October, 2015

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How To Select Team Members For A Project

TheHRBlog

Traditionally team members get selected by matching individual demographic characteristics (training, rank, experience) to generically functional roles and known project requirements. Team composition should reflect the full range of performance requirements mandated by both the team task itself and the collaborative quality of teamwork needed by the project.

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7 Steps to Building a Great Recruiting Team

Spark Hire

For any staffing agency starting out or first-time recruiter , one of the keys to industry success is building a great recruiting team. There are 7 steps that will help you to build an unstoppable recruiting team. Step 1 – Determine the Recruiting Goals. What are your recruiting goals? . Are you recruiting for a specific industry or are you recruiting for any industry and position?

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Hate the Game, Not the ATS Player

Visibility Software HR

Hunting for a job isn’t easy and candidates are very frustrated with the process. Candidates that are in the large percentile that don’t get picked by the Applicant Tracking System are naturally more inclined to hate on the ATS. But sometimes, despite their need for a job, they just weren’t qualified or didn’t fit the company’s needs. Just the same, there are those in the HR and recruiting space who loathe the automation of the ATS.

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Should You Buy an ATS for Your Recruiting Company?

Capterra

Before we get down to answering that question, allow us first to take a moment to go over some basics. What exactly does the acronym ‘ATS’ mean? Sure, you can easily rattle off the textbook answer: Applicant Tracking System. Why should we even be concerned with such an obvious question? How about we repeat the question, but with one small change: What exactly does the acronym ‘ATS’ mean… for you and your recruiting business ?

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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TharpeRobbins Changes Name to Engage2Excel

Engage2Excel

I am pleased to announce that TharpeRobbins is now Engage2Excel. More than just a name change, this is an exciting step forward in a century-long tradition of innovation in helping companies engage and recognize exceptional employees. Engage2Excel will continue to provide all of the services clients have come to rely on with the same attention to detail and delivery excellence.

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Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis

Visier

Employees raising a publicized stink with the union over your rewards. Investing in workplace foosball tables and hammocks , only to get scathing reviews on Glassdoor. Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire.

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Back to Basics: What You Must Know About Video Interviewing

ClearCompany HRM

Video interviewing, a sign of the death of traditional interviewing or simply the way of the future? Video interviewing is a useful tool many recruiters use to screen potential employees. The system works like this: interviewers propose a set of questions, next they send it out via a video interviewing platform to potential interviewees and wait for replies.

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Monday Funday – October 2015

ExactHire

Monday Funday is one way in which ExactHire seeks to build and grow a fun work culture. Each month–on a Monday of course–we recognize the workiversaries and birthdays of our team. We also participate in creative competitions that sometimes turn fierce. We will share recaps of these events via our blog in an effort to spread the word that Monday can be a fun day.

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INTOO Joins ADP Marketplace, Companies Can Now Provide Career Transition Assistance to Departing Employees

Intoo USA

Intoo USA (formerly CareerArc Outplacement) has partnered with ADP to help companies strengthen and protect their employer brand by offering a comprehensive career transition solution to departing employees. Starting today, ADP clients can download Intoo’s outplacement solution application in the ADP Marketplace. We’re excited to join ADP’s Marketplace on the date of their 1 year anniversary.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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A Few Thoughts on Vacation (and White Space) After 7 Days in Dubai

Something Different

A group photo in Dubai. …So I recently returned from a 7-day vacation in Dubai (not including the 24+ hours spent in flight roundtrip). It was the longest vacation I’ve taken in at least a decade, I spent it with my closest friends… and because of the 9-hour time differential and spotty network access, for much of that time I was truly ‘unplugged’ and effectively removed from day-to-day work. …Much has been written about the benefits of time off, and some of t

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Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

One of the key ingredients to organizational culture is its stories. At this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce, one of the sessions focused on effective storytelling. The speaker mentioned four principles from Steve Denning that are essential to effective storytelling: Be true. Be positive. Be succinct. Show growth. As I was thinking of these principles, it reminded me of the opportunities we have to engage employees with our storytelling.

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Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis

Visier

E mployees raising a publicized stink with the union over your rewards. Investing in workplace foosball tables and hammocks , only to get scathing reviews on Glassdoor. Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire.

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Employer Branding in 2015: 7 Things To Know Now

ClearCompany HRM

Employer branding, once a silly startup notion, now a real driver of talent acquisition growth. Have you started to work on your company’s employer brand? Do your organizational stakeholders even see a need for a great employer brand? Many companies are shifting their company branding procedures and talent acquisition processes to compete for talent in the recruiting world.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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Sharing Joy With Customers

ExactHire

As an employee at a small business, you frequently have the opportunity to interact with customers, and it’s easy to see how your work directly impacts the customer experience. You also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the business, so that when the organization succeeds in one area, it’s easier to share in the joy of that success.

