Sat.Jul 02, 2016 - Fri.Jul 08, 2016

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The Great Generational Shift: How Employers and Managers Can Prepare

Everwise

While there are always different people of different generations working side by side in the workplace, today there are as many as six different generations, depending on which demographic definitions one uses. The workforce is aging on one end of the spectrum and getting younger on the other. In the middle there is a gap, with the prime age workforce shrinking as an overall percentage of the workforce.

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Top 5 Issues for HR in 2016

Laurie Ruettimann

Here are my top 5 issues for HR professionals that will impact your job for the rest of 2016. The election. I’ve been telling you for years that HR sits at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. This election is an HR election. Watch accordingly. HDHPs. High-deductible health plans are all the rage. Too bad most Americans can’t manage their money or health.

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Are employers facing a ‘wage war’ with employees? Study says yes

HR Morning

In recent years, employers have enjoyed a comfortable status quo in which they’ve held the upper hand over anxious job seekers. But recent research says the balance of power may be shifting. . New findings from the 2016 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS), commissioned by Spherion Staffing , indicate that more employees believe they have leverage to demand higher salaries and better benefits from their employers – or they’ll move on to an organization that will give them those things.

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Happy Friday. Each week, with the help of HRmarketer Insight software , our researchers compile a sampling of mergers & acquisition, funding and partnership announcements from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Sign-up for our weekly What’s Hot in HR newsletter to get these weekly updates via email. M&A.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Cringe-Worthy Stats to Crush Your Onboarding Disbelief

ClearCompany HRM

We may be a little biased in this claim, but onboarding is important. Running a business and managing people come with a lot of responsibilities and the stress of ensuring all the pieces align at the end of the week is overwhelming. Of course, with all that to worry about, some pieces of the process are lost in the shuffle. That might be why approximately 35% of companies spend zero dollars on onboarding.

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7 Things You Must Be Doing To Create A Happy Workplace

15Five

Would you believe me if I told you that the happier your employees are, the more successful your company will be? It may sound like the definition of a “Care Bear” management style, but study after study has shown that employee happiness has a direct correlation to your bottom-line. Consider this: Companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20% , and happy salespeople close 37% more sales.

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6 Golden Rules to Select the Right HRIS System for your Organisation

EmployeeConnect

Which HRIS should you choose? Confronted to the variety of solutions available, we offer you six golden rules. Simply follow these steps in order to find the one system that will be the best fit for your organisation and HR needs. HR Managers are busy and do not always have the necessary time to research consciously their HRIS solution. Most of the time, decisions are solely made on the basis of two factors: cost and speed of implementation.

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The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. Dream Big and Be Bold: My Advice for Today’s Young Job Seekers -- by Alain Dehaze. 2. 5 Companies with Careers Pages So Good You’ll Want to Copy Them -- by Andy Sellers. 3. 31 Incredibly Unprofessional Things People Do on The

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Managers Must Be Able to Identify Employee Performance – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I recently wrote a post about one aspect of the performance review process that employees like – getting merit increases. Many organizations link performance reviews with pay increases so even if the performance review is boring, at the end, there’s a conversation about compensation. This certainly isn’t ideal but in some organizations, it’s reality.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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HR’s Critical Role: Connecting Talent Management to Business Outcomes

Visier

When it comes to talent management, there’s a paradox that continues to confound HR leaders. For a long time, HR departments have been called on to become more strategic—less fixated on matters that only concern HR, and more focused on matters that concern the entire business. At the same time, talent management—a bedrock component of the HR function—is by definition a strategic pursuit.

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Should Employees Give Notice When They Quit?

UpstartHR

I just wanted to say “thank you” for the last few years. I have enjoyed my work and appreciate the opportunity to contribute. As of today I am turning in my two week notice… Like you probably have, I have had multiple versions of that conversation with managers over the years. Sometimes it’s painful, and other times it’s a relief to put in your notice to depart.

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7 Ways HR Can Better Manage Gen Y Employees

EmployeeConnect

Taking into account the more individualistic expectations of Generation Y and Z means that HR will have to play a role of coordinator in order to respond to their needs while maintaining the collective value of their organisation. How are HR going to evolve in the coming years? It’s a question that can be easily asked given that organisations now have to manage multiple generations with divergent values and expectations under the same roof.

