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How to Train and Re-Skill Employees: Closing the Skills Gap in the Face of Automation

August 21, 2018 By Anna Pajor, SPHR - Leave a comment

The skills gap is looming even heavier with the front of digitization, automation and AI gathering in most industries, taking over unskilled labor positions, and the skilled labor positions do not have enough applicants with the necessary skills....

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

HR and Analytics: How to Become an HR Leader Through Analytics

August 14, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

How would you like to have a better reputation with your internal leaders? The answer - utilize analytics. HR professionals who use analytics are 3.6 times more likely to have a strong reputation with senior business leaders.

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Mental Health in the Workplace: Yes, It’s Your Business

August 07, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Depression…anxiety…panic attacks…substance abuse. Despite ongoing initiatives to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, these words retain the power to make many of us squirm. Mental health remains a delicate subject in many circles,...

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Recruiting Hourly Workers in a Gig Economy

July 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

These days, employers are hustling to adapt their recruiting and HR practices to fit the exploding gig economy. After all, the gig-oriented workforce—i.e., temporary workers, staffing employees, contingent workers, contract employees—has grown by...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Employees with Criminal Records: Is It Time to Rethink Your Hiring Practices?

July 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you struggling to fill open positions within your company? If so, you’re not alone. More than 6.6 million jobs are going unfilled in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent jobs report. With the...

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Employee Onboarding – From Orientation to First 90 Days

For most organizations, human capital is their single most valuable asset. As a company grows, HR and management are working hard to find, recruit and hire the right talent. However, finding and hiring qualified employees is only the beginning....

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Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management