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AI in HR: A Real Killer App

Josh Bersin

Hype and expectations for AI are now sky high. We will soon be talking to our computers; drones will deliver our groceries; our cars will drive themselves; and most white collar workers will be. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Technology ai machine learning people analytics

4 Ways to Make Your HR Team More Strategic

Reflektive

An organization relies on its people, yet too often the strategic value of people themselves is overshadowed, and by default, the human resources function is brushed aside. According to a DDI Global Leadership Forecast , HR is even seen by CEOs as providing less strategic value than any other major business function. The role of HR underpins everything employees do at work and touches all departments Click To Tweet ?.

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Not Your Grandma?s Mid-Year Performance Review (No Offense Grandma)

15Five

“Summertime and the living is easy.” ” A nice sentiment for Ella Fitzgerald , but for most of us that probably hasn’t been true since grade school. Expectations for productivity are as high as any other time of year, and for some organizations the mid-year performance review is just around the corner. Maybe right now you’re doing performance reviews only once a year. You aren’t alone. Less than half of organizations hold formal reviews more frequently.

Surviving as an HR department of one

PeopleStrategy

With the volume of work today’s HR professionals must manage, being an HR department of one can be daunting. Learning how to juggle everything on your plate takes time and experience, but having the right practices and HR technologies in place can also make flying solo less overwhelming. The struggle is real.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

A Culture of Real Inclusion

Ultimate Software

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) has hit the mainstream and moved beyond the realm of HR of late, in part due to many highly publicized cases highlighting the persistence of inequities in the workplace. In fact, D&I is increasingly becoming a component of companies’ employee-recruitment and customer-branding strategies.

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HR Teams Have the Power to Transform America?s Financial Health

HR Daily Advisor

The HR industry is on the front lines of America’s fight for financial health; it just doesn’t realize it yet. Millions of lower- to middle-income Americans—including hourly wage earners and Gig Economy workers, are struggling with income volatility, low savings rates, and high personal debt. HR teams and executives have a unique opportunity to make an outsized positive impact on the financial health of these employees and contractors using the tools and roles already available to them.

10 Signs You?re Succeeding at Employer Branding

Get Hppy

A strong and engaging employer brand is essential in both marketing and recruitment. What your brand communicates speaks volumes to what it may be like to work for your company, employee culture, and core values. How do you know if you’re doing it right? Check out our 10 factors for gauging employer branding success below. 75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before even applying for a job. You know who you are, and you celebrate it.

?Bob, you smell?: What to say to employees about embarrassing personal issues

HR Morning

Everybody dreads having those “difficult conversations” with employees about personal issues. Here are some examples of how they can be handled gracefully — including the actual words to use. Paul Falcone, VP of Employee Relations for Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and a respected author on employee management, gave an in-depth presentation on the topic at a SHRM conference in San Diego. Here’s a brief rundown of what he had to say: Going in.

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in a position to succeed in your field. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs for human resources and business professionals. Enjoy the post!). I hope that everyone saw the May jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

4 Ways to Prevent Your Employees From Quitting

Achievers

When you hire a new employee, that person is already looking for a new job and at risk of quitting. That rather dire warning is offered by Dan Schawbel , research director at Future Workplace and one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” list. Schawbel cites a study by his company showing that one-third of American workers are at the risk of quitting and looking to change their jobs within the next six months.

Learning 2.0: Cornerstone Convergence 2018 Takeaways From HR Expert Ira Wolfe

Cornerstone On Demand

Thanks Cornerstone! I was a kid in your Convergence candy score just a few weeks ago. As a result, I'm a bit wiser today, stuffed with fresh ideas, greater awareness, and many new friends. Here's what I observed and learned at the conference.

Why Data-Driven Employee Career Growth Discussions Are Critical

Visier

Careers used to progress linearly–you’d start at the bottom and climb up the rungs of a clearly defined ladder until you retired–but the world of work has changed so much. Many organizations don’t have defined career tracks anymore, either because the ones they have are no longer relevant or because the next rung of the ladder is simply still undefined. This can leave employees frustrated and wondering what kind of future they have at their organization.

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Managing Your Schedule Is a Skill ? 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. For a third year, Kronos CEO Aron Ain has been recognized as one of the Top CEOs in information technology by Glassdoor.com. Many congrats to him! Enjoy the article.) . Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a planner. That also means I’m a scheduler. I find that the way I get things done is by blocking off time on my calendar.

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Amazing Cultures Have People That Notice The Little Things

Get Hppy

Astonishing cultures are based on a simple premise; not on a complicated formula, but on an insight into a special human element. Sustainable cultures have basic human axioms that people commit to. Zappos is an excellent example of this. Their culture, led by Tony Hsieh, is based on the premise that if you “deliver happiness” you will garner a loyal employee and customer base that will stand the test of time. Also read: How To Make A WOW! Culture That Astonishes People. Happiness.

Dear ReWorker: Should I Risk Losing My Employee's Trust By Reporting Harassment to HR?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, If an employee reports harassment to their manager, is it the responsibility of the manager to report it to HR? What should if the employee doesn't want the complaint to go to HR, and the manager doesn't want to lose the employee's trust? And, what should a manager do if the employee describes the situation, but doesn't provides the name of the alleged harasser? Does a manager need to take any steps if an employee goes directly to HR and claims they don't want an investigation?

