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Enter The Skills Matrix


There is an ongoing debate about the relative importance of Soft Skills and Hard Skills that implies one is more important than the other. Play Video. Step back 20 years and everything was about Hard Skills – the knowledge, qualifications, and technical skills you must have to do the job.

evaluations penalize my highest performer, getting rid of company swag, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, evaluations penalize my highest performer, getting rid of company swag, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Our performance evaluations penalize my highest performer.


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How To Be a Leader in The Workplace & Leadership Skills You Need to Have

Professionals Alternative

Whether you are a leader by climbing the corporate ladder or have leadership and a team of people thrust upon you by a boss, there are plenty of options to be a leader in the workplace. If you want to grow as a leadership figure in your work, there are several leadership skills you need to have. .

5 Challenges Human Resources Is Facing in 2022 — and How to Overcome Them


The human resources sector is going through severe disruption. The persistent pandemic, skyrocketing inflation, and the Great Resignation are just some of the issues HR professionals have juggled in recent years. Unfortunately, these disruptions are set to continue throughout 2022.

Championing Different Abilities as Opportunities: Understanding Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Speaker: Janine Nicole Dennis, Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations

In this session attendees will learn how how to hire and accommodate neurodiverse talent while also redesigning the system to work better for both current and new employees.

9 top qualities of a good employee


You know a good employee when you interact with one. They excel daily, make peers feel accepted, come up with new ideas, and take on new challenges. If all your employees were like them, your company would be on the fast track to success. How can you find great employees?

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19 New Companies That You Don't Want to Miss on The Muse

The Muse

We’re excited to share this fresh list of employers that just may be the perfect fit for you. Finding a Job

The Basics of Competency Assessment and Its Importance

Possible Works

Introduction. Investing in systematic and effective employee assessment processes is important for any organization to be successful. While there are different ways of carrying out such assessment techniques, one of the most popular ones is competency assessment.

a parent called me to ask about their adult kid’s work travel

Ask a Manager

This post, a parent called me to ask about their adult kid’s work travel , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I just had a very strange phone call. An employee’s father emailed me, asking me to call him.

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Why HR has to make staff uncomfortable before they can grow

TLNT: The Business of HR

Learning, growing, and developing can be incredibly fulfilling. One recent study revealed employees that are always learning new things are literally ten times more likely to give their best effort at work.

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Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

The Drawbacks to Hiring for Culture Fit


Whether or not hiring for culture fit is effective or not is hotly debated in the field of HR. On one hand, finding employees who align with your company is every recruiter’s dream. On the other hand, there’s a persistent worry that culture fit is simply a way to disguise personal preference.

Advancing the Future of Work in Financial Services


The COVID-19 pandemic injected uncertainty into the future of work. Now, as restrictions begin to lift two years later, there is still no cohesive vision of how the world is going to look from industry to industry.

my male coworkers are insisting on taking “period leave”

Ask a Manager

This post, my male coworkers are insisting on taking “period leave” , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a manager in an overseas office of an American company. About two-thirds of our employees were hired locally, with the remainder (mostly managers) having relocated from the United States. Under local law, women are allowed one day off per month to care for menstrual symptoms.

Guidance Released on Updated COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)


As previously reported , on April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a third readoption of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to replace the current version, which was set to expire on May 6, 2022.

Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

is my melodramatic, credit-hogging boss a deal-breaker?

Ask a Manager

This post, is my melodramatic, credit-hogging boss a deal-breaker? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: How do I handle a melodramatic boss? I’m aware I have a low tolerance for melodrama, but I’m starting to think this is a bad fit.

“Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder” and Coping with a New Normal

First Stop Health

The term “return to normal” is cause for mixed emotion. Some are excited and have been anxiously waiting to attend events, travel, see family and more. But others are experiencing elevated levels of stress and fear about the changing policies and post-COVID social expectations.

