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Your HR budget: 6 line items to prioritize right now

Insperity

Your human resources (HR) budget encompasses a wide variety of initiatives directly impacting your people and, therefore, your business success. These include: Recruiting Hiring Onboarding Compensation Benefits Training Software and other technology Administrative costs It’s always good practice to re-evaluate your budget allocation and all line items routinely.

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Kindness at Work

Civility Partners

Last Monday, November 13th was World Kindness Day. As an organization that is focused on building positive and healthy work environments, being kind doesn’t just make us feel warm and fuzzy; it actually helps us achieve awesome results, especially as we’re growing. Think about it: a simple “thank you,” “please,” or “you’re welcome” creates a big impact in communication.

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What’s driving 90% of employers to plan for 2024 layoffs?

HRExecutive

Amid ongoing economic uncertainty, layoffs spread across industries in 2023, and a new report finds that the downsizing trend is expected to continue well into 2024. - Advertisement - According to Randstad RiseSmart’s Global Severance report, nine in 10 employers surveyed expect to reduce their workforce size in the upcoming year, based on a survey of 400 HR and procurement professionals from around the globe, including in the U.S.

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How Registered Apprenticeship Benefits Employers and Jobseekers- Best Practices

EDSI

Connecting apprenticeship programs with your state and local workforce system is a win-win partnership and we have extensive experience working with employers and jobseekers to strengthen the workforce and our economy. Our Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator Adina Tayar offers best practices!

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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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Hybrid working: Is two days in the office the magic number?

HR Zone

Hybrid working is one of the most significant shifts in organisational practice in recent years, and the implications for organisational culture are

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17 Clever Ways To Get Better At Public Speaking As A Leader

Forbes Coaches Council

Effectively communicating directly to an audience demands more than simply conveying information; it requires the ability to inspire, engage and connect with listeners.

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7 habits HR leaders should promote to build a healthy culture

HRExecutive

Performance and culture share a meaningful connection, says Kevin Oakes, the CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). Speaking to CHRO at HRE’s Strategy Summit last week in San Diego, Oakes emphasized that thriving companies possess a secret advantage: a robust organizational culture. - Advertisement - According to i4cp’s 2023 Culture Fitness study, high-performance organizations—marked by significant growth in revenue, profitability, market share and e

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Manager feedback questions to ask your employees and improve your leadership

Business Management Daily

Most managers understand the importance of providing timely feedback to their direct reports, but it’s important to remember that feedback isn’t just for employees, Effective leaders also welcome and request constructive feedback. Receiving actionable feedback from your peers and direct reports is a great way to aid your own professional development as a manager.

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Do You Need to Escape a Professional Reputation “Box”?

TalentCulture

Recently, I was talking with a dear friend who was about to interview a candidate she had unknowingly placed in a professional reputation “box” The best way to describe this friend is fierce, in charge, and collaborative. And she was adamant about hiring someone who was different from her and could challenge her. “What do […] The post Do You Need to Escape a Professional Reputation “Box”?

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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Lonely Up Top? 15 Excellent Reasons To Join A CEO Peer Group

Forbes Coaches Council

From gaining diverse perspectives to expanding their network, the advantages of joining a peer group can be game-changing for CEOs who want to thrive in their leadership.

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Why new hires are jilting employers—and what to do about it

HRExecutive

A candidate’s signature on a job offer letter is no guarantee they’ll walk through the door on day one. In fact, after accepting an offer, 51% of new hires either later decline the offer or completely ghost the employer, according to a recent Gartner study of 3,500 candidates who were on the job hunt in the past 12 months. - Advertisement - That figure has been rising for the past several years, says Jamie Kohn, a senior director of research in Gartner’s HR practice.

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Job Searching During the Holidays? These 29 Companies Are Hiring

The Muse

There’s no need to put your job search on hold during the holidays. Find roles at Coca-Cola, Bozzuto, Avanade, and other top companies.

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Jocks vs. Geniuses: Why We’re Wrong About Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

marenated HR

Alright, let’s huddle up for a quick reality check: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end extraordinaire, and Taylor Swift, the queen of heartbreak ballads and zinger-filled lyrics, are in different leagues – and I don’t just mean NFL and Billboard. You might be living under a rock if you haven’t seen the countless memes mocking Kelce’s spelling, pie in the sky observations and general “mock the jock” snark.

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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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17 Helpful Ways To Support Grieving Employees During The Holidays

Forbes Coaches Council

While the holiday season is associated with joy and celebration, it can be a difficult time for employees who have recently experienced loss or negative life events.

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How making ‘work fun’ helped this credit union cut turnover in half

HRExecutive

In 2019, Texans Credit Union—which delivers a suite of financial products and services to 120,000 members, supported by 250 employees across 11 branches—had a turnover problem. Turnover stood at 46% organization-wide and 63% among customer-facing roles in branches. - Advertisement - Four years later, those figures have dropped to 18% and 25%, respectively.

