Sat.Jun 06, 2015 - Fri.Jun 12, 2015

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.

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?

Why Corporate Wellness Programs Aren't for Number Crunchers

Cornerstone On Demand

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

Infographic Thursday: The 10 Most Important Work Skills of the Future

Something Different

Check out this great infographic from NowSourcing highlighting the 10 most important work skills of the near future (and the changes driving them). As always, if you like this week’s infographic then follow the author on Twitter here. Happy Thursday, Rory.

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.

Employee Engagement Is At an 8-Year Low [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I’m not sure if the title of today’s post is a major surprise. We’ve been talking about employee engagement for quite some time. In fact, I’m concerned that the conversation has turned to noise. But regardless of what you call the term, engagement remains a key business issue.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Why It’s So Hard For You to Get That Raise You Want

Something Different

<optisins.com> One of the most common questions I get from folks outside of the HR profession is “Why is it so hard to get salary increases approved?”

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.

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.

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.

Implementing Pay for Performance at All Levels of an Organization

Something Different

<jayshreestocks.com> Towers Watson Executives Donald Delves and Lori Wisper discuss what pay for performance means for executives vs. employees and why the differences in pay matter.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Few Thoughts About Pay Equality and Transparency

Something Different

<www.ifeanyiuche.com> …So a few days ago I read an intriguing piece on Forbes from compensation 1. Thanks to Tony Bergmann-Porter for providing the original linke in his Compensation Cafe piece here. SME Edward Lawler.

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.

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.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.