Employee Engagement

Thanks Giving and Thanks Receiving at Work – The Employee Experience Differentiator

Thanksgiving is a holiday, so what does it have to do with work?  Well, giving thanks to our employees, peers and even our bosses can be a big contributor to a positive working environment. Can you remember being thanked by your manager for a great job? Ever receive some flowers from a grateful client for [...]

Talent Acquisition

Don’t Be Sketchy – How to (Not) Reach People

Poor Sketchy. He never seems to do anything right, especially when it comes to understanding and talking to the people he’s trying to reach. Don’t feel too sorry for him, though – all the help is there for him to treat people like individuals, just as recruiters need to do with candidates. What could Sketchy [...]

Congratulations to the 2016 CandE Award Winners

Talent Board recently announced the 2016 winners of the North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, to be feted at an awards gala on November 15 in Austin, TX. As a member of Talent Board, IBM would like to congratulate all 50 winners and applaud them on their efforts to always put the candidate first and [...]

Key Takeaways from HR Tech World Congress 2016

As I sit on the Eurostar on my way back from a thrilling (and exhausting) HR Tech I look around the carriage and at least I know there is strength in numbers – I’m not the only one feeling it! There can often be a bit too much hyperbole about these types of events (that [...]

Reduce Hiring Mistakes With the Right Metrics

Hiring the wrong person can be a very expensive mistake. Consider the wasted cost of recruiting, selecting, onboarding, and training that hire, not to mention the negative impact onco-workers and customers. Then think about having to start the hiring process again to find the right person. Hiring mistakes are not uncommon; the latest IBM WorkTrends™ [...]

How Cognitive Technology is Easing HR Analytics Adoption

Over the last several years, the HR profession has started to transform from a mostly operational function to focus more on understanding the impact the workforce has on the business.  And this change is inspiring HR leaders to look at analytics in a new way for competitive advantage. Skills typically required for running analytics projects [...]

Explore HR Transformed with Watson at #IBMWoW

IBM World of Watson is designed to show you the technologies and strategies that will help propel your company into the future. Leading companies are infusing cognitive systems into the core of their HR practices, quickly gaining insight from data to help reason and learn in ways never before imaginable. IBM Kenexa has an exciting [...]

From a Seat At the Table to Turning the Tables: The Role of Cognitive in Today’s Learning and Work

If you’re familiar with the baseball and cultural icon Yogi Berra, you might recall this infamously ironic one-liner: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Reflecting on the recent Future of Learning & Working event in New York, during which we shared IBM’s point of view on the role of cognitive computing in the [...]

How to Design a Successful Employee Engagement Program

Have you ever wondered why some companies succeed with their employee engagement programs, while others don’t make any progress? What do these organizations do differently than those with less successful programs? Do they survey more regularly or monitor the follow-up process more closely? Do they have buy-in from senior leadership or a team dedicated to [...]

Reppify and IBM Kenexa Team Up to Bring Innovative Social Sourcing & Referrals to Market

The power of employee referrals: Employee referred job candidates are 3-4 times more likely to be hired, remain with the company longer and are 25 percent more profitable than any other hiring source. In addition, employee-referred job candidates are the lowest cost to hire and are 26-35 percent faster to hire than those sourced from [...]