Though there are many advantages to being a publicly traded company, one of the biggest downsides is the necessity of making cuts to staff and resources in order to balance out poor market performance. In many cases, downsizing employees and employee resources becomes a sort of vicious circle for work performance on the macro and micro levels. Those who avoid the cuts are often left with twice as much on their plate and very little in the way of support for their new responsibilities. Read More…
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You have thirty minutes to gather all the information you need to make the perfect hire. You’re aware of the negative impact that a bad hire has on a company and you want to leave confident knowing you made the right decision. Where do you start? Our own John Younger offers up his top three interview questions that reveal everything about the candidate.
With the struggle to finding qualified talent becoming a full scale battle, wouldn’t it be nice to have an ally on your side? Someone with the experience to help you find the perfect candidate, align with your recruitment goals and most importantly be available when you need them? Well, you are not alone!
Mark Baudler, Senior Manager of HR Services and Process Improvement, was in a bind. Panduit Solutions Read More…
I know we say this a lot on this blog, but referrals really are one of your best candidate sources. Someone who gets hired after a referral from a friend or former colleague already has a bond with your company and staff, increasing the likeliness of retaining that person. Additionally, a 2012 CareerXroads survey found that for over 1/2 of businesses, 1 in 5 interviews with a referred candidate resulted in a hire. Clearly, there are advantages to pulling in the best and brightest from your employees’ professional circles. Read More…
Intelligent problem solving is one of the most important skill sets for an effective leader to possess. A leader that has an inability to see the big picture when presented by problems or just avoids them all together will never be as effective as someone who approaches these business challenges as an opportunity to learn and improve. There are always going to be problems associated with running a business or managing a number of employees, most of which have no obvious solution. A great leader needs to always be looking for the positives in the midst of difficult situations, for the solution that deals with both the immediate hassle and the root of the issue as well. Read More…
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Accolo, the leading on-demand Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider, did a survey of approximately 2,000 professionals containing segments of 33% each of HR professionals, Hiring Executives and Candidates to measure the satisfaction of each in the recruit-to-hire process. The results provide some great insight as to the tactical significance Read More…
What are the priorities of a manager? If your first answer is “management”, then you might want to think this through a little more. Managing employees is a lot more than making sure nobody is playing Facebook games or similarly getting away with murder; first and foremost, it’s about creating a work environment that allows everyone on your team to put their best foot forward and feel comfortable doing it. This is especially true for managers in charge of collaborative or creative teams, wherein, communication and cooperation are key. Read More…
More and more, job seekers are being effected by the employment brands of the companies that they apply to. Whether they find out about how it is to work for you from an industry forum or straight from one of your employees through a social network, candidates are factoring employment branding into their decision making.
Don’t just take our work for it. According to an article by Hay Group’s David Smith, online reviews carry a good deal of weight with people in the US. In a survey of over 1000, it was determined that 90 percent of them were influenced by a positive review and 86 percent by a negative review. Read More…
Job satisfaction is at an all time low. While there are many factors that have contributed to this phenomenon, one of the most common situations that have workers grumbling is being understaffed in the wake of layoffs. In these uncertain times, many companies are trying to get as much out of their workers as possible. Read More…
What is the ultimate goal of your employment branding? For most companies that have made a substantial effort to create or improve their employment brand, the purpose is to draw in talent. Plain and simple. Having a respectable and attractive employment brand means that even professionals that are already employed will keep your company in the back of their minds. This is especially true when these professionals happen to have a particularly unpleasant day with their current employer. Read More…
LinkedIn is a resource that returns dividends only through calculated and intelligent effort by the user. True, an opportunity may fall into your lap every once in a while; for the most part, what you get out is close to what you put in. If you don’t use the site to you and your business’s advantage, then you could just be wasting your time.
For some innovative examples for using the site, we turn to Cheryl Connor, Forbes contributor and communications expert. The first example of LinkedIn creativity that she mentioned was that of a client assessing the marketing capabilities of his competitor. Using only LinkedIn, the client in question was able to construct a complete diagram of the personnel structure of the competitor’s marketing department, the people in those roles and even find a list of former employees that had turned freelance. The client was then able to go to his board of directors and show exactly how their marketing department stacked up against the competition.
Another fantastic use for LinkedIn mentioned in the article was sales re-enforcement. If we take the classic 6 contact paradigm for closing a sale (that it takes roughly 6 communications to close), then LinkedIn is a salesman’s new best friend. By adding someone on LinkedIn after initial contact, your interactions have jumped from 1 to 3 (your request and their response to that request). Hopefully, these examples have shown you the potential that intelligent networking has for both you and your business. When this many people are connected, the only limitation is your imagination.