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Ideas for Driving Engagement Throughout the Talent Lifecycle

Engage2Excel

For the past several years there has been so much discussion around employee engagement that you may be growing tired of the term. Yet, the facts are hard to ignore. Companies with highly engaged employees consistently outperform those without.

48% of Employers Do Not Rescreen Employees, Despite Prevalence of Organizational Risk

HR Daily Advisor

Regularly-scheduled follow-up background checks can help protect employees, customers, and company assets, a new survey finds.

And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…

HR Hardball

Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience.

How to Use Pinterest to Recruit Remarkable Employees

Capterra

Update: 4/25/2017: Pinterest recruiting is becoming increasingly common. Stay on top of the trends with these updated tips and tricks.

How to Find the Best Human Resource Management Software

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How To Make Your One On One Meetings More Effective

15Five

One on One Meetings are one of the most important tools available to managers, and they are instrumental to running a successful company. Yet many managers treat them as a nice-to-have or cancel them in lieu of other matters.

Network Like A Pro With These 4 Simple Tips

Everwise

At best, networking can provide you with new professional contacts, job opportunities, and even friendships. At worst, it’s awkward and ineffective. But don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to ensure that your networking experience is a positive one.

Pro Tips to Get Your Resume Past Technology & Into Human Hands

ClearCompany HRM

Applying to big brandname companies can feel like throwing a pebble into an ocean. How can one stand out when so many people apply for the same job? On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes , but only 4 to 6 of these people will be called for an interview.

A Personal Employee Engagement Watershed: Stop Putting Lipstick on Camels

David Zinger

Whoever said “it’s nothing personal” was not talking about work. Iguazu Falls in Argentina (February 2017) by David Zinger. This post is personal. I apologize in advance for not offering you levers, drivers, or 11 action items to boost engagement.

The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers

When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.

Keeping Performance Management REAL

PeopleStrategy

Managing performance. About as much fun as taking your car in for an oil change, new tires or a tune-up.

10 Business and Recruiting Reasons for Requesting Salary Information

TLNT: The Business of HR

The practice of firms either requesting or requiring applicants to provide their salary history is coming under tremendous pressure as part of the overall push for pay equity for women. As a result, there are many new and proposed laws about the salary history request, including outright bans.

Workers Routinely Go the Extra Mile but Companies Don’t Get the Full Picture, Says Survey

HR Daily Advisor

In its first annual Billing and Burnout Report , Kimble Applications —a professional automation service company—analyzed and reported on the habits and burnout of employees that track billable hours (accountants, lawyers, IT consultants, marketers, etc.),

Digital Transformation’s Impact On Business Processes And Work

SuccessFactors

A previous post addressing the impact of digital transformation on business models can be found here. Today’s businesses operate in a world of increasing complexity characterized by higher data volumes, faster business cycles, and ever more demanding customers.

Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates!

Losing a quality candidate at the job offer stage is one of the most costly pitfalls in recruiting. Download our guide to boosting your offer acceptance rates and learn the 5 secrets to closing top candidates every time.

I didn’t get a job because I was a bully in high school

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been trying to break into a niche industry (30-40 jobs in a city with a population of 3 million) for a while now. I’m in my late 20s, and though it took me some time to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I have finished my degree and completed two internships. I’m working part-time in a related field and freelancing while searching for a full-time job in the niche industry.

Setting Yourself Apart With Soft Skills

ATD Human Capital

Many job candidates believe their college transcripts will get them where they need to go in life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work that way: How you did in college is inconsequential to how you will fare in the workforce.

10 Fantastic Employee Perks and Where to Find Them - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

10 Fantastic Employee Perks and Where to Find Them. When it comes to employee benefits, Google, Facebook, and similar tech companies reign at the top of the list. Perks like extended parental leave, covered newborn costs, reimbursed health and fitness classes, on-site gym, free lunches, paid sabbaticals and extra vacation days all seem to be growing in popularity across the board as more companies actively work to improve employee satisfaction.

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Fired for accidentally live-streaming nude on the company’s Instagram page (oops!), now she’s suing for her job back

The Employer Handbook

That’s me after reading yesterday’s Google Alerts; the ones I set up to capture employees doing dumb stuff on social media.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Why We Need More Women (Thought) Leaders in HR

HR Gazette

Ahead of this evening’s awesome DisruptHR Chicago event, co-organiser Nicole Dessain offers her take on why the world need more female leaders in HR. HR and Achieving Gender Parity.

SHRM Top 20 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media 2015-16

QAspire

Last week, SHRM India continued its tradition of releasing its report on Top 20 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media for 2015-16. I was thrilled to be ranked amongst Top 10 Influencers for the fourth consecutive year.

The Latest Employee Engagement News #17

David Zinger

ONE TIP – ONE RESOURCE – ONE TOON. Again. It is easy to have our engagement with work or a task slip away. Perhaps our mind wanders or we get lost surfing the internet. Just say, “again” and renew your engagement. You may have many slips but you can always begin again.

The #1 Reason People Fail the HR Certification Exams

UpstartHR

At my last check, the pass rates for the HRCI exams were somewhere around 50%, meaning that half of the people that show up to take the test fail the exam.

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

3 Techniques for Creating a Positive Culture for Hourly Employees

CultureIQ

Hourly Workers Tend to be Less Happy with Their Company Culture–How Can You Overcome This? According to data from the 2017 Top Company Cultures Program , hourly workers rate their perception of company culture consistently lower than salaried employees.

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Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

Everwise

Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. In that time, she’s grown from an entry level legislative analyst into, as Lynn says, “nearly every role that’s in my department.”

Millennials Support Automatic Retirement Plans, Seek Sponsor Help

HR Daily Advisor

The youngest employees and defined contribution (DC) plan participants often want more automated features to their plans, and most assign their plan sponsors some responsibility for helping them choose the right investments to fund their retirement while it’s still decades away.

How to Praise Employees

Workforce Software

When done right, recognition makes workers happy, productive, and loyal. Here are 6 guidelines to help make sure that you're praising your employees effectively. Blog Organizational Culture Time and Attendance Workforce Management Workforce Scheduling

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.