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The Innovators Sep 29, 2022
How to Support the LGBTQ+ Community Year-Round — Not Just During Pride Month

  Pride Month is always full of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community. Still, too many corporations tend to take on performative activism — in which they choose to show support only for the month. They either forget about the community once June ends or actively support organizations against equality. No business wants to fall into this category. Employers can use these techniques to...

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The Innovators Sep 28, 2022
Compensation Communication: Managing Employee Pay Expectations Amid Rising Inflation

Over the past six months, as inflation continues to impact businesses and individuals nationwide, many employees are feeling the strain of the current economy, and their pay concerns are becoming increasingly important to address. These economic hardships also allow employers to lead conversations around the importance of pay transparency and how they provide it.  Most employees...

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The Innovators Sep 22, 2022
6 Reasons to Hire Conscious Leaders

Finding the right leadership team is critical for any organization, but it's no secret that identifying, retaining, and developing exceptional leaders can be challenging. As the workplace has changed, what employers and employees expect from leaders has shifted, focusing on open communication, employee well-being, fair and transparent decision-making, and the ability to inspire and empower...

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The Innovators Sep 22, 2022
How to Handle Microaggressions in the Workplace

According to one survey, 60% of people said they had witnessed or almost witnessed a microaggression in the workplace.  There's a good chance that you could be dealing with microaggressions at your workplace. However, this can destroy your company culture and employer brand and make it an uncomfortable place for your employees to work.  If you want to know how to address...

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The Innovators Sep 21, 2022
Businesses May Be Missing Out on a Second-Chance Talent Pipeline

According to The Sentencing Project, the United States sends a staggering number of people to prison, 639 per 100,000 of the population. That is far more than any other country globally, including the most repressive regimes on the planet. Most prisoners aren't serving life terms, which means they're released when they've finished their sentence.  According to the Department of Justice,...

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The Innovators Sep 21, 2022
Everything You Should Know About Quiet Quitting

According to one survey, at least half (52%) of the respondents said they had experienced burnout in 2021. This was up 9% from before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Burnout is just one of the reasons that many people, including younger employees, are now quiet quitting, a new trend that gained traction on TikTok.  But what is quiet quitting, and is it affecting your company? Keep reading to...

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The Innovators Sep 5, 2022
The History of Labor Day and Why Employers Should Care

According to the latest research, 40% of businesses will be open on Labor Day and have some employees working on the holiday. However, employers should consider giving employees the day off to celebrate the holiday. Not only will this help improve employee morale, reduce burnout, possibly improve productivity, and boost your employer brand, but it also shows that you care about your...

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The Innovators Aug 30, 2022
How A "Work in Any Way" Approach To Recruitment Drives Global Company Success

The recent global shift to remote and hybrid work models allowed many employees and companies to reevaluate how and where they work, fueling fundamental shifts in the workplace. In addition, many employees realized that "work-from-home" could expand to "work-from-anywhere," permanently changing the traditional dynamic around where work happens and opening up new possibilities for employers...

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The Innovators Aug 24, 2022
How Outdoor Work Can Benefit the Lives of Your Employees

If your business is like most, your employees likely spend a lot of time indoors. The average American worker spends 90% of their time inside. During this time spent indoors, 86% of American workers sit all day long. Spending an extended amount of time indoors can cause adverse health effects, including a higher risk of diseases including colon, endometrial, and lung cancer. To combat...

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The Innovators Aug 22, 2022
How White Normative Recruiting Fails: Increase Your Diversity Performance

 The Problem Organizations are intent on committing to diversity and set out to hire diverse talent. They put out a job description, but their efforts fall flat. They receive no contact from diverse candidates — or receive communication from diverse candidates who don't fit the bill. What can they do?  The Cause For starters, it's essential to understand that we live in a White...

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The Innovators Aug 19, 2022
How Recruiters Can Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Construction Industry

Many organizations are making strides to improve diversity and inclusion (DI) in their workplaces. However, DI continues to be a problem area for specific sectors in the labor market, such as construction.  According to a 2019 Building survey on diversity, only 4% of construction professionals in the UK are Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME). According to the Women and...

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The Innovators Aug 15, 2022
9 Qualities to Look for When Making the Right C-Suite Hire for Your Business

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: When hiring for a C-suite position, what's one quality you'll want to look for in your candidates that might differ from other positions? Why? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the...

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The Innovators Aug 15, 2022
How to Create a Virtual Company Culture With More Than Just a Zoom Happy Hour

As we all know, the pandemic shifted the way life works and how we work. This shift calls for companies to rethink their relationship with employees while physically not being together. According to a Gallup poll, 45% of employees worked remotely last September. With almost half of the workforce working hybrid, it is safe to say that the future of the workforce is virtual, in whole or in...

