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We’re Only Human 50: Hitting a Milestone (Plus Special Guests)

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Welcome to our 50th episode! In today’s show Ben takes a different approach with a solo show to catch up on some happenings at Lighthouse Research, some of the key activities coming up on the research agenda, and some personal reflections now that the book is out in the market. Listen in to hear from a handful of special guests that are very “close” to the show.

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#DisruptHR HSV 2.0 is Coming April 2019

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TL;DR version: DisruptHR HSV is coming back to Huntsville! See links below for details. Early bird tickets available through March 31st. ————-. It all started with an event. A real, no-kidding live event.

3 Candidate Experience Trends You Should Know

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Candidate experience is a booming business. Anyone with the ability to create a more positive experience for a company’s job applicants is in a great position right now, and that won’t change any time soon.

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Using Employee Feedback to Guide Decision Making

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Almost every conversation our team has with business leaders touches on today’s pace of change. That pace often prompts employers to make quick decisions, but the problem is those are not always made with the right data on hand.

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Live Webinar: Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

We’re Only Human 51: IBM #Think2019 with Special Guest Madeline Laurano

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Last week Ben and his closest 40,000 friends visited San Francisco for the 2019 IBM Think Conference. The event, despite the rainy weather, was a smashing success. HR Track sessions were standing room only and the customer panels, featuring world leading firms such as UnitedHealth Group and AECOM, were fantastic. . In this episode, Ben is joined by Madeline Laurano of Aptitude Research to talk about the event and some of the key takeaways from the event.

What Are the 2019 Trends in HR?

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In terms of writing and reading content, I have always been anti-trends. Every year people recycle the same information over and over, and it never really reflects reality.

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We’re Only Human 49: New Research On Diversity and Inclusion Technology

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Talking about D&I is nothing new for HR leaders, but what are you actually doing to measure and improve your firm’s approach? For some time the need was there to help people see why diversity mattered, but now the conversation has shifted to how to improve results. .

Can We Dock an Employee for Using Company Paid Leave? [Reader Question]

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We get all kinds of interesting questions about HR, talent, and the workplace, and today is no exception. Have your own question? Shoot it in to us and we’ll keep it anonymous!

How AI is Changing HR for the Better

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Last week I was one of several thousand people that attended the 2018 HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

2019 Compensation Best Practices Report

Following a record-year of job growth in 2018, employees now have the tools to research and evaluate employers, and feel empowered to make moves if they don't like what they find. Get the latest trends in compensation, and find out how your organization stacks up.

Should We Be Asking for Pay History Data on Job Applications?

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In many states, it’s still legal to ask about candidate pay history. While some states have outlawed this practice, I still get questions like the one below fairly regularly: I have a question for you that I thought you would be uniquely able to provide advice for.

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New Year, New Book, and a New You!

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This is the first day back at work for many after the winter holidays are coming to a close, and I hope those holidays were rejuvenating for you and those you care about. The family and I enjoyed some much-needed time off, and weather here in Alabama was nice enough to get out in shorts this weekend for time at the park, bike rides, and more. A great way to refresh things for a great start to the year.

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We’re Only Human 46: New Methods for Educating the Future Leaders of HR

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Today, everyone is fascinated with talking about the “future of work.” ” But who is the future of work? That’s right–students. The kids (we’re old enough to call them kids, right?) that are coming up behind us are going to truly BE the future of the workplace. In today’s episode of We’re Only Human, Ben takes the opportunity to sit down with a long-time friend, Matt Stollak, to talk about these ideas. Matt teaches HR courses at St.

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We’re Only Human 48: How to Use Hackathons and Coworking to Engage Employees

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Hackathons are often seen as a tool for creating new software products, but did you realize that they could be used to create a more engaged workforce as well? . In today’s show, Ben interviews Toni Eberhart, Executive Director for Urban Engine. In the show, they talk about how things like coworking nights, hackathons, and other social activities can help to crosspollinate ideas and create more satisfaction for technical talent. .

2018 in Talent Acquisition & The 2019 Impact

2019 will certainly have its own set of talent acquisition challenges. This valuable report reflects on key events in 2018 and extracts critical insights to help lay the path forward this year. Get on board or get left behind with these key takeaways.