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Can a Manager Praise Employees Too Much [poll]

HR Bartender

During this year’s WorkHuman Conference hosted by Globoforce , keynote speaker Shawn Achor made the comment that employees never get tired of praise. At first, I totally agreed. Especially when you hear statistics like the ones from the WorkHuman Research Institute that found 21 percent of respondents have never been recognized at work and 33 percent haven’t been recognized in 6 months.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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6 of My Personal Management Approaches Employees Thought Were “Weird”

Kazoo

Have you ever asked past employees you’ve managed what they REALLY thought about you back in the day ? I decided to reach out and ask some of my past direct reports what they thought about my management practices. A little bit scary, but I did it because I’ve been reflecting A LOT on my career as a manager/leader. I’ve been managing employees in different capacities for over 17 years with teams as small as one employee and as large as twenty-one.

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The 7 C’s of Change Management: Making Change Easier With Neuroscience

Hppy

Change is rarely easy, especially when a habit has been formed. Just think about how difficult, stressful, and even annoying it can be when someone asks to change your morning routine or you are forced to change it. That is just one person. So imagine the challenges of trying to implement a change management process in an organization, where all people have different responses to change and ways of coping with it.

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Data-Driven, in the Cloud(s)

EmployeeConnect

There is something truly special about being able to fly – the freedom, the control, the chance to see a perspective that few get to experience. I appreciate this position, but it commands respect. Occasionally, I kill the plane’s power – it isn’t as dramatic as you might think – I’m practicing whats called a glide approach so that if the engine were to fail, I’d have the skills, technique and, composure to make the right data-driven decisions at the rig

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The Newly Hired Employee’s Guide to Choosing a Medical Plan

Trinet

Congratulations on starting a new job! You’ll have a lot to take care of and a lot to learn. Familiarizing yourself with the processes and culture of your new company can be all-consuming in those. Visit site for full story.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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6 of My Personal Management Approaches Employees Thought Were “Weird”

Kazoo

Have you ever asked past employees you’ve managed what they REALLY thought about you back in the day ? I decided to reach out and ask some of my past direct reports what they thought about my management practices. A little bit scary, but I did it because I’ve been reflecting A LOT on my career as a manager/leader. I’ve been managing employees in different capacities for over 17 years with teams as small as one employee and as large as twenty-one.

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Looking for a Speaker for Your HR Event?

UpstartHR

I’ve had this question pop up from a few people I have met in recent weeks, so excuse the commercial if you’re not looking for a speaker for your event or to train your HR team… :-) I know from interacting with many of the readers of this blog that you guys are tied in to various regional, state, and local organizations that require speakers.

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my best employee quit on the spot because I wouldn’t let her go to her college graduation

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I manage a team, and part of their jobs is to provide customer support over the phone. Due to a new product launch, we are expected to provide service outside of our normal hours for a time. This includes some of my team coming in on a day our office is normally closed (based on lowest seniority because no one volunteered). One employee asked to come in two hours after the start time due to her college graduation ceremony being that same day (she was taking night classes part-ti

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Understanding the Employee Engagement Survey Provider Landscape: A Guide to the 6 Vendor Types - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

As employee engagement has become one of the top concerns for executives around the world, many companies have developed new and innovative solutions to measure employee engagement. This has created a challenge for organizations as they try to decide on a method and survey provider that best matches their unique needs. Here we have identified the six vendor types from do-it-yourself software tools to full-service consulting firms with a variety of choices in between.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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27 Moments When You Should ReThink Your Employee Engagement Strategy

Kazoo

Before you acquire another company. Over 70% of acquisitions fail and culture is a big factor. When you’re trying not to be acquired. If you’re unsure of how your employees feel about its leadership – both at the C-suite and managerial level. When your company is having trouble recruiting. Before your company has high turnover. One in 6 workers will change jobs in the next six months.

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A Mentor’s Advice on How to Build Trust in a Partnership

Everwise

“In a mentorship, trust is the most important thing,” says Richard Worth. “A good mentor is someone you can have that fireside chat with, someone you know will keep what you say confidential, someone who has your best interests at heart.”. After decades of traveling the world as a general manager in retail, Richard Worth has found a new passion as a mentor for Everwise.

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On Purpose and Thriving: Andy Swann Q+A (Part 1)

WorkHuman

What drives community and purpose at work? How can we affect change without losing sight of our people? And why do some people seem to flourish at work while others flounder? These are some of the philosophical questions about work that WorkHuman speaker Andy Swann investigates. And as someone who has worked in a myriad of jobs—from journalism, to management, business ownership, recruitment, and bar work—he certainly has a wealth of experience to draw from.

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You Are Beautiful

Trish McFarlane

You are beautiful. Someone said this to me today. It came at me during a moment when I least expected it, but when I clearly must have needed this karma, this love, from the universe. I cried. Not a lot, because I am the razor-sharp person who keeps tears bottled up inside. But, a few spontaneous tears that seemed to take the weight of the world right off my shoulders.

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Maximizing Your Health Plan Design Using Data-Driven Insights