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The Death of Work from Home – Why It Should Be Resurrected ASAP!

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In recent weeks, both Yahoo! and Best Buy have ended or severely limited their work from home programs. This begs the question – is this a new trend and if so, why? As of June, all telecommuting for Yahoo! staffers will officially come to an end. Currently there are several hundred staffers at the internet giant that work anywhere from one …

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Staff Fed Up With Feedback? Improve Employees Without Frustrating Them

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Here’s a phrase no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” Or worse yet, “We need to talk. Meet me in three hours.” Whether it’s from your spouse, significant other, doctor or boss, few phrases have struck such fear into the hearts of mankind. If it was good news, most people would just say “Hey! Guess what? Great job …

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3 Cautionary Tales from the Mad Men HR Files…

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If you watch Mad Men, you may find many moments cringe-worthy because of their often too-honest depiction of uncomfortable workplace scenarios of that era. While other shows tend to whitewash the misogyny, racism, booze swilling, secretary fondling norms of the time, AMC goes there and does so with remarkable aplomb. I’m not sure if Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce ever had …

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Can Your Employee Handbook Get You Sued?

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Most businesses have an employee handbook, but have you wondered if it’s doing you harm or good? In some cases, employee handbooks can be lawsuit fodder than can have you writing a big fat check to an employe (or ex-employee). Who wants that? No one… You may think that by putting down your policies in black and white that you’re …

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Why You Should Take Your Recruiting to the Cloud

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Have you ever been told to get your head out of the clouds? If so, your time has come! The cloud is where we all need to be right now for all kinds of business activities including recruiting. A fundamental shift is occurring in how human resources professionals are recruiting. What’s trending is fully online recruiting as well as HR …

Jobscience Brings Recruitment Marketing to Europe’s Largest Staffing Firms and Plans to Expand EMEA Footprint

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SAN FRANCISCO – April 23, 2013 Jobscience Inc., the leader in Recruiting Engagement software, today announced plans to expand its business in Europe and has appointed Matt Hill as Director of EMEA Accounts to head up business development in the region. Currently CPL Resources PLC and Hydrogen Group use the Jobscience Recruiting solution to identify, engage and place top candidates …

6 Top Reasons for Outsourcing Human Resources Functions

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If your company is considering outsourcing human resources – either one or many functions – you are part of a growing trend. In bygone years, HR was much less complex. There was hiring, firing, payroll and working out the occasional kerfuffle. But since the late 1970s, HR has grown increasingly more challenging. And in recent years, FMLA, ADA and now …

5 HR Lessons from Game of Thrones

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If you’re not watching HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, you’re missing out on some of the best televised drama of all time. As a fan of both the books and the series, I am constantly in awe of how much this show reveals about human behavior. I believe the show can also inform us about human resources issues within …

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Where Are You in the Data Analytics Evolution? Stone Age, Middle Age or New Age?

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Big data is all the rage right now – specifically how it can be used to improve business. This means different things to different leaders within your company, but ultimately the hope is that it will drive increased profit. If you’re not already being asked to tap into data, it’s inevitable that you will be. And if you are using …

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Better Business – 5 Human Resources Functions to Outsource

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By now, everyone knows that outsourcing human resources is an option for businesses of all size and type. But many still cling to the notion that all HR resources should be kept in-house either because they fear a loss of control or worry that the solution won’t be affordable. But the fact is, outsourcing is one of the most cost …

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Play to Win – Improving HR with Gamification

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For years, we’ve been told not to play around at work, but now it looks like we could actually benefit from some gaming on the job. New research has shown that companies can look to improving HR through gamification – an activity derived from game theory. Game theory was brought to public attention most famously in the movie A Beautiful …

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5 Ways Google Is Reinventing HR with Data

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Google seems to be constantly breaking ground – every couple of months, there’s a new app or feature they offer – and they often scrap these initiatives just as quickly if they’re not rapidly embraced. This is refreshing for a mega-corporation – it seems the bigger the firm, the slower they are to adapt and improve. Google not only pushes …

Jobscience Hire Faster Program Gives Companies a Playbook for ‘Just in Time Recruitment’

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, 2012 – Jobscience, Inc., the leader in Social Relationship Management for HR, today announced a new program to speed quality candidate placements for corporations and recruitment agencies. The Jobscience Hire Faster program combines innovative social recruiting technology with a Five Step ‘Just in Time Recruitment’ methodology that guides recruiters through the development of an effective sourcing strategy …

Jobscience Empowers Intellio to Substantially Improve Success in Social Recruiting

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 – Jobscience Inc., the leader in Social Relationship Management for HR, today announced that it has been instrumental in the success of Intellio’s social recruiting strategy. In less than a year, Intellio has tipped the scale from only securing 20% of its candidates through social media to now attracting more than 50% of its candidates through …