How to effectively rise ‘Up’, identify and control unnecessary distractions in order to get things done
Last week, Erecruit’s Sales and Best Practices teams had the privilege of attending Staffing Industry Analyst’s Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference in Dallas, TX. There were some fantastic keynote and panel discussions about how buyers, staffing suppliers, and technology platforms can work together to shape and support the future of the way people will and want to work. Sara Moss, Tim Quirk, Doug Edwards, and Amy Yackowski sat down for a round table retrospective on what they learned.
In my non-work time (yes, Virginia, there can be work-life balance), I came across an article that was in no way related to the staffing industry, but triggered an idea I felt was worth sharing. It’s the notion of what is referred to as “penny poking” – where individuals send small amounts of money to friends, family, co-workers, etc. as a simple act of gratitude or kindness.
When there are multiple competitors vying for a single, top winning spot, at the end of the contest we tend to focus our attention on the ultimate winner, forgetting about those who may have come in a (sometimes very close) second place. During most Olympic events, the top three finishers – not just the decisive winner – are awarded. Why? Because it’s recognized that just because you didn’t finish first, doesn’t mean you aren’t still one of the top elite performers in your event. In fact, several countries determine an athlete’s future Olympic qualification based on past performance history. Read more
The more confidence we have in the data that we use to guide our business decisions, the faster we can make good, well-informed decisions. Managers may have a deep appreciation for performance data, but few are in a position where they have complete confidence in the numbers. For those plagued with data quality issues, the desire for data-driven management can sound like an unobtainable state of nirvana. Read more
Staffing firms looking to make an enterprise software replacement worry about the potential for a dip in productivity when the new system goes live. The impact to productivity can not only be minimized, but it can be completely avoided. There are two key approaches to minimize the productivity dip. First, avoid upheaval before it occurs and, second, put the infrastructure in place to immediately act on post go-live opportunities for improvement. In speaking with our customers and analyzing various outcomes we have identified the following best practices: