Future for HR Pros Looking Good, According to Survey

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It's very rare that during my daily search of HR happenings on the web, I find a survey that's worth its weight in gold in terms of its informational value. Lexis Nexis, and Xpert HR teamed up to carry-out such a survey.  HR Staffing, Costs and Structure Benchmarks 2013 Report, is a data powerhouse that… Full Article

Office Meetings: The Ultimate Productivity Killer

Office Meetings: The Ultimate Productivity Killer

A few weeks ago, in the post 7 Productivity Musts HR Pros Need to Know, I mentioned the need for HR pros and other executives to plan meetings strategically in order to be as productive as possible. Aside from planning meetings strategically, there are many other things you can do, or not do, to ensure…

The HR Pros Guide to an Affordable Care Act Approved Wellness Program

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By now, most HR pros have heard about, and undoubtedly prepared for, the changes that need to be made regarding the Affordable Care Act.  The ACA and Wellness Plans Though many executives are concerned about the costs associated with providing all employees with comprehensive health coverage, one oft overlooked money-saving aspect to ACA is the…

Developing the Four Cs in your Employees

The Buzz About the Four Cs In December of 2012, the American Management Association conducted a widely publicized survey regarding the US workforce's capacity in regards to the four Cs. Those four Cs of course, being critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. AMA's Critical Skills Survey was released in February of this year, and featured…

7 Productivity Musts HR Pros Need to Know

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Recently, I stumbled across an incredible must-see Slideshare presentation for HR pros, by Etienne Garbugli, titled  26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known at 20. In the presentation, Garbugli lays out twenty-six tips for harnessing and managing your productivity to maximum efficiency. Garbugli should know a thing or two about maximum productivity. At a relatively…

Why you Need to Get Started on Mobile Recruiting (If you Haven’t Already)

With even my grandma on a smartphone, it's pretty ridiculous for anyone to deny the need for every industry to institute mobile. HR and recruiting are no different. There's plenty of data supporting the assertion that mobile recruiting is a burgeoning practice, set for even more growth. If you're looking to get started on mobile…

Personal Benefits of Pursuing HR Certification

Personal Benefits of Pursuing HR Certification

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As most HR professionals already know, there are numerous reasons to obtain HR certification. The obvious reasons are money and career motivated, which is reason enough in itself. What, if any, other reasons are there for HR certification? From commitment to your career, to a desire to better learn your craft, I will propose several…

Infographic: 3 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged

Infographic: 3 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged

The good people over at Dale Carnegie and MSW, conducted a large study of over 1500 employees to find out what steps employers can take to keep their staff engaged, happy, and productive. The results are displayed in this majorly useful infographic, delves into profit lost due to unengaged employees, what engaged employees look like…

Why Company Culture and Recruitment Aren't Mutually Exclusive

A recent personal experience in my own employment, has led me to the all too important realization that company culture is a top priority for myself when considering a position. I doubt that I'm alone on that. For me, working with people whose ideas, and ethics I respect, trumps pay, and even the job I…