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What Do HR Pros Have in Common with Investigators?

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Contributed by Tad Downs — NCHRA Talent Acquisition Conference Speaker

As a career criminal investigator my job for the past 25 years has been to put bad guys in jail.
Yes, I know this has nothing to do with the HR profession, and I am sure you are asking,
Why is a criminal investigator writing an article for an HR publication?”

It is simple: Investigators and HR Professionals have more in common than you may think!

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Tags:  Hiring  HR Management  interviews 

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How to Track Employee Time Without Insulting Them

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Monday, May 14, 2018
Updated: Monday, May 14, 2018

Contributed by Dean Mathews – entrepreneur, mentor and the founder of OnTheClock.

There comes a day where you as a small business owner find that you need to start tracking your employee’s time. Thoughts of employee rebellion and havoc in the office fill your mind. How is my team going to react? Are they going to hate me? Will they think I don’t trust them? They just might, unless you follow these 4 simple steps.

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Tags:  employee management  Employee retention  HR management 

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Quit Chasing Millennials — Engage Them

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Contributed Rallyware*

Every generation has its unique features. When it comes to millennials, those who were born between 1980 and 1997, one crucial thing we need to understand is that they have grown up in a very different, fast-paced environment compared to their managers and executives. Millennials are tech-savvy, versatile and cope well with changes. In fact, they are led by changes. Millennials even want to make changes.

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Tags:  employee engagement  employee retention  HR Management  HR West 2018  millennial-retention 

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A Top Strategy For CEOs To Create Intentionally Positive Organizations

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contributed by Courtney Bigony is Director of People Science at 15Five

Most of us go to bed thinking about the work that didn’t get done and the tasks that are still on the list instead of recognizing what went well and how we moved the needle forward, even if only a little. That makes sense, since humans are wired to focus on the negative. This is evolution’s way of keeping us alive.

For CEOs and leaders running organizations, it’s important to acknowledge this natural negative lean and how it affects work culture. This is especially true when people in work organizations are constantly bombarded with problems to solve, roadblocks to remove and a never-ending set of tasks.

Leaders: intentionally create a positive organization or have a negative one by default.

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Tags:  company culture  culture  effective leadership  hr leadership  hr management  HR West 2018  positive organizations 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Talent Attraction Strategy

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Contributed by Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer, Digi-Me – HR West 18 Presenter

Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute of Workplace Skills and Innovation, recently published an article with CNBC discussing the disconnect between the number of unemployed, underemployed and unfulfilled jobs in the US. He says that our nation is facing a “grave” problem.

Why is there a disconnect? There are not enough people with the practical skills that are required for the unfulfilled job openings. Wyman says, “It’s Time to Skill Up, America!” So now what?

For the first time in a long time, with low unemployment rates and rising hiring needs, we are faced with a candidate-driven market. Everyone is competing for top talent and passive job seekers are golden.

Here are 5 ways to improve your talent attraction strategy: Continue reading on the HR West Blog.

Tags:  employee  employee engagement  hiring costs  hiring strategy  hr  HR Leadership  HR Management  HR management training  HR West 2018  leader effectiveness  leadership  Recruiting  recruiting strategy  underemployed 

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