Strategic HR 101: The Value Of Internal Recruiting

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This year we’ve made a resolution to help HR professionals effectively practice strategic HR and become key players in the business activities of the entire organization. This is the main reason we started our virtual summit, and it’s what motivated a lot of the articles, research, and product developments we’ll be sharing this year. One […]

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Individualize Your Employee Engagement Approach

Employee Engagement

There is a problem within today’s workforce. Turnover is expensive and can run rampant, but perhaps more alarming is the cost of those employees who remain but are not engaged. Nationally, only about 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work, and worldwide, the number is just 13 percent. According to Gallup, the national […]

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5 Ways To Manage Ideal and Troublesome Employees

employee discipline

Over the past weeks, we’ve been discussing performance management and the importance of maintaining regular, developmental communication with your employees. Ideally your employees love their jobs, understand the company mission and goals, and want to positively contribute to the culture and growth of the company. Once in a while, though, you encounter employees who want […]

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6 Ways HR Can Help Every Employee Be More Strategic

strategic HR

In Strategic HR, we know the value of acting strategically in our jobs. However, the philosophy extends way beyond HR and management, and, really, every single employee can do his job strategically. Because we know that employees on the ground in the company directly contribute to the success of the entire organization, we also know […]

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5 Social Recruiting Pointers

Social recruiting

I don’t watch soccer, but when I was looking for something exciting to do this weekend, it was hard to bet against an activity that 25.4 million people were also watching. In much the same way, when we are looking for applicants for a job, we can post the opening on our website career pages […]

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11 Leadership Lessons from The Walking Dead

For those who aren’t familiar, the TV show The Walking Dead, is a story about people forced into extraordinary circumstances (a zombie apocalypse). The human survivors are forced to band together to survive, and the seemingly random assortment of people gradually become a functional team with individual roles and a common purpose—survival. It’s no surprise […]

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6 Employee Types for Your Zombie Apocalypse Team

angry woman wearing a skirt brandishing a stick for zombie apocalypse

With Zombie Awareness month just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your strategy for the zombie apocalypse. If you’re anything like me, you’ve taken the CDC’s advice and are ready with a survival pack and family emergency plan. But what happens if the apocalypse happens while you’re at work? Will your employees quickly devolve into […]

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How Can Small Companies Offer an Outstanding Onboarding Experience?

new employee orientation

“When I hire someone, I start by making the new employee’s success an explicit personal goal.”  —Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways For me, an outstanding first day includes small meetings booked with team members and colleagues—my personal stakeholders—who explain how we’ll soon help each other, an already set up email inbox filled with welcome […]

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