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.

FedEx delivers on employee recognition in a BIG way!


It can be said that recognition means most coming from the people who are impacted by the behavior, but more often than not, administering and maintaining a recognition program falls on the shoulders of HR and management. Many times it’s because the perception is that it’s too big of an initiative for people to manage on top of their daily duties – surely someone like HR needs to own and run it. Not for the logistics giant FedEx. FedEx is a company that is doing employee recognition right.

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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).

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.

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.

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#E4S David Guest on Engagement (why would employees want to.

Strategic HCM

I'm at another Engage for Success conference today (my last conference this year, yay!), this time for one organised by Katie Truss at the University of Kent at Canterbury. There's a great speaker list and I'm just here as an

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.