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#CauseTheEffect: Stay in Pursuit

 “Cause The Effect” is the campaign for the upcoming SHRM conference. It’s like purpose… many times we aren’t quite sure how or what to do to create impact, but when we focus on the pursuit, it will appear in many ways including inspiration.

 When I started my career helping companies relocate talent, I wasn’t sure what my “cause” was other than moving people’s stuff, or how I could effect change in my personal life or my career. I was just trying to make enough money to support my family. But...

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Mental Health, the Workplace and the Power of HR

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at SHRM we are partnering with the Campaign for Disability Employment at the Department of Labor (DOL) to spread the message that all of us have a role to play in promoting a mental-health-friendly workplace.

Together with SHRM, DOL launched the “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign during SHRM’s recent Workplace Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. SHRM is proud to be a partner in this effort because the HR community has a major role to play when it comes to supporting...

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#SHRM22: What does it mean to “effect”? / #CauseTheEffect

The theme for the 2022 SHRM annual conference is “Cause the Effect.”  But, what does it really mean to effect?  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary (2022), effect can be defined as the state of being operative, or the act of making an impression, or the ability to influence others.  Each of these terms serves to highlight the tremendous benefits to be realized by participating (virtually or in-person) in this year’s conference, June 12th – 15th.

Being operative requires HR professionals to have understanding of current...

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14 Ways Social Media Has Affected Talent Acquisition

What is one way that talent acquisition has been affected by social media? 

To help you appreciate the effects of social media on talent acquisition, we asked recruiters and associates this question for their best insights. From aiding talent sourcing to removing the middleman, there are several insights that may help you leverage social media to your advantage in business. 

Here are 14 ways social media has affected talent acquisition:

  • Aids Talent Sourcing
  • Showcases Company Culture Visually
  • Helps Discover Candidates’ Connections
  • Levels Playing Field for Recruiting
  • Offers
  • ...
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How to Make the Most of the Virtual Experience at #SHRM22

While I certainly am excited to be attending SHRM22 live and in person this year, I know there’s many folks who can’t join me in New Orleans, whether it’s company policy against travel, budgetary restrictions or schedule constraints. However, what an amazing opportunity virtual attendance provides! You can experience the conference in a whole different way! We can agree that of the most significant drawbacks of virtual conferences is the lack of natural social situations. You aren’t in rooms with other attendees, shaking hands with speakers, sharing drinks with colleagues, or catching up over dinner out on the town. But virtual events can include networking opportunities too. Look for information about them in emails or social media marketing...

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#SHRM22: To Cause the Effect…We Must Lead

Appropriately, the theme for the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo is “Cause the Effect.” While this phrase may have a different meaning for everyone, for me it means “bringing about positive change to your workplace through your individual actions.” Further, I believe that it means to be proactive rather than solely reactive to the countless challenges that we as HR professionals face on an ongoing basis. Most importantly, I feel that if we want to “cause the effect,” we must lead.

Leadership is often a touchy subject, especially...

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Why Holocaust Remembrance Day Matters

 

Virtually every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is on April 28, 2022.

During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered. Millions more died fighting Hitler and his genocidal machine.

The Holocaust had a disproportionate effect on the European Jewish community. Six out of nine million European Jews were murdered—the percentage is beyond staggering.

But some may ask:  what does this have to do with work?  Let me suggest at least two connections.

First, the Holocaust has affected some employees directly, and it is...

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Ask an Advisor: Annual Best Practices for HR Departmental Planning

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I often receive questions from members about what HR professionals should be doing at the beginning of the new year. This is an excellent time for HR professionals to set up their compliance reminders, reflect on the shortcomings and successes of the previous year, and establish professional goals for the new year. I have highlighted a few topics I often speak with members about when I discuss best practices with them.

Prepare for Upcoming Policy Changes

Many new laws take effect within the first few months of...

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How HR Analytics Can Leverage Performance Appraisal System

Many businesses throughout the world employ HR analytics. According to Bersin by Deloitte’s 2017 High-Impact People Analytics research, 69% of organizations with 10,000 employees now have a people analytics team. When HR analytics is properly implemented and integrated into a company's structure, it may deliver significant benefits, with more and more businesses seeing a higher return on their investment.

Companies use it to track staff attrition, enhance the personnel supply chain, gather data to help decision-makers, and more. When used with a company's overall strategy, it can boost productivity, performance, and...

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The Great Response: 3 Secrets to Building and Blending Talent in a Time of Mass Employee Movement

If we’re in the midst of the Great Resignation, then it is time employers come up with a Great Response. Because like real estate, Corporate America is a seller’s market right now. And what’s being sold is talent. Put simply, demand for employees is higher than ever, making this a wildly competitive job market for employers looking to stand out.

You know the numbers. Tens of millions of employees have resigned, many without having new jobs lined up. Nine of 10 executives are experiencing high turnover. And, even today, ...

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