Strategic HR: Make Employee Recognition a Priority

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Strategic HR is doing work that supports your company’s long-term business goals and outcomes. People are a huge part in the success of your company. People are your HR’s main business, and they’re also a company’s biggest determinant of success. HR will always, always be in the mix. Here are three main reasons why employee recognition […]

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What’s on your HR software wish list?

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I love window shopping! I’m drawn to the sparkly, perfectly staged displays. Sometimes I just stand outside, wishing and hoping. From the other side of the window (or from inside an office somewhere), those of us who are creating and offering a product to buyers wonder who those people are—the wishers and hopers wondering about […]

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Finding Gender Gaps in Performance Reviews

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Men are from Mars, Women from Venus—yes, we’ve all heard. We’ve accepted men and women differ in many ways. Those differences don’t end when we walk through the office doors every morning (or log in for those of us who work remotely). That’s part of what makes us complimentary on teams and why it’s important […]

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Think your Company Is Too Small for HR? Think Again

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Every company started somewhere. Sometimes it’s a small group of people gathered around a cast-off kitchen table in a basement. Or someone working a regular 9-to-5er with an idea that keeps gnawing its way to the surface. Perhaps there’s an actual office space and a bean-bag chair (possibly a CEO reading Louis L’Amour books) where […]

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Performance Reviews: Who Do They Really Help? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A while back, I posted a blog stating that performance reviews were broken and was surprised by the responses from customers and readers. I learned performance reviews are a topic that people care about. A lot. That’s why we decided to focus our efforts on performance reviews on our latest survey—to dig down and get to the root of […]

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Advice from a Recruiter: 7 Things You Cannot Do on LinkedIn

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Recruiters love LinkedIn. If we’re not looking for applicants on LinkedIn, we’re definitely checking all our applicants’ profiles. We want to make sure applicants look as great on LinkedIn as they do on our ATS. We definitely know our way around LinkedIn, so we also know when applicants are making mistakes that can hurt their chances getting […]

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5 Ways HR Impacts Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges we face in HR. We’re tasked with the job to hire, train and retain great people, but those employees will never be great if they’re not engaged. And currently, less than one-third of all employees feel they’re engaged in their work. Because we’re not involved in the […]

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Interviews: Have a Conversation, Not an Interrogation

As a child, when your parent was asking a pointed question about something that would get you in trouble, were you nervous? If you were on trial in court answering questions from a lawyer who was trying to stump you, would it scare you? Have you ever felt interrogated and gotten defensive? Most of us […]

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