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Why You Need To Shrink Your HR Processes Over Time

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Work processes should be designed with a disclaimer: Caution: This process is meant to shrink over time. It will become outdated due to changing technologies, evolving labor laws and innovative thinking inside our organization. Most of the processes in human resources require numerous steps, have built-in time delays, are confusing, hard to teach to others or just don’t make sense any more. The list goes on and on. Many procedures have outlived their usefulness.

8 Reasons to Add a Temp to Perm Approach to Your Hiring Strategy

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You find yourself having to fill a job vacancy at work. Perhaps it’s a tough position where you’ve had above average turnaround. Or, your company is ramping up its growth. Or, you would simply like the timesaving advantage of having a potential candidate start as soon as possible and test them out before making an offer. These are the more popular reasons for hiring a temporary employee with the intention of making them permanent, once they meet your criteria. Also nicknamed “temp to perm”.

This Is Absolutely Part Of A Company's Culture

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A friend of mine has been in a job search for a while now. She is a seasoned corporate relocation specialist. We met up for coffee recently and she told me about a trip she took from California to Philadelphia (on her dime) for a very promising job interview. She left the interview with the impression it went very well, headed back to the west coast and awaited further word. I have another friend who is in an HR job search in Manhattan for several months now.

How To Be Creative With Your Flexible Work Options

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A work trend that continues to increase in popularity is flexible work schedules. Several significant reasons. For employers, it is very attractive for recruiting, morale and retention purposes. It also shows employees that management is willing to partner with them over their time and extends the trust that goes with it. For employees, it gives them something that’s most important – a sense of freedom. The majority of employees don’t want to be locked in to set hours and days.

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

7 Valuable Onboarding Messages That Will Help New Hires

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As new hires go through your onboarding process, they learn about how the organization is structured, become familiar with their new team and are tasked with early goals to launch their development. While we may be progressing in our onboarding processes, are we equally progressing in what we communicate to new hires? Essentially, employees want to know they are seen as individuals, they matter and will be well supported to grow - things found beyond a paycheck.

How to Be a Savvy Staffing Service Consumer on the Perm Side

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Getting started with a staffing service can be fairly quick and easy. They are eager to have your business. You are eager for their product (qualified people for jobs). Because of this, the process can start running away with itself. The staffing service is part of what is going to build your business, so perform your due diligence wisely. If there’s one thing I have learned working with staffing services for over twenty years, it’s that the client (i.e.,

Why I Would Hire U2’s Bono to Work in Human Resources

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Last week I saw U2 perform in San Jose. My sister Patty, a superfan of the band, flew in from Tampa to see them and treated me to the concert. Between tours in the U.S. and Ireland, this was her thirty first concert. My second. As last minute luck would have it, we were in the right place at the right time to personally meet Bono several hours before the show started.

How to Apply the 20/50/30 Rule to Onboarding

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Over the last five years, I’ve seen onboarding take a dramatic turn by employers. Many more have come to realize the importance of an effective new hire onboarding process and the high cost when it’s lacking. But, despite how onboarding is evolving, the statistics tell us that: 20% of new hires leave within the first 45 days of employment (source). 50% of new hires working hourly, leave their jobs in the first 120 days (source).

15 Ways to Jump-Start a Disengaged Employee

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On the one hand, we want employees to stay in their jobs, but on the other hand, it means facing the challenge of keeping tenured employees connected, productive, and passionate about their work. It’s engagement. Otherwise, boredom or just getting by through minimal efforts results. This is not what creates winning work environments or profitable companies. Disengagement becomes a disease of indifference among employees, and it costs plenty.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

If You Really Want Work/Life Balance, It Starts Right Here

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Achieving work/life balance is worth it. Without it, it makes us unhappy at home and unhappy at work. On the job, it leads to burnout, less productivity, higher turnover rates and lower morale. At home, it makes us absentee from families and friends, depletes our joy and impacts aspects of our health. Achieving work/life balance is worth it. In a survey by Family Living Today , the U.S. ranks 30th out of 38 countries in the work/life balance department, which means we are in the lowest 20%.

