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Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

15Five

Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ? Perhaps you’ve tried to create a fun and satisfying environment, with activities like foosball and ping pong or by offering free lunches and snacks. But if you haven’t found success, it may be because those perks focus more on downtime, rather than creating a productive work environment.

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Undocumented Workers are Entitled to Limited Workers’ Comp Benefits

HR Daily Advisor

It may come as a surprise to some employers, but undocumented workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, at least in New Mexico. However, there’s an important exception that applies to all employers. If the employer didn’t know or reasonably couldn’t have known at the time it hired the employee that he was undocumented, the employer won’t be liable for the full extent of the workers’ comp benefits, resulting in a much sm

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Should You Conduct Exit Interviews?

Reflektive

An exit interview is an invaluable tool for companies to gather insight from departing employees. However, many companies fail to take advantage of the opportunity—they either don’t conduct interviews, fail to gather useful information, or fail to analyze and act upon the information they do gather. Let’s take a closer look. The Purpose. The purpose of an exit interview is to learn….

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Take It From a Futurist: How Technology Will Change the Value of Humans in the Workforce For the Better

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: We would never dream of trying to predict the future—that's why we left it up to the futurists. In this series, we interview experts in HR, recruiting and the future of work to get their take on what's next. The onslaught of technology in the workplace is already overwhelming for employees, but innovation shows no sign of slowing down.

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Breaking the Burnout Cycle: Empowering Managers for Excellence

Speaker: Adri Glover - Head of People, and Mollie Hinz - Sr. People Partner

In the fast-paced world of work, burnout has emerged as a critical issue. Alarming statistics reveal two in five U.S. workers experience feeling burned out. However, the situation is even more dire among managers, with nearly half reporting burnout, often hidden behind their responsibilities and the desire to uplift their teams. Recognizing the severity of this problem is crucial.

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What Happens When You Break A Promise?

Hppy

Execution is THE most critical determinant of an organization’s success, and it requires a specific culture to do it consistently well. And, since few organizations do it well, it represents the best opportunity to stand-out from others in a crowded marketplace of mediocre players. Also read: How To Avoid A Culture Of Broken Promises. Let’s face it, we are tired of promises; we hear them to the point where it is almost nauseating.

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How Long Should It Take a Candidate to Make a Decision on a Job Offer?

The Tim Sackett Project

When you make a candidate an offer, how long do you give them to tell you they want the job or not? 24 hours? 3 days? 1 week? Immediately? For two decades I’ve been in the camp of a candidate should be able to tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ immediately, or you (the recruiter and hiring manager) did something wrong in closing! But, I think I’ve changed my stance on this, if “fit” is really important for the position, your culture, etc.

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#HotInHR: What work will be like for the class of 2018, Want the best results from AI? Ask a Human …

Advos

Get HR Funding News Delivered To Your Inbox. Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Sign up now. Week in Review – Popular Content. This is what work will be like for the class of 2018s (Fast Company). It’s been a slow climb, but after a decade of steady recovery, young graduates’ economic prospects overall are the brightest since 2007.

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HireRight and GIS to Merge

General Information Services

Irvine, CA/ Chapin, S.C., May 25, 2018 – HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) announced today a definitive agreement under which HireRight and GIS will merge. HireRight and GIS are both leading providers of background screening and talent acquisition services including background checks, drug testing, driving records, employment and education verification, electronic onboarding, and a variety of industry-specific compliance and screening solutions.

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Accomplish Your Recruiting Goals: Think Like a Marketer

HR Bartender

We all know recruiting is tough right now. No need to belabor the point. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. We need to! We should focus our attention on finding solutions that will fill our talent pipeline. Today, I want to share a new model that might provide some creative inspiration towards those solutions. And a technology product that can make implementing it easy.

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From Awareness to Action: An HR Guide to Making Accessibility Accessible

Speaker: Danielle Johnson - Director of HR, Compliance & DEI in AI tech at Impact Observatory

Making accessibility accessible for organizations of all sizes may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare to broaden your understanding of Disability, Cultural Competency, and Inclusion with this insightful webinar. We’ll explore disability as a vibrant culture, understand the nuances of reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and navigate the complexities of undue hardship while challenging the status quo of accessibility practices.

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Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

Zenefits

As a small business owner, you may wonder about your rights and obligations as well as popular trends when it comes to paid time off policies (or PTO). . Am I required to offer it? And if so, just how much paid time off are my employees entitled to? What are other companies of my size offering? “I opted for a PTO system with my law firm,” says Jesse Harrison, founder and CEO of the Employee Justice Legal Team , a law firm that practices employment law and labor law matters. “ Worthwhile PTO pol

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Would You Ask Your Employees To Get Microchipped?

Cornerstone On Demand

Could you ever imagine microchipping your employees? It might sound unreasonable at first, but that's exactly what a Wisconsin-based technology company, Three Square Market , has asked of its fifty plus employees. Though it's a new and somewhat controversial tactic, getting microchipped has its advantages. It's completely voluntary, and it gives employees the ability to enter the building, use office equipment, log into their computer, exchange business cards and even access their medical infor

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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look through some of the best articles published this past week for staffing and corporate recruiters and posted them below. Here are the must-read posts for this week: 1. The Limits of AI: What It Can and Cannot Do for Recruiting (Today) — by Raghav Singh. 2. Salesforce Moved Into a New $1 Billion Skyscraper in San Francisco, and the Offices Are Unlike Anything We've Seen — by Melia Robinson. 3.

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Bookmark This! The GDPR Compliance Edition

HR Bartender

Last week, I shared with you an interview with Tom Wetherill from Unum’s United Kingdom offices about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The compliance deadline is Friday, May 25, so I thought it appropriate to share a few more resources you might find helpful. Undercover Recruiter published an article on “ Why GDPR and GDPR-Compliance Matters ”.

