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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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2019 benefits audit 2019 BENEFITS AUDIT

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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The 411 on FSA Reimbursements THE 411 ON FSA REIMBURSEMENTS

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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Employee Performance Review Questions EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE REVIEW QUESTIONS

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 09, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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6 Payroll Improvement Ideas 6 PAYROLL IMPROVEMENT IDEAS

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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Empowering Employees Amid Transforming Workplaces EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES AMID TRANSFORMING WORKPLACES

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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Positive Leadership POSITIVE LEADERSHIP

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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How the Workplace is Changing HOW THE WORKPLACE IS CHANGING

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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Training for flexibility and teamwork TRAINING FOR FLEXIBILITY AND TEAMWORK

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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Your 2019 HR Calendar: Tax Deadlines, National Holidays, and More YOUR 2019 HR CALENDAR: TAX DEADLINES, NATIONAL HOLIDAYS, AND MORE

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Jan 24, 2019

There are many dates small and midsize business owners need to keep in mind throughout the year to properly report their business operations to the federal government. But the litany of tasks can be inundating if not confusing. In case you find yourself asking: When are quarterly filings due to...

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10 Surprising Ways to Improve Daily Workflow 10 SURPRISING WAYS TO IMPROVE DAILY WORKFLOW

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Jan 24, 2019

Businesses and organizations are challenged daily to do more, plan more, and accomplish more tasks. Psychologists spend hours studying ways to improve daily workflow, and some of what they’ve found is surprising. Think you need to toughen up and force your eyes open all day and night? Thi...

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HR’s Guide to the Form W-2 HR’S GUIDE TO THE FORM W-2

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Jan 24, 2019

If you’ve been in HR for any number of years, you know year-end payroll can be a challenge. Much of that is due to the the Form W-2, formally known as the IRS Wage and Tax Statement. Don't scratch your head just yet. This guide breaks down everything you and your employees need to know to ...

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What Are The Keys for Efficient Staff Scheduling WHAT ARE THE KEYS FOR EFFICIENT STAFF SCHEDULING

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Jan 24, 2019

Business size is irrelevant when creating an employee schedule, but even if you have a small work force, creating a schedule that truly works for everyone can be a nightmare. Your employee’s personal life is a key factor when whipping up a schedule - maybe they’re in high school and can ...

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New Year Resolutions: Recruitment in 2019 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: RECRUITMENT IN 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

For many HR leaders and internal hiring teams, 2018 was a year which was defined by technological transformation, legislative challenges and, of course, huge uncertainly in the face of Brexit. However, against a backdrop of such unprecedented change, HR functions have been working behind the scenes ...

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All Employees Can Be Recruiters ALL EMPLOYEES CAN BE RECRUITERS

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Jan 23, 2019

Here at Greenhouse, we’re pretty passionate about recruiting. So much so, in fact, that we built an entire company dedicated to it! But not everyone geeks out about recruiting as much as we do, and that’s fine. No matter what products you’re creating or problems your company is sol...

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The Resume is Dead THE RESUME IS DEAD' AND OTHER RECRUITING MYTHS

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Jan 23, 2019

Recruiting in this market is tough. If you’re like most businesses today, sustained record-low unemployment has made it hard to find, hire, and keep good people on board. Even in this so-called “candidate’s market,” finding a job is no walk in the park either. There isn&rsquo...

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25 Employee Experience thought leaders to follow on Twitter 25 EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE THOUGHT LEADERS TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER

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Jan 23, 2019

Successful companies understand that the key to winning customers starts with their employees. In fact, searches for employee experience have risen by 270% in the last 5 years, as companies continue to invest in the employee experience. With the rise of social media, it’s easier than ever...

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20 US Cities With the Highest Salaries 20 US CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST SALARIES

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Jan 23, 2019

Ever been curious about the US cities with the highest salaries? Perhaps unsurprisingly, salaries range widely from location to location, making one’s home address arguably more important than one’s qualified skillset in terms of earnings potential. The national average salary, calc...

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5 Types of Wage Garnishments 5 TYPES OF WAGE GARNISHMENTS

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Jan 22, 2019

Government agencies and court orders can require employers to garnish an employee’s wages to collect unpaid debts or financial responsibility. Federal and state tax agencies will impose a levy on an employee’s wages for outstanding tax balances. There are five types of wage garnishments ...

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How To Use Microlearning To Train Your Multi-Generational Workforce HOW TO USE MICROLEARNING TO TRAIN YOUR MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

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Jan 22, 2019

L&D teams face the challenge of training a multi-generational workforce with 4-5 distinct profiles. In this article, I outline how the microlearning-based approach can provide a unique mode to address the common aspects as well as personalized learning. In 2019, more than ever before, L&...

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7 Best Practices For Engaging Remote Workers In Your Corporate Compliance Training 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR ENGAGING REMOTE WORKERS IN YOUR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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Jan 22, 2019

Employees who aren’t based on-site or in an office present a new challenge when it comes to learner engagement. With the UK government’s new scheme ‘Flexible Working Task Force’, remote and flexible working are both likely to increase over the coming year. So how can you...

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7 Fun Ways to Engage and Motivate Retail Employees 7 FUN WAYS TO ENGAGE AND MOTIVATE RETAIL EMPLOYEES

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Jan 22, 2019

When it comes to the retail industry, your frontline workers literally can make or break the business. These workers are the ones that have the most direct contact with the customers, and they have the best chance of converting a prospective customer into a paying customer. It makes perfect sen...

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Career Planning: The Employee CAREER PLANNING: THE EMPLOYEE'S ROLE IN DRIVING THEIR OWN SUCCESS

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Jan 21, 2019

In the first part of this series on career planning, we talked about the role organizations play in developing employees. Organizations, specifically managers, have to create the foundation for career planning success. But that doesn't mean the company should assume all the responsibility. ...

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Why resilience is a top leadership skill for 2019 WHY RESILIENCE IS A TOP LEADERSHIP SKILL FOR 2019

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Jan 21, 2019

What challenges lie ahead for leaders in 2019? Plenty. In our VUCA world, leadership can feel like an endurance event. Battling against constant change and dealing with depleting resources. Competing for skilled employees and then doing what you can to try and keep them. All the time trying to do mo...

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How Employee Engagement Improves Productivity at the Workplace HOW EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY AT THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 20, 2019

Employees are the driving force for any SME or a multi-national conglomerate. Hence, it is imperative for organizations to have a workforce which is active, motivated and driven to ensure they meet their targets. Overtime, all businesses face the issues of their staff getting disinterested with thei...

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4 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent: Social Recruiting 4 TIPS ON HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT: SOCIAL RECRUITING

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Jan 20, 2019

Social media is changing our lives. It has become our source news, recommendations, and even business! Almost 50% of employees follow companies in social media to stay up to date with their latest buzz. Here are 4 tips on how you can recruit socially and turn your followers into top applicants. ...

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How to Empower Employees to Do Their Best Work HOW TO EMPOWER EMPLOYEES TO DO THEIR BEST WORK

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Jan 19, 2019

Great atmosphere at work isn’t desirable just for the sake of our happy feelings. As numerous studies have shown, a happy worker is a productive worker. What is more, they are less tempted to leave the company and take their talents elsewhere. Therefore, it is vital to make employees feel valu...

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9 Reasons Why You Should Use Video in Recruitment 9 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD USE VIDEO IN RECRUITMENT

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Jan 19, 2019

There is no doubt that video content was a king in 2017. In 2018 and beyond, the popularity of videos will only continue to grow. Experts estimate that by 2019 video will account for 80% of all global internet traffic. This is why more and more employers and recruiters have started incorporatin...

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Out of sight, out of mind: Retain overseas talent OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND: RETAIN OVERSEAS TALENT

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Jan 18, 2019

As we’re well into the new year, with spring just around the corner, employees in the UK can feel revitalised to finally take a leap and find a new role. HR is all too aware of the dangers this time of year presents and can focus its efforts on retention. Having quality talent overseas, that k...

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What to Look for in Job Candidates HARD SKILLS VS. SOFT SKILLS: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN JOB CANDIDATES

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Jan 18, 2019

When you interview a candidate for a job, which skills are you looking for? And how do you assess hard skills vs. soft skills? That might depend a lot on the position you need to fill. Perhaps you need an employee with a Master’s Degree in your field. Maybe you’re looking for someone who...

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4 Talent Development Trends to Watch 4 TALENT DEVELOPMENT TRENDS TO WATCH

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Jan 18, 2019

As we step into a new year, it's time to look into the crystal ball and predict which emerging talent development trends will have the greatest impact for learning and HR pros in the year ahead. From mobile employee development to video learning to the continued rise of workforce analytics, it&#...

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Recruiting System Metrics that Matter – Time to Fill vs. Time to Hire RECRUITING SYSTEM METRICS THAT MATTER – TIME TO FILL VS. TIME TO HIRE

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Jan 18, 2019

The task of recruiting and hiring candidates for a position is getting tougher. It’s also very competitive as hiring managers must do what they can to lure top candidates. This leads to a constant analysis of what is working, what isn’t, and what can be done better. For that reason, vari...

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How HR can keep spirits up on the most depressing day of the year HOW HR CAN KEEP SPIRITS UP ON THE MOST DEPRESSING DAY OF THE YEAR

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Jan 18, 2019

Unless preceded by the words ‘bank’ and ‘holiday’, Mondays can be a bit of a drag. No matter how much you love your job, it’s not unusual to be dreaming of a three-day weekend on Monday morning. But, according to a calculation by Cliff Arnall back in 2005, this com...

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10 recruitment campaign ideas from the best 10 RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN IDEAS FROM THE BEST

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Jan 17, 2019

A recruitment campaign could be just what you need to capture the attention of those talented individuals you want to work for your business. But it’s also something that requires a great deal of thought and planning to ensure your efforts aren’t all for nought. In recent years, we ...

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How to make hiring hassle-free HOW TO MAKE HIRING HASSLE-FREE

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Jan 17, 2019

Another week, another gloomy prediction about the recruitment issues employers are likely to be grappling with in the coming months. This time, it’s the turn of the union Prospect, who in a survey reported in HR Magazine, say two thirds of its EU worker members are considering leaving the UK b...

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Recruitment Metrics: Time-to-hire RECRUITMENT METRICS: TIME-TO-HIRE

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Jan 17, 2019

Time-to-hire is one of the most important and frequently used hiring and recruiting metrics. Time-to-hire metric measures how quickly a company can select and hire the best candidate. In this blog post, you will learn how to calculate time-to-hire (formula included!) and discover the most effective ...

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Steps to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive in 2019 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE MORE INCLUSIVE IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

In today’s world, employers are striving to create a more inclusive workplace. Although hiring for diversity is the first step, it shouldn’t stop there. To design an inclusive workplace, leadership teams need to first understand what the term means and how it’s different from diver...

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2019 is the Year of the Payroll Solution 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE PAYROLL SOLUTION

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Jan 17, 2019

A new year means a lot of new regulations for small business owners. From minimum wage increases to disability calculations and a changing definition of independent contractors, payroll just got a lot more complicated. That’s why 2019 is the year of the payroll system solution. All of the...

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Is Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Become the Most Valuable Soft Skill IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE BECOME THE MOST VALUABLE SOFT SKILL

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Jan 17, 2019

EQ (emotional intelligence) is an incredibly valuable skill for leadership teams. Maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence in the workplace can help strengthen company culture along with several other essential values. According to Mariah DeLeon, Vice President of People at Glassdoor, &ldq...

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SMS Recruiting: Should You Be Texting Job Candidates SMS RECRUITING: SHOULD YOU BE TEXTING JOB CANDIDATES

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Jan 17, 2019

With today’s low unemployment rate and the emergence of employee ghosting, it’s never been harder to fill job openings quickly and efficiently. Communication, as always, remains the key to nudging candidates down the hiring funnel but email and phone tag can make getting in contact a str...

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The HRIS Reference Guide THE HRIS REFERENCE GUIDE

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Jan 17, 2019

When it proceeds to workforce control solutions, human resources software operations have become more mixed – and more useful – in current years. If you’re interested in funding in one for your business, nevertheless, you’re likely worried by the many acronyms used to describ...

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Innovate with Design Thinking INNOVATE WITH DESIGN THINKING

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Jan 16, 2019

If anything I bet you are a lot like me where your world is filled with calendar appointments, tasks lists and to do list exhaustion. The endless list of tasks to accomplish and problems to solve often put us in the unenviable position of working to enact solutions that don’t necessarily repre...

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5 key employment law learnings from 2018 5 KEY EMPLOYMENT LAW LEARNINGS FROM 2018

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Jan 16, 2019

Employment status was always going to remain a hot topic as 2018 unfolded. Uber’s long struggle continued in the Court of Appeal in late October, in light of the findings of the Tribunals in in Aslam v Uber BV.  The Tribunals have thus far found that  Uber’s taxi drivers are &l...

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How to Execute the Perfect 90-Day New Hire Onboarding Process HOW TO EXECUTE THE PERFECT 90-DAY NEW HIRE ONBOARDING PROCESS

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Jan 16, 2019

According to a recent survey by Jobvite, 30% of new hires will leave a job within their first 90 days. That means for every ten people you manage to find, recruit, and hire to your small business, three will be gone before the season even changes. You’ll then have to spend an average of $...

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10 Books HR Teams Should Read in 2019 10 BOOKS HR TEAMS SHOULD READ IN 2019

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Jan 16, 2019

Is your New Year’s resolution to read more? In the ever-evolving world of HR, there’s an overwhelming amount of thought leadership, resources, and best practices to take in. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down the best of the bunch to help you prioritize your reading list in 2019. Add...

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4 Ways An HRM Software Helps You Peak Business Growth 4 WAYS AN HRM SOFTWARE HELPS YOU PEAK BUSINESS GROWTH

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Jan 16, 2019

We live in a world of software. Quite a lot of it and it’s very smart at getting things done with a breeze that in the past would have involved considerable effort and attention to detail. In fact, software technology has flooded with us so many options and conveniences that we’ve begun ...

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California Payroll Tax: What Employers Need to Know CALIFORNIA PAYROLL TAX: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 16, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve reached the point in your small business where you’re ready to hire your very first employee (or employees!). However, now is also the time that you have to get familiar with payroll taxes, something you’ll either have to pay or withhold from you employee&rs...

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A FINTECH APPROACH TO BETTER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS A FINTECH APPROACH TO BETTER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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Jan 15, 2019

We found out the plan’s actual coverage was… I’ll just say it was less than ideal. And I was extremely upset that I couldn’t get straight and simple answers from my broker at the time. As a founder, I knew exactly how much we were paying in broker’s fees. So the l...

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Payroll Lessons From the Government Shutdown PAYROLL LESSONS FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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Jan 15, 2019

The absolute worst feeling that a payroll professional can have is finding out someone didn’t get paid. While that stings for us, it’s even worse for the ones who wake up to an empty bank account on payday. Last week, roughly 800,000 federal employees experienced that due to a parti...

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Job Fair Recruitment: Top 8 Tactics for Employers JOB FAIR RECRUITMENT: TOP 8 TACTICS FOR EMPLOYERS

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Jan 14, 2019

According to a report from McKinsey, top talent is vital to an organization’s success in large part because it boosts efficiency. The data shows that high performers are 400 percent more productive than average ones and, as a result, teams with high-performing employees are more efficient in t...

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Hiring Millennial Talent in 2019 HIRING MILLENNIAL TALENT IN 2019

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Jan 14, 2019

With a sub-four percent unemployment rate and one of the highest quit rates we’ve seen in decades, we are currently experiencing a very tight labor market. Companies across all industries, and of all sizes, are finding it challenging to attract and retain top talent. To help solve that pr...

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Artificial Intelligence and Its Application in Learning ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS APPLICATION IN LEARNING

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Jan 14, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a relevant tool of the modern era because of its significant impact on enhancing the way humans interact with customers, develop business strategies, and empower learners. Thousands of companies, including technical giants, like Google, Intel, Apple, and Microsoft rea...

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Diversity in the Workplace Starts With the Recruiter DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE STARTS WITH THE RECRUITER

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Jan 14, 2019

Diversity and inclusion are a top HR priority right now, but what does that really mean? Without an actionable plan in place, it runs the risk of being just one more well-intentioned but poorly realized catch-all phrase, rather than integrated with the complete employee lifecycle. On paper, div...

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The value of talent ecosystems THE VALUE OF TALENT ECOSYSTEMS

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Jan 14, 2019

In a complex market where organisations are facing increasing pressure for continuous adaption amid fierce competition, the need for HR teams to assess their approach when it comes to the concept of ‘talent ecosystems’ is becoming more important than ever before. Unlike traditional appro...

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Hiring Millennial Talent in 2019 HIRING MILLENNIAL TALENT IN 2019

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Jan 14, 2019

With a sub-four percent unemployment rate and one of the highest quit rates we’ve seen in decades, we are currently experiencing a very tight labor market. Companies across all industries, and of all sizes, are finding it challenging to attract and retain top talent. To help solve that problem...

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The Legalities of Wage Garnishments THE LEGALITIES OF WAGE GARNISHMENTS

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Jan 14, 2019

Wage garnishments are court orders that require a business to deduct, or garnish, an employee’s wages in order to pay a debt. When a judgment has been entered by a court or government agency, business is notified and must comply. Money is deducted from the employee’s wages and paid it di...

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The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES

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Jan 14, 2019

The difference between independent contractors and employees is more than just a label. There are important legal and project considerations when determining how to categorize a worker. This classification is important for a number of reasons, from worker efficiency to avoiding misclassification pen...

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Small Businesses Are Welcoming Gen Z in the Workplace SMALL BUSINESSES ARE WELCOMING GEN Z IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 14, 2019

Running a small business comes with a wide set of challenges, not the least difficult being employee retention. However, a talent opportunity is emerging on the horizon for small businesses: Gen Z. Within the next two years, Gen Z the generation that follows millennials will comprise a whopping...

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How Mobile Learning Boosts Employee Engagement HOW MOBILE LEARNING BOOSTS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Jan 14, 2019

The Towards Maturity Benchmark Survey is an ongoing study based on responses gathered from over 6,000 organizations and 40,000 learners since 2003. One of the most important conclusions they’ve come to regarding learning is that mobile learning is transforming training in the workplace. And L&...

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6 Mistakes To Avoid In Your LMS Vendor Selection Process 6 MISTAKES TO AVOID IN YOUR LMS VENDOR SELECTION PROCESS

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Jan 13, 2019

There’s a lot that goes into buying, customizing, and implementing your LMS. You have to be both practical and intuitive in your LMS vendor selection. This matters because some factors that apply to other LMS vendors aren’t the norm for LMS companies. For example, you can see their clien...

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What’s the Definition of a Highly Compensated Employee WHAT’S THE DEFINITION OF A HIGHLY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEE

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Jan 11, 2019

There are several differences between highly compensated employees (HCEs) and non-highly compensated employees (NHCEs). It’s important for HR professionals to understand the definition of a highly compensated employee for tax reasons, benefits, and legal purposes. So, what exactly is an H...

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What You Need to Know about Text Recruiting WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEXT RECRUITING

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Jan 11, 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone wants instant gratification, or in the case of the employment world, at least a “yes” or “no” for a job application. In business, texting is growing in popularity as one of the fastest methods of communication. For hiring managers, ...

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Here HERE'S HOW EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT MAKES HIRING EASIER

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Jan 10, 2019

When companies need to fill a position, the instinct is typically to start a job search. However, it can take time and resources to fill an open role, and oftentimes your current workforce is filled with a wealth of untapped potential. A recent Gallup report reveals that 67 percent of employees...

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Key hiring metrics: Useful benchmarks for tech roles KEY HIRING METRICS: USEFUL BENCHMARKS FOR TECH ROLES

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Jan 10, 2019

How does your tech recruiting process compare to that of other companies? You may know your own key hiring metrics like your average time to fill or how many qualified candidates you need to make a hire, but what’s the significance of these numbers? As Hung Lee, CEO & founder of workshape....

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Hiring? Use These Job Offer Letter Samples and Templates HIRING? USE THESE JOB OFFER LETTER SAMPLES AND TEMPLATES

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Jan 10, 2019

A strong job offer letter is the first step in a successful recruitment process and creating a qualified workforce. It’s important for employers to map out a process for creating written offers and communication materials for prospective candidates and new hires. Failing to do so could result ...

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How to Build a Company Around Pay Transparency HOW TO BUILD A COMPANY AROUND PAY TRANSPARENCY

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Jan 10, 2019

You’ve heard the buzz about companies large and small that publish employee’s wages in an effort to be transparent and validate wage equity. There are success stories and failures amidst the practice. Some research suggests wage transparency sparks productivity and drives employees to wo...

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Understanding Employee Engagement UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Jan 10, 2019

When the term, ‘employee engagement’ is discussed, it is often confused with employee satisfaction or employee happiness. While employee happiness and satisfaction contribute to an employee’s level of engagement, employee engagement is separate from each of these. According to Forb...

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How To Choose The Ideal Training Tracking Software For New Employee Onboarding HOW TO CHOOSE THE IDEAL TRAINING TRACKING SOFTWARE FOR NEW EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

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Jan 10, 2019

What do you need to look for when it comes to buying new training tracking software to help with employee onboarding? It can be hard to know what the key features are and think about the things you really need for your training to run more smoothly. Let’s take a look at the most important feat...

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Compliance Training Best Practices – Knowing Is Not Enough, We Must Apply COMPLIANCE TRAINING BEST PRACTICES – KNOWING IS NOT ENOUGH, WE MUST APPLY

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Jan 10, 2019

Theoretically, building training that covers all of your company's risks is quite easy. In reality, successful compliance training is one of the hardest programs to create, as ‘compliance’ is another word for ‘rule’ – and we all know how attractive this word can be....

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The 5 biggest HR learnings from 2018 THE 5 BIGGEST HR LEARNINGS FROM 2018

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Jan 10, 2019

Whilst last year may already feel like a distant memory, many HR professionals are already talking to us about the degree of change that's in store for 2019. So, before we get swept up in the fast-paced months ahead, we thought it important to reflect on the most important learnings from 2018.&n...

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How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

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Jan 10, 2019

When you see a movie that blows your mind or eat at a restaurant that leaves you craving more, what’s one of the first things you do afterward? If you’re like most of us, you tell your friends all about it. Employee referral programs, when used effectively, tap into this human desir...

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6 Tips To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Modern Online Training Experiences 6 TIPS TO USE INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING IN MODERN ONLINE TRAINING EXPERIENCES

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Jan 10, 2019

They say curiosity killed the cat, but human beings are quite different from felines. For us, the need to know has driven our greatest discoveries. It has helped us learn new languages, experience other cultures and advance our education levels. In the eLearning space, inquiry-based learning can lea...

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Workplace Learning Predictions for 2019 WORKPLACE LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

Organizations are undergoing a major digital transformation on the L&D front artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and chatbots are redefining workplace learning. Based on a survey of 400 L&D leaders, here are some of our predictions in the L&D space for 2019. To read all our predict...

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3 Leadership Tips to Help Employees Avoid Burnout 3 LEADERSHIP TIPS TO HELP EMPLOYEES AVOID BURNOUT

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Jan 09, 2019

Working for a nonprofit can be incredibly rewarding. However, while it can be fulfilling work, nonprofit employees are often overworked and run the risk of burning out. The nonprofit environment can demand long hours, cause stress and exhaustion, and diminish an enthusiasm for work. This can be...

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Employee Classification: The Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT

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Jan 09, 2019

Employee classification can be difficult, and there are several differences between exempt and non-exempt employees. Should you be tracking hours and paying overtime? Is a base salary all that I need to offer? If you don’t take the time to classify an employee correctly, you could face some he...

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What is an ERISA Qualified Plan WHAT IS AN ERISA QUALIFIED PLAN

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Jan 09, 2019

ERISA is an acronym frequently thrown around in the world of HR, but what does it mean? ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The law sets the standards for pension and Welfare plans to protect employees and their beneficiaries. Many employees are unsure how an ERISA  ap...

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Top 10 Leadership Books You Should Read TOP 10 LEADERSHIP BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ

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Jan 09, 2019

Depending on your company and industry, the winter months can be relatively slow for businesses. What do we recommend to keep your employees engaged and growing as leaders? Curling up with an engaging book is a good place to start! Here are our top 10 picks for leadership books that you and your tea...

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What are the Independent Contractor Misclassification Penalties WHAT ARE THE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR MISCLASSIFICATION PENALTIES

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Jan 08, 2019

As a small business, have you ever struggled to classify your workers? Hiring decisions are difficult, especially when you’re unsure which type of employment relationship best suits your work. You may be thinking about bringing on an independent contractor if you don’t require full-time ...

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What is Compensation Management WHAT IS COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

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Jan 08, 2019

One of the main benefits of a good compensation management system is pay equity, but there are ample other benefits, like aiding in budget creation, attracting recruits, reducing turnover, and more. It’s important for business owners and HR leaders to know how compensation management works, th...

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6 Ways To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Your Compliance Training Courses 6 WAYS TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR COMPLIANCE TRAINING COURSES

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Jan 08, 2019

With new eLearning technologies available all the time and consistently updated legislation, compliance training needs to be adaptable within your organisation. Whether your compliance training strategy focuses simply around keeping your workforce legally compliant or feeds into your wider learning ...

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Make Digital Natives Your Competitive Advantage Through Reverse Mentoring MAKE DIGITAL NATIVES YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH REVERSE MENTORING

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Jan 08, 2019

In an everchanging society, where technology is rapidly changing, continued professional learning and development is crucial. After spending years in an organization, it can be easy to assume that you have nothing more to learn especially from entry level employees.[i] Contrary to traditional belief...

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Company culture: the imperative for HR COMPANY CULTURE: THE IMPERATIVE FOR HR

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Jan 08, 2019

Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, according to legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. That’s not to say strategy isn’t important of course, but research confirms that culture plays a huge part in organisational success. With a bit of luck, your organisat...

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3 Ways to Increase Productivity Using Workers’ Personality Types 3 WAYS TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY USING WORKERS’ PERSONALITY TYPES

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Jan 08, 2019

In office environments, balancing work and small talk, focus, and idle chit-chat can sometimes feel like an uphill battle in a desk chair. Maybe that’s why the web is stuffed with productivity articles outlining how to be more deliberate, engaged, and focused at work. Going down that rabbit ho...

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The Remote Workforce: Things to Know Before Moving into a Virtual Organization Structure THE REMOTE WORKFORCE: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING INTO A VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

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Jan 08, 2019

I recently had the privilege of doing a webinar for Ascentis, “Not Seen but Not Forgotten: The Shift to Remote Workers and the Virtual Organization.” I was overwhelmed with the attendance and response given by the HR audience. We know and understand the war for talent, seemingly the...

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5 Best Practices To Reinforce Your Talent Strategy with Workplace Rewards 5 BEST PRACTICES TO REINFORCE YOUR TALENT STRATEGY WITH WORKPLACE REWARDS

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Jan 08, 2019

As businesses maintain a healthy growth mindset, company leaders face a tricky environment of globalization, unstable economic conditions, and unique demographic trends. Today, CEOs seek to better manage their human assets to capitalize on new business opportunities. According to PwC’s  U...

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Employee Wellness Programs: 3 Unique Examples to Inspire SMBs EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS: 3 UNIQUE EXAMPLES TO INSPIRE SMBS

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Jan 07, 2019

When it comes to employee wellness programs, the benefits for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are clear. Employees who participate in wellness programs are happier, healthier, and more productive. For every dollar that companies invest in employee wellness, they get $1.50 to $3 back in the form ...

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Diversity unachievable without hiring overhaul DIVERSITY UNACHIEVABLE WITHOUT HIRING OVERHAUL

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Jan 07, 2019

Despite pledges from corporations around the world, it’s becoming increasingly clear that ‘diversity’ isn’t happening. When women make up just 12.6 percent of board members in Britain’s 500 largest tech companies, less females hold CEO positions than men with the name &...

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Four Tips to Train Non-Technical Employees on Cybersecurity Awareness FOUR TIPS TO TRAIN NON-TECHNICAL EMPLOYEES ON CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS

blog article

Jan 07, 2019

Who would have thought that a North America casino who used sensors in their fish tanks to regulate the temperature, food, and cleanliness would be featured on the headlines news because hackers stole 10 GB of company data through its internet-connected fish tank[i]. Hackers are constantly looking f...

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How To Choose Between Online And On-Site Training HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ONLINE AND ON-SITE TRAINING

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Jan 06, 2019

When looking at training opportunities, you may need to decide between the online version compared to on-site training. Both have their benefits over the other, but how would you choose between the two options? Well, allow me to weigh up both sides to make things easier. First, do you work bett...

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Should My Company Be Using an HRMS SHOULD MY COMPANY BE USING AN HRMS

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Jan 04, 2019

A Human Resource Management System (HRMS) is designed to help businesses and HR professionals integrate all of their tools and processes into one easy-to-use system. Leading a workforce comes with several tasks, such as payroll, performance management, onboarding, scheduling, and more. Separately ma...

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Performance Management – Trends to Look Out for in 2019 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

In the past, managers would schedule sit down meetings with their employees quarterly or even yearly to discuss and review their performance. In many organizations, this was due to the fact that managers protested frequent performance reviews stating that they are too time consuming.[i] However, as ...

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Unlocking the mystery of HR data UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF HR DATA

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Jan 04, 2019

The concept of utilising people data to drive organisational efficiency, future strategy and business success is now widely accepted within HR circles. However, despite a rapid increase in recognition of the benefits of workforce analytics, it seems that the majority of practitioners still struggle ...

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What are your 2019 HR New Year’s Resolutions WHAT ARE YOUR 2019 HR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

blog article

Jan 04, 2019

The New Year is a great time to act on all of those updates that you’ve been meaning to make when it comes to your company’s HR department. Starting out the year fresh can feel good for employers and employees, providing a little morale boost and rejuvenation. Reviewing where your compan...

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How Big Data Will Change the HR Department HOW BIG DATA WILL CHANGE THE HR DEPARTMENT

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Jan 04, 2019

Over recent years, big data has been circulating in the world of technology. The volumes of data that organizations can mine have increased significantly due to the increased use of software tools. With these tools, organizations can analyze data and enhance their performance. Similarly, futurists e...

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How to Effectively Ensure Workplace Cybersecurity HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ENSURE WORKPLACE CYBERSECURITY

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Jan 03, 2019

In this advanced digital age, cybersecurity is one of the growing concerns that is spooking businesses at large. A substantial part of this complex series of cybersecurity challenge is associated with employees in the workplace. Human error is a factor that is often overlooked. It seems often employ...

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8 Essential Metrics To Use For Tracking Employee Training 8 ESSENTIAL METRICS TO USE FOR TRACKING EMPLOYEE TRAINING

blog article

Jan 03, 2019

When it comes to tracking employee training via eLearning, what do you actually need to be tracking? Is it just enough to know who has attended which training sessions? Here are the 8 things we think you need to track when it comes to eLearning in order to get a clearer picture of your internal trai...

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How To Onboard Your Remote Workforce HOW TO ONBOARD YOUR REMOTE WORKFORCE

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Jan 03, 2019

Remote employment is definitely here to stay. According to a 2017 US-wide survey, 30% of working Americans already work remotely [1], and the numbers are only going up. It’s good for business, too: Telecommuting lowers costs and lets you tap into a global talent pool. Still, managing remo...

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Why Small Businesses Need HR WHY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED HR

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Jan 03, 2019

There comes a time when every small business owner realizes they need an HR department. It’s not a question of if, but when. The need for HR starts the moment the first employee is hired. In the beginning, the owner and eventually, other employees shoulder the burden themselves. That mean...

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What are the top 3 priorities for HR in 2019 WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR HR IN 2019

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Jan 03, 2019

January is traditionally the time when HR commentators look ahead at the challenges likely to be facing the profession in the coming year. Increasing digitisation and further advances in Artificial Intelligence feature heavily in the predictions that have hit the pages of the sector press so fa...

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Why Candidate Experience is More Important Than Ever WHY CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

blog article

Jan 03, 2019

When it came to hiring, the employer used to have the upper hand. However, with unemployment at a record low, there are now more job openings than candidates to fill them. Employers feel pressure to offer the most enticing combination of compensation, benefits, and company culture to attract (and re...

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Does Your Company Have a Healthy Employee Retention Rate DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A HEALTHY EMPLOYEE RETENTION RATE

blog article

Jan 03, 2019

How much money are you losing due to attrition? Turnover is expensive for any employer. But in today’s tight labor market, the cost of losing your best employees is even higher. You have to invest in hiring and training a replacement. But you also lose the value that those former employees wer...

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Supporting Others in HR SUPPORTING OTHERS IN HR

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Jan 03, 2019

Welcome to 2019!  With the whole new year ahead of us, it’s a great time to take a look at ourselves, and how we are going to approach this year. If you, like me, have been in HR for quite some time, you may have more to give than you think. Nearly three years ago, I had the opportunity t...

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3 Important Payroll Industry Trends to Monitor in 2019 3 IMPORTANT PAYROLL INDUSTRY TRENDS TO MONITOR IN 2019

blog article

Jan 02, 2019

Let’s cut to the chase: If you want to keep your best employees, you need to pay attention to what’s happening in the payroll industry. With unemployment at historic lows and the number of job openings at historic highs, basic economics says that wages around the country should be g...

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What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW CALIFORNIA SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING REGULATIONS

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Jan 02, 2019

Do you conduct business in the state of California? If so, listen up! Due to recent legislation, California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2020, to enstate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn h...

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7 Examples Of How To Use Mobile Learning To Scale Your Employee Training And Manage Growth 7 EXAMPLES OF HOW TO USE MOBILE LEARNING TO SCALE YOUR EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND MANAGE GROWTH

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Jan 02, 2019

Human capital is possibly the single biggest determinant that helps organizations achieve sustainable corporate growth. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that high-performance organizations invest heavily in training, upskilling their employees, and creating environments where they are pois...

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5 Ways A Custom eLearning Solution Can Increase Employee Knowledge Retention 5 WAYS A CUSTOM ELEARNING SOLUTION CAN INCREASE EMPLOYEE KNOWLEDGE RETENTION

blog article

Jan 02, 2019

What is the ultimate goal of workplace training? You guessed it; long-term behavioral change. Many off-the-shelf training programs cannot really meet that lofty goal. They’re generic, one-size-fits-all offerings that, while undeniably useful for some learning needs, generally don’t gener...

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7 Foundation Skills Development Mistakes To Avoid In Corporate Training 7 FOUNDATION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT MISTAKES TO AVOID IN CORPORATE TRAINING

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Jan 01, 2019

The question is really not whether you need Foundation Skills training, but rather how you ensure it’s effective and makes the right impact. Here are some common mistakes to avoid and help you get the most from Foundation Skills. Foundation Skills cover many of the basics of business skil...

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How to prove the ROI of employee recognition HOW TO PROVE THE ROI OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

blog article

Dec 31, 2018

The best businesses are the ones that are always looking for ways to improve, to enhance their offering and get the best out of their people, and for some time it’s been well recognised that having highly motivated and engaged employees is the foundation for which an organisation can grow and ...

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9 Reasons for Leaving Your Last Job That Hiring Managers Will Completely Understand 9 REASONS FOR LEAVING YOUR LAST JOB THAT HIRING MANAGERS WILL COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND

blog article

Dec 31, 2018

Out of all the questions hiring managers can potentially ask you during an interview, “Why did you leave your last job?” could be one of the hardest to answer. To effectively answer this question, you need to frame your response in a way that shows hiring managers that you know what...

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New Methods for Educating the Future Leaders of HR NEW METHODS FOR EDUCATING THE FUTURE LEADERS OF HR

blog article

Dec 31, 2018

Today, everyone is fascinated with talking about the “future of work.” But who is the future of work? That’s right–students. The kids (we’re old enough to call them kids, right?) that are coming up behind us are going to truly BE the future of the workplace. In tod...

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Core Office Hours Vs. Flexible Working & Employee Productivity CORE OFFICE HOURS VS. FLEXIBLE WORKING & EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

blog article

Dec 30, 2018

As our societal norms and technology have evolved, there has been a recent shift to work being completed outside of the traditional office space and office hours. This shift in flexible working has tasked leaders with the responsibility of managing the productivity and expectations for their teams. ...

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Rethinking Learning and Development in the Age of Mobile RETHINKING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AGE OF MOBILE

blog article

Dec 30, 2018

Mobile is changing the way businesses are run and HR is affected as much as any other sector, if not more so. This article looks at what does the future of learning and development look like in our mobile age while showcasing how m-learning can benefit your company and L&D strategy. When the int...

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What is Emotional Intelligence at Work WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

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Dec 28, 2018

Until just recently, aptitude used to be all about the intelligent quotient, more commonly known as IQ. The working assumption until recently was that the higher a person’s IQ, the better they would be able to perform work. Therefore, recruiters would frequently look for traditional intelligen...

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How To Offset Employee Disengagement With A Gamified Learning Portal Approach HOW TO OFFSET EMPLOYEE DISENGAGEMENT WITH A GAMIFIED LEARNING PORTAL APPROACH

blog article

Dec 28, 2018

In this article, I share a use case on how to use gamification to engage your disengaged employees and provide better motivation plus a stickier learning experience. The use case showcases how gamification aids you in creating a high impact training. Introducing a series of use cases by EI Desi...

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The Benefits of an Aging Workforce THE BENEFITS OF AN AGING WORKFORCE

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Dec 28, 2018

The notion of “use it or lose it’ has meaning in the way we exercise our mental and physical health. If you ask any health expert, he or she will endorse that our bodies are only has good as the food we eat and the time we commit to regular exercise. The same is true about the mind. Ongo...

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Apps Are For More Than Socializing – Why HR Needs to Go Mobile APPS ARE FOR MORE THAN SOCIALIZING – WHY HR NEEDS TO GO MOBILE

blog article

Dec 27, 2018

With 6 billion text messages sent and received every day in the US, you can imagine how reliant on our phones we have become. We’re all a part of an ongoing technology evolution that is dependent more upon our mobile devices than our desktop computers. The rise of mobile use has also spurned a...

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6 Tips To Use Real World Activities In Ethics Compliance Online Training 6 TIPS TO USE REAL WORLD ACTIVITIES IN ETHICS COMPLIANCE ONLINE TRAINING

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Dec 26, 2018

Your compliance department might well be closest to your L&D strategy. They are often the forerunners in adopting the latest eLearning innovations. If not, make it your priority to build a relationship. Why? Because there’s no other field where real world, immersive eLearning makes a bigge...

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How To Set Employee Training Priorities HOW TO SET EMPLOYEE TRAINING PRIORITIES

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Dec 26, 2018

Every business owner worth their salt understands how important it is to rigorously train their employees if they don’t want to find themselves obsolete in just a few years’ time, but that doesn’t mean that setting training priorities is easy. As a matter of fact, many business own...

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What the FICA? The Social Security Payroll Tax Cap for 2019 WHAT THE FICA? THE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYROLL TAX CAP FOR 2019

blog article

Dec 25, 2018

When it comes to running a small business, there are a million things on your plate and in your mind all the time, especially around the end of the year. And on top of throwing holiday office parties and navigating everyone’s time off requests, there still exist all of the regular day-to-day b...

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Successful Small Business Training Starts with You SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING STARTS WITH YOU

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Dec 25, 2018

Well trained employees are essential for any small business to operate successfully. Trained employees have the skills and knowledge they need to handle situations without your constant presence and hand-holding from step to step. They're also more equipped to deal with customer questions and ma...

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Impact on Artificial Intelligence, deep learning on human resource next year IMPACT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DEEP LEARNING ON HUMAN RESOURCE NEXT YEAR

blog article

Dec 24, 2018

A recent study revealed that 75% of 10 lakh registered companies in India have either invested or are going to invest in either AI- or deep learning-based technologies, or a combination of both. Going into 2019, the debates around AI and deep learning will shift from human against machine, to h...

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How Allegis Global Solutions navigates the digital disruption of procurement talent acquisition HOW ALLEGIS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS NAVIGATES THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF PROCUREMENT TALENT ACQUISITION

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Dec 22, 2018

As the supply chain and procurement industry continues to become increasingly professionalized, with businesses all over the world waking up to the value of procurement, it creates a need for skilled professionals who can unlock the true potential and propel strategic growth. This is where Allegis G...

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Bribery Can Impact Employees. Here’s How BRIBERY CAN IMPACT EMPLOYEES. HERE’S HOW

blog article

Dec 21, 2018

Did you know, 44% of US citizens believe that corruption exists in the White House? This stunning a revelation was made after a survey, the US Corruption Barometer 2017, conducted by Transparency International. In 2016, nearly 35% Americans believed that corruption was pervasive in this key institut...

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HR tech in 2019: What’s to come HR TECH IN 2019: WHAT’S TO COME

blog article

Dec 21, 2018

With the year drawing to a close, many of us are starting to look towards 2019 and what the year will bring with it. For me, I’ve been considering what the new year will bring for HR technology. There’s an undoubtedly tumultuous year ahead for many European businesses thanks to Brexit an...

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How To Improve Work-Life Balance for Your Employees HOW TO IMPROVE WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

blog article

Dec 21, 2018

The lines between work and life are so blurred that many employees are confused about how to live a richer, fuller life where stress is minimized and we flourish inside and outside the office. Do we aim for "work-life balance" where all of life's buckets get a little dollop of time her...

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How You Can Prepare Your Workforce For Change HOW YOU CAN PREPARE YOUR WORKFORCE FOR CHANGE

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Dec 21, 2018

Change is unavoidable. How frequently it happens or needs to happen is dependent on a business’ environment and long-term goals. How a business goes about executing change or responding to it is capable of determining the future success or failure of the business. Businesses that are unable to...

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Pros of Collaborative Working for Training Provide PROS OF COLLABORATIVE WORKING FOR TRAINING PROVIDE

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Dec 21, 2018

Collaborative working has become a prime necessity for organisations, large or small, which have teams working on various projects - and training is no different. Fostering a collaborative working environment and making use of specific collaboration tools offers several benefits over conventional tr...

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3 trends that will become HR essentials and employee engagement staples in 2019 3 TRENDS THAT WILL BECOME HR ESSENTIALS AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STAPLES IN 2019

blog article

Dec 20, 2018

In late 2017 we looked at the 6 trends that would define the coming year. Since then, we have seen many of our predictions become reality from CX and EX becoming more closely linked, to the rise of organization-specific solutions for diversity and inclusion. For 2019, we’re looking at the...

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Future-Proofing Your Talent: How Agile Talent Practices Can Drive Digital Transformation FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR TALENT: HOW AGILE TALENT PRACTICES CAN DRIVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 20, 2018

What kind of talent will your organization require in the next five years? In today’s volatile and complex world, digitization, artificial intelligence and automation have moved the goalposts for workforce development. Make no mistake: These factors are disrupting the world of work. The skills...

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4 HR Predictions for 2019 4 HR PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

blog article

Dec 20, 2018

There’s never a dull moment (or year) in HR. The last twelve months have been witness to IRS surprises, political intrigue, and exciting advancements in HR technology. As 2018 comes to a close, one can’t help but wonder what next year will hold for the workplace. It's time to du...

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Design Thinking for Strategic Human Resources Solutions DESIGN THINKING FOR STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES SOLUTIONS

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Dec 20, 2018

Like agile methodology, design thinking has been mainly applied to the development of new products, services and business models. In human resources, design thinking is a people-oriented, prototype-driven process for creative problem solving that helps develop innovative human-centric programs and e...

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4 Employee Benefits Trends for 2019 4 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

Open enrollment may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start thinking about emerging benefit trends. Benefits are an increasingly important factor in attracting and retaining top talent, and can play an important role in setting your company apart from competitors. Fifty-seven percen...

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The Holiday Checklist Every Recruiter Should Have For 2019 THE HOLIDAY CHECKLIST EVERY RECRUITER SHOULD HAVE FOR 2019

blog article

Dec 20, 2018

‘Tis the season ladies and gentlemen! That means that preparation must be well underway at this stage as you prepare for 2019. At the time of writing this, I can picture hiring professionals in their thousands working hard to tick all the boxes before they sign off for the holidays. In recruit...

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5 recruitment trends for 2019 5 RECRUITMENT TRENDS FOR 2019

blog article

Dec 19, 2018

We’ve kept a close eye on this year’s rising stars in the industry to bring you the recruitment trends that’ll shape how we recruit for the next year. However, do remember that these predictions can change and there will more than likely be some surprises along the way. So you hear...

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Four Quick Tips for End of Year Recruiting FOUR QUICK TIPS FOR END OF YEAR RECRUITING

blog article

Dec 19, 2018

Do you feel as if you are missing out on great talent because your organization will slow down your recruitment for the next few weeks? According to a recent Monster.com article, if a job is open and companies are looking to hire soon, there is no slow period. “With the current 4% unemployment...

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Colleagues with benefits: the pros and cons of employee segmentation COLLEAGUES WITH BENEFITS: THE PROS AND CONS OF EMPLOYEE SEGMENTATION

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Dec 19, 2018

For employers, what are the advantages of segmenting the benefits that they offer to employees or segmenting the workforce when it comes to communicating the benefit package? Can such an approach help an organisation better target resources, or might it end up creating dissent and disunity? The 2018...

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MOVING TO A BETTER HR TECH – YOUR BEST NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION MOVING TO A BETTER HR TECH – YOUR BEST NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

blog article

Dec 19, 2018

As another year goes by, it is only natural for us to revisit the milestones in which the year helped us learn and grow. And then to aspire for some more growth, and betterment, both at a personal as well as at the organizational level. And hence, there are resolutions and promises we make to oursel...

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HR & payroll innovation drives business success HR & PAYROLL INNOVATION DRIVES BUSINESS SUCCESS

blog article

Dec 19, 2018

It’s no secret that HR is experiencing massive disruption. This is due largely to the consumerization of technology and how this has changed us as people. The digital experience we have almost anywhere but at work is making us intolerant of clunky processes. This needs to be addressed by emplo...

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How to Give Effective Employee Feedback HOW TO GIVE EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK

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Dec 19, 2018

Feedback is a fundamental task of all managers. Employees value feedback for their growth and development, but managers can sometimes dread it. It is critical that managers give feedback, but what is more important is that it is given in an effective way. Effective feedback can lead to numerous bene...

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New Year fitness test: Does your HR infrastructure support your business strategy NEW YEAR FITNESS TEST: DOES YOUR HR INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

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Dec 18, 2018

The digital future is already here. The strengthening online economy, HR and payroll moving to cloud, service automation, and our own expectations as employees, are dictating the modernization of workforce and people processes. Your challenge is likely to be convincing key stakeholders that you need...

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Defining The Learning Objectives Of Your Corporate Compliance Training DEFINING THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF YOUR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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Dec 18, 2018

Compliance training isn’t as simple as ticking boxes. In order for your corporate compliance training to be effective, you need to devise a solid learning strategy. One of the most important parts of this is defining your learning objectives. It can be tempting to define these as something as ...

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7 Must-Know 2019 HR Compliance Dates 7 MUST-KNOW 2019 HR COMPLIANCE DATES

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Dec 18, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close and businesses prepare for a new year, there are several deadlines for HR professionals to keep in mind. Mark your calendar for these 2019 HR compliance dates and start the new year with a bang. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but we’ve included some of the most...

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Increasing motivation with employee benefits INCREASING MOTIVATION WITH EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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Dec 18, 2018

Employers may not feel entirely comfortable investing in attracting and retaining staff at the moment. The level of political uncertainty caused by Brexit paired with concerns for the UK’s economic position is perhaps more conducive to battening down the hatches and waiting out the storm. ...

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Eight key HR trends for 2019 EIGHT KEY HR TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

Between the introduction of gender pay gap reporting and the GDPR, and the myriad factors affecting individual organisations, 2018 has been a busy year for HR teams. And the profession is set to face an even greater variety of challenges in 2019: here are eight that our panel of experts have picked ...

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10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019 10 EMERGING TALENT TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

Traditionally, employers raised eyebrows when candidates had employment gaps in their resumes for reasons such as caring for children or aging loved ones, or simply learning a new skill or travelling. Today, the stigma of taking time off between jobs is fading. Tactics to reach professionals who hav...

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Vetting Specialized Talent in Learning & Development: Why It’s Worth Using an Expert VETTING SPECIALIZED TALENT IN LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: WHY IT’S WORTH USING AN EXPERT

blog article

Dec 18, 2018

Okay, hiring managers, let’s talk about our weaknesses. One of mine is that I think I have good instincts when it comes to hiring. The flaw in my thinking, however, is quickly exposed whenever I’m hiring for a highly technical or highly specialized role (one where I don’t have a ba...

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Employee engagement is so much more than a single metric EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A SINGLE METRIC

blog article

Dec 18, 2018

How wonderfully simple HR teams’ jobs would be if employee engagement was measured by a single metric. Engagement surveys would take minutes, the reporting would be done the next day and company leaders would easily be able to digest the results. Unfortunately, as any HR professional will know...

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New Diversity & Inclusion Data on the Employee Experience NEW DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DATA ON THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

blog article

Dec 18, 2018

Your experience at work every day is likely different from that of your coworkers. This could be because of where you’re from, your age, gender, or any one of the many factors that make you unique. These things that make us who we are can also lead to inequities not just differences in the way...

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10 Key Considerations to Make Before Purchasing Recruiting Technology 10 KEY CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE BEFORE PURCHASING RECRUITING TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 18, 2018

It’s no secret: Advancements in technology have reshaped the world of recruiting. Businesses now have access to a wide variety of tools and software that impact the way they find and recruit talent. In fact, 75% of hiring and talent managers say they use recruiting software to improve their hi...

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How To Plan Your Employee Training Program In 5 Steps HOW TO PLAN YOUR EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM IN 5 STEPS

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Dec 17, 2018

Organizations turn to employee training and development to prepare for the future. Training helps them refresh their workforce, adopt new technologies, and enter new markets. A badly planned or wrongly executed corporate training plan, however, can sabotage these efforts and hold a company back, cos...

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How Will the Recruitment Industry Change Over the Next 10 Years HOW WILL THE RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY CHANGE OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS

blog article

Dec 17, 2018

The recruitment industry will change a lot over the next 10 years. In this blog post, you will learn about the top 5 ways recruitment will change over the next decade. How will we hire in the future? Read on to find out! The world of work is changing. The nine to five isn’t nine to five a...

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Why Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Need a System for Talent Management WHY SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED A SYSTEM FOR TALENT MANAGEMENT

blog article

Dec 17, 2018

Talent management has a funny reputation: It's a practice reserved for large organizations with thousands of employees. Well, I'm here to tell you that this reputation is off the mark. Obviously, large organizations need to manage and develop their people, but it is just as important (and so...

