Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day. How it started no one really knows, as historians have linked April Fools’ Day to several different origins. For example, April Fools’ Day has been linked to ancient festivals such as Hilaria, a religious festival celebrated in Rome on the March equinox, during which people dressed up in disguises to celebrate. Others who believed it was tied to the vernal equinox speculate that it was Mother Nature, fooling people with her changing and unpre
If you saw our tweet (@denovohrc) then you know that yesterday was National Puppy Day! Here’s a fun fact: everyone who works for De Novo HRC has two dogs. Companion dogs have been found to lower stress in the workplace. So sometimes, if we’re very lucky, we’ll arrive at work in the morning to discover that someone has brought their pups into the office for the day. In fact, the International Journal of Workplace Health Management published its findings on “the effect of th
As a recruiter, I recently interviewed a seemingly highly competent candidate for an open position. One who had skills aligned with the position, who had ample and relevant experience, who was engaging during the interview and answered questions directly, whose references checked out. But what the candidate didn’t have was clean social media. The individual’s candidacy was terminated. Which was extremely disappointing because it could have been avoided. Why does it matter?
The Healthy Eating Plate, created at Harvard School of Public Health, serves as a guide to help us consume healthy, balanced meals. The focus is on portion percentages, portion control, and quality of diet. Portion Percentages: The recommended plate balance is: Fill ½ your plate with fruits & veggies. The more colorful, the better, because different colors indicate different nutrient profiles. Fill ¼ of your plate with whole & intact grains, such as oats, barley, & brown r
In September of 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released updated employee tenure stats. I think we all predicted what they would reveal: the median number of years that the average employee stays with a company is 4.2, which is down from 4.6 years when last published in 2014. Employees in professional occupations and management roles have the highest median tenure of 5.1 years. On the other side of the coin, workers in service occupations have the lowest median tenure