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All About Employee Personality Tests – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Many organizations use assessments in hiring and career development. If used properly, they can bring tremendous value. There are legal considerations regarding the use of assessments. Today’s post is not going to focus on the legal aspects of assessments.

What Actually Makes a HiPo Employee High-Performing?

ClearCompany HRM

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t want a high performer , as long as they were amicable and weren’t too high maintenance. But what defines a HiPo? What makes them work better than everyone else?

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Why Corporate Wellness Programs Aren't for Number Crunchers

Cornerstone On Demand

The hype around wellness in the workplace has reached critical mass.

Launch Bold Employee Retention Programs That Work: Avoid Copycat HR

Visier

Making drastic changes to talent programs without thinking through the outcomes is like introducing rabbits to the Australian ecosystem: both can bring a myriad of unintended consequences.

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.

If You Know the Goal, Do You Still Have to Plan for It?

HR Bartender

I read a statement recently that I haven’t been able to forget. People without a clear purpose will have to carry an organizer to plan their day. I keep staring at this sentence trying to figure out the intersection of purpose and planning.

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How to Transform HR by Focusing on Customers First

Cornerstone On Demand

A beautiful Friday night. The best pizza in town. Live music. We sat down to eat just as an amazing singer was finishing her first set—ready for a break. She was a great musician, both vocals and instrumental. We were looking forward to her returning for another set, which she finally did.

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The Characteristics of Great Leaders

Ultimate Software

We at Ultimate Software are proud to announce that our Founder, President, and CEO, Scott Scherr, is among the Highest-Rated CEOs on Glassdoor for 2015 ! Each year, the online jobs and careers marketplace lists the top leaders from companies across North America and Europe.

INTERVIEW: Dr. Ken Blanchard on Leadership and Management

HR Bartender

One of the classic questions we ask business people is something about the books they read. It might be “Tell me the one book every manager needs to have on their bookshelf.” Or “What’s the business book you’d take with you to a secluded island?” You get the point.

How to Improve Someone’s Life (Today)

UpstartHR

Taking an informal mentoring role in support of someone else is easy, and you can start in minutes. Plus you get the chance to help shape the direction of someone else’s path, and that is an exciting prospect.

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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 It’s High Time to Revisit Your Drug Policy

Cornerstone On Demand

A good friend of mine is particular about where he works—but his deal breakers aren't the usual suspects, like a generous vacation policy, flexible hours, gym stipends or free lunch. His core requirement from an employer? No drug testing.

Even Good Leaders Lose Against a Bad System

The People Equation

“The other day I had a revelation at work.”. That’s my friend Sally , chatting with me at lunch. “Oh? How so?”. That’s me, ever the inquisitor. Sally took a new job a few months ago and we were catching up on life.

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What HR Needs to Know About Social Media & Company Culture

CultureIQ

Company culture has gone digital. Your workplace culture is no longer determined by the attitude in the office on any given today.

Witnessing the Beginning of a Movement

WorkHuman

Ten months ago, it was just an idea. It was audacious. It was risky. It was a little breathtaking. And we hoped it would work. We hoped we had enough time to put it together. We hoped we weren’t too far ahead of the curve.

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.

Why Communal Learning (And Cake Pops) Are the Future of L&D

Cornerstone On Demand

Just as the tradition of annual performance reviews is on the wane, the concept of one-and-done training sessions is becoming increasingly outdated. The pace of technology continues to accelerate each year, and HR professionals can no longer expect to train people once a year (or even once a quarter) to keep up to speed—instead, employees need opportunities to constantly learn and improve their knowledge. But it's also clear that HR can't serve as the only source of this knowledge.

What’s the Opposite of Saying “Thanks?”

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Deep, meaningful connections are created when we become vulnerable to express our appreciation to others and humbly receive it, too.

The Culture Games – Team Building Event

CultureIQ

If you need an idea for a team building event, look no further. CultureIQ’s very own Brady Loeck tells the story of The Culture Games: Here at CultureIQ, we take turns planning events and activities to maintain and develop our culture.

A Path to Performance Management Reform

ATD Human Capital

In the previous blog, “ Same Ingredients, Different Recipe: Innovating on Performance Goals, Feedback, and Ratings ,” we discussed practical ways to evolve goal setting, feedback, and performance ratings for the new work environment.

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

Why Great HR Leaders Focus on Customer Service, Not Compliance

Cornerstone On Demand

A beautiful Friday night. The best pizza in town. Live music. We sat down to eat just as an amazing singer was finishing her first set—ready for a break. She was a great musician, both vocals and instrumental. We were looking forward to her returning for another set, which she finally did.

8 Tips for Recognizing and Rewarding Innovation

Engage2Excel

Recognition can do more than just drive performance and engagement. It can encourage deep collaboration and drive innovation. With just 10 percent of organizations believing they are doing an adequate job of encouraging innovation, there is plenty of room for improvement.

How (and Why!) to Promote Your Employer Brand

CultureIQ

Brand is the bread and butter of any business. But branding extends beyond the messages you are transmitting to your target customer. This is where your employer brand comes into play.

Working in the “Gig Economy”

China Gorman

Last week I introduced you to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 report which I suggested should be required reading for HR.

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.

HR Leaders, It’s High Time to Revisit Your Drug Policy

Cornerstone On Demand

A good friend of mine is particular about where he works—but his deal breakers aren't the usual suspects, like a generous vacation policy, flexible hours, gym stipends or free lunch. His core requirement from an employer? No drug testing.

THE BIGGEST LIES IN HR HISTORY: I've Read the Book "Topgrading" From Front to Back.

The HR Capitalist

You've told some whoppers in HR. The biggest ones are always designed to make you look more with it than you have time to be. Here's a favorite of mine - " Topgrading ? Oh yeah, I've read that - loved it. shows fist to indicate "it's strong"). This lie is not limited to HR pros.

Before They Go: Mentoring and the Exiting Employee

ATD Human Capital

Group mentoring is an effective way to capture the tacit knowledge of exiting employees. By leading several groups on various topics, these workers can have a greater impact on numerous individuals.

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Stress-Free Payroll Integration

nettime solutions

We took a commuter bus the other day. At a midway point, we transferred right onto a waiting light rail train. We were at the airport in under an hour –– relaxed from no traffic stress. This happy state of mind was the result of two transportation systems working seamlessly together. Guess what?

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.