Sat.Oct 17, 2020 - Fri.Oct 23, 2020

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Working Towards Mindfitness: The Curious Mind

Cornerstone On Demand

We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney One of the greatest blessings for a curious person is that they will never get bored! In fact, the benefits of curiosity don’t just stop there; curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social and even health benefits.

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Employers make ‘remarkable’ pivot to virtual hiring


Employers are turning to virtual hiring and onboarding due to COVID-19 —and many plan to continue post-pandemic due to its success, according to a new study. Three-quarters (75%) of 2,800 senior managers surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half say their companies conducted remote interviews and onboarding sessions during the pandemic. More than 60% implemented these practices only since the pandemic began, and 12% did so before COVID-19 started.

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a tale of two companies

Ask a Manager

I want to highlight two very different approaches by employers that were described in the comments on one of last week’s letters. The first : My friend just texted me and her office is doing “pants and shoes checks” before Zoom meetings to make sure people are complying with the dress code 100% even if you only see 50% of the outfit. Another was just told that her staff need to have workspaces that have dedicated offices and if they don’t have them in their current residences they are supp

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Is a career in HR right for you?

HR Digest

If you are looking for a profession where you can help people, is the right place for extensive professional growth, have a varied pool of tasks, have a flexible working schedule, then the HR professional job role is best for you. . Reasons to Work in Human Resources. Human resources or HR, as it is popularly known, is a profession that is valued among the topmost of the list of best careers.

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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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How HR Leaders Can Connect Processes and Facilitate Continuous Learning

Cornerstone On Demand

2020 has continued to pose challenges for organizations. Lockdowns have caused decreased revenues, work from home orders have caused blind spots, and companies have been striving to stay connected. However, as things return to normal, businesses need to be ready to hit the ground running. In this, your employees need to be ready for whatever challenge presents itself.

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IRS to Require Reporting of ICHRAs on Tax Forms for 2020

ACA Times

2 minute read: An Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) can be beneficial for employers and employees alike. According to, employers can “control costs by providing defined non-taxed reimbursements to employees for qualified health insurance costs.” Employees, in turn, can choose the individual health insurance coverage that works for them and their families.

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10 Employee Incentive Programs to Engage Your Team


Has your workforce ever suffered from a lack of engagement ? Perhaps your team members were experiencing burnout after a difficult stretch, or maybe they appeared less motivated than usual. If so, you probably saw the effects in the form of greater turnover ? especially among your top performers ? and lower productivity across your organization. Disengagement is cropping up at many companies, and can stem from overexhaustion, ineffective management, or misalignment throughout an organization.

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Announcing the 2020 Cornerstone RAVE Award Winners

Cornerstone On Demand

On behalf of the Cornerstone team, I’m excited to share details about this year’s Cornerstone RAVE Award winners. RAVE stands for Remarkable Achievements and Visionary Elites, a designation to recognize and honor organizations that have developed and implemented innovative approaches to using our solutions. Since our first-ever virtual, global conference, Cornerstone Convergence , brought together our expanded community of both Cornerstone and Saba customers, our awards program too honors the a

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The Future of Recruiting: 6 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Transform Hiring

Linkedin Talent Blog

Recruiting today looks radically different than it did just a year ago. Accelerated by COVID-19 and the movement for racial justice, changes that were expected to take years are happening instead in months. Virtually recruiting remote workers is the new norm for many. Internal mobility and upskilling programs are being built out, many for the first time.

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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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Employee feedback management and its importance for employee engagement


You already know you need feedback from your employees, that’s no secret. They’re your best chance at ensuring your employees are satisfied, finding more efficient ways to work, and generally streamlining your operations. But simply setting up a system for taking in their feedback isn’t enough. To transform what your employees are telling you into something actionable and intelligent, you need to manage that feedback.

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How to communicate company culture changes: Recruitment marketing tips


But right after the first interview runs, you realize that the majority of interviewees are confused about your new workplace setup. You receive questions such as: Is remote permanent or temporary for this role? Are you planning to reopen the office? How do teammates socialize working from distributed areas? And this is not an uncommon scenario these days.

