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This is why you need an employee assistance programme (EAP) THIS IS WHY YOU NEED AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (EAP)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you're responsible for the HR or team management of an SME - you're in luck - this one's for you. We're dishing the dirt on what EAPs typically involve and more importantly, why they're so influential for businesses today. Stripping it back to basics, if you're looking for...

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How AI is Driving Employee Productivity HOW AI IS DRIVING EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

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Jun 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have joined hands to power more and more tools and platforms progressively. With businesses now more open to adapting to these sophisticated automation tools, the fear of losing their jobs amongst the general workforce too has been arrested to a large ext...

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Employee Benefits That Cause Financial Stress EMPLOYEE BENEFITS THAT CAUSE FINANCIAL STRESS

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Jun 24, 2019

You might be hearing some buzz in the media about which employee benefits are the best. And when it comes to financial wellness, there’s way too much stress and confusion. Here’s the problem: Most American workers are struggling to get by. At the same time, we’re seeing too many fa...

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Innovative workplace design: The recipe for employing engagement INNOVATIVE WORKPLACE DESIGN: THE RECIPE FOR EMPLOYING ENGAGEMENT

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Jun 23, 2019

Employee engagement and satisfaction wellbeing are the cornerstones of all successful businesses today. No matter the scale or size of the organization, several studies have established the direct link between workplace design and employee engagement. The overarching understanding is that employees&...

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Reflections on UNLEASH and Trends in HR REFLECTIONS ON UNLEASH AND TRENDS IN HR

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Jun 20, 2019

Since attending UNLEASH America in May, I’ve been reflecting on the rapidly changing world of HR and the impact of those changes on HR leaders and their organizations. While HR professionals rush to keep up with the transformations taking hold in the world of work in general, they are also fac...

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4 Steps to Build an Effective Training and Development Program 4 STEPS TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Jun 20, 2019

As a new generation enters the workforce, there is an even more pressing need to invest in workplace learning and development. As the baby boomer generation moves toward retirement taking years of valuable expertise with them millennials are quickly becoming the dominant group in the workforce. In f...

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Everything you need to know about Recruitment Process Outsourcing EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECRUITMENT PROCESS OUTSOURCING

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Jun 19, 2019

Recruitment is one of the HR department’s key functions that is initiated and overseen by the management of an organization. It is the process of searching and hiring the most competent candidate from within or outside an organization for a position, in a timely and economical manner. The proc...

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Resilience in the workplace: 5 habits of resilient people RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE: 5 HABITS OF RESILIENT PEOPLE

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Jun 19, 2019

Resilience is a word that is thrown around quite frequently in the modern workplace. Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than before. For these people, rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their tenacity, they ...

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How Leadership Skills Learned in School Help in the Workplace HOW LEADERSHIP SKILLS LEARNED IN SCHOOL HELP IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 19, 2019

When you were in school, you probably questioned how a certain subject would ever help you later on in life. You might have protested at 10 p.m., after spending hours on an impossible homework assignment. While you might not use calculus at your job in the HR department or when puttering around your...

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6 Latest Recruitment Trends to Implement in 2019 6 LATEST RECRUITMENT TRENDS TO IMPLEMENT IN 2019

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Jun 18, 2019

There is no denying that technology is changing the way we see the world. It has created a whole new world and is expanding into new markets every day. The use of technology is increasing day by day and professionals of different sectors are utilizing various techniques to advance and progress in th...

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The Six Elements of Employee Motivation THE SIX ELEMENTS OF EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION

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Jun 17, 2019

Workplace pressure can make a person cringe, regardless of what their job is, and low motivation for one’s work makes that impact much worse. If an organization were to lose one of its important employees due to the lack of motivation, it could take a long time—sometimes even years&mdash...

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Don’t hire superstar employees, grow them DON’T HIRE SUPERSTAR EMPLOYEES, GROW THEM

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Jun 17, 2019

Great companies need exceptional employees. Once your business has outgrown the basement, it’s time to find smart, talented people who can help you reach the next level.  Unfortunately, skilled superstars can be tough to pin down. A June 2018 report from ManpowerGroup revealed that organi...

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HOW CLUBS POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORKPLACE HOW CLUBS POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 17, 2019

Alongside food and shelter, a sense of belonging is another basic human need, according to Psychology Today. With the average American spending 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, per Business Insider, that need is sought within the workplace, as well as outside it. Developing relationships be...

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How HR services can be enhanced through the use of chatbots HOW HR SERVICES CAN BE ENHANCED THROUGH THE USE OF CHATBOTS

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Jun 17, 2019

Whether they find them helpful or pesky, almost all consumers have grown accustomed to the presence of chatbots, the conversational artificial intelligence programs that use voice or text to convincingly simulate how a human would answer questions and provide advice or assistance. But soon, employee...

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Avoid These 8 Mistakes When Recruiting for Remote Teams AVOID THESE 8 MISTAKES WHEN RECRUITING FOR REMOTE TEAMS

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Jun 16, 2019

Remote working is more than a trend. It is the future. Thanks to the digital age, the gig economy, the Internet of Things and a drive by Millennials to work with greater flexibility, utilizing remote workers is now something businesses are wising up to. In recent years, there has been an explosion o...

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How to Compete for Top Talent in a Time of Talent Scarcity HOW TO COMPETE FOR TOP TALENT IN A TIME OF TALENT SCARCITY

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Jun 13, 2019

The current employment environment has HR professionals searching for answers to the challenges of recruiting and retaining top talent. Finding and holding onto high-performing employees touches almost every aspect of the talent mobility continuum: talent discovery and attraction; inclusion and dive...

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2 THINGS TO DO BEFORE MOVING SALARIED EMPLOYEES TO HOURLY FOR FLSA THRESHOLD 2 THINGS TO DO BEFORE MOVING SALARIED EMPLOYEES TO HOURLY FOR FLSA THRESHOLD

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Jun 13, 2019

If this would be part of your organizations response to the proposed threshold, do not overlook your employees reactions to that change. Moving from salary to hourly may seem like a demotion to some of them, so it’s key you handle changes thoughtfully. Here are two tips to handle those convers...

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7 Tips for Efficient Learning 7 TIPS FOR EFFICIENT LEARNING

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Jun 13, 2019

An important factor of  learning efficiently is to concentrate completely on what you’re  doing. Every kind of distraction should be avoided. This is only possible if you’re consciously concentrating. Different sounds, radio broadcasting informative material, television, teleph...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 13, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”...

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How to Get into Human Resources HOW TO GET INTO HUMAN RESOURCES

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Jun 12, 2019

Ever wondered how to get into Human Resources? Well, many c-suite executives are clear that the human resources team is the most critical department within a company. As such, human resource professionals are often highly rewarded and given freedoms to be creative in managing the workforce. Therefor...

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7 HR TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGING THE EMPLOYEE LIFECYCLE 7 HR TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGING THE EMPLOYEE LIFECYCLE

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Jun 12, 2019

While employees are often considered an organization’s most valuable resource, the best results often come when great workforces are provided with great technology. Continue reading this blog post for seven HR technologies that help manage the employee lifecycle. It’s no secret employees...

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Why HR Is a Leader in Digital Transformation WHY HR IS A LEADER IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 12, 2019

Human Resources plays a critical role in today’s enterprise. From sourcing top talent, to supporting managers and employees, HR is continuously working to create an environment where the employees are treated as their most important customers. Although we know the role of an HR professional go...

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How AI Can Transform Recruiting HOW AI CAN TRANSFORM RECRUITING

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Jun 11, 2019

Recruiting and talent acquisition is a top priority for employers, but recruiting well can take immense amounts of human capital. The average employer spends around $4,000 and takes more than three weeks to recruit each new hire. So, it’s not surprising that employers are excited at the possib...

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A four-day work week: productive or pointless? A FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK: PRODUCTIVE OR POINTLESS?

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Jun 10, 2019

There is an argument to be made that modern technology has significantly sped up the way we work, and that the five-day week is no longer necessary. For example, cloud HR software means that long-winded spreadsheets are no longer needed and faffing around with paperwork is a thing of the past. Whils...

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5 Exercises for Better Language Learning. 5 EXERCISES FOR BETTER LANGUAGE LEARNING.

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Jun 10, 2019

Listen to a text passage on loop. Listen to the native speakers in the movie and read along the word-by-word translations in your native tongue. Concentrate on the second line only (the translations). The word pairs are highlighted in sync with the speakers – just like a karaoke player. With t...

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4 Benefits of Recruitment Marketing (And 6 Ways to Get Started) 4 BENEFITS OF RECRUITMENT MARKETING (AND 6 WAYS TO GET STARTED)

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Jun 09, 2019

Recruitment marketing is exactly what it sounds like. It erases some of the boundaries between your company’s desire to sell products and services and your efforts to find and recruit promising talent. There’s always going to be a place for product placement as well as traditional job li...

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5 ways HR Managers can leverage data for increased business value 5 WAYS HR MANAGERS CAN LEVERAGE DATA FOR INCREASED BUSINESS VALUE

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Jun 09, 2019

For HR, the struggle is in mining the right data. By the year 2020, 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created for each person on the planet every single second. To stay competitive and move your organization forward, you’ll need the tools to identify and utilize your most important data...

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The Top 5 Digital Recruiting Challenges According to Employers (and How to Tackle Them) THE TOP 5 DIGITAL RECRUITING CHALLENGES ACCORDING TO EMPLOYERS (AND HOW TO TACKLE THEM)

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Jun 07, 2019

With 7 million-plus job openings and an unemployment rate of 3.6%, the U.S. labor market continues to lean heavily in favor of candidates. Job seekers not only have more flexibility in choosing where they work but also enjoy on-demand access to career opportunities through any number of job boards, ...

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5 THINGS HR TEAMS CAN DO TO BETTER SUPPORT EMPLOYEES 5 THINGS HR TEAMS CAN DO TO BETTER SUPPORT EMPLOYEES

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Jun 07, 2019

It is not a secret that happy employees make a successful company. Human resources and benefits leaders know that supported employees will drive productivity across the board. But, candidates simply have more options in today’s competitive job market. People are seeking companies that provide ...

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Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Interview Process Interesting to Candidates TOP 5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR INTERVIEW PROCESS INTERESTING TO CANDIDATES

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Jun 06, 2019

It can be very difficult to attract and retain talent in a competitive market, particularly the Practice side of Accountancy & Finance. There are lots of firms vying for the attention of the brightest and best. Many companies struggle to differentiate themselves from the competition and can lose...

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5 HR and Recruitment Metrics For The Recruitment Stage 5 HR AND RECRUITMENT METRICS FOR THE RECRUITMENT STAGE

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Jun 06, 2019

Recruitment is a key stage in the employee lifecycle. At a basic level, recruitment is about enlisting people to join a group. But, it should be more than that. Without the right talent to meet business needs, the organization as a whole will suffer. You want to make sure you hire the best talent fo...

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Top Seven Work Trends To Look Out for in 2019 TOP SEVEN WORK TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jun 06, 2019

Each year, we see a plethora of work trends come and go that are usually contingent upon updated technology and new additions to the workforce. These trends take the form of initiatives that span wellness and wellbeing, talent mobility, and digital tools that are typically rebooted by a startup ente...

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5 employee retention strategies every company should implement 5 EMPLOYEE RETENTION STRATEGIES EVERY COMPANY SHOULD IMPLEMENT

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Jun 06, 2019

Employee retention isn’t just a human resources challenge, it’s also a business one—the cost of employee turnover has now cracked a whopping 13-digit milestone. According to research from Gallup, U.S. businesses have a $1 trillion problem. Emboldened by a strong economy and record-...

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How healthy is your payroll? HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR PAYROLL?

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Jun 05, 2019

Payroll is an integral part of all organisations. Whoever looks after your company’s payroll is not only responsible for employees’ salary compensation, but they also need to protect your company’s reputation by ensuring compliance with various legislation. Even though payroll is v...

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How to introduce policies in the workplace HOW TO INTRODUCE POLICIES IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 04, 2019

What's stopping companies from introducing wellness initiatives or taking your birthday off is often as simple as not having a policy in place for it. Policies can be deceptively simple to create and implement, here's everything you need to know. Australian workplaces should have policies in...

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Smart HR: how to quickly implement Big Data and Machine Learning in human resource management SMART HR: HOW TO QUICKLY IMPLEMENT BIG DATA AND MACHINE LEARNING IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Jun 03, 2019

As quickly and effectively to implement Big Data and Machine Learning in application area of business for a solution of practical tasks, having avoided the popular errors Data Scientist — we understand on the example of the HR direction. The introduction of any new technology and, especially, ...

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HR Jobs Are Changing– And So Are Their Salaries HR JOBS ARE CHANGING– AND SO ARE THEIR SALARIES

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Jun 03, 2019

HR has evolved immensely over the past decade. Due to our increased reliance and integration of technology, every part of a business is changing, and that includes HR. With this change has come a wave of new HR jobs, such as the Chief People Officer and the emergence of “People teams.” R...

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7 Intriguing Employee Engagement Trends for 2019 7 INTRIGUING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2019

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May 31, 2019

As children, we were asked this question over and over again. Even now as adults we ask the same question to the kids in our lives. It could just be a way to humor ourselves with the adorable answers we get, but truly, even from a young age we understand that the career path we pursue becomes a stro...

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The Impact of Bad Software on Employee Experience THE IMPACT OF BAD SOFTWARE ON EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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May 31, 2019

Quick – how many different software programs do you use at work? Now, can you tell me what all of them do? Don’t worry if you struggled to find an answer, the truth is that most people can’t answer this question. Software is eating the world and as the new tech revolution catapults...

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Top 10 Technology Skills Every HR Professional Needs Today: A Guest Post TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY SKILLS EVERY HR PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TODAY: A GUEST POST

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May 29, 2019

The tedious job of an HR professional in today’s modern disposition spans across a multitude of responsibilities tied around human engagement administration and management of organizational data in its highest capacity. Those who hope to fit into the HR sector now require specific career devel...

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What Are The Hiring Parameters For The It Recruitment? WHAT ARE THE HIRING PARAMETERS FOR THE IT RECRUITMENT?

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May 29, 2019

Folks don't decide to become an IT player… it is very identical to the Best IT recruitment agencies in Sydney. Mostly, General lack of sources of career path that might prepare you for an associate. So it is a very very important thing while hiring engineers, recruiters tend to follow a c...

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How to Develop Data-Analytics Skills in HR HOW TO DEVELOP DATA-ANALYTICS SKILLS IN HR

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May 29, 2019

The ability to analyze and extract valuable insights from workforce data is an increasingly sought-after skill in HR. As more data is collected through new platforms and tools, HR professionals can identify where employee turnover is spiking and why, correlate hiring data with employee performance o...

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5 Tips on How to Organize Your Remote HR Team 5 TIPS ON HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR REMOTE HR TEAM

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May 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered of going partly or fully remote? While there are certain indisputable benefits associated with hiring remote employees, they will also come at a cost with a set of their own unique challenges. The biggest challenge of all is that of managing a remote team. Hereinbelow, we&rsqu...

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What is an employee code of conduct and why is it important? WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE CODE OF CONDUCT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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May 27, 2019

An employee code of conduct is an important document that clearly sets out expectations for employee behavior and underpins a positive organizational culture. Employee misconduct is one of the most complex areas that employers must navigate. A well-written code of conduct helps remove confusion arou...

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5 Skills to Look for in Finance and Accounting Employees 5 SKILLS TO LOOK FOR IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING EMPLOYEES

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May 27, 2019

You’ve seen the signs you need finance and accounting support. Now it’s time to find new employees for the department. Before you hire, learn the top five skills to look out for in finance and accounting candidates. There are many different accounting and finance programs on the market. ...

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7 Tech Tools to Help You Get Excellent Hiring Results 7 TECH TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET EXCELLENT HIRING RESULTS

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May 27, 2019

All too often today it’s difficult for people to get work and for companies to find new employees. Here we look at 7 different types of hiring tools that you can use in your company to find your much-needed talent. These tools can be used by anybody. You want to make sure that your company get...

