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Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here. Is an HR degree required to apply for a job in HR, or are graduates with other degrees also considered for these roles? -Dominique.

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Your New Job Search Secret Weapon: A Resume Outline

The Muse

Use a resume outline to organize your information and create a resume that will get you the job.

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Incentive Solutions Teams Up with Clients in the “Combat Coronavirus 2020” Donation Campaign

The Incentive Solutions News blog

Incentive Solutions Teams Up with Clients in the “Combat Coronavirus 2020” Donation Campaign | Incentive Solutions. Incentive Rewards. Our Incentive rewards inspire motivation in your participants and produce the most ROI for your brand. Choose from online rewards or gift and debit card rewards. Incentive Programs. Our incentive programs are strategically designed to help produce measurable growth for your business.

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Why Healthcare Recruiters Are the Unsung Heroes Who Deserve Cheers

Linkedin Talent Blog

For the last four years, Jacey Terrette (pictured above) , an advanced practice recruiter for LocumTenens.com , has been placing nurse practitioners and physician assistants with hospitals in 25 states. Typically, she’s filling 8 to 10 reqs a week. But in early March, COVID-19 erupted in New York City, and Jacey and other team members were tackling 8 to 10 reqs every day.

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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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Podcast: How Managers Can Increase Engagement with Their Teams – ENGAGEMENT MAGIC

DecisionWise

In this podcast, Dr. Tracy Maylett and Charles Rogel review the concepts behind ENGAGEMENT MAGIC, including the research behind the five keys of engagement, and provide answers to the following questions: How can being engaged personally benefit employees and organizations? What is the difference between engagement and satisfaction? How does each of the five ENGAGEMENT MAGIC elements help increase engagement?

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Easy Workplace Diversity Strategies that Boost Team Inclusion

Human Resources Today Submitted Articles

The notion that you need to hire those with diverse backgrounds is only the beginning. Profits don’t instantly skyrocket, and outsiders won’t be fawning over your employer brand just because you engaged diverse talent and convinced them to come aboard. You need to nurture the culture around your diversity priorities for good — and this goes far beyond signing those onboarding documents.

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Diversity and inclusion training: How to apply it in the workplace

Workable

When you craft a D&I training program, you need to carefully design and apply it to gain its maximum benefits. It also needs to have clear goals and measurable practices, so as to monitor its effectiveness. In this blog post, you can find the skeleton of a diversity and inclusion training program that you can use with adjustments within your company.

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I’m stuck in daily three-hour Zoom meetings

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I could use some help trying to figure out how to best navigate the absolutely bonkers amount of meetings that my boss is holding. I work in public education and obviously we have been very impacted by Covid. I work on a small leadership team for a very large department. During normal times, our team meets in-person every week for three hours, no laptops allowed (with one 5-10 minute break).

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3 Ways You Can Extend the Work Lifecycle of Older Employees

SHRM

One of the biggest biases we have as leaders is ageism. If you’re 35 years old and running a department and you are looking to fill a position on your team that will be your righthand person, the last thing you’re looking for is a 55-year-old to fill that spot! That’s just me being real for a second. You and I both know that a 35-year-old hiring manager is looking for a 25 – 28 year old to fill that spot.

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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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8 traits HR leaders need to succeed today

HRExecutive

As employers and HR leaders navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter alongside their more conventional challenges like recruitment and engagement, experts are advising that it is more important than ever that they remain agile. Josh Bersin. Even before this year’s unprecedented workplace upheaval, analyst and HRE columnist Josh Bersin was working to identify the commonalities between high-performing businesses and high-performing HR business partners.

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Increasing the Level of Productivity and Engagement For Your Team

Workology

TravelTech for HR. How to increase the level of productivity and engagement for your team without leaving the workplace. One of the new HR-trend is an online-team-building. This is a virtual tour in. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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my employee thinks coronavirus is a hoax

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: One of my employees has been vocal about the coronavirus being a hoax. I had to have a talk with him during our last few days in the office at the end of March because he was openly criticizing and mocking coworkers for “being afraid of the flu” and practicing social distancing. While the rest of us isolated and worked at home, he went on two different vacations out of the state and did not isolate upon returning as required.

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Not Every Organization Needs to Reflect the Community

Evil HR Lady

A few days ago, Anthony Tommasini wrote an Op-Ed at the New York Times titled “To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions.” Blind auditions vastly increased the number of females in orchestras, but it hasn’t increased the number of minority players–well, it hasn’t increased the number of Black and Hispanic players.

