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Everyone Has the Ability To Be an Influencer

HR Bartender

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear change leadership expert Cheryl Cran at SilkRoad’s Connections Conference. If you ever have the chance to hear her speak, she’s definitely worth your time. During her session, she made the comment that “Leadership is the ability to influence others.” I’ve been saying this for years as well…so I tweeted it out. One of the reasons I like this definition of leadership is because it also implies that everyone is a leader.

Why Your Employer Brand Matters More Than Ever Before

Cornerstone On Demand

You've likely heard that an employer brand can give your company the competitive edge it needs to attract and hire the best talent. But is this "employer brand" trend just another buzzword, or does it actually provide business value

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The Importance of Documentation

HRchitect

Written by: Steve Glaser. Documentation is defined as the language that accompanies a product, often outlining its development, design, and technical language in clear, definitive terms. Whether you are working on building a business or home-based projects, documentation is critically important. When documentation isn’t handled properly, or even worse – doesn’t exist, problems will arise, especially if you are a new system administrator or new end user.

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Engaging Millennial Employees via Accountability, Clarity, & Prioritization

15Five

As businesses undergo workplace shifts and transfer of knowledge around responsibilities, there is often concern on how to bridge generational gaps. Many of our government clients have really started to address this through “emerging leaders” style programs and leadership academies. So as the discussion about Millennials in the Workplace evolves, we ask if they are really the entitled generation, or if that’s a misconception. What is it that they want?

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.

Career Journaling: 9 Tips to Start Today

HR Bartender

A few years ago, I heard about the idea of career journaling during Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference. The idea really intrigued me, but I must admit I didn’t do anything with it. Then I ran across an article on The Muse titled “ 6 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help Your Career ” and it reminded me to actually do something. So I decided that I was going to do a 30-day journaling activity and see what I learned.

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Cartoon Coffee Break: Interviews Can Be a Rollercoaster

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Cartoon Coffee Break " series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon

Talent OS: Why We Built It

ClearCompany HRM

ClearCompany has always strived to help organizations achieve their own mission by hiring top talent and managing that talent to success. When businesses support employees, they get A-players and those A-players bring a whole world of benefits. Organizations with high engagement have…. Talent Management

Is There Something Wrong with Employee Loyalty?

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the idea of “cultureboarding.” The concept being that organizations need to educate new hire employees about organizational culture. Preferably during their onboarding process. Culture + Onboarding = Cultureboarding. After publishing the post, I discovered that some people found the term to be less than perfect. It reminded them of “waterboarding” and “brain washing”. One person said the term had a strong “drink the Kool-aid” vibe.

The Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Engage Employees and Have More Fun

Get Hppy

Many of us spend more of our waking hours at work than in the rest of our lives. It’s important to create the type of culture where employees feel connected and don’t mind spending such a huge chunk of their time at your company. The invention of the smartphone virtually eliminated any remaining line between personal and professional life. It seems we’re always “on the clock.”

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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.

Analytics Must Be HR’s Top Priority To Be Strategic

Visier

What could be more important than realizing that the world of HR is on the edge of a dramatic shift that will literally change the entire focus of HR? Unfortunately, HR leaders are frequently so busy that most haven’t found the time to realize that “The War For The Future of HR” is already over, and “data analytics” has won! The Business World Has Changed and HR Can’t Afford to Lag Behind.

3 Questions to Answer Before Investing in a Learning Program

Cornerstone On Demand

I have a number of books on my shelf about measuring training and learning — some going back to the 1990s. Many are by training gurus like Donald Kirkpatrick and Jack Phillips, who have created and sustained effective models for measuring the cost of training

Take Inventory of What You Have – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I’m not really into collecting stuff but I still find there are times when I look around the house and see clutter. So I picked up a copy of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “ The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Can’t wait to start reading it. One of the reasons I get frustrated with clutter is because I find that, when I have clutter, I make bad purchasing decisions.

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Employees’ Perception is Culture Reality

CultureIQ

On the playground when I was a kid, a classmate asked me what color the sky was. I told him “blue,” most likely accompanied by a condescending eye-roll. He then pointed out that the version of blue I saw might not be the same blue color he saw. I still remember how this gave me pause. As an elementary school kid, I had never thought about the nuances of perception before. I naturally assumed we saw the same version of blue because we were both humans with a set of eyes.

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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!

Get the Session Notes for HR Technology Conference 2016

Visier

The 16 th annual HR Technology Conference and Expo was a fast-paced three days of learning, idea sharing, connecting, and of course, trying out the latest in HR tech. As mentioned in our previous post , top themes from the show included: Making Sense of HR and People Data. Engaging and Retaining Talent. The Continuing Impact of Marketing on HR and HR Tech. Succeeding with Modern HR Technology. Design and User Experience Comes to the Forefront.

When It Comes to Gender Equality, What Companies Are Leading the Charge?

Cornerstone On Demand

In their latest diversity report , Apple proudly announced an increased rate of hiring more women and minorities. The tech leader also reported that women and minorities are being paid the equivalent of white male employees, addressing one of the most prevalent issues of inequality: the pay gap

3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Business Needs a Technology Upgrade

The Aristocracy of HR

000000000000 Today’s Guest Aristocrat is: Maria Gee. “Maria Gee is The Content Manager for harri.com. A restaurant worker turned blog-writing-video-directing machine, she aims to educate and entertain those in the hospitality field. “ The restaurant industry is currently seeing one of the biggest technology shifts since the 1980s. With the recent emergence of ordering kiosks, mobile […].

