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Ben Affleck’s Batman is Retiring His Cape: What About Your Employees?

I waded through a slew of this week’s entertainment, past a bunch of Kardashian-related bunk, and noticed an announcement that Ben Affleck is retiring from playing Batman. Of course, Batman, and his long-suffering pals Robin and Alfred, are fictional characters who never grow too old to work. Still, I could not help but imagine the […]

Legal Hiring in 2019: What Managers Need to Know

The start of a new year is a great time to hire new legal staff. If you’re like many law firms and corporate legal departments in the United States, that’s good news, as litigation and other specialty areas are driving organizations into hiring mode in the beginning of 2019.

Job Interview Personality Tests: Do They Pass or Fail Legal Scrutiny?

A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]

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Why Small Businesses Need an L&D Strategy

In 2019 and beyond, learning and development (L&D) strategies shouldn’t just be implemented by corporations or enterprises alone. Why? Because L&D will be the most innovative department for any organization for the next decade or so, regardless of its shape or size.

Salary Negotiations Are Gaining in Popularity

As we’ve previously reported, jobseekers who did not negotiate their salaries before excepting a job offer were more likely to lose out on future earnings with that company. We also discussed how fewer candidates were willing to negotiate during the hiring process, but that’s about to change!

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M&As: Preparing Employees through Better Use of Technology

HR has a significant role to play in helping to ensure a merger is effective. Talent management and cultural issues have the power to support or derail virtually any corporate marriage. Employees are understandably wary when organizations announce a merger; left unchecked, suspicion, misinformation, and layoff fears can delay the anticipated benefits of a merger […]

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7 Tips to Maximize the New Employee Experience

Research over the last decade has made the case that employee engagement in an organization is highly correlated with success in achieving business goals. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 17% higher productivity, 20% higher sales, and 21% higher profitability, among many other positive metrics.