8 Tips to Make Going Back to Work After Vacation Better

8 Tips for Going Back to Work After Vacation

Whether you’re dreaming of relaxing among palm trees, the peace of a quiet cabin in the woods, or soaking up the history of an old European city, the weeks leading up to a vacation can be full of excitement. Unfortunately, the nightmares about coming back to work after vacation can be enough to fill your […]

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Getting on the Same Page: Compensation and Performance Management

Getting on the same page: compensation and performance management

Miscommunications lead to trouble in every type of relationship. Take international relationships. In 1895, Italy and Ethiopia went to war because the wording in a treaty signed six years previously was confused in translation. According to their version of the treaty, the Ethiopians thought they could use the Italian embassy for their foreign affairs, while […]

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5 Ways an ATS Can Improve Your Hiring Process

5 Ways an ATS Can Improve Your Hiring Process

Last month, I shared five ideas for speeding up your hiring process that you can try for your organization right away—no special technology required. While those foundational principles are important, you can only optimize so much without the right applicant tracking system. It’s time to take the next step. Wait—What is an Applicant Tracking System? […]

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Career Advice: 7 Tips for New HR Professionals

Career Advice: 7 Tips for New HR Professionals

Whether you’re almost through your first week in HR or your first decade, there’s always more to learn about making a great place to work. Here are seven career advice tips on how to move up in your career (whether in HR, recruiting, or a related field) that we’ve learned as we’ve developed and implemented […]

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The Critical Relationship Between HR and Company Culture

Relationship Between HR and Company Culture - Man playing the drums

The relationship between HR and company culture is critical. So critical, in fact, that coming up with the proper analogy to drive the point home is challenging. How challenging? We might as well try to come up with the best analogy to explain how important love is in a marriage. Effective HR and company culture […]

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5 Essential Features for HR Software

HRMS Software Features

It’s that time of year again — the New Year is when we all start thinking about how we’re going to improve something our lives. Most people make plans to change something in their personal lives, but perhaps you’re a little more business-minded. If so, is making HR more efficient on your list of resolutions? Will […]

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The 16 Best HR Apps for Increased Efficiency

The 16 Best HR Apps For Increased Efficiency

You’ve heard it before: work smarter, not harder. Because human resource professionals are constantly being asked to do more and become more strategic, it’s crucial to find ways to be more efficient. Luckily, there are hundreds of HR apps and HR mobile apps popping up to help them out. Since having so many options can […]

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Workplace Love: Developing Effective Office Camaraderie

Workplace Love: Developing Effective Office Camaraderie

How do you write an HR blog post for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we’re not going into anything romantic. But that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss a more general kind of love in the workplace, namely, effective office camaraderie. Effective office camaraderie has many benefits: it increases individual employees’ happiness, It makes it easier for […]

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Hidden Ways to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

Hidden Opportunities to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

For managers, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to make team members stick around and keep performing at their peak. Fat salaries and endless perks don’t guarantee retention and performance; they’ll attract a steady stream of applicants, but they won’t make people work hard. To stay loyal and motivated, employees need to […]

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