November, 2020

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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. High morale only occurs when employees feel taken care of by their company. And b ecause this year has been filled with stressful distractions, ensuring your people are getting the support they need to bring their best selves to work each day is more important tha

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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.

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California Voters Approve Gig Drivers’ Independent-Contractor Status

SHRM Resources

California voters passed Proposition 22, which will allow gig-economy companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to classify app-based drivers as independent contractors despite a strict new law that a court recently said makes such drivers employees.

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HR Technology Conference 2020 Key Takeaways

Visier

This year’s virtual HR Technology Conference was packed with amazing insights that will help HR weather uncertainty, increase diversity and inclusion success , drive employee productivity, and more. Two things related to people analytics specifically resonated in many of the sessions: We need to making it easier for people leaders to use data in their workforce decision-making The only way to improve is to be able to measure your baseline and progress.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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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. Our friends at SAP SuccessFactors launched a LinkedIn Live series recently called “The Rise of HXM – Human Experience Management”.

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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? Many signs have pointed to human progress over the past 200 years–increased life expectancy, higher literacy rates, better access to education and information–yet, people are more depressed and anxious than ever before.

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5 Things Your CEO Needs to Know About Employee Engagement 

Achievers

If you’re a CEO, do you treat employee engagement as solely the domain of the Human Resources (HR) department? And if you’re an HR professional, do you find yourself trying to persuade your CEO that employee engagement should also be a C-suite concern? SHRM says , “Many company leaders… are not accustomed to thinking about the nuts and bolts of engaging employees, and they probably haven’t considered the impact they can make by taking relatively simple actions.” .

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Microsoft’s creepy new “productivity score” tells your boss how often you attend meetings, answer email, and use Word

Ask a Manager

If your workplace uses Microsoft Office products, be aware that the company launched a new “Productivity Score” feature this month, which lets employers track how their employees use Microsoft’s tools across 73 different measures — including things like how frequently you send emails, how often you turn your camera on during virtual meetings, how often you contribute to shared documents and group chats, and the number of days you used Word, Excel, Skype, Outlook, and other Microsoft tools in the

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How to bridge digital internal communications skills gaps

HR Zone

Employees It's time to bridge the digital IC skills gap.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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The Big Shift: Demand for Future Work Skills in 2021

HR Digest

The year 2020 is playing out like a bad dream in need of a wake-up call. The battle of the world against the pandemic shook up the workplace, requiring swift accommodation and responses to skills gaps and skill shifts. The big shift in organizational needs and long-term reliance on digital solutions are creating demand for upskilling and reskilling across the globe.

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Grateful

Everyday People

I’m geeked about this week because one of my favorite holidays is happening – Thanksgiving !! I love intentionally taking time to pause, reflect and give thanks for life in general. Yes, it has its ups and downs and difficulties. However, I am grateful for every aspect of life. It’s not some false pretense or posturing. It’s how I choose to face each day – grateful.

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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. However, when leaders intentionally spread gratitude in the workplace, they can help their teams, both in-person and remote, bounce back from hard times, keep relationships intact, and maintain motivation.

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5 Examples of Employee Feedback for Managers

Achievers

Put employees first and empower managers. It’s one of the simple secrets behind any successful company. The only way to embody this mission is to encourage your employees to regularly provide honest feedback to managers. Employee feedback is an opportunity for managers to improve their performance and listen to their team. Often, we think of feedback as a one-way street with managers providing feedback to their direct reports.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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pretending to be Canadian, and other Machiavellian triumphs at work

Ask a Manager

Last week, I asked about Machiavellian things you’ve seen or done at work. It turns out … there were a lot of stories. So many that I couldn’t fit my favorites in one post. Here’s part one, and part two is coming tomorrow. 1. The job hunting assistance. At one of my first jobs after college, the team I was on had a truly awful boss.

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Never push loyal Employees to the point where they no longer care!

Brigette Hyacinth

My new boss told me to never be afraid to give feedback. The next Monday morning in a meeting, I happily shared my viewpoint on a new policy. Thereafter, I noticed my boss’s disposition towards me changed. He stopped talking to me. I was shunned. I even felt the effects of this in my monthly performance appraisal, where he noted, I was not supportive of the organization, and I needed to be a better team player.

