5 Ways Talent Acquisition Helps Your Recruiting Strategy

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Jun 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

With companies battling it out to hire the best talent, it is no wonder they put lots of effort into the search for the best. The recruiting and hiring process can be quite a hassle and may require lots of time and energy to complete the task.

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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention, Recruiting Strategies, Talent Acquisition and Staffing

Creating an Employee Retention Plan to Lower Turnover

Posted by April

May 4, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Why is it that some companies face higher turnover rates than others? No managers or leaders of companies get excited about a high turnover rate, and for good reason.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “experts estimate it costs upwards of twice an employee’s salary to find and traina replacement.” So what are reasons that cause high turnover and how can companies create an employee retention plan that works?
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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention

Recruiting Strategy: 4 Marketing Tactics to Help You Win

Posted by Hai Yan Chen, Creative Marketing Designer

Jun 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

The war for the right talent is vigorous and costly. Studies show that companies have spent over a third of their talent acquisition budgets on third party agencies, but with a result of only 8% positions being filled. The cost of talent acquisition has increased to around $124 billion with a calculated average of $3,500 per new hire. So, how can you make every penny you spend worth it and attract the right talent?

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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention, Recruiting Strategies

A Few Reasons Employees Might be Disengaged

Posted by April

Dec 9, 2013 1:45:00 PM

A recent Gallup survey of over 350,000 participants collected over three years, found that 70% of Americans are not engaged in their work. This potentially costs the United States anywhere from $450 to $550 billion yearly in lost productivity (Forbes).

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Showing Employees You are Thankful

Posted by April

Nov 25, 2013 2:59:00 PM

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just three days away. You have been busy with work, family and now the holiday season has commenced. For the past 25 days, people have been posting on Facebook and Twitter the things they are thankful for. Ranging from their spouse to coffee on a cold morning, people seem to be very thankful for a lot of things. We all have things to be thankful for, one of which I’m sure several people have heard is that they have a job. It’s nice being able to pay bills on time and enjoy a little fun time with friends. This leads me to wonder though, how thankful are businesses/managers for their employees?

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting to Change

Posted by April

Oct 7, 2013 9:51:00 AM

With the changing of the season to autumn, the temperature has already begun to drop, the leaves have begun to change colors, and soon the leaves will fall. If you’re lucky enough, you get to see the changing of the seasons and experience all four seasons, depending on your geographic location. When you experience all of these changes, one must adapt to their new surroundings.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

What Drives Employee Engagement? Part 4: Having an Encouraging System at Work

Posted by April

Sep 5, 2013 3:14:00 PM

Does money really buy happiness? Sure money can buy the latest in fashion, the fastest car, and the biggest house; but at the workplace, is it more important to have a higher salary or have lasting relationships based on encouragement?

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Talent Management

What Drives Employee Engagement? Part 3: Receiving Recognition

Posted by April

Aug 23, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Today, I want to talk about receiving recognition. This is very important because it shows the employee that someone cares about their work and appreciates their efforts in the company. Don’t you agree that it feels great when your supervisor or a colleague compliments your work or says a simple “great job” to you once you’ve completed a task? It’s nice to know that your efforts are being recognized.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Talent Management

Deceit, Desire, and the Corporation

Posted by Dr. Robert A. Chamberlain, Jr.

Aug 3, 2012 2:36:00 PM

Deceit, Desire, and the Corporation

Liar, liar, pants on fire,
Lie some more, and don’t get hired.
Lie for years, but then get fired,
But don’t lie, and your career gets mired.

The announcement, on July 16, 2012, that former Google engineer Marissa Mayer would take the helm as Yahoo!'s CEO—the organization's, what, seventh in five years (counting interim CEOs)—reminds us of the company's recent history and the various ways in which, in business, ethics occasionally rears its head.

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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention

Talent Management Silos Result in Dysfunctional Management Practices

Posted by Dr. Robert A. Chamberlain, Jr.

Mar 12, 2012 3:38:00 PM

talent management

In the current parlance, silos are actually a relatively recent concept, at least as a derogatory term, for lack of communication throughout an organization or for restrictions in the flow of information from one business unit to another. After all, in the 1990s, people would occasionally discuss silos in terms of vertical integration. In such cases, organizations attempted more control over their supply chains so as to be less dependent on external suppliers or distributors, and the term silo accurately describes a cylindrical structure that keeps in the organization's money and keeps out those other fingers grasping for a share of corporate revenues.

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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention