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How to Develop a Company Culture when Remote Working HOW TO DEVELOP A COMPANY CULTURE WHEN REMOTE WORKING

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Aug 12, 2020

In the past, managers and leadership teams may have been reluctant to allow so many of their employees to work from home on an almost permanent basis. However, with Covid-19 we’ve had little choice in the matter.And, you know what?Employees adapted, productivity didn’t fall off a cliff a...

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Commuting during Covid-19 and Beyond COMMUTING DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND

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Aug 12, 2020

If your business is essential, or you’ve started to reopen your physical workplace since government guidelines changed, you and your employees may have discussed or considered alternative routes to work to stay safe and avoid public transport.As transport secretary Grant Shapps announced plans...

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How to Deal with Employee Burnout in Your Business HOW TO DEAL WITH EMPLOYEE BURNOUT IN YOUR BUSINESS

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Aug 12, 2020

The term 'burnout' has been around for a while now, but we're starting to see and hear more about employees 'burning out' in recent years.The World Health Organisation are now officially recognising employee burnout as a major health risk, but in the past, burnout symptoms have o...

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Rethinking the Professional Services Organization Post-2020 RETHINKING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION POST-2020

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Aug 11, 2020

In 2020 professional services organizations (PSOs) are profoundly experiencing at least three different and substantial disruptions to their business, and often several secondary ones as well. It was the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year that led to lockdowns around the globe that have curtailed...

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Employee Engagement: The ROI of Measuring the Post-Hire Employee Lifecycle EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: THE ROI OF MEASURING THE POST-HIRE EMPLOYEE LIFECYCLE

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Aug 11, 2020

The COVID-19 workplace brings more reasons to consider the high costs of disengagement and how data can help your employees thrive.COVID-19 has added significant new pressures on the workforce. Safety and quarantine measures necessitated by the pandemic bring extra burdens (not to mention fears) on ...

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The Journey to Integrating Android App Bundles THE JOURNEY TO INTEGRATING ANDROID APP BUNDLES

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Aug 11, 2020

Throughout the past four years, our app journey has evolved, adapted and accelerated in sync with today’s growing mobile ecosystem and innovations. In 2016, our Native Mobile Architecture team introduced new architecture goals and designs for our eBay app. About two years ago, Google shared ne...

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Three Essential Tips for Virtual Recruiting THREE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR VIRTUAL RECRUITING

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Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 has shifted the recruiting conversation from one of the tightest job markets in history to the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Recruiters are caught in the middle, challenged by vetting and interviewing a large pool of quality candidates—remotely due to social di...

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10 Essential Remote Working Tips 10 ESSENTIAL REMOTE WORKING TIPS

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Aug 11, 2020

Remote work can be an unexplored territory for many people. If you’re new to remote work, make sure you’re well-equipped with the right tips and tools in place. We dive into 10 essential remote working tips.

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What is an Employee Referral Program? Why Companies Need to Embrace Them WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM? WHY COMPANIES NEED TO EMBRACE THEM

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Aug 10, 2020

Hiring the right people has always been fundamental to the success of every business. Today, getting qualified and dedicated workers on board is more complicated than ever. In the age of remote working, new hires need additional skills. That means things like knowing how to do video conferencing or ...

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5 Hacks to Avoid Virtual Meeting Fatigue 5 HACKS TO AVOID VIRTUAL MEETING FATIGUE

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Aug 10, 2020

With the requirement for many of us to work from home it seems that life as we know it has morphed into one long, never-ending Zoom-Skype-WebEx-Hangout-Meet video fest. During the last few months I’ve attended great virtual meetings and, unfortunately, quite a few that, well to be honest, suck...

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5 Hacks to Avoid Virtual Meeting Fatigue (#2 is my favorite) 5 HACKS TO AVOID VIRTUAL MEETING FATIGUE (#2 IS MY FAVORITE)

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Aug 10, 2020

With the requirement for many of us to work from home it seems that life as we know it has morphed into one long, never-ending Zoom-Skype-WebEx-Hangout-Meet video fest. During the last few months I’ve attended great virtual meetings and, unfortunately, quite a few that, well to be honest, suck...

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Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe NOTES FROM THE TRADING DESK – EUROPE

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Aug 10, 2020

Franklin Templeton’s Notes from the Trading Desk offer a weekly overview of what our professional traders and analysts are watching in the markets. The European desk is manned by eight professionals based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with an average of 15 years of experience whose job it is to moni...

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It IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO INVEST IN OCR, EVEN IF YOUR PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED

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Aug 10, 2020

Whether due to market pressures, new safety protocols, or workforce availability challenges, many organizations are facing delayed capital projects as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Others are simply worried about their projects still being able to deliver shareholder value once they come online...

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Why do people put data at risk? Exploring the psychology behind your data breaches WHY DO PEOPLE PUT DATA AT RISK? EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND YOUR DATA BREACHES

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Aug 07, 2020

Even with all of the changes in technology over the years, understanding human behaviour is still key to controlling data breaches within your organisation. Mistakes can happen in any situation, so risks will always be present – especially as humans are prone to acting unpredictably at the bes...

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Horticultural lighting for sustainable food production HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION

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Aug 07, 2020

Significant changes in sustainable agriculture need to be made as our population rises and puts pressure on global food security. In fact, the global food system accounts for about one quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, consumes the majority of all freshwater, and is the leading ...

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Employee Financial Wellness Programs: Miracle Drug? EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS: MIRACLE DRUG?

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Aug 07, 2020

This seems to be a common question HR managers and company executives hear these days, especially during a global pandemic where many are struggling financially. Interest in these programs is growing. Employers are increasingly aware that employees are struggling financially and need help beyond wha...

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Dining in The Time of COVID-19: Safe Service With a Smile, Brings Loyalty in Abundance! DINING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: SAFE SERVICE WITH A SMILE, BRINGS LOYALTY IN ABUNDANCE!

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Aug 07, 2020

Food … from catching, growing and harvesting it, to preparing, serving and enjoying it … from hook and farm, to table and fork; each and all transcend cultures the world over. Whether it’s the intimacy of a home cooked meal or a celebration at your favorite restaurant, eating is ...

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Terapeak Research 2.0 - Making the Data Processing Pipeline Robust TERAPEAK RESEARCH 2.0 - MAKING THE DATA PROCESSING PIPELINE ROBUST

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Aug 06, 2020

Earlier this year in our Seller Hub, we added a new feature called Terapeak Product Research to help eBay sellers determine how to best price item listings, optimize their shipping policy and view sell-through rate and trends. Keyword search is one of the most important elements powering the Terapea...

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How to Build an Employee Recognition Program HOW TO BUILD AN EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

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Aug 06, 2020

Think back to the last sports movie you watched. You can probably recall several times when the coach took the time to recognize an athlete or the entire team. As a result, the athletes continued pushing their hardest and achieving their goals. No good coach fails to recognize their athletes. How de...

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COVID Highlights Value of Virtual Benefits Fairs COVID HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF VIRTUAL BENEFITS FAIRS

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Aug 06, 2020

Low engagement, low budget or both, 2020 might be the year to try hosting a virtual experience.If you’ve struggled to engage employees in the benefits and programs your organization provides, you’re not alone. Even during annual enrollment season—when benefits should be top-of-mind...

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Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CAN IMPROVE IT

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Aug 06, 2020

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage. Over the past few months, I’ve shared with you a few article...

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – AND EVEN MORE DURING THE PANDEMIC: CHUNKERS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – AND EVEN MORE DURING THE PANDEMIC: CHUNKERS

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Aug 06, 2020

Over the past two years, when I’ve asked business, digital and IT executives what critical skill or talent they most sorely lack, I’ve gotten an unexpected response: It’s what several called “chunkers.” Not only has the pandemic increased the need for chunkers; it also ...

