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Workplaces in US – Gallup data reveal an unsettling pattern

There is an urgency for leaders to define and convey their vision more clearly — and rally employees around it. Gallup data reveal an unsettling pattern in the U.S. workplace. Employees have little belief in their company’s leadership. We have found that just: • 22% of employees strongly agree the leadership of their organization has … Continue reading

HR – CEOs’ selected strategies for meeting the Human Capital challenge

CEOs know that meeting their most urgent business growth challenges is inextricably linked to the strength of their human capital base. Effective use of human capital resources remains a critical issue for our respondents, and their strategies to improve productivity center on developing talent from within, improving leadership skills and pipeline, and building a performance … Continue reading

The four faces of the alternative workforce

Some companies already recognize the challenges of maintaining a consistent culture across locations and extending it to people in alternative workforce arrangements. Consider the challenge that Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, acknowledged when it filed its IPO. Snap Inc. broke the Silicon Valley mold by launching its IPO without a designated corporate headquarters. In … Continue reading

Australia – A very positive perception of mature age workers by employers

Attracting and retaining an engaged and productive workforce is key to the success of any organisation and, in turn, is critical to a thriving economy. With an ageing Australian population and skills shortages experienced across many industries, it is more important than ever for organisations to encourage experienced workers to remain in the workforce. Whilst … Continue reading

Employee Engagement in US – 13 Percent have “the passion of the explorer,”

AMERICAN companies will spend over $1 billion on employee engagement in 2017 and over $100 billion on training and development activities. Yet despite this investment, employee engagement remains low, at 34 percent. Perhaps more troubling: In an increasingly unpredictable business environment, most US workers, even those who are engaged, lack the disposition to embrace unexpected … Continue reading

Traits in Order of Importance when Hiring a Candidate – “Work ethic/integrity” topped the list

Express Employment Professionals [has] released new survey results … revealing traits that are most important to businesses when hiring job candidates. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked to “rate the following traits in order of importance when hiring a candidate with 1 being least important and 5 being most important.” “Work ethic/integrity” … Continue reading

Diversity in Management – Innovation rises with it

BCG and the Technical University of Munich conducted an empirical analysis to understand the relationship between diversity in management (defined as all levels of management, not just executive management) and innovation.  Although the research is concentrated in a particular geographic region, we believe that its insights apply globally. The following are the major findings: The … Continue reading

Recruiting – 10 things ethical and professional recruiters never, ever do

The barriers to entry for a would-be independent contingency recruiter are nonexistent.  Anyone with a phone and an internet connection can call themselves a recruiter and start representing themselves that way to candidates. That’s why the business of recruiting has a bad reputation with so many people. It’s a shame, because there are also top-notch, … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias – The failures of diversity training

There’s great work showing that diversity is correlated with business performance. But we’ve also learned that that probably won’t be enough to move the needle. That came as somewhat of a surprise to many of us, who thought that if we can show the business case, things will happen. But clearly more needs to be … Continue reading

Talent Acquisition – Should become more intertwined with all the functions of the business

Talent acquisition executives predict “workplace flexibility” will be the top reason why candidates choose an employer five years from now. This flexibility goes well beyond workers’ hours and location, to the very nature of the employee-employer relationship. That is part of another shift in the talent landscape: the move from a full-time employee base to … Continue reading

HR – What’s being automated?

While technology will never be able to replace the human factor in human resources, it will likely take over certain functions on talent acquisition and management teams. A new survey from CareerBuilder shows that 72 percent of employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the … Continue reading

Recruiting – Are you biased?

Are you biased? Consider these sobering stats and see if any hold true for you: Pedigree: For a 2016 study of law firm hiring bias, a male’s résumé that subtly signaled privilege–sailing and classical music as hobbies–received nearly four times as many callbacks as ones that didn’t. Source: American Sociological Review Gender: In one study, … Continue reading

10 of the worst problems with the well-established Recruiting and Selection process

10 of the worst problems with the well-established Recruiting and Selection process used at nearly every medium-sized and large organization: 1. Job openings are designed based on the Essential Requirements needed for the job (many of which are untested, arbitrary and not even close to Essential) rather than on the work itself. This happens because … Continue reading

Tips for Staying Actively Engaged at Work

Everybody needs a mental break once in a while—time that they can spend relaxing and recharging. But when one mental break turns into consistent disengagement, it can spell trouble for your career. Learn what causes disengagement and how you can combat it with this great resource from Company Folders. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Awesome Workplace Incentives Companies Are Offering

Most job seekers aspire to higher salaries, but there’s more to job hunting than looking for more money. You’ll also want to look for great workplace incentives that improve your quality of life. This top ten countdown of employee perks will show you the craziest workplace perks that real companies are offering—and why they matter.     … Continue reading

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