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Why Skills-Based Hiring is Here to Stay

Skills-based hiring is coming to the fore. Harvard Business School analysts suggest that "only 27% of the pivot to skills-based approaches in the hiring processes are "cyclical resets" or short-term responses to the recruitment crisis, while the majority (63%) are "structural resets."

In fact, hiring based on skills is five times more predictive of future performance than hiring by education. And by removing minimum degree requirements from appropriate positions, recruiters can unlock new swathes of eligible candidates. But how exactly can skills-based hiring help recruiters measure a candidate's performance abilities?

How to...

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How Can HR Get Ahead of a Potential Recession?

To help you get ahead of a potential recession, we asked HR leaders and small business owners this question for their best insights. From including DEI in your recession mitigation plan to reducing your vendor spending, there are several tips that may help your HR department prepare for a possible recession.

Here are 12 ways HR can get ahead of a potential recession:
 

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SHRM Annual is Back in the Groove!

New Orleans and #SHRM22 has come and gone. Time sure does fly. Where else can you find President George W. Bush on the same stage that Brad Paisley rocked out to only mere hours prior. Although if I had it my way, Brad Paisley would have rocked with President Bush as the closing session. But it wasn’t all household names, the likes of Greg Hawks, Tim Sackett and Steve Browne took to their own stages to inspire, motivate and share - the rockstars of HR.

While I might still be energized (and recovering) from the food (beignets), friendships old and new, and drinks (that...

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Top 13 Priorities for an HR Department of One

What is one of the top priorities for an HR department of 'one' and what is a solution to this priority?

To help you best prioritize your HR roles as a one-person department, we asked HR leaders and CEOs this question for their best advice. From building solid processes to being ready to resolve conflicts, there are several things to focus on as your top priorities when running an HR department of one.

Here are 13 top priorities for an HR department of one:...

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The Perfect Recruitment Strategy to Source Candidates Globally for a Diverse Talent Pool

Looking for the perfect recruitment strategy? Imagine you are a business offering an extensive range of services who would also like to maintain their quality. Your clients know you for your strong commitment and adherence to strict deadlines, so now that you want to expand your business and open up new positions, you seek help of outsource recruitment. But your talent pool still lacks that omph or the charm that you are looking for. What are you supposed to do in such cases?

That’s where the perfect recruitment strategy comes...

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The Dangers of Armchair Psychology for Leaders

Imagine you’re driving along the highway, and see an electric sign saying “79 traffic deaths this year.” Would this make you less likely to crash your car shortly after seeing the sign? Perhaps you think it would have no effect?

Neither are true. According to a recent peer-reviewed study that just came out in Science, one of the world’s top academic journals, you would be more likely to crash, not less. Talk about unintended consequences!

The study examined seven years of data from 880 electric highway signs, which showed the number of deaths so far this year for one week each month as part of a safety campaign. The researchers found...

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The 12 Most Pressing Issues in the Workplace

What are the most pressing issues HR is facing in the workplace?

To help you identify the most pressing issues HR is facing in the workplace, we asked HR experts and CEOs this question for their best insights. From maneuvering a competitive job market to creating strategies for effective collaboration, there are several important matters HR must currently maneuver in the workplace

Here are 12 of the most pressing issues in the workplace:...

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Struggling with Diversity? Become a Fair-Chance Employer

When it comes to diversity, business and HR leaders acknowledge they’re not where they aspire to be. Since 2020, much of the focus has been on racial diversity - in particular, the share of Black people among applicants, employees, and leaders. However, despite the focus and effort, organizations continue to lag on that dimension, as well as on most other dimensions of diversity.

What have many organizations not yet tried?: Fair-chance hiring. It is a tangible, tactical, and highly effective way to boost diversity across multiple dimensions simultaneously.

What is fair-chance hiring?
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Workplace Diversity and Inclusion for Evolving Businesses

Many of the businesses across the globe have incorporated workplace inclusion and diversity however, according to PWC's 2021 Global Diversity & Inclusion Survey, only 4% of firms are actually excelling in achieving key characteristics of successful D&I programming. The significance, relevance, and necessity of this has grown notably in the last decade. Gender, race have been studied extensively in this context. Is that it, though? Or is there more to it?

In the current period, what exactly is workplace inclusion and diversity? Workplace Diversity and Inclusion: a passing...

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#SHRM22 Recap – Part 1: Take Care of Your People

Someone asked me on LinkedIn the other day the age-old HR dichotomy: “Is HR’s job to protect the company or the people?” My response? “You protect the company by taking care of the people. When you take care of people, they feel valued, seen, and appreciated. They will take care of your business every time.” My takeaway from #SHRM22? I’m not alone in this belief — we need to take care of our people.

I had a healthy dose of skepticism for Sunday’s opening general session with two healthcare insurance...

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