Tag: Wall Street Journal

Want Better Glassdoor Reviews? Improve Your Company Culture

Online job boards, like Glassdoor, are a great way for companies to check out what employees have to say about the culture, pay, and overall experience of working at that specific company. However, a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) investigation showed that companies were manipulating employee reviews in the hopes of attracting top talent.

Work Perks No Longer Work for Talent Attraction

As fitness gurus across the country shout “New Year, New You” across the country, maybe it’s time for businesses to adopt the same mantra. The old ways of talent attraction just aren’t cutting it, and what may have attracted one generation won’t necessarily attract the next. What’s more, as companies try to get ahead of […]

How to Beat Rising Quit Rates

The growing economy and low unemployment rate have created an unfortunate side effect for many organizations—increasing employee turnover. In July, 3.58 million Americans quit their jobs, the largest percentage in 17 years, according to Labor Department data. The proportion of workers quitting their jobs, known as the quit rate, reached 2.4%. 

Zappos Zapps Postings—Should You?

As the economy improves and unemployment decreases, some companies are finding themselves in a perplexing and frustrating position—they are unable to fill certain roles with qualified individuals despite large numbers of available applicants. What is causing this disconnect?

Zapp Your Postings—Wave of the Future?

By Jasmin Rojas, JD, BLR Legal Editor Just when you thought you had mastered job boards and job posting online, here comes pacesetting Zappos with a whole nother approach—do away with your job postings and rely on social media! Wait. … What?   Bold Experiment or Crazy Idea? Only a few months ago the HR […]

Soft Stuff (Rubber Chickens, Anyone?) Gets Results

Speaking about his unique recognition programs, Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak says, “Soft stuff gets hard results.” He ought to know, as he’s in charge of recognizing 1.4 million associates in more than 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries.