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With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...
With all the talk that goes on in HR circles, you'd think email was dead and live chat—and soon live video chat—would be on its way toward becoming a foundation of internal communications. Yet despite the reports we read about reaching out to employees and candidates in the latest...
Willis Towers Watson is quietly extending its reach into the market for small- and medium-sized HR services with the introduction of The HR Trove, an online store offering turn-key products to organizations with fewer employees than its traditional customers. To our knowledge, the site's unveiling has not been previously reported. The...
Restless Bandit, a San Francisco-based firm begun in October 2016, focuses on what it calls talent rediscovery: the idea that employers should spend more time searching for candidates whose profiles are already in their database. These are people, CEO Steve Goodman observes, who your recruiting and HR teams have already...
For years, software has been called the future of talent assessment, and there’s no argument that technology is playing a greater role in both screening candidates and matching the right workers with the most appropriate jobs. With that in mind, we asked Tiffany Green Shortridge, the North American talent assessment...
For a while, now, it’s seemed to me that at some point, the Learning and HR functions are going to become one. The increasingly dynamic, near-real-time approaches to performance management will be the primary driver, followed by the growth of experiential learning. A logical way for organizations to start...
Will 2017 mark the end of recruiting as we know it? A lot of people seem to think so, with of course many of them being in the rising "recruitment marketing" sector. In November Recruitrics, which supplies a "recruitment marketing analytics and optimization" platform, predicted this will be the...
It's almost a given that contingent workers are going to play a larger role in workforce strategies, and observers seem unanimous in their view that HCM technology vendors will work on developing better ways not only to account for contract workers in their planning, but also to better integrate...
It's not news that nobody really likes performance reviews, whether they're employees, managers, or HR staffers. Over the last few years, people have begun to do more than grumble about the issue by trying out new approaches, such as PricewaterhouseCooper's "real-time" performance management, or implementing programs where feedback is...
Despite their companies spending more money on recruiting, 52 percent of hiring managers say they can't predict how well new employees will perform over the long term, according to a study published by workforce intelligence provider Visier. Besides that, the Vancouver-based company said 71 percent want HR to improve...