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Here’s What You Need In a People Analytics Leader

You need the right People Analytics Leader in order to build an effective and strategic people analytics function. This person is the key evangelist and visionary for data-driven decision making, and ensures the use of people analytics always delivers values to the business.

The Power of Communication

The power of communication is a fantastic thing. Reflect upon a recent conversation with someone that went great. The one whereas you walked away you felt like you had a clear image or purpose from what was discussed. The chances are that person was a great communicator. Maybe they told a great story or painted

When the Future Arrives, What Role Will HR Have?

The future is scary when you have no idea what’s coming — but that doesn’t mean companies and their human resources teams are powerless in preparing themselves. It’s time for HR departments to play a key role in not only predicting the future, but also actively moving their business in the direction it needs to

What Should You Look for in a Hire?

Competencies have become the building blocks to determining success in an open role. When you identify competencies that are required for success in critical roles within your organization, you create a higher likelihood of job fit and success. Additionally, the chances of retaining that employee, due to their increased fit to the role increases and

Fixing the Talent Shortage: Drop the College Degree Requirement

After serving their country and gaining valuable experience in the process, many of our nation’s veterans still struggle to find jobs when they return home. Veterans without college degrees are often overlooked for high skill jobs. Companies should consider veterans’ experiences to be as valuable as a college degree and prioritize technical, leadership, and critical

Five Productivity Hacks to Save Every Recruiter Time

Recruiters know that time is a precious resource. Time with hiring partners and candidates is invaluable to achieve hiring success. But the many variables we juggle — changing requirements, shifting timelines and candidates’ busy schedules — can easily eat up that time. Simplifying applications, improving your processes and leveraging technology to help automate the repetitive

Jobiak Is Here to Get Your Postings on Google for Jobs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know Google for Jobs is a big deal. By sending job seekers directly to openings from Google’s search results instead of, say, the homepage of a job board, the world’s most popular search engine has changed how everyone — job boards and direct

What Do You Say If Your Contractor Wants to Be Paid In Bitcoin?

Note: The use of cryptocurrencies — a digital or virtual currency — is far from common, though interest is growing particularly among digital sophisticates concerned about financial transaction security and privacy. As companies increase their hiring of remote independent contractors, requests to be paid in one or another of the cryptocurrencies is not unheard of.

The IRS announces savings adjustments

The IRS annually adjusts the maximum amounts that employees can save in their 401(k) plans. This chart (borrowed from SHRM) shows the defined contribution plan changes.   Defined Contribution Plan Limits 2019 2018 Change Maximum employee elective deferral* $19,000 $18,500 +$500 Employee catch-up contribution (if age 50 or older by year-end)** $6,000 $6,000 No change

It’s No Longer About Getting a Seat at the Table. Tomorrow’s CHROs Need to Lead Business Change

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health generates some $19 billion in annual revenues and employs about 50,000 people across the nation. The healthcare company serves 50 million people in all 50 states. Highmark’s diversified portfolio includes businesses in health insurance, healthcare delivery, retail eyewear, and dental solutions. Like many companies today, Highmark Health has embarked on a broad

5 Advantages to An Onboarding Learning Program

When bringing new talent into the fold, most employers tend to focus on paperwork and how quickly the employee can become productive.  Bu with 30% of new hires quitting in 6 months, changing how you onboard makes smart economic sense. Investing in customized, effective training at this point can improve your odds of retaining the

5 Tips for Studying in Preparation for the SHRM Certification Exam

Join us on 12/6/18 for a webinar on how to prepare for the SHRM certification exam. Click here to register.  When you’re preparing to study for both the SHRM Certification exams, it’s important to… Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Sourcing Lesson Number 1

Do you feel like we have spent a lot of time speaking about technology lately? As I reflect on my career and some of what I have experienced I have tried to think about the habits that I have formed that have served me well.

Want to Hire Faster? Eliminate These 3 Obstacles

Many organizations are struggling to fill open positions. It takes them weeks or months to fill just one job. The skills shortage often gets the blame. Because there are more jobs than people to fill them, leaders have come to expect that hiring will be a time-consuming challenge.

What’s Your Type? How the Myers-Briggs Became a Business Favorite

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been widely used for decades to assess personality. But there is very little, if any, science behind it. Merve Emre, associate professor of English at the University of Oxford and fellow at Worcester College, delves into the story behind the test with her new book, The Personality Brokers: The Strange History

ZipRecruiter Adds 3 Heavy Hitters to Board of Directors

In an arms race that features the likes of deep-pocketed Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Indeed, and others, ZipRecruiter isn’t throwing in the towel. It’s sponsoring the most popular podcast in the world, getting serious about mobile, and raising a truckload of cash, to name a few.

12 Ways to Keep Passive Candidates Alive

What happens when a passive lead expressing interest completely disappears? Say you completed a sourcing session and contacted the perfect profile. Within a day they’ve contacted you back expressing interest and maybe now, they’ve stopped responding to InMails or emails, and you don’t know what do to about it.

Something Personal for Veteran’s Day

Note from Ben: my wonderful wife, Melanie, recently wrote this as a personal tribute and “thank you” to those veterans closest to our family. She’s taken to doing more writing of late to share personal stories with our kids both now and in the future, and I am always touched by the words she crafts

3 Ways to Regain Control of Your Day

You may have great instincts — a knack for spotting talent, a drive for self-improvement, and a talent for empowering people — but unless you can get your priorities in order, you’re not likely to be much help to anyone, much less yourself. With incessant demands on our time and attention, it’s not easy beating the distractions coming at