Thu.Aug 01, 2019

8 Strategies for Running an Effective Team Meeting

Eagle's Flight

Attending meetings is an everyday occurrence for many of us at work. Gathering people together to discuss a topic or decide a course of action can help to maintain and improve workflow. However, not all meetings make good use of employees’ time.

Your 2020 Benefits Mismatch


If you have a blended workforce of hourly and salaried associates, this article is directed at you. Are your benefits mismatched with your employee population? The meaning of “balanced” depends on the company’s current workforce AND who they want to have come apply for work.

Goal Check! How to Help Employees Stay on Track and Achieve Their Goals This Year


We’re halfway through the year. January seems like a long time ago and December is still a long way out. But the clock is ticking toward Q4, and that means it’s time for a goal check-in. It’s easy to set ambitious goals in January, but how are you doing on them now? How about your employees?

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What 20-Something-Year-Olds Want from an Employer


There are many stereotypes about those of us who are in our twenties and early thirties and fall into either the Gen Z or Millennial population. As a member of the Gen Z generation, here are some examples that I’ve heard, and a few I may have even said myself: They don’t know how to work.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Evaluating Training Effectiveness: Are Your Staff Development Programs Providing Value?


Training and staff development are investments, but how can we be sure we are getting the most out of the time and money we spend on training? According to the Harvard Business Review, last year the average employee received about $1,000 in training.

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4 HR Lessons from Stranger Things


For most HR professionals, the workday doesn’t include battling demogorgons, slaying mindflayers, or foiling Russian spies (and if it does, you may want to look. HR Insights

Make it theirs: 3 simple steps for communicating and instilling your vision, mission, and values

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Melissa Yim and Heather Shaw on August 1, 2019. You’ve helped your company develop internal positioning statements including vision, mission and values. They’re displayed throughout your offices, on your intranet, and on your recruiting site.

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What is Organizational Network Analysis? And How Does it Benefit Companies? (i4cp login required)


What organization doesn’t want to do more to break down silos, stimulate innovation, identify hidden talent, and encourage collaboration across teams and functions?

Hiring C-suite executives: 6 essential questions


Selecting senior leadership team members is among the most significant – and perhaps transformative – choices a company can make.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Employee Satisfaction Surveys: Best practices and sample questions

Qualtrics HR

Improving employee satisfaction has been a goal of organizations since at least the 1930s, when psychologists began earnestly studying employee attitudes and how they were affected by the employer/employee relationship.

California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation Now in Effect


Employers should act now – the emergency wildfire smoke regulation is in effect. On July 29, 2019, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke became effective.

3 secrets for managers looking to maximize their time


Time: It’s the one resource everyone needs, but no one has enough of. . As a manager, it may feel like the closer you get to the top, the more people need your time.

How to Create a Truly Effective Performance Review Process


Let’s admit it: the traditional methods for performance reviews are outdated. But they’re not going anywhere any time soon. According to Globoforce , a whopping 91% of organizations use them. And they’re mostly just doing them to check it off their to-do list.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

How To Identify Your Job Strengths To Make A Career Change

Take It Personel-ly

When it’s time for a career change, it’s important to take a moment to identify your strengths so that you can make the best possible case as you try to break into a new industry. Okay, this process might take more than a moment!

Yael Averbuch West Is Paying It Forward

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Yael Averbuch West suspended a professional soccer career to focus on her health. During her break, she is busy running a business and advancing continued improvements in women's soccer as the first Executive Director of the National Women's Soccer League Players Association


Making Diversity Central to Success: Q&A With Chevron’s Chief Diversity Officer

HR Digest

Diversity is an overused word, but at Chevron it’s a perfect description of its corporate culture. How did it happen? The company’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights how diversity and inclusion (D&I) feature so centrally in the company’s success story.

Five Years After Daesh Unleashed Genocide In Iraq

Forbes Leadership Strategy

August 3, 2019, marks the fifth anniversary of the Daesh’ attack on Sinjar, Iraq. Five years have passed and it is crystal clear that the response to the atrocities perpetrated by Daesh has not been adequate and this contributed to the threat the targeted religious minorities still face


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.

DOL Final Rule Reduces 401(k) Headaches for Small Employers


A new regulation implemented by the Department of Labor will make it easier for unrelated employers to reduce costs and duties of offering 401(k) packages to their employees by joining together in a single defined contribution retirement plan. . Under the new rule, which will take effect Sept.

What Marianne Williamson Can Teach Every Democratic Candidate For President

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Get out of your heads. Stop talking about people and talk to them. Dig beneath our hope and fear and tap into our longing. Speak to the soul. Marianne Williamson gets it. That's why she's rising, and why she'll keep rising


10 Fun Games for Team Building


No manager wants to see rolling eyes when pitching fun games for team building. It’s tricky to figure out fresh and exciting ways to bring your team together without being invasive or treating them like children.

Here Are 3 Ways HR Can Improve Its Credibility

Forbes Leadership Strategy

It's hard for HR professionals to maintain credibility with employees while they're managing both enforcement and employee relations responsibilities. Here are three strategies that will help

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

The Most Critical Skills for Leaders Are Fundamentally Human


In a recent blog , I shared a new model for developing the leaders of today and tomorrow. I advocated for replacing one-and-done trainings with approaches that are ongoing, personalized, bite-sized, and embedded within the flow of the work day.

The Best Books for Startup Founders And First-Time Entrepreneurs

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Still new to entrepreneurship? These books will help you find your footing—and start the journey


3 Key Questions to Identify the Problem Parts of Your Hiring Process

Effortless HR

The hiring process is not easy for anyone – including recruiters and hiring managers. There is a lot of pressure placed on your shoulders when you are responsible for finding new talent that will hopefully help your business grow and succeed.

The Best Books Every CEO Should Read

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Where do you go when you’re already at the top? With the wisdom in these 7 books, the answer is “onward and upward

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.