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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).

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.

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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.

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.

Remote Rule #1: People First

Speaker: Kim Shepherd, Author, Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Former CEO

For HR professionals, figuring out how to keep employees engaged, while working independently in a remote setting might seem daunting at first. Kim Shepherd will share how utilizing a clever combination of tried-and-true culture-building strategies.

How Does AlliedUniversal Hire 90,000 Workers a Year? Referrals and PURPOSE [Podcast]

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How many people did your firm hire last year? 1,000? While it’s not a contest, there are lessons to be learned from organizations that hire more people, because they have the process down to a science. Today we’re going to hear from the head of hiring operations at AlliedUniversal, one of the largest security firms in the world. AlliedUniversal hires more than 90,000 workers per year and has some great lessons we can all learn from, such as hiring with purpose.

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.

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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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 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.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

During this informative webinar, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President, Kevin Grossman, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.

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!

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.

Leading Organizational Change at Siemens with Manuela Brede on We‘re Only Human

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“No one likes leaving the comfort zone, but change forces you to leave your comfort zone, your known area.

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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.

The 2021 Global Employee Survey

In our third annual survey of employee sentiment regarding working on a global team, we analyzed results from 1,250 employees from 15 countries. We look at perception of their company, intention to stay in their role, and overall job satisfaction.

Talent Intelligence and Compensation with Salary.com‘s CEO on We‘re Only Human

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As we provide, billions and billions of data points of pay, job descriptions, skills, information about the organization, information about people… We have all this data and talent intelligence is an emerging super category. Kent Plunkett, CEO, Salary.com. .

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.

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.

The 2022 Guide on Becoming An Inclusive HR Practitioner

Speaker: Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder and CEO of Change Cadet

This webinar was designed by Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, to educate and empower HR practitioners and recruiters at every level, to become accomplices and hold other colleagues accountable. She will cover tips to work through difficult conversations, steps to apologize, and how to act in the workplace.

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.

HR Summer School 2021: Join the Movement for FREE

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Last year was full of uncertainty, and we are hopeful over here in the Eubanks household that 2021 is going to bring more clarity and hope for the future.

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SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?

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Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification is right for you?

Free Access to HR Certification Courses and Other HR Tools

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[Update 3/23 at 9:29am CST] We have already given away our first $1,000 but are doubling down and offering a total of $2,000 in courses at this time. We are hoping to bring something positive out of such a negative and worrisome time for our workforce.

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How to Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

Bringing HR Together: Announcing HR Summer School #hrsummerschool

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In the middle of the strange state we are in right now, one thing is certain: HR conferences are out.

Antiracism Forum for Business Leaders: You’re Invited

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Did you know that research shows diversity training doesn’t create better environments for people of color in the workplace? (

Virtual Open Enrollment and Benefits Communication Strategies on We’re Only Human

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“We need help communicating the benefits we pour our hearts and souls into and making them successful for our employees.” ” Jesse Albro, Flimp Communications. We’re Only Human Episode 90. Heads up: open enrollment will happen this year. While this seems like the strangest year in, well, forever, it also has some predictable elements to it. That said, how do you plan for a virtual approach to open enrollment?

20 Hiring Strategies, Ideas, and Tips for a Tight Talent Market on We’re Only Human

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Thousands of people have been our dataset this year that we’ve been talking to and analyzing and understanding what’s happening. There’s so much research and evidence here to help you. Transparently, I’ve never seen a market like we’re in today. I hope this gives you some good insights and good ideas to solve for the current challenges and an extremely difficult hiring market.

How To Recruit More Women Into Your Workforce

Speaker: Jeanette Leeds, Talent Acquisition Expert | Business Leader | Tech Entrepreneur

In this session, Jeanette Leeds, Talent Acquisition Expert, Business Leader, and Tech Entrepreneur will teach you about the latest talent acquisition solutions to support your gender-diversity hiring journey.

5 HR Career Questions You Must Answer to Reach the Top of Your Game

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“I’m stuck and I don’t know where to go from here.” ” . I was coaching someone recently that is working to get into a new HR role, and it was a tough situation.

Handling the Clash of Parenting and Work in a Pandemic [Video]

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Last week I had a chance to bring together an amazing panel to talk about how to support parents in a challenging work environment. This conversation featured: Donielle Buie, HR leader in charge of employee wellbeing at the Broad Institute. Shana Sweeney, CHRO of SugarCRM. Jonathan Corke, marketing leader at Bright Horizons. In the video below, you can hear each of these leaders talking about how they are tackling the challenge of supporting parents, regardless of whether work is remote or not.

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Digital, Secure Doent Management for HR Teams on We’re Only Human

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“An HR manager can do whatever they need to do. We do have a vision, and the vision is that all administrative tasks should be done in less than 15 seconds.” ” Leila Laidani, Aconso. . We’re Only Human — Episode 122. . In the last year, companies have shifted much of their work processes to a digital format. However, legacy files and workflows don’t always transition so easily. .

Openness to Failure as a Critical HR Skill on We’re Only Human

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“I think openness to failure is as important as openness to success, because if you’re not open to failure, you’re not open to trying new things. Full stop. You’re going to keep rolling out the same trite things that maybe aren’t the best things. So it’s really as important to try new things, and where you give yourself the credibility is the fact that you are measuring and you are looking at whether or not this works objectively.”

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7 Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Growing Globally

Are you focusing on what’s important when it comes to global compliance? From entity setup to hiring, financial reporting to the ever-changing world of regulations, compliance plays a key role on every step of the journey toward long-term success.