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The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in place since 1990, but some employers are still confused about how to achieve ADA compliance. These tips can help you comply with ...
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When you finally find the right employees, you don't want them to leave your company after just a few months or a year of service. If your company does not have the budget to ...
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Hiring managers are seeking candidates who can accurately display their skills and experience. A well-written cover letter is often what moves candidates up the ranks during the ...
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Even though the labor market continues to make gains with higher wages, low unemployment and manufacturing growth, some job seekers may simply turn down your tantalizing job ...
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Recruiters all over the United States are having difficulty finding the right candidates. Not only do many applicants lack required qualifications, it's also difficult to find ...
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Millennials are taking the workplace by storm, forcing managers and HR professionals to rethink the way they do business. Unlike baby boomers, millennials tend to do a short stint ...
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  • By: Gina Deveney
  • On: 7/10/2015 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Recruiting
Two cases regarding unemployment benefits made news in the first half of 2015. One, from Indiana, centered upon just cause for an employee's firing based on a company's sexual ...
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Improving employee performance is a top priority for employers and managers. The productivity and profitability of a business depends on performance management strategies that ...
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Exit interviews are a valuable source of information for HR representatives and executives. Because they don't have to fear being terminated or retaliated against, departing ...
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One of the biggest HR trends of 2015 is the use of contingent workforces to fill skill gaps and keep operations running smoothly. A contingent workforce is made up of contractors, ...
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The annual employee review is a standard business tool used by most companies as a matter of practice. Most continue using this tool without questioning why. Though employee ...
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Many companies are using HR information systems to track applications, store employee data and produce HR reports. Unfortunately, some companies are behind the times when it comes ...
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Developing a company culture centered on corporate learning can be difficult, especially when a firm may invest large sums of money in the process. Despite the large initial ...
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Employees in the HR department are now seen as strategic partners instead of clerical workers who do nothing more than fill out paperwork and maintain employee files. HR ...
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When it comes to the hiring process, the Americans With Disabilities Act prevents employers from discriminating against current or prospective employees afflicted with a ...
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The peppiest people in an office never let anything get them down. These co-workers always have an optimistic outlook and a positive attitude towards work, family, friends and ...
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Companies can track employee turnover as a way to gauge how well firms keep employees and for how long. Many employers have experienced a higher-than-normal turnover rate due to ...
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Gone are the days of cold-calling potential applicants or hoping the right person applies for your job opening. Social media hiring tools reduce the amount of time it takes to ...
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Traditional wellness programs for American companies used to include annual biometric screenings, health risk assessments, gym memberships and ergonomic workstations. Workers ...
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As an HR professional, you know how much a bad hire costs your company in terms of dollars and cents. Unfortunately, they affect much more than your company's bottom line. Hiring ...
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As the economy expands and more businesses look to grow and extend their reach, accessing and hiring the best workers and getting the most out of them becomes a greater challenge. ...
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Poor employee performance can be a pervasive problem and may become contagious if it isn't dealt with promptly. The very best employees usually feel content, valued by their ...
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Remote employees can present a challenge for a human resources department. When a worker does not maintain a physical presence in the office, HR must determine how to handle ...
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In the years since Big Data made its appearance in the mainstream consciousness, individual businesses have begun to integrate it into standard operating procedures. Human ...
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Human resources departments have a variety of roles in an organization. Often, those roles include handling office complaints and mediating conflicts. When your department is ...
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Contrary to popular belief, retirement benefits are not a thing of the past. In fact, employers are offering better retirement benefits in an attempt to differentiate themselves ...
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Making good hiring decisions helps reduce turnover rates and increase productivity. Now that many job applicants are using social media, it is easier than ever to determine if an ...
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More and more employers are hopping on the health bandwagon and implementing wellness programs to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees. Workplace wellness programs ...
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Many companies have made changes in the way they do business, especially since the economic downturn of 2007. Technology has made the speed of business faster, with wireless ...
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From mergers and acquisitions to the implementation of the latest IT technology, organizational changes can take place at any time. The work needed to adjust to these changes ...
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As a human resources professional, terminating employees is likely one of your most difficult tasks, but it is necessary if you want the best employees working for your company. ...
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A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. More employers are instilling weight loss and wellness programs into the office to help employees shed excess pounds and get ...
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A number of factors can lead to workplace violence, including downsizing, professional stress and a lack of job security. The responsibility for preventing violence usually falls ...
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Many employers conduct pre-employment testing that includes an evaluation of emotional intelligence, skill-based knowledge, personality and cognitive abilities. Companies use ...
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The millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, represents the younger portion of the workforce who are ready to take over from retiring baby boomers by 2025. Although ...
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If you're responsible for writing job advertisements, you must treat each one as an opportunity to market your organization to high-quality applicants. Instead of writing a job ...
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Fighting off the urge to procrastinate is essential to help you become a more efficient human resources professional. You can use some simple methods to stop procrastinating and ...
