HR Insights

Offender Recidivism Is HR’s Problem

Hire an ex-con? Absolutely. “A record is only one data point,” says Rustin Tonn, exhorting his DisruptHR audience in Denver to, “Hire now. And quite pretending we don’t have responsibility.” Tonn, regional HR manager in Denver with Newgistics, doesn’t so much…

Is Your ATS Learning to Be Biased?

Sexism in the workplace has been an important topic this past year. The headlines abound —“Study: Women Valued for Physical Attractiveness” or “We Need More Women to Overcome the Sexist Tech Industry” — but this pervasive issue could soon be addressed, if…

7 Reasons Why Your Team Can’t Work as a Team

Everyone worships teams. But, the way most companies operate, is not helping. That’s why teamwork is sometimes an illusion. What happened to the US men’s basketball team in the 2004 Olympics took everyone by surprise. The “Dream Team” was humiliated by the…

Why Automating HR Technology Is Key to Keeping Up

For years, HR technology was used to support and manage mundane back office paper processes and to ensure HR regulations and payroll laws were being met. More recently these platforms have shifted focus to better support talent acquisition and retention….

What Pay Range Data Can and Can’t Tell You

Many pay surveys routinely collect and report salary range minimums, midpoints and maximums. This data can provide helpful context, but it is also at risk for being misapplied by practitioners who haven’t the training or experience to correctly interpret the…

Here’s How to Make 2018 the Year of HR

Human resource professionals had more than enough on their plates in 2017. Uber started off a year full of fails with the loss of over 400,000 customers after a massive price surge. The morale of the company sunk lower when…

How Stress Is Like a Glass of Water

How is stress like a glass of water? Whoever would have thought of comparing stress to a glass half full (or half empty, if you’re one of those people)? Virginia Czarnocki  did, and she used it to illustrate an important…