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Here at exaqueo, we believe that a strategic employer brand is pulled across the entire employee lifecycle, from pre-hire to alumnus. The employer brand not only impacts talent attraction, but influences employee engagement and retention, too. This month’s talent and human resources update is curated with this belief in mind.
This week, #teamexaqueo is spending a lot of time thinking about and planning for 2017. As such, we want to share five articles to help you do the same. Enjoy!
Why You Need to Think 'Tools' When Hiring, Not Just 'the Job Post' from Entrepreneur
It’s been a tough year for talent. ManpowerGroup’s 2016/2017 Talent Shortage survey found that 46 percent of U.S. employers surveyed reported having difficulty filling jobs -- an all-time high since 2007.
And there’s more bad news. Among recruiters surveyed by Jobvite this year, 95 percent expected recruiting to be as or more challenging in 2017.
Recently, I had the opportunity to join a conversation between several employer brand leaders and Kevin W. Grossman of the Talent Board and Candidate Experience Awards. The topic? Candidate experience research and best practices.
In the spirit of continuing the conversation, this week’s update will help you rethink or redefine how your organization approaches the candidate experience. Enjoy!
Employee engagement continues to be a hot topic, a high priority and a problem for HR and business leaders around the world. But employee engagement isn't a work problem. It's a life problem. When employees are disengaged the work influences are strong. Here are five articles to help you think about how (and why) to engage your people.
5 Ways To Boost Employee Engagement from Forbes
Besides talent attraction and retention, employee engagement has become a major challenge for businesses. It is essential for ensuring competitiveness and growth. Research reveals that employee engagement has a positive impact on performance and is key to competitive advantage.
Employee disengagement, however, has the opposite effect. Revealed through tardiness, absenteeism and general lack of enthusiasm, it results in lost productivity, higher turnover and disproportionately high business costs. In fact, 11 billion USD are lost annually due to employee turnover.
When expertly executed, an effective employer brand strategy can make a positive impact on talent attraction, as well as talent retention. Here are five articles curated to help you recruit and retain best-fit talent. Enjoy!
1) How to Reinvent Retention Strategies That Work from Business 2 Community
Retention strategies for talent should be every company’s priority. It’s something that simply cannot slip past your radar. Competition is stiff, the market is actively looking for talented individuals and you have some of them. You have to be on your guard otherwise you’ll quickly watch your top resources slip away leaving behind a huge void in your talent pool.
There are several strategies companies have employed to encourage retention. Some of them include bonus plans, reward programs, training and so on. But if you’re working with a tight budget and still want to hold on to your top talent try these retention strategies.
When it comes to amplifying your organization's employer brand, your messengers are often times just as important as the message itself. Below are five recent articles to help you think through your approach to employee advocacy and brand ambassador programs. Enjoy!
1) Big Brands Are Enlisting Employees to Create an Army of Social Media Mavens from AdWeek
If you are a marketing chief, one of the best return-on-investment channels may actually include your colleagues. Increasingly, marketers are turning their employees into social media mavens, encouraging them to promote positive, intriguing or helpful stories that are on-brand.
This past summer, MasterCard quietly launched an ambassador program that had employees share brand-minded news and other content across their personal social channels. The endeavor already has attracted 400 of its staffers, who use a company intranet that lets them post text, images and videos to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Employer branding is near and dear to the hearts and minds of #teamexaqueo. Collectively, we have more than 40 years of talent acquisition and employer brand experience. And, as a team, we have had many unique opportunities to build employer brands ... as both in-house practitioners and for our clients. In that spirit, here are five articles about one of our favorite topics. Enjoy!
1) How These 5 Companies Built Brands People Want to Work For from Inc.
Employer brand has become one of the most pressing issues for recruitment teams around the world. Here are some inspiring examples to kick-start you into action. Recruitment marketing is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics in business. And for good reason, too.
Believe it or not, 94 percent of candidates are more likely to apply for a job if that company actively manages their employer brand.
