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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.

Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

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.

Learning to Influence Others


One of the toughest things to do is persuade others to follow your lead when you’re not their direct manager. And yet, having influence can be an indicator of leadership potential. It can also help you work your way up to manager.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

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.

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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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.

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

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

3 effective management styles


Not too long ago, management was a strictly top-down role with the sole purpose of overseeing the work of employees. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then. We can now observe a diverse array of management styles across organizations.

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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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 […].

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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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.

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.


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.

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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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.

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.

With 5,000 Furloughed, FBI Agents Group Petitions for Resumed Funding

Government Executive

As shutdown shrinks resources, investigations and surveillance operations are impeded. Management

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?

Stack Ranking is somehow still a thing in Corporate America

Steve Boese

This week over on a pretty major piece dropped on the workplace culture at Facebook, for years one of America's Top/Best/Greatest places to work, but after a really tough 2018 on a number of fronts, has seen both its market value and its employee morale decline.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?