HR

Guest post: New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

If employees are the team members and supervisors are the coaches, then hiring managers are surely the talent scouts. Hiring managers are essential to the workforce and their ability to identify untapped talent markets can set their company apart from their competitors in the upstream industry. Yet reaching out to top performers and potential employees with the qualifications, experience and attitude it takes to make positive strides for the business isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Although the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest since prerecession 2008, there are still plenty of eager and talented workers looking for fulfilling career opportunities,...

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Infographic: Global Smartphone Sales

I recently gave a presentation at an HR conference called “Living the Mobile Life: How Mobile Technology Will Enhance Your Current Recruiting Efforts.” Many of the participants were surprised at how prevalent smartphones and other mobile devices have become in all facets of our lives. The following infographic provides some interesting data on smartphone sales across the globe. Enjoy! This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Nordstorm promo code) and Amanda...

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50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

This week, Glassdoor announced the winners of its 6th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, and new this year, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014. Unlike other workplace awards, winners are determined based entirely on feedback from those who know a company best – the employees. Highlights on the 2014 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) include: Consulting firm Bain & Company reclaims #1 spot (Bain #1 in 2012) Facebook falls from last year’s #1 company to #5 – the first time the social network has NOT been in the top three in four...

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Why Even Small Businesses Need a Bereavement Policy

The average American spends 8.8 hours a day in work related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is around 176 hours each month working (and sometimes playing) alongside your coworkers. It’s easy to see how these people become an extended family. As a business, how do you handle a death in a staff member’s life? There are two considerations: the personal side of the loss and the blowback on the company such as downtime. Thinking ahead about something that inevitably happens in every organization is a practical approach to managing office grief. Bereavement Policy Major corporations have set protocols in place for managing different...

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Guest Post: Employee Rights at a Startup For The HR Professional

Employees are each afforded the same level of rights, whether they’re new on the job or have worked at the same location for 25 years. This also holds true for people whether they’re working at an established business or a startup. Since new business owners are often less knowledgeable about employee rights, it’s important for new hires of a startup company to know their rights going into the job. As an HR professional, it’s important to make these things well known to your employees to ensure a fair and safe workplace. At-Will Employment  The majority of employee/employer relationships are considered to be at-will. This means that you, as the employee, have...

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More Than Half of Employees Would Stay Longer at Their Company If Bosses Showed More Appreciation, Glassdoor Survey

Two in five employees admit they’re motivated to work harder when boss is demanding Glassdoor, a jobs and career community leading the way in workplace transparency, has released its Employee Appreciation Survey¹, revealing how appreciated employees²  feel by employers, what really motivates employees at work, and what employer-provided perks they want most this Thanksgiving. This survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor. Appreciated Employees Will Stick Around Longer: While seven in ten (68 percent) employees say their boss shows them enough appreciation, more than half (53 percent) of employees...

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