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Sales and Marketing Are Two Different Things

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I published a post on the “ 10 Skills You Need to Innovate ”. I received a comment from Hannah Morgan (aka Career Sherpa ) suggesting the addition of sales and marketing skills. One of the biggest challenges I find is that people often confuse sales skills and marketing skills. In many organizations, sales and marketing functions are combined, as in the sales and marketing department or the director of sales and marketing.

Know Your Limits – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000 — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more at Enjoy the post!). Now that the U.S.

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Q&A with Laura Carstensen: Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Senior Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

While workplaces often focus on recruiting younger talent, they’re ignoring the opportunities that seniors bring to their businesses, says Laura L. Here Carstensen explains how balanced, multigenerational teams can be more resilient and productive than lopsided ones. Is the definition of "working age" as under 65 changing? That dependency ratio assumes that people 65 and older will not be in the workforce.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally? Google employee Erica Baker addressed that question recently on Medium with a first-person account of her experiences as a minority in the tech industry. Attending to diversity actually helps to improve the workforce overall.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

5 Culture Trends for 2019 1 The workplace is constantly evolving. approach 2019, major shifts in the work. environment will continue to affect the ways. New research from the. the five latest culture trends and how you can. The U.S. the flow of work (see O.C.

Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


It’s the final countdown! In less than two weeks TotalConnection descends upon the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. This year’s agenda is packed full of high-quality sessions, fantastic speakers, ample networking opportunities, and, of course, over-the-top customer appreciation events. Here are the top 10 things I’m looking forward to seeing and experiencing at TotalConnection (in no particular order): Welcome Reception. Customer case studies (75% of the agenda!).

Oracle HCM Cloud Set to Shine at OpenWorld 2014

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 all things HCM will again be a dedicated “event within an event” called HCM Central @ OpenWorld. BMO Financial Group – Implementing Oracle Learn Cloud: The Value of Partnering [ CON8691 ]. Cox – Integrated Talent Management: Cox’s Journey to the Cloud [ CON7473 ]. Sierra Club – Jumping the Gap: Moving Recruiting into the Cloud from the Grass Roots [ CON7515 ]. How secure will my data be in the cloud? By Mike Vilimek.

7 Ways to Support Employees’ Engagement in their Financial Wellness


A paycheck isn’t the only thing employees depend on to meet their families’ financial needs. Employee benefit products such as health savings accounts, 401(k) plans, retirement annuities, stock options, and flex spending accounts are part of the picture, and in many cases, a big part of their total compensation. We can all appreciate how important compensation is to our overall well-being; it’s one of the reasons companies spend as much as they do on employee benefits, right?

3 HR Trends in 2014

Dave's Weekly Thought

It's been an interesting year in the world of Human Resources: The certification debate rages on , talent management is evolving at whiplash pace, generational diversity has created a roller coaster of succession planning and the social space has never been more populated with educated HR advisors. In truth, HR remains the organizational pipeline to employees, managers and executives. Here come the apps. Game Mechanics Did somebody say the G word?

2014 ERE Conference – Answering Veteran Hiring Questions

Cielo HR Leader

As in the past, events held by ERE are rarely short on influential speakers and actionable insights. At the 2014 Fall ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo , this proved to be true once again – a variety of talent executives attended the event (held Sept. However, one presentation stood out among the rest: If You Build It, Veterans Will Come , delivered by Ryan Kosowsky, Managing Director of Talent Acquisition at Charles Schwab.

Why Should You Want to Work There?

All Things Workplace

An international survey of more than 500 HR executives by global talent management firm Bernard Hodes (now part of Findly ) has found that the quality or reputation of products and services, the corporate culture and the work environment are a business''s most important attributes when it comes to bringing talent on board. But benefits and compensation were, perhaps surprisingly, toward the bottom of the list. Here''s how the job search actually went: 1.

How To Create Online Training Software In A Foreign Language


It may sound cliché, but the world is moving toward a true global economy as sharing information and services gets easier with the prevalence of Internet use. According to Chief Learning Officer, the best way to create international elearning software is by anticipating the expansion at the start of the project. Taking these steps before development begins can save time and money throughout the rest of the process. eLearning

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition


Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment where technology is constantly changing how people collaborate and work, the paradigms of leadership are changing. In this edition of Carnival, we have a solid collection of posts that explores the changing face of leadership in the new world. Julie Winkle Giulioni asks “ How Well-Populated is Your Pipeline? ”

Ask These 6 Critical Questions to Assess Management Effectiveness


How does a business assess the effectiveness of their management? There is a CEO and a set of executive officers managing the core and the administrative functions of the business. These people are typically measured and judged by the performance of the company relative to the competition and the market opportunity. More farsighted investors may look at product or service quality, regulatory compliance, and public relations.

Employee Engagement Gamification For Work and Well-being Made Simple

David Zinger

Are you game for a simple approach to improve engagement with work and well-being? Although it is an experiment with just one person it offers some tangible evidence of how gamification can improve both work and well-being and how an experiment can help us improve the process of gamification. At times, I find that either my work or well-being begins to wane. At times, I wonder if drudgery (as I define it) can be used to enhance well-being. I am more productive.

