At the last SHRM event in Chicago, the most popular vendor had to be Careerbuilder’s interactive booth. HR pros lined up like kids waiting for a Disneyland ride. Sure, we had to spin a wheel for a give-away, but what really held our attention was the video of a mobile experience that leverages AI, augmented reality, gamification and hyper-localized search to revolutionize recruiting. Read more
The creative industry has long been thought of as “fun”; you get to work in music, entertainment, design, marketing, advertising, technology and branding to name a few. The creative space is our market and we see how our clients are innovators not just in their products but also in the way they recruit their next team member. Much like selling a product, the concept of hiring the best means they want to gain competitive edge by differentiating themselves from the outset. Read more
I have worked on talent teams in many companies over the years and noticed that on the whole, most employees are successful and driven. Yet, the differentiator driving one company to succeed over the other is innovation.
Innovation comes from diversity. Diversity is including employees with new ideas and different ways of thinking. A recent EY report confirms that diverse companies are 35% more likely to have financial returns above the national medians for their industry. Read more
When you think of companies with a reputation for treating their employees well; Google, Netflix, Salesforce, PwC, L’Oreal and GE immediately come to mind. You think of them despite never having worked for them nor knowing anyone who does. Importantly because they have succeeded in employer branding. Employer branding is the method which companies utilize to define and establish their stature as an employer. Read more
I don’t mean to scare you but… please note: there is officially a talent war on the go in the United States.
- 86% of managers are finding it challenging to find and hire technical talent. (Indeed.com).
- 83% believe that shortage of tech talent has hurt their business through lost revenue, slower product development, market expansion or increased employee tension or burnout. (Fortune).
Hiring ‘rock-star’ employees in today’s feisty, talent laden labor market has become like a song and dance routine similar to a first date. As the company, hungry to land a top hire, you must one, make a great first impression. Two, “hook them” with your thrilling qualities, and three, get them to sign on the dotted line…or at least agree to a first interview! Read more
Every manager dreads the day a great employee drops the bomb that they’re leaving the Company for another job. In our current economic environment, many workplaces have hiring freezes or hiring delays making it painfully difficult to replace departing employees.
Welcome back to part two of the top 10 strategies to help you get HR right and free yourself up to innovate.
Good HR means three things: a clear management structure, a way for people to talk about workplace issues and concerns, and pathways for people to evolve in their careers, here are our final strategies for success. Read more
To many entrepreneurs and small business owners, nothing can be more cringe worthy than Human Resources and the issues involved in managing the “people part” of the workplace. Read more