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Mobile Recruitment: Still Playing Catch Up

Blog | Author: Jed Hamilton, Director of Corporate Communications at Jibe | Source: HCI | Published: 23 hours ago

By the level of noise and chatter focused on the mobile recruiting trend over the past several years one would think that corporate talent acquisition teams have made great strides in adopting and deploying these solutions. But the results of the recently released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tells another story.

 

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Where Are the Top Markets for Part Time Job Searches?

Blog | Author: Daniel Culbertson, Economic Research Analyst, Indeed | Source: HCI | Published: 1 day ago

The Indeed Hiring Lab has been pumping out some really fascinating insights over the past year.  In May, Indeed’s Lead Economist and Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University, Tara Sinclair Ph.D., shared the initial results in a webcast  with HCI revealing that 81.5% of people are searching for jobs outside of their current occupation, 43.5% of people are searching in their current occupation, and that the higher the share of job postings in an occupation, the more attractive it is to job seekers.

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Online Workout

Let’s Get Digital

Blog | Author: Caroline Wrobel, Senior Consultant, Hay Group | Source: HCI | Published: September 26, 2014

When I think back to my childhood and compare it to what kids of today have – it’s a whole new world! My younger days consisted of rushing home after school to play ‘Turtle Graphics’ on a very large Personal Computer – the simple movements of an object on a screen using arrow keys or commands kept me busy for hours (you’re smiling if you remember this too!). Scary to think how much has changed and how fast technology has evolved. I am surprised we don’t all have imprints of our phone brands on the palm of our hands, and don’t look googly-eyed with the amount of time we spend tweeting, on Facebook, Yammer, Skype, and all of the other digital, media, techno sites which I’m not cool enough to know about.

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Know More About Your Talent

Getting Down to Business with HR

Blog | Author: Workday Big Data Analytics | Source: HCI | Published: September 26, 2014

More than half your organization's operating costs are tied to your workforce. Yet the data you have about your employees is incomplete. Shouldn't you know more about your own talent? See the infographic to learn how Workday is redefining what it means to manage a global, mobile, and diverse workforce.

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A Community Workplace

Recognizing the Importance of Community in Your Organization

Blog | Author: Tanveer Naseer | Source: HCI | Published: September 25, 2014

It's only natural that we seek a sense of belonging in our neighborhoods because our home is a place where we not only seek shelter and safety, but a place where we hope to live the life we envision for ourselves and for those dear to us. But what about in our organization? In the places where we work? How many of us try to engender and nurture a sense of community among the people we lead and work with? Shouldn't there also be a drive to create the kind of environment where we not only collectively succeed, but thrive?

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Customer Experience

Don’t You Want My Money? How Learning Can Improve the Customer Experience

Blog | Author: Meg Temple, Senior Content Manager, SumTotal Systems | Source: HCI | Published: September 25, 2014

There is a well-known connection between customer experience and employee learning programs. They have the ability to increase knowledge, subject mastery, satisfaction and engagement. But, often learning programs are limited to the internal employees who want to improve their impact on customer experience. The extended enterprise — your network of customers and partners — are often neglected, yet they are just as important to the overall experience.

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Millennial Honesty

Engaging Millennial Recruits Starts with Honesty

Blog | Author: Daniel Fogel | Source: HCI | Published: September 23, 2014

For the better part of the 2000’s, I worked as a district manager for one of the most popular retail brands in the market.  I spent the decade learning and honing Millennial engagement strategies before I was really even aware that term existed.  I was expected to hire current college students and recent graduates on a weekly basis, some for part time work and some for management roles.  

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Simple Data

The Complex Job of Keeping HR Data Simple

Blog | Author: Ray Rivera | Source: HCI | Published: September 22, 2014

If there is one thing that is clear about the future of HR, it is that it will need to exert much greater mastery over the fundamentals of creating business value. HR leadership of the future will need to have a deep understanding of the commercial operations of the business, including experience with sales, marketing, CRM, merchandising, and even supply chain. It will have to lead increasingly complex and global change management initiatives with even greater facility. And it will have to rely on both technology and technological know-how to perform analytics and execute on key initiatives.

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retention

Gear Up Retention Infographic

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: September 22, 2014

Explore Podcasts, Webcasts and  Executive interviews from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) to learn best practices and new ideas from thought leaders on employee retention. Click on the titles below to view content.

