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Workforce development is a function of human resources responsible for helping job seekers acquire skills that employers are looking for. A survey conducted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry found that one third of PA companies were having a “very or extremely difficult” time hiring employees with the right skills. And more than half of the respondents expect this difficulty to get worse over the next five years. So what seems to be the problem when it comes to workforce development? Simply put, it can be explained like this: even when the skill training and education is on

April 4th, 2017 – A Waco-based employee assessment company has cause for celebration today, as their international presence expands to include Australia, New Zealand, and 18 other Australasian countries. Through their partnership with Peoplogica, an Australia-based talent management specialty provider, Talexes looks forward to the opportunity to expand upon their mission to improve the quality of hire across the workforce in all areas of the globe. Peoplogica is a leading people analytics provider in customer centricity and attracting, selecting and retaining high performing talent. They deliver a range of customized people capital solutions to organizations of all sizes, from all

With more individuals joining the workforce every day, 2017 is going to be a busy year for hiring and talent managers. That means new talent acquisition techniques and trends. A rapidly emerging trend is a shift toward employee assessments. With this new pre-employment screening process, organizations are beginning to understand that personality and cognitive testing combined can predict whether a person can learn the job tasks quickly and think critically.  With the average tenure of a 25 to 34-year-old employee at a mere 3 years, finding a successful job fit is crucial. However, medium and small-scale businesses are often left

When hiring managers and recruiters use their discretion to overrule the results of employee assessments, their hires do less well than workers selected exclusively on the basis of test scores, according to TLNT.com. This information is based on the data gathered by a trio of researchers—Mitchell Hoffman of the University of Toronto’s School of Management, Lisa Kahn of Yale’s School of Management, and Danielle Li of Harvard Business School—who studied the tenure and performance of 300,000 hires at 15 different companies. It was concluded that managers who exercise more discretion have a flawed talent acquisition process, causing them to systematically

If you haven’t yet read our previous article, The Defining Factors of Generation Z, you absolutely should. As the next step in the workforce, it is important to know the Gen Z characteristics that will be beneficial to your organization. The Defining Factors of Generation Z highlighted some differences in their beliefs compared to former generations. Now we’re going to highlight their important traits and see how they transfer effectively into the workforce.   Like our previous article stated, Gen Z is a pragmatic group. They value stability and safety, both career-wise and overall, giving them peace of mind that

Just when you thought Millennials were the next Big Thing, here comes Generation Z. Categorized as those born roughly between 1996 and 2010, they are the next step in the modern workforce. Besides the fact that they have already surpassed the Millennial population by a million—the Millennial generation consists of around 60 million—there are other aspects of Gen Z that individualize them so they don’t get lost in the shadow of Millennials. The three main categories where they differ are technology preferences, privacy habits, and pragmatism.   Technology A short, simple description for this category could be: “seconds count.” Managing

Although it is often a forgotten responsibility of organizational leaders, employee development plans are an underlying necessity for harmony and success in the workplace. By greatly reducing turnover, thereby reducing the need for hiring processes, having an effective employee development program in place is an easy way to ease the strain of hiring processes. Here’s why: It will attract and keep great employees.No one needs the monetary and time consuming burden of employee retention and hiring processes. A stable employee development program can lighten that burden. Here are some reasons why a stable employee development program matters when it comes

Harvard Business Review recently did a study of employees’ top complaints about the leadership in their companies, with not recognizing employee achievements as the number one grievance among employees. This complaint, as well as several others, are detrimental to the employee engagement in your organization. So what else are employees complaining about, and how should you go about preventing those complaints? Keep reading to find out! Sixty-three percent of employees in the study agreed that their achievements are not adequately recognized. This may be hard to believe, considering 90 percent of organizations have recognition programs, but it remains a large

A recent employee development Survey by WorkplaceTrends.com stated that 60 percent of U.S. and U.K. human resources leaders believe their companies provide employees with clear advancement opportunities. However, the employees themselves disagreed—only 36 percent believed they were provided with the opportunities they needed and deserved. This unfortunately low number implies that there is some gray area when it comes to making sure employees are properly supported. Not only is this undesirable for the employee, but it could cause your organization to suffer from a lack of retention and employee engagement. Learn how to improve employee engagement and interoffice retention by