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Stop Managing Me!

Future of Work

In all the debate and discussion about workplace design one very fundamental factor is often overlooked: the importance of individual choice in where, when, and how work gets done.

The Importance of Branding In Hiring

Effortless HR

Companies know they have to maintain a certain level of branding when dealing with consumers – but what about with prospective employees? Company branding is becoming a major element to the hiring process. In an age where social media has personified businesses to a level not experienced before, human resources must understand the company’s image must also correspond to the way it presents itself to candidates.

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Why Companies Should Not Keep Salaries A Secret Anymore

TheHRBlog

Employee salaries and the process of giving pay raises remains a secret and few are privy to the closely guarded process, sadly it remains archaic even in the modern day age. Disconnect between compensation and performance is one of the biggest contributors of employee angst and subsequent employee disengagement. Due to lack of transparency, most […]. Best HR Practices Employee Enagagement How To Build Trust In Companies HR Best Practice Salary Discussion Salary Review

How to Go Paperless and Save 15 Hours per Month

AccountSight

How businesses and independent consultants can reduce their paperwork, cut costs and save time

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.

Calling In Sick: What To Do When Employees Lie

Insperity

Poor Gloria. She had a horrible case of the flu and spent Friday and Monday in bed – or so she said when she called in sick. But, not according to her coworker John, who says he saw pictures on Facebook of Gloria with a group of women on Friday celebrating and preparing for a friend’s wedding. What is an employer to do? The most important thing is to not jump to conclusions. Gather the facts – not rumors or sneaky suspicions. Start with your time-keeping records.

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How To Do Brainstorming For Problem Solving

TheHRBlog

Chances are that you would have come across the concept of using Brainstorming at one time or another in your corporate career. Brainstorming is the most used and abused word in the corporate corridors. If done in a fit and proper manner, the benefits of using brainstorming for problem solving are immense. What is Brainstorming? Brainstorming is a conference technique by which […].

How to Go Paperless and Save 15 Hours per Month

AccountSight

How businesses and independent consultants can reduce their paperwork, cut costs and save time

How Employee Engagement Affects Your Business’s Bottom Line

Insperity

Think your employees are happy to have a job? Think that means they’re helping your business grow? There’s a difference between workers who maintain your business and those who are committed to making it thrive. The latter are more engaged. By developing a highly engaged workforce, you can keep the talent you have, keep your customers coming back, and keep your company in the black. Think about that. Staying power.

Aligning Your Workforce: One, Two, Three Strikes – You’re Out

Achievers

Picture this: it’s the bottom of the ninth and bases are loaded. Two outs and you’re down by three. Batter up! That’s you. The worst thing you can do right now is strike out. You look up at your coach for your play, but … wait, your coach isn’t there. You glance out the field and realize that your team has no idea what to do next. You think. Now what? Can you imagine if this situation took place in real life?

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.

Clarifying the Job Landscape: Trends and Issues Impacting Your Career

The Bamboo Project Blog

For the next 12 months, I''ll be working with career counselors and employment specialists who provide services through the public workforce system. You probably think of them as the people at the "unemployment office." . We''re starting out by taking a look at the work landscape and the various trends that are impacting workers. These are issues I''ve talked about a lot here, but I wanted to bring them all together for this group. .

Employee Engagement is Not About Great or Amazing Work or Workplaces

David Zinger

Have a ball at work by doing good work well with others every day. Reading time: Under 1 minute). I have sharpened my focus on engagement in 2014 to: Good work done well with others every day. I believe this is both attainable and sustainable while also being a big challenge. What I too often see is the cheerleaders of engagement trying to lead us on to great and amazing work and workplaces. Seldom do I find a great place to work being great for everyone.

My Personal Board of Directors

NoExcusesHR

Until Charlie Judy wrote about having a personal board of directors several years ago I had never heard of the concept. Kudos to Charlie for being so far ahead. At the time I thought it was a fabulous idea, and in the '' old '' Jay Kuhns style I moved on. No follow up.no call to Charlie to explore it further.no email shout out. Nothing. Not This Time Recently I saw another piece about the value of a personal board of directors and I realized it was time to do something.

The Cloud Versus On-Premise Challenge: Maximizing the Best of Both

SuccessFactors

By Vinod Choudhary, Senior Manager Cloud Architecture Product Marketing (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) This blog is intended to give you a quick overview of how SAP and SuccessFactors are working together to give our customers the full power of the cloud, without compromise. To get the full story, download this white paper: “SAP […]. Thought Leadership HCM sap SAP HANA SuccessFactors Vinod Choudhary

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!

3 Keys for Surviving a Terrible Boss

45 Things

Anyone who has ever worked for a bad boss knows that, despite such lighthearted looks at these people through comics such as “Dilbert” and television shows such as “The Office”, it really is no laughing matter. I’ve had two really bad bosses in my life, and I can tell you it is truly a painful experience, both physically and emotionally. At times I was depressed, at times angry – and suffered from headaches and stomachaches, not to mention waking at 3 a.m.

