Will Web-Era Trade Schools Create Tomorrow's Talent Pool?

Cornerstone On Demand

Generally, Krupps says bootcampers who have success finding jobs are those with a base programming knowledge who attended these programs to learn a new skillset in an already familiar field.

Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


Hearing customer case studies is one of the most fulfilling parts of attending any user conference. It will be difficult for attendees to choose which session to attend; but, don’t worry, everyone will get the sessions slides after the event in our customer community, SumTotal Connect.

It Just Shouldn’t Be This Difficult! – Eliminating Barriers to Recognition


— Sharing appreciation and gratitude for others should be simple to encourage frequent, timely praise and recognition. When was the last time you used a fax machine? We’ve seen systems where committees of HR and business leaders meet quarterly to choose winners for $100 awards!

The Evolution of HRevolution


This will be a long post and possibly only of interest to those who attended or follow the HRevolution happenings. I definitely want to make time to further explore some of the sessions I sat in on, from HR Improv and Half Baked HR Ideas to Creativity/Innovation and the Reality-Based Live HR Case Study and more. One person I was particularly excited about meeting for the first time is a long time reader of this blog: Kellee Webb.

HR manager wrote us up for drinking at a party she attended, my assistant goes overboard on gifts, and more

Ask a Manager

HR manager wrote us up for drinking at a party she attended. I attended an unauthorized party in the office where alcohol was served (clearly against company policy). And if that’s the case, and she takes pleasure in it, I think you risk doing more harm than good by making her feel that she’s been in the wrong all this time. I’m in a new position, which only allows us to work part-time, but we have to accomplish a lot in five hours.

How to Spot and Stop Workplace Bullies


You’ll hear it in belittling comments or by being shut down in a meeting by talking over you. Often, they’ll act out in small, subtle ways, such as changing a workflow process or meeting agenda, to set someone up for failure.

5 Tips for Recruiting Choosy Job Candidates


Placing a targeted job ad shouldn’t take too much time, so start here. Your advertising budget should be worked out ahead of time. Networking events can be a good way to meet qualified candidates, but they may not be equally effective across all industries.

Meet the New Ceridian!


The very nice investment banker and lawyer they installed as CEO at the time had to worry more about the huge debt service than product innovation. Each of those big vendors has its own time and attendance or time and labor product that meets the simpler needs of most of its customers.

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. Summit Meetings .

New #SHRM Certification Raises More Questions Than It Answers (Update X 2)

True Faith HR

While SHRM CEO Hank Jackson states that a clear path for currently certified individuals to the new model is in the works, as someone who just spent considerable time recertifying, I''m curious as to what this path holds.

You Should Attend Worktech14 New York, May 14-15

Future of Work

We are able to offer Future of Work…unlimited members a special rate to attend Worktech14 on May 14-15 this year. Here is more information about WorkTech14 New York, directly from Isabel Dewhurst-Marks at Unwired , the Worktech14 organizer: WORKTECH will be heading to New York once again in 2014, with another insightful future of work conference. Network with high-level peers in an intimate setting, designed to provide opportunities to meet and speak to everyone.

What Makes Organizational Conversations Effective? Participant Skill or Skillful Design?

Conversation Matters

I have been writing and talking to groups about Collective Sensemaking for some time, and in this post I answer a question I am often asked, "Can any organizational conversation can be effective if participants in the conversation are not skillful communicators?"

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. brochures, web-based resources) to managers to distribute at staff meetings. It''s Time to Get with the New Millennia.

Nine Things NOT To Do at #SHRM14

True Faith HR

In less than a month, individuals will be heading to Orlando to attend the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference. This will be my 14th SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do while attending. Do NOT bring a rollerbag to the conference I have posted this several times since 2010, and people are still not listening. This will not be one of those "meet cute" scenarios you see in the movies.

As You Wish.

Everyday People

At the first meeting I attended, the leaders of the meeting were looking for a Chair for the Beastly Ball – the group’s largest fundraiser. Every meeting I stood up and introduced myself, “Hi, I’m Steve Browne, chair of the Beastly Ball.

Trust But Verify In Hiring


Would it be surprising to know that in many cases the determination to hire someone happens within five minutes of meeting them? The cost of a bad hire is often overlooked but it can negatively impact your company’s bottom line by wasting valuable time and resources. Attendance record?

Legal Hangovers After The Holiday Party


Be clear attendance is optional. You can be welcoming without suggesting that employees should attend. If you effectively require attendance by strong encouragement, the time may be considered working time. Meet people you have not yet met.

More Holiday Survey Results—How Does Your Company Celebrate?

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we shared some results from our 2014 Holiday Practices Survey. Today, more findings from this timely study, including what organizations are doing regarding employee gifts, charitable donations, and decorations. Extra paid time off awarded, 1.3%.

Harsh Reality of a Bad Hire

Cielo HR Leader

You made an offer, explained benefits and hoped the answer would meet your expectations… “I accept.”. Whatever the cause, you’re back to square one—thousands of dollars of investment, time and preparation gone, and the chair to an important position open once again.

5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

45 Things

But as things have improved, many people don''t think that job fairs are worth their time. They''re the perfect opportunity for you to hone your professional persona and to learn to handle meeting new people with ease.

An Oasis in the Desert !!

