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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

blog article

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

blog article

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)

blog article

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

blog article

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)

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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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VR in HR VR IN HR

blog article

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?

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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?

blog article

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

blog article

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

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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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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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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

blog article

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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D&I: Is it working D&I: IS IT WORKING

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Feb 13, 2019

With the introduction of gender pay gap reporting, and regular media coverage about discrimination in the workplace, diversity and inclusion has become the main topic of discussion when it comes to social justice issues. I’ve previously written on the benefits of a truly diverse workforce, and...

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Your Guide to ACA Filing in 2019 YOUR GUIDE TO ACA FILING IN 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

If you operate a business with 50 or more full-time employees, you’re probably wondering what your ACA filing requirements are for 2019. We’ve put together this comprehensive post to help you understand ACA filing. Get to know what it means, who needs to do it, how to do it, and other he...

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Taking A Page From Marketing: Lessons For Workplace Learning TAKING A PAGE FROM MARKETING: LESSONS FOR WORKPLACE LEARNING

blog article

Feb 13, 2019

Those who follow me know I value my business acumen, specifically as a financial and strategy professional, and how it aligns with workplace learning. So, it should come as no surprise I get suspicious hearing ‘learning experts’ preach about how learning should be ‘more like market...

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2019 benefits audit 2019 BENEFITS AUDIT

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Feb 13, 2019

Following the spirit of making resolutions to better ourselves as individuals for 2019, there’s also an opportunity for HR to get their house in order. And one place to start is by reviewing benefits packages. If benefits aren't being utilised, they are wasting valuable time and money, and...

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The 411 on FSA Reimbursements THE 411 ON FSA REIMBURSEMENTS

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Feb 12, 2019

If you or your employees have an FSA, it’s important to brush up on FSA reimbursements. If you’re wondering what FSA reimbursements are, how your health provider handles these queries and what you should do for submitting claims, here’s what you need to know. Having an FSA mea...

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How Work-Life Balance Works at BambooHR HOW WORK-LIFE BALANCE WORKS AT BAMBOOHR

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Feb 12, 2019

Enjoy Quality of Life which focuses on work-life balance is perhaps the one we are best known for. BambooHR has made the news for our strict adherence to a 40-hour work week, as well as the employee time-off stipend we like to call paid paid vacation. To us, work-life balance, or rather quality of l...

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Create Onboarding Experiences Inspired By The eCommerce Industry CREATE ONBOARDING EXPERIENCES INSPIRED BY THE ECOMMERCE INDUSTRY

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Feb 12, 2019

Capturing a new employee’s attention during the onboarding process can be a difficult endeavor. Starting a new job bombards them with a ton of information to process, and you don’t want their bandwidth to falter when it comes to the important stuff. When it’s time for a new employe...

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How organizations can help shape the future of AI in recruiting – and reap the benefits HOW ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF AI IN RECRUITING – AND REAP THE BENEFITS

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Feb 12, 2019

Excited about a world where AI in recruiting will immensely improve your hiring process? We live in a fascinating time because this scenario is right around the corner and you, the HR professional, may be able to bring it even closer. Engineers who build AIs need data to train the machines, and they...

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How To Make The Most Of A User-Friendly LMS For Compliance Training HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A USER-FRIENDLY LMS FOR COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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Feb 12, 2019

Compliance training is all about mitigating risk in your organisation. The primary concern is completion rates. However, obligation is not necessarily the biggest driver for this. One of the primary factors in determining completion is the usability of the LMS you are using the deliver your complian...

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How to Convert a Disengaged Employee Into An Engaged One HOW TO CONVERT A DISENGAGED EMPLOYEE INTO AN ENGAGED ONE

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Feb 12, 2019

Disengagement is contagious and costly, and it’s your responsibility as a manager or HR professional to deal with this contagion before it spreads throughout your workplace. Overall, 16 percent of employees are actively disengaged, according to Gallup, but even one disengaged employee is one t...

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8 Popular Metrics To Help Understand The ROI Of Recruitment 8 POPULAR METRICS TO HELP UNDERSTAND THE ROI OF RECRUITMENT

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Feb 12, 2019

Like any other business process, there is a rapid awakening among organizations about the importance of embracing a data-driven approach towards HR too. While there are multiple aspects of this, recruitment is one that is extremely crucial. Well, talking about gauging the efficiency of recruitment, ...

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Risk Taking as a Fundamental HR Tactic RISK TAKING AS A FUNDAMENTAL HR TACTIC

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Feb 12, 2019

HR carries a reputation as the “office police.” While this was never intended to be the role of HR, it’s all too often an accurate assessment. HR is in charge of maintaining compliance, keeping employee records organized, and handling disputes, so even the most seasoned HR professi...

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Talent Acquisition Is An Art: How to Make It Errorless TALENT ACQUISITION IS AN ART: HOW TO MAKE IT ERRORLESS

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Feb 12, 2019

Talent acquisition is an ongoing process of attracting talents to be a part of the growth of your company. The question is, are you just recruiting candidates or acquiring talents? In this article, we will discuss the 10 fatal errors that are stopping you from acquiring talents beyond random recruit...

