Category: Strategic HR

Make Unboxing Day Count: A Guide to Optimizing the New Hire Experience

By Dane Hurtubise, vice president of New Initiatives, Greenhouse There are few things more exciting than opening something new for the first time. Companies selling consumer goods have become experts at this—making you fall in love with the product, building anticipation, and creating a memorable experience when you finally open the box. In fact, there […]

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Millennials: Managing the ‘We’ Generation

By Bryan Miles, CEO, eaHELP Over the past decade, HR professionals and company leaders have had to adjust their strategies to accommodate two new realities with enormous implications for the workplace. The first is the growing role of technology in company operations, including technologies that make all-remote workforces possible. The second is the rise of […]

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generation Z

New Report Names Best Jobs for Generation Z

The first waves of young people born from 1995 through 2010, aka “Generation Z”, are in the process of leaving school for the labor market. This demographic accounts for 25% of the total population, and with the upcoming influx of Generation Z employees, coupled with Baby Boomers’ retirements, the American workforce is growing demonstrably younger. […]

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Your Company Culture Is Not a Ping-Pong Table

By Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink Over the past 2 decades, our perception of an organization’s culture has become conflated with foosball tables and craft beer on tap. I happen to be a fan of office-sanctioned happy hours, but more often than not, work perks are just the aesthetics of culture. Your company’s culture is […]

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5 Notable Trends in Flexible Work Statistics

FlexJobs has compiled key statistics regarding the current state of flexible work in the United States. Based on data from Gallup, FlexJobs, GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, WorldatWork, and the Pew Research Center, these figures demonstrate positive growth in flexible working from previous years, while also highlighting key points that can lead to more widespread adoption by companies. Flexible […]

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5 Strategies to Bring Balance Back to Your Work/Life

What if you could accomplish more in a 40-hour week than your current 50, 60, or 70-hour work week? What if your success was simply a matter of working smarter, not harder? Good time management and organizational skills are a must for successful professionals, yet employees mistakenly take pride in saying that their plates are […]

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Business Travel and the Zika Virus

By Catherine Morton Gray, JD, BLR Senior Managing Editor The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the Zika virus a “public health emergency of international concern.” According to WHO, the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and is linked to a spike in birth defects in cases where the mother contracted the virus during pregnancy. Also, […]

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Transformation in the Very Nature of Employment

By Bruce Tulgan, founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking The worldwide business environment has become one of fierce competition, high risk, erratic markets, constrained resources, and unpredictable resource needs. Organizations and individuals are forced to adjust to the new normal of constant change and uncertainty. Employers of all shapes and sizes are constantly trying to become […]

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Hiring New College Grads? Prepare To Disappoint

iCIMS, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has just released a new report revealing that newly minted college grads’ job expectations differ wildly from what the working world actually has in store for them.

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