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

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.

Grovo 424

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.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

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.

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.)

More Trending

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.

Course 374

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.

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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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.

ATS 154

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.

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.

How To 143

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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.

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.

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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

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.

Trends 269

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.

ATS 137

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.

Survey 187

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

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.

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.

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.

Compensation Cafe: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is More Fluid than You Think


Recognize This! – Frequent, timely, and specific recognition and appreciation are integral to achieving personal, team, departmental and organizational goals in 2015. Every new year brings about a time of reflection, especially on what we want, need and desire in the coming months.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.