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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.

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).

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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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.

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires

Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires. So you’ve hired some great new employees - congratulations! Unfortunately, your work isn’t over yet. With 20% of new hires leaving within the first 45 days, creating a great onboarding program along with proper training is crucial if you want your new employees to be engaged and stay long term. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Free E-Guide: 8 Surprising Facts About Labor Law Posting Regulations

As an HR professional, it’s important to learn about the labor laws and posting requirements that affect your company. Staying on top of these continual changing rules can be challenging, but this free Poster Guard® e-Guide can help you better understand the regulations. In addition to an overview of the laws that apply to every business, you’ll learn about specific requirements for local postings, Spanish postings, remote workers, industry-specific notices and much more. Our e-Guide will provide you valuable information to keep your business in complete compliance.

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.

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.

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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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!

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.

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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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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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.

A Salute to the Volunteers – #SHRM17

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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.

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.

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 ).

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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.

March Madness Circa 2018 – #HRCarnival

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Brackets? A few years ago I participated in a March Madness pool with not much interest in basketball and nary a clue about college hoops. It was a travesty of epic proportion and, as I recall, I ended up in last place. Based upon the enthusiasm of others though, I must be missing something.

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.

The Dark Web of EMPLOYER References

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It goes both ways of course; candidates seek information on a prospective employer AND companies search for nuggets of digestible content on a new hire. LinkedIn profiles are examined and mined not only for information but also for contacts, connections and leads.

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!

The Power of Many. The Power of ONE.

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Every now and again I dig into the archives. Here’s a post from 2012. Still true. . Last week, in the manner that these things occur, there was a picture making the rounds on Facebook that poked fun ( in an amusing way with just a dash of profanity ) of the old cliché “there’s no ‘I’ in team.”.

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

The 1987 Personnel Technology Conference #HRTechConf

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Imagine, if you will, that the HR Tech Conference had not held its inaugural event 20 years ago but had, instead, started up thirty years ago in 1987. . I don’t know about y’all but I was working in an office in 1987; a recruitment agency to be exact.

Now Listen Up: #TalentTalk

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I like to talk (surprise!) and, perhaps more specifically, I quite often like to talk about HR, talent development, and leadership.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.