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7 Signs It's Time to Optimize Your Recruiting Function

Posted by Linda Brenner on Sep 26, 2016 2:43:48 PM

Recruiting is a totally different function than it was just 10 years ago. The traditional role of the recruiter has expanded and evolved so drastically it can feel nearly impossible to keep up. Latest tools, best practices, and an ever-growing list of new job requirements for talent acquisition specialists requires a constant need to evaluate, assess, and optimize the recruiting process. Let's do a quick audit of the common signs of a broken recruiting function.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Recruiting, Blogs, Technology

Sometimes Employees Leave Jobs (Not Managers)

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Sep 8, 2016 11:33:57 AM

There’s an old saying that says, “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” And it’s often true. Throughout my career, I’ve talked to hundreds of employees who love the company and their work, but they can’t stand their manager. So they leave. Sometimes they will just transfer to a different department or another location. Sometimes they will leave the organization all together.

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Topics: Retention

5 Onboarding Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Rachel Giza on Sep 8, 2016 11:25:36 AM

If you ask most CEOs what makes companies successful, there’s a good chance their answer will include the quality of the people that work there. Great talent tends to make for great companies, and we know that maintaining a top-notch workforce depends on recruiting the right people. But it also depends on retaining them.

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Topics: Blogs, Training, Retention, Onboarding

FMLA and Benefits

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Sep 1, 2016 10:19:51 AM


I have an employee out on FMLA.  They were paying for their portion of the health premium, but for the last month, they did not.  Should I cancel their health insurance?

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Topics: Benefits, FMLA

What Fantasy Football Can Teach Us About Hiring

Posted by Vincent Michelino on Sep 1, 2016 10:09:26 AM

As the beginning of autumn draws closer and the NFL preseason begins, fantasy football managers across the country begin their comprehensive draft preparation. It’s common practice at this point to begin scouring through hundreds of player profiles and projections, engaging in several mock drafts, and exhausting every resource possible to get an edge on your competition. There’s a method to the madness of forming an all-star roster, and there are many strategies here that employers can adopt when hiring best-fit talent for their companies. Below, I’ve listed a few of the most integral parts of the process, just in time for the season.

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Topics: Recruiting

Put Your Safety Program in Writing

Posted by Mark Steinhofer on Aug 11, 2016 11:17:27 AM

Most companies prepare safety programs because of requirements for local and federal compliance. But a good safety program can do far more than simply keep you on the right side of the law. By helping you ensure that you have the right systems and programs in place, a safety program can help to ensure that your employees don’t get injured on the job. Because they are probably your company’s greatest asset, and are critical to meeting the needs of your customers, keeping employees safe and healthy also keeps your business safe and healthy.

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Topics: Workplace, Safety

Onboarding: The Missing Piece of Your Talent Brand

Posted by Stijn de Groef on Aug 11, 2016 10:34:32 AM

Companies want to attract the best talent. People want to work for the best companies. The definition of "best" varies, of course, but that's the beauty of a brand: it doesn't have to be “one size fits all.”

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Topics: Blogs, Training, Onboarding, Orientation

On Recordkeeping

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Aug 3, 2016 11:04:48 AM


I keep everything. I am always afraid of throwing items away that deal with my employees. Does it matter? Why shouldn’t I just keep everything?

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Topics: Record Retention, Records

Hire Only Fully Formed Adults: How Soft Skills Improve the Bottom Line

Posted by Ilya Zeldin on Aug 3, 2016 10:55:02 AM

Under the direction of Reed Hastings and Patty McCord, Netflix prospered with groundbreaking HR policies, which Patty wrote about in “How Netflix Reinvented HR.” The first of five basic precepts that drove Netflix’s HR policies is, “Hire, reward, and tolerate only fully formed adults.”

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Topics: Workforce, Generations

Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Posted by Michelle M. Smith on Aug 3, 2016 10:47:13 AM

Corporate value is increasingly dependent on employees, and talent optimization is becoming a serious business issue.

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Topics: Performance, Workforce

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