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Are HR consultant jobs a good idea? [Reader Question]

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Today’s question is about HR consultant jobs and whether they are a good career move. . Note: I LOVE to get questions from readers (just like the one below).

Interviews as a Source of Rich, Actionable Data with BrightHire on We‘re Only Human

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“The job of a talent acquisition leader is actually like five or six functions put together. You’re a marketing leader doing outbound and branding.

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HR‘s Role in Driving Organizational Success with Julie Salomone on We‘re Only Human

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“That’s step one is you have to build that partnership. And hopefully now that the iron is hot, strike it. If you have been supporting your business and organization through this pandemic, how do you take advantage of that and make sure that now your voice is in the room.

Keeping up With the Joneses: Corporate Style

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If you’re from outside the US and unfamiliar with the term, “keeping up with the Joneses” is a term that focuses on everyone’s desire to compare themselves with their peers, even when it’s emotionally unhealthy. Instead of focusing on our own strengths, we look at what others have or can do, and we want that instead. There’s a business version of this, and we’ve all been guilty of it at one point or another.

The 2021 Global Employee Survey

In our third annual survey of employee sentiment regarding working on a global team, we analyzed results from 1,250 employees from 15 countries. We look at perception of their company, intention to stay in their role, and overall job satisfaction.

Managing the Complexities of the Contingent Workforce

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One of the conversations I’m having more often is around this concept of the contingent workforce, but in a recent presentation I realized some people weren’t aware of the issues surrounding this group. In essence,this segment of the workforce in the United States is made up of temp workers, contractors, freelancers, part timers, and other non-full time labor. With me so far? Now, let’s look at how big of a deal this is: “Up to 30% of the Fortune 100 workforce is contingent.

How to Legally Avoid Paying Overtime Wages [Reader Question]

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I’m trying out a new Q&A format for some questions I’ve received in the last few weeks. Let me know what you think in the comments or by emaiing me your own question to ben@upstarthr.com. Last week I got a question in the mailbag that was short and to the point. How can we avoid paying overtime to employees? My answer was short and sweet: I’m pretty sure that there is a point to making overtime wages a required thing, and it’s to avoid questions like this.

Leading Organizational Change at Siemens with Manuela Brede on We‘re Only Human

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“No one likes leaving the comfort zone, but change forces you to leave your comfort zone, your known area.

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A Day in the Life of a Recruiter

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This is the second in a series of posts on a day in the life of an HR pro. Today we’re turning our sights to the recruiters out there. Below I have profiled several readers who recruit for a variety of industries and companies. If you missed it, the first edition focused on the work of a human resources manager. Read on below to learn about what recruiters do all day, including some funny comments, in-depth descriptions, and other helpful details.

Talent Intelligence and Compensation with Salary.com‘s CEO on We‘re Only Human

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As we provide, billions and billions of data points of pay, job descriptions, skills, information about the organization, information about people… We have all this data and talent intelligence is an emerging super category. Kent Plunkett, CEO, Salary.com. .

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

HR Informational Interview Questions–Answered

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This week I was approached to complete some HR informational interview questions by a young lady heading back to college for a master’s degree in HR. I’ve answered similar questions before , and I have always had a heart for students looking to break into HR , so I obliged. As I responded, I wondered how others would answer and what advice they would share with someone preparing to enter this amazing profession of ours.

You Have Something to Offer

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Last week I was sitting in a board meeting for my local SHRM Chapter (NASHRM). I’ve been on the board for about five years now in various roles, and it’s a great way to get connected and serve others within the profession. But volunteering in that capacity is not what we’re discussing today. There was a point in the conversation where we were talking about our upcoming Mentor University program, and someone asked what the minimum threshold should be for mentors in the program.

Recruiting Analytics, Ownership, and Accountability (New Podcast)

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Today the second episode of We’re Only Human aired on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network. The show is focused on recruiting analytics, owners, and accountability. My guest for this show is Kristina Minyard , the Senior Talent Manager at Ignite. During the show we covered some of the interesting aspects that separate staffing and corporate recruiting as well as some of the common challenges and opportunities for recruiting leaders.

