• The Top Qualities Of Effective Recruiters

    The Top Qualities Of Effective Recruiters

    Recruiters have the tough job of sourcing high-quality candidates that meet business demands. But the main pet peeve of recruiters has always been their inability to onboard the candidate the hiring manager wanted. In today’s time its really important for hiring managers to know that there’s intense competition in the market for good candidates. We are seeing a candidate driven market for some skill sets and the best candidates always have choices. So if a recruiter is facing challenges closing a candidate they should let the hiring manager early on.   Recruiters usually care more about assessing a candidate’s... Read More

  • How to Attract and Retain Female Talent

    How to Attract and Retain Female Talent

    The gender divide in the workplace today is still quite wide. Organizations struggle to understand how to source, attract and retain top female talent. It’s clear that recruitment practices need to change. Thankfully, big businesses are highlighting the gender balance issues at the workplace and taking the initiatives are the CEOs themselves. Here are some of the ways your organization can attract and retain female talent: 1. Create a work culture free of sexismCompanies should have documented policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. The work culture must truly embrace equality between men and women. This means... Read More

  • Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations for 2017

    Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations for 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its preliminary 2017 list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations. OSHA announced the list in the 2017 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo held in Indianapolis. The goal is to inform the public of the standards most commonly cited for violations and allow employers to focus their efforts on those standards to make workplaces safer for employees.OSHA compiles this list every year based on around 32,000 workplace inspections by its staff. While this report covers general industry and construction, 4 of the top ten standards most... Read More

  • Skills HR Managers Will Need Now

    Skills HR Managers Will Need Now

    Recently, human resource managers had very few roles to play other than recruiting workers and offering them basic support to be able to work for them. Now in the current competitive world, the scramble to get top talent has HR managers looking for employee engagement, development, and retention. HR managers are hard at work to redesign processes helping to recreate an employee’s experience in the office. Here are the skills that apply: Understanding the Employee Journey: It is less costly to maintain customers than actually acquire new ones. Similarly, from that marketing perspective HR leaders should look into the entire journey of... Read More

  • 5 HR Processes Heading for Automation

    5 HR Processes Heading for Automation

    HR functions today are getting bogged down by tasks that could be handled quickly and efficiently by automation. On average, HR managers can spend a whopping two days a week on unnecessary paperwork!Companies are constantly working toward redesigning and simplifying almost all processes from recruitment, onboarding and rewards using automation. HR professionals have the option of automating repetitive and manual tasks that help improve efficiency and workflow.Here are some HR processes that can be automated :Employee RecruitmentIn HR, there are many time intensive manual tasks involved, such as creating and posting job adverts on... Read More

  • The Role of AI in HR

    The Role of AI in HR

    AI is a machine’s ability to mimic human capabilities such as learning, problem-solving, and perception. For HR, this is the application of artificial intelligence to the function in order to streamline or automate some part of the workflow. A recent survey found that 38% of enterprises are already using AI in their workplace with 62% expecting to use it by 2018. Though they can never quite replace the human element in human resource management, AI machines are gradually developing the right intelligence to do some functions of HR properly. These are:Candidate ScreeningAn intelligent AI screening software can go through a vast number of... Read More

  • Global Staffing Trends 2017

    Global Staffing Trends 2017

    The staffing and recruiting industry is the blood line for any workforce. In the past, companies that sought the services of staffing agencies have had a difficult time in finding the right group to serve their needs. With leaps in modern technology and the rise of social media, the staffing and recruiting industry had been able to implement effective strategies to reach their human resource and company goals.Recently, LinkedIn released its annual Global Staffing Trends report for 2017. It is based on 2,000 manager-level and above, search and staffing recruitment professionals from 35 countries. Some of the highlights of the report state... Read More

  • HR and Employee Teamwork

    HR and Employee Teamwork

    “Teamwork” can be defined as the collaboration between members of a group of people with the task of accomplishing a defined objective or target. This can be further elaborated as:Collaboration between employees within or between departments, between employees in the entire organization, and between management and lower level employeesEmployee willingness to help each other in the course of performing their job rolescross-functional collaborationvertical and horizontal cooperationWorking together for mutual benefitResearch shows employee collaboration is a goal for most organizations and there are benefits of Employee... Read More

  • Creating and Maintaining Company Culture

    Creating and Maintaining Company Culture

    “Organizational culture is the sum of values and rituals which serve as ‘glue’ to integrate the members of the organization.” — Richard Perrin“It oversimplifies the situation in large organizations to assume that there is only one culture… and it’s risky for new leaders to ignore the sub-cultures.” — Rolf WinklerThe core building block of every company is essentially a human being. Since almost every human being in your workforce contributes towards the running culture in the organization, it becomes essential to brandish your business’s image and values in a positive light to new and old workers alike. In most workplaces exist various... Read More

