HR Insights


How to Create a Career Plan for Your Employees

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on December 12, 2017

It’s no surprise that employees rank employee development as one of their top priorities, but do employers do the same? The research suggests not. Randstad, a global staffing firm, conducted a study that revealed 73 percent of employers said fostering employee development is important, but only 49 percent of employees said leadership is adhering to this practice. In a similar fashion, Deloitte conducted a survey in 2012 with some strong results. When employees were asked to indicate the top factors that would cause them to look for new employment over the next 12 months, lack of career progress topped the list, whereas lack of challenge in the job came in at No. 5. These results showcase the importance of having clear career plans for your employees. How does your company rank with this? Inevitably, there may be some gaps to fill in your employee career development process, so read on.

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HR Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on November 7, 2017

 As an HR professional, you know that the facets within this field are extensive. There are so many components that make up the HR world, so when it comes to professional development opportunities, you want to make sure you carefully select the best option for you. It’s hard to believe it, but we are nearing the end of 2017, which means it’s time to start gearing up for 2018. What better way to plan for your new year at work than by registering for a professional development conference? There are a lot of conferences to choose from, so I’ve selected some of the crucial conferences you need to attend in the upcoming year.

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5 Quick Tips to Improve Employee Orientation

Posted by Tatiana Spears on June 22, 2016

Looking to revamp your employee orientation process? Here’s how to ditch the dull and get new talent on-board and sold-out.

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10 Things your Competitors can Teach you About Recruiting

Posted by Tatiana Spears on June 15, 2016

Is your competition getting all the top talent? Discover the top 10 things top businesses know about recruiting and how it can help you.

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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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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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Should Managers Get to Approve Internal Transfers?

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on March 8, 2016

In a conversation between two great HR minds, we get to mull over the question of HR approval for internal transfers.

It is traditional for companies to give an employee's direct manager the final call, when it comes to question of transfer to another department.

But it is increasingly common for Human Resources to have a seat at the table.

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Hiring Managers Still Choosy Despite Skill Shortage, Says Kelly

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on February 9, 2016

It's no secret that many professional industries are experiencing a talent shortage, but this doesn't mean that hiring managers are lowering their standards.

37% of managers surveyed report that most people who apply for positions end up being underqualified.

Engineering and Healthcare sectors reported the greatest shortages of talent.

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1 in 5 HR Managers Have Asked Illegal Interview Questions

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on February 5, 2016

While it can be nice to cultivate a relaxed, conversational approach within interviews, there are some topics that are off the table.

Each of the following lines of questioning may feel relevant, and all HR professionals who conduct interviews know how easy it is to cross a line.

But the law prevents certain questions from being asked during interviews, for reasons of privacy and discrimination.

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Stop Neglecting Employee Training: 6 Steps for Success

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on January 27, 2016

Hiring a new employee costs a lot: 60% - 200% of that employee's annual salary, in fact!

One of the best ways to motivate employees to stick around is to focus on training.

This might not be news to you, but the best practices for optimized training procedure may be.

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