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Why Data-Driven Employee Career Growth Discussions Are Critical

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Careers used to progress linearly–you’d start at the bottom and climb up the rungs of a clearly defined ladder until you retired–but the world of work has changed so much.

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Measure Quality of Hire With These Three Critical Factors

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Editor’s note: This popular article has been updated to include new research and data. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report , 56% of recruiters use talent acquisition data to increase employee retention. .

Build vs. Rent: Don’t Crash on the Do-It-Yourself Iceberg for People Analytics

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“Build vs. Rent” is a common dichotomy in technology buying, but what does it mean when applied to people analytics? What should you be aware of before committing to one path or the other?

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

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Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken.

Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

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Why HR Must Use People Analytics for Strategic Decisions

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Today’s HR landscape is more complex than ever before: globalization is taking the competition for talent worldwide, four generations are in the workplace at the same time , and contract workers account for at least one-third of the workforce.

3 Ways People Analytics Ends Employee Retention Guesswork

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It turns out that HR shares a passion with economists. Hiring, vacancies and turnover are critical measures on both the state of the economy and the health of the organization.

How to Compete For Talent Against the Amazons of Your Industry–and Win

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When Amazon announced its shortlist of cities for its new HQ2 in January, many job seekers rejoiced, while most talent acquisition professionals were filled with feelings of dread.

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!

Data Journalism for HR: The Beginner’s Guide

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For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the facts are tied together by a good story , an otherwise intimidating journey turns into an enriching experience.

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How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics

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With voluntary resignations at an all-time high and unemployment rates historically low, employee retention is a key objective for most HR organizations, and employee turnover is the single most prevalent HR metric. However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans.

Strategically Managing Manufacturing Skills Gaps With Learning Analytics

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For many companies struggling to fill job vacancies, “corporate colleges” have become a necessity. At one factory complex in Washington, workers check out books from a company library, reports this recent WSJ article. At another in Atlanta, a faculty teaches workers lessons from the factory floor.

Employee Turnover is Highest in January: How to Keep Critical Employees from Leaving

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This is the time of year when employers need to be proactive with their employee retention strategies. Recent data from Glassdoor specifically calls out January as the month when more employees are likely to leave.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

How to Create a More Transgender Inclusive Workplace

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Brooke Brimo is an Honours Political Science student at McGill University. In her Feminist and Social Justice Studies class, she researched discrimination against transgender people in American workplaces. She was inspired by the story of Ginger Chien, a transgender device architect at AT&T.

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Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

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Whether you call it “gig,” “fluid” “liquid,” “agile,” or something else, an increasing proportion of work is done through engagements other than regular full-time employment.

The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

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“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it.

Opioid Crisis: Determining the Impact to Your Workplace

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When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts? However, when you start peeling back the layers of the issue, the answer emerges.

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Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

The Six Skills for People Analytics Success

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Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, and author in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work.

The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

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“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it.

To Optimize Work Automation, Get Beyond “Robots Taking Our Jobs”

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Automatic teller machines (ATMs) got a lot of recent attention, with 2017 being the 50 th anniversary of their introduction. On June 27, 1967, Barclays Bank installed in London a machine that allowed cash withdrawals using paper vouchers. The British Press called it the “robot cashier.”

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How to Choose Employee Engagement Survey Questions That Get Actionable Results

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Employee engagement surveys are often the first tool HR leaders use to start creating a data-driven strategy for their company. However, when it comes to deciding what questions to ask in your survey, all is not created equal.

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!

How To Take Action On Employee Feedback Using The Agile Method

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Agile software development was created as a way to meet the rapidly changing and complex demands of customers. Agile HR is gaining momentum as a way to meet the rapidly changing and complex demands of today’s workforce.

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Post-Brexit Workforce Challenges: How to Strategically Plan Through Ambiguity

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“If Brexit occurs there will almost inevitably be a period of uncertainty, and uncertainty is what we can’t cope with.”.

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Why HR Needs Mid-Level Analytics Projects

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The most exciting stories of people analytics involve big data yielding surprising findings that deliver an enterprise-wide impact. The least exciting stories involve essential, but basic metrics such as dashboards with accurate turnover data.

12 Ways to Get C-Suite Buy-In for Great HR Initiatives

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Imagine a world where every great HR initiative gets properly funded: Retention programs are fully backed by the C-suite, recruitment snafus are nipped in the bud before they become big problems, and even the CFO meets employee engagement initiatives with near-giddy enthusiasm.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

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Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions.

Using HR Analytics for Workforce Cost Management [Case Study]

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In May 2016, wildfire broke out in Wood Buffalo Municipal District near the City of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and became possibly the costliest disaster in Canadian history.

People Analytics Conferences Data-Driven HR Leaders Can’t Miss in 2018

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People analytics is now business-critical and, more than ever, HR must take advantage of the massive opportunities that analytics provides.

Scenario Planning Basics for Strategic Talent Planning in a Brexit World

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In the late 1980s, British employers waited with bated breath as a demographic time bomb ticked: Government bodies and industry experts predicted a severe worker shortage due to declining birth rates and increasing numbers of young people remaining in full-time education.

Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics

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With voluntary resignations at an all-time high and unemployment rates historically low, employee retention is a key objective for most HR organizations, and employee turnover is the single most prevalent HR metric. However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans.

Curbing Employee Turnover Contagion in the Workplace

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The deadly 2002-2003 SARS outbreak remained an epidemiological mystery for over a decade. The source of the disease — which killed 774 people worldwide — was unknown, and there was no vaccine.

6 Training Ideas for a Smoother HR Technology Rollout

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Training colleagues to use a new HR technology can be daunting and there is a lot of pressure to get it right.

6 Steps for Making Smart Decisions With Wearables Data

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Several years ago, data gathered from sociometric badges (wearable devices equipped with sensors) revealed something interesting about the Bank of America’s call center employees: those with the fastest “average call handling time” were also the most social.

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Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".