May, 2020

10 Productive Things to Do to Take Advantage of Home Quarantine

Take It Personel-ly

The world is in the midst of a major health crisis. With the number of COVID-19 cases constantly on the rise, it may seem like things are bound to get worse. However, it‘s important to know that you and every other person in the globe play a significant role in winning the fight against this […].

The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember. Fast forward to today, I still carry a notebook with me to jot down ideas. The good news is that I ran across some notes from a presentation about the future of HR that I want to share with you.

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9 Ways To Give Effective Employee Feedback

15Five

Employee feedback is an incredibly powerful tool. If offered properly, it has the ability to grow and develop the people of your organization, improve the levels of trust and communication, and strengthen bonds between employees and managers. But unfortunately, feedback is often ignored or omitted entirely in an effort to avoid discomfort. Here are nine tips to help managers and leaders give employee feedback that’s frequent, effective, and will help you get you the outcome you need.

How Do You Know When to Recognize or Reward Someone?

Engage2Excel

It's not always easy to determine what action deserves recognition or rewarding. Both need to be authentic and expressed in the correct manner. Roy Saunderson , Chief Learning Officer at our sister company, Rideau, shares his advice on how managers can know when it's appropriate to be effective and meaningful. Here, we share the blog he posted in March of this year. Recognition

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

4 Ways In Which Effective Team Building Boosts Employee Productivity and Retention

Get Hppy

Your roles and responsibilities as an employer increase the day a new talent joins your organization. Now you have one more employee, and you wish to make the most value out of this person’s skills. But before we go gaga about the “good” results, we must ensure a healthy work environment where this person can learn and utilize his/her maximum potential. That’s where team building plays a vital role.

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How to Avoid Layoffs: Cost-Cutting Strategies for Business

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

The world of work changed virtually overnight with the global spread of COVID-19.

10 Steps for Making a Successful Career Change After 40

The Muse

Read our career advice article, 10 Steps for Making a Successful Career Change After 40. Career Change

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Overcoming the Challenges of Online Recruiting During COVID-19

Ultimate Software

Are you worn out from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? Between your personal and your professional life, it’s likely taken a serious toll. From a business perspective, it has led to the interruption of most departments, from accounting and marketing to information technology and production. One of the greatest hits has been to HR because of the direct responsibility it has to and for employees. This has been a true test of the resilience and innovation of HR professionals the world over.

7 Predictions for the New (Ab)normal Workplace

Kazoo

As we begin to return to business as normal, everyone’s looking for workplace predictions and insights into the new future of work. Stephen Covey, author of mega-hit The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” ” For most of the world, that sentiment has never felt truer than right now. No one knows with 100% confidence how the novel coronavirus will change the future of our workplaces.

How to Hire More With Less: Build a Healthy Talent Pipeline on a Budget

It’s more important than ever for companies to find ways to reduce both the cost and the time to hire. As you start to rebuild your teams and grow your business, it is crucial to establish strategies for hiring top tech and sales talent with less money, regardless of whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise.

Research Shows That Newly Remote Employees Are Anxious?Here?s How You Can Help

15Five

Working from home has moved from a short-term diversion in our lives to a protracted period of life that, for many, is significantly challenging. Millions across the globe are having to cope with this major shift in the world of work. Recently, we conducted a national four-week study following a group of newly remote employees.

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4 Lessons We?ve Learned About Leading Remote Teams During A Pandemic

15Five

Within a blink of an eye, leaders all over the world have been forced to uproot their employees and shift them into fully remote teams. While this transition has been more difficult for some than others, many have learned that remote work does, in fact, work. . 15Five recently hosted a webinar with Zoom, VaynerMedia, and PagerDuty where their HR leaders shared what they’ve learned, developed, and deployed in their organizations to conserve high levels of employee engagement and productivity.

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Why Talent Sourcing is a Never-ending Job

Employment Metrix

If your company is such a great place to work, then why does talent sourcing continue to be an ongoing challenge? In a job market that was just flipped upside down—went from hard to source talent to not so much, but it could easily change again, and regardless of the job market, sourcing talent should never end. Technology and generational factors all play a part in attracting—and retaining—talent at your organization. Here are some possible recruiting blind spots your team may not be aware of.

How to source top software development candidates during and after COVID-19

Workable

With 38 million job claims in the US in the past nine weeks, it would seem as though the COVID-19 pandemic has erased all the job growth from the end of the Great Recession until now. However, while the sheer number and scale of the economic toll is catastrophic, the situation is a bit more nuanced than that. In reality, while the labor market is certainly shrinking, jobs and opportunities are also shifting.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How Mindfulness & Productivity Are Connected

Take It Personel-ly

The art of slowing down is picking up traction in workplaces across the country. While it may sound counterintuitive to start, studies show that practicing mindfulness will make you more productive. If your to-do list has you wondering when you’ll find time to breathe, then that’s likely the very first thing you need to do: […].

So Many Zoom Calls, Never Enough Backgrounds

marenated HR

Are you using Zoom to hold meetings and hang out with your friends and reminisce about what it was like to have human interaction? Yeah, us too. And so is everyone else, apparently! Zoom shares are up 40% ! We’re all using Zoom, Zoom is great. We love our Zoom overlords! But we also know that video calls can be exhausting , and — sorry, boss — kinda boring. And then there’s the matter of letting your friends and coworkers see what your Quarantine House looks like.

