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Successful Recruitment Means Being Responsive to Candidate Schedules

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Cronofy , a global innovator in business scheduling software. It provides businesses with the technology they need to offer best-in-class interview scheduling. Enjoy the read!).

Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse

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I’m here to deliver some tough love to businesses today. As a HR pro, I totally understand that the recruitment market is tough. I hear the same stories from recruiters who are posting job openings and getting zero responses. I also understand the pressure to deliver revenue and profits.

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Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by? our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

Staffing and Scheduling are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

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I know that Christmas was last month, but I can’t resist sharing this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos because it beautifully demonstrates that staffing and scheduling are two different things. Staffing is about finding the right people to do the work. And scheduling is about making sure they show up at the right times. Both are important. . I remember working on a project years ago where the company was convinced that their problem was staffing.

Staffing and Scheduling Are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

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Years ago, I worked on a consulting project for a company that was facing customer service challenges. They were convinced the problem was training. So, they brought in a group of consultants to help them determine their training needs. Ends up, their challenge wasn’t training. At least not entirely. The issue was staffing and scheduling. That’s why I wanted to share with you this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. Yes, it’s important to be staffing right with the best talent.

Recruiting Strategy: Bots and 3 Workforce Ingredients

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I’ve mentioned before how today’s recruiting strategy needs three key constituents: regular full-time workforce, regular part-time workforce, and contingent workers (i.e. freelancers, contractors, consultants, etc.) Each group has a unique recruiting as well as an engagement strategy.

3 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

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(Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from my new book, “ The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent “ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Enjoy!). Organizations with a candidate experience strategy in place realize the work isn’t over. You’ll want to regularly audit your process to ensure it’s working the way you intended.

Use Strategic Planning Techniques to Build Your Workforce Plan

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With unemployment rates at historic lows , organizations have to not only think about filling open requisitions, they also have to develop a long-term approach to staffing. Frankly, if an organization waits until they have an opening before they start strategizing their sources, it will be too late. The recruiting team will always be taking a reactionary approach to staffing. Workforce planning is about developing a proactive approach to talent acquisition.

Innovative HR Tech to Tackle New Compliance Challenges

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Prepare for New COVID Regulations & I-9 Reconciliation with our November 17th Webinar HR teams already juggle compliance standards for many governing bodies, but two important policy changes are creating new headaches for businesses around the country. Between the DHA requiring reconciliation of virtually-inspected I-9s and OSHA recommending organizations of 100+ collect and maintain vaccination and/or testing records, many employers are scrambling to build systems to comply with these new standards.

INTERVIEW: Dr. Jac Fitz-enz on Human Capital Metrics

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I’m a self-professed math geek. Which is why I’m very excited to share with you today’s interview. But before we start, I want to share how I learned about Dr. Jac Fitz-enz. I’ve told this story before but I’m going to tell it again. In my very first human resources manager role, I attended a weekly department head meeting. My boss would have all of us go around the table, talk about the projects we were working on, and discuss any resources (i.e. budget and staff) we needed to achieve our goals.

Replacement Planning: 3 Steps to Develop Your Organization’s Strategy

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(Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from my new book, “ The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent “ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Enjoy!). If there’s one activity that has more of an impact than succession planning, it’s replacement planning. Although the term is frequently used in the same conversations, they’re two different things.

6 Recruiting Activities That Will Help Companies Hire Top Talent

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According to the December 2017 jobs report, U.S. unemployment is at 4.1 percent , a 17-year low. Obviously, this is good news. We want everyone who wants a job to have a job. However, it’s also a challenge. Really low unemployment means that recruiting is tougher. A lot tougher! It can take much longer to find qualified candidates and fill open positions. There’s lots of talk about recruiters needing to get creative when it comes to developing staffing strategies and sourcing talent.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Machine Learning

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Have you seen the GE commercial about “ Molly, the Kid Who Never Stops Inventing ”? Every time I see it, I’m reminded about how robots are becoming a greater part of our workplace. And that’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that we need to get more comfortable with today’s technology concepts. That’s why I’m very excited to share today’s interview with you. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kronos’ new next generation workforce management solution called Workforce Dimensions.

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

Organizational Talent Pools: 4 Steps to Developing Employees

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is an excerpt from my new book, “ The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent “ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Or I’ll be signing books next week at the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago. Stop by and say hello!). With unemployment rates hitting record lows, there’s lots of talk about developing internal talent.

