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Realigning Recruiting

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History shows that resilient organizations recover quickly in changing market conditions and fast-moving disruptions. Updating your talent acquisition strategy to be more resilient is key for optimizing a bounce back.

How Will 2021 Be Different?

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If 2020 taught us anything, it is that the institutions and systems we rely on as a society are vulnerable and fragile.

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Planning for Better Recognition in 2021

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Suppose you want your employees to give better recognition and have employees recognized more frequently than they are. You may want to think about transforming your organization's recognition strategy now for 2021 with a carefully thought out plan. employee recognition

Do You Have Recognition Resolutions?

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Making resolutions for the New Year is easy but sticking to them not so much. In addition to your standard resolutions, have you thought about adding some that focus on Employee Recognition? If you haven't in the past, now may be a good time to start.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Top Five Blog Posts of 2020

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To say 2020 has felt like it has lasted a lifetime is an understatement. The thought of 366 days (thanks Leap Year) is hard to comprehend, but we're almost at the finish line!

Bridging the Distance

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The relationship between managers and their direct reports has undergone severe stress testing during the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, according to a Career Builder survey, 58% of managers have never received training in people management.

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Use Texting to Remind People to Give Recognition

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Is recognition top of mind for your leaders and managers? What if you could remind your leaders and managers to recognize more often, using everyday technology to help? There is a way to nudge your leaders and managers into giving more frequent and better day-to-day recognition to employees.

Do You Know The People You Are Recognizing?

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When you want to give recognition to your employees, it’s vital to know their recognition preferences. Recognition is mostly an intangible expression of acknowledgment and valuing of an individual or a team, their positive behaviors, personal effort, or contributions.

The Impact of a Compliment

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People have genuine anxiety about their abilities to give meaningful and effective compliments, which can translate into their ability to provide meaningful recognition. Their awkwardness transfers into an attitude of underestimating the effect their compliment will have on people.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Giving Thanks and Recognition

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many recognition program initiatives. In past years, managers or employees could easily walk up to a peer and give them thanks or recognition for a job well done. Now, for the time being, the opportunity for most in-person recognition doesn't exist.

Infuse D & I Into Your Recruiting Strategy

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Talent acquisition plays a significant role in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Organizations often create a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy without the underlying programs needed to ensure frontline adoption.

What Employees Want and Need to Hear Now

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As the pandemic continues to take its toll in health, economic and emotional terms, employees everywhere need to hear that their contributions are valued.

Rethink Recruiting for the Road Ahead

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Recent spikes in COVID-19 infection rates around the globe underscore the fact that much uncertainty still lies ahead in overcoming the unprecedented health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

How to Encourage Employees to Focus More on Recognition

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There are many things the current pandemic has affected, especially when it comes to how companies use their recognition and reward programs.

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Show Me, Don't Tell Me, How to Recognize

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Sometimes organizations think all they have to do is tell their leaders to go out there and say, “thank you,” more often, and that’s all you have to do to improve recognition. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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How to Make the Most of Remote Work

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Providing remote workers with the technology they need to be productive is vital. However, a far greater challenge exists in addressing the emotional needs and interactive routines of employees who work from home.

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Help Managers Understand What Employees Really Want From Them

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Over the past several years, Employee Experience has become a term beloved in HR circles, particularly among HR consultants and platform providers. Broader than Engagement, Employee Experience is meant to encompass everything an employee sees, hears, feels and believes about their employment.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Five Key Aspects of Emotional Intelligence for Recruiters

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I n the face of any social or economic upheaval, you'll usually find a slew of articles urging recruiters to use emotional intelligence (EI) in difficult times. While this is true, EI is always crucial in recruiting. Strong EI can enhance all areas of your life, but let's focus on why it is essential in recruiting. There are many definitions of EI out there, but this one by Bradbury and Greaves, from Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , highlights the aspects directly relevant to recruiting: recruiting

Best Practices for RPO Implementation - Set Up for Success

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Whether you have decided to take on the task of building out your company’s recruiting program, or have chosen to partner with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm, here are five best practices to consider when you don’t quite know where to start. Recruitment Strategy

