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George Clooney: Actor, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and WorkHuman Speaker

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By Sarah Payne —. An actor who is recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his iconic roles in TV and film, George Clooney is the newest keynote speaker to be announced for WorkHuman 2019 in Nashville, Tenn.

A Movement to Fight the Fear and Collectively Fix Feedback

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By Tamra Chandler —. Click the player at the bottom of this post to listen to our WorkHuman Radio interview with Tamra. Feedback: The mere mention of the word can make your blood pressure rise and your defenses go up.

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3 Times I Was Inspired by WorkHuman 2019 Speaker Viola Davis

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By Sarah Payne —. If I could synthesize the WorkHuman movement into a few words, I would say it’s about humanity, inclusion, and belonging. When you aspire to create a human workplace, you must first acknowledge that your business would be nothing without your people.

5 Lessons on Fixing Work from HR Experts Laurie Ruettimann and Jason Lauritsen

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By Jess Huckins —. Last week, HR experts, consultants, writers, and speakers Laurie Ruettimann and Jason Lauritsen visited Globoforce’s Framingham, Mass., office for the first-ever episode of WorkHuman Radio Live.

Reality Check: Is Your Employee Experience Initiative Working?

Having a robust framework for defining and measuring the success of Employee Experience (EX) initiatives will not only help you communicate the value of EX projects to leadership teams, it will also enable you to identify if and when a new initiative is headed towards failure early on. Discover best practices for measuring the success of employee experience programs - and what you can do if things go wrong.

The Missing Piece to D&I

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Listen to our interview with David Lapin in the WorkHuman Radio episode embedded at the bottom of this post. And be sure to register for WorkHuman 2019 today! Why are we still struggling with diversity and inclusion 65 years after Brown v.

Worlds Apart: Leading a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

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By Robin H. Everhart —. In this week’s WorkHuman Radio, we interview Robin H. Everhart, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Cintas Corporation. Read her guest post below.

If Neuroscientists Ruled the Workplace

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I’ve just returned from a super nerdy and fascinating conference – the NeuroLeadership Institute Summit in New York City (coined “the most brain-friendly conference in the world”).

A Tiny Mindset Shift that Could Change Your Organization

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By Robin Schooling —. I’ve worked in human resources for quite some time and, like many of my HR colleagues, I am quite fond of the phrase “nothing surprises me anymore.” Interestingly enough though, I find myself being surprised almost every day – sometimes multiple times per day. And I love it.

What do you do when Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Adam Grant, Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke, and Amal Clooney are all together in one place and you are invited?

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By Robin H. Everhart —. Attend! And that’s exactly what I did. Last month, I attended WorkHuman 2018. But before I tell you about this experience, let me set the stage. I have been to my fair share of conferences.

How to Create a Business Case for Recruitment CRM

Speaker: Jack Wei, Madeline Laurano, and Celinda Appleby

Learn how to build a robust business case for recruitment CRM with analyst Madeline Laurano. Celinda Appleby, Global Talent Attraction Director at VISA, joins her and shares her strategy for deploying a CRM in line with VISA’s talent acquisition strategy.

True Belonging: 4 Lessons from Brené Brown’s ‘Braving the Wilderness’

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Is it terrible to admit that what immediately attracted me to Brené Brown’s new book “ Braving the Wilderness ” – other than the fact that it’s written by Brené – is the front cover? The backdrop of a beautiful, mountainous forest reminds me of my annual leaf-peeping trip to New Hampshire.

6 Hot Digital Workplace Trends from Gartner

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Workers increasingly expect a consumer-like experience in the workplace, as WorkHuman 2017 speaker Jeanne Meister outlined in her guest post a few months back.

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Dump Your Performance Reviews

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Managers put doing performance reviews right behind firing someone as their top two most disliked activities. How bizarre is that? Giving constructive feedback, mentoring, training, and improving the performance of their staff should be their number one motivation. Staff members hate them, too.

The Official WorkHuman Reading List

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By Sarah Payne —. Calling all book nerds! Don’t you wish you had all the latest research in positive psychology, building a human workplace, being a better leader, and employee engagement in one place? We’ve got you covered.

