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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.

Ber Leary

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Total Rewards

By: Ber Leary
January 21st, 2021

Compensation planning for the year ahead always involves a certain amount of guesswork. You have to try to anticipate several variables, from your company's performance to trends in the hiring market.

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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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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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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.  

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Business Management & Strategy | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
December 8th, 2020

This year, we all learned a lot about ourselves. Employers got to see people at their best, showing astonishing reserves of courage, commitment, and resilience. People got to see how quickly their employers could innovate and respond to an unprecedented crisis.  

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Risk Management | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
December 1st, 2020

In a normal year, your employees’ holiday schedule wouldn’t be a big concern. You might politely ask where they’re going, but it’s not business-critical for you to discuss their travel plans.