October, 2015

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How To Select Team Members For A Project

TheHRBlog

Traditionally team members get selected by matching individual demographic characteristics (training, rank, experience) to generically functional roles and known project requirements. Team composition should reflect the full range of performance requirements mandated by both the team task itself and the collaborative quality of teamwork needed by the project.

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7 Steps to Building a Great Recruiting Team

Spark Hire

For any staffing agency starting out or first-time recruiter , one of the keys to industry success is building a great recruiting team. There are 7 steps that will help you to build an unstoppable recruiting team. Step 1 – Determine the Recruiting Goals. What are your recruiting goals? . Are you recruiting for a specific industry or are you recruiting for any industry and position?

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Hate the Game, Not the ATS Player

Visibility Software HR

Hunting for a job isn’t easy and candidates are very frustrated with the process. Candidates that are in the large percentile that don’t get picked by the Applicant Tracking System are naturally more inclined to hate on the ATS. But sometimes, despite their need for a job, they just weren’t qualified or didn’t fit the company’s needs. Just the same, there are those in the HR and recruiting space who loathe the automation of the ATS.

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Should You Buy an ATS for Your Recruiting Company?

Capterra

Before we get down to answering that question, allow us first to take a moment to go over some basics. What exactly does the acronym ‘ATS’ mean? Sure, you can easily rattle off the textbook answer: Applicant Tracking System. Why should we even be concerned with such an obvious question? How about we repeat the question, but with one small change: What exactly does the acronym ‘ATS’ mean… for you and your recruiting business ?

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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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TharpeRobbins Changes Name to Engage2Excel

Engage2Excel

I am pleased to announce that TharpeRobbins is now Engage2Excel. More than just a name change, this is an exciting step forward in a century-long tradition of innovation in helping companies engage and recognize exceptional employees. Engage2Excel will continue to provide all of the services clients have come to rely on with the same attention to detail and delivery excellence.

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Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis

Visier

Employees raising a publicized stink with the union over your rewards. Investing in workplace foosball tables and hammocks , only to get scathing reviews on Glassdoor. Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire.

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Back to Basics: What You Must Know About Video Interviewing

ClearCompany HRM

Video interviewing, a sign of the death of traditional interviewing or simply the way of the future? Video interviewing is a useful tool many recruiters use to screen potential employees. The system works like this: interviewers propose a set of questions, next they send it out via a video interviewing platform to potential interviewees and wait for replies.

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Monday Funday – October 2015

ExactHire

Monday Funday is one way in which ExactHire seeks to build and grow a fun work culture. Each month–on a Monday of course–we recognize the workiversaries and birthdays of our team. We also participate in creative competitions that sometimes turn fierce. We will share recaps of these events via our blog in an effort to spread the word that Monday can be a fun day.

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INTOO Joins ADP Marketplace, Companies Can Now Provide Career Transition Assistance to Departing Employees

Intoo USA

Intoo USA (formerly CareerArc Outplacement) has partnered with ADP to help companies strengthen and protect their employer brand by offering a comprehensive career transition solution to departing employees. Starting today, ADP clients can download Intoo’s outplacement solution application in the ADP Marketplace. We’re excited to join ADP’s Marketplace on the date of their 1 year anniversary.

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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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A Few Thoughts on Vacation (and White Space) After 7 Days in Dubai

Something Different

A group photo in Dubai. …So I recently returned from a 7-day vacation in Dubai (not including the 24+ hours spent in flight roundtrip). It was the longest vacation I’ve taken in at least a decade, I spent it with my closest friends… and because of the 9-hour time differential and spotty network access, for much of that time I was truly ‘unplugged’ and effectively removed from day-to-day work. …Much has been written about the benefits of time off, and some of t

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Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

One of the key ingredients to organizational culture is its stories. At this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce, one of the sessions focused on effective storytelling. The speaker mentioned four principles from Steve Denning that are essential to effective storytelling: Be true. Be positive. Be succinct. Show growth. As I was thinking of these principles, it reminded me of the opportunities we have to engage employees with our storytelling.

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Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis

Visier

E mployees raising a publicized stink with the union over your rewards. Investing in workplace foosball tables and hammocks , only to get scathing reviews on Glassdoor. Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire.

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Employer Branding in 2015: 7 Things To Know Now

ClearCompany HRM

Employer branding, once a silly startup notion, now a real driver of talent acquisition growth. Have you started to work on your company’s employer brand? Do your organizational stakeholders even see a need for a great employer brand? Many companies are shifting their company branding procedures and talent acquisition processes to compete for talent in the recruiting world.

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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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Sharing Joy With Customers

ExactHire

As an employee at a small business, you frequently have the opportunity to interact with customers, and it’s easy to see how your work directly impacts the customer experience. You also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the business, so that when the organization succeeds in one area, it’s easier to share in the joy of that success.

