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What’s Wrong With Corporate Culture As A Management Tool? Almost Everything!

The top 15 most damaging shortcomings of managing using your culture It’s no secret that most in HR and many CEOs are enamored with “corporate culture,” which is essentially the “invisible hand” that helps guide the behavior of your employees. And because every firm has a corporate culture, the mere existence of one isn’t sufficient to guarantee better business results …

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Pre-Exit Interviews — How effective are exit interviews when nurses resign?

As seen on Nurse.com on 09/26/2018 by Carole Jakucs, BSN, RN, PHN. When nurses jump ship for another job it not only causes turmoil – it also costs employers money. Enter the exit interview – a practice some organizations use in their quest to reduce turnover and discern why staff members resign. But recruiters and other HR professionals might wonder how effective …

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Recruiting Candidates Who Put Money First May Result in Early Turnover

Do you work in an organization where increasing an employee’s pay for retention purposes isn’t a realistic option? Whenever you hire someone who is driven by money, you are setting yourself up for future turnover failure. Money-focused hires are likely to immediately quit when they are offered even slightly more money from another firm. Salary is the No. 1 reason …

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New Trend: Employee Sentiment Now Dictates Business and Talent Decisions

Can you remember a time in history when corporate employees decided which firms their company would do business with? Probably not, because for well for over a century the only real way employees could influence their firm’s corporate business decisions was indirectly through their union. But recently an alternative and powerful influence approach “employee sentiment power” has emerged. This trend …

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The Top 8 Reasons to Refocus on Employee Referrals During Low Unemployment

Employee referral programs should be producing 50 percent of all of your hires because they are the most powerful corporate recruiting tool by far. Over many years, data has revealed that scientifically designed corporate employee referral programs, compared to all other sources, literally produce both the highest quality of hire and the highest percentage of hiring volume. However, many talent leaders are surprised …

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You Can’t Be Strategic Until … You Reward Managers for Great Hiring

In this continuing series of articles entitled “You Can’t Be Strategic Until …” I highlight the strategic actions that talent-management leaders should take to increase their measurable strategic business impact on their firms. In this case, the needed strategic action is for HR executives to find a way to reward managers for great hiring results directly. As a result of …

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HR, We Have A Problem: Up To 80% Of Employees Don’t Trust Us

Building employee trust is a cornerstone of HR’s values. So, everyone in HR should pay immediate attention when they learn that in excess of 70% of employees working at each ofthe top 4 most valuable firms in the US report that they “Don’t trust HR.” Yes, a recent survey by TeamBlind found that even at these four powerhouse top market cap firms, …

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Clashes Over Ethics At Major Tech Companies Are Causing Problems For Recruiters

Dr Sullivan interviewed and quoted in this Buzzfeed article. ________________ Already dealing with backlash from employees who object to working with government agencies, major tech companies are now facing criticism from a new source — prospective hires. Caroline O’Donovan BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on August 27, 2018, at 4:02 p.m. ET When Matt Meshulam, a Chicago-based software engineer, received a …

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Social Media Background Checks Are a Dumb Idea

The latest addition to the modern recruiting process, social media background checks, may be the dumbest element. Unlike most background checks, they don’t verify positive job-related information. Instead, they are used almost exclusively to reject candidates based on a subjective reaction to things that the candidate did while off the job. If you are among the whopping 70 percent of employers that …

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Excite Applicants by Boldly Providing Promotion, Pay, and Retention Info

If you need to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting, consider proactively revealing detailed information covering the attraction factors that applicants care the most about, including pay, development opportunities and promotion, and employee retention rates. Now before you prematurely reject the idea of revealing previously strictly kept information, realize that with a little work this information is, in fact, findable …

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