Sat.Feb 10, 2018 - Fri.Feb 16, 2018

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Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success.

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Studies Show Empathy is an Essential Quality for Leaders. Here's How to Master It

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Inc.com. One of the most important lessons I learned in my early days of teaching was the difference between sympathy and empathy. I'd taken a position at a school in Los Angeles. It was 1992. The school was just a few miles from the epicenter of the LA riots, which had taken place earlier the same year.

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below. Sign-up for our weekly Hot in HR newsletter to get these updates via email. FUNDING. *This week’s Fundings: $210M+. ENGAGE Talent Raises $3 Million to Accelerate Innovation of AI-Powered Recruiting.

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The Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Great_Recruiters – Real Time Recruiter Ratings!

The Tim Sackett Project

This week on The Weekly Dose I review the Recruiter rating technology, Great Recruiters ! Great Recruiters is not a yelp-type rating site type of technology. There are some on the market that do that now, but just like Yelp/TripAdvisor/etc. you run into problems with a free market unsolicited feedback sites. Great Recruiters looked to take what we all want as Talent Acquisition Leaders and make it super simple and fast to gather data about recruiter performance from those who are actually being

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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3 Tips to Digitally Engage Your Workforce

HR Bartender

We talk regularly about employee engagement. And justifiably so. Employee engagement is an important topic. And the results of engagement hit the bottom-line. But often when we talk about engagement, it’s in the context of face-to-face (F2F) interaction. While having personal connections matters, and there are definitely some actions that should be conducted F2F or voice-to-voice, technology can play a big role in engagement.

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. Why Amazon Is Banning This 1 Horrible Question From All Job Interviews -- by Marcel Schwantes. 2. 4 Trends That Will Shape Recruiting in 2018 -- by Roy Maurer. 3.

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The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

Visier

“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it. It goes without saying that great HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and control a significant portion of a company’s expenses.

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Training Should Include Employee Self Learning Strategies

HR Bartender

I ran across an article on the MarketingProfs blog recently titled “ Four B2B Marketing Trends that Will Define 2018 ”. The first trend was that individualization will become the new personalization. The reason I’m bringing this up is because at the same time I came across the MarketingProfs article, I read an article from Bob Mosher in Chief Learning Officer magazine asking the question, “ Who’s in control of personalized learning?

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4 Ways Start-Ups Can Implement Affordable HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Hiring an HR professional is typically at the bottom of a start-up's to-do list despite the very real risks forgoing this "to-do" poses. There's no clear verdict on when hiring in-house HR talent is a must—some argue that at a company should have at least 50 full-time employees, while others consider a nascent company's rapid growth rate to be the criteria—but one thing is clear: most start-ups often feel like they can't afford to make this hire right away.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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Dear Manager, Giving Critical Employee Feedback Is Not As Scary As It Seems

15Five

It all began with an article published in Harvard Business Review in March of 2016 entitled, “ Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees ”. When we delve into this a bit deeper we’ll see that it’s not a matter of comfort, it’s a matter of fear. People often avoid confrontation because they are afraid of rejection, have had negative past experiences, or are unsure of their needs, values, or beliefs.

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Robots in the Workplace: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Reflektive

Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way we work — there’s no doubt about it. For senior leaders, increased computerization promises efficiency and low-cost productivity — better profitability is in our grasp. For human resources, AI will take jobs away, replacing human workers. It might even take some HR jobs! But, there are some jobs at which robots simply cannot outperform humans.

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Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

There’s a reason I call Friday articles “distractions”. It’s because after a hectic week, we need a little distraction. And what better way to add some levity to a busy week than with a little humor. But not all distractions are good ones. Some distractions prevent employees from focusing on their work. This can impact safety, quality, and as today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos point out, customer service.

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Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

Everwise

So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. You’ve been meeting for several months. How do you know that your partnership is actually working? And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee? While every relationship is different, a pattern has emerged for us as we’ve run hundreds of mentoring partnerships.

