Archive | January, 2012

Key to Retaining Employees is to Make Your People Marketable

We’ve said before that the key to keeping great employees is to train them and help them grow – in essence, to make them more marketable.  Top employees aren’t happy unless they’re learning new skills and having an impact.  If you aren’t providing this environment for them, they’ll find it somewhere else. But here’s an […]

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Two Changes to Facebook That Will Impact Recruiting

When Facebook announced its new rollout months ago, Facebook users, marketing professionals, and businesses all got busy debating over whether they liked or hated the changes and discussing the implications.  But no one really knew how they’d like the changes or what the implications would be because they needed time to adjust and understand exactly […]

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Criteria for Selecting Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazine just released it’s 2012 Best Companies to Work For.  The new rankings haven’t changed drastically from those of 2011, with Google, SAS, BCG, Wegmans, and NetApp remaining among the very top. How does Fortune select these companies? Well, the companies are actually evaluated by The Great Place to Work Institute, using an interesting […]

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Man vs. Machine

This January 17 article from the Wall Street Journal is a fascinating one.  We highly suggest you read it here, as well as the discussion in the comments section which contains its own insights. The article is titled Man vs. Machine, a Jobless Recovery.  As the title suggests, it discusses a fear held by many […]

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Signs Your Employee Might Be Moving On

In light of Wednesday’s post, we found this infographic.  If you’d like to reduce turnover, check out our previous article for 3 basic but surefire ways to make your best employees want to stick around.

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Potential for turnover is high. Here’s how to reduce it.

According to a November 2011 survey by Right Management, 84% of employees (versus 60% in 2009) are actively seeking a new position.  That number reflects a lot of employee dissatisfaction.  Though the feeling may be mutual regarding a few of these employees, you can’t afford the high cost of turnover and you especially can’t afford […]

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Job Growth Accelerates

The news was appropriately good on this Friday morning. In December, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009.  The U.S. Labor Department reported a 200,000 gain in jobs.  The news is good, but the country still must clear hurdles, including adding sufficient jobs to keep up with the population growth, […]

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Recruiter Resolutions for 2012

Tis the season for new resolutions, whether for health, family, work, and otherwise.  For recruiters and staffing professionals, here are three resolutions to help start the New Year off right. If you suspect you aren’t leveraging social media to the fullest capacity, take a class, read a book, or get a friend to help you.  […]

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