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Using the Power of Predictive Analytics

How does your HR department make key decisions? Your personal experience? Cold, hard data? An educated guess? Gut feeling? All of the above?  Making major HR decisions is difficult. There are countless dependencies and variables, especially when you’re unsure what the future holds. That’s why ...

Aligning with the C-Suite Agenda

If your CEO’s Gmail calendar looks more like a colorful bar graph than a few simple meetings, it can be difficult to capture and retain their attention. Your “C-suite” (CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, CMOs, CFOs, etc.) have a lot of responsibility placed on their shoulders and are likely involved in many key ...

The Three Key Phrases for a Smarter Adoption of AI

Like so many other rapidly modernizing professions, HR is undergoing a massive transformation from the advent of AI-assisted technology. When used properly, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) can be a powerful and valuable assistant, one that can automate tedious and ...

A Recession in 2020? Here’s What the Experts Say, and How You Can Prep for It

With the upcoming decade bringing new benefit opportunities, open enrollment, and brand new positions, the future looks bright for businesses of every size and sector. But as the world looks to 2020 and beyond, some finance experts say the next decade won’t be all smooth sailing.  While ...

How to Handle Pay-History Inquiries – The Right Way

We’ve all been there. You’ve gotten deep into the job interview process, and then you’re face-to-face with the awkward question: would you share your previous salary? Whether the question rears its head in a digital application or during initial in-persons, none of us like answering it. Many ...

Expansion of the Remote Workforce

According to one Cision study, more than 50% of the working works from home at least half of the week. Remote work is exploding in popularity, expanding by 91% over the last ten years and 159% over the last 12 years. Thanks to ever-evolving digital and cloud-based technology, employees can ...

Sabbaticals Can Benefit Employees and Employers

While many employees may be dreaming of a short summer vacation, others could have a longer block of time off in mind. Sabbaticals, whether paid or unpaid, are extended breaks from work without leaving a position. A sabbatical gives an employee the opportunity to take time to travel, spend time ...

Bringing Design Thinking to HR

Across industries, design thinking has continued its rise in popularity. At its core, design thinking is about centering people in the creation of products. Whatever you’re designing, whether a process or a tool, connecting your work to the people who will use it makes a better solution. As HR ...

Ready to Spark Joy in Your Office?

The hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has set off a wave of house organization, purging, and general tidying. Many thrift stores and donation centers report being overwhelmed with bags and boxes of items recently filling American’s homes. What, though, of the workplace? Should a ...

A Not-So-Quiet Little Problem

There are places where you expect things to be noisy, such as a rock concert, and places where you expect it to be quiet, like an office. And while nobody likes being “shushed,” there are few things more annoying than trying to work when someone else is talking in the background. The ‘80s music ...