5 Things Every Temp Should Know About Your Company

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Temporary employees are unrealized assets when placed for the first time inside a company. While it’s worthwhile to have a temp fill a talent gap that exists, temps do bring something else with them upon their initial arrival, and that is a knowledge gap. There is simply no way around having to educate temps to get them up and running into productivity and familiarized into the culture at your company.

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The Most Important Component of Any Onboarding Program

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One day years ago, I was walking in mid-town Manhattan on a lunch break and came upon a movie shoot with Robin Williams. There was only a small crowd gathered, so I stopped to watch. About ten minutes later, they broke and Robin immediately came over to sign autographs. He asked for a pen, no one replied, so I offered mine and he took it. He signed, joked away, then quickly wrapped up to get back on set. Before he did, he came over to me, smiled and said “Thanks a lot for the pen.”

3 Unexpected Ways Your Company Gains When Hiring Temps

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According to the American Staffing Association , there are nearly 15 million temporary and contract workers being hired across the U.S. each year working in all jobs in all industries. If you think these are only low-paying or for unskilled positions, think again. Many professionals are working as temps such as attorneys, doctors, nurses, accountants, managers and IT specialists, just to name a few. In fact, there are scores of staffing services that cater to the new genres of temps.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

Why Tyler Perry Likens Employees to Trees

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Earlier this month I attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business National Summit in Washington D.C. For those who have not heard about the GS 10KSB program, it was established to help small businesses grow since they employ more than 60% of the workforce in the country and create jobs. I am an honored alumni of this valuable program.

How to Easily Enhance Your Temp Strategy

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Everyone wants a great temp. When it happens, it’s wonderful. When it doesn’t happen, let’s just say it’s less than wonderful. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat a hit or miss. This happens for several reasons: 1) the product you are requesting from your staffing service is people. People are subject to an endless array of behaviors and qualities, and 2) quite often requests for temps are highly automated.

What You Need to Know about AI and Women's Jobs

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One of the biggest trends for Human Resources to keep an eye on in 2018 is the rapid growth of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Not only will this affect the way we work in human resources, our employees and companies as it requires consolidating tasks and compressing jobs, it’s going to be especially impactful on the larger scale to one particular segment of the workforce – women. With AI, brings higher job losses for women.

Why You Should Know Your Company’s Top 3 Priorities

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“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” ? Stephen R. Covey. Where are you heading so fast? We seem to have gotten derailed by the need for speed in business, so we created multi-tasking. But, in turn, we have sacrificed quality and focus. We are beginning to realize that multi-tasking really isn’t all that productive.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

5 Must-Have's from your Staffing Service

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Prior to starting my company Onboardia, Inc., my work in human resources included years of working with staffing services. I found that many of my colleagues had a love/hate relationship with them and we spent many lunchtime breaks in the cafeteria debating the good, the bad and the ugly. There are many benefits to working with a staffing service, one primarily is not having to source candidates yourself.

Work isn't Supposed to be Fun?

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Let’s question that. How often have you heard that statement in the past? What about “That’s why they call it work” ? Thankfully, that view’s been changing over recent years across organizations. In fact, I found fun working in the Navy, my first real job. Saying this was the land of rules and regimentation is putting it mildly. So how on earth was there any fun on that job? Fortunately, someone in the top ranks recognized the difference between happy workers and unhappy workers.

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7 HR Trends for 2018 to Watch

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You’ve just gotten through the human resources year-end marathon, a milestone event unto itself. With barely a moment to kick back and exhale, you’re now faced with looking ahead at the New Year and what’s coming your HR way. As I offer my virtual high-five’s for crossing the finish line in December, here are 7 HR trends you’ll want to keep an eye on this year. Improving the employee experience. All too often we hear companies say “ People are our number one asset”.

