Sat.Jan 20, 2018 - Fri.Jan 26, 2018

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6 Recruiting Activities That Will Help Companies Hire Top Talent

HR Bartender

According to the December 2017 jobs report, U.S. unemployment is at 4.1 percent , a 17-year low. Obviously, this is good news. We want everyone who wants a job to have a job. However, it’s also a challenge. Really low unemployment means that recruiting is tougher. A lot tougher! It can take much longer to find qualified candidates and fill open positions.

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my team is flipping out over a thank-you lunch, my new job told me they hired someone else instead, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. My team is flipping out and thinks a colleague didn’t deserve to attend a thank-you lunch. My workplace holds an annual conference/event for all of the employees (250+ people). There is a committee in charge of planning and all the logistics. A few people who were on the committee had retired or left for jobs at other places, and the committee was a bit short-staffed.

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Size Isn’t Everything: How Small HR Teams Make a Big Impact

Namely

Small HR teams face big challenges. Earlier this week, Namely and HR Open Source hosted a panel of experts and found that size isn’t necessarily everything. Led by Ambrosia Vertesi , VP of People at Duo Security and Co-Founder of HR Open Source, the discussion featured industry veterans including Kara Chambers , VP of People Insights at The Motley Fool, Maia Josebachvili , VP of Marketing/Strategy at Greenhouse, and Nick Sanchez , Chief People Officer at Namely.

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How to Respond to Suspicions of Sexual Misconduct In A Doctor’s Office

Workplace Coach

Q: I work in a medical clinic. A supporting staff member is supposed to work alongside any physician in a room with a sedated female patient, but we’re short-staffed and so this doesn’t always happen. Twice in the last year, I entered a room in which one of our physicians appeared to be acting inappropriately. It happened again this morning.

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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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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below. Sign-up for our weekly Hot in HR newsletter to get these updates via email. FUNDING. *This week’s Fundings: $60M+. Indianapolis’ Springbuk raises $20 million for its employer-facing health analytics software.

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Someone Is Banking on You Being Lazy!

The Tim Sackett Project

I work in an industry where I’ve been told for a decade technology is going to take my job. The staffing industry is a half a trillion dollar industry worldwide. The entire industry is built on us banking on the fact that someone in corporate TA is going to be lazy. Ouch! That should sting a little! So, I don’t really bank on you being lazy at my company.

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6 Business Lessons Learned From an Escape Room

HR Bartender

Mr. Bartender and I recently went on a vacation just before the holidays. It was wonderful and relaxing…but that’s not the purpose of today’s post. One of the activities we participated in was an escape room. Escape rooms are a physical adventure game where players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues to complete the secret plot in the room.

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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 Profit From the Ultra-Tight Job Market Right Now -- by Geoff Colvin. 2. Roundup: 4 News-bites That Will Make You The Brainiest Recruiter in Town -- by Annalena Morris. 3.

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The Biggest Sleep Study in History Uncovered this Chilling Fact About Us

UpstartHR

Recently I caught a story on Yahoo Finance about the analysis of more than six billion nights of sleep data released from FitBit. We all think about sleep in almost abstract terms–I sleep or I don’t, I’m sleepy or I’m not, etc. But this has a real, tangible effect on how we operate as humans and how we perform at work, at home, and elsewhere.

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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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The Emerging Alliance Between Human Resources and IT

Reflektive

Performance management is the responsibility of your human resources or people team. This sounds like a no-brainer. But what if I told you we disagree? Here’s the situation: traditional performance management is broken, and most organizations know this. That’s why 81 percent of companies are updating the way they manage performance. Fixing this problem takes more than new technology; it requires a change in the way your entire company views performance.

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What Employers Should Do When an Employee Resigns – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

A couple months ago, I wrote an article about how to properly resign from your job. Shortly after, I received a note from an employer about a challenge they’re facing, and it reminded me that organizations need to know what to do when an employee resigns too. Here’s the reader note: As an employer, I had an employee who was working on an important project that didn’t even resign, they just left and never responded.

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How to avoid the costs of disengaged employees

PeopleStrategy

According to a Gallup poll , around 85% of employees class themselves as either ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ at work. No wonder employee engagement is a perennial issue. But what does a ‘disengaged’ employee look like? Disengagement can take many forms but some of the most common are: doing just enough to get by (if that), not recommending their employer to others, complaining to teammates and avoiding their manager, and making excuses for their mistakes.

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Setbacks Are a Big Part of Success

CONCERN: EAP

From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryDid you know that accomplishing new things and failing at them can both contribute to your success? Every accomplished task is a learning opportunity and something to celebrate. Even the small wins give you confidence and motivation to move forward.The same is true for those efforts that don’t go as well. Setbacks give you the opportunity to build resilience and learn new ways to approach a challenge.

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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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Level Up: Changing Technology For Performance Management

Reflektive

What if your employees checked in on their work performance as often as they check Facebook? According to Gartner, human capital management (HCM) applications are increasingly designed for daily use. The modern workforce has new expectations and requirements for technology in order to reach the productivity and performance they desire. One example of a result of this shift in technology is the annual performance review — shifting to a process of ongoing support and development rather than an HR-

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HR Pros Need to Build Freelancer Networks [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Being a consultant or freelancer really wasn’t cool back when I became one. If you went to a professional association meeting and said you were a consultant, people immediately made the incorrect assumption that you were going to start a sales pitch. Sadly, it may have been because it happened all too often. Thankfully, today’s consulting world is different.

