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The complete guide to hybrid work models: How to find the right one for your organization

Long after most companies have reopened their offices in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work structures are still going strong.  In fact, a McKinsey survey of 100 executives found that nine out of ten organizations will combine remote and on-site work in the long term.[1] But building a remote team – even one that’s only partially remote – isn’t easy. To make it work, you need to find the right hybrid work model to suit your company’s needs.  Then, you need to implement it in a

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How to create an employment contract plus templates

You’ve reviewed resumes, conducted interviews, and run your pre-employment testing to find the perfect person for the job. The next task? Crafting a legally compliant employment contract.  Employment contracts are an excellent way to protect the rights of both the employer and employee, ensuring a smooth employment relationship. However, you must prepare these documents properly to be fair to the employee, or you risk having an unenforceable contract, which could lead to costly legal conflicts. 

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What is a contract of employment?

Many HR managers wonder whether to onboard a new hire with a handshake, an offer letter, or a formal employment contract. Employment contracts benefit some hires, but they aren’t always necessary. Moreover, they often include confusing legal jargon that can intimidate anyone not well-versed in US contract law.  Should you offer your new hire a contract of employment? Making the wrong choice can jeopardize your employment relationship before it begins. When you decide an employment contract is th

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Maximizing multi-rater feedback: 5 tips for managers

Giving timely and constructive feedback to your employees is essential for building a high-performing workforce. However, relying solely on spontaneous or manager-led feedback can cause the feedback to feel one-dimensional, biased, or even counterproductive. Feedback that feels unfair or uninformed can demotivate employees or erode their trust in managers. To prevent this, you should use a comprehensive feedback approach like multi-rater feedback. This feedback style uses multiple feedback chann

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What does Ban the Box mean and why is it important?

Ban the Box laws prohibit employers from asking about criminal convictions and arrests on job applications. These laws vary from state to state, across counties and cities, so it can be tricky to know exactly what to do to comply. It's also a rapidly changing area of law, with considerable efforts being made to pass legislation on a national scale. You can face hefty fines if you have unfair hiring practices that violate any Ban the Box requirements. This guide explores what Ban the Box means f

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Human resource director: Roles, responsibilities, and outlook

Have you reached the point in your human resources career where you're ready to take the next step and be a great leader? If so, then it might be time to start thinking about how to become a human resources director. If you're ready for more responsibility and want to have more influence over what you do, how you do it, and make an impact, then an HR director position could be the perfect role for you. You may have many questions about what it means to be the director of a human resources depart

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Talent assessments: The definitive guide [including 28 proven use cases for hiring success]

Securing great talent is one of the highest priorities for HR professionals. Great candidates fuel your company, lead to better outcomes, and become your organization’s future leaders. You need a reliable way to get great candidates – and it’s best if it’s also efficient and affordable. Talent assessments are one of the top talent acquisition strategies in modern recruitment. They boost diversity, improve time-to-hire, and reduce total mis-hires. A study by SHRM found that 78% of HR professional

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Learning and development: How to leverage this talent acquisition strategy and attract motivated candidates

Learning and development matters to workers.  When surveyed, 94% of employees say they would stay in their roles longer if their employers invested in their careers, making learning and development a major factor in employee retention.[1] But did you know that promoting employee learning and development is a great way to bring in new hires? For millennials, 59% say that opportunities to learn and grow are a major motivation when they apply for jobs. And 87% consider professional or career growth

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Diverse candidates: How to leverage this talent acquisition strategy and build an inclusive team

Far too many companies treat diversity like a trend or a corporate “checkbox.” However, many organizations don’t try to do this. They’re just trying their best to provide equal opportunities and enhance their workforces. Even so, these diversity targets often end up failing, with little to no added diversity after each hiring initiative. But hiring diverse candidates is more than just targets. It’s about building a culture of inclusivity and designing a recruitment process that gets them through

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Unleash employee potential with these personal professional development examples

Being an employee in a factory 50 years ago often meant that you worked that same job and had the same skills for 15 to 20 years. Because day-to-day activities didn’t change a lot over the years, most employees didn’t actively invest in developing new skills.  Today’s market is quite different. According to IBM, the average lifespan of a skill in the workplace is around five years.[1] This means that employees have to be self-motivated and invest in growing their skill sets if they want to stay

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Employee incentive programs: 15 ideas to boost engagement and retention [plus 7 best practices]

Great news – one of your team members has been doing brilliant work, so you offer them one of your employee motivation incentives to keep it up. There’s just one problem: Your employee incentive programs don’t work for them. Maybe you’re offering a coupon for a romantic dinner, but they’re proudly single, or they’re a remote employee, and you deliver free donuts and coffee to the office. If it’s the thought that counts, your organization hasn’t thought at all about what the employee wants or nee

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Assessing organizational culture: What to ask plus best practices

Imagine a workplace where employees feel appreciated and inspired. A place where collaboration is second nature, giving and receiving feedback between co workers is an everyday scenario, and every individual's unique talents are celebrated. This is what a thriving organizational culture is about. Keep reading as we explore the ins and outs of organizational culture and why nurturing culture in your company is important. If you're part of a human resources team, you'll also learn sample question

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