April, 2017

The 10 Basic Skills that Every Manager Should Have

HR Bartender

There are many skills that managers can learn on the job. For example, they can learn how to approve time cards, the key elements in an employment law, or the steps in conducting a good interview. But there are some basic skills or qualities that organizations want to see in managers from day one.

3 Steps to Build Purpose into Your Work Culture

ClearCompany HRM

Your company exists for a reason: The founders saw a problem in the world and they came up with a profitable solution. For employees at the top levels of the company, this may be obvious; they probably know exactly what their job is working to solve.

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5 Big Things on the Minds of Today's Most Innovative CHROs

Cornerstone On Demand

Human resources isn't traditionally seen as the most innovative, or even most influential, department in a company.

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Understanding and Accepting Change in Our Professional Lives

HRchitect

Written by: Jim Yarbrough. In a previous role, I was directly involved in implementing complete process changes. In one particular project I was involved in, the field personnel at this retail organization had been following the same HR processes for the past 10 years.

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.

How to Help Your HR Team Recruit Top Talent

Brazen HR

Recruiting isn’t about filling empty chairs with random professionals. As an employer, you need to invest in people who can improve your sales, boost innovation, and ultimately increase your bottom line. But what if your recruiters can’t seem to find the best talent?

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The Business Benefits of Mindful Leadership

HR Bartender

I’d like to think that everyone understands the importance of leadership. And good leadership benefits organizations. But there’s not one standardized type of leadership. It takes on many forms and, as individuals, we might be attracted to certain types and models more than others.

Mission-Driven Companies: How to Build (and Hire for) One

ClearCompany HRM

Every successful company has a well-defined mission and vision; they build purpose into their day-to-day. A mission-driven culture not only embraces the company mission statement, they reinforce it in every decision made from organizational strategy through to hiring and firing.

How To Link Recruiting Metrics To Business Outcomes

Cornerstone On Demand

According to LinkedIn's 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report , "quality of hire" is the top recruiting metric that hiring managers care about—and for good reason. Employees are your most valuable resource, and with 40 percent of today's Fortune 500 companies predicted to go out of business over the next 10 years, hiring the right people is crucial for your survival.

Down Time – a Good Time to Get Busy

HRchitect

Written by: Elisabeth Jordan. Whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes we don’t have a lot of work to do. Sometimes we’re buried up to our necks with projects, but let’s admit it – sometimes we’re watching the clock and logging off our laptops as soon as it’s 5 o’clock.

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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!

7 Ways to Improve your Hiring In 2017

Visier

Data from the U.S. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey shows that there continues to be more job openings than hires being made.

Ask Adam: Creating a Positive Employee Experience

Ultimate Software

“Employee experience” has become a standard HR buzzword, and today’s executives are increasingly recognizing and prioritizing its influence. In January, Forbes published “ The Employee Experience Is the Future of Work ,” and we now know that “ee experience” is the #1 driver of employment outcomes.

Recruit Better: Employee Discount Programs and Taxes

HR Bartender

Here on HR Bartender, we’ve talked about the partnerships HR needs to have in the organization with finance, risk management, and marketing…just to name a few. One very important partnership that we haven’t spent much time covering is the partnership between human resources and payroll.

Best Practices for Creating an Employee Performance Review Program

ClearCompany HRM

Nowadays, the term “performance review” inspires chills in the spines of managers and executives alike. The practice has become a bit taboo as more and more reports express just how little they’re appreciated and even how they hinder the productivity and satisfaction of employees.

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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.

5 Essential Elements of a Feedback Loop

Cornerstone On Demand

This is the first post in our CHRO Community Series , which highlights big ideas from CHRO's working to push the boundaries of HR and transform their organization for the better. This first mini series will focus on improving systems of feedback within organizations. Lately, it seems as though companies are going to extremes to find the most effective way to provide feedback to their employees.

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Fatigue Management

HRchitect

Written by: Nathan Meles. It may be absent from many corporate HR policies, but fatigue management has been rapidly gaining awareness in the workplace. Not only is employee fatigue a hazard in some work environments, it impacts workplace morale, employee accuracy, and productivity.

Top Conferences for Talent Acquisition Leaders in 2017

Visier

The global economic recovery has moved power from employers to employees, turning talent into a seller’s market—and making the workforce a core strategic concern for the c-suite.

How To Make Your One On One Meetings More Effective

15Five

One on One Meetings are one of the most important tools available to managers, and they are instrumental to running a successful company. Yet many managers treat them as a nice-to-have or cancel them in lieu of other matters.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

7 Reasons HR Needs to Learn About Unretirement

HR Bartender

Years ago, people just retired. They announced to their boss that they were going to retire. The company threw them a party, gave them a gold watch, and wished them well. Then, they spent their time traveling, working on their hobbies, etc. I don’t know that those days exist anymore.

How to Get New Hires to Hit the Ground Running: 10 Tips

ClearCompany HRM

While an organization cannot completely rid the chance of a bad hire , it’s onboarding that can make or break the success of a candidate. Often times, the strategy is simply, “Here is your desk, get to work,” along with the misconception that you should throw new employees in at the deep end.

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3 Ways Technology Both Widens and Bridges the Generational Divide at Work

Cornerstone On Demand

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on March 24, 2017. What do an iOS developer, a social media intern, a UX designer and a big data architect have in common? Just ten years ago, their job titles were rare or didn't exist at all.

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Frequently Asked Questions From Your Employees Regarding Your Newly Implemented HCM

HRchitect

Written by: Russ Belue. Any time a company changes from one Human Capital Management (HCM) system to another, there’s always a learning curve. The employees will have questions and they usually center around accessibility, pay and personal information. It would help HR to anticipate what questions the employees will have and have a consistent message when answering. Below you will find some very common FAQs from employees that I’ve encountered in the past.

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

A New Workforce Planning Model: Why Position Management Is Flawed

Visier

Given that people costs make up the largest chunk of the operating expenses for a typical organization, getting the workforce plan right is fundamental to good corporate fiscal health.

Everything You Think You Know About Culture & Employee Performance Is (Apparently) Wrong

15Five

Back in the day, culture was something you became exposed to when you traveled to a foreign country. And employee performance was as easy to manage as uttering the words, “work harder or you’re fired!” ” But modern employees and workplaces are far more complex.

Want to Retain Women Leaders? Look Beyond Maternity Leave

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Bright Horizons Family Solutions , a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education, and work/life solutions for employers. They’ve been consistently included in FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Get Started Today! 5 Tips On Giving Better Performance Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Performance management is constantly evolving. A process once shunted into a once a year, anxiety-riddled meeting, has morphed into a more constant feedback loop between managers and their employees that occurs quarterly, monthly, even weekly. Performance Management

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.