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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.

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6 Ways to Improve Work Performance


“What are the best ways to improve work performance?” ” As an HR professional, regardless of what industry your company is in, you’ve likely been a part of a roundtable discussion about employee performance. Performance and motivation are frequently identified as imperatives companies must move the needle on, and one group — often HR — is assigned to lead the way. Inevitably, the discussion heads in multiple directions: “We should throw monetary bonuses at people!”

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.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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?

Three Reasons to Look Up to Autotrader as a Top Employer


It’s difficult for large, global companies to inspire employees and keep them engaged. More often than not, geographically dispersed employees feel disconnected from their employers, further driving them down the path to disengagement.

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.

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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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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.

[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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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.

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."

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

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

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

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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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.


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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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Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 1


Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration. Mike Rutherford.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.