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Succession Planning Success: The Golden Rules for Future-Proofing Your Business

Visier

Succession planning is about managing the risk associated with any type of critical skills gap. Consider the role of a senior nuclear engineer: This is not a job you can fill easily by posting on LinkedIn. Imagine the problems it would cause for a nuclear plant’s operations if not enough nuclear engineers were developed in time to fill the gaps created by retiring baby boomers.

The Most Common “I Quit” Motivators & What You Can Do About Them

ClearCompany HRM

There are many different types of turnover; some are welcome, and some aren’t. When a consistently poor performer with a bad attitude is replaced with an employee who excels, that’s the kind of turnover you want to see. However, that’s not always what happens. Very often, turnover can have some seriously negative effects on the organization. For a manager making $40K, that’s $20-$30,000.

Tips for Wrapping Up the Year

The People Equation

Are you working this week? If you have an office job, most likely it’s going to be fairly quiet in the office because many of your colleagues are on vacation. That makes it a perfect time to finish those things you never seem to get around to doing—like filing your expense reports or cleaning off your desktop. They had some great ideas and agreed to share them with you. The “Not to Do” List.

Why Most Leadership Development Programs Are Not Worth the Time (and Money)

ATD Human Capital

For leadership development programs, better leadership should be a means to an end, but not an end unto itself. Click here to read full version

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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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Study Reveals Positive Employee Experiences Matter

nettime solutions

According to the latest survey we conducted here at nettime solutions, 76.5% of respondents reported that their employers are actively working to create a positive employee experience. This is outstanding news. The fact that not only are employers trying to create great employee experiences, but that employees themselves are recognizing this activity should be celebrated.

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What Do Employees Want Most? Appreciation and Good Relationships at Work

RecognizeThis!

Recognize This! Research from the Boston Consulting Group and The Network show employees around the world most need to know their work is valued and appreciated. They are different in [insert country other than your own.] They want different things than we do.”. How true do you believe that statement to be? It’s no surprise “appreciation for your work” leads the list. You must be appreciated.”.

The Dangers of Employee Silence

Globoforce

“No news is good news” is a common, fingers-crossed sentiment in many HR departments. It isn’t that we aren’t open to hearing from employees. But often we spend so much time running around putting out fires that a little bit of silence can be truly golden. It means things are finally running smoothly. Or does it? Silence, says author Elizabeth W. Employees perceive a lack of control.

The 10 Biggest Killers of Employee Motivation

TLNT: The Business of HR

Imagine the last time you were happy and content at work. Hopefully it’s not once in a year type of thing, but let’s imagine it was two days ago when you finally finished a long-lasting project that had been keeping you up all night. Now imagine the feeling and motivation this happiness gave you. Most probably, your productivity was at its peak. more…).

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.

Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference

Peoplefluent

Monday, October 13, 2014 :00am. Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference By Kevin Grossman. Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone. What a great opportunity to come together with the top thinkers and strategists in the industry to discuss where we are now and where we’re headed. Read More » read more

The Top 12 Free and Open Source HR Software Systems

Capterra

I always felt a bit bad taking one of the free samples at the supermarket. Yes, I know that’s what they’re there for. And I know the reps passing out cups of chips, or cheese, or (at Whole Foods, at least) nice red wine are only doing it to entice me to buy something. But still. In fact, it turns out this is a well-known principle of social psychology. Free/Freemium. Apptivo. Pros/cons. freeHR.

The 4 Leadership Issues You Can’t Ignore Anymore

ClearCompany HRM

Bad bosses take the blame for a lot of what goes wrong in the workplace. Low engagement rates, high turnover, employee dissatisfaction and even poor employer branding will often get placed squarely on the shoulders of supervisors. A constant passing of the buck, and probably some not so fair statistics have lead to the idea that a bad boss epidemic is at the core of business issues.

Monkey See Monkey Do: New Leaders Emulate Their Bosses

The People Equation

Nobody likes to be told what to do, but give them a positive example, and you might be surprised at the results. Consider this social experiment conducted by author Daniel Pink for his TV show Crowd Control , as reported on the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree . Pink and his team painted two lanes on a sidewalk, one for people talking on their cell phones, the other for non-cell-phone users.