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EMPLOYEE TRAINING 3.0: LEARNING IN THE FLOW OF WORK EMPLOYEE TRAINING 3.0: LEARNING IN THE FLOW OF WORK

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May 27, 2019

The capabilities of enterprise technology are evolving at an accelerating pace. Is your approach to employee training able to keep up? In the modern digital workplace, where the vast majority of tasks are performed on online platforms, outdated methods of training are a major barrier to success. But...

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Facing Recruitment Challenges? Focus on the Tech FACING RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES? FOCUS ON THE TECH

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May 24, 2019

The manufacturing industry is between a rock and a hard place. The industry has experienced tremendous growth, adding close to 350,000 new jobs in 2017, as reported by CNBC. However, increased growth doesn’t mean its troubles are over. A joint study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing ...

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Is Your Benefits Program Still Beneficial? IS YOUR BENEFITS PROGRAM STILL BENEFICIAL?

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May 24, 2019

When was the last time you had a checkup? I’m not talking about your annual physical (although, you should probably take care of that too) — I’m talking about your employee benefits program. At some point, your HR team likely got together with key stakeholders in the organization t...

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15 Ways to Treat Your Employees Well 15 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES WELL

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May 23, 2019

You’ve hired good employees, so how do you keep them? By treating them well. Decent pay rates and bonuses are important, but it’s also paramount for people to enjoy their work environment and feel appreciated. Hiring talent is just the beginning of your relationship with your employees. ...

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How Are Human Resources Jobs Evolving? HOW ARE HUMAN RESOURCES JOBS EVOLVING?

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May 22, 2019

The field of human resources is undergoing significant changes. Today, HR professionals are a vital and strategic part of a company’s lifeblood, responsible for fostering great company culture, unifying the team, and more. Here’s what the new world of human resources looks like. Today&rs...

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The Secrets to Keeping the “Human” in HR THE SECRETS TO KEEPING THE “HUMAN” IN HR

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May 22, 2019

Recently, a young man I know was contacted by a recruiter looking to fill a position for a company that was relocating to his current city. He had been exploring other positions on and off for a while and had sent his resume to this recruiter without much thought. In the end, he took the new positio...

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How to Use Job Descriptions to Drive Employee Engagement HOW TO USE JOB DESCRIPTIONS TO DRIVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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May 21, 2019

John F. Kennedy was just about to give an important speech to inspire the nation to rally behind the Apollo missions to the moon. Looking for a quiet place to practice before being televised live at NASA, he stepped into what he thought was one of the hangars. It turned out to be the janitor’s...

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Hiring Managers’ Favorite Skills to See on a Resume HIRING MANAGERS’ FAVORITE SKILLS TO SEE ON A RESUME

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May 21, 2019

Whether you’ve been in the workforce for ten years or two—chances are, you quickly realized that scoring your dream job isn’t as easy as copying an old resume and sending off an introductory email into the great hiring abyss. Nope. There’s actually a whole lot more strategy i...

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How Employers Can Manage The Perils of Always On Work Culture HOW EMPLOYERS CAN MANAGE THE PERILS OF ALWAYS ON WORK CULTURE

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May 21, 2019

In a culture of 24/7 connectivity, the very notion of off-hours seems like a quaint relic of the distant past. But the cost of feeling always on the clock is severe. A company culture that disregards work-life balance puts its employees at risk of chronic stress, workplace burnout, depression, and i...

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How Your Hiring Process Translates to Employee Engagement HOW YOUR HIRING PROCESS TRANSLATES TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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May 21, 2019

Employee engagement is a crucial factor that can lead to better productivity and profits for companies. However, many human resources don't think about how the hiring process could positively or negatively affect employee engagement. Here are several things to keep in mind: In your role as a hum...

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6 Ways to Encourage Employees to Focus on Their Mental Health 6 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO FOCUS ON THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

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May 20, 2019

As a result, our mental health often gets put on the back burner as it’s an unseen and easily forgotten aspect of health. May is Mental Health Month, a perfect time to check in on your employees’ mental health status. It’s not necessarily an easy topic to discuss, but starting the ...

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The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent THE 5 BIGGEST CHALLENGES WHEN HIRING TECH TALENT

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May 20, 2019

It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the business environment, but the ever-advancing nature of the tech world – coupled with a widely-reported skills shortage in this often-complex arena – can make hiring tech talent extremely tough! Speak to any organization about their res...

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Can HR Support the Environmental Agenda? CAN HR SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA?

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May 20, 2019

With all the energy focused on technological disruption, it’s easy for the business world to lose sight of one of the greatest threats to its long-term survival and prosperity: climate change. This is an issue that affects us all. But with world leaders distracted by short-term thinking and pa...

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Effective Communication in the Workplace: How and Why? EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE: HOW AND WHY?

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May 20, 2019

We have all been there, where we are given a task or leave a meeting and have no idea what to do next. It’s quite common. According to the statistics, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with the employees in general. F...

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Things HR Managers Should Know While Hiring an SEO Specialist THINGS HR MANAGERS SHOULD KNOW WHILE HIRING AN SEO SPECIALIST

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May 20, 2019

Search engine optimization is essential for the success of your business and the effectiveness of your website. Hence, you have to increase your search engine rank and for you to achieve it, you need a reliable SEO specialist.  An SEO specialist can help improve your search engine page rank by ...

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7 Ad Design Tips to Help Your Brand Cut Through the Noise 7 AD DESIGN TIPS TO HELP YOUR BRAND CUT THROUGH THE NOISE

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May 20, 2019

Before your copy can persuade an audience to buy your product, your design must persuade them to buy your copy. In advertising, your design catches your audience’s eye and points their attention to your copy. Then, it’s your copy’s job to hold your audience’s attention. To he...

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How Your Organisation Can Prepare for the Dearth of Data Science Professionals HOW YOUR ORGANISATION CAN PREPARE FOR THE DEARTH OF DATA SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS

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May 17, 2019

“Australia’s capacity to remain competitive in the digital economy is contingent upon its ability to harness the value of data. “ – Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation

According to a recent Australian government report, by 2020, the volume of data in ...

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Bad Management Styles to Avoid If You Want To Retain Your Employees BAD MANAGEMENT STYLES TO AVOID IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

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May 16, 2019

Even great managers make mistakes sometimes, and that’s okay. But mistakes aside, adopting a overarching management style that generally empowers, rewards, and motivates employees is critical to the success of any team. A management mistake is forgivable, but a poor management style will drive...

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How to Run Facebook Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Facebook HOW TO RUN FACEBOOK ADS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO ADVERTISING ON FACEBOOK

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May 13, 2019

When setting up a paid Facebook ad, there are a lot of boxes to be checked. Are you targeting the right people? Are your image dimensions to scale? Are you running the right type of ad? If we're being honest, it can get a little confusing. With more than 2.3 billion people using Facebook every m...

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7 Career Conversations You Should Be Having 7 CAREER CONVERSATIONS YOU SHOULD BE HAVING

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May 13, 2019

According to a survey by Express Employment Professionals, 40 percent of employees consider a lack of career advancement in their existing companies as motivation for finding new employment. Further proof of the importance of career development to employees comes from a Gallup poll which revealed 59...

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Transform the Employee Experience with These 5 Onboarding Resources TRANSFORM THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE WITH THESE 5 ONBOARDING RESOURCES

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May 13, 2019

A good onboarding program is a wise investment to ensure your new recruits are set up for success. Here’s why: It boosts productivity. Studies show that a strong onboarding program can boost new hire productivity by 70%. It helps you retain more employees. Organizations with a strong onboardin...

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How Long Is the Hiring Process for Small Businesses? HOW LONG IS THE HIRING PROCESS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES?

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May 13, 2019

Finding qualified talent can be a challenge, especially for small businesses. The process can be tedious, expensive and time consuming, and the difficulty is often exacerbated when unemployment is low. A recent survey found that 60% of business owners are hiring or trying to hire, and of those emplo...

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11 human resource terminologies you need to know! 11 HUMAN RESOURCE TERMINOLOGIES YOU NEED TO KNOW!

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May 13, 2019

One of the biggest assets of any organization is its human resource. It is the lifeline for the company which takes it forward to achieve organizational goals.   William R. Tracey defined a human resource as “The people that staff and operate an organization.” In short, human r...

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4 Hot Topics in HR 4 HOT TOPICS IN HR

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May 09, 2019

Ever feel like we’re living in a science fiction novel? With all the talk of AI, automation and machine learning, it can be easy to forget about the human side of work. But as we consider hot topics in HR, technological developments are only part of the picture. Most company leaders and employ...

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Workplace Detox: Bouncing Back from a Toxic Hire WORKPLACE DETOX: BOUNCING BACK FROM A TOXIC HIRE

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May 09, 2019

Hiring is difficult, and sometimes organizations make mistakes. In the best case, the employee quickly realizes that the job is not for them, and they resign to find a better opportunity. In the worst case, the employee lingers, failing to achieve in their role and even making it difficult for other...

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3 Keys to Staying Ahead of Employee Turnover 3 KEYS TO STAYING AHEAD OF EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

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May 08, 2019

Gallup estimates that U.S. businesses lose $1 trillion every year from employee turnover. Not only do they lose the cost of recruiting new hires for vacated roles, businesses lose the time it takes to train new hires and bring them up to full productivity. Research shows that it takes an external hi...

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CHOOSING EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CHOOSING EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

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May 07, 2019

Today’s business leaders eventually all end up facing the independent contractor vs. full-time employee dilemma. But there’s no need to scratch your head so much with this, we’re here to help. When you start a new business, you will invariably decide that you need help. Most small ...

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12 Ways to Engage Employees During Times of Change 12 WAYS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES DURING TIMES OF CHANGE

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May 07, 2019

How can you engage employees during times of change? The experience of shepherding your company through an acquisition or restructuring is naturally fraught with stress and uncertainty. Employees' needs can easily be overlooked during a rocky transition period - and most transitions do have thei...

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Do Your Employees Know You As Well As You Think? DO YOUR EMPLOYEES KNOW YOU AS WELL AS YOU THINK?

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May 06, 2019

The balance of power within recruitment has definitely tipped in favour of jobseekers in recent years. To avoid being stuck in an endless cycle of recruitment, this means placing a real emphasis on holding on to your existing talent. Good employee engagement is key to this. Millennials are particula...

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Managing training and development of a multi-generational team MANAGING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TEAM

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May 05, 2019

There is a dire need for the organizations to be generation inclusive in their learning and development because these generations vary widely in the way they learn and their motivations to development. Especially since recent years, training has shifted focus to become more trainee-focused. Learning...

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Why is health and safety important in the workplace? WHY IS HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPORTANT IN THE WORKPLACE?

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Apr 29, 2019

The importance of health and safety in the workplace simply cannot be underestimated. As well as being the law, it is part and parcel of being a good employer to make sure your staff aren’t at risk of any injury as a result of the work they do for you. It’s not just your staff that healt...

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Building a Data Science Team with Skillsoft Aspire Learning Journeys BUILDING A DATA SCIENCE TEAM WITH SKILLSOFT ASPIRE LEARNING JOURNEYS

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Apr 26, 2019

Today’s corporate learning environments for technology and developer professionals revolve around areas needed for training, such as specific technologies or certifications. However, as our understanding of technology evolves, so do the job roles that utilize those technologies. According to a World...

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How HR technology can help drive engagement HOW HR TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP DRIVE ENGAGEMENT

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Apr 25, 2019

Employee engagement is a real issue for employers, with recent research showing that the UK has the highest proportion of actively disengaged workers in Europe. It’s an issue organisations urgently need to tackle, given the body of evidence showing a strong link between engagement and overall ...

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Optimizing Focus and Performance with Employee Monitoring OPTIMIZING FOCUS AND PERFORMANCE WITH EMPLOYEE MONITORING

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Apr 25, 2019

Gone are the days when monitoring an employee’s performance was only about assessing the output or results they produced. Organizations today are increasingly focusing on the input side as well—how an employee does what he or she does, how much time is spend on what the job, and how much...

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3 Important Facts About Smart Learning Environments 3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SMART LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

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Apr 24, 2019

Smart learning environments are set to become the future of modern-day workplaces—and sooner than you think. These environments will become even more important to explore as you prepare your employees for the fourth industrial revolution. Here’s what you need to know about smart learning...

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Why Can’t You Fill that Vacancy? WHY CAN’T YOU FILL THAT VACANCY?

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Apr 24, 2019

Employers today are finding that some roles remain stubbornly hard to fill or difficult to keep filled. Sometimes it’s a lack of applicants. Sometimes the applicants aren’t qualified. Sometimes the applicant makes it through the process, only to turn down the offer or ghost the employer....

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Slack recruiting: how to source in channels SLACK RECRUITING: HOW TO SOURCE IN CHANNELS

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Apr 24, 2019

You know that Slack is “where work happens”. But did you know that Slack recruiting can make your work a whole lot easier? If you’re part of a hiring team and are looking for a unique social recruitment channel, Slack could be your next big move. Social recruitment practices morph ...

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24 skills every recruitment manager needs to succeed 24 SKILLS EVERY RECRUITMENT MANAGER NEEDS TO SUCCEED

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Apr 23, 2019

If you’re in the business of hiring candidates, then you likely have a pretty good handle on the recruitment skills you need to be successful. But, if your job is to lead a team of recruiters or drive the hiring strategy for your organization, you’ll need to rethink and expand on your sk...

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Why a Bad Hire Is Bad for Your Bottom Line WHY A BAD HIRE IS BAD FOR YOUR BOTTOM LINE

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Apr 23, 2019

Anyone tasked with making hiring decisions for a company knows that it’s a tedious and often difficult process. Whenever a bad decision is made in the hiring process, it’s not only a challenge and time-consuming issue, but it quickly becomes an expensive mistake. Knowing that one decisio...

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Three Steps to Utilizing Data Analytics to Inform HR Strategy and Shape Culture THREE STEPS TO UTILIZING DATA ANALYTICS TO INFORM HR STRATEGY AND SHAPE CULTURE

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Apr 23, 2019

HR leaders have access to a mountain of impactful data-driven insights and according to the Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, most (83%) rely on such analytics to make more informed decisions. However, having access to data is very different than leveraging it to gain meaningful insights to formulate a co...

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3 Reasons You Should Track Time-To-Hire (And How To Do It Right) 3 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRACK TIME-TO-HIRE (AND HOW TO DO IT RIGHT)

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Apr 23, 2019

10 days. That’s how long the most desirable candidates are on the market before being hired. Why is this a critical statistic in the HR world? Because successful companies track time-to-hire. If you aren’t currently tracking time-to-hire, it’s a good time to start. High-demand cand...

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Retain Top Talent with Employee Recognition Programs RETAIN TOP TALENT WITH EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

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Apr 22, 2019

If you’re one of the many employers across the country who struggle to recruit top talent, you may want to look at your rewards and recognition programs to see if you can retain your current workforce. As we know, it can be pretty expensive to replace these workers and even more so in a tight ...

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Managing the Far-Reaching Effects of Opioids in the Workplace MANAGING THE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS OF OPIOIDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Apr 22, 2019

How much do you really know about the hidden costs of opioid use? The National Safety Council (NSC) recently conducted a survey that indicates 75% of U.S. employers have been directly impacted by opioids, but a startling statistic is that only 17% feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue....

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5 Workplace Safety Tips That Should Never Be Forgotten 5 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

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Apr 21, 2019

While your employees are in your place of work, it’s up to you to make sure you’re implementing and enforcing the health and safety laws and rules that could end up saving somebody’s life. What’s more, it could also save you a lot of legal and financial trouble that’s c...

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Outsourcing HR: Creating Procedures for Your Business OUTSOURCING HR: CREATING PROCEDURES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 20, 2019

One of the best ways to ensure that your work will get done correctly by any of your employees or with a virtual assistant is by creating procedures for them. What does this mean? When you write down your Standard Operating Procedure (otherwise known as an SOP), you are putting onto paper (or even j...

