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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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HR Tech

By: Ber Leary
January 15th, 2021

Video meetings have been commonplace for years, and the pandemic made them indispensable. Almost overnight, people had to get used to the Zoom meeting format: a Brady Bunch-style tableau of their colleagues’ faces, with speakers battling for control of the mic. After a while, it got exhausting.  

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HR Tech

By: Cindy Najera
January 13th, 2021

COVID-19 shook the world when it arrived, and it has taught us a lot, both personally and professionally. Many employers faced a significant challenge at the beginning of the pandemic, not being able to access essential employee data (for example, contact information). The shift to remote work occurred almost overnight. Those who were not prepared, quickly realized that they needed an HR Information System (HRIS) they could access virtually.

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By: Kathryn Gombos
January 8th, 2021

A frequent question our clients have been asking is what to do with compensation now that their workforce is remote and choosing to relocate.

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Ber Leary
December 29th, 2020

As one year ends and another begins, it’s the ideal time to start preparing for the challenges ahead. There are some standard things to put in any preparedness checklist, such as reviewing your staffing plan, ensuring open enrolment is working, and talking to department leaders about their resource and training needs. But after the extraordinary events of the past year, you may need to include some additional items to your checklist.  

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Total Rewards

By: Melissa Hajjar
December 23rd, 2020

Deliverables are due, there are nine fires that need tending right this second, the phone is ringing, and you have over 100 unread messages in your inbox. With everything you and your employees need to get done today, how do you also ensure utilization of your Learning Management System (LMS)?

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Talent Acquisition

By: Ber Leary
December 16th, 2020

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, people spoke about the idea of a “New Normal” without ever really defining what it means. Everyone knew that the pandemic had changed things forever, and that we would all have to learn new ways of working and communicating. This idea of the New Normal acted as kind of a placeholder, representing all those processes that we would figure out in the future.