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Diversity and inclusion: it’s time to champion greater social mobility for young talent DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: IT’S TIME TO CHAMPION GREATER SOCIAL MOBILITY FOR YOUNG TALENT

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Feb 24, 2020

How can HR practitioners attract and nurture a wholly diverse workforce, and why should they? That’s a big ask for one article, but in this piece I’m going to try to summarise the opportunities that employers have in recruiting a more diverse workforce. These days we speak a lot about em...

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6 Traits That All Successful Workforce Development Programs Have In Common 6 TRAITS THAT ALL SUCCESSFUL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS HAVE IN COMMON

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Feb 23, 2020

Successful workforce development programs cover a wide range of subject matter. It could be anything from orienting yourself with corporate software to learning a new language before being posted abroad. The beauty of using a workforce training LMS is that you can align your content with employee ga...

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Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020 WORKPLACE WELLNESS TRENDS FOR HR MANAGERS IN 2020

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Feb 21, 2020

There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers, causing a shift ...

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Five mistakes to avoid with employee benefits FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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Feb 19, 2020

While there is no doubt that companies put in a lot of work and money to set up a new employee benefit scheme, it’s important not to then fall into the five most common mistakes which can lead to the scheme’s failure. Towergate Health & Protection highlights five key mistakes to avoi...

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Struggling to Unify Your Work Teams? Here STRUGGLING TO UNIFY YOUR WORK TEAMS? HERE'S HOW TECHNOLOGY HELPS

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Feb 19, 2020

The success of any business is contingent on its ability to unite its people toward a singular vision. For businesses with a burgeoning workforce or customer base, especially, your ability to stay connected in your work—across departments, throughout leadership hierarchies and with fellow coll...

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The Value of Bringing our Authenticity to Work THE VALUE OF BRINGING OUR AUTHENTICITY TO WORK

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Feb 19, 2020

We’ve all heard the phrase, “if it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, then it must be a duck”. This has been attributed to many potential sources, including Joseph McCarthy. We may use this phrase at work to describe the behavior of a co-worker or manager. Our ability to bring ou...

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How to Bolster Employee Confidence HOW TO BOLSTER EMPLOYEE CONFIDENCE

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Feb 18, 2020

When we feel good about ourselves, our workplace performance and our career prospects, our work tends to thrive. That positive feeling is confidence. Although sometimes perceived as a fixed trait, confidence is actually a “soft,” or difficult-to-measure, skill that changes over time. Ind...

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Employee Onboarding Training: 8 Major Differences Between An LXP And An LMS EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING TRAINING: 8 MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN LXP AND AN LMS

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Feb 18, 2020

The quality of your onboarding training can mean the difference between retaining or losing your new hires. It’s not something you can leave to chance. That’s the reason to welcome the arrival of Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs). Organisations and new hires alike recognise the import...

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How To Measure The Business Impact Of Your Workforce Training Programs HOW TO MEASURE THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Feb 17, 2020

Given the significant investment of time and money organizations make in workforce training programs, there is an intrinsic need to ascertain their impact on business. Not only does this have a bearing on approvals on further investments, but it can also serve as a great cue to determine which progr...

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Machine Learning for recruitment and Hiring MACHINE LEARNING FOR RECRUITMENT AND HIRING

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Feb 17, 2020

The digitalization is working not only for a scientific purpose aligned with the corporate culture, but over the years, various technological developments have increased its role in the growth of organized businesses. With the introduction of machine learning (ML) in human resource management, digit...

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Do Your Company Values Drive Employee Engagement? DO YOUR COMPANY VALUES DRIVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

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Feb 14, 2020

What does your company stand for? Better yet, what do you as an individual stand for? Identifying and understanding the values and beliefs that define you (or your company) is a critical step in solidifying personal or corporate branding. To put it simply, company values define culture, and a compan...

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4 Ways Blockchain Can Revolutionize Human Resource Management 4 WAYS BLOCKCHAIN CAN REVOLUTIONIZE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 13, 2020

HR is often considered the heart of an organization. A well-managed and efficient HR team is uniquely positioned to completely change a business. From curating culture to processing payroll to administering benefits, HR touches every aspect of the employee experience. Today, however, much of HR&rsqu...

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Adopting a talent optimization strategy ADOPTING A TALENT OPTIMIZATION STRATEGY

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Feb 12, 2020

Business is a balancing act comprised of trade offs, often competing objectives, and strategic decision-making. As the war for talent rages and the demographics of the workforce continue to change, the candidate and employee experience have shifted from being just HR considerations to being business...

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How HR Software will Change Ways of Doing Business in the future? HOW HR SOFTWARE WILL CHANGE WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?

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Feb 12, 2020

Which new technologies are influencing the evolution of the HR software? These new technologies will not only shape online HR software but will be a determining and transformative factor that will affect the workforce of the future. New technologies, new HR software, new way of doing business? A num...

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What does the new Conservative government have in store for HR professionals? WHAT DOES THE NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT HAVE IN STORE FOR HR PROFESSIONALS?

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Feb 12, 2020

In December, the Conservative Party achieved a landslide victory in the General Election by securing 365 seats in the House of Commons. This historic win enabled Boris Johnson and his party to overcome the political impasse that the government has encountered since the Brexit referendum. As a result...

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3 WORKPLACE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND 3 WORKPLACE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

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Feb 11, 2020

While no HR professional has a crystal ball, it is possible to fairly anticipate what an effective organization might look like in the years to come. And one consistent theme is the importance of employee development. That’s why we wanted to kick off a new year of HR Break Room™ by sitti...

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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Games in Leadership Training 5 SURPRISING REASONS TO USE GAMES IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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Feb 11, 2020

2020 may be the year of compliance, but this doesn’t mean you should forget about investing in employees’ professional growth and leadership development. Ditch the boring team-building activities your employees despise, and achieve better results with technology and games! Here are five ...

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Listen and act: how to get employee experience management right LISTEN AND ACT: HOW TO GET EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT RIGHT

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Feb 11, 2020

As the science behind employee engagement evolves, it’s become clear just how much businesses can gain from a happy and involved workforce. From improved performance, to reduced attrition, increased revenue and even a better customer experience, employee engagement is at the heart of business ...

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Great training is key to creating a positive employee experience GREAT TRAINING IS KEY TO CREATING A POSITIVE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Feb 10, 2020

You’d love to have employees working for you who are the type that always want to learn new things and grow, right? Right. Engaged employees spend more of their time working to improve their performance through training and development. They are the type of workers every company wants, and the...

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5 Things HR Can Do To Improve Employee Output 5 THINGS HR CAN DO TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE OUTPUT

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Feb 10, 2020

Employees are companies most valuable asset – Without the talent, knowledge and expertise those employed bring to an organisation, it’s safe to say that the business world would be a very different landscape. Human Resources is often held responsible for owning the employee value strateg...

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6 Reasons To Invest In Employee Onboarding In Your Organization 6 REASONS TO INVEST IN EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Feb 10, 2020

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This holds particularly true when it comes to employee onboarding. It's a new hire's introduction to the organization and the experience has a significant impact on employee retention. Unfortunately, that's why it's rare to se...

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What WHAT'S A LEARNING EXPERIENCE PLATFORM AND HOW IT ENHANCES YOUR EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

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Feb 06, 2020

Learning Experience Platforms: Boosting Employee Onboarding: Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) are a coming force in digital learning, offering a flexible solution to organisations’ needs. And a key area where they can make an impact is onboarding. So, how can the implementation of an LXP h...

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From Marketing to HR: 6 Employer Branding Tips FROM MARKETING TO HR: 6 EMPLOYER BRANDING TIPS

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Feb 06, 2020

As one of the panelists of the Blurred lines: When HR and marketing come together session at the inaugural EMBARC HR Innovators Summit, HubSpot Senior Manager of Employer Brand Hannah Fleishman has gathered many lessons from the field as an HR-marketer. With a marketing communications background, Fl...

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New Hire Online Training Myths Busted: 5 Common Misconceptions About Employee Onboarding Software NEW HIRE ONLINE TRAINING MYTHS BUSTED: 5 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING SOFTWARE

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Feb 06, 2020

Before starting your first job, you probably heard your fair share of rumors. Now that you’re on the other side, which ones would you like your team to dispel? The Most Common New Hire Online Training And Employee Onboarding Software Myths. It's not always easy to be empathetic. But for so...

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3 Steps To Leverage Training For Your Employees’ Well-Being 3 STEPS TO LEVERAGE TRAINING FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES’ WELL-BEING

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Feb 06, 2020

Recent research has shone a light on the importance of Learning and Development (L&D) to ensure your employees are happy and healthy, in and outside the workplace. Organizations across industries are all facing a common challenge: maintaining their employees’ well-being. Today’s fier...

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Could this one word improve our mental health at work? COULD THIS ONE WORD IMPROVE OUR MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK?

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Feb 05, 2020

In the run up to the new year, I had the pleasure of speaking to international keynote speaker and mental health influencer, Rob Stephenson. Rob is the CEO of Form, and the Chief Catalyst of BetterSpace. He has an enthusiasm for life that is infectious, and a presence in the room that is impossible ...

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The human touch: How great technology helps teams maximize performance THE HUMAN TOUCH: HOW GREAT TECHNOLOGY HELPS TEAMS MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE

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Feb 04, 2020

As technology leaders, we have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure that our teams – whether regional or globally based – conduct work with the efficiency and maximize performance, using software and hardware solutions to deliver the best products and services to our clients and ...

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6 hiring trends that are changing how IT talent is found 6 HIRING TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING HOW IT TALENT IS FOUND

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Feb 03, 2020

A tight market for IT talent is leading to a shift in how tech pros are discovered, hired and then engaged once on board. While some of the advances are technology-driven, others emphasize the culture your organization cultivates to attract and retain top talent. A new report from LinkedIn warns tha...

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Why Do Continuous Rewards and Recognition in the Workplace Work? WHY DO CONTINUOUS REWARDS AND RECOGNITION IN THE WORKPLACE WORK?

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Feb 03, 2020

Motivating employees is one of the most important, and costly, HR activities. It involves the guidance and oversight of finance and HR, plus it needs managers and department heads on the ground to report on performance. Annual pay rises or bonuses are a heavy overhead for companies so they can&rsquo...

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3 Key Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning and Development 3 KEY TIPS FOR CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION THROUGH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Feb 02, 2020

Recent research has highlighted how the Learning and Development (L&D) landscape is chock full of innovative practices. L&D professionals provide some key strategies that illustrate how the journey to fostering a culture of innovation throughout your organization can start in the training ro...

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One Ring to Rule Them All? The HR, Talent and Learning Ecosystem Debate ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL? THE HR, TALENT AND LEARNING ECOSYSTEM DEBATE

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Jan 31, 2020

As the range and diversity of HR, talent and learning solutions continues to grow, creating the right digital ecosystem is becoming increasingly mission critical to organisations today. Full suites that offer modules for each different discipline of learning, performance, talent management, workforc...

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Coronavirus: How should HR prepare? CORONAVIRUS: HOW SHOULD HR PREPARE?

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Jan 30, 2020

With the world intently watching as the coronavirus spreads, HR professionals would be wise to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak among their workers. We asked Dr Adrian Hyzler, Chief Medical Officer at Healix International, to offer some guidance on how best to respond. With the headlines c...

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Employee Offboarding: How to Communicate with Departing Employees EMPLOYEE OFFBOARDING: HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH DEPARTING EMPLOYEES

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Jan 29, 2020

Employee offboarding rarely gets the attention employee onboarding does, and that’s a huge mistake. A documented, formal offboarding process, even for remote employees, prevents legal and security issues. It can provide feedback for improving processes and leaves the door open for some employe...

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How to Drive a Culture of Performance Management HOW TO DRIVE A CULTURE OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 29, 2020

Employees are the backbone of the organization and their happiness directly correlates with happy customers. This is even more important than ever as companies become multi-generational, challenging traditional HR processes including talent management. Many CEOs cite misalignment of talent process a...

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Recruiting Gen Z? Offer These Benefits RECRUITING GEN Z? OFFER THESE BENEFITS

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Jan 28, 2020

In 2020, Generation Z will make up almost 36 percent of the U.S. workforce. From embracing work from home to expecting (and demanding) workplace diversity, Gen Z is changing the way we work. With this individualistic, digitally native generation entering the labor force in droves, employers need to ...

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5 Ways to Incorporate HR Strategy in the C-suite 5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE HR STRATEGY IN THE C-SUITE

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Jan 27, 2020

The C-suite’s focus on business strategy has long been accused of focusing on profit over people. Yet, thanks to increased awareness and indeed appreciation of the benefits that strong people-centred policies and good HR focus can bring, a step change is taking place in business and more speci...

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Creating Robust Programs To Retain Top Talent CREATING ROBUST PROGRAMS TO RETAIN TOP TALENT

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Jan 27, 2020

High potentials form the backbone of a leadership program run by an organization. With the evolution of business leaders, expectations from leadership development programs have grown exponentially. Every organization understands that they need the smartest and wisest of leaders to bring their busine...

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7 Elements Missing From Your Current Workforce Development Strategy 7 ELEMENTS MISSING FROM YOUR CURRENT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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Jan 26, 2020

Something isn’t quite right about your workforce development strategy. But how do you know what’s lacking? More importantly what benefits can a new LMS bring to your business by bridging the gaps? What is workforce development? From retaining your top talent to avoiding compliance compli...

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Keeping Employee Records: Everything You Need to Know KEEPING EMPLOYEE RECORDS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 24, 2020

Here at BambooHR, we like to say that human resources is about the peoplework, not the paperwork. That being said, keeping employee records accurate, up-to-date, and secure is an essential part of HR’s role. Without organized, clean record-keeping, there’s no time to focus on the peoplew...

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Should payroll be finance or HR’s responsibility? SHOULD PAYROLL BE FINANCE OR HR’S RESPONSIBILITY?

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Jan 24, 2020

Across many organisations, payroll is undoubtedly a highly valued function, yet one burning question is yet to be unanswered in the minds of HR and finance professionals. This question continues to be a topic of much debate with some people thinking payroll should reside within the HR function, othe...

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Tech Trends for HR Managers: The Year Ahead TECH TRENDS FOR HR MANAGERS: THE YEAR AHEAD

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Jan 24, 2020

HR managers are in the midst of a global revolution for the better. We’re currently experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first of these revolutions saw the introduction of mechanization with both steam and water power. The second featured mass production made possible by electric...

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2020 Goals for Small Businesses Who Put Employees First 2020 GOALS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WHO PUT EMPLOYEES FIRST

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Jan 24, 2020

Of course, we had to start the year with a goals/resolution type post. Are you even a blogger if you don’t? In all seriousness, I start here for one big reason. I don’t hear many small business leaders talking about their people-related goals. If I ask, they will tell me how many people ...

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5 Features that will make your Recruitment App 5 FEATURES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR RECRUITMENT APP

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Jan 24, 2020

If your app doesn’t give the users what they want, it will be ditched like a hot potato. The question that arises now is what can you do to avoid such a fate for your app? When it comes to recruitment mobile app development, there are certain features that you must not miss out on and we are g...

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Workplace wellbeing: is wearable technology the new data source for HR? WORKPLACE WELLBEING: IS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY THE NEW DATA SOURCE FOR HR?

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Jan 23, 2020

There is no question that wearable technology is here to stay. These devices are having a definite impact on wellbeing, helping businesses across the world help to keep their employees healthy. Here, we are going to look at the specific ways wearable technology is helping to improve wellbeing, while...

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Employee Engagement Leads to Organization Success EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT LEADS TO ORGANIZATION SUCCESS

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Jan 23, 2020

If you ask one of your friends who quit her company in the recent past, the most likely reason would be ‘My work did not get valued’, or ‘office-politics’, or ‘career growth’, or ‘no increment’ or ‘team-lead or manager problem’, or ‘g...

