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Trevor McGlochlin

Trevor McGlochlin is a Research Analyst at Select International. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include selection, employee turnover, organizational development, applied research, and statistical analyses. His analysis work is centered around validation, adverse impact, turnover analyses, assessment scoring, and other data analysis.

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10 Employee Engagement Statistics of 2018: How to Learn From Them

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Organizations regularly target high levels of employee engagement. Among other positive outcomes, high levels of employee engagement can translate into higher productivity, lower turnover, fewer safety incidents, lower absenteeism, higher profitability, and better customer ratings. The following 2018 statistics are meant to awaken or reawaken awareness of the alarmingly low rate of engagement levels within companies, as well as provide insight on what can be done to help organizations benefit from high employee engagement.


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3 Ways Positive Leadership Can Make Your Organization More Effective

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Leadership has so many important facets. One of those is attitude. When a leader has a positive outlook and mindset he or she can create effective change on multiple crucial organizational outcomes. This attitude can be contagious and spread quickly creating a culture of positivity, loyalty, and trust. I’ve highlighted three ways that positive leaders can make an organization more effective.


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3 Tips to Create a More Effective Virtual Team

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Virtual teams are becoming the norm in the workplace today. In a recent survey of virtual teams, results by RW3 Technologies stated that corporate teams are now almost entirely virtual. In 2012 they reported that 33% of respondents said more than half of their teams include members from other nations. In 2014 that number grew to 41% and then to 48% in 2016. The trend is clear that teams are becoming more international. The cost of in-person meetings simply doesn’t makes fiscal sense, so we see virtual teams as a certain future in the corporate world. Perhaps the most alarming statistic found in their results was that only 22% of respondents have participated in virtual team training. Though virtual teams are ubiquitous, it appears few are being provided with the skills and training needed to be successful in a virtual working environment. I’ve provided three tips to create the most effective virtual team that are a good starting point to build a strong foundation for an effective virtual team.


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5 Stats About the Skills Gap that Demand Attention

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Headaches from vacant positions. Training and development challenges. Increased turnover. The skills gap refers to the gap between the actual knowledge, skills, and abilities of candidates or employees, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers want or need their employees to have. The gap is growing. Though there are over seven million people unemployed in the US, they may not possess the right KSAs to obtain these open jobs or to perform at a sufficient level. Below are five statistics that are causing major concern for organizations regarding the skills gap:


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What Is Machine Learning and How Can it Help Human Resources?

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Machine learning was the hottest topic at the 2018 Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) annual conference. The human resources field has finally decided to follow other fields and make this topic a top priority. In an article written by Daniel Faggella for TechMergence, machine Learning is defined as "the science of getting computers to learn and act like humans do, and improve their learning over time in autonomous fashion, by feeding them data and information in the form of observations and real-world interactions.”


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Design a Positive Candidate Experience to Support Your Hiring Process

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A healthy talent pipeline, better company reputation, candidates becoming customers, less turnover, are among the many benefits that come from providing a positive candidate experience. Even though you can’t give everyone a job, you can still give everyone a good experience in your hiring process. In a survey of 1200 professionals, CareerArc discovered that 60% of candidates have had a poor experience. Here are 5 ways to ensure a positive experience in your hiring process:


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International Hiring Considerations for Mobile Assessments

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Technology is truly changing the landscape of how companies look at the hiring process. Strategies are being adjusted to include mobile recruiting, mobile hiring applications, and mobile hiring assessments. John Rossheim, in an article for Monster, mentioned that mobile job search is now the mainstream. He states that Americans are doing one billion job searches from their mobile devices each month. More than three in five job seekers look at company career pages from their smartphone or other mobile device. Glassdoor completed a survey concluding that 89% of job seekers report they’re likely to use a mobile device during their job search. Andre Lavoie, CEO and co-founder of ClearCompany, declared, “If you’re looking to make better hires, get them in the door more efficiently, and do it all on budget, you should first recognize one of the biggest ways employers aren’t reaching applicants: Mobile."


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4 Facts to Know About Game-Based Assessments in the Hiring Process

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How do candidates feel about a gamified application process? Does gamification affect the validity of employee assessments? As we continue through the world of automation, AI, VR, you name it...Game-Based Assessments (GBAs) were also a big topic at SIOP 2018. GBAs and gamification are popular areas of research and practice for the field of I/O Psychology, however there are still many questions to be answered about GBAs and, in particular, how they might be used in the hiring process.


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3 Ways to Use HR Metrics to Create Positive Change

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Overall employee turnover, early turnover, time to fill, quality of hire, candidate experience, cost per hire, time till promotion, engagement rating, absenteeism, training spent per employee, diversity/EEOC, healthcare cost per employee, hiring manager satisfaction, selection ratio...these are just some of the metrics to be tracked in the world of Human Resources.


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What Makes a Great Leader? It Depends On Your Organization

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iStock-637080884.jpgThere is more to a job than just winning. A great example of a leader who came to that realization is David Blatt. In January of 2016, Blatt was coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team of the NBA. In the middle of the season, while his team was leading the Eastern Conference with an impressive record of 30-11 (30 wins and 11 losses), he was fired. The general manager, David Griffin, explained that the separation was due to a lack of fit. A coach who performs at the highest level and is successful based on, arguably, the most important objective metric in professional sports (wins), can still lose his job. Maybe winning isn’t everything after all.


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