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Are You Ready to Reopen? 16 questions and 33 resources to consider in creating your “returning to work” playbook

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As companies across the U.S. begin to reopen, business leaders face unprecedented challenges in developing strategies for safely reopening workplaces.

Impacts of Employee Recognition on Psychological Functioning

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If your organization is not already focused on providing employees with a psychologically healthy workplace, the chances are that in the current climate, it’s at the forefront of managers’ and leaders’ minds.

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How Do You Know When to Recognize or Reward Someone?

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It's not always easy to determine what action deserves recognition or rewarding. Both need to be authentic and expressed in the correct manner.

How can you optimize recovery through a smart talent-acquisition strategy?

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All organizations today are preoccupied with two paramount objectives: keeping employees and their families safe and maintaining business operations during the worst crisis since the Great Depression.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Including HR in Your Business Continuity Planning

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Recently, Michele Corvino with Assurance Software sat down (virtually) with our very own Jeff Gelinas, vice president of people, product and marketing, to talk about how the coronavirus shines a spotlight on policies, especially related to the role of HR in business continuity planning and execution.

Keep Your Best Employees Engaged With Stay Conversations

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Exit interviews are standard fare at many organizations. Whether you find them helpful or you dread them, you understand that the purpose is to glean useful feedback from departing employees about ways your company can improve.

Do You Have A Coronavirus Outbreak Plan for Employees?

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It’s hard to not hear the word coronavirus or pandemic in the news over the past month. As cases of the virus continue to multiply across the world, now is the time for employers in the U.S.

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2020 Recruiting Trends: Technology and Human Connection Drive Recruiting Success

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At the HR Technology conference this year, HR analyst Josh Bersin observed that while HR technology is rapidly changing across the board, the most dynamic area of growth is in recruiting technology.

What to Expect When Managing Your Work From Home Team

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People are asking for advice and ideas around the new work from home scenarios that employers and employees are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have rounded up the following things you can expect to come across, if you haven’t already experienced it, with your virtual workforce.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

How to Attract, Engage and Retain Top Candidates When You’re Not Google

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In April, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% , the lowest it’s been in over a decade. That’s excellent news for the economy (and for people who need to support their families), but it also means that competition for talent has reached cutthroat intensity.

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Creating a People-Centric Culture of Recognition: Part Three – Making All Employees Feel Valued

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When someone says thank you for something you’ve done, how does that make you feel? Saying thank you may seem like a very small thing to do, but we can all personally attest to the difference it makes.

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Recognizing Your Changing Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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It looks like COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus, will be with us for the next few months. Many companies have rolled out mandatory work from home policies in response to the World Health Organization announcement of the pandemic.

How to Conduct Video Interviews That Support Positive Candidate Experiences

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Work arrangements have drastically shifted over the past weeks, and both employees and employers have had to make rapid adjustments. Thousands of employees are working from home offices, and processes have had to be updated or changed altogether in light of new expectations.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Creating a People-Centric Culture of Recognition: Part Two – Decentralized, Personal Recognition

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In Part One of our series on developing a people-centric culture of recognition, we talked about what it takes to create a culture that values recognition, incorporates it from top to bottom and includes all employees. Recognition

4 Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

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At the end of this week (Friday, March 6 th ), the workforce will celebrate one of our favorite official “unofficial” holidays, Employee Appreciation Day!

Why are 46% of U.S. workers changing jobs within the next 12 months

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Employee turnover is an even bigger topic in 2020, due to record low unemployment, than it was in 2018 when we produced the first edition of this report. Retaining employees has become one of the highest priorities for CEOs and HR leaders today.

6 Practical Ways to Delight Candidates During the Recruitment Process

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If you’re not paying attention to your candidate experience, you’re losing talent. Candidate experience matters, and not just for the people who end up working for you.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Breaking Free from Multitasking with Online Learning

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Online learning is making its way into many organizations' recognition strategies. It has potential to help increase employee engagement, but in order to do so, it needs to be approached in the right way.

2020 Engagement Trends: Empower Your Workforce for the Future

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It’s the season for evaluating organizational strategies and making plans for progress in the new year. As we look back over 2019, we’ve seen some encouraging strides made in our understanding of engagement and helping employees do their best work.

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Create Engaging New Employee Experiences with These 5 Onboarding Strategies

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Do you remember the day you first started your job? It was probably a whirlwind of activity: signing forms, meeting colleagues, taking a tour of the building, completing orientation – and, of course, figuring out the coffee maker.

Recognition Trends: Creating a People-Centric Culture

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Recognition has always been an important strategy for employee engagement, but recently we have seen a shift in culture that emphasizes the positive impacts of recognition for business outcomes.

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Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Three Qualities of Successful People Managers

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The Monday funk is a real thing for many workers, for various valid reasons. For example, you could be dreading the long list of tasks you are trying to chip away at, or you have back to back meetings.

Groundbreaking research from Dr. Jack Wiley reveals eight keys for managerial effectiveness

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Few variables have greater influence over employee productivity and retention than the relationship between employees and their immediate supervisor. However, until now, what employees want most from their managers has not been the subject of concentrated and comprehensive scientific analysis.

Engagement in Action: Four Key Drivers to Highly Engaged Employees

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Employee engagement: the buzzword is everywhere, but can anyone really agree on what it means? How do you measure it? And how can you build an effective strategy that works in your unique company culture?

Recognition Results in Repetition

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In our first blog to this series, we provided a synopsis of Dr. Jack Wiley’s paper Suggested Actions for Human Resources to Create a Better Employee Experience , which offers strategies based off his research-based RESPECT framework. If you haven’t had a chance to read part one, you can do so here.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Great Leaders Are Great at Recognizing People

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Do you know what sets exceptional leaders apart from their peers? We know there are certain characteristics that all leaders share, but there is one trait that makes a leader go from good to great.

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7 Ideas for Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day

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One week to go for the official “unofficial” Employee Appreciation Day holiday - in case this is news to you its March 1 st !

Show RESPECT by Telling the Truth

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Throughout this blog series, based on Dr. Jack Wiley’s paper Suggested Actions for Human Resources to Create a Better Employee Experience , we have explored the different dimensions that are at the heart of the employee experience and provided strategies for incorporating this RESPECT framework into your organization’s daily practices.

Inspiring Your People to Do Great Things

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As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful for many things such as our clients and our success. But most of all we are thankful for our people.

Building a Resilient Workforce: Employee Engagement and Communication are Key

When employees are engaged and empowered, an organization is better positioned to adapt to market conditions, crises, and complex problems. Find out how to prepare your workforce to better overcome challenges with this free eBook.