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Employee turnover can be costly and time-consuming for any business, particularly for human resources managers who may feel like they have a constant state of hiring. Taking time ...
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In the United States, the Family Medical Leave Act requires employees to provide a minimum of 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave for mothers to take care of newborns or newly ...
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Increased demand for real estate is often a good thing, but it's actually one of the biggest HR challenges facing businesses today. Due to rising costs, many HR professionals now ...
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Years ago, when I was working with a very talented head of engineering, the fire alarm went off. While most people grabbed personal items, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed ...
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Increasing employee satisfaction is one of the best ways to reduce your turnover rate and prevent valuable employees from leaving your company. Unfortunately, many HR departments ...
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If you are responsible for recruiting new employees, you must walk a fine line between being personable and getting personally involved with applicants. Most recruiting tactics ...
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In a competitive market, human resources departments often struggle to keep their best employees. According to recent research, the key to employee retention may lie in ...
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The human resources department has one of the most important tasks in the entire organization: hiring employees. If you are new to human resources or filling in for someone during ...
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Research shows that engaged employees are more productive when they are at work, as well as having lower turnover rates. The following mobile apps can help to boost employee ...
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Many companies use job ads to find new employees, and many fail to attract the right type of talent. Consider some of the reasons why a job posting falls short in attracting prime ...
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It’s a vicious cycle and a common complaint we unfortunately hear from many frustrated candidates, “How do I get experience when employers are only hiring people that ...
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As businesses continue to experience growth, human resource departments are tasked with the job of filling the needs of the company with qualified candidates. Recruitment efforts ...
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Like any sector, human resources is rife with buzzwords. After years of enthusiastic use, these once-popular words become so diluted that they lose all meaning. What's worse, they ...
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Employers who recognize the fact that a happy employee creates a satisfied customer are on to something. Engage employees and prioritize job satisfaction by providing access and ...
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Technology continues to make humans dependent on interconnected electronic devices to accomplish daily tasks. At the office, some employees cannot get through the day without a ...
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Quitting your job can make for some awkward professional scenarios, such as explaining to your boss or co-workers why you need to leave. Even more awkward is returning to work at ...
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Preparing for the threat of data breaches is no longer just the responsibility of the IT department. Information security affects every department. From business development and ...
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Are you getting all the employee benefits you could get from your employer? According to financial planner Katie Brewer, people often don't realize when they are missing out. Here ...
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Many people found a new job in 2014 thanks to growth in the U.S. economy and huge winter holiday sales. Lower gas prices left more people with windfalls in their wallets to ...
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Surveys show that more than 50 percent of creative professionals struggle with changes in the workplace. One of the biggest challenges they face is not being properly prepared for ...
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Sitting at work may contribute to detrimental health effects such as metabolic syndrome or even obesity. Some researchers and advocates even call sitting "the new ...
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The United States does not guarantee workers paid sick leave, and over 40 percent of private sector workers do not have access to this important benefit. Many employees, ...
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Recruiting mature workers can help you enhance your company workforce. Unfortunately, many workers over 55 don't apply for certain jobs because they fear they aren't welcome or ...
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Interviews are, perhaps, the scariest part of the job application process. Nervous job candidates take hours to prepare for the big moment of face time. One question remains. Do ...
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The role of an HR analyst is to capture, analyze and report HR trends. This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to keep both managers and employees ...
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Millennials, sometimes referred to as "Generation Y," are often a subject of divisiveness in the workplace. Millennial workers as a group suffer from a public perception ...
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Although 30 to 50 percent of employees use referrals to get jobs, an employee referral is not a guarantee of a great hire. Think carefully about the pros and cons of these ...
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I recently took a trip to the movies to see the World War II thriller, “The Imitation Game” about the group of brilliant people that worked to crack the German Enigma ...
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It is common for businesses to evaluate procedures and processes on a regular basis, but the need to judge and analyze hiring strategies and efforts is a crucial component of a ...
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The right HR software makes everything easier, from tracking applicants to making sure your company is in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws. Because there are ...
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Workplace wellness, part of the mandate of the Affordable Care Act, should become a buzzword in 2015. As hiring rebounds after a great holiday shopping season, employees want more ...
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Employees who hate their jobs are not fully invested in your company's mission, and as a result, work flow productivity decreases, morale in the office is low and your business ...
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Companies that pride themselves on established corporate values and a clear mission statement set forth guidelines for employees. These guidelines foster a commitment to the ...
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Over the past 10 years, human resources professionals have focused on "talent management," which included ways to attract the most talented workers in a candidate pool ...
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Sending a quick email to hundreds of people in the office may seem like a great way to handle your basic internal communications strategy. However, many upcoming trends in the ...
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If you’re looking to grow your team in 2015, get ready for a lot of confident applicants. Beyond recently conducted a national survey of 4,000 people and job seekers are ...
