Sat.Mar 21, 2015 - Fri.Mar 27, 2015

Are You Keeping Up With the Speed of Technology

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about skills gaps in the workforce. Today I want to talk about one specific skills gap – digital. I ran across this very good article on the Undercover Recruiter blog discussing some of the strategies we need to employ to bridge the digital skills gap. It’s worth a read.

Better Hiring Through Mobile: They’re Hired! Now What? [Part 6]

ClearCompany HRM

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5 Ways to Evaluate MOOCs on a Resume

Cornerstone On Demand

Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old Canadian, made headlines recently when he announced that he had obtained an Ivy League education for free by sneaking in to classes at prestigious universities.

How to Get 45+ Free HRCI Credits for the PHR or SPHR


This week I connected with a wonderful person who shared something that I just had to plug here. You know I’m a fan of certification and the benefits it can bring to your career.

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.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

HR Bartender

Where has the year gone?! I feel like only yesterday I was putting away the holiday decorations and now it’s Spring! Before I know it, I’ll be looking for 2016 Planners. The good news is with Spring comes some great HR events. I’m so looking forward to some travel!

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3 Surprising Ways CEOs Create Bold Company Cultures

Cornerstone On Demand

Everyone from management gurus to millennials seems to agree: creating a strong, coherent culture is important to a company's success.

What does it mean to have a high-performance culture?


Company culture is not ping pong tables and a company beer refrigerator. While these perks can certainly be present in a strong culture, they do not alone represent company culture. Simply put, company culture is the set of behaviors that determine how things get done at company.

Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark

HR Bartender

It seems like a simple enough question. What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?”. The question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Benchmarking is the process of comparing something (i.e.

What You Need to Understand Before Going Mobile

ClearCompany HRM

Though 9 out of 10 job seekers are looking for jobs on mobile, not everyone is implementing a strategy for mobile recruiting. Not everyone knows what it means to really recruit through mobile, either.

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!

This is What Talent Management Will Look Like By The Year 2018 — Are You Ready?


This may go without saying, but your employees aren’t like cars and trucks. The average automobile depreciation rate is 15% per year, with new vehicles dropping in value immediately after you drive them off the lot. Unlike cars and trucks, people appreciate in value the longer they work for you.

Women and the Politics of Promotion

The People Equation

Research indicates that ambitious women are in a double bind—if they’re too aggressive, then they’re seen as threatening; if they’re too accommodating, they’re not seen as senior leadership material.

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What Do You Want To Be Known For

HR Bartender

I found this website recently. It’s a memorial to all of the products and projects that Google has abandoned over the years. While the site is in French, you immediately understand the point without even looking for the translate button.

How to Increase Response Rates of Employee Surveys


Are you experiencing low response rate blues? Here are a few things you can do increase participation rates so that you gather the highest quality feedback with each employee survey. Create excitement around the survey. The race for high response rates should start even before the survey goes live.

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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.

Rob Lowe is coming to WorkHuman 2015. Here’s why.


I am so excited about our WorkHuman speaker lineup. From keynotes to session speakers to attendees, we are assembling an amazing cross-section of people that is going to blow your socks off. But I have to say that our latest speaker announcement is one of the most thrilling.

Speeding Up Selection, Rewards, Training (and HR in General)


The other day I received an email from UPitch. It’s basically like Tinder for PR pitches. Still not sure? Here’s the gist: You open the app and see a pitch.

3 Key Questions to Integrate Talent Management into the Business

ATD Human Capital

t’s important meet with colleagues in non-TD functions to ensure your talent management processes are optimized. Use these questions to help guide your efforts. Click here to read full version

Are You Listening to Yourself? A #soulsparks Story

The People Equation

It happened while I was cleaning up the dinner dishes. While I stood at my kitchen sink, scrubbing pans, the thought formed, completely unbidden: I want to be a writer. It was a June night; my family was outside enjoying one of the first warm days of our soon-to-be Michigan summer.

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

Employees Want Recognition To Be A Personal Experience


In our 5 Recognition Trends for 2015 eBook , we share our employee recognition insights and what your organization can do to see results. This post is the fourth installment of a five-part blog series covering each trend and its effect on employee engagement.

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The Front Line Leader (Video Book Review)


Recently I read The Front Line Leader by Chris Van Gorder while I was on a flight. Usually when I’m flying I take something fun/entertaining to keep my attention, but I needed to knock down my review pile so I grabbed this one. I’m so glad I did.

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Our “Stickiness” Problem: Retention, Opportunities or Feedback?


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Employees need more opportunities, more regular conversations on performance, and more frequent recognition to overcome retention challenges. People just don’t stick around like they used to.”.

3 Insights into Workplace Politics

The People Equation

Guest Post by Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion. Politics is all about relationships, and it’s critical to build and nurture relationships with people who can positively impact your career.

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.

Great Moments In Interviewing As a Candidate: The +1 Strategy.

The HR Capitalist

I''m on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. Basically, it works like this- the more your interviewer talks, the more she''s going to feel LIKE IT WENT ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Sure, she talked 90% of the time.

Our Shaky Millennial Education Foundation

China Gorman

It’s the definition of a counter-intuitive statement: the Millennial generation has attained the highest levels of education of any previous American generation, yet on average demonstrates weak skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments compared to their international peers.

Book Giveaway: Trust Precedes Accountability—Do Your Employees Trust You?

ATD Human Capital

This blog article describes how trust and accountability work together in an organization—and how you can use the intersection of the two to build employee engagement in your workplace. Click here to read full version

The Power of Thanks Named Silver Medalist in Axiom Business Book Awards


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – Awards are wonderful to receive, but it’s what we learn from them that has even more value. I am honored and pleased to announce that our latest book, The Power of Thanks , continues to earn accolades and win awards.

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.