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How to Start an Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Your employees are the heart of your organization. Their diverse personalities, backgrounds, and experiences help shape the spirit and culture of your organization. As an employer, you can help your employees celebrate what makes them unique by supporting employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs help employees come together to spread awareness of the issues facing certain demographic groups, like black professionals, LGBTQ employees, remote workers, working parents, and more.

5 Benefits of Social Media in the Workplace

It’s no secret that employees use social media during the workday. What might be surprising is just how much it’s used. 

Why Your Company Should Invest in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Building a diverse and inclusive organization starts with creating a culture that embraces and celebrates people’s differences. Investing in employee resource groups (ERGs) is a great way to give your employees a forum to meet like-minded people, raise awareness on key issues, and share their culture and values.

5 Considerations for Your Company Relocation Policy

With the race to attract and retain employees as competitive as ever, companies have learned that great talent knows no borders.

Employee Performance Review Questions

Successful performance reviews require a clear dialogue between the interviewer and interviewee.

Identifying and Avoiding Microaggressions at Work

It’s important to remember the impact our words and actions can have on other people, especially coworkers. Sometimes well-intentioned behavior can have unintended consequences. What we view as an off-hand compliment or gesture can be interpreted as an insult or put-down to another person.  Here’s your guide to navigating and avoiding these “microaggressions” in the workplace.

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6 Ways to Improve New Hire Onboarding

Companies often go to great lengths to hire the best people they can find. They actively approach potential candidates and streamline recruiting to ensure that they have the best chances of finding the best fit for the role.

When Are Companies Hiring the Most?

We've all heard about HR and payroll's busiest time of year. Between Form W-2 filing and other compliance to-dos, that honor goes to year end. But what about your recruiting team?

Anecdotally, January has always been considered "open season" for recruiters. With companywide budgets and goals finalized, hiring managers are eager to get rolling and increase headcount. That means plenty of phone screens, case studies, and interviews to get through. If you’re responsible for ramping up those eventual hires, it also means no shortage of onboarding sessions to schedule.

10 Surprising Ways to Improve Daily Workflow

Businesses and organizations are challenged daily to do more, plan more, and accomplish more tasks. Psychologists spend hours studying ways to improve daily workflow, and some of what they’ve found is surprising.

Hiring in HR? Consider Talent From Non-Traditional Backgrounds

I pursued a career in HR because I have seen firsthand how HR presence (or lack thereof) can make or break a business. Though I previously saw myself on the chief operating officer “track,” I came to realize that people operations should not be embedded within the business operations function. HR is a dynamic field, and the challenges faced today are different than those of the past. Employees represent most companies’ biggest expense, and this investment needs to be managed as intensively as any other.