April, 2016

Happy Employees = Happy Customers [Friday Distraction]

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud.

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Is Your Application Process Killing Your Chances?

ClearCompany HRM

Is finding and attracting qualified applicants a problem for your company? Chances are this is something you are experiencing, since last year, 38% of HR professionals reported difficulties in recruiting employees at all levels of their organization and 55% struggled to find highly skilled employees.

5 Ways to Significantly Improve Candidate Experience

HRchitect

Written by: Julia Hatton. By now, everyone has heard about how important it is to create a positive candidate experience. So why are so many companies still not doing it? Perhaps we don’t know where to begin. Let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming when you consider everything involved.

5 Surprising Signs Of A Disengaged Employee

15Five

I love the definition of employee engagement that I read in this recent TalentCulture post. It’s succinct and comprehensive: . When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values, and purpose of the organization they work for.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?

Get Hppy

I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. For example, SpaceX being so successful in reusing spaceships may not have a great impact today, but it does change the way we look at the future, and what we understand by science fiction.

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The One Habit Business Professionals Need for Success

HR Bartender

I’m not going to keep you in suspense. It’s good posture. Yes, good posture. You would be amazed at what proper posture does for your health, well-being and overall success. And we know that there’s a direct correlation between the way we feel and our work and performance.

9 Practical Interview Questions Today’s Heavy Hitters Dominate With

ClearCompany HRM

Companies like Apple, Amazon and Netflix dominate today’s business headlines with stories of the next best tech gadget and indestructible business models, but more and more these companies are innovating the world of HR, too.

Understanding and Creating the Efficient Global Team

HRchitect

Harness Time, Teamwork, and Technology to Successfully Follow the Sun. Written by: Bill Buttimer. If you’ve participated on a global project team, you’ve likely had a few difficult experiences. If you’ve managed a global project team, you understand why it’s so difficult to do well.

5 Smart Reasons to Snoop on Candidates’ Social Media

Brazen HR

You’ve hired someone whom you believed would be a great fit for your organization, but they’ve turned out to be an absolute disaster! What went wrong? And how can you avoid it in the future? The answer might be as easy as doing a little social media screening.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

How To Celebrate National High Five Day At Work

15Five

In 2002, college students at the University of Virginia created National High Five Day , an unofficial national holiday. On this day, strangers can approach each other for high fives without fear of confusion or reprisal.

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Introducing our new brand identity and positioning

EmployeeConnect

As we launch our new brand positioning, identity system and responsive website, I am excited about the renewed energy and focus this has stirred amongst our clients and our team.

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What Work Should Managers Delegate

HR Bartender

I ran across this blog post on the Management Skills Blog answering the question “ What to Delegate, What to Self-Perform? ” It’s a good post but I found myself wanting more detail. Delegation is an important activity. Managers who want to be successful, must learn how to delegate effectively.

5 Tips To Conducting Better Performance Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Often managers, executives and HR professionals feel anxious about conducting performance reviews. While a performance review may prove challenging for some managers, these discussions are valuable for strengthening bonds with A-players and getting underperforming employees back on track.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

3 Cutting-Edge Recruiting Trends Every #HR Pro Needs to Know

Ultimate Software

According to a series of articles from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), job openings have broken 5 million , voluntary quits are at an eight year high , and time to fill has increased by ten days over the past decade. The job market has definitely shifted to a candidates’ market.

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How to Increase Employee Well-Being: A Surprising Solution

Brazen HR

Does this sound familiar? You rush into the office for an early meeting. You have an important project deadline in two days, but you’ve barely started the project. You get distracted by urgent emails and small fire drills all day. You even forget to eat lunch.

What Are You Doing Wrong As A Leader For Your Startup?

15Five

What does it mean to be the leader of a startup? Does it require a special skill-set, and if so, can those skills be developed? Being a leader requires having a vision for your company, finding employees who are aligned with that vision, and maintaining alignment over time.

5 Reasons Quality Beats Quantity in Training Content

Grovo HR

In the Internet age, information is limitless. Everything your employees need to know is out there on the World Wide Web. But who has that kind of time? Forcing your employees to CTRL F their way through search results in order to find the answers they need isn’t an efficient use of their workday.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

How Do You Change Company Culture – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

A couple weeks ago, I participated in a webinar with my friends at SilkRoad on “ HR’s Role in Bridging the Skills Gap.” During the webinar, we asked listeners about some of the strategies they were using, such as training, succession planning, and knowledge management.

Big Changes? Here's How to Keep Your Team Motivated

ClearCompany HRM

The wonderful part of cleaning the old means there is room to introduce the new. When it comes to business and team processes, creating the new can be just as daunting as it is exciting. Change can make employees a little uncertain or confused when approaching tasks they were confident doing before.

What Equal Pay Day Means to the Gender Divide — And What HR Needs To Do About It

Visier

Today is Equal Pay Day. A day of awareness about the pay gap that exists between men and women, Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the next year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous calendar year.

Company Culture 101: How to spot a culture gap in your company

Pomello

Every executive team understands that company culture is a vital, if often overlooked part of their strategy. Culture is neglected because it is always essential but often not urgent. Executive teams often believe they are communicating their values more clearly than they actually are.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

7 Traits of Highly Effective Company Cultures

Trinet

News headlines frequently bring up the importance of company culture, employee satisfaction and the perks that employees may or may not be receiving. Developing and maintaining a company culture that. Visit site for full story. Workplace Culture company culture

TalentBall: A Home Run for HR

Ultimate Software

Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack—another baseball season has begun. Whether avid followers, casual fans, or somewhere in between, as HR and business professionals, we can all learn a lot from studying the inner workings of America’s pastime.

How To Deliver Bad News At Work – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is one we can all relate to: I’m a new manager. There have been times when I have to conduct a difficult conversation. I don’t have anyone to guide me on how it should be done. Do you have any advice in this area?

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8 Useful Tips for Implementing New Tech in Your Office

ClearCompany HRM

Workplace productivity has increased 84% during the past 40 years because of advancements in digital technology. Of course, the increased level of panic when a new tool is announced is probably a direct correlation to that advancement.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.