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WHAT WILL BUSINESS LEADERS WANT IN 2020? WHAT WILL BUSINESS LEADERS WANT IN 2020?

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Jan 22, 2020

How will the 8 Key Insights for 2019 have moved?Over the last 12 months we have provided some additional commentary around eight insights that business leaders told us were 2019 priorities. These are recorded in the Mindshop 2019 Business Leader Report. Here’s an overview of what we saw and wh...

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10 Best Practices For Engaging Employees In Culture Change 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN CULTURE CHANGE

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Jan 21, 2020

10 Practices To Boost Your Organizational Culture. Two months after listening to a talk, the average listener will remember only about 25% of what was said. In fact, after we have learned something, we tend to forget from one-half to one-third of it within eight hours. Ever heard of the "milk p...

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The 5 top feedback skills for great performance management THE 5 TOP FEEDBACK SKILLS FOR GREAT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 21, 2020

Great performance management requires managers to create an environment in which employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. Being able to do that will depend heavily on whether you’ve mastered these five essential performance management skills. Good communication is achie...

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The 2020 Compliance Updates Impacting Your Mid-Sized Business THE 2020 COMPLIANCE UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR MID-SIZED BUSINESS

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Jan 21, 2020

From an influx of gig workers to an increase in pro-employee legislature, employers have to keep up with the growing demands of the ever-changing work landscape. As new federal and state laws continue to evolve, it’s more important than ever that employers stay on top of deadlines and requirem...

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How New Hire Onboarding Can Help You Keep Your Organization Standards High HOW NEW HIRE ONBOARDING CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR ORGANIZATION STANDARDS HIGH

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Jan 20, 2020

It’s not all bad news. New hires reasonably go through an adjustment period before they can perform at their best. And research by Glassdoor has found that organizations with a formal onboarding process improve new-hire productivity by 70%. Informal onboarding lacks a solid plan for employee i...

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Welcome to 2020: HR trends that will define the new decade WELCOME TO 2020: HR TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE THE NEW DECADE

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Jan 20, 2020

According to a recent WorldatWork study on financial well-being conducted at the end of 2019 in partnership with Computershare, life events (39 percent), rising health care costs (34 percent) and personal debt (22 percent) were identified as leading stressors in the workplace. In a tight labor force...

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Developing the Mindset for Inclusive Leadership DEVELOPING THE MINDSET FOR INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

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Jan 17, 2020

Efforts to reduce workplace bias and inclusion have become widespread, yet the demographics of leadership positions at most organizations remain unchanged. Research demonstrates that organizations with diverse representation and inclusive practices perform better. Last year The Wall Street Journal a...

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The Growing Role AI Will Play in HSAs and Employee Benefits THE GROWING ROLE AI WILL PLAY IN HSAS AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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Jan 16, 2020

Among the areas where AI will likely continue to have big impacts are health savings accounts (HSAs) and employee benefits. HSAs have existed since 2004 and have seen little innovation or change since. Now, with forward-looking administrators applying AI, the HSA and employee benefits markets are be...

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5 tips for building a strong employer brand 5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A STRONG EMPLOYER BRAND

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Jan 16, 2020

Due to today’s talent shortage, job-seekers have the freedom to be more selective when choosing their employers. As a result, candidates have started to do extensive research about organizations before attending interviews. Building a strong employer brand is essential to attracting these cand...

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How can HR boost performance and productivity in 2020? HOW CAN HR BOOST PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY IN 2020?

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Jan 15, 2020

The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) most recent Labour Productivity report revealed that UK workforce productivity fell by 0.5% in Apr-Jun 2019 (versus Apr-Jun 2018) – the sharpest drop in five years. Prior to this, the ONS announced two quarters of zero growth in productivity. It ...

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3 Things You MUST Communicate to New Hires the First Day 3 THINGS YOU MUST COMMUNICATE TO NEW HIRES THE FIRST DAY

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Jan 15, 2020

Considering your current onboarding processes, how might this new employee respond? Was he impressed and excited? Or, did he feel confused or bored the entire day? According to Gallup, only 10 percent of employees strongly agree that their company does a good job onboarding. This means we’re m...

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4 DIVERSITY FACTORS IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH 4 DIVERSITY FACTORS IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH

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Jan 15, 2020

Over the last 12 months in particular there has been an increase in the number of hiring managers asking questions about the diversity of an executive search shortlist. This has even occurred when the search has been successfully completed and the shortlist of three or four candidates represent an e...

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9 Great Tools That Enable Employee Engagement 9 GREAT TOOLS THAT ENABLE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Jan 14, 2020

Employee engagement is not just a passing trend. It is a crucial factor that determines the success of your business. The concept is quite simple – when you, as a manager/leader make people feel emotionally invested in your company, they’ll do everything in their power to improve product...

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Hiring In Healthcare: How Can Tech Help? HIRING IN HEALTHCARE: HOW CAN TECH HELP?

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Jan 14, 2020

There are some crucial stats to embrace to understand the current positioning of both US and global healthcare, and what that means for hiring. Specifically: From 2010 to 2019 (i.e. a full decade), no sector added more net jobs to the U.S. economy than healthcare. Overall in the U.S., the sector emp...

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Does Your Workplace Keep Employees in a Box? DOES YOUR WORKPLACE KEEP EMPLOYEES IN A BOX?

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Jan 13, 2020

Humans have one unique ability that sets us apart from machines and animals: The ability to imagine and create. But has your workforce been given the opportunity to be human? Are you providing employees the space to achieve their full potential? Or worse, is your workplace actually working against t...

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3 Reasons why content marketing is a brilliant strategy for recruiters 3 REASONS WHY CONTENT MARKETING IS A BRILLIANT STRATEGY FOR RECRUITERS

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Jan 13, 2020

Content marketing is one of the biggest trends in recruitment marketing at the moment – and it looks here to stay. A relatively inexpensive way to get your message out to your target market (no printing, no design and no event/sponsorship costs), the key is to make sure that you spend your tim...

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What HR can do to move the dial on inclusion WHAT HR CAN DO TO MOVE THE DIAL ON INCLUSION

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Jan 10, 2020

Do people genuinely feel valued, accepted and supported at work, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances? Or are people hiding behind a ‘work’ persona, worried that being their true selves will hinder their career progression or affect their working relationships with c...

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How the Best Managers Identify and Develop Talent HOW THE BEST MANAGERS IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP TALENT

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Jan 09, 2020

Great managers are typically experts in their fields with a strong performance history and an interest in being in charge. But to lead effectively they need to develop another skill, one that is often overlooked: talent management. The ability to see talent before others see it (internally and exter...

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Listening to Others – Employee Voice LISTENING TO OTHERS – EMPLOYEE VOICE

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Jan 07, 2020

We all want to feel that our experience, ideas, and opinions matter. We want to feel valued by our employers, by our supervisors, and by our teams. In other words, we want to feel heard. The level to which employees feel they can voice their input to an organization that listens, understands, and re...

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5 HR challenges in the renewable energy industry, and how to overcome them 5 HR CHALLENGES IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY, AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Jan 07, 2020

The renewable energy industry is rapidly evolving, with solar, wind and hydropower projects being rolled out at their fastest rate in four years. According to the International Energy Agency, renewable power capacity is expected to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, by which time the world’s...

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People Analytics: How to Solve Business Problems PEOPLE ANALYTICS: HOW TO SOLVE BUSINESS PROBLEMS

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Jan 06, 2020

Every business has problems they want to solve. It could be a small problem or a large one. The key to solving business problems is Gathering the right data and information. Having a good approach or system for problem-solving. Unfortunately, there are times when organizations approach problem-solvi...

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Partnership with finance: the holy grail for HR? PARTNERSHIP WITH FINANCE: THE HOLY GRAIL FOR HR?

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Jan 06, 2020

It’s safe to say that the past year has thrown up more than its fair share of challenges for businesses. From ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, to the trade war between the US and China, and regulations such as gender pay gap reporting, with more soon to follow for BAME groups. Add to this th...

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Helping Demystify HR for Small Businesses HELPING DEMYSTIFY HR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jan 03, 2020

One of the great joys of working for a company that focuses on building better workplaces is being surrounded by inspiring colleagues that truly care about the new world of work. A few weeks ago, Zenefits added Tracy Cote as its Chief People Officer. She has deep human resources experience, helping ...

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How the HR Department Can Have a Positive Impact on Company Culture HOW THE HR DEPARTMENT CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON COMPANY CULTURE

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Jan 03, 2020

When it comes to the HR department of a company, there can be more to it than hiring and firing. Not only can HR have an impact in relating to the employees, but it can also be influential in shaping the company’s culture, as well. Taking charge of the way that you affect company culture could...

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What challenges will HR departments face in 2020? WHAT CHALLENGES WILL HR DEPARTMENTS FACE IN 2020?

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Jan 02, 2020

We are undoubtedly living through a period of unprecedented change. Technological progress in all corners of daily life is bringing dramatic shifts to the way people engage, consume, communicate – and, especially, the way they work. As we draw closer to the beginning of a new decade, it seems ...

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How critical is skill gap analysis in Digital HR? HOW CRITICAL IS SKILL GAP ANALYSIS IN DIGITAL HR?

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Jan 02, 2020

Skill gap analysis has been recognized as one of the most important tool to understand an organization’s need, like hiring, training the employee. Any way there are several organizations that don’t have a structured process for such analysis. Most organizations don’t consider it im...

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How HRTech will change everything HOW HRTECH WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING

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Jan 02, 2020

Worldwide, nearly 200 million companies employ about 3 billion workers. Around a sixth of these workers, or 500 millionworkers, will change jobs this year, at a total direct and indirect cost to employers of roughly 10% of overall payroll. That’s around $3 trillionbusiness spend annually just ...

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4 Dynamic & Creative Approaches to Staff Training 4 DYNAMIC & CREATIVE APPROACHES TO STAFF TRAINING

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Jan 01, 2020

What your staff can do today is important, but it pales in comparison to what your staff will be capable of doing tomorrow. This is because employees are high-return investments: if you treat them well and give them the support they need, your employees become immensely more valuable over time. It&r...

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It’s Time for American Businesses to Step to the Plate on Hiring Workers with Disabilities IT’S TIME FOR AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO STEP TO THE PLATE ON HIRING WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

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Jan 01, 2020

Chances are, in your workplace today, there are empty seats you wish were filled with qualified and motivated employees. You are not alone. Today in America there are more than seven million unfilled jobs. And there are also more than ten million Americans with disabilities who are ready, willing, a...

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The 7 hidden benefits of team-building activities THE 7 HIDDEN BENEFITS OF TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES

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Dec 31, 2019

Team-building activities can strengthen company culture and provide a wide variety of benefits. You probably already know that team building creates a stronger bond between employees, improves team communication and encourages collaboration. But how about some of the other, lesser known benefits tha...

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Safety online training: 7 tips and tricks to prepare employees for every eventuality SAFETY ONLINE TRAINING: 7 TIPS AND TRICKS TO PREPARE EMPLOYEES FOR EVERY EVENTUALITY

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Dec 31, 2019

Are your employees equipped to handle unexpected work challenges that come their way? Do they know how to navigate on-the-job emergencies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips and tricks to prepare your employees for every eventuality. Safety online training: Prepare your employees for every eve...

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Five communication tips to give engagement surveys a happy end FIVE COMMUNICATION TIPS TO GIVE ENGAGEMENT SURVEYS A HAPPY END

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Dec 30, 2019

Storytelling can be the difference between taking people with you and having your message fizzle out – and with so much investment in employee engagement surveys and the benefits to be had from the insights, that’s the last thing you want. Here’s what to do to get the best chance o...

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How HR Teams Support Scaling in Hyper-Growth Mode HOW HR TEAMS SUPPORT SCALING IN HYPER-GROWTH MODE

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Dec 27, 2019

Businesses today are growing faster than ever. Increased globalization, combined with better business technologies, is helping organizations hire and scale in a way that’s more distributed and — in an ideal world — more efficient. But we all know what they say about the best-laid p...

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Top HR trends to look out for in 2020 TOP HR TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

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Dec 26, 2019

2020 is set to be a transformative year for Human Resource as digitalisation is set to transform the way employers engage with their employees. And with automation changing work processes, it’s vital for the role of HR to evolve to ensure that it stays relevant and effective in getting the bes...

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4 HR Trends That Will Impact Your Workplace Culture in 2020 4 HR TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE IN 2020

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Dec 26, 2019

A new year is fast approaching and, with it, comes new laws, opportunities, and potential challenges for HR professionals. But creating a positive workplace culture is likely to be a constant activity, this year and next. So, what are the top HR trends that will lend to building a positive work cult...

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4 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference in Your Hiring Process 4 LITTLE CHANGES THAT’LL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR HIRING PROCESS

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Dec 25, 2019

Hiring the best talent is what will allow your company to grow and become even more successful. You’ve probably put a lot of thought into your hiring process, but there is always room for improvement. These four changes will make a big difference in your hiring process. Most job descriptions s...

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UltiPro vs. Workday: HCM Software For Global Companies ULTIPRO VS. WORKDAY: HCM SOFTWARE FOR GLOBAL COMPANIES

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Dec 24, 2019

Your global company needs a human capital management (HCM) software that combines HR management data, payroll, and talent management in a single data source. As you research, you’ll likely need to compare UltiPro vs. Workday, as they’re both global payroll and HR solutions. But multinati...

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6 Practical Tips for Retaining Employees in 2020 6 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR RETAINING EMPLOYEES IN 2020

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Dec 23, 2019

Recent research suggests that companies need a proactive strategy for retaining employees. More than three out of four employees who left an organization in 2019 could have been retained, according to a Work Institute study covering 250,000 US employees. There can be several causes of attrition. Bla...

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How Learning And Development Connects Humans And AI HOW LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONNECTS HUMANS AND AI

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Dec 22, 2019

More often than not, articles and reports about Artificial Intelligence center on how machines will replace people and take all our jobs. The reality is not so sinister, but technology will continue to change the skills that organizations require to be effective and successful. It’s critical t...

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Annual appraisals foster workplace discrimination ANNUAL APPRAISALS FOSTER WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

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Dec 20, 2019

The existing annual performance review model is defunct, fosters discrimination and needs replacing, says Ab Banerjee, CEO and Founder of ViewsHub. For many office workers the build-up to this year’s Christmas season will be marked by the dreaded annual performance appraisal. The prospect prov...

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The Art of Onboarding: How to Get It Right THE ART OF ONBOARDING: HOW TO GET IT RIGHT

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Dec 20, 2019

Onboarding is an integral but often overlooked process part of the candidate experience. Programs are frequently cursory, without any meaningful follow up to determine effectiveness. This situation leaves new hires wanting more, but forced to settle for less. To mitigate this, the same kind of high-...

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Back to the future: HR lessons from the last decade and predictions for the next one BACK TO THE FUTURE: HR LESSONS FROM THE LAST DECADE AND PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT ONE

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Dec 20, 2019

I’m very proud to be able to say that the HR function has always been at the forefront of change. After all, we are early adopters and advocates of change within our organisations. This stretches all the way back from the time of Fordism, when we were referred to as the ‘personnel’...

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Payroll tech trends guaranteed to boost employee experience PAYROLL TECH TRENDS GUARANTEED TO BOOST EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Dec 17, 2019

Is your company evolving with the technology and payroll policies that support the way today’s employees want to be paid? Payroll tech trends play a significant role in the employee experience, from payment-on-demand to GDPR compliance for the growing remote workforce. The way people are paid ...

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8 HR Tech Trends for 2020 Every Talent Leader Must Consider 8 HR TECH TRENDS FOR 2020 EVERY TALENT LEADER MUST CONSIDER

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Dec 17, 2019

As organizations gear up to welcome 2020, talent leaders are faced with a number of challenges. From an acute talent shortage to the battle for top talent, human resources professionals need to stay on top of their game to be able to provide insightful business decisions. We spoke to 10 HR experts w...

