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Category Archives for "Recruitment"

Here’s Why Your Employees Don’t Love Their Benefits

Could it be that they don’t understand them? Are they overwhelmed with the acronyms and options? Are they confusing deductibles with premiums? Do they get why one plan offers a health savings account and another does not? We get it. Benefits are confusing for most people. As an HR leader, you spend all day in that world: medical, dental, vision, and more. But employees? They think about them once a year, during open enrollment. They […]

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Why More Companies Have Embraced the Dog-Friendly Office

Every morning, millions of dog-owning Americans experience grief and guilt as they leave for their morning commute. Every morning, millions of dogs give their owners those sad puppy-dog eyes, begging them not to leave for work. For some puppy parents, this is starting to change. Organizations from Glassdoor and Etsy to SalesForce and Google are letting their employees bring their pet dogs to work with them. About 9% of American organizations have dog-friendly policies, but […]

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Does Your Company’s Work Culture Stink? Here’s What to Do.

Sheila told herself that it was just a case of the Mondays. It was only 1 p.m., and Sheila, an HR leader at Bobtopolis Industries, had already spotted two people crying in the hallway at work. “Well, nobody likes Mondays,” she thought. At 2, Sheila received three resignation emails, one from an employee who had started just a few months ago. Then, Sheila discovered a new batch of Glassdoor reviews of Bobtopolis, which was even […]

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5 Family-Friendly Perks That Working Parents Love

Last week, we talked about how seven different companies help employees balance work and family. Now we’ve got some tips on how you can make your workplace a haven for working parents. Companies offer family-friendly perks because they know that a stressed employee is a distracted employee and a happy employee is loyal and productive. Steps as inexpensive and simple as offering telecommuting options or rethinking meeting schedules can make a huge difference to the […]

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The 7 Best Companies for Working Parents in 2019

Hosting 8:30 a.m. meetings after zero hours of sleep, telling I.T. you need a new work laptop because someone spilled apple juice all over the old one, buying a new tie after a vomiting child ruined your favorite: These are just a few of the joyful moments working parents get to experience every day. Luckily, more employers have recognized that happy workers equal good workers, and by offering tools and benefits to help employees with […]

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Here’s Why You Should Recruit Ex-Offenders

Carrying seaweed at night is against the law in New Hampshire. In North Carolina, playing bingo for more than five hours straight can get you thrown in the slammer. Live in West Virginia? Don’t even think about using a ferret to help you hunt. Breaking any of these silly laws can give someone a criminal record, which is one of many reasons why we need to change how we think about hiring Americans with these […]

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