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Case Study: Kronos Helps Sulco Warehousing & Logistics and Lancer Transportation Manage Employee Time and Attendance

See how Kronos Workforce Ready helped two separate third-party logistics companies manage employee time and attendance–and improve their bottom line.

Fireworks - Recruiting Survey Report

Social Media Dominates Recruiting Channels

Social media has increased the number of candidate recruiting channels available to recruiters. But do these new channels deliver high quality candidates?

Money Money Money

Should You Keep Your Payroll In-house or Outsource It?

Payroll has long been one of the most outsourced functions in the business world, but it might be worth considering keeping payroll in-house.

Sky's the Limit

The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions

The human resources department is doomed. There’s no viable future for the HR function. At least that’s what some are saying. They’re wrong.

Bartenders

Bartenders, Servers, Baristas—and Other Awesome Hires

Some great hires are “diamonds in the rough”: intelligent, passionate and driven people who may not be immediately obvious as the right fit.

You Dont Have a Recruiting Problem

You Don’t Have a Recruiting Problem; You’ve Got a Marketing Problem

Rather than re-wording your job descriptions or posting on another job board, you should approach your recruiting problem as a marketing problem.

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Pay Employees for Referring New Hires? Heck, I’ll Pay Anyone for a Great Hire!

If employees can refer great new hires, why can’t people who don’t work for us? Our 500 Bucks Program takes referrals a step further.

Caduceus

Preparing for the Affordable Care Act: Our CEO’s Advice for Small Businesses

The Affordable Care Act is confusing. Our CEO gives his advice to small businesses owners to help them prepare for its implementation in 2015.

Baseball

The Talent Management Double Play

Tinkers to Evers to Chance was a famous double play for the Chicago Cubs. Like a double play, managing employees should be a three-pronged approach.

Coffee

Role-Playing During Interviews: Coffee, Anyone?

We learned the hard way that we needed to hire more for raw talent in candidates than job experience. Our solution? The “coffee scenario.”

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Nine Job-Seeking Tips for College Graduates

Through my experience interviewing hundreds of recent grads for my own business, I’ve come up with this list of tips for job-seeking, recent college graduates.

Recruiting Survey 2013

2013 Recruiting Channels Survey

Talent acquisition is a top priority for companies big and small. But with so many options for sourcing talent, where should employers focus their time and energy?

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Do You Even Need a Vacation Policy?

A growing number of companies have done away with vacation policies. Is an unlimited PTO policy something you should consider for your company?

Marsh Case Study

Case Study: Marsh Transforms Itself with Social Technology

In the wake of low employee engagement scores, executive leadership at Marsh committed to making the company a great place to work.

Tuition Assistance

4 Steps to a More Successful Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition assistance programs can close employees’ skill gaps in the near term, and strengthen your internal pipeline of leadership candidates in the long term.

Managers Guide Book

High Potentials vs. High Performers: A Manager’s Guide to Identify, Assess and Develop

Performance and potential are not mutually exclusive. A manager who understands the difference will be more effective in engaging and retaining both.

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters

63 percent of U.S. workers “are not fully engaged in their work and are struggling to cope with work situations that don’t provide sufficient support.”

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The Recognition Software Round-Up: 4 Great Tools to Boost Employee Engagement

Incorporating a formalized recognition program into your talent management initiatives could be the linchpin that prevents good people from leaving your company.

Gold Medals

3 Reasons to Grow Talent You Have Into Leaders You Need

A change has to occur in the way companies source leaders. Rather than look outward when a leader is needed, they should instead continuously look inward.

Company Culture Chief

Company Culture, From the Top: The Emergence of the “Culture Chief”

A growing number of companies are hiring “culture chiefs.” I recently spoke to three company leaders to learn about their experiences with this emerging role.