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Microsoft Bans Slack: Alternative Tools for Modern Workplace Collaboration

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Citing security concerns, Microsoft recently banned the use of Slack and oth er popular tools like Grammarly , adding to its internal list of “prohibited and discouraged” software, GeekWire recently reported. Google Docs also made the “discouraged” list.

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Guidelines for Writing an Effective Internal Communications Survey

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And the Survey Says… Are your internal communications programs successful?

The Trouble with Using Email Marketing Tools for Internal Email Campaigns

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Marketers use external email marketing software like Marketo, MailChimp or Drip to communicate with customers and prospects and generate revenue. When internal communicators seek email engagement metrics, they often turn to the same software their marketing team already uses.

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How to Gain More Clicks by Crafting More Compelling Calls to Action

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Direct marketers invest a lot of time, effort and response testing on producing effective calls-to-action (CTA), as they know better CTA’s will increase sales.

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.

6 Tips for Better Remote Employee Engagement

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If you’ve ever spent a chunk of time working from home, you know that while there are plenty of upsides (No commute!), there are some lonely downsides, too. One of those downsides can be a persistent feeling of being disconnected from co-workers and the organization at large.

When Email Beats Chat

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4 Scenarios When You Should Use Internal Email Instead of Workplace Chat Apps. In the past five years, workplace messaging platforms (also referred to as chat apps) have become increasingly popular. In fact, messaging platforms have acquired millions of active daily users in the past five years.

4 Internal Communication Trends to Plan for in 2019

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Change happens. One thing internal communications teams can be assured of as we forge ahead into the new year is more change is coming.

Automating Onboarding

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If you want to make a good first impression, thoughtful onboarding is essential. To set new employees up for success, they need access to information, assistance understanding policies and procedures and help completing their paperwork. Onboarding is the perfect case for email automation.

How to present insights, not data

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Internal communicators know measuring their efforts is a vital component of a disciplined communications team, and while measuring can be a challenge in itself, the next step toward extracting accurate conclusions and actionable insights from measurement data is still a mystery to many.

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Technology does not make Digital Transformations Effective - People Do!

There is no doubt that digital transformation strategies are technology driven; however, that is not the only factor. The human element is still relevant - in fact, it is necessary to succeed in the digital era.

6 ways senior executives can improve communications with employees

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Communicating with employees is an increasingly vital role for top executives in organizations of all sizes. The problem is not all senior leaders recognize this.

Keep Remote Employees Engaged With Strategic Internal Communications

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According to Gallup, 43 percent of American employees work remotely at least some of the time. As the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, internal communicators need to adjust accordingly. How can you keep remote employees engaged, involved and connected to your company?

4 Steps to Align Communications with Leadership and Business Strategy

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Corporate communications results are, to a large degree, dependent on the opinions and expectations that leadership holds towards the communications function and its contribution to organizational objectives.

The right way to conduct A/B testing

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Remember science class? If you did any sort of basic scientific testing in the lab, odds are you’ve already conducted an A/B test. You just didn’t call it that.

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.

How to Communicate About Benefits So Employees Feel Informed

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Only 2.9 percent of employees report a “very high” understanding of their benefits, according to a survey conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 to Do Diversity and Inclusion Training Right

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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.

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

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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 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.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

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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.

How To Reduce the Risk of Fraud at Your Office

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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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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

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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

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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.