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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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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.

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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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.

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.

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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Don’t Teach Managers About Engagement: Teach Them to Be Engaging

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“One day he challenged me and he said, ‘Listen, I want you to help our 477 store directors be great. But listen, I don’t want you to go and teach them about engagement. They don’t need like a history lesson. But I want you to teach them how to be engaging.’

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 to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

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.

This RPO Firm Hires Thousands of People a Year-Here’s How Hiring is Changing

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“What I’ve seen over the last six to 12 months is that companies are literally craving this information to understand: are they still competitive?

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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.

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.

The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

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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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.

Better Managers, Better Support, Better Results

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And so we experimented and said, let’s have a trial run at being a manager. We took about 25 people that wanted to be a manager as a cohort.

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Making ”No Regrets” Changes as People and Business Leaders

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“The more that we could be pushing that on the business side to say beyond revenue and profitability, what is the quality metric? What is the wellbeing metric? Obviously, employee engagement many companies measure.

Reframing the Way We Work: How to Take Advantage of Disruptions

Speaker: Stela Lupushor, Founder, Reframe.Work Inc.

The work world is changing faster than ever before. How can we future-proof the organization we work for or with, our team’s impact, or our personal ability to continuously transform and upskill? In this exclusive webinar, Stela Lupushor will help you navigate this new reality.

Positioning Culture as ”Business Success Insurance” on We’re Only Human

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“I guarantee there is a direct correlation between a fantastic culture to business success. They are always together. I would say that the strong culture is the insurance policy of every business.” ” Ronni Zehavi, CEO, HiBob. We’re Only Human — Episode 147.

How Mayo Clinic Selects Leaders: A Case Study

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“When we select leaders, what we have found is leaders may have great, innovative ideas. They may be very driven to achieve.

Mentoring the 80% – Avoiding the Rock Stars and Duds

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“The first thing is 100% look for difference [when mentoring]. If you are only looking for more of the same, you are hurting yourself. Cloning was bad in Star Wars, and cloning is bad in real life. The second one is related: get away from the rock stars and the duds when you are mentoring.”

The One Thing People Analytics Teams Often Get Wrong

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“I think the danger that we tend to run as people analytics teams is that we’re not willing to take slightly bolder stances and say, “Hey, we have a better collective picture of the labor market. We have a better collective picture of what enterprise trends and behaviors are like.”

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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.

How to Win in the Modern Hiring Environment on We’re Only Human

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“Oftentimes they’re looking for a quick fix. But what I will say is those that are doing [hiring] well and really moving the needle are those that are looking at this issue holistically. What is our employment brand in the market? Who are we competing with in our market?

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.”

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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The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

Prioritizing Skills to Drive Talent Agility at H.B. Fuller

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“How can you build things that are as small as they can be so that you can plug and play and you can pivot and change? The way that I think about manifesting that in talent programs is thinking about more of a skills culture.

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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!

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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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.

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

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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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.

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!

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.”

Enhance Your Remote Culture: A Social Connection Strategy

Speaker: Kaleem Clarkson, COO of Blend Me, Inc

For some, a return to the office can cause remote employees to feel isolated and disconnected from their team. Join us to discuss leadership's role in developing a social connection strategy based on data and collaboration between team members.