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Five actionable New Year’s resolutions for HR in 2020 FIVE ACTIONABLE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR HR IN 2020

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Dec 17, 2019

With a new year on the horizon, positivity and optimism beings to spread from person to person. The ‘new year, new me’ mantra gets most people striving to eat healthier, give up bad habits and attempt to conquer the gym. While harmless, if we are all openly honest, none of them actually ...

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The Role of HR in Employee Experience: 9 Ways To Boost Employee Retention Rates THE ROLE OF HR IN EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: 9 WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE RETENTION RATES

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Dec 16, 2019

Recruiting, hiring, and training the best employees take significant time and money investments. Without offering these workers a good employee experience, companies risk losing their investments when these employees forsake them for greener pastures. If workers stay in a poor work environment, thei...

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Workplace Engagement Starts With an Experiential Workplace Culture WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT STARTS WITH AN EXPERIENTIAL WORKPLACE CULTURE

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Dec 15, 2019

Aprincipal change in the American workplace over the past decade is the realization that the environment in which one works is nearly as important as the job itself. From the rise and fall (and return) of open floor plans, to amenities that range from the practical to the fanciful, today it’s ...

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Workplace Tips for the Holiday Blues WORKPLACE TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY BLUES

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Dec 13, 2019

We just survived Thanksgiving weekend and now, we brace ourselves for the rest of the holidays. While the holidays can bring joy to many, it can also bring increased anxiety and sadness to others. For most of us the season is an emotionally charged mixed-bag of ups and downs. Why do we tend to feel ...

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Working from Anywhere Works Better for Everyone WORKING FROM ANYWHERE WORKS BETTER FOR EVERYONE

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Dec 13, 2019

For almost as long as there have been employers and employees, hiring was based primarily on geography. Just about everyone lived within 30 miles or so of where they worked. Today, that is less and less the case as a host of cloud-based collaboration tools like video conferencing, document sharing a...

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The Importance Of AI In Learning And Development THE IMPORTANCE OF AI IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Dec 13, 2019

Data has long been coined the new oil, but data on its own won’t power your organization’s learning engine. It’s now critical to transform the data collected by your platform on your learners’ activities into actionable insights. These are used to create unique experiences wi...

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3 Ways Continuous Feedback Improves Performance 3 WAYS CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK IMPROVES PERFORMANCE

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Dec 12, 2019

How often do you conduct performance reviews in your organization? Are you still on the annual review cycle? If not, what did you replace it with? How long after a new hire starts do you check in with them to see how they are adjusting? What about people who give notice do you conduct an exit interv...

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7 Best Practices When Using Employee Onboarding Software 7 BEST PRACTICES WHEN USING EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING SOFTWARE

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Dec 12, 2019

New staffers are usually already insecure about their abilities. Even the brightest and most talented among them are afraid that they'll stumble on their first day. You need to prepare them for every challenge they might face and instill self-confidence. In that way, they will be ready to take o...

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The Hidden Benefits of Cultivating a Strong Culture Through Team Building THE HIDDEN BENEFITS OF CULTIVATING A STRONG CULTURE THROUGH TEAM BUILDING

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Dec 12, 2019

Team building can strengthen company culture and provide myriad benefits - stronger bonds between employees, improved team communication and better collaboration. But how about some of the other, lesser-known benefits that aren’t discussed as much, asks Candice Dedmon, Sales and Events Manager...

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How To Make Effective One To One Meetings Part Of Your Work Culture HOW TO MAKE EFFECTIVE ONE TO ONE MEETINGS PART OF YOUR WORK CULTURE

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Dec 11, 2019

Nearly 80% of managers leave one to one meetings feeling more motivated. But only 58% of employees can say the same. Effective one to one meetings should leave all involved parties feeling invigorated and positive about their contributions and goals.As a manager, here is what you need to know and do...

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Turn Your Hiring Manager from Adversary to Ally in 2020 TURN YOUR HIRING MANAGER FROM ADVERSARY TO ALLY IN 2020

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Dec 11, 2019

The life of a recruiter isn’t easy. It’s hard enough trying to find, engage and deliver amazing talent to our companies. Yet hundreds of HR leaders have shared that their biggest roadblock is actually internal: working with their own hiring managers (HMs). What do they mean? Hopefully, y...

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9 Great Serious Game Mechanics To Use In The Modern Workplace 9 GREAT SERIOUS GAME MECHANICS TO USE IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE

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Dec 10, 2019

Designing a serious game is a serious business. And, it can help grow your business and increase your employees' job performance. Thus, serious games are being adopted with lightning speed by many companies around the world. Training games, like all games, need certain mechanics to function prop...

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HR technology: why you can no longer ignore the deficit in 2020 HR TECHNOLOGY: WHY YOU CAN NO LONGER IGNORE THE DEFICIT IN 2020

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Dec 10, 2019

HR, as a profession, is too obsessed with predicting the future at the expense of acting now especially when it comes to investing in new technology. The arrival of a new year is the perfect time for organisations to take stock, and look at what they can do better in 2020. Whilst it can be argued th...

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Job Interview Tools Include AI Facial Scanning. Guidelines for Ethical Use in Recruiting JOB INTERVIEW TOOLS INCLUDE AI FACIAL SCANNING. GUIDELINES FOR ETHICAL USE IN RECRUITING

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Dec 09, 2019

Recruitment technology has experienced a boom since the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). What once were tasks performed by humans have been replaced by algorithms. Much of this has been developed out of necessity, as recruitment professionals are overwhelmed with the amount of administr...

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The Importance of Career Mapping with Your Employees THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREER MAPPING WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Dec 09, 2019

Do you want to know one of the best kept secrets in People Ops? It’s not even an obscure idea. In fact, it used to be much more prevalent.It’s an employee experience strategy called career mapping.Career mapping was more common before the advent of the Internet. People would join a compa...

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Hiring for High-Growth: 5 Tips For Finding Top Talent HIRING FOR HIGH-GROWTH: 5 TIPS FOR FINDING TOP TALENT

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Dec 09, 2019

You’re moving at a million miles per hour and you need the right people to help. How do you keep up with your growing company’s talent needs, while still keeping up with your other responsibilities? One of the most common challenges among growth-stage startups is recruitment. Often, orga...

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The gratitude effect: making workplaces more human THE GRATITUDE EFFECT: MAKING WORKPLACES MORE HUMAN

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Dec 09, 2019

Showing gratitude is not an uncommon practice in today’s world, and the ways that appreciation is shared have changed greatly. People are realising that they shouldn’t take things for granted, and are using different approaches to express their thankfulness, whether that’s inwardly...

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7 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN 2019 7 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN 2019

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Dec 08, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close it’s worth reflecting on the trends and patterns we saw emerging in Executive Search during the course of the year. In earlier blogs this year we reported on some of the trends that large organisations expect to see and you may have a bit of fun comparing our view of w...

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Boost Employee Morale and Motivate Employees with Financial Wellness BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE AND MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES WITH FINANCIAL WELLNESS

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Dec 06, 2019

Boosting morale and finding ways to motivate your employees are crucial when it comes to fostering healthy company culture. The portion of employees who say that they are not engaged at work or motivated to perform is astounding. According to a 2018 Gallup global study, 85% of employees are disengag...

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5 Essential Steps To Implement A Successful Employee Onboarding Process 5 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO IMPLEMENT A SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING PROCESS

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Dec 05, 2019

Think back to your first day on the job. You were probably pretty nervous. Yes, you were qualified enough to ace the interview and get hired, but you probably still felt out of your depth. What kind of help did you need? What little things can you remember the ones that helped and the ones that didn...

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The Age of the Super-Recruiter THE AGE OF THE SUPER-RECRUITER

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Dec 04, 2019

The challenges we face in terms of hiring span from finding the right talent to finding the technology that makes it possible. And we’ve seen an incredibly fast-paced phase of innovation in the field. At the forefront are leaders like Sanjoe Tom Jose, cofounder and CEO of Talview. Sanjoe is pa...

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Cultural IQ: The Key to Success in a Global Business Landscape CULTURAL IQ: THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN A GLOBAL BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

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Dec 04, 2019

Executives from business and government organizations recently gathered in Louisville, Ky. for a leadership summit that explored the future of global education and business. Diplomacy Begins Here was held to get young professionals geared up for the global business future ahead, which primarily focu...

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The Importance Of Utilizing A Corporate LMS For Successful Employee Training THE IMPORTANCE OF UTILIZING A CORPORATE LMS FOR SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE TRAINING

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Dec 03, 2019

The word LMS, many a time, makes us think of eLearning delivery and reports whereas the LMS makes entire corporate learning and development quicker, faster and better for both online and face-to-face delivery. Using LMS for employee training management is highly beneficial for the organization. When...

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How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees HOW TO CALCULATE HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Dec 02, 2019

Calculating holiday entitlement for your employees shouldn’t require a PhD in Advanced Mathematics; that’s why we’ve put together this simple guide that shows you how to calculate annual leave for your full and part time employees, along with new starters, leavers and shift workers...

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Hiring Process THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE HIRING PROCESS

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Dec 02, 2019

As artificial intelligence evolves, we’re going to increasingly rely on it for boosting the hiring process. In Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, author Max Tegmark asserts that the “rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other techno...

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HR Professionals Of The Future Will Be Data Scientists First HR PROFESSIONALS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE DATA SCIENTISTS FIRST

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Nov 29, 2019

HR and Rewards are experiencing a technological transformation, but it will require a transformation in HR skills too. Get it right and companies can expect to maximize ROI for technology and also mould their HR departments into strategic business partners, writes Ken Charman is CEO of uFlexReward. ...

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AI for recruiting – Your complete guide AI FOR RECRUITING – YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE

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Nov 28, 2019

Digital solutions and AI has revolutionised the business landscape in the last decade. Organisations are using smart digital solutions for achieving higher productivity at reduced costs. One area where AI is significantly making its presence felt, is recruitment. The Applicant Tracking System (ATS) ...

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3 Things a New HR Professional Needs to Succeed 3 THINGS A NEW HR PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TO SUCCEED

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Nov 27, 2019

There are probably many reasons why you decided to become an HR professional in the first place. Perhaps it’s because you’re driven by a desire to help others learn, grow, and develop in their respective careers. Or maybe it’s because you’ve got a sharp eye for spotting amazi...

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A clear vision for employee dev: Three top trends A CLEAR VISION FOR EMPLOYEE DEV: THREE TOP TRENDS

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Nov 27, 2019

Over the last twelve months, in response to the pressing need to prioritise staff recruitment and retention, we have seen a tremendous groundswell of enthusiasm and interest in employee development. Businesses are waking up to the idea that helping staff to bring their best, most fulfilled selves in...

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Best Employee Performance Review Guide and Practices BEST EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE REVIEW GUIDE AND PRACTICES

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Nov 27, 2019

The employee performance review is a key resource of crucial feedback both for the manager and employee. But not knowing what and how to convey such an important message is daunting and risky especially when it is critical to morale-boosting for an employee. So it is of great importance that we get ...

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Rethinking Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Human Resources RETHINKING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE’S ROLE IN HUMAN RESOURCES

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Nov 27, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is still seen as somewhat of a buzzword in the HR industry, but as companies continue to refine the technology, it seems the future of HR might already be here. AI has touched almost every other major business department, so why not HR? Fortunately, the spread of AI does...

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How Can You Use Personalized eLearning To Drive Employee Performance And Achieve Higher ROI HOW CAN YOU USE PERSONALIZED ELEARNING TO DRIVE EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVE HIGHER ROI

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Nov 26, 2019

My free eBook, How Can You Use Personalized eLearning To Drive Employee Performance And Achieve Higher ROI, is designed to help you understand the value of adopting personalized eLearning. It additionally provides insights on how it can be used to craft learning experiences that are relevant and eng...

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5 Biggest Challenges Of Using The 70 20 10 Model In Your Workforce Training 5 BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF USING THE 70 20 10 MODEL IN YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING

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Nov 26, 2019

Challenges Of Using The 70 20 10 Model. The 70 20 10 model proposes that: 70% is experiential learning, which happens through completing daily tasks, challenges, and practice. This learning is usually self-directed and allows employees to learn through on-the-job experiences. 20% is social learning ...

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Why Internal Mobility Is Key To Building the Workforce of the Future WHY INTERNAL MOBILITY IS KEY TO BUILDING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

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Nov 25, 2019

While many fear the future of work, the honest truth is that it is here already. Companies are in a high state of anxiety, trying to figure how best to adapt and ensure talent gaps are filled. Imbalances in the market such as income equality and the ratio of capable talent to high-skill jobs have re...

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Should HR and HCM become WR and WM? SHOULD HR AND HCM BECOME WR AND WM?

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Nov 25, 2019

Last week Thomas Otter and I met with executives from Workfront in update briefings that covered how the company sees the world of work, what it is offering in the market and how it sees the evolution of work management, which can be broadly termed 'worktech.' In the evening, Workfront hoste...

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Benefits in 2020: how can HR meet the changing needs of employees? BENEFITS IN 2020: HOW CAN HR MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF EMPLOYEES?

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Nov 25, 2019

There can be no denying that there are significant struggles for HR professionals today. The rising costs of employee benefits provision are proving a big challenge for many organisations as they try to juggle the differing needs and priorities of their employees. Our annual Benefits Strategy and Be...

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Employee Data Protection Paramount for Employers EMPLOYEE DATA PROTECTION PARAMOUNT FOR EMPLOYERS

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Nov 24, 2019

Employee data protection is a serious business. Some human resources professionals are failing to take employee data protection concerns seriously, according to a survey from GetApp, an online resource for businesses exploring software as a service (SaaS) products and a Gartner company. The survey r...

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6 Awesome Employee Onboarding Examples 6 AWESOME EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING EXAMPLES

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Nov 21, 2019

Let’s take a quick look at the statistics. According to the Glassdoor, organizations with a robust onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. Companies with weak onboarding programs lose the confidence of their candidates and are more likely to lose thes...

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Fostering a Disability-Inclusive Culture FOSTERING A DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE CULTURE

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Nov 21, 2019

Hiring is up in today’s tight labor market, including among people with disabilities and other often-overlooked groups. As more job seekers with disabilities are hired, employers are realizing the great potential in this large and diverse talent pool. However, bias and lack of awareness remain...

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8 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Office 8 WAYS TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING IN THE OFFICE

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Nov 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for everyone and everything we have in our lives. It’s an important time to reflect on your year, be together with family, friends, and coworkers, and give back to the greater community. While Thanksgiving is typically celebrated at home...

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HOW HUMAN RESOURCES BECAME A TECHNOLOGY POWERHOUSE HOW HUMAN RESOURCES BECAME A TECHNOLOGY POWERHOUSE

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Nov 20, 2019

The study of human resources has long been a passion of mine. I lived through the years when it was thought to be a purely administrative function. I fought through the years as we struggled to bring the HR perspective to the strategic table. I stumbled through the years when I was assigned tasks fr...

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HR technology: 6 Pieces of Advice to follow HR TECHNOLOGY: 6 PIECES OF ADVICE TO FOLLOW

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Nov 20, 2019

Do you lack automation in your department? Looking for tech-orienting your workplace? Tap your back! Because this article will read out some useful and important piece of advice you must follow before making a commitment. The commitment would be anything the merchant, right time to make a call, or t...

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Human Resources in 2020: Top Trends You Need to Follow HUMAN RESOURCES IN 2020: TOP TRENDS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW

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Nov 20, 2019

Every company needs to have an HR department. It’s the law, actually. But beyond the pressure of governing legislature, human resources are a vital component of every growth-oriented company nowadays, simply because of the value that HR professionals bring to the modern workplace, as well as t...

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5 Steps to Powering Continuous Learning in an Evolving Workplace 5 STEPS TO POWERING CONTINUOUS LEARNING IN AN EVOLVING WORKPLACE

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Nov 19, 2019

As automation and digitalization continuously reinvent work, employers and employees alike face the urgent challenge of keeping up with ever-shifting skill requirements. Doing so effectively in an endlessly evolving workplace, however, requires that organizations move from episodic corporate trainin...

