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Hard skills vs. soft skills: Is EQ the best predictor of success?

Cloverleaf

This post was originally published on Vervoe. In the world of hiring, soft skills have recently become the holy grail of recruiting. Soft skills – emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills like communication and empathy – are among the most in-demand qualifications a candidate can bring to the table. According to one LinkedIn survey, more than half of nearly 300 hiring managers reported that the lack of soft skills among job candidates is limiting their company’s productivity.

March Madness Can Improve Office Morale

HRWatchdog

Any sort of office pool for tangible gain is still considered gambling. Your employees are very likely filling out their March Madness brackets right now.

Cultivating Happy, More Productive Employees

Wellable

With a tight employment market and the well-known struggle to create employee engagement, employers are trying to figure out what makes employees happy at work. Engagement

TED Talk Tuesday: Let's Try Emotional Correctness

Cornerstone On Demand

This article is part of our monthly TED Talk Tuesday series, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here. On the surface, Sally Kohn wasn't a cultural fit at Fox News.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

We’re Only Human 53: How to Partner with Your Talent Analytics Team

UpstartHR

Organizations that have analytics talent, whether it’s a dedicated team or just a single data-loving person within the HR function, often struggle with how to leverage the expertise they bring to the table. In today’s discussion, Ben interviews the team at Cox Enterprises: Debbie Morris, Sr. Talent Management Consultant, and Hal Halbert, Reporting Manager, to talk about how the HR/talent function can align and work with the analytics team. .

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10 Tech Tools to Use for HR Professionals

Digital HR Tech

In a recent interview, I was asked the question: “What tools and technology do you use at the HR Trend Institute? Do you walk the talk?”. The HR Trend Institute is a small organization. No ERP, no CRM, no pulse surveys and no real-time sentiment analysis of our e-mails.

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New Research: 81% of Learning Pros Say Disruption Drives Upskilling and Reskilling Demand

Lighthouse

We keep hearing that artificial intelligence, bots, and other components of technology will force employers to rethink skills in the workplace. But what do the data say? In a new study, Disruption Drives Reskilling and Upskilling , our team found that 81 percent of learning professionals believe that the current pace of change, automation, and disruption will drive a need for reskilling and upskilling employees. Click here to download our latest research on.

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Hiring Henchmen, Underlings, and Evil Minions

Robin Schooling

Hello? Have I reached the Recruiting Department? The other week, without much else going on, Mr. S. and I settled down on the couch and watched a marathon of James Bond movies. editorial note: I never liked Pierce Brosnan in the role and, IMO, Roger Moore was the absolute worst.).

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A Guide to Strategic Workforce Planning

Analytics in HR

Workforce planning is often mentioned – but rarely explained. What is workforce planning, and how do you do it? When used well, strategic workforce planning enables HR to plan for the capabilities they need in the future.

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

Walmart job changes create PR mess, draw EEOC attention

HR Morning

Walmart is already paying a heavy public relations price for its announced decision to eliminate the “Greeter” position at its U.S. stores, replacing those jobs with a new position it is calling “customer host.”

4 Ways to Increase Engagement in Tobacco Cessation

EX Program

What HR needs to know to help employees quit for good Changes in technology, incentive design, and consumer expectations have changed the way that users and wellness programs interact. However, many quit-smoking initiatives have primarily relied on the same methods to get smokers to quit.

7 Ways HRMS Can Transform How Your HR Department

HR Morning

A typical day in HR is… anything but typical. Whether you’re dealing with an employee suddenly leaving or your CEO demanding results, you’re constantly on the move and putting out new fires. You’re busy, to say the least. And on top of it all, you still have to answer questions about payroll and keep up with compliance reporting. That leaves little room for higher-level responsibilities like scouting for new talent or developing strategies to motivate employees.

Equal Pay Is Not a Favor or a Perk; It’s the Law!

PerformanceICreate

If you don’t pay all employees equal pay for equal work, you can violate: Title VII. The Equal Pay Act. State employment discrimination laws. State equal pay laws. Salary History laws. Pay Equity is also a huge problem. Pew Research in 2016 determined: White and Asian men earn the most 100%+. Asian women 87%. White women 82%. Black men 73%. Hispanic men 69%. Black women 65%. Hispanic women 58%.

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.

What Type of Professional Legacy are You creating?

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Ever consider the type of professional legacy you create? As you strive to meet an organization’s KPIs for the functional role in which you serve?

Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds Is Easier Than You Think

SHRM Resources

A panel of experts at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference answered employers who are wondering: Second-chance hiring is well-intentioned, sure, but how do we actually do it? Background Investigations Diversity and Inclusion

Are You Doing Recruitment Halfway?

Workology

I recently talked to a higher level candidate who has been job searching for months. He said the hardest and most frustrating part of the job search is trying to get that first conversation with the. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR employees errors in recruiting hr human resources in house recruiting jobs recruiting recruiting struggles tips on recruiting

How to Become a Resilient Leader

Business2Community Leadership

Being a transformational leader is hard. Any time you’re in a position of authority, you’re bound to get some pushback, and to experience some setbacks and obstacles.

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.

7 Steps: Strategic Approach to HR that Supports Growth

Effortless HR

The importance of a business plan is rarely overlooked. Marketing plans are much the same, with the success of company living or dying with your marketing strategy.

Meet Namely: Miranda Brokenberry

Namely

Miranda Brokenberry is one of Namely’s managed services all-stars. When she’s not on the phone helping clients, Miranda loves getting to know her team and helping her coworkers. She’s a people person and works hard behind the scenes to help others succeed.

Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Education Through Representation

EverFi - HR

Our students naturally look towards role models for inspiration in their careers. Of course, inspiration comes from many sources — pop culture included. While STEM is still a largely male-dominated field, it is clear that positive female representation in modern pop culture is changing that. The more we inspire our female students to emulate successful pop culture engineers, the more we can lessen the gender gap in STEM education. Diversity in Education.

can I use dark humor at work?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a dark sense of humor. I now realize that my boss does not. During a standard “how was your day off” conversation between my supervisor, manager, and a few peers, my manager mentioned that he was a chaperone for one of his kid’s field trips to Gatorland. Naturally, I asked if any of the kids on the trip got eaten by an alligator.

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

5 Steps to Boost Financial Wellness

ACI Specialty Benefits

If financial stress is leading to sleepless nights, relationship challenges, chronic anxiety and health issues, it is time for change. Begin to break the cycle of financial stress by building financial wellness. Create a Clear Financial Picture.

March Madness fans say watching at work builds morale

Tsheets

Last year, TSheets by QuickBooks ran its first-ever March Madness survey and released some pretty startling stats. Among the 200 employees we surveyed, nearly half said they spend at least 30 minutes working on their brackets at work.

SaaS AdLab Podcast Episode 21: Trainual Founder, Chris Ronzio

Trainual

We’re happy to announce Trainual founder and CEO Chris Ronzio as the featured guest for episode 21 of SaaS AdLab podcast.

How Do You Handle Management Issues?

Best Money Moves

How do you handle management issues? Rather than report it to HR, employees often discuss a manager’s failings amongst themselves, which negatively impacts productivity and job satisfaction.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.