Check out what the following blogs had to say about HR trends, news and more. Below is a list of our top five favorite posts from this week. Check back every Friday for five more!

  1. 6 Reasons HR would Reject Employees Based on Their Backgrounds

This post is about a topic near and dear to us, background checks! Ever wonder why HR departments insist on running background checks? Well, you’re in luck; William from explains it in this post with 6 specific reasons. This is a great read for anyone trying to understand the hiring process a little better.


  1. Hiring Managers Should Own the Hiring Process

The first thing you see in this post is a picture of a car with the words, “Nobody Washes a Rental Car”. This picture explains the whole post with those 5 words. Why should anyone own the hiring process other than the hiring manager?  If you think otherwise,  you should check out this great post from Smart Recruiters.


  1. Is Your Company’s Culture In Conflict With Social Media Trends?

Who are your brand advocates? If you didn’t answer with your employees, then you need to take a good look at your company culture. This post from Fistful of Talent explains why, as it covers currents trends for branding and company culture. It is definitely worth the read.


  1. Companies Can’t Engage Employees that Don’t Stay

Talent wars have been going on since the beginning of business. If you can’t satisfy your employees, you can trust someone else will. This post from HR Bartender explains the phenomenon with examples and statistics for what employees are looking for. Don’t wait another minute. Remember you can’t engage with someone who is gone.


  1. Keeping the HUMAN in Human Resources

How dependent are you on your smart phone? Now you may say I can live without it and that’s exactly what the author of this post thought. See what Dorothy had to say after a full day at a conference without her smart phone. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any great HR posts for the week.



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