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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, October 31, 2018

Have you ever set up an interview with a promising candidate who never showed up? Has a potential new hire quit responding to your emails and phone calls? This behavior is known as ghosting and it’s happening more frequently as the job market strengthens.

In August, 3.6 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in search of better pay, better hours or a better cultural fit.  In a market flush with opportunities, candidates have no trouble securing multiple job offers and an increasing number of them don’t bother to communicate when they choose not to accept a job. It’s a disturbing trend, but what can employers do about it?

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, October 17, 2018

The old notion that customers come first is being augmented by a new market reality. If you don’t treat employees like customers, they won’t put forth the extra effort required to keep your customers happy.

These days, the “employee experience” is generating a lot of buzz, but market leaders have always understood that creating better employee experiences is vital to success. In the current business environment, several factors have converged to make creating great employee experiences more important than ever:

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, October 11, 2018

Employee engagement: the buzzword is everywhere, but can anyone really agree on what it means? How do you measure it? And how can you build an effective strategy that works in your unique company culture?

Employee engagement is tricky to define because it represents different things to different people. Some companies describe engagement as an emotional commitment to the company that includes both loyalty and dedication to achieving goals. Others define engagement in terms of productivity.

The truth is that both viewpoints are right. Engagement expert and Chief Scientific officer at Engage2Excel Jack Wiley, Ph.D. defines it this way: “Employee engagement is the extent to which employees are motivated to contribute to organizational success and are willing to apply discretionary effort to accomplishing tasks important to the achievement of organizational goals.”

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, September 12, 2018

Due to ever-increasing competition for top talent, employee retention has become a critical business concern across all major industries. As the economy continues to perform well and the unemployment rate continues to decline, business leaders, HR executives and managers need to understand the current drivers of employee turnover in order to improve the effectiveness of their retention initiatives.

Our latest Trendicators survey report, Why Do Employees Leave?, provides new, science-driven insights about why employees are seriously considering leaving their current employer in the next 12 months.

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