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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Learn the latest figures on retail recruiting with social media from this Work4Infographic. Get ahead of your retail staffing needs with social recruiting.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
In order to understand the reality of this situation, we thought it only appropriate to ask women from all phases of life and career levels what it’s really like for them out there. Let’s see what the data had to say.Read more
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.
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:Read more
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….”
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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?
Successful companies recognize that they need leaders at all levels of the organization, not just the top. Whether grooming high performers for new roles and future leadership positions or simply adding and refining skills, employee development is essential to meeting growth goals. By implementing a talent development process built on predictive data and analytics, an organization will be better positioned to identify, engage, and retain the talent needed to achieve its goals – today and tomorrow.