The online job application process, which is so critical to hiring, needs to be flawless. Here’s why.
Factory jobs were not inherently high-wage. They were good only because they paid decently, thanks to unions and government policy. We need to do it again with the service economy.
Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles and helping others with my advice is something I am …
In one recent ranking of companies with the highest employee turnover rates, Google is among the leaders.
Getting employees excited about a new corporate blog for which there’s no traffic is not easy. Get it going and keep it going by creating internal gamification and peer pressure to participate.
Employee engagement and being an employer of choice or having a great employer brand are all worthy company objectives. Many companies spend many dollars to make sure they score well on “best places to work” and to make sure their next employee satisfaction survey and engagement survey is better, badder and more in-your-face than the […]
Do you take your lunch break at your desk staring blankly at your computer You’re doing it wrong. Here are productivity powering energyboosting tips.
This is the second part of a two-week series on motivating millennials in the workplace. For more information on millennials, please see the first part of the series. Now that millennials are entering the workplace, companies need to find fresh strategies to increase employee satisfaction for this generation. Here a few tips on engaging millennials […]
A helpful approach to design is to have desired behaviors drive benefit structure decisions and let the budget drive benefit level decisions.
Environics Communications in Toronto provides new workers with a “family tree” that includes staff photos and an office map. It also hands out a quiz that encourages new staffers to learn personal details about colleagues. The quiz asks questions such as “Which Environics employee met Taylor Swift backstage at a concert?”
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” Forrest Gump so poignantly said. And while I can admit, when life goes a little awry have found myself referencing this mantra. There is one part of life this saying cannot be applied to hiring. Life may be like a box of […]
Last week we asked if mobile developers needed to adopt mobile recruiting. It seemed to be a silly question based upon the industry. Of course mobile developers would use mobile recruiting to hire new employees, right? Apparently not. Is the same true in the healthcare industry with regards to IT workers? Apparently so.
The traditional job board is evolving – but as science tells us, every instance of evolution isn’t always successful. There have been plenty of dead ends in nature. Same in the job board world – often because the sites in question failed to adapt.
To be an effective business leader (and this is, without question, the goal for those of us who want to still be employable moving forward) requires you to not only personally embrace a digital first posture but to also look microscopically at your career to date and where it is headed. I am fascinated by […]