Courageous and Innovative Acts of Humanity and Service

Ultimate Software

Putting people first and doing the right thing are the guiding principles that our company was built on. Even during difficult times, Ultimate Software has remained committed to those principles —and we’re not the only ones. Businesses and individuals far and wide have stepped up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and are committing to serving people against all odds. Here are just a few of those stories from some of Ultimate’s amazing customers. Protolabs.

The Future of Work after COVID: Turning Crisis into Positive Change

Ultimate Software

In approximately 60-some days, nearly every organization has completely reimagined how they are managing workforce operations and their bottom lines. As the dust begins to settle and both employers and employees gain confidence in current routines, it’s time for business leaders to look forward.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

You're Employed and Confident, Awesome - But Stay Lean, My Friends.

The HR Capitalist

If you watched the NFL Draft because you were starved for sports, you saw an unusual event. Due to COVID, the entire draft was held virtually, which means we got to peak in the homes of drafted players, coaches and executives. And yes, that means you got to peak in the home of Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Yes, he spells his name that way. Yes, his home is fabulous. Yes, those are designer shoes with no socks while other coaches shown had dip cups and sneakers.

Dear ReWorker: Some of My Employees Don’t Want to Return to Work—What Should I Do?

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Dear ReWorker, We’ve been given the go-ahead from the government to re-open our business. The only problem is that the employees don’t want to come back. The hourly staff is making more on unemployment than they do working, and the exempt staff has been working from home and aren’t thrilled about returning to the office. Is there anything I can do to get our staff to come back? Sincerely, Flying Solo Dear Flying Solo, First off, know that many other HR professionals are in a similar situation.

The True Value of Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workplace

15Five

In today’s business world, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are often treated as buzzwords that often amount to little more than a mandatory annual training. But the reality is, when you make DEI a priority, every facet of your organization benefits, including the bottom line.

Podcast: Navigating Employee Burnout in a COVID-19 World

DecisionWise

Has living in a COVID-19 world left you or your team with emotional exhaustion, a reduced sense of personal accomplishment, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, or a sense of ineffectiveness? On this episode of the Engaging People Podcast , we’re joined by DecisionWise President, Matt Wride, and Senior Consultants, Charles Rogel and Spencer Taylor. As champions of caring leadership, they share 10 questions that we use to measure employee burnout and workload.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How can you optimize recovery through a smart talent-acquisition strategy?

Engage2Excel

All organizations today are preoccupied with two paramount objectives: keeping employees and their families safe and maintaining business operations during the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Although the death toll and economic consequences of the crisis have been devastating, business leaders must now balance workplace and public safety with financial accountability.

A New Way of Working: The Lifework Journey

Ultimate Software

In this extraordinary period of disruption and uncertainty leading to radical shifts in working models—and, in some cases, unemployment—managers and HR leaders need to take a moment to revisit traditional employee hire-to-retire lifecycle ideas to better understand their people, and focus on what is most important to them. Despite efforts for more than a decade to enhance employee engagement, many people still find their jobs dissatisfying and their career trajectories ambiguous.

There Are Six "Manager of People" Brands - Which One Are You?

The HR Capitalist

Any manager of people has a lot on their plate. After all, a general pre-requisite to getting your first manager job is being a great individual contributor. Then, at some point in your first month in your new manager role, you realize the reality – you still have a bunch to do on your own as well as managing your new team. Just because you're a manager doesn’t mean you stop cranking out individual contributor greatness.

Tips on Improving Employee Morale as an HR Manager

Get Hppy

The HR team and HR manager seem to have mixed levels of authority from one company to the next. In some companies they are the black hand, the iron fist, and the final resting place of meek and low profile employees. HR has become synonymous with notions of people getting fired for fat-shaming a dog and committee meetings on how one should address the metro-sexual woman in the room.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The 5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Employees Every Week

15Five

What makes a great coach? . This age-old question has generated many different theories over the years; even researchers have joined the conversation and taken their shot at solving it. Although there isn’t one single trait that makes an effective manager, one common skill shared among them is mastery in the art of asking questions.

White Paper: The Manager’s Guide to Winning with the Employee Experience

DecisionWise

The Manager's Guide to. Winning with the Employee Experience. “Engagement is a fundamental human need. It is a power that resides in most people, waiting to be unlocked. People want to be engaged in what they do. If employers build the foundation, employees will do the rest.” ” -ENGAGEMENT MAGIC In this guide, we walk through solid concepts for manager’s to create a winning experience for their employees. You will learn how to: Engage employees in times of chaos.

Are You Ready to Reopen? 16 questions and 33 resources to consider in creating your “returning to work” playbook

Engage2Excel

As companies across the U.S. begin to reopen, business leaders face unprecedented challenges in developing strategies for safely reopening workplaces. Safety guidelines differ from state to state, and a lack of federal rules for keeping employees safe places the onus on companies to determine what is best for their employees. Building Your playbook: Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, countless articles have shown that no playbook exists for business leaders in dealing with this crisis.