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.

Building a Productive Learning Culture: Rightsizing Learning Opportunities

ATD Human Capital

This installment of the blog series on building a productive learning culture examines how organizations can rightsize learning opportunities (instead of offering too many choices) to ensure that employees engage in relevant and high-quality learning. Click here to read full version

"Who Do You Want to Become?" vs. "What Do You Want To Be?"

All Things Workplace

Which question are you asking yourself? Your choice will help determine the depth of your life as well as the comfort-level of your career. . I''ve been watching a new CEO client begin his tenure at a global company. He is very comfortable listening, talking, giving direction, and saying "I don''t know. That sounds good to me. Go ahead and do it." Whatever the "it" is). Who do you want to become?

New Video: Emails and Negative Intentions

ej4 HR

Have you ever obsessed over an email you were writing? You meticulously selected each word to ensure you wouldn’t alienate or offend anyone. After it’s perfectly perfect, you hit send and what happens? Despite your best efforts the message in your email is misunderstood, misconstrued and misinterpreted! Check it out now! Make your consistent message now with a free trial of Thinkzoom.

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Time and Attendance for Today's Mobile Workforce

nettime solutions

Without an integrated time and attendance solution, payroll processing can become extremely challenging — especially when employees are working from multiple different locations. Learn how stratustime can simplify the payroll process for payroll managers like Carla. payroll video payroll manager

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.

It Just Shouldn’t Be This Difficult! – Eliminating Barriers to Recognition

RecognizeThis!

by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This! — Sharing appreciation and gratitude for others should be simple to encourage frequent, timely praise and recognition. When was the last time you used a fax machine? I recently had the pleasure (ahem) of being re-acquainted with this office equipment fixture of old while trying to execute a recognition moment of sorts. It should’ve been soooo easy. via fax.

5 PEO Services You May Not Know Exist

Insperity

You probably know that a professional employer organization (PEO) can help you with benefits and payroll. But that’s not all it has to offer. Many PEOs offer several services that can be just as, if not more, beneficial to your employees and organization. Here are five little-known services to consider before you choose a PEO. Compensation services. Strategic planning. Succession planning.

Why Your Best Performers Usually Make the Worst Leaders

TLNT: The Business of HR

Editor’s Note : It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015. . We all make this mistake, and we’ll continue to make this mistake. Then, they fail and become a lousy performer. more…).

Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 18, 2014 :00am. Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair By Joe Sansone. August has arrived and it may feel like back-to-school is right around the corner, but summer isn’t over quite yet. Read More » read more

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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.

Can I (and Should I) Fire An Employee for Social Media Content?

UpstartHR

There is a phenomenon that doesn’t get talked about much publicly, but it’s something that in-the-trenches HR folks deal with fairly regularly. While we want to “rise up” and think about big picture, have a strategic viewpoint, and assume the best , there are always going to be friction points that hold us back. It’s a part of the whole “working with people” thing. :-) Today I want to talk through a few recent questions I have received around the impact of social media in the workplace. Should we fire him? This is his first real job after college.

Onboarding Pain Points for New Employees

ClearCompany HRM

In our work with many client companies, we have found that onboarding is often put on the back burner. Too many leaders believe onboarding is such a low impact function that it gets neglected. No one is really in charge of the process and employers have no clue how harmful this can be to their employer brand. Onboarding New Hire Paperless Onboarding Employee Onboarding

Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas

The People Equation

At one time or another, we’re all in a position to lead. We’re parents, teachers, coaches, managers and committee leaders. As such, we know that setting a good example is an important part of leadership. But it’s not always easy. I wrote a post for Smartblog on Leadership called The Six Saboteurs of Positive Role Models. Being a role model is about being true to myself. ”. ? Idina Menzel. “A

Grateful Leaders Know That Communication Leads to Connection

ATD Human Capital

Judy Umlas reminds leaders not to wait for the right way or right time to express their appreciation. Just do it NOW! Click here to read full version

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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.