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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: Communication is more important than ever. Here’s how to handle it

HRExecutive

Employees need a lot right now—and one of the most urgent things is information. What are the changes to our sick-leave policy? When should I anticipate coming back to the workplace? Will we still receive performance bonuses? Among all of the imperatives we face in the COVID pandemic, communication is the most important of all. In the Josh Bersin Academy’s Big Reset initiative, nearly all participating HR leaders recounted how they have ramped up the frequency, transparency and types of communic

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Situational Judgement Question Guide for SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP Exams

Workology

The Ace the HR Exam course(s) provide support and resources to help HR pros ace their exams including those situational judgement questions. You can also sign up for our SHRM Certification Prep. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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Should Remote Workers Living in Lower-Cost Locations Be Paid Less?

SHRM Resources

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a growing number of companies allowing employees to continue to work from home indefinitely, a provocative new question has emerged: Should employees working from home in areas where the cost of living is lower be paid less than those working onsite?

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how do I change to “they” pronouns at work?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’m considering starting to use “they” pronouns at work. I’m sort of flailing on how to request that people switch pronouns (particularly when it doesn’t fit the standard he or she pronouns), as well as wondering in my mind how much it would hurt my career/etc.

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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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5 shifts to build workforce resilience

HRExecutive

The need to build organizational and workforce resilience has been on the C-suite’s radar for years. In fact, words like “ agility ” and “adaptability” have been used so often in board rooms and town hall meetings that they have almost become meaningless–buzz words that garner more discussion than action. The dialogue, while well-intended, has failed to translate into the productivity gains organizations expected.

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The 3 dos and don’ts of remote time tracking for you to know

Workable

For some business owners and managers, this could trigger a trust issue that revolves around one important question: “How do I know my employees are working while they’re on the clock if I can’t physically see them?”. The concern is valid. Time wastage due to non-work-related tasks has been a perennial problem even when managers are in the same building as employees.

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2020 HR Industry Trends and Insights

Bonusly

A lot has happened in 2020! It’s in the nature of HR to change and adapt to the current events that impact our employees. So, what are HR professionals thinking about? What are the top HR trends in 2020? We recently conducted an industry study to answer those questions! We wanted to understand who HR leaders are, what’s changed about their interests, challenges, and responsibilities, and where they find trustworthy information.

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A Career Brick Wall or A Window of Opportunity?

Women of HR

Sometimes things happen in life that are simply unexpected, unfair, and come from out of the blue and smack you in the face like you were never expecting it. That happened to me this past January. I had a great career for almost two decades consulting and teaching. My motto was “I teach what I do and do what I teach”. Then one day, one half of that career was just gone.

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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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The childcare crisis is here. What are you doing about it?

HRExecutive

School districts around the country are currently exploring how to approach education this fall, a decision-making process that is fraught with uncertainty. What is certain, however, is that the U.S. is facing a major childcare crisis. While some workplaces are reopening in phases in the coming weeks and months, many schools are considering adopting a hybrid in-person/virtual model, or cancelling in-person classes altogether until 2021.

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It’s Not Them. It’s Us.

Robin Schooling

I’m sitting here at the 5+-month mark since my state first implemented #StayAtHome orders. Since then, as has occurred across the globe, we’ve moved into new phases (“woo hoo! restaurants and hair salons are open!”) and then dialed back when people, looking to get their party on, packed newly opened bars well above the allowed capacity (“boo! bars are now closed!”).

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Relaxed Form I-9 Compliance Extended to Aug. 19

SHRM Resources

Employers with entirely remote workforces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have until Aug. 19 to take advantage of relaxed Form I-9 document inspection requirements when onboarding new hires. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it was extending its interim policy allowing virtual inspection methods for another 30 days. The policy was initially issued on Mar. 20 and has been extended twice previously, in May and June.

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Redundancy: seven questions employers should ask themselves

HR Zone

People Redundancy: 7 questions for employers.

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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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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? This Worksheet Will Help You Get Clear on What You Want

The Muse

If you’re unhappy or unmotivated at work, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly why. Start with this worksheet from a Muse career coach.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Best Practices for a Safe Workplace

Cisive

As businesses reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, contact tracing to track viral exposure in the workplace will become a critical part of helping to slow the spread of the virus and protect workers. So what do employers need to know before implementing contact tracing? Contact tracing helps protect health and safety, but workers could be hesitant to share personal information.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Best Practices for a Safe Workplace

Precheck

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Best Practices for a Safe Workplace Jul. 21, 2020. Shannon Shoemaker Vice President, Solutions, Marketing and Partnerships. As businesses reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, contact tracing to track viral exposure in the workplace will become a critical part of helping to slow the spread of the virus and protect workers.