Tue.Jan 12, 2021

How HR Investigations Can Create the Culture You’ve Dreamed Of

Ultimate Software

From time to time, we invite guest contributors to provide their personal perspectives about trending HCM topics. The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent UKG.

Select the Best Candidate Faster: Employment Background Checks

HR Bartender

(Editor’s note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software. For the eighth consecutive year, Paycom has been named to The Oklahoman ’s top workplaces list. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the article.).


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How Will 2021 Be Different?


If 2020 taught us anything, it is that the institutions and systems we rely on as a society are vulnerable and fragile.

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Create A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture With 15Five’s New DEI Foundations Survey


At 15Five, we’re focused on helping customers build a culture of belonging, where each person feels safe to bring their authentic, unique, and best self to work. Creating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse company isn’t just a cultural decision, it’s a mindset shift.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

2021: A Personal Update and a Look Ahead


If you follow the blog closely you have noticed that I’ve gone a bit quiet in recent months other than episodes of the podcast coming out.

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Building a “Personal Board of Directors” Can Transform Your Career—Here’s How to Do It

The Muse

A personal board of directors can provide guidance, expertise, and support to help you with the job search, promotions, office politics, and more. Getting Ahead

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Hireology Named to Built In’s 2021 Best Places to Work List


Hireology has ranked number 39 on Built In’s 2021 List of Best Places to Work for midsize companies in Chicago. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, nationally and in the eight largest tech markets. “We’re

How To Make Work-From-Home Easier

Take It Personel-ly

The idea of working from home can be appealing. You get to skip the commute and have the flexibility of working independently. However, remote work can also present some challenges. Without the structure of an office atmosphere to keep you on task, it’s easy to get distracted.

The December Jobs Report: Gear Up for the New Year


The BLS jobs report for December 2020 was unsurprisingly bleak. The unemployment rate remained at 6.7%, but 140,000 jobs were lost. This was the first net decline the job market has seen since the mass layoffs that occurred last spring, with leisure and hospitality seeing the biggest losses. .

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

How People Analytics Enables You to Bridge the Talent Gap

Analytics in HR

Being unable to close the talent gap at your organization is a serious issue, leading to missed opportunities and lost business now and in the future. But how can you figure out what skills you need to bridge the talent gap?

Creating and Sticking to Healthy Habits in 2021


By Deborah Ledley, PhD, Psychologist and Author. Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that 2021 brings many positive changes to our world after an incredibly difficult 2020. With New Year’s here, many people will be tempted to get “out with the old” and establish new, healthier habits.

When HR and employees are disconnected: 6 remedies


Despite your best intentions, sometimes HR becomes out of touch with the rest of the company. Your HR team thinks everything is going great, but in fact, your employees are unsatisfied, aggrieved or disengaged.

I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m on my department’s leadership team, with three business functions under my umbrella. One of the VP-level leaders on my team had a position open up in his organization, in a function I’ve previously worked in and am hoping to return to.

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Cal/OSHA Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards


Last year, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency COVID-19 temporary standards, which became effective and enforceable on November 30, 2020.

I resent coworkers coming back from furlough, I took over a colleague’s work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker’s work was given to me, and I feel awkward about it. I was promoted from a subject matter expert to a senior position in my org.

Time To Start A New Career, Your Way

New to HR

According to the Ministry of Education, 11.9% of university students change careers every year during the first two years, and it is normal that this. The post Time To Start A New Career, Your Way appeared first on New To HR. Personal Growth


How to Reconnect With Friends You Lost Touch With Last Year

Thrive Global

The pandemic has changed our relationships in ways we never could have imagined, allowing us to bond with coworkers over work-from-home challenges and virtual schooling tips, and even helping us grow closer to family members who have helped us stay resilient.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

3 Resolutions to Make Your Business Shine in 2021


From employee loyalty to improved operations, consider these business resolutions for 2021 that could improve your company and its bottom line. The post 3 Resolutions to Make Your Business Shine in 2021 appeared first on PayActiv. Blog EWA financial wellness

How to Engage Your Virtual Workforce in 2021

C. A. Short Company

Workforce engagement is always important for your business, but it has probably never been as challenging to achieve and maintain as it is right now.

What Does Success Look Like to You and Your Team?

Emergenetics International

Depending on your Emergenetics® preferences and values, you may have a different definition of success than your colleagues. The nuances between your perspectives and those of your team members or staff can have a significant impact on motivation and goal achievement.

How Your Business Can Boost Fundraising and Charity Efforts

Effortless HR

An important part of a business’s outreach involves supporting the local community. You know that you rely on the people in your hometown to keep bringing business through your doors. In addition, employees feel more connected to their company if the company puts in effort to give back.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

What Exactly is a Background Check?8 Background Check Questions Answered

Sterling Check

Background checks and ongoing employee monitoring are crucial for organizations of all sizes and across all industries. Being accountable for workplace and employee safety is a considerable responsibility, and while it may seem like a simple question – “what is a background check?”

Living An Authentic Life

Thrive Global

If you are like most people, you may often wonder whether or not you really want to be doing what you are doing in your professional or in your personal life. For many of us, we seek answers that are not always easy to find.

Tips to Make Professional Training Videos at Home


Training videos are a powerful educational tool. They can teach the audience how to achieve a goal, provide tips on how to do something new, or instruct how to perform a specific task. They are great for demonstrating actions that can be difficult to explain in words only.

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COVID-19 Reveals Why Flat Organizations Thrive: Steal Their Secrets

Great Place to Work



Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Looking After Your Mental Health With Entrepreneur Jake Ernst

Thrive Global

In the last few years, many people have become conscious about their health. As a result, demand for organic vegetables and other organic food products experienced a boom. Staying fit and healthy has become a trend which turned many individuals into fitness buffs.

The Auld Lange Syne of 2020

Employment Metrix

Even though it’s now January, it’s impossible to Men-In-Black zap ourselves into thinking that last year didn’t happen. Proof positive—I’m writing this in December of 2020, knowing that this will be published sometime in the future.

At This Company, Employees Are in Control of Their Future

The Muse

Jasmine Cooper, a sales performance analyst at Signify, has found success at a company that trusts her to create her own path. Getting Ahead