Paul Marciano- Author: Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principle of Respect

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Dr. Paul Marciano is a clinical psychologist who has consulted to organizations on workforce productivity and conducted extensive research into human motivation. Pauldiscusses his new book “Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work:  Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT”. He explains the difference between motivating and engaging employees. He also discusses the limitations of traditional pay for performance approaches that ignore the deeper factors that inspire many people far more than money.

Find out what RESPECT means to employees – this week on Business Execution radio.

Richard Donkin- Author: The Future of Work

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Richard Donkin has studied the nature of work for over 20 years as a columnist for the Financial Times focusing on work and employment, and as a regular contributorto Human Resources Magazine.  Richard talks about his new book, The Future of Work.  He discusses how trends in workforce demographics, social networking, and performance measurement are turning employees into suppliers:  people who view work as something they do for themselves as much as they do it for others.  How is work changing and what does it mean for you – find out this week on Business Execution Radio.

Todd Raphael- ERE Media: Four changes transforming how companies recruit talent

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Todd Raphael is chief Editor in Chief at ERE Media, a leading provider of information on talent acquisition and recruiting.  Todd discusses what companies are doingto build the workforces required to support their business strategies, and explains four issues that are driving major changes in the world of recruiting:

·         The rise of social media.  Social media allows companies to fulfill the vision of maintaining external candidate pools.  But it poses challenges on how to differentiate your company’s message from the large amount of job information bombarding candidates.

·         Growing use of contingent workers.  Contingent and temporary workers have become a significant portion of many company’s workforce.  This poses challenges around how to effectively select and retain employees “who aren’t actually employees”.

·         The aging workforce.  We still aren’t getting any younger.  Companies have known about the aging workforce for more than a decade, but now that they are starting to retire companies are grappling with what it means to lose large numbers of your most skilled employees.

·         Greater need for skills translation.  As the economy shifts we are seeing surpluses of workers in certain sectors (e.g., construction) and shortages in others (e.g., healthcare).  Leading companies are finding ways to transition candidates from one sector of the economy to another.

Want insight into the next generation of recruiting techniques?   Listen to Todd Raphael, this week on BizX Radio!