3 Strategies to Improve Employee Loyalty

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In most industries, including Consumer Products and the data driven field of Analytics, the days of employees working for one company for 30 years is passé. Hoping your employees stick around out of sheer loyalty is no longer a reality. The battle for top talent now fluctuates between a candidate-driven and an employer-driven marketplace. Despite… Read more »

Measuring the Soft Skills of Potential Hires

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Most successful managers are adept at evaluating their employees’ success in the hard-skills of their role. Meeting specific goals and objectives, or directly contributing to profits or cost savings, leaves little to interpretation. Yet it’s the soft skills required to succeed that are often the hardest to measure. How can you successfully evaluate the soft… Read more »

Successfully Managing a Relocation Process

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A commitment to hiring the most qualified candidate possible means a candidate may have to relocate to take the position. For some companies, this is commonplace. While for others, a relocation may only be approved under extreme circumstances. In either case, a relocation process requires skillful management to ensure that a candidate shifts into the… Read more »

Identifying Top Traits for Success

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Candidates often answer interview questions about personality traits based on their idealized self instead of their true self. For instance, if you asked a candidate if they view themselves as entrepreneurial, they will likely say yes, since that is a trait most people admire. Yet, not every role requires an entrepreneur. It’s important to accurately… Read more »

Winning the War for Talent

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The war for talent is back in full swing and the level of competition is high. The challenge now for hiring managers is to make a conscious effort to evaluate and improve their recruiting platform and attraction strategy. Here are some tips to improve your hiring process. Track Effectiveness of Current Methods Of the hires… Read more »

Time to Focus on Talent Management Part 2

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In part 1 of this blog post, we introduced talent management issues and the importance of a needs-assessment process. Accurate job descriptions and the need for a strong cultural fit were also examined. This week we’ll continue to uncover aspects of talent management you can incorporate into your retention efforts. Employer Brand A company’s “employer… Read more »