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Why is Diversity Important in Recruiting and Retention?

Diversity is important in recruiting and retention. It’s no doubt that employers want to hire the best people for their company. While skills are a valuable asset in the workforce, diversity must be a priority as well. By including diversity in a company, the recruiting and retention rates are more successful because it puts a company at a competitive advantage, there is greater productivity and engagement, and increased customer service. ...




Are You Pushing Your Team Hard Enough?

Leaders often struggle with the dance of when to apply pressure to teams to ensure great work, and conversely, when they should pull back in order to foster room for autonomy and growth. In an effort to strike this balance, leaders can give their teams – and themselves – whiplash. ...




Halloween Celebrations Can Lead to Scary Situations

Forget about witches, ghosts and vampires. Some of the scariest things HR professionals might face on Halloween are inappropriate costumes, safety issues and an overabundance of sweets.
Potential pitfalls are largely preventable, experts say. In deciding how—and whether—to celebrate Halloween at work, employers should consider the organization’s culture and its approach to diversity, as well as office traditions and customer impact. ...




Temporary Employees

Temporary Employees Help Organizations Deal with Seasonal Customer Fluctuations.
Temporary employees are hired to assist employers to meet business demands yet allow the employer to avoid the cost of hiring a regular employee. Sometimes, it is the expectation of the employer that if the temporary employee is successful, the employer will hire the temporary employee. ...




How to Support Employees with Cancer

It was September 2008 when Eileen Z. Fuentes, then 34 and a mother of three young girls, received stunning news: She had stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.
 
At the time, she was a human resources manager at a New York hospital. ...




GoldenEye: Life In Clearance Recruiting

Bond. James Bond.
The fictional British Secret Service agent has been the star character in 23 movies, books, TV and has been slaying women and bad guys since 1953. Talk about an OG.
 
How can you not love the man of mystery? Through all the evolutions of actors playing the iconic spy, he’s the epitome of allure and intrigue – traveling the world to catch the bad guys with all the cool gadgets and gear to help him narrowly avoid death or capture. ...




3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

Teambuilding exercises often get a bad rap as a waste of employees' time, but some entrepreneurs are finding value in activities that are tailored to resolve specific challenges in their business. Designed correctly, teambuilding programs can strengthen unraveling employee relationships, help sustain corporate culture during periods of fast growth, and build morale amid layoffs, human-resource experts say. ...




7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.
 
That’s why every employer should know and understand the seven relevant legal facts about wrongful discharge:
 

Although many employment relationships are “at-will,” meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without reason, that doesn’t give employers a blank check. ...




Pros And Cons Of Hiring Independent Contractors

There are many benefits to hiring independent contractors (ICs), but there are some disadvantages as well. Before you decide how to staff a particular job, you’ll need to weigh these pros and cons–and make sure that your classification decision will pass muster with state and federal auditors. ...




How to Write Job Ads Top Candidates Can't Resist

What do you do when you need to hire an employee? Write a quick description of the job then post it to the handiest online job board? If so, you're missing some of the best candidates, according to Michael Overell, co-founder of RecruitLoop, a marketplace for independent recruiting. ...