The One Thing You Need to Learn How to Do Well in 2017

HR Bartender

As consumers, we get more opportunities to give feedback about products and services. I was recently at a hotel that sent me a text message after my first night, asking me to rate my stay so far. Feedback extends to employees as well. …is give and receive feedback.

How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine

HR Bartender

The idea being that employees should learn how to develop daily rituals that will help with their learning. When I think of daily rituals, the first thing that comes to mind is my morning routine. I like to read in the morning. It doesn’t have to take a long time.

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How to Reduce Individual Stress Levels at Work

HR Bartender

I must admit, it was a great way to wrap up our day. I don’t know about anyone else…but I love going to conferences for the learning and ideas. Of course, this means I’m learning and adding to my own stress. Stress continues to be is a major issue for employees and organizations.

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The Top 7 Things on HR’s To-do List for 2017

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. Stay well-informed.

How to Develop Healthy Habits When You’re Busy All the Time

HR Bartender

Ever since I saw the headline that “ Sitting is the New Smoking ”, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to add more activity into my daily routine. But I have to admit, developing healthy habits is hard. Getting a little activity would help to reduce stress and stay focused.

How to Make Your Employees Happy – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. They were named one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women by the Great Place to Work Institute. That happens to everyone.

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How to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program

HR Bartender

Click to View Larger Version. Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of talent activation technology. Be sure to check out their “ Top Sources of Hire 2017 ” report, which lists the top seven sources of new hires.

Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How To Use Them

HR Bartender

In essence, when we use leadership power, we’re utilizing our authority to get something. The issue becomes what kind of leadership power a person has and how someone uses that power. This is related to a person’s title and job responsibilities. Before you say, Who me?

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HOW TO: Turn Your Employee Engagement Survey Results into Action

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Readex Research , which provides expert survey services to help businesses understand their internal and external customers. You’ve used the principles of survey research to design the survey.

How to Find Bottlenecks In Your Talent Acquisition Process

HR Bartender

Being able to deal with constraints is an important part of business. Constraints are stages of a process that causes the entire process to slow down, be less effective, or stop completely. It’s about getting to the root cause of the constraint.

Your Five-Step Wellness Program Checklist for 2017

Cornerstone On Demand

It's that time of year again, and nearly every employer is focused on health plan renewals for 2017. In addition to your health care plan, how will you approach employee wellness and mindfulness in the New Year? I've walked numerous clients through their organization's wellness program "resolutions," and along the way I've developed a set of core questions that are key to developing a budget-friendly, strategic and effective plan.

How to Handle a Work Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Because it wasn’t a regular occurrence, I was extra cautious to make sure that it was handled properly. So I can understand how difficult it must be for the employee – they don’t know what to do. That’s what today’s reader is trying to figure out. .

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How to Get To the Root Cause of Employee Engagement Issues

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Workify , a tech-enabled service that helps companies establish more real-time feedback loops to uncover hidden engagement issues. I’d like to think we all agree that asking employees for their feedback is valuable.

How to Fit Hydration into Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

Get Hppy

When most people think about hydration, their thoughts usually focus on those things that they can do at home to ensure that they get more water into their bodies. How Hydration Improves Workplace Wellness. Tips to encourage people to drink more water at work.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – 2017 HR Law Edition

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And I’m sure that, at some point, we will find ourselves dealing with changes to HR law. I know from professional experience there’s nothing worse than sitting around trying to predict what government is going to do. The good news is we don’t have to do that.

7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)


While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture.

Well-being for Remote Employees: Inside HP’s CubeFit


In the past decade, telecommunicating has increased more than one-hundred percent, according to a survey by Global Workplace Analytics. Throughout this evolution, organizations have significantly increased their investments in well-being. 2,046 additional registrants to date in 2017.

Mission-Driven Companies: How to Build (and Hire for) One

ClearCompany HRM

Every successful company has a well-defined mission and vision; they build purpose into their day-to-day. A mission-driven culture not only embraces the company mission statement, they reinforce it in every decision made from organizational strategy through to hiring and firing.

How to Motivate Employees – The Complete Guide


Growth is a marathon, and just like any marathonist who prepares themselves both mentally and physically, you need to be in possession of the right tools for the long run. It is essential that you understand what you need to do to keep your employees engaged and focused on the common goal.

