Sat.Nov 30, 2019 - Fri.Dec 06, 2019

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HR Has the Power to Change Its Bad Reputation

Cornerstone On Demand

For years, human resources has been the department that everyone loves to criticize. More than 20 years ago, Tom Stewart, a Fortune editor at the time, suggested that instead of improving HR, the department should be abolished, eliminated, nuked. Unfortunately, public opinion hasn’t changed all that much since. The complaints detailed in these and numerous other articles often focus on bureaucracy and inefficiency; on processes that do not add real value, such as those dreaded performance apprai

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The ethics of workplace gift giving


As the end-of-year holiday gift-giving season approaches, you may start to stress about buying gifts for colleagues. Workplace gift giving can be tricky. You may wonder what to buy, who should receive a gift and how to go about the process of giving presents at work. Thankfully, the etiquette is less complicated than one might think. Below are the do’s and don’ts of giving gifts at work.

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Use Case for a HR System: Focus on Employees Who Focus on Customers


“Focus on the customer” is pretty much established doctrine for running an enterprise. The more market and customer data, the better. How are market segments and demographics doing? What is the state of the delivery issue to Big Customer X – as of today? For many companies, having systems that give near-real-time access to data on crucial customer matters is pretty much the way one does things to stay competitive and efficient.

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12 Attributes to Evaluate Your Organization Culture


An organization’s culture consists of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and use on a daily basis in their work. The organization culture determines how employees describe where they work, how they understand the business, and how they see themselves as part of the organization. Culture is also a driver of decisions, actions, and ultimately the overall performance of the organization.

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Investing in HR Software: How to Get Internal Buy-in

Buying HR software is a major decision. That’s why finding the right provider based on your needs and ensuring key decision makers are on board is vital. Download Paycor’s guide for tips to address common concerns across your buying committee.

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Managing Costs through Workforce Planning


Cost-cutting is a reality of organization life. Whether caused by the economy, industry dynamics, or company actions, it is something that almost all organizations face at some point. Recent concerns about a recession have brought this topic back to the forefront for many. Too often, cost-cutting decisions are still made in very qualitative or across-the-board ways that have a long-term detrimental impact on the organization.

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12 Employee Retention Strategies You Need Right Now to Delight Employees and Reduce Turnover


It is reported that almost 70% of organizations indicate staff turnover has a negative impact on their bottom line. There’s the cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding, not to mention paying other staff overtime in some cases to make up for the work not being performed by that vacant position. It all adds up to real dollars lost. Some models show that it can cost anywhere between 6 and 9 months of that employee’s salary, on average.

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How To Include Your Remote Workers In Holiday Festivities

Cornerstone On Demand

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular, offering employees a flexible schedule and saving them time and money that is usually spent on commuting. Studies show that telecommuters are more productive than their office counterparts. According to a FlexJobs report , 65% of workers believe they’re more productive at home than in a traditional office.

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Leadership Skills for 2020


Leaders at all levels often struggle to balance their many responsibilities. Constant demands on time, along with an expectation to be constantly connected can leave a leader feeling overwhelmed and burned out. This leads to issues with morale and performance. As 2019 comes to an end, this is the time to reflect on ways to improve for the year ahead.

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A Christmas fairy tale: the workplace edition


You hear a voice that you can’t quite recognize: “Oh no, not that song again!”. Curious, you open the door and everything looks so different. Normally, you’d pass quickly by the desk of your office manager, Kate, and mumble, “Good morning”. But instead of Kate, there’s someone crying. You can’t tell who he is, he’s hiding his face with his hands, while tears are running down his cheeks.

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Secrets to the Switch: Choosing the Best HR Software in 2023

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Does your organization need more productivity (and less pain) from your HR software? With the increase of technology-dependent remote work and highly sophisticated cyber threats on the rise, it's critical to successfully implement an HR platform that can help your organization see actionable information in real-time to hit all your key workforce KPIs.

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How Can You Modernize Your HR Department


New Year brings a fresh start for businesses everywhere and can provide a favorable moment for HR professionals to transform the work culture for the future. From the growth of Generation Z employees and Millennials to freelancers or gig employees, employment trends have changed the workplace in recent years. While technology advances, it seems goalposts are moving everyday-and all of these make it pivotal for teams to modernize their human resources for the long run.

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How to make accountability a core part of your workplace culture


Accountability in the workplace means that all employees are responsible for their actions, behaviors, performance and decisions.

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5 Key Elements to Look for in a Payroll Platform


Payroll and related costs can make up 50 percent – or more – of total business costs, so it’s critical to ensure you’re partnering with the right payroll platform to avoid costly errors and drive efficiency across your business. . Not only can the right payroll platform help your team stay organized, but from an employee engagement perspective, it can help make the transition from candidate to new hire seamless. .

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New overtime law: How it works and what changes for employers


First, the nuts and bolts: the FLSA overtime rule (Fair Labor Standards Act) clarifies which workers are eligible to receive payment for overtime work. Exempt employees aren’t eligible for overtime pay, while non-exempt employees are. Non-exempt employees must be paid time and a half for any hours they work that exceed the standard 40-hour work week.

