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How to Transform the Return to the Office into a Celebration of Togetherness

on Jan 26, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Laura Kriska | 0 Comments | Workplace Employee Engagement Togetherness
For most people, the shift to working from home at the start of the pandemic was abrupt, involuntary, and stressful. As many employees begin to return to the workplace after an extended time (nearly two years, for some) away, it's normal for them to feel some uncertainty about this change. If handled well, however, the return to the workplace can be a positive event.
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Becoming Nimble at Dealing with Ever-Changing Plans

on Jan 19, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Leo Babauta | 0 Comments | Planning Change
With the world in so much flux these days, many of us are noticing how difficult it can be to deal with ever-changing plans.
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How Employers Can Fight the "She-cession" and Return Women to the Workforce

on Jan 6, 2022 11:51:22 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Company Culture Job Search Women in the Workforce
We've all seen that the Coronavirus pandemic is still raging, especially with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Companies nationwide are facing workforce shortages and large   among employees. Recent polls show that 94% of employers are having difficulty hiring and retaining staff, and 53% would classify the situation as severe. These issues will continue to have a significant impact on our economy in 2022.
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Two Simple Strategies to Improve Your Staffing

on Jan 5, 2022 9:30:00 AM By | Mackenzie Froese | 0 Comments | Staffing Staffing Strategies
So...how about that crazy job market?
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Tracking the ROI of Employee Recognition

on Dec 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Impact ROI Employee Recognition Corporate Culture
Employee recognition programs play an important role in top-performing organizations everywhere today, especially in companies renowned for their thriving workplace cultures. But is a recognition program truly worth the investment? Do its benefits outweigh its costs? And if so, is it possible to quantify the return on investment (ROI) if such a program? The answer to these questions is a resounding "yes!"
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How to Create a PTO Policy

on Dec 22, 2021 2:19:57 PM By | Roger Carbajal | 0 Comments | pto Paid Time Off PTO Policy
Paid time off (PTO) is one of the most common and popular benefits employers offer to their employees. But in order to implement this benefit with the least amount of administrative and interpersonal hassles, a business needs a strong PTO policy along with an HR technology to track employees' use of PTO and ensure accuracy of records.
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Improve the Candidate Experience by Improving the Recruiter Experience

on Dec 15, 2021 2:56:00 PM By | Gazmend Kalicovic | 0 Comments | Candidate Experience Recruiter Experience
Amid today's uncertainty, one thing remains constant in the realm of talent acquisition: talent leaders continue to emphasize the candidate experience. In fact, in one recent survey employers of all sizes across various industries still ranked candidate experience as the number one area of focus for global talent acquisition teams in 2021.1 This focus makes perfect sense: the world's most successful brands know that it's memorable experiences -- not neat perks or features -- that draw in customers and candidates.
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5 Creative Ways to Fill Jobs in 2022

on Dec 13, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Employment Enterprises | 0 Comments | talent Recruitment Reskilling Professional Development Perks
For employers and recruiters still smarting from the trials of 2021’s Great Resignation, the prospect of filling jobs in the New Year might be more than a little anxiety inducing. From overworked teams and unfilled jobs to high turnover and frequent ghosting, employing and retaining talent became a bruising contact sport. It was a competition full of injuries and short on wins. Does 2022 promise more of the same?
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The Power of Perceived Value for Long-Term Retention

on Dec 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Robin Schooling | 0 Comments | Retention Perceived Value
Several years ago, I met an early career HR professional who was debating whether to accept a new job offer. In the previous year, she had received a promotion, attained an HR certification, and greatly expanded her professional network. She enjoyed her job, liked her team, had friends at work, and was very satisfied with her pay. She had job autonomy and was able to implement initiatives that were important to her. Both her direct manager and "the powers that be" regularly provided recognition and kudos, and the organization celebrated milestones (such as birthdays, new babies, and business wins). Yet even though she was what many would consider "happy" in her job, she was looking for something more, and therefore began exploring other opportunities.
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Best Practices for Hiring Seasonal Employees in 2021

on Dec 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Jazz HR | 0 Comments | hiring 2021 Seasonal Employees
With nearly eleven million positions currently open in the U.S. job market, companies are struggling to deal with the significant shortage of labor.1 People are more discerning about which jobs to pursue, thanks in part to increases in unemployment benefits in response to the pandemic. (For example, one study found that between March 2020 and July 2020 "a 10 percent increase in unemployment benefits caused a 3.6 percent decline in [job] applications, but did not decrease vacancy creation."2)
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