Mon.Feb 13, 2017

7 Lessons on Creating a Powerful Employee Experience


I just finished reading a brand new book called The Employee Experience. It’s a great look at the relatively new concept of creating an experience for employees, not just trying to engage them or do some other one-off program that doesn’t deliver long-term results.

The Role of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture


Every employee plays a part in the process of changing organizational culture, but at the end of the day, leaders are the ones who can make or break it; the choices they make cause a ripple effect on employee recruitment, engagement, and performance that powerfully impacts a company’s performance.

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We Gave Office Pets Free Rein in the Workplace – Here’s How it Made Our Office Better


We Gave Office Pets Free Rein in the Workplace – Here’s How it Made Our Office Better. . Kogi and Layla met at the office, and hit it off right away. Covert glances soon turned into discrete nuzzling.

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How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout

HR Gazette

Working at a desk and staring at a computer all day can be a grind. It can become dull and boring, and sometimes you just want to take a six-month vacation. We’ve all been there.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

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No Love: 9 Ways to Completely Fail at Employee Recognition

Quantum Workplace

We’re all familiar with the benefits of employee recognition. When employees feel valued, they’re more engaged, more motivated, and more likely to go the extra mile for their company (just to name a few).

Why Happy Employees Breed Happy Customers

HR Daily Advisor

by Ellen Humphrey, senior vice president of Human Resources, Appirio. How do you make your employees happy? As an HR professional or executive for your company, this is a question that’s likely always top of mind.

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Rethinking employee engagement and the benefits of getting it right

The Predictive Index

By Greg Barnett, PhD. Employee Engagement & Retention Employee Engagement

Corporate Culture Key to Attracting and Retaining Top Tech Talent, Says Survey

HR Daily Advisor

More than any other concern as it relates to hiring and retention, finding and hiring top tech talent keeps executives up at night—more than keeping the team they have in place and more than staying competitive with regard to salary and bonuses.

Busting Millennial Myths: The Real Secret to Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Millenials

Millennials in the workforce are here to stay and we'll show you what really wins them over (think opportunities for growth, mentorship, transparency, and your company's mission). Download the Ebook now.

Here’s What’s Keeping You Up At Night

TLNT: The Business of HR

From concerns about how to motivate employees to meet company goals to worries over how to gain a “big picture” of company talent through data and analytics, a host of work-related issues haunted HR professionals in 2016, according to SilkRoad’s latest “What Keeps HR Up At Night?” report.

7 Scheduling Challenges Managers Can Finally Stop Stressing About

Workforce Software

If scheduling employees is part of your job, then your job could be a lot easier. Here are 7 scheduling challenges managers can finally stop stressing about. Blog Absence Management Fatigue Management Time and Attendance Workforce Management Workforce Scheduling

Reduce Job Stress: 6 Simple Strategies Anyone Can Follow [Infographic]

Switch and Shift

You’ve downed your third cup of coffee since 6:30 am. Your next online meeting is in five minutes and the Blue Screen of Death taunts you from your computer screen. You get a message from your boss asking when you’ll be done with the draft proposal you promised you’d get to last week.

Unleash the Power of Your Workday Investment

NGA Human Resources

Anyone familiar with Workday knows its value, but is everyone realising it? In its simplest form, the platform streamlines processes across talent management, time management, payroll, recruiting and other HR functions, eliminating the need for multiple systems.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

5 Ways to Shine After a Critical Performance Review


Performance review season recently wrapped up and you may not have received the results you were hoping for. You love your job and pride yourself in being highly motivated, but with the recent feedback it may feel difficult to get excited for the year ahead. A study on the performance review process led by Adobe revealed that this common HR practice isn’t as proactive towards employee improvement as you’d imagine.

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Under Trump, EEOC Will Focus on Job Growth

HR Daily Advisor

While promising that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will retain its core values, President Trump’s pick for acting chair told employers Thursday that the commission will, at the president’s direction, focus on job growth. “It

my boss won’t approve my time off for a video game competition

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: It was in no small part thanks to your advice that about eight months ago I was able to land my first professional job! I have been enjoying the job so far, and even though it is not in my desired field, it is related. My manager, Fergus, has some quirks but has overall been nice and reasonable to work with. However, I had my first problem with him this week. I play a video game competitively in my free time, and my team was very excited to qualify for an upcoming competition!

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HR and Branding – The Perfect Partnership


Building Brands from the Inside, Out. What is a brand? Your company’s brand is the window of opportunity to link the internal and external sides of your business to impact the bottom line.

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Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

7 Ways to Strengthen Employee Engagement with Recognition


In recent years, employee engagement evolved from what was largely considered an ‘HR issue,’ to become a crucial element of the broader business conversation in many organizations.

Employee Retention: Engagement Through Opportunity

Compensation Today

Keeping good employees is no doubt complex. Avoiding a letter of resignation often requires blocking and tackling by managers, HR and executive leadership. Last week, I talked about whether learning and development is more important to employee retention than pay.

I Quit Social Media in February

Laurie Ruettimann

I quit social media in the month of February. The thing about being in HR is that I have “industrial psychologists” for friends, and they don’t let me get away with anything. Apparently, I haven’t quit social media. I might be detoxing from social media by only checking my feeds in the morning and night. During the shortest month of the year.) But it turns out that quitting means something. It means that you stop or discontinue your behaviors.

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Diversity and Inclusion – Time For HR To Step Up Its Game


With all the emphasis on fake news recently, it is good to see that when someone posts something that doesn’t sound quite right, someone else does the research and adds information to the post. I ran into this last week when someone posted something from 2013 regarding Barilla pasta, and it was quickly researched and updated. The short story – the Barilla CEO stated, in 2013, that he would only portray “classic families” in advertising.

2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

Resource Scheduling in Legal Practice: Managing Cost and Complexity

Asure Software

In any legal practice, the management of work hours is critical; billable hours are the primary source of revenue for most firms.

Beyond quotas: what are the ingredients for true diversity?

HR Zone

Culture. What are the ingredients for true diversity

How To Eat Well Under Pressure

Get Hppy

Stress is part of everyday life. According to NHS Choices stress becomes an issue when pressure becomes too great and creates feelings of being unable to cope [i]. Stress can be related to work , personally or both.

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my mom says that using FMLA will prevent me from getting another job, requiring advance notice of requests to use time off, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My mom says that using FMLA will prevent me from getting another job. Two years ago, my father ended a career that had us living in Hawaii and relocated for a new job in Utah. For financial reasons I had to tag along, and the short version is that I’m miserable.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.