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Unleash Your Recruiting Team with this Strategic HR Hire: The Inbound Sourcer


Want to start a passionate conversation with a recruiter?  Ask them, “How much of your time is spent screening applicants?”.  From running global recruiting teams to speaking to hundreds of recruiting professionals over the past decade, they’ve shared that as much as an astounding 25% of their time went to reviewing applicants to job postings.      

That’s insane when you consider many of those applicants aren’t a fit, but your recruiters still must trudge through dozens of, “No’s” to unearth one, “maybe”.  That’s flat out an inefficient way to utilize one...


#Nextchat RECAP: Advice for New HR Professionals

On April 11 @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests, HR professional Jazmine Wilkes (@HRJazzy) and SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP (@JohnnyCTaylorJr) about Advice for New HR Professionals. 

If you missed this amazing chat with lots of great advice for new HR professinals you can read all the tweets here: 


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Recruiting Sources: How to Evaluate Their Effectiveness



When it comes to recruiting sources, it’s not only important to find and try new ones, but to evaluate their effectiveness.

Last year, I attended a  panel discussion led by Tim Sackett, president at HRU Technical Resources and author of the book “The Talent Fix”.  During the session, Sackett asked panelists how long they gave a new source to prove itself. Most panelist were comfortable saying a year. It’s possible that in today’s challenging recruiting market, some recruiters might not have the luxury of waiting that long to...


Retirement Benefits: Knowledge is Gold and Availability is Priceless!



As a non-profit institution of higher education, the retirement benefits I manage are slightly different than those of for-profit businesses. Most notably, our institution contributes to a 403b as opposed to the more well-known 401k plan. The plans are similar: both are governed by ERISA, are defined contribution accounts (DCA), and have an employer match among other terms. However a 403b is only available to non-profits, schools, governments, and other similarly situated institutions.

In addition to our DCA, we along with many of our peer schools sponsor a retiree health...


How Can We Build the Next Generation of Extraordinary Organizations?



We live in an age where technology is shaping the way people live and work. From automation and artificial intelligence to team collaboration, leadership and social media, digitalization is creating unique expectations from employees and unprecedented challenges for HR.

Leaders must evolve at the speed of technology and be able to understand the endless transformation of employee and customer needs as well as the important roles digitalization and socialization play in redefining expectations.

To thrive, HR leaders must lead collaboration among the strategic areas driving organizational success to develop holistic...


Plan for Retirement! Your Future Self Will Thank You



The majority of employers across the United States offer retirement plans to help employees save and plan for their financial future.  My employer, the YMCA of Greater Rochester is no exception. As a matter of fact, the Y realized early on the importance of offering retirement benefits to its’ employees. 

The YMCA Retirement Fund (“Fund”) was incorporated in New York in 1921 and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, organized and operated for the purpose of providing retirement and other benefits for employees of participating Ys throughout the United States. The...


The Value Proposition of Work: SHRM’s View on Compensation Equity


Today is Equal Pay Day, and SHRM has an important new public policy statement on compensation equity, the result of months of work by HR professionals led by SHRM.

There is a value proposition to work: Job candidates want to be hired at a great workplace, and employers want to hire great job candidates. Each wants to understand the benefits provided by the other. Compensation, of course, is a big part of this value proposition for both.

In our statement, we address the value proposition of...


A #SHRM18 Interview with Lori Kleiman Part 2: Demystify the HR Department of One


HR doesn't have to be mysterious in small business. Leaders know how important compliance and employee management is but who has the time? The typical small business person is doing all they can to keep customers coming in the door and profits on the bottom line. This session will walk those who are doing HR on your own and will show you what you need to know to meet the needs of the organization – and keep your sanity!  This session will give #HRDOO's the answer you need


#Nextchat: Advice for New HR Professionals



Starting a new career can be an exhilarating experience, regardless of the field or industry, but starting a new career in HR—one of the 9 Best Jobs in America for 2018—is one of the most challenging, exciting and rewarding new job experiences you will ever have.  

Whether you’re graduating with a degree in HR, being promoted from an administrative role into HR, or transitioning into HR from another profession, tips and advice from other practicing HR professionals at all career levels are always helpful to ensure a smooth and successful...