November, 2020

6 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale

15Five

Employee morale doesn’t simply translate into how happy your people are; it’s a direct reflection of how healthy your company culture is, how well you and other leaders are communicating with teams, and how effective your managers are.

How to Create Digital New Hire Forms

ExactHire HR Trends

Human Resources professionals can improve employee onboarding by creating a process to complete new hire paperwork that is easy to follow and manage. Web-based new hire forms are a great way to achieve this.

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The Most Important Parts of a Resume—Explained

The Muse

What resume components are essential, which parts are optional, and what you should never include. Plus examples of what goes in each section. Resumes

Bookmark This! The Rise of Human Experience Management #HXM

HR Bartender

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re human. And we want to be treated as such. This includes our work experience. Yes, we’re technically an employee or a manager or maybe a freelancer, but we want to be treated as a human.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Yep, Your Organization Needs “Momboarding”

Ultimate Software

Last Monday, I woke up to my alarm clock for the first time in twelve weeks. I nursed my tiny baby, so little her head still fits in my palm, and I got her, my older daughter, and myself ready for the day.

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Positive Product Design™: A New Direction For Technology And Human Potential

15Five

“Technology has the potential to increase the tonnage of human happiness on our planet.” – Martin Seligman , father of positive psychology, TED, 2004. How is it that life has gotten so much better for people, but they feel so much worse?

Creating Culture in an Elevator

CultureIQ

By Greg Besner, Founder and CEO of CultureIQ. This essay, first published in Entrepreneur, was written in 2014, the year CultureIQ was launched. Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who inspired the creation of CultureIQ, passed away on Nov. 27, 2020, at the age of 46.

Can AI Improve Training

Engage2Excel

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are all around us, and we are more used to it than we realize. For example, the internet searches we conduct, working with virtual assistants, or even shopping online and checking out recommended purchases.

UKG Fall 2020 eSymposium: A FREE Learning Event for #HR and #Payroll Pros

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at UKG – Ultimate Kronos Group. Formed by two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

The Core Human Skills of Work (and Why They Matter)

Ultimate Software

Humans vs. The Machines. When people think of artificial intelligence (AI), images of the Terminator and other similar movies come to my mind. Thankfully, that apocalyptic scenario couldn’t be any further from the true impact machines are beginning to have upon our daily lives.

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Even When You Are in a Majority Group

DecisionWise

The other day I was on a call, and the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion came up. I could feel myself sliding into that uneasy zone where you no longer know whether anyone wants to hear your perspective.

How to Make Gratitude in the Workplace an Everyday Practice

15Five

When times get tough (e.g. 2020), dwelling on challenges can often exacerbate those struggles–especially at work. Negativity doesn’t just impact company morale, it directly affects engagement and productivity levels.

L&D programs that strengthen leadership across all levels

CultureIQ

What Are Learning & Development (L&D) Programs?

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Bridging the Distance

Engage2Excel

The relationship between managers and their direct reports has undergone severe stress testing during the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, according to a Career Builder survey, 58% of managers have never received training in people management.

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How Do I Create an HR Department When My Company Doesn’t Have One [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

One of the most popular features here is a series answering reader questions. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here.

Protecting Staff and Customers During a Pandemic

Get Hppy

2020 has undoubtedly been a very complicated year, and with the likeliness of a second COVID-19 wave, businesses and workforces are understandably concerned. However, it’s crucial that we all band together and keep doing our part to protect ourselves and others. Together we can stop the spread.

Podcast: How To Use 360-Degree Feedback Effectively In Your Organization

DecisionWise

In this podcast episode, DecisionWise VP of Assessment and Sr. Consultant, Dave Long, discusses some common strategies around implementing 360-degree feedback in an organization.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

What Qualities Make an Effective Manager?

15Five

Our CEO and co-founder of 15Five, David Hassell, often says that “Managers are the lynchpin of any organization’s success.”

A CultureLaunch Live Thanksgiving: Why gratitude is good for you

CultureIQ

Gratitude is such an energizing, motivating, culture -building emotion to express. So why is it so hard for some leaders to just say ‘thank you’? Google People Analytics Manager David Shanklin.

Giving Thanks and Recognition

Engage2Excel

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many recognition program initiatives. In past years, managers or employees could easily walk up to a peer and give them thanks or recognition for a job well done. Now, for the time being, the opportunity for most in-person recognition doesn't exist.

What Software Skills do I Need to Work in HR? [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

Occasionally I get a question from a reader, such as below. If you have a question you’d like to ask here or on the podcast, please send it to questions AT upstarthr.com or record a short voice note here anonymously: [link]. See other reader questions here.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

End-of-Year HR Budget Spending

ExactHire HR Trends

It’s been a long, roller coaster of a year…and we still have another month to go! The HR professional’s December to-do list is usually longer than a kid’s wish list for Santa. However, as with most things in 2020, your list is likely a bit different this year.

HR Hardball Episode 8, Owning It with Andy Storch

HR Hardball

Andy Storch is a busy guy…host of two podcasts , founder of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and Talent Development Virtual Summit, husband, father, friend and just for kicks…author!

Your Managers Are Struggling. Here’s What They Need To Be More Effective.

15Five

Managers have always had a tough job, but the events of this year have made managing even harder. In our 2020 Workplace Report , we found that most managers are struggling to perform, and direct reports are feeling the direct effects.

Culture Scout: A podcast and 2 articles make the business case for gratitude

CultureIQ

Are you a leader who thinks showing thankfulness is a sign of weakness? And that, actually, your employees should be grateful to you just for having a job? Culture Scout would like a word, then.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What Employees Want and Need to Hear Now

Engage2Excel

As the pandemic continues to take its toll in health, economic and emotional terms, employees everywhere need to hear that their contributions are valued.

Building the Perfect People Manager: Assertiveness and the Introversion/Extroversion Scale.

The HR Capitalist

Had the opportunity to present/workshop on "Leveling Up Your Managers of People" to a Vistage CEO group earlier this week.

End-of-Year HR Budget Spending

ExactHire HR Trends

It’s been a long, roller coaster of a year…and we still have another month to go! The HR professional’s December to-do list is usually longer than a kid’s wish list for Santa. However, as with most things in 2020, your list is likely a bit different this year.