Tue.Oct 17, 2017

Contractor Makes Stupid Mistake At a Client Site – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Many organizations use contractors and freelancers to get work done. According to the Freelancers Union, freelancers make up 35 percent of U.S. workers and earned close to $1 trillion dollars last year. It’s important for companies to properly manage a contingent workforce. Especially when they make a mistake. Today’s reader note shares a freelancer’s situation: Earlier this month, I got a contracting gig with a respected organization. It’s a good assignment in the low $100’s.

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It Looks Like Medical Prices May Be Increasing in 2018. Here Is Why and What You Can Do to Help Your Business Prepare

Trinet

It’s time to start thinking about open enrollment and benefits renewal. It can be frustrating for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to have to budget for benefits when each year they see significant increases that outpace inflation. So what’s an SMB owner or HR professional to do? This post takes a deeper look at what the PwC annual report identifies as the three inflators and two deflators that are driving health spending increases for 2018.

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Merck KGaA: A Case Study for Organization-Wide People Analytics

Visier

Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, states that in the industrial sector, people, machines, systems, logistics, and products are communicating and collaborating with one another – a revolution known as industry 4.0. Everywhere, applications are accessing data from a wide array of sources such as social media, credit cards, customer loyalty cards, smart metering systems, and personal aid devices – all for the purposes of data analysis.

Cartoon Coffee Break: Halloween Party

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Cartoon Coffee Break " series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon. Header photo: Creative Commons Categories: Company Culture Article Tags: Company Culture

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Merck KGaA: A Case Study for Organization-Wide People Analytics

Visier

Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, states that in the industrial sector, people, machines, systems, logistics, and products are communicating and collaborating with one another – a revolution known as industry 4.0. Everywhere, applications are accessing data from a wide array of sources such as social media, credit cards, customer loyalty cards, smart metering systems, and personal aid devices – all for the purposes of data analysis.

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Merck KGaA: A Case Study for Organization-Wide People Analytics

Visier

Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, states that in the industrial sector, people, machines, systems, logistics, and products are communicating and collaborating with one another – a revolution known as industry 4.0. Everywhere, applications are accessing data from a wide array of sources such as social media, credit cards, customer loyalty cards, smart metering systems, and personal aid devices – all for the purposes of data analysis.

4 common HR mistakes to avoid making in Q4

PeopleStrategy

It happened fast, but the fourth quarter of 2017 is here. This time of year is commonly a mad rush to finish last-minute tasks and to ensure your company can continue to run smoothly amid employee vacations and holiday parties. The fourth quarter is also a critical time for companies to finish the year strong and to prepare for the next year, and human resources professionals have a big influence on how these final three months go.

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#1 Thing Incentive Programs Get Wrong

What is Paul Thinking

As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider subscribing to the the new site by clicking here.

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Understanding the Future of Work with Alec Bashinsky

Everwise

While no one can predict the future, we can certainly do our part to understand where we’re heading and why. And understanding the evolution of work feels like a particularly relevant, modern day challenge. Technological advancement, the gig economy, and an increasingly overworked population are all contributing to a future that can feel murky. Understanding the future of work is something Alec Bashinsky has dedicated much of his 30+ year career to.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Ask These Four Interview Questions to Identify Star Candidates

Hireology

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com , where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your time on people-related functions like recruiting and hiring ; more importantly, it should be spent wisely.

3 Ways To Become a More Modern Leader: Culture, Technology, Innovation

HR Ringleader

If you’re in a leadership position, one of the easiest patterns to fall into is working in past processes. In the short term, this is typically an acceptable practice. In the long term, it can be career suicide. If you’re someone who is stuck in the past, there are ways to overcome any resistance you have toward the modern workplace, how people need to work, how to better interpret data or accepting new technologies and the impact on your work.

How HR Leaders In SMBs Can Make the Shift From Tactical to Strategic

TLNT: The Business of HR

Many HR practitioners who find themselves working in small or medium-sized companies share a common frustration. They complain that their time is spent playing interference between faulty management practices and disgruntled or entitled employees or pitching in and helping with superfluous administrative and office management functions; neither which drive the employment brand or foster employee engagement. Future of HR HR Insights Leadership Strategic HR Strategic Planning Featured

7 strategies to boost your leadership skills through self-awareness

Insperity

What does it take to be a great leader? Honesty, drive, confidence, perseverance – of course, these are all admirable traits of good leaders and there are many more. But what sets great leaders apart from the rest is their willingness to know themselves and others. People with high self-awareness understand what makes them tick and how to respond effectively. They have more direction, purpose, influence and success in their professional and personal lives.

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!

