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SMB Employers, Complexity, and Compliance with Jordan Conley on We’re Only Human

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“I had a client that in February of last year had 72 employees, all in Boulder, Colorado. By September of last year, they eliminated their office and went remote. They went from having all their employees in one state to having those same 74 employees, but across 14 different states.” ” Jordan Conley, President, Obsidian HR. . We’re Only Human — Episode 120. . In the United States, approximately 98% of the employers that exist have fewer than 100 employees.

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.

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HR Summer School 2021: Join the Movement for FREE

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Last year was full of uncertainty, and we are hopeful over here in the Eubanks household that 2021 is going to bring more clarity and hope for the future.

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Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

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I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

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?

5 HR Career Questions You Must Answer to Reach the Top of Your Game

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“I’m stuck and I don’t know where to go from here.” ” . I was coaching someone recently that is working to get into a new HR role, and it was a tough situation.

Work Has Changed at DHL – Here’s How The Company is Prioritizing Talent

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“Listening without solving… Is really important, because the tendency for a lot of people is when somebody comes to you with an issue, t he immediate response is to try and find a solution to the problem when in fact that may not be what you need.” ” . Gordon Simpson, SVP Human Resources, DHL Global Forwarding. . We’re Only Human — Episode 117. . Work is changing. We all know it. We’ve seen it.

Are HR consultant jobs a good idea? [Reader Question]

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Today’s question is about HR consultant jobs and whether they are a good career move. . Note: I LOVE to get questions from readers (just like the one below).

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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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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.

Antiracism Forum for Business Leaders: You’re Invited

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Did you know that research shows diversity training doesn’t create better environments for people of color in the workplace? (

Don’t Judge for Feelings, Judge for Actions – Featuring Faye Ekong on We’re Only Human

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“There’s a lot of blame going around. Rumors, gossip, people are on their guard. So this kind of hidden anger and passive aggressiveness that I have seen, [what’s] always an eye-opener with clients is how many people need to be CC’d on any given email. So the more people that are CC’d in anything gives you an indication: there’s a bit of fear, and so that shows that there’s generally low trust.” ” .

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

2021: A Personal Update and a Look Ahead

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If you follow the blog closely you have noticed that I’ve gone a bit quiet in recent months other than episodes of the podcast coming out.

Owning HR’s Cybersecurity Responsibilities with Erika Lance on We’re Only Human

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“I think as HR leaders, one of the biggest things that we have to do is never lose sight of the people.” ” Erika Lance, SVP of People Operations at KnowBe4. . We’re Only Human — Episode 110. . According to research, US-based organizations face an average cost of over $8 million for a cybersecurity breach. . Do we have your attention?

Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race (Book Review)

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A few weeks ago a friend recommended a book called Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race and Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.

Human Benefits for a Human Workforce with Maribeth Bearfield on We’re Only Human

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“What I see is that we’re no longer working from home. We’re living at work. And so how do we help employees work differently?” ” Maribeth Bearfield, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bright Horizons. . We’re Only Human — Episode 114. . In the last year, employers have struggled with how to support workers in a rapidly changing environment. Even today as some things change, others stay the same.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

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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How Do I Create an HR Department When My Company Doesn’t Have One [Reader Question]

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One of the most popular features here is a series answering reader questions. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here.

Stop Anonymizing Employee Feedback–Insights from Joyous on We’re Only Human

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“If this week a leader acknowledges [employee feedback], next week, the person is eight times more likely to participate again than if the leader said nothing the week before.” ” . Ruby Kolesky, Co-CEO and Head of Product, Joyous. We’re Only Human — Episode 113. . What’s your stance on employee feedback and anonymity?

What Software Skills do I Need to Work in HR? [Reader Question]

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Occasionally I get a question from a reader, such as below. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Handling the Clash of Parenting and Work in a Pandemic [Video]

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Last week I had a chance to bring together an amazing panel to talk about how to support parents in a challenging work environment. This conversation featured: Donielle Buie, HR leader in charge of employee wellbeing at the Broad Institute. Shana Sweeney, CHRO of SugarCRM. Jonathan Corke, marketing leader at Bright Horizons. In the video below, you can hear each of these leaders talking about how they are tackling the challenge of supporting parents, regardless of whether work is remote or not.

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#HRSummerSchool: Time for Extra Credit!

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Two weeks ago we ran a live, virtual event that has already been seen by tens of thousands of HR professionals, talent leaders, students, and more.

Supporting Our HR Friends #LookingforWork (#strongerHR: Volume One)

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As I posted a few weeks ago, we have been working on some resources to help those of you in the community that are looking for work right now.

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HRCI Changes Requirements for PHR, SPHR Recertification Starting 2021

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Every so often HRCI, the Human Resources Certification Institute, changes the requirements for its exams. For instance, in 2018 the exam body of knowledge changed the most it had since I got my PHR back in 2009.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

How to Run Virtual HR Events, Find Sponsors, and More: A Guide for Volunteer Leaders

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Note: today’s post is geared towards volunteer leaders at SHRM chapters, ATD groups, HR state councils, event planners, and other membership organizations and associations serving fthe HR/talent professional. If that’s not you, then feel free to: Share with your own local chapter and/or.

Man Receives Pay in Unusual Way: Here’s the Lesson for Employers

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Last week one of the biggest stories in the news was about a Georgia man who received his last paycheck in the form of oil-soaked pennies dumped on his driveway. This has a really, really valuable lesson for HR and business leaders. Here’s a snippet from the story: Credit: CNN. An auto repair shop in Georgia has been accused of delivering a final wage package to a departing employee by dumping a pile of oil-covered pennies on his driveway – 91,500 of them.

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. It makes a great point that we can’t just be data driven or we lose sight of the people behind every metric and number.

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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.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.