- Hiring for Engageability
An enormous amount of time and money is spent by companies on employee engagement, under the premise that a more engaged workforce contributes to the bottom line. Much of the effort afforded to engagement is via employee surveys used to identify how the work environment can be optimised to engage people further. While there is no doubt considerable benefit to be gained from implementing change initiatives aimed at optimising engagement, we feel too many organisations concentrate their efforts on engaging people once they are in the organisation. Yet engagement is a two-way street – it depends on how you treat people as well as on who you hire.
- Job ads drop as employers ease back on hiring intentions
Job ads are approaching new lows as employers pull back on hiring…for the time being, at least.
- The final frontier of executive search: Finding the next CEO
Although the process has only just kicked off, the search for Microsoft’s next CEO has already taken some interesting turns.
- Managers and Gen Y: The mindsets that keep them apart
Young Gen Y workers and their managers continue to clash in many organisations. But could it be that the two sides want the same thing?
- Are referees still important?
Good references were once a game-changer when hiring applicants, but has social media and online recommendations rendered them irrelevant?
- Education vs Experience: what’s the best start for HR?
Why are young HR graduates struggling to find work in the industry? Are they unprepared, or are HR recruiters still valuing experience over education?