December, 2017

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below. Sign-up for our weekly Hot in HR newsletter to get these updates via email. FUNDING. *This week’s Fundings: $5M+. Bayzat, a Dubai, UAE-based Provider of Insurance and HR Solutions Secures Additional $5M in Funding.

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3 Healthcare HR Strategies for Overcoming Nursing Shortages

Precheck

3 Healthcare HR Strategies for Overcoming Nursing Shortages Dec. 13, 2017. Antique-Nguyen.jpg. Antique Nguyen Marketing Specialist. As many as 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day. In healthcare, not only will this continue to exacerbate the ongoing issue of nurse shortages; it will also increase the deficit in knowledgeable, experienced nurses, threatening the safety of patients and the nation’s health as a whole.

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2018 Trends to Watch: 6 Trends That Will Impact Employers

HR Daily Advisor

As 2017 comes to a close and the talent landscape continues to evolve, Randstad US released its expert analysis on hiring and workplace trends for the next year. With employment increasing by an average of 167,000 jobs per month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor market remains competitive, and employers will need new strategies to attract top talent and meet business demands. “Technology has significantly impacted business models in nearly every sector,” said Al

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How to Spend the Last Two Weeks of the Year

HR Bartender

When I worked in Corporate America, I often worked during the last two weeks of the year. At first, because I had to. Everyone else had more seniority and vacation time. Later in my career, I did it because I wanted to. The last two weeks of the year are so nice and quiet. Fewer meetings. Less email. I could catch up and cross off a few things on my “to-do” list.

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The Definitive Guide to Onboarding for 2024

Hiring a new employee is an expensive and time-consuming process. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), it typically costs $4,425 to hire a new employee — not to mention the 36 days the average team spends trying to fill a position. Yet nearly 1 in 5 employees (16%) of employees quit in their first week — and 17% leave after the first month.

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How to Help Employees Deal with Holiday Stress

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Inc.com. Extra hours. End of year reports. Long lines. Lots of visitors. While the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, it also happens to be one of the most stressful --both personally and professionally, whether you're an entry-level retail clerk or a Fortune 500 CEO.

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6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018

Reflektive

2018 will be a good year to be in HR. At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Anna Tavis , Ph.D. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says. “There are a lot new beginnings for HR

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Employee Pulse Surveys, What You Need to Know - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Are you considering an employee pulse survey? Few would debate the notion that keeping fingers on the pulse of the organization is critical to business success. At DecisionWise, we’ve been running employee engagement surveys for over 20 years, and never has it been clearer that business results can be directly tied to the employee experience. In fact, we go as far as to say the Customer Experience (CX) is a direct result of the Employee Experience (EX).

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Minimize Employee Absenteeism with Time & Attendance Software

nettime solutions

If you did a head count around your workplace, how many absences would you notice? Maybe one or two every day? Perhaps a handful each week? According to 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics , the absence rate for full-time employees is 2.9%. That means if your company has 100 employees, on average, about 3 people per workday would be out. Overall, it’s a pretty small number.

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There’s No Silver Bullet for Hiring the Best Talent

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up Management: Which is Best for Your Business?

Everwise

Creating an effective management culture has countless positive effects on your organization. Employees will feel better connected to the business’ mission and goals. They’ll be more engaged, productive, and motivated — all of which encourages them to remain at your company longer. In fact, managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement. .

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How to Grow Your Staffing Agency and Stand Out From Competitors

Linkedin Talent Blog

In order to grow your business, there is one this that every talent professional must embrace: recruiting is a sales profession. After spending years in this industry, this is one thing I know for sure, although it took me a little while to learn. I entered this profession because I loved people and wanted to make a difference. However, at the beginning my approach was more customer service or social worker and I was not successful.

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Use Our Simple Checklist for Your Small Business’ End of Year Tasks

Justworks

There’s no way around it — end of year paperwork and tax filings are a massive headache. And if you’re not careful with filing business taxes correctly, you may find your company slapped with unexpected fines. But it’s not just tax filings you have to worry about. It’s also end of year bonuses and commissions, rounding out 401(k) contributions, informing employees about their FSA funds, and a multitude of other tasks.

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Pulse Surveys, All You Need to Know Right Here - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Many organizations and survey software providers use the terms “employee pulse surveys” and “always-on survey” (or variations of always-on, such as “continuous feedback” or “real-time feedback”) interchangeably. While this makes sense on the surface, pulse surveys are technically more similar to annual employee engagement surveys than to true always-on surveys.

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9 Leave Management Mistakes To Avoid This Year

The article talks about the 9 leave management mistakes that you should be avoiding with smarter technology in your organisation and save business costs.

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One Of A Kind People Make An Amazing Culture

Hppy

A culture comprised of unique “one-of-a-kinders” is one that creates sustainable competitive advantage and unmatched performance in the market for the organization fortunate enough to possess it. This type of culture is nurtured one person at a time. “There is only one” is the answer every person in this environment wants to hear when a decision maker in the organization asks a question about who should be the logical choice for something – a vacant position to fill

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Onboarding Is Successful When Expectations Are Met

HR Bartender

I think as a general rule, people are happy when their expectations are met. If Mr. Bartender and I go out to dinner, we expect a nice meal. When our expectations are met, we’re happy. When they aren’t, we’re disappointed. Same happens with candidates. When they accept a job offer, they expect to like their job and the company they’re working for. When that happens, they’re happy and engaged.

