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Is Your Open Office Putting You Off?

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Sep 18, 2014 10:30:00 AM

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Do you remember when everyone started knocking down cubicles, going office-less and embracing the open office floor plans? Do you also remember when they all realized that it was extremely noisy, distracting, smelly, and lacking privacy?

The open office trend comes with a lot of great benefits like increased collaboration, energy and innovation. The idea was to embrace the employee-centric culture, knock down the hierarchical pyramid and create a more horizontal vibe in the workplace. The flaw is that just about everyone went out, bought a pair of noise canceling headphones, put them on and never took them off again.

Topics: Collaboration, Project Management, Workplace Communication, Workplace

7 Turnover Statistics You Can’t Unlearn (Number 5 is the Worst)

Posted by Sara Pollock

Sep 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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In the ClearCompany blog we talk often about retention efforts like employee feedback, 360-performance management and effective communication tools and practices. We spend a lot of time on the topic of retention because we know our audience, and it happens that about 52% of you have likely prioritized attraction and retention as a major business issue.

In light of this growing and common business issue, we compiled several statistics that are meant to really drive home the importance of a great retention strategy. How is yours looking?

Topics: Employee Turnover, Employee Retention, Turnover

How to Keep that New Hire Spark Burning

Posted by Afton Funk

Sep 15, 2014 11:30:00 AM

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The first days and weeks of a new job are an exciting, nervous time in the employee lifecycle. If you hired right, these newbies are coming in with that spark and tenacity for the company vision, but it has to be fueled in order to stay lit.

Topics: New Hire, Paperless Onboarding, Employee Onboarding, Employee Lifecycle

The Questions You Should Be Asking in Employee Reviews

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Sep 11, 2014 10:30:00 AM

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Managers don’t necessarily have a knack for management. In fact, a surprising amount of leaders in the workforce are placed in leadership positions without any formal training. When review time rolls around the corner, managers have to be prepared to lead this process effectively and confidently. 

Don’t shy away from, or rush through employee reviews. Reviews are what you make them; they can be an amazing performance enhancing, engagement and productivity tool, or they simply can be the waste of time that 53% of surveyed employees believe them to be, citing that reviews do not motivate them to work harder.

Topics: Performance Reviews, Employee Review, Performance Review

Now That’s What an Employee Referral Program Should Look Like!

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Sep 9, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Referral-Program

Year after year, employee referrals top the charts as the highest external source of hire. A Jobvite study of over 50 companies, some of which have over 200,000 employees, revealed that about 40% of all hires come from referrals. That’s a pretty astounding statistic, but what’s more impactful is that only 7% of total applications received come from referrals. Hopefully you see what we see –a whole lot of potential. 

Topics: Employee Referrals, Employee Referral Program