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Your company may be stuck in a rut and not expanding the way it should because of a talent gap. If you're having trouble hiring and retaining workers with the skills you need, it ...
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Corporate HR departments oversee compensation and benefits packages, talent management processes, incentives and professional development initiatives. These are all standard ...
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is a program formed by President Obama in 2012. Through this program, individuals who arrived in the United States as minors ...
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the millennial generation outnumbers the popular baby boomer generation by millions, so it's no surprise that millennials get a great deal of ...
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Many companies use diversity and inclusion training to try to foster a more respectful and productive workplace. However, it's easy for diversity training to become something that ...
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When a position opens up in your company, the human resources department faces a common dilemma: promote existing employees and provide training, or hire someone with the skills ...
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If you don't have a standard process to welcome new employees and orient them to their new gig, you should probably rethink the way you provide orientation and training. New ...
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Human resources should lead the way when it comes to diversifying your workplace. However, caring and passion aren't enough to drive your diversity efforts. You should approach ...
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Human resources departments exist to make life easier for the people working within a company. That's why HR communications are so vitally important when it comes to engaging with ...
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Millennials are taking over the American workforce, as of 2017. That means companies must provide benefits that attract younger employees if they want top talent coming out of ...
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Giving constructive feedback doesn't just mean providing a performance review once a year about an employee's conduct, what he could do better or how good he is at adapting to the ...
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Your employees are the lifeblood of your business. Maintaining a solid, consistent team is absolutely the key to fostering a sense of community and keeping day-to-day operations ...
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While your company's slogan, mission statement and office perks may reflect your company culture, it's the daily practices and behaviors affecting your employees that truly define ...
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Gender diversity is a crucial issue for companies that want to eliminate discrimination and encourage equality. According to a 2015 report by the Pew Research Center, only 5.4 ...
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Despite laws in place since the 1960s, men still make more than women in the average American workplace. Harvard Business Review sought to examine the gender wage gap using U.S. ...
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In 2017, it's becoming increasingly common to hear of job vacancies that sit unfilled for years. This is just one example of how the skills gap is reducing business productivity ...
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Ask the majority of company leaders how they foster inclusive cultures, and they're sure to mention recruitment quotas and compliance policies. Most diversity programs focus on ...
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Professional feedback plays an important role in the workplace; it helps workers assess their performance and adjust their strategy accordingly. When it's given incorrectly, ...
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The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 involves some major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing workers in the private sector to receive paid time off instead ...
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According to the Pew Research Center, as of mid-2015, millennials have surpassed Generation X as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Learning how to manage millennials ...
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While it's common for employers to conduct background checks on full-time employees, a study from HireRight reveals that many companies are performing checks on freelance ...
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From hour-long waits to unprepared interviewers, nearly every job seeker has horror stories about rude recruiters. Over the years, employers have forgotten that recruitment is ...
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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn't just about meeting quotas. It's good business sense, and the best companies in the world realize that. However, your personal agenda ...
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Corporate diversity has long been a subject of debate and desired change, but for many companies, progress has been slow. This highlights the need for more workplace diversity ...
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From the middle of March to early April, Americans all over the nation become obsessed with basketball. March Madness is an event where teams in the NCAA Division I compete ...
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Employers and staff alike have reasons to worry about workplace stress. For employees, long-term stress can lead to burn out and health problems; businesses lose when stress at ...
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Artificial intelligence remains a hot topic among many tech companies, and human resources departments stand to gain a lot of from this trend in 2017. Companies continue to expand ...
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In an attempt to solve perceived immigration issues, the Trump administration promises to overhaul the H-1B visa program. This program, favored by big tech companies, allows ...
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When it comes to leadership development, employers have a looming dilemma ahead. Many millennials who are advancing toward leadership roles aren't sticking around to benefit their ...
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Job seekers in 2017 have different motivations than those in previous generations. According to research, these job seekers want to be respected, recognized, and rewarded by their ...
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Are you a parent of a millennial? Do you wonder how to effectively communicate with this younger generation in the workplace? Learn to engage millennials in the right way without ...
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Although encountering an applicant tracking system is a reality of the technological age in which we live, you might be surprised to learn that nearly two-thirds of human ...
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As of 2017, the gender pay gap has been the source of much debate and questioning over the past 10 years, and is a widely-misunderstood statistic on both sides. On average, women ...
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Every company is looking for the very best employees to add to their team, and anticipated human resource trends for 2017 show a move toward better ways to do just that. Expect ...
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High potential employees, among a company’s greatest assets, are highly skilled and experienced and have the aptitude and aspirations to take their company in a positive ...
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Performance management is a key part of any organization, yet many managers do not appropriately manage employees. At some point, there has to be a change from "stop it" ...
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Workplace bullying happens at an alarming rate, but it rarely gets enough administrative attention to spur a change in organizational values. In a 2014 survey, the Workplace ...
