[Infographic] Anatomy of an employee referral

How much do you know about employee referrals?

Did you know they can be 18 times cheaper to hire than traditionally-recruited candidates? Or that they work better, smarter, and stick around longer? If not, don’t worry—we’re here to break down the anatomy of an employee referral for you, so you can see what makes these superstars tick (and how you can get them to work for you).

Check it out:

Antomy of employee referral

Need more insight? You’ll love the stats, testimonials, and best practices in our new e-book, The ultimate guide to employee referrals: How to engage employees, save millions, and drive Employee Success™.

Ask Amelia: Get the most from your personal brand on LinkedIn

personal_brandDear Amelia, how can I get the most out of my personal brand on LinkedIn?

New connections and potential employers are looking at your social profile, so you should take advantage of this opportunity. Here are four tips to help you get the most out of your personal brand on LinkedIn:

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Gallup says managers from hell are costing you billions

employee_engagementManagers from hell are the reason your top employees hate their job. Recent Gallup research shows that these managers are responsible for actively disengaging employees, costing the U.S. an estimated $450 billion to $550 billion annually. You read that right—bad managers are catastrophic for businesses.


Only 30 percent of Americans with full-time jobs are engaged. This means the remaining 70 percent of the working population is disengaged, with 20 percent of that group who are actively disengaged.

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5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR Professional: Week of June 21st , 2013

Another exciting and educational event this week in Chicago! If you had the pleasure to attend there was no shortage of sessions, parties, and people to connect with at this year’s conference. A few highlights that stand out are Hillary Clinton’s opening keynote on Sunday, Glassdoor’s Tweet Up party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff at the iconic House of Blues venue, and the buzz at the HIVE, SHRM’s social media hub. Everyone experiences the conference differently and below are a few different perspectives from this year’s conference attendees.

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[White paper] Class of 2013: Attract and retain tomorrow’s top talent

hr_trends_and_analyst_findingsIt’s that special time of year where graduation speeches top YouTube and employers gear up for a new wave of applicants. And time for the annual Class of 2013 survey from Achievers and ConnectEDU!

We surveyed over 10,000 recent graduates this year about what they expect from future employers and what they are bringing to the table. Overall, many of the results have been the same year over year, even in surprising areas like expected tenure. Twenty percent of respondents still plan to stay with their first company for ten years or more. This trend has held steady despite the Bureau of Labor Statistics telling us average tenure has held at 1.5 years.

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Margaritas on us! Stop by booth #2455 and say hi at SHRM 2013

eventsThe HR community is buzzing about SHRM’s annual conference coming up next week, and we couldn’t be more excited! From June 16-19 Achievers will be hanging out with the vibrant human resources community—oh, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Check out our round-up of advice to prepare for next week’s conference, and if you’ll be attending, be sure to stop by booth #2455. Friendly Achievers faces will be available to walk you through the platform, answer all of your questions about Employee Success™, and if you time it right, serve you a drink!

On June 17 at 3:15 p.m. stop by Achievers’ booth #2455 for “Meet up & Margaritas.” #TChat founders Kevin W Grossman and Meghan M Biro will be leading an HR executive panel discussing the Class of 2013. Add it to your calendar now.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

What are you most looking forward to at SHRM 2013? Let us know in the comments!

5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR professional: Week of June 7th, 2013

industry_headlinesThe SHRM National Conference, June 15-19 in Chicago, is fast approaching. That means if you are a lucky HR professional that will be going this year,  there is lots to be done, so much to be seen, and numerous people to meet. Whether this is your first, second or 15th SHRM there is always something new to learn, so in that spirit, below is a collection of articles from seasoned SHRM go-er’s to make your SHRM experience the best one yet!

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Ask Amelia: Tips for HR to be viewed as strategic power players

ask_achieversHR is always fighting to get into the business discussion – we have all heard it.  So what’s the best way to add value and show the organization that you are a business leader? 

First things first:  learn your business.  Understand how you make, move, and sell your product.  Grasp what key business initiatives must be delivered, then fold in the people agenda to that strategy.  Read more →

Why are men more engaged than women?

hr_trends_and_analyst_findingsWhat makes an engaged employee? In our past research, we’ve talked about how recognition, rewards, and effective management can lead to Employee Success™, but these influences affect everyone differently; what works for one employee may not work for another. So, when Achievers and the Human Capital Institute designed our engagement survey earlier this year, we asked some demographic questions to help unravel the mystery.

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