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It’s Everyone’s Job to Care About Job Descriptions

Ultimate Software

by Kate Bischoff. From time to time, we invite guest contributors to provide their personal perspectives about trending HCM topics. The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software.

How does your parental leave policy stack up? Is it fair? Equitable? Competitive?

PeopleStrategy

Family leave has been subject to much scrutiny and debate in recent years. And two current employment trends are putting additional pressure on employers to take a closer look at their current parental leave policies: Employees want better work-life balance as they seek a higher quality of life.

Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

15Five

Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ?

#Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat

The Aristocracy of HR

000000000000 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you?

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires

Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires. So you’ve hired some great new employees - congratulations! Unfortunately, your work isn’t over yet. With 20% of new hires leaving within the first 45 days, creating a great onboarding program along with proper training is crucial if you want your new employees to be engaged and stay long term. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

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Should You Conduct Exit Interviews?

Reflektive

An exit interview is an invaluable tool for companies to gather insight from departing employees. However, many companies fail to take advantage of the opportunity—they either don’t conduct interviews, fail to gather useful information, or fail to analyze and act upon the information they do gather. Let’s take a closer look. The Purpose. The purpose of an exit interview is to learn…. Why the employee is leaving the company. What the employee considers to be the company’s problem areas.

What Role Does Mentoring Play In Employee Well-Being?

Get Hppy

Our well-being is something that we most often overlook. We allow our environment to dictate what our day is going to look like and how we are going to feel. How we feel can change as our environment changes. How we manage that is something that we do have control over.

#Unleash18 Humans + Bureaucracy: Control No More

The Aristocracy of HR

000020000000 “Bureaucracy is a global thing. “ ~ Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School I had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A session Day 1 with Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School at Unleash 2018 in Vegas.

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Engagement as a Competency - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

Employee Engagement is an outcome of a complex array of contributing factors. While some factors are influenced only at the organizational level, many elements are under the direct control of individual managers. A skilled manager, therefore, can greatly improve the engagement of his/her team.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Using HR Analytics for Workforce Cost Management [Case Study]

Visier

In May 2016, wildfire broke out in Wood Buffalo Municipal District near the City of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and became possibly the costliest disaster in Canadian history.

How to Leverage Technology to Engage a Remote Workforce

Reflektive

The remote workforce is growing every year between the gig economy, abundant freelance talent, and more companies adopting work-from-anywhere policies. In fact, Gallup found that 43% of U.S. employees work remotely at least part of the time. While workplace flexibility is a great selling point for recruiters, it presents a challenge for executives: How do you engage workers that are spread across the city, country, or globe? Did you know that 43% of U.S.

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Mind the Workplace: How Workplace Stress Impacts Engagement and Productivity

Grovo HR

Many employees will spend a quarter of their lives in the workplace. On any given day, they will spend more time interacting with their colleagues than loved ones. In a society that places much value on productivity, profit, and bottom lines, physical, and mental health in the workplace often becomes collateral damage, especially in high-stress work environments. Workplace stress is inevitable and, at times, can foster motivation.

What Happens When You Break A Promise?

Get Hppy

Execution is THE most critical determinant of an organization’s success, and it requires a specific culture to do it consistently well. And, since few organizations do it well, it represents the best opportunity to stand-out from others in a crowded marketplace of mediocre players.

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Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Take It From a Futurist: How Technology Will Change the Value of Humans in the Workforce For the Better

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: We would never dream of trying to predict the future—that's why we left it up to the futurists. In this series, we interview experts in HR, recruiting and the future of work to get their take on what's next. The onslaught of technology in the workplace is already overwhelming for employees, but innovation shows no sign of slowing down.

4 Steps to Retraining Employees in the Age of A.I.

Visier

For humanity, major socio-economic transformation is nothing new, but the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) requires the world to adapt and realign to a new reality more rapidly than ever before. How will we cope? It took 150,000 years to become an agrarian society and complete the transition from hunting and gathering. Over the next 10,000 years, the economy slowly evolved as populations grew. The real change came with the advent of the industrial revolution.

Why 61% of Employees Say the Performance Review Is Outdated

Reflektive

Are your company’s executives and employees aligned on growth? The word alone—“growth”—can mean different things to different people, and that gets to the heart of the Growth Divide. How do you bridge the gap when managers and employees have different definitions and metrics for success? The word alone—“growth”—can mean different things to different people. Click To Tweet.

CakeHR Blog Featured as one of the Best HR Blogs of 2018

CakeHR

Just recently, CakeHR has been featured as one of the best HR blogs of 2018 by Fit Small Business. The list features blogs that provide innovative, engaging, and relevant content related to the Human Resources industry.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

How To Create Team Culture In A Team That’s Virtual And Global

Get Hppy

The remote working setup isn’t too far off from becoming the new norm. While there are still some hurdles to overcome, teething problems to solve, and reluctant CEOs to convince, working over the internet from anywhere in the world will become a default option sooner or later.

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What It Takes to Become a Best Place to Work

HR Daily Advisor

A common misconception is that an organization becomes a Best Place to Work simply because it offers health care and added benefits and has a rec room set up with ping pong or free coffee and snacks for the taking.

Shake Up Your Traditional Approach to Learning

Cornerstone On Demand

This piece originally appeared on the ATD blog. With technology and automation now engrained in individuals' daily routines and data changing how decisions are made, the skills needed for in-demand roles are shifting. According to Deloitte's latest human capital research , 47 percent of HR and business leaders consider developing new career trajectories and skills to be very important. The caveat? More than 54 percent say they don't yet have programs in place to build the skills of the future.

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What Is Employee Empowerment & What Are Its Top Principles?

Reflektive

When considering how to boost employee engagement, many organizations work from the outside in—trying to figure out which perks and benefits will keep employees happy. They should be working from the inside out—making employees feel valued by giving them greater autonomy over decision-making. This concept is known as employee empowerment. While it’s a challenge for some executives to “give up control,” it ends up paying major dividends.

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7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

New National Origin Regulations Coming July 1

HRWatchdog

Employers, be aware of the new national origin regulations effective July 1. As previously reported , the proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addressing national origin protections were sent to the Office of Administrative Law for approval.

[Infographic] Tracking Apps That Work at Work

Get Hppy

In the modern age, it seems like there’s an app to track every aspect of one’s life. From sleep cycles to financial health to calorie counters, there are programs that create graphics and data points to help incentivize positive habits. .

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Supreme Court Clears Up Questions on Class Action Waivers

HR Daily Advisor

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling supporting the legality of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements is welcome news to employers hoping to avoid the costly, time-consuming threat class and collective actions can bring. Source: hafakot / iStock / Getty.

Why Your Best Managers are More Steve Kerr and Less Michael Jordan

Cornerstone On Demand

This article originally appeared in Talent Economy. The 1995 Chicago Bulls season was a memorable one. The team won a then-record-setting 72 games, including the NBA championship. Michael Jordan's return to the Bulls that year (after his brief stint in minor league baseball) was a big part of what helped them hoist the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy—his career average 30-points-per-game still holds the NBA record. Steve Kerr was also on the Bulls' 1995 championship team.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.