June, 2015

Prevent Exit Interviews With Stay Interviews

HR Bartender

We haven’t thought about them for a while, but stay interviews might be making a comeback. They’re defined as structured interviews designed to learn the reasons that employees stay with a company or the conditions that might cause them to leave.

What Actually Makes a HiPo Employee High-Performing?

ClearCompany HRM

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t want a high performer , as long as they were amicable and weren’t too high maintenance. But what defines a HiPo? What makes them work better than everyone else?

A “Quick Start Guide” to Change Communication

HRchitect

Written by: Bill Buttimer. Do you want people to actually adopt your new technology? Imagine people effectively using the system that you’ve spent so much of your credibility, time, and money implementing. Fortunately, change communication doesn’t need to be an elaborate or painful process.

How TED Gets Your Workforce Talking

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone today announced a partnership with TED that brings curated TED Talks to Cornerstone clients and this has a lot of us really excited. TED Talks are a powerful learning tool because they not only provide learning on a vast array of subjects, they change how people think.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Infographic Thursday: The 10 Most Important Work Skills of the Future

Something Different

Check out this great infographic from NowSourcing highlighting the 10 most important work skills of the near future (and the changes driving them). As always, if you like this week’s infographic then follow the author on Twitter here. Happy Thursday, Rory.

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INTERVIEW: Dr. Ken Blanchard on Leadership and Management

HR Bartender

One of the classic questions we ask business people is something about the books they read. It might be “Tell me the one book every manager needs to have on their bookshelf.” Or “What’s the business book you’d take with you to a secluded island?” You get the point.

Why Employees Shouldn’t be On-Call 24/7

ClearCompany HRM

The Old Rules are dead, long live the new rules. Business magazine and website FastCompany recently highlighted how work is slowly encroaching into the off-hours of employees’ time.

Learning Management Systems and their effect on Hierarchical Organizations

HRchitect

Written by: Reggie Wilson. Over 45 years ago there was a wonderful book published that caused quite a stir entitled “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong” by Dr Laurence J. Peter. The author takes on the subject of Hierarchical Management and the often unseen consequences for employees.

42 Fictional Quotes to Help You Achieve Real Success

Cornerstone On Demand

A calligraphy class was Steve Jobs' muse; he sought to unite the elegance of ancient script with the functionality of a computer interface. When Ingvar Kampard had to remove a new table's legs to fit it into his car, the idea for Ikea was born.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Navigating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Ultimate Software

Healthcare reform is here, and more is coming soon. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicking into full swing, now is the time to ensure that your organization is 100% compliant and ready.

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Launch Bold Employee Retention Programs That Work: Avoid Copycat HR

Visier

Making drastic changes to talent programs without thinking through the outcomes is like introducing rabbits to the Australian ecosystem: both can bring a myriad of unintended consequences.

Employee Engagement Is At an 8-Year Low [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I’m not sure if the title of today’s post is a major surprise. We’ve been talking about employee engagement for quite some time. In fact, I’m concerned that the conversation has turned to noise. But regardless of what you call the term, engagement remains a key business issue.

5 Steps For Compensation Across Generations

ClearCompany HRM

People of all ages and from all generations spend their days working. From the very beginning stages of a career to the golden days nearing retirement, (most) people work for a living. They may work the same, but they’re at different steps in their lives.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Choosing the Proper Team Members

HRchitect

Written by: Michael Sischo. Once the Human Resources Capital Management software has been selected, there are numerous stages the project has to pass through before going live with the software.

The Value of Tracking Turnover—And How to Do It Right

Cornerstone On Demand

Turnover reports. Let's be honest—they're kind of boring. But, if you want to be a business that's responsive to employees and boasts a great company culture, you need to track your turnover. People in small business often say, “I don't need to track anything!

Trivia Crack and the Power of “First Guessing”

Ultimate Software

By Colin McLetchie. Colin is the Founder and President of Five Ways Forward, LLC , a leadership & life coaching and HR & Organizational Consulting Firm in Arlington, VA.

Leadership Wisdom from Dr. Ben Carson

UpstartHR

Last week I had the chance to see Dr. Ben Carson speak at an event. For clarity, this was a faith-based event, not a political one. I have seen the movie Gifted Hands twice (highly recommended!), and I was excited to hear some of his story in his own words.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

The Golden Rule of Giving a Great Presentation

HR Bartender

For many of us when we’re asked to do a presentation, we have to wear three hats: Developer – We have to put together the outline, references, resources, etc. We’re the developer of content. The good news is we’re also the subject matter expert. We know our stuff.

7 Predictions About the Future of Employer Branding

ClearCompany HRM

The misappropriation of employer branding responsibility has 41% professionals believing HR has a relatively passive role in the process. The same 41% said they believe HR is only consulted or informed about employer branding, but doesn’t play a principal role in the actual process.

Data alignment in an Analytical world

HRchitect

Written by: Ray Eaton. We all have heard the statement, “garbage in – garbage out.” This is especially important when working with data and analytics, and extracting data as databases have become much easier to use.

4 Ways HR Analytics Can Improve Workplace Diversity

Cornerstone On Demand

The U.S. has always been known as a melting pot; diversity is its strong suit. However, when it comes to corporate America, diversity has historically been lacking. Although 92 percent of U.S.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Counter-Offers: Know When to Hold’em or Fold’em

Visier

Marie, a sales director earning $120,000 per year, enters her manager’s office one day and announces that the firm down the street has offered her a position with a 10% salary increase.

A Few Thoughts on Pre-Hire Predictive Analytics

Something Different

<labs.sogeti.com> …So I recently came across an interesting press release from a firm called Talent Analytics. The release says that the Company can feed its cloud platform into your ATS/HRIS/LMS etc.,

Pre-Boarding: Bring High Tech and High Touch to Onboarding

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Xerox. For more than a half a century, Xerox has been a leader in document technology and services. Xerox Content Management Services helps organizations organize, classify and manage their most critical data. Enjoy the post!).

Making a Human Connection With HR Tech

ClearCompany HRM

Go to any HR conference and take a look around. You’ll see product after product for everything from proactive sourcing to employee engagement, from Applicant Tracking Systems to performance management.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.