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Let Employee Engagement Be Your Digital Innovation Lab LET EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BE YOUR DIGITAL INNOVATION LAB

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Dec 17, 2018

Augmented reality, natural language processing, machine learning—yes, this is the world of human capital management (HCM) that we’re talking about. In the Let Employee Engagement Be Your Digital Innovation Lab podcast, Emily He, SVP product marketing for HCM, and Jon Huang, senior direct...

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7 Things HR Leaders Should Know About Emerging Technologies 7 THINGS HR LEADERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

blog article

Dec 17, 2018

Oracle has just launched a new video series featuring a handful of chats between technology analyst, and Constellation Research co-founder, Ray Wang and Steve Miranda, Oracle’s EVP of applications product development. Future Talks explores Oracle’s recent innovations in user interfaces (...

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HR can help close talent gap HR CAN HELP CLOSE TALENT GAP

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Dec 16, 2018

Human resources departments are often “at the back of the line” when it comes to corporate funding for initiatives. But as employers continue struggling with how to recruit strong job candidates, HR could play a more crucial role, according to a consultant who led a Chief Learning O...

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Make Training Irresistible for Managers and Watch Performance Soar MAKE TRAINING IRRESISTIBLE FOR MANAGERS AND WATCH PERFORMANCE SOAR

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Dec 14, 2018

A new training project is about to launch in your department. As a manager, you've scheduled the training for your people. Now, everyone just needs to show up, right? Easy enough. Actually, let's back up a bit first. Research consistently confirms that what a manager does before and aft...

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Partnering for a seamless HR & Payroll experience PARTNERING FOR A SEAMLESS HR & PAYROLL EXPERIENCE

blog article

Dec 14, 2018

At the end of the year, it’s common practice to look ahead and predict trends: where is the economy headed, what’s happening with the workforce and what technology advancements we might see. While trends are interesting, changes rarely happen alone because they’re usually the resul...

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Is it Time to Try out Some New Employee Retention Strategies IS IT TIME TO TRY OUT SOME NEW EMPLOYEE RETENTION STRATEGIES

blog article

Dec 14, 2018

As any savvy business owner knows, it costs your business less to retain its employees than it does to hire new ones. From job postings to interviews and training, the costs associated with employee turnover adds up. Whether you’re just getting off the ground and funds are tight or you’r...

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Creative Ways to Keep Remote Employees Engaged CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP REMOTE EMPLOYEES ENGAGED

blog article

Dec 14, 2018

You get it: You’re fully on board with all the reasons why telecommuting is a great thing, and that’s why you’ve hired and trained a solid team with the expectation they’d be working remotely. But you also know engagement is the key to a loyal, productive workforce, and now t...

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Recruiting Solutions that Improve your Bottom Line RECRUITING SOLUTIONS THAT IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

blog article

Dec 14, 2018

Powerful applicant tracking software is no longer just a nice-to-have. Not only is it essential for good recruiting, it’s also a key part of your long-term hiring investment. Great employees will do equally great things for your company, and at a fundamental level, you have to spend money to f...

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10 Best Chrome Extensions for Recruiters 10 BEST CHROME EXTENSIONS FOR RECRUITERS

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Dec 13, 2018

Employees in every field, including recruitment, are striving to be as productive as possible, aiming to cut costs, save time and deliver the best results. Recruiters use various tools to enhance their productivity such as ATS for efficient applicant tracking, Trello or Asana for task management, ch...

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Top HR Trends (and Challenges) of 2019 TOP HR TRENDS (AND CHALLENGES) OF 2019

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Dec 13, 2018

It’s the end of another year. For many people, this is a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead at what might be coming soon. In the HR world, we’re no different. Let’s take a look at some HR trends for 2019 that we’re likely to see in US  workplaces...

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Off Boarding: Ensuring a Smooth Transition OFF BOARDING: ENSURING A SMOOTH TRANSITION

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Dec 13, 2018

Does your organization have an effective off boarding process? 86 percent of IT leaders say they don’t. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a smooth transition. If your organization doesn’t have an airtight off boarding strategy, you could be risking your company’s re...

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HR transformation projects are on the minds of HR leaders for 2019 HR TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS ARE ON THE MINDS OF HR LEADERS FOR 2019

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Dec 13, 2018

In the past 18 months, we’ve seen a growing number of HR and payroll transformation projects. Increasingly, these are running in parallel with wider digital projects. While the conversations have been going on for much longer, projects are now starting. and in the next 12 months we expect to s...

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Is HR ready to manage robots as they rise in number in 2019 IS HR READY TO MANAGE ROBOTS AS THEY RISE IN NUMBER IN 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

The question my HR contemporaries and I have been asked for years is, how will you manage robots at work? Suddenly, we’re on the cusp of the greatest change HR has seen since the “personnel” process evolved in the 90s into the strategic business function of “human capital man...

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Recruitment and HR Trends for 2019 RECRUITMENT AND HR TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

As we set the scene for the recruitment and HR industries in 2019 it’s crucial to acknowledge one of the most significant pivots in recent times: Johnny Campbell, the founder of SocialTalent, believes that we need to shift our focus if companies are to continue scaling and succeeding at a...

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HR HR'S POST-OPEN ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST FOR THE NEW YEAR

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Dec 12, 2018

With open enrollment in the rear-view mirror, it may seem like a good time to sit back and relax before the new year ramps up. You’ve sent all of the necessary files to your carrier, and your employees have their ID cards in hand, but the process isn’t over just yet. Seasoned HR professi...

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ClaireShares - Things to Think About When You CLAIRESHARES - THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE NEW TO RECRUITING

blog article

Dec 12, 2018

When I first started off recruiting, I thought I just… recruited! I learned about the process in school, so it'll be easy right? Post a job, reach out to the candidates who respond, interview them, etc. Recruiting in the current age of low unemployment and a skilled trades shortage i...

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Guest post: A Guide to Human Resource Surveys & HR Questions with Samples GUEST POST: A GUIDE TO HUMAN RESOURCE SURVEYS & HR QUESTIONS WITH SAMPLES

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Dec 12, 2018

While your business may already use surveys to find information and answers to the questions you have about your customers, using this data resource in your own company can do wonders for how you operate. Of course, there’s no denying that each member of staff and employee is an essential cog ...

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6 Performance Evaluation Tips For 2019 6 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION TIPS FOR 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

Employee performance evaluation is one of the most important practices that contribute to organizational success. Evaluating employee performance can, however, be a stressful job. Managers have to monitor, keep track of progress, and give accurate reviews without negatively affecting morale. There i...

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Bring the Heat: How 1:1 Meetings Ignite Employee Engagement BRING THE HEAT: HOW 1:1 MEETINGS IGNITE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Dec 12, 2018

Everyone has the potential to find their spark - that special motivation that gets them in the flow of work. But it's not enough to expect that your people will be able to nurture that spark into a flame completely on their own. They need the right environment and the right support from their ma...

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What Small Businesses Are Budgeting for HR Software in 2019 WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BUDGETING FOR HR SOFTWARE IN 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have a lot of tough decisions to make when it comes to the technologies they choose to invest in now, the ones they put a pin in for later, and the ones they forego entirely, as we discuss in “HR Technology Strategy: What Small Business Leaders Need to Know ...

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Graduates: Benefits of Using a Recruitment Consultancy GRADUATES: BENEFITS OF USING A RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY

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Dec 12, 2018

Securing a job after graduation is a daunting task. The opportunities seem endless, but how do you find the career of your dreams? Job hunting is difficult to begin with, but with no experience and limited advice, the task can seem impossible. It may be difficult, but it’s easier than you...

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Cezanne HR’s holiday traditions from around the globe CEZANNE HR’S HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

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Dec 12, 2018

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, a different religious festival or a more secular holiday, you’ll probably have your own traditions that make the season special to you. Here in the UK, the archetypal Christmas usually involves: dragging a tree into the house and decorating it with l...

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10 ways AI can make human resources more human 10 WAYS AI CAN MAKE HUMAN RESOURCES MORE HUMAN

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Dec 12, 2018

At first glance, AI and HR seem to be polar opposites. After all, how could a function that includes the word human in its name use technology that’s artificial? If you dig deeper, though, you see how AI could transform the HR profession into what most HR professionals wish it to be. One that ...

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4 Must-see Examples of Gamification of Compliance Training 4 MUST-SEE EXAMPLES OF GAMIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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Dec 12, 2018

Compliance trainings have been a significant part of corporate trainings for a long time now, they have been in the online format for the last 25 years. There have been a lot of changes since then in the way learning strategies are structured. And, compliance trainings have not yet used any new stra...

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5 Ways Technology is Changing the Face of HR 5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FACE OF HR

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Dec 11, 2018

With potentially groundbreaking HR technology solutions emerging, we’re seeing a tech boom that is fundamentally reshaping the way we work and how we think about HR. According to the 2019 HCM Trends report from The HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, global HR technology ve...

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Enhancing capability of people managers will be a significant priority for HR ENHANCING CAPABILITY OF PEOPLE MANAGERS WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT PRIORITY FOR HR

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Dec 11, 2018

Technology and communication tools have not just revamped the way modern corporate structures function but have also significantly influenced employee behavior. Over the past few years, ease of communication has further aided the transition towards a ‘gig economy’, allowing remote access...

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7 HR Technology Trends to Ease Recruitment Process 7 HR TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO EASE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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Dec 11, 2018

No organization can function without Human Resources. These days, companies are adopting HR technology to make human resources perform better. Because of new technological innovations coming up every now and then, HR technology will surely become an integral part of every business. The meaningful tr...

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5 HR and Talent Acquisition Trends for 2019 5 HR AND TALENT ACQUISITION TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

Every year, we’re flooded with “trends to watch in HR” lists. These listicles include everything from how to recruit Gen Z to how to use technology to improve the candidate experience. Over the past several years, there have been some consistent themes in trends reports - no surpri...

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Vulnerability is a Barrier to Employee Engagement VULNERABILITY IS A BARRIER TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Dec 11, 2018

When you start to understand work as a relationship, it starts to raise some interesting questions that you may not have asked before. For example, how does our comfort with being vulnerable impact how willing or able we are to “engage?” When I reflect on the relationships in my lif...

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HR should anticipate and lead, not react and follow HR SHOULD ANTICIPATE AND LEAD, NOT REACT AND FOLLOW

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Dec 11, 2018

We live in paradoxical times. And I see 2019 being no different. There is hope and there is despair. There are businesses of resurgence and there is the reality of joblessness. There are growing examples of true leadership even as we battle increasing number of stories of #MeToo. There is growing be...

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HR Metrics That Speak the Language of Business HR METRICS THAT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

Here we go with everyone's favorite word: metrics. If you love data and digging into what the numbers show and possibly predict, you just cheered. If you're more in the camp of "I know I should understand metrics better but I have a million other things to do," we understand that, ...

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Let’s Fight the Skills Gap by Expanding Tax-free Education Assistance LET’S FIGHT THE SKILLS GAP BY EXPANDING TAX-FREE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

Today’s college graduates are starting their careers with an average of almost $40,000 in student debt. That data point surely shapes students’ and families' decisions on where to go to college, what to study and whether higher education is even worth it. That’s bad news f...

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Retention, INSPIRATION, Action RETENTION, INSPIRATION, ACTION

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Dec 10, 2018

In my last blog, I explored Retention and the need, first and foremost for learners to remember the training you give them. This week, I want to explain the importance of Inspiration. We’ve probably all been on courses where the trainer, having perhaps noticed a few nodding heads in the gravey...

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Experiential Learning as Part of Employee Training EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AS PART OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING

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Dec 07, 2018

Employee training should be approached from a diverse perspective that includes a variety of learning processes to improve employee skills and proficiencies. The goal is to educate the employees about the need to understand the company’s culture and achieve goals. This can be done by professio...

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Mobile Matters: The Imperative for Hiring Team Engagement MOBILE MATTERS: THE IMPERATIVE FOR HIRING TEAM ENGAGEMENT

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Dec 07, 2018

In a world where free time is dwindling, efficiency is essential for success. It’s easy to think that the hiring pressure is all on the candidate seeking a job. In reality, the busy managers who screen and hire candidates are under pressure, too. Hiring managers are expected to quickly and acc...

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Leveraging tech for employee wellness LEVERAGING TECH FOR EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

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Dec 07, 2018

Wellness programs today have become a core component of HR strategy. In India too, as we brace ourselves for the epidemiological changes that will hit us, wellness programs are and will continue to also play an important role in cost control. Rising medical inflation, ever-increasing health insuranc...

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Loyal Employees Are Your Most Valuable Asset: The Keys to Capturing Sustainable Employee Engagement LOYAL EMPLOYEES ARE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET: THE KEYS TO CAPTURING SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

blog article

Dec 06, 2018

If leaders believe their employees are their most valuable asset, what do they need to do to create an overall culture of wellness within the workplace that necessarily leads to sustainable employee engagement? Mental health issues are increasing at an alarming rate, yet there appears to be a lack o...

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The Top Learning Trends for 2019: Towards a Digital-Human Workforce THE TOP LEARNING TRENDS FOR 2019: TOWARDS A DIGITAL-HUMAN WORKFORCE

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Dec 06, 2018

New digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation tools are rapidly changing the way we work, develop products, and interact with our customers. Intelligent automation tools augment what people do at work and will redefine what’s possible. As organizations navigate...

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HR Technology Strategy: What Small Business Leaders Need to Know for 2019 HR TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY: WHAT SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS NEED TO KNOW FOR 2019

blog article

Dec 06, 2018

Running a successful small or midsize business (SMB) requires making the right choices on an endless road of branching paths. Which goals should you prioritize, and which ones should you set aside? Which potential customers should you target, and which ones should you ignore? The same goes for techn...

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11 Holiday Gift Ideas for Employees 11 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR EMPLOYEES

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Dec 06, 2018

When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. That’s why it’s important to be deliberate when deciding between employee holiday gift ideas. In today’s ultra-competitive job market, you need every employer branding advantage you can get in order to recruit and retain t...

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How to Determine the Right Employee Compensation HOW TO DETERMINE THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

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Dec 05, 2018

There are several strategies on how to determine the right employee compensation structure and packages for small and mid-size businesses. How much should you offer? What’s fair? Here’s the breakdown. New Hires In a small to medium-size business new hire compensation is usually determine...

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How to deal with a difficult performance review HOW TO DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

blog article

Dec 05, 2018

No-one likes having to give an employee difficult feedback, but there are times when issues just can’t be ignored. If performance has dipped, serious mistakes are being made or there are problems around attitude and behaviour, its important to tackle it head on. If people don’t get feedb...

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Future of Learning: Trends in Educational and Organizational Learning FUTURE OF LEARNING: TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

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Dec 05, 2018

The nature of work is changing faster than ever before. The digital transformation is impacting people in all industries. New jobs are appearing and at the same time, jobs are disappearing because technology is advancing and business models are changing to adapt to the digital transformation. The di...

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5 Questions Hiring Managers Should be Asking About Modern Personality Tests 5 QUESTIONS HIRING MANAGERS SHOULD BE ASKING ABOUT MODERN PERSONALITY TESTS

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Dec 05, 2018

Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger has said one of his methods for finding the right job candidate is to arrive early for a breakfast interview and ask the restaurant manager to purposely make a mistake with the candidate’s order. He says the tactic lets him see how the potential hire reacts to...

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Five Steps To Ensure Onboarding Diverse Employees Fosters Inclusion FIVE STEPS TO ENSURE ONBOARDING DIVERSE EMPLOYEES FOSTERS INCLUSION

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Dec 05, 2018

As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. That’s why onboarding is so critical to your efforts to foster an inclusive workplace for diverse employees. Onboarding is the process during which the diverse candidates you’ve worked hard to recruit and hire w...

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Career Planning: The Company CAREER PLANNING: THE COMPANY'S ROLE IN CREATING EMPLOYEE SUCCESS

blog article

Dec 05, 2018

Have you helped someone plan their career today? There's no time like the present. Here's why: In a perfect world, we want employees to enjoy their chosen career. If they do, then it can translate to engagement, which ultimately has a positive impact on the business. Career planning is ...

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HR Management Software CakeHR is a FrontRunner on SoftwareAdvice for HRIS Software HR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE CAKEHR IS A FRONTRUNNER ON SOFTWAREADVICE FOR HRIS SOFTWARE

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Dec 05, 2018

HR management software CakeHR has been chosen as a FrontRunner for HRIS management this 2018! We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who made this possible. Software Advice­TM is one of the world’s leading online service that helps businesses find the right software for their n...

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7 Steps to Improving Candidate Experience That Don 7 STEPS TO IMPROVING CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE THAT DON'T REQUIRE A BIG BUDGET

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Dec 05, 2018

Over the years there have been continuing discussions within the recruitment communities regarding candidate experience. All of the above has given rise to the notion of ‘The Candidate’s Hierarchy of Needs’, at the top sit things like surprises and branded presents, and at its...

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Nonprofit Missions, For-Profit Social Impact – How Does Your Recruitment Program Measure Up NONPROFIT MISSIONS, FOR-PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT – HOW DOES YOUR RECRUITMENT PROGRAM MEASURE UP

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Dec 04, 2018

The pressing need for corporate brands to develop socially responsible business practices means that for-profit recruiters may now be swimming in your favorite candidate pools. Attracting today’s socially conscious job candidates has inspired many for-profit brands to promote their mission and...

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Holiday Blues – Reintroducing Your Employee Assistance Program HOLIDAY BLUES – REINTRODUCING YOUR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Dec 04, 2018

Right now, your staff is probably planning potlucks, holiday appreciation gatherings for stakeholders, or even coordinating gift exchanges and office closings. In the midst of it all could be an employee who is in trouble. While the jury is still out on the “holiday blues” and how deeply...

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How Exit Interviews Can Impact Your Recruiting and Hiring Success HOW EXIT INTERVIEWS CAN IMPACT YOUR RECRUITING AND HIRING SUCCESS

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Dec 04, 2018

An employer's biggest challenge is the combination of recruiting talent in an extremely tight talent marketplace, while also getting top talent to stick around and grow with your organization. I call this the leaky bucket. As we fill more job openings, people outgrow their roles and leave organi...

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5 Employee Wellness Programs to Consider for 2019 5 EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS TO CONSIDER FOR 2019

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Dec 04, 2018

Businesses of all sizes are thinking of ways to make 2019 healthier and happier for everyone. What better time than the New Year to add or improve employee wellness programs? Numerous studies indicate that healthy employees are happy employees and vice versa. When your employees aren’t feeling...

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Personal relationships are everything when it comes to employee engagement PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Dec 04, 2018

The results of our 2018 State of Play Employee Engagement study are in and from our research into the experience for 6,000 employees around the world, one thing is clear personal relationships are one of the key factors that impact the experience. Our study looks at employee engagement across a...

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How to Create a Paperless HR Department HOW TO CREATE A PAPERLESS HR DEPARTMENT

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Dec 04, 2018

If there were an award for the company department that uses the most paper, it would likely to go to Human Resources. All the forms, handbooks, onboarding materials, memos, and hiring checklists can jam enough printers to make you want to retire early. The other option, of course, is to go paperless...

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4 Ways to Keep Employees Happy and Productive 4 WAYS TO KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE

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Dec 04, 2018

Employers must be able to motivate their employees, ensuring that their employees are happy and productive. One study found that happy employees are 20% more productive than unhappy employees. Based off of this statistic alone, it’s important for employers to keep their employees happy. Work-l...

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A New Approach towards Candidate Experience A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

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Dec 04, 2018

In my recent posts, I talked about how leading companies are simplifying their job application process to promote a positive candidate experience. However, candidates are expecting a bit more than the traditional practice of resume submission for a job opening. 33% of job seekers want an automated e...

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How Tech Trends Made Life Easier For HR Professionals HOW TECH TRENDS MADE LIFE EASIER FOR HR PROFESSIONALS

blog article

Dec 04, 2018

HR, as a profession has seen a lot of changes in the last few decades. The names kept on changing and so did the roles of HR people. Administration, labor welfare, personnel management, human resource management, people development, call it by the name you want, HR remains the backbone of every orga...

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What’s keeping HR awake at night WHAT’S KEEPING HR AWAKE AT NIGHT

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Dec 04, 2018

As a HR software brand, it would be easy to become blinkered by the industry’s technology-related topics only. But given businesses seek automation to improve their efficiencies, tackle challenges and help teams work smarter it would be short-sighted to not look at the wider challenges of the ...

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3 Ways to Revamp Your Hiring Process in 2019 3 WAYS TO REVAMP YOUR HIRING PROCESS IN 2019

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Dec 03, 2018

With the end of the year approaching, hiring managers and talent acquisition teams are in a crunch to utilize the remainder of their annual budget. After all – you use it, or you lose it! What better way to spend the last of your budget than on investments to improve your hiring processes in t...

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Your 2019 HR Calendar YOUR 2019 HR CALENDAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Mark your calendars, HR: it’s time to pop open the champagne and ring in 2019 without dropping the ball. Ahead of the new year, we’ve launched our free 2019 HR Calendar. From special occasions like “National Coffee Day” to important compliance deadlines, the calendar features...

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Staff Retention in the Public Sector STAFF RETENTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

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Dec 03, 2018

Staff retention is currently a hot topic across all talent management sectors. However, rarely is the issue as pertinent as it is in the NHS. With 33,000 nurses leaving last year, reports have gone as far as to say the NHS is ‘haemorrhaging’ staff, and experts have called it a ‘nat...

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Employee Engagement: Looking at the Root Challenges EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: LOOKING AT THE ROOT CHALLENGES

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

In parts two and three, we introduced two different models of employee engagement – the second model was significantly more detailed, but both models had one thing in common: they both presented employee engagement as an equation, meaning it cannot be a standalone issue. For instance, in ...

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Cloud HR Software is Now Changing the Workplace CLOUD HR SOFTWARE IS NOW CHANGING THE WORKPLACE

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Dec 02, 2018

Today, the Human Resources is no longer confined in the back-office attending to piles after piles of paperwork. Thanks to the Internet and modern technology, the HR was completely transformed into a tech-savvy department that takes advantage of cloud-based software to hire, manage time-offs and con...

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TOP RECRUITING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019 TOP RECRUITING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Nov 30, 2018

Why do you think it might be vital for you to watch out for the recruitment trends of  2019? Is it because your job is to hire or it is because you are looking out for a new job shift? Whatever the reason might be these trends are sure to create a buzz in the recruitment industry in the years t...

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Everyone benefits: Ethical employee perks EVERYONE BENEFITS: ETHICAL EMPLOYEE PERKS

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Nov 30, 2018

HR forums are awash with talk of how a growing base of employees – in particular younger people – value working for an organisation that has a strong sense of purpose and ethics, and how employers must pay heed to this if they hope to attract and retain top talent. Yet the desire among e...

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Building Relationships at Work: A Key in Lowering Turnover Rates BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK: A KEY IN LOWERING TURNOVER RATES

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Nov 29, 2018

Strong work relationships help companies reach goals and keep employees happy. But how can businesses encourage building relationships at work? You can start with these three simple questions. Why is building relationships at work beneficial? It’s a no-brainer that working with people you like...

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InterContinental Hotels Group: Helping our hiring managers hire INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP: HELPING OUR HIRING MANAGERS HIRE

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Nov 29, 2018

HR Grapevine recently met with Siobhan Thomas, Global Talent Acquisition Director at IHG, to discuss the strategic decisions the company has made in the last 12 months, notably managing change around their applicant tracking system and how this has affected their ability to attract talent.

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Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid And Foster A Great Company Culture COMMON HIRING MISTAKES TO AVOID AND FOSTER A GREAT COMPANY CULTURE

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Nov 28, 2018

Building a strong, inclusive company culture is all about finding the right people to come together and be a team. It can be challenging for HR professionals and hiring managers to assess whether or not someone will be a good fit, not only for the role but also with the other employees. Hiring the w...

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Top 6 HR Trends For 2019 TOP 6 HR TRENDS FOR 2019

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Nov 28, 2018

In the past, HR department has focused mainly on automation of processes and integrated solutions. With the changing dynamics at workplace, the emphasis is now more on improving Employee Experience (EX) and keeping the workforce motivated and satisfied. Higher productivity, better workforce engageme...

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Eight Tips For Hiring A Cross-Culturally Diverse Workforce EIGHT TIPS FOR HIRING A CROSS-CULTURALLY DIVERSE WORKFORCE

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Nov 28, 2018

Here’s a truth no one wants to acknowledge: If you’re not hiring a cross-culturally diverse workforce, you’re probably working hard not to even if you don’t realize it. Think about it. The population is culturally diverse. Even in a place that’s racially homogenous...

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Developing the Next Generation of Leaders Through Executive Coaching DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS THROUGH EXECUTIVE COACHING

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Nov 27, 2018

Leadership development, as a process, lasts through the life cycle of one’s career - it's a true journey. True leaders are consistently engaged in a path of potential self-discovery, enrichment, and team empowerment, and as all great leaders would admit, the path is never linear nor predic...

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Questions to Ask Your Benefits Partners After Open Enrollment QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR BENEFITS PARTNERS AFTER OPEN ENROLLMENT

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Nov 27, 2018

Another open enrollment season is winding down. Before this year fades too far into the past, turn to your benefits partners to help you take stock of how open enrollment went. Benefits partners provide critical, strategic support to your HR teams communicating with employees, rolling out new techno...

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How to Ask the Right Employee Survey Questions HOW TO ASK THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE SURVEY QUESTIONS

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Nov 27, 2018

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports tha...

