Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Businesses are increasingly realizing their worth has less to do with buildings, machinery, and inventory, and more to do with the intangible assets of the people across their organizations. However, business leaders have been slow to embrace–and slower to act upon–the onslaught of data that proves this point, and often learn too late they’ve squandered… Read more »

Five Easy Ways to Reward Your Top Employees

Every company wants a happy workforce. Offering rewards is just one way to turn those frowns upside down – and one way to motivate employees to do their best work. Companies often forget the importance employees place on those last two items: recognition and appreciation. We’ve come up with 5 easy ways to reward employees who are… Read more »

It’s Time to Renew Your Vows (with your employees!)

With our nation’s unemployment rate holding at under 5% and time-to-fill at a record high (29.3 working days in April), turnover is a very real – and costly – danger. Today’s job seekers have lots of options, making them more likely to jump ship in favor of a better opportunity. And once they leave you,… Read more »

Take it Off! Interview Questions and Probing Techniques that Reveal What You REALLY Need to Know

Candidates hiding behind pat interview responses? Playing games or clamming up? Today’s professional food & beverage candidates are prepared. Savvy. And experts in controlling what you learn about them. How can you be sure you’re getting (the whole) truth? 3 Ways to Get Candidates to “Drop their Masks” Below, Kinsa shares the right questions to… Read more »

5 Ways to Set New Grads up for Success on the Job

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Elena Todorova, a recent college grad and content specialist at O.C. Tanner.  This time each year, a new wave of graduates hits the job market. This year’s grads–congrats, class of 2016!–herald the end of the Millennial era and the beginning of the… Read more »

Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Law Protection

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Jacqueline Johnson and Scott McDonald. On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S.1890)1 (DTSA) and sent it to President Obama, who has indicated he will sign it into law. The DTSA, which will take effect on the… Read more »

Heads Up On Using Social Media in Hiring

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Insight Worldwide. It’s no longer news–to employers or to potential employees–that social media accounts offer a glimpse into the lives of applicants that has never before been possible. At least, that’s the case for those whose information is made available… Read more »

The Softer Side of Hiring Success

What makes a great leader? A razor-sharp intellect? Absolutely. Big-picture thinking? Of course. A charismatic persona? Without a doubt. A steely imperviousness to emotion? Let’s think about that last one for a minute. Conventional wisdom says that emotional intelligence (commonly referred to as EQ), though beneficial in helping professions, can be a liability in executive-level… Read more »

Best HR Metrics for Human Capital Management

The following blog appeared in our parent company e-newsletter, HR Insights. It was written by Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR. I’ve written before about HR Metrics being the key to HR’s seat at the executive table. Given the fact that the HR and recruiting departments are non-income generating, having solid metrics are key to demonstrating to senior leaders… Read more »

What Binoculars and Microscopes CAN’T Show You About Your Employees

Both of these instruments provide unique visual perspectives, but neither will help you identify what’s right in front of you: great employees who are at high risk of leaving. And the number of those high-risk employees may be higher than you think. According to the results of this 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study, fewer… Read more »