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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.

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).

You Can Work From Anywhere – But That Doesn’t Mean You Should

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One of the first lessons that I learned as a consultant was “just because I can, it doesn’t mean I should” For example, just because I can do my own taxes, doesn’t mean I should.

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.

Top 10 Trends in People Analytics

The importance of People Analytics continues to rise as organizations mine a growing volume of employee data to yield insights to support decision-making and drive organizational strategy. Adoption rates are climbing steadily and more mature organizations are increasingly leveraging new analytics capabilities. This article delves into the top 10 trends dominating this rapidly evolving field.

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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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.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Experience Management (XM)

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We talk about experiences a lot. Some of the experiences that immediately come to mind are the candidate experience, employee experience , and the customer experience. But I must admit when I think about these experiences, I lean toward the feeling that the person might have, versus data.

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.

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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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.

Employee Turnover: Solve It Using 4 Levels of Analytics

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Every organization has a problem they want to solve. It could be a small problem or a large one. The key to solving problems is: Gathering the right information Having a good approach.

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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Onboarding: Take Your Process From Basic to Strategic

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

5 Rules to Effectively Manage Your Email

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I recently received a note on Twitter asking, “What’s your ‘managing email’ process?” I love this question! Not because I’m the world’s leading expert on email, because I’m not. But I do spend a lot of time on email and I’m happy to share my system if it can help someone out. .

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.

The Next Employee Challenge: Loneliness In the Workplace

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Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone is … being by yourself. If you Google loneliness, it’s being “sad because one has no friends or company.” Often, we talk about loneliness in terms of older people.

Employees Become Successful When They Know What Success Looks Like

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos was honored for the second consecutive year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019.

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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.

Rewards and Recognition Can Be Work Related – Friday Distraction

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A few weeks ago, I published a Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos about recognition and rewards. It was about the boss who gave every member of the team an ugly holiday sweater. I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already.

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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.

Peer to Peer Learning: Why It Should Be Part of Your Training Strategy

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Co-workers play a huge role in the employee experience. An increasing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so candidates can meet some of their co-workers. Companies are adopting new hire buddy programs as part of the welcoming and socialization process during onboarding.

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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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.

Automation Is Not a Replacement for Interaction – Friday Distraction

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I recently participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos on the topic of predictions. You can check out the chat recap on the Workforce Institute blog. One of the questions that we talked about was automation and machine learning.

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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.

Staffing and Scheduling are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

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I know that Christmas was last month, but I can’t resist sharing this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos because it beautifully demonstrates that staffing and scheduling are two different things. Staffing is about finding the right people to do the work.

Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Microsoft, whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They have a website dedicated to Modern HR , a content collection focused on digital transformation. Check it out when you have a moment.

Managers: Ask Employees to Give You Feedback – Friday Distraction

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post 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?

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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.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Bookmark This! Cybersecurity In the Workplace Edition

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Technology is a big part of our personal and professional lives. And I don’t anticipate that changing anytime in the near future. But with technology comes risk and the need for cybersecurity. We need to be responsible technology users. .

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 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.

Employee Check-Ins: 6 Essential Components for Success

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( Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Readex Research , which provides expert online and mail survey services to help businesses understand their internal and external customers. Their services include employee experience surveys. Enjoy the post!).

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.