Category Archives: Blog Post

On Workplace Thanks: How Do Employees Really Want to be Recognized?

In light of Thanksgiving approaching, it is an excellent time of year to evaluate how we thank and recognize our most valuable assets: our people. Before exploring recognition programs, employers must first ensure they are compensating their employees enough to take the issue of money off the table. Both formal and informal employee recognition will […]

Is “Quiet Quitting” A Thing?

Many employers are scratching their heads trying to understand the “quiet quitting” phenomenon and how to address it. Senior Director of HR Strategic Placements at HR Works, Adrienne Schleigh, recently had the opportunity to sit in on a panel with other HR professionals and Even Dawson at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council to discuss the topic. Here are […]

HR Works LMS Course Updates

HR Works offers online training through our Learning Management System (LMS) with a catalog of over 300 courses for employees and managers, including state-mandated harassment trainings, professional development, HR, compliance, workplace safety, diversity, and more. As part of a recent update, clients now have access to the following newly-added courses: DIVERSITY Americans with Disabilities Act: An Overview for Managers Bridging […]

Retaining Recruiters Beyond Talent Shortages

In the face of the great resignation over the past year many employers found themselves clamoring for recruiters, approaching a long-term problem (retention) with a short-term solution (hiring). Fast forward a few months and we’re seeing waves of layoffs affecting recruiters who were in many cases, hastily hired. How do these layoffs look to current […]

Available Now from HR Works: Updated Web-Based NYS Harassment Training

HR Works is pleased to announce an update to the New York State Harassment Prevention Trainings for Employees and Managers within our online Learning Management System (LMS), in response to the launch of New York’s free and confidential hotline that provides legal advice to individuals experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.   During the web-based training, users […]

Revisiting The Value of Reference Checks

It’s the point in the recruiting process that many Talent Acquisition Professionals see as more of a chore and less of a value-add when finalizing candidate selections; time to check references. Should a candidate be turned away solely due to a reference check? No, especially not in today’s market. That being said, there are a […]

The Job Hopper Dilemma: Warranted or Outdated?

A common struggle among Talent Acquisition professionals is encountering candidates who have a history of job hopping. Seeing a candidate with 6+ jobs in a 10-year period is hard to overlook, and traditionally recruiters have viewed this as a failure in some way on the candidate’s part. Some may say that if you don’t stay […]