June, 2020

What Remote Work Data Can Teach Us About Employee Productivity

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made the shift to remote work inevitable for non-essential businesses. For employees, the challenges are well-documented—from balancing work with child care to engaging without colleagues nearby. For employers, meanwhile, a key area of concern has been productivity. A few months in, many bosses remain unsure that their teams work as effectively outside the office.

How To Maintain Employee Engagement During A Crisis


As we step into the “ new normal ,” HR departments across the world are being asked to ramp up employee engagement efforts as a new frontier emerges in the state of work. The pandemic and the state of the economy has shaken many organizations to their core, revealing both incredible humanity and resiliency, along with some deep fissures that need our attention.


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Four Ways to Show Support For Your LGBTQ+ Employees

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of federal protections for gay and transgender employees in instances of workplace discrimination. This was an incredible victory for the LGBTQ movement. Prior to this ruling, it was legal in more than half of U.S. states to fire employees for being gay, bisexual or transgender. And as a result, many queer employees— roughly 46% — were too scared to come out to their colleagues or discuss their sexual orientation in the workplace.

Creating An Inclusive Company Culture Begins With Psychological Safety


Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, people across the nation, and the globe, have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. We’re heartbroken over the death of an innocent man fallen victim to police brutality once again, enraged over the deep systemic racism that has been put under the spotlight, and shameful that these injustices are not new, but are only now beginning to receive the attention they’ve deserved all along. Luckily, change is in motion.

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.

Organizations are Focused on Using People Analytics As a Competitive Advantage

HR Bartender

As organizations spend more time trying to recover from the business impact of COVID-19 , they will turn to data to help them. It makes total sense. Organizations have been using data to help them grow their businesses for years. This will be no different. What may be different is the type of data that organizations collect and how they analyze and make decisions from the data. Earlier this year, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its first People Analytics conference.

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How to Avoid Talent Gaps with Data-Driven Succession Planning

Visier - Talent Acquisition

According to the Association for Talent Development , only 35% of organizations have a formalized succession planning process. This can be a risky proposition, especially if individuals in key roles are unexpectedly plucked out of your organization. These concerns can be heightened during times of crisis. As with most things, the best way to manage these risks is to be prepared and to have a plan. The trifecta of talent management tools for talent gap mitigation.

Your HR Business Case Was Approved—Here’s How to Actualize It

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Congratulations—you received approval on your HR business case and budget. Now what? What if I told you that you have less than a 50% chance of achieving what you got approved? Would you feel good about going back to your executive team in one, two or three years and asking for the same budget again? In my humble opinion, I would say “No,” but then again, I’m not much of a gambler with delivering on a commitment.

How to Develop and Hire Leaders That People Want to Follow

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Some people are born leaders—naturally charismatic and able to attract and motivate followers to high achievement—seemingly without effort. But most are made. Such is the case with Scott Miller, who I recently interviewed for the Disrupt Yourself podcast. Miller oversees a thought leadership practice at consulting firm FranklinCovey and is the author of Management Mess to Leadership Success , an insider’s guide to the hard effort required to become a leader that people admire.

Your Team Needs 1-on-1s, Now More Than Ever


Friends, we are in unprecedented times. If I’d written this post in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S. hard and many companies suddenly pivoted to having employees work from home, that statement would have been true. If I’d said this in April when we first started seeing the toll businesses and employees faced in bankruptcies and historic unemployment, it would have been true.

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!

4 Small Ways Companies Can Improve Team Morale

Get Hppy

Team morale is an essential element in building any successful venture , but it is also one of the most neglected elements in smaller companies, unfortunately. An event, an activity, or a step that boosts team morale doesn’t always have to be anything that costs a lot of money or resources either, it can be something small but meaningful as well. On that note, let’s now discuss four small methods that HR can use to boost team morale effectively. Regular Communication.

Workplace Health And Safety Practices Every Employer Should Insist On

Get Hppy

The world has changed in the face of the Covid19 pandemic , not only in the more apparent aspects affecting us now. Looking to the future, legal responsibilities concerning due diligence are expanding in unforeseeable ways. Legal practitioners now offer online consultation, some, like Lamber Goodnow , are doing so free of charge to assess potential claims.

7 Ways to Use Rewards Programs to Boost Employee Morale

Get Hppy

Your employees likely work hard and strive for excellence. They are making an effort to reach their goals and make you proud. However, the day to day grind can get tiring, leaving employees in need of a necessary boost. Your workplace morale has a huge impact on performance. By making sure employees are enjoying the time with their coworkers, you can promote stronger teamwork. Creating an environment that employees love to come to each day can reduce turnover and burnout.

The Flexible Workforce: A Checklist for the Next Normal

Allegis Global Solutions

The world is adjusting to the pandemic. Companies are turning the corner on uncertainty and looking to the future. Some see a world where everything has changed. They are looking at what they call a new normal. But it’s not a new normal. This is the next normal. While the fundamentals of talent and business have not changed, the old playbook won’t work for a next-normal economy. Can you see what’s ahead for your flexible workforce?

