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5 Things HR Pros Should Be Doing Instead of Admin Work

June 10, 2019 at 07:44 PM

HR professionals at small and mid-sized businesses are drowning in paperwork and repetitive administrative tasks. What they should be doing instead is looking for opportunities to automate so they can focus on the important stuff, like strategic business-building activities. Generally, HR resources at small businesses are limited. The full scope of administrative tasks like hiring, onboarding, benefits management, and time tracking often falls to just one person — on top of ...

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5 Things Everyone in the Workforce Needs to Know About Medicare

June 13, 2019 at 06:27 PM

Employers and employees may be at odds with regard to how old is too old to be working. According to a 2018 report by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, employers see age 70 as the cutoff, whereas employees cited 75 as a solid retirement age. No matter your personal opinions, the reality is there are hundreds of thousands of workers ages 70, 75, and

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#ZohoRecruitChat Roundup: the Candidate Experience, the Rise of the Machines, and the Future of Recruiting

June 13, 2019 at 03:56 PM

Yesterday, applicant tracking system Zoho Recruit sponsored a fascinating tweetchat on recruiting in the age of artificial intelligence and automation. Participants included our own CEO Miles Jennings (@milesj), as well as other industry ...

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What Civilian Organizations Can Learn From the Military About Flexible Work

June 10, 2019 at 06:49 PM

The world of work is changing rapidly, and an employer's desire — as well as its capacity— to keep pace may affect its ability to retain quality employees. Flexible work arrangements are becoming more common, with more than half of employers offering some type of flexible option to workers, according to SHRM. Moreover, SHRM also found that 55 percent of employees cite workplace flexibility ...

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The 5 Skills Every Recruiter Needs to Master

June 10, 2019 at 05:29 PM

Recruiters are the beginning of every great team. They scour talent pools to find organizations the perfect A players according to the company's needs. Without a stellar team of recruiters, you wouldn't have the top-level executives, leaders, and employees your organization depends on to succeed. In today's world, being a recruiter is one of the hardest jobs out there. There are

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How to Keep Your Job If You Have to You Go to Rehab: Understanding the FMLA

June 14, 2019 at 01:16 PM

Contrary to the common stereotype of the strung-out addict living under a highway overpass, drug and alcohol addiction more often than not afflict full-time members of America's workforce. In fact, most adults with substance use disorders in this country are employed full-time, according to a 2014 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The more accurate profile of ...

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A Surefire Way to Lose the Candidates You Want: Going Slow When You Should Go Fast

June 12, 2019 at 01:20 PM

It's a situation that plays out thousands of time each day in the corporate world. It goes something like this: Hiring Manager: Hi, Rick. It's Debra Jones. I'm calling to say I'm disappointed we have not seen any new candidates from you in a while. We need to get somebody ASAP! Recruiter: Hi, Debra. I'm glad you called. I've been wanting to follow up from the call I placed to you last week on the two candidates, ...

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The Negative Impact That Growing Up Digital Has Had on Communication

June 6, 2019 at 03:13 PM

Millennials have a stronger connection with technology than any previous generation. It makes sense that they would: They grew up alongside the internet and smartphones. Experts in all things digital, millennials have certain advantages when it comes to adopting and deploying the latest workplace technologies to drive results. However, the millennial affinity for technology may also be the source of what many deem to be this generation's greatest weakness:

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Escaping the Cult of Busy: You Don't Have to Sacrifice Your Well-Being to Be Successful

June 6, 2019 at 04:08 PM

"Thirty hours of working and still going strong," the young copywriter typed and then went back to work. Within hours, she would lapse into a coma and die soon after. That final tweet rang out loudly to those who study workplace trends. Working all hours of the night has become a point of pride for many, but the consequences of such practices may be more severe ...

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3 Innocent Ways You Put Your Employees in Danger

June 4, 2019 at 07:08 PM

Today, workplace cultures are inundated with alcohol. Coworking spaces offer "perks" like beer on tap, companies tout flashy open-bar holiday parties, and bosses reward direct reports with happy hours and free drinks. Workplace drinking has become the norm. However, there's a darker side to the growing acceptance of alcohol as a common workplace occurrence. Alcohol is the most regularly used addictive substance in America. With 1 out of every 12 adults ...

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