Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Perks have lost their luster? No kidding!


There’s a better way to shine as an employer. Posted by Melanie Langsett , Garry Spinks , and Naomi Bradley on January 9, 2019. We’ve seen a flurry of articles recently describing why perks are becoming passé.

Everything you need to know about workplace friendships


Your workplace is where you spend the majority of your day, so it’s not surprising that you might form strong bonds, even long-term friendships with your colleagues. Maintaining friendships with people at work is not only socially healthy, it’s also a great way to learn about areas of the business outside of your team, expertise, and skill set. Plus, it makes work a little bit more fun

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More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake


Flexible work schedules are increasingly more common in modern workplaces. According to the 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report , 30% of employers view flexible work schedules as a top three solution to address mental health issues for employees. There is no shortage of data showing the benefits and costs of flexible work schedules. Corporate Wellness

The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Most of Your Organization’s Data?

Ultimate Software

Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “ Big Data Executive Survey ” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012.

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The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

2019 Talent Trends: Don't Believe the Hype.

Allegis Global Solutions

Industry News & Views

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Recruiting Trends to Watch for in 2019

HR Morning

If you thought recruiting top talent was tough going in 2018, experts predict 2019 will be even tougher. . Because today’s increasingly competitive recruiting challenges are set against a backdrop of ever-changing, more sophisticated and even more costly recruiting trends. Here is the short list of trends to watch for, so that you can position yourself for success by better preparing for and prioritizing your recruiting resources in the coming year.

Do People Leave Managers? 3 People Leaders Respond


The US unemployment rate is at an all-time low for the current workforce. There are more job openings than there are people looking for work. When it comes to winning the talent war, experts say recruiting alone will fail — you must put programs in place that retain employees, because the work environment you create will also attract talent. WEBINAR: Thinking Outside the Perks: Recruiting and Retention to Improve Employee Tenure.

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Inspiring Success in Others

DISC Assessments

We have all heard the saying: birds of a feather flock together. When it comes to success, nothing could be more true – successful people surround themselves with other successful people. Furthermore, successful people typically have role-models whom they have worked very hard to emulate in their own lives.

am I doing dog-friendly wrong, do I still need printed copies of my resume, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Am I doing dog-friendly wrong? I recently started a job at a dog-friendly office and I love the option to bring my dog to work with me sometimes. While I don’t bring him every day, I do it more than I anticipated because it’s just such a nice perk. Most of the dogs at work are old and very relaxed — they don’t stray too far from their owners and they don’t really have much energy.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Ep 164 – Best of the Workology Podcast, Pt 2


Welcome to the Workology Podcast and thank you to our sponsor, ClearCompany. It’s January of 2019 and I, like many others, use this time early in the year to plan, organize, and reflect which is why. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Welcome to the Workology Podcast and thank you to our sponsor, ClearCompany.

Don't Just Write a Business Case, Tell A Story: Part 2 of 3 - Defining Business Impact

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

In the first piece of this series , we focused on being reflective, or more specifically, reflecting on the priorities of your company’s business and how your people-focused priorities support the needs of the business. In part two of this series, we focus on getting to the ‘So What, which involves building a case for certain software investments.’ STEP 2: Get to the ‘So What’ Companies are like personalities; each one is unique.


2019 – Time for wellbeing to go mainstream?


Many organisations are talking about wellbeing. It is perhaps the current ‘must have’ feature of the employee engagement mix. With high levels of mental ill-health impacting most organisations, similarly high degrees of change in almost every business and sector and the continued challenge of low employee engagement globally, it isn’t surprising to find organisations looking to solutions – and wellbeing may well seem to fit the bill.

can I warn people about my horrible boss?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: The year before I started law school, I worked for a lawyer who was a solo practitioner. I was a legal assistant (she referred to me as an “administrative assistant” on payroll, but as a “paralegal” when billing clients for my time).

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How HR Technology is Reshaping the Hiring Process for Job Candidates


It is now harder than ever to attract and hire top talent with the US unemployment rate at 3.7%, a historic low and one some consider full-employment. Ninety percent of CHRO’s say that competition for critical talent will increase over the next 12 months and 30% of organizations have already taken steps to revamp their talent acquisition strategies in part by removing standard education requirements from their recruiting profiles.