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Workplace diversity is not a new concept, but with the changing nature of society, workforces and employees, the old-school diversity tactics companies use may not be in line with ...
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If your management team isn't proactive about nurturing star performers, don't be surprised when they move on to better opportunities. Highly engaged employees are reliable and ...
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Company culture determines a lot about an organization, from employee morale and customer satisfaction to company goals and innovative thinking. If the company culture at your ...
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While diversity is a key feature of the ideal workplace, in reality, progress has been much slower than many want to admit. How can a company make way for minority professionals ...
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The transition from military service to the civilian workplace poses challenges for veterans. Whether these candidates are struggling with the change in structure or a skills gap, ...
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Professionals often remain naive to the idea that workplace violence exists, but the harsh reality is that approximately two-million employees fall victim to violence in workplace ...
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Human resources should be on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to hiring employees and maintaining the current talent pool. Because of several trends in hiring, open ...
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The employee experience has effects that reach far beyond the individual. Happy employees are more likely to stay with the company. They also tend to be more engaged, which leads ...
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How do companies fill job vacancies in a highly competitive job market? Increasingly, the answer lies with internal talent. Even though more employers turn inward to find the best ...
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Even a business with the best and most innovative products and services in its field can't reach the heights of success without hiring great employees. When hiring, what should ...
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Are you aware of a cultural war in the American workplace? Cultural dynamics in the United States are changing, and the modern workplace is one battleground where these changes ...
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When high-performing employees leave for better job opportunities, it's easy for employers to assume they're simply chasing bigger paychecks. However, most employees value ...
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The culture of your company is defined by the people who interact within it; it's your organization's personality, traditions, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. Some may see ...
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No company wants to eat the cost of employee turnover. Not only does it lose out on productivity, talent and the cost of training new employees, but losing employees left and ...
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Countless employers have solid unpaid internship programs for recent college graduates seeking to enter the job market. Unfortunately, there are also many employers who take ...
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As technology quickly evolves and advances, human resources practices must transform to keep up with recruiting trends. For companies, staying abreast of these technology and ...
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To any employee who faces a hectic morning commute just to spend eight hours trapped in front of a monitor in an office cubicle, the idea of a work from home position sounds like ...
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The human resources department performs vital functions for employers, including setting hiring budgets, creating benefits packages, posting jobs and recruiting top talent. One ...
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Part of the mission of contemporary human resources departments is to monitor, maintain and improve employee engagement. Especially when the labor market becomes highly ...
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Employee wellness is more than a new-age concept. For business owners, it can translate to cold, hard cash. In fact, according to the 2016 AFLAC Workforces Report, the vast ...
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Spurred by negative stereotypes of millennials, some employers may be reluctant to recruit and promote young workers, who could otherwise be valuable assets to their companies. ...
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It is customary for employers to expect notice when an employee resigns. However, depending upon the company culture, some employees hold off on delivering the news of an ...
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By nature, political debates put a spotlight on personal differences and inspire passionate disagreements that can quickly change from polite to volatile. Keeping politics out of ...
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revised its pregnancy-related limitations rules after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Young vs. UPS in 2015. The court ruled that ...
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Employee burnout is a serious problem for fast-paced, high-stress companies. It can reduce productivity, increase health care and sick-day costs, and damage morale. The problem ...
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As many as 70 percent of all startups fail within their first 10 years, and even companies that survive beyond that point face daily challenges from competition and technological ...
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The stereotype that millennial employees are entitled and lazy has unjustly impacted the workforce; in fact, these hardworking individuals are making changes that employers are ...
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A wellness program has a variety of benefits for your human resources department, including reduced sick days and lower insurance costs. What's more, research by Towers Watson and ...
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In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor released new overtime rules that increase the threshold for workers to earn overtime pay, or time and a half, for time worked beyond 40 ...
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Maintaining files, paperwork and information on employees is one of the major functions of human resources. Companies should keep paperwork on potential hires as well, even though ...
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One key to better hires through HR is a thorough vetting process that checks references, looks into college degrees and investigates someone's Web presence. However, picking out a ...
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The American Association of University Women released a study regarding what practical steps employers can take to close the leadership gender gap and put more women into ...
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As an HR executive, you expect your firm's employees will find other jobs eventually. You also realize there's a right way and a wrong way to perform a job search. The number one ...
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Action-oriented meetings can improve productivity and reduce wasted time in a busy HR department. Switching to these shorter, more focused meetings is not as easy as it seems ...
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The happiness of your employees directly impacts their productivity and ability to meet the needs of your customers. Employees who are struggling with health issues or sedentary ...
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One of the best things about working in the human resources field is that things change rapidly. If you don't like a particular trend, you just have to wait a few years for a new ...
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Much like toxic waste, deep-seated work conflicts can spread decay throughout your business environment and slowly break down productive employee relationships. Ignoring the ...
