Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year
December 30, 2016
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year Everyone should consider having the following three conversations over the course of the next few weeks. Taking this time with your direct reports, yourself and your spouse will only improve the beginning of your new year. Speak With Your Squad As for your direct reports, many individuals– especially […]
5 Worth-It Tools for Advanced HR Management
August 10, 2016
Remember when the human resource function within most companies was largely administrative? Josh Bersin paints the picture perfectly when he describes traditional HR as being “focused on service delivery, staying efficient and reducing cost and headcount.”[i] But, times are changing. HR’s realm of responsibility – and the impact it has on the business at large […]
5 Reasons Employee Training Is Worth It
November 20, 2015
Poor performance results from people who do not know what they’re supposed to do, how they should do it and why they are doing it.
From Ladder to Lattice: The “New Normal” in Talent Management
August 20, 2015
New advances in talent management have rendered the corporate ladder of yesterday obsolete. Studies show that less than 20 percent of employees have better than a 50 percent chance of succeeding at the next level, making the traditional concept of career progression rather passé.
4 Talent Management Pitfalls and 4 Easy Ways to Debunk Them
February 10, 2015
Every job candidate hopes to hear these words from prospective employers: “Opportunity is bountiful here.” If your organization makes such a claim, but cannot live up to it, you’ll find yourself stuck in a revolving door of turnover.
Company Engagement in Bulk
June 27, 2014
Sustainable engagement is an ongoing process. You may be thinking, “Well, of course it is, so what’s your point?” Although the concept may seem obvious, it is something with which businesses constantly struggle. Engagement is a continuous process, not a one-and-done kind of initiative – a valuable lesson learned from shopping at warehouse retail stores.
Overcome the Shortage of Top Performing Employees
May 7, 2014
Recruiters use a variety of tactics to find new hires, but one still trumps them all: employee referrals. While online job boards and career sites remain top sources for applicants, referrals often go overlooked as a hiring resource. From a recruiter’s vantage point, employee referrals equal gold. As you may imagine, recruiters have to exhaust all the tricks of their trade in order to stay competitive in the market. With a ratio of unemployed persons to job openings sitting at 3-to-1, employee referral programs (ERPs) are an easy way to build your talent pipeline, because you don’t have to look very far.
Building Champions in the Workplace
January 31, 2014
Being the best in a NFL is a tough feat, because a lot of “greats” exist in the league. Players work their entire careers trying to be faster, stronger and better-equipped than their competition. When entire teams play with the same inherent motivation, winners are made and championships are secured.
Talent Management: Cultivating the Best of the Best
January 9, 2014
Cultivating top talent is at the top of any good recruiter’s list, but hiring is merely one piece of the puzzle. A successful recruitment process will transition candidates smoothly from hiring to developing and retaining. The process is continual and involves attracting talent, cultivating a solid company rapport, fostering positive employee engagement, and nurturing skills through consistent, ongoing training. Ultimately, it’s about building a strong and reliable workforce that can bring added value to your organization.
New Changes to the I-9 Form Hiring Managers Must Know
May 3, 2013
After 10 years HR’s favorite new hire document, the I-9, recently had a facelift. The new form – available now by clicking here – was released by the Department of Homeland Security in March 2013 and employers are required to begin using the new form by May 7, 2013. While the form was upgraded, the same rules regarding the completion of the I-9 apply.
HR Technology: Evolving to Full Business Partner
November 29, 2016
HR Tech: Evolving to Full Business Partner In the early 1990s, legacy enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) dominated the HR technology landscape. But, these systems have many shortcomings, including being difficult or impossible to integrate with other applications – leading to employees wasting time on tasks that should be automated. Fortunately, HR technology has come […]
How to Solve the Biggest Problems Surrounding Performance Reviews
May 16, 2016
In a study of company processes influencing employee motivation, performance reviews received a total motivation score of 41 points, based on a scale from -100 to 100.
3 Ways to Retain Great Restaurant Employees
September 25, 2015
Earlier this year, Starbucks announced it will offer tuition reimbursement to employees. In a headline-grabbing, 4,000-employee hiring binge, Chipotle showed candidates a career path where entry-level employees eventually could find themselves working in the corporate office. And in related news, restaurants in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Paul, Minn., are competing for top-chef talent with wage wars.
5 Secrets to Finding and Keeping Top Talent
August 6, 2015
Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is more important than ever before, as more than 2 million Americans voluntarily leave their jobs every month, and 74 percent of the workforce would consider finding a new job. Forward-thinking companies already invest their time and resources in identifying top talent, because they know that if they don’t, someone else will, and the cost of losing high performers can be anywhere from 1.5 times to more than triple their burdened salaries.
5 Ways Businesses Can Engage Employees … and Keep Them!
September 16, 2014
Every successful company knows the key to employee retention is engagement, yet according to a study by Dale Carnegie & Associates, 71 percent of all employees are not fully engaged. That means nearly three-quarters of the workforce are not performing to their best ability, which negatively affects revenue and morale.