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Employers Sued for Rejecting Hearing-Impaired Job Applicants

SHRM Resources

Two recent lawsuits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are reminders that employers must make reasonable accommodations for deaf and hearing-impaired job applicants or risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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These are HR’s priorities for 2021

HRExecutive

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating any time soon, new research finds that HR professionals are most concerned about ensuring their workforce has the skills to succeed in the new world of work. In its HR Priorities Survey, Gartner, the Stamford, Conn., research and advisory company, found that 68% of respondents reported that employees’ critical skills and competencies need serious tending during the coming year.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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In Times of Crisis: 5 Strategies That Lead to Better Business Decisions 

TalentCulture

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our work. The pandemic has changed how we relate with our families. It has also impacted our sense of safety, security, and health. This crisis, […]. The post In Times of Crisis: 5 Strategies That Lead to Better Business Decisions appeared first on TalentCulture.

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys: Questions and Tips

Achievers

Your employees spend a great deal of time at work, but do they enjoy being there? Only 17% of employees believe their on the job experience is exceptional, and employees are twice as likely to rate their company poorly as HR professionals. To overcome this dissonance, you need to find out how content employees are while they’re on the job. Unfortunately, 51% of employees who leave their jobs say that no one spoke to them about their job satisfaction in the three months before they left.

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Work in HR? It’s Time to FIGHT for Workers’ Rights.

Robin Schooling

There’s a peculiar mindset amongst far too many HR practitioners. Due to their fervent and often all-consuming desire to be considered “business partners,” they’ve adopted a capitalist perspective that places them somewhere on the spectrum between Scrooge McDuck, Rich Uncle Pennybags and Mr. Burns. Attempting to be fiscally prudent and, as I’ve heard it described, to be “a steward of the company’s money,” manifests itself when they: ‘fight’ every unemployment claim as if the very sustainability

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5 Livestock Breeds Small-Scale Farmers Can Raise

Take It Personel-ly

Farming is technically the oldest profession on the planet as humans have always harvested and grown food for consumption. In recent years farming has been done on a huge scale by farmers with large areas of land and massive machinery. However, the prevalence of small-scale farmers is increasing. Much of this is a result of […].

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Should Remote Workers Who Relocate Be Paid Less?

SHRM Resources

New complexities have arisen from the evolving shift to remote work, and one of the most contentious centers around pay. As more organizations embrace a work-from-anywhere model, some employees are deciding to relocate from expensive cities like San Francisco and New York to more affordable parts of the country. Some employers are considering paying them less.

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Want to adopt AI in the workplace? Start small, experts say

HRExecutive

In theory, it sounds good to implement AI in an organization. But many HR leaders are worried about adopting data and automation technologies: Is it burdensome? Time-consuming? Does it take the human out of human resources ? Fear not, HR Tech speakers said during the HR Technology Conference & Exposition, held virtually. Advertisement. When used to their full potential, data and analytics can help HR advance its position as a critical value creator, providing data-driven insights that will b

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[#WorkTrends] Unmute Yourself! How Remote Workers Can Self-Advocate

TalentCulture

As an isolated team member, how do you sustain an effective communication chain, stay productive, and get what you need out of your employer? How do you unmute yourself? For […]. The post [#WorkTrends] Unmute Yourself! How Remote Workers Can Self-Advocate appeared first on TalentCulture.

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To Make The Most Of A Mentorship, Ask These 14 Revealing Questions

Forbes Coaches Council

Every business leader can benefit from having a mentor or a coach, but how can you maximize the positive impact of this relationship? Here, 14 Forbes Coaches Council members explore important questions that all leaders should ask their mentor or coach to reveal the most valuable insights.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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How HR can tackle employee loneliness when working remotely

cipHR

From communicating openly, to raising awareness of loneliness, here’s how HR can support employees who feel isolated or alone. How many of us have felt isolated or lonely during the pandemic? Between 3 April and 3 May 2020 , 2.6 million adults in the UK reported that they “often” or “always” felt lonely. Lockdown meant no socialising with others in person and while this might have come as a relief to some, to others it resulted in increased feelings of loneliness.

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A Bad Boss can Destroy Everything!

Brigette Hyacinth

Employees don’t leave organizations, They leave bad bosses. The worst place an employee can be, is stuck in an organization with a micro-manager who doesn’t care about their development and there are no opportunities for growth and advancement. In my early career, I worked for a bad boss who put profit before people and sought to gain every ounce of productivity out of employees.

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Biden Plans to Ban Noncompete, No-Poaching Clauses

SHRM Resources

President-elect Joe Biden has indicated that his administration will be more aggressive in minimizing employers’ use of noncompetition clauses in employment contracts and institute an outright ban on no-poaching agreements.