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NYC Subways

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What Failing NYC Subways Mean for HR Managers

July 27th, 2017 Most Recent

If you live in New York City, you’ve probably been late to work recently. Your train got delayed, re-routed, or maybe it never showed up at all. By the time you rushed into the office, you felt flustered and annoyed. What a terrible way to start your day. Nobody wants to be late to work,…

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No qualified candidates

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500 Applications, Zero Qualified Candidates… What Do You Do?

July 19th, 2017

Have you ever posted a job listing online and gotten absolutely no qualified candidates? It happened to Allan Ripp, the head of a PR firm, and he wrote about it in a recent New York Times op-ed. He posted an ad in search of a PR account director on LinkedIn and Indeed.com, and received 500…

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Employee Onboarding

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11 Reasons Your Employee Onboarding Process Is Failing—and How to Fix It

July 11th, 2017

Employee onboarding is a pivotal process in the employment lifecycle, but it’s one of the most neglected. You spend a lot of energy scouting, vetting and interviewing new employees. You should spend just as much energy helping them succeed after they’re hired. Does your employee onboarding program suffer from one of these common problems? The…

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Company Culture

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Why You Should Hire Employees Who Don’t Fit Your Company Culture

July 5th, 2017

Imagine you’re a jewel thief leading a heist. You can choose between two teams of accomplices, Team A or Team B. Both teams have the highest level of skill and expertise. The only difference is, Team A has the same background, education, and upbringing as you, and you immediately connect on a personal level. Team…

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Company culture

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What TED Can Teach Employers About Company Culture

June 28th, 2017

We’ve all seen videos of TED talks—those inspiring speeches by great thinkers that blow your mind in 18 minutes or less. Not only is TED a clearinghouse for powerful ideas that change attitudes, lives and the world—it’s also a great place to work with a fantastic company culture. We spoke with Dana Viltz, TED’s Theater…

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News

What’s “Google for Jobs,” and What Do You Need to Know About It?

June 26th, 2017

On Tuesday, “Google launched Google for Jobs, a new initiative to help employers find better candidates and help job applicants find better jobs. What does this search tool mean for HR, hiring managers and recruiters? We tried out Google for Jobs so you don’t have to. Here are the pros and cons of Google for…

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

June 22nd, 2017

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 buys whole foods

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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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Best Practices

SoulCycle’s Director of Talent Talks Employee Engagement

May 30th, 2017

Sarah Kiernan is Director of Talent Relations at SoulCycle, the indoor cycling fitness phenomenon. SoulCycle is known for its avid consumer fan base, but its employees are equally evangelistic about the brand. As we will learn, there is a direct correlation between this evangelism and employee engagement at SoulCycle. We asked Sarah what makes SoulCycle…

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Trump’s Family Leave Plan: What Employers Need to Know

May 23rd, 2017

It was announced today that President Trump’s budget for 2018 will include paid family leave. Here’s everything HR and employers need to know. Basically, the proposed plan includes a provision for both mothers and fathers to be granted six weeks of paid leave following the birth—or adoption—of a child. This is quite a change from…

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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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News

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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