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4 tips for effective change management 

PeopleStrategy

You’ve selected a new HR technology system for your organization and now, a critical time begins. You need to effectively prepare your company to adopt and use this new technology – otherwise, you will not see the highest return on your investment. A conscientious and empathetic approach to change management can help your organization maximize success as you move to a new HR technology system.

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ITIN, SSN, or EIN Number – What's the Difference?

Justworks

The Internal Revenue Service announced in 2014 that effective immediately, “Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire if not used on a federal income tax return for five consecutive years.”. This announcement generated some confusion. People wondered if it means that an individual's Social Security Number (SSN) or a business's Employer Identification Number (EIN) will expire if it is never used.

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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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How To Make Your Products Successful

Hppy

Most organizations take products too seriously. They have a culture that believes their products convey value and stress features, cool technology and price as the reasons why people should buy from them. Also read: The Best Companies Have A Culture Of “Yes”. A product – centric strategy and organizational culture is severely flawed. Products don’t make companies great.

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How to Implement Modern Performance Management

Reflektive

You lose your star employee. Your engagement survey returns dismal results. Your leadership team wants to know why the company you acquired seems to be declining in productivity for the sixth month straight. But you’ve reviewed industry best practices and case studies from fellow HR practitioners, and you know these nightmare scenarios are merely justification for your master plan: to relaunch newer, better performance management.

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How to create a more inclusive workplace culture

PeopleStrategy

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Gender. Harassment. Sexual Preference. These are the words we see in the headlines more and more frequently. The success of a company hinges on taking each and every one of these words seriously and identifying ways in which to make the workplace a more diverse and inclusive environment were everyone feels comfortable, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability and background.

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How Do Business Owners Get Paid? Meet The Owner's Draw

Justworks

In many businesses, employees are paid wages or a salary, and that compensation is subject to income tax withholding and employer taxes. But sole proprietors, partners in a partnership, and the members of a limited liability company are not paid wages because they are considered to be self-employed. So how do such individuals take money out of the business?

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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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[Infographic] How To Stop Unhappy Thoughts Affecting You At Work

Hppy

Even if you have a job that offers plenty of satisfaction in terms of both rewards and engagement, there can still be times when things go wrong and you find yourself having negative thoughts about your workplace, your colleagues, even your own suitability for the role itself. These types of thoughts are only natural responses to difficult situations, but they can lead to real problems with stress, which affects not only your own health but also the company’s bottom line and the national economy

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VIDEO HANGOUT THURSDAY - The Psychology of Recruitment: Brain Hacking to Get Agreement.

The HR Capitalist

If you’re a client or follower of Jobvite, you know the Recruiter Nation Live series. It started with the Recruiter Nation Live Conference in San Francisco last June, and continued with the Recruiter Nation Live Roadshow that brought real recruiter talk to 9 cities in North America over the last three months of 2017. The feedback was great – you loved it, so we’re back with the latest in the series – the Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series, hosted by Fistful of Talent and me.

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Get Employee Onboarding Right

Everwise

The typical new hire process. Most of us are familiar with a typical new hire experience: We spend our first day or two filling out paperwork, getting acclimated to the company, meeting co-workers, undergoing training and taking care of organizational odds and ends that set us up to do our job. Often it’s a loose process– two thirds of companies have no formal onboarding program.

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How the New Tax Law May Impact Your Small Business

Justworks

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 (also called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) on December 22, 2017. With the passing of this legislation, the government made some big changes to tax law that could impact small businesses. H.R. 1 is just about 500 pages long. To help you parse through it, we rounded up some of the sections of H.R. 1 that are most relevant to business owners.

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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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Mentoring And Women In The Workplace

Hppy

I am not sure if this train is even moving based on what I see and hear. Women in the workplace are still underrepresented at all levels. With all that has been taking place the last while with harassment, sexual harassment, bullying and downright condescending behaviour it is no wonder that gender diversity hasn’t advanced at all. What a shame as I think back over my career of all the absolutely intelligent and gifted women I had the pleasure to work with and we are losing out on some great tal

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APPLE: The Real 2nd (or 3rd) Headquarters Your City Wants.

The HR Capitalist

As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. -Blake (played by Alec Baldwin) in Glengarry Glen Ross . By now, you know that Amazon is holding a giant RFP/Bake-Off/Contest pitting 20 finalist cities (down from 200+ that originally applied) to determine where a 2nd Headquarters for the company will be located.

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Don’t Become a Failed Growth Statistic: Update Your Talent Acquisition for Success

Spark Hire

Two-thirds of the fastest growing companies fail. This statistic from the Kauffman Foundation’s report should startle you. With a high rate of failure, even your rapidly growing company could be at risk. Before you decide if it’s in jeopardy, it’s important to understand what factors are sending failure numbers through the roof. The most detrimental issue is the inability to reach a point of self-sustainment.