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How to Identify Discrepancies in a Candidate’s Job Application HOW TO IDENTIFY DISCREPANCIES IN A CANDIDATE’S JOB APPLICATION

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Apr 19, 2019

When hiring, you want to use all the tools at your disposal to get an accurate picture of whether a candidate is a good fit or not. That may include asking for a resume and cover letter, having the candidate fill out a job application, conducting phone interviews, holding in-person meetings and call...

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6 Key Elements Of An Effective Recruitment Process 6 KEY ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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Apr 19, 2019

When your business is growing, and you want to continue fulfilling your goals and commitments, hiring additional people in your workforce always makes a lot of sense. However, attracting the perfect candidates for the job can be a challenging endeavor, and you need a good recruitment strategy to get...

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What Does Gen-Z Want from Work? WHAT DOES GEN-Z WANT FROM WORK?

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Apr 19, 2019

A recent study from InsideOut Development took a look at what Gen Z expects of their jobs and their supervisors. Findings show that Gen Z workers have high expectations when it comes to earnings, promotions, and management opportunities, but still worry about making decisions, not being “good ...

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Should You Offer Employees More than the Required Minimum Wage? SHOULD YOU OFFER EMPLOYEES MORE THAN THE REQUIRED MINIMUM WAGE?

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Apr 19, 2019

Currently, as per federal law, employers are required to pay employees at least $7.25 per hour, although many state laws (and some cities and counties) have different minimum wage requirements. However, many federal lawmakers and citizens want to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour bec...

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4 Steps to Create an Effective Workplace Political Expression Policy 4 STEPS TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE POLITICAL EXPRESSION POLICY

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Apr 18, 2019

Discussions about politics can feel ubiquitous. People share their political opinions on social media, announce their political leanings in public, and are comfortable discussing politics at work. But, political discussions can disrupt workplace harmony. In fact, a Clutch survey found that nearly on...

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The Changing World Of HR THE CHANGING WORLD OF HR

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Apr 18, 2019

When you are not making an actual tangible product as a business, such as radios or teddy bears, the value of your ‘product’ or service is heavily reliant on the quality of your people. That’s not to say that in manufacturing companies this isn’t a factor, it’s just a r...

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How to Keep Your Best Employees from Leaving HOW TO KEEP YOUR BEST EMPLOYEES FROM LEAVING

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Apr 18, 2019

Employee turnover is expensive. It’s often estimated to cost between six and nine months of the employee’s salary, but when calculating in the cost of advertising for a replacement and the onboarding process, it can end up being much more. In addition, there are time and morale costs as ...

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8 Examples of Giving Positive Feedback to Employees 8 EXAMPLES OF GIVING POSITIVE FEEDBACK TO EMPLOYEES

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Apr 17, 2019

Most managers think that giving positive feedback to employees is simple. However, simply saying “Great job!” isn’t enough if you want to give a meaningful, productive feedback that will really stick with your employees and reinforce their positive behavior.

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5 TED Talks to help you deal with workplace stress 5 TED TALKS TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH WORKPLACE STRESS

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Apr 17, 2019

April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’, so in addition to our previous article on how HR can tackle work-related stress, we’ve put together a collection of TED Talks around the subject. So if you’re looking for ways to reduce workplace stress, either for you or your colleagues, si...

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HR’s role in tackling work-related stress HR’S ROLE IN TACKLING WORK-RELATED STRESS

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Apr 16, 2019

Stress-related absences are continuing to rise, with almost two-fifths of UK businesses reporting an increase over the past year, according to CIPD’s latest Health and Well-Being at Work report. The finger of blame is being pointed at ‘management style’, which was cited by 43 per c...

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Are Employers Doing Enough to Address Mental Wellness? ARE EMPLOYERS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS MENTAL WELLNESS?

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Apr 16, 2019

The last few years have seen companies place greater emphasis on addressing the mental and emotional wellbeing of their employees. But despite these efforts, many professionals and even employers believe that more can be done about mental health in the workplace. Helping to prevent burnout is one su...

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How technology is changing the ‘Future of Appraisals’ HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE ‘FUTURE OF APPRAISALS’

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Apr 16, 2019

HR veterans from across industries share their thoughts on one of the most tedious tasks for a company –performance appraisal. With technologies permeating every facet of Human Resources function, we see a clear shift in how talent professionals exploit these next-gen technologies to automate ...

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Employee Development Plans: 4 Winning Steps to Engaged Employees EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLANS: 4 WINNING STEPS TO ENGAGED EMPLOYEES

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Apr 16, 2019

Ever think about the people who have helped your career? Maybe there was a teacher who kindled your interest in a new subject. An employer who recognized your potential and gave you training that led to a promotion. A friend or partner who applauded every new career accomplishment—and still do...

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How Pre-employment Assessment Tool Makes the Recruiting Process Faster HOW PRE-EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT TOOL MAKES THE RECRUITING PROCESS FASTER

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Apr 15, 2019

If you want to make your recruiting process faster, you should definitely benefit from using a pre-employment assessment tool. Today, most employers rely on talent assessment tools to make their recruitment inexpensive, prompt and faster. Finding candidates with the right skill set and a good cultur...

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10 best HR practices you need to adopt ASAP 10 BEST HR PRACTICES YOU NEED TO ADOPT ASAP

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Apr 12, 2019

With the wheel of time is rapidly rolling towards the second decade of the 21st century, are your best HR practices sync? Hiring and retaining staff in an environment of constant change and evolving technology is tough enough. Add to that the reality that each year brings a new wave of young job see...

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR 3 BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING HR

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Apr 12, 2019

A Human Resources department can be a huge help for both employees and management to streamline functions like, payroll, benefits and staying current on employment laws. Almost every large corporation has an HR department, but with smaller companies, it can sometimes be pushed aside because of cost ...

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5 Ways to Help Your Employees Feel Valued at Work 5 WAYS TO HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES FEEL VALUED AT WORK

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Apr 12, 2019

Feeling valued and appreciated at work is something we all need in order to do our best, whether we admit it or not. As Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project, put it in a Harvard Business Review article, “The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least ackno...

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4 Lesser Known Employee Rights That HR Managers Need To Know 4 LESSER KNOWN EMPLOYEE RIGHTS THAT HR MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 11, 2019

As an HR manager, it’s your job to make sure that your employees are being treated fairly. There are a lot of laws about what employees are entitled to and you need to make sure that your company is not in breach of them. There are a lot of common ones like minimum wage, working hours and heal...

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How to optimise your recruitment marketing strategy HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR RECRUITMENT MARKETING STRATEGY

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Apr 10, 2019

A recruitment marketing strategy is essentially a way you can show off your employee brand and company culture. This could be through content on your website or building your company presence on social media. Find out how you can improve your recruitment efforts with marketing techniques in this gui...

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What Roles do Engagement, Feedback, and Employee Experience Play in Retaining Talent? WHAT ROLES DO ENGAGEMENT, FEEDBACK, AND EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE PLAY IN RETAINING TALENT?

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Apr 10, 2019

The current state of the job market is frustrating employers big and small as they try to remain competitive for talent – both those exploring new opportunities AND those who are already employed. Businesses are taking actions – such as enhancing benefits, improving compensation, and add...

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3 Ways HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience 3 WAYS HR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Apr 10, 2019

In a recent Deloitte survey, 79% of global executives rated agile performance management as a high priority for their organizations. With the digital transformation impacting companies nationwide, HR departments continue to look to technology to fulfill their recruiting and training initiatives. To ...

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Psychometric Personality Tests Can Ensure a Safer and Better Business PSYCHOMETRIC PERSONALITY TESTS CAN ENSURE A SAFER AND BETTER BUSINESS

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Apr 09, 2019

Cognitive and personality tests can increase the productivity and chances employee success if they are used correctly. Since the cost of a bad hire is widely estimated to be at least one year’s pay, there are huge incentives for organizations to get hiring right. Unfortunately, too many organi...

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How to help your employees achieve their career ambitions HOW TO HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES ACHIEVE THEIR CAREER AMBITIONS

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Apr 09, 2019

Is understanding your staff’s career expectations high on your priority list? Research suggests it should be, with 68% of millennial workers citing a clear path to grow in their role as the most important factor to staying engaged. Some may argue however, that the development of younger employ...

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The Problem With Disgruntled Employees THE PROBLEM WITH DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES

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Apr 09, 2019

People who run businesses know that keeping employees happy is a priority. When an employee is disgruntled, it can create all kinds of nasty knock-on effects, including demotivating other workers, sabotage, and damage to your reputation. Part of the role of HR is to keep tabs on disgruntled employee...

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Identifying Your Best Successor With A HRMS IDENTIFYING YOUR BEST SUCCESSOR WITH A HRMS

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Apr 09, 2019

Succession planning is the process of identifying, recruiting, and training talent to assume the roles of current leaders within the organization within the near future. Besides paving the way for future leaders, succession planning is also a vital to ensuring long-term stability as well as business...

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What to Look for When Hiring Remote Employees? WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING REMOTE EMPLOYEES?

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Apr 08, 2019

Learn what to look for when hiring remote employees, so you can build a productive and reliable remote team. Working from home is a much different experience than working in an office, so it is only wise to look for specific qualities that make candidates suitable for a remote position. Since the st...

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20 Ideas for Employee Recognition Programs 20 IDEAS FOR EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

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Apr 08, 2019

Thinking about starting an employee recognition program in your company? Or just looking to revamp the one you already have? Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out 20 creative employee recognition ideas your employees will love. Employee recognition plays a very important part in today&r...

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How Using an Employee Handbook Protects You and Your Employees HOW USING AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Apr 08, 2019

Imagine driving to work one morning with no street signs or traffic lights to guide you. You would be super cautious every time you came to an intersection, and chances are good you’d be pulling your hair by the time you got to work due to the stress. Lights, signs and programmed systems creat...

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Why Your Company Needs a ‘New Hire Survival Guide’ WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS A ‘NEW HIRE SURVIVAL GUIDE’

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Apr 08, 2019

I am the first human resources professional White Construction Group (WCG) has hired. When I started, there was no formal onboarding program in place. The company would simply show employees to their desks, tell them who to ask if they had questions, and wish them the best of luck. That clearly had ...

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Do You Need to Calculate Gross to Net Pay? DO YOU NEED TO CALCULATE GROSS TO NET PAY?

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Apr 08, 2019

Understanding the differences between gross pay and net pay are essential for employers and employees. Both parties must understand gross to net pay when establishing salary requirements, making hiring decisions, and negotiating an offer. When an employee accepts a new job offer, the negotiated sala...

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Hiring New Talent? Use This Employee Onboarding Checklist HIRING NEW TALENT? USE THIS EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING CHECKLIST

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Apr 08, 2019

You finally found that perfect candidate for the role you’re trying to fill– the hiring process can be long and arduous but you’re excited to get the perfect new hire up and running. You thought the hard part was over, but where do you begin when it comes to teaching this new emplo...

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Using HR Tech to Improve Your Efficiencies and Maximize ROI USING HR TECH TO IMPROVE YOUR EFFICIENCIES AND MAXIMIZE ROI

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Apr 08, 2019

How much are you losing by not using HR tech? Most people have no idea. Let me tell you … it’s a lot. Especially when you have to do the work employees could easily be doing themselves. That keeps you from pursuing strategy that drives your business forward. But shedding this administra...

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Do Ergonomic Workspaces Save Companies Money? DO ERGONOMIC WORKSPACES SAVE COMPANIES MONEY?

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Apr 08, 2019

Ergonomic workspaces have many advantages. However, many companies shy away from making major changes to their workstations because of the investing cost. What they may not realize is that, despite the initial investment, ergonomic workspaces actually save a lot of money in the long run. Here are so...

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Customer Service In the Age of Full Employment CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE AGE OF FULL EMPLOYMENT

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Apr 07, 2019

If you haven’t checked out Steve Boese’s HR Technology blog lately, he ran a great explanation of the latest job openings and labor turnover survey (i.e. JOLTS report). What I liked about his summary was the closing paragraph that talked about the pros and cons to having more open jobs t...

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HR’s role in M&A HR’S ROLE IN M&A

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Apr 06, 2019

2018 has been a big year for mergers and acquisitions in India. Bloomberg Reports show an investment of USD 100+ Billion and being bigger than 2017. While deals like Vodafone Idea and Walmart Flipkart have been the poster children of 2018, the year 2019 is slated to see USD 100+ Billion. We see seve...

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4 Reasons Candidates Struggle with the Staffing Process the First Time 4 REASONS CANDIDATES STRUGGLE WITH THE STAFFING PROCESS THE FIRST TIME

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Apr 06, 2019

It may come as a surprise since staffing is ingrained in your day-to-day, but most job seekers have never been through the staffing process. In fact, some don’t even know it exists. When approached by staffing professionals, candidates assume they are entering a typical hiring process. But as ...

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3 Ways High-Performing Users Are Getting More Out of Video Interviews 3 WAYS HIGH-PERFORMING USERS ARE GETTING MORE OUT OF VIDEO INTERVIEWS

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Apr 05, 2019

Video interview technology is still relatively new. Our recent research with HR.com revealed 52 percent of the 526 companies we surveyed are using video interviews. And just over half of those organizations started using the tool within the past two years. As a result, there aren’t (yet) many ...

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Why Temperature Control is Essential to Workplace Productivity WHY TEMPERATURE CONTROL IS ESSENTIAL TO WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY

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Apr 05, 2019

Having the right temperature settings inside your workplace can benefit you and your staff in many ways. According to a Helsinki University of Technology study cited by Chron, the ideal temperature in a work setting is between 69.8 degrees and 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will adequate temperat...

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How Your Workspace Betrays Your Company Culture HOW YOUR WORKSPACE BETRAYS YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

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Apr 05, 2019

Offices are often seen as functional spaces, designed to help facilitate workflow. But all offices are the product of the human imagination which is itself a function of our unconscious biases, personality traits, and underlying assumptions. As human beings, we’re constantly adjusting and adap...

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Is Your Employee Development Program Really Effective? IS YOUR EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM REALLY EFFECTIVE?

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Apr 04, 2019

Employee development programs are extremely important in this modern culture of frequent change. Unfortunately, a recent Deloitte study revealed that roughly 60 percent of organizations feel that their learning programs fall short in actually supporting employee development. Answering the following ...

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Top 6 Technical Support Hiring Tips TOP 6 TECHNICAL SUPPORT HIRING TIPS

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Apr 04, 2019

How do you hire the right people for your technical support team? What are the key skills and qualities you should be looking for? You will find detailed answers to these and many other important questions in this guide. Hiring technical support agents is not an easy task. For this reason, we’...

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How Long Should Onboarding Take? (10 Factors to Consider) HOW LONG SHOULD ONBOARDING TAKE? (10 FACTORS TO CONSIDER)

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Apr 04, 2019

If onboarding processes are an afterthought for your company, you may want to reconsider your priorities. The Boston Consulting Group conducted a study finding that out of 22 HR practices, onboarding is the second most influential when it comes to employee experience. Companies with great onboarding...

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How progressive firms look to beat the skills gap HOW PROGRESSIVE FIRMS LOOK TO BEAT THE SKILLS GAP

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Apr 04, 2019

Fluid work practices, flexibility and agile reward schemes are the chosen route to beating the skills gap for a growing number of forward-looking businesses, according to a new study of organisations across sectors. A New Deal for the Future of Work, from consultant Korn Ferry, surveyed 70 “le...

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What’s the secret to attracting gold-dust candidates? WHAT’S THE SECRET TO ATTRACTING GOLD-DUST CANDIDATES?

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Apr 04, 2019

Tech sector employers are often fiercely competitive over candidates, so what can we learn from EKM, a small web company in Lancashire that claims it’s more difficult to get into than Oxford and does not publicise roles? With so much noise about talent shortages in the tech sector, it’s ...

