Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

How HR is Becoming a Science

HRExecutive

HR is becoming a proper science. Between the newfound ability to connect HR initiatives to business outcomes and the explosion of intelligent tools, technology is making it increasingly possible to understand and predict the organization and its behavior.

Dealing with difficult employees: A 5-step plan

Insperity

As a business owner, manager or HR leader, you need to be an expert at dealing with difficult employees. A difficult employee is not just a problem between one employee and another. If one person makes life difficult for the company, discontent can fester and become a major distraction. The air of dissent affects everyone and can cause a dramatic decrease in productivity and the departure of other employees.

The Reverse Performance Review: 6 Questions Every Manager Should Ask Their Teams

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published on Forbes.com, under Jeff Miller's Forbes Human Resources Council column. When I talk to my colleagues and friends about the best jobs they've ever had, they all agree on one thing: Their most memorable job was the one with the best manager.

Shannon Arvizu, Ph.D: The Science of Building Psychologically Safe Professional Relationships

15Five

Welcome back to Talk Nerdy To Me, 15Five’s academic blog series where we get nerdy, talk to the world’s best thinkers, and break down the latest academic research that you can apply to your workplace. This time around, I spoke with Dr. Shannon Arvizu on the topic of professional relationships.

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

EX = CX: Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

Ultimate Software

Julie Dodd, Chief Services Officer, Ultimate Software. “It’s It’s not an accident that the best places to work are also the places that make the most money.”.

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How Development Helps Government Organizations Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce long term has been a challenge for a number of public sector organizations. Sometimes seen as having too much bureaucracy and lower-than-average salary offerings, many have been turned away from government work.

People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

Josh Bersin

AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past , the workplace has become a highly instrumented place.

How to Hire Your First HR Staff Member (and who NOT to hire)

UpstartHR

Last week I had a great conversation with a $10M startup company about how to make their first HR hire, and I thought those ideas would be worth sharing here. Many of you are already HR leaders at your own firms, but you probably haven’t given much thought to this idea of starting up an HR function from scratch, and it’s a good discussion to have. Plus, I’d love to hear from you! What skills are most important? What would you look for if you were hiring your first HR person?

Keep Your Employees Wanting to Stay

Get Hppy

Worker turnover is one of the biggest issues confronting any smaller business. The Wall Street Journal estimates that it is more than twice the sum of the employee’s pay to deal with each instance of turnover.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Don't Fall Behind on Learning—Close the Skills Gap Today

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published on Forbes.com. As technology evolves, the skills gap — the disparity between the skills employers need to succeed and those workers actually have — keeps getting wider.

Flexible Workers Need Skills Development, Too

Allegis Global Solutions

Learning and development is a perennial challenge for companies as workers’ skills can grow stale with each passing year. In fact, one study found that the average “half-life” of a skill today is only five years. In other words, the effectiveness and impact of a skill begin to erode immediately.

10 Essential Tips for Effective 1:1 Meetings with Your Manager

Reflektive

Employees often approach 1:1 managerial meetings with dread–as indeed do many managers. At their worst, 1:1 meetings are boring, tense affairs in which nothing of consequence is discussed or accomplished. At their best, however, 1:1 meetings are opportunities to gather feedback, discuss career goals, and build rapport with your manager. DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK: The Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement Surveys.

Lessons from the Farm Book Review

The People Equation

I grew up in a farming community along the shores of Lake Michigan in the American Midwest. My grandparents were farmers. And although my folks didn’t farm, I spent a fair amount of time on my Grandpa V’s farm.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Take It From a Futurist: How Chief Ethics Officers Should Approach AI Issues

Cornerstone On Demand

In the near future, a new crop of leaders is coming to the C-Suite. Though the acronym will be familiar, the role of the CEO will soon be wildly reimagined by the era of artificial intelligence.

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Facial Recognition Technology Can Help You Stop Time Theft

nettime solutions

Companies everywhere are concerned with time theft. One of the ways that time clock fraud can happen is through “buddy punching,” when an employee clocks in or out for other employees. Facial recognition technology is designed to help you prevent buddy punching.

Wooing top tech talent: Recruiting in the Boston tech scene

Workable

A memorable Workable event on tech recruiting opened with some surprising statistics, courtesy of Culture Amp’s Joshua Bach : “10% of people [leave] within the first six months of starting a new job. And many people decide if they’re going to leave a job within the first six weeks.“.

The retooled recruiter: Driving talent acquisition value through advanced capabilities

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Bill Cleary and Nicole Brender à Brandis on May 8, 2019. The introduction of Ulrich’s new HR model almost 20 years ago changed the way business thought about HR. HR Generalists found themselves in a strange new world, suddenly expected to perform strategically as an HR Business Partner.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Office Hours: 3 Ways Work Will Change Over the Next 15 Years

Cornerstone On Demand

There's a widely-held belief that the more data your company has, the better. Data, the thinking goes, inevitably leads to insights about customers and employees that will set your company on the path to maximum profitability. But this assumption has its flaws.

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Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana. The best Tips for HR Professionals

CakeHR

Since we’re on the verge of experiencing full-blown marijuana legalization, it’s important for us, especially HR professionals to have knowledge about every aspect of it. Canada decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana on October 17 th, 2018.

Why Giving Your Employees Flexibility Improves Morale and Productivity

Employment Metrix

In a job market like today’s, where skilled workers are in high demand and employers are having a hard time filling positions, offering workplace flexibility is something to consider in order to attract top talent.

People analytics is hard & HR "data management" is your kryptonite

PeopleInsight Workforce Analytics

Recently, I had a conversation with someone who has been in the HR Tech game a long time and he was looking to learn more about people analytics. We’ll call him Charlie for purposes of this blog.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Creative and Compliant Ways to Check References

SHRM Resources

Reference checking is a necessary evil of the hiring process, but it’s fraught with challenges. There are ways, however, that reference checkers can creatively and compliantly gather meaningful information to help employers make informed hiring decisions. Employment Offers External Recruiting

How to Create an Effective Internal Communication Strategy & Plan with 13 Best Practices

Imaginasium

Developing a well-thought-out, intentional internal communications strategy and a plan to execute that strategy is critical to the success of your business. The best internal communication strategies do more than simply manage and distribute information.

HR Problems You Can Face in Real Estate Business

CakeHR

Real estate job satisfaction rate is amazing. In fact, it can be considered higher than in many other industries.

HR Tech Influencers Look to the Future of Work

HRExecutive

Influence in HR technology comes from many places, takes many forms and continues to evolve over time. When the HRE /HR Tech Conference team met over the winter to work on this Influencers list, we knew it would be important to consider all aspects of influence.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.