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Substance Abuse in Organizations Survey!!! 

Substance Abuse in Organizations Survey!!!  | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

Survey Now Available — This survey is targeted to Human Resource Professionals and Organizational Leaders familiar with their organizational policies.  Survey examines experiences, policies, and issues including testing, the opioid crisis, and new issues like pornography and digital addictions in the workplace

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Staffing and Scheduling Are Two Different Things

Staffing and Scheduling Are Two Different Things | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Staffing is finding the right people to do the work. Scheduling is making sure the right people show up on time. Technology can help.
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5 Trends to Transform How We Learn in the Workplace 2019

5 Trends to Transform How We Learn in the Workplace 2019 | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Shaped by technology, new advances and alternative ways of thinking; the way we learn is changing. International teaching providers,
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Brain Teasers to Find the Right Candidates

Brain Teasers to Find the Right Candidates | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Logic-based interview puzzles are becoming increasingly popular in recruitment processes to help employers find the brightest candidates and gain insight
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Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Onboarding Shouldn't Be Like Boarding a Plane

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Onboarding Shouldn't Be Like Boarding a Plane | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
New employee onboarding doesn't have to be an anxiety-filled yet mind-numbing parade of rules, regulations and paperwork. Columnist Jathan Janove tells how Oracle welcomes new employees by being engaging and efficient.
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Which is also a reason it should have never been labeled "onboarding" by HR!

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Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot

Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
In an ultratight labor market, more employers are rolling out automated, one-sided phone interviews.
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This is not just worrisome, it's frightening.  So many possible implications and many of them scary:  turning off candidates (not good in a right market), too easily rejecting great candidates,  too easily moving poor candidates forward (wow!  Robot-based first impressions), too much focus on "having" not "doing."

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Job Candidate Disclosing Why They Quit a Job

Job Candidate Disclosing Why They Quit a Job | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A job candidate asks for the best way to disclose why they quit a job in an interview. Experts share the best way to handle the question.
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Examining the effects of the "Ban the Box" movement

Examining the effects of the "Ban the Box" movement | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
“Ban the Box” policies have come under fire recently for exacerbating racial discrimination in hiring. New research, though, finds that fair-hiring policies broadly work–when the employers using them check their biases.
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#GoogleWalkout: How the 5 demands reflect wider employment struggles

#GoogleWalkout: How the 5 demands reflect wider employment struggles | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
While Google may be the target of discontent at the moment, the protestors' list of demands touches upon several important legal and ethical debates that could affect any HR department.
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10 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Get a Job Today –

10 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Get a Job Today – | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
It's not just you. Despite the unemployment rate being at a 49 year low, a good job is hard to come by even if you're 100% qualified. Elements such as bad interviewers, not having 'the right' college degree, and stagnant wages are just some ways you're not finding the job you deserve. Why? The hiring…
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While the issues identified here are from the job seeker side, the article identifies problems that HR needs to address!

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Train Them the Way They Want to Learn and You’ll Keep Them

Train Them the Way They Want to Learn and You’ll Keep Them | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Over one-in-three American workers today are millennials, officially making this the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. Millennials also happen to be the most likely to job-hop, with 21% telling Gallup researchers in 2016 that they changed jobs within
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Amazon’s Wage Hike Comes with Strings

Amazon’s Wage Hike Comes with Strings | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Amazon workers in the U.S.—full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal—will earn at least $15 an hour starting on Nov. 1, 2018. But there's a catch or two, critics are pointing out.
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EEOC Says Harassment Charges and Litigation Increased Dramatically In FY 2018

EEOC Says Harassment Charges and Litigation Increased Dramatically In FY 2018 | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s litigation program brought 66 lawsuits alleging workplace harassment (41 alleging sexual harassment) in fiscal year 2018 (which ended Sept. 30, 2018), a more than 50% increase over the prior year, Acting Chair Victoria A.
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Dolly Parton on Talent

Dolly Parton on Talent | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
“ Above everything else I've done - I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent. ”
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A key component of performance-based hiring:  the "energy-based" traits outweigh talent.

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Why Do Personality Tests Fail at Selection?

Why Do Personality Tests Fail at Selection? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A newly released book on the history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has made wave for a round of press questioning the use of personality
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Some interesting points -- important to recognize that any tool's power rests in the "hands" of a user -- not in the tool itself -- applies to hammers and personality tests.

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Watch for these 5 hiring trends in 2019

Watch for these 5 hiring trends in 2019 | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
As we head into a new year, leading recruitment executives predict hiring trends to prepare and plan for whether you are looking for a job or looking to fill one.
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In 2019, Hashtags Will Be the Unexpected Secret To Hiring Top Talent

In 2019, Hashtags Will Be the Unexpected Secret To Hiring Top Talent | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Why recruiting great candidates in the future will require companies to speak a common hashtag language.
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Employee Performance Management-Trick or Treat |Synergita

Employee Performance Management-Trick or Treat |Synergita | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

Find out whether your employee performance review is a trick or treat? Check out the ways to make your performance management a treat to all. https://goo.gl/zWwE9E

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Lawsuit says GM tolerated nooses, racism at Toledo plant

Lawsuit says GM tolerated nooses, racism at Toledo plant | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
General Motors is sued by several black workers alleging widespread racism in Toledo plant.
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Frightening!  Where was/is "management?"

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This is why your employees cut corners (and what to do about it)

This is why your employees cut corners (and what to do about it) | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
It’s not necessarily laziness. Employees may have other reasons for ditching processes.
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Very important from multiple perspectives.

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CliftonStrengths: Why You Need All 34

CliftonStrengths: Why You Need All 34 | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Learn why getting coached on all 34 CliftonStrengths themes is infinitely more transformative than receiving feedback on only your Top 5.
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Working to keep employees from being poached? Not so fast.

Working to keep employees from being poached? Not so fast. | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
DOJ plans to pursue criminal charges against those who agree not to solicit a competitor's employees, so HR must be extra vigilant, experts said during a recent webinar.
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A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal)

A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal) | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Across the board, people who said they felt like their relationship with their work supervisor was more like that of partners, as opposed to one in which they felt like their supervisor was more of a traditional boss, were likely to report much greater life satisfaction. 
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Very, very important!

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Amazon to give some workers additional pay bumps to make up for slashed bonuses

Amazon to give some workers additional pay bumps to make up for slashed bonuses | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Amazon maintains that all employees "will see an increase in their total compensation as a result of this announcement."
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How to Use Video to Make Hiring More Efficient

Here's how video and a video content management system can help you make your hiring and onboarding processes faster and more effective.
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Why Analytics Should Come Before Anything Else

Why Analytics Should Come Before Anything Else | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Peter Navin, the SVP employee experience at Grand Rounds Inc., has an interesting stance on analytics. Typically, HR has all its core functions in place before it tentatively tacks on an analytics team. Peter, took an unusual approach, he always
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