I’ve got a cool story for you about the power of sharing feedback — both positive and negative.
A while back, I wrote a letter to the president of my credit union (let’s call her Sarah). I wanted to let her know about a teller who was consistently cold and impersonal. Whether she was waiting on me or another member, she would have this sullen, “I hate my job” expression.
I never saw her looking friendly or happy. Ever. Read more…
In many ways, recent college graduates are the perfect candidates to hire. They’re young, fresh, and willing to learn.
However, they also come with a problem: Most recent grads don’t stay with an organization very long.
A new study by America Employed found that 77 percent of franchises surveyed said they expected new graduates to leave within a year. This can be frustrating to hiring managers, who have to continuously find new talent, as well as being costly for the organization (they’re constantly having to onboard and train, and high turnover hurts productivity). Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Telling an employee returning from open-heart surgery, “Don’t die at the desk” is bad. Very bad.
Also, threatening to drag that employee outside and throw him in a ditch isn’t good either.
Yeah, that may fracture a law or two. I’m thinking the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Heck, even the Taliban would frown on that. Read more…
Recruiters, you’ve probably experienced this: You say one thing, candidates hear another.
You say you’ll be in touch, and candidates take that as a sign they’re frontrunners for the position. You say you’re looking for specific industry experience, and candidates think any experience remotely related will do.
All of these miscommunications lead you to wonder: Are recruiters and candidates from different planets? Read more…
When it comes to taking risks, NASA — America’s space agency — is probably near the top of the list.
And, it underlies the organization’s vision, which is this: “To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.”
Yes, NASA is probably the ultimate high performance workforce. That’s why Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer and Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will be a keynote speaker at TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit May 6-7 in Atlanta. Read more…
What motivates employees?
Is it money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission?
All these are good answers, but a new Tinypulse survey from TinyHR titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that “peers and camaraderie” are the No. 1 reason employees go the extra mile. Read more…
Compensation and benefits covers a lot of ground. Can we consider it to also, well, literally cover ground?
I’m asking this after a recent dinner with close friends.
Jane works for a very large, multi-national high technology company. She’s been with this company more than two decades as a very highly educated and skilled engineering professional. During that time, she’s changed desk locations, offices, even states (having moved between coasts of the United States).
But it’s her latest move that’s causing her the most problems. Read more…
Second of two parts
Yesterday, I wrote about how recruiting highly motivated people is The Single Smartest Thing That a Hiring Manager Can Do.
Today, I am going to give you some tips on just how to go about recruiting those kind of employees.
Once you are committed to hiring self-motivated individuals, you need to work with your firm’s recruiting leaders to come up with the most effective recruiting and assessment approaches. Read more…