By Julie Long, Scout Staffing When reviewing candidates’ credentials to fill open positions, the first instinct of many recruiters or HR professionals is to look at the candidate’s previous job titles. This can be a grave misstep because titles are often misleading.
Category: Strategic HR
Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.
Keller Williams, Inc., leverages training as a tool to attract and retain agents, increase their sales, and boost the company’s bottom line.
Most of us have been part of a successful team. A few of us have been, at some point, part of a high-performing team. This is actually when members feel synergy and a sense of excitement in working together toward a common goal with great results.
Whether it’s keeping candidates guessing as to where they are in the application process or simply neglecting to acknowledge their application, some employers are unwittingly leaving candidates with a bad impression—and it’s taking a toll on their business.
Individuals who want to increase their effectiveness at work and aspire to become leaders should consider taking a higher-risk, higher-reward path. Instead of moving surely and safely up the career ladder, they should cultivate “learning agility,” a quality related to being more extroverted, more focused, more original, more resilient, less accommodating, and—ultimately—more successful.
By Missy Jaeger, VP of Client Success at Keas One of the most studied generations ever, Millennials have definite workplace preferences and generational attributes that can guide outreach and communications. According to a US Chamber of Commerce Research Review report, Millennials do value their benefits package: More than half say it’s an important factor in […]
It happens all the time; people avoid the most difficult conversations because they simply aren’t good at them (having never learned how to approach them effectively). They prefer to pretend that these kinds of conversations are not bubbling under the surface and sapping energy. Andrea J. Lee, founder of Thought Partners International and author of […]
An interest in increasing employee engagement is prompting leaders in some organizations to get more actively involved in training, says Stacey Engle, vice president of marketing for Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company.
By Tim Eisenhauer, president of Axero Company culture is all-too-often equated with perks, like in-house single origin coffee or weekly themed happy hours. However, even the most generous perks in the world fall short when employees are disengaged and dissatisfied. Cultivating a culture that motivates and engages employees goes deeper than that, and problem areas […]
By David I. Buckman An effective strategic planning process can be a transformative moment in the life of a company. If not conducted carefully and intelligently, the results may send the organization down the wrong path, wasting resources and imperiling its future. However, when successful, an effective strategic plan can be a positive force that […]