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Young business woman reading an offer letter
August 30, 2021 Read time: 6 minutes

How many job offer letters have you sent in your HR career? Fifty? One hundred? Five hundred? Believe it or not, you probably would have sent just one or two offer letters per year a few decades ago. Back then, offer letters were largely written for executive-level or professional roles. But today, with positions becoming…

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Young business man happy to pack up his office
May 7, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

While we’re all hopeful that the pandemic will soon be behind us, it’s increasingly clear that remote work is here to stay. Research from Willis Towers Watson suggests that employers expect almost 40% of their employees to work remotely by the end of this year, and Robert Half found that more than one-third of professionals would sooner find another…

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HR manager interviewing female candidate at desk
March 19, 2020 Read time: 4 minutes

With businesses struggling to find, hire, and keep skilled full-time employees in this economy of low unemployment, many have turned to contingent, or temporary, workers. Contingent workers can fill in on special projects or deliver on short-term needs. Because of this, gig workers have never been more practical. Recent surveys show that over a third of American workers…

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December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses can count on one thing in when it comes to the economy: change. But uncertainty brings with it a promise of opportunity if they remain flexible in their thinking and planning. Being able to pivot can help avoid the turmoil of disruption — an essential ability in a rapidly moving marketplace. The recently released…

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HR Compliance Checklist
December 12, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

The gig economy has solved many problems for companies and has presented many opportunities for workers. But it presents several regulatory and HR compliance issues. Are you sure your business is in compliance with its online talent? Use this HR compliance checklist to figure out whether your company is handling everything correctly. Please see the…

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November 4, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

More than two millennia ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that change “is the only constant.” It's a sentiment that no human resources professional would argue with.   The economic landscape has undergone tremendous upheavals over the past 20 years, much of it due to the tech-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Consequently, businesses owe it to their…

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October 1, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Which type of business culture will you emphasize in your company? A strategically aligned culture breeds multiple benefits, with leadership that’s consistently more accessible and workers who are cross-trained and can comfortably discuss problems and propose solutions. According to the “Global Innovation 1000” study, companies with aligned cultures and innovation strategies demonstrate 30% higher enterprise growth…

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July 29, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

When you look at the numbers, there’s no question that freelancing is more than a fad. Half of Millennial workers are already doing it, and by 2027, freelancers are set to become the majority of the workforce. But just because freelancing is on the rise, that doesn't mean it's widely accepted. In fact, there are a number…

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How AI Can Help HR
July 2, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Human resources professionals are turning to technology to help them hire the right people more quickly and easily. Artificial intelligence tools are helping HR administrators in many ways — and transforming talent acquisition in the process. Although fully adopting AI and machine learning might be far off for some, there are plenty of applications that…

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Blockchain and Hiring
June 25, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Blockchain tools can help human resources professionals handle all kinds of tasks. From identity validation and background checks to referral systems and payment processing, blockchain technology offers a variety of improved tools for HR departments in the know. With so much to learn about this emerging technology, HR professionals have to find balance to leverage…

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