1. Articles in category: Modern HR

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    1. The Intricacies of Internship Payment

      The Intricacies of Internship Payment

      Here's an age-old question: should internships be paid? Luckily we stumbled upon this interesting piece from HR Dept. It's called Should You Be Paying Your Interns?.

      It gives us some enlightening ideas. This one, in particular, piqued our curiosity:

      Other types of internships that don’t require pay include voluntary workers for a charity or fundraising body and those who partake in shadow work which is for observation purposes only. If the intern is truly a volunteer they will have agreed to work for free and be able to come and go as they please. It has been ...

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    2. Keeping the 'Human' in Human Resource

      Keeping the 'Human' in Human Resource

      A.I. and automation is all the rage now. But, is this trend taking out the "human" in human resource management? Here's a fascinating article about this topic from \HRM Online. It's called How to Keep the Human Touch in Hiring.

      It shares interesting insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Humans are going to code the machines, and as such we have to ensure that the ethics behind this are to a high-standard. We must ensure we don’t include unconscious biases in the algorithms that make the machines function. These aspects should ensure that HR remain human ...

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    3. Hacking The Recruitment Process

      Hacking The Recruitment Process

      Rejections and getting seen zoned are facts of life for job seekers. This article from the recruitment website Ladders shows some promise in helping you get your application seen by the hiring manager. It's called Tricking the System Into Giving You Interviews.

      It has some great tips. Here's one that we thought was worth the share:

      For Millennials, the phone is an often overlooked career tool.  Yes, picking up the phone and leaving a polite message for the hiring manager or head of HR is a thing, as they say.

       For Gen X, you may have forgotten about ...

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    4. Getting the Cream of The Crop of Young Talents

      Getting the Cream of The Crop of Young Talents

      This article from the recruitment website Abacus piqued our curiosity. The author calls it How SMEs Can Shape Their Offering to Solve the Talent Challenge.

      It offers up some really interesting nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Illustrate your commitment to diversity. This is such a huge item of at present, ignore it at your peril. Especially if your recruitment tends to mean appointing under 25s. If you are unsure what your businesses commitment to diversity is, you need to bring your senior team together and rethink it.

      Check out the rest of this fascinating article from the ...

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    5. Pet Therapy in the Workplace: The Benefits of Having an Office Dog

      Pet Therapy in the Workplace: The Benefits of Having an Office Dog

      Pet owners have long known that their furry friends significantly reduce stress and make them happier human beings. Companies have recently joined the bandwagon with "bring your dog to work day" programs and having office pets. And while you might think that this trend is reserved for businesses dominated by creatives and young entrepreneurs, you'd be surprised to find that a law office has adopted it too.

      Micheal Tiyce, principal at Tiyce and Lawyers, writes for Smart Company on 6 reasons he thinks every office should have an office dog. He brings his adorable schnauzer Ferdinand with him every ...

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    6. Top 5 Blogs to Read to Keep up with HR Trends in 2019

      Top 5 Blogs to Read to Keep up with HR Trends in 2019

      There's a need for HR practitioners to be up-to-date on modern practices and trends. There's a lot of ways to do that--traditionally, it's about attending conferences and seminars, networking with other professionals in the field, getting further studies, among others. But if you want to keep up with the latest while causing little impact on your company time and resources, why not read blogs?

      Callum Sharp of Turbine HQ has compiled the top 5 HR blogs of 2019 that you visit for the latest news in the field:

      For 2019, we expect to see automation technologies continue ...

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    7. Personnel File Management Tips That Your Office Should Start Implementing Now

      Personnel File Management Tips That Your Office Should Start Implementing Now

      We found this article from HR in Motion LLC. It's called Personnel Files: What's in Your File?

      It shares some fascinating advice. Here's one that we thought was most interesting:

      Employees have the right to access their personnel files and it is good practice for them do so periodically. Some companies choose a formal request method with a trail of paperwork and others allow informal requests via email. Regardless of the method, each company should be sure to create a solid policy and procedure that is clearly communicated to employees and managers.

      Take a look at the ...

