Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

HR Bartender

Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. One experience I wanted to share from my time in Las Vegas was some photos from the Zappos Tour. Bottom right) Dedicated room for employees to set goals with a personal coach. This is the time of year when I’m focused on time. or “I don’t have enough time to enjoy the holidays.” I really enjoyed this post from Alexandra Levit on “ Does Your Time Need to be Rescued?

Recommended Human Resources Conferences To Attend in 2015

Unbridled Talent

Recently, one of my contacts who is planning her 2015 schedule sent me a question asking for my recommendations for the top 2 – 3 conferences to attend in the US for HR professionals. One of my plans for next year is to attend more conferences in the US; ideally I’d like to attend events where there is a lot of networking, collaborating and great speakers. Since there are so many events happening all the time, it’s hard for me to assess which ones are best.


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Recommended Human Resources Conferences To Attend in 2015

Unbridled Talent

Recently, one of my contacts who is planning her 2015 schedule sent me a question asking for my recommendations for the top 2 – 3 conferences to attend in the US for HR professionals. One of my plans for next year is to attend more conferences in the US; ideally I’d like to attend events where there is a lot of networking, collaborating and great speakers. Since there are so many events happening all the time, it’s hard for me to assess which ones are best.

I Will Teach My Daughter Not to Be Afraid

Workplace Psychology

About a month ago, my wife and I became parents for the very first time. I had a choice to attend Baylor University or other colleges. I had a choice to attend law school or say no. I chose law school (but I chose out of fear and attended by default because I didn’t know what else to do with my life). Attitudes & Emotions Coaching Happy & Unhappy Meaningful WorkEmbed from Getty Images.

7 Ways to Support Employees’ Engagement in their Financial Wellness


These include health plan price transparency tools, health savings account (HSA) value estimators, educational materials, training videos, and even access to professional advisors for one-on-one coaching for investing, budgeting, and managing credit. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s report, Financial Wellness at Work , suggests that because new employees are in a mindset of change, onboarding is the prime time to set them on the right track.

What is the BEST Leadership Style?


Relevant industries: military, construction, or sports coaching. Employee time clock software streamlines your attendance management needs, whether your industry calls for a hands-on or hands-off approach. Employee Time Clock Software HR Online Time Clock Payroll Time ClockThe question of how to best lead your team depends on a variety of factors that are too numerous to list in a single blog post.

Time Out

Thrive Global

Since my burnout in 2013 I’ve created better boundaries in all areas of my life and that my ‘me time’ and daily practices are non-negotiable. And as it was my business, surely I could just take the time off when I wanted it. But I took the time out.

What You Should Know About Leadership Development Training

Workplace Psychology

leaders and followers or among peers in a self-managed work team) (Day, Fleenor, Atwater, Sturm, & McKee, 2014). In some ways, they treat it like a hot dog eating contest — the faster and more you consume in the allotted time the better. 2014). 2014).

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). 2014).

Transform your culture: Lessons from a cooperative, First Credit Union for #CeridianCXDay


Develop leaders to be coaches. Sandra has an executive coaching certificate from Royal Roads University. First Credit Union integrates “the coach approach” into all its one-to-one and performance discussions. The coach approach is all about asking the right questions and enabling employees to discover their own accomplishments and areas of improvement. But, as pointed out in a recent post on Fast Company by Renee Robertson, coaching is not criticism.

A Dedication to Kelly Buchanan Dunham

Thrive Global

Once upon a time, in the autumn of 1991, I was a young woman who was full of aspirations, vigour and lofty ambitions. Many had been taught by Kelly, and/or coached by her on the basketball courts.

The 2015 Performance Management Survey Is In!

HR Daily Advisor

in 2014) and above average selected by 22.8% (21.9% in 2014) rated their organization as average. Coaching discussions on a semiregular basis. Attendance awards. The top five factors used when evaluating nonexempt performance include job knowledge (76.6%), quality of work (74.6%), attitude/cooperation (68.8%), communication skills (67.7%), and attendance/punctuality (65.2%). Performance evaluations accomplish their intended goal most of the time for 47.3%.