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Step Up Your Game with Real-Time Recruiting Analytics Dashboard STEP UP YOUR GAME WITH REAL-TIME RECRUITING ANALYTICS DASHBOARD

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Nov 27, 2018

A recruiter’s value to an organization is measured by the number of open jobs they can fill and how quickly they can fill them. When positions go unfilled, organizations lose money – bottom line. So even while candidate engagement and quality of hire grow in importance, recruiting is sti...

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How Manufacturers Are Evolving to Recruit and Engage New Talent HOW MANUFACTURERS ARE EVOLVING TO RECRUIT AND ENGAGE NEW TALENT

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Nov 27, 2018

While smart companies of all types are investing more resources in worker engagement and development than ever, many manufacturers remain a step behind. In fact, Lisa Ryan, an employee engagement and retention expert with a background in the manufacturing and welding industries, says she still encou...

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IT recruiting: Why you should involve your sales representative IT RECRUITING: WHY YOU SHOULD INVOLVE YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE

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Nov 27, 2018

Recruiting for your team is exciting, as you reach out to and interview various candidates who can help improve and shape your business. However, it never hurts to have a second opinion to support your decision. When hiring for your IT department, it’s important everyone in the business has an...

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Recruitment Best Practices: 4 Expert Tips RECRUITMENT BEST PRACTICES: 4 EXPERT TIPS

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Nov 26, 2018

There are many factors at play when recruiting new candidates to join your team. It can be a challenging process to narrow the selection and ensure each qualified candidate has a fair chance. That’s why we asked our experts about recruitment best practices. Here are their four tips: 1. Limit T...

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Best Security Practices When Hiring Temps for the Payroll Department BEST SECURITY PRACTICES WHEN HIRING TEMPS FOR THE PAYROLL DEPARTMENT

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Nov 26, 2018

Hiring temps can provide businesses with myriad advantages; In addition to the costs associated with recruiting and hiring employees directly, organizations utilizing temps also have the ability to staff up or down quickly as the demands of the organization change. But what should organizations keep...

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Employee Engagement: Time to Put in the Work EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: TIME TO PUT IN THE WORK

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Nov 26, 2018

At this point, we’ve shared two different models that will help organizations optimize their workplace and their people for total employee engagement. However, even the best laid plans often go awry. That said, we’ve broken down these models of employee engagement into actionable st...

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How HR Bots are Changing the Human Resources Industry HOW HR BOTS ARE CHANGING THE HUMAN RESOURCES INDUSTRY

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Nov 25, 2018

Despite fears that machines will take over the world and kick us out, Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. Chatbots and AI are becoming household names as its technology improves. And big and small enterprises are now taking notice. In fact, in five years’ time, CEOs are looking at chatbot...

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN L&D: A CULTURE OF INNOVATION & REMODELLING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN L&D: A CULTURE OF INNOVATION & REMODELLING

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Nov 23, 2018

The world of technology is changing at an unprecedented speed, leading to extensive and fundamental transformations. Thus, change is becoming the most talked-about topic across the globe in the field of technology today. When there are so many evolutions going on across the hemisphere, why do you th...

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Encourage Employees To Take Leadership Training ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO TAKE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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Nov 23, 2018

Turning your unskilled workers into the dedicated, well-trained leaders of the future is an essential step for any company trying to make it into the big leagues. Nonetheless, even the best HR managers and savviest small business owners oftentimes struggle when it comes to encouraging employees to e...

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The best HR reports to produce for your business THE BEST HR REPORTS TO PRODUCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Nov 23, 2018

So, you want to start producing useful insights that will help your business grow, but you don’t know what the best HR reports are, or where to start with them? I asked a few experts, and today, we’re going to be exploring some of the best HR reports that could help you take meaningful a...

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Why it WHY IT'S TIME TO HUMANISE THE WORKPLACE

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Nov 23, 2018

Mental health seems to be top of the HR agenda at the moment. This is thanks in part to the efforts of Prince William and others who have opened up about their own battles with mental health and launched initiatives to tackle the issue. Importantly, many of these initiatives focus on the nature of o...

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The Place Where Recruiters Gather THE PLACE WHERE RECRUITERS GATHER

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Nov 21, 2018

In the current age of technology, everywhere you turn, companies are offering mobile apps, smart gadgets and innumerable other ways to stay connected. That’s why it is so important for recruiters to understand that they can no longer simply rely on traditional recruiting methods to engage the ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Focus On Employer Branding For 2019 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON EMPLOYER BRANDING FOR 2019

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Nov 21, 2018

I'm sure by now if you are working in recruitment you have heard of the term 'employer branding'. But what exactly does it mean? For many people, it means various things, but to simplify it, it is how your company promotes itself in a unique way to attract talent. This may be through sto...

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How to Create an Effective Onboarding Program HOW TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE ONBOARDING PROGRAM

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Nov 21, 2018

Now more than ever, employers are examining and expanding their engagement and retention efforts in order to remain competitive in their respective industries. With approximately 60 to 70 percent of all separations being voluntary, employers are reshaping the employee lifecycle to ensure their teams...

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Making the most of performance reviews MAKING THE MOST OF PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

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Nov 21, 2018

The last quarter of the year is the time when many organisations start to plan for or even kick off – their annual round of performance reviews. It can be a challenging and frustrating time for HR. Managers often have to be pursued relentlessly to put appraisal dates in their diaries and don&r...

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How Do You Onboard New Sales Hires In A Dispersed Sales Model HOW DO YOU ONBOARD NEW SALES HIRES IN A DISPERSED SALES MODEL

blog article

Nov 21, 2018

Imagine a scenario where your team is growing. You have inside reps, you have outside reps, all over the country. Does this sound like you? Because if it does, then this article is definitely for you. Now, we all know you can't fly cohorts into HQ all the time. It starts to get expensive. You ca...

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Talent Acquisition Analytics: What it is & Why it Matters TALENT ACQUISITION ANALYTICS: WHAT IT IS & WHY IT MATTERS

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

If you’re interested in talent acquisition analytics and why it matters, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will explain what talent acquisition analytics is, how it can help your company make the right hiring decisions, and what you need to do in order to take full advantage...

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HR’s Guide to Pre-Boarding: 10 To-Dos Before an Employee’s First Day HR’S GUIDE TO PRE-BOARDING: 10 TO-DOS BEFORE AN EMPLOYEE’S FIRST DAY

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

Accepting a job offer can be an exciting, albeit anxiety-inducing, life event. Leaving behind a familiar role and team to dive into a new company can be overwhelming, but HR can help make the transition much smoother. Perfecting the employee experience at all stages of the employee lifecycle is...

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Addressing resistance to performance appraisals ADDRESSING RESISTANCE TO PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

It is common for us in HR to be the recipients of general grumbles about performance appraisals. However, as is the case with our health, resolving the issue may require some careful diagnosis if we are to achieve a long-term solution and not simply divert or mask the symptoms. Here are some example...

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6 Ways To Show Appreciation to Employees 6 WAYS TO SHOW APPRECIATION TO EMPLOYEES

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

What better time is there to show appreciation for your employees than during the holiday season? Thanksgiving is the perfect reminder to communicate gratitude to friends and family– but it doesn’t have to stop there. Bring that positive feedback to the office with these 6 ways to show a...

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3 examples of how people analytics making HR data-driven 3 EXAMPLES OF HOW PEOPLE ANALYTICS MAKING HR DATA-DRIVEN

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

People analytics is maturing fast. The past few years have seen a staggering growth in the adoption of people analytics for companies around the world, ranging from 45% to 120%. Organizations no longer see people analytics as separate from HR, but as an integral part of HR. Data-savvy HR profes...

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Why Emotional Intelligence Is Important When Hiring Top Talent WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS IMPORTANT WHEN HIRING TOP TALENT

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

Many out there might be familiar with the term IQ. People with a high IQ would be deemed intelligent. But is someone’s IQ the main component when looking at someone’s intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is equally as important in recruitment. As a recruiter, it’s important to...

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Cultivate a Culture of Gratitude in Your Workplace CULTIVATE A CULTURE OF GRATITUDE IN YOUR WORKPLACE

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

STOP - take a moment to remember what has been the most memorable thank you that you have received?  Let me guess, you have saved a memory of this event on your personal hard-drive, kept an item, note or card and you now are also donning a smile as you remember. There is science behind the side...

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What You Need to Know Before Changing Payroll Schedules WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE CHANGING PAYROLL SCHEDULES

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

Changing payroll schedules is not trivial a trivial task; from pay periods to different types of employee schedules, there are many things to consider. Take a look at the what, when, and how of shifting payroll schedules for your business. If you’re changing from a semi-monthly payroll to...

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Encourage Employees To Take Leadership Training ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO TAKE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

blog article

Nov 18, 2018

urning your unskilled workers into the dedicated, well-trained leaders of the future is an essential step for any company trying to make it into the big leagues. Nonetheless, even the best HR managers and savviest small business owners oftentimes struggle when it comes to encouraging employees to em...

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Bring Top Talent Into Your Hiring Funnel With an Applicant Tracking System BRING TOP TALENT INTO YOUR HIRING FUNNEL WITH AN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

The hiring funnel is more complex today than it used to be. Recruiting top talent requires more than running a couple of classified ads, conducting interviews and picking a candidate. When you want the best of the best, an applicant tracking system is the key to finding new hires and bringing them o...

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Glassdoor Launch New Recruitment Experience GLASSDOOR LAUNCH NEW RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

At SocialTalent, we know that recruitment news travels fast. With the hustle and bustle of working life, it can be hard to keep track of the latest news and trends in the world of hiring. That’s why every Friday we bring you the latest innovations, breakthroughs and big news in our industry. M...

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Why communicating employee benefits is important WHY COMMUNICATING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IS IMPORTANT

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

enenden Health has conducted research with full-time and part-time employees, across a range of sectors and regions, to understand: the challenges of balancing work with family and caring commitments: the impacts these challenges have on employees and their employers, what employers could be doing t...

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5 ways a strategic approach to HR supports growth 5 WAYS A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO HR SUPPORTS GROWTH

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

Despite the doom and gloom of the Brexit headlines, there are actually some encouraging trends in the wider economy. There has been sustained growth in the total business population, with increases of 2.2m (+64%) since 2000, for example¹, and the Institute of Economic Affairs has reported that ...

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How To Measure The Effectiveness Of Your Sales Onboarding Program HOW TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR SALES ONBOARDING PROGRAM

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

How do you measure the effectiveness of your sales onboarding program? What are the metrics you want to show to prove that what you're doing from an onboarding and training perspective is actually having an impact on the business? You might have a long ramp time. Maybe you want to show that you&...

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Test and Track Online Corporate Compliance Training the Right Way TEST AND TRACK ONLINE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE TRAINING THE RIGHT WAY

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

Compliance policies go a long way in establishing the reputation for your organization. It is of utmost importance that your employees adhere to compliance policies to uphold your organization’s credibility. Compliance training aims to avoid or detect breaches that could lead your organization...

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Five Generations: Opportunities For Cross-Cultural Awareness Training In The Workplace FIVE GENERATIONS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CROSS-CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

I looked around the other day and realized that RW3 CultureWizard is one of those workplaces that has five generations! I was surprised because I hadn’t fully realized how generationally diverse we are. And it suddenly occurred to me that working with five generations side-by-side presents exa...

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MEASURING THE IMMEASURABLE – THE REAL ROI OF HR TECHNOLOGY MEASURING THE IMMEASURABLE – THE REAL ROI OF HR TECHNOLOGY

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

For measuring the success of any business endeavor, defined and tangible ROI is a must. But when it comes to HR Technology, measuring these results gets difficult as it is considered one of the ‘softer functions’ and the returns are majorly long-term and intangible. In fact, it is often ...

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HR Terms and Acronyms Everyone Should Know HR TERMS AND ACRONYMS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

If you’re not an HR professional, becoming a walking dictionary of HR terms probably isn’t high on your priority list. HR is evolving, too and the latest HR jargon isn’t something you’re likely to pick up around the water cooler (unless your water cooler is in the BambooHR of...

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How to Calculate Your Employee Engagement ROI HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ROI

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission. Or accord...

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Risk-free implementation for your HR software RISK-FREE IMPLEMENTATION FOR YOUR HR SOFTWARE

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

You’ve selected your HR software, now comes the task of implementing it. I’m often asked “how can I be sure to get this part right?” Part of the answer actually lies in the preparation you have done during the selection process, which will indicate your current state of readi...

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3 signs you need to invest in employee training 3 SIGNS YOU NEED TO INVEST IN EMPLOYEE TRAINING

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

Remaining successful in today’s business environment means that you need to be agile: operate 2X faster and 2X smarter than your closest competitor.  This translates to having better teams: with more hands-on experience, shorter learning curve and higher motivation to perform. Clearly, su...

