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Facing a STEM Talent Shortage, Many Organizations Choose to Reskill Existing Workers

Liam Morgan 12/11/2018

Facing a STEM Talent Shortage, Many Organizations Choose to Reskill Existing Workers

From Silicon Valley to the manufacturing sector, HR and recruiting professionals are plagued by a lack of quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent, resulting in higher-than-normal salaries, creative perks and benefits, and no small amount of poaching between competitors. Businesses requiring STEM talent have also been forced to broaden their scopes of acceptable standards for such roles, according to the 2018 STEM IQ survey from …


Source: Recruiter – Facing a STEM Talent Shortage, Many Organizations Choose to Reskill Existing Workers

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Top Talent Won't Apply for Your Role — Unless You Tell Them What They Want to Know

Liam Morgan 12/11/2018

Top Talent Won’t Apply for Your Role — Unless You Tell Them What They Want to Know

It is difficult enough to find quality candidates, but securing the best of the best in times of widespread talent shortages can seem downright impossible.

Luckily for your organization, it is doable — but only if you cater to the needs and desires of the workforce.

Transparency about salary, benefits, and perks can be a key differentiator in the minds of applicants, according to


Source: Recruiter – Top Talent Won’t Apply for Your Role — Unless You Tell Them What They Want to Know

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Your Next Job Offer Might Depend on What Kind of Salad Dressing Best Represents Your Life Philosophy

Liam Morgan 12/11/2018

Your Next Job Offer Might Depend on What Kind of Salad Dressing Best Represents Your Life Philosophy

When it comes to job interviews, I’ve seen it all.

Most interview processes are fairly straightforward. You do a phone screen with an HR rep, and then a phone interview with the hiring manager. Afterward, you meet the hiring manager and other folks on the team for an in-person interview.

However, not every interview is so simple. Some companies ask job seekers to do presentations about themselves. Others ask you to complete an IQ test. Some ask you to draft a …


Source: Recruiter – Your Next Job Offer Might Depend on What Kind of Salad Dressing Best Represents Your Life Philosophy

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How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 2: Prioritizing Tasks

Liam Morgan 08/11/2018

How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 2: Prioritizing Tasks

In my previous article, I covered how business leaders use project-based work to boost agility and foster innovation in their organizations. Today, we’re going to look at another approach companies commonly use to improve productivity: breaking down roles into activities and prioritizing those tasks.

According to


Source: Recruiter – How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 2: Prioritizing Tasks

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How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 1: Project-Based Work

Liam Morgan 08/11/2018

How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 1: Project-Based Work

We can all agree that increasing workforce productivity is a general business goal — and that “increasing productivity” doesn’t just mean “doing more with less.” Rather, it means actually trying to improve outcomes for both the business and its employees.

Search the internet and you’ll find a wide range of opinions on how to boost productivity, from improving recruitment efforts to upskilling employees and offering flexible work arrangements. I’m sure all …


Source: Recruiter – How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace, Part 1: Project-Based Work

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3 Best Practices for Managing Your Retail Staff During the Holidays

Liam Morgan 08/11/2018

3 Best Practices for Managing Your Retail Staff During the Holidays

If you work in the retail industry, you know we’re heading into the busiest time of the year. To accommodate for the surge of holiday season shoppers, American retailers are expected to hire between 585,000 and 650,000 temporary workers, according to The National Retail Federation.

That’s a ton of new workers — and if you’re a manager, they’re …


Source: Recruiter – 3 Best Practices for Managing Your Retail Staff During the Holidays

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How Transparency Can Boost Employee Morale

Liam Morgan 08/11/2018

How Transparency Can Boost Employee Morale

Everyone, on some level, wants to be depended upon. Even if you don’t have the desire to lead, you have the desire to be an important piece of the puzzle, an integral part of something bigger than yourself.

In the workplace, this is especially true for millennials, who are more driven by transparency and meaningful work than any generation before them. In fact, half of millennials say they’d take …


Source: Recruiter – How Transparency Can Boost Employee Morale

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The Top 5 Problems With Annual Reviews — and How to Fix Them

Liam Morgan 08/11/2018

The Top 5 Problems With Annual Reviews — and How to Fix Them

It is said that a company’s people are its greatest asset. Among CEOs, however, people are also their greatest concern.

Leaders are right to worry. Developing and nurturing a motivated workforce is one of the single most important things any organization can do to secure and maintain a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most organizations do a very poor job of it — so poor, in fact, that only 


Source: Recruiter – The Top 5 Problems With Annual Reviews — and How to Fix Them

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How to Cut Your Time to Hire by Recruiting Ahead of Demand

Liam Morgan 06/11/2018

How to Cut Your Time to Hire by Recruiting Ahead of Demand

The exact number varies from industry to industry, but the average time to hire across all sectors is 42 days. That means 42 days of a vital role in your organization left empty.

This is far too long. Not only are you losing revenue, but imagine how many offers aside from your own a top candidate could field in the space of 42 days?

Is it possible to eliminate hiring …


Source: Recruiter – How to Cut Your Time to Hire by Recruiting Ahead of Demand

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How Managers Can Embrace Data-Driven Decision-Making

Liam Morgan 06/11/2018

How Managers Can Embrace Data-Driven Decision-Making

Every organization claims to be data-driven. That makes sense, considering data is the new oil: It’s the resource every enterprise needs to control in order to keep the wheels of production turning.

Indeed, data is fundamental, especially when it comes to business strategy. Way too often, however, “data-driven decision-making” just means that data operations end up driving everything. Eventually, the data itself becomes more important than …


Source: Recruiter – How Managers Can Embrace Data-Driven Decision-Making

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