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People Don't Want to Be Hired By Algorithms

Posted by Megan Purdy on Nov 3, 2017 3:18:32 PM

 

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Topics: Human Resources, new hires, Employee, algorithm, automation, processes

4 Ways to Build Purpose in the Workplace

Posted by Blake Beus on Aug 2, 2017 3:33:11 PM

 

Let’s think about purpose. You might see it as an uncertain topic, and while it is difficult to quantify, purpose is at the heart and soul of great endeavors. If you seek it, meaning will come alive in your work. It’s not just on you, though; organizational purpose requires people at all levels of a company to work toward the same goal.

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Topics: Human Resources, communication, Employee Engagement

The 5 W’s and H Questions for the EEO-1 Report file

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jul 27, 2017 9:58:02 AM

 

If your company is growing quickly and hiring at a rapid pace, then it could be difficult to keep up with all applicable HR laws and regulations. One that affects organizations with 50 or more employees is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) EEO-1 Report file. Read below for the answers for the Who, What, When, Where and How of this important compliance survey. 

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content, Government Contractors, EEOC

Strategic Ways to Manage Difficult Employees

Posted by Jackie Edwards on Jul 25, 2017 9:38:56 AM

 

Every company has difficult employees and low performers, but it's important for managers to understand how to deal with these workers effectively. If not managed properly, difficult employees undermine the concept of teamwork and negatively impact the whole team. Read on for our tips to deal with difficult employees. 

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Employees, communication, HR

How to Identify and Handle Low Performers

Posted by Terri Williams on Jul 6, 2017 11:15:27 AM

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and a company is only as strong as its lowest-performing employees. At first, this analogy may appear to be an overreach–after all, how can one or even a handful of poorly performing workers affect the success of an entire organization?

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Topics: Performance, Human Resources

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization

Posted by Valerie Grubb on Jul 5, 2017 3:50:49 PM

One of the best things you can do for your career is learn how to be a great communicator. After all, if you’re unable to get your point across in a way that inspires others to take action, how can your HR initiatives (or your career) possibly succeed? In any workplace conversation—whether it’s with a direct report, a peer, or the boss’s boss—effective communication skills are what distinguishes a good employee from a great leader.

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Topics: Human Resources, communication

Technology and the Future of HR

Posted by Terri Gallagher on May 8, 2017 11:23:35 AM

The end of the last century saw the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, marked by the technology-based fusion of biological, digital, and physical worlds that is not changing the way people work but is in fact driven by the way people work. In recent decades, the business landscape has undergone tremendous change. People rarely stay in one job for decades, for example. Changes in social behavior and demographic shifts (notably, the arrival of Millennials, who gravitate toward flexible and entrepreneurial careers) have altered the shape of the workforce. In the wake of the Great Recession, the gig economy has arisen to help workers achieve independent “job security,” and personal marketability, and better work-life balance (with the standard “9 to 5” schedule is on its way out). And digitally connected work environments are displacing traditional brick-and-mortar office space.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Human Resources, Technology

Ramifications to Consider as a Result of a Reduction in Force

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on May 3, 2017 4:42:03 PM

Question:

As a result of a Reduction in Force (RIF), we have had to reassign certain tasks to other remaining employees.  What are some ramifications I need to be aware of as a result of doing so?  (i.e. review job descriptions, exempt/non-exempt status, etc.)

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Topics: Human Resources, Employees

Measure the Success of Your HR Programs

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Apr 6, 2017 1:03:17 PM

Any time you create a program, it’s necessary to measure the results. Even the incredibly informal “Let’s do it and see what happens” approach considers evaluation. But the measurement and evaluation portion of any program needs to be well thought out. Measure the wrong thing and the program can look like a failure (when it’s not) or vice versa.

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Topics: Human Resources

How to Turn Managers into Coaches

Posted by Charles Coy on Apr 5, 2017 6:59:00 AM

 

Organizations are increasingly moving away from employing traditional training methods and toward building coaching cultures. Rather than follow the customary process in which management delegates assignments and solves problems as they arise, coaching empowers employees to work through challenges by guiding them to solutions. It encourages and prepares them to solve problems creatively, assume responsibility for their actions, and feel more connected to the company culture. Strong coaching cultures can lead to improvements in employee engagement, productivity, team function, and revenue growth.

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Topics: Human Resources, managers

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