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9 Ways To Give Effective Employee Feedback


Employee feedback is an incredibly powerful tool. If offered properly, it has the ability to grow and develop the people of your organization, improve the levels of trust and communication, and strengthen bonds between employees and managers. But unfortunately, feedback is often ignored or omitted entirely in an effort to avoid discomfort. Here are nine tips to help managers and leaders give employee feedback that’s frequent, effective, and will help you get you the outcome you need. 1.

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Employer Branding: Harness the Power of Your Story

Blu Ivy Group

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but it feels like a really long time since I have read a blog post or corporate communication or webinar invitation that wasn’t related to COVID-19. And I’d love to say this is that post, but it is not – at least not completely. This blog post has been rolling around in my head for a few months, pre-COVID even, but recent events have inspired me to finally put words on a page.

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There Are Six "Manager of People" Brands - Which One Are You?

The HR Capitalist

Any manager of people has a lot on their plate. After all, a general pre-requisite to getting your first manager job is being a great individual contributor. Then, at some point in your first month in your new manager role, you realize the reality – you still have a bunch to do on your own as well as managing your new team. Just because you're a manager doesn’t mean you stop cranking out individual contributor greatness.

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Boost Your Own Morale: Staying Positive During Your Job Search


The typical job search can be very hard on the ego. You’re continually being judged, the value of your past experiences is in question and you may face more rejection than you’ve ever felt in your life. While that feeling is normal, it’s crucial you’re able to overcome the resulting self-doubt and move forward with your quest. Letting discouragement seep into the tone of your job queries or interviews will help no one, and at times you’ll need to be your own best friend to quiet that negative vo

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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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Coping with Unexpected Staffing Changes: More From the Experts


As COVID-19 continues to impact companies everywhere, many employers are wondering how they’ll take care of their teams. Given this uncertainty, Justworks partnered with customer Octave to host a webinar that aimed to help answer some of the small business community’s most pressing questions on coping with staffing changes. Together, Justworks’ HR Consultant Moses Balian and Octave’s Chief Clinical Officer Dr.

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Business Unbound: A Vision and New Strategies for the New World of Work

Cornerstone On Demand

Yesterday looks nothing like today. For some companies, the COVID-19 crisis has brought business to a grinding halt—but for others, it’s kicked things into hyperdrive. The trends that were emerging before the crisis have accelerated: Digital transformation initiatives have a heightened urgency as businesses are now required to pivot on a dime. The trend toward remote work has manifested in full.

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Large Staffing Company Agrees to Pay $135,000 for I-9 Related Discrimination


This may come as a surprise to some, but one of more pervasive mistakes in I-9 compliance has nothing to […].

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Cloud-Based Data Management and Analytics for Employee Wellness and Business Survival


How ready was your organization to provide people insights to leadership, HR, and managers during the COVID-19 pandemic? Data warehousing and the importance of providing business insight in a timely manner during the current COVID-19 crisis highlights the need for all data management teams to be able to react and adapt rapidly to serve the changing needs of the business.

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The Future of Work after COVID: Turning Crisis into Positive Change

Ultimate Software

In approximately 60-some days, nearly every organization has completely reimagined how they are managing workforce operations and their bottom lines. As the dust begins to settle and both employers and employees gain confidence in current routines, it’s time for business leaders to look forward. The long-term impact of the pandemic on government policies and financial projections remains uncertain, but now is the time to begin developing comprehensive people strategies that will work for the fut

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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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Difference Between Reskilling, Upskilling & New Skilling

Cornerstone On Demand

As technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics and blockchain become more commonplace, organizations are struggling to find candidates with the skills needed to keep up and evolve these new systems and platforms. More than 80% of talent development professionals report a skills gap in their organization, and 78% anticipate a future skills gap.

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Increase The Value Of Feedback By Empowering Your Employees To Ask For It


Do you know how—or if—your managers are offering feedback to their employees? While feedback can be a strong way to improve learning and increase performance, it must occur frequently and given effectively for it to hold any power. For many, these improvement conversations happen once a year or quarterly, but really, they should be happening at least weekly.

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The Current State of Employee Engagement and Retention


Employee retention is now front and center for managers. Across Europe, and indeed the world, organizations have been forced to become more focused on employee engagement and retention. With a global pandemic currently causing massive upheaval throughout the job market, employers are naturally looking for ways to effectively retain their employees and keep them engaged.

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Views of Health care Supply Chain?s Response to COVID-19

Bersin with Deloitte

A Three-Part Series: Part 2. Posted by Jeff Petry , Paul Kreder , Paul Atkins , Harika Nandikanti , Dane Jeong, on May 15, 2020. Views of Health care Supply Chain’s Response to COVID-19 A Three-Part Series. Part 2: What went right? COVID-19 has disrupted and challenged health care supply chain in unprecedented ways. In our first blog of this series, we explored the multiple factors that contributed to health care supply chain’s general inability to adapt and respond effectively to this crisis.

