Sat.Jul 09, 2016 - Fri.Jul 15, 2016

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Two Truths and a Lie about Employee Engagement


We’re all familiar with this game, right? Often played at parties, it’s a great way to get to know someone or learn new things about old friends. Let’s apply it to increasing employee engagement , something that still eludes many HR leaders. Below we’ll share three stats that have come from news articles within the last few weeks. Then, it’s up to you to choose which two are true and which one is false.

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How To Use Recruiting Tactics to Hire The Best Candidates

Spark Hire

The hiring process is a big deal. Sorting through applications, setting up interviews, and undergoing the interview process all to hopefully find the perfect candidate is time-consuming, yet essential to keep your company moving forward. How do you engage top candidates and avoid not-so-great ones? A 2016 Connexys survey found 74 percent of HR decision makers said the scarcity of talent is only increasing.


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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals


Happy Friday. Each week, with the help of HRmarketer Insight software , our researchers compile a sampling of mergers & acquisition, funding and partnership announcements from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Sign-up for our weekly What’s Hot in HR newsletter to get these weekly updates via email. M&A.

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How HR Can Recruit for IT Departments of the Future


I’ve written a lot about Millennials and the massive impact they are having on the future of work. The largest generation in today’s workforce, they are the generation perfectly matched to ride the wave of digital technology and mobility that came of age more or less at the same time they did, and they’ve helped turn traditional business practices on its ear.

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Investing in HR Software: How to Get Internal Buy-in

Buying HR software is a major decision. That’s why finding the right provider based on your needs and ensuring key decision makers are on board is vital. Download Paycor’s guide for tips to address common concerns across your buying committee.

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Report highlights employers’ biggest concerns: ACA, new bias claims and OT regs

HR Morning

What’s keeping C-level execs up at night? Just a few small concerns like the new overtime rules, a likely increase in bias claims based on sexual orientation, the Affordable Care Act and the threat of workplace violence. . Those are the takeaways from the 2016 Executive Employer Survey from Littler, the giant employment law firm. The fifth annual survey, completed by 844 in-house counsel, human resources professionals and C-suite executives from some of America’s largest companies, examine

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How Your Employees Can Play a Part in Social Media Recruiting

Cornerstone On Demand

In my last post , I discussed how social media can be used to identify, engage with and hire talent. But another important aspect of social media recruiting is growing your presence once you get online. Like everything else, your social media presence needs an accelerator or advocate to help it grow. And lucky for you, the best resource you have to take your social media recruiting to the next level sits right in front of you (or at least in the same building): your employees.

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The Real Cost of a Bad Hire


Red Adair, the renowned oil fighter who rose to prominence in the ‘50s and ‘60s once stated, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Although this quote comes from a time and profession far removed from those in which we operate today, the message may hold more truth now than ever before.

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13 Experts Who Inspire Us to Fight for a Better Candidate Experience

ClearCompany HRM

4 Things Philz Coffee Does to Create a Memorable Candidate Experience by Sid Lipsey ( @SidLipsey ). See how this San Francisco-based coffee house, frequented by Mark Zuckerberg, provides a one-of-a-kind candidate experience that makes applicants come running! One of their most notable differences is that they actually record the interviews to see how well the interviewer aligned with the Philz brand.

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Exit Interviews Can Be a Recruiting Tool – 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. Congratulations to The Workforce Institute at Kronos , a think tank that helps organizations drive performance, for reaching the 500 blog post milestone ! Enjoy the post.). It’s time to shed the perception that exit interviews are simply an activity where employees say negative things about the company and their manager.

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Secrets to the Switch: Choosing the Best HR Software in 2023

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Does your organization need more productivity (and less pain) from your HR software? With the increase of technology-dependent remote work and highly sophisticated cyber threats on the rise, it's critical to successfully implement an HR platform that can help your organization see actionable information in real-time to hit all your key workforce KPIs.

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Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It


As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market. While the race to out-innovate with new ideas and products fuels the technology industry at large, the competition between companies is fought most pervasively as on the talent front lines. Innovation and ideas come from people, and being able to attract, retain, and develop the best people creates the real competitive advantage. 90% of technology CEOs are conf

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PenFed Credit Union Offers INTOO Transition Solution to 1.4 M Members

Intoo USA

PenFed, one of the largest credit unions in the country, announced today that it will provide its entire membership with free access to PenFed Career Connect — a complete online job search assistance and career transition platform powered by Intoo (formerly CareerArc Outplacement). PenFed’s member-wide provision of Intoo’s career assistance technology is the first of its kind in the financial services industry.

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Lessons from User Experience to Apply to Your Candidate Experience

ClearCompany HRM

As the web continues to dominate every waking second of our lives, the proliferation of job titles and entire departments under the umbrella of “user experience” has grown dramatically. After all, if we’re going to spend most of our time on a computer or a mobile phone, or engaging with some sort of device, it’s crucial to work with people who can make that experience, simpler, more effortless, and easier for the user.

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Are Learning Goals Better Than Performance Goals

HR Bartender

Not all goals are the same. That was a big takeaway for me from this year’s WorkHuman conference, hosted by Globoforce. Maybe on some level I knew this, but speaker Caroline Adams Miller really made me focus on the topic by discussing the difference between performance and learning goals. Performance goals are ones that focus on an outcome. The outcome (or goal) is based on performance.

