Webinars

Getting Started with a more Strategic HR

FREE TLNT WEBINAR:  Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

For some time now, HR has been called upon to become “more strategic” or to be a “strategic partner” for the business. But what does it actually mean and how on earth do you get there from here? If those are questions you’re familiar with, this webinar is a great place to start.

Transforming your role or your team to be more strategic takes time and effort, and of course the tactical day job doesn’t pause while you figure it out. This webinar will cover the components you’ll need to start building your strategic plan today, and how you can tackle the issue without letting the ball drop on the work that you have to get done right now.

Join our free webinar on Thursday, June 18 for tips and tools that will get you started on creating a strategic program for your HR team.

Our speaker, Cris Neuman, will share her experience in leading all aspects of HR and provide practical help for HR professionals who want to become more strategic but also have to manage the ongoing tactical demands of any busy HR team.

Who should attend?

If your boss keeps asking you when you’re going to get to the strategic stuff, you won’t want to miss this webinar! Join us on Thursday, June 18.

The webinar will fill up fast. Register for free to reserve your seat now.

Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar, and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day.

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/xyeom1u1ijm0&eom

Sponsored by:  SilkRoad

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

What Do You Do When Job Candidates Ask About the Background Check?

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Most job candidates will have many questions for an employer throughout the hiring process — including questions about the employment background check.

Do you have the answers?

Ultimately, knowing these answers benefits you, your company, and the candidates. Being transparent throughout the hiring process as a whole, and especially during the background screening process greatly affects your candidate experience. Read more…

Benefits, Culture

6 Ways Your Organization Can Support a “Culture of Health”

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Most organizations are striving to help their employees improve their health and well-being.

While intuitively, this makes sense – healthier employees are certainly happier and more productive – it’s also a sound strategy from a business perspective.

A recent study from Limeade and Quantum Workplace shows that when employees believe their employer cares about their health and well-being, they are: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Survey: Hiring Managers Doing More Candidate Trolling on Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

I read different surveys about social media and hiring and the numbers vary greatly.

For every survey that indicates that employers are not using social media to vet candidates, you get the one I read last night from CareerBuilder.com, which reports that “52 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up significantly from 43 percent last year and 39 percent in 2013.” Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Good Look Into Referrals and Why You Must Treat Candidates Right

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There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about the “candidate experience,” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE).

There are lots of opinions about whether ensuring that candidates for hire have a high quality experience is meaningful. Some think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But I think most believe treating candidates like consumers is smart business. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

David Letterman’s Retirement Signals the Great Boomer Workforce Exodus

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When asked by The New York Times to describe his impending retirement, David Letterman called it “a good solid punch to the head.”

After taping 6,000 episodes of “Late Night” over a 33-year career (three years more than his mentor, Johnny Carson), his analogy could not be more fitting – retirement is always a figurative punch to the head, both to the retiree and the organization losing them. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

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Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded.

Here are eight (8) signs you and your organization may be stuck in a talent time warp: Read more…

HR Management, Legal Issues

Some 58,000 Reasons Telework Could Be a Reasonable Accommodation

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By Eric B. Meyer

Telework is among the array of possible reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act that may enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Now, as a federal appellate court confirmed last month, there are situations in which telework is not a reasonable accommodation; namely, where attendance and face time are essential functions of the job. But, other times, telecommuting may be just what the doctor ordered.

When employers try to play the role of doctor, well, that’s when problems ensue. Read more…

HR Technology

Tech Insights: The Importance of Data Scientists in HR Technology

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Data scientists are becoming important in HR technology.

I had thought the big thing about SimplyHired was that they were good at scouring the web for job openings and putting them in one place. However, to a large extent it competes on the quality of the search engine they offer job seekers.

The quality of that search depends on their data scientists figuring out the intent of someone’s search. Read more…

Benefits, HR Management

Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

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As technology continues to improve, the world seems to be getting smaller.

More and more businesses are becoming international, whether it’s about doing business with or employing folks in other countries. One of the practices that always jumps out to me when working with international companies is how they handle maternity leave.

One of my international partners recently had a baby girl. Had she lived in the U.S. she would have most likely been out a few weeks (maybe less) and chances are she would have used up all of her vacation time, and might have been lucky enough to have Short Term Disability Insurance to cover a percentage of her pay. Read more…