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How to brand your company well among your employees

Internal branding is a big deal. While companies invest overwhelming sums of money into external PR campaigns, they seem to ignore internal PR and no zero effort to brand the company among their own employees. And this is a critical mistake. Numerous studies show that 92% of people trust the opinion of their friends and

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How to Preserve Institutional Knowledge and Prevent Brain Drain

Brain drain is a situation where organizations are faced with older staff leaving and retiring at a faster rate than new employees reach equivalent levels of skill and expertise. This can be a problem in organizations of all sizes. While especially relevant to fast-scaling startups who often outpace their own ability to onboard effectively, brain

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5 traits to look for when hiring a software developer

Software development is an intricate industry. On one hand, it demands a high level of professionalism from the specialists, and developers need a certain level of skills and knowledge to succeed. On the other hand, software development has a lot to do with soft skills, including the ability to communicate and empathize with clients and

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3 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement to Improve Productivity and Reduce Turnover

40 years ago, almost no one cared about metrics like “Employee engagement.” Today, most HR departments are painfully aware of the difference engagement can make. With research by the Korn Ferry Group showing that companies with engaged employees are up to 2.5 times more profitable than those without, most of us are right to be

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The 5 cornerstones of successful leadership

Successful leadership is something that every company strives for. There are dozens of courses on how to become a good leader and hundreds of online tutorials, all of them promising one thing – to make a true leader out of any person. But how can you tell what works? And how do you define efficient

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How to set the right KPIs for your employees

“Business! Business! Numbers!” This quote from “The Lego Movie” reflects the idea of KPIs perfectly. In order to keep the business growing, everyone on a team should know what’s going on in the company right now and what has to be done next. But if a manager says: “We have to do better next month!”

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Recognizing Top Talent with Benchmarking and Performance Models

Recognizing your top employees allows you to improve your hiring and selection process, recognize which factors contribute to individual success, and train for those factors across your organization. However, recognizing what constitutes success can often be difficult, especially in large organizations where teams often succeed as a whole. Identifying top performers inside your organization means

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How to hire for loyalty

With the average cost of hiring a new employee ranging anywhere from USD$4,000 to USD$7,645 and beyond, it’s no surprise that hiring for loyalty is at the top of any HR department’s agenda. But how exactly do you hire for loyalty and, once you’ve hired who you think is a loyal employee, how do you

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Using Employee Assessment for Succession and Development

Employee assessments are typically performed on prospective candidates, during annual performance review, and any time when additional assessment is called for. Assessment can offer organizations valuable input with which to make decisions regarding recruitment, salary, bonuses, and retaining individuals. Employee assessment is also more often used for applications including personal development and succession planning. These

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Recruitment checklist: How to ensure seamless interviews and onboarding for all parties

Recruitment can be a loose cannon, with different hiring managers, agencies and team members involved. Sometimes your interview and onboarding process can be spot on – resulting in a long-serving and highly performing employee – and other times it can be a disaster, resulting in expensive recruitment costs with no returns. This checklist arms you

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