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Every human resources department carries out a regular balancing act of hiring and retaining the best employees while moving low performers out of the company. This tightrope act ...
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A foolproof solution to retaining employees may not exist, but when businesses are aware of the impact of the company's environment and how it affects employee turnover, job ...
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Employee engagement is more than just a couple of buzz words at a staff retreat. Managers need to use active listening skills to keep their employees mentally and emotionally ...
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It's no secret that recruiting, hiring and retaining quality employees can be a complicated task. Recruiting takes dedication, perseverance and a balance of data mining, social ...
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Allowing employees to use personal devices at work is a great way to reduce technology expenses without forcing workers to use outdated equipment. Without a BYOD policy, however, ...
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There are many indicators of a bad hire, including consistently failing to meet deadlines, showing up for work late, exhibiting poor customer service skills and an inability to ...
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Progress is everything in the business world. To ensure your company remains at the top of the corporate pile, you need to check up on the latest human resources trends on a ...
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In any business, there is likely to be a few toxic people. At first glance, these managers or employees may not appear to be obviously bad for the work environment, but their ...
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Social media has become an integral part of the personal lives of many people, but it isn't always clear how it fits in the modern workplace. Every savvy marketer knows it can be ...
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Hiring managers always try to ensure that each new employee is a perfect fit for the company and the position. Often, a resume, cover letter and interview alone don't give them ...
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As the economy emerges from the recent recession, the demand for skilled employees is growing rapidly. This demand has put these employees in a good position to ask for salary ...
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A recent decision by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that states terminating older, and "sicker," employees at firms is age ...
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Clinical depression is a serious illness that affects millions of Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year, one in 10 American adults will ...
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Age discrimination is an issue that affects employers, employees and job candidates. Unfortunately, some hiring managers do not know that their hiring practices reflect ageism, ...
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According to a recent employment survey, raise and promotion requests are rising in many industries.There are a few reasons why this trend is becoming more prevalent with modern ...
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The average worker spends about 50 minutes commuting to and from work, according to USA Today. This is because most workers live far away from their places of employment. ...
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Social recruiting is an important part of maintaining your brand's visibility in the digital age. Though social media is a large part of almost all healthy social recruitment ...
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If you’re like most people who are over 40 and applying for jobs, you might think that you can impress employers with your qualifications. Even though there are ...
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Although the reasons are not as obvious as they might appear on the surface, women continue to earn less money than men. This is especially true after childbirth. New studies ...
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The idea of unlimited vacation time seems a little unbelievable, but about 1 percent of companies in the United States offer unlimited vacation time to employees, according to the ...
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As a human resources professional, you must avoid committing employment discrimination when you hire, promote, train and terminate employees. The average verdict in an employment ...
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Technology advances at a rapid pace, so it makes sense that companies need to remain flexible in order to stay competitive and attract the best job applicants. This means that in ...
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A crisis communication plan is an essential element in every work environment, and failure to properly address these problems in an effective, swift manner can lead to ...
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Does the idea of a career in human resources appeal to you? Becoming a human resources assistant could be the first step on the ladder for this career. In order to become a human ...
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Microsoft, one of the world’s largest and most well-known companies, is poised to distribute pink slips to more than 18,000 of its 130,000 employees in late 2014, according ...
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Many human resources professionals approach the hiring process with a traditional mindset; essentially, the search starts anew for every new position. Talent sourcing, on the ...
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Competition for winter holiday shoppers is stronger than ever in 2014 as brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers look to take advantage of lower gas prices and a ...
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Keeping your workforce healthy during the flu season can be a challenge. Respiratory illnesses such as flu spread very easily between workers in an office, which can lead to ...
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As Baby Boomers start to age out of the workforce in larger numbers, HR departments are seeing a generational shift. In many companies, employees range in age from new college ...
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The Americans with Disabilities Act protects disabled Americans from discrimination in the workplace or other aspects of public life. Businesses need to give managers training to ...
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The skills gap is hurting American businesses, and part of the problem is the continuing argument between whether businesses should pay for training or whether the state should be ...
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Writing a job ad is the first step in finding qualified candidates for an open position. An effective ad helps bring in the best applicants — and perhaps more importantly, ...
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There are two sets of skills that represent the desired qualities any potential employer is looking for. The first set, hard skills, is comprised of qualities like your work ...
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If you're not looking for ways to increase employee engagement, you should be. Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their work and willing to work hard to further your ...
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When it comes to retaining employees, you have a lot of variables to consider. Some are motivated solely by financial incentives, while others need opportunities to learn new ...
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According to experts from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than two million American workers are involved in incidents of workplace violence annually. If ...
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A living wage can be hard to earn in an economy plagued by — or recovering from — recession. Though jobs become more available, the minimum wage paid in certain ...
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One of the biggest headaches for an HR department is dealing with whistleblowing claims, as it puts employees who are just trying to do the right thing against the company. In ...
