We sleep next to our phones, unlock the devices an average of 150 times each day, and we’re even seeing mobile device separation anxiety, or nomophobia (no-mobile-phobia), among today’s college students.
Yes, it was only a matter of time before our faithful e-companion would help us find talent to fill open positions, too.
Mobile recruitment has changed the way we hire, enabling us to maintain constant communication through a variety of channels. Though some companies have tried to adopt mobile recruitment strategies, it isn’t going well for all. Read more…
Research on the ROI of employee engagement has proven time and again that organizations that create an engaging environment perform better than their competitors.
Results show that engaged companies:
- Experience a 19.2 percent growth in operating income (over a 12-month period);
- Grow profits as much as three times more than their competitors; Read more…
“Not just no, but HELL no.” — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s response when asked to surrender.
In a corporate environment where a can-do, go-team attitude is important for both personal and team success, it can seem like you must say “yes” to every task thrust your way.
Sometimes, in fact, it seems impossible to say “no.” Read more…
Although characteristics found in almost any sport can be compared to business (great coaching, teamwork, cooperation, refuse-to-lose attitude, etc), business is most like baseball.
As we watch the San Francisco Giants battle it out with the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 World Series title, we are reminded that winning in baseball and succeeding in business requires talent, a good manager, great coaches, and leadership.
In baseball, the teams that generally make it to the playoffs are those that combine the best managers, coaching and player talent, opportunities, and front office leadership. In business, similar combinations result in success. Any one or even two of the aforementioned elements is not enough.
It’s the combination of all of them that spells success. Read more…
In a recent interview, DDI General Manager Simon Mitchell commented that a high proportion of CEOs and board-level executives see HR as “the least strategic function” within an organization based upon a major survey conducted with a broad base of global leaders and HR executives.*
This kind of survey feedback should certainly be a concern to Human Resources departments around the world who tirelessly strive to add value to their business and drive it forward.
HR’s organizational role has never been more critical. HR is the human capital driver of the business strategy. Read more…
Harvard Business School found that four factors are critical to success in business:
- Attitude; and,
The surprise was that information, I.Q. and skills combined accounted for only seven percent of success while attitude accounted for 93 percent! Read more…
Are people busier on the job now than ever before?
It’s something I think about because I talk to a lot of people, and when I get them on the phone, the conversation always seems to get into how crazy busy they are at work and how it doesn’t seem like the craziness is going away anytime soon.
In fact, this ultra-busy business environment we all seem to be in now even popped up in a survey last week on people in the workplace who are sick with the flu. Read more…
We’re all on this “transparency” bandwagon in our hiring practices.
We make sure to be ultra transparent about everything — except the real challenges that we’re currently facing. See why transparency is in quotes up there now?
Recruiters, although not intentionally trained to sell, end up being quite the pitchmen when it comes down to it. They become transparent about all the right things. Read more…
Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.
Today’s post is inspired by this one on small gestures made by good bosses, especially those at the most senior level.
It’s also inspired by a sneak-peek I got at the results of our latest Workforce Mood Tracker survey, which showed employees would rather have a better boss than more money in their paycheck.
That caused me to think about the characteristics of a better boss. While there are many, these three seem to rise to the top continually: Read more…