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The Roadmap to Successful HR Software Implementation


‘there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success ,  than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. . – Niccolo Machiavelli. HR directors face increasing demands of their time-management skills, recruitment strategies and people-management abilities in today’s competitive workplace. Evaluating the vendors.

What’s Ahead for HR in 2017?


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Trends in HR for the year ahead will emphasize empowerment, the employee experience, and ultimately a more human workplace. What will some of the big themes be for HR leaders in the year ahead and how can we begin preparing for them? For some answers, I attended a session at HR Tech based on Josh Bersin’s new report, HR Technology Disruptions for 2017.

How HR Can Stop Killing Innovation


Portrait thinking woman in glasses looking up with light idea bulb above head isolated on gray wall background. Innovation is a curious thing. In a research report published by the International Board of Innovation Science, Dennis Stauffer explored what separates wildly successful companies from the rest. If we’re honest, all of us would be interested in those kinds of returns. Open Enrollment.

Why HR Needs to Be More Like Marketing


Today’s rapidly evolving workplace has generated more challenges in retaining, managing & engaging staff than any other time. The Increased mobility, job selection based on social profile & your companies purpose, places significant stress on a traditional HR approach. In this regard, your company’s HR processes & policies can foster a positive reputation or damage your image irreparably. Every business needs two critical resources to succeed: customers and employees. Influence & branding at the core. Branding is a key element of any marketing approach to HR.


The SMB Guide to Posting Jobs

Whether you’re an HR professional for a small start-up, a high-growth company or a large enterprise organization, the quality of your team is the single best predictor of success. Learn how to build a solid sourcing strategy that consistently results in great hires by reading Jazz's new eBook, The SMB Guide to Posting Jobs.

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9 Strategies For Building Better Professional Relationships

Get Hppy

Remember how easy it was to make friends on the playground? Someone would ask to take turns on the swings or ask if they could join the soccer game, and that was basically it—you were best friends. Building and maintaining a professional network isn’t like that at all. Staying connected and developing professional relationships takes time, work, and strategy. Improve Your Communication Skills.

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Are You a Strategic Optimist?

Laurie Ruettimann

I’ve spent the past six months talking to HR and recruiting professionals about failure. Unfortunately, nobody cared about enterprise failure until I started talking about my life. My maternal grandmother was a strategic optimist. When she became accidentally pregnant at the age of 20, she married the guy and had four kids. When the guy was mean to her, she accepted it.

Transforming Your Talent Process: 7 Must Have Downloads

ClearCompany HRM

We write a lot about transforming your talent into A-Players, but that takes more than technology; it takes a commitment to doing the work day in and day out. To help you be the best talent management professional you can be, we’ve created a giant resource pack you can download and take with you. Talent Management

Where should you focus your HR Efforts in the future?

What is Paul Thinking

We all want to predict the future. want to know which company will be the next AOL, or the next Apple. want to know where to tell my kids to put their money so they can take care of me in in my old age in the same lifestyle they have grown accustomed to under my roof. Trust me. They’ve lived better than I did at their age – and probably better than I do at my current state. Le sigh. But seriously.

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.

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

HR Hardball

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.” ” Did you really think you were this funny? Do you believe your ideas are always “brilliant!”? ”? It ain’t easy being the boss.

This Is How You Drive Innovations With HR


Bimodal people management might be the next stage for your HR department. A new chapter that takes HR on an exciting journey of exploration into uncharted territory of business transformation. A new way of working that fosters creativity and connects more people than ever before. A new HR mindset that adds more value than ever before. What is does bimodal mean? heard the term first from Gartner.

Stop Calling People “Deplorables”

Laurie Ruettimann

My politics are a little less than mainstream. I’m a pro-choice secular humanist, a vegetarian, and someone who believes in the right to protect myself and shoot a sexual predator in the face. But mostly I vote for Democratic candidates because I’m a first-person witness to how young girls and women are treated in my country. ” Here’s why. Sexually offensive language?

3 Types of Employees You Seriously Need to Keep


With close to four out of five (78%) of business leaders ranking employee retention as important or urgent, it’s easy to understand why being able to identify who to keep is essential to nurturing and retaining the right employees in your organisation. There are certain types of employee profiles that are essential to any organisation wanting to thrive and grow. Hence why the ability to recognise talent is pivotal in leading an effective employee retention program. Talent is an aptitude that makes someone special in a given context or domain. Leaders. Challengers. Visionaries.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

5 Strategies to Engage Millennial Employees

Get Hppy

If by know we’re aware that things change along with the new generations, we can definitely state that Millennials are much more complex than the previous generations. According to the definition , millennials are persons who were born around 1970s-2000s. Let’s take a look at how millennials are different from other generations: They use technology in better and more productive ways. Conclusion.

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Post-Accident Drug Testing Rule to December


In high stakes litigation playing out before United States District Judge Sam Lindsey in Dallas, Texas, the government attorneys and those employer groups seeking to enjoin OSHA’s record keeping rule-anti-retaliation provision under 29 CFR 1904.35, have jointly agreed to extend the delay of enforcement until December 1, 2016. These provisions became effective on August 10, 2016. Perez, No. Tex.).