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Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have caused quite a stir since their introduction to the market. While proponents of these battery-charged devices ...
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HR professionals were once tasked with processing new-hire paperwork and organizing the annual employee picnic, but that has changed. Today, HR experts are strategic partners who ...
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Onboarding can set the tone for an employee's tenure at a company, for better or worse. In many companies, the employee onboarding process is left untouched for years at a time, ...
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For busy human resources professionals, a lengthy onboarding process can seem like a waste of time and resources. Many businesses reduce employee orientation to a bare minimum, ...
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Federal officials are taking a new approach to getting job seekers into work: using job-driven training initiatives to equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the ...
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Drug screening, both before and after hiring an employee, is common for human resources departments, particularly in larger organizations. Though this practice faces criticism by ...
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Getting fired is not fun no matter what the circumstances. However, being wrongfully terminated after positive reviews and performance feedback is arguably the worst when it comes ...
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To some, human resources is a mysterious department, especially in today’s business world, where the human resources department is a little more obscure than it once was. ...
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The talent of an organization’s employees determines its ultimate value. An organization can be built upon a brilliant concept, product or design, but it is impossible to ...
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The recent recession that shrunk workforces around the country and contributed to the rise of temporary labor has significantly changed the face of human resources in companies ...
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Women are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to a recent study by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This study showed that women ...
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Many modern offices are populated with three different generations, a situation that presents employers with both benefits and challenges. For managers, generational differences ...
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In order to attract the best talent, some major organizations are changing the way they operate. In addition to updating the recruiting process to bring it into the 21st century, ...
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As cloud computing becomes an increasingly viable and secure option for businesses, many human resources departments are contemplating making the switch. A paperless HR system has ...
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Modern managers are often faced with the difficult task of combining baby boomers and millenials into an effective multi-generational workforce. Because the two groups often have ...
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Networking online and finding high-quality recruits for employers can be easy if you utilize the right websites and applications. About 40 percent of college graduates are looking ...
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With modern technology driving change in the human resources field, big picture thinking is essential for moving human resources departments into the future. Advanced recruitment ...
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In this day and age, both large companies and small business owners are turning to the power of applicant tracking software to suit their recruitment needs. However, applicant ...
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A company's human resources are an important factor of business success. Do not repel employees by neglecting to engage them properly. Learn how to engage employees and retain ...
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Exit interviews can be a useful time to talk to employees and get some insight to their reasons for leaving the company. However, waiting until the exit interview to start ...
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Recruiting isn’t what it used to be, and with the climate moving in a digital direction, balancing recruiting methods can be tough. Though recruiting is as essential as ...
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Writing a resume can be a difficult and time consuming task, especially if you have a lot of experience to include on it. When writing a resume, it's important to include terms ...
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Having engaged employees is critical to the success of any organization. If your workers are just counting the seconds until the workday is over, productivity suffers. Your ...
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A positive office culture is an important element of any successful company and it's a goal that all companies should strive to achieve. Office culture can vary from company to ...
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Many recent graduates are struggling to find work due to the increased requirements of entry-level jobs. Young people without college degrees are having an even tougher time. ...
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A human resource department is only successful if its activities benefit the company as a whole. Human resource goals need to be set with management in mind. A strong link between ...
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Top companies, such as Google, that receive recognition for their positive, employee-friendly office culture also attract some of the best job candidates. Though no company ...
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Passive recruiting involves targeting candidates who are qualified and experienced but not necessarily interested in changing jobs. At first glance, this type of recruiting can ...
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Employee engagement is an important business strategy that needs to be considered if there is a lack of employee motivation and if productivity is low. Making the employees ...
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Human resources departments are often concerned with internal matters such as training and hiring. If you're looking to make the most of your HR team, however, it is important not ...
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Although employees may view working from home as the Holy Grail of professional situations, many employers have a different opinion. Though remote working often increases job ...
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Recruiters at small businesses often find themselves in the position of locating talent without having the resources available to managers who work for larger companies. Many ...
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A job description plays a crucial role in the hiring process. It acts as the first level of candidate qualification, helping to weed out unsuitable applicants from the get-go. By ...
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On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations do not have to pay for insurance coverage for contraception if the corporations choose to exercise a ...
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Many employees are confused as to how to handle the type of dramatic manager that thrives on trouble. Do not allow this type of manager to zap your joy at work and negatively ...
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The Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute have a long history of working together to promote professional development and certification in the ...
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Many companies receive hundreds of qualified candidates for each open position. Hiring managers and human resource teams are then given the task of choosing the candidates who are ...
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Human resources managers are, of course, human, as it says right in their title. This means that they make the same types of mistakes everyone else does, which can include having ...
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Data-driven hiring, or using indicators to predict the success of a given candidate in your company, is the latest technological trend to hit recruitment. The best recruiters know ...
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Human resources looks a lot different than it did a generation ago. Companies now use complex software systems with algorithms to sort and track job applications. Changing ...
