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5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results

HR Bartender

A couple of years ago, I listened to Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy, talk about the importance of having a single brand that customers, candidates, and employees can identify with.

Choose the Right Applicant Tracking System in 2018: 5 Questions to Ask

ClearCompany HRM

It can be intimidating to select a new software system for your company. Not only does it have to do everything you need it to do, but it also needs to be simple enough for your team to learn, a large enough value for your CFO to approve and implemented in enough time to be useful.

“I Can’t Wait For The Next Annual Performance Evaluation”, Said No Employee Or Manager Ever!


Have you just completed the latest round of annual performance evaluations? Or are you gearing up for the next time you have to be reviewed/review others? Word on the street is that employee performance reviews are a thing of the past.

How to Help Employees Struggling Outside of the Office

Cornerstone On Demand

With the festivity of the holidays behind us, the upcoming winter months can be difficult. Five percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder , and more than 14 million adults suffer from depression, which can be exacerbated by short winter days. Some things are personal and it's best to stay removed, but if you notice that an employee is struggling with life outside of work, pay attention.

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. The Workforce Institute at Kronos released their top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2018. It’s worth checking out.

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How Does A Caring Culture Make You Wildly Successful?

Get Hppy

Organizations struggle with how to be successful. They craft a strategically brilliant plan that would make the pundits proud. It’s replete with industry and competitive analysis, internal strengths, weaknesses and a set of objectives that are time bound with accountabilities assigned.

Get 60+ Tips for Strengthening Company Culture With Our Free eGuide


Our Favorite Company Culture Tips. A strong company culture impacts every corner of your business. It keeps your employees happy, motivated, and productive. It drives faster decision making and better alignment on business goals.

Affordable Care Act (#ACA): Don’t Forget Your 2017 Requirements!

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at ComplyRight , providers of practical, affordable products and services that help employers of all sizes streamline essential tasks and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. Be sure to check out their knowledge center for free information and resources. Enjoy the article!). Just in case you missed it, Congress passed the “ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ” and it was signed into law by the President last month.

2018: It’s Time to Elevate Performance Reviews From Pain Points to Opportunities


According to Deloitte, the shift from “jobs to work” is just one reason companies like Cisco, GE, IMB, and Atlassian are shifting from annual reviews to real-time feedback. It’s no secret that annual reviews are problematic : de-motivating, time-consuming, and plagued by bias. 95 percent of managers are dissatisfied with their organization's performance management system. InnovateHR [link]. — Muhammad Qasim Iftik (@Qasimifti) January 9, 2018.

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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.

What Part of the Normal American Workplace Will Be Most Impacted by #metoo?

The HR Capitalist

There's a ton of good that's come from the daily breaking news associated with the #metoo movement. Creeps everywhere are being held responsible for their behavior, and society in general seems to have a higher awareness for what's appropriate and what's not.

[Infographic] Managing Work-Related Stress

Get Hppy

Are you stressed out? Everyone feels stress in one way or another, yet some people are better equipped to handle the pressure of a high-stress environment. If your career path is particularly stressful than you must find a way to manage this stress effectively if you plan to thrive in your position.

Want a New Job in 2018? Here are 10 Things You Need to Know

HR Bartender

One of the comments I’m hearing from friends and colleagues is that 2018 is the year that they’re going to get a new job. Whether that’s applying for the promotion they’ve always wanted, transferring to a different department, or finding something outside the company.

2018 HR & HCM Technology Trends: Three Forces Reshaping the Future of Work

Ultimate Software

Rapid advances in technology—from the distributed computing reality of the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI) to increasing workforce fluidity (as described in our 2017 Trends Blog )—are combining to reshape today’s workplaces. In addition, there are some broad cultural trends that are impacting HR technology, pushing us well beyond the automation of traditional manual tasks and redesigning performance management processes, to rethinking the way we manage employees.

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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.

Can’t Escape a Funk? Breathe in to It.


From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryBeing in a low mood every now and then is a normal part of life’s ebb and flow, and, can even help us to adapt and build resilience.

[Infographic] How to Make a Good First Impression (Without Appearing Desperate)

Get Hppy

When you’re in business, everyone you meet matters. Sure, you want your clients to value you, your employees to trust you, and your accountant to tolerate you – but the opinion of everyone from the mailman to your regular barista counts too.

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4 Steps to Aligning Employee Expectations With Organizational Goals

Cornerstone On Demand

I can't tell you how many times I've heard HR professionals tell me, "I went into HR because I'm a people person." It makes sense, since one of the roles that HR professionals play is advocating for employees. But it's not their only role—it's also up to HR teams to advocate for organizations. This doesn't mean that the best interests of the two sides are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, they must be aligned to ensure business success.

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Automatic Handling Partners with CultureIQ to Drive Positive Culture Change


Automatic Handling designs, builds, and installs automation equipment for the paper industry. The company is vertically integrated: employees work from one campus across the manufacturing, assembly, engineering, sales, and marketing teams. 125+ Employees. Erie, Michigan. Joined CultureIQ in 2014.

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.

How Much is Poor Attendance Tracking Costing You Today?

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Many small businesses manually track time and attendance, and others rely on outdated technology. It’s natural to think employees wouldn’t take advantage of loopholes in the system, but the statistics tell a different story.

Increase Your Productivity: Take Time Off


I always used to worry that taking breaks meant I was weak, less productive, and less mature. Yet, as an ex-smoker, I remember that I had quite a few eureka moments while taking time out for a cigarette.

Why HR Technology Needs to Integrate With Existing Behaviors


The best HR software understands users in their context and is designed to fit into their daily lives. Whether that’s embedding solutions that work with their current tools, or onboarding users to them discover new product features, the key is to create enjoyable, easy-to-use experiences. This ensures HR leaders get the most value from product solutions. . One strategy critical to employee engagement software is to integrate solutions alongside employees’ daily workflows.

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Can’t Escape a Funk? Breathe in to It.


From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryBeing in a low mood every now and then is a normal part of life’s ebb and flow, and, can even help us to adapt and build resilience.

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.

ASK THE CAPITALIST: Are HR Pros with MBAs Special Anymore?

The HR Capitalist

Kris- Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates. I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue their MBA instead of a Masters in HR.

Resolutions Every Manager Should Make for 2018

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on I normally don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions because setting or modifying goals shouldn't be something that happens once a year—it should be an ongoing, iterative effort. In fact, treating resolutions like one-and-done projects is probably why 80 percent of them fail by February. Regardless, to resolve means to have intent, and that is something I can get behind.

360-Degree Feedback Pros and Cons


360-degree feedback is being used by more organizations as part of their performance appraisal process. While there are many advantages to the 360-degree process, there are also certain disadvantages. SEE ALSO: Why HR Is Obsessed With Employee Performance Check-Ins. The Pros. One of the biggest appeals to 360-degree feedback is that the employee gets more accurate, well-rounded feedback from a group than from their manager alone.

Recruiting Research: 3 Key Points in 3 Minutes [Video]


Recently we at Lighthouse have published two separate pieces focusing on some groundbreaking video recruiting research we performed. Those items can be accessed below, but we also wanted to take it a step further and explore the concepts from the research in video format.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.