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Why Onboarding Should Be Part of your Recruiting Strategy WHY ONBOARDING SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR RECRUITING STRATEGY

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Feb 11, 2019

Everyone likes to think that the first day of work and every day thereafter is enjoyable. However, applicant tracking systems show that of all newly hired employees, half leave their new career within a year. Factors like workplace environment, commuting, and compatibility influence an employee&rsqu...

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5 Resources for Keeping Employees Safe While Love is in the Air 5 RESOURCES FOR KEEPING EMPLOYEES SAFE WHILE LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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Feb 11, 2019

As anyone who has been in HR for a while can attest, office romance is not a new topic and not likely to go away anytime soon. According to a recent survey by Vault, companies are even seeing an increase in such relationships. For example, 57% of the workforce have been involved in a workplace roman...

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Want to be in demand? Brush up your digital HR skills WANT TO BE IN DEMAND? BRUSH UP YOUR DIGITAL HR SKILLS

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Feb 11, 2019

Further confirmation if it were needed that digital skills are going to be core for HR professionals of the future, comes in the shape of a recent article from the HR Director. The magazine puts digital-savvy HR advisors in the top 10 most in-demand roles for 2019. There’s no doubt that techno...

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Employee Performance Review Questions EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE REVIEW QUESTIONS

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Feb 11, 2019

Successful performance reviews require a clear dialogue between the interviewer and interviewee. Both parties have important information to give to the other, and asking the right questions is just as important as gathering the feedback from them. Consider the following employee performanc...

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5 Steps to increase engagement in your company 5 STEPS TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR COMPANY

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Feb 11, 2019

At least 85 percent of CEOs say engagement is important for business. However, only 34 percent of US employees say they feel engaged at work, according to Bersin by Deloitte, a research and advisory firm. When employees are engaged, they put dedication and effort into their work. This crucial elemen...

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What to Know About IRS ACA Information Returns WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT IRS ACA INFORMATION RETURNS

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Feb 11, 2019

IRS AIR, also known as Affordable Care Act Information Returns, refers to the federal forms that insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses must file in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AIR also denotes how these forms need to be transmitted to the IRS. ...

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Soft Skills Checklist for Gen Z SOFT SKILLS CHECKLIST FOR GEN Z

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Feb 11, 2019

The Gen Z workforce has captured the attention of Learning and Development teams and for good reason. This younger generation of workers is rapidly becoming the majority in the workplace. Over 60 million Gen Zers are about to enter the U.S. workforce. Employers are concerned it will be more difficul...

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Warning Signs your Best Employee is About to Quit WARNING SIGNS YOUR BEST EMPLOYEE IS ABOUT TO QUIT

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Feb 10, 2019

Finding and recruiting the best talent is not easy, but what’s even harder is retaining them. The cost of employee turnover for businesses is high in general, and the cost can be much more expensive when the departing employee is one of your top performers as they are usually deeply embedded w...

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Is ‘self-management’ realistic for organistions IS ‘SELF-MANAGEMENT’ REALISTIC FOR ORGANISTIONS

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Feb 09, 2019

Frederik Laloux introduced the Organisational Development world to the phrase ‘Self-Management’ as one of the 3 pillars of his model for ‘reinventing organisations’ outlined in his excellent book of the same name. The other two are ‘Evolutionary Purpose’ and &lsqu...

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Departing with an Employee? Use this Exit Interview Template DEPARTING WITH AN EMPLOYEE? USE THIS EXIT INTERVIEW TEMPLATE

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Feb 08, 2019

Parting ways with employees is never easy– whether it was their decision or yours. The time spent recruiting, hiring, and training those employees and the potential for information lost in that transition can feel overwhelming. However, there’s another way to look at departing employees:...

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HR Across Industries | How to Recruit and Retain Teachers HR ACROSS INDUSTRIES | HOW TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN TEACHERS

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Feb 08, 2019

HR is challenging work no matter what organization or industry you find yourself in. But in the education industry, two challenges stand out for HR professionals and administrators above all others: recruiting and retention. According to a report from the Learning Policy Institute, the demand f...

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The cost of replacing an employee – it’s more than you think THE COST OF REPLACING AN EMPLOYEE – IT’S MORE THAN YOU THINK

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Feb 08, 2019

When you’re an HR manager, you know this drill all too well: Sally walks into your office one day and deposits herself in a seat across from your desk with a sigh. “Cassie,” she says to you, “Joe just gave his notice. We gotta get started on filling his position, like, yester...

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10 Features Every Recruiter Needs in their ATS 10 FEATURES EVERY RECRUITER NEEDS IN THEIR ATS

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Feb 08, 2019

Talented job candidates recognize and appreciate a savvy and modern recruitment process. As a human resources professional, you need feature-rich recruiting solutions to connect with top talent. To attract your ideal candidates and increase your efficiency as a recruiter, here are ten key features t...

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Three reasons why HR is not the office favorite THREE REASONS WHY HR IS NOT THE OFFICE FAVORITE

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Feb 08, 2019

The title ‘HR’ evokes different emotions in people across organizations. It would be inaccurate not to acknowledge that HR professionals are not exactly the favorite group for various reasons. In most cases, people speak out of the experience they had with someone in HR especially when i...

