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A “Non-Obvious” Conversation about Employee Engagement with Jamie Notter

Jason Lauritsen

Today, I’m doing something a little different on the blog. My longtime friends Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant have just published a new book titled “ The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement.” They present a unique perspective that I think you’ll find interesting.

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7 Things HR Needs to Consider for First-Time Manager Training

Quantum Workplace

As an HR team, you’ve identified a talented, promising up-and-comer in your organization who’s ready for a bigger role. Believing the skills they’ve shown will make them an effective leader, you promote them to manager. Now what

Saying “Thank You” on Employee Appreciation Day

Ultimate Software

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a chance for me—and Ultimate Software’s entire leadership team—to take a moment and express our gratitude for being part of the best company in the world.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

How to Use Public and Private Goals for Employee Management

Reflektive

A company’s success depends, in large part, on its ability to identify and achieve goals that align with its mission. This includes both public and private goal setting. Generally speaking, public goals are goals affecting the company, an entire department, or a team, and usually originate with executives and managers. Private goals are work-related projects initiated by employees, and generally center on personal development. SEE ALSO: The HR Innovator’s Guide to SMART Goals.

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Legal Workflow Automation: One Solution to Unite Them All?

Mitratech

There's a single legal tech solution that's best for integrating in-house legal and outside counsel. The post Legal Workflow Automation: One Solution to Unite Them All? appeared first on Mitratech.

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Working interviews: How hiring trend can cause compliance issues

HR Morning

News flash: The feds don’t like it when you bring in “applicants” for a “working interview” – and then refuse to pay them for the work they perform. The lesson is going to cost a Nashville dental practice $50,000 after a settlement in federal district court.

California Employers: Beware More Stringent Criminal Background Check Requirements

HRWatchdog

The FCRA and ICRAA disclosures must be clear and conspicuous. A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling has made already strict background check requirements even more stringent.

Employee Bereavement—Why Strategy Is the Best Policy

PlanSource

Handling personal loss is one of the hardest things HR is asked to do. The knowledge that it will happen at some point is perhaps the only certainty; otherwise, there is nothing but uncertainty in when, where, how, and why it will impact your organization.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

A PEO in Perpetual Growth Mode

Stratus

PEO Spotlight – STRATUS.HR: MICHELYN AND JOHN FARNSWORTH. PEO Insider, Feb 2019 (Reposted). By Chris Chaney. If it’s the first Wednesday of the month, you can be sure to find the employees of NAPEO member and Sandy, Utah-based Stratus.hr

Employees tracked 845 million hours in 2018—time to show ‘em some love

Tsheets

Employee Appreciation Day, here in the U.S., is always the first Friday in March (also known as the perfect opportunity to gift everyone a three-day weekend, amiright?). While still an unofficial holiday, Employee Appreciation Day got its start years ago.

Does your company use no-hire agreements? Better call a lawyer. Maybe a criminal lawyer.

The Employer Handbook

Image Credit: Pixabay.com ([link]. In most states, non-competition agreements between and an employer and employee are legal, as long as there is some form of consideration (like money) to support them.

Managing Turnover: 3 Keys for Keeping Your People [Free E-Book]

BambooHR

Uh-oh. Nicole in Accounting just gave her two weeks’ notice. Not Nicole! How can your company get along without her? If you’ve ever wondered why so many of your firm’s employees unexpectedly leave for another job, you’re not alone.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Health in the Workplace: Nutrition and its Impact

Vantage Circle

Nutrition impacts overall health in the workplace more than you might think. In the workplace, how and what you and your employees eat can positively impact their productivity. This is why it is important for you to promote proper nutrition and eating habits in your workplace.

People Analytics Has Arrived

HRExecutive

Recently, I spent a day with 50 HR-tech executives from Fortune 100 companies. When I asked, “Who has an ongoing project using AI?” about 40 percent of the group raised their hands. When I asked, “Who has a people-analytics team?”, it was more like 60 percent of the group.

How Kum & Go Decreased Turnover by 70%

Branch

Retention and turnover. An age-old issue that's the focus for many of us involved in retail and hospitality operations. Turnover affects teams and impacts the customer experience negatively. This is the story of how one company cut turnover by 70 percent.

#WorkTrends: How to Beat Burnout

TalentCulture

Leadership and executive coach Beth Benatti Kennedy coaches many of her clients through their own experiences with burnout. It’s something she knows about firsthand.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Cafe Classic: The Stuff of Legends!

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Every organization has its legends. Are they true? How do they, how should they impact our work? Margaret O'Hanlon tackles this Classic topic. I've been getting to know a few new clients recently.

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Reflections from ADP ReThink: Top 3 Lessons in Global Transformation

ADP

The 2019 ADP ReThink Global HCM Conference drew the world's top human capital management (HCM) leaders to Berlin for three days of networking and

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Compensation and Recruiting

TLNT: The Business of HR

Recruiting and compensation don’t typically work closely together. Should they? The market for great talent continues to get tighter. When recruiting teams have a full understanding of your organization’s compensation strategy, they can offer a competitive edge in the war on talent. Recruiters are speaking with top talent every day and have a deep understanding of the jobs at your organization.

4 Ways to Improve Productivity When Working from Home

A Slice of HR

For people who don’t actually do it, the work-from-home life might seem like a pipe dream: you roll out of your bed at your desired time, make that perfect cuppa, stroll over to your desk still in your PJ’s, and, voila, work just “happens.”

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

What to Offer in a Great Benefits Package?

Commuter Benefit Solutions

Employers are offering more benefit options as they know it’s essential to attract and retain employees in today’s hot job market. But the benefits landscape has changed tremendously in the past decade. No longer are health plans and vacation time the only thing employees want in a benefits package.

HRExaminer v10.09

HR Examiner

Deep Thinking about Deep Learning. March 1, 2019. Tom Janz shares fascinating new data on machine learning assessment and hiring efforts, plus Tom highlights a critical obstacle to achieving success. Deep Thinking about Deep Learning.

How Bonfyre Supports Employee Resource Groups

Bonfyre

Employee resource groups are a great way to connect employees and encourage innovation and inclusivity. With a communication tool like Bonfyre, your company can help these groups grow into thriving communities. It can be tough for employees to make connections in a large company.

Tying the team value proposition (TVP) to the employer value proposition (EVP)

Stories Incorporated HR

A Team Value Proposition is created when you uncover what’s unique about a specific small group experience within the context of the larger organization.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.