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Beyond Human Resources: 4 Ways to Improve Human Capital Management

August 8, 2017

Beyond Human Resources: 4 Ways to Improve Human Capital Management

Human resources departments play a complex and dynamic role in businesses, but their primary responsibility is what's known as "human capital management" (HCM). According to Gartner, HCM is a "set of practices related to people resource management," specifically in the categories of workforce acquisition, management and optimization. HCM is applicable to any organization, but it's especially important for companies with "knowledge workers," where the business's most critical asset is its people...

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14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

August 3, 2017

14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject. Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by. After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their workforce, or their applicant pool, without asking them directly. So we decided to do just that...

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This tool lets you see what your exiting employees are thinking

July 18, 2017

This tool lets you see what your exiting employees are thinking

Human resources departments may want to take a look at this new software from contemporary career transition services provider, RiseSmart. The company announced that today its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, RiseSmart Insight is now available in Canada. The platform allows organizations to collect exiting employee sentiment and gather insight into the organization’s brand via those employees...

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A 5-Minute Phone Call Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

July 18, 2017

A 5-Minute Phone Call Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

Make the most of your reference check by talking with a candidate's co-workers. This is how you can get more information out of them. When employers think of a reference check, they often consider just one person: the job candidate's former boss. Worse, some employers skip looking into a candidate's background altogether...

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Virtual Career Coaching: Is it the secret to job placement success?

July 14, 2017

Virtual Career Coaching: Is it the secret to job placement success?

A RiseSmart Study of 7,400 jobseekers found that within one year of being laid off, only 28% of these job seekers landed a new role without career coaching. According to this study, career coaches are the key to success for many job seekers. It makes sense that while employed, most people people spend their time perfecting the skills associated with their current roles and becoming experts in their fields -- not necessarily staying current with job search trends and best practices. Career coaches, on the other hand, are the experts on job search best practices. Their professional advice helps even the most accomplished and respected executives develop their interviewing skills and make informed job search and career decisions. Career coaches do more than simply review resumes, they are agents of behavioral change and experts at providing strategic guidance and support...

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HR Works: Strengthen Your Employer Brand by Offering Outplacement Services

July 13, 2017

HR Works: Strengthen Your Employer Brand by Offering Outplacement Services

PODCAST: Organizations are spending more and more time focusing on conveying their employer brand when recruiting candidates—generally, these efforts are intended to give potential candidates insights into company culture, as well as what they might expect in their day-to-day experience at the company. But one area that employers may overlook when crafting and projecting their brand is how they treat their people post-employment—that is, upon and after termination...

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Do companies screen candidates based on poor criteria?

June 29, 2017

Do companies screen candidates based on poor criteria?

Most companies spend a great deal of time developing job descriptions that cover the requirements of each job. Things like work experience, educational level and technology knowledge are all standard elements that appear on job descriptions. These criteria are then transferred to job advertisements, with the idea that qualified candidates will take the time to apply...

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Your Startup Can Recover From A Scandal: 5 Steps Executives Can Take To Mend Their Reputations

June 26, 2017

Your Startup Can Recover From A Scandal: 5 Steps Executives Can Take To Mend Their Reputations

In recent news, there have been many cases of executives losing their jobs due to controversy at their company. Just this week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned amid a growing crisis at the transportation start-up. His exodus follows that of several other top executives at the company in recent months. The members of the executive staff at Uber aren’t the first to find themselves under fire in the last year. In April, the CEO of United faced controversy when a passenger was taken off an overbooked flight, Wells Fargo and its executive continue to come under fire for modifying mortgages without authorization and other illegal practices, and Volkswagen was asked to pay fines for not following guidelines for emissions tests...

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The Five Most Important Things To Do During Your Summer Internship

June 8, 2017

The Five Most Important Things To Do During Your Summer Internship

You scored a summer internship, but maybe it’s not as exciting as you’d hoped. Filing, data entry, and coffee runs may not seem like meaningful work, but it’s possible to turn the experience into something rewarding. More than three-quarters of recruiters say that past work experience is more important than a college major for entry-level candidates, and 70% of college seniors agree that internship experience is more valuable than their college GPA when applying for a job, according to a study by talent acquisition software provider iCIMS.

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Having Trouble Retaining Entry-Level Employees? The Problem Might Be How You Hire

June 8, 2017

Having Trouble Retaining Entry-Level Employees? The Problem Might Be How You Hire

According to new research from the Rockefeller Foundation and Edelman Intelligence, finding, hiring, and retaining entry-level talent has become a challenge for many organizations. Although 97 percent of employers say entry-level jobs are important to their business performance, 43 percent of them are having trouble sourcing candidates to fill these roles. Where’s the disconnect?

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