  • Making Safety Training Sessions Engaging and Not Feel like Punishment

    Making Safety Training Sessions Engaging and Not Feel like Punishment

    By Edupliance | 12th September, 2016If you or some of your co-workers messed up during a critical workplace safety situation, chances are that your entire staff might be sent into a training program to address the shortcomings in your response time.This is where the catch is – different situations demand different trainings, but this does not happen. Not only do employees get bored by attending the same training all over again, this disciplinary action starts to feel like a punishment rather than an important lesson in safety.Why Do Training Exercises Feel Like Punishment To Many Employees?Research has shown that re-training tends to... Read More

  • How Employees Can Bring About Positive Changes in Organizational Culture

    How Employees Can Bring About Positive Changes in Organizational Culture

    By Edupliance | 13th June, 2016At the heart of each workplace, the basic building block is always the same – an employee.Employees should be encouraged to look forward to working every day in the company, not just because it’s their job, but because they love being there! Many business owners and entrepreneurs fail to estimate the power of a positive work environment which can be detrimental to success.So, What Exactly Is Organizational Culture?In short, organizational culture is the image of a brand or organization that it portrays to current and future employees. This culture stems from the core values, attitudes, mission and vision... Read More

  • Mental Illness – The Silent Killer!

    Mental Illness – The Silent Killer!

    By Edupliance | 22nd April, 2016Mental illness is a neurological condition, which causes a disorder in a person’s normal way of thinking or behavior.Many people around us, generally 1 in every 4 people are undergoing some kind of mental stress due to abuse, trauma or inherent disabilities. Some cases are:Affective disordersDementia and deliriumPsychotic disordersAlcohol and substance misuseAnxiety and somatoform disordersPersonality disordersSleep, eating and sexual disordersDue to such issues, they tend to get abusive, violent and can react abruptly to normal situations as well, disrupting peace around them and creating an... Read More

  • How to make an autistic person feel comfortable at your workplace?

    How to make an autistic person feel comfortable at your workplace?

    By Edupliance | April 15, 2016Autistic persons or people who suffer from a mental disorder are normal human beings. They just see the world from a different perspective. To eliminate bias and hatred against autistic or differently abled children and individuals, it is important to educate the masses about the endless possibilities autistic people are born with.To address the perpetual need for widespread public awareness and core education on Autism, it is important to provide the normally-born people with training and education to help them support individuals born with Autism and how to treat them with care and respect.What is... Read More

  • Precautions you should take before sending out your CV publicly.

    Precautions you should take before sending out your CV publicly.

    By Edupliance | 8th April, 2016A CV is like a short summary about your professional life. However, it also contains details about you that if fall into the wrong hands, may have dire consequences for you.Every professionally made CV contains personal details about you like your name, address, date of birth, schools and colleges you studied at, educational qualifications you possess and the list of businesses and employers you worked for in the past.In today’s cyber world, you should be very careful while posting your resume online. It is a perfect career strategy to find new job prospects by posting a CV online but any job seeker’s... Read More

  • Why Behavior Based Interviewing is the preferred choice for most employers?

    Why Behavior Based Interviewing is the preferred choice for most employers?

    By Edupliance | 9th March, 2016Times are changing and so have the methods of interviewing an employee for a job. Earlier on, only questions related to your core competencies and your previous experience were asked. If you got everything correct, you were hired!Now, it is the 21st century and interviews have taken a massive leap towards personalitybased questions rather than bookish knowledge. Candidates are questioned on the basis of the job’s requirements and not what they have already achieved. This method is called Behavioral Based Interviewing which forms questions on the basis of the candidate’s approach to the interview and his/her... Read More

  • Dealing with a Workaholic in the Workplace

    Dealing with a Workaholic in the Workplace

    By Edupliance | 14th December, 2015Do you have a workaholic employee at your workplace? Do not confuse between hardworking people and workaholics!‘Workaholism’ is like an addiction very similar to drugs or alcoholism; it has negative affects which adversely affect the employee’s health and his family life as well. Moreover, it can, in most cases affect the quality of the work he/she is assigned to do.Who is a Workaholic?Employers love employees who are go-getters and complete assigned tasks within stipulated deadlines, but sometimes you might encounter employees who wish to work even more than they are required to do.This kind of person... Read More

  • How effective is background screening for new employees?

    How effective is background screening for new employees?

    By Edupliance | 29th October, 2015Background screening is the simple method of conducting qualifications checks for probable candidates before their final selection for a job post or executive position. It is similar to a background check done by law authorities while making legal documents, but in this scenario, only a few calls are made to past recruiters of the candidate to identify the authenticity of their claims.The prime goal of doing this screening is to adjudge if the worker/candidate is actually claiming the truth with respect to their formal education, work experience and other personality based aspects like insanity.Who Does... Read More