Wed.Aug 21, 2019

Improving employee experience makes for a better company: Here’s how

HR Morning

Providing employees with a strong Employee Experience is more than a great company picnic and premium benefits. Employee Experience, or EX, is about employees feeling like there are strong contributors to the success of the company. They are productive and efficient because the employer treats them like a customer, providing them with the tools and training they need to do the job, and absorbing them into a positive company culture.

Reflections on training. 


A few weeks ago I attended a training course. It wasn’t anything to do with my usual work, but was about learning to help children with Down Syndrome to navigate the transition to teenage years. As someone who regularly delivers … Continue reading → Other Stuff

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Want to Supercharge your Employee Onboarding Process? Your EVP is the Secret.

Blu Ivy Group

Anyone who has recruited for new talent understands how much work is involved. It’s usually a detailed and complicated process that touches many people across many departments and effective Employee Onboarding will help you retain the top talent you spent so much time and money attracting.

Why office gossip isn't as bad as we think


Office gossip is commonly misunderstood as something to be avoided whenever possible. And sure, what might start out as harmless rumors or after-work gripe sessions can quickly devolve into high school drama: damaged relationships, the formation of cliques, and toxic working conditions.


ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Back to School: How to Show Working Parents You Care


Summer is coming to an end as parents pack up the beach toys and prepare for the new school year ahead. From meeting teachers to arranging childcare to managing extracurricular activities — back to school means back to routine, but it also requires juggling schedules and work-life balance for working parents. In 2018, 63% of married-couple families with children had both parents employed. As this number continues to grow, support for working parents is needed now more than ever.

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Interview with Charlene Li, Part 1: Acts of Courageous Leadership


In this two-part series, we sit down with Altimeter Group founder and Senior Fellow Charlene Li ahead of the release of her new book, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail.

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When Turnover Is High But That Means You're World Class.

The HR Capitalist

Good leaders attract followers; great leaders create more leaders. Turnover sucks. Except when people promote themselves by leaving you, and you have a track record of that being the primary cause of your turnover.

Ways to reward and recognize your employees this Labor Day


While we’re still in the dog days of summer, Labor Day is just around the corner. A popular holiday for the final vacation of the summer, but also a great opportunity to promote – or debut – your reward and recognition programs.

Want to Thrive at Work? Build a Strong Internal Network.


No matter your definition of professional success, it’s hard to achieve your goals alone. More often than not, successful people are able to build and leverage a strong internal network.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

A Detailed Overview of Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wage Law

Patriot Software

When it comes to setting employee salaries or wages, you can’t pay any amount you want. You must follow minimum wage law. So, what’s minimum wage? Depending on your business location, you might have differing federal, state, and local minimum wage rates.

How Cisco Went from 82 to 6 on the 100 Best Companies List

Great Place to Work


Jay Baer: Be a customer conversation starter

Qualtrics HR

Where do you start with Jay Baer? New York Times best-selling author of 6 books? 7th-generation entrepreneur? Founder of 5, multi-million dollar companies? Or how about the fact he’s advised over 700 companies in his time including Nike and The United Nations?

5 Qualities of Exceptional Leaders

Great Place to Work



Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Tips on How to Maximize Space in Your Kitchen

Take It Personel-ly

Organizing your stuff with limited and minimal space is kind of distressing. Kitchen is one of the essential parts of a home because this place is where you cook hearty and delicious meals.

Taking Care of Business: ERISA Fiduciary Duties of a 401(k) Plan Sponsor


When you set up an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan for your team, you to need figure out who is going to handle the fiduciary duties, and you're probably going to come across the term ERISA. First things first.

IRS Sending ACA Penalties Letters at Staggering Pace

HR Workplace Services

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Ep 194: How #HR Can Be More Brave at Work


While it wears many faces, bravery is one of the most valuable virtues not only in life but in leadership. The presence of bravery leads to do-ers, dreamers, and great leaders. The willingness to. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Everything You Need to Know About Predictive Scheduling


Hourly employees (especially those in the retail and restaurant industries) are often faced with a number of struggles that come with on-call scheduling.

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10 persuasion techniques to help you get ahead at work


Having trouble getting buy-in for your latest big idea? These simple tips will help.

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5 Tips for Displaying Company Culture During the Hiring Process

The Tim Sackett Project

So, why is company culture important? We inherently understand why a company’s culture is valuable, sure. It sets up the rules, procedures and best practices for a place where you spend 40-50 hours a week, and it guides employees on how to make decisions, how to deal with customers and more.

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Why Qualtrics? – Pelin Aylangan – Senior Manager, XM Practice – Seattle, WA

Qualtrics HR

At Qualtrics we want to connect our people to careers that feed their purpose; jobs that motivate & inspire them. This is Pelin’s “Why Qualtrics” story. I like to work with teams to improve on consultative engagement where understanding the customer’s needs is critical.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Meet Tasks: not just another to-do list in your intranet


You just spotted a document in your intranet that needs to be updated, so you copy the link, toggle over to your to-do list app, and set yourself a reminder. But wait, you forgot the document’s title, so you check that, and then edit your reminder.

Does Uber Qualify For Commuter Benefits?

Commuter Benefit Solutions

It’s no secret ride-hailing is popular to get around now. More than a third of Americans have used ride-hailing services like Uber. And more than 20 percent say they use a ridesharing service every month. Since it's growing at a fast rate, people often ask, “Does Uber qualify for commuter benefits?

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Into the talent-verse: the rise of the talent optimizer

PI Worldwide

If you put Spider-Man and an average human side-by-side in a high-pressure situation, say a fight with Green Goblin, their differences would be obvious. Spider-Man has superhero strength, reflexes, agility, and balance.

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“The Building People” Named One of The Most Successful Companies in America

Berkshire Associates

As a small business, how do you land yourself on the shortlist of the fastest growing private companies in America.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.