Recruiting or managing international talent is an important component of today’s global workforce. Large multinational corporations that have a strong base of employees and managers that are local to their region also tend to have less turnover and higher morale. However, when fitting all the disparate people and teams together, the issue of language skills inevitably comes up. While English may be the lingua franca of many large corporations, managers will find varying degrees of proficiency that may or may not be masking larger issues.
This makes employee evaluations one of the more difficult aspects of the job because it can often be difficult to tell whether the issues holding a person back are performance-related or simply due to a language barrier. In this article we’ll look at ways to discern between the two.
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Employee engagement has been a hot topic among HR experts for at least a decade now, yet Gallup reports that about 70 percent of employees are still not fully engaged in the workplace. The Society for Human Resource Management found that 55 percent of employees are not engaged or are apathetic about their work, and another 26 percent are actively disengaged. Forty-eight percent of employees are actively seeking new jobs and careers.
Does this mean it does not matter if managers treat employee engagement as a higher or lower priority?
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When star candidates turn down job offers, it’s a frustrating experience for companies. It takes a lot of time to find qualified people, and when they decide to go elsewhere before they’ve even started it’s quite the setback.
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We’ve come a long way since McKinsey & Company introduced the “War for Talent” concept in 1997. Since then, we’ve established a greater understanding of talent, but we still haven’t figured out how to deal with the problem of talent shortages. And talent shortages are a very real and terrifying thing for many organizations nowadays, taking into consideration a recent study by Korn Ferry, which states that more than half of talent acquisition professionals say that it’s now harder to find qualified candidates than it was a year ago.
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What propels your employees out of bed and to the office? If your response is, “A regular paycheck” then you’ve got a problem on your hands.
A clearly defined mission statement provides purpose, focus, and direction for everyone in your organization regardless of their role. Everybody from your social media coordinator to your front-end developer should know what your company’s about and what vision of the world you’re working towards.
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