Category: Internal Recruiting & Workforce Planning

Sourcing candidates from within the company has great advantages—you know what sort of worker you are dealing with, and morale is boosted for everyone who sees internal opportunity.

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 […]

It’s Always a Good Idea to Plan Ahead

In yesterday’s Advisor we looked at reasons 1 through 8 for having a succession plan at your organization. Today we’ll look at the rest of them! Planning ahead can be a hassle, but it behooves a company to spend some time looking at their internal talent and thinking about who could replace who in a pinch. […]

14 Reasons You Should Have a Succession Plan

Having a contingency plan for when one or more of your employees leave the company can be the difference between a smooth transition and a lengthy, costly process. Today we’ll discuss the most compelling reasons you should have succession planning at your company. Does your business have a formal succession plan in place for any […]

Are You Prepared for Internal Hiring?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the considerable upside of internal hiring. Today, how to avoid common internal hiring pitfalls. Doesn’t an Internal Hire Mean Just Another Job to Fill? Well, yes. When a chair breaks on your lawn set, it doesn’t matter how much you rearrange the remaining furniture, you will still be down a […]

Save Time and Money by Hiring Within

According to a recent survey, only 30% of companies actively practice internal hiring. When you look at the pros and cons of this practice, it’s clear that the other 70% is missing out. The relationship between a recently open position and hiring can seem simple and obvious. When one employee leaves, hire another. An American […]

Talent Management Dashboard and Scorecards: Templates to Get You Started

There’s great interest in scorecards and dashboards, but how do you get started? Jayson Saba, Vice President of Market Strategy, Ceridian HCM, offered his tips at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference, held recently in San Diego. What’s the Difference Between a Scorecard and a Dashboard? A scorecard, says Saba, is […]

Employee Handbooks: The Importance of Signed Acknowledgements

By Guest Columnist: Bridget Miller Requiring employees to sign an acknowledgement stating that they’ve received, read, and understood the employee handbook may seem arduous, especially if it’s done every time there is an update to the handbook. But this task is more than a mere formality—it serves an important purpose for employers: it is documentation […]