Tue.Jun 18, 2024

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6 Must-Have Features for your Employee Engagement Surveys

DecisionWise

Employee engagement is a vital aspect of any organization’s success. It directly influences productivity, employee retention, and overall workplace satisfaction. Many organizations rely on employee engagement survey software platforms, sometimes called Employee Experience Platforms (EXPs) , to help them manage their employee research efforts. In organizational development (OD), employee research involves using surveys, focus groups, and other data-gathering methods to understand the attitudes

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Bullhorn acquires Textkernel to accelerate its AI strategy

Bullhorn Blog

Today, Bullhorn has acquired Textkernel, an industry leader in Sourcing AI solutions. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Textkernel powers over 2,000 customers globally, including eight of the top 10 staffing agencies worldwide and Fortune 500 companies. A longtime, trusted partner to the staffing and recruitment industry, Textkernel and Bullhorn share a crucial strategic goal: empowering recruiters to digitally transform their business for the future and maximize the use of AI in the industry.

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‘Fear of the rare bad apple’ can damage employee trust and morale

HR Brew

Last month, Wells Fargo fired more than a dozen employees for “simulation of keyboard activity creating impression of active work,” Bloomberg reported. “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards and does not tolerate unethical behavior,” a company spokesperson told Bloomberg in a statement. While it’s unclear how the fired employees were faking active work, mouse jigglers and other devices that simulate computer activity surged in popularity post-pandemic, as companies increasingly so

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Bullhorn, a Salesforce Summit Partner, acquires Textkernel to advance AI solutions for Salesforce customers

Bullhorn Blog

I am excited to share that Bullhorn has acquired Textkernel , a long-time Marketplace partner and industry leader in talent acquisition and Sourcing AI solutions for staffing and recruiting agencies, corporations, and other technology providers. I’ve known Gerard, Guus, and the rest of the Textkernel leadership team for many years, as we have hundreds of joint customers.

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Thriving as a Lean & Mean HR Machine

Speaker: Mollie Hinz and Adri Glover

Feeling like you’re drowning in HR responsibilities? If you’re an HR professional with little or no additional support, or in a non-HR role juggling HR tasks with other responsibilities, you likely wear many hats – from recruitment and onboarding to benefits and employee engagement. This can be overwhelming, and we’re here to help. HR teams can be small and mighty, but it requires smart tactics to scale your reach.

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Legislative lowdown: California’s new workplace violence prevention measures take effect July 1

HR Brew

Most California employers will be required to implement a workplace violence prevention plan as of July 1. The new requirement stems from a state senate bill enacted last fall in response to incidents of mass shootings and workplace violence occurring in California and across the US. State Sen. Dave Cortese sponsored the bill in the aftermath of a 2021 deadly shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, where an employee killed nine colleagues before taking his

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How 3 Organizations Closed Critical Talent Gaps by Creating Opportunities for Skilled Refugees

Linkedin Talent Blog

Two-thirds of global leaders have experienced a labor shortage in the past 12 months, according to recent research from Randstad. Factors like low unemployment rates , an aging workforce, and growing skills gaps are making it harder for many organizations to attract the talent they need. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that supply outstrips demand.

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How a Gen Z TikToker became an outspoken advocate for pay transparency

HR Brew

Latte makeup and the Thai dance challenge are fun TikTok trends, but they likely won’t change your career. Hannah Williams, a Northern Virginia-based content creator, uses the platform to advocate for pay transparency and give advice to help women negotiate a better salary through the viral account and business Salary Transparency Street that she founded with her now husband.

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The Gig Economy: How Your Staffing Firm Can Benefit

COATS Staffing Software

The way we work is undergoing a seismic shift. A 2021 Pew Research study found that 16% of U.S. adults have already earned money through an online gig platform, with that number jumping to 30% for those aged 18-29. The appeal of flexible work arrangements and alternative employment options continues. A recent statistic notes the projected increase of freelancers will reach 76.4 million in 2024, an increase of 3.1 million from 2023.

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Setting Realistic and Motivating Goals for Employees: A Path to Success

EmployeeConnect

In today’s competitive business environment, setting realistic and motivating goals for employees is crucial for organisational success. Clear, achievable goals not only provide direction and focus but also enhance employee motivation and engagement. However, setting goals that are both realistic and inspiring can be a challenging task. This blog explores the best practices for creating such goals, ensuring they are aligned with both the company’s objectives and the personal aspirations of

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.

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Addressing a Mental Health Concern as a Leader: Building a Supportive Workplace 

MP Wired For HR

Addressing a Mental Health Concern as a Leader: Building a Supportive Workplace June 18th, 2024 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn Leading a team is an incredible responsibility. You’re not only tasked with achieving goals, but also with fostering a positive and productive environment for your employees. This includes supporting their mental health, which can significantly impact their well-being and work performance.

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Gross Pay vs. Net Pay: Differences and How to Calculate

Replicon

Businesses and employees often come across terms like gross pay and net pay on their payrolls and paychecks. These financial jargons can seem intimidating, and the lack of clarity between gross pay vs. net pay can have serious consequences for both. While businesses risk payroll errors and compliance-related exposures, employees are unable to plan their finances and budgets judiciously.

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HR’s Guide To Mastering The Compensation Review Process

HR Tech Girl

Learn how your company can take proactive steps toward pay equity through an impactful compensation review process. The post HR’s Guide To Mastering The Compensation Review Process appeared first on People Managing People.

