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Employee Check-Ins: 6 Essential Components for Success

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About Prescriptive Analytics

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We’ve discussed several aspects of technology in this HR technology series. Today I wanted to share a concept that we should be a bit more focused on: prescriptive analytics. Technology now allows us to do more than just process information, it helps us make decisions.

Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

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Technology Doesn’t Replace People – Friday Distraction

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The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Blockchain

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One of the somewhat newer technology-related topics to surface is blockchain. When it first came out, I must admit that I didn’t see it having much of an HR component. So, I started paying attention…but at a distance. Well, I was wrong.

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The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

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During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo , I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes.

Your 2018 Social Recruiting Strategy: Remember These 7 Key Elements

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Microlearning: 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consider It

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There are many different types of learning: social learning, mobile learning, and elearning are just a few. A relatively new type of learning that’s attracting attention is microlearning. Think of it as small learning units or bite sized pieces of content.

Use a Growth Mindset to Reduce Bias

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I ran across a very interesting article from Harvard Business Review titled,” Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage ”.

Why your employees are still struggling with performance reviews

Studies show that employees who successfully approach tough conversations with their managers, colleagues, and direct reports are less likely to leave: but only 70% of them do. Read the report to learn what's really on their minds.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Over the past few months, we’ve talked about chatbots and machine learning. It only seems logical that we should have a discussion about artificial intelligence (also known as AI).

Employee Engagement and Commitment Are Not the Same Thing

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As recruiting remains a challenge, I believe organizations will focus their resources toward making sure that they can keep the employees they have. Just like it’s easier to retain a customer (versus getting a new one), organizations will realize the same about employees. .

Understanding the Limits of Convenience – Friday Distraction

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Regular readers of this blog know I’m a planner. I plan everything. I think I’d even plan spontaneity. That’s why I couldn’t help but laugh at this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos.

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Should Your Organization Hire Employees for Cultural Fit

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Many organizations say that, when it’s time to hire an employee, skills and experience are important but cultural fit matters more. So, what exactly does that mean? Let’s start with what it doesn’t mean. Cultural “fit” isn’t supposed to be similar-to-me.

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.

Training Decisions Have Real Bottom-Line Growth [infographic] – Friday Distraction

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I always think of this time of year as “ budget season ”. You know, when organizations are thinking about what they’ve accomplished during the current year and the goals they want to achieve in the upcoming year. Not only is it great for performance, but it helps to create the budget.

Manual Processes Can Slow Organizational Momentum – Friday Distraction

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Just because we use a computer to process something doesn’t mean it’s high tech. A great example is today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. While spreadsheets are created on computers, that doesn’t mean they’re the most effective and efficient way of doing something.

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Why Employees Leave Companies in 2018 [poll results]

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A few weeks ago, I asked the question “ If you were to start looking for a new job today, what would be the number one reason? ” And the majority of employees responded…. Better compensation and benefits. So, as much as we might not want to admit that money drives career decisions, it does.

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

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We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction.

5 Tools That Can Help You Plan Better

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I admit that I’m a planner. But more important than admitting that I plan everything is that I really like to plan. I believe it’s because I invest in planning tools. Tools to help you plan do not have to be expensive. They do need to work. For you.

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Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility

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I came across this article recently on Undercover Recruiter titled, “ Why Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility ”. It’s a good read worth checking out. My takeaway was that talent acquisition professionals play a role in employee retention.

The Future of HR: 10 Strategies for Every Human Resources Team

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I ran across an INC article titled “ What Does the Future of Human Resources Look Like? ” I thought it was an interesting read, in particular the last paragraph where the author talks about job title changes.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Bookmark This! HR Certification Edition

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Maybe it’s because the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) just launched their new Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential , but I’ve been receiving quite a few questions lately about certifications.

Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now

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A few weeks ago, I was facilitating the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) seminar on “ Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy ” and we got into a discussion about candidate preparation for interviews.

The 7 Skills You Need to Conduct an Effective Job Search

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At last year’s KronosWorks Conference, New York Times best-selling author and fellow Workforce Institute board member Dan Schawbel , talked about the latest workplace trends forecast based on his research.

Your Hiring Process Impacts Your Culture

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I like to think that we all know diversity in the workplace produces positive results to the bottom-line. But did you know that people are looking at a company’s diversity as part of their investment strategy?

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

Companies Can Help Employees With Financial Emergencies [infographic] – Friday Distraction

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I’ve spent the majority of my career working in industries with large hourly workforces. And much of that hourly workforce was paid minimum wage – or just above it. As a result, when employees had financial emergencies, it impacted their work. Which means it impacted the workplace.

Organizations Don’t Change Until People Do

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Organizations decide they’re going to change all the time. Especially during times like we’re experiencing today, when recruiting is tough, engagement is a challenge, and retention is a top priority.

Use Strategic Planning Techniques to Build Your Workforce Plan

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With unemployment rates at historic lows , organizations have to not only think about filling open requisitions, they also have to develop a long-term approach to staffing. Frankly, if an organization waits until they have an opening before they start strategizing their sources, it will be too late.

3 Reasons to Earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential

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Just in case you missed it, during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference, they announced a new specialty credential in talent acquisition that will launch in June 2018. If you’re wondering what a specialty credential is, think of it as sort of a micro credential.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Employees Are Not Seeing Their Feedback Turned Into Results – Ask #HR Bartender

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You’ve heard me say before that one of the worst things organizations can do is ask employees for feedback and then not do anything with it. This HR Bartender reader knows it’s true and is wondering what to do about it.