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HR’s Guide to Pre-Boarding: 10 To-Dos Before an Employee’s First Day

Accepting a job offer can be an exciting, albeit anxiety-inducing, life event. Leaving behind a familiar role and team to dive into a new company can be overwhelming, but HR can help make the transition much smoother.

Why Stay Interviews Are the New Exit Interviews

As an HR professional, you probably know that communication is one of your most powerful tools. From an employee’s first day, it’s your job to facilitate an environment in which he or she can thrive. When employees do choose to leave the company, exit interviews often shed light on what went wrong. But why wait until employees are already out the door to ask those questions?

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. 

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.

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.

How to Handle Mis-Hires

Hiring 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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How to Ask for a Raise

Compensation requests affect HR professionals at more than just an administrative level—it’s one of the most common times employees rely on HR for guidance. Not only does HR often cut the checks, but employees may also come to you for help navigating tough career conversations with their managers. And when was the last time you had a raise yourself? Whether you’re advising employees, or considering your own career advancement, it’s always good to know how to advocate for a pay increase.

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.

How to Build a Feedback Culture

 

The future of performance management isn’t about dreaded annual reviews or convoluted “stack ranking” systems. It’s about an ongoing dialogue between managers, employees, and colleagues.

5 Ways to Engage Your Remote Workforce

Modern technology has paved the way for remote work to flourish, be it in the form of telecommuting, multistate employment, or an entirely remote workforce. While the advantages of remote work are numerous, HR teams often struggle with keeping these employees engaged and integrated with the company culture. Overcome those challenges with these five tips.