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5 Business Lessons Learned From Adult Coloring Books

HR Bartender

I’ve noticed a few themes emerging in the professional development space that center around the need for individuals to find ways to decompress, de-stress, and detox from their digital lives. One of the ideas I heard was adult coloring books.

What to Do if You Can’t Manage Talent… But Have to

ClearCompany HRM

Not everyone can be a manager. It’s why only 1 in 10 people possess high talent to manage , and why companies don’t choose the right person for management jobs 82% of the time.

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William Tincup: 7 Steps to Define Your Personal Brand

Cornerstone On Demand

HR leaders spend a lot of time thinking about how to support and enrich other people's careers. But it's also important to turn the lens on ourselves, making sure we're fully present and fulfilled at work.

Beyond Tin Cans and String – Project Communication in the Digital World, part 2


Written by: John Hinojos. The Global World – English Is Not Always English. Working with a global team requires some special care. Even with companies who conduct their business in English, there are unique considerations.

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.

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

HR Bartender

There’s an emerging theme I’m hearing about comparing companies to communities. I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo.

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Why Freddie Mac is Recruiting Employees with Autism

Cornerstone On Demand

Today, it's widely cited that one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. But less discussed in the media is what happens when these children grow up.

Breaking the (HR) Rules: Making Friends at Work


Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Alabama SHRM Conference. It was a great experience, and I love taking notes from other speakers throughout the day as well. My friend Dawn Burke from Daxko was speaking about stress on our employees and most notably on the HR staff.

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The Interview Series on #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the United States. It’s a federal holiday to remember the people who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. It also marks the beginning of summer vacations.

Taking Advantage of the Transparency Trend in the Hiring Process

ClearCompany HRM

Startup culture is leading the business world zeitgeist and even big companies are starting to take notice. Startups are changing the way we handle money , how companies talk to customers and how they’re thinking about company culture.

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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!

How to Manage the Inevitable Office Romance

Cornerstone On Demand

Take note, singles: Your soulmate might be waiting by the watercooler. According to a recent survey, workplace relationships are more common, and often more serious, than you might think.

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Vow to Wow New Hires

Ultimate Software

We need to chat about our engagement. No, not the kind announced on Facebook. Employee engagement in the workplace. Only about a third of American workers consider themselves engaged, according to Gallup, and an alarming number (17.5%) have decided to spend their working hours actively disengaged.

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #ATD2015 Edition

HR Bartender

Internal coaching is growing in practice! I’ve heard this topic at two conferences now. Organizations are creating internal coaching practices as part of employee career development programs.

Beyond Tin Cans and String – Project Communication in the Digital World, part 1


Written by: John Hinojos. With email, voice mail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and all the other digital options, you would not think it is necessary to talk about communication. However, even with all the latest technology are we effectively communicating with our teams or just sending out sound bites? Effective communication within any project is critical for the project’s success and most effective Project Managers plan and evaluate their communication needs throughout the project.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

How Career Re-Entry Programs Are Tackling the Gender Gap One Hire at a Time

Cornerstone On Demand

While the media is brimming with advice about how to attract the youngest and brightest talent , companies are grappling with another, arguably more elusive recruiting challenge: finding experienced women to help bridge the long-standing corporate gender gap.

Cultures of Recognition Don’t Create Themselves


by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! Leadership, involvement by all, and strong communications are critical to making recognition and appreciation part of the daily rhythm of work. During my career at Globoforce , I’ve had the pleasure of working with dozens of companies across nearly every industry type.

The Purpose of Performance Management: Redefining Aspirations

ATD Human Capital

There is no single best design, but all organizations will realize the value of performance management if they 1) define the objectives they are trying to achieve and 2) focus squarely on the performance management practices and, especially, the behaviors that matter most in driving improved performance. Click here to read full version.

What Type of Employee is a Good Fit for Holacracy?

The People Equation

Do employees really enjoy working in a self-organized structure? Holacracy —sometimes touted as a “leaderless” environment—eliminates traditional management titles and functions. The degree to which employees enjoy this organizational structure depend on many factors.

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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

Government Talent Crunch: Why Training Matters More Than Ever

Cornerstone On Demand

Things may be booming on Wall Street, but state governments' HR departments are still reeling from the Great Recession. They're facing personnel cuts, pay freezes and disappearing budgets—just as baby boomers begin to retire.

3 Lessons on the Power of Thanks on Vacation


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Appreciation and gratitude for others are powerful forces that are always at work, if we choose to notice them. Last week I enjoyed my first “real” vacation in many years.

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Who Is the Best Mentor for You?

ATD Human Capital

Often, when people think about having a mentor or advisor, they think about connecting with the smartest, most advanced professional possible. This is a mistake. The best mentor for you depends on where you are in the learning continuum. Click here to read full version

LEADERSHIP: The Line Between Confident and Cocky Is Simple.

The HR Capitalist

Leaders usually arrive in the seat because they're good at something. More often than not, the promotional path to any leadership position - whether managing a team or more later in your career - is rooted in subject matter expertise. You were the best at what you do, so you got promoted.

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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.

I’m Not Your Mother!

China Gorman

Some things are simple. Some things are complicated. And some things that seem simple are actually pretty complicated. For example, it seems like a simple observation that happy employees are better employees. And, in fact, data abound to prove that point. But how to get happy employees is a little more complicated. Early in my career as a business leader I always believed that people were my critical competitive edge and that creating a strong, caring culture was my job. But happiness? Come on.

Utilizing Talent Swaps as an Employee Development Tool

Something Different

<> …So this morning I read a great piece here from Kris Dunn wherein he talked about the merits of having high potentials job shadow senior leaders to gain the critical experiences needed to fill your organization’s talent pipelines for critical positions.

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Growing Talent Management Firms: Strategic Growth Planning

ATD Human Capital

Steve Cohen examines a simple format for conducting a growth planning process that you can readily apply to any sized firm. Basically, an effective growth planning process involves five simple phases. Click here to read full version

LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE - Who's the Best at Developing Future Leaders?

The HR Capitalist

Had the pleasure of doing a webinar over at Fistful of Talent this week with my friend, Tim Sackett. The topic was "The New HR Math", which was a conversation about how the expectations of HR metrics are changing these days.

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.