We’re Only Human 45: How to Pursue a Culture of Learning Innovation

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Ask almost any business leader, and they’ll tell you that they want their organization to have a culture of learning. However, in today’s discussion, Mark Onisk points out that firms often fail at that “squishy” dream because it’s not well-defined. Simply setting up a learning portal won’t lead to improved results, says Onisk. . In this episode, Ben talks with Mark about the development of learning as a discipline and how it has changed over time.

Something Personal for Veteran’s Day

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Note from Ben: my wonderful wife, Melanie, recently wrote this as a personal tribute and “thank you” to those veterans closest to our family.

How to Make Salary Decisions without Performance Review Ratings [Video]

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In the last few years more and more companies have made the decision to move away from the big, annual performance review to more frequent, informal conversations about performance on the job. But the biggest question I’m hearing is “what happens to our compensation decisions?” ” After all, most of the time those two activities are deeply intertwined, so what’s the deal?

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Does #HR care more about employees or protecting the company? [Reader Question]

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I love answering questions from readers , because they encourage me to explore topics I might otherwise not touch on, such as today’s discussion. Have a question of your own? Share it and I’ll try to work it into the schedule! Does HR care more about the employees or protecting the company? HR’s Primary Role.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees

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Today we’re going to explore the intersection of creativity, innovation, and intrapreneurship (entrepreneurial activities occurring within an organization) and how these activities bring value to the business world. I hope you enjoy! Innovation is a curious thing.

Diversity Analytics: You Need Macro Numbers to Improve Results

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This week I am in Atlanta for the SHRM Diversity Conference. I had the opportunity to speak on bias, HR technology, and how AI might be able to help us avoid some of our biased tendencies (if we can keep the bias out of the systems themselves). It was a great session because the audience was more than willing to kick in ideas on how to solve for a variety of problems in the D&I arena.

How to Be a Professional Troublemaker in HR [Podcast]

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This coming year, my wish for you is that you become more of a troublemaker in your business. Yes, you heard me correctly. HR has a longstanding tradition of being the administrative department. The party planners.

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The Biggest Sleep Study in History Uncovered this Chilling Fact About Us

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Recently I caught a story on Yahoo Finance about the analysis of more than six billion nights of sleep data released from FitBit. We all think about sleep in almost abstract terms–I sleep or I don’t, I’m sleepy or I’m not, etc.

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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.

We’re Only Human 47: Using Mission-Focused Learning to Improve Learner Engagement

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Recent research from CLO Media shows that the number one performance metric reported by Chief Learning Officers for learning initiatives is employee engagement. But is this the right metric? Does engagement truly encapsulate how people learn, the impact on the business, and other critical factors? . To answer this question, host Ben Eubanks sits down with Sam Herring, VP and General Manager for Intrepid by VitalSource.

A letter to my soon-to-be-born child

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Going way personal today. Take it or leave it, but I always write what moves me. Thanks! Dear Peanut, We are so very excited to meet you.

How Much Is Employee Turnover Costing You?

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We’re Only Human 40: How Southwest Airlines Lives and Breathes Corporate Culture

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Does corporate culture matter? Does it really ? In today’s interview, Ben talks with Collette Williamson of Southwest Airlines about the company’s approach to culture, hiring, and training.

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.

Video: What to Do When Your HR Strategy Fails

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When I speak about HR strategy, one of the things that inevitably comes up is that it’s hard to plan ahead. Things change. The business changes. The objectives shift. It makes it difficult to pin down the right HR strategy to support the organizational goals. And that’s okay.

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#HRevolution 2015 Location is Set!

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We’re closing in on HRevolution 2015 in beautiful Saint Louis, and we are happy to announce the location for this year’s event. We will be at the Morgan Street Brewery Lodge, a stylish setup and an all-around fun place to visit. Why this place?

How Much Money Can You Earn With an HR Certification? [Free Calculator]

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How much does an HR certification impact your salary? While it matters differently at every organization and for each person, let’s answer that question with some data.

We’re Only Human 44: 3 Ways to Incorporate Agility into Talent Management 

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Companies are putting more focus on helping people grow and develop not just for engagement purposes, but to field a workforce with greater potential and possibilities. John Taylor, RiseSmart. . Talent management is a process that many companies struggle with. Because it’s often burdened with legacy approaches, opinions, and concepts. Taking a more agile approach can help companies to not only survive, but thrive, in today’s fast-paced business environment. .

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.