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How To Know If Coverage Meets ACA Requirements

ACA Times

Under the Affordable Care Act , employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees – called applicable large employers, or ALEs – are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. The vast majority of employers fall below the ALE threshold and are not subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. If you are an ALE, you may choose to offer affordable minimum essential coverage that provides minimum value to your full-time employees and their dependents,

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Automate Your Manufacturing Incidents & Attendance Issues

nettime solutions

Traditional manual process methods for time and attendance don’t give your employees the flexibility or efficiency they often need to be productive. Working in a manufacturing environment, you need the speed and accuracy to consistently produce. Process Time and Resource Savings. With a cloud-based time and attendance solution, employees’ time clock entries are recorded as they occur.

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Millennials Think Your Performance Reviews Suck and Here’s Why

Trinet

A new TriNet survey finds performance reviews negatively impact productivity, morale and talent retention. While formal, once-a-year performance reviews are still common practice in most businesses, Visit site for full story.

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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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Achievers fall product release – what’s new?

Achievers

by Rachel Heller, Technical Writer at Achievers. Making employee milestones matter. The newest addition to our end-to-end Celebrations offering for service anniversaries, the Celebration Card, makes celebrating employee milestones like service anniversaries not just easy for HR, who carry the bulk of the administrative burden, but also for managers and employees who are typically left to put something together to mark the occasion.

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Why Is it So Hard to Find Talented People?

Workology

With a large number of baby boomers retiring on a daily basis, too many smaller companies aren’t being proactive about addressing the elephant in the room. An article from Business Insider suggests that many companies in America are struggling to find the right people to serve their needs, to build their business and serve their customers. The monthly jobs report produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistently shown over the past year that (a) the unemployment rate has decreased over

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5 Steps To Getting More Qualified Applicants

ExactHire

Finding the right candidate from a small pool of applicants is no easy task. Many times, hiring managers must settle for the “best available”, and sadly this often leads to new hires that simply don’t pan out. Before you know it, that hiring manager is looking to fill the same positions each year; effectively making them the “turnover manager”. Turnover is inevitable at some point, but great hiring managers seek to minimize it by hiring individuals who are a fit for both the position and the com

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ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

ACA Times

The third annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage begins November 1, continuing through January 31. The federal government and many states are launching public information campaigns to reach those who have not yet enrolled in insurance plans. For example, Covered California, that state’s marketplace, will promote the open enrollment period with a $29 million advertising campaign, a statewide bus tour, and “Enroll Here” spotlights illuminating storefronts, clinic

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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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Work Fearlessly This Halloween

Justworks

For entrepreneurs, every day can be the scariest day of the year. And buying a Halloween costume is probably the last thing on anyone's mind when your to-do list is piling up. So we built six Halloween costumes to free you up to work fearlessly: Carpal tunnel claws. Ghosts of future employees. The human billboard. Red tape mummy. Paperclip shackles.

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Compensation Cafe: Rethinking Mental Health Days in a WorkHuman World

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Supporting employees’ needs to rejuvenate or recuperate is an important aspect of how we can WorkHuman. Have you ever “pulled a sickie” (or in American parlance, “taken a mental health day”)? It seems likely nearly all have. A recent survey out of the UK relayed some interesting findings about why people pull a sickie.

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The Top 3 Relocation Mistakes Fast-Growing Companies Make (And How to Avoid Them)

UrbanBound HR

It’s typically a good sign when your company is facing a hiring boom. For an HR department, this means a lot of extra legwork, coffee, and ibuprofen. Scaling operations is a challenge for any part of a business, and can make or break a company’s future success. In HR, that means being able to consistently recruit and hire top talent at a high volume, and in some cases, relocate them at an equally high rate.

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Why We All Need to Think About Remote Work

Workology

I think a lot about remote work these days because our remote staff is growing and it’s critical that I do as much as I can to ensure our remote team members are integrated and engaged. I also enjoy staying current on social and tech trends and remote work is trending big. According to Global Workplace Analytics , remote workers grew as an employee sector by 6.5% between 2013 and 2014, while the employee population as a whole only grew by 1.8%.

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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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2 Ways To Avoid A “Workation”

ExactHire

It’s fall break time and lots of ExactHire employees have vacation plans over the next two weeks. It’s hard to avoid slipping into vacation mode a little early, knowing that the beach is calling my name. Having flexible work time allows some extra time to prep for travel, but I am also reminded of the extra work that will be waiting for me upon my return.

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One Million May Lose Insurance Subsidies

ACA Times

Well over a million low-income Americans could lose the subsidies they receive under the Affordable Care Act because they failed to file federal income tax returns, failed to include IRS Form 8962 with their return, or filled out that form incorrectly. The subsidies, which on average cover 70% of the cost of the insurance, are available to individuals and families with incomes at least equal to the federal poverty line (FPL) up to four times the FPL.

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Trademark vs. Copyright: What's the Difference?

Justworks

Most people have seen the © or TM symbols that seem to appear on the footer of every website, book, or after brand name. Trademark and copyright are two legal rule sets put in place to protect the owner of specific types of assets. If someone uses what you’ve copyrighted or trademarked, there are grounds for compensation. But before you file for one, it helps to understand the differences between the two.