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Performance Management 2017: Companies Must Become Agile

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , the world’s leader in Talent Activation, which transforms traditional talent management and employee engagement technology into a continuum of experiences for activating employees along their journeys—from start to finish.

Culture Crash Course Lesson 2: The Importance of Corporate Culture


Company culture is on every leader’s mind. But once you’ve answered the question, “What is company culture?” the next step is to understand what other factors it’s affecting in your company.

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6 Traits That Every Successful Project Manager Must Possess


Is project management really all about dependencies, deliverables, and deadlines? Or is it about people and their specific, often unclearly defined demands? If you’re unable to answer with certainty, it’s quite possible that this insanely complex job is not for you.

12 Powerful Habits for Growth Mindset Success


For better or worse we shape our individual realities according to our response or reaction to the world around us. Hardly anybody responds to external stimuli with the purpose of producing unintended, unwanted results. Yet, our responses, our reactions, our behaviours, often produce results that run afoul to their intended purpose, which can cause some chaos in our personal lives.

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Employee Perceptions of Time Are Important

HR Bartender

Earlier this year, I heard an executive say, “Silicon Valley doesn’t think in terms of years. They think in terms of days/weeks/months.” While I understand Silicon Valley doesn’t rule the world, they do produce much of the technology that drives business today.

TED at IBM Recap: 3 Women Sparking Big Ideas and Activation

The Aristocracy of HR

010011000010 I had the esteemed privilege of attending TED at IBM last month in San Francisco. Admitedly, I was prepared to be impressed by their usual roster of inspiring speakers making strides in every field from technology to healthcare.

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Reinventing HR Management with People Analytics


Whether you’ve immersed yourself in a career around business or not, you would have heard or learnt, that the dynamics of HR Management are in a constant state of change.

Employee Resignation and Last Day of Work – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Dates are important. For example, an employee’s start date matters for benefits eligibility. Another date that’s important is an employee’s last day with the company. Today’s reader note is focused on the topic.

2017 HR Prediction: Layoffs

Laurie Ruettimann

It’s December 2001 and America has only just begun its war in Afghanistan. I’m working in a human resources department at an insurance company. I’m the HR leader for “capital development,” which is shorthand for mergers and acquisitions.

The Netflix Approach to Movies: Notes for HR

The HR Capitalist

Do you watch Netflix? Have you ever been frustrated that the movie selection, for a lack of a better word to describe it - sucks? Of course you have.

#12DaysofHCM – #2 Increased Pay Insight Saves Time

Ultimate Software

Organizations receive on average 1,1150 employee inquiries about their pay each year. See more on the #12DaysofHCM blog series. No matter an employee’s specific role in an organization, one topic is most likely top of mind: their paycheck.

The Law of the Instrument – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Leaders Who Get a Swift Kick in the Butt Are Better for It

The People Equation

Leadership, as a topic, can be perplexing. As a leader, you are expected to be bold and calculated, passionate and reasonable, rational an d emotional, driven and patient .and and yes, confident and humble.

3 Common Errors During HR/Payroll User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and How to Fix Them


Written by: Russ Belue. There is no doubt about it – implementing or changing to a new Human Capital Management (HCM) system can be stressful. It takes a lot of work and dedication to make sure your end product is configured optimally to fit your organization’s requirements, and that your end users know the ins and outs of the new system. There are many stages that you will encounter in an implementation project, and each one should be looked at as being the ‘most crucial’.

5 Reasons NOT to Quit Your Job in 2017 - DecisionWise


5 Reasons NOT to Quit Your Job in 2017. Article by Tracy Maylett originally published on As I valiantly fought the annual Christmas lights battle again this year, detangling the matted mess of strings that were to be placed across the front of my house, it hit me (as it does every year): Why not just get rid of these lights and start over? . Read Tracy Maylett’s New Book: The Employee Experience.

How to Frame 360 Review Questions for Managers? (With Template)


The announce of a 360 Review can often be destabilising for managers. Peers, subordinates, management and even clients and suppliers formulate their feedback through a pre-defined prism. While stakeholders intend to share their expectations, managers seek a constructive and fair assessment.

The Side Gig: How to Monetize Your HR Passions


I originally wrote this for a friend over at Horizon Point Consulting. I think it’s going to be interesting for you guys as we head into the end of the year and start thinking about our careers, accomplishments, and the path ahead. Enjoy! I couldn’t sleep.