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California Legalization of Recreational Cannabis: What HR Pros Need to Know

Reflektive

The passage of California’s Proposition 64 in 2016 legalized recreational marijuana use for people aged 21 and older. But there has been some confusion as to what exactly the legalization of recreational cannabis entails, especially when it comes to the workplace. There are questions on both sides: Are employers still allowed to drug test? Can an employee be fired for testing positive? What if it’s used for medicinal purposes?

Organizations: It?s Time for Family Friendly Leave Programs

HR Bartender

Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating! While Mr. Bartender and I don’t have children, we respect parents and the responsibility they have to raise their children into adults. It’s tough and rewarding. But from my vantage point, parenting has evolved over the years. And organizations need to bring their leave policies into modern times. One company that’s doing just that is Cisco. If you’re not familiar with Cisco, they are a worldwide technology leader focused on making the internet work.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

How Remote Workers Boost Company Productivity

Get Hppy

With the emergence of new technologies that allow most people to work remotely from wherever they are, more and more companies are starting to let their current employees work from home, and at the same time hire freelancers that live in different countries and even different continents. Other companies are also toying with the idea of letting a few of their employees work from wherever they are as they know remote workers can actually boost the overall productivity of the company.

Why Starbucks' Unconscious Bias Training Probably Won't Change Much

Cornerstone On Demand

Starbucks made a splash recently by closing 8,000 stores to provide unconscious bias training for over 100,000 employees. The company decided on this widespread training after an employee stopped two black men from using their onsite restroom in a Philadelphia store. As a former Chief Learning Officer at multiple organizations, I don't think this training will change much. And, as a consultant, I can also guess what this training may have cost Starbucks.

The 4 Elements of Analytics Storytelling

Visier

For decades, HR organizations have operated with a “softer approach” to business—relying more on intuition and less on hard facts to make workforce decisions. It’s an approach that allows HR practitioners to get the job done, but makes it more challenging to align HR strategy with business value. Thanks to the digital revolution, it’s now easier for HR departments to make workforce decisions based on concrete data.

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They?ve Departed ? Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands. Our company takes all employees (along with their family, significant other, friend, etc.) to Disney for the weekend. We cover hotel, park tickets, meals, a company meeting, and airfare. While this is not a mandatory event, we hope all employees will attend. Last year almost 80 percent of all employees joined us).

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

5 HR Recruiting Tips You Should Implement Now

Get Hppy

There are no easy answers when it comes to effective recruiting practices. The most successful methods combine awareness and authenticity to attract qualified candidates. At ViziRecruiter, we honed in on 5 top hr recruiting techniques that every organization will benefit from: Market to Hire. The best talent is not hanging out on job boards. Employed, passive candidates need to be made aware of an opportunity that is more valuable than what they currently have.

What Small Business Leaders Should Look For When Hiring a Recruitment Manager

Cornerstone On Demand

Hiring managers often become a company's primary representatives , especially for small businesses that are working to build a reputation and gain traction. These managers represent the company values to those outside of the organization, and play a primary role in attracting potential employees and growing the team.

3 Steps to Reskilling Retail Workers for Age of Automation

Visier

They always show up, even during World Cup games. They can work 12-hour shifts without displaying any signs of fatigue. And they never linger around the break room long after they are due back on the floor. In many ways, robots and other types of automated systems are perfect employees. But for retailers squeezed by intense competition and changing consumer habits , automation is not simply about producing an obedient workforce. It is a strategic imperative.

DecisionWise COO Matthew Wride Named a CXO of the Year - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Utah Business Magazine named our COO, Matthew Wride, a CXO of the year! Matt does an incredible job in taking the “fluffy” out of the people side of business, by scientifically proving to organizations the link between happy and engaged employees and happy and engaged customers. Matt helps others understand that when employees are fully engaged and invested in their work, it permeates everything in the organization and the organization wins.

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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.

Mentoring ? How You Create Your Legacy

Get Hppy

Back in 2015 I was doing some research on the aspect of creating a legacy. I was gazing into the future from my own personal perspective and wondered what might be some of the outcomes of the journey that I was on. Fast forward a few years and I again am asking myself much the same questions and hoping that this time the answers will be clearer. Also read: Mentoring And Global Trends In The Workplace. Legacy is defined as very simply, “anything handed down from the past.”

4 Lessons on Navigating the Future From Convergence 2018

Cornerstone On Demand

"It's about time you got your act together," a young boy clad in business attire told the crowd at Cornerstone's 17th annual Convergence conference last week. The candor behind his statement garnered some laughs, but there were also head nods: yes, attendees agreed, it is about time.

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Amazon Flexes Muscles, Eliminates Occupational Tax in Seattle in One Month.

The HR Capitalist

Here's what power looks like in an employer, my friends. Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” Against the fervent protestations of residents and local coalitions—which were extended to a full hour of testimony—council members voted 7-2 to pulled the plug on what would have been a vital source of support for city’s growing homeless population. .