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Quick Thoughts: Active Investors Wake Up Before a Revolution QUICK THOUGHTS: ACTIVE INVESTORS WAKE UP BEFORE A REVOLUTION

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Aug 06, 2020

The world is waking up the 4th Industrial Revolution, with the impact of COVID-19 accelerating many changes already underway, says our Head of Equities, Stephen Dover. He opines on how underlying fundamental disruptions in our economy can present opportunities for active investors. Remember the stor...

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Family violence spiked during COVID-19: What role do employers play? FAMILY VIOLENCE SPIKED DURING COVID-19: WHAT ROLE DO EMPLOYERS PLAY?

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Aug 06, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s family violence statistics had been described as a “national shame” with 1 in 4 women experiencing physical violence since the age of 15.[1] The story is no better in New Zealand, which has one of the highest rates of sexual and domest...

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HR Strategies for Adapting to a Post-Pandemic World of Work HR STRATEGIES FOR ADAPTING TO A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD OF WORK

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Aug 05, 2020

COVID-19 has permanently impacted the global workforce. While every business, industry, and region is at a different stage of “re-opening,” one constant for everybody is that the world of work will never be the same.New work-from-home norms. A heightened importance of support and safety ...

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21 Ways to Switch Up Your Remote Work Routine 21 WAYS TO SWITCH UP YOUR REMOTE WORK ROUTINE

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Aug 05, 2020

Working from home seems to be a new normal for people across the world. While working from home can be a fantastic opportunity, it can also be incredibly isolating and challenging—especially if you're used to going into the office. Buffer's 2020 State of Remote Work revealed that commu...

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The State of Workplace Empathy is Vital, but Stalled THE STATE OF WORKPLACE EMPATHY IS VITAL, BUT STALLED

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Aug 04, 2020

A global pandemic. Economic uncertainty. A growing social justice movement seeking accountability for long-standing systemic inequality. An upcoming election. These are all powerful changes taking place this year.Our health and well-being are contending with these forces and the unprecedented change...

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Summaries of Recent CUPA-HR Letters and Other Advocacy Efforts SUMMARIES OF RECENT CUPA-HR LETTERS AND OTHER ADVOCACY EFFORTS

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Aug 04, 2020

Over the last few weeks, the American Council on Education (ACE), with the support of CUPA-HR and other higher education organizations, sent letters to Congress and federal agencies regarding policies impacting institutions of higher education as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list...

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Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider WORKING FROM HOME VERSION 2.0: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

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Aug 04, 2020

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened. In fact, many organizations are telling empl...

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THIS IS NOT A TEST —THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE THIS IS NOT A TEST —THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE

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Aug 04, 2020

Your organization is suddenly waking up to a new reality about the future of work. A fully remote workforce is no longer some distant abstraction—it is happening here, right now.The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and activated critical elements of your HR strategies.Before the pandemic, som...

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HEALTH AND RETIREMENT REMAIN TOP BENEFITS FOR BOOMERS TO GEN Z HEALTH AND RETIREMENT REMAIN TOP BENEFITS FOR BOOMERS TO GEN Z

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Aug 04, 2020

You’ve no doubt seen dozens of articles claiming to find clear distinctions between baby boomers, millennials, Generation X and Generation Z when it comes to traits like family values, work expectations and buying habits. With all these differences, you could easily assume each group has drast...

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12 tips for managing your calendar like a pro 12 TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR CALENDAR LIKE A PRO

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Aug 03, 2020

Calendar management isn’t always as simple as filling in your appointments and making sure there are no overlaps. It’s also helpful to use certain tips and tricks to keep that calendar running smoothly, especially if you’re trying to juggle many aspects of your life and you know so...

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Outer Spaces: Building Company Culture for Remote Workers OUTER SPACES: BUILDING COMPANY CULTURE FOR REMOTE WORKERS

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Aug 02, 2020

Your organization might not have a single remote employee to its name, but it’s likely that will change sooner than you think. Year after year, the remote workforce is increasing its share of the working population, and we need to be building company culture to support them.In the recently rel...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQ: What it means for employers CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME FAQ: WHAT IT MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS

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Aug 01, 2020

Editor’s note: This article was first published on 17 April 2020 and is being updated regularly. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was the lifeline that many employers had been hoping for when it was announced in March 2020. Since that time, the government has evolved the scheme and ...

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Five Ways HR Can Drive Greater Business Value FIVE WAYS HR CAN DRIVE GREATER BUSINESS VALUE

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Jul 31, 2020

If there is one organisational function that is under enormous pressure today to catapult itself into tomorrow, it’s HR. The seismic impact of the pandemic on the profession has (once and for all) necessitated a digital transformation in HR - a rude awakening for any HR team that was hoping to...

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Why Leadership Is Your Key Asset For Budgeting WHY LEADERSHIP IS YOUR KEY ASSET FOR BUDGETING

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Jul 30, 2020

For education leaders today, inequity and lack of access are in the spotlight and budgets are under the microscope. You’re working under financial strain while adding new line items for reopening in a pandemic. There’s pressure to deliver the most balanced budget possible, and one your c...

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Is your life insurance tax deductible? IS YOUR LIFE INSURANCE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

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Jul 30, 2020

As you get ready for another tax season, make sure to look at your life insurance. It can affect your tax return. The main reason for buying life insurance is to have financial protection in case of death. In addition to that, your life insurance also has tax benefits. But how do you know which tax ...

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SIX STEPS TO SELECTING YOUR NEXT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SIX STEPS TO SELECTING YOUR NEXT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 30, 2020

Learning used to be available and consumable in one major flavor - as in-person classroom instructor-led training (ILT). Today, ILT is one of a growing number of learning styles organizations offer their employees, including: virtual instructor-led training (VILT), on-demand learning, social learnin...

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Long-Term Remote Work: 3 Adjustments for HR to Consider LONG-TERM REMOTE WORK: 3 ADJUSTMENTS FOR HR TO CONSIDER

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Jul 29, 2020

The global health pandemic has reshaped where, how and when we do our work. Many employers are beginning to accept that remote work is not just a temporary work arrangement, but a long-term solution for employees whose job function can be completed outside a traditional office setting.

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Privacy Shield update from Egress PRIVACY SHIELD UPDATE FROM EGRESS

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Jul 28, 2020

You will no doubt have seen that the European Court of Justice recently issued its judgement in the Schrems II case and held that the EU/US Privacy Shield programme was invalid.The Privacy Shield is one of the mechanisms that can be used by businesses to protect transfers of personal data from the E...

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A stretch assignment leads to career growth A STRETCH ASSIGNMENT LEADS TO CAREER GROWTH

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Jul 27, 2020

Bartosz Kostrzewski is someone who doesn’t like to sit still. From his start as an intern to his most recent roles this has been a defining fact and strong motivator for him. Initially, he had a job in Market Intelligence. A job he was good at and was comfortable doing. And for him, that becam...

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How to Build a Data-Driven Culture in HR? HOW TO BUILD A DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE IN HR?

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Jul 24, 2020

“Digital transformation” is a phrase we are all familiar with. Practically every organisation is going through their own - and if they were slow to move before the pandemic, they’ve certainly been thrown in the deep end of digital now. Central to confronting digital transformation,...

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Making your project the project of choice–for workers MAKING YOUR PROJECT THE PROJECT OF CHOICE–FOR WORKERS

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Jul 23, 2020

There are reams of publications, estimating guides, reference materials, and internal and external benchmarking data regarding items that negatively impact productivity, whether it be site complexity, working at height, adverse weather conditions, and site congestion, to name a few. But, what about ...

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The ultimate guide to working remotely THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WORKING REMOTELY

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Jul 22, 2020

Working remotely is nothing new for the modern workplace, with prominent companies like Basecamp, Upworthy, Buffer, Mozilla, and Zapier building full-scale, long-term operations on remote-only teams, proving it to be a successful structure for innovative companies. So how can you make working remote...

