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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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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Instagram

HR Bartender

The next post in our “5-Day Plan” series focuses on Instagram. If you haven’t checked out the other posts in our series, you can find them here: Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter. Your 5-Day Plan to Learning LinkedIn. Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest.

The Problem With Middle Management

ClearCompany HRM

'“If you want a recipe for disaster, just follow in the footsteps of many businesses today: As organizations are getting flatter and pushing responsibility down the ladder onto middle managers, those middle managers are not receiving the leadership development training they need to handle these responsibilities.” - Peter Walsh , Head of Global Marketing, Harvard Business School Publishing. Walsh couldn’t have said it better. Middle management serves as the liaison between the employee base and the senior leadership. Increasingly, middle managers hold more responsibilities than they have before. What does that mean for the organization? Contrary to common sense, this rung in the hierarchy of professional development is severely lacking in training for many companies. Management'

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.

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.

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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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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The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

By now, we realize social media isn’t going away. In fact, quite the opposite – new social media sites are popping up every day. It’s a challenge to keep current…or even learn the full capabilities of the platform.

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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.

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.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Restaurant Skills (Hint: They Last a Lifetime)

UpstartHR

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of upstartHR. Over the past few months we have discussed restaurant skills and the impact they can have on someone’s long-term career options.

Your Next "Aha!" Is the Beginning, Not the End

All Things Workplace

(Re-issued by request). How many times have you studied, thought, worked, conversed, or meditated in order to reach an "Aha!" moment? It seems to me that we have a tendency to treat "Ahas!" as if they are a result.

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. Examples are the Ultimate Software Connections Conference , KronosWorks Conference , and the SilkRoad Connections Conference.

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.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.