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The Innovators Aug 8, 2022
How HR Leaders Can Prepare for a Possible Recession

During the last recession in 2008 and 2009, companies cut 22 million jobs. In 2022, companies struggled with the Great Resignation and a tight labor market, but now many are worried about the next recession as inflation hits an all-time high. While layoffs have already started making headlines, many companies are wondering if they need to resort to that just yet. Thankfully, there are a...

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The Innovators Aug 3, 2022
Top 10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

On average, a healthy employee turnover rate shouldn't be over 18% for a business. If it's over that average, it could damage your business and cost you a lot of money in the long run. According to the latest reports, the average cost per hire for a non-executive employee in 2021 was $4,425. This was up for $4,129 two years ago. If you're hiring an executive-level employee, the average...

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The Innovators Aug 2, 2022
Talent Communities Could Solve the Stresses of the Supply Chain

Since March 2020, the topic of supply chains has been hot, and one supply chain that's crucial to the world of HR is people. And the people that make up a company's talent pipeline are their supply chain! With an increase in people retiring, the prioritization of work-life balance, and surges in COVID-19 variants over the last two years, top talent is hard to find in the job...

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The Innovators Jul 28, 2022
Sales Jobs Are Changing: How to Keep Up and Keep Talent

A 2020 Gartner survey predicts that 80% of B2B sales interactions will be virtual by 2025. Another study by Forrester shows that 40% of B2B reps planned to modify their sales tactics to include online sales in 2020.  The future of sales will be virtual, labor data indeed indicate. Sales teams will need to learn new tools and tactics and keep up with evolving trends in sales...

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The Innovators Jul 28, 2022
How to Grow Your Remote Business

According to some research, 60% of businesses that implemented remote work policies during the COVID-19 pandemic will keep those policies.  As more companies are offering remote work options, companies will need to learn how to grow their remote business if they want to attract the best talent. However, running and growing a fully remote business uses very different strategies than an...

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The Innovators Jul 20, 2022
Is a Four-Day Work Week Right For Your Business?

According to some surveys, 92% of employees would support having a four-day workweek. They say it would improve productivity, mental health, and work-life balance, but many companies are still hesitant to implement a four-day workweek. With many companies struggling to find a way to attract talent without offering more compensation, a four-day work week could be the key to your employer...

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The Innovators Jul 19, 2022
How to Grow Your Remote Business Globally: Strategies to Expand Global Teams

According to some research, the number of people now searching for remote jobs has gone up 460%. Because of this, many companies are now considering hiring globally to expand their remote teams.  However, if you've never hired internationally before, you'll want to identify a good strategy that will set your business up for success.  Keep reading, and we'll fill you in on all you...

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The Innovators Jul 7, 2022
Salary Transparency in Washington – Will It Be a Game Changer in the Job Market?

Beginning January 1, 2023, each posted job listing in Washington state must provide a "pay scale or salary range," as well as details regarding benefits and other remuneration. On March 30, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill improving salary transparency. In addition to Colorado and New York City, the state now requires firms to provide pay ranges in job postings. A few...

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The Innovators Jul 1, 2022
Current Trends in Hiring Sustainability Professionals

The growing awareness of sustainability has become a hot topic for companies worldwide. Society is demanding businesses create changes in how they operate. They want greener, more sustainable efforts in their agendas. Now that leaders have succumbed to the growing demand, the job market is shifting quickly. The need for talent in sustainability is increasing. Linkedin's Global Green Skills...

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The Innovators Jun 27, 2022
How to Build Positive Working Relationships with Remote New Hires

Building positive working relationships with your employees is critical for enhancing engagement and productivity. As a company, we have realized that fostering these relationships from when the employees join the organization yields tremendous results. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Forming these bonds takes time, dedication, and a lot of work. Moreover, when employees are...

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The Innovators Jun 24, 2022
Boolean Search: A Comprehensive Guide for Recruiters Looking to Excel at Hiring

You will find numerous guides on recruiting the best employees, what job boards to post on, and what questions to ask when you first meet them. However, finding a guide in the job market that tells you how to hire the right person for a job is tricky. Lucky for you, this post has a simple idea at the core, i.e., to take your recruiting process to the next level with the help of Basic...

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The Innovators Jun 20, 2022
How to Celebrate and Recognize Juneteenth in the Workplace

In 2016, about 1 in 8 people in the labor force were black/African American employees.  While the number has been growing throughout the years, there is a good chance that some of them work at your company. If they do, it's even more critical that you recognize and honor Juneteenth at your company.  But what should you do for this holiday? If you aren't sure what the holiday...