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2023 HR Technology Trends: What's New and What's Next

Speaker: Ben Eubanks - Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

The world of HR has changed so much in recent years, and so have the technologies and tools that support HR and talent leaders. But frankly, keeping up with the ever-changing HR tech landscape can feel like another full-time job. That's why we're sharing with you this webinar session with Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer for Lighthouse Research & Advisory.

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How the Fogg Behavior Model Can Drive Change & Revolutionize Your Team


Change is the norm. New technologies and systems are popping up left and right, and it feels like the focus has shifted from mastery to “keeping up.” The same fast pace applies to your company culture– being strategic about your culture requires you to keep up with the evolving needs of your team and customers. As the leader, this puts you in a tough spot.

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Ultimate Team Moments — All This Summer from Rio

Ultimate Software

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are fast approaching, and soon, extraordinary athletes from across the globe will strive for gold. But much like in business, great success in sports often comes from great teamwork. That’s why Ultimate Software has partnered with Team USA to bring you the Ultimate Team Moments from the Rio games. Throughout the summer, we’ll share special reports from Rio that highlight America’s greatest competitors in several sports—from sailing to volleyball—and capt

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Take me to the pilot… Good Incentive Design

What is Paul Thinking

Incentive programs are sometimes more art than science. I think that is due to a variety of studies that contradict each other and gurus who do the same. That tension creates “gray” areas and they get filled with the “art” part of the design. The contradiction starts with the “incentives destroy intrinsic motivation” camp – which can happen if you focus on rewarding already intrinsically motivated behaviors (why would you do that anyway?).

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Identifying Team Engagement – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked often about individual engagement. But what about teams? That’s what this reader note is all about. Hi Sharlyn. What are the most important questions a company should ask to know if the team is engaged? What are the tale-tell signs that company should look out for on disengagement? I think this is a great question. So much of the work we do involves teams.

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The HR Leader’s Guide to Recruiting & Hiring

62% of Paycor survey respondents say we’re in a permanent talent shortage. By 2030, we’ll see more jobs than workers (BCG).

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Wage Theft Laws: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business


With increasing frequency, states are adopting “wage theft” bills. Because of this, TriNet has made the move to protect our clients by having worksite employees (WSEs) authorize their payroll. Visit site for full story.

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Transforming Data into Action Yields Bottom-Line Results

Ultimate Software

We know people are a key differentiator in business. That means businesses are incredibly focused on talent. Recruiting, engaging, and retaining talent are the top issues facing organizations , according to last year’s Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report. In order for organizations to hire and retain the talent they need to accomplish their business goals, human resources professionals need to be in a position to educate and inform senior management about what’s taking place both with em

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Purpose-Driven Companies Are Driving The New Economy


As 2015 came to an end, The Atlantic published an article entitled, 2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being. Indeed for many of us things are better than ever — so good, in fact, that more and more of us have an opportunity to seek the highest levels of personal fulfillment — even at work. While things are looking better on average, plenty of people are still suffering.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: HR Edition


Want to be a true HR leader within your business? Learn to influence others. When you think about it, there are few decisions that HR makes with ultimate authority. A significant portion of what we accomplish comes through the influence, coaching, and guidance of our peers, executives, and staff. I’d even go so far as saying that the majority of what we are proud of as HR leaders comes from what we accomplish without making the final decision ourselves.

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Upskilling HR: Future-Proof Your HR Career

Speaker: Jeanne Achille - CEO, The Devon Group

Is your HR department running around barefoot like the shoemaker's children? If so, you're on a collision course with the ever-changing realities of the workplace, which necessitate strong HR tech skills. In this webinar, we'll look at why HR should invest in learning to ensure organizational resiliency and employee retention. Consider it self-care as we discuss how to future-proof your own career through the opportunities provided by upskilling.

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How to Build a Successful Culture


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – Successful cultures depend on clearly defined values and aligned, measurable behaviors, both of which are positively influenced through social recognition. Culture can be a tricky thing. The majority of companies have one, whether it is the one they intended to have or not. The intentional versions require active management and the coordination of several moving parts across the organization, attributes that make them somewhat rare according to a recent article

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Help Managers Become Better Leaders—#PeopleFirstPodcast Episode 2

Ultimate Software

Bonus giveaway: If you love this podcast episode and would like to join our VIP Podcast Community, tweet us at #PeopleFirstPodcast or leave a comment below. One lucky responder will receive one of our brand new podcast shirts! Thank you for listening. “As senior leaders in the HR and business community, what should human resources professionals know about developing managers into better leaders?

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Scavenger Hunts as an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Build Teamwork

The People Equation

Business professionals enjoying a team-building scavenger hunt. This post is brought to you by Strayboots , a company that provides customized mobile-enhanced scavenger hunts for corporate team-building events. See below for full disclosure. When you were a kid, did you ever participate in a scavenger hunt at a birthday party? There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt, trying to find obscure items and be the first team back to “home base” to show your spoils.

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What is the Employee Experience? - DecisionWise


Pokemon Go is the rage right now. I knew nothing about it, and so I slinked around the internet trying to figure out why my neighbors were walking around the parking lot like dazed zombies with their noses glued to their phones. I then played it cool and acted like I was up to speed the entire time by throwing around terms like “gyms” and making sure my co-workers knew that the plural of Pokemon was still Pokemon. .

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.