Kevin Sheridan

Giving Thanks And Paying It Forward: Powerful Tools Of Employee Engagement.

Kevin Sheridan

After one of my recent Keynote Speeches in Boston, one attendee came up to me and put her hand on my arm, looked me in the eyes, and said: “I had to come up and thank you. I saw you speak here last year and you changed my life. Truly.

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The Top 10 Mistakes Made by New Hires: An Onboarding Checklist on what NOT to do

Kevin Sheridan

We know that starting a new job can be a bit overwhelming and mistakes can be made, especially in the first month when new hires are still getting the lay of the land. And whether or not it’s fair, judgements are made about new employees—often very quickly.

22 Tactical Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Kevin Sheridan

Fear of public speaking is a very common form of anxiety. It can range from sweaty palms, shaky hands, a blushed face, a quivering voice, or a stomach tied in knots, to outright panic.

Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility for Employee Engagement

Kevin Sheridan

I recently had the honor of giving the Opening Keynote at The Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Top Five Benefits of Having Great Office Coffee

Kevin Sheridan

Guest post from Olivia Moore, co-writer at Fourth Estate Coffee. Reaching the workplace through the rush hour traffic impacts your freshness. Feeling worn down before you even begin work is not an ideal way to start your day.

How to Improve Company Culture: 5 Tips

Kevin Sheridan

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”. Management guru Peter Drucker said that years ago and wow, was he spot on. Thousands of companies have wrestled with how to improve their company culture, in the hope of improving employee engagement, talent attraction, and talent retention.

Funny HR Stories

Kevin Sheridan

During one of my recent keynote speeches, a member of the audience asked me to share the funniest or most unusual story about Human Resources management I had ever heard in my 35 years as management consultant.

Is your communication style a message in a bottle?

Kevin Sheridan

I just returned from an amazing 30-day cruise of the Indian Ocean, which included ports of call in 12 different countries. While at sea one day exercising on the cruise ship deck, and prompted by a sunlight reflection off the water, I spied a sealed bottle floating on the surface of the ocean.

The Disturbing Signs That We Have A Long Way To Go In Closing The Workplace Gender Gap

Kevin Sheridan

The #MeToo movement has shined a powerful spotlight on the gender gap in the workplace. Not only did it reveal the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, but it also highlighted the continued persistence of gender inequality. A recent survey by McKinsey & Co.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Kevin Sheridan

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials. Very much in line with Millennials’ insatiable desire for recognition, it seems like the last ten years of articles, videos, and speeches, were all about Millennials.

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How to Improve Company Culture: Your Sneak-Peek at 6 Innovative Tips

Kevin Sheridan

Leaders in all industries are constantly wondering how to improve company culture. There are myriad benefits to achieving world-class culture, not the least of which are: higher profitability, improved customer service, enhanced talent attraction, and superior talent retention.

Detecting Alzheimer’s in the Workplace

Kevin Sheridan

On January 10th of this year, I lost my Dad to this dreadful disease. Alzheimer’s is a form of progressive dementia, where the brain cells gradually stop functioning or die. The disease usually occurs in adults over the age of 65.

6 Ways To Reduce Employees’ Stress During The Holidays

Kevin Sheridan

Let’s face it. The holiday season is a very stressful time, both at work and at home. Great managers will be looking for ways to make the holidays a lot less intense for their team members. Here are six basic ways of doing just that: Eliminate the pressure of “Secret Santa.”.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

HR Bartender

It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

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.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

Jessica Stephenson

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

HR Bartender

One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

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.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

HR Bartender

We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

HR Bartender

I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

HR Bartender

I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager , a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information.

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

HR Bartender

The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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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.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

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.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

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).

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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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

HR Bartender

Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.