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Top 50 HR Twitterati – 2015


We’ve tuned out the HR noise to bring you the worthwhile voices on Twitter: the real thinkers, the content creators, the powerhouse recruiters, small business leaders, and entrepreneurs. To determine the size and level of engagement in each influencer’s audience, we used their Twitter follower count and two recognized social influence measuring tools, Klout and Kred. Learn more about the metrics and tools we used. The Generalists.

The state of small business hiring in 2015


As Small Business Saturday draws near — a day when consumers are encouraged to shop small and shop local — we’re sharing an overview of the impact of small businesses and the opportunities and challenges they face when it comes to hiring.

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Here’s How You Should Deal With Toxic Teammates

TLNT: The Business of HR

Few things kill productivity faster than a toxic teammate — someone so awful they poison the workplace environment. Toxic team members can cause cracks in the foundation of the team work ethic. Possibly your manager just doesn’t notice the problem. Clearing the air.

HRTech conference: innovative hiring with social recruiting and video


At the HR Technology Conference (#HRTechConf) in Las Vegas, we’re keeping a finger on the pulse of the most innovative hiring practices from the world’s top companies.’s social recruiting helps them hire great talent from anywhere in the world.

HR Tech World takeaways: employer branding tools and international hiring tips


From Day Two, we’ve sharing employer branding tools that won’t bust your budget, GoodGame Studio’s process for hiring their international team, and what HR can learn from a Digital Prophet. Employer branding that won’t break the bank. Cristina Garlington (@CrisGarlington) October 28, 2015. John Vlastelica (@vlastelica) October 28, 2015. Workable (@Workable) October 28, 2015. Workable (@Workable) October 28, 2015.

Evolution of a company retreat: from product updates to breaking bread


Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis calls his company’s own tradition of the company retreat simply as “the summit”. The first time we did it [in 2013],” he says, “the company must have had between five and 10 people.” We said, ‘Now’s the worst time to stop it.

Real World Lessons in Pay Transparency

Compensation Cafe

And what great stuff -- a real opportunity to share and discuss a "war story" about pay transparency over coffee at the Cafe. The article is a recent interview by Jen Wike Huger with a start-up star in the open-source code world. Something great happened last week.

Seasonal hiring survival kit for employers


Keep the madness to a minimum with this roundup of resources and tips for seasonal hiring. Getting the details right. Sort out the details of work eligibility, benefits, wages, shift scheduling, onboarding, training etc. Step 1 – Attract the right people with the right job descriptions. Even if you’re not using Workable to run background checks, this resource is full of basic info why you need to do background checks and how they work.

The Enterprise And Hybrid Cloud: What CIOs Need To Know

SAP Innovation

When it comes to the enterprise and the hybrid cloud, and what CIOs need to know about that, let’s start here: Nine out of ten IT decision makers say embracing the hybrid cloud for their business is necessary for building a future-ready enterprise. Embracing the hybrid cloud .

my coworker stole donations from a gift collection, managing a sick employee, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworker kept some of the donations she collected for a gift for our boss. But over a month after the holiday, a gift had not been given. The person’s excuse was that she kept forgetting. We finally told the assistant project manager, and he went up to her and asked about the donations and where the gift was for our project manager was. I want to be compassionate but am not sure what the best solution moving forward is.

How To Measure The Fundamentals Of Cloud Maturity

SAP Innovation

Cloud technology is no longer the future for business—it’s the here and now, and, as you no doubt know, it’s already weaving its way deep into business culture, playing a vital role for many organizations, both large and small. I love this strategy and use it all the time.

How Are Businesses Making the Most Out of Augmented Reality?


The technological scene is constantly advancing, bringing forth advancements that are quickly changing our lives to improve things. To be exact, AR improves this present reality condition around us by fusing virtual items inside the genuine condition. Enhanced Training.

Evolution of a company retreat: from product updates to breaking bread


Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis calls his company’s own tradition of the company retreat simply as “the summit”. The first time we did it [in 2013],” he says, “the company must have had between five and 10 people.” We said, ‘Now’s the worst time to stop it.

Project Management Best Practices For Virtual Professional Services Teams


With the advent of instant collaboration and videoconferencing tools, virtual professional services teams have become the norm in many organizations. Flexible work schedules and remote in-house teams, too, factor into the equation. Monitoring the work (47%).

Fair Hiring Practices: A Foundation For Workforce Culture Transformation


In my first two blog posts, I touched on the concepts of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and gender bias. This final blog post in my series will focus on fair hiring practices and how to eliminate bias and stereotypes throughout the process.

How to build a social media recruitment strategy: An FAQ guide


Here’s everything you need to know about how to use social recruiting to build a strategy that meets your hiring needs: Intro to social media recruitment: Analyzing the data. What are the most popular social media networks for recruiters? survey by the Pew Research Center (2016).

Stand by me: employee retention strategies from the pros


The generation of company men and women who spent the bulk of their working lives at one company has mostly retired. The average worker now stays at a job for about four years. The twenty- and thirtysomethings among us, currently the largest generation in the workforce, stay for about two years. A 2015 SHRM/Globoforce survey puts employee retention at the top of the list of challenges facing HR leaders. The results?

“Counteroffers work!” …and other lies about Employee Turnover


But first, employers must get past the myths that may be driving employee retention to all new lows. Truth : According to research by insights firm CEB, 50% of employees who accept your counteroffer will still depart the company within a year. A 2015 survey by Glassdoor actually found that 80% of employees would prefer a better benefits package instead. We’re able to use the collective bargaining power of all our clients’ employees to give everyone access to better benefits.

The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018


A common question I get asked is: “What are the top applicant tracking systems I should consider using?” ” So, every year the Ongig team and I find the top ATS’s used by employers actively hiring…and we publish the details. Workable.