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5 Ways to Practice Disability Inclusion #NDEAM


Photo credit: © Disability:IN Each October, the US Department of Labor (DOL) observes the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign celebrates the contributions made by workers with disabilities and also raises awareness about the issues they face in employment. According to reports from the World Health Organization and the World Bank , over a billion people live with some form of disability.

How to Optimize Workplace Conversations for Better Business Success


Effective communication in workplace environments isn’t always easy, as the traditional annual performance review illustrates. If you only meet once a year, both manager and employee are often guarded and defensive — hardly the best mental state for real, meaningful communication. Under such circumstances, misunderstandings and conflicts are possible, and many an employee has left an annual review confused or angry as a result.

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How HR Can Apply Learnings from an Exit Interview


How to Apply Learnings from an Exit Interview. While exit interviews have become a requisite part of the employee offboarding process, they should be viewed more as a valuable opportunity for HR managers to glean key information as to the reasons that employees leave their positions.

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Trending Soon 2020: Accessibility, Balance, and Adaptability

Ultimate Software

Every year, about this time, my colleagues and I reflect on the experiences and circumstances that made the greatest impression on us thus far in 2019, how those forces have shaped our work-lives and those of our customers, and most importantly, we begin to think about what the coming year will hold for people and organizations across the globe. We also explore the major trends impacting industries and disciplines other than HR and relate those trends to the world of work.

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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.

How to Create the Perfect Work/Life Balance?

Take It Personel-ly

One of the most challenging things of “adulting” is making that transition into work life. You’d see most elders keep telling young adults to find that work/life balance, to just do it somehow, and while we nod our heads listening to their advice, thinking that it makes sense. But how are you supposed to find […].

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How to Optimize Workplace Conversations for Better Business Success


Effective communication in workplace environments isn’t always easy, as the traditional annual performance review illustrates. If you only meet once a year, both manager and employee are often guarded and defensive — hardly the best mental state for real, meaningful communication. Under such circumstances, misunderstandings and conflicts are possible, and many an employee has left an annual review confused or angry as a result.

Why Repelling Talent Is the Best Employer Brand Strategy

The Muse

Charlotte Marshall, Global Employer Brand Lead at Danaher Corporation, shares her expert insight and advice on employer branding, plus what she's learned from building and launching brands at five different Fortune 500 organizations. Employer Resources

The Key Differences between Direct and Indirect Procurement


Direct and indirect procurement are both crucial in business growth. Though they are different functions that require unique approaches and systems, understanding the similarities and differences between the two will eventually help you plan for a successful supply chain and spend management policies. Direct procurement involves the purchasing of goods, materials, and services directly associated with the production of goods and services that a company is providing.

Customer Experience Strategy – 30 Ways to go about


I bet every business guru you turned to advised you to create a customer experience strategy to enhance customer experience, didn’t they? Yes, they sure did!! I am not about to tell you that they were wrong. They couldn’t be more right. It’s a universal truth and everybody in the business stands by it. Then let me ask you, why is it that some companies are more successful than the rest? Why is it that some companies grow and grow? Well, there is a trick involved. Want to know what that trick is?

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.

Republishing: Friend or Foe

marenated HR

By Madison Knopik: For those of you who are unfamiliar with republishing, let’s break it down. Republishing is when you take content already published and republished it onto another site. By doing this the right way, you can help your blog pieces gain traction and hit a broader audience; perhaps you may get a few subscribers. Dive into this comprehensive guide on republishing. Want to increase traffic to your blog? Check out how #republishing may help in @RedBranch’s latest blog: Click To Tweet.

The Top 5 Small Business Health Insurance Options in 2020


The cost of health care isn’t just something impacting individuals and their families—it also affects businesses that want to prioritize employee health benefits. Small businesses are the most vulnerable to these costs. Over the past 15 years, the per-employee cost for employers providing group health insurance increased nearly 200 percent—from around $2,200 to about $6,440.

Social Round-Up: These Are A Few of our Favorite Updates


We're at the end of another exciting week at Benefitexpress. Whether you attended our FMLA webinar, downloaded our new HRA cheat sheet, or are preparing for ACA reporting season, we've compiled a few of our top favorite social media status updates below. This week's round-up topics include: ACA reporting tips. 4 types of HRAs. Top benefits administration vendor list. Employee onboarding strategy best practices. Increasing employee engagement and satisfaction. Social Round-Up

Workplace horror stories we wish were not real


When we were kids, we used to share scary stories with our friends. And, more often than not, we would exaggerate a little bit (or a lot) to make the story juicier. But, now, as grownups, we still have some scary tales to tell; only this time, they come from the workplace, and they’re 100% real. We asked a few people to share their most terrifying work experiences and their answers got us mixed feelings: from giggles and tears of joy to goosebumps and facepalms.

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!

20 Employee Engagement Tips Employers Shouldn’t Ignore

Semos Cloud

Category. 20 Employee Engagement Tips Employers Shouldn’t Ignore. Higher employee engagement leads to more productive workplaces. Moreover, employers with highly engaged employees attract new talent and retain existing employees much easier. October 25, 2019. By Kristina Martic. Our employee engagement tips will help you build a healthy workplace in which your employees will love working.

