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.


Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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.

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.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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

Great Place to Work


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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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?

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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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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.

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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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.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

IRS Sending ACA Penalties Letters at Staggering Pace

HR Workplace Services

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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.

How To Keep Your Business From Getting Backed Up


Last Easter, the Easter Bunny surprised my one-year-old with one of those little wind-up chick toys that waddles across the floor. He loved it, until he threw it into the toilet mid-flush. So, I spent most of the day learning the ins and outs of the plumbing trade.

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Use ‘Star Profiles’ for Hiring

SHRM Resources

Don't mistake a person's ability to ace an interview and get the job with the person's ability to actually do the job. Use a star profile--a list of desired behaviors and outcomes--to set expectations and find out how, and if, the person can do the work. Communication Interviewing

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

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.

Big Data, Small Results? 3 Ways To Make Your Data Deliver More Value

Forbes Leadership Strategy

For many companies, capturing data is similar to collecting stamps. Great collection, with little value

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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.

Proposal Would Make Wildfire Smoke Protection Rule More Stringent; Threatens to Increase Business Costs


In 2018, wildfire smoke caused downtown Sacramento to occasionally exceed an AQI for PM 2.5 of 300.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.