Thrive Global

That is time I can’t get back. All the gourmet dinners entertaining clients and attending networking events featuring cocktails and appetizers as “dinner” was putting my health off-kilter, but business was good, and finances were flowing.

#SHRM15 Day 1 Quick Impressions

True Faith HR

This is my fifteenth straight year of attending the SHRM Annual Conference. If you have an opportunity, be sure to thank the many individuals who give up their time to make the conference succeed Special shout out goes to Terry Starr and the Dice team for sponsoring the SHRM15 Blogger lounge. CEO Hank Jackson's opening address most likely resonated with first time attendees. However, was there anything unique in his points that couldn't have been said in 2013 or 2014?

Sex As A Part of the Recruiting Process: The Problem is Plausible Deniability.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, the University of Louisville and head basketball coach Rick Pitino are locked in an extreme controversy - A graduate assistant (member of the coaching staff) has been accused of bringing stripers into the dorms at U of L during recruiting visits and paying the dancers to have sex with recruits. Each of the players and recruits attended different parties at Billy Minardi Hall, where dancers, many of whom stripped naked, were present.

Why Mobile Learning Makes L&D Better, Faster, Stronger

Cornerstone On Demand

8 spot in 2014, according to Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends report. But at the same time, more companies than ever reported they're unprepared to meet the challenge—particularly when it comes to new platforms and mediums, like mobile and video. I thought to myself, isn't it a shame that in two months' time, the majority of that content will have disappeared? Say somebody attended a session on dealing with team conflict.

The Glass Ceiling

Thrive Global

The first time I was asked to deliver an address at a women’s network, it was on the topic of Glass Ceilings and the issues I had faced throughout my career in competing with men. I attend events with inspirational female speakers who have made it to the top and are succeeding in their roles.

How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Drive Employee Engagement


This can feel exciting and terrifying at the same time. Later, I went on to attend grad school and pursued a Masters in Positive Organizational Development & Change. Obtaining these credentials allows me to conduct individual inventories and provide feedback and coaching to develop a person’s EI. Leigh joined the Achievers Professional Services team in June 2014. By: Leigh Burger. Senior Implementation Manager, Achievers.

Cloud Computing and HR Technology: A Revolution that Changes how HR Works


The frenzied activity of everyday tasks such as payroll and record keeping can now be handed over to automation technology which subsequently frees up time for HR workers to dedicate more of their energy to employee engagement. Furthermore, in 2014, U.S. Automating Time and Attendance. Making sure that you are paying your employees for the amount of time that they work is obviously an important administrative task that has been handed to HR departments.

Why We’re Going to the IBM HR Summit #PowerUpHR


of HR professionals consider attending conferences highly valuable with respect to staying knowledgeable about Human Resource management – more than webinars, print publications and white papers.” – 2015 fisher VISTA HR Buyers Survey . Nevertheless, there is a lot of competition amongst event organizers for the limited budgets that HR practitioners have available to attend events. Yes, I love an event that offers ample time to talk with other attendees.

Keeping it Simple: Driving HR analytics Value in 1 week

Analytics in HR

I attended an HR analytics conference in 2014, and was very impressed by the HR analytics work done in excel by Elouise Leonard-Cross, then of Home Group, in the North-East of England. The aim here is to get a rough idea of where the organization is putting its time and money, and the returns it gets for each line item of analytics. As a good coach, the person has the solution and you have to hold the mirror up.

The Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive


Making time to work with another professional on their development opens some breathing room for executives to reflect on their situation. By supporting a protégé and coaching them through problem solving, mentors become better prepared to support themselves. In fact, building emotional strength might be more necessary for executives than we think: A 2014 Harvard Business Review study off 116 executives found that their biggest fear was being found incompetent.

Are You Done Hiding?

Thrive Global

On June 19th I completed 30 days of Authentic and Audacious Expression through a program led by my coach. In a nutshell, I posted 3 times per day, for 30 days on Facebook. I posted a summary of the experience on Facebook, you can read about it here.

