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Engagement in Action: Four Key Drivers to Highly Engaged Employees

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Employee engagement: the buzzword is everywhere, but can anyone really agree on what it means? How do you measure it? And how can you build an effective strategy that works in your unique company culture?

Our national survey reveals what you can do to reduce voluntary turnover.

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Due to ever-increasing competition for top talent, employee retention has become a critical business concern across all major industries.

Seven steps for translating your engagement survey into business results

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More than half (53 percent) of U.S. companies with 500 or more employees conduct employee engagement surveys. However, more than a third of managers do not act on the results of these surveys. The implications of this inaction, which has held at a relatively constant rate for several years, are particularly significant in today’s business environment in which high turnover rates and historically low unemployment converge to reduce capacity for achieving growth forecasts.

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5 Easy Ways to Not Waste the Money & Time You Spent on Your Engagement Survey

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In our last two blog posts, our colleague, Tyler Morrison has spoken about why an engagement survey is important to understanding your organization's health and how to prepare your organization for your survey. This week Tiffany Adams, is taking the reins and sharing her ideas for not wasting all the money you just spent on your engagement survey! workplace culture workforce challenges employee surveys engagement surveys employee engagement strategy workforce engagement

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Live Webinar: How to Build a Strong Recruiting Pipeline in 2019

When your company is growing fast, there’s not a lot of spare time to vet prospective hires. Without the luxury of a careful, thoughtful and unhurried interview process for each and every role, you need to get smart about filling your recruiting pipeline. It’s all about finding and teeing up high-quality prospective candidates who align well with your company’s mission and are ready to hit the ground running, ramp quickly and thrive long-term. Join Elicia Hughey, VP of HR at Octave Music Group and the experts from Glassdoor and Newton to learn what it takes to build a strong pipeline by being as strategic as possible at every stage in hiring.

Three Practical Sourcing Tips To Stay Ahead of the Machine Learning Curve

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In Part 1 of this blog story I urged professional sourcers to adapt their focus as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) play in increasing role in the field. In a nutshell, AI can now do many sourcing activities better and faster than humans. However, there are still important things that humans do better than machines. Sourcers who focus on those things will continue to be in demand, while those who don't adapt may be edged out.

Sourcing and Machine Learning: What You Need to Learn

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the sourcing game, and smart sourcers are adapting. In our quest to stay cutting edge, my team implemented a few new practices discussed at SourceCon , and in this two-part blog I want to share some of those methods. You probably know that AI and machine learning are already a part of our lives. That's how companies like Netflix and Amazon learn your preferences so they can make suggestions.

A five-step framework for evaluating and improving recruitment operations

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All employers, large and small, are competing to attract and retain employees for the same hard-to-fill jobs in today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven marketplace. McKinsey & Company reports that more than three- quarters of Fortune 500 CEOs do not believe their companies are effective at attracting highly talented people. Of those CEOs who do consider their companies successful at attracting top talent, only 7% believe they are effective in retaining them.

Do You Know Your Organizational Health?

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In the complex anatomy of your organization, your workforce is the heartbeat. A strong, healthy heart pumps blood throughout the body, usually at a steady rate, but can work much faster when necessary. Similarly, a robust workforce propels productivity throughout the organization, supplying oxygen in the form of discretionary effort and removing toxins such as complacency.

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International Recognition Strategy "Musts"

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Thanks to social media and the constant influx of information from our smart devices, people are more connected than ever. Yet, many organizations continue to struggle in uniting a global workforce through engagement and recognition strategies. Geography, language barriers, and diverse work environments create challenges. Have you ever found yourself asking the following. employee recognition global recognition international recognition global workforce organizational goals strategy

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.

Research Reveals Positive Outcomes from Recognizing Employee Service

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How does your company compare to competitors on employee engagement?

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If your CEO showed up unannounced in your office tomorrow and asked the following questions, would you be able to answer them? Are our employees more or less engaged than our competitors? In what ways, specifically, are our employees more engaged and less engaged? Now for an even more important question. If you couldn't provide answers on the spot, should you or your HR department be able to? Today’s CEOs have data on nearly every facet of their business.

Unlock Your Company's Competitive Advantage

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The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you don't measure.” Business leaders today have access to an overwhelming amount of data to inform decisions about marketing, product and service design, customer care and supply chain optimization.

10 Onboarding Ideas You Can Use Right Now

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Your inbox is probably filled to the brim with advice on onboarding. There are two reasons why this topic is hot right now: record employment levels and some pretty alarming facts about first-year voluntary turnover rates—particularly among millennials.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Recognition, A New Year Resolution

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Another year has gone by, and the time for making new resolutions has arrived. From being healthier and living better to being more kind – the goals are lofty for many. As I get back into the swing of things, I reflect on what I live and breathe every day: employee recognition. Recognition employee recognition new year resolution thank you

Redesigning Recruitment to Improve Employee Engagement

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HR leaders are rethinking the role of HR along with fundamental aspects of organizational design to create more engaged and agile cultures. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report, 92 percent of survey participants ranked organizational redesign as a critical priority.