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How To Use Emerging Tech To Enhance Workplace Experiential Learning

Forbes Coaches Council

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality offer innovative ways to enhance workplace learning experiences.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Productivity vs. Privacy—Wells Fargo Fired Employees For Faking Activity

HR Digest

U.S. banking behemoth Wells Fargo recently fired employees for faking keyboard activity to create the illusion of working without actively being at their desks. The staff members were fired for “mouse jiggling,” which refers to the use of technology to imitate activity that keeps the computer alert by mimicking a human presence. This ensures that any employee monitoring software does not pick up the fact that the employee is not actively using their device.

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Top 10 Must Sees in Chicago During #SHRM24

Workology

Must Sees in Chicago at the 2024 SHRM Annual Conference We’ve taken the stress out of planning and done all the work for you. Sure, the conference is action-packed, but you want to take advantage of all the city has to offer and enjoy the beautiful fall crisp air. There are so many things to […] The post Top 10 Must Sees in Chicago During #SHRM24 appeared first on Workology.

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How to Get Started with a Skills-Based Strategy

Allegis Global Solutions

Over the past year, global labour markets have softened and overall market activity has declined across a large part of APAC. In Australia , recruitment activity has gone down but companies continue to report challenges in filling open positions, with persistent skills shortages and mismatches between available talent and employer being the top obstacle.

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The Unstoppable Surge: Generative AI Job Openings Skyrocket

marenated HR

Buckle up, folks, because the world of generative AI is on a rocket ship to the moon. Over the past year, job listings in this space on Indeed have exploded tenfold compared to 2023. If that doesn’t scream “future,” I don’t know what does. The Numbers Speak Volumes Alright, let’s break it down. Across the globe, AI-related gigs are a tiny sliver—just 0.12% of total job postings.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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19 Ways To Leverage Mindfulness Practices For Better Team Meetings

Forbes Coaches Council

Incorporating mindfulness into team meetings and activities improves team members’ focus, reduces stress and opens channels for clearer and more meaningful conversations.

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How benefits cost containment can elevate your business

WEX Inc.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , employers typically pay around 80% of traditional employer-sponsored healthcare plans on behalf of employees. With rising healthcare costs, your business is most likely struggling to solve this key problem: how to maintain financial stability while providing robust benefits to your employees. But what solutions can actually provide benefits to your business?

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Investing In The Next Generation Of Leaders

Forbes Coaches Council

Leadership development programs and coaching play a crucial role in nurturing future leaders who are not only skilled and knowledgeable but also adaptive and visionary.

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Making Decisions with the Six Hat Method

KCC Business Psychology

Making Decisions Using the Six Hats Method Most of our decisions are made quickly and unconsciously. Once a decision is made, we often engage our analytical brain to search for data that supports our choice, creating the illusion of a rational decision-making process. Making sound decisions can be challenging and even stressful. Therefore, it’s beneficial to learn new decision-making techniques rather than relying on old patterns and habits.

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Onboarding, Data, Experience: Critical Components in the Modern Hiring Environment

Read the full results of the study conducted by Lighthouse Research & Advisory in partnership with HiBob to discover how to transform your talent acquisition strategy by harnessing the power of data and integration.

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How to Manage Up at Work: You Guide for Success

BetterUp

Managing up is a key skill that serves leaders and direct reports at all levels. Showing initiative and leadership skills are necessary if you’re aiming to quickly advance up the corporate ladder. This is particularly true when you’re aiming to secure a management position. But how do you strike the right balance?

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Many RTO policies are failing, research shows. Here’s how to fix them

HRExecutive

Return-to-office policies , even four years after the pandemic, remain in flux, indicating a high failure rate for employers, says Nick Bloom, Stanford professor and work-from-home expert who has been studying the future of work extensively since the Covid-19 pandemic began. According to a recent LinkedIn post , Bloom considers a second attempt or other revisions of an RTO policy to indicate “a failed RTO.” His research shows many employers are still struggling to find a return-to-of

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How This Data Specialist Found an Exciting Tech Role That Amplifies Her Strengths

The Muse

Michelle Ursuy is a CIDM specialist at Cencora. Here’s how she developed her skill set and landed a role that aligns with her strengths.

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Quarterly Business Review Template for HR

Peoplebox

You’re at a board meeting, and the CEO asks, “How exactly are HR initiatives impacting our bottom line?” Silence. We’ve all been there. While HR plays a vital role in attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, its impact on the organization’s balance sheets can sometimes be a mystery to executives focused on immediate ROI.

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Maximizing Your Health Plan Design Using Data-Driven Insights

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Taking Steps Toward Equity on Juneteenth

Cupa HR

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is now recognized as a federal holiday — Juneteenth National Independence Day. Observing Juneteenth’s historical significance is a meaningful step in understanding American history. But for its history to mean something in our present moment, its lessons must be translated into tangible action.

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What Does Recruitment Scam Notice Mean & How to Spot It?

HR Lineup

In an increasingly digital world, the job market has seen a significant shift towards online platforms. While this shift has facilitated greater access to job opportunities, it has also paved the way for fraudulent activities, particularly recruitment scams. A recruitment scam notice is a warning issued by companies, recruitment agencies, or job boards to alert job seekers about fraudulent job offers, fake recruiters, and other deceptive practices aimed at exploiting individuals.

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Reminder: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Regulations Start June 18

HRWatchdog

On April 19, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final rule implementing the 2023 federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). And on June 18, 2024, those new PWFA regulations are now effective — and California employers need to be aware of several notable PWFA provisions that are different from California law. As previously reported , the PWFA requires employers with at least 15 employees to make reasonable accommodations for the “known limitations related to