HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

Posted by Amy Westrick on Jun 27, 2017 12:20:22 PM

Urbanbound HR tech and Relocation in todays NewsWe're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week!

It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place.

Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

Knowing and Keeping Your Best People

"At the end of the first quarter of 2017, 45% of small businesses reported that they were unable to find qualified applicants to fill job openings. Our own research, The Use of People Science shows that growth can be particularly challenging from a workforce perspective. 84% of HR leaders we surveyed said the struggle to find and recruit the right people for growth is a significant pain point."

"The need to attract and retain the best talent doesn’t ever stop, it merely evolves with the business. The first step for HR and people leaders is to recognize the need for and begin to build a self-sustaining model that ensures they can do so at the same rate to enable continuous growth. Digital data collection and analysis is the back-bone of this, enabling the HR team to use what they collect to make more informed, people-based strategic decisions to fuel productivity and business growth."

"Once the decision to invest in people science and a self-sustaining model has been made, you must work to identify the skills gaps within your organization. That seems obvious, but our research found 60% of HR leaders would struggle to produce information about skills gaps and employee churn if their CEO asked for it today. Using the right HR technology to gather and analyze people data from digital reviews and employee engagement surveys, for example, is very valuable in identifying gaps and potential churn."

"As the pressure to grow and innovate is a continuous one, HR leaders must take a leading role in ensuring their employer has the workforce it needs to get it done. It sounds simple, but our research reveals that many don’t have the data and strategies in place to do so. By following these five steps there’s no reason why you cannot foster and retain the talent you require for agile growth."

Discover all 5 steps to knowing and keeping your best people

 

Millennials in the Workforce

"Millennials are now the largest living cohort in America, numbering about 75 million. Every generation is different from the ones that came before, but this group is different in one unusual way. They seem determined to delay accepting adulthood for as long as possible. That conclusion comes from a recent study done at Bowling Green State University. The study reviews how millennials rate on markers of adulthood such as independence (living on their own), marriage, children, and homeownership. Compared to baby boomers at the same point in their lifetimes far fewer millennials are married, live independently, have children of their own, or own houses."

"Millennials are unusual in many respects. They’re attracted to jobs that require using your hands to perform a craft in a public setting, such as barbers, butchers, and bartenders. But that attitude doesn’t extend to jobs to like electricians and plumbers since that kind of work isn’t usually done in sight of anyone, suggesting an element of narcissism is a factor in selecting a career. But in general their career choices reflect market trends — they’re gravitating more toward careers in healthcare, business, and technology — based on college majors they’re choosing."

"The millennial generation offers both opportunities and challenges for recruiters. The lack of anchors (family, houses, and engagement) means that they are more likely to turnover and have little sense of employer loyalty. Another Gallup poll found that 60 percent of millennials say they are open to a different job opportunity — 15 percent higher than the percentage of workers from other generations who say the same. They are also the most willing to act on better opportunities: 36 percent report that they will look for a job in the next 12 months, compared with 21 percent of other generations. So they’re easier to recruit but also more difficult to retain."

Learn more about how Millennials differ from Baby Boomers both in the workplace and at home

 

Wish you didn’t have to stop?! No worries — there’s more where that came from! Check out these great reads:

Look no further: Why 6 Chicago tech companies promote from within [BuiltInChicago]

When is the Perfect Time to Post a Job? [Sourcecon]

3 Effective Train-On-A-Dime Techniques For SMBs [TLNT]

6 Keys to Mindful Leadership [TLNT]

HRE Editors Announce their Picks for the 2016 Top HR Products Awards [Human Resource Executive Online]

 

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HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

Posted by Amy Westrick on Jun 20, 2017 10:45:19 AM

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 10.26.51 AM.pngWe're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week!

It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place.

Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

4 Mistakes Companies Make Using Data In Recruiting

"Too often decisions are made in silos. While most stakeholders want to measure time-to-fill and cost-per-hire, when I ask CEOs, business leaders and HR what they want to see in a one-page dashboard, there are almost always discrepancies. For example, if you are recruiting high complexity engineers with a typical time-to-hire of 90 to 120 days, you should also measure time-to-present, pipeline quality, and labor supply/demand. Once HR and the business agree on the data points they want, you can begin to measure and report on what matters."

"At least half of the organizations I walk into are in some state of change with processes, systems, people or technologies. If not managed proactively, frequent change and turnover can be disastrous for an ATS — particularly in HR where accountability for the system may already be tenuous. I’ve seen teams get close to a successful implementation only to have a new guard show up and stall the project. With little warning, the use of a once-appropriate platform is suddenly outgrown. Change happens, so you need to be ready to effectively manage it."

