Sat.Apr 11, 2015 - Fri.Apr 17, 2015

Will Technology Replace Recruiters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We talk about the importance of being technology savvy and the increasing use of technology in business. It stands to reason that embracing technology needs to be part of our job description. But does that mean we should be concerned about technology making our jobs obsolete?

5 Companies Using Gamification to Boost Business Results

Cornerstone On Demand

In 2011, a group of online gamers collectively solved a problem in three short weeks that had puzzled scientists for decades: They found the structure of an enzyme that helps AIDS-like viruses reproduce.

Small Business Concerns: Technology-Enabled Talent Management

ClearCompany HRM

Talent management is a difficult process to implement alone. How do you judge the work of the employees of your small business? You can keep up with tasks completed up to a certain point, but people can only manually track so much at a time.

Getting at the Heart of Employee Engagement

Ultimate Software

By Colin McLetchie. Colin is the Founder and President of Five Ways Forward, LLC , a leadership & life coaching and HR & Organizational Consulting Firm in Arlington, VA.

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.

Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions.

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Boomerang Employees: How to Approach the Decision

UpstartHR

A while back I was reading a story about a CEO being asked to return to his company after stepping down from the role years before. As usual, I started tying the thoughts back to HR and how that sort of “boomerang” employee, at any level of the company, might approach the decision to return.

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Infographic Thursday: 6 Tips for Using Video Interviews for Staffing Success

Something Different

See below an infographic from Spark Hire (a provider of online video interviewing solutions) sharing 6 tips for using video interviews to enhance staffing success. As always, if you like this infographic follow Spark Hire on Twitter here. And please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

You Should Always Be #Recruiting – Friday Distraction

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. Forbes recently named Kronos one of America’s Best Employers , and as one of America’s top 25 places to work in IT, Internet, software and services.

Why Teaching Good Habits Trumps Employee Goal-Setting

Cornerstone On Demand

"Reach for the moon," read the placard on the wall of my second grade classroom. "Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

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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.

Handle Objections With Questions

All Things Workplace

You and I come up with some pretty wonderful ideas, which--for some strange reason--aren''t immediately embraced by those around us. So what''s our natural response? It''s usually to start making statements in defense of our position, which then leads to "I''m going to win!".

Non-Exempt Employees Earning Less Than $50k Might Soon Become OT Eligible If…

Something Different

<chieforganizer.org> 1. I was originally going to title this “Preparing for FLSA White-Collar Overtime Pay Exemptions”, but that would have gotten way fewer views. …the DOL’s rumored changes to the FLSA act come to past.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Can Save Your Business Money

HR Bartender

In the book “The Cobler of Preston,” Christopher Bullock wrote the famous line, “’Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” As sure as we are about paying our taxes, one thing we’re often unsure about is getting tax relief.

For Millennials, Is a "Pre-Cation" the Next Big Perk?

Cornerstone On Demand

Last year, San Francisco-based real estate startup 42Floors made headlines with an innovative new policy to attract young talent: Paid vacation for new employees before their first day on the job. This "pre-cation" perk began as a one-off incentive for a burned-out candidate.

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.

Making the Case for Employee Engagement Efforts

ATD Human Capital

To be proactive about increasing employee engagement, organizational leaders must become the driving force—making engagement a business and strategic imperative.

When is the “Right” Time to Leave Your Company?

Something Different

<www.prestige-inc.com> …So lately, much of my age cohort seems to be unusually amenable to exploring new career opportunities.

Boost Your Career with These Resources for Attracting High-Level Sponsors

The People Equation

If you’re looking to advance in your career, securing a sponsor—an influential senior-level leader in your organization—is a smart move.

3 Ways to Engage the Next Generation of RNs

Cornerstone On Demand

Katrina Greer applied to college planning to become an orthodontist. But after her father was diagnosed with leukemia during her senior year of high school, her aspirations of working in healthcare shifted.

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.

5 Reasons Surprise Matters (and how to embrace it)

RecognizeThis!

by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Surprises happens. Our connections with others help us better enjoy the good surprises and weather the bad ones. I love my job. I know I’m lucky I get to say that. Why do I love my job ?

Quote of the Week: “There are some things you learn best in calm…

Something Different

…and some in storm.” ” – Willa Cather. Public Domain. For this week’s quote we can thank American author Willa Cather.

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Mimicking a Manager – Is There an App for That?

The People Equation

Apparently, there is and it can be found here on the HolacracyOne website. But before you get excited about imitating your boss via a snarky simulation you download on your phone or tablet, be warned: this “app” isn’t about mocking your boss, it’s about eliminating her job as a manager.

When In Doubt: Hire the Best Writing Skills.

The HR Capitalist

That''s right. I''m taking the stand that, all other things being relatively equal, hiring the best writer is always the right thing to do when faced with a tough choice between worthy candidates.

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.

The Biggest Benefit Your Employees Won’t Even Use

UpstartHR

In case you weren’t aware, March 31 st 2015 was cast as Vacation Commitment Day, brought to you by the Take Back Your Time nonprofit. The organization is devoted to helping workers across America focus on taking more of the vacation that they have available, because we are notorious for accruing, but not using, our leave. This sounds like a great idea, but the timing is interesting.

The Power of Real Feedback

Something Different

<crosslandteam.com-> …So over the past few days I’ve read two great articles on feedback. The first one (from Tim Sackett here ) talks about how watered down feedback is an epidemic problem in corporate America.

Strategies to Achieve a State of Innovative Flow

ATD Human Capital

To enhance a state of innovative organizational flow, maximize learning potential and minimize resistance of mental locks or cultural barriers at an individual level. Click here to read full version

This Note Will Show You the Power of Telling Candidates The Truth.

The HR Capitalist

OK peeps - We''re generally afraid to give candidates real feedback on why they didn''t get the job because we know there''s a chance it can be held against us, right? . The note below shows the power of giving that feedback.

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.