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I''m a sucker for anything motivational. Give me a good book about how you can achieve anything you desire and I immediately begin to write down my goals and dreams. Listen to someone talk about how you have to love your job and I pat myself on the back for having always loved what I have done. That''s why the current generation of workers frustrates me when they seem to be so anti-motivation


The Negative Effects of Losing Employees' Trust


Interesting little piece in the Harvard Business Review (Sept 2002) titled The High Cost of Lost Trust. The author and his colleague set out to discover what affects might occur when employees believe there is a disconnect between what their Managers say and what their Managers do. In other words, if the Managers don''t "Walk the Talk" does the effect on employees negatively impact business.


Securing Employee Names from Recruiters


The HR Department of University of Delaware accidently gave a system password to a student pretending to be a University professor. The student used the password to change her grade from an "F" to an "A". Luckily, about two weeks later, the student called the HR department to try the trick again but by this time they were on to the scam. She was arrested and charged with several counts of

Workplace Reality Shows


I just read this. After a five year break from primetime network television, Roseanne is returning to ABC to star in an ''unscripted reality workplace comedy'', VARIETY is set to report in Friday runs. " I wonder what this could be. There was that odd game show in Argentina called "Human Resources" about two guys facing off for the same job but a show here in the US with Rosie? Who would let

I'm sick and tired of HR getting F#%ked


That''s right. A certain website that goes by that illustrious name has been feeding off of stolen HR memos, documents and emails. The stolen information is always company confidential and includes detailed information on HR issues such as upcoming RIFs, new Diversity initiatives,employee benefits information and salary freezes. Each of these HR documents are published, held up for ridicule by a

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Welcome to Nobscot''s Weblog. This is where you''ll find random musings on Human Resources, employee retention and other miscellaneous tidbits from Nobscot Corporation''s CEO Beth N. Carvin. Here''s a link to more information on Nobscot''s award-winning Exit Interview Management System

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Support, Collaboration and Caring

Great Place to Work

This is an improvement of five percentage points since 2013 and the greatest increase in the number of employees satisfied with their current job since SHRM began administering this survey in 2002. Respect as a Key Component of a Great Workplace The Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) recently-released 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey has some great nuggets of data to take away, including that in 2014, 86% of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction with their current job. Blogs

The Huge Importance of Mentors in Developing Top Talent

TLNT: The Business of HR

Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month is dedicated to raising awareness of mentoring, recruiting mentors for young people, and promoting mentorship within organizations. more…).

Use Taleo? Your System May Be at Risk. Let HRchitect Help.


Since 2002, our team has completed hundreds of successful Taleo implementation, optimization, and upgrade projects across the entire spectrum of Taleo products (Recruit, Onboard, Perform and Learn) for both Enterprise and Business Edition. Just a small sampling of the hundreds of Taleo clients we have worked with since 2002 include: American Career College. HRchitect, the leading HCM systems consulting firm, knows your Taleo system better than anybody and is considered the “go-to” firm for all things Taleo. Do you use custom reports? Do you use Onboarding? Autodesk.

7 Things Every L&D Leader Can Learn From David Bowie

Grovo HR

In a New York Times interview from 2002, Bowie gleefully predicted that within 10 years music would become a free-flowing utility, “like running water or electricity.” David Bowie is gone. It chills me just to type. He was so…not human. How could he be dead? Facing the strange indeed. He took chances, stuck up for what he believed in, and pursued his own ideas about what great work could be.

