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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.

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.

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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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

Employee burnout for employers: Costs, Causes and Cures

Workable

Have you ever felt so exhausted and disheartened that you just don’t want to go to work? Many of us have these moments — passing strikes before we revert to our normal, productive selves. But not everyone bounces back. For example, think of Sam, a sales manager, who used to love his job.

H-1B Employers Are Feeling the Squeeze Ahead of Visa Filing Season

SHRM Resources

"There was a time when filing for an H-1B visa was pretty predictable," said immigration attorney Andrew Greenfield. It's not predictable anymore, and employers have had to learn to adapt," he told the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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 Do Dots, Detail, and Data Have to Do with Koala Bears?

HR Examiner

“So next time people are talking about data, how it will change our ability to see things, and that all this information will increase our potential knowledge, know that it’s sort of true.” ” – Heather Bussing.

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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%.

Companies Find Ways to Bridge Skills Gap

SHRM Resources

JPMorgan Chase is committing $350 million to pilot innovative education and training programs aligned with high-demand digital and technical skills. It's joining organizations throughout the country looking for new ways to fill the skills gap. Workforce Readiness Leadership and Navigation

3 Overlooked Practices for a Positive Candidate Experience

Precheck

3 Overlooked Practices for a Positive Candidate Experience Mar. 19, 2019. Antique Nguyen Marketing Specialist. A job candidate’s journey with a company from application to hire (or not hire) is no longer just a process, it’s an experience.

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.

Trump Administration Report Offers Ideas on Expanding U.S. Labor Force

SHRM Resources

new report from the Council of Economic Advisors explores strategies to get more people in the labor force as millions of Baby Boomers are expected to retire. In 10 years, nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Meanwhile, more U.S.

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.

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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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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.

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.