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Make your commute useful: 5 podcast episodes on the future of work

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM by John Duval

We all know that staying informed about what's going on in our industry is important. But in the middle of a busy workday, how do you find the time to read articles? With so many industry news sites writing in dry and jargonistic language, it can be tough to care enough or to will yourself to read them.

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Want to attract stronger candidates? Avoid these worst practices.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

A job application is the first contact many companies will have with potential future employees or, in some cases, customers. That’s one reason it’s so critical to handle the recruiting process with finesse. Bad recruiting experiences negatively impact a brand’s reputation, and can undo goodwill earned by strong products or good customer service.

But some organizations are stuck in the past, repeating the same actions that turn off potentially great employees from applying for other positions or from buying their products in the future. How can you avoid falling into that trap? Take a look at your recruiting and hiring practices for the following worst practices:

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HR Roundup: ACA Alternatives, FLSA Brief Extension + More HR News

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 8:45:00 AM by John Duval

We can all agree that 2017 has turned out to be quite a year so far. A lot remains in question after our nation transitioned leadership on January 20. Will the overtime rule go into effect? Will the ACA be repealed? How long until workers with visas can return to their homes and how will that affect businesses? As employers and HR managers, it may be hard to know the next steps for your company. Keep reading our HR Roundup for January, full of the HR news and trends that kicked off 2017.

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How to set SMART performance goals with employees

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

Sometimes setting goals for employees seems like an afterthought tacked onto the performance review process. If the employee seems to be doing a good enough job, it’s tempting to just let them keep on doing what they’re doing and avoid rocking the boat. There’s one major problem with that line of thinking: a lack of clear, achievable goals is a quick way to cause otherwise great employees to burn out or disengage with their work.

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New I-9 Form: What You Need to Know to Make the Switch

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 8:05:00 AM by John Duval

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