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The debate about a federal minimum wage increase heats up as election primaries near for presidential contenders. Republican candidates for president reject raising the hourly ...
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Businesses often define their company culture by their values and mission. However, hiring for the cultural fit may not always land employers the right candidate. As a job seeker, ...
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'Tis the season to show your appreciation for colleagues and clients. Unless your company has a policy prohibiting gift-giving, buying holiday gifts is a great way to thank ...
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If your company doesn't run background checks on prospective employees, you are missing out on an opportunity to avoid bad hires and protect your reputation. The right screening ...
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A wide variety of medical issues can keep an employee away from work, leaving employers to deal with an unexpected absence. Although employers should always be understanding of ...
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A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company states that 45 percent of all workforce tasks could be automated with the current levels of available technology. Although workforce ...
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Increasing the size of your remote workforce is a great way to give your employees more flexibility while decreasing your overhead. Unfortunately, working at home with minimal ...
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As a member of the human resources team, employees rely on you for good communication. Whether you are announcing a new policy or providing information about benefits, the ...
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A resurging buzzword gives a fresh take on an old problem for human resources professionals. Burnout of working parents relates to moms and dads who feel exhausted trying to ...
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In the startup world, optimizing diversity is essential for creating innovative teams that outperform their competitors. Unfortunately, many companies still have management teams ...
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Many modern companies dedicate themselves to seeking young workers, but older employees have a lot to offer. Largely underestimated, older workers often have to deal with common ...
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Forward-thinking companies are prepared to ditch the pointless resume parade to make sure the right candidate is still standing when the hiring process ends. Conventional methods ...
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Far too often, the hiring process leaves everyone involved feeling short-changed. Companies complain about the mythical talent gap while simultaneously tossing out qualified ...
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Job candidates carry the burden of failed interviews and unanswered applications even when the impressions they make on paper or in person have nothing to do with the hiring ...
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It is a complicated task to pick a manager among tons of qualified candidates, and many of those who show potential may not be right for the role. Recruiting good leaders is ...
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A comprehensive set of employee benefits, including health insurance, has the power to entice exceptional candidates and retain valuable employees. Naturally, it's important to ...
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Economists say the economy is recovering, but employers are still having a hard time finding money to hand out cash incentives. If your company is a little short on cash, you ...
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Your HR department is responsible for the safety of every employee in your company, even if you have thousands of workers. Most HR professionals know how to reduce the risk of ...
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Workplace wellness programs have become a growing trend among many companies that want to maintain and motivate their workforces with minimal impact to their bottom line. This ...
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The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in place since 1990, but some employers are still confused about how to achieve ADA compliance. These tips can help you comply with ...
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When you finally find the right employees, you don't want them to leave your company after just a few months or a year of service. If your company does not have the budget to ...
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Hiring managers are seeking candidates who can accurately display their skills and experience. A well-written cover letter is often what moves candidates up the ranks during the ...
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Even though the labor market continues to make gains with higher wages, low unemployment and manufacturing growth, some job seekers may simply turn down your tantalizing job ...
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Recruiters all over the United States are having difficulty finding the right candidates. Not only do many applicants lack required qualifications, it's also difficult to find ...
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Millennials are taking the workplace by storm, forcing managers and HR professionals to rethink the way they do business. Unlike baby boomers, millennials tend to do a short stint ...
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Two cases regarding unemployment benefits made news in the first half of 2015. One, from Indiana, centered upon just cause for an employee's firing based on a company's sexual ...
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Improving employee performance is a top priority for employers and managers. The productivity and profitability of a business depends on performance management strategies that ...
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Exit interviews are a valuable source of information for HR representatives and executives. Because they don't have to fear being terminated or retaliated against, departing ...
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One of the biggest HR trends of 2015 is the use of contingent workforces to fill skill gaps and keep operations running smoothly. A contingent workforce is made up of contractors, ...
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The annual employee review is a standard business tool used by most companies as a matter of practice. Most continue using this tool without questioning why. Though employee ...
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Many companies are using HR information systems to track applications, store employee data and produce HR reports. Unfortunately, some companies are behind the times when it comes ...
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Developing a company culture centered on corporate learning can be difficult, especially when a firm may invest large sums of money in the process. Despite the large initial ...
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Employees in the HR department are now seen as strategic partners instead of clerical workers who do nothing more than fill out paperwork and maintain employee files. HR ...
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When it comes to the hiring process, the Americans With Disabilities Act prevents employers from discriminating against current or prospective employees afflicted with a ...
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The peppiest people in an office never let anything get them down. These co-workers always have an optimistic outlook and a positive attitude towards work, family, friends and ...
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Companies can track employee turnover as a way to gauge how well firms keep employees and for how long. Many employers have experienced a higher-than-normal turnover rate due to ...
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Gone are the days of cold-calling potential applicants or hoping the right person applies for your job opening. Social media hiring tools reduce the amount of time it takes to ...
