Sat.Apr 23, 2016 - Fri.Apr 29, 2016

Recruiters Must Learn Talent Development (and vice versa)

HR Bartender

Last year, I saw something at a conference that surprised me. A speaker asked an audience of about 100 human resources professionals – who has a kickass talent acquisition function. The surprise? Not one person raised their hand. I get it. Recruiting is tough right now. But not one person raised their hand. I could understand if half of the audience didn’t raise their hand, but not one. It was eye-opening for sure.

5 Tips To Conducting Better Performance Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Often managers, executives and HR professionals feel anxious about conducting performance reviews. While a performance review may prove challenging for some managers, these discussions are valuable for strengthening bonds with A-players and getting underperforming employees back on track. This also presents a perfect time for leaders to check in on their employees and test their engagement levels as well as get an idea of how employees feel they are performing.

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5 Ways to Significantly Improve Candidate Experience

HRchitect

Written by: Julia Hatton. By now, everyone has heard about how important it is to create a positive candidate experience. So why are so many companies still not doing it? Perhaps we don’t know where to begin. Let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming when you consider everything involved. But it doesn’t have to be difficult and the payoff is worth it. Start by walking through your current process from the candidate’s perspective. Then use these five actionable tips to improve it.

Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?

Get Hppy

I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. For example, SpaceX being so successful in reusing spaceships may not have a great impact today, but it does change the way we look at the future, and what we understand by science fiction. Human Resource is one of those industries which does not quite make its way into science fiction books, and no kid grows up thinking of revolutionizing the technology inside this particular market.

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.

How Do You Change Company Culture – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

A couple weeks ago, I participated in a webinar with my friends at SilkRoad on “ HR’s Role in Bridging the Skills Gap.” During the webinar, we asked listeners about some of the strategies they were using, such as training, succession planning, and knowledge management. Afterward, I received an email with a question. And, it’s a tough question too. How do you overcome management saying, “We’re not that kind of company.”?

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What Are You Doing Wrong As A Leader For Your Startup?

15Five

What does it mean to be the leader of a startup? Does it require a special skill-set, and if so, can those skills be developed? Being a leader requires having a vision for your company, finding employees who are aligned with that vision, and maintaining alignment over time. Leaders guide their companies towards growth and set the framework for the culture. They do all of this and more, while simultaneously doing right by everyone including themselves.

Big Data Is Not So Big: Dun & Bradstreet Empowers Data-Driven Small Business

The Aristocracy of HR

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Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Freelancer Edition

HR Bartender

Regardless of the reason, the gig economy is here to stay. Individuals are opting to have a side hustle in addition to their regular full-time jobs. Some people are choosing to leave the daily grind and freelance full-time. An article in Forbes put the number of freelancers in the U.S. at 53 million and predicts that number will increase to about 50% of the workforce by 2020.

Company Culture 101: How to spot a culture gap in your company

Pomello

Every executive team understands that company culture is a vital, if often overlooked part of their strategy. Culture is neglected because it is always essential but often not urgent. Executive teams often believe they are communicating their values more clearly than they actually are. The reasons for this are simple. We tend to overestimate how much we are communicating and the fidelity with which it is received.

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.

12 Karmic Laws of Engagement

What is Paul Thinking

The more I write about engagement and motivation for business, the more convinced I become that there are a finite number of rules in the world and those rules are simply repurposed for whatever context we humans play (or work) in. The rules that govern how we should act at home are pretty much the same as the rules we should follow at work. Remember the book – “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” ? We have few rules – but we have many ways those rules can be applied.

Two Legislative Trends to Watch as New York Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Family Leave Laws

Trinet

My colleague Jon Sider recently wrote about California becoming the first state to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. These historic changes to minimum wage laws are also continuing in New York. Visit site for full story. Legal News & Compliance New York minimum wage New York paid leave laws

Is Your Organization Having a Workplace Culture Identity Crisis?

CultureIQ

Leaders are vying to capture the best and brightest minds to fill roles in their companies, and culture is a key ingredient in this process. In fact, in Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report , 82 percent of leaders believe that culture is a potential competitive advantage. As workplace culture continues to dominate the conversation of recruitment, engagement, and retention, many are realizing the importance of providing a positive experience for their teams.

Company Culture 103: How culture impacts employee performance

Pomello

It’s almost impossible to read an article about company culture that doesn’t talk about its impact on employee performance. Yet for all of this coverage, there is very little public data for leadership teams that supports this relationship. We can do better. I’ll amend that earlier statement to say that there is very little public data that is easily digestible.

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!

Adding Up the Benefits of HCM

DATIS

Human Capital Management allows organizations to manage their workforce in a more effective and efficient manner. As the business environment becomes more and more complex, organizations are recognizing the positives that come with investing in an HCM system. However, many organizations are still reluctant to change their current systems and continue to manage their workforce through inefficient processes that require a significant amount of paperwork and time.