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2023 HR Technology Trends: What's New and What's Next

Speaker: Ben Eubanks - Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

The world of HR has changed so much in recent years, and so have the technologies and tools that support HR and talent leaders. But frankly, keeping up with the ever-changing HR tech landscape can feel like another full-time job. That's why we're sharing with you this webinar session with Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer for Lighthouse Research & Advisory.

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The Must-Have Evergreen Leadership Skills


Leaders must navigate change daily, but the skills they use to do it are timeless. Learn the evergreen leadership skills leaders always need to be effective.

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Assessment Tools to Help You Find a Direction


According to some studies, up to 85 percent of all American workers are unhappy in their jobs and feel they could be happier elsewhere. But where? They rarely know. After going through an evaluation or assessment process, however, many decide their present situation is not so bad after all. They realize they don’t need a major change, just a few tweaks here and there.

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Is it time to energize the town-hall meeting?


With the 2020 presidential election cycle already well in motion, town halls have been in the news of late on the Democratic candidate side of the aisle. The town-hall concept is also alive and well within certain company cultures, according to the Grossman Group, which recently published a new e-book called Make the Most of Your Town Hall: 10 Ways to Unleash the Power of Your Team.

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Hiring a sales team? Avoid these 4 candidates


Do you seem to fall flat day in and day out when you hire sales reps? Hiring a sales team is no easy feat. Your candidates looked good on paper – or even seemed great in person – but once they actually started working for you, they became a walking disappointment. So what’s going on here? Maybe you didn’t catch the red flags when they came up. There are many different red flags to look for when hiring a sales rep.

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The HR Leader’s Guide to Recruiting & Hiring

62% of Paycor survey respondents say we’re in a permanent talent shortage. By 2030, we’ll see more jobs than workers (BCG).

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Time For L&D To Think Like A Marketer: How To Automate Smart Campaigns

Marketing departments have been working with smart campaigns for years now, and L&D could benefit from thinking like a marketer […]. The post Time For L&D To Think Like A Marketer: How To Automate Smart Campaigns appeared first on Looop.

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Disruptive innovation: 4 times brands disrupted their own business models

Qualtrics HR

Disruption is a big buzzword, especially in the world of tech. But what does it truly mean to be disruptive, and what’s the key to doing it well? We found that some of the best insights come from brands who disrupt their own business models. What is disruptive innovation? The term ‘disruptive innovation’ is attributed to Harvard professor of business Clayton Christiansen , who helped develop the concept in the 1990s.

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HR Recruitment Trends to Watch in 2020


Over the past few years, HR trends have shifted focus to creating a positive candidate experience, strengthening employer branding and embracing social recruitment. Each year, slight variations to these trends emerge, proof that not only are they effective, but becoming increasingly important to HR departments and the C-Suite alike. 2020 trends continue to focus on these essential elements for successful recruitment in a candidate-driven market, with a new, all-encompassing phrase that sums up t

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Do you classify employees correctly? California’s law got stricter


The AB5 bill codifies the decision of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of the company Dynamex. In general, this law makes it harder for companies to misclassify employees as ICs, and thus obliging them to provide their workers with all benefits attached to employee status by California’s Wage Orders (e.g. minimum wages, rest breaks). Please keep in mind: Workable is not a law firm.

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Upskilling HR: Future-Proof Your HR Career

Speaker: Jeanne Achille - CEO, The Devon Group

Is your HR department running around barefoot like the shoemaker's children? If so, you're on a collision course with the ever-changing realities of the workplace, which necessitate strong HR tech skills. In this webinar, we'll look at why HR should invest in learning to ensure organizational resiliency and employee retention. Consider it self-care as we discuss how to future-proof your own career through the opportunities provided by upskilling.

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Managing Millennials in the Workforce: A Multi-Generational Guide


Millennials are a fascinating subject of study in their own right. Put them alongside other generations and an unbelievably complicated set of dynamics erupt — some fantastic, others frustrating. Nowhere is this more evident than in multi-generational workforces. While today’s leaders regularly discuss the challenge of managing millennials in the workforce, few consider how each generation differs in the way they approach the challenge.

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Jason Averbook: Creating a digital mindset for a new decade of work


Do you ever look back on your New Year’s resolution (if you make them)? Do you even remember what it was? Maybe you resolve the same thing every year—either because it’s a persistent goal or because you never actually meet it. Maybe your resolution never even makes it to February. We begin every year with similarly big and lofty goals for our organizations and for HR.

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Employee Engagement Happens in Moments

Jason Lauritsen

Something really weird and awesome happened to me this morning. Knowing I had a busy day of calls and meetings today, I decided to sneak into the gym for a quick run on the treadmill before the day spun away from me. Before I share what happened next, a bit of context: Despite being a natural extrovert and preaching the importance of relationships everywhere in our lives, I am a standoffish loner at the gym.

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13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. -Charles Darwin. Darwin might not have quoted the above line with respect to business, but his words seem to echo in the business world, now more than ever. And managing people is no exception. Employee engagement is a very abstract concept. It is the “emotional connect” that an employee feels towards its organization.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.