Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Vulnerability is a Barrier to Employee Engagement

Jason Lauritsen

When you start to understand work as a relationship , it starts to raise some interesting questions that you may not have asked before. For example, how does our comfort with being vulnerable impact how willing or able we are to “engage?”.

Learning culture, rituals, and establishing People Analytics

Littal Shemer

Learning culture, rituals, and establishing People Analytics. Business acumen and quantitative skills are vital parts of HR leaders’ role, on the journey to the data-driven organization. I believe you won’t argue with that.

How Analytics Can Help You Decide Pay Increases

TLNT: The Business of HR

According to Aon’s 2017 U.S. salary increase survey , more than two-thirds of employers were taking some kind of action to increase merit pay differentiation, with 40% reducing or eliminating increases for lesser performers. This suggests that spreading pay raises across the board , like peanut butter on toast, has become an outdated practice. Merit Increase Retention & Engagement Strategic HR Wages, Pay, & Salary Featured

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How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days


The famous saying goes, “employees don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers.” In fact, according to Gallup, 75% of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers. This matters because employee turnover is incredibly costly for organizations. SHRM reports that replacing a salaried employee costs an organization between 6 to 9 months of an employee’s salary on average. If you’re looking to increase your costs (!) and lose more employees (!!),

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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.

We’re Only Human 45: How to Pursue a Culture of Learning Innovation


Ask almost any business leader, and they’ll tell you that they want their organization to have a culture of learning. However, in today’s discussion, Mark Onisk points out that firms often fail at that “squishy” dream because it’s not well-defined. Simply setting up a learning portal won’t lead to improved results, says Onisk. . In this episode, Ben talks with Mark about the development of learning as a discipline and how it has changed over time.

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Women, It's Time to Take Control


You are a smart, talented leader. Unleash your power. Women in Business


What Do You Mean By Teamwork?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Think of all the corporate town hall meetings and newsletters stressing the importance of teamwork. Picture the array of teamwork posters lining hallways and office walls. If teamwork is held up as the sine qua non of good organizational behavior, why do so many organizations struggle to define it?

Some of the Best Business Lessons I've Learned, I've Learned From the Saddle


This Walmart tech executive shares his passion for mountain biking, and what it's taught him. Bicycling

Being ‘Right’ Doesn’t Make You Right

TLNT: The Business of HR

Thinking you are right is a blind spot; not just for intellectuals, but for anyone who places being right above being sensitive to his or her surroundings. Allowing others to be right, even when you believe there is a better way, isn’t a weakness. It displays strength of character.


Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

'That Was Not Appropriate Behavior': NASA Roasted Elon Musk for Smoking Weed Live on the Internet


NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's smoking weed on a livestreamed podcast in September "was not appropriate behavior," according to The Atlantic. Elon Musk

Make the holiday season happy for everyone [Video]


The holidays are a wonderful time for celebrating with friends and family. They can also be stressful when it comes to balancing priorities at work and home. HR departments can help make the holiday season as joyful as possible. This short video provides a few tips to get you started.

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If You Want to Create Space for Innovation at Your Company, This Is What You Need to Do


Building a successful innovation hub starts with a shift in mindset. Innovation

Work, Rewards and the Devastation of Working Age Dementia

Compensation Cafe

Let's file this one under the category of total rewards. I think it touches every element of the reward portfolio and speaks to the core of the employment relationship - the notion of work itself. A U.K.

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.

2 Harsh Experiences Convinced Me Never to Invest in Friends' Companies


How do you avoid the drama-filled minefield that can result when a friend pressures you for financial support? Try these 4 responses. friendships

How to Calculate Employee Engagement Impact on Productivity

C. A. Short Company

When it comes to identifying the benefits of employee engagement, there’s certainly no shortage of information. There are hundreds of studies, thousands of blogs, and millions of search results dedicated to the topic.

Empower the Employees Who Will Build an Amazing Culture


Businesses can truly give their workers ownership. Empowerment" doesn't have to be a token phrase. Employee Engagement

Standing Ovation: Recognizing Exceptional Employees | Tasha Cubero


A Standing Ovation is a special reward program at benefitexpress that honors employees who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling our Community Pillars. Each quarter, nominations are tallied, read, and carefully considered before being awarded to two employees.

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.

In Retaliation for Blocking Pornography, Adult Website Bans Starbucks From Offices


YouPorn's VP is now pushing Dunkin' on employees. Coffee


4 Key Factors for Building a Successful Marketplace


Marketplace is the hottest trend these days. Getting all the services at one platform is what every user needs. However, running a marketplace requires a lot of planning, monitoring, and proper execution.

You're Probably Being Tracked Online Right Now. Here's How to Protect Yourself.


For a limited time, you can save hundreds of dollars on a VPN Unlimited subscription. Internet Security

#WorkTrends: How to Help People Reach Their Full Potential at Work


We all demand love in some form in our personal lives, but we skimp on asking for it at work.

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.

Here Is Exactly Why No One Is Replying to Your Cold Emails


Check out the six most common mistakes that make your cold emails less effective. Are you committing them? Cold Email


Who let the dogs in? More companies are welcoming pets

HR Morning

The list is growing of companies that now have bring your dog to work “paw-licies.” Is yours next? . Google, Zappos and Amazon are some big companies that are pet-friendly , but smaller businesses are going to the dogs too, adding to the now 7% of employers that permit pets. Ruff’ day?

Avoid These Major Money-Draining Habits for People in Their 30s


Set good precedents for your financial health. Personal Finance


“Engagement is flawed because we count every boat the same.”


When it comes to employee engagement, do we have it all backwards? Are we truly engaging employees? Or are we inadvertently excusing those who take little accountability or responsibility for their actions? It’s a fascinating idea, and one that WorkHuman 2019 ( register here! speaker Cy Wakeman is very passionate about. Cy returns to the WorkHuman stage for the third time next year in Nashville, Tenn., March 18-21.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.