Sat.Feb 13, 2016 - Fri.Feb 19, 2016

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HR Informational Interview Questions–Answered

UpstartHR

This week I was approached to complete some HR informational interview questions by a young lady heading back to college for a master’s degree in HR. I’ve answered similar questions before , and I have always had a heart for students looking to break into HR , so I obliged. As I responded, I wondered how others would answer and what advice they would share with someone preparing to enter this amazing profession of ours.

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Meet Aylin Basom, VP of Sales and Strategic Channels

Outmatch

Aylin is responsible for growing the business through direct sales and global partnerships. Since joining Assess Systems ( now called OutMatch ) in 2008, she has held several positions in the company, creating strategic client relationships and channel alliances. Where did you grow up? I was born in Turkey, stayed in England for a short period of time, then came to the U.S. during high school.

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9 simple steps to drafting a bangin’ EEOC Position Statement

The Employer Handbook

If you’ve ever had to address a Charging Party’s EEOC Charge of Discrimination , you know that drafting a good Position Statement, in which the specific claims of discrimination are addressed and supported with documents and facts is hella -key. This especially holds true now that the EEOC has announced new nationwide procedures that provide for the release of a company’s Position Statement and non-confidential attachments to a Charging Party or representative upon request dur

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FMLA, FLSA implications in DOL’s new joint employer guidance

HR Morning

You may not think you’re a joint employer, but according to the DOL’s latest guidance on the subject, you may very well hold that designation — and there are some very important FLSA and FMLA implications you need to be aware of. . First, the FLSA implications. The DOL tackled this subject by releasing an Administrator’s Interpretation on when it considers two businesses to be joint employers – a designation that makes both simultaneously responsible for FLSA compliance.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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5 Noteworthy Tips for Successful Employee Goal Setting

ClearCompany HRM

Setting goals.it’s easier said than done, especially if managers want those goals to actually be achieved. When it comes to. setting employee performance goals. , the road to effectiveness is even more difficult to map out. Did you know that, according to a. 2014 Towers Watson study. , only half of the participating organizations say they effectively work with employees to set individual performance goals?

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American Presidential Candidates Are Failing Small Businesses: An Open Letter from the CEO of TriNet

Trinet

The following letter from TriNet CEO Burton M. Goldfield is in response to the TriNet 2016 Presidential Election Survey Dear 2016 Presidential Candidates: As the CEO of TriNet, I work to provide HR. Visit site for full story.

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HR Professionals – You Wouldn’t Like Them When They’re Angry

What is Paul Thinking

Seems HR gets more than their fair share of abuse. From HBR running their ongoing series on why HR sucks or how HR needs to change to why everyone hates HR. What exactly did HR do to Harvard Business Review? Please apologize so we can get some good press going for HR. HR is the department (and the people in some cases) we all love to hate. For too many, HR people are like politicians.

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A Look Back at Effecting Employee Engagement with Goals

ClearCompany HRM

Hey, haven’t we discussed this before? This is a ClearCompany lookback article, where we build off learnings from years and trends past. Sometimes we’ll discover that our talent acquisition trends were right on the money; other times we may see that our musings around talent management and workforce predictions were a little off. Either way from recruiting statistics to management research , here’s a lookback at some of our greatest content.

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Money Doesn’t Buy Employee Engagement – 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. They’ve recently partnered with Google to develop a suite of innovative workforce management solutions for small and midsize businesses. Enjoy the post!). We’ve heard the old phrase “ Money doesn’t buy happiness.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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The Untouchables: Why you should stop salvaging bad employees at every level

The Aristocracy of HR

041050021150 Are you one of those companies that would rather preserve everyone than let them go? Right now, I know of at least one organization -where despite lackluster performance, poor behavior and the disbanding of their team of direct reports- a leader is being salvaged beyond their time because no one has the balls to […].

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Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Kazoo

Many companies wrongly assume that if they provide an employee survey every 12-18 months and make a handful of changes, they value employee feedback. These surveys are often long, time-consuming and include questions that don’t derive meaningful employee responses. And surveys don’t mean much without action. Employees are smart enough to know that unless they see changes, their feedback didn’t matter.

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Quiz: How Goals Focused is Your Company?

ClearCompany HRM

We’ve been talking a lot about goals lately. If you missed our 4 part series for the month of February, you should definitely check those out! They’re full of juicy details and. tips on goals and performance management. But today, we’re more interested in how your company views goals. Equipped with answers and tips, take our quiz to see how goals focused your company is!

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Can You Trust Your Employee Survey Results?

DecisionWise

What if I told you that 26 percent of your employees either blatantly lie or inadvertently misidentify demographic questions on employee surveys ? If you’re like most managers we work with, you’ll immediately distrust the survey process and its reported data—and that’s completely fair. The fact is, when employees are asked demographic questions (e.g., department, manager, tenure, job class, age, or gender), 26 percent of them respond incorrectly.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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HR Manager to be the Most Sought After Job in 2016

UrbanBound HR

Any company who thought HR wasn't a critical function of their organization is going to be singing a very different tune—and fast. HR positions are taking off and gaining a lot of momentum in the workforce, their roles evolving and changing equally as rapidly. A role that was once viewed as the person who enforces rules and picks up all the extra pieces has now transformed into a data-driven, powerhouse, and at some companies, C-Suite level position.

