ConnectedHR in the Media 

ConnectedHR helps companies build organizational alignment through human resources and professional recruiting services. The ConnectedHR Team and its founder, Mark D’Agostino, are contributors to various business publications and some of these articles and insights are shared here. 

How to improve your employee onboarding process

How to improve your employee onboarding process

Remember that first day of elementary school? Each year, heading into school with a tinge of sadness at summer’s end, but the excitement of seeing your friends, finding your classroom, and cracking open that box of new crayons.
First days were fun for the teachers, too (or so they made it seem).

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10 helpful and effective ways companies can support working parents

10 helpful and effective ways companies can support working parents

Whether working in the office or remotely, parents often deal with multiple pulls on their time and energy, and this can be especially true in the summer. But at any time of year, many professionals are juggling managing parental responsibilities — such as attending school and sports activities and caring for their kids when they’re sick — with meeting work demands.

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Improve hiring and retention with the conscious capitalism approach

Improve hiring and retention with the conscious capitalism approach

The concept of “conscious capitalism” is not just for large companies — it has applications for businesses of every size and can be particularly impactful when it comes to hiring and retention.

For those not familiar with “conscious capitalism,” it is the subject of the book “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” by John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Raj Sisodia, a former marketing professor at Bentley University.

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9 steps a leader should take before (and after) deciding to let someone go

9 steps a leader should take before (and after) deciding to let someone go

It’s never an easy decision to let an employee go, and good leaders put in a lot of thought before doing so. Still, when a final decision is made to part ways with an employee, a leader can feel more confident that they’re doing the right thing if they’re sure they’ve first done everything possible to salvage the relationship.

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Create Successful Internship Programs

Create Successful Internship Programs

If your organization is planning to bring on interns for this summer, make sure your internship program is strategic and impactful. Remember you’re building the future, today.
As we enter the summer “internship season,” I’d like to share some advice on how to get the most out of your internship program:

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Why HR shouldn’t be one of the many hats you wear

Why HR shouldn’t be one of the many hats you wear

Successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are confident problem-solvers who are determined and adaptable. Yet many get caught in a trap that inhibits company growth — they choose to handle people-related issues by dispersing them among existing staff members who have other responsibilities.

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Personal View: Rethink how networking can boost your career this year

Personal View: Rethink how networking can boost your career this year

My official research for this topic began with a text to a group of friends. The question posed was, “What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word networking?” Responses of all kinds began flooding in, including “Ugh,” “Anxiety,” “At my age … barf,” “Dread,” “I prefer a meaningful connection,” “Relationships,” “Influencing,”

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14 smart ways for small businesses to maximize their resources

14 smart ways for small businesses to maximize their resources

Small businesses often operate on tight budgets and with limited staff, so it’s essential for them to leverage their resources as efficiently as possible. Formal resource planning is a direct, focused process of reviewing an organization’s resources — financial, human, technical, and otherwise — and mapping out strategies to maximize their productivity and impact. However, many small-business owners may struggle with resource planning, either due to a lack of experience or (again) limits on their time.

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