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15 tips for effective employee communication, Sarah Boggess at Ragan

15 tips for effective employee communication, Sarah Boggess at Ragan | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Tips for effective internal communications:

 

1. Be clear and concise.
2. Set the tone at the top.
3. Understand your employees.
4. Use many channels.
5. Provide context.
6. Be timely: Notify employees first!
7. Be forthcoming, and be continuous.
8. Match actions with words.
9. Emphasize face-to-face communications.
10. Create an organizational habit for communications.
11. Plan.
12. Measure effectiveness.
13. Facilitate conversation.
14. Be objective.
15. Say "thank you" as much as possible.

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How Employers Really Feel About Social Media,

How Employers Really Feel About Social Media, | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

- 53% of emplores has a social media policy.

- 42% say "no" to any use of social media.

- 59% of companies within media encourages use of social media.

- 71% of companies within energy prohibits any use of social media.

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Employees thinks social media is bad for business, Kelloggs

- 47% are concerned that mixing personal and professional connections could cause problems in the workplace.

- 43% agree that the use of social media at work negatively impacts productivity.

- 30% think it is acceptable to use social media for personal use at work.

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Why Leaders Don't Listen, David Shadovitz Human Resource Executive

Why Leaders Don't Listen, David Shadovitz Human Resource Executive | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Top leaders have two paradoxical behaviors. One is high level of confidence. The other is [a high degree] of humility.

Leaders who lack humility, he says, aren't able to obtain the information needed to make informed decisions.


Many business and economic disasters can be traced back to leaders who had high confidence and high competence, but low humility. This leads to "bright, focused, confident leaders who end up doing devastating things to their organizations and to the economy.

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How Do You Cultivate Innovation, Alexandra Levit at Blogueurz

How Do You Cultivate Innovation, Alexandra Levit at Blogueurz | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Being innovative means solving a problem in a unique and creative way.


- Promoting Pride in the Individual and the Organization: A culture that value the success of the group and the individual.


- Employing Transformational Leadership: Promote intellectual curiosity, open communication, performance rewards and professional development. Articulate a clear vision for progress and, by appealing to the moral high ground.


- Giving People Permission to Fail.


- Don’t Restrict the Focus to R&D.

- Innovative Cultures Don’t Need Gatekeepers.

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The 14 Components of an Agile Talent Management Strategy, John Sullivan ERE

The 14 Components of an Agile Talent Management Strategy, John Sullivan ERE | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Four Groups of Changes to Prepare for

1. Changing economic and business factors

2. Business actions by your competitors

3. Changes in the talent marketplace

4. Changes in your competitors’ talent management approaches

 

Components for Developing an Agile Talent Management Strategy

1. Develop a plan that includes at least three growth modes

2. Calculate your likely range of growth and shrinkage

3. Develop the capability of shifting rapidly

4. Develop a plan for changing direction

5. Prioritize your services and business units

6. Plan for a well-managed contingent labor component

7. Learning/sharing plan

8. Measure and improve decision making speed

9. Plan for slack periods

10. Plan for overflow capability

11. Develop a backfill plan

12. Put agility in the hiring/promotion/leadership criteria

13. Use if-then scenarios

14. Develop effective agility metrics

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Social media requires a long-term strategy, Raghav Singh ERE

Social media requires a long-term strategy, Raghav Singh ERE | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

The social media ad platform company Mediabrix estimates that the click through rate for ads on Facebook is just 0.05%. It’s a little better on Twitter — the company’s estimates are that retweets of commercial messages are about 3% – 5%.

 

Many companies are finding that advertising and social media don’t mix well. The evidence so far suggests that social media users respond more to engagement than commercial messages.

 

- Engagement is labor intensive and it can’t be automated.

- Product Placement should be subtle, not intrusive.

- Engagement requires a soft touch, not a hard sell.

- Start a conversation by picking a topic that’s relevant to the audience.

- Make the brand noticeable but not dominant.

- Build a talent community.

- Low-yield strategy that takes time and effort.

- Use the Social Aspect of Social Networks

- People found their last job through connections made through social networks,.

- More and better insights into the job than they would have otherwise.

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Recruiting on Pinterest, Instagram, and Dribbble to Build Your Innovation Brand, ERE

Recruiting on Pinterest, Instagram, and Dribbble to Build Your Innovation Brand, ERE | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Actions to Take to Build Your Image as an Innovative Firm

When assessing a potential new recruiting site like Instagram, Pinterest, or Dribbble.com, be sure and consider the following actions:

 

- Accept the role of spreading the innovation message.

- Decide to be first – “getting there first”.

- Market research will tell you “who is using what”

- Seek out the non-job-looker population

- Forget the volume and focus on quality

- Focus on the employer brand building value

- Be patient

- Don’t stay forever

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7 steps to planning better presentations

7 steps to planning better presentations | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Ready to load up PowerPoint? Not so fast—that doesn’t happen until Step 5. Before that, you’ve got some work to do.