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What Does HIPAA Mean for Employers? WHAT DOES HIPAA MEAN FOR EMPLOYERS?

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Apr 03, 2019

Handling employee health records may be routine for many human resources professionals, but watching out for potential HIPAA violations can feel like walking on eggshells. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 outlines required security and privacy protections for medical r...

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7 HUMAN RESOURCE MYTHS THAT MUST BE OUSTED 7 HUMAN RESOURCE MYTHS THAT MUST BE OUSTED

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Apr 03, 2019

Human resource management used to be referred to as ‘personnel administration.’ It is believed that the first human resources department was established by ‘The National Cash Register Company’ in 1901 following a strike.  In the 1920s, personnel administration focused mo...

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Why Tutors Are Good For Any Industry To Improve Employees WHY TUTORS ARE GOOD FOR ANY INDUSTRY TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEES

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Apr 02, 2019

You might be thinking that hiring tutors is limited only to students who are having difficulty catching up with their lessons in school. However, tutors can now offer more than that, and can even expand their expertise not just to guide students, but young professionals as well. Especially if you&rs...

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How A Pleasant Workplace Contributes To Employee Satisfaction HOW A PLEASANT WORKPLACE CONTRIBUTES TO EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Apr 02, 2019

In the modern world, maintaining employee engagement and happiness is becoming an increasingly important role for management. Many studies indicate that the vast majority of employees around the world are not fully satisfied or happy with their current jobs as a result of various factors. Low employ...

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How to Identify Star Candidates in a Haystack of Resumes HOW TO IDENTIFY STAR CANDIDATES IN A HAYSTACK OF RESUMES

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Apr 01, 2019

How to quickly spot top candidates in a pile of resumes? Learn how to implement a systematic approach to resume screening that will help you identify quality candidates sooner and fast-track the hiring process. As a hiring manager, you know the drill – post a job ad, receive a flood of resumes...

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Voluntary Benefit Trends and Statistics. What Are the Impacts for Employers? VOLUNTARY BENEFIT TRENDS AND STATISTICS. WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS FOR EMPLOYERS?

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Apr 01, 2019

With employee and job seeker expectations continuing to grow, employers have had to keep up in order to remain relevant in a competitive talent market. Along with boosting workplace perks like PTO policies and flexible work schedules, companies have also explored ways to modernize their benefit offe...

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Appreciate Your Employees: 4 Tips for Keeping Your Office Environment Safe APPRECIATE YOUR EMPLOYEES: 4 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR OFFICE ENVIRONMENT SAFE

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Apr 01, 2019

There’s one thing that smart business leaders have discovered that others haven’t. The lesson is that if you want to make more money, you have to appreciate your employees. And no, this doesn’t involve their salaries. If you want your employees to be truly happy with their work, yo...

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How to Put Your Employee Engagement Data to Work HOW TO PUT YOUR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DATA TO WORK

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Apr 01, 2019

HR analytics produces large amounts of insightful employee engagement data, filled with potential insight into employee attitudes, morale, retention rates, and more. Even so, it’s often difficult to explain how employee engagement affects business outcomes and solves company problems. For many...

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6 Strategies To Boost Productivity In Your Workplace 6 STRATEGIES TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR WORKPLACE

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Apr 01, 2019

Almost everyone goes through some kind of existential crisis now and then. I’m sure everyone reading this article, at some point in their life has left the office wondering if they’ve accomplished anything. Lack of productivity and morale in the workplace is not uncommon. It costs compan...

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How do you spot a strong HR candidate? HOW DO YOU SPOT A STRONG HR CANDIDATE?

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Apr 01, 2019

Hiring the wrong candidate can be damaging to your workplace culture and team dynamic, but hiring the right one can potentially transform a business. As competition for skilled professionals is at an all-time high, employers need to be confident spotting talented candidates and attracting them throu...

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Approaching Candidates 7 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN APPROACHING CANDIDATES

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Mar 31, 2019

With the rise in popularity of LinkedIn, recruiters are spending more of their time looking for potential candidates on the professional social media site. And it’s for good reason, with 3.4 million accounts using the site’s Open Candidate feature, lets recruiters know they might be open...

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Employee Recognition: The Key to Employee Satisfaction EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION: THE KEY TO EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Mar 31, 2019

Employee recognition is the key to employee satisfaction. Employee recognition is a very effective and easily implemented, yet often overlooked strategy for improving employee’s satisfaction. Only 35% of employees haven’t received any form of recognition for good work in the last year. S...

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3 Ways to Go All-in With a Video Interview Platform 3 WAYS TO GO ALL-IN WITH A VIDEO INTERVIEW PLATFORM

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Mar 30, 2019

The decision to use a new hiring tool creates significant changes for your team. It takes time to adjust, and many HR and hiring professionals are often reluctant to fully commit to new tools due to how often trends shift. Our latest research with HR.com revealed 52 percent of companies now use vide...

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How to optimally use eLearning for Employee training? HOW TO OPTIMALLY USE ELEARNING FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING?

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Mar 29, 2019

Training is one of the most essential elements of employee management in any organization. And while you might be considering many different ways of training your employees right, some tricks and tips can always add a great deal to the overall process. eLearning is one of those ways. But then, how t...

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All You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Strategies ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

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Mar 29, 2019

Companies depend upon employee engagement for multiple reasons: higher productivity, better morale, lower turnover rates, and other, more ephemeral reasons, such as trust in management and self-confidence. Employment engagement strategies aim to foster engagement that’s in tune with company va...

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What to do If You Make a Mistake In Your Job Offer Letter WHAT TO DO IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE IN YOUR JOB OFFER LETTER

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Mar 29, 2019

Hiring employees can be a truly exciting time for a small business owner– an exciting milestone when it’s done for the first time. It can mean reaching your immediate business goals or achieving a life-long dream of running a successful business of your own. However, hiring employees can...

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Why Are Employers Offering the “Financial Nudge” in 2019? WHY ARE EMPLOYERS OFFERING THE “FINANCIAL NUDGE” IN 2019?

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Mar 28, 2019

When it comes to financial wellness programs, employers can see just as many benefits from these programs as employees do. According to several studies, stress causes employers a whopping 300 billion dollars annually. Where is this stress stemming from? Finances are the number one cause of stress in...

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How to Improve Employee Satisfaction HOW TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Mar 28, 2019

Happy employees are the sign of a successful organization. They demonstrate that a company is invested in hard work and helping employees grow professionally alongside the organization. Employee satisfaction, however, is not solely dependent on compensation or position. Workers who feel like they ar...

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The Payroll Setup Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started THE PAYROLL SETUP CHECKLIST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET STARTED

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Mar 27, 2019

Between browsing different platforms, managing your employee data, and conducting the appropriate research, the process of switching payroll services or starting a new one has a lot of moving parts. What do I need to know to stay compliant? What information is absolutely necessary for me to provide?...

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When Should a Small Business Hire a CEO? WHEN SHOULD A SMALL BUSINESS HIRE A CEO?

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Mar 27, 2019

Despite common belief, a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) isn’t always the idolized leader of a large, multi-national corporation. They also aren’t always the founder or owner of a company. While that is the case some of the time, the truth is that the CEO position is very dynamic, and can ...

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Understanding the Salary History Ban: Its Benefits and Limitations UNDERSTANDING THE SALARY HISTORY BAN: ITS BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS

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Mar 27, 2019

In an effort to end the cycle of pay disparity, multiple states and municipalities are considering or have already passed laws about salary history questions in job interviews. As of February 2019, 13 states and 11 cities and towns have enacted some sort of ban making it illegal to ask what an appli...

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Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends for 2019 TOP 5 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

Increases in technology and employee management strategies have driven home an important point: employee engagement is important to business success, and yet woefully ignored. Gallup reports only 15 percent of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. American workers are twice as likely to be ...

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What You Should Look Out For In A Resume As The HR Manager WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR IN A RESUME AS THE HR MANAGER

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Mar 27, 2019

Well, every day at your organization, there is something to handle as the Human Resource Manager. If it is not the payment of your staff, there is some new employee that need to be interviewed at one time or another. Our millennial generation has taken almost every aspect to a whole new level, where...

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Recruiting Millennials: 7 Strategies To Attract and Engage Millennial Talent RECRUITING MILLENNIALS: 7 STRATEGIES TO ATTRACT AND ENGAGE MILLENNIAL TALENT

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Mar 26, 2019

Learn how to recruit Millennials! By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the working population. This is why it is crucial for every company’s success to know the best strategies for attracting and retaining Millennial talent at your workplace. Millennials are the generational cohort born ...

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3 MAJOR HR TRENDS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW 3 MAJOR HR TRENDS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW

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Mar 26, 2019

Jewell Parkinson, senior vice president and head of human resources at SAP says,"We're still the stewards of information and our people that is going to be our role." Times have changed radically over the years and so have the trends, however, the core principle remains intact. A recen...

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Can artificial intelligence and HR actually work together? CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HR ACTUALLY WORK TOGETHER?

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Mar 26, 2019

When Google’s Chief Decision Scientist, Cassie Kozyrkov, took the stage at UNLEASH London 2019, I knew we were in for a treat. And the presentation she delivered, on mastering business intelligence, did not disappoint. In fact, it got me thinking about the future of artificial intelligence and...

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2 WAYS TO INCREASE ROI IN HR TECH 2 WAYS TO INCREASE ROI IN HR TECH

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Mar 26, 2019

Wherever they are, your employees have access to a host of information and activities, thanks to their ever-present smartphones. Whether checking their bank account balance, hailing a ride to the other side of the city or scheduling a virtual doctor visit, your employees are used to getting what the...

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Offering Wellness Programs Increase Employee Happiness and Retention OFFERING WELLNESS PROGRAMS INCREASE EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS AND RETENTION

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Mar 26, 2019

The state of today’s job market has made employee retention much more difficult for employers than in years past. Job seekers are in the driver’s seat and many of these candidates are currently employed but are open to new opportunities. This can be for any number of reasons, including: ...

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How to Make a New Employee Job Ready HOW TO MAKE A NEW EMPLOYEE JOB READY

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Mar 25, 2019

You finally hired the best candidate for the job opening that you have been trying so hard to fill. Phew! Nowadays, it’s difficult to get the right skill and experience match. Even then, to attract the right talent and get them to accept a job offer requires more than just a salary match. So g...

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How to Get the Most Out of HRIS Workflows HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF HRIS WORKFLOWS

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Mar 25, 2019

HR teams have a lot on their plates. That’s why it’s important to get the most out your HR technology and choose a human resources information system (HRIS) that can keep up with your growing company. While implementing an HRIS at your company is a great way to streamline administrative ...

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Federal Employment Law Update — March 2019 FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE — MARCH 2019

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Mar 25, 2019

On March 18, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened the EEO-1 online portal to receive 2018 EEO-1 Component 1 data (which is race, ethnicity, and gender data). The portal is open from March 18 to May 31, 2019. The EEOC is in the process of developing its collection of Compon...

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California Employment Law Update — March 2019 CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE — MARCH 2019

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Mar 25, 2019

Effective April 1, 2019, per Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2 § 11095, both of the following are required (as applicable): Every employer covered by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and/or New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where ...

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3 HR Trends We Thought We’d Hear About in 2019 That We Didn’t 3 HR TRENDS WE THOUGHT WE’D HEAR ABOUT IN 2019 THAT WE DIDN’T

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Mar 25, 2019

HR trends are often adaptive and flexible to meet the needs of a work culture that is ever-evolving. In fact, businesses are finding themselves revamping or even cutting out certain trends that just haven’t gained the traction anticipated. Here are 3 HR trends that have not been as prevalent a...

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How to Improve Communication in Your Workplace HOW TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION IN YOUR WORKPLACE

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Mar 25, 2019

When was the last time you opened your email inbox at work and found nothing but clear, useful messages? If you’re like most people, you probably can’t remember. Research shows that most people spend 13 hours of their workweek dealing with emails. But only 38% of the emails that end up i...

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Everything You Need to Know About Skill Assessment Tests EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKILL ASSESSMENT TESTS

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Mar 25, 2019

Learn everything there is to know about skill assessments tests! What are skill assessment tests? How common is skill assessment testing today? What are the benefits of using skill assessment tests to evaluate both your candidates and existing employees? How to choose the best skill assessment tool?...

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4 Ways to Identify Staffing Candidates Who Aren’t Fully Committed 4 WAYS TO IDENTIFY STAFFING CANDIDATES WHO AREN’T FULLY COMMITTED

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Mar 24, 2019

You spent days scouring your talent pool and after another week of careful screening, you’ve narrowed down the best candidates to present to your clients. Not only were they impressed with the fast turnaround, but also they were thrilled with the group of potential employees and quickly made t...

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New Business Owner? 4 Ways to Hire the Best Employees NEW BUSINESS OWNER? 4 WAYS TO HIRE THE BEST EMPLOYEES

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Mar 22, 2019

One of the biggest headaches for new business owners is finding the right people for the job. Your organization is only as good as the people in it. Some businesses may use fuzzy name matching and all sorts of search techniques to look for the right person. These tools may work, but there are other ...

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How to Build a Recognition Strategy Fit for Your Organization HOW TO BUILD A RECOGNITION STRATEGY FIT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Mar 22, 2019

Janice makes a good salary at her job and she routinely delivers excellent work that improves her company’s bottom line. But recently she’s been feeling underappreciated. Her results are often attributed to her managers and her superiors rarely pay attention to her achievements. It&rsquo...

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How to Write Effective Employee Evaluations HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS

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Mar 22, 2019

Employee evaluations have been used for decades to help employers and employees get on the same page in terms of expectations and duties. They provide an open line of communication to discuss future improvements for both parties to create a better foundation for organizational success. The following...

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10 Online Business Courses Every Employee Should Take in 2019 10 ONLINE BUSINESS COURSES EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD TAKE IN 2019

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Mar 22, 2019

With all of the priorities businesses face and all of the pressures on employees’ time and energies, I am sometimes asked the question – “Heide, what do you recommend as the ten essential courses all employees should take?”  This is akin to asking parents to pick their f...

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Improving Your HR Department IMPROVING YOUR HR DEPARTMENT

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Mar 22, 2019

The Human Resources (HR) department is one of the most critical determinants of organizational success. A well-performing department ensures that an organization recruits, retains, and motivates talented individuals to perform at their best. Therefore, every organization needs to ensure that the HR ...

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Current Trends In The Labor Market CURRENT TRENDS IN THE LABOR MARKET

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Mar 22, 2019

Labor and work as we know it is undergoing a massive shift. The dynamics of the labor market have changed drastically, and it is becoming increasingly easy to get left behind. It’s as though there is increased unemployment, and at the same time, some job openings are available for long periods...

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How to draw up a performance improvement plan HOW TO DRAW UP A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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Mar 21, 2019

Pulling people up on below par performance is vital. Not just because it’s essential to the organisation that everyone is pulling their weight, but because not addressing significant issues head on, isn’t helpful to employees either. The problem, however, is that all too often, people co...

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Engaging Employees through HRMS ENGAGING EMPLOYEES THROUGH HRMS

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Mar 21, 2019

As reported by Mercer in 2018, 72% of Singaporeans interviewed stated that they were satisfied with the companies they work for. This is in stark contrast to Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines where 82% of employees surveyed reported that they were happy at their place of work. Along with this,...

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees: The Definitions Might Be Changing EXEMPT VS. NONEXEMPT EMPLOYEES: THE DEFINITIONS MIGHT BE CHANGING

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Mar 21, 2019

Misclassifying exempt vs. nonexempt employees, workers, or independent contractors is one of the most common reasons small businesses are fined– sometimes with amounts of up to millions of dollars. While workers might not be aware of why they are either salaried or hourly, Employers need to un...

