Diversity and Inclusion: An initiative That’s Impossible Without Research

By on November 26, 2018

Over the past two months, we’ve been on a US-wide roadshow conducting focus groups for one of our larger clients (let’s call them XY Company). Not only do we applaud them for funding this work, but for initiating it and believing in its necessity. The goal of these focus groups — to uncover unique employment-specific insights for a variety of minority or underrepresented groups in the workforce....

How Blockchain Can Join the Ranks in Recruiting Tech History

By on November 13, 2018

Co-Authored by Michelle Ferreira . Recruiting tech sees a wave of change every 10 years. 80s Newspapers and classifieds The original tried and true method of post and pray. 90s Internet job boards Introducing the internet, and the ability to publish jobs to anyone, anywhere. Monster.com becomes the dominant player. 00s Social networks The internet grows up. The audience can now contribute to...

From Insights to Impact with a Lot of Activity

By on November 6, 2018

There was a flurry of product announcements at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect three weeks ago in Anaheim — and it became exhilarating to try and stay ahead! We left each keynote session wondering “what’s next on the roadmap” and wanting more. Additional insights into product launch, release and integration, as well as “how much will this cost” will be forthcoming. Before I get too ahead of myself,...

Loyal or Comfortable

By on October 25, 2018

Lately, I’ve heard more and more conversations, among friends, about people who are just comfortable at their job. They like the pay, they can work from home, their work/life ‘balance’ is unbalanced — in a good way. But in our client research, among employees, we hear about how staff is very loyal to their company because they are “proud” to work there (whatever that means). Our branding...

Keep Your Top Performers With These Five Tips

By on September 20, 2018

Top performers have options in this job market and while compensation plays a factor in keeping your top performers, it is not the only thing you could or should be doing. In fact, the lack of career advancement and professional opportunities is the primary reason employees give for leaving a company. Keep Your Superstars Engaged and Retained Give them responsibility: High performers will...

Football Tips for Talent Acquisition

By on September 15, 2018

The kick-off to the regular Sunday night football season began on Sept. 9th with the Chicago Bears playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. It is the 100th season of football for the Packers and the game was played out as a tale of two halves with an epic comeback by Aaron Rodgers and team to win the game, 24-23. So, what does football have to do with talent acquisition and in particular,...

5 Things Your Managers Should Do to Keep Your Employees

By on September 4, 2018

A good manager can make or break your experience at an organization. I bet if you thought back on all of the positions you’ve held, you stayed longer at the ones where you liked your boss.   So it’s just silly when organizations blame their employee attrition on compensation alone. That just seems like a cop-out and isn’t doing your organization any favors. According to a Gallup poll, at...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

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