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Nobody Predicted This 2020 Trend

We’re almost 3 months into 2020 and so far, we’ve seen two major shakeups in the HR tech landscape. Last week, we reported on a merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software and just yesterday, news broke of a different tech acquisition. Out of all the 2020 HR predictions, no one saw these shakeups coming!

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The Risks of Drinking Outside of Work Hours

Happy hour and after-work drinks often go hand in hand with long days on the job, providing networking opportunities and a chance to unwind. Establishments offering inexpensive drinks between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. know that it’s a profitable decision, as it caters to the steady demand of those who choose to indulge at the […]

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A Strategic Approach to Hiring Assessments

Hiring talent has become extremely difficult in the past several years. In the context of a tight labor market, employers are fighting over talent, and applicants are finding themselves in a privileged position.

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2 Simple Ways to Increase Conversion Rates on Applications

Hiring top talent these days is tough, and if you do it wrong, you could end up breaking the bank. Not only is the cost to onboard and retain talent expensive, but so is the cost of promoting your job ads on the Internet.

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Making the Case for Unlimited PTO at Your Organization

Sponsored by - Thomas Jefferson University

Paid time off (PTO) is a great way to give your employees the much-needed breaks they deserve, and some states and municipalities are taking this one step further by making it a law to provide PTO to workers. As you compete with other organizations to attract and retain talent, it’s time to take a second […]

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

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 […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

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.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

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 […]