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The Five W’s: Analyzing The Benefits and Advantages of Employee Screening

Employee Screening Competition to find the best applicants is at an all-time high, and competitors are fighting to find applicants to help their company grow and set them apart. A comprehensive background screening program can be used to strengthen a company in its specific industry and increase efficiencies in the hiring process. Your company’s future relies on the workforce you build and it is imperative to hire the right person, the first time.  Employees are a company’s greatest asset, and establishing a strong and attractive employee brand starts with finding top talent globally to build a workforce.  Now, more than ever, it’s important to verify all of the information regarding an applicant’s history to help protect the company’s reputation brand and its staff members as well.

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Sharing the Wealth?

HR Outsourcing Worker confidence is up, but trust in company leadership is on a steady decline. By The Editors The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) for the third quarter of 2017 increased by 2.8 points after significant drop of 7.9 points in the second quarter. WCI now stands at 102.5. Of the four components of the WCI, only likelihood of promotion rose by 3.2 points in the third quarter of 2017, while other components remained virtually the same. Other indicies—job stability, likelihood of raise, and trust in company leadership—measure similarly to the third quarter of 2016. Workers remain secure about job stability. After a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2017, job security quickly rebounded, and now stands at 104.8, about where it was five quarters ago. Lack of concern about job loss is the most important indicator in estimating worker confidence about current and near-term financial outlook. Females once again reported higher levels of confidence in job security than males in the third quarter of 2017.

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The Shifting Talent Technology Landscape

Tech Trends Shaping Talent Management

Technology innovations are impacting every facet of the talent acquisition industry.  Candidates are more connected than ever before, which has changed their job search expectations. They expect to be able to complete the entire application process on mobile devices, and they expect it to be fast. Smart companies need to evolve and optimize their candidate experience to stay ahead of these trends.

In the ebook Seven Tech Trends Shaping the Talent Landscape, you’ll learn about trends like artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics.

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How Can You Use Social Recognition Properly to Drive Business Impact?

Employee Engagement

More than 60-percent of employees remain disengaged at work, according to Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace survey, and the percentage of engaged employees has been consistently low in the last three surveys.

Clearly, measuring engagement and addressing a few key elements per year is not driving the positive energy companies are seeking.

A powerful tool often discussed in employee engagement surveys – but rarely the focal point of HR strategy – is social recognition.  How can you use social recognition properly to drive business impact?

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Strategic RPO: How Can Your RPO Make You More Competitive?

Companies expect their RPOs to create better, more efficient and deeper pipelines of talent.  They expect a strong social media presence.  They expect technology, metrics and analytics.  And they expect high operational performance. But, as markets mature, operational efficiency only goes so far.  So RPOs have looked to deliver value-added services.  They seek to become better partners, and that means deeper relationships.  However, even value-added services are becoming table stakes. The next stage of RPO is taking performance and accountability to the next level with strategic RPO/client relationships that help your company become a more competitive player in your industry. In this white paper, you will uncover key elements of a strategic RPO approach to transform the way you acquire talent. Click here to download the full white paper Continue reading →

Paving the Way to a Better Hiring Process

It’s no secret that finding top talent is difficult – especially in the transportation industry, where the employment of Line Haul and Pickup/Delivery drivers is projected to grow 11% from 2012 to 2022.

EG Workforce Solutions built a customized solution for a leading LTL trucking company that resulted in reduced turnover, compliance excellence, a faster time-to-hire and increased cost savings.

By remedying a decentralized hiring process, the client was able to get back to what matters most:  customer service.

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True Engagement Leads to Meaningful Retention

Employee Engagement

In leading companies, efforts to retain employees begin even before they are formally hired. These organizations understand that how job candidates are treated in the recruiting process makes a lasting impression that carries over into employment.

When employees choose to leave in their initial months of a new job, it often suggests a recruiting issue.  But, research shows voluntary turnover beyond the first two or three months is usually a result of work environment, challenges in a manager-employee relationship, or the organization’s engagement practices.

This knowledge is causing industry leaders to take a more proactive approach to employee retention, rather than simply accepting that certain workers will “cycle through” their business.

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The Return on Recognition: What the Science Says Works

Employee Recognition Using recognition analytics and training to drive the return on engagement Recognition improves performance. Research has shown that managers who are skilled at recognition have higher-performing staffs across a wide range of performance metrics. Research also has shown that managers who do not properly recognize employees – or fail to recognize at all or rarely recognize their people – have staffs that perform lower in a variety of employee performance outcomes. These employees tend to feel less valued and thus demonstrate lower levels of engagement and are at risk of flight. When managers fail to recognize workers in a timely and meaningful manner, they risk depressing the performance of their teams. Therefore, organizations need a way to track recognition that is going on (or not going on) in their organization as well as the effectiveness of the recognition. Fortunately, recognition is a skill that can be learned. Managers can become better at it, and today’s technology can help identify their individual gaps and train them to become better people managers by giving proper and effective recognition to their employees.

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How to Increase Success: Improve the Hiring Manager Experience

HR Outsourcing News flash everyone - with all the buzz surrounding the candidate experience, have we ever stopped to think that if we put just as much effort in the hiring manager ‘experience’ our success could be that much greater? Let’s look at a typical scenario for both the candidate and the hiring manager ‘experience.' The CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE has you arriving at a beautiful website, via computer, smartphone or tablet full of visual stimulation, information and communication. From the moment you arrive you feel impressed, inspired and engaged as the ‘experience’ makes you want to join, participate and become part of the team! The HIRING MANAGER EXPERIENCE begins with waiting. Waiting for requisitions to open, waiting for the recruiter, and waiting for resumes. Throughout the process many times there is a feeling of insufficient communication, misalignment and feeling ‘in the dark.' Maybe it’s time we tried a different perspective. What if we viewed the hiring manager experience as important as the candidate experience? How could the experience be equal to that of the candidate and what could those outcomes provide to overall hiring success? Continue reading →

5 Updated Recruitment Rules to Help You Source Top Talent

recruitment

Are you searching for the impossible candidate?  Outdated recruiting practices and unrealistic expectations can cause you to pass on a candidate that could be perfect for the job.

Staff Management | SMX’s ebook identifies five updated recruitment rules to help you source talent in today’s marketplace.

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