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Traditional wellness programs for American companies used to include annual biometric screenings, health risk assessments, gym memberships and ergonomic workstations. Workers ...
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As an HR professional, you know how much a bad hire costs your company in terms of dollars and cents. Unfortunately, they affect much more than your company's bottom line. Hiring ...
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As the economy expands and more businesses look to grow and extend their reach, accessing and hiring the best workers and getting the most out of them becomes a greater challenge. ...
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Poor employee performance can be a pervasive problem and may become contagious if it isn't dealt with promptly. The very best employees usually feel content, valued by their ...
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Remote employees can present a challenge for a human resources department. When a worker does not maintain a physical presence in the office, HR must determine how to handle ...
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In the years since Big Data made its appearance in the mainstream consciousness, individual businesses have begun to integrate it into standard operating procedures. Human ...
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Human resources departments have a variety of roles in an organization. Often, those roles include handling office complaints and mediating conflicts. When your department is ...
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Contrary to popular belief, retirement benefits are not a thing of the past. In fact, employers are offering better retirement benefits in an attempt to differentiate themselves ...
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Making good hiring decisions helps reduce turnover rates and increase productivity. Now that many job applicants are using social media, it is easier than ever to determine if an ...
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More and more employers are hopping on the health bandwagon and implementing wellness programs to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees. Workplace wellness programs ...
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Many companies have made changes in the way they do business, especially since the economic downturn of 2007. Technology has made the speed of business faster, with wireless ...
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From mergers and acquisitions to the implementation of the latest IT technology, organizational changes can take place at any time. The work needed to adjust to these changes ...
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As a human resources professional, terminating employees is likely one of your most difficult tasks, but it is necessary if you want the best employees working for your company. ...
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A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. More employers are instilling weight loss and wellness programs into the office to help employees shed excess pounds and get ...
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A number of factors can lead to workplace violence, including downsizing, professional stress and a lack of job security. The responsibility for preventing violence usually falls ...
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Many employers conduct pre-employment testing that includes an evaluation of emotional intelligence, skill-based knowledge, personality and cognitive abilities. Companies use ...
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The millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, represents the younger portion of the workforce who are ready to take over from retiring baby boomers by 2025. Although ...
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If you're responsible for writing job advertisements, you must treat each one as an opportunity to market your organization to high-quality applicants. Instead of writing a job ...
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Fighting off the urge to procrastinate is essential to help you become a more efficient human resources professional. You can use some simple methods to stop procrastinating and ...
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Employee turnover can be costly and time-consuming for any business, particularly for human resources managers who may feel like they have a constant state of hiring. Taking time ...
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In the United States, the Family Medical Leave Act requires employees to provide a minimum of 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave for mothers to take care of newborns or newly ...
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Increased demand for real estate is often a good thing, but it's actually one of the biggest HR challenges facing businesses today. Due to rising costs, many HR professionals now ...
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Years ago, when I was working with a very talented head of engineering, the fire alarm went off. While most people grabbed personal items, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed ...
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Increasing employee satisfaction is one of the best ways to reduce your turnover rate and prevent valuable employees from leaving your company. Unfortunately, many HR departments ...
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If you are responsible for recruiting new employees, you must walk a fine line between being personable and getting personally involved with applicants. Most recruiting tactics ...
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In a competitive market, human resources departments often struggle to keep their best employees. According to recent research, the key to employee retention may lie in ...
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The human resources department has one of the most important tasks in the entire organization: hiring employees. If you are new to human resources or filling in for someone during ...
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Research shows that engaged employees are more productive when they are at work, as well as having lower turnover rates. The following mobile apps can help to boost employee ...
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Many companies use job ads to find new employees, and many fail to attract the right type of talent. Consider some of the reasons why a job posting falls short in attracting prime ...
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It’s a vicious cycle and a common complaint we unfortunately hear from many frustrated candidates, “How do I get experience when employers are only hiring people that ...
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As businesses continue to experience growth, human resource departments are tasked with the job of filling the needs of the company with qualified candidates. Recruitment efforts ...
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Like any sector, human resources is rife with buzzwords. After years of enthusiastic use, these once-popular words become so diluted that they lose all meaning. What's worse, they ...
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Employers who recognize the fact that a happy employee creates a satisfied customer are on to something. Engage employees and prioritize job satisfaction by providing access and ...
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Technology continues to make humans dependent on interconnected electronic devices to accomplish daily tasks. At the office, some employees cannot get through the day without a ...
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Quitting your job can make for some awkward professional scenarios, such as explaining to your boss or co-workers why you need to leave. Even more awkward is returning to work at ...
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Preparing for the threat of data breaches is no longer just the responsibility of the IT department. Information security affects every department. From business development and ...
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Are you getting all the employee benefits you could get from your employer? According to financial planner Katie Brewer, people often don't realize when they are missing out. Here ...
