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News You Might Have Missed – May 31


Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well and HR industry news you might have missed. Stay tuned every few weeks as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. If Managers Aren’t Engaged, Do You Think Workers Are? Engagement is linked to productivity, retention, morale and innovation. But if your managers aren’t engaged, their direct reports won’t be, either.

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Ep 82 – Why I Joined the Advanced Group as the VP of Talent


Earlier today, you might have read or heard about a press release that went live announcing that I’ve joined the Advanced Group as their newly appointed Vice President of Strategies. I’m excited to finally share with you about my return to the corporate practitioner ranks. Episode 82: Why I Joined the Advanced Group as the VP of Talent Strategies. This podcast episode is different than the other 81 I’ve done in the past.

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What These Experts Are Saying About Employee Appreciation


When was the last time you appreciated an employee ? When Emily says “Great job Phil!” to her direct report, that might make his day (and have Emily feel great, since sharing gratitude is proven to make those on the giving end also feel happier). But is that enough to have Phil feel motivated, engaged, and truly appreciated?

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Healthcare Franchises and Maintaining Employees


Over the last few decades, the franchise business model has flourished. People are more familiar with fast food franchises (McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s), but franchises have cropped up across all industries from car care (Meineke and Les Schwab) to healthcare (Right at Home and Brightstar). The “franchisation” of healthcare is unique because it allows non-medical professionals to open, operate, and run healthcare service establishments.

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HR Playbook: How Paycor Helps You Manage Compliance Risk

There are few certainties in life. Death. Taxes. Changing compliance laws. Keeping up is a full-time job many companies can’t staff. That’s why finding the right HR provider is critical. Learn how Paycor helps you stay ahead. Download the guide today!

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Values In Consulting


Written by: Andrew Schweihs. Values have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents instilled them in me from a young age. As a youth, I was involved in the Boy Scouts and YMCA, organizations with values at the core of their foundations. As I have developed my professional career, values have been a part of all the organizations I have worked. In some cases, these values were just words on the wall or corporate jargon nobody paid attention.

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5 Examples of Common Miscommunications in the Workplace — and How to Overcome Them


Language is a beautiful yet tricky art form. Difficult to interpret at times, a little misunderstanding can turn a compliment into an act of war. Fortunately, by practicing effective communication in the workplace, we can continue to hide the nuclear missile codes and strive for office peace. Here are five examples of common miscommunications in the workplace, and how to work past them: What they say: I do all the work, and they get all the praise.

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Zenefits and the Compounding Effect of Cultural Assessment

Women of HR

Culture is one of the easiest things to blow off when it comes to organizational investment. You build it, and you just sort of place policies and procedures to make sure it works, right? When HR managers shout from the rooftops that corporate culture can be the downfall of an organization (or at the very least a huge stumbling block) if not properly cultivated and managed, we’re quite often met with an exasperated response. Not THAT again.

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The DOL's Overtime Ruling and Your Organization

ClearCompany HRM

As you have likely heard, the Department of Labor recently made a final ruling on the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime standards. This ruling will affect about 4 million employees and in turn, the organizations they work for. So how might you be affected by this new standard? We’ve compiled a few articles and resources to help you get caught up on the news and learn what lies ahead: Employment Leadership

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#SHRM16 Interview with Sodexo’s Global Chief Diversity Officer


This week I have a treat for you. I had the opportunity as part of my role on the #SHRM16 social media coverage team to interview Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer. She will be speaking at the SHRM Conference on June 20th from 2:00-3:15 in case you are interested in seeing her after reviewing this interview. Ben: Just to get the ball rolling, please tell me about yourself and what you do at Sodexo.

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Reworked CONNECT - Empowering the Modern Workforce | May 10-12, 2023, Austin, TX

Speaker: Kristine Dery, Professor of Work, Technology and Innovation, and Academic Research Affiliate at MIT-CISR; Dion Hinchliffe, Chief Technology Officer at Constellation Research

Reworked CONNECT is a must-attend conference for HR professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of work. See the latest trends, technologies, and strategies powering today's most successful workplaces. Secure your conference pass today!

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How Improving HR’s Analytics Capability Prevents Chaos Over New Overtime Rule


Today, HR leaders across the country are being asked by their C-suites and Boards if they can avoid the millions of dollars in overtime costs their organizations are now at risk of incurring — thanks to new overtime rules passed by the Department of Labor — without negatively impacting business objectives. And, in this pivotal moment, many are turning to cumbersome, error prone, insecure spreadsheets.

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5 Fun Physical Activities to Boost Your Worksite Wellness


The office life– while filled with its own adventures– is a relatively sedentary one. In fact, the average worker spends 10 hours a day sitting down per day. In addition to the discomfort of the ‘sitting life,’ inactive workers increase their odds for health risks. There’s no need to turn into a fitness guru overnight, but there are ways to incorporate small doses of physical activity to boost worksite wellness at your company. . 1 hour fitness break.

