Workplace

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...

AI and Recruiting

Webinar Recap: AI and Recruiting: 5 Factors You Must Know

07 November in Analytics, Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Metrics, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Workforce, Workplace

On November 7, 2019, Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture lead a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar that addressed the growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is impacting talent acquisition and staffing. According to a McKinsey Global Institute research report, “AI could deliver $13 trillion in...

Small Companies Can Be Recruiting Contenders

09 September in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

The ability to attract top talent takes more than just a posting on a job board, a newspaper ad or a sign in a storefront window. Many small businesses must compete with larger companies for talented recruits, without the luxury of internal recruiters or head-hunters...

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...

How Do You Define Leadership?

10 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Diversity, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Training, Workplace

This may seem like an easy question, but in actuality, it isn’t. Leadership can be defined in several different ways because the word means different things to different people. When I define leadership, qualities like integrity, consistency, inspirational, objective nature, and very importantly, self-aware come 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...

Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean?

28 February in Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Jobs, Legal, Metrics, Staffing, Workforce, Workplace

On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District to present an informative program and interactive discussion on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion, with an emphasis on hiring people with disabilities. The event took place at the...

Being Tolerant Does Not Mean Being Inclusive

09 January in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Workplace

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I envision two words that are polar opposites of each other. In today's workforce, diversity and inclusion mean seeking, accepting and wanting people from different walks of life. Tolerance does not denote acceptance. It's a hostile...

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:...

How Companies Can Become a Magnet For Talent

05 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

The tide has turned. What once was an employer’s market is now a job seeker’s delight. The unemployment rate is hovering around 4% which is something we haven’t seen in the U.S. since the 1960’s. This is great news for people seeking employment and has...