3 Simple Ways Businesses Can Make Feedback a Two-Way Street

Trinet

Note: This post is a sampling of what the author will be sharing in his talk on “Relationships for Leadership Success and High-Performance Teams” at TriNet Inspire in Los Angeles on May 17. Although. Visit site for full story. Management Practices TriNet Inspire Los Angeles

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How Instituting a Company Wellness Program Can Recharge Your Workforce

CultureIQ

Organizations are seeing the benefits of investing in the wellbeing of their employees, which is why nearly two-thirds of U.S. employers have adopted a company wellness program. Whether you’re one of the remaining one-third of companies that haven’t yet instituted wellness programming or you need additional inspiration to rev up your existing efforts , it never hurts to refresh yourself on the benefits of company wellness programs: . Reduced absenteeism.

Company Culture 102: How to target your aspirational culture

Pomello

“Change before you have to.”. Jack Welch. Culture change or evolution is one of the most challenging projects for a leadership team to undertake. In fact, culture change is so difficult that many leadership teams choose to not address it all, or take a top-down approach that mandates a new set of priorities. The cost, in either case, is lower employee engagement, and performance that suffers across the board.

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.

On Pesky Pessimists: Q+A with Michelle Gielan (Part 2)

WorkHuman

Do you work with someone like this? Negativity can have a profound impact on our work lives, whether it’s incessant complaining from a cube mate or the overall mood of an organization. But new research from positive psychology can help. Last week I shared part 1 from our Q&A with WorkHuman speaker and positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan.

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Recruiting Top Talent – A Daunting Challenge For HR Practitioners

Get Hppy

With PwC’s most recent Annual Global CEO Survey revealing that over 70 percent of CEOs identify the “availability of key skills” as one of the top three threats to their companies – an eight-year high for that question – recruiting top talent stands out as a particularly daunting challenge for HR practitioners. In fact, according to SHRM’s LINE Employment Report for January 2016 , late 2015 was the most difficult hiring period in four years.

EP012 – Leadership Intelligence Podcast – Transitioning Into Management Part 3 -

DecisionWise

This episode is part 3 of the Transition into Management series. In this episode Matthew Wride discusses 6 communication strategies to effective leadership. Learn these specific communication strategies to better build peer networks and create a smooth transition into leadership. Listen to Part 1 – Episode 007 – Transition Into Management. Listen to Part 2 – Episode 010 – Transition Into Management. Download the 360-Degree Feedback Survey Sample.

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Culture 104: How culture impacts your brand

Pomello

Does your internal company culture impact your external brand? Think about company culture as your organization’s identity to the world outside the four walls of your office. Every interaction your employees have with customers, suppliers, even friends and family impacts how your company is perceived. When your company seeks to create one image, but doesn’t live up to it, your brand will be perceived as inauthentic.

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.

How to Kill Happiness at Work

WorkHuman

WooHoo Inc. whose founder, Alexander Kjerulf, sat down with us for a Q&A last summer ) recently released some interesting findings in its survey of more than 700 workers from around the globe about bad days at work—how common they are and what makes them bad. Some may argue that a bad work day could have nothing to do with the job itself. And that’s true—but rarely. The survey asked, “The last time you had a bad day at work, was it bad because of factors at work or factors outside of work?”

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How to Be a Respected and Successful CHRO

Visier

Do you see yourself becoming a respected and successful CHRO one day? A report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services reveals that the “new” CHRO must be an assertive, data-driven, strategic leader, who demonstrates business creativity and innovation, takes on responsibility for contributing directly to business performance, and arms their organization with the tools needed to be more fact-based in workforce decision-making.

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Is Reading a Book a Modern Learning Method?

ATD Human Capital

Should we discard all learning methods of the past to meet the demands of modern learning opportunities? Probably not. We certainly need to modernize learning to keep up with how, when, and where learners need it. However, although it may come as a surprise, digital and flashy isn’t what makes learning modern. But it’s best to trend toward the modern side of learning to keep today’s learners engaged.

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How to be Productive When You Work for Someone Else

The People Equation

What’s your favorite day of the work week? I bet you said “Friday,” right? Because it’s the day before the weekend starts. Fair enough. Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week. Because I’ve implemented a time management process that helps me stay focused and get lots of work done. I’ll lay out the basic formula here. Then you can tweak it to fit your needs.

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.

Little Brothers Grow UP

HR Hardball

Work in big corporations long enough and you start to recognize the caste system inherent in the professional community. R&D is indispensable, Manufacturing has to actually make the ideas come to life, and then somebody has to sell it, so Sales becomes critical as well. The “big 3” pillars in a company—discover it, make it, sell it. That leaves a lot of the “rest of us”—the dreaded SG&A. Support functions. Overhead.

WAIT, WE'RE WINNERS? Here's What Bad Engagement Looks Like, In One Simple Picture.

The HR Capitalist

If you're at a company with mixed engagement from employees, you know the reality. You're trying to do some positive things, but you've got people on the bus that don't care if you succeed or not. Can they be saved? I'm not sure. I've kind of always subscribed to the reality you've got people that are for you, fence-sitters you can convert with some effort and people who are disgruntled to the point they probably can't be saved. This post is about the disgruntled.

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Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable

Everwise

Achieving gender parity in the workplace has never been a simple goal. The obstacles to true equality are abundant. It seems that every time humanity manages to scale one, more pop up on the horizon. The good news is that the research is clear: Diverse companies perform better. Yet more recent research suggests that women and people of color who bring up diversity issues or hire a nonwhite or female employee are actually seen in a negative light by their coworkers.