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My Kid Wants to Be a Recruiter. How Do I Help Them? [Reader Question]

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Have a question for yourself or a friend? Feel free to share it and we’ll try to address it in a Reader Question segment! My daughter went to school for Performance Arts and Psychology but as Covid has shut down live venues, has decided to reinvent herself as a recruiter.

Are HR consultant jobs a good idea? [Reader Question]

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Today’s question is about HR consultant jobs and whether they are a good career move. . Note: I LOVE to get questions from readers (just like the one below).

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Want to see me get a performance review LIVE for the first time in 6+ years?

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Recently I had the pleasure of joining Troy Vermillion on Eight Hour Grind , a show that looks at work trends. The topic? Performance management. . After sharing with Troy some of the best ideas from our research, he sprung a surprise on me: my very own performance review!

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Keeping up With the Joneses: Corporate Style

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If you’re from outside the US and unfamiliar with the term, “keeping up with the Joneses” is a term that focuses on everyone’s desire to compare themselves with their peers, even when it’s emotionally unhealthy. Instead of focusing on our own strengths, we look at what others have or can do, and we want that instead. There’s a business version of this, and we’ve all been guilty of it at one point or another.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

Managing the Complexities of the Contingent Workforce

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One of the conversations I’m having more often is around this concept of the contingent workforce, but in a recent presentation I realized some people weren’t aware of the issues surrounding this group. In essence,this segment of the workforce in the United States is made up of temp workers, contractors, freelancers, part timers, and other non-full time labor. With me so far? Now, let’s look at how big of a deal this is: “Up to 30% of the Fortune 100 workforce is contingent.

How to Legally Avoid Paying Overtime Wages [Reader Question]

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I’m trying out a new Q&A format for some questions I’ve received in the last few weeks. Let me know what you think in the comments or by emaiing me your own question to ben@upstarthr.com. Last week I got a question in the mailbag that was short and to the point. How can we avoid paying overtime to employees? My answer was short and sweet: I’m pretty sure that there is a point to making overtime wages a required thing, and it’s to avoid questions like this.

Stop Avoiding AI and Embrace Human Experiences on We‘re Only Human

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“We collect three to 4 billion talent signals in the platform. That number is so large that if you were to spread it out over each second, it’s 30 years of data.

A Day in the Life of a Recruiter

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This is the second in a series of posts on a day in the life of an HR pro. Today we’re turning our sights to the recruiters out there. Below I have profiled several readers who recruit for a variety of industries and companies. If you missed it, the first edition focused on the work of a human resources manager. Read on below to learn about what recruiters do all day, including some funny comments, in-depth descriptions, and other helpful details.

HR‘s Role in Driving Organizational Success with Julie Salomone on We‘re Only Human

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“That’s step one is you have to build that partnership. And hopefully now that the iron is hot, strike it. If you have been supporting your business and organization through this pandemic, how do you take advantage of that and make sure that now your voice is in the room.

Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

Interviews as a Source of Rich, Actionable Data with BrightHire on We‘re Only Human

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“The job of a talent acquisition leader is actually like five or six functions put together. You’re a marketing leader doing outbound and branding.

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HR Informational Interview Questions–Answered

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This week I was approached to complete some HR informational interview questions by a young lady heading back to college for a master’s degree in HR. I’ve answered similar questions before , and I have always had a heart for students looking to break into HR , so I obliged. As I responded, I wondered how others would answer and what advice they would share with someone preparing to enter this amazing profession of ours.

Case Study: Kimberly Clark Revitalizes Employee Self Service

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“In 2021, our employees asked about 27,000 questions from the chatbot and completed about 16,000 transactions. So this year our focus is really on reinforcing awareness and adoption while we’re working to continue to improve our processes, our content, and our support structure.”

How Montway Auto Transport Uses Stay Interviews and Employee-Centric Training

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“Stay interviews are highly under-rated, but yet can provide , so much insight to your employees and so much data. It’s almost like a secret weapon or secret tool that companies just don’t take advantage of.”

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes thereby making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Psychological Safety, Resilience, and Work with Dr. Allessandria Polizzi

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“We’re talking ISO 45003 that I highly recommend people look at. Or you can talk to people like me who can break it down into regular language. Those three components of psychological health and safety, which are the structure, the environment and the expectations of behavior.”

