Sat.Sep 26, 2015 - Fri.Oct 02, 2015

Servant Leadership: Turning Hierarchy Upside Down

HR Bartender

“To be an excellent leader, you have to be a superb follower.” ” – Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines. If you’re not following Josh Bersin’s writings, you should be. He’s written a couple of posts lately that deserve discussion.

Stepping Off The Global Cliff

HRchitect

By Elissa Montoya. For weeks, I have been searching for my next blog topic to no avail. For some reason, even with all the exciting stuff happening in HCM these days, I was coming up with a total blank.

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5 Best Questions for Screening Candidates

ClearCompany HRM

Screening candidates will never go out of style, but doing it via the phone or in-person… will. With video interviewing, a series of predetermined questions can be asked of each applicant to help make better decisions of who to invite to the next round.

How to Avoid Losing Talent to Startups

Cornerstone On Demand

Back in the 1960s, when the Baby Boomers were embarking on their careers, everyone dreamed of getting hired by one of the iconic American corporations: Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Lever Brothers, just to name a few. But that all changed during the dot-com boom in the mid-1990s.

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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.

Competency Models Provide the Roadmap for Career Success – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry.

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Why Employees’ Opinions Matter in Talent Management

ClearCompany HRM

Good leaders are assertive. They take charge, cut through the clutter, and make key business decisions with authority.

Yes, Your Startup Needs to Think About HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Bureaucracy tends to be a dirty word in tech hubs like Silicon Valley, a place where startups and their admirers value the efficiency of a lean team. As a result, Human Resources—a department associated with process and compliance—often ends up on the back burner.

Performance Review Cycles Impact Their Effectiveness

HR Bartender

There continues to be a lot of chatter about performance reviews. Love them or hate them. Keep them or ditch them. We’ve written about performance reviews before – here’s one of our faves. Performance reviews aren’t a one-size-fits-all process.

The 3 Characteristics All Employers Should Look for in a Job Applicant but Almost Never do

Trinet

Guest post by Pomello Making great hires usually involves evaluating a candidate’s hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills, of course, usually take priority when assessing a potential employee’s. Visit site for full story. Hiring Recruiting HR recruiting SMB hiring soft skills

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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!

Making the HR Technology Leap

UpstartHR

I was talking with a friend last week about technology–specifically the kind we use in the HR, payroll, and recruiting space. His organization is using an awful tool that costs quite a bit of money. It’s not user friendly. It doesn’t make data easily accessible.

3 Ways to Work Effectively with Freelancers

Cornerstone On Demand

This is the third post in a series about how to thrive amid shifting workplace demographics. The U.S. freelance workforce is currently 53 million strong and growing fast, according to a recent report from the Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk.

Employer Sends Invoice to Former Employee – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Based on the title, you might think today’s reader question seems like a one-in-a-million situation. The thought crossed my mind too. But after thinking about it, overpaying employees is a serious issue. Hi Sharlyn. I currently work as a manager at a nonprofit organization.

3 Things Business Owners Should Think About When Looking for a Small Business Loan

Trinet

Guest post by OnDeck The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that the average small business owner spends roughly 33 hours looking for a small business loan. That’s a significant time away from. Visit site for full story.

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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.

A Spirited Look at HR Tech 2015

Ultimate Software

October is here and, not only does it signal the contemplative fall season, for us at Ultimate Software, it means the exciting HR Technology Conference & Expo is just around the corner!

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Can Complicated Be Simple?

Cornerstone On Demand

I have had an iPhone since the 3G. I love the device. Apple has made it easy to stay with them and they create great continuity in their upgrade stream. They have excellent functionality and peace of mind with iCloud backups.

Do You Use Verbal White Space?

All Things Workplace

Note: I was prompted by the recent political debates to re-publish this popular post from the 2012 archives. Hope you enjoy it! Graphic designers know how to focus your attention. They frequently communicate through the use of white space. Less is more. The message is clear. There's no clutter.

Oracle Employees Say Recognition from Peers Most Powerful Means for Employee Engagement

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Employees are telling us what would engage them more in their work. We simply need to listen. Want to know how to engage employees? Perhaps the best (and obvious) answer is to ask the employees. Oracle did just that.

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The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

What to do if a Vendor is Sunsetting Your Technology

HRchitect

In the world of HCM Technology, change is the only constant. One change that may throw you for a loop is when you receive notification that your technology vendor is sunsetting or changing your HCM technology. While you likely aren’t jumping for joy about this, you don’t have to panic either. Let the HRchitect professionals guide you so you know, “What to do if a Vendor is Sunsetting Your Technology”.

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Do You Know How You’re Perceived as a Manager?

Something Different

…So this evening I came across a really interesting article on HBR about how younger people managers (under age 30) are perceived. It outlined common blind spots and challenges that said managers face. I am a people manager and under age 30, so naturally this was interesting to me.

A Former Manager’s (Surprising) Thoughts on HR

UpstartHR

One of the sites I follow regularly is Ask a Manager , where Alison Green shares her thoughts and wisdom on management, job hunting, and the workplace. With a wildly popular site like hers, she gets all kinds of questions from readers about different situations. I wanted to take the opportunity to get her thoughts on our (HR) side of the fence, so I pitched her a few questions. She was gracious enough to answer in detail, so check out the great Q&A below!

Today’s Frontier is NOT Technology

China Gorman

I’m not sure where I ran across this report from Interact Authentically , Disengagement and Separation of the Virtual Worker. But I’m glad I found it.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

ICYMI: It's Time to Rebrand "HR"

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in HR. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular stories every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series. Keep reading for September's top stories!

Quote of the Week: “If you aren’t in the moment…

Something Different

…you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey. <imdb.com> <imdb.com> For this week’s quote we can thank Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer Jim Carrey.

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Can Companies Truly Offer the Work Flexibility that Employees Crave?

The People Equation

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce ® Study (EWS). All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, the cartoon The Jetson’s featured flying cars.

Comparing Job Offers: Always Pick The Best Boss.

The HR Capitalist

From our Kinetix Tips series (email subscribers click through for photo): Of course, I was operating with limited characters in that space, so one elaboration. A potential boss's comfort with that question really doesn't include him automatically saying "yes".

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.