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What HR Can Learn from the Grammy’s and Oscars

Kazoo

It’s awards season, which means that we’ll soon be inundated with red carpet interviews, bad fashion choices and of course, winners’ speeches. And with those things also comes news that a few of the oldest awards shows around – the Grammy’s and Oscars – are making big changes. The Grammy’s, first held in 1959, recently announced that this year’s winners will receive the iconic gramophone trophy with a GoPro camera inserted at the base.

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Thinning the Herd: Optimizing the Phone Screen

ClearCompany HRM

For many ClearCompany clients, the hiring process consistently unfolds on a predictable path: a recruiter selects resumes; screens applicants via phone ; schedules interviews; and extends offers. A cursory Google search yields a plethora of results discussing how to craft the perfect resume. Similarly, dozens of hiring and recruiting blogs and websites (including ours ) have tips and strategies to help applicants during an in-person interview.

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Compensation Cafe: The Contradiction of Annual Incentives

RecognizeThis!

By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – Incentives are only effective when they match the timeframes of employees’ motivation to perform. In light of a recent Willis Towers Watson report on the ineffectiveness of annual incentives, I wanted to take a closer look at how and why they motivate employee behavior. For me, it was important to start at the very foundation and really look into what we mean when we talk about annual incentives.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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How To Surpass What Your Job Title Says About You

Trish McFarlane

I had a conversation with one of my friends from India and we were sharing stories about how throughout our careers we have both been known as people who can do more than what our specific job title would indicate. We weren’t talking about being able to take on more responsibility in order to receive a promotion, we were talking about learning and using skills from another industry to help further our careers.

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The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?

Kazoo

Picture this: You’re responsible for employees spanning several offices. Your CEO walks in unexpectedly, greets you warmly and then asks a simple question. “How is New York doing?” You fidget a moment and try to think of your last conversation with a senior leader from New York. You’re stumped. This scenario isn’t uncommon. Leaders often struggle to find concrete answers and insight into the performance of a particular geography, department or team.

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Hacking the Management Model: Q+A with Dr. Gary Hamel (Part 2)

WorkHuman

Adaptability. Innovation. Inspiration. All too often, these traits are entirely missing from modern organizations. What can we do to change that? In Part 2 of our Q&A series with WorkHuman speaker Gary Hamel, we talk about how organizations can overcome their “core incompetencies.” Gary believes that by taking a very systematic approach to building new capabilities, and by learning how to “hack” core management processes, we can accelerate the pace at which we build future-capable organizati

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Easier Employee Reporting (and More) With Our New Product Update

Justworks

We’ve built a new robust reports center that allows you to pull comprehensive, customizable data about your employees based on census, benefits, payroll, and PTO data. Additionally, we recently launched a feature that gives you control over when to send Justworks invitations to your employees. These two launches make Justworks more flexible to cater to the needs of your company — giving you more control over the information you need when you need it.

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.

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How You Can Effectively Manage Multiple Relocation Partners

UrbanBound HR

Anyone who has a hand in managing or facilitating relocations knows that it's a granular process with a lot of moving pieces. Due to its complex nature, we often find ourselves utilizing a number of different partners and suppliers. While there are numerous benefits to finding solutions that specialize in the problem you're trying to solve, it can get a bit tedious to manage all those different relationships.

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Customized Leadership Development, Performance Management Mistakes, Attracting the Right Talent And Choosing An HR Vendor #FridayFinds

Hppy

This week we’ve come across some really enlightening articles, on key HR topics that we want to share with you. Touching on distinct areas of HR, these content pieces bring a new perspective and actionable advice on how to surpass common challenges and improve your HR efficiency. Let’s dive in: How to Really Customize Leadership Development. For many executives, this is an important concern when launching a leadership development initiative.

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[QUIZ] Do you have a culture of givers or takers?

WorkHuman

At WorkHuman 2015, Wharton School professor Adam Grant stressed the importance of getting the right people on the bus—of hiring the right people that will help build a culture of givers. “If we create networks with the sole intention of getting something, we won’t succeed,” he said. “We can’t pursue the benefits of networks; the benefits ensue from investments in meaningful activities and relationships.” Grant’s research is backed by other studies that show that the act

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On Being Wrong in HR

Laurie Ruettimann

Many years ago, I worked for a human resources director who told me it was better to be stupid than wrong. If I didn’t know something, I shouldn’t volunteer an opinion. I should admit that I didn’t know the answer rather than risk offering an incorrect piece of advice. Turns out, nobody knows anything during the first few months on the job.

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Modernizing Hiring: The Rise of Contingent Recruitment in 2024

The job market is changing fast, and to stay ahead, your hiring strategy needs to be flexible. With recent economic shifts, more companies are turning to contingent workers for their adaptability and cost savings. In fact, 32% of businesses are already prioritizing contingent over traditional full-time positions. Curious to learn more? In our new guide, you'll discover: The major benefits of incorporating contingent workers into your team.