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Engaged Mobile Learning

Building and Retaining an Engaged Mobile Learning Audience

Blog | Author: Gregory A. Ketchum, Ph. D. | Source: HCI | Published: September 19, 2014

Enterprise learning & development is undergoing a profound and rapid evolution from classroom and other location based venues to mobile enabled learning solutions and practices. Another way to describe this transformation is that learning and development is moving from a push (classroom) to a pull (self-directed, self-selected elearning) medium. For a pull mobile learning medium to be successful the learning and development content has to be informative, relevant, and most of all entertaining and engaging. The emergence of a new mobile learning model that is based on characteristics of a successful radio talk show does just that by offering compelling content that hits those marks of what makes for a successful pull mobile learning medium.

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Get Un-stuck

Feeling Stuck? Take this Quiz to Discover Where to Turn

Blog | Author: International Coach Federation | Source: HCI | Published: September 18, 2014

Do you believe there is something more to discover in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling stuck and uncertain where to turn? Take this quick quiz from ICF to discover the right solution to your specific development question.

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Big Data

Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

Blog | Author: Workday Big Data Analytics | Source: HCI | Published: September 17, 2014

Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for HR and Finance.
See the infographic below and read The Big Data Opportunity for HR and Finance research report to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

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Get a Yes

4 Questions to Uncover Why You Aren’t Hearing “Yes”

Blog | Author: Michele Ellner | Source: HCI | Published: September 16, 2014

People decline job offers for numerous reasons. Many are beyond an organization’s control, but your hiring process isn’t one of them. If you’ve been rejected by candidates who could have made a positive impact on your organization, it’s time to look inward and examine your hiring process. You may need to make changes to this all-important talent acquisition workflow. We conducted an independent survey of 200 individuals who turned down a job offer in the last six months. About one-third agreed or strongly agreed that the reason they declined the job offer was primarily due to their experience during the hiring process. So even if you have focused on creating a superior hiring experience, it’s always a good idea to re-evaluate periodically with these types of questions:

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Turn Your Talent On

Investing in and Engaging with Your Talent

Blog | Author: Daniel Fogel | Source: HCI | Published: September 15, 2014

So what is stopping your firm from a building a better succession plan currently?  What tools are available to identify and assess the firm’s top talent?   Best-in-class firms are future-proofing their organizations by building better succession plans for their talent and not just for their leadership pipeline.  Firms need to start by identifying the strategic direction of the company in the near future along with an evaluation of the current key roles and strategic functions.  Basically think along the lines of “if our Director of Operations left the company tomorrow, we’d be in big trouble….” 
 

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Fierce Leaders

Be a Fierce Leader: 3 Conversations to Share Wins

Blog | Author: Stacey Engle, Vice President of Marketing, Fierce, Inc | Source: HCI | Published: September 11, 2014

It takes a courageous leader to truly develop others – to look outward and want to share something bigger. True leadership involves drawing out the greatness in others - even when people do not believe in their own greatness. This is why it's crucial to share victories with everyone. So what conversations can you have that will effectively share organizational wins?

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Why..Thanks!

Non-cash Rewards Allow Employees to Treat Themselves

Blog | Author: Andrew Bateman | Source: HCI | Published: September 11, 2014

Wondering what to get for the employee that does everything? Would you like to know how to provide meaningful year-end rewards resulting in employee motivation and renewed discretionary effort? When customized to appeal to each and every employee, non-cash rewards can the best recognition strategy to achieve maximum impact. 

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2014 L&LD

2014 Learning and Leadership Development Conference Day 1 Recap

Blog | Author: Daniel Fogel | Source: HCI | Published: September 9, 2014

We are just wrapping up a great first day at HCI’s 2014 Learning and Leadership Development Conference in Boston, Massachusetts at the scenic Seaport Boston Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center.  We focused this year’s content seeking to answer the question, “How do we build an environment that produces the kind of learning and development we need for future growth?” With the exiting Boomer workforce and rising tide of Millennials assuming leadership positions in the workforce, the nature of leadership competencies are shifting, focusing on skills like critical thinking, collaboration, big data and predictive analytics and a nuanced understanding of the importance of social media and mobile technologies roles in engagement.

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Candidate Walk Aways

How to Lose a Candidate in 10 Days

Blog | Author: Kimberley Kasper | Source: HCI | Published: September 9, 2014

The last thing you want to do is alienate prospective talent. You’re trying to bring quality candidates on board, so you should be doing everything in your power to court them effectively.
But are you? 

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