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Protecting Clients and Maintaining Credibility: Important Elements of Background Checks for Staffing Agencies

Sterling Check

According to the American Staffing Agency , there are around three million temporary and contract employees working for US staffing companies during an average week. That means staffing companies are hiring more than 16 million temporary or contract employees in an average year. Staffing agencies play a critical role in connecting job seekers with employers.

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How Do Mergers Affect Employees?

Intoo USA

Business decisions like mergers and acquisitions often result in significant alterations to the internal structure of a company. With this in mind. It’s important for employers to consider how their staff will respond to these changes. In this guide, INTOO looks at whether mergers are good or bad for employees. To do this, we outline the potential positive and negative impacts of mergers on staff members.

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Need Budget Approval for Your HR Initiative? These CFOs Have Tips for Getting the Green Light 

15Five

You see a need or problem in the business and have a great plan for solving it. Your initiative requires some extra investment (e.g., you need to add headcount, buy a new software tool, etc.). You present your brilliant initiative to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to get their monetary blessing… It’s a no. Your CFO doesn’t give budgetary approval, and your idea is dead in the water.

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Ways to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in the Workplace

Kazoo

At WorkTango, we are fully committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B). In February 2023, we celebrated Black History Month, and in March 2023, we celebrated Women’s History Month. In this post, we’ll discuss how we recognized and honored the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) throughout AAPI Heritage Month.

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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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Pride Month and Caribbean Heritage Month Take Center Stage

Trusaic

Cultural heritage celebrations have become an important part of the fabric of organizational culture in recent years, representing an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the backgrounds and attributes that define who employees are. In June, two of these celebrations are in the forefront. Caribbean Heritage Month which is focused on geographic association, and Pride Month which is focused on sexual orientation and association.

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Employee Redemption of Rewards Received

Engage2Excel

Many recognition program owners have a challenge in common: helping employees redeem points or level-based rewards. Here’s a list of practical ideas for you to try out. Use them to encourage employees and leaders alike to get the total value of their rewards.

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Retention vs Recruiting: The scales are tipping | UrbanBound

UrbanBound HR

First, it was The Great Resignation. Now, it’s The Great Retention. The scales are tipping—and it’s a shift that’s long overdue. Since pandemic-inspired job switching began, employers have been focused on recruiting. As a result, their burning question has been: how can we attract the talent we need to replace exiting workers? What do candidates really want?

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How to Establish a Budget for Training and Development Initiatives

Civility Partners

Training and development is a vital aspect for any organization that wants to invest in its employees’ growth. Over here at Civility Partners, we often receive inquiries from people seeking guidance on developing their training programs and wondering how we can help. Sometimes, when we ask about their budget the response is, “it depends.” Or, “We’re not sure; what’s your price?

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Project Failure: Why Big Projects Fail, Sometimes Spectacularly

Quickbase

(EXPERT INSIGHTS) Oxford professor and author Bent Flyvbjerg explains why big projects often fail, demystifies project failure, and provides some tactics for project success.

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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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5 Steps for an Efficient Succession Planning

Civility Partners

What happens when the CEO of your organization suddenly resigns or retires? Are you confident that there is someone ready to step up and fill the leadership gap? That is why succession planning is vital to every organization. Succession planning can help ensure a smooth transition of leadership and maintain continuity in the face of unexpected changes.

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Anonymous Employee Feedback: Your Go-To Guide (Free Template + Examples)

Primalogik

Good feedback is the backbone of a solid team. But what is anonymous employee feedback? Simply put, it consists of feedback that can’t be connected to any individual employee. HR, leaders, or managers can use special tools to maintain anonymity while gathering this feedback. Such tools collect no identifying data that the recipient could view. Importantly, anonymous feedback and confidential feedback aren’t the same thing.

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Job Gains Beat Expectations in May, Unemployment Rises

SHRM Resources

U.S. employers added 339,000 new jobs in May, far surpassing expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 3.7 percent, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Company Thrive

Forbes Coaches Council

AI has become one of the most important technologies of our time. I believe it will undoubtedly have an impact that will revolutionize the way companies are managed.

