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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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Powering Organizational Success Through Culture POWERING ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS THROUGH CULTURE

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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Creating High-Performance Teams CREATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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Tracking Employee Life Cycle TRACKING EMPLOYEE LIFE CYCLE

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 04, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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The Value of Compassionate Offboarding THE VALUE OF COMPASSIONATE OFFBOARDING

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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4 Key Workplace Safety Tips 4 KEY WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 13, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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PURPOSE OR PASSION? PURPOSE OR PASSION?

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Jul 10, 2019

THE KEY QUESTION IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH

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

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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8 Creative Summer Workplace Perks 8 CREATIVE SUMMER WORKPLACE PERKS

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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HR Made Simple HR MADE SIMPLE

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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6 Creative Employee Onboarding Ideas 6 CREATIVE EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING IDEAS

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 23, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 16, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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7 Tips for Efficient Learning 7 TIPS FOR EFFICIENT LEARNING

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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How AI Can Transform Recruiting HOW AI CAN TRANSFORM RECRUITING

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 09, 2019

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

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

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Jun 09, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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4 Hot Topics in HR 4 HOT TOPICS IN HR

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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

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May 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 26, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 22, 2019

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

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

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Apr 22, 2019

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

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

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Apr 21, 2019

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

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

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Apr 20, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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The Changing World Of HR THE CHANGING WORLD OF HR

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR 3 BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING HR

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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The Problem With Disgruntled Employees THE PROBLEM WITH DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 07, 2019

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

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HR’s role in M&A HR’S ROLE IN M&A

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Apr 06, 2019

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

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

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Apr 06, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

blog article

Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 31, 2019

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

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

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Mar 31, 2019

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

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

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Mar 30, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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How to Improve Employee Satisfaction HOW TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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Improving Your HR Department IMPROVING YOUR HR DEPARTMENT

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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Engaging Employees through HRMS ENGAGING EMPLOYEES THROUGH HRMS

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 14, 2019

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

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VR in HR VR IN HR

blog article

Mar 13, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 13, 2019

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

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EMBRACING CELLPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE EMBRACING CELLPHONES IN THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 11, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 11, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 08, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

blog article

Mar 07, 2019

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

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