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Jobseekers’ Market? Maybe Not for Professionals Over 50

With the low unemployment rate and high demand for workers, jobseekers might think they have it made. People interested in fast-food or retail jobs are often quickly hired, but workers in other fields, especially those who are in their 50s or older and are seeking professions that require higher education and years of experience, often […]

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5 Ways to Use AI for Recruiting

Believe it or not, with the ever-increasing need for human intelligence in human capital management in the modern-day workforce, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more necessary for HR departments and recruiters.

How to Protect your Workplace from Political Disruption

In today’s tense political environment, our divisiveness over politics doesn’t end when employees walk through the office door. You’ve probably seen a coworker turn a hot-button political issue into a heated, unproductive argument. You might have even been part of an online exchange that turned from a reasonable debate to ALL CAPS yelling with just […]

What’s Breaking Communication in Your Workplace?

How much does poor communication cost organizations? A 2011 study that surveyed nearly 400 companies with over 100,000 employees each pegged this figure at $62.4 million per organization per year. The annual productivity losses owing to poor communication were estimated to be $26,041 for each worker in the organizations.

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Microlearning Trends for 2019

Microlearning has been on e-Learning and learning and development (L&D) trends lists consistently for the past few years—and for good reason. You can expect to see L&D professionals do even more with microlearning and microlearning technology this year, as detailed in this article.

Pitfalls of Zero-Tolerance Policies

Zero-tolerance policies are a good thing, right? Because of the many workplace misconduct scandals that have become public in recent months, employers are taking harder looks at how they handle harassment allegations, from addressing complaints to carrying out discipline for offenders. At first glance, zero tolerance might seem to be the easiest and most efficient […]

Workplace Investigations: Remove Bias and Ignore Your Gut

As an HR manager, you’ve almost certainly had to do a workplace investigation. Employee A makes a complaint, saying that employee B did such and such. You talk to employee B, and he or she says that no such thing happened or it happened very differently. How do you measure who is credible and who […]