Tag: HR professionals

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Are Cover Letters Still Valuable to Hiring Managers in 2021?

There’s no question that résumés remain critical pieces of the recruiting process. It’s arguable that they’ve become even more relevant in recent years, thanks to applicant tracking systems that parse their text to accelerate candidate screening. But what about cover letters? In the age of online recruiting, “text speak,” and short attention spans, do these […]

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Building on a Brutal 2020: Tips for Tackling 3 Big HR Goals

The year 2020 was an exhausting one for HR professionals, who were faced with constant workplace challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to social movements to the presidential election. Now that it’s (thankfully) in our past, we can use the obstacles we faced to frame a better, brighter 2021. Here are some HR goals to […]

When Your Health Plan Serves Up More Financial Exposure Than Your Employees Can Handle

Considering that the vast majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 40% struggle to cover a $400 emergency expense, it’s no wonder why so many employees consider themselves functionally uninsured despite being covered by their employer’s health plan. The standard employer-sponsored health plan comes with nearly an $8,000 out-of-pocket expense. And, when an employer’s price […]

Some HR Professionals Miss the Value of In-Person Interactions

While many jobs can be done remotely, there is a certain je ne sais quoi missing. I compare it to the difference between a digital book and a paper book. They both can be read and comprehended, but something is missing when you read a book without being able to turn the pages. Not being […]

The Pandemic Might Be Bringing Some Employees Closer Together

While the pandemic comes with no shortage of bad news, some HR professionals are witnessing unprecedented connectivity among their employees. Today’s guest is one such professional. While the pandemic has caused many challenges for her employees, the landscape of work has enabled employees to make concrete connections with one another.

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Let Them Watch Netflix!

The Internet and a wide range of social media channels and media-sharing tools understandably create concerns among company leaders and HR professionals about how employees are spending their time—and the potential productivity-draining impact these tools and devices can have.

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HR Impact on Profit Margins

HR costs are often viewed as necessary to keep the company in compliance and ensure hiring needs are met. But HR teams have been fighting for years the view that the entire group is a cost sink. HR professionals know there are ways the department can be utilized that are not costly but rather a […]