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The 10 Basic Skills that Every Manager Should Have

HR Bartender

There are many skills that managers can learn on the job. For example, they can learn how to approve time cards, the key elements in an employment law, or the steps in conducting a good interview. But there are some basic skills or qualities that organizations want to see in managers from day one.

Mission-Driven Companies: How to Build (and Hire for) One

ClearCompany HRM

Every successful company has a well-defined mission and vision; they build purpose into their day-to-day. A mission-driven culture not only embraces the company mission statement, they reinforce it in every decision made from organizational strategy through to hiring and firing.

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How To Make Your One On One Meetings More Effective

15Five

One on One Meetings are one of the most important tools available to managers, and they are instrumental to running a successful company. Yet many managers treat them as a nice-to-have or cancel them in lieu of other matters.

Using Payroll Software to Alleviate Tax-Time Woes

Ultimate Software

Just like how February is for sweethearts and November is for feasting, for many Americans, April is synonymous with one thing: filing taxes. Depending on your personal and financial situation, the process can be relatively smooth or plagued with technicalities, and the same is true for businesses.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Business Benefits of Mindful Leadership

HR Bartender

I’d like to think that everyone understands the importance of leadership. And good leadership benefits organizations. But there’s not one standardized type of leadership. It takes on many forms and, as individuals, we might be attracted to certain types and models more than others.

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Frequently Asked Questions From Your Employees Regarding Your Newly Implemented HCM

HRchitect

Written by: Russ Belue. Any time a company changes from one Human Capital Management (HCM) system to another, there’s always a learning curve. The employees will have questions and they usually center around accessibility, pay and personal information. It would help HR to anticipate what questions the employees will have and have a consistent message when answering. Below you will find some very common FAQs from employees that I’ve encountered in the past.

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Top Conferences for Talent Acquisition Leaders in 2017

Visier

The global economic recovery has moved power from employers to employees, turning talent into a seller’s market—and making the workforce a core strategic concern for the c-suite.

8 Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner

HR Bartender

I know the term lifelong learner has become a little stale. Some people are calling it “self-learning”. Regardless of what you call it, the concept is important. We must continuously learn to remain physically healthy and professionally relevant.

5 Essential Elements of a Feedback Loop

Cornerstone On Demand

This is the first post in our CHRO Community Series , which highlights big ideas from CHRO's working to push the boundaries of HR and transform their organization for the better. This first mini series will focus on improving systems of feedback within organizations. Lately, it seems as though companies are going to extremes to find the most effective way to provide feedback to their employees.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

3 Techniques for Creating a Positive Culture for Hourly Employees

CultureIQ

Hourly Workers Tend to be Less Happy with Their Company Culture–How Can You Overcome This? According to data from the 2017 Top Company Cultures Program , hourly workers rate their perception of company culture consistently lower than salaried employees.

Power of Pods: Teamwork in the Workplace

DATIS

Have you ever wondered how startup companies with 10 employees are able to move faster and produce more than some Fortune 500s? Well, it’s a lot easier to drive a go-cart than a semi-truck.

Quick Shots for #Recruiting Pros and #JobSeekers – Job References Edition

HR Bartender

Just because it’s a candidate driven market doesn’t mean job seekers are always steering the conversation. Take job references for example. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about them. Here’s the latest: Hello. I’ve had two interviews with a company.

10 Tips for Modernizing Employee Recognition and Rewards

WorkHuman

Learn how to modernize employee recognition and rewards in the new Gartner report. Are you interested in implementing a centralized recognition and reward program, but not sure where to begin?

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

How Does Mentoring Impact Employee Retention?

Get Hppy

Employee turnover is fast becoming a challenge for organizations around the world. In a report provided by the Hay Group, the turnover rate for the time period of 2013 to 2018 is anticipated to be 23 percent. A total of 192 million people will be heading out the door in 2018.

How Your Company Can Avoid Becoming the Next United Airlines

Cornerstone On Demand

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about United Airline's decision to force a paying customer off a flight. The passenger refused to go, was dragged off by police, other people filmed the event and United lost hundreds of millions of dollars in value. This is a public relations nightmare. While you can't control what will or will not go viral, you can take steps to help prevent a negative news story about your employees from circulating the web.

The #1 Reason People Fail the HR Certification Exams

UpstartHR

At my last check, the pass rates for the HRCI exams were somewhere around 50%, meaning that half of the people that show up to take the test fail the exam.

Smiling, and Other Simple Ways to Show You Care

WorkHuman

In some ways, it’s amazing that we even need to talk about being civil in the workplace. The three fundamentals of civility that WorkHuman speaker Christine Porath shares with us below were taught to us in kindergarten.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Traditional Ideas of Professionalism: Are They Right for Your Organization?

Get Hppy

It’s a new era in business. Offices have no cubicles, few walls and fewer offices, and people walk around in jeans and t-shirts every day of the week. And yet, they’re getting things done—they’re building successful businesses.

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Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

Everwise

Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. In that time, she’s grown from an entry level legislative analyst into, as Lynn says, “nearly every role that’s in my department.”

What Hollywood Can Teach You About Organizational Redesign

Cornerstone On Demand

Hollywood can teach you a surprising amount about running your business. When a blockbuster film is produced, a team comes together to go all-in on the project—and then they move onto separate projects after it's finished. While it may seem disjointed, this approach actually allows producers to create the ideal team based on skill, working style and interest. And the shared sense of purpose and energy enable the team to create a great final product.

Some Thoughts on Recognition for Blue-Collar Workers.

The HR Capitalist

Recognition. We've been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that's lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them feel like a dork/brown-noser.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

8 Ways HR Can Improve Their Email Communications

Get Hppy

As many HR managers are overworked and short on time, it can be appealing to turn to email and hammer out messages to people you need to communicate with. However, as a HR manager may have to deal with a multitude of sensitive topics, it is easy to come across harsh or unsympathetic.

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10 Fantastic Employee Perks and Where to Find Them - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

10 Fantastic Employee Perks and Where to Find Them. When it comes to employee benefits, Google, Facebook, and similar tech companies reign at the top of the list. Perks like extended parental leave, covered newborn costs, reimbursed health and fitness classes, on-site gym, free lunches, paid sabbaticals and extra vacation days all seem to be growing in popularity across the board as more companies actively work to improve employee satisfaction.

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3 Feedback Types Every Manager Needs to Know

Reflektive

There is a lot of talk these days about helping managers give more feedback to employees. What if it’s not a matter of more or less feedback, but rather intentional versus unintentional feedback? In other words, your managers are giving your employees plenty of feedback already, but are phrasing it in a way that prevents growth, instead of inspiring it. Unintentional feedback is emotionally withdrawn. Intentional feedback is emotionally transparent.

Leadership Can’t Be Taught, but It Can Be Learned!

ATD Human Capital

There is a debate in business and academic circles around how leaders are made. This goes beyond the age-old question of whether leaders are made or born. I think that has been answered a long time ago: leaders are made, not born.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.