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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.

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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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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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The War on Talent


In our 5 Recognition Trends for 2015 eBook , we share our employee recognition insights and what your organization can do to see results. This is the second in stallment of a five-part blog series that covers each trend and its effect on employee engagement.

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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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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.

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

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

The HR Capitalist

Thought I''d share some thoughts related to the concept of mobile recruiting - which for the uninitiated, simply means that when candidates hit your careers site or jobs page, they get a mobile version of site that doesn''t make them "pinch and expand" to read it, as is the case if your careers site and jobs engine isn''t mobile-friendly.

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.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.