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Goal Setting Works. But Avoid Those Goals Gone Wild.


Helping employees set achievable performance goals delivers substantial benefits. Goal setting helps employees prioritize their work and focus their day-to-day efforts effectively. It lets them know exactly what they’ll be measured on (in part) during performance reviews. It can facilitate their communication and interaction with managers. And it shows them how important their personal contributions are to department, functional and overall company targets.

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Workday Rising Europe: Welcoming New Citizens to the Cloud


Today we are hosting the first Workday Rising Europe in London, designed specifically for our customers in Europe. This event will also benefit others wanting to learn more about Workday from our team members and customers. It’s also my first Workday Rising! Having heard about these legendary customer events in the U.S., I know our London gathering will be a great one.

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5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees


It has happened again. One of your employees is making life difficult for the rest of the department. The discontent has become a major distraction for your team, causing a dramatic decrease in their productivity. Managers need to understand that a negative employee is not just a problem between them and that employee. The air of dissent affects everyone who’s around it. Even though dealing with “problem employees” isn’t a favorite task for most managers, it’s part of the job.

Employee Time Off – Things To Consider


When did ‘time off’ change so dramatically? It used to be called holidays, and sickies for pretty much anything else! Nowadays we have sabbaticals, jury service, dependent leave, flexible working and much more. Long gone are the days of stay-at-home mums and men only in the workplace, in fact quite the reverse can now be true. Today there is a much wider acceptance in the workplace of family life generally and an understanding that people do actually have.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke

Future of Work

I’m sure you are on the lookout for silly emails and headlines every April 1 – I am reasonably certain that April Fool’s Day is celebrated almost everywhere around the world. But my message today is deadly serious. The future is going to happen, whether you are ready for it or not. The only question about the future you have to face (and we all face it every day) is whether you are ready for it.

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What If Your CEO Left Today?


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 :00am. What If Your CEO Left Today? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. There have been a lot of high-profile positions shifting around lately. You’ve probably heard about Tim O’Shaughnessy stepping down as CEO from giant online deals company, LivingSocial. Read More » read more

The 8 Word Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee engagement in 8 words. Good work, done well, with others, every day. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert striving for lean, simple, and significant approaches to employee engagement. Employee Engagement 8 word definition of employee engagement David Zinger employee engagement speaker lean engagement simple engagement

What to Tell Your Clients When an Employee Leaves


When client-facing employees leave, it can feel like you’re starting over with the customers they serve. But on the upside, it can be your opportunity to reiterate your company’s strengths and your commitment to quality service. A little extra time and attention goes a long way toward ensuring you retain the affected accounts. It starts with early notice of the employee’s exit and includes your direct involvement in the transition.

Work Smarter, Not Harder


More hours doesn’t always equal better results. The moment you step up to true leadership is the moment you decide to no longer tolerate obstacles. You become an alchemist, deeply committed to transforming anything that stands in your way. A talented leader sees obstacles as impermanent and is an expert at clearing the way to success for themselves and their organization. Some of the trickiest roadblocks to remove are those on the inside—the self-inflicted obstacles.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Candidate Experience Is the Right Marketing Message


Monday, March 31, 2014 :00am. The Candidate Experience Is the Right Marketing Message By Kevin Grossman. If you’re like most companies today vying for top talent in every conceivable configuration and classification and location around the globe, then you know how important your employment brand is.

Making the real definition of employee engagement more real

David Zinger

Making it real. Reading time: 1 minute). When I wrote the original definition of real employee engagement, I was wrong. I usually am wrong about 50% of the time but being wrong promotes learning and revisions so being open to being wrong feels quite right to me. I recently wrote the real definition of employee engagement : Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis. I loved the down-to-earth elegant simplicity of the definition but I forgot something.

I'm Hiring! - Talent Acquisition Manager


We are expanding our human resources leadership team at All Children''s Hospital and I need to find a Talent Acquisition Manager who''s ready to live, work, and play in Tampa Bay. Us Yes, it really does look like this here. We are one of the most progressive healthcare human resources teams in the country. Yes, I said it.) We''ve built social tools into our work, and we''re not afraid to try new things.

Are Women Holding Themselves Back?

45 Things

As we recently celebrated International Women’s Day, let''s consider: 64% of women have the lowest position in law firms, such as staff attorney jobs, while only 17% garner top spots such as equity partners, reports the National Association of Women Lawyers. While women make up nearly two-thirds of the U.S. workforce and are more educated, they hold less than 20% of leadership positions across all sectors, finds a University of Denver study.

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!

There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ?


[ There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ? – From Betsy Nichols – Employee Engagement Architect. Read more about her on our Leadership page. And because you know you need it – don’t forget to subscribe to one of our subscription options for 2014 here. ]. Think of the best leaders of your life. The coach, teacher, boss you’d “take a bullet for.” What made them great in your eyes? For me, it was my high-school softball coach. Kerch” was her name.

Employee Engagement Through People Artistry

David Zinger

A People Artistry Tidbit. Reading time: 50 seconds ). I had a wonderful conversation with the latest reader of People Artistry at Work. He just retired this year as the Assistant Superintendent of a very large school division. He believed the book was a fine leadership book and that it summed up his approach to successful leadership. He stated, “it is amazing what we can accomplish and achieve together when we recognize and value people even if they initially lack skills.”

