Cut Once Measure Twice. HR Metrics for Training, Retention & Engagement


Increase Workplace Productivity Through HR Metrics. Impacting employees’ skills and knowledge can be accomplished through Hard or Soft Skills training. Organizations can also measure the benefits of hard skills training by using two of the most important – and often overlooked – business and human capital employment metrics. Bottom line HR metrics are important in gaining senior management buying to your employee training retention efforts.

2012 115

How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.02.10] View Comments How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement If you are regular reader, you may notice that another recent post showed someone similarly posed. Today’s photo shows someone who has just accomplished something great.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Don’t Just Gloss Over the End of the Year: Pause and Celebrate Accomplishments


However as your teams (and sit down yourself) and recall all the things that you’ve accomplished over the year — EVERYTHING. You’ll likely find that there are so many things that you accomplished that was not on your “things to do” list. Include numbers and metrics if possible — and ask your team members and stakeholders to help you create the list. Do you celebrate end of year accomplishments?

4 Things To Add To Your ‘Top 10? Accomplishments List

Career Realism

Which is why responsibilities do not matter; accomplishments matter. Don’t think “responsibilities,” think “accomplishments.”. The SVP of Google’s hiring team, Lazslo Bock, stated that you should frame your accomplishments as “I accomplished (x) as measured by (y) by doing (z),” which is so brilliant in its simplicity, but, the problem so many of us run into is, “Uh, what did I accomplish?” Many times, braggable moments come with metrics or stats.

how to list accomplishments on your resume when your job doesn’t have easy measures

Ask A Manager

My question is, what kind of things would someone with this kind of job use as an “accomplishment” when updating their resume? I mean, it’s not exactly a job that has real accomplishments to brag about. Lots of people have jobs where their accomplishments don’t lend themselves to easy metrics and instead are more quantitative, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t come up with accomplishments to list on a resume!

iCims: Integrating the Candidate Experience Into Your Hiring Solutions


Because each recruiter recruits and hires differently, the platform allows recruiters and users to accomplish this in the way that best works for them. Reviews cost per hire customizable hiring hiring software hiring solutions how to hire employees HR tech hr technology icims internet hiring internet recruiting quality of hire metricsMarrying Internet Hiring with Applicant Management. .

2012 103

Leadership is not for everyone. Is it for you?

Ms. Career Girl

No matter how smart or accomplished you are, you’re doing a disservice to the organization and team if you don’t leverage other people’s knowledge, skills, and experiences. Are you just as committed to people as you are to accomplishing tasks? As a manager of others, you’ll spend much more time in meetings than accomplishing tasks. After all, the higher you go, the most work gets accomplished through other people, not your efforts alone.

2020 157

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Write out a response to anticipated questions and descriptions of your accomplishments, then search out and eliminate passive words and “we.” Frame your key accomplishments in the macro and the micro. These micro explanations are facts, metrics, or statistics that specifically illustrate the macro results achieved. In every interview, as we strive to share our authentic self, there is an element of a star performance.

2018 182

How to Get More Than the Average 2.9% Salary Increase in 2017

Career Solvers

Document your accomplishments regularly throughout the year. Quantify your accomplishments with dollars, percentages, and other appropriate metrics. According to the 2016/2017 Mercer US Compensation Planning Survey, the average salary increase budget is expected to be 2.9% in 2017, up slightly from the average increase budget of 2.8% in 2016. So how can you be perceived as a top performer in 2016? Here are some tips.

2016 52

No College Degree

Careers Done Write

Dear Teri, I would recommend focusing on your career accomplishments over the recent 14 years. I assume you got there by performing well, training staff, leading projects, and achieving challenging metrics. Highlight those accomplishments (including measured results) on your résumé That will far outweigh your coursework. Dear Deb: I never completed college.

Showing That You Are Qualified for a New Project

Careers Done Write

Update your resume with a listing of your recent accomplishments with focus on the ones that relate to the upcoming project. Include facts of project success, such as cost savings, challenges that you overcame, formation of partnerships, quality metrics, improvements to project delivery procedure, and so on. Dear Deb: What is the best way to show that I am qualified to handle a large, complex project if I have never led a project of considerable scope before?

2014 135

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

Storytelling is a great way to flesh out new accomplishments and contributions (and relevant older ones), position your value offer and get some zing into the content. Use metrics whenever possible – NUMBERS TALK! And a tip to do it well: When writing each short (2 to 3 lines) story, lead with the big result, including metrics, when possible. Include 3 or 4 value-driven bulleted statements with metrics. How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume.

2017 180

21st Century Burnout

Ms. Career Girl

I went to work in a cube, for a heartless manager who valued metrics and treated people like dispensable commodities. You’ll be more engaged, get more accomplished in less time and you’ll enjoy a more fulfilling life overall. 2008 was a dumpster fire.

