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Employee Engagement

The Importance of Recruiting Metrics

If you want better hiring results, you have to make some changes in your recruiting process. One of the best changes to make is in regard to recruiting metrics. You need to gather and maintain the right kind of data, such as where your candidates are coming from, how they apply for your jobs, and…

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Employee Engagement Ideas – Learn from these 3 Companies

Employee engagement has become a competitive advantage and a requirement for becoming an employer of choice. It’s what any employer needs to create in their company to attract top candidates. Employee engagement ideas abound and can be found at top employers. Take a look at how these three companies are using employee engagement ideas. Learn from Zappos Zappos…

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Employee Engagement: Companies That Got it Right

Would your company win an award for employee engagement? If your workplace is lacking something, if your employees look forward to the weekend more than new projects, or if you have a hard time filling open positions, you need to learn how to increase employee engagement. Gallup measures companies that set a global standard for…

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These Employee Engagement Activities will have Immediate Impact

  Busy managers and employers work towards continuous improvement in running their companies. Employee engagement activities are often overlooked but can make a big difference with a small investment. Sometimes, it’s difficult to get engagement right. For example, providing pizza lunches when a majority of employees are on a special diet or giving tickets to…

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Rethinking the Performance Appraisal

Whether it’s called the annual performance appraisal, a quarterly conversation, check-in, dashboard meeting, GPS session, or some other euphemism, getting the performance evaluation right is important. Too many expectations during performance appraisals take away from focus on goals and results. Not enough, and you risk losing clear communication. The ideal evaluation should be a collaborative…

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Employee Engagement Can Do All That?

Most employers today understand the value of employee engagement. It’s backed by quantitative data and verifies that satisfied, engaged employees make their companies more profitable.  Alex Edmans, PhD (MIT) of the London Business School studied the stock performance for the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” over 27 years, showing that companies with…

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Easy, Quick Employee Engagement Ideas

Looking for some creative employee engagement ideas?  Understanding what makes your employees happy and unhappy is the first step in improving employee engagement. You can use tools like emooter or Morale.me to monitor employee satisfaction and see how your company compares to other companies. You can collect employee feedback regularly with software like CultureIQ. You…

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Follow these Simple Steps when Terminating an Employee

  The process for terminating an employee is fraught with minefields for employers, and mistakes are common. The biggest termination mistakes include not explaining the reason for termination, inconsistent application of termination policy, and treating departing employees poorly. Termination is a stressful undertaking, and many people make the mistake of hurrying through the process. But…

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The Basics of Mobile Recruiting Strategies

With 90 percent of American adults carrying a cell phone, and more than half of those using a smart phone, no one can ignore the power and value of mobile technology. 70 percent of those cell phone users are on their phones to get information, look up sports scores, or solve problems, including looking for…

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How Employee Engagement is Becoming Real-Time

Employee engagement has become a competitive advantage in recruiting and retention and employer brand building. Experts like General Electric CEO Jack Welch know that employee engagement is the best measure of a company’s health. Highly engaged employees want to come to work every day and want to do the work your company needs done to…

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Why Bother Asking Behavioral Interview Questions?

Why Bother Asking Behavioral Interview Questions? Job seekers think they know what they want when they start exploring employers and job opportunities: a solid job offer with good salary and benefits and opportunities for advancement. They may research the company, talk to existing employees, research the career paths for the opening, update their resumes, and…

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The Best Employee Referral Program Software

Employee referral programs are an increasing trend in recruiting and retention practices. According to the 2014 Meritage Talent Solutions’ Employee Referral Trends Report, almost three quarters of companies surveyed said they have a formal employee referral program. Companies with more than 50,000 employees most commonly have formal employee referral programs, and companies with 10,000 to…

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