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How Ben & Jerry’s Attracts Talent Using Cultural Experiences

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:02

Having a diverse and inclusive (D&I) culture is becoming even more important as the most diverse generation (Gen Z) enters the workforce. Companies that wear their D&I efforts proudly on their sleeves will stand out as employers of choice and will win over today’s top talent. One strategy for creating this type of culture is […] The...

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Getting Senior Leadership to Truly Listen to HR

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:00

In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, I discussed getting leaders to truly listen to HR professionals with expert guest Ed Muzio. Jim: Hello, everyone, and welcome to HR Works, the podcast for HR professionals. We really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to join us. I am the host […] The post Getting Senior Leadership to...

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Looking to Get an L&D Edge? Attend Our Training & Development Summit!

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:00

The Training & Development Summit Forum Event specifically caters to the needs of senior-level training and learning and development (L&D) decision-makers. The unique one-on-one format of this event allows you to connect with solution providers specific to your interests. Key topics of discussion include eLearning technology, learning...

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Onboarding 101: How to Set Your Employees Up for Success

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:00

Onboarding is a key element of any employee development strategy. After the interview process and the new hire’s own company research, onboarding is the first real taste the employee gets of where he or she will be working. Effective onboarding sets the tone for the company culture, as well as the expectations of the employee. […] The...

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Is Your Candidate Evaluation Strategy Underdeveloped?

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 04:01

As today’s talent acquisition (TA) teams continue to fight for top talent in our tight labor market, a recent joint report of TA leaders from Brandon Hall and Montage revealed that 49% of respondents find the evaluation stage of the hiring process the most impactful, with the exploratory stage (24%) and hiring/offer stage (23%) coming...

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3 Small Business Hiring Trends that Will Last for the Remainder of 2019

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 04:01

It may only be August, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be planning ahead. As 2020 gets closer, there are a few hiring trends that continue to dominate the headlines. If you guessed that one of them is difficulty finding skilled workers, then you would be correct! What’s starting to feel like a broken record […] The post 3 Small...

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How HR Can Help Reduce Workplace Conflict

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 04:00

Work can be stressful, particularly when the stakes are high. While conflict is uncomfortable, it can also be productive and, at times, even necessary to help drive progress and break through impasses. But not all conflicts are created equal. Some conflicts are driven more by personality or personal agendas as opposed to different visions of...

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It’s Free. It’s Fun. It’s Informative. Register for HR & Employee Benefits Summit Now!

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 04:00

Whether it’s professional development you seek, or just answers to your most crucial HR need, there is no better method than personalized, tailored attention. That’s what you’ll get at this year’s HR & Employee Benefits Summit in San Diego, CA. The event, which takes place on October 14 and 15 , is a one-of-a-kind...

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Five Tips for Choosing the Right HR Technology for Your Organization

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:00

In the quest to streamline, analyze, and automate employee support processes, HR professionals have a multitude of technology platforms and tools to choose from. But how can they determine which investments are worth the expense? Fundamentally, they must remember that technology is only as good as the people who adopt it. In other words, the...

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An Employee Volunteer Program Comes With Some Real Benefits

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:00

Does your organization offer some type of employee volunteering program? Some employers allow employees to take extra paid-time-off (PTO) days—beyond the standard allotment—when those days are used in a volunteer or community involvement capacity. Other organizations create entire volunteering programs—often partnered with specific nonprofits...

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Q&A: Harnessing Mental Toughness in Your Employees

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:00

Mental toughness can be described as a psychological edge for overcoming challenging situations—and not all candidates possess this quality. Learning how to identify and leverage mental toughness can provide you with a real advantage. In this interview, I ask Tom Schoenfelder, Ph.D., Principal Scientist and Head of Academic Research and...

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How to Identify Candidates Interested in Growth and Development

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:00

It’s rare for a company to find the “perfect” fit for an open position. Even employees with excellent education and experience might not be experts in the industry, lack alignment with the company’s core values and mission, or have underdeveloped soft skills. Now imagine these potential gaps spreading through the entire organization. This...

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Recruiting and the Effects of Low Unemployment

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:00

Unemployment rates in July 2019 remain significantly low—3.7%. These rates of unemployment are generally presented as great news, but for employers struggling to fill vacancies, the news is decidedly less rosy. This is because low unemployment means fewer individuals applying for any given job vacancy—there are simply fewer people looking and...

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Carol Boyer on Retention Challenges, Advice to Her Younger Self, and the ‘Next Big Thing’ in HR

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:04

Welcome to our first Faces of HR column—in this space every Friday, we will profile one of your peers: ask them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the HR and the workforce. The subject of our inaugural installment today is Carol Boyer, VP Executive and Physician...

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Do You Understand the Most Common Employee Learning Styles?

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00

One obstacle that many instructors—whether they’re in primary schooling, advanced graduate education, or training in the workplace— run into is getting through to an audience with a variety of learning styles. Not everyone learns the same way. Tools that are extremely effective with some students may have minimal impact on others. Here, we...

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More Employers Are Moving Away from the Negotiation Table

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00

Earlier this year, we surveyed subscribers to get a pulse on their recruiting strategies in this tight labor market. One question we asked was: Is your organization open to negotiating salary for initial job offers? An overwhelming majority (92%) say they are willing to negotiate a candidate’s salary to secure talent. However, additional research...

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Why Would an Employee Decline a Raise?

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published an article discussing the legal ramifications of an employee turning down a raise from his or her employer, and it brought up a very perplexing question: Why would an employee turn down an increase in pay? SHRM’s article outlined many good reasons an employee might do...

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What Does the Perfect Workweek Look Like?

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00

For most of us, the traditional 9–5 workweek is normal and so ingrained in us that we don’t question it. For some businesses and their employees, however, there has been a shift to more flexible working patterns. Today, you’ll find working from home and compressed hours are regular occurrences. But what does the perfect workweek […] The...

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Ask the Trainer: What Is the Best Way to Identify Effective Mentors?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00

Q.  What is the best way to identify effective mentors, and how do you know who will be right for the job? A. Ask for volunteers, says Jackie Glenn, a “cultural architect” and author of a new book, Lift as I Climb: An Immigrant Girl’s Journey Through Corporate America. To be an effective mentor, employees […] The post Ask the Trainer:...

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Are Your Recruiters Lying to Job Candidates?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00

Candidates pay attention to the entire recruiting experience, regardless of whether they end up working for your organization. If they’re not selected, their experience with the organization will determine whether they reapply and whether they share that experience via online feedback (which can also impact how others perceive the organization)....

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