Sat.Apr 02, 2016 - Fri.Apr 08, 2016

What Work Should Managers Delegate

HR Bartender

I ran across this blog post on the Management Skills Blog answering the question “ What to Delegate, What to Self-Perform? ” It’s a good post but I found myself wanting more detail. Delegation is an important activity. Managers who want to be successful, must learn how to delegate effectively.

Managing Low Performers: When Enough is Enough

ClearCompany HRM

Managers are regularly faced with tough decisions. Deciding when to let someone go isn’t easy, especially if all the options haven’t been weighed and today’s growing skills gap puts every decision a manager makes under the microscope.

Understanding and Creating the Efficient Global Team


Harness Time, Teamwork, and Technology to Successfully Follow the Sun. Written by: Bill Buttimer. If you’ve participated on a global project team, you’ve likely had a few difficult experiences. If you’ve managed a global project team, you understand why it’s so difficult to do well.

How to Increase Employee Well-Being: A Surprising Solution

Brazen HR

Does this sound familiar? You rush into the office for an early meeting. You have an important project deadline in two days, but you’ve barely started the project. You get distracted by urgent emails and small fire drills all day. You even forget to eat lunch.

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.

Give #HR the Tools to Become Strategic and Successful

HR Bartender

There’s regular conversation about the need for human resources to be more strategic. And, the discussion usually mentions that HR needs to learn the business and numbers. Totally true. Successful HR pros understand their industry, company, as well as their role.

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California Becomes First State to Raise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour


California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years. In this historic move, California will have the highest. Visit site for full story. Uncategorized minimum wage increases


Message to the Best and Brightest: Change the World by Changing the Future of Work and HR


The evolving work ecosystem requires “retooling” HR issues using the best thinking from disciplines such as engineering, finance, neuroscience, marketing, operations, and supply chain.

Include Recruitment Marketing In Your Hiring Strategy [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Before I made the decision to become a consultant, I interviewed consultants. I asked their advice and they were very gracious to share best practices and lessons learned. One person told me – “Never stop marketing.”

Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Then Became an Employee Engagement Guru

What is Paul Thinking

Show of hands… how many of you like being compared to domesticated farm animals? Or even non-domesticated animals for that matter? Except for honey badgers and wolverines – those are some bad-ass animals. I’m cool if someone said I was like a honey badger or wolverine. But what about cows?

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.

5 Signs One of Your Employees is About to Quit


No company likes to deal with employee turnover. And there’s one good reason for that – hiring and training new employees is expensive. Employee replacement costs can reach as high as 50-60. Visit site for full story. Management Practices Uncategorized employee turnover

Recruit Your Tribe: How to Hire for Culture Fit

Brazen HR

One of the most important tools you have as a hiring manager is writing job posts that communicate your company culture. If done well, you can appeal to your tribe while weeding out the rest.

You Need to Take Leadership Development Beyond the Classroom

HR Bartender

Leadership skills are not developed in classrooms. Yes, leadership models and theories can be learned in classrooms. Activities and exercises can be conducted to reinforce the learning and practice. But becoming a leader doesn’t happen in the classroom.

Oops! How to Inspire Trust in the Workplace After a Mistake


Your first major mistake in the workplace has just occurred. Maybe the funding for payroll is late, or you had to make last minute changes to a team’s project without their knowledge. Either way, team buy-in is plummeting and you are not sure where you stand in the midst of things.

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.

Are You Surface Acting At Work?


While most of us aren’t professional actors, managing the emotions that we express to other people at work is par for the course. It can also be exhausting. What kind of toll does such emotion regulation take on well-being? How does it impact team functioning and culture?

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How to Instantly Have More Credibility with Your Data


One of the challenges for HR pros is not necessarily gathering data. We’re pretty good at that, since we have access to recruiting, benefits, and a host of other business practices. The hardest thing many people have trouble with is actually in the delivery.

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Hiring for Biotechnology: What Early-Stage Companies Should Look for in Vendors and Consultants


Second in a three-part series on human capital management for biotechnology companies. Please see our previous post: Hiring for Biotechnology: 5 Characteristics Early-Stage Companies Should Look for. Visit site for full story. Human Resources for the Life Sciences Industry hiring for biotechnology

Best Practices for Designing Your Open Office Floor Plan


Depending on whom you talk to, open office floor plans are either the bee’s knees or your worst nightmare. So what’s with the polarizing reputation? Open office concepts can foster a community setting, encouraging collaboration and teamwork to occur organically.

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.

6 Surprising Data Points About Recognition


Every two years, WorldatWork surveys publishes a report on trends in employee recognition. Last year’s report confirmed that recognition is still an important HR tool, with 89% of organizations having a program in place. Organizations are also recognizing employees more frequently.

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4 Steps to Build a Human Workplace


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Research points to the importance of a caring and purpose-driven culture, leadership support, and values-aligned recognition in creating a human workplace.

Employee Engagement is at Critically Low Levels


In yet another study into the dismal world of employee engagement, the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, released last week , found that across all leadership levels an average of only 36 percent of employees are “highly engaged.” ” The new study of 7,500 business and HR leaders in 107 countries also identified that social responsibility programs can enhance engagement and performance. .

[Infographic] 7 Tall Tales About Productivity: Myth or Reality?

Get Hppy

Happier people are productive, and productive people work all the time, right? That’s how they get so much done—yes? Nope, not at all: Productivity doesn’t actually have much to do with hours. In fact, there are several myths related to productivity that need some dispelling.

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.

What is a Leadership Derailer? -


At DecisionWise, we measure leadership derailers on our 360-degree feedback surveys using a separate section from the normal leadership competencies. Without a derailers section, you are probably missing important pieces of your 360-degree feedback puzzle.

Jim Hacking on the “Paul”Cast – What you wish you’d known…

What is Paul Thinking

Back on the air with another “Paul”Cast. This time we welcome Jim Hacking – an immigration and citizenship attorney in St. Louis. (I I know who I’m gonna call if I get lit up in St. Louis!). Jim joins me to talk about “time.”


DEADLINE EXTENSION: WorkHuman 2016 Essay Contest


Attention graduate and undergraduate students! You still have time to enter to win a free trip to Orlando next month! We have extended the deadline to submit entries for our WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest to this Friday, April 8th ! See the original post with contest details below.

What Your HR Manager Can (and Can’t) Accomplish with Assessments

The People Equation

“Hey Jennifer, we want to do a team building event with the XYZ personality assessment.”. Over the years, this is how many of my conversations with senior leaders have started.

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.