Sat.Oct 03, 2015 - Fri.Oct 09, 2015

Use An “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) To Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

Reddit (like many social platforms) is a social community where users can post text or links. One of its well-known features is called AMA which stands for “ Ask Me Anything.”

Realizing Our Potential: The Evolution of Cornerstone

Cornerstone On Demand

In 1999, Cornerstone OnDemand started with a few modest start-up trappings: a whiteboard, a shared cordless phone, a meeting room at a Santa Monica bowling alley and a bold idea: We wanted to change the world through online learning.

Talent Acquisition Systems Effect on the Candidate Pipeline


Written by: Reggie Wilson. When the term “pipeline” is referenced in business practices today, most assumptions will center on activities in the sales and business development realm.

5 Questions You Forgot to Ask in Your Video Interview

ClearCompany HRM

Screening applicants 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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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.

Self-Management Success: Do Work You Enjoy (Part 2)

HR Bartender

In the first post of this series on self-management success , I started a conversation about the trend toward self-management and the importance of giving employees the tools to be successful. I found this article on The Rouse titled “ Why Self-Managed Teams are the Future of Business.”

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Too Much Information? Ways to keep your Talent Acquisition System effective and efficient


Written by: Elisabeth Jordan. Whether looking at implementing a new talent acquisition system or upgrading the one you already have, it’s important to strike a balance between making sure you’re getting the information you need, without scaring off the very people you want to use the system.

5 Free Mobile Apps for Productivity Boosts

ClearCompany HRM

If there’s one thing I know about HR Professionals, it’s that they’re incredibly busy people. In fact, most HR Managers or HR Generalists have to recruit, hire, onboard, select, schedule, purchase, mediate and plan on any given day at their jobs.

Compliance Is a Part of Business – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

As human resources professionals, we see our fair share of compliance and legal issues. And there are plenty of people who want to pontificate that we’re not being strategic when we focus on compliance. Reality is, compliance and legal issues impact every aspect of business.

You Don't Need to Understand Millennials: You Need to Understand People

Cornerstone On Demand

There's no shortage of musings on (or critiques of) millennials. They want to make an impact on the world, but they're also self-obsessed. They want opportunities to learn and grow at a company, yet they're quick to job hop every few years.

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.

Four Questions Strategic HR Pros Ask to Drive a Culture of Ethics in Financial Services


How to Link Workforce Metrics With Business Outcomes, Part Four. To some, workplace culture is about as real as corporate pixie dust.

An Experienced Entrepreneur Shares 5 Business Survival Tips for Preventing a Cash Shortage


Guest post by The CEO’s Right Hand Cash is king. This sounds cliché but after living through the “dot-bomb fiasco,” 9/11 aftermath and the great recession, I know, first-hand, that “cash is. Visit site for full story.


Ambitious But No Opportunities Available – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

This is a long reader note, but one I think you’ll find interesting. My guess is there are many employees who feel this way, whether it’s their first job or the fourth. Hi Sharlyn. I read your blog post about succession planning and I’m really interested in what advice you may have for me.

Closing the Tech Talent Gap: 5 Cities Where Techies are Flocking

Cornerstone On Demand

Top tech talent is pretty picky when it comes to work. But with such high demand for software engineers across the country, the world truly is their oyster. According to a recent report from The Conference Board , talent in the technology sector remains in low supply as demand continues to skyrocket.

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.

How One Innovative L&D Professional is Engaging Employees As a Training Department of One

Grovo HR

Georgette Vlangos runs CHOPT Creative Salad’s entire learning program by herself. Since joining the innovative salad chain in December of last year, she’s revolutionized the company’s approach to training its growing workforce despite being the sole member of her team.

SMBs Using Employer Payment Plans Could be Facing Large Penalties. This is What You Need to Know


This post is part of the TriNet ongoing series about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on small business. Many employers who have struggled to provide affordable health benefits to their. Visit site for full story.

Paying It Forward: A Reminder to Be the Difference Maker

Ultimate Software

Betty Whitten was one of my first college professors. I was enrolled in the Management program at the University of Georgia, and she taught Business Statistics. My journey to get credit for her class is worth sharing. Dr. Whitten’s class was limited to 60 enrollees, and I was number 62.

Leaders: Beware Comparisons

All Things Workplace

When we were kids, my younger brother had to put up with teachers comparing the two of us throughout his school years. He was a star athlete, I was more of an academic. He didn't like the comparisons and neither did I.

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.

An Interview with DriveThruHR: The Analyst Life and My Favorite Work


Last week I had a chance to jump on the DriveThruHR podcast and speak with Mike Vandervort, a good friend and host of the show. I was a last minute stand in, so the title of the show has someone else’s name on it.

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The Importance of Carefully Managing Total Rewards Communication

Something Different

Okay… so Harvard Business Review has a great article about compensation up here.

How Bad is Your Succession Management?

China Gorman

“ 84% of organizations report having a lack of candidates in the pipeline ready to assume open and critical positions. ”. That’s not good, folks.

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.

You Can’t WorkHuman if You Can’t Communicate


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — A fundamental skill for any manager of people is how to communicate clearly, honestly, and appropriately. Understanding. Purpose. Meaning. Value. All are critical parts of a creating a WorkHuman environment in the workplace. All are elements of communication.

Employee vs. Associate: What Should You Call Your People?

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - had someone lecture me about the need to call people "associates" last week. I like that tag fine, but I told them the story outlined below. On my mind, so I'm rerunning the post. Short answer: It doesn't matter, your actions are much more meaningful than the tag you use.

The Week in HR (10.9.2015)

Something Different

<> It’s Friday, so as always here are a few articles you should be reading: Laurie Ruettimann has a solid 4-part series up on her site about the core components of a great company culture here.

Here's How Relocation Management Software Can Help You Back Up Your Relocation Budget

UrbanBound HR

How often do you find yourself working within the constraints of a pre-approved budget? The truth is, unless you're Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, you probably resonate with this pretty strongly.

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.