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Why HR Should Consider the CEBS Employee Benefits Certification

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“I also enjoy the face to face with employees. And I think I really have chosen this field of benefits, this discipline, because I want to help employees maximize the benefits that are offered to them.” Summer Martin, Human Resources Generalist, STRATA-G Solutions We’re Only Human — Episode 174 The episode features a conversation between Ben Eubanks and Summer Martin about Summer’s journey in pursuing the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification.

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Benefits Broker Turned HR Leader: How to Take Control of Employee Benefits

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“I would be remiss to tell our employees ‘you have the power to question your doctors’ if I didn’t tell HR people ‘you have the power to question your consultants and brokers’ the exact same way.” Melissa Cassidy, Human Resources Leader, Valpak We’re Only Human — Episode 171 In this podcast episode, host Ben Eubanks engages in a conversation with Melissa Cassidy, focusing on the topics of benefits, HR, and employee wellness.

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Building a Career in HRIS and HRIT – Insights from the Trenches

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“Like a lot of people, it’s something I fell into. I don’t think there’s anybody out there that woke up and said, “When I grow up, I want to be an HR tech/HRIS person. So I had a background in social work, counseling, and nonprofit, then got into it and then ended up working in an HRIS role implementing a learning management system.

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The #1 Pay Transparency Priority for Employers

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“Pay transparency is here (or coming) depending on where you’re located and where you’re hiring people. It’s kind of like a snowball rolling down the hill getting bigger and bigger. It’s something to really stop and think about and prepare for now, because it’s not easy. I think the biggest thing around transparency is thinking about what your education plan is for your people.” Megan Nail, Vice President, Total Rewards Practice at NFP We’re Only H

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Turning Labor Market Insights into Talent Intelligence with Brian Jackson of Southwest Airlines

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So we’re looking at how the words are actually formed. When you’re hiring for a technology manager, what does that mean? Are you looking for a technical technology manager? Are you looking for someone who grew up in the chops of software development, knows all of the full delivery life cycle, or are you looking for someone who’s more project focused?

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4 Signs a Company Doesn’t Value HR [Reader Question]

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Hi all! It’s been a minute. Working on a lot of fun stuff between the latest book , HR Summer School , regular livestream events, a ton of speaking at HR conferences and industry events, and so on. But I still get questions pretty regularly and love addressing them when I can ( here’s the archive you can skim ). Here’s one that came in recently: I’m looking for my next HR job.

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How to Skip 1,500 Interviews and Increase Quality of Hire

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And so that doesn’t happen overnight. But over time, as people bought into it and we started to see over the course of one year, we gave the business back 1500 interviews. Imagine the extra time that was available for our product managers. They could do their job, and then when the quality of hire goes up with that, you start to get this [positive] cycle.