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SHRM

Special from SHRM Chicago: Culture Beats Skills and Stars … Until the IPO

You can hire for skills or hire stars for culture fit or for a mixture of those, says best-selling author Adam Grant. Data show that with fast-growing start-ups, cultural fit trumps. However, as companies grow, culture becomes a problem. Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business, offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference […]

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Hiring Candidates with a Criminal History Is Becoming More Common

Ban the Box laws are gaining popularity across the nation, with the most recent law taking effect in Washington on June 7. The new law, Washington Fair Chance Act, prohibits private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history, conducting a criminal background check, or otherwise obtaining information about an applicant’s criminal history until after […]

Don’t Scare That Candidate Away! Tips for a Smooth First Contact

So you found the perfect candidate—on paper. Time to reach out, but that’s not as straightforward as it seems. Making the wrong move might cost you more than a filled position—it might even hurt your reputation. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure you can seal the deal when you […]

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Are You Using Benefits Strategically?

The 2017 Strategic Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) finds that organizations need to move away from thinking about benefits in traditional ways and instead adopt a strategic mindset that considers the impact of benefits on employee recruitment and retention.

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Scholarship Programs Help Develop Workers’ Skills

The Washington Hospitality Association, a membership organization serving the hospitality industry in Washington State, has announced that it is offering scholarships aimed at connecting workers with skills improvement classes designed especially for hospitality employees.