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How to Virtually Network When Job Searching Like a Pro on LinkedIn


Did you know that some of the best job opportunities are obtained through networking? Sometimes before jobs are even posted online, they can be filled either internally or through a referral from trusted employees. Now, more than ever, you need to stay connected with your own network, especially if you’re job searching during these uncertain times. .

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How To Make Radical Candor Your New Workplace Norm


How To Make Radical Candor Your New Workplace Norm. Blog. Radical candor is the “Goldilocks Zone” of feedback. Not direct enough, and you’ll find yourself stuck in the weeds with the person you’re trying to help. But too direct, and you’ll seem like a jerk. Kim Scott, best-selling author behind Radical Candor , is at the forefront of conversations about empathy’s role in the workplace.

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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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COVID & the employee experience – leadership lessons from McKinsey research


What can be learnt from the way leadership in has responded to the pandemic so far? What insights do we have that.

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What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. An organization thriving in workplace diversity has employees with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives and has policies to ensure people aren’t discriminated against due to those differences.

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10 Alternatives to All Those Video Meetings (Because Zoom Fatigue Is Real)

The Muse

If you’re tired and stressed by all the video calls you’re having, try to pivot and use these meeting alternatives instead.

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October 2020: The Trainual New Feature Roundup


October 2020: The Trainual New Feature Roundup. Blog. We’ve been heads down, focusing on a hot new integration that will roll out in November. (Hint: You wouldn’t use this integration if you’re slacking on your work!). But don’t think that means we have nothing for you! This month, we introduced a few new features to simplify your experience. And gave some extra attention to Trainual’s advanced settings – so you can take control of your team’s training. ??

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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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OSHA Announces COVID-19 Employer Fines

HR Workplace Services

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has cited 112 establishments for coronavirus violations (through October 15, 2020) with fines totaling $1,603,544. Among the most common violations cited by OSHA, were the following “ failures”: to report a virus-related injury, illness or fatality. to implement a written respiratory protection program. to provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, training on proper respirator use (and/or personal protective equi

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HR Tech Number of the Day: average HR tech budgets


$483: The average amount that employers spent on HR technology per employee per year. Most employers spend roughly $40 per employee per month on HR technology and services this year, according to new research from Valoir and HRE. More than a quarter of HR professionals (27%) reported an increase in HR technology budgets since the beginning of 2020. The majority of HR pros (61%) said budgets remained unchanged since the beginning of the year, and 12% reported a cut in tech budgets.

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The CDC’s Definition of 15 Minutes Just Changed

Evil HR Lady

At the beginning of the school year, one of my siblings shared the absolutely brilliant idea his children’s school had: Have the kids get up and run around the classroom every 14 minutes so that no one sat next to anyone for 15 minutes. Therefore, no one would meet the quarantine criteria for exposure if someone tested positive! Incredibly brilliant and also possibly the stupidest thing I’ve heard during this pandemic.

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How to run an awesome Q&A in your next presentation

Take It Personel-ly

You have a big presentation coming up, and you know there will be a question-and-answer portion following the speech. The organiser has even suggested that there will be a roving microphone and you may have to answer questions throughout your presentation. The unpredictability of this situation can make even the best speakers nervous. None of […].

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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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[#WorkTrends] How AI is Reinventing Talent Management


How will AI transform talent management? How will it impact talent acquisition? One of the biggest challenges in talent management today? Enabling our employees to develop within our organizations — […]. The post [#WorkTrends] How AI is Reinventing Talent Management appeared first on TalentCulture.

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Benefits news you may have missed: Oct. 19-23


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images). 7 open enrollment tips for 2020 : Open enrollment is always an important time for benefit and HR leaders. But during the pandemic, the annual event is even more vital than ever because of the important role benefits play during such a tumultuous time. That means it’s imperative for employers to capitalize on the increased opportunity and to prioritize open enrollment and step up their efforts to best inform employees and help them make the right decisions.

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Protecting Your Employees from Rising Fraudulent Unemployment Claims


During any crisis, there are those who seek to take advantage of it. That is again the case with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a surge of unemployment claims. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in the number of fraudulent claims in Illinois and across the country. In fact, during just the last few weeks, we have seen claims filed for nearly 15 worksite employees who are employed and working normally.

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9 Fun Employee Tributes We Saw on Certification Nation Day

Great Place to Work

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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.