Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

HR Bartender

Over the past month, I have heard several people mention the concept of “flow” as a way to do better work. I believe we’re are always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently so these mentions of “flow” have peaked my curiosity.

3-Steps for Hiring Managers with Emotional Intelligence

ClearCompany HRM

As more studies reveal the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace, companies are beginning to take notice, and the myth of IQ leading the way is coming undone. For example, 58% of job performance is based on a person’s EQ, and 70% of the time, those with mid-level IQ outperform those with the highest IQs. Hiring Workplace Cultural Fit

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Is Tinder Tomorrow’s Recruiting Tool?

Cornerstone On Demand

This spring, an unusual profile went up on the dating app Tinder—instead of looking for love, this new Tinder-er was seeking labor. That's right. Ad agency Havas Worldwide Chicago developed a Tinder profile to recruit candidates for its summer internship program.

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So, I Auditioned for Family Feud in Birmingham, AL


A few weeks ago I received a strange text from my cousin. He wanted to know if I would be interested in trying out for a game show called Family Feud. Of course my instant reply was “YES!” ” We had to put in some effort up front and submit our interest.

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Learning a New Skill Makes Your Other Skills Better

HR Bartender

I’ve mentioned before that Mr. Bartender and I are fans of the television show Mythbusters. If you’ve never seen it, the show is hosted by two special effects experts who test myths, urban legends, and such.

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ICYMI: What Went Down on the First Day of Convergence 2015

Cornerstone On Demand

Our 13th annual conference, Cornerstone Convergence , kicked off yesterday with a question from CEO and founder Adam Miller that would guide conversations for the rest the day: "How can you reach your full potential—and help others reach theirs?"

The Best Way to Prove the Worth of the Talent Function


The company with the best talent will often win, but talent alone is not enough. Talent is wasted if those who possess it are not given the freedom to do what they believe is right, or are not aligned with the company’s strategy.

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Is a Training Meeting the Best Approach

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle , in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.).

Are You in Need of a Work-Life Reset?


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Work-life balance is a myth, but we can learn to blend work and life through purpose, positivity and possibilities. Rounding out my book review posts for the author panel I’ll be leading at WorkHuman is Work-Life Reset , by Fawn Germer.

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.

Cornerstone Edge: The First Platform-as-a-Service Solution for Talent Management

Cornerstone On Demand

3 Ways to Foster Professional Development in the Workplace


As a company, you want your employees to be invested in your goals. You want them to get excited about your successes, and feel motivated to improve your products, contribute to your workplace culture, and be an active part of the company community.

When A Process Becomes Obsolete – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I received a phone call from a friend this week who mentioned having 4 rotating file devices used to store business contact information on her desk. Maybe you’ve heard of these before – the name is a portmanteau of the words rolling and index. I couldn’t help but wonder, do people still use those?

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23 Leadership Lessons About Energizing Yourself and Others

The People Equation

How do you derive energy from the task of leading? Many times, being in a leadership role is draining, not energizing. As with many other things in life, one needs to actively seek out ways to overcome flagging energy.

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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.

ICYMI: Daniel Pink, Company Culture and the Mobile Imperative at Convergence 2015

Cornerstone On Demand

Following a fantastic lineup of talent management experts (not to mention a rock star) on the first day of Convergence 2015 , we continued the conversation today with more inspiring use-cases, insightful trends and best practices for empowering people in the new world of work.

The Role of Organizational Culture in Employee Engagement

Something Different

<> …It’s been a while since I shared a World at Work video. This one (focused on the role of organization culture and employee experience on engagement) is fantastic: Happy Friday! Compensation hr human resources

5 Methods To Give Your Employee Wellness Program New Life


Countless case studies illustrate how employees who participate in wellness programs contribute to lower healthcare costs, decreased attrition, and higher productivity.

4 Ways to Get More Out of Meetings with Your Manager

The People Equation

Are you getting the most out of your 1:1 meetings with your boss ? According to a recent study , about 73 percent of employees meet with their team leader at least once a month.

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.

How Cornerstone Insights Will Unlock Big Data Potential in HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone recently announced Cornerstone Insights , a suite of predictive analytics dashboards that a applies sophisticated data science to workforce data , enabling business leaders to answer burning questions about how to use data to better hire, train, manage, and retain top talent.

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The Value of Getting Quick Wins

Something Different

Another Mark of a True Leader: Inspiration


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Leaders must first inspire others to follow of their own accord. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that you can’t just declare yourself a leader and expect others to follow.

What Type of Engaged Leader Are You?

The People Equation

Are you a Plugged-In Leader or an Otherwise Occupied Leader? To find out, go on over to Smartblog on Leadership and read my May post, Are you the wrong type of “engaged” leader?

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.

New Grads, Your Dream Job Exists—Here's How to Find It

Cornerstone On Demand

"What are you doing after graduation?" " During graduation season, new grads get countless questions about their post-diploma plans. But the reality is, deciding on a career or finding a job is difficult and strenuous, and all too often, people make quick decisions based on opportunities easily available to them—instead of what’s right for them.

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Infographic Thursday: Let’s Take a Look at Workplace *Stress*

Something Different

If anyone knows of where I can find them on Twitter, please share in the comments below so I can update the main post with a link. Check out this great infographic from the folks at Visual Loop Labs.

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Discover the Collaboration Code for Innovation, Part 3

ATD Human Capital

This blog series examines how organization must use collaboration to manage globally and foster innovation. Part 3 details 11 operating principles that must all be in-play to unlock the “collaboration code” for leading in today’s global business world.


HR Tech Implementations or Business Tech Implementations?

China Gorman

Last month I wrote about the inaugural report issued by the analysts at KeyInterval Research. You know them as John Sumser and William Tincup.) They have an ambitious research publication agenda – one report a month.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.