Sat.Sep 12, 2015 - Fri.Sep 18, 2015

Add Boomerang Employees to Your Recruiting Strategy

HR Bartender

( Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions. They have just released their 2015 HR Technology Report, which reviews HR Technology advancement, adoption trends, integration and data effectiveness.

Personalize Your Applicant Screening Process for Better Results

ClearCompany HRM

The hiring process can be nerve-wracking for candidates. They can wait weeks to hear back about jobs, if at all. Good employers make the hiring process as easy on candidates as possible , and this means more than creating automatic forms.

The Power of Thinking Collectively in HR

Cornerstone On Demand

You’ve decided that it makes sense to think of your HR team as a business. You’ve done your due diligence and asked your customers about their needs, and solicited feedback on your products and services and the value they add to the business.

Using Online Team Collaboration Tools for HR Technology Projects


Written By: Bill Buttimer, HRchitect These tools are worth the effort to set them up! Of course some investment is required. Successful technology solutions need to be evaluated, acquired, socialized, taught, supported, and governed. The good news is that these steps are now much easier to do.

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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.

Work Journals Help Employees Accomplish Their Goals

HR Bartender

Journaling is the notion of keeping a written record of thoughts and experiences. For some of us, our first journaling experience might have been keeping a diary when we were younger. I know people who have kept journals during trips or sabbaticals.

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Why You Should Hire a Career Pivoter

Cornerstone On Demand

Let's say you're hiring a senior HR manager at your company. What are the chances you would interview a candidate who had been teacher, a stay-at-home mom and a communications manager in financial services? Pretty low? I thought so.

Is it time to change your Talent Acquisition System?


Written by: Jonathan Lacroix Over the years, I’ve had many discussions with clients thinking that it’s time to change their current Talent Acquisition System (TAS). But why?

Hackathon: The Answer to Your Business Challenges

HR Bartender

I’ve had a fascination for hackathons ever since the scene in The Social Network where the students were writing code (and drinking shots) to compete for jobs at Facebook. Typically, I’ve heard about hackathons in the context of recruiting.

What Pro Quarterbacks Teach Us About Employee Development

Grovo HR

The throwing motion of a quarterback is the most complex motor skill in all of sports. Hundreds of elements in the passer’s technique need to be perfect in order for the ball to reach its target. Decisions have to be made in fractions of a second.

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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.

Five Must-Have Manager Effectiveness Metrics for Engagement, Performance, and Tech Innovation Success


How to Link Workforce Metrics With Business Outcomes, Part Two. The second in a four-part series on linking workforce metrics to business outcomes, this post looks at five key metrics for manager effectiveness that will help your organization motivate talented people.

What's in a Name? 5 New Titles to Replace HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Job titles are having a moment. Business analysts call themselves “data wranglers." " Marketers are “brand defenders" and “growth hackers." " Salespeople are “customer success managers,” and the list goes on. Human resources professions are no exception to this new-title takeover — and for good reason.

Your Data Isn’t Magic – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos and The Workforce Institute have released a survey showing a changing mindset about hiring boomerang employees. Very interesting data.

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Intelligent Leadership (Book Review)


When it comes to leadership, we hear the word on a fairly consistent basis. But what does it really mean, and how do people “get” it? Awhile back I reviewed the book Talent Leadership by John Mattone and really liked it.

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.

Five Must-Have Manager Effectiveness Metrics for Engagement, Performance, and Tech Innovation Success


How to Link Workforce Metrics With Business Outcomes, Part Two. The second in a four-part series on linking workforce metrics to business outcomes, this post looks at five key metrics for manager effectiveness that will help your organization motivate talented people.

To Close the Gender Gap, Don't Disregard Our Differences

Cornerstone On Demand

There's no lack of studies linking gender balance with increased performance, innovation and creativity in organizations. Despite the mounting evidence in favor of diversity, many organizations still fail to appropriately address gender parity in the workplace.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Changes Are Coming to New York Firms with 51-100 Employees. Here is What You Need to Know About Changing Healthcare Expenses


Second of a two-part series on ACA and the finance industry In Part I of our ACA series, we discussed the significant impact that firms with 51-100 full-time employees will experience when they are. Visit site for full story. Affordable Care Act Benefits Health Care Reform Medical Benefits

Caution: Invisible Assumptions

All Things Workplace

When 300 engineers at a major East Coast utility were told to re-apply for jobs in their department as part of a major reorganization, they were livid. I've been here 18 years." (Longevity means immunity to change). "I

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.

Unpacking the “Global Customer”

Ultimate Software

I am often asked by colleagues, both inside and outside of Ultimate Software, about our “global” customers. The inquiries vary from understanding the nature of Ultimate’s global expansion and local capabilities to understanding more about the framework and challenges of a global organization. I generally ask a few clarifying questions—because, the truth is, all global organizations are not the same!

The Week in HR (9.18.2015)

Something Different

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How to Increase Your Training Impact through Business Simulations

The People Equation

This post is brought to you by Simulation Studios, specializing in creating business simulations and gamification solutions for leadership development, business acumen, and business silo reduction. See below for full disclosure.

Watson Says Multiple Channels of Recognition Mean Higher Engagement

China Gorman

Here’s what I like about whitepapers from IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute: they are short in length and long on data and context. I appreciate that they share the underlying scientific concepts within their analyses of the data from their massive WorkTrends™ survey.

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 Pro Sports Can Teach Us About Culture and Collaboration


It is hard to talk about the topic of motivation or leadership without using a quote from a famous athlete or coach. Long has the corporate world taken inspiration from professional sports to drive employee motivation and teach leadership lessons. However, many overlook the critical lessons that can be learned from a professional team’s deep-rooted collaboration and culture.

Infrogaphic Thursday: Exercise and Improving Productivity in the Workplace

Something Different

This has been a really hectic week for me, and I’ve put several other things on the backburner (including this blog) to juggle all of the balls in the air! This makes today’s infographic particularly timely. It’s always a good idea to make time to workout throughout the week.

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees


One of my first managers told me that the core of her job was to help her team be the best they can be. While those words always stuck with me, I think that mentality sometimes gets lost among the administrative details of management. Here are four simple tenets to help you re-focus on bringing out the best in your team: 1. Communicate. Communication is the most important tool in the workplace, but unfortunately, it’s the one we see companies struggle with the most.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Attract the Right Job Candidates


This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post Business blog. Much like a doctor or an attorney, being the resident HR professional in my peer group lends itself to lots of questions. One of. Visit site for full story. Hiring Recruiting hiring recruitment small business hiring tips

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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.