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August 29. 2014

2014 NorthCoast 99 Winners Report

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August 29. 2014

This FREE benchmark report summarizes best practices and innovative trends in the workplace among the 2014 NorthCoast 99 winners in recruiting, selection and on-boarding; compensation, rewards, and appreciation; training, development, and performance management; work/life and wellness; leadership, empowerment, and involvement; and community impact.

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The report contains hundreds of pages of best practices, benchmark data, stories and examples, and case studies based on data provided by the 2014 NorthCoast 99 winners. Specifically, the report features:

  • Dozens of HR metrics, including targeted metrics for top performers
  • Hundreds of data points on workplace practices and policies
  • Data breakouts by industry and organizational size (in Northeast Ohio)
  • Summaries of common winner workplace practices
  • Hundreds of examples of actual workplace practices and innovations
  • Analysis of what makes top performers stay at organizations, attributes they look for in jobs, attributes that would make them leave their jobs, and their engagement
  • Analysis of new-hire feedback as well as key drivers of new-hire satisfaction and engagement

November 19. 2013

How to Make a Difference at Work: A Practical Guide to More Meaningful and Purposeful Workplaces

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November 19. 2013

The following white paper explores the concept of making a difference at work and in the community, the benefits of making a difference on your business, and practical ways that employers and employees can positively impact others at work. The conclusion and observations in this white paper are supported by research conducted as part of the NorthCoast 99 program as well as the most up-to-date published research on the topic. Specifically, the white paper covers:

  • Why make a difference at work and in the community
  • How employers can make a difference at work
  • How to empower employees to make a difference at work
  • Practical ways that employees can make a difference at work

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September 3. 2013

2013 NorthCoast 99 Winners Report

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September 3. 2013

This FREE benchmark report summarizes best practices and innovative trends in the workplace among the 2013 NorthCoast 99 winners in recruiting, selection and on-boarding; compensation, rewards, and appreciation; training, development, and performance management; work/life and wellness; leadership, empowerment, and involvement; and community impact.

 

April 1. 2013

White Paper: Flexible Work - Trends & Best Practices

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April 1. 2013

The following white paper, based on analysis of the 2012 NorthCoast 99 winners, as well as national and local employers, explores trends in flexible work practices. Specifically, the white paper summarizes:

  • Overview of trends in flexible work
  • Research evidence: The business benefits of flexible work
  • What top talent wants: The case for flexible work and work/life balance
  • Best practices and examples of effective flexible work
  • Recommendations for implementing flexible work

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February 6. 2013

White Paper: The Right Fit: How Top Employers Find the Perfect Candidate

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February 6. 2013

The following white paper, based on detailed analysis of the 2012 NorthCoast 99 Winners' recruiting practices, explores common and unique recruiting tools and practices of top employers. Specifically, the white paper summarizes:

  • Preferred recruiting tools of top employers
  • Unique and creative recruiting tools
  • Overlooked talent pools
  • The recruitment message
  • Is your recruiting working? Tips for measuring success

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October 31. 2012

White Paper: Creating a Positive Candidate & New-Hire Experience

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October 31. 2012

This white paper is based on a detailed analysis of survey data and feedback collected from hundreds of new-hires on their organizations' hiring, selection, and on-boarding practices in the 2012 NorthCoast 99 application process. Specifically, the white paper summarizes:

  • What candidate and new-hire experience is and what it affects
  • The variables that influence candidate and new-hire experience
  • The differentiators between an exceptional and poor experience
  • The factors, as described directly by new-hires, that create a positive experience
  • Research-driven recommendations for improving candidate and new-hire experience

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August 28. 2012

2012 NorthCoast 99 Winners Report

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August 28. 2012

This benchmark report summarizes best practices and innovative trends among the 2012 NorthCoast 99 winners in attracting and finding, paying and rewarding, developing, supporting, leading and empowering top performers.

Note: This report is available to all 2012 NorthCoast 99 applicants at no cost. Non-applicants can purchase the report.

To purchase this report, download the following order form contact us at 440-684-9700 or nc99@yourERC.com.

200+ pages of data

This exclusive 200+ page benchmark report, compiled using data provided by the NorthCoast 99 winners, features:

  • Dozens of HR metrics, including targeted metrics for top performers
  • Hundreds of data points on workplace practices and policies
  • Data breakouts by industry and organizational size (in Northeast Ohio)
  • Summaries of common winner workplace practices
  • Hundreds of examples of actual workplace practices and innovations
  • Analysis of what makes top performers stay at organizations, attributes they look for in jobs, attributes that would make them leave their jobs, and their engagement
  • Analysis of new-hire feedback as well as key drivers of new-hire satisfaction and engagement

August 25. 2012

White Paper: Defining a Top Performer

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August 25. 2012

This white paper is based on research from the NorthCoast 99 winners regarding how their organizations define a top performer and use these definitions to guide their selection, performance management, and other workplace practices. It is ideal for organizations seeking to build a workplace for top performers and those participating in the NorthCoast 99 program. Specifically, the paper summarizes:

  • Why it’s important to define a top performer and focus on top talent specifically
  • How top performers are defined at organizations, including descriptions of key competencies and behaviors top performers exhibit and how these vary by industry
  • Two step-by-step models for defining and identifying top talent
  • Ways to consistently integrate this definition into your workplace and HR practices
  • Three ways to create a workplace culture that attracts, retains, and engages top performers

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August 20. 2012

White Paper: Drivers of Top Performer Retention

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August 20. 2012

This white paper, based on research from ERC's 2011 Top Performer Engagement Survey conducted through the NorthCoast 99 program, showcases the key drivers (workplace factors) that most influence the retention of top performers in Northeast Ohio – specifically what makes top performers stay at their employers and what makes them leave their organizations. It also identifies specific workplace factors influencing top performer retention by industry, including manufacturing, health and human services/non-profits, and professional services organizations.

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