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4 HR Predictions for 2019

There’s never a dull moment (or year) in HR. The last twelve months have been witness to IRS surprises, political intrigue, and exciting advancements in HR technology. As 2018 comes to a close, one can’t help but wonder what next year will hold for the workplace.

It's time to dust off the crystal ball. Every year, Namely forecasts what might come to pass in the industry. Some of our predictions have proved spot on—others not so much. From a “rise of the machines” to a spike in employee ghosting, read on to learn what we expect to see in 2019.

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6 Workforce Planning Tips for New Managers and Leaders

Operations and leadership teams use workforce planning to identify and address gaps between the workforce of today and the needs of tomorrow. 

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Why Employee Turnover Spikes After the Holidays—and What to Do About It

The holidays are approaching rapidly. Before you know it, the Thanksgiving decorations have been replaced by holiday ones, and then suddenly it’s January. For many companies, November and December can be a much more relaxed time of year, with big projects winding down, uplifted spirits, and holiday parties.

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In Periods of Hyper Growth, Be Careful Not to Overhire

Companies constantly strive for growth—and growth is a good thing, but it’s not without its challenges. In the talent realm, what’s one of the biggest mistakes new companies and growing businesses make? Overhiring.

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How to Use College Recruiting to Build a Diverse Talent Pipeline

Most companies today have prioritized building a diverse workforce. And more often than not, it’s recruiters who are tasked with achieving that goal. Enter one of recruiting’s most overlooked sources of diverse talent: college campuses. 

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Why Your Next Hire Should Be a Military Veteran

The following piece was written by Brad Miller, owner and author of the Military Guide.


If you could help a veteran and enrich your business at the same time, would you? Hiring a veteran not only helps give back to those who have served, but also offers tremendous benefits to your company.

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How to Use Data to Build an Effective Compensation Strategy

In today’s competitive talent market, talent acquisition professionals and hiring managers face an increasingly daunting task when deciding what to offer to job candidates.

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How to Handle Mis-Hires

Recruiting a new employee is a major investment in terms of time, money, and resources. You want to bring in the optimal person who can ramp up as quickly as possible—especially considering the cost of a bad hire can be as much as $240,000. Though you can always optimize your talent acquisition strategy, the reality is that you can’t always identify a bad hire in your interview process. In fact, 74 percent of employers have admitted to making a bad hire.

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What is Employee Ghosting? The Dark Side of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Employee “ghosting” occurs when a job candidate or employee severs the relationship without any notice. It most commonly occurs with early-stage interviewees or newly hired employees, but can happen at any stage of employment relationship.

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What is Similar-to-Me Bias?

There’s definitely some truth to the saying, “birds of a feather flock together.” We tend to surround ourselves with similarly-minded and even similar-looking individuals. This phenomenon is known as “similar-to-me” bias, and its effects can be found in both our personal and professional lives.