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3 Personality Traits You May Be Overlooking In Candidates You Hire

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It has been found that at the time of interviewing new employees, the traits that are commonly avoided include disagreeableness, neuroticism and introversion.

This fact is reinstated through a published research in 2014 in the journal called Perspectives in Psychological Science, which reveals that out of the five popular personality traits, called the “Big Five”

(namely Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Openness, Neuroticism and Extroversion), the ones that are highly favored by most organizations include Conscientiousness and Agreeableness. Read More

5 steps to build a very successful employee recognition program

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Recognizing the hard work of your employees is a wonderful way of letting them know that you appreciate the efforts made by them. One of the most common way to recognize the contribution of your employees is by creating an employee recognition program.

A recognition program allows employees to showcase their achievements, improve overall atmosphere and efficiency of the workplace and foster the values of your company. Apart from letting them know that they are appreciated, it also helps in boosting the performance and productivity of your company. Read More

3 Emerging Workplace Issues that HR must Definitely Watch out for?

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The workplace world is rapidly changing. It means that as an HR professional you must be on your toes to keep up with the ever-evolving workforce. By now you are aware that this is never a dull moment in your profession.

You must understand that a myriad of factors affects employees and employers such as:

Diversity in the workplace Globalization Corporate downsizing Changing skill requirement Re-engineering Continuous improvement initiatives Employee involvement & investment among many others.  Read More

5 things that predictive analytics actually predicts for human resources teams

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Big data is coincidentally major news when it comes to HR and in extension talent management. Over the years, the notions of how big data will significantly transform the universe and how with it the world will consequently shift from darkness towards light have continued to grow.

Nonetheless, data is not a new discovery in HR, so why the sudden fuss?

Conventionally, the main focus for HR analytics has been majorly been suppressed to the present especially items like cost per hire and turnover. However, with predictive analytics, the scope goes beyond the present and seeks to give solutions to queries such as: Read More

How to retain your top performing employees with rewards and recognition

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Employee retention is a key goal for each organization, however, it’s important to dig down into this metric and ensure you’re making a good show with regards to identifying and keeping your top performers. These top performers deliver 400 percent more productivity than the normal worker

The initial step to retain your top performers is trough Rewards and Recognition, to ensure you know their identity, and a basic approach to discover best performers is through recognition and rewards programs. Read More

Talent Assessment: Effectively identifying your future leaders

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Talent assessment can be a wonderful tool. Especially so, if you as an employer seek to find great leadership qualities among the many applicants for a job. There is not much of a challenge for companies that only promote from within because the company can recognize its potential leaders through familiarity.

However, the organization may see a deficit in available leaders and may want to recruit possible leaders among the new lot of potential candidates they look to hire. One of the best tools to prepare future leaders is with the use of talent assessments. Read More

5 Strategies to Innovate your Employee Performance Appraisals

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Innovation_Performance_AppraisalsThe future of every company is directly tied to the quality of talent the organization is capable of attracting and the robustness of its employee retention strategies.

It is practically impossible to build a great company with mediocre talent. Unfortunately though, not every business leader takes employee attraction and retention strategy very seriously. Today, successful businesses are built on a solid culture of continuous innovation and extreme customer focus, both of which can only be delivered by highly talented people. Read More

Why is it critical to have an employee off boarding program?

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exit-618506_640 (1)Onboarding is a common practice used by companies to integrate a new employee into his or her position. This helps a new hire feel welcomed into the organization’s “family,” while also making sure that the company does not face unnecessary costs due to quick employee turnover.

By implementing a strong onboarding process, employees can become better acquainted with the organization’s culture, managers and overall goals. In return, the company can make sure that employees are continually engaged in their roles, which will ultimately result in higher productivity. Read More

How to eliminate the bias from your recruitment process

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diversity-1350043_640It’s nearly impossible to find any organization of repute now that doesn’t have some type of diversity initiative already in place. Particularly, the tech sector has faced a lot of criticism for its disproportionately and predominantly male, white and also Asian workforce.

This controversy has really sparked a very strong corporate response with most top organisations announcing their engagement to hiring more minorities, veterans, older employees and women.  Read More