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Hiring Process Hurting Your Employer Brand?

ExactHire HR Trends

Your marketing team has worked hard to ensure that marketing campaigns communicate exactly what your company promises to be–your company brand. So hard in fact, that people are listening and business is growing! Now your company needs to be on top of their game as they seek to attract and hire the right people–your employer brand.

Make Your Employee Onboarding An Engaging Success


When a new employee starts their first day chances are they go through some type of orientation. The employee is bombarded with paperwork, documents about benefits and given a tour of the building and where the bathrooms are located. After a few days that employee is on their own and probably wondering if they made the right decision. Companies may think that type of orientation program will set their new employee up for success. Unfortunately, they couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Grateful Leaders Know That Communication Leads to Connection

ATD Human Capital

Judy Umlas reminds leaders not to wait for the right way or right time to express their appreciation. Just do it NOW! Click here to read full version


What Questions Should I Ask During Virtual Interviews?


Virtual interviews (or video interviews) are no longer a hiring trend—they’re commonplace. According to an August 2012 study , 67 percent of of HR managers said they conducted video interviews in the hiring process “very often,” while another 10 percent said they did so “somewhat often.” ” Today, we can assume those numbers are even greater. It’s easy to see why more HR reps and managers are incorporating video interviews into the hiring process.

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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.

3 Reasons to Offer Professional Development as Employee Recognition

Quantum Workplace

Let’s start this off with a metaphor: Employees who don’t receive professional development opportunities become stagnant water. Confused? Let me explain. Stagnant water sits in one place, it doesn’t move unless an outside force changes it. Its lack of movement becomes an ideal breeding ground for mosquitos and other pests, causing it to become contaminated. Read more. Employee Engagement

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Performance or Engagement? And the Winner Is …


As with just about every aspect of performance management , opinions are divided on the question of whether managers should focus on the performance or the engagement level of their people. Those on the performance side of the debate say that performance-oriented managers drive bottom-line benefits such as profitability, market share and competitive dominance by helping their people achieve specific performance goals and remain closely aligned to the company’s/department’s objectives.

How to Use Pre-Screening Questions to Easily Identify Top Candidates


No HR professional wants to sort through endless stacks of resumes for every open position, but a manual hiring process often leads to this common conundrum. You know the skills and qualifications that your candidate needs to have in order to be a top performer at your company, but searching through a resume database for that one candidate that meets all of these requirements can be a time consuming process.

5 Ways For Employees to Trust One Another

Effortless HR

No matter the industry a business is operating in, an efficient and effective workplace involves having employees who trust one another. Trust helps to boost productivity levels, enhances exceptional customer service, and provides a workplace where employees enjoy working. Trust is not instantaneously established among workers, so it is important for managers to create this atmosphere. Create and enforce rules and standards.

Grateful Leaders Know That Communication Leads to Connection

ATD Human Capital

Judy Umlas reminds leaders not to wait for the right way or right time to express their appreciation. Just do it NOW! Click here to read full version


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.

What Can We Learn About Knowledge Retention from Three Olympic Gold Medalists?


Written by Kevin Watson - Director of Business Development with EDSI Consulting The final game of the 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament marked the beginning of the rivalry between future Hall of Famers Ervin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird. Michigan State, led by Johnson, won the national title with a 75-64 victory in the final game over a previously undefeated Indiana State team, led by Bird.

How to Find (and Hire) the Best Recent College Grads


Ask any hiring manager about the practice of hiring recent college graduates and you’re likely to get a strong opinion -- be it a glowing recommendation, or a cautionary tale. It’s true that young people are perceived a certain way in the world, and job recruitment is no different. But the truth is that recent college graduates represent a highly skilled potential workforce that cannot (and should not) be ignored.

6 Ways To Gain More Time In Your Day


Unless you are a magician, you probably struggle with the same thing most of us do every day. Time is always running out. We are all in a constant state of needing to gain more time in our work days, weekends, and even restful nights. We do too many things at once, and there are always more tasks for us to complete when those are done. Instead of stressing out over your workload, follow these rules to help you gain more time in your day: 1. Stop “multi-tasking.”

4 Reasons Why Video Should Have a Special Place in an Employee Onboarding Program


Video can be a fun and effective way to engage your employees as part of your onboarding program. The first 90 days of employment are often referred to as the “Honeymoon Stage,” much like the first few months of a new relationship. The contracts have been signed and everybody is smiling as they set out to explore what lies ahead.

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!

How Technology Can Build the Bridge from Education to Employment


Since we announced plans to develop Workday Student last fall, we''ve teamed with nine universities to build this end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle management solution. We knew of the challenges institutions and their students face before we started this work, and we''ve seen first-hand how older administrative systems fall short of addressing them.

