Hiring Motivated Employees

You have probably always intuitively known that employee motivation—the internal drive, desire, and commitment to “get the job done”—matters a great deal within your organization. In fact, study after study validates your gut feeling and shows that employee motivation has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line...

Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Surveys reveal that 60% of employees plan to leave their current employer within a year, and another 21% are activ...

How to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which makes it the perfect opportunity to conduct an organization-wide employee engagement survey. In fact, even here at Wonderlic, we are going through our annual employee engagement survey. In this process, employees can reflect on all that has happened over the past year—successes, setbacks...

Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Being a substitute teacher is a tough job. They have to try to memorize dozens of names in a day. They have to try to keep order while educating students who often don’t give respect to substitute teachers. They’ve probably been hit in the back by spitballs, pencil erasers, paper airplanes and the occasional foam football. They have t...

What is Employee Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

There is a myriad of ways to address the issue of employee engagement. How much emphasis should you place on engagement? The Business Dictionary defines employee engagement as the “emotional connection an employee fee...

3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave

What would you do if you came to work tomorrow and over half of your staff gave their notice? According to an article I just read in Forbes, 60% of employees are currently looking for ot...

How Employment Testing Can Benefit Your Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are ones that should not be taken lightly. How can you ensure you’re making the best possible choice when looking at candidates? Today I’m going talk with you about the top four reasons employment testing can be beneficial to your company. First, there are many factors to consider when you’re hiring a new employe...

How to Keep a Bad Hire from Getting Worse

It’s happened to all of us. There is a job opening, you do your due diligence in the hiring process, and you find the perfect candidate. You put them through the process, every step of which they passed with flying colors! But despite your best efforts, something is not right, and in fact, is bordering on very, very wrong. What d...

The Cost of Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is costly, there is no doubt about that, and it’s a big problem for organizations. In 2010, employers reported an average employee turnover rate of 11%. However, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated the average national turnover rate was 38%, which is significantly higher....