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Ass in Chair, Inc.

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Right now, as you’re reading this, people around the world are sitting in their offices. They have a desk, chair, phone and a computer with a monitor.

Advocating for the Workplace Revolution

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I can barely browse through LinkedIn or Facebook, open a magazine (remember those?), or attend a conference/event where the topic of the Future of Work is not being debated, dissected and regurgitated out as sound bites.

A Primer on Gender Friendly Conference & Event Swag

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Back in the day I worked for an organization that was quite keen on holding team retreats. These were off-site business affairs held at a somewhat centrally located resort or venue that could accommodate business meetings, dinners and frivolity for 100 or so managers for several days.

Looking for the BEST in Your New Hires

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The hiring process can be tortuous. Lengthy and cumbersome, the journey from completing an application to day-one-of-employment is often fraught with peril for both the applicant and the recruiting/HR team.

Hiring Manager Intake Form

Communication between recruiters and hiring managers is the #1 indicator of successful hiring. Facilitating this communication without interrupting everyone’s schedule is key. Download the intake form and start recruiting better candidates today.

BattleBots: Attraction, Retention and Employee Benefits

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Yesterday, as is often the case, there was a good discussion in the HR Open Source Facebook Group. A group member posed a question stating she was looking for creative ideas as her company wants to offer additional benefits/perks beyond the basics (medical/dental/vision).

Elephants in the Workplace

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An elephant never forgets. We all know that saying. It implies, for some reason, that elephants possess some incredible long term memory. Apparently though, there is some research backing this up). There are also elephants at work. Which can be super awesome. Or sometimes quite dreadful.

The Dangers Inherent in “Keeping Sweet” at Work

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There’s a mantra, a commandment really, amongst certain religious fundamentalist groups that women and girls should always “keep sweet.” While the concept seems to have originated in polygamous/FLDS cults society, it has reached into other patriarchal groups.

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The Precariousness of a #WorkHuman Journey

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It’s just after 2 PM on Day 2 ( and a-half ) of Globoforce’s WorkHuman event in Austin and I just walked back over to the Convention Center from my hotel.

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.

An HR Biology Lesson: Menstruation Version

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Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Ohio HR conference for the second time. Fabulous event (as always) with lots of peace, love and happiness HR-style.

Your HYPER-Local Workplace Culture

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Amy and Becky have adjoining cubicles in your Midwest Region Customer Care Service Center. They’ve sat within 10 feet of each other since 2002 and together have survived 2 CEOs, 3 Department Directors and 6 Supervisors.

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Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf #nextchat

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Today is the start of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas; it’s the 20th annual event and we’re kicking off with the 2nd Annual Women in HR Tech pre-conference event today.

The Employee Experience: As Simple as “X” and “Y?”

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Sixty years ago Douglas McGregor from the MIT Sloan School of Management presented two theories of workforce motivation he named “Theory X” and “Theory Y.”

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.

The Unofficial (and totally non-scientific) History of HR Blogging

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I’ve been gearing up for the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Carnival of HR and, as we all know, I enjoy nothing more than a good party!

If You Can’t Stand the HR Heat…Stay Out of the Kitchen

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There’s always fascinating stuff going on where I live but this story has consumed me since I am (1) an HR lady (2) a lover-of-good-food (3) an observer of culturally-significant-moments, and (4) a Louisianian. In between all the Harvey Weinstein and James Toback and David O.

HR and the Digital Bubble

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I’m looking forward to attending the HR Technology Conference & Exposition (##HRTechConf) next week where, once again, I’ll be a member of the HR Tech Insiders team. This post, Digital Readiness and Matters of HR , originally appeared on the #HRTechConf site.

Repeat After Me: Just Don’t Be a Richard

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I’ve had numerous conversations over the last several months that have given me pause as an HR professional. Wait, let me amend that. Conversations that have given me pause as a business professional.

17 Features Every ATS Must Have

What should an ATS do for you? With so many applicant tracking systems on the market it can be hard to find the best one for your organization. Check out our list and learn the 17 crucial features every ATS must have!

Dispatches from Oz – #HRTechFest

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Today (I think… I’ve totally lost track of the days and time zones), I’m heading back to the states after 5 stupendous days in Sydney, Australia.

It’s OK. I’m With the Band (recruiting edition)

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I live in south Louisiana and let me just say that one perception about our lifestyle here is pretty damn true: we have lots and lots and lots of live music. Most anywhere, and at most any time, one can find a band or a solo artist jamming out or singing on a street corner.

Time for an Upgrade – the HR Technology Experience

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I’m always somewhat amused when a new iPhone (or pick your device) comes out. As soon as the iPhone7 went on sale on September 16 th my Facebook timeline was filled with status updates of “I’ve ordered mine!” and “my phone should be shipped by xx date!” The memes quickly followed. Headphone jacks?

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I Hate Twitter’s 280-Character Limit

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At the risk of sounding like the crabby old neighbor lady, waving an upraised fist and shouting “get off my lawn,” let me just say that I despise Twitter’s 280-character limit. With a passion.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Set it and Forget It: Cooking With HR Technology

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I’ve recently found myself in numerous conversations with HR professionals and recruiters about striking the balance between effective use of HR technology and still maintaining a human touch in the processes that impact candidates, applicants and employees.

A Salute to the Volunteers – #SHRM17

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Is it Ever Time to STOP Chasing a Dream?

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The internet, magazines and even the backs-of-cereal-boxes are filled with inspirational messages, stories and exhortations. Quotes abound as HR bloggers, career coaches and life style experts share words of encouragement: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown. “11 11 Reasons Why You Should Dream Big” Robert – Wanderlust Worker. Why You’re Never Too Old To Chase Your Dreams” Caleb James.

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The State of Employee Benefits – #SHRM17

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In conjunction with the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, SHRM released their 2017 Employee Benefits report (you can download the report here ).

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

Lookin’ for HR Love in All the Wrong Places

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Just a few short weeks ago the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition rolled into New Orleans; with the volunteers and vendors and attendees there were 20,000’ish folks at this HR love fest. I enjoyed the big show; I always do.

A Tale of Disengagement: The Marginalized Employee

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A friend of mine is frustrated at work. Frustrated enough to adopt the mantra “I’m learning to not even care.” (as as he so succinctly put it). . And he is, by nature, a very caring person. . He cares about his customers, his company, and his performance.

Human Centered Hiring and Culture Fit

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The importance of aligning hiring to organizational culture is endlessly discussed, debated, and analyzed. Everyone from researchers to C-suite leaders to HR professionals has an opinion on how to achieve this seemingly elusive nirvana.

What’s Nexxt? – #SHRM17

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Yeaterday, of at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition , Beyond (The Career Network) unveiled its new brand, platform and vision for the future of talent acquisition which is based on nearly 20 years of feedback and ongoing innovation. Nexxt , as it’s been re-named, is being rolled out as a full-service recruiting platform for companies and agencies that can provide a targeted method of sourcing the best people from a broader talent pool. “We’ve

Ultimate Recruiting Metrics Spreadsheet

Tracking your recruiting performance is tough without an ATS. This is exactly why we created our recruiting metrics spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet now and start tracking the KPIs that matter!