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Restaurants: an easy target for lawsuits

Workuments

Running a restaurant has always been tough and compliance with ever-changing laws has been challenging. In fact, activities related to compliance are often overshadowed by daily operational challenges – the key to survival. And even when compliance does receive enough attention, the restaurant faces lots of gotchas, ways for employees and lawyers to exploit the system. This made restaurants an easy target.

6 Ways an HR System Can Help The Traditional Hospitality Industry Gain A Competitive Edge

Workuments

Technology advancements within the last decade have brought huge competition within the hospitality industry. With companies such as Airbnb and HomeAway, a new mainstream threat has been placed on hospitality and the traditional getaway experience. These companies that advertise vacation home rentals are beginning to take over the market, forcing hotels to lower their nightly rates and ultimately losing money throughout the year.

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4 HR Challenges That Can Be Improved Upon In The Retail Industry

Workuments

The retail industry is constantly changing. From the e-commerce revolution to the rapid increase in competitors such as Walmart and Amazon, retail has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. When it comes to retail, everything begins and ends with the customer experience, and yet many corporations are still struggling to develop their business processes around the customer journey.

6 Ways to know if you should change your HRMS

Workuments

A Human Resource Management System is a key part of any organization. With the ability to handle many business functions including: recruiting, onboarding, time and attendance, scheduling and performance management, many businesses have already integrated a system into their workflows.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

4 Ways Non-Profits Can Sustain Growth For Years To Come

Workuments

Non-profits are one of the most fastest growing industries in the US today. Many believe that this has to do with the rise of millennials joining the workforce and having the need to work for a “bigger cause” and “make a difference”. Regardless of the reason, there are many things that should be celebrated about this new interest in the non-profit sector such as more attention to important missions and more resources available than before.

Core Hr: Is Your Organization Ready?

Workuments

Human Resource Management Systems are powerful tools that help organizations manage employee records, select and recruit candidates from talent pools, improve accuracy with time and attendance and take back control of scheduling. But even with these benefits many organizations have yet to invest in an automated HR software because they simply don’t know when the time is right.

How HR Can Build A Stronger Workforce Within The Construction Industry

Workuments

Construction workers are trained to be prepared for unexpected challenges or problems on the job. They have been instructed on what to do if certain events occur that includes: who to call, the degrees of importance and what to do until help arrives. But what about the construction company itself? Have they made a strategy for their entire company on what to do for the business when certain challenges arise?

Workforce 2.0

Workuments

Welcome to the new workforce. They are mobile. They don’t want to see PCs. They are virtual. They expect technology to let them work the same way they would in the office. They still want to get involved and feel in on things, but they don’t need to see your physical eyes to perform. They are social. They break privacy barriers and share what they had for lunch with everyone in the world. They look at loyalty to their employer differently. They demand more.

Laws Of Modern Design

Workuments

The year is 2016 and companies are still talking about mobile. Yes, mobile is important. Yes, it’s functional. Yes, it needs to be done. But it’s old news. Smart phones are now 10 years old and tablets will soon reach the age of dinosaurs in technology years. Companies that still stress about mobile won’t be here tomorrow because they spend too much time thinking about today. In fact, many of these companies have a lot of catch up to do to even meet today’s requirements.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Managing Beyond Talent

Workuments

Think about a company. Its purpose is to make money and help the owners and investors execute the vision. It is definitely not a company’s purpose to employ people. People are a tool, not a goal. Just like company owners buy technology to perform certain tasks, they “buy” people to execute tasks technology can’t. Every department in the company is there to help the company achieve its financial goals.

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

4 Tips For Making Every One-On-One Meeting Count

15Five

The most powerful coaching tool a manager has is a one-on-one meeting. These meetings are dedicated time for managers to learn important information about their employees and offer useful feedback in real-time.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

HR Bartender

Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Business Timing Is About More Than Getting an Approval

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at UKG – Ultimate Kronos Group. Formed by two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos.

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

Pilot Groups or Sandboxes: Which Is Better for Your Implementation

HR Bartender

It’s always a good idea when we’re creating change or implementing something new to make every attempt to mitigate our mistakes. In software development, many organizations use a process called agile to do that. Agile is when a larger process is broken down into smaller steps or milestones.

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10 Must-Ask Questions To Supercharge Your Leadership

15Five

When I talk about 15Five’s mission, I like to say that we are in the business of employee feedback. Because when it comes to enacting positive change, managers are most effective when they’re aware of what’s really going on around them.

5 Components for Successful Organizational Analytics

HR Bartender

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) People Analytics Conference. During one of the sessions, speaker Jack Phillips shared five components for successful organizational analytics, and I wanted to share those with you.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Yes, People Are Checking Out Your Video Background

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you a question about “ checking out a person’s video background during a call ” and you can see how you responded above. Honestly, this is not a surprise to me. And it shouldn’t be to you either. What’s in the background during your video calls says something about you.

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The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember. Fast forward to today, I still carry a notebook with me to jot down ideas. The good news is that I ran across some notes from a presentation about the future of HR that I want to share with you.

Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It

HR Bartender

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage.

How 12,000 People Came Together to Create UKG

Ultimate Software

In April, we announced to you and the world that Ultimate Software and Kronos had officially completed their merger. Then we shouted from the virtual rooftops on August 28 that we would soon be moving forward under a new, unified name: UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Create a Learning Organization with These 4 Skills Based Activities

HR Bartender

(Editor’s note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software.

13 Questions To Solicit High-Quality Employee Feedback

15Five

In business, we are often so results-focused that we can discourage the outside-the-box thinking that drives innovation. But curiosity is vital for building thriving companies and for fostering healthy relationships between managers and co-workers.

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Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by? our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, 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.

Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months. Regardless of your situation, you should be thinking about your career and how to position yourself for opportunities. There’s a saying in recruiting, “Always be closing.” Well in career development it’s “Always be ready.”

One-On-One Meetings Begin With Your Self Awareness As a Manager

15Five

One of the most effective manager practices to improve employee performance is the one-on-one meeting. Using these meetings purely as a performance check-in, though, is a wasted opportunity, especially in a remote work environment where relationships suffer without regular (video) facetime.

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace. Currently, I work as an HR generalist in a team of 2, taking care of 110 employees.

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3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Be sure to check out the Kronos HR & Payroll eSymposium scheduled for May 6, 2020 – a single day of learning focused on pressing business issues. Enjoy the article!). I don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining how workplace norms are changing quickly and frequently.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.