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Is It Possible To Free Yourself From The Stress That’s Killing You?

Ikkuma

I Stress A lot…. I tend to take care of my health. I’ve always been good at setting boundaries. Boundaries prevent me from letting bad habits takeover. If I lose control over these set boundaries, the more uncertainty I feel. With more uncertainty and lack of self-control, the greater the anxiety.

20 Ways To Stop Caring About What Other People Think

Ikkuma

Geez, I hope they like the gift I brought. I wonder if they’ll find my selfie narcissistic. Maybe I should call and see if her husband thought I was cool. There are countless opportunities upon which to be judged.

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The Ying and Yang of Vulnerability and Resilience

Ikkuma

“Happiness is an abstraction; above all else, I choose resilience.” – Gary LeBlanc. I’m not sure what year it started. The need to be stronger. The drive to not let anything in. To not be vulnerable. When we were kids our emotional thresholds hadn’t yet been tested. The early blows hurt hard.

Do We Ever Have Control Over Our Decisions?

Ikkuma

This morning (Sunday) I woke up. Had a coffee. And went to church for the first time in ages (more on that in another post). One would think that I had control over each of these decisions, but did I? How do we choose to do anything we do? What influences our ‘conscious’ decisions?

Live Webinar: Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

It Just Is

Ikkuma

‘Being present’ has become a luxury in our modern, distracted lives. Matt Killingsworth of Harvard, estimates that nearly half of our waking hours we aren’t present, we’re ‘mind wandering’ – often lamenting the mistakes of our past, or obsessing over a future that has yet to materialize.

The Power Of Love

Ikkuma

In modern times we equate power with stature. Money. Title. Accomplishments. With the advent of social media, the ostensible benefits of the life that go with this power are hard to ignore. Beautiful trips. Nice cars. Opulent houses.

How Earthquakes Can Guarantee A Successful Future

Ikkuma

You’ve probably heard the adage that you are the sum of the five people you spend time with (thanks to Jim Rohn). This is easy enough to understand but do we actually take the time to question with whom we spend our time. And even if we do, how do we go about judging if they are good or bad for us?

49 Judgments In 8-Hours

Ikkuma

“Love is the absence of judgment.” ? Dalai Lama XIV. A post on self-judgment may be a little heavy for the younger reader, but I wish I had read this when I was growing up. So feel free to share with your son or daughter. 6:45am, Wednesday morning… … I woke up this morning and wasted 5-minutes erasing stupid emails (Judgment #1). … Making my lemon and water in the morning, I dropped a piece of the bottle cap in the lemon juice bottle… “Jesus LeBlanc!!” (#2).

16 Documentaries That Will Help You Live A Happier And Healthier Life

Ikkuma

We live in a distracted world, so getting people’s attention is more and more challenging. Documentaries represent one of the best ways to remain aware and involved. Apart from the increased engagement with video content, documentaries compress what you need to know in a digestible amount of time. For those who have a hard time staying current on what matters to our health, here are 16 documentaries (you can find online for free or on Netflix (US)) that will provide you benefit for years to come.

2019 Compensation Best Practices Report

Following a record-year of job growth in 2018, employees now have the tools to research and evaluate employers, and feel empowered to make moves if they don't like what they find. Get the latest trends in compensation, and find out how your organization stacks up.

How to Get Better Results In Your Work

HR Bartender

It’s a given that organizations want employees to perform at a high-level. But what about employees? I know there are some who might think otherwise, but overall, I’d like to believe that employees want to perform well too.

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Onboarding: Take Your Process From Basic to Strategic

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

Important Lessons From the Slower-Growing Gig Economy

Visier

“Retail arbitrage” is how Juston and Kristen Herbert are saving $50,000 to adopt a child. They scour big box stores such as Target for clearance deals on products like water bottles, which they then buy for $5 and sell on Amazon for $19.95.

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The Next Employee Challenge: Loneliness In the Workplace

HR Bartender

Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone is … being by yourself. If you Google loneliness, it’s being “sad because one has no friends or company.” Often, we talk about loneliness in terms of older people.

2018 in Talent Acquisition & The 2019 Impact

2019 will certainly have its own set of talent acquisition challenges. This valuable report reflects on key events in 2018 and extracts critical insights to help lay the path forward this year. Get on board or get left behind with these key takeaways.

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

HR Bartender

Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

Rewards and Recognition Can Be Work Related – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I published a Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos about recognition and rewards. It was about the boss who gave every member of the team an ugly holiday sweater. I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already.

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Bookmark This! Cybersecurity In the Workplace Edition

HR Bartender

Technology is a big part of our personal and professional lives. And I don’t anticipate that changing anytime in the near future. But with technology comes risk and the need for cybersecurity. We need to be responsible technology users. .

Why Workforce Analytics Shouldn’t Start with the Data

Visier

One of the most common models in HR analytics is shown in Figure 1. The model starts with the data, then you draw insights, and finally tell a story.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Automation Is Not a Replacement for Interaction – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I recently participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos on the topic of predictions. You can check out the chat recap on the Workforce Institute blog. One of the questions that we talked about was automation and machine learning.

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Employees Become Successful When They Know What Success Looks Like

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos was honored for the second consecutive year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019.

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How to Turn Your Vision for Data-Driven HR into a Reality

Visier

Many HR professionals are bombarded with blog posts and emails reminding them that if they don’t do something about people analytics, then they are missing out. It shows up in every trend report and “prediction” newsletter.

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Managers: Ask Employees to Give You Feedback – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Want to create an inspired workforce?

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Staffing and Scheduling are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I know that Christmas was last month, but I can’t resist sharing this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos because it beautifully demonstrates that staffing and scheduling are two different things. Staffing is about finding the right people to do the work.

Peer to Peer Learning: Why It Should Be Part of Your Training Strategy

HR Bartender

Co-workers play a huge role in the employee experience. An increasing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so candidates can meet some of their co-workers. Companies are adopting new hire buddy programs as part of the welcoming and socialization process during onboarding.

Reports vs Analytics: What’s the Difference?

Visier

In today’s competitive business landscape, organizations are increasingly turning to analytics to give them the answers they need to make decisions with greater confidence.

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5 Old School Recruiting Behaviors That Are Costing You Candidates

Cornerstone On Demand

Today’s job seekers are more tech savvy than ever before. This applies to virtually every candidate and role. Gone are days of walking in and applying in person – this approach has been replaced with the expectation of a branded personalized online experience that can be delivered entirely on mobile.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

How HR Can Use Performance Reviews to Help the Whole Company

Cornerstone On Demand

It's not hard to understand why an increasing number of companies are choosing to do away with annual performance reviews: according to one study , over 94 percent of employees would prefer their manager address feedback in real time rather then wait until the end of the year.

Bookmark This! 2019 Politics Edition

HR Bartender

Before you totally dismiss today’s article because of the word “politics” in the title. I hope you will hear me out. I know none of us enjoys getting up in the morning and hearing that the U.S. government is still shut down. That being said, we can’t simply tune it out.

Top Skills of High Performing HR Data Scientists

Visier

The support of the CHRO and other key leaders can go a long way in ensuring organization-wide interest in people analytics, but you will need other enablers to evangelize adoption. Many roles contribute to successful people analytics enablement.

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These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces

15Five

Want to know a modern management secret? Ok, it’s not exactly a secret. I started explaining how we developed the Best-Self Management methodology in our last post. I shared how 15Five is a company of nearly 80 people, with near zero attrition in our company’s history.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.