"Unless it’s a very large enterprise, most talent acquisition teams do not have a dedicated person for leveraging data. Whether this role is filled by one or more persons, there needs to be a dedicated owner for the system’s success and ability to deliver on business objectives."

"Whether for internal recruiters, headhunters, hybrid RPO-headhunters, or any other kind of vendor, use Service Level Agreements (SLA) to maintain alignment between data and business needs."

Uncover here what to do in order to not make these mistakes

 

Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly

"It used to be that onboarding was a process of just a few days, but new research shows that spending as much as a year helping new employees get up to speed in the workplace is necessary to capitalize on the skills, knowledge, and excitement they bring to the organization."

"The first three to six months —­­ when new hires are particularly susceptible to turnover —­­ are most critical. On average, companies lose 17% of their new hires during the first three months, one study found."

"A new employee’s manager is one of the most important people in the onboarding experience, and gaining this person’s support may directly improve or undermine a new hire’s chances of succeeding."

"Even with elaborate onboarding programs, organizations need to be cognizant of the power of informal interactions between new employees and their managers, taking steps to ensure that this process facilitates onboarding rather than derailing it. It is important to encourage managers to check in with new employees and make time to offer support. At the same time, new employees should be encouraged to do their part to engage in and take control of their own socialization and onboarding by asking questions, seeking out information, and taking advantage of opportunities to meet fellow coworkers."

 Learn more about the importance of the onboarding process to ensure the success of your new hire

 

Wish you didn’t have to stop?! No worries — there’s more where that came from! Check out these great reads from the past week:

7 Influencer Marketing Tools for Startups [TechCo]

Wonder Woman – Why Every Firm Needs to Hire One [ERE]

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing [Entrepreneur]

When is the Perfect Time to Post a Job? [Sourcecon]

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HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

Posted by Amy Westrick on Jun 13, 2017 3:44:15 PM

urbanbound Hr tech and relocation in the NewsWe're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week!

It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place.

Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

 

We Should be Embracing the Millennial Mindset

“If we want to progress, to think beyond tomorrow – beyond disruption – we have to embrace this mindset. It’s crucial to our future – and a must if we’re to position ourselves for acceleration.”

“According to the 2014 Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, 21% of CFOs said millennials are more creative and innovative than other workers – and they work for less. The same survey said that more than 70% of CFOs said that one advantage of hiring millennials was the technology savviness they brought.”

“Ultimately, if technology is the axis on which the world of business spins, forget disruption. To remain cutting edge, we need to inculcate a spirit of entrepreneurship and a culture of innovation within our workplaces. To do this we have to adapt our business environments for a millennial movement – or risk those very businesses becoming white elephants.”

To learn more about why and how we should be embracing the Millennial Mindset

 

7 Practical Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

When looking for your summer hires it is important to keep all bias aside. With that being said, here are some ways to double check that you are giving all your potential candidates a fair shot.

“Awareness training is the first step to unraveling unconscious bias because it allows employees to recognize that everyone possesses them and to identify their own.”

 “you need to level the playing field by ensuring you are focused on your candidate’s specific qualifications and talents, not surface demographic characteristics”

 Work sample tests that mimic the kinds of tasks the candidate will be doing in the job, are the best indicators of future job performance. Evaluating work sample tests from multiple applicants also helps calibrate your judgment to see how Candidate A compares to Candidate B.”

 Uncover more ways to keep your hiring process less bias

 

 U.S. Workers Rely First on the Internet When Job Hunting

“Americans are as likely to turn to the Internet when searching for a job as to their friends and connections, and many of those who do consider the Internet more important than any other resource.” 

“Surveying 2,001 adults, Pew researchers found that 54 percent have ever used the Internet to look for a job; 45 percent have applied for a job online. And those numbers are rising. Among those who have looked for a job in the last two years, 90 percent went online and 84 percent applied that way.” 

“What you might not have expected is that those between 30 and 49, the mid-careerists who have the background and experience to step into management or step up the ladder, are also using their smartphones to job hunt.”

Learn more about why people are relying more on the internet to apply for jobs and how that can benefit you

 

Wish you didn’t have to stop?! No worries — there’s more where that came from! Check out these great reads from the past week:

Social Responsibility Can Be Your Secret Recruiting Weapon [TLNT]

Wonder Woman – Why Every Firm Needs to Hire One [ERE]

When is the Perfect Time to Post a Job? [Sourcecon]

Poor Performance May Be Management’s Fault [TLNT]

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