What is a Good HR Job for Introverts? [Reader Question]

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Occasionally I get a question from a reader, such as below. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here. Today’s question is about how introverts can thrive in the world of HR. . What is a good HR job for introverts? I am somewhat shy and am looking for a way to follow my passion for HR without totally stressing myself out. . Monique.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

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Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes.

I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

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One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major.

Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

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I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here.

HR Summer School 2021: Join the Movement for FREE

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Last year was full of uncertainty, and we are hopeful over here in the Eubanks household that 2021 is going to bring more clarity and hope for the future.

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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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!

20 Hiring Strategies, Ideas, and Tips for a Tight Talent Market on We’re Only Human

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Thousands of people have been our dataset this year that we’ve been talking to and analyzing and understanding what’s happening. There’s so much research and evidence here to help you. Transparently, I’ve never seen a market like we’re in today. I hope this gives you some good insights and good ideas to solve for the current challenges and an extremely difficult hiring market.

SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?

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Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification is right for you?

Digital, Secure Doent Management for HR Teams on We’re Only Human

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“An HR manager can do whatever they need to do. We do have a vision, and the vision is that all administrative tasks should be done in less than 15 seconds.” ” Leila Laidani, Aconso. . We’re Only Human — Episode 122. . In the last year, companies have shifted much of their work processes to a digital format. However, legacy files and workflows don’t always transition so easily. .

Openness to Failure as a Critical HR Skill on We’re Only Human

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“I think openness to failure is as important as openness to success, because if you’re not open to failure, you’re not open to trying new things. Full stop. You’re going to keep rolling out the same trite things that maybe aren’t the best things. So it’s really as important to try new things, and where you give yourself the credibility is the fact that you are measuring and you are looking at whether or not this works objectively.”

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How to Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

Free Access to HR Certification Courses and Other HR Tools

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[Update 3/23 at 9:29am CST] We have already given away our first $1,000 but are doubling down and offering a total of $2,000 in courses at this time. We are hoping to bring something positive out of such a negative and worrisome time for our workforce.

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Bringing HR Together: Announcing HR Summer School #hrsummerschool

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In the middle of the strange state we are in right now, one thing is certain: HR conferences are out.

What’s Your Culture of Health? Featuring Mobile Health on We’re Only Human

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“You need to have a competitive pay and benefits offering. When you go to do that, the employer ends up paying for a lot of things that go unused just because there’s too much to communicate. What’s just amazing about the time and space we’re in now is you can really use personalization to surface opportunities from among and within those programs and benefits at the right time, in a way where it’s really a health and benefits journey of one.”

5 HR Career Questions You Must Answer to Reach the Top of Your Game

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“I’m stuck and I don’t know where to go from here.” ” . I was coaching someone recently that is working to get into a new HR role, and it was a tough situation.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Antiracism Forum for Business Leaders: You’re Invited

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Did you know that research shows diversity training doesn’t create better environments for people of color in the workplace? (

Virtual Open Enrollment and Benefits Communication Strategies on We’re Only Human

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“We need help communicating the benefits we pour our hearts and souls into and making them successful for our employees.” ” Jesse Albro, Flimp Communications. We’re Only Human Episode 90. Heads up: open enrollment will happen this year. While this seems like the strangest year in, well, forever, it also has some predictable elements to it. That said, how do you plan for a virtual approach to open enrollment?

SMB Employers, Complexity, and Compliance with Jordan Conley on We’re Only Human

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“I had a client that in February of last year had 72 employees, all in Boulder, Colorado. By September of last year, they eliminated their office and went remote. They went from having all their employees in one state to having those same 74 employees, but across 14 different states.” ” Jordan Conley, President, Obsidian HR. . We’re Only Human — Episode 120. . In the United States, approximately 98% of the employers that exist have fewer than 100 employees.

Handling the Clash of Parenting and Work in a Pandemic [Video]

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Last week I had a chance to bring together an amazing panel to talk about how to support parents in a challenging work environment. This conversation featured: Donielle Buie, HR leader in charge of employee wellbeing at the Broad Institute. Shana Sweeney, CHRO of SugarCRM. Jonathan Corke, marketing leader at Bright Horizons. In the video below, you can hear each of these leaders talking about how they are tackling the challenge of supporting parents, regardless of whether work is remote or not.

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What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.