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Organizations Need to Consider Family Caregiver Responsibilities

HR Bartender

During this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon hosted by the SHRM Foundation. I consider the Foundation to be one of SHRM’s best kept secrets. Their mission is human resources research and education. At the luncheon, we were given a report co-sponsored by AARP and ReACT, titled “ Determining the Return on Investment: Supportive Policies for Employee Caregivers ”(PDF). It’s a good read and worth your time.

Are Your Employees Ready to be a Manager? [Evaluation Form]

ClearCompany HRM

Research shows only about 1 in 10 people possess the traits needed to be a good manager. Couple that with the fact that one of the most important decisions a company can make is selecting its managers, and they get it wrong 82% of the time, and you have yourself a recipe for talent management disaster. Talent Management

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Finding the Right Purpose for Performance Management

Cornerstone On Demand

Performance management originated because organizations needed a fair way to determine compensation; by measuring employee's performance, they had clear standards for who received what bonus or salary increase. Today, however, the old structure of compensation through merit budgets is all but obsolete: While pay is still determined by performance, it's not the sole driver for compensation—creating a lack of purpose for traditional "performance management" programs

5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions

Grovo HR

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! There’s so much we can learn from the Games about training and development, as there’s no better example of the power of great training than these incredible feats of athleticism. Here are five ways we can apply Olympic training strategies in our own organizations: Think about the future, but focus on the present. For Olympic hopefuls, long-term planning is just as important as short-term performance.

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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.

Is the Gig Economy Taking Over?

HR Bartender

There’s an interesting dynamic in today’s workforce. It’s the proliferation of the gig economy , which is an environment where temporary positions (such as freelancers, contractors, and consultants) are common. There are advantages to this approach, the biggest being that organizations can tap into specialized talent when they need it. The challenge is that organizations need to engage temporary talent if they expect to keep them. In iCIMS’ Q1 2016 U.S.

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Are You Building a Company for the Future or Past?

Cornerstone On Demand

The future is not who you are, it is who you will become. That is the rallying cry of Lisa Bodell, CEO and founder of futurethink , a global innovation consultancy based in New York City. Imagine that in 10 years you don't do anything like you do today," says Bodell. Imagine your company doesn't even sell the products and services that are your current bread and butter. What else would it become

Culture is a Team Sport: How to Encourage Everyone to Play Their Part in Shaping a Positive Company Culture


Company culture makes a lot of headlines as a leadership issue. “If If my CEO would only prioritize culture during the next all-hands meeting, the problem of company culture would be solved once and for all,” the story goes. But while the CEO’s role in company culture is important (and we’ll get to that shortly), this top-down approach to defining and implementing culture is just about as wrong as it gets. First, company culture isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

Use Gumby to Keep Employees Focused on Goals

HR Bartender

Remember Gumby? He’s a green clay animation figure created by Al Clokey in the early 1950s who went on adventures with his sidekick, Pokey, an orange talking pony. Gumby has been featured on television, in movies, and even parodied by Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. During this year’s Great Place to Work conference , I learned that Gumby has also been used as a business icon. Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, shared her company’s turnaround story.

Why HR Needs a Content Management System


You operate in the field of human resources and wonder how Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology can help you in your day to day tasks? You’re in the right spot! Read on to learn more about HR content management its benefits. The HR function relies a lot on both documents and workflows to operate.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Technology Trends: Is Pokémon GO Signaling The Attention Deficit Apocalypse?


SaaS startups are always seeking ways to improve the product experience for their customers. They want their products to be best-in-class solutions that their customers can’t live without and use habitually. But habits are not formed arbitrarily. Indeed there is an art and a science to creating an experience that customers return to repeatedly.

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Using HR Analytics for Workforce Cost Management [Case Study]


In May 2016, wildfire broke out in Wood Buffalo Municipal District near the City of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and became possibly the costliest disaster in Canadian history. As the fire grew to nearly 2,000 square miles (approximately 590,000 hectares) in size, more than 80,000 residents were forced to evacuate. The City of Edmonton responded to this unmatched crisis by putting “all hands on deck.”. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services sent firefighters and equipment to help fight the blaze.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Personal Branding Edition

HR Bartender

Sometimes I am amazed at the things I read on the internet. I’m sure you are too. You read a quote and say to yourself, “They said what?!” And I’m not even talking about political candidates. Just like we say a company brand paints a picture of what the organization is like, well, a personal brand tells people what we’re like. Our brand needs to be authentic. But being authentic doesn’t mean we cannot occasionally use a filter.

Check Out My New Show, We’re Only Human, a New Podcast on the HR Happy Hour Network


[link] I’m just a little bit excited today. I am part of a set of new hosts joining the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network with a new show, We’re Only Human. It’s a play on words and gives multiple meanings, because for starters, despite the pressure on us as HR leaders, we’re still only human.

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!

Culture Agility Is Learning to Try Things, Not Trying to Fix Things


Let’s talk about culture agility. I’ll start by unpacking the concept and then walk through how it can be practically applied in your organization. And by the end of this post, you might even agree with me that culture agility is the most fundamental of the CultureIQ core qualities. The What. Culture agility is the ability of an organization to move through the growth process. That is: the process of trying things, learning from them, and then iterating.

