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Why do 34% of companies say no to succession planning?

Wow. More than a third of companies do NOT use succession plans. You’re surprised, right? At least a little bit? Because, admittedly, we were. And even though we thought we knew the reasons for this shift, we were bound and determined to confirm our suspicions. So we did. And what we found was interesting—something you […] Read Article “Why do 34% of companies say no to succession planning?”

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Will “Buy American, Hire American” Increase U.S. Manufacturing Jobs?

This week marks the beginning of Trump’s “Made in America” campaign, which aims to promote goods made in America by Americans. Following an executive order back in April, the week refocuses Americans on the Administration’s agenda and reinforces the importance of adding jobs to the labor market. Putting ‘America First’ in this manner is a bid to […] Read Article “Will “Buy American, Hire American” Increase U.S. Manufacturing Jobs?”

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New tech trends for interviewing job candidates

For most of us, even with the aid of the digital era, the idea of a job search conjures up thoughts of stress, tedious (and often fruitless) gestures of interest, and an aggravating amount of time spent waiting to receive a response that may never come. In many ways, the traditional hiring process is an […] Read Article “New tech trends for interviewing job candidates”

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Why the U.S. Desperately Needs More Vocational Training & Apprenticeships

Last Thursday, during “Workforce Development Week“, President Trump signed an executive order to significantly increase the number of U.S. apprenticeships from the current 500,000 by doubling the amount the government spends on apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs are most successful when they’re designed by employers around their own needs. For that reason, employers will play a […] Read Article “Why the U.S. Desperately Needs More Vocational Training & Apprenticeships”

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3 Benefits of a Referral Program

Think of the considerable time it takes for your HR team and an external recruiter to find the perfect fit. And now think about the money it costs your company to post on job boards, promote on social media and other expenses they must make in order to get the word out about open positions within your […] Read Article “3 Benefits of a Referral Program”

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Hiring Mistakes: The Cost of a Bad Hire

When it comes to costly workplace mistakes, few carry as hefty a price tag as making a wrong hire. It’s estimated that some companies could lose up to $50,000 by making a single bad hire. According to a recent Entrepreneur article, half of hiring and HR managers estimate that bad hires have cost their companies, “thousands […] Read Article “Hiring Mistakes: The Cost of a Bad Hire”

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Say “No!” to rogue spend with these five tips.

Ready to save your company money? Of course you are. Like a hawk, you watch your business’s sales performance and marketing effectiveness. But do you watch your HR, IT and finance teams just as closely? Few business owners do, and they’re losing money because of it. Don’t be one of them! Fact is, HR, IT […] Read Article “Say “No!” to rogue spend with these five tips.”

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It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.

What exactly is Equal Pay Day? Instead of defining it on my own, I’ll use Wikipedia’s definition. (Yeah, I realize Wikipedia isn’t the most credible source in academia, but for this, it’s fine… and accurate.) Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It was last celebrated […] Read Article “It’s Equal Pay Day and you should pay attention.”

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Five Benefits of an Internship Program

In the U.S., the unemployment rate for young workers is about twice as high as the national rate. OK, so that’s not great. But let’s reverse that trend. How? Internships are a great place to start. This year, we’re trying to put more than 5,000 young people to work in internships around the world. By […] Read Article “Five Benefits of an Internship Program”

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6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017

Well that was awkward… That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh, but it’s not so funny when muttered in the workplace. The inability to effectively interact with others is one of the most obvious examples of the increasing lack of employee “soft skills” that are essential to landing – and keeping – a good job. In […] Read Article “6 Soft Skills to Improve in 2017”