Sat.Dec 15, 2012 - Fri.Dec 21, 2012

On Arming Teachers

True Faith HR

I come from a family of educators. One uncle was a math teacher for 35+ years with Milwaukee Public Schools. My cousin teaches AP Chemistry in Green Bay. My wife is a school psychologist. My mom taught choir at the K-12 and college level.

More Workers with Autism Entering Workplace

45 Things

Autism is a subject that often promotes a great deal of debate. The causes. The solutions. Employers are now entering that discussion, as they will be seeing more job applicants with autism spectrum disorder. It's an issue I looked at in my latest Gannett/USA Today column. An estimated 1.5

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The Best WordPress Anti-Spam Plugins for 2012-2013

Effortless HR

(Photo credit: Wikipedia). I’ m sure that there are plenty of posts on this topic, but we have had first-hand experience for several years in dealing with comment spammers. Each of the plugins below are in use by the EffortlessHR Blog and they all work in uniquely different ways to stop bots and spammers dead in their tracks. Today we are going to share our winning combination, in order of importance: G.A.S.P. GrowMap Anti Spam Plugin).

Social Media and the HR Executive


A good corporate image is now more than ever absolutely essential. In the post-Enron era it seems the spin doctors are busier than ever managing just about every customer facing contact point imaginable. Quite honestly I think that is the right thing to do…from an official corporate perspective.

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.

The Connecticut Conversation We're Not Having

True Faith HR

Like most, I''ve been ruminating over the weekend over Friday''s tragedy in Connecticut, and watching the various pundits pontificate on the various issues (gun control, mental illness, violent videogames and movies) and potential solutions, many of which I mentioned in yesterday''s post. However, a crucial conversation has been missing. Much of the discussion has been about gun rights to the point where gun rights advocates feel they are victims as well.

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Why Spiked Eggnog May Be Just What Your Career Needs

45 Things

Are there visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? Thinking about settling down for a long winter’s nap? Trying to figure out where you’re going to find seven lords a-leaping?

Employee Communication - #HealthcareHR


"I just wish we had better communication around here." They never tell us what is really going on." "My My Manager didn''t even tell us about that change. Can you believe it?" "The The night shift is always the last group to know anything."

5 Zingers From 2012: Number 5 – Wellbeing and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Number 5 from David Zingers 2012 Blog Posts. This was part 10 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Enhance Well-being. We need to create wellbeing inside of work.

2012 Pop Culture Year In Review #pophr #HRMusicShare

True Faith HR

With 2012 coming to a close, its time to look back on the year in movies, TV, books, music, videogames, and food. Over the course of the year, I viewed 107 movies, read 55 books, watched countless hours of TV, played countless hours of Angry Birds, listened to a lot of music, and ate a lot of food. So, what tops the list in 2012? Sight The Best Things I Saw In 2012 Sherlock: Season 2, Episode 1 - A Scandal in Belgravia - The most exhilarating hour and a half of viewing this year.

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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.

Focused on Enterprise 2.0-Enabled HR? You are Already Behind


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 :00am. Focused on Enterprise 2.0-Enabled HR? You are Already Behind By Greg Belkin. Allow me to state the obvious: keeping up with the “next big thing” from a technology perspective is no easy task. I admit, however, I am absolutely obsessed with the chase.

How To Get A New Job in 2013


With the onset of the holidays and a brand new year just around the corner, along come the traditional resolutions. I will lose XXkgs, I will complete a marathon, I will give up smoking, I will stop working so many hours, I will find more work/life balance and a pretty common one – I will […]. Career Options Changing Jobs HR Interview Job Search Tips Switching Jobs Employment Jappreet Sethi job Job hunting Job Search LinkedIn Michelle Lopez Owner Career Consultant Résumé Work-Life Balance

Recruiter Insights: The Worst Interview Mistakes and How You Avoid Them


Today’s post is the another in a series called “Recruiter Insights” by our very own recruiting team. This guest post is by Lianne Gong, Sourcer, SuccessFactors‘ Recruiting Team. Lianne’s blog on resume tips was such a hit we had to ask her back to do one on interviewing. Enjoy! As a recruiter, there have been […]. SuccessFactors Careers

You v. Excuses


Now is not the time for reflection.or quiet.or slowing things down only to fall behind even more. Now is the time to do something. What are you going to do? I''d love to hear from you. No Excuses. excellence human resources leadership motivation winning

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.