Employee-to-Employee Learning: Should We Foster More of It?


Advances in technology and changes to the ways we access and share knowledge are reshaping workplace training and development. Training magazine’s 2013 Training Industry Report shows how this reshaping is taking place: · 44% of training hours at U.S.-based of training hours were delivered with blended learning techniques in 2013, an increase from 27% in 2012. of hours were delivered through online or computer-based technologies, up from 24.7%

Does Competition Among Employees Work as a Motivator?

HR Daily Advisor

This is quite a conundrum, because there are arguments on both sides of the coin. That article may be right, but there are also individuals who shy away from competitive situations—such scenarios could actually hinder their ability to perform well. In short, it depends on the personalities of the employees and whether the work tasks lend themselves well to a competitive environment. Competition can even focus on innovation if that’s the goal.

Over 160,000 Users Putting their Time in the Cloud

nettime solutions

A few weeks ago, the nettime ® solutions team celebrated the news that we now had over 150,000 users managing their time and attendance in the cloud with us. In the time it took us to order and receive celebratory t-shirts (as modeled by the lovely volunteers shown above), we transferred another 10,000 users onto stratus time®. Simple human errors and the smallest alterations will result in failed data transfers and reporting.

Using Hiring Software to Find Temporary Help

ExactHire HR Trends

Finding temporary help can be difficult in any business, but the need to do it can happen in all industries, at any size of company. This currently hits home for myself as I will be on maternity leave in the near future. Don’t worry, I will try to keep up the blogs for my loyal followers, haha!) Regardless of the reason (seasonal hiring, maternity leave, illness or other medical reasons) finding good temporary help can be hard.

Nearly Half of Fortune 500 Companies Use E-learning. Why Aren’t You?


of the most profitable companies in the world, those listed in the Fortune 500, are currently using e-learning tools for online training. Are you still training your staff the old-fashioned way? Early adopters of this technology see huge savings in the amount of time and money it takes to train (or retrain) employees, while their employees retain more from the actual sessions. But this was the old way.

What’s pushing the development of “leaders at all levels”?

HR Times

Posted by Neil Neveras on September 24, 2014. Our Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report points to leadership as the No. 1 talent issue facing organizations around the world and highlights a significant “readiness gap” between the need to develop leaders at all levels and organizations’ ability to actually do it. Read the post. They’re asking, “What are the qualities that would make someone identifiable as one of our leaders?”

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Improve Employee Productivity: 5 Simple Ideas That Really Work


Showing them a little more trust, respect and recognition can go a long way when it comes to improving their productivity. The first step in accomplishing this is a clear, precise job description that eliminates any confusion about their responsibilities and your expectations. A well-written job description will spell out the responsibilities of the position as well as help managers and employees establish clear, relevant performance goals.

Disease and Lifestyle Management: Smarter Spending of Wellness Dollars

HR Daily Advisor

Willy Wonka Wellness “Golden Ticket.” ” We’re all hungry for a simple answer to the question of where to spend our wellness time and money, says consultant Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR. Wellness. Work wellness in as your long?term based wellness program. based wellness program. What have we learned about selling wellness and Disease and Lifestyle Management (DLM)? COOs will support DLM if it can increase productivity.

e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works


e-Learning Best Practices, and why they can fail from the very start. Like when a learner launches a course and the video refuses to play. Like when the internet connection that learner is using gets bogged down and the course never shows up. Of all of the things that need to go right (or can go wrong), it may seem like some of them are more critical than others, but this is not the case. Regardless of the cause, the end result is still the same.

The Top 12 Free and Open Source HR Software Systems


I always felt a bit bad taking one of the free samples at the supermarket. And I know the reps passing out cups of chips, or cheese, or (at Whole Foods, at least) nice red wine are only doing it to entice me to buy something. In fact, it turns out this is a well-known principle of social psychology. Companies count on you feeling bad about not reciprocating the “favor” of a free sample in order to sell you more stuff. The “recruitment app” in Apptivo.

A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity


Over the last few years, employee productivity has become one of those ubiquitous business buzzwords like company culture and employee engagement. I can tell you that when we share posts on social media, the ones dealing with productivity outperform the others by a wide margin. Let’s start by defi ning productivity as performance of stated goals and objectives within a specified time frame. How did this become the new normal?

The Future of Workplace Wearables: Employees Are In

Cornerstone On Demand

This is the fourth in a series of articles we’re doing around our annual State of Workplace Productivity survey. Read a summary of the full survey here. And learn why your choice of workspace matters. From the Apple Watch and Tory Burch for Fitbit to Jawbone and Google Glass, wearable technology is big in the consumer market and holds even bigger promises for boosting workplace productivity and employee health.