How To Set Up Successful Teams For Advanced Analytics


Advanced analytics uses statistical, machine learning and operations research models for pattern recognition, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. Implementing these methods to generate relevant insights requires new skills and roles in an organization. In addition, these new roles need to be integrated within existing processes to ensure the operationalization of analytics solutions.

Legacy & Ego

101 Half Connected Things

I’ve been at the CIPD for just over a year and a half and I’ve reached that point (it happens to everyone on a certain bit of the org chart)  where people start talking to me about the word ‘legacy’ What do I want to leave as my ‘legacy’? It’s a very leadery thing to talk about legacy. It does, but it also panders horribly to ego. So I helped her.


Innovation Buster: How Losing Your Best Employees is Killing Innovation

Employees at the front lines often have better ideas for innovation than others within the business, but when they walk out the door, they take those ideas with them. Want to innovate better and faster than the competition? You need to hold onto your best employees and the ideas they have. In this session we will explore how various pieces of the talent life cycle are related to retention and examine more than 20 strategies and ideas for improving retention outcomes for your business.

Did a federal appellate court just require employers to invent ADA crystal balls?

The Employer Handbook

Actually, as I see it, yes, Eric is utilizing hyperbole. But, this recent Eighth Circuit opinion in a case involving the duty to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act is a dicey one for employers. The plaintiff in Kowitz v. Trinity Health (opinion here ) began working  as a respiratory therapist, before transitioning into the position of lead technician in the blood gas laboratory.

How to Drive Your A-List Talent Out the Door

TLNT: The Business of HR

Jennifer is A-list talent. Engagement High-Performance Workforce HR Insights Performance & Personality Retention & Engagement Talent Management Featured

Form I-9 Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2


All employers are required to complete and store a Form I-9 for each new employee hired to work in the United States. Although this Employment Eligibility Verification Form is mandated and enforced by the federal government, it remains the responsibility of the employer to ensure that the entire Form I-9 is properly completed and signed within 3 business days of the first day of work. All U.S.

7 Reasons Workplace Diversity Is Vital To Business Success


It is a job-seeker’s market right now. There are more jobs available than there are quality candidates, so anything employers can do to set themselves up for hiring success will be worth the time and effort. Fortunately, for companies who are working toward a goal of increased workplace diversity, there are more opportunities than ever to achieve it. Bigger share of the market. Boosted innovation.

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.

Worried about compliance? 5 tips for getting payroll right every time


Everyone finds it challenging to keep up with the ever-changing payroll laws. We’ve got five tips that will help you stay compliant and get payroll right every time.  . Don’t stress? You’ll be relieved to discover that majority of companies have experienced issues like this at some point. Today, new laws are impacting compliance too. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a once-off job.

10 Activities that Encourage Employees to Take the Lead in Their Development

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by HighGround , the employee development and engagement platform leader. They were named one of the Next Great Technology Companies at this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. Enjoy the post!). We’ve talked a lot about the need for employees to own their careers. But how can organizations actually make it happen? And they shouldn’t!

3 Types of Job Hunters Who Can’t Find Work

Blogging 4 Jobs

You’re kicking off a new job hunt, and you’ve sent out a fresh resume. And…radio silence. Did something go wrong? Unfortunately, you may have overlooked one detail. There are three types of job seekers whose resumes are more likely to tank even if they’ve put the best skills on their resume for that job. And you may be one of them without knowing it. Being unemployed is a Catch 22 situation.

The New Employee Engagement Video: Results, Progress, and Energy

David Zinger

3 Powerful Elements in the New Employee Engagement are: Know your results. Manage progress. Monitor energy. Watch this brief 2 minute video on these 3 elements of the New Employee Engagement. The New Employee Engagement: Results, Progress, & Energy from David Zinger on Vimeo. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert, speaker, consultant, and writer.

2016 Training Program Best Practices

Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?

Five Ways To Deal With Disengagement


Fast-paced, dynamic, innovative – we come across these words every day. To keep up with the enormous speed and innovation in today’s business environment, it is crucial to build a talented, diverse, and efficient workforce. Along with talent attraction and retention, employee engagement has become a major challenge for many businesses. It is essential for ensuring competitiveness and growth.

The Knowledge Economy Demands Continual Education


Today’s economy, with its strengths and weaknesses, is a topic for continual news and discussion. It impacts Americans in many ways beyond financial. One of these ways is in the amount and type of education that Americans need in order to have job success. Americans recognize the impacts this kind of job growth will have on their career and lives.

How (Not) to Ask for Recommendations, Referrals and References

Trust Matters

A while back I met a first-time author, who gave me a copy of their book. Shortly after, I got an email from the author’s publicist, saying: “… We’d appreciate it if you would post your 5-star review of the book on Amazon…”. But what frosts me is being told by a publicist what rating to assign the book – without even asking whether I’d read it, or even intended to read it. How To Ask for a Favor.

Folks, let’s dispel some FLSA myths about salaried employees

The Employer Handbook

If I had a quarter for every time I heard someone criticize me for acting aloof at Starbucks by ordering a “medium” rather than a “grande”  use the term “salaried-exempt,” I could play air hockey all day at Chuck-E-Cheese. Hmm, that sounded less creepy in my head. But, seeing it typed out and all, yeah, sorry. The rules that are set to change on December 1.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.