Functional Affirmative Action Program Agreement Revisions Approved: What Does This Mean for Your Organization?


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 :00am. Functional Affirmative Action Program Agreement Revisions Approved: What Does This Mean for Your Organization? By Julia Méndez, CAAP, PHR, CELS.

#E4S case studies - BT, Capital One.

Strategic HCM

As well as hearing from academics, we’ve got a couple of sessions from practitioners today. In fact, we’ve also got a session on ‘how can academic research help practice?’, which I’m really looking forward to, later on today.

An Employee Engagement Turkey: Not all Arches are Golden

David Zinger

McDonald’s for Christmas? Burger Chain Asks Franchisees to Make It Business As Usual. Does McDonald’s really need to be open December 25th? Will it be a happy meal for all with employees working on Christmas day. Martha C. Write , writing in Time stated: Being open on the 25th could be a giant Christmas present for the fast-food giant’s investors. But what about the people stuck manning the fryers and the drive-through windows?

Effective Communication in the Workplace for Large Organizations with New Notice Messages Feature


For larger businesses with the desire to have independent entities for each department, Humanity offers a multi-account platform. Different from the multi-location feature available with each single Humanity account, multi-account platforms allow for corporate heads to have access to all accounts while only allowing department heads or store managers access to their own department or store.

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.

How to Hire Candidates You Can’t Afford


You’ve found your next superstar employees. There’s only one problem: their salary expectations are way out of your budget. Should you give up on them? Not yet. While compensation is important, it isn’t the only way to win over top-notch candidates. Sometimes a little extra charm and a few extra perks can convince candidates that your business is the best place to work, even if it pays less than what they were hoping for.

How can Academic Research help Practice? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

One of the sessions at Monday's Engage for Success conference focused on the links between academia and practitioners. Or rather I thought it was going to do so. Actually, it provided three different academic inputs on

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #13: 1.3 Billion Mobile Workers by 2015

David Zinger

On the go. By 2015, 1.3 billion people worldwide will be working remotely. That’s almost 40% of the entire global workforce. ( Bring Nomadic Employees Back to the Mothership by Philip Tidd ). Commentary. How do we engage when everyone is on the go? How do we change the way we work and connect to still make sure we have strong connections to our work and each other?

Ask The Wizard: How Do I Quickly Assign Employee Training and Development Topics To Staff?


With every new employee that joins the team, there is a period of time when training is required for the staff member to go over necessary employee training and development. There are also cases when a new company rule or policy is implemented and all staff members need to review and fully understand it.

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.

Choosing the Right Cloud Vendor


By Paul Roberts, Country Manager, UK and Ireland When considering a cloud solution – any cloud solution – companies MUST do due diligence. They need to ask questions like, “Can I see the resumes of the executives running your operations?” ” or “Can you brief me on the engineering team that will be delivering the critical […]. Cloud EMEA

Number 3 – Gamification and Employee Engagement (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

Number 3 of the top 5 blog posts from David Zinger 2012. A personal quest to improve work and well-being through the principles of engagement and gamification. Buzz for the 2012 Experiment. I have been playing with engagement, gamification, work, and well-being this year. I still have 3 months to go but I thought I would let readers know about the success I have been experiencing by creating a low tech game to increase my work accomplishment and enhance my overall well-being.

Number 4 – Ten Stops for Employee Engagement (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

Number 4 of the top 5 blog posts for 2012 from David Zinger. Please come to a complete stop before proceeding… Stop waiting for a magic moment to engage. Stop mistaking engagement as someone else’s job or responsibility. Stop conceptualizing engagement as a problem to be solved. Stop searching for a stronger business case for engagement. Stop thinking of employee engagement as an extra. Stop believing you need more data to begin.