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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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Double Your Investment in Work Relationships During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cornerstone On Demand

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic, officially elevating the disease to a worldwide issue. All countries, all people. Since then, each of us have faced unprecedented and accelerated changes in our daily lives and work. Analysts and researchers have projected disruption in the workplace due to technology and changing attitudes about remote work, but no one imagined that the future would become the present so soon.

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Workforce Analytics: A Model For Predictive & Prescriptive Capability


Although managing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is currently at the forefront of business leaders’ attention, we continue to look forward to the day when we are able to return to some sense of normalcy. Many of the observations in the following article are applicable to employee listening strategies during the pandemic, but if you are interested in learning more about organizational response specific to COVID-19, there are several articles on our blog with insights about helping employees n

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Establishing Kindness and Trust in the Workplace


It’s a challenging time. Political divisiveness is rife. Economic gaps get wider. And now, the world is on edge over the health and economic impact of a new virus. It’s clear to me that employers must become the trusted entity in peoples’ lives, in addition to the source of earnings, career and job fulfillment. Any company that fails to do this will lose top people, lose top customers and fail to achieve its financial goals.

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3 ideas for navigating a new job in a virtual world


With so much uncertainty surrounding the current state of business, it’s no surprise that companies are scrambling to figure out new ways to conduct traditionally tried-and-true tasks. The graduating class of 2020 and droves of interns may likely find themselves in a truly unique position: entering the workforce in a virtual capacity. This is particularly interesting when you consider that strategies and plans for internships and onboarding sessions set months ago now have to adjust to a sudden

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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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Motivating Your Remote Workforce: Best Practices


Before any of us had even heard of the coronavirus, the remote workforce was already expanding. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, it’s been growing about 10 percent every year for the past decade. But with our current situation, more and more of us are being pushed into remote work faster than ever. In fact, a recent Gartner survey found that 74 percent of CFOs anticipate taking previously on-site employees fully remote in the […].

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Finding A Healthy Work from Home Routine to Keep You Sane

Take It Personel-ly

Many people feel so concerned about their productivity levels when they start working from home. They wonder how to balance putting in the hours with taking care of the kids. They’re not sure they can stay focused on what needs to be done and bring in enough money to cover the bills. But, although these […].

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If You Are Efficient You’re Doing it the Wrong Way!

The Tim Sackett Project

I read this interview with Jerry Seinfeld recently and I wanted to share a piece from it below: A few thoughts on this… You know I’m all about efficiency when the process calls for being efficient, like in recruiting. When you start talking about being creative, like Jerry is above, that’s when you have to throw efficiency out the window.

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How is the pandemic changing investments in HR tech?


It’s abundantly clear that COVID-19’s impact on HR software customers, vendors and consulting firms has been unprecedented. Following a new study from Raven Intel, that impact translates into disruption and massive change not only on current projects, but also future HR-technology investments. Raven Intel—a free, online community to help enterprise software customers independently find the right consulting partner—conducted the survey in partnership with the International Human Resources Informa

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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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Creating a High Trust Culture: Who is Responsible?

Culture University

Right now, organizational trust is being stretched to its limits, perhaps even more so than following the 2008 financial crisis. In addition to the massive disruptions across all societal institutions caused by the current pandemic, this crisis has brought even more attention to the critical importance of organizational trust as reported by SmartBrief here and here.

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#WorkTrends: Innovating a Culture of Wellness


COVID-19 has radically changed our conception of wellness and what it really means. It’s also created a new imperative for employers — to integrate wellness into their work culture. In fact, wellness shouldn’t be an add-on. To meet the needs and wants of employees it needs to pretty much define your work culture. Meghan M. Biro invited Arthur Matuszewski, the VP of Talent at to this week’s #WorkTrends to talk about what that means. […].

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The Unfortunate Disadvantages of Promoting From Within


While promoting your hard-working employees may seem like the obvious route to take, there are a lot of hidden drawbacks to this. From an employee perspective, the ability to climb a company’s corporate ladder can only be viewed positively. There’s no downside to getting the chance to potentially earn more money and advance in your career. It’s truly what makes the American dream possible, and perhaps it’s why promoting from within has always received such good rep as a smart go-to business stra

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Preparing Employees To Return To Work: A New Playbook | Perceptyx


COVID-19 is not the first pandemic of the century … but it is the first one to require a new employee playbook. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first viral pandemic in the 21st century; that distinction goes to the 2009–2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic. However, these two pandemics differ sharply. An H1N1 vaccine was approved in September 2009, five months after the first case was reported.

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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.