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Dealing with dramatic changes in the workplace proves difficult for many employees. For workers with a growing employer, changes occur rapidly, as new hires join an existing team ...
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The world is changing fast, and business leaders know that keeping up with the times is more critical than ever. There is a stark difference between the business world now and ...
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The human resources department is one aspect of the business world upon which most companies agree. From processing payroll and handling benefits packages to conflict resolution, ...
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Hiring new grads can be a way to bring fresh talent into your business, as well as giving young people the opportunity to start their careers. However, you need to approach the ...
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Office culture is a frequently overlooked aspect of the hiring process. When you hire a candidate who doesn't complement the existing culture, it can cause tension and throw the ...
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Competitive companies are always on the lookout for fresh, innovative ways to draw in the best candidates that the job market has to offer. Human resources departments are ...
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Slow hiring is nothing new, particularly for companies with complex internal processes or long hiring periods. For HR professionals, the lag time makes it difficult to manage job ...
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The legalization or decriminalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington has changed and will likely continue to change how employers deal with ...
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Three things that show a potential employee is serious about a job include an applicant's preparation, demeanor and follow up throughout the entire interview process. To find a ...
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When posting an opening for a new position, it is common practice to place a heavy emphasis on job experience. More important positions generally require more years of experience ...
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When an employee starts a new job, she often spends the first few days observing the company culture and operations. As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a ...
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During the course of your human resources career, you likely will fire employees, lay off staff and accept resignations. At the opposite end of the personnel spectrum, you will ...
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Like any other department, human resources benefits from tracking progress and making incremental improvements. Not all HR metrics are created equal, however, and tracking too ...
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While employers are interviewing a potential job candidate to determine if they are the right fit for the company, the interviewee is likely doing the same thing. Smart candidates ...
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Technology's impact on the modern workplace is apparent throughout companies across the globe. From employee compensation to sales generation, many fundamental business activities ...
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Maintaining productivity throughout the vacation season isn’t always an easy task. Warm weather entices employees, and everyone wants to exchange responsibilities for some ...
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While most people consider a college degree a prerequisite when it comes to building a career, it appears that most college graduates are less than fully prepared for the search ...
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Human resources managers often cannot tell exactly how a hired employee will perform on the job, and as a result, managers sometimes have to deal with negative employee behaviors ...
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New hire risk is becoming an important topic of discussion as the economy continues to improve. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate has ...
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With the spread of mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones to a growing percentage of the population, you may be wondering if your company needs a social media policy. ...
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Staff layoffs are difficult for everyone involved, from executives to ground-level employees. In most companies, staff layoffs are the last resort, enacted to prevent the company ...
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For a human resources professional, it can be challenging to integrate a remote worker into the existing company system. After all, many telecommuters never see the inside of the ...
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Without a doubt, an excellent human resources presence within your company is an advantage for stakeholders, employees and customers. In order to be a company that shows it values ...
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One of the most common complaints about the modern hiring process is that it is impersonal and lacks human touches. Candidates apply for jobs online and then go for weeks or ...
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It isn't enough simply to be generally competent in the HR field. The business world is looking for a specific skill set in an HR professional, and your success depends on how ...
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An increasing number of companies are turning to applicant tracking systems to take the work out of the recruiting and hiring process. Depending on the specific system, applicant ...
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Improved health, lowered fertility in the population at large and an increased child survival rate have lead to an aging population throughout developed countries. As this trend ...
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When the temperature starts to rise, many professionals struggle to find clothing that will keep them cool without breaking the office dress code. As you are looking for ...
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Employee perks, those benefits that go beyond basic compensation, are no longer limited to large corporations. Small and mid-sized companies are expanding their offerings with ...
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For human resources professionals, a job description is a crucial tool. It helps attract appropriate candidates and serves as a guide for new hires. No matter where you are in the ...
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When a talented new hire decides to quit, it costs your company time, money and personnel. Your human resources department must recruit and retain good workers to help the company ...
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Selling a product you don't believe in is difficult. As an HR professional, the company you work for is your product, and the employees you're charged with hiring and retaining ...
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According to a recent report by the National Employment Law Project, economic recovery has come at the cost of fewer high-paying jobs. The report finds that most of the employment ...
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Employee appreciation is an important factor in organizational success. Without employees, organizations are unable to run. It is extremely important that employees know how much ...
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Employee reviews are a crucial step in shaping competent, high-performing workers. When deadlines arise and employees are stretched thin, however, performance reviews are often ...
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During a company's startup phase, hiring is often fairly simple. Two friends join together to start a business, often bringing on a third or fourth co-worker to fill out the team. ...
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If you're in human resources, it is your job to convince prospective employees that your company is a great place to work. Sometimes, job candidates, unaware of small office ...
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Unpaid internships are a hot topic right now because businesses across the country are re-evaluating their internship programs in the context of legal requirements, educational ...
