Sat.Feb 15, 2014 - Fri.Feb 21, 2014

Hating on Performance Reviews—and the Old Switcheroo


"Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.” With a headline like that, it’s no wonder a recent Washington Post article continues to get attention. The problem is it’s not true—not even according to the research the article cites as its source.

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Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Bersin with Deloitte

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs, simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. And companies are spending more money on training (up […].

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Food for Thought in 2014


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 :00am. Food for Thought in 2014 By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, leader in the HR and Recruiting space.]. The landscape of recruiting and HR is changing drastically and quickly.

The Power of Processing (In Your Head)


Yesterday I did something for the first time at work. No, I didn''t use a bad word ( that''s not me.) No, I didn''t do something perfectly ( I wish! ) And no, I didn''t scream at anyone ( definitely not my style!

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.

The 10 Worst Email Habits

45 Things

While you may claim to hate email , the truth is that you don’t hate email. You are peeved by the people who send them. We’re talking about those email senders who fire off messages that are inane, stupid, weird, incomprehensible, worthless, depressing and annoying.

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Succession Planning: Going for the Gold


Thursday, February 20, 2014 :00am. Succession Planning: Going for the Gold By Kevin Grossman. Every two years, the world becomes captivated by the Olympic Games, and right now, everyone’s eyes are on the intense competition occurring in Sochi.

Just Bare Your Soul


Over the years I''ve learned a lot about leadership, usually through my own missteps. In order to stay current and embrace the notion of being a lifelong learner , I''ve read (and continue to read on a daily basis) many articles, blog posts, and an occasional book to put in the effort to improve.

How to Best Respond to a Bad Job Review

45 Things

You can make a bad situation worse when talking to your boss after a poor performance review. Think for a few seconds before saying anything. The first mistake we make is to respond emotionally. We are human and we need to be loved," says Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant. "A

Why the best managers are great coaches


Are you watching the 2014 winter Olympics? Everyone can get behind their country’s favorite medal winners, but what really creates exceptional athletes is phenomenal coaching. The same principle applies to how managers inspire successful employees.

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!

HR Technology Key Trends 2014

Strategic HCM

You might be interested in these comments from me and others on the key trends in HR technology currently - published by HRZone. My remarks are on data analytics - I''m not convinced!

Poor Writing, Compromised Brand

Cielo HR Leader

Each day, HR professionals, recruitment teams and organizational leaders craft job descriptions, business proposal content, research studies and marketing materials; send countless emails to candidates, clients and consumers; and contribute via social networks and other platforms in support of employer brand.

Test Blog Post

Future of Work

Ignore this post – it is just a test. But if they focused on their people, on increasing wellness and wellbeing, the payoff could be far greater. Instead, they are making changes to their real estate that may actually be reducing wellness, wellbeing, engagement, productivity, and more.

[Customer video] Why Samsung believes its people are everything to success


Samsung, a global provider of products and services, has built its vision on a foundation of people and people excellence. Find out how Samsung creates an amazing, engaged workforce by taking its employee recognition to the next level.

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

We Challenge You: Take The Lead with Sheryl Sandberg

Inpower Coaching

Entire Session (Media panel begins @ 55 min – Sheryl Sandberg’s Keynote begins @ 1 hr 27 minutes). InPower Women was honored to partner with Take The Lead to host a livestream on February 19.

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The Pope's 3 Words for Happy Marriages Also Applicable for Employee Retention


Pope Francis summed up a happy marriage to three words: PLEASE, THANKS, SORRY According to an AP article, "Francis told fiancés gathered in St. Peter''s Square for a special papal. date that expressions of courtesy, gratitude and contrition go a long. way toward conserving and enhancing love over time." From what we read in exit interviews, these three simple actions would also go along way


How would you answer these questions?

The HR Minion

About a month ago now, Glassdoor released their Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. They are fun for a giggle and as an HR geek I am often intrigued by the motivation behind asking such questions. Surely someone had to get permission to ask them and presumably there is a good reason.

Employee or Independent Contractor? How to Properly Classify Your Workers and Ensure Compliance


“Never has the potential peril for misclassification of individuals as independent contractors or employees as exempt been greater,” says employee benefits practice attorney Frank Morris. Since companies pay less in payroll taxes for independent contractors versus employees, the government is determined and quick to identify mislabeled workers.

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

Diversity and the “Cultural Richness”

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Wayne Davies, HR Director, GE, MENAT. Formerly the HR Director of GE Capital’s Global Banking business, Wayne now has a new job – that of HR Director for GE’s business operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. This is a key region for GE and generated more than $10 billion in sales in 2012, and employee numbers for GE in the region grew by 20% in the same time frame.

"Scientific Management" Circa 1910


The methods of motivating workers have changed dramatically since 1910 when Frederick Winslow Taylor advocated the following approach. The task before us, then, narrowed itself down. to getting Schmidt to handle 47 tons of pig iron per day and making him. glad to do it. This was done as follows. Schmidt was called out from. among the gang of pig-iron handlers and talked to somewhat in


How would you answer these questions?

The HR Minion

About a month ago now, Glassdoor released their Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. They are fun for a giggle and as an HR geek I am often intrigued by the motivation behind asking such questions. Surely someone had to get permission to ask them and presumably there is a good reason.

Part 2 of the Values Schism: Corporate America Needs To Get Real

Inpower Coaching

In my last post about how there is a growing schism between the values held by employees and those held by their employers, and how it’s driving employees out the door. I noted that 54% of millenials are planning on leaving their firms to try entrepreneurship. This is a big number, but even that is dwarfed by a study by Harris Interactive that found 74% of employees of all ages would look for another job if they could. The reasons?

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.

How Can I Trust Test Scores From Remote Tests?

Criteria Corp

One of the most prominent trends we’re seeing with our customer base is the move to administer more tests remotely, towards the very beginning of the hiring process. As I’ve talked about previously, there are many advantages to administering tests offsite, mostly to do with the cost and time savings of using objective, reliable data to help you filter out unqualified applicants from large applicant pools.

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Something Much Better than Robots or Machinery Replacing Workers on these Ranches


On the short flight back from Oahu to Kauai, I enjoyed the article in the Hawaiian Airlines magazine Hana Hou called "Canine Cowboys." The in-depth article details the use of work dogs in place of cowboys on some Hawaiian ranches. My fellow HR professionals will appreciate this line which is quoted from Kapapala Ranch owner Lani Cran Petrie: “In this country three dogs will do what seven men


How To Succeed As A Freelance Web Designer


Freelancing in web designing is a dream for many professionals with an artistic bent, but this field isn’t just about the talent you have. Successful freelancing depends on your business savvy and ability to commit and deliver on time. Self-employment is a great thing, but many don’t choose it because of the financial and career-related […]. Career Options Career Tips career advice Career as a Freelancer career in web designing Freelance Web Designer How to be a Freelancer

Aurico Reports Inc. Receives Drug Testing Accreditation Status


Aurico has been officially approved as an Accredited Third Party Administrator of Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).

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.