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HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor, according to global survey of 4,000 staff

HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor, according to global survey of 4,000 staff | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

This was my comment on the article that introduced the crunch time report.     What happens when personal purpose and strategic narrative align

Ali 21 May 2012

Thanks for highlighting this new report.

 

Whilst I agree this is not a brand new concept, this is a good example of how important intrinsic motivators are. In the 2009 Engaging for Success report to government by David MacLeod and Nita Clake, Strategic Narrative was demonstrated to be one of the 4 enablers of engagement.

 

Strategic Narrative is all about where an organisation has come from, where they are now and where we are going. Examples of what this looks like, and how this can be brought to life are being shared on the new website currently being built.

 

I would suggest that when an individual can link the organisational story to their own personal mission in life (if they a lucky enough to know what that is) then it can have a very powerful effect. From a purely personal and anecdotal perspective I can tell you that power that this has had for me in my work at Grass Roots and also most recently Engage for Success (the movement that has been born from the Employee Engagement Task Force.)

 

Both Grass Roots and the movement have a very strong purposes. Grass Roots exists to inspire people and the movement believes there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.

 

I am able to link these aims to my personal purpose and this makes a huge difference. It fuels the inspiration and ideas that come to me, which I have an incredibly strong committment to act up on, even in the face of obstacles and challenges.

 

It is what generates the grit to get through the mundane bits of the job (we all have them!). It provides the energy to keep going when otherwise I might tire. It is why I get up every morning and jump out of bed ready to make a difference!

 

It's different from being 'addicted' to work because it is not 'compulsive' but free flowing and the other aspects of my life are just as important to me and receive equal amounts of my energy.

 

Although I don't think I am the only one who feels like this, there are many who have don't have this connection and as a result feel drained and exhausted by their work.

 

That is not good for the individual, the organisation or the country.

 

This is not the only thing that matters or makes a difference(there are many other aspects to engagement that also need consideration.)

 

However I do I think the world would be a much better place if we were able to help more people feel connected to their company purpose and feel how it can help them express and contribute to their own personal purpose.

 

So whilst its not 'news' to me that purpose has emerged as an attraction and engagement factor - I strongly believe that this is a worthwhile concept to explore and take action on.


Barry Deutsch

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Recruiting Social: Google+ Equals Candidates

Recruiting Social: Google+ Equals Candidates | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Google+, Google’s social network, allows for connecting with people based on interests and offers incredible opportunities for recruiting.

 

Although the author considers Google + to be an effective network for recruiting - I think it's a waste of time to use at this current stage for recruiting. There are much better tools where your investment of time can pay bigger dividends such as LinkedIn. Google+ may emerge in a couple of years as an effective tool - currently it is not useful for recruiting.


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How Small Businesses Can Recruit Gen Y Talent

How Small Businesses Can Recruit Gen Y Talent | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Top Talent in the post baby-boomer generations is concerned about a future company's mission and vision.


This is one of the core concepts I teach in my workshop "You're NOT the Person I Hired." Not articulating the mission and values in a cmopelling advertisement will frequently cause top talent to "put their hand down" and not apply.


Here's a quote from the article on how small business can recruit gen y:


"Gen Y, also known as the Millennials, is “much more concerned with finding a workplace where there is a mission,” said Matuson. “They really want to do good things in the world and if your organization happens to be doing that, you’ll have a much better chance of getting them than one of the Fortune 500 companies.”


What do you convey about your mission and vision in your ads?


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10 Compelling Numbers That Reveal the Power of Employee Referrals - ERE.net

10 Compelling Numbers That Reveal the Power of Employee Referrals - ERE.net | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

John Sullivan talks about the #1 recruiting strategy to find good talent. In my workshops and seminars I suggest to hiring executives and managers that their target for employee referrals should be at least 50% of all new hires.


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Manager Interviewing Skills Cause Hiring Mistakes

Manager Interviewing Skills Cause Hiring Mistakes | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Interviewing remains the most popular assessment for employee screening, but the reliability remains low, often in the 50 percent range.


Ira shares an outstanding story that I see repeated over and over in the vast majority of companies - weak interviewing by hiring managers. This is one of the most critical failure points in the hiring process.


Most companies do a terrible job preparing managers and executives to hire effectively. In most companies, hiring is NOT a process, it's a random set of arbitrary meetings where each individual manager does interviewing in their own misguided way. The minute you turn hiring into a process, train all your managers, and put some rigor behind it - hiring accuracy starts moving up from the traditional low reliability level in the 50% range.


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Be Angry Over the Average Productivity of Your Employees

Be Angry Over the Average Productivity of Your Employees | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Stop giving lip service to the idea of hiring top talent. Put best practices in place now and set the standard for hiring great employees.


From our Hire and Retain Top Talent Blog.


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Amazon.com: You're Not The Person I Hired!: A CEO's Survival Guide To Hiring Top Talent (9781420881707): Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, Brad Remillard: Books

Amazon.com: You're Not The Person I Hired!: A CEO's Survival Guide To Hiring Top Talent (9781420881707): Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, Brad Remillard: Books (Special : You're Not The Person I Hired!


