Thu.Aug 15, 2019

Why employees don't tell the truth in surveys—and what to do about it


One of the common worries about employee surveys is that people won’t tell the truth. When you spend the money and go through the trouble of doing a survey, you want to believe that you’re getting the truth about what’s going on. Here’s some bad news. People lie on surveys. Sometimes they tell small lies and sometimes they tell big ones. Sometimes they don’t even know they’re lying.

Sleep isn’t just a personal issue, it’s a business imperative


In 2018, organizations spent $366 billion. on employee development. The investment in human capital is warranted, but research suggests that—within this investment—businesses are. neglecting the most powerful, no-cost performance enhancer: Sleep. Sleep is critical to peak performance. In sports, experts suggest. that the most consistent peak performers tend to also be those who. consistently get enough high-quality sleep. This holds true for the. world of work, too.


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Putting the Micro in Microsoft

HRO Today

Microsoft’s micro-internship program delivers learning with a practical touch. By Marta Chmielowicz. The transition from college student to working professional can be challenging for recent graduates. According to McGraw-Hill’s 2018 Future Workforce Survey report, only 41 percent of college students feel well-prepared for their future careers, and 51 percent desire more opportunities for internships and professional experiences.

Retain Employees With Strategic Benefits and Leave Policies


HR leaders will need to ensure that their leave policies for employees are attractive, modern and compliant to retain top talent. Here's how

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Creating an Organization That No One Would Ever Want to Leave

Human Workplaces

I was talking to a small company in upstate New York yesterday about possible culture work, and in the course of the conversation, the prospect stated what I think sums up the fundamental desire of leaders who are now turning their attention to culture. They may not know what culture is, exactly, and they’re not sure how much things like perks, parties, or core values matter, but in the end, they are crystal clear on what they want.

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Using On-Demand Recruiting to Meet Hiring Needs


Finding the right candidate – especially when you need to fill a position fast – is like searching for a particular fish in the ocean. Sure, there might be plenty of fish out there, but they’re not all the same. You can’t afford to hire a great white shark when you work in a dolphin kind of culture (yes, we know dolphins aren’t actually fish. But you get the idea). Recognition recruiting candidate experience candidate process hiring personalization hiring managers on-demand recruiting

Why We Should Embrace Generational Differences in the Workplace

Digital HR Tech

Are generational differences in the workplace a thing or not? Some say they most definitely are, others say they’re an absolute myth. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the current generational diversity in the workplace; what generations make up the global workforce, how do they perceive work and how can organizations benefit from generational differences in the workplace? What’s in? The Silent Generation (born before 1946). Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964).

The Four Distinct Types of Organizational Culture and its Advantages

Vantage Circle

Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.

Top 20 Recruitment Challenges to Tackle in 2020


Check out the list of the top 20 recruitment challenges HR professionals will face in 2020. Are you ready to face them? Our best practice recruiting tips will help you prepare for a challenging time ahead. Read More. Recruitment Marketing

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

How Employee Wellness Impacts Employee Engagement

Quantum Workplace

Employee wellness goes hand in hand with employee engagement. When employees aren’t feeling well, it’s hard for them to stay engaged at work. If an employee is struggling with health or financial issues, they’re more likely to be distracted and unable to give their full attention at work

Employee Burnout: Understanding and Tackling It

Vantage Circle

When a new employee joins in, you might have seen how enthusiastic and full of energy they are at first. But as time passes by, they become part of that unproductive plague, or a situation comes when your employees feel emotionally wasted and are not able to pull off their job?

Employee testimonials are not stories: 8 tips for creating compelling recruitment marketing content

Stories Incorporated

Reading Time: 6 minutes. We love positive sentiments like “I like working here.” ” We are happy for that person! But, an employee testimonial is not a story. . We’re thrilled you have conducted interviews to learn about your employee experience and created content for candidates from your conversations. But, if you’re sharing empty or jargon-y statements that make your storyteller sound good but give zero insight for candidates… it’s not a story.

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Using ONA to Analyze How Managers Impact Employee Experience

Analytics in HR

Managers are 80% of Employee Experience, what can ONA tell us about their impact? Employee Experience is currently a hot topic in HR circles, driven by the need to find new and better ways to improve employer brand and engagement. Undoubtedly one of the most significant drivers for employee experience is an individual’s relationship with their direct manager. Yet this aspect of experience is seldom given the attention it deserves.

Five 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.

Substance abuse & the ADA: What’s tripping up firms now

HR Morning

With so many employers focused on how the legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana might affect them, it’s understandable that companies may be less adept at dealing with worker drug and alcohol use. But the truth is, mishandling these situations can get you in as much legal trouble as not complying with your state’s marijuana laws. Real-world scenarios.

