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How to Make On-the-Job Training Work for Your Business

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How to Make On-the-Job Training Work for Your Business

On-the-job (OTJ) training involves teaching new hires about their position while in the workplace. It focuses on experiential learning, or learning through doing, compared to offsite training. HR plays a major role in developing these OTJ training programs to have in place. HR professionals often advocate that new hires be given these training guidelines and materials as they are in the final steps of accepting the new role so they are fully aware of what is expected right away.

According to the 70-20-10 learning model, 70% of learning occurs through hands-on experience as employees receive immediate feedback on their mistakes, think critically in each situation, and test and refine their skills in real time. Consequently, if done effectively, OTJ training is one of the most critical areas of an organization’s education and workforce development functions.

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Employee Well-being and Engagement for a Healthy Workplace

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Employee Well-being and Engagement for a Healthy Workplace

In our recent article How Employers Can Navigate The Quiet Quitting, Hiring, and Firing Trends, both quiet quitting and quiet hiring are strategies used by employers and employees alike to manage their careers. Recently the practice of leaving a job without announcing it publicly has become the practice of quiet quitting. On the other hand, when employers hire new employees without publicly announcing the news, this is what has become known to be quiet hiring.

But there really needs to be a greater focus on the underlying causes of quiet quitting and why creating a healthy workplace is imperative to the success of your employees. Jennifer Morehead, CEO of Flex HR, outlines nine tips to promote employee well-being and engagement for a healthy workplace for Mentors Collective.

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Ways to Answer ‘Why Should We Hire You?’

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Ways to Answer ‘Why Should We Hire You?’

The job market these days is tough everywhere. From finding top quality candidates, to tougher interview processes, it all comes down to what the top reason is to hire a top applicant.

It may feel impossible to answer, yet it’s a perfectly reasonable question – ‘Why should we hire you?’ This has become a top closing question among recruiters. They want to see what you have to offer and what qualities you will bring to their company.

Thus, job seekers should take the time to not only evaluate the jobs they have had in the past to be able to talk in detail about, but they should also appraise themselves. Practice not stammering or creating awkward pauses and be positive and confident in your answers.

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Human Resource Professional Day

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Human Resource Professional Day

On September 26 each year, we recognize the incredible work of those that work in Human Resources. Human Resource Professional Day has been celebrated since 1959. It was created to honor the vital contributions that HR professionals deliver to organizations of all sizes and industries, around the world.

Human Resources of a company is accountable for the entire life cycle of an employee – from recruiting, onboarding, training, and managing an employee up to their final severance. Afterall, human capital is the most vital part of an organization. HR professionals have a challenging role to develop vital policies and procedures for the organization, strategize payroll and benefits administration, handle compliance and legal issues, and optimize employee productivity.

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How to Comply with the New I-9 Form Requirements and Regulations

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How to Comply with the New I-9 Form Requirements and Regulations

As an employer, you are likely familiar with the I-9 form, which verifies an employee’s identity and employment eligibility.

As of August 1, 2023, there’s a new mandated I-9 form, which employers and employees must start using by October 31st. After that date, you will face penalties if you haven’t switched to the new form.

Employee Eligibility Verification I9 Forms

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Why Organizations Cannot Ignore the DEI Shift in the Workplace

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Why Organizations Cannot Ignore the DEI Shift in the Workplace

An organizational shift to include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at the workplace has existed, making an impact, yet rarely was it prominent enough to warrant the attention it deserved. However, this shift has been more prominent than ever before in recent years.  Furthermore, it is no longer playing out in the background. DEI ingenuities have taken the spotlight, settling into workplaces where these concepts are making an impact and being written into company policies and procedures.

DEI initiatives are one of the most sought-after attributes of an organization. It is essential that employers and their HR departments ensure these DEI efforts are integrated into the goals of the company. Leaders need to assess the diversity in their ranks when looking at their management team and their employees.

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Attract Employees To The Office Through Employee Experiences

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Attract Employees To The Office Through Employee Experiences

The world, and businesses alike are still slowly returning to routine normalcy, if it can even be called that, in this post pandemic state of affairs. Regardless of how organizations are working; remotely, back in the office full time, or a combination of the two in a hybrid schedule, HR professionals know that employee connection has become an urgent matter. Retaining top talent is critical to an organization’s growth and success. Therefore, creating an experience that entices your staff to appreciate the workplace and make it a worthwhile day is imperative.

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Using Social Media To Evaluate Job Candidates

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Using Social Media To Evaluate Job Candidates

Lots of valuable information can be learned by employers who use social media to evaluate various job candidates. However, there are always risks involved to this method.

The hiring process as of late has been a struggle. But finally, your recruiting director is making headway and is down to three well-qualified candidates for the position your company has been looking to fill for months. But in these final decisions comes the question of which candidate is truly the best for the job and company overall. Social media resources are so readily inviting and available to the public that even business professionals think of pursuing these avenues for a little more insight to the answers they seek.

The question becomes, should you consider social media when evaluating job candidates? Is it okay to look at an applicant’s social media profile as a peep into their personal lives as to what they may bring to the company?

In response to a recent Harris Poll, 60 percent of hiring managers say employers should screen all applicants’ social media profiles, and 69 percent say looking at the social media profiles of job candidates is effective.

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