2017 Minimum Wage Changes Update
Mar23

2017 Minimum Wage Changes Update

If you work in Human Resources for any company, you may find your employer affected by the raise in minimum wages for 2017. At least 21 states have raised their minimum wage as well as 10 counties and 19 cities. Minimum wage has been such a trending political topic and proponents of the idea have stated that these raises are necessary in order to ensure that employed individuals can afford all of their necessary living expenses....

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HRchat: Is this a Good Fit? Hiring Right w/ Jon Edgar [podcast]
Mar22

HRchat: Is this a Good Fit? Hiring Right w/ Jon Edgar [podcast]

HRchat show host Bill Banham recently interviewed Jon Edgar, Business Development Manager at Concord Consulting. Jon provided his thoughts on better ways to identify, screen and measure candidates so that companies ensure that they hire and promote the candidates with the best possible chance of achieving, developing and engaging with the company culture. Listen to this HRchat episode to get Jon Edgar’s thoughts on: Creating...

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Employee Engagement and Recognizing Excellence
Mar16

Employee Engagement and Recognizing Excellence

Event Profile: EE Awards and Conference North America 2017 The Employee Engagement Awards and Conference will be back in Chicago this summer to bring together business professionals from across North America. Partnered with The HR Gazette, the event aims to educate and support those leaders and HR pros looking for inspiration around ways to develop people-focused company environments. The day-long conference will take place at the on...

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HRchat: Ward Christman on Vendors and Reaching HR Audiences [podcast]
Mar16

HRchat: Ward Christman on Vendors and Reaching HR Audiences [podcast]

In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham talks with Ward Christman, Founder at HR Tech Advisor and HR Tech Alliances about ways HR-focused vendors are making better use of communications technologies and events to collaborate and to educate their markets. Ward has over 25 years experience in HR technology and services with special expertise in employee referral, ATS solutions,  job boards and social media. The Co-Founder...

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Body Language: How to Understand Intentions in the Office
Mar13

Body Language: How to Understand Intentions in the Office

We’re all familiar with the scenario – we’re at the office and someone is saying one thing but we get the sense that they are thinking something else. But how can we tell what they are thinking and if it matches what they’re saying? A great tool to understand intentions is through body signals. Subconsciously, we already read physical cues, but if we can become aware of them and learn how to interpret them, then we will improve...

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Employee Onboarding and Working Remotely
Mar10

Employee Onboarding and Working Remotely

It’s so incredibly hard to onboard people that are not with you in person. You can’t physically show them what they need to do and how to handle stuff. Phone calls sure help with that but are still not ideal. Here are some tips that you could use to onboard your remote new hires.. Create multiple points of contact for your new hire This is extremely important as your new hire will face issues and you can’t be there first hand. The...

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#HRUSeattle Preview
Mar09

#HRUSeattle Preview

#HRUSeattle is happening today! The event will highlight the practical knowledge relating to different HR and Recruitment Technologies. Speakers, attendees, and our very own Liz Sheffield will come together to discuss the impact of Technology on various HR and Recruitment fields – such as Training, Data Storage and Retrieval, Performance Management and much more. At #HRU attendees will get a chance to network with top level...

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New WorkingTech Show Set to Help Pros Work Smarter by Embracing Innovation in the Office
Mar01

New WorkingTech Show Set to Help Pros Work Smarter by Embracing Innovation in the Office

Following lots of hype, the WorkingTech podcast series launched today promising to change the way HR, leaders and the general workforce understands and adopts new business technologies. Co-founded and hosted by Kevin W. Grossman and Bill Banham, the new show will talk about all things tech in the working world around us – including HR, recruiting and related technologies. Each podcast episode will include an informative fresh...

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