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The “Best” Workplaces Can’t Compete with The Optimized Culture

May 17, 2019 | Achievers | HCI

Work-life balance is one of those buzzwords that’s been around long enough to take on quite the range of meaning and interpretation, so focusing on the newest sense of balance could make or break employee engagement within the company, as well as the organizational wins up for grabs now and in the future.

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2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

May 1, 2019 | Erin Geiger | BountyJobs

For over a decade BountyJobs has been at the forefront of tackling America’s hardest-to-fill roles, building tech-forward solutions to help employers leverage third-party recruiting to find the best talent for their most business-critical positions.

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The Negative Network Effect: Stop the Spread of Workplace Anxiety

April 26, 2019 | Lucy English | meQuilibrium

What is a network effect? Information and sentiment spread quickly through social networks at work and beyond. A relatively small number of incidents can change the environment in a workplace quickly, sending people into counterproductive loops of fear and anxiety which grow and are reinforced socially.

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Improving Time-to-fill in a Tight Labor Market: Four Ways You Can Speed the Hiring Process

April 17, 2019 | SkillSurvey | HCI

When it comes to measuring the health of your hiring practices, time-to-fill is probably the single most important indicator. A good time-to-fill metric tells you that your recruiters are on the ball and your systems and processes are working well. Of course, in periods of low unemployment (like what we’re seeing today), your time-to-fill metric can take a hit.

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3 Social Media Secrets to Supercharge Recruiting

April 9, 2019 | PlanSource | HCI

While social media was once viewed as a workplace distraction, more companies are changing their views on social media. Instead, teams are embracing social media as a powerful communication tool—and it’s about time. According to recent Glassdoor research, 79% of job seekers use social media during the job search process.

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A Retrenching or a Renaissance?

April 3, 2019 | Shannon Seery | Symphony Talent

Reports on the so-called “death of retail” are highly overrated. In fact, according to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. about 700,000 workers were hired in the retail industry as seasonal employees in 2018, the most since 2015.

That being said, retail employees – both full-time and seasonal – are feeling the effects of a highly volatile market. For several years now, many big-name organizations – from Sears to Payless, Barnes & Noble and countless others – have been closing their doors. However, this doesn’t mean the need for talent is in decline. In fact, retailers who promote better in-store experiences are still growing and are letting candidates know that their doors are wide open.

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The All-New Employee Experience that Compliments Change and Beats Competition

March 29, 2019 | Achievers | HCI

In real life, much like any great customer experience, the employment experience only begins at the first hello. And what happens next is critical to engender lasting loyalty, trust and mutual investment of time, resources and support.  Make no mistake, the employee experience greatly impacts retention, not only workforce retention, but customer retention too.

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Versatility Powers Today’s Workforce

March 28, 2019 | Dan Day | TRACOM Group

Versatility is an essential part of building a more engaged and effective work culture.

All of your employees have predictable behavioral patterns (their “Social Style”), but 65 percent of them don’t realize the effects their preferred behaviors have on other people around them. By helping people understand these behaviors—why they exist and how we can adapt them to the people we work with—you’ll build a more productive, collaborative environment that appreciates diversity of thought.

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How HR Can Support Managers in Coaching Conversations

March 22, 2019 | Quantum Workplace | HCI

Leadership and employees have lost faith in traditional performance management. Almost half of HR professionals say that performance management is a waste of time. And only 29 percent of employees believe HR actually helps them perform better.

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AR as a New Tool for Learning

March 21, 2019 | Micah White | HCI

It shouldn’t be a surprise that augmented reality has been adopted as a tool for teaching, both in corporate and classroom environments. Certain lessons are greatly enriched by the ability to combine digital information with real-world visuals. But many learning leaders will want to walk before they run into augmented reality.

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Learn the Recruiting Metrics Used at High-Performing Organizations

March 20, 2019 | Jenna Filipkowski | Kronos

There’s no doubt that it’s tough finding the right talent in a candidate’s market. But right now, the challenges for talent acquisition are unparalleled by anything experienced in the previous few decades. Over the past four years, there has been a steep uptick in the number of job openings relative to the number of hires. 

