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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. ...




11 Things You Can Do To Increase Employee Productivity

Increase your employee productivity immediately!
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend 8.8 hours a day in the workplace. That is even more than the 7.7 hours we spend on sleeping. The fact is we now spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our family. ...




The most twisted list of holiday party fouls you’ll read this year

OK. It’s time for the annual holiday party no-no story — the one where we run down all the bad things that might get employers in legal trouble during a get-together that’s supposed to celebrate the season and raise morale. Except, we’re going to turn the entire concept on its head. ...




3 Ways To Empower Employees To Promote Diversity In The Workplace

It's easy to have a page on your company website devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives, but what good are these without committment from your employees? Diverse thinking is a necessary ingredient for a company to remain innovative. One of the many benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that there's never a shortage of creative ideas and different solutions to keep it moving forward. ...




How To Help Remote Workers Feel Included During Holiday Festivities

Remote employment can be a boon to employer and worker: The worker is freed from the cost and hassle of commuting, while the company saves on providing workspace for the employee. But during the team-building holiday season, how can HR managers make sure "remote" is just about physical distance and not the relationship between employer and employee?
 
With telecommuting on the rise, ensuring that there is no disconnect is going to become a more common task for HR managers. ...




Want to Project Confidence in the Workplace? Don't Make These 5 Communication Mistakes

In the world of business, appearing insecure to clients, colleagues, and superiors is the kiss of death. People want to do business with those who project confidence, and they shirk away from those who second guess themselves.
 
It is important, therefore, to ensure that we are not subconsciously apologizing for our power in the way we communicate with others. ...




The key to the HR Revolution: Capacity

It is time for an HR revolution. For far too long we have been dismantled and outsourced, denied the respect we so rightly deserve, and suffered an incredible backlash when we try to solve the issues of our constituents.
In my view it’s no longer sufficient to review our organisational models or the sophistication of our systems to solve these problems. ...