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Getting rid of the HR department is a tactic some companies are using to cut costs and streamline operations. Although cutting this department and asking other workers to handle ...
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Holding office retreats or office getaways is a great way to strengthen teams and support innovation. The simple act of leaving the office often helps people look at problems in ...
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Manager feedback is important for helping you know how well you are performing in your job. However, many managers are reluctant to offer feedback. If your manager fails to ...
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Manager feedback is important for helping you know how well you are performing in your job. However, many managers are reluctant to offer feedback. If your manager fails to ...
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If you think job seekers today have it harder than previous generations, you're probably right. Today's job seekers have to be prepared to start in any available industry, make ...
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Some companies are doing away with their human resources departments as a way to cut costs and demand more accountability from other employees. In some cases, executives believe ...
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When you start a new job, you want to make the best possible impression. This sometimes means staying sane when you feel like you are overwhelmed by your new employer and ...
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If you are responsible for recruiting and hiring new employees, you know just how difficult it is to determine which candidate is the best for a position. Although resumes and ...
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Baby boomers may be doing much of the hiring these days, but they have quite a few adjustments to make when it comes to recruiting those born in the 1980s and 1990s. Millennial ...
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The modern office is sometimes prone to clashes as different generations with different expectations and styles try to work together. If you find yourself baffled trying to figure ...
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While most business people are aware of the value of networking when it comes to seeking a new job, many overlook the importance of creating networks within one's own company. ...
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Human resource departments are responsible for everything from hiring new employees to disbursing severance packages. Human resource professionals are also responsible for many ...
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The open office plan is one of the latest innovations in the design of office workplaces. The intent of open office plans is to foster creativity and interaction among employees, ...
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Tough employee conflicts affect organizations of every scale, and they are costly if not dealt with immediately. According to a 2008 study by CPP Inc., U.S. employees spend an ...
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The Affordable Care Act was the most sweeping reform to the American health care system since the advent of Medicare. The ACA touches on every aspect of the industry, and it ...
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While you keep the eye on the bottom line of your business, you also must keep an eye on your employee relations. Small business owners have a unique opportunity to make time to ...
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Convincing your boss that a job candidate is a good choice can be tricky. Depending on the circumstances, you could be putting your credibility at risk, so it is necessary to ...
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Training and development managers are employees or consultants who develop and implement training programs to help employees acquire new skills. They work with companies on a ...
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Human resource management is the important link between your organization and its employees, helping your business meet its goals through recruitment, risk management and other ...
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The importance of human resources cannot be overstated for any business. Human resources professionals are responsible for handling a variety of matters that affect company ...
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As a manager, you are constantly on the lookout for methods of employee engagement to create a stimulating office culture. A recent survey from State of the American Workplace ...
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Tax season is just around the corner, and chances are you have at least one employee who is worried about filing a federal, state or local return. Filing taxes is something almost ...
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Firing an employee is never a pleasant experience. There are so many rules and regulations to follow, that the entire process needs to be handled with care. This is especially ...
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Calculating turnover rates is one of the best ways to see if your company is doing a good job retaining employees. It may cost several thousand dollars to hire just one person, so ...
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With the steady improvement of the economic situation across the nation, the employment outlook is one area that many are looking to for answers. According to Forbes Magazine, ...
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Technology changes quickly, so it isn't always easy to keep track of new trends in applicant tracking software, but it's important to make some time occasionally to review ...
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Without tracking the results of each HR initiative your company implements, it's difficult to determine which initiatives have merit and which are not performing up to your ...
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An exit interview occurs when a company conducts a survey with an individual who is leaving the organization. This can happen when a student graduates from a college or, most ...
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Thanks to the growth of the Internet, hiring strategies have changed drastically over the years. Using Twitter and other social media sites as integral parts of the recruiting ...
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Many companies have arbitrator jobs within their human resources departments—especially companies that deal with employee unions. Arbitrator jobs aren't all the same, and ...
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America's baby boomer generation, the one born following the end of World War II, is rapidly approaching retirement age. The effects on the job market caused by an older worker ...
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If you have strong communication, sales, and networking skills, a recruiting position can be an ideal fit. Recruiting jobs have the potential to be lucrative and rewarding, but ...
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For human resources staff, day-to-day functions are usually tailored to keeping employees. No one enjoys the process of employee termination, and for HR departments tasked with ...
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Adapting to change is never easy, and this holds true when your company's trusty HRIS systems are no longer meeting your needs. This can happen when your company's software is ...
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As businesses shift and adjust to changes including a fluctuating economy and globalization, human resources managers have had to adjust to the way people are hired and trained. ...
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Despite some gains, US job growth continues to be sluggish in the first quarter of 2014. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent in January, but the economy did not add as ...
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Attending HR conferences is a great way to network with other people in the industry and learn about topics of importance to human resources experts. Many conferences are ...
