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How Recruiterbox Virtually “Attended” HR Tech!


Didn’t see us at the HR Technology Conferenc e? That’s because we weren’t there this year, but fortunately we didn’t miss a thing. We’re a small team so attending every conference under the sun isn’t an option for us.

Is An IT Failure Dooming The Affordable Care Act?

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Two weeks after the heavily-publicized rollout, pretty much everyone can agree the Web site, , is not working as intended. But why is less clear.

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Star Employees Leaving? Here Are 6 Tips To Retain Top Talent


When your company is privileged enough to acquire great and outstanding talent, next comes the daunting task of retaining that talent. More and more business practices today involve pirating the top employees of competitors.

The Power of Benchmarking Your Recruiting Efforts


Although comparing yourself to others may go against what your mom always taught you, it’s exactly what you should be doing. This time around, though, don’t focus on who has the fake Converse All Stars … Continued. Recruiting Process benchmarking competitive analysis hiring industry trends jobvite jobvite video productivity recruiting recruiting process recruiting trends video interviewing video screening tool

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Analytics Tops the Agenda at HR Tech


I’m still recovering from last week’s HR Tech conference –what a whirlwind of great sessions and events. Not surprisingly, analytics was one of the hottest topics at the conference (I think the only way to avoid the words “Big Data” these days is to escape to a desert island.) Just about every vendor I met […]. HR Service Delivery Providers People Analytics

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Shutdown Over, But Not for Employers

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The federal government may be back up, but employers will be dealing with the shutdown for at least the next several weeks according to Susan Wurst, VP of Account Management at Tempworks Software.

Wal-Mart Worker Fired For Helping Woman Who Was Being Attacked

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Thirty-year-old Wal-Mart worker Kristopher Oswald was on a break recently when he witnessed a man grabbing a woman in the parking lot of the southeastern Michigan store where he worked. He came to her rescue, was attacked himself, and was then fired by the retail giant for “policy violations.”

Does Stupidity Serve A Larger Purpose?

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During a time when words and terms such as doomsday default, fiscal cliff and debt ceiling have entered our everyday lexicon, an email with the subject line “ Does stupidity serve a larger purpose? ” tends to get your attention.

How Are You Celebrating “National Flex Day?”

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I know many of you might still be reeling from yesterday’s Columbus Day festivities, but did you know today is “ National Flex Day ?”

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Brad Pitt a Bystander in French Job Drama

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An American equivalent would be Detroit electing Ted Cruz mayor.

Staffing News of the Day, October 18, 2013

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Is the complete automation of the human resources function a near-term possibility? Here are some reasons why that could happen. The Cynical Girl]. Is being tired your full-time job? Do you repeatedly “rest your eyes” at work? Here are 22 signs you’re professionally exhausted. Buzz Feed].

Staffing News of the Day, October 15, 2013

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Due to low wages & no benefits, half of fast food workers need public aid – totaling $7 billion in tax dollars [Fox 13 Now]. Tennessee staffing firm employee created and cashed fake checks [WGNS Radio].

Staffing News of the Day, October 17, 2013

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Bill that ended the 16-day government shutdown is being called a “temporary bandage,” paving the way for another debt calamity in 91 days [CNN, The Globe and Mail]. Jobless claims will be skewed until California can “get its act together” & shutdown effects wear off [Market Watch].

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Staffing News of the Day, October 16, 2013

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dollar could be downgraded if White House and hardline Republicans don’t reach debt ceiling compromise by tomorrow [The Telegraph]. From essential to non-essential and back again, federal workers are feeling like human yo-yos [US News].

Staffing News of the Day, October 14, 2013

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Seattle to vote on hiking min.wage to $15/hr for workers at airport, hotels , parking lots, & car rental agencies [Seattle Times]. Shutdown causes greater demand for services of Labor SMART , Paychex, TrueBlue, and Robert Half [Smallcap Network].