Mon.May 13, 2019

Linking Employee Productivity to Nature’s Organic Processes

Business2Community Leadership

When a flower doesn’t bloom, fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. A friend sent me this quote recently, and it made me think about the difference between how we usually deal with issues surrounding employee productivity and how nature would teach us to handle the problem. Unfortunately, our usual strategy is to “fix the person.” For example: We use tactics to get the employee to be more productive or competent. We structure their work to hold them more accountable.

Why Professional Communication is impeded by Your Biases

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

All of us have professional communication habits. And these habits, both consciously and unconsciously, can reflect our professional biases. Biased behavior often reflects professional baggage created by embarrassing, humiliating or toxic encounters with clients and colleagues.

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Has Your Job Lost that New-Job Smell?

The Tim Sackett Project

Was on the phone with a friend of mine last week talking about their new job. He had all that passion you hear from folks who just start a job! Everything is new, it’s cool, it’s fun, it’s engaging.

Convergence 2019: Showcasing the Power of People Potential

Cornerstone On Demand

In my staggering almost-two decades at Cornerstone OnDemand, the company has been on a mission to transform how organizations hire, manage and empower their employees.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Features to Help Support Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts When Adding Flex Work Options

nettime solutions

Are flex work options the key to employee happiness, engagement, and even greater productivity? Some believe so. Flexible arrangements can give workers more options when it comes to their schedules. They can create new ways for employees to engage with the workplace.

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7 Career Conversations You Should Be Having


According to a survey by Express Employment Professionals , 40 percent of employees consider a lack of career advancement in their existing companies as motivation for finding new employment. Further proof of the importance of career development to employees comes from a Gallup poll which revealed 59 percent of Millennials, 44 percent of Gen Xers, and 41 percent of baby boomers report career advancement and opportunities to learn new skills are important considerations when they apply for jobs.

How To Tell If A Member Of Staff Is Going Through The Seven Stages Of Grief?

Get Hppy

Grief can have a significant impact on almost every aspect of someone’s life. With that being said, it’s not always easy to determine whether or not an employee is going through the grieving process.

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How to Identify Your Company's Flight Risks

SHRM Resources

can reduce employee attrition and improve engagement when equipped with predictive data analytics that point out where turnover risk is highest.

These 5 Interview Questions Will Help You Find the Perfect Employee

Employment Metrix

Interviewing a new potential employee can be a tedious process, especially once you get to determining if they're the right fit for the position and the company.

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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.

50 Employee Behaviors Worth Recognizing and Rewarding


In today’s workforce, recognizing employees isn’t just part of good company culture – it’s a critical component of retention, productivity, and employee engagement. Sound like fluff?

Prehire Assessments Can Speed Up Screening, Reduce Bias

SHRM Resources

?Employers that use prehire assessments to evaluate job candidates have always faced two significant hurdles: recruiters' perceptions that the tests can scare off top applicants if they are too lengthy or onerous, and doubts whether the tests accurately predict future job performance.

The Changing Shape of Talent Acquisition Teams

Digital HR Tech

Over the last 12 months, several companies I know have changed the shape of their TA functions to generate considerable benefits. This applies to recruitment agencies and RPO teams as well as in-house TA.

Court Stops USCIS from Enforcing Unlawful Presence Policy

SHRM Resources

federal judge temporarily blocked a 2018 policy penalizing foreign national students for overstaying or violating the terms of their visas. Global and Cultural Effectiveness Immigration and Visas

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.

Leadership and Legitimacy

HR Examiner

“And even if 99.9% of those impacted by a leader think that leader is terrible, it only takes that 0.1% to legitimize that leader. The right people in the right place at the right time saying the right things is all a bad leader needs to stay in power.” ” – Mary Faulkner.

8 Tips to Successfully Deal with Organizational Change

marenated HR

By Andrea Pohlsander: Spring is here. That means it’s a time of new beginnings and changes, especially here at Red Branch. Change is inevitable, and even when it’s good, it can still be a little bit scary.

World's Best HR Conferences [2019 Update]


We've put together a list of the world’s 25 best HR conferences. Discover the best and the largest HR conferences taking place in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia in 2019. Read More. HR Trends

50 Employee Behaviors Worth Recognizing and Rewarding


In today’s workforce, recognizing employees isn’t just part of good company culture – it’s a critical component of retention, productivity, and employee engagement. Sound like fluff?

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.

3 Tax-Deductible Benefits Your Employees Should Be Taking Advantage of in 2020


As an employer, you’re undoubtedly aware that you can claim a business expense deduction for the wages and salaries that you pay your workers, but do your employees know they can claim similar tax deductions? In 2018 alone, employees claimed more than $1.2

Why Leadership Buy-in for Employee Engagement and Inclusion is Elusive

Jason Lauritsen

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How to Prorate Salary in 4 Steps

Patriot Software

Hiring salaried employees can eliminate some of the guesswork out of wage calculations. Typically, an employee earning a salary receives the same amount each pay period. But, what happens when an employee uses an unpaid day of work? In these situations, you must know how to prorate salary.

Can A Smartphone Be A Health Hazard?


While smartphones can help people stay in constant contact with friends, give turn-by-turn directions to the coolest new restaurant, look up the name of the bass player from a 70s rock band—and of course, make phone calls—new studies suggest that this overload of information may be harmful.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

The Link Between Effective Explanation and Design Thinking


Design Thinking, in essence, is to think like a designer. When designers have to solve complex problems and come up with innovative solutions they employ Design Thinking. So, how does a designer think and why should this be relevant to those who are not designers?

Warehouse Hacks That Can Improve Its Efficiency

Take It Personel-ly

It is indeed true that working in a warehouse company can be a hard, harsh, and a demanding job for any employee. More often, operation in warehouse spaces especially in Kansas City can be painstaking.

How Healthcare Employers Can Manage Nursing Talent More Strategically


How Healthcare Employers Can Manage Nursing Talent More Strategically May. 14, 2019. Antique Nguyen Marketing Specialist. Nurses are a critical part of the healthcare workforce, so the ongoing nursing shortage is a big challenge.

Teaching Finances with Funny Memes About Money

EverFi - HR

Remember when we couldn’t wait to “grow up?” Visions of staying up as late as we wanted, eating ice cream for dinner, and never having to worry about homework?

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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.