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Category: “Talent”

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Internships

27 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Have you ever thought about implementing an internship program within your organization? These programs can have many benefits, from helping your organization obtain a pipeline of fresh talent to strengthening its reputation and ties within the community. In this month’s Compliance Corner blo...

Employees Recognize isolved as a Great Place to Work

24 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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Employee expectations for the workplace are rising, with isolved’s data revealing that 40 percent of full-time employees say that company culture is more important today than it was in the past.  Measuring culture, however, can be difficult. To prove internal engagement efforts are payin...

Prioritizing the Employee Experience for Gig Workers

12 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Employee experience (EX) is a priority for 92 percent of organizations this year, and there’s good reason. Research shows that businesses that invest in EX have more than four times the profit and two times the revenue than companies that don’t. When prioritizing EX, many business leade...

Don’t Let Good Candidates Get Lost in the Crowd

05 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Work in Finding New Talent   Diversity, equity and inclusion—commonly referred to as DE&I—has taken center stage in the workplace. Now more than ever, employers should actively strive to create meaningful change in hiring practices de...

Approaching Return to Office with a Modern Mindset

26 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Right now, here in the US, “return to work” conversations are happening in every industry, but the phrasing being used doesn’t paint an accurate picture of remote work throughout the pandemic. Despite not being in an office, remote employees have, of course, been working since the...

Addressing Talent Acquisition Challenges for Your Financial Institution

19 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Human resources (HR) departments across industries are facing new challenges when it comes to recruiting and onboarding talent – and financial institutions are no different. In fact, 65 percent of HR leaders working for a financial institution expect recruiting to be more difficult this year a...

Spring into WOTC Tax Savings: Unearthing and Onboarding WOTC Qualified Candidates

07 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Spring is a season that symbolizes transition. The sun begins to shine more brightly, animals emerge from their winter dwellings, and plants begin to “spring” into bloom. Spring can also mean new opportunities for workers who have consistently faced significant barriers in finding jobs.&...

Tips for Reducing New Employee Turnover

10 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Bringing a team member onboard is always exciting because new talent comes with a fresh new perspective and ideas that can help drive business success. Unfortunately, new hires don’t always pan out the way employers hope. In fact, the  Work Institute’s 2020 Retention Report found t...

5 Benefits of Gender Diversity in the Workplace

01 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching – with the pandemic even having an impact on gender equality in the workplace. Research from McKinsey reveals that women’s jobs have been 1.8 times more vulnerable to the crisis than men’s jobs. In fact, even though women only make up 39 pe...

4 Tips for Filling Your Referral Funnel

24 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Eighty-seven percent of recruiters say that the top way to boost referrals is through better employee engagement. But in many cases, there’s a referral gap. A survey by isolved found 30 percent of employees are unaware of open positions to refer candidates to, and 30 percent aren’t incen...

6 Benefits of a Culturally Diverse Workplace

01 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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To develop a culturally diverse workplace, leadership teams need to bring together people from a wide variety of backgrounds and demographics and enable them to work together in a welcoming and supportive environment.  Since most workplaces aren’t inherently set up to support this type o...

Questions and Answers with an Employee Engagement Guru

25 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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After a year of disruption for much of the workforce, employee engagement is taking new precedence in 2021 as employers try to keep their workforce connected during a time of social distancing. Employers, however, aren’t the only ones focusing on engagement. Employees are also prioritizing th...

3 Applicant Experience Best Practices for 2021

04 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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For some jobseekers, looking for a new position can be one of life’s biggest stressors. So what can human resource (HR) teams and hiring managers do to allay this feeling and streamline their talent pipelines? Put the applicant experience first, of course. Here are a few suggestions: Communic...

Looking Back on 2020’s Employee Experience, How Does the Workforce Feel at EOY?

30 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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The end of the year (EOY) is usually a time for reflection. It’s an opportunity to look back over the successes and lessons of the past 12 months and to start setting new goals and priorities for the coming year. But, as the workforce nears the end of a highly unusual and disruptive year, how...

How to Give the Gift of Job Security to an Uneasy Workforce

07 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Historically, the end of the year has signified a time for wrapping up big projects and wrapping up gifts for employees before heading off to the company holiday party. But, for many professionals, that won’t be the case this time around. As it turns out in isolved’s Holidays 2020: End-...

11 Reasons to Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

02 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

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Put simply: businesses should have a robust diversity and inclusion program because it is the right thing to do. That being said, diversity and inclusion initiatives also have significant value outside of social responsibility.  In fact, diversity and inclusion can have a direct impact on a bu...

Save the Gift Wrap — A Holiday Bonus is the No. 1 Item on Employees’ Wishlists

30 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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When we asked full-time professionals what they wanted most from their employers this holiday season, the most popular answer was not a virtual party or even a gift. Instead, in our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience report, 37 percent of employees wished for a bonus.  Given the im...

Reimagining the Company Holiday Party During COVID-19

23 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Historically, company holiday parties have been a great opportunity for employee engagement and boosting morale. But, for many organizations, in-person cocktail receptions, dinners, activities and other outings won’t be possible in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  As the end o...

Developing the Ideal HR Internship at Your Company

27 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Many successful human resources professionals got their start in the industry by participating in an internship program. For students and entry-level professionals, an HR internship can be a formative experience. It’s often a first step into the working world, a time to quickly gain hands-on e...

Reducing turnover from recruitment to onboarding

02 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Turnover is costly, but organizations can take simple steps to prevent it. Here are four methods that can decrease the odds of employees leaving their jobs. Bringing a team member onboard is always exciting - new talent and a new personality will surely bring good things to the company. U...

How to conduct virtual interviews

28 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual interviews are beneficial during many situations, including our current situation. Here are answers to common questions companies have when trying this technique out for the first time. It’s indisputable that virtual interviews are helpful during the novel coronavirus outbrea...

Ghosting in the workplace, and how to prevent it

07 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Read any online human resources publication and you’ll no doubt see a scary number of headlines lamenting the phenomenon of “ghosting.”  Is it cultural? Generational? Or are your recruitment efforts just that bad?  Let’s examine some of the key elements that def...

How to Earn Employee Loyalty

04 April, 2019

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employee loyalty is a vitally important component to the long-term success of your company. Without it you are likely to see a costly increase in employee turnover rates, as well as a decrease in productivity and efficiency. Your company culture is largely shaped by the way your employees feel abou...

What’s Holding Your Team Back and How to Move Past It

19 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

As a company leader, perhaps one of your greatest responsibilities is keeping your team on the path to success. You do this by setting goals, keeping the lines of communication open, reviewing progress and motivating each employee to do his or her best work. But sometimes, despite your best efforts,...

6 Employee Recognition Ideas to Start Using Today

05 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Being good at employee recognition is great for your bottom line. Consider the following: What employees are more likely to stick with your company? The ones who work tirelessly without ever hearing a word of positive feedback? Or the ones who feel valued and seen because their efforts are rewarded...