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White Papers for SHRM Human Resource Vendor Directory

  • Diversity & Inclusion By

    It’s time to rethink Diversity and Inclusion. Current events have compelled every company to reassess its approach to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). Failure to “walk the talk” of diversity, equity and fairness negatively impacts share prices, brand equity and the effectiveness of recruiting and...
  • The Contingent Workforce is Here to Stay By

    We all know some horror stories about the perfect candidate who upon being hired into an organization becomes a nightmare of burden, expense, waste and practically kills what culture and employee engagement there was before the new hire came on board.
  • Increasing Morale through Talent Management By

    Most morale improvement articles focus on the pleasure of tangible benefits. Employee loyalty programs. Company discounts. Book clubs, coffee mugs, stress balls. While these all have their merits, morale goes beyond what your employees can accumulate based on a points system. The immediate...
  • 7 Tips for Packing Like a Pro By

    Regardless of the distance traveled, relocating is always a hectic time. But often the most stressful part comes in the form of packing and organizing. For some amazing tips on packing and moving, we've turned to a specialist. Elijah Seiple is a Crew Leader for Gentle Moving Company, based in...
  • The Single Biggest Challenge to HR Strategic Reporting By

    Find out how to get ahead of the curve to secure and manage your critical data.
  • Unleash the people power of your business in less than 90 days By

    Today’s new breed of agile, fast-growing, global businesses often find themselves held back by IT systems that were designed for a slower-paced, more predictable world. Nowhere is this more true than in HR, where incumbent systems do little more than keep a record of paperwork. These outdated...
  • Mentoring First-Time Managers: Proven Strategies HR Leaders Can Use By

    When individual contributors or professionals are promoted into their first formal leadership position, many do not realize how tough that transition can be for them. We often hear that these leaders are not prepared, and lack the support and development to help make that transition...
  • Preventing Corporate Fraud: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line with a Whistleblower Hotline By

    As of May 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States expanded the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to include employees of public companies, private contractors, and subcontractors, ultimately providing protection of the Act to those individuals who may not have been entitled to protection in the past. If...
  • Why Companies Outsource Research And Recruiting Services By

    When deciding to outsource research and recruiting services, many organizations start with the same question: Which activities should be outsourced, and which are we capable of doing in-house? Today with hiring on the rise and the war for talent at an all time high, many companies are being...
  • Training & Development: One of the Best Investments Your Company Will Make By

    Many industries are facing a unique blend of human capital challenges. These challenges include attracting skilled talent to the industry, retaining and engaging top performers, and ensuring that their people have the skills required to make the business successful. Most industries also face...
  • The Importance of Job Descriptions By

    Job descriptions are a diverse tool for Human Resources. Whether used for hiring or conducting a performance review, at some time one or many job descriptions have crossed your desk as an HR professional. In short, a job description is a “written statement that describe the duties,...
  • Unemployment Tip - The Importance of the Final Incident By

    The final incident is the very last event that led to the decision to terminate an employee. In other words, the event but for which the termination would not have taken place. Many employers wonder why they are losing unemployment claims for terminated employees who have a long history of poor...
  • 5 Things Every Hiring Manager Should Know By

    Employ these five tactics to make certain you reap the full rewards of your company’s strategic investment in video interviewing. As a hiring manager, you have a vested interest in getting top performers onto your team quickly. Maybe your motivation is succession planning, backfilling a...
  • Employee Enagement and Employee Referral Programs: 10 keys to success By

    Employee referral programs really do increase employee engagement. How? When designed correctly a good employee referral program will help to increase the quality of new hires, will improve new hire performance and create a more engaged employee after hire, increase employee retention rates and...
  • Five Reasons to Hire a Compensation Consultant By

    The question often arises as to whether to develop your pay programs in-house, or spend the money to hire a compensation consultant. Five significant reasons to consider engaging a compensation consulting firm are outlined in this white paper.
  • 4 Simple Ways Staffing Agencies Can Build Better Client-Agency Relationships By

    Let’s face it, the recruitment business is about building relationships. As a recruiter for a staffing agency, building good relationships means increased business and client trust, so you want to make sure you’re doing all you can to make your clients happy. If you’re a staffing agency that’s...
  • Effectively Managing Base Pay: Strategies & Programs for Success By

    Base pay is the largest component of the total compensation package for most employees (exceptions being direct sales personnel and top executives in organizations that utilize variable pay and equity plans heavily). Wages/salaries represent the largest cost item for many organizations and...
  • 2015 Retirement Plans Quick Reference Guide By

    This guide contains information on a wide variety of tax-qualified retirement for both individuals and employers.
  • Perpetual Award Programs Provide Daily Motivation By

    The traditional year-end award ceremony provides an opportunity to acknowledge excellence in a formal setting. On-the-spot recognition is ideal for offering instant informal affirmation. Somewhere between these two very different approaches lies the often-overlooked perpetual award program.
  • HR Software Buyer's Guide By

    When you are responsible for choosing a human resource information system (HRIS), it can be difficult to determine which system is right for your company. This guide will provide you with 10 steps to help you select the correct system. You will learn how to determine your needs, look at various...
  • The Difference between an International and Domestic Background Check By

    The news is everywhere about how both Domestic and International organizations have a desire to eliminate potential problematic candidates who can infringe on the security of the workplace, and of their clients. With the current ‘ban the box’ legislation being passed throughout the United States...
  • 8 Questions You MUST Ask about OSHA Recordkeeping By

    OSHA is serious about record-keeping guidelines. Small and large businesses alike must understand what OSHA requires and know what questions to ask in order to be certain they comply.Read this white paper to gain this vital knowledge along with a checklist of things to consider for OSHA...
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Developing a Strategy By

    A great strategy can yield significant results, but a weak or misguided strategy yields only incremental improvement at best. Additionally, poor strategies lead to frustration, and wasted time, effort and money. From our experience, we’ve identified the three most common mistakes...
  • Dispute Resolution Matters: Best Practices to Support FCRA Compliance By

    Developing, reviewing, and regularly updating an organization’s dispute resolution procedures can help ensure ongoing FCRA compliance, and create opportunities for enhancing the applicant experience. FCRA regulations mandate the core dispute resolution process, and by demonstrating that your...
  • 4 Steps to Complying with the FCRA when Conducting Background Checks By

    A White Paper for Business Leaders & Human Resource Professionals Before requesting a background check (consumer report), the client/employer must certify in writing to the consumer reporting agency (background screening service provider) that they will follow FCRA rules concerning disclosure,...