Mon.Dec 31, 2018

The Coming Year.


I remember gathering at a friend’s house in 1999 for New Year’s Eve. The party was very casual and the crowd was made up of several couples with many little kids running around.

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How To Help Your Employees Reach Their Potential – #NewYear

Take It Personel-ly

Being the individual in charge does not mean that your days should be spent sitting behind a desk. You are responsible for your employees and discovering what they can bring to the business. The best leaders not only improve themselves, but those around them. Here are a few ways you can help your employees reach […].

Corporate Social Responsibility: What Is It & Who Cares About It?


The primary focus of business has always been to make a profit. Yet, a new school of thought has recently emerged: What if corporations could also play a role in making positive changes to society and the environment?

Top 18 People Analytics Articles of 2018: Great Power, Great Responsibility


Over the past year, the full power of people analytics has come into focus. More organizations climbed up the people analytics maturity curve and gained new insights into business-critical trends related to employee job progression and performance.

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.

Discovering Pez

The People Equation

What An Interactive Candy Teaches Us About Leadership and Coaching. Christmas time always provides many fun memories and this year was no exception. Santa left Pez dispensers in my kids’ stockings—for the first time. My daughter was very excited to try out her new Pez “toy”.

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More Trending

Enough already! The truth in these 10 advices we are all tired of hearing about customer feedback system.


Who likes advice? No one! Who needs advice? Everyone! A hard situation to be, isn’t it? And now you get advised online too. Everybody claims this is the best thing for you. Could that be true?

7 Ways Conversational AI is Replacing Web Forms on Your Website


There has been a fair amount of hype surrounding conversational interfaces or conversational UI lately and for good reason. Interfaces that allow users to interact with the machines using natural language processing either by talking or writing – akin to human-to-human conversations.

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Looking Back on 2018 at Justworks: New Product Features & Tools


2018 was a busy year at Justworks. Among other things, we’ve fielded a ton of questions from our customers across the country. We take those calls, emails, and messages to heart, and use customer feedback to help us inform how we can improve our products and services.

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Going Through Your No’s Before Getting to Your Yes

Workplace Psychology

One year ago on December 20, 2017, I flew half way across the U.S. to interview for a position at a very famous tech company in northern California. I had to miss my daughter’s Christmas program because this was one of those opportunities that you just didn’t pass up.

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.

5 Ways Candidate Screening and Food Photography are Basically the Same Thing

General Information Services

Have you seen that great video floating around LinkedIn that reveals the trade-tricks of food photographers? You probably never realized that those burgers we see in ads are actually held together with sponges and toothpicks to make them look bigger and more appetizing.

Navigating a Leadership Slump

Government Executive

There are a number of strategies you can employ to get beyond this unhappy state. Management - Promising Practices

Top MarTech Predictions for 2019: 11 Experts Share Their Vision


MarTech Advisor | December 28, 2018. The post Top MarTech Predictions for 2019: 11 Experts Share Their Vision appeared first on SocialChorus.


Legacy Leaders – The Road to Real Impact

Dynamic Team Solutions

Legacy leaders, those longstanding employees at organizations who have worked their way through various positions into leadership-level roles, influence the entirety of the company. Whether they lead well or poorly has an effect on everyone.

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 to Discover & Leverage Your Ecommerce Niche

Take It Personel-ly

If you’re new to the world of ecommerce – or even if you’ve been around the block before – you might not have a full grasp of what it means to define your niche. Essentially, this is the specific target market you’re trying to enter with your online store. Many people new to the ecommerce […].

HDHPs Enrollees More Engaged, Financially Stable


A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates highlights the behavior and attitudes of health care consumers with high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

Authenticity in an era focused on Artificial Intelligence


The recruiting process for potential candidates has become more sophisticated with the increase in artificial intelligence (AI) by using complex algorithms to sort through data.

Adieu 2018

Fastfood HR

I have been away for a long time and it has been on purpose. While 2018 started out relatively calm, the only way for me to categorize the back half of the year is simply “Annus Horribilis” (which for those keeping score is Latin for “shitty year”). Now don’t get me wrong, there were several bright spots. For instance, at work, several of our students got excellent jobs with amazing firms, we beat most of our goals and hit record numbers.

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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.

most popular posts of 2018

Ask a Manager

Here are the posts that interested people the most this year, via two lists: the most commented on posts and the most viewed posts. Most commented on posts of 2018: (doesn’t include open threads or “ask the readers” posts, which otherwise would hold many of the top 10 places). Coworker was fired for a Facebook post, restricting access to a kosher kitchen, and more. I got in trouble because my coworker saw maxi pads in my car, and more.

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Next Level Honesty

HR Examiner

“Next level honesty is grappling with a reality that we often initially resist due to our fear of tension or conflict.” –Dr. Todd Dewett. by Dr. Todd Dewett. Most individuals do not reach their potential. One key explanation is lack of self-awareness.

update: how important is it to answer every question perfectly during a job interview?

Ask a Manager

This is the last update in “where are you now?” month, where all December I’ve been running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here’s a happy update from a letter-writer from four years ago! I wrote in to ask an interview question back in July of 2014, and then again sent an update in December that same year. I wanted to write you now, four and a half years later, to give you a final update and tell you just how much your blog has changed my life. .

Your journey to People Analytics makes you cry?

Littal Shemer

Your journey to People Analytics makes you cry? Communicate to avoid the tears. Did you ever cut an onion while cooking? If you did, I bet it made your eyes tear.

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.

The Future of HR Analytics


Artificial intelligence is changing the workplace; in fact, it’s likely changing yours today. Data Science

How to impress in interviews

Effortless HR

Interviews are tough. The pressure of being in a formal setting, facing your potential boss and talking about yourself can all lead to interview anxiety. Feeling nervous leads to mistakes in what you say, do and how you act.

Want To Live Your Dream Life And Have Your Dream Job?

New to HR

Here Are Some Tips No one wants to spend their life doing some job that they ultimately hate and find unfulfilling, in the hope that the income they attain as a result will make up for the general disappointment of. The post Want To Live Your Dream Life And Have Your Dream Job?


Stepping into the Startup Storm? Make Sure to Budget for Background Checks!

General Information Services

The idea of starting your own business hasn’t lost its appeal, as is evident by the growing number of startups popping up not only in Silicon Valley, but all over the world. On top of that, two out of three startups believe that 2018 will continue to be a productive year, with the number of [.].

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.