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How to Spot if Your Employees are Checked out

  
  
  
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On any given afternoon during the work week, do you know where your employees are? If so, do you know what they’re doing? According to a study from Mercer, there’s a 50 percent chance that any given employee is currently checked out or looking for a new job. According to the report, 32 percent of US workers are, “seriously considering leaving his or her profession at the present time,” and 21 percent are unhappy in their current job and have hit all-time low productivity and engagement levels. So even if your employees are sitting at their desks, they may not be getting anything done.

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Weekend Habits of Successful People that Improve Work-Life Balance

  
  
  
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Ever wonder what some of the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs do on the weekends? If you guessed that they put the work week on pause, kick their feet up, and take off to a quiet paradise on board one of their private jets, or sail off to sea on a 100-foot yacht with their friends and family, your assumptions have led you astray. After reading numerous articles on the topics of work-life balance and the qualities of successful leaders, a pattern began to present itself, and pointed to the secret ingredient to their sustained success. As the esteemed philosopher, Aristotle, once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

How to Align HR and Business Objectives

  
  
  
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If you are in any form of HR position, you have probably heard thousands of times about how important it is to align business and HR objectives.

Many organizations make the mistake of viewing HR roles as simply administrative. HR is about people, and people are the core of your business for which you build the strategy. The role of HR is so much more than ensuring paperwork is filed accordingly. When HR and business objectives are strategically aligned, teams can more effectively and efficiently achieve the organization's goals.

An Aberdeen Group study on human capital management trends found firms with HR departments that are aligned with business goals are able to better plan for future talent needs and integrate workforce and talent initiatives.



How Human Psychology Impacts Hiring

  
  
  
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Hiring managers are essentially the gatekeepers of a company, because they have the largest influence over a candidate’s admission. But, with this authoritative position and essential responsibility comes the demand to hire the right job fit while preventing employee turnover within the company. This can be a challenging process because hiring managers are, for lack of a better word, human, and it is our inherent nature to create bias or pass judgment when interacting with other people. This makes it difficult to distinguish whether a candidate is actually a job fit or simply someone you see yourself golfing with on the weekends. Brad Wolfe of TLNT.com says that, “The biggest psychological issue we have as humans is dealing with other human beings, not our cat or our stuff.” It is our fallible quality that makes it impossible for us to be objective in our perceptions of people, which is magnified in an interview setting.

2 Reasons to Use Recognition for Employee Motivation

  
  
  
Employee Motivation

The theory of recognition for employee motivation and engagement has been around for over 2500 years. In today’s business world, however, because it is free to do and well known that you should do it, most people - especially those in management positions - do not do it as often as they should. People are constantly looking for the next best thing, forgetting about the tried and proven theories for employee motivation that have worked well in recent centuries.

101 Things (Everyone Should Know) About Assessments

  
  
  

Talent management solutions, human resource management tools, employment assessments... no matter how you phrase it, assessments can have a major impact on every facet of your business. They can affect people, policy and profits by helping you identify who to hire and how to train them, reducing the risk of high turnover.

Tips for Thriving in the Hiring Revolution

  
  
  
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There are two main elements that drive management’s decision in the hiring process: sustainable results and top talent. Companies want outcomes and in most industries the only way to achieve positive outcomes is through the heart of the business: its people. Hiring is a time consuming and challenging procedure for both managers and candidates. The recruitment landscape is evolving with the changing workforce and if you want to hire the best, you need to engage with them and show off your organization’s strengths. Revolutionize your recruitment strategy and follow these four steps if you’re serious about hiring the right job fit and reducing employee turnover within your company.

Conquering Mountains for Company Culture

  
  
  
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With the upcoming July 4th holiday upon us, many organizations take time during these summer months to host fun team building activities to boost morale and company culture. Some businesses organize team building activities on a regular basis, many offices boast fun games, relaxing lounges, and cafes. The story you're about to read is about a organization that literally takes team building to higher levels.

How the Entrepreneurial Spirit Reduces Turnover

  
  
  
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Are you worried about turnover? If not, you should be. Do you think poor employee engagement is the reason? This isn’t the case.

4 Leadership Styles of America’s Favorite Bosses

  
  
  
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Glassdoor recently announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the “Highest Rated CEOs of 2015.” The top 50 list includes some of today’s largest company CEOs, like Larry Page, Mark Zuckerburg, Jeff Weiner, Howard Schultz, Tim Cook, and John Legere. The top eight notables received a 95 percent or higher employee approval rating. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be recognized on one of these lists? Glassdoor CEO, Robert Hohman, said that “Gaining the trust and approval of an entire workforce is one of the most difficult yet rewarding responsibilities for any leader.” Earning trust and approval are very difficult to gain, especially from an entire roster of employees, but there are other ingredients these CEOs rely on that attribute to their success.

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