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Is Team Building the Secret to Improving Engagement?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:35

There are myriad factors that influence the productivity of any given organization. Employee engagement is one of the most crucial, thanks to its direct relationship to productivity. Organizational strategies and tactics implemented by progressive, productivity-minded HR executives can have a profound impact on engagement; one of the most effective of these methods is undoubtedly team building.

Simplify Your Social Media Recruitment By Building Your Own Chatbot

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:35

Today, human resource staff focus more on strategizing and satisfying employees’ needs than on administration and recruiting, which were the cornerstones of HR work in a previous era. HR professionals are taking on a much more meaningful role in company management as partners who help the business runs smoothly by building a strong company culture, monitoring overall satisfaction, and motivating employees to be more productive.

Four Human Capital Trends to Watch

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:50

The rapid change of pace in the talent landscape is challenging current approaches to talent management, forcing executives to reevaluate strategies, adopt new tools, redefine company cultures and provide premium benefits. Case in point: In 2017, the number of unique worker categories participating in the workforce at the same time was greater than any juncture in history, and spanned millennials to baby boomers, full-time to part-time, freelance and gig workers, and all minority groups. Compounding the challenge, 2017’s values-based workers placed increasing emphasis on ideals such as flexibility, learning & development and tools for increasing efficiency. With 2017’s developments in mind, here are the four trends I see that HR professionals need to be ready for this year.

The Sourcing Guild

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:30

Stranger Things is a Netflix Phenomenon, a dark, otherworldly adventure centered around a group of middle school kids who play Dungeons and Dragons. This scenario is based in the 1980s, way before the time of Baldur’s Gate and the abundant D&D video games out there today. The save and hit point ratios had to be determined by a specific number sided die, not an automatic PC algorithm.

How HR Can Be the Rock Star of Employee Experience

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:35

In 1981, James Hetfield, an unknown vocalist and guitarist responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. From this meeting, Metallica was born.

The 7-Stage Framework for Developing an Award-Winning Candidate Experience

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:09

Candidates are indeed our customers, as found by Virgin Media when it realized that 18 percent of its rejected candidates were also customers, and costs due to poor candidate experience added up to $5.4 million in revenue.

The Recruiting Community Unites in San Diego April 2-4, 2018

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:05

Are you ready to grow as a professional and get prepared for the year ahead? The community of recruiters, talent acquisition leaders, and staffing professionals has been working together with the help of ERE since 1998. The first conference was held in the spring of 2001 in San Diego and it was called ERE Expo West. Over 400 industry professionals came together to share ideas and learn from each other. A community was born. A lot of people, groups, and companies have tried to duplicate what happens at ERE, but it still remains the only place to go that is lead by practitioners and the only benefit is to help the community learn and grow.

7 Tips to Focus On The People Side Of Change

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00

Change is hard. Some of you may be saying “duh!” Yet many people underestimate how challenging change can be. Anyone who tells themselves change is easy has never lived through it or is choosing to pull the wool over their eyes.

You Treat Employees Like Family? Uh-Oh

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:46

When I hear the word family, beyond the mental images of my own, I can’t help but think of the Cleavers, the Bradys, the Cunninghams, and the Huxtables.

Sourcing Salaries With Stack Overflow

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:00

Finding salaries with Stack Overflow using their salary calculator or use their Kaggle dataset to get insights.

4 Common Mistakes Made When Delegating

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:35

In a recent episode of the TV series Stranger Things, the four main characters, all young boys, show up at school on Halloween dressed as Ghostbusters. The problem is, two have dressed as Bill Murray’s character. When they argue about it, one boy tells the other, “We decided I would be Venkmann!” and the other responds, “You decided that. I didn’t.”

The Power of Visibility as a Recruiter

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:34

Why is it so hard to find us, and consequently, get a hold of us as recruiters? Let us be better. Let us be easy to reach. Let us harness the power of visibility to drive our results.

New Intern Test Could Mean Good News for HR/Talent-acquisition professionals

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:30

HR professionals have been struggling with wage and hour class-action lawsuits brought by interns claiming they were misclassified and entitled to wages for their work as employees. Now, in light of the  new United States Department of Labor Unpaid vs. Paid Intern ‘Test’ requirement guidelines, those companies that ceased their unpaid internship programs in response to an avalanche of lawsuits may want to consider reinstating their internship programs, particularly if they can make some adjustments based on the new test as discussed below.

Adopt Same-Day Hiring or Lose Your Top Candidates With Multiple Offers

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:51

Heads up: you are probably unwittingly damaging your firm’s hiring results. Slow hiring during periods of record low employment means that top candidates will be gone long before you make an offer. In fact, a CareerBuilder 2012 survey revealed that even when the unemployment rate was double what it is today, a full 22 percent of offered candidates were lost because the firm “didn’t offer the position quickly enough and the candidate was already hired somewhere else.”

This Startup Wants to Keep You From Losing People on Your Career Site

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:04

KC Donovan, a long-timer and conference-frequenter in the talent-acquisition and HR tech field, is leaving Clinch— and starting a new recruiting-technology firm in a similar genre. He’ll keep ties with Clinch, with his new company becoming a customer of Clinch.

Is Your ATS Learning to Be Biased?

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:41

Sexism in the workplace has been an important topic this past year. The headlines abound —“Study: Women Valued for Physical Attractiveness” or “We Need More Women to Overcome the Sexist Tech Industry” — but this pervasive issue could soon be addressed, if only in part, with a little help from technology. As artificial intelligence continues to play a larger role in talent acquisition, it has the potential to impact gender bias.

Got Too Much To Do? Use the 80/20 Rule

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00

Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule, or as it’s more formally known, Pareto’s Principle. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who first noted the 80/20 connection at the University of Lausanne in 1896. He showed that 20% of the pea plants in his garden produced 80% of the healthy pea pods and also discovered that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.

Make Sure There’s a Business Purpose Before You Jump

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:45

It may be true that the average line manager is more data-savvy than the average HR manager, but that doesn’t mean they have a clue about how to approach people analytics. The fact that they may think they do only makes things worse.

3 Stressed Workers Your Wellness Program May Be Overlooking

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:35

As more employers start investing in wellness benefits and initiatives, it’s important to understand their objectives.

RealMatch Launches Programmatic Ad Solution PandoIQ, ‘One Platform to Rule Them All’

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:21

New York City-based RealMatch, a “10-year-old startup” recently best known for bouncing CareerBuilder off its newspaper publisher partner perch, has a brand new solution for employers looking to take advantage of the programmatic advertising trend. The new company is called pandoIQ.