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How to Use Upskilling to Retain Employees During the Great Resignation

If one thing is certain in the workforce today, it’s that nothing is certain in the workforce today. The Great Resignation is in full swing, Gen Z employees are building their careers around job hopping, and new priorities among workers are making it difficult to keep employees around.

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How to Cultivate Customer-centric Core Values in a Remote Organization

If you’re like most companies, you have set one or more core values around your customers, such as being customer centric. And if you’re like most companies, you’re either entirely or partially a remote organization. So how do you instill and nurture your company’s core values when you aren’t there to see your core values lived out in daily work?

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How to Retain Female Employees During the Great “She-cession”

A new report shows that diversity in the workplace pays off. McKinsey & Co. found that more diverse organizations see higher profits than their less diverse competitors. But while we’re making progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) overall, there’s one area where diversity is taking a step back — female workers. Throughout the pandemic, nearly three million American women left the workforce, accounting for 55% of overall job loss.

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It’s Time for HR to Get a Seat at the Table of C-level Management

Over the past few years, HR has become increasingly important within organizations — especially as company culture, employee engagement, and the employee experience have gained more attention.

If something goes wrong in HR, the C-suite will care very much about it. Yet, Human Resources rarely has a seat at the table to discuss issues, priorities, and initiatives. Part of the reason is because HR employees often don’t know how to gain the attention of executives or how to communicate effectively at that level.

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7 Workplace Norms That Need to End in the New Normal

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that work can look radically different. We’ve discovered new technologies, new processes, and new habits that allow us to be productive while also staying sane. Experts are spending a lot of time predicting which of these new changes will stay around in the new normal.

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How to Recruit and Hire Generation Z Employees

Businesses are coming out of the pandemic, and this means a lot more stability for organizations in most industries. But as the pandemic winds down, new challenges are quickly emerging for companies, and employers will need to stay on their toes.

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Taking a Vacation in 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

If you’re like most people, you have a hard time taking a vacation, even when there isn’t a pandemic. It feels like work continually places demands on you that only you can (or should) be responsible for. Getting away, even for a week at a time, is a rare occurrence, and most years you don’t take more than a couple days off at a time.

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Know What You’re Really Getting When Hiring Employees

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of the recruiting and hiring process, because it’s the beginning of one of your most important daily relationships. Yet, most companies confine their hiring approach to the traditional resume-and-interview system. It’s a process that gives very little insight into an applicant’s fit, and almost no insight about your company’s fit for the applicant.

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Make Your Virtual Conference the #1 Event of the Year

Virtual conferences have arrived, and they probably won’t be going away after the pandemic. They’re cheaper to run, less expensive for attendees, and more convenient to attend. But there are also downsides to virtual conferences: networking doesn’t come easily, you can’t walk up to the presenters afterwards, and the sense of isolation doesn’t go away. There’s also something more meaningful and impactful about in-person experiences that virtual just can’t match.

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Meet the Payroll Software That Saves Contractors a Full Day of Work

A growing number of contractors are starting to outsource their payroll while also keeping their ERP. It’s a trend that we expect to gain momentum over the next several years. Outsourcing can be a smart move, but it opens up new issues: HCM systems aren’t designed to handle the payroll complexities that contractors deal with on a weekly basis. And they don’t integrate nicely with ERP systems.

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