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Conflict Management Skills for Every Manager CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR EVERY MANAGER

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Feb 08, 2019

Dealing with workplace conflicts is not a task many people enjoy, as conflict is typically associated with negative emotions. Conflict management skills provide managers with the ability to resolve conflicts equitably and turn disagreements into opportunities. To better understand conflict managemen...

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How an Applicant Tracking System Can Improve the Hiring Process HOW AN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM CAN IMPROVE THE HIRING PROCESS

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Feb 08, 2019

When it comes to talent management in the hiring process, many employers rely on an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to help them narrow down their search to a group of candidates they believe would be the best fit for the position they are marketing to fill. The solution at its very core is designed...

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11 Must-Read People and Culture Books for HR Pros 11 MUST-READ PEOPLE AND CULTURE BOOKS FOR HR PROS

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Feb 07, 2019

We’ve put together a list of the top people and culture books that offer unique perspectives on how to make the employee experience the best it can be for your people. Take a look through this list — you might just find your next must-read P&C book!

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4 Challenges HR Professionals Can Expect To See in 2019 4 CHALLENGES HR PROFESSIONALS CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN 2019

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Feb 07, 2019

It should come as no surprise that 2019 is shaping up to be a pretty interesting year with what we’ve seen so far. At IQDynamics, we had the pleasure of sitting down with several experienced HR managers from various industries and got their take on what challenges we can expect to see in 2019....

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How to Manage a Remote Team HOW TO MANAGE A REMOTE TEAM

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Feb 07, 2019

The age of everyone physically commuting to work is slowly coming to a close. Instead, employees are now assuming that remote work will constitute at least some of their workdays. But what about teams made up solely of remote workers? Studies have shown that remote workers can be happier and mo...

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HR Automation as a Technological Evolution HR AUTOMATION AS A TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

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Feb 07, 2019

Nowadays the employers more often face the problem of choosing the most effective way of staff recruitment and evaluation. Undoubtedly personal qualities of applicants are formed at an early age and as a rule they are not getting changed during their life. And usually applicants improve the level of...

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Why You Should Focus More On Employee Happiness WHY YOU SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS

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Feb 07, 2019

How do happy employees contribute to organizational success? Well, I tried to find answers to this question and came across many articles and studies which state that happy employees are creative and hence contribute to improved organizational productivity and eventually to organizational success.&n...

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The 4 Myths of Hiring Employees for Your Business THE 4 MYTHS OF HIRING EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Feb 07, 2019

There are a lot of myths when it comes to hiring employees for your business. Here are 4 truths around hiring and recruitment to help you find top talent. There’s a common cultural story around today’s workforce is that’s comprised of three main ideas: (1) employees are showin...

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Could Training Be the Secret Weapon for Improving Employee Engagement COULD TRAINING BE THE SECRET WEAPON FOR IMPROVING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Feb 07, 2019

For nearly two decades, Gallup has been measuring employee engagement, and the numbers have been pretty pathetic. Back in 2000, only 30 percent of employees were considered “highly engaged,” and 18 years later, after spending literally billions of dollars on engagement surveys and progra...

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5 Dates you shouldn’t miss for Employee Engagement 5 DATES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Feb 06, 2019

Engaged employees are productive, happy, and thus help propagate a sense of purpose across the org. They are the brand advocates of the company and share their stories across different channels, significantly expanding brand awareness and hiring opportunities. Therefore, one of the most important th...

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How is blockchain transforming HR? HOW IS BLOCKCHAIN TRANSFORMING HR?

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Feb 06, 2019

The hype surrounding blockchain has often clouded people’s understanding of the tech, according to a recent study by BitFortune. A closer look at the impact of blockchain on 16 industries, however, shows the decentralized ledger continuing to break new ground within the next five years. In fac...

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13 People Management Skills Every Manager Needs 13 PEOPLE MANAGEMENT SKILLS EVERY MANAGER NEEDS

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Feb 06, 2019

What makes a good manager? Technical skill certainly helps; a manager should have a thorough understanding of what his or her department does. Experience is certainly a factor; the greater a manager’s experience before and after entering management is a valuable asset. Neither of these factors...

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How Salary Ranges Can Support Business Growth HOW SALARY RANGES CAN SUPPORT BUSINESS GROWTH

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Feb 05, 2019

If you’re nearing the 50 employee threshold, it’s time to consider implementing salary ranges. Salary ranges are the essential guardrails that help you decide how much you’re willing to pay for new hires and how you plan to reward existing talent all while keeping your goals and bu...

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The Top 5 Soft Skills That Employers Should Look For THE TOP 5 SOFT SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD LOOK FOR

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Feb 05, 2019

According to an article on the blog Wizard Sourcer, 2019 will be the most challenging market for recruiters in years. Honestly, this probably isn’t a surprise. A lot of companies are having a hard time getting enough applicants. I recently spoke with a talent acquisition professional who poste...

