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Charles Coy

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The Role of Candidate Reputation in Modern Recruiting

Posted by Charles Coy on Aug 10, 2018 10:01:08 AM


In today's world of work, candidate reputation is becoming an increasingly important factor in hiring decisions. While the resume used to reign supreme, employers can now rely on data for a more holistic view of a candidate's experience. In fact, 50% of talent professionals and hiring managers say data is the top trend impacting how they hire, according to recent research from LinkedIn. Data effectively gives hiring managers a 3D view of an applicant's background as well as insight into their personality, helping them predict hiring outcomes, increase retention, evaluate skills gaps, and build better offers.

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Topics: Recruiting, Employer, Reputation

Why Rotating Employees Through Your Company Is a Win-Win

Posted by Charles Coy on May 11, 2017 9:10:34 AM

The days of employees spending decades at a company -- and receiving a gold watch in gratitude -- are long gone. Workers today are constantly on the move, a fact of life that will only accelerate as job growth picks up. But the turnover poses particular challenges for companies looking to hold onto their best and brightest.

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Topics: Employees

How to Turn Managers into Coaches

Posted by Charles Coy on Apr 5, 2017 6:59:00 AM


Organizations are increasingly moving away from employing traditional training methods and toward building coaching cultures. Rather than follow the customary process in which management delegates assignments and solves problems as they arise, coaching empowers employees to work through challenges by guiding them to solutions. It encourages and prepares them to solve problems creatively, assume responsibility for their actions, and feel more connected to the company culture. Strong coaching cultures can lead to improvements in employee engagement, productivity, team function, and revenue growth.

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Topics: Human Resources, managers

Use Mentorship to Drive Bottom Line Results

Posted by Charles Coy on Mar 6, 2017 7:55:00 AM

In the late 1990s, bestselling-authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman partnered with Gallup to figure out what makes great managers great. Twenty-five years of cumulative data and more than 80,000 manager interviews later, they found that while great managers differed in everything from rank to gender, age, race, location and more, they also had a common thread: Every single one excelled at transforming employee talent into employee performance.

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Performance, Workforce

Mentoring 2.0: How to Redefine Employee Mentorship

Posted by Charles Coy on Jan 9, 2017 6:28:00 AM

Company growth shouldn't mean employees lose the personal connections they crave in order to learn and grow. Sometimes, though, as business ramps up, mentorship falls by the wayside. About 70 percent of Fortune 500 firms have formal employee mentoring programs in place, while only 25 percent of large U.S. companies have similar programs. To forgo mentorship is to miss out on a huge opportunity for employee engagement and retention. Good news: Mentorship is evolving to be more exciting and less tiresome for companies and employees, alike, through revamped programs.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights

Virtual Reality: The Latest Recruiting Tool

Posted by Charles Coy on Jan 5, 2017 11:02:29 AM

When applying for a job, there's a difference between visualizing yourself at a company and physically seeing yourself at that company–even if you're thousands of miles away. Thanks to virtual reality technology, the latter is becoming a possibility for candidates.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Blogs, Human Resources

How Can We Cope with the Culture of Distracted Working?

Posted by Charles Coy on Jan 3, 2017 6:03:00 AM

To work in 2014 is to work distracted. Every employee, from the C-suite to new hires, is distracted to some degree—and the distractions come from all angles: devices that constantly vibrate, beep and (occasionally) ring; a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that offers a respite from the stress; the black hole that is email; environmental distractions such as open workspaces or the office ping pong table; and, of course, the compulsion to multitask.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights

6 Essential Elements of a Killer Career Page

Posted by Charles Coy on Dec 15, 2016 6:47:00 AM

With national unemployment at its lowest level in six years and employee confidence at a new high, now is the time for employers to get serious about how they're appealing to job seekers - particularly through the career page. Beyond just a list of open positions, a career page is an opportunity to highlight your company's people and culture as well as what sets it apart from other businesses. With that being said, here are six essential elements of a killer company career page:

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Topics: Human Resources, Job Seekers

3 Tips to Avoid Playing Succession-Planning Jenga

Posted by Charles Coy on Nov 16, 2016 6:40:00 AM

There's more to succession planning than identifying the next wave of senior managers or VPs. While it's important to groom future leaders for your company, a singular focus on finding "leadership" often comes at the cost of missing talent for lower-level positions.

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Topics: Workforce, Human Resources

7 Learning Perks to Engage Employees

Posted by Charles Coy on Nov 14, 2016 6:58:00 AM

Most companies know that employees need more than health insurance and a 401K to stick around these days, so they're offering everything from unlimited vacation to acupuncture at corporate headquarters to lure top talent. Nurturing employees goes beyond office freebies, though, and employers don't have to mirror flashy tech start-up perks to offer meaningful opportunities.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights

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