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How to Squeeze Professional Development into Your 2017 HR Budget

ClearCompany HRM

It’s tough to promote professional development when your company doesn’t have the funding to back growth, even if employees have the drive to improve.

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How To Eat Well Under Pressure

Get Hppy

According to NHS Choices stress becomes an issue when pressure becomes too great and creates feelings of being unable to cope [i]. Stress can be related to work , personally or both. Interested to know more about neuroscience? Stress is part of everyday life.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017


It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

How to Build a Financial Wellness Program


Wellness has taken the benefits world by storm. Whether it be onsite health screenings, in-office yoga, cosponsored gym memberships, or sleep wellness workshops, wellness perks often tend to focus on the physical aspect of health.

How to Decide Which HR Certification Exam to Take – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Prior to that, I worked in the family business for 10 years doing payroll and HR. I would like to get certified. I was going to take the SHRM-CP HR certification. Is this the best place to start? But when it comes to which exam to take, there are experts that can help.

How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics


However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans. To achieve true insight, a more in-depth analysis of what’s causing turnover in different parts of the organization is required. The problem was that HR had no data to prove it.

Companies Need to Be Open To a New Definition of Family

HR Bartender

I ran across an article in Workforce magazine recently titled, “ How to Create a Single-Friendly Culture ”. It’s a good read so you might want to check it out. The big takeaway for me was that organizations need to realize that employees have lives outside of work.

6 Tips for Successfully Working at Home

HR Bartender

The first one told me as soon as I could get an office outside the home, I needed to do it because clients won’t take you seriously if you work from a home office. The business world has changed a lot and most of my clients want me to visit their worksite (not the other way around.).

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How to Manage Talented, Yet Quirky Employees


You’re excited to have this talented individual on your team. Those who look good on paper and in the interview may turn out to lack empathy, avoid responsibility or act entitled. Management strategy: Ask this employee to honestly evaluate his own performance.

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General Wellness: The Importance of Self-Care in the Workplace


” In so few words, this quote reminds us that it’s okay to take a break when needed. “Values, thoughts, and beliefs drive culture, and employers need to ingrain a culture of wellness throughout the organization. “You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Vacations Help Employee Performance – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

But I know that some organizations are apprehensive to make the transition because they’re concerned employees will abuse the time off and employee performance and company productivity will take a nose dive. Employees can’t call in and say, “I’ve decided to take vacation today.”

How to Crush Your Interview


As a Career Services professional who teaches interviewing to hundreds of students annually vying for some of the most competitive opportunities in the country, I geek out every time I get to talk, teach, or practice interviewing. Why do you want to join this community?

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Wellness Post: How to Win at Orangetheory

Laurie Ruettimann

Some of my friends are new to Orangetheory. And, to be your best self, you collect something called “ splat points ” that are totally orange. So how do you maximize your efforts at Orangetheory and earn the most splat points possible?

How to Improve Recruiter Efficiency By Slaying Dirty Data Issues


As unemployment rates continue to drop and the competition for talent in key roles heats up, talent acquisition leaders have little choice but to work smarter. The obstacle to a data-driven recruitment strategy isn’t lack of data.

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How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company


Four out of five employees (81%) say they are motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. Unfortunately, many managers don’t respond to this need and those who do, choose employee recognition programs. How do your employees like to be appreciated?

How to Successfully Engage Employees in 2017


In order for employees to feel engaged, it helps for them to feel as if the company they work for is working to benefit society in some way. For example, Four Winds Interactive was losing over $4M a year due to high employee turnover. How are the two connected, again?

High Performance Involves Taking Care of Yourself

HR Bartender

It goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. She talks about her own health struggles and says it shouldn’t take a crisis for us to focus on ourselves and what matters to us. She shares how she uses wellbeing tools in her workday.

How To Tell If Your Leader Is Ruining Employee Retention


From managers to CEOs, the boss has a huge impact on retention. For all the bells and whistles we create to drive engagement and ensure retention, it won’t mean a thing if an organization’s badly led. Disruption is how we grow. How many employees represent 18% of your company?

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