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

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HR Informational Interview Questions–Answered


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


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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Replacing the Batteries Before A Fire – Tuning Up Your HCM Technology


Written by: John A. Hinojos. Most of us have some type of smoke or CO 2 device in our homes which will alert us if situations have changed and we have a pending disaster. To keep these devices working correctly, it is advised that you replace the batteries twice a year. Most people will pick either key events in the year or the beginning of two seasons.

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Prevent Toxic Work Culture and Protect Your Peoples’ Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General's warning about the role of the workplace on mental and physical health states that employers have an opportunity to turn workplaces into “engines of mental health and wellbeing”. Discover what it takes to foster workplace wellbeing and how to prevent a “toxic work culture”.

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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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5 Noteworthy Tips for Successful Employee Goal Setting

ClearCompany HRM

Setting’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


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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The 21st Century HR Department: An HR Transformation

Ultimate Software

I recently stumbled upon an article from 1999 that talked about the challenges that would exist in a 21 st century HR department. This article—remember, it’s from almost two decades ago—focused on the following areas: Recruiting – finding people with proper experience and offering them individualized benefits, such as flex time and tuition support, rather than stock programs or signing bonuses.

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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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The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insights Group, is now open for participation through July 1, 2023. Your voice is the future of HR technology! This survey is valuable for anyone supporting their organization's HR systems and practices, interested in sharing their vendor experiences, and giving back to the HR community. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

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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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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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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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How to Support an Employee Coping with a Loss in the Family


Coping with the loss of a loved one is terribly hard. There are so many moving parts that one has to navigate, and your job is a part of that equation. As an employer, there will be instances where an unfortunate circumstance falls on the shoulders of one of your employees. Immediate supervisors can lend a hand in helping a grieving employee through their tough time.

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Ace Your I-9 Compliance: How HR Can Navigate the End of I-9 Virtual Review

Speaker: David Secunda, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkBright

Did your company inspect I-9 documents virtually? Hot off the press from ICE, you have until August 30th, 2023 to document a physical inspection of those documents! If you’re not sure what exactly this means for your organization or are struggling to physically review I-9 documents with remote employees, join WorkBright for a 60 minute deep-dive and Q&A on the end of I-9 virtual review.

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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?


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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Are You Onboard? The Critical Role of the First Year


When most companies think about new hires, they think about paperwork and being ready for the employee’s first day - better known as orientation. Sure, new hires will need to know about their benefits and the company safety regulations; however, we want to talk about onboarding. It goes deeper, beyond all the paperwork. And it certainly doesn’t last a single day or even a week.

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Why Salary Negotiators Make Phenomenal Employees


In an effort to grow your team, you’ve interviewed a handful of candidates, which has brought you to a candidate that shows amazing promise. As you present the offer, instead of accepting it as is, they counter back asking for a bump in salary. At first, some managers might be caught off guard by salary negotiators in the interview process. However, I assure you that is a good thing, because the mere fact that the applicant countered your offer can have positive implications that they will be an

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Employer Guide: End of I-9 Virtual Review

Attention employers! If you virtually inspected I-9 work authorization documents during the COVID pandemic, you are required to physically inspect those documents before August 30th, 2023! WorkBright has consolidated all the information you need to properly manage this unprecedented scenario in an end of I-9 Virtual Review guide. They've got you covered on: Understanding whether this applies to your organization Deadlines for virtual review and physical inspections Overview of the reconciliation

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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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Compensation Cafe: The Contradiction of Annual Incentives


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


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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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing HR Operations: How to Select Your New HR Software

Speaker: Patrick Sayers, President of Newcastle Research

Are you tired of struggling with outdated HR software? Are you interested in unlocking your organization’s productivity potential? It’s no secret that with tech-dependent remote work on the rise, it's more important than ever to successfully implement an HR platform that can provide actionable insights to help you hit all your key workforce KPIs. But with so much variation, how can you find the most optimal HR software platform for your team?

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


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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The Recruiting Reel Episode 11: Is the War for Talent Real?

Spark Hire

Is the War for Talent Real? @ToddRaphael from @ERE_Net weighs in on #TheRecruitingReel Click To Tweet. Josh Tolan: My name is Josh Tolan and I’m the CEO of Spark Hire, the leading video interviewing platform used by thousands of organizations around the world. And this is The Recruiting Reel, a video series where we discuss real recruiting challenges with prominent recruiting experts to provide you with actionable tips you can apply to your own recruiting.

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


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?


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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Report: Insights on Global Fertility at Work

Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern, but also an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, Carrot Fertility surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. Carrot asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.