February, 2015

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking About Your Salary

HR Bartender

I’ve received a few notes and comments after publishing “ How to Negotiate Your Next Salary ”. Instead of dealing with each situation individually, I thought it might be beneficial to discuss some overall do’s and don’ts when it comes to talking about pay.

Less is More: 4 Reasons Paperless Onboarding is Better

ClearCompany HRM

A new hire’s first day on the job is rarely filled with work. Legal documents and company onboarding take precedence over regular day-to-day work. Quality onboarding is essential to the success of a new hire, so to undervalue this process is faulty on the part of the organization.

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3 Ways the "Gig Economy" Can Improve Your Talent Pool

Cornerstone On Demand

A growing number of Americans are ditching full-time employment in favor of short-term projects and side jobs, where they can pursue their passions, determine their own schedules and essentially be their own bosses.

HR Project Management: The Ultimate Guide

UpstartHR

HR Project Management Skills are Powerful Tools–Do You Have Them? When you look at a list of key HR competencies, one thing that often is lacking is a good set of project management skills.

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.

The HR Fortuneteller Myth: 3 Ways Your Boss Doesn’t “Get” Predictive Analytics

Visier

“Some people think emotionally more often than they think politically. Some think politically more often than they think rationally. Others never think rationally about anything at all.”.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this note from a reader recently. I don’t know about you, but this reader seems to bit at their wit’s end. . Some of us have had our positions downgraded by a colleague who (in our opinion) shouldn’t even be doing our performance reviews because he has no idea what our roles are!

Organizational Values from Onboarding to Walking Out the Door

ClearCompany HRM

New employees can bring a slew of new ideas to the table. Integrating the best of these ideas into the company’s processes can only happen after the new employee fully understands the culture and values within the organization.

The Secret to Work-Life Balance: Focusing on Results

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This week, we illustrated three ways flextime can transform the workday. Here, Cali Ressler, co-author of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and founder of the ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment) platform, explains why employee flexibility must be coupled with accountability.

How to Learn HR for Free: A Practical Guide

UpstartHR

Recently on LinkedIn I saw someone asking how to learn HR. Specifically he was trying to learn compensation when he didn’t have a background/foundation in the topic.

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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!

Linking Employee Engagement and Customer Satisfaction

CultureIQ

A company is doing something right if both their employees and customers are happy, but what is the connection between the two? And what does it look like in your organization? Happy Employees = Happy Customers. It’s not just speculation, these two elements really are deeply connected.

What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated. Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we live in today.

How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’ve written before about working with people you don’t like. Here’s a similar situation. A co-worker that grates on your very last nerve. We have a person in our office who does her job well, but makes a lot of annoying noises. She clears her throat constantly, very loudly.

Talent Management: Sustaining Performance [Part 2]

ClearCompany HRM

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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.

How Decisions Get Made in Organizations Without Hierarchies

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine working at a company where there is no CEO. You don't have a job title or description, or a manager to whom you report. Instead, you occupy "roles" which require executing specific tasks.

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How ConAgra Foods Drove HR Transformation With Analytics-Driven Planning

Visier

When a company acquires another business, bringing the two workforces together is the single most challenging undertaking of the entire project. This is a lesson I learned during my tenure as a senior executive at Business Objects and Symantec, where I led several strategic acquisitions.

6 Truths about Training and Development

The People Equation

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees.

How to Avoid Accidentally Sending Emails

UpstartHR

Did I really just send that? Let me check my sent items. Yes, I did. Aaaggghhhhhh. Maybe they won’t see it. Who am I kidding? They are looking at it right now. Sigh.

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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

Companies Are Not Prepared for Aging Workers

HR Bartender

According to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management , companies are not prepared for dealing with an aging workforce. Only one-third of companies are actually examining their policies and practices to address this issue.

Managing Up and Managing Down with Goal Transparency in Mind

ClearCompany HRM

“From giant companies with multiple levels of corporate hierarchy to small startups just implementing a scalable culture, the transparency question lingers large. It’s hard to know what the best form of transparency is, and when your company is stepping over the privacy line.

Why Applicant Tracking Systems Need a Human Touch

Cornerstone On Demand

“Thank you for submitting your application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we'll contact you. Otherwise, we'll keep your resume on file for 12 months.” ” If your company has an online application system, every applicant receives an email like the above.

Finding the Right HR Datafication Solution: The 5 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask

Visier

Remember what purchasing your first home felt like? There were so many things to consider that it was difficult to determine which factors were important and which were not. You probably also realized that this was a fairly significant commitment and you did not have much room for error.

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.

Core Values Leads to Increased Engagement Resulting in Bottom-line Results

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Whatever underpins your company’s culture will impact your company’s success. Building a strong foundation on your core values is proven to increase employee engagement.

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Running, Calories, and Manager Communication

UpstartHR

If you’ve followed for a while you know I enjoy running (I’m on MapMyRun , if you’d like to connect!) I’m also a bit of a nutrition nut due to a high school stint in wrestling , several years of running marathon distances and longer, and generally being a nerd.

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Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Facebook

HR Bartender

In this series about developing learning plans for social media, we’ve covered Twitter , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Instagram , and Google +. Our last installment is about Facebook. I intentionally saved Facebook for last. Of all the platforms, I believe Facebook is considered the most personal.

Sometimes Superstars Don’t Make a Super Team

ClearCompany HRM

A-players are coveted employees for every organization. While they tend to have exceedingly impressive records, (i.e., employment history, successful projects, high-level training program participation) individual performance is not necessarily an indication of team success.

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.