The Only 3 Employee Perks That Actually Matter
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In today’s competitive job market, many companies are looking beyond salary and benefits to stand out to top candidates. Top-tier companies like Google and Apple have revolutionized the perks that employees enjoy in order to attract and retain their elite workforce — offering employees everything from unlimited time off to free automotive maintenance. One company even offers free scuba lessons !
3 Things Candidates Care About More Than Money
MARCH 30, 2016
With the unemployment rate at the lowest since 2008, today’s job seekers have more choice — and more power — than ever before. According to CareerBuilder , one in five employees plan to change jobs in 2016, so the job seekers are out there. The real question is, how do you make sure your company is what they’re searching for? What matters to job seekers ? Job Stability. Transparency.
How to Watch Out for Unconscious Bias in Hiring
JUNE 7, 2016
“First impressions are everything.”. It’s a pretty common adage, but the truth is that first impressions can also be deceiving. If you’ve ever been dazzled by a smooth-talking candidate only to discover his low work ethic two weeks into the job, you know what we’re talking about. Could your unconscious bias be ruining your hiring process? Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process. What’s In a Name?
How to Increase Employee Well-Being: A Surprising Solution
APRIL 7, 2016
Does this sound familiar? You rush into the office for an early meeting. You have an important project deadline in two days, but you’ve barely started the project. You get distracted by urgent emails and small fire drills all day. You even forget to eat lunch. And for the rest of the day, you just can’t seem to focus. You are not alone in this struggle to stay focused, engaged and productive.
8 Ways to Reduce Employee Burnout (& Prevent Turnover)
DECEMBER 22, 2015
In the United States, 53% of workers say they are burned out and overworked. Why so many? You don’t have to look too far to find the cause — in the same study, 41% planned on not using their allotted vacation days. This is bad. Really bad. 40% of workers name burnout as their chief reason for searching for a new job. Click To Tweet. Create a Supportive Environment. Click To Tweet. Be Proactive.
4 Things That Are Hurting Your Employer Brand (+ Solutions)
MARCH 23, 2016
You have what you believe to be a top-notch employer brand and an awesome open position that job seekers will surely flock to. Unfortunately, your employer branding efforts and creative job posts aren’t having the effect you thought (and hoped) they would. So what’s keeping job seekers from applying to your seemingly great opportunity? Is your employer brand in jeopardy? Click To Tweet.
3 Ways to Spot Coachability in an Interview
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Do you want to hire people who repeatedly succeed? (Is the sky blue?). Of course you do. But here’s the rub — past success isn’t necessarily the best indicator of future success. Past success isn’t necessarily the best indicator of future success. Click To Tweet. But Larry,” you might say. “If not past success, what should I be looking for?”. “Coachability,” I’d tell you. Harder question.
5 Smart Reasons to Snoop on Candidates’ Social Media
APRIL 15, 2016
You’ve hired someone whom you believed would be a great fit for your organization, but they’ve turned out to be an absolute disaster! What went wrong? And how can you avoid it in the future? The answer might be as easy as doing a little social media screening. 52% of employers screen candidates on social media. Should you? Click To Tweet. If you still aren’t convinced, keep reading.
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How to Hire and Hold onto Millennial Employees [Infographic]
MAY 26, 2016
Millennials. They’re lazy, entitled job-hoppers with one foot out the door, always looking for the next best thing. Or so the internet would have you believe. Millennial stereotypes have been fed to us by the media for years, but in reality, these stereotypes are often far from the truth. For instance, millennials don’t necessarily need their hands held during projects; what they want is feedback.
Most Companies are Terrible at Listening. Here’s How to Be Different. [+ Infographic]
MARCH 3, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — why do humans have two ears but only one mouth? To listen twice as much as we speak. Okay, it’s not exactly a joke, but it rings pretty true, doesn’t it?). Despite that well-worn adage, we humans still tend to be pretty bad at listening. Companies, it seems, are even worse. workers are engaged in their jobs ( Gallup ). What are companies doing wrong?
Recruit Your Tribe: How to Hire for Culture Fit
APRIL 6, 2016
One of the most important tools you have as a hiring manager is writing job posts that communicate your company culture. If done well, you can appeal to your tribe while weeding out the rest. You sit in the driver’s seat; use these expert tips when writing job posts and watch as you build a tribe that changes the world. Wait, why do I want to hire a tribe? What is a tribe? The Tribal Job Post.
5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Retain Star Employees
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
So you’ve recruited a superstar. Congratulations! Your work here is done…or is it? Hang up your recruiter hat and put on your retention hat. The work has just begun! You know that keeping star employees on your team is critical to your company’s success. But how do you keep top performers from coming down with a case of “the grass is always greener?”. study by BambooHR found that the #1 reason people leave jobs was a lack of advancement. We’d all love to grant our star employees raises and promotions, but we don’t always have the luxury of extra budget or open positions.
This is How You’re Wasting Time in the Recruiting Process
JUNE 30, 2016
You post a job opening with bated breath and wait for the applications to start rolling in. You’re hopeful that you’ll find the perfect candidate soon. But days, weeks, and months go by — the position is still open. You’ve chalked it up to a lack of talent, but there’s more going on. Your recruiting process is wasting time, and it’s costing you money. No Talent Pipeline. But this wastes time.
5 Reasons Why Diversity Initiatives Fail (+ How to Save Yours)
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Efforts to i ncrease diversity in the workplace are nothing new. It’s widely acknowledged that more diverse workforces are better workforces , and most successful organizations have explicit diversity policies in place. So where does the disconnect come from? If leaders know that diversity is good for business, why do they fail to create diverse workforces? Why do good diversity initiatives fail?
