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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.

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.

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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?

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.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

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).

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.

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.

Hire Internal Employees to Drive Engagement and Career Ownership with Jerome Ternynck on We’re Only Human

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“The platform was up and running literally weeks after the pandemic hit. And through this platform they saved 2,000 jobs, so it’s also about saving jobs by redeploying people effectively when the times are needed.” ” Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO, SmartRecruiters. . We’re Only Human — Episode 111. .

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 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

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? (

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.

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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Connecting Healthcare Operations and Recruiting at Mercy on We’re Only Human

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“It’s about understanding that workforce isn’t a recruiting job. It isn’t a leadership job. It’s everybody’s job. If you have needs in the workforce, you must communicate them. And the vehicle to do that is our recruiting team.” ” Betty Jo Rocchio, Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy. . We’re Only Human — Episode 109. .

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Making Magic for Candidates with Paradox.ai on We’re Only Human

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“We are what we call a conversational AI platform, the main product being our AI assistant, which was built with a really simple kind of mission to create magical experiences for candidates.” ” . Josh Zywein, Paradox.ai. . We’re Only Human — Episode 108. . Chatbots aren’t new. Most of us have used them as consumers to get support when we visit a website for a cable or mobile phone provider.

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.

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.

3 Keys to Creating and Becoming a Best Place to Work: Angie Redmon on We’re Only Human

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“What different actions can we take going forward? So whether it was an implementation to our benefits plan or whether it was rolling out a new piece to our onboarding process, let’s do an analysis at the end… Is there anything that could’ve made this better? Just one little thing that we could tweak so that we can learn from this.” ” Angie Redmon, striveHR. . We’re Only Human — Episode 107. .

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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.

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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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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What is the Extended Workforce? Insights from Utmost on We’re Only Human

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“The way work is getting done as increasingly flexible and it gives the worker the power of choice. That choice serves both the worker and the end enterprise.” ” . Dan Beck, COO of Utmost. . We’re Only Human — Episode 106. . Quick, your business needs to fill a talent gap you have, but you don’t want to hire a new staff member. What do you do? Hire a consultant? Pick up a freelancer? Snag an independent contractor? .

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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.

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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#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.

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.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

HR Analyst Day *Podcast Takeover* Featuring Engagedly on We’re Only Human

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“Be gentle with yourself. I think we can all afford a little compassion and we’re often able to give that to others easier than we’re able to give it to ourselves. Give yourself time for introspection to understand what truly motivates you and let that be your first step.” ” Kristin Richter, Engagedly. . We’re Only Human — Episode 105. . This is a special edition of We’re Only Human!

Engaging a Field-Based Workforce-Lessons from Nussbaum Transportation on We’re Only Human

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“You can reconcile accounting, but you can’t always reconcile people.” ” Jeremy Stickling, Chief Administrative Officer at Nussbaum Transportation. . We’re Only Human — Episode 104. . Turnover in some trucking and transportation companies runs nearly 100% a year, meaning they turn over virtually every employee over a 12 month period. But at Nussbaum, the turnover runs under 30% a year.

What is a Good HR Job for Introverts? [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. Today’s question is about how introverts can thrive in the world of HR. . What is a good HR job for introverts? I am somewhat shy and am looking for a way to follow my passion for HR without totally stressing myself out. . Monique.

Empowering Your Internal Experts for Better Learning Outcomes on We’re Only Human

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I really do believe this is a moment for learning and training that could see a transformation that benefits learners. . Simon Greany, Elucidat. . We’re Only Human — Episode 103. . How many times have we in HR and learning been forced to create content in subjects we knew little to nothing about?

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Measuring Productivity in the Modern Workplace: Prodoscore on We’re Only Human

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“We can’t forget about being human.” ” Tom Moran, Chief Strategy Officer, Prodoscore. . We’re Only Human — Episode 102. . When workers gathered to work on assembly lines, productivity was easy: you counted the widgets produced per hour. In the modern workplace, it’s a much harder proposition. How do you know when knowledge workers are really accomplishing what they need to be? .