Sat.Aug 15, 2015 - Fri.Aug 21, 2015

SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

Competency is defined as an ability or skill. Every profession has competencies. And we want competencies; they are the things that make us successful. You could say that jobs are made up of tasks (the actual things we do) and competencies (the skills we need to do them).

How to Prep Your Candidates For Their First Video Interview

ClearCompany HRM

More than ever, candidates want to use the technology they’re surrounded by to better their lives, and the hiring process is no exception. Around 51% of best-in-class companies use video -enabled applications.

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TED Talk Tuesday: Why Innovators Need to be "Now-ists"

Cornerstone On Demand

This is the second post in our monthly "TED Talk Tuesday" series, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here.

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Workplace 2025: Five Forces, Six New Roles and a Challenge to HR

Visier

In September 2013, top HR leaders undertook a voluntary and collective effort to envision the HR profession in 2025.

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.

Every #HR Pro Should Own a Marketing Textbook

HR Bartender

There. I said it. The parallels between marketing and human resources are endless. As HR pros, we could really gain some creative inspiration from the principles of marketing. In fact, we’ve talked about learning from marketing before. You can click here , here and here to check those posts out.

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How Crowdsourcing Can Solve Your Toughest Talent Gaps

Cornerstone On Demand

Talent management has traditionally focused on three main categories—short-term, mid-term and long-term needs—with the goal of ensuring a ready and solid supply of talent to meet any organizational need.

Growth Through Innovation

Ultimate Software

For the second consecutive year, Ultimate Software is ranked in the top 10 on Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies , this year earning the #7 spot.

The Restaurant Industry Trains America’s Workforce – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

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

How I Halved My Time-to-Hire by Leveraging Hidden Data

ClearCompany HRM

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of tripling the size of a team over the course of only 8 months. This was the first time in my career I had ever done something like this, and I can tell you it’s no walk in the park.

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Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Why Recruiters Need to Think Like Job Candidates

Cornerstone On Demand

Face it, recruiters: You have a terrible reputation. The recruiting process notoriously lacks communication —and even though candidates curry favor with you in hopes of a job interview, they resent you for dropping them like a hot potato when interest wanes.

Business Owners in Massachusetts: The State’s New Earned Sick Time Law will Impact your Business. Here is How to Avoid Penalties

Trinet

As of July 1, 2015, a new earned sick time law in Massachusetts requires all Massachusetts businesses to provide sick time for their employees. If you are a Massachusetts business owner, this new law. Visit site for full story. Sick Leave Laws Massachusetts sick leave law

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Give Your Interns an Experience They’ll Never Forget

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. This year, Kronos had its largest ever internship program with more than 80 interns in various departments.

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What GE, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft Have in Common

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! More and more companies are turning a critical eye on the traditional annual performance review process as the primary means for employee feedback. This month, Derek Irvine (our chief blogger here on Recognize This!

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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.

Beware the "Gray Ceiling": How to Manage a Multi-Generational Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

The apocalyptic silver tsunami that many economists predicted has rained on the workforce more like a sun shower. Thanks to a combination of delayed retirements, improving-but-still-slow job growth and increasing life expectancy, older workers are waiting longer to exit the workforce—meaning millennials and generation X employees who were poised to take the field have hit an unforeseen obstacle: “ the gray ceiling."

Six Strategies for Recruiting Top-Notch Employees

Trinet

Guest post by ApplicantStack Your employees are the single most important investment you’ll make in your business. Smart, engaged employees can help your company grow by proactively tackling. Visit site for full story.

Infographic Thursday: Workforce Stress

Something Different

Check out the below great infographic from Towers Watson sharing some causal factors behind workforce stress (employees and employers differ on the top causes), and the adverse impacts it can have on employee health and wellness.

Tips for Running a High-Potential Leadership Development Program

The People Equation

Back in the day when I worked for a large corporation, there were employees who had been selected for some sort of quasi-secret leadership development program.

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.

It's Time to Blow Up Job Descriptions

Cornerstone On Demand

Here's a brainteaser: You are given a candle, a box of tacks and a book of matches. How do you attach the candle to a wall so that it can be lit without dripping wax onto the floor below? The solution to Duncker's candle problem is to deconstruct the box of tacks into its parts (box, tacks), attach the box to the wall with the tacks and attach the candle to the bottom of the box.

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

The HR Capitalist

If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: - Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! Small businesses are going to fail! The business world will have to pass along costs to consumers!

Quote of the Week: “The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the…

Something Different

…leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision.” ” – Niklaus Wirth. <Wikipedia.org>

Can You Confidently Answer the 4 Basic Performance Management Questions?

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Wanting to know we’re doing the right things at work is at the heart of performance management – and that’s a good thing.

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.

Can Employees Volunteer to Work for Free?

UpstartHR

Recently someone asked me about allowing employees to volunteer for free instead of being paid. I wanted to answer that more fully here because it might be something you have run into or might be considering in your own business. For starters, here’s the DOL ruling on that. Let’s break it down and look at two broad categories: for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Thinking About High Performance: GPTW, Netflix and Amazon.

The HR Capitalist

There's a happy tale that we've all grown used used to in the HR game. It goes something like this: The best way to build a company is to build a Great Place to Work. . Most of us believe that, right? I'm not her to debate that.

The Increased Prevalence of DC Pension Plans is Going to Change the Way We Retire. How to Prepare?

Something Different

<www.forbes.com> …Okay, so this evening I was reading a white paper from Aon Hewitt (you can find it here ) that states the following: One of the key findings from this research is that there appears to be a welcome sense of realism among employees about their retirement prospects.

CEOs and Talent: Only a Risk

China Gorman

What? I’m looking at a survey analysis/report from KPMG , Setting the course for growth: CEO perspectives. Unlike every other CEO survey I’ve looked at, people, talent and culture are barely addressed in the survey results at all, but rather in sidebars by the good consultants at KPMG.

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Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.