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How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’ve written before about working with people you don’t like. Here’s a similar situation. A co-worker that grates on your very last nerve. We have a person in our office who does her job well, but makes a lot of annoying noises. She clears her throat constantly, very loudly.

Less is More: 4 Reasons Paperless Onboarding is Better

ClearCompany HRM

A new hire’s first day on the job is rarely filled with work. Legal documents and company onboarding take precedence over regular day-to-day work. Quality onboarding is essential to the success of a new hire, so to undervalue this process is faulty on the part of the organization.

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3 Ways the "Gig Economy" Can Improve Your Talent Pool

Cornerstone On Demand

A growing number of Americans are ditching full-time employment in favor of short-term projects and side jobs, where they can pursue their passions, determine their own schedules and essentially be their own bosses.

Running, Calories, and Manager Communication


If you’ve followed for a while you know I enjoy running (I’m on MapMyRun , if you’d like to connect!) I’m also a bit of a nutrition nut due to a high school stint in wrestling , several years of running marathon distances and longer, and generally being a nerd.

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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.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning YouTube

HR Bartender

OK, I thought I was done with the 5-Day Plan series and then I remembered YouTube. And I must admit that I really debated including this one. On one hand, it’s social. But then, doesn’t everyone know how to use YouTube?! I mean… we’ve all seen this video, right ? However, this is a business exercise.

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How Decisions Get Made in Organizations Without Hierarchies

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine working at a company where there is no CEO. You don't have a job title or description, or a manager to whom you report. Instead, you occupy "roles" which require executing specific tasks.

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How to Boost Excitement About Creativity

All Things Workplace

This Post appeared earlier and was requested by a long-time subscriber. . You want to be creative and breed creativity in your workplace, right? Do you consider yourself to be "creative?". I was just talking with my cousin, Len, a long-time public school teacher and Principal.

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Not All Games Are Created Equal – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos recently partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to talk absenteeism strategies on Workforce Institute Radio.

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10 Employee Referral Program Fast Facts with Bonus Tips

ClearCompany HRM

Oh, the employee referral program – perhaps the strongest tool in any talent acquisitions specialist’s belt. A great referral program will help you identify top talent that might not have even been open to looking without a nudge from someone they trust.

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!

Why Applicant Tracking Systems Need a Human Touch

Cornerstone On Demand

“Thank you for submitting your application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we'll contact you. Otherwise, we'll keep your resume on file for 12 months.” ” If your company has an online application system, every applicant receives an email like the above.

Leaders See the Potential in Nearly Every Situation

The People Equation

As a leader, where do you focus your attention? If you said something like, “I fix problems” or “I help people improve,” you’d be like countless other leaders across the globe, primed to “close the gap” or strive for “relentless improvement.”

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Defining Workplace Professionalism

HR Bartender

I ran across this article from Dan McCarthy on “What is Workplace Professionalism?” It’s a good read. You can check it out here.

6 Icebreakers to Encourage Collaboration at Work Events


After introducing an icebreaker activity to a group, you might be met with rolled eyes and “not again” utterances. This reaction is only because everyone seems to recycle the same icebreakers over and over again.

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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

In Healthcare, a Happy Staff Makes for Healthy Patients

Cornerstone On Demand

Healthcare professionals know a slew of factors go into keeping patients healthy, safe and satisfied with the care they’re receiving.

Compensation Cafe: Millennials on the Market


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Career advancement can be perceived as only possible by changing organizations. Good leaders — and good cultures — give employees reasons to stay. Recognition and retention are inextricably linked with each other.

Why Diverse Organizations Perform Better: Do We Still Need Evidence?

China Gorman

You’ve probably heard that organizations with a focus on diversity have stronger organizational cultures – they have happier and more productive employees, and are more socially ethical than other organizations.

Pros and Cons of the HR Business Partner Structure (Ask the Readers)


I had a question come in that I thought would be good to get some feedback from you guys on. She asked: Do you know of any current companies that have an HR business partner model (healthcare would be ideal… but I will take any)? I have to do research on 3 different businesses for a project. What are the pros and cons of that structure? I told her I would reach out to the community (you!) for input.

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.

Survey Reveals Reducing Labor Costs and Increasing Overall Revenue are Key in 2015

nettime solutions

Spend less and yet drive more revenue? It should be no surprise that business optimization is at the forefront of the majority of business plans for US organizations in 2015.

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Feedback Is Critical (but Don’t Say Anything Negative)


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Positive feedback has more power than negative criticism for boosting performance. In an article sure to inspire a good bit of negative “kids today!”

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Ash Wednesday: Terrible Moments in HR Relationships.

The HR Capitalist

Ash Wednesday, people. Time to give something up for Lent. Or the heart of Mardi Gras season - I guess it depends on your disposition. I''ve seen one epic fail related to Ash Wednesday and the workplace in my time as an HR pro. The year is something like 2003 and I''m a VP of HR at a big telecom.

Growing Talent Management Firms: A Recipe for Failure

ATD Human Capital

In previous posts, I outlined the necessary ingredients for successfully growing talent management firms. But what is the opposite of this formula? What is likely to happen if these ingredients are not included in both strategic and execution plans? Let’s call it a “recipe for failure.”

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.

Do Your Leader’s Expectations Limit Your Team?

HR Ringleader

I recently listened to an episode of the podcast This American Life that caused me to see the world differently. In the episode ‘ Batman ”, Daniel Kish was highlighted. If you’re not familiar with Daniel’s story, I encourage you to listen to the episode or learn more here.

What Does Your Communication Style Say About Your Culture?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Every company, department or team needs a leader. Leaders set the tone for the organization’s culture. It is a proven fact. Can you have a successful company without a CEO? Do football team captains play a major role in a winning season?

Do These Smartphone Stats Make Me Look Fat?

The HR Capitalist

If smartphones do anything, they can give you some perspective on how you live your life. I''m on the road a lot and working remotely about half the time. It stands to reason my smartphone is going to run a little hot. How hot you ask? My total talk time last billing period was 3200 minutes.

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Q&A With Peggy Greenberg: Steps to Effectively Manage Change

ATD Human Capital

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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.