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The 2018 Human Resources Trends To Keep On Your Radar

Written by Josh Millet

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(This article originally appeared on Forbes, through the Forbes Human Resources Council, where HR executives across all industries offer leadership advice and insights.)

 

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How to Attract Out of Town Talent

Written by Emily Peirce

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When trying to attract job applicants, casting a wider net increases your chances of finding the right person for the job.  Luckily, advances in technology have made it easier than ever for your job posts to reach a truly widespread audience beyond your local area.  However, there are a few considerations you should make if you want to start attracting out of town talent. 

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Hiring for Soft Skills? Test for Them.

Written by Emily Peirce

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Recently, employers have become increasingly interested in evaluating their candidates’ soft skills.  Soft skills are those somewhat indefinable personal attributes that enable people to work with others and perform their jobs effectively.  Qualities like flexibility, problem-solving ability, and overall work ethic are just a few examples of soft skills, and it intuitively makes sense that employers are interested in them. 

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Gen Z

Written by Emily Peirce

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Millennials rejoice!  There’s a new kid on the block that’s just starting to enter the workforce, and its name is Generation Z.  Gen Z, as it’s more commonly called, is the generation succeeding Millennials, and it represents people born between the mid-1990s and the early-2010s.  Though the group is still quite young, there’s a lot of research and speculation about what’s in store when they hit the workforce.  So, what have we already seen from Gen Z-- and what can we expect for their future?

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How to Reduce Involuntary Turnover

Written by Emily Peirce

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Employers spend a lot of time and energy trying to reduce employee turnover.  This often means making large investments in their workers and their company culture in the effort to retain top talent.  But what happens when you’re the one asking your employees to leave?  When an employee is terminated, rather than leaving of their own volition, it’s called involuntary turnover.  This process can not only be emotionally taxing but also financially costly, since it takes a lot of time and money to screen, interview, hire, and train a new employee to take that person’s place.  In fact, the U.S. Department of labor estimates the cost of a bad hire at 30% of an employee’s first year salary.  However, although bad hires may seem like an inevitability, there are measures you can take to reduce your rate of involuntary turnover.   

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How Pre-Employment Tests Help You Hire Great Salespeople

Written by Emily Peirce

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When it comes to managing a sales team, it’s no secret that a poor performer can impact your bottom line.  So when you’re ready to hire, it’s important that you look for candidates with both the ability to do the job and the personality to be comfortable in a sales role.  There are obviously a lot of factors that go into making someone a good salesperson, and pre-employment testing is one great tool that can help highlight candidates with the qualities associated with success in the role.

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Next Year, Resolve to Get Better at Hiring

Written by Emily Peirce

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The new year is just around the corner, and that means now is the perfect time to get a jumpstart on your organization’s New Year’s resolutions.  The last quarter of the year can usher in a bit of a lull for a lot of industries, and usually as business slows, so does hiring.  So, as Q4 winds down and you begin ramping up for Q1, now is a great time to plan your hiring strategy for the coming year.

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The Secret to Successful Seasonal Hires

Written by Emily Peirce

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‘Tis the season for seasonal hiring, and retailers across the country are swelling their employee ranks in anticipation of the holiday rush.  No matter how many people you’re looking to add to your team, it’s never a bad idea to reassess your hiring process to try to avoid some of the pitfalls of holiday hiring.

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5 Tips for Cultivating a Remote Workforce

Written by Emily Peirce

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Though it may seem like an emerging trend, working from home isn’t a brand new idea.  As early as the 1970s, remote work has been the promise of the future.  With a Gallup poll finding that 43% of American workers did some or all of their work from home in 2016, it seems the future is now.  

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The Dangers of a Toxic Hire

Written by Emily Peirce

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Everyone knows the cost of a bad hire can be high in terms of time spent hiring and training. But what about a toxic employee?  These truly bad hires can have much wider effects on the company, beyond the immediate impact on your hiring process.  Here are a few ways toxic hires can negatively impact your company.

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