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

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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

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“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?

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

It Just Is

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‘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

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“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

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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.

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.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: T oday’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

LinkedIn Reactions Expand Professional Communication

HR Bartender

As a human resources professional, one of the things I’m constantly reminding managers about is the need to personalize communication. Especially when it comes to recognition or acknowledgements. Simply saying, “Good Job!” to everyone isn’t sufficient.

Is It Okay to Contact a Job Candidate Via Their Work Email – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

In today’s tough recruiting market, organizations are looking for every way possible to find qualified job candidates. Today’s reader note asks a straightforward question about doing that. Hi Sharlyn! Can I get your advice?

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.

Note to Managers: Just Ask

HR Bartender

I’ve been having a series of small breakthroughs in my home office. This might sound weird, but I work with three computer monitors. Yep, three. I worked with two for the longest time then someone suggested that I try three. I thought, “I don’t know. That seems pretty extravagant.” And it is.

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15 Reasons Why Technology is Crucial to Diversity Hiring

ClearCompany HRM

Diversity hiring is hiring based on ensuring the process and procedure is free from bias based on age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are irrelevant to their job performance.

You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself

HR Bartender

Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing what we can do today using technology. That being said, technology can also create challenges. And I’m not talking about whether our technology works or not (although that can be a problem).

How To Reduce the Risk of Fraud at Your Office

Cornerstone On Demand

When we talk about fraud and embezzlement in business, famous criminals like Bernie Madoff and Jordan Belfort might come to mind. But it isn’t just banks and institutions on Wall Street that deal with financial fraud.

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

How to Do Diversity and Inclusion Training Right

Cornerstone On Demand

In April, at a Sephora store in Calabasas, California, a store associate allegedly called security to make sure a customer wasn't stealing. That customer was African American singer-songwriter Sza, who tweeted about the incident and accused Sephora of racial profiling.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

HR Bartender

Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.

Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

HR Bartender

I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. .

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How to Use Vacation Time to Mitigate Burnout in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

Feeling burned out at work is an all-too-common condition in the workplace today. Employees spend up to 2.6 hours a day checking their email, more than eight hours a day at work and 23 hours a week stuck in meetings.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

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.

How to Get and Keep Buy In From Senior Management

HR Bartender

During last year’s HR Technology Conference , one of the speakers said something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. They said that we have to not only get buy in for our ideas and projects but keep it. Totally makes sense. But in reality, how often do we actually do it?

Organizations: Are You Creating a Swipe Left Employee Experience

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article 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 where employees swipe right?

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The Conference Swag HR Pros Want Most #SHRM19

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “ What’s your favorite type of conference swag? ” A huge thanks for sharing your thoughts! I must say that I’m a bit surprised at the results. Here they are: Food and drink related items were at the top of the list.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I knew that today’s title will get your attention. . I’ve been waiting for someone to send me this question! I’m sure this reader’s note will resonate with many: I have a question regarding social media.

Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

Cornerstone On Demand

Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace.

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4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

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“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night.

Retaining Managers: New Data Reveals the Impact of People Analytics

Visier

Great managers are turbochargers for team and business performance. In fact, managers account for 70% of the variance in team engagement , according to Gallup. So when good managers leave an organization, the impact is significant.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

9 Steps for Optimizing the Employee Experience During Your Next Technology Project

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Qualtrics , the leader in experience management. They help organizations listen, understand, and take action on experience data. Mark your calendars for the Qualtrics X4 Summit.

You Can Work From Anywhere – But That Doesn’t Mean You Should

HR Bartender

One of the first lessons that I learned as a consultant was “just because I can, it doesn’t mean I should” For example, just because I can do my own taxes, doesn’t mean I should.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Experience Management (XM)

HR Bartender

We talk about experiences a lot. Some of the experiences that immediately come to mind are the candidate experience, employee experience , and the customer experience. But I must admit when I think about these experiences, I lean toward the feeling that the person might have, versus data.

New Research: 2019 Remote Work Statistics

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The future of work is in flux. Emerging technology has enabled an “anywhere, anytime” workplace, and both employees and employers are reaping the benefits. According to the U.S.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.