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How to Attract, Engage and Retain Top Candidates When You’re Not Google

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In April, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% , the lowest it’s been in over a decade. That’s excellent news for the economy (and for people who need to support their families), but it also means that competition for talent has reached cutthroat intensity.

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The Simple Key to Designing a Workplace Recognition Strategy That Gets Results

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Let’s say you have two employees who have similar jobs and similar tenure with your company. We’ll call them John and Jason. John thrives on interaction with his peers and he’s usually the one to speak up first in a brainstorming session.

Three Qualities of Successful People Managers

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The Monday funk is a real thing for many workers, for various valid reasons. For example, you could be dreading the long list of tasks you are trying to chip away at, or you have back to back meetings.

6 Practical Ways to Delight Candidates During the Recruitment Process

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If you’re not paying attention to your candidate experience, you’re losing talent. Candidate experience matters, and not just for the people who end up working for you.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Create Engaging New Employee Experiences with These 5 Onboarding Strategies

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Do you remember the day you first started your job? It was probably a whirlwind of activity: signing forms, meeting colleagues, taking a tour of the building, completing orientation – and, of course, figuring out the coffee maker.

5 Skills That Set Employees Apart in the Age of AI

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Imagine a doctor’s office where diagnostic images were scanned for anomalies not by a doctor, but by a machine. Think about the implications of a marketing application that can determine the emotions of customers based on written reviews.

Enhance the Career Experience with eCards

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It’s officially the time of year where “Hocus Pocus” seems to play on a loop 24/7. This iconic film sets the tone for the beginning of the holiday season and offers some delightful quips and quotes from the Sanderson sisters.

The Evolution of the Employee Survey: How to Empower Your Workforce with Compelling Experiences

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Depending on which surveys you look at, somewhere between 70% to 85% of employees in the workforce are not engaged. Those are discouraging numbers for employers, because disengaged employees score lower in productivity metrics than they should.

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Show RESPECT by Telling the Truth

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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Recognition Results in Repetition

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In our first blog to this series, we provided a synopsis of Dr. Jack Wiley’s paper Suggested Actions for Human Resources to Create a Better Employee Experience , which offers strategies based off his research-based RESPECT framework. If you haven’t had a chance to read part one, you can do so here.

Tips for Being Text Savvy in Recruiting

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“That’s an amazing invention , but who would ever want to use one of them?” This is what President Hayes said to Alexander Graham Bell when he first saw the telephone in 1876. Now, fast forward over a century, and answer this question: what was the first thing you did when you woke up this morning?

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?

Honoring America’s Workers – in September and Beyond

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It’s been a national holiday for 125 years now. Labor Day is something that many people look forward to as it marks the beginning of one of the best seasons of the year – football.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

7 Ideas for Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day

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One week to go for the official “unofficial” Employee Appreciation Day holiday - in case this is news to you its March 1 st !

Three Ways to Keep Recognition at the Forefront in a Remote Workforce World

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By now it’s widely known that flexible work options, including the ability to work remotely, are near the top of today’s job seekers’ wish lists. Our own survey report on The Remote Workforce found that nearly 75% of millennials have expressed a desire to have more opportunities to work remotely.

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Using On-Demand Recruiting to Meet Hiring Needs

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Finding the right candidate – especially when you need to fill a position fast – is like searching for a particular fish in the ocean. Sure, there might be plenty of fish out there, but they’re not all the same.

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Your Remote Workforce

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Did you know that 43% of employees work from home at least some of the time? And that doesn’t include contingent workers or freelancers who contribute to your team as independent contractors.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Goal Check! How to Help Employees Stay on Track and Achieve Their Goals This Year

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We’re halfway through the year. January seems like a long time ago and December is still a long way out. But the clock is ticking toward Q4, and that means it’s time for a goal check-in. It’s easy to set ambitious goals in January, but how are you doing on them now? How about your employees?

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Boost Engagement and Retention With Strategic Exit Interviews

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Flexible working hours. Supportive managers. Permission to head home when your work is finished, even if it’s before 5:00. Cultural elements like these strongly influence employee engagement on the job, and hopefully, the people you hire will be a good fit for the culture you’ve designed.

Techniques to Help Accelerate Engagement Throughout the Recruiting Process

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The data makes it clear that organizations that cultivate high levels of engagement also deliver exceptional performance regarding productivity, revenue, profitability, retention, customer service and other key metrics.

The Power of Job Branding

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Most people in the recruiting space agree that employment branding is as important to recruiters as product branding is to marketers. By taking the idea one step further and branding each job as you go to market, you'll see an impact in three powerful ways.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Strengthen Engagement at Every Life Stage

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“Millennials are addicted to their phones.”. Baby Boomers don’t understand technology.”. Checking Facebook at work is completely acceptable.”. Checking Facebook at work is completely unacceptable.”.

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Build more engaging career experiences from pre-hire to retirement

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Much has been written in recent years about the need to improve Employee Experiences (EX). Many of the solutions offered under this umbrella include technologies that enable self-service, greater convenience and more personalized experiences at work.

Take an Einstein Approach to Education and Career Growth

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“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Albert Einstein sure knew what he was talking about here.

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5 Ways Direct Managers Shape Your Hiring and Retention Culture

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Job-hopping is the new normal in today’s workplace, and it’s not limited to recent graduates. People of all ages are leaving their jobs for greener pastures more frequently than they used to. The median tenure for workers over the age of 55 is just 2.53

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Stop Candidate Ghosting

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Have you ever set up an interview with a promising candidate who never showed up? Has a potential new hire quit responding to your emails and phone calls? This behavior is known as ghosting and it’s happening more frequently as the job market strengthens. In August, 3.6

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Candidates Sound Off on Recruitment Processes

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Candidate Experience has emerged as the buzz-worthy term of choice among thought leaders in recruiting. In today’s highly competitive market for talent, creating better candidate experiences can reduce your drop-out rate.

From Pre-Hire to Retirement: Employee Experiences That Engage and Retain at Every Stage

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If you think the success of your company starts with excellent customer experiences, you are in good company. But that’s not quite the whole picture.

5 Powerful AI Tools for Smarter, Faster Recruiting (And Why Human Interaction Still Matters)

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Remember the first time you saw The Matrix? Didn’t it seem like AI was some sort of futuristic semi-frightening technology, but at the same time so far from reality that you never really thought about it outside the silver screen? Somewhere along the way, AI shifted from science fiction to reality.

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Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.