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How to Manage the B-Team

Posted by Charles Coy on Oct 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In mid-August, a New York Times article about Amazon featured heated accounts from former employees describing a workplace that rewards top performers with praise and bonuses, while punishing those who can't – or won't – commit to 85-hour work weeks and 24/7 availability.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Blogs, Workforce, Managed Workforce

7 Reasons You Should Hire a Veteran

Posted by Jen Ray on Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Last year I had a personal mission to get out and connect with our military service members. On a Friday afternoon I got in my car, mapped out all the recruiting centers in my area and started to shake hands. It was an amazing afternoon to say the least! I started many great relationships that day.

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Baldovin with the Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection (WERC) program was one of the people I was referred to that day. Baldovin helps National Guard members with the skills needed to find employment. From interviewing skills to putting Guard members in touch with employers, he does it all.

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Topics: Recruiting, Veterans

Culture Fit? There's an App for that!

Posted by Ira S Wolfe on Oct 24, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Culture fit is very often the determining factor on whether an employee stays at a job long-term. With one out of two workers quitting before 18 months, managers could use some help.

Despite years of urging hiring managers and HR professionals to focus employee selection on culture and team fit, many hiring decisions still ignore attitude and personal values, especially at a time when skilled workers are scarce and unfilled jobs plague many businesses. When the education and experience fits, it seems to blind managers to the fact that no matter how good the wings, pigs won't fly.

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Topics: Recruiting, Company Culture, Technology

Debriefing a Meeting Regardless of the Topic

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 21, 2016 6:06:00 AM

I don’t know any time when you could become obsolete or irrelevant quicker than today. The world is moving faster than ever. New technologies are changing the way we work and live our lives. We have to stay current with trends and be willing to change regularly.

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Topics: Workforce, Training

Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It seems like a simple enough question. “What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?”

This question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Benchmarking is the process of comparing something (i.e. process, performance) against what someone else does. The process of choosing that “someone else” to compare yourself to isn’t always obvious.

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Topics: Blogs, Workforce, Human Resources

Will the FLSA Overtime Rule go into effect on December 1?

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Oct 19, 2016 9:39:45 AM

Since the Department of Labor, DOL, announced the Overtime Final Rule on May 18 of this year, it’s faced an uphill political and legal battle.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, FLSA, Legal, Original Content

10 Tips For First-Time Supervisors

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

At one of my training sessions recently, we had a discussion about being a first-time supervisor. While the group had a tremendous amount of management experience, everyone recognized how hard it can be in that very first supervisory role. Driving home after the session, it got me thinking – what advice would I have wanted when I first became a supervisor?

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Topics: Blogs, Labor & Industrial Insights

Are Total Reward Statements Worth the Cost and Effort?

Posted by Rita Verderber on Oct 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Q. I’ve always heard that Total Rewards Statements were a great tool to provide to employees but the ones I have seen seem very difficult to understand.  How can I provide a Total Reward Statement that is valuable, easy to understand, and will help my employees truly understand what their total compensation is?

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Topics: Blogs, Labor & Industrial Insights, Human Resources

Millennials: Digital Natives in the Modern Workforce

Posted by Erica Hill on Oct 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Much has been written about Millennials, and for good reason. Millennials make up 50% of the modern workforce, and the oldest members of Generation Z (those born roughly 1995 to present) are starting their first jobs and internships.

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Topics: Blogs, Technology, Generations

Job Search Tips for Your Facebook News Feed

Posted by Catherine on Oct 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Social recruiting is a booming trend that Human Resources teams are bound to invest more time and money into. According to Social Talent, hiring managers and recruiters now make most of their hires with the help of social media and only eleven percent of people applying for jobs aren't active on social media at all. You definitely don't want to be in that minority, so the Facebook job search tips below will help optimize your professional efforts on this powerful social media channel. 

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Topics: Blogs, Job Seekers, Original Content

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