Faces of HR: Beth Christensen on Moving the Needle Forward in DEI Recruiting

Like many of the HR professionals we profile, Beth Christensen also took a nontraditional route to the world of HR. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in marketing, Christensen took a job she thought would have her “wearing linen suits and devising strategies” and drove a delivery truck for Frito Lay. […]

HR Strategies for Ensuring Patient Data Privacy

According to an American Medical Association survey, “Nearly 75% of people are concerned about protecting the privacy of their health data.” It’s scary to think that the wrong person could get a hold of such personal information and misuse it. But it’s happened. Data breaches have affected millions of patients. Hence the hesitation to trust […]

Virtual Training for Onboarding: Engaging, Effective, and Secure Employee Integration

Susan’s two friends, Meg and Alex, have embarked on new job journeys, but their experiences couldn’t be more contrasting. Meg is facing a challenging start, expressing her dissatisfaction with a rough onboarding process and a lack of connection to the company. On the other hand, Alex is thriving in her new role, enthusiastically describing a […]

5 Tips for Giving Employees Gifts That Will Make a Difference This Holiday Season

The holiday season provides an opportunity for companies to express gratitude and appreciation to their employees and customers. It’s a time to end the year on a positive note, strengthen relationships, and lay the foundation for a promising new year. However, as the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.” A poorly chosen gift can […]

Proposed Harassment Guidance Broadens Employers’ Obligations Under EEO Law

On October 2, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published in the Federal Register its notice of proposed guidance on “Enforcement Guidance of Harassment in the Workplace.” The guidance incorporates updates reflecting current case law governing workplace harassment and addresses the proliferation of digital technology and how social media postings and other off-work […]

EntertainHR: Workplace Investigation Tactics Lead to the ‘Fall of the House of Usher’

Let’s say you’re the CEO of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals, a multi-billion-dollar company that’s been owned and operated by your family for generations. Your kids all lead their own, individual subsidiaries that you funded after they presented you with what was, in your judgment, a viable business concept and plan. The government is investigating the parent company […]

Psychological Safety in the Workplace

The concept of psychological safety has gained paramount importance in the modern workforce. It’s the bedrock upon which trust, engagement, and productivity thrive. Recent research from Wiley has shed light on some concerning disparities in this area, particularly between individual contributors and top-tier executives. Disparities in Perceived Safety: Wiley Report Insights According to the Wiley […]

5 Things to Avoid When Marketing to HR Professionals

With more than 190,000 HR professionals worldwide, attracting them is no easy feat. If you’re looking to sell your product to HR leaders, it’s critical to understand how they buy and why. HR decision-makers want products that help them hire and retain top talent. They want cost-effective HR technologies that will help them not only perfect […]

Unveiling the Hidden Job Market: Exploring Alternative Recruiting Channels

In today’s fiercely competitive job market, the quest for talent has evolved into a strategic battlefield for organizations across industries. Amid this intense competition, a hidden facet of the job market has gained prominence: the enigmatic realm known as the “hidden job market.” As studies reveal, a significant portion of job opportunities remain concealed from […]

The Evolution of Degree Inflation

In a previous post, we discussed degree inflation and how it often prevents employers from finding qualified applicants. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the background and history of degree inflation. Defining Degree Inflation Degree inflation, at its core, is the escalating demand for formal educational qualifications for jobs that traditionally haven’t required them. […]