Well-being

Being There… Virtually.

22 July in Articles, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Networking, Technology, Well-being, Workforce

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~Albert Einstein   As an early adopter of telework and telecommuting, one thing that I find fascinating is how the 2020 pandemic has brought more of my professional colleagues into the virtual world – my world – than...

Webinar Recap: Remote Work, The New Normal

24 June in Articles, Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, SmartPractices, Technology, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

On June 23, consulting experts from Black Box Consulting conducted a panel-chat style webinar where members from the organization discussed the pros and cons of working remotely. They covered best practices and offered tips on how to stay focused and productive, how to overcome challenges...

SmartSearch Blog: Look for the Positives

Look for the Positives

12 May in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce

“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins were central to an insightful StefTalks Webinar on March 6 when Spencer Gracias, CEO of Stefanini NA/APAC and Stefan Baier, VP Total Talent and Digital Services,...

Coffee, Chaos and COVID-19

23 April in Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Networking, News Updates, Recruiting, Technology, Training, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a Virtual Coffee Hour panel discussion group for Human Resources leaders in the tech industry hosted by SmartSearch vendor partner Verified First, a leading background screening...

Working from home? Beware the refrigerator!

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Networking, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

Did you wake up today with nowhere to go? COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing and homeschooling kept a lot of office workers from jumping in the car and commuting to the workplace. Welcome to my world. As an early adopter of remote work, I thought now...

Benefits: What do Employees Want?

06 January in Articles, Best Practices, Compensation and Benefits, Engagement, Generations, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

With unemployment levels at historic lows, employers are working hard to find and keep top talent. Sixty-eight percent of businesses report difficulty with recruiting. The Society for Human Resource Management reveals companies are using employee benefits as a critical competitive strategy for recruiting and retention....

Fun And Effective Training Helps Manage Organizational Risk

09 November in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Training, Tutorials, Well-being, Workplace

On October 24, Hawaii employers learned how to manage organizational risk by providing more effective and engaging workplace training. The program covered strategies for mitigating risks in the areas of health and safety, legal compliance, financial controls, and corrective action. Participants experienced and practiced training...

Current News: Pharmacy Benefits Management

05 August in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Compensation and Benefits, Generations, Health, Human Business, News Updates, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

Drug benefits are the fastest-growing portion of overall healthcare benefit costs for employers – and have increased at an alarming rate for decades. On July 9, 2019, SHRM Hawaii Island Educational Foundation hosted a seminar on Pharmacy Benefits Management in Hilo. The program explored how to...

Lessons Learned From A Leadership Conference

21 May in Articles, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

The Milestones in Leadership Summit was held on May 17 in sunny Huntington Beach, and we were graciously invited by our partner and sponsor, of this event, PTS Advance. Just a short drive away from our main office, the gorgeous Hyatt Regency hotel played host...

Want to Create a Better Customer Experience? Start with Your Own Employees!

19 December in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Well-being, Workplace

When most people think of customers, they think of clients or consumers. But your employees are customers, too. And if you're looking to dramatically improve your customer experience, your employees are a great place to start. Employee experience directly impacts customer experience. I say it all the time:...

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