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California Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans

Private-sector California employers might soon be able to establish a voluntary preference for hiring military veterans regardless of when the veterans served, thanks to a bill that recently passed the state assembly.The veterans' hiring preference currently in use is limited to Vietnam-era veterans and only immunizes employers from gender discrimination claims. ...




The Millennial 'Try Before You Buy' Job Hunt Boosts Work-Life Balance

The “on-demand” workforce has significantly increased over the last two years. Giving way to more and more freelancers, who now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce, and that number is expected to grow. Largely made popular by companies like Uber and Instacart, the “on-demand” workforce has continued to penetrate other markets, including on-demand placement of temporary workers through companies like BlueCrew. ...




9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. ...




7 Things to Consider When Your Employee Asks to Move Teams

Employees rotating to a different team within the organization happens often. Here's how to determine if it's the right move.
Internal transfers are not a new phenomenon. Employees rotating to a different team within the organization happens often; however, it’s not always easy for managers to tell whether or not it’s the right move. ...




The Link Between Diversity and Innovation

A recent survey suggests that nearly everyone believes that cultivating diversity in the workplace is critical for driving innovation.
Reinforcement of the ConceptA little over 1 year ago, we published a similar article with similar findings that seem to have been reinforced by this more recent survey. ...




Convince Your Organization to Join the Competency Club

Do any of the following statements describe you?
 

You have a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential and are engaged in continuous learning and development in anticipation of recertifying.
You are registered for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and are studying to prepare for it. ...




New Hires Skip Out When the Role Doesn’t Meet Expectations

An employer is most likely to lose newly recruited employees when their job is not what they anticipated, according to a new survey.Nearly all (90 percent) of the 1,817 executives polled in a recent survey by the Futurestep division of HR consulting, executive search and recruitment firm Korn Ferry said that new-hire retention is an issue for their organization. ...




How HR Pros Can Boost Their Brand to Build Their Careers

As a recruiter, you understand how important it is for job seekers to have a strong online presence—so invest time in building a brand of your own.
As an HR professional, you no doubt know that social hiring is now the norm. Only 4 percent of recruiters do not use social media sites such as LinkedIn to source and assess candidates, according to the results of recruiting platform Jobvite’s most recent Recruiter Nation Survey. ...




This One Interview Question We All Dread

At the end of a job interview when they ask the inevitable, ‘So, do you have any questions?’ Make sure you have prepared some good questions. After all, a job interview is a two-way conversation. If the interviewer has questions for the candidate, then even the candidate might have questions regarding the company. ...




Workplace wellbeing - in the hands of technology

A quarter of professionals are currently feeling unhappy with their work-life balance, according to recent research, indicating that the pressures of working life are becoming too much for millions of employees across the country. With such a high percentage of employees struggling to cope with the ‘always on’ working culture, it isn’t surprising that the total number of working days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety was 11. ...