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Many people found a new job in 2014 thanks to growth in the U.S. economy and huge winter holiday sales. Lower gas prices left more people with windfalls in their wallets to ...
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Surveys show that more than 50 percent of creative professionals struggle with changes in the workplace. One of the biggest challenges they face is not being properly prepared for ...
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Sitting at work may contribute to detrimental health effects such as metabolic syndrome or even obesity. Some researchers and advocates even call sitting "the new ...
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The United States does not guarantee workers paid sick leave, and over 40 percent of private sector workers do not have access to this important benefit. Many employees, ...
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Recruiting mature workers can help you enhance your company workforce. Unfortunately, many workers over 55 don't apply for certain jobs because they fear they aren't welcome or ...
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Interviews are, perhaps, the scariest part of the job application process. Nervous job candidates take hours to prepare for the big moment of face time. One question remains. Do ...
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The role of an HR analyst is to capture, analyze and report HR trends. This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to keep both managers and employees ...
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Millennials, sometimes referred to as "Generation Y," are often a subject of divisiveness in the workplace. Millennial workers as a group suffer from a public perception ...
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Although 30 to 50 percent of employees use referrals to get jobs, an employee referral is not a guarantee of a great hire. Think carefully about the pros and cons of these ...
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I recently took a trip to the movies to see the World War II thriller, “The Imitation Game” about the group of brilliant people that worked to crack the German Enigma ...
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It is common for businesses to evaluate procedures and processes on a regular basis, but the need to judge and analyze hiring strategies and efforts is a crucial component of a ...
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The right HR software makes everything easier, from tracking applicants to making sure your company is in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws. Because there are ...
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Workplace wellness, part of the mandate of the Affordable Care Act, should become a buzzword in 2015. As hiring rebounds after a great holiday shopping season, employees want more ...
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Employees who hate their jobs are not fully invested in your company's mission, and as a result, work flow productivity decreases, morale in the office is low and your business ...
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Companies that pride themselves on established corporate values and a clear mission statement set forth guidelines for employees. These guidelines foster a commitment to the ...
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Over the past 10 years, human resources professionals have focused on "talent management," which included ways to attract the most talented workers in a candidate pool ...
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Sending a quick email to hundreds of people in the office may seem like a great way to handle your basic internal communications strategy. However, many upcoming trends in the ...
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If you’re looking to grow your team in 2015, get ready for a lot of confident applicants. Beyond recently conducted a national survey of 4,000 people and job seekers are ...
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Every human resources department carries out a regular balancing act of hiring and retaining the best employees while moving low performers out of the company. This tightrope act ...
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A foolproof solution to retaining employees may not exist, but when businesses are aware of the impact of the company's environment and how it affects employee turnover, job ...
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Employee engagement is more than just a couple of buzz words at a staff retreat. Managers need to use active listening skills to keep their employees mentally and emotionally ...
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It's no secret that recruiting, hiring and retaining quality employees can be a complicated task. Recruiting takes dedication, perseverance and a balance of data mining, social ...
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Allowing employees to use personal devices at work is a great way to reduce technology expenses without forcing workers to use outdated equipment. Without a BYOD policy, however, ...
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There are many indicators of a bad hire, including consistently failing to meet deadlines, showing up for work late, exhibiting poor customer service skills and an inability to ...
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Progress is everything in the business world. To ensure your company remains at the top of the corporate pile, you need to check up on the latest human resources trends on a ...
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In any business, there is likely to be a few toxic people. At first glance, these managers or employees may not appear to be obviously bad for the work environment, but their ...
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Social media has become an integral part of the personal lives of many people, but it isn't always clear how it fits in the modern workplace. Every savvy marketer knows it can be ...
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Hiring managers always try to ensure that each new employee is a perfect fit for the company and the position. Often, a resume, cover letter and interview alone don't give them ...
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As the economy emerges from the recent recession, the demand for skilled employees is growing rapidly. This demand has put these employees in a good position to ask for salary ...
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A recent decision by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that states terminating older, and "sicker," employees at firms is age ...
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Clinical depression is a serious illness that affects millions of Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year, one in 10 American adults will ...
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Age discrimination is an issue that affects employers, employees and job candidates. Unfortunately, some hiring managers do not know that their hiring practices reflect ageism, ...
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According to a recent employment survey, raise and promotion requests are rising in many industries.There are a few reasons why this trend is becoming more prevalent with modern ...
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The average worker spends about 50 minutes commuting to and from work, according to USA Today. This is because most workers live far away from their places of employment. ...
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Social recruiting is an important part of maintaining your brand's visibility in the digital age. Though social media is a large part of almost all healthy social recruitment ...
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If you’re like most people who are over 40 and applying for jobs, you might think that you can impress employers with your qualifications. Even though there are ...
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Although the reasons are not as obvious as they might appear on the surface, women continue to earn less money than men. This is especially true after childbirth. New studies ...
