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The Special Connection Between Diversity and Inclusion


When dealing with diversity and inclusion, it’s easy for most organizations to measure their workplace composition to determine if their diversity efforts are on track. You can easily compare the number of men to women, how many visible minorities and people with disabilities represented, and if the age of your employees spans through several generations.

Looking at the definition of diversity, it is defined as: “The condition of having or being composed of differing elements; variety; the inclusion of different types of people such as people of different races or culture.”  Which is why most people think of diversity as a fair representation of men and women, national origins, religious beliefs, education and sexual orientation. Click here to read more.

2017 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The HR SOURCE will be at the 2017 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference in San Francisco on October-23-25. We will be at Booth 506. Come by to learn about our diversity services and the new tools we are implementing to help you create a truly diverse workforce. We hope to see you there.

For more information, go to https://conferences.shrm.org/diversity-conference

Why is Diversity and Inclusion a Wise Investment?


Most HR professionals know the importance of great “people”. They know that at the core of every successful organization there is a wide array of diverse and talented individuals. Yes, there is no doubt that great people can make an ordinary business, extraordinary.  Even in businesses where technology and automation have replaced most people, the old adage “when a company’s workplace culture thrives, so will its business.” is hard to ignore.  

To accomplish a thriving culture, many organizations turn to programs that foster diversity,  inclusion, trust and integrity. Yet diversity and inclusion objectives still remains a challenge for many organizations. Click here to read more.

The HR SOURCE Live – Jonathan Kestenbaum

Join us on October 5 at noon when we will be chatting with Jonathan Kestenbaum on HR Tech trends and the future of HR Tech.

Jonathan Kestenbaum is the Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education, and an entrepreneur and investor by trade. Jonathan has embodied an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, having started and run two successful businesses before the age of twenty-one. Jonathan is passionate about being on the cutting edge of innovation and capitalizing on industry trends. He currently spends his days managing TTL’s innovation lab and advising the recruitment technology companies of tomorrow. Click here to read more.

4 Plans You Need to Make for After the HR Technology Conference


We’ve been talking a lot about the 2017 HR Technology Conference and Expo that’s happening this October in Las Vegas. See our prior blogs on highlights of the event and how to make the most of it. One area many people overlook, however, is that what happens after the conference matters too. Contrary to the slogan, what happens in Vegas shout not stay in Vegas! You’ll learn all kinds of new tips and tricks and there will be things you want to follow up with once you’re back home. Before you head out to the event, keep these four things in mind, so you can follow up with things after. Click here to read more.

How to Make the Most of the 2017 HR Technology Conference & Expo

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In our prior blog, we talked a bit about the importance of attending the 2017 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. The annual event attracts thousands of people every year, making it the biggest HR tech expo in the world, so it is absolutely the place to be this October if youre an HR professional. With that said, youre also going to want to make the most of your time, whether this is your 1st trip out or your 20th. Click here to read more.

Top 4 Reasons You Belong at the 2017 HR Technology Conference

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The 2017 HR Technology Conference and Exposition is rapidly approaching. The event has been running for two decades now with the aim of helping HR professionals drive strategy and achieve organizational success through advancing technology. This year, it runs October 10-13 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are lots of great reasons to attend, but four of the primary ones are highlighted below.

1) Nearly 400 Exhibitors Will Be Present

Technology is readily advancing. Not only is it difficult to know whats out there to begin with, but it can also be a real challenge to understand how different products and services work, as well as how each one compares and contrasts with the next. Click here to read more.

7 Traits of a Perfectly Penned Job Description


Writing a job description is a bit like shining the
Bat Signal into the sky. If you do it well, your hero of a future employee may come swooping in from afar. If you do it poorly, youre sure to wind up with the Joker. Getting the right employees on your team always starts with attracting the right kind of talent for interviews, and that always begins with a job description with the traits outlined here.

1) It has a clear and refined list of your needs.

Click here to read more.

Join the Fight Against Homelessness and Poverty in D.C.

According to DC Poverty Demographics, one in ten residents live in extreme poverty or well below the poverty line, with the hardest hit being black District residents, female-headed households and Hispanic residents.

At The HR Source, we believe every D.C. resident should have a safe place to call home.  Years ago, we created a mandate to aid DC’s underserved and  over the years we’ve partnered with numerous organizations to increase awareness and raise funds to fight homelessness and poverty. And, now we are asking your help.

On Thursday, September 21st between 5:30 and 8:30pm, we are holding an extraordinary event called Bite Night, with proceeds going to two phenomenal D.C. Click here to read more.

Are You Thinking of Ditching Your Performance Reviews?


Why some firms are swapping a traditional annual review for continuous and/or peer-based performance evaluations.

Employee performance reviews are the time-honored method for evaluating employee performance and pay, but many companies are doing away with the concept as we know it. Are they brilliantly progressive or setting themselves up for disaster? Read on to find out whos doing it and why.

Traditional Performance Reviews Can Be Problematic

It started with big companies like IBM, Dell, and Microsoft making the switch. Now everyone from Deloitte to Gap is doing it. Click here to read more.