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Virtual Career Fairs…HR’s Toolkit Grows

As a Hiring Professional if you hear the term “virtual career fair”, and several roadblocks immediately pop into your mind, you’re probably not alone. While there are some companies who are either currently or have recently begun using this technology, most haven’t considered adding this incredibly undervalued tool to their talent acquisition kit.   If […]

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How is HR’s new plan for the company shaping up? Here’s a forward-thinking strategy for success

There are so many considerations when modifying the workplace in a post-Covid-19 world, but can we even call it “post” yet?  HR professionals having to perform normal work functions while managing a new structural dynamic is an unbelievable amount of responsibility.  It’s almost impossible to think of everything, as change is moment to moment.  If […]

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Connected to the office but feeling remote? Time for a virtual engagement task force!

One of the things sure to come out of the new normal is remote working being more commonplace.  Sure it existed before, but in many organizations the “will this work for us” question has been answered.  And they’re not going back to the traditional office setting, at least not for everyone.  One factor missing from […]

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Starting to lose it? Here are some positive ideas to keep your remote team going

It’s Monday, we’ve been trapped in survival mode for over 90 days and the Coronavirus won’t take a hint.  In an effort to get your week off to a positive start, here are a few ways you can build your team up and foster inclusion with your remote crew.  Hope you enjoy the read and […]

Coronavirus Hiring Strategies

Need Creative Hiring Solutions? Experts Share Some Novel Hiring Know-How

If you’re a company that needs to hire during these times of unprecedented quarantine, how do you do that?  With this question in mind, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) decided to hold its first Virtual Talent Conference. Their panel of HR leaders shared solutions that companies of all sizes can start implementing immediately.  […]

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Did You Cover Everything in Your Rehiring Plan? Here’s Your Check List!

Creating a rehiring plan with so many things to consider can be overwhelming.  We wanted to find a comprehensive check list to make it a little easier for you!  Here’s a quick guide which covers just about everything.  A few highlights to keep in mind as you create your new policies are: updated I-9 forms, […]

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HR Leader’s Secret Formula for Crisis – 5 Key Ingredients

The job description for a Human Resource professional can be extensive.  The position is far reaching & requires the ability to wear multiple hats.  Multi-tasking is what they’re good at, and dealing with challenges is a normal day at the office!  However, now that THE CRISIS has arrived, HR leaders find themselves uniquely qualified to […]

HR says “It’s Finally OK to Drink on the Job” – Virtual Happy Hour Anyone?

Working remote has its benefits, but it can also be extremely isolating! It turns out those chit chats around the office water cooler might have been good for us. The SHRM article below shows how a variety of companies are creatively connecting co-workers and industry peers online. And the response they’ve gotten deserves a toast. […]

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3 HR Mistakes in Background Checks

In our experience, there are 3 mistakes HR teams commonly make in criminal record searches: 1) Google the applicant (and God forbid) finding a criminal record outside of the law (FCRA) 2) Searching only local records and missing other areas of residency or work 3) Not doing a criminal check at all! Take a look […]

Faster Backgrounds = Faster Hiring

While healthcare workers and other essential employees are taking care of our families, co-workers and friends during this pandemic, some employers are quickly innovating their processes to get new employees hired faster.  Walmart announced it is hiring associates in as little as 24 hours.  (See article below.) The Swailes Backgrounds team is also partnering with […]