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HR Data Alone Won’t Make You Strategic

Embedded analytics — defined by Gartner as analytic capabilities that are “easily accessible from inside the application, without forcing users to switch between systems” — are one tactic that has been heralded as an effective approach for facilitating data-driven decisions. For HR leaders, the promise of embedded analytics is especially appealing, due to…

What Candy Crush Taught Me About Being a Good Manager

Business lessons can sneak up in the oddest of places. Even viral online games can give us insight into important organizational processes. I’m not afraid to admit it; I’ve been playing Candy Crush Saga off and on for a few months. For those unfamiliar, it is a highly addictive game where you work…

What You Don’t Know About Your Retirement Plan Could Sink You

The U.S. Department of Labor in August significantly increased its penalties for retirement plan sponsors who get caught making compliance errors before they correct them on their own. What previously might have only been a fine of a few hundred dollars through the DOL’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program can instead result in penalties…

7 Steps to Growing Great Leaders

Effective leaders are a key resource at all levels of an organization. Leaders are a necessity if companies are to thrive and succeed in the long-term. Great leaders push a company forward, elevate expectations, and are well-equipped to motivate those around them. Leaders are critical, as they align employees to the company’s overall…

The Hiring Secrets of Top CEOs

Every company, especially a large one, makes every effort to recruit the cream of the crop. However, even a skilled sourcer will experience problems hunting for the right applicant with whom the company will achieve short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes companies’ CEOs successfully turn into recruiters and win trophies, i.e. outstanding candidates. But…

Background Checking In a Gig Economy

The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years — from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying…

Preparing for Your Next Virtual Interview

Searching for the right candidate is easier than ever given the rise of the virtual interview. Virtual interviews offer recruiters the opportunity to quickly reach a diverse applicant pool without the cost of time and travel, and have the added benefit of speaking face to face, something that’s missing in phone interviews. While…