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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Do Less With Less


Deadlines. Pressure. Stress. Tight budgets. Unrealistic expectations. Quarterly goals. Limited resources. I guess the tired adage that we have to do more with less is true. Or maybe it''s not. Less is Reality I appreciate the reality that we''re living in a time when the global economy is weak.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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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?

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.

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.

Brave HR / 2

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

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.

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

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.

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.