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How Many Clicks Does It Take To Fill Out Your Job Application?

How Many Clicks Does It Take To Fill Out Your Job Application

A candy commercial from the 1960s famously asked: “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” Recruiters and HR professionals need to answer a similar existential question: “How many clicks does it take to finally complete your job application?”

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Topics: HR Challenges, job description, Applicant Communication

6 Ways to Navigate the HR Headaches of the 2016 Holiday Season

6 Ways to Navigate the HR Headaches of the 2016 Holiday Season

Just one year ago, we invited our friend Jonathan Segal to host a webinar on "Avoiding the HR Headaches of the Holiday Season." But since the “joyous” headaches of the season are never ending, we invite you to check out these six key pieces of friendly advice that Jonathan offered during the call...

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Topics: HR Challenges, Holidays, HR Law

Ho, Ho, Ho! Seven Extra Employee Perks of the Holiday Season

Ho, Ho, Ho! Seven Extra Employee Perks of the Holiday Season

The holidays are a traditional time for employers to express gratitude to their employees and to recognize their efforts in a variety of ways. These actions can increase employee satisfaction and help retain top performers. Here are seven techniques companies are using to make the holiday season merrier for their workers:

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Topics: HR Challenges, Benefits, Holidays

What’s With All the Turnover? 4 Reasons Your Employees Are Quitting

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Employee job satisfaction has steadily decreased in recent years, from 86 percent of U.S. employees saying they were satisfied with their current jobs in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “turnover rates are likely to increase as employees now perceive an employment market that is more hospitable to job seekers.”

Voluntary turnover is an inevitable factor of nearly any HR organization, but employees may be leaving your company more often than you’d like to admit. SHRM has identified low job satisfaction is a strong link to high turnover rates—employees who are satisfied with their jobs tend to stay with their current employers, while those who are dissatisfied often look for new positions.

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Topics: HR Challenges, Employee Retention, employee turnover, job satisfaction

5 Ways to Get Your Boss on Board with Applicant Tracking Software

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For human resources (HR) professionals, implementing an applicant tracking system is a no-brainer. However, the people responsible for making that investment decision usually aren’t members of the frontline HR team. As a result, it’s often necessary to convince leaders at higher levels that adopting an applicant tracking solution is a good idea. You may find you have to persuade your immediate supervisor, as well as executives in your organization.

To help you out, we share five tips for selling applicant tracking to key decision-makers within your organization:

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Topics: Applicant Tracking Success, Applicant Tracking Software, HR Challenges

The Ultimate HR Productivity Hacks

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Does your to-do list get longer and longer every day? For growing companies, the hiring and recruiting tasks that are essential to finding the right talent seem like a never-ending list of to-dos. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for helpful tips and new ideas to increase productivity and empower you to get those essential things done.

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Topics: Recruiting, Hiring, Recruiting Best Practices, HR Challenges, HR Productivity

10 Hiring Challenges to Meet by 2015

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We know your job isn’t easy, and 2014 only brings more hiring challenges. You and your HR colleagues must be wondering …

  • Is my organization prepared to attract and hire top talent this year?
  • How will I expand my sourcing efforts to build a robust talent pool?
  • How will I increase speed of hire to win over the most qualified candidates?
  • Which HR tools will help or hinder my hiring processes?

These are some of the most critical questions you have to answer for your organization. Are you prepared to answer them?

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Topics: Hiring Trends, HR Challenges, hiring challenges

How Do I Build an HR Department for the Future?

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Getting a “seat at the table” has been coined for years as one of HR’s biggest struggles and opportunities to be seen as a strategic group within the organization. After exploring this issue for quite some time, many argue, “most human-resources professionals aren’t nearly there. They have no seat, and the table is locked inside a conference room to which they have no key. HR people are, for most practical purposes, neither strategic nor leaders,” wrote Keith Hammonds, former Fast Company deputy editor, in 2005. Many continue to challenge the tactical view of HR and suggest what HR can do to earn that seat at the table.

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Topics: Hiring, Applicant Tracking Software, Future of HR, HR Challenges

8 Ways to Manage Stress in the HR Environment

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We know your job is challenging. On top of all your hiring and recruiting responsibilities, you may be tasked with employee training, development and engagement as well. Let’s just say you have a lot on your plate and sometimes it may feel like the workload can get overwhelming.

Even though you strive to create a stress-free work environment for employees, you may find yourself stressed out when managing your many HR responsibilities. Here we share eight effective ways to manage that stress so you can focus on the essential HR processes that drive your business forward.

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Topics: Hiring, HR Challenges

Transparency, Trust, and the Candidate Experience – Is What They See, What They Get?

hyrell_blogimage_transparency_9-5-15The best relationships are built on trust – whether it’s employer/employee relationships or connections in your personal life. But from a Human Resources perspective, the relationship with employees begins long before you meet them. So how do you create trust with candidates before they step in the door for an interview?

One effective approach is to ensure that every step of the hiring process promotes transparency – every interaction that a candidate has, whether online or in person, should accurately represent what it’s like to work at your organization. Here are three ways to ensure that what applicants see is what they’ll get, if they join your team.

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Topics: Resumes, HR Challenges, Employee Retention

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