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A Mid-Year Check-In: 2020 HR Industry Trends and Insights A MID-YEAR CHECK-IN: 2020 HR INDUSTRY TRENDS AND INSIGHTS

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Jul 22, 2020

A lot has happened in 2020! It’s in the nature of HR to change and adapt to the current events that impact our employees. So, what are HR professionals thinking about? What are the top HR trends in 2020? How have things changed since the global pandemic started? We conducted an industry study ...

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25+ Excellent Employee Appreciation Ideas Your Staff Will Love 25+ EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION IDEAS YOUR STAFF WILL LOVE

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Jul 21, 2020

At Bonusly, you’ll never find us without a good staff appreciation idea. After all, recognition-rich cultures have been proven to improve engagement, reduce turnover, and even increase productivity. We've assembled a list of staff appreciation ideas so you can get started on your own team....

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CORNERSTONE CARES SPOTLIGHT: HOW BUSINESSES USED LEARNING MATERIALS TO COPE DURING A CRISIS CORNERSTONE CARES SPOTLIGHT: HOW BUSINESSES USED LEARNING MATERIALS TO COPE DURING A CRISIS

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Jul 21, 2020

Across industries, the COVID-19 pandemic shook business operations significantly, creating the need for many organizations to switch to remote work almost instantly. This sudden transition required new forms of communication and collaboration, not to mention security considerations, platform and sys...

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3 WAYS THE PANDEMIC COULD CHANGE OUR WORKPLACES FOR THE BETTER 3 WAYS THE PANDEMIC COULD CHANGE OUR WORKPLACES FOR THE BETTER

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Jul 21, 2020

It’s been a challenging time, but it has shed a clear light on things that need to change. The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to reject former routines and adopt new, socially distant ones. Protests that erupted worldwide following the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, ...

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HR’s silver lining in a game-changing year HR’S SILVER LINING IN A GAME-CHANGING YEAR

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Jul 20, 2020

The HR function has evolved over recent decades; its evolution reflects changes in business operations and shifts in the dynamics between employers and employees. Today, due to COVID-19, the role of HR has undergone its most dramatic reinvention yet – but for the better. HR personnel have, for...

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REPLACING HANDSHAKES WITH VIRTUAL WAVES: ONBOARDING IN A REMOTE ENVIRONMENT REPLACING HANDSHAKES WITH VIRTUAL WAVES: ONBOARDING IN A REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

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Jul 16, 2020

If you’re like me, you have recently started your first job or internship from your childhood home due to COVID-19. Weeks before starting my internship as the world began shutting down, I realized I had to endure a daunting task — navigating a remote workplace.My entire life, I had been ...

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How contact tracing connects to your workforce management strategy HOW CONTACT TRACING CONNECTS TO YOUR WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Jul 16, 2020

The continuing battle with COVID-19 has forced HR and business leaders to adopt a whole new vocabulary when it comes to their operational strategy. Things like social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and remote work have all become daily if not hourly points of conversation for many ...

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How key person insurance can help your business HOW KEY PERSON INSURANCE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS

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Jul 15, 2020

So, you want to protect your business today while making sure you plan for retirement and maybe even leave a legacy. But what happens if your plans get interrupted and you can’t continue running your business because of a health issue? Running a successful business means dealing with tough iss...

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Company’s DEI Training is Successful 5 WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR COMPANY’S DEI TRAINING IS SUCCESSFUL

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Jul 14, 2020

Given the current state of social unrest, organizational leaders are being forced to acknowledge the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. DEI initiatives are critical to building a strong, innovative workforce where employees feel engaged in and supported to do thei...

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Lessons of the Past: Connection and Hope LESSONS OF THE PAST: CONNECTION AND HOPE

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Jul 14, 2020

As an educational leader, you’re working hard to establish at-home learning and anticipate the new normal. But there are some things you don’t need to figure out on your own. Educators who worked through crises such as the Sandy Hook school shooting, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and the fire...

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What to Do When You WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF WORK

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Jul 13, 2020

Unfortunately, losing your job never comes at a good time. The sudden loss of income and change in routine can be catastrophic to many people. Not knowing what to do or where to turn is common among those who just recently lost their job. Understanding your options will give you a leg up on the comp...

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How HR self-service tools can save time for employers HOW HR SELF-SERVICE TOOLS CAN SAVE TIME FOR EMPLOYERS

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Jul 11, 2020

As an employer managing HR tasks or someone working as an HR professional, it’s likely that your duties can often be quite a challenge. There are many everyday tasks you must fulfil, from inputting new starter information to dealing with holiday requests and entering performance data. No doubt...

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Comparing reference checking technology to using a reference checking service COMPARING REFERENCE CHECKING TECHNOLOGY TO USING A REFERENCE CHECKING SERVICE

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Jul 01, 2020

Your organization is looking for strong candidates to meet challenging positions. Like any functional engine, candidate search and recruitment efforts require many moving parts. Optimizing and securing the outcome of your attempts is critical. Because of this, many hiring organizations utilize the c...

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5 Critical Employee Engagement Metrics To Measure During COVID-19 5 CRITICAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT METRICS TO MEASURE DURING COVID-19

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Jun 30, 2020

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt by businesses around the world. Leaders are expected to navigate a broad range of interrelated issues that compound, rather than replace, the challenges they already confronted in keeping their employees safe, healthy, and productive. To grow and pe...

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How to plan for retirement as a small business owner HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

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Jun 26, 2020

If you’re a business owner, you’re probably focused on the day-to-day tasks with your business.  You may not be thinking about retirement – even if it’s a few years away. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. More than three quarters of small business owners don&rsqu...

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10 Things COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Employee Surveys 10 THINGS COVID-19 HAS TAUGHT US ABOUT EMPLOYEE SURVEYS

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Jun 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on our daily lives. We live, work, and interact with each other very differently than we did just a few short weeks ago. And it’s fair to say that COVID-19 will have lasting impacts on our personal and professional lives in the future. Exactly wh...

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Coaching for Schools: Leading key worker teams COACHING FOR SCHOOLS: LEADING KEY WORKER TEAMS

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Jun 20, 2020

As a CSR initiative to support our community in these challenging times, Lane4 have been delivering ‘pro bono’ leadership development to an often-overlooked group of key workers: school leadership teams. The pressure and demands they face are incredibly high right now. Managing the anxie...

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Coaching for Schools: Finding purpose while on furlough COACHING FOR SCHOOLS: FINDING PURPOSE WHILE ON FURLOUGH

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Jun 20, 2020

As a CSR initiative in these challenging times, Lane4 have been delivering ‘pro bono’ leadership development to an often overlooked group of key workers: school leadership teams. The pressure and demands on school leaders are incredibly high right now. Managing the anxieties of pupils, p...

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4 steps to a growth mindset for teams 4 STEPS TO A GROWTH MINDSET FOR TEAMS

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Jun 20, 2020

Having a growth mindset is a fundamental tool to navigating the pandemic. As organisations go through changes to how they operate including potentially letting employees go and restructuring, teams and individuals will need a growth mindset to settle into their new roles. For the sectors where COVID...

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COVID-19 will not come to an end this week and neither should mental health awareness COVID-19 WILL NOT COME TO AN END THIS WEEK AND NEITHER SHOULD MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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Jun 20, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, I remember planning the activities for the week ahead vividly. I play an active role in Lane4's mental health awareness team (Mind4) and can remember being clustered together in one of the many Olympic themed meetings rooms at Lane4 (it was actually Tokyo 2...

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5 Traits That Make Your HR Business Partner Great! 5 TRAITS THAT MAKE YOUR HR BUSINESS PARTNER GREAT!