Wellness & Wellness Programs for Employee Engagement


If we’re to assume that someone with no prior knowledge to what a “wellness program” is, I’d say their guess at it is something to do with helping you live longer. In terms of its connection to the workforce, this assumption is quite warm. In fact, it’s leaning towards the hot end of the scale. When we talk about wellness programs in the workplace environment, the type of keywords that should appear should be yoga classes, weight loss programs or even health screening check-ups.

VIDEO: The Influence of Managers on Employee Engagement - DecisionWise


Download: Employee Engagement Survey. Let’s talk about our research on the Influence of Managers on Employee Engagement. We recently conducted the largest study of its kind to compare the level of employee engagement of managers to that of their direct reports. This study included data from 22 companies, almost 19,000 employees, and 2,300 managers.

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What if Practice Doesn’t Make You Better?


We’ve probably all heard the axiom that 10,000 hours of practice is what it takes to be world-class at something (speaking, skiing, dancing, etc.) But what if that has been misquoted all these years? A new book called Peak is out , and it’s a look at what it takes to get to a world-class performance level.

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.

5 Ways To Successfully Manage Older Direct Reports If You're a Millennial.

The HR Capitalist

I'm Gen X, so almost no one I manage these days is older than me. But as a driven, achievement oriented 30-year old, I started managing lots of people who were older than me for the next decade. As a result, I learned a lot about how to p**s the old folks off. I'd like to think I adapted pretty quickly. Gather around the monitor, young ones, because I'm about ready to drop some knowledge. H ere's 5 Ways To Successfully Manage Older Direct Reports If You're a Millennial : 1.

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What NBC’s Olympic Coverage Can Teach You About Recruiting


The Rio Olympics took place in front of 78,000 live spectators and was watched by well over 33.4 million viewers on NBC. As usual, the games have been a showcase for the most talented athletes from scores of countries competing in a plethora of events, some of which we only get to see televised every four years (equestrian dressage anyone?).

Three Reasons Why Failure Feels So Permanent

The Aristocracy of HR

010011000010 I was on Facebook last week and happened to see a headline that actor, Will Smith had some choice words for “The Donald” I clicked on the headline and watched the video of his press conference in Dubai for Suicide Squad. When probed by a member of the Dubai press about the negative reviews of […]. Advice Business Entrepreneur Featured Life Ask Czarina Career Coaching Failure Finding purpose Human Resources Intrapreneur Janine N.

The Dark Side of Collaboration


“Most of us now work in teams, in office without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.” – Susan Cain, author and co-founder of Quiet Revolution. Do you agree with Susan? Has your office succumbed to the open office, collaboration-heavy trend? Do you think it helps or hinders productivity? Susan calls it “ The New Groupthink ”—and argues that it’s taken over offices and schools.

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.

5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now

ATD Human Capital

If I told you that two-thirds of your employees were disengaged at work, what would you say? To some this may seem shocking; to others, an obvious reality. Gallup has been tracking employee engagement since 2000 and the numbers haven’t changed much, even though more than 30 suppliers serve the $1.5 billion employee engagement market. So what’s the deal?

How to Stay Healthy Whilst at the Office

Get Hppy

A significant part of your life is spent in the workplace. As this is a place where you spend so much of your time, it is vital that your working environment does not have a negative impact on your health. There are steps you can take to prevent this from happening and the following tips will help you to stay healthy in the office: Sitting Comfortably.

Escaping Spreadsheet Hell: Integrated HR Solutions for Midsize Firms


If Dante had worked in modern business, he would have added a tenth circle to his Inferno — spreadsheet hell. Extracting critical data from multiple systems, and trying to manipulate that data, challenges and frustrates employees. HR professionals deal with this problem every day in an effort to meet critical compliance requirements or to generate reports for their executive team.

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Before You Hire Your Next Employee, Read Glassdoor


That candidate you hired today will likely write your company’s next review on Glassdoor. What do you want it to say? . If you peruse the annual lists of best companies to work for, the ones with outstanding reviews and a slew of virtual thumbs up on Glassdoor, they share some characteristics that are centered on optimizing the employee experience, from recruitment to onboarding to development. And the biggest beneficiary of this focus is not staff, but the bottom line.

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.

3 Candidates Walk Into a Bar and a Recruiter Asks Each One Of Them What They Make.

The HR Capitalist

I love all of you who read this blog - Thank you! But you've lost your minds if you think the reason we want to ask for salary is so we can lowball someone and perpetuate discrimination. I'm posting about this based on the reaction to my post on the Massachusetts law that outlaws asking a candidate what they currently make. See the post and some comments (received many more via email) here. Some of this comes down to whether you view the world as an HR person or a recruiter.

How to Maintain Employee Motivation in the Finance Industry

Get Hppy

Working in the finance industry can be one of the most interesting jobs but it can also become a bit stale after a while, depending on whether or not an employee has the drive and ambition to become a top performer. The key question here is, what motivates each employee to excel in whatever his or her position is and is there anything you can do, as the boss or team leader, to motivate them?

The Future of Worker Productivity


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Less pure output and more holistic wellbeing, productivity is driven by the employee experience and technologies that can give leaders greater insight. Last week, I wrote about worker productivity from the perspective of economists and the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that post, a decline in productivity appears to reflect deep transformations in the employee experience , alongside lower levels of technology and people investments.