Sat.Mar 15, 2014 - Fri.Mar 21, 2014

The Price We Pay for Bad Managers


“Currently, 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work … (while) the vast majority (70%) are not …” -- Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report This statistic sent a shockwave through the business community when it was first published.

Workday Goes to Washington Part 1: An Open Data Brainstorm


Last month I joined leaders from both the public and private sectors in a discussion at the White House. We met in a room as stately and mahogany-adorned as you might envision, with the talk focused on a common goal: using open data to connect job seekers with employers.

Snappy Answers to Stupid HR Questions

True Faith HR

Like most 8-12 year old boys growing up in the 1970s, I was an avid reader of Mad Magazine. From Alfred E. Newman to Spy vs. Spy, Don Martin, and the Fold-In Back Cover, I looked forward to every issue. One of my favorite regular features was Al Jaffee''s "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions."

Watch the Watch: A Big Disruption in Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

Stop telling time and start telling engagement: Employee Engagement can change in a minute. Reading and viewing time 4 minutes and 15 seconds). As you watch your watch will your watch be watching you? Employee engagement is moving to real time very rapidly.

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.

Talent Acquisition Revisited

Bersin with Deloitte

As global companies prepare to hire, develop, and retain the workforce of the future, Talent Acquisition (TA) functions find themselves—often for the first time—in the spotlight among Human Resource Centers of Excellence. Consider this: five years ago, TA was an after-thought, often seen as merely a necessary business process, but now, in 2014, TA is […]. Hiring & Onboarding Human Resources Sourcing & Recruiting Talent Acquisition Strategy Tech & Solution Providers

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Top 50 HR Twitterati


From the most innovative recruiters to the smartest VCs and emerging entrepreneurs, they’re all having 140-character conversations that you can join in. Here’s Workable’s list of the top 50 people you should follow to make sense of the changing HR landscape. Follow @workable. The Generalists. Tweeting on talent and culture to leadership, tech and law. Suzanne Lucas Swiss. The agony aunt of HR. Under her stage name Evil HR Lady she answers any and all of your questions.

3 Steps to Building the Future Leaders of Your Company


The future leaders of your company could be right under your nose and you don’t even know it. But knowing how to identify leadership-worthy talent isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Here are three key steps that will help you prepare today’s employees to be the company leaders of tomorrow.

On the Billion Dollar Bracket

True Faith HR

Its my favorite week of the year.spring break combined with what should be national days off - the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday and Friday. I''m sure many of you are researching heavily trying to put together your winning bracket. Others are going to adopt a "Go By The Gut" approach. Every year many sites sponsor a prize for the top bracket. This year is different.


Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

45 Things

Let’s say you’re watching an episode of Dr. Phil where someone is describing a person in his or her life that yells, is rude, blames everyone else for mistakes and expects others to jump 24/7 whenever it is demanded.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

The Real Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Let make it simple! We have too much jargon at work in employee engagement. So here is my real definition of employee engagement: Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis. Enough said.

How to Deal With Employees Who Don’t Get Along


Blame it on personality, lifestyle or other factors, but sometimes employees just don’t mesh. And friction in the ranks can make your office feel like a war zone. The tension can make the workplace uncomfortable for other employees and have a dramatic effect on productivity. But, conflict between two employees isn’t always a bad thing. It can lead to healthy competition, process improvements, innovation or creativity.

Why We’ve Moved to Single Codeline Development at Workday


At Workday, we have always believed in the power of one. We recently made some changes to how we develop Workday that will strengthen that power of one by allowing us to deliver new innovations to our customers more continuously, while at the same time helping them to absorb significant changes to our applications more easily

Payroll is Boring. But it Doesn’t Have to Be.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 :00am. Payroll is Boring. But it Doesn’t Have to Be. By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. Payroll. Am I right? I mean who wants to track the time of employees?

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.

[Customer video] How 3M made recognition easy


3M, a brand known for innovation, does not under estimate the power of culture. Learn how 3M created a culture of recognition, making it easy for all ranges of functions, from sales to marketing to manufacturing.

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The Seduction of the Inbox


Why our inbox seduces us into executing on the most recent rather than the most important work. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of conversations with leaders on goal achievement.

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Powering Faster Business Value


By Susan Galer, Communications Director, SAP (Originally posted on Shawn Price, President of Global Cloud and Line of Business at SAP, explains how highly integrated, best-of-breed suites power faster business value.

Baseball's Spring Training: A Microcosm of Talent Management


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 :00am. Baseball's Spring Training: A Microcosm of Talent Management By Kevin Grossman. This winter has been a rough one for many parts of the country, but fortunately all signs show that spring will be here soon.

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.

Inside the Minds of Global CEOs

Cielo HR Leader

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)—the company’s highest-ranking corporate officer, in charge of total management. They’re decision-makers, leaders, the aspirational face of employer brand, and responsible for critical business decisions.

How to Get New Workers to Love Your Company

45 Things

You know those cool perks you offer employees like free food? Well, guess what? Your new employees are not impressed. A new survey from BambooHR of 1,000 employees who quit a job after six months finds that less than 1% of them say such perks would keep them from leaving.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the Key to the Future of Work

Future of Work

With a bow to Aretha Franklin, our focus this week is on the central role that Respect will play in the future of work. I have emphasized the importance of Wellness and Wellbeing in the workplace over the last several newsletter issues, largely because my “Talking About Tomorrow” members have been actively exploring the topic in our recent monthly conference calls [links to those articles are here (Part One) , and here (Part Two) , and here (Part Three) ].

When A Team Jells


I t''s an interesting phenomenon.teams coming together.getting traction.thinking bigger than they did previously. I''m part of a team of human resources executives that are jelling right now. We''ve worked together for the last couple of years, although we''re separated by more than five states. Sometimes distance without a commitment to new forms of communication make it difficult to stay connected in today''s world. But we''re jelling now.and it''s good. Hello.My

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.

The Leadership Linchpin – Insights from AONE 2014

Cielo HR Leader

There is one common denominator in navigating the road to enhanced healthcare delivery and access – Strong Leadership. Amid the political and cultural firestorm that is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this is an unwavering imperative for all healthcare organizations to deliver the best care possible.

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The HR Minion

On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last.

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Good Reads For Women (Week of 3/17/14)

Inpower Coaching

Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. InPower Editors. Most Shared of the Week. Women Leaders Must Dive In, Not Just Lean In (Part 1) – Forbes. Why is Women’s Leadership in Law Stalling? – The Glass Hammer. Woman Doing It All: Nikki Brown – The Shriver Report.

The Whole Point of Change Management is to Change Right?- Part 2:The Three Common Mistakes In Executing Successful Change

Asure Software

By Mike Kinney, Vice President of Sales In Part 2 of Asure Software’s Vice President of AsureSpace Sales, Mike Kinney’s look at change management, he delves into the three most common mistakes in executing successful change. We have received some great responses to part 1 of “The Whole Point of “Change Management” is to Change … Continue reading "The Whole Point of Change Management is to Change Right?-

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.