HR technology

It’s Your Job to Keep Company Data Safe So Talk to IT

Terminating employees is never a fun task for HR, but it’s sometimes a necessary function that must be handled properly. Ensuring the organization’s sensitive information remains secure even as internal personnel are let go is a vital part of that function and one that puts HR on the front lines of data privacy…

Using References As a Screening Tool

The big challenge in recruiting is getting high quality information so that one can accurately match a candidate to a job. One potentially underutilized source of good information is references. Most companies use reference checking towards the end of the recruiting process and often it’s mainly to ensure there isn’t some derailer they’ve…

How to Ensure Your Shared Service Center Delivers On the Promise

It’s Sunday night in a dimly lit regional office. Major presentation is due Monday morning to senior management on the recent changes to corporate HR policies. The majority of the new initiatives are bound to create ripples among the local workforce, especially, in terms of shrinking career advancement opportunities on foreign postings and…

Get That Seat at the Table Using Metrics to Look Forward

Over the years, human resources has been bumped down lower and lower on the influencer list in organizations, and losing what seats professionals ever had at the executive table. This shift has been largely caused by HR’s increasing focus on operational tasks. Consequently, HR is seen as a support group rather than a…

The HR Bots Are Coming! Will You Be Ready?

The robot revolution has arrived. With major companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo all launching some version of a chatbot or virtual assistant in the coming months, the tide is quickly turning toward a more automated future. And as various companies connect these tools internally to their data collection systems, it is a…

Do You Have the Tools to Make Your Remote Workers Feel Connected?

Businesses invest the most capital in two things: their real estate and their people. This means that physical office spaces and hiring/onboarding practices are not only top priorities, but their largest fixed costs, as well. Yet as the standard workplace shifts to a more flexible model, companies are beginning to change the way…

Understanding Your Employees Is the Key to Offering Personalized Benefits Programs

HR professionals today are challenged with developing a long-term reward strategy that suits the individual requirements of each employee. According to my company’s research — 2015 Global Employee Benefits Watch — employees’ expectations of their companies are shifting. When it comes to finance, health and protection, employees expect a level of cover and…

Target Your Prospects With Programmatic Ad Buys

Deciding where to place a job ad is an important decision; it’s based on how best to get your ad in front of good candidates. For example, if you were looking for a medical technician in Arizona, you’d traditionally place the posting on job boards used by Arizona-based medical technicians. All advertising used…

Technology Brings Alive the Yin-Yang of Management

HR technology is usually about automation, however sometimes HR tech is used as a way to deliver content. I’ve written previously about Sustrana which has lovingly put everything leaders need to know to run corporate social responsibility projects in one place. Polarities Partnerships has done something similar in taking one of the most…

23 Industry & Candidate Insights Every Tech Recruiter NEEDS to Know

In January 2016, Stack Overflow (one of the biggest online platforms where tech professionals can ask and answer questions of each other regarding all aspects of programming), undertook the most comprehensive developer survey ever conducted. They asked over 56,000 coders in 173 countries to share who they are, where they work, what they…

3 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need To Know In 2016

This post originally appeared on the Proactive Talent Blog  Talent acquisition has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years. With 76% of the online population now on social media, it has never been easier to find and source candidates online. However, the social web has also made recruiting more complex as candidates…

Sourcing Your Candidate Database Just Got Easier

Agency recruiters know how important speed is when a job order comes in. Chances are high you aren’t the only one with the order. But only one agency will make the placement. So having a pipeline of qualified candidates is a big advantage. How quickly, though, can you search your CRM or ATS…