Thu.Feb 02, 2023

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Are Internal Hires a Company’s Best Move for Open Positions?


The efficiency of the hiring process can determine whether a company is well-staffed with quality employees. Companies use two hiring methods when selecting new candidates for open positions: Promoting from within Recruiting new, external talent Before deciding whether to promote someone internally or hire someone new from an externally qualified candidate pool, Human Resources personnel should understand the pros and cons of internal and external hiring processes.

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Is Quiet Quitting a Concern for Your Business? | ClearCompany

ClearCompany HRM

Quiet quitting — have you heard of it? Despite the name, it’s not actually about employees quitting their jobs. Quiet quitting refers to when employees stop going above and beyond at work. According to Gallup research, at least 50% of the workforce is made up of quiet quitters. In the wake of the Great Resignation and amid a hot labor market, it’s important to address quiet quitting among your workforce.


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Career Plateau: Understanding, Identifying and Overcoming


A career plateau refers to a point in one’s career where they feel they have reached a level of maximum growth and advancement. While reaching a level of professional stability is a normal part of career development, hitting a career plateau can be frustrating and demotivating for employees. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and solutions for overcoming career plateaus.

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A Positive Candidate Experience Increases Retention


Today’s hiring landscape and workforce are changing. Anyone who’s been in a hiring, interviewing, or an onboarding role for any period of time will tell you just how different today’s candidate marketplace is. Everything about the application process is shifting. From how candidates apply for jobs to how today’s companies successfully attract top talent.

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Prevent Toxic Work Culture and Protect Your Peoples’ Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General's warning about the role of the workplace on mental and physical health states that employers have an opportunity to turn workplaces into “engines of mental health and wellbeing”. Discover what it takes to foster workplace wellbeing and how to prevent a “toxic work culture”.

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Avoiding the Sucking Vortex of Pissed-Off with Carol Bowser

HR Hardball

Sometimes an episode names itself. Meet Carol Bowser, J.D., owner and founder of Conflict Management Strategies. Carol, after practicing Employment Law for several years, decided that lawsuits don’t often create the level of resolution and satisfaction for the participants. Not only do the employer and employee often become adversarial, the legal representation for both parties are often equally at odds.

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I’m unprofessional and not detail-oriented — but I still need to earn a living

Ask a Manager

This post, I’m unprofessional and not detail-oriented — but I still need to earn a living , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. I am not a detail-oriented person. I’ve had jobs where I was responsible for things like making sure that a packet of materials was the correct color paper, or following a 94-step process perfectly many times.

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Happy Groundhog’ Day

Evil HR Lady

Let’s face it, a lot of life can feel like Groundhogs Day (if you subscribe to the Bill Murray theory of the day). We do the same things over and over, and it can get repetitive. Especially in HR–while there are always unexpected things there is a lot of repetition. Recruit, onboard, retain, exit interview, lather, rinse, repeat. So, I thought I’d use ChatGPT to give us some groundhog info.

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The Benefits of Flexible Workplaces Over Hybrid Workplaces


When the pandemic started in 2020, the world shifted. The labor workforce was one of the most significantly affected sectors worldwide. Most companies and employees had to work from home to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Now that most businesses are back on track, many employees seek flexible workplaces. Flexible workplaces are ideal because 7 out of 10 employees believe it’s less stressful to present in online meetings.

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The Impact Of Mass Shootings On Working Parents: Tips To Cope And Focus At Work

Forbes Coaches Council

If you find yourself sitting at your desk, worrying about how safe your children are at school, here are some tips to help you calm your anxious mind.

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The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insights Group, is now open for participation through July 1, 2023. Your voice is the future of HR technology! This survey is valuable for anyone supporting their organization's HR systems and practices, interested in sharing their vendor experiences, and giving back to the HR community. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

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How do you “practice” HR?

The Tim Sackett Project

We are constantly told that if we want to be good at anything in life, we must practice. It starts when we are kids, and we want to be our heroes. If you want to be good at sports, or dance, or computer games, you must practice. Not just “play” but specific steps that lead to success in the endeavor we’ve chosen. Tyler Cowen released his book “Talent” in 2022 and I really like this quote from it: “What is it you do to practice that is analogous to how a pianist prac

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PlanSource Announces 13 New Partners Joining the Partner Marketplace in Q4


Return to Resources PlanSource Announces 13 New Partners Joining the Partner Marketplace in Q4 13 new partners have been added to the Partner Marketplace to assist HR teams in creating a diverse portfolio of enhanced benefits offerings ORLANDO, Fla. – February 2, 2023 – PlanSource , a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, announced today that 13 additional employer benefits providers have joined the company’s Partner Marketplace — a curated list of best-fit pa

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A Look at Google’s Peer-To-Peer Bonus System


Google is associated with innovation in every aspect of its business, and its management techniques are no exception. Google employs multiple award systems to motivate employees , and perhaps the most notable is its peer-to-peer recognition program. This program allows Google employees to proactively recognize their peers for doing something big or small that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

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Career Cushioning: What It Is and How to Handle It


What is career cushioning? Essentially, it involves creating a backup plan for one’s current job. But good performance management can help employees see a bright future for themselves in your company. Career cushioning isn’t a new concept. Career coach Catherine Fisher coined the term in late 2022 in a LinkedIn post, but she was describing a longstanding concept.

