Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

The Advantages of Diversity in a Workforce

When you interview for a job, you want to make sure the company is a good fit for you. Does the company share your values? Does it have an environment you would find conducive to doing your best work? An important part of that consideration is the people who work at the company. For many… Read More »

Turning Around the Hiring Process

In recruiting job candidates, companies today have technological advantages that were not available in the past. But even with these many and varied technological platforms, many companies still go about hiring in the same way – posting job descriptions and waiting for replies.Only today, businesses have many more places where they can post their job… Read More »

How to Handle a Background Check

Background checks on job applicants are common practice among employers. Generally, they don’t turn up anything. But things get a bit trickier if a background check does find something. How should you handle it? Situations like these need to be handled on a case by case basis, depending on a number of different factors, such… Read More »

Maintaining a Good Work-Life Balance at Your Company

To attract and retain high performing workers, companies need to provide a good work environment. One component of this is enabling employees to maintain a good work-life balance. But how do you know if your company is doing enough to ensure this balance, and whether workers are satisfied with the company’s efforts? To find out,… Read More »

How Job Description Length Affects Responses

Recent surveys have revealed some interesting information about the length of job descriptions and the applications that result from them. The surveys looked at a total of 400,000 job seekers and the 30,000 plus applications they submitted to companies using various electronic media during the course of their search. The study showed that there is… Read More »

Employee Loyalty and How to Keep It

It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that job loyalty isn’t what it used to be. Workers today are more interested in having a healthy work-life balance, rather than being consumed by ambition to climb the corporate ladder. Now that the economy is improving and unemployment has fallen a good… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Process Taking Too Long?

When companies go to hire, they obviously are looking for the best candidate they can find. But sometimes, their expectations rise a little too high, the hiring process takes too long, and as a result, these firms end up doing themselves more harm than good. They lose good candidates because they are taking too long.… Read More »

How to Prevent Job Burnout

Is your job getting to you? You may be suffering from job burnout and not even know it. It is something to take seriously because it can affect both your career and your health. Especially in today’s work environment, where employees are being asked to take on more and more responsibilities, dealing with increased stress… Read More »

How to Get More Done

Everyone in business is always looking for ways to increase productivity, and there is no shortage of ideas out there on how to do it. Here are a few ideas to add to the mix that you may be able to apply to your particular job. 1. Use Pareto’s Law Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian… Read More »

How to Gain the Respect of Employees

If you are a manager, gaining the respect of your employees is important. But, as the saying goes, respect needs to be earned. And earning it is more about your actions than your words. You earn respect when you do your job well; that is, when you employ good management techniques. Some of the things… Read More »