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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Nov 29, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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

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6 Awesome Employee Onboarding Examples 6 AWESOME EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING EXAMPLES

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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Should human resources stay human SHOULD HUMAN RESOURCES STAY HUMAN

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 17, 2019

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

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Empowering Employees in Tomorrow’s Workforce EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES IN TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE

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Nov 15, 2019

As the global economy shifts toward an increasingly digital standard, the preferences and expectations of employees are dramatically changing. In order for organizations to build successful environments for their workers, more progressive strategies must be implemented. With much of the Baby Boomer ...

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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Correctly Classifying Seasonal Employees CORRECTLY CLASSIFYING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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Employee CX Trends: Using Software to Improve Employee Onboarding EMPLOYEE CX TRENDS: USING SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

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Nov 12, 2019

Starting a new employee is always going to be a daunting step, both for the new recruit and for the recruiter. They say the first few weeks are often the toughest because your employees may decide to leave for pastures new. But a good onboarding can prevent all of that. In fact, research on Glassdoo...

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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Controlling Candidate Experience CONTROLLING CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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How to Invest in a Recruiting Chatbot Based on What Your Applicants Want HOW TO INVEST IN A RECRUITING CHATBOT BASED ON WHAT YOUR APPLICANTS WANT

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Nov 06, 2019

Amidst the talk of whether Artificial Intelligence will improve our jobs or take them away, recruiting is one industry where there’s an acknowledgment that the human touch will always be fundamental. In fact, Artificial Intelligence has already changed the way the recruiting industry operates:...

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How Robotic Process Automation Can Transform Your HR Departmen HOW ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION CAN TRANSFORM YOUR HR DEPARTMEN

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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Learning Disability Employment Best Practices LEARNING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT BEST PRACTICES

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 09, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

1. The Talent Shortage

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

blog article

Oct 07, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 02, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 02, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 01, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 01, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 30, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 30, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 27, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 24, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 24, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 23, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 20, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 20, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 17, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 16, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 16, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 16, 2019

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

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The Benefits of Millennial Employees THE BENEFITS OF MILLENNIAL EMPLOYEES

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 12, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 11, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 09, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 06, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 06, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 05, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 02, 2019

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

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

blog article

Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 30, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 27, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 27, 2019

Returning this week to the insights from the Mindshop 2019 business leader report, our third key insight is that business confidence has declined.

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 22, 2019

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

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

blog article

Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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Powering Organizational Success Through Culture POWERING ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS THROUGH CULTURE

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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Creating High-Performance Teams CREATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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Tracking Employee Life Cycle TRACKING EMPLOYEE LIFE CYCLE

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 04, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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The Value of Compassionate Offboarding THE VALUE OF COMPASSIONATE OFFBOARDING

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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4 Key Workplace Safety Tips 4 KEY WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 13, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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PURPOSE OR PASSION? PURPOSE OR PASSION?

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Jul 10, 2019

THE KEY QUESTION IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH

I am sure that there are many interviews in which a candidate, however senior, is asked the question ‘what is your passion?’

It is also impossible to be unaware of Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and how ...

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 10, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 09, 2019

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

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8 Creative Summer Workplace Perks 8 CREATIVE SUMMER WORKPLACE PERKS

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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HR Made Simple HR MADE SIMPLE

blog article

Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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6 Creative Employee Onboarding Ideas 6 CREATIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING IDEAS

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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5 Ways to Recognize and Delight Your Employees 5 WAYS TO RECOGNIZE AND DELIGHT YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Jul 01, 2019

Employees who don’t feel recognized for doing great work are twice as likely to be job hunting and 34% more likely to leave their current company within a year. And it’s easy to understand why — even if you enjoy your job, feeling like no one values your work can be discouraging, t...

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Five Smart Ways to Boost Employee Morale FIVE SMART WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE

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Jul 01, 2019

Smart business executives spend a lot of time worrying about employee morale. They know it has huge ramifications for their company’s growth. Organizations with the highest number of engaged employees are twice as likely to succeed than those with the lowest, according to a Gallup study. One c...

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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Employees’ Rights: What You Can – and Can’t – Legally Ask Your Employees EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS: WHAT YOU CAN – AND CAN’T – LEGALLY ASK YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Jul 01, 2019

No business gets very far without dedicated employees. It’s just a fact. Yeah, it’s important to have a good captain behind the wheel, but without a good crew you’re pretty much sharkbait. This means you’ve got to strike a balance between getting the most out of your employee...

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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How to Assess Candidates in a Job Interview? HOW TO ASSESS CANDIDATES IN A JOB INTERVIEW?

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Jul 01, 2019

Are you sure you are assessing your candidates the best way? Learn the best practice tips and tricks for assessing candidates in a job interview. You’ll also discover 5 questions that can help you assess the performance, responsibility and ownership the candidate has displayed in the past. So,...

