When demand for workers goes up (in a tight labor market due to low unemployment), entry-level wages rise. Perhaps that’s no surprise. What might be surprising, however, is that many employers are aggressively vying for workers by offering more than double the federally-mandated minimum wage. Add the need for seasonal hires into the mix and […]
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Organizations are built around people, so creating a high-engagement work culture is essential for sustainable business success. In the last few years, more companies have started to benchmark employee engagement, hoping that this data will provide insights on how to be a better place to work. But, often employee engagement surveys lose steam after the […]
Top-performing companies understand just how critical the workplace culture is to their success, so they’re intentional and systematic about how they create, drive, and describe their cultures. They know that culture is the “enabler”—or the “hobbler”—for new strategic plans and directions. The companies with the highest-performing teams and most robust bottom lines make accountability the […]
In business, there will be occasions when you are required to create a job vacancy that holds significant responsibility. You could be expanding and need someone to run a new team, branch, or facility for your company. Whether you promote from within or hire a new candidate can be a tough decision to make, as […]
The cloud has had an incredible impact on business operations in today’s modern economic environment, and Millennials, who represent half of the working population and could represent three in every four workers by 2020, are at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution. HR is one area of business that is seeing the need for […]
Hiring a new employee is an important and complicated process. Businesses who make the right choice of employee can see the advantages, however many businesses end up hiring new staff that are not the best choice for their organization. According to research by Leadership IQ, just under half of all new hires will fail within […]
One of the most established principles of the job application process is reference checking. As you know, candidates supply two or three people they believe will vouch for their skills and experience to highlight their suitability for a job post. This is an age-old tradition, but it is usually the talking point for employers and […]
The cloud is one of the best business tools to be developed in recent years. It has freed companies from the constraints of their locations and endless paperwork, and helped them to become more robust, flexible, and cost-effective. Research in 2015, stated that 37% of all small businesses had adopted cloud computing, and by 2020, […]
Anybody who has spent anytime filing and shuffling through paperwork knows the nightmare that it entails. For human resources professionals, this nightmare is compounded by the requirements that employment compliance regulations place on maintaining personnel files and documenting activity and personnel actions. This leads to extra labor, costs and time-consuming activities for human resources departments. […]