Voice of the Employee: All You Need to Know

Analytics in HR

A Voice of the Employee program gives employees opportunities to share their opinions with their organization. The company can then act on the (employee) feedback, creating a better workplace for their employees with business goals in mind. How can you benefit from a VoE program at your organization?

Day one absence management – is it right for your business?


What is day one absence management and what is the business philosophy that underpins it? HR consultant Gemma Dale explores the concept of day one absence management and how small businesses can adopt it effectively. Absence Employee engagement

Financial Wellness Solutions: How to Provide Financial Security and Well-Being to Your Employees

Speaker: Matt Bahl –– VP, Market Lead Workplace Financial Health at Financial Health Network

In this webinar, Matt Bahl will discuss the data and resources you need to improve the financial lives of your employees.

Complying With California Meal Break Laws


California is known to be one of the more rigid states regarding a number of labor laws, specifically meal and rest break requirements. Complying with California meal break laws is essential to avoiding litigation as well as communicating the importance of breaks to nonexempt workers.

3 Ways Leaders Can Build a Better Company Culture

Thrive Global

Many companies talk a good game when it comes to advertising their culture. They have splashing videos on their career pages and publish trendy TikToks. Yet the culture they’re trying to promote frequently loses momentum from the start. This isn’t a pandemic-related phenomenon, either.

5 Components of Successful Delegation

KCC Business Psychology

5 Successful Components of Delegation. Delegation is one of the most critical skills you can learn as a leader. Not only does it effectively train your team and give them ownership of the work you’re doing together, but it’s like adding extra hours to your day.

Employers Implementing Return-To-Work Perks


As return-to-office transitions prove to be a tough sell, many companies are opting for the carrot over the stick by offering special return-to-work perks. Some notable examples include offerings from: Featured Future of Work Employee Engagement

The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

New HR Processes to Meet Workforce Expectations

TalentCulture - Recruiting

The Great Resignation was a very real and present concern for HR professionals in 2021. In December alone, 4.3 million workers left their jobs. As the labor pool shrunk and companies […]. The post New HR Processes to Meet Workforce Expectations appeared first on TalentCulture.

Best Practices to Hire and Recruit Veterans

HR Lineup

The military community is worth considering when looking for new hires since it is dominated by veterans who have the right skills, discipline, and qualifications needed by most organizations. These individuals can perform various roles in a company better than non-military personnel.

Calling All Stressed-Out Parents: Thriving Kids Is Here To Help

Thrive Global

Being a parent is really hard right now. Global rates of depression and anxiety among children and adolescents have doubled since the pandemic began, accelerating a mental health crisis that already existed. Rates of screen time and loneliness are soaring.

What Is a Highly Compensated Employee?

Patriot Software

If your company offers retirement plan options, you have to ensure each employee can benefit equally from the plan. To do this, you must consider who is a highly compensated employee (HCE). Not familiar with highly compensated employees?

Flip the Script: Winning Tactics for Recruiting High-Quality Candidates

Speaker: Apple Musni, Vice President, People Partner at Chipotle Mexican Grille

In this discussion, Apple Musni, VP, People Partner at Chipotle, will teach you about the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it can help your organization benchmark your hiring needs.

How do we emerge successfully from the Great Resignation? We Build Resilient Teams.


The Great Resignation isn’t slowing down. In fact, evidence suggests that every departure spurs remaining employees to increasingly consider a change. How do we respond to this trend? How do we build teams that absorb stress, recover critical functionality, and thrive in new circumstances?

Why I Added “Mom” to My Resume

Thrive Global

If you were to take a glimpse at my LinkedIn profile you would see that I added, “Mom” to my work experience section.

Did a middle school break the law because it allegedly fired a teacher for discussing her sexuality in class?

The Employer Handbook

Probably not. My Google Alerts were blowing up this weekend with reports of the story: Florida teacher allegedly fired after discussing sexuality with students. Florida Teacher Fired for Discussing Sexual Orientation Sparks Debate. Teacher Says She Was Fired After Talking to Students About Sexuality.