 

Preparing a presentation for a conference is no mean feat. With that level of time investment, especially if you’re creating multiple presentations each year, you need to make sure you invest your time well.

 

1. Decide on your topic.

2. Create your framework

3. Flesh it out

4. Write it out

5. Start the deck

6. Visuals!

7. Refine and rehearse

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Why do they leave? Eliminate these retention killers, HRCommunications

Why do they leave? Eliminate these retention killers, HRCommunications | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

You can’t retain your best employees unless you know what motivates good people to leave an organization. Money, of course, isn’t the only factor. Take a look at the main reasons employees decide to move on:


• Unfulfilled expectations.
• Lack of feedback/coaching.
• Limited opportunities.
• Lack of recognition.
• Stress.
• Lack of confidence in leaders.

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Internships impact recruitment success and your employer image, Employer Branding Branding

Internships impact recruitment success and your employer image, Employer Branding Branding | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Internship programmes provide three main benefits:

 

1. Deeper evaluation of potential future employees
2. Creating brand ambassadors
3. Expanding your talent pool

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Rethinking human capital development in Knowmad Society, John Moravec Education Futures

Rethinking human capital development in Knowmad Society, John Moravec Education Futures | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

For most of us, Society 3.0 is in the future – possibly in the distant future. But, for a few people leading the change toward this proto-paradigm, it is very real. Three drivers are leading us to the formation of Society 3.0, which describes a world that is somewhere between “just around the corner” and “just beyond the horizon” of today’s state-of-the-art:

- Accelerating technological and social change;
- Continuing globalization and horizontalization of knowledge and relationships; and,
- Innovation society fueled by knowmads.

Kurzweil (1999) postulates a theory he labels the Law of Accelerating Returns to describe the evolutionary process that leads to accelerating technological and social change:

    As order exponentially increases, time exponentially speeds up (that is, the time interval between salient events grows shorter as time passes).

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Employee Satisfaction Grows With Ongoing Feedback. Derek Irvine, Talent Management

Employee Satisfaction Grows With Ongoing Feedback. Derek Irvine, Talent Management | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Employees who receive recognition throughout the year are more satisfied in their roles compared to those who only receive it once a year:
• 75 percent are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job at work, compared to 42 percent who only receive annual feedback.
• 91 percent think their manager or supervisor acknowledges and appreciates them at work, versus 60 percent who only get annual reviews.
• 54 percent think people are rewarded according to their job performance, versus 42 percent of employees who get yearly feedback.

 

Organizations evaluating how to build a strategic recognition program should consider six hallmarks:

- Single, clear global strategy

- Executive sponsorship with defined goals

- Value alignment

- Participation

- Power of individual choice

- Crowd wisdom

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5 Rules of Talent Engagement working in distributed teams, Meghan M Biro, Forbes

5 Rules of Talent Engagement working in distributed teams, Meghan M Biro, Forbes | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

In a distributed work team, perhaps more than in a centralized physical office, strong leadership and process are necessary to retain your talent.

 

1) An acknowledged and respected team leader. 

2) Defined roles. 

3) A tested process. 

4) A communications routine. 

5) A system of rewards and reality checks.

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6 Benefits of Making Video Part of Your Recruitment Mix, The Hiring Site

6 Benefits of Making Video Part of Your Recruitment Mix, The Hiring Site | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Why should you invest in using online video for recruitment? Consider the following benefits:

 

1. Increase your ROI

2. Stay competitive

3. Widen your audience reach

4. Strengthen your employment brand

5. Get higher response rates: According to CareerBuilder internal data, job postings with video icons are viewed 12 percent more than postings without video. On average, CareerBuilder customers receive a 34 percent greater application rate when they add video to their job postings.

6. Eliminate irrelevant candidates

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Turn exit interviews into improvement opportunities, Ragan HR Communication

Turn exit interviews into improvement opportunities, Ragan HR Communication | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Exit interviews can improve retention by identifying workplace problems.


• Talk face to face. 

• Be a little skeptical. 
• Change what’s wrong. 
• Celebrate what’s working. 
• Keep the door open.

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Internal Communication is changing, Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind at HBR

Internal Communication is changing, Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind at HBR | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Leadership is conversation. So start that conversation now.

 

1. Close the gap between you and your employees. Move away from top-down communication. Speak with employees in ways that are direct, personal, open, and authentic.

2. Promote two-way dialogue within your company. Appreciate the value of real communication by adopting channels that allow ideas to move in multiple directions across their organization.

3. Engage employees in the work of telling the company story. Leaders encourage broad-based employee involvement in a wide array of communication efforts.

4. Pursue a clear agenda. Take steps to ensure that their conversation with employees unfolds according to a clear strategic plan.

