All Blog Posts Tagged 'Employees' (30)

Hiring for Cultural Fit Even with a Contingent Workforce

Did you know that from late 2009 to 2012 the number of temporary workers in the workforce increased by 29%? I think we can call that a rapidly growing sector of the workforce, especially when you consider that private jobs grew by less than 1% in the same time period. It’s certainly a big enough jump to keep managers and executives alike up at night considering how to manage it…

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Added by Ryan Mead on October 13, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Training is the Coconut Oil of the Workplace [Part Two]

Did you catch the first part of this two part series on the natural wonders of training? Okay, so there’s nothing very natural about an LMS, but what we’re going for here is that training seems to be the fix-all when it comes to finding a remedy…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

“Zappos Insiders” Employment Practices: Benevolent Discrimination: Type A Personality “Neurotypicals” need only apply

Zappos takes the ax to job postings and develops its own Social Media network to evaluate potential hires. Demonstrate passion for the company and its products publically and perhaps you can be one of the…

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Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

4 Ways to Give Your Employees a Work-Life Balance This Summer

I know far too many company leaders that avoid time off or other perks that they believe will put a dent in production, with no real evidence that that will in fact happen. With attraction and retention on the top of most employer’s to-do lists, it’s the perfect time to create your…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Employee Engagement Myths Debunked

Engagement and retention are huge topics right now in HR, and leadership in general. High turnover numbers and epidemically low employee engagement numbers are costing companies in a big way. For a while, employers were running their organization’s…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

5 Reasons Your Employees Stay

Disengagement and turnover are among the top concerns for employers today. Both of these issues can negatively impact a company in a huge way. Celayix revealed that one in four employees leave their place of employment within the first year, and the cost of replacing them can be higher than…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

What Cultural Fit Isn’t

small 4617759902 Let’s define this already! “Cultural Fit” has become such a buzzword in recruiting and HR, but is anyone 100% sure what that means for their own organization? Knowing what a cultural fit looks like in the light of the unique values of your organization is vital, but it is also important to be aware of what a cultural fit isn’t.

A popular definition of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Culture Interview 101

You’ve heard it enough times, “Hire for cultural fit, train for skills.” It makes sense, it creates cohesive workforces and reduces retention rates –but how exactly do companies assess a cultural fit? Companies like Zappos that are known for their focus on…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The #1 Combatant of Turnover

Internal mobility is the process for transferring talent from one role to another. The succession planning that goes into effective internal mobility has inherent properties that are known to increase retention. According to Bersin by Deloitte, there are three main factors that need to be in play in order to …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Want Loyal Customers? Start with Your Employees

Companies like Zappos and Southwest Airlines got it early on –happy employees makes happy customers. It makes a whole lot of sense, but we are currently seeing very few companies mastering employee engagement. Gallup conducted their annual State of the Global Workforce study and found that…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 8, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Employee Recognition in Training

If employee recognition isn’t a solid part of your training program, you’re missing out on one of the strongest retention tools an employer can have in their arsenal.  Research done by Leadership IQ tracked 20,000 new hires, and a surprising 46% of them failed…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: The “Time Off” Issue

It’s the holidays, and time off requests are rolling in like tins of unwanted baked goods. There are football games, family gatherings, it’s cold and flu season, there are a thousand extra errands to run, and oh yeah…the holidays themselves. This time of year can present a big problem in the world of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Look at Your Employee Evaluation Process

 and evaluations are how we keep our workforce in good shape. Retention and engagement both increase when good work is consistently and relevantly rewarded, and the documentation of poor work keeps the company safe and moving forward. Evaluations are how we keep a finger on the pulse of our workforce, but a lot of leaders aren’t using them optimally, or at all for that…

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Time Spent vs Work Done

We’ve all thought it, “I could do this from home, why do I need to be here…wearing pants?” And then killed time on Candy Crush for the last couple hours of the workday. When the recession hit, a lot of businesses said, “Yeah, why do you need to be here?” Telecommuting became an incredibly popular way to work. …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beating Low Morale in the Workplace



Instead of handing employees a handbook and wishing them the best of luck, there’s a better way to get them informed and engaged. Employees who are given the proper material and training, engage and produce. It’s common sense, if companies facilitate the proper training of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 14, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Employees, Engage!

An “engaged employee” is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. Even from the definition, it is apparent that employee engagement benefits the individual as well as the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 30, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Five Ways to Help Your Employees Feel More Engaged at Work

Many business owners cite staff retention as one of the most important elements to making the company a success. Hanging on to the best people can be a difficult task, and with many other businesses looking for employees with certain skill-sets, you have to be impressing them as much as they impress you these days.

So what can you do help make your…

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Added by Simon Hopes on July 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do Your Employees Even Need a Social Media Policy?

Social media policies weren’t something companies even needed to deal with just a few short years ago. Now they’re a hot topic for most HR pros, especially if you’re the first one hiring in your company. Setting up an HR Department requires thinking through this potentially thorny issue. And it’s not just for small companies, when attracting the right talent, all companies need to recognize the importance of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Online Interviews Extend Employer Brand Beyond the Career Website

For a talent acquisition manager, the career website is often their first exercise in employer branding. These days, companies are deploying employer brand strategy to their social media channels as a means to further engage with talent. However, once a candidate decides to apply for a job, the rest of the hiring…

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Added by Angela Yu on March 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Independent Contractor or Employee - It's Not the Worker's Decision!

Many of the questions we receive from recruiters revolve around the proper classification of workers as either 1099 independent contractors or W-2 employees.  One recent inquiry we received was particularly interesting, and we thought other recruiters could learn from it as well.

The recruiter in question works for a large firm. This particular recruiting firm has a standard practice of asking each contract candidate whether they would prefer to be…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 18, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

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