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Ace Your I-9 Compliance: How HR Can Navigate the End of I-9 Virtual Review

Speaker: David Secunda, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkBright

Did your company inspect I-9 documents virtually? Hot off the press from ICE, you have until August 30th, 2023 to document a physical inspection of those documents! If you’re not sure what exactly this means for your organization or are struggling to physically review I-9 documents with remote employees, join WorkBright for a 60 minute deep-dive and Q&A on the end of I-9 virtual review.

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why do hiring managers ghost me after promising they won’t?

Ask a Manager

This post, why do hiring managers ghost me after promising they won’t? , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve had a few terrific interviews that I thought went really well. The hiring manager and I have had great discussions, insightful questions were asked on both sides, and it seems like the role is a great fit for me and my experience.

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6 tips to help employees manage out-of-pocket expenses

Benefit Resource Inc.

Offering pre-tax benefits is the first step in helping employees lower out-of-pocket expenses, but employers should also make sure to explain the associated financial benefits. Employees have a better chance of managing out-of-pocket spending when they understand how their out of pocket expenses can be reduced and what type of savings will come along with that.

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Black History Month: Revamping the Way You Celebrate Diversity


Like many national cultural and social events, such as Black History Month, that come once a year, businesses often look to celebrate them. However, one of the greatest mistakes companies make is celebrating them once a year. With the changes to the workplace — flexible schedules, hybrid and remote employees, multigenerational workforces, and social change — diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts are becoming the highest priorities for overarching business strategies and tran

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Top 6 workplace trends that'll matter for HR professionals in 2023

Zoho People

The pandemic and The Great Resignation have ignited what some are calling The Great Realignment. Employees are reevaluating their goals and what they expect from their jobs. As a result, more and more organizations are adapting their HR strategies to meet employee needs. They are taking active steps to identify what is causing employees to quit in the first place and make positive changes to their employee management and engagement practices so that employees stay.

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Employer Guide: End of I-9 Virtual Review

Attention employers! If you virtually inspected I-9 work authorization documents during the COVID pandemic, you are required to physically inspect those documents before August 30th, 2023! WorkBright has consolidated all the information you need to properly manage this unprecedented scenario in an end of I-9 Virtual Review guide. They've got you covered on: Understanding whether this applies to your organization Deadlines for virtual review and physical inspections Overview of the reconciliation

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I don’t want to eat lunch with my boss, can I file a complaint about my spouse’s manager, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, I don’t want to eat lunch with my boss, can I file a complaint about my spouse’s manager, and more , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. I don’t want to eat lunch with my boss so frequently I have a good manager. He is friendly, supportive, and very flexible with letting me leave early to pick up my young daughters.

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The Problem With Construction Data Sprawl


Data sprawl happens when there are many sources of data that are siloed from one another. Learn how this is affecting construction businesses.

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Multigenerational Training Workforce: A Comprehensive Guide


To enable businesses and individuals to succeed, Gyrus develops and aligns talent with organizational life. Learn how to get the most out of a multi-generational workforce.

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8 office etiquette expectations that are now history


Whether your team is just starting return to the office or you have been on a hybrid basis for some time now, you may notice office etiquette is different than what it was traditionally. What changed? In general, employees definitely aren’t the same as they were before March 2020 when the pandemic brought much of the world to a standstill and skyrocketed remote work.

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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing HR Operations: How to Select Your New HR Software

Speaker: Patrick Sayers, President of Newcastle Research

Are you tired of struggling with outdated HR software? Are you interested in unlocking your organization’s productivity potential? It’s no secret that with tech-dependent remote work on the rise, it's more important than ever to successfully implement an HR platform that can provide actionable insights to help you hit all your key workforce KPIs. But with so much variation, how can you find the most optimal HR software platform for your team?

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House Republicans Vote to Require that Federal Workers Return to the Office

SHRM Resources

The U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 1 passed a bill that would require federal agencies to reinstate pre-pandemic remote work policies.

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The contingent workforce is about to skyrocket — here’s what you need to know


Eightfold AI insights predict a significant increase in global contingent workforce participation in 2023, positively impacting DEI goals Contingent work arrangements will bring relief to the tight labor market New solutions are needed to develop an elastic talent strategy to include contingent workers Contingent workers — freelancers, consultants, contractors, no matter what you call them — are going to become an even more essential part of everyone’s workforces around the world.

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10 Best Self Hosted Learning Management Systems in 2023


What is Self Hosted LMS? A self-hosted LMS (Learning Management System) is a computer programme that is set up and used on a server that belongs to the company or individual using it. With this kind of LMS, businesses may completely control how their e-learning resources and content are managed, customised, and used. When using a self-hosted LMS in 2023, the company is in charge of providing the system’s hardware, software, and technical support.

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3 Tips For Dealing With A Toxic CEO

Civility Partners

We’ve all worked with a toxic person, or perhaps even a toxic CEO. Maybe they were a downer with all of their push back and refusal to budge, or a one-upper who engaged in grandstanding and stealing your thunder, or perhaps they were too aggressive with all the yelling and abrasive body language. Unfortunately, these behaviors are toxic to individuals at the receiving end, to the team’s ability to perform, and to the organization as a whole.

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Report: Insights on Global Fertility at Work

Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern, but also an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, Carrot Fertility surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. Carrot asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.