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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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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.

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.

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!

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

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone recently announced Cornerstone Edge , a new cloud computing architecture and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that provides clients, partners and third-party developers with easy-to-use new tools and services to quickly create and deploy new and existing applications within the Cornerstone suite of applications.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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Do Your Managers Know How to Give Good Recognition


Why do many companies spend months developing and rolling out a recognition program, only to find that they have very poor participation rates? Many point to what the program didn’t include.

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.


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?

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.

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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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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Organizational Change Is a Certainty

ATD Human Capital

There is little doubt that organizations must continually deal with increasingly rapid pace of change.


Is IT a profession in Crisis? Why IT professionals feel left out.

Josh Bersin

The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Decades ago, Information Technology (IT) was considered a creative and strategic profession. These individuals.

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.