Fri.Nov 15, 2019

Are You an Employee Engagement Dinosaur?

Jason Lauritsen

This week, I somehow found myself in a conversation with a colleague about breaking the habit of putting two spaces behind a period when I type. Since he is roughly my age, he understood this challenge completely.

Cafe Classic: Employee Recognition From The Psychology Perspective

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: What can Psychologists teach us about employee recognition. Plenty, it turns out. Derek Irvine expounds. What do employees value most for recognition? What do companies (and managers) actually do well for same? What does the research tell us?

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How to Utilize AR and VR Apps to Boost Productivity and Employee Engagement?

Take It Personel-ly

If you still think both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are mainly for the game apps, you have no idea about how they have become part of serious undertakings in corporate and workplace environments.

Consumer Data Protection Laws: What You Need to Know

Ultimate Software

With the rate at which technology has been advancing, it was perhaps inevitable for the law to lag behind.

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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.

Why Helpdesk Software is comparatively better than Email Communications?


The evolution of technology and its benefits is influencing almost every department within a business, and support teams are no exception. To deliver great customer support and stay ahead of competitors, many companies are adopting ticket management solutions.

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8 Tips for Employees to Improve Email Writing Skills and Online Professionalism

BizLibrary - HR

Developing effective email communication, mastering email writing skills, and establishing good email writing habits will instantly improve your employees’ online professionalism, which translates to a better reputation offline, too!

3 Ways to Be a Better Human, Via an Expert in AI


Saturday Spark #36. By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO. No Job is Robot-Proof. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times, kicked off his presentation to 800 corporate sustainability and responsibility executives at BSR19 this week with that pronouncement.

CX Optimization is important : An Interview with 1to1 Media’s Judith Aquino


Smartphones give consumers a louder voice and bigger presence.

Being Human


Yesterday I sent a tweet about a conversation I’d been in that morning. It briefly described a situation that had been told to me, relating to a large UK organisation the name of which would be familiar to many. This organisation … Continue reading → Other Stuff


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!

Business Gifting for the Holidays 101


The holidays are the perfect time to reward all of your excellent employees for their efforts throughout the year. Small presents could serve as effective motivators and help employees feel valued and recognized in your workplace.

5 Benefits of Gratitude in the Workplace (and how to show it!)


National Gratitude Month is here - and we're taking the opportunity to shift our focus from the negative to appreciating what is positive. While 'gratitude' may not be the most-used word in your vocabulary at work, it definitely should not be forgotten.

Is Your Business Ready to Scale?

Great Place to Work



Are Recruitment Biases Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Tandem HR

4 Types of Recruitment Biases to Avoid. Have you ever relied on a gut instinct when hiring a new employee? Does an innocent comment ever sway your hiring decision? Would you ever let the sound of someone’s laugh factor into your decision process?

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Women Like Technology Work. It’s Time to Hire More of Them

SHRM Resources

If women have the chance to stay in their tech jobs and advance in their careers, many of them will find they’ll enjoy the work they do, reap the rewards of their labor and find a suitable work/life balance, reveals a Capital One survey that examines why women stay in tech jobs and why they bolt.

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A Conversation About Onboarding

Essium HRM

It’s our business to talk to HR teams about their current onboarding process. The number one question that we ask is “How is your onboarding process working for your team/company?” When we hear responses like: “Its not great.” Or “It could be better.”

#WorkTrends: Taking Stock of the Global State of Work


Our guest on #WorkTrends today is Mr. Hung Lee, the co-founder, and CEO of the recruiting firm He’s also the founder of the mega-newsletter, Recruiting BrainFood.

Why HR Leaders Should Consider Taking A Coaching Approach

Forbes Coaches Council

In HR, we are working hard to shake the stereotype of being the controlling, risk-averse “personnel” leaders -- for good reason

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.

Easing the Benefits Enrollment Process with Decision Support and More

Flimp Communications

It’s that time of year again, when many companies roll out new or returning healthcare options to employees. The problem? What employees want when determining their healthcare options doesn’t always match what employers think they want.

What to Do Right Before Bed for a Better Night’s Sleep

Thrive Global

Nighttime routines have become a staple in our conversations around well-being, and for very good reason: Science tells us that the small steps we take before bed hold the power to determine how we sleep during the night, and how we feel when we wake up in the morning.

Berkshire Steps Up to Lend Insight on EEO-1

Berkshire Associates

As a reputed authority on matters of affirmative action and equal employment regulation, Berkshire has been asked to testify at a hearing next week regarding the future of the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data collection. This past week, Berkshire submitted comments in response to the Sept.

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People Analytics & Future of Work (PAFOW) Podcast with Al Adamsen & John Pensom - Snippet #2

PeopleInsight Workforce Analytics

In this micro-installment, take 3 minutes and listen to Al and John talk about how APIs are great for enabling transactional processing (like hiring), but insufficient for moving atomic-level data which is a pre-requisite for HR Reporting and People Analytics.

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.

OFCCP Wraps up a Busy Four-day Workweek

Berkshire Associates

Despite the four-day workweek in honor of Veterans’ Day, OFCCP watchers had a multitude of updates this week. Outlined below are three movements from the agency in the past few days: OFCCP


OSHA’s TOP 10 Cited Violations in 2019

HR Workplace Services

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released their Top 10 violations for 2019. For the 9 th year in a row “Fall Protection” ranks as the most cited violation.

How to create a mindful morning routine

Thrive Global

At my core, I am a creature of habit. I thrive with simple routines that eliminate unnecessary decision-making and allow me to reserve creative energy for more complex and rewarding challenges. Establishing a mindful morning routine sets the foundation for my entire day.

Is There Really a Problem with the phrase – “Ok Boomer!”?

The Tim Sackett Project

You’ve probably heard it by now, the phrase “Ok Boomer!” ” Which blew up (cool graph showing how fast here) recently when Chloe Swarbick, a 25-year-old MP and spokesperson for New Zeeland’s Green Party.

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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.