Date published: 08/17/2016 - 11:39

Losing talent is a costly proposition. In the UK, the average cost of replacing an employee is estimated to exceed £30,000, and in the U.S. replacing hires have been cited as a staggering several times the cost of the departing employee’s salary.

Exacerbating this problem, an alarming number of developing employees consider leaving in the first six months, and some do leave. A February 2014 survey by BambooHR approximated that one-third of about 1,000 respondents reported having quit... Read More

Date published: 08/16/2016 - 14:48

Flashback:

“Caricatured as navel-gazers, Millennials are said to live for their 'likes' and status updates. But the young people I know often leverage social media in selfless ways.”

  -Chelsea Clinton

And there you have it.

The Yin and Yang of inter-generational judgment.  It is the two-sided mirror with an entire generation viewing its reflection one way while an inverted image appears to those who view from the other side. We did it... Read More

Date published: 07/28/2016 - 14:50

A few months ago I bumped into an old friend who is a recruiter. He’s been in the business since the Beatles were just larva.  A long time. It’s amazing where the conversation goes when a good bartender gets involved. We had a few drinks. Maybe more than a few.  Somewhere between “great to see you” and “close-the-bar-o’clock” I blundered and mentioned I had just listened to a webinar on Candidate Experience. It’s a pivotal moment when a facial reaction makes you remember that words out of... Read More

Date published: 07/28/2016 - 13:57

An employee self-service system empowers your workforce to enroll in benefits programs, enter address changes, view paystubs, submit vacation requests, track time off and compensation, and even register and complete online training courses. This system becomes your virtual HR department service across multiple geographies, enabling employees instant and secure 24/7 access via a single sign-on interface.

For managers, these tools provide automation for the handling of workflows and... Read More

Date published: 07/28/2016 - 13:29

Enormous changes are occurring in the workplace, driven by different generations slowly taking over or relinquishing the reins to the labor force. Non-numerous Gen X’ers like me find ourselves in the middle of a wholesale population shift, as Baby Boomers retire, and the Millennials increasingly enter to comprise half of the workforce by 2020, according to PwC and other sources. Hierarchies in an official sense are becoming rarer, while equality and collaboration in corporate decision making... Read More

Date published: 07/28/2016 - 13:16

You know the drill. You wait until your annual review, if it ever comes, and then learn about all the things you were supposed to be doing or that you are doing poorly – and get dinged for those things. And if you’re a top, or on-target, performer you may even have to wait longer for your official evaluation and compensation, because the review process is predominantly used to serve notice to poor performers who need to improve in the certain areas—or else…

For managers, especially... Read More

Date published: 07/25/2016 - 03:25

No matter who you are, an employee in a local shop, a qualified professional or the owner of a multibillion pound company, it goes without saying you’ve heard the news by now on BREXIT. It may even be beginning to seem like yesterday’s news, but make no mistake - the UK’s plans to leave the EU will soon become a reality.

With a multitude of speculation surrounding the topic, the aim of this blog is to breakdown some of the key statistics and opinions and their potential impact on... Read More

Date published: 07/08/2016 - 07:02

Fair warning: If recruiting talented employees, ages 18-34 doesn’t interest you, stop reading now.

Imagine standing in your favorite art museum. Bustling crowd. Color jumping out at you from every wall. Now, walk towards your favorite piece. Painting, sculpture, drawing—it doesn’t matter. Take it in. Breathe. Can you put your finger on what you’re feeling as you look at it? The thing that inspires such a strong response to a collection of colors and lines. Keeps you coming back time... Read More

Date published: 06/21/2016 - 03:07

The debate rages on whether or not employee onboarding  belongs in the work queue of the HR manager or the recruiter. What’s easy to agree on is that informational sharing and coordination between recruiters and HR managers is vital for a new hire’s success in your company.

With the cost of employee turnover representing a big business concern, onboarding processes can provide stability for the employee from time of... Read More

Date published: 06/16/2016 - 02:38

Whether or not many recruiters consider onboarding their role, momentum and merit is building for collaboration between recruiters and HR managers toward ensuring the positive experience and development of new employees. With employee turnover and replacement sometimes costing an organization many times the cost of the vacating employee’s salary, one promising remedy for this type of employee churn and enterprise cost is an effective onboarding process.

Often, you’ll hear that... Read More

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