Category: Strategic HR

engaged employees

For Best Workplace Results, Manage for Engagement

We know that managers need to make sure that employees are meeting their numbers or deadlines and keep track of their team’s performance.  But if managers spent more time engaging their employees, they’d get much better results. According to Wikipedia, “An ‘engaged employee’ is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about […]

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communication

Start Building Candidate Relationships During These 3 Stages

Keeping today’s job candidates interested in your hiring process is more challenging than ever. With so many career possibilities, job seekers are keeping their options open and want to be positive a company and its culture are the right fit before they commit.

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glassdoor

Does Your Company Get a Bum Rap? It Could Be Hurting Your Recruiting Efforts

Negative publicity not only damages a company’s brand, but also its ability to recruit talent. According to the latest CareerBuilder survey, 71% of U.S. workers would not apply to a company experiencing negative press. Female workers are much more likely not to apply to a company experiencing negative press than their male counterparts, 79% compared […]

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Agility

3 Must-Have Qualities to Be an Agile HR Professional

If you work in a company of any scale you’ve undoubtedly heard of Agile. Originally conceived as a software development process, “agile” is being applied broadly across entire organizations. This is forcing traditionally non-tech practices, like HR, to rethink how they operate. While agile practices offer many tactical practices for teams to undertake, it is […]

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remote work

Flexible Workplaces: 6 Key Considerations for Employers

More and more employees and job candidates are seeking out employers who offer flexible work arrangements. If your company isn’t keeping up with your competitors’ efforts to offer workplace flexibility, you may be losing out on great talent. What are the steps you can take to implement a more flexible workplace?

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The Critical Importance of Succession Planning

The current labor force in America is polarizing – there are lots of older workers (aging quickly), lots of younger ones, and fewer people in the middle. That’s a legitimate managerial challenge. There are fast-paced changes in work that lead to skill shortages and complaints from managers that they have no one ready to fill […]

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culture

The Culture Killer: 3 Tips to Avoid Becoming the Next Uber

Uber built a name for itself as the company that overhauled and uprooted the traditional taxi industry. The rapid rise and success of Uber made it a household name with companies vying to be the “Uber of X” in their industry and while companies want to copy the business model, there’s one thing no one […]

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international

Compliance: Converting International Contractors to Employees

Today’s growing business is facing increasing pressure to expand internationally—whether that is to meet demand from customers overseas, to test new markets, or to tap the worldwide pool of talent to strengthen their broader operation.

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Breach

Are You at Risk of a Data Breach Lawsuit?

With data security concerns at an all-time high after the global “WannaCry” ransomware hack in May 2017, you may be wondering if you need to do more to protect your employees’ and customers’ personal information.

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