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Many adults have fond memories of the time they spent at summer camp when they were kids. Some of these adults are now taking time off from work to attend adult camps and spend ...
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The wide variety of human resources responsibilities tackled daily by HR experts may seem difficult to explain to those not familiar with the work. HR tasks are rarely simple, and ...
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The historic healthcare bill, known as the Affordable Care Act, has been hailed by many as a landmark health insurance reform that will serve to make medical insurance available ...
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A 2012 survey conducted by Career Builder found that out of 2,303 human resource professionals and hiring managers, 37 percent used social media to screen job applicants. You can ...
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Having friends at work is one of the nice things that can make the day go by quicker. There's a downside to having friends at work, though, and a thoughtful HR manager will take ...
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In many companies, the hiring process has remained the same for years; as a result, it can be difficult to spot inefficiencies or problem areas. By asking each job candidate for ...
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Human resources is one of the most important departments in any company, no matter what the size. If a company is truly only as good as its employees, then each HR professional ...
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Being tasked with recruiting and hiring new talent is no short order, even when the hiring process for your company is fairly straightforward. Adding a new member to your team is ...
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Human resources professionals may have a hard time when it comes to casting around for new jobs. Because they interview and hire so many people, they know almost every trick in ...
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Allotting company time and money for face-to-face interviews may not be feasible if you're handling a large volume of applications or recruiting out-of-state candidates. Instead, ...
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There are numerous articles providing advice to job applicants about the best ways to answer interview questions. The risk of hiring the wrong person or being on the wrong end of ...
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Many businesses, particularly those that work with cutting-edge technology or communication, exhibit a preference for younger employees. For HR professionals, however, it is ...
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With the advent of data-driven hiring systems and mobile tracking apps, the human resources field is changing quickly. It can be difficult to keep up with new developments on your ...
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Long-term unemployment is the albatross that's been hung around the neck of economic policymakers throughout the recovery period. While many leading economic indicators, such as ...
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Men and women who have been in the military possess a special set of skills they learned while enlisted, which is why hiring veterans makes good business sense. Despite this, the ...
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The final months of the year normally bring a lot of seasonal employment, but November 2013 had a lot more job opportunities than usual. Employers sought out new workers at a ...
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Human resources (HR) personnel aren't immune to office realities. From disgruntled coworkers to poor management, not all offices offer a positive and supportive work environment. ...
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Human resources professionals need good HR toolkits to get their jobs done. Within typical HR frameworks, the right tools, whether organizational or technological, are just as ...
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In the age of Big Data, human resources is undergoing a significant transformation. From cloud storage to data-driven hiring systems, HR trends in 2014 are largely expected to ...
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Employee performance can propel or thwart business growth, making it essential to assess the value each member brings to your team. Deciding how to measure performance goals and ...
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The new year offers a great opportunity for human resources professionals to ensure they're ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. One of the best things you can do for ...
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As the first month of 2014 comes to a close, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making its way through the American employment system. Concern has grown in human resources ...
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Social media sites are a great source of information for recruiters, but relying too much on this information to make hiring decisions does not always produce the best results. ...
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Human resources professionals are tasked with overseeing many of the benefits programs available to employees. Corporate wellness programs help ensure that workers feel fit and ...
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As a human resources professional, conducting research before an interview is crucial, whether you are hiring new employees or looking for a job yourself. By researching in ...
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Buzzwords are dangerous for original thinking. Used judiciously, they can augment your way of communicating and add meaning to your statements. Used carelessly, as these 2013 ...
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Human resources professionals are tasked with jobs ranging from talent acquisition to compliance with employment laws and even sorting out healthcare and similar company benefits. ...
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As an HR professional, a large part of your job is to recruit and sift through the pool of talent to find the right applicants for open jobs. The interview questions you put to ...
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It pays to make a good first impression, and your resume is often the very first introduction that you have with a potential employer. Whether you are putting together your human ...
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When it comes to finding jobs, HR professionals often have insider hiring knowledge that gives them an advantage over other applicants. Whether you are just starting out in your ...
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A few decades ago, human resources recruiter jobs were rare. Jobs tended to be long-term affairs, and company hopping was the exception. With the rise of a more flexible labor ...
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In the age of Big Data, the HR field is experiencing a dramatic shift in hiring and retention processes. Companies of all sizes are using human resources information to change the ...
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Human resources professionals have more tools than ever available for screening candidates at a variety of different levels. Predictive analytics tools allow them to gauge the ...
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All too often, the word "office" conjures an image of an endless gray room filled with desks and fluorescent strip-lighting arrangements. Dozens of people sit at their ...
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Good workers are the building blocks for any company's success, and strong human resource employees can create a solid foundation for the entire team. The human resource staff is ...
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Human resources professionals and hiring managers increasingly turn to big data to help screen and refer job candidates. Modern screening software gives recruiters access to many ...
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Finding the right employees isn't easy. Over the years, employers have tested a variety of job interview questions to become better acquainted with the people behind the resumes. ...