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.

How Recruiting and Employer Branding Will Change During and After a Pandemic

Visier - Talent Acquisition

Need resources to guide you through crisis management? We’re working with our partners, customers, and the community to provide a centralized repository so you can get the latest resources on data-driven crisis management. Visit our Crisis Management Resource Center here.

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11 Companies Where LGBTQ Equality Lasts Beyond Pride Month

The Muse

Want to work somewhere that’s truly LGBTQ inclusive? Check out these companies. Finding a Job

How To Build An Inclusive Culture In Your Workplace

Culture University

When it comes to inclusion in the workplace, we can all agree it matters. But understanding inclusion is harder to master. Inclusion comes to life in many different shapes and forms depending on the people, leadership and culture of an organization. The truth is, making inclusion ‘real’ in your organization is easier said than done. What is inclusion? Inclusion is a sense of belonging, connection and community at work.

5 Employee Engagement Trends In The Era of Coronavirus


The term “employee engagement,” isn’t a new one. But since its original concept in 1990 and now, the way we view engagement in the workplace has shifted dramatically. The emphasis is no longer on the employee to be happy, but rather, on the employer to ensure each employee feels fulfilled in their role, supported by their manager and leaders, and connected to the company’s purpose.

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 it really means to be an ally.


June 2020 has been a rollercoaster of emotions. With police brutality, systemic racism, gender discrimination, and LGBTQ+ rights on top of everyone’s minds, you might be wondering what meaningful steps you can take to fight oppression. The term “allyship” has been gaining traction as more people recognize their privilege and the unique position it gives them to support marginalized groups. This is great because allyship is central to creating lasting change.

How to Keep Employees Accountable

Get Hppy

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your employees accountable and engaged in their work. While you don’t want to have to constantly check in on your employees to make sure they are still working, it is important to have some kind of system in place so that you know that they are getting the work done. If you want your business to be successful, it’s vital that workers stay on task so that they complete their jobs in a timely manner.

Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months. Regardless of your situation, you should be thinking about your career and how to position yourself for opportunities. There’s a saying in recruiting, “Always be closing.” Well in career development it’s “Always be ready.”

Taking Action to End Racial Injustice

Ultimate Software

Amid a global pandemic that transformed the world seemingly overnight, we’ve received numerous tragic reminders that not everything has changed. Racial injustice and inequality are pervasive in our society and must come to an end. This is not a time to remain silent and passive. The unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the latest tragedies in what has been a timeless call to action that has persisted for decades.

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!

Five Key Aspects of Emotional Intelligence for Recruiters


I n the face of any social or economic upheaval, you'll usually find a slew of articles urging recruiters to use emotional intelligence (EI) in difficult times. While this is true, EI is always crucial in recruiting. Strong EI can enhance all areas of your life, but let's focus on why it is essential in recruiting. There are many definitions of EI out there, but this one by Bradbury and Greaves, from Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , highlights the aspects directly relevant to recruiting: recruiting

How To Have Clearing Conversations At Work


Tough conversations are a constant—and necessary—aspect of building a strong, connected, and diverse workforce. When you bring together different backgrounds, opinions, and priorities in the workplace, friction sometimes can’t be avoided. In a global study by CCP , more than 85% of employees cited experiencing conflict at work. So if disconnection is inevitable, how do we work towards clear and consistent conflict resolution?

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ENGAGEMENT MAGIC®: The 5 Keys of Employee Engagement


In our blog, “ Are Your Employees Engaged or Just Satisfied ,” we reviewed some of the differences between employee engagement and employee satisfaction. Satisfied employees operate under a transactional relationship—“Because the company gives me X, I am willing to give X worth of effort.” As Herzberg would say, these elements are “hygiene factors ”—they must be present, but do not necessarily result in engagement.

Return-to-Work Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

These tips and best practices help craft your message communicating a return-to-work plan to your employees during the coronavirus pandemic


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.

4 ways that companies can be truly inclusive


By Jawaun Brown. Skyrocketing public and political support of the Black Lives Matter movement has created an urgent effort among companies to look inwards and ask themselves what they can do to be a part of the solution. Corporate America’s acceptance of the decades-long status quo has suddenly become unacceptable.

Guess Who’s Disrupting HR Tech Now? Facebook. Yes it’s Facebook.

Josh Bersin

I’ve never been a big Facebook user – it always seemed like a poorly designed platform and I don’t like sharing my personal information all the time. So when the company launched Workplace from Facebook I was not expecting much. The initial product, developed for internal collaboration inside the company, was just a “gray” version. Read more» The post Guess Who’s Disrupting HR Tech Now? Facebook. Yes it’s Facebook. appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

Release Notes: Tracking Job Application Abandonment and Improving User Experience

ExactHire HR Trends

Release Notes: Tracking Job Application Abandonment and Improving User Experience. We publish Release Notes to highlight recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new with ExactHire. This edition reflects updates made to the ExactHire product.