Entries by Jennifer Burton

Security in a virtual world

With the shift in data technology and streamlining processes for HR leading us towards cloud software, mobile apps, and electronic files versus actual paper trails, organizations will undoubtedly have to move towards security for these various avenues as well. Protecting data, employee confidentiality, and ensuring safekeeping of sensitive data is all in the job description […]

Wellness – there’s an App for that

Much of what we are discussing this week centers around technology in HR, because we hope to start conversations and open up dialogue about the tools at our fingertips at this year’s HR Tech Conference #HRTechConf in Vegas. But when you take a minute to think about how much technology influences your day to day […]

Employee Engagement

How do you measure employee satisfaction and success? Have your HR business partners utilized complex analytics to look at the retention rate, factors leading to successful long-term employee placement, and what drives employees to stay or go? If not, it’s time to take a look at what is shaking things up in your organization, and […]

Learning & Development

Learning and development opportunities are something that employees love. In fact, millennials as a whole are continually providing feedback that training and growth potential are two huge factors in retention for this unique group within today’s workforce. Unfortunately, many companies simply do not have the manpower or the internal structure in place to allow for […]

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Machine learning uses human reasoning process as a guide to determine job performance, and artificial intelligence is a tool that companies can use to predict a candidate’s fit for a particular role. By utilizing AI for recruitment, you’re also giving the candidate a more improved experience due to the efficiency and speed added to the […]

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 […]