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20 Best Books for HR Professionals

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Readers are leaders, and leaders are readers. Here’s a list of 20 great reads that have the power to transform both you and your organization. Investing in People. Author: Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau.

7 Effective Techniques to Boost Employee Morale Without Increasing Salaries

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Employee morale. Wikipedia defines it as job satisfaction or a feeling of well-being in the workplace. But morale offers more than just happiness. Research shows a clear link between employees’ morale and better job performance.

26 Unmissable HR Podcasts

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Ready to turn up the energy of your commute? Get plugged into the conversations, challenges, and questions shaping the work landscape with these 26 HR and workplace podcasts.

12 Blogs Every HR Professional Should Be Reading

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Do a quick search for “human resources” on Google and you’ll get a mind-boggling 4.5 BILLION results. Yes, that’s billion with a B. But with an infinite amount of content at our fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start when looking for great advice on the latest HR trends.

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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.

Age Discrimination is Affecting Company Culture

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation.

Ramadan in the Workplace 2019: HR Best Practices

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We recently published a series of blog posts regarding inclusivity in the workplace, and we wanted to broaden the conversation to include people who practice different faiths. The purpose of these articles is to bring awareness to specific holidays or traditions that aren’t widely covered in the U.S.

How to Make Work Fun with Kazoo

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Have you ever had an experience or moment that stuck with you, to this day? It could be anything from a magical trip to a Disney resort, or a surprise birthday party. Now, imagine if you could recreate a moment like this on the spot and instantly make your day better, particularly at work.

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13 Simple Ways to Recognize Employees without Spending Money

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Most people would agree that receiving extra money is a good incentive to work harder and stay motivated on the job. Maybe you offer an annual bonus but are looking for ways to reward employees for the rest of the year to keep them motivated.

5 Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

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Employee Disengagement. Disengaged employees have needs that are being neglected. As soon as they begin lacking motivation and become detached from their daily work, their productivity plummets. Many employers then think the best solution is to increase salaries, benefits, and perks.

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.

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

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While it may not seem like it on the surface, the ability to effectively give and receive feedback is the most important soft skill to have today. Why is feedback a career gamechanger?

50 Employee Behaviors Worth Recognizing and Rewarding

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In today’s workforce, recognizing employees isn’t just part of good company culture – it’s a critical component of retention, productivity, and employee engagement. Sound like fluff?

What Is Your Management Style Based on Your Enneagram Type?

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever given out (and taken!) a personality test for a new job or as a team-building exercise at work. Chances are, many of you have – and with very good reason.

26 Staff Appreciation Ideas and Recognition Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

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As any successful business owner will tell you, employees are the lifeblood of a company. When they’re disgruntled or apathetic, they clog the arteries of your operations. But keep your employees happy and engaged, and they’ll help your business flow smoothly. The good news: The heart of employee engagement is easy and inexpensive to roll out, yet impacts revenue, retention, and absenteeism in droves. Ready for it? It’s simple appreciation.

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.

13 Simple Ways to Recognize Employees without Spending Money

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Most people would agree that receiving extra money is a good incentive to work harder and stay motivated on the job. Maybe you offer an annual bonus but are looking for ways to reward employees for the rest of the year to keep them motivated.

5 Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

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Employee Disengagement. Disengaged employees have needs that are being neglected. As soon as they begin lacking motivation and become detached from their daily work, their productivity plummets. Many employers then think the best solution is to increase salaries, benefits, and perks.

Equal Pay Day 2019: How You Can Help

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The gender pay gap has garnered a lot of discussion in the past few years due to the shocking statistics behind it and the recent monumental women’s movements such as #MeToo.

How to Set and Measure OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)

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What do Amazon, Google, and Intel all have in common? Though phrases like “market dominance” or “daring leadership” may come to mind, the answer is actually goal setting.

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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.

The Definitive Guide to Setting Goals at Work

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Despite the benefits of setting goals at work, the stats surrounding such initiatives are grim: studies show a whopping 93% of employees can’t tie their actions to organizational goals. This inability to connect daily work to the greater business vision affects more than just employees.

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The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

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While it may not seem like it on the surface, the ability to effectively give and receive feedback is the most important soft skill to have today. Why is feedback a career gamechanger? Having the ability to give and receive feedback – and do both well – means that you’re coachable as an employee and able to coach as a manager. In today’s modern workplace where a feedback culture reigns supreme, this can mean the difference between success and failure.

Meet Paul Pellman, Our New CEO

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Last month when we launched Kazoo (formerly YouEarnedIt/HighGround), we also announced Paul Pellman as our new CEO. We had a few burning questions for him at this exciting juncture in the company’s history and we want to help you to get to know him. So without further ado, meet Paul!

[Podcast] How to Build a Great Culture From Scratch with Mark McClain

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The latest episode of What Culture Could Be – a podcast by Autumn Manning – is brought to you by Kazoo. Have you ever wondered how companies build and sustain their culture as they grow?

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.

Ramadan in the Workplace 2019: HR Best Practices

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We recently published a series of blog posts regarding inclusivity in the workplace, and we wanted to broaden the conversation to include people who practice different faiths. The purpose of these articles is to bring awareness to specific holidays or traditions that aren’t widely covered in the U.S.

50 Employee Behaviors Worth Recognizing and Rewarding

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In today’s workforce, recognizing employees isn’t just part of good company culture – it’s a critical component of retention, productivity, and employee engagement. Sound like fluff?

What Is Your Management Style Based on Your Enneagram Type?

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First up: If don’t know your type, take the free Enneagram personality test before reading the rest of this blog. Raise your hand if you’ve ever given out (and taken!) a personality test for a new job or as a team-building exercise at work.

How Age Discrimination in the Workplace Affects Company Culture

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation.

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.

Experience Kazoo at the 2019 Total Rewards Conference

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Get excited! The 2019 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference is coming up on May 6-8 in Orlando, FL. And guess what? Kazoo will be there at Booth #317! Cue the confetti dance. This year’s Total Rewards Conference is focused on: Innovating how you reward and engage employees.

How to Make Work Fun with Kazoo

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Have you ever had an experience or moment that stuck with you, to this day? It could be anything from a magical trip to a Disney resort, or a surprise birthday party. Now, imagine if you could recreate a moment like this on the spot and instantly make your day better, particularly at work.

7 Effective Techniques to Boost Employee Morale Without Increasing Salaries

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Employee morale. Wikipedia defines it as job satisfaction or a feeling of well-being in the workplace. But morale offers more than just happiness. Research shows a clear link between employees’ morale and better job performance.

Equal Pay Day 2019: How You Can Help

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The gender pay gap has garnered a lot of discussion in the past few years due to the shocking statistics behind it and the recent monumental women’s movements such as #MeToo. Women are still heavily disadvantaged in the workplace despite strides to close the gap. And it gets worse with time.

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.

2019 HR Strategies That Matter Most [GUIDE]

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Everywhere you turn, a different expert is declaring the best ways to move your HR program forward in 2019. There’s definitely something to gain from each of them.