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Can Technology Prevent Sexual Harassment?

By Yves Lermusi

As a father of 3 kids, the recent harassment and assault scandals in Hollywood proved disturbing. It is difficult to understand the degree of pathological behaviors exhibited by those who abuse their power. But as part of the great social fabric which is our society, we reject those behaviors. For us the question is how can we be better at preventing them? What can we do?

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Are Organizations’ Reference Check Non Participation Policies A Waste of Time?

By Yves Lermusi

It’s understandable why companies hold a policy against employees completing reference checks—it can waste productivity and result in a potential liability. However, people are not perfect and when asked, 99% of the 742 employees we surveyed said they would still participate in a confidential online reference check.

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Are HR jobs about to disappear?

By Yves Lermusi

A study done by Oxford University called “THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT: HOW SUSCEPTIBLE ARE JOBS TO COMPUTERISATION?” lists 702 occupations and ranks them by opportunity of being replaced by AI.  Where does HR stand?

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The Safe Hiring Manual

By Yves Lermusi

Recently Checkster was featured in Lester S. Rosen’s, The Safe Hiring Manual, a guide for employment screening, background checks for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers. Rosen recognizes online automated reference checks as a new resource in the pre-hire spectrum. With this online self-service candidates select references, such as former co-workers and supervisors, who then receive a survey to fill out online. Rosen points out that Checkster allows for a significant time savings from the traditional method of checking references over the phone.

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Millennials and Gen Z, What do They Want? Good Looking Colleagues…

By Yves Lermusi

We had a great webcast  this week with the Executive Trends & CEO of Culture Co-op, Melissa Lavigne-Delville. Our focus, how HR and TA can leverage generational differences and macro trends. We discovered what Millennials and Gen Z'ers really want in the workplace!

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TA Dashboard for Healthcare: What it could look like

By Yves Lermusi

An image is worth a thousand words, so if you want to see what a TA Healthcare dashboard would look like, see below (this version is slightly adapted from the good work of Tony Blake).

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Millennials Why Should HR Care?

By Yves Lermusi

Words are made to categorize reality so that we can be better at handling it.

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Google for Jobs: The Future of Intense Job Poaching?

By Yves Lermusi

Google announced its coming release of Google for jobs, after having closed its alpha on its jobs API we were expecting it. Where could it lead us?

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Understanding Generation Z (after Millennials) for Talent Attraction

By Yves Lermusi

Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2010) accounts for 60 million in the US, being digital natives, they are nostalgic of a pre-digital world. 52% of them would love to have their digital footprint completely deleted, and 83% are nostalgic of the pre-digital days!  They want real exchange, virtual tours or AI pre-canned answers may not cut it.  However, you can engage many of those already because 41% of teens are doing some type of gig work today.

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