Do You Need a Retention Refresher?

At the end of 2014, CareerBuilder conducted a survey of more than 3,000 employers from multiple industries to figure out what will affect employee retention the most in 2015. According to the results, 30 percent of employees regularly search for jobs and 23 percent of employees in the 18-34 range expect to have a new job by the end of the year. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – employee retention is the key to company success. Just in case you need a (more…)

What Makes a Great Leader?

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
When hiring for upper management positions, do leaders look for proven entrepreneurial spirit, management ability, a track record of growing companies or all of the above? Surely, it depends on the job at hand, but what are some of the most coveted qualities to have and how do you ensure you are hiring the right people who have these traits to get the job done? Attitude Is Everything Kenneth Hanifan, principal, Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV), a 119-person, multi-disciplined civil engineering/consulting firm, says that they (more…)

Three Studies That Make You Say Hmmm…

In the last few years, a handful of studies have shed light on the way recruiters hire and think about candidates. Below are three that may inspire you to rethink your talent acquisition strategy. 1)  MRI Network Recruiter Sentiment Study: This 2014 survey examines recruiters’ confidence in the economy, their hiring activity and job acceptance rates. According to the report, recruiters are confident in the U.S. economy and are stepping up the pace in how they source and interview. However, talent acquisition leaders are struggling to (more…)

Lie to Me

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
If you’ve ever said, “It’s easy for me to read their body language,” you may want to think again. Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D, the author of more than 100 books, book chapters, and research articles in the areas of leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology and social psychology, says there are many misconceptions about nonverbal communication. Here are just a few research-based findings about nonverbal communication: Body language is actually not a “language.” Nonverbal communication can be very tricky. The meaning of a particular nonverbal cue, such as a (more…)

Ready For Spring? Spring Into Action… 

We are a winter-weary nation. A large part of the country has been slammed with snow and rain and for those who have not – we salute you! We are ready for spring – a time to regroup and get ready for balmier days ahead. So, what are you planning to do? Do you want to spring ahead or stay behind? We thought so… Bersin by Deloitte recently released: 10 Top Disruptive HR Technology-related Trends Poised to Reshape the Workplace and Drive Organizational Success and it (more…)

Hit the Easy Button

Recruiting is often an expensive proposition, but Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley, says that there are several budget-friendly, and easy-to-implement recruiting tools that will make your life much easier. Here are a few to get you started:   Give me five. Referrals are number one in producing quality hires, and Sullivan says that this approach is the most effective. How does it work? Ask your top-performing employees to identify the top five people who they know in their field in each (more…)

Webinar: 6 Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic

Monday, February 16, 2015 - By: Chequed Partners with Fistful of Talent for Webinar – Thursday, February 26th, 2 PM EST Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale. Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision. Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting metrics, and you’re bored… heck, everyone’s bored. Never fear! The FOT webinar makes (more…)

Crossing the Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
While technology can help HR teams to gain deeper insight into potential hires, how do you get people interested in using it in the first place? Whenever a new technology is introduced, a learning curve is present. So, how do companies tackle and overcome tech challenges? The most important factor is to communicate how the change will help them in the long run. The University of Toronto has a paper, Methodology for the Introduction of New Technology in the Workplace, that suggests a few steps that (more…)

What’s Your Global Mobile Talent Acquisition Strategy?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | | |
According to an article by Roy Mauer for the Society for Human Resource Management, Global Mobility Increasingly Tied to Strategic Talent Management, companies today should be ready to go global. Why? Because organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management. In fact, 65 percent of top-performing companies with global mobility strategies reported a positive impact on financial performance, new business growth and talent retention, according to Unlocking the Value (more…)

Are You a Talent Trendsetter?

 A recent survey by Jobvite reported that 69 percent of recruiters are expecting to see the race for talent rise. So, what can recruiters do to make sure they don’t fall behind? Ron Stewart, a recruitment industry veteran, who has owned companies in the IT, construction and medical sectors, says there are five key trends that recruiters should embrace. They are: Focus on quality. The 4th Annual Report 2015 Global Recruiting Trends by LinkedIn reveals that recruiters are focused on quality hires as their top priority (more…)