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How a great employee referral program can help you promote your employer brand It's no secret: Employee referral programs can greatly help your organization find and hire top talent. After all, where best to find potential new employees than by tapping into current workers, who share your firm's values and who are already helping you run a successful business? "Employee referral programs can be an effective way to hire talented people, and they can also be invaluable in the current talent acquisition environment, in which open jobs outnumber qualified candidates," according to SHRM. However, securing talent through a strong employee referral program doesn't just help you hire strong new employees. It can also be a powerful tool to help you promote your employer brand.   Read full Article - Download PDF [215 KB]

August 2019

 

 

Career Pathing: Key to Attracting the Best Talent When a candidate applies to a job at your organization, chances are they're unhappy at their current company for a number of reasons, including a poor manager or a need for higher earning potential. However, a desire for upward mobility is the top motivation for a job search, according to 30% of candidates in the 2019 MRINetwork Recruitment Trends Study.   Read full Article - Download PDF [254 KB]

July 2019

 

 

The No. 1 recruitment metric employers track when assessing a new hire's effectiveness After completing multiple rounds of interviews and presenting a job offer to a promising candidate, the work has in many ways just begun. Now that the new employee is starting at your organization, it's crucial that you help ensure their success. Before that process begins, you'll also want to determine whether you can effectively track the productivity of that new associate.   Read full Article - Download PDF [283 KB]

June 2019

 

 

Ensure Your Job Application Process Isn't Eliminating Top Talent Take a look around, almost everywhere you go it seems everyone is on a mobile device. These mechanisms provide us with 24/7 access and the ability to instantly connect to work, and almost every aspect of our personal lives. It should be no surprise then that candidates expect this same convenience when applying for a job. However, this is one task that many employers haven't adapted for ease on a mobile apparatus...   Read full Article - Download PDF [183 KB]

May 2019

 

 

How to Craft a Strong Change Narrative for Your Company When your company is undergoing major change, it can be a tough transition for everyone, especially your organization's employees. After all, they may be wondering how the company's transformations will affect them, their roles, responsibilities, co-workers, leadership and other aspects of their lives in the coming months. To help dispel any rumors and to ensure everyone is on the same page about your company's upcoming progress, it's crucial that you craft a compelling and honest narrative with your leadership team. As a result, you'll be in a strong position to address any employee issues or disagreements, while at the same time heightening your company's success for the upcoming months.   Read full Article - Download PDF [255 KB]

April 2019

 

 

Setting up the Change Management Process for Success Imagine this scenario: your company is preparing for organizational change now or in the coming months. Maybe you need to restructure in order to drive greater productivity and revenue. Or perhaps change management is necessary at your firm to complete a large merger or acquisition, smoothly and effectively. Regardless of the reason(s) for business transformation, it's rarely an easy process.   Read full Article - Download PDF [200 KB]

March 2019

 

 

How leveraging training programs can attract and retain star employees of all ages While many employees may be comfortable in their current roles, it's probably safe to say that most top talent want to continually advance in their career. Regardless of whether the goal is to be promoted within a company, or simply stay up-to-date on new skills or technologies - high performers of all generational groups want to improve themselves, so they're better tomorrow than they are today.   Read full Article - Download PDF [331 KB]

February 2019

 

 

Key Employment Trends Poised to Impact Your Business in 2019 The U.S. workforce experienced historic gains in 2018 as more than two million jobs were added, and wage increases began to accelerate, according to the monthly ADP National Employment Report and quarterly Workforce Vitality Report. The unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in November, a near 50-year low, which made it difficult for companies to bring in both permanent and short-term, highly-skilled talent. This trend is expected to continue into the new year as the talent pool continues to shrink.   Read full Article - Download PDF [343 KB]

January 2019

 

 

How to Modernize Your Employee Review Practices In today's lean, fast-changing world, traditional business practices are being shaken up. Many companies are reviewing their long-held traditions in favor of more agile, responsive ways of improving the employee experience. They are giving more consideration to the physical environment employees work in as well as the practices, technologies and tools that encourage productivity. Changes include providing employees with flexibility to work from home more often, and leveraging technology like Skype for Business or Yammer to better communicate and share information among team members, and even the entire organization.   Read full Article - Download PDF [336 KB]

December 2018

 

 

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that "the biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to expand hiring in an already-tight labor market." As a result of increased competition for high performers, employers are now more willing to make concessions to move their organizations forward.   Read full Article - Download PDF [331 KB]

November 2018

 

 

3 Steps to Sourcing Contract Talent, Even When Going Through an MSP/VMS A recent NPR/Marist survey reveals that 20 percent of work in the U.S. is fulfilled by contract workers. So, no matter what industry your business serves, chances are you regularly employ contractors to augment your permanent workforce. This reality creates a continual need to source consultants, whether it be through an MSP (Managed Services Provider) / VMS (Vendor Management System) or a boutique staffing firm.   Read full Article - Download PDF [327 KB]

October 2018

 

 

How to Implement an Effective Contingent Workforce Recruitment Strategy According to Staffing Industry Analysts' Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey 2018, respondents report that 22 percent of their staff is currently contingent, and project that by 2028 that figure will rise to 30 percent. As the blended workforce continues to grow, it's becoming increasingly important to perfect your company's recruitment strategies to consistently hire strong permanent and contract candidates that will drive business growth. No matter what industry you focus on, the ability to implement an effective contingent workforce recruitment strategy that is part of your overarching hiring plans is essential for success in today's competitive job market.   Read full Article - Download PDF [325 KB]

September 2018

 

 

4 Ways to Plan the Growth of Your Company in the Instant Information Era Today's senior business managers face not only traditional business planning tasks when driving growth within their organization, but also the need to understand new marketing challenges and opportunities presented by technologies that were not taught in business schools even five or ten years ago. Key among those business planning elements are marketing and public relations planning that leverages the latest technologies to communicate your company's mission, focus and differentiated, competitive advantages. Leaders also need to plan digital defenses against issues that can arise virtually overnight even as they deploy new marketing tools and techniques.   Read full Article - Download PDF [320 KB]

August 2018

 

 

Ensuring Your Company has Strong Leaders, Not Bosses Are leaders born or made? It's an interesting question that produces a plethora of answers. But here's something that isn't up for debate: People are naturally attracted to leaders. Leaders possess capabilities that can inspire others to become their best, something that business owners eagerly seek in the people they hire and the individuals they currently employ. When you recognize leadership qualities in your workforce, you can't afford to let them get away. As a result, companies are always looking to identify leadership skills within potential hires to ensure they have a strong base of leaders that can drive the organization forward.   Read full Article - Download PDF [284 KB]

July 2018

 

 

 

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