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Employee Value Proposition: Here EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION: HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 05, 2019

In today’s fast-changing HR landscape, companies project Employee Value Proposition as one of the leading strategic initiatives to attract and retain key talent. However, most of the EVPs are rarely understood and even more uncommonly adequately implemented. To begin with, let us know from whe...

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AI in recruitment: What the future holds for businesses and recruiters AI IN RECRUITMENT: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR BUSINESSES AND RECRUITERS

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Feb 05, 2019

This might be a future many of us have envisioned – one where artificial intelligence makes our lives easier and better. Then there’s the possibility many dread: that Joe won’t actually be your assistant, but rather, your replacement, coming straight out of an Isaac Asimov universe...

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Should I Create an Exit Interview Form SHOULD I CREATE AN EXIT INTERVIEW FORM

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Feb 05, 2019

As a small business, it’s important to use employee feedback to create a comfortable and efficient company culture. And when it comes to fixing your culture issues or replicating your successes, the more you know, the better. While it’s difficult to get subordinates to give honest c...

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What is a 401k Rollover WHAT IS A 401K ROLLOVER

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Feb 05, 2019

A 401k rollover typically happens when you leave a job, retire, or switch over to a new long-term investment account. When you make a change, you have to decide what to do with your money. When you decide to move money from a 401k to another account, such as an IRA or a different investment alt...

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6 Ways A User-Friendly LMS Can Impact Compliance Training Completion Rates 6 WAYS A USER-FRIENDLY LMS CAN IMPACT COMPLIANCE TRAINING COMPLETION RATES

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Feb 05, 2019

In order to create a user-friendly learning experience for your employees, you have to consider a lot of factors. A small sample of these includes: how easy your courses are to find, how familiar the system feels to its users, and how quickly tasks can be completed on your system without outside ins...

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6 Easy Steps To Integrate A Foundation Skills Catalogue In Corporate Training 6 EASY STEPS TO INTEGRATE A FOUNDATION SKILLS CATALOGUE IN CORPORATE TRAINING

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Feb 05, 2019

Foundation skills catalogues are made up of eLearning modules covering a wide range of subjects essential to employees at all levels. They are created to a high standard by industry experts and can be used to drive up standards within your organisation. They represent best practice not simply in the...

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How to create a culture of innovation in the workplace HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 05, 2019

On average, 35% of company revenues are generated from products that didn’t exist 5 years ago. So with innovation such a crucial part of a business’ overall success, are you doing enough to foster a positive and creative employee culture? The benefits of doing so are massive. Compan...

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6 Ways to Improve New Hire Onboarding 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE NEW HIRE ONBOARDING

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Feb 05, 2019

Companies often go to great lengths to hire the best people they can find. They actively approach potential candidates and streamline recruiting to ensure that they have the best chances of finding the best fit for the role. Unfortunately, companies often stop there and don’t put as much thoug...

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The role of knowledge management in HR THE ROLE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN HR

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Feb 04, 2019

HR is, in many ways, about managing information: things like interviews, feedback, jobs ads etc. This information is constantly multiplying, which can make looking for a particular piece of information feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack. One way HR managers can get a grip on...

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12 Questions to Ask when Outsourcing Payroll 12 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN OUTSOURCING PAYROLL

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Feb 04, 2019

As a small business, there are many questions to ask when outsourcing payroll processes. For most companies, outsourcing payroll represents freeing up valuable time for professionals to perform more impactful functions at the company. So it’s important to find a vendor that saves time, rather ...

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Making Human Resource Management Smarter with Analytics MAKING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SMARTER WITH ANALYTICS

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Feb 04, 2019

Hiring practices used to guide hiring impacts who you hire and why. Organizations are always looking for even better ways to hire candidates who align with the company objectives. Today, the trend is to use analytics and big data applications throughout the hiring process. What are the hiring method...

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Capability Development and its impact on employee & organization success CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE & ORGANIZATION SUCCESS

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Feb 03, 2019

In the forever-evolving technology industry, driven by innovation and plagued by attrition, there is a constant and increasing demand for top talent challenging the capabilities of Talent Acquisition teams. This necessitates organizations to optimize available internal talent and focus on Employee C...

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Recruiting trends in 2019 RECRUITING TRENDS IN 2019

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Feb 03, 2019

Barack Obama said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Technological developments are making lives easier in several industry sectors. Tech tools are beco...

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Do you need HR software with four-wheel drive? DO YOU NEED HR SOFTWARE WITH FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE?

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Feb 01, 2019

Not long ago, one of my friends bought a new car. He’d opted for a 4×4 version of saloon instead of the 2-wheel drive version and when I asked him why he told me the 4-wheel drive was “nice to have”. As I admired his gleaming new purchase, I couldn’t help thinking he&rs...

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Supporting an Employee Wellness Program with Voluntary Benefits SUPPORTING AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM WITH VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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Feb 01, 2019

A popular program, seeing its continual rise amongst employers in 2019, is the Employee Wellness Program. Many companies see this voluntary program as a key component in attracting and retaining the best talent to their open positions and company culture. However, employers are missing out on numero...

