Sat.Dec 23, 2017 - Fri.Dec 29, 2017

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It’s Really Hard to Judge People?

The Tim Sackett Project

I was out walking with my wife recently (that’s what middle-aged suburban people do, we walk, it makes us feel like we are less lazy and it gets us away from the kids so we can talk grown up) and she made this statement in a perfectly innocent way: “It’s really hard to judge people.”. She said this to ‘me’! I start laughing. She realized what she said and started laughing.

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New STEM Challenge: Ageism

Steve Boese

With 2018 just around the corner, HR and talent decision makers remain stymied by the diversity challenge. As the new year dawns, getting diversity data in better shape is on the minds of many employers, and nowhere is that issue more acute than within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mat (STEM) professional field. For example, a 2017 survey from Indeed , the job site, found that 43 percent of 1,011 employees polled worry about losing their job due to their age.

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How to Train Managers on a Low Budget

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Inc.com. In 2013, at the end of my first week as Cornerstone OnDemand's first manager of learning and development , I sat down and wrote a three-year training plan. After just a few days on the job, I had no idea what my budget would be, but that didn't influence my priorities in the least.

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New Year By the Numbers – Happy 2018 from #HR Bartender [infographic]

HR Bartender

The professional side of me always thinks about the New Year in terms of goal setting and strategy. But, I don’t have a human resources or business article today. New Year’s is about more than business. I ran across this infographic from History.com and thought it was fun. For example, I thought the section on New Year’s foods was interesting. Growing up, eating pork for dinner was a New Year’s tradition.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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How to Grow Your Staffing Agency and Stand Out From Competitors

Linkedin Talent Blog

In order to grow your business, there is one this that every talent professional must embrace: recruiting is a sales profession. After spending years in this industry, this is one thing I know for sure, although it took me a little while to learn. I entered this profession because I loved people and wanted to make a difference. However, at the beginning my approach was more customer service or social worker and I was not successful.

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ICYMI: Why the ROI of Learning Shouldn't Be a Question

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular articles every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series. Keep reading for December's top stories! Why the ROI of Learning Shouldn't Be a Question Attracting and maintaining top talent is tougher than ever, but providing the right learning opportunities can help organizations differentiate themselv

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What Does the Tax Reform Mean for the Rewards & Recognition Industry?

Engage2Excel

Over the last few months, Engage2Excel, along with several top recognition companies had serious concern. Why? It was over the repeal of Section 274(j) of the Internal Revenue Code, which has been in place for 31 years and contains rules on the tax treatment of “employee achievement awards.” A change that could bring devastating results to the reward and recognition industry.

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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. How to Hire -- by Patty McCord. 2. More Than 9,000 Recruitment Agencies Set Up This Year -- by Kristy Dorsey. 3. 9 Recruiting Tips From Stacy Zapar That You Can Start Using Right Now -- by Greg Lewis. 4.

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4 Strengths of Every Great HR Leader

Reflektive

Human resources is an integral part of every organization. Like any department, HR sees its impact limited when outsiders do not understand its key value proposition. Among other leadership strengths, HR is known for employee development, compliance, and advocating for the organization and individual employees. HR teams perform best when the rest of the C-suite is bought in on HR priorities and goals Click To Tweet.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Cartoon Coffee Break | 401k Planning

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Cartoon Coffee Break " series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon.

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Understanding the Power Behind Employee Happiness

Achievers

You likely know that people don’t perform as well when they’re feeling disengaged or distracted, but you may not realize how pervasive a problem this is in today’s workplace. How happy are your employees? Is employee happiness at a low or a high? The latest Gallup poll (collected from over 80,000 workers) on employee engagement tells a dismal story.

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Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

CONCERN: EAP

From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? We all feel this way occasionally. Next time you need to turn around a bad day, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and help you feel better.Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel your emotions without judgment. Make time for family and friends. Spending quality time with people you care about is beneficial to your wellbeing and can make a big difference when it comes to happiness.

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Where Is Employee Engagement Headed in 2018?

Reflektive

We live in an ever-changing, fast-paced world, so there’s an ongoing need to engage employees in novel ways. Employee engagement is crucial, because when employees are highly engaged , they take fewer sick days, and they tend to remain with the organization. Productivity and customer interactions increase, too, which leads to revenue growth. Uncertainty in the Workplace.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Artificial Intelligence for HR (a practical viewpoint!)

UpstartHR

Cover design for the new book. I’m in the middle of writing a book. Yes, a BOOK ! I’m having fun and writing a ton, but I’m also looking for a little help. See, I need some examples from vendors and employers to help me fill in a few case studies and would love to feature you in the book if you’re a fit for my requirements. The survey below is open to anyone and I would appreciate it if you would respond.

