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leap

Leap of Faith: Trusting Your Employees Enough to Go Virtual

There’s a sea change taking place in the workforce that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Sure, you’ve heard of the “gig economy.” You’re probably familiar with the idea that Millennials—who crave autonomy and value jobs that give them a sense of purpose—are overturning traditional notions of the employer-employee relationship.

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flourishing

Eudaimonia: There’s No Flourishing Without Struggle

In 2015, I changed my job title from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Eudaimonia Officer. I hypothesized that cultivating eudaimonia—the ancient Greek word indicating “human flourishing”—would make Widen one of the world’s best places to work.

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retention

To Be or Not to Be: Is Retention Becoming Obsolete?

Employee retention is one of the most important factors contributing to the growth and success of a company. Or is it? For decades retention has been viewed by HR professionals as one of, if not the leading health-indicator of an organization.

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engagement

Talent Engagement is Critical to Combating Skills Shortage in 2018, Says New Report

The Execu|Search Group—a recruitment, temporary staffing, and workforce solutions company—released its 2018 Hiring Outlook: The Impact Of The Growing Skills Shortage On The Employer-Employee Relationship, which provides insights into the factors that professionals consider when making career decisions.

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Happy workers

Workers Willing to Compromise on Salary for the Right Benefits, Culture, and Growth Opportunities

Base salary isn’t the sole driving force for most workers when considering a job offer, according to a new report from Hays, the world’s largest specialist recruitment agency. While salary remains the biggest consideration, it is outweighed by the combination of benefits, company culture, and career growth when deciding whether to accept a job offer […]

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retention

Retaining the Millennial Workforce and Why It Matters

In just the past year, Millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation and started inching their way to making up the majority of the workforce. For HR professionals, this shift in the workforce can create a challenge, as Millennials are known for job hopping more than previous generations. In fact, Deloitte reports that […]

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Remote Workers Who Rely on Technology Seek a Human Connection, Says Survey

Polycom—a content collaboration solutions provider—and Future Workplace—an HR executive network and research firm—has released results of a new global study of 25,234 workers entitled, “The Human Face of Remote Working”. The study uncovered how collaborative technologies have made employees more empathetic and build better coworker relationships, despite the remote working stigma of laziness and isolation.

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Workplace Diversity

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says.

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family

Weighing Paid Parental Leave? Consider These Points First

While the United States is still one of few developed nations that do not offer paid parental leave, Americans overwhelmingly support these policies. A recent poll shows that 82% of voters say it’s important to explore legislation that allows paid time off for medical and family reasons. Today, there is potential for change on the horizon. There has been a growing chorus of support for possibly amending federal unemployment insurance laws to guarantee 6 weeks of paid maternity leave.

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mergers

Surviving Mergers and Acquisitions: A 5-Point Plan for HR

by Tim Hird, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has been high in recent years. Global mergers in 2015 had a combined value of more than $4 trillion, The Wall Street Journal reported, and 2016 saw a number of deals between large companies.

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