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Instead of going above and beyond, you're finding your employees are applying the minimum effort to stay employed. These disengaged employees can cost you in lost productivity, employee turnover, and poor customer satisfaction scores. You need talent optimization to combat the underlying causes of employee disengagement, such as misalignment with their job. By understanding these causes and their talent optimization solutions, you can increase your employee engagement. It all starts by hiring the right people,...

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Companies are continuously finding ways to better their company culture and reduce absenteeism. Some are even embracing a new wave of leave management solutions, using software and human-based tools. With the demand from new generations for healthier work environments, a new set of state and local leave laws have been passed over the last few years. Creating a better leave system is only going to grow more complicated as more new laws continue to be passed....

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If your business is not viewing its strategy through a talent lens, you are not maximizing your business results. Traditionally the people strategy of a business is passed down to Human Resources. However, in doing this, executives are missing out on a key creation of value. Without an effective people strategy, employees feel disengaged, productivity suffers, client service slumps and safety incidents rise. Talent Optimization is your tool in preventing this from happening by aligning your...

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The world’s first Predictive Index Talent Optimization conference—kicked off Thursday, November 14, 2019 with an opening keynote from Billy Beane. Beane runs the Oakland A’s—and he’s known for taking a mathematical approach to assembling a competitive baseball team on a shoestring budget. (Michael Lewis coined it Moneyball.) When Beane started using math and data to design winning baseball teams, it was completely countercultural. At the time, scouts flew all over the country to identify fresh talent. That...

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Although artificial intelligence is at the forefront of many industries, such as online ordering. The limits to which AI can effectively and proficiently change our lives is being pushed. However, a recent Amazon experience has revealed its limitations within the hiring process. The company discontinued the project due to skewed results, favoring the male applicants. Clearly making this hiring process imbalanced and bias. Read more about Amazon's AI hiring experience and why Talent Optimization is the...

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Employers have provided multiple devices and a plethora of apps and tools to their employees with the intention of making work easier. However, a new study by GoTo may prove they are having the exact opposite effect. Productivity is taking a dive as personal devices interrupt employees with messages from home and too many computer programs get in the way of focus. Costly mistakes are being made as a result of employees being constantly distracted. Diversions from...

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When you are interviewing a candidate for a position, have you ever considered what information you seek to know about that candidate? Here is your list: Cognitive ability, knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, values, beliefs, interest in the work, physical health, mental health (emotional maturity), behavioral drives, and motivating needs. Plus, when obtaining such information, you must match all of it to what you want accomplished in the job and how the job is to be...

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The challenge for sales... Salespeople turnover averages around 34.7% per year in the United States. A modest amount of turnover can be healthy -- every company has poor performers that need to be removed. However, turnover rates nearing 35% can be expensive, requiring the costs of acquiring a replacement, onboarding a new person, lost sales productivity, customer service dissatisfaction and errors, as well as lost engagement. The average cost-per-hire is $4,129, while the average time it takes...

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Much like life, workplace culture is made up of many moving parts, experiences and individuals. Success and problems are bigger than just one person, toxic or not. “Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace,” writes SHRM’s CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. in a recent article, Conversations That Change Culture in the summer issue of SHRM’s HR Magazine. Are you looking at your culture for your successes and opportunities to improve? Or are you focused...

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PI Midlantic recently welcomed two new beautiful babies to our extended family. Our Client Success Manager, Clayton Ramsey and his wife, Sarah, had a baby girl, Scarlett, on May 24th. Our Marketing Consultant, Stephanie McGuinn and her husband, Shawn, had a baby boy, Jack, on March 15th. With the new additions, we’ve been reflecting on challenges that come with returning to work after having a baby. From paid leave, to pumping at work, to engagement at work, having your...

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Categories: Employee Engagement