Tag: employees

A Look at a Deserving and Underexplored Talent Pool

You’ve done it. You’ve found the ideal candidate for that position you’ve been trying to fill for weeks. In training and experience, the person is perfect. The interview was stellar. The employee has not only the skills you’ve been searching for but also that welcoming personality that you know instinctively will mesh beautifully with the […]

TikTok as the Hottest Job-Bashing Forum

Decades ago, the grumblings, complaints, and revelations of employees were limited to the watercooler. Outside of the office, those grumblings may have found their way to the dinner table or the local watering hole, but that was about the extent of it. Today, of course, social media has dramatically expanded the reach of anyone with […]

Reggie Willis: Making a Difference By Taking a Strategic Approach to DEI

We often find that the chief diversity officers (CDOs) we speak to are driven by a passion for helping and working with people. That passion doesn’t necessarily focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) specifically or exclusively, but DEI work tends to be a great outlet for that passion. And it has been a great […]

How a History of Neglected Training Is Contributing to the Supply Chain Crisis

As the United States emerged from the deepest depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new crisis began to emerge and grab headlines: a supply chain in shambles. An already strained labor market has been made worse by early retirements and illnesses related to the pandemic. Companies unable to staff their operations have demonstrated the downside […]

How Background Checks Contribute to a Better Candidate Experience

A bad hire is costly in many ways. The U.S. Labor Department estimates a bad hire costs up to 30% of that position’s first-year salary. This encompasses the time spent on training and onboarding, lost productivity, recruitment costs, and more. Given that, it’s no wonder so many companies want to ensure they do as much […]

Faces of HR: Candace Smith on Reimagining HR, Strategic Partnerships & More

Candace Smith has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Candace to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, as well as what it takes to cultivate a successful employee experience. “I […]

How VR Can Help Bridge the Experience Gap in Employee Training

There’s often a chicken-and-egg problem with employee recruitment and training. Employers almost always want to hire someone with experience, but while some candidates might have the experience from a previous role, others are actually hoping to gain that experience from the job they’re applying for, but they need the experience to get the job. Many […]

To Zoom, or Not to Zoom? That is the Question 

There is a hot debate raging in our business ethos. As the pandemic seemingly winds down (fingers crossed), many companies are flirting with the idea of returning to the office. This has proven controversial, and companies are tackling this in a variety of ways. The “work from home” camp fires off a proverbial volley of […]

How Much Stock Should an Organization Put in Potential?

Movies and TV shows are full of the cliché young hotshot who comes into the workplace with the best education and training but little or no real-world experience. In the world of fiction, the plot typically involves the young hotshot driving everyone nuts with his or her arrogance and know-it-all attitude before finding some humility […]

Recruiting the Right Fit for Remote Work in the Face of the Great Resignation

The world of work has changed, and it looks like remote work is here to stay. Pandemic lockdowns changed life for most of us, and almost synonymous with the pandemic is the surge in working from home. Our living rooms and spare rooms, couches, and balconies have become the engine rooms of our economies (pets, […]