2020 208

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

You learn how to translate your top career accomplishments into an indication of what you will do for your next employer. With metrics that enumerate the savings, improvements and growth you will bring to that company, it supports your salary requirements, helping you get paid what you’re worth. The main purpose of an executive resume is to land interviews. But it can do so much more for you, as you navigate an executive job search.

2013 193

The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

Instead, explain how you transformed its performance, implemented metrics to improve accountability and the customer experience, or saved money or time. Optimize your professional image with proof of your accomplishments via strong stories of success, keywords, the LinkedIn publishing platform, and even case studies and videos if appropriate. I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search.

2016 62

Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

Review your resume to see if your document reads like a laundry list of job tasks or an accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven self-marketing tool. According to recent reports, RadioShack is preparing to shut down in a bankruptcy deal that would sell almost half its stores to Sprint and close the rest. And a similar layoff scene is playing out in many other well-known companies across the nation.

Boundaries For Success ? What Are Yours?

Ms. Career Girl

Tuned-In: Boundaries allow you to engage fully with what you need to accomplish. You can gain great confidence through these metrics but do you have the confidence to say no when you asked to do something that crosses a boundary? Several weeks into working from home, many of us have discovered just how challenging it can be. Everyone in your household has needed to make adjustments.

2020 141

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

Building stories around your skill sets, accomplishments, and good-fit qualities helps attract people to you and differentiates the unique value you offer. But you can take storytelling a few steps further, beyond the metrics-driven accomplishments the C-A-Rs method is designed to elicit. What 1 or 2 things are you most proud of accomplishing in your career?

2015 168

Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

Show them the money using branded, metrics-driven accomplishment statements. It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. They dive headlong into their resumes first. They often neglect targeting, and narrowing their search to several select companies, because they want to keep their options wide open.

2014 198

How to Get More Than the Average 2.9% Salary Raise Predicted for 2016

Career Solvers

Document your accomplishments regularly throughout the year. Quantify your accomplishments with dollars, percentages, and other appropriate metrics. Mercer recently released their 2015/2016 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey , indicating a trend towards continuing to reward top performers and incentivize employees through recognition opportunities that are not only linked to base pay. The key findings of the survey are below.

2015 43

How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

Use bullets to express your accomplishments and how you perform your job smarter, faster, and more efficiently. These resumes show metric after metric – a 50% increase in sales, a $2M decrease in operating costs — yet they never explain how these stellar results were achieved. Tip: Create accomplishments that prove a quantifiable impact and an explanation of the achievement. I review a lot of resumes.

2011 68

Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

Craft an elevator pitch to communicate your value proposition and be prepared to give accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples of how you have helped the companies you’ve supported do things smarter, faster, or more efficiently. By now you’ve probably heard about Mariah Carey’s unfortunate performance on New Year’s Eve. Some of the things that occurred reminded me of similar things that can happen if you are unprepared for an interview.

2017 40

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

The mistake they make is trying to cover too many bases, showcasing every area of expertise and highlighting every career accomplishment. The mistake I see in the “profile” or “summary” section is vague information strung together through a series of keywords, with no specifics and no metrics. My first encounter with prospective clients is typically through an email with their resume attached.

2017 192

The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake

Executive Career Brand

Write down specific examples, with metrics, of contributions and accomplishments you made in the past in those areas, to demonstrate your ROI value. ? What’s the first step when you’re about to dive into a job search? Create your resume, or update your existing one, so you can hit the job boards hard right away? The biggest mistake too many job seekers make from the get-go is skipping over the critical first step – identifying target employers that are a mutual good fit.

2013 183

The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

And everyone agrees that these references to personal attributes should be banned from profiles whenever possible in favor of tangible, accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven proof of professional performance. I just finished reading several blog posts referencing LinkedIn’s recent post about the top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles.

2011 69

5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture

Ms. Career Girl

Empowered employees are able to make decisions about how they accomplish their goals and have control over their day-to-day experience at the company. Virgin goes on to say, “By taking care of their people, companies create a workforce with the physical energy, mental focus, and emotional drive necessary to power their businesses and impact those critical metrics.”. The post 5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Guest Post By Brian Engard.

2017 119

Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths. A good strategy is to marry a strength with a specific example to prove that you are accomplished at what you do. Quantify accomplishments using numbers, percentages, and dollars whenever possible.

2011 247

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

Draw out your top career accomplishments. Illuminate these accomplishments using the C-A-R (Challenge – Actions – Results) or the S-T-A-R (Situation – Task – Actions – Results) exercise. Again, lead your achievement statements with the high-impact results first: “Reduced turnover 50% and improved metrics by innovating value-added staff models to incentivize and engage everyone in the mission.”. ?

