January, 2015

Corporate Culture Must Enable Organizational Success

HR Bartender

I think we all understand the importance of corporate culture. But do we understand the purpose? That was another big takeaway during the 2014 Great Place to Work conference. Culture must serve a purpose. And that purpose must translate into organizational success.

3 Ways To Engage Each Age Group At Work

ClearCompany HRM

What group of professionals based on generational age do you think is the most engaged in the workplace? If you guessed the very young and the older age groups, you were right. A recent survey by Quantam Workplace identified the most and least engaged groups in the workplace based on age.

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation Z

Cornerstone On Demand

For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, I have some disturbing news. Generation Z is already knocking on HR’s doorstep. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings and all ages in-between seeking employment. This is unprecedented.

Why Peer Relationships Matter at Work

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Peers see and understand more of their colleagues’ contributions, enabling them to offer more support. Work/life balance is a myth. I could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more easily than it did 20 or even 10 years ago.

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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.

Strategic HRM (HR Carnival)

UpstartHR

This week I’m hosting the Strategic HCM themed HR Carnival. For those of you that might be new, the HR Carnival is a series of links to blogs around the world that are gathered together for a single post. Sometimes there is a theme, and sometimes it’s wide open in terms of topics.

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How to Negotiate Your Next Salary – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Asking for money is a very difficult thing. Especially when we’re asking for ourselves (versus asking for one of our employees). I’m always more comfortable presenting the case to give a member of my team a pay increase. But me? Fuhgeddaboudit. Learning the art of salary negotiation is important.

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Nobody Puts Onboarding in a Corner

ClearCompany HRM

Within the first six months of a new job, 86% of employees decide whether they’d like to stay or search for a different job.

Why Matching Millennials with Boomers Might Save Tomorrow's Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Retirement, once the end goal for workers, has a different meaning today. People want to keep working — both because they can and because they need financial security through increasingly longer lifespans.

Social Capital: What It Is & Why Your Employees Need It

WorkHuman

Would it surprise you if I told you your company will fail without social networking? It’s absolutely true though. It will. Of course, when I am talking about social networking I’m not referring to Facebook or LinkedIn. I’m talking about interpersonal connections and relationships.

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.

Leadership Reading List-Why Every Book is Different

UpstartHR

What’s on your leadership reading list? No thanks, I read a book on leadership already. What else do you recommend? Someone dropped that comment in a conversation recently, and I wanted to take some time today to dispel this notion about leadership books, courses, content, etc. The concept?

Four Ways You Can Impact Learning

All Things Workplace

More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?". If they don''t like the answer they may keep looking. For leaders, managers, and heads of projects, helping people learn is a critical contribution to individual and organizational success.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Internet of Things”

HR Bartender

There’s a (relatively) new term out there folks. It’s called “the Internet of Things” (abbreviated IoT) and the definition is a bit complicated. The best one I’ve found so far is from Techopedia.

The Problem With Middle Management

ClearCompany HRM

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.

6 Crazy Interview Questions CEOs Swear By

Cornerstone On Demand

Google has gained a reputation for asking open-ended, seemingly nonsensical interview questions ( “How many cows are in Canada?” ” ) that have no correct answer. They want to watch a candidate work his or her way through a problem.

Gamification in HR – Should You Try It?

CultureIQ

Gamification is a rising trend in the human resources space. After a Gallup study revealed that 70% of American workers are disengaged at work , everyone is looking for innovative ways to get that number down. Gamification in HR is one of the techniques leaders are exploring.

How to Study for the SPHR Exam

UpstartHR

I like giving advice based on experience, not opinion. When people previously asked me how to study for the SPHR exam, I’ve had to give them my opinion based on what I understood.

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360 Feedback: All About the Conversations That Follow

All Things Workplace

Finding out "how we''re doing" is an important part of life, on and off the job. 360 degree feedback tools can be especially helpful when you want to know how you are doing in relation to your boss, your direct reports, and peers in the organization. I like 360''s because they: 1.

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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.

Boring Work Is Often Absolutely Essential

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I published a post on “ Everything HR Needs to Know about ‘the Cloud’ ” and also posted it on the HR Bartender Facebook page. I was a little surprised when someone commented, “Boring!” Actually, the comment was “Borrrrrinngggg… ” but let’s not dwell on that.)

Climbing the Dawn Wall: 3 Lessons on Pursuing Organizational Goals

ClearCompany HRM

This week, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made history when they completed the first successful free ascent of. the hardest climb in the world , the Dawn Wall route in Yosemite.

How Wearable Sensors Measure Employee Happiness and Productivity

Cornerstone On Demand

When Bank of America discovered a disparity in its call center productivity, it tried a novel problem-solving approach: outfitting employees with personal sensors.

5 Creative Ways to Use Employee Surveys

CultureIQ

Employee surveys don’t need to be long and comprehensive to provide value. Take the guesswork out of decisions by leveraging feedback through short and frequent employee surveys.

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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.

How to Pass the SPHR Exam the First Time

UpstartHR

If the title doesn’t give it away, I don’t know what will. Last week I took, and passed, the SPHR exam. Today I’m going to talk about the actual testing process and offer some guidance for those taking the exam in the next few weeks.

Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

The People Equation

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business.

Is Your Company Ready to Compete for Talent

HR Bartender

Over the past couple years, we’ve been talking about employee engagement, war for talent , and retention. These issues are important and businesses need to pay attention. But there’s one more issue that I want to point out. It’s connected to all three of these issues.

5 Traits That “Great Place to Work” Employers Have

ClearCompany HRM

Building and maintaining an effective employer brand requires striking a balance between what’s good for the organization and what’s good for the organization’s people. There is a sweet spot in there; it can be hard to find, but it’s there, I promise.

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.