HR Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2017
May19

HR Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2017

The human resources landscape has changed at a rapid rate in the past decade.  Incredible technological innovations, changing attitudes of employees and employers, and new management processes have dramatically altered the industry.  To help you stay on top of these changes, here are the HR trends you definitely should not miss in 2017.   HR Trend 1: More HR software platforms to choose from Technology is one of the key drivers...

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6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget
May17

6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget

Ensuring that you train employees well is critical to your small business operations. To get better results in service and productivity, training employees in crucial skills is a sound investment that too many business leaders fail to appreciate. Some executives or HR managers seem to feel that the time and costs of training aren’t justified. However, a lack of training reduces employee engagement with the company and their...

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Employee Communication: It’s Time To Open Up To Your Employees
May16

Employee Communication: It’s Time To Open Up To Your Employees

Transparency; it’s not just a phase in the business world. According to Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo, who spoke on the subject of transparency at the Great Place to Work annual conference in Dallas, Texas; the notion of being completely open with employees is something that must be viewed as part of a strategic communication plan. Costolo told Fortune, “Scaling communication as a company grows is key for success.” He added, “It’s...

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Here’s How to Enhance Your Employer Branding Through Recruitment
May05

Here’s How to Enhance Your Employer Branding Through Recruitment

A big part of your employer branding lies within your recruitment process and the experience it creates for your job candidates. To elaborate a bit on that, I’m going to use some 3rd-grade calculus. Just imagine, for every position in your organization you receive about 300 applications. From the 300 applicants, you will probably select 30 for further assessment and at least 5 for an initial interview. As a recruiter, you will meet 5...

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Where To Find Great Hourly Workers
May04

Where To Find Great Hourly Workers

Nearly 60% of all employees in the U.S. are hourly workers. Yet small businesses struggle to tap into this huge pool of potential candidates. If you’re hiring for a minimum wage position, you can’t spend a ton of time and money on recruitment. Often the turnover rate is high, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars to fill these positions. So, how do you find great employees that won’t break the bank? Luckily, there’s a...

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Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers
May03

Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers

Building a team that understands and respects each other and works well together is essential for the success of a business. As workplaces become more diverse and technology allows us to more easily communicate with people around the world, cultural differences may become more apparent. Cultural and language barriers can lead to miscommunication and, sometimes, disagreements and hurt feelings. At times, one party might not even know...

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How Internal Mobile Apps Influence Employee Engagement
May02

How Internal Mobile Apps Influence Employee Engagement

Are your employees engaged in what they’re doing? Many aren’t, as Gallup found that only 32 percent of employees in the United States have felt engaged at their jobs over the past 15 years. Those low engagement numbers lead to serious issues for companies. Simply put, employees who aren’t engaged aren’t as productive or as innovative. Low engagement also results in higher turnover rates. It’s estimated that employee disengagement...

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Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership
May01

Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership

HR Teams are a Critical Partnership As much as we all favor our respective Human Resource Management disciplines it’s time to give credit where credit is due. They are ALL critical to the success of an organization particularly in todays staffing environment where companies are clamoring to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent to meet their business objectives. No matter how technically efficient a company becomes...

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