Finding the right candidate – especially when you need to fill a position fast – is like searching for a particular fish in the ocean. Sure, there might be plenty of fish out there, but they’re not all the same. You can’t afford to hire a great white shark when you work in a dolphin kind of culture (yes, we know dolphins aren’t actually fish. But you get the idea).Read More
“That’s an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?” This is what President Hayes said to Alexander Graham Bell when he first saw the telephone in 1876. Now, fast forward over a century, and answer this question: what was the first thing you did when you woke up this morning? If you’re like most cell phone users, there’s a good chance you started your day by checking your device to catch up on the things you missed out on from the night before. It’s no secret that our phones have become our lifeline. As their capabilities continue to increase, so do the attachments we have to them.Read More
The data makes it clear that organizations that cultivate high levels of engagement also deliver exceptional performance regarding productivity, revenue, profitability, retention, customer service and other key metrics. Knowing this, you want new employees to reach high levels of engagement as quickly as possible. In fact, engagement starts before the hire, whether you're being intentional about it or not.
Much has been written in recent years about the need to improve Employee Experiences (EX). Many of the solutions offered under this umbrella include technologies that enable self-service, greater convenience and more personalized experiences at work. Programmatically, EX initiatives typically focus on making improvements in technical, cultural and physical environments within the workplace.
Our latest best practices report, The Career Experience Continuum, explores employee experiences from a different vantage point—the perspective of individual employees and what they really want from the work environment over the course of their tenure with an employer. When these needs are not sufficiently met, motivation and productivity decline and employees seek career opportunities elsewhere. The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times during their career.1 Every year companies lose 25% of all new employees.2 77% of that turnover could be prevented.3