Tag: human resources

remote

Are Remote Workers Costing You Your Business?

As businesses continue to adapt to and change with the times, one working arrangement is standing out among workers and employers: remote work. This popular way to work has many benefits for both parties involved, but it also comes with risks.

skills

The Value of Soft Skills for Job Applicants

Even in a favorable job climate for applicants, it’s still important to be able to stand out from the competition. Applicants and recruiters always place a lot of focus on the skills, experience, and other qualifications that show up well on paper—i.e., résumés and cover letters.

reports

How to Decide If You Can Get Rid of Some Internal Reports

We’ve previously discussed the fact that a great deal of time is often wasted with superfluous and often unread reports. Many times, these reports are implemented at a point in time when they are legitimately needed; however, the reports may have been poorly created, or their usefulness may have waned or disappeared altogether.

background

Factors to Consider with Applicants Who Have Criminal Records

In a previous post, we discussed the recently signed FIRST STEP Act, which reduces sentences for thousands of nonviolent criminals and promises to provide shorter sentences for certain nonviolent crimes going forward. When it comes to a particular individual, the criminal justice system has two primary goals: punishment and rehabilitation.

onboarding

How to Trim Onboarding Costs Without Impacting Quality

Onboarding is a make-or-break point in the employee life cycle. With the right approach, a fresh hire can establish meaningful work relationships, gain the right knowledge, and clarify expectations about job performance, reaching his or her full potential as quickly as possible. A poor onboarding experience, on the other hand, will only hamper job satisfaction […]

stress

5 Best Practices for Mitigating Workplace Stress

According to the American Institute of Stress, workplace stress costs U.S. industries around $300 billion every year and is on the rise as workdays get longer, workers work harder, and job insecurity continues to increase. If you want to mitigate workplace stress at your organization, here are a few best practices to keep in mind.

LinkedIn

5 Ways Your Organization Should Be Using LinkedIn Right Now

Since its inception in 2003, LinkedIn has become one of the most widely used social media platforms for businesses and organizations, Human Resources (HR) and learning and development (L&D) professionals, learners, industry thought leaders, and jobseekers. Around 25% of adults in the United States use LinkedIn, and around 106 million people access the site on […]