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2 Mistakes that Make HR Initiatives Unpopular

HR programs can provide tremendous value to an organization. But at the same time, HR’s initiatives aren’t always popular with employees, managers, or other key stakeholders. This can be bad. Unpopular HR initiatives aren’t anywhere near as effective. They might even create new problems of their own.   Fortunately, researchers are beginning to understand more about why some HR initiatives […]

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3 Types of Employee Engagement

Is the idea of “employee engagement” too simple to be useful? It’s easy to think in simple terms…that some employees are just more engaged than others. But what does it really look like?   We know that many factors influence employee engagement, including: The candidate experience Job characteristics Leadership style Perceptions of fairness Employee recognition Work/life balance Sleep quality   […]

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Why the “Candidate Experience” Really Matters

Are you ignoring the most important aspect of the candidate experience? Providing a good experience can make the difference between the best candidates accepting or rejecting your job offer. It can even enhance your reputation over time, and help to attract more and better applicants in the future.   You probably already know the basics: Job posting/advertisement/description should be informative, […]

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Does Employee Happiness Drive Business Results?

Employee happiness used to be considered an important business goal. People thought that happy employees make organizations more successful.   Maybe they were wrong. The idea certainly has fallen out of favor in recent decades, and it has largely been replaced with a broader emphasis on “employee engagement.” Some people might even suggest that the pursuit of employee happiness isn’t […]

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