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The Capabilities of HR Technology – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Technology plays a huge role in our personal and professional lives. That being said, because there is so much technology on the market, it can be a challenge to figure out what’s available. Reminds me of the idiom “ It’s Greek to me ”. That’s the challenge in today’s reader question. I would like to find out what kind of technology is available for new employees in terms of helping them adjust to their job, work environment, and manager.

The Most Common Type of Company Culture: Acquiescence

ClearCompany HRM

Right there in between cultures of blind obedience and self-governance lies the most common category in company culture. These workers aren’t ignorantly following the leader, but they certainly aren’t shot callers either. They’re stuck in that corporate status quo, limbo. The Boston Research Group conducted a very popular recent study of thousands of US workers at every level. Company Culture

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Business Lessons from the Fictional Elite

Cornerstone On Demand

What does it take to be a good leader? A few standout qualities are accountability, resilience, and compassion. What does it take to be a thriving entrepreneur? Creativity, courage, and an infallible spirit can make the difference between freedom and free fall. That being said, fostering these traits is far easier said than done. We need examples and inspiration so we can shape our own experience.

Guest Blog: The Reason Work Anniversaries are Important

WorkHuman

One of the most important events in an employee’s career is their first day of work. There’s a constant conversation about making sure an employee is welcomed and made to feel a part of the company on Day One. Every year, employees remember their work anniversary. Anniversaries are special and important events in a person’s life. Whether they are personal anniversaries or professional ones.

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.

Adding HR Headcount – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

There’s always a conversation going on about doing business differently, which is fine. I agree that we need to stay current. But what if the new normal means adding headcount? That’s what today’s reader note is all about: Hello there. How do I justify getting more HR help from a CEO who believes living lean is the only way to go? I know the standard staffing benchmark is usually 1 HR person for every 200 employees.

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Q&A with Laura Carstensen: Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Senior Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

For reasons both financial and personal, Baby Boomers are working later into their lives. While workplaces often focus on recruiting younger talent, they’re ignoring the opportunities that seniors bring to their businesses, says Laura L. Carstensen, founding director of Stanford’s Center on Longevity. Here Carstensen explains how balanced, multigenerational teams can be more resilient and productive than lopsided ones. Is the definition of "working age" as under 65 changing?

Platinum Rule of Recognition: It’s Not about You – It’s About Them

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – A key aspect of effective employee recognition is providing appreciation in the way most meaningful to the recipient. The Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – is a good philosophical approach to life. But it doesn’t fully apply to employee recognition. Too often, when we think about appreciating and recognizing others for contributions, work well done, or results, we think about how we would want to be recognized.

UAB Football Is Dead: Great Leaders Make Great Enemies

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, UAB Football is dead. . Technically, the UAB President and the university made the decision to shut down the Division 1 FBS program, which went 6-6 this year and is bowl eligible. Reasons provided by the leadership of UAB state that the program lost too much money and wasn''t sustainable, but most people think it is a power play by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System.

Succession Planning Success: The Golden Rules for Future-Proofing Your Business

Visier

Succession planning is about managing the risk associated with any type of critical skills gap. Consider the role of a senior nuclear engineer: This is not a job you can fill easily by posting on LinkedIn. Nuclear engineers are developed over a number of years, gaining practical on-the-job training and experience related to the functioning of the plant’s reactor cores, radiation shielding, and relevant instrumentation.

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.

The Secret to Value-Based Learning in Healthcare

Cornerstone On Demand

For the past five years, the siren call of value-based care has put pressure on healthcare organizations to prepare to deliver the same, if not better, quality care with lower costs. Learning professionals in healthcare organizations are feeling the pressure, too, as they’re expected to deliver high-quality learning coupled with savings.

The Condescending HR Lady is Alive and Well

UpstartHR

The term “average” is used commonly, but we sometimes forget what it means. The “average” score is made up of the highest and lowest scores. The “average” experience is made up of the best and worst experiences. And the “average” HR person is a mix of the best, most engaged and innovative professionals out there and the laziest, most unhelpful people you’ll meet. This is a story about the latter.

Building Relationships with Remote Employees

RecognizeThis!

by Andrea Gappmayer. Recognize This! – All employees, regardless of location, benefit from having a best friend at work. Let’s talk about your remote employees for a minute. Are they engaged? Do they have friends at work ? Are they sitting at home, their car, or Starbucks feeling isolated and lonely? Do you care? You should care. To make a stronger point of it: you had BETTER care.

Googling Candidates: Ray Rice Version.

The HR Capitalist

Ah yes, Googling candidates. Read enough HR Magazine or talk to employment lawyers, and they''ll tell you Googling candidates is questionable at best, as is looking at candidates on social media. . You could get sued. You could factor things into a selection process that really shouldn''t be evaluated. . You know what''s riskier than Googling candidates? Not Googling candidates. Just ask your CEO.

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 to Cry at Work (And Win Employee Loyalty While Doing It)

Cornerstone On Demand

"Mad Men" character Don Draper is a master of compartmentalization, keeping his work, family, and personal identities strictly separate. Imagine the ‘50’s-era character in the 2014 workplace — where the dissolution of boundaries affects everything from office walls to glass ceilings. The old dog would have to learn some new tricks.

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Do You Know Your Conversation Catalysts?

