Wed.Aug 28, 2019

Burnout is a real workplace phenomenon, says the WHO. Well, duh, says the working world


Last week, the World Health Organization made headlines by classifying burnout as an “occupational phenomenon that undermines how well people perform at work.” ” Well, duh, said everyone who has ever had a job.

Hello? Half of employees lie about Wi-Fi access on vacation to avoid work

Workplace Diva

Have you ever lied to coworkers about the quality of your Wi-FI connection when you were on vacation? So sorry I couldn't respond to your "urgent" message sooner, the Wi-Fi at this resort is terrible!

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A Clean and Simple Formula for Giving Feedback Using Your Strengths

Life and Work Blog

Most of us don’t enjoy giving feedback to people. That’s because there are three challenges to overcome. First, you may not have developed basic feedback skills. Second, you see the world a certain way. Third, the other person sees the world their way.


How Giving a Thumbs-Up at Work Can Drive Up Productivity


Most of us have gotten so used to clicking the little blue “thumbs-up” in Facebook or the little heart in Twitter that we don’t give it a second thought. It’s only when we start seeing repeated ads for oat milk or cricket bats that we realize something else is going on behind the scenes.

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.

Learning Corner with Jeffrey Pfeffer: What If You Couldn’t Easily Fire People?

Cornerstone On Demand

The recent publication of Buckingham and Goodall’s Nine Lies About Work brought home some painful facts about people management for me. First, the state of people management remains poor. Gallup recently reported, for instance, that the U.S.

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Career Pathways Fast Track Programs: Connecting Jobseekers and Employers with Industry-Specific Boot Camps


A boot camp is a fast track, industry-specific training program that enhances jobseekers’ skills to prepare them for employment in high-growth industries such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality or customer service.

How Can Corporate Cards Eradicate Business Fraud?


Most of the employees are frustrated by the expense reporting process; they spend money out-of-pocket and claiming back involves stapling a receipt to spreadsheet, getting authorization from manager and posting it off to head office.

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Your Employees Aren’t Afraid of Robots

Great Place to Work



Cognitive computing is a game changer for HR

Bersin with Deloitte

Part 1: RPA offers a good way to get in the game. Posted by Bryan Cole on August 28, 2019. The use of highly innovative and powerful technologies in HR is rapidly expanding, but embracing this new way of working can seem daunting.

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!

Why Are Black CEOs so Rare in Corporate America?

Great Place to Work



6 Ways to Manage a Distributed Team Effectively


Off site—but not out of mind. There are major benefits to operating distributed teams, most notably the ability to recruit and work with talented individuals from all over the world. However, a remote workforce can also pose potential risks.

How Vulnerable Are You?

DISC Assessments

This week’s story on Platinum Rules for Success reveals a new paradigm in effective leadership: at every age, our most effective leaders do not shy from demonstrating they are capable of being vulnerable.

NLRB: Social media policy can’t require employees to use real names online

HR Morning

Time to double-check your social media policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a 2018 advice memo from its Office of General Counsel regarding “whether various Employer [CVS Health] social media rules are unlawfully overbroad“ under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

5 Podcast Episodes to Change How You Think About Work

Jason Lauritsen

I am a podcast junkie. I struggle to find as much time to read as I’d like. But podcasts have helped me feed (or distract) my brain in times when I can’t read but I can listen (walking the dog, running, doing yard work, etc.). I love them.

It’s Time to Build an Employee Value Proposition for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

I’m one of those people who believes that most individuals want to do good in the world. People generally want to treat others properly, they want to contribute to society in some meaningful way, and they want to improve the lives of their friends and families around them.

A great interview doesn’t make a good hire: Here’s what does

HR Morning

For decades now, the hiring process has been the same: candidates apply, employers interview them, and the best one gets the job. But in recent years it’s become apparent that interviews are starting to lose their effectiveness. Someone who interviews well isn’t necessarily going to be a great employee. One in two hires fail. A lot of research points to problems with the interview. According to Leadership IQ, 50% of new hires fail within the first 18 months.

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Federal Background Check: What’s in It for You?

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

Let’s face it. Today’s economy is tight and jobs can be hard to find. There is also a concomitant rise in instances of violent behavior in the workplace, splashing across the headlines far too often.

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

10 Office Ice Breakers To Build Team Relationships


Did you spend first-days-of-school frantically coming up with the most perfectly cool way to describe yourself as an animal? Welcome to the club. However, I’d encourage you to reframe how you think about these exercises?after after all, this information isn’t useless!

What is collaborative leadership?


The way we work is rapidly changing: remote work has led to more distributed teams; increased access to information has changed how we consume data; and cross-functional collaboration is breaking down traditional divides between departments, teams, and even skill sets.

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Job Growth Has Been Much Less Impressive Than Reported

SHRM Resources

The U.S. jobs market is still expanding, but not as much as previously thought. New figures show that employers added a half million fewer jobs than previously reported in the year between March 2018 and March 2019. Labor Market Data Critical Evaluation Talent Acquisition Metrics and Analytics

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Can HR data save your organization millions?


HR leaders often cite the potential for productivity gains as a reason for investing in new technology. These gains can be difficult to substantiate, however.

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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.

Ep 195 – How to Use Net Promoter Scores in Recruiting


On today’s podcast, I’d like to talk about how NPS surveys in recruiting as well as sentiment scoring in recruitment marketing. Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a tool that can be used to. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. On today’s podcast, I’d like to talk about how NPS surveys in recruiting as well as sentiment scoring in recruitment marketing.

57 CalChamber Member Companies Ranked Among Best Employers in California


Our members are some of the best California employers. Fifty-seven California Chamber of Commerce member companies were rated high enough by their employees to earn a spot on the 2019 Forbes list of best California employers.

3 Training Sessions Every Leader Must Attend

Acacia HR Solutions

Clearly I am a bit proponent of training and development. Particularly when it comes to leadership development. I fully believe the more leaders are given development opportunities, the better the organization overall. I will fight anyone to the death who feels differently.

Democratizing Software For The Greater Good

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Most app development makes people think like machines, and use coding languages that just 2% of the world’s population knows. There aren’t enough skilled professionals to code us into the next great innovation. Low-code application development reflects how more people think, communicate and work

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.