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Jun 17, 2020

I use to think the title ‘HR Partner’ was played out and it probably was for a time. There was a point a few years ago when every HR Pro had to change their title from HR Manager, HR Director, etc., to HR Partner. It always made me feel like we were all apart of a bad cowboy movie, &lsqu...

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Reimagining the Post-2020 Employee Experience REIMAGINING THE POST-2020 EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Jun 17, 2020

We currently find ourselves living in rather suddenly altered times. The way we work has dramatically transformed, and all of us have now lived through some form major personal and professional disruption. Even what we must collectively prioritize in our work has shifted dramatically in many cases a...

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Employee mobility post-lockdown – what do Global Mobility managers need to be aware of? EMPLOYEE MOBILITY POST-LOCKDOWN – WHAT DO GLOBAL MOBILITY MANAGERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF?

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Jun 17, 2020

In recent weeks, many countries have begun the process of relaxing the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. There has been an increase in business activity in many locations and a tentative opening of borders, thereby allowing people to enter countries once again. In the hope that we will not see f...

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Breath & Body Work as Anti-Racism Practice BREATH & BODY WORK AS ANTI-RACISM PRACTICE

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Jun 12, 2020

In reflecting on the power of breath work and body work as anti-racism practice, Living Cities staff member Lethy Liriano said, “I think that bringing meditation to white institutional cultures is a great step towards humanizing work spaces (which are microcosms of our society). Connecting to ...

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For recent grads, a new guide for navigating the world of work FOR RECENT GRADS, A NEW GUIDE FOR NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF WORK

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Jun 12, 2020

The job market is daunting right now, especially for those who are new to it. To help recent grads and summer interns navigate this moment and prepare for the next normal, our publishing team has collected our best thinking on thriving in the workplace into a single guide.“We had never done th...

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Virtual events are a great alternative to face-to-face events. And with Thoughtexchange, they scale darn well. VIRTUAL EVENTS ARE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO FACE-TO-FACE EVENTS. AND WITH THOUGHTEXCHANGE, THEY SCALE DARN WELL.

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Jun 12, 2020

As of writing this, the Arnold Fitness Expo has been canceled. (A bummer for us meatheads.) So has Google I/O, Facebook F8, SXSW, and the Microsoft MVP Global Summit. (A bummer for us geeks.) Amid health concerns and major conventions closing up shop, it’s not a good time to be an eager confer...

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test blog nw TEST BLOG NW

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Jun 08, 2020

Organisations are dynamic with a changing operational environment. Keeping software or IT platforms in-synch and constantly updated is a challenge. From RAD (Rapid Application Development) tools in the “90s” software development has come a long way. Software development methodologies hav...

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The Single Biggest Factor in Finding Your Dream Job! THE SINGLE BIGGEST FACTOR IN FINDING YOUR DREAM JOB!

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Jun 04, 2020

I’ve been given the opportunity to speak to a number of high school and college graduating seniors. The one common question from both groups, I get frequently, is “how can I get my dream job?” It’s a simple question, with about one million possible answers. Which makes it a t...

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How to handle salary reviews for mobile employees HOW TO HANDLE SALARY REVIEWS FOR MOBILE EMPLOYEES

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Jun 02, 2020

As individuals and companies across the world start to feel the economic strain of the Covid-19 pandemic, many organisations are having to look at salary freezes as a way to save costs. However, this is often far from straightforward for mobile employees and there are many points to consider when ad...

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Bridge the Gap Between Raw Data and Insights with Chasma Analytics BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN RAW DATA AND INSIGHTS WITH CHASMA ANALYTICS

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Jun 01, 2020

Data is not just data anymore; it is the fundamental currency of the digital world. Companies mine their data in search of vital insights into their business. In the past few years, data has grown at a rapid pace, amassing ever-larger volumes. Yet the toughest challenge in handling data is not compi...

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Refocus on teamwork and collaboration to engage employees REFOCUS ON TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES

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Jun 01, 2020

In the midst of the current pandemic have come problems and challenges in our workplaces that none of us have ever faced. We need to get creative about how to keep our businesses going in spite of these challenges. New ideas and novel approaches will help us take care of our customers and get work d...

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How COVID-19 Escalates the Need for Behavioral Insights HOW COVID-19 ESCALATES THE NEED FOR BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS

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May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has both reinforced and accelerated underlying shifts in recruiting demand that we detected nearly two years ago. Even before the onset of the crisis, forward-thinking consumer packaged goods companies (CPG) rekindled interest in building their behavioral insights teams –...

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HIPAA at home: keeping ePHI safe while working remotely HIPAA AT HOME: KEEPING EPHI SAFE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

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May 27, 2020

In recent weeks, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that it will exercise discretion when it comes to enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Penalties will not be imposed on businesses for 'good faith uses and disclosu...

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#SuddenlyRemote: 3 Pivots You Need To Make For Better Remote Meetings #SUDDENLYREMOTE: 3 PIVOTS YOU NEED TO MAKE FOR BETTER REMOTE MEETINGS

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May 27, 2020

These days it feels like we’ve been thrust into a virtual world. While we’re all comfortable with personal communication through our smartphones and laptops (maybe a little too comfortable), many people are finding themselves confined to fully digital communication for the first time in ...

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Why building your people’s skills virtually matters now more than ever WHY BUILDING YOUR PEOPLE’S SKILLS VIRTUALLY MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER

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May 27, 2020

Getting a transformation right under normal business conditions is hard to do. In fact, according to our research, about 70 percent of transformations fail. But right now it’s perhaps even harder—and more critical—than ever.In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, leaders are being a...

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Manulife offers employees a MANULIFE OFFERS EMPLOYEES A 'THANK YOU DAY' IN 2020, ADDS FIVE PERSONAL DAYS IN 2021

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May 26, 2020

Manulife and John Hancock have more than 35,000 employees to whom they will offer a “thank you day” on Friday June 19 to recognize all the work they have done to serve customers, make decisions simpler and help them. people to live better. In addition, in order to promote well-being and ...

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Four steps for recognizing remote workers FOUR STEPS FOR RECOGNIZING REMOTE WORKERS

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May 20, 2020

As many companies adjust to working remotely, there is an overwhelming need for employees to be recognized and engaged on an ongoing basis. No matter where they are, they want to be connected to their leaders and each other, and they want to work for managers who appreciate them. With just a few sim...

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The State of the CPG Job Market During the COVID-19 Crisis THE STATE OF THE CPG JOB MARKET DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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May 11, 2020

Many people are asking us about the state of the CPG job market during the COVID-19 crisis. The short answer: the consumer packaged sector is stable and essential. Many of our clients remain full steam ahead on hiring select candidates for key positions. They realize the importance of getting ahead ...

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7 Steps to Data-Driven Learning Strategy 7 STEPS TO DATA-DRIVEN LEARNING STRATEGY

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May 11, 2020

Seven out of ten times, the first budget to be cut when budget freezes happen is the L&D budget. It's not because companies don't value learning. It's because they lack enough evidence to support the request.Of course, your smile sheets can help you make a better argument, but they a...

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Manulife Investment Management overview MANULIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

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May 07, 2020

As part of its transformation to make it the most digital and customer-oriented global company in our industry, Manulife today announced the consolidation of its wealth management and assets for institutional and personal clients and related to pension plans under a single new brand: Manulife Invest...

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Best Practices in HR Technology for 2020 and Beyond BEST PRACTICES IN HR TECHNOLOGY FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

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May 04, 2020

The year 2020 is here and so the new changes in the workplace. With technology becoming advanced, new trends are hitting up the market, and adaption to those has become mandatory to stay competitive. Well, changes in the working method of human resources are not new for hiring professionals instead ...

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Covid-19, Difficult Truths and the Urgency of Closing Racial Gaps COVID-19, DIFFICULT TRUTHS AND THE URGENCY OF CLOSING RACIAL GAPS

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Apr 30, 2020

In less than two months, COVID19 has forced America to look at an honest picture of itself that it has been avoiding for a long time. It isn’t pretty. We are witnessing the costs of building a society where a large part of the population experiences extreme financial instability, housing insec...