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Annual Performance Reviews Are On Their Way Out

ClearCompany HRM

You’ve probably already heard it, but there’s a growing list of companies that are ending their annual performance reviews and ranking systems and switching to a better process. About 10% of Fortune 500 companies have already made the change because they recognize that annual performance reviews are often inefficient and that managers and employees alike dread this time of year. Performance Review Employee Feedback

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When There Are No Resources For Your “Human” Resources

The Aristocracy of HR

010001000000 I completely get that there are many businesses that continue to feel the pinch financially. With that “pinch” it requires cutbacks in certain areas and in some cases across the board. One of the areas I am seeing some less than reasonable cuts in is: supplies and tools. You may be thinking that this […]. Featured Human Resources Onboarding Productivity #TAOHR Ask Czarina Business Chief Human Resources Officer Employee Morale Hiring Janine N.

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

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Join Patrick Sayers, president of Newcastle Research, to learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when switching your HR software and gain insights into the most important things companies consider on the path to a successful HR technology strategy.

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Are You a Modern Learner?

ATD Human Capital

We design learning for an increasingly diverse environment, spanning regions, ages, generations, functions, and roles. But are you a modern learner? What does it mean to be a modern learner? Picture the last time you needed new information or to learn a new skill, personally or professionally. How did you discover the answer? Chances are, you used a search engine, read articles, or watched videos until you closed your knowledge gap.

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Workforce Development Should Be Part of Your Recruiting Strategy

HR Bartender

There’s a lot of talk about the challenges of finding qualified applicants. And I realize when the conversation becomes this prevalent, it can be tempting to tune it out. But, I want to talk about something different that can impact your recruiting strategy. That’s job creation and job readiness. Both are activities that happen at your local workforce development board (also known as a workforce investment board.).

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Amended Harassment and Discrimination Rules Are Here – Starting with California


California-based employers with five or more employees must now comply with amended anti-discrimination regulations regarding the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that went into effect on April. Visit site for full story. Legal News & Compliance anti-discrimination laws

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3 Ways To Increase Workplace Safety Using Workforce Intelligence


Workplace safety is a top concern across a wide range of industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported in 2014. Whether you work in a factory or an office, occupational hazards exist across all sectors of the economy — making the prevention of safety incidents a key strategic imperative for a diverse array of organizations.

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Creating Benefits Flexibility Your Employees Will Value

Speaker: Alex Anderson - Total Rewards Strategist at Lockton Companies | Leo Tokar - President, People Solutions and Partner at Lockton Companies

Join two total rewards experts, Alex Anderson and Leo Tokar, for an in depth discussion on how your organization can implement transparent and flexible benefits and compensation plans.

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Walk and Talk Your Way to Success: The Why’s and How’s of Walking Meetings


How many times have you or your employees dreaded having to go to a meeting? Have you ever not looked forward to sitting at the same conference table or sitting in the same office you have for hundreds of other meetings? This could become a problem of the past with one of the growing trends in business: walking meetings. This type of meeting is exactly as it sounds. Instead of having a meeting in the usual office setting, the meeting takes place while walking.

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Engagement Entropy – Stop Trying to Find a Solution

What is Paul Thinking

Except for a few classes in high school and college, I’m betting you haven’t used the word entropy in a long while. If you have, you’re traveling in better circles than me. In my group the most common words we use are “does it hurt when I do this” and “do these look like bed bug bites?”. But seriously. Entropy isn’t a word that gets a lot of play in the general discussion of business and in any discussion of employee engagement. But I’m thinking it should. Stick with me here….

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Should Millennials Be Concerned About Age Bias – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

The regular conversations about generations in the workplace raise an issue for candidates, employees, and employers – age bias. It might also be a first reaction to think age bias only happens to older people. But that’s not necessarily true. Today’s reader note explains: I’m starting to look for a new job. I am 29 years old and graduated with my business degree 3 years ago. I’m concerned that my age will affect my chances of getting an entry level management job.

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Why You Should Bring More Flexibility in the Workplace


For many of us, we desire the dream workplace or our current workplace to have that little something about it. It’s different for each person – perhaps a work desk with a couch? Afternoon drinks every day? Working on the Sunday to cover for Friday off? Anything. In saying so, the main desire for most is flexibility. Most existing employees and employees to be seek for workplace flexibility. All savvy leaders know that company success lies with talent.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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Creativity for the Whole Career


By Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Ongoing creativity requires a delicate balance of specialized and diverse knowledge, which can be supported through human-focused workplace practices. It’s true that generations matter to organizations, but perhaps not in the way you might be thinking.

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The Pros and Cons of Various Retirement Plans and Why Now is the Time to Consider Offering One to Your Employees


Do you offer your employees a retirement plan? If not, now is the time to consider it. A major Gallup poll shows that retirement saving is Americans’ top financial concern. Yet almost half of. Visit site for full story. Employee Benefits Retirement benefits

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Your 5-Day Plans to Learn Popular Social Platforms

HR Bartender

Social media is defined as technology tools that allow people or companies to create, share, or exchange information. The information might be career related, ideas, personal interests, or pictures/videos. It can take place over public communities or private networks. Social media is constantly changing but there are some principles that remain universal, which is great because you can use the principles to learn the next new social media sensation.

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Four Steps to Compare Your Business Results to Employee Engagement -


Organizations struggle to quantify the impact engaged employees have on business results. Intuitively, it’s a no-brainer– engaged employees cost less and produce more. It’s that simple. Many studies and reports support that hunch: engaged companies have stronger levels of profitability, and retain their employees. Download Employee Engagement Survey Sample. So, why do most organizations have difficulty quantifying that impact? Much of it is because of the process.

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What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.