Kevin Sheridan

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

New Research: 2019 Remote Work Statistics

Ultimate Software

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.

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

15Five

“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.

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.

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.