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How To Know If Coverage Meets ACA Requirements

ACA Times

Under the Affordable Care Act , employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees – called applicable large employers, or ALEs – are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. The vast majority of employers fall below the ALE threshold and are not subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. If you are an ALE, you may choose to offer affordable minimum essential coverage that provides minimum value to your full-time employees and their dependents,

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Automate Your Manufacturing Incidents & Attendance Issues

nettime solutions

Traditional manual process methods for time and attendance don’t give your employees the flexibility or efficiency they often need to be productive. Working in a manufacturing environment, you need the speed and accuracy to consistently produce. Process Time and Resource Savings. With a cloud-based time and attendance solution, employees’ time clock entries are recorded as they occur.

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Millennials Think Your Performance Reviews Suck and Here’s Why

Trinet

A new TriNet survey finds performance reviews negatively impact productivity, morale and talent retention. While formal, once-a-year performance reviews are still common practice in most businesses, Visit site for full story.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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Achievers fall product release – what’s new?

Achievers

by Rachel Heller, Technical Writer at Achievers. Making employee milestones matter. The newest addition to our end-to-end Celebrations offering for service anniversaries, the Celebration Card, makes celebrating employee milestones like service anniversaries not just easy for HR, who carry the bulk of the administrative burden, but also for managers and employees who are typically left to put something together to mark the occasion.

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Why Is it So Hard to Find Talented People?

Workology

With a large number of baby boomers retiring on a daily basis, too many smaller companies aren’t being proactive about addressing the elephant in the room. An article from Business Insider suggests that many companies in America are struggling to find the right people to serve their needs, to build their business and serve their customers. The monthly jobs report produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistently shown over the past year that (a) the unemployment rate has decreased over

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Why More Is Not Always Better – Recruiting Talent

ExactHire

Is the old adage, “Less is more.” really true? Nowadays, new jobs are posted EVERYWHERE! You can find them on job boards, social media, industry specific sites, and even in the newspaper still…I think. This means that MORE applicants are likely seeing your openings, which can also mean MORE applications to review. Hiring can be super stressful when there are too many applicants to review for a position.

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ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

ACA Times

The third annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage begins November 1, continuing through January 31. The federal government and many states are launching public information campaigns to reach those who have not yet enrolled in insurance plans. For example, Covered California, that state’s marketplace, will promote the open enrollment period with a $29 million advertising campaign, a statewide bus tour, and “Enroll Here” spotlights illuminating storefronts, clinic

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.

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Work Fearlessly This Halloween

Justworks

For entrepreneurs, every day can be the scariest day of the year. And buying a Halloween costume is probably the last thing on anyone's mind when your to-do list is piling up. So we built six Halloween costumes to free you up to work fearlessly: Carpal tunnel claws. Ghosts of future employees. The human billboard. Red tape mummy. Paperclip shackles.

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Compensation Cafe: Rethinking Mental Health Days in a WorkHuman World

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Supporting employees’ needs to rejuvenate or recuperate is an important aspect of how we can WorkHuman. Have you ever “pulled a sickie” (or in American parlance, “taken a mental health day”)? It seems likely nearly all have. A recent survey out of the UK relayed some interesting findings about why people pull a sickie.

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The Top 3 Relocation Mistakes Fast-Growing Companies Make (And How to Avoid Them)

UrbanBound HR

It’s typically a good sign when your company is facing a hiring boom. For an HR department, this means a lot of extra legwork, coffee, and ibuprofen. Scaling operations is a challenge for any part of a business, and can make or break a company’s future success. In HR, that means being able to consistently recruit and hire top talent at a high volume, and in some cases, relocate them at an equally high rate.

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Human Resources in the Zombie Apocalypse

Workology

So it’s the apocalypse. Damn. Society is falling apart around you, zombies are roaming the earth, and you’re stuck weathering this hell with a random group of yahoos. But in happier news, you’ll never have to sign a form or write a report again! Apocalyptic fiction is full of brute force leaders who keep their groups together through screaming, threats of violent death, emotional blackmail, and sometimes actual violence.

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Modernizing Hiring: The Rise of Contingent Recruitment in 2024

The job market is changing fast, and to stay ahead, your hiring strategy needs to be flexible. With recent economic shifts, more companies are turning to contingent workers for their adaptability and cost savings. In fact, 32% of businesses are already prioritizing contingent over traditional full-time positions. Curious to learn more? In our new guide, you'll discover: The major benefits of incorporating contingent workers into your team.