3 Best Practices to Engage Employees During Onboarding

Speaker: Lilith Christiansen, VP of Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad

Join SilkRoad's Vice President of Onboarding Solutions Lilith Christiansen where she will explore how to create a strategic onboarding process that will engage and retain your employees.

5 Ways to Create a Work Experience that Mirrors Your Best Customer Experience

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(Listen to our interview with Jeanne Meister in the episode of WorkHuman Radio, embedded at the top of this post.). Job candidates and employees expect their workplace experience to resemble their experience with Amazon, Apple, or Netflix.

What New Research Tells Us About Employee Experience Around the Globe

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Know when and how to get out of the way. That’s increasingly the message for HR and business leaders.

[Webinar] How to Adopt a More Human Approach to Employee Development

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Does your organization take a human approach to employee development? While traditional strategies such as the annual performance review are still the norm in many companies, HR leaders are looking for innovative ways to bring more humanity into their approach to employee growth and development.

With #MeToo, WorkHuman 2018 Takes on New Sense of Urgency

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By Laurie Ruettimann. Did you know the #MeToo movement is more than 12 years old? Tarana Burke changed the world when she used the phrase “me too” back in 2006 to help women who had survived sexual violence. Since that time, conversations have evolved.

Sustaining (or Boosting!) Engagement During Times of Change

Speaker: Maria Jimena Cespedes, Director of People and Org Effectiveness, Pure Storage

Join Pure Storage's Director of People and Org Effectiveness Maria Cespedes as she discusses leading practices to retain and keep your employees engaged during times of internal and industry change.

Ryan Fehr: “We’re still human beings when we go to work”

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How can gratitude in the workplace prevent employee turnover and fuel company resilience ? How can we think about gratitude in a broader scope to cultivate happiness at work?

How to Kill Happiness at Work – Part 2

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One of our most popular blog posts last year was titled, “How to Kill Happiness at Work.” Either HR people are really cruel or they’re genuinely concerned about the happiness of their employees (we’re guessing it’s the latter). In that post, I shared some interesting research from Woohoo Inc.

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What Everyone Should Know About Introverts At Work

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Don’t miss Susan Cain at WorkHuman 2017. Did you know that as much as a third to half of people are introverts? That means potentially half of our workers require time alone to recharge and autonomous environments to be their best selves at work.

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What’s Next? The #MeToo Movement and HR

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By Laurie Ruettimann, Guest Blogger. How many of you have heard that HR doesn’t care about employees? It’s kind of insulting, isn’t it? One of the themes to emerge from the #MeToo movement is that HR practitioners can’t possibly care about workplace harassment because they’re not employee advocates.

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.

Work Burnout is a (Preventable) Epidemic

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Listen to our interview with Dawn Burke and Tim Sackett in the latest episode of WorkHuman Radio, embedded at the top of this post. I love french fries. When I was in college, for about one semester I worked at a local fast food chain.

How to Be a More Strategic HR Leader in 2017

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Bill Castellano, Ph.D., associate dean, executive and professional education, at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

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10 Tips for Modernizing Employee Recognition and Rewards

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Learn how to modernize employee recognition and rewards in the new Gartner report. Are you interested in implementing a centralized recognition and reward program, but not sure where to begin?

Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

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Lots of companies say they want to be innovative and push beyond commonly accepted boundaries in their industry. But is your HR strategy truly supporting this endeavor? Are original thinkers flourishing – or being stifled – in your organization?

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

How to Recognize Quiet Leaders: Susan Cain Q+A (Part 1)

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Do you ever think about the kinds of people who get promoted in your organization? Are different personality types – both extroverts and introverts – represented in that group, and made to feel like they belong ?

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Why WorkHuman is Talking About #MeToo

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Guest post by Laurie Ruettimann. This Christmas, I learned that my aunt went on a date with Harvey Weinstein. It was back in the 1970s. Weinstein was a student at State University of New York at Buffalo, and my aunt was a bank teller at a local branch.

Employees for Life

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(Listen to our interview with Lee Burbage in the episode of WorkHuman Radio embedded at the top of this post.).

The ROI of Inclusion and Belonging

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One indication that we’re experiencing a renewed focus on inclusion can be found with a simple Google search. The top three questions associated with “diversity and inclusion” are: What is meant by inclusion in the workplace? What do you mean by inclusion? What is inclusive diversity?

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.