The Two Words That Will Make You a Better Manager

TLNT: The Business of HR

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected. Leadership Featured

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News You Might Have Missed – October 17

Kazoo

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Remote Work: A Productive Perk Worth Keeping. Companies that scale back remote work policies to boost productivity have the wrong idea, our CEO Vip Sandhir tells CIO. Communications Tactics You Should Be Using Internally to Help Your Own Team. People now prefer interacting online rather than face-to-face. Adweek offers solutions for improving communication in the workplace. So Now What?

Are You at Risk of Losing Your Rising Stars?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Rising stars are great performers and a welcomed advantage for any leader. But if you’re not careful with how you manage them , you can easily lose them to another organization. High Potentials High-Performance Workforce Performance & Personality Retention & Engagement Talent Management Featured managers

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Creating a company culture of continuous listening

TinyPulse

Employee Engagement Leadership Communication Company Culture

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.

Light-Industrial-Hiring-Challenges

Allegis Global Solutions

There is a great amount of buzz around about automation or AI in the workplace but one industry has faced automation for many years –the Manufacturing sector. Along with globalization, automation has contributed to the decline of employment in the US Manufacturing sector, which has lost more than 5M jobs over the last 20 years

From HR Buzzwords to Must Have Recruiting Strategies

TalentLyft

In the past few years, HR industry has been going through some major changes. As a consequence, there new terms, strategies and technologies have emerged. Some HR professionals believe these just buzzwords, while others are true believers in the importance of following the latest trends in order to be able to attract and hire best talent. To have them all in one place, I decided to make a list of some of the most common buzzwords everyone is talking about. Read More. HR Trends

What the Enterprise Gets Wrong About Mentoring Programs

Bonfyre

Ever get the feeling your corporate mentoring program might be in need of a mentor itself? Mentoring programs are susceptible to the same pitfalls of many well-intentioned culture investments; lack of leadership participation, resources, time—you name it. But peel away the layers and you’ll find that corporate mentorship has more than a handful of issues. It’s downright broken.

The Basics Of Emotional Intelligence

New to HR

Emotional Intelligence [EI] is the ability to achieve success by controlling and exploiting our emotions and the emotions of others. Numerous studies share how one can achieve success in life with EI. Unraveling these secrets behind our brilliance has been. The post The Basics Of Emotional Intelligence appeared first on New To HR. Coaching & Mentoring Beliefs EI Emotional Intelligence Emotions IQ leadership

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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.

How Employers Can Promote Diversity and Inclusion At Work

Ceridian

This week I’m speaking at Ryerson University’s Inclusivity in STEM Conference. I’ve been asked to speak about barriers that I’ve faced in my career as a result of my identity, and how I’ve worked to overcome them.

Why Startups Desperately Need to Hire Human Resources

Workology

In light of the recent scandals at high-growth startups like Uber and Thinx, we need HR in our organizations from small startups to large corporations. However, HR isn’t just there to be the fashion. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR Human Resources small business startup startups

Employee Engagement: Get Your Staff Excited About Giving

Givinga Blog

Can employee engagement and corporate giving go hand-in-hand? Every year around this time fundraising managers plans for a big outcome. They vow that this time it will be different.

Are shorter attention spans hampering your best efforts In L&D?

looop

“According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer” The Daily Telegraph, 2015. We know this, right? We’ve read the headlines and our Facebook feeds remind us constantly that our smartphones are eroding the attention of our children, our colleagues and, well, everybody!

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.

2018 Pay Budget Increases Remain Flat—with Notable Exceptions

HR Daily Advisor

A new Mercer survey has found that pay budget increases remain about the same as last year—at 2.8%. However, according to a press release on the findings of its 2017/2018 US Compensation Planning Survey, base pay for certain jobs with in-demand skillsets is advancing at a far greater pace, Mercer has found.

The Gig Economy: Distraction from a Real Problem or Disruption to the System?

TalentCulture

Airbnb. TaskRabbit. Fiverr. These companies and many others like them have been recent harbingers of change in the business world. Known as the “gig economy,” this new way of working that allows people—with the click of an app—to earn a little money on the side, when and where they want, appears to be here to stay. In fact, a recent study showed the number of Americans benefiting from alternative work arrangements rose by nearly 10 million between 2005 and 2015.

Creating Better Teams with Authenticity

Talent Anarchy

Your conversations about talent are likely too small. Most managers and HR leaders I interact with talk about talent exclusively on the individual level. Everyone is fighting the so-called “war for talent.” And while engaging and retaining talented individuals certainly matters, we do not do work as individuals. More and more work, decision-making, and problem solving is being done by teams. Does your organization know how to create better, more talented teams? .

HR Professionals Share Challenges, Goals and Tips for Internal Communications

SnapComms

Using technology to improve employee engagement, internal culture and enterprise-wide emergency communications were cited as key priorities for many Human Resource professionals who gathered at last week’s HR Technology Conference , 10th – 13th October 2017, in Las Vegas.