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The Innovators Jun 14, 2022
All You Need to Know About Remote Work and the Hire From Anywhere Model

One survey found that after COVID-19, 36% of companies are willing to hire a 100% remote workforce either in the United States or internationally. Before COVID-19, that percentage was only 12%.  Many companies have seen that being able to hire internationally and have a fully remote team benefits their business, and more companies are adopting this model. However, that doesn't mean...

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The Innovators Jun 8, 2022
The Role of the Recruiter During the Global Crisis

Now we are witnessing a serious global crisis. A crisis that has gone beyond political sanctions and strained relations between states. This is a crisis where people far from politics and military conflicts are involved. It is referred to as interpersonal communication, readiness to accept and understand another person's view, attitude toward certain people and even nations.  A recruiter...

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The Innovators Jun 6, 2022
How Employee Turnover Provides an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Organization

Imagine you're a leader who knows firsthand about the 4.5 million people who, according to a recent U.S. Department of Labor report, quit their jobs in March as part of the Great Resignation. You have several open roles within your organization, and your remaining employees are struggling with prioritizing their busy workloads while feeling stressed and burnt out.  Given the challenges...

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The Innovators Jun 2, 2022
Why It's Crucial to Hire Cyber-Aware Staff and Communicate Your Strategy

Cybercriminals have been keeping in step with the ongoing rise in digital technologies across the globe. Unfortunately, as technologies advance, so too does the sophistication of cyberattacks and their potential to breach data protection, disrupt systems, and wreak havoc.  With a cybersecurity expert on your staff, avoiding, managing, and resolving any issues are enhanced. So, a drive to...

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The Innovators May 12, 2022
The Great Reshuffling is Teaching us to be Better Empathizers, Employers, and Employees

These are not easy times for HR professionals. Employees are resigning in droves, and there's no single reason why. Some are chasing higher paychecks in an unprecedented hot job market, others are jumping ship for promises of quick advancement, and some are radically making 180-degree career changes to pursue their dreams after surviving the pandemic. But is there something larger at work as...

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The Innovators May 10, 2022
How to Improve Productivity and Work-life Balance with a Fully Remote and Distributed Team

Remote work has been a trending topic since the beginning of 2020, and for a good reason. The challenging circumstances of the last two years have caused unemployment rates across the globe to spike, while those who remained employed adjusted to working from home during lockdowns. And if there's a positive takeaway from this, people came to enjoy the flexibility of working remotely. An...

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The Innovators Apr 7, 2022
Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Employee Motivation

If you're an employer, it's important to understand the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic employee motivation. Intrinsic motivation comes from within an employee, while extrinsic motivation comes from external factors, such as rewards or punishments. ideally, you want to create an environment that fosters intrinsic motivation, as employees who are intrinsically motivated are more...

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The Innovators Oct 29, 2021
The Great Resignation: How Employers and Employees Should Prepare

You have probably heard a lot about the Great Resignation or "turnover tsunami" as a threatening trend for employers everywhere.  The trend is real: People who stayed put during the uncertainty of the last year have spent months reconsidering career goals, prioritizing work-life balance, and exploring alternative career paths.  And, now, as the world begins to return to normal, many...

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The Innovators Oct 4, 2021
4 Philanthropic Benefits Your Employees Want

If you're looking to improve your hiring efforts and appeal to a wider range of candidates, offering the right benefits is critical. You might think of benefits as things like health insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) matching — and these are excellent recruitment and retention tools! But there's an entire category of employee benefits you might be overlooking: philanthropic...

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The Innovators Sep 30, 2021
Welcome to the Outcomes Era. It's Time to Update Your Management Methods.

The pre-2020 workplace is no longer sufficient for employee success — nor is it sustainable. Indeed, far too many businesses are stuck in the Industrial Era, where managers obsess about the details of their employees' days. But the most successful organizations have embraced the Outcomes Era, in which leaders forget those meaningless details and focus on results. Those businesses that...

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The Innovators Sep 27, 2021
3 Ways to Keep Morale High in the Era of Hybrid Work

Many businesses across the US had planned to reopen their offices this summer — but the surging Delta variant has forced many employers to postpone. Now, we're seeing a wave of adjustments as business leaders create new plans to move forward with remote and hybrid work. Some businesses, like Google, are planning to cut compensation for individuals who plan to work remotely permanently....

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The Innovators Sep 24, 2021
Why It's Important to Make Sure Your Employees Have Fun at Work

Work has historically been oriented toward the activity of, well, working. If we carried out the tasks and responsibilities we were hired to perform as expected, we were paid. If we did our work well over time, we got paid more. If we came through with good work for long enough, perhaps we got promoted. If we wanted to have fun in life, we did that in our personal lives, pursuing hobbies and...