Compliments Are Brutal


I''m going out on a limb today. I''m trusting you all.and I''m going to share what may sound like a ridiculous issue in my professional life. So if you''re going to keep reading, you have to waive your right to call me names at the end. Two Out of Three Ain''t Bad, Right ? Part of what is supposed to make up a human resources practitioner''s DNA is the ability to do three things well: recognize, praise, and in return receive praise. I''m reasonably effective at the first two.

How “One Culture” Made MGM Resorts International a Billion-Dollar Brand


What would you change about your company if you knew you’d be bankrupt tomorrow? Over the last 30 years, MGM Resorts International has become the billion-dollar brand we know today through mergers and acquisitions. It’s the second largest gaming company in the world by revenue and employs 62,000 employees at its resorts around the globe. Yet, during the economic downturn of 2009, MGM Resorts found itself in a dire situation: the company was within hours of filing for bankruptcy.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

HR Days - Adageology and why People Leave People

Strategic HCM

I''ve been out in Croatia at a conference called HR Days organised by Moj Posao. My presentation was on a topic which had been occupying me since TENEO''s conference earlier this month, where I''d seen a couple of inputs challenging the common adage that people join organisations but leave managers. It''s also a perception that I''ve long argued against (see 1 and 2 ). So I talked in my session about adageology - the tendency to build systems on principles which are completely unsound.

Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts

The HR Minion

We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but they all negatively impact your life and your health. Sometimes we can’t understand how much until we finally free ourselves of the situation. You can’t tell something is going to be a bad situation before you get into it, right? Or can you?

Diversity Decays Without Inclusion

Cielo HR Leader

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Defined: Diversity – Any aspect that differentiates groups and/or people from one another—i.e., appreciation of and respect for differences in age, ethnicity, gender, cultural origin, sexual orientation, disability, education and religion. Inclusion – The state of being supported, appreciated and respected; focusing on the needs of every individual and supporting them in actualizing their potential.

Why SaaS Makes Sense

Asure Software

By Steven Rodriguez, COO Cloud-based software: Its time has come Workplace and Workforce Management Software in the Cloud has grown in popularity in recent years. Companies that need to serve employees with 24/7 access to software applications know there are distinct advantages to on-demand solutions vs. on-premise software. Also known as SaaS (Software-as-a- Service) solutions, … Continue reading "Why SaaS Makes Sense". The post Why SaaS Makes Sense appeared first on Asure Software.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

A review of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

David Zinger

(Reading time: 58 seconds). I enjoyed Greg McKeown’s new book on Essentialism. To be effective with the small, simple, significant, and sustainable approach to employee engagement we must focus our efforts and time on the essentials. McKeown had a lot of fine points including the discernment and the unimportance of practically everything. His four E’s of essentialism encompass: essence, explore, eliminate, and execute.

Why You Should Get Rid of Your "To Do" List

45 Things

In 2007, Ari Meisel was diagnosed with a severe case of Crohn’s disease (a disease of the digestive tract) and nearly died. He was in an out of the hospital and told the disease was incurable. But in 2011, he completed Ironman France and was declared free of all traces of the disease. Meisel says that he achieved his good health by improving his diet and fitness, but also by finding a way to deal with stress, which he says was a big part of his illness.

Expert Interview on Job Board Tips

Hospital Recruiting

Several months ago I was contacted by the editor of and asked if I would like to provide an expert interview on the subject of “Job Board Tips for Employers”. I was happy to participate in the interview, and it was finally published to their blog a week or so ago. The interview does offer some tips that our clients may find useful, and that’s why we’ve published a excerpt and link to the article here. What tips do you have for writing job ads that attract quality applicants?

SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release: Employee retention is about more than money


By Nicole Saunders, Product Marketing Manager and Dipesh Bhattacharya, Senior Product Manager (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) The problem many organizations face today is not a shortage of people—it is a shortage of skills.(1) 1) According to a recent survey by PwC, 50% of CEOs see this lack of skills as a threat to the business. […

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, 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.

Childhood obesity is on the rise

Revolutionary Wellness

Listening to the radio, reading news media or even watching television the message is the same “childhood obesity is on the rise”. In 2010, the World Health Organization reported nearly 43 million children below age 5 were overweight! The CDC is reporting 18% of adolescents aged 12-19, 20% of children aged 6-11 and 10% of 2-5 year olds are now obese! One analysis by Wang et al.(2008)

Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts

The HR Minion

We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but they all negatively impact your life and your health. Sometimes we can’t understand how much until we finally free ourselves of the situation. You can’t tell something is going to be a bad situation before you get into it, right? Or can you?

New research reveals Diversity & Inclusion efforts well-intentioned, but lacking


Today at IMPACT 2014: The Business of Talent, we’re launching new Bersin by Deloitte research on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) nine months in the making. Our study of 245 organizations with operations in North America, 56 percent of which are global or multinational, reveals no shortage of good intentions when it comes to fostering an […]. Diversity & Inclusion

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