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How Google Will Help Informed Candidates Find Jobs Faster

Posted by iCIMS on May 15, 2019 10:53:00 AM

With the tightest labor market in decades, candidates are going out of their way to be better informed and strategic in their approach when exploring new job opportunities. According to a 2018 study done by Aptitude Research Partners, companies define informed candidates “as having the right information for an interview, the right skills for the job, and someone who has conducted his or her own research”.

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Topics: Recruiting, Online, Digital Era

Managing Unplanned Absences

Posted by Francesca Amato on May 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

The impact of absenteeism is real and has tangible effects, not just on managers, but the whole team. As a matter of fact, absence not only disrupts organizations and adds to everyone’s workload, but also causes a lot of stress because deadlines still need to be met. This leaves managers scrambling to find a replacement or having to shell out overtime to make up for lost productivity. It also creates a snowball effect among your employees - if people are overworked their quality of work will be reduced, which reflects badly on the team, hurting morale and lowering employee satisfaction. But don’t despair, here are some absence management suggestions that can help keep that avalanche of consequences at bay.

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Topics: Managing, Absenteeism

How a Cultural Audit Can Elevate the Onboarding Process

Posted by Lilith Christiansen on May 1, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Only 44 percent of employees believe their employer does a good job bringing new talent into the organization. Strategic onboarding seeks to solve that issue by moving beyond automating paperwork. Instead, it delivers a personalized journey that transforms new hires into fully functioning, integrated members of the team. Today’s onboarding approaches should provide clear expectations in terms of behavior and interaction with management, customers, and other employees.

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Topics: Company Culture, Onboarding, Audit

Tips For When A Key Employee Moves To A Competitor

Posted by Michael Faley on Apr 24, 2019 10:28:00 AM

As with most things in life, you should hope for the best but plan for the worst in the event that a valued employee leaves to join a competitor. This article contains some helpful tips to keep in mind following such a move by a key employee.

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Topics: Recruiting, Legal

AI Can Influence Diversity and Inclusion (for Better or Worse)

Posted by Ben Eubanks on Apr 19, 2019 9:33:00 AM

Last month news broke that an AI-powered facial recognition technology used by law enforcement was actually biased against, well, pretty much everyone other than white men. This news hit the public like a slap in the face, but it’s something I’ve been seeing behind the scenes for some time now. Artificial intelligence as a technology isn’t good or bad – it just is.

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Topics: Diversity, inclusive, AI

Unlocking the Full Potential of Employees by Establishing Trust

Posted by Christopher Tkaczyk on Apr 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Accenture (No. 61 on Fortune’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For) has just published a new research report The Trust Imperative: Decoding Organizational DNA, in which it says that businesses are waking up to a new source of business growth–the ability to unlock the potential of their people by using new technologies to secure vast amounts of data on work and the workforce.

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Topics: Retention, Employee Engagement, Work Ethic

5 Steps to a Better Online Reputation

Posted by Sarah Perlman on Apr 10, 2019 10:44:00 AM

In the past, business reputations were dependent on word-of-mouth or ad campaigns expertly crafted by marketing firms. In the age of social media, it is critical that organizations build and manage their online reputations. Companies should manage their online reputations not only to increase profitability and establish themselves in the market, but also to attract and retain quality employees.

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Topics: Company Culture, Digital Era, Reputation

Recruiting and Managing Autistic Adults

Posted by Sarah Perlman on Apr 3, 2019 10:34:00 AM

One in 68 Americans is autistic. Autism is a spectrum disorder, so many individuals only slightly differ from a "neurotypical" person. Many autistic adults have significant skills that could benefit many jobs and industries. So why hasn't this untapped group of possible employees been utilized to the best of their potential?

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Topics: Recruiting, Autism Awareness, Managing

8 Tips on Making the Job Description Stand Out

Posted by Serena Dorf on Mar 27, 2019 10:30:00 AM
Nowadays, the majority of job descriptions look the same. They have the same structure and use the same phrases as if HR professionals had read the same manual, “How to write a job description.” Therefore, it’s not surprising if they get the same, unsatisfying results.

Fortunately, there are some ways you can enrich and enhance your job description to make it stand out.

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Topics: Social Media, Job Description, Writing

How to Onboard for Retention in a Competitive Hiring Market

Posted by Lilith Christiansen on Mar 20, 2019 10:53:00 AM

When employees aren’t happy at work, they aren’t productive. Happiness at work is about feeling engaged and fulfilled–being confident, challenged and comfortable. When an onboarding process at a company is strategic, flexible and user-driven employees are more engaged and thus stay longer, allowing a business to save money.

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Topics: Onboarding, Employee Engagement

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