Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 2014


Those were: 5 MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS OF 2014. 10 FAVORITE BLOG POSTS OF 2014. Hands down my favorite piece of content from 2014 was the Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition. This is actually a whole series we began this year that has been very well received in those countries.

Top People Equation Posts of 2014

The People Equation

So I took a page from my post Tips for Wrapping Up the Year and looked at the People Equation posts that got the most traffic in 2014. Well, at least that would seem to be the case, based on my blog post Why We Hate Conference Calls.

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2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces: Trends for Thought

China Gorman

The good news is that while this increase in trust trend is mostly notable within “best companies,” such positive culture changes are influencing other companies as well and helping to create a push towards a higher standard for organizations.

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Employees Need to Own Their Success

HR Bartender

It didn’t sit well with me then and the more I think about it…it still doesn’t. During the HR Technology Conference , I was chatting with someone about job titles. She had heard the most interesting title – Vice President of Employee Success.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

will be alive and well, but it will only be effective. And Why You Should Start Giving It To Them)”, Forbes, January 13, 2014. 5 Culture Trends for 2019 1 The workplace is constantly evolving. As we. approach 2019, major shifts in the work. environment will continue to affect the ways.

Function Over Fashion – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Congrats to them – very well deserved! Speaking of efficiency and work/life balance, I couldn’t resist including this Time Well Spent cartoon about wearables.

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Are You Taking Stock

HR Bartender

My fantasy team is doing pretty well this year. Noticing : How wellness and wearables are changing our lives. For those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! Each of us has our own individual way of expressing thanks.

Sales and Marketing Are Two Different Things

HR Bartender

Hannah’s comment made me realize not only how broad sales and marketing skills are but the need for organizations to take an assessment of their employees’ ability to market and sell – both internally as well as externally.

A Report Card on my HR Predictions for 2014

OmegaHR Solutions

This time last year I made the following predictions on what would happen in HR compliance in 2014. The year 2014 is a midterm election year. But not in 2014. Unlike the minimum wage, if the Republicans win the Senate, there will be no traction beyond 2014 either.

Know Your Limits – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

mid-term elections are over, I figured it was safe to post this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. (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.

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What Gave You Pride in 2014?

HR Ringleader

Well, there is no getting around the fact that as the year draws to a close, it’s a time of reflection. I like to look back to see what I did that was expected and what changed.

The Condescending HR Lady is Alive and Well


It’s also a reminder of the importance of not only what you are doing, but how you are doing it as well. The post The Condescending HR Lady is Alive and Well appeared first on upstartHR. The term “average” is used commonly, but we sometimes forget what it means. The “average” score is made up of the highest and lowest scores. The “average” experience is made up of the best and worst experiences.

5 Workplace Lessons We Learned from Mike Nichols

Cornerstone On Demand

Fey has famously said the improv rule of "yes, and” — the one that insists actors must always agree with whatever their fellow performers are saying and add something new - has served her well in work and life.

Forget the Cash: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Reward Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

A commitment to wellness — sincerely: Subsidized gym memberships are nice, but companies can take the commitment to employee wellness further by expressly carving out time for workers to exercise on the clock.

Top 10: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

HR Daily Advisor

As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. 10 Sins of Well-Meaning Supervisors. We’ve distilled it down into 10 major sins you can talk to your supervisors about (and you might as well include your managers).

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

Cornerstone On Demand

If you’re driving a truck and carrying packages into stores, that may well be something that you’d rather not do into your late 60s. For reasons both financial and personal, Baby Boomers are working later into their lives.

2014 Fall Hill Visit


On September 11th, 2014 ALSHRM Legislative Directors assembled to storm the Hill on topics that SHRM has highlighted as relevant to our profession. Companies that take care of their employees (pay them well, good benefits, non-hostile work environment, etc.)

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

The concerns of under-represented workers often represent the concerns of other workers, as well. We have an opportunity to do this well and see this as a way to promote innovation, creativity and greater collaboration. Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros.

Employers Love Wellness Plans, But the Question is – Do They Even Work?

