HR & Management Tips
The "Tells" That Workers Likely to Quit Give OffIt's accepted wisdom among managers -- and workers, too -- that when someone suddenly starts taking off work for "doctor appointments," taking long lunches, coming in late or, the gold standard, accidentally leaving a resume in the printer, they're job hunting.Read the rest of this entry »
There's some truth to that, though there are plenty of other explanations for all those behaviors. Even when they do mean someone is job hunting, by that time ...
It's Taking More Than a Month to Fill a JobThe time it takes to fill a job has declined significantly since hitting an all-time high of almost 30 working days in April 2016. In November, the most recent month available, the national average was 27.1 working days.Read the rest of this entry »
But that by no means implies recruiting talent is getting easier. As the monthly hiring report from the Society for Human Resources says, "Many HR professionals are still having challenges with ...
We're Planning to Get Fit and Job Hunt In 2017Losing weight and its companion, getting fit and healthy, are the two most common resolutions people make. They are, also, among the most common resolutions that get broken.Read the rest of this entry »
In fact, according to Statistic Brain, fewer than two-thirds of us who make any resolution at all keep them past the first month. Six months after New Year's Day, only 46% of the resolution makers have kept them.
It's easier ...
Planning to Hire Globally? Start the H-1B Process NowIn less than five months the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B visa applications. If that seems a long way off, immigration and labor experts say it's not.Read the rest of this entry »
For companies needing to hire workers with skills and backgrounds they can't find in the U.S., now is the time to begin the process, according to the VISANOW blog. The company specializes in consulting with ...
How the New President May Impact HRDonald Trump's election as America's next president has any number of implications from whom he will nominate for the Supreme Court vacancy to how the nation's foreign policy will change.Read the rest of this entry »
Far from exempt, HR professionals may well be among the first to see the effects of a Trump presidency. PayScale has a blog post discussing some of the implications for HR, particularly in the area of compensation ...
The Most Dangerous Email FeatureSpam is an annoyance, but the Reply All button may have caused more real pain than just about any other part of email.Read the rest of this entry »
Google is replete with accounts of disasters big and small, corporate and personal, that have occurred because someone hit that button in error. A Wall Street Journal blog post mentions one where a worker unflatteringly critiqued his colleagues, and another that brought all of Wells Fargo's ...
You One-on-Ones Should Be AwkwardFor your next one-on-one meeting, make it awkward.Read the rest of this entry »
Sounds crazy doesn't it? Most of us -- boss, employee, colleague -- make an effort to avoid awkward topics, which is exactly the point, says Mark Rabin, a VP at Facebook. When we do that, we waste the potential of the face-to-face meeting. Instead of talking about the tough stuff, we skirt around it or don't discuss it at all.
Recruiting Talent Has Become A Top PriorityEvery year LinkedIn polls thousands of corporate recruiting leaders worldwide on the state of their profession. Over the years, the survey has had some fairly predictable results: budgets have gone up and down, recruiting talent has grown progressively more difficult, and branding has become ever more prominent.Read the rest of this entry »
This year, the survey's results weren't so different from previous years. Except in one regard: 83% of the 4,000+ respondents ...
Employee Retention Could Be as Simple as “Thank You”,Top talent, particularly in the tech industry, remains increasingly difficult to attract, recruit, and retain. By one estimate, a third of a company's entire HR budget is spent recruiting and retaining these workers. Yet, they still leave.Read the rest of this entry »
A study by Appirio says there's a cheaper and easier way to hold on to your top talent, and, for that matter, all talent: teach your managers the value of saying ...
How Many of These Office Types Do You Know?Everyone has workplace friends. OK, maybe not the cranky fridge mom, or the weird quite guy in the mailroom, but the rest of us have these pals, close acquaintances, go-to associates -- call them what you like.Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that these connections fall into eight universal categories? That's what The New York Times discovered when a few employees there asked each other about the people they work with.