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Should human resources stay human SHOULD HUMAN RESOURCES STAY HUMAN

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Nov 19, 2019

An important reminder to HR leaders and professionals to incorporate innately human qualities in the workplace in the face of increasing digital tools and technology. There is no question about whether HR must embrace technology and make the best use of new-age tools and digital platforms. However, ...

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Leadership: how to nurture emerging millennial leaders LEADERSHIP: HOW TO NURTURE EMERGING MILLENNIAL LEADERS

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Nov 18, 2019

Business is still seen by many as a mere factory for making money for shareholders, rather than as an organisation with intention of identifying solutions and improving quality of life for various stakeholders. A dominant strategy for many businesses is to put profits before people, forgetting that,...

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The Four Day Workweek: It’s Time to Assess Your Organization’s Time Management THE FOUR DAY WORKWEEK: IT’S TIME TO ASSESS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S TIME MANAGEMENT

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Nov 18, 2019

You might’ve read about Microsoft Japan testing the four-day workweek in the summer of 2019 recently. The story swept across the internet, in part, because the results were so eye-opening: Microsoft Japan found that employee productivity jumped 40 percent. Efficiency was increased in many othe...

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7 Ways Social Learning Facilitates Knowledge Sharing And Talent Development 7 WAYS SOCIAL LEARNING FACILITATES KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 17, 2019

One of the most amazing benefits of social learning is that it’s all about giving and taking. Employees have the opportunity to share what they know with the team as well as learn from others’ mistakes. Aside from structured online training tools, like demos and tutorials, employee train...

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How can we actively sustain our personal performance at work? HOW CAN WE ACTIVELY SUSTAIN OUR PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AT WORK?

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Nov 15, 2019

Looking after our physical selves at work has never been so important. Overwork, lack of managerial support and constant change create ideal circumstances for pressure and ultimately, executive burnout. The picture is not improving either. The rates of work related stress in the UK have remained fla...

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4 BENEFITS OF RECRUITMENT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 4 BENEFITS OF RECRUITMENT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Nov 14, 2019

We always remind clients of the need to start recruitment planned for the New Year, before Christmas. Why? Let’s say that they miss year’s end recruitment and start searching and recruiting in late January/early February (along with all of their competitors). They’ll make an offer ...

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Education Assistance Can Help Create Better Workplaces and a Better World EDUCATION ASSISTANCE CAN HELP CREATE BETTER WORKPLACES AND A BETTER WORLD

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Nov 14, 2019

We are faced with a significant talent drain in America. While we have a talented and capable workforce, there is a lack of education, training and support for many young workers as they pursue their education and start their careers. Recently Federal Reserve Chairman Powell noted during his testimo...

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Correctly Classifying Seasonal Employees CORRECTLY CLASSIFYING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

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Nov 13, 2019

There are several different classifications of employees and identifying an employee incorrectly can have major repercussions. Seasonal employees and temporary employees may seem as one in the same, but in fact, there are differences. Seasonal employees are ones who work around the same time each ye...

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5 ways to welcome a new employee 5 WAYS TO WELCOME A NEW EMPLOYEE

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Nov 12, 2019

Starting a new job can be a massively daunting task. There is a pressing urge to impress, and a need to prove competency. But the environment is foreign, and everybody is new! We already featured a post about building a strong overall onboarding process. So today, I thought I’d talk to some of...

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Tips To Consider Before Outsourcing Your Onboarding Training TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE OUTSOURCING YOUR ONBOARDING TRAINING

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Nov 12, 2019

There are many benefits to outsourcing your employee onboarding needs to an external corporate training company, but there are 10 factors you should consider beforehand to ensure you are making the best decision. One of the most important factors to consider is the amount of money you have to put to...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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Building a World-Class Remote Team BUILDING A WORLD-CLASS REMOTE TEAM

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Nov 08, 2019

The global economy and the rise of the remote workforce have changed how businesses are run. In fact, 53 percent of companies are using flexible talent to tap into a global talent pool and reduce employee turnover. What’s more, 66 percent of employers report increased productivity for remote w...

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Controlling Candidate Experience CONTROLLING CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

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Nov 07, 2019

Coming out of the 2019 HR Technology Conference & Expo, there seem to be a thousand emerging technologies to improve the hiring process. Machines can organize databases, create a better user experience and track end-to-end processes. Once we've conquered those things it's up to the human...

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Employee feedback: are employers asking the right questions? EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK: ARE EMPLOYERS ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

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Nov 07, 2019

It’s rare that I meet an employer that doesn’t run an employee survey. Whether it’s annually, monthly or daily, everyone reading this has probably completed one at least once while at work. I once worked for an organisation that sent their employee surveys out just after they issue...

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Why It’s Time to Improve Employee Scheduling WHY IT’S TIME TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE SCHEDULING

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Nov 07, 2019

In today’s workplace, predictability isn’t a guarantee. Research from the Economic Policy Institute found that around 10% of the U.S. workforce deals with irregular or on-call scheduling, while 7% works split or rotating shifts. No one wins with this lack of stability, which creates chal...

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How Robotic Process Automation Can Transform Your HR Department HOW ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION CAN TRANSFORM YOUR HR DEPARTMENT

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Nov 06, 2019

Artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’ are buzzwords you might find in any given publication centered around technology, but there’s another popular phrase that HR professionals might want to be aware of: robotic process automation. Robotic process automation, or RPA for short, can be defin...

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Making the case for reducing employee turnover MAKING THE CASE FOR REDUCING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

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Nov 05, 2019

So, you want to reduce employee turnover, and you already know how you want to do it? Great. All you need to do now, is get buy-in from your board. Unfortunately, simply proving that you have a turnover problem might not cut it. It might not even be enough to prove that you know how to reduce that t...

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2020: The Year to Prioritize Compliance at Your Company 2020: THE YEAR TO PRIORITIZE COMPLIANCE AT YOUR COMPANY

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Nov 04, 2019

Are you worried about compliance? You’re not alone! Compliance keeps most HR professionals up at night. In fact, studies show most people professionals list it as one of their top concerns. That probably comes as no surprise as non-compliance can lead to costly fines and penalties for your com...

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5 Tips to Boost Your Hiring Strategy 5 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR HIRING STRATEGY

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Nov 04, 2019

If you want to boost your hiring strategy, there is one key question you should be focused on: What will make our company stand out in the final rounds of an applicant’s job hunt? Apply these top 5 tips and you’ll most definitely stand out from the crowd and secure the top talent! Today&...

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Implement Global Policies, Not A Global Handbook IMPLEMENT GLOBAL POLICIES, NOT A GLOBAL HANDBOOK

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Nov 04, 2019

Most multinational companies should have global employment policies that are lawful and reflect company culture not a global handbook that dictates exactly what must be done under any circumstances. Employers often would prefer a uniform approach, but uniformity has proven problematic when it comes ...

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6 Tips To Train Your Employees On Cybersecurity 6 TIPS TO TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES ON CYBERSECURITY

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Nov 04, 2019

It might sound like a joke, but it isn’t. According to the WEF2019 Global Risks Report, cyberattacks are the number five global threat over a 10-year horizon. Data fraud or theft comes in fourth. If your company hasn’t been attacked yet, consider yourselves lucky. Different industries ar...

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The Future of Payroll: 7 Trends to Watch THE FUTURE OF PAYROLL: 7 TRENDS TO WATCH

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Nov 04, 2019

Each year, the IRS issues billions of dollars in fines to business owners in the United States. In most cases, the penalties are for payroll errors. This is why finding a way to optimize the payroll process and reduce any mistakes is essential. Staying on the cutting edge of payroll technology and t...

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Employee engagement: how to get the most from generation Z EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM GENERATION Z

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Nov 04, 2019

As generation Z enter the workforce hot on the heels of millennials, they bring with them fresh skills and innovative ideas. This generation has new expectations and ways of working, and this puts employers in the uniquely challenging position of adapting to an unknown and ambitious group of workers...

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The role of HR leaders through crisis events THE ROLE OF HR LEADERS THROUGH CRISIS EVENTS

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Oct 31, 2019

Following a series of high-profile crisis incidents, response protocols and planning have become a major focus for many UK businesses. Given the varied and unpredictable nature of attacks in a modern, digital era, it is critical that HR professionals take the lead in train and educating their people...

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How to embed neurodiversity into your people management practices HOW TO EMBED NEURODIVERSITY INTO YOUR PEOPLE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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Oct 30, 2019

Just 10% of HR professionals considered neurodiversity in their organisation's people management practices. Here, we share some insights on how HR professionals can create an inclusive and supportive working environment for all employees. A poll conducted by the CIPD in 2018 found that just 10% ...

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Inclusion at work: the future is female – and older INCLUSION AT WORK: THE FUTURE IS FEMALE – AND OLDER

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Oct 29, 2019

Women in their 50s and 60s are making up a bigger part of the workforce than ever before and yet very few employers are equipped to support their wellbeing needs. Britain’s workforce is changing, and it’s changing fast. New figures last month showed that in the last 20 years, the number ...

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What Is Microlearning And How Does It Drive Employee Engagement? WHAT IS MICROLEARNING AND HOW DOES IT DRIVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

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Oct 29, 2019

Microlearning To Drive Employee Engagement Explained. “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain. Perhaps because I’m a dog-lover, this quote had always resonated with me. And despite the incongruity it’s a really gr...

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The ROI Of An Effective Onboarding Program THE ROI OF AN EFFECTIVE ONBOARDING PROGRAM

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Oct 28, 2019

The onboarding process is becoming increasingly important when it comes to improving your profit margins. It is the process that teaches new hires the necessary skills and behaviors to become productive members of an organization. How does this impact ROI? The better the onboarding process the faste...

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HR Managers Are Overlooking Rich Sources Of Talent HR MANAGERS ARE OVERLOOKING RICH SOURCES OF TALENT

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Oct 28, 2019

With employment levels at a record high, and key industries reporting skills shortages, businesses across the country are struggling to find the right talent. To navigate the impasse, business owners and HR teams need to be more creative in their recruitment. By being more inclusive in their hiring ...

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Recruiting in the Age of AI RECRUITING IN THE AGE OF AI

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Oct 28, 2019

I’m really looking forward to this upcoming webinar on recruiting in the age of AI. Together with SmartSearch on Thursday, Nov. 7, I’ll be diving into one of the keys to empowering recruitment today: using the latest AI technology. We all know that to be successful, any organization has ...

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AI, EI, EXPERIENCE AND INTUITION AI, EI, EXPERIENCE AND INTUITION

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Oct 28, 2019

About a year ago Amazon scrapped their planned machine learning solution for recruitment and executive search. This industry has already benefited from substantial investment in AI and machine learning, however, it is generally provided to support the capacity to source talented candidates across th...

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HR, Holidays and Inclusion in the Workplace HR, HOLIDAYS AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Oct 28, 2019

Walk into a retail store, and you’ve already seen the evidence. Each year it seems to arrive faster, and the holiday season is upon us yet again. For employees, this has many implications both in and out of the workplace. For HR, we need to be strategic with our holiday workplace happenings. H...

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Tech Recruiting: How to Attract Top Tech Talent To Your Company TECH RECRUITING: HOW TO ATTRACT TOP TECH TALENT TO YOUR COMPANY

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Oct 28, 2019

Attracting and retaining top talent is a hiring challenge. Unemployment rates in the US and parts of Europe are at record lows, and talented candidates are beginning to understand that the power is in their hands. This phenomenon is most pronounced in industries where there’s a growing skills ...

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Diversity In Hiring: It’s More Than Policy, It’s Best Practice DIVERSITY IN HIRING: IT’S MORE THAN POLICY, IT’S BEST PRACTICE

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Oct 25, 2019

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association hosted their monthly professional development event: Diversity in Hiring. It’s more than policy, it’s best practice. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the BNHRA was excited to host an ...

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Learning Disability Employment Best Practices LEARNING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT BEST PRACTICES

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Oct 24, 2019

One of the great things about National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) is the interesting events being organized to discuss this topic and work on solutions. This month I attended the second annual Disability Inclusion Forum hosted by Business for Impact, a program of Georgetown Unive...

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What the Nationals’ World Series Journey Teaches Us About Workplace Culture WHAT THE NATIONALS’ WORLD SERIES JOURNEY TEACHES US ABOUT WORKPLACE CULTURE

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Oct 24, 2019

For an intangible force, culture has a critical impact on every part of your business. The Society for Human Resource Management recently released a report on the high costs of a toxic workplace. This report revealed that 20 percent of employees have left their job due to the culture of their organi...

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Why Automation Won’t Fix Recruitment Inefficiency WHY AUTOMATION WON’T FIX RECRUITMENT INEFFICIENCY

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Oct 23, 2019

Automation undoubtedly makes life easier for recruiters. From sifting through dozens of resumes in microseconds to sending candidate-rejection emails, automated software and processes streamline operations. But all the manual configuration and repetitive performance in the world can’t eliminat...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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The Challenge of Creating a Professional Culture THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A PROFESSIONAL CULTURE

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Oct 23, 2019

Individualism is on the rise in America. It has always shaped the American ethos, giving Americans the values of personal autonomy, ambition, and liberty. Collectivist societies, on the other hand, emphasize social harmony and interdependence, which sometimes leads to the belief that the good of the...

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What Is the Biggest Driver Of Employee Engagement? WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DRIVER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

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Oct 22, 2019

I got to see Marcus Buckingham speak at the HR Technology Conference in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s the 2,319th time I’ve seen him speak. I’m not sure if I’ve seen Marcus or Josh Bersin speak more, it’s probably almost a tie. Basically, if you go to HR con...

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It Really Is About the Journey: How to Nail The 4 Stages Of Employee On-Boarding IT REALLY IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY: HOW TO NAIL THE 4 STAGES OF EMPLOYEE ON-BOARDING

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Oct 22, 2019

We would imagine most modern businesses are familiar with the concept of customer experience and customer journey mapping. Whether you’ve actually found the time, headspace and inclination to get your flow-chart on is another story! It is reported that the biggest time for customer churn - the...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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Best Practices for a Successful Open Enrollment BEST PRACTICES FOR A SUCCESSFUL OPEN ENROLLMENT

blog article

Oct 21, 2019

October brings pumpkin spice lattes, colorful fall leaves, and sweater weather. In the HR universe, October brings Open Enrollment, and it’s an important time of the year! There is a lot that goes into gearing up for open enrollment, like compiling employee censuses, reviewing employee benefit...

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Leadership: how to maintain employee engagement during a time of change LEADERSHIP: HOW TO MAINTAIN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DURING A TIME OF CHANGE

blog article

Oct 21, 2019

Engagement with the workforce is fundamental to business performance. Everyone knows that, right? We’re in an age where there is a distinct lack of trust of corporations, business leaders, and, of course, politicians. It’s an age where everything is changing, all of the time. Faith and b...

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Tips to Improve Benefits Open Enrollment Communications for Employees TIPS TO IMPROVE BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT COMMUNICATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

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Oct 17, 2019

Open enrollment is one of the most important and frustrating times of the year both for HR professionals and employees. It can be especially stressful for HR teams. Why? Because employees count on these benefits to take care of themselves and their families, but it can be challenging to get them eng...

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10 Do 10 DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN DESIGNING AN EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING PROGRAM

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Oct 15, 2019

What You Should Be Aware Of When Designing An Employee Onboarding Program.Your onboarding program leaves a lasting impression. Employees decided whether to stay with an organization within the first couple of months. 20% of new hires leave for new opportunities within the first 45 days. This makes t...

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How to remove (un)conscious bias from your hiring process HOW TO REMOVE (UN)CONSCIOUS BIAS FROM YOUR HIRING PROCESS

blog article

Oct 15, 2019

There’s a lot of talk and focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace but, we often overlook the acts of discrimination that unconsciously occur during the hiring process. HR and recruitment teams are becoming more aware of these risks and are putting checks in place to remove any form o...

