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Are You an Employer of Choice?

Posted by  Bekah Regan

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Employers of choice attract and retain the best talent and maintain a positive, productive culture. These are certainly goals of all organizations as they strive to succeed in the current labor market. To understand where your organization stands when it comes to being an employer of choice, take a hard and honest look at your organization's culture.

In our newly launched podcast, select radIO, we talk about exactly what makes an employer of choice, why it's important, and what you can do to be an employer of choice. It's not an easy feat, and it won't happen overnight, but the benefits of being a sought-after employer will go further than just a good reputation. Here are three ways being an employer of choice will help your organization succeed. 


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3 Strategies to Hire Quality Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Posted by  Steven Jarrett, Ph.D.

iStock-497523726The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. A big part of this is due to the growth in manufacturing in the US. When you add in the impact of the skills gap, it's becoming more and more difficult to find top talent to fill open jobs.

With this, 58% of HR leaders say their hiring volumes are increasing. However, even with the increased hiring volume, HR leaders don't necessarily expect their recruiting teams to grow correspondingly. So, how do we find individuals who will meet our needs and who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that will help your organization succeed? It's time for organizations to rethink how they attract, hire, and retain talent. Here are three ways you can do more with less: 


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2 Ways to Use Your Competency Model to Strengthen Your Talent Strategy

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

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The value of being strategic is critical to strong talent management programs. Any organization looking to develop an effective talent strategy should first consider establishing a robust competency model to serve as the common thread for all talent management initiatives. As an assessment provider, we often work with clients to implement multi-level assessment (MLA) solutions. Competency models, when executed effectively, help obtain the alignment, sponsorship, and standardization needed for these programs to succeed. More times than not, these solutions can be used for a range of positions within an organization from entry level all the way to executive level. As one would expect, the skills, behaviors, traits, and competencies needed for success progress from one level to the next. Using competency models can bring many advantages to talent management and talent acquisition teams as well as an organization as a whole.


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How to Maintain a Positive Candidate Experience During High-Volume Hiring

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

positive candidate experience high volume hiringDuring periods of high-volume hiring, your job as a hiring manager can get very stressful. You have multiple open positions and you’re likely receiving a lot of pressure from other stakeholders to get those positions filled ASAP. With a high demand and heavy workload, it’s not surprising that some things start slipping through the cracks, like maintaining a positive candidate experience. Candidate experience refers to how job applicants perceive and react to their treatment during the hiring process. Maintaining a positive candidate experience is critical. A recent survey conducted by the Talent Board found that of candidates who had a positive experience, 61% would actively encourage others to apply to the organization, while 27% of those who had a negative experience would actively discourage others from applying. Furthermore, for candidates who had a positive experience, 50% would share their positive experience with others, while 32% of those with negative experiences would publicize their negative experience. Thus, candidate experience can greatly impact your organization’s public image and either aid or hinder your recruiting efforts.


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3 Ways to Use HR Metrics to Create Positive Change

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

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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 Shouldn’t Change in Your Hiring Process Despite Low Unemployment

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

What Shouldn’t Change in Your Hiring Process Despite Low Unemployment.jpgRecruiters and hiring managers have it tough, especially lately. While the record low unemployment rate is a positive trend for the U.S., attracting talent in this climate is no easy feat. There aren’t as many people looking for jobs, so companies have to capitalize on the available talent that they do get access to. This sometimes leads organizations to the knee-jerk reaction that the selection process needs to be easy and steps should be eliminated in order to reduce a candidate's time in the process to nearly nothing. 


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A Mobile-Friendly Assessment Process Helps with Hiring for Diversity [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

mobile friendly assessment processMore than 8 in 10 internet users used their mobile phone to access the web regularly in 2017. This has an impact on your hiring process in that offering online and mobile applications will bring you a higher candidate volume, increase the candidate experience, and portray your company as up-to-date on technology trends. But, there are some less commonly recognized benefits to using mobile assessments. 

 


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These Metrics Prove that Your Assessment Process Works [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

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As a follow up to last week's vlog, How Can I Prove the Employee Assessment is Working, we're back this week with another similar common client question:


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How Can I Prove the Employee Assessment is Working? [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

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Understandably, clients often are tasked with proving the ROI of employee assessments. In this vlog, we start with a skit where the "client" asks a question we commonly receive:


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Leadership Tips for Continuous Improvement

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Continuous improvement is the animating spirit of a lean philosophyPrioritizing continuous improvement is essential to innovation, effective leadership, and developing as a leader. Even when there isn't a pressing business need, occasionally reviewing the processes through the lens of continuous improvement could spark ideas for ways to increase performance on the job.


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