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Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

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I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here.

How Do I Support a Remote Work Culture? A Q&A Episode on We’re Only Human

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“My company is going remote because of COVID. How do I transition our culture over?” ” . We’re Only Human — Episode 97. In today’s episode, Ben takes three audience questions: . How do we move to a remote work culture? What payroll technology works for a smaller organization? . How do I leave a toxic workplace? . We are trying out this Q&A series and would love to hear your feedback! Let us know if you enjoy it or if you want to ask your own question.

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Antiracism Forum for Business Leaders: You’re Invited

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Did you know that research shows diversity training doesn’t create better environments for people of color in the workplace? (

HRCI Changes Requirements for PHR, SPHR Recertification Starting 2021

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Every so often HRCI, the Human Resources Certification Institute, changes the requirements for its exams. For instance, in 2018 the exam body of knowledge changed the most it had since I got my PHR back in 2009.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How to Run Virtual HR Events, Find Sponsors, and More: A Guide for Volunteer Leaders

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Note: today’s post is geared towards volunteer leaders at SHRM chapters, ATD groups, HR state councils, event planners, and other membership organizations and associations serving fthe HR/talent professional. If that’s not you, then feel free to: Share with your own local chapter and/or.

Supporting Our HR Friends #LookingforWork (#strongerHR: Volume One)

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As I posted a few weeks ago, we have been working on some resources to help those of you in the community that are looking for work right now.

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4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

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Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes. We have to deal with the logistics of this from a work perspective, because HR is often the hub of policies around working remotely or being flexible for those that have personal needs that limit their availability for work during emergencies.

Virtual Open Enrollment and Benefits Communication Strategies on We’re Only Human

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“We need help communicating the benefits we pour our hearts and souls into and making them successful for our employees.” ” Jesse Albro, Flimp Communications. We’re Only Human Episode 90. Heads up: open enrollment will happen this year. While this seems like the strangest year in, well, forever, it also has some predictable elements to it. That said, how do you plan for a virtual approach to open enrollment?

How Takeda Radically Transformed Its HR Operating Model on We’re Only Human

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“I think you can’t make the mistake of designing an optimal, or academically perfect HR operating model in a vacuum. It really must be aligned with your fundamental business strategy and the overall operating model.” ” Lauren Duprey, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. . This is the first in a fascinating new series of episodes where we interview talent and HR leaders from a select set of IBM Talent and Transformation clients about their innovative practices and approaches. . .

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Why Learning is the Superpower We All Need: The Upskilling Imperative on We’re Only Human

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“And to me, just hands down learning is the future of work. Let’s just put a period on that. That’s how I feel about this. We’ve entered this era of where there’s continuous, rapid change. It just keeps coming for us. Every day we’re faced with a new change. And the only way that we can sort of ride those changes or rise to them is through continuous learning.” ” Shelley Osborne. We’re Only Human – Episode 95.

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Your Brain on Change Management-Google’s Travis Hahler on We’re Only Human

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“One of the things that I find most fascinating about using neuroscience in the [change management] work that I do is that there’s a lot of really common misconceptions about neuroscience.” ” Travis Hahler, Google. We’re Only Human – Episode 94. What is neuroscience and why should we be thinking about it as HR and business leaders? Neuroscience is the study of how the brain works, how we make decisions, and what drives our behaviors. .

WOH 85: Stop Apologizing for Being in HR

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“We need to own what we do. We’ve been apologizing and apologetic for being in HR instead of owning what we do. Every other profession says, I’m a salesperson, I’m a finance person. I’m a marketer. We go, I’m sorry. I’m in HR.” ” Steve Browne.

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I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

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One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major. I’m in my last year and I’ve chosen 5 Human Resource courses as my electives to assist me with gaining a basic knowledge of the career I want to pursue. I have some experience with the recruitment process.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Groundbreaking Research on Organizational Agility with Oracle on We’re Only Human

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“What we’re telling customers is that we can help make work more human. First is really putting empathy at the forefront of the employee experience. It’s up to HR to work with leadership and create this human experience.” ” Munjal Munshi, Oracle. . We’re Only Human – Episode 93. Organizational agility is a critical part of adapting to and overcoming change. What does this mean in the context of the work HR does? . Everything. .

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WOH 77: Implementing the Agile Talent Acquisition Methodology at BBVA

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Agile talent acquisition? What’s that? . Many of the talent leaders we encounter have heard of agile as it pertains to the software development industry, but what lessons does this methodology have for today’s talent leaders? . Agile, at its core, is about prioritizing (ruthlessly) on the things that need to get done. In agile talent acquisition, managers hold more power to set priorities.

Are you #lookingforwork in HR? Let us help!

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Today I had a great call with Molly Shelton. She’s an HR pro that is passionately trying to help those that are looking for HR work, and we are going to put together a resource that you can leverage to help yourself stand out in the hiring process AND show off your passion for HR. Here’s what you need to do: If you are employed , you likely know someone who is out of work in the HR space. PLEASE share this post with them so they can participate if they want.

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Identifying the Skills of Enteprise Organizations with Starmind on We’re Only Human

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“At the beginning of my career, HR was looked at as a necessary evil. Now it’s completely flipped to where HR is the driving force for how companies grow and expand.” ” Eric Storm, Starmind. We’re Only Human – Episode 92. Skills are the currency of business. Research shows that in the 1980s, 85%+ of organizational value was in tangible assets (property, facilities, equipment, etc.)

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?

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Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification is right for you? Or maybe you’re one of those thinking about getting both of these credentials? Then this post is for you!

