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3 templates for compassionate job candidate rejection emails

While we search for the highest-quality hires, we’re going to meet some other great (and not-so-great) candidates along the way. For that one new hire, there are going to be others—maybe a few, maybe a few thousand—who aren’t going to land the role. Especially when dealing with high-traffic job posts, writing involved rejection letters can be time-consuming. That’s why it’s so tempting to send an easy form email—or, when it gets really overwhelming, not to answer at all. But to help candidates improve—and hopefully want to stay in our pipelines—we…

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A metric that matters (eNPS)

What does eNPS mean and why is it so important for recruiting?

Are your employees happy? How do you know? Many of us are grateful to have jobs right now—but that doesn’t mean we’re happy where we are. While we might be happy that we’re employed, it doesn’t mean we’d want our friends to join us in our daily slog. That’s why measuring your company’s eNPS score is so important. Employee net promoter score (eNPS) is a metric that assesses employees’ job satisfaction by measuring their willingness to recommend their company to others. If your employees want their friends to hop on…

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5 steps to connecting performance and compensation

75% of companies surveyed by Salary.com connect performance and compensation. It makes sense, right? Do great work, see big $$ rewards. But performance can’t be boiled down to good/bad, and compensation isn’t just a number.  The connection between compensation and performance is a delicate science. Let’s explore how theythe impact each other, along with five steps for connecting them effectively. Compensation Various factors contribute to your ability to recruit and retain the employees you need to drive your business forward. An important factor is the compensation your organization offers. “In…

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How to help your people maintain work-life balance

It’s mid-August 2020 and here we are, at home, working, resting, and attempting to relax under one roof. Any semblance of a line between work and not-work has blurred. We can’t control what our people do in the privacy of their own homes, in front of the blue light of their screens, but we can give them the tools to lead healthier, happier lives. These tips are for you and your people, to help guide you through troubling times and come out productive and refreshed. Let’s discuss: What work-life balance…

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How HR can support wellbeing and mental wellness

Prioritizing employee wellbeing needs to be a tenet of your culture. There. We said it.  Employee wellbeing is the mental and physical health of an employee: their stress levels, the amount of time they spend sitting, their hours, and their feeling of safety and comfort. While not all of this is within HR’s control, by integrating wellbeing support and resources into organizational culture, HR will be able to create an environment where employees and managers respect wellbeing, honor boundaries, and pursue a healthy work-life balance. HR has a wealth of…

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A metric that matters (absenteeism rate)

Measuring absenteeism rates and their impact

Whether they’re turning on their laptops while WFH or sliding into their desk chairs in the office, for employees to be productive they have to show up. That’s why absenteeism rates can be a make-or-break metric for your workplace. Absenteeism is the HR term for “not coming to work when you’re not sick or on holiday.” Measuring an organization’s absenteeism rate is an excellent way to temperature-check engagement and culture health. Let’s learn about: How to measure absenteeism ratesWhat causes absenteeismConsequence of absenteeismHow to mitigate high absenteeism rates How to…

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A metric that matters (career path ratio)

Metrics that matter: what does career path ratio mean?

Here are a few things we know about talent management: Recruiting is expensiveReplacing employees is expensiveHiring senior talent is very expensive And here are some things we know about retention: Increased retention is correlated with increased profitabilityLow retention is a warning sign of toxic culturePromoting from within promotes engagement and retention Hiring from within is a proven engagement-boosting, retention-increasing, cost-cutting practice. From the moment an employee is hired, their manager should be invested in their positive trajectory, helping them grow not only as a professional but within their role to…

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Write great onboarding emails with this template

Onboarding is a delicate dance—and with 88% of new hires saying their employers aren’t good dance partners, we’re in trouble. Especially for companies hiring remote, emails are a critical part of the onboarding process. From checking in before the start date to keeping tracking of progress through the first few delicate weeks, when new hires are most vulnerable to churn, email will prove itself to be an invaluable tool. That’s why we’ve put together onboarding email templates for the most important onboarding emails: [quick_navigation] Preboarding email The period between signing…

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How to convince stakeholders to support diverse recruitment efforts

The financial benefits of diverse recruitment can be quantified. How about the cost? Let’s start with your budget set aside for recruiting underrepresented minorities. How much of your recruiting budget is dedicated to that mission? If the answer is zero then not only do you have a culture problem, you’re hurting your business’ bottom line.Let’s look at diversity and inclusion-oriented recruiting by the numbers: the value of diversity to employees + benefits of inclusion-oriented recruitment, and how to present the business case for diverse recruiting. Quantifying the importance of diverse…

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3 tips for recovering from Zoom fatigue

“Zoom fatigue:” it’s real. We all know that frustrating exhaustion that hits at the end of a long video call (or maybe even in the middle), making you feel like you just put your personality in a blender and forgot it was there for the last hour or two.If video calls are making you exhausted more than usual then you might be falling prey to Zoom fatigue, the mental exhaustion associated with online video conferencing. Now that so many of us are working from home full-time, this exhausting phenomenon is…

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How remote hiring helps build diverse teams

While 67% of American employees say diversity and inclusion in the workplace are important to them in their job search, only 45% say their organization prioritizes diversity. The value of diversity in the workplace, however, cannot be overstated. In our newly-remote world of work, we’ve been handed an unexpected advantage: a diverse hiring pool. Diversity in the workplace has a striking impact on workplace effectiveness: Companies with above-average diversity scores saw 45% higher innovation-related revenueA 10% increase in Blau’s gender diversity index led to a 7% increase in market valueDiverse…

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Remote performance review checklist

2020: the year of remote work. This is the year that most of us were sent home. It was an unplanned experiment, but so far it seems to have gone pretty well. People are happy working from home—so we’re going to have to be happy managing remotely. Like it or lump it, managing remotely means conducting remote performance reviews. What used to be a private meeting, may over coffee and a snack, is now happening over a video call. While the new video call medium might not be problematic for…

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How can parents adjust to the “new normal?”

As the world begins easing shelter in place restrictions and businesses start trying to figure out how to bring people back to work, one thing is clear: things have changed and likely will never fully go back to how they were before. But this doesn’t need to be a bad thing.  The shift to remote work was already a trend before the current crisis and as we start transitioning back to work, business leaders have the opportunity to adopt a more flexible and agile model. Bucking this trend risks damaging…

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Which roles should come back to the office first?

As the economy begins to open up, the American workplace is forging a balance between returning to operations and risk mitigation. A rush of people coming back to work may contribute to the spread of COVID-19, so it’s vital for businesses to be methodical and measured when determining who is coming back and when. With much of the nation’s workforce sheltering at home for the last couple of months, teams have gotten more accustomed to working remotely but keeping everyone at home indefinitely is likely not an option for most…

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Who wants to go back to the office after COVID-19?

The world is hurtling into our being-designed-as-we-speak new normal. Businesses are reopening, public transportation is back on schedule, and we’re expected to swap sweatpants for pants that button and get back to the office, ready (emotionally) or not. But...why? These months of forced work from home have shown even the most remote-averse that not only is it possible, but it helps some workers be more productive and produce better work. That’s why now that it’s time to start going back, not everyone wants to.We surveyed more than 2000 United States-based…

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