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What’s the Secret to Attracting Top Talent? Taking Care of Their Kids

  The fight for today’s top young talent is fierce, to be sure. From tech to finance to retail, industry leaders are crafting recruiting and retention strategies to reel in rockstars and protect high...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

5 Ways to Retain Your Best Millennials

Millennials. Generation Y. Call them what you want. Sometimes it feels like you can’t go a day without seeing a new article blasting those born after 1980 for their laziness, entitlement, and screen...

Kate O'Brien
By    Kate O'Brien

The Biggest Employee Retention Mistake You Can Make

You know employee retention is important. You know that turnover means big bucks, costing companies 20 percent or more of an employee’s salary. This knowledge is important, because the economy’s been...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Paid Leave, CSR and 401ks: What the Best Companies Have in Common

Fortune’s 18th “Best Companies to Work For” list hit the web recently, and with it came a welcome reminder that you don’t have to flood the coasts to find great places to work. Left coast tech has a...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

How Not to Quit Your Job

Employee confidence appears to be at an all time high. But you know what employees are more confident in than their employers?  Themselves. That's right -- they're confident in their companies, sure....

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

9 Things Businesses Can Learn from the NFL

Football is America's most popular sport, and the NFL is the pinnacle of the professionalization of the game.   What’s that got to do with HR? Well, nothing. And everything. Because there’s not an...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

The Recruiting Strategy You’re Overlooking

In today’s highly competitive – and highly transparent – job market, the front lines of the talent wars are moving in-house.  If that sounds counterintuitive, given the early forecasts predicting...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

4 Simple Ways to Focus on Workplace Diversity in 2015

Recruiting is forecast to have an even more critical role in 2015, as a rebounding economy opens doors for job hoppers ready to make their next move.  There’s plenty of talk about employer branding,...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Doing the Math On Paid Parental Leave

In the not too distant past HR execs asked themselves: “Can we afford to offer paid parental leave?” But today they’re faced with: “Can we afford NOT to?”  In our modern, multigenerational workforce,...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

What's the Secret to Being One of the Best Places to Work?

Better benefits, company culture and work-life balance are the recipe for being one of the Best Places to Work, according to Glassdoor’s seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, released earlier this...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

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