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7 signs of authenticity in business

7 Signs of Authenticity in Business

What does authenticity in business look like? It’s a lot more than conducting regular staff meetings or creating open floor plans. Authenticity is part of a company’s core set of values. It involves openness at every level of the business.

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how much are companies spending on new hires?

How Much Are Companies Spending on New Hires?

Onboarding sets the stage for your company’s relationship with a new employee. But, exactly how much are companies spending on new hires? According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Benchmarking Report, the average cost of hiring a new employee is $4,129.

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wellness in the workplace podcast episode

Workplace Wellbeing and Creating a Culture of Wellness by Dr. Bradford Cooper

Workplace wellness efforts can improve employee productivity, increase morale, lower employee stress, lower absenteeism, increase retention, and they might even ultimately reduce healthcare costs for employers. The trick has been implementing effective, long-term wellness strategies that work for both the organizations and their individual employees. On this episode of ProjectHR, our guest is Dr. Bradford Cooper, the CEO of US Corporate Wellness, and he knows how to make workplace wellness stick. He’ll be telling us all about:

– The importance of autonomy;

– The challenges that face employer wellness programs;

– What makes wellness efforts successful; and

– Why employers should strive to create a culture of wellness!

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what does an authentic employer look like

What Does an Authentic Employer Really Look Like in 2020?

Research shows that workplace authenticity — in other words, companies who are authentic in their values —makes an employer more attractive to employees. But how exactly does a company come across as authentic? What does an authentic employer actually look like in 2020, and beyond?

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Putting The Success in Succession Planning: Jim Bitterle

Never has there been a more important time to have solid succession plans in place. Today we stand on the edge of a major generational shift within our workplaces. Baby Boomers have already begun their collective transition into retirement, and once it hits its stride, companies that don’t have a plan in place will struggle. On this episode of ProjectHR, our guest will be Jim Bitterle, Managing Partner at EDSI, and he’ll be telling us all about:
– Why Succession Planning is important;
– Who is typically responsible for the setting a plan in place;
– How it can help you “Hire for the Future”; and
– He’ll walk us through the Succession Planning process, step-by-step!

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10 HR podcasts you should listen to right now

10 HR Podcasts You Should Listen To Right Now

We’ve decided to compile a list of the top ten HR podcasts you should listen to right now, so you don’t have to spend the time researching them. These podcasts are in no particular order but filled with everything you need to help you with leadership, business strategy, and a variety of other HR and business topics.

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HR, PR and the Company Experience: Nick Kalm

Until very recently, HR and PR operated as stand-alone entities — but the rise of technology has meant that relationship is now evolving, growing, and intersecting in ways that genuinely compliment and assist one another. Our guest for this week’s ProjectHR is Nick Kalm, Founder, President, and CEO of Reputation Partners, LLC. and he’ll be telling us all about:

– How both teams benefit from working in concert;
– The importance of the company experience;
– The role of storytelling in both HR and PR; and
– How joining forces can dramatically impact recruitment efforts.

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COVID-19 communication with employees

COVID-19 Communication with Employees + Five Essential Employee Emails to Send Now

Unfortunately, no one has the handbook for communicating with employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but what follows is a suggested approach, as well as some sample texts that can help you convey the right message at the right time.

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Jennifer Orechwa Employee Communication

Employee Communication During A Crisis: Jennifer Orechwa

Talking with employees about COVID-19 is a challenge for many companies right now. Employee communication during a crisis presents unique challenges that require specific solutions. This week on ProjectHR, Jennifer Orechwa discusses strategies, including the language, tone and delivery of your employee-facing communications.

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The Impact of Changing Marijuana Laws on HR : Lisa Nagele-Piazza

As America’s attitudes towards marijuana legalization shift and evolve, so, too, do the jobs of Human Resource professionals. In this ever-changing environment, what happens to workplace drug policies? And how can we all keep up? One way to keep up is to follow Lisa Nagele-Piazza, Senior Legal Editor at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and she is our guest for this week’s episode of ProjectHR. In this episode, we’ll discuss:

– Whether drug testing is worth doing anymore;
– Who is responsible for keeping up with the changing laws;
– What happens to HR when the law changes; and
– Notable legal challenges you should know about.

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