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How to motivate and retain Millennial employees HOW TO MOTIVATE AND RETAIN MILLENNIAL EMPLOYEES

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Oct 14, 2019

Most researchers consider millennials to be those born between 1981 and 1995. Going well into their 30s, they’re no longer the future of the workforce but they are very much the present now making up a dominant 35% of the UK workforce. Why is the Millennial generation so important for your bus...

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5 Reasons Skills Training Is The Most Important Training Of Right Now (And The Future) 5 REASONS SKILLS TRAINING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAINING OF RIGHT NOW (AND THE FUTURE)

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Oct 14, 2019

Traditionally, candidates were hired based on their educational background and work experience. Today, the rapid development of technology has significantly decreased the shelf life of formal education and changed hiring requirements. Even tech giants like IBM, Google, and Apple no longer require a ...

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7 Work Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To 7 WORK TRENDS YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO

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Oct 14, 2019

Work trends come and go, but some have staying power. I have noticed seven trends that companies looking to scale and stay relevant should pay attention to. As a population, we’re long past the concept of the 9-to-5, 40-hour workweek. The ubiquity of technology has resulted in most professiona...

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7 Key Metrics When Tracking Simulation Training 7 KEY METRICS WHEN TRACKING SIMULATION TRAINING

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Oct 14, 2019

Technology is advancing fast and virtual simulations are becoming the norm in corporate employee training. There are various platforms for improving staff skills and knowledge, like VR, AR, online desktop simulations and a mix between them. But, running a simulation program alone doesn't guarant...

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Dementia at workplace: providing the right support DEMENTIA AT WORKPLACE: PROVIDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT

blog article

Oct 14, 2019

Often thought of as an ‘old person’s disease’, dementia isn’t always top of mind for employers today. However, it’s vast becoming an issue that employers simply can’t afford to ignore. The number of cases is increasing and now 40,000 of the 850,000 dementia suffer...

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Tackling mental health in the workplace TACKLING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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Oct 10, 2019

Understanding the root causes of absenteeism can help employers tackle mental health in the workplace. There is a lot employers can do to help break the taboo of mental health, including having systems in place so they can uncover the reasons behind employee absence. A recent survey conducted by Cen...

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Recruiting trends in 2020: 6 tactics you’ll want to sharpen up on RECRUITING TRENDS IN 2020: 6 TACTICS YOU’LL WANT TO SHARPEN UP ON

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

Business success depends on a variety of factors, and the recruiting trend landscape is no exception. An analysis of today’s market suggests an economy shaped by several factors, including a gig economy that continues to expand, and a skills gap bemoaned by many HR professionals. The unemploym...

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Personalization is the future of employee training PERSONALIZATION IS THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

As 2020 is knocking at the door, businesses can no longer use outdated, generic training methods and expect them to yield results. Here, we discuss how managers can leverage technology to personalize their training programs and provide their employees the attention they need. Most people understand ...

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Build Your Employer Brand 3 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO BUILD YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND

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Oct 10, 2019

If your company has a marketing department, you might want to leverage marketing’s skills to create and collaborate on your employer brand. Or, if you want a more DIY approach, you can take it on yourself with these tips. Here’s to how to effectively, consistently, and clearly communicat...

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Employee wellbeing: how to look after a multigenerational workforce EMPLOYEE WELLBEING: HOW TO LOOK AFTER A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

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Oct 09, 2019

Today’s age-diverse workforce brings with it a wide range of wellbeing issues. How can HR professionals and employers develop an effective strategy that caters to a multigenerational workforce? It’s no secret that employers, who prioritise employee wellbeing and look after their staff we...

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6 Tips And Techniques To Monitor Performance With Employee Training Software 6 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES TO MONITOR PERFORMANCE WITH EMPLOYEE TRAINING SOFTWARE

blog article

Oct 09, 2019

Online training is a critical part of any business venture. It allows you to beat out the competition and retain your top talent. As an employer, you always want to know whether the investments you put in your business are delivering the results you are looking forward to. So how do you know whether...

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5 Custom Simulation Training Examples That Will Keep Employees Engaged 5 CUSTOM SIMULATION TRAINING EXAMPLES THAT WILL KEEP EMPLOYEES ENGAGED

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Oct 08, 2019

Training simulations are taking center stage in the corporate business environment. This immersive learning strategy allows employees to experience and solve real-world issues in a virtual setting while removing risk factors. A simulated life-like experience helps to educate people in a fun and memo...

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Making Sense of It All: How Technology Is Shaping the New HR Agenda MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING THE NEW HR AGENDA

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Oct 08, 2019

Richard Branson is famous for the quote, “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” This belief in the value of caring for employees was a prominent theme running through all the sessions at the 2019 Human Resources Executive HR Tech...

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10 OBSTACLES FOR EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN 2020 10 OBSTACLES FOR EXECUTIVE SEARCH IN 2020

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Oct 08, 2019

2020 is shaping as a watershed for the executive search industry, but perhaps more importantly, if we look at likely partnerships between executive search professionals and employer organisations, many of these challenges are certain to be shared.1. The Talent ShortageThe talent shortage remains a f...

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The Keys to a Successful Open Enrollment THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL OPEN ENROLLMENT

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Oct 07, 2019

Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the ...

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Recruitment: four hiring challenges for small businesses RECRUITMENT: FOUR HIRING CHALLENGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 03, 2019

Recruiting for a small business can be a make-or-break enterprise every additional person has the potential to make a huge difference. Here, recruitment experts Nick Mortimer and Meighan Farley look at a few of the key challenges you could face when hiring, and how to tackle them. Being the first HR...

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Let Mobile Apps Optimize Your Hiring Process LET MOBILE APPS OPTIMIZE YOUR HIRING PROCESS

blog article

Oct 03, 2019

Finding undeniable talent in today’s market can be a struggle. High-demand fields are faced with a large number of openings and a low number of compatible candidates to fill them. However, there could be other reasons your company is falling short when it comes to finding your latest employee....

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When Should You Hire a New Employee? WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE A NEW EMPLOYEE?

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Oct 03, 2019

No matter whether your business is large or small, knowing when it’s time to hire someone new is always tough. Employees cost money and so does the search for the right candidate. So how do you know when it’s time to open up a new position? The first step is to look at the workload of yo...

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9 Steps to Creating a Bullying-Free Workplace 9 STEPS TO CREATING A BULLYING-FREE WORKPLACE

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Oct 02, 2019

In collaboration with the EHS Daily Advisor, I recently conducted a webinar, Workplace Bullying: Costs and Solutions, that offered organizations practical advice and tips on taking a more proactive approach to foster a positive workplace. Workplace bullying is not a new subject for this blog. My col...

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10 Qualities Every Successful HR Professional Should Have 10 QUALITIES EVERY SUCCESSFUL HR PROFESSIONAL SHOULD HAVE

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Oct 02, 2019

Human resources is not for the weak-hearted. Managing the employee experience, recruiting top talent, overseeing benefits enrollment, and processing payroll just begin to scratch the surface of an HR practitioner’s day. All of those responsibilities require a select, unique set of skills and n...

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Six steps to better learning and development for small businesses SIX STEPS TO BETTER LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

blog article

Oct 01, 2019

Small businesses may not have the resources or budget of their larger counterparts for learning and development activities, but that doesn’t mean they should simply ignore it. Here are some practical tips to ensure your team are still getting the opportunities for learning that they need. Are ...

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10 eLearning Strategies To Create Employee Development Training 10 ELEARNING STRATEGIES TO CREATE EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

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Oct 01, 2019

In order to retain and nurture talent and remain competitive, organizations constantly invest in training. Today’s rapidly changing business dynamics demand quick skilling or upskilling. While many organizations predominantly use facilitated, face-to-face ILT sessions, a significant percentage...

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Hidden Talent: Best Practices for Recruiting People with Disabilities HIDDEN TALENT: BEST PRACTICES FOR RECRUITING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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Sep 30, 2019

Hiring skilled candidates with disabilities lets you acquire top talent in the industry and create a unique corporate culture. Are you leveraging the power of this hidden talent pool? In case you haven’t noticed, there is a hidden talent pool just waiting to bring value and opportunity to your...

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Employee engagement: why small businesses need to do it too EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WHY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO DO IT TOO

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Sep 30, 2019

It’s not just big companies that need to consider employee engagement – it’s equally important for small businesses to do this. Here are some practical tips to help SMEs get to grips with it. At the end, one of the participants came to speak with me. He ran a small business, and he...

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Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates? CAN YOUR JOB POSTING ATTRACT DIVERSE CANDIDATES?

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions in the workplace. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes. A few years ago, I didn’t pursue a career opportunity ...

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Workforce analytics: demystifying HR analytics – it’s not what you think WORKFORCE ANALYTICS: DEMYSTIFYING HR ANALYTICS – IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK

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Sep 27, 2019

In the second of a three-part series exploring the discipline of workforce analytics, Jonathan Ferrar discusses the misconceptions around HR analytics. Perhaps the biggest misdirection or mystery surrounding HR analytics is what it is, and what it is not. HR analytics is not a discipline that is onl...

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Want to hire the next generation? It’s time for a software update. WANT TO HIRE THE NEXT GENERATION? IT’S TIME FOR A SOFTWARE UPDATE.

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

Move over, Millennials. Generation Z is entering the workforce this year. The first members of the cohort, born between 1997 and 2012, are ready to be wooed by recruiters, but they aren’t impressed by the free food, ping pong tables and start-up style workspaces that once wowed Millennials. In...

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Why Does Belonging Matter at Work? WHY DOES BELONGING MATTER AT WORK?

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Sep 27, 2019

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been in a situation where we felt we didn’t belong. Perhaps it was that birthday party of a friend of a friend where you just couldn’t find anything in common. Maybe you were underdressed for a professional conference. When faced with these typ...

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How to Use AI to Build Your Leadership Pipeline HOW TO USE AI TO BUILD YOUR LEADERSHIP PIPELINE

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Sep 26, 2019

An Adobe study found that 20% of those surveyed consider quitting their jobs after a negative performance review? This can leave a significant dent in your leadership pipeline, disturbing business continuity. In this article, we discuss: Why appraisal season is the right time to rethink your leaders...

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4 Ways to Nurture a High-Trust Culture 4 WAYS TO NURTURE A HIGH-TRUST CULTURE

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Sep 25, 2019

High-trust organizations generally perform better over time than their low-trust counterparts. They’re innovative. These organizations tend to have more pleasant workplaces than low-trust organizations. In fact, low-trust organizations tend to damage the lives and health of those condemned to ...

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Better Managers Can Remedy the Workplace Culture Crisis BETTER MANAGERS CAN REMEDY THE WORKPLACE CULTURE CRISIS

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Sep 25, 2019

One in four Americans say they dread going to work each morning, and almost half of American workers have thought about leaving their current jobs. Those statistics point to a grim reality for today’s employers: We have a culture crisis at work. And it’s costly. SHRM’s new report, ...

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The ethical employee: a look at moral behaviour THE ETHICAL EMPLOYEE: A LOOK AT MORAL BEHAVIOUR

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Sep 24, 2019

This perception of individual significance is no small thing. No matter what our role within an organisation, be it CEO, front office or production line, we should walk with our heads held high. Noteworthy implications arise from this, however. A key theme in ethics is that power brings with it resp...

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The ethical employee: we have the power THE ETHICAL EMPLOYEE: WE HAVE THE POWER

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Sep 24, 2019

In previous articles in this series I’ve talked about the nature of ethics, outlining three basic moral aims that we can use in assessing the morality of our businesses and our own management practice. These are: To nurture others. To nurture our species as a whole. To nurture all life.I&rsquo...

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The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy THE BEST FEATURES OF A HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGY

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Sep 23, 2019

In a difficult hiring environment, the best strategy is to keep the employees you have. Here are some employee engagement and retention strategies that work to do that. For much of the past decade, HR departments everywhere in the world have been dealing with an unprecedented challenge. That challen...

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Avoiding automation culture shock among your employees AVOIDING AUTOMATION CULTURE SHOCK AMONG YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Sep 20, 2019

As automation becomes more commonplace, making sure your human employees adapt to the new workplace culture and feel supported in their roles is more crucial than ever before. To an outsider technology and HR may seem like odd bedfellows, but the truth is that there are few departments (with the exc...

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6 Things to Think About Before Hiring Remote Employees 6 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE HIRING REMOTE EMPLOYEES

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Sep 20, 2019

Before you go on hiring remote employees, there are certain things you need to think about and plan for in order to be absolutely sure you’re ready for such a step. Here is the list of six extremely important things you need to keep in mind before hiring a remote team. Why should you consider ...

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3 key Engagement & Culture trends 3 KEY ENGAGEMENT & CULTURE TRENDS

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Sep 18, 2019

This summer, a couple of us attended the Culture First conference in San Francisco. It was two full days of keynotes, breakouts, and activations around the topic of building a better workplace. We could clearly see three main trends of People & Culture standing out. Everywhere we go these days, ...

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Boosting Employee Engagement Through Career Conversations BOOSTING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT THROUGH CAREER CONVERSATIONS

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Sep 18, 2019

Want to increase employee engagement? It’s time to look at the career conversations you’re having with your employees. Traditionally, career discussions have been tagged onto the annual performance review process, meaning they occur far too infrequently and with an already painful proces...

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5 Critical Factors Affecting Employee Productivity at Work 5 CRITICAL FACTORS AFFECTING EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK

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Sep 18, 2019

We all know how important employee productivity at work is. But do we know the critical factors that affects our productivity while we are working? This article covers the 5 critical factors that you need to inspect for maintaining a productive work environment. A productive workforce is the engine ...

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4 Steps to Cleaner and Better HR Data 4 STEPS TO CLEANER AND BETTER HR DATA

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Sep 17, 2019

Dirty data refers to the errors or gaps within your workforce data—think missing personal information, the folder of performance reviews you haven’t collated with your HRIS, typos, and other simple human errors. HR data deals with a lot of moving parts, making it notoriously difficult to...

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Attracting top talent in a digitally-savvy world ATTRACTING TOP TALENT IN A DIGITALLY-SAVVY WORLD

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Sep 16, 2019

Today’s employees are challenging established working practices, with more people than ever looking to work outside of the office and at times that suit their own personal working preferences. For the recruitment sector, this change in workforce expectations can be interpreted as a new challen...

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Recruitment: why job brand is now more important than employer brand RECRUITMENT: WHY JOB BRAND IS NOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN EMPLOYER BRAND

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Sep 16, 2019

In a digital recruitment marketplace, ‘job brand’ has become more important to candidates than ‘employer brand’. It’s time for organisations to change their hiring processes accordingly. Getting a job has become a bit of a race. Candidates are applying for more companie...

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3 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Efficient 3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE MORE EFFICIENT

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Sep 16, 2019

More than ever, leading organizations and businesses across industries have discovered the importance of promoting efficiency in the workplace. They understand that their success rate is defined by their ability to help employees stay focused and operate in a more flexible, productive environment. B...

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Internal recruitment: the pros and cons INTERNAL RECRUITMENT: THE PROS AND CONS

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Sep 12, 2019

If you've been hiring for someone new recently, you'll know that getting the right people through the door can take a lot of hard work and can also cost you a fair amount. You might have considered recruiting internally. And why wouldn't you? It seems like an easy way to get someone you ...

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7 Ways To Use Online Training Software To Make Corporate eLearning More Memorable 7 WAYS TO USE ONLINE TRAINING SOFTWARE TO MAKE CORPORATE ELEARNING MORE MEMORABLE

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Sep 12, 2019

Effective corporate eLearning courses captivate your corporate learners and improve their participation and motivation. In turn, your business enjoys an increase in corporate eLearning ROI and employee satisfaction. Online training software gives you the power to provide your corporate learners with...

