Wed.Feb 15, 2017

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HR Compliance in a Legal Whiplash World

Ultimate Software

Guest post by Kate Bischoff, Employment Lawyer & HR Consultant. HR compliance is hard. Employers are subject to so many different laws that even the most seasoned HR practitioners can innocently overlook legal changes. Last year was a particularly fast-paced year for employment law changes. Don’t hold your breath, HR, because 2017 promises to be just as fast and maybe even more confusing.

Looking to hire in 2017? Prepare for a fight

HR Morning

Get ready: It looks like the competition for talent in 2017 will be pretty fierce. . About 40% of HR pros and hiring managers surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder said they plan to hire full-time employees in 2017. That’s up from 36% last year — and it’s a 10-year high for the survey. In total, 2,391 HR pros and hiring managers were polled. Optimistic outlook.

It’s Time For HR to Do Things Differently

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s an age-old problem – sticking in the comfort zone of the tried and tested, clutching tightly to tools and techniques just because we have experience of them. HR Trends Talent Acquisition Talent Management Featured

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Businesses to Increase Use of Robotics and Contingent Workers in 2017, says Report

HR Daily Advisor

Businesses are increasingly using robotics in the workplace and a contingent workforce to become more agile and flexible in the changing economy, according to the 2017 Talent Trends Report released by Randstad Sourceright. A growing concern about talent scarcity may be driving the increased use of automation and contingent workers, according to those surveyed.

Employer Branding Ebook

With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.

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This Report Will Convince You Candidate Experience Matters

TLNT: The Business of HR

Well, it’s that time of year. All kinds of new research reports are being published – the kinds of reports that we collect and never seem to have enough time to read. We’ve all got them on our hard drives. But here’s one you’ll download and read. Multiple times. The information is that useful! Candidate Experience Talent Acquisition Featured

Heaven Forbid We TALK to Employees!

What is Paul Thinking

I’m jotting this post off in a hurry because the muse is hitting me and I have a full “to-do” list this week. A good friend and smart guy Jason Lauritsen posted in Facebook a link to an article entitled: “Employers are creepily analyzing your emails and Slack chats to see if you’re happy.” And I kid you not the article is exactly what the headline says it is…. AIR, a Tokyo-based software company, is marketing software that scans conversations on workplace communication tool Slack to gauge team morale. There’s even a bot that will notify managers of real-time changes in team morale.”.

How We Started a Hackathon Program

ClearCompany HRM

ClearCompany employees from San Francisco and Fort Collins recently joined their Boston-based colleagues for our company-wide annual meeting. To kick-off a week filled with departmental trainings, annual strategy overviews and goal setting sessions, ClearCompany employees put their minds together and “hacked” out some ideas they wanted to see become a reality.

FLSA ruling: When you don’t have to pay workers for training time

HR Morning

A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it’s okay to NOT pay workers for the time they spend in training. . The court acknowledged the Department of Labor (DOL) has six criteria for deciding whether a worker crosses the line from being a non-compensable “trainee” to a compensated “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

4 Ways to Project a Stronger Leadership Presence in HR

OmegaHR Solutions

Proper image can be important to your credibility and career. Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at These are tips to increase your presence in HR. It is not everything but it does have impact. When you work in human resources, the presence you project has a major impact. Make a Strong Visual Impression. A strong visual impression begins with good posture.

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Bill would allow employers to provide tax-free student loan assistance

HR Morning

Student loan repayment benefits have become an increasingly popular tool for recruiting and retention in recent years and, if this bill passes, that trend is only likely to continue. . The bipartisan bill, The Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act (H.R. 795) , which was introduced by Rep. This tax break applies to tuition, fees, books, supplies and even equipment. 795 tax free

How Top Professional Firms Put Employee Development First

Great Place to Work

No one becomes a lawyer, public accountant or business consultant without a healthy love for learning. People in professional services aren’t just expected to stay ahead of trends in their industries; their level of knowledge is a kind of personal currency that adds value to their businesses and careers. How are they doing it? ” Plus, it pays off. The bottom line?

