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The Best Advice You Could Ever Get About Talent Management


More than a buzzword, talent management is a strategy designed to help companies attract and retain productive, engaged employees. As many organizations have already discovered, effective talent management makes good business sense. One survey found that companies with strong talent management practices increased their revenue 2.2 times faster and increased profit 1.5 times faster than companies without an effective talent management strategy.

Seven Deadly Words or Phrases to Avoid When Aligning Expectations with an Employee - DecisionWise


George Carlin, an American comedian, once did a monologue about seven deadly words that radio stations should never broadcast – I’ll let you guess which words made the list. Carlin was right, those words are “bad news”— whether on the radio or in the workplace. In the context of managing employees, there are seven additional deadly words or phrases that should never be uttered when seeking to align an employee’s expectations. These seven deadly words/phrases are: Sure. Right. Sounds good.

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Turning Cultural Differences into Workplace Assets

HR Daily Advisor

We humans are social creatures who have a compulsion to connect with other humans. Paradoxically, that same need deeply divides us from others as we choose to identify with those in our own tribes. Our tendency toward tribalism is increasingly creating a society segregated by ideological enclaves. From our social organizations, to our places of worship, to the media outlets we gravitate toward, we surround ourselves with like-minded people and similar points of view.

Mind Your Emotional Intelligence


From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence. Recent studies suggest that people who have developed strong EI skills tend to earn more and enjoy more success in general compared to those who rely on their IQ alone. The theory of EI starts with brain structure and chemistry. Consider a scenario where a colleague asks a tough question.

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.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About GDPR

HR Bartender

No matter where you are, you’ve probably seen some mention of the General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR). The aim of the GDPR is to protect all European Union (EU) citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. It’s an extension of a 1995 law from a time when, I think we’d all agree, technology was vastly different. Some readers might be saying to themselves, “I’m not in the EU so this law doesn’t apply to our organization.

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A Template for Organizational Cultural Change

Culture University

A Snapshot of Culture in Action A man and his wife entered a deli together late one afternoon. They were the only customers in the place. The server behind the deli counter said, “May I help you?” But before either could reply, the other person behind the deli counter, standing off to the side, uttered a fairly […]. The post A Template for Organizational Cultural Change appeared first on Culture University.


Benefits Workers Want Most

HR Daily Advisor

As an HR professional, it’s your job to make sure the benefits your company offers are competitive and desirable. It’s not just about hiring the best and brightest—it’s about retaining the great people you already have! Knowing what sorts of benefits are most valued by employees today can help you make confident plans for the coming year’s offerings. Interested in learning what benefits are most common today and what benefits employees are most excited to receive? Check out the numbers below!

Recruiting: Are Organizations Lowering Their Expectations

HR Bartender

I came across a post recently from The Conference Board titled, “ Downskilling: Employers can no longer have their cake and eat it too ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The post shares data that implies employers are lowering their educational requirements when it comes to recruiting. While we’d like to think that employers are aligning educational requirements with the job duties, I think we can also see the logic.

Why Working With Your Hands Is Key to Creativity in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

What comes to mind when you think of creativity at work? Is it candy walls, arcade games and open spaces for collaboration and play, or is it something more than that? In the business world, creativity is crucial to driving continuous innovation and big ideas. But, all too often, companies confine creativity to team-building activities and off-sites rather then embedding it deeper into the company culture. Van Lai-DuMone, CEO and founder of WorksmART , is on a mission to change that.

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.

Deloitte Research: How Successful Organizations Use People Analytics to Drive Decision-Making


Whether you are examining your sales pipeline, the success of a marketing campaign, or employee retention, data and analytics are essential for business decision-making. Despite this, many companies still overlook people analytics when it comes to solving complex business problems.

Managing the Separation Experience Matters


Smart tools and processes enable successful management of this highly consequential—and final—stage of the talent experience. Employee Engagement Talent Experience

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Getting Passed Over For a Promotion – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is a long one, but it’s also a subject that’s come up more than one time in my career. What do you do when you’re passed over for a promotion ? The story has a few nuances along the way as well. My employer has been asking me repeatedly to accept an assistant manager position. I’ve turned it down multiple times because I wanted to go back to school. Unfortunately, school hasn’t happened yet.

Alamo Colleges District Created an Award-Winning Employee Learning and Development Program—You Can Too

Cornerstone On Demand

Learning and development play a critical role in organizational success, creating a smarter and more efficient workforce, boosting employee engagement and building future leaders. But in today's fast-paced, technology-driven environment, implementing workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results is no easy task—especially in the public higher education sector.

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!

