Thu.Apr 11, 2019

4 Ways to Reduce Bias in the Employee Performance Review

Quantum Workplace

Humans are, by our very nature, prone to bias. There is simply no escaping it. Hard as we try to deny our prejudices and treat everyone fairly, our brains are wired to find mental shortcuts that make processing the world around us easier.

Remote Employees—The Good, The Bad, The Best Practices


When we think about hiring remote employees, we instantly think of all the great benefits it has to offer. Employees don’t have to deal with traffic or worry about parking, they can easily work from any location and often enjoy a more flexible work schedule—to name just a few of the popular perks.

Why HR’s Organizational Structure Matters

HR C-Suite

The work of H.R. is continuously changing. Not only has the Human Resources function been evolving to become a stronger, strategic partner to the business, but new priorities continue to shape what we do and how we do it. Metrics, Analytics, Workforce Planning, Succession Planning, Job Evaluation, Job Design, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Rewards — these […]. Planning Effectiveness HR org chart Organizational structure

The Key to Happy Employees Is a "Holistic" Corporate Culture, MetLife Finds

Cornerstone On Demand

As technology continues to blur the lines between home and the office, employees are looking to their employers for help striking a work-life balance. Understanding this as an employer is integral to creating a positive and productive work environment for workers.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Managing Hiring Managers' High Expectations for New College Graduates

SHRM Resources

How can an entry-level job require three years of experience? And how can new college graduates meet managers' high expectations? Internships and employers' willingness to train new workers may be key. Strategic Human Resource Management Workforce Readiness

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New York City Council Passes Ban on Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana

SHRM Resources

The New York City Council passed legislation April 9, 2019, that bans pre-employment testing for marijuana by a veto-proof margin of 40-4. Regardless, Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign it. Talent Acquisition Compliance Communication Talent Acquisition Communication Drug and Alcohol Testing

Fundamental to Work: Fair Pay


“Sorry I’m late. I got caught up at work. No, I wasn’t busy with anything or swamped with any important projects. I just had to stay there. I literally just had to be in the building.”. This is one side of an actual greeting overheard at a recent social event.

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UK Supreme Court Encourages Second-Chance Employment

SHRM Resources

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (U.K.) will make applying for jobs without disclosing prior multiple convictions easier for people with criminal records. Europe Global HR Compliance Global and Cultural Effectiveness Global Talent Acquisition

These are the 5 Roadblocks to a Digital Transformation


While HR organizations are making progress on improving key digital capabilities, there’s still plenty of work to be done, according to new research from The Hackett Group. The 2019 Key Issues survey , which polled roughly 150 executives in the U.S.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

How US workers dribbled away $12.1B in lost productivity during March Madness


More than a quarter of U.S. employees watched March Madness during work hours in 2019, according to a recent TSheets survey. The impact on business: a loss in productivity worth $12.1 billion. Here’s how we did the math.

The best employee welcome kits


Time to step up your welcome kit for new employees? In this article we went looking for some of the the best onboarding kits for new hires. Below we included inspiration from well known brands as Facebook, Mailchimp and many others to inspire and help you step up your companies new hire package.

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The EEOC just announced its 2018 performance numbers. Here are three things employers need to know.

The Employer Handbook

Aotearoa at Polish Wikipedia [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Spoiler Alert: the Federated States Of Micronesia had zero charges of discrimination. Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its Fiscal Year 2018 enforcement and litigation data.

#RespectWorks: Ensuring Harassment-Free Workplaces


California companies, join this free campaign now! The California Chamber of Commerce is kicking off #RespectWorks , a campaign to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in the workplace.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

OFCCP Opens Consideration for Vets Hiring Recognition Awards

Berkshire Associates

OFCCP is now accepting applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award! This award recognizes federal contractors who have made it their mission to hire, recruit, and retain America’s heroes.

How to Boost Employee Engagement with Eye-Popping, Scroll-Stopping Content


Guest post by FutureComms Partner ScribbleLive. Today’s employees are drowning in a sea of corporate content—endless emails, Slack channels, training manuals, and learning guides, HR forms, company newsletters, and corporate mission statements.

OFCCP Hosts Town Halls for Financial and Legal Industries – Announces Upcoming Information Collection Proposals Among Other Compliance Concerns

Berkshire Associates

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) held two town hall sessions in New York City this week, focused on the financial and legal industries.

Meet Us In Bali For The World’s Largest Remote Work Conference—Running Remote


The typical workplace as we know it is evolving, with more and more employees opting to work remotely. And the growing number of remote workers means businesses have to adapt to adequately meet the needs of their distant employees. That’s why we’re stoked to be teaming up with Running Remote—the world’s largest remote work conference—in … Continue reading. The post Meet Us In Bali For The World’s Largest Remote Work Conference—Running Remote appeared first on Trainual.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

How Transformational Leaders Build Better Cultures

Business2Community Leadership

Company culture isn’t set by any one person. Rather, it’s something that emanates from the entire team. With that said, leaders invariably set the tone and establish some of the core cultural values.

Foundational Skills that Become More Important as You Rise in Your Career

Burning Glass Technologies

The term “foundational skills” implies that they are something you only use at the beginning of your career. But Burning Glass Technologies research shows that the New Foundational Skills actually gain in value as your career progresses.

High-volume hiring for startups: 7 tips for success


How do you double, triple or even quintuple the size of your staff virtually overnight without making bad hiring decisions ? Whether you’re hiring for startups or recruiting for a larger company expanding a burgeoning department, finding the right people can make or break your business. Time is of the essence, and there is little margin for error. Hiring strong employees is a challenge under normal conditions, and it only becomes exponentially more challenging when a business is scaling rapidly.

AI and its role in the Recruiting Process – John Sumser at Elmhurst College (Video)

HR Examiner

In this twenty-minute presentation, John Sumser covers AI and its role in the Recruiting Process at Elmhurst College. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this video. Post your comments on or John’s YouTube Channel » Transcript.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Update and upgrade by taking a STEM or Left Brain Colleague to coffee!

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Once a week, take a STEM or Left Brain Colleague to coffee! Yes, I am not crazy. I have not lost my marbles. Oh, and if you are reading this post, and happen to be one of those STEM or Left Brain professionals, you know what your mission is.

What Two Funny TV Ads Teach Us About Trust

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Open communication fosters respect and eventually trust because people who trust one another become people of influence and power. Easy to infer, but difficult to instill. Trust breeds on itself but it can only flourish when people are willing to put it into practice


M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. FUNDING. This week’s fundings: $48M+. Make School raises $15 million for its pay-for-performance computer science program.

Employer Branding Strategies from Working at Uber, WeWork and Autodesk


If you’re into employer branding, you’re in for a treat. Below is my interview with Andrew Levy. Andrew and I first met in 2012 at a TMP Worldwide/Intuit vendor day. Jason Webster of Ongig/Glassdoor/Greenhouse fame was there too.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.