Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep
Apr21

Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep

Diversity in the Workplace What do a Vampire, Burlesque Performer, Professional Hugger, a Temporary Showgirl, and a Civil War Union Soldier that fights faithfully in the battle at Gettysburg every year all have in common? They could all have day jobs in your organization. The New Face of Diversity As a Benefits Manager, I have had the pleasure of working with each of these people in some capacity. Be it managing an accommodation for a...

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Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.
Apr07

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens. I once worked with the poster child of an Administrative Assistant. He was always energetic, very prompt, a PowerPoint whiz and a master of streamlining processes. A college-educated young man who never seemed to have a bad day. Even though he was homeless. Several clues led to this revelation. His clothing was always a bit crumpled, but never inappropriate. His grooming was not polished but...

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers
Apr03

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers

With technology connecting everyone on the go, there is no reason that employers and employees alike should not want to use it for their benefit. One of these is the possibility of remote employment. If an individual has the required skills and can get the work to his employer in a timely manner without the added hassle of coming to the workplace every day, there is no reason why they should not be hired. Today there are several major...

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The Simple Way to Screen Out Low Quality Candidates
Mar02

The Simple Way to Screen Out Low Quality Candidates

Easy application processes have caused employers to be flooded by low-motivation applicants and employees. Here’s how you can filter them out while attracting better talent.

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Want To Be Innovative In HR? Start With People, Not Technology.
Jan26

Want To Be Innovative In HR? Start With People, Not Technology.

It seems every article I read about HR innovation revolves around technology. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dedicated 15 years of my career to HR technology and think the last decade of technological advancement has changed HR for the better, but I think we’re missing something important: the real innovation happens when we change how we approach employees. Innovation is often viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new...

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Why We Need to Treat Departing Employees Better as They Head Out The Door
Nov16

Why We Need to Treat Departing Employees Better as They Head Out The Door

Here’s something I’ve learned from years of management: There are two key days that employee’s judge the organization on — their first day at work, and their last. The first day of work has been getting a lot of attention as everyone seems to be focusing on the importance of onboarding, and that’s a good thing given how critical it is that your new people get off on the right foot. Companies have —...

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Offboarding Doesn’t Have to Suck; Here’s How
Sep15

Offboarding Doesn’t Have to Suck; Here’s How

It’s always sad to see employees leave your organization, but there’s no reason that the process has to be painful for them or your company. Part of making the offboarding process easier for both HR and departing employees is following these steps.

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#HRchat: Workplace Conflict – The Threat is Real

Join Tim Baker and the team at 12:30-1:30 ET on Tuesday, May 17th, for the next #HRchat Twitter chat to discuss what workplace conflict looks like and how we can support our people to develop strong resolution skills.

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