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HR Reports and Analytics Senior Leaders Are Looking For

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Analytics has become a power player in companies across the U.S.  No longer can a company get through the day without pulling up some type of statistic or information that’s based on current or previous analytics. When evaluating a department or a company you’re hiring for, analytics is there to prove the benefits. Senior leaders are looking for information that proves the overall effectiveness of human resources departments. One of the hardest things to justify is a department that doesn’t necessarily make companies money. For the past decade, human resources departments have been trying to prove their worth and value to leaders in their organizations. If you’re struggling to provide this information to the leadership withi [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Management Positions

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Putting someone in charge of your business can be a daunting task, but if you’re the owner of a small business and you cannot be there during every open hour, you’ll need to hire someone! Here is a breakdown of what to look for and how to hire a great manager, no matter what level you’re looking for. Hourly Management Hourly management is most common in retail locations, and a good manager will have experience in a similar organization. 55% of hourly employees are found through referral networks of current employees and managers. Your best bet may be to look internally and promote from within. This not only encourages employees to work and perform at their peak at all times, but it lets you put someone other workers know [...]
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Guide to Certification in the HR Industry

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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In a very competitive market, job seekers hope that getting certified in their industry will better their chances at getting their dream job.  Even for recruiters, earning certifications can provide the kind of professional skill endorsement that can boost your standing with clients and employers.  As in all industries, obtaining HR certifications costs time and money, as well as effort. But taking Continuing Education programs and getting certified can help you keep up with the rapidly changing HR industry. For those new to the HR profession, we’ve come up with a short guide to understanding the basics behind certification in the HR industry. The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) currently offers several different ce [...]
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What to Look for When Hiring a Social Media Specialist

Posted by Eric Friedman

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In 2011, the Social Media Specialist became the top job in demand. Most of these jobs were never thought of or even existed only five years before. According to Social Media Influence, job listings for social media positions has increased nearly 600% in the last five years. And according to a survey conducted by CMO.com, Internet skills are now the most sought-after abilities in social media and marketing hires. The demand for these jobs is at an all-time high and continues to grow rapidly every year. How exactly do you hire for this position? With everyone calling themselves a “social media expert,” it’s hard to figure out who exactly is an expert and who really knows what they’re doing. Here are a few things to look for whe [...]
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Are HR Professionals Losing Touch in Today’s High-Tech Environment?

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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In an era when technology reigns supreme and HR professionals are constantly communicating via email, social media, and other online networks, is there a point where we say that all HR professionals are losing the human touch? Does the daily routine of sourcing candidates all across the Internet hurt our “soft” skill set and make us unable to communicate effectively offline? In my opinion, they don’t. As easy as it is to hide behind the iron curtain of your computer monitor, I believe that human resource professionals have yet to lose that human touch. But the danger is there, so it’s important to understand why human touch and interaction is indispensable in the HR industry. Here are a few reasons why this type of connection i [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Retail Positions

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Hiring and recruiting for retail positions can be a daunting task. We are all consumers in one way or another and have faced long lines and rude employees at our local retailer’s. In order to have the most efficiently run business you can, your employees must be rated highly. If they are, customers will take notice and keep coming back over and over because of the excellent customer service they receive. So, how do recruiters hire specifically within the retail industry? I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to look for when trying to find your next employee. Staff Fluctuations: One of the major challenges that recruiters face when hiring for the retail industry is the high level of staff fluctuation and turnover rates. Acco [...]
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Employee’s Benefits Considered Better Than a Pay Raise

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Aside from things like cultural fit, location, and management, job seekers name pay as the most important thing when accepting a job. College graduates are told time and time again to look at specific benefits that a company is offering aside from pay before making their choice. It’s probably safe to say that a very high percentage of graduates look only at pay and don’t care about added benefits, but looking long term, they really should. In an effort to persuade the newly college graduate that pay isn’t the only thing that should be taken into account I have come up with a list of benefits that are considered better than an actual pay raise. Even if you aren’t a new college graduate and you’re looking at a career change, [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Accounting & Financial Positions

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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According to The Intersect Group, 58% of CFOs indicated that they have had difficulty when trying to fill open accounting and financial positions. As employers search out the perfect candidate, they have found that most don’t have the specialized skill set that the company requires. Hiring managers and others in charge of recruiting this type of talent often become frustrated because of their detailed needs in a candidate. Most accounting and finance professionals today are specializing in specific marketable skill sets instead of the more generalized focus that some companies are looking to hire. As one of the most regulated industries in the United States, the accounting and financial field requires candidates with not only the ski [...]
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