July, 2020

The Nature Of 1-on-1s Are Changing For The Better

15Five

Although the pandemic has triggered massive shifts in our day-to-day lives and even our long-term view, it isn’t without silver linings. At a high level, organizations are embracing flexibility like never before; employees are trading long commutes for higher levels of productivity; but more specifically, managers and employees are revamping their weekly 1-on-1s.

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

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How Connection Drives Employee Engagement

DecisionWise

With the recent shift of many employees working remoting, connection seems to be universally craved now more than ever before. Connection is, in fact, a basic human need, residing on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs just above physical safety. And yet, research shows that 40% of employees feel isolated at work, leading to lower employee engagement. Connection in the workplace is the feeling of being part of a community engaged in something bigger than any one person.

Do I need an HR degree to apply for an HR job? [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

I get a lot of questions from readers about HR careers, job searching, HR certification, and more. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it over ! See other questions I’ve answered here.

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.

How Employers Can Help Parents Work From Home (With Kids)

Ultimate Software

As new U.S. COVID-19 cases climb for the fifth straight month, many organizations have successfully navigated the growing pains of transitioning to remote work or implementing safety precautions for essential workers. Yet one unsolved dilemma continues to weigh heavily on employees and employers alike: a lack of access to reliable childcare. Back in March, school districts transitioned to remote learning and many daycares shut their doors or significantly downsized class sizes.

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Welcome Employees Back to the Office with Mini-Onboarding

Ultimate Software

Even if your organization isn’t operating at full capacity, it makes sense to start having conversations about what employee “re-entry” into the workplace will look like. That way, when the organization is ready, there will be a plan in place.

Should Your Employee Engagement Surveys Be Anonymous?

15Five

As a psychologist focused on changing the world of work, my goal is to help organizations learn how to create psychologically safe environments for their people.

How to Encourage Employees to Focus More on Recognition

Engage2Excel

There are many things the current pandemic has affected, especially when it comes to how companies use their recognition and reward programs.

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Diversity & Inclusion Efforts During and After Pandemic & Protests

Ultimate Software

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit us hard. Seemingly overnight we were told we had to stay home, and we didn’t know how long it would last. Many organizations had to quickly pivot to working remotely. Other businesses were forced to furlough or layoff employees.

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!

Has COVID-19 Propelled Us Into The Future Of Work?

15Five

I caught a glimpse of the new wave of work as the world was recovering from the global financial crisis in 2008. In the decade that followed, I joined a movement of forward-thinking individuals and companies trying to inspire the world to a “new normal.” We empowered company leaders to dive into opportunities with emerging technologies, the sharing economy , and the connected generation. I saw that seismic changes were upon us.

Will Your Organization Thrive In The New Normal?

15Five

To say “a lot has changed this year” would be a massive understatement. The uncertainty we face both short- and long-term has caused us to think differently about how we live and work. One way of thinking that remains relevant despite our new normal is NoW of Work’s four archetypes model. Our team designed these corporate archetypes before COVID-19 to help clients understand their level of organizational resilience.

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Take diversity and inclusion to the next level in your company culture

CultureIQ

By Paul M. Mastrangelo. Have you ever thought you were doing all you could do, only to discover that you had another level of output?

Solving the Millennial Puzzle: How to Engage Your Millennial Employees

EDSI

Business leaders regularly complain to me about millennials. It seems those darn millennials aren’t very loyal, don’t want to work hard, and don’t want to pay their dues before assuming a leadership role.

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.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking of Making a Career Change During COVID-19

The Muse

It’s a confusing time. How can you be sure you really want to change careers during a global pandemic? Ask yourself these questions first. Career Change

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Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by? our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Podcast: How Managers Can Increase Engagement with Their Teams – ENGAGEMENT MAGIC

DecisionWise

In this podcast, Dr. Tracy Maylett and Charles Rogel review the concepts behind ENGAGEMENT MAGIC, including the research behind the five keys of engagement, and provide answers to the following questions: How can being engaged personally benefit employees and organizations?

Revamp Your Employee Engagement Survey with 15Five’s Engagement+

15Five

Today’s business leaders want to understand what truly matters to their people and what really impacts their performance. 15Five’s Engagement+ and its Full Potential Index templates provide unparalleled insights into the elements that build an energized, inspired, and passionate workforce.

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.

Was Data Privacy Written in the Stars for 2020?

Ultimate Software

If you believe in horoscopes , the year 2020 was predicted to be “quite challenging, especially health-wise, but also financially, with obstacles, impediments, and unpredictable situations, which will mainly occur during the first half of the year.”. Maybe we should take astrologers more seriously.

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ServiceNow: The Workflow Workhorse

Josh Bersin

One of the hottest tech companies in the world is ServiceNow. The company’s Q2 earnings were a barnbuster (30% YTY growth, 40 deals over $1M, and now running at a $4B annual subscription runrate – at a 97% renewal rate).

Culture and strategy can’t be served separately

CultureIQ

By Ryan Cooke . We’ve all heard the Peter Drucker phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” and really, if your culture isn’t properly aligned with strategy, you’ll get indigestion. Simply put, organizational strategy is the set of action steps put in place to achieve long-term goals and organizational culture is how and why work gets done. These definitions inextricably link culture with strategy, yet so often, culture does not support strategy and vice versa.

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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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!

3 Ways To Develop Leaders During COVID-19

DecisionWise

Remember when we all thought the Coronavirus shutdowns would only last a month or two? We were so naïve. While restrictions have loosened in some areas, it seems like intermittent shutdowns and work-from-home arrangements are here for the foreseeable future.

Why 2020 Is The ‘Year Of HR’: A Conversation With Josh Bersin

15Five

Perhaps now more than ever, demands on People Operations roles are incredibly high. Handling just the administrative side of HR while establishing a remote workforce can be a full-time job, let alone the all-important human element that requires your attention and resources. Because the true power of People Ops lies in unlocking the potential of every employee, many HR leaders are discovering or refining new skills in 2020, what today’s guest is calling, “The Year of HR.”.

When Recognition is Not Top of Mind

Engage2Excel

Too often, recognition and rewards programs you have in place are not top of mind for many people. And when employees themselves are not on board with recognizing others, you know you’ve got a problem. What does it take to raise the importance and value of recognition? employee recognition

HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

Short post today, but an important one. I belong to multiple online groups covering HR on a variety of platforms - you know the type - people can post questions on problems they're having in their HR shops and get help, advice and recommendations from their peers.

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.

Perfect Document, Imperfect Men

HR Hardball

We, The (quite flawed) People have some pretty amazing goals to strive for. The bar was set high when our Founders crafted the Declaration of Independence, to boot: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”. Beautiful, inspiring, and….there there is still quite a bit of work to do. But, believe me, that’s the point.

WOH 85: Stop Apologizing for Being in HR

UpstartHR

“We need to own what we do. We’ve been apologizing and apologetic for being in HR instead of owning what we do. Every other profession says, I’m a salesperson, I’m a finance person. I’m a marketer. We go, I’m sorry. I’m in HR.” ” Steve Browne.

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Three Questions to ask Yourself: How to Find Meaning in Your Work

DecisionWise

Hunter S. Thompson, an American author and journalist, was once asked for some career advice. Thompson’s response is both poignant and perceptive. His advice also aligns precisely with what we know from our decades of research.

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