TLNT: The Business of HR

If you get health insurance at work, chances are you have some sort of wellness plan, too. One thing we do know is that wellness is particularly popular with employers right now, as they seek ways to slow the rise of health spending.

How the City of Denver Hires Superstar Tech Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

How do you convince a well-paid private sector executive to leave a comfortable position, take a big pay cut and work for the government? Just ask the City of Denver, which hired Frank Daidone, the former CIO at Chipotle, as its new CIO in 2013.

How to Cry at Work (And Win Employee Loyalty While Doing It)

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine the ‘50’s-era character in the 2014 workplace — where the dissolution of boundaries affects everything from office walls to glass ceilings.

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

Cornerstone On Demand

"The people that do well with us are those bootcampers that have prior development knowledge and attend the camps to learn a new skill set," Krupp says.

How to Build Winning Wellness Plans

HR Daily Advisor

Building a great wellness program is the key to reducing healthcare costs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts. Why Have a Wellness Plan? Employee wellness can be directly connected to some of the top concerns of CEOs and HR Professionals.

Q&A with Jacob Morgan: A Future Without Email?

Cornerstone On Demand

Well, email won’t go away. There was a time when email was a new technology that promised to make workplace communication easier, faster, and more efficient. That time was the 1980's.

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Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


You can’t be in the HR business and not understand the importance of recognizing a job well done! The post Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014 appeared first on SumTotal Blog. It’s the final countdown!

What Do Employees Want Most? Appreciation and Good Relationships at Work


Indeed, the top two key findings of our most recent Fall 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker report found that (1) peer relationships are critical to the modern work experience because of amount of time we invest at work, and (2) having friends at increases commitment to the company. Recognize This!

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HR Lessons from the Guys with No HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Of course you’re going to hire the right people in the first place: competent people who’ll do their jobs well and who are smart enough to regulate themselves. Many small and growing businesses we deal with don’t have a large HR presence.

Monkey See Monkey Do: New Leaders Emulate Their Bosses

The People Equation

You can probably imagine how well that went over: not very. The reverse is true as well: if you learned early in your career from a manager who modeled mostly positive traits, you are more likely to carry those practices forward.

Weekly Must-Reads: An Academy for Government CIOs

Cornerstone On Demand

Companies that pay for enhanced profiles can polish their listings — a fact that doesn’t sit well with many employers. The top stories HR pros need to know this week.

If You Can’t Be Sincere, Don’t Recognize at All


When we consult on social recognition , a common (and important) question is, “Yes, I understand and agree with the value and importance of recognition, but how do I recognize well? by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Without sincerity, appreciation and praise fall flat.

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Finding Your Hidden Influencers Is Easier Than You Think


I highly recommend a full read of the article as it summarizes quite well the fundamental challenge of most change efforts – they are led by the wrong people. Done well, your recognition program can become your snowball sampling mechanism for future change efforts. by Lynette Silva.

Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be

All Things Workplace

Those that collaborate less, do not perform as well. The nature and extent of collaboration that allows people to work together as well as an organization’s culture and processes that encourage teamwork. Do You Play Well With Others?

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


It would be a well-deserved break in the midst of a very busy time at work as well as personal circumstances our teammate had faced this Fall. by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This!

The Powerful Result of Realistic Training


As you might imagine, this applies in the workplace as well. If you’d like to read the rest of the article and learn three questions to ask yourself about your training as well as a shocking statistic behind aircraft pilot training, you can do so at the Brandon Hall Group blog.

LA Tech: Our Time to Shine

Cornerstone On Demand

2014 has also seen successful IPOs from two LA startups — ad-tech firm Rubicon Project and car buying and selling platform TrueCar. It’s been a full year since we hosted the inaugural LA Tech Summit.

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. Personalized : Oracle’s Cloud provides all the benefits of SaaS (speed, simplicity and lower costs) – as well as the ability to tailor applications to your unique business.

Guest Blog: Why We Need “Work Friends”


Here’s how those workplace friendships help the company: Socialization – In the 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker report , 73% of respondents said they’ve laughed with co-workers so hard they almost cried. I read an article recently about having friends at work and outside work.