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BENEFITS OF FORESIGHT – RECRUITMENT & RETENTION BENEFITS OF FORESIGHT – RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

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Mar 21, 2019

With healthy eating cookbooks flying off the shelves, and gyms operating at full capacity at the start of 2019, HR professionals can also join in the spirit of improvement by reviewing their employee benefits packages and ensuring they are fit for purpose. January and February are typical months to ...

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE EMPLOYEE CAREER DYNAMICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE AN OVERVIEW OF THE EMPLOYEE CAREER DYNAMICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Mar 21, 2019

Professional careers have always had a tinge of uncertainty; however, the Digital Age has amplified it significantly with efficiency no longer being the mainstay of ‘human’ excellence as advanced automation and seamless autonomous functioning have steadily taken out the ‘committing...

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How Your Employer Brand can Change the Recruiting Game HOW YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND CAN CHANGE THE RECRUITING GAME

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Mar 21, 2019

One second, one shot, one chance … Those “ones” add up to sport moments that many will never forget. For some, it will be the one moment they remember for the rest of their lives. Employers see something similar: You may only get one shot at reaching top talent and persuading them...

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6 Millennial Recruiting Techniques You Need to Know About 6 MILLENNIAL RECRUITING TECHNIQUES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Mar 21, 2019

Millennials are taking over today’s workforce. According to the 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce study by Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding, Millennials will be the largest generation in the U.S. workforce as of this year. In fact, the study found that 28 percent of Millennial workers are...

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How to Scale HR Processes for Growing Companies HOW TO SCALE HR PROCESSES FOR GROWING COMPANIES

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Mar 20, 2019

You start out as a one-person show or with just an employee or two. But as your company grows, you need to make sure that your processes and tools grow along with you. Human resources is just one area you need to ensure keeps pace with your ever-expanding needs. Follow these 5 steps to get ahead.

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Roles THE PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING ROLES

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Mar 20, 2019

Approximately 300,000 jobs are outsourced by US companies every year for a wide variety of reasons. Depending on which position you take, outsourcing either kills US jobs or helps US companies stay competitive in the global market. The reality of outsourcing is rarely so black and white, however. Wh...

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3 Ways To Enhance Your Employee Experience 3 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Mar 20, 2019

In today’s job market, there seems to be a shift in trends as to what creates a positive employee experience. In days past, employees searched mainly for stability and longevity. Though those are still important factors, millennial’s long for much more. When attempting to create a positi...

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A Guide to Strategic Workforce Planning A GUIDE TO STRATEGIC WORKFORCE PLANNING

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Mar 20, 2019

Workforce planning is often mentioned – but rarely explained. What is workforce planning, and how do you do it? When used well, strategic workforce planning enables HR to plan for the capabilities they need in the future. In this article, we will dive into what workforce planning is, the proce...

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How HR Managers Can Improve Gender Diversity at Work HOW HR MANAGERS CAN IMPROVE GENDER DIVERSITY AT WORK

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Mar 20, 2019

It would come as no shock to most people that there is a substantial amount of gender disparity in the workplace. Unfortunately, the statistics back this up as well. Women are less likely to be hired into entry-level jobs than men, and that number has barely budged for the last four years. Women are...

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Three ways HR can boost happiness at work THREE WAYS HR CAN BOOST HAPPINESS AT WORK

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Mar 20, 2019

How ‘happy’ is your workplace? Do jokes get thrown around the office? Are people smiling and engaging with one another? Or is a silent, uncomfortable atmosphere where everyone keeps their heads down? Recent research by Ivan Robertson and Carry Cooper tells us that employees’ happin...

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10 Tips for Wellness - Human Resources 10 TIPS FOR WELLNESS - HUMAN RESOURCES

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Mar 20, 2019

 Nowadays, we hear a lot about maintaining the work/life balance. It's a good thing that people have become aware of the fact that you need more than just work in your life. You need to spend time with friends and family, pursue your passions and hobbies, focus on your health etc. Unfortuna...

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How to Recruit, Hire, and Onboard the Best Employees HOW TO RECRUIT, HIRE, AND ONBOARD THE BEST EMPLOYEES

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Mar 19, 2019

Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding are the three stages in the path to acquiring a happy, productive employee. At its core, each is about making a connection. A thorough understanding of the psychology of communication is the greatest tool one has in ensuring the success of this process. Potential a...

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Why Paper HR Systems Are a Bad Idea WHY PAPER HR SYSTEMS ARE A BAD IDEA

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Mar 19, 2019

For small businesses that have done their HR processes on paper since the beginning, it may seem unnecessary to make the switch to digital. It seems to be working well enough, right? Well, this might be one area where you can save yourself a lot of grief by getting with the times and moving away fro...

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Get in the Game: 3 Things Company Recruiters Can Learn From NCAA Recruiters GET IN THE GAME: 3 THINGS COMPANY RECRUITERS CAN LEARN FROM NCAA RECRUITERS

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Mar 19, 2019

March Madness. It’s one of sport’s greatest spectacles. Huge upsets, game-winning shots, Cinderella stories and watching teams get picked for the “big dance.” The hard work, the highs and lows, and the “singular” athletes turning into one team – all help bui...

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How Does Offering a 401k Benefit an Employer? HOW DOES OFFERING A 401K BENEFIT AN EMPLOYER?

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Mar 19, 2019

Everyone knows that a 401k plan benefits the employee. Company match programs and vesting options make them a no-brainer for staff. But did you know that an employer-sponsored 401k does also benefit the employer? If you’ve been thinking about offering retirement benefits to your staff, here ar...

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12 Ways to Go From Administrative HR to Business Impact HR 12 WAYS TO GO FROM ADMINISTRATIVE HR TO BUSINESS IMPACT HR

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Mar 19, 2019

Perhaps most in the field haven’t focused on HR’s future simply because they only expect a small degree of change. I am forecasting that the changes in HR will be so dramatic in a little more than a handful of years that the new HR function will barely be recognizable. Even though it wil...

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The Value of Internal Recruiting for Employers THE VALUE OF INTERNAL RECRUITING FOR EMPLOYERS

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Mar 19, 2019

Employers of all sizes have had to overcome challenges with recruiting and retaining talent in recent years. Various reports and studies have revealed recruiting to be one of the biggest business goals in the coming years. However, organizations have struggled to attract and recruit job seekers to t...

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5 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Job-Hunting 5 WARNING SIGNS YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE JOB-HUNTING

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Mar 19, 2019

We all know that bringing all-star talent through the door is hard enough. Even more challenging? Maintaining a pulse on who’s engaged and who might be looking for greener pastures. Don’t get caught off guard. Thankfully for HR teams, there are a few telltale warning signs that your top ...

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7 Steps: Strategic Approach to HR that Supports Growth 7 STEPS: STRATEGIC APPROACH TO HR THAT SUPPORTS GROWTH

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Mar 18, 2019

The importance of a business plan is rarely overlooked. Marketing plans are much the same, with the success of company living or dying with your marketing strategy. Yet not everyone understands the importance of strategic human resource planning, despite it being just as important as these other vit...

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Better Together: Performance and Engagement BETTER TOGETHER: PERFORMANCE AND ENGAGEMENT

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Mar 18, 2019

In today’s tight labor market, competition for talent is fierce. HR leaders know that to retain their best people, employee engagement is critical. Yet being able to keep a pulse of actual employee engagement is a struggle. It’s hard for companies to understand employee engagement on a c...

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Are You Doing Right By Your Employees? ARE YOU DOING RIGHT BY YOUR EMPLOYEES?

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Mar 18, 2019

Let’s be honest, out of all of the different aspects of your business; there probably isn’t a single one that is more important than your employees. Sure, you’re the one who guides the business in the right direction, and you’re the one responsible for its existence in the fi...

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Should you be doing more to help your gig workers? SHOULD YOU BE DOING MORE TO HELP YOUR GIG WORKERS?

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Mar 15, 2019

The gig economy has again been hitting the headlines, with courier company Hermes announcing the creation of a new worker status, ‘self-employed plus’. This move, considered by many to be a huge step towards a fairer gig economy, guarantees minimum wage and holiday pay to its drivers wit...

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6 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Recruitment 6 WAYS TO REDUCE THE COST OF RECRUITMENT

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Mar 15, 2019

You may have begun your business alone, but there comes a time where every venture needs some additional help. Without a few extra pairs of hands to tackle the workload, you’ll struggle to fulfill your commitments and goals, which could spell disaster for your company. The only problem is that...

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Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations UNLIMITED PTO: PROS, CONS, AND CONSIDERATIONS

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Mar 15, 2019

One evergreen HR theme is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiti...

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How to write a job rejection email (that improves your candidate experience) HOW TO WRITE A JOB REJECTION EMAIL (THAT IMPROVES YOUR CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE)

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Mar 15, 2019

A corporate job typically gets 250 applications. Of these applicants, about 2% to 6% are called in for an interview. Of course, the offer is made to just one. This means that there are about 249 candidates who get rejected each time you post an ad. Now, no HR professional wants to break the bad news...

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How to recruit on Facebook: job posts and strategy HOW TO RECRUIT ON FACEBOOK: JOB POSTS AND STRATEGY

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Mar 15, 2019

It’s time you learned how to recruit on Facebook. Social media is hard to ignore. It’s obvious that the majority of the population spends quite a lot of time on these platforms. Why not tap into social recruiting techniques to widen your talent search? Social media ebbs and flows with up...

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6 Myths About Video Interviews It’s Time to Bust 6 MYTHS ABOUT VIDEO INTERVIEWS IT’S TIME TO BUST

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Mar 15, 2019

Myths can be dangerous. They spread like wildfire, without a shred of evidence behind them, and they incorrectly influence our beliefs. In fact, myths sometimes make you act irrationally. Unfortunately, myths exist even in the hiring process. Take video interviews, for example. Our latest research w...

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Advanced Education to Enhance an HR Career (Besides HR Degrees) ADVANCED EDUCATION TO ENHANCE AN HR CAREER (BESIDES HR DEGREES)

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Mar 15, 2019

Human resources is an excellent career, offering plenty of challenge to keep your interest as well as steady pay (always a plus) and a wealth of job opportunities. As is the case with many positions within business, to advance up the ranks in HR, you typically need to accrue experience as well as ad...

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3 HR Reports Every Small Business Needs 3 HR REPORTS EVERY SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS

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Mar 15, 2019

They say that what gets measured gets improved. While it might not be as simple as that, it’s true that measuring key metrics helps you form a baseline and make more strategic decisions for your organization. And we don’t just mean tracking revenue. HR reports that measure the people ele...

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18 essential recruitment skills to help you thrive in your career 18 ESSENTIAL RECRUITMENT SKILLS TO HELP YOU THRIVE IN YOUR CAREER

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Mar 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes a good recruiter? Or, what recruitment skills every great member of an HR team shares that makes them so effective. Most recruiters share common skills that make them effective at their jobs. These include a combination of hard and soft skills that are either innate...

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A Blueprint for Engaging Employees with Your Company A BLUEPRINT FOR ENGAGING EMPLOYEES WITH YOUR COMPANY

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Mar 14, 2019

Even if your company offers some great office perks and a great compensation package, the majority of your employees are still likely to quit right after they hit a one-year mark. To get your people to stay for the long haul, you want to make your company vision a focal point of your engagement stra...

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How to use HR metrics to make better hiring decisions HOW TO USE HR METRICS TO MAKE BETTER HIRING DECISIONS

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Mar 14, 2019

HR metrics, recruitment analytics, predictive data, artificial intelligence, tracking, integrations…If you’re feeling bewildered by all the terms swirling around in the HR sector today, relax! Once you understand these terms, you’ll see how efficient your hiring process, employee ...

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Paid Family and Medical Leave Introduced in US Senate PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE INTRODUCED IN US SENATE

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Mar 14, 2019

A bill that would create a national, paid family and medical leave plan has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The “Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act” introduced by Senator and presidential candidate, Kirsten Gillibrand, would allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of partially paid ...

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3 Benefit of Investing In Employee Training 3 BENEFIT OF INVESTING IN EMPLOYEE TRAINING

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Mar 14, 2019

It goes without saying that the war for talent is a brutal one. In today’s competitive economy, organizations are constantly striving to get the advantage over their competitors. While plenty has been said about employee engagement as well as improved recruitment process, there has been a tend...

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8 Qualities HR Managers Look For In An Applicant 8 QUALITIES HR MANAGERS LOOK FOR IN AN APPLICANT

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Mar 14, 2019

Even if the job you’ve applied requires different qualifications, most HR managers tend to look for common qualities in applicants during the interview stage. If you want to get hired, you have to show these traits to them or else you’ll not make it to the finish line. Remember, hiring a...

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VR in HR VR IN HR

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Mar 13, 2019

Imagine being able to train an employee how to handle a sexual harassment situation, not by lecture, but by making the person an observer of an actual case of sexual harassment.  But how do you expose someone to such an uncomfortable situation and not risk their safety?  The answer is virt...

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5 Tips to Optimize Your Onboarding Process [ Our Onboarding Quiz!] 5 TIPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR ONBOARDING PROCESS [ OUR ONBOARDING QUIZ!]

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Mar 13, 2019

Adding a new employee to your team can be just as stressful as it is exciting. You’re introducing a new factor into a process that is already running smoothly– how can you ensure things will continue as such without hiccups? Here are some tips for setting up new hires for success. During...

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EMBRACING CELLPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE EMBRACING CELLPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 13, 2019

According to Pew Research, 95% of Americans own a cellphone, and 77% of them have a smartphone. Specifically, 100% of Americans ages 18-29 own a cellphone. These devices aren’t just for calling or texting anymore. These mini computers mean people can search for a job, check their bank account,...

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10 things to put on your HR portal 10 THINGS TO PUT ON YOUR HR PORTAL

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Mar 13, 2019

An HR portal, sometimes known as an employee portal, is as an online central hub where employees can access information about their workplace quickly and easily. A growing number of companies are turning to internal social platforms to help employees stay up-to-date, connect with colleagues and work...

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HR Loyalty: Management or Employee? HR LOYALTY: MANAGEMENT OR EMPLOYEE?

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Mar 12, 2019

Human Resources professionals are often asked this question, and usually during the most adversarial of conversations.  Employee relations, an important team within HR, is typically assigned responsibility for conducting investigations – on behalf of the company and in response to employe...

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How to deal with an influx of HR data HOW TO DEAL WITH AN INFLUX OF HR DATA

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Mar 12, 2019

When business is steady going, HR data is steady flowing. But business is not always steady going – and sometimes, there’s an influx of HR data. And whether that’s because of a recruitment drive, an acquisition, or just a change of systems… dealing with large quantities of n...

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AI in recruitment: more than Mya AI IN RECRUITMENT: MORE THAN MYA

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Mar 12, 2019

“AI in recruitment” is somewhat of a buzzword (or buzzphrase), but is there more to it? When there are so many recruitment tech companies touting that their tech integrates AI into recruitment, but there is no machine learning to be found, then you have a problem. It becomes little more ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HR MANAGEMENT: HR-TO-EMPLOYEE RATIO THE IMPORTANCE OF HR MANAGEMENT: HR-TO-EMPLOYEE RATIO

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Mar 12, 2019

Before we explore the basics of HR Management, which we’ll be referring to it as HRM, let’s define HRM. HRM comprises the formal systems designed to manage people in an organization. To best understand HRM, we will look at a brief history, understand the roles HRM plays in organizations ...

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New NJ Family Leave Act Will Expand to Reach More Employers NEW NJ FAMILY LEAVE ACT WILL EXPAND TO REACH MORE EMPLOYERS

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Mar 11, 2019

The concept of paying employees while on family leave is a popular conversation topic across the US right now. In fact, the state of New Jersey is one of the few to have laws on the books with regards to paid family leave. Recently, Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed bill A-3975 into law. It tak...

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How Does Disability Enrollment Work? HOW DOES DISABILITY ENROLLMENT WORK?

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Mar 11, 2019

Within the US there are two main federal programs—Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs—designed to provide assistance for those with long-term disabilities. There are some notable differences between the two programs, but both are administered by the Social Security ...

