May, 2021

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What Leaders Need to Know About Trauma in the Workplace

The People Equation

Editor’s note: To what degree has the “collective” trauma of COVID-19 seeped into workplaces around the world? And what do leaders need to know about trauma in the workplace? The People Equation reached out to psychiatrist and trauma expert Dr. Mark Goulston to learn more. In this guest post, he shares the leadership lessons about healing from the trauma of COVID-19.

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HR’s Biggest Problem? The People Hiring HR.

Robin Schooling

The worst thing (probably) about your company’s HR Leader is the person who hired your HR Leader. In fact, I would love nothing more than to banish, forevermore, the CEOs, Business Owners, COOs and CFOs who recruit, interview and select their company’s HR leader. OK …not all of them need to go; there are quite a few who understand the value of great HR.

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Boese: 3 HR technologies that can help employers struggling to hire

HRExecutive

One of my geeky interests is following the monthly labor market reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most prominent of these is the Employment Situation Report , better known as the Jobs report. This is where we learn about job gains and losses for the prior month, the overall unemployment rate, the labor force participation rate and more.

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DOL Withdraws Independent-Contractor Rule

SHRM Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is officially withdrawing the prior administration’s independent-contractor rule, which would have made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

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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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Recruiting Talent in a Post-Pandemic Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Precheck

Recruiting Talent in a Post-Pandemic Healthcare Workforce Shortage Jun. 1, 2021. Antique Nguyen Marketing Specialist. In 1991, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June to be National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day. Now, after 30 years, a pandemic, and a healthcare workforce shortage , healthcare recruiters are more important to hospitals and healthcare systems than ever before. .

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11 Tips for Remote Employee Engagement

Achievers

Our world has dramatically and swiftly shifted to remote work, leaving many companies scrambling to adapt. Remote work isn’t just a trend, it’s the new reality. Remote work can lead to improved productivity, but it also comes with unique challenges that organizations need to address to stay at the top of their game. It’s easy to let communication, recognition, effective onboarding, and professional development slip.

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Why Diversity Hiring Is Important

ExactHire

The world has its eyes on systemic racism. And now, more than ever, everyone seems committed to dismantling discrimination. But with the heightened attention comes the awareness of the complexity surrounding inequality. Diversity is complicated, and that’s why most companies fail to meet their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals. Businesses tend to see diversity as a numbers issue.

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Why hiring tech is necessary but can have dangerous implications

HRExecutive

After a year of tragically high unemployment rates, 2021 is expected to experience a huge hiring boom. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings reached a series high of 8.1 million on the last day of March. Although the April jobs report ended up being slightly lower than expected, many experts are forecasting that unemployment will continue to decline as vaccination efforts ramp up and states reopen.

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Independent-Contractor Classifications May Need to Be Reviewed

SHRM Resources

Now that the Biden administration has announced plans to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, employers should audit who they.

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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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How to Engage in Healthcare Workforce Planning

Precheck

How to Engage in Healthcare Workforce Planning May. 25, 2021. Bryan Barajas Marketing Director. The COVID-19 pandemic put an immense strain on healthcare workers and exacerbated the ever-growing healthcare workforce shortage. Even contingent labor pools, a common go-to for healthcare organizations to bolster staffing, were stretched thin last year. In the pandemic's early months, one travel nursing organization saw their order volume jump more than seven times year-over-year levels.

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How Visier’s Drivers Visualization Makes Asking the Right Questions Easy

Visier

This article was jointly written by Visier team members Aileen Wang, a User Experience Designer, and Danny Blackstock, a Front End Developer. Every business intelligence tool is built around a simple promise: To drive value by tracking metrics such as sales, customer satisfaction, rates of retention, and rates of resignation. But as important as these metrics are, it’s not always clear to companies how they should translate into concrete action.

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7 Great Ways to Create a Healthy Work Environment

Achievers

at makes a company a great place to work? Is it the perks? The location? Maybe the compensation? Ultimately, the key to creating and sustaining a high-performing organization is establishing a healthy work environment. Businesses that prioritize long-term success must show that they care about their employees, whether their team members are on-site, remote, or part time.

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Strategies to Engage Remote Teams in 2021

Hppy

Did you know that happy, engaged employees are approximately 12% more productive than dissatisfied workers? It’s true, and they’re also far more likely to stay with your company and contribute to the results that matter. Yet many companies still wonder how to increase employee engagement. One of the best ways to do this is by recognizing and rewarding employees (including the use of a true recognition and rewards platform ).

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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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Bersin: 5 changes for recruiting in a post-pandemic economy

HRExecutive

The unemployment rate remains elevated at 6.1%, but companies are having trouble finding people to fill jobs. This unusual dynamic was underscored by the release of the April labor statistics, which found that 266,000 jobs were created that month, far short of the roughly 1 million new jobs that estimates had predicted. Some analysts blamed an economic recovery that isn’t as strong as it seems, but others have pointed to powerful forces such as ongoing health fears and robust unemployment insura

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don’t do this

Ask a Manager

This post, don’t do this , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. pictured: a LinkedIn message describing the writer’s college-aged daughter’s educational background and interest in law school, noting she will be home in mid-May, and asking the recipient to offer her an internship at a law firm. You may also like: what should I say to parents who are job-searching on behalf of their kids?

