Tag: human resources

Criminal

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 […]

experience

7 Ways to Improve Your Employees’ Experiences

The research and statistics are in, revealing that employees’ experiences are critical to their engagement levels, productivity, and overall willingness to stay with an organization long term. This makes employees’ experiences critical to the overall success and profitability of an organization.

gig

Taking Advantage of the Gig Economy for Staffing Needs

The emergence of the gig economy has been a boon for many workers. The gig economy is defined by temporary or freelance jobs, typically with the worker employed as a contractor instead of as a traditional employee, who’d be issued an IRS 1040 form at the end of the year.

Gig

Is the Gig Economy Actually Shrinking?

The gig economy has been heavily discussed in the media and in employment circles for several years now. Essentially, it involves the less-formal employment or contractor relationships between workers and companies, with workers typically working temporarily for one or multiple employers at a time with greater flexibility and independence.