Mon.Jun 24, 2019

The Fundamentals of Mentorship



Managing Sub-Cultures

Human Workplaces

One of the paradoxes of culture is that they are simultaneously centralized and decentralized. That is, while there should be a consistent, singular culture in your organization, you will also invariably have different subcultures that emerge.

First-Time Managers: How to Get Started


After years of hard work, you’ve just been promoted to a managerial position. Chances are you’re feeling proud, excited, and probably more than a little nervous. How will you handle conflicts with team members? How often should you meet with your direct reports? Will your team respect you and trust your leadership? Ideally, first-time managers have been properly mentored and prepared for their positions, but not every company has a leadership or new manager training program.

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Ted Talk Tuesday: Trust Isn't Declining. We Just Need to Trust Better

Cornerstone On Demand

This article is part of our monthly TED Talk Tuesday series, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here. In today's world, trust is hard to come by.

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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.

Becoming Simply Irresistible: Trust in leadership

Bersin with Deloitte


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Essential Features to Optimize Your Employee Attendance Management


From conventional punch cards to new access cards and biometric systems, monitoring working hours of employees has been an important process. All the employees are expected to monitor their clock-in time once they enter for work and clock-out time when they leave for the day.

13 Ways To Onboard Happy Employees and Increase Retention


The onboarding experience is a crucial first impression for your new hires. As an employer, it offers the opportunity to set people up for success within your company, and feel that they’ve made the right choice in joining your team. In this way, onboarding is also helpful for employee retention.

Meet 5 of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019

Great Place to Work

What an Interesting Place to Find an Employee Video


Just the other day, I was shopping online for black pantyhose. Whenever I shop on Amazon, I start with an overall keyword search, select only those items designated as “Prime,” and then sort by four-star ratings or higher.

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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.

How Does Meditation Improve Your Work and Home Life?

Take It Personel-ly

As of 2017, only 8% (or 18 million) adults in the U.S. said that they use meditation. Although the popularity of the practice has risen in the past decades (as reported by Forbes), many individuals are not yet harnessing its incredible, proven benefits to create a work-life balance.

5 Reasons Why HRO and Cloud HR Are a Match Made in Heaven

Digital HR Tech

HR outsourcing is on the rise, with recent research by Technavio forecasting a compound annual growth in the global HR outsourcing market of nearly 9 percent between 2018 and 2022. Much of this growth, they predict, will be driven by technology. In truth, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

How to Build an Employee Marketing Campaign


When a company rolls out any new internal communications systems, such as backstitch , it is extremely important that they also have a steady stream of content and a plan to distribute it. This content helps keep momentum going strong in regards to employee engagement.

The Effect of On-demand or Gig Labor on the Traditional Job Board Market

HR Examiner

“Depending on which forecaster or pundit you believe, the on-demand labor pool may be as much as 50% of the workforce by 2020 - or as little as 18% ” - Jeff Dickey-Chasins.

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.

Safety at Camp

Sterling Talent Solutions

I grew up spending my summers at camp in Maine, swimming in the lake, forging friendships, drinking bug juice and earning my five-year t-shirt, just as my mother had at the same camp a few decades before.

Are You Lecturing Your Story or telling Compelling Stories?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Are you telling compelling stories or relying on lecturing your story to get your point across? Let’s face it, about the last thing STEM professionals and left brain thinkers want to do is tell a story.

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Can The AI Economy Really Be Worth $150 Trillion By 2025?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

How much will artificial intelligence be worth to the global economy? While research and consultancy firms suggest between $13-$15.7 trillion - more than the current combined output of China and India - one investor believes the impact could be nearly ten times as great by 2025. Can he be right


Do Local Minimum Wages Change the Exempt Salary Test?


How do local minimum wages affect my exempt employees? A local minimum wage applies to our nonexempt employees. When the minimum wage increases on July 1, does that mean the salary test for our exempt employees also increases?

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.

Why Qualtrics – Tim Strik – Customer Success – Dublin, Ireland

Qualtrics HR

At Qualtrics we want to connect our people to careers that feed their purpose; jobs that motivate & inspire them. This is Tim’s “Why Qualtrics” story. Three words (or phrases) to describe Qualtrics…. Innovative, pushing the boundaries & category defining, industry leading.

Don't Let That Rainbow Logo Fool You: These 9 Corporations Donated Millions To Anti-Gay Politicians

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Nine of the biggest, most LGBTQ-supportive corporations in America gave about $1 million or more each to anti-gay politicians in the last election cycle. Companies like AT&T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot and General Electric. All told, their donations totaled almost $15 million

Hottest Tech Trends in 2019


In 2019 pioneering technologies are no longer wishful thinking. On the contrary, innovative technologies and AI are becoming everyday reality! Machine learning, robots, and immersive technology are beginning to deliver. And even the layman is beginning to get to grips with these technologies.

my dad says I should offer to work for free to prove myself, hiding my dating life as a teacher, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My dad says I should offer to work for free to prove myself. I was wondering about a piece of interview advice my father and I recently disagreed about (for context, I am a college student who most recently interviewed for internships, and my dad is a small business owner who regularly hires for office positions).

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.

8 Benefits Companies Should Drop (Or Update)


Businesses are always searching for the Holy Grail of benefits that will entice prospective employees to join the company and will keep current employees invested and happy.

2019 SparkHR Forum Media Highlights

Corporate Synergies

The 2019 SparkHR Forum, hosted by Corporate Synergies, drew HR and Finance professionals from multiple industries. The media was there too. See the highlights….

What great wellness programs do differently: 3 proven tactics

HR Morning

All wellness programs are not created equal. One-off wellness initiatives aren’t enough to achieve the ultimate goal, which is really two-fold: get employees healthier and keep healthcare costs down.

Announcing Namely’s Integration With TripActions


We’re excited to announce our partnership with TripActions, the business travel platform trusted by the world’s most innovative companies. Our new integration streamlines travel policies and approvals for HR professionals while delivering a best-in-class booking experience to delight road warriors.

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.