Creating a company culture that motivates and attracts high-performing employees is what everyone knows they need to do, but executing on that is where, many times, good intentions turn into questionable executions. The world’s greatest organizations get this and see true return on investment (ROI) by investing in their culture and people regularly. But, too often managers listen to other managers and executives in their quest to engage and build high-performing teams rather than going straight to the source—their employees.
It is surprising how many executives and even HR professionals do not like or look forward to interviewing candidates. After all, this should be the celebration of bringing on another great employee right? Their fear is likely because many of them have historically not had very good success predictably selecting top performers through their current interview process.
Are you still using performance reviews as a means to give feedback and track how productive and engaged your employees are? According to Lisa Bodell, of futurethink, it’s time to ditch the performance review and focus on daily communication between managers and direct reports. Numerous companies have started to step away from the norm, and […]
Employers that take a comprehensive view of training see it not only as a means to improve employee performance but also as an effective recruiting and retention tool.
Most organizations strive to be gender blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent, regardless of sex. However, even the best intentions can go awry, leading to job search gender bias.
Now that 2017 has arrived, hiring managers and recruiters should be gearing up for the new hiring season. To get ahead of the pack this year, it is essential to stay on top of emerging trends in the industry. Both recruiters and candidates will benefit from understanding how the landscape is shifting in the coming year. And boy is it shifting!
Employee turnover is extremely expensive, costing up to 1.5 to 2 times an employee’s salary, and those numbers are rising. Finding and training a replacement can be an arduous process. In an effort to recruit and retain employees, companies do everything from offer free, chef-cooked lunches to employees to regular retreats in fun locations—particularly in industries where the demand for talent is acute.
by Kevin Silva, EVP and CHRO at Voya Financial Throughout life, we all hear inspirational quotes—some are about love, some about friendship, and some about career advice—but there is always that one quote that sticks and stays with you. For me, as an HR professional, it was “Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting […]
As an HR professional, likely there will be many times when you’ll be called upon to mediate or help to resolve personnel issues. This may be something as simple as a misunderstanding or it may be a much more serious issue, like discrimination or harassment, or anything in between.
by Anita Bowness, global practice leader, Business Consulting, Halogen Software As an HR professional, you know that a conversation about performance provides an equal opportunity for managers and employees to talk about what’s going well, what needs to improve, and how things are going in general. The challenge is, it doesn’t always go this way, […]