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What Components Make the Best Employee Handbook WHAT COMPONENTS MAKE THE BEST EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

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Feb 01, 2019

There are all kinds of things you probably never thought you’d find yourself doing until you became a small business owner. Fretting over creating the best employee handbook possible might be one of those things. Considering how important an employee handbook is from keeping your company compl...

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5 Ways A Custom eLearning Solution Can Improve Your Corporate Training ROI 5 WAYS A CUSTOM ELEARNING SOLUTION CAN IMPROVE YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING ROI

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Feb 01, 2019

In this day and age, corporations face new and increasing challenges. From fierce competition in the global market and decreasing corporate resources to continuous changes in technology, and difficulties in retention of skilled people, these challenges can be overwhelming. Instead of cutting the tra...

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Interviewing for Retention: Keys to Successful Hiring for Long Term INTERVIEWING FOR RETENTION: KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL HIRING FOR LONG TERM

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Feb 01, 2019

If you have the responsibility of recruiting in your firm you know how time consuming it can be from placing the ad to sourcing the resumes, screening and scheduling interviews it’s a full-time job. Nothing is more frustrating than watching one of your best and brightest walk out the door...

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Hiring for the Fourth Industrial Revolution HIRING FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Feb 01, 2019

The Industrial Revolution took place in the 19th century, marked by the development of the steam engine, and large factories, and the beginning of urbanization. The Second Industrial Revolution took place in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, with the introduction of electricity, steel, a...

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You’ve Received a Wage Garnishment Notice Now What YOU’VE RECEIVED A WAGE GARNISHMENT NOTICE NOW WHAT

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Jan 31, 2019

So, you’ve just received a wage garnishment notice. Now what? For business owners and HR leaders, a wage garnishment can cause confusion regarding procedures and paperwork. We’ve answered the most important questions HR professionals need to know to navigate the wage garnishment process ...

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6 Payroll Improvement Ideas 6 PAYROLL IMPROVEMENT IDEAS

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Jan 31, 2019

If you’re a payroll specialist or HR professional, you’re always looking to make your organization’s systems and processes better. Whether it’s the latest and greatest software or efficient people management strategies, there’s always room for improvement. If you’...

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Empowering Employees Amid Transforming Workplaces EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES AMID TRANSFORMING WORKPLACES

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Jan 31, 2019

I joined SHRM just over four months ago as the Director of Talent Management & Inclusion. It’s been a wild ride, as we’ve been aggressively hiring to staff up new projects. Lately I’ve been reflecting on the small things we can do to empower our employees, making them feel incl...

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Successful employee journey mapping – the dos and don’ts SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE JOURNEY MAPPING – THE DOS AND DON’TS

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Jan 31, 2019

Employee journey mapping is a great way to help you identify the moments that matter most to your business and to your employees. As you start your journey mapping process, keep these common pitfalls and best practices in mind to ensure success. An employee journey map is a way of visualizing t...

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Managing & motivating a multiple generations MANAGING & MOTIVATING A MULTIPLE GENERATIONS

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Jan 31, 2019

The term ‘HR headache’ typically refers to a type of in-work behaviour that’s likely to result in someone from the HR team having a number of company compliance forms to fill out and difficult conversations to be had. But one thing that will be causing one of the bigger headac...

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How the Digital Workplace of 2019 Will Affect Performance Management HOW THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE OF 2019 WILL AFFECT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 31, 2019

Do you start the year with great intentions but then become swept into the frenzy of the working week? Before you know it, the targets you set for yourself and your team have gone by the wayside? The digital workplace is set to improve the way that we keep our workstreams on track. Agility, vir...

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Managing & motivating multiple generations MANAGING & MOTIVATING MULTIPLE GENERATIONS

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Jan 31, 2019

The term ‘HR headache’ typically refers to a type of in-work behaviour that’s likely to result in someone from the HR team having a number of company compliance forms to fill out and difficult conversations to be had. But one thing that will be causing one of the bigger headac...

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What makes an ideal workplace? WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL WORKPLACE?

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Jan 31, 2019

Workplace design, as a concept, is more than a hundred years old. Traditionally, office layouts were created on a strict hierarchical system, which led to social barriers and a lack of communication. This delineated the culture of the organization, whilst also hampering work productivity and well-be...

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5 Tips for Managing an Employee Through a Personal Crisis 5 TIPS FOR MANAGING AN EMPLOYEE THROUGH A PERSONAL CRISIS

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Jan 31, 2019

Every single person will deal with a personal crisis at some point in their lives, whether it is a death in the family, a divorce, or another situation that makes the emotions run high and demands time. Employers and HR managers are tasked with figuring out how best to manage the employee through th...

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What will be new in HR – 2019 WHAT WILL BE NEW IN HR – 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

The HR industry is undergoing major changes and developments in technology and how we view employees. The expectation from the companies are growing rapidly, and HR departments are striving to retain employees and improve the working culture. The HR sector has a whole new world of possibility to exp...

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How to Give Negative Performance Feedback To Employees Without Discouraging Them HOW TO GIVE NEGATIVE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK TO EMPLOYEES WITHOUT DISCOURAGING THEM

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Jan 30, 2019

It’s easy to give a compliment or supportive encouragement to your employees. What isn’t as easy is delivering tough news or any sort of criticism; that takes practice. And more specifically, many managers struggle to give their employees criticism in a way that communicates their intent...