How Do I Know It’s Time to Buy Applicant Tracking Software?


Applicant tracking software is a proven way to improve HR productivity levels. However, many potential buyers put off making a purchase. One reason is because they’re not sure it’s the “right time.” ” If your organization is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s probably time to invest in an applicant tracking system. Red Flag #1: Market Factors. Let’s start with the big picture, the marketplace as a whole.

A Brief Review of Workforce Management, Productivity Tools and Other Trends


Every so often, I stop and marvel at how far we’ve come, technologically speaking, in my lifetime. I entered school near the end of the Eisenhower administration, a time of relative peace and unparalleled prosperity for the western world, even though it was scarred and healing in the aftermath of World War II. I was attending the Scout Jamboree in Idaho in 1969, when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. In college, the computers we had.

Gender Diversity Pays Off


Women are underrepresented in higher levels of leadership. Yet research shows organizations with the best financial performance have more women leaders. Why the disconnect

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.

What Hops Taught Me about Exceptional Leadership


My husband was recently asked by his organization (a mid-sized American brewery) to take a trip to Strasbourg, France to better understand the hop growing operation of a new partner who would be supplying hops for one of their bestselling beers. This new hop partner is a cooperative of 50 regional farmers that combine their crops to share equipment and enable them to sell to larger clients. Being the good wife that I am, I decided to tag along. Perhaps unexpectedly, I ended up learning a lot

Empower Software Solutions Hosts Record Crowd at EmpowerFocus 2014

Empower Software

Annual user conference features preview of EmpowerOne Unity System ORLANDO, FL ? Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of HCM and workforce management solutions, welcomed a record number of clients and partners to EmpowerFocus, the company’s annual user conference in Orlando, Florida. The event was highlighted by a preview of EmpowerOne, the company’s latest… Empowered Thinking Blog Content Industry Misc Press Releases

How Modern is HR, Really?

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

By Richard Doherty. As a technology and solution provider, it is Oracle’s responsibility to respond to emerging technology and market trends, to predict the future needs of our customers and design solutions that capitalise on the trends to deliver on those future needs. As with any new technology or solution there will be early adopters, the early majority, laggards and so on.

PeopleDoc to Speak & Exhibit at the NY State SHRM Conference Sept. 28-30


New York State SHRM Conference attendees will get a glimpse of the future of HR by visiting PeopleDoc’s booth (#12) and hearing us speak on customers that are transforming HR digital document management and employee relationship management right now. Press Releases

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.

Build on Strengths, Avoid Weaknesses


Enhance your team's productivity through strength-based coaching. New research suggests that more than fixing flaws, managers should be concerned with building on strengths. Develop Your Management Skills

Do You Need a Hug?

Dave's Weekly Thought

As the gainfully employed hustle to get from point a to point b they disregard an act of kindness, while those caught in limbo are surprised anyone would dare to be kind to them.

Learning From Those We lead

Lisa Rosendahl

There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with years of experience already under my belt. I thought I knew more than everyone around me. Photo credit: iStock. Thankfully, I was smart enough to know better.

Employee Engagement Invitation: Work Can Make You Well

David Zinger

Get to Work and Find Well Being. I think for far too many of us work is hell not well. We disengage. We experience drudgery. We burnout. We feel drained. We encounter toxic relationships. We lack the resources for the job. We live for the weekend but lack enthusiasm for much beyond napping when the weekend arrives. The last thing we need is someone being motivational and inspiration and saying that we just need a little attitude adjustment and work will be great. Now here is the tricky part.

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.

I'm Starving.Pass the Humble Pie


I''ve been thinking about how I work lately. Thinking about doing a good job.about making a difference.and then making mistakes that bring me back down to earth. It''s an odd series of experiences that seem to happen in rapid succession: great work, bold leadership, progressive strategies.and big stumbles that feel awkward at the least, and are downright embarrassing at the worst. On A Roll I''ve been on a bit of a professional roll lately.

It's Easy If You Try

Dave's Weekly Thought

In the last week, several NFL athletes have been exposed for raising their hand to woman and children. That upsets me. I'm fortunate to have been raised by remarkable people. It is not difficult to carry what has been taught to me to others. I'm fortunate. others have not had such luck!

Banishing the Unicorn

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

By Christine Mellon. With organizational appetites for technology upgrades growing, the HR function is more frequently finding itself in the long sought position of selecting new human capital tools that will elevate talent and facilitate the achievement of business objectives. This brings an unprecedented opportunity for HR to display strategic capabilities and dispel historic perceptions of a lack of business acumen.