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Just Starting Up? Here’s How You Can Attract and Retain Talent Like Outdoorsy Did

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:03

Getting a company up and running is no small task! And having to compete with big-name companies to lure talent in the door is equally as difficult. However, we’ve got good news! It can be done, and we’ve got the proof. RV rental company, Outdoorsy, recently announced that it had recruited new executive leaders from […] The post Just...

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4 Signs Your Organization Is Ready to Upskill Its Workforce

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00

Upskilling the current workforce is vital. Review the four signs that your own organization is ready to upskill its workforce, which are detailed here.   The post 4 Signs Your Organization Is Ready to Upskill Its Workforce appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Employee Referral Program Basics

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00

Does your organization utilize an employee referral program? If not, it may be a great way to add to your recruiting efforts and get more qualified applicants for tough-to-fill positions. Let’s take a look at tips for setting up employee referral programs, and then, we’ll review a few of the pros and cons. As the […] The post Employee...

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Just How Important Are Career Development Tools?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00

New findings from Bridge Instructure and a Harris poll suggest that when their career development tools are either absent or lacking, employees are much more likely to leave for another company. I recently discussed this issue with Peter Brussard, VP of Product for Bridge Instructure, who related findings from its report titled HR Decision Maker...

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Better Play, Better Pay? Merit-Based Pay and U.S. Women’s Soccer

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7, the stadium erupted into a unified chant: “Equal pay!” Indeed, the WNT is currently involved in a class action lawsuit with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) claiming unequal pay. (For a legal breakdown of the […] The post...

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Van from TV’s Atlanta Helps Us Explore Drug Testing in the Workplace

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00

Before Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was singing duets with Beyonce, he was the brains behind TV’s Atlanta, a comedy-drama filmed and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta chronicles the efforts of Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover), a thirtysomething Princeton dropout, and his cousin Alfred Miles, up-and-coming rapper Paperboi (Bryan...

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Diversifying the Tech Industry: How Female Talent Can Get Ahead

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:03

Gender diversity is important for every organization, but there’s one industry that is consistently in the news for being the least diverse of them all: the information technology (IT) industry, or, more commonly, the “tech industry.” Research reveals that there are roughly 3.5 million computing-related tech jobs across the United States, yet...

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Meeting the Challenge of Tracking Changing Operational Requirements

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00

Among the many challenges a plan sponsor faces is keeping plan operations current with operational requirements. Some requirements are mandatory for all plans, and others are required as a result of discretionary changes made by an individual employer plan to take advantage of legislative and regulatory changes. A retirement plan must operate in...

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How Caring About Employees Translates to Business Success

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00

It’s safe to assume that most companies want happy employees. Unfortunately, for many businesses, profits often take priority at the helm of the ship and employee satisfaction takes the stern. Moreover, even fewer companies know what it takes to actually make their employees happy. What if happy employees directly translated to larger profits and...

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Is Cost of Living Hurting Your Chances at Retaining Top Talent?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00

High property taxes, student loan debt, and stagnant wages are causing many workers to be more selective in where they live and work. Because of this, many employers are missing out on top talent as more workers are choosing quality of life over working for big name brands in expensive cities. A new report, “From […] The post Is Cost of...

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HR Works Transcript: This Is What Leadership Looks Like in 10 Years

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00

In last week’s HR Works podcast episode we discussed the future of leadership and the workplace with expert Lisa Rueth, the Senior Partner and CEO of Cultivate Leadership, a consulting firm that is dedicated to leadership science, organizational design, and executive coaching. If you missed it, or would prefer to read the interview, here is...

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Don’t Forget About Gen X: Attracting This Generation Through Benefits

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:03

When it comes to generational recruiting, most of the focus has been on Millennials. Now, with the emergence of Generation Z, the focus is shifting once again. But what about Generation X? Between Baby Boomers retiring and Gen Z entering the workforce, it seems like Gen X has been completely forgotten. According to Pew Research, […] The post...

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Training and Engaging Employees in Today’s Multigenerational Workplace

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:01

The multigenerational workplace is here. By 2020, most organizations will have at least four different generations working alongside each other. While this wealth of experience will bring all the benefits of diversity, it will also require corporate cultures to adapt to varied working and communication styles. After all, there is no right way to...

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HR Departments of One Have These 5 Priorities

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00

Last week, I shared anecdotal concerns from attendees at SHRM 2019’s session “The Top Five Priorities for an HR Department of One.” The session was given by Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA, and President of The Currence Group. Here, I would like to share the top five concerns, in descending order, of HR departments of one. […] The post...

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Take the Time … to Take Time Off

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00

A Monster survey reveals most U.S. workers are ready for some summer fun, but nearly 10% don’t plan to use any vacation at all—and that’s a mistake. Are you ready for a well-earned summer vacation? If so, good for you! You join the one-third of respondents to a recent Monster survey who said they plan […] The post Take the Time … to...

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Is Weight Discrimination Illegal?

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00

With the majority of people in the United States being either overweight or obese today, you wouldn’t think it would be in an employer’s best interest to be discriminatory against someone who is overweight. Yet, this happens all the time. Sometimes, it’s with intentions that sound good in theory but still end up being hurtful […] The...

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Looking to Hire from the Class of 2019? Here’s How Small Businesses Can Compete

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:01

This year’s college graduates are among the luckiest yet—unemployment is at its lowest rate since 1969, and employers plan to hire 11% more graduates, with higher salaries, from the class of 2019 than the class of 2018. In a competitive hiring market, small businesses can sometimes struggle to gain the attention of top candidates, especially...

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2 Things to Know About the CHANCE in Tech Act

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00

The Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees (CHANCE) in Tech Act—or H.R. 3174—was reintroduced via bipartisan efforts this year after originally being introduced in 2017. Here are two things you need to know about it if you’re a learning and development (L&D) or an HR professional. CHANCE Can Boost the Effectiveness of...

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Gender Identity Complexity: From the Olympics to the Workplace

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00

Olympic runner Caster Semenya, a woman by her own identification, was born with a unique body. While outwardly female, her body produces an excess of testosterone compared with other women. Olympic authorities have at times attempted to regulate the amount of testosterone in people like Semenya, and the entire situation has raised real questions...

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Northeast Employers Pay the Most for Their Workers

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) examined average hourly compensation rates from March 2019 for private industry employers among the four regions of the United States. The findings show that the Northeast pays the most for its workers. Within the Northeast, New England had the highest costs and the second highest...

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