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Why onboarding is broken and how HR can fix it WHY ONBOARDING IS BROKEN AND HOW HR CAN FIX IT

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Jun 28, 2019

The processes we use to bring new hires into organisations aren’t working - they’re slow, outdated, inefficient and frustrating. This is the general picture that emerges from a recent study that looks at the current state of employee onboarding within the UK hiring sector. The ‘Wel...

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3 Ways to Pay Your Employees: Hourly, Salary, and Commission 3 WAYS TO PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES: HOURLY, SALARY, AND COMMISSION

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Jun 27, 2019

Sometimes, you decide whether you’ll pay your employees an hourly rate, a salary, or a commission on goods and services sold. Other times, your workers tell you how they would like to be paid. Either way, there are things to know about each pay type before you decide. Consider what makes the m...

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10 Things That Make Up an Ideal Workplace 10 THINGS THAT MAKE UP AN IDEAL WORKPLACE

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Jun 26, 2019

The job market is booming, with unemployment at its lowest level in 49 years. With job seekers faced with more workplace options than they’ve likely experienced in their lifetimes, how can you draw in the right candidates to your business? Glassdoor just released their 2019 Top 50 Top Places t...

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HOW TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE HOW TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 26, 2019

Diversity in the workplace matters. Although organizations have different drivers and methods for improving inclusion, it makes sense that diversity should not simply be a measure of different characteristics such as race, gender, and disability, but also a drive to truly include all. Research by th...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 26, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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New Employee Training: Onboarding Tips for Success NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING: ONBOARDING TIPS FOR SUCCESS

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Jun 25, 2019

Bringing on a new team member can be exciting, but also stressful. It’s sometimes hard to strike the right balance between effective employee training and making sure your business continues to run smoothly during the transition period. In this post, we’ll discuss why employee onboarding...

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Why it WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO SET GOALS FOR WORK

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Jun 25, 2019

Are you wondering why you should set goals for your team? After all, the rest of the company is following higher level business objectives and each team is feeding into them - so why bother? It is vital for companies and for managers to be aware of ways in which they can increase motivation, task en...

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Analysing training needs? Why you shouldn ANALYSING TRAINING NEEDS? WHY YOU SHOULDN'T PANIC

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Jun 25, 2019

An organisation's ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage" Jack Welch. So, you are a Training and Development Manager perhaps new in post and you have quickly discovered that there are gaps in your employees training programmes....

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HR’s Guide to Resume Screening HR’S GUIDE TO RESUME SCREENING

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Jun 25, 2019

Successful resume screening saves HR teams valuable time and resources. With a clear understanding of what makes a good or bad fit, you increase your chances of bringing in high caliber candidates. While it’s exciting to receive a vast pool of applications, it can also be daunting. These seven...

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5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative 5 TIPS FOR KEEPING INTERVIEWS ON TRACK WHEN CANDIDATES ARE VERY TALKATIVE

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the most frequent pain points I hear from hiring managers and interviewers involves dealing with candidates who, frankly, talk too much. It may sound trivial, but this is a widespread problem that can significantly impact your ability to assess candidates effectively. Imagine yourself sitting...

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How to Establish a Great Brand Reputation that Attracts Better Talent HOW TO ESTABLISH A GREAT BRAND REPUTATION THAT ATTRACTS BETTER TALENT

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Jun 24, 2019

When it comes to branding, most businesses are focused on ways to attract their customers and communicate the right message to their audience. A great brand reputation can ensure that people choose your business over competitors and even increase the amount of loyal repeat customers, too. Effective ...

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The Resignation Process: What to Do When Employees Leave THE RESIGNATION PROCESS: WHAT TO DO WHEN EMPLOYEES LEAVE

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Jun 24, 2019

There used to be a time when employers were loyal to employees and employees were loyal to employers. After 40 or more years with the same company, an employee would retire with a generous pension plan. Even if the employee’s job changed due to opportunities for promotion or career advancement...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

blog article

Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 23, 2019

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

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1-On-1s For Engaged Employees: How Good Managers Run Them 1-ON-1S FOR ENGAGED EMPLOYEES: HOW GOOD MANAGERS RUN THEM

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Jun 21, 2019

Have you heard of 1-on-1s, but not sure how your managers should run them? Or perhaps you're finding it difficult to articulate the value they can add to the performance management process or the individual relationships they have with their teams? Look no further! We’ve outlined how the b...

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4 Tips to Ensure Employees Work Remotely Successfully 4 TIPS TO ENSURE EMPLOYEES WORK REMOTELY SUCCESSFULLY

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Jun 20, 2019

Working from a coffee shop or home office used to be a novelty, but working remotely is now becoming the norm. As of 2019, 66% of companies allow remote work and 16% are fully remote. Hiring managers predict that within the next few years, 38% of their employees will spend most of their time working...

