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The Dos and Don’ts of Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Workplace

Love is in the air, but in the office it can quickly translate into awkwardness. Valentine’s Day is one of those rare occasions where your personal life can intersect with your professional life, which can cause discomfort if you aren’t careful. ...




How to tweak your benefits package to find and retain talent

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds healthcare, retirement, paid leave and flexible work options are most important to employees.
 
n today's competitive war for talent, employers are using substantial benefits packages to give them an edge when recruiting and retaining talent, according a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey report. ...




Mature Talent Functions Use Data, Forecast Future Needs

AUSTIN, Texas—Organizations with the most mature talent acquisition functions perform 30 percent better on business outcomes and are 160 percent more likely to achieve higher recruiting performance results than organizations with strictly reactive recruiting processes. ...




How to Increase Network Security With Remote Employees

Many employers offer a work from home perk for their employees. With new technological advantages, employers are able to keep costs down by allowing their employees to work remotely. From large companies to small businesses, technology has blurred the boundaries of the traditional work space and has made remote working a reality for many employees. ...




HubSpot, Vertex and others involved in new diversity recruiting effort

 The difficulty that many Massachusetts companies have in filling tech jobs and the tech industry’s dearth of minority employees are two major problems with intertwined solutions.
 
That's the philosophy of a collection of tech companies and industry organizations who announced Friday they are partnering with local colleges and universities in a recruiting program dubbed “Hack. ...




Achieving compliance only is not achieving diversity

When it comes to most corporate companies, most of them are "by the book," which means they have to follow workplace compliance rules. In 1977 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs was made "to ensure employment opportunities should be available to all Americans. ...




The Important 3-Step Process of Hiring the Right Team

Hiring is about more than finding qualified candidates, it’s about building a winning team
 
Your team is critical. Not only do you spend more time with them at your fast-growing company than you do with your own family, but a very large part of your success will depend on the quality and mindset of these individuals. ...




7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.
 
Two staffing and recruiting firms that specialize in IT – Robert Half Technology and TEKsystems – each released research this week that offers a glimpse of what’s expected on the hiring front in 2017. ...




HR Pros See Value in Linking Recognition Programs with Company Values

HR professionals in organizations where an employee recognition program is linked to organizational core values perceive that the program produces a greater return on investment (ROI) and can help reduce employee turnover, according to a survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ...




There's More To Workplace Diversity Than Hiring 'Enough' Women

The workforce is waking up to the reality that talented women can contribute just as much as men in the organization. In turn, we’re seeing a greater emphasis on hiring diverse. But I can’t shake the feeling that the business world has fallen into a habit of checking off the diversity quota, and calling it a job well done. ...