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How HR Tech Trends Will Impact the Industry in 2020 HOW HR TECH TRENDS WILL IMPACT THE INDUSTRY IN 2020

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Apr 28, 2020

The human resources field has gone through a lot of rapid changes in the last decade and still adapting many of it. There have been ample changes in what used to be a norm. From manual processes to programmatic advertising. Technologies have brought many changes using automation and AI. And we are t...

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HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN ATTRACT GREAT PEOPLE AT WORK HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN ATTRACT GREAT PEOPLE AT WORK

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Apr 28, 2020

No matter if it’s small or big, every business needs great talent to make the company rise higher on the success ladder. Searching the right candidate — someone with the right qualities and who fits in the budget is a quite challenging task for employers. Particularly, small businesses f...

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How AI technology is influencing talent trends in 2020 HOW AI TECHNOLOGY IS INFLUENCING TALENT TRENDS IN 2020

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Apr 23, 2020

A quote that describes the role of recruiters says, “Human resources is not just a profession. It is an extremely important thing that runs businesses.” Moreover, it is the first thing to build a strong workplace which means a powerful and profitable business.And what stands as obstacles...

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How HR best practices can transform your workplace in 2020 HOW HR BEST PRACTICES CAN TRANSFORM YOUR WORKPLACE IN 2020

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Apr 22, 2020

Human resource best practices has drastically changed in the last decade and it has been observed that somehow they affect the organizations in many ways. As a result of this, nowadays, creating programs that improve the quality of work environment, organizing activities to nurture talent anddevelop...

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Top 5 Workplace Injuries TOP 5 WORKPLACE INJURIES

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Apr 21, 2020

Unfortunately, workplace injuries occur every day, costing employees and employers valuable time and money. Lost time injuries can harm employees, as well as employers. Employees may experience long term health issues and lose the ability to earn a living. Employers may experience significant financ...

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Tips And Strategies To Shorten New Hire Time-To-Productivity With Employee Onboarding Training TIPS AND STRATEGIES TO SHORTEN NEW HIRE TIME-TO-PRODUCTIVITY WITH EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING TRAINING

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Apr 20, 2020

The success of any staffing initiative lies not just in finding and hiring the right talent but also in how quickly new hires become productive. And the lynchpin to effective time-to-productivity is the employee onboarding training that each new hire receives. In fact, the speed at which new inducte...

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Why Workplace Disability Inclusion Matters Now More Than Ever WHY WORKPLACE DISABILITY INCLUSION MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER

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Apr 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a profound shift in workplaces across the United States and the world. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is suddenly out the window. Instead, much of the American workforce has had to get creative and find new ways of working. In the language...

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CORONAVIRUS: GOVERNMENT WAGE SUBSIDIES AND TAX RELIEF FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES CORONAVIRUS: GOVERNMENT WAGE SUBSIDIES AND TAX RELIEF FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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Apr 20, 2020

As Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are impacted by Coronavirus, many are turning to CPAs for advice as they navigate through these complex and fast-changing business conditions. Below are some suggestions from CPAs across the province to help SMEs understand government wage subsidies and tax rel...

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Pensions, auto-enrolment and furloughing – an HR director’s guide PENSIONS, AUTO-ENROLMENT AND FURLOUGHING – AN HR DIRECTOR’S GUIDE

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Apr 16, 2020

How should pensions and auto-enrolment be dealt with for furloughed employees? Off the back of recent guidance from The Pensions Regulator, we tackle some of key areas of confusion for HR professionals. The Pensions Regulator has emphasised it will continue to take its usual proportionate and risk-b...

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Managing Remote Employees: 5 Actionable Tips MANAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES: 5 ACTIONABLE TIPS

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Apr 16, 2020

If you want to manage your remote team successfully, you need to understand the remote work challenges and learn how to successfully tackle them. Discover 5 actionable tips and tricks for managing and supporting your remote employees! As cases of Covid-19 multiply around the globe, both small compan...

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How HR has changed more in the last 20 days than in 20 years HOW HR HAS CHANGED MORE IN THE LAST 20 DAYS THAN IN 20 YEARS

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Apr 15, 2020

HR is arguably having to manage more change to strategically support businesses in the last 20 days than they have done in the last 20 years. Will these shifting practices become the new normal? The CIPD recently launched its look back on changes for HR in health and absence in the workplace in the ...

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The Importance Of Competency-Based Learning In Employee Skills Development THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING IN EMPLOYEE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 14, 2020

The term "competency" was first defined in 1973 by the American psychologist David McClelland to indicate the human factors that define "competence." A competency is "each personal characteristic which—usually combined with others—allows the effective execution o...

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HR Leadership in Times of Workforce Crisis HR LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF WORKFORCE CRISIS

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Apr 13, 2020

The ongoing impact and disruption that Covoid-19 has bought with it, is unprecedented in our times. Whilst boards and chief executives seek to stabilise the ships of their respective company operations, as global share prices fall and entire employee bases shift to increasingly remote ways of workin...

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How to support your staff during the covid-19 pandemic HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Apr 10, 2020

Companies all over the world are rallying around their employees as their entire workforce has been working from home due to COVID-19. Organizations that have not thought of the possibility of 100% remote working, are also finding it adjustable and running all operations smoothly in the lockdown per...

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Performance management: how to get the best from your team PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TEAM

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Apr 08, 2020

Performance is about more than technical skills – teamwork, engagement and leadership have as much, if not more, influence on business outcomes. Saving managers time in the process of managing their team by automating basic tasks and helping them become better coaches has enabled one company w...

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Communication platforms that help employees get ahead – and stay there COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS THAT HELP EMPLOYEES GET AHEAD – AND STAY THERE

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Apr 07, 2020

During a pandemic, leaders will need to be even more proactive in building trust with their teams and giving people autonomy to conduct their work in the way they see fit. And one tool that can’t be emphasized enough is a well-designed communication platform. By giving employees a communicatio...

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Leading virtually – practical steps for times of crisis LEADING VIRTUALLY – PRACTICAL STEPS FOR TIMES OF CRISIS

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Apr 07, 2020

One of the many challenges we’re facing in the current climate is leadership. How can leaders – many of whom are leading remotely for the first time – be effective while running a virtual team? The good news is that there is wealth of advice to learn from. Read our guide to find ou...

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What A Company Needs To Provide Employees For Effective Remote Work WHAT A COMPANY NEEDS TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES FOR EFFECTIVE REMOTE WORK

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Apr 07, 2020

As a small business owner, I am thinking a lot about what companies can and must provide to employees who are working remotely full time. Obsidian Learning has had flexible work hours including the option to work from home (WFH) for years. But mandatory, full-time WFH for all employees and contracto...

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Design Tips For More Interactive Employee Onboarding DESIGN TIPS FOR MORE INTERACTIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

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Apr 07, 2020

While User Experience (UX) design for employee onboarding has lagged a bit behind best practices for web design, innovative learning designers have picked up on a few tricks. To be effective, the learning experience needs to excite and engage employees. Much of that can be accomplished through caref...

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HR – A Vital Player in Business Continuity Planning and Execution HR – A VITAL PLAYER IN BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING AND EXECUTION

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Apr 06, 2020

I marvel at just how many areas of business we as HR professionals influence. I am awed by the sheer number of challenges we take on in our profession, and how every company is unique in the ways they apply their people processes to align with their culture. Best practices abound, but no one method ...

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10 Innovative Talent Acquisition Strategies For Small Businesses 10 INNOVATIVE TALENT ACQUISITION STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 03, 2020

Small businesses often have to compete against bigger companies who can offer candidates better benefits and higher compensation. This means that small businesses have to innovate in order to compete. Whether it’s company culture, diversity, or purpose, it’s imperative to find something ...