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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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How to Choose: Global Payroll Software

Global Expansion

Remote work has become increasingly common across the globe, with more companies adopting flexible work arrangements for employees to work from home—and from their home countries. According to a survey, 56% of companies now allow remote work, and 16% of companies are fully remote. With the international increase of work-from-home positions, more companies are hiring globally.

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‘Sleight Of Mouth’ And The Power Of The Reframe

Forbes Coaches Council

By challenging the person’s belief, and forcing them to reframe, it’s often possible to move them from a position that is an obstacle to your success.

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Job Offer Letters: What to Include and Exclude

SHRM Resources

When writing job offer letters, HR must walk the tightrope between welcoming candidates enthusiastically and scaring them off. Here’s an overview of what to include in and exclude from the letters.

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Mentorship Programs in the Workplace: Your 2023 Ultimate Guide

Analytics in HR

Research by the Association of Talent Development found that organizations with mentoring programs in the workplace saw 57% higher employee engagement and retention. This illustrates how impactful mentorship programs can be, not only for the company but for the employee too, in driving the employee’s motivation and attracting and retaining candidates in the business.

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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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Reading And Leading The Room

Forbes Coaches Council

Let's briefly look at three key skills that are essential to both reading and leading the room: self-awareness, situational awareness and strategic preparation.

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6 Tips to Improve Recruitment and Retention in a Tight Labor Market | HR Cloud

HR Cloud

Mitigating the challenges of recruitment and retention in a tight labor market requires an agile mindset. After the great resignation and quiet quitting movements, organizations must offer more than just fancy-sounding job titles and free gym memberships if they’re serious about recruiting and retaining top-talent employees. With so many opportunities opening up for job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs, the power dynamics have shifted as we move into a more employee-centric, people-first envir

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20 Common Ways Managers Can Create A Sense Of Alienation In Employees

Forbes Coaches Council

Certain managerial behaviors can unintentionally alienate employees, leading to demotivation, reduced job satisfaction and increased turnover rates.

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California’s Local Minimum Wage Rates Increasing July 1

HRWatchdog

While many California cities and counties increase their local minimum wage rates at the start of each year , several localities implement their local minimum wage rate increases on July 1. If California employers have employees working in these jurisdictions, they should be prepared for these new local minimum wage rates going into effect. Effective July 1, 2023 , these localities will increase their minimum wage to: Alameda : $16.52/hour; Berkeley : $18.07/hour; Emeryville : $18.67/hour; Fremo

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From Prevention to Survivorship: How HR Can Support Employees Facing Cancer Diagnoses

Explore the latest insights from the American Cancer Society's “Cancer Statistics 2024” report, which unveils multiple alarming trends in cancer data. Cancer is on the rise among young adults, and diagnoses for 6 of the 10 most common cancers are escalating. With over 2 million new cancer cases projected in the U.S. this year, employers face increased challenges when it comes to supporting employees.

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What is a Returnship Program & Why It Can Soothe Your Hiring Blues?

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In today’s rapidly evolving job market, companies often face the challenge of finding and retaining talented employees. This task becomes even more daunting when there is a shortage of experienced professionals in certain industries or when organizations strive for greater diversity in their workforce. In such cases, a returnship program can be a valuable solution.

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What is Candidate Engagement in HRM?

HR Lineup

In today’s highly competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent is a crucial task for organizations. To achieve this, Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals have recognized the importance of candidate engagement throughout the recruitment process. Candidate engagement refers to the strategies and activities employed to build and maintain a positive relationship with potential candidates, from the initial contact to the final hiring decision.

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The Role Of Coaching In Physician Leadership Development

Forbes Coaches Council

To use coaching effectively, healthcare organizations have to know what coaching is and what it isn’t.

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Importance of Thank You Email after Interview with Samples

HR Digest

Sending a “thank you” email to a hiring manager after an interview seems like a simple, straightforward task. After all, how complicated writing a brief post-interview thank you note to a new acquaintance can possibly be? It’s always a good idea to send a thank you email after an interview. Also sending a thank you note to your interviewers is a way to express appreciation for the opportunity to meet with them, which can be done via email for more immediate follow up.

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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.