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9 Payroll Reports You Might Want to Bookmark 9 PAYROLL REPORTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO BOOKMARK

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

If you run a business or head up payroll for an organization, you may be wondering how to streamline payroll tracking and analytics. It’s critical for companies to monitor payroll details, labor reports, tax liability, and deduction information to effectively manage cash flow. What’s the...

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Amazing Recruiting Tools Every Hiring Manager Needs AMAZING RECRUITING TOOLS EVERY HIRING MANAGER NEEDS

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

The cost of hiring a new employee is about $4,000 and takes about 42 days (that time is a cost of its own). Yet, if you’re in charge of hiring, you don’t need anyone to tell you the costs of finding employees. You know it first hand. You’re probably shelling out money to pay for jo...

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The need for speed: 5 keys for effective eLearning THE NEED FOR SPEED: 5 KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE ELEARNING

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Did your description include adjectives like rapid, efficient, or speedy? If not, it probably should. To keep pace with the demands of the 21st-century workforce, training programs must do a lot more and meet those demands in the blink of an eye. A recent conversation I had with the CEO of a tech co...

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Recruiting in the Digital Era RECRUITING IN THE DIGITAL ERA

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

In the recruiting world, the career site operates as the sun - the center of your social universe. All other platforms, tools and technologies revolve around the sun, and the ultimate goal is to drive those candidates to the conversion act, which means they either apply for the job or they join your...

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6 Tips for Hiring Talent for Your Nonprofit 6 TIPS FOR HIRING TALENT FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Hiring new talent for your nonprofit can be exciting, and nerve-racking! This is a process that your team needs to devote significant time and attention to. Here are 6 tips and suggestions to make sure this process runs smoothly: You could search forever and still never find the “perfect&...

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Culture is What Motivates and Retains Talented Employees CULTURE IS WHAT MOTIVATES AND RETAINS TALENTED EMPLOYEES

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Culture is what motivates and retains talented employees. Every decision your organization makes strengthens or weakens your culture, and a healthy workplace culture one that is fair, inclusive, high-functioning and free from harassment is a critical business asset and force multiplier. At Booz Alle...

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20 Mistakes to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Candidate 20 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN INTERVIEWING A JOB CANDIDATE

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Here are 20 mistakes you need to avoid when interviewing a job candidate. These are common mistakes most interviewers are guilty of. However, if you want to be a good interviewer and provide a great candidate experience, you should stop doing these mistakes! How to master the skill of conducting job...

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A Step by Step Guide to Employee Appreciation A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Officially, Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in March. But we know that employee retention and job satisfaction improve when your workers feel the love all year long. Employee attrition and retention are major problems in just about every industry. According...

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WorkTrends: How to Manage the Modern Workforce WORKTRENDS: HOW TO MANAGE THE MODERN WORKFORCE

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

On this episode of WorkTrends we’re thinking through a very common challenge these days: successfully managing the modern workforce. How do you stay connected with your team and give people the tools they need to be successful? We hear from Sean Jackson, a former Marine who’s on a missio...

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How to Build Employee Incentive Programs that Work HOW TO BUILD EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

Why do your employees do what they do? It’s not an easy question to answer, sometimes not even for the employees in question. Yet understanding the many factors that motivate your employees is the first step to implementing effective employee incentive programs in your organization. At th...

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4 Employee Development Suggestions 4 EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SUGGESTIONS

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it’s more important than ever to foster employee development. Employers who encourage learning and growth among employees have high-performing, happier teams as well as lower turnover rates. Supporting employee development is shown to improve job s...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

We live in a time where talent mobility, technology, and a changing workforce has had a significant impact on the way organizations operate. People are looking for an environment with meaningful work, a good organizational and job fit, and strong leadership. In organizations like that, employee rete...

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3 Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Company Besides Recruiting 3 WAYS LINKEDIN CAN HELP YOUR COMPANY BESIDES RECRUITING

blog article

Nov 08, 2018

LinkedIn has become one of the most important tools for HR department recruiters. Nearly nine in 10 recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, over twice as many who use Facebook, a Jobvite survey found. LinkedIn provides an efficient, affordable way to find, contact, and screen qualified...

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HR in the charity sector – insight from the front line HR IN THE CHARITY SECTOR – INSIGHT FROM THE FRONT LINE

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

Talk to HR practitioners working in the third sector, however, and a very different picture emerges. To start with, not all charities are created equal and while there may be some that are struggling to move into the 21st century, there are many others with a highly professional approach, where inno...

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How Learning Impacts Engagement and Productivity HOW LEARNING IMPACTS ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

As companies invest more in Learning & Development (L&D), it’s becoming increasingly important to measure and track the return on investment. That’s why Udemy for Business surveyed L&D and HR leaders to better understand how organizations are proving the ROI of learning and h...

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HR’s Role in Boosting Social Mobility HR’S ROLE IN BOOSTING SOCIAL MOBILITY

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

In its latest social mobility report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that the poorest pupils in the UK were more unhappy and discouraged than in any other developed country other than Turkey: fewer than one in six feel ‘resilient’, ‘satisfie...

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Can you survey employee engagement CAN YOU SURVEY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

Mentioning the phrase ‘employee engagement’ seems to bring an army of over-enthusiastic HR consultants crawling out of the woodwork. They will eagerly tell you how to increase employee engagement, and they will happily charge you an arm and a leg for the privilege. But you can only incre...

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Engaging Employees in the Development of Solutions ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

In a world where sharing feedback on companies online is so easy, companies continue to be faced with a large problem: How do we become the employer of choice in our industry? The answer to the question is not found within the industry or in what competitors are doing it’s found with the emplo...

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The Importance of Recruitment Marketing in Talent Attraction THE IMPORTANCE OF RECRUITMENT MARKETING IN TALENT ATTRACTION

blog article

Nov 05, 2018

Sixty-two percent of recruiters say their job is more difficult today than it was a year ago, continuing an ongoing trend as two-thirds (67 percent) say their job is more difficult than it was five years ago. Additionally, 59 percent of respondents say it is more difficult to get quality candidates ...

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11 Mistakes Millennials Should Avoid During Job Interviews 11 MISTAKES MILLENNIALS SHOULD AVOID DURING JOB INTERVIEWS

blog article

Nov 05, 2018

Millennials represent a demographic cohort that are generally agreed to be born between 1983 and 1999. The generation has certain traits that make them distinct from the previous Generation X and Baby Boomers. As of 2018, millennials represent the largest generation in the Indian workforce. If you a...

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6 Steps to Successful Employee Engagement Action Planning 6 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ACTION PLANNING

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

Actions are more revealing of one’s true character since it’s easy to say things or make promises, but it takes effort to do things and follow through. Can’t argue that one penned by the folks at Farlex and freedictionary.com. What your organization does or doesn’t do after a...

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The 10 Steps to the Perfect Employee Experience Strategy THE 10 STEPS TO THE PERFECT EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE STRATEGY

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

According to Kelly Keegan, Senior Director of People here at SnackNation, “Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in the last 18 years. Companies have to change their approach. When it comes to recruiting. We’re not just vetting talent anymore. We have to court talent.” That&rs...

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How blockchain will change the future of HRs and recruitment HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE OF HRS AND RECRUITMENT

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

Financial transactions and the contracts and proper records of them are the most important and defining structures in our economy. They govern almost everything, from interactions between nations and various other massive sectors to the establishment and verification of identities and chronicle even...

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Onboarding is Now Part of Recruiting ONBOARDING IS NOW PART OF RECRUITING

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

Onboarding is the bridge between the handshake at the end of a successful final interview and the new hire’s first day on the job, and it’s your chance to make a good first impression on your newly hired employees. Onboarding isn’t just your workplace’s “welcome wagon,&...

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How Your Recruitment Software Impacts your Recruiting HOW YOUR RECRUITMENT SOFTWARE IMPACTS YOUR RECRUITING

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

Scouting for and securing top talent is likely a priority for your company, but the rules of engagement have changed. For one thing, low unemployment has made HR a sellers’ market, with job candidates rather than employers in the driver’s seat. For another, finding a good fit for your or...

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The Ultimate Employee Engagement Action Plan in 6 Simple Steps THE ULTIMATE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ACTION PLAN IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

According to Gallup research, companies that ranked the highest levels of employee engagement were 22% more profitable and 21% more productive than those that ranked the lowest levels. When employees are engaged at work, morale is higher, they’re absent less often and they’re more produc...

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Investigating the Advantages of Outsourcing Payroll INVESTIGATING THE ADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING PAYROLL

blog article

Nov 01, 2018

As fulfilled and engaged as your employees may be with their jobs, if they have any issues with their paychecks, it won’t take long for them to become frustrated. Some companies have dedicated payroll departments and others find it useful to outsource this process to one of many companies that...

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Building Disability Confident Recruiters BUILDING DISABILITY CONFIDENT RECRUITERS

blog article

Nov 01, 2018

This is a guest blog from Morgan Lobb, CEO and Founder of Vercida. Recent news that the government is offering a £4.2 million fund to help get disabled people into work is indicative of a growing realisation that disabled individuals are a valuable yet untapped talent pool. However, while the ...

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Key Dates to Remember for Year-End Payroll KEY DATES TO REMEMBER FOR YEAR-END PAYROLL

blog article

Nov 01, 2018

For HR and payroll professionals, the holiday season means a whole lot more than gingerbread and mistletoe. The transition between years brings tax deadlines, ACA reporting requirements, bank holidays, and more. This year, ring in 2019 with confidence by keeping the below dates in mind. While t...

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Attract Talent and Encourage Retention with a Strategic Compensation Plan ATTRACT TALENT AND ENCOURAGE RETENTION WITH A STRATEGIC COMPENSATION PLAN

blog article

Oct 31, 2018

How can an organization create a compensation plan that will allow it to attract, retain, and motivate the talent necessary to carry out its mission? Employee compensation is a significant portion of any business’s operating expense, but an effectively constructed compensation strategy can do ...

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How HR Programs Can Foster Employee Engagement During Tough Times HOW HR PROGRAMS CAN FOSTER EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DURING TOUGH TIMES

blog article

Oct 30, 2018

When your company is undergoing change, you already face plenty of challenges. One issue that might not make it to your short list of priorities is actually crucial: the need to maintain employee engagement. Organizational change efforts have a startling failure rate of 70 percent, and one major rea...

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The ultimate guide to employer branding strategy THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO EMPLOYER BRANDING STRATEGY

blog article

Oct 30, 2018

Plenty of recruitment ‘experts’ and hiring platforms talk about a better employer brand being the secret to attracting and retaining great people in an increasingly competitive hiring market. But what exactly is an ‘employer brand’? How do you know what your organisation&rsqu...

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Why it’s crucial HR has the board’s buy in WHY IT’S CRUCIAL HR HAS THE BOARD’S BUY IN

blog article

Oct 29, 2018

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘a company is only as good as its people’ and it’s true. But who is responsible for recruiting, building and maintaining a strong workforce? This lies with HR. In fact, if you look around, what do nearly all successful organisations have in common?...

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HR Basics for Startups HR BASICS FOR STARTUPS

blog article

Oct 29, 2018

Human Resources encompasses all things relating to the recruitment, support and training of employees within a business. With little time and resources, it can be easy to put off HR responsibilities but if you ignore the HR basics in the very beginning, your business may be negatively affected. Nurt...

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7 Tactical Changes You Can Make to Scale Your High Volume Hiring 7 TACTICAL CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE TO SCALE YOUR HIGH VOLUME HIRING

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Oct 25, 2018

High-volume hiring the one-stop-shop concept of filling 250 or more open positions is a numbers game. As such, it must rely heavily on technologies that scout expansively and entice massive amounts of job candidates. The simplistic two-pronged obstacle is that the need to hire hundreds of staff does...

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How to customise learning programmes for every employee HOW TO CUSTOMISE LEARNING PROGRAMMES FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE

blog article

Oct 25, 2018

Did you know that, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report, 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if the organisation invested in career development? Yet the same report found that employers are struggling to get people engaged with these opportunities. If this sounds ...

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Tackling the hidden HR problem of non-boarding TACKLING THE HIDDEN HR PROBLEM OF NON-BOARDING

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Oct 24, 2018

Onboarding is a critical part of the hiring process. It starts the moment a job offer has been accepted and covers all of the tasks that are required to ensure they become integrated into the organisation. Contracts need to be signed, references checked, policies shared and all the administrative ar...

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What Is Strategic HR & How To Achieve It WHAT IS STRATEGIC HR & HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

blog article

Oct 23, 2018

The first step to learning any new concept is to define it. So, let’s define an important question that many organizations are now asking: what is strategic HR? what does it mean to shift from administrative HR to strategic HR? The long answer to this question would take reading 75 percent of ...

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Candidate Experience: The Importance of Developing a Strategy CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING A STRATEGY

blog article

Oct 23, 2018

We’ve talked before about the need for organizations to have a defined candidate experience. But what does that mean? The “candidate experience” includes all of the touchpoints that a candidate experiences from the time they discover the company until they learn whether they’...

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