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3 Ways to Embrace Diversity at Your Organization

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 20, 2020 11:51:40 AM

According to The U.S. Transgender Survey, there are currently 1.4 million transgender American adults, and of this population, 33% wish to not be assigned to either the female or male gender and consider themselves gender-nonbinary.

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Topics: Employee Rights, HR, Culture

5 Ways to Show Compassion at Work

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 10, 2020 11:46:48 AM

When it comes to compassion in the workplace, some may cringe, as they believe that opening up and showing kindness or “friending” team members is a recipe for disaster and it’s best to keep work life and personal life separate.

But let’s face it- you spend 40+ hours a week with these people. Would a little compassion really be the worst thing?

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Culture

5 HR Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 27, 2020 2:52:51 PM

The new decade will bring new distractions for HR, but HR Gurus will need to maintain the focus on keeping the human in human resources and staying up to speed with the latest trends that cultivate culture, boost people productivity, and increase employee engagement.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

5 HR New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 6, 2020 11:34:14 AM

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to review your priorities and set goals for the year to come. For HR Gurus, this means going well beyond setting personal New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or eating healthy. It means reviewing people processes, recognizing weaknesses, and crafting a strategy for how to improve.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

Ghosting: The Workplace Disappearing Act

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 24, 2019 9:54:32 AM

ghost·ing

/ˈɡōstiNG/

Verb

  1. When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they're dating, with zero warning or notice before hand. You'll mostly see them avoiding friend's phone calls, social media, and avoiding them in public.

Ghosting has gone well beyond bad first tinder dates and has made its way into the workplace- and it’s on the rise. This year, the number of candidates and employees ghosting employers has increased by 10%. Pretty spooky, right?

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting, HR, Culture

Is Your Recruitment Process Millennial Friendly?

Posted by Guest Post on May 14, 2019 10:37:00 AM

Opinions and sentiments of the mass media and the general public about millennials are for some reason highly polarized.

Even when you try to google them, you’ll get a wide range of suggestions, starting from “millennials are lazy, narcissistic, broke, or even the worst” all the way to “millennials are hard working.”

You’re probably scratching your head worrying over the fact that you’ll have to hire those notorious job hoppers whose turnover costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion annually.   

The truth is that Generation Y has been much-maligned based on a number of generalizations and stereotypes.

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting, Technology, HR, Culture

Tabletop Team Building: How Board Games Can Improve Trust, Inspire Creativity, and Enhance Communication

Posted by Guest Post on May 3, 2019 9:40:25 AM

Looking for a team-building activity that everyone can enjoy? Board games might be just the ticket. Not only are they entertaining, but if you utilize them properly, they can vastly enhance your workplace, helping your employees better-enjoy one another’s company and improving a wide range of skills. Here’s why.

What do you think of when someone mentions ‘Dungeons & Dragons?’

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Culture

Is Your Organization Neurodiverse?

Posted by Leila Woolheater on Feb 14, 2019 8:27:00 AM

“Neurodiversity” is a newer term for what we instinctively sense: We don’t think alike and that’s good. Innovation in today’s Human Capital Management includes understanding neurodiversity in an effort to better engage employees and candidates.

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Topics: Guru Development, Recruiting, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

How Will Gen Z Change the Workplace as We Know It?

Posted by Guest Post on Dec 12, 2018 7:47:00 AM

The workplace and general office environment, whether we are aware of it or not, is always changing. New policies come into vogue and both political and social movements force either welcome or unwelcome change upon employees and owners alike, and HR specialists need to adapt to the demands and requests of a constantly changing staff.

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management, Culture

5 Ways to Grow a More Human Workplace

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 11, 2018 4:00:03 PM

With the prevalence of technology in the workplace, it seems that with each passing year employees are logged into the online world more and more. With email communications, cloud sharing, and the other great advancements we’ve made, people can go days or even weeks without having to talk to someone.

While there are immense benefits to technology, it’s important for organizations to not let technology take away the humanity and culture of a workplace environment. Here are five ways to grow a more human workplace and make the office more pleasant for everyone.

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Topics: Workforce Management, HR, Culture

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