The experiences people have with an organization can be make or break opportunities when it comes to talent attraction, engagement and retention. We cannot forget the human in human resources. Here are five articles to help you thoughtfully think through your employer branding, hiring and onboarding experiences. Enjoy!
1) Why Brands Should Pass the Mic to Their Star Employees from Medium
Every brand wants to be a thought leader. The democratization of media — first through blogs, followed by social media — seemed to open the possibility that any brand could, provided they had something to say. But somewhere between ideation and execution, things got muddled.
At a time when digital media was offering everyone a microphone, brands responded with a muzzle. Instead, reaping the benefits of the full intellectual firepower of their employees, brands created a caste system that privileged the voices of executives over the ideas of employees, and introduced strict rules determining who is allowed to speak and in what context.
Within employer branding, there are countless touch points—across the entire employment experience lifecycle—that influence a person's decision to choose, stay or leave an employer. In this week’s update, we share five articles addressing how to shape the candidate experience and retain best-fit talent.
How Escape Rooms, CSI:Labs, And Comedy Can Train Staff To Be Better At Their Jobs from Fast Company
Workplace training often feels like something to check off a to-do list. Companies spend about $130 billion each year on corporate education, according to a study by Bersin by Deloitte, yet research has found that the average adult forgets 40% of what they’ve learned after just 20 minutes and 64% by the next day.
Four companies have adopted some unusual ways to train employees on everything from technology to culture to get a better return on the investment. From comedy to DIY, these unique methods get employees to expand their skillsets while having fun.
It's the fourth quarter and many human resource professionals are deep into strategic planning for the upcoming year. This week's Talent and HR News Weekly Update includes insight to help you plan for your organization's future. Enjoy!
New Report Reveals the Trends That Will Define Recruiting in 2017 from LinkedIn
It’s not too early to start for planning for 2017. The best way to do that is to look at this current year, assess how you stack against your peers and think about the trends that will shape your work over the next year. To help with that, LinkedIn just released its annual Global Recruiting Trends 2017 report.
The report is based on a survey of around 4,000 corporate talent acquisition leaders across 35 countries and it will give you a look into how recruiting leaders perceive the importance of their teams, the top metrics and priorities they track, as well as how they spend their budgets and where they’d like to invest.
In case you missed these recent articles on employer brand and balance, we've rounded them up just for you. Enjoy!
In Defense of Work-Life Balance from Entrepreneur
The term “work-life balance” has been so frequently tossed around in the past decade that it has almost become meaningless -- a vague, distant goal that most claim to strive for but no one seems to wholly attain. In Silicon Valley especially, where your lack of sleep is a bragging right and the 40-hour workweek feels like a thing of the past, it’s easy to lose sight of the value of a meaningful life outside work, and some even view it as an impediment to professional success.
From your employer brand to employee recognition, here’s the latest talent and HR news. Enjoy!
1) 5 Ways in Which You Should Let Employees Influence Your Brand from Entrepreneur
“For employers, relinquishing control of the brand can be hard. But think of the upsides -- and they do exist. Relinquishing control of the company brand is intimidating for employers. But allowing their employees to have a say in it can be positive. Example: Recently, Starbucks changed its dress code policies, allowing employees to wear different types of hats (literally, not figuratively) and dye their hair unnatural colors. In this case, the company listened to employees and allowed them to drive the brand forward. Starbucks considered the benefits of connecting with different types of customers through employees’ colorful styles and saw the policy change as a chance to bring employees in on branding efforts…”
Here’s a mix of the latest news on employer brand, culture, employee referrals and more. Enjoy!
