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?

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.

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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.

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.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a 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.

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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Why We Romanticize Ruthless Leaders

Cornerstone On Demand

Stanford professor Robert Sutton famously coined the “ no a **e rule " in his 2007 book by the same name. The rule, in effect, asked business leaders to question whether the office jerk's behavior should be tolerated, no matter how valuable his or her contributions.

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

Something Different

<> 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.

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.

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!".

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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.

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

Something Different

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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The Workforce All-Star Lineup


How well do you know the generations in your workforce? Each generation brings with it unique traits and characteristics, and the same can be true for what motivates and engages them. Find out what drives this all-star workforce lineup! Traditionalists. Baby Boomers. Generation X. Millennials.

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.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

5 Reasons Surprise Matters (and how to embrace it)


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 ?

The Power of Real Feedback

Something Different

<> …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.

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.

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.

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.

The Biggest Benefit Your Employees Won’t Even Use


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.

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.

Eight Upcoming Talks You’d Be Crazy to Miss. Seriously.


We all have limited time. I mean, there are only so many hours in a week. And there are a LOT of things out there to read and see and attend. We’re all in the same boat. We have to pick and choose. But how can we know which sessions and talks are worth our time and will get our minds and hearts racing—and which talks are going to be a snoozefest that leave us wanting our wasted time back? Consider me your crystal ball.

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.