We still hire for skills and experience and continue to use the same levers we have used for decades to motivate and manage staff. This model is broken.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Employee engagement expert Kim Seeling Smith, Founder and CEO of global human capital consultant firm Ignite Global, has released an eBook based on her keynote presentation, Viva La Evolution - 5 Cs to Attract, Engage and Retain Top Talent in the Social Age.
“Technology and globalization have dramatically altered the way we work over the last 20 to 30 years,” said Seeling Smith. “Yet very little has changed in how we hire and manage staff. This change resistance has led to low employee engagement, diminished productivity, soaring employee turnover and a growing global skills shortage.”
Smith’s eBook and presentations help human capital managers shift from, as Seeling Smith says, “maintaining the routine, tactical and predicable work of yesteryear,” to what she calls, “the Social Age,” in which she advises companies must, “be more strategic, creative and innovative; more solutions-oriented, more targeted and more transparent.”
“Today,” said Seeling Smith, “we still hire for skills and experience and continue to use the same levers we have used for decades to motivate and manage staff. This model is broken. We must evolve these practices to win the war for talent and to remain competitive in today’s digitally connected, globally oriented world.”
This eBook helps readers join the Social Age Evolution through an easy to apply 5-Step Framework that challenges organizations to:
- Hire Correctly: Hire for competencies and strengths instead of skills and experience
- Classify and manage appropriately: Spend time with the people who will give the most return on investment
- Compensate fairly: How do staff members feel about their pay VS the value they add?
- Use Currencies of Choice: To motivate, recognize and reward
- Communicate with FOCUS: What five conversations will do the most to increase engagement, unlock potential and unleash productivity?
The eBook addresses the challenges companies encounter in this “Social Age.” It carries the same title and is available at no cost on the Ignite Global website.
Based in the United States and Australia and recognized among the world’s premier experts in employee engagement and human capital management, Seeling Smith is currently touring the United States providing human capital keynotes, workshops and media interviews. Workshops provide human capital managers with tools to decrease employee turnover and maximize productivity. Topics focus on challenges brought about by the current, unprecedented state of technology-driven transparency and connectedness and globalization, include Hiring for the Social Age and Mind Reading for Managers. Seeling Smith’s availability is limited so event planners and organizers are encouraged to contact Ignite Global today.
About Kim Seeling Smith
Kim Seeling Smith is an international human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. With her expansive knowledge of human capital practices in today’s market, Kim helps companies build healthy work environments and increase employee engagement and productivity in our digitally connected, globally-oriented world. For more information on Kim or to schedule an interview, please contact Carter Breazeale, PR/PR Public Relations, (407) 895-8800, CommAgent (at) prpr (dot) net.