May, 2018

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Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

15Five

Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ? Perhaps you’ve tried to create a fun and satisfying environment, with activities like foosball and ping pong or by offering free lunches and snacks. But if you haven’t found success, it may be because those perks focus more on downtime, rather than creating a productive work environment.

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Study: 90% of employees who take regular lunch breaks are more productive

HR Morning

Hard-working employees who skip lunch breaks can benefit employers in the meantime, but could come back to haunt them in the long run. . While it’s common for many employees to work through lunch, a recent study by Tork highlights the importance of employees taking lunch breaks away from their desks. When workers quickly shovel food down, all while not taking their eyes off their work, it’s only a matter of time until the burnout sets in.

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Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work

Reflektive

Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. We must know how we’re performing at our jobs in order to continuously improve and keep our organization moving forward. At one point, we all used benchmarks: From childhood through higher education, we had clear grades presented to us multiple times a year to let us know exactly where we stood in comparison to a mandated rubric.

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my coworker has started faking a British accent

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: So this question is … more just truly bizarre than anything. But recently, a coworker of mine has decided she is now British and has been regularly slipping into a thick British accent — very Madonna-esque. On one hand, I guess live your life. On the other hand, OH MY GOD, WHAT? It’s truly impossible not to notice and has been gradually noticed by hordes of people within the office at this point, yet nobody really knows how to even begin processing this new informati

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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The Hidden Art of Becoming a Samurai Listener

HR Daily Advisor

We tend to treat the ability to listen well as a soft skill, or something with which you are born or otherwise mysteriously acquire. But it can be the crux trait for advancing your career. If you put the art of communication in business settings into the context of reading an opponent in the martial arts, you’ll recognize how listening effectively gives you an ability to sense opportunity and distinguish it from danger.

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Employee Engagement and Commitment Are Not the Same Thing

HR Bartender

As recruiting remains a challenge, I believe organizations will focus their resources toward making sure that they can keep the employees they have. Just like it’s easier to retain a customer (versus getting a new one), organizations will realize the same about employees. . So retention will be a priority for companies, which means employee engagement will be a priority as well.

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. What Amazon’s Board Was Getting Wrong About Diversity and Hiring — by Stefanie K.

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The True Value of HR Technology

Reflektive

When considering any new technology, you need to be certain that the benefits outweigh the costs. Especially when you need to show the C-suite that a new system will add serious value to the business. Human resources technology can include payroll, performance management , talent acquisition, people analytics, and more. Let’s dig in and see why the benefits of HR technology are worth the investment.

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How To Prepare Your Employees For The Unknown Future Of Work

15Five

Depending on which article you pick up about the future of work , you may find yourself either stress hyperventilating or settling back in your chair with a false sense of security. But neither approach will help you and your employees prepare for the rollercoaster shift in work that is underway due to significant changes in technology. But there is hope.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Should You Offer Summer Fridays to Your Employees?

Justworks

Summer Fridays are a relatively small gesture that can make a tremendous impact on employee happiness. What exactly is a Summer Friday? Well, it depends. Offering summer hours is a business policy where companies give paid time off, typically on Fridays that occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day, in addition to employees' regularly allotted paid time off.

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Designing an Impactful Employee Learning Experience

Everwise

Organizations of all sizes are seeing a greater need for learning and development (L&D). According to the 2017 Training Industry Report , spending on training climbed nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. And with good reason, L&D programs help support critical business objectives, from top-line growth to ongoing employee development.

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Candidate Experience: It Includes Job Interviews

HR Bartender

You guys know that we’re experiencing a candidate-driven job market. This means that the conversations we’ve been having about employment branding, realistic job previews, and the candidate experience are significant to our future recruitment efforts. As much as we might be tempted to label the term “candidate experience” a buzzword, we have to resist the urge.

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. How to Extend Company Culture to a Remote Workforce — by Ryan Jenkins. 2. Google's former HR exec has a new startup — and he says technical skills alone aren't enough to get hired — by Shana Lebowitz. 3.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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How to Bridge the Growth Divide for More Business and Employee Success

Reflektive

The Reflektive and Wakefield Research webinar on May 8th about the Growth Divide study and insights was a hit with 96% of attendees scoring it a 4 or 5. We appreciate this feedback and suggest you tune into the webinar, now on demand. The webinar covers a new study and trend we’re calling the Growth Divide. In your business environment, there are many opportunities to bridge the Growth Divide gap to support innovation, go-to-market, and customer experiences and success.

