Fri.Oct 11, 2019

Elevating the Workforce Experience: The Personal Lens

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Jannine Zucker , Maribeth Sivak , and Gabe Stavsky on October 11, 2019. Organizations have long recognized that focusing on the customer experience is vital to the success of the company.

The Beast of Imposter Syndrome

HRJazzy

Imposter Syndrome. We’ve heard of it and some of us have been through it. Imposter syndrome plays into my work life, but also this blog, and my personal life. 2019 has definitely been a year of change. 3 jobs = 3 different companies, 3 different managers, and plenty of coworkers and business associates. Gaining a… Continue reading The Beast of Imposter Syndrome

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Manage Your Organization’s Stress Better

DecisionWise

Manage Your Organization's Stress Better. Cecily Jorgensen. •. October 11, 2019. Would you like to help manage your organization’s stress better? The feeling’s mutual. This desire ranks quite highly among our own clients.

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When the Office Temperature is Set to Elsa

Zenefits

Day 1. The air conditioning kicked on in the office for the first time today. Initially, it was a welcome reprieve from the early-summer sun that had begun to stream through the oversized windows.

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.

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

HR Bartender

The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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4 Ways Tobacco Use Makes Musculoskeletal Disorders More Costly

EX Program

The Surprising Link Between Tobacco and Musculoskeletal Disorders Another day, another sick-day call related to lower back pain, carpal tunnel, strains, or sprains?

Standing Ovation: Recognizing Exceptional Employees| Ashlee Jackson

benefitexpress

benefitexpress is proud to be a company that honors exceptional performance. That's why we created the Standing Ovation Award —an award given to several employees each quarter to honor and recognize their efforts that go above and beyond to fulfill our Community Pillars.

Job Positions that Need to Be Aware of Cybersecurity Threats the Most

CakeHR

In today’s world, every employee has a role to play in the prevention of cyberattacks. This is because hackers continue to find creative ways to gain access to your organization’s data. However, there are certain job positions that require more awareness about cyber threats than others.

12 Employee Onboarding Statics You Need to Know in 2019

Typelane

Anyone who has begun a new role at an organization can attest to the importance of onboarding–and the impact of a poor (or even absent) onboarding program. It sets the tone for the company, its mission, and its commitment to employees.

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!

Xor Raises $8.4 Million for Its Recruiting Chatbots

LAROCQUE

Recruiting chatbots is becoming a crowded field. Talent acquisition leaders are quickly beginning to develop vision for where engaging candidates with chatbots adds value, and where it doesn’t.

KEA is Exhibiting at DevLearn 2019

Kea

We are extremely excited to announce that KEA will be exhibiting at DevLearn 2019, the largest international conference and expo, focused specifically on the latest innovations in eLearning technologies.

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Road to Productivity: 7 Ways to Improve Employee Efficiency

Take It Personel-ly

Improving employee efficiency depends directly on your ability to engage team members. And this can do wonders for your bottom line as a business owner. In fact, teams that report being highly engaged at work result in 21 percent greater profitability on average.

Oy with the paychecks already! A payroll lesson from the Gilmore girls

Tsheets

As a TSheets (and now Intuit) employee, my days are consumed by thoughts of time tracking, invoicing, and payroll. And as a diehard Gilmore fangirl, my nights are spent in the fictional, idyllic town of Stars Hollow with mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

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.

The Trouble with Recruiting: Why Can’t I Hire New Employees?

Prism HR

Having a hard time recruiting? In today’s job market, attracting new talent to your business can be tough. For business owners, recruiting can seem like a never-ending war that eats up your time, money, and resources.

