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Employee Happiness – Increasing Productivity and Success Through Engagement

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Job satisfaction and happiness not only keeps employees from turning over, it also increases productivity. Forbes cites a recent study from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania which proved what we’ve know for a while to be true: employees with high levels of job satisfaction perform better than those without. In fact, engaged employees are found to be 12 percent more productive to be exact. Armed with this data, you would assume employers would spend more time and energy making sure their employees were engaged...

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The Columbia Business School published research (Team Interdependence Determines When More Talent Is Too Much Versus Not Enough) on the ways in which having too much talent on one team can cause a peak and eventual downturn in performance. The question was posed as to “when and why high levels of talent reduce team performance”. The phenomenon, coined the “Too-Much-Talent Effect”, is evaluated in this paper by Roderick Swaab, Insead Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and the students and professors he collaborated with for his...

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Hiring Generation Y – Time to Change Your Current Strategy?

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This topic has been run through the mill countless times, however, as more and more Generation Y workers take their place in Corporate America, it is helpful to remind ourselves why recruitment strategies must be altered and/or expanded when hiring Gen Y candidates. It used to be that a Gen Y interviewee would be quick to distance themselves from the seemingly negative stereotypes and judgments bestowed upon them. Now, an increasing number of youthful candidates embrace these stereotypes and make no excuses for them, as they shouldn’t. A...

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Social Media’s Influence on Talent Acquisition

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Glassdoor recently reported that 96% of the online population belongs to at least one social network. Add that to the fact that 47% of today’s workforce was born after 1980 (and by 2025, more than 75% of workers will be come from the “social media generation” having grown up with internet and social networks) and begin to understand just how influential social media will continue to become in regards to the way we approach talent acquisition. Here are a few key ways social media has made an impact:   Sourcing Obviously placing an...

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Mobile Recruitment – Why Your Current Strategy May Be Failing

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Mobile recruitment is a relatively new strategy in talent acquisition. An increasing number of organizations are employing mobile capabilities in their recruitment processes, as the applicant pool moves to tablets and cell phones as their method of choice. Huffington Post estimates that 33 percent of all Fortune 500 companies now have mobile-friendly career sites. For those that have not jumped on the mobile bandwagon, various factors are taken into account. It may be a lack of resources, lack of upper-management buy-in or it may be that a...

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Social Media Spotlight on Skype – How to Master the Video Interview

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In this day and age of technological advancements, the use of video interviewing is becoming more prevalent. Resources such as Skype allow recruiters the convenience of a phone interview with the advantage of a face-to-face interview. Skype interviews save time and money and can be much more beneficial than a standard phone interview for not much more cost or commitment. Recruitment consulting firm JCSI expands upon what recruiters should be thinking about as they venture into the video recruitment territory. Avoiding these “snags” can help...

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Social Media Spotlight on Jive

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Continuing with the social media-centered series of posts into the Enterprise Social Media sector, let’s talk about Jive. What is the idea behind or purpose of Jive?  Founded in 2001, Jive is a social business software company. Launching social enterprise software with the same name, Jive SBS3.0 was introduced in 2009. How many current Jive users are there and/or how popular is Jive? Estimated at around 15 million total users, this number represents both community forum users and social networking software users. Today, Jive is one of the top...

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Social Media Spotlight on Chatter

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Continuing with the expansion of the social media-centered series of posts into the Enterprise Social Media sector, let’s chat about Chatter. What is the idea behind or purpose of Chatter? Launched by Salesforce.com in 2010, Chatter is an enterprise social collaboration tool, similar in concept to Yammer, Jive, Tibbr and others. Technology information website Work Intelligent describes Chatter as “a robust communication tool, complete with Facebook-like walls, document sharing, meeting creation, lead management, and issue resolution...

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Social Media Spotlight on Tibbr

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Getting back to the social media-centered series of articles dedicated to popular and up and coming social media sites, the next few posts will dive into the enterprise social media sector. With that, let’s talk about Tibbr. What is the idea behind or purpose of Tibbr? Tibbr is “The social network for work. Get work done faster by connecting people, discussions, apps, tasks and content.” Comparable sites include Chatter, Yammer and Jive. Launched in 2011, Tibbr is a relative newcomer in the enterprise social media sector. They aim to...

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Factors and Costs Associated with Employee Turnover

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In recent articles, several important metrics related to hiring and selection have been discussed (see previous articles on quality of hire and cost-per-hire). The next logical metric is cost of turnover. How much does employee turnover cost your organization each year and are you tracking it properly? Everyone knows that turnover is expensive, but the fact is that losing employees may cost more than you realize. CBS Money Watch says for employees making under $50,000 per year, turnover costs are estimated at around 20 percent. Other sources...

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