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The idea of unlimited vacation time seems a little unbelievable, but about 1 percent of companies in the United States offer unlimited vacation time to employees, according to the ...
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As a human resources professional, you must avoid committing employment discrimination when you hire, promote, train and terminate employees. The average verdict in an employment ...
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Technology advances at a rapid pace, so it makes sense that companies need to remain flexible in order to stay competitive and attract the best job applicants. This means that in ...
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A crisis communication plan is an essential element in every work environment, and failure to properly address these problems in an effective, swift manner can lead to ...
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Does the idea of a career in human resources appeal to you? Becoming a human resources assistant could be the first step on the ladder for this career. In order to become a human ...
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Microsoft, one of the world’s largest and most well-known companies, is poised to distribute pink slips to more than 18,000 of its 130,000 employees in late 2014, according ...
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Many human resources professionals approach the hiring process with a traditional mindset; essentially, the search starts anew for every new position. Talent sourcing, on the ...
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Competition for winter holiday shoppers is stronger than ever in 2014 as brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers look to take advantage of lower gas prices and a ...
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Keeping your workforce healthy during the flu season can be a challenge. Respiratory illnesses such as flu spread very easily between workers in an office, which can lead to ...
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As Baby Boomers start to age out of the workforce in larger numbers, HR departments are seeing a generational shift. In many companies, employees range in age from new college ...
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The Americans with Disabilities Act protects disabled Americans from discrimination in the workplace or other aspects of public life. Businesses need to give managers training to ...
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The skills gap is hurting American businesses, and part of the problem is the continuing argument between whether businesses should pay for training or whether the state should be ...
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Writing a job ad is the first step in finding qualified candidates for an open position. An effective ad helps bring in the best applicants — and perhaps more importantly, ...
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There are two sets of skills that represent the desired qualities any potential employer is looking for. The first set, hard skills, is comprised of qualities like your work ...
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If you're not looking for ways to increase employee engagement, you should be. Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their work and willing to work hard to further your ...
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When it comes to retaining employees, you have a lot of variables to consider. Some are motivated solely by financial incentives, while others need opportunities to learn new ...
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According to experts from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than two million American workers are involved in incidents of workplace violence annually. If ...
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A living wage can be hard to earn in an economy plagued by — or recovering from — recession. Though jobs become more available, the minimum wage paid in certain ...
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One of the biggest headaches for an HR department is dealing with whistleblowing claims, as it puts employees who are just trying to do the right thing against the company. In ...
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Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have caused quite a stir since their introduction to the market. While proponents of these battery-charged devices ...
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HR professionals were once tasked with processing new-hire paperwork and organizing the annual employee picnic, but that has changed. Today, HR experts are strategic partners who ...
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Onboarding can set the tone for an employee's tenure at a company, for better or worse. In many companies, the employee onboarding process is left untouched for years at a time, ...
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For busy human resources professionals, a lengthy onboarding process can seem like a waste of time and resources. Many businesses reduce employee orientation to a bare minimum, ...
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Federal officials are taking a new approach to getting job seekers into work: using job-driven training initiatives to equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the ...
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Drug screening, both before and after hiring an employee, is common for human resources departments, particularly in larger organizations. Though this practice faces criticism by ...
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Getting fired is not fun no matter what the circumstances. However, being wrongfully terminated after positive reviews and performance feedback is arguably the worst when it comes ...
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To some, human resources is a mysterious department, especially in today’s business world, where the human resources department is a little more obscure than it once was. ...
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The talent of an organization’s employees determines its ultimate value. An organization can be built upon a brilliant concept, product or design, but it is impossible to ...
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The recent recession that shrunk workforces around the country and contributed to the rise of temporary labor has significantly changed the face of human resources in companies ...
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Women are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to a recent study by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This study showed that women ...
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Many modern offices are populated with three different generations, a situation that presents employers with both benefits and challenges. For managers, generational differences ...
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In order to attract the best talent, some major organizations are changing the way they operate. In addition to updating the recruiting process to bring it into the 21st century, ...
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As cloud computing becomes an increasingly viable and secure option for businesses, many human resources departments are contemplating making the switch. A paperless HR system has ...
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Modern managers are often faced with the difficult task of combining baby boomers and millenials into an effective multi-generational workforce. Because the two groups often have ...
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Networking online and finding high-quality recruits for employers can be easy if you utilize the right websites and applications. About 40 percent of college graduates are looking ...
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With modern technology driving change in the human resources field, big picture thinking is essential for moving human resources departments into the future. Advanced recruitment ...
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In this day and age, both large companies and small business owners are turning to the power of applicant tracking software to suit their recruitment needs. However, applicant ...
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A company's human resources are an important factor of business success. Do not repel employees by neglecting to engage them properly. Learn how to engage employees and retain ...
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Exit interviews can be a useful time to talk to employees and get some insight to their reasons for leaving the company. However, waiting until the exit interview to start ...