LIVE CASE STUDY: NBA Exec Refers to Demographic as Angry and Argumentative

The HR Capitalist

And being a Hawks fan is.well.difficult some times. . Levenson announced his intention to sell his stake in the Hawks in September of 2014 following his realization that internal investigation would include the revelation of an email he’d written two years earlier to then-GM Ferry in which he theorized that “the black crowd [at Philips Arena] scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant [enough] season ticket base” to support the team.

Lexie Sims of The Good Board: “Provide health, including mental health and wellbeing programmes”

Thrive Global

A keen mentor and coach, it is her belief that social mobility is aided by access to opportunity and education. I was scheduled to attend a panel interview for a role with a Search firm. up from 15% in 2014. Create cultures that are inclusive where different voices can be heard.

Julia Hickman: “Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow”

Thrive Global

Her first coaching experience was while attending college, where she became a volunteer body sculpting trainer for a semester of her sophomore year. She became certified and later also became a certified running coach, which led to me to start my own group training business at my home.

SHRM Memories

Laurie Ruettimann

I have attended SHRM’s annual conference since 2008, but I’m sitting this year out. I applied for a press pass and was accepted as one of the first bloggers to attend SHRM. Those were weird times. I hung out with all the old school HR bloggers for the first time. I met Tim Sackett’s wife for the first time on the rooftop of The Hard Rock Hotel. I had Redbull and vodka for the first and last time. Orlando 2014.

Airbnb’s Marisa Moret: “Why you should never be afraid or ashamed to advocate for yourself”

Thrive Global

I was fortunate to attend Georgetown University where there is a strong focus on public service and community involvement, and later, UCLA Law School. The entire year of 2020 has been the most interesting time, ever. Attend conferences and networking events.

Study Reveals Disconnect Between Employers and Employees in Upskilling Outlook

HR Daily Advisor

employees have done nothing to upskill in the past 12 months, where upskilling is defined as attending workshops, completing online courses, receiving consultation from a specialist, participating in personal coaching sessions, or pursuing further education. The last country to join was Portugal in 2014. Randstad US has announced the findings from its quarterly Randstad Workmonitor survey (Q3 2017).

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Whetstone Education CEO Libby Fischer: “Progress can’t always come from behind a desk”

Thrive Global

There’s a time and a place to sit behind your desk and stare at your. In 2014, Libby, a Teach For America alumna, took the helm of Whetstone Education , a then-struggling technology company with a clunky teacher evaluation. 2014 — and Whetstone has created 10 new jobs in New Orleans.

How To Prevent Church Ministry Burnout

Thrive Global

Recently I attended a workshop for top church leaders to hone their skills while building supportive networks. Time and again, pastors approach me and literally whisper their story of burnout. They are running on empty and have no time to fill up their tank. Take time off.

Linda Diakite Karressy: “Tomorrow is another day”

Thrive Global

A lot of times we look at our day to say what have we done. This opportunity was the most exciting thing I did at the time. In September 2014 I registered as Insight Financial Group with the state. Each time I meet someone or attend an event, I have goals.

Showcasing Truly Diverse & Inclusive Organizations

Jeff Waldman - Recruiting

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the festival but I did my best to follow along the social stream. Shifting gears slightly, I was approached a couple of months ago by long-time network contact Jordan Monaghan of Angle Media Group. Feel free to take have a look at the SocialHRCamp feature video , and the recap video from SocialHRCamp Toronto 2014. The timing of this project could not have been more perfect.

Are You Staring at the Tent Again?


Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent." - Dave Barry. 6 months of coaching & training to help you develop new leadership habits to overcome your less productive behaviors. 12 one-on-one coaching sessions with me. We have not done an Academy since 2014. Email us your preferred dates, and how many people you would like to attend. You need to get back into the center ring where you belong.

“Do one thing for yourself every day” with Erin Engelke

Thrive Global

In order to be fully present in your role as a leader, you have to be in a good place mentally and making time for self-care is imperative to achieving that mental stability. She is also a certified trainer, public speaker and executive coach for Strata Leadership.