June, 2014

Using Hiring Software to Find Temporary Help

ExactHire HR Trends

Finding temporary help can be difficult in any business, but the need to do it can happen in all industries, at any size of company. This currently hits home for myself as I will be on maternity leave in the near future. Don’t worry, I will try to keep up the blogs for my loyal followers, haha!)

"How They Do It" Entrepreneur Interview with Dhairya Pujara, Founder/CEO of Y-Center

The Bamboo Project Blog

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do another in my ongoing series of interviews with everyday entrepreneurs called "How They Do It."

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Employee Appreciation Day: 5 Ideas to Make it Worthwhile


“Employee Appreciation Day” —like any manufactured holiday, it’s one that elicits many feelings from your employees. Some will groan, “Not another plaque with our names on it. Please.” Some wait all year and cry out in glee upon its arrival, “Yes!

Employee Recognition Should Be Pervasive


Sixty percent of best-in-class organizations consider employee recognition extremely valuable in driving individual performance. This statement comes from the Aberdeen Group’s recent report, “ The Power of Employee Recognition. ”

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.

Top 8 Private Exchange Features Important to the Consumer & Shopping Experience

CheckPoint HR

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How you create a Superhero analytics team

All about Human Capital

Analytics is not easy. Or to be clear; getting the most business value from your data is not easy. There is so much to get right before you can unlock the hidden gems which are unquestionable lying deep inside your databases.

An Execution Framework for Achieving Ambitious Goals


3 essentials for high cadence, high impact execution. While annual planning and performance reviews are very structured processes, most organizations don’t have structured models for managing execution and goal achievement between plan and review.

Are Trends Converging to (Finally) End Merit Pay?

Compensation Force

There are a number of movements afoot in the world of work that promise to impact the way we pay people. Two in particular may well converge to provide the final straw that breaks the back of merit pay. Let''s begin with Exhibit 1: The "Open Salaries" Movement. Pay transparency is coming.

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Stress Test: What Are You Doing To Combat the Number One Workforce Risk?


A 2014 study by Monster found that nearly half of the U.S. workers they surveyed left a job due to an overly stressful environment, according to a worrisome article on TLNT.com.

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!

McKee Foods’ Mark Newsome: Workday Recruiting will ‘Answer the Questions’


One of the best things about my job is spending time with our customers—some who have been with Workday since the early days. Mark Newsome, director of corporate human resources at McKee Foods, is one of these folks.

Optimizing Your Blended Workforce


Monday, June 16, 2014 :00am. Optimizing Your Blended Workforce By Sharlyn Lauby. Today’s guest post comes from Sharlyn Lauby, Founder of HRBartender.]. There’s a discussion happening in the talent space right now about who owns the overall strategy for talent.

The Real Reason You Aren't Making That Career Transition

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''ve been doing a lot of work lately with people who are changing their identity. They are moving from being dutiful employees who followed the rules and did what their employers wanted them to, into self-employment where they are the boss and there are no clear rules or a supervisor to please.

The Difference Between Dreamers and Doers


4 techniques that separate doers and achievers from dreamers. In many ways, setting goals is similar to dreaming of success – goals are desired outcomes. But achieving goals (and with them, success) is infinitely harder and more complex.


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.

Sign-On and Retention Bonuses Reach All-Time High

Compensation Force

The use of sign-on and retention bonuses appears to be at an all-time high, according to a recently released WorldatWork survey on Bonus Programs and Practices. The research, which highlights the practices of 713 organizational participants, is the fifth iteration of a series that dates back to 2001.

Do You Know Who Your "Top Guns" Are?


Not long ago, the TLNT website posted an article titled, “ Just What Really Is ‘Top Talent,’ Anyway? ” As the author, Crystal Spraggins, noted, the answer to that question is somewhat subjective and depends on an organization’s particular needs, leadership and culture. “To

3 Times it Pays to have Integrated Benefits and Payroll Systems

CheckPoint HR

Midway through 2014, integrated HR technology remains a trending topic for HR practitioners and organizations looking to streamline operations and save on administrative costs. Integration starts with payroll – the big data-keeper for your organization.

Social Engagement Tools Empower Compensation Managers to Interactively Engage Employees


Thursday, June 5, 2014 :00am. Social Engagement Tools Empower Compensation Managers to Interactively Engage Employees By Joe Sansone. Lets face it: compensation management is not exactly the sexiest of topics these days within most organizations.

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

Are You Willfully Ignoring the Future of Your Organization?


Guest blog post by Rebecca Rodskog, a workforce crusader and the Founder of FutureLeaderNow, LLC. “If If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”. Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

How Much Testing is OK?

Criteria Corp

In the social media age, when a company’s employment brand is more important than ever, it’s a great idea for companies to always keep the issue of candidate perception in mind when implementing pre-employment testing.

The One Career Assessment You Need To Take RIGHT NOW!

The Bamboo Project Blog

No matter where you''re at in your career trajectory, stop what you''re doing right now and ask yourself these 10 question. Can you answer a resounding "yes" to all of these statements? ( h/t to The Muse for the link ) .

Are You Nurturing Universal Accountability?


If you’re familiar with Reviewsnap you know we’ve enthusiastically championed performance appraisals for nearly 20 years. In our view, performance appraisals are essential to the steady growth and development of your workforce.

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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.

3 Ways to Approach Pay or Play

CheckPoint HR

With 2014 well under way, many employers are looking forward to 2015 and considering their approach of employer shared responsibility penalties. Employers need to decide whether or not they will sponsor health coverage that complies with the Affordable Care Act.

How Everyone Anywhere Wins with Social Collaboration


Monday, June 2, 2014 :00am. How Everyone Anywhere Wins with Social Collaboration By Carl Rogers. Today’s modern corporation has several scattered locations across a country, and in many cases across several countries. Read More » read more


The Difference Between Getting Things Done and Having a Meaningful Impact


5 Career Velocity Strategies. There is a lot of discussion about productivity, but I’ve always preferred the term velocity. I’ve found that my velocity to goal determines my career velocity.

What is Strategic Engagement?


Strategy without an engaged workforce has no momentum. Engagement without strategy has momentum with nowhere to go. Most organizations have come to recognize the value of employee engagement. Engaged employees are more loyal and productive. However, not all engagement is created equal.

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.