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.

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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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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.

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.

Why is “Male” the Baseline? Rethinking Leadership Success

Visier

“He’s gotta be strong! And he’s gotta be fast! And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight!”. You may recognize these familiar lines from Bonnie Tyler’s early 80’s hit, “Holding Out for a Hero.”

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.

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!

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.

Candidates Sound Off on Recruitment Processes

Engage2Excel

Candidate Experience has emerged as the buzz-worthy term of choice among thought leaders in recruiting. In today’s highly competitive market for talent, creating better candidate experiences can reduce your drop-out rate.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.“.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Of Women & Work

HR Examiner

“It’s time to rethink our time, our work, our days, our values, and how we want to spend our lives. It’s time to design our relationships with our fears, our jobs, our families, our companies, and each other, in richer and more interesting ways.” ” – Heather Bussing.

Creating a green workplace

Take It Personel-ly

Many people want their business to be green, sustainable, and align with their values. The challenge is that many business owners are unsure of how to do that, or where to start. Fortunately there are many green initiatives that you can adopt in the office that will make a difference.

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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.