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The Top Five Employment Branding Mistakes to Avoid THE TOP FIVE EMPLOYMENT BRANDING MISTAKES TO AVOID

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Jan 30, 2019

Branding is at the forefront for most companies these days, especially with regard to consumers. However, branding for potential employees is often overlooked. The image your company presents to applicants can make a difference when it comes to securing the best talent available. Here are five commo...

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AI in HR: Ideal AI System Building Criteria for Long-Term Success AI IN HR: IDEAL AI SYSTEM BUILDING CRITERIA FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS

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Jan 30, 2019

The marriage between Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Human Resource has kept everyone in the corporate landscape excited for quite some time now. Nearly every global company is in a race to build the perfect AI solution for human resource management. The bubble has built up phenomenally over the ...

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Inefficient HR Processes Come With a Hefty Price Tag, and We’ll Calculate Yours INEFFICIENT HR PROCESSES COME WITH A HEFTY PRICE TAG, AND WE’LL CALCULATE YOURS

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Jan 30, 2019

More than a quarter of a million dollars – $261,792.68, to be exact. That’s what it costs an employer of 500 people, per year, to not equip employees with HR technology. How do we know? Because Ernst & Young recently conducted comprehensive research to determine that cost, and we bui...

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4 Ways to Highlight Company Culture Before You Hire 4 WAYS TO HIGHLIGHT COMPANY CULTURE BEFORE YOU HIRE

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Jan 30, 2019

Jessica Herrin, the co-founder of Stella & Dot, said “Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.” Here at PerkSpot, we agree – culture is one of the most important elements of our company and an incredibly crucial part of our hiring process. But how do...

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The Future of Work Is Global: 3 Tips for Hiring a Global Team THE FUTURE OF WORK IS GLOBAL: 3 TIPS FOR HIRING A GLOBAL TEAM

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Jan 30, 2019

As they look for solutions to the talent crunch, U.S. employers increasingly are turning to international labor pools to fill critical workforce needs even as political uncertainty surrounding immigration continues to grow. A report released last year by immigration services firm Envoy said tha...

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Five Ways to Create an Incredible Candidate Experience FIVE WAYS TO CREATE AN INCREDIBLE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

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Jan 30, 2019

Being in the staffing industry for (gulp) 20 years, I have seen so many changes to the industry. So many ebbs and flows based on where the economy is, the use of technology, and the ever-changing world of work. As unemployment is at an all-time low, we are at a severe war on talent and organizations...

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Onboarding’s for life, not just for new starters ONBOARDING’S FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR NEW STARTERS

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Jan 30, 2019

Most HR practitioners are fully aware of the benefits of having a well-thought-out onboarding process. With all the research pointing the same way that those who onboard new employees properly boast higher employee retention rates and save on recruitment costs taking onboarding seriously should be a...

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How HR can drive real impact HOW HR CAN DRIVE REAL IMPACT

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Jan 30, 2019

Hear from BuzzFeed’s Chief People Officer, Lenke Taylor about how they’re employing technology to answer common HR questions, encourage employees to network with colleagues, act on employee feedback, and more. Note: Lenke is speaking at this year’s X4 Summit, so if you enjoy this c...

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Positive Leadership POSITIVE LEADERSHIP

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Jan 30, 2019

Effective leadership positively affects employee engagement, collaboration, organizational commitment, performance, well-being and customer satisfaction. There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of positive or strengths-based leadership. It is not the latest fad on strategies, it is grounded i...

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Counting Down to SHRM’s 2019 “State of the Workplace COUNTING DOWN TO SHRM’S 2019 “STATE OF THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 30, 2019

Our theme this year is the “State of the Workplace,” and taking place just days before the President’s State of the Union Address legislative policies affecting America’s workplaces will be squarely on the table. SHRM already has a seat at the table, and we’re bringing ...

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HR Teams Need To Rethink Their Approach To Analytics HR TEAMS NEED TO RETHINK THEIR APPROACH TO ANALYTICS

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Jan 30, 2019

A short-term mindset and entrenched cultural habits are the biggest barriers to collaboration between HR and finance teams according to a new study from Oracle. The study of 1,510 HR, finance and business professionals found that in order to successfully unlock the value from data and help their org...

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Five HR trends to look out for in 2019 FIVE HR TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

In 2018, we witnessed many businesses grapple with ever-changing work environments. The arrival of new legislation, regulatory standards and technologies continue to shake the core of the workplace, altering the nature of work as we know it. One of the main takeaways from 2018 is that work is no lon...

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What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization WHAT DOES THE NEW DELAWARE SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW MEAN FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Jan 30, 2019

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. It officially took effect on Jan. 1, 2019. HB ...

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The Small Business Guide to the 401k Match THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO THE 401K MATCH

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Jan 30, 2019

There’s no denying that when a company offers its employees meaningful benefits, the company is more successful. In fact, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, companies that use benefits as a strategic tool for recruiting and retaining talent enjoy better overall company per...

