Tag: Technology and Social Media

HR Pros: Your Next Workplace May Be in Space

Before you read today’s title and totally dismiss the article, take a moment to think about recent events in our space program. Elon Musk launched SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world. NASA has a documented plan (with a timetable) to send humans to the Red […]

5 Ways to Reinvent the Traditional Job Interview

Over the past couple of years, companies have been talking about “reinventing the performance appraisal”. Well, performance reviews aren’t the only process that’s being re-examined. Let’s take a look at the job interview. According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2018, fifty-six percent (56%) of talent professionals say that new […]

Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distraction

There’s a reason I call Friday articles “distractions”. It’s because after a hectic week, we need a little distraction. And what better way to add some levity to a busy week than with a little humor. But not all distractions are good ones. Some distractions prevent employees from focusing on […]

Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp, a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job […]

3 Tips to Digitally Engage Your Workforce

We talk regularly about employee engagement. And justifiably so. Employee engagement is an important topic. And the results of engagement hit the bottom-line. But often when we talk about engagement, it’s in the context of face-to-face (F2F) interaction. While having personal connections matters, and there are definitely some actions that […]

Staffing and Scheduling Are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

Years ago, I worked on a consulting project for a company that was facing customer service challenges. They were convinced the problem was training. So, they brought in a group of consultants to help them determine their training needs. Ends up, their challenge wasn’t training. At least not entirely. The […]