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The Better Way to Handle Headcount Reduction


There are a number of reasons that companies resort to layoffs , including cutting costs and unavoidable staff reduction. Navigating a reduction in workforce is a tricky and sensitive process.

Why Vision and Culture Eat Strategy

Ultimate Software

I’m a big fan of Edgar Schein’s pathfinding research into the business and human value of a strong culture. In our current disturbing social pattern of divisiveness that devolves into incivility, one of the surest ways to sink the corporate ship is a destructive workplace culture.

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Building a Better Workplace Culture by Managing Conflict – Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Black History Month 2019 creates an opportunity to reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the year he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. At the core of King’s approach to address racial inequality, poverty and … The post Building a Better Workplace Culture by Managing Conflict – Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on CultureIQ. News conflict resolution culture manage conflict Workplace Culture

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Onboarding: Take Your Process From Basic to Strategic

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Cartoon Coffee Break | Onboarding Paperwork

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Cartoon Coffee Break " series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon.

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How Can Financial Wellness Be Improved?

Best Money Moves

How can financial wellness be improved? Overspending and credit card debt is pulling employees further away from building savings and financial security. Financial stress is getting worse, making financial wellness programs a critical benefit offering for employers.

What Women Want: Empathy Mapping and the Candidate Experience

Allegis Global Solutions

We talk a lot about the concept of “ candidate experience ,” and rightfully so. It’s one of the most essential topics in resourcing today. The thing we so often forget, though, is that the experience of every candidate, even when the position and process are the exact same, will differ dramatically.

How to Train Someone to Translate Business Problems into Analytics Questions

Analytics in HR

Analytics translators perform some of the most essential functions for integrating analytics capabilities in a company. They define business problems that analytics can help solve , guide technical teams in the creation of analytics-driven solutions to these problems, and embed solutions into business operations. It’s specialized work, calling for strong business acumen, some technical knowledge, and project management and delivery chops.

How to Ask a Great Question

HR Examiner

Can a giraffe touch its nose with its tongue? We have most of the knowledge of the Universe in our pocket, along with a whole lot of things we may never understand. Like reality shows, overexposed photos of ugly dresses, and tattoos of unicorns in compromising positions. (No.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Get Enough Job Applicants

Criteria Corp

Companies are in a crunch to find the right candidates for their open positions, and one of the biggest reasons for this is that they simply aren’t getting enough applicants in the first place.

Ep 169 – Inclusion and the Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns in the Workplace


As a society, we have grown up with the use of certain pronouns to use that refer to a person based on a male/female and using a singular/plural framework. However, this is changing, and a growing. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. As a society, we have grown up with the use of certain pronouns to use that refer to a person based on a male/female and using a singular/plural framework.

3 Trends That Will Shape Recruiting in 2019

SHRM Resources

In 2019, employers will entice applicants by hiring for soft skills and potential, offering more-flexible work options and being more open about pay

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Want to Attract Top Talent? Provide the Best in Employee Benefits: Financial Wellness Plans


The first quarter is widely known as the biggest hiring season of the year. As you post job listings, interview candidates and narrow down your top choices, you may wonder: In a job applicant’s market, how am I going to ensure that the best and brightest join my team?

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

3 Workplace Insights from Shawn Achor


Namely is thrilled to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be HR Redefined 2019 ’s keynote speaker!

some men in my office refuse to be alone with women

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work for a mid-sized private company that, while not a religious organization, does have “Christian values” as one of its organizational tenets, and has many Christian employees (of which I consider myself one, but more on the liberal progressive side). Generally, they treat employees well, have flexible workplace policies, and overall strive to create a healthy work environment. For the most part, they succeed.

What Are the Greatest Challenges Frontline Leaders Face?


Being a frontline leader is tough. Just consider the myriad challenges they must confront every day


What Companies Need to Know to Retain New Moms

SHRM Resources

Re-entering the workforce after a significant time away for any reason can be difficult. New mothers returning to work after childbirth and women who have taken a career break to have children, however, experience a unique set of stressful challenges.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Federal Regulators Issue Joint Statement Encouraging BSA/AML Technology Innovation

360 factors

Fintech companies have developed innovative AI based solutions that can help banks improve their BSA/AML compliance measures, but banks are hesitating to experiment with the new solutions.

Why the job hopper candidate may be your best hire


Have you considered hiring the job hopper candidate? If not, you might be missing out. The business world has changed, and it’s time to reconsider established norms about hiring. Simply put, job loyalty no longer trumps other qualifications that make good employees. Decades ago, staying with one employer for the life of your career was smart business sense.

Posting an Employee’s Photo Online


Before posting an employee’s photo on the company’s website or social media, you need written permission. Can I choose to post photos of my employees on my company’s website and social media page? Do I need each employee’s consent first? What if an employee refuses?

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update: we have twice-daily mandatory group therapy at work

Ask a Manager

Remember last week’s letter-writer whose office was requiring people to attend twice-daily group therapy ? Here’s the update. OP here! OMG it’s been a week. So when I wrote this, I called out the whole week because I couldn’t wrap my head around all of this, and I had luckily enough gotten a job interview somewhere else. I appreciate your comments and the support and advice and I’m going to give some back.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How Angry Leaders are Perceived and Why It Matters

IO At Work

Researchers study the types of inferences followers make about angry leaders in the workplace and provide recommendations for organizations. Leadership Quarterly engagement leadership motivation performance personality

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How to Equip First-Time Managers for 5 Common Challenges


Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash. L&D Support for new managers and first-time team leads. A new year often brings with it change – change of goals, responsibilities, and roles. Team shift, priorities are made, and new leadership emerges. Leadership Development

Why putting employee benefits online is as easy as A, B, C (and D)


Organisations can shy away from taking their employee benefits digital because of time and money constraints. But, says PES’s Andrew Drake, there’s no excuse for not bringing employee benefits into the 21st century.

Why Your Company Needs a Strong Sick Leave Policy


What starts as a tickle in the back of your throat can quickly evolve into a bigger problem. With flu season upon us, it’s the most popular time of year for sick day requests. But when there’s work to be done, it can be hard to pick between not falling behind and prioritizing your health.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.