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Are Companies Obligated to Write Reference Letters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I mentioned in my #SHRM16 wrap-up that I spoke at a pre-conference workshop on social media strategies. This question came up at the workshop and someone else asked it on HR Bartender just a few days ago. It’s obviously a popular topic.

The Road to Rio: How to Build a Gold-Medal Winning Team

ClearCompany HRM

The guts, the glory, the gold. Olympics junkies everywhere will be keeping tabs on the Americans in Rio starting August 5th.

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Why Non-Scripted Vendor Demos are a Waste of Your time during Software Selection

HRchitect

How to Work Smarter, Not Harder During Your Software Selection Process. Written by: Samantha Colby. You’re new to a position/company, and in your assessment of your organization’s HR landscape, you realize that you have some outdated technology.

3 Companies Hiring Smarter, Better, Faster with Behavioral Assessments

Cornerstone On Demand

You may think you're bad at judging which candidates will become star employees and which will crash and burn. But it turns out almost everyone is. According to a study out of the University of Toledo in 2000, interviewers tend to form an opinion about a candidate within ten seconds of the person walking in a room. The problem? These snap judgements are usually wrong

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.

Corporate Training: You Can Learn Anything

HR Bartender

“You only have to know one thing. You can learn anything.”. That was the takeaway message from Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy. Khan was the closing keynote speaker at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Washington D.C.

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5 Benefits of a Data-Driven Recruitment Strategy

Visier

The latest JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) came out earlier this month and as the graph below shows, there continues to be more job openings than hires being made.

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How to Adapt to Our World of Exponential Change

Cornerstone On Demand

We are living in a world of constant change. It is not slow, linear or incremental—it's exponential. New technology, in particular, continues to adapt at an increasing rate. The Angry Birds app took off in 35 days, when the telephone took 75 years to become accepted into society

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Why Your Organization Should Consider an Internal Hackathon

HR Bartender

Last year, I interviewed Steve Boese, co-chair of the HR Technology Conference , on the topic of hackathons. A hackathon is an event during which participants collaborate, conceptualize and test new products or services. The event is usually followed with a presentation to a panel of decision makers.

How Strategic Is Your Company Culture? Strategic Culture & Why You Need It.

CultureIQ

“Strategic culture” is not merely a catchy phrase to drop in a business meeting. It’s actually a very powerful concept that can help you think through what your company values and what that means for your internal strategy.

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!

Blame your company culture on the pens you use.

What is Paul Thinking

Culture – the tapestry of who and what your company is and stands for. Woven from many different behaviors – large and small. Culture isn’t what is written on posters outside the offices of your senior leadership team.

Dear ReWorker: How Do I Manage a 100-Person Company as an HR Team of One?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, I landed my first job in HR a year out of college at a company that grew quickly. During this exponential growth, the team never had time to develop an HR department. They hired me along with a part-time consultant to create an HR department from scratch. At the time, the company had just under 65 employees. After three months, they decided not to renew the consultant's contract, and I've been heading HR as a department of one ever since

Recipes for #HR Success: Critical Evaluation

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: This series is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. Enjoy the post!).

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Should HR Let Employees Watch the Summer Olympics at Work?

Visier

It’s been an exciting first few days of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Whether you’re cheering Michael Phelps on to his 20th gold medal or admiring Usain Bolt’s speedy feet on the track, there is no shortage of examples that can motivate and inspire employees.

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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

8 Reasons To Make Every Day ‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’

Get Hppy

If you are like the majority of people in the United States, you own a pet. And most likely that pet is a cat or a dog. Your life probably looks something like this: You get up in the morning, go through your routine, and leave for work. Your pet stays at home and waits for your return.

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TED Talk Tuesday: How to Stop the Plague of Pointless Meetings

Cornerstone On Demand

This post is part of our monthly TED Talk Tuesday serie s, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here

Look to the Past to Build Your Culture

Reflektive

This post originally appeared on Glassdoor’s blog , and is republished here with permission. Jill Kelly is director of people ops at Imgur, an online image sharing community and image host. In HR circles, for quite some time now, culture has been a big buzzword.

VIDEO: The Impact of 360-Degree Feedback Coaching - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Download 360-Degree Feedback Survey. Take a look at our research on the impact 360-degree feedback coaching. By coaching, I mean sitting down with someone to debrief their 360-degree feedback results and helping them to create an action plan.

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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.

The Necessity of Creativity in Employee Engagement

Get Hppy

“Creative thinking is not a talent; it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits.”. Edward de Bono. Your employees want to feel connected to your organization in a meaningful way.

Cartoon Coffee Break: Office Politics

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our "Cartoon Coffee Break" series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon

How to Get Better Employee Reviews on Glassdoor

Reflektive

It was my first year as an account manager at Glassdoor and I sat down with the chief human resources officer at a well-known, ~2,500 person tech company on the East Coast.

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Why Leading with ideas is the Secret to Successful Leadership

Pomello

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric summed up the current era of leadership perfectly when he described leadership in the current age in the following way: “ …you will have to lead with ideas, not by controlling information.”. .

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.

2 WorkHuman Lessons from the NFL

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Working more human requires we allow our humans to be fully themselves, inside and outside work. You could call me a football fan if, by “fan,” you mean I sit and a read book next to my husband while he watches the Patriots game.

Advice for First-Time Mentors

Everwise

The benefits of mentoring are clear. Mentees get the opportunity to bounce ideas off of and learn from professionals who are more experienced then they are.

Guest Blogging for EmployeeConnect

EmployeeConnect

Contributing to the EmployeeConnect Blog is about sharing your passion and expertise with thousands of other HR professionals everywhere in the world. It’s also being able to share best-practises, innovative ideas, and the latest happenings in the world of HR. We like to constantly reconsider current practises to offer new options, with the aim of providing improved solutions. And also, it’s always nice to hear new views and perspectives. Why Guest Post?

Why Culture Change is Like Working Out

CultureIQ

Every summer, I tell myself that I’m going to be beach-body ready by the time the sunshine and 90-degree weather hit. I buy new yoga pants. I join a gym. Yet after two days straight of jumping on the cardio machines, other priorities start to creep in. I have too much work to do. I need more sleep.

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.