The Magic of “Thank You” in the Workplace

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The American tradition of Thanksgiving has its roots in the first simple meal that 50 English men and women and 90 Native Americans shared together in the fall of 1621 in New Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Pilgrims were not celebrating their abundance. They were simply grateful that they had barely survived their first crucial year in the Americas. Since then Thanksgiving has become deeply embedded in the American psyche. It reminds all Americans that we are a grateful people.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Make Way for More Coaching in Your Culture

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During one of my job transitions, I went from a 30-person local firm to a 5,000+ employee-sized global company. It was an adjustment to say the least. I was hired by Debbie S., my new manager. Although we had an immediate rapport during the interview process, little did I know how lucky I was to have landed with Debbie as my manager. It turned out that Debbie spoke to me a lot on a regular basis, she was accessible, she provided guidance and readily shared valuable insights and knowledge with me.

4 Simple Questions to Help You Conquer Work Interruptions

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Paying attention is essential to getting anything done, but it’s tough when your attention is constantly interrupted. Quoting Susan Cain from her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking “Another study, of 38,000 knowledge workers across different sectors, found that the simple act of being interrupted is one of the biggest barriers to productivity.”. Unfortunately, it seems like interruptions are multiplying exponentially in our hyper-connected world.

Agile HR: What you Need to Know to Hold Smaller Meetings and Get More Done               (Part 2 of 3)

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In Part 2 of our series on Agile HR, I’ll introduce some ideas about revising how business meetings are being done and how going smaller may be better. Our jumping off point in the last blog article on Agile HR focused on learning to think small and breaking things down to the essentials in order to remain highly responsive and innovative.This flows right though to meeting practices. We’ve all heard the expression: “We’ve got to stop meeting like this.” We’re taking that phrase literally here!

How to Ensure New Hires Stand on Their Own

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As children, learning to walk, talk or eat on our own for the first time, were happy milestones for us and for our parents who taught us these skills. It meant we were becoming less reliant on others and were moving towards self-sufficiency and independence. We were learning to stand on your own. Literally, baby steps in the beginning, they were still critical personal successes that would help define our growing sense of self.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Why You Need to Add “No” to Your Work Vocabulary

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The word “No” is one of the most powerful of words, yet one of the hardest to say. That’s because no one wants to hear it. People would rather say and hear “Yes”. The pressure to say “Yes” starts early. Children are expected to say “Yes” to people in authority. Children want to say “Yes” to parents, coaches and teachers. We are instinctively eager to please. The Stress of Yes. Saying “Yes” can be easier in the short term, simply because it is the response of least resistance.

Why you Need to Become a Better Storyteller in HR (or Risk Becoming a Talking Head)

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Each of us grew up with treasured stories, especially attached to this time of year. As children, stories helped us feel joy and wonderment about the world around us. They also importantly helped us believe and understand through enchantment. But at any age, stories can also take real things or situations and make them more relatable in order to explain a point or teach a lesson. Stories heighten reality and stir emotions.

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See What Happens When You Clean Up Your Work Desk

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Workplace disorder has its roots in a very familiar place. Your desk. Now a messy desk all on its own does not create chaos, nor is a messy desk a sure sign someone isn’t productive or successful. But, desktop clutter has a way of desensitizing your sense of organization. It reinforces the bad habit of having to search for what you need, and a “digging through the weeds” type routine. And desk disarray can lead to a bigger problem: clutter creep. Clutter is a sneaky creature.

AGILE HR: FIVE REASONS SMALLER HR TEAMS   ARE BETTER (Part 3 of 3)

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In Part 3 of our series on Agile HR, I’m looking at the advantages working in smaller HR teams can bring. I want to mention right up front that I am not suggesting that HR departments eliminate jobs or cut anyone ! This is about effectiveness and working in a new “smaller” way with what you already have in order to innovate and accomplish more. The great thing about teams, especially smaller ones, is that they can be easily formed for whatever purpose is needed.

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

AGILE HR: WHY YOU NEED TO THINK SMALL AND ON THE SPOT (PART 1 OF 3)

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Contrary to the popular concept that “big” is better, modern opinion is starting to think “small” is better. Big meant economies of scale. Before the microchip transformed small into powerful, it took a lot of people to scale a business. Big organizations added value with efficient manufacturing, market expansion, and geographic distribution. A big sales force or a large R&D team were valuable assets. But going big also meant a loss of speed and agility.