Category: Strategic HR

HR Works Podcast Launches

by Steve Bruce and Jen Carsen BLR’s new podcast, HR Works, provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals. When you’re armed with best practices, plus the knowledge to keep your organization in compliance, HR works!

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Courage, Cowardice, and Your Career: Why Conquering Fear is an Essential Third-Space Skill for Managers

By Edward G. Brown A frustrated CEO expostulated to me recently, “I am so tired of cowardly managers who simply will not confront their people’s performance. That’s their job! I put them there to manage their people to higher levels, not float along with the status quo. They know who and what need confronting. But […]

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Freelance Economy Growing as it Offers Flexibility, Work/Life Balance

The freelance economy is growing rapidly, a trend with significant implications for the workplace. Nearly one in four employees freelance in some capacity, according to the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a recent study of office workers in the U.S. conducted by the business-to-business division of Staples.

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Business Expert Offers Top 5 Workforce Predictions for 2016

2016 has finally arrived, and with it comes the predictions of what employers can expect for the following year. Last year saw rises in paid sick leave laws, gender equality issues, and proposed overtime regulations. What will 2016 have in store? Executive Vice President of Staples Advantage North America, Neil Ringel, offers insights into the […]

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Want a Place at the Executive Table? Well, Take Your SEAT

By Holly Jones, JD Lori Kleiman draws upon her 35 years of experience in HR to counsel and lead other HR professionals to take the next steps in their careers. In her recent BLR presentation, HR’s Place at the Executive Table, she shared a wealth of tips and tricks that she has used to understand […]

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Are You Ready for your Close Up? Video Interviewing Grows in Popularity

By Dave Imbrogno, ADP® National Account Services HCM Video interviewing has rapidly become a mainstay of the recruiting and talent acquisition process. In fact, according to a recent Aberdeen Report, surveyed companies said they were 61% more likely to use video at some point in their talent acquisition process.

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Recruiting Passive Candidates – 6 Steps for the New Paradigm of the Social Age

By Kim Seeling Smith, Ignite Global The world has changed significantly in the last 20 to 30 years. Technology and globalization have fundamentally altered the workplace paradigm. Roles have changed and what we require from our staff has also changed. With the influx of the Millennial generation, candidates’ expectations of the workplace have shifted significantly, […]

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