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Improve the Hiring Cycle for a High Demand Industry

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Mar 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Hiring-for-EducationRemember the professors you had in college? Most of them were probably headed towards (if not already on) the tenure track. That’s not the case anymore; education has changed. More and more universities are hiring less tenure track employees and opting for part-time professors. Higher education is going through a transformative shift and so too, is the way universities and colleges are hiring. Colleges can have problems retaining top educators, which has resulted in the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ findings. Let’s dissect some industry-specific trends in hiring for educational professionals.

Topics: Education Industry Hiring, Applicant Tracking System, Hiring Cycle

Talent Management: Educating Managers [Part 3]

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Feb 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Employee engagement is often attributed to the work environment, the work itself, and even a lack of communication. What has a tendency to fly under the radar, however, is the managers who supervise them. A poor manager can leave the team disengaged and unmotivated to strive beyond the bare minimum. Unfortunately, some managers aren’t prepared enough to feel comfortable leading their team. In order to increase employee engagement, companies have to educate managers in the art of… well, managing.

Topics: Talent Management

Talent Management: Sustaining Performance [Part 2]

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Feb 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM


 The biggest factor in driving organizational growth is talent management. The problem with talent management is that it is such a large portion of business, that in itself can be hard to manage. This three-part series addresses some of the aspects of talent management and how to resolve poor talent management practices.

Your team depends on managers to guide them and give them feedback, but unfortunately, not every manager has been properly equipped with the tools they need to invest in their employees. Without that dedication to employees, succession planning becomes a much more difficult task because there is a limited supply of prepared leaders already a part of the organization.

Topics: Talent Management, Performance Management, Talent Management System

Talent Management: Driving Engagement [Part 1]

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Feb 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM


Take a look at your current talent management strategy -- what do you see? Disengaged employees, poor management, lackluster culture? Well, the issues lie in your talent management. This series discusses some of the driving factors to an effective talent management system including what’s necessary to drive employee engagement. At the core of that talent management is employee engagement, and with a majority of leaders well-informed on the state of current engagement levels across the board, it’s time to reassess where the problem actually comes from.

Topics: Talent Management, Talent Management System

10 Employee Referral Program Fast Facts with Bonus Tips

Posted by Sara Pollock

Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM


Oh, the employee referral program – perhaps the strongest tool in any talent acquisitions specialist’s belt. A great referral program will help you identify top talent that might not have even been open to looking without a nudge from someone they trust. A well-designed employee referral program will also help ensure a solid cultural fit and at least a preliminary assessment of soft skills. Beyond that, the referrer is likely to do the selling for you. Referrals are a win-win for a myriad of reasons, but we think these 10 are enough.

Topics: Employee Referrals, Employee Referral Program