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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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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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Best Management Software that Every HR Manager Should Start Using Right Now

Hppy

All HR managers need to be making the most of software so that they can achieve higher levels of efficiency by automating repetitive tasks, as well as assessing data and spotting trends so that they can drive their business forward. The trouble is that there are so many different types of software available today, so much so that it can feel impossible to know where to begin.

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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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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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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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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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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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Foundations of Diversity: Building an Inclusive Company From the Ground Up

Can you guess why top-tier companies place such a high emphasis on diversity? Because a successful business mirrors the world around it. Diverse companies create empowering environments and are 35% more likely to financially outperform their peers. This new guide offers strategic insights to build a vibrant, diverse, and innovative workforce. Learn to assess your current workforce, understand demographics, and identify barriers to inclusivity.

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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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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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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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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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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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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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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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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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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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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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Performance Review Calibrations Made Easy

Every company aspires to be the best, and performance reviews are the cornerstone of that journey. However, discrepancies in how managers rate their teams can lead to unfairness.