Sat.Jan 03, 2015 - Fri.Jan 09, 2015

Boring Work Is Often Absolutely Essential

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I published a post on “ Everything HR Needs to Know about ‘the Cloud’ ” and also posted it on the HR Bartender Facebook page. I was a little surprised when someone commented, “Boring!” Actually, the comment was “Borrrrrinngggg… ” but let’s not dwell on that.)

5 Traits That “Great Place to Work” Employers Have

ClearCompany HRM

Building and maintaining an effective employer brand requires striking a balance between what’s good for the organization and what’s good for the organization’s people. There is a sweet spot in there; it can be hard to find, but it’s there, I promise.

How to Recover From a Decade of Lost Employee Engagement

Cornerstone On Demand

Despite years of effort by HR professionals, Gallup’s latest findings indicate that 70 percent of the U.S. and 87 percent of the global workforce are disengaged or emotionally disconnected from their work, costing businesses billions of dollars each year.

Your Next "Aha!" Is the Beginning, Not the End

All Things Workplace

(Re-issued by request). How many times have you studied, thought, worked, conversed, or meditated in order to reach an "Aha!" moment? It seems to me that we have a tendency to treat "Ahas!" as if they are a result.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Is Your Company Ready to Compete for Talent

HR Bartender

Over the past couple years, we’ve been talking about employee engagement, war for talent , and retention. These issues are important and businesses need to pay attention. But there’s one more issue that I want to point out. It’s connected to all three of these issues.

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Learning Leaders, Re-Calibrate Your Course for 2015

Cornerstone On Demand

Millions of people watch the Times Square ball drop during the last 60 seconds of every passing year.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid In Your New Hire Onboarding Process


Your new hire onboarding process is when you set the tone for an employee’s experience. When done well, new employees will feel confident and excited. When done poorly, new hires might be left confused, lost, and doubting their new job choice.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

By now, we realize social media isn’t going away. In fact, quite the opposite – new social media sites are popping up every day. It’s a challenge to keep current…or even learn the full capabilities of the platform.

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New Leadership Articles at HR Answers

The People Equation has added a “leadership” category to my HR Answers page. As you might imagine, this is exciting news because it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So for December, I jumped right in and wrote two leadership articles.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Talent Management System

Cornerstone On Demand

Jessica Miller-Merrell, Blogging4Jobs founder and HR Tech expert, compares the process of selecting an HR suite to the process of choosing a mate. "I'll admit I've made my share of mistakes when it comes to choosing men, cars and HR technology," she writes.

Have a Plan for an Appreciative and Grateful 2015


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Recognition and gratitude don’t often happen by accident. A clear plan for being more appreciative leads to greater sustained engagement and personal commitment.

Pride In Your Work Matters [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry.

SMART HR: Plan Your Vasectomy/March Madness Promo Today.

The HR Capitalist

h/t to @akabruno , who reminded me yesterday that 1/5/15 was the day I encouraged HR Leaders last year to start planning their Vasectomy/March Madness promos within the companies they serve. The logic is simple. Pregnancies cost money, especailly across people who are approaching middle age.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

How to Get Employees to Bring Their Best Brain to Work

Cornerstone On Demand

We complain that many of our employees do just enough at work. In fact, the statistic from the Gallup is that 52 percent of employees are disengaged — they do just enough not to get fired. What level of success can an organization have with an employees committed to doing just enough?

Why to Include Food Wellness in Employee Wellness Programs


As we ring in a new year, a lot of people have one thing on their mind: getting a solid start on their new year’s resolutions. For many, this includes focusing on healthy eating.

100 SHRM Chapter Seminar Program Ideas


It’s a new year, and many of you SHRM chapters and state councils out there will be looking for content to engage your members this year. I’m yet again volunteering on the board of NASHRM, my local chapter, so this is near and dear to my heart. I’ll be hosting a SHRM Chapter Volunteer Leader Series occasionally as a way to give content ideas (as I am today), offer advice on board leadership, and more.

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FEAR THE BEARD: And Stop Doing Work That Doesn't Matter.

The HR Capitalist

When it comes to resolutions, you always hear the same thing every year: "This year, I''m going to say no.". This year, I''m going to stop spending time on activities that don''t matter.". The intent is great - but the execution leaves something to be desired.

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.

Weekly Must Reads: Beware of Workplace Drones

Cornerstone On Demand

The top stories HR pros need to know this week. The tech world has spent the week holed up in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

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Use of Technology at Work: Counter-intuitive Findings

China Gorman

A recent Pew Research Center report examines the impact that technology has on workers and provides some counter-intuitive data.

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How I Burned Myself on 450 Degree Steel (and what you can learn from it)


Years ago I worked for a small machine shop owned by my parents. One thing that you might not know about steel is that it can vary wildly from piece to piece. The quality, flexibility, hardness, etc. are all subject to the creation and subsequent treatment processes on that individual piece.

Take Our Survey: Optimizing Your Business

nettime solutions

Regardless of our business size, market segment, or industry, we share similar desires in business optimization. Whether we strive for an increase in profits, a reduction in expenses, or a mixture of both, we all wish to make the most effective use of our opportunities and resources.

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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

All In: White Men Needed for Diversity & Inclusion

ATD Human Capital

T o build meaningful change for D&I, white men must be part of the solution. As such i t’s important to assess the multiple factors holding white men back from embracing D&I in your organization. Click here to read full version

STUART SCOTT: The Real Innovators Are Always Hated Before Being Understood.

The HR Capitalist

This post is about hating change. This post is about growing up. This post should be related to how you treat someone with ideas different from yours. . Stu Scott, one of the most recognizable anchors at ESPN, is a victim of cancer. Notes about hate after the jump, but first, this from ESPN: "Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years.

What Makes Technology “Sticky”?

HR Ringleader

I was looking for something and came across a post I wrote back in 2010 called Mobile Technologies You’ll Want. In the post, I mention several technologies that were still fairly new back then.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Why It’s So Hard to Find Great Managers

TLNT: The Business of HR

Great managers can help companies achieve around 150 percent higher earnings per share than their competition, and double the employee engagement levels.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.