October, 2018

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How to Empower Your Employees to Make Better Business Decisions

Cornerstone On Demand

Steve Jobs was notorious for his autocratic leadership style. Instead of empowering his employees to make their own decisions, he would set the strategy, goals and method—and expect them to follow suit. While Apple was incredibly successful under his leadership, some of the downsides of this style are apparent since his passing in 2011. The most recent example involves the removal of movies from people's iTunes accounts.

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Mandatory Flu Shots: Can You Make Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves?

HR Daily Advisor

Believe it or not, summer is almost over, and it’s time to think about flu vaccines again! How effective will the shots be this year? Will you and your family get them? Can you require your employees to be vaccinated? Many employers believe that employees should be inoculated to keep the workforce healthy and the office fully staffed during flu season.

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5 Things Great Employers are Doing to Drive World Class Candidate Experience in 2019!

The Tim Sackett Project

I’m still struck at how for the most part, we treat candidates like garbage. Historically in Talent Acquisition, we had this really weird power dynamic that took place. We believed we (TA) had jobs to give out or not give out, like prizes, so we would force candidates into our processes and make them jump through hoops. It’s been a super hard habit for many of us to break!

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You Better Watch Out—and Run Background Checks on Seasonal Staff

HireRight

Next to seeing that one overzealous neighbor setting up his Christmas decorations in October, the most troubling aspect of the holiday season is retailers hurrying to hire elves temporary workers to handle the holiday rush. Some businesses may want to play Scrooge by not conducting background checks on temps. After all, they’ll be gone soon [.]. The post You Better Watch Out—and Run Background Checks on Seasonal Staff appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight.

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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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Announcing the Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies of 2018

Linkedin Talent Blog

For the fourth year running, we’re excited to announce 2018’s Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies. The 2018 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies list is based on an extensive analysis of the interactions between over 38,000 staffing firms, 260,000 consultants, and 575+ million members on LinkedIn over the past year. What set the winners apart was their ability to engage LinkedIn members through compelling company and employee activity.

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Want to Improve Your Candidate Experience? Ask Yourself These Key Questions

Cornerstone On Demand

Nearly 50 percent of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job. That means that half of the currently employed workforce will quit to work for your company if you offer them a better opportunity. Still, today's companies put up so many application hurdles and create so much confusion in their hiring process that many candidates don't finish—or even start—applications.

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The Five Keys of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Engaged employees fully invest their best selves in the work they do. But what is employee engagement and how is it created? Employees and leaders intuitively know that when we find a place where we can throw our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands into our work, we are happier, healthier, and produce better results. Yet, most of us struggle to understand exactly why we engage in some environments and don’t in others.

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Should Employees be Paid for Commuting Time?

UpstartHR

An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time? As someone that travels a fair bit for work, I know the value of being able to connect and work from any number of strange locations–restaurants, hotel lobbies, airports, etc. But what about the commutes that make up a significant part of the day for so many workers?

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5 Top Leadership And Culture Articles For 2018 (So Far)

15Five

Many business leaders will end the year with the same concerns they started with: how to retain employees and create a work culture that motivates them , makes them feel included, and brings out their best work. In every industry, and particularly in tech, quit rates are climbing, and fierce competition makes employee recruiting and retention two very daunting tasks.

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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 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you on a range of topics important for talent leaders. We took a look through some of the best articles published this past week for staffing and corporate recruiters and posted them below. The following articles focus on coaching techniques to ensure new hires start their roles successfully, how women are beginning to join more companies' boards, why LGBTQ employees say they're ready to come out at work (but aren't), and more.

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What Emails Reveal About Your Performance At Work

Josh Bersin

We all spend an inordinate amount of time at work communicating with others. And we each have our little tricks. Some of us respond so fast it’s like a real-time system; others wait and do it when they have time. Some need “nudges” to respond, while others respond on their own. What does all this. Read more» The post What Emails Reveal About Your Performance At Work appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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Cartoon Coffee Break | HR Complaints

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Cartoon Coffee Break " series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon. Where should employees turn when they have a complaint against HR? Our Evil HR Lady weighs in.

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Employee Engagement is Viral

DecisionWise

Employee Engagement is viral, and new research shows that the manager may be “ground zero.”. Managers are the sergeants of the organization. You, as a manager, have a powerful effect on how engaged your organization will ultimately be. You are on the front lines of a company’s culture. For most employees, you are the company (or at least represent the organization, as they see it).