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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Ethics in the workplace: an introduction ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE: AN INTRODUCTION

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Jun 18, 2019

Ethics is an increasingly critical talking point in the modern world. So is it time we placed greater importance on these conversations within our businesses? Introducing his upcoming nine-part series on ethics in the workplace, Luke Andreski sets the scene for why a robust moral code and set of val...

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The Changing State of Hiring for HR THE CHANGING STATE OF HIRING FOR HR

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Jun 18, 2019

With the rise of technology in the HR space, hiring today looks vastly different than it did 10 years ago — or even three. Complicating this is an incredibly robust labor market. With unemployment at its lowest level in five decades, hiring has become even more challenging and organizations ar...

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Key Q3 Dates for Human Resources KEY Q3 DATES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

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Jun 18, 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year and now we’re headed into the second half of 2019. With the start of Q3, departments across the company will be working hard to put the pieces in place to reach their end of year goals. In HR,...

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Do you know your wage and hour law basics? DO YOU KNOW YOUR WAGE AND HOUR LAW BASICS?

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Jun 17, 2019

Any HR professional can tell you that there is no shortage of laws and regulations governing day-to-day HR functions. The combination of local, state, and federal laws impacting HR make for a complex web that people could and do spend years studying and parsing out. Before delving too deeply into th...

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Why Payroll is an Important Element of Company Culture? WHY PAYROLL IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF COMPANY CULTURE?

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Jun 17, 2019

Payroll teams are key contributors to positive company culture. Without a good payroll team on their side, businesses face the threat of a bad reputation, minimal employee engagement and high employee turnover. While business leaders agree that company culture is essential to running a modern busine...

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How to Combat Common HR Compliance Issues Small Businesses Face? HOW TO COMBAT COMMON HR COMPLIANCE ISSUES SMALL BUSINESSES FACE?

blog article

Jun 17, 2019

Discover four most common HR compliance issues small businesses face - and learn how to effectively deal with them! Check out these pro tips to and learn how to keep your small business on the right side of the law. Human resources plays a huge role in shaping your small business. HR functions help ...

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 16, 2019

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

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Employee Development: New Approaches To Investing In Employees EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT: NEW APPROACHES TO INVESTING IN EMPLOYEES

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Jun 14, 2019

Richard Branson famously said that customers come second and employees first. And it’s certainly true that looking after employees can bring wider benefits to both the company and its clients. Happy, engaged employees tend to be more loyal and productive as well as providing superior customer ...

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Owning your onboarding strategy: why you need a holistic approach OWNING YOUR ONBOARDING STRATEGY: WHY YOU NEED A HOLISTIC APPROACH

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Jun 13, 2019

As an employee, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than starting the first day at a new job. It’s wrought with anxiety. Will your fellow colleagues like you? Will you get a clear sense of your role and responsibilities? Will you align with the company’s culture and values? How doe...

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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7 Tips for Efficient Learning 7 TIPS FOR EFFICIENT LEARNING

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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How AI Can Transform Recruiting HOW AI CAN TRANSFORM RECRUITING

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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Employee Engagement & The IKEA Effect EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & THE IKEA EFFECT

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Jun 11, 2019

The IKEA Effect is a cognitive bias that describes a fascinating human behavior. The effect was first identified and described in the Journal of Consumer Psychology by Michael Norton, Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely in their article, The IKEA effect: When labor leads to love. The basic premise is that...

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6 Ways to Make Entry-Level Employees Feel Valued in the Workplace 6 WAYS TO MAKE ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYEES FEEL VALUED IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 11, 2019

When it comes to building a great team, finding top talent is only half the battle. Retaining that talent, whether it’s your entry-level employees or senior management, is extremely important, as high employee turnover is costly and disruptive to other team members. In addition to offering com...

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Taking a Talent Optimization Approach to Hiring TAKING A TALENT OPTIMIZATION APPROACH TO HIRING

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Jun 11, 2019

As an HR professional, you play a critical role in optimizing talent in your organization and this begins with making the right hires. According to The Predictive Index’s 2019 CEO Benchmarking Report, employee-related costs constitute 55 percent of the average company’s total costs. Peop...

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 09, 2019

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

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

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Jun 09, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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The Value Of Women In The Workplace THE VALUE OF WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jun 07, 2019

Today, there are more women in business and running companies than ever before. From 2007 to 2018, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 58% while all other businesses grew by just 12%. During the same period, total employment by women-owned companies climbed 21% while the rest of compan...

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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4 Hot Topics in HR 4 HOT TOPICS IN HR

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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