Sat.Mar 07, 2015 - Fri.Mar 13, 2015

6 Things I Learned Writing a Book

HR Bartender

I have wanted to write a book for years. I’ve been talking about it longer than I’ve been consulting. Well, patience paid off. I’ve finished my first book – Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers. Yippee! I don’t have a firm publish date just yet but you can pre-order a copy here.

Better Hiring Through Mobile: Why You Need a Mobile Application Process [Part 1]

ClearCompany HRM

If you’re looking to make better hires, get them in the door more efficiently, and do it all on budget, you should first recognize one of the biggest ways employers aren’t reaching applicants: Mobile.

Star Employees Aren't Always Management Material – And That's Okay

Cornerstone On Demand

My colleague once shared a story about managing that I will never forget.

Why Extend HR Data to Business Leaders?


If your job is to run an HR function, you likely encounter this challenge on a regular basis: It is often the managers and department heads who make decisions that impact the results of key programs, such as retention and recruitment.

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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.

Make Your Next Employee Event “Instagrammable”

HR Bartender

Now that the holidays are well behind us and we’ve recovered from party season, I want to talk about human resources and employee parties. In many organizations, human resources is responsible for planning company parties.

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Skills-Based Volunteering Boosts Engagement: 3 Ways to Make It Work

Cornerstone On Demand

Corporate volunteer opportunities often involve hands-on activities that require little to no skill: With time and a swift orientation, most employees can serve dinner at a soup kitchen, weed a community garden or organize donations at a homeless shelter.

Signs of a Learning Culture

ATD Human Capital

How do you know your organization has a learning culture? What do you see people doing? How are people learning? Here are 16 signs to indicate if your organization is making progress. Click here to read full version

Never Mess With an Employee’s Paycheck – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

People who are part of the payroll process have a tough job. There’s an expectation that payroll will be processed perfectly. Not within a margin of error. Perfectly! Employees expect to see exactly what they have earned.

Better Hiring Through Mobile: Ads to Engage, Brands to Inspire [Part 2]

ClearCompany HRM

So now you’re convinced you need a better mobile application experience. But where do you start?

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.

Where Can HR Have the Biggest Business Impact in 2015?

Cornerstone On Demand

It’s March, but it’s never too late to be evaluating your 2015 goals as an HR leader. We are all bombarded through the trade press, solution provider marketing, The Tweets, and our professional associations with the latest-and-greatest in HR process and practice.

Top 10 Conversations with Employees (Seriously)


Fun, happy, and crazy employees make this job awesome. I absolutely love this profession, but we have some interesting challenges in front of us. On one hand, HR really wants to be strategic. On the other, we deal with unbelievable people issues. The variety really keeps us on our toes!

Your Competency Model – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader question addresses a dilemma many of us face: time versus results. I’m a manager in the sales department. Our company does not have a competency model in place, but we want to offer some skills training for our sales managers.

Who Really Cares About Employer Branding?

China Gorman

In a recent report by Universum, a tactical view of how organizations are attracting talent and combating problems is given with some fresh insight.

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.

The Hidden Costs of Ignoring Your Talent Management Strategy

Cornerstone On Demand

Building and maintaining a successful company hinges on having the right people to execute projects and drive results. People, we hear time and again, are your company's most valuable asset.

4 Ways to Build Leadership Trustworthiness

The People Equation

Research shows a strong link between employee engagement, management ethics and employees’ trust in their leaders. No surprise, right? As a leader, you’ve got all the easy bases covered: don’t lie, steal or cheat.

Leaders Connect Visually

All Things Workplace

Influential people create compelling images. But of what ? Of the benefits those around them will gain from the ideas they propose. They take time to let us know what we''ll see, hear, and feel. You can do this, too.

24 Things I Learned about Behavioral Science This Weekend


I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a nerd of many facets. Recently I listened to an episode of Freakonomics on behavioral science and really enjoyed it, so I listened to it all over again, took notes, and created lessons for you guys from them since it was just that good. Enjoy! We need to make it safe to have conversations others won’t naturally have. That’s how you make innovation an integral part of what you do, not an after the fact, bolt-on, clunky process.

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.

Facing a Dearth of 'B Team' Talent, Governments Give Thanks, Stakes and Purpose

Cornerstone On Demand

State governments across the U.S. are facing a common HR problem: They lack a strong “B team," or trained and experienced employees who are ready to replace soon-to-retire veterans and move into leadership roles.

Why Leaders Must Go Beyond Strategy to Grow Their Business

The People Equation

Research indicates that once a company grows beyond the entrepreneurial phase, new leadership traits are needed to continue along the growth curve.

3 Benefits of CEO Video Messages for Social Recognition Programs


by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! Video messages powerfully communicate passion along with important messages, especially when delivered by top executives. One of the best parts of my job is the creative work I get to do with our customers around change management, communications and training.

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Mobile Recruiting - You Need It, But Results May Vary.

The HR Capitalist

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.

Great Expectations: Move Past Preconceptions and Forge a Healthy Partnership

ATD Human Capital

Knowledge and learning teams need to recognize their limiting expectations and learn to exceed them. Click here to read full version

New Series – Your First 100 Days as a Leader

The People Equation

Most leadership transition experts agree that the first 100 days of a leader’s tenure sets the tone for one’s leadership effectiveness. I wrote a new series for the leadership category of the HR page.

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Lessons from “Best Companies to Work For”


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Great companies are great only because of the people in them. Yesterday on Compensation Café, I shared three commonalities experienced by companies that appear on Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list: Better stock performance. Higher retention of top employees.

TED, Prezi and the Art of Not Sucking at Presentations.

The HR Capitalist

This is a rant on presentations. Here''s some notes that constitute the start of this RANT: 1.

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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.