Author - Kristen Harcourt

How to Use Assessments for a Better Onboarding Experience

Onboarding. It takes a lot of time, labor and planning to truly onboard an employee. So why do it?

Tips for Onboarding Remote Employees

Research has demonstrated that onboarding employees can lead to dramatic increases in retention, productivity, engagement and cost-savings for employers. Developing an onboarding program for on-site...

What the Pan Am Games Can Teach Us About Team Building

The Pan Am games are about to kick off here in Toronto, and the media is starting to speculate on whose team is poised to win a medal in which sport, who’s healthy and which players are injured. At...

Talking Leadership with Mark C. Crowley

What are the most important traits of a leader? What do employees want from their leaders? What are the common mistakes organizations make around leadership? These are some of the topics we explored...

#MiChat with Leadership Expert Mark C.Crowley

Leadership methods of the past just aren’t cutting it anymore. Only one-third of employees are engaged. What’s worse is actively disengaged people, who are deflating your engaged workers, cost the US...

4 Ways to Use Instagram for Recruiting

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Instagram has to be worth millions. Instagram is a social media platform where users can share pictures and short videos with the world. With more than 300...

How Volunteerism Increases Employee Engagement

We’ve all heard the dismal stats concerning employee disengagement and its cost to organizations. According to a study by Gallup, 70% of Americans are not engaged or actively disengaged. A study by...

[Audio Interview] How to Hire Top-Performing Salespeople

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by business coach, Jamie Cunningham for his on-demand radio program, Business Nutrition. On the program, Jamie and I discussed the challenges of...

Can Zappos Make a Bossless Company Work?

Zappos has been in the news a lot lately as a result of 210 of their employees opting to quit rather than work in the company’s new “Holacracy” or bossless workforce. Does a leaderless workforce make...

Does the Talent Shortage Mean the End of Corporate Culture?

As As I read and re-read the results of our recent McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey, new insights and questions keep popping up. This week I was looking at what the responses from 450 HR...

Interview Skills, Candidate Profiles and Hiring Managers … Do They Matter?

As we continue to explore the results from our survey of HR professionals from around the globe, I wanted to look at what our survey respondents told us about the all-important interview process. And...

The Hardest Roles for HR to Fill

For the second year in a row, “Finding qualified candidates” and “Finding the right technical skills” topped the list of recruitment challenges in our Global Talent Recruitment Survey. This year, we...

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