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8 Tips for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Sep 20, 2022

Diversity and inclusion have become an integral part of attracting new talent. In fact, 76% of job seekers consider diversity to be a significant factor when evaluating potential employers. Writing inclusive job descriptions is no longer a choice if your company wants access to a larger talent pool.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Diversity

The Modern Manager's Guide to Virtual Onboarding

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Sep 8, 2022

Congrats on recruiting the perfect candidate for your remote role. However, the work is far from over. There’s still a crucial phase that will determine the immediate future of your company’s new remote employee: virtual onboarding.

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Topics: Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Employee Communications

8 Indicators of Potential Workplace Violence

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Aug 11, 2022

You just finished making yourself some coffee and are walking over to your desk when you suddenly hear a commotion. You and your colleague give each other puzzled looks and go find out what all the ruckus is about. You stare in disbelief at an enraged co-worker being dragged away by security!

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Topics: Human Resources, Workplace Safety, Burnout symptoms, Work burnout

4 Best HRIS Certifications in 2022 (And Why They Matter)

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Jul 21, 2022

A modern HR professional needs to be competent in the use of human resource information systems. This is a key requirement if you want to thrive in a data-driven world. While learning on the job is a great way to go about it, there’s one way you can expedite the process: getting an HRIS certification.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources

8 Components of a Successful HRIS Implementation

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Jul 6, 2022

You’ve spent a lot of time researching your options, interviewing stakeholders, and shortlisting HRIS vendors before making the final choice. After all that effort, you’ve finally decided on the best-fit solution to automate your core HR processes. But there’s still a major step left that can make or break this project: HRIS implementation.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources

What Is a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP)?

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Jun 23, 2022

Employers have been using defined contribution plans to attract and retain top talentsince the launch of 401(k)s in 1978. These plans transferred most of the risk involved with defined-benefit plans from the employers to the employees. The only problem? Managing a 401(k) comes with high administrative costs that most small businesses can’t afford. As a result, only 53% of workers at private companies with fewer than 100 employees have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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Topics: Small Business, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

People Analytics: An Essential Guide for HR Leaders

Posted by Muhammad Talha on May 27, 2022

HR was traditionally viewed through a narrow lens — a function that relied on intuition to make decisions with no real way of measuring their impact. The closest HR managers got to analytics was reporting on a handful of metrics, such as headcount, employee retention, and turnover. However, they rarely got involved in extracting insights for business leaders and driving company-wide decisions.

Today, analytics is at the center of HR. Known as people analytics, it’s what enables businesses to make informed strategic decisions about workforce and talent management. 73% of HR professionals say that people analytics will remain a top priority for their organizations until at least 2025, according to LinkedIn.

Your company will experience higher efficiency, happier employees, and better decision-making by relying on people analytics. More businesses are beginning to realize these benefits and are investing in analytics solutions to gain a competitive edge.

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Topics: Human Resources, People Analytics

5 HR Certifications to Level Up Your Career

Posted by Kelly Allen on Apr 25, 2022

Your work experience, accomplishments, and education largely define your career as a human resources professional. But a competitive certification tucked in your title and resume can go a long way in positioning yourself as a true expert and leader.

Earning human resources certifications will equip you with the latest knowledge and validate your skills. What’s more, it’ll likely result in a boost in pay — 31.6% to be exact, according to research by PayScale.As a bonus, you’ll get access to professional communities of like-minded individuals who share your values and goals.

Earning a professional certification for educational and networking reasons is commendable. However, the investment won’t pay off if you’re not careful when shortlisting programs. It’s vital that whatever certifications you pick align with your goals and are well-recognized in the industry. This roundup of the best HR certifications will provide a firm starting point for your research and your path toward human resources superstardom.

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Topics: Human Resources

PEO vs HCM Software

Posted by Amanda Ellis on Sep 30, 2021

No matter your role or function in a business, there never seems to be sufficient time and resources to accomplish everything you’d like to while operating at the highest possible level. But there are tools that can help. 

Human resources processes require significant thought, strategy, and time, whether you have five, 50, or 5,000 employees. And in today’s climate of companies competing for limited talent, you want your human resources practices to be smooth and effective, not only for you but for your team members, as well. Fortunately, many options are available for you to get the support you need to manage your workforce.

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Topics: Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

Employee Development in 2021

Posted by Stephanie Rieselman on May 7, 2021

In 2020, businesses were forced to abandon many of their strategic plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon after the virus made headlines worldwide, the focus became preventing the spread of the virus through the workforce, adjusting product and service distribution and delivery methods, and managing customer needs in a new environment of social distancing.

One of the initiatives that received little, if any, attention was employee development. For many organizations, training and development expenses were reduced and eliminated in some cases. Additionally, the demand on HR significantly increased as attention was directed toward safety protocols, COVID sick leave, furloughs, and layoffs. There was little time for traditional training and development in the immediacy of the tragedy unfolding one year ago.

With the vaccine rollout well underway in 2021, leaders are eyeing recovery with the goal of not only reaching 2019 performance levels but exceeding them. According to a LinkedIn Learning Report, one critical strategy to a successful recovery is to reprioritize employee professional development, which 94% of employees believe to be a reason for staying at a company longer.

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Topics: Human Resources

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