More Employees Quit Because They Don’t Like Their Boss


Quitting due to your boss is more common than you may think. Unfortunately, many workers have dealt with a bad boss in their career, and in some cases, even quit their job because of them. This kind of employee turnover is more common than you may think, and if you are losing a lot of talented employees, you should make sure your managers are not driving them away. Almost half of professionals (49 percent) have quit a job because of a bad boss, according to an October 8, 2019, Robert Half survey.

What is Contribution Margin & Why Do You Need It?


As a business owner you’re most likely concerned about how much you’re profiting. You’re probably used to looking at your profit margin , which calculates how much your sales revenue exceeds your cost, but to get a more in-depth idea of how much a specific product is contributing to your profit, you need to calculate the contribution margin. . If you don’t understand what exactly that means, you’re not alone. Many business owners don’t have a firm grasp on the difference between the two terms.

Performance Management Software | What You Need to Know

Astron Solutions

As your business grows, performance management can (and should) become a key area of concern. Stronger teams, smarter processes, and more adaptable approaches can all give your small business a cutting edge to succeed and grow sustainably. As one category within the broader area of talent management , performance management strategies and tools can play a significant role in helping your organization grow.

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.

5 Areas You Can Use Tech to Boost Your Small Business Marketing

Effortless HR

Technology has a reputation of being cold and impersonal, the kind of thing that can stand in the way of developing deep, long-lasting relationships. This is bad news for marketing, which is all about making a connection. However, used right, technology can actually work the other way. It can provide the perfect tool for boosting your small business marketing. . In fact, tech becomes crucial for building a small business.

4 Ways To Stretch Your Product’s Life Cycle


Constantly evolving technology and changing consumer tastes mean today’s companies must be better than ever at developing new products and managing established ones. Understanding the various stages through which products typically pass is key to ensuring your product’s longevity. Product Innovation

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?


We talk a lot about competency management at Avilar. It makes sense. After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. But recent conversations with leaders who are new to competency management remind us that it can be helpful to take a step back. Get back to the basics. Reflect on our roots.

Create a Positive Workplace Culture For Your Employees


Every successful organization has a dynamic workplace culture, which is often led by an effective leader. It is important to understand that workplace culture is not only about the behavior of its employees but also about the values […]. Employee Engagement

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.

10 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Automation Advantages

Asure Software

If you’re handling your company’s employee benefits open enrollment manually, your frustration is felt. It’s progressively more difficult every year.… … The post 10 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Automation Advantages appeared first on Asure Software. HCM Uncategorized Benefits employee benefits Health and Insurance HR human capital management human resources open enrollment

How Ginger Zee Finds Calm Among the Chaos

Thrive Global

“I was in constant search for chaos,” ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee tells Arianna Huffington on the Thrive Global Podcast about her struggle with mental health. Together, the two have a powerful and candid conversation. Growing up in western Michigan, watching violent storms ignited Zee’s passion for the weather.

7 Tips For Choosing The Right Workplace Harassment Course For Your Organization

EverFi - HR

Organizations know they must provide a workplace harassment course for their employees—both to help stem the tide of inappropriate behavior and to meet legal requirements. Unfortunately, many also know that much of the training that has been delivered in the past has been woefully ineffective. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that some of the training that has historically been provided may actually even be counter-productive. .

Why Should We Care About Emotional Intelligence?

Thrive Global

Most of us growing up weren’t explicitly taught how to manage our emotions. In school, we learned the functional skills, but the social-emotional skills had to be learned through our own experience. A lot of the lessons were laid out for us by teachers, and all we had to do was follow instructions, memorize things, and regurgitate it out to prove aptitude. But rarely were we taught to think for ourselves, to think creatively, to be expressive in our own ideas and opinions.

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.

13 Benefits-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas


If you’re still not sure what to wear to your office Halloween party tonight, we thought we’d share a few benefits-themed costume ideas. You’re welcome. #1. The Affordable Scare Act Wear a werewolf mask. Cover yourself in 1,990 pieces of paper. Hand out Band-Aids and Vitamin C. #2. The FSA Go trick or treating in […]. The post 13 Benefits-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas appeared first on Fun Stuff Blog Posts Just for Fun


How to Make the Most of Your Morning and Evening Commutes

Thrive Global

Commuting can be annoying and tedious — yet many of us do it twice a day. Research has found that commuting can lower mood, heighten stress levels, and have a “spillover” effect. In other words, our commutes can impact how we perform and feel at work, at home, and in other facets of our lives. It’s no wonder employees are seeking out more flexible work schedules or, at the very least, ways to make their morning and evening journeys less irritating and more productive.

FREE Webinar - OFCCP’s Educational Institutions Technical Assistance Guide – A Practical Interpretation

Berkshire Associates

Join us on November 6, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST to learn more about the OFCCP’s Educational Institutions Technical Assistance Guide. Berkshire's Higher Education Consulting Specialists Sybil Randolph, Julie Dominguez, and Michiko Clark will lead us through a breakdown of the key concepts in this guide and offer insights on how they may impact your day-to-day work. Register today! Affirmative Action Affirmative Action Webinars All Webinars OFCCP