HR Disaster Tips

November 27, 2017

2017 has been a very costly year for natural disasters.  Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have torn a noticeable chunk out of the American economy this year. One estimate is that the two storms will knock a full percentage point off of economic growth this year, knocking projected GDP growth from 3.8 percent to 2.8 percent. […]

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21 Great HR Quotes

November 7, 2017

1.) “Human Resources Isn’t A Thing We Do. It’s The Thing That Runs Our Business.” ― Steve Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas 2.) “You Can’t Teach Employees To Smile. They Have To Smile Before You Hire Them.” ―Arte Nathan, Wynn Las Vegas 3.) “I Hire People Brighter Than Me And Then I Get Out Of Their Way.” ―Lee Iacocca, Ford 4.) “We recruit […]

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People lie on resumes. It’s a sad but true fact: The Society for Human Resources Management estimates that as many as half of resumes contain at least one material misrepresentation. A survey from First Advantage, a background screening and analytics firm, found that one applicant in four is willing to lie on a resume in […]

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  The potential costs to businesses of employees’ financial stress spilling over into the workplace has been widely studied and documented: Nearly a third of workers find themselves distracted by personal financial issues while on the job, and over half of these people say they would be more productive at work were it not for […]

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Presenteeism costs are murder on businesses. Recent studies indicate that presenteeism – the result of employees coming in to work when they are sick or distracted and therefore less productive – costs employers as much as 10 times that of absenteeism. And when it comes to presenteeism as a result of a debilitating and highly […]

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Looking to do some recruiting? Job fairs are a proven winner for many companies. They’re a brand-builder, for one thing – and they present the opportunity for both the employer and job seeker to sniff each other out before anyone invests a lot of time in filling out applications, rewriting resumes and interviewing a potential […]

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The market for top talent is tough… and employers nationwide are being forced to up their compensation game. According to the recently released Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2017 Employee Benefits Report, one out of every three employers increased overall benefit offerings within the last 12 months. Only 6 percent of employers reported they […]

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The official unemployment rate is now at 4.3 percent – the lowest the benchmark jobs rating has been since mid-2007. Which means employers nationwide have been having to hire and promote against a stiffer marketplace for talent. Nearly across the board, employers are being forced to sweeten pay and benefits packages and work-life balance arrangements for […]

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Looking to recruit and retain top talent? You’re gonna need a bigger benefits package – and health insurance and a competitive retirement plan need to be at the top of that list. That’s the word from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The 2017 EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey reported the following: […]

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