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Will Technology Replace Recruiters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We talk about the importance of being technology savvy and the increasing use of technology in business. It stands to reason that embracing technology needs to be part of our job description. But does that mean we should be concerned about technology making our jobs obsolete?

5 Companies Using Gamification to Boost Business Results

Cornerstone On Demand

In 2011, a group of online gamers collectively solved a problem in three short weeks that had puzzled scientists for decades: They found the structure of an enzyme that helps AIDS-like viruses reproduce.

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Small Business Concerns: Technology-Enabled Talent Management

ClearCompany HRM

Talent management is a difficult process to implement alone. How do you judge the work of the employees of your small business? You can keep up with tasks completed up to a certain point, but people can only manually track so much at a time.

Getting at the Heart of Employee Engagement

Ultimate Software

By Colin McLetchie. Colin is the Founder and President of Five Ways Forward, LLC , a leadership & life coaching and HR & Organizational Consulting Firm in Arlington, VA.

Cracking the Career Development Code

Speaker: Julie Winkle Giulioni, Author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

It’s 2020 and it’s time to crack the code on career development. Julie Winkle Giulioni, leadership and career consultant, will share her findings from decades of field research. She’ll deconstruct effective career development, offering a practical framework that makes it more doable and durable, by identifying and assessing the skills gaps in your workforce.

Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions.

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Boomerang Employees: How to Approach the Decision


A while back I was reading a story about a CEO being asked to return to his company after stepping down from the role years before. As usual, I started tying the thoughts back to HR and how that sort of “boomerang” employee, at any level of the company, might approach the decision to return.

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Non-Exempt Employees Earning Less Than $50k Might Soon Become OT Eligible If…

Something Different

<> 1. I was originally going to title this “Preparing for FLSA White-Collar Overtime Pay Exemptions”, but that would have gotten way fewer views. …the DOL’s rumored changes to the FLSA act come to past.

You Should Always Be #Recruiting – 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. Forbes recently named Kronos one of America’s Best Employers , and as one of America’s top 25 places to work in IT, Internet, software and services.

Why Teaching Good Habits Trumps Employee Goal-Setting

Cornerstone On Demand

"Reach for the moon," read the placard on the wall of my second grade classroom. "Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Handle Objections With Questions

All Things Workplace

You and I come up with some pretty wonderful ideas, which--for some strange reason--aren''t immediately embraced by those around us. So what''s our natural response? It''s usually to start making statements in defense of our position, which then leads to "I''m going to win!".

When is the “Right” Time to Leave Your Company?

Something Different

<> …So lately, much of my age cohort seems to be unusually amenable to exploring new career opportunities.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Can Save Your Business Money

HR Bartender

In the book “The Cobler of Preston,” Christopher Bullock wrote the famous line, “’Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” As sure as we are about paying our taxes, one thing we’re often unsure about is getting tax relief.

For Millennials, Is a "Pre-Cation" the Next Big Perk?

Cornerstone On Demand

Last year, San Francisco-based real estate startup 42Floors made headlines with an innovative new policy to attract young talent: Paid vacation for new employees before their first day on the job. This "pre-cation" perk began as a one-off incentive for a burned-out candidate.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Making the Case for Employee Engagement Efforts

ATD Human Capital

To be proactive about increasing employee engagement, organizational leaders must become the driving force—making engagement a business and strategic imperative.

Quote of the Week: “There are some things you learn best in calm…

Something Different

…and some in storm.” ” – Willa Cather. Public Domain. For this week’s quote we can thank American author Willa Cather.

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Boost Your Career with These Resources for Attracting High-Level Sponsors

The People Equation

If you’re looking to advance in your career, securing a sponsor—an influential senior-level leader in your organization—is a smart move.

3 Ways to Engage the Next Generation of RNs

Cornerstone On Demand

Katrina Greer applied to college planning to become an orthodontist. But after her father was diagnosed with leukemia during her senior year of high school, her aspirations of working in healthcare shifted.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

5 Reasons Surprise Matters (and how to embrace it)


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Surprises happens. Our connections with others help us better enjoy the good surprises and weather the bad ones. I love my job. I know I’m lucky I get to say that. Why do I love my job ?

The Power of Real Feedback

Something Different

<> …So over the past few days I’ve read two great articles on feedback. The first one (from Tim Sackett here ) talks about how watered down feedback is an epidemic problem in corporate America.

Mimicking a Manager – Is There an App for That?

The People Equation

Apparently, there is and it can be found here on the HolacracyOne website. But before you get excited about imitating your boss via a snarky simulation you download on your phone or tablet, be warned: this “app” isn’t about mocking your boss, it’s about eliminating her job as a manager.

When In Doubt: Hire the Best Writing Skills.

The HR Capitalist

That''s right. I''m taking the stand that, all other things being relatively equal, hiring the best writer is always the right thing to do when faced with a tough choice between worthy candidates.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all type-A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching and developing effective teams at work.

The Biggest Benefit Your Employees Won’t Even Use


In case you weren’t aware, March 31 st 2015 was cast as Vacation Commitment Day, brought to you by the Take Back Your Time nonprofit. The organization is devoted to helping workers across America focus on taking more of the vacation that they have available, because we are notorious for accruing, but not using, our leave. This sounds like a great idea, but the timing is interesting.

Strategies to Achieve a State of Innovative Flow

ATD Human Capital

To enhance a state of innovative organizational flow, maximize learning potential and minimize resistance of mental locks or cultural barriers at an individual level. Click here to read full version

Eight Upcoming Talks You’d Be Crazy to Miss. Seriously.


We all have limited time. I mean, there are only so many hours in a week. And there are a LOT of things out there to read and see and attend. We’re all in the same boat. We have to pick and choose. But how can we know which sessions and talks are worth our time and will get our minds and hearts racing—and which talks are going to be a snoozefest that leave us wanting our wasted time back? Consider me your crystal ball.

This Note Will Show You the Power of Telling Candidates The Truth.

The HR Capitalist

OK peeps - We''re generally afraid to give candidates real feedback on why they didn''t get the job because we know there''s a chance it can be held against us, right? . The note below shows the power of giving that feedback.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!