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    8. The Importance of Social Impact in Business Today

      The Importance of Social Impact in Business Today

      More and more people are becoming aware of social issues, and this has translated to a shift in what applicants are looking for in prospective companies. Paul Pollizotto of Chief Executive talks about this trend that is changing business leaders today:

      A company’s social impact strategy isn’t only essential for its brand image, it’s also imperative for its bottom line. From an investment standpoint, a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics matter. 

      Learn more about the benefits of integrating social impact by reading the full article. 

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    9. Respecting Privacy in Pre-Employment Checks

      Respecting Privacy in Pre-Employment Checks

      Thought we’d share this thought-provoking article from the Inside HR. It’s by the accomplished HR practitioner Amy Zhang.

      In it, she offers some interesting perspectives. This one, in particular, was striking:

      Employers must be mindful that these pre-employment checks can not only be intrusive, but also invasive to potential employees. They must also be wary of the confidential nature of the information which has been disclosed by a prospective employee and ensure such checks are being conducted and handled with due care so as to avoid placing the employer at risk of breaching the Privacy Act. 

      Take a ...

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    10. Skills for Entry Level Jobs That You Might Want to Consider Attaining

      Skills for Entry Level Jobs That You Might Want to Consider Attaining

      Here's a fascinating article from the EBoss Recruitment. It's called Britain's Most Sought After Entry Skills.

      It shares some useful insights. Here's a short snippet:

      Technology is making candidate screening ever more sophisticated. It means that shortlists are improving across the board. And, seemingly, employers are growing increasingly confident when it comes to stipulating those “nice-to-have” extras in the ideal candidate.

      Take a look at the rest of this article for more information and context.

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    11. The Difference between What Perks Employees Want and What Benefits Employers Think They Want

      The Difference between What Perks Employees Want and What Benefits Employers Think They Want

      Aside from salary and benefits, perks are a strong weapon in the recruitment arsenal. There's been a whole load of innovative ideas from HR practioners--from office yoga sessions to free coffee and tea to an additional day's leave for birthdays, and everything in between. But among these, what do employees actually appreciate the most? And are these the same things that recruiters highlight to get applicants?

      HRNews UK delves into a study that asks just that:

      Today, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform has partnered with TalentPool, the UK’s leading talent matching platform, to analyse ...

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    12. Why Culture Fit Is A Prime Consideration When Choosing a New CEO

      Why Culture Fit Is A Prime Consideration When Choosing a New CEO

      When you think of hiring a new CEO, you inevitably jump to high-ranking employees in similar industries with good track records, excellent credentials, and relevant background. But Fred Crawford of the Chief Executive website says this about choosing a new leader for the company:

       As the late, great Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

      Why is culture fit so important when looking for a new CEO--or for any person in a high-ranking management role, for that matter? Learn more about it by reading the full article!

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    13. Productive Activities That Property Investors Can Do While There's a Downturn

      Productive Activities That Property Investors Can Do While There's a Downturn

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from the blog pages of Infotrack. It's called 5 Tips to Get Ahead During the Property Market Downturn.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      I looked at this downturn as an opportunity to take time to put in place processes and procedures to ensure that when the market did pick up, my business would be running like a well-oiled machine.

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and context...

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    14. The Importance of Systems

      The Importance of Systems

      This article from Australian Financial Review piqued our curiosity. The author calls it Cultural Convergence and we thought we'd share it here.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one, in particular, was very thought-provoking:

      While the culture of an organisation is usually thought of as its people, Sammartino’s take is different – he says it is the systems the people move around in.

      For that reason, he says the best way to change the culture is to change the physical space people work in.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

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    15. Middle Age Crisis of Opportunity

      Middle Age Crisis of Opportunity

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from HR News UK. They title it Ageing Workforce Left on the Shelf: Research Shows Lack of Opportunities for Over 50s.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, we thought, was worth the share:

      ...the research shows that 41% of workers over 50 feel there is a lack of opportunities available to them at their current workplace. This poses the risk of over 15 years’ untapped potential as workers’ careers stagnate and their amassed knowledge and experience isn’t utilised.

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and context.

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    16. What Motivates Gen Zs Entering the Workforce?

      What Motivates Gen Zs Entering the Workforce?

      Thought we'd share this amazing article from Newsweek. It's called Gen Zs Are Determined to Avoid the Mistakes of Their Predecessors and we think it's worth taking a look at.

