Profiles Employee Assessment Blog

Our Editorial Mission

executive team al rainaldi



Joseph "Bud" Haney
CEO


With the Workplace 101: Blog, it is our mission to help organizational leaders and HR professionals improve their performance and workforce productivity by better understanding the application and value of workplace assessments.

Join 12,656 others and subscribe now!

Subscribe via E-mail

Your email:
request-a-free-assessment

Now Accepting Guest Posts

3d409d95-1a40-43da-944f-1861efde64a1

Browse by Tag

Subscribe by Email

Your email:

Workplace 101: A Profiles Global Business Blog

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Facebook’s Onboarding Bootcamp: Pushing “Codes” Instead of “Ups”

  
  
  
Onboarding

You and I have the same number of friends on Facebook: 150 (give or take). Sure, my profile says I have 484—you probably have close to double that number—but the fact of the matter is, we both have about 150 friends. It’s called Dunbar’s number: a theoretical limit to the number of people with whom any individual is able to sustain a stable or meaningful social relationship (usually considered to be roughly 150).

How Charismatic Leadership Drives Success

  
  
  
Leadership

Deiric McCann, co-author or Leadership Charisma, was interviewed recently for major Slovenian newspaper, Dnevik. Today, he shares with us the importance of leadership charisma in business.

Interviewer: In your opinion, from a marketing perspective, why is it so important that industry leaders are charismatic?

Deiric McCann: In our research (400,000 employees rating 40,000 leaders worldwide), more than 40 percent of what we- as employees, shareholders or readers- perceive as charisma is good communication.  Think of any truly charismatic leader you know or have ever read– what do you remember? Their extraordinary communication ability (think ML King, JFK, Gandhi, Steve Jobs, etc.). 

Misconceptions About Introverts in the Workplace

  
  
  
Workplace

“I believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.” -Susan Cain (American writer and lecturer)

70% of Workers Are Paid to Waste Time—Every Day.

  
  
  
productivity

The median weekly wage for workers in the U.S. is $786—are employers getting what they’re paying for? The odds are stacked against them, as a Gallup study found that only 30 percent of the American workforce is engaged, and the rest is costing companies up to $550 billion annually. Whether you know it or not, you’re probably paying your employees to socialize with coworkers, make personal phone calls, and even shop online. Recent survey results by Salary.com revealed pretty much everything there is to know about wasting time at work, and if you value productivity and performance, you’ll probably want to know what they found. Prepare yourself, the numbers might be shocking.

All Aboard: Save Your People From Drowning with Strategic Onboarding

  
  
  
Onboarding

Effective employee onboarding can have a tremendous effect on the success of a new hire. Strategic onboarding processes are just as pertinent for the employee as they are for the organization. Businesses can reap the benefits of confident, organized, and prepared employees. The statistics in the infographic below share why it's crucial for your business to focus on strategic onboarding to save your employees from "drowning."

10 Important Questions to Help Identify High Potentials

  
  
  
Potential

According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), as many as 25% of high-potential employees plan on leaving their jobs within a year. Many organizations make the mistake of only looking at ability when assessing an employee’s potential for managing a job.

Drug Screening in the Pre-Hire Process

  
  
  
Pre-employment

So, you just interviewed the most spectacular applicant for that job that’s been open for two and a half months. He was highly-recommended by one of your best employees. He was charming, had an answer for every question you threw at him, and has already passed the background check. The problem is, he didn’t tell you about that methamphetamine addiction he’s had since he was sixteen. How disappointed are you going to be when that mandatory drug test comes back positive, and the hunt for an employee resumes?

What to Learn From America’s Favorite Leader

  
  
  
leadership

Earning the loyalty and respect of your employees can be a difficult task on its own, so how can you build a leadership they’ll love? An employee review website recently released a ranking of the highest-rated CEO’s in America, and we can learn a thing or two from one of the most loved leaders of today.

Onboarding Excellence: Everything You Need to Know

  
  
  
Onboarding

Companies who implement an effective onboarding program during the first months of new-hire employment experience 31 percent less turnover than those who do not.  Are your hiring and onboarding processes costing you unnecessarily?

Tags: ,

Employee Motivation Lessons from Google

  
  
  
Motivation

Impactful motivation is easier than you think, and the sooner you launch a new employee into productivity, the better off you will be.

All Posts