“One of the most overlooked challenges that small businesses and startups face as they experience growth is their ability to become competitive when looking for high quality employees. Many of these small businesses and startups are competing for the same talent as much larger, more established organizations, ranging from Enterprise level companies to established mid-sized businesses and other small businesses. While it’s hard enough to find the right person to fill a role, it becomes an even more daunting task when you are a relative unknown commodity in a hyper competitive market…”
At exaqueo, we believe that culture is the way in which you work--the norms and values that define who you are as a business and what makes you different. It's how you get work done and the way people are expected to behave. Culture is your foundation and then your build your business around it. That said, here’s the latest news on workplace culture. Enjoy!
1) The Ultimate Guide to Improving Workplace Culture from SnackNation
“Improving workplace culture is a thorny issue for most business leaders. It’s something that they probably know is important, but can’t quite get a handle on. Finance, strategy, product development, operations – those are the tangible, measurable elements of their business.
But Culture? That’s the definition of the “soft stuff,” the stuff they probably skimmed over in business school, the stuff that makes their eyes glaze over whenever speakers bring it up at conferences. However, more and more leaders are learning it’s no coincidence that the biggest, best, and most innovative companies also happen to have great cultures. In fact, so often these companies are great precisely because they have phenomenal workplace cultures…”
Here’s the latest on workplace trends, hiring and culture. Kick-off the last week of Summer with this mashup. Enjoy!
1) 17 Proven Morale Boosters That Won’t Break The Bank from SnackNation
“Believe it or not, some companies are still skeptical about the value of morale boosters. Sure, morale is nice to have, their argument goes, but it’s not critical to our business, and therefore not something I need to focus on. Right? Well, Doubty McDoubterson, you couldn’t be more wrong. The benefits of high employee morale in your company can be summed up in one word: performance…”
Culture and hiring go hand-in-hand. How can you become a talent magnet but also hire the right people? What does it take to have a winning culture mindset while still remaining true to company values? This week’s curated news offers helpful insight. Enjoy!
1) Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset from Forbes
“With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. At the same time relationship perceptions have become the biggest drivers to customer loyalty and employee engagement. Thus in every business, big or small, culture can make or break your success...”
From Gen Z to IT, we’re sharing the latest hiring news and insight. Enjoy!
1) Forget Millennials. Are You Ready to Hire Generation Z? from Fortune
“As head of recruiting for the Americas at audit-and-consulting powerhouse EY (formerly Ernst & Young), Black has taken a close look at what Millennials’ younger brothers and sisters are hoping to find in their first jobs. For one thing, he’s met and chatted with many of the almost 4,000 interns working at EY this summer; and the firm recently surveyed 3,200 Gen Zers worldwide about what kind of company they’d feel most comfortable working for. Black also hosted a series of informal “town hall” gatherings on college campuses, inviting college students and local high school kids to talk about how they see their futures. “This is not a shy bunch,” he says. “They’re much more confident and assertive about their goals, and a lot more knowledgeable about employers, than Millennials were at the same age."
Here’s a complete guide for employers on the youngest generation entering the workforce...”
Company culture and employer brand are inextricably linked. A company culture is the foundation. It's what's accepted and what is not. An employer brand is the whole experience and the strengths you leverage to position your company among competitors. This week, we're sharing some pieces on both hot topics. Enjoy!
"I don’t think companies put enough stock in their cultures. Company culture is like an employee’s attitude; it will make or break you. Your company’s culture is a strong determining factor in its adaptability. We’ve established that the only constants in the future of business are change, agility, and the ability to pivot in response to market shifts—and that technology is essential to the success of a company. Your organizational attitude is marked by your business’s aptitude to change. Are you prepared for the future?"
In this week's Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup, we're featuring insight on employee perks and more. Enjoy!
1) Employees underwhelmed with wellness plans from Employee Benefit Advisor
If employers want to attract and retain the best talent, they might want to first look in a seemingly obvious place: their benefit offerings and wellness plans.
According to a recent survey of full-time professionals from One Medical Group, two out of three employees would rather have better health and wellness benefits than other types of perks. Nearly 60% of the 1,000 professionals surveyed said employee benefits are “very important” to how they feel about their job and their employer, and 36% said benefits are “somewhat important.”