Everyday People

It’s my first time to visit Vegas, and I find it to be an incredibly intriguing human experiment !! In fact, one of my friends was attending another State Conference said that they had speakers (who weren’t on social media themselves) encouraging HR to not allow social media.

update: our museum volunteer is out of control

Ask a Manager

Since I wrote in last April, three of our board members have met with Steve several times to discuss his involvement in the organization. At each meeting, Steve would agree to certain things and then change his mind or not follow through (example: Steve agrees he will come up with a list of projects he would like to focus on; the list never materializes). They would not allow me to attend these meetings because they think Steve doesn’t respect me.

How to Spot and Stop Workplace Bullies


You’ll hear it in belittling comments or when they talk over you in a meeting. Often, they’ll act out in small, subtle ways, such as changing a workflow process or meeting agenda, to set someone up for failure. For example, they may say, “I moved our meeting up; hope you can be ready to give your presentation.”. Direct people are quick, aggressive and unfiltered, which, over time, can seem like bullying. Belittling comments were made about their work during meetings.

5 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You

45 Things

You''re often interrupted when speaking in a meeting, and your boss scarcely seems to know who you are. Let’s say that you’re on the agenda of the next office meeting to give a brief rundown of a project you’ve been working on for several months. Be at the right place at the right time.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. They meet to have conversation. Those periodic face-to-face meetings are the heartbeat of the organization. In between face-to-face meetings, distributed organizations need to make effective use of the many social networking tools now available, such as, webinars, chat, blogs, teleconference, Skype and Google Hangout.

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my boss keeps touching my hand, the point of bonuses, and more

Ask a Manager

Most of the time I think that he does it to get my attention, although lately he seems to be doing it more often. One afternoon, he grasped my fingers in both of his hands – he was asking me to do something, but he then held on to my fingers for a strangely long time. My work is project-based and I work on five or six projects at any given time. Does my employer have to give me time off to interview while I’m in my notice period?

Replacing Work-Life Balance with Integration and Alignment

Cielo HR Leader

On September 16, 2014, Cielo hosted the Talent Activation Index LIVE! That is, as the employer, meeting the demands of employees’ personal lives—families, relationships, health, values and finances.”.

how long can I stay home with my kids, invasive questionnaire for job candidates, and more

Ask a Manager

We have two small children and have never made a move of this magnitude before so I’m choosing to spend some time at home while they adjust. Will my decision to take some time off hurt my job hunt? I’m on the job market for the first time in a while and I’ve noticed a weird trend of employers posting job advertisements without identifying themselves or their companies beyond a vague descriptor like “printing company” or “insurance broker.”

a chronically late employee, former employer is threatening me with arrest for trespassing, and more

Ask a Manager

My employee has had an attendance issue off and on for the past six months. I changed her start time to 9:15 am from 9 am, although she already has the latest start time of anyone on the team. Our department is quite small (two people) so coverage is essential, and plus she is an hourly employee and gets paid to be here on time. Is it time for disciplinary action, i.e., docking of pay or writing her up? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

3 Ways Disengaged Employees Impact the Retail Industry


Timely recognition: Give your employees kudos on-the-spot when they provide excellent service. Employees who aren’t motivated to come to work are probably not delivering exceptional service when they’re in attendance.

leaving early on my second day of work, responding to secondhand gossip, and more

Ask a Manager

Can I ask to leave early on my second day of work to attend my son’s preschool concert? I would really like to attend his concert but am not sure if it is acceptable to leave early on my second day. I was wondering if I could ask my manager if I could leave early to attend my son’s concert. I have a meeting at my new work a week before my start date, and I’d like to ask my manager if it is ok to leave early when I see him at the meeting.

5 Tips for Recruiting Choosy Job Candidates


Placing a targeted job ad shouldn’t take too much time, so start here. Your advertising budget should be worked out ahead of time. Networking events can be a good way to meet qualified candidates, but they may not be equally effective across all industries. Not all recruiters or hiring managers will be willing to take the time to attend them, so you may be one of only a few people at the event looking for good employees.

I’m interviewing for the same job as my former employee, my coworker shared my salary info, and more

Ask a Manager

The owner has always said that payroll is to be kept confidential at all times. I was pretty bummed to say the least, because Jane has no management experience (I hired her for her first job straight out of college) and doesn’t meet many of the qualifications of the job, so I was surprised she was being interviewed instead of me. There’s nothing inappropriate about that at all, and people do it all the time. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

In workforce analytics just pretend that correlation is the same as causality

All about Human Capital

” You look confused down in your papers and then respond “Well, I can’t actually say for sure that attending this training program will make your sales people produce higher profits or if it is the sales people who are very profitable who happens to attend this particular training program for unknown reasons. I know there are a lot of fancy and even simple ways to test the hypothesis with time-lagging-tests or blind-tests or something similar.

Motivate Your Staff to Boost Your Bottom Line


Have weekly or monthly meetings to let employees know the company outlook and how each plays a role in its success. When your staff understands their goals, how they align with overall business objectives and they have a clear plan for achievement, there are fewer disruptions, giving you more time to take advantage of key growth opportunities. People will remember that you took the time to put pen to paper. Acknowledge the extra hours or time away from family that they make.

Get an intern!


For example, at the end of every summer our interns do a technical presentation, open to the entire company to attend, on what their project was. What can we teach this HR intern about real HR without spending too much time training? Every HR department needs an intern!

Four headhunting tips to find top talent


Think about what kind of events they attend and make sure you’re there. These settings give you the chance to meet people who you may want to approach in the future. When the time comes you will have less cold calling to do. If you can’t get an intro, then see if you can engage them on social media (Twitter) or engineer a chance meeting. PRO TIP: Attend startup community meetups, design conventions or hackathons.

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