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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 1

4 Predictions for HR and Talent Acquisition In 2019

The recruiting industry was in a constant state of change throughout 2018.

In the last 12 months, we faced an historically tight labor market, the initial impacts of Google’s entry into the talent acquisition space, and the gearing up for and the introduction of GDPR.
Additionally, new technology disrupted the industry daily with mobile, social, and AI leading the charge.

With the New Year fast approaching, let’s take a look back at some of the top recruitment news of 2018 and how key trends might transition into 2019.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 12

Has the College Degree Lost its Luster?

Employers Consider Alternative Ways to Vet Applicants

Education has long been the currency of work opportunities. Years spent in school translate to employment, with employers looking to college degrees as proof of potential, skill, commitment, and motivation.

Recently, though, it's become clear that the hiring exchange rate has some holes.

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HR Insights: Vol 7, Issue 11

4 Ways HR Can Leverage Positive Psychology at Work

How many of us love going to work? How many of us find joy in our work? The reality is we spend more than half our waking hours at work. How can we cultivate a state of positivity and wellbeing?

When you think about positive emotions, what comes to mind? Positive emotions can be high-energy states, such as joy or elevation or lower-energy states such as relaxation.

In the workplace, leaders can benefit from increasing positive emotions for several reasons.

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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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