How Brand Reputation Impacts Hiring Efforts

Your employer brand matters. Your brand is how job seekers perceive your company in terms of reputation, company culture, and employee retention. Whether or not people are happy working for your company and the length of time they stay employed all contribute to your employer brand. Companies with a strong brand reputation can really differentiate themselves in the job market.

Competing for Talent: Culture or Compensation

Competing for talent on compensation alone is like trying to attract more customers based solely on price and discounts to drive traffic. There is a limit to how far you can continue to go without it negatively impacting your business profitability. But is company culture enough to woo and satisfy employees? Is it time for compensation as the ultimate bargaining chip to take

Practical Ways to Build a Strong Business Team

Building up a strong business team takes a combination of creativity and diligence — especially as job growth in the U.S. remains pretty volatile from month to month. Retention has been a challenge with quit rates holding at all-time highs. This is a reflection of a job market where employees have the upper hand. There are more options with the volume of open positions,

How to Guide Your Employees Through a Business Transition

We make changes all the time without too much thought or effort. We change our workout routines, cell phone carriers, and paint colors in our homes. We’ll even change the way we take our requisite morning cup of coffee with relative ease. However, start talking about work or business adjustments, especially anything related to employment, and you’ll likely get some hesitation

Attracting and Retaining Talent Amid the Great Resignation

The term “Great Resignation” created a lot of buzz in 2021 – and rightfully so. With nearly 38 million people voluntarily leaving their jobs for a range of professional and personal reasons, the past year has been all about quits and reshuffles. However, as organizations struggle to find perfect-fit hires to fill the positions left vacant by their star employees, many

Understanding Inclusive & Empathic Leadership

What kind of a leader are you? Focus on inclusive and empathic leadership has been getting a lot of attention in recent years for valid reasons. Back in 2018, FastCompany was already reporting that empathic leaders gained improvements in employee loyalty, engagement, collaboration, satisfaction, and creativity. All factors in improving productivity and business growth. The

Employee Turnover: Why Good Employees Leave

For any business, the largest portion of your human resource efforts are focused on payroll, benefits, and compliance related issues. This leaves a very small portion of time and resources for talent acquisition — the process of sourcing, recruiting, and hiring top talent. Unfortunately this also means that employee retention efforts can often go largely unnoticed, until it

Defining Your Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

If the perfect-fit hire for your available role is happy at their current company and not actively looking for a new opportunity, why would they leave their position to join your organization? The answer is actually less complicated than you might think, and can always be solved with a great employee value proposition.

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