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Recruiting isn’t what it used to be, and with the climate moving in a digital direction, balancing recruiting methods can be tough. Though recruiting is as essential as ...
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Writing a resume can be a difficult and time consuming task, especially if you have a lot of experience to include on it. When writing a resume, it's important to include terms ...
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Having engaged employees is critical to the success of any organization. If your workers are just counting the seconds until the workday is over, productivity suffers. Your ...
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A positive office culture is an important element of any successful company and it's a goal that all companies should strive to achieve. Office culture can vary from company to ...
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Many recent graduates are struggling to find work due to the increased requirements of entry-level jobs. Young people without college degrees are having an even tougher time. ...
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A human resource department is only successful if its activities benefit the company as a whole. Human resource goals need to be set with management in mind. A strong link between ...
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Top companies, such as Google, that receive recognition for their positive, employee-friendly office culture also attract some of the best job candidates. Though no company ...
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Passive recruiting involves targeting candidates who are qualified and experienced but not necessarily interested in changing jobs. At first glance, this type of recruiting can ...
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Employee engagement is an important business strategy that needs to be considered if there is a lack of employee motivation and if productivity is low. Making the employees ...
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Human resources departments are often concerned with internal matters such as training and hiring. If you're looking to make the most of your HR team, however, it is important not ...
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Although employees may view working from home as the Holy Grail of professional situations, many employers have a different opinion. Though remote working often increases job ...
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Recruiters at small businesses often find themselves in the position of locating talent without having the resources available to managers who work for larger companies. Many ...
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A job description plays a crucial role in the hiring process. It acts as the first level of candidate qualification, helping to weed out unsuitable applicants from the get-go. By ...
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On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations do not have to pay for insurance coverage for contraception if the corporations choose to exercise a ...
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Many employees are confused as to how to handle the type of dramatic manager that thrives on trouble. Do not allow this type of manager to zap your joy at work and negatively ...
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The Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute have a long history of working together to promote professional development and certification in the ...
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Many companies receive hundreds of qualified candidates for each open position. Hiring managers and human resource teams are then given the task of choosing the candidates who are ...
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Human resources managers are, of course, human, as it says right in their title. This means that they make the same types of mistakes everyone else does, which can include having ...
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Data-driven hiring, or using indicators to predict the success of a given candidate in your company, is the latest technological trend to hit recruitment. The best recruiters know ...
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Human resources looks a lot different than it did a generation ago. Companies now use complex software systems with algorithms to sort and track job applications. Changing ...
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Dealing with dramatic changes in the workplace proves difficult for many employees. For workers with a growing employer, changes occur rapidly, as new hires join an existing team ...
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The world is changing fast, and business leaders know that keeping up with the times is more critical than ever. There is a stark difference between the business world now and ...
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The human resources department is one aspect of the business world upon which most companies agree. From processing payroll and handling benefits packages to conflict resolution, ...
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Hiring new grads can be a way to bring fresh talent into your business, as well as giving young people the opportunity to start their careers. However, you need to approach the ...
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Office culture is a frequently overlooked aspect of the hiring process. When you hire a candidate who doesn't complement the existing culture, it can cause tension and throw the ...
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Competitive companies are always on the lookout for fresh, innovative ways to draw in the best candidates that the job market has to offer. Human resources departments are ...
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Slow hiring is nothing new, particularly for companies with complex internal processes or long hiring periods. For HR professionals, the lag time makes it difficult to manage job ...
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The legalization or decriminalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington has changed and will likely continue to change how employers deal with ...
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Three things that show a potential employee is serious about a job include an applicant's preparation, demeanor and follow up throughout the entire interview process. To find a ...
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When posting an opening for a new position, it is common practice to place a heavy emphasis on job experience. More important positions generally require more years of experience ...
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When an employee starts a new job, she often spends the first few days observing the company culture and operations. As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a ...
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During the course of your human resources career, you likely will fire employees, lay off staff and accept resignations. At the opposite end of the personnel spectrum, you will ...
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Like any other department, human resources benefits from tracking progress and making incremental improvements. Not all HR metrics are created equal, however, and tracking too ...
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While employers are interviewing a potential job candidate to determine if they are the right fit for the company, the interviewee is likely doing the same thing. Smart candidates ...
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Technology's impact on the modern workplace is apparent throughout companies across the globe. From employee compensation to sales generation, many fundamental business activities ...
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Maintaining productivity throughout the vacation season isn’t always an easy task. Warm weather entices employees, and everyone wants to exchange responsibilities for some ...
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While most people consider a college degree a prerequisite when it comes to building a career, it appears that most college graduates are less than fully prepared for the search ...
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Human resources managers often cannot tell exactly how a hired employee will perform on the job, and as a result, managers sometimes have to deal with negative employee behaviors ...
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New hire risk is becoming an important topic of discussion as the economy continues to improve. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate has ...
