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Boolean Search

Did you know that there’s an online search method that helps you locate and narrow information? It makes it easy to locate, target, and identify desired results. Even better . . . it saves time!

Backfill

Your top performer has given their notice that they will be leaving to pursue their degree full time, and you’re now in full-on panic mode. Who will be able to produce numbers like that? Where do you even begin to look for candidates for this role? How do you keep business running smoothly in the meantime? Read on for these answers and more on backfilling positions.

Benefits Manager

Benefits play a major role in attracting and retaining talented workers—maybe just as important as compensation. You can't afford to sit on the sidelines when it comes to selecting and negotiating a comprehensive benefits package. So what does a Benefits Manager do, exactly, and why are they increasingly important?

Belonging Workplace Events

As workplace settings change to accommodate new ways of working, fostering a sense of belonging amongst employees is more important than ever. How can organizations build connections to prevent isolation?

Belonging in the Workplace

Why are airplanes parked outside at airports? Because they don’t belong inside! Corny dad jokes aside, the sense of belonging in the workplace is no laughing matter. Continue reading to learn why it’s important to build a sense of belonging in the workplace, what belonging looks like, and how you can promote it.

Blended Workforce

More organizations are recognizing the benefits of a blended workforce, one which combines the consistency and long-term commitment of full-time employees with the agility and on-demand skills of non-traditional, contingent staff. This on-demand staff offers experience and skills that are crucial to organizations, no matter the length of their tenure. HR professionals and business leaders need to be familiar with this new, blended workforce.

Black History Month Workplace Celebration

February is Black History Month, a time dedicated to the observance of Black Americans and important events throughout history. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is vastly important to workplace culture. To learn more about how to celebrate Black History Month, read on!

Ban the Box

Have you ever reviewed a job application, seen that the applicant had a criminal history, and hastily placed that application on the “reject” pile? We all have knee-jerk reactions, but the Ban the Box movement asks us to assess candidates on their qualifications rather than their histories. Removing that bias in the initial steps of candidacy may find you some great employees you would otherwise not consider. Read on to find out about the “Ban the Box” movement and if it applies to your organization.

Blacklisting

Merriam Webster defines a blacklist as a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted. Does this sound sinister to you? Know the guardrails around blacklisting in the workplace or you could fall victim to it’s legal backlash. To learn more, read on.

Bereavement Leave

It is dreadful when an employee has death in the family, but knowing your policy and company guidelines in advance can help you assist your employees in their time of need. This article will give you the information you need to write your own bereavement leave policy.

Bell Curve Performance Management

How is your performance management system working? Is it fair? Does it determine raises and promotions? Does it encourage employees to collaborate? Traditional concepts such as bell curve (or “forced ranking”) performance management have been accused of treating employees unfairly and too harshly, but some companies struggle to identify a realistic and effective alternative. Read on for help in evaluating your system and considering potential options.

Boomerang Employee

When you’re struggling to fill important positions, you may consider reaching out to former employees to see if they’re interested in returning. Or, former employees may contact you with a desire to come back. Like any hire, there are pros and cons—and pitfalls to be avoided—in re-hiring and re-onboarding so-called “boomerang” employees.

Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications (BFOQ)

As a new HR professional you will want to be aware of the BFOQ doctrine. BFOQ stands for Bona Fide Occupational Qualification. It allows a company to discriminate on the basis of national origin, sex, religion or age in rare, unique sitautions that are logically necessary for the business. A BFOQ is based on objective facts, reason, and logic, not on stereotypes, prejudice, or bias. The following article will help to define what a BFOQ is, when to use it, and when not to use it.

Billboard Recruiting

Today’s talent war is heating up. Have you noticed some of your competition using billboard advertising to post job openings? You may wonder if it is really that effective and if you should give it a try. Before you jump into a billboard advertisement campaign, let's look at what you need to know.

Base Pay

Do you know what base pay is? Is it salary, compensation, or a wage? There are many ways to talk about paying your employees. Maybe too many ways! Don’t worry. In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more so that you know how to calculate, set, and change employee base pay.

Benefit Enrollment Form

Paperwork: nobody likes it, but it's a necessary evil. Well-designed forms get you the information you need in a way that is easy for your employees to complete. Enrollment managed improperly can mean a host of problems for both the employee and your organization. Let's look at what to include and how to make things as easy as possible for everyone.

Behavioral Interviewing

You’ve sorted through piles of resumes to compile a pool of qualified candidates for the role you’re hiring. You’ve narrowed down your list of top candidates that meet the minimum requirements, and invited them for a second-round interview. How can you maximize the interview to ensure you select the right fit?

We recommend Behavioral interviewing. Behavioral interviewing techniques provide insight into the way a candidate handled certain situations in the past and how they may act in the future. Continue reading to learn what behavioral interviewing is, why it's effective, how to conduct a behavioral interview, and examples of behavioral interview questions.
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