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4 Areas of Focus to Boost Your Candidate Attraction Efforts

 

 

 

Changing the way that you interact with candidates in your selection process is crucial to your organization’s future success.

Talent shortages are growing around the world. The global unemployment rate has dropped to 5 percent, the lowest level in a decade according to the latest ILO World Employment and Social Outlook, and the current unemployment rate in the United States is near a 50-year low. While this is great news for workers, it is challenging for employers....

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#Nextchat RECAP: Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

 

On August 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christopher Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, director of strategic advisory, Kronos Inc. (@chrismmullen) about Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

If you missed this amazing chat filled with excellent advice for creating a great workplace culture, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

 

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Tracking Employee Life Cycle

 


 

We who study Employee Engagement are consistently looking for trends in hiring and the direct effect on retention. The Human Resource landscape is slippery, no other profession is tasked with such a diverse cycle of management skills. The ability to find great talent, train, engage and promote are an unenviable set of tasks. Recruiters mirror sales people, Total Rewards professionals have to have an acumen for numbers and the disparate technologies that represent the progression from hiring through promotion can make one's head spin.

So, we stare down the inevitable:

How...

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#Nextchat: Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

 

Imagine a company where everyone loves to work. Where employees feel truly cared for, respected and energized. Think of the impact this would have on recruitment, retention, customer satisfaction, innovation and overall company performance.

Anything is possible when people are inspired, and there is a direct connection between an inspired culture and business success. Culture unites not just recruitment, retention and employee engagement, but also customer satisfaction, innovation and overall performance.

Kronos is an example of an organization that has had great success in transforming its culture. Aron Ain took over...

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Your Employees are Leaving. Do You REALLY Know Why?

 

 

In today’s booming labor market, organizations cannot afford to lose one of their most important assets: their employees. This is the first time in decades that there are more jobs than there are employees to fill those jobs.

There are all kinds of theories and bodies of research out there about why employees leave their jobs from being underappreciated, to not being compensated competitively, to bad managers.

But the only question that really matters is: Do you know why YOUR employees are leaving YOUR organization?

We all have beliefs about...

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Older Workers Are a Valuable Talent Pool

 

Over the last decade, most HR leaders have been obsessed by the role of millennials at work and figuring out how to meet the different expectations and needs of these young workers.
Certainly, this has been important work. But, leaders need to be aware of a much bigger demographic challenge ahead: the role of people over the age of 55.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that in the next 10 years, the fastest growing segments of the workforce will be for employees over 65. According

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#Nextchat RECAP: Certify This! The Role of Competency-Based Certification in HR

 

On July 31, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer, Alex Alonso, SHRM-SCP (@SHRM_CKO) about SHRM Certification "Certify This! The role of Competency-Based Certification in HR and the importance of building a competent HR profession. If you missed this excellent chat, you can read the tweets HERE or below:

 

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When Gig Workers Want Benefits, Should You Offer Them?

 

 

Last December, when Google's temporary, vendor and contract workers demanded benefits and better communication, the media took notice. Since then, and given the rise in the gig economy and a tight labor market, employers are asking if they should offer more benefits to make their gig workers feel engaged and valued.

Not All Gig Workers Are Created Equal

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Contingent Worker Supplement indicates that just over 10 percent of U.S. workers take advantage of alternative work in some way, including temporary, on-call, contracted and freelance...

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