10 Innovative HR Practices to Improve Employee Engagement

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, HR Policies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When it comes to increasing productivity and reducing staff turnover, top companies rely on employee engagement programs to keep workers motivated. Why is engagement so important? A 2015 study by Glassdoor reported that 54% of employees surveyed felt confident about finding a comparable position within six months if they quit or were laid off. Today’s businesses need to offer their … Read More

Top 10 Employee Advocacy Examples to Boost Your Brand

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Interaction, Engagement, HR Policies, Onboarding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]No company gets anywhere without its employees. They’re workhorses; pillars of your company community; excellent sources for a bad joke or smidge of water cooler gossip. But that’s not all. As influencer marketing exits its infancy and saturates the promotional sector, more and more companies are starting to realize that employees can advocate for your brand. How does this work, exactly? LinkedIn estimates … Read More

Today’s Top HR Challenge: Attracting The Best Talent Is More than a Full Time Job

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Interaction, Engagement, Hiring for Fit, Hiring Tips, Recruitment

It requires a shift of mindset. Today, attracting dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic employees is more of a challenge than ever before. Millennials, and increasing numbers of all other working-age generations, are not interested in just getting a job. They won’t even settle for just a career. And it isn’t all about money, either. The HR game has become much more … Read More

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Stress & Create a More Productive Team

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Interaction, Engagement

Managing employees is multi-faceted, taking a person who can train, motivate, and, if necessary, correct employee behavior to empower their team to be efficient and effective. One of the most challenging roadblocks to employee success is stress. In fact, a recent survey by Statista showed that 35% of the workforce loses at least 1 hour every day in productivity to stress. … Read More

Why CFOs and CEOs Need to Put Real Value on Their Most Critical Asset – People

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Engagement, Hiring for Fit

Too many leaders and managers view things like performance reviews as an exercise in “compliance with HR policy” and not as a task to do because it is simply good business! The job of every single leader is to manage for performance, engage employees, and retain the best people. Something is still missing in our core thinking around people: we … Read More

Are Your Employees Looking Forward to Going to Work on Monday?

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Engagement, HR

Well, are they? Do you know? I think it is a great question to ask employees reporting to you! It allows you to check on employee engagement more often, it’s easy to do, and it transforms disengagement into an opening for a constructive conversation. This question is a useful tactic for fostering the environment of continual communication that is so … Read More

Power and importance of first impressions

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Interaction, Engagement

(Note: this discussion originally appeared on Canadian HR Reporter here) Four HR experts, including TalentSorter’s Jan van der Hoop, engage in a back-and-forth discussion (below) about a live presentation given to the Strategic Capability Network by Mark Bowden. Parts of Mark’s powerful messages about authenticity and the impact of body language can be found in this excellent TEDx clip: Ian Hendry: … Read More

10 Examples of Innovative HR Practices and Policies that Amplify Success

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, HR Policies

examples of creative HR policies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An eight-to-five work schedule, with two weeks off a year, and a corner desk were once considered perks to a job, creating satisfaction and loyalty. Not anymore. Today, especially with Millennials transforming the workplace, potential employees are searching for more of a work/life integration, and a greater sense of fulfillment from their jobs. The structure of work has broken down and shifted, … Read More

The Noise About Engagement

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, HR, Statistics

The more ‘engaged’ the team, the greater the likelihood that the team will go out of their way to achieve their objectives. This direct cause-and-effect relationship is at play in your business today; the only question is whether it is helping or hindering your results. Gallup first tripped across the predictive value of employee commitment fifteen years ago in the … Read More