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5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an HR Consultant

This article originally appeared in HR Excellence Essentials. Anyone that has ever attempted an HR project internally, without experienced outside help, is nodding vigorously after reading the title of the post. HR projects are difficult, no two ways about it. If timelines aren’t followed, or checklist items fall through the cracks, the entire HR project […]

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How to Know It’s Time to Add an HR Department

With so many nascent companies experiencing rapid growth the past few years, the question of when it’s appropriate to create an HR department (and not rely on agencies or outsourcing) is on the horizon.  HR activities at startups are often reactive in nature instead of proactive. That leaves gaps in the system. Heather Huhman, career […]

Predictive analytics could be the next big thing in the business of human resources.

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

What happens when you have endless data at your fingertips, but you can’t interpret it? You’re wasting valuable resource. We all understand by this point that HR-related data is critical to an organization’s success. But progress and adoption from businesses has been slow. A Harvard Business Review analytics study of 230 executives suggests a stunning rate […]

Businesses can use data stored in HR software to predict how well an applicant will fit into their company.

There’s No Such Thing as Big Data in HR

This piece from Peter Cappelli in the Harvard Business Review touches on an interesting subject. What really is “Big Data” and how does it relate to the current trends in human resources? One of the reasons for the special attention being given to big data in HR is that the department is always under pressure […]

Classroom-style instruction is one approach to delivering end-user training.

What is human resources development (HRD)?

Human resource development includes training an individual after he/she is first hired, providing opportunities to learn new skills, distributing resources that are beneficial for the employee’s tasks, and any other developmental activities. This set of processes within the HR department is critical to employee on-boarding and retention. Without proper training, employees can not succeed. Without […]

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The Current State of HR Technology and HR Systems

Guest post by: Sally Keys Leveraging the power of technology for security, convenience, and efficiency is a must in today’s HR environment. Automating your human resources tasks does not need to be expensive with new cloud technologies. In fact, the cloud is an indispensable tool for managing your workers at an efficient pace and price. […]

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Jobless Benefit Claims Drop Despite Slump in Hiring

The figures for Americans claiming unemployment benefits show a steep drop, despite predictions of an increase. This could suggest that the U.S. labor market is staying strong, regardless of the significant slowdown in job growth in March. Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 1,000 to 234,000 for the week ending April 8, according to the Labor […]