Sat.Dec 06, 2014 - Fri.Dec 12, 2014

How to Identify Bottlenecks in Your Recruitment Process

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at iCIMS , a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions for growing businesses. NJBIZ recently ranked iCIMS 18 th on the list of New Jersey’s Fast Growing Companies. Congrats to them! Enjoy the post.). We all know what a bottleneck is, right? It’s the stage in a process that causes the entire process to stop, slow down, or be less effective.

The Most Common “I Quit” Motivators & What You Can Do About Them

ClearCompany HRM

There are many different types of turnover; some are welcome, and some aren’t. When a consistently poor performer with a bad attitude is replaced with an employee who excels, that’s the kind of turnover you want to see. However, that’s not always what happens. Very often, turnover can have some seriously negative effects on the organization. Financially: Every time a business replaces a salaried employee , it costs an average of 6-9 months’ salary. For a manager making $40K, that’s $20-$30,000.

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Weekly Must Reads: What’s Your State’s Most Distinctive Job?

Cornerstone On Demand

The top stories HR pros need to know this week. Florida is loaded with motorboat operators, and Kansas is chockfull of. Home Ec teachers? Vox Media analyzed Labor Department Statistics to uncover the most disproportionately popular jobs in each state. Read more at Vox. Recession’s Over. Employers, Pay Up. Employers will soon have to start paying more to attract talent, according to the data crunchers at The New York Times' Upshot.

Can I (and Should I) Fire An Employee for Social Media Content?

UpstartHR

There is a phenomenon that doesn’t get talked about much publicly, but it’s something that in-the-trenches HR folks deal with fairly regularly. While we want to “rise up” and think about big picture, have a strategic viewpoint, and assume the best , there are always going to be friction points that hold us back.

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.

Employees Need to Own Their Success

HR Bartender

During the HR Technology Conference , I was chatting with someone about job titles. She had heard the most interesting title – Vice President of Employee Success. It didn’t sit well with me then and the more I think about it…it still doesn’t. My apologies if this is your job title, but I do have to take exception to this one. When a person has the job title Vice President of Employee Success, that takes responsibility for achieving success away from: 1) The organization.

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Build Stronger Leadership From Within

Cornerstone On Demand

In healthcare there has always been an attitude that the need for a nurse or a doctor is steadfast, no matter what happens to our economic climate. While that may be true, it doesn't mean healthcare workers will always remain in one place. As new nursing graduates enter the workforce, they bring with them the Millennial mobile mentality. These new hires want to move and this can create a lack of leadership needed at healthcare organizations.

Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas

The People Equation

At one time or another, we’re all in a position to lead. We’re parents, teachers, coaches, managers and committee leaders. As such, we know that setting a good example is an important part of leadership. But it’s not always easy. I wrote a post for Smartblog on Leadership called The Six Saboteurs of Positive Role Models. Check it out to see if any of these gremlins are sabotaging your best efforts to set a good example.

In Defense of Business Buzzwords

HR Bartender

I saw this post recently on Jennifer McClure’s Unbridled Talent blog and I can’t resist commenting. I was going to reach out to her directly, but decided I’d like to pick your brain on the subject of buzzwords or buzzphrases. I totally understand where Jennifer is coming from in her post. I hear phrases like “ There’s no ‘I’ in team ” or “ This one’s in your wheelhouse ” and wonder, “Can’t we think outside the box and get a little more creative with our vocabulary?”.

6 Reasons You Need to Step Away from the Email

ClearCompany HRM

While email has become a staple of workplace communications, I think we can all agree there are some flaws in this system. Some of the top leaders in business are actually discouraging inter-office email to spark collaboration and take a step back from the complete snafu email communication can turn into quite quickly. Workplace Communication

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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.

3D Living: How to Inspire Better Employee Performance

Cornerstone On Demand

We want our employees to excel at what they do. Let’s presume for this moment that you have hired your employees wisely — they have the skills, experience and behaviors necessary to perform the required tasks. You know the employee is capable. Now you need to have a plan in place that can support the employee to raise his performance.

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Trust in Leadership Affects Employee Retention #EWS2014

The People Equation

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study. All opinions are mine. This is the final in a series on Spherion’s research project, the Emerging Workforce Study 2014. Over the past 15 years, Spherion has surveyed employees and human resource managers on critical workplace topics to determine the trends that shape the work environment.

Surprise Someone with Gratitude This Holiday Season

RecognizeThis!

by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! Expressing gratitude and appreciation for others is a powerful way to show how much we care. You’re running late to work. Maybe you’re going a tad bit too fast. You look up and…oh, no…you see the flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. What goes through your mind at this moment? Does your stomach jump into your throat? Do you think, “Not now. I don’t have the time! I’m already late.” Or perhaps, “Not this time of year.

The Ultimate Holiday Party Flow Chart

UpstartHR

I don’t know about you, but I have seen, read, and heard more about holiday parties this year than ever before. Honestly it’s more exhausting reading this stuff than actually planning, hosting, and cleaning up after one of the things. Should we have one? Should we not? What should we call it? Who should we invite? Should it be mandatory? Should we serve alcohol? And every other variation of this question has been published, posted, tweeted, and shared. Seriously?