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Post Coronavirus Recovery: 8 Best Workplace Practices To Follow. POST CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY: 8 BEST WORKPLACE PRACTICES TO FOLLOW.

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Apr 02, 2020

The onslaught of Coronavirus has proven to be a massive blow to the economies of the world. This killer virus has been on the loose since December 2019, affecting nearly thousands of people around the globe. The novel Coronavirus had its first outbreak in Wuhan, China. The number of casualties is in...

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How to work effectively from home during the Coronavirus outbreak HOW TO WORK EFFECTIVELY FROM HOME DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Apr 02, 2020

Working from home is not similar for everyone. Certainly, there are situations when you have to deal with the distractions and get work done on time. Whether the work from home access given to you is because of the Coronavirus outbreak or some other time, there are obstacles that you have to conquer...

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Working from home & maintaining human connections WORKING FROM HOME & MAINTAINING HUMAN CONNECTIONS

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Apr 02, 2020

Before COVID-19 hit, of the 32.6 million people in the UK labour market, only around 8.7 million workers reported that they sometimes work from home, constituting a little more than 25% of the workforce (Office of National Statistics). This literally changed overnight, when the UK government announc...

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Stress-busting support strategies for the neurologically diverse remote worker STRESS-BUSTING SUPPORT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEUROLOGICALLY DIVERSE REMOTE WORKER

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Apr 02, 2020

As HR professionals with a duty of care to all employees, we understand the importance of factoring in the neurological differences of our colleagues when working towards an inclusive and supportive culture. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of people including the neurom...

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How to be a persuasive communicator while working remotely HOW TO BE A PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATOR WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

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Apr 01, 2020

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the US and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles.With the quick shift to working from home, business leaders, lawyers and sales and marketing teams are navigatin...

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WHY HR DIGITISATION SHOULD BE A BUSINESS PRIORITY WHY HR DIGITISATION SHOULD BE A BUSINESS PRIORITY

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Mar 31, 2020

Digitisation is affecting business functions across the board, from finance to sales and marketing – and increasingly HR, which has a lot to gain from taking greater advantage of data and analytics. While in the global media we see stories of automation and job losses making headlines, widespr...

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Adapting employee engagement in a crisis ADAPTING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN A CRISIS

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Mar 31, 2020

Challenging times call for business agility and adaptability – something many organisations are demonstrating extremely well in the current crisis. Adapting employee engagement approaches to cater for our newly distributed and remote workforces is key to business continuity as we face ongoing ...

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4D leadership: a sustainable way to lead through Covid-19? 4D LEADERSHIP: A SUSTAINABLE WAY TO LEAD THROUGH COVID-19?

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Mar 31, 2020

A certain type of leadership is required to get us through the troubling times that lay ahead in a sustainable way. But is HR ready to adopt this different approach? Humanity is in the middle of a crisis. There are five waves that will hit every country in the world and the challenge from COVID-19 i...

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How HR can support Business Continuity in Current Uncertain Times with Coronavirus (Covid-19) HOW HR CAN SUPPORT BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN CURRENT UNCERTAIN TIMES WITH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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Mar 30, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak has everyone from communities, to Governments, healthcare organisations to business leaders coming together to implement changes that will slow down the spread of the virus. The resounding impact to the way of life & work for millions around the globe, has been seismic with...

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Why empathy is a critical skill for your organisation WHY EMPATHY IS A CRITICAL SKILL FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

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Mar 30, 2020

Empathy is an underrated skill in a workplace context – and a lack of empathy can be actively damaging for business. How, therefore, can we cultivate a culture of empathy and reap the benefits this brings? We hear so much about belonging at work, but how can we help make our workplaces more ac...

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How Does Gamification In Training Help Your Employees? HOW DOES GAMIFICATION IN TRAINING HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES?

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Mar 30, 2020

Most relationships lose their spark after a while, and the relationship between your employees and training is no exception. If you need your employees to approach training with renewed enthusiasm, gamification might fit the bill. How Can Gamification Help In Employee Training? Do you notice looks o...

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8 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic 8 TIPS FOR MANAGING A REMOTE WORKFORCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Mar 30, 2020

Managing a distributed or remote workforce comes with its fair share of challenges—from onboarding to compliance to engaging employees virtually. Plus, the sudden onset of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) forced many companies to adopt work from home policies before they were ready. Whethe...

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

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Mar 27, 2020

The IRS estimates 40 percent of small and medium-sized U.S. companies end up paying a payroll penalty every year. Most of these penalties are due to filing errors or not depositing withholdings on time. This isn’t shocking since calculating payroll is no simple task. When you’re juggling...

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5 Essential Tips for Working Remotely 5 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR WORKING REMOTELY

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Mar 26, 2020

Some people are work-from-home champions. For them, working from home means fewer distractions, more flexibility, and greater productivity. They have the perfect home-office setup, they stick to a careful routine, and they crank out high-quality work day in and day out. But not everyone falls into t...

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Communication, Empathy and Business Continuity -- Keeping the Human in Human Resources COMMUNICATION, EMPATHY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY -- KEEPING THE HUMAN IN HUMAN RESOURCES

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Mar 26, 2020

We are clearly entering a new era. Coronavirus and infection are changing the way we live. Most of us are working from home, often alongside our children, who are remote learning from home. This new situation has no endpoint we don’t know how long this will exist and we are finding new ways to...

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Employee experience: the power of intrinsic human motivation at work EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: THE POWER OF INTRINSIC HUMAN MOTIVATION AT WORK

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Mar 26, 2020

External motivators like bonuses and salary increases have traditionally been used to incentivise employees to perform better, but what if the real secret to energising your team lies elsewhere? It’s time to think again about our HR practices to unlock the intrinsic motivation that lies inside...

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The AI workplace: how to balance employee trust and data security THE AI WORKPLACE: HOW TO BALANCE EMPLOYEE TRUST AND DATA SECURITY

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Mar 25, 2020

Technology – and in particular artificial intelligence (AI) – are completely revolutionising the way we work and offer the potential for improvements, but they have to be used mindfully and concerns about data security and employee trust must be addressed. Barclays recently reversed its ...

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10 Mobile Learning Trends To Adopt In 2020 To Drive Employee Performance And Behavioral Change 10 MOBILE LEARNING TRENDS TO ADOPT IN 2020 TO DRIVE EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE

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Mar 23, 2020

If you want to increase employee performance or drive behavioral change plus achieve a high ROI on your training spend, read on! In this article, I share 10 mobile learning trends for 2020 with tips for each that will help you maximize their impact. Discover What Mobile Learning Trends You Should Ad...

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24 HR Metrics that can Make a Difference in Your Business Today 24 HR METRICS THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS TODAY

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Mar 23, 2020

How do you quantify the costs and impact of employee programs and HR processes? By using Human Resource metrics. Employing human resource metrics in your business is a great way to measure the progress of your HR actions. It can uncover your business’ strengths as well as its vulnerabilities g...

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How to help employees take care of their own wellbeing during a crisis HOW TO HELP EMPLOYEES TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN WELLBEING DURING A CRISIS

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Mar 20, 2020

News about the coronavirus is on every news channel and media communication every day. We see a daily tally of countries affected and fatalities incurred. As a result, your employees will probably have a heightened awareness of the outbreak and the risks that they may be exposed to during their trav...

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APPLYING LEAN PRINCIPLES BEYOND THE WORKPLACE APPLYING LEAN PRINCIPLES BEYOND THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 20, 2020

Lean relates to reducing waste of any form in any industry. For the logistics industry, that’s the waste of materials and products, order processing, and employee time as well as loss of sales throughout the supply chain, but is there a way to apply lean principles to your home life? We promis...

