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Employee Engagement: This Is What Professionals Do


We live in a world where everyone would like to think that what they do is perfect. Reality is, it’s not. You may be a perfectionist or see yourself as a nit-picker where you strive for 100% accuracy, only to end up feeling disappointed that you nail 99.95%. This 0.05% that no one seems to cover is what presents a dystopic area in a utopic perceived world. While it seems this article so far is encompassing a topic completely irrelevant to the title, it suits rather well as an analogy. Of course, this analogy is for our readers of the modern workplace. Engagement

4 Simple Ways To Engage Your Millennial Employees


Unless you’re allergic to business buzzwords , you are probably aware of the employee engagement dilemma facing companies worldwide. Likewise, many organizations are adjusting to the needs and desires of the next generation of employees known as millennials. Employee turnover can equal as much as 150% of the given employee’s salary. Engagement has a marked effect on both absenteeism and retention.

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)


35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included). Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. How does this work? It’s all about engagement. Pretty important stuff if you ask us.). Go team!

How Relationship Management Impacts Strategy Execution

Something Different

<> I recently stumbled across an oldish (late 2015) but excellent executive summary of a  Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) sponsored event examining the changing role of the HRBP. Understanding the knowledge level/needs of key stakeholders and making sure the message flows upward and outward to them in the right way is also key. Best, Rory.

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Utah Tops Fastest-Growing Tech States


Although people tend to focus on California as the nation’s tech hub, other states have grown their respective tech industries at a healthy clip over the past few years. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Utah added the greatest percentage of tech jobs in the first six months of 2016. Michigan (6.22%). Alabama (5.58%). Illinois (4.81%). California (3.42%).

#HRBestPractices: How to Do the Career Page Right

ClearCompany HRM

Candidates expect more. When looking for new jobs, candidates seek out quality employer brands, research benefits and explore company cultures. The attractive companies will be present on social media, have a mobile application portal and will have that reputation of being a great place to work. Recruiting & Sourcing

Delivering the Future of Payroll Today, with SAP SuccessFactors Managed Payroll

NGA Human Resources

While payroll is one of the most obvious back office processes to move to the cloud, it’s the one that triggers the greatest reluctance.   Why ? Payroll & Payroll & HR teams fear the migration risks.     The number one concern stopping payroll transformation is the consequence of employees not being paid accurately, on time, and securely. Does this sound familiar to you?  

The Link Between Performance Management and Employee Engagement

Get Hppy

You’re quickly approaching your one-year anniversary in your new job and your manager gives you a heads up that your performance review will be due soon. She’s asked that you download the form and complete the employee rating section. She tells you that she’ll also give you numeric scores and then you’ll get together to discuss where your scores differ. What a hassle! There is a better way.

The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers

In today's competitive talent market, it's essential for HR leaders to be able to connect their recruiting efforts to hiring results. This eBook will show you how to easily navigate the talent market and focus on hiring employees with the most ROI: Performers.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

I’ve been thinking about the impact of snap decisions a lot lately. Having just finished the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, I have a new interest in the role of the subconscious on action and performance. Gladwell presents mounds of evidence supporting the idea that instinct shouldn’t be discounted relative to more involved decision-making processes. Essentially, gut counts for something.

Cafe Classic: Are You a Minimalist Employer?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: In this Classic post, Chuck Csizmar shares some sage advice about the perils setting up shop overseas without taking the time to get a good bead on not only local laws but competitive norms and practices. Employer beware! for employees then they were accustomed to in the US. You don't. They had also earned a reputation in the local market as a “minimalist employer”.

How Traditional Employers Can Start Stealing Their Workers Back from the Gig Economy

Workforce Software

Workers all over the world are flocking to the Gig Economy. If you’re a traditional employer, this article will teach you how to win them back. Blog Absence Management Payroll Time & Attendance

Employee Engagement: Lighten Up Your Monday

David Zinger

John Junson is both a fine friend and a brilliant workplace cartoonist. He creates a new cartoon every week on for the Employee Engagement Network. This one was perfect: Stay light, stay nimble, and have an engaging week ahead. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert.

The New World of Employee Engagement

In this webinar, Josh Bersin will describe the new world of employee engagement, focusing on ways companies can reinvent their employee experience, better measure and analyze engagement, and build a new model to create a “simply irresistible” workplace. The webinar is on Wed. Sept. 7th at 11AM Pacific Time.

How Should Continuous Feedback Affect Compensation/Promotion Decisions?

Blogging 4 Jobs

Once your company has started giving more frequent feedback, you may be wondering how this new system will impact compensation and promotion decisions. You may be inclined to directly use the information collected, as you did with your annual performance reviews. However, this could have consequences on your new feedback culture. Stress inducing. Breakthrough innovation. Gamification.


Is Anonymous Feedback From Employees OK?

The HR Capitalist

Who here is tired of seeing disgruntled employees rip your company on Glassdoor? Wow.almost everyone.  I can't say I'm surprised. Anonymous feedback is rapidly being recognized for what it is. The newspaper industry entered the digital industry with the thought that readers commenting on articles online would unlock a form of community unlike any other. That makes sense.

