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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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Should Employees be Paid for Commuting Time?

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An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time?

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 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.

Live Webinar: Choose the Right ATS for Your Business

Is amplifying your recruitment process in 2019 one of your New Year's resolutions? If it's not, it should be. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is command-central for all recruiting activities; managing everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But with so much out there, finding the perfect ATS for your business can prove challenging. Join Newton on Thursday, January 31st with Tim Ruge, Director of Product Marketing at Paycor to learn how an ATS will change the way you recruit and how to choose the perfect one for your company.

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!

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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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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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.

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.

Why your employees are still struggling with performance reviews

Studies show that employees who successfully approach tough conversations with their managers, colleagues, and direct reports are less likely to leave: but only 70% of them do. Read the report to learn what's really on their minds.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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. .

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

How Much Is Employee Turnover Costing You?

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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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We’re Only Human 43: IBM Leaders Share How Algorithms and Bias Affect Us

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Recently Amazon announced it had shut down a talent-finding algorithm built by its internal team. Because it was perpetuating bias against women at the tech giant, which is unacceptable in today’s work environment. . With so many bots, algorithms and other tools being used to automate our work and personal lives, it’s important to think about how this affects each of us. Is there bias in the algorithms that drive our decisions? If so, how do we mitigate that? .

How to Legally Avoid Paying Overtime Wages [Reader Question]

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I’m trying out a new Q&A format for some questions I’ve received in the last few weeks. Let me know what you think in the comments or by emaiing me your own question to ben@upstarthr.com. Last week I got a question in the mailbag that was short and to the point.

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.

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.

Here’s How An Engaged Company Outperforms Others by Nearly 150 Percent

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Employees are more disengaged than ever, and the statistics on employee engagement only serve to further the narrative. Gallup reports that more than half of employees (51 percent) say they’re actively looking for a different job or watching for opportunities. Nearly 26 percent of the U.S. workforce is going to change jobs this year, and these are typically the most highly skilled and motivated employees. Organizations need to fully understand just how critical engagement is to success.

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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?

#DisruptHR HSV 1.0 is in the books!

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Last week I did something here on the blog that I haven’t done in a LOOONG time. I didn’t post anything. But it wasn’t because I had nothing to say–it’s because I was neck deep in final preparations for DisruptHRHSV, which happened last Thursday night.

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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.

We’re Only Human 41: HR Leaders, Stop Treating the Symptom

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“HR should see themselves as the sole source of people exertise in any organization… You don’t go to IT to get ideas on how to formulate product. You go to them for [technical] expertise.” ” How many times do you solve a problem only to have it come back around again? Are you treating the symptom instead of treating the root issue? In today’s conversation with Cheree Aspelin, Ben asks about how HR leaders can get beyond this common issue.

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We’re Only Human 42: How to Prioritize Learning in the Business

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Is learning a priority for your business? It better be. Research shows that learning, development, and growth opportunities are some of the most highly prized components of the employment relationship, and this is even more important when you have an influx of younger workers as the workplace has seen in recent years. .

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How to Build a Team Like the NBA

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If you know me, you know I’m not a sports person. I don’t watch. I don’t follow. It’s not that I have some strong dislike for sports. It’s just that when I stopped doing them in high school, I lost all interest.

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How Do Investigations Impact the Employee Experience?

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The HR buzzword of recent years has been employee experience, but it’s a natural extension of the focus on the customer and candidate experiences. Typically, the employee experience focuses on the positive elements and aspects of the workplace, but what about the other types of activities that aren’t as positive, such as investigations?

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?