Millennials are dissatisfied with the world of work
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New study: Germany's employees are dissatisfied 
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A new study by a Danish start-up has revealed dissatisfaction among Germans. Compared to Scandinavian countries, Great Britain and the USA, they would recommend their employer less frequently. This result was measured using a new method.


Study thanks to learning algorithms

The survey shows one peculiarity in comparison to conventional studies: The survey was not only carried out on a random day of the year, but continuously. In contrast to annual rounds of questions, the young Danish company Peakon focuses on modern solutions: During the survey, the employees interacted with a...

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The Emerging Power of the Employees
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Concerning the employer side, the opinion of one's employees is increasingly gaining popularity and value. How essential are the applicants to the negative employee ratings on your employer review portal and to what extent do they affect your organisation's reputation and employee development? The Rundstedt’s career and outplacement consulting recently identified this in its representative Talents and Trends survey.

According to the Von Rundstedt study, more and more young talents or job seekers base their decision for an employer on the comments in review...

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Practical Advice
Hiring College Graduates
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Employers are always on the lookout for new talent to recruit, replace, or add to their workforce. One of the ways to do this is by hiring college graduates. While it is true that fresh college graduates make up a large percentage of the unemployed, employers should not assume that they will come knocking on their doors looking for jobs. It is important to employ proper strategies to not only ensure you attract potential workforce, but also that you are able to tap on the best and top talent there is out there. Here are some strategies you can use.


Invest in networks

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Advantages of Benefits Plans to Both the Employer and the Employees
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There are numerous advantages of providing employees benefits plans. Both the employee and the employer stand to benefit from the additional services given to employees. The employers get to retain their most skilled employees and attract new employees in this competitive job sector. Employers who provide their employees with limited benefits plan will end up losing their skilled employees and very few new employees will want to work for them. 

The employee benefits do not need to be expensive non-wages compensations such as expensive cars, paid vacations, or medical covers. A simple...

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Why every enterprise needs learnability
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“Learnability” is the new keyword when it comes to weighing up staff. It’s being seen by some companies as the most sought-after attribute for both employees and job candidates, even up to senior executive level. Learnability describes someone's aptitude for learning, developing new skills and adopting novel ways of doing things. Those individuals who are highly proficient learners, are seen as adaptable and therefore able to keep pace with the dizzying level of technological and commercial change companies are currently coping with. Disruptive innovation...

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A Guide to Build A Successful Employee Onboarding Program
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An onboarding program is a blueprint for the success of your employees and your company. Effective onboarding not only helps your employees to learn the skills necessary to undertake their responsibilities, but also learn to become productive team members. Onboarding can also help increase retention rate and productivity in new hires

A recent study found that 17 % of employees quit within the first six months due to insufficient onboarding or no onboarding at all. The same study showed that an effective onboarding program increases employee performance by up to 11%. Here...

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Why a Sabbatical is Not the Same Thing as a Career Break
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The terms “sabbatical” and “career break” are often used interchangeably, which is wrong since there are crucial distinctions. For the sake of clarity, both employers and employees should understand these expressions and their implications. It’s also worth noting there are important considerations to be addressed when planning a sabbatical. This article aims to succinctly clarify this matter.

Understanding the Difference between a Career Break and a Sabbatical

A career break and a sabbatical are comparable arrangements since both revolve around an ...

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Overseas assignments – how to ensure you send the right people
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Sending employees on overseas assignments involves a lot of up-front costs. Therefore, it is vital that the employees settle into their new country and environment, and make a success of expat life. 

Companies with long experience in this area have come to realise that some individuals are far more likely to adapt well to working abroad, while others can be virtually predicted to fail. These companies task their HR functions with selecting those employees who will readily cope with the expat life. So what does the HR department look for?


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Practical Advice
Finding The Needle In The Hay Stack: Active Sourcing
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Recruitment sourcing strategy is a process of identifying suitable candidates to occupy a vacancy either by the HR department or an organization credited to conduct the recruitment process by the company. Active sourcing means that an organisation creates and maintains a pool of talents from which they can choose the most suitable candidate to occupy a vacant position in the company. To have a successful active sourcing technique there are various processes that can be followed.


Employees Referrals

One of the best places to advertise for a job vacancy is within the organisation. ...

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