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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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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.

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.

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

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

What Does the Tax Reform Mean for the Rewards & Recognition Industry?

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Over the last few months, Engage2Excel, along with several top recognition companies had serious concern. It was over the repeal of Section 274(j) of the Internal Revenue Code, which has been in place for 31 years and contains rules on the tax treatment of “employee achievement awards.” A change that could bring devastating results to the reward and recognition industry. Rewards and Recognition safety tax employee achievement awards IRS regulations length of service tax reform

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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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.

Research Reveals Positive Outcomes from Recognizing Employee Service

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Research Reveals Positive Outcomes from Recognizing Employee Service. employee service awards employee recognition employee surveys

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

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.

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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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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Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

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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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.

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

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.

What do millennial candidates really want?

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Much is being written about millennial candidates these days—and for good reason. Millennials represent three-quarters of active job seekers and will comprise 50% of the workforce by 2020. With CEO outlook for revenue growth exceptionally high and unemployment at its lowest level in six years, creating a millennial-friendly candidate experience has become a mission critical priority. Are millennials really different than other generations?

After the Interview Week 2

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Haven’t you always wanted to be a fly on the wall during an interview, just to see what the interviewer(s) ask and how prospective candidates answer? Well, CNBC’s “The Job Interview” is doing just that and we thought we’d take a look at the good and the bad in what we are calling “After the Interview.” Join our very own Jay Floersch, Vice President of RPO & Talent Solutions, as he recaps Week 2 as our guest blogger!

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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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?

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Looking for a reason to recognize employees? Look up.

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We sometimes sit in amazement at the frequency with which we encounter employee recognition programs that aren’t tethered directly to a company’s enterprise strategy. Examples include recognition programs that reward values rather than behaviors that are linked to performance.

8 Reasons Why Employees Seek Employment Elsewhere

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When the number of available jobs exceed job seekers, employees who aren’t happy look for employment elsewhere. The U.S. labor market is now the strongest it has been in decades, with the ratio of unemployed Americans to open jobs now at 1.4 In July 2009, this ratio was a whopping 6.6 to 1.

9 HR Trends to Watch for in 2016 (Part 1)

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The world is changing and so is how we work. When it comes to the field of HR, leaders and professionals need to be on the cutting edge of what is happening in today’s workplace, not to mention being flexible to that change. leadership HR Trends Change

6 Employee Onboarding Tips

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In a previous post “ Make Your Employee Onboarding an Engaging Success ” I shared the strategy behind why onboarding programs are necessary. In this post, I am taking those strategies and listing six tips to make onboarding effective in your organization.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.