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December 4, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: HR Daily Advisor High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers. With nearly half of…

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Me Too
November 30, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Training Magazine Companies need to be vigilant about maintaining a safe working environment, and workers can help mitigate negative scenarios by keeping in mind these suggestions. Women and men everywhere are speaking up about inequality, injustice, and sexual harassment—all topics that have…

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Performance Review
November 29, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: Entrepreneur It’s not uncommon for "performance review season" -- which many companies are about to embark on -- to cast a shadow over a company’s employees. Almost everyone who participates in a performance review is dissatisfied with the process. There's evidence of that: Deloitte recently conducted…

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July 26, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published By: Staffing Industry Analysts - The Staffing Stream  Many Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at their workplace, so it is no surprise that relationships can often begin between colleagues. However, in the wake of the #MeToo movement involving shifting social attitudes and holding…

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July 10, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager Published By: HR.com  Agile is probably not the first word you would use to describe the traditional model for hiring and staffing your organization. Typically, human resources departments hire candidates for defined roles with rigid criteria for lateral moves or promotions. But ignoring the agile approach hinders organizations from…

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May 14, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: HR Daily Advisor  Yesterday we began to learn about enterprise risk management (ERM) and how it influences HR. Today we’ll look at risk appetite, performing a risk assessment, and prioritizing risks. Determine Risk Appetite Of all the steps, this one tends to be the most difficult for…

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May 14, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: HR Daily Advisor You know that funny feeling you get in your gut when you leave the house thinking you forgot something? That exact feeling hit me earlier in my career when our company launched a division in a completely unfamiliar industry. At the beginning, things…

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February 6, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: Entrepreneur.  The insurance industry gets a bad rap as outdated and inefficient. But one insurance firm, CSAA Insurance Group, is bucking the stereotype with a strikingly modern approach to innovation. This American Automobile Association-affiliated insurer caught the attention of the Harvard Business Review last August due to its…

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January 3, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources Published By: CEOWORLD Magazine.  Near-perfect productivity. Immune to drama and gossip. Efficient from morning to night. It’s a profile of the ideal worker. It’s also a list of qualities human beings will never have. What else do those attributes describe? An “R” word so contentious that it’s rarely…

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December 13, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Imagine you're at a holiday get-together with your extended family. Multiple generations — so many backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and opinions — are gathered in one room. Now, figure out a one-size-fits-all job offer you could make that would perfectly entice each and every person to join your company. If that task seems impossible, that’s because…

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