Workplace Wellness

The Next Human Frontier - Total Wellness from Life to Work

Workplace Wellness

As work and life continue to blend and issues like mental health and wellness continue to be elevated as important conversations, those of us in the people operations business ought to be thinking about what this means for the world of work. The nature of how we work and more importantly what our employees want from their employers is becoming less of a smoke signal and more like a blaring alarm. Are we equipped to answer the call? If our employees are healthy, well, and fulfilled we get people who are showing up to work ready to the best they can on behalf of the company. Our biggest challenge is assessing the internal climate for the necessary changes and figuring out what the best modalities are for assisting our employees in a myriad of ways over the life cycle of their careers and lives.

The Missing Piece of your Employee Engagement Efforts

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When organizations work to improve employee engagement, the focus tends to be on the day to day work experience. Feedback is sought from employees through surveys and focus groups. Recognition programs are created. And career development programs are rolled out. Join Jason Lauritsen, a former Human Resources executive, as he takes a look at one critically important element of a successful engagement effort that almost always gets overlooked: wellness.

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Financial Wellness - What Your Managers Need To Know

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As a manager, looking out for the welfare of the team means being aware of the personal life issues that come up and distract or disorient staff. One of the most impactful issues is personal finances. Being the representative of the company can make this issue seem unapproachable - after all, if your company is directly responsible for someone's financial situation, you can end up feeling at fault, even if you have no direct ability to change their circumstances. However, avoiding the conversation isn't helpful for anyone either. Join Miles Robinson, Management consultant, for an open and honest discussion about the journey he took to be able to discuss personal finances in a safe and neutral way with his teams. Learn about the resources he had to gather and develop, and the role HR can play in implementing these resources, and helping managers have difficult conversations with employees.

The Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA’s) 7 Benchmarks to Building a Results Oriented Wellness Program

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The Seven Benchmarks are an important part of building a results-oriented workplace wellness program. By following this proven methodology in your organization or with your clients, you can provide a credible framework which can be tailored toward organization specific values, mission, vision and goals for wellness. Organizations that are dedicated to the health of their employees are given a structure to help their organizations through the Well Workplace Process.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Supercharge Your Mental Wellbeing - 5 Secrets to an Extraordinary Workplace

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Today, in our high-tech, high-touch world of 24/7 business demands, it is more important than ever to stop for a moment, take a breath, and make sure you are taking care of your number one client, patient, or customer. YOU! If you are not at your best, your business, your relationships, and your health will all suffer. Some studies suggest we have about 65,000 thoughts per day. They also show that up to 85% of those thoughts are negative. We also tend to have the same thoughts day after day. Additionally, it takes anywhere from 5 to 7 positives to counter the effects of one negative. Because of this, it takes a huge effort to feed your brain enough positive material to remain focused. Doing this keeps you on track, mentally sharp, and allows you to thrive in your career and enjoy life most of the time. We hope you will join us for this enlightening webinar. Happiness and success expert, Ricky Powell, will share his knowledge and wisdom to help you live an extraordinary life at home and at work!

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Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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(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

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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.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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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.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

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(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.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

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Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

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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.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

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I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

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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.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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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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Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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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.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

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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 Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

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(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.

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

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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

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(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.

The 10 Best Pieces of HR Content in 2019

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As we kickoff 2020, we’re taking a moment to look back at some of the greatest HR content we read in 2019. We recommend everyone start the new decade of work by reading these 10 pieces filled with thought-provoking strategies and ideas.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Note to Managers: Just Ask

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I’ve been having a series of small breakthroughs in my home office. This might sound weird, but I work with three computer monitors. Yep, three. I worked with two for the longest time then someone suggested that I try three. I thought, “I don’t know. That seems pretty extravagant.” And it is.

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How to Get and Keep Buy In From Senior Management

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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?

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

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The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

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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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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

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

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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.

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

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Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.

The Conference Swag HR Pros Want Most #SHRM19

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A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “ What’s your favorite type of conference swag? ” A huge thanks for sharing your thoughts! I must say that I’m a bit surprised at the results. Here they are: Food and drink related items were at the top of the list.

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

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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.

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.

Is It Okay to Contact a Job Candidate Via Their Work Email – Ask #HR Bartender

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In today’s tough recruiting market, organizations are looking for every way possible to find qualified job candidates. Today’s reader note asks a straightforward question about doing that. Hi Sharlyn! Can I get your advice?