      It shares some insights on the influx of Gen Z workers. Here's a short excerpt for some context:

      They aren't interested in taking any chances. The booming economy seems to have done little to assuage this underlying generational sense of anxious urgency, especially for those who have college debt.

      It's an interesting article that you may want to read in full. Just click on ...

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    17. How To Make Working From Home Work For You & The Boss

      How To Make Working From Home Work For You & The Boss

      Here's a fascinating article from Bandt that we thought we would share. It's called How to Make Working from Home Work for You & The Boss.

      It has a lot of helpful tips for remote workers and employers. Here's one that we thought was really important:

      If remote team members feel confused or bamboozled by technology, then they rebel against the tools and don’t use them. Headache. Check in regularly that project management tools are being used correctly and ideally refer to them in your communications via email or chat to keep emphasising their importance.

      For other ...

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    18. Things to Remember When Introducing a New Policy to the Workplace

      Things to Remember When Introducing a New Policy to the Workplace

      Came across this great article from the HR Daily community page and thought that it would be an awesome read for you too. It's called How to Introduce Policies in the Workplace.

      In it, Kaila Medica shares some insights on policy introduction. Here's one that we thought was important:

      Ask for feedback once the policy is announced, and maybe even test a "draft" version first before implementing the policy in full. If training is needed, make sure this is arranged well before it becomes an overdue necessity. 

      For more information and context, give the article a read...

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    19. What to Do When You Feel Like You're Stuck in a Rut

      What to Do When You Feel Like You're Stuck in a Rut

      We happened upon this article from Syndey Morning Herald and thought we would share it here. It's called Feel Stuck in a Rut at Work? It's Time for a Reality Check.

      In it, organisational and counselling psychologist Jasmine Sliger shares some tips on how to free yourself from this feeling. Here's a short excerpt for some context:

      You may be 'value adding' to your organisation but their 'value add' may not be your 'value add'. It may be time for a reality check.

      Sometimes we need to look at whether we have been in the same job ...

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    20. How Your Mindset Sets You Up for Success

      How Your Mindset Sets You Up for Success

      Came across this Thrive Time Show Episode and thought that we would share it with you. It's titled What Mindsets Do I Need to Succeed?

      In it, Clay Clark shares some fascinating insights. Here's one of them:

      I think one of the things that surprised me most when I started working with some of the ultra-successful people in our world was that they’re very big on mentorship. So you will find someone that is uber successful and yet still goes to someone they think is better than them either in certain aspects or certain areas. And they ...

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    21. Who Should Be Fired Immediately?

      Who Should Be Fired Immediately?

      Have you read this interesting article from the Construction Business Owner? It's called Which Employee(s) Do You Need to Fire?

      It has some great insights. Here's one of them:

      When employees stop growing or run out of momentum, they become dead weight, slowing down your company’s growth and becoming a hazard to others. When you don’t cut ties with dead-weight employees, other employees are forced to endure them, find ways to work around them, cover for their mistakes and make excuses for them.

      For more useful insights, give the rest of the article a read ...

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    22. Why Upgrade Your Offices?

      Why Upgrade Your Offices?

      Found this fascinating article from Business Daily Australia and thought that it would be awesome to share here. It's called 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Business Premises.

      It shares some great insights. Here's one of them:

      The location of your premises can only be viable so long as it meets specific criteria. Open space, adequate resources and sufficient health and safety provisions are just a few of the different examples. If you don't have suitable health and safety provisions, how can you expect to look after your employees correctly? It's an issue which becomes increasingly relevant ...

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    23. How to Ask for a Promotion Without Demanding or even Requesting It

      How to Ask for a Promotion Without Demanding or even Requesting It

      We just had to share this article from CNBC. It's called Want a Promotion? Don't Lead with a Demand or even a Request. Lead with This Instead.

      It shares some truly fascinating tips on how to ask for a promotion. Here's one that we thought was truly thought-provoking:

      Rome wasn’t built in a day, and great ideas aren’t formed overnight — they take time, insight from multiple parties and the right person/people to execute them. If you see an opportunity to do something differently or better, think through the possible obstacles or objections to doing ...

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