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Google’s job search engine and changes in HR recruiting

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Last month, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai announced the launch of Google’s new job search engine, “Google for Jobs,” during Google’s annual I/O developer conference, May 17-19, 2017. Google for Jobs will aim to better connect employers and job seekers through partnering with other job search providers such as LinkedIn, Monster, and Glassdoor among others. The […]

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June 21st, 2017

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Why diversity matters in business

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One of our previous posts discussed the role of HR professionals in furthering diversity in the workplace. However, beyond its obvious social benefits, various studies suggest that workplace diversity is also beneficial for a company’s bottom line. According to a report Diversity Matters by McKinsey & Company, a global management and consulting firm, companies that […]

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December 21st, 2016

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Mid-Career Internships: A New HR Trend

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As over 40 percent of U.S. women with children leave their careers for a period of time, addressing career re-entry challenges is a valid concern for many HR professionals. One solution: mid-career internships. Since 2000, the workforce participation rate among women between ages 25 to 54 has fallen from 74 to 69 percent. And according […]

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August 2nd, 2016

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Human Resources: Retaining talent and managing turnover

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One of our previous posts discussed the critical role HR professionals play in managing involuntary turnover — a scenario in which a company chooses to dismiss an employee due to poor performance, organizational restructuring or other reason. However, managing voluntary turnover, when an employee chooses to leave a company is just as important, particularly as […]

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February 17th, 2016

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Human Resources and Workplace Diversity

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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou In the world of Human Resources (HR), diversity plays an important role as it contributes to the organizational strength and competitiveness. In fact, many studies have shown that diversity can directly impact innovation, creativity […]

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November 25th, 2015

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Remote Work Policy Debate and HR Considerations

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Yahoo’s 2013 ban on working from home caused a bit of controversy around remote work policies spurring debates, commentaries and coverage from leading business publications. The center of the debate rests between the value of productivity, which some argue can be increased by working from home, versus the value of creativity or innovation that others […]

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May 14th, 2015

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Meet HR Program Instructor: Dr. Donna Gwaltney

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Dr. Donna Gwaltney is an Adjunct Instructor teaching online human resource management courses in Limestone College Extended Campus Program. Based out of greater Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Gwaltney also serves as a full-time Senior HR Generalist and an Adjunct Instructor at Belmont University. There, she not only teaches but practices HR. Her HR responsibilities range from […]

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April 22nd, 2015

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HR Course Spotlight: Staff Development and Training

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If you are earning a degree in human resource management, one of the courses you are required to take is HR 420 Staff Development and Training. The course emphasis is on learning how to design and manage effective training programs for the workforce in both public and private sectors. The course also examines the responsibilities […]

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April 15th, 2015

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The Link between Human Resource Management and Psychology

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At its core, human resource management is deeply connected to psychology. Perhaps the obvious clue is carried in the name, human resources. It is also easy to imagine how the role of maximizing the value of an organization’s human capital can involve mindfulness towards psychological factors influencing employee’s commitment, reliability, motivation and ultimately performance. According […]

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March 18th, 2015

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Unlimited vacation policy and HR implications

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As tech start-ups across the country continue to compete for the best and the brightest, South Carolina companies in Charleston Digital Corridor are offering unlimited vacation to attract tech talent. PeopleMatter, a Charleston-based software company, offers its employees countless perks including unlimited vacation. Like a number of tech-based South Carolina companies, PeopleMatter has experienced challenges […]

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March 4th, 2015

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