10 Drivers of Employee Satisfaction

by Veronica Blatt

Everyone wants the perfect job and why wouldn’t you want to work for one of the top organizations or companies? Not all employers are great, but how do you know the difference? Why would you consider leaving your current job? Consider these 10 key drivers of employee satisfaction among organizations that made the list of top employers: Read the rest of this entry »

What Causes Employee Turnover?

by Dave Nerz

That is a loaded question. And with the impact of COVID, WFH and industry ups-and-downs, employee turnover is even more complex.

Not Always About Money

Here is what I have learned over the years. Employees leave their employers when the job becomes a burden. That is sometimes due to the lack of compensation, but more typically employee turnover is driven by relationships with fellow employees or a manager. Lack of a trusting manager is high on that list. People do not enjoy being micromanaged and a steady diet of micromanagement is a huge incentive to start looking for something new. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Pivotal Ways Direct Sourcing Will Greatly Disrupt the Staffing Industry

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Cesar A. Jimenez, CEO of myBasePay. Cesar is an entrepreneur, investor, and military veteran with over 25 years of staffing industry expertise successfully leading technology staffing organizations. His expertise in the IT industry allows him to use his experience as a thought leader for talent acquisition, staffing, IT, and recruitment technologies with a passion for contingent workforce solutions. Cesar has held various leadership roles for both a global staffing organization and technology solutions companies. This expertise has enabled him to develop alternative workforce models that provide the agility for organizations to be competitive in today’s marketplace. In this article, he mentions 3 pivotal ways how direct sourcing is disrupting the industry and how to best prepare for it. 

Direct sourcing has become an increasingly important topic within the staffing world, in large measure, thanks to its ability to disrupt the industry as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Employee Development Myths To Stop Believing

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Justin Lowe. Justin is the director of global marketing and business development at McQuaig, a global leader in talent management solutions. McQuaig assessments are designed to provide a deeper insight into a candidate’s personality, cognitive, and behavioral attributes. With over 50 years of experience, McQuaig assessments provide a comprehensive view of a candidate and their potential to succeed in a organization while shedding light on the most important areas of employee development. Read the post below for a good discussion on common myths about employee development.

When it comes to learning and development, everyone has an opinion about what the best method to use is. How can you help your employees learn as effectively as possible as fast as possible? What learning tactic is better than another? Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment Strategies for a Post-COVID World

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger today is People2.0, the world’s largest global employer of record (EOR) and agent of record (AOR) services platform, created exclusively to serve the talent ecosystem. Their capabilities enable talent providers to expand their value proposition, optimize opportunities to access global talent, and create a borderless world of unlimited growth for their business. Read about new methods of talent procurement below.

Recruitment has changed significantly during the pandemic. Business changes that started as necessary responses to a crisis, including remote work, hybrid offices, and virtual interviews, are now shaping the future of recruitment. Employee values have also shifted dramatically, initiating the Great Resignation. Many industries are dealing with unprecedented labor shortages as more workers are reconsidering their priorities and reassessing their relationship with work. Read the rest of this entry »

Please List Salary Range on Job Postings!

by Veronica Blatt

There has been a lot of discussion about salary range data over the past couple of years. Laws preventing employers from asking a candidate’s salary history continue to be added around the USA. New laws are emerging requiring employers to publish salary information in their job postings. This issue isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, especially as legislators and employers work to increase transparency and eliminate discriminatory pay gaps. I am firmly in the camp of “salary should be disclosed up front” and here are some of the reasons why: Read the rest of this entry »

10 Common Cyber Security Risks For Businesses

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is HUB International, an NPAworldwide partner. HUB International provides a wide range of business and personal insurance options including liability, health, life, and more. Read more about cyber security risks below.

Cyberattacks have massive negative business impact and were ranked as a top 5 priority by 79% of global organizations. The growth of cyber risk is also in large part associated to the expanding use of technology as a value driver. Businesses rely upon strategic initiatives like outsourcing, use of third-party vendors, cloud migration, mobile technologies, and remote access—all of which has proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic—to augment growth and improve efficiency. However, this leading edge activity also increases cyber security risk exposure. As cyber risk has evolved from a technology issue to an organizational problem that exposes corporate leadership to liability arising from claims by shareholders, employees, and the public, cybercrime has grown exponentially. This surge in cybercrime has resulted in money damages reported to the FBI’s cybercrime reporting mechanism of $4.2 billion, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

No Resume, No Degree, No Problem

by Dave Nerz

In many markets, job openings are running at record levels. Employers are fishing for talent in a limited pool of candidates. This tight labor market is leading more employers to accept more non-traditional qualifications for candidates with no degree. So you realize you are not alone, sixty percent of employers say they are at least thinking of hiring non-degree candidates this year, up from 40% in 2019, according to a survey of 1,200 employers by the online learning company Pearson. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Recruiters Address New HR Priorities?

by Dave Nerz

The pandemic turned the work world on its head. Things shut down, moved out of the office and then into employee’s homes. Meetings, work and employee reviews went online. Major shifts with unprecedent speed.

Human resource professionals were surveyed about top HR priorities in a report called the HR Sentiment Survey done in early 2020 and recently recalibrated for 2021. In 2020, top HR priorities included: Read the rest of this entry »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Recruiting: How to Prevent Bad Hires

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano of Barbachano International in San Diego, California (USA). Barbachano International is the premier executive search and leadership advisory firm in the Americas with a focus on diversity and multicultural target markets. The firm is a longtime NPAworldwide member, having joined in 2007. He shares some tips below to help avoid bad hires.

Executive recruiting has a clear goal in mind: hire the best person to fill a job opening. But we all know that sometimes the process leads even the best hiring manager or recruiter astray. Sometimes the person who was so impressive during interviews turns out to be a bad hire — and often this happens with no warning signs whatsoever. Read the rest of this entry »

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