Employee Engagement Saskatchewan Style

David Zinger

Coming back to Saskatchewan. Reading and viewing time = 2 minutes, 30 seconds). I look forward to returning home to Saskatchewan near the end of April to conduct two sessions on engagement in both Regina and Saskatoon. There is a lunch session on employee engagement and an afternoon session on engaged well being. I am doing this in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP). I will be in Regina on Monday April 28th and Saskatoon on Tuesday April 29th.

I Can't Go Back Now (There Is No Retreat)

NoExcusesHR

Life is stormy at times. Often overwhelming. Hopefully when the storm comes it hits either in our work lives, or our personal lives, but not simultaneously. When it slams into our world we feel the pressure.and sometimes it can feel like it is too much. But it''s not. Noise Each of our lives is filled with noise. That noise often tells us what we''re supposed to do.or think.or who we''re supposed to be.or what choices we should make.

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Five Strategies to Develop the Modern Manager

Achievers

Bad managers are the number one reason employees quit, but good managers have the power to drive results. Performance is 35 percent higher when teams are led by strong management; moreover, engaged employees are also much more likely to stay with the organization, reducing turnover costs. With these kinds of results on the line, who wouldn’t want to give their managers the tools they need to become great at their jobs?

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.

Agents of Work-Life Imbalance

Cielo HR Leader

Workplace stress is the most frequently cited reason U.S. employees want to leave their jobs, and this mental toll is often believed to be a result of long, grueling work days. Yet, since 1950 the number of hours worked by U.S. employees have actually decreased from 1,900 per year to less than 1,790. Only 11.13% of U.S. employees work more than 50 hours per week (a decrease of 0.4% since 2004), while innovative technologies have dramatically increased productivity and efficiency.

Donuts on Fridays

Nobscot

We always say that Donuts on Fridays won''t retain employees But these ones might! Lovely photo: Chocolate donuts and milk by Brkati Krokodil | Stocksy United [link

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Growth Shines on Sun Communities – Employee Engagement Makes a Difference

SuccessFactors

By Susan Galer, Communications Director at SAP. Originally posted on SAP Community Network) I’ve been writing about the inexorable journey of Human Resources (HR) software to the cloud, and thought it would be interesting to spotlight how one company is aligning solutions to its growth strategy. I recently caught up with Marc Farrugia at the 11th annual SAPInsider Human Resource […].

Art of HR global conference

Strategic HCM

You''ve not heard much from me recently and one of the reasons for this is that I''ve been working hard designing a new global HR conference, Art of HR , taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia in November.

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.

Strategic Workforce Planning is the Way Forward

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Steve Hunt, Director of Resourcing, Thales Group. While McKinsey’s famous ‘war for talent’ may have dwindled to little more than a skirmish in many markets over recent years, it never died out completely and has remained hard fought in many of the emerging nations in the east and the south. And now, with signs of recovery in the U.S., UK and other established economies, it seems set to erupt again around the globe in all its past fury.

Research: Spur Workers Through "Do Nothing" Option

45 Things

Want your team to get more done ? Then give them the option of doing nothing. While you might believe you’re giving them free reign to goof off, a new study shows that by giving people the option of doing nothing, you’re actually spurring them into reaching their objectives. Wharton University marketing professor Rom Y. Schrift and Jeffrey R.

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The Impact of Personality on Leadership

DDI

A leader may possess the skills to engage and mobilise people when times are good. But, if their perfectionistic derailer rears its ugly head, they are more likely to micromanage than mobilise

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Do People that Exercise Need Extra Anti-Oxidants?

Revolutionary Wellness

Every time we walk, talk or even breathe we create reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS is a normal part of the body’s chemistry, but too many can cause cellular damage! Research and class lectures explain that exercise increases both anti-inflammatory and inflammatory pathways. 1,2,5 Regular exercise, in sum, lowers total levels of CRP, TNF-A, IL-6(inflammatory) and increases IL-4 and IL-10 (anti-inflammatory).

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.

2014 HRPS Global Conference: Empower Your Talent with Purpose

Cielo HR Leader

The changing economy is rapidly altering how organizations view talent. Challenges such as the impending retirement cliff, an increasing skills gap and talent shortages, as well as the persistent difficulty of retaining top employees—who are creating havoc across all companies and industries. These challenges demand the status quo for talent acquisition and talent management strategies be modernized, updated and transformed in an effort for to stay competitive.

The Five Elements Of A ‘Simply Irresistible’ Organization

Bersin

New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by […]. Diversity & Inclusion Engagement

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Leadership Lessons from Gandhi

DDI

We revisit Gandhi's life through his words and discuss how you can apply them to your leadership today

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