Three Tips to Improve Employee Feedback

By on October 5, 2015

When you think about everything that organizations and employees grapple with on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget the importance of employee feedback. However, providing continuous feedback to workers can help your company achieve success and position your organization as a desirable employer. A WorldatWork study revealed that 66% of employees believe they experience too little interaction...

Career Websites Still a Best Bet for Branding

By on September 28, 2015

While the widespread adoption of social media has resulted in countless considerations for employers when it comes to branding, social platforms have yet to diminish the value a career website offers in terms of helping potential employees understand who your organization is and what you offer from an employment perspective. In fact,  research from Talent Board found that shows that 65% of...

Boomer Engagement Strategies: Why Stop There?

By on September 22, 2015

A Talent Management post on Baby Boomers caught my eye, primarily due to its premise that members of this generation have higher levels of disengagement than other workforce segments. I’ve actually seen conflicting research on the subject in recent years. Some studies support the notion that Boomers are less engaged than their counterparts, while other studies support the idea that older workers...

Your Talent is Looking Elsewhere: What Should You Do?

By on September 17, 2015

There are many reasons why people decide to make a job change but, according to a LinkedIn survey, job seekers cited the opportunity for career advancement as the number one reason for leaving their current position. Employers: If you’re not looking internally first to fill your organization’s openings, then you’re making it even easier for existing talent to look elsewhere. Here are a few...

Diversify Your Workforce with Remote Workers

By on September 9, 2015

Given the important role flexibility plays in worker satisfaction, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the recruitment and retention benefits you can achieve by offering a telecommuting program. However, you can also leverage work-from-home programs and virtual offices to attract specific workforce segments, thereby adding greater diversity to your employee population. In particular, you can use...

The Future of Internships: “Unternship” Day

By on September 4, 2015

Last month I* had the opportunity to test out an interesting concept, the unternship day. The idea behind the unternship is to expose interns to new and interesting experiences outside the office. These extraordinary real-world experiences might be the key to developing a more innovative employee. Global communications firm, Golin was first to introduce an “Untern” program in the fall of 2014....

Recruiting “Passives”: Only a Phone Call Away?

By on August 31, 2015

In this oft-mentioned, so-called “war for talent,” some 21st century employers are going to greater lengths to attract top-performers. Last week the Chicago Tribune featured June Inc., a Windy City startup that pairs employers, via phone, with prospective talent, specifically tech workers. Employers come to the table with offers in-hand; all the candidate has to do is pick up a phone, listen to...

Talent Attraction Troubles? Time to Look at Your Employer Brand

By on August 24, 2015

If you were to guess what percentage of respondents to LinkedIn’s global job seeker survey cited an organization’s reputation as a great place to work as being the most important factor when considering a new job, what would you estimate that percentage to be? Tired of guessing? It’s more than half. Worldwide, 56% of job seekers — active and passive — cite a positive employment brand as the most...

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