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The Benefits of Millennial Employees THE BENEFITS OF MILLENNIAL EMPLOYEES

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Sep 12, 2019

Everyone’s heard the stereotypes about Millennials: they’re entitled, they’re killing off industries, they’re apathetic, and they’re addicted to social media. None of these sound like good employees to have on your workforce. However, the truth about Millennials is actu...

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5 HR Processes You Can Improve With the Use of HR Automation Tools 5 HR PROCESSES YOU CAN IMPROVE WITH THE USE OF HR AUTOMATION TOOLS

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Sep 12, 2019

The HR department is responsible for the security, management and transfer of high-compliance employee data. Many of the processes managed by HR are time-consuming and require the highest attention to detail and utmost accuracy. Afterall, no matter what process, one-single piece of inaccurate inform...

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Ethical business: attracting and retaining top talent needs actions, not just words ETHICAL BUSINESS: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING TOP TALENT NEEDS ACTIONS, NOT JUST WORDS

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Sep 11, 2019

Right now companies face one of the biggest challenges ever faced in attracting and retaining new talent and every business, large or small, will be affected at some point in the future. The corporate world may be changing, few can argue with that, but talent is changing too and with a multitude of ...

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How AI can benefit the employee experience HOW AI CAN BENEFIT THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Sep 10, 2019

In today’s data-driven marketplace, artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that organisations can use to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to looking after their employees. Ignore it at your peril. AI is here, and it’s ready to transform your employee experience. While...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

blog article

Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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How to improve teamwork and communication HOW TO IMPROVE TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION

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Sep 10, 2019

A few years ago, Google released a study that showed the biggest causes of strife in SMEs are long hours and a lack of teamwork. Email overload and meetings were also sore spots. There are, however, plenty of digital tools and common sense tips that could make life a lot easier. Email is still the s...

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Which Marketing Channel is Best for Recruitment in 2020? WHICH MARKETING CHANNEL IS BEST FOR RECRUITMENT IN 2020?

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Sep 10, 2019

With so many marketing channels, modern recruiters are struggling to decide which marketing channel is the best for recruiting. Which marketing channel should you focus on in 2020 if you want to attract and hire top talent? Read on to find out! The recruitment marketing era. The internet age has mas...

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Can working from home increase employee productivity? CAN WORKING FROM HOME INCREASE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY?

blog article

Sep 09, 2019

Is a flexible working from home policy good for your business? Muttered by many small and medium-sized businesses, most SME owners are open to saving overheads on office space and equipment. So, why do so many remain sceptical about how a working from home policy will affect their employees’ p...

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Letting Go of Traditional Leadership Development LETTING GO OF TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

blog article

Sep 06, 2019

The market for leadership development solutions is enormous. More than $14 billion is spent by corporations on various aspects of leadership development, and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. Surveys of the top challenges business leaders face inevitably show improving leader...

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Changing the workplace one nudge at a time CHANGING THE WORKPLACE ONE NUDGE AT A TIME

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Sep 06, 2019

The general outlook on the Indian workplace culture is largely negative. While the workplace cultures of individual companies may vary, many employees experience lack of trust, work and personal life imbalance and the pressure to constantly rise up higher in the ranks. Currently, India has the world...

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How the digital era will affect leadership responsibilities HOW THE DIGITAL ERA WILL AFFECT LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

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Sep 05, 2019

Last year, I asked the question, "Is Agile Leadership what we really need?” My conclusion was that Leadership is complex and a wide range of skills is needed – agility may be one of those. What is clear is that the significant differentiator of sustainably successful organizations i...

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Modern HR: Tracing the Profession’s Evolution MODERN HR: TRACING THE PROFESSION’S EVOLUTION

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Sep 03, 2019

The world of human resources is changing. From artificial intelligence to human resources information systems, HR technology is not only revolutionizing the way HR professionals perform their day jobs, but also changing the very nature of that work. Only ten years ago, HR was known unaffectionately ...

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The Importance of Building a Great Company Culture THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING A GREAT COMPANY CULTURE

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Sep 02, 2019

Great company culture is the critical factor for both attracting and retaining employees. Great company culture will make your company stand out and influence your team’s performance and improve their product. Many companies, both in-office and remote, are facing the struggle of finding their ...

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Migraines: five ways to tackle the workplace productivity killer MIGRAINES: FIVE WAYS TO TACKLE THE WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY KILLER

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Sep 02, 2019

Although migraines are a big contributor towards workplace productivity loss, little is being done to support affected employees with this painful, often disabling, neurological disorder. Those who suffer from migraines know very well that the experience is not merely just a ‘bad headache&rsqu...

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Work Culture and Its Connection to “The Person” #LaborDay WORK CULTURE AND ITS CONNECTION TO “THE PERSON” #LABORDAY

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Sep 02, 2019

Labor Day is an opportunity for us as a nation to recognize the hard work of Americans who have greatly contributed to our country and our pathway towards continued prosperity. The resolute, unwavering work ethic engrained in our country since its birth continues to be woven within every one of us. ...

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How HR Can Support Organisational Innovation HOW HR CAN SUPPORT ORGANISATIONAL INNOVATION

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Sep 02, 2019

Today's economy demands a radically different approach from businesses than was necessary a few decades ago. Rapid digitalisation, transformation toward data-driven processes, and a need to connect with consumers in tangible, personalized ways now dominate strategy discussions. At the same time,...

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3 Training Sessions Every Leader Must Attend 3 TRAINING SESSIONS EVERY LEADER MUST ATTEND

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Aug 30, 2019

Clearly, I am a bit proponent of training and development. Particularly when it comes to leadership development. I fully believe the more leaders are given development opportunities, the better the organization overall. I will fight anyone to the death who feels differently. Many times businesses, e...

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Managing employee stress: a vital technique for protecting workplace mental health MANAGING EMPLOYEE STRESS: A VITAL TECHNIQUE FOR PROTECTING WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH

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Aug 30, 2019

HR professionals have many roles within an organisation. They’re there to design, shape and implement workplace policy. They shape recruitment processes, make key organisational decisions and – perhaps most importantly – protect the wellbeing of their employees. When it comes to me...

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Why WHY 'INVESTORS' (NOT 'SAVERS') ARE THE SECRET TO A HIGH-PERFORMING COMPANY CULTURE

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Aug 30, 2019

It’s one thing to equip employees to do their jobs successfully, but to really supercharge performance, organisations need to inspire them to invest more of themselves in the job and the company. Here, we explore the holy grail of a sustainable high performance culture and how building these &...

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Do You Offer Health Insurance To Employees? DO YOU OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEES?

blog article

Aug 30, 2019

Do you offer health insurance to your employees? This quick read will help you navigate the in's and out's of offering health insurance and explore when to offer it. Every growing business should consider offering health insurance to its staff members, but determining the right timing for th...

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How to Integrate HR Systems During an M&A HOW TO INTEGRATE HR SYSTEMS DURING AN M&A

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Aug 29, 2019

Following a merger or acquisition, HR departments often find themselves immediately overwhelmed with integration activities. Leaders are tasked with consolidating systems and processes while reducing costs, identifying synergies, and ensuring long-term organizational fit. Of course, this is in the m...

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What is Unemployment Tax, and How Much are You Going to Pay? WHAT IS UNEMPLOYMENT TAX, AND HOW MUCH ARE YOU GOING TO PAY?

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Aug 28, 2019

Unemployment taxes can be challenging for new and small business owners to understand. Read this guide to navigate the terminology and potentially reduce your tax rate. When employees are out of work through no fault of their own, unemployment insurance provides monies to tide an individual over unt...

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Exploring Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence and HR EXPLORING FUTURE OF WORK, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HR

blog article

Aug 27, 2019

The world of work is experiencing a major change as we are already observing some of the most remarkable disruptions related to the workforce and work. The demographic, political and socioeconomic trends of the past years, like rapid urbanization, globalization and polarization are influencing these...

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Resilience, confidence and pivots - What leaders need RESILIENCE, CONFIDENCE AND PIVOTS - WHAT LEADERS NEED

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Aug 27, 2019

Returning this week to the insights from the Mindshop 2019 business leader report, our third key insight is that business confidence has declined.Get Your Free Copy of 2019 Business Leader Report!There are multiple factors that have contributed to this according to the study and these include:&middo...

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10 Content Curation Strategies For Corporate Training 10 CONTENT CURATION STRATEGIES FOR CORPORATE TRAINING

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Aug 27, 2019

The Content Curation Strategies You Should Follow For Your Corporate Training. The Internet may give us data in seconds, but this often needs us to go through a maze of options before we get what would work best for us. This gap can be addressed through content curation that provides users the curat...

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WHAT COMES 1ST PEOPLE OR STRATEGY? WHAT COMES 1ST PEOPLE OR STRATEGY?

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Aug 25, 2019

In March of this year The Predictive Index surveyed 156 CEOs to discover their top priorities for 2019. When I saw the chart below at the top of the article one thing struck me. While Talent Strategy was second on the list; Strategy Development, Operational Execution and Strategy Alignment which clo...

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The five biggest mistakes in employee engagement THE FIVE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

blog article

Aug 23, 2019

Leadership teams often think their employees are engaged, without really understanding if this truly is the case. Here's how to really understand what's happening on the ground and make sure your team is fully engaged. In our work with cultural transformation, I am fortunate to meet many exe...

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DOES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SOFTWARE INCREASE RETENTION? DOES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SOFTWARE INCREASE RETENTION?

blog article

Aug 23, 2019

Improving employee engagement is not just an HR issue but is, in fact, essential for business success. Since January 2018, over three million employees have voluntarily left their jobs every month, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Furthermore, Willis Towers Watson found that more than...

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Five ways to develop leaders for the future FIVE WAYS TO DEVELOP LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE

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Aug 23, 2019

Being a leader ain’t what it used to be. Today’s managers are negotiating unchartered territories, with technology disrupting markets, often almost overnight, intense competition and an increasingly global work environment, complete with all the cultural and communication challenges it b...

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What do I need to know about open enrollment 2020? An employer’s guide. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020? AN EMPLOYER’S GUIDE.

blog article

Aug 23, 2019

Open enrollment can be daunting, especially if you have a lean HR team. We're here to help with a quick guide to navigate OE 2020. If you’re an employer without the luxury of an HR manager to spearhead open enrollment, you may have a few questions in regards to how you can effectively take...

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Focus on Skills to Hire and Retain Top Talent FOCUS ON SKILLS TO HIRE AND RETAIN TOP TALENT

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Aug 22, 2019

Business is booming and it’s time to add a new member to the team. You want someone who has the right experience and wants to grow within your organization. But, traditional ways to source candidates may not be working so well, given today’s tapped-out talent pool and stiff market compet...

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Creating Transparency in the Workplace: How to Get Started CREATING TRANSPARENCY IN THE WORKPLACE: HOW TO GET STARTED

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Aug 22, 2019

Establishing transparency in the workplace is key to creating a positive company culture and solidifying employee loyalty and engagement.This powerful leadership technique could benefit your company in a number of ways, whether you’re part of a large-scale corporation or you’re nurturing...

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Improving employee experience makes for a better company: Here’s how IMPROVING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE MAKES FOR A BETTER COMPANY: HERE’S HOW

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Aug 21, 2019

Providing employees with a strong Employee Experience is more than a great company picnic and premium benefits. Employee Experience, or EX, is about employees feeling like there are strong contributors to the success of the company. They are productive and efficient because the employer treats them ...

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6 Tips To Use Employee Training Software To Improve Profit Margins 6 TIPS TO USE EMPLOYEE TRAINING SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE PROFIT MARGINS

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Aug 21, 2019

The main goal of any successful business is to increase profits and widen its client base. How is it possible to achieve both goals by putting your employees in front of a screen. The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the past, people stayed in one job most of their lives. It was o...

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Mistakes Recruiters Make When Interviewing Tech Talent MISTAKES RECRUITERS MAKE WHEN INTERVIEWING TECH TALENT

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Aug 21, 2019

When you’re recruiting for open technical roles like engineering, the challenges can be endless. You’re often looking for skills and experience that didn’t exist 10 years ago and that may not exist in another 10. You’re competing with big-name brands and cutting-edge start-up...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets. You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design). But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. Yo...

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How to Build an Outstanding Employee Development Program HOW TO BUILD AN OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

blog article

Aug 19, 2019

One of the biggest questions employers often ask is if HR should put most of its focus on employee development or on areas such as hiring. In some cases, it does make sense for HR to focus on something such as hiring. If you’re growing the business, for example, it is important to bring on new...

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How to Use an Omnichannel Approach to Recruiting Talent HOW TO USE AN OMNICHANNEL APPROACH TO RECRUITING TALENT

blog article

Aug 19, 2019

An omnichannel approach to recruiting talent is an innovative recruiting practice which uses many channels at once to attract candidates. Implementing omnichannel recruitment practices will increase the odds that top talent will find and accept jobs with your company. Why do you need an omnichannel ...

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Workplace productivity: enabling our brains to be more productive at work WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY: ENABLING OUR BRAINS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK

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Aug 15, 2019

There are a number of factors that influence productivity and how effective our brains are during the working day. Unfortunately, the set-up in most organisations is the opposite of what it needs to perform at its best. Centuries ago, most workers would have been involved in manual labour and that w...

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Making The Bad, Better: A Leader’s Guide to Firing Employees with Compassion MAKING THE BAD, BETTER: A LEADER’S GUIDE TO FIRING EMPLOYEES WITH COMPASSION

blog article

Aug 15, 2019

Let’s face it, firing an employee is downright uncomfortable. Why? Most of us run at the first sign of any sort of confrontation. It ignites the fight or flight response, which as we know, triggers stress and tension. Additionally, any sort of employee discharge means completely changing the c...

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Why You Need Feedback Loops for Onboarding and Retention WHY YOU NEED FEEDBACK LOOPS FOR ONBOARDING AND RETENTION

blog article

Aug 14, 2019

Feeling hungry? That’s because your body is producing a hormone called ghrelin. When you feed that hunger with food, you’ll stop producing ghrelin and start producing leptin, a hormone that decreases your appetite. When you want to heat or cool your home, you set the thermostat. Let&rsqu...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus? All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the ...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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How can HR create a company culture HOW CAN HR CREATE A COMPANY CULTURE 'TO GO' IN AN AGE OF REMOTE WORKING?

blog article

Aug 14, 2019

Remote working is perhaps one of the defining characteristics of the modern workplace. It has evolved from a perk to table stakes for many employers. In fact, there’s a good chance you will be reading this while working remotely indeed, 70% of the world does so at least once a week, according ...

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Is Your Organisation Prepared for a Compliance Audit? IS YOUR ORGANISATION PREPARED FOR A COMPLIANCE AUDIT?

blog article

Aug 14, 2019

Despite the near-constant barrage of reports about the risks of non-compliance or the latest GDPR breaches and fines, the data tells us that UK companies are struggling to achieve complete compliance. A 2018 Baker McKenzie survey of over 500 companies found that 52% of large UK corporates have unres...

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How Personalized Learning Enhances Your Employees HOW PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENHANCES YOUR EMPLOYEES' DEVELOPMENT

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Aug 13, 2019

L&D teams constantly seek approaches to managing the rapid development of the workforce to help businesses stay ahead of the competition. Personalized Learning: Ways It Enhances Your Employees' Development. The need to improve Learning and Development is higher than ever today and this is be...

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WHAT EMPLOYEE SEPARATION REALLY COSTS YOU WHAT EMPLOYEE SEPARATION REALLY COSTS YOU

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Aug 13, 2019

Often, it can be sad to see a beloved employee leave for a new opportunity, but at other times, it’s a relief to part ways with a team member who simply isn’t working out. No matter the reason for an employee’s separation, it can be draining for managers, HR and the departing indiv...

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Turnover Contagion: Are Your Employees Vulnerable? TURNOVER CONTAGION: ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES VULNERABLE?

