Tag Archives: Talent Acquisition

Do You Have an Effective Onboarding Process in Place?

Your new employees’  first days, weeks, and months on the job can make or break their long-term loyalty to your organization. To ensure your onboarding program is effective, ensure that your company has a strategic onboarding process fully integrates a new hire into the company’s culture and equips them with the information and tools they […]

Staying Ahead of the Talent Acquisition Curve

In 2019, it’s a challenging recruitment picture for employers in virtually every industry. With unemployment at a sustained low – 3.8 percent nationwide in March of this year – you’re vying to attract top talent in a market owned by candidates. And then there’s the issue of retention – because with low unemployment comes turnover. […]

Is Your AI Recruitment Solution Creating Bias in Hiring

Recruiting tools using artificial intelligence promise to identify the most qualified candidates from piles of resumes in a fraction of the time it would take recruiting staff – and to do so without human subjectivity.   But, does your AI recruiting solution really eliminate hiring bias? That depends. When you find the right product and […]

Finding Diverse Candidates Helps Build a Company Culture

Focusing on diversity and inclusion as you build your workforce is not only the right thing to do, it can also bring in bigger profits and strengthen your business processes. According to recent research, companies rated high for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above the national medians […]

Moneyball Lessons: Can they be applied to business?

There’s a line in the book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” that raises a red flag for anyone working in HR or – for that matter – anyone who’s ever had to hire an employee. Author Michael Lewis asks: “…if gross miscalculations of a person’s value could occur on a baseball field, […]

Let’s Answer the Age Old Question…Why Do We Need Job Descriptions?

Although job descriptions are not required by Federal or New York State law, a well-written job description that accurately reflects the essential duties of a position can help employers remain compliant with various employment laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and various anti-discrimination laws, including Title […]

HR Works, Inc. ranks No. 3 among the Best Companies to Work for in New York State

HR Works, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is No. 3 on the 2017 list of Best Companies to Work for in New York State.  HR Works, Inc. is honored to be among the top companies in its category of small/medium companies with 15 to 249 employees.  This is HR Works’ seventh consecutive year […]

Go beyond standard practices to find smart talent

When Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For came out on March 15, what struck me as newsworthy was not so much the companies that were on the list but the fact that these companies were struggling to fill positions. Some 108,622 open jobs, an average of more than 1000 per company, remain open among […]

Award Program to Pay Tribute to HR Executives

During a workshop a few years ago, a senior vice president of human resources introduced herself as the person responsible for managing 70 cents of every dollar that flows through her corporation. She also noted that the investment in human resources – including recruiting, payroll, employment taxes, benefits, employee relations, and training and development– is […]

HR: Policy Police or Trusted Advisor?

What does “strategic” HR mean, and how will it help my company? A COO recently asked me these questions. We were discussing the infrastructure of the HR department at his company, which employs about 400 people. As is commonly the case, his HR team has been focused on the basic, tactical activities within a traditional […]