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Background Screening

Applicants and potential hires, today, have many embellishments and discrepancies on their resumes. This is in part due to many job seekers in the market and overuse and overreliance of programs that scan for keywords when looking for a potential hire. It’s important to seek alternate methods to validate and verify their accomplishments to ensure they’re suitable for the job. Checking their social media presence is one.

Alternately, picking a random resume has its benefits rather than relying on a computer generated algorithm to find you a perfect hire or potential interviewee. A person with a humble CV could potentially be better than someone with an embellished CV. At the end of the day, you should ask yourself: Is this a critical position? Is this an entry level position? A person with a humble resume may be pleasant person to work with than someone slightly more qualified.

 

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Mental Illness in the Workplace

Anxiety disorders and depression are the most common mental health issues in the workplace. People suffering from mental health issues may look and appear less confident. Will be unable to concentrate and worry about losing their job due to not be able to do it well. Early recognition of mental health issues can increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. In addition, providing accommodations to those affected can increase employee loyalty and retention.

Accommodations don’t need to accrue more expenses for the Company. Simple accommodations such as a small pay cut and allowing an employee to work less days per week than normal can provide them time, support and space to seek additional help to pull themselves out of the mire they find themselves in. A safe and supportive workplace is a productive and efficient workplace.

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What can an outsourced HR do for me?

In small to medium size businesses there may not be the need or resources for a full time HR person.  However, that doesn’t mean that HR should be forgotten.  This is where outsourcing solutions can help.  An outsourced HR solution can be provided at a relatively low cost and help with all of your HR needs.

 

In an outsourced solution your company would gain access to a fully qualified HR resource to help keep track of your employees, do administrative tasks, and all of the other functions of a complete HR department.  With the help of a web based HRMS you could view your staff information and even roll out an employee self service portal.

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How do you measure HR

The purpose of having metrics for HR is to show value for the initiatives that HR is carrying out.  How can the management of your company know if the processes put in place by the HR department are saving your organization money or costing it money?  Developing the right metrics to measure the right thing requires data and input from decision makers that are tasked with aligning the internal processes with your companies values and stated goals.

Metrics do not just have to be about directly measuring costs like Cost Per New Hire, it is also important to measure those factors which indirectly affect productivity and efficiency like Employee Happiness and Engagement.  Measuring key performance indicators like talent management can help to manage human capital to ensure organizational success.

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