Learn How Top Recruiters Overcome Market Challenges

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Record low unemployment, a positive economic outlook and a proliferation of recruitment channels make recruiting more challenging today than ever before. To find out what’s working and what isn’t, we interviewed five senior talent advisors, each with a decade or more of experience and a track record of success in several different industry sectors.

5 Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

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The technological advancements in recognition software are being adopted by HR teams across the world. With the HR role stretched to included more and more responsibilities, this group is looking for ways to automate and assist with recognition initiatives and other strategic endeavors.

Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

The Power of Preference

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The employee experience is on the minds of many HR professionals. As more organizations are looking to enhance the experience, sometimes improving existing practices, like employee recognition can have great value. When it comes to recognition, we know employees want it. In fact, lack of it is the number one reason employees would leave their current job. While the finite numbers and needs vary from generation to generation, it goes without saying: employee recognition is critical.

How does your company measure up on goal setting and performance feedback?

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For the past decade, many in the HR industry have been calling for radical changes to the performance management process and an end to the annual performance review. While many companies have moved to more frequent programs for individual goal setting and performance feedback, reports of the death of the annual performance review (to steal a quip from Twain) “have been greatly exaggerated.” People want to know where they stand.

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The Future of Workforce Engagement

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Many consultants and analysts would have us believe that the future will bring fundamental changes in how we do our jobs. That, of course, is what keeps them in business. However, what changes can HR leaders realistically expect when it comes to managing workforce engagement? And, to what extent is the past a prologue to the future? We put these questions to Engage2Excel’s Chief Scientific Officer, Jack Wiley, Ph.D.,

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5 Tips for Preparing your Organization for an Engagement Survey

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Conducting an employee engagement survey is now a common practice for a majority of companies with 250 employees or more. In fact, 83% of respondents in our recent Trendicators report say their organization has conducted an engagement survey in the last two years. Engagement surveys are popular because they provide an opportunity to understand and analyze how employees feel about the workplace conditions that influence performance, loyalty and emotional connection to the organization.

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Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

What Do Employees Say About Service Awards?

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More than three-quarters of all U.S. companies recognize employees’ tenure through formal length of service recognition programs. Yet, the question still remains… Do today’s employees still see value in service awards? Find out in What Do Employees Say About Service Awards?, a groundbreaking report based on a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees, representing all major industries and demographic groups.

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Get the latest survey research on performance recognition.

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How common are performance recognition programs today and what effects do they have on the employees they’re designed to influence? To answer these questions, Trendicators™–the research division of Engage2Excel–recently conducted a survey of 1,500 U.S. employees representing all major industries and demographic categories. Statistically Valid Research: The results of this original research study, which have a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5%

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Discover What Today’s Job Seekers Really Want

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Over the past few weeks we have released infographics highlighting results of a survey conducted through our Trendicators research arm that depict why candidates accept job offers and why employees seek employment elsewhere. These insights have been among our most popular research findings to date.

Why What Employees Think About Engagement Surveys Really Matters

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More than half of U.S. companies with 250 or more employees have conducted engagement surveys within the past two years. However, what do employees think about the engagement surveys their employers periodically—some might say, ritualistically—ask them to complete? We looked for answers in the available literature but couldn’t find a single survey on the topic. How ironic is that?

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Small Business Compensation Trends for 2018

We’ve developed a special edition of PayScale’s 2018 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) specifically for small businesses. It covers everything from base and variable pay practices to competitive jobs, retention concerns and mergers & acquisitions. Download the free small business edition to gain insights such as: Top compensation priorities and concerns for small businesses in 2018. How small business pay practices differ from other organizational sizes. Ways that small businesses organizations emphasize culture through compensation.

Surveys Matter, But Actions Matter More

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Surveys dominate the news these days. In the midst of one of the most unique primary seasons in U.S. electoral history, the results of voter surveys have upended the political process. Why is this? Engagement employee surveys stratgey

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Creating Great Employee Experiences

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HR leaders have always been challenged to manage dual responsibility for operational and strategic HR functions. Meeting the day-to-day needs of the organization in areas such as recruitment, comp and benefits administration and risk management must be integrated with initiatives for improving engagement, productivity and retention.

After the Interview Week 3

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We hope you've recovered from your turkey hangover and ready for another installation of CNBC’s “The Job Interview!” Our very own Jay Floersch, Vice President of RPO & Talent Solutions and guest blogger has recaped Week 3! recruitment candidate engagement job seekers talent acquisition candidates job interviews interview

Ideas for Improving Engagement in Workplace Wellness Programs

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More than two-thirds of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs, yet the median participation rate in these programs represents less than one quarter of the workforce. Cultural health check: What does your company’s workplace wellness program say about your organization’s culture?

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Recognition Changes Everything

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We think it is important to make employees feel valued; it’s our business to help other organizations do just that. Each day we are witness to moments of great employee achievements – big and small - and see how recognition of those moments has a powerful impact.