Dumb manager decisions end up costing two firms big money for EEOC violations

HR Morning

Two more chapters in the continuing saga of “How Bonehead Decisions by Middle Managers Can Put a Big Dent in Your Corporate Pocketbook”: Case No. 1, or “Stick to that policy no matter how many other ways there are to handle the problem.” ” The EEOC charged J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. the company simply denied them employment. Case No. ” RTG Furniture Corp.,

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

Men, Women Both Using ‘Gender-Blind’ Parental Leave, Etsy Says

HR Daily Advisor

Men and women are equally likely to take time off under Etsy’s new parental leave program, the company has determined after adopting a gender-blind policy last year. The website announced in April 2016 that it was expanding its parental leave program to offer 26 weeks of paid leave to employees for the birth or adoption of a child, regardless of the employee’s gender. The Results. with a B.A.

Make your Employee Search Through LinkedIn More Efficient: 7 tips

HR Gazette

LinkedIn is to recruiting as a soda shop is to ice cream. It has evolved into a community of 330 million professionals that are looking for a job, wanting to advance their careers, or simply showing off. There is no other social media with that much educational and professional information about its members thereby making it a valuable resource for recruitment. Use your status update box.

How to Build and Implement an Employee Loyalty Program


As consumer loyalty programs are designed to strengthen the connection between the customer and the company brand, similar workforce loyalty programs can help build the employer and employee bond. Review the following steps for building an employee loyalty program in your business

Employers Advised to Be Careful Dealing with Immigrant Protests

HR Daily Advisor

by Jacob M. Monty, Monty & Ramirez, LLP. Employers need to be aware of legal risks associated with how they handle various protests related to immigrants in the United States, including a boycott and work stoppage planned for February 16. The protest raises legal issues for employers on two fronts—protected concerted activity and immigration compliance efforts. Concerted activity. Jacob M.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

What is a Performance Appraisal, and How Can You Get the Most From It?


We’re doing performance reviews all wrong. Rather than the typical let’s-have-a-tense-meeting-every-six-months (you know, the method that stresses out you, your employees, and gives very little meaningful data or actionable feedback), studies have shown that people prefer and benefit from ongoing, consistent information on how they’re doing. So what IS a performance appraisal? Keep morale in mind.

Improve Leadership Training Programs with Manager Feedback


360-degree feedback can bring up a whole host of areas for improvement and goals to be worked towards. Developing based on feedback is important for anyone, regardless of position, experience level or objectives: managers are no exception. Today major companies don’t simply want people who will listen and carry out: they want creative thinkers who will come up with innovative ideas and solutions.

Kathleen Hogan: How Microsoft is Transforming Its Culture


How do you retool a 40-year corporate culture while honoring the past? How do you engage 110,000 employees across 100 countries to embrace that evolution? At the i4cp 2017 Conference: Next Practices Now (March 20 – 23), Microsoft CHRO Kathleen Hogan will discuss how Microsoft is transforming its culture to optimize for a knowledge-based economy--and preparing for the digital shift of the 4th industrial revolution. We certainly don't have it all figured out—we continue to learn every day. There are, however, some steps that I would highlight from our journey at Microsoft. Third, take your time.


Hey Recruiter! No Brand? No Game.


"All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You." - Tom Peters It's Not A Fad The notion that individual recruiters don't need to worry about their brand as long as they work for, or represent organizations with a strong brand, is a fallacy. Start!

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.

Collective intelligence: Improving top team effectiveness

HR Times

Posted by Juliet Bourke on February 15, 2017. As public scrutiny of top teams (boards of directors and C-suite leaders) increases, the question arises: How well are top teams set up for success? Shareholders, employees, and the broader community need to be confident that top teams are making the best possible decisions. Related links. Organization Transformation & Talent. Learn more. People.

PayScale’s 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report Is Here

Compensation Today

Today we release the eighth annual installment of PayScale’s Compensation Best Practices Report. A strong theme emerged this year showcasing the connection between compensation and organizational culture. There is evidence that some organizations have discovered this connection, linked compensation with culture and – as a result – are thriving. We’ve called this disconnect “the Corporate Chasm.”

Collective intelligence: Improving top team effectiveness

HR Times

Posted by Juliet Bourke on February 15, 2017. As public scrutiny of top teams (boards of directors and C-suite leaders) increases, the question arises: How well are top teams set up for success? Shareholders, employees, and the broader community need to be confident that top teams are making the best possible decisions. Related links. Organization Transformation & Talent. Learn more. People.

How Millennials Can Manage An Aging Workforce

TLNT: The Business of HR

Google “managing millennials” and you get millions of results. Google “millennial managers” and fewer than 10,000 results show up. Talent Management Training, Learning & Development DisruptHR Featured millennials

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.