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Keep the Human in HR

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The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment—it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why It’s Important to Include Age in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

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At Stanford University, during the 2018-2019 academic year, virtually every meeting of the faculty senate included a report—or two—on the university’s diversity efforts. Yet ageism was never addressed—and continues to go unnoticed.

Dear ReWorker: Is It Sexist to Promote a Male Employee Over Two Females?

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Dear ReWorker, I manage three analysts: one male and two females. All analysts have been working in the field for a similar amount of time, but one of the women is currently on maternity leave. The male analyst recently asked for a promotion to a senior analyst position.

ICYMI: AI, Machine Learning and Other Tech Trends from HR Tech 2019

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Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping the most popular trends, events and conversations every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series.

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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

How to Do Diversity and Inclusion Training Right

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In April, at a Sephora store in Calabasas, California, a store associate allegedly called security to make sure a customer wasn't stealing. That customer was African American singer-songwriter Sza, who tweeted about the incident and accused Sephora of racial profiling.

How To Reduce the Risk of Fraud at Your Office

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When we talk about fraud and embezzlement in business, famous criminals like Bernie Madoff and Jordan Belfort might come to mind. But it isn’t just banks and institutions on Wall Street that deal with financial fraud.

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How to Prepare for Gen Z to Enter the Workplace

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The oldest members of Generation Z are entering the workforce. Members of this generation, born roughly between 1995 and 2010, have never lived without the Internet and are accustomed to constant technological change.

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Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

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Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace.

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How to Use Vacation Time to Mitigate Burnout in the Workplace

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Feeling burned out at work is an all-too-common condition in the workplace today. Employees spend up to 2.6 hours a day checking their email, more than eight hours a day at work and 23 hours a week stuck in meetings.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Mercer's 2019 Global Trends Report: Top 5 Takeaways for CHROs

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From technological advances to changes in the global economy, there are plenty of external forces transforming today’s world of work.

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4 Ways HR Can Use Video to Improve the Candidate Experience

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The world loves video. Every day, half a billion people watch a video on Facebook. Meanwhile, YouTube reports 1 billion hours of video views daily. What's more, 400 hours of content are uploaded on YouTube every minute — that's 576,000 hours per day.

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Learning Corner with Jeffrey Pfeffer: What If You Couldn’t Easily Fire People?

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The recent publication of Buckingham and Goodall’s Nine Lies About Work brought home some painful facts about people management for me. First, the state of people management remains poor. Gallup recently reported, for instance, that the U.S.

Take It From a Futurist: Forget Career “Paths.” Portfolios Are the Future

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The language we use to talk about careers usually includes the word "path." Defined as "a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading," the word carries with it a connotation of linearity. A path, though it may be winding, is continuous and easy to follow.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

The First Step to Digital Transformation Is Cleaning Up Your Tech

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A chat bot here, a learning management system there. For many companies, engaging in digital transformation means adding a few new technologies to their existing systems. But these new tools aren’t enough to truly transform a company, says business technologist Brian Sommer.

The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Must Know

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Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it—either out of ignorance or neglect. A talent contractor for Comcast was just forced to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime—a violation of employment law.

Don’t Forget About the Boomers: How to Foster a Culture of Multigenerational Learning at Work

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Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of buzz about new generations entering the workforce—and for good reason.

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How Development Helps Government Organizations Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent

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Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce long term has been a challenge for a number of public sector organizations. Sometimes seen as having too much bureaucracy and lower-than-average salary offerings, many have been turned away from government work.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Office Hours: Why Your Top Performer Might Not Make the Best Manager

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Don't be fooled—workers who perform well don’t always manage well. According to Gallup, companies pick the wrong candidate for a managerial position 82 percent of the time because they assume that if workers are really good at their jobs, they’re automatically qualified to mentor and manage others.

Don't Fall Behind on Learning—Close the Skills Gap Today

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This article was originally published on Forbes.com. As technology evolves, the skills gap — the disparity between the skills employers need to succeed and those workers actually have — keeps getting wider.

How Today’s Seven Top Tech Trends Are Transforming Work

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When asked to consider how technology is transforming the world of work, an HR executive may point to advancements in applicant tracking systems, the growth of on-demand learning platforms and better employee analytics.

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Dear ReWorker: Can I Require Employees to Speak Only English in the Office?

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Dear ReWorker, I manage a group of employees at a company where English is our official business language. There are a few people that speak only English, while another group speaks English and Spanish.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

In Healthcare, Employee Engagement Comes Down to Communication

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To hear the full conversation between Christine Corning, RN and healthcare director at Cornerstone, and Vicki Hess, check out the Creating Connections webinar ! Across industries, employers struggle to keep employees engaged.

Fueling Professional Development with Personalized Learning

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One-size-fits-all professional development never really fits all of the different “sizes" of workers in an organization. Seniority levels, job roles, locations—and even local culture—all figure into personalizing learning so that the lessons stick. So, too, do employee preferences.

Take It From a Futurist: There’s No Need to Fear These Four Transformational Trends in HR

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Change has a bad reputation. The mere prospect of it is known to be scary, unsettling and intimidating. But as a comfort, we must remind ourselves that change is also exciting, exhilarating and the only way to make progress—in life, and at work.

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Dear ReWorker: Do I Need Proof Before Investigating an Employee Complaint?

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Dear ReWorker, An employee recently came forward with an accusation that two other employees were selling and buying drugs in the company parking lot. My boss says we can only investigate if the complaining employee has proof of the problem.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Unlocking the Secrets of Employee Engagement

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For the last several years, I have presented numerous times on the topic of employee engagement because it continues to be a topic of interest. Like anything else that you immerse yourself in, I have learned much and continue to notice specific patterns emerging in the industry.

Introducing New HR Tech? How to Keep the Focus on Your People

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New technology roll-outs, such as an LMS or performance management system, are common for HR departments looking to make employees’ lives easier, improve efficiency and make better data-driven decisions.

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How Organic Valley Made Learning Part of Its Company Culture

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The key to a successful company is adaptability. Employees and managers need to be able to learn new concepts, acquire skills and evaluate their work methods to grow.

Learning Corner with Jeffrey Pfeffer: Less Is Better Than More When it Comes to Incentives

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Some years ago, Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer came to a class I taught to discuss a case study I had written on his company.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.