Five HR Conferences You Need to Attend

Too many conferences, not enough time? We’re here to help with a list of five conferences HR professionals across disciplines will find insightful and meaningful, a.k.a., worth the travel. If you hope to increase employee engagement, work with changing technology, or want to improve your recruitment techniques, we’ve got something for you. 1. The SHRM […]

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Five HR Headlines You Need to Read

Spring can be a busy season. If you’ve been focusing on paperwork, new hires, and to-do lists, possibly while surviving the polar vortex, we’re here to bring you up to speed on some of the recent developments in your field. We’ve got the HR news you need, from changes in the global workforce to laws […]

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I Hate Open-Office Plans and So Should You: Part Two

We’ve already confirmed that open offices stink. But here at Beneplace, we never want to address a problem without proposing a solution, so we’ve researched three ways to open and modernize your workplace without resorting to an open office. Every organization has its own unique needs when it comes to office design, which is why […]

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Five Recruitment Mistakes That Deter Job Hunters

When it comes to recruiting, the pressure is always on: pressure from above to fill the position yesterday, pressure from the hiring manager to find a pool of flawless, magical individuals who may not exist in real life, and pressure from job applicants to reply ASAP with information that won’t be available for another week. […]

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I Hate Open-Office Plans and So Should You: Part One

Between exercise balls styled into office chairs and the word synergy, some wacky office trends have made their way through the modern workplace. But almost none have been as harmful and annoying as the open-office plan. Open-office plans replace cubicles with communal work areas featuring long tables or desks without divisions. When employers combine open […]

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How to Manage Difficult Work Conversations

It’s a part of the job many of us dread. Having a difficult conversation at work can be, well, intimidating. Whether it’s about delegating a problem between a manager and employee, addressing performance issues, or even letting someone go, these conversations can be the most taxing and stressful tasks for HR professionals. While there’s no […]

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The Top Seven HR Stories of 2018

It wasn’t easy keeping up with HR news in 2018. Every day seemed to have a new story you just had to read, so you’re forgiven if you can’t recall each crisis and headline. We’ve compiled seven stories to bring you up to speed as the new year begins. 1. Kathryn Moody, How to Better […]

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Be the Office Stress-Buster with These Tips

Stress is pervasive in the American workplace, and the American worker pays the price. A Stanford University study found that workplace stress costs American workers up to $190 billion in healthcare costs every year.1 Stress also influences alcoholism, heart disease, and more.  As the toll of stress in the workplace becomes clearer, more companies are […]

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