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The Future of Work: Solving Problems Through a Flexible Workforce

Entrepreneur

Innovative companies ask themselves two key questions: What products or processes do we think the marketplace will want next? What talent do we need to deliver that?

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. What Tools do You Need as a Recruiter for an Awesome 2018? -- by Annalena Morris. 2.

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Your 2024 Annual Talent Acquisition Roadmap: Its Seasonal!

Recruiting is seasonal! Our popular Talent Acquisition Roadmap helps you master seasonal hiring like a boss. We break down key data on the ever-changing job market so you can take advantage of peak hiring times and ace recruiting even in slower seasons. Whether you need to scale up your team quickly or get creative in tighter times, this roadmap helps you understand the recruiting landscape.

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The Bottom Line: Employee Happiness is Good for Business

Justworks

Happiness is a worthwhile goal for anyone. Who doesn’t want to feel good? And in fact, there are benefits to happiness that go beyond the warm and fuzzies. Happy people spread positivity into other facets of life — including their workplaces. Employee happiness is becoming a key consideration of modern work life. It’s important to employees, and should be crucial to employers as well.

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8 Benefits of 360 Degree Feedback - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Benefits of 360 degree feedback surveys can impact leadership, teams, and the entire organization immediately. When an organization decides to launch a 360 degree feedback program for the first time, some leaders are reluctant to participate. Good leaders may have a bias towards action, and if you want something that can create results starting by the time you finish reading this article, nothing is more tried and true than doing 360 degree feedback with leaders.

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5 Benefits of Flexible Hours

Hppy

How we work is always evolving. Not too long ago, workers weren’t at home eating dinner by 6:30. Instead, they toiled for 12 to 16 hours a day doing backbreaking work and hardly seeing their families. Work-life balance simply didn’t exist before the early 20 th century, and it wasn’t until 1938 that the workweek was formally capped at 44 hours per week.

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Making Company Culture More Than a Rah Rah Activity

HR Bartender

Having a well-defined company culture is important. We talk about it a lot. Culture drives branding, talent acquisition, decision-making , etc. But sometimes, the discussions about company culture can seem a bit “rah-rah”. You know, a bit more qualitative and not enough quantitative. I’m not saying that culture should be a 100 percent quantitative topic.

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Fortify I-9 Compliance With The All-in-one Team Training Handbook

USCIS estimates that 76% of paper I-9s have at least one fineable error —with high-volume hirers at the highest risk. But worry not. WorkBright’s Ultimate I-9 Compliance Guide is a comprehensive resource to instantly level up your team’s I-9 process and reduce your audit risk. What to expect: Written for HR teams: No cryptic legal jargon here. We’ve made it fast and easy to find concise answers to nearly fifty I-9 questions in simple terms.

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Becoming Simply Irresistible. Part 2: Supportive Management

Josh Bersin

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. How to Hire -- by Patty McCord. 2. More Than 9,000 Recruitment Agencies Set Up This Year -- by Kristy Dorsey. 3. 9 Recruiting Tips From Stacy Zapar That You Can Start Using Right Now -- by Greg Lewis. 4.

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WorkHuman 2018: A team that plays together, stays together

WorkHuman

The end of the year is approaching. Where has your training and development budget gone? This year, we’re challenging you— Globoforce is offering a special group rate for WorkHuman 2018 attendees to bring their entire team to recharge and connect at the HR thought-leadership conference of the year in Austin, Texas, from April 2 to 5. At WorkHuman 2018, you’ll find inspiration from world-class speakers, connect with your own team in a creative environment, learn about best practices, make new con

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The Recruiting Reel Episode 21: How To Build A Personal Connection With Candidates Through Social Media

Spark Hire

Build connections w/candidates on SM by showing people you care – @TedRubin #socialrecruiting Click To Tweet. In the 21st episode of The Recruiting Reel, Ted Rubin, Co-Founder at Prevailing Path and the CMO at Brand Innovators, discusses how to build personal connections with candidates through social media platforms. Here’s the transcript: Josh Tolan: My name is Josh Tolan and I’m the CEO of Spark Hire, the leading video interviewing platform used by thousands of organizations around the

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Employer Insights Report 2024: The State of Cancer

96% of benefits leaders agree: detecting cancer early is the best way to get ahead of rising costs and improve employee health outcomes. So why is it that 82% of employers currently spend significantly more on post-diagnosis care and disease management rather than upstream care? A new survey of 250 benefits leaders who oversee 500 to 50,000 covered lives highlights their perspective on cancer and its burden.

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Daily Habits of Inspiring Leaders Anybody Can Adopt

Hppy

Inspired by the success and creativity of Mark Zuckerberg? Envious of the greatness of Dalai Lama? Cherish the idea of leading the world of cosmetic fashion like Huda of Huda Beauty? If you have been nodding a yes to all of the above questions, then you too can adopt habits that will help you become a leader in your sector or attain inspiring fan following like famous leaders and celebrities.

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Accountability Isn’t About Putting Things in Writing

HR Bartender

I recently wrote an article titled, “ 5 Key Components of Any Successful Performance Management Process ”. The article outlines how to use management involvement, goal setting, learning and development, feedback and coaching, and ongoing conversations to improve performance. I received a note about the article that I wanted to share. We’re working to become a high-performance company by incorporating the ‘key components’ you wrote about into our leadership’s everyday behaviors,

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People Analytics: Here With A Vengeance

Josh Bersin

I’ve been studying People Analytics for almost 20 years now and this world has really changed. In this article I’d like to give you some insights on the explosive growth, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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