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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

Posted in Business News, Human Resources

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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

Posted in Human Resources, Professional Development

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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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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

Posted in Human Resources

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To Split or Not to Split the Company HR Department

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A recent Harvard Business Review article, “It’s Time to Split HR” caused a lot of controversy with its strong criticism of HR’s inability to deliver on company’s talent needs. The author, Ram Charan, a business consultant and writer, suggests splitting the department into two branches: one focused on administrative functions like benefits and compensation and […]

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January 7th, 2015

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The Netflix Slideshare every HR management student should know about

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If you are working on getting your bachelors in human resource management, and haven’t stumbled upon Netflix’s Slideshare presentation titled “Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility”, it may be time to play catch-up. With over 9 million views, the presentation updated in 2011 has caused a wave of discussion in the human resources world that’s still […]

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November 12th, 2014

Posted in Human Resources, Tech + Leadership

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