Tag: United States

Global Talent Shortage: ‘Upskilling’ Employees Crucial to Filling Gap, Says Survey

According to a new survey, companies across the globe are suffering from a talent shortage. Many employers are citing skilled trades as the roles that are hardest to fill, for the seventh consecutive year. As talent shortages worsen, companies are increasingly turning to training and development to fill talent gaps and upskill employees. Nearly half […]

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Do Your Job … Don’t Show Up

As paid sick leave continues to trend across the nation, one company is inviting American workers to take an “unsick day” to focus on his or her health.

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Go Nuts for These Donuts and Give Me a Job

A few weeks ago, HRSBT reported on the various résumé blunders HR professionals encounter on a daily basis. When we are bombarded with typos, inaccuracies, and spam, it is refreshing to see a job candidate actually take the time to make sure his or her résumé stands out among the rest (and that he or […]

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Cultural Considerations for Global Communications

Yesterday we addressed how to write English for a global audience. For example, using simpler sentences (no semicolons!), avoiding contractions, and writing in present tense are all good form. However, there are also cultural issues to recognize when sending communications internationally. Here are a few reminders:

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Get Your Writing Global

Is your command of English good enough for readers outside the United States?  This may seem an odd question, but consider that, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, English is the native language of a vast amount of people—many of whom are not from the United States.  Add in all nonnative English speakers and English is […]

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Social Media? Video Interviews? Great, but Legal Dangers Lurk

People spend, on average, 2–3 hours per day on social media or social networking. Companies, loath to fall behind, are using social media and video interviews on a regular basis. While it is important for companies to progress with the times to best reach potential applicants and market their products and services, there is potential […]

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Paid Family Leave: The New Trend?

The seas of HR are filled with paid sick leave legislation at the state and federal level. In the wake of such changes, a new paid sick leave trend just might be emerging—paid family leave.

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Report: Millennials Plan to ‘Work ‘til They Die’

Millennials are set to run career ultramarathons and anticipate taking breaks along the way, according to press release on a new ManpowerGroup report. According to the report, Millennials prioritize job security and the opportunity for new challenges and types of work.

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