Posted by Jeff Gelinas on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

HR leaders are rethinking the role of HR along with fundamental aspects of organizational design to create more engaged and agile cultures. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report, 92 percent of survey participants ranked organizational redesign as a critical priority.

HR is redesigning almost everything it does–from recruiting, performance management and onboarding to rewards systems­–in order to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture.

More than a decade of research shows that highly engaged employees are more productive and remain on the job longer. As a result, companies are beginning to think about recruitment as a catalyst for improving employee engagement.  In May, Engage2Excel launched its Talent Acquisition Solutions division to help companies infuse highly engaged employees into their workforce. 

Prior to the launch of the new division, we started asking HR leaders two simple questions, which we’ll also ask you to consider here:

  • Is improving employee engagement a high priority in your HR strategy? 
  • Are you currently considering "engageability" as an attribute in your selection process?

While literally everyone we spoke with is working on ways to measure, manage and improve employee engagement, responses to our second question were mixed, ranging from “I didn’t realize we could do that,” to “If we could, we would.”

A significant body of evidence exists to support the inclusion of engagement attributes in the recruitment process. Engage2Excel has integrated the RESPECT engagement survey methodology, developed over the past 30 years by Dr. Jack Wiley, as part of its Talent Acquisition Solutions framework.

In Select for Engageability to Drive Business Outcomes, Darren Findley, president of Engage2Excel’s Talent Acquisition solutions division, discusses how organizations can effectively select the right candidates as part of a cohesive effort to nurture and sustain a culture of engagement. Download the article here.

For more information about Engage2Excel’s Talent Acquisition solutions, contact dfindley@engage2excel.com

Topics: Employee Engagement, recruitment, HR strategy, organizational design

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