Workplace

Background Screening Policy Helps You Avoid Hiring Pitfalls

22 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

Background screening has become almost universally adopted, and according to the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), more than nine out of 10 companies screen candidates. This rising trend exists for good reason. Failing to make safe hiring decisions not only puts people at risk but...

Disaster Recovery Planning… Reflections from the California Fires

12 December in Best Practices, Business, Human Business, News Updates, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

What, when and why it’s worth every dime. Having been in various forms of executive management for over 22 years, I can attest it is sometimes hard to fork over the cash for “what if” scenarios. Sure, we all have health insurance, car insurance, life insurance,...

Employee Advocacy

11 December in Best Practices, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workplace

Why Does Culture and Advocacy Matter? There is a lot of research out there that supports the direct correlation between employee satisfaction and its impact on customer satisfaction.  When employees are engaged advocates, they will go the extra mile for the customer, seeking out alternate and...

Flexwork Enhances Your Workplace Culture

13 November in Best Practices, Business, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

“Workplace flexibility is about improving business results by giving people control over their lifestyle choices and to determine when they are most productive to work .” Today's top talent demands more flexwork options - and employers that offer telework, remote work and more flexible hours are...

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Webinar Recap: Decrease Recruiting Time Without Sacrificing Quality

15 August in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

On August 15, 2017, Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant (McGraw-Hill, April 2017) lead a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar. During the presentation, Scott addressed how better-interviewing methods improve precision and speed, why creating talent communities is a...

Video is not the next big thing, it IS the big thing

24 July in HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

And other lessons learned at Social Media Boot Camp in Honolulu. Hawaii’s leading social media workshop for employers opened with an eye-opening look at how video is being used to communicate workstyles and company values, promote career opportunities and events such as job fairs, and storytelling....