Bringing HR Together: Announcing HR Summer School #hrsummerschool

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In the middle of the strange state we are in right now, one thing is certain: HR conferences are out. Of the 10 speaking events at spring conferences, internal training events, and workshops I was scheduled to attend, four of them were canceled, four of them “postponed,” and the other two were moved to virtual. Our family is definitely feeling this challenging time along with the rest of you.

Free Access to HR Certification Courses and Other HR Tools

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[Update 3/23 at 9:29am CST] We have already given away our first $1,000 but are doubling down and offering a total of $2,000 in courses at this time. We are hoping to bring something positive out of such a negative and worrisome time for our workforce. Over the last week I have had over a dozen calls with HR practitioners to check in and connect as humanly as possible while we are all quarantined in our respective areas of the world.

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The Best HR Leaders are Data Driven, People Oriented

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One of the phrases I’ve found myself repeating more and more often of late is this: data driven, people oriented. . When I’m speaking to audiences, I share the story about how I *accidentally* insulted my wife during childbirth to illustrate this concept. Yes, really. It makes a great point that we can’t just be data driven or we lose sight of the people behind every metric and number.

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Compassion and Connection: Keys to a Better 2020 on We’re Only Human

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“This year has really redefined what compassion means to me. The need to have compassion for others, whether it’s wearing a mask for those at high risk when I’m going into a store or what role I can personally play in social injustice, it really is all just coming back to compassion.” ” Lesley Lyons, PeopleStrategy. We’re Only Human – Episode 88.

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Childcare, School, and the Workforce: Practical Ideas for a Universal Challenge

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A new study shows childcare shortages in the U.S. are costing employers $12.7 billion a year due to lost productivity. As the dad of four kids ages 10 and under, I can understand where the numbers are coming from. Over the last few months, we’ve seen tremendous growth in the number of conversations about childcare and how it relates to the workplace. COVID-19 shutdowns have put parents in the stressful situation of struggling to balance work while having children at home.

Combining Learning, Technology, and Culture with Christopher Lind on We’re Only Human

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“For me it’s always been about focusing on how we can use technology to transform the way we develop, grow, and care for our employees.” ” Christopher Lind, learning technology leader at GE Healthcare and founder of Learning Sharks. We’re Only Human episode 89. In today’s discussion, host Ben Eubanks digs in with Christopher Lind on how to use technology as a piece of the bigger picture of supporting the workforce from a learning perspective.

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We’re Only Human 86: Working on the HR Tasks that Matter with Amit Parmar

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“What really excites someone to join a company? Why do they stay at the company? Every person you talk to has a different story.” ” Amit Pamar, HR executive at Unisys. This conversation happened at IAMPHENOM, one of the last live events prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. . In today’s episode, Ben interviews Amit Parmar, an HR executive at Unisys, a technology firm with 20,000+ employees. Ben and Amit talk about talent, AI, analytics, digital transformation, and more.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

#HRSummerSchool: Time for Extra Credit!

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Two weeks ago we ran a live, virtual event that has already been seen by tens of thousands of HR professionals, talent leaders, students, and more. One of the sessions gave us technical issues, so we are running what we are lovingly calling an “extra credit” session and I would love to have you attend! If you didn’t attend HR Summer School, you missed an epic experience.

WOH 64: How to Engage Remote Teams and Virtual Workers

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Today, almost every company has workers that are either remote, telecommuting, or virtual. There is incredible value in this for businesses and for workers, but the challenge comes in engaging these people that you rarely (if ever) see face to face. . In today’s conversation, Ben interviews Beth Hearn, an HR leader with PeopleStrategy who has a variety of experience working at technology firms with remote staff.

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Blockchain, Skills, and the Future of Work with the Velocity Network Foundation on We’re Only Human

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“We as an industry are driving toward the cliff and the HCM [technology] vendors are competing over who offers better tire pressure.” ” Dror Gurevich, Velocity Network Foundation. We’re Only Human Podcast Episode 91. How are organizations gathering skill data inside the business? Our research shows that the most common method is also one of the most biased: manager observations.

WOH 82: Hiring for Neurodiversity – A Case Study

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“We are wasting talent. We can’t afford as a nation, as a society, to waste talent.” ” . Brenda Weitzberg, Founder and Executive Director of Aspiritech. When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we often overlook the concept of neurodiversity, which encompasses the broad range of intellectual capabilities that individuals have.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Rising Up to Embrace Our Humanity

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“Come on. You can do it. I know you can. I believe in you.”. I’m watching my baby make the transition to “toddler,” and it’s a bittersweet moment. No longer will she stay where she’s put. She’s going to start exploring the world, and that exploration will only speed up as time goes on. This moment, this incredibly precious moment, is forever burned into my memory. We learn very early in life that when we fall, we try again. When we struggle, we try again. When we fail, we try again.

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How Can We Fix the Exit Interview Process? [Reader Question]

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When I left my last job, I had an exit interview where my employer asked me all kinds of questions about my satisfaction and why I was leaving, but I didn’t answer honestly because I was already leaving. Do they actually use that information or was the exit interview a waste of time? The Value of Exit Interviews.

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Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race (Book Review)

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A few weeks ago a friend recommended a book called Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race and Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. It is an excellent book for anyone to read to better understand the different perspectives that are wrapped up in the racial discussion, but I would say it’s doubly so for HR and business leaders that need to be working continuously to create more equitable work environments.

WOH 76: What a Study of 1,000 SMB Companies Tells Us about HR

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“HR is representing the people at your organization that deliver the results of whatever mission you have… There is no greater voice for the people than HR.” ” We hear so much about large employers and enterprise firms in the news. These organizations are a key part of the global economy, but did you know that over 99% of employers in the US have fewer than 1,000 employees? Yes, really!

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.