Sat.Oct 17, 2020

Do You Know The People You Are Recognizing?


When you want to give recognition to your employees, it’s vital to know their recognition preferences. Recognition is mostly an intangible expression of acknowledgment and valuing of an individual or a team, their positive behaviors, personal effort, or contributions.

Tips to Make the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Smooth

Take It Personel-ly

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, has some of the best tips to become a citizen of the United States. There are a few important things that a person must learn about these services to ensure that they get their application approved.

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weekend open thread – October 17-18, 2020

Ask a Manager

The site has been down for maintenance but I’m hoping we’re good to go now. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts.


How a Criminal Record Affects Your Employment and What You Can Do About It

Career Metis

In today’s economic climate, and with social distancing and masking mandated by the pandemic, searching for a job is stressful enough without having a criminal record.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How To: Build Meaningful Relationships with Your Students Virtually or In-Person

Emergenetics International

For some kids, teachers may be one of the few constants that they can depend on. Their teacher is there for them every day and serves as a steady, guiding light in their lives. In my previous role as an assistant principal, when kids were in an elevated state, I would ask them to identify […].

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Part 3: When Work became a Job.

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of work across time, with a specific focus on western culture.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race


Introduction. Today’s business world is highly crowded and competitive. Every organisation is striving hard to find an ideal market strategy and is continuously probing for an ideal LMS for their internal training and overall organizational growth.

New Study Shows The Benefits Of Doing Good Deeds

Thrive Global

Previous studies have suggested that people who engage in helping others are happier and have better mental and physical health than those who don’t spend as much time helping others. During hard times such as the pandemic, a body of research suggests that helping gestures assuage worry and concern. Often during emergencies and crises, people start performing acts of kindness at random.

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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.

3 New Scientific Studies Say, “Mask Up!”

Thrive Global

Three new scientific studies published this month show that the COVID-19 virus can spread in more ways than we once knew. Research from various parts of the world considered three separate factors in each study: low humidity, public restrooms and airborne dust.

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Performance Appraisal & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. A pandemic of this scale has not emerged in many countries in well over 100 years (i.e. Spanish flu).

One routine at a time

Thrive Global

COVID-19 has created a state of restless fear for many. The fact that we do not know what the future holds—for ourselves; for our families, friends and colleagues; or for our residents and members—is driving a lot of us to put our lives on pause. We are waiting for answers before we move forward. But what happens when we put our lives or businesses on pause? Nothing. So, what can we do? We are in the middle of a pandemic. Right?

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Shaping Performance & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. A pandemic of this scale has not emerged in many countries in well over 100 years (i.e. Spanish flu).

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Rise Above the Noise

Thrive Global

Rising Above the Noise. It seems as if this past week has been the longest one in an awfully long time. In a year filled with long weeks for one reason or another, this one felt truly taxing. Staring down at some of life’s challenges this week, I took out my well-worn copy of the Tao Te Ching.

Employee Apps

Strategic HCM

I quite often post here on the digital workplace and if you're interested in this (and you should be), you may well be interested in this new report on Employee Apps that I was working on over the Summer as an associate for ClearBox.

How losing what I thought was everything in 2008 reminded me I will get through 2020.

Thrive Global

I’m going to start by saying this—You Are Enough. In the middle of April, I started a community initiative ‘ find your power in the middle of chaos ‘ as news of a pandemic wreaked havoc onto the lives of many. It wasn’t my intention to start a movement of any kind, all I knew at that time as I still do now, was that I needed to do my part.

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What Is Happening In Nagorno-Karabakh?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

During the final days of September 2020, media outlets reported on the escalation of a conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Policy /policy Business /business Policy /policy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Business

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!


Thrive Global

Honestly, we can all say that 2020 has been a very interesting year, to say the least. We have seen our lives interrupted, we have been forced to change the way we do life, and we have witnessed the world come to a screeching halt. As we are now embarking upon the fourth quarter of 2020, I hope that you have not embraced the toxic cancel culture mindset of many. The reality is that our lives have been inconvenienced but our lives have not been canceled.

What Is Happening With Solar Energy?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020, photovoltaic solar energy is already the cheapest source of electricity in history. We are not talking about the future, but about the present, about current installations.

Rachel Sheerin: How To Be Great At Sales Without Seeming Salesy

Thrive Global

Whether right or wrong, I think it’s what most people perceive and perception is 100% reality — no sense in fighting it or arguing semantics.

5 Compelling Reasons Not To Hire An Executive Coach

Forbes Leadership Strategy

If you’re wondering about hiring a coach, here are five good reasons not to. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

The Most Important Speech YOU will Ever Give

Thrive Global

Have you ever had to deliver a eulogy? I believe a eulogy is the hardest… most emotional speech you will EVER have to deliver.

Post Pandemic: How Must Colleges And Universities Reinvent Themselves?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

We’re all being disrupted right now because of the pandemic. But I think it’s fair to say that higher education has been forced to change more than anyone else. Many of these changes have been fiercely debated for years. And then suddenly, boom. It’s done and they’ve had to adapt. But what's next?

An Urgent Need for Funny Cat Videos

Thrive Global

Cross posted at Change Your Mind Change Your Life and I’ve been picking up a shift in people’s moods recently.

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Why We Lie, And The Neuroscience Behind It

Forbes Leadership Strategy

We are liars. All of us. We lie to save face, to avoid hurting other people’s feelings, to impress others, to shirk responsibility, to hide misdeeds, as a social lubricant, to prevent conflict, to get out of work, and many more reasons. And we lie a lot.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

He Taught Me To Be Fearless. Then I Taught Our Kids.

Thrive Global

I met my husband, Dean R. Wellington, when I was twenty-three years of age. Two years later, we were married. He stole my heart from the very first evening we happened upon each other. And as the story goes, he told his sister that same night that “he had just met his wife.”

Covid-19 Disinformation: Why Russia’s Been Blamed For Bizarre Vaccine Conspiracy Theory

Forbes Leadership Strategy

The race to create—and then sell—a coronavirus vaccine is not just the number one priority in global healthcare. It is now a battleground in global politics. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership leadership

New Research Finds Link Between Stress And Depression

Thrive Global

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein in the brain that is important both for the function of the mood-regulating substance serotonin and for the release of stress hormones.

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