Fri.May 13, 2022

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The most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Microsoft announces it will also help pay employees’ abortion costs. Hot on the heels of Amazon announcing that it would reimburse travel costs for employees seeking an abortion, technology company, Microsoft, has pledged to pay the travel expense for US employees needing an abortion and/or gender affirming care services. Microsoft said it will: “continue to do everything we can under the law to protect our employees’ rights and support employees” in accessing critical healthca

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How to Set Goals and Achieve Them: 10 Strategies for Success

BetterUp

Jump to section. Goals: what are they, and what aren’t they? Why should you set goals for yourself and your team? How to set realistic goals at work and in life. 10 tips to achieve your goals. Ready to set life goals and achieve them? Section 6.

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Don’t “Do What You Love,” Do What Lets You Have the Life You Want

The Muse

It’s time we challenge the mythos that connects what you do with who you are—and encourage people to chase dream lives rather than dream jobs.

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Mentoring and the Employee Connection

TalentCulture

Podcast Sponsored by: Together According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, experts believe that high levels of loneliness and disengagement at work caused by the pandemic could be addressed […]. The post Mentoring and the Employee Connection appeared first on TalentCulture.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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9 Skills to Manage Your Team

SHRM

What separates good managers from great ones? It's not their knowledge of the business, that's for sure. In fact, one of the most important skills to being a great manager isn't knowing your numbers or your industry—it's managing people. Managing people isn't always easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding if you have the right attitude and skill set.

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Financial wellbeing: Examining the 'on-the-fence' cohort

HR Zone

Employees Why staff don't know they may need finance support.

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Excitement is Building for #SHRM22

SHRM

Excitement is building for SHRM National Conference!! June 12-15, SHRM will be holding its 2022 Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM22) in New Orleans: “Cause the Effect.” SHRM22 is an excellent opportunity for HR professionals in every stage from emerging professionals who are new to HR up to seasoned veteran HR professionals in leadership positions to Cause the Effect: Lead from where we are and get the essential tools and resources to be ready for what’s next.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news! 1. “I just got the ‘We are offering you the job!’ call I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been working two and more part-time jobs for several years, and it will be a huge relief to have just one employer and one set of goals, and benefits!

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Good Cents: How to Love Your Budget

Payactiv

There are very few people who love a good budget more than our host Eric Rosenberg. Sydney and Eric talk about how to simplify the idea of a budget to make it less scary, how often we should be thinking about budgeting, and more. Payactiv’s free financial toolkit helps you get smart insights into your spending and flags what’s safe to spend and put away.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Protect Your Firm with Law Firm Insurance

Embroker

Does your firm need law firm insurance? At some point each year, your law firm endures the unsavory ritual of having to purchase or renewing its insurance. . Each year means another application to fill out and each application means more time and energy away from running your business. Why buying insurance is so obscenely difficult, confusing, and expensive — especially for law firms?

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5 Steps for Running Payroll: A Small Business Guide | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

For small businesses, payroll can seem daunting…but it is doable. Of course, you know that—due to tax obligations and employment law compliance —employers cannot simply hand out cash or write checks on payday. Running payroll is an ongoing process you must manage carefully from the moment your first employee is hired. Here’s what you need to know about running payroll, including how to set it up from the beginning and what your options are.

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OSHA: Available Mental Health Services

HR Workplace Services

Click here to access the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s mental health services … The post OSHA: Available Mental Health Services appeared first on HRWS.

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16 Ways For New Leaders To Avoid Micromanaging Their Teams

Forbes Coaches Council

Micromanagement can happen through the misplaced instincts and long-term habits of leaders and managers who may not even be aware of their behavior.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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9 Best Practices to Implement a People Analytics Strategy

Betterworks

Technology is integrated into every aspect of human resource management today, and that technology generates millions of data points that can inform your workforce decisions. To make the most of out of that data, you need a people analytics strategy. People analytics refers to the practice of using HR datasets to generate insights and quantify […].

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Winning In The Employee Retention Game

Forbes Coaches Council

Understanding common reasons for high attrition and rejection could be a step in the right direction for leaders to steer clear of the vicious cycle.