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Aug 13, 2019

Employee retention is top-of-mind for any organization looking to stay competitive in today’s market. Despite swaths of technological advances, in our knowledge-based, global economy an organization’s key assets are still its employees. Considering this, substantial amounts of research h...

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Powering Organizational Success Through Culture POWERING ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS THROUGH CULTURE

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Aug 13, 2019

As digitalization and the accompanying democratization of work disrupt traditional business models, organizations are adopting more agile, tech-enabled ways of working. Today, employers are deconstructing jobs and dispersing work around the globe to be completed by diverse pools of talent ranging fr...

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10 emerging Talent Trends - are they happening? 10 EMERGING TALENT TRENDS - ARE THEY HAPPENING?

blog article

Aug 12, 2019

At the end of last year global Executive Search firm, Korn Ferry - identified 10 emerging trends that would affect how businesses secure top talent. As we are over halfway through the year, we thought it was worth commenting on whether these things have come to pass. Please bear in mind that this wa...

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Creating High-Performance Teams CREATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

blog article

Aug 08, 2019

Every organization needs its teams to deliver a high level of performance to succeed in today’s business environment. Author Omar L. Harris offers clear guidance on how to hire for, support, and guide high-performance teams. My top tip for hiring employees to fit into high-performing teams is ...

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Everything to Know About Small Business HR Outsourcing EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS HR OUTSOURCING

blog article

Aug 08, 2019

For many small businesses, spending time, money, and energy on human resources feels unproductive. Menial tasks like payroll and hours tracking eat into time that could be spent on company growth. Sound familiar? Here’s the good news small business HR outsourcing software can tackle many of yo...

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The 4 Metrics to Gauge Employee Performance THE 4 METRICS TO GAUGE EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

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Aug 08, 2019

A company is only as good as the talent behind it. Consistently and accurately evaluating and measuring employee performance is essential not only to individual success, but also to the overall success of an organization. That being the case, you’d think more companies would actively analyze t...

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5 Common Challenges When Selecting And Implementing Employee Training Software 5 COMMON CHALLENGES WHEN SELECTING AND IMPLEMENTING EMPLOYEE TRAINING SOFTWARE

blog article

Aug 07, 2019

Have you ever wondered how certain businesses manage to stay relevant for years? Having the best interest of your employees in mind and giving them the info they need ensures long-term success. In this article, I’ll share 5 common hurdles for selecting and implementing employee training softwa...

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Employer brands can help you attract & retain talent EMPLOYER BRANDS CAN HELP YOU ATTRACT & RETAIN TALENT

blog article

Aug 07, 2019

Whether you know about it or not, your company has an employer brand. Your employer brand will help to shape public perceptions about what the company is like to work for. Strong employer brands could experience benefits such as faster recruitment, at a lower cost, alongside lower employee turnover....

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Tracking Employee Life Cycle TRACKING EMPLOYEE LIFE CYCLE

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Aug 06, 2019

We who study Employee Engagement are consistently looking for trends in hiring and the direct effect on retention. The Human Resource landscape is slippery, no other profession is tasked with such a diverse cycle of management skills. The ability to find great talent, train, engage and promote are a...

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Why a Great Candidate Experience Results in Better Hires WHY A GREAT CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE RESULTS IN BETTER HIRES

blog article

Aug 06, 2019

Candidate experience or a job seeker’s overall experience with the recruiting and hiring process matters to the success of your organization more than you think. Here are a few ways the candidate experience impacts your business. Candidate experience influences brand perception. Companies that...

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Firing vs. Layoff: Know the difference FIRING VS. LAYOFF: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

blog article

Aug 05, 2019

How you release a staff member from service can have financial implications for your business. Learn the difference in this quick guide. As a business owner, understanding how to separate an employee is just as important as hiring an employee the decision to lay off or fire an employee can have ripp...

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Make Sense of HR Technology Options Available for Your Business MAKE SENSE OF HR TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

blog article

Aug 05, 2019

Human resources technology has transformed how organizations manage all aspects of HR, from recruiting and retention to payroll and grievances. Multiple types of HR software and applications exist, with a wide range of features, scalability, and prices. The ubiquity of human resources technology pre...

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Custom eLearning Trends To Enhance Your L&D Strategy CUSTOM ELEARNING TRENDS TO ENHANCE YOUR L&D STRATEGY

blog article

Aug 04, 2019

When you're catering to a large, diverse audience, you need to mix and match different strategies to keep them engaged. Here's a look at some trends that can give your L&D strategies a boost! Learning and Development strategy is followed by a company to ensure that it reaches the desired...

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Defining The New Wave Of Impactful Training DEFINING THE NEW WAVE OF IMPACTFUL TRAINING

blog article

Aug 02, 2019

Everyone has a story to tell about their first job especially when it comes to impactful training. Whether it’s brand training, leadership, compliance, sales enablement, or simply onboarding, we’ve all been there! How was it for you? Did your company turn the tides and provide you with t...

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Your Employees are Leaving. Do You REALLY Know Why? YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING. DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHY?

blog article

Aug 02, 2019

In today’s booming labor market, organizations cannot afford to lose one of their most important assets: their employees. This is the first time in decades that there are more jobs than there are employees to fill those jobs. There are all kinds of theories and bodies of research out there abo...

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Older Workers Are a Valuable Talent Pool OLDER WORKERS ARE A VALUABLE TALENT POOL

blog article

Aug 01, 2019

Over the last decade, most HR leaders have been obsessed by the role of millennials at work and figuring out how to meet the different expectations and needs of these young workers. Certainly, this has been important work. But, leaders need to be aware of a much bigger demographic challenge ahead: t...

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Evaluating the ROI of a New Employee for Your Small Business EVALUATING THE ROI OF A NEW EMPLOYEE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

blog article

Aug 01, 2019

Use this guide to evaluate the ROI of a new employee, and weigh the costs of your new hire against the potential benefits. If you’re considering adding an additional employee to your team, you first want to determine whether or not such an investment will be fruitful. A successful hire can inc...

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Employee Training Programs: 5 Tips On Setting The Right KPIs And Goals EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAMS: 5 TIPS ON SETTING THE RIGHT KPIS AND GOALS

blog article

Aug 01, 2019

KPIs and goals are essential tools you can use to boost employee engagement, keep everyone on the same page, and track the results of your training program. But, how do you know you have set the right ones? These 5 tips will teach you how to set the most effective KPIs and goals. Very few profession...

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How Maternity Leave Works: The Employer’s Guide HOW MATERNITY LEAVE WORKS: THE EMPLOYER’S GUIDE

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Jul 31, 2019

Maternity leave is becoming more of a topic of interest for workers and businesses. Expectant mothers aren’t the only ones interested. New hires looking to plan their families often consider a maternity leave policy or benefits as a reason to join a company. Even those who aren’t anticip...

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How to Create Wealth for Employees as a Small Business HOW TO CREATE WEALTH FOR EMPLOYEES AS A SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 30, 2019

Small business owners often see their employees as their greatest assets. One of the perks of owning a small business over a large corporation is that you get to know all of the wonderful people who work for you. And because they do so much to help your business grow, you want to invest in them and ...

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6 Questions To Ask Before Adopting Personalized Learning For Employee Training 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ADOPTING PERSONALIZED LEARNING FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING

blog article

Jul 30, 2019

Personalized training is a great approach to provide highly relevant content to learners, and one that matches their proficiency and interest. In this article, I address 6 key questions that may arise as you adopt personalized learning for employee training. We know that “one size does not fit...

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When Gig Workers Want Benefits, Should You Offer Them? WHEN GIG WORKERS WANT BENEFITS, SHOULD YOU OFFER THEM?

blog article

Jul 30, 2019

Last December, when Google's temporary, vendor and contract workers demanded benefits and better communication, the media took notice. Since then, and given the rise in the gig economy and a tight labor market, employers are asking if they should offer more benefits to make their gig workers fee...

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7 Team Building Activities That Actually Build Stronger Teams 7 TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES THAT ACTUALLY BUILD STRONGER TEAMS

blog article

Jul 29, 2019

Team building activities can be awkward. When you’re used to interacting with folks in a professional context, letting loose can be a challenge, especially when you’re asked to vulnerable. However, the benefits of strong peer relationships in the workplace are unparalleled. The simple pl...

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What is Paid Safe Leave? WHAT IS PAID SAFE LEAVE?

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Jul 29, 2019

Trending on the East Coast and spreading across the country are new Safe Leave laws. These laws require business to offer employees paid (or unpaid) leave to attend to their needs in the event they or their family members become the victim of domestic violence, stalking or human trafficking. A new l...

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Employee onboarding: a game changer for talent development and retention? EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING: A GAME CHANGER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION?

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Jul 29, 2019

Organisations that have robust employee onboarding and talent management structures, which support continuous learning, will secure the committment of their employees. According to research published earlier this year, approximately a quarter of new employees, reported that they received no clear on...

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The Impact Of Real Behaviour Change In The Workplace THE IMPACT OF REAL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE

blog article

Jul 29, 2019

Workplace harmony creates a comfortable working atmosphere. It’s essential for creativity, collaboration and staff retention. In fact, employees with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to engage fully in their work performance. It’s not always easy to achieve. In fact, wor...

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Training Automation: 7 Reasons Your Employees Need It TRAINING AUTOMATION: 7 REASONS YOUR EMPLOYEES NEED IT

blog article

Jul 29, 2019

Your company is growing, and your training delivery is struggling to keep up. You need to train employees, sometimes across states, as quickly and consistently as possible. So you do. Like the rockstar you are, you pull out all the stops and ensure that every employee’s training experience is ...

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How Algorithms Are Changing The Face of HR HOW ALGORITHMS ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF HR

blog article

Jul 26, 2019

Thanks to technology, the business world continues to move faster and faster. In this world of constant innovation, the most successful organizations are those that can keep up with or even get ahead of the technological trends. Just think of Google or Apple. Of course, creating an innovative compan...

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A Modern Approach to Training for a Modern Workforce A MODERN APPROACH TO TRAINING FOR A MODERN WORKFORCE

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Jul 25, 2019

Keep the line running. Keep products moving. Optimize supplier relationships. But make sure it's done safely and in compliance with an ever-growing list of regulations. Frontline employees are the ultimate linchpin when it comes to maintaining this balance. They must always be ready to execute t...

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Employee wellbeing: how to support people with neurodiverse conditions EMPLOYEE WELLBEING: HOW TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH NEURODIVERSE CONDITIONS

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Jul 25, 2019

Employee wellbeing has never been so high up the corporate agenda. Here are some practical tips to help guide you through the challenges of supporting neurodiverse employees’ with their physical and mental health, both inside and outside of the workplace. Supporting employees in the workplace ...

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Get Better Teamwork By Rearranging Your Meeting Ag GET BETTER TEAMWORK BY REARRANGING YOUR MEETING AG

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Jul 24, 2019

That was a quote from a dear friend, Lou Dubois who is the director of content at Hilton Hotels. He is an amazing thought leader in the digital marketing space. But my thought was, Wow! What a quote! That quote can be applied across any organization, especially given the volatility and disruption of...

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HR in a heatwave: what role do we play in climate change? HR IN A HEATWAVE: WHAT ROLE DO WE PLAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Jul 24, 2019

We’re in the middle of a long, hot summer of climate change protests but how is your HR team addressing the issue of sustainability and can it actually impact your ability to attract and retain talent? This June was the hottest on record with apocryphal headlines heralding even more freak weat...

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International Hires Need Holistic Relocation Support INTERNATIONAL HIRES NEED HOLISTIC RELOCATION SUPPORT

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Jul 23, 2019

Theresa Häfner, Head of Business Solutions at InterNations, shares findings from a recently released expat report and gives employers of global talent some insights into their needs abroad - as well as the needs of their partners. The recently released Expat Insider 2018 Business Edition Countr...

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Employee Engagement: Employees Want To Be Recognized For Their Hard Work EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: EMPLOYEES WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR HARD WORK

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Jul 23, 2019

I’d like to think by now that we all know employee engagement is an organizational challenge, regardless of what your current engagement scores are. Creating and maintaining an engaged workforce is tough. And as human resources professionals, we spend a lot of our time trying to help our organ...

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Top HR Tips for Small Businesses TOP HR TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 23, 2019

Does it ever seem like for every item you check off your to-do list, two more magically appear? As an HR professional, your work can feel never-ending there’s always something more you can do to make your organization better. That’s why it’s important to embrace this piece of HR ad...

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Overlooked and undervalued – why ‘quiet leadership’ could be the answer to your culture problem OVERLOOKED AND UNDERVALUED – WHY ‘QUIET LEADERSHIP’ COULD BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR CULTURE PROBLEM

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Jul 22, 2019

There is now a new type of leadership on the block that we should respect and value just as much as conventional leadership styles. There is a lot of talk about diversity within business. In enlightened companies this talk goes beyond race and gender diversity and extends to diversity of thinking st...

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There’s No Lukewarm HR THERE’S NO LUKEWARM HR

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Jul 22, 2019

If employees are a pain point or source of frustration for you professionally, then get out of human resources. It isn’t the career for you. Quit trying to tough it out because you are this administrative superstar who can make systems hum. Administration is an important facet of HR, but it is...

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The Surprising Benefit Of Training Not Enough L&D Professionals Talk About THE SURPRISING BENEFIT OF TRAINING NOT ENOUGH L&D PROFESSIONALS TALK ABOUT

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Jul 22, 2019

The 2019 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey discovered that more than a quarter of Millennials have 0% trust in business leaders. Of course, this generation makes up most of the global workforce, which means that employers have some work to do. But as it turns out, organizations don’t seem to h...

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Employee Turnover Is a More Costly Problem than Researchers Thought, Here’s Why EMPLOYEE TURNOVER IS A MORE COSTLY PROBLEM THAN RESEARCHERS THOUGHT, HERE’S WHY

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Jul 19, 2019

Researchers have been studying employee turnover the causes of it, and how to prevent it since the 1900s. Unsurprisingly, there are countless reasons why employees quit or leave their jobs: better pay elsewhere, relocation, family emergencies, changes in career, hating a boss or work culture, and th...

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Vacation in Peace by Empowering Staff VACATION IN PEACE BY EMPOWERING STAFF

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Jul 19, 2019

Assuming your staff is capable of running the show without you and yet they still find a reason to call while you are on vacation, you have to ask yourself, why? Well, let me offer some possible reasons: They don’t feel sure of themselves because you haven’t previously included them in y...

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The Value of Compassionate Offboarding THE VALUE OF COMPASSIONATE OFFBOARDING

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Jul 18, 2019

As HR professionals, we pay a lot of attention to first impressions. We create positive candidate and employee experiences. We work hard to set our employees up for success from their first day. We put well thought-out strategies in place, strategies that often involve time and money we believe to b...

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Let HR Drive Agility in Your Workforce LET HR DRIVE AGILITY IN YOUR WORKFORCE

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Jul 18, 2019

In the last 15 years, almost a third of corporations on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were replaced. Failure to adapt was one of the critical contributing factors to their demise. The frenetic pace of change is a massive concern for all enterprises, and how your organization handles this challeng...

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5 ways an applicant tracking system can help attract top talent 5 WAYS AN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM CAN HELP ATTRACT TOP TALENT

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Jul 17, 2019

These days, talented employees are getting harder to find. The current economic growth means there are more job openings and more competition for strong applicants.In fact, 73% of employers are having difficulty finding skilled candidates.And when companies see top talent, they often act fast. The b...

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Cadillac Tax Serves as Incentive to Reduce Health Care Benefit Offerings CADILLAC TAX SERVES AS INCENTIVE TO REDUCE HEALTH CARE BENEFIT OFFERINGS

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Jul 17, 2019

Several years ago, I was tasked with reviewing our health care benefit plan and determining how the looming “Cadillac Tax” would impact our organization and employees. After review, I concluded our health plan was determined to be “high value” and would be subject to the 40 p...

