Entries by Jennifer Burton

Flexible Work Options as an Attraction Tool

How does telecommuting enable you to snag the best talent? What are the pros & cons? I have been working as a remote employee since 2006. Presented with an opportunity to build a human resources department from the ground up whilst juggling twins, I leapt at the chance to build my career while still being […]

Top Trends in Recruiting: How to Find Your Superstars!

“Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions, and a healthy dose of curiosity.”   Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group As soon as skilled talent becomes scarce, recruiting takes on more of a marketing component than ever before.  The way to find your talent is to be where they are and your seasoned recruiter […]

How Can Employee Surveys Help Your Business Grow?

Perhaps one of the most telling tools that we have in the leadership toolkit today is getting knowing our teams; understanding what makes each and every person tick and getting to know them as people. How better to do this but through the employee survey. Many employers are utilizing these as a way to determine […]

How Do You Retain Top Talent in Today’s Workforce?

We  live in a different world from thirty years ago. Instant results, knowledge at our fingertips, and communication at the speed of light…these are all realities in 2017 – not only in our personal lives, but also in our lives at work. Customers, clients, and coworkers expect immediate responses, and we have been programmed (or […]

How You Doin’? Effective Performance Management Strategies

“Checking-in” on employees is a critical piece of the retention puzzle. Landing quality employees is a big win, bigger still is retaining them for the long haul. Good people stay when they feel themselves developing and enhancing their skillset. Updating your performance management strategies, taking time to provide feedback to employees, and making sure the […]

Spy the Lie: Deception in the Recruitment Process

As recruitment and HR professionals, we are trained to spot the embellishments in a story, to zero in on the candidates whose credentials don’t quite line up, and to ask those uncomfortable questions that often lead to answers none of us are looking forward to hearing. Spotting the white lie, figuring out where the titles, responsibilities […]

Mentorship and the Future of Work

I am the product of baby boomer parents who survived an arguably sheltered millennial upbringing in Southern California. My parents’ generation boasts of having worked at the same company for 20+ years, and some will easily double that number before their retirement. Company loyalty is something that baby boomers value immensely, and as these things […]

Bathroom Views from Betty White

Last month, we blogged about the new legislation heading your way in 2017. One topic included at http://peoplescapehr.com/new-year-round-need-change-2017/ was restroom facilities. As we wrote there, AB 1732 requires all employers to designate single-user restrooms as “gender neutral facility”. This applies to facilities with one toilet and/or urinal and one sink, with a door that the […]

How Does President Trump Affect HR?

In honor of President’s Day, we would like to share some updates with you about the impact of President Trump’s policies on HR professionals in the workplace. As always, a new president can have a huge impact on the workforce, but the checks and balances in place within the United States government does not allow […]