I don’t want to become the office secretary

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a large educational institution, and have a job that directly serves and faces students. I love my job! When I started, we had a part-time front office person who basically managed the office: ordered all the supplies, handled walk-in traffic, etc. We had an additional agreement with most of our office staff about divvying up the more menial tasks so that one person was never saddled with all of the dishes, cleaning the conference room, vacuuming, etc.

5 Diversity and Inclusion questions to use at your company


In 2015, Culture Amp and Paradigm developed the Diversity & Inclusion Survey. It was an open-source collaboration designed to be the gold standard for measuring the employee experience across seven factors of diversity and inclusion. While measuring representation is certainly the first place that organizations start, the most inclusive companies have evolved to measure the employee experience between different demographic groups. Diversity and Inclusion

when I didn’t answer a call, my boss worried I’d attempted suicide and he called my mom

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am in a situation that I have no idea what to do with. I recently had to use sick leave due to mental health difficulties, which I informed my boss of. On a day off, it seems that the boss attempted to call me to ask a work question. I was asleep when he tried to call, and I woke up later in the morning to no fewer than 60 phone calls and messages from different people (I wish this was an exaggeration). It was a mix of people from work, my partner, and my mother calling me.

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.

Why 2019 is the Year of the Job Applicant in Retail Automotive


With the New Year under way, now is as good a time as any to rethink your overall business goals and strategy. And one of the top priorities at your dealership should be having the right people on your team to drive profitability and top-notch customer service. Today’s competitive hiring market means you need to sell applicants on the opportunity of joining your team, more so than expecting job seekers to convince your dealership to hire them.

Why are you doing that?


Man, some days just stink. You can have a great job and have a crappy day. Maybe you had it out with a co-worker, a boss made you mad, fire after fire popped up for you to put out, and you just head home defeated and with your head down. A bad day doesn’t have to derail you. You can get back up. The best way for me to refocus and move forward is to revisit my ‘why’ If you don’t know ‘your why’ then what are you even doing?

Video Interviewing Makes Hiring Human and Personal Again


In a tight labor market where job opportunities abound, competition for talent is at an all-time high. Attracting top candidates – and keeping them engaged through the hiring process – is a must for employers looking to stay competitive. To create the kind of employer brand that attracts and engages top candidates, Talent Acquisition teams are learning to operate like marketing teams. And marketers know, when it comes to engagement, there’s nothing more effective than video.

A Look Ahead at 2019: What #WorkTrends Listeners Want to Hear

TalentCulture - Recruiting

One of the best parts of my job running TalentCulture is interviewing fascinating people who are reimagining work on the #WorkTrends podcast. Kevin W. Grossman and I have been running some form of an HR-focused podcast for many years now, and we’re just getting started. Now that the holiday season is behind us and a new year is in full swing, we’re thinking about the big trends and concerns YOU are facing in 2019. What’s […].

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!

Cover Your Assets: 5 Tips for 401(k) Administration in 2019


I think you’ll agree with me when I say: 401(k) administration SUCKS. It’s tedious. It’s complex. And it’s easy to mess up. And every time you make a mistake, even if it’s just a tiny one, it can add a lot of frustration and hassle during your year-end compliance work. So in the spirit of saving you time, saving you from hassle, and making 2019 the most satisfying, fulling year of your job yet, we put together this guide.

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HR Boot Camp Seminars for 2019 Start Next Month


HR Boot Camp seminars start in February. Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? How does the New Parent Leave Act interact with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act? These are just a few of the daunting questions you likely face If you’re new to handling human resources in California. When managing the complexities of your compliance with California employment laws, you’re certainly not alone.

Cafe Classic: What Motivates Creative People?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Motivating and rewarding creative work - now THAT'S a Classic challenge. Jacque Vilet presents and discusses research featuring the perspectives of CEO's. Does it match up with your experience and the lessons learned at your organization? Until now creativity has been viewed as important but not essential for the survival of a company. Companies instead have focused on efficiency, productivity, and continuous improvement to lead them to success.

Best and Next Practices in Virtual Leadership


Virtual workers are more prevalent today than ever before, with 98% of participants in a recent i4cp survey indicating they have at least some virtual teams at their organizations. And yet, only 30% of respondents thought that leaders at their organizations are adept at leading virtual teams. Of course, the obvious solution, as we’ve previously noted —training virtual leaders—is seriously lacking.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.