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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 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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Organizations Thrive When Leaders Trust Their Employees

Posted by  Doug Wolf

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You can tell me what to do or how to do it, but not both. That’s a phrase I live by. It guides how I delegate and how I encourage others to delegate at Select International.

Micromanagers perplex me. First, absolutely no one enjoys working for a micromanager. Second, how is being a micromanager rewarding or productive?


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Why You Shouldn't Write Off Job Hoppers in the Hiring Process

Posted by  Jessica Petor

job hoppers in the hiring processAs a recruiter, HR pro, or hiring manager, you're sent resume after resume, day after day, with the goal of finding the best of the best. Sifting through piles (or...files) of resumes can be daunting. To make reasonably quick decisions, you may rely on some quick screening tools: red flags. Some of these red flags may warrant some concern (like spelling errors, which can indicate a lack of attention to detail), but there is one red flag I think hiring managers should reconsider: the dreaded job hopper.

Job hopping has become a more visible problem lately because it’s been linked to the bad reputations of millennials. Companies may be screening out awesome candidates simply because they’ve hopped to and from a few jobs. Well, I’m here to tell you why you should consider giving job hoppers a chance!


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3 Spooky Workplace Trends You Can Totally Slay

Posted by  Bekah Regan

spooky workplace trendsTerrorized by the thought of turnover? Afraid of automation alienating all? Gobbled up by grisly generational gangs? If these workplace trends have you sleeping with the lights on and double checking the locks, it’s time to conquer your fears! (Magic wand not required.)


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Ask These 3 Questions to Improve Employee Retention

Posted by  Bekah Regan

I recently read an article on Harvard Business Review about best practices for exit interviews. Exit interviews can be an effective tool for understanding certain drivers of turnover at your organization. However, like many interventions, they are necessarily reactive. Identifying trends and patterns in turnover at your organization requires data – which means you must wait for people to turnover prior to considering the "why."


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Top Benefits You Should Prioritize to Retain Employees

Posted by  Claire McCue

In the current work climate, we’ve seen a shift away from our work lives being separate from personal lives; our work lives blend into our personal lives - and vice-versa - mainly due to technology advancements. While these technology advancements allow us to be effective in both our work and personal lives, they have also lead to a major trend toward finding the perfect “work-life balance.” A key to finding that balance is through the benefits that employers offer to employees.benefits to retain employees


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HR Hacks: Here's What Causes Employee Turnover and How to Reduce It

Posted by  Alli Besl, Ph.D.

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In a blog that was posted at the beginning of 2017, the author reviewed some cool research that has been conducted surrounding the prediction of employee turnover. To elaborate, the researchers employed predictive analytics using machine learning to predict who would turn over and who would stay within a large organization.


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3 Metrics that Suffer when Motivational Fit Isn't in Your Hiring Strategy

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

Employers are “feeling the burn” when it comes to filling open job requisitions, especially for skilled trades jobs where applicant pools are very small. When the right applicant comes along, you likely want to move that candidate through the hiring process quickly so you can get to the job offer. However, before doing so, you should be asking yourself one very important question: is this candidate a good fit for the job? If you are hiring employees based on educational background and work history alone, while completely ignoring other factors like organizational, cultural, and motivational fit, you are missing out on very important factors that can affect three important metrics.


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3 of the Most Easily Ignored Reasons for Voluntary Employee Turnover

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

When it comes to your company’s voluntary employee turnover, there are likely a plethora of reasons contributing to the cause. Often, companies are quick to hone in on just a few reasons why turnover is occurring, as they feel those must be the primary culprits. However, from Select International’s research, we understand that employee turnover is commonly caused by several factors. Certain areas can be easily overlooked, especially if you aren’t aware of the impact these factors can have on your turnover rates. This blog will discuss three areas that organizations tend to overlook.


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