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You Have Something to Offer

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Last week I was sitting in a board meeting for my local SHRM Chapter (NASHRM). I’ve been on the board for about five years now in various roles, and it’s a great way to get connected and serve others within the profession. But volunteering in that capacity is not what we’re discussing today. There was a point in the conversation where we were talking about our upcoming Mentor University program, and someone asked what the minimum threshold should be for mentors in the program.

Recruiting Analytics, Ownership, and Accountability (New Podcast)

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Today the second episode of We’re Only Human aired on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network. The show is focused on recruiting analytics, owners, and accountability. My guest for this show is Kristina Minyard , the Senior Talent Manager at Ignite. During the show we covered some of the interesting aspects that separate staffing and corporate recruiting as well as some of the common challenges and opportunities for recruiting leaders.

How do I start my own HR consulting business? [Ask upstartHR]

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Have a question you’d like answered? Just shoot it our way at ben AT upstartHR DOT com and we’ll see if we can cover it in a future blog! Thank you so much for your insight! I ultimately would like to launch my own business as an HR consultant, with a focus on culture. Carrie. Hi Carrie!

Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

The CHRO of Memphis on Getting to HR’s Purpose

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The first advice I would say is be extremely clear about what your purpose is. When I came into this role, we were extremely clear about what not only my goal, but my purpose as a leader in what I was here to do.

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New Data on Employee Mental Health, Business Impact, and Employee Perception

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“According to their Director of DEI and Mental Health, they’ve reduced short-term disability claims related to mental health by 20%, and they’ve reduced relapse and recurrence by more than 50%.” ” . Doug Berkowitz – SVP Operations – LifeSpeak.

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The Business and Human Value of Organizational Transformation

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If we want to transform and do things differently, we always have a big “why.” ” We have a purpose we are going after.

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HR Summer School: Winter Break Edition

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In the last two years, I’ve had more people tell me “I never thought I would love summer school so much!” ” . Truthfully, I didn’t know that I would, either!

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

Two Out of Three Employees Want this Talent Practice Right Now

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I recently spoke for IAMHR, an event that Phenom put on, and they did a writeup of the session and some of my research.

Creating a Vibrant Performance Process: Insights from Two Chief People Officers

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“We all want to be seen, heard, and recognized.” ” Abby Hamilton, Chief People Officer, LiveIntent. . We’re Only Human — Episode 131. . When it comes to performance processes at most companies, the expected outcomes are compliance and completion.

Video Interviews up 40% in 2021: New Data from HireVue

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The world is more virtual, remote, distributed ( did I forget any buzzwords? than ever before. . Our research at Lighthouse shows that video interviews, mobile assessments, and chatbots are seeing usage at higher levels than ever.

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The Data Behind Paid Leave and What Workers Really Want

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“I think the the one stat that came out of this research, that nine out of 10 employees would be more likely to stay with their employer if they had this benefit, I was just kind of blown away.” ” Rob Whalen, CEO, PTOExchange. We’re Only Human — Episode 140. One of the most common employee benefits is paid leave. Employers offer a variety of options, from more standard accrued leave during every pay period to a newer option for “unlimited PTO.”

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Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

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Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes.

Mythbusting AI in Talent Acquisition on We’re Only Human

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The days of a recruiter having to really remember or jot down different iterations, skills, synonyms, acronyms… Those days are gone. We are constantly learning based off of the resumes that we’re parsing. . Terry Bustamante, DaXtra Technologies. .

Why Not Risk Hiring Someone Amazing? Featuring Peter Sursi of the FBI on We‘re Only Human

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“And as I have these conversations with hiring managers and my peer executives, I often ask them things like, ‘Who is the best person that works with you that comes from a non-traditional background–would you take more of them?’ ’ And of course the answer is always yes.

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Top Concerns for HR in 2022 on We’re Only Human

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“Many employees these days may feel disconnected from their jobs or the company culture as a whole.” ” Ralf Hoffman, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Drake Star. . We’re Only Human — Episode 132. .

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Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

What is a Good HR Job for Introverts? [Reader Question]

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Occasionally I get a question from a reader, such as below. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here. Today’s question is about how introverts can thrive in the world of HR. . What is a good HR job for introverts? I am somewhat shy and am looking for a way to follow my passion for HR without totally stressing myself out. . Monique.

I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

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One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major.

New Event: How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Tight Talent Market

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It’s been a whirlwind on my end for the last few months, and a few things are certainly true: Moving to a new house is hard. In-person events are wonderful to experience again. Virtual events are here to stay!

Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

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I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here.

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