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Why Do Employer Recognition Awards Matter?

In the pursuit of brand recognition, organizations turn to employer recognition awards for credible third-party validation. Beyond being shiny plaques, these awards signify legitimacy and industry leadership. 

AI in the Recruitment Process

At times, it seems like artificial intelligence may take over the world. Tools like ChatGPT are revolutionizing how we live and work, so it’s no surprise that AI is entering employee recruitment and hiring. Recruiting is a highly time-consuming and expensive process, so many recruiting teams are turning to AI to save time, money, and other resources. Read on to learn why so many teams recruit with AI, including the benefits and challenges of the exciting new technology.

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Lisa Sordilla, SHRM-CP, Honored with the 2024 Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award

Energage, the HR technology company behind the Top Workplaces employer recognition program, is thrilled to announce that Lisa Sordilla, Chief People Officer, has been named the 2024 Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year in the Extra Small Company category. This prestigious award, a hallmark of excellence in human resource management, underscores Lisa’s exceptional contributions and innovative approaches.

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Energage Announces the 2024 Top Workplaces Industry Awards

Hot off the press: Energage announces the 2024 Top Workplaces Industry Awards. The accolades celebrate organizations across ten industries that prioritize employees and drive people-first cultures. The industry categories include Construction, Distribution, Education, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Real Estate, and Technology.

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EVP

Employee Value Proposition

Retaining and recruiting top talent starts with a clear employee value proposition. To employees, it’s all about “Why should I apply here,” and then once they’re in the door, “Why should I keep working here instead of there?” Current employees and job seekers want to know what they will receive for their contributions- and how it compares to the competition. Here, we explain more about EVP and how it compares to employer brand.

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Leadership

Ways Leadership Impacts Employee Performance

Increasing pressure to make more money, retain top talent, and stay innovative can pull company leaders in many different directions. A leader’s job is never-ending and overwhelming, but successful leadership teams know the most important task on their day-to-day agenda is improving performance. Here, we highlight the different types of leaders and how they impact performance.

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Productivity

Causes of Low Productivity in the Workplace

Productivity can make or break a company. It directly impacts employee recruitment, expenses, and revenue. High productivity leads to improved efficiencies and innovations, while low productivity risks employee engagement and business longevity. Here, we explore why it is crucial to know the causes of low productivity in the workplace and the effects it can have on your bottom line. So you can keep everyone motivated and operating at a higher level.

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Press Release

Energage to publish Seattle Top Workplaces award in 2024

Top Workplaces is expanding to another new region this year! Organizations in the Seattle metropolitan area with 50 or more employees can submit a nomination to be named among Seattle’s Top Workplaces. The nomination deadline for the 2024 Seattle award is August 9. Winners will be announced in December 2024.

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Energage to honor Kansas City Top Workplaces in 2024

Energage, the HR technology company behind the Top Workplaces employer recognition program, will begin recognizing outstanding employers in the Kansas City metro area in 2024. Organizations in the Kansas City metro area with 50 or more employees can submit a nomination. The program is confidential, and participation is free.

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Employee Well-Being

Creating an Employee Well-Being Strategy

Employee well-being is the secret to success. Organizations everywhere invest in well-being initiatives to promote engagement, retention, and profitability. Leaders must be familiar with health and well-being practices in order to maximize that investment. That way, it’s easier to prevent issues like employee burnout, sick days, and absenteeism. Here, we review 6 steps for creating the most effective employee well-being strategy for your people.

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Leadership

11 Steps to Future-Proof Your Organization

No matter what industry you’re in, future-proofing can help your organization adapt to changing circumstances, stay competitive, increase resilience, and attract and retain top talent. By taking proactive measures to prepare for the future, you can position your business for long-term success.

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Energage to Honor Top Workplaces in Los Angeles County Starting 2024

Energage, the HR technology company behind the Top Workplaces awards program, will start recognizing outstanding Los Angeles County employers in 2024. Organizations in Los Angeles County with 50 or more employees are eligible to submit a nomination to be named among the county’s Top Workplaces. The program is confidential, and there is no cost to participate.

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Leadership

Common Mistakes Leaders Make

If you’re a leader, you’re busy. There’s a lot that goes into nurturing a successful workforce and workplace culture. Leaders constantly influence and direct employees, but not always in the best ways. Here are 12 common leadership mistakes to avoid! Plus, helpful resources on improving employee engagement and becoming a better leader.

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Recruiting

Social Media Recruitment

Millennial and Gen Z candidates spend most of their time on social media, and the job search process is no exception. It’s essential to tap into social media recruiting to get the most out of your recruitment strategy and reach more people. Recruiting candidates to open positions through social media platforms can open up a diverse talent pool, build brand awareness, and reduce cost per hire.
Check out this Employee Recruitment Strategies blog post to learn more about other effective recruitment methods.

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Recruiting

Diversity Hiring

Diversity hiring is the practice of recruiting candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring that individuals from all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and other characteristics have an equal opportunity to succeed. Diversity hiring strategies aim to identify and minimize potential biases in recruitment and hiring processes. Here are five steps to create an intentional diversity hiring strategy at your company.

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Best Companies

Best Companies for College Graduates

The following list includes some of the best companies to work for out of college. All of these organizations have recently been named as a Top Workplace, have a sizeable number of employees under 25, and have high levels of employee engagement within that age bracket. Although this is in no way an exhaustive list, it’s a great starting point for recent graduates who want to work for a vibrant, people-first company.

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Recruiting

Inbound Recruitment

Inbound recruitment, also known as organic talent attraction, is a great addition to any recruitment strategy. Saving employers time and driving workplace culture for current employees, inbound recruitment is all about building a self-sufficient employer brand. Here, we discuss inbound vs. outbound recruiting, the benefits of inbound recruiting, and how to improve it. That way, you can save resources and hire the best talent possible.

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Productivity

How to Improve Employee Productivity

Understanding how to improve employee productivity in the workplace helps individuals and the organizations they work for. It’s something that everyone benefits from knowing, and the rewards are significant. Especially in today’s competitive market, employees and organizations must maximize individual and collective performance. Here are 14 tips for improving productivity at your organization.

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Leadership

Ethical Leadership in the Workplace

Research shows that ethical leadership has serious benefits and is more widely practiced now than ever. Ethical leaders strengthen company morals, principles, and values. They follow a higher standard of conduct and encourage others to do the same. So, what is ethical leadership and why is it important? Read this blog post for the full rundown.

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Job Seekers

Writing an Effective Job Posting

To improve the recruitment process and stand out against the competition, companies must understand how to write an effective job posting and make it pop. A job posting includes a job description, but it goes much further than that. Like a job description, job postings explain the responsibilities, requirements, qualifications, and how to apply for the job. Here are 12 helpful tips for creating the most effective job posting.

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Employer Brand

Measuring and Analyzing Brand Reputation

These days, competition is fierce, no matter your industry. The most successful companies use positive brand reputation to boost their competitive edge and customer loyalty. Building a solid brand takes hard work, but the benefits are incomparable. Here, we explain how to measure brand reputation and conduct a thorough brand reputation analysis. Implementing these simple ideas can attract more business and strengthen company performance.

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