4 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials in 2016
APRIL 14, 2016
You already know the scoop on millennial workers, right? They’re “entitled. ” They’re tech-savvy. They expect constant feedback. They want to change the world, and want to work from home doing it. They expect their careers to revolve around flexibility, meaningful work, and high salaries. At least, that’s what the internet will have you believe. By the end of 2016, over 3.5
How to Write Attractive Job Postings: 6 Practical Tips
MARCH 24, 2016
An exciting new vacancy with unlimited growth opportunity has opened at your organization, so naturally you’re hoping to attract lots of high – quality candidates in a bid to find a superstar. So you craft what you consider to be an attractive and compelling job posting and wait for the high-caliber resumes to start rolling in. But all too often they don’t. Click To Tweet. GPA or higher”.
How to Hire, Train, and Retain Goal-Getters [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Flash Poll: Who here thinks that human resources has a direct impact on bottom-line company goals? (Me! Pick me!). hope you raised your hand, because it’s 100% true. Hiring , training, and retaining high-achieving employees is arguably the most impactful job there is when it comes to bringing your company closer to hitting its bottom-line goals. Be Clear. Create Small Steps. Provide Feedback.
5 Reasons Internal Recruitment Is the Way to Go
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. If you were in the Girl Scouts, you know that old campfire song by heart. The sentiment may seem trite, but it actually holds a valuable lesson for folks in human resources — appreciating the people you already have is just as important, if not more so, than bringing new people on board. should know. It was in quality assurance.
4 Communication Mistakes You Need to Avoid in the Hiring Process
MARCH 16, 2016
Effective leaders have become unicorns in the workplace, and job seekers are on the hunt to find them. But they’re coming up empty. According to a recent survey of health IT professionals , 51.3% rated their supervisor’s ability to lead and engage as decisively subpar. Here are some of the most common communication mistakes made in the hiring process, and how to avoid them: 1.
What do Job Seekers Actually See in a Job Description?
MARCH 15, 2016
At this very moment, there are upwards of 5.7 million job posts competing with yours for job seekers’ attention. It’s true. According to data from The Conference Board , there were 5.7 million job postings this past November, the highest total since counting began in 2005. And that number continues to climb daily. How do they read your job post? Take a look through your job seekers’ eyes.
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Why is Diversity Important in Hiring?
AUGUST 25, 2016
Author of the famous 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , Stephen R. Covey once said, “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”. This maxim is especially true in the workplace. According to a 2015 McKinsey study , diverse companies perform at least 35% better than their homogeneous counterparts. Research has predicted that by 2050 , Caucasians will no longer be the majority in America.
4 Business Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace
MARCH 7, 2016
The cry for diversity in the workplace has reached a boiling point. Last October, record 12,000 people attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the “world’s largest gathering of women’s technologists” according to the website. companies are spending millions annually on diversity programs and initiatives. You might be surprised. Click To Tweet.
3 Secrets Content Marketers Know About Talent Acquisition
APRIL 13, 2016
What does marketing have to do with talent acquisition? Plenty, if you consider what hiring managers can learn from content marketers. Content marketers are professionals that, according to a definition by the Content Marketing Association , are responsible for “creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience.” Download Now.
A Brief History of Diversity in the Workplace [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
This is not so much a history as it is an our-story. Groan if you want, but it’s kind of true. The history of diversity in the workplace is by definition the story of how the concept of inclusion finally worked its way into our national narrative. When you have equality in the workforce, it creates a domino effect of change across the socioeconomic system. Click To Tweet.
3 Ways Your Company Can Be More Transparent Today
MAY 19, 2016
The best employer brands have one clear thing in common — they are boldly transparent about who they are and what it’s like to work there. Bold transparency is the key to driving employee engagement through the sharing of employer brand stories,” said Brand Amper co-founder Jason Seiden in a session at the 2015 HR Technology Conference. Click To Tweet. Why Transparency in Recruitment Matters.
7 Talent Acquisition Mistakes You’re Currently Making [SlideShare]
JULY 12, 2016
Wouldn’t it be great if recruiting were like baking? A few cups of experience, a tablespoon or two of technical know-how, a dash of just the right certifications. How easy it would be to fill positions if you could Weird Science your way to the perfect candidate. Ask yourself: Are you having trouble getting candidates to fill out your applications ? Like this? Then you’ll love….
3 Ways for Big Companies to Be More Like Startups
AUGUST 30, 2016
“Though she is but little, she is fierce.” ” Shakespeare may not have been talking about startups, but he might as well have been. Startup culture has come a long way since the infamous Internet Boom, but it continues to lure the best and the brightest away from more established mega-corporations. The fact is, millennials are flocking to startups. Startups are exciting. shudder*.
How to Recruit Like One of The Best Places To Work
JUNE 29, 2016
It’s no secret that during Q1, many companies are focusing on attracting top talent. The 2016 LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends survey of more than 3,800 recruiters found that 62% of respondents expect an increase in their hiring volume in 2016. 62% of companies expect to hire more in 2016 than they did in 2015. Click To Tweet. Unfortunately, recruiting is a highly competitive game right now.
How to Make HR More Personal with Tech
MARCH 31, 2016
In theory, human resources is about humans. People. You and me. But in practice, that’s not always the case. There are paperwork, budgets, business priorities, and other factors that sometimes get in the way of the direct concerns and needs of employees. But today’s HR leaders want to get back to putting employees front and center. Paperwork is inevitable in HR. Facilitate Constant Feedback.