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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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Putting the 'Total' in Total Talent Management

Allegis Global Solutions

We all know the biggest disruptors of the last ten years were; globalization, demographic changes and speed of technological advancements but what’s next?

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how to be successful without hurting men’s feelings

Ask a Manager

The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s brand new book, How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women , which is hilarious and wonderful and will make you laugh while also making you dig your fingernails into yourself painfully because of how true it is. You should buy this book. (Text and images shared with permission from the author.).

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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you on a range of topics important for talent leaders. We took a look through some of the best articles published this past week for staffing and corporate recruiters and posted them below. The following articles focus on how to invest in indirect talent, ways to make performance reviews less stressful, and more.

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The State of Workplace Wellness Around the Globe

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

We surveyed wellness thought leaders around the globe and asked them for their views on the future of workplace wellness. Here is their forecast for the state-of-the- wellness- union for 2019.

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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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Dear ReWorker: Our HR Manager Appeases Bullies—What Can I Do?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, Recently, my colleague and I carefully documented and reported acts of long-term bullying by two of our coworkers. Soon afterward, HR summoned the entire department for a mandatory meeting where our boss's manager and the top HR manager yelled and reprimanded us. We were told our complaints were petty and stupid, and that their time was wasted.

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The future of recruiting: How you can hire exceptional employees

Workable

It’s a common phenomenon to see companies struggling to hire exceptional employees – in fact, 76% of hiring decision makers say attracting quality candidates is their biggest recruiting challenge. They may attribute this to a talent shortage, their company’s reputation or not knowing where to post jobs. But what if the problem lies with the way the recruiting process is archetypically designed?

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A Total Talent Approach to Women in Tech

Allegis Global Solutions

Despite advancements in other areas of education and a record number of women attending college, fewer and fewer women graduate with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Of course, large employers and global RPOs have been wringing their hands about this issue, which has come more to the forefront as diversity’s obvious impact on the bottom line becomes clearer the more it’s studied.

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Workology Launches #HR & #Recruiting Reader Survey

Workology

Workology, formerly known as Blogging4Jobs began in 2005 and has been committed to providing resources for HR and workplace leaders who are tired of the status quo. With more than 8,000 publishes articles, podcasts, webinars, and videos we are focused on providing workplace practitioners with the information, knowledge, and support they need to be successful.

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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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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you on a range of topics important for talent leaders. We took a look through some of the best articles published this past week for staffing and corporate recruiters and posted them below. The following articles focus on ways HR teams can help companies transform digitally, why leadership is crucial to closing the gender pay gap, an examination of upcoming employment laws in California, and more.

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my coworker signed me up for a racist organization as a joke, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. My coworker signed me up for a racist organization as a joke. I have a colleague — a very nice, very young man with a quirky sense of humour and a less-than-fully-formed sense of boundaries around what’s appropriate to say at work. I believe this is his first professional job after graduating.

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11 HR Influencers You Need to Follow

Namely

In the HR profession, it pays to keep good company. Whether you need to “phone a friend” about a workplace curveball or just want to exchange tips and tricks, maintaining a strong professional network can make all the difference in your career. Don’t know who to connect with first? We’ll help you get started. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite HR influencers, their areas of expertise, and where you can find them online.

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How to Spot a Twitter Bot

Symantec

Twitter bots and botnets sparked much discussion in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, we ask: What is a Twitter bot? How can you detect what’s real and what's not?

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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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A device that can pull drinking water from the air just won the latest XPrize

Fast Company The Future of Work

A new device that sits inside a shipping container can use clean energy to almost instantly bring clean drinking water anywhere–the rooftop of an apartment building in Nairobi, a disaster zone after a hurricane in Manila, a rural village in Zimbabwe–by pulling water from the air. The design, from the Skysource/Skywater Alliance, just won $1.5 million in the Water Abundance XPrize.

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5 Human Resources Models Every HR Practitioner Should Know

Digital HR Tech

Human Resources models help to explain the role of HR in the business. In this article, we will go over the 5 most practical HR models. These models enable us to explain what HR’s role is, how HR adds value to the business, and how the business influences HR. The 5 HR models that we will discuss are: The Standard Causal Model of HRM. The 8-box model by Paul Boselie.

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How to Build a Talent Pipeline to Keep Your Company Moving Forward

TalentCulture

With unemployment at a historic low, even successful companies in thriving industries are struggling to find employees. Compounding this issue, Americans today are less willing to move for new jobs than they were in the past. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national “mover rate” hit a record low of 11.6 percent in 2011 and still remains far below the figures of decades past.

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