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How HR Can Help Employees Through Organizational Change

Posted by Guest Post on Nov 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM

A 2016 study showed that 96% of organizations reported they were undergoing business transformation, but only 47% expected sustainable value from those changes. In fact, 70% of change efforts fail entirely.

Why?

The primary reason is that employees resist change. The fact that change is so constant leads to fatigue when yet another initiative is announced. On top of that, people fear losing privileges, relationships, and even their jobs when organizations shift.

You know that your organization has to change frequently to stay up-to-date with the latest business best practices, corporate technology, and more. The good news is that HR can do a lot to help employees adapt to organizational shifts and embrace new ways of working.

Here are steps you can take to help your next organizational transition go smoothly.

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How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Hired

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 28, 2020 10:18:00 AM

LinkedIn has quickly become one of the most popular job search sites in the country.

Unlike other job search sites, LinkedIn allows your profile to be publicly searchable to the world.

This means more recruiters will be able to find you on LinkedIn than anywhere else.

So, if you are going to have a LinkedIn profile, you might as well have one that will get you hired.

Below we will show you how to professionally update your LinkedIn profile to attract recruiters and land interviews.

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Topics: Recruiting

How to Keep Your Skills Sharp for the Future of Work

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM

Keeping your skills sharp for the future of work requires knowledge of where that future is headed. The recent pandemic has accelerated a change that was slowly occurring throughout the whole workforce. As a whole, technology has been disrupting industries around the world with advances such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, remote work has been a new change brought on due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a change that has caused the loss of many traditional jobs.

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Topics: Recruiting, HR

5 Simple Tips on Improving Internal Brand Awareness

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 13, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Every year, companies invest billions in branding and marketing strategies to attract more external attention to their companies. Every business needs a robust external branding campaign to ensure that their business and products resonate with customers.

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Topics: HR, Culture

Is the Grass Really Greener?

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM

For the roughly 44 million Americans rocking a side hustle outside of their standard office hours, banking a few extra dollars every month isn’t just a nicety—sometimes it’s a necessity for getting by. But if you’ve got skills you’ve been dying to put to good use—everything from writing and editing to data entry or tutoring—freelancing can be among the most lucrative side job success stories. It might even just be fun to daydream about the perks of being a full-time freelancer instead of punching in and out five days a week at your “real” job. Giving up the commute, working in your pajamas, setting your own schedule, and being your own boss are just a few of the commonly touted benefits of taking what might start out as a side gig and become a primary source of income. But is the grass truly greener on the other side? To uncover the truth behind some of the most common myths and perceptions of full-time freelance work compared to office life, we surveyed 955 people—485 working freelance jobs and 470 working in a more traditional office environment. Thinking about making the switch for yourself? Read on to discover who’s happier, who’s making more money, and how many of your co-workers might take the plunge next.

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management

The Passed Burden: Helping Employees Doing The Work Of Those In Rehab

Posted by Guest Post on Sep 29, 2020 4:13:00 PM

Employee wellness is your top priority when it comes to creating a healthy workplace. It is also important to consider that health doesn’t just involve the physical aspect, but also keeping your employees’ mental wellness in shape.

Maybe you have taken a positive stride in protecting your employees’ wellness by allowing them to take an extended leave for drug or alcohol addiction rehab. That’s a great thing--but have you considered your employees who will take on the responsibility of those on rehab or extended leave?

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Topics: HR, Culture

4 Tips for Implementing a Remote Work Policy Post Covid-19

Posted by Guest Post on Jul 28, 2020 10:43:50 AM

Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19, the demand for remote work was already growing.

Both business leaders and their employees discovered that remote work had many benefits and very few disadvantages. For instance, working remotely reduces the overheads that business owners need to pay for electricity and desk space.

Remote work also means that your employees can spend less time on their commute, and more time getting things done. It’s no wonder that 50% of the workforce is set to be operating remotely by the end of this year.

Now that a global pandemic has pushed countless companies to experiment with remote work, it seems certain that more flexible working policies will begin to appear. The question for today’s employers is how they can create a remote work policy that supports their team.

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Topics: Technology, Disaster Plan, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

Why Employee Wellness Programs Are More Important Than Ever

Posted by Guest Post on Jul 21, 2020 7:37:00 AM

The COVID-19 lockdowns have changed the face of small businesses and corporate America. Businesses have gone from the thought of their workers working remotely as “something we’ll implement someday” to “we have to do it now.” COVID-19 didn’t give them a choice. It was “do or die” for many if they wanted to remain in business.

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Topics: HR, Wellness

Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Veteran Employees

Posted by Guest Post on Jul 15, 2020 11:01:36 AM

One of the biggest obstacles for military veterans is finding meaningful employment after service. These highly trained individuals are required to make a dramatic shift in their terminology, practices, habits and expectations when entering the civilian workforce. Despite this, however, veterans can bring numerous benefits to your organization, including proven leadership and problem-solving skills, integrity, loyalty and a strong work ethic.

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Topics: Leadership, Recruiting, HR

How Technology Can Aid Talent Acquisition

Posted by Guest Post on Jun 3, 2020 1:22:19 PM

Today’s workplace, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is an increasingly digitally-dependent one. With a younger, more tech-savvy generation entering the workforce, companies are being pushed into digitizing the employee experience: starting first and foremost with how they recruit talent. The days of using cold calls, classifieds, and sifting through piles of resumes to acquire talent are long past — today, technology is changing the talent acquisition landscape. So what does technology-driven talent acquisition look like?

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Topics: Recruiting, Workforce Management, HR

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