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For This VP at Athleta, Helping Women Feel Confident Is All in a Day’s Work

The Muse

Gap Inc.’s rotational management program launched Lauren Kazemi’s career at the company. Today, she’s empowering women as the VP of Merchandising at Athleta.

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How to Make a Work Schedule Template using Google Sheets

Homebase

Paper employee schedules are so 2001. It’s time to ditch the paper work schedule in favor of a digital one. Fortunately, creating a digital employee work schedule is easier than ever before—and you can even do it for free. One of the most popular scheduling solutions? Creating a work schedule template using Google Sheets. To help you streamline your business’ scheduling process, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide for how to make your own work schedule template using Google Sheets.

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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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16 Coaches On How To Overcome A Fear Of Saying ‘No’

Forbes Coaches Council

Overcoming FOSN—or a “fear of saying no”—is essential if one hopes to achieve a healthy work-life balance, maintain professional boundaries and grow in their career.

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CHROs want to develop ‘greater HR tech depth’ 

HRExecutive

To produce its 2023 Voice of the CHRO report, Mercer asked 100 CHROs and chief people officers what they wished they’d known before starting in their positions. The most common answer was “greater depth in HR data analytics and insights.” Another top 10 answer was “greater HR technology depth.” - Advertisement - Striving for technological acuity in HR roles is a relevant effort now and in the years to come.

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“The Higher the Neckline, the Higher the Hair” – Marketing Edition

marenated HR

“Higher neckline, higher hair,” someone typed in a Facebook group – imparting wisdom that transcends fashion and delves deep into the art of marketing. In today’s ever-evolving landscape, it’s not just about the dollars spent on marketing and advertising; it’s about the subtler art of perception management. Some brands can afford to take the hit of a low-rent image by advertising on platforms like Twitter (or should I say, ‘X’), but larger brands must tr

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What you need to know about Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

Homebase

Everyone from individual taxpayers to small businesses has likely heard about gross income or total annual income. This is the total amount of money you’ll make from working. While it’s important and a helpful indicator of how much money you may have made, gross income is just one part of the income big picture. As a small business owner, you’ve likely heard of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Five Tips For Coaching Defensive Employees

Forbes Coaches Council

When managers break through an employee’s defensive barrier, they foster a line of honest communication, create a stronger team and lead their organizations to success.

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Remote-first: How 3 major firms are making it work

HRExecutive

HR leaders at Dropbox, the San Francisco-based file-hosting service that employs more than 3,000 people, were already having conversations about how to reinvent the workplace before March 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Dropbox joined most other major companies in sending those employees home to work remotely as they adapted to new ways of connecting over computer screens. - Advertisement - But unlike most of their rival firms , the tech company isn’t pressing workers to return to

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Stop undermanaging—step up and manage using these 3 principles

Business Management Daily

The path of least resistance is often avoidance. As a result, many managers look the other way and sweep things under the rug rather than address them head on. It’s one thing to hold tough conversations with your employees about their performance, conduct or reliability (attendance); it’s another to ease into “safe” conversations that help them feel more at ease in delivering constructive feedback to you, their boss.

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How to Start a Small Business in 2024 in 7 Actionable Steps

Homebase

If you’ve considered opening a small business, we’ve got a good feeling that 2024 is your year. Despite worries over inflation and high-interest rates, the U.S. economy continues to grow. And while entrepreneurs are concerned with inflation (78%), interest rates (65%), and commodities prices (63%), there’s still good news to be had. Sixty-six per cent of small businesses in the U.S. are currently profitable, and 76% feel that they’ll continue to stay open and profitable throu

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Getting Employee Experience Right Is Hard – But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Employee experience has expanded from a basic focus on well-being to a more comprehensive approach that covers all aspects of an employee's journey. But as important as it is to develop and retain top talent by giving employees positive experiences, tension can exist between balancing experience desires and achieving business outcomes.

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Beliefs: The Invisible Architects Of Life And Success

Forbes Coaches Council

Recognizing and harnessing the power of beliefs can lead to significant personal and professional growth, marking a transformative journey to self-discovery and success.

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Top takeaways from the HR leaders at HRE’s first Strategy Summit

HRExecutive

In a recent gathering of leaders at the invite-only Human Resource Executive Strategy Summit , several themes cast light on business evolution, technology shifts and organizational dynamics within the human resources practice. The first-of-its-kind event, held at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, featured a distinguished lineup of speakers, including industry analyst and thought leader Josh Bersin , seasoned sales and talent executive Jenny Dearborn, CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Corpo

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How Gratitude in Relationships Boosts Joy

KCC Business Psychology

How Gratitude in Relationships Boosts Joy “Practicing gratitude invites joy into our lives.” – Dr. Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW The relationship between joy and gratitude is a powerful one. We’ve talked before about the incredibly positive impact a gratitude practice can have on our personal happiness. This year, as we head into the holiday season, let’s talk about the effect of gratitude on our relationship happiness. 1.