Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Stay away from my emails


I run a lot of wellbeing workshops and manager training. In most sessions, the subject of email use will surface at some point. Often, someone will suggest that organisations should prevent email from being sent outside of office hours. Sometimes they … Continue reading → Other Stuff

Cafe Classic: Promotable But Unworthy of the Pay

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: I give you Jim Brennan's Classic post on the enduring pay bias by which we (and the leaders we serve) undervalue and therefore underpay internal candidates. . Relative pay bias dominates the compensation field.

Five tips for dealing with an inconsiderate coworker

Workplace Diva

Do you work with someone who is highly inconsiderate, and it's driving you crazy? We have all worked alongside the coworkers who -- to put it mildly -- don't seem to give a rat's ass about their coworkers as they go about the work day. The question is, what can you do about it?

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work?

Career Metis

If you work with teams, much of your day is likely spent trying to make sure that relationships at work run smoothly. The hope is that you will be about to navigate your workday in a way that makes it unnecessary to create tension or have difficult conversations.

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.

How HR Can Help Organizations Handle the Unthinkable


A natural disaster. An active shooter. A turbulent political situation in a foreign country where your organization does business. No crisis is exactly alike, but leadership is always crucial to guiding an organization through the unthinkable or unimaginable. So how can we prepare for the unknown?

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Mastering the End-to-End AP Process with Automation


Managing accounts payable process requires you to understand the end-to-end process clearly. Every AP process includes four steps – invoice capture, invoice approval, payment authorization, and execution.


Should you enroll in Medicare at 65 if you are still working?


Deciding to work past 65 can pose several questions concerning Medicare. Should I enroll at 65? Can I delay Medicare? Will I be penalized if I do? Well, the answer is, it depends.

Six Creative Ways to Empower Your Employees

Effortless HR

Empowering your employees is one of the most reliable strategies for long-term business growth. Keeping a team of experts committed to your company goals on your payroll will keep productivity consistently high.

15 Activities To Improve Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace

Vantage Circle

Diversity is a mix. Inclusion is making the mix work. Andres Tapia. A diverse labor pool is vital to any organization. It refers to the manpower which includes individuals with a wide range of characteristics. Undoubtedly, it goes beyond the employees’ skin color, hair, looks, religion and ethnicity.

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.

Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

New to HR

On the face of it, letting your employees work from home might not seem like the best idea. You might have worries that they’ll be distracted, that the workflow and productivity will suffer and they won’t take things seriously. However, The post Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

Recruitment and Retention: What We Can Learn from Government Agencies’ Struggles

Flimp Communications

Recruitment and retention are a struggle for organizations in both the private and public sectors. One advantage private organizations have is that they can change recruitment strategies quickly. They can also more easily adjust the compensation packages they offer.

What dates to know - open enrollment 2020


It’s that time of year again. Open enrollment for most states is starting soon and in some states it’s already begun. You may be wondering why open enrollment matters and which deadlines apply to you.

Grow as you go with a mobile app that keeps your people connected


Flexibility has resurged as a top job perk that allows employees to achieve the ever-so coveted work-life balance they so deserve, while allowing employers to brand themselves as understanding and compassionate towards time needed to be spent out of the office.

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.

Standing Ovation: Recognizing Exceptional Employees | Matt Wrona


Employee Recognition Program. Benefitexpress is proud to be a company that honors exceptional performance.

Understanding Offshore Challenges Leads to Growth in Relocating Work within the U.S.


A recent New York Times article finds that not only are more organizations choosing onshoring as a workforce strategy, but also that this trend is expected to continue to grow stronger in coming years. Trends & Strategy Technology and Talent Strategy

Pre-Employment Testing 3.0: Webinar Recap

Criteria Corp

About 82% of companies are now using some form of pre-employment tests in the hiring process, and most HR professionals have a general understanding about the types of assessments that are out there.

Plan a world-class recruiting budget for 2020


End-of-year things like future budgets and strategy may seem far away. But before you know it, next year's plans need to be executed -so embrace the early bird approach and start thinking seriously about what your organization's 2020 will look. Recruitment Strategy hr budget recruiting budget

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.

Most Important Developments in HR for 10/18


This week, HBR’s Women at Work podcast kicked off a new season of conversations about women in the workplace. The first episode, Let’s Talk About Money, tackles pay equity issues.

Diversity and Inclusion: 5 Tips To Provide More Inclusive Leadership

Select International

Diversity and Inclusion has become a hot topic in many organizations. This is because many organizations have realized that inclusion is critical for their success. More specifically, affirmative action programs are not enough to leverage and retain a diverse workforce.

Improving Employee Engagement with HCM Technology


There is a great deal of responsibility and work involved in fostering positive relationships with your employees.

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts


Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event. Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks.

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.

Getting Uncle Sam Off Your Back: How to Deal With Your Tax Debt

Take It Personel-ly

Tax debt isn’t fun. It’s stressful and can be a big reason why you can’t sleep at night. It may be of some consolation to know that you’re not alone. In 2009, over 8 million Americans owed more than $83 billion to the IRS in back taxes. That number has stayed steady in the years since.

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The power of a professional thank-you note

Business Management Daily

If the last time you remember penning an actual thank-you note was at age 10 when your mother insisted you couldn’t spend the birthday money Aunt Helen sent until you wrote one, you’re missing out on a simple way to connect with others—and enhance your own life.

6 Ingenious Reasons Business Professional Should Get a TOGAF Certification

Take It Personel-ly

Have you or anyone in your company ever worked with someone with a TOGAF certification? If not, it should be the next thing you do because TOGAF certification means you are working with a top-tiered IT architect. An IT architect uses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).

Why Your Content Isn’t Driving the Results You Want

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Content has become the foundation for so many of your most critical marketing tasks. If it’s not effective enough, things like demand generation, mid-funnel engagement , account-based marketing, and top-of-funnel lead generation will suffer.

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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.