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How to Recognize Signs of Depression at Work HOW TO RECOGNIZE SIGNS OF DEPRESSION AT WORK

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Jan 30, 2019

As the evolving workplace starts to demand a larger emphasis on mental health, it’s important to stay privy to signs of depression in employees. Spotting symptoms of depression at work can be a challenge. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to recognize employee behaviors that could i...

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Micro-Internships a Powerful Tool for Talent Acquisition MICRO-INTERNSHIPS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR TALENT ACQUISITION

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Jan 30, 2019

Companies of all sizes face massive challenges related to early-career professionals. Companies burn millions on campus recruiting competing at the same schools, see diversity metrics that are unacceptable (with “solutions” often causing more harm than good), and complain that Career Lau...

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How EdGE Networks’ AI Engine Is Helping Us Give HR Managers An Edge HOW EDGE NETWORKS’ AI ENGINE IS HELPING US GIVE HR MANAGERS AN EDGE

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Jan 29, 2019

People are the most valuable resource of any organisation and the mammoth task of recruiting, retaining, and nurturing them has always been the responsibility of the human resource (HR) vertical. Until recently, the people-centric nature of this function was considered a barrier in automating H...

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Could the Gender Wage Gap Increase with the Development of Technology COULD THE GENDER WAGE GAP INCREASE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 29, 2019

Across the globe, we are making progress in closing the gender wage gap. Women have made significant progress in a number of industries, including business, finance, health care, and education. In fact, the annual gender wage gap report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found a reduction in th...

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Why soft skills are rising up the training agenda WHY SOFT SKILLS ARE RISING UP THE TRAINING AGENDA

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Jan 29, 2019

In a future where Artificial Intelligence is predicted to change the face of work as we know it, employers are switching on to the fact that soft skills will become an increasingly important competence for their people. The ‘robots’ may well have the ability to crunch the numbers and aut...

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Agile development training tips to follow in 2019 AGILE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TIPS TO FOLLOW IN 2019

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Jan 29, 2019

Over the years, the concept of data has been altering, indeed it has become a dynamic movie and companies are continuously bringing up new methods of implementation to introduce new things. The usage of self-service analytics is increasing rapidly and the IoT and Cloud have been emerging up with the...

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L&D’s Role in the Future of Work from an HR Perspective L&D’S ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF WORK FROM AN HR PERSPECTIVE

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Jan 29, 2019

We’re in the middle of a talent war as we prepare our workforce for the future of work. How do HR professionals view the future of work and learning & development’s (L&D) role to reskill the workforce? HR Open Source (HROS) is a free global community of practitioners who collabor...

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The Do’s and Don THE DO’S AND DON'TS OF A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE

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Jan 29, 2019

A great team is hard to find and expensive to replace. Money aside, losing top performers affects morale and, worst-case scenario, can prompt a mass exodus, leaving whole departments devoid of senior leadership and perspective. That’s why it’s so important to engage employees in way...

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Why It Is Important for Entrepreneurs to Implement an Effective HR Management Software WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE HR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Jan 28, 2019

In today’s business world, development in Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, Machine Learning, and other branches are the major driving forces. The human resource management has advanced significantly with the process of automation and digitization. Human resource managemen...

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Top 6 Attributes of a Leader for the Digital Era TOP 6 ATTRIBUTES OF A LEADER FOR THE DIGITAL ERA

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Jan 28, 2019

As we transition to the new year, it’s time to change the way we talk about digital transformation.  It’s time we put more actions in place to accelerate transformation.  We’ve exhausted the explanations, the reasons for, and repeatedly discussed why organizations need to...

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Don’t Wait On GDPR Compliance Training DON’T WAIT ON GDPR COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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Jan 28, 2019

With all the hype at the end of 2018 surrounding GDPR, there still seems to be many questions. Many are still unclear on what GDPR actually is, why it is necessary, and how to be GDPR compliant. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is a set of legal guidelines for the collection an...

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How To Use Reports To Help Learners Commit To Training HOW TO USE REPORTS TO HELP LEARNERS COMMIT TO TRAINING

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Jan 28, 2019

For years, training managers have grappled with one tricky question: how to engage and motivate staff in ongoing learning. Because employees, who are committed to training, and embrace habits of continuous Learning and Development, are the kinds of people companies need to remain successful in the 2...

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How to Use Hackathons and Co-working to Engage Employees HOW TO USE HACKATHONS AND CO-WORKING TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES

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Jan 28, 2019

Hackathons are often seen as a tool for creating new software products, but did you realize that they could be used to create a more engaged workforce as well? In today’s show, Ben interviews Toni Eberhart, Executive Director for Urban Engine. In the show, they talk about how things like ...

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How to Ensure Your Organization is Employee-Centric HOW TO ENSURE YOUR ORGANIZATION IS EMPLOYEE-CENTRIC

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Jan 28, 2019

Here’s how I see it: the leadership at an organization can be primarily focused on one of two things, their business or their people. Of course, the business is very important, otherwise how do you make money? But in order for a business to run successfully, your people need to be the priority...

