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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. 

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 Before you know it, the Thanksgiving decorations have been replaced by holiday ones, and then suddenly it’s January.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.

How Many Direct Reports Should a Manager Have?

Being a boss is hard. In between getting your own work done, managers are responsible for leading and coaching their direct reports—the latter often being a full-time job in itself. So where’s the breaking point?

How Social Media Changed the Course of My HR Career

For most of us, finding the energy to commit to our day jobs is hard enough. That's doubly true in HR, where teams are often under-resourced. So what inspires an individual to pick up the pen and start a blog in their spare time? Or harder yet, lead a weekly podcast?

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.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Hiring Strategy in 2019

As the end of the year approaches, there are two things on everyone’s mind: making it to the holidays and 2019 planning. Regardless of what department you’re in, a large part of that planning involves bringing in new talent to get the job done.

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'Because I Said So' Management is Weak Leadership

Whether you’re an upstart manager or seasoned executive, leaders are expected feel comfortable “making the call.” But decision making is inherently hard—it’s no coincidence that the subject has been dissected by authors and business psychologists for over a century.

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.