We chatted with three HR heavyweights to understand the biggest takeaways from SHRM as well as get their take on where HR is headed and what you should be focusing on right now.
Sometimes during a recruitment effort, an employer has the good fortune of receiving a bounty of stellar resumes. Unfortunately, the hiring situation at a small business may be such that only one person can join the team at the present time. Discarding the rest of the applications, however, could be a huge mistake. Instead, these candidates can form the basis of a valuable talent pipeline.
Is it time for American businesses to rethink how they define “normal” business hours? According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, the majority of U.S. workers (59 percent) say the traditional 9-to-5 work day is a thing of the past.
Thanks to technology that enables employees to check in from anywhere – at any time – the work day has become much more fluid for many.
Recruiting commonly involves two things small businesses tend to lack: time and money. Making the process more efficient saves those valuable resources for other efforts to grow the company. An employee referral program does this by utilizing an existing asset – current staff.
Asking team members to think about which people in their networks might make a good addition to the company generates a candidate pool.
According to CareerBuilder's new survey, nearly 3 in 5 workers (59 percent) are of the opinion that the traditional 9-to-5 workday is a thing of the past
Having a small staff promotes close relationships between managers and employees. People tend to get to know each other well both professionally and personally, and a family-like camaraderie may fill the workplace. While such bonds provide a great sense of being a team, they can make delivering criticism difficult. Leaders may put off having tough (but necessary) conversations because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Unlimited vacation time sounds like a worker’s dream and an employer’s nightmare. What company in its right mind would implement a policy where staff members can take off however much time they want? Nothing would get done, and the business would go belly up, right?
Tell that to Netflix, LinkedIn, Virgin Group, Grubhub, Grant Thornton, and others that offer unlimited time off as part of their benefits packages.
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