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#WorkTrends Preview: Legislation of Pay Equity

As a provider of employment screening services, HireRight has worked for years to refine the process of accumulating the information employers need to make effective hiring decisions while still respecting the needs of candidates.

One area that affects the employee … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Creating the HR Function of the Future

Kevin Grossman, President of The Talent Board and the CandE Awards, and I became acquainted when Twitter was in its infancy and soon after we co-hosted a little podcast together called, #TChat. Over the years we have seen many changes, … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Creating the HR Function of the Future

I am so happy to have Kevin Grossman as our guest today on #WorkTrends to talk about a topic that is becoming increasingly prominent in the human resources world: technology.

Technology is pervading all parts of our lives today. Whether … Read more

How to Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table

Among many small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB), human resource departments are no longer seen as an isolated administrative function. Instead, there is growing recognition HR is an integral part of a company’s infrastructure, on equal footing with such functions as … Read more

5 Successful Leaders Share Powerful Lessons For First-Time Managers

Good leadership is an essential for any successful company, but it’s not always easy for junior or first-time managers to adapt to their role. Many times, leaders look back on their career and have a whole host of new insights … Read more

Joint Challenges: HR and Legalized Marijuana

Legalized marijuana may soon become a nationwide reality—possibly within the next year. Even if it doesn’t, more states could join Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana.

So in anticipation, let’s explore … Read more

Why Annual Social Media Policy Reviews Are Necessary

With new social media platforms cropping up all the time, workplace social media rules must go beyond simply discouraging employees from putting off deadlines to play with Snapchat filters. In fact, your corporate social media policy could probably use some … Read more

Six Tips for Meeting the Technology Hiring Demand

Finding highly skilled talent, especially IT professionals with expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics and mobile strategies, is difficult today. When it comes to technology recruiting, in a market with low unemployment, we’re seeing a definite … Read more

HR Needs Collaboration More Than Ever

This post has been brought to you in partnership with Microsoft Teams.

At the core of every great organization is one important asset—people. More than any other resource a company holds, it is the talent, passion, and diversity of … Read more

Is Taller Better? Explaining the Height Wealth Gap

Last year, a new study found that taller people are more likely to be successful in life, meaning they are more likely to hold important positions at work and earn higher salaries. Countless other studies have concluded the same … Read more

Send in the Robots: The Good and Bad of Automating Your Hiring Process

Futurist and tech billionaire, Elon Musk, believes we may not be far from a time where robots and various forms of artificial intelligence (AI) will perform most jobs. He cautions that a day will come when there will be few … Read more

How to Prove You Have the Skills Tech Recruiters Value Most

Recruitment in any industry is a difficult process. Finding staff that are not only qualified to the role, but fit into your company (and will stay with you) is important if you want the process to be sustainable and financially … Read more

Recruiters Share Their Pet Peeves

It isn’t always easy finding a career that fits like a glove, but the pressure to do so is great for many of us. We are aware that our career comprises a significant part of our identity, and to … Read more

Recruiting Efficiency Can and Does Improve Candidate Experience

Recruiting is made up of a million different moving pieces. Literally. And they’re not linear either; they constantly loop back and in on themselves. Some of them help with talent attraction. Some do the heavy lifting of recruitment itself. And … Read more

A Seat at The Table

I started my career in HR over 17 years ago, and the questions I heard most often at all the HR conferences were “Why don’t I have a seat at the executive table?” and “How can I get the executives … Read more

HR Is About to Get an Analytics Makeover

Many company departments rely on analytics for decisions they make and strategies they implement. Through using analytics and data, these departments can get a better idea of what their customers and clients need or are looking for.

While analytics may … Read more

Where To Find Great Talent For Your SMB

Hiring and retaining great talent is one of the biggest challenges of today’s SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses.) On the one hand, knowing how to engage employees and keep them motivated is key to improving job performance and to achieving … Read more

Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing HR

The HR function of today is not the one of yesterday, and it certainly won’t be the one of tomorrow. So how do businesses make sure their HR departments are ready for upcoming challenges?

One of the surest ways is … Read more

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy topic. The concept then quickly becomes misunderstood. … Read more

Can Machine Learning Make HR Better?

Are you familiar with deep learning? Deep learning describes the ability for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to learn from our behavior using brain-like structures called neural networks, and it’s changing the field of human resources in significant ways.

AI … Read more

5 Keys To Managing A Mobile Workforce

Despite worldwide turmoil, growth is still very much happening on the global front. Companies are expanding into new regions and deepening their presence in existing ones. The challenge is building a workforce rapidly and effectively. It’s never been that simple, … Read more

Top 3 Best And Worst Ways To Hire Talent

I’m sure many of you remember the dark days the recent past, when we found out that 70% of employees were not engaged at work. Other recent milestones include the foot out the door report that found that most millennials … Read more

No is Not a Bad Word

There’s a saying in business: “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.” But is that fair to the busy person? It makes sense that organizations would want to give crucial work assignments to their … Read more

The Dynamic Duo of Self-funding and Voluntary Benefits

Today, we live in an insurance marketplace defined by healthcare reform, double-digit rising healthcare costs, and plenty of “unknowns.” Given the changing landscape, many human resources professionals view their employer benefit plans as a challenging blend of cost containment strategies … Read more