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Travis Kalanick, King of HR Fails, Finally Ousted from Uber

June 22nd, 2017 Most Recent

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced his resignation yesterday after two board members arrived at his Chicago hotel room with a list of demands from shareholders. The surprising thing isn’t that Kalanick resigned—it’s that it didn’t happen sooner. Uber’s company culture has been a minefield from the beginning, even though the business is as booming as…

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Recruitment

What Job Seekers Really Think About Your Company

June 20th, 2017

64% of job seekers research a company after viewing a job posting, but before submitting an application. What they see online is a deciding factor in whether they apply for your job, or keep looking. Is your company a scandal magnet, underpaying and overworking employees, with out-of-control management and a culture of discrimination? Or is…

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Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods, Get Ready to Fight for Talent

June 16th, 2017

It was announced today that Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods in a whopping $13.7 billion deal. Though it has faced some recent challenges, the grocery store chain has approximately 460 stores and earned a healthy $16 billion in the last fiscal year, says The New York Times. It seems like the perfect buy for Amazon,…

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Recruitment

33 Ways to Attract Passive Job Seekers

June 15th, 2017

Passive job seeker candidates aren’t actively looking for work. They might be happily employed, freelancing, or taking care of the kids. These “not looking!” candidates are a treasure trove of talent and skills, but employers and recruiters have to work twice as hard to get their attention. Here are 33 things you can do to…

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2 Million Grads Just Entered the Workforce. Are You Ready?

June 13th, 2017

Almost two million college students will graduate in 2017 and enter the job market, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. With a historically low unemployment rate of 4.4%, these millennial workers are in high demand. Does your company know how to entice them? What do 2017 grads really want in their first job?…

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Recruitment

Find Your Next Great Hire at the Tony Awards

June 8th, 2017

The Tony Awards are Sunday, June 11, and the folks gathered inside Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway might just be your next great hires. That’s because “theatre people” make fantastic employees in any industry—from media to marketing, and beyond. We talked with Elizabeth Kandel, Director of Marketing at Roundabout Theatre…

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Tesla, Uber, Apple Make HR Headlines

June 6th, 2017

HR made headlines this past week, as big-name tech companies made big staffing changes. Here’s what you need to know: Tesla’s Dangerous Factory Leads to Fired HR VP Following damning accusations of labor violations and unsafe conditions, Tesla has ousted its VP of HR, Arnnon Geshuri. The auto manufacturer’s Fremont, CA factory has a serious…

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Reverse Performance Reviews

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Develop Better Talent with Reverse Performance Reviews

May 16th, 2017

Employee performance evaluations are quickly becoming a relic of the past. Studies show that annual reviews are inefficient, ineffective and don’t lead to employee growth. And, let’s face it, nobody—managers or talent—likes to do them. Fortunately, there’s a better way to improve employee productivity and satisfaction within your company. It’s called reverse performance reviews. Reverse…

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3 “Yuge” HR Mistakes the White House Made Firing James Comey

May 16th, 2017

The White House fired F.B.I. Director James Comey last week, and it was one of the worst HR mistakes we’ve ever seen. While I won’t delve into any of the political aspects of his tenure, I wanted to focus more on the firing of the FBI director can be a lesson for HR managers. If…

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American Health Care Act AHCA

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How the New Health Care Bill (AHCA) Will Affect Employee Benefits

May 8th, 2017

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, a bill that would essentially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While the bill, in its current form, is unlikely to become law without significant revision, it does have a major impact on HR and employee benefits…

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Hr managers can learn from handmaids tale

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What HR Managers Can Learn from The Handmaid’s Tale

May 3rd, 2017

Hulu’s new series, The Handmaid’s Tale, paints a picture of a not-so-distant dystopia where women are stripped of all agency by a fascist regime. Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the story is timely and relevant to HR managers — in fact, the show is designed to feel like it’s taking place in…

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Employer Branding

Recruitment

6 Ways Employer Branding Benefits Your Hiring Process

April 26th, 2017

Employer branding has made its way into a lot of news stories these days – brands screwing it up—big time. United Airlines injured a passenger as they dragged him off a plane. Uber was racked with sexual harassment accusations. And Pepsi made a commercial so tone deaf, it became fodder for late night comedy. These…

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Interviews

How to Interview Designers (Even If You Know Nothing About Design)

April 18th, 2017

It’s intimidating to interview designers, especially if you don’t know much about design. What questions do you ask? How do you judge the answers? How do you effectively evaluate a creative person if you don’t consider yourself a “creative”? 1. Get familiar with good design As a non-designer, it’s important to first familiarize yourself with…

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Trends

Top 10 HR Mistakes Every Employer Makes (But Shouldn’t)

April 11th, 2017

The admin and HR departments of most companies are what builds and maintains the standards of a business. If the HR department is not organized and lacks major attention to detail, it could be detrimental to the future of your business. As your company grows, so should your HR department and the rules and guidelines…

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How HR Can Increase Employee Happiness in One Hour a Week

April 3rd, 2017

Only a few years ago, all it took to keep employees “happy” was an office ping pong table and a kitchen full of free snacks. But those perks aren’t cutting it anymore. Workers want more meaningful perks that directly improve their quality of life. Fortunately, you can increase your employee happiness quotient in just an…

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Recruitment

3 Places to Find Great Talent for Your Ad Agency

March 28th, 2017

Ad agencies are always on the lookout for new talent—creatives, account executives, project managers, you name it. But where do you look when you’ve exhausted all of your usual recruiting methods? When job boards, social media and recruiting events aren’t bringing in the right candidate, here are three new places to look. In-house agencies What…

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Human Resources Trends

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8 Human Resources Trends You Have to Know About – Part Two

March 21st, 2017

The world is constantly changing, and so is the way we do business. Last week we published our first part of important human resources trends to watch, here are eight more trends HR professionals can expect to see in the coming year. Loyalty Uptick It’s a time of uncertainty for our country, and workers may…

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HR Trends

Trends

8 HR Trends You Have to Know About – Part One

March 15th, 2017

The world is constantly changing, and so is the way we do business. Here are some HR trends you can expect to see in the coming year. Business Does Politics In the past couple of years, politically neutral companies have found themselves forced into taking public positions. A few examples: Sixty tech CEOs signed a…

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Diverse job

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Use Twitter to Find and Hire More Diverse Job Candidates

March 7th, 2017

McKinsey reports that companies “in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” In other words, fostering a more inclusive workplace isn’t just the right thing to do, it also improves your business. If your company is looking for to find,…

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Job Descriptions

The One Thing Nonprofits Can Do to Improve Their Job Descriptions Today

February 28th, 2017

When your nonprofit is hiring, it’s easy to get caught up in the minutiae of the position description. The responsibilities, the daily tasks, the desired skills and experience—you could spend hours outlining what the job entails and the kind of person you’re looking for. But there’s something even more important to focus on. Nonprofits attract…

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