Becoming an employer of choice
15 Jan 2010 | Brian Amble
A couple of weeks ago, Wayne Turmel spoke to Joyce Gioia, President of The Herman Group, for our last podcast of 2009, about the ways your organization can become an employer of choice in 21010 – and why, despite the recession, this matters. Knowing just how quickly most New Year's resolutions get forgotten, here's a reminder of her salient points.
Why helping your redundant workers is the right thing to do
26 Aug 2008 | Nic Paton
Supporting redundant workers through outplacement services is not just morally right, its a highly effective way of retaining and motivating those left behind.
Green credentials can boost employee loyalty
22 Jul 2008 | Nic Paton
With rising fuel prices hitting workers' wallets, an employer's green credentials are becoming an increasingly important retention tool as well as something nice to have from a brand perspective.
If they like the brand, they'll join you
18 Jul 2008 | Nic Paton
Even for senior managers, a company's reputation is almost as important as the amount of money they are offering when it comes to deciding whether or not to accept a job.
Poor interviewers driving away talent
09 Aug 2007 | Brian Amble
Many organizations are fatally undermining their recruitment and retention efforts because inept or downright rude interviewers are making a negative first impression with job seekers.
Job seekers give thumbs-down to lazy employers
09 Mar 2007 | Brian Amble
For all the talk about the importance of employer brands and the difficulty in attracting talented staff, the depressing reality is that a quarter of job seekers believe that they have been badly treated by a prospective employer.
Younger workers benefit from departure of Baby Boomers
28 Sep 2006 | Nic Paton
Short-sighted hiring practices are meaning that U.S companies are shooting themselves in the feet when it comes to attracting talented staff.
Culture and reputation count more than money in war for talent
31 Aug 2006 | Nic Paton
A company's reputation and its workplace culture are more important than pay and benefits when it comes to attracting top talent, new research has suggested.
Bad recruitment methods alienate graduates
11 Aug 2006 | Nic Paton
Almost a quarter of British graduates hunting for jobs have walked away from potential employer because they had been put off by the organisation's behaviour during the recruitment process.
28 Jul 2006 | Brian Amble
If you really want prepare your organisation to deal with the havoc that the newest generation of workers is causing in offices across the globe, try taking your leadership team and the HR Director shopping.
Avoiding the stress of Generation Why
28 Jul 2006 | Neil Cassie
Companies are just beginning to wake up to the havoc that the newest generation of workers is causing in offices across the globe. And adapt they must, because it is they who will dominate the workforce for the next 70 years or so.
Not bad for a McJob?
08 Jun 2006 | Brian Amble
As a new study is published suggesting that working at McDonald's has a positive impact on the development of young people, the fast food giant is also using the iconic location of Piccadilly Circus in London to promote itself as a good employer.
Rude, aggressive, bad mannered: welcome to the modern workplace
15 May 2006 | Nic Paton
British workplaces are becoming infested with aggressive, rude, bullying behaviour at all levels, a new study has suggested.
UK employers failing to take complaints seriously
12 May 2006 | Nic Paton
Private and public sector organisations in Britain are failing to keep pace with their customers' complaints, at a time when the volume of complaints and sense of urgency are rising sharply.
Finding an organisation worth working for
05 May 2006 | Patricia Soldati
Hidden behind the endless talk of organisational values are profit-driven, high-pressure labour camps trading paychecks - and diminishing perks – for your soul. All of which means that uncovering a company's corporate culture is a critical task for today's job searcher. As important as the job itself.
Employers need to woo green talent
04 Apr 2006 | Nic Paton
Being able to show you have green credentials is becoming increasingly important for employers looking to become a destination of choice for today's job-seekers, new research has suggested.
Being the best is a journey, not a destination
07 Mar 2006 | Nic Paton
As UK Businesses battle it out for the title of Best Employer, the message is that benefits, policies and mission statements mean very little if organisations don't create an authentic atmosphere of trust and communication.
Staff give retailers the thumbs down
15 Feb 2006 | Brian Amble
Retailers looking for answers as to why holiday sales were not as high as expected this Christmas might want to look at their management styles and ask themselves why so many of their staff give their companies the thumbs down as places to work.
Employee welfare and the economic cycle
26 Jan 2006 | Philip Whiteley
The immediate outlook for job-seekers may not be the only casualty following the recent, somewhat surprising nudge upwards in the unemployment figures in the UK. It could also be that the priorities for motivation and the 'employer brand' take a knock.
A road map for employee engagement
06 Dec 2005 | Andy Parsley
Now that we have identified the key drivers of employee engagement, how can we start to create – and implement - a road map for achieving outstanding organisational performance?