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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Rising Popularity of Personality Tests Raises as Many Questions as Answers

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 | 0 comments

A Behavioral Science View of the TIME Optimized Hiring Article By Drew Fortin The cover story of the most recent issue of TIME magazine (June 22, 2015) spotlights personality tests, with a seemingly young, would-be applicant literally weighed down by a test and floundering in a sea of questions, and the ominous headline “How High is Your XQ – Your Next Job Might Depend on It.” The cover story status is testament to the growing awareness and...

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When Good Hires Go Wrong

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 | 0 comments

  By Drew Fortin                     I’ve personally been there. Screened, interviewed, and checked references for a new hire that seemed to be the perfect fit (woo hoo! look who I found!), only to find that on day one things are not quite right. Perhaps they are too reserved than you thought or maybe they introduce a level of drama or negativity that creates a not-so-fun work environment....

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How Business Analytics Drive Better Portfolio Performance for Private Equity Firms

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 | 0 comments

        Dan Courser, CEO of Predictive Synergistic Systems The onus on PE firms Private equity (PE) firms wear many hats for their portfolio companies: they’re part financial analyst, recruiter/hirer, group counselor, marketer, and predictor of the future. Doing any one of these things well is a skill in and of itself, doing them all well is seemingly impossible. Business analytics help PE firms successfully execute in each...

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Build Better Management Teams at SuperReturn 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin SuperReturn is the largest annual private equity and venture capital conference in the US and offers nearly 600 attendees multiple opportunities for networking, master classes and roundtables. This year it runs from June 15-18 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel and among the event’s special guest speakers will be Dan Courser, CEO of Predictive Synergistics, a management consultancy that helps its clients improve their...

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Achieve Big Results for Your Small Business

Posted on May 7, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin National Small Business Week gives us the opportunity to recognize the important contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the US each year, according to the US Small Business Association. That all adds up to a lot of hiring. We are proud to work with thousands of small business owners...

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May 6 Webinar: How to Decode the Talent DNA of Gen X, Y and Z

Posted on May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin It’s hard to ignore the impact younger generations of workers have had on the way work gets done over the past few years. With 92 million millennials in the US, their unique work styles and preferences are transforming corporate policies, organizational cultures and HR processes. From flex time to performance conversations, the debate continues around the best methods to operate in a seemingly millennial world of work. To...

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April 21 Webinar: Navigating the World of Talent Assessments: What Matters Most?

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Finding and keeping the best talent today hinges on accessing, understanding and applying predictive analytics that drive results. Today, up to 70% of organizations (up from 30-40% just five years ago) are using assessments to measure skills, behaviors, cognitive ability and other workforce data (Bersin). However, with hundreds of assessments to consider, how can you cut through the complexity to select the right system that...

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PI Survey: Recruiting and Retention Trends

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 | 0 comments

By Michelle Kozin PI Worldwide is researching how the best and the brightest recruit, retain and grow their people. Care to weigh in? If you would like to share what’s working well in your company – and where you might be struggling – we would love to have your input. As a thank you, all survey participants will receive exclusive access to the survey findings and report, which will be published in May. You will also have the chance to enter to...

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