3 common Misconceptions of Performance Reviews
June 10, 2014
Some say performance reviews are a thing of the past; a waste of time for everyone involved. If you’re part of these naysayers then most likely you haven’t been part of a culture that embraces the year-round significance of performance reviews. Performance reviews are essential to workplace management yet often times they hold lower weight amidst a sea of projects, to-do lists, meetings and more. Supervisors tend to look at performance reviews through jaded lenses, but what they may be overlooking is the fact that effective performance management leads to improved productivity.
Individualism vs. Collectivism: No Man Left Behind
April 9, 2014
Whether in a business or educational environment, our culture is dazzled by the idea of collaboration as a means for creativity. Managers are so insistent on finding “the right fit” for the team that a whole group of people are forgotten: the individualists. With collaboration becoming the new way of thinking, those with introverted personalities are left on the outside looking in.
The Five-Step Plan for Millennial Workers
January 27, 2014
Ready or not, millennials are storming the workforce, most with a hunger to make it to the front lines and quickly. By 2020, they will make up almost half of workers nationwide. While arguably overeager, millennials aren’t a generation to overlook. Rather than dismissing these estimated 80 million Americans for weaknesses real or perceived, employers should consider leveraging their strengths in addition to developing those deficits.
Shooting for the Stars – Long Term Healthcare
November 13, 2013
Long-term health care facilities aim for the Five-Star Quality Rating created by the federal government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Five stars indicate a facility has “much above average quality”; one star, far below. Is your organization capable of achieving the Five-Star goal, but falling slightly short? Or perhaps you and your staff have earned the rating, but find it difficult to maintain that level?
Four Steps to Talent Management Success
April 8, 2013
Employers are painfully aware of the challenge to acquire the top talent needed to thrive in today’s business climate. How are you retaining your talent? Even top performing companies need a talent strategy to keep employees engaged throughout their careers. As part of a unique infographic, Paycom provided the four necessary steps to create a talent management strategy for your business.
4 Ways to Make Your Employees Want to Come to Work
October 28, 2016
How to Make Your Employees Want to Come to Work Disengaged employees don’t feel motivated to work. A 2015 survey by Gallup revealed that 50.8 percent of American workers were not engaged in their jobs. Consequently, disengaged employees may arrive to work late, miss deadlines, submit poor-quality work, alienate themselves from co-workers or seek employment elsewhere. […]
4 Tips for Empowering Employees in the Modern Age
December 17, 2015
As I walk down the hallway to get to my office, I read the Tom Peters quote painted in big, bold letters on the wall: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
Reaching Champion Status: 3 Leadership Lessons from Coach Urban Meyer
September 11, 2015
At the collegiate level, there are a lot of really good players, but every once in a while, a coach snags a great one. In the case of Urban Meyer, the Ohio State head football coach, he found himself in a unique situation with two strong, experienced leaders going head-to-head for the top quarterback spot.
4 Steps Toward a Talent Strategy Built for Gold
May 12, 2015
Would you consider your organization to be a competitive player when it comes to talent? Research reveals a less than stellar reality for many organizations. In fact, a recent Bersin by Deloitte study indicates that 70 to 80 percent of organizations lack a talent strategy, and if you want to be a champion in the market, you have to have a great strategy.
It’s Five O’clock Somewhere
August 19, 2014
It’s five o’clock somewhere; can you access your payroll information? For instance, can you easily pull past pay stubs, enroll in benefits, request time off or submit your time sheet right from your phone or laptop? If not, you’ll be delighted to know this is all possible with the proper technology.
What Employees Want (Hint: It’s Not Just Money)
May 16, 2014
Do you know what your employees really want from your organization? You should, and it pays to find out. A 2013 Gallup study shows that companies in the top quartile for employee engagement outperform their bottom 25% competitors with: 147% higher earnings per share (no, that’s not a typo), 22% higher profitability, 21% higher productivity and 41% fewer quality defects.
Hey, C-Suite: The Workplace Is Changing!
February 20, 2014
The modern-day workplace is much different than just a few years ago, and so are its people. Because new requirements have popped up and workers’ expectations have evolved, motivational models should be reconstructed to reflect these changes.
Are Your Employees Looking to Leave in 2014?
January 15, 2014
With the economy strengthening, businesses need to review their talent management practices or risk losing workers. According to a Career Builder survey, “21 percent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014, the largest amount in the post-recession era and up from 17 percent in 2013." Regardless of your notion about the economy’s growth, the numbers suggest a positive outlook and companies should be cautious.
Love the One You’re With: Three Keys to Increasing Employee Loyalty
September 25, 2013
The success of your company depends on a variety of factors working in concert – a great service or product, efficient tools and protocols, strategic marketing. But perhaps most of all, the success of a company rides on the people who inhabit it. Your employees bring your business to life and when they’re at their best, you thrive. Employees who are prospering want their companies to prosper and they’ll work to make beautiful music on your behalf. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true; when employees feel underappreciated or overworked, your reputation, turnover rates, talent acquisition costs and market value can suffer.