Mon.Jun 10, 2024

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Smile, You’re on Camera! Marshalls Store Workers To Don Body Cameras

HR Digest

In a slightly dystopian turn of events, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls store workers are being equipped with body cameras to discourage shoplifters from targeting the store. Thankfully, not all retail workers are required to wear body cameras. Instead, the TJX companies are assigning shoplifting cameras to their “loss prevention associates,” who are essentially unarmed security guards who are meant to protect the merchandise at the stores.

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Employers expect to slow hiring next quarter, but AI talent is top of mind

HR Brew

Just as summer is heating up, a new batch of economic data suggests the labor market is continuing to cool down. The number of job openings fell slightly to 8.1 million in April, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released on June 4 , the lowest level since February 2021. Meanwhile, companies added 152,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, fewer than analysts expected, ADP reported June 5.

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You’ve Taken the First Step in Skills-Based Hiring. What Comes Next?

Linkedin Talent Blog

More companies are committing to skills-based hiring these days — for good reason. By focusing on skills when evaluating job candidates, employers are opening doors to individuals from historically marginalized groups who may not have had the chance to go to college. At the same time, as companies face serious skills shortages , skills-based hiring is helping them widen the talent pool.

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How recruiters and hiring managers can evaluate candidates’ soft skills

HR Brew

We’ve heard a lot in recent months about the trend toward skills-based hiring , but are HR managers actually hiring candidates based on their skills? Well, it seems the jury is still out, but 65% of US hiring managers say they’re at least open to hiring candidates based on skills instead of work experience, according to a Resume Genius survey. And while 47% consider education to be “important,” just 25% view it as “essential.

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.

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Strategies for Employers to Stand Out at Recruitment Events

Hppy

Standing out at a job fair isn’t as easy as it used to be. These days, every company is chasing the same limited pool of qualified candidates. With so many options vying for people’s attention, how do you make sure your opportunities are the ones that really grab applicants? As someone responsible for representing your organization at recruiting events, you know it’s not enough to simply show up with a stack of resumes anymore.

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The Top 5 (or 6) Survey Platforms for Employee Listening

DecisionWise

Top 5 Survey Platforms – An Experiment A few days ago, I wanted to see what the top survey software platforms for employee listening were based on AI. So, I ran a simple experiment throughout my workday. Instead of my traditional go-to move of using Google to conduct an internet search, I used Microsoft’s Copilot to do most of my internet searching.

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5 Strategies for an Effective Recruitment Process

Hppy

Attracting top talent requires a mix of innovation and hard work. While technology simplifies broadcasting job postings to a large audience, truly engaging quality candidates and generating enthusiasm for the role and your company necessitates differentiating yourself from other employers. Mastering effective recruitment techniques can quickly seize the attention of job seekers, make a compelling first impression, and help you hire candidates who fit your needs.

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The ‘engagement illusion’: What leaders have all wrong about employee engagement

HRExecutive

It’s likely no surprise that business leaders think their workers are more satisfied than they really are—but the extent of this perception gap is alarming, experts say, and should raise some red flags for HR. - Advertisement - ManpowerGroup’s Right Management recently released a study of more than 400 leaders and 1,000 North American-based employees that highlighted just how stark the differences are between how the two groups view the state of employee engagement.

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30+ Resume Objective Examples (Plus, Tips on How to Write Yours)

The Muse

Searching for resume objective examples to make writing yours easier? Look no further. Here are 30+ examples tailored for various professions and career stages.

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The Intelligent Automation Guide For Human Resources

Achieving your HR goals for 2024 requires strategic focus and efficiency. But your team is overwhelmed and in the worst cases, burned out. Our eBook explores how process automation can streamline administrative tasks, enhance collaboration, and improve overall productivity, allowing your HR team to put their energy into higher value activities. Address key challenges such as: Limited resources Departmental silos Employee burnout Learn about the real benefits of advanced automation tools as well

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Which Pandemic-Era People Strategies Are Worth Preserving?

TalentCulture

Organizations are always changing. This has been especially important since the pandemic arrived in 2020. At first, HR and business leaders were flying blind, reacting instinctively to all the upheaval and uncertainty. Then through trial and error, many improved their people-related processes and policies. And some built much more resilient, responsive, remote-friendly work cultures.

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The Hospitality HR Balancing Act: Personalization at Scale in a High-Turnover Industry

Hppy

The hospitality industry thrives on creating personalized experiences for guests. But what about your employees? In a sector notorious for high turnover, how can HR departments personalize the employee experience to drive engagement and retention? Beyond Beanbags: A Multi-Generational Workforce Approach Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all HR strategies.

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14 Executive Skills Middle Managers Need To Become Senior Leaders

Forbes Coaches Council

While leaders at all levels need to communicate effectively to succeed, required interpersonal skills can vary significantly between the C-suite and middle management.

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Remote Workforce Management for Achieving High Productivity

Hppy

In response to the uncertainties and health risks presented by Covid-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. It is always preferable to establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance, as in times of crisis or rapidly changing circumstances, thoughtful preparation may not be feasible. Managers must grasp the issues that can make remote employment particularly challenging.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Promoting Men’s Health and Wellness: An Action Plan for Brokers

Extensis

Quick look: June is an ideal time to shine a light on men’s well-being, as National Men’s Health Month and International Men’s Health Week both occur this month. Since the pandemic, men have been become more attentive to their health, yet there’s room for improvement in life expectancy, preventive habits, and overall wellness. These trends also present valuable opportunities for brokers.

