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7 Ways to Adjust Hiring Practices for a More Inclusive Workplace

The importance of workplace diversity has been increasing over the past several years. Today, consumers prefer brands that employ a diverse workforce representing a wide variety of native and cultural backgrounds.

 
However, many companies are still not able to practice workplace inclusion due to outdated recruitment practices and unconscious biases. But, there are ways to adjust your company’s recruitment processes to incorporate inclusion and diversity — and that’s what this article is all about.
 
Below-mentioned are 7 of the top ways you can adjust your hiring practices to leverage inclusion in your organization.
 
Let’s dive in.
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Change Management in a Remote World: How Can HR Keep Up?

Helping your team through any organizational change is difficult, but it can feel almost impossible when most of your employees are operating in a remote working environment. After all, when your employees aren't physically present in the office, it can be difficult for HR to execute change management properly while balancing the business's needs with employee morale. 

However, with adequate planning, change management can still be effective even in a remote setting. To help you navigate change as efficiently as possible in your company, let's look at a few common organizational change management strategies and how they might apply to remote working employees.
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Hiring and Retaining Employees in Today’s Economy:

Is your small business hiring? Join the club. With the economy in recovery and society anticipating a widespread reopening, businesses of all types are scrambling to engage workers. Some are staffing up after a prolonged closure, others have found their ranks decreased due to caregiving and other family responsibilities, while others are enjoying the fruits of a growing business or even a new one they established during the pandemic. 

But getting people in the door might be tougher than ever, considering the need for employment after pandemic closures and downsizing. In fact, Indeed.com says that the share of job postings with phrases like "hiring urgently" has risen over 50% since the start of 2021. 
 
But remember the flip side of that: An astounding 95% of workers say they have considered leaving their jobs in 2021. It's important to ensure your current employees feel happy, comfortable, and settled, so that you retain the great talent you already have. 
 
Here are some ways to stand out in the race for top talent:
 
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How Has the Role of HR Evolved?

Many people still think human resources is strictly processing payroll and managing internal complaints. However, HR personnel have proven their role is far more impactful than this. The way people work has evolved tremendously, and that wouldn’t have been possible without the role of human resources growing right along with it.

We’re long past the days where HR's tasks were primarily administrative. Instead, the role of HR has evolved. Their responsibilities have grown to include ensuring employee productivity and wellness. HR staff is also heavily involved in communicating with company leaders about challenges that impact creating a healthy, efficient workforce and suggestions for overcoming them.
 
Read on for more about how the role of HR has changed in the past decade.
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The Contingent Workforce: Everything You Need to Know

Being able to hire people from across the world whenever you want is one of the best things that has happened to 21st-century business. This sort of freedom is unprecedented and it allows you to build your workforce freely and without any limitations. This also means that your workforce is fluid and contingent and that you’ll always keep seeing new faces. That might not be the worst thing in the world, though, especially if you’re not afraid of challenges and difficult scenarios. If you’re currently in the process of building a contingent workforce or thinking about doing that soon, here are a few things you’ll need to know.

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Why HR Should Continue Using Video Interviews

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world in many ways, especially how we work. Among the changes was the realization that it was no longer necessary to be in a physical office to conduct business effectively, and that went for the human resources department as well. The use of video was a big part of this revolution as many HR professionals began interviewing candidates online so they could continue to keep their companies fully staffed.
 
Now that vaccines are making the rounds, many companies are returning to the office, but even if most aspects of our jobs return to normal, video interviews should remain the standard. There are many benefits of video interviews to both HR teams and potential candidates, including easier access to a more diverse workforce and improved ease of use across the board. Let’s look at why companies should continue this trend.
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What is a Staffing Agency and Why Do You Need One?

As a company owner or manager, there comes a time when you are required to hire staff to assist you in performing some duties, but you don’t have a clue as to where you will start. Finding qualified workers can be an uphill task, especially in an industry that requires specialization. You might also be seeking a job, and you don’t know where to begin. You can ease these processes by utilizing the services of a staffing agency. 

staffing agency, such as https://www.workkerapp.com/, also known as a recruiting firm, refers to a firm or organization whose main work is matching companies or employers with the right job candidates. They act as the middleman between employees and employers. Of course, they do this for a small fee. All you need to do as the employer is contact or register with the firm’s online portfolio, give a vivid description of the type of workers you need, and handle the staff hunting. When they find the right candidate for the job, they will connect you to the candidate at a small fee. 

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Tips To Effectively Recruit Better Candidates

Finding an employee whose skills align with the open position and fit the company's culture is gratifying for recruiters and employers alike. Choosing the wrong employees is a costly mistake for companies. Besides affecting their bottom line, it also affects their employee morale and office productivity.

There is no guarantee that we can completely avoid a bad hire. However, you can significantly reduce the risk of selecting the wrong candidate while ensuring you attract the best candidates. We have put together a list of tips for fine-tuning your recruitment efforts to help you get started.

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How HR Managers Can Coordinate a Transition Back to the Office

Although many businesses are eager to return to life at the office, many of their employees don’t share the same enthusiasm. Whether they’re still fearful of falling ill, have become accustomed to remote work, have family obligations, or another reason, employees are thinking long and hard about transitioning back to the office.
 
HR managers take on a tough challenge in helping employees get settled in the office after months of working from home. You want everyone involved to be confident, comfortable, and relatively happy in the transition. But often, that isn’t the case.
 
Fortunately, there are various things you can do as an HR professional to coordinate a seamless transition back to the office. Here are five of them.
 
 
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Why You Should Hire Graduates

As an employer, you probably frequently ask yourself “why should you hire a graduate?” Graduates are fresh-faced, eager to learn and tend to have lower salary expectations; therefore, there are a variety of benefits of hiring a graduate. This article will focus on a variety of the benefits of hiring graduates.

 

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