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I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major. I’m in my last year and I’ve chosen 5 Human Resource courses as my electives to assist me with gaining a basic knowledge of the career I want to pursue.

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Five Creative Ways to Increase Employee Morale

Take It Personel-ly

Even though many people love their jobs and coworkers, morale can always be improved at the office. Work can easily become stressful and overwhelming, so there must be positive encouragements and attitude boosters to keep employees motivated on their bad days. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to increase employee morale at the office! Have […].

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3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

HR Bartender

Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market. Regardless of what challenge the organization is facing, HR and the rest of the senior management team are being asked to help develop and implement solutions.

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Want to offer support for caregivers of aging relatives? Read this

Insperity

Have you considered how your company can offer support for caregivers? As the nation’s population ages, more employees are taking on the role of caregivers. And it’s a trend that’s only picking up steam. The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double, from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, according to Population Reference Bureau’s “ Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States.

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The Ultimate Performance Review Checklist

Performance reviews are a proactive way to engage with your employees, provide clear communication about expectations, and acknowledge them for their hard work. But getting the right framework and creating consistency across your organization can be tricky. We put together this checklist to help you evaluate your current performance review process and equip managers with the right tools to perform individual assessments.

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5 Crucial Steps To Building Empathy In The workplace

Vantage Circle

How would you feel when you enter your office, and nobody gives any heed to your presence? Or doesn't even bother to wish you good morning. That can be disheartening sometimes, right? It's a human instinct that we like to work in an environment where people are more empathetic towards each other and mindful of others' feelings. And it builds from empathy.

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Best Workplace Comedies on Netflix

HR Digest

Netflix is becoming immensely popular nowadays, with millions of subscribers around the world and increasing at a fast pace each day. The online streaming site features everything from movies to web series to webisodes, television programs to what not! These features cover every genre and aspect of entertainment. However, with the recent success of "The Office" on Netflix, there been a rise in workplace comedies and demand.

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How to deliver high-value workplace perks that employees love

Insperity

Employers that offer the right set of workplace perks can realize benefits to their business and their workforce. Take, for instance, an increasingly common and inexpensive option: flexible work schedules. Flexible work schedules reap benefits for both the employee and employer, such as: Productivity increases. Not only are employees given more control over how they put their time in, they’re also provided an environment of autonomy.

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8 Foolproof Tips To Becoming The Best Manager Yet

Take It Personel-ly

Receiving a promotion is only the first of many exciting career opportunities that are on the horizon. And while there is much to celebrate about, your pay raise and fancy new office will come at a price. To secure your role as a head honcho, you have some leveling up to do. Here are eight […].

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How an Early Interest in Tech Shaped One Hireologist’s Career Path

Hireology

This post is part of our Hireology employee spotlight series. Continue reading to learn more about a day in the life as a Hireologist! Name: Andre Joseph. Team: Engineering. Role: Site Reliability Engineer. Andre joined the Hireology team as a Site Reliability Engineer in February 2019. He recently won the “High Five Award” at our team’s annual company kickoff, for continuously exemplifying all five of our Hireology core values.

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Want To Enhance Your Total Rewards To Achieve Organizational Success? Start Here.

Are you looking for ways to enhance your employee value proposition? Gallagher Better Works SM Insights has got you covered! Dive into the latest magazine issue and discover how flexibility, equity, recognition and strategically applied resources can improve your total rewards package. Download the PDF to learn more about: Building retirement benefits for a global and mobile workforce Promoting employee and organizational growth through succession planning Empowering women in leadership through

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What's Not to Love About These Social Media Updates?

WEX Inc.

We sure were feeling the love this week! Between wearing red on February 14th to raise money for the American Heart Association and our company-wide town hall meeting, we were able to submerse ourselves in company culture and grow as a team. However, it wasn't just all fun and games! We are busy wrapping up 2020 ACA reporting season and getting ready for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 27.

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How to Become a Wealth Manager: Skills & Duties for Portfolio Management

HR Digest

Wealth management is an investment advisory service offered by a group or an individual to clients. Financial instruments and strategies are formulated based on a client’s needs. To become a wealth manager, you need to have the ability to build a portfolio of assets of a client encompassing varied financial disciplines such as legal, estate planning, tax management, retirement planning etc., for a fee.

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Things to Consider When Looking for Expert Family Lawyer

Take It Personel-ly

Most families experience disagreements which as a normal part of life. Some conflicts can be resolved by the people involved. But, there are instances when trying or offering a solution can result in an increasingly strained relationship and misunderstanding. The situation can be stressful and can affect almost all aspects of one’s life. When a […].

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Soft Skills: Why Are They Important in the Workplace?