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With the spread of mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones to a growing percentage of the population, you may be wondering if your company needs a social media policy. ...
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Staff layoffs are difficult for everyone involved, from executives to ground-level employees. In most companies, staff layoffs are the last resort, enacted to prevent the company ...
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For a human resources professional, it can be challenging to integrate a remote worker into the existing company system. After all, many telecommuters never see the inside of the ...
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Without a doubt, an excellent human resources presence within your company is an advantage for stakeholders, employees and customers. In order to be a company that shows it values ...
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One of the most common complaints about the modern hiring process is that it is impersonal and lacks human touches. Candidates apply for jobs online and then go for weeks or ...
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It isn't enough simply to be generally competent in the HR field. The business world is looking for a specific skill set in an HR professional, and your success depends on how ...
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An increasing number of companies are turning to applicant tracking systems to take the work out of the recruiting and hiring process. Depending on the specific system, applicant ...
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Improved health, lowered fertility in the population at large and an increased child survival rate have lead to an aging population throughout developed countries. As this trend ...
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When the temperature starts to rise, many professionals struggle to find clothing that will keep them cool without breaking the office dress code. As you are looking for ...
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Employee perks, those benefits that go beyond basic compensation, are no longer limited to large corporations. Small and mid-sized companies are expanding their offerings with ...
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For human resources professionals, a job description is a crucial tool. It helps attract appropriate candidates and serves as a guide for new hires. No matter where you are in the ...
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When a talented new hire decides to quit, it costs your company time, money and personnel. Your human resources department must recruit and retain good workers to help the company ...
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Selling a product you don't believe in is difficult. As an HR professional, the company you work for is your product, and the employees you're charged with hiring and retaining ...
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According to a recent report by the National Employment Law Project, economic recovery has come at the cost of fewer high-paying jobs. The report finds that most of the employment ...
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Employee appreciation is an important factor in organizational success. Without employees, organizations are unable to run. It is extremely important that employees know how much ...
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Employee reviews are a crucial step in shaping competent, high-performing workers. When deadlines arise and employees are stretched thin, however, performance reviews are often ...
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During a company's startup phase, hiring is often fairly simple. Two friends join together to start a business, often bringing on a third or fourth co-worker to fill out the team. ...
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If you're in human resources, it is your job to convince prospective employees that your company is a great place to work. Sometimes, job candidates, unaware of small office ...
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Unpaid internships are a hot topic right now because businesses across the country are re-evaluating their internship programs in the context of legal requirements, educational ...
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Getting rid of the HR department is a tactic some companies are using to cut costs and streamline operations. Although cutting this department and asking other workers to handle ...
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Holding office retreats or office getaways is a great way to strengthen teams and support innovation. The simple act of leaving the office often helps people look at problems in ...
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Manager feedback is important for helping you know how well you are performing in your job. However, many managers are reluctant to offer feedback. If your manager fails to ...
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Manager feedback is important for helping you know how well you are performing in your job. However, many managers are reluctant to offer feedback. If your manager fails to ...
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If you think job seekers today have it harder than previous generations, you're probably right. Today's job seekers have to be prepared to start in any available industry, make ...
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Some companies are doing away with their human resources departments as a way to cut costs and demand more accountability from other employees. In some cases, executives believe ...
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When you start a new job, you want to make the best possible impression. This sometimes means staying sane when you feel like you are overwhelmed by your new employer and ...
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If you are responsible for recruiting and hiring new employees, you know just how difficult it is to determine which candidate is the best for a position. Although resumes and ...
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Baby boomers may be doing much of the hiring these days, but they have quite a few adjustments to make when it comes to recruiting those born in the 1980s and 1990s. Millennial ...
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The modern office is sometimes prone to clashes as different generations with different expectations and styles try to work together. If you find yourself baffled trying to figure ...
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While most business people are aware of the value of networking when it comes to seeking a new job, many overlook the importance of creating networks within one's own company. ...
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Human resource departments are responsible for everything from hiring new employees to disbursing severance packages. Human resource professionals are also responsible for many ...
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The open office plan is one of the latest innovations in the design of office workplaces. The intent of open office plans is to foster creativity and interaction among employees, ...
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Tough employee conflicts affect organizations of every scale, and they are costly if not dealt with immediately. According to a 2008 study by CPP Inc., U.S. employees spend an ...
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The Affordable Care Act was the most sweeping reform to the American health care system since the advent of Medicare. The ACA touches on every aspect of the industry, and it ...
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While you keep the eye on the bottom line of your business, you also must keep an eye on your employee relations. Small business owners have a unique opportunity to make time to ...
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Convincing your boss that a job candidate is a good choice can be tricky. Depending on the circumstances, you could be putting your credibility at risk, so it is necessary to ...
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Training and development managers are employees or consultants who develop and implement training programs to help employees acquire new skills. They work with companies on a ...