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3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this note from a reader recently. I don’t know about you, but this reader seems to bit at their wit’s end. . Some of us have had our positions downgraded by a colleague who (in our opinion) shouldn’t even be doing our performance reviews because he has no idea what our roles are!

Organizational Values from Onboarding to Walking Out the Door

ClearCompany HRM

New employees can bring a slew of new ideas to the table. Integrating the best of these ideas into the company’s processes can only happen after the new employee fully understands the culture and values within the organization.

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5 Ways to Build a Web 3.0 Talent Community

Cornerstone On Demand

Job seekers who want to send a resume and cover letter to Zappos for open positions are in for a surprise. The e-retailer removed job postings from its career page.

What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated. Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we live in today.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Companies Are Not Prepared for Aging Workers

HR Bartender

According to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management , companies are not prepared for dealing with an aging workforce. Only one-third of companies are actually examining their policies and practices to address this issue.

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3 Signs Your Company Culture Isn’t as Inclusive as it Could Be

Cornerstone On Demand

Surprisingly, Merriam-Webster Dictionary's 2014 Word of the Year wasn't "selfie" or "twerking." " Rather, it was something with a little more gravitas: "culture."

How ConAgra Foods Drove HR Transformation With Analytics-Driven Planning

Visier

When a company acquires another business, bringing the two workforces together is the single most challenging undertaking of the entire project. This is a lesson I learned during my tenure as a senior executive at Business Objects and Symantec, where I led several strategic acquisitions.

Building a Solid Foundation for Success – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

A couple of years ago, I officially made the switch from coffee to tea. Since then, I’ve become a total tea snob. Yes, I admit it. I have my preferred tea blends, tea equipment, and tea preparation method. My tea routine has become a little joke around the house.

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How to Avoid Accidentally Sending Emails

UpstartHR

Did I really just send that? Let me check my sent items. Yes, I did. Aaaggghhhhhh. Maybe they won’t see it. Who am I kidding? They are looking at it right now. Sigh.

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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!

Weekly Must Reads: Giving Back to Keep Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

The week's top stories on the human side of talent management. In an industry with notoriously high attrition rates, Indian tech firms may have found the key to keeping employees around longer: giving back to the local community.

Values Are Universal; Behaviors Are Local

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Corporate values define how an organization will succeed in the marketplace, but the desirable behaviors underlying those values may change depending on local cultural or job-related needs.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Google+

HR Bartender

Quick recap: I think we all know that social media isn’t going away. But it can be a challenge to really understand how social media can help our professional lives. We attend a conference and someone says, “download this app!”

The Benefits of a Structured New Leader Transition Process

The People Equation

Do you remember what your first day on the job was like as a new leader? Was it a chaotic blur of new names and faces? Did you attend a jam-packed orientation session, with stacks of paperwork?

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

A Blueprint for a More Human Workplace

WorkHuman

The workplace is undergoing a profound shift. I doubt that is news to anyone who reads us here, but for those who have been in the workplace as long as I have, it is still pretty stunning to see some of the recent changes.

Optimizing the Office Environment: The Basics of an Ergonomic Workstation

CultureIQ

Fun and innovative office designs seem to be popping up every day. However, in the midsts of this hype around trendy workspaces, it’s important to not ignore the basics of an ergonomic workstation. A proper workstation affects employee productivity as well as their comfort and safety.

'Where we're going, we don't need roads'

Allegis Global Solutions

Bruce Morton''s upcoming whitepaper will explore the transformation of the workforce through Artificial intelligence

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Analyzing Human Performance: Part 1

ATD Human Capital

Analyzing human performance is the art and science of discovering what drives the current performance level, and applying the correct solutions to achieve the desired performance level.

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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.

Can Uber-Like "Surge Pay" for Call Center Workers at Zappos Work?

The HR Capitalist

My friend Paul Hebert has a nice post up on Surge Pay for Call Center workers at Zappos, a concept that''s built on the surge pricing model at Uber, the ride sharing service.

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The Employee Net Promoter Score: The What, the Why, the How

CultureIQ

What it Measures. The Net Promoter® Score (NPS®) is a concept pioneered and trademarked by Bain & Company, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Fred Reichheld.