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Why Internal Communications is the Center of Any Successful Organization

Hppy

Employees are the center of every organization’s success, but zoom in a little closer and you will see the unsung heroes, the employee communicators that keep the circle intact. Real Talk: Internal communications is the most valuable position in a company. Why? Well, let’s look at how information and experiences travel through an organization. For a company to grow its circle of influence, it must start at the core, and at that core are your employees.

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Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?

Trish McFarlane

In a time when well-being discussions are on the lips of a growing number of business leaders, there are also more mentions of the negative impact of the faster pace of the workplace on employees. I addressed part of this when I wrote about avoiding burnout at work , and today I’m thinking about a different impact that comes from the unrealistic expectations of many organizations’ executives.

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Listen: How to Redirect Emotional Waste in the Workplace

WorkHuman

By Sarah Payne —. Is workplace drama an inevitable part of doing business? Cy Wakeman, WorkHuman 2018 speaker and president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership , argues there’s a better way. Cy started her career as a marriage and family therapist. She took what she learned about human behavior and psychology and now helps organizations improve the way they manage and motivate their people.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About GDPR

HR Bartender

No matter where you are, you’ve probably seen some mention of the General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR). The aim of the GDPR is to protect all European Union (EU) citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. It’s an extension of a 1995 law from a time when, I think we’d all agree, technology was vastly different.

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There Is Now A Job For Everyone Who Wants One: What Does This Mean?

Josh Bersin

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that there are now as many job openings as their are unemployed Americans (6.6 million). In many ways this is an amazing feat, one which would seem. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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8 Twitter Accounts That All HR Leaders Should Be Following

Reflektive

Twitter is a wonderful resource for HR professionals, but it can also be a challenging environment to navigate. From hashtags, to accounts, to lists, to moments, there are so many different ways to keep up with trending news that it can be difficult to figure out who to follow. Here are eight accounts that we think all HR leaders should be following to get a well rounded glimpse of what’s happening in the world of human resources.

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What Role Does Mentoring Play In Employee Well-Being?

Hppy

Our well-being is something that we most often overlook. We allow our environment to dictate what our day is going to look like and how we are going to feel. How we feel can change as our environment changes. How we manage that is something that we do have control over. This morning, for example, we were dealing with some turmoil in a work environment that could have exploded into something far worse.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Employee relationships in the workplace policy

Workable

Customize this workplace romance policy based on your company’s attitude toward employee dating. Add or delete parts to communicate applicable rules regarding romantic relationships in the workplace and preserve harmony and fairness among all employees. The post Employee relationships in the workplace policy appeared first on Recruiting Resources: How to Recruit and Hire Better.

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9 Employee Value Proposition Examples When Creating Your EVP

Workology

At its heart, an employee value proposition (EVP) is the unique set of benefits an employee receives in return for the skills, capabilities and experience they bring to a company. An EVP is about defining the essence of your company—how it is unique and what it stands for. An EVP describes the mix of characteristics, […] Source.

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Accomplish Your Recruiting Goals: Think Like a Marketer

HR Bartender

We all know recruiting is tough right now. No need to belabor the point. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. We need to! We should focus our attention on finding solutions that will fill our talent pipeline. Today, I want to share a new model that might provide some creative inspiration towards those solutions. And a technology product that can make implementing it easy.

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.9% – Hottest War For Talent We’ve Seen in 50 Years

Josh Bersin

Today the US unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. I cannot overstate how important this is as we consider recruitment, training, and HR strategies. The work we do in recruiting, employment. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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60 Benefits of a Recruitment Software

TalentLyft

Recruitment Software is designed to automate, streamline and fasten the recruitment. But how exactly can a Recruitment Software improve your whole recruiting process? Here is the list of 60 benefits of a Recruitment Software. Read More.

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How (not) to Engage Millennials

Hppy

The young prince had grown weary of the jester – his jokes fell flat, his singing was out of tune and his attempts at acrobatics were dismal. “Perhaps you’d be funnier without your head,” admonished the monarch, “I can easily find a replacement for you.”. The same challenge as the jester befalls HR managers – how do we engage millennials?

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The most common recruiting challenges and how to overcome them

Workable

If you had to name one thing as your biggest hiring headache, what would it be? It’s true that your answers might vary depending on the size of the company you work with or the type of roles you’re hiring. But, most recruiters would gravitate to a few common recruiting challenges. Here are the 8 common recruiting challenges we hear most often, and solutions to overcome them to make your hiring more effective: 1.