Working Now and In the Future

Employee Retention and Company Culture is EVERYONE’s Responsibility

It’s difficult enough to find the right person to fill an open position. Recruiting efforts take time and money. Jobs sometimes take months to fill, and if everything goes well, the right person is placed in the job. Sounds difficult? It is. But that’s actually the easy part. Once someone has been placed, what is being done to keep them? In the…
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Working in the Future Without Business Cards

Is it time to get rid of business cards once and for all? This came up at a recent meeting and the room was split on this 3 ways- they are just as valid as ever, use them – but never as a crutch, and it’s time for them to go. Business card collecting used to be a sport for some people….
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Millennials are Getting Old

Wake up millennials! You’re getting old and you are going to age out. There is so much focus on Millennials. Every day we read articles about how to work with Millennials, how to speak with them, how to keep them engaged and happy, the list goes on and on… but guess what? I’m sorry to say, they are getting too old. That’s right!…
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Employee Satisfaction Surveys are Only a Glimpse

It’s time for HR to step up their game with engagement and retention analysis. It’s true, Employee Satisfaction Surveys are often used to help with engagement and retention but it’s not enough. The issue? This type of data is just a glimpse in time. Capturing data is like taking a photo. You see how things look at that precise moment. Ask an employee…
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Why We Shouldn’t Only Hire People Who Will Fit into the Company Culture

Don’t look to ONLY hire people who fit in culturally, unless you want things to either remain the same or change very slowly. Companies that don’t want anyone to rock the boat, want everyone to comply, and/or don’t want to make any changes have a difficult time in keeping employees who are innovative or creative. These companies often struggle to survive. To…
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Restructuring Job Postings to Enable Better Resume Mapping

Instead of submitting a full resume, job postings should be structured so candidates can address each requirement line by line with their applicable skill, work experience, proficiency and/or education. This way, applicants can easily show how their experience and skills make them a worthwhile candidate. It’s foreseeable that in the future, companies will start to use recruitment apps which use natural language…
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Keeping the Human in Human Resources as HR Technology Advances

As everyone starts to realize the potential of new technologies and begins to use Artificial Intelligence products to augment different parts Human Resources, the question rises again and again. How do we keep the human in Human Resources? As much as some would like to believe robots can do anything if properly programmed, one thing which seems out of reach is genuine…
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