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7 Employee Listening Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 7 EMPLOYEE LISTENING STRATEGIES FOR A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BY THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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Mar 20, 2020

Our clients are worried. Their employees are worried. Our friends, families, and neighbors are worried. It’s frightening, and it’s tough. In fact, I just noticed that “Coronavirus” is now a recognized word in my spell-check dictionary. Will life ever be normal again? Of cours...

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What does employee engagement look like in these challenging times? WHAT DOES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT LOOK LIKE IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES?

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Mar 19, 2020

Employee engagement may not be your top focus as a people professional right now, but adopting a few simple approaches to keep employees feeling valued, motivated and cared for will make all the difference in these uncertain times. Over the last few weeks we’ve all faced unprecedented challeng...

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How to Secure and Manage a More Remote Workforce HOW TO SECURE AND MANAGE A MORE REMOTE WORKFORCE

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Mar 18, 2020

With COVID-19 seemingly dominating literally every facet of media, remote working is very much on the corporate agenda at the moment. But while many organizations already have it as part of their standard office culture, it is by no means a ubiquitous option. Although it simply isn’t practical...

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How talent assessments can help to build an ethical corporate culture HOW TALENT ASSESSMENTS CAN HELP TO BUILD AN ETHICAL CORPORATE CULTURE

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Mar 18, 2020

There are 128 companies in the world recognised for exemplifying corporate citizenship and standards of integrity, according to Etisphere. Those on the most ethical list include Capgemini, T-Mobile, Hasbro, LinkedIn and Visa, based on elements like leadership, reputation, culture, corporate citizens...

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5 tips for HR: Employee communications during coronavirus outbreak 5 TIPS FOR HR: EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Mar 17, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic is a historical event likely to reshape the future of work in both subtle and overt ways. HR leaders have a critical role in creating empathetic, open communication to address employee experience and prevent a drop in morale. For many workers, telework is new territory a...

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Quantum Computing: Will It Actually Produce Jobs? QUANTUM COMPUTING: WILL IT ACTUALLY PRODUCE JOBS?

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Mar 17, 2020

If you’re interested in tech, you’ve likely heard about the race to develop quantum computers. These systems compute via “qubits,” which exist not only as ones and zeros (as you find in traditional processors) but also in an in-between state known as “superposition.&rdq...

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What are the secrets to HR Technology Success? WHAT ARE THE SECRETS TO HR TECHNOLOGY SUCCESS?

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Mar 16, 2020

It is no new development that technology with its gems of change and improvement is affecting every possible work sphere, however big or small. The same cannot be overlooked in the Human Resource Department too. Human resource leaders have greatly benefited from this and have added an extra responsi...

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How HR can protect employees’ mental health during times of crisis HOW HR CAN PROTECT EMPLOYEES’ MENTAL HEALTH DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

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Mar 16, 2020

While there is a growing awareness of mental health issues in the Hong Kong workplace, there remains much more to do. Stress and burnout have long been acknowledged as two of the most common mental ailments, but awareness of the damaging impact of the so-called ugly sisters of anxiety and depression...

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Three key HR and hiring trends for 2020 THREE KEY HR AND HIRING TRENDS FOR 2020

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Mar 15, 2020

In such a dynamic, competitive market, finding the right candidate with the desired skills and cultural values will emerge as a key challenge for all recruiters. As the technology landscape continues to transform, it is causing business realities to shift and new operating models to emerge. On one h...

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5 HR Tech Startups That Are Leveraging AI For Recruitment 5 HR TECH STARTUPS THAT ARE LEVERAGING AI FOR RECRUITMENT

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Mar 15, 2020

Technology is one sector that is constantly evolving and finds purpose in every thinkable domain. There is an upward graph for number of innovative technologies and the number of industries adopting the technology. This decade’s most happening topic in the tech industry is the emergence of Art...

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The Budget 2020: what HR professionals need to know THE BUDGET 2020: WHAT HR PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 12, 2020

With coronavirus recently being officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), this is an issue at the forefront of most people’s minds right now. While the UK has yet to implement widespread social isolation measures (at the time of writing), the government did set out...

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Company Culture: 4 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience COMPANY CULTURE: 4 WAYS TO IMPROVE THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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Mar 11, 2020

Millennials and Gen Z workers have become the majority in many companies and professions, outnumbering Generation X’s smaller cohort and the fast-retiring Baby Boomer workforce. Employees from previous generations primarily desired good pay and job stability, but younger workers also want more...

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How To Design An Effective Employee Onboarding Experience With An LXP HOW TO DESIGN AN EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE WITH AN LXP

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Mar 10, 2020

Successful onboarding is the key to getting new employees off to the right start. Get it right and your investment in talent pays off. Get it wrong and you risk losing people you just hired. An LXP can enhance the onboarding experience of new employees, but you need to make sure you use it effective...

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HR compliance: what does it mean for your business HR COMPLIANCE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Mar 10, 2020

On its surface, compliance doesn’t seem like an issue that should require much evangelizing. After all, no reputable organization sets out to violate regulations, ignore established best practices, or otherwise put itself in harm’s way. Even so, human resources compliance can take some s...

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Aligning Employee Learning with Organizational Strategy ALIGNING EMPLOYEE LEARNING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY

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Mar 10, 2020

Few chief learning officers (CLOs) disagree they have a mandate to ensure that learning initiatives align with organizational strategy. A great deal of research exists about how to align the two. However, what does it look like for employees to connect their learning and development with an actual o...

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Top 6 Employer Branding Statistics for 2020 TOP 6 EMPLOYER BRANDING STATISTICS FOR 2020

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Mar 09, 2020

These 6 employer branding stats will impact how you hire whether you’re ready or not. How important is employer branding in 2020? As the Talent Board’s recent study has found, “the number one recruiting focus for 2020 will be employer branding.” Employer branding is a popular...

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What is Total Quality Management (TQM) and the Impact of HR Management on It WHAT IS TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) AND THE IMPACT OF HR MANAGEMENT ON IT

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Mar 09, 2020

From employees to customers - why total quality management in HR isn’t what it looks like, the role played by HRM and 5 simple TQM implementation steps. What can a healthcare provider, an artisan instrument maker and a management institute have in common? Try tangible returns on their Total Qu...

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Awareness: propelling women into leadership roles AWARENESS: PROPELLING WOMEN INTO LEADERSHIP ROLES

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Mar 06, 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on the 8th March, celebrates women in every aspect of their lives, from the schoolyard to the boardroom, and encourages everyone worldwide to recognise the powerful impact women have on communities and businesses. This year’s theme for IWD, #E...

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What Is Change Management? 7 Reasons To Launch A Change Management Online Training Program WHAT IS CHANGE MANAGEMENT? 7 REASONS TO LAUNCH A CHANGE MANAGEMENT ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM

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Mar 05, 2020

How Your Organization Can Profit From Change Management Online Training. What is change management in an organization? Human beings tend to avoid change. It makes us feel uncomfortable, mainly because we are unsure of what’s on the other side. However, organizations must constantly evolve and ...

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What employers need to know about coronavirus WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

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Mar 03, 2020

Any medical outbreak is a cause for concern across the HR industry, and current public worries about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, certainly fit that bill. With so much uncertainty about the virus and its spread, it’s important for employers to have a consistent and implementable st...

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5 tips to Improve Company Culture 5 TIPS TO IMPROVE COMPANY CULTURE

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Mar 03, 2020

An organization’s company culture is something that every employee looks at. People look for a positive, healthy work environment to come to work every day. Initially, an organization should understand their values and what they want their culture to be; the image they want to share of themsel...

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From Compliance to Engagement: How HR Tech Can Unite Your Multi-State Workforce FROM COMPLIANCE TO ENGAGEMENT: HOW HR TECH CAN UNITE YOUR MULTI-STATE WORKFORCE

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Mar 02, 2020

In today’s competitive job market, more and more companies are hiring remote employees to help fill high-demand roles and tap into new markets. While this arrangement is usually a win-win for employees looking for a new job and employers looking to connect with top talent, remote work opens th...

