Thu.Jan 10, 2019

The first 8 steps in your digital HR strategy


The first steps in digital HR strategy Digitisation is high on the agenda in most organisations as leaders look for new ways to drive efficiency or gain competitive edge.HR is not immune to this pressure, but the press hype around new technologies, images of sleek, silver skinned automatons fulfilling all our administrative whims, is largely […] The post The first 8 steps in your digital HR strategy appeared first on XCD.

Do I have to pay out PTO when an employee leaves?


HR Best Practices blog series. Navigating the world of HR can be overwhelming—period. That’s why we’ve created a blog series to answer common HR questions. To help answer each question and define best practices, we have three HR heroes with very different approaches to HR: Bythe Booke, Sam Blackheart, and Peggy Prag. You may find yourself relating to one (or more) of our heroes depending on the given situation.

Ask Dr. Sharkey: Pull Your Team Out of the Post Holiday Slump


Sharkey, my employees and I love celebrating the holidays. Our office is full of spirit and cheer during these times, but year-after-year I notice that once the holiday season is over, our productivity slows and sales are lacking. How can I address this post-holiday slump and give my team a boost?”.

Peer to Peer Learning: Why It Should Be Part of Your Training Strategy

HR Bartender

Co-workers play a huge role in the employee experience. An increasing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so candidates can meet some of their co-workers. Companies are adopting new hire buddy programs as part of the welcoming and socialization process during onboarding.

Live Webinar: Choose the Right ATS for Your Business

Is amplifying your recruitment process in 2019 one of your New Year's resolutions? If it's not, it should be. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is command-central for all recruiting activities; managing everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But with so much out there, finding the perfect ATS for your business can prove challenging. Join Newton on Thursday, January 31st with Tim Ruge, Director of Product Marketing at Paycor to learn how an ATS will change the way you recruit and how to choose the perfect one for your company.

Pre-Employment Onboarding Gives Employees a Headstart On Day One

Cornerstone On Demand

It's rare for new employees to dive in and begin doing work on day one. Rather than getting started on the tasks they were hired to perform, they'll likely spend days—if not weeks—going through onboarding, which involves filling out paperwork, setting up software and hardware, signing up for online accounts, getting acclimated to new systems, learning the ins and outs of their roles or sitting through introductory presentations. But this approach is problematic.

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Looking at the Employee Experience in a New Way


The employee experience—what employees encounter, observe and feel throughout their employment journey—is an important but very complex topic. One might think that with a decade of economic growth and an explosion of technology at work, most employees would be having positive experiences.

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Trademark vs. Copyright: What's the Difference?


Most people have seen the © or TM symbols that appear in the footers of websites or books, or after a brand name. Copyright and trademark protect different types of intellectual property. are two sets of legal rules put in place to protect the owner of specific types of assets.

California Back as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation


California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). Trailing not far behind California are Florida, New York City and St. Louis, Missouri.

Senate Passes Back Pay Bill for Furloughed Feds, Trump Says He Will Sign It

Government Executive

Move is aimed at “easing anxiety” among affected employees. Management

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Why your employees are still struggling with performance reviews

Studies show that employees who successfully approach tough conversations with their managers, colleagues, and direct reports are less likely to leave: but only 70% of them do. Read the report to learn what's really on their minds.

People and Organizations Mentioned at the Most HR Conferences in 2018


More than 1,200 HR and related conferences took place around the world in 2018. That’s a lot, and we ( HRmarketer ) monitor and analyze all of them—including every tweet with a conference hashtag—from regional SHRM events to national conferences like the HR Technology Conference.

Make Mental Wellbeing a Resolution you Keep

NGA Human Resources

by Michael Rogers. It’s common at the start of a new year to look at our physical fitness; to make changes to our diet and exercise programs, but wellbeing is not just physical.

Technology First, Then People: Growing a Small Business HR Team

Acacia HR Solutions

It’s likely that what I’m going to say today goes against conventional wisdom. It may even be a bit controversial. In my nearly 9 years of working solely with startups and small businesses, it is the best way I have found to build a small business HR team. Let me break it down for you.


Where You’re Losing Productivity Each Day And What To Do About It

Take It Personel-ly

Most people lose productivity hours in their lives one way or another – but if you know you’re losing a ton of productivity and you want to do something about it, you’re in the right place. Many people admit to wasting up to 5 hours (sometimes more) of time each day. Just imagine what we […].

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.

How Athletic Coaches and CEOs are Similar

Extended DISC

Athletic coaches and CEOs both want to be successful and win; which requires information about their team members to make better decisions; that's where DISC can help. blogs Blog News

Symantec Discusses Securing Private Mobile App Data in the Cloud


HospitalGown and Azure Blob Service: Mobile Security Relies on Data Security

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New research highlights key to successful feedback and performance management

HR Morning

Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent phsychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees.

coworkers only ask me about ducks, adult facts in a work presentation, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. People only ask me about the ducks I work with. I’m in the lower-middle level of food service establishment with a couple hundred employees. Last year, I started a side project where I got us a small flock of ducks for fresh eggs and general merriment. Ever since, folks only ask me about the ducks.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

What’s really going on here?


I’ve had this blog for many years now, but every year I write less and less on it. I still write for other people (some under my name and some ghost writing), but I’ve neglected little ol’ hrpockets.

6 Professional Development Targets to Hit Each Month

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

These 6 Professional Development targets are more than the six “things” you need to accomplish or “do” in order to meet your employer’s KPIs. Or, your sales manager’s quota. Creating your very own professional development targets gives you ownership of you. Perhaps for the first time?

Federal Unions Decry Government 'Lock Out' At Rally

Government Executive

Democratic lawmakers, federal workers demand a swift end to the partial government shutdown on its 20th day. Management

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How a Life-Changing Diagnosis Taught Me to Open up at Work


In this HR for Humans story, Olivia Small, an office coordinator at Namely, shares her struggle dealing with a life-changing diagnosis and how she learned to depend on her team. For more stories at the intersection of work and life, follow @namely_hr on Instagram.

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

What Training Leaders Can Learn from a Design Thinking Approach


When one comes across the notion of “design thinking” for the first time, the initial thoughts that jump to mind might be about a design team at work. Well, it’s partly true. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works,” Steve Jobs once said.

New Year, New You


Your 2019 Resolutions to Keep Your Identity Safe


LEARN by Workology Updates: Certificates, Platform and Courses


Last year, we launched LEARN by Workology, an online, on-demand learning platform for HR and recruiting. It’s been a great year full of learning, development, and growth. We’ve spent the. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

3 Brutal Tips for Making Self-Employment Work


QuickBooks ambassadors share their toughest lessons learned. Sometimes — particularly in business — you just need someone to tell it to you straight. There are a lot of tips to sift through when you first get started, and let’s face it: Not all of those suggestions are helpful.

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HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.