Time to Show Your Tech-Savvy Side

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | |
Whether you’re new to the industry or you’re a seasoned pro, you probably scoff at the old stereotype that HR professionals are good with people but bad with technology. The new face of HR is all about automation and analytics, and this transformation presents the perfect opportunity to expand your skill set and prove your tech savviness to the world. But you need to move quickly. And with purpose. “Embrace technology!” is the rally cry of industry experts, but to be fair, it’s not easy developing a fully-baked tech-driven talent strategy while you’re in the thick of new vendor (more…)

Are Your Onboarding ‘Firsts’ Up to Snuff?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | |
Onboarding is all about firsts. In fact, if you can engage your new hire by executing a successful series of firsts, you just may be able to last. According to the SHRM, this critical period of firsts in the employee life cycle is more important than ever. Let’s take a look at what your firsts should look like. The First Day The two main goals on the first day should be setting expectations and introducing objectives. Employees need to have crystal clear ideas about what their job (more…)

HR Pros Predict 8 Future Trends

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | |
HR is moving fast If you’re looking for ways to stay sharp in the fast-moving world of HR, you’re not alone. Technology has transformed almost everything about how HR teams operate. The goal has always been to increase talent, but now you’re defining a strategy to promote your social recruitment brand and deliberating over data points like never before. This is all good news. The rise in HR technology means HR is embracing innovation and finding even more ways to demonstrate value. And it also means you can do more (more…)

Get Your Hands Dirty – Dig into Data

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - By: Greg Moran
If you nip it in the bud now, you’ll minimize problems later. What is it? It’s a growing talent gap and according to a Career Builder survey, top executives are relying more on recruitment and HR leaders for innovative business strategies grounded in data. “HR is the new frontier for data science applications in business,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “In our study, CEOs acknowledge that the recruitment landscape is changing and the need for their HR teams to come forward (more…)

Is It Time for Daily Performance Reviews?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
This post was written by Greg Morgan, President and CEO of our newly combined company, and Assess Systems (cooler name coming soon). See this post and other great content from Greg on LinkedIn. I was driving to the airport last week listening to an NPR report on a Financial Times article on Accenture’s decision to end the traditional annual performance review. A lot has been made of this decision that allows Accenture to join the thousands of other companies who long ago decided this practice made no sense. (more…)

The Flying Car for HR – Happy Back to the Future Day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: |
As you may know, today is “Back to the Future Day,” celebrating the day that Marty McFly visited in the movie “Back to the Future II.” Clad in his self-drying jacket and driving around in a flying car, 1989’s view of the future was quite different in many ways than the 2015 we actually live in today. In particular, the movie vastly overestimated the fashion trends, as well as the success of the Jaws franchise. They also missed a few major things – like the (more…)

7 Survey Lessons For Employee Engagement

According to Gallup, companies with highly engaged employees have 3.9 times the earnings per share (EPS) growth rate compared to organizations with low engagement scores. So, this link between company performance and your employees’ potential will help drive the performance of your employees and business. The message? Companies need to focus efforts on building a mutual commitment between employee and employer – the foundation of employee engagement. Count The Ways A good way to find out your employees’ engagement level is to conduct a survey, and during periods (more…)

Hire Smarter, Every Time!

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - By: Guest Writer - Tags: | | |
Staying one step ahead of the competition is crucial in the hiring game, and mastering the tools to quickly and effectively identify the best candidates across multiple dimensions is a critical skill for the modern HR department. Even if two candidates have the same set of skills, it doesn’t mean they’ll both be a good fit. Different experiences, traits, and personalities can all affect how a candidate actually fits into a company’s culture. Figuring out who is the best candidate before you hire can save your (more…)

Be an HR Journalist – Investigate and Report

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
If you work in HR, you’re familiar with the challenges of all the usual suspects – retention, recruitment, work culture and more. You’ve read a lot about talent analytics and you’re wondering if it’s time to make a move. The answer should be yes. The risk of starting an analytics initiative is low, but the risk is high for not doing anything at all. So, what now? How do you get a talent analytics program off the ground? Much like a journalist approaches a story, you (more…)

When it Comes to Assessments, It’s All About How You Use Them

A recent article in TIME magazine looks at what it’s like to get a job or fill a job in “the age of optimized hiring.” That’s a huge topic, but the article focuses on personality assessments (though it refers to them more generally as tests or questions). The article asks: “Do you trust data more than your instincts?” My response… Why choose between them? In the world of hiring, is it really one or the other? I’ve been in this business a long time, and I’ll be the (more…)