Thu.Nov 29, 2018

11 simple steps to improve your employer branding


A strong, positive employer brand can really make your organisation stand out in the competition hiring market. Deploy some or all of these ideas to boost your branding. Employers should always be open to using new and different strategies to help them recruit the best new talent.

How to Give Your Employees More Control Over Their Schedules


Employees are increasingly demanding cultural fit over remuneration when it comes to the roles they choose. Businesses therefore need to find ways to demonstrate the kinds of businesses they are – whom they employee, what they value, and what their plans are for the future.

7 Steps to Fixing a Broken HR Department!

The Tim Sackett Project

Almost any HR leadership position you’ll ever interview for is the organization wanting you to come in and fix it. Almost always they’re hiring a new HR leader because someone believes HR is broken. So, you tell them this plan. You’ll get hired. You’ll fix it. You’ll send me a note to thank me! I had a friend start a new HR leadership position recently. When I spoke to her the other day, she talked about how the department she has inherited is completely broken.

ICYMI: Why Millennials Quit (And How to Keep Them Around)

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular articles every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series. Keep reading for November's top stories.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Prediction: Organizations will rethink work for a more productive workforce.

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Kathi Enderes on November 29, 2018. The world of work has become incredibly complex. Workers are trying to navigate a maze of hierarchies, work processes, and never-ending new communication methods that are all meant to make them more productive, but ultimately having the opposite effect.

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10 Reasons to Reconsider the Traditional Annual Review

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s that time of the year again: time for annual performance reviews. Do you wish you could change it? Turn it into something less time consuming, and more meaningful? While it may seem safer to stick with the familiar, holding on to an outdated process may be hurting you more than you think.

Tight Labor Market Got You Down? We Can Help.

Employment Metrix

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century, with the jobless rate dropping to just 3.7 percent.

Not Getting the Right Answers? Try Asking the Right Questions

TLNT: The Business of HR

Humans are curious by nature. At work, it’s normal for HR professionals, managers, and team members to ask and answer hundreds of questions a day — and the way we ask and answer questions is important for our projects’ success. HR Communications Talent Management Featured

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Why Should Analytically-Minded HR Professionals Learn to Use R

Analytics in HR

For HR professionals, the melding of data science and HR practice is a relatively recent thing. It’s a complex relationship – HR professionals aren’t necessarily data scientists, and vice versa.

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.

Make Disability a Part of Your 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility

TLNT: The Business of HR

It seems like the holiday season gets marketed earlier with each passing year. This year, I had barely closed the door on my last trick-or-treater when I started seeing and hearing ads announcing that the holiday season, or rather shopping season, had arrived!


The Impact of Transparency on Performance Goals


When performance goal setting and achievement happens in the dark – that is, between an employee and his or her manager only – it’s a missed opportunity to make goals a main motivator for better performance across the organization. Today we’re talking about how to make performance goals count.

Employee survey comments: How to interpret and take action


One of the great benefits of employee surveys is that they allow companies to collect feedback at scale. However, surveys can’t replace face-to-face conversations.

'Because I Said So' Management is Weak Leadership


Whether you’re an upstart manager or seasoned executive, leaders are expected feel comfortable “making the call.” But decision making is inherently hard—it’s no coincidence that the subject has been dissected by authors and business psychologists for over a century.

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.

Workplace Dress Codes: What Tech Companies Teach Us about Attire and Attitudes [Infographic]


How to Nurture Your High-Potential Employees


With 6 million job openings and about half of U.S. employees contemplating a job change, the hiring market seems straightforward. But before launching a broad search for candidates, take an objective look to evaluate how well your company leverages its internal talent pool.

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3 Ways Leadership Can Establish Company Culture

Great Place to Work

Is That Holiday Party Really Worth It?


No, it's not. There's a lot of better ways to spend that money in the spirit of the holiday. Holiday Parties


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.

Why Your Employees are confused about their Customer Retention Roles

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Can we talk? Your employees are confused about their customer retention roles. And if your employees are confused, think about how their confusion translates. Into customer experiences, customer success and customer retention.

The Benefits of Establishing a Job Shadowing Program for Employees


Organizations looking for ways to enhance the skills of their workforce should consider a job shadowing program for employees


The Naughty & Nice Lists of Company Holiday Parties

Close HR Connections News & Insights

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Time to celebrate the holiday season along with the successes of the past year. Celebrations are a great way to work on team building. However, if not monitored, sometimes things, people, and situations can get out of hand.

How To Organize an Annual Daily Employee Raffle


How to Organize a Daily Employee Raffle. Tammy Cohen , PHR, SHRM-CP. November 29 2018. My daughter and I have a tradition. We go out on Black Friday and shop for all the best deals: everything from KitchenAid Mixers to DeWalt power tools.

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.

Bringing Happiness & Positivity at Workplace


In our last blog –“ Work life balance is a lie ” we stressed upon the fact that it’s important to be happy at the workplace and not really seeking so called Work life balance.

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Talent management: 8 ways to reshape your people strategy

HR Zone

Development. 8 ways to reshape your people strategy

Introducing SilkRoad Connections Keynote Speaker Polly LaBarre


Just announced! We are excited to welcome Polly LaBarre as a keynote speaker at SilkRoad Connections 2019! Polly is a co-founder of the Management Lab, a “think-and-do” tank dedicated to rebooting management for the 21st century.

What is the 50-employee threshold?

Genesis HR Solutions

Congratulations! Your small business is growing and getting very close to reaching the 50-employee mark. This is an exciting milestone–but one that should be giving you pause as an employer. Here’s why. Reached the 50-employee threshold and freaking out about regulations?

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.