All Things Workplace

Do you want to spread your message for a product, service, or maybe an important organizational change? Here''s a question to answer: "Who are your Conversation Catalysts?". My friend Valeria Maltoni , conversation and connection gurette, wrote about a Keller Fay Group research finding that showed 15% of the population to be Conversation Catalyst s. . These influencers tend to recommend brands and products more often at the tune of 149 times a week vs. 79 for the average population.

How to Succeed in the Human Economy

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – Our work is no longer about what we do or what we make, it’s about who we serve and how we behave. This week was a week of meetings. Usually that’s a groan-inducing phrase for many employees across the world, but these meetings were with the strategy and consulting team. That means we dealt with the “big picture,” diving into good, meaty discussions that often verge into the philosophical as well as the practical.

Reinventing Employee Service Awards – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Does your organization have a service award program? You know, one of those programs that acknowledges how long an employee has been with the company. I think a lot of companies do. But how often do you take a good look at the effectiveness of the program? Today’s reader question is focused on just that. My company is re-evaluating what we’re giving employees who have reached an employment milestone. Currently, we have three points in which we give milestones: 5, 10, and 20 year marks.

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.

November 2014 Product Release: The Connected Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Generational changes in the workplace are transforming the way people work and the way organizations do business. The modern workforce has grown up in a technologically-savvy, social, and always connected world, shifting employee needs and expectations in the workplace. They crave constant feedback, collaborate through the use of technology, and prefer casual socially-tinged meetings. Embracing Social in the Workplace.

Building a Productive Learning Culture

ATD Human Capital

Today’s learning landscape is substantially different than before. Not only does business require different skills, but employees want to learn in new, innovative ways. CEB research finds that organizations must shift their emphasis from learning participation to learning productivity. Here’s how. Click here to read full version

28 Essays on Leadership Character, Management Issues, and Culture

The People Equation

This month’s Leadership Development Carnival is hosted at Michael Lee Stallard’s blog. Michael organized the posts into four categories for easier reading: - Leadership skills. Character of a leader. Management issues. Company culture. Other practical insights. There are nearly 30 great essays on leadership, management, employee engagement and company culture, so go on over and check out Michael’s December Leadership Development Carnival. .

Prevent Timesheet Fraud with Secure Time Data Entry and Collection

nettime solutions

My time is my money. And when I fill out a timesheet, it’s a private matter –– shared with my supervisor for authorization and the payroll department for compensation. It is not for all eyes to see. Yet, many businesses keep employees on a paper-based timesheet. In doing so, you are putting employee privacy at risk. That’s because timesheets are a treasure trove of personal information.

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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.

Weekly Must-Reads: An Academy for Government CIOs

Cornerstone On Demand

The top stories HR pros need to know this week. The University of Chicago launched the country's first master’s program that combines public policy education and IT skill development. The program’s founder says there’s a need to build a pipeline of public employees who understand information technology. While students won't build Web applications, they'll understand enough about coding to manage IT projects. Read more at Governing.com.

Building a Productive Learning Culture

ATD Human Capital

Today’s learning landscape is substantially different than before. Not only does business require different skills, but employees want to learn in new, innovative ways. CEB research finds that organizations must shift their emphasis from learning participation to learning productivity. Here’s how. Click here to read full version

Free Resource – 18 Ways to Think Before You Speak

The People Equation

Why is it so hard to shut up? Evidently, many people ask themselves that question and a Google search leads them to my blog. Go figure. So I pulled together a nifty tip sheet called “Why is It So Hard to Shut Up? 18 Ways to Think Before You Speak.” ” It’s a downloadable tip sheet that offers suggestions for things to think about before you open your mouth to speak. This will come in handy in preventing foot-in-mouth disease.

Hating the Game. Referrals From People Who Just Quit.

The HR Capitalist

John resigned and left a couple of weeks ago. It was on good terms, but you recruited John and feel some of the sting. After all, you needed him in that role and went out and got him. He left you hanging - he left for what he considers a better opportunity before spending a year at your company. Free Agent Nation my #$$. What ever happened to working through the bumps? Cue the music from the Godfather. Then, the email comes. John''s got a candidate for his former role.

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.

Supply Chain Management: Closing the Skills Gap

China Gorman

It’s an issue that organizations seem consistently faced with today: a lack of skilled workers that can further their growth, success, and ability to compete with competitors. This “skills gap” is explained by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Center for Education and Workforce’s new report , as a result of education and workforce systems in the U.S that are failing to keep pace with the changing needs of the economy. So how do we remedy this talent shortage and close the skills gap?

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Are Your Job Postings Deterring the Best Candidates?

Hyrell

We know you want to find the best person for the job to fill your open position. But to do that, you have to make sure you are attracting (and not repelling ) the best applicants. Mistakes at the start of the hiring process can leave you with a dismal applicant pool, and ultimately a bad hire for your team. So stop scaring off the best candidates by avoiding these 5 common mistakes: Unclear Job Titles.

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Tips for Employee Relocation, Training Conferences and Coaching

The People Equation

My November articles for the HR Answers page cover the issues of successful employee relocation, conference opportunities for people in the learning and development field and how to recognize employees’ natural “intelligences” when you coach them. I met a woman who specializes in “acculturation”—which is helping people who have recently moved to a new town “learn the ropes” about their new community. HR Managers are often in the position to hire these relocation experts.