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10 Things Every HR Professional Needs to Do to Succeed

“I’m a people person” and “I like helping others” are two common reasons HR professionals give for choosing their career path. While they’re good enough reasons to get started, they aren’t nearly good enough to be great. ...




Top Ten Tips for Managers and Supervisors

Look under the hood before buying. Always conduct reference checks before making a new hire. For current employees, it is essential make arrangements to review the employee's permanent personnel file prior to making an offer.
Probationary Period- Use it or lose it! This is your best opportunity to review and evaluate a new employee's ability to be successful in the position. ...




5 Tips for New HR Professionals

As the business world has become ever-more connected and fast-paced, identifying efficiencies is vital to success for any company, across multiple industries. With increasing interconnectedness, the most important capital for the majority of companies in the Information Age is human capital. ...




The Next Business Revolution: Diversity

Mass production changed business and society. So, too, did technology. Now it’s diversity’s turn. Diversity is a critical factor in market growth, according to research undertaken by The Center for Talent Innovation. While workforce productivity gains always improve earnings, continued innovation is required to increase market share and open new markets. ...




How to Recruit the Best Employees

 Building a great team is high on the priority list for nearly every company. But employers no longer have the upper hand when hiring. Today's most talented professionals have their choice, with companies fighting for their attention and services. ...




4 Ways Apps are Increasing Productivity at Work

You might have heard of the slogan ‘There’s an app for that’, one used (and now trademarked) by Apple in 2009 during a series of TV ads they ran to promote the multiplicity of apps available on their ever-popular App store. Well this slogan is especially true to productivity in your workplace. ...




Are your employees surviving or thriving at work?

Would you consider your employees to be in good mental health? It is, perhaps, a simple question to ask and answer. My employees come in, they smile, they get their work done, and they go home. Simple.But consider this: would it surprise you to learn that only 13% of people report living with high levels of good mental health?According to The Mental Health Foundation’s latest report ‘Surviving or Thriving?’, which takes a look into the state of mental health within the UK, the majority of us have, are or will suffer from some form of mental health problems during our lives. ...




Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.Reason: A staggering 85% of employers discovered lies on job applicants’ resumes in the past year, according to a recent 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight. ...




Why Do Employers Expect More Of Entry-Level Employees Than Ever Before?

College graduates are expected to come prepared to entry-level positions and internships with more knowledge than in generations past.
When Grinnell College senior Ham Serunjogi began his first internship at an environmental technology accelerator in 2013, he was shocked by how much was expected of him in his first days on the job, and how little school had prepared him for entering the workforce. ...




Could ‘extreme’ team-building help build your workplace morale?

If you believe high-stress situations tend to force groups of employees to come together and perform, then this unorthodox team-building activity may be right up your alley.  Survival Systems USA, an organization that has been teaching aquatic survival since 1999, has just entered the world of corporate team-building. ...