Sat.Dec 27, 2014 - Fri.Jan 02, 2015

Sales and Marketing Are Two Different Things

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I published a post on the “ 10 Skills You Need to Innovate ”. I received a comment from Hannah Morgan (aka Career Sherpa ) suggesting the addition of sales and marketing skills. I totally agree that sales and marketing skills are important.

4 Major HR Tech Trends to Keep Up With in 2015

ClearCompany HRM

We’re all talking budgets, must-haves and laying out plans to kick 2015 square in the saas. Everyone is ramping up with their recruiting and HR technologies - are you ready?

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Shift the Paradigm: Carol Anderson's Wish for HR in 2015

Cornerstone On Demand

What does 2015 hold for human resources? Honestly, I don’t know. I worry a bit about our future: will it bring more of the same or will we step up and make a change in order to create real value? We need a shift. We are under fire and often seen as a necessary evil.

It Just Shouldn’t Be This Difficult! – Eliminating Barriers to Recognition


by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This! — Sharing appreciation and gratitude for others should be simple to encourage frequent, timely praise and recognition. When was the last time you used a fax machine?

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.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – December 2014

HR Bartender

I hope you and yours are enjoying the December holidays. This time of year reminds me of my early career when I worked during the holidays. Working in hospitality and transportation, we were open 24/7/365.

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The Year in Leadership: 7 Teachable Moments

Cornerstone On Demand

From Chris Christie's George Washington Bridge trouble last winter to the bizarre saga of the recent Sony hacks , 2014 proved to be a roller-coaster ride for the HR and management spheres.

How to Be a Strategic HR Player in 2015


You’ve heard the talk about HR strategy and how it can make your organization better–now it’s time to live it. I want to help you make 2015 the best year yet in that respect, but I need a little help from you to make it happen.

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Tips for Wrapping Up the Year

The People Equation

Are you working this week? If you have an office job, most likely it’s going to be fairly quiet in the office because many of your colleagues are on vacation.

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Managing a Change? Here's A Solid Solution

All Things Workplace

Is everyone getting what''s needed when you make changes? Earlier this month I was working with a manager who had gotten some feedback from his boss. He was told that he didn''t jump in alongside his people to get new projects and improvements off the ground.

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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!

Maynard Webb: Why HR Can't Make a Company Cool (and Other Truths About the Future of Talent)

Cornerstone On Demand

Maynard Webb may not have a crystal ball, but he does have three decades of experience guiding high-profile companies in Silicon Valley. The former COO of eBay is a board member at Yahoo and Salesforce, angel investor and author of Rebooting Work , a guide for workers in the age of cloud computing.

New Year, New You: What’s One Thing You Want to Improve in 2015?


I absolutely love the new year and the feeling of excitement and opportunity that exists. I have been putting together some great plans for 2015 for this blog, for my work, and for my family. I am rearin’ to go!

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Help Employees Have Their “Best Days” in 2015


by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This! Help employees have their best days at work in 2015 by fostering a culture of appreciation and gratitude. On New Year’s Eve my husband and I have a tradition that we’ve been practicing for years.

Fresh Eyes On Your Hiring Process

ExactHire HR Trends

How is your hiring process? Does it get the job done? Could it be better? Several months ago, new owners took possession of our office complex.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 2014


It’s been an incredible year for recognition. Or maybe I should say for the recognition of recognition! Employee appreciation seems to have finally come into its own as a way of driving results in a company—but more than that, as a way of make the experience of work more fulfilling, happy and human.

Top People Equation Posts of 2014

The People Equation

It’s time for a bit of reflection before the New Year hits tomorrow. So I took a page from my post Tips for Wrapping Up the Year and looked at the People Equation posts that got the most traffic in 2014.

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The Recognition Experience Revisted


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The Business Case for Mindfulness

ATD Human Capital

To help HR and talent management professionals understand the benefits of mindfulness on organizations, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School developed the Executive Development white paper, Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace. Click here to read full version

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success


The HR Capitalist

Holiday Week - Best of the Capitalist this week. --KD. Gone Dark (??n You know this one: 1. A phrase to describe a person who previously was communicating with you, but now returns no message that you have sent for a period of days or weeks without explanation for the change.

Top 10 Recognize This! Posts for 2014


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Reviewing the favorite posts of other readers may highlight a new favorite for you. I’m gratified to see many of my favorite posts from 2014 on this list, which is compiled from the most-read posts of 2014.(Click Click through on the titles for the full post.).

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead?

Josh Bersin

Over the last few months I’ve been looking through the last ten years of our research and realized that the whole world of corporate talent management has changed. In this somewhat long article.

Finding Inspiration from the Tournament of Roses Parade

HR Ringleader

The end of December is a time of reflection for many. We review our lives from a personal and business perspective. It’s also a time to think about clean slates and starting the new year off right. For many, that means resolutions about health and wealth.

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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.

How to Spot and Stop Workplace Bullies


What image comes to mind when you hear the words “workplace bully?” ” A ranting lunatic who yells and stomps and is king of the insults? Or, is it someone who subtly circumvents your work while smiling to your face? Well, it can be both.

Five Critical Priorities HR Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

TLNT: The Business of HR

Editor’s Note : It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. Our regular content will return on Monday. How employees get their work done has changed remarkably quickly; unsurprisingly HR needs to change, too.

HATE YOUR JOB: Welcome to the 2015 Version of Camp Suck It Up.

The HR Capitalist

It''s 2015. Many of your hate your job. Time to suck it up. No one''s going to care if you''re engaged or not. It''s up to you. No one cares more about you than. well, you. I was up over at Fistful of Talent earlier this week talking about 5 things to ponder if you hate your job. Here''s a taste from the intro: "Welcome to what I like to call CAMP SUCK-IT-UP. The answer is always more about you than it is about other people or your company.

Workplace Observations for 2015: The Year of Employee Aptitude

HR Ringleader

On this final day of 2014, I’m making some observations about the workplace for the coming year. Why observations and not predictions? Recently, I talked with Steve Boese about predictions and trends on an episode of HR Happy Hour. I am very particular when it comes to using those terms.

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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.