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How to Successfully Manage Culture Change in the Workplace (HR Professionals Weigh In) HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE CULTURE CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE (HR PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN)

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Mar 11, 2019

Managing culture change in the workplace can be a daunting task. This type of change presents a variety of challenges that must be addressed and overcome.  Learn what challenges HR experts have identified during this process and their recommendations for how you can overcome your company’...

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4 Ways Generation Z Will Change the Workplace 4 WAYS GENERATION Z WILL CHANGE THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 11, 2019

Countless articles have been written about Millennials (born 1981-1996) and how they have fundamentally changed societal norms. They’re not buying homes. They refuse to get married. They don’t eat cereal. They’re killing golf. You name it. The reality is, however, that as the oldes...

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How should an HR Handle Employee Discipline? HOW SHOULD AN HR HANDLE EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE?

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Mar 08, 2019

Employee discipline is an important parameter impacting the decorum of any workplace. It’s the prerogative of the HR to resolve employee challenges and issues while helping wedge differences between management-employees or employee-employee. Human Resources are certainly the most important ass...

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Developing Resilience in a Changing Workforce DEVELOPING RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING WORKFORCE

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Mar 08, 2019

Rapidly escalating changes in new disruptive technologies is being mirrored by the rapid rate of change in the human workforce. Traditional relationships between companies, leaders, and employees is being replaced by concerns over automation and short term gig contracts. This lack of long term commi...

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A Modern Workplace: Ensuring Your Factory-Based Business Is Up To Date A MODERN WORKPLACE: ENSURING YOUR FACTORY-BASED BUSINESS IS UP TO DATE

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Mar 07, 2019

When thinking about factories, those who’ve never worked within a factory setting, often think of the dirty, and sometimes, dangerous, environments from the past, or what they’ve seen in movies and on television. However, for a modern day factory to succeed; they need to be quite the opp...

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Top Reasons Why you Should Move to a Cloud-Based HR System TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MOVE TO A CLOUD-BASED HR SYSTEM

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Mar 07, 2019

As an HR person in today’s digital workplace, you must have heard of Cloud-Based Human Resources Management Systems, or what is commonly referred to as a SaaS HR Software. Companies – large and small – have embraced cloud computing and incorporated it in their different functions, ...

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Reference Check: A Recruitment Mandate for Hiring the Right Way REFERENCE CHECK: A RECRUITMENT MANDATE FOR HIRING THE RIGHT WAY

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Mar 07, 2019

A formal interview can hardly tell what it would be like to work with the person on an everyday basis so checking references can be a great aide for choosing out the best between two equally qualified candidates, or for eliminating those applicants who are not suitable for your organization. But mos...

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Businesses Rely More Heavily on Contingent Workers, Complicating Compliance BUSINESSES RELY MORE HEAVILY ON CONTINGENT WORKERS, COMPLICATING COMPLIANCE

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Mar 07, 2019

The contingent workforce could be one of the fastest growing categories of workers in the US today. Some estimates believe 20% of workers are contingent  – either contract, temporary, freelancers or consultants. One survey puts 50% of millennials as contingents. The numbers are only expec...

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Time to Hire vs. Quality of Hire: HR Expert Roundtable TIME TO HIRE VS. QUALITY OF HIRE: HR EXPERT ROUNDTABLE

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Mar 07, 2019

Time-to-hire statistics are pretty straightforward: they measure how long it takes to hire for a specific position. As you may or may not be painfully aware of, it takes significantly longer to hire in the modern workforce than it did previously, and any recruiting team that can hire the right peopl...

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AI, Automation and Onboarding: Key Priorities for HR Leaders AI, AUTOMATION AND ONBOARDING: KEY PRIORITIES FOR HR LEADERS

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Mar 06, 2019

Look at any news resource today and you’re bound to see countless mentions of artificial intelligence. This technology is affecting everything from our work environments to our home and social lives, and the impacts are far-reaching. One of the biggest concerns is around jobs. For instance, Mc...

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Reining in Your Overly Ambitious Employee REINING IN YOUR OVERLY AMBITIOUS EMPLOYEE

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Mar 06, 2019

It can feel like you’ve struck gold at first when you hire an ambitious employee that takes ownership over their part in your business. Hearing ideas and seeing exuberance for the mission of the organization can be very refreshing and heartening. However, some employees have the tendency to go...

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6 Tactics For Dealing With Difficult Employees In Your Company 6 TACTICS FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES IN YOUR COMPANY

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Mar 06, 2019

Whether it’s that employee who is arrogant, rude, or otherwise inconsiderate to their colleagues, the employee who clips their fingernails at their desk (or some other atrocious behavior that impacts others), or the employee who never meets deadlines and has more excuses than you can count, di...

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How HR can take advantage of smartphone addiction at work HOW HR CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SMARTPHONE ADDICTION AT WORK

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Mar 06, 2019

Last year, people were online for an average of 24 hours a week. For people aged 16-24, this was higher, at 34.3 hours. Smartphone addiction is real, and it’s being fuelled by the rise of the ‘tech natives’, aka Generation Z. But what can HR do about this problem? And is it even a ...

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Five Ways To Make Advertising Fun For Your Customers And Employees FIVE WAYS TO MAKE ADVERTISING FUN FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES

blog article

Mar 06, 2019

Advertising is a way of life for every business, and the more advertising and marketing you do, the better off you are. Without a comprehensive marketing strategy, customers won’t know your business exists. If they don’t know you exist, they can’t buy your products or services. All...

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6 Best Practices for Onboarding and Employee Orientation 6 BEST PRACTICES FOR ONBOARDING AND EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

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Mar 05, 2019

First impressions are important. During onboarding and orientation, the speed, tone, and culture you set has a major impact on your company’s success. With an effective onboarding process, your new employees will feel comfortable, capable, and become more productive within a shorter period of ...

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What is the Most Important Contribution HR Delivers to Employees? WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION HR DELIVERS TO EMPLOYEES?

blog article

Mar 05, 2019

HR professionals often miss the most important contribution they can make to employees. Recently, a group of thoughtful senior HR folks were discussing what HR could offer employees to increase the employees’ well-being at work. They discussed experience and research-based answers: autonomy to...

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Future of Work and Employer Branding FUTURE OF WORK AND EMPLOYER BRANDING

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Mar 05, 2019

Employees and applicants want to align with their employers and vice versa.  In fact, employer branding is key to the strategy of attracting and retaining the workers of the future.  As part of HR Exchange Live:  Future of Work, a session has been dedicated to the topic.  Leading...

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How to Turn Your Employees into Brand Ambassadors HOW TO TURN YOUR EMPLOYEES INTO BRAND AMBASSADORS

blog article

Mar 05, 2019

Employer branding is essential for securing top talent and generating a strong public image. After all, one of the best ways to advertise your brand is through employees themselves. In fact, a recent survey by Edelman found that employees outranked all other spokespeople (even the CEO) as trustworth...

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5 business reasons to put employee career development at the top of your agenda 5 BUSINESS REASONS TO PUT EMPLOYEE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AT THE TOP OF YOUR AGENDA

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Mar 05, 2019

How much support do you give your employees in planning and developing their careers? You may think that’s an odd question to be asking – given the increasingly widespread view that the ‘job for life’ is long gone and traditional career paths are no more. In fact, a recent su...

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Five ways performance management can help to raise productivity FIVE WAYS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CAN HELP TO RAISE PRODUCTIVITY

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Mar 05, 2019

How does your organisation assess the productivity of its people? Are there formal targets that people need to meet or is it a more informal affair, and left to individual managers to decide whether their people are doing as much as they possibly could? Recent research from the CIPD suggests that pr...

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Employee Turnover: Solve It Using 4 Levels of Analytics EMPLOYEE TURNOVER: SOLVE IT USING 4 LEVELS OF ANALYTICS

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Mar 05, 2019

Every organization has a problem they want to solve. It could be a small problem or a large one. The key to solving problems is: Gathering the right information, Having a good approach. Often, organizations approach problem solving from the standpoint of “Oh, I know what the problem is…...

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The Top HR Challenges in Startup Companies (Here’s What You Need To Know) THE TOP HR CHALLENGES IN STARTUP COMPANIES (HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW)

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Mar 05, 2019

Startups are quick-moving, dynamic businesses that don’t want to get bogged down by unnecessary bureaucratic work and regulations. However, failing to have an HR strategy in place for your startup is setting yourself up for failure in the future. With nearly half of all small businesses failin...

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WHAT YOUR WORKFORCE DOESN’T HAVE SHOULD DRIVE YOUR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY WHAT YOUR WORKFORCE DOESN’T HAVE SHOULD DRIVE YOUR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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Mar 04, 2019

Employers already are at war for talent. In a recent Deloitte survey, four out of 10 CFOs of large companies reported being “barely able” or “unable” to meet the demand for talent their businesses require. Today’s global talent shortage is the worst since 2007, accordin...

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Future of Work and HR FUTURE OF WORK AND HR

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Mar 04, 2019

The future of work is fluid.  Never before has there been such a change in the way people take on the challenges of their jobs and the responsibilities involved.  And the changes are happening at near lightning speed as HR races to keep up.  Knowing that, three questions come to mind....

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How to Manage Conflict and Take Workplace Disciplinary Action HOW TO MANAGE CONFLICT AND TAKE WORKPLACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION

blog article

Mar 04, 2019

As much as we’d like to assume the best of everyone, rule-breaking and misbehavior are inevitable in the workplace. In such situations, disciplinary action may be required. But how do you go about these delicate situations? Here are a few helpful tips for managing conflicts and dealing with se...

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How Unequal Pay Can Affect Your Business HOW UNEQUAL PAY CAN AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS

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Mar 04, 2019

Despite the federal Equal Pay Act and state laws concerning pay equity, unequal pay in the workplace remains the norm in many US businesses. While the focus on pay discrepancies usually centers on employees, unequal pay for women and minorities can also affect your business, resulting in low morale,...

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5 HR Tech Startups: Their Story, What They Do 5 HR TECH STARTUPS: THEIR STORY, WHAT THEY DO

blog article

Mar 03, 2019

Technological solutions help us in each aspect of life. It brings solutions and new ideas for Each sphere. Nowadays people concentrate on bringing tech solution into HR and recruiting processes. We have already several companies using the new technology, hiring the best talents, improving and monito...

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How to Spend Less On, But Get More Out Of, Your Recruiting Budget HOW TO SPEND LESS ON, BUT GET MORE OUT OF, YOUR RECRUITING BUDGET

blog article

Mar 02, 2019

Talent acquisition teams and recruiters constantly face a major challenge: attracting the best talent in the industry (or industries) they’re hiring in, but at the same time sticking to a limited budget. It’s no surprise, then, that these folks often feel like they’re being asked t...

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7 Critical Elements of Project Management Training for the Digital Age 7 CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

blog article

Mar 01, 2019

Effective execution of strategic goals and supporting tactical objectives is essential to maintain and expand a competitive advantage.  However, most senior leaders acknowledge that their organizations struggle to bridge the gap between strategy and execution.  Projects, completed by missi...

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4 Pro Tips on How to Become a Successful HR Manager 4 PRO TIPS ON HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL HR MANAGER

blog article

Mar 01, 2019

Compiling a list of tips for becoming an outstanding HR manager is no mean feat, precisely because this job encompasses so many features. Being an intermediary can be challenging, and this is exactly what an HR manager is – someone who acts as a link between the employees and the higher manage...

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How data-driven recruitment can solve your hiring woes HOW DATA-DRIVEN RECRUITMENT CAN SOLVE YOUR HIRING WOES

blog article

Mar 01, 2019

Companies around the world have begun to face a common problem: the issue of having too much data, but not a clear and efficient way to use it. Thanks to new technologies, collecting data on our customers and candidates has never been easier. But there’s still a lag in how that data is process...

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10 steps to take a winning job requirement 10 STEPS TO TAKE A WINNING JOB REQUIREMENT

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Feb 28, 2019

When it comes to taking a job requirement, it’s not difficult for a recruiter to feel as though they’re on the opposite side of the great divide from hiring managers. Hiring managers are specialists in their department, not in HR, so often their expectations are way overboard. This can r...

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How To Design An Employee Experience That Empowers Women HOW TO DESIGN AN EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE THAT EMPOWERS WOMEN

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

Female leadership and empowerment in the workplace has been on the rise throughout the last several decades, not only paving the way for more female leaders, but also a competitive advantage for many companies. An MTI study found that mixed gender teams are more productive and creative than those th...

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Put out Burnout: How to Reduce Stress for Employees PUT OUT BURNOUT: HOW TO REDUCE STRESS FOR EMPLOYEES

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

Your employees start to feel burned out when the stress of their jobs goes on for too long. Many factors can lead to your employees feeling burned out. Considering that 40% of employees have considered quitting their jobs due to burnout, it is imperative that employers do everything they can to avoi...

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HR for HR: what makes a good workplace culture HR FOR HR: WHAT MAKES A GOOD WORKPLACE CULTURE

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Feb 28, 2019

By nature of their profession, those who work in HR are constantly thinking about others within their organisation. Dealing with issues such as hiring, benefits and performance management make HR professionals people-oriented and interested in the workplace. Research from the Hays What Workers Want ...

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People Management 101: Managing Employee Relations PEOPLE MANAGEMENT 101: MANAGING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

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Feb 28, 2019

People management is the cornerstone of a successful business, and even good managers can improve. Want to know how to improve employee relations? Here are the best practices of people management, which you can implement right away. According to social psychologist Robert Katz, great managers h...

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30 HR Quotes to Inspire People and Culture Pros 30 HR QUOTES TO INSPIRE PEOPLE AND CULTURE PROS

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

Forward-thinking companies around the world are experimenting with new models of productivity and collaboration and are putting more stock than ever in company culture and employee engagement. HR is finally getting the update it needs, and this transformation is great news for people and culture pro...

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How Employee Engagement Impacts Your Employer Brand (And Vice Versa) HOW EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPACTS YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND (AND VICE VERSA)

blog article

Feb 27, 2019

Building your employer brand involves a lot of different elements, but the root of employer branding is actually really simple: it’s all about generating energy and enthusiasm among candidates when they think about you as an employer. And when it comes to energy, your employer brand gets most ...

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Gig management processes: let’s cut the wastage GIG MANAGEMENT PROCESSES: LET’S CUT THE WASTAGE

blog article

Feb 27, 2019

Contingent staffing and workers in the gig economy are an increasingly vital part of the global workforce. In fact, according to the Association of Independent Workers and the Self-Employed (IPSE), an estimated 4.8 million people in the UK are self-employed, contributing a staggering £217billi...

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases July First NEW JERSEY MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES JULY FIRST

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Feb 27, 2019

Many employers in New Jersey will be paying their staff a higher wage starting July 1. Governor Philip D. Murphy and the New Jersey state legislature made a deal that will raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour by that date. By 2024, New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $15 per hour. What do...

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Why Workplace Daycare is Growing in Popularity WHY WORKPLACE DAYCARE IS GROWING IN POPULARITY

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Feb 27, 2019

Traditional childcare costs can be quite shocking to first-time parents. Here are some nationwide stats, for example: Average weekly costs for infant care: Daycare $211, family care $195, nanny $580, 71 percent of families spend 10 percent or more of their total annual income on childcare, A nanny c...

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A Closer Look at the Open-Office Floor Plan A CLOSER LOOK AT THE OPEN-OFFICE FLOOR PLAN

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Feb 27, 2019

We’ve seen the agile office or open-office floor plan become extremely popular; they’re frequently considered a solution that promotes collaboration, creativity, and productivity. However, they’ve been around long enough now to have undergone some scrutiny and studies and we’...

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How to Conduct an Effective Exit Interview HOW TO CONDUCT AN EFFECTIVE EXIT INTERVIEW

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Feb 27, 2019

In 2018 in the United States, a survey revealed that companies saw a 22 percent turnover rate on average. With turnover rates this high (particularly voluntary turnover, which accounted for the majority of the total turnover rate), exit interviews have become crucial for businesses that desire growt...