The Importance of Putting Your Company Culture on Display

Spark Hire

With the cost of a bad hire being as much as $50,000 or more , a candidate’s cultural fit has become a major factor that companies consider before extending an employment offer. Companies should also keep in mind that cultural fit is a concern for job seekers as well, therefore, you must ensure you communicate your company culture throughout the hiring process. Furthermore, the importance of cultural fit isn’t a new phenomenon. Utilize the power of video.

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ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development

Conversation Matters

The company began in Michigan with the invention of microfilm in the 1930s and over time its role has become essential to libraries, universities, research centers and other organizations whose mission depends on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information. The company, of now 1500, has grown rapidly through acquisition and mergers, as new technology has made increasing amounts and types of information available. Planning the Summit.

Employee engagement – is it becoming a concept to rethink?

Effortless HR

Employee engagement is a big topic these days, as companies recognize what this can mean to their productivity and performance. A 2014 survey reported that 78 percent of executives surveyed rated engagement as an important or urgent issue. Research has shown that engaged employees are more productive, provide better customer service, and stay in their jobs longer. Every now and then, organizations should rethink the way they treat their staff.

Innovative ideas to drive employee engagement

Effortless HR

Turnover has high costs in recruiting and training new employees, and by improving engagement, you can reduce employee turnover. Also, various studies have shown that engaged employees are more productive, produce higher quality work, and provide better customer service. Listen to employee suggestions Get employees involved more with the company by soliciting their ideas and suggestions. When workers are happy with their jobs, a company’s productivity increases.

How an applicant tracking system (ATS) reads a resume


“Anonymous employee at indeterminate company with an unspecified degree in something totally unidentifiable seeks an unrecognized job in the complete unknown.”. This is what your resume looks like to even the most swanky Applicant Tracking System (ATS). In this post, I’ll explain how to write a solid resume that will pass muster with even the most stringent of parsers. This was back in the day when you thought you were smart to buy thick, expensive paper to print it on.

5 PEO Services You May Not Know Exist


With some PEOs, you have the ability to get advice directly from compensation experts. Compensation philosophy/strategy – Developing a compensation structure that brings together the various elements of compensation, such as base salary, short and long term incentives, compliance, market competitiveness, internal alignment and affordability. This analysis can help you start to bridge the talent gap. Learn more about Insperity’s PEO services.

The Million-Dollar Performance Review Question


And third, it shows that you care about your employees’ needs as well as those of the company. Add those factors together and you have a powerful equation for boosting the value of your performance reviews—and for raising employee engagement, happiness and retention levels. And Union Bank & Trust revamped its performance appraisals in a way that more deeply engages employees in the review process (which you can read about here ).

Asking the Right Video Interview Questions to Determine A Candidate’s Cultural Fit

Spark Hire

Hiring someone for cultural fit is just as important as hiring them for the skills they possess. You can also better assess a candidate’s fit for your company by asking the following questions: What kind of environments have you worked in and what did you like/dislike about them? No one is perfect; everyone makes mistakes and it’s important that we learn and grow from them. You need employees who will acknowledge their errors, correct the issue, and learn from the experience.

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4 Signs Your Manual Hiring Process is Overworking HR Employees


Oversee the onboarding process. Have you ever taken the time to list all that’s expected of you as an HR manager? Depending on the size of your company, your list could take up pages. Because you already have so many “big picture” projects going on at any one time, you rely heavily on the help of your HR employees, especially when it comes to hiring and recruiting new talent. Perhaps she’s overwhelmed by the sheer volume of applications she’s expected to process.

Representative Retention: Control Your Customer Service


If you cannot immediately answer the question, or at least begin envisioning your current organizational approach to employee development, then we’ve already identified a core reason why you are continually hiring customer service representatives. Retaining your representatives, however, nets the greatest asset of all - happy, loyal customers who recognize your level of service and an enjoyable work environment for your employees. Identifying the Best Candidates.

Why Thank You Isn’t Always Enough

HR Daily Advisor

Cultivating a culture of continuous feedback is something we hear about daily, and just about every manager on the planet claims to have an “open door” policy. Many of us recognize the severity of the situation, and are scrambling to triage workplace relationships with the one thing all our mothers taught us: Always say “thank you.”. And therein lies the problem. Here’s how to motivate your employees by saying thank you the right way. By Steven Parker.

How to Get the Budget You Need for Applicant Tracking Software


You’ve also witnessed the HR department becoming increasingly frustrated with how time consuming and tedious it is to review submissions and communicate with applicants. As your company grows, you need to find a better, more productive way to hire. Through your research, you’ve determined applicant tracking software (ATS) is the best solution. The process is likely causing our company to miss out on top candidates. Why do you think an ATS is the solution?

Four Smart HR Recruitment Strategies

Effortless HR

In today’s competitive business environment, success depends on many factors, but most executives would agree that staffing is the most crucial piece to the puzzle. Just a decade or two ago, HR recruiters relied on classified advertising to reach potential employees, but finding the best candidates now takes a combination of techniques. Here, we’ll discuss four of the top strategies HR recruiters can leverage for more successful outcomes. The world is moving to mobile.