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Employee Engagement: Are We Approaching It All Wrong?

March 8, 2019 | ITA Group | HCI

Organizations spend an estimated $18B on their people management strategies with the goal of engaging employees; yet, just 15% of full-time employees worldwide are engaged, according to Gallup’s most recent State of the Global Workplace Report. And those engagement levels have been stagnant for nearly a decade. It’s an epidemic employers and human resources professionals have been battling for ages, and the reasons are widespread.

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D&I Data Sources that Inspire

February 26, 2019 | Amanda Reid | HCI

Finding inspiration for Diversity and Inclusion strategies can take many forms.  Observing a situation in real life can inspire a theory.  An offhand comment from a colleague or a stranger can inspire an “ah-ha” moment.  For me, finding inspiration rarely involves googling a topic or reading a listicle.

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Retaining Top Talent in 2019: The Key Drivers of Workplace Culture

February 22, 2019 | Energage | HCI

A healthy economy is a good thing. But it also presents challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. First, everyone is pulling from the same, limited talent pool. And then there’s the issue of turnover, because now more than ever, employees are being tempted to pursue better opportunities.

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3 Ways to Unlock the True Value of Feedback

February 21, 2019 | Beth Wagner | Fierce

Giving quality feedback can cause intense anxiety and receiving feedback gracefully is one of the hardest things to do. We want to be liked, after all. We want to appear as though we are competent in everything we do.

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Engage Your Recruiting Pipeline with Smart Tech Strategies – Email is One of Them

February 20, 2019 | SkillSurvey | HCI

Recruiters are having trouble finding and hiring new job candidates these days, and it’s no wonder. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a national unemployment rate of 3.9% for December 2018. Plus, the skills shortage is seriously crimping the talent pool: In HCI’s annual talent assessment survey, Bridging the Skills Gap with Workforce Development Strategies, 62% of over 180 HR practitioners said a skills gap among their existing workforce negatively affects their ability to meet strategic goals. What’s more, 59% said external skills shortages are producing the same effect.

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Tapping Into the Power of Employee Voice

February 15, 2019 | Bridget Zapata | Waggl

Concepts like Employee Voice, transparency, real-time feedback, and inclusion still sit on the “do not touch” list for many HR departments. Some People leaders are proponents conceptually, but when push comes to shove, the idea of embracing practices that give more power to employees can be too daunting or seem impractical.

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Employee Engagement Starts from Within

February 8, 2019 | ITA Group | HCI

As a busy HR professional, you already know that keeping employees engaged and motivated is crucial to retention and organizational success. The challenge is knowing what’s working (and what isn’t) so you can create the exceptional employee experience you need to drive these results.

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People Analytics and AI: 5 Steps to Minimize Risk and Maximize Reward in Employment Decisions

February 5, 2019 | Nathaniel Glasser | HCI

The world of artificial intelligence (“AI”), big data, and predictive analytics presents great opportunities for employers to improve the quality and efficiency of their operations, including in employee selection procedures. Just as AI has revolutionized corporate marketing and advertising techniques, it promises to significantly change the future of employment decisions.  But failure to exercise proper precautions can present serious risk that carries severe legal consequences.

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Getting Managers to Actively Improve Employee Engagement: Is Your Approach Data-Informed?

February 1, 2019 | Justin Black | Glint

Let’s face it: Employee engagement programs often fail. In fact, they fail a disheartening amount of the time. The most common reason is because far too few people are doing what the whole initiative was designed for: using data to take effective action to help people be happier and more successful at work. There are big opportunities missed when managers lack the tools and accountability to act on insights from their people data. The unwanted results: employee attraction, performance, and retention suffer; speed and quality of decision-making are sub par; and people feel undervalued and disengaged. This is a critical problem worth solving, and many companies are turning their focus and efforts to doing just that — igniting meaningful, visible action.