Tips for Employers

Top 5 Reasons to Attend SHRM17 in New Orleans

As the world’s largest HR professional society, The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has organized an amazing HR conference in vibrant New Orleans on June 18 to June 21. Visit SHRM17 Annual Conference for more information.

Although there are numerous reasons to attend the SHRM17 Annual Conference, here are the Top 5 reasons you should be there this weekend.

  • Expert HR Advice

This year’s lineup of speakers is next to none. You’ll hear from business leaders, strategists, practitioners and like minded HR professionals who will provide you with fresh insight, proven-to-work HR fundamentals, as well as ground-breaking new systems to improve your practices and reshape your business. Click here to read more.

The Importance of Training, Development and Recertification


There’s no doubt that training and development programs help employees shape the direction of their careers.  Yet for a several reasons, many companies fail to create programs to help employees upgrade or acquire new skills. Sometimes it’s due to bureaucracy, other times training and development is an afterthought. Either way, if you are not giving employees an opportunity to better themselves, your talent may eventually leave for greener pastures.

5 Reasons to Provide Training and Development Programs to Your Employees:

  1. Training Supports Succession Planning
    By providing ongoing training, your employees are able to develop the necessary leadership and decision making skills needed for more senior roles.
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recruitDC Spring 2017 Review

Last week, we went to recruitDC to learn more tricks and trends of recruiting and talent acquisition. This was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before. For people who are wondering if recruiting is dead … no it’s not!

Here are some key takeaways from the recuitDC event:

What is Recruiting?

You would think that “recruiting” would be easily defined, but there is dissention among professionals on what recruiting is. The morning keynote, Perri Chase, says recruiting is NOT sales & marketing, but a partnership that involves both sides (employer and candidate). Click here to read more.

4 Simple Hacks to Help You Find the “Best” Candidates

While we all have a different idea of who the best candidate for our positions is, the path to locating him or her is remarkably similar across all industries. If your recruiting efforts have left you feeling like youre in search of a unicorn, make use of these tips to ease your search.

1) Clearly Define What You Want in Your Job Description

For some, this is a very tricky task. Theres often the temptation to overload a description with wants, rather than needs, or to leave it too vague, in the hopes that more people will respond. Click here to read more.

4 Powerful Ways to Use Networking to Boost Recruiting


As HR professionals, were always looking for the right candidates and keeping tabs on who might be a good fit for upcoming positions. This simple technique makes recruiting much easier, but there are lots more ways to use networking to help you stay ahead of the hiring game. Heres a quick look at four things you should be doing now.

1. Connect, Don’t Just Like

Were all on social media by now- so much that companies like Facebook have changed up algorithms and people only see a fraction of activity on their walls. Click here to read more.

5 Essential Tools Your Diversity Plan Needs Today

Weve been talking a lot about workplace diversity lately and exploring why its important as well as how to create an inclusive environment. Its something were very passionate about and have seen the benefits of diverse environments time and time again. If you havent seen our previous blogs, be sure to check them out. This time around, were focusing on showing you a bit about how to create your own diversity toolkit, so your company gets the edge it needs. Click here to read more.

What HR Professionals Can Learn From Trump’s First 100 Days


April 29 marks President Trumps 100th day in office, and the media has not been shy to scrutinize his time, as well as his output. Moreover, just as we review our employees after a certain amount of time on the job, Trump is getting his first job review, too.

Only 35% of People Think Trump is Doing Good or Great

According to a recent poll, almost three-fourths of the population isnt thrilled with Trumps progress so far. A total of 45% of people think hes done a poor job, while about 19% say fair. Click here to read more.

If Your Team Doesn’t Have Thought Diversity; Here’s How to Fix It


In the business world, we want the best of the best on our teams. No matter what niche or industry you serve, the goal is always to find the brightest, most-educated, well-rounded individual you can who fits within your hiring budget. If youve read our prior blogs or have a strong background in HR, you may try to cultivate a diverse team as well. Perhaps you change up your hiring strategy or make sure youre pulling new employees from different demographic backgrounds whenever possible. This is what HR professionals do, like clockwork. Click here to read more.

Religious Diversity in the Workplace: What We’re Missing


As HR professionals, creating a workplace culture that centers on inclusion of all types is imperative, whether that refers to race, religion, gender, or any other protected group. This isn’t simply to protect our companies from lawsuits, although it certainly helps in this respect, but rather, time and time again, studies have shown that employers that make diversity a priority are simply better. Their employees are happier. They have better profit margins. They connect with their customers more. Even still, America is not doing particularly well when creating environments that welcome people of any religion, according to data from the EEOC. Click here to read more.

3 Things Your Office is Getting Wrong About LGBT Inclusion


Just over a decade ago, the Clinton administration announced its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The aim of it was to prevent LGBT discrimination in the military, but the policy was poorly designed and didn’t change the culture in the military. In fact, it made it seem as if being part of the LGBT community was something to be ashamed about. People were told they couldn’t talk about their own lives and their family. The United States has come a long way since then. Partners have access to healthcare, many insurance companies are including gender reassignment coverage, and Americans very loudly demanded equal marriage rights. Click here to read more.