Ep 34 – Politics at Work: Wayfair Employees Walk Out in Protest


Welcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Go Podcast hr HR news politics protest Workplace workplace news workplace politics

A Changing Workplace: Exploring the Intersection of AI and HR

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

By Robin Schooling , Chief People Officer at Strio Consulting. Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a workplace mainstay. A growing number of organizations are embracing these new technologies and it is predicted that one in five workers will have AI as an integrated assistant at work by 2022. One aspect of this is the implementation of AI-based tools to reshape the way companies worldwide manage the hiring process and monitor employee well-being.

Mobility Metrics That Matter

HRO Today

Harnessing the power of data is leading to better decision-making and improved employee satisfaction to boot. By Debbie Bolla. Global mobility has traditionally been a costly investment for organizations. In fact, according to Urban Bound, it costs more than $97,100 to relocate current employees who are homeowners and nearly $73,000 to relocate new hires who own homes.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

6 Suggestions for Writing a Video Description that Will Rank Better


When it comes time to post your latest video, it’s critical to have a good video description to increase the potential views you’ll get. The video description should clearly give your viewers an idea of what the video is about, but can also be a great tool to send viewers to your website or social media. We understand that it can be difficult to write the perfect explainer video description, so we’ve prepared 6 suggestions to help you produce a great description.

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The Data Dilemma

HRO Today

Safeguarding employee privacy is a key concern in today’s digital economy. By Marta Chmielowicz. With the digital economy in full swing, HR leaders are embracing technologies that capture employee data and deliver insights that can be interpreted to better attract, retain, and grow talent. But the flood of numbers pouring in from talent management platforms across the organization carries risk as well as reward.

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What’s the Intent of That Reward Element?

Compensation Cafe

Compensation professionals spend a lot of time figuring out and communicating values. We create formulas, composites, spreadsheets, calculation tools, matrices and charts that are filled with amounts. We discuss percentiles, grades, steps, adjustments, dilution, projections, and insane guesstimates to help people understand why their pay is worth their effort. But so many companies are missing the most important component. Nope, it’s not guiding principles (although you really should have these).

14 Leadership Lessons To Learn From CEO Successes (And Failures)

Forbes Coaches Council

Even today's top CEOs have made a few mistakes along the way. Forbes Coaches Council experts discuss the valuable lessons you should take away from their stories

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Phishing Scams: Don’t Fall Victim


“Dear CFO, I need you to wire $40k to my XYZ bank account. See wiring instructions below. Sincerely, [Business Owner].” While this may look like an obvious scam, imagine you’re the CFO and you receive this email, complete with the right email address and signature from your CFO (owner/CEO/boss). Do you think to question it? Fortunately for this company, the CFO got side-tracked, walked by the business owner’s office, realized he hadn’t sent the wire transfer yet, and apologized for the delay.

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Open Enrollment Essentials: A Few Fast Facts You Should Know


Every year around a certain time, you might hear terms like “deductible,” “co-pay,” and “out-of-pocket” start floating around your office. Employee benefits guides are dug out of desks, serious sounding reminder emails are circulated, and suddenly you find yourself facing an intimidating screenful of health insurance plan charts–the meaning of which you must decipher before a fast-approaching deadline. It’s open enrollment season.

The Labor Department’s Public 401(k) Rule Change: What You Need To Know


There’s no denying that small businesses have historically been at a disadvantage when it comes to offering their employees a retirement plan. This is due in large part to legacy 401(k) providers avoiding small businesses because they’re too difficult for them to turn a profit on. According to Guideline’s research , 90 percent of small businesses—those that employ between 0-99 people—do not offer their employees a retirement plan. That’s concerning.

Paid Parental Leave: How Much Time is Right for Your Company?


Having a paid parental leave policy in place shows that your company really values its employees through all stages of life. As a small business or growing company, it’s important that your compassion for your employees is established. Investing in your employee’s happiness in the early stages of your business shows that you are serious about your employees’ wellbeing as well as their careers. A great benefit package not only creates happy and loyal employees, but it also attracts new talent.

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.

coworker tells me to order more food “for the men,” my email will display a name I don’t go by, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker tells me to order more food “for the men” In the past few months, my coworker “Jane” and I have been in charge of work events, and part of that job is to order the catering.

5 Employee Communication Bad Habits You Need to Break


Whether it’s a quick email, an informal chat by the watercooler, or an official company announcement, every employee communication counts. Unfortunately, bad habits have the potential to slip their way into all forms of employee communication. These are powerful enough to harm the employee experience , performance, and even cause employees to leave. employee communications workplace communication leadership communication

how should I navigate social media connections during a job search?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job at a local media organization. I’m still waiting to hear back from them, but in the past week or so, three people who were in on the interview have followed me on Twitter. I’m not concerned about that — I tweet both personal and professional stuff, but always keep my Twitter free from anything I would be embarrassed for a potential hiring manager to see. I figured since they did that, it was okay to follow them back.