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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 10

Benefits and Risks of Using Social Media Data When Hiring

The rise of social media has created new opportunities and challenges in the workplace, affecting each and every department in different ways. The recruiting and HR departments are no exception, with businesses of all sizes increasingly looking to access candidates' social media profiles when shortlisting.

However, with great power comes great responsibility.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 9

Are You Suffering From Disappearing Candidates?

Question:

Potential employees are continuing to disappear while we’re in the middle of our recruiting process – what can I do about this ghosting phenomenon?

Answer:

Great question, and one that doesn’t have just one answer. For the various reasons that potential employees are ghosting, many of them may point to the image that you’re portraying as an employer online. In a world where we are inundated with different messages and forms of communication, what can you be doing to help yourself stand out from the crowd of employers on Indeed or ZipRecruiter?

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 8

Creating Digital Boundaries At Work

For all of our technological connectivity in the digital era, we have never felt so overwhelmed and fragmented as a society. We find ourselves stressed out by the size of our inboxes, by our social media feeds, by the tangle of wires on our nightstands.

So how can we begin to reverse this trend and bring humanity back into the workplace?

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 7

If You Want People to Respond, Tell a Good Story

A slight creaking sound could be heard as the room sat silent, waiting for the door to open. No one knew what to expect. Would lives be changed forever? Anxiety amongst the group continued to grow.

We've all found ourselves in this circumstance at some point in our life. As children, a teacher would enter the classroom. At work, the boss calls an impromptu all-hands-on-deck meeting.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 6

Silver Lining of an "Open" Vacation Policy

Employees like time off. According to an article in Harvard Business Review, flexible hours and vacations are the two most popular employee benefits after health insurance. If organizations want to remain competitive, they need to offer benefits that employees want. You would think that any benefit that gives employees more time off would be met with cheers and adoration.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 5

How Much Flexibility is Right for Your Organization?

Workplace flexibility – are you all in, not having it, or on the fence (but feel like you are being pulled down)? It’s no secret that the modern workforce values flexible work arrangements, but do employers have to conform to the wishes and demands of this younger generation? No. But, you might want to consider flexible work options if doing so can maximize employee performance, increase overall productivity, and decrease turnover, all while saving the company money.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 4

The One Truth Most Leaders Keep Quiet

While our lives and careers can often find themselves in predictable patterns–go to school, get a job, work hard, rise to the top–there’s one little secret that most leaders never like to talk about. It’s a reality that can make us feel vulnerable. But it shouldn’t.

What’s the secret? It’s this: we rose to our leadership positions because we were good at a certain skill, not because we were skilled at leading others.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 3

Make Your Job Postings Stand Out

For decades, posting a job opening was a relatively simple task. All a recruiter had to do was share the job description across the appropriate channels and candidates came pouring in. Today, the competition for talent is fierce and writing content to advertise a job opening requires a lot more finesse.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 2

Oops! I Hired the Wrong Person

Oops, you did it again. You know what I’m talking about. You made the wrong choice and hired the wrong person.

The new hire is flailing, your hiring manager is frustrated, HR is trying to ensure they stay long enough to not be a total loss, and the CFO is wondering if he can take the recruitment costs and lost productivity out of your budget.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 1

3 Predictions for Recruiting in 2018

Last year, my predictions for the top three recruiting trends of 2017 were new technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), a focus on workplace diversity, and talent rediscovery.

It turned out that 2017 was undeniably the year of AI.

What will the new year bring to the world of recruiting as the economy improves and unemployment dips to a 16-year low? Here are my top three predictions for 2018.

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