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.

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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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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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.

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!

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.