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What Are Your Special Teams Strategies?

Close HR Connections News & Insights

What is your culture in your organization and how are you supporting the community that will be attractive to recruit new hires? Learn more from Ann below. The post What Are Your Special Teams Strategies? appeared first on CloseHR.

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Should Employers Relax Background Checks to Overcome Hiring Challenges?

Sterling Check

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recently published an article exploring a new trend taking place among short-staffed businesses navigating the unprecedented challenges of today’s job market: cutting back on background check requirements. Certainly, many employers face significant difficulties when trying to hire new talent. As the author points out, in the past few years, businesses have encountered one unforeseeable challenge after the next.

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3 Big Benefits of a Great Candidate Experience

ClearCompany HRM

This article on the benefits of great candidate experience was originally published in May 2019. It was updated with new information in August 2022. In a candidate-driven work environment, a first experience that delights is everything. 75% of employees who had a positive candidate experience during hiring say it influenced their decision to accept the job offer. 50% say they've turned down offers after a bad experience.

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8 Tips for Leading Through Difficult Times

15Five

These last few years can be summed up with the word “unprecedented.” As much as we’ve used that word lately, it still rings true in 2022. Recently, we’ve seen drastic changes in companies. Layoffs have been happening all across the United States (and internationally), and leaders are still being forced to grapple with keeping employees engaged and performing in tough times.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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What to Ask in Your Employee Engagement Survey

DecisionWise

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific. Presenters: Dave Long, Chief Operating Officer, DecisionWise; Charles Rogel, VP of Consulting Services, DecisionWise. Cost: Free. Understanding employee engagement is critical to any organization. Listening to your employees is key to this understanding, but knowing what you need to ask them can be a challenge.

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Webinar: What to Ask in Your Employee Engagement Survey

DecisionWise

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific. Presenters: David Long, Chief Operating Officer, DecisionWise; Charles Rogel, VP of Consulting Services, DecisionWise; Cost: Free. Understanding employee engagement is critical to any organization. Listening to your employees is key to this understanding, but knowing what you need to ask them can be a challenge.

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Beat recruitment bottlenecks in a fast-growth company

HR Zone

Acquisition How to beat the hiring bottleneck.

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my coworker saves hair, applying for a job with a huge salary range, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, my coworker saves hair, applying for a job with a huge salary range, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. 1. My coworker saves hair. My coworker has a lot of odd quirks and strange things that she does in general. I’m incredibly bothered by one thing she does and am wondering if it’s as disgusting as I think?

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How can the squeezed generation find serenity?

HR Zone

Employees How can the squeezed generation find serenity?

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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should I be concerned that my two employees do all their work together?

Ask a Manager

This post, should I be concerned that my two employees do all their work together? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have two direct reports who have the same job title and, after some shifting of job duties, the same duties for the most part, they just cover different areas. One has the east region and one the west.

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How to Be Positive When You Don’t Feel It Inside

6Q

Life can throw challenges our way, and we have moments when we can’t find the strength to stay positive. But how to be positive when you don’t feel it inside? Being positive is a choice we make, and it is within our power to change our perspective and outlook on life, no matter how hard things might seem. It’s easy to get caught up in negative thinking and let our emotions take over.

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updates: former coworkers crashed my party, asked to deep-clean the office, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, updates: former coworkers crashed my party, asked to deep-clean the office, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. My former coworkers crashed my networking party. I thought now would be a good time to provide an update on my letter because after a break for Covid, conferences and networking events are returning in full force in my industry.

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2022 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recognition

WorkHuman

Workhuman has ranked #1 on HRO Today‘s 2022 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings List for recognition software. This list is created based on customer satisfaction, ratings, and reviews, reflecting Workhuman’s high-quality software and service. The post 2022 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recognition appeared first on Workhuman.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Episode 365: HiBob and Workology HR Benchmark Survey With Zoe Haimovitch – Part III

Workology

Today’s episode is about the first HR Benchmark Survey that Hibob and Wokology recently launched and we wanted to share its results through a Webinar we named “Key Roles in HR: Uncovering New Trends & Research” A full hour in which we were diving into the role of Human Resources with discussions on how we, as […]. The post Episode 365: HiBob and Workology HR Benchmark Survey With Zoe Haimovitch – Part III appeared first on Workology.

