December, 2012

How to Choose Professional Organizations to Join

Effortless HR

(Photo credit: s_falkow). In these challenging times when every dollar spent must be a wise investment, one of those decisions is where you should spend both time and money in terms of business development. One thing is for sure, you will need to contribute in order to gain.

On Arming Teachers

True Faith HR

I come from a family of educators. One uncle was a math teacher for 35+ years with Milwaukee Public Schools. My cousin teaches AP Chemistry in Green Bay. My wife is a school psychologist. My mom taught choir at the K-12 and college level.

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FedEx delivers on employee recognition in a BIG way!


It can be said that recognition means most coming from the people who are impacted by the behavior, but more often than not, administering and maintaining a recognition program falls on the shoulders of HR and management. Many times it’s because the perception is that it’s too big of an initiative for people to manage on top of their daily duties – surely someone like HR needs to own and run it. Not for the logistics giant FedEx. FedEx is a company that is doing employee recognition right.

More Workers with Autism Entering Workplace

45 Things

Autism is a subject that often promotes a great deal of debate. The causes. The solutions. Employers are now entering that discussion, as they will be seeing more job applicants with autism spectrum disorder. It's an issue I looked at in my latest Gannett/USA Today column. An estimated 1.5

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Holiday Performance Burnout


Avoiding Compressed Performance and End-of-the-year Stress The end of the year is coming and with it comes accelerated deadlines. Even if your office is open between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s, your ability to be productive is really tightened by a three-week month.

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Is the Future of Work Focused on Staying Home?

Future of Work

I was recently asked a question that I hear all too often: You have been studying today's most favored methods of working for many years. What are the big headlines about that? Just where are we going? Or rather, are we all going to stay home and work from there all the time ? No, we’re not all going to “cocoon” and never leave our home offices! That would be insane.

The Best WordPress Anti-Spam Plugins for 2012-2013

Effortless HR

(Photo credit: Wikipedia). I’ m sure that there are plenty of posts on this topic, but we have had first-hand experience for several years in dealing with comment spammers. Each of the plugins below are in use by the EffortlessHR Blog and they all work in uniquely different ways to stop bots and spammers dead in their tracks. Today we are going to share our winning combination, in order of importance: G.A.S.P. GrowMap Anti Spam Plugin).

Can an end-of-year message reignite your workforce?


Yesterday at our company all-hands, we had all offices dialed in and connected, albeit virtually, to each other to celebrate a strong year and have one last team hoorah before 2013 begins. I think most could say that a year-end, all-hands meeting is not the definition of fun or engaging, so I wasn’t too pumped. Just another to-do before my afternoon of packed meetings. Luckily for me, and to my surprise, I left the meeting energized and fired up.

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How to Resolve Conflict with a Co-Worker

45 Things

One of the most stressful situations to face in the workplace is a conflict with a co-worker.

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!

What Are The New Year Resolutions of Most Successful People


Well, it’s that time again—time to start rolling out the New Year’s resolutions. How about learning from most successful people and their new year resolutions? Have you noticed how the most accomplished people just seem to identify important things and consistently get them done? If you were to study successful people long enough you would […].

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Social Media and the HR Executive


A good corporate image is now more than ever absolutely essential. In the post-Enron era it seems the spin doctors are busier than ever managing just about every customer facing contact point imaginable. Quite honestly I think that is the right thing to do…from an official corporate perspective.

Recruiter Insights: The Worst Interview Mistakes and How You Avoid Them


Today’s post is the another in a series called “Recruiter Insights” by our very own recruiting team. This guest post is by Lianne Gong, Sourcer, SuccessFactors‘ Recruiting Team. Lianne’s blog on resume tips was such a hit we had to ask her back to do one on interviewing. Enjoy! As a recruiter, there have been […]. SuccessFactors Careers

#E4S David Guest on Engagement (why would employees want to.

Strategic HCM

I'm at another Engage for Success conference today (my last conference this year, yay!), this time for one organised by Katie Truss at the University of Kent at Canterbury. There's a great speaker list and I'm just here as an

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

5 Zingers From 2012: Number 5 – Wellbeing and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Number 5 from David Zingers 2012 Blog Posts. This was part 10 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Enhance Well-being. We need to create wellbeing inside of work.

MGM Seeks to Inspire Employees by Letting Them Put on a Show

45 Things

I love to stay in hotels. I let the wet towels stay on the floor, I don't make my bed and I ignore the overflowing trash cans. That's because I know that a wonderful maid will clean up my mess, and not give me any grief about it.

How To Make Highly Effective New Year Resolution


It’s New Year time and It is likely that at least one person will ask you what your resolutions are for the year ahead. Whether you like to make them or not, research has found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make […]. New Year Resolution Goal How To Make Highly Effective New Year's Resolution Jappreet Sethi Margie Warrell New Year Stop Playing Safe

Be More.I'm Talking to Myself


I''ve come to realize two important things over the last year. The first is that I enjoy blogging much more than I ever thought I would.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Communicating Human Capital Value to Shareholders and Stakeholders


Thursday, December 20, 2012 :00am. Communicating Human Capital Value to Shareholders and Stakeholders By Doug Ring. Do you have a data-driven, consistent approach to communicating human capital value to shareholders and stakeholders? If you answered no, you’re not alone.

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People Sourcing Certification Programme ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

I've had a long standing interest in the field of sourcing (finding people who might be a good fit in your organisation / role vs recruiting ? trying to get these same, but unknown people to send you their CVs), really ever since we

Happy Holidays!

Future of Work

As the old year ends and a new one emerges, this is a time for slowing down, putting the rush of business aside, and spending time in the here and now with family and friends. The best way to prepare for tomorrow is to live fully today, and every day.


Bullying Continues to Infect the Workplace

45 Things

Do you know anyone who has not been bullied? I sure don't. Even people I know who are bullies have told me about physical or emotional abuse they've experienced in their lives, which is often what led to them becoming bullies. They simply mimicked the behavior they were being shown.

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 Tips From Richard Branson On Starting A Successful Business


As LinkedIn is a business that started in a living room, much like Virgin began in a basement, I thought my first blog on the site should be about how to simply start a successful business. Here are five top tips I’ve picked up over the years 1. Listen more than you talk We have two ears […]. Success Success Strategies Business Jappreet Sethi Leadership LinkedIn Richard Branson Start Up Start up tips tips for Successful Business Tips from Richard Branson Virgin

First Time Guests


One of my favorite responsibilities is to address new staff members each month when they attend new employee orientation. I kick things off for the first hour and try to make it anything but normal.

Focused on Enterprise 2.0-Enabled HR? You are Already Behind


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 :00am. Focused on Enterprise 2.0-Enabled HR? You are Already Behind By Greg Belkin. Allow me to state the obvious: keeping up with the “next big thing” from a technology perspective is no easy task. I admit, however, I am absolutely obsessed with the chase.

Guest Post: 7 Essentials for the Virtual Recruiter ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Finding, identifying and employing skilled workers is one of the most overwhelming challenges organisations are faced with today. Competition for eligible individuals is continually growing, and thus resulting in confined pools

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.