Workplace Wellness

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

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The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember.

Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It

HR Bartender

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage.

Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by? our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months.

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Organizations are Focused on Using People Analytics As a Competitive Advantage

HR Bartender

As organizations spend more time trying to recover from the business impact of COVID-19 , they will turn to data to help them. It makes total sense. Organizations have been using data to help them grow their businesses for years. This will be no different.

3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work

HR Bartender

Organizations are constantly asking themselves “What do our employees want?” And if they’re not asking that question, they should be. The answer helps organizations create a workplace that employees want to be a part of. That aids employee engagement.

How Organizations Can Address Email Fatigue

HR Bartender

I ran across this article from CNBC on how many hours Americans spend on email each day. It’s an interesting read. The article says that we spend 209 minutes a day checking work email and 143 on personal messages for a total of 352 minutes.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Geofencing

HR Bartender

A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the TAtech Conference. TAtech is a trade association for organizations that provide technology-based recruiting tools. It’s a great event and I really learned a lot. One of the concepts that the group was very focused on was geofencing.

The Future of Work: The Impact of COVID-19 On Our Workplaces

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced employee contact-tracing capabilities for their customers at no additional charge.

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Navigating Digital Information: 3 Questions to Ask

HR Bartender

One of the more popular articles on HR Bartender is titled “ Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How to Use Them ”. Every one of us has power and it’s important to recognize the different types of power we possess, how much of each type we have, and how to use them in a positive way.

Technology: Do Not Let Your Company Become Obsolete

HR Bartender

While you know that I love my technology, there are some activities that I enjoy doing what some might term “old school”. Like I enjoy having a paper planner. I take handwritten notes during conferences. Some might say that I’m behind the times.

7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

HR Bartender

Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

HR Bartender

It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse

HR Bartender

I’m here to deliver some tough love to businesses today. As a HR pro, I totally understand that the recruitment market is tough. I hear the same stories from recruiters who are posting job openings and getting zero responses. I also understand the pressure to deliver revenue and profits.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

Armadillos and Fauci

HR Hardball

In your wildest dreams could you imagine a cloth mask being the focal point of a cultural civil war? This is the nuttiest thing in America since Pet Rocks were a serious fad. From what I can tell, we have three distinct groups, each with an equal amount of support.

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Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

How to Prepare Employees for Getting and Giving a 360 Feedback Review

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself

HR Bartender

Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing what we can do today using technology. That being said, technology can also create challenges. And I’m not talking about whether our technology works or not (although that can be a problem).

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager , a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information.

Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

HR Bartender

I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. .

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10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

HR Bartender

Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.

How to Get and Keep Buy In From Senior Management

HR Bartender

During last year’s HR Technology Conference , one of the speakers said something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. They said that we have to not only get buy in for our ideas and projects but keep it. Totally makes sense. But in reality, how often do we actually do it?

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

HR Bartender

We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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The Nature Of 1-on-1s Are Changing For The Better

15Five

Although the pandemic has triggered massive shifts in our day-to-day lives and even our long-term view, it isn’t without silver linings.

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

HR Bartender

I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I knew that today’s title will get your attention. . I’ve been waiting for someone to send me this question! I’m sure this reader’s note will resonate with many: I have a question regarding social media.

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

HR Bartender

One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: T oday’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Supply Chain Management

HR Bartender

I had the opportunity this summer to attend SAP Ariba LIVE, an event focused on e-procurement and supply chain management. Now you might be saying to yourself, “What does HR have to do with supply chain?” The answer is – a lot.

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

HR Bartender

Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

How Connection Drives Employee Engagement

DecisionWise

With the recent shift of many employees working remoting, connection seems to be universally craved now more than ever before. Connection is, in fact, a basic human need, residing on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs just above physical safety.

Antiracism Forum for Business Leaders: You’re Invited

UpstartHR

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

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

UpstartHR

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.