How do you improve or maintain employee engagement? Check out our June survey results!

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin   It’s the age old Human Resources challenge. How do you keep your employees engaged? Interested? Motivated? Productive? In our June survey we asked you this very question.   And here’s what you told us: • 33% of you don’t do anything specific to engage your employees. You believe it’s up to them. • 23% of you give your managers the freedom to determine how best to engage and coach their teams. • 23% of you use surveys...

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Is your great only average?

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin The US Labor Board found that over 30% of new hires fail. Gallup recently released a report stating that 82% of management hires fail. Yet, in a recent PI survey, when asked what they are good at, HR professionals overwhelmingly reported that they excel most in hiring the right people. So, what’s behind this disconnect? Join PI Worldwide for a live webcast on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 when we unveil the results of our Talent...

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Hey CEO, You’ve Spent a Boatload on Customer Acquisition… How much have you invested in talent acquisition?

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin According to Colin Day, author of Why CEOs Need a Talent Acquisition Strategy, from the June 8 issue of Entrepreneur.com, “In today’s hyper competitive global economy, the most critical aspect of a business to innovate and grow lies in its ability to attract and retain the right people to help realize the future. All too often we focus singularly on the competition for customers and not on the competition for talent.” Colin goes...

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Hunting Unicorns. Are We Wasting Our Time Searching for Mythical Candidates?

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin Drew: Google, what is a unicorn? Google: Well Drew, a unicorn is a mythical creature represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead. Key word being “mythical” or made up…fantasy. It’s quite likely that you’ve created your own set of ideals – your very own version of a unicorn – in your efforts to source, select and onboard the best people to work at your company. Now, because you are realist...

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Why Haters Gonna Hate on HR? (and 4 Ways to Stop It)

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 | 1 comment

by Drew Fortin Why do people dislike HR? No matter what type of business leader or senior manager you talk to these days, the majority seem to think that HR is more of a nuisance than a helper to their business function. This month’s cover of Harvard Business Review magazine dons the headline “It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New.” In an article entitled “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It,” Peter Cappelli,...

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7 Tell-Tale Signs of Accountability Issues

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 | 0 comments

By Greg Barnett Several months ago, the president of our company along with our VP of technology made a bold, public commitment to our clients: The company would hit an aggressive deadline for rolling out our new tech platform or they would shave their heads. This week, the deadline was missed and what is now affectionately being referred to as “The Shaving” took place. Pictures of the leadership’s shiny heads were sent to employees and clients...

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Employee Engagement: How do you measure it?

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 | 1 comment

By Greg Barnett The following is part 3 of our employee engagement series. You can read part 1, Employee Engagement: What it is…and isn’t, here and part 2, Employee Engagement: What drives it? here.   The most common way to measure engagement is through an employee survey. Traditionally, the annual census survey has been the way that most companies keep a pulse on the state of their employee population. In many ways, this is like an annual...

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Employee Engagement: What drives it?

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 | 0 comments

By Greg Barnett The following is part 2 of our employee engagement series. You can read part 1, Employee Engagement: What it is…and isn’t, here.   What Drives Engagement? Engagement is a desired psychological end-state. But to build an engaged workforce, an organization must think deeply about the employee work experience and how it affects the psychological triggers of its employees to get them to believe, buy-in, and engage. Driving...

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Employee Engagement: What it is…and isn’t

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 | 0 comments

By Greg Barnett Employee Engagement. Almost everything you read in the talent space mentions it. Some believe it’s an HR buzzword – a fad that will come and go. Others see it as mission critical – the very reason for existing as a talent professional. While it is hard to predict the future, the general consensus is that employee engagement is a very real and very important element of organization success today. In fact, Bersin’s 2015 Global...

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Knowing What Makes Your Employees Tick

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 | 0 comments

By Drew Fortin   Most HR professionals put the lion’s share of their hiring efforts into finding, attracting, vetting, and securing the right person for the job. But what happens after they make the hire is as important, if not more so. Keeping staff engaged once they’re on the job can be incredibly challenging…and costly. The 2015 National Job Seeker Report published by JobVite reveals that “45% of workers will jump ship for a new job...

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