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45 HR Trends and Predictions to Watch Out For in 2019 45 HR TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 27, 2019

The Human Resource industry has gone through massive evolutions over the past decades. And 2019 will be another big year for HR. There will be a renewed focus on employee productivity and well-being, and the rise of AI-driven HR tech will make the HR more agile and efficient. Below are the 2019 HR t...

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How SEO Can Help Attract the Best Talent HOW SEO CAN HELP ATTRACT THE BEST TALENT

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Jan 26, 2019

Do you follow the best SEO practices? If not, you are missing a great opportunity to optimize your job postings and attract top talent! In this blog post, you’ll learn how SEO can help you deliver your job postings right in front of your ideal candidates. Finding a job via a newspaper&rsq...

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How can an HR professional make money from home? HOW CAN AN HR PROFESSIONAL MAKE MONEY FROM HOME?

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Jan 25, 2019

Times have changed and how; millennials are shunning the traditional 9-5 jobs and are carving their own path in every field and industry imaginable. The opportunities that the world of the Internet provides today as only made this transition much simpler. One of the many benefits of being your own b...

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Smart offices or flexible working: what’s best SMART OFFICES OR FLEXIBLE WORKING: WHAT’S BEST

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Jan 25, 2019

Recently I read an article about one of Berlin’s latest smart offices, known as The Cube. This modern office, being built by Austrian real estate company CA Immo, will use sensors connected to a cloud platform to measure factors such as motion, temperature, lighting, humidity, and CO2. The tec...

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Train Leaders to Drive Cultural Change TRAIN LEADERS TO DRIVE CULTURAL CHANGE

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Jan 25, 2019

We create our organizational culture by the actions we take; not the other way around.” Everyone in an organization has an impact on its culture. However, it is the leadership decisions that ultimately drive the culture. “The choices they make cause a ripple effect on employee recru...

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Employees - not just cogs in the machine EMPLOYEES - NOT JUST COGS IN THE MACHINE

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Jan 25, 2019

With the new year already well underway, you should already have a good idea of your plans for the year for your workforce. If you don’t, I highly recommend that you make a start. But, what makes a successful workforce? Of course, you’ll have overarching targets, strategies and...

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How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace HOW TO IMPROVE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 25, 2019

It’s becoming clear that emotional intelligence, or EQ, is becoming more valued at home and at work. The components that make up emotional intelligence things like self-control, perseverance, grit, and empathy have clear benefits to people’s personal lives, but recently the focus has tur...

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How the Workplace is Changing HOW THE WORKPLACE IS CHANGING

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Jan 25, 2019

We’ve seen leaps in technology over the last few decades, shifts in the global economy and industry needs, and a new generation maturing into the workforce and roles of prominence, so it stands to reason that the way people think about and practice our work will begin to change, and it has.&nb...

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Training for flexibility and teamwork TRAINING FOR FLEXIBILITY AND TEAMWORK

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Jan 25, 2019

When the work needs doing, who steps in and gets it done? Now before you say ‘that’s obvious’, or ‘of course or ‘it depends on the job’; just take a step back and look again at the interplay between individuals and approach to tasks within your organisation. Do so...

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Employer Branding. How Companies Draw New Talent EMPLOYER BRANDING. HOW COMPANIES DRAW NEW TALENT

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Jan 25, 2019

When we think of branding, we think of those tactics that are used to attract patrons and customers to a business, product or service. Branding aims at creating loyalty, trust and ensuring growth. But branding also means attracting the right talent to a companies workforce. Enter Employer Brand...

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How to Turn Employees into Employer Brand Ambassadors HOW TO TURN EMPLOYEES INTO EMPLOYER BRAND AMBASSADORS

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Jan 25, 2019

Your best employer brand ambassadors are your employees. They are the most trusted source of truth about how your company works. If you want to tell the story of your company, they are your best storytellers. Learn how to encourage them to share a compelling story about your company and help you rec...

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Changing Human Resources HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IS CHANGING HUMAN RESOURCES

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Jan 24, 2019

One of the most talked about trends in HR and recruiting has been artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence is defined by Wikipedia as “an ideal ‘intelligent’ machine [that] is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its ...

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Training Before Day One: Pre-boarding as a Retention and Engagement Strategy TRAINING BEFORE DAY ONE: PRE-BOARDING AS A RETENTION AND ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Jan 24, 2019

It’s a job candidate’s market, not an employer’s. With the high competition for skilled employees, how can organizations attract candidates who will not only want to work for them but who will hit the ground running once they’re hired? One strategy is pre-boarding. In ou...

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Top 10 Soft Skills for 2019 in the Workplace TOP 10 SOFT SKILLS FOR 2019 IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 24, 2019

How do you determine which business skills your employees should be focusing on this year? As routine jobs become more automated and we move toward a digital-human workforce, people will need to specialize in key soft skills that robots lack. We took a look at the fastest-growing soft skills trendin...

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Why Employee Retention Should be a Top Priority for Small Business WHY EMPLOYEE RETENTION SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 24, 2019

Employee retention (or a lack thereof) is a massive cost for small business owners. Retaining top talent should be a priority as it cuts spending, creates a tight-knit company culture, and builds high performing teams. Before getting to the why, it’s important to understand the how. Retai...