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Make a good first impression on job candidates

Avoid these classic hiring mistakes so you can get the best candidates.


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HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor

HR Magazine - Corporate 'purpose' emerges as attraction and engagement factor | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

This was my comment on the article that introduced the crunch time report.     What happens when personal purpose and strategic narrative align

Ali 21 May 2012

Thanks for highlighting this new report.

 

Whilst I agree this is not a brand new concept, this is a good example of how important intrinsic motivators are. In the 2009 Engaging for Success report to government by David MacLeod and Nita Clake, Strategic Narrative was demonstrated to be one of the 4 enablers of engagement.

 

Strategic Narrative is all about where an organisation has come from, where they are now and where we are going. Examples of what this looks like, and how this can be brought to life are being shared on the new website currently being built.

 

I would suggest that when an individual can link the organisational story to their own personal mission in life (if they a lucky enough to know what that is) then it can have a very powerful effect. From a purely personal and anecdotal perspective I can tell you that power that this has had for me in my work at Grass Roots and also most recently Engage for Success (the movement that has been born from the Employee Engagement Task Force.)

 

Both Grass Roots and the movement have a very strong purposes. Grass Roots exists to inspire people and the movement believes there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.

 

I am able to link these aims to my personal purpose and this makes a huge difference. It fuels the inspiration and ideas that come to me, which I have an incredibly strong committment to act up on, even in the face of obstacles and challenges.

 

It is what generates the grit to get through the mundane bits of the job (we all have them!). It provides the energy to keep going when otherwise I might tire. It is why I get up every morning and jump out of bed ready to make a difference!

 

It's different from being 'addicted' to work because it is not 'compulsive' but free flowing and the other aspects of my life are just as important to me and receive equal amounts of my energy.

 

Although I don't think I am the only one who feels like this, there are many who have don't have this connection and as a result feel drained and exhausted by their work.

 

That is not good for the individual, the organisation or the country.

 

This is not the only thing that matters or makes a difference(there are many other aspects to engagement that also need consideration.)

 

However I do I think the world would be a much better place if we were able to help more people feel connected to their company purpose and feel how it can help them express and contribute to their own personal purpose.

 

So whilst its not 'news' to me that purpose has emerged as an attraction and engagement factor - I strongly believe that this is a worthwhile concept to explore and take action on.


Barry Deutsch

Partner

IMPACT Hiring Solutions

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/Blog


Have you read our FREE book - You're NOT the Person I Hire?


This best-selling book is available as a FREE digital download on our website.


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10 Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews - CBS News

10 Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews - CBS News | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Hiring is one of the hardest parts of managing a team. A lot is riding on the initial meeting, and if you're nervous or ill-prepared—or both—it can make you do strange things. The following mistakes are all too common, but they're easy to avoid with some advance preparation.


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The #1 CEO Mistake That Will Kill Your Company

The #1 CEO Mistake That Will Kill Your Company | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

 

"This is an excellent blog post about the common mistakes made by CEOs.  A key element is to put a people plan into action. The reason most CEOs want one is three-fold: greater profit, greater revenue, greater retention and development of their key team members."

 

The fundamental problem for most CEOs is that they give lip service to the concept of hiring and retaining the best people they can. Most of the processes and methods used to hire and retain are average and mediocre. Very few best practices are in place. Hiring and retaining great people is hard work and most CEOs and executives refuse to invest the time necessary.


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How To Find Best CEO & Executive For Your Startup

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If you are a young startup founder, how do you find that CEO or other executive for your “dream team” to close on funding and kick start your company? It makes logical sense to scour the job boards, engage an executive ...


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The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask

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The best interview questions tell you about the person behind the resume – and speak to details not on a resume.


This is another post on what are the best interview questions to ask. Most of these posts focus on the traditional, standard, stupid, inane, canned, and silly questions that have no relevance to future success. For example, how can the candidate know how they can help your organization if you don't first discuss performance expecations. Secondly, asking deep value/character based questions about frustrations, motivations, feelings - will generate superficial responses until a high degree of trust has been established.


The one question I did like on this post was the one about "what will your former boss say when I..."


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Hiring Mistake #1 - Inadequate Job Descriptions

Hiring Mistake #1 - Inadequate Job Descriptions | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Discover how to overcome the most dangerous hiring mistake that frequently leads to hiring failure.


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Why Talent Matters & How Talent Can Transform Your Organisation

Why Talent Matters & How Talent Can Transform Your Organisation | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Zach is one of the savviest person in recruiting talent and are involved with some of the smartest organisations I know who have decided to put talent as their top priorities. ...


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Kimberly Stone On The 4 Hiring Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid - Resources - Portfolio.com

Kimberly Stone On The 4 Hiring Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid - Resources - Portfolio.com | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Hiring someone with potential sounds good—unless that raw talent never grows and matures into an actionable manifestation of what you first saw. Here are four tips for determining whether a job candidate is worthy.


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