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The way that businesses manage workforces has shifted considerably throughout the pandemic. While many of the initial solutions employed were designed around survival, we now see much more of a focus on technology to energize and innovate talent management. From improving the employee experience to achieving greater diversity in the workforce, boosting retention and pushing up productivity, talent engagement technologies have a lot to offer where the workforce of the future is concerned. Widespread adoption of cloud technology Of all the talent engagement technologies revolutionizing workforces today, the cloud - and the ancillary technologies it supports ...
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Employee experience and engagement is at the heart of business success today for any organization. These two metrics provide valuable insight into how the business is doing internally and also whether this is creating the output objectives that have been defined for your enterprise. Learning to work with employee experience and engagement can be transformative for any business. Experience and engagement definitions Employee experience is effectively looking at everything that happens during an employee lifecycle from the employee’s perspective. Given that candidates tend to make judgments about employers from the first point of contact, this includes ...
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The pandemic has changed the pressures on talent sourcing and created a whole new set of obstacles to finding the right people and building a resilient workforce. However, with the right strategy it’s possible to make progress in crafting a productive and progressive workforce - these key areas are the foundations from which every reinvention strategy needs to grow. A new approach to finding and hiring Even in challenging times it’s vital that every work force continues to expand and the pandemic has provided some useful new tools to move forward. For example, the success of video interviews has given organizations a more flexible option for the start ...
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On behalf of the ASA board of directors and staff, I would like to personally thank the following volunteers for their contributions of time, expertise, and enthusiasm over the past year. The work of ASA would not be possible without your many contributions. Thank you, Michela Gaviorno Taylor Niti Agrawal, Stage 4 Solutions Inc. Fernando Aguilar, Staff Pro LLC Bob Alcorn, Express Employment Professionals William Alexander, HighView Healthcare Partners LLC Samira Alimohammad, TSC, CSP, Specialist Staffing Solutions Inc. Emma Almond, ManpowerGroup Tracy R. Arthur, CSP, United Talent Alison Ault-Hilk, Volt Information Sciences Frank Auriemma, ...
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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe. Social distancing and staying at home have become the new normal, and life as we kn ew it barely exists! The crisis has put pressure on healthcare service provider s across the globe with medical professionals finding themselves in a race against time to find a cure for COVID-19. We do not know when this crisis will end so we can return to our lives before the pandemic. H ealthcare workers a re at the forefront of the COVID-19 response . However, there is a massive shortage of healthcare workers because of the growing number of people affected by the coronavirus and ...
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We’re sure by now you’ve seen no less than 20 or so emails, hundreds of news articles and perhaps thousands of social posts regarding COVID-19 and how businesses plan to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. While no doubt, many of these commutations are extremely important, lifesaving in some cases, this post is different. Listed below is a collection of learnings and advice that we’ve gathered as a company over the last few weeks that can genuinely help your business embrace the “new normal” and continue doing what we as an industry do best, putting the nation to work. Getting the Most out of Video Do you remember how ...
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Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time at work, so it just isn’t sustainable if any of us hate our jobs; let alone your highly valued employees. Whether it’s unhelpful colleagues, or a pushy manager, when work becomes too stressful it can seriously affect someone’s mental health; potentially forcing them to leave the company. There are lots of reasons why team members can fall out of love with their role. They may have grown tired of the work they’re doing, feel demotivated due to a lack of progression, or even feel lonely as long-term colleagues move on to other organizations. As their employer, you have a duty of care for your staff. So, it’s ...
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Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, and the recent conflict with Iran, the U.S. job market continues to show subtle signs of strength. Indeed, data release d by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in late Decembe r reveal s that unemployment rates dropped in six states; and remained stable in 38 more. What’s more, during November the biggest job increases appeared in Texas (+37,500), Michigan (+24,800), and Virginia (+17,700). At the same, employer confidence is on the rise , after a turbulent start to 2019. A resounding twenty-five states saw growth in the nu mber of jobs added throughout the whole ...
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*Originally posted in www.wurknow.com In today’s increasingly competitive employment environment, hiring and retaining employees is critical to a staffing business’ future success. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 3.6 percent of workers leave their jobs each month. Many companies track their employee turnover rate meticulously in an effort to avoid high turnovers. However, they should also take a closer look on the causes and costs of their employee turnover. What exactly is the cost of employee turnover? Posting job ads, interviewing candidates, referral bonuses, training, and not to mention being short a person in the productivity line. ...
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*Originally posted in wurknow.com/blog In 2019, we saw a shift of focus in workforce management. Human resources technology took control of providing solutions to address last year’s issues of equality, diversity, security, and compliance in the workforce. Thanks to these innovations, processes in onboarding, document management, time tracking, and payroll have successfully adjusted to the demands of a new workforce breed. These advancements have allowed businesses to make informed decisions, eliminate time consuming processes, and improve their bottom line. Augmented Analytics Analytics can be trick, especially for small to medium sized businesses ...
