It’s about the Bottom Line
Turnover is a money drain. Every time you lose a valued employee, you’re losing money. Despite the currently high unemployment rate, employee retention at all levels throughout your organization remains an important part of your business process. The more stable your workforce, the more focuses you can be on your mission and your bottom line. (more…)
Employee ‘fit’ gives edge in recovery
Talent management critical in helping firms succeed
By Shannon Klie
As the economy improves and organizations move from survival mode to growth mode, it’s critical for organizations to hire people who fit with the organization’s values and culture, not just the job, according to Sean Slater, vice-president of employer services firm vpi.
When there is people-organization fit, employees willingly embrace and commit to the company’s strategic plan and this gives an organization a competitive advantage over organizations that don’t have that same fit, said Slater, who is based in Mississauga, Ont.
“The alignment between the people that work for the organization and their objectives and their values with the values, culture and objectives of the organization is key to being able to bring life to the strategy. Bringing life to the strategy is what ultimately helps businesses be successful,” (more…)
“I Can’t Get No (da, da, da) Sa-tis-fac-tion!”
When Mick Jagger first sang that lyric in 1965, The Rolling Stones probably didn’t foresee it would become embedded in classic rock, let alone resonate with talent today, regardless of one’s generation. Whether you’re a boomer, Gen Y or in between, talent engagement today is near an all time low. Why is it that people are getting less satisfaction from their work? (more…)
Creating a Culture of Giving
By Heidi Clark, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)
As I sit down to write this, I am laughing, out loud in fact because my current “gift” that I’m working on is running an online auction for my children’s school and I’m (once again) stumped. Let me begin by saying that even though I recruited for several years in High Tech this does not make me tech savvy and I am realizing quite quickly that there are many others that could do this job much quicker and yet, I plod along, happy to be contributing to this beautiful school. That’s the point I guess, to pass this on to my children to show them that Mom is willing to try new things and is there to help.
Giving is something that I grew up surrounded by and it wasn’t always a grand gesture, it was more the home grown variety of helping people in small, neighborly ways. I grew up with stories of my Grandparents (who luckily both maintained jobs during the 30’s) taking neighbors in during the depression and offering them dinner and company on nights when there was no food in their own home. My father sat on our Hospital Board, the School Board, was involved in Rotary, Kiwanis and our Chamber of Commerce. (more…)
Staffing & Employment News (September newsletter)
“Executive Search Market Marks Highest Growth Since Recession”
Quarterly growth in the executive search market was at its highest in the second quarter since the low point in the recession 15 months ago, rising over 30%, according to an August report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Based on quarterly regional trends, from Q1 2010 to Q2 2010, North America is emerging from the recession first and is the strongest region. (more…)