October, 2023

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Clean out those HR cobwebs: 6 outdated practices to get rid of

Workable

During this spooky time of year, we put up cobwebs, but let’s face it: Several HR practices need to be stomped out like that spider scuttling across the floor. (Note: No actual spiders were harmed in the writing of this article.) Sometimes, companies don’t follow “best practices”. They follow “old practices” and don’t think about why. Level up your HR Workable’s HR solution can help you optimize your hiring and management processes – and keep those cobwebs at bay!

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Three Ways To Tap Into Taylor Swift’s Authenticity And Build An Eras-Like Workplace

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Swift's Eras events fill a gap, the same one that today seems to mystify companies and workplaces. People seek a genuine connection – with themselves and their peers.

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21 HR Books Every HR Professional Should Read in 2024

Analytics in HR

The field of Human Resource Management (HRM) is rapidly changing. Staying up to date with the classic concepts and the latest information is more important than ever to remain relevant as an HR professional. In this article, we list 21 must-read HR books that will help you do your job better – whether you’re a seasoned HR practitioner or just getting started in the field.

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Grief: The overlooked employee experience HR needs to pay attention to

HRExecutive

We are often asked why addressing grief in the workplace matters. The answer stems from our own personal journeys with loss, as well as the influence of managers and organizational culture on each of our experiences. - Advertisement - Dr. Mekel Harris: “I had no idea that just three weeks after receiving a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer, my mom would die.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Are Your Candidates Lying to Get the Job?

SHRM Resources

A recent survey found that 70 percent of workers lie on resumes, and hiring managers aren't surprised. In a competitive environment, candidates may embellish their skills and experience to get the job.

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Grind Culture Isn’t Working. How Can Wellness Win?

TalentCulture

The Problem With Grind Culture In recent years, “hustle” and “grind” culture have become equated with drive, ambition, and success. The logic is that if you are not incessantly working, you won’t meet your goals. Grind culture also ties a person’s worth to the product they produce. However, it comes at the expense of individual […] The post Grind Culture Isn’t Working.

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3 transformational benefits of employee empowerment

HRExecutive

While the “Great Resignation” has faded from the headlines, the desire for choice among workers that helped fuel this movement will endure. Workplace trends like the “The Big Stay,” “quiet quitting “ or the newest one to catch my attention—”loud laborers” (employees who focus more on self-promotion than tangible work results)—tend to paint a picture of an adversarial relationship between employers and their employees.

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Main Street Workers Join The ‘Big Stay’

Homebase

Context for September: September saw strikes across the country and across industries. Screenwriters, auto workers, actors, and healthcare workers fought for better pay and employment terms. This comes amid peak interest rates and a narrowly-avoided government shutdown. But what’s happening on Main Street? Amid multiple strikes, a near government shutdown and high interest rates, Main Street businesses grapple with their own unique realities on-the-ground.

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What Is a Clopening Shift and Clopening Laws?

Replicon

The clopening shift is when an employee who closes the business at night is responsible for opening it after a few hours of rest. Businesses use clopening shifts voluntarily or involuntarily for various reasons. However, many US states are restricting its excessive practice to keep the law of ‘right to rest’ intact. This guide discusses how the clopening shift works, the downsides of Clopening shifts, and how the clopening laws minimize its practice & in which states.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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TIME Magazine Names UKG One of the World’s Best Companies

UKG

TIME Magazine Names UKG One of the World’s Best Companies brandon.bielich Tue, 10/31/2023 - 13:32 Main Image Background Color Magenta Body UKG , a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, is one of the World’s Best Companies of 2023, according to TIME magazine. The inaugural list honors companies from across industries with great workplace cultures, continued business growth, and positive sustainability practices.

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KPMG redundancies: Looking under the bonnet at company culture

HR Zone

Businesses can and do hit hard times. Sometimes redundancy is the only option. But businesses must show awareness and culpability regarding their behaviour and its links to cuts. Blaire Palmer, CEO, That People Thing Ltd, takes a closer look at KPMG’s announcement of job cuts and pay freezes.

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Episode 408: The First Nationally Recognized Registered Apprenticeship Program With Mike Hess & Sarah Mark

Workology

This episode of the Workology Podcast features Mike Hess and Sarah Mark talking about apprenticeship programs at Salesforce. The post Episode 408: The First Nationally Recognized Registered Apprenticeship Program With Mike Hess & Sarah Mark appeared first on Workology.