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What We Know About HCM: 2017 Edition

Lighthouse

This has been a year of discovery for us at Lighthouse Research, and 2018 is going to be a year of growth and expansion in both our coverage and company. If you’re curious about working with us, feel free to reach out to start a conversation. Want to download a high-quality version of this research summary? Click here to get the summary. What area of research is most valuable to you?

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5 Ways New Managers Can Be Better Coaches

CONCERN: EAP

New Managers Can Be Better Coaches. To be successful managers must develop the ability to effectively coach others. If new managers do not become skilled at coaching, they will struggle to create high performance. Learning how to be an effective coach is a key behavior of the best managers. What Effective Coaches Do. Effective coaches: Help their employees perform at their peak.

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A Working Father’s Formula For Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

15Five

Life as I once knew it is now over. Oh it’s not as terrible as it sounds. Veteran parents will scare the newly initiated with horror stories of dirty diapers and sleepless nights (all of which are true). But those challenges are coupled with a renewed sense of purpose and a whole lot of love and cuteness. Despite the new constraints on my time, I am still far more productive than I have ever been.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate, That is the Question

EDSI

Let’s start things out with a few quotes on the topic of celebrating success: “Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.”- Mia Hamm “Until further notice, celebrate everything.”- Anonymous “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

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Getting Middle Schoolers Ready for HS Writing

The HR Capitalist

Amber Chandler envisions her middle schoolers as cupcakes in the making as she considers the need for teachers to support each other from elementary through graduation. Read about ways she's strengthened her unit on The Giver to emphasize high school writing skills.

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Candidate Experience and Rapid Growth: The Secrets Only Experts Know

Spark Hire

Congratulations! Your company is growing rapidly. This brings many new challenges and is an exciting time. But there’s one thing you can’t afford to ignore while expanding: your candidate experience. Rushing through the hiring process negatively impacts the candidate experience. This creates a devastating ripple effect. When you find the right people, they’ll be less likely to accept your job offer.

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Behavior Bonus: Performance Enablement

Kazoo

While the Kazoo Employee Experience platform is primarily driven by spontaneous, timely employee recognition — some employees want specific incentives and directions for their behavior. This is where our Behavior Bonus functionality comes in. It clearly communicates which behaviors matter to your organization and serves as an amplifier for all your goals and programs.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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IRS Extends 2018 ACA Deadline for Providing 1095-Cs to Employees

ACA Times

The IRS has extended the 2018 deadlines to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals as required by Affordable Care Act (ACA). The information was included in a new notice 2018-06 issued by the IRS. Insurers, other coverage providers, self-insuring employers, and other employers with 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalent employees, knows as Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) now have until March 2, 2018, to provide Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) or 1095 -C (Em

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Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

CONCERN: EAP

From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? We all feel this way occasionally. Next time you need to turn around a bad day, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and help you feel better.Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel your emotions without judgment. Make time for family and friends. Spending quality time with people you care about is beneficial to your wellbeing and can make a big difference when it comes to happiness.

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The Practical, No-Kidding View of Artificial Intelligence for HR

Lighthouse

Cover design for the new book. I’m in the middle of writing a book. Yes, a BOOK ! I’m writing a ton, but I’m also looking for a little help. See, I need some examples from vendors and employers to help me fill in a few case studies and would love to feature you in the book if you’re a fit for my requirements. The survey below is open to anyone and I would appreciate it if you would respond.

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5 Key Ways to Relieve Job Stress with an Employee Experience Platform

Kazoo

Do you have days where just doing your job feels like you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off? An Employee Experience Platform may help. In a recent report, the Human Capital Institute claimed that an industry-wide lack of investment in HR talent – even as the need for more investment grows – means that “HR Professionals are burdened by administrative tasks that limit their ability to focus on business issues.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Is HR Ready for Blockchain Technology?

TalentCulture

Recruiters would likely be thrilled by the arrival of a faster, more efficient way to verify the credentials of job candidates, a system that could save precious time and dollars in confirming the education, certifications, work experience or skills of applicants, particularly those in the gig economy. Payroll managers would undoubtedly welcome a new technology that makes international payroll less complex and costly, allowing for more timely and efficient cross-border payments to global employe

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Mood Lifting Tips for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

CONCERN: EAP

From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryFeeling a bit sad? We all feel this way occasionally. Next time you need to turn around a bad day, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and help you feel better.Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel your emotions without judgment. Make time for family and friends. Spending quality time with people you care about is beneficial to your wellbeing and can make a big difference when it comes to happiness.

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Level Up Your Leadership with Mentoring Best Practices

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to enrich the careers of protégés and mentors alike. In our Everwise community, one protégé said mentorship is “about working through things together, finding your strengths and highlighting them. Having an independent, unbiased perspective is a big advantage.” A mentor added that they gain from their partnerships too, “I’ve discovered that my protégés introduce me to a totally different perspective on something that I thought was just one way.