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Employee Engagement and Connection at Work: Get ‘Real’ to Get Better

October 9, 2019 | PeopleFluent | HCI

The lack of focus humans tend to keep, paired with the rise of distractions all around us, give talent management professionals a major challenge of keeping their teams engaged and on the right learning track.

Traditional engagement strategies won’t cut it with the modern workforce, but video, as a tool to grow and strengthen the connection between executives and employees, will.


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Branding & Content: The Twin Engines of Candidate Engagement

September 23, 2019 | Tom Brickley | HCI

Salt and pepper. Batman and Robin. Branding and Content. It’s a fact that some things just naturally go together; and oftentimes, the combination improves upon what either might achieve alone.

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Creating Communities of Practices to Drive Organizational Learning

September 12, 2019 | Kiara Graham | HCI

The modern world of work is one dominated by change, and so organizations must be ready to upskill and reskill employees to meet evolving demands. At a larger level, leaders, too, need to learn and adapt in order to thrive. Organizational learning reflects the ability to create knowledge, to transfer it, and subsequently to modify behaviors based on the insights gained.

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are an effective tool used to prepare employees with individual learning, and at the same time, bridge the gap between individual knowledge and organizational learning.

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Have Remote Workers? You’d Better Do This One Thing

September 12, 2019 | Stacey Engle | HCI

Remote work is tricky. Common concerns I hear from leaders include: Are people really working? Are they getting the support they need? Are the teams collaborating as they should? 

These questions may be considered “old school” and stodgy, but we have technology and the 24/7 nature of work, which require us to work remotely anyway.

These questions are much deeper and reach us on a cultural level. 


Generation Z has arrived: The data you need for more strategic recruiting

August 28, 2019 | SkillSurvey | HCI

Sixty-one million strong in the U.S. alone, Generation Z will comprise 30% of the workforce by 2030. They are more diverse, more educated, and more technologically adept than any previous generation. Entrepreneurial, pragmatic, and increasingly dedicated to work that matters, GenZ will drive transformation--at your organization and across the workplace. Finding new ways to engage this emerging cohort will be critical to the success of your organization.


The Future of Work, What Does It Mean for HR?

August 20, 2019 | HR Technology Conference | HCI

More than ever, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and predictive analytics are fundamentally changing the world of work. And new tech-driven innovations — like using voice commands to trade shifts or requesting earnings instantly between pay periods — are set to change the game altogether. With so many technological developments transforming everything we do, what does it all mean for HR departments?


A Spotless Approach to Employee Experiences that Brushes up Retention, Revenue

August 16, 2019 | Achievers | HCI

There’s an approach to making business better that many managers fail to take: paying attention to the lives of their employees.

Not just their employees; but what’s actually happening in their lives, what they value most, what struggles they’re facing, and what big stressors they deal with outside of work.


The Proven Way to Get the Best From Your Team

August 15, 2019 | Alanna Fincke | meQuilibrium

The key to enabling innovation and high performance in teams is not finding the perfect mix of personalities and capabilities or implementing the ultimate process. It requires a foundation of psychological safety: The belief, shared by team members, that they are safe to take risks, make mistakes, and express themselves openly without jeopardizing their feelings, jobs, reputations, or positions. It also doesn't cost a thing.


Common Mistakes in Implementing New HR Tech and How To Avoid Them

August 13, 2019 | HR Technology Conference | HCI

Technology and the promise it has for HR teams is exciting, but it’s something that requires due diligence in selecting the right system and then seeing the project all the way through proper onboarding for it to pay off.


Finders, Keepers: How to Attract & Retain Today’s Top Talent

August 9, 2019 | Lisa Sordilla | Energage

Attracting and retaining top talent is a game of finders, keepers. First, you need to find the talent. Then you need to keep them. This is especially important in today’s competitive landscape, because your competition is coming after your best employees. Not to mention, your employees have more choices where to go.


Data-Driven Insight To Plan The Perfect Open Enrollment

July 30, 2019 | PlanSource | HCI

Open enrollment season is right around the corner—do you have a strategy in place to make this the best OE yet?

Planning open enrollment isn’t just about encouraging employees to simply log-in and make benefit elections—it’s about so much more! Educating and engaging with employees before, during and after open enrollment is critical to success.


Don’t Ask, Don’t Get: Activating the Employee Voice to Get Real Results

July 11, 2019 | Waggl | HCI

Managers repeatedly send the outdated, same old surveys to their teams, but don’t receive the actionable data they need to fix problems and create positive change. The surveys don’t allow problems among their workers to be identified, much less give leader the ability to fix them. 


The “Best” Workplaces Can’t Compete with The Optimized Culture

May 17, 2019 | Achievers | HCI

Work-life balance is one of those buzzwords that’s been around long enough to take on quite the range of meaning and interpretation, so focusing on the newest sense of balance could make or break employee engagement within the company, as well as the organizational wins up for grabs now and in the future.


2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

May 1, 2019 | Erin Geiger | BountyJobs

For over a decade BountyJobs has been at the forefront of tackling America’s hardest-to-fill roles, building tech-forward solutions to help employers leverage third-party recruiting to find the best talent for their most business-critical positions.


The Negative Network Effect: Stop the Spread of Workplace Anxiety

April 26, 2019 | Lucy English | meQuilibrium

What is a network effect? Information and sentiment spread quickly through social networks at work and beyond. A relatively small number of incidents can change the environment in a workplace quickly, sending people into counterproductive loops of fear and anxiety which grow and are reinforced socially.


Improving Time-to-fill in a Tight Labor Market: Four Ways You Can Speed the Hiring Process

April 17, 2019 | SkillSurvey | HCI

When it comes to measuring the health of your hiring practices, time-to-fill is probably the single most important indicator. A good time-to-fill metric tells you that your recruiters are on the ball and your systems and processes are working well. Of course, in periods of low unemployment (like what we’re seeing today), your time-to-fill metric can take a hit.


3 Social Media Secrets to Supercharge Recruiting

April 9, 2019 | PlanSource | HCI

While social media was once viewed as a workplace distraction, more companies are changing their views on social media. Instead, teams are embracing social media as a powerful communication tool—and it’s about time. According to recent Glassdoor research, 79% of job seekers use social media during the job search process.


A Retrenching or a Renaissance?

April 3, 2019 | Shannon Seery | Symphony Talent

Reports on the so-called “death of retail” are highly overrated. In fact, according to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. about 700,000 workers were hired in the retail industry as seasonal employees in 2018, the most since 2015.

That being said, retail employees – both full-time and seasonal – are feeling the effects of a highly volatile market. For several years now, many big-name organizations – from Sears to Payless, Barnes & Noble and countless others – have been closing their doors. However, this doesn’t mean the need for talent is in decline. In fact, retailers who promote better in-store experiences are still growing and are letting candidates know that their doors are wide open.


The All-New Employee Experience that Compliments Change and Beats Competition

March 29, 2019 | Achievers | HCI

In real life, much like any great customer experience, the employment experience only begins at the first hello. And what happens next is critical to engender lasting loyalty, trust and mutual investment of time, resources and support.  Make no mistake, the employee experience greatly impacts retention, not only workforce retention, but customer retention too.


Versatility Powers Today’s Workforce

March 28, 2019 | Dan Day | TRACOM Group

Versatility is an essential part of building a more engaged and effective work culture.

All of your employees have predictable behavioral patterns (their “Social Style”), but 65 percent of them don’t realize the effects their preferred behaviors have on other people around them. By helping people understand these behaviors—why they exist and how we can adapt them to the people we work with—you’ll build a more productive, collaborative environment that appreciates diversity of thought.