HR Insights


Teleworkers More Likely to Prioritize Wellness

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on June 2, 2016

Employers around the country are offering endless takes on wellness programming, while others tend to favor workplace flexibility benefits. Some industry writers describe these two benefits strategies as existing in isolated "silos."

Employees who value the freedom to telecommute or do freelance work tend to make personal wellness a higher priority than their office-bound counterparts.

The question is... how can America's businesses split the difference?

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Compensable Time? What Nonprofits Need to Know Regarding Their Non-Exempt Employees

Posted by Wendy White on June 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor just made some tweaks to its Fair Labor Standards Act, and HR teams around the country need to take careful note.

The changes have important for ramifications for how employees must be paid during work times both in and out of the office.

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Grieving a Pet’s Death: Should Workers Get Time Off?

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on May 26, 2016

While some people might scratch their heads, cat and dog lovers know that the death of a furry friend can be a devastating loss. This is prompting some employers to offer paid leave for bereaved employees following the death of a beloved pet.

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Recruiting: 5 Secrets to Attracting Top Talent

Posted by Tatiana Spears on May 24, 2016

How do you find top talent? How do you help them choose you? Here are five ways to attract the best candidates and have them say “yes” to you. 

With the advent of recruiting platforms and software systems, you’d think recruiting would be easier, but there is no system that can substitute service excellence and thoughtful strategy. Here are five secrets to attracting (and keeping) top talent.

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8 HR Analytics Every Manager Should Know About

Posted by Wendy White on May 16, 2016

Human resources is just one of the industries generating more data than ever before. But many HR professionals are having trouble turning all of this data into meaningful insights.

This article has great advice about how to create systems which maximize the potential of your company's data sources.

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Your Career Q&A: Work Your Way into HR Management

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on May 12, 2016

In response to a question about upward mobility in HR management, HR career coach Martin Yate offers some advice. Sometimes, in order to get the experience necessary to lead a Human Resources department, an HR professional has to move backward to move foreward.

Yate urges the writer to seek out a job for which she is at least 70% qualified, with the remaining 30% of the job description contributing to skill sets that might qualify her for a future manegerial role.

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Why Robots Won't Take Over HR Recruiting Anytime Soon

Posted by Wendy White on May 4, 2016

Reports of the demise of HR's hiring role have been greatly exaggerated. For years now, we've been seeing headlines about how data analytics will soon outperform flesh-and-blood recruiting agents.

But for all the hype, alogithmic models have yet to reliably connect people with great jobs.

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Disturbance for HR Managers: HR Quantification!

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on May 2, 2016

Need a new piece of corporate-speak for your HR vocabulary? Try "HR Quantification" on for size.

HR has to work with many different departments: employees, the BOD, executives, competitors, management, IT, etc. Each of these groups has a different culture and communication style.

It is HR's job to work with each according to their individual characteristics, not according to one-size-fits-all approaches.

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10 Things All Great Recruiters Do Religiously

Posted by Tatiana Spears on April 20, 2016

Looking to step up your recruiting game?

Here are ten things you can start doing to build recruiter confidence while attracting higher quality candidates.

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Can an HR Manager Be Too Friendly?

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on April 18, 2016

In what starts as a conversation about how nice is too nice for employer-provided coffee, a Fortune columnist talks about the point at which HR gets a little too friendly.

Some employees experience management that is overly friendly, without ever breaking company policy in any specific way.

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