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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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Depression in the Workplace: Signs Employees Need Help

Justworks

It should come as no surprise that failing to address mental health in the workplace comes with its costs. According to Mental Health in America, depression costs the U.S. economy over $51 billion due to absenteeism from work. Besides the obvious monetary costs, unaddressed depression in the workplace can cause employee morale to suffer and makes your employees feel alone or isolated.

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Movement in Equal Pay

ExactHire

Over the past couple of years, the U.S. has seen its fair share of social movements. To make a list would easily exceed my 800 word limit for this post. But if you’ve read or listened to the news, then you’re likely familiar with several of them. One of the interesting aspects of these movements is how quickly they generate support (and opposition).

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The Impact Of Machine Learning In HR

Hppy

Like all aspects of modern business, technology is changing the way we operate and function. This applies to all departments in the company and Human Resources is no exception. Just because it has the word human in the name does not mean that technology can’t be an invaluable aid. From cloud computing to mobility, big data, VR and augmented reality, blockchain technology, Internet of Things” (IoT) and a range of emerging and developing technologies are now finding their way into the more

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The Hidden Battle for SHRM and HRCI Recertification Credits

UpstartHR

Today I’m going to talk openly and honestly about SHRM, HRCI, and things that matter to today’s HR professionals. I have my SHRM-SCP and my SPHR, and I expect to keep them both for the foreseeable future. I think both have merit as of today (February 2018). But maybe that is going to change… Newsflash: if you get certified as an HR professional , you need recertification (or “recert”) credits to keep your certification (unless you want to take the test again every t

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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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10 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your Employees

Achievers

Are you celebrating your employees on a regular basis? The people who work for your organization perform essential functions for you, and in return you should respect them, appreciate them, and be supportive of them. It’s time to celebrate your employees with thoughtful gestures that can take their employee experience to the next level. Here are 10 meaningful ways to show your employees how much you appreciate everything they do: 1.

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Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. A specialist in applying systems thinking to organizational, team and individual leadership development , Kelly has merged a solution-focused approach with learning and development, culture change, coaching and facilitation to engage organizations to meet the wide range of situations

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Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment

The Aristocracy of HR

000000000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders. Perhaps it’s because of the “environment”. The remote work environment is fleeting; all team members don’t […].

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How CEOs Can Use Therapy and Coaching to Help Their Teams Thrive

Justworks

As a CEO, you’re a leader for your organization. This can often be a lonely road. It’s a struggle to balance all your responsibilities and still be a positive role model for your team. However, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone in your leadership journey. There are many resources specifically geared toward helping CEOs and business founders thrive in their roles.

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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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Love in the air? Tips for HR on how to manage office romances

PeopleStrategy

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and love is in the air. But while images of hearts and happy couples are everywhere right now, when it comes to love in the office, HR professionals can find themselves in an uncomfortable position. The impact flirtation, dating and relationships between co-workers can have on productivity is a concern, but as an HR professional, you also want to tread lightly when it comes to an employee’s personal life.

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Mini Virtual HR Conference: HR Metrics and Change Management (2 Free Business Credits)

UpstartHR

In the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and the Caribbean to speak about metrics, evidence, and leading change. It’s been wonderful to speak to hundreds of HR pros between the two events, but I also realize that many of you are looking for quality content and conversations to improve your own HR service delivery. With that in mind, I’m going to run a mini virtual HR conference at 11am Central time on February 20th and 21st.

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3 Things CFOs Need From HR Leadership

Reflektive

In today’s world, there really shouldn’t be a company where CFOs and HR leadership aren’t working hand in hand. Think about it: At the core, a CFO’s job is about managing resources to help the business grow and succeed. In most of today’s software and service companies, the primary resource is people. A CFO’s job is about managing resources to help the business grow and succeed Click To Tweet.

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5 Reasons to Create a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

Achievers

Traditionally, a six-figure salary and 401k options were enough to attract and retain top talent. We no longer live in a traditional world—and the modern workplace has come a long way from what it used to be. While these benefits are still important to employees, they’re not prioritized like they once were. Today, employees are more focused on finding a company that has a positive, strong company culture revolved around learning and growth.

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Maximizing Your Health Plan Design Using Data-Driven Insights