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Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace

  For the first time in history, there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in the workplace. To effectively work together, it’s important that each generation understands the others. To do so, the Morgan Hunter team got together to discuss the values, desires, and motivations of each generation. Here’s what we discovered:   Identifying the… Read More »

How to Effectively Handle Negative Publicity (So It Doesn’t Affect Your Recruiting)

  After United Airlines forcibly removed a passenger from an overbooked flight in April, shares of the company dropped as much as 6.3 percent. When allegations of sexual harassment were made against Uber, #DeleteUber started trending and their CEO was eventually forced to resign. Negative publicity not only has lasting consequences for your company, it… Read More »

What Managers Think of March Madness in the Workplace

  March is upon us, and the madness of the NCAA Tournament is about to begin. Though it’s estimated that 51 million workers participate in an office bracket pool, and employers stand to lose $1.3 billion in lost productivity, managers’ opinions on March Madness vary. Most Managers Don’t Mind In a recent survey by Office… Read More »

How HR Can Learn from Uber’s Mistakes

  Uber, the immensely popular ride-sharing app, is in hot water because of alleged sexism at the company. Part of the problem is the company’s response — and human resources professionals can learn a lot from their mistakes. Lesson 1: Always take appropriate action when harassment complaints are made. It all began when Susan Fowler,… Read More »

5 Reasons Job Seekers Should Work with a Recruiter

  Despite the good work they do, many people are hesitant about working with a recruiter. You may think recruiters are just resume shufflers who will fill a job with any warm body they come across. But recruiters can be one of the greatest resources a job seeker has. Whether you’re starting your job search,… Read More »

More Employees Will Receive a Holiday Bonus This Year

  A majority of U.S. workers will have a happy holiday this year. That’s because 75 percent of HR and hiring managers say their company plans on giving holiday bonuses, up from 67 percent in 2015. The average bonus, $1,081, has also increased from last year’s average of $858. The survey, conducted in September, polled… Read More »

5 Hiring Trends in 2017

  As 2017 approaches, it’s time for companies to start reevaluating their staffing plans. Employers will face many changes in the upcoming year. Here are just a few of the expected hiring trends for 2017:   Improving the candidate experience In a recent study by Workplace Trends, 60 percent of job seekers have had a… Read More »

28 Percent of Employers Do Not Conduct Background Checks of New Employees

  More than one in four employers don’t conduct background checks before they hire a candidate, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder. Considering a bad hire costs about $17,000, the relatively large number of employers who choose not to perform background checks is a bit surprising. “If an employee isn’t well-suited for the job… Read More »

4 Things to Consider Before You Accept a Job Offer

  Getting offered a new job is a great feeling. Finally, all your hard work has paid off. But now you need to decide if you want to accept the offer. For some job seekers, the decision will be easy. For others, not so much. You may have learned some things throughout the interview process… Read More »