Sat.Feb 14, 2015 - Fri.Feb 20, 2015

How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’ve written before about working with people you don’t like. Here’s a similar situation. A co-worker that grates on your very last nerve. We have a person in our office who does her job well, but makes a lot of annoying noises. She clears her throat constantly, very loudly. She has very long fake nails and types using her nails which is very loud throughout the office. She talks to herself and makes loud sighs. She is nice, but so annoying that people tend to stay away from her.

Less is More: 4 Reasons Paperless Onboarding is Better

ClearCompany HRM

A new hire’s first day on the job is rarely filled with work. Legal documents and company onboarding take precedence over regular day-to-day work. Quality onboarding is essential to the success of a new hire, so to undervalue this process is faulty on the part of the organization.

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3 Ways the "Gig Economy" Can Improve Your Talent Pool

Cornerstone On Demand

A growing number of Americans are ditching full-time employment in favor of short-term projects and side jobs, where they can pursue their passions, determine their own schedules and essentially be their own bosses. Contingent workers now total 53 million, making up 34 percent of the American workforce.

Leaders See the Potential in Nearly Every Situation

The People Equation

As a leader, where do you focus your attention? If you said something like, “I fix problems” or “I help people improve,” you’d be like countless other leaders across the globe, primed to “close the gap” or strive for “relentless improvement.” ” And, according to psychologist Dr. Kathryn Cramer, you’re focus is misplaced.

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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.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning YouTube

HR Bartender

OK, I thought I was done with the 5-Day Plan series and then I remembered YouTube. And I must admit that I really debated including this one. On one hand, it’s social. But then, doesn’t everyone know how to use YouTube?! I mean… we’ve all seen this video, right ? However, this is a business exercise. And while there are plenty of entertaining videos (like the one above) to watch on YouTube, there are also plenty of educational and informative videos to watch.

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How Decisions Get Made in Organizations Without Hierarchies

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine working at a company where there is no CEO. You don't have a job title or description, or a manager to whom you report. Instead, you occupy "roles" which require executing specific tasks. Multiple people can fill one role, and individuals can occupy many different roles, and every role is part of a larger group with a unique purpose within the organization.

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Pros and Cons of the HR Business Partner Structure (Ask the Readers)


I had a question come in that I thought would be good to get some feedback from you guys on. She asked: Do you know of any current companies that have an HR business partner model (healthcare would be ideal… but I will take any)? I have to do research on 3 different businesses for a project. What are the pros and cons of that structure? I told her I would reach out to the community (you!) for input.

Not All Games Are Created Equal – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos recently partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to talk absenteeism strategies on Workforce Institute Radio. Give it a listen here. Enjoy the post!). Do you remember the term “pieces of flair”? I heard it for the first time watching the movie “ Office Space ”.

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10 Employee Referral Program Fast Facts with Bonus Tips

ClearCompany HRM

Oh, the employee referral program – perhaps the strongest tool in any talent acquisitions specialist’s belt. A great referral program will help you identify top talent that might not have even been open to looking without a nudge from someone they trust. A well-designed employee referral program will also help ensure a solid cultural fit and at least a preliminary assessment of soft skills. Beyond that, the referrer is likely to do the selling for you.

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.

Why Applicant Tracking Systems Need a Human Touch

Cornerstone On Demand

“Thank you for submitting your application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we'll contact you. Otherwise, we'll keep your resume on file for 12 months.” ” If your company has an online application system, every applicant receives an email like the above. Likewise, when someone applies to a specific job you're sourcing, you get a notice.

Running, Calories, and Manager Communication


If you’ve followed for a while you know I enjoy running (I’m on MapMyRun , if you’d like to connect!) I’m also a bit of a nutrition nut due to a high school stint in wrestling , several years of running marathon distances and longer, and generally being a nerd. One thing that I have learned over time, and studies have backed up this observation, is that all of us consistently overestimate the calories we burn and underestimate our intake.

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How to Boost Excitement About Creativity

All Things Workplace

This Post appeared earlier and was requested by a long-time subscriber. . You want to be creative and breed creativity in your workplace, right? Do you consider yourself to be "creative?". I was just talking with my cousin, Len, a long-time public school teacher and Principal. Len is also a master coach He noted that if you ask first-graders how many of them are "creative," pretty much all of the hands in the class go up. They smile.

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Defining Workplace Professionalism

HR Bartender

I ran across this article from Dan McCarthy on “What is Workplace Professionalism?” It’s a good read. You can check it out here. It reminded me of a project that Jane Bozarth mentioned during ATD’s Social Media for Learning Certificate Program where she had crowdsourced a definition of professionalism using Twitter. Here’s the final definition the group developed: Approaching work in the spirit of collegiality, commitment, altruism, and accountability.

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!

In Healthcare, a Happy Staff Makes for Healthy Patients

Cornerstone On Demand

Healthcare professionals know a slew of factors go into keeping patients healthy, safe and satisfied with the care they’re receiving. But while adopting state-of-the-art technology, recruiting top specialists and creating preventative health programs tend to get the spotlight, there’s an often-overlooked variable with wide-reaching consequences: employee engagement. Employee Happiness Matters.