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How this HR Honor Roll winner navigated employee trauma and growth

HRExecutive

In early 2016, Heather Vogel read about a job opening at the Children’s Home Society of Florida. While she was immediately attracted to the mission of the nonprofit, the vice president of HR title seemed too “typical HR” for her transformation -focused career trajectory. - Advertisement - She remained senior director and acting vice president, retail HR at Ashley HomeStore until, just a few months later, another CHS position popped up on her radar: chief talent officer.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Six Signs That You Are Being Gaslighted And How To Break Free

Forbes Coaches Council

By identifying the signs of gaslighting, you empower yourself to break free, reaffirming your sense of reality and regaining control over your own narrative.

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How Can Employers Better Support Working Parents?

TalentCulture

Currently, about 40% of people in the U.S. workforce are parents whose kids are under 18 years old. With soaring childcare costs and limited government assistance, many organizations know it’s important to support working parents more fully. However, no standards have been established that define the kind of benefits these employees should receive.

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How a Culture of Trust Can Make a Company a Great Place to Work

UKG

How a Culture of Trust Can Make a Company a Great Place to Work heather.vanhou… Thu, 10/19/2023 - 13:25 Main Image Background Color Blue Body A great employee experience doesn ’ t hinge solely on compensation or benefits. Instead, it's founded on trust—a sentiment that leaders can often overlook. To cultivate genuine trust within an organization, every employee, whether in the C-suite or on the factory floor, must feel supported, valued, and genuinely heard.

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Ageism: 12 ways to slay the hidden DEI dragon

HR Zone

Age discrimination is the most frequently cited form of workplace bias, with reports stating more than one in ten adults in the UK [1] think their age

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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Align the Scales Correctly for a Better Work-Life Balance

HR Digest

Mental health professionals constantly warn us against turning into workaholics but despite our best efforts, responsibilities take over and push us away from finding a healthy work-life balance. Most of us spend more of our lives wondering how to balance work and life than seeing any success in it, and over time, this affects both our productivity and our overall health.

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Josh Bersin: Why tech is an ‘essential element’ of HR | Video interview

HRExecutive

Josh Bersin , g lobal HR industry analyst , says technology has become an essential element in optimizing the practice of human resources. See what he told HRE about why 2024 is going to be an interesting year w ith this “big, hairy thing” we know as AI. - Advertisement - Bersin says it’s happening around us, but leaders in the HR profession are not entirely sure of the implications that will impact businesses.

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15 Misconceptions About Leadership (And How New Leaders Are Impacted)

Forbes Coaches Council

How the workforce perceives leaders in general can be a serious factor in their success, or lack thereof, and widespread misconceptions can impact a new leader's career.

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ChatGPT for People Analytics: A Practical Guide With Examples

Analytics in HR

HR professionals who harness ChatGPT for people analytics gain a powerful tool for extracting meaningful insight from the vast amounts of data being collected. With its ability to comprehend language and generate text, ChatGPT can participate in a conversation that simplifies your efforts to leverage data effectively. In this article, we’ll explain how to use ChatGPT to analyze and interpret people analytics data for improved HR strategies and decision-making.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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UKG Ready Named a Leader in Small and Midsized HCM Technology

UKG

UKG Ready Named a Leader in Small and Midsized HCM Technology tonya.evans Fri, 10/20/2023 - 09:06 Main Image Background Color Magenta Body UKG , a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced that UKG Ready has been named a Leader in the NelsonHall NEAT report for Next Generation HCM Technology in the SMB Market Focus.

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Seven ways to create an effective reverse mentoring programme

HR Zone

Reverse mentoring is when a senior leader is mentored by a person from an under-represented background – by means of gender, age, ethnicity,

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The Awareness Gap

NoExcusesHR

Polls tell us the gap between employee and leadership expectations is wider than ever. The endless quotes describing eroding engagement levels, dissatisfaction, third party activism and work stoppages all point to the end of the world as we know it, right? As the pressure mounts on employers to stay quiet, stand on the sidelines in their own organizations, and simply watch the chaotic post-pandemic world of work play out, I feel strongly that it is time for leaders to call, in the most sensitive

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Benefits flexibility: Why it’s a must-have for a 5-generation workforce

HRExecutive

As the benefits open enrollment period kicks off, employees across the country will make decisions that affect their health and wellbeing , and they will all bring unique life experiences to these decisions. - Advertisement - While each employee has a unique set of needs and interests, there are some distinct generational differences that should inform organizational benefits strategy, communication and long-term engagement.

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.