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Seven Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into A Reality

Forbes YEC Women

When it comes to turning their ideas into reality, aspiring entrepreneurs may not be sure where to begin or what steps to take to get there.

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14 Smart Ways Executives Can Identify Leadership Gaps In Their Company

Forbes Coaches Council

A leader must develop the objectivity, insight and perspective needed to find and understand any gaps, then find ways to bridge them.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Learning At Work Week 2022: How Can Companies Foster A Culture Of Learning?

The Bot Platform

From 16-22nd May it’s Learning At Work Week, with lots of activities and initiatives planned to help companies encourage greater learning at work. We wanted to examine some of the ways that companies can encourage a culture of growth, both personally and professionally in their organisations and how this can have a profound impact on both the organisation and the individuals in it.

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Selling health insurance to SMBs: Tips for brokers

PeopleKeep

When you think about what keeps the U.S. economy moving forward, you might first think of the big corporations and their multibillion-dollar efforts in business. However, in reality, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the true driving force behind the U.S. economy. Oberlo reports over 32.5 million SMBs exist in the U.S., which account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses.

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open thread – May 13-14, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, open thread – May 13-14, 2022 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on any work-related questions that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to take your questions to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it here,

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4 Benefits Of Allowing Flexible Work Schedules | HR Cloud

HR Cloud

Remote work was here long before COVID was present, although it was rarely implemented. Now studies listed on Small Biz Trends inform us that remote work will now become commonplace — even after the effects of the pandemic have passed. By the end of 2025, over 36 million Americans will be working remotely. This is double the numbers from three years ago.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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weekend open thread – May 14-15, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, weekend open thread – May 14-15, 2022 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Old New York , by Edith Wharton. If you need to escape the current moment in time, these four novellas will let you instead worry about the morals of the mid-1800s.

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Lynn Margherio On How To Leave a Lasting Legacy With a Successful & Effective Nonprofit Organization

Thrive Global

Personal passion and vision. Cradles to Crayons started when I realized that, in many ways, Clothing Insecurity is an issue of supply and demand. I was helping my young niece get dressed and noticed many pieces of clothing were outgrown. Others were never worn, with price tags still on them. I saw the inequality in access to the basic need of clothing and founded Cradles to Crayons.

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8 Innovative Post-Pandemic Hiring Tactics You Can Use Right Now

Zenefits

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a profound disruption to the way we work. As employers were forced to adopt a remote work model, employees had time at home to think and evaluate their priorities. This meant either staying with their current role, or switching companies or industries altogether. What’s been most surprising is that now, over 2 years since the beginning of COVID, workers aren’t jumping at the chance to return to the office — or in some cases, to traditional work at all.

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Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues with Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Thrive Global

COVID isolation and fear, combined with a recovery treatment system that is less holistic and synergistic than it should be, have contributed to the spike in co-occurring mental health issues with Substance Use Disorder (“SUD”) for people seeking recovery. In fact, a recent proclamation from the White House about National Mental Health Awareness Month, stated “Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans were experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, and heightened levels of depression.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Take 5 With Rich Sauer: Leading With Trust and Empathy

Workday

Rich Sauer is open to change. Serving as chief legal officer and head of corporate affairs at Workday, Rich has managed his career with a willingness to take on new opportunities—across cultures and geographies—with empathy, enthusiasm, and curiosity. Growing up, he had his sights set on working on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Rich took a role working for a member of Congress in his home state of Ohio, where he helped local residents navigate government

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Good Cents Ep. 5: How to Love Your Budget

Payactiv

There are very few people who love a good budget more than our host Eric Rosenberg. Sydney and Eric talk about how to simplify the idea of a budget to make it less scary, how often we should be thinking about budgeting, and more. Payactiv’s free financial toolkit helps you get smart insights into your spending and flags what’s safe to spend and put away.

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5 Types Of Truck Driving Jobs

New to HR

Did you know that 24% of Americans say that the best way to boost your income is to switch jobs? If you wish to better. The post 5 Types Of Truck Driving Jobs appeared first on New To HR.

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