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13 employee development tactics every manager can take advantage of today 13 EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT TACTICS EVERY MANAGER CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TODAY

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Mar 02, 2020

Employee development is widely recognized as an essential tool for any organization’s successful growth, productivity and ability to retain its best employees. The challenge is being sure your managers and supervisors are doing employee development on a consistent basis. As business guru Zig Z...

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Competency-Based Learning: 5 Steps To Assess Employee Skills Development COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING: 5 STEPS TO ASSESS EMPLOYEE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 02, 2020

In this article, we’ll provide you with a road map to effectively gauge your employees’ professional growth and discuss the most effective means of doing so. As you’ve heard throughout this series on competency-based learning, one of the most useful aspects of CBL is that there are...

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating A Workforce Development Strategy For Under-Performers 5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN CREATING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR UNDER-PERFORMERS

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Mar 01, 2020

In some spaces, underperformers are quickly dismissed, but there may be value in them yet. How can you improve their corporate abilities, and what online training errors should you dodge? Creating A Workforce Development Strategy: What To Avoid. Some disciplinarians use the shaming technique to teac...

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How Corporate Coworking is Changing Office Culture HOW CORPORATE COWORKING IS CHANGING OFFICE CULTURE

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Feb 27, 2020

The days of sterile workplaces and cubicles are long gone and many experts believe centralized offices aren’t far behind. With brands like WeWork, Industrious, and The Wing popping up offices around the world, corporate co-working is becoming an ever-growing norm. In fact, according to the lat...

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The socially responsible business: using technology ethically THE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS: USING TECHNOLOGY ETHICALLY

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Feb 27, 2020

In the race to keep pace with – or get ahead – of their competitors, organisations’ use of technology is accelerating rapidly. A recent survey found that 44% of businesses plan to increase their technology spending in 2020. Consumers, on the other hand, are growing more wary of &ls...

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Benefits of SEO in Your HR Team BENEFITS OF SEO IN YOUR HR TEAM

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Feb 27, 2020

Your HR team can get great results with on a budget using SEO, and this is because it is a cost-effective strategy as far as advertising is concerned. Firstly, SEO targets the company’s adverts to people actually seeking jobs and searching through Google as well as other search engines. Second...

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Does Diversity and Inclusion Training Work? DOES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING WORK?

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Feb 26, 2020

A few years ago, when I used to work in real estate finance and development, my colleagues and clients oftentimes thought I was either anorexic or an alcoholic. Because I keep kosher, I have a pretty restrictive diet. In order to be able to meet with anyone, wherever they may want, I would often sit...

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How Employee Advocacy helps you attract and recruit top talent HOW EMPLOYEE ADVOCACY HELPS YOU ATTRACT AND RECRUIT TOP TALENT

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Feb 26, 2020

Did you know that the people already employed at your workplace can prove to be the best instrument to streamline your hiring needs? No marketing effort can be as successful as a happy employee bearing the flag for your company. Through them, you can reach the best talent available in the market whi...

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Employee Skills Assessment Testing For Effective Skills Training Programs EMPLOYEE SKILLS ASSESSMENT TESTING FOR EFFECTIVE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Feb 26, 2020

From off-the-shelf industry-standard skills assessments to custom scenario-based testing, this article will help you understand when to choose which type of assessment for the most effective skills and competency-based training programs. Let’s take a moment to clarify the relationship between ...

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

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Feb 24, 2020

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

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

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Feb 23, 2020

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

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

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Feb 21, 2020

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

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

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Feb 19, 2020

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

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

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Feb 19, 2020

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

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

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Feb 19, 2020

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

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How to Bolster Employee Confidence HOW TO BOLSTER EMPLOYEE CONFIDENCE

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Feb 18, 2020

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

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

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Feb 18, 2020

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

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

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Feb 17, 2020

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

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

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Feb 17, 2020

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

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

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Feb 14, 2020

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

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

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Feb 13, 2020

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

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

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Feb 12, 2020

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

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Adopting a talent optimization strategy ADOPTING A TALENT OPTIMIZATION STRATEGY

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Feb 12, 2020

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

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

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Feb 12, 2020

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

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

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Feb 11, 2020

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

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

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Feb 11, 2020

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

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

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Feb 11, 2020

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

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

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Feb 10, 2020

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

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

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Feb 10, 2020

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

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

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Feb 10, 2020

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

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

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Feb 06, 2020

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

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

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Feb 06, 2020

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

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

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Feb 06, 2020

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

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

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Feb 06, 2020

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

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

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Feb 05, 2020

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

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

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Feb 04, 2020

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

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

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Feb 03, 2020

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

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

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Feb 03, 2020

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

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

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Feb 02, 2020

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

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LOWE LOWE'S USES REVERSE LOGISTICS TO SAVE NATURAL RESOURCES

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Feb 01, 2020

Lowe’s Reverse Logistics team has made notable strides in its sustainability efforts. In the past six months, the team has been able to centralize the return of core pallets and recyclable wood. The wood travels from more than 1,000 store locations to regional distribution centers utilizing ex...

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ARE AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN CEOS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG? ARE AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN CEOS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG?

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Jan 31, 2020

The Executive Search discipline is increasingly international. If you need proof, we just need to look at the ethnic make up of Australia’s top CEOs. Almost 50% of the top 50 are foreign-born. Of those, 13 are from either the United Kingdom or the United States which is hardly surprising, but ...

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

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Jan 31, 2020

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

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

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Jan 30, 2020

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

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

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Jan 29, 2020

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

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

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Jan 29, 2020

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

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

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Jan 28, 2020

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

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

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Jan 27, 2020

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

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

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Jan 27, 2020

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

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

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Jan 26, 2020

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

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 22, 2020

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

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

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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Jan 20, 2020

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

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

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Jan 20, 2020

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

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

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Jan 17, 2020

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

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – A VITAL COMPONENT OF YOUR CPA CERTIFICATION PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – A VITAL COMPONENT OF YOUR CPA CERTIFICATION

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Jan 14, 2020

CPA Ontario students must gain practical experience and report their practical experience competency development using the Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT) over the course of obtaining their CPA designation. Explore these requirements, as well as other key details about the practical exper...

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

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Jan 14, 2020

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

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

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Jan 14, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 10, 2020

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

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

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Jan 09, 2020

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

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

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Jan 03, 2020

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

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

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Jan 03, 2020

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

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

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Jan 02, 2020

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

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

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Jan 02, 2020

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

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How HRTech will change everything HOW HRTECH WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING

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Jan 02, 2020

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

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

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Jan 01, 2020

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

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

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Jan 01, 2020

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

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

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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Dec 30, 2019

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

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

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Dec 27, 2019

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

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

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Dec 26, 2019

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

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

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Dec 26, 2019

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

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

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Dec 25, 2019

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

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

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Dec 24, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 22, 2019

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

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

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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Annual appraisals foster workplace discrimination ANNUAL APPRAISALS FOSTER WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Dec 15, 2019

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

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 08, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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Testimonial: Driving Leadership and Engagement Success with Sara Gomez, Chief Peple Officer, Greensill TESTIMONIAL: DRIVING LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT SUCCESS WITH SARA GOMEZ, CHIEF PEPLE OFFICER, GREENSILL

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Dec 05, 2019

Reading about employee engagement and leadership programmes and their place in a successful organisation is all well and good, but hearing about how they work in practice is usually much more valuable. It’s only by learning about the tangible results these programmes deliver that you can reall...

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Nov 29, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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Should human resources stay human SHOULD HUMAN RESOURCES STAY HUMAN

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 17, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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Correctly Classifying Seasonal Employees CORRECTLY CLASSIFYING SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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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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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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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 makes t...

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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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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