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The Weekly Dose: @Rejobify – A Better Way to Reject Applicants!

The Tim Sackett Project

Today on your Weekly Dose of HR and TA Technology, I take a look at the candidate experience technology Rejobify. Rejobify is a combination of a better candidate rejection template experience versus your normal ATS rejection email and free candidate tools that will help them in their job search. Rejobify was founded by RecTechMedia’s founder, Chris Russell.

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Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” Diversity Fiasco

Ongig

Sometimes a brand can fall with just a few sloppily written words. For Coca-Cola, those words were “be less white” On February 19, a Coca-Cola diversity training suggesting employees try to “be less white” caused quite a stir. Dr. Karlyn Borysenko was the first to tweet screenshots from the training (meant to promote diversity at Coca-Cola).

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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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Tips for Onboarding New Hires in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Perceptyx

COVID-19 ushered in a new way of working. Employees proved they could remain productive while working from home, and have expressed they want workplace flexibility to continue in the future. Data collected by Perceptyx indicates employees prefer a hybrid workplace model —a policy that gives them the option to work in a physical workplace or at home.

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How and Why Human Resource People Can and Should End Ageism

SHRM

HR and DEI people have the opportunity and responsibility to end ageism. It is hardly news to report that the American workplace is not friendly towards older people. For as long as it has existed, in fact, our corporate culture has been less than welcoming towards people of a certain age. Even in today’s litigious climate, where many lawyers are happy to take a case in which a company appears to have illegally discriminated against a person based on a physical attribute, blatant (although har

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Why HR and talent teams must put AI and its strategies to work—now

HRExecutive

Artificial intelligence is invariably described as “advanced technology.” Some experts call it a step toward machines that will reason and converse, while others contend it’s simply a neat, rapid approach to performing statistical analysis. But as with most technologies, users don’t really care about what goes on under the system’s hood. Instead, they focus on how AI-driven solutions can help them do their jobs.

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someone keeps farting in important client meetings

Ask a Manager

This post, someone keeps farting in important client meetings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work in upper-middle management at a large business and entertainment events company and recently we got back to regular face-to-face client meetings. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been having some intense and lengthy meetings in our office with a potential local client, which could really take our company to the next level if it works out.

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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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Increase your emotional intelligence while working remotely: 8 tips

Insperity

Tapping into your emotional intelligence while working remotely is vitally important. But it can also be challenging, especially if your team is new to working from home or entered the virtual work world suddenly. Part of the challenge is that the bulk of our social interactions and cues are absent from the remote workday – the simple exchanges that help us connect on a social-emotional level, such as: Bumping into someone in the break room Offering coworkers a piece of gum after a lunch meeting

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Job Openings Reach Record High, But Where Are the Applicants?

SHRM Resources

The number of available jobs in the U.S. is at a record-breaking high while unemployment remains significantly elevated, leading employers in need of workers to wonder, where are all the job applicants?

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6 Ways to Support Remote Worker Wellbeing

Quantum Workplace

Mental health and employee wellness are at the heart of a strong, engaged workplace. But today’s workers are under increasing levels of stress. And remote workers aren’t immune. While remote work has many advantages, it can create opportunities for extra stress.

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How to Tell if a Remote Only Job is a Scam

Evil HR Lady

100 percent remote jobs are a hot ticket. After a year of working from home, some people have decided they never want to go back to the office, and, unfortunately, scammers are preying on them. When you interview for an office-based job, you go in for an interview and can see their situation. You meet actual humans and see their office space. Scammers can (and have) go to great lengths to scam people, but they are not likely to rent office space to get a copy of your social security number and d

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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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Without reskilling, here’s what the 2030 workforce could look like

HRExecutive

The role of automation is continuing to reshape what the American workforce could look like in the near future. For instance, according to a new report on the impact of automation and technology adoption, employers seeking architectural, engineering, computer and tech workers in a variety of industries will face a real challenge within the next few years, while there will be a surplus of candidates for office support and administrative-type jobs.

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a coworker stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me

Ask a Manager

This post, a coworker stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m off for Memorial Day, so here’s an older post from the archives. This was originally published in 2016. Don’t miss the update, which is also linked below! A reader writes: We have a fridge at work. Up to this point, nothing I had in it was stolen (I am quite new, and others have told me that this was a problem).

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What is the difference between Recruiting and Sourcing?

The Tim Sackett Project

I get asked a lot about what’s really the difference between Recruiting and Sourcing? Or, where does Sourcing end and Recruiting begin? Or something similar to these questions. The answer is it doesn’t matter. The organization has a need for talent. The organization has to find or grow talent. You and others in the organization need to figure this out.