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.

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.

How to Fit Hydration into Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

Get Hppy

When most people think about hydration, their thoughts usually focus on those things that they can do at home to ensure that they get more water into their bodies. While that is an important component in any hydration effort, it’s important to remember that most of us spend a great deal of time away from our homes each day – including those long hours we spend in the workplace. Get your free copy.

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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The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

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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

How HR Service Delivery Software Impacts Digital Transformation


Customer-centric organizations have long understood the value of a positive customer experience. In a world of digital natives, this extends into the technology experience a customer has when interacting with a brand or product. Leading organizations understand that employees need this same kind of experience in order to drive employee engagement and ultimately customer satisfaction.

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.

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. strong visual impression begins with good posture.

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

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).

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?

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. growing minority.

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.

A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]

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

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!

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.

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.

Innovation Buster: How Losing Your Best Employees is Killing Innovation

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. She subsequently complained to the EEOC.

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.

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.

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. 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.”

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

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.

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.


is it okay to hang target practice sheets up at work?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work for a large multinational company, and recently an executive made a visit to the office I work in. She held an informal Q&A which everybody in the office attended, and which took place in a section of the office I very rarely visit since the department that works there does not do any work with my department. During the meeting I couldn’t help but notice that at the desk closest to the door, there were two target practice sheets from a gun range hanging at somebody’s desk. One was a bull’s-eye, and the other was the silhouette of a human head.

Drop the Jargon

Laurie Ruettimann

I used to think there were a lot of buzzwords and jargon in HR, especially when it came to the war for talent and searching for the purple squirrel. Then I worked in marketing, and I learned to dimensionalize everything and evolve the brand. But, now that I have a nascent software company, I’ve discovered that there’s a whole new level of jargon. I can’t get through a meeting without hearing phrases like feature-creep, iterate and human-centered experience. (As opposed to pig-centered experience? Not against. Jargon is exclusionary. Jargon can be divisive. Do better.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]