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How to Increase Your Job-Offer Acceptance Rate

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell on Apr 6, 2017 6:59:00 AM

By implementing a total reward program, a company can build a reputation as a great place to work and therefore attract the best talent. Nonmonetary benefits and perks can, when combined with competitive salaries, form a well-rounded compensation strategy that helps an organization attract candidates, increase offer acceptance rates, and improve retention. Over the last three years, it’s become more and more common for candidates to receive multiple job offers at one time—and, consequently, for companies to increase salaries to attract them. Salary isn’t necessarily the most important factor candidates consider, though, and the best way for companies to increase offer acceptance (especially in multiple-offer scenarios) is by making improvements in the nonmonetary incentives they provide.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights

Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Posted by Michelle M. Smith on Mar 30, 2017 7:47:00 AM

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

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Performance, Workforce

A Year Looking on the Bright Side

Posted by Sarah Payne on Mar 27, 2017 7:26:00 AM

We all have the best intentions on January 1st–making resolutions to eat healthier or workout more or get more sleep. What if you made a resolution to live more gratefully? That’s the goal Janice Kaplan set for herself in her New York Times bestselling book, “The Gratitude Diaries.”

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Company Culture

Three Ways to Optimize Employee Work Schedules

Posted by Jennifer Ardery on Mar 23, 2017 7:37:00 AM

The term “optimized” tends to get thrown around a lot, especially when talking about employee scheduling. But what does it really mean?

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Human Resources, Workplace

The Art and Science of Coaching

Posted by Sarah Payne on Mar 22, 2017 7:10:00 AM

People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. Garvin, professor at Harvard Business School.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Training

Heads Up On Using Social Media in Hiring

Posted by Insight Worldwide on Mar 21, 2017 7:51:00 AM

It’s no longer news–to employers or to potential employees–that social media accounts offer a glimpse into the lives of applicants that has never before been possible. At least, that’s the case for those whose information is made available to the public, whether by design or by accident. This enables hiring managers to approach their applicant pool with more information than ever. But using these tools comes with several caveats–some cons to balance out the pros, both from legal and ethical standpoints. Here are some potential pitfalls as well as some good ideas to make sure you’re using these tools wisely.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Recruiting, Technology

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

Posted by Ilya Zeldin on Mar 17, 2017 7:55:00 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: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Generations

Don't Be an Exclusionary Leader

Posted by Michelle M. Smith on Mar 13, 2017 7:49:00 AM

Leaders are busy people who need to set and manage priorities, often dismissing or delegating tasks that don't provide a strong return on their investment of time.

Nonetheless, there's one area of responsibility that leaders should never ignore...their employees.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Human Resources

Working Together Effectively After A Harassment Investigation

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Mar 10, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Question:

I have an employee that filed a complaint against their supervisor for alleged harassment.  An investigation has been completed and it was determined that there was no harassment and the issue was resolved.  I am very concerned about the employee and their supervisor being able to work effectively together in the future.  What can I do to help them move forward after this situation?

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Human Resources

What Fantasy Football Can Teach Us About Hiring

Posted by Vincent Michelino on Mar 9, 2017 7:09:00 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: Human Resources Insights, Recruiting

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