When Times Are Tough, Invest in Your Team

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BY BRIAN FORMATO     Most struggling organizations try to figure out how to turn their fortunes around. They look at various metrics and investigate cutting costs, increasing production, expanding their offerings, and a whole host of other options. Team building, though, rarely tops their lists, with many HR managers thinking of it as an…

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization

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One of the best things you can do for your career is learn how to be a great communicator. After all, if you’re unable to get your point across in a way that inspires others to take action, how can your HR initiatives (or your career) possibly succeed? In any workplace conversation—whether it’s with a…

Relocating? Temporary Work is What You Need to Succeed

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Relocating is a hassle sometimes, especially if you do not have a job lined up at the place you’re moving to. Sometimes you need to move first before finding a job, which is stressful for everyone who finds themselves in that position. Whether it’s a sudden family illness that requires your care, your spouse’s new…

The Top Overlooked Candidate Skills – and How to Spot Them

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When writing a job description, it’s natural and even practical for hiring managers and HR staffers to default to the basic requirements of the role: educational degrees, experience, technical skills, etc. Those elements will do the trick to get the idea across, but organizations that hope to attract dynamic job candidates need to adopt a…

Is IT Taking Over HR?

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Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled a surge in HR’s usage of technology: Software is being deployed to manage areas such as internal mobility, appraisal management, succession planning and personal development. E-recruitment and performance management software are dramatically…