Industry News: May 2015

November 23, 2015 Perks Incentive Programs

The Truth About Employee Referrals
Forbes
The company was growing fast. We started an employee referral bonus program. Tons of our employees had smart and plucky friends, so we hired them. The friends had friends. We hired people as fast as we needed to and got way more than just speedy new hires out of the deal…Link to complete article (opens in new window)

What America Needs to Know about Higher Education Redesign
Gallup
Latest Gallup Poll Reveals What Employers Look for When Hiring Employees….Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Use Referral Bonuses to Find Top Entry-Level Talent
Entrepreneur
Many executives and HR professionals have mixed feelings about referral bonuses, i.e. rewarding employees who refer a candidate for an open position with a bonus or gift. For those in favor of the practice, referral bonuses serve as a cost-effective and efficient way to attract qualified candidates, but critics would argue that employee referral programs reinforce nepotism….Link to complete article (opens in new window)

HR Needs to Up its Game

HR Magazine
In 2011, Gartner predicted that by 2015 more than 70% of the biggest global companies would use gamification in at least one application. Now Capita has recently said only 41% of organisations are aware of the concept, let alone actively using it…Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Companies Missing out on Gamification Elements
HR Magazine
Some 67% of employees surveyed associate gaming with men under 20-years-old, perhaps playing on consoles from the comfort of home. However, the majority of gamers today are women aged over 45 – a fact that 90% of HRDs surveyed failed to recognize…Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Junior Employees Value Work-Life Balance More
HR Magazine
Two in five (42%) junior level employees believe a good work-life balance helps them be more productive at work and happier in general, while less than a third (29%) of employees at board level and above believe a work-life balance helps their productivity, a The Future Workplace report has found...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Trust is Key to Good Leadership
HR Magazine
Leaders today are constantly in the spotlight and are often called upon to earn authority without control. Economic and social change demands leadership by consent rather than by control. What we perceive as good leadership tends to be created by leaders, followers, and the context and purpose of the organisation, thus it is a collective rather than an individual responsibility...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Perks.com Partners with ZALP to Launch New Social Employee Referral Program
Miami Herald
Perks, global provider of innovative rewards and recognition solutions proven to increase employee engagement and corporate retention rates, is launching its latest social recruiting and employee referral solution in collaboration with ZALP, the leading Employee Referral software company. The integrated offering will lay the foundation for optimum efficiency in streamlining Talent Recruiting processes and job sourcing. In its most basic form, Perks’ Social Employee Referral Program is a recruiting tool that organizations can utilize in order to multiply the sea of qualified prospects by harnessing the power of their employees’ social networks...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Working at Home: How to Organize Yourself
Talent Culture
More and more people are shifting to working at home. This is not limited to moms who want to balance their career and family life but to everyone who loves independence. With numerous jobs listed on job search engine like Jobtonic.in, it is not hard to start working at home...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

The New Case of Employee Burnout: Always Being “On” 
HR Bartender
Women’s Health magazine recently published an article about the inability to relax and its impact on our health. Some labeled it being a workaholic. Others said it was their “normal speed”...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

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