Reach a Diverse Candidate Pool with Mobile Recruiting Technology

Reach a Diverse Candidate Pool with Mobile Recruiting Technology

Increasing diversity within an organization offers multiple benefits that go far beyond simply being in compliance with federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations. Employees who come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and cultures often bring fresh ideas and perspectives to a company – contributing to its ability to innovate and succeed in the long-term. What are the best ways for HR leaders to connect with a diverse pool of appropriate candidates? Organizations still relying on traditional technologies and methods could be using dated, less effective approaches. Instead, employers need to be aware of data showing that minority populations in the U.S. are currently accessing the web in record numbers, primarily from mobile devices. Simply put, companies can now quickly find and meet many new candidates where these potential employees are – on their mobile devices. What the Research Shows Pew surveys reveal that both African Americans and English-speaking …

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Challenges of Managing Certificates of Insurance in Real Estate

Challenges of Managing Certificates of Insurance in Real Estate

Managing certificates of insurance represents a big challenge for real estate and property management organizations. When property changes hands, for example, there can be a lapse in coverage, and that can mean a big risk for the new owner or manager. “Insurance is one of the primary mechanisms for managing a property owner’s downside risk,” says Marc Cook, senior managing director of client services at Crossman & Co. “These documents provide evidence that tenants and vendors have proper insurance coverages in place, and in sufficient amounts, to financially protect themselves, the property owner, and other applicable parties if an incident should occur which causes harm or loss to a guest at the property.” These are some of the top challenges involved in managing COIs in real estate. Acquisitions and Management When a property changes hands or new management takes over, it’s easy to lose track of COIs.  Buyers must make …

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Challenges in Managing Worker’s Comp EDI

Worker’s compensation reporting requires massive coordination between health plans, state jurisdictions, health care providers and other stakeholders. Regulations, health and data privacy laws, and lack of consistent standards across jurisdictions can make reporting a hassle; that increases costs to the system while making it difficult for people to get the help they need. Worker’s comp electronic data interchange (EDI) provides a standard to keep all the information in the same format and flowing smoothly. “It’s an invaluable resource to have the ability to compare data nationwide and be able to understand how we can be more efficient and effective with the worker’s comp system,” says Gregg Lutz, director of standards development and outreach for the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, which looks for ways to increase standardization of worker’s comp EDI across jurisdictions while maintaining data privacy under the law. Here’s Lutz’s take on the challenges in …

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The Progress Principle

The Progress Principle

When Teresa Amabile, professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School, and developmental psychologist Steven Kramer conducted research to learn what makes people not only come to work but also drives them to stay and perform at their best, they found the answer surprising. Employees weren’t engaged and happy with their jobs because of high salaries or on-site perks like state-of-the-art athletic facilities or even free food. Instead, they found that motivated and downright joyful workers had satisfying inner work lives. What does this mean specifically? In their book The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work (Harvard Business Review Press), Amabile and Kramer explain that great inner work life is about the work, not the accouterments. “It starts with giving people something meaningful to accomplish… It requires giving clear goals, autonomy, help and resources – what people need to …

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The Evolving Workplace: More Employers Allowing Personal Tasks on Company Time

The Evolving Workplace: More Employers Allowing Personal Tasks on Company Time

There’s no doubt that the 21st-century workplace is rapidly evolving, thanks in large part to the innovations of mobile technology. With people virtually connected to their office from wherever they are, work often blends into after-hours life. But what happens when personal life seeps into the workplace? According to a study of 1,000 employees and employers from the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, France and Ireland by data protection firm Mozy, employees feel increasingly comfortable sending personal e-mails, running errands and leaving early for child-related activities or doctor appointments on company time. What’s more, the survey found that managers are quickly accepting the fact that workers are doing these personal tasks during the work day. The reason bosses aren’t upset? It turns out, according to the survey results, that many employees are putting in hours outside the office to finish their work. Bottom line: the majority of managers are saying goodbye to …

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