Sat.Apr 20, 2013 - Fri.Apr 26, 2013

Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders

Effortless HR

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Everyone’s heard that expression. And we’re all familiar with what it means: An effective team can accomplish more as a whole than its individual members can accomplish on their own. The key word here is effective. Building an effective, high-performing team requires more than simply throwing a group of outstanding individuals into a room and telling them they can’t come out until they have a solution.

A Modest Proposal on Compensation

True Faith HR

Three charts have kept my interest for the past few months. Corporate profits are at an all-time high 2. Wages as a percent of the economy are at a low 3. CEO pay continues to grow 4.

The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources

Bersin with Deloitte

The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed. While low cost networking has made it easier than ever to communicate around the world, economic and cultural conditions from country to country are more different than […]. HR Strategy People Analytics Sourcing & Recruiting Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers Talent Acquisition Strategy

Employee Engagement: Creating the Best Workplaces on Earth (Goffee/Jones – May HBR)

David Zinger

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones wrote a May 2013 article in the Harvard Business Review on Creating the Best Workplace on Earth. I appreciated their six imperatives for a best workplace.

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.

360 Degree Reviews: Mixing Personal and Professional Feedback


If you’re lucky enough to work at a company where your co-workers are also your friends, it’s easy for the lines between personal and professional relationships to blur.

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What is Social HR? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

I'm not normally very good at remembering to send posts to HR Carnivals, but this month this is being done by Anita Lettink who I think generates some very interesting ideas for HR, so it's one that I particularly wanted to enter

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Friday Factoid #29: Employee Engagement and Cost Reduction

David Zinger

What does cost reduction cost us? 47% of companies surveyed in a cost reduction and engagement survey by AON Hewitt reported a decline in employee trust as a result of the way in which they managed cost reductions. From page 19 of The Flat Army by Dan Pontefract. Commentary.

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Even Small Businesses Need Compensation Management


During the early days of a startup, making payroll might seem touch-and-go. You might be able to close deals, but money goes straight back into the business — whether that’s to fund more development or just keep the lights on.

The Meeting Fool


Meetings are a hot topic in my world lately. My company has a new performance improvement team examining how meetings are conducted, how to make them more meaningful, and whether or not we need as many meetings as we do.

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.

Leadership Lessons HR Pros Can Use from Carly Fiorina


Monday, April 22, 2013 :00am. Leadership Lessons HR Pros Can Use from Carly Fiorina By Mike Lewis. Investing wisely in talent and innovation is in an HR pro’s DNA. Learning the latest and greatest trends and best practices from industry leaders will separate your HR strategy from the pack.

Why Your Neurotic Colleague is So Valuable

45 Things

There''s lots of advice out there about how you have to develop an elevator pitch, use self branding to communicate your message and speak up in meetings to make sure the boss doesn''t forget you.

Ask Amelia: What metrics do you use to measure productivity?


What are some metrics that you use to measure productivity? If they are related to manufacturing/production even better. Productivity measures can sometimes be a bit tricky as there is no one size fits all. That said, measuring process improvements will lead to measuring your productivity.

5 Zingers on The Little Book of Talent (Daniel Coyle)

David Zinger

Daniel Coyle wrote a practical and pithy book with 52 tips for improving your skills. I love this small 120 page book. Coyle gets right to the point and you are offered an eclectic collection of 52 tips to improve your skills. Normally I choose 5 gems from different parts of a book.

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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.

Bersin IMPACT: The World is Local


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 :00am. Bersin IMPACT: The World is Local By Greg Belkin. This week, I am blogging from Ft. Lauderdale at Bersin’s IMPACT event. Yes, the weather here is amazing. Yes, I can see the beach from my hotel room.

Brave HR ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM) - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 20.28.54.png This Summer's ConnectingHR unconference focuses on Brave HR. So what is brave HR? Today, one of the ConnectingHR community members and organisers of the unconference

Taking charge of the future – one day at a time

Future of Work

How often have you been heard someone claim to have “the magic answer” about how to break a bad habit? You know, how to stop drinking all those sugary sodas, or eating all that other junk food? Or sleeping late, or chewing your fingernails, or smoking, or, or, or…. At the same time we’re also admonished daily to “start exercising regularly,” or to write a blog post every day, no matter what, or to “work on that next book for an hour every morning, before you look at your email.”

Fixing Healthcare Hiring and Human Resources: Is It Possible?


Today’s Healthcare Industry is Filled with Challenges Some of these challenges get a lot of “ play ” in the media like the nursing shortage , what strategies today’s jobseeker should use, or the costs to provide care to the millions of uninsured Americans. Other issues however don’t get the same attention that they should. Skills Gaps?

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.

5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR Professional: Week of April 26th, 2013


As we draw near to the end of April showers and anticipate May flowers it reminds me of the rainy times and sunny times that can occur in the workplace in terms of employee happiness. What is the role that HR plays in sustaining employee happiness? How can you keep all employees “happy” when dealing with a diverse workforce and limited resources? This week’s articles discuss the definition of employee happiness, how to enhance it and how happiness can affect work goals and outcomes.

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Strategic HCM

I''ll also be speaking about brave HR in Eversheds'' HR Summer School at Oxford University this Summer: . HR Confidence: Value Creation from our People Focus.

Quality: Ownership and Getting Better


Quality you deliver has everything to do with how much you own your work , your actions and its respective impact on the other parts of the system you operate in.

Big Data, Big Win: 5 Reasons Talent Analytics Improves Hiring


Few organizations are taking full advantage of big data to hire and promote top performers, particularly those who will help companies meet their rapidly changing business needs

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.

Online solutions for an offline workforce: 3 tips from 3M


3M had a problem. With dozens of disparate rewards and recognition systems in place, they badly needed a unified solution—but what kind of program could unite their diverse workforce? In addition to the hundreds of employees working remotely, the mix of Baby Boomers and Gen Y, and the combination of union and non-union staff, there was another, greater challenge: nearly a third of their workforce never touches a computer.

Achievers was named one of the best places to work in North America!


We’re excited to share our good news! A chievers was named one of the best places to work by three separate publications so far this year. We work hard to help our customers increase engagement and create a positive and productive work environment. These awards prove our efforts are paying off here at home, which makes the success exceptionally sweet.

In 100 Words: Catch That Ostrich


It is easy for us to get into denial mode when faced with a change, challenge or impending danger. People call this “ostrich effect” because there is a common (and false) legend about ostriches burying their heads in the sand to avoid danger.

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Big Data, Big Win: 5 Reasons Talent Analytics Improves Hiring


Few organizations are taking full advantage of big data to hire and promote top performers, particularly those who will help companies meet their rapidly changing business needs

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.