2015 159

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths. A good strategy is to marry a strength with a specific example to prove that you are accomplished at what you do. Quantify accomplishments using numbers, percentages, and dollars whenever possible.

2010 80

4 Ways Sourcers & Recruiters Can Show Recruitment ROI


Every month you and your sourcing team should puts together slide deck of what was accomplished that month. That deck should includes high-level workforce and HR metrics on searches, candidates, and hires, as well as an evaluation of each recruiting channel (Linkedin, Cold Call, Referral, etc.). You’ll want to cover a few areas when evaluating these metrics, too: Celebrate the wins – “We hit a new record of candidates generated this month!”

How to Make a Business Case for Hiring Military Veterans #SHRM16


Look at business goals, strategy and start to identify what it is you want to accomplish. Measure at periodic intervals like quarterly metrics. It’s easy to overmeasure and be focused on the metrics. You want to make sure that while you are aware of the metrics, it’s not your number 1 focus. Two hundred thousand military veterans are exiting their lines of service each year according to a Maryland’s Workforce Exchange.

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

Start by following these five tips, and you will be well on your way to creating a stellar living resume: Take inventory of your accomplishments. After all, your resume should highlight your most noteworthy accomplishments that can quantify your success and your value. Sales jobs, meanwhile, lend particularly well to metrics. The post How to Create a Living Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by James Clift. His bio follows.

2017 148

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks. Do you have metrics (numbers, dollar figures, percentages) to validate your achievements? To create your own accomplishment statements, use the CAR formula. This month my Career Collective colleagues are discussing tactics for giving your job search strategy a mid-year checkup. My tips for a resume checkup are below. Be sure to check out the sage advice of my colleagues as well by following the links at the end of this post.

2011 75

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Be specific with examples and metrics. They’ve also found that the same job seekers are much less likely to lie about their accomplishments in their LinkedIn profiles. I won’t sugarcoat it. Executive job search in the digital age is hard! It requires plenty of planning and purposeful work. before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig.

2017 157

The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

Write down specific examples, with metrics, of contributions and accomplishments you made in the past in those areas, to demonstrate your ROI value. The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You sit down to put your resume together and ponder what should go in, and what should NOT go in. You want to make an excellent first impression. You want your email inbox to be flooded with requests for interviews.

Negotiating a Raise After a Promotion

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Also look to bring in what you’ve accomplished since you received the promotion. Look to discuss quantifiable metrics and leave emotion out of the equation. Negotiating a Raise After a Promotion.

2020 52

3 ways employees sabotage their performance review

Cube Rules

That their manager, while not all-knowing, really does know all of the accomplishments the employee has done. They know far less about what the person has done and what the person has accomplished in their business results than most people believe. You think I can remember all those accomplishments? We’re just getting past the mid-year performance review cycle. Now the focus shifts to the year-end review. The important one with raises and bonuses.

2012 145

Premiere Resume Writing Services at Resume Advisor

The Corporate Con/noisseur

With such an impressive list of accomplishments, we decided to reach out to Resume Advisor’s directly to get some more information on resume writing tips. Most importantly, we will work on identifying and including quantifiable metrics and achievements as part of bullet points in their roles.

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

And show them how you accomplished those advances with specific examples. Include 3 or 4 value-driven bulleted statements with metrics. When was the last time you used your executive resume? When was the last time you even thought about it or looked at it? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job. or it’s been many years since you’ve needed one.

2017 194

How Long Should My Resume Be?

Career Solvers

If the resume passes this initial scan, the hiring manager will look for your accomplishments in past positions and determine how closely aligned these successes are to their organization’s future success. You can also use bold to call out key performance metrics, industry awards and other distinctions. This may just be the No. 1 question I am asked regarding resumes. People seem to think that the length of a resume plays a key factor in whether or not the resume gets read.

2011 52

5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

Competitive Resumes

Keep a running list of your accomplishments, transferable skills, and how you add value. The interviewer will likely use their “gut instinct” rather than metrics to discern if you’re a cultural fit for the organization. More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing. In fact, it’s likely every networking opportunity is an essential job conversation. It may be the interaction to decide your next step, so you want to be interview ready.

2017 122

How to run a decision meeting

Cube Rules

One is about what we’re trying to accomplish by even bothering to make a decision. At higher levels, companies have already established figuring out what they want to accomplish through the establishment of goals and objectives for the company or department. For some, it is Return on Investment, others Present Value of Money, and others some combination of factors and metrics that are worked to improve the business.

2012 142

4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

The mistake they make is trying to cover too many bases, showcasing every area of expertise and highlighting every career accomplishment. 4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume is a post from: Executive Career Brand. .

2011 233