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Innovate by exploiting times of chaos

Innovation keynote speaker http://www.jeremygutsche.com Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, futurist, trends expert, founder of TrendHunter.com and "one of North America's most requested keynote speakers." In this innovation keynote speech, Jeremy is speaking for 3,000 Meetings Professional International members sampling his: strategy, marketing and innovation keynote speech, Exploiting Chaos.

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Reasons Why You Should Fire People Faster, Todd Defren

Reasons Why You Should Fire People Faster, Todd Defren | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Ultimately it’s all about who you want with you on the bus.  Jim Collins said it well in his classic, Good to Great:

 

First, if you begin with “who,” you can more easily adapt to a fast-changing world. If people get on your bus because of where they think it’s going, you’ll be in trouble when you get 10 miles down the road and discover that you need to change direction because the world has changed. But if people board the bus principally because of all the other great people on the bus, you’ll be much faster and smarter in responding to changing conditions.

 

Second, if you have the right people on your bus, you don’t need to worry about motivating them. The right people are self-motivated: Nothing beats being part of a team that is expected to produce great results.

 

And third, if you have the wrong people on the bus, nothing else matters. You may be headed in the right direction, but you still won’t achieve greatness. Great vision with mediocre people still produces mediocre results.

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Creative Recognition Ideas and Awards, OC Tanner

Creative Recognition Ideas and Awards, OC Tanner | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Your recognition program isn't a nice-to-have benefit for employees. It's one of the sharpest tools in your organization's strategic set.

 

1. Notice Effort

- Inspire every employee to notice—and celebrate—effort

- Use social media to extend appreciation beyond the walls

- Increase the bonds between individuals, teams and departments

- Spark conversations and ignite recognition culture-wide

 

2. Reward Results

- Reward employees who make a difference to customers, their team and the company

- Tie to clear company objectives and reinforce desired outcomes

- Shine a spotlight on achievers and grow them into leaders

- Inspire peers to grow their own contributions

 

3. Celebrate Careers

- Focus on an individual’s career achievements

- Reinforce an employee’s value and fit at every point on his or her career continuum

- Build employees’ career commitment and inspire achievement in peers

- Connect leaders to their people

- Tell powerful stories that define culture

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5 Tips To Banish The Boredom At Work, Employer Branding News

5 Tips To Banish The Boredom At Work, Employer Branding News | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Boredom can be bad news in a world that values engagement and contribution. Yet it’s a reality for both long-time staffers and newcomers who took a job that they could do in their sleep because something more suitable wasn’t available. One-fourth of office workers suffer from chronic boredom, and they say it causes them to lose concentration and make mistakes.

 

1. Ask your boss key questions.

2. Seek out temporary assignments and cross-training.

3. Take five people to lunch.

4. Find a project that wows you.

5. Ask for more work.

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Every Leader’s Achilles Heel, Business 2 Community

Every Leader’s Achilles Heel, Business 2 Community | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

For otherwise outstanding leaders, it is a lack of clarity.

 

You may be a brilliant motivator and leader of great character who empowers their team for success and inspires them to move to action. You may be trustworthy and a leader who lives each value of the organization in an exemplary fashion. You may approach your leadership role with a servant mentality and recognize every success and strength of your followers and organizations. And you may be the most honorable and courageous leader on the field.

 

But if you are not clear on your:

- Purpose

- Vision

- Strategies

you will either lead your followers in circles, down the wrong path, or leave them confused and bumping into each other.

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It's About More Than Numbers, Chuck Csizmar Compensation Cafe

It's About More Than Numbers, Chuck Csizmar Compensation Cafe | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

Something else to think about; what role does the Compensation function play in your organization?

 

- Policeman vs. Gatekeeper

- Numbers vs. People

- Policy vs. Flexibility

- Analysis paralysis vs. solutions-provider

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Top 3 Desired Attributes in New Hires, Employer Branding News

Top 3 Desired Attributes in New Hires, Employer Branding News | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

What are the top 3 most important personal qualities sought after in a new hire?

 

According to our weekly quick poll, most seek out new hires that have:

- Professional attitude 22 %

- Intellectual curiosity 21%

- Finally high energy levels, 19%

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6 Ways to Blend New Employees in Better, Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest at ERE

6 Ways to Blend New Employees in Better, Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest at ERE | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

The key purpose of talent integration is to reduce the time for those new to their roles to become productive contributors.

A purposeful discussion between the new staff and their immediate supervisor within the first few days of hire. Internal mentorship for the new employee to help them understand the organizational culture. Coaching for new managers to support the transition. Regular feedback meetings, monthly at a minimum

 

Preparation

1. Make sure the hiring manager have accurately assessed he job qualification.

2. Use behaviorally-based interview questions.

3. Include culture-based questions.

4. Include a scenario-based problem.

5. Share with the candidates your organization’s talent integration process.

6. Consider having top candidates complete a personality-based job performance indicator.

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