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5 recruitment trends HR leaders are expecting in 2017

It’s never too early to start planning 2017's recruitment strategy. In the coming year, the competition for skilled talent will continue to heat up, a new wave of college grads will be seeking career opportunities, and recruiters will be tasked with connecting to more quality candidates using the best technology and social marketing efforts available. ...




Understand Culture, values to Reach, Keep Hispanic Workers

NEW ORLEANS—Companies that want to be an employer of choice for Hispanic workers need to understand the value this group places on family, their culture and their desire for self-improvement, according to Miguel Joey Aviles, founder and CEO of Virginia-based MJA International, a talent management consulting firm. ...




As tech industry grapples with diversity questions, Microsoft targets executives' pay

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will tie executive bonuses to workforce diversity goals as the tech industry continues to struggle to increase the number of women and minorities in the workplace.
 
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) instituted the new bonus rule after the company witnessed a decline in its number of female employees for the second consecutive year, down to 25. ...




Initiative to Hire Hispanics Produces Mixed Results

Following is the summary of a recent report by OPM on initiatives to increase the representation of Hispanics in the federal workplace, for many years the most under-represented demographic group when compared with the overall American workforce.
In compliance with Executive Order 13171, this report provides the most recent statistical data on Hispanic representation in the career Federal workforce. ...




Diversity in the Workplace

As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of the American workforce consisted of white males. They were typically the sole breadwinners in the household, expected to retire by age 65 and spend their retirement years in leisure activities. ...




5 Ways to Foster a More Inclusive Culture

At Asana, we spend our days creating and sharing software that helps organizations manage projects and operate effectively across all arms of their businesses. In a nutshell, we empower workforces—including Uber, Pinterest, and our own team—to do great things together. ...




5 interview questions HR leaders should be asking now

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. 
 
Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But these five questions, from Amy Zimmerman and Jen Richard of the online financial tech company Kabbage can help you do just that. ...




12 Problems All People Who Have Worked in Fast Food Understand

1. All the little things customers do mid-order can make the entire process slow down. Like when you’re asking if they want a drink, but they decide to respond to a text in the middle of the order. Or when you hold out your hand to take their card or cash, but they put it on the counter in front of you instead. ...




5 Keys to Hiring Talented Remote Workers

Remote hiring: Most people either love it or hate it! From an employer’s perspective, remote hiring is a task that contains unique challenges. Without being able to rely on gut instinct that comes from face-to-face interviews, a hiring manager is missing some key information about a candidate. ...




Should your workplace have a nap room?

According to a study from the Harvard Medical School, insufficiently rested employees cost U.S. companies $63 billion in productivity losses. You cannot regulate whether your employees get sufficient sleep outside of the workplace, but you can battle this statistic in one simple way — provide a "nap room" or similar place for them to catch a quick nap. ...