What You Need to Know to Make a More Human Workplace

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Apr 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

iStockTake a moment to think about your workforce. What do they look like? What are their names? What do they like to do on their weekends? Unless your employees are all robots, you should know the answers to these questions.

Yet it seems like organizations are forgetting that they have actual human beings who work for them. And it’s having dramatic implications for the workplace and employee satisfaction.

A survey by Globoforce found that of the employees whose leaders don’t care about making the workplace more human, just 43 percent love their job and only 32 percent are highly engaged. In comparison, of the employees whose leaders do care about the human side of the office, 89 percent love their job and 51 percent are highly engaged.

If you want to bring some more humanity to your workforce, try these three steps:

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Topics: Onboarding, Recruiting & Hiring, Employee Engagement

5 Things You Need To Improve About Your Job Descriptions

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Jan 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

geralt-pixabay.jpgWell, it’s happened again. Another new hire has quit their job after just a few months in the office. So you go back to the drawing board and copy and paste the original job description onto the same old job board. Surely this time you’ll find the right person for the position, right?

Wrong.

We’ve all heard the old adage, “insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.” It holds true with job descriptions, too.

If you’re having trouble filling open positions, it’s probably because of outdated or unappealing job posts. Here are five common problems with job descriptions and how to improve them to attract better employees:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

3 Ways to Be a Recruiting Winner Like Charlie Brown

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Oct 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

kevindooleyFlickrGrowing up watching Peanuts movies has been an essential part of the holiday season for a few generations. From Halloween through Christmas, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the crew taught us about friendship, overcoming disappointment, and what the holidays were truly about.

However, just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean you still can’t learn a thing or two from the Peanuts gang. Especially when it comes to recruiting and hiring new employees.

Here are three recruitment strategy lessons you can learn from classic Charlie Brown holiday specials:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

4 Of The Best Ways To Make Your Great Gen Z Intern An Employee

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Oct 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

bigstock-Creative-business-colleagues-a-92554376It’s hard to believe, but Gen Z is in college, entering their 20s, and looking for their first internship. The next step is full-time employment, and you’ve already considered preparing for Gen Z recruitment. But what if you already have a great Gen Z intern you’d like to turn into an employee?

The types of work and the environment these young adults prefer is different than Millennials. If you want to turn a Gen Z’er into a full-time addition to your company, it’s time to start adjusting your internship program now.

Here are four ways to transition your promising Gen Z interns into rockstar employees: 

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

Why The "Not A Fit" Hiring Excuse Is The Worst And How To Fix It

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Sep 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

“Fit” is a longtime buzzword that easily rolls off the tongue of hiring managers everywhere. It’s become a popular and broad excuse for not hiring a job candidate. In fact, fifty-nine percent of hiring managers credit not being a cultural fit as the reason for rejecting a candidate according to a survey conducted by Cubiks. But what exactly does it mean to be a “good fit”?

bigstock-Analyzing-Applicants-Resume-Il-61252670When you dismiss potential employees without a concrete reason why they were wrong for the position, you miss out on some wonderful talent. [Click to Tweet] Here’s a deeper look into the “not a fit” hiring excuse and how it affects your company:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

How To Recruit Gen Z: What You Need To Know Now

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Sep 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Laptop Work-1Gen Y (aka Millennials) are growing older and becoming a more stable, balanced part of the national workforce. For recruiters and hiring managers who struggle with understanding what Gen Y want in an employer, that’s good news. However, it also brings with it an unsettling reality that some hiring managers may already be struggling with:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

3 Employee Communications Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Jul 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A successful employee communications strategy can mean the difference between employees who come to work every day just to do their jobs and employees who care about the organization’s mission.

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Leaders and their management teams can boost performance and inspire greater engagement by keeping open lines of communication and providing encouragement at every level of the organization. Unfortunately, many organizations seem to be falling behind in this measure.

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring

How To Modernize Your Hiring Process . . . Three Easy Ways

Posted by Cathy Reilly on Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

bigstock-Hiring-process-73509559The modern job seeker is more prepared and more engaged than ever. Sounds great, right?

It is, unless your organization hasn’t caught up with the latest recruiting trends. Today, job seekers are looking for organizations that provide multiple touchpoints throughout the hiring process, making it easier to learn more about the organization, learn more about a position, and learn more about the people they’ll be working with. [click to tweet] If your organization is falling short, you may be missing out on the best talent available.

Here are three strategies you can employ to modernize your hiring process and capture the best talent on the market:

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Topics: Recruiting & Hiring