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.

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.

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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.

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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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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10 tips for a successful HRMS selection

HRchitect

Written by: Jacqueline Kuhn. #10 10 – Choose the right team members for your project. Each process owner should have a representative for their process that understands the future state. They need to be accepting of change and be able to embrace doing things differently.

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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Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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.

Don’t Leave Your Employees Hanging: How to Better Communicate Company Changes

CultureIQ

The word “change” can make employees cringe. That’s because organizations often force change on employees with minimal or inconsistent communication. Wharton Professor Nancy Rothbard has coined a term called the “Black Hole of Change,” which describes the disconnect between how managers feel they are communicating change and how they are really communicating change.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.