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Recognition Fun at the 'ville - Recognizing the Silent Ninja


Melissa who has been here since 2002, who does a lot to keep this ship running, was his target in this recognition moment. Recognition from one Baudville veteran to another = Priceless. We caught Bruce, our Director of CRM, in recognition action! Employee Recognition

EEOC Issues New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination


The guidance, which is a sub-regulatory enforcement document, replaces the Commission’s 2002 Compliance Manual section on the same topic. On November 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. Diversity HR Training Workplace Discrimination

Celebrate the 25th Birthday of Employee Engagement

Grovo HR

Showing the Business Impact: Harter, Schmidt, & Hayes, 2002 ( link ). An idea as powerful as employee engagement seems like it should have been around forever. Businesses have always employed people, after all, and people have always done their best work when they’ve cared about the outcome of their efforts. Actually, employee engagement is a fairly young idea. 2009. Engagement hr

“Perceived” national origin discrimination may not be illegal, but…

Ohio Employer's Law

The guidance, which replaces the EEOC’s older 2002 guidance and covers topic such as citizenship, language issues and English-only policies, and harassment, is recommended reading for all employers, as are the EEOC’s companion Q&A and small business fact sheet. Let me point out, however, one area of contention—the issue of “perceived” national origin discrimination. Autoneum N.

OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employers

Ohio Employer's Law

Image via [link]. We typically think of OSHA in terms of workplace safety. Safety, however, is only a small part of what OSHA does. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act of the 21st Century (really, that’s a thing). For most of those OSHA-enforced anti-retaliation statutes, OSHA has made employers’ anti-retaliation compliance a whole lot more difficult. How low is this burden?

EEOC issues new discrimination guidance: 11 things you must know

HR Morning

The new guidance covers national origin discrimination, and it has replaced the EEOC’s 2002 compliance manual section on that topic. The EEOC is supplanting a 14-year-old section in its compliance manual with a brand new set of enforcement guidance. . Of course, employers already know they can’t discriminate against individuals on the basis of their national origin.

Gaining the Competitive Edge with Employee Engagement


By 2002, those numbers had flipped. As a consumer, it’s easy to tell an engaged employee from one who couldn’t care less. Engaged employees go the extra mile to help and provide value. Engaged employees genuinely care – not just about their jobs, but about customers as human beings. Engaged employees understand how their daily actions have greater impact, and act accordingly. A 2016 Inc.

California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 Years


The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released California’s 2014 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness, showing work-related injuries remain at their lowest level since 2002. Cal/OSHA uses the survey data to “refine and strengthen workplace safety and health regulations.”. The largest injury category involving days away from work are sprains, strains and tears. Katie Culliton.

Understanding Change and Its Impact on Engagement


Gray and Laidlaw ( 2002 ) argued that the more embedded these processes are within management, the more effective the outcomes are because they enhance the quality of working relationships, harmony, and trust.” By: Leigh Burger. Senior Implementation Manager, Achievers. Change is a funny thing, isn’t it? We frequently resist it, yet progress is impossible without it. 2) Communicate.

Demographics on Aging HR professionals should know

OmegaHR Solutions

In 2002, 25 percent of all workers were 50-plus. Older workers are going to be around much longer than people think. The knowledgeable HR professional needs to be aware of a variety of demographic facts. Here is a set of facts from The Herman Trend Report that I thought were very telling. As medicine and technology advance, the average lifespan is increasing all over the world. By 2040, 1.3

The Unofficial (and totally non-scientific) History of HR Blogging

Robin Schooling

2002 – Jim Stroud begins blogging. I’ve been gearing up for the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Carnival of HR and, as we all know, I enjoy nothing more than a good party! So over the weekend I tossed a query out on Facebook to assist me in building the timeline of HR blogging. Who was first? Who wrote what…and where? Was there chocolate involved? Who brought the wine?

Do personality assessments really help with hiring?


Furthermore, Harvard Business Review (HBR) points out that research has been available since 2002 demonstrating that personality testing doesn’t necessarily correlate with better job performance. In the interests of efficiency, the hiring process is becoming increasingly automated. For employers interested in following this trend, an abundance of such tests are readily available.

National High Five Day Scavenger Hunt


Since the olden days (of 2002), National High Five Day has been a hallmark of April. National High Five Day is Thursday, April 21! It's the sole reason many of us look forward to the month. It has a completely real website , fyi. This year, we plan to celebrate by doing a scavenger hunt! So wash your hands, put on a big smile, and let's get started! someone with a beard. a gal pal.

