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May 17, 2018
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Survey: New college grads expect bigger paychecks
Survey: New college grads expect bigger paychecks
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Students graduating from college this year expect to earn an average of $54,010 in their first job, nearly $8,000 more than those in 2016, according to a survey by talent acquisition software company iCIMS. Female graduates say they expect to earn less than the average, while 64% of college seniors say they also expect to work side jobs.
Society for Human Resource Management online (tiered subscription model) (5/14) 
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How bad employees reveal hiring process flaws
Managers spend nearly a quarter of their time in a workweek coaching underachieving employees, according to a survey from Robert Half. A bad hire may point to a flaw in an organization's hiring process, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half.
Ladders (5/16) 
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Leadership & Diversity in Action
Expanding your organization's approach to diversity
Hiring managers should be proactive about sharing thoughts on workplace culture and flexibility so they can help job candidates determine whether an organization is the right fit. "We can't penalize anyone that wants to raise children, intends to pursue a personal passion, care for a loved one or be a single head of household," writes Vidhya Ravi.
Medium (5/14) 
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Should college presidents address controversies?
When controversial speakers appear on college campuses, presidents often find themselves walking a tightrope on how to respond, or whether to respond at all, say some current and former college and university presidents. Mark Yudof, former president of the University of California and the University of Minnesota, says presidents are the moral compass of a campus and have a duty to boldly speak out to defend an institution's standards.
Inside Higher Ed (5/16) 
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Trends & Technology
HR should lead the adoption of AI
HR can help companies understand, plan and implement artificial intelligence improvements into the everyday life of the workplace, writes Simon Robinson. Building trust with employees, establishing a business case and creating a positive vision for the future are three areas where HR can help, he writes.
The HR Director (UK) (5/11) 
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For better retention, look to HR mobile apps
To reduce turnover and better engage workers who don't have a desk job, companies are turning to mobile HR apps for support. However, employees are not necessarily using all the functions provided by such apps, cautions Amy Gurchensky, a senior research analyst at NelsonHall.
TechTarget (free registration) (5/14) 
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