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On the last episode of HR Lancers Live we got together and used the wisdom of the crowd to find out which apps, sites and products we use each day to get our work done. It was a highly informative look at some great tools. These tools are summarized below for easy access. Watch the replay to see what each Lancer said about their favorites. Replay Chris Russell :  https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmrussell/ GoDaddy...
A huge number of employers have been forced to switch to 100% remote work environments. For some this transition is easier that others. Onboarding new hires remote is uncharted territory. We at HR Lancers scoured the socials last week to see what people were saying on how they were coping. Hopefully you find this roundup insightful. Michelle Fivel from the law firm Major, Lindsey & Africa said on LinkedIn : "There is a tremendous...
Last week on HR Lancers Live we talked with HR speaker expert Jennifer McClure about how she got started with speaking on the human resources conference circuit. The replay can now be watched in its entirety on Youtube. A full transcript is below (machine generated).  How to get started speaking in the hr industry (transcript) from Chris Russell
We are in uncharted territory. Our work and jobs are undergoing rapid change right now and HR is scrambling to keep up in order to maintain business and keep employees safe. Hiring pauses are sure to follow. How has it affected your life as a Lancer? If you already work form home things probably haven't changed much unless your kids are now running around the house. A number of new articles and podcast have popped up that we...
Cyndi Rooks , PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP, is a Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer for HRx and Compliance, LLC based in Jacksonville Florida. She is the latest HR Lancer to be featured on our blog. We asked her a few questions over email to get to know her.  1. What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR freelancer? HR Audits, Policy and Procedures/best practices/compliance, Investigations and Training ...
Chipotle Mexican Grill is beefing ups its benefits package in an effort to remain ahead of the pack when it comes to retaining and attracting workers. Beginning this year, Chipotle will increase its Paid Parental Leave for Restaurant Support Center and eligible field employees to 12 weeks for birth moms and four weeks for new dads and individuals adopting children. The company recognizes that giving its employees plenty of time to bond...
Michigan based John Blair is our newest featured HR Lancer. He's stepping out on his own for the first time in his career and we asked him some questions over email. Check out his profile . What do you consider your top 3 skills as an HR freelancer? The Ability to Listen to both the needs of my Customer and the expectations of Candidates.  Ability to control the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Process.  ...
By Shawna Armstrong A fictional but realistic Talent Acquisition Manager takes another call from a notoriously difficult Hiring Manager, who is clearly frustrated… again.  He doesn’t feel like enough traction is being made on his open roles. He’s not seeing enough qualified candidates. He has a hard time getting in touch with his Recruiter and thinks she is not even working on his job openings, or just not able to...
The freelance economy is heating up. People like those of us here on HR Lancers love the flexibility of freelance life and how it enhances our lives and work-life balance. A number of reports and studies regarding the freelance world, AKA the ‘gig economy’ have been published lately so we  wanted to summarize the key statistics found in the data. 50%: of the workforce will be comprised of gig workers by 2028....
On Thursday February 20th at 4pm ET HR Lancers held our first ever virtual hangout event for a meet and greet. Founder Chris Russell gave an update on the community and members got the chance to introduce themselves to each other.  
This isn't news to us but ADP has a new report out on how invested corporate America is in the gig economy. In a first-of-its-kind study, the ADP Research Institute puts the spotlight on the gig workforce in organizations, often described as a hidden or 'shadow workforce.'  The research report titled ,  Illuminating the Shadow Workforce: Insights into the Gig Workforce in Businesses ,  reveals tenured workers and...
“We’re Hiring!  Exciting opportunity…”  So what, who cares? Calling the job you need to fill an "exciting opportunity" doesn't make it an exciting opportunity.  If this is the extent of your recruitment branding strategy, how’s it working for you? Unless you’re hiring for an already well-established mega industry leader, I’d guess not amazingly well. Empty sales pitches...