Sat.Jul 08, 2017 - Fri.Jul 14, 2017

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Don’t Give Up Quality For Speed In Volume Hiring

TLNT: The Business of HR

What’s the price of cheap? Getting a lot of junk that costs plenty in the long run.

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T3 – @Teamableme – Recruit the Best Talent from your Employees Networks

The Tim Sackett Project

This week on T3 I review the employee referral technology Teamable. I’ve been a big fan of employee referral technology for a few years now, so I thought I already knew what Teamable was before I demoed. What I found was Employee Referral Automation 2.0! Jobvite kind of created the industry of employee referral automation and leveraging your employee’s social media networks.


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4 Ways Managers Can Create the Work Conditions for High Performance

HR Bartender

One of the most important responsibilities we give to managers is employee performance. Organizations ask managers to set performance standards, communicate those standards, and train employees to deliver. Creating high performance isn’t a goal; it’s a key component of a manager’s job. Frankly, it’s a big job. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that. We talk about “Managers need to do this…” or “Managers must do that…” Truth is, managers need to focus on creating the conditions for high performance.

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5 Questions for Paul Hamerman on Financial and Workforce Planning


Paul Hamerman. Paul D. Hamerman is vice president, principal analyst at Forrester, where he focuses on human resources management and financial applications, as well as trends and directions in the overall market for enterprise applications. Hamerman, who will be our guest speaker in a July 18 webinar , answers five key questions that we believe organizations should consider when exploring workforce and financial planning approaches in today’s business world. .

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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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Why Millennial Stereotypes Should Be a Thing of the Past

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller’s column “The Science of Workplace Motivation” on A simple Google search for " What do Millennials want at work? " serves up around 15 million results. Needless to say, there's no shortage of advice on (or critiques of) Generation Y and the many ways organizations should cater to their perceived needs.

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The Top CEO Concern Today: Speed of Change

HR Bartender

I’ve always read that the number one concern of CEOs is recruiting and retaining talent. At this year’s Great Place to Work Conference , I heard from several CEOs that the speed of change was keeping them up at night. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe they were saying that recruiting and retention weren’t important anymore. My take was that recruiting and retention are a given.

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Knee Deep in HR & Loving It!


I love Human Resources. I love almost everything about it. Many HR headaches are overwhelmingly difficult, but that gives me a mental high. Many HR solutions are common sense, and while they come with a fairly large eye roll, they also allow me take a mental holiday and still seem amazingly brilliant! Many HR issues are deeply personal or intimate but they enable me to be caring, compassionate and empathetic.

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Onboarding New Leaders: 5 Tips to Help Executives Make a Smooth Transition

ClearCompany HRM

Onboarding is an important piece of the hiring process, and one that more and more leaders are working to improve in their organizations. Onboarding starts before the first day and carries on to the job offer, new hire documentation, training and goal setting for performance management. Though it is such an integral part of any new hire’s development, the conversation usually focuses on those employees who are entry or associate level.

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Summer Reading 2017: 5 Popular HR Analytics Articles You Need to Read Today


As more organizations climb up the HR analytics maturity curve , we continue to see new success stories coming from data-driven HR leaders who strive to move the needle on business outcomes. Whether it’s a video game developer using analytics to make headcount predictions, or a social media giant using data to determine the ROI of a new parental leave policy, the common thread is this: evidence-based HR functions can drive organization-wide change.

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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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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. Especially when you work from home. And you’re busy. I can’t speak for anyone else but exercise moves way down on my priority list when I’m stressed out about a deadline.

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Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short


Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Companies with diverse workforces are proven to deliver higher performance and greater innovation. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates.

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How to Create a Multi-Generational Onboarding Program

ClearCompany HRM

An onboarding program is essential to the success of new hires. It ea ses the new employee’s transition into the organization and lays the groundwork for their employment. There are a number of ways to approach the development of your company’s onboarding program, all of which should align with the culture and values your organization holds. However, the onboarding program should also speak to the unique individual who is joining, touching on their own concerns and potential challenges.

