August 19, 2018
Company Culture 16 August 2018
How to Help Your Employees Deal with Workplace Stress
Tiffany Rowe
These days, everyone’s working lives are busier and more intense than ever, due largely to the increase in mobile communication devices which keep us checking our emails and thinking about work 24/7. As a result, workplace stress is a bigger issue than ever. In North America, 35 percent of workers report losing an hour or more per day in productivity due to stress. This means it’s not only employees who are being affected; businesses are getting less out of their teams, too.
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Hiring 14 August 2018
What You Should Know About Hiring International Candidates
Sarah Landrum
There is a popular theory that suggests that humans are connected by only 6 degrees of separation. Think of five people you know, and according to the theory, you’re connected to a Kochi herder in Afghanistan or the Queen of England. The theory traces back to a short story called “Chains” written in 1929, in which one character challenges others to find a single person they’re not connected to via five intermediaries.
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Training and Development 09 August 2018
Professional Development Isn't A Choice - SHRM 2018
Jazmine Wilkes
A little over one month ago, approximately 15,000+ HR Professionals met in Chicago, IL to participate, learn, and network during the Society of Human Resource Management Conference, better known as SHRM18. During this conference, I really learned the value of professional development and just like the title of this article states, it’s not a choice.
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Company Culture 07 August 2018
Zen your Work - SHRM 2018
Wendy Dailey
I had the great opportunity to attend SHRM18 in Chicago this year. This is the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world and there are 100s of speakers and sessions to attend; it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what to see and even more overwhelming to figure out what to do with all the information you get. I
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Succession Planning 02 August 2018
Optimizing Internal Hiring with Pathways
Hannah Son
By utilizing high-impact succession planning—a dynamic, continual hiring optimization process—organizations are able to avoid mistakes in hiring and ultimately save time and money.
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Performance Management 31 July 2018
5 Gentle Ways to Increase Your Employees' Productivity with Gamification
Adam Wakoski
Gamification has become one of the most hyped terms lately that is used almost everywhere where it is necessary to drive better results. Being perceived by many as just another millennial fad, it has actually proven to be effective in various fields. To keep up with the trends, a lot of companies follow the early adopters’ example and implement gamification practices into their workflow. However, the results are not always what is expected or satisfying.
Training and Development 26 July 2018
5 Surprising Reasons to Use Games in Leadership Training
Jessica Thiefels
Games make for the perfect supplemental training tool during leadership work. Games promote all the characteristics a great leader should have: communication, enthusiasm, accountability, and collaboration. Watching your leaders in training play can also provide insights into how they’ll manage setbacks and a work to boost morale. If you’re not sure about bringing games into your leadership training sessions, keep reading.
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Succession Planning 24 July 2018
Making The Most of Employee Turnover
Technology Advice
Find the silver lining. Make lemonade from lemons. Look on the bright side. All those idioms about turning the negative into a positive can feel like little more than pretty words when you’re dealing with employee turnover. Why? Well, employee turnover has major implications on the health of your business. According to Gallup, at any given time, 51 percent of employed adults in the United States are at risk of leaving their current jobs.
Hiring 19 July 2018
How to Market Any Job Opening to Attract the Best Talent
Brett Farmiloe
Attracting the best talent can be challenging. Talented professionals have well-rooted values and as a result, have high expectations. Just like them, you also want the best for your company. You’ve worked hard to find the top talent you already have, as well as creating a great, positive culture.
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Company Culture 17 July 2018
How to Have Invested Employees
Joan Elmore
There are plenty of ways to have invested employees, but today we’re going to talk about just one. We try so hard to help the people in our companies to embrace the mission; to buy-in to the vision; to care about the results. Why can’t they see it? What do I have to do to get them excited about this?
Hiring 12 July 2018
5 Things College Graduates Look for in Employers
Charles Ebert
After college education, students are initiated to the actual world of seeking employment. They also look for independence, freedom, and individual growth making finding a perfect fit for their job one of their major priorities. Various surveys have been conducted to reveal the factors that affect decision making in taking a position in an organization.
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Performance Management 11 July 2018
Using Social Media to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
Susannah Bruck
Social media is a vital communication platform and key customer service tool for businesses and organizations. Social media provides businesses the opportunities to offer instant customer service and can also help build brand validity, awareness, and exposure to core, niche or mass audiences.
Training and Development 10 July 2018
Reasons to Utilize Online Learning in Your Workplace
Tiffany Rowe
It's incredibly beneficial for companies to provide training programs for employees to take part in in-house or to give them access to off-site learning. In this digital age, online learning is bigger and better than ever, and a wonderful tool for both businesses and their teams. Read on for some key reasons you should be utilizing online learning in the workplace today.
