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HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

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It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

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One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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We Need STEM and We Need MESH

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I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager , a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information.

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

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The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

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(Editor’s Note: T oday’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

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Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself

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Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing what we can do today using technology. That being said, technology can also create challenges. And I’m not talking about whether our technology works or not (although that can be a problem).

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.

Note to Managers: Just Ask

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I’ve been having a series of small breakthroughs in my home office. This might sound weird, but I work with three computer monitors. Yep, three. I worked with two for the longest time then someone suggested that I try three. I thought, “I don’t know. That seems pretty extravagant.” And it is.

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Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

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Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.

7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

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Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch.

Professional Networking Today: Think On and Offline

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Building a professional network is important. We use our professional network for information, support, and sometimes assistance. It takes a long time to build a network and forever to maintain relationships. But building a professional network today isn’t the same as it was a decade ago.

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.

Is It Okay to Contact a Job Candidate Via Their Work Email – Ask #HR Bartender

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In today’s tough recruiting market, organizations are looking for every way possible to find qualified job candidates. Today’s reader note asks a straightforward question about doing that. Hi Sharlyn! Can I get your advice?

How to Get and Keep Buy In From Senior Management

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During last year’s HR Technology Conference , one of the speakers said something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. They said that we have to not only get buy in for our ideas and projects but keep it. Totally makes sense. But in reality, how often do we actually do it?

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

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Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

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I knew that today’s title will get your attention. . I’ve been waiting for someone to send me this question! I’m sure this reader’s note will resonate with many: I have a question regarding social media.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

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I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. .

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Everything HR Needs to Know About Supply Chain Management

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I had the opportunity this summer to attend SAP Ariba LIVE, an event focused on e-procurement and supply chain management. Now you might be saying to yourself, “What does HR have to do with supply chain?” The answer is – a lot.

The Conference Swag HR Pros Want Most #SHRM19

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A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “ What’s your favorite type of conference swag? ” A huge thanks for sharing your thoughts! I must say that I’m a bit surprised at the results. Here they are: Food and drink related items were at the top of the list.

Employees Want to Work with Technology In the Modern Cloud

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Unlimited Time Off Programs: Don’t Force Employees to Lie About Their Whereabouts

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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LinkedIn Reactions Expand Professional Communication

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As a human resources professional, one of the things I’m constantly reminding managers about is the need to personalize communication. Especially when it comes to recognition or acknowledgements. Simply saying, “Good Job!” to everyone isn’t sufficient.

Organizations: Are You Creating a Swipe Left Employee Experience

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Want to create an inspired workforce where employees swipe right?

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3 Tools to Help You Manage Your Digital Life

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I recently published a list of cybersecurity resources from TechCrunch and Google. If you haven’t seen them, it’s worth checking out. Technology continues to fill our lives, which means we need to find ways to manage it.

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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.

How to Get Better Results In Your Work

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It’s a given that organizations want employees to perform at a high-level. But what about employees? I know there are some who might think otherwise, but overall, I’d like to believe that employees want to perform well too.

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