Hire for the Skills. Not for the Title.

Once upon a time, a manager was a manager. Organizations had clear hierarchies, and job titles indicated an employee’s experience and level of responsibility, and they meant the same thing to anyone reading a résumé. Not anymore. Today, employment is more fragmented, and a job seeker’s work experience might include freelancing, entrepreneurship, a traditional 9-to-5 […]

How to Beat the Skills Gap

With nearly 6,000,000 open jobs in America right now, why are some many people complaining about finding a job? The biggest reason is the Skills Gap, a.k.a. the Talent Gap. But what does it REALLY mean? The ACT.org defines skills gap as “the difference between skills needed for a job versus skills possessed by a worker.” I […]

Hire your Next Leaders using Leadership Skills Tests

Article after article over the past several years has talked about the crisis in leadership. Whether it is in politics or in business, people are less than happy with their leadership. One study revealed, “Less than a quarter of people see leaders as effective, while just 13% think their leaders take appropriate responsibility.” Another study […]

3 Ways to Attract Millennials and Keep Them Engaged

You have probably watched the viral video of Simon Sinek in which he makes a 15-minute analysis about the Millennials’ personality, and why they feel so distracted and disengaged at work.  Simon covers everything from social media addiction to parenting flaws in the generation’s problem. After watching the video, I had in mind to make […]

The Truth About Implementing Unlimited Vacation

Unlimited Vacation: Realities, Rewards, and Risks A job that comes with unlimited vacation sounds like a dream come true. What’s better than lying on the beach every day with a cocktail in hand, plus getting a paycheck, too!  In reality, unlimited vacation policies are a bit more complicated with potential advantages and drawbacks for both […]

The Rise of Robotics and Why HR Should Trust It

One of the biggest technological advancements in our culture nowadays is artificial intelligence and automation through robotics. We have seen how this is affecting the loss of manufacturing jobs and how in almost every aspect of our lives, there is always something to be replaced by the ‘infiltrated’ technology. Therefore, it is realistic to assume […]

The Benefits of the Modern Day Blended Workforce

What is a blended workforce? Well, it’s not all about race, sex, or religion. It’s about job classification and status. In the early days of labor in America, there were full-time workers, those who worked 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, 2,080 hours per year. This was the story for millions of workers […]

5 Things to Tell New Hires Before They Ask You

Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for any HR department. Knowing what candidates think can help you improve your recruiting process and candidate search. Feedback is a two-way street. Just as it’s important for HR to know what candidates think, it’s vital for HR to provide feedback to candidates as well. Most hiring […]

Why HR Managers Make the Best CEOs

Since as far back as you can imagine, Human Resource professionals have wanted a seat at the table. Which table you ask? They want a seat at the boardroom table in the C-suite, also known as the executive table. Many HR professionals have spent a lifetime in pursuit of this prestigious seat; however, it seems […]

6 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout

Are you feeling stressed at work, and do you have the impression that time is working against you? You are not alone. The majority of employees are working harder and feeling more overwhelmed at work than ever. A Gallup poll showed that the 40-hour work week is now pushing 47 hours for the average American […]

6 Things You Should Know About Employee Termination

As HR professionals, we deal with many aspects of how an organization and its employees’ function, the least pleasant of which is employee termination. Employment termination is a sensitive matter, and HR plays a big role in ensuring that fired employees are treated with respect and dignity. HR is like the ferryman, guiding the terminated […]
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