6 Icebreakers to Encourage Collaboration at Work Events


After introducing an icebreaker activity to a group, you might be met with rolled eyes and “not again” utterances. This reaction is only because everyone seems to recycle the same icebreakers over and over again. However, that certainly doesn’t mean you should give up on icebreaker activities! They are a great way for a group to warm up and feel comfortable contributing ideas in a meeting, workshop, or any collaborative event.

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Q&A With Peggy Greenberg: Steps to Effectively Manage Change

ATD Human Capital

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Compensation Cafe: Millennials on the Market


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Career advancement can be perceived as only possible by changing organizations. Good leaders — and good cultures — give employees reasons to stay. Recognition and retention are inextricably linked with each other. There is extensive research showing employees who do not feel noticed or valued are far more likely to leave for a workplace where they are.

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.

Why Diverse Organizations Perform Better: Do We Still Need Evidence?

China Gorman

You’ve probably heard that organizations with a focus on diversity have stronger organizational cultures – they have happier and more productive employees, and are more socially ethical than other organizations. You might have also heard that organizations with a focus on diversity perform better financially than organizations that do not invest energy in diversity programs, or in fostering a diverse workplace. Why, exactly, is this the case though?

DON'T DO IT: Sending Post-Interview Notes Explaining Nervous Interview Performance.

The HR Capitalist

I know how you feel. You''re a great candidate. The right knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. You like the opportunity - the company, the people - everything. It''s a great fit. Then something funny happens on the way to a perfect match. You felt liked you bombed the last round of interviews, the final conversations before you expected an offer to come from the company in question. As you arrived home, you had that sinking feeling in your stomach. You blew it.

Survey Reveals Reducing Labor Costs and Increasing Overall Revenue are Key in 2015

nettime solutions

Spend less and yet drive more revenue? It should be no surprise that business optimization is at the forefront of the majority of business plans for US organizations in 2015. According to our most recent survey here at nettime solutions, an overwhelming 90% of companies shared that in 2015 their plans include an increase in overall revenue, while 45% also shared that in addition to an increase in revenue, they are seeking ways to reduce labor costs.

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Feedback Is Critical (but Don’t Say Anything Negative)


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Positive feedback has more power than negative criticism for boosting performance. In an article sure to inspire a good bit of negative “kids today!” comments, the Wall Street Journal recently published an article on a “kinder, softer” approach to performance management and the performance review process. Here’s an excerpt: “‘Accentuate the positive’ has become a new mantra at workplaces like VMware Inc., Wayfair Inc., and the Boston Consulting Group Inc.,

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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.

Don’t Make Me Unfriend You

HR Ringleader

Sharing a post from the archives today. I was reminded of it when a friend recently told me she was dealing with some really unsavory “friends” online and she had to do a cleanse of her so-called friends online. Could you benefit from cleansing some of these people from your life? Growing up, my parents would steer me away from friends who had undesirable behavior. Now that I’m a mom, I find myself doing the same thing with my children.

Ash Wednesday: Terrible Moments in HR Relationships.

The HR Capitalist

Ash Wednesday, people. Time to give something up for Lent. Or the heart of Mardi Gras season - I guess it depends on your disposition. I''ve seen one epic fail related to Ash Wednesday and the workplace in my time as an HR pro. The year is something like 2003 and I''m a VP of HR at a big telecom. We had a great peer group of HR leaders nationally and we were in St. Louis for a quarterly meeting. Brain trust time. Bonding. And one of the meeting days fell on Ash Wednesday.

A strong programme office can lead to contingent workforce success

Allegis Global Solutions

The best MSP solutions operate from a single programme office


Job Market & Competition for Top Talent is on the Rise


According to a recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in the U.S. broke 5 million for the first time since January 2001. While this is great news for those who have been out of work, recent graduates and individuals who have been wanting a new opportunity, The post Job Market & Competition for Top Talent is on the Rise appeared first on PeopleStrategy.

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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.

Growing Talent Management Firms: A Recipe for Failure

ATD Human Capital

In previous posts, I outlined the necessary ingredients for successfully growing talent management firms. But what is the opposite of this formula? What is likely to happen if these ingredients are not included in both strategic and execution plans? Let’s call it a “recipe for failure.” ” Click here to read full version

Do These Smartphone Stats Make Me Look Fat?

The HR Capitalist

If smartphones do anything, they can give you some perspective on how you live your life. I''m on the road a lot and working remotely about half the time. It stands to reason my smartphone is going to run a little hot. How hot you ask? My total talk time last billing period was 3200 minutes. For those of you bad at math, that''s 53 hours of talk time. And that''s WITH me being on the midline between introvert and extrovert.

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Do Your Leader’s Expectations Limit Your Team?

HR Ringleader

I recently listened to an episode of the podcast This American Life that caused me to see the world differently. In the episode ‘ Batman ”, Daniel Kish was highlighted. If you’re not familiar with Daniel’s story, I encourage you to listen to the episode or learn more here. Basically, Daniel was born blind. He intuitively began exploring the world by clicking his tongue on the roof of his mouth.