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What is Skill Data?

Skill data, as the name implies, is any data point that is in reference to an individual’s skills and includes data that measures what someone can do. Some examples of skill data include: Individual skill lists Skill assessment results Experience details Skill proficiency levels Information on what skills people are learning Certifications or licenses Degrees […]

Self-Improvement to Cult Initiation: How Not to Lead a Training Session

You would hope employers know the difference between a training session and a cult initiation ritual, but you may be surprised. A Panda Express took trust building exercises and loyalty tests too far during a four-day “self-improvement” session that started with beratement and ended with employees in their underwear.

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Striving to Excel at Any Job and Any Task

Almost everyone has had the experience on a job of just not being able to get motivated. Maybe the work itself is boring or unrewarding. Maybe the boss or coworkers are toxic. Or maybe the employee is just unhappy with the way his or her career has unfolded. This feeling of malaise isn’t just a […]

Putting the Humanitarian into HR

Note: Jignasha was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest. Listen to that here. HR is one of those jobs that provides the opportunity to be more than just a job. HR professionals interact and engage with whole organizations and therefore often have a significant amount of influence over the employees and leaders. People-oriented HR […]


How to Manage an Employee’s Final Two Weeks at Work

Getting off to a great start is important in any job, which is why managers and human resource professionals understand how important those first few weeks on the job are. But in the lifecycle of an employee, there is another period that is also crucial; it just happens to be on the opposite end of […]

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HR Works Podcast: Cancer Benefits and Early Detection

Guest: Mark Stadler, CEO, AccessHope A new mutli-cancer early detection blood test called Galleri has been created by an organization called GRAIL. Detecting cancer early is often the difference between a treatable illness and one that is not. What does this have to do with Human Resources? Some organizations, like the one today’s guest is […]

HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Your Truth, My Truth, and The Truth

Guest: Jignasha Amin Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer, Epicor Software As an HR professional, you are often called up to learn the truth. These can be high-stakes scenarios like workplace investigations, but also when it comes to basic employee relations. But what is the truth? Today’s HR Works 5-Minute Friday guest says there is your […]

HR Works Podcast: Hispanic Recruiting Trends

Guest: Jacob Monty, Partner & Founder, Monty & Ramirez LLP and Host, Human Recursos podcast As part of the HR Daily Advisor’s Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Week. I am pleased to release this HR Works Podcast episode discussing the hiring landscape involving organizations with large Hispanic workforces. Specifically, we’ll discuss recruiting surrounding organizations with Hispanic […]

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UPDATED: COVID-19 Map and Resources for HR Professionals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is top of mind for HR professionals and employers nationwide. Our latest interactive map of COVID-19 cases has been adjusted to reflect the rise in cases in the United States. Read on to view our updated color-coded map, a list of resources, plus an animation showing how our map has developed […]


6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

Understanding EEO Job Categories for the EEO-1 Report

Are you prepared to file your EEO-1 report, complete with the employee survey information broken down by EEO job category? With the September 30 filing deadline fast approaching, understanding your EEO-1 reporting requirements is crucial. “These reports are going to provide information . . . on our employees by their ethnicity, their race, their gender, […]