6/21/21-BottomLeaderboard- SHRM

White Papers by A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists

  • 4 Strategies to Avoid a Bad Hire

    Do you want to splinter the team’s healthy dynamic? Throw a wrench into the workings of a thriving, productive workforce? Maybe you’re all about marring the company’s reputation or looking for a way to drive your best employees away. Because who needs upbeat morale anyway, right?
  • 4 Tactics for Developing Leadership Potential

    Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” Jack Welch, General Electric CEO. Leaders beget leaders. That is if they take that aspect of their leadership role seriously. It’s no secret that managing and...
  • 5 Lifestyles to Take Full Advantage of Temporary Jobs

    Many people underestimate the potential of temporary positions through job placement agencies. They assume that temp jobs aren’t going to benefit their career, causing them to pass by exceptional positions. \n\nIn reality, temp jobs aren’t just a form of short-term employment; they are...
  • A Salute to Labor Day

    As holidays go, the first Monday in September carries quite a hefty assignment. Not only does Labor Day mark the end of summer and the transition back to school, but this holiday also commemorates the American workforce, collectively and individually, for their vast achievements and...
  • 3 Tips for Making Right-Fit Hiring Decisions

    The thrill and the agony. The thrill of adding new energy to the company by way of a stellar hire. The agony of realizing after investing time and energy into a new hire that it’s not going to work out.\nThe loosely translated phrase from ABC’s Wide World of Sports says it all, doesn’t...
  • Time for a Career Change? Part II

    As we discussed last week, there are sound reasons for making a career change. But such an important decision should be handled with care and a thoughtful approach because making a career change will impact a person’s life in significant ways, for years or even decades.
  • Time for a Career Change? 5 Signs It’s Time to Move On

    While some people pick a career by age ten and remain with it throughout their adult lives, they are a minority. In fact, it is not uncommon to experience multiple career changes over a lifetime of employment opportunities. Chances are, at some point, you’ve felt the nudge to do something...
  • Bringing Out the Best in Your Followers

    Without followers, nothing would be accomplished. Just as the best coach in the world must have hardworking, committed players to win games, the same principle applies to business. Even the best leaders in the most prestigious company cannot do it alone. So, while some may view the role of a...
  • Helping Your Employees Become Leaders

    Every company has them: leaders and followers. Both are needed to accomplish the business’s goals, to drive the company’s mission and purpose. While a person’s innate skills and abilities, and personality traits often determine which camp an individual settles into, employers can play a pivotal...
  • How Not to Lose Your Workforce to The Great Resignation

    And we thought the “unprecedented times” would end as the coronavirus outbreak waned. In 2020, people came to loathe the term “unprecedented,” as it was bandied about continually, making an appearance in nearly every discussion. But honestly, what word could better describe the three-quarters of...
  • The Great Resignation

    You have probably heard the swirling mass of speculation and opinions concerning the latest trend in the hiring world, “The Great Resignation,” coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M University associate management professor. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Klotz predicted that people...
  • Returning to The Workforce

    You’ve been absent from the workforce for one, two, five, or even ten years. This break in your career may have been prompted by the desire to be a stay-at-home parent, the choice to further your education, a since-resolved health situation, a stint of volunteer service, or a longing to see the...
  • Getting Practical with AI: Can It Help HR Help People?

    When the words artificial intelligence or data science come up in a conversation about HR strategy, there are times'—especially if the context is a small- or medium-sized business'—when the eyerolls are almost audible. \"Here comes the sales pitch,\" listeners think while wondering what kinds of...
  • Building a New-Hire Buddy System for Remote Onboarding

    When it comes to employee onboarding, the buddy system is one of the most reliable tools HR has at its disposal. Done well, it facilitates an immediate personal connection between new hires and the wider organization, and in the long term it can help drive employee engagement and improve...
  • 5 Ways to Incentivize a Workforce to Increase Company Revenue

    Creating pride in and loyalty to the company is key to generating revenue-increasing employee performance. In order to cultivate those sentiments in their workforces, many businesses turn to incentive programs that recognize strong performance. Not all incentive programs are created equal,...
  • Why Team Members Should Get to Know Each Other

    During this unsettling time, when more people than ever are working remotely, many people are feeling isolated. Virtual meetings tend to focus on deadlines and data, leaving little time for team members to loop each other into their personal lives. Although the question "How are you doing...
  • How to Stay Ahead of Challenges to Virtual Recruitment

    In response to the lockdown measures of 2020, virtual recruitment went from "nice to have" to "need to have" seemingly overnight. As talent teams use innovative recruitment software to transform the ad hoc solutions of 2020 into long-term strategies for the future, they are paying...
  • 5 Elements of Perfect Offboarding

    A good offboarding (or employee-exit management) strategy often ranks low on the priority list for busy HR leaders. They already have so much on their plates—bringing new employees into the fold, shaping their experiences with the organization, ensuring that they grow into fully-rounded...
  • 4 Ways to Supercharge Workplace Mentorship Programs for Women

    A successful mentorship program should take the time to make careful matches, be both flexible in its approach and focused on its objectives, and drive a genuine conversation that benefits both mentors and mentees. A program that achieves all these things builds trust, helps identify problems...
  • 3 Tips for Eliminating Bias in the Recruitment Process

    ire the best and the brightest and slide them into right-fit positions. That’s the goal of every company, representing every industry across this great nation. But bias, both the conscious and the unconscious variety, can interfere with this goal. While human nature possesses a degree of...
  • The Role of Psychology in Workplace Safety

    Employers that don’t put a premium on workplace safety can suffer both financial and reputational losses, thanks to work-related injuries or illness. In 2018 alone, work-related injuries cost companies $170.8 billion, broken down as follows: wage and productivity losses of $52.4 billion...
  • Using the Check-in to Cultivate a Culture of Growth and Trust

    As leaders and HR departments move away from last year's "keep the lights on" approach, they're turning their attention toward determining how best to help their organizations grow and innovate. With the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the only way for organizations to...
  • Business Ethics in Human Resources

    Business ethics is defined as "the study of appropriate business policies and practices regarding potentially controversial subjects including corporate governance, insider trading, bribery, discrimination, corporate social responsibility, and fiduciary responsibilities." It's the...
  • How to Run a Successful Wellness Challenge

    Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the population has been experiencing skyrocketing stress levels. Social distancing and working from home mean people are getting out less and looking at screens more. With all of these factors taking a toll on people's mental and physical health, some...
  • Remote Workforce Continues to Grow

    The number of folks seeking remote work opportunities has been on the rise in recent years. And with good reason. The list of perks enjoyed by remote employment affords the flexibility many long for in these days of complex lives, hectic schedules, and family responsibilities. For a host of...