May, 2014

ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development

Conversation Matters

ProQuest is an information company that connects people with vetted, reliable information, from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news.

One Simple Secret for Boosting Employee Satisfaction with Benefits

CheckPoint HR

As an employer, you offer your employees what you think is a robust and generous benefits package. But your employees.disagree. H ow do you make your employees more satisfied with the benefits you''re offering? The secret of employers who have employees raving about their benefits is simple: choice.

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Compensation Reigns as the King of Job Satisfaction


According to a new SHRM research report, Job Satisfaction and Engagement: The Road to Economic Recovery , employees are citing pay as the top contributor to their overall job satisfaction.

6 Worst Practices in Employee Engagement


Monday, May 19, 2014 :00am. 6 Worst Practices in Employee Engagement By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.].

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

New #SHRM Certification Raises More Questions Than It Answers (Update X 2)

True Faith HR

The big news from SHRM HQ on Monday was the announcement of the creation of a new certification program for HR professionals. While the SHRM online staff discuss the details of the competency program, it was unfortunately very short on details regarding a whole host of questions.

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Employee Engagement = 7 Ways to Help Employees Grow

David Zinger

Are you setting the stage to encourage employee growth? “I I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost. Reading Time = 1 minute and 28 seconds). I was looking at my Norfolk Island Pine reaching out with new spring growth. It made me think of employees in organizations.

3 Features to Look for in a Private Insurance Exchange

CheckPoint HR

Moving to a private exchange is a major benefits trend for employers this year - and it''s a trend that will remain attractive to 2015, 2016, and beyond.

A Case Study of Tasty Retention


Retention of your top talent can taste oh-so-sweet.but it requires determination. This was the point of an article, “ Keep Your Top Talent: The Return of Retention ,” published recently on SHRM''s website.

Four Benefits of Collaborative Learning and Leadership Development


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 :00am. Four Benefits of Collaborative Learning and Leadership Development By Kevin Grossman. The ability to learn on the job, much less be identified and developed for a future leadership position, can be difficult for employees, regardless of classification.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Stillbirth, #ReturnToZero, & Bereavement Leave

True Faith HR

One of the most challenging and difficult experiences any one must confront is the loss of a child through stillbirth. The hopes and aspirations that you and spouse had are dashed. And, the emotional devastation that follows can be difficult to handle.

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Video Highlights from Live Launch of Workday Recruiting and Workday 22


It''s been an exciting week for us here at Workday, and for our customers too.

A Career Link Round-Up

The Bamboo Project Blog

Some articles I''ve been bookmarking but just haven''t found the time to reflect on: . 10 Reasons You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014 - -A must-read! This pretty much sums up everything I''m seeing. .

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10 Private Exchange Features Important to Employers Like You [Stats]

CheckPoint HR

A recent study by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) found that 45% of employers have implemented or plan to consider a private exchange for active, full-time employees before 2018.

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Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Client Story: York College of Pennsylvania


Since opening its doors in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania has maintained a sterling reputation as a “center of affordable academic excellence.” But in 2010, after more than two centuries of distinction, the College decided that one thing needed to change: its performance review process.

Talent Development Mirror: A Software Platform Built Around People, not Processes


Friday, May 2, 2014 :00am. Talent Development Mirror : A Software Platform Built Around People, not Processes By Jeff Waldman. Today's guest blogger is Jeff Waldman Founder & Principal Strategist of Stratify & SocialHRCamp].

It’s Time to Redesign HR

Bersin with Deloitte

People love to write insulting articles about Human Resources. The most famous was "Why We Hate HR" from FastCompany in 2005. A recent one here in LinkedIn comes from Bernard Marr, who dislikes the title of the department and then talks about why we need "people analytics." " An article in the Wall Street Journal recently […]. HR Operating Model

Introducing Workday Recruiting


It’s here! After two years in the making, today we announced Workday Recruiting, which I wholeheartedly believe reinvents the recruiting experience. In this video, I share the inspiration behind our new offering, plus a brief tour of the application from the user perspective

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Two Projects to Support Entrepreneurship

The Bamboo Project Blog

Long-time readers know that I''m a HUGE proponent of developing multiple income streams as a strategy for career resilience.

ACA Update: When to Begin Tracking Employee Hours for Pay or Play

CheckPoint HR

In February, the IRS issued final regulations on the “pay or play” (also known as “employer shared responsibility”) rules. Under the final regulations, applicable large employers with fewer than 100 full-time or full-time equivalent employees will have until 2016 to comply with the pay or play rules.


Is Employee Motivation Increasingly Beyond Our Control?


When it comes to motivating employees, some employers feel a growing sense of helplessness. It stems from a body of research showing employees are less and less motivated by the traditional extrinsic rewards that employers control and dispense with relative ease—raises, bonuses, promotions, etc.

6 Ways To Integrate Video into Your HR Systems


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 :00am. 6 Ways To Integrate Video into Your HR Systems By Sarah Slapak. As we noted in a previous post, video is a powerful learning tool. That means it can be used to teach employees to interact with (and benefit from) our HR systems to a much greater degree.

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.

25 Sales Motivation Quotes for Your Sales Team


Not every day feels like a walk in the park for salespeople. Working hard and winning new customers feels incredible; but, when calls aren’t returned and end of quarter quotas seem out of reach, even the healthiest sales motivation can suffer. Am I just off my game? Why can’t I close a deal? That swaggering confidence can quickly turn into bad news for employee engagement, and nobody needs that! Sometimes all it takes to get sales motivation back on track is a little pep talk!

Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises

Bersin with Deloitte

Mid-markets characteristically run their businesses with a tight rein – sometimes with low margins and little tolerance for surprises – especially technical ones. For these smaller-budgeting companies, technology just has to work. And there are more small companies in the world than those of any other size (a few years ago, the average size of […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Talent & PM Providers

"How They Do It" Interview Series with Everyday Entrepreneurs--Melissa A. Rowe

The Bamboo Project Blog

Yesterday I posted about two projects I''m working on that promote entrepreneurship and developing multiple income streams as part of your career resilience strategy. .

How Are Employers Changing Their Health Plans This Year? [Data]

CheckPoint HR

According to a recent survey , almost all employers are continuing to offer health benefits. but most expect to make changes when their plan renewal comes around, mostly for the sake of cost savings.

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.