Talent Management

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint. Read more…

Legal Issues, Talent Management

Are Sleepless and Fatigued Professionals Going to Cost You?

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By Howard Mavity

Big law firms, accounting houses, and especially hospitals, have long prided themselves on requiring young professionals to work extraordinary hours, and perversely, young professionals wear their sleep deprivation as a badge of honor.

Their seniors reason that they put in such absurd hours, so why should the youngsters be any different. Why indeed?

Perhaps because fatigued professionals may make mistakes? Or because they burn out early and the employer’s investment in them is lost? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

One Answer to One of America’s Toughest Recruiting Problems

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Hey Tech Recruiters — your job is really hard, isn’t it?

Do you want to know a recruiting job that is about a hundred times harder than yours? Try recruiting Truck Drivers!

The truck driving recruiting industry is insane. It’s reported that right now there are 36,000 truck driver open position in the U.S.! Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Good Look Into Referrals and Why You Must Treat Candidates Right

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There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about the “candidate experience,” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE).

There are lots of opinions about whether ensuring that candidates for hire have a high quality experience is meaningful. Some think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But I think most believe treating candidates like consumers is smart business. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

David Letterman’s Retirement Signals the Great Boomer Workforce Exodus

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When asked by The New York Times to describe his impending retirement, David Letterman called it “a good solid punch to the head.”

After taping 6,000 episodes of “Late Night” over a 33-year career (three years more than his mentor, Johnny Carson), his analogy could not be more fitting – retirement is always a figurative punch to the head, both to the retiree and the organization losing them. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

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Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded.

Here are eight (8) signs you and your organization may be stuck in a talent time warp: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Although It’s Better, U.S. Employers Are Still Struggling to Fill Vacancies

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ManpowerGroup’s 10th annual Talent Shortage Survey is out, and it reveals that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages.

This marks a decrease of 8 percent, down from 40 percent in 2014. Globally, the percentage of employers experiencing difficulties continued to rise, increasing from 36 percent in 2014 to 38 percent this year. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

A Hard Lesson For Starbucks About Customers, Employees, Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

Raise your hand if you don’t own a smartphone.

According to Pew Internet Project research, 64 percent of American adults own smartphones. And that’s just the adults.

So, it should come as no surprise that, in the brief amount of time it takes someone to pull a phone of a pocket, bring it to life, pull up a camera app, and hit record — five seconds maybe — anything you (or your employees) do in public can be stored and shared. Read more…

Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: A Surefire Formula For Success With Your Employees

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While you probably do extensive record keeping to track how well your team meets customer service standards and goals, I doubt you track how well you are doing when it comes to taking care of your internal customers — your employees.

What are you doing to ensure they keep coming back day after day?

OK, so you may track employee turnover, but that’s “closing the barn door after the horse is out.” Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

First Impressions: Why Onboarding Employees Is Like Going on a First Date

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I arrived early excited about my first day and my first real job from college. I just could not believe how disorganized they were. It was like nothing you said. As a matter of fact, they were not expecting me until the following week. When I showed her the letter, she had to make phone calls to HR. It was a total mess. I knew then that I would not be here long.”

That short message was told to me by my daughter, who after finishing college, got her first “real” job. Because of my background in HR, I told her what the first day would probably be like since this was a well-known brand.

I had flashbacks of that encounter a few weeks back as I gave a presentation around that theme at the Global HR Summit in Doha, Qatara  last week. Read more…