Choosing the Best HR Certification – Ask #HR Bartender

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One of the ways that HR professionals can demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitment to the profession is by obtaining a certification. But which one? That’s what today’s reader wants to know. I’m trying to break into the HR field. There’s a lot of information on the SHRM and HRCI certification programs, but I wanted to know if there are any other certifications that would make a candidate more attractive to an employer.

Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success. Enjoy the article!) . It might not come as a surprise to you that low unemployment and a growing skills gap have created a talent deficit.

10 Recruiting Tips for First Time Managers

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One of the things that often happens when you become a supervisor or manager is that you’re invited to participate in the recruiting process. It could be because you’re now responsible for a team of employees. Or another manager will ask you to participate because you will work closely with one of their employees. Regardless of the reason, there are a few things that new managers need to understand about their role in hiring. Tell HR when an employee resigns. And tell them right away.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

How to Get To the Root Cause of Employee Engagement Issues

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Workify , a tech-enabled service that helps companies establish more real-time feedback loops to uncover hidden engagement issues. Enjoy!) . Employee surveys are important. I’d like to think we all agree that asking employees for their feedback is valuable. However, the real impact of a survey is in what companies do with the data they receive.

Companies Need Jobs, Employees and Scheduling – Friday Distraction

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Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds me of that old saying, “ Good, Fast, or Cheap – Pick Two ”. The saying represents the idea that we can get quality quickly, but it will cost us. If we want it quickly and inexpensively, then it might not be that good. And to get something good at a low price, it might take some extra time. In this case, we’re applying the concept to staffing the operation. Can we get the right people in the right jobs at the right time?

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The Reason Companies Should Calculate Cost Per Hire

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Every once in a while, I run across an article that talks about why organizations shouldn’t calculate cost per hire. Personally, I’m a big fan of the cost per hire metric. I think it provides valuable information. Back in 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) worked with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to create a uniform standard calculation for cost per hire (CPH).

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Administration is Killing Productivity – #WorkEngaged

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Mark your calendars! The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Kronos are hosting a special #NextChat on January 4, 2017 at 3p Eastern, to discuss creating organizational cultures where employees are working more engaged. Hope you can join the conversation. Enjoy the post!).

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

The 4 Constituents in Today’s Blended Workforce

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We’ve talked about how today’s workforces need three key constituents: regular full-time workers, regular part-time workers, and contingent workers (i.e. freelancers, contractors, consultants, etc.) Each group involves a unique recruiting as well as an engagement strategy. Which we’ve also talked about before. BUY is where the company hires talent from the outside. The advantage to this approach is that the organization gets fresh perspectives and new ideas.

Nursing Professionals Want Engagement and Work Life Balance

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. For the third consecutive year, Forbes has named Kronos one of America’s Top 15 Places to Work in technology. Congratulations to Kronos! Enjoy the post.). While this blog tends to talk about employees in general, we have shared in the past some insights about specific industries such as restaurants and public service.

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INTERVIEW: Dave Ulrich on How To Win the War for Talent

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The term “war for talent” was first used in 2001 in a Harvard Business Press book by the same name. It refers to a competitive landscape in recruiting and retention. Given the recent shift to a candidate-driven market and other indicators like low unemployment, the use of war for talent seems very appropriate. Dave Ulrich and his colleagues have a new book out on the topic titled “ Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It ”.

10 Ways to Recruit More Effectively Against the Competition

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. A recent article from CNBC indicated that there are 1 million more job openings than people looking for work. We all know there are various reasons that people are searching (or not searching) for new opportunities.

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Digital Transformation is Rewriting Work

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. I’m sure that the title of today’s article isn’t really a surprise to anyone. Technology has been disrupting business and the economy for quite some time.

Talent Acquisition Strategy: The 3 Tactics Your Organization Needs

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I listened in on a panel discussion during this year’s SHRM Talent Management Conference when I hear a recruiter say, “My job is to fill openings.” And I thought to myself, “Hmm…no. A recruiter’s job is to fill the company’s talent pipeline.”. Now you might be saying to yourself, “Same thing.” But I’m not sure it is. Hear me out. From a process perspective, organizations hire employees from their talent pipeline.

Performance Management: 5 Drivers for Success

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. Regardless of your opinions about the traditional annual performance appraisal, organizations still need to have a process for managing performance successfully.

Competency Models Provide the Roadmap for Career Success – Friday Distraction

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Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!). I recently answered a reader question about developing HR competencies. If you missed the post, you can check it out here.

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