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The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement THE SURPRISING SECRET TO IMPROVING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

blog article

Feb 27, 2019

For nearly two decades, the Gallup corporation has been measuring employee engagement, and the numbers have been pretty pathetic. Back in 2000, only 30% of employees were considered “highly engaged,” and eighteen years later, after spending literally billions of dollars on engagement sur...

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Three Steps to Transform Your Leadership Training THREE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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Feb 27, 2019

According to the Harvard Business Publishing 2018 State of Leadership Development research report, organizational transformation is the new norm today. Successful transformation begins with changing learning and development (L&D) programs to support new business objectives; however, 75 percent o...

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How Do Employees Feel About Workplace Rewards and Recognition? HOW DO EMPLOYEES FEEL ABOUT WORKPLACE REWARDS AND RECOGNITION?

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Feb 27, 2019

As the recruiting market continues to remain extremely competitive, employers have taken steps to improve retention strategies to keep current workers happy and satisfied with their roles. Engaged, happy employees are much less likely to seek new employment opportunities, which decreases the likelih...

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Pre-Boarding: Onboarding Before Day One PRE-BOARDING: ONBOARDING BEFORE DAY ONE

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Feb 27, 2019

A recent report showed that 22% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment. Perhaps they misunderstood what the job entailed. Maybe the culture just wasn’t the right fit. Either way, we know that these first few days are critical for employee retention. In fact, we cou...

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5 Tips for Training Humanitarian Workers and Volunteers 5 TIPS FOR TRAINING HUMANITARIAN WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS

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Feb 26, 2019

Humanitarians, from all countries and cultures, seek to serve victims of crisis. Without some common understanding of necessary knowledge, skills and common standards, the disaster victim is at the mercy of the vagaries of personal whim, political expediency and well meaning, but possibly ineffectua...

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Effective Employee Onboarding EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

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Feb 26, 2019

A good onboarding program can provide many benefits. If your firm is adding new employees, you’ll want to ensure that they are engaged and understand expectations and goals. You want them feeling confident that they chose the right employer by understanding your philosophy, values and strategi...

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How Could Future Workplaces Work Better for People with Disabilities HOW COULD FUTURE WORKPLACES WORK BETTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

According to a major study by Accenture, a direct link can now be drawn between a company’s overall profitability and its inclusiveness of people with disabilities. The data found that people with disabilities are underemployed in the U.S., 29 percent were employed, compared with 75 percent of...

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Flexible Working - What FLEXIBLE WORKING - WHAT'S IN IT FOR US

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Feb 26, 2019

A recent report from the CIPD suggest that a significant proportion of the UK workforce have no opportunity to work flexibly and suggests there’s an uneven distribution of flexible working across the economy. I think this means that many organisations might be missing out on an opportunit...

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The Case for an Employee Handbook Acknowledgment Form THE CASE FOR AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM

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Feb 26, 2019

You’ve worked hard to develop your Employee Handbook. It contains a wealth of information on the company, culture, benefits, rules, and procedures. With all the effort put into the book, it’s useless unless employees read it and understand its contents. An employee handbook acknowledgmen...

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Your Guide on How To do Labor Cost Allocation YOUR GUIDE ON HOW TO DO LABOR COST ALLOCATION

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

When you own a business, you have a lot of costs to consider. How much will you pay for your space, materials, and marketing, for example? One of the largest costs for most businesses labor. And as any accountant will tell you, your business can’t make money until you learn how to do labor cos...

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4 Amazing Ways To Uplift Boring Compliance Training With Microlearning 4 AMAZING WAYS TO UPLIFT BORING COMPLIANCE TRAINING WITH MICROLEARNING

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Feb 26, 2019

Compliance training is crucial training for organizations that are mandated to comply with the policies and procedures from Govt or Regulatory bodies. The compliance training requires 100% conformance, and it must be completed a certain number of times during the year. As a result, opting for a...

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Using job personality tests to find the right employees USING JOB PERSONALITY TESTS TO FIND THE RIGHT EMPLOYEES

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Feb 25, 2019

Pre-employment tests are designed to give you, the employer, more confidence in knowing that you’re hiring someone that’s right for the job. Personality tests are designed to pull out specific elements of a candidate’s character by asking them a series of multiple choice questions....

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The future of parental protection in the workplace THE FUTURE OF PARENTAL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 25, 2019

Despite the UK having one of the strongest employee protection laws in Europe, over 54,000 women lose their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity leave discrimination every year. This is according to research conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which reveals...

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Benefits of HR Certification BENEFITS OF HR CERTIFICATION

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Feb 25, 2019

If you’ve ever browsed the HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) available certifications and decided to pass for time or financial reasons, you might want to revisit that idea. While you won’t be required to get an HR cert...

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Streamline your Hiring Process: Hiring Strategies For Small Businesses STREAMLINE YOUR HIRING PROCESS: HIRING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Feb 25, 2019

Have you ever spent weeks or even months trying to fill an open position? The hiring process can be a time-consuming and expensive process, and at the end of it your new employee might decide the position isn’t what they expected. At that point, you have another open position that needs to be ...

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What Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook WHAT NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

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Feb 25, 2019

While it’s crucial to openly speak about how to facilitate a respectful and open workplace, it’s also a good idea to formally write these policies down. Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of com...

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FSA Enrollment: Employer FAQs Explained FSA ENROLLMENT: EMPLOYER FAQS EXPLAINED

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Feb 25, 2019

FSA enrollment can be a stressful period for both employers and employees, especially when it comes to changes in eligibility. The good news is that, with a little information and knowledge, employers can be readily prepared for FSA enrollment. Here, we answer the most important questions regarding ...

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6 candidate experience best practices 6 CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE BEST PRACTICES

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Feb 25, 2019

These are some common concerns among recruiters and HR professionals when the hot topic of candidate experience is raised. But are they valid? Those concerns  and more were discussed in a webinar on Feb. 21, 2019, co-hosted by Workable and Hired, titled “What Talent Wants: Creating a...

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Where To Start With Data-Driven Recruiting WHERE TO START WITH DATA-DRIVEN RECRUITING

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Feb 25, 2019

Data-driven recruiting is becoming increasingly popular; it allows a far more efficient recruitment approach, saving time and money, and resulting in hiring much more suitable candidates. In this blog post, you will find some great tips on how and where to start with data-driven recruiting. The...

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Hitting the Employee Engagement Bulls Eye with Gamification HITTING THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BULLS EYE WITH GAMIFICATION

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Feb 25, 2019

Enhancing employee engagement is a critical challenge for global companies, everywhere. Businesses, worldwide, are looking to grow in a competitive ecosystem through inclusive digital transformation. But 70% of business transformation efforts fail, on an average, due to lack of engagement. Change ha...

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What Does Successful Leadership Development Mean? WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MEAN?

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

A recent Gartner global survey of over 800 HR leaders found that 47% of all respondents struggle to develop effective leaders in their organizations.  This problem – ineffective development of leaders – ranked higher than any other problem associated with current and future leadersh...

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Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook WHICH NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

While it’s crucial to openly speak about how to facilitate a respectful and open workplace, it’s also a good idea to formally write these policies down. Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of com...

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Deadly HR Mistakes that you Need to Avoid DEADLY HR MISTAKES THAT YOU NEED TO AVOID

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Feb 24, 2019

A key driver of success in any business is its people, and the responsibility of attracting and retaining those people is on the Human Resources Department. HR mistakes can cost you a lot and the expenses associated with finding or replacing the best candidates are relatively high, that’s why ...

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Make Training Leaders Your Priority MAKE TRAINING LEADERS YOUR PRIORITY

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Feb 23, 2019

I am a sucker for a good quote. This came from a pilot from Cathay Pacific in talking about the pilots he flies with. The comment has leadership written all over it. “We do not train and develop managers; we train and develop the next generation of future leaders.” That should ...

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What to Include in an Employee Onboarding Video WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING VIDEO

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Feb 22, 2019

Effective onboarding is critical to the success of new employees. On average, employees have 90 days or less to prove their value in a new role. When they are given a thorough introduction to the company, the culture, and the expectations for their performance, they are better positioned to succeed....

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How to Identify, Manage and Retain High Potential Employees HOW TO IDENTIFY, MANAGE AND RETAIN HIGH POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

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Feb 22, 2019

People often confuse high performing employees and high potential employees when in fact the two are quite different. Organizations need to make this distinction if they want to build strong leadership teams from within. And the first step is to ensure your people understand what "potential&quo...

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The Power of Stay Interviews THE POWER OF STAY INTERVIEWS

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Feb 22, 2019

Simply put, a stay interview is an interview between a manager and a valued employee within the organization. The goal of a stay interview is to learn what makes your employees want to continue to work for you and also discover what could be improved.[i] Often by conducting stay interviews, patterns...

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4 Ways Your Company Can Benefit from an HRIS 4 WAYS YOUR COMPANY CAN BENEFIT FROM AN HRIS

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Feb 21, 2019

From onboarding to exit interviews, HR has a hand in all aspects of the employee lifecycle. While it’s great to stay busy, it’s impossible for small HR teams to “do it all,” especially as your company grows and evolves. Between staying on top of new compliance requirements, h...

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Choosing the Right Cloud-Based Payroll System for Your Business CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLOUD-BASED PAYROLL SYSTEM FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Feb 21, 2019

Whether you’re a small or large business, you know that payroll processing is the most important operation that you cannot mess up. Why? Because the moment your employees are paid inaccurately, or if payment is delayed, there will be problems. This is their livelihood at stake, so it’s u...

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Are some job hunters hungry for ARE SOME JOB HUNTERS HUNGRY FOR 'ZERO HOURS

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Feb 21, 2019

Zero hours contracts have quite rightly attracted a lot of criticism, for the extent to which they’ve been abused by businesses to the detriment of employees’ rights. But might people actually start to demand them as 2019 continues to unfold? I spoke to Oliver Shaw, CEO of Cascade HR, fo...

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The Top Books for Women in Leadership THE TOP BOOKS FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

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Feb 21, 2019

When it comes to women in leadership, it can frequently feel like we’re navigating a man’s world. As the Center for American Progress reported in 2017, women make up nearly 51% of the U.S. population and hold almost 52% of all professional-level jobs. However, American women lag substant...

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What Are the Benefits of Bringing Data Analytics to Payroll WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BRINGING DATA ANALYTICS TO PAYROLL

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Feb 21, 2019

At some point, every hiring manager has to ask themselves one important question. Am I paying my employees an appropriate salary? Without a compensation management tool, determining the answer to that question can be difficult. Perhaps you are starting a new business or organization, and you&rs...

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The Best Exit Interview Questions To Ask Departing Employees THE BEST EXIT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK DEPARTING EMPLOYEES

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Feb 21, 2019

Although it can be hard to depart with an employee, taking the time to ask them exit interview questions can provide insight into why they are leaving and may help you make changes that will reduce future employee turnover and ultimately create a more positive and productive working environment. Sta...

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The Step-by-Step HR Department Checklist for Startups THE STEP-BY-STEP HR DEPARTMENT CHECKLIST FOR STARTUPS

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Feb 21, 2019

Startups have a lot of work ahead of them, and in the rush of everyday business, it can be difficult to take time and establish a solid HR department strategy. While many small businesses may not see the need for an HR department, it’s a necessary and valuable asset to have at your compan...

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Creating A Safe Space For Employees To Speak Up CREATING A SAFE SPACE FOR EMPLOYEES TO SPEAK UP

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Feb 21, 2019

Honest, sincere feedback is crucial if an organization is to grow professionally. From constructive criticisms, positive feedback, and even complaints, such information allows managers and leaders to enact change within their organizations. Rather, unfortunately, many organizations do not have the p...

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Employee Perks: Free Food at Work Is Nice to Have EMPLOYEE PERKS: FREE FOOD AT WORK IS NICE TO HAVE

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, we asked a couple of questions about free food. This time we did something a bit different. We asked for your thoughts both as an employee and on an organizational level. Because let’s face it, our views about free food could be completely different depending on what hat you&r...

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The Science of Hiring and Retaining Superstar Employees THE SCIENCE OF HIRING AND RETAINING SUPERSTAR EMPLOYEES

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Feb 21, 2019

For an employee to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment, they need to possess the qualities of a superstar. “A star performer is someone who drives firm performance,” writes Alex Mayyasi in Priceonomics, “by getting more out of the resources of the organization...

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How a hiring pipeline strengthens your recruitment process HOW A HIRING PIPELINE STRENGTHENS YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

If you think a hiring pipeline as just another buzzword, you’re probably still into reactive hiring. You’re also most likely unprepared and feel stressed when a new vacancy comes up, especially for those difficult to fill roles. Rest assured that a hiring pipeline isn’t just anothe...

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15 creative recruitment strategies to add to your hiring arsenal 15 CREATIVE RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES TO ADD TO YOUR HIRING ARSENAL

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Feb 21, 2019

In an incredibly competitive recruitment environment, such as the one we’re faced with today, it’s important to think and act differently; to stand out from the crowd. The old, tired, traditional recruitment techniques simply don’t cut it anymore when you’re in the thick of t...

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WHAT IS A BLIND CV? WHAT IS A BLIND CV?

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Feb 20, 2019

A blind curriculum is a new way of developing a typical CV, in this case without including any personal information that hints about the sex, age or ethnicity of a future worker. In general, trying to cancel any type of information that has nothing to do with a person’s work capabilities. It i...

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A Fresh Take on Goal Setting for HR Managers A FRESH TAKE ON GOAL SETTING FOR HR MANAGERS

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Feb 20, 2019

Have you already set your goals for 2019, either personal or corporate? This year we’re taking a fresh look at goal setting for HR Managers and giving some new tips on making the most of your professional development plans. We’ll discuss: What is Goal Setting? Why is Goal Setting Importa...

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Leading a culture of care LEADING A CULTURE OF CARE

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Feb 20, 2019

Record levels of employment allied to the increasing social conscience demanded by those from Generation Z who are entering the workforce amount to one thing; businesses will have to take a step up if they want to attract and retain the best people. And we’re not talking here about simply incr...

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For CSR, 2019 is the Year of the Employee FOR CSR, 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE EMPLOYEE

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Feb 20, 2019

Last year, I wrote a piece for Blackbaud’s “CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead” eBook that took a closer look at the rise in employee engagement around social and environmental issues. In that piece, I shared my predictions for an upcoming increase in CEO activism, a heightened focus on ...

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Transformational HR: why we need a people-centred approach TRANSFORMATIONAL HR: WHY WE NEED A PEOPLE-CENTRED APPROACH

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Feb 20, 2019

We hear about transformation all the time, and mainly it’s about digital transformation. The next wave of automation, technology that’s more virtual, slick and seamless - that kind of thing. A big programme is built, maybe a division setup for it and then we unleash our plans on our peop...

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3 Ways to Help Your Learners Become More Effective 3 WAYS TO HELP YOUR LEARNERS BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE

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Feb 20, 2019

An employee can always continue to learn, but there are ways that L&D professionals can help employees leverage becoming more effective and productive learners in their favor. While the speed at which employees learn is important, what they also retain and use to expand their knowledge base is a...

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12 Tips for Purchasing HR Tech Wisely 12 TIPS FOR PURCHASING HR TECH WISELY

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Feb 20, 2019

Company size and industry are the two biggest influences on the technology that HR buyers select for their companies, when they buy it, how they buy it and how often they replace it. What’s different from company to company is the complexity of the workforce and the industry layers on the...

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Proposed Legislation Helps SMBs Offer 401(k)s PROPOSED LEGISLATION HELPS SMBS OFFER 401(K)S

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Feb 20, 2019

New 401(k) legislation proposed late last year could open retirement plan benefits to small businesses and sole proprietorships, if an October 2018 Proposed Rulemaking change is confirmed by the US Department of Labor. To help small businesses and their employees gain easier access to retirement sav...