Mind Your Emotional Intelligence


From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence. Recent studies suggest that people who have developed strong EI skills tend to earn more and enjoy more success in general compared to those who rely on their IQ alone. The theory of EI starts with brain structure and chemistry. Consider a scenario where a colleague asks a tough question.

Directions to a More Efficient Recruiting Process


For years, the road map was the best possible navigational tool a driver could use. What could be better than the intricate detail and astounding accuracy of a map, printed on a large piece of folded paper that fit neatly in a glove box?”

Learn How to Teach – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

A huge thanks to our friends at Kronos for this Time Well Spent. Earlier this month was Teacher Appreciation Week. You might have seen some hashtags with #ThankATeacher on Facebook and Twitter. At least, I hope you did. Education professionals, like teachers, play an important role in our personal and professional lives. Many of today’s teachers go far above and beyond the job description to make sure that students get a good education along with the tools they need to learn.

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Dear ReWorker: How Do I Get Rid of Bad Glassdoor Reviews?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, We are a relatively small company of about 100 employees. We currently have only five reviews on Glassdoor—and three are negative! As the HR manager, this really bothers me and I'm afraid it could affect our recruiting in the future. What can I do to get people to write positive reviews? Can I require it of managers? Can I give people incentives to do it?

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.

Hilarious HR Lessons We Can Learn From ‘The Office’


At Reflektive, we’re big fans of “The Office” TV show – for the humor of course, and also for the case studies in workplace dynamics! While often exaggerated, these types of characters and stories get to the core of what you’d find in almost any office in America. But what are the most important takeaways, especially for human resources professionals?

“People First” Software Key to Merging People, Tech in Future of Payroll

Ultimate Software

Payroll is like the heart of an organization: when everything’s running smoothly, it’s occasionally taken for granted; but if something goes wrong, the results can be disastrous. Considering the tremendous accuracy and coordination required, coupled with the daunting task of countless variables changing each pay period, it’s not difficult to understand how and why payroll mistakes can happen.

Why Internal Communications is the Center of Any Successful Organization

Get Hppy

Employees are the center of every organization’s success, but zoom in a little closer and you will see the unsung heroes, the employee communicators that keep the circle intact. Real Talk: Internal communications is the most valuable position in a company. Well, let’s look at how information and experiences travel through an organization. For a company to grow its circle of influence, it must start at the core, and at that core are your employees.

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Shake Up Your Traditional Approach to Learning

Cornerstone On Demand

This piece originally appeared on the ATD blog. With technology and automation now engrained in individuals' daily routines and data changing how decisions are made, the skills needed for in-demand roles are shifting. According to Deloitte's latest human capital research , 47 percent of HR and business leaders consider developing new career trajectories and skills to be very important. The caveat? More than 54 percent say they don't yet have programs in place to build the skills of the future.

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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.

The True Value of HR Technology


When considering any new technology, you need to be certain that the benefits outweigh the costs. Especially when you need to show the C-suite that a new system will add serious value to the business. Human resources technology can include payroll, performance management , talent acquisition, people analytics, and more. Let’s dig in and see why the benefits of HR technology are worth the investment. Efficiency. The days of paper-based systems and complicated spreadsheets are over.

How does your company compare to competitors on employee engagement?


If your CEO showed up unannounced in your office tomorrow and asked the following questions, would you be able to answer them? Are our employees more or less engaged than our competitors? In what ways, specifically, are our employees more engaged and less engaged? Now for an even more important question. If you couldn't provide answers on the spot, should you or your HR department be able to? Today’s CEOs have data on nearly every facet of their business.

Workplace confidence: Your ultimate guide

PI Worldwide

When I began contemplating writing about confidence in the workplace I started to think about the confident people I work with and how they dealt with both mundane and tough decisions. What was the fundamental trait they all exhibited on a daily basis, especially in times of stress and pressure?

Cartoon Coffee Break | Job Market

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. Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates due to the low unemployment rate? Check out these five best practices to improve your recruitment process. Header Photo: Creative Commons Categories: Talent Management Article Tags: Talent Management

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.

Finding the Right People: Overcoming Common Recruitment Hurdles

Get Hppy

Recruitment is one of the most important yet challenging aspects of running any business. Without the ability to find the right people, businesses will not be as easily able to grow and innovate. Below is a guide for companies that are looking to overcome common recruitment hurdles and find the talent they need. Communication. Communication can be one of the biggest hurdles in recruiting.

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.

The HR Transformation Story: How are Companies Developing the HR Department of Tomorrow?


If you run a poll in your organization to determine the department that is the most agile, that contributes significantly in terms of overall market strategy and which is indispensable to serving customers, a random guess says the answer may not be HR. Which is at odds with the purpose of this domain – making the most of talent and helping employees generate value. Employees are expecting an experience at work Human Resource has been misunderstood. Both in terms of.