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Oops! How Failing an Interview Question Taught Her About HR Strategy

UpstartHR

I had been on the job search for a little while, and I was very thrilled when I received a request to come in and interview for a manufacturing operation that produced rubber molds and other rubber pieces. This was going to be my first big HR role, and I was really nervous. Fast forward to the interview session, and I was feeling a little more confident. Everything was going well, but then the president of the company threw me a curve ball.

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 Tips to Make Any Change a Success

ATD Human Capital

If you are a leader rolling out change after change in your organization, you don’t need us to let you know that many things can go wrong. Based on our experience around the globe helping leadership teams create successful organizational change, here are five recommendations to support your success. 60-Second Change Speech. If you asked your team about the business context for the changes you are leading, would everyone say the same thing and would it be correct?

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Dispatch from HR Tech Conference 2016: Why HR Tech Requires Persistence, Not Speed

Cornerstone On Demand

Last week marked the 18th annual HR Tech Conference , the world's largest talent management technology and services event. As technology becomes increasingly integrated with talent management, companies both large and small are tasked with figuring out what products and tools they need to keep up — and what trends they should just keep an eye on

When Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programs Go Overboard

EmployeeConnect

Welcome to the era of wellbeing! A time in which people watch what they eat, how many hours they sleep, track their calorie intake, and pretty much any food they ingest to the point of turning into an obsession. Nowadays, more and more employers encourage their employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle that combines regular physical activity, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep.

Elements of High CEO Approval Ratings: An Interview with Glassdoor’s Chief Economist

UpstartHR

If you check out a company’s profile on Glassdoor , one of the first things you see is the CEO approval rating. As an HR leader, this is a number that I was always concerned with as a signal for overall employee satisfaction. It’s common to hear stories about CEO approval in the news, and all of us have an opinion about our current and past leaders at the top of the organizational hierarchy. But what goes into that measurement and how do company decisions affect the ratings?

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.

Here's a Test That's Available to Measure Candidate/Employee GRIT.

The HR Capitalist

Most of us have been impacted by seeing people with great talent not get things done after we hire them. When we try to evaluate what's missing in those talented people, we tend to determine they don't have enough of the following things: DRIVE. AMBITION. INITIATIVE. What did I miss? I'm sure there are some other words that fall in this same category. Most of the time when people with great talent don't get things done, we point to these types of descriptors that identify some type of motivation.

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What Every VP of HR Need to Know About Change Management

Reflektive

Implementation is about people. This may seem obvious, but it was an especially notable observation at the HR Technology Conference held in Chicago recently. Katherine Jones, partner and director of talent research at Mercer, led a session on implementation of HR technology, pointing to research that 70 percent of change initiatives are considered a failure. “I’m here to help you be part of the 30 percent,” Jones told her audience.

10 Simple Phrases that Cast Sunlight

The People Equation

Last week I wrote about how we are naturally drawn towards positive people because they inspire us. In nature, that’s called the “heliotropic effect,” which describes how plants grow or move towards sunlight. This week, I penned a similar piece, but this time from a leadership angle. I bet you can easily think of managers to whom you were instantly drawn because they had a “magnetic” personality. Sadly, I bet you’ve got a list of “repellent” bosses as well.

4 Quick Tips on Authenticity from LinkedIn’s Talent Connect

WorkHuman

LinkedIn’s Talent Connect conference was held in Las Vegas last week. LinkedIn’s annual Talent Connect conference , a gathering leaders in HR, recruiting, and talent acquisition, was held in Las Vegas last week. As I walked along the Las Vegas strip each day, I couldn’t help but think that the strip serves as a bit of a microcosm for the greater talent landscape. Everywhere I turned, casinos and bars were fighting for my attention—handing out drink coupons or blasting top 40 hits.

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.

What Chief Clinical Officers and HR Professionals Have in Common

Get Hppy

As a relatively new term within the medical community, not only is the job a newer designation but the duties of a Chief Clinical Officer, CCO, are also often blurred due to a job description that is still in the writing. However, there are four duties that overlap HR and those of a CCO which may make it easier to understand just what this position entails. The Qualifications of a CCO.

Coaching Is All About Questions

ATD Human Capital

If you have been a coach, or if you have been coached, you know there are many questions to ask the person you’re coaching, such as: What do you want to talk about today? Why do you want to focus on that? How will this help make a difference for you? What can you actually do to improve? Coaches dig deep and help performers identify issues that may be affecting their performance and guide them to an appropriate solution.

PODCAST: Best Practices In Presenting Candidates To Hiring Managers featuring KD/Tim Sackett

The HR Capitalist

You know it's true. Whether you're a corporate recruiting function, an HR pro trying to do 100 jobs (including recruiting) or a recruiting agency, you know you have room to improve related to how you submit candidates to hiring managers for consideration. It's all about influence and showing those people you know what you're talking about. Or at least you know more than they do. Managing expectations for hiring managers once candidates start flowing in can be a tricky tightrope to navigate.