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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen is a former staff writer for TechnologyAdvice who specializes in HR technology and trends. When she's not writing about technology trends, she's working out or spending time with family.

What Is Quiet Hiring in 2024?

Also read: Employee Retention Strategies & Benefits What is quiet hiring? Quiet hiring describes the practice of training current employees to cover key roles or outsourcing critical projects to contract workers. To fill in-demand positions, recruiters...

How to Write an Effective Job Description

A job description is often the first chance a company has to make a good impression on a potential applicant. It’s therefore imperative that hiring managers write effective job descriptions to attract qualified job candidates and reduce the time it takes to...

Workforce Analytics: Best Practices & Tools in 2024

Key takeaways: Watch our video overview of the top workforce analytics best practices, then browse solutions that will help you unlock your workforce analytics in our HR Software Guide. What are workforce analytics? Workforce analytics provide context to the...

Top 26 HR Metrics to Track

Human resource (HR) metrics are a necessary starting point for assessing the health of the current workforce and ways the company manages its people. Beyond that, however, HR metrics drive the visions and goals for strategic human resource management by...

Paid vs Unpaid Internships: The Complete HR Overview

Paid internships are key for attracting and retaining emerging talent. Unpaid internships might seem at first glance like a no-brainer for a company’s bottom line. However, not only are unpaid internships potentially illegal, not to mention exploitative,...

Active Shooter Training & Preparedness for Businesses

Active shooter training educates employees on indicators of potential workplace violence and prepares them to take appropriate action in an active shooter situation.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded 277 active shooter incidents in the U.S....

Conducting an Effective Exit Interview: Tips & Best Practices

When an employee leaves, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, conducting an effective exit interview is a chance for amicable closure for both parties. More importantly, when conducted successfully, exit interviews allow human resources (HR) teams to gather...

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know

Key takeaways What is neurodiversity in the workplace? Neurodiversity acknowledges that individuals think, learn, behave, and interact with the world around them in different ways. People who have been evaluated and diagnosed with the following conditions...

Employee Burnout: Top Signs & Prevention Tips

Employee burnout is not so much an employee problem as it is an indication of workplace dysfunction, whether in the culture, systems, or processes. HR plays a critical role throughout the employee journey by advocating for structural changes that prevent,...

What is Strategic Human Resource Management?

Strategic human resource management (HRM) is a proactive, future-oriented HR practice in which HR leadership develops and taps into current workforce talent to help a company achieve its broader business...

HRIS vs HRMS vs HCM: What Is the Difference in 2024?

In the world of human resources (HR), software users, buyers, and vendors often use the terms human resources information system (HRIS), human capital management (HCM) software, and human resources management system (HRMS) interchangeably. Though HRIS, HRMS,...

The Employer’s Guide to Parental Leave Policies

Parental leave is a major consideration for both job seekers and employers who want to hire them. On one hand, employees want to know that their companies will support their family planning goals and accommodate a healthy work-life balance. On the other hand,...

7 Tips to Avoid Unconscious Hiring Bias

When it comes to hiring top talent, bias, intentional or not, plays a role. Even the most well-intentioned hiring teams are susceptible to unconscious bias, which prevents otherwise sound recruitment strategies from delivering top talent. Implicit bias might...

Top 5 Zenefits Alternatives & Competitors

TriNet Zenefits is one of the best human resources (HR) software for small businesses to scale up their HR functions efficiently. However, companies that want full-service payroll, robust reporting, native recruiting tools, and performance management might...

Policies & Benefits That Support Working Parents

Given the baby boom in 2021, parental leave policies and benefits that support employees as parents have become a top priority. Most employers must comply with federal and state minimum requirements, but any measures beyond that — like paid parental leave...
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