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3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this note from a reader recently. I don’t know about you, but this reader seems to bit at their wit’s end. . Some of us have had our positions downgraded by a colleague who (in our opinion) shouldn’t even be doing our performance reviews because he has no idea what our roles are!

Organizational Values from Onboarding to Walking Out the Door

ClearCompany HRM

New employees can bring a slew of new ideas to the table. Integrating the best of these ideas into the company’s processes can only happen after the new employee fully understands the culture and values within the organization.

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5 Ways to Build a Web 3.0 Talent Community

Cornerstone On Demand

Job seekers who want to send a resume and cover letter to Zappos for open positions are in for a surprise. The e-retailer removed job postings from its career page.

What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated. Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we live in today.

Companies Are Not Prepared for Aging Workers

HR Bartender

According to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management , companies are not prepared for dealing with an aging workforce. Only one-third of companies are actually examining their policies and practices to address this issue.

Sometimes Superstars Don’t Make a Super Team

ClearCompany HRM

A-players are coveted employees for every organization. While they tend to have exceedingly impressive records, (i.e., employment history, successful projects, high-level training program participation) individual performance is not necessarily an indication of team success.

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Reduce Idle Time: Adjust Scheduled Time and Attendance

nettime solutions

Whether you manage a sleek technology office or a noisy manufacturing site, you don’t want your people sitting around doing nothing. A cloud-based time and attendance system streams labor data in real time.

Building a Solid Foundation for Success – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

A couple of years ago, I officially made the switch from coffee to tea. Since then, I’ve become a total tea snob. Yes, I admit it. I have my preferred tea blends, tea equipment, and tea preparation method. My tea routine has become a little joke around the house.

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How ConAgra Foods Drove HR Transformation With Analytics-Driven Planning


When a company acquires another business, bringing the two workforces together is the single most challenging undertaking of the entire project. This is a lesson I learned during my tenure as a senior executive at Business Objects and Symantec, where I led several strategic acquisitions.

How to Avoid Accidentally Sending Emails


Did I really just send that? Let me check my sent items. Yes, I did. Aaaggghhhhhh. Maybe they won’t see it. Who am I kidding? They are looking at it right now. Sigh.

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Raise Business Capital: Give a Time and Attendance Overview

nettime solutions

Has a shiny new object caught your eye? Perhaps it’s a monstrously big piece of equipment, or the latest innovation in nanotechnology. Now your next step is to raise business capital to pay for it.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Google+

HR Bartender

Quick recap: I think we all know that social media isn’t going away. But it can be a challenge to really understand how social media can help our professional lives. We attend a conference and someone says, “download this app!”

The Benefits of a Structured New Leader Transition Process

The People Equation

Do you remember what your first day on the job was like as a new leader? Was it a chaotic blur of new names and faces? Did you attend a jam-packed orientation session, with stacks of paperwork?

Values Are Universal; Behaviors Are Local


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Corporate values define how an organization will succeed in the marketplace, but the desirable behaviors underlying those values may change depending on local cultural or job-related needs.

Top 5 Ways Tracking Time and Attendance Can Help Properly Classify Payees

nettime solutions

It is of the utmost importance to properly classify payees. This can help a company manage proper reporting and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

A Blueprint for a More Human Workplace


The workplace is undergoing a profound shift. I doubt that is news to anyone who reads us here, but for those who have been in the workplace as long as I have, it is still pretty stunning to see some of the recent changes.

Optimizing the Office Environment: The Basics of an Ergonomic Workstation


Fun and innovative office designs seem to be popping up every day. However, in the midsts of this hype around trendy workspaces, it’s important to not ignore the basics of an ergonomic workstation. A proper workstation affects employee productivity as well as their comfort and safety.

'Where we're going, we don't need roads'

Allegis Global Solutions

Bruce Morton''s upcoming whitepaper will explore the transformation of the workforce through Artificial intelligence


Analyzing Human Performance: Part 1

ATD Human Capital

Analyzing human performance is the art and science of discovering what drives the current performance level, and applying the correct solutions to achieve the desired performance level.

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Can Uber-Like "Surge Pay" for Call Center Workers at Zappos Work?

The HR Capitalist

My friend Paul Hebert has a nice post up on Surge Pay for Call Center workers at Zappos, a concept that''s built on the surge pricing model at Uber, the ride sharing service.

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The Employee Net Promoter Score: The What, the Why, the How


What it Measures. The Net Promoter® Score (NPS®) is a concept pioneered and trademarked by Bain & Company, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Fred Reichheld.

Key Drivers & Changes in New Ways of Working

China Gorman

“New Ways of Working,” a report released last month by The B Team and Virgin Unite , offers up some provoking insights by businesses and The People Innovation Network (a group of 30+ global businesses passionate about re-defining work) on better ways of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

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Learning New Words Makes Your Employees Happy

ATD Human Capital

Research findings on language acquisition, neuroscience, and linguistic principles—and their implications—will be outlined in this series of posts for ATD’s Human Capital Community of Practice. Click here to read full version

4 Ways to Increase Project Success with Planning


Written by Jennifer Giannosa - Senior Consultant with EDSI Consulting & As a fresh graduate with ample energy and excitement, I was eager and ready to prove myself to the world.

The Power of Thanks * Read All about It in Our Latest Book


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Appreciation, recognition and praise are powerful means to engage and energize today’s modern workforce. That’s the power of “thanks.”

I Spent Last Week in Florida, And…


I spent last week at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Conference, and it was an incredible event. Yes, I’d say that even if I wasn’t working for Brandon Hall Group. :-) I wanted to take time today to share a brief summary so you can get a sense of what was discussed, since most of you couldn’t be there. I wrote about several sessions from the conference, and you can find notes and links to the full articles below.

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Organizational Turnover Paranoia: What David Ogilvy Would Do?

The HR Capitalist

I''m plowing through a book from Advertising giant David Ogilvy called Confessions of an Advertising Man. Ogilvy was considered the "father of advertising" and a creative genius by many of the biggest global brands.

Building Trust—A Leadership Behavior or Process?

ATD Human Capital

A funny thing happens when leaders consistently act in alignment with their principles and values: They typically produce consistently high performance almost any way you can measure it. Click here to read full version


How To Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps

TLNT: The Business of HR

What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent? Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected , often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our workdays as leaders.

The Abilities Of People With Disabilities

New to HR

Disability in the workplace is not always a hot topic. In fact, as a group, people with disabilities are often last on the agenda when it comes to Employment Equity (EE).

5 Signs Your Company's Doing Culture Right


To create a product or an experience people love, you must first create a company that employees can love. Company culture flows from the inside of a company outward, where it can attract or repel an audience.

Using Pre-Employment Personality Tests as a Hiring Tool


Have you ever regretted hiring someone? You’re not alone. The price tag of a “bad hire” has cost some U.S. companies more than $50,000, according to a CarrerBuilder study released in 2013.

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5 Ways to Embed Your Organization With a Culture of Happiness

TLNT: The Business of HR

Just as every person has a personality, every single organization on the planet already has a culture.

Professional Tourette's and How to Stop It

The HR Capitalist

I know. There''s some people out there afflicted with Tourette''s syndrome. It''s not a fun thing. Here''s the description : Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette''s syndrome , Tourette''s disorder , Gilles de la Tourette syndrome , GTS or, more commonly, simply Tourette''s or TS ) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic.

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