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The Recognition Software Round-Up: 4 Great Tools to Boost Employee Engagement


Incorporating a formalized recognition program into your talent management initiatives could be the linchpin that prevents good people from leaving your company. Here are four tools that can help companies manage recognition programs while simultaneously driving employee engagement and enhancing performance.

5 Retention Strategies for a High Performance Environment


Individuals who thrive in high performance environments tend to be A players with intense ambition. And they are always on the lookout for greener pastures. How can high-performing employers better retain these critical employees? There are five things any organization can do to proactively combat turnover.

3 Reasons to Grow Talent You Have Into Leaders You Need


A change has to occur in the way companies are sourcing leadership talent. Rather than look outward when a leader is needed, they should instead continuously look inward to identify candidates with leadership aptitude and invest in honing their skills with development programs. Here are three reasons to do it.

Company Culture, From the Top: The Emergence of the “Culture Chief”

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HR leaders have identified culture management as an important challenge. To help address this, more companies are hiring “culture chiefs,” or adding culture management responsibilities to other roles. I spoke to company leaders to learn about their experiences with this emerging role.

Employment Branding: Recruiting Videos That Do It Right


Recruiting videos can be exciting and compelling, if done right. And by “right” I don’t necessarily mean fancy equipment and video production. I’ve seen plenty of recruiting videos, and there’s one thing that makes some videos stand out from the rest: a strong employment brand.

Gen Y and Enterprise Gamification for Referral Programs – A Perfect Match

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In order to motivate higher Gen-Y involvement rates in your referral program, you have to speak their language. To that extent, consider incorporating gamification into your program, which will enable you to use these practices to get employees excited and motivate participation.

So, You Want to Be a Recruiter? Lessons From 3 Recruiting Pros


While the U.S. unemployment rate is hovering around 8 percent, hiring managers are struggling to find the right people and are turning to recruiters to uncover the most qualified candidates. I spoke to some experienced recruiters to learn about the insights they would offer to new recruiters just starting out.

From Startup to Small Business: Five HR Must-Haves

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You started with an idea, launched a company, and now your product or service is selling well. It’s time to grow. But growing a business isn’t simple. What does it take to get a company from startup to small business? From an HR perspective, in particular, there’s a lot of work to be done, and it’s up to you.

How to Minimize the Risk of a Lawsuit Using HR Software

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As a business owner, every potential job applicant, employee and former employee could represent a potential plaintiff in a lawsuit against your company. HR software may be your company’s best bet for avoiding litigation or increasing your chances of a successful litigation outcome.

Your Internet Persona: What Do Recruiters Really Want to Know About You?

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In this day and age, we all have an Internet persona. With all the tweets, status updates and comments, it’s unavoidable not to be searchable in some way. And, as we’ve all read, hiring managers know this and try take advantage of it to screen potential job candidates throughout the recruiting and interview process.

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