Thoughts on the Sort of Talent Discussions That Drive Employee Engagement

Something Different

…Okay, so an article published about a year ago by Ben Whitter titled “ Bye, Bye, Human Resources ” has been making the rounds on social media. Specifically, Kris Dunn recently wrote a piece titled “Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them”  here wherein he talked about the performance review process. You don’t get there by focusing on the rating scale. 

More than Money: 7 Ways to Motivate Your Employees


Today most business leaders understand you can’t buy employee engagement or improve satisfaction with a higher salary, a better bonus, or fancy perks. In fact, research indicates that the relationship between the money an employee makes and their level of job satisfaction is relatively weak. Create a strong company culture. It’s the personality that lives within the four walls of your business.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

6 Tested Techniques for Dramatically Improved One on One Meetings


There have been too many articles, white papers, and case studies written on the “death of the annual performance review.” But when you brush past the hyperbole, you find a diverse list of successful companies changing the way they measure employees. Surprisingly, it’s not just the Googles, Zappos, or *insert trendy startup name* who are changing. Change management is a big, hard problem to solve.

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13 bizarre ways job candidates try to get noticed

HR Morning

You’ve no doubt interviewed a few odd ducks in your day. But of the job-seekers you’ve met and things you’ve seen, does any one of them top anything on this list? . The survey masters at CareerBuilder have done it again. They’ve come up with another must-see list of crazy oddities HR and hiring managers have experienced. ” “Candidate kissed hiring manager.”

The Monster Deal

HR Examiner

At the bottom of this article, you’ll find the letter Monster (MWW) sent its shareholders today (Wednesday). In it, Monster’s CEO, Tim Yates, offers arguments to rebut the letter published by the company’s largest shareholder, MNG. Over the past year, Monster’s stock price fell by nearly 50%. The company was repurchasing its shares for $6.04 a year ago.). It’s a big deal that the company lost that much equity in an up market with the strongest hiring climate in the past decade. You might imagine that MNG is not the only shareholder who is unhappy. August 24, 2016.

What Is Agile Performance Management?

HR Gazette

If you work for a technology company you’ve probably heard the term agile development flowing around your office. You know, those processes and meetings that the ‘techies’ are involved in. In my little tech bubble, I tend to forget that a large percentage of people have never heard of it. Agile methodologies are an alternative to waterfall, or traditional sequential development.”. Why this shift?

Improving employee performance with OKRS

Since the 1950s, business leaders have embraced a variety of management techniques designed to improve employee performance. In 1999, John Doerr introduced Objectives – Key Results (OKRs) to Google, a model he first learned about at Intel, and revolutionized goal setting. Today, OKRs are a de facto standard for aligning company and individual goals.

8 Fastest-Growing States for Tech Jobs


When it comes to adding technology jobs, not all states are created equal. A new Dice analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that, despite the national attention lavished on well-established tech hubs such as Silicon Valley and New York City’s Silicon Alley, smaller states often see the largest year-over-year percentage gains in new tech professionals. Utah (7.69%).

Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

Evil HR Lady

Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital. Despite the fact that there is no official start time for us (3 total), 2 full-time, 1 part-time, the full-time employees work 4 days and the part-time works 3. I am being told that I am late at least once a week. Respectfully, office operating hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, I generally start around 9a and truthfully I do arrive around 930ish somedays.

How To Build A Strategically Valuable Talent Pipeline

TLNT: The Business of HR

When we hire, we are bent on finding talent with performance that soars, an attitude of learning and an interest in the long haul. All those variables are difficult to identify or even encounter in the roller coaster world of talent acquisition, especially when finding an amazing candidate doesn’t mean you’ve hired an equally stellar employee.

Business Beyond Bias: The Power Of Data And Inspiration


As an African-American woman sitting in the C-suite as a chief human resources officer, I can tell you that diversity work is far more arduous than most people imagine. Often, the bias challenges we face come from decisions made years ago regarding job design, staffing, or development. The negative results of these decisions may go unnoticed for years. However, with the wealth of human capital data available today, we can now see the impact of these decisions and how biases are often unconsciously created and sustained as a consequence. very personal data point on bias. That’s the good news.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Recognition is Key to Successful Socialization


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Social recognition can help new employees rapidly feel more connected, engaged, and aligned. The transition to a new job, either at a new organization or just a new department, can be a stressful time. Although new employees are often prepared for the sheer amount of things to learn, they are often far less prepared for the time it takes to ramp up.

5 Challenges HR and Payroll Professionals Have When Integrating Separate Systems


By Casey Lewis, Product Marketing Manager, Ceridian. Although HCM systems have advanced significantly in recent times, there are issues that users of most systems still face today. This is largely due to the fact that most ‘solutions’ are separate application linked together by fragile interfaces, making it harder to access and trust the extensive data across functional areas.

So Much Depends on Employee Engagement

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we heard from Gallup concerning employee engagement and from a recent book by Jim Harter, PhD, titled First, Break All the Rules. Today, we present how to use your strengths to translate engagement into success. Knowing your strengths is a large piece of the engagement puzzle according to Gallup. How can managers better identify and develop their employee’s strengths?