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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!

Q&A with Jacob Morgan: A Future Without Email?

Cornerstone On Demand

There was a time when email was a new technology that promised to make workplace communication easier, faster, and more efficient. That time was the 1980's. Fast forward a few decades, and many argue that the constant stream of emails most employees now receive from dawn 'til dusk simply isn't sustainable.

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Why Should You Want to Work There?

All Things Workplace

An international survey of more than 500 HR executives by global talent management firm Bernard Hodes (now part of Findly ) has found that the quality or reputation of products and services, the corporate culture and the work environment are a business''s most important attributes when it comes to bringing talent on board. Ethical reputation also scored highly. But benefits and compensation were, perhaps surprisingly, toward the bottom of the list. What does it tell us?

Give a Bonus of Heartfelt Appreciation This Year

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Even after a difficult year, giving employees the appreciation and recognition they deserve is an important bonus. Last Summer I followed the Market Basket grocery store saga religiously. I was captivated by the story of non-unionized employees willing to risk their livelihood to keep their CEO. Here are summary posts about the walkout and the outcome.).

Coaching for Managers 101 - Use An Observation As An Anchor

The HR Capitalist

I know, it''s simple. But I got in thrown in my face yesterday, and it was a good refresher. You''re a manager. Sometimes you have to course correct with people who work for you. In your honest but ineffective moments, you''ll prepare some notes to get you started. Your notes will almost always be full of glittering generalities and be too long. You''re trying to be too nice. Lead with a true observation/example that''s yanked from your life together.

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.

LA Tech: Our Time to Shine

Cornerstone On Demand

It’s been a full year since we hosted the inaugural LA Tech Summit. In that time, a lot has changed in the technology ecosystem of LA and Southern California: big growth, new players, marquee exits, new investment dollars, stronger connections and a higher profile for the community as a whole. We talked a lot at the summit in 2013 about the opportunities for LA Tech – about the need for local capital, local expertise and a local identity.

Building a Productive Learning Culture: Rightsizing Learning Opportunities

ATD Human Capital

This installment of the blog series on building a productive learning culture examines how organizations can rightsize learning opportunities (instead of offering too many choices) to ensure that employees engage in relevant and high-quality learning. Click here to read full version

Compensation Cafe: Promotions, Bonuses, Raises, Recognition – When They Work (and When They Don’t)

RecognizeThis!

Recognize This! - You can’t give all employees promotions, bonuses, or raises. They become an expectation and it’s a very poor use of budget. Social recognition, however, can be applied to all. My post this week on Compensation Cafe was triggered by it being “the season of giving.”

YEAR-END PERFORMANCE REVIEW: The Outcast, the German, and the Guy With a Heart Condition.

The HR Capitalist

Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese , Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year. Our destination has a nerd quality to it, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what it takes to be one of 450 players that play in the best hoops league in the world.

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.

Different Pay Rates: Paying Employees the Right Rate at the Right Time

nettime solutions

The workplace is often depicted as a monolithic stereotype. On TV and in movies, we frequently see workers moving across the screen performing a set role. But the inner workings of a business are more nuanced than that. From manufacturing to professional services, there are usually multiple tasks assigned to a single employee. These tasks can be divided within a project or spread across the organization touching multiple projects.

Flexible Work Arrangements Fever

China Gorman

How would you describe flexible scheduling? Does a standard definition come to mind? In a new SHRM survey on FWAs (flexible work arrangements), which surveyed 525 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership, “FWAs,” “flextime,” “workplace flexibility,” “flexible scheduling,” etc.

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Cutting costs on staffing remains as important as ever

Allegis Global Solutions

The economic picture is improving, but cutting costs on staffing remains a priority

The Unintended Consequences of Cameras on Every Authority Figure.

The HR Capitalist

In the backdrop of all the humanity that has occurred in Ferguson case, we get the idea to prevent it from happening again: . We should have body cameras for all police officers. On the surface, that''s not a bad idea. But good ideas related to deploying technology always come with unintended consequences. For the body camera, the biggest issue is probably privacy issues that are caused by those camera catching images that are generally have to become part of the public domain. You were where?

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.

Educating the Organization on Recognition – Recognition Radio #5

WorkHuman

In this week’s Recognition Radio broadcast, we will talk about Educating the Organization on Recognition. We will offer advice on driving adoption and enthusiasm for recognition throughout your organization. We’ll talk about encouraging your employees to use and value adoption, and discuss how to enlist support from every area of the business.

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Over 160,000 Users Putting their Time in the Cloud

nettime solutions

A few weeks ago, the nettime ® solutions team celebrated the news that we now had over 150,000 users managing their time and attendance in the cloud with us. That''s 150,000 people clocking in and out, processing their accruals, scheduling their employees, reviewing and approving timecards, and running audit trails. Then something pretty awesome happened.

Growing Talent Management Firms: Business Development Engine

ATD Human Capital

Another ingredient important for achieving success in the talent management industry is the maturity of a firm’s business development engine. This includes both the quantity and quality of the distribution model, in terms of its reach to targeted buyers and the system to access those buyers. Click here to read full version