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

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.


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.

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.

Why a Strong Mentoring Commitment is a Critical Component for Success


The evidence is undeniable: Creating a culture of mentorship builds leadership pipelines, reduces talent attrition and creates more opportunities for women.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

4 Ways to Develop High-Potential Employees Into Subject Matter Experts


High-potential (HiPo) employees aren't necessarily destined for a management role. Developing HiPo employees into subject matter experts (SMEs) is also a valuable path. But going from HiPo to SME doesn't happen overnight.

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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.

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

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.

This HR Technology Saved Lives; Are You Using It?


There are myriad examples of how the implementation of modern, innovative HR and workplace technologies can drive positive outcomes for employees and their organizations.

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 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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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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

IRS Sending ACA Penalties Letters at Staggering Pace

HR Workplace Services

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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.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.