The Compensation Philosophy Conversation

Compensation Cafe

There is nothing quite like getting leaders around a table (literally, if you can manage, virtually if not) to debate what they intend the organization to accomplish with its compensation dollars - and then documenting the points of their agreement in writing - to bring clarity to reward design and administration. . Beyond the trick of actually pulling the right people together ( What? Spend an entire hour to talk about priorities for what is likely our single largest expense item? ), there is the question of what the content of this discussion should be. Below are examples of questions I have found helpful. You may have better ones; please chime in with your own favorites. Business Priorities, Objectives and Values. For me, these are the most important, highest payoff questions. because they help define critical organizational priorities and illuminate opportunities for alignment between reward spend and business success. Of course, teasing them out is not always as straightforward as it should be. According to one survey, many executives (49% of those surveyed) say their companies don't often have a defined list of strategic priorities. Push hard here; you could be doing your executive team a favor. (More on reward SWOT analysis here.). What are the organization's most important business and operating objectives right now? How might those change going into the future? What do you see as the biggest challenges the organization will face in achieving these? What major threats and opportunities might lie on the horizon for the organization? What unique organizational values and cultural norms must play an important role in how employees are rewarded and pay dollars allocated? Given the priorities suggested from the above, what should our top objectives for compensation - and/or total rewards - be? Reward Elements and Their Purpose. I also find it helpful to parse out the different pieces of the overall reward package and to define their purpose and role in the overall " portfolio ". This helps us identify gaps or "double dipping" that might exist among current offerings. Don't overlook items outside cash rewards (such as work environment ) that might be important differentiators for your organization. What different elements or programs are part of your overall reward program? What is the purpose of each? What role do they - should they - play in accomplishing your objectives? Competitiveness. I believe it is important to define what competitiveness means for your organization. And, increasingly, it may be important to consider a move away from "one size fits all" competitive positioning. Who do you see as the organization's key labor competitors - from where do you recruit people and against whom should pay practices be set? At what level should salaries, cash compensation and total rewards be set relative to this competition? At median/average levels? Higher or lower? Are there situations (e.g., functional areas, skill/experience sets, etc.) where a different competitive strategy should be considered (such as mission-critical roles or in response to labor market supply/demand challenges)? Work Valuation. I think it is important to be clear about the primary method used to establish the value of work and jobs, whether that be external market pay practices or some internal (e.g., factor-based) evaluation approach. Which of the following should play the primary role in determining relative value of work and/or jobs within the organization -- external market practices or internal job relationships? Pay for Performance. I often find that pay for performance objectives and intent may be articulated in the first two question areas are. Nevertheless, this is usually important enough to warrant its own distinct focus. It may be helpful to ask these questions both at the level of each reward element (i.e., salary, annual incentive, etc.) and for the overall package. To what extent should compensation reflect performance? Dramatically? To a slight degree? Not at all? Should this be the same for all employee groups? If not, where and why should it differ? What level of performance should be considered? Individual? Work team/group/department? Business unit? Organization wide? Should this be the same for all employee groups? If not, where and why should it differ? Communication. A BIG topic that ultimately deserves its own conversation, but the philosophy conversation can be a good place to at least set a few ground rules and overarching objectives. . How much compensation information, of what type and in what manner should compensation information be shared with employees? . What messages do you think your employees receive from your compensation program and practices? Are these the messages you want to be sending? If not, what? Your turn! What would you add to - or change in - the above list of compensation philosophy questions? Ann Bares is the Founder and Editor of Compensation Café, Author of Compensation Force and Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group LLC , where she provides compensation consulting and survey administration services to a wide range of client organizations. She earned her M.B.A. at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and enjoys reading in her spare time. Follow her on Twitter at @annbares. Creative Commons Image: "A New Perspective on Chess" by sottenbr. Compensation Philosophy compensation philosophy

Digital health: a path to validation

Take It Personel-ly

Have you ever heard of digital health? Digital media is everywhere. You probably pick up your smartphone before you even brush your teeth to check messages and connect on social media. Of course, there are questions surrounding the work/life balance when you’re constantly connected.

Coaching and Development for Self-Awareness, Resilience, and Confidence

Select International

When I first started coaching, I focused mostly on helping individuals understand the results of some instrument.

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.

Is your careers site accessible?

HRExecutive

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Robles v. Domino’s Pizza , a closely watched website accessibility case, companies may want to brace for the possibility of more lawsuits over websites that can’t be used by people with disabilities.

EEOC Asks Court to Confirm Pay Data Reporting Complete

HRWatchdog

The EEOC requests a court ruling on its motion before November 1, 2019. And the EEO-1 pay data saga continues!

An Open Letter to C40 Mayors: How road pricing can change your cities

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Mayors around the world can implement local policies to drive us towards the Paris climate goals. One of these policies is road pricing

New-Hire Orientation Questions to Answer for Improved Employee Retention

Flimp Communications

The employee experience is exactly what it sounds like. It describes how employees experience working for your company, and it’s too large to be seen as wholly positive or wholly negative. Frequently, there are positive aspects of miserable employee experiences and negative aspects to happy ones.

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.

Team Effectiveness Requires A Commitment To Excellent Leadership Far Beyond The Recruiting Stage

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Once you have identified the initial best-fit candidate, the vetting process does not stop. You still need to make sure this great candidate matches your organizational culture and will succeed in your particular environment

ICHRA and the employer mandate. What are the penalties?

PeopleKeep

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer shared responsibility provision defines employers with an average of 50 or more full-time employees during the previous year as applicable large employers, or ALEs.

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13 Best Tips On Improving Communication Strategies For High-Profile Events

Forbes Leadership Strategy

The amount of publicity and buzz generated around a large-scale event can make or break it. Follow these expert tips to improve your communications strategy when promoting your brand's event

How Leaders Can Invest In Themselves As Instruments Of Change

Forbes Coaches Council

Make room in your life for deeper personal work. Here are a few steps to help pave the way

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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.