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7 Things You Might Not Know About HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today marks the 7 th anniversary of HR Bartender. Just in case you’re curious, here’s a link to my first post. Many thanks to you for being a part of the discussion. Your comments and shares are a very valuable part of the conversation.

That Dirty Four Letter Word – DATA!


Written by: Erik Frokjer. So you’ve purchased that new HRIS system. Then the questions is, “What can you do to help your internal and vendor implementation teams be efficient and successful”? Let’s take a look at data and the impacts a four letter word can have on your system(s).

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Why the Pay-for-Performance Compensation Strategy Fails

ClearCompany HRM

When a market leader implements a model , others follow. After seeing how pay-for-performance has worked out at Apple, for example, other companies may want to follow suit. Pay-for-performance in particular is a tempting model because it promises maximum pay for minimum investment.

5 Ways to Keep Your Star Employees From Walking Away

Cornerstone On Demand

When you have a great team, the last thing you want to do is see them go on their way. We talk a lot about recruiting great talent, but when it comes down to it, your recruiting efforts are worthless if your company is a revolving door.

National #NursesWeek: May 6 – 12

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. They just announced that their Workforce Ready solution for small and midsize businesses has achieved “Built for NetSuite” verification.

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LEARN to Shop Smarter


Written by: May Huffer. In today’s technologically advanced society, a crucial function of HR is providing a platform for training and development…or LEARN.

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8 College Majors That Didn't Exist 5 Years Ago

Cornerstone On Demand

English, Biology, History. These college majors of yore are taking a backseat to a new wave of highly specific—and timely—areas of study. As the work landscape changes, the educational landscape has to adapt as well.

Q&A With Ray Wang: What Digital Transformation Means For HR


The digital era has created a peer-to-peer economy , forcing organizations to re-think business operations from the ground up.

Onboarding Best Practices


Written by: Steve Glaser. The key to achieving client satisfaction and building long-term client relationships is starting off on the right path. It is important that the foundation be laid in advance to ensure smooth processes.

A New Book for a New Generation: The New One Minute Manager®

The People Equation

N ote from Jennifer: I’m honored to host this guest post from Ken Blanchard, business consultant and international best-selling author. Ken and his co-author Spencer Johnson have updated their classic management book “The One Minute Manager.”

HR Needs Strategy to Get a Seat at the Table

Cornerstone On Demand

I have bad news and worse news for HR pros. Let's start with the bad news: According to Deloitte's 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, HR practitioners graded themselves a C- (1.65 on a five-point scale) in effectiveness, with no improvement from a similar score in 2014.

You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People

HR Bartender

It seems that the idea of self-directed work teams is coming back into vogue. I ran across this article recently about the companies that have embraced the practice. It’s called “ Why self-managed teams are the future of business ” and it’s worth a read.

Meetings: The First 15 Minutes Matter

All Things Workplace

Beginnings make a huge difference. . Meetings offer a perfect example. I was working with a VP who started off her 3-day, first quarter meeting with a 20 minute introduction. In that 20 minutes she crisply and energetically laid out: The purpose and expected outcome of the three days.

The HR Analyst Job Description: A Day in the Life


I’ve been working as an HR analyst for about a year now. Several of my friends, both in HR and out, have asked me lately what my days look like. I wanted to take a moment to highlight what it is and what it is not. I’ll also say that this is my experience.

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It's Time for HR Pros to Put on the Marketing Hat

Cornerstone On Demand

Companies are racing to build conversations around their brand by investing in content marketing and bolstering social media. But brand-building efforts aren't limited to the marketing department: HR can also benefit from organic marketing. Recruitment used to be a one-way conversation. Companies blasted job postings and controlled the conversation when viable candidates applied. Today, that approach is going out the window, says Marvin Smith , talent community strategist at Lockheed Martin.

Why Improving Leadership Development Is an Organizational Imperative

ATD Human Capital

There is a disconnect between what organizations expect from their leaders and what employees expect from leaders. This will require human capital professionals to establish improved leadership development models. Click here to read full version


What Kind of Culture Is Your Workplace Promoting?


What messages is your office sending to employees? Everything from the simple arrangement of chairs to the overall distribution of office space sends signals to employees about company values, and successful workplaces are aligned with company culture.

Let’s Go to Cuba and Learn!