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How Long Does Your Employee Have to File an EEOC Charge of Discrimination? HOW LONG DOES YOUR EMPLOYEE HAVE TO FILE AN EEOC CHARGE OF DISCRIMINATION?

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Jul 17, 2019

Here’s how it works for non-federal-sector employees: An employee must file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place. However, if your business operates in a state or locality that has a...

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5 Signs Your Employee Is About to Quit 5 SIGNS YOUR EMPLOYEE IS ABOUT TO QUIT

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Jul 17, 2019

They seem so happy chatting in the breakroom, volunteering for projects, contributing to the quarterly newsletter but then comes the dreaded email: the 2 week notice. How did you not see it coming? Zenefits surveyed 600 business owners to find out the top 5 signs that an employee is about to quit. A...

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AI in HR: When Employee Experience Takes Center Stage AI IN HR: WHEN EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE TAKES CENTER STAGE

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Jul 17, 2019

Just a few years ago, the very notion of a bot that’s self-aware and empathetic conversing with a human being was the stuff of science fiction. In 2019, this interaction no longer resides in theory but illustrates what has become one of the simplest, most effective ways to connect with employe...

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How Personal Brands Can Help You Learn About Prospective Employees HOW PERSONAL BRANDS CAN HELP YOU LEARN ABOUT PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

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Jul 16, 2019

Traditionally viewed as a marketing tactic for companies and products, brands have moved into career planning and job searches. Many jobseekers now consciously develop and enhance their “personal brand,” or the unique combination of skills, experience and personality that defines an indi...

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Remote versus mobile working and why it affects diversity and inclusion REMOTE VERSUS MOBILE WORKING AND WHY IT AFFECTS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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Jul 16, 2019

There’s a big difference between remote and mobile working and that distinction could make or break your diversity, inclusion and retention strategy. Thanks to a plethora of tools and technologies, remote work is becoming the norm for millions of employees around the world. In fact, as soon as...

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5 Ways AI Has Made a Difference in the HR Industry 5 WAYS AI HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE HR INDUSTRY

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Jul 15, 2019

Let's start with a basic question, when you are in a hurry and want to know how something is done which of the two do you tend to do: refer a book about the topic or simply google your problem. If you just said "refer a book", we both know you're joking. This year has been all abou...

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Retain a Smart Workforce with the Help of Employee Retention Apps RETAIN A SMART WORKFORCE WITH THE HELP OF EMPLOYEE RETENTION APPS

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Jul 15, 2019

Employee retention is when you manage to retain your employees from hopping over to other companies for jobs. Today, this is the biggest problem for employers as they find their star performers often quit from their posts, seeking jobs elsewhere. Stopping your employees from marching out your door n...

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Can We Do That?! Recruitment, Selection and Hiring Tips and Traps CAN WE DO THAT?! RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND HIRING TIPS AND TRAPS

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Jul 15, 2019

No one knows better than you the employer your jobs and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to do them. There are several hurdles, however, that can hinder the process of finding the right talent to fill those jobs. The SHRM Online article Study: Most Job Seekers Abandon Online Job Applicatio...

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The Employer’s Guide to Boosting Employee Retention with Recognition THE EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO BOOSTING EMPLOYEE RETENTION WITH RECOGNITION

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Jul 15, 2019

When it comes to retaining talent, businesses are looking for creative solutions to keep employees motivated, engaged and on the payroll. Doggie daycare and a host of other up-and-coming perks top lists of business’ idea of what employees want and need to stay loyal to the firm. But do you rea...

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Mental health matters for attracting talent MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS FOR ATTRACTING TALENT

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Jul 15, 2019

While mental health has finally made its way on to the national agenda, it is still a relatively new issue within the context of the workplace. So, whilst many employers wouldn’t think twice about allowing an employee with a broken leg to work from home, or take time off to recover from an ope...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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4 Key Workplace Safety Tips 4 KEY WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS

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Jul 15, 2019

Providing workplace safety should be a top concern for every company. If each employee understands and adheres to the safety tips, accidents would be lessened in the workplace. This will lead to greater brand loyalty and a higher bottom line. Every workplace is potentially hazardous, with some being...

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6 Insider Secrets To Select The Ideal Corporate LMS For Your Employee Induction Online Training 6 INSIDER SECRETS TO SELECT THE IDEAL CORPORATE LMS FOR YOUR EMPLOYEE INDUCTION ONLINE TRAINING

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Jul 13, 2019

Nowadays, most corporate training sessions happen online. It costs a fraction of classroom-based courses and can be scaled affordably. In a curious twist, a self-paced study can offer more one-on-one time than classroom formats. This is especially true if the training happens via a corporate LMS. Fo...

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Recruitment: how aligning words and actions to values can ensure candidates are the right fit RECRUITMENT: HOW ALIGNING WORDS AND ACTIONS TO VALUES CAN ENSURE CANDIDATES ARE THE RIGHT FIT

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Jul 11, 2019

Let’s start by replaying a conversation we’ve had many times with leaders of organisations who want to improve their recruitment processes: Values are an expression of what matters most to a person, a group, or an organisation. Values shape our sense of the world, how things work and wha...

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Not Just for Software: How Agile Learning is Transforming L&D NOT JUST FOR SOFTWARE: HOW AGILE LEARNING IS TRANSFORMING L&D

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Jul 11, 2019

As digital transformation impacts every industry, access to skilled workers is one of the key differentiators of successful companies. For learning and development (L&D) leaders, this digital skills crisis requires a fundamental shift in the way we train and develop our people. The traditional w...

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How to Create a New Hire Onboarding Survey HOW TO CREATE A NEW HIRE ONBOARDING SURVEY

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Jul 11, 2019

The onboarding process is crucial for good company culture and maximizing the efficiency of new hires. Get them caught up with everything they need to know about their role and the company so they can hit the ground running. The end, right? Wrong sort of. Limiting the onboarding process to basic tra...

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How organizational network analytics is transforming diversity and inclusion through data HOW ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORK ANALYTICS IS TRANSFORMING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THROUGH DATA

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Jul 10, 2019

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is increasingly being recognised as critical to the long-term success of organisations. Facing continuous disruption, evolving workforce demographics and the changing nature of work, companies are under increasing pressure to create workplaces where new ideas and di...

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Communication: it’s time for HR to stop sounding like robots and speak like humans COMMUNICATION: IT’S TIME FOR HR TO STOP SOUNDING LIKE ROBOTS AND SPEAK LIKE HUMANS

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Jul 10, 2019

In person, HR folk are often great communicators warm, human and down-to-earth but when they sit down at their keyboard, something strange happens. Most are overtaken by starchy alter egos and find themselves writing things like: Employees are requested to complete their self-appraisals in a timely ...

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Hiring Summer Interns? Here are the 4 Types of Tools Your HR Department Needs to Use HIRING SUMMER INTERNS? HERE ARE THE 4 TYPES OF TOOLS YOUR HR DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO USE

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Jul 10, 2019

Many of us experienced one summer internships during our college years, and some may even credit those times for paving the way for their future careers. But, then again, many of us may look back at those internships with horror and dread. Unfortunately, the Hollywood stereotype of the mistreatment ...

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A Strategic Plan Without a Talent Strategy A STRATEGIC PLAN WITHOUT A TALENT STRATEGY

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Jul 10, 2019

As a senior faculty member for the Human Capital Institute, I was leading a two-day strategic workforce planning session recently in Singapore when that question was posed to me. I stopped in my tracks and tried to take my facilitator hat off while putting my consultant hat on.

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PURPOSE OR PASSION? PURPOSE OR PASSION?

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Jul 10, 2019

THE KEY QUESTION IN EXECUTIVE SEARCHI am sure that there are many interviews in which a candidate, however senior, is asked the question ‘what is your passion?’It is also impossible to be unaware of Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and how that has become an almost univer...

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AI Won’t Make You Successful. Great Managers Will AI WON’T MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL. GREAT MANAGERS WILL

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Jul 10, 2019

As you read this book, keep in mind that the quality of your manager and team leaders is the single biggest factors in your organization’s success.” This quote is from my current read: It’s the Manager: Gallup finds the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest fac...

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8 Creative Summer Workplace Perks 8 CREATIVE SUMMER WORKPLACE PERKS

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Jul 09, 2019

Summer doesn’t just mean great weather, barbeques, and beach days. Depending on your workplace culture, it might also mean summer work perks. “Summer Fridays,” relaxed dress codes, and beer on tap are just a few ways companies encourage employees to relax, unwind, and make the most...

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Can an Employee Turn Down a Pay Raise? CAN AN EMPLOYEE TURN DOWN A PAY RAISE?

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Jul 09, 2019

Many workers get excited about a salary bump or the prospect of a promotion, but what should an employer do if a worker declines either? Here's what employment attorneys had to say. Each employee's request should be assessed individually, but, if the worker is being paid according to the law...

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How to Make Sense of Employee Paystubs HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF EMPLOYEE PAYSTUBS

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Jul 09, 2019

Every few weeks, employees receive a slip of paper that details their health insurance premiums, year-to-date 401k contributions, and even vacation and sick time balances. It sounds like the dream HR document, one that’s practical for employees and one that businesses can use to demonstrate va...

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6 Best Practices For Offboarding: Goodbyes To Benefit Your Business 6 BEST PRACTICES FOR OFFBOARDING: GOODBYES TO BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS

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Jul 08, 2019

You’ve probably read time and again about onboarding best practices. Which makes perfect sense. Employee onboarding is essential for newcomers. It helps them familiarize themselves with company procedures and feel at ease. But what about employee offboarding? Most companies have a standard pro...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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30 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement 30 TIPS TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 08, 2019

Now that we know what employment engagement is and why it matters, let’s deep dive into how you can accomplish it. We won’t waste any time, here’s 30 ways you increase employee engagement: Employees are increasingly expecting flexible benefits at work, but you don’t have to o...

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7 Employee recognition ideas that’ll work like a charm! 7 EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION IDEAS THAT’LL WORK LIKE A CHARM!

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Jul 08, 2019

In love as in work, if there is one thing in terms of expectations, it is the need to be recognized. You want your partner to acknowledge your efforts by a display of love and you expect your employer to recognize your contributions by some sort of reward. While money is usually considered as the us...

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How Employee Engagement Drives Marketing ROI HOW EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DRIVES MARKETING ROI

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Jul 08, 2019

“Wait a minute,” you say, “Did I read that right? I thought it was our marketing team’s job to sell potential buyers on our products and services, not selling our employees on how great it is to work here. Truth is, driving employee engagement is the marketing team’s mo...

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What Is Employee Behaviour Change And How To Leverage It In The L&D Process WHAT IS EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE AND HOW TO LEVERAGE IT IN THE L&D PROCESS

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Jul 08, 2019

Employee Behaviour Change might seem like a self-explanatory term, but it’s packed with meaning. In fact, there’s a whole field of science that seeks to understand the keys to behaviour change: behavioural science. A behaviour is simply something you do. In an organisation, it’s of...

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10 Tips for Using 360 Degree Feedback for Performance Appraisal 10 TIPS FOR USING 360 DEGREE FEEDBACK FOR PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL

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Jul 08, 2019

Originally used almost exclusively for developmental purposes, using 360-degree feedback for purposes other than employee development increased significantly over the past decade. One application increasing in popularity is the use of multirater feedback for performance appraisal. Whether one agrees...

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4 Steps to Design an Employee Development Plan that Works 4 STEPS TO DESIGN AN EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WORKS

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Jul 05, 2019

Putting professional development in the employee's hands is a big factor in boosting employee engagement, self-motivation and giving someone a sense of purpose within the organization. Individuals should be building the skills to advance their own career and to adapt to a rapidly changing work e...

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Four steps to increasing employee tenure FOUR STEPS TO INCREASING EMPLOYEE TENURE

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Jul 05, 2019

The days have gone when people would stay at one job through their entire career. Global studies and research show that the median number of years that wage and salary workers have worked for their current employer is currently 4.6 years. It is a known fact that organizations, employees and customer...

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5 Things Gen Z Look For in a Job 5 THINGS GEN Z LOOK FOR IN A JOB

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Jul 04, 2019

Look out! The first wave of Gen Z has graduated college this year and is entering the workforce. As digital natives born between the years 1997 and 2012, Gen Z grew up with the internet and the ability to monetize an online presence. This generation is made up of tech experts and natural entrepreneu...

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4 Ways To Prevent Employee Turnover In Your Startup 4 WAYS TO PREVENT EMPLOYEE TURNOVER IN YOUR STARTUP

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Jul 04, 2019

Keeping good talent is tough for any business, but when you’re an emerging startup, it can be a make-or-break matter. Losing the person who drives innovation or puts the whole team at ease can cripple a promising operation in its youth, and as a leader it’s your job to stop that. So what...

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HR Made Simple HR MADE SIMPLE

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Jul 04, 2019

When you make a change for better efficiency, make sure it’s efficient! Looking for ways to work more efficiently is part of the HR assignments. Can we make this simpler? Can we automate that? Can we eliminate this manual task so we get more time to focus on the projects where we can really ma...

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Four ways to improve internal communications FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Jul 04, 2019

The most successful companies operate like well-oiled machines, where all parts interconnect and work together seamlessly. If you have a communication problem within your business, then that machine won’t be working as well as it could be. Rightly or wrongly, the responsibility to improve inte...

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4 Essential New Hire Forms You Must Know 4 ESSENTIAL NEW HIRE FORMS YOU MUST KNOW

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Jul 03, 2019

The hiring process is always joyous. It results in an excited applicant and an additional employee to help your company reach its goals. Plus, the human resources department earns props for a job well done planning the employee’s first month. For the hiring to be official, however, several imp...

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Achieving your business potential with good HR practices ACHIEVING YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL WITH GOOD HR PRACTICES

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Jul 03, 2019

Many new entrepreneurs make the mistake of thinking human resources (HR) isn’t a strategic portion of a business, just something that needs to get done. So, the tendency for startups, especially new ones looking to cut costs, is to spend as little as possible in that department. No specialists...

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The Role Of Respect In Keeping Your Employees Motivated THE ROLE OF RESPECT IN KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES MOTIVATED

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Jul 03, 2019

Respect in the workplace is not only a “feel good” requirement but has a direct impact on employee productivity and the company bottom line – this was the result of extensive research by Georgetown University’s Prof. Christine Porath. Porath is also the author of the book Mas...

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Leadership Challenges in the Workplace & How to Overcome Them LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN THE WORKPLACE & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Jul 03, 2019

There’s a lot of pressure in leadership, as anyone who’s helmed a business knows perfectly well. You set the tone for everyone who works for you — what’s more, the core message of the company is yours to communicate and propagate. Provide weak leadership, and at best you&rsqu...

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Time and Attendance Platform 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN A TIME AND ATTENDANCE PLATFORM

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Jul 02, 2019

Think you’re accurately capturing your employees’ time? Think again. According to one study, almost 80 percent of the businesses using timesheets admitted they regularly have to make corrections before they can run payroll. Not only can these mistakes cost a business time and money, they...

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6 Creative Employee Onboarding Ideas 6 CREATIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING IDEAS

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Jul 02, 2019

One reason that onboarding gets a bad rap is because, well, it’s usually just as bad as people think it is. The first few days of onboarding and new hire trainings can be really dull, filled with endless PowerPoint presentations and hours of dry information with few breaks. Most companies don&...

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What is a Paternity Leave Policy? WHAT IS A PATERNITY LEAVE POLICY?

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Jul 01, 2019

One of the hottest topics in HR and in business more generally is the paternity leave policy. Working dads are looking for more time to bond with new children and help out at home. Family leave is covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But it’s often considered protection for n...

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4 Tips for Improving Communication in Your Workplace 4 TIPS FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATION IN YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jul 01, 2019

Effective internal communication is essential in the workplace. It often takes multiple people being on the same page to properly execute important tasks. Hierarchies, unfamiliarity, and misunderstood emails can all impede productivity. Quality communication is often taken for granted but can make a...

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