In the wake of low employee engagement scores, executive leadership at Marsh–a global leader in insurance broking and risk management–turned to cutting-edge social technology to create a global community where employees could tap into the collective experience, networks and resources of the firm.
Talent acquisition continues to be a top priority for companies big and small. But what recruiting channels delivered the highest bang for the buck in 2012? Take our short survey about your recruiting experience in 2012–and your plans for 2013–and help us answer these questions and more.
Tuition assistance programs (or TAPs) can close employees’ skill gaps in the near term, and strengthen your internal pipeline of leadership candidates in the long term. The challenge is to manage investments in employee education in a way that maximizes returns–both for the employer and the employee.
Based on lunch table conversations at the conference and my impressions from the briefing room to the expo floor, I’ve put together my list of some of the most innovative and useful new software products from the 2012 HR Technology Conference. I present the second annual Bee’s Knees of #HRTechConf.
Mistaking a high-performing employee for a high-potential employee can be costly. A manager who understands the difference will be more effective in retaining both. This article outlines strategies any manager can apply to identify, assess, and develop high potentials and high performers.
Few companies actively combat engagement issues. The reason, I suspect, is that there’s a lack of consensus on what the term “engagement” really means. For many business leaders, “engagement” is just a buzzword. Before you can tackle engagement, you have to understand what it’s all about.
Consumer technologies are rapidly changing the way we work. At HR Technology Conference 2012 in Chicago last week, many attendees wondered, “Who takes ownership of these tools?” As I see it, these tools present HR with an interesting opportunity to upgrade its role in Enterprise 2.0
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) recently published a list of the 20 most-watched talks to date. In this article, I curate three of these videos that I feel offer valuable insights on how to lead, motivate and inspire employees–as told by a conductor, an author, and the founder of a boutique hotel chain.
In an increasingly digital world, job seekers can gain the upper hand in the hiring process by using video as a platform to show recruiters dimensions of their character and personality that can’t be captured on a single sheet of paper. Here are four secrets to a winning video resume.
Most job seekers are aware of the obvious things that would turn off an employer, like inappropriate photos or bad-mouth comments about a colleague or former boss. But there are some other, more subtle things employers might notice about your online presence that could work against you in the eyes of a recruiter or hiring manager.