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Dream a Little Dream of Sleep – Resetting Your Circadian Clock


Sleep. As far as physical health is concerned, it ranks in importance with eating, drinking, and, yes, even breathing. Despite this, we often sacrifice healthy slumber from our daily routines. Have you ever traded a good night’s rest to finish up that work project? How about to read just one more chapter in a book or to binge-watch a few more episodes in your favorite streaming series?

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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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Talent Acquisition Needs More Change [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

We’ve talked a lot about the need for change in human resources. Relatively new technologies like mobile and social recruiting demand a need for new strategies. But there are some aspects of HR that haven’t changed. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. I was really surprised by some of the data in this talent acquisition infographic from our friends at HireRight.

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Accountability in the Workplace and How it Ties into Employee Engagement


Companies have been investing resources into raising the engagement of their employees for years, but despite their best efforts, many of these companies just don’t see the results they were hoping to achieve. In some cases, companies will even score high in the engagement category, but the company still suffers from the less-than-ideal performance.

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Shift Swapping Best Practices

nettime solutions

Shift-swapping is a common practice for many retail and restaurant employees. Since shifts fall at any time of the day, week, or year, employees frequently need to find a co-worker to cover their time. There are many reasons for shift swapping, including personal or family matters, illness, or unforeseen conflicts. This can cause headaches for both employees and management.

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Have Patience in the Process to Achieve Long-term Results - DecisionWise


My son, who is a little league pitcher, pitched in the first game of the year a few weeks ago. During the game, he used solid mechanics and high effort, and he threw a lot of strikes. In the third inning, he threw a great pitch, and the batter swung and hit a home run. My son did everything he could do—he threw the ball hard and accurately—but the outcome was a home run.

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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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10 Ideas for Hiring Great Employees

Don Phin

We had such a good response to my post on 10 HR Ideas that I decided to shoot a quick video sharing 10 ideas for hiring great employees. What would you add to the list? Which idea will you try? The post 10 Ideas for Hiring Great Employees appeared first on HRSherpas.

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What Can Game of Thrones Teach us in the Workplace?


With so much of our time spent in the office, we’re always looking for new ways to improve the workplace and make it a happier place to spend 38 hours of the week. One thing that’s usually guaranteed to bring the office together is our shared TV fandoms and the current buzz around the office is season 7 of Game of Thrones! Also read: 17 Employee Engagement Lessons from Game of Thrones.

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Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series

What is Paul Thinking

No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!) Yet when it comes to incentive and recognition program design it seems that a lot of people believe that simply because they have been in a sales incentive program in their past, or have a lot of points in their hotel loyalty program, they know how to design an effective incentive and recognition program.

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The Four People You Forgot About in Your Onboarding Program


Robust onboarding programs are now the new norm, or at least expected to be, in strong-cultured companies. Studies show that when you invest in a new hire’s experience in the first 90 days, their performance over the lifetime in that company is drastically higher than those without a strong orientation. Yet most programs focus only on brand new hires, overlook four important groups of people: New Parents.

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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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First Day at Work for Your New Employee-Checklist


According to research, your first impression is created in seven seconds. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology says that although these first impressions are often incorrect, people are unwilling to ignore facts especially when they do not support their first impressions. Ironically, once you form a first impression, you are likely to continue believing in it irrespective of the actual truth.

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Mentoring in the Digital Age


I have had numerous discussions with people around this very topic. What does mentoring look like in the “digital age” and what are the skill sets that we would need to be effective. Let’s first take a look at mentoring as most of us know it. Typically we see mentoring as the wise old sage passing on wisdom and knowledge through a process of suggesting or telling a seemingly younger person on how they should address a particular situation or problem.

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Recruiting for Tech Diverse Talent in a Noisy World

Allegis Global Solutions

Diversity recruiting, already a focus of considerable dollars and attention, gets even harder when you’re recruiting in one of the most competitive verticals, namely tech.

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Why Your Company Needs an Employer Brand (and How to Build It)


What do companies like Google, Facebook, and Netflix have in common? Besides world-class products, they have world-class people. These businesses caught on early to the fact that having a stellar team not only increases innovation in the workplace, but also brings more of the best and brightest onboard. This ripple effect is a product of a strong employer brand.

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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.