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Cartoon Coffee Break: Preparing for Holiday Returns

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. Header photo: Creative Commons Categories: Talent Management

5 Things to Remember When You Are Not Satisfied With Yourself

Get Hppy

Are you confident, pumped up and strong all the time? I guess you are not because life is not a linear thing. Life goes up and down and takes you through a multitude of emotions and unexpected events.

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Jim Harbaugh Upgrades His Professional White Guy Slacks in 2016

The HR Capitalist

I'm the Marlon Perkins of how white guys dress. Look it up Millennials. In August 2016, I followed up my classic take on the use of the Blue Blazer by white guys everywhere with a tome on the professional slacks choices of the male caucasian in the field.

How Much Does HR Software Cost ?


In today’s business environment, online HR management becomes increasingly important for your company to remain competitive. Unfortunately, many decision-makers look at HR software cost without running deep cost-benefit analyses.

How Small Businesses Can Shape Learning and Development

Cornerstone On Demand

How do you approach learning as a small businesses? Contrary to popular belief, you don't need an expensive technology system, or hours of classroom lectures to guide employees toward success. Excellent teachers and coaches are right there in your organization. Using internal resources for learning is a win-win for both those who learn and those who teach. The employees who know the intricacies of the business are given a voice—and recognized as experts—and their peers learn new skills.

5 Simple Principles to Improve Your Company Culture and Workplace Satisfaction

Get Hppy

When it comes to running a company, most people think that all it takes is a great product and good marketing. However, entrepreneurs who think in these terms only are missing the true key to company success. It is a fact that all businesses depend on their employees.

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Culture Crash Course Lesson 1: What is Company Culture?


According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 82% of survey respondents believe that “culture is a potential competitive advantage,” whereas only 28% believe they understand their culture well.

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What Your Employees Really Want This Holiday Season


Companies often use the holiday season to show their gratitude for their employee’s hard work and dedication through different incentives, such as gift cards and small trinkets. While these gestures are a great way to temporarily lift morale in the workplace, there are many intangible gifts that managers can give this season that will be much more valuable in the long run. The Gift of Trust. Being micromanaged can be frustrating for employees.

Core Values Are Essential to Company Culture


“Treat your customers like human beings, and they will always come back for more.”. The above statement is more than just a talking point in business management 101; it’s part of the core values statement of L.L. Bean, one of the most recognizable names in the retail world. It’s not realistic to construct a time-tested values system like L.L. Bean’s overnight; building a brand from the ground up takes time, patience, blood, sweat, and tears.

Rocking Your Internal Communication – Ideas That Can Transform People And Situations

Get Hppy

We join organisations because we are hired to do a job. But frequently, there is more at stake. We join because we believe in the ideas the organisation talks up, we agree with the vision and values espoused. We feel we can make a difference, that our contributions matter.

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Talent Acquisition the Data-Driven Way

China Gorman

Visier ’s The Demand for Data-Driven Talent Acquisition report is a very quick read and gives some interesting data to consider as you plan for your 2017 talent acquisition activities.

Uber: The Right HR Leader Depends On Your Company's Maturity.

The HR Capitalist

This post previously appeared at my other site - Fistful of Talent. I thought it was important enough to share here as well. If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from now. Things change. New leaders come in, new strategies are developed and deployed. And if you're really lucky, your company experiences exponential growth that causes you to need a different type of HR leader.

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How to Get the Most Out of Self-Appraisals

ClearCompany Recruiting

When it comes down to writing a great self-appraisal, a lot of questions come to mind. What are they used for? How are you supposed to promote yourself without coming off as a show-off? Is this really the best use of my time? For the last question, it honestly depends.

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5 Strategies For Motivating Top Performers

Get Hppy

Bringing out the best in people is by far the most important task a manager is entrusted with. After all, only people can push a company towards its goals and help it reach its full potential.

Growing Talent Management Firms: Mission, Vision, Values

ATD Human Capital

The bedrock for any strategic planning effort is to be aligned with your company’s overall mission, vision, and values. The business exists for a reason and any plan that doesn’t support these tenets is bound to fail.

The Gift of Saying “Thank You”


by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! – The gift of giving thanks is as powerful as receiving it. Last week my colleague wrote about the holiday gift every employee wants to receive – the gift of thanks.

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Be Nice to That One Follower

Laurie Ruettimann

There’s a meme going around. It looks like this: If you spend any time on the internet, we all have that one follower who likes and comments on everything. Without that follower, we’d have nobody. It’s why the meme doesn’t sit well with me.