Professionals Alternative

Soft skills in the workplace are arguably just as critical as experience and skill. Some people might even say they are even more important – after all, you can teach technical skills. Soft skills, like communication, adaptability, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills – these are seen as more challenging to develop, according to our staffing agency experts.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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Lessons learned from the first year of a corporate giving program

Business Management Daily

For the past year, our employees participated in a corporate giving initiative in which they donated goods and time to multiple organizations that seek to address hunger, need and homelessness in our area. When I became CEO late last year, I made it my goal to create and foster an open and collaborative culture, and I felt that encouraging our teams to work together towards a humanitarian cause would cultivate that culture while giving back to our community.

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Women-Centric HR Policies Pay Dividends for Companies

HR Digest

Women have been a part of the workforce in a big way since the industrial revolution. From traditionally holding down the fort at home, females now had the additional burden of earning a living alongside her male counterpart. Still, ironically her services came at a lesser cost. The reasons were myriad, their inability to do as much work in the given hours, they were the weaker gender, and the cultural bias of gender inequality.

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Configuring your Payroll System for Increased Performance

Ascender

Shape your tools; empower your business. Life “in the cloud” and analytics have created a revolution in the traditional HR department. Critical HR deliverables, such as recruitment, onboarding, retention and development have been impacted considerably by new technologies. Advances in Payroll and HR systems have been at the forefront of this revolution.

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8 Ways to Motivate Healthy Living in Your Workplace

Take It Personel-ly

A healthy workforce is a happy and productive workforce. Employees who take care of themselves call in sick less and accomplish more while they’re on the clock. They’re also not as prone to debilitating conditions that force them from their job altogether. If you want to encourage increased well-being among your staff members, you can […].

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An HR Leaders Guide: 7 Questions To Ask When Developing Your Cancer Strategy

As HR and Benefits leaders are in the midst of evaluating cancer care solutions and designing their requirements for vendors, it’s key to know what questions to ask to ensure the development of a truly comprehensive strategy: from prevention to diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Getting to the right answers starts with asking the right questions: How can better access improve engagement?

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How to keep great employees

Hppy

Once you have spent weeks headhunting for staff , you want to keep hold of them. Long-standing employees are great for business. Not only are they great at their jobs but they are also invested in the business, which gives them the incentive to work hard. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep hold of employees. Increasingly, it is becoming more common for people to hop between jobs.

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Overused Office Jargon That Leads You Nowhere

HR Digest

My exposure to office jargon was when as a rookie sub to a well-known editor on a financial daily, I was asked to give a report ASAP. And ignorant me hesitantly asked him what it meant. He looked at me as if I had grown another head and patiently explained the acronym to me. In my work life I have realized that like fashion, certain phrases and acronyms find favor in the workplace cyclically.

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4 Tips to Increase Productivity in the Office

Professionals Alternative

Productivity is the difference between being busy with work and actually making progress and achieving goals. In the workplace, employees may be motivated and consistently working on tasks, but yet seem to have no results to show for that effort. This is often due to a lack of focus and not handling priorities effectively – essentially, working harder but not smarter.

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How to Compete With Huge Brands

Take It Personel-ly

One of the first steps to becoming a successful business is studying the competition. How do they communicate with their customers? Are their goods and services high quality? Are they failing to reach an important niche audience? The information you gather will allow you a deeper insight into what others in the business are doing […].

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6 Steps to a Better Compensation Strategy

Compensation is one of your biggest expenses as a business, but it is also your biggest investment in your people and your culture. A great compensation strategy can be an incredible asset that supports your business goals and lays a foundation of trust between your company and your employees. Whether you already have a compensation strategy in place or you’re building one from scratch, this guide will help you level up your approach through these 6 steps: 1.

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What Are the Payroll Taxes Paid by Employer?

Patriot Software

You know that you’re responsible for managing payroll for your employees. You’re also likely familiar with payroll withholdings, including taxes and non-tax deductions. But, what about your employer payroll liabilities? Do you know what the payroll taxes paid by employer are? To stay compliant with the IRS and Department of Labor, you need to know […].

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How to write and deliver a termination letter

Business Management Daily

Termination letters are a reality of HR life. At some point, you will have to draft one. Your options include skipping the employment termination letter entirely, providing extensive details or providing just the essential information. Like Goldilocks looking for the porridge that doesn’t burn her, it’s important to get the employment termination letter just right.

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CIPHR supports Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s life-saving work

cipHR

Employees pick local air ambulance service as one of two charities to support in 2019-20. As part of its commitment to give back to the wider community, CIPHR is proud to support Thames Valley Air Ambulance as its local charity partner for 2019-20. Employees will be taking part in a number of charity activities across the year to support the ambulance service, as well as CIPHR’s chosen national charity partner, Cancer Research UK.

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Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020

Flimp Communications

There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers, causing a shift in the demand for certain workplace wellness benefits and perks.

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The Definitive Guide to Onboarding for 2024

Hiring a new employee is an expensive and time-consuming process. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), it typically costs $4,425 to hire a new employee — not to mention the 36 days the average team spends trying to fill a position. Yet nearly 1 in 5 employees (16%) of employees quit in their first week — and 17% leave after the first month.