Job Candidate Survey

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A recent survey shows that the most important recruiting tool for companies is their career website. It is the most valuable resource for job candidates when they are looking at companies, more important than Facebook, Twitter, or any other marketing channels. Almost two-thirds of the job candidates contacted in the survey included it among their… Read more »

How to Attract Millennial Employees

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Millennials have been the focus of attention for some time. Businesses want to know what kind of employees they will be and what kind of customers as well. Naturally, being a younger generation, their skills, values and desires are different from older workers, such as the Baby Boomers. Millennials have garnered a reputation as being… Read more »

Avoiding Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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Religious discrimination claims are not among the most numerous types of complaints. In fact, they comprise only a small portion of claims brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But actual numbers can be deceiving because trends tell a different story. The trends show that religious discrimination claims are growing rapidly, faster than those for… Read more »

Rehiring Former Employees

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There is a phenomenon in human resources that is much more common today than in the past because of the changing nature of the workforce. It is the situation that occurs when a worker who has left a company reapplies to that company some time later. There is even a name for these people –… Read more »

How to do Holiday Greeting Cards

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Christmas is fast approaching. It’s time to get out those Christmas cards to your clients, customers, employees and other business partners. Sending cards is an opportunity to cement business relationships and show your appreciation. But to do that effectively, you need to give a little thought to the cards you choose. Here are some tips…. Read more »

How Employee Loyalty is Changing

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Although companies say they value loyalty, surveys are showing that loyalty among workers is dropping, and that the decline is part of a longer term trend. What Surveys Show More than half of managers polled recently said their employers are not as loyal as they were five years ago, according to a survey by the… Read more »

Alternatives to Arbitration in Labor Disputes

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When hiring a new employee, many companies today ask that he or she sign an arbitration agreement. This agreement stipulates that the employee and the company submit to an arbitration process if the employee brings any legal action against the employer. Many employers see this as a way to more quickly and cheaply resolve disputes… Read more »

How to Improve Financial Wellness Programs

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Some companies offer financial wellness programs for their employees. But these kinds of programs usually focus on planning for retirement and how to invest in order to get the most from your money. The problem is that many employees really are not concerned that much about retirement. They have more immediate financial concerns. So, if… Read more »

Should You Include a Salary Range in Job Descriptions?

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There are different opinions about the advisability of including a salary range in a job description, or going with something more vague, like “depends on experience.” But there is mounting evidence to show that including a salary range is actually a good idea, while there is not a lot of support for excluding it. You… Read more »

How Standing Increases Productivity

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An office innovation that has been gaining some attention is the standing desk. They are supposed to be better for your health, and the research appears to back that up. Standing desks help you to burn more calories. They also improve a person’s attention and cognitive processes. A new study has shown that they may… Read more »