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To Take the First Step

#RedBranchWeeklyThis week is all about taking the first step to change. Whether it’s changing the way you manage your work environment (click here for some encouragement) or you change your recruiting process (click here to find out why yours may be failing) our clients’ highlights this week have you covered! We have plenty of tips and insightful information that every professional in need of a little change should be aware of! Don’t forget to share this list with your social friends! Click below to tweet these helpful tips to all of your recruiting and HR friends on Twitter!

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This week in the #RedBranchWeekly:

Why Your Performance Management System is Like Hideous Wallpaper You Can’t Ignore

Graduates are pouring in, Boomers are retiring and Millennials are invading; the workforce is changing drastically and quickly. Great performance management is in huge demand as leaders are scrambling to find the most efficient way to address evolving technology, keeping up with current best practices and a changing workforce.
 
So here’s my question to you: Is your performance management performing?  Read more…

Practice Makes Perfect: Video Interviewing Gives Candidates an Edge

The benefits of video interviewing greatly outweigh the rather minimal costs. It saves companies roughly 67% on traveling costs over traditional face-to-face interviews. As wonderful as it is for companies to save that extensive amount of money, what about your candidates? It’s important for them to feel at ease during the interview process as well, so you don’t want a piece of technology that only saves you money but is difficult for the candidate.Your employer branding will suffer and so will your candidates.   Read more…

12 Ways to Create an Encouraging Work Environment (Part 2)

Here at Herd Wisdom we whole-heartedly believe in consistently measuring employee engagement and using that information to improve the workplace. There are some smaller, thoughtful things that leadership can also incorporate to make work a better place for everyone. An encouraging work environment is a healthy, balanced place that workers don’t have to dread coming to 40+ hours a week. We all have to be there, we might as well take these 12 small steps that make work a great place.   Read more…

3 Reasons Your Recruiting Process is Failing

You have tried everything in the book, and still it seems as though your recruitment system isn’t working anymore. It turns into a never-ending cycle of too much to process and not enough resources to do so. Well unfortunately, without an Applicant Tracking System, it is easy to let unqualified candidates slip through the cracks of employer decency and not alert them when they didn’t get the job. They post their experience to social media and it damages your employer brand. And the cycle repeats. You can, however, break the cycle.   Read more…

Tools to Get You Started on Your ATS Quest

Making the decision to buy or rent an ATS (or change your ATS provider) is a big one. Of course, your company has certain needs, some of which are more important than others. However, one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve provided a Comparison Tool to guide you towards the ATS that is the perfect fit for your company. It’s a $4 billion industry and is expected to grow at least 20% in 2014. So the question becomes: how is your ATS keeping you competitive in recruiting when the ball is in the candidates’ court.   Read more…

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