Sat.Feb 11, 2017 - Fri.Feb 17, 2017

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Being a Leader and Tacit Approval in Today’s Workplace

HR Bartender

I’ve mentioned before that I used to work for a boss who had me issue the same memo every year about tacit approval. The memo was designed to remind everyone of their responsibilities as a manager and leader as well as the basic principles of business. I was reminded of tacit approval recently and dug out the memo. Believe it or not, some ten plus years later…I still have it.

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Appeals Court Expands Definition of ‘Joint Employer’ in Wage Claims

HR Daily Advisor

Employers in several states are facing a new definition of “joint employment” under federal wage and hour law. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted a broad test for determining whether two employers are jointly liable for back pay and damages in those claims, making it easier for workers to show a joint employment relationship. Other courts have interpreted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) too narrowly, the 4th Circuit said.

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The Secret to Small Business Growth? Invest in Your Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

Small businesses are some of the most vital players in the business community, but the rate of failure is staggering. According to Forbes , eight out of 10 small businesses fail within the first 18 months of operation. It's time to learn from their mistakes. A conservative cash position doesn't preclude you from thinking like the larger business you strive to be—your greatest asset as you grow is your employees.

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How to Give the Right Amount of Feedback to High Performers

ClearCompany HRM

Giving feedback to any of your employees can be troublesome, but when it comes to high performers, things can get a little more complex. Although it may be tempting to focus more on employees who need help, you can’t ignore your high performers. You don’t want to be standing over their shoulder, micromanaging every move they make, but how much feedback is the right amount and what should it include?

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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Can Employees Refuse a Pay Increase – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’ve always (jokingly) said that the one thing I can count on is an employee not refusing a pay increase. Well, this reader note shows me that’s not always the case. Hello! I have a problem I’m hoping you can help me with. I told my boss that I wanted to refuse my salary increase of 1% which amounts to less than $700/annually (gross). He said that I need to speak with HR, who said they can’t take the pay increase back because it’s a law in Massachusetts and would look like the company is discrim

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How to Humanize Your Organization in the Era of HR Technology

Cornerstone On Demand

Today's HR buzzword: "humanize". More and more I see articles and now even a book about humanizing organizations. It makes sense: With the impact of HR technology, people analytics and social media, it is reasonable to worry that we have lost the ability to relate to each other as human beings. Many of the HR technology and performance management software tools boast the ability to predict what people will or can do, which is attractive to large organizations that cannot individually engage wi

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Reduce Gender Bias Using Data-Driven Performance Reviews

Visier

With gender equity a topic of even a Super Bowl LI ad , it’s clearer than ever before that every CEO should be making gender equity a priority this year. Countless studies have shown the equal economic contribution women make in the workforce, yet companies still struggle to achieve the goal of equity, particularly in the areas that affect women’s upward movement the most: promotions and compensation.

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Using an #HR Career Portfolio to Develop Your Skills

HR Bartender

We talk a lot on this blog about the need to develop skills. No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. I recently came across a new way of thinking about learning that I thought was worth sharing. It’s the idea of a “portfolio.”. In the book “ Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-Directed Activities for HR Professionals ”, author Debra Cohen PhD talks about creating a portfolio for HR competency developmen

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A Template for Crafting the Best Job Descriptions

ClearCompany HRM

Accurate, engaging job descriptions and posts serve three equally important purposes. They help you comply with employment laws, draw better-qualified applicants and are a first step toward creating a more consistent and stronger process for hiring more “A Players.” Use this checklist to have all the necessary elements to fulfill the goals of legal compliance, better hiring and building a foundation for total Talent Success™.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Generational Theory Forgot The Xennial Experience

The Aristocracy of HR

010011000010 I have long had a love/hate relationship with the generation talk. The part I hate is simply boiled down to the fact that employers and marketers alike often think that generational theory provides them with a magic checklist with which they can compartmentalize people, subject them to certain conditions and reap the rewards by […].

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7 Lessons on Creating a Powerful Employee Experience

UpstartHR

I just finished reading a brand new book called The Employee Experience. It’s a great look at the relatively new concept of creating an experience for employees, not just trying to engage them or do some other one-off program that doesn’t deliver long-term results. 7 Powerful Lessons on the Employee Experience 1) Congruent customer and employee experiences I’ve long said that the customer experience will never exceed the employee experience.

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Online Forms Are a Step In the Right Direction – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos recently announced that they’ve been officially certified as a great workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute. Congratulations! Enjoy the post.). Artificial Intelligence (also known simply as AI) is set to be one of 2017’s biggest technology trends.

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How to Recognize Quiet Leaders: Susan Cain Q+A (Part 1)

WorkHuman

Do you ever think about the kinds of people who get promoted in your organization? Are different personality types – both extroverts and introverts – represented in that group, and made to feel like they belong ? New research shows that introverted leaders , in some cases, are actually more effective in inspiring and motivating people. To learn more about developing introverted leaders, we talked to the expert – author and WorkHuman speaker Susan Cain.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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19 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Justworks

As humans, we’re bound to misunderstand each other and get frustrated from time to time. However, taking concerted efforts to improve your workplace communication skills will go a long way in establishing strong relationships and getting important projects done. Communication doesn’t only feel good, it also shows results. According to a Watson Wyatt study, companies that communicate the most effectively are 50% more likely to report low turnover levels compared with the industry.

