HR Certifications

Most industries are made up of professionals, and those professionals often form organizations to help advance their fields. Those organizations often develop tests or examinations they can use, to judge the skills, knowledge, and abilities of people in their industry.  With a properly rigorous examination, a certification can become a valuable asset, and people who…

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HR Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources departments are often misunderstood and unfairly categorized, especially in TV shows and other stereotypical portrayals, as team members that should be feared and are primarily responsible for cutting costs and firing employees. The reality is, Human Resources departments have many valuable responsibilities, and they’re often caught in the middle of power struggles in…

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Collaboration in Workplace

The rock star developer. The lone wolf. The recluse. There’s a certain archetype of an employee who doesn’t play well with others, but who, nevertheless, are responsible for the big ideas that catapult a company from mediocrity to superstardom. Hollywood may have reinforced this idea throughout the decades, but the truth is, these kinds of…

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Employee Onboarding

It’s not enough just to hire a talented candidate for an open role within your company. You need to onboard them in a progressive, tailored way to bring them up to speed and make them part of the team as soon as possible, but without undue stress that can increase turnover. What should an onboarding…

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ROI of Talent Management

One of the biggest hurdles of talent management – more so than many other departments – is justification. Sales teams have easy sales reports and conversion data to share. Marketing can easily report their spend versus revenue. Talent management? Well, measuring and showcasing their return on investment is a bit more complicated. Measuring your return…

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We’ve written a lot about how to hire the perfect candidate for any given role in your company. A lot of that process involves starting with a large pool, narrowing it down through progressively steeper requirements, and then finally arriving at your chosen candidate. What happens to those who make it most of the way…

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HR List

Sometimes it seems as though there are as many different HR tools and apps as there are businesses out there. There are so many that it’s difficult to contain them all in a single list, but we’ll try. No matter what size business you run, what the needs of your HR team are, or what…

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Team Building

One of the biggest drawbacks of a remote workforce is the lack of team unity. Physical separation leads to mental separation, but the effects can be mitigated with the use of regular team-building exercises. In fact, Jeanne Wilson, professor of organizational behavior, has researched the subject. Her conclusion: “…Communication and shared identity within a team…

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Recruiting and Profiles

Any time you have an open position for a company, and you need that position filled, you go through a particular practice. That practice of filling an open position is known as something, but the exact term used varies. Some people calling it staffing. Some people call it recruiting. Some people call it hiring. Most…

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Millennials compose 35% of the labor force, making it the largest workforce in U.S. history. And although many businesses still think of millennials as young professionals, the oldest ones are almost 40 years old. As older generations retire, millennials will become an even more important source of employees.That’s why your business needs to appeal to the…

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