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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new to a position/company, and in your assessment of your organization’s HR landscape, you realize that you have some outdated technology.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 Tips To Make Sure You Nail Your Job Interview

Hoops

Hourly jobs are the primary entry into the job market for many first-time job seekers. That means a slew of newbies flood job boards, respond to ‘help wanted’ ads, and submit resumes, hoping to score interviews with restaurant, retail, and hospitality managers.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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

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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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.

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

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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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.

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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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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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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

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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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.

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.

Even During COVID-19, I-9s Have to Be Done Right, on Time, and in Person

Help make sure you can get your remote hires onboarded quickly, even when you don’t have a physical office location or trained HR in the area. Download this free e-book, and you’ll be on your way to simpler Form I-9 and Section 2 completion.

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

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.”. .

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.

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.

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.

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

The Difference Between the PHR and SPHR Exams

UpstartHR

The winter testing window is coming up with HRCI (the Human Resources Certification Institute, for you newbies), and you might be wondering what the difference is between the PHR and SPHR exams.

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?

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.