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Why You Should Invest in Your Employees’ Skills

HR Digest

Investing in your employees’ skills is one of the best things an employer can do to keep them engaged and motivated. Employees want to feel like they are contributing to the success of their company, and that means being able to use the skills they’ve learned on the job. . This increases their sense of accomplishment, which makes them more likely to stay at the company for a long time.

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Ask An Advisor: How Technology Is Changing the Workplace

SHRM

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I received an interesting question this week about what technologies will disrupt workplaces in the future. As the number of COVID-19-related questions decline, I was happy to see someone in HR ask such a futuristic strategic question. But a look at the future requires a look at the past. Technology was the prime enabler during the pandemic.

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14 Smart Ways For Businesses To Seek Out More Diverse Candidates

Forbes Coaches Council

Diversity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s good business. That's why businesses are incorporating diversity initiatives into their daily operations and hiring practices to create the most dynamic and innovative workforces.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Addressing managers’ worries about the gaping void of supervision

TLNT: The Business of HR

Each day (or so it feels), I see all the major online news outlets carrying lengthy stories about the work-from-home culture.

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Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment and Talent Management

Avature

“It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”. This Obi-Wan Kenobi quote dates back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away but also fits current AI, which is present in many elements of our daily lives. And regarding the HR sphere, the presence and benefits of artificial intelligence in recruitment and talent management are no exception.

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Delegation of Authority: 6 Ways to Empower Employees

Primalogik

Delegation of authority helps organizational processes to flow smoothly. In fact, good people management revolves around it. Why? Sharing authority among team members eases the burden on managers. As a result, it helps avoid issues like bottlenecks. So, by delegating authority, managers and companies can boost their success. . That’s why leadership author John C.

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Survey: Employees Need Help Understanding Their Health Benefits

BerniePortal

When it comes to health insurance, employees don't always understand what is available to them. They often don't even understand the benefits they select and wish someone would help them make those decisions. So how do organizations better understand the disconnect, and what should they do to improve communications? Continue reading to find out now.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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How to Write a Recognition Letter: Template and Examples

Terryberry

If your company has been facing higher-than-usual turnover, increased burnout, or generally low morale you’re not alone. The past few years have been a challenge for many companies. But research is pointing to recognition as a possible antidote to some of today’s workplace pitfalls. One way to show employee recognition is with a recognition letter. What is an Employee Recognition Letter.

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Fertility Benefits 101: An Interview With Kindbody

Namely

In this interview with Dr. Fahimeh Sasan , Kindbody’s Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Physician, we explore what is included in fertility benefits, their recent rise in popularity, and why your company should consider including them in your benefits package.

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let’s talk about workers taking power back for themselves

Ask a Manager

This post, let’s talk about workers taking power back for themselves , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Whether it’s the Great Resignation or “quiet quitting” or job candidates ghosting companies after years of companies ghosting them, it’s clear that something has shifted in the balance of power between employers and employees.

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CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Guidance

HRWatchdog

On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance that eliminates precautionary quarantining (isolation is recommended only for those with symptoms and a positive test), and urges people to focus on masking, boosters and testing to limit and ultimately prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC guidance, titled, “ Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems ,” also states that child

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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4 nifty employee performance review email templates

Bob

What is a performance review? A few things. A performance review entails an in-depth process of assessing the people in an organization on a regular basis to help them grow and be more productive. Performance reviews are critical to helping meet both individual and company-wide goals and giving people the information they need to thrive in their roles.

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A Task- Versus Role-Based Approach to Deconstructing Work

Allegis Global Solutions

Note: This blog is excerpted from chapter four in AGS’ The Universal Workforce Model: An Outcome-First Guide to Getting Work Done.

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“Fake It Till You Make It:” How Embracing the Unknown Worked Wonders for This HR Manager’s Career

The Muse

Colleen Irwin was thrilled when she got a job at KinderCare during the 2009 recession. And that was just the beginning of her long-term career there.

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