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Do your employees trust you? If not, does it really matter?

ADisengaged employeeccording to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), employee engagement ranks highest on the list of concerns by HR leaders.  Added to this, a recent Gallup Survey determined that disengaged employees cost the U.S. Economy between $450 billion and $550 billion.  Wow!

Gallup went on to find that ONLY 30% OF EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED, while 53% are disengaged and an alarming 17% are “actively disengaged”, meaning this last group is deliberately trying to undermine your business.  Double wow!

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Talent Management from Recruitment to Retirement

Talent management solutionA Single Solution – Surprisingly Different from the Rest!

From the moment you post the vacancy to the day they retire, talent management is a must. Countless tools promise engagement, ownership, optimized performance, and employee buy-in. Each leads us down a path then ultimately fails, leaving us searching for the next “sure thing.” It’s an endless and expensive cycle that misses the mark every time because it misses the main motivation for all employees, at every level.

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The 3rd Dimension of Hiring – A Seven Part Series on PSI Surveys from Team Excellence

Sociability vs. Indpendence

Part One:

Working with Others

The PSI survey from Team Excellence uncovers the third dimension of hiring. If you’ve been hiring using only the what (they’ve done) and where (they’ve gone to school or worked) you’re missing the 3rd dimension of hiring: who the candidate is. PSI surveys uncover traits they bring to the workplace that help them thrive. Knowing who candidates are, as well as what they’ve done, helps match work styles for a smooth-running relationship or team.

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Why should results from personality assessments be easy to read?

personality survey reportThose who develop personality assessments are most focused on data collection rather than utility. As a result, there are plenty of personality reports with complex graphs and output. There are some that try to simplify it by giving you a label or a four-letter code.
The label is all too often childish sounding in nature and not very informative. The four-letter code is difficult to remember for the individual much less remembering anyone else’s code. We believe that assessment results do not have to overwhelm, and at the same time, they can be deep enough to give you what you need to know.  

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A Different World, A Different View: Japanese Millennials

life work balanceMillennial is a term to describe the generational group that is age 18-34 this year. In many places around the world they are projected to overtake the Baby Boom generation (ages 51-69 in 2015) in total numbers this year as the largest living generation. Millennials is not projected to overtake the Gen X (ages 35-50 in 2015) in number until 2028. Why does this matter? By 2025, three out of every four workers globally will be Millennials. They already make up 80% of the workforce in some companies. Soon, they will dominate the workplace and shape the future of organizations worldwide.

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Four most common hiring mistakes and their impact on team management

searching for right employeeWhile selecting or hiring a team member or an individual employee, it is very important to keep all the aspects of job description and job requirements under consideration.

Selecting the wrong person for the job can have a negative impact on the entire business. For example, consider the overall turnover cost to be around 40% of the employee’s annual salary. If you do the math: If you have a turnover of 2 employees per year, with average annual salary of around $40,000, you are already incurring about $32,000 just to keep the number of employees.

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So, you’ve used a personality assessment… Now What?

We strongly believe in the need for greater self- and interpersonal awareness.  Greater self-awareness is after all EQ step # 1 – it’s absolutely essential!  The problem is that psychometrics or “personality tests’ are events, interesting experiences, and not much more than that.

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5 Steps of building an effective team culture

Introduction

Team arrowIt is very important in a business environment to maintain a healthy and effective team culture. Team culture, according to Oxford Dictionary, is ‘’the attitudes, beliefs, and norms of a team. Team culture is concerned with how the team operates including its selection procedures and power structure; how rewards are given, acceptable behaviour and dress code. Team culture often depends on the traditions, or lack of them, of a team.’’

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Top motivational factors for employees

Motivation word cloudWe spend quite a significant amount of time at work during our adult life. It is usually even more than eight hours a day. Work does not only generate income for us. It is a source of many social connections, experience, knowledge and it often influences where we live.

Considering the huge amount of time at work, it definitely should not be only about money. It is possible to do anything for a short period of time, but after a period of time and if the job is unsatisfying, you can become exhausted, unmotivated and feel very unhappy with your whole life.

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5 Ways to Successfully Motivate Your Employees

what are you passionate aboutMany industries today place great importance on recruiting individuals that show the highest potential in terms of talent and skill. However, not enough effort is concentrated on retaining and developing the people they already employ. When a business fails to dedicate its time and efforts towards motivating its staff, it leads to poor performance and disgruntled employees that will likely start to seek other career opportunities to pursue. However, the right motivation can transform your staff into a dedicated force that will do everything they can to help the company rise to higher levels.

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