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How to Empower Leaders to Become Engagement Champions


Since its founding in 2002, Achievers has partnered with hundreds of organizations to improve employee engagement and positively impact business results. By: Mike Vickers. Customer Training Manager, Achievers. Creating an engaged workforce is critical to business success. Sadly, only 32% of U.S. Leaders. It is a commonly accepted business truism that people leave managers, not companies.

Is Employee Engagement a Fad?

Maritz Motivation

In a 2002 Harvard Business Review article titled “Spotting Management Fads,” authors Danny Miller and Jon Hartwick identify eight ways managers can tell if a “new” business philosophy is on-target or a misfire. How do leaders know what innovations to management are going to last and which will be short-lived? Particularly in an era of click-bait content production, an oversimplified business philosophy may be granted a title that reads: “The Only Management Advice You’ll Ever Need.”. The field of management is littered with flash-in-the-pan initiatives and fads.

What Winning at Wellness Looks Like

HRE's The Leader Board

Chamber, the findings demonstrated that, from the years 2002 to 2008, “Johnson & Johnson experienced a 3.7 Curious to see what makes for a top-notch wellness program? I’ll assume you said yes, which means you might want to take a peek at the new U.S. Chamber of Commerce Winning with Wellness report. Is there a history of workplace wellness programs? If so, what are some lessons learned?

How To Celebrate National High Five Day At Work


In 2002, college students at the University of Virginia created National High Five Day , an unofficial national holiday. On this day, strangers can approach each other for high fives without fear of confusion or reprisal. The gesture is often preceded verbally by a phrase like “Gimme five!” ” or “High five!” Credit is often given to Lamont Sleets Jr. ,

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6 Tips for Successfully Working at Home

HR Bartender

I started my consulting firm in 2002 , so I’ve been working from home for 15 years. My home office is the nicest I’ve ever had in my career. When I was researching consulting as a profession, I asked consultants about their success strategies and biggest challenges. A couple of them talked about home offices. I didn’t follow that advice and I don’t regret it. Yep, two years.

Overcoming the Manager Divide: How HR can Accelerate the Path to Gender Pay Equity


This was increased to two months in 2002.) Over the past few months, I had the privilege of taking part in a ground-breaking research project. It leveraged the Visier Insights database — a workforce database unmatched in the world in its breadth and depth, which allowed us to examine gender equity like never before. Here’s what we found. The Manager Divide: A New Finding to Watch.

Noncompete clauses pose issues for human resources


The percentage of lawsuits involving the breach rose by 61 percent from 2002 to 2012, according to research law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP did for the newspaper. Human resources should be aware and wary of job candidates still under noncompete clauses. According to, hiring someone still under one or not asking during the interview process could cost a company millions.

Hire Success: Reporting from the SmartRecruiters 2016 User Conference #Hire16

Brandon Hall

Another great example is found in the conversation I had this morning with a hiring leader at Atlassian , a global software company founded in Sydney in 2002. If the applicant tracking system, the core piece of recruiting technology for many organizations, is so despised, then why is it also so prevalent? There are a few answers to that question. The first is to acknowledge reality.

Specialization is a Journey, Not a Destination


Let me share a story of my friend who was laid off in the 2002 dot com bust. I recently read this amazing quote from Robert A Heinlein which nicely captures the essence of my own belief about learning and specialization. “A Specialization is for insects.”. He worked on a technology that was on its way to obscurity. He worked very hard to learn the new language. Of constant learning.


Ways to Improve Results of Workplace Diversity Initiatives

Get Hppy

In 2002, only 61 percent of Fortune 500 companies included the LGBT community in their nondiscrimination policy. Having strong diversity in the workplace encourages growth and introduces new experiences and perceptions. When your employees come from different backgrounds, they can each bring something unique to the table. Know the Differences Between Male and Female Workers.