Recruitment & Retention Articles

After you've spent resources onboarding your new employees, the true task becomes retaining them. Finding top talent and keeping them around is what makes most growing businesses competitive. New technology and the changing workforce is shifting the age-old processes HR managers have relied on.


The road to today’s benefits packages and employee benefits communications have significantly changed since the establishment of the first employee pension plan in 1875 by the American Express railroad company. Pension plans represented the first step into the benefits landscape. Now, almost 150 years later, the classic pension plan is almost extinct in the private sector.

How to Break in Your New Boss

Instead of dreading management changes, think of new management as a chance to establish new, better relationships and levels of productivity for all.

SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM standards are a set of requirements for e-learning courses. It’s a widely-used industry standard that serves many practical purposes for e-learning platforms and employee video communications.

A new revolution in corporate communications software is emerging steadily and involves an innovation called cloud-based platforms. These platforms are dramatically changing the way companies interact and communicate with their employees.

Five types of bad bosses

Terrible bosses come in all shapes and sizes. Here are five of them:

How do you feel when someone shows appreciation and recognition of a project you completed successfully? You feel good, proud, and valued. It builds your self-worth. Well, your employees, are just like you. They need and enjoy employee recognition and appreciation for the work they do for you every day.

Employee rewards programs, at first glance, seem like the perfect budget-friendly way to reward employees for a job well done. After all, what employee doesn’t love praise and recognition? If you can make an employee feel rewarded with a plaque or a gift card, that’s always a good thing, right?

A recent survey of brand managers, internal communications staff, and corporate communications managers by Emperor and Communicate magazine illustrates a changing dynamic in how organizations view the importance of brand management as it relates to their employees, and the changes in internal communications software that this new dynamic might require.

Running a corporation has, since the days of the East India Trading Company, been a top-down exercise. Management gave orders, and everyone followed them. Whatever employee engagement surveys and corporate communications tools there might have been were largely seen as human resources activities designed to let employees vent, sort of a suggestion/complaint box on a grander scale. As a result, huge opportunities from a business improvement standpoint went sailing by.

Organizations with the best employee video communication in the world still lose valuable workers and mid-level managers due to terrible bosses. Here are four archetypes of bad bosses that send talented employees running for the hills and torpedo the best employee retention efforts.

Unconscious bias adds risk and cost to hiring decisions. Infor’s Dr Jill Strange explains how smart data and predictive analytics can help you cut it out.

Review sites are giving employees a voice in their organization’s image – so business leaders need to sit up and pay attention to ensure that employees and consumers alike are happy with how things are run.

If there’s one thing that kills productivity, morale, and a company’s bottom line, it’s having to replace great employees. That’s why we need employee retention techniques.

Business leaders have come to accept that workforce analytics and planning are important to internal communications and the future success of their companies. At the same time however, those who believe their companies are good at it are a small minority. Most C-suite executives acknowledge an execution gap between what workforce analytics can do for them and what they currently get from analytics and planning.

There is room in most company budgets for providing increases in the psychic portion of employee compensation. Yes, it takes effort and creativity, but it nets an employer more highly motivated workers, who are more productive.

Top Talent Management Trends Transforming HR in 2017

The human resources (HR) value chain is in the midst of a fundamental shift. Executives continue to say that their businesses and organizations cannot succeed without a bold HR department complied with assertive leaders who can take a strong stance on talent management issues and use relevant facts to deliver an informed point of view. This makes understanding current talent management trends extremely important for HR leaders everywhere.

The top job markets in the United States in terms of salary, employee compensation, employee retention, and onboarding efforts are the ones the demand the highest training. There’s a reason why these positions are highly sought-after and difficult to get into. If you make your company a privilege to work for, you’ll have huge competition for each position available.

Uber's HR chief says workers are polishing their resumes. Working at Uber could be a big plus, or a big minus, on a resume. The company may have to be more generous with equity and offers to protect its competitive edge.

If your employee engagement indicators have taken a dip recently, perhaps you’re not asking the right survey questions. Company executives too often get positive responses on their employee engagement surveys but find other indicators of employee engagement, like overall morale and productivity, sagging. You need employee engagement survey questions that get to the heart of the issues and provide useful metrics to guide your employee engagement strategy.

It doesn’t take a genius or a Harvard psychology study to know that high employee compensation makes for happier employees. It’s like studying the effect of mutually beneficial relationships on our overall happiness. Small businesses are often faced with a choice to provide their employees with top compensation packages from the start, or relying on more employees working for lower wages. Given enough time, companies with higher compensation packages are more successful.

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