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Heaven Forbid We TALK to Employees!

What is Paul Thinking

I’m jotting this post off in a hurry because the muse is hitting me and I have a full “to-do” list this week. A good friend and smart guy Jason Lauritsen posted in Facebook a link to an article entitled: “Employers are creepily analyzing your emails and Slack chats to see if you’re happy.” And I kid you not the article is exactly what the headline says it is….

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What Rewards Do Employees Want Most?

Achievers

The balance of power between employee and employer has shifted in recent years, especially in tech-related fields. As a human resources professional or manager, you’re probably all-too familiar with the job-hopping ways of highly skilled employees who feel they can pick and choose the job they want. And that’s reflected in the fact that more than half of all business owners feel that competition for talent is stronger than it’s ever been.

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The Difference between Knowledge Skills and Abilities

EmployeeConnect

To understand the primary differences between knowledge, skills, and abilities, try to answer this question: Do you know how to cut meat? It seems to be a rather simple question, doesn’t it? But if you reflection, you pretty quickly can distinguish between ‘knowledge’ and ‘skills and abilities’! In other words, it tells us that while most people know how to cut meat, that one action hardly makes them a butcher.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Isaac Oates on the Dilemma of Running a Business in a Turbulent Environment

Justworks

I’m 36 and I feel like the entire world just changed on me in the past 12 months. I’ve lived through plenty already. I was in middle school during the Gulf War. I was in college during the 2000 bust, in the military on 9/11, and co-founding a startup during the 2008 recession. We have been at war, and in a state of heightened fear and anxiety, for my entire adult life.

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How to Fit Hydration into Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

Hppy

When most people think about hydration, their thoughts usually focus on those things that they can do at home to ensure that they get more water into their bodies. While that is an important component in any hydration effort, it’s important to remember that most of us spend a great deal of time away from our homes each day – including those long hours we spend in the workplace.

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6 Phrases to Get a Derailed Conversation Back on Track

The People Equation

My mother always said that the true test of marriage was if a couple could successfully hang wallpaper together. Mr. People Equation and I have that handled. No problem. But engaging in a task that requires me to follow Mr. People Equation’s directions, such as moving furniture or positioning a picture on a wall for hanging? That’s when the bickering is sure to start.

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What to Look For in a Resume When Hiring Future Leaders

EmployeeConnect

One of the common issues that HR managers raise is that their recruiting teams are always bombarded with resumes which are poorly written thereby making the process of identifying potential candidates an uphill and tedious task, especially when looking to hire a future leader. In general, it should ideally take around 90 seconds to scan a resume and decide if the candidate can be picked up to be interviewed.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Altering Your Corporate DNA: Creating a Culture of Mentorship

Everwise

In today’s competitive market, retaining top talent is more important than ever. A large paycheck alone will not ensure your talent stays with you, given the fact that high-potential employees place tremendous value on having access to opportunities for development. Integrating mentoring into your organization’s culture is one way to provide opportunities for learning and development.

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Why Happy Employees Matter to CSR

Hppy

What does CSR have to do with happy employees? Here is why focusing on the individual and creating happy employees is important – and why it should matter to any business who wants to succeed. The team at BHI Mexico celebrating Good Deeds Day. It’s no secret that corporate social responsibility, or CSR, has become a ‘good business’ buzzword. In a consumer driven society, humans are choosing to connect and stay loyal to the brands who operate ecologically, sustainably and responsibly.

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1% of Payroll: The Magic Number For Social Recognition Investment

WorkHuman

Why do some recognition programs take off with widespread adoption, while others struggle to gain traction or make an impact? The problem is not that some work cultures don’t need recognition – appreciation is a basic human need. One challenge many companies face is that executives, and sometimes even HR leaders, perceive recognition as a cost as opposed to an investment.

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Justwomen 2017: Entrepreneur Ximena Hartsock Talks Corporate Ethics

Justworks

When Ximena Hartsock noticed a gap in the ability for people to contact key people about causes important to them, she cofounded Phone2Action, a digital advocacy platform that helps connect people to their representatives and the White House. Ximena is a Chilean native and came to the United States for graduate school. After finishing a doctoral program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., she stayed in the U.S. and held several government positions, from school principal to.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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What is Effective Leadership?

Everwise

We’re all familiar with great leaders. We read articles about them, buy their products, and obsessively analyze their behavior for clues about how we can channel some of their success. Anyone with dreams of leadership naturally wants to be the best leader they can be, which has given rise to many theories about how to lead well. A leader does these things, a leader displays these personality traits, a leader must be focused on this topic, a leader is born rather than made—it’s a lot to take in.

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How To Avoid The Plague Of Unproductive Teams

Hppy

Unfortunately team dysfunction is a plague that affects many – in fact I would say most – organizations. And much has been written on how to build effective teams. But it’s much more than simply getting people to work well together. After three decades of leadership, here’s my take on how to build remarkably productive teams. 1.

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How To Hire Millennials

Spark Hire

If you are interested in adding new millennial talent to your team, it’s important that you have the right recruiting strategy in place. Fortunately, recruiting millennials is easier than you may think. You just have to become fluent in Millennialese. Here are some better ways to communicate with younger talent: Communicating With Millennial Candidates In The Hiring Process.