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Welcome to Viewpoint, where HireCentrix provides commentary on some of the most relevant , hottest and often controversial issues  affecting our industry; including employment statistics, employment data, laws and regulation, political and public policies, and more.
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Reference Checking in the digital age!

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When you mention reference checking to many, the distrust is often visible.  Reference reports are often endorsements, or as Linkedin calls them,“recommendations”.  But what can be done to supplement the interview?

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A message to HR tech vendors

When tech companies work on building HR systems, I often wonder how much time they spend time with the users -- the HR folks who are in the trenches -- in paperwork hell. 

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Get off the Bench

My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench.

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AIM SMARTER” Goal Setting Recipe

Setting Goals is like using a cookbook to figure out what to have for dinner.  You have some idea of how many people you will feed, along with the likes and dislikes of that audience.  You may even know what the main ingredients need to be, since you have inventoried your pantry (e.g., assets). 

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"Lions Led by Donkeys" Where Does HR Fit In?

“Lions led by Donkeys”  was an expression commonly used during the WW1 period to describe the brave soldiers (lions) led to their death  (hundreds of thousands) by inept Generals with little regard for the lives of soldiers under their command.  They were simply “machine gun” fodder - an example of the disregard by leadership for “little” people.

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF

 

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