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The bottom line is that companies are held back by a lack of qualified talent. As the unemployment rate continues to drop and job openings continue to increase, the quit rate is set-up to sharply rise, push up wages and cost employers more and more in turnover as we round out 2017 and ring in 2018. Employers can’t be idle in recruiting and retention efforts. They must act now to understand how to retain and attract skilled workers, or, sit idle while their competitors grow – with their former ...
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Human resources professionals dream scream about it this time of year – open enrollment. Nearly every HR department conducts open enrollment for 2018 benefits in the fourth quarter, and nearly every HR professional dreads the open enrollment process all year long. Intensifying the matter, today’s healthcare environment has created more tasks for HR teams and more confusion for employees. The good news is that you can work together to make the process less dreadful for everyone.
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The American Psychological Association (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence released results of the “2017 Job Skills Training and Career Development Survey” last week, and the major finding is clear - lack of manager support for career development drives retention. And, we agree.
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Tesla, recently terminated approximately 700 employees according to multiple reports. The organization claims the terminations were all performance-based, while those dismissed allege performance had nothing to do with it. How are current Tesla employees feeling amid this change?
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Professionalism is essential for individuals to successfully develop in the workplace and for your organization to effectively grow, as professional skills are linked to career progress and career setbacks for employees. Consider this – 48% of hiring managers feel that most new employees do not exhibit professionalism in their first year on the job, and 36% feel that the problem is growing. The facts are clear. Workers entering the workforce can succeed and stand out from the crowd by acquiring...
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Natural disasters are much like individual disasters, such a death in the family, in that they often bring out the best and worst in people. Most people offer their time, money, and or resources to help those individuals most effected, but it also brings out the small population who take advantage of the time of need. Similarly, natural disasters and individual chaos bring out the best and worst in employers too.
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Data analytics is changing the HR industry and how companies manage the behaviors of their workforce. HR professionals are continually challenged with collecting workforce data and using it to drive employee and business outcomes, including employee engagement and retention. As the waves of workforce data are not slowing down, it’s critical to understand the basic types of analyses, the value of each and how each can help you understand your workforce.
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Mid-level managers who aspire to grow into roles of greater responsibility often lack the foundational leadership skills that are critical to further their careers. In order to help understand this gap, we asked CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies what skills mid-level managers need to advance in their careers, and they identified eight skills most foundational to leadership success.
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The basic idea of workforce analytics is that we can use math, statistics and computer programming to build models that increase our ability to identify certain types of employees. The goals of using these models may vary across HR functions. For example, we may want to predict a job candidate’s likelihood of performing, find workers who are at risk of leaving or identify top talent for succession planning. Ideally, we also want to unpack these models for further insight into the elements that ...
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A pulse survey is a quick and frequent survey method that is a compliment to an overall employee engagement and retention strategy. A pulse survey is one-to-three questions, and questions are designed to get insight into key conditions of the workplace from the employees’ perspective.
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