When dealing with a labor shortage, employers will pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. Yet, some employers are treating the hiring market like it’s the pre-2008 recession era and continuing to use outdated hiring practices like having a long hiring process, non-mobile-friendly job applications, and more—and then they wonder why […]
The debate over the cost/value proposition of a higher education isn’t new. As tuition and student debt have skyrocketed in recent years, students and parents question the worth of a pricey bachelor’s degree.
Employee attendance problems are probably the most common reason for disciplinary action and discharge. Yet many employers pay surprisingly little attention to their attendance policies.
Imagine someone in your billing department gets an urgent call. The CEO is requesting an immediate transfer of funds into a bank account due to an emergency with a very important client. The voice is convincing, and the client is real. Accounting does what it does best—transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars in record time. […]
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
HR leaders shouldn’t underestimate the impact they can have on an organization. While they might spend a lot of time doing nitty-gritty tasks like ensuring document accuracy and keeping current with compliance updates, they can also play the critical role of driving innovation.
We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]
In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.
QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]