Category: “Talent”

Culture Counts: How Business Owners Can Use Culture to Improve Recruiting and Retention

09 February, 2024

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Business owners know this adage far too well—a company will only go as far as its talent can take it. While that truism is timeless, the talent landscape has changed.  First, let’s start with the bad news. Finding and keeping talented employees has never been more complicated. There has been a...

Compliance Corner: 2024 HR Trends for the Year!

31 January, 2024

Estimated time to read: 7 minutes, 15 seconds

Compliance Corner

Welcome to 2024 -- the new year promises to be an exciting time for the Human Resources (HR) world! There are a few standout trends that started percolating in 2023, and we are very interested to see the trajectory. From minimum wage increases to pay transparency laws, there is a litany of changes a...

HR Trends That Will Affect You in 2024

28 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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It’s fair to say that 2023 can be characterized as the year of artificial intelligence (AI). And while the prospect of AI is definitely exciting, real people are still the engine that powers every successful company. To uncover some of the trends that will dominate 2024, we surveyed 1,100 full-time...

Compliance Corner: 2023 HR Wrap-Up

27 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 8 minutes

Compliance Corner

Every year brings unique and challenging changes to the workplace and 2023 was no exception. It feels like these changes have accelerated exponentially since the “COVID era”! This year brought pay transparency laws to several states, state mandates of paid family leave laws, issues with artificial i...

HR Planning for 2024: Business as Unusual

15 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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For some, the end of the year is a time of relaxation—but not for business leaders and HR teams. As we head toward the end of the year, businesses are feverishly working to put a bow on 2023 while preparing for next year. What can they expect in 2024? If the last few years have been any indication,...

The Experience Era: How AI Can Turn Staff into Swifties

19 October, 2023

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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Let’s talk about Taylor Swift. The entertainer has monopolized headlines, made economies stronger and merged football fans with Taylor Swift fans (Swifties). Who would have thought? AI likely could have predicted it – maybe not the relationship (although…maybe?) but definitely the impact of dating K...

Compliance Corner: How HR & Employees Can Help Each Other to Combat Workplace Burnout

24 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Over the past few years, rates of more severe stress, anxiety, and depression have skyrocketed, contributing further to the ongoing workplace crisis of employee burnout. In fact, we found that 69% of employees have experienced burnout over the last year. With such an increase in severe burnout sympt...

AI in the Workplace: What Will Employees Allow—And How Far is Too Far?

13 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Conversations surrounding AI tools in the workplace are nothing new. For years, we’ve heard speculative questions posed about the power, limitations, ethics and scope of AI. Each question was posed in the future tense. How will employees respond to this powerful tech? When AI arrives, how useful wil...

Compliance Corner: Baby Boomers Exiting the Workforce: How HR Should Prepare

31 May, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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As the Baby Boomer generation begins to head toward retirement, a massive change is heading to workplaces across the country. In this month’s Compliance Corner, we hear from isolved’s HR Services Manager Rachel Barr to discuss the implications of this generational shift. Has the mass workplace exodu...

Why Applicant Tracking Equals Attracting Better Talent

29 March, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

First impressions matter—and there are no do-overs. Conventional wisdom has typically held that the candidate for a job is in the hot seat and needs to dazzle their potential new employer. But, in a tightening job market that places a premium on top talent, the tables have turned.   For organiz...

Performance Management: A Secret Weapon for EX

13 March, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Performance Management: A Secret Weapon for EX

The equation used to be pretty straightforward—a talented employee would join forces with a growing company, and the relationship would be mutually beneficial for years. Today, the calculation has changed. Gifted employees have never been in such high demand, and the proliferation of online job boar...

Top HR Trends in 2023—And Beyond

26 January, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Providing an exceptional employee experience (EX) is no longer a nice-to-have—it’s an absolute must. And in a crowded, competitive labor market, employers must make EX a top priority. In the past few years, employers have adopted a reactive approach in response to a flurry of unpredictable changes s...

The Basics of Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

25 October, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Let’s face it—an organization will only go as far as its talent can take it. A company can have a revolutionary business plan but needs talented individuals to execute it. Unfortunately for HR teams, we’ve entered a period of massive job change. Top talent is regularly looking to jump to the next la...

Miss Our HR Hot Topics Twitter Chat? Check Out This Recap.

21 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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isolved’s recent Twitter chat, “HR Hot Topics” highlighted the insights of Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, R “Ray” Wang. The chat was joined by others within the HR industry, including isolved’s leadership team and industry thought leaders. Read below for a brief recap of the virtual ev...

Should You Assign Interview Projects to Candidates?

03 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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A recent post on LinkedIn from a copywriter struck a nerve with jobseekers and recruiters, garnering more than 5,000 reactions in two weeks. The topic? Whether projects should be assigned to candidates during the interview process. Her post opens with, “Please don’t ask copywriters to carry out task...

Improve Inclusion through Employee Resource Groups

01 February, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Despite good intentions, diversity in the workplace may be difficult to attain in many cases. The advantages of a diverse workforce are plentiful. Organizations with employees from a wide variety of backgrounds and demographics are more productive, profitable and innovative. They also have a competi...

The Ripple Effect of Employee Engagement for Professional Service Organizations

11 October, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Consultants, advisors and accountants are skilled at focusing on their clients. After all, client satisfaction is the foundation of success for professional service organizations. Not only are happy clients likely to continue seeking services, but they may also share their experience with others – a...

Employees Speak: Essential HR Considerations to Improve Experience

29 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Employee experience (EX) is a priority for the majority of organizations this year, but it can be difficult for HR departments to decide where to focus their efforts. After all, EX is defined as the sum of all interactions that an employee has at work – this includes everything from onboarding to pr...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Internships

27 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Have you ever thought about implementing an internship program within your organization? These programs can have many benefits, from helping your organization obtain a pipeline of fresh talent to strengthening its reputation and ties within the community. In this month’s Compliance Corner blo...

Employees Recognize isolved as a Great Place to Work

24 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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Employee expectations for the workplace are rising, with isolved’s data revealing that 40 percent of full-time employees say that company culture is more important today than it was in the past.  Measuring culture, however, can be difficult. To prove internal engagement efforts are payin...

Prioritizing the Employee Experience for Gig Workers

12 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Employee experience (EX) is a priority for 92 percent of organizations this year, and there’s good reason. Research shows that businesses that invest in EX have more than four times the profit and two times the revenue than companies that don’t. When prioritizing EX, many business leade...

Don’t Let Good Candidates Get Lost in the Crowd

05 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Work in Finding New Talent   Diversity, equity and inclusion—commonly referred to as DE&I—has taken center stage in the workplace. Now more than ever, employers should actively strive to create meaningful change in hiring practices de...

Approaching Return to Office with a Modern Mindset

26 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Right now, here in the US, “return to work” conversations are happening in every industry, but the phrasing being used doesn’t paint an accurate picture of remote work throughout the pandemic. Despite not being in an office, remote employees have, of course, been working since the...

Addressing Talent Acquisition Challenges for Your Financial Institution

19 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Human resources (HR) departments across industries are facing new challenges when it comes to recruiting and onboarding talent – and financial institutions are no different. In fact, 65 percent of HR leaders working for a financial institution expect recruiting to be more difficult this year a...

Spring into WOTC Tax Savings: Unearthing and Onboarding WOTC Qualified Candidates

07 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Spring is a season that symbolizes transition. The sun begins to shine more brightly, animals emerge from their winter dwellings, and plants begin to “spring” into bloom. Spring can also mean new opportunities for workers who have consistently faced significant barriers in finding jobs.&...

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