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What Does Paid Time Off Cost the Employer WHAT DOES PAID TIME OFF COST THE EMPLOYER

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Feb 20, 2019

Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits have been growing in popularity over recent years. Offering more vacation time is becoming the ultimate recruitment tool and will keep employees happy but what does paid time off cost the employer? Before making the decision to whether or not your company will offer...

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The Benefits of Employee Resource Groups THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS

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Feb 20, 2019

Creating a cohesive work environment while placing a premium on diversity, equity, and inclusion during your hiring process is a challenge, to say the least. While there is no “simple fix” or magic bullet solution to inclusion and belonging within your company, this first step can help: ...

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How 5 UK tech companies retain their employees HOW 5 UK TECH COMPANIES RETAIN THEIR EMPLOYEES

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Feb 19, 2019

Competition for technology talent is incredibly fierce. That's why tech company founders, like Nick Robertson of ASOS, Tom Chapman of Matches and Lawrence Jones of UKFast, have implemented schemes that enable them to stay ahead of the pack and attract and retain the best creative and technology ...

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Why Your Company Needs a Strong Sick Leave Policy WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS A STRONG SICK LEAVE POLICY

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Feb 19, 2019

What starts as a tickle in the back of your throat can quickly evolve into a bigger problem. With flu season upon us, it’s the most popular time of year for sick day requests. But when there’s work to be done, it can be hard to pick between not falling behind and prioritizing your health...

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Want to Attract Top Talent? Provide the Best in Employee Benefits: Financial Wellness Plans WANT TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT? PROVIDE THE BEST IN EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: FINANCIAL WELLNESS PLANS

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Feb 19, 2019

The first quarter is widely known as the biggest hiring season of the year. As you post job listings, interview candidates and narrow down your top choices, you may wonder: In a job applicant’s market, how am I going to ensure that the best and brightest join my team? Over 300,000 jobs we...

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6 ways to boost your recruitment efforts in 2019 6 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR RECRUITMENT EFFORTS IN 2019

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Feb 19, 2019

Are you planning to hire more people this year? Well, you’re not alone. According to CV-Library’s latest research, 72.2% of UK organisations say their level of recruitment is set to increase in 2019. But, while this is a positive sign that the UK economy is growing, it also means th...

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The Importance of Measuring Employee Satisfaction with Healthcare Benefits THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION WITH HEALTHCARE BENEFITS

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Feb 19, 2019

A recent survey conducted by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) indicates that 56 percent of U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health benefits say that whether or not they like their health coverage is a key factor in deciding to stay at their current job. Another 46 percent say health ...

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Employees EMPLOYEES' ROLE IN ORGANISATION'S CYBER SECURITY

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Feb 19, 2019

Today’s cybercriminals are more focused on people who are using company networks because this is a weak link in the security infrastructure. Fortunately, there are technologies available to help filter out malicious content and defend against threats. However, this technology won’t stop ...

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Paid Time Off Policy Best Practices PAID TIME OFF POLICY BEST PRACTICES

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Feb 19, 2019

While a paid time off policy (PTO) isn’t required by law under the Fair Labor Standards Act  (FLSA), it is a necessary program for employers who want to attract and keep high-level talent. In fact, nearly 90 percent of organizations say that a paid time off program is essential to stay co...

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How Do I Calculate an Hourly Rate from Salary? Use this Calculator HOW DO I CALCULATE AN HOURLY RATE FROM SALARY? USE THIS CALCULATOR

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Feb 19, 2019

How do I calculate an hourly rate from salary? It’s a question we receive a lot. The answer has never been easy until now. Check out our salary to hourly wage calculator towards the bottom of this post for an immediate answer. Usually we get this question when small business owners are tr...

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10 Skills Your Employees Need in February 2019 10 SKILLS YOUR EMPLOYEES NEED IN FEBRUARY 2019

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Feb 19, 2019

Each month, Udemy for business adds hundreds of new courses covering the latest technical and professional skills. Here are some of the latest trending topics added to our collection: In the past, IT used to be siloed into separate roles, but today, these lines are being blurred into an overarching ...

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Free resources that recruiters can FREE RESOURCES THAT RECRUITERS CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS OUT ON

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Feb 19, 2019

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free resources. this week, SocialTalent wants to make sure you’re getting the most out of what is available to you without you or your business having to shell out hard-earned cash. We’re listing five resources tha...

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Improving Your Compliance Training ROI With A User-Friendly LMS IMPROVING YOUR COMPLIANCE TRAINING ROI WITH A USER-FRIENDLY LMS

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Feb 19, 2019

Calculating ROI across many areas of your organisation may seem like a no-brainer. Compliance training, however, is a little different. It’s not as simple as X spend = X profit/loss. Compliance training ROI has many more factors such as risk mitigation. But what impact can your chosen LMS real...

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The Importance Of New Manager Training In The Modern Workplace THE IMPORTANCE OF NEW MANAGER TRAINING IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE

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Feb 19, 2019

The workplace has changed dramatically in the past few years, and L&D seems to be struggling to keep up. The modern workplace is fast, busy and digitally focused, and the need for instant answers and workflow learning is more prevalent than ever before. Training new managers has always been...

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DON’T YOU DARE ENTER ANY DATA FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES DON’T YOU DARE ENTER ANY DATA FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Feb 19, 2019

For everything we do as consumers, we do it all on smartphones, whether it be buying things on Amazon or bypassing the line at Starbucks because you used their app to order and pay. The digital transformation isn’t on the way – it’s already here. Technology connecting us directly t...

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Job Seekers and Employers Highly Value Company Culture JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS HIGHLY VALUE COMPANY CULTURE

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Feb 19, 2019

There’s no denying the critical role organizational culture plays in the modern workforce. Not only does it impact a business’ ability to retain and recruit talent, but company culture also influences employee happiness, engagement, and productivity. These reasons are why employers of al...

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How Should Employers Adjust Benefits to Attract and Retain Millennials? HOW SHOULD EMPLOYERS ADJUST BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN MILLENNIALS?

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Feb 18, 2019

The workplace is undergoing a significant shift as younger generations have started to make up a bigger percentage of the modern workforce. Couple this with the increased difficulties employers face with attracting and retaining talent, and employers have a major challenge in the coming years. One g...

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Six ways to do employee induction right SIX WAYS TO DO EMPLOYEE INDUCTION RIGHT

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Feb 18, 2019

Having to stare at a computer as you wait for IT at a web design development company to bring you the login details is not only a time waster, but it makes for an awkward situation. The best approach is to have every facet of the integration process ready. If there are forms they need to fill in and...

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YOUR COMPANY USES TOO MANY HR SYSTEMS (AND THAT COSTS YOU BIG) YOUR COMPANY USES TOO MANY HR SYSTEMS (AND THAT COSTS YOU BIG)

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Feb 18, 2019

Late last year, Ernst & Young released findings of a comprehensive research study it conducted to determine to-the-penny costs of manually performing more than 40 HR tasks without fully automated, self-service software. In summary, the average data entry cost was found to be $4.39; most of which...

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5 Ways How Technology Has Reshaped Talent Acquisition 5 WAYS HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS RESHAPED TALENT ACQUISITION

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Feb 18, 2019

Technology has revolutionized talent acquisition like never before. In this blog post, you will discover 5 keys ways technology has reshaped talent acquisition in a few recent years. This is a must-read for every HR professional who wants to keep with the latest technological advancement in HR and r...

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Does Your Recruitment Process Meet a Candidate’s Needs? DOES YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS MEET A CANDIDATE’S NEEDS?

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Feb 18, 2019

In the third article in our series on the psychology of recruiting, we discuss the way in which the recruitment process meets the needs of the candidate. (See the first two articles Types of Unconscious Bias in Hiring and Onboarding New Employees with Social Learning to learn more about how to recru...

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3 Ways to Create a Strategically Driven Mentorship Program 3 WAYS TO CREATE A STRATEGICALLY DRIVEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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Feb 18, 2019

According to a survey by the American Society for Training and Development, 75% of executives say that mentoring has been critical to their career development. In fact, Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, said, “If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m a product of...

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The Five Best Productivity Apps For Employees THE FIVE BEST PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR EMPLOYEES

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Feb 17, 2019

The business world is dependant on interconnectivity. Sometimes this requires employees to remain a touch of a button away from colleagues and clients even while on the go. Setting up a company that’s in constant communication regardless of whether employees are in-house or not would&rsqu...

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The Art of Being Relevant: Where does the HR function stand? THE ART OF BEING RELEVANT: WHERE DOES THE HR FUNCTION STAND?

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Feb 17, 2019

HR stands at a crossroads in the minds of business leaders. Whether we would like to acknowledge or not, there is a disconnect between what the HR leaders and Business Leaders think on what HR as a function delivers. CEOs worldwide think human capital is a top challenge, and yet they rank the HR fun...

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Presenteeism and Its Risks In The Workplace PRESENTEEISM AND ITS RISKS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 15, 2019

Singaporeans are renowned for their solid work ethic in which we place our jobs and responsibilities above everything else. In fact, a recent study conducted by Channel News Asia has shown that Singaporeans work a stunning 45.6 hours per week, coming in just shy of Hong Kong’s 50.6 hours. Whil...

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How to Create a Work Environment that Increases Productivity HOW TO CREATE A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

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Feb 15, 2019

Your employees are a valuable resource for your company9. They are the ones responsible for completing the endless amount of vital tasks that keep the cogwheels of your corporate machine turning. If their work output begins to suffer, it will adversely affect your entire company from the bottom up. ...

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5 Steps to Make Employees Your Competitive Advantage 5 STEPS TO MAKE EMPLOYEES YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Feb 15, 2019

Employees become your competitive advantage when they freely give you discretionary effort when they give you creative solutions to problems, innovative ideas for new products or services, exceptional customer service, and an extra mile to meet deadlines. To turn employees into your competitive adva...

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How to Bring People Together at Work HOW TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AT WORK

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Feb 15, 2019

One day labor relations consultant Jason Greer received a call from a manager, asking if he’d lead a diversity training session at his company. When Greer asked why, the manager offered two reasons: “I love the way you communicate,” he said. “And you’re the only black g...

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Everything You Need to Know About HR Salaries EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HR SALARIES

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Feb 15, 2019

With the exception of finance, HR is the department most familiar with employee salaries. It should come as no surprise that HR professionals know how to negotiate for competitive compensation. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that HR specialists bring home a median amount of ...

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What is an FSA? Common FAQs Explained WHAT IS AN FSA? COMMON FAQS EXPLAINED

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Feb 15, 2019

An FSA, or flexible spending account, is a great way for employees to save costs on health insurance, sometimes with help from their employer. However, many employers have questions about how FSA contributions work. Here’s what’s covered by an FSA, and how your employees can use them.&nb...

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What to Know About Learning and Development Programs WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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Feb 14, 2019

Learning and development programs are crucial to HR functions. It is part of the company’s talent management strategy. The goal of learning and development is to align individual employee goals and performance with the company’s overall mission. Here’s how it works. The HR man...

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Guide to Gender Pay Equity for Smaller Employers GUIDE TO GENDER PAY EQUITY FOR SMALLER EMPLOYERS

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Feb 14, 2019

Are men and women being paid the same salaries for doing the same work within your organization? According to Forbes, 92% of employers believe they are paying staff fairly, while only 65% of employees believe the same. In a highly competitive talent market this difference might keep you up at n...

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How to Handle Dating in the Workplace HOW TO HANDLE DATING IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 14, 2019

For HR professionals, dating in the workplace can be a tricky topic. It’s a problematic intersection between protecting employees from sexual harassment and remaining respectful and avoiding overbearing rules. Follow these best practices for regulating dating, setting boundaries, and maintaini...

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How to keep remote employees engaged HOW TO KEEP REMOTE EMPLOYEES ENGAGED

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Feb 14, 2019

Before the Industrial Revolution, it was common for men and women to work from home or have hybrid work-homes such as street-facing shops or workshops. The rise of factories in and the Industrial Revolution drew workers outside of the home and that’s where society camped for about 200 years, u...

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5 recruiting KPIs to follow 5 RECRUITING KPIS TO FOLLOW

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Feb 14, 2019

KPIs can really help you to impove your recruitment processes. Surprisingly, only 32% of recruiters actually took the time to evaluate their performance. How to measure the effectiveness of your recruitment activities. Which KPIs should you look at first. The quality of the source of your ...

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New Proposed Overtime Rule: 5 Important Questions You Should Be Asking NEW PROPOSED OVERTIME RULE: 5 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING

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Feb 14, 2019

In March, the Department of Labor is expected to publish a proposed rule that increases the salary level for exempt employees, making some previously salaried U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay. While the agency hasn’t yet released the proposed annual salary threshold number, Secretary of ...

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5 Steps for Sourcing Candidates You Have Interviewed But Rejected 5 STEPS FOR SOURCING CANDIDATES YOU HAVE INTERVIEWED BUT REJECTED

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Feb 14, 2019

In today’s competitive recruiting market, organizations need to keep their options open when it comes to sourcing talent. In a survey produced by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), sixty-eight percent (68%) of HR professionals are having difficulty recruiting candidates for full...

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5 Exciting HR Technology Trends 5 EXCITING HR TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Feb 14, 2019

Many companies are beginning to understand that their businesses run more efficiently when they enhance their operations with technology. Through the utilization of compiled data and with automated processes established, these entities, covering a myriad of industries, have given themselves the abil...

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3 Megatrends that will shape HR Tech in 2019 3 MEGATRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE HR TECH IN 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

HR Tech has finally arrived in India and 2018 was proof. The second half of the year - typically not a decision-making time saw a lot more activity happening around HR Tech than usual. The industry witnessed some isolated activities from the beginning of the year morph into definite trends with a pr...

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5 Reasons Job Seekers Are Passing On Your Job Ads 5 REASONS JOB SEEKERS ARE PASSING ON YOUR JOB ADS

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Feb 13, 2019

Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans say they used the Internet to search for a job, and that number is expected to continue to rise. With the wealth of recruiting information online, it’s tough to make your job ads stand out from the pack. Consider these common reasons for lackluster job ads that caus...

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Making Talent Development a Priority in the Age of Digital Disruption MAKING TALENT DEVELOPMENT A PRIORITY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION

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Feb 13, 2019

To say that the modern workforce and workplace are changing would surprise absolutely no one, yet it's shocking just how many organizations aren't proactively taking steps to futureproof in the age of digital disruption. A 2014 study from Constellation Research concluded that industry-l...

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Should HR Make Friends at Work? SHOULD HR MAKE FRIENDS AT WORK?

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Feb 13, 2019

Human Resources and friendship have a complicated relationship. If you come from a more corporate environment, you may be thinking that HR professionals should keep employees at arm’s length. On the other hand, a more informal environment like a tech or start-up company may view HR as just ano...

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How to Take Feedback Well as an Employee HOW TO TAKE FEEDBACK WELL AS AN EMPLOYEE

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Feb 13, 2019

Few employees are happy when performance review time rolls around, and hardly anyone reacts with joy when the boss wants “a quick word.” People’s defenses go up when confronted with feedback. This is unfortunate, as most often, feedback is intended to be helpful. Understanding how ...

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The Benefits of Resilience Training THE BENEFITS OF RESILIENCE TRAINING

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Feb 13, 2019

Resilience is growth as a whole person – a learned fitness for life, work and education. Through resilience skills, we master the ability to bounce from adversity, connect with others, and discover flow in our life and work. The workplace faces multiple compliance and performance aspirations, ...

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What Does the Flexible Work Imperative Mean for Employee Retention WHAT DOES THE FLEXIBLE WORK IMPERATIVE MEAN FOR EMPLOYEE RETENTION

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Feb 13, 2019

A decade ago, a good friend of mine passed up an excellent job offer because it was office based on the other side of the city, resulting in a commute that would have been 90 minutes each way. With two young children, he had to make a tough call and prioritize. It was also true his current employer,...

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