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Posted by Insightlink on 06/04/21

The Role of HR Departments in Startups

We are living during an exciting time for startups. The rise of the digital age has helped to make creating a new business more accessible to more people than almost ever before. Entrepreneurs can connect to global resources, knowledge, professional networks, and consumers that can help them on their path. Indeed, a recent study found that in 2020, 804,398 businesses in the U.S. were less than a year old.
However, alongside this digital business frontier and the technology that supports it, there are areas of neglect. Among startups, one of these tends to be the implementation of effective human resources (HR). Whether due to a lack of knowledge or an alternative focus, entrepreneurs tend to overlook just how crucial a solid HR department and strategy can be.
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Posted by Insightlink on 06/03/21

Nine 'Must Read' Leadership Books

Whether you manage a team of one or one hundred, the role of leader is a challenging one, with its own unique trials and triumphs. From dealing with internal conflicts to inspiring motivation to steering staff through tough times, these books provide vital advice and insight into how to lead with confidence, resilience, and intent.


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Posted by Insightlink on 06/02/21

3 Tips For Onboarding a New Team Member Successfully

Approximately 59 million Americans work for small businesses. If you are the owner of a small business, you know how important finding and hiring the top talent in your industry is. Some business owners focus so much on recruiting talent that they neglect to optimize their onboarding process. Studies show that employees who have not been properly trained are less productive and more likely to quit and take a job with a competitor.


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Posted by Insightlink on 05/24/21

How to Become More Employable in 2021

The global workforce is rapidly changing, as is the notion of the workplace. The pandemic has shifted the ways brands hire people and the way people choose jobs – making it a much more competitive environment both for experienced and for newbie workers. No matter your industry or your level of education, working on your skills and expanding your knowledge can make all the difference in the world when you’re searching for a new job.
Perhaps the health crisis has left you without your permanent position in a job you once loved. Then again, maybe you noticed that your position is at risk and you’d like a more stable opportunity in the near future. Although you cannot change how companies develop their own hiring and selection processes, you definitely can affect their decision by becoming more employable in the first place. So, what are the skills that will be of greater value in 2021 than in the previous years? Let’s suggest a few ways you can increase your chances to get a job or to make one for yourself in 2021.
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Posted by Insightlink on 05/21/21

Using Tech to Boost Employee Communication

On one hand, companies today fear the notion of digital overload as they begin utilizing so many different digital tools. The initial idea might be to simplify their workflow or to make it easier for remote teams to connect, but over time, the overwhelming use of digital might become counterproductive. What this often leads to is a general fear of introducing new tools or replacing old and outdated ones based on the premise that “it works”. What if it could work better, with something more advanced and innovative at your disposal?
Technology is rapidly evolving, and that means that your business can, too. Choosing to upgrade to certain tech solutions and move from an outdated platform to a more modern one makes perfect sense in this competitive universe. It means giving your employees the necessary means to be more productive, engaged, and to collaborate seamlessly. Here are a few tech ideas to bear in mind when you’re looking to improve your internal communication!
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Posted by Insightlink on 05/20/21

Ensure the Best Working Conditions to Increase Productivity

Your work environment will directly impact your mood, your mental health, and ultimately your performance as well. If employees were to work in a dull, dreary roach and rat-infested and filthy office setting, full of hostile bosses and unfriendly workers, it will adversely affect their productivity. Moreover, they would not even have the confidence or for that matter the job satisfaction to try and speak up about their grievances. This is why creating a highly positive work environment is critical to your company’s overall success. Let us check and see what it is that can make workers more productive:


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