China Gorman

Want to be among the first U.S. HR professionals to see how HR is practiced in Cuba? Then join me and co-leader Gerry Crispin on an 8 day study tour in November! For 50 years, People to People Ambassador Programs has provided educational travel for professionals and students across the globe.

May 2015 Product Release: Improve Knowledge Sharing, Hiring Decisions and Employee Engagement

Cornerstone On Demand

In the age of the always-connected workforce, employees feel overwhelmed with the excessive amount of information they receive. Sifting through the information to find the critical nuggets that will help you perform your job better is sometimes like looking for a needle in a haystack.

3 Must-See Sessions at NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2015

nettime solutions

The nettime solutions team and I are pumped to be spending a week again this year in downtown San Jose, California for SuiteWorld 2015 — and no, it's not because of the 20,000 pounds of candy. OK, some of us are excited about the candy (featured in the picture to the left from last year's event).

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Employee Engagement Spectrum: Myths Versus Facts

ATD Human Capital

Stats on employee engagement can be scary. But Tracy Maylett reminds leaders that engagement isn’t binary, it’s a continuum. In fact, a nalysis of more than 16 million engagement survey responses reveals that engagement can be broken into four basic categories.

Examining the Impact of Expectations Management on Retention

Something Different

…So I have been thinking a lot about retention lately – specifically about how two people with similar careers and backgrounds can be in the exact same 1. I wondered about the etymology of the phrase “Happy as a Lark” as I wrote this.

Improve Corporate Performance: Invest in Leadership/Talent Development

China Gorman

The relationship between talent and financial performance has been an “intuitive” given to enlightened leaders for a long time. Top executives intuitively understand that they cannot win without the right people and the right skills.”.

The One Minute Manager – A New Leader’s Story

The People Equation

In 1984, as a college senior, I was employed by my university as an Assistant Residence Hall Director (AD). It was the first job in which I had a staff that (dotted line) reported to me. During the day, everyone answered to the full time Residence Hall Director.

Are Custom Learning Experiences The Future of Training?


I’ve been wanting to write for some time about the customization of, well, everything. I think it’s fascinating that so much can be customized to your very specific, individual tastes. Personalization is in virtually everything we do. Movies/television? Give Netflix a go. Music? Check out Pandora. Hungry? Get a NatureBox with your own favorite snacks. Sports? Yes, even sports.

Quote of the Week: “Be careful not to compromise what you want most…

Something Different

…for what you want now.” ” – Zig Ziglar. For this week’s quote we can thank American author, salesman, and motivational speaker Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar.

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Convert to a Better Time and Attendance System in the Fiscal New Year

nettime solutions

At the end of June 30, you may be closing the books on Fiscal Year 2015. As you consider your payroll budget, now is the time to set up an advanced time and attendance system to capture accurate labor analytics. What do I mean by "advanced" time and attendance software?

The Mark of a True Leader: Generosity


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Leaders always put the needs of others first, a true mark of generosity. What makes a real leader? And you aren’t a leader unless others are willing to follow you and create success together.)

Discover the Collaboration Code for Innovation, Part 2

ATD Human Capital

For organizations to innovate successfully, they must develop a “mindset” that aligns with genuine collaboration—even before developing actual collaboration skills.


A Few Thoughts on Job Titles

Something Different

<> …So a while back I read a solid piece from Tim Sackett on job titles here. In it, he talks about how organizations sometimes kill the attractiveness of otherwise awesome positions by doing things like putting “Jr.”

The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #74 is Billy Blaze ("I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas all day long. I can't control them. I can't even fight 'em").

The HR Capitalist

Recurring series at the Capitalist : The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be funny, some will be serious.

Overcoming the “Overwhelm” – A Book Review and Encouragement in the Midst of “Busy”


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Trying to do more, better, faster actually leads to accomplishing less, at lower quality. Finding true balance between work, love and play makes us all more productive, happy, and healthy.

Top 5 Ways to Multitask with a Cloud-Based Time and Attendance System

nettime solutions

If you use an advanced, cloud-based time and attendance software platform –– with integration to your HR software and payroll software –– here are the top 5 ways to multitask and make the most out of your day: Generate schedules quickly and efficiently.

3 Tried-and-True Ways to Attract Top Talent

Spark Hire

Top talent doesn’t grow on trees (but wouldn’t that be nice?). Finding suitable job candidates can be challenging. In fact, ManpowerGroup’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey revealed that nearly 40 percent of employers globally have difficulty filling jobs.