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The Innovators Sep 22, 2021
3 Ways to Promote Employee Engagement Amid the Great Resignation

Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report has troubling news for employers: 48 percent of American workers are actively looking for new job opportunities or at least keeping an eye on the market. Gallup also reports that only 34 percent of U.S. workers are engaged, signifying widespread discontent in the workplace. With many employers facing candidate shortages, replacing...

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The Innovators Sep 21, 2021
Most DEI Programs Exclude People With Disabilities. Here's How Your Company Can Change That.

More companies than ever are creating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to recruit and retain the best employees from the widest talent pool. But one group often goes overlooked in these initiatives: people with disabilities. Currently, only about 18 percent of people with disabilities are employed. That leaves a lot of untapped talent ready, willing, and able to work. By...

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The Innovators Sep 13, 2021
Want to Boost Innovation? Cultivate Employee Networks

Ninety percent of executives claim that long-term organizational success depends on developing and implementing new ideas. But innovation is difficult, especially in large organizations designed for efficiency and consistency. Most proactive innovation efforts fall short of expectations. Few programs result in the ongoing innovation needed for business growth or adapting to rapidly shifting...

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The Innovators Sep 9, 2021
The Most Important Thing Your Company Can Do Post-Pandemic: Get Creative With Employee Benefits

Welcome to the aftermath. The dust is beginning to settle; the world is beginning to open back up. We're slowly adapting to the dawn of a new day. That said, the labor market has been decisively affected by the pandemic. No one can seem to find hourly workers. People are quitting their jobs in droves. You can work from anywhere, including the top of Mount Everest, as long as the Wi-Fi is...

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The Innovators Sep 1, 2021
Employee Mental Health: What Employers and Recruiters Need to Know — and Do — Now

Across the country, businesses of all sizes are striving to adapt their recruitment and retention practices to the new normal of the post-pandemic job market. Several factors precipitated the ongoing Great Resignation and mass movement of employees to new jobs, and they are invariably tied to the effects of the global pandemic on employee mental health. When the pandemic started, leaders...

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The Innovators Aug 31, 2021
5 Keys to Implementing a Development-Centric People Strategy

Your company may be among the growing number of employers today that have incorporated learning and development conversations into their hiring strategies. If so, you likely understand that millennial and Generation Z candidates see an employer's commitment to their professional development as a key consideration when weighing job opportunities in this very highly competitive labor...

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The Innovators Aug 27, 2021
Why Well-Being Is a Business Imperative in the Hybrid Workplace

The resolution of the ongoing pandemic seems increasingly difficult to anticipate. Hopes of an end are glimpsed and dashed in turn, with restrictions and precautions constantly changing. But there is one prediction we can safely make: The future of work is hybrid. Not only are global conditions ripe for the rise of a hybrid workforce, but employees are also vocally expressing their...

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The Innovators Aug 26, 2021
How the Pandemic Changed Employer Attitudes Toward Redeployment, Severance, and Workforce Transitions

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered widescale workforce restructurings across all industries, leading the unemployment rate to skyrocket to nearly 15 percent during the height of the crisis. As millions lost their jobs, organizations became the subject of intense public scrutiny regarding how they conducted layoffs during this tumultuous time. Employers realized that how...

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The Innovators Aug 24, 2021
Why Employees Don't Know the Company Mission — and How to Fix It

The modern-day workforce is mission-driven. In fact, more than 80 percent of American workers rate meaningful work as a top priority in their careers. But how many employees can accurately describe their company's mission? Can you? According to the 2021 Mission Alignment Index (MAI) from my company, Gtmhub, about one-third of the world's largest companies fail at mission alignment....

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The Innovators Aug 19, 2021
What's Next: How the Lessons of the Pandemic Will Steer the Future of the Workplace

While many of us are more than eager to shake off the weight of the pandemic, many of the lessons we've learned throughout the past year and a half will prove incredibly beneficial as we grow into the post-pandemic future. Now that companies are quickly shifting to hybrid and in-person environments, leaders must not forget everything they learned during their brief but transformative...

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The Innovators Aug 18, 2021
Most Leaders Lack Visibility Into Their External Workforces. Here's How to Get It.

While businesses have long acknowledged the importance of the external workforce, COVID-19 shone a spotlight on that workforce's remarkable capacity to lend businesses flexibility in times of profound disruption. External workers — often referred to as "contingent workers," "gig workers," "freelancers," "contractors," and "temporary staff" — constitute a growing portion of the overall...

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