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 »

Your Employment Brand: How It Engages Candidates

The following article appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. A Strong Employment Brand Engages Potential Candidates   Remember the good old days when it was HR who expected a thank you note from a candidate after the interview?  Well a convergence of events has flipped the tables and now some companies have found… Read more »

Protect What’s Yours! Prevent Candidate Drop-off and Poaching

If you’ve ever recruited food & beverage professionals, you know how much time, expense and effort goes into sourcing, screening, interviewing and vetting them. And if you’ve ever lost a top candidate – after investing all that time and effort – you know how demoralizing the loss can be. What causes candidate drop-off? Several factors… Read more »

How High Performing Companies Manage Change

The following blog appeared on Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender blog. Sharlyn is an HR pro turned consultant.  Want a competitive edge? The key is all about the way a company knows how to manage change. It totally makes sense. Dr. Peter Senge shared with us that learning organizations strive to continuous improve. And continuous improvement makes the… Read more »

How is a Ghost Chili Like Employee Retention?

They’re both really hot! With an improving economy and job market, employee retention is back in the spotlight. So today, Kinsa begins a series of posts designed to help you keep your top performers – and keep from getting burned (by voluntary quits, that is – if you eat ghost chilies, you’re on your own!)…. Read more »

The Power of Recognition to Increase Manager Success

Make People Feel Appreciated The following article about the power of employee recognition appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. Most leaders receive surprisingly little development before assuming their first supervisory roles. In fact, many get no leadership training at all until they’ve been in the executive ranks for nearly a decade–reaching, on average,… Read more »