HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 7

Considerations for Rehiring Employees

Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization.

Whether it’s a response to the tight employment market or seasonal employment rehiring, former employees are becoming more common. Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization, especially if they were strong contributors. You could save time and money since they are familiar with your business, and you do not need to provide them with the in-depth training required for onboarding new employees. A former employee also might have worked elsewhere since leaving your organization, which can be an opportunity to bring new skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas to your workplace.

There are also legal implications and potential liabilities to consider.

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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 6

Engagement is Really Just Connection

The modern workplace suffers from a false sense of connectivity.

The modern workplace is disconnected. Although the Internet and social media give us a sense of connectivity, we’re more disconnected than ever before. Employees send emails (or texts) to people that sit a couple of desks away instead of just walking over to chat. Leaders have no idea what people are working on, much less what their individual goals and dreams are. Employees would rather work remotely because they don’t enjoy the office atmosphere. And we’re seeing lower morale and wellbeing in the workplace worldwide than ever before.

Not only does this disconnection lower each individual’s happiness, it can also lower innovation, teamwork, collaboration, passion, enthusiasm and ultimately bottom-line business results. So, what’s the answer?

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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 5

5 Alternatives to Pay Raises to Engage Employees

Often, it takes more than a bigger paycheck to keep employee engagement up.

While making more money is a good motivator, it should not be the end-all when it comes to encouraging your employees to be more engaged. If you think that a bigger paycheck is the only way to achieve higher engagement levels, consider these five alternatives.

1. Focus on Overall Wellbeing

Given that only half of employees think wellbeing is a strong part of their organization’s culture, there is definitely room for improvement. In addition to the more obvious perks like PTO, employees need a more holistic vision to corporate wellbeing initiatives, including a focus on physical, emotional, social, and financial needs. Put practices into place now that both acknowledges these needs and considers each of them equally.

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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 4

Using Mindfulness to Infinitely Increase Your Capacity at Work

Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness, but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful

What can you do to take control of your nervous system when your schedule feels jam-packed, you work in an open office, and there are dings and whistles from your phones and emails all day? Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness, but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful. Aren’t you using your mind all the time?

The answer? Meditate my friend.

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to this moment without judgment, and is cultivated from a daily meditation practice. A few deep belly breaths and we bring more oxygen to our brain, our heart rate calms down, we let go of thoughts of the past or future, and we bring our full self to the moment and our work.

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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 3

Tips for When a Key Employee Moves to a Competitor

As with most things in life, you should hope for the best but plan for the worst

In the event that a valued employee leaves to join a competitor. This article contains some helpful tips to keep in mind following such a move by a key employee.

I. Stay On Good Terms With The Former Employee Whenever Possible

Once your employee announces that he or she is making the jump to a competitor, ending the relationship on amicable terms can benefit you down the road. It may very well turn out that the employee’s experience and knowledge of past or ongoing projects become critical to the resolution of a future problem or dispute. For that reason, among many others, it is better to remain civil despite the negative feelings that frequently percolate in these kinds of situations.

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HR Insights: Vol 8, Issue 2

8 Tips on Making the Job Description Stand Out

A few short and simple tweaks can have a powerful impact.

Nowadays, the majority of job descriptions look the same. They have the same structure and use the same phrases as if HR professionals had read the same manual, “How to write a job description.” Therefore, it’s not surprising if they get the same, unsatisfying results.

Fortunately, there are some ways you can enrich and enhance your job description to make it stand out.

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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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