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Just How Transparent Should Pay Transparency Be?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00

A recent study by Mercer titled “2019 Global Talent Trends Study” found a large gap between employees’ and HR’s understanding of how many employees would leave for better pay. The study raises important questions about pay transparency. In a recent interview with Tauseef Rahman, Principal at Mercer, we discussed details of pay transparency,...

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Beware of Phishing Attacks—Actionable Advice to Protect Your Company’s Data

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00

Cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, and your company may be the next target. Nigerian princes and computer viruses are no longer the main concern—instead, highly targeted “phishing” attacks are putting companies at risk. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending e-mails purporting to be from reputable companies in...

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The Biggest Problem With Diversity Is That We Think of It as a Problem

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:00

The business world has a problem. For years, well-intentioned companies have been scrambling to improve their workplace diversity by launching diversity campaigns, internal investigations, and more. But despite this, most companies are still failing to make a meaningful difference. In fact, a new report showed the pay gap between black and white...

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How to Hack Hiring to Reduce Bias and Drive Success

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:02

According to research by The Center for Talent Innovation—a nonprofit think tank and thought leader in diversity and talent management—diverse companies are 70% more likely to capture new markets as they grow. Simply put, diversity drives success. For instance, Boston Consulting Group recently found that companies that have more diverse...

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4 Creative Ways to Make Your Training Relatable

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:00

Employee training can mean the difference between mediocre staff and top-notch performers. It can also help employees develop their applicable professional skills (time management, effective communication, etc.), as well as provide industry-specific knowledge and expertise. The challenge many organizations face when it comes to training is...

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Are Employees Really Slacking Off More Now?

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:00

Remember when employee slacking meant long conversations at the water cooler and frequent smoke breaks? Those were simpler times. Some studies suggest that digital distractions offer a whole new, more time-consuming and effective method of slacking in the modern workplace. But how damaging are such behaviors? Should they be stamped out entirely or...

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What Is the PCORI; How Does It Affect Employers?

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:00

PCORI stands for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This institute came about as part of legislative healthcare reform: the Affordable Care Act (ACA). PCORI fees that were part of this legislation are intended to fund the institute for a set time frame. According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article on the topic:...

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If Your Intern Is Ever Taken Hostage, Here’s Why You Should Care

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:00

Netflix is (figuratively) on fire this summer, as it has released tons of new content clearly calculated to keep us indoors during the (literal) heatwave. Season two of Workin’ Moms was released on July 25, 2019 (see my Workin’ Moms post here), season three of Stranger Things was released on July 4, 2019 (see my […] The post If Your...

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Loosen Up—You’ll Find More Candidates that Way!

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:01

We get it, finding great workers these days is a struggle for many talent acquisition professionals—which is why some employers are now loosening their requirements to appeal to a wider talent pool. Don’t believe me? Then consider these findings from a new Adecco USA report. Adecco USA, a workforce solutions company, found that 37% of...

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Ditch the Annual Conference and Build Better Experiences for Your Team

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:00

Let’s be honest! Did last year’s annual conference drum up the engagement you wanted? Maybe it’s time to stuff that outdated idea into a dusty cupboard along with your old conference room decorations.  I’ve been in this industry for more than a decade, and I’ve seen enough money wasted on ineffective conferences to buy...

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‘Just a Job’ Is Bad for Business: Focus on Employee Experience

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:00

How engaged is your workforce? If you answered, “not very engaged” then we’ve got bad news: these disengaged workers will be leaving your company as soon as they receive an offer from someone else. And that someone else may very well be your competition! New research, released by CareerBuilder, shows that employees are split on […] The...

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Promoting Employer-Sponsored Volunteering Without Running Afoul of FLSA

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:00

Volunteering is an effective way for organizations to maximize their impact on the community while minimizing costs. In recent years, as corporate social responsibility has received increased attention in academia and from the media, corporations have begun to play a larger role in global, national, and local efforts to remedy broader societal...

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Millennials Aren’t Disruptive—They’re Innovating the Hiring Process

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 04:03

You’re probably sick of hearing about Millennial workers, and as a Millennial, so am I! Fortunately, Generation Z is starting to enter the workforce, which means we can all turn our attention to attracting and retaining this new group of workers. But before we completely write off Millennial talent, I’ll share a few strategies some...

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Boost Employee Retention Through Universal Communication

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 04:00

Your office may have the coolest amenities money can buy. However, none of them will retain your employees—not even your hip Millennials. To do that, you must learn the art of universal engagement. People never seem to tire of talking about Millennials in the workforce, but we can’t forget all the Baby Boomer, Generation X, […] The post...

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Framing Unconscious Bias Awareness at Your Organization

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 04:00

Unconscious bias can be a major factor in whether a workforce is diverse. More likely than not, hiring managers impart their own hidden biases upon their hiring practices. This can be very damaging to an organization, but behavioral scientists have studied this phenomenon in the hopes of understanding it and coming up with practical solutions....

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What Role Should Managers Play in Employee Training?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 04:00

Managers have a lot on their plates. Not only are they responsible for overseeing their departments, but they also often have responsibilities of their own, such as managing budgets and advocating on behalf of their teams for resource allocation and conflict resolution. But should they also be expected to have a role in training their […] The...

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What Is Digital Onboarding?

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 04:00

Employees often have horror stories about a time they were basically left to “sink or swim” with a new employer, such as when they hadn’t been given appropriate training and onboarding after starting a new role. This can happen for a lot of reasons, especially if the employer needs someone to quickly get to full […] The post What Is...

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Why Soft Skills Are the New Career Makers

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 04:03

Forget reading, writing, and arithmetic as the golden tickets to success. According to the World Economic Forum, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Institute of the Future, a mind-set shift should also embrace so-called “soft skills”—personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and...

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Rejection Is a Challenge You Can Overcome When You Understand Why

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 04:01

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re probably used to rejecting candidates, but in this tight labor market, are you the one who’s now being rejected? Record-low unemployment means jobseekers are calling the shots, and if your company doesn’t have what it takes to woo candidates, you’ll be the one getting a rejection letter, not the...

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What Is Inclusion Training?

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 04:00

Inclusion training refers to training employees to better work with others of differing abilities, backgrounds, nationalities, genders, etc. It’s often referred to as diversity and inclusion training. It emphasizes being inclusive of all types of employees and explains the benefits of doing so. This can be in the form of training to increase...

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