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When it comes to a job search in the human resources industry, many jobseekers tend to overthink the process. Because HR professionals are accustomed to the hiring process, it is ...
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Whether you're a new college graduate or an experienced human resources professional, a resume is a crucial tool. By following tried and true resume writing tips, you can turn ...
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The woes of the desperate job candidate are well recorded, and it's easy to assume the other side has it better. But based on your human resources training and years on the job, ...
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Whether you work for a small business or a company with thousands of employees, there will come a time when you have to help someone deal with office politics. This type of ...
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Human resources is a rapidly changing field, partially due to the new technologies that are revolutionizing hiring and talent retention practices. From integrated personnel ...
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Resume writing is one of the skills every professional should have, but even HR pros sometimes struggle with this task. Your resume must capture the attention of recruiters within ...
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HR professionals have a variety of high-tech tools available to make their jobs easier. Although these tools are valuable, using them often puts you at risk for losing your people ...
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In a business, negotiations happen everyday, and HR professionals are often called on to moderate. For an inexperienced negotiator, it can be difficult to manage heated ...
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As the fourth quarter of 2013 comes to an end, many HR professionals are thinking of ways to attract and retain the best and brightest employees in 2014. Younger applicants are ...
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As a human resource professional, you probably realize the truth behind the holiday job hunting myth. Though the pace slows for many companies during the end of the year, it's not ...
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Human resources experts develop many useful skills during their initial training and continued work experience. When it comes time to seek a human resources management job with a ...
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Armed with a new college degree with a minor in French and a summer touring Paris, you’re ready to find your dream job working in France.  It can’t be difficult, ...
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Networking events are a great way for human resources professionals to make the connections they need to be really effective in the business world. In the world of human ...
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Can firing an employee ever be an act of kindness?  If they are just not right for the job, have no future with the company, and are miserable every day, firing the employee ...
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The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 21 percent growth rate in the job outlook between 2010 and 2020 for HR specialists, which is faster than the average for ...
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The 2003 Michael Lewis book, Moneyball—and the 2011 film of the same name—demonstrated a unique approach to hiring: using data to build a team. When it comes to hiring ...
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The advent of social media has brought communications into a new century and made it possible to craft human resources policy in a more intelligent way. At last, it's possible for ...
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One of the main complaints of military veterans is that it's difficult to get used to civilian life after a highly regimented life in the military. While the United States has one ...
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It takes a lot of time and money to recruit talented people.  The cost of hiring the wrong person, according to an Inc.com article, can be upwards of $240,000.  ...
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People who are looking for jobs often search for resume tips online so that they can ensure they have a resume that gets noticed. Most resume tips also give people information ...
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Nothing is more important for modern businesses than idea generation. That is, perhaps nothing will encourage the growth and continued success of your business more than ...
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The human resources department has many responsibilities within an organization, not the least of which is to hire new employees. This is a very important task because hiring the ...
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Because most job candidates prepare answers for common interview questions before an interview, interviewers who don't know how to spot the qualities of a leader can find it hard ...
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You don't usually think of corporate branding as being an issue for human resources management. After all, employee management is supposed to be a strictly internal affair that's ...
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The repercussions of the US economic collapse continue to be felt half a decade later. While private companies, organizations, and government agencies have been doing their best ...
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Compensation analysts and administrators play an important role in attracting high-quality employees and keeping costs down. Salary negotiations are especially important when ...
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As the holiday season draws closer, many human resources departments are planning office parties. For HR professionals, parties are more than fun; they also involve the challenge ...
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If you enjoy reading fiction from time to time, you’ll be happy to know your hobby can also make you a more effective HR professional. Reading literary fiction can make you ...
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As a human resources professional, you have a wide range of responsibilities, so you can’t spend hours interviewing every candidate that applies for a job. Because your time ...
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Technology is seeping into every aspect of business, and human resources (HR) is no exception. Blazing-fast bandwidth and the widespread availability of inexpensive high-quality ...
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With companies like bookstores and video rentals closing, and other major organizations like manufacturing and financials downsizing, jobs that were counted on in the past are ...
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Human resources personnel often find themselves in the unenviable position of asking sick employees to head home and recuperate before coming back to work. Managing employees ...
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Most of the data that companies collect is filtered through databases and used to improve external, customer-facing initiatives. However, companies can also collect data that's ...
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By 2050, approximately 19 percent of the US workforce will consist of workers aged sixty-five or older, according to US Census data. As a result, human resources professionals ...
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When you have an interview, everything you say is under scrutiny. Words are so important—what you say, how you say it, and the expressive body language that gives it context ...
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According to PayScale, the average tenure for employees of Mass Mutual Insurance Company is only nine months. For companies like Amazon, AFLAC and Google, it’s just about a ...
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Human resources management is expensive and complicated. Special policies have to be developed, you have to recruit a team of full-time professionals with human resources ...

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