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How virtual reality is used in hiring

When you think about virtual reality, chances are gaming and entertainment come to mind first. But the technology has actually been in use for decades as a training tool for pilots, astronauts, military personnel, and surgeons. Now, as the cost of VR headsets and 360

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Virtual workforce trends: taking work out of office

In any given coffee shop on any given day, it is easy to spot the virtual workforce with their laptops open and headphones on to help minimize distractions. Telecommuters. Remote or virtual workers. Work-from-home employees. Digital nomads. All of these terms refer to talent who

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Is Total Talent Acquisition Right for Your Company?

Hiring is changing at a dizzying pace and gathering the necessary pieces of the recruiting puzzle is a challenge. Would a blend of contingent and permanent employees offer the best ROI for your business? Which job boards and social networks most effectively attract talent in

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The Best Non-Monetary Perks and Benefits for Candidates

To entice candidates to say yes to the job, many companies focus on compensation—the salary, the bonus structure, stock options, and retirement [401(k) Plan or RRSP, for example]—and big benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation. These are important and are weighted heavily by

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How to Write an Inclusive Job Description

An inclusive workplace fosters a sense of belonging, encourages authenticity and open communication, and supports the career growth of all employees, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, education, or background. This is a tall order, but many companies are working hard to improve

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Best Practices for Onboarding New Talent

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be stressful and challenging. Without a formal onboarding process, the toughest parts of the first days, weeks, and months at work are amplified—which isn’t good for the employee, or for your business. Turnover is expensive

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Job Interview Red Flags

You’ve gotten your toe in the door for an interview with a company you’re excited about. You’ve done your research and visited their careers site, LinkedIn and Glassdoor pages. The job and the company seem like a great match for your skills and goals. But

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Don’t Let Cultural Fit Undermine Diversity

Diversity matters to the success of companies. Multiple studies have found that businesses with a diverse workforce outperform those with less gender, racial and ethnic diversity. Companies whose employees vary by race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and ability are more innovative and agile. A

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Three Tips for Leading a Multinational Team to Success

The way we work together is changing. Globalisation, expansion into new markets and flexible workplaces require diverse teams of people working together: virtual teams, cross-border teams, matrixed organisations. Working with people you do not see — or who live in a different time zone, or think,

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Best Practices in Talent Acquisition Reporting and Metrics

Talent acquisition metrics, analytics and reporting are all crucial to successful recruiting. But for many busy HR professionals, understanding, analyzing and using recruitment metrics to improve their businesses can be overwhelming and more than a little confusing. As a result, many organizations collect and report