When Recognition is Not Top of Mind

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Too often, recognition and rewards programs you have in place are not top of mind for many people. And when employees themselves are not on board with recognizing others, you know you’ve got a problem. What does it take to raise the importance and value of recognition? employee recognition

2020 Recruiting Trends: Technology and Human Connection Drive Recruiting Success

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At the HR Technology conference this year, HR analyst Josh Bersin observed that while HR technology is rapidly changing across the board, the most dynamic area of growth is in recruiting technology. New advancements in AI, assessment, sourcing tech and mobile functionality have radically altered the recruiting experience for both recruiters and candidates. As we stand on the threshold of a new decade, we can expect these advancements to pave the way for significant change.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

It’s Time to Rethink Diversity and Inclusion

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Few in the HR community would disagree that we, as a society, have reached a tipping point concerning issues of discrimination, diversity and inclusion.

Prepare Candidates for Virtual Success

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While many organizations have gone to great lengths to set up their employees for remote work success, there is one area that many may not think about – candidate interviews. Believe it or not, hiring is still happening in this chaotic world. Companies must keep the hiring process moving smoothly and provide the best candidate experience, including preparing a candidate to participate in a video interview.

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Force Yourself to Do What You Fear

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In early August, Engage2Excel participated in the WorldatWork virtual conference, where we teamed up with Spartan – you know those extreme races designed to push you to your limit and beyond? Yes, THAT Spartan! During our session, “Transform Fear into Opportunity,” we spoke with Joe De Sena , founder, and CEO of Spartan.

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. That’s especially true in fields like healthcare and technology, where finding candidates with the right skills can be downright exhausting. retaining talent retention candidates candidate experience hiring unemployment rate

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Why Are HR Practitioners Optimistic? Find out in our latest survey report.

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There are many unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. But few groups have received less recognition or are more deserving of praise than the HR professionals who have worked tirelessly to help keep their organizations functioning amidst a sea of fear, uncertainty and often dubious information.

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Keep Your Best Employees Engaged With Stay Conversations

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Exit interviews are standard fare at many organizations. Whether you find them helpful or you dread them, you understand that the purpose is to glean useful feedback from departing employees about ways your company can improve. The exit interview is an important tool for gathering insights that people might otherwise be hesitant to share. After all, a departing employee has no reason not to be completely honest with you.

Recognizing Employees In the Workplace vs. Remotely

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The coronavirus has more people working from home than ever before. To those now forced to work remotely come both benefits and personal stresses. One area that many companies have not adequately prepared for is how to best recognize newly remote employees. Recognition

RPO Implementation Best Practices - Get Prepared

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When looking to implement an RPO program, it’s important to know that no two RPO programs are the same. This is not a ‘cookie cutter’ situation. An implementation should be adapted to your organizations needs and with any project, solid preparation can save time & minimize risk in the long run. There are several moving parts with implementing any type of RPO program.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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. You probably also remember clearly how you felt that first day – how your boss treated you, whether your team members were friendly and whether you could find all the information you needed.

Driving Individual and Organizational Success

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We live in a world that is increasingly focused on personalization and customization of our individual experiences. For example, in e-commerce, everyone from Amazon to Netflix to Spotify is delivering experiences that are personalized to the interests and behavior of the individual using the service. Marketing has long used personalized approaches to create target advertising based on customers’ past shopping behavior.

How to Overcome Personal Resistance to Giving Recognition

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Do you resist giving employees recognition? There are a lot of excuses for not acknowledging the great things they do from "Someone else will do it ," to "Why do I have to say something?" - the list goes on. But what if no one stops to recognize. The results could be detrimental to an organization. Roy Saunderson, chief learning officer at our sister company Rideau shares his thoughts on the topic of overcoming the resistance. Recognition

How can you optimize recovery through a smart talent-acquisition strategy?

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All organizations today are preoccupied with two paramount objectives: keeping employees and their families safe and maintaining business operations during the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Although the death toll and economic consequences of the crisis have been devastating, business leaders must now balance workplace and public safety with financial accountability.

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.