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ADA compliance will be a hot topic in 2020 for the staffing industry - especially when it comes to staffing and recruiting websites. You're likely familiar with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the protections and benefits it provides for individuals with disabilities. Since then, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities. People with visual impairment and/or other disabilities may have a tough time viewing your site and searching your ...
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*first posted in www.wurknow.com/blog* In December 2018 , the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that there will be an increase in I-9 audits and worksite enforcement across the United States. After receiving a Notice of Inspection (NOI) , employers only have three business days to produce their company’s form I-9s. The strict deadline and high-cost fines makes I-9 compliance unbearable for most businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. Although it may be out of the comfort zone and would require a certain amount, technology nowadays has turned risk management into an easy task. With the use of technology, taking the necessary precautions ...
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How does your business handle the timekeeping for your employees’ work hours? Is it a sheet of paper that your employees self-report and submit at the end of each week? Are you one of the lucky ones that have embraced digital time clocks to automate the process? No matter what the process may be, the degree of accuracy for timekeeping is essential for any business to measure payroll hours. What are the benefits of having a time clock? Manual timekeeping has posed quite a few problems for businesses because of the lengthy and time-consuming process involved. Not to mention, it is always subject to human error. Are the work hours reported accurately? ...
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2019 has certainly been a tumultuous year. What with the Brexit shenanigans over in the U.K., and the ongoing trade wards here in the U.S.; it’s no wonder then that professionals are nervous about moving jobs. Indeed, the national employment rate is at an all time high. With more people in work than ever before, it’s good news for the economy, but not so good news for organizations that are struggling to hire. As we move into the final two months of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of your current hiring practices and consider how you can source the right talent in 2020 and beyond. To help you out, we’ve pulled together some best practice advice. ...
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It’s 2019 and social media is more prominent than ever in our daily lives ; even in the recruitment process! With p olitical tension rife in the U.S. and employment at a record high, h iring professionals are under more pressure than ever to come up with innovative ways to enhance their candidate search. If you’re struggling to attract more applicants to your vacancies ; you may want to consider how you promote your current job offerings. Social media is a convenient and easy tool to enhance your candidate search, so why not consider using it as part of your hiring strategy ? After all, m any of the candidates you can ...
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As the staffing industry continues to grow, so does its need for newer technology that can meet the company’s performance goals and solve its challenges. Just in the last two decades, we have successfully integrated workforce management systems with modern technology, allowing employees to take action quickly with recruiting, on-boarding, job scheduling, and timekeeping. Consequently, over the years, there are some workforce management best practices that have stood the test of time. Let’s take a look. Data Strategy With the rise of technology in the staffing industry, so much of their process is now digitized and the potential benefits of this data goes ...
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According to a recent study by Resume-Library and TopInterview, 70% of hiring professionals in the U.S. think personality is the most important aspect of a candidate; even over their education (17.6%). But who can blame them? Companies need to hire individuals who are going to gel with their teams and fit in with their culture; and if you make the wrong hiring decision then this can cost you. A lot. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor , the price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee's first-year earnings. That’s a lot of money to be losing out on, especially when you’ll likely have to rehire for the position. For this reason, ...
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We have all been there in business. A new law comes out, we translate it into a policy, establish a process, and communicate the change. At some point, it becomes clear that the impact of the regulation is untenable; it’s too expensive, it’s a burden on operations; or it requires a technology “fix” that would displace higher-priority projects. Ultimately, the roll-out is mired down and its implementation forgotten. Fast forward two years, when a process server appears with a complaint for damages. “Oh, yeah,” you think, “didn’t we do something about that?” as you hear the sound of a ball hitting the grass. Lawsuits and investigations are just two of the dozens ...
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An employee contacted a lawyer about workplace discrimination, alleging he was not given a promotion because of his age. The employee admitted that he had shown up late on numerous occasions, and that employee who received the promotion was the same age. After listening carefully to his story, the lawyer told the employee, “You don’t have a discrimination claim--but let me see your paystub.” In that moment, the case went from having no value to a multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit. Make no mistake, employee lawsuits are on the rise. In addition to traditional wage and hour and sexual harassment claims, companies are seeing a flood of background ...
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Originally posted at www.employstream.com . First off, what is WOTC? I’m sure you have heard this term lurking around. It could even be your firms 4-letter-word if you know what I mean. WOTC stands for Work Opportunity Tax Credit and is a government tax incentive offered to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced employment barriers. Tax credits range from $1,500 to $9,600 for each qualified candidate with no limit to the number of tax credits your firm can earn. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? How do you know which candidates qualify? How do you get candidates to fill out the ever-so-complicated ...
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