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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    Ringing in the new year with a new website!
    By Alex Tolbert on January 2, 2020 | 2 min read time

      I'm not sure if you've noticed, but BerniePortal just got a facelift.  Here at BerniePortal, we strive to be your most helpful and trusted...

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    What we've been up to in 2019: BerniePortal's year in review
    By Alex Tolbert on December 30, 2019 | 2 min read time

      It's been a great year - Bernie's been quite busy. See what he's been up to! 2019 has truly been a year for the books. As we wrap up the...

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    Don't get left behind - bring an effective recruitment process into the new decade
    By Alex Tolbert on December 27, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Recruitment strategies that your small and mid-sized business should implement now Many businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed. With...

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    Use STAR interview questions to hire without sacrificing quality
    By Alex Tolbert on October 17, 2019 | 3 min read time

    What is the STAR interview format?  There are more than 7 million open jobs across the US, according to the Department of Labor. While the...

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    What to look for in an HR compliance solution
    By Alex Tolbert on October 7, 2019 | 2 min read time

          Compliance monitoring tools Compliance is one of the most arduous responsibilities that HR professionals face. Regulation changes can feel...

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    Are you onboarding for retention?
    By Alex Tolbert on September 10, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Why onboarding matters According to SHRM, employee turnover can be as high as 50 percent in the first 18 months of employment. A Gallup poll found...

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    Three hiring tasks wasting HR's time: how to reduce time to fill
    By Alex Tolbert on August 26, 2019 | 2 min read time

    How to reduce time to hire  Because the hiring environment is so competitive, businesses have to get really strategic about how they approach...

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    Why HR tech lagged behind sales & marketing software
    By Alex Tolbert on August 21, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Emerging HR trends  Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of human resources (HR) software tools for small and mid-sized...

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    Three ways HR pros can find more quality applicants
    By Alex Tolbert on August 7, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Recruiting and hiring top-quality employees These days, most small businesses have open positions, and many are struggling to find enough quality...

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    Three regulatory changes to know this summer
    By Alex Tolbert on July 31, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: While the pace of health care reform has slowed dramatically over the last few years, that doesn’t mean the...

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