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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.

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.

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 It will become outdated due to changing technologies, evolving labor laws and innovative thinking inside our organization.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.

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.,

Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

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.

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”.

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.

Are You Prepared For Employee Inboarding?

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the impact that artificial intelligence ( What You Need to Know About AI and Women’s Jobs ) will have on jobs, especially women’s job as work automation increases. While women may be more affected, all employees will be touched by AI directly or indirectly. As jobs change and get redefined through technology, employees must change. It will become commonplace to see employee roles change, which will bring in-house moves within the company.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

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.

Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

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.

Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".

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.

Working Remotely: Ideal Work Environment Or Threat To Culture And Employee Productivity?

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The traditional office landscape is changing and has been for quite some time, but the degree to which it should be shifting is subject to debate.

Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

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Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ?

What Do Honesty, Integrity, and Trust Mean in Leadership? - DecisionWise

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I spend part of almost every day coaching leaders through feedback they have received from a 360 degree feedback survey. I’ve found it heartening that consistently the area of greatest concern to these leaders is Integrity and Trust.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.