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2015 Recruiting Survey

Each month, BLR® conducts a nationwide survey of human resources professionals to learn about policies and practices in HR throughout the country. This month’s survey about recruiting is sponsored by SilkRoad. Available from November 5 to November 30, this month’s survey asks questions about recruiting practices, thanks to our sponsor SilkRoad, including: What best describes […]

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Making Up for a Bad Reputation

As we discussed in yesterday’s Advisor, most American workers wouldn’t work at a company with a bad reputation. Today, we’ll discuss some more strategies for improving your bad reputation or for keeping your good one constant. Making Room for Employment Branding Does your company have an employment branding program? How about even one employee dedicated […]

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Bad Company: They All Know Your Name

A recent survey states that the majority of Americans would not want to work at a company if that company has a bad reputation. Interestingly, nearly 20% more women would refuse to work at such a job than men! According to a recent survey by CR Magazine and Cielo Talent, 86% of America’s females do […]

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Making the Most of Recruiting Metrics

Yesterday’s Advisor began to explore some advice from Cathy Gray, JD, Senior Managing Editor of HR and Compensation here at BLR®, on recruiting metrics. Today, we’ll continue to explore how to make the most of your recruiting metrics. Quality of Hire When we look at quality of hire, we’re getting into metrics that look at […]

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Recruiting Metrics: Make Sure They Are Meaningful

Metrics are a way to measure or quantify a particular concept, such as employee engagement or turnover, but if you are not careful, you may find you’ve been measuring the wrong thing, says expert Cathy Gray, JD, Senior Managing Editor of HR and Compensation at BLR®. The value of the metric depends on several things, […]

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The 3 Essential Behaviors I Look for in My Team Members

A few weeks ago, our company held its annual strategic planning session. In a meeting of our executive team, a consultant we work with shared an insight that I want to pass along. What did he say that I found so profound? He told us that successful leaders “make it clear which behaviors are most […]

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The Results of our 2015 HiPo Survey Are In!

Yesterday’s Advisor began to take a look at the results of BLR’s 2015 High Potential Employee (HiPo) survey. Today we’ll examine the rest of those results. Talent Management 55.3% of respondents make use of succession planning, and 51.1% use talent pipelines as talent management strategies. 39% of survey takers said that they make use of […]

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HiPos Survey Results: How Do You Compare?

The results of the 2015 High Potential Employee (HiPo) survey are in. Take a look at the results, and see how your company compares to those of your competitors. Highlights of the HiPos and Succession Planning Survey: While 92.3% feel that identifying HiPos is important, only 44% of respondents say their company actively attempts to […]

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Don’t Hire New People, Engage your Current People

In yesterday’s Advisor we explored how damaging high employee turnover can be, and some ways to combat it. Today we’ll talk about more strategies for ensuring that you don’t have to hire replacements for your current employees any time soon. As we discussed yesterday, a recent survey states that one in three employees is likely […]

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What’s Easier than Hiring Replacements? Retaining Current Employees

The numbers are in, and one in three of your employees is likely to leave in the next 6 months. That means finding employees for new and old positions—potentially doubling your work. Never mind the steep costs of having to fill a suddenly vacant position—it also means starting the process all over again for something […]

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