What Is This Hire Supposed To Do?

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I’m only talking to leaders today. We tend to fall into this rut. I have a position on my team. A person leaves. We need to fill that position. Before you fill your next position, as yourself this one question: How will this hire bring us closer to reaching our business objective?  In fact, you might want to ask that …

Navigating The New 2020 W-4 Employee’s Withholding Certificate

The New 2020 W-4 Employee's Witholding Certificate

With every new year comes some sort of changes or updates with employee payroll, and 2020 is no exception. On December 5, 2019, the IRS issued the final version of the 2020 Form W-4 Employee’s Withholding Certificate, designed to help employees withhold the correct amount of federal taxes throughout the year. I have taken look into the NEW W-4 form …

Navigating Paid Leave Laws

By Teresa Carper Navigating the various state Paid Leave Laws can be exhausting!   If your company, like HRU, operates in multiple states then you know how difficult and time consuming it can be to stay on top of this ever growing trend.  I have two white boards in my office and one of them is solely dedicated to paid leave …

What We Say Versus What We Want In A Job

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My wife always tells me it’s actions, not words that make a difference. You can say all of this great stuff, but if you do nothing, it’s meaningless. I think we would all agree with this. So, when we hear graduating students, candidates, and employees tell us what they really want is “Meaningful Work” in their careers, we have to …

“My Company” vs “Our Company”

By Tim Sackett I was listening to some of my recruiters talk to candidates the other day. I like to do that from time to time. You learn a lot about your team, your jobs, your hiring managers, your engagement levels. One of the things I overheard was something like, “I’m going to tell you about the benefits that “MY” …

What is the biggest driver of employee engagement?

By Tim Sackett I got to see Marcus Buckingham speak at the HR Technology Conference in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s the 2319th time I’ve seen him speak. I’m not sure if I’ve seen Marcus or Josh Bersin speak more, it’s probably almost a tie. Basically, if you go to HR conferences, you get to see those two …

The 7 Words That Turn Candidates Off!

Communication is a tricky thing. It’s so easy to turn off another party by simply using just one wrong word, especially when you’re trying to build a relationship with a candidate you potentially want to hire. I think there are some words and phrases that have a high probability of turning off a candidate to want to come work for …

Why am I being ‘ghosted’ after I interview?

Dear Timmy, I recently applied for a position that I’m perfect for! A recruiter from the company contacted me and scheduled me for an interview with the manager. I went, the interview was a little over an hour and it went great! I immediately followed up with an email to the recruiter and the manager thanking them, but since then …

The Single Greatest Trait An HR Pro Can Have

HR 101. If there is one thing I could give a new HR Pro it would be this simple advice: No matter how prepared you think you are, you really only need to prepare yourself, for one thing. What’s that ‘one’ thing? You’re going to be surprised in your career with some stuff! You don’t really get judged on your …

Giving Feedback to Recruiters

Recruiters and hiring managers have long had a history of a relationship in need of improvement. A major area that they can improve on is communication. Communication, just like it does in any other relationship, plays a vital role between the hiring manager and the recruiter. Specifically, a needed aspect of communication between the two is feedback from hiring managers …