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He Hates It. She Loves It. Company Culture Is Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

Do you know the values that are core to the culture of your company? Many companies do. For example, at Whole Foods Market, they genuinely care about the environment. At Zappos.com, they talk about their culture of delivering WOW through service. Amazon is a company that strives to do really big, innovative, groundbreaking things. And, as detailed in a recent NY Times article, Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace, “when you’re shooting for the moon, the nature of the work is really challenging and (more…)

Is it Time to Rethink Your Talent Acquisition Strategy?

Monday, August 17, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | |
Times are changing and your talent acquisition strategy need to evolve too. More employees are working remotely or seeking flexible schedules. Others are choosing freelance or contract work over full-time gigs. As a result, recruiters need to re-examine traditional recruiting methods to ensure they stay fresh. Career Builder recommends that hiring managers need to work on overcoming these four talent acquisition strategies: Volatility Challenge Today’s talent is more demanding than ever, asking for shorter, less predictable business cycles and wanting to focus on projects versus jobs. Solution: Exploit big data (more…)

Top Reasons Employees Quit Their Jobs

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
Stop Quitters in their Tracks Now that the economy is firming up, workers are feeling their oats and quitting their jobs again to find greener pastures. In fact, the Labor Department recently reported that the number of people who quit their jobs rose three percent between December 2014 and January 2015 to 2.8 million – the most in more than six years. The rising number of quits has begun to affect many larger corporations. Frank Friedman, interim CEO at the consulting and auditing firm Deloitte, says his firm’s clients, which include (more…)

Ready to Invest in HR Technology? Ask these Questions First.

HR technology is hot. In fact, according to a 2015 report from marketing agency The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, 53 percent of companies with more than 1,000 employees plan to invest in HR technology this year. That number jumps to 60 percent for smaller firms. So, what’s driving the trend? Some point towards cloud technology as the primary accelerator. Not so long ago, smaller firms didn’t have access to the technology the big players use, but things have changed with the availability of the cloud. So now (more…)

Are You Missing Out on Effective Onboarding Action?

Each year, approximately 25 percent of the working population undergoes some type of career transition, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). All this turnover can be costly, so it’s key to support new hires with effective onboarding to ensure not only their success, but yours too. Don’t Muck it Up For many companies, the onboarding process is a dark and murky place. But it shouldn’t be. Practices like poor training and inadequate orientation can quickly turn off good employees in a big way. In (more…)

Product Preview: What are the HR Pros Saying?

“It’s a game changer.” “Staff thinks it’s wonderful.” “I’m a raving fan. I’d hold a bake sale to fund it, if needed.” Just a few of the comments made by a client advisory council of HR and Talent Acquisition experts assembled to test a new product – ChequedImpact™. It’s shaking up the way businesses are gathering and using data to assess talent acquisition. So, how can businesses use it and benefit? Read on. Putting it into action Our experts agreed that availability of the following pieces of data (more…)

Cliché Your Way to Talent Acquisition Success

We’ve all heard these clichés before: “the numbers don’t lie” and “the proof is in the pudding.” And, there’s good reason these familiar phrases have stayed around so long; they’re true, especially when it comes to tracking talent acquisition success. When you have the ability to access historical data and are able to combine it with tracking and analysis, you can quickly identify inconsistencies in many areas such as: Sourcing strategy Communication breakdowns during a recruitment process Weaknesses in a candidate pool There’s still a problem connecting the dots So, what’s (more…)

Suds Up! Drink in Culture

Brewing beer may seem like a pretty straight forward task, but assembling the perfect team to execute it is a pretty tall order. And, at New Belgium Brewing, it starts with culture. Based in Fort Collins, CO, this brewing powerhouse is opening a new place in Asheville, NC and plans to hire more than 140 full-time employees. The pressure is on. So, what does New Belgium look for in a new recruit? Transitioning people to culture Over those years, New Belgium has established a robust “high involvement” (more…)

Chequed.com featured in Bloomberg BNA’s Human Resources Report

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - By: Guest Writer
Outdated Hiring Measurements Should Be Augmented With State-of-the-Art Metrics By: Caryn Freeman Reproduced with permission from Human Resources Report, 33 HRR 633 (June 15, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com. June 9 — Measuring speed of hire and cost of hire is outdated, as those metrics no longer define an effective hiring process, Greg Moran, CEO of software firm Chequed.com, told Bloomberg BNA June 5. “For so long, companies have really focused on metrics like turnover, cost per hire and time to hire, because going beyond that has traditionally (more…)

Build It. Improve It. Measure It.

Monday, June 15, 2015 - By: Greg Moran
What’s “it?” “It” is your hiring process and subsequent outcomes. So, how do you build it, improve it and measure it? It all starts with developing qualitative metrics around values and performance. It will help you streamline hiring, improve quality of hire and boost your bottom line to boot.  First, it’s important to understand that in helping you to develop qualitative metrics, we are not trying to make a judgment call on values. We are simply trying to help you determine a match between the values and (more…)