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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.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a 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.

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.

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

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?

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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.

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 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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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.

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!

[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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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."

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.

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 Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

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.

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.

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) ].

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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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.

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

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.


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.

Health Care HR Week 2014: Extending a Note of Gratitude

Cielo HR Leader

To all HR professionals who serve in the healthcare industry, Healthcare never sleeps. Whether service involves patient wellness, managing and engaging the workforce, compensation and benefits, or hiring clinical staff, dedication is an unending demand.

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.