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How Can the Staffing Industry Use Technology to Engage and Develop a Disparate Workforce

In my post a few weeks ago I recapped the sessions at the Executive Forum that focused on engagement. The discussions I had at the event furthered my thinking that there are a few interesting ways the staffing industry (including firms, MSPs and RPO providers) can leverage a technology platform to engage and develop their employees and …

The Staffing Industry Engagement Struggle is Real

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Staffing Industry Analysts’ 25th annual Executive Forum in delightfully warm and sunny Phoenix. During my long tenure at Fieldglass I went to dozens of SIA conferences that catered to corporate buyers of staffing and consulting services, but this was my first in-depth look at the …

Bad Bosses: It’s Not Always Their Fault

When people are promoted to managers, it’s usually because they were top performers in their roles. But once they’re promoted, they often struggle to know what it takes to actually be good or effective leaders. No one is there to guide them or instruct them. As a result, engagement among their newly inherited direct reports …

How to Better Engage Your Workforce in 2016

A new Gallup poll had some telling statistics regarding employee engagement in 2015. Take a look: Only 30% of workers felt engaged at their jobs in 2015. More than 50% of employees said they weren’t engaged. Almost 20% of employees said they were “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Let’s take a step back to better …

5 Ways to Rethink Employee Engagement

It’s the end of the year and that means many employees are preparing for their annual performance reviews. And once these reviews are done, oftentimes so is the entire conversation for another year. Annual reviews are just one of the increasingly cumbersome HR processes that employees and managers would rather just not do. But there …