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The ROI and Reality of Reskilling: A Series from the GetFive HR Network Seminars

We at GetFive recently held our 81st HR network breakfast seminar, and it was a stunner. The topic was “The ROI and Reality of Reskilling,” and we assembled a killer panel who took this subject and shared some important insights. At the table that day: Michael Leadbetter, CEO of Pivot Factory, an innovation consulting company…

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My Take: How to Engage an Age-Diverse Workforce

As historically low birth rates combine with increasing life spans, America finds itself in the midst of a unique demographic shift, resulting in an older society. The labor force of older workers is growing much more quickly than that of younger workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 80 percent of workers intend to work even after retirement…

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How Does Your Company’s Turnover Rate Stand Up to the National Average?

Turnover is an inevitable part of doing business. While some turnover is considered healthy — pushing low-performing employees out while bringing fresh perspectives in — losing high-performing employees or too many in short periods of time destroys productivity and kills morale. As a HR manager or leader at an organization, it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse…

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Step Up to the Plate: It’s a New Ballgame When Hiring, Thanks to Salary History Laws

As if hiring wasn’t difficult enough in this tight job market, it just got trickier in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Delaware, where new regulations prohibit asking job candidates about their salary and benefits history.   Similar to the Ban the Box legislation that’s sweeping the country (prohibiting interviewers from asking candidates about their criminal history),…

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HR in 2018: These 5 Factors Will Change the Way You Work

There is a lot to look forward to for human resources in 2018. In an agile industry that seems to change faster with each passing year, 2018 brings many new opportunities to refine your skills and strengthen your results. Here are five factors that we are most excited about: 1. Ongoing Performance Management Annual performance…

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How Smart HR Pros Spot a Liar

Your ATS just pulled what appears to be the perfect candidate. Education, experience, accolades, awards — you start to get excited, but something doesn’t feel quite right. Your gut is telling you something is off and that this applicant might be taking some liberties with their resume. Catching a candidate lying is not a rare occurrence. A…

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From the CEO’s Desk: Is This the End of the Remote Worker? Thoughts on the Future of Telecommuting

  IBM recently made a sweeping change that has everyone talking, from HR pros to job hunters alike: U.S.-based remote employees are getting called back to the office. For decades the company has pioneered remote working strategies and has been a model for other organizations to follow when implementing their own telecommuting policies. What’s more, IBM makes software that supposedly supports…

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No-Ask Salary Laws Gain Traction. Is Nationwide Law Next?

  First Massachusetts, then New York City. Is a nationwide law next? Last year, the governor of Massachusetts signed a law that made it illegal for employers to inquire about applicants’ salaries prior to making a job offer. This was the first state to pass such legislation, with pay equality the main motivation for the legislation. Recently, New…

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