Performance Management 05 July 2018
How to Structure an HR Team to Maximize Human Capital ROI
Jack White
HR plays a crucial role in maximizing productivity within the workplace. This can only be accomplished if it is structured to cope with all the needs of the business. In other words, a key part of any HR team in human relations is maximizing on human capital.
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Training and Development 03 July 2018
How to Help Veterans Succeed in the Business World
Sarah Landrum
Life at home after heeding the call of duty takes a lot of getting used to. For many veterans, the switch includes finding suitable work — and businesses don’t always make it the easiest for them to join their ranks. But many qualities and skills come with military training that are transferable to any workplace. In other words, you shouldn’t overlook these servicemen and women.
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Performance Management 28 June 2018
How to Build Your Organization's AI Strategy
Krishnapriya Nair
It’s quite apparent that more and more organizations have to and will start leveraging AI in near future itself. But investing in a good AI platform and adopting an AI-based approach is not a simple decision. It’s quite natural to be tempted to jump into the bandwagon when the entire industry is behind the same, but it’s important to understand your organization’s readiness, and more importantly, the need before you go for such a strategic decision.
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Succession Planning 26 June 2018
5 Hacks to Increase Employee Retention
Crystal Huang
The bulk of most business’ overhead costs are usually labor related. We found that if an employee did not work out or could not be promoted to an open promotion, the company would have to dive back into hiring. Therefore, everything job-related be it a promotion, taking on more responsibility, transfers, retention was really a hiring problem.
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Hiring 21 June 2018
Self-Presentation Tactics to Look for in Your Candidates
Bryan Davis
The process of job hunting requires a lot of creativity. It is not about the proactive use of social media. It is about standing out in a competitive job market. As such, job seekers need to employ some self-presentation tactics to land on their dream job. Self-presentation is a way of exhibiting confidence and authenticity at the right time. This is not a one-time thing but a habit that must be practiced.
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Company Culture 19 June 2018
How to Create a Company Culture That Will Improve Workplace Happiness
Helo Tamme
Workplace Happiness comes down to people and culture, meaning who are the people whom we are hiring for our organizations and what kind of experience are we creating for them so that they would be engaged and motivated to contribute? Organizations must carefully think about what kind of workplace culture to create.
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Training and Development 14 June 2018
How to Use Non-Training Development in Your Personal Growth
Halelly Azulay
The days of putting the responsibility of your development in your employer’s hands are over. We are moving into a world where many will partake of the new “gig economy”, where artificial intelligence will render some of our jobs historical relics, and where jobs will be more like “tours of duty” and short project-based partnerships. Therefore, all employees must become stewards of their own “start-ups” (i.e. careers) and cultivators of their “product” (i.e. their skillset and value-proposition to an employer) and personal brand.
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Hiring 12 June 2018
How to Make Sure the Candidate Accepts the Job Offer
Lily Kaligian
Every stage of the hiring process presents a challenge to recruiters. Many hiring managers find that the most important one is when they make the offer to the candidate. Hunting for talented candidates is a struggle, and you can be sure that they are interviewing with multiple companies and receiving more than one offer.
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Training and Development 07 June 2018
5 Quick Steps on Writing a Killer Employee Development Plan
Charles Ebert
In all employee development circles, it’s often said that the manager who develops employees is better off than the one who’s simply managing the employees. The simple reason for this assertion is that the former is helping the employees improve whereas the latter is simply overseeing the completion of tasks. This fact is closely tied to all employee development plans.
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Hiring 05 June 2018
How to Find the Best Candidates for Remote Roles
Laura Buckler
According to the Freelancing in America 2017 survey provided by Upwork, 57.3 million people in the USA are doing freelance work. The study predicts that the majority of the workforce will consist of freelancers by 2027. Currently, 47% of Millennial workers are doing freelance work.
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Company Culture 31 May 2018
How to Communicate Your Company Values
Wendy Dailey
We are hearing a lot about company values lately. There are a variety of reasons, but ultimately, it's about the company taking control of their values. Company values have always been there, but if you are not paying attention to them, you might find the values you have are not the values you want.
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Company Culture 29 May 2018
5 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn Only from Millennial Women
Sophia Clark
The millennial woman is making significant strides in today’s world! In the present age, one of the significant changes that have taken place is the roles of women evolving from being merely homemakers into people with corporate success stories. Women are now exceptional CEOs in their businesses as well as their lives, beating the odds that were once against their success in male-dominated fields. Such women are referred to as millennial women.

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