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How to Embrace Cultural Diversity to Enhance Team Engagement

Hppy

Cultural diversity is a vital component for fostering innovation, creativity, and a sense of belonging among employees. Embracing cultural diversity means recognizing and valuing the unique perspectives and experiences each team member brings. This approach enhances creative problem-solving, leads to better decision-making, and increases employee satisfaction.

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High-quality healthcare can be virtual—but HR must help deliver it

HRExecutive

Virtual healthcare in America is at a turning point. After a boost during the pandemic, enthusiasm for it has been waning , and adoption rates are dropping. - Advertisement - In recent days, some companies, including Walmart and Optum, have announced that they are reducing or ending their current virtual care offerings. As Fierce Healthcare reports , “The virtual care market is evolving and moving away from commoditized models like virtual urgent care.

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What Is A 9/80 Schedule?

HR Lineup

In today’s evolving workplace, flexibility and work-life balance have become paramount for both employers and employees. Among various flexible working arrangements, the 9/80 schedule stands out for its innovative approach to balancing productivity with personal time. This article delves into the intricacies of the 9/80 schedule, exploring its structure, benefits, challenges, and real-world applications.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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Rethinking employee experience: the link between EX and CX

HRExecutive

The history of established technology companies successfully moving into the HR domain is decidedly mixed: There are very few examples of adjacent technology providers managing to expand their offerings into HR categories, if they were founded in different functional domains or as “pure” IT providers. That is what makes what Qualtrics has managed and aspires to do so interesting. - Advertisement - For those who may not be familiar with Qualtrics, the organization describes itself as a technology

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Build Stronger Teams by Reducing Noise and Bias with AI 

MojoHire

The need for clean and reliable data for recruiters to work with is crystal clear. About 40% of employers are settling for candidates they wouldn’t normally hire so they can fill roles faster.

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6 Steps To Prevent and Handle Disgruntled Employees

Analytics in HR

No matter how incredible your company culture is, the likelihood of someone becoming a disgruntled employee is directly proportional to your organization’s workforce size. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report , 90% of employees in the UK are unhappy at work, and just 10% say they are engaged at work. However, by identifying the warning signs, you can recognize whether employees are disgruntled and take the necessary action to prevent adverse effects.

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Identifying Employee Theft at the POS

TimeForge

Many retailers might think that cameras are enough of a deterrent to prevent employees from stealing, but the reality is far from it. Criminals can be crafty and find unassuming ways to exploit your POS system to give them a bigger (and illegal) payday.

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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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CFRA/FMLA Leave for Elective Surgery

HRWatchdog

My employee is requesting California Family Rights Act/Family and Medical Leave Act (CFRA/FMLA) leave to have elective surgery. He is potentially eligible for leave because he has worked full-time for us for more than three years. Does elective surgery qualify for CFRA/FMLA leave? The answer is “yes” if the procedure is related to a medical condition that otherwise qualifies as a “serious health condition” under the CFRA/FMLA.

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The Power of Positive Intent

Emergenetics International

“I know my life is better when I work from the assumption that everyone is doing the best they can.” — Brené Brown, Dare to Lead At the heart of a supportive, motivating culture lies the practice of assuming positive intent. When employees adopt a ‘benefit of the doubt’ mentality, it frees their minds from past experiences and triggers that may lead to presumptions about someone’s words or actions.

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The Paradox Of Labeling: A Necessary Tool Or A Barrier To Authentic Action And Understanding?

Forbes Coaches Council

Do we over-label everything today? And is this tendency to label everything—concepts, thoughts, feelings and actions—beneficial or detrimental on balance?

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Flat vs Vertical Corporate Hierarchy: Which One Works for You?

OneDirectory

Ah, the corporate hierarchy. It’s like the backbone of a business, giving structure and order to an organization. Picture a ladder: at the top, you've got your CEO and other executives. Below them, a series of middle managers, supervisors, and finally, the employees. This structure helps show roles, responsibilities, and the chain of command , ensuring everyone knows who's in charge and who they report to.

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Maximizing Your Health Plan Design Using Data-Driven Insights

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Screening resumes with ChatGPT: a step-by-step guide

Workable

Imagine yourself in the following scenario. You are the HR manager at a mid-stage tech startup. You need to grow and expand your team quickly, and you need to do it fast. You’re hiring in every department – marketing, development, project management – and the inundation of resumes comes pouring in. You have your next roundtable meeting at 10 o’clock and you’re supposed to have the best candidates picked out.

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The Importance of Unlearning

NoExcusesHR

I’ve come a long way since moving into my first formal people leadership role at age twenty-seven. I thought I knew a lot…and then quickly learned I didn’t…and then started learning in a different way. I held on tight to the learning I did for the next decade and leveraged it to steadily progress further along. And then the learning I had done suddenly didn’t seem to fit in every situation.

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Perseverance Vs. Endurance

Forbes Coaches Council

This distinction needs to be shared with your coaching clients. Because it sharpens clarity, and with clarity comes power.