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Why People Analytics Matter

People Analytics

The term “people analytics” sounds like some kitschy buzzword that’ll be here today and gone tomorrow. But in reality, people analytics — using data about human behavior, relationships and traits to make business decisions — is here to stay. From process, to culture to overall strategy, the trendy method is driving a full-on transformation in … Continue reading Why People Analytics Matter

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What Employees Think About Your Dress Code

Infographic Dress Code

As the workforce gets more and more casual, the dress code will continue to be a topic that garners a great deal of healthy debate. A recent salary.com survey offers some insight into what employees really think about workplace guidelines around attire. Click here to download the PDF.

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5 Characters Who Would Be Fired for Their Work Clothes in Real Life

5 Characters

They say the clothes make the man, and in the case of these 5 TV icons, truer words were never spoken. Here are 5 characters who would probably get a bright pink slip for their work attire in real life. Mimi Bobeck on “The Drew Carey Show” Every office has one. You know — that … Continue reading 5 Characters Who Would Be Fired for Their Work Clothes in Real Life

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Consultant or full-timer: Which is most cost-effective?

Consultant vs Full Time

Consultants are a great option if you need specialized talent in a hurry, but their hourly rates may leave you with severe sticker shock. Don’t be fooled, though — after you factor in overhead costs like insurance and administrative needs, hiring someone full-time to do the same job will likely be even more expensive. Click … Continue reading Consultant or full-timer: Which is most cost-effective?

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Recruiting in 2019: Trends to Watch

Recruiting Trends

2018 is almost over, and most hiring has likely been tabled until the top of the new year. But when things ramp up in 2019, there are a few workforce trends that may impact your recruiting efforts. Here are 10 trends you should keep on your radar. #1: Job hunters are mobile. These days, Instagram … Continue reading Recruiting in 2019: Trends to Watch

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HR and Virtual Reality

HR and Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is blazing hot at the moment, and its popularity will likely only grow in the coming years. In fact, a 2017 study found that 82% of all Americans are at least somewhat interested in the concept. But what does that mean for HR, and how can leaders harness the growing interest in … Continue reading HR and Virtual Reality

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15 Common Applicant Fibs

15 Common Applicant Fibs

Maybe it’s not an outright lie, but it’s not the whole truth, either. Job hunters have always fibbed a little to make themselves look better to hiring managers, and their fibs are pretty predictable. Here are 15 of the most common to watch out for. I’m an expert at Microsoft Excel. I led [insert project … Continue reading 15 Common Applicant Fibs

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Social Media: The Productivity Killer

Social Media Killer

A little time on Facebook during the workday won’t hurt, right? Wrong! Despite common wisdom, research shows that time spent on the platform can prove to be a real drag on productivity. Click here to download the PDF.

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Social Media Fails that Got People Fired

Social Media Fail

As we all know, employers aren’t just looking at candidates’ criminal backgrounds anymore to determine a good fit. Companies want the whole picture, and nothing captures a better portrait than social media. But if misused, social sharing sites could spell disaster for employees. Here are a few of the most unforgettable social media fails that … Continue reading Social Media Fails that Got People Fired

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5 Ways Candidates Try to Beat the System

5 Ways Job Candidates Try to Beat Background Checks

From drug testing to work history, some candidates really believe they can pull one over on potential employers and hide the unseemly elements of they’re past. News flash: they can’t! But here are the top 5 ways deceptive candidates try to game employers anyway. 1. They intentionally omit an unfavorable employment experience. Maybe they were … Continue reading 5 Ways Candidates Try to Beat the System

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