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4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

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Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes.

Bringing HR Together: Announcing HR Summer School #hrsummerschool

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In the middle of the strange state we are in right now, one thing is certain: HR conferences are out.

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Free Access to HR Certification Courses and Other HR Tools

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[Update 3/23 at 9:29am CST] We have already given away our first $1,000 but are doubling down and offering a total of $2,000 in courses at this time. We are hoping to bring something positive out of such a negative and worrisome time for our workforce.

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Rising Up to Embrace Our Humanity

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“Come on. You can do it. I know you can. I believe in you.”. I’m watching my baby make the transition to “toddler,” and it’s a bittersweet moment. No longer will she stay where she’s put. She’s going to start exploring the world, and that exploration will only speed up as time goes on.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

The Best HR Leaders are Data Driven, People Oriented

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One of the phrases I’ve found myself repeating more and more often of late is this: data driven, people oriented. . When I’m speaking to audiences, I share the story about how I *accidentally* insulted my wife during childbirth to illustrate this concept. Yes, really.

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I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

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One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major.

SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?

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Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification is right for you?

WOH 77: Implementing the Agile Talent Acquisition Methodology at BBVA

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Agile talent acquisition? What’s that? . Many of the talent leaders we encounter have heard of agile as it pertains to the software development industry, but what lessons does this methodology have for today’s talent leaders? . Agile, at its core, is about prioritizing (ruthlessly) on the things that need to get done. In agile talent acquisition, managers hold more power to set priorities.

WOH 64: How to Engage Remote Teams and Virtual Workers

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Today, almost every company has workers that are either remote, telecommuting, or virtual. There is incredible value in this for businesses and for workers, but the challenge comes in engaging these people that you rarely (if ever) see face to face. .

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

So you want to speak at HR conferences? Advice for the journey

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One of the key parts of what I do in my job is speaking. Webinars. Conferences. Seminars. I’ll talk to pretty much anyone about anything related to HR. And I LOVE it. This is pretty funny for anyone that knows me well, because I’m fairly shy and introverted.

50 Conversations in 50 Days: 10 Things I Know about Today’s HR Professionals

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Really. I have spent the last 50 or so days speaking with dozens of HR pros (more than 50 now, but the number worked for the title so I ran with it!) and the takeaways I’ve had are pretty incredible.

The One Thing You Must Know to Be Successful in an #HR Career

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Last week at LinkedIn Talent Connect in Dallas, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of the other speakers about his session. Peter Sursi is a talent acquisition/HR pro working in the FBI to modernize some of their approaches to finding and keeping talent.

What I Should Have Said

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I lost a friend recently. He was a great guy who was always willing to help those around him, regardless of his own needs. Selfless. Compassionate. I had a phone conversation with him a few months back. We lived in different states and mostly stayed in touch online, but I gave him a call and we talked for over an hour about work, life, family, and more. In the conversation, he recommended a movie that he loved called Green Book.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

WOH 80: 11+ Ideas to Engage and Support Your Remote Teams

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In recent weeks the podcast has covered critical topics like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how HR technology providers are supporting businesses during this time. Today, we’re going to take a step toward engaging those workers that are working remotely, many of them doing so for the first time. .

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How to Invest in ALL Employees, Not Just #Millennials

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While there may be some minor generational differences in workplace preferences, the truth is ALL your people want to learn, grow, use their strengths and be recognized and appreciated for their efforts.

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81: Rethinking Work, Productivity, and Engagement in the Modern Workplace

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“People don’t want flexibility. they want complete control over their time.” ” Today, we keep hearing that flexible work is the way to go. People want it. They crave it. . Yet in today’s episode of We’re Only Human, Ben talks with Jodi Thompson, creator of the ROWE movement. ROWE stands for “results only work environment,” and it has been around for some time (the first book, Why Work Sucks, was published in 2008). .

Office Workplace Health Risks: Computers, Screens, Sitting, and More

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In the digital world we live in, we spend a TON of time work on computers and mobile devices. Screens aren’t just part of our work life–they are how we interact with most people during the course of the workday.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

WOH 78: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know

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“Here’s my general advice for businesses–don’t be afraid to get help.” ” In recent weeks a flurry of legislative activity has led to numerous laws to help employers and businesses dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a big part of the activity. What does this law mean for employers, and how does it benefit them?

13+ HR Case Studies: Recruiting, Learning, Analytics, and More

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Reposting a piece from the blog over at Lighthouse Research because I know not all of you subscribe over there! As someone who has worked in the HR profession, I know well the full value of stories, examples, and case studies.

WOH 76: What a Study of 1,000 SMB Companies Tells Us about HR

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“HR is representing the people at your organization that deliver the results of whatever mission you have… There is no greater voice for the people than HR.” ” We hear so much about large employers and enterprise firms in the news. These organizations are a key part of the global economy, but did you know that over 99% of employers in the US have fewer than 1,000 employees? Yes, really!

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5 Things You’ll Never Hear an HR Department of One Say…

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For those of you not in the know, an HR department of one is just what it sounds like: an HR department where one person covers all the bases from an HR, talent, and recruiting perspective. I have a special place in my heart for the HR department of one, because that’s where I came from.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How AI Can Influence Diversity and Inclusion (for Better or Worse)

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Recently, news broke that an AI-powered facial recognition technology used by law enforcement was actually biased against, well, pretty much everyone other than white men. This news hit the public like a slap in the face, but it’s something I’ve been seeing behind the scenes for some time now.

WOH: 75 What if Your Employees Could Use PTO For Anything They Want

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Employee paid leave is often overlooked because it has been around for what seems like forever. It’s fairly standard, and the biggest advancement in recent history has been moving from a split vacation/sick model to a paid time off or “PTO” model, where employees can use the leave flexibly for illness, vacation, or other personal needs as they see fit. . The problem, though, is that people still don’t use that time as they should.

WOH 79: How Employers Are Responding to Shutdowns, Quarantines, and Coronavirus

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“As the head of HR, I’m now suddenly expected to be a doctor, virologist, and epidemiologist.” ” . That quote came from a discussion with an HR leader in the last few days, and it clearly outlines what many companies are going through right now.

An Open Letter to HR on Policies, Regulating, and Training (10 years later)

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Ten years ago I started this blog. One of my earliest posts was about the critical importance of treating people like adults and training for the attitudes and behaviors we want, not just those we don’t want. Is it still true today? You decide. .

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

62: How to Repond to Negative Glassdoor Reviews with Chad Roudebush

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It’s a candidate’s market out there. Ghosting, highly competitive hiring practices… It’s all over, and it seems like no company is shielded from the brunt of this disruption. .

What Are the 2019 Trends in HR?

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In terms of writing and reading content, I have always been anti-trends. Every year people recycle the same information over and over, and it never really reflects reality.

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WOH 74: Using Internal Podcasts to Communicate with Deskless Workers

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Today, more workers than ever are in roles that do not provide them with an office, a desk, or even a computer or email address. Forbes says that more than 2 billion workers work in a deskless environment. So how can employers communicate with those staff, engage them with learning content, and keep them informed? . In today’s episode, Ben interviews Jon Thurmond, an HR leader with Team Fishel, to explore this challenging issue.

Alabama’s New Equal Pay Act: What You Need to Know

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Last week I posted this to my personal Facebook page, but I think it will be relevant to many of the people here as well because other states are adding these on a regular basis (California, Delaware, Atlanta GA, Hawaii, Illinois, and more!)

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.