Key Drivers & Changes in New Ways of Working

China Gorman

'“New Ways of Working,” a report released last month by The B Team and Virgin Unite , offers up some provoking insights by businesses and The People Innovation Network (a group of 30+ global businesses passionate about re-defining work) on better ways of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet. The report explains the key drivers that are changing the way we work, and the key changes resulting from those drivers. These “key drivers” for new ways of working should likely come at no surprise, as they are: The Tech Revolution (allowing us to work anytime/anywhere, massively redefining scale, and creating new ways to problem solve), Global Changes (population growth, climate change/resource degradation, megacities and shifting economic powers) and the Multi-Generational Workforce (Millennials expected to make up 50% of the workforce by 2020; mature workers staying in the workforce longer than ever). However while these key drivers may come as no surprise, some of the key changes resulting from these drivers (and their implications) may not be as obvious, making this report a great read for anyone interested in workplace trends and organizational culture. Let’s explore a few key changes…. One key change will be the need for organizations to adopt a “life-long growth” mentality about skills and talent vs. traditional qualification based, fixed ability concepts. The B Team describes this as a shift from a push model of learning to a pull model of learning. Where traditionally organizations have employees engage in training and development programs where skills development is “pushed,” today’s generation source skills and knowledge as needed by leveraging technology (search engines and MOOC’s – massive online open courses). For the younger workforce traditional methods of training and development will quickly seem antiquated/unnatural and future training will move towards a continuous process versus planned or remedial courses. The B Team cites Charles Jennings’s book The 70:20:10 Frame Work Explained as an example of this approach, which considers that 70 percent of learning comes from doing tasks on the job, 20 percent from other people’s feedback and peer-to-peer learning, and 10 percent from formal training. As training and development shifts to a more continuous process, it’s likely that employees will also desire more continuous feedback, talking performance at an annual review will no longer cut it. The B Team also anticipates that the sharing economy in tandem with increasingly people-centric organizations will see mentoring as a major part of skills development in the future. Mentoring is a significant way to empower employees, and in the multi-generational workforce it won’t be traditional one-way mentoring. Young employees will mentor older colleagues (as much as the other way around), mentors may not even belong to the same organizations, and as CSR continues to increase in importance, the mentorship of students at schools and colleges by organizations will also increase. “Tearing Up the Org Chart” is another interesting key change that The B Team’s report looks into. In the past, organizations have assumed a one-size-fits-all, top-down structure to be the most efficient but this is already changing, with the evolving workforce exposing new methods of information sharing and collaboration. While The B Team’s report cautions that we’re still not at a point where traditional hierarchical organizations no longer exist, forward-thinking companies are already changing shape and flattening out, allowing better channels for innovation, decision making, and making sure everyone’s voice is heard. For most organizations “Flattening” won’t mean removing all structure, but certainly giving employees more ways and power to communicate and make decisions across the company. The report offers a radical example of flattening – building a Holacracy, a model being implemented now by Tony Hseih at Zappos. This is defined as a distributed authority system that uses a set of rules to knit the empowerment of individual employees into the core of an organization. Teams organize themselves by using regular task and governance meetings to identify backlogs and conflicts and employees find which projects need their support based on their agreed job role, not by their job title or by being assigned projects. A final key change that I’ll mention from the report is “Minding the Gap,” an important point that may be considerably less discussed than others among the ways technology is re-shaping work. The workforce of the future envisions a huge demand for high-skilled tech talent, and not everyone can fill this role. This presents a troubling opportunity for the disparity between “good” and “bad” jobs to grow rapidly and leave little middle ground. It will be essential for organizations to innovate to make sure this chasm doesn’t widen. Ideas must work to not just make “good jobs” great, but to reframe roles around people versus accepting the trade-off between low prices and good jobs. The B Tem sums it up well: “As businesses get ever-more Purpose-driven, making sure the benefits and innovations they offer filter down to all levels of the workforce will become essential.”. Make sure to check out Team B’s full report to learn about more key changes in the ways of people and work and organizations. China Gorman Data Point Tuesday Professional Development The B Team The People Innovation Network Virgin Unite'

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Learning New Words Makes Your Employees Happy

ATD Human Capital

Research findings on language acquisition, neuroscience, and linguistic principles—and their implications—will be outlined in this series of posts for ATD’s Human Capital Community of Practice. Click here to read full version

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.

I Spent Last Week in Florida, And…

UpstartHR

I spent last week at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Conference, and it was an incredible event. Yes, I’d say that even if I wasn’t working for Brandon Hall Group. :-) I wanted to take time today to share a brief summary so you can get a sense of what was discussed, since most of you couldn’t be there. I wrote about several sessions from the conference, and you can find notes and links to the full articles below.

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4 Ways to Increase Project Success with Planning

EDSI

Written by Jennifer Giannosa - Senior Consultant with EDSI Consulting jgiannosa@edsisolutions.com & As a fresh graduate with ample energy and excitement, I was eager and ready to prove myself to the world.

The Power of Thanks * Read All about It in Our Latest Book

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Appreciation, recognition and praise are powerful means to engage and energize today’s modern workforce. That’s the power of “thanks.”

Organizational Turnover Paranoia: What David Ogilvy Would Do?

The HR Capitalist

I''m plowing through a book from Advertising giant David Ogilvy called Confessions of an Advertising Man. Ogilvy was considered the "father of advertising" and a creative genius by many of the biggest global brands.

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.