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Get a Look Inside The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit

As recruiting teams work harder than ever to find, hire, and onboard qualified candidates in this highly competitive market, it’s essential to find ways to optimize your recruiting function. The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit includes eight worksheets filled with labor market insights, actionable recruiting strategies, and worksheets to plan your strategy for hiring top talent.

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DecisionWise Principal Consultant Kristin Chapman Named Among Utah’s 30 Women to Watch - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

DecisionWise, the global expert in creating employee engagement, and provider of employee engagement solutions, today announced that Utah Business Magazine named one of its principal consultants to its annual list of 30 Women to Watch. DecisionWise Principal Consultant, Kristin Chapman, was honored yesterday at an awards banquet at Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel and is featured in the magazine’s May issue.

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Providing Effective Employee Feedback

Reflektive

Providing constructive feedback is one of the only ways for employees to grow and develop. Yet many people still feel in the dark about their job performance, only getting feedback during the annual review or when something goes wrong. A survey found that 62% of millennial employees—aged 18 to 34—have felt “blindsided” by a performance review. And 69% of younger workers think the performance review process is flawe d.

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Sourcing and Machine Learning: What You Need to Learn

Engage2Excel

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the sourcing game, and smart sourcers are adapting. In our quest to stay cutting edge, my team implemented a few new practices discussed at SourceCon , and in this two-part blog I want to share some of those methods. You probably know that AI and machine learning are already a part of our lives.

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Technology System Design Needs Both Form and Function – 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. Kronos announced this week that they were named by Forbes as one of the top three places to work in technology. Congratulations to them! Enjoy the article.). I couldn’t resist sharing this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos with you today.

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2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.

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What Role Does Mentoring Play In Employee Well-Being?

Hppy

Our well-being is something that we most often overlook. We allow our environment to dictate what our day is going to look like and how we are going to feel. How we feel can change as our environment changes. How we manage that is something that we do have control over. This morning, for example, we were dealing with some turmoil in a work environment that could have exploded into something far worse.

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Engagement as a Competency - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Employee Engagement is an outcome of a complex array of contributing factors. While some factors are influenced only at the organizational level, many elements are under the direct control of individual managers. A skilled manager, therefore, can greatly improve the engagement of his/her team. Employee Engagement competencies represent the key skills a manager must master to create an engaging landscape for the employees they serve.

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Expenses 101: Proper Substantiation of Business Expenses

Justworks

In a previous article, Are Expense Reimbursements Taxable Income?, it was noted that expense reimbursements to an employee do not have to be included in an employee's wages if the business has an accountable plan. An accountable plan must meet three conditions: having a business connection, substantiation, and returning excess amounts. Here, we’ll focus on substantiation.

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What Is Employee Empowerment & What Are Its Top Principles?

Reflektive

When considering how to boost employee engagement, many organizations work from the outside in—trying to figure out which perks and benefits will keep employees happy. They should be working from the inside out—making employees feel valued by giving them greater autonomy over decision-making. This concept is known as employee empowerment. While it’s a challenge for some executives to “give up control,” it ends up paying major dividends.

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The 4 Dysfunctions of Recruiting & How You Can Successfully Overcome Them

Speaker: Trent Cotton, VP of Talent and Culture at Hatchworks

Are you tired of falling into the same recruiting rut, facing the same obstacles over and over with mediocre results? Recruiting in this market is definitely challenging, but your recruitment process doesn’t have to be. Join Trent Cotton in this exclusive webinar to learn how to overcome the four dysfunctions of recruiting with Sprint Recruiting. Sprint Recruiting opens up a new world for recruiters by applying the AGILE methodology to the recruitment process!

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#Unleash18 Humans + Bureaucracy: Control No More

The Aristocracy of HR

000020000000 “Bureaucracy is a global thing. “ ~ Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School I had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A session Day 1 with Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School at Unleash 2018 in Vegas. Long before this Q&A, he had wooed me with his words and refreshing […].

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How to Organize the Office to Encourage Teamwork

Hppy

You put a few dozen people in a small office and there’s a good chance that even the most easygoing individuals with a laid-back attitude towards the majority of life’s problems will start to build up some resentment against each other. After all, no matter how much some of these people may enjoy their job, there’s a variety of different stressful scenarios that can occur, from having to meet the most unreasonable deadlines to dealing with irrational suggestions and demands from the clients.

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A Brief Primer on Safe Harbor Employee Expense Allowances

Justworks

Businesses often require their employees to incur expenses that will later be reimbursed by the business. Without proper substantiation, expense reimbursements may be treated as taxable income. In some cases, however, there are some expenses that require less substantiation. These can be referred to as safe harbor expense allowances. The safe harbor principle can be applied to certain travel expenses.

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Your Candidate Experience “Bill of Rights”

Hoops

Implement these best practices to turn your best applicants into new hires, and the rest into your employer brand advocates.

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How Can Your HR Team Help Build a Positive Workplace Culture?

Read Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights magazine – out now – and find out how organizations can build a positive workplace culture and retain talent by prioritizing financial wellbeing programs and employee mental health.

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Level Up Your Recruiting Like a No. 1 Best Place to Work

Spark Hire

Jen Paxton, Director of Talent at LevelUp, drops in on The Growth Recruiting Podcast and dishes on how her team built the #1 place to work according to the Boston Business Journal. You’ll learn Jen’s candidate experience strategy, goals, and the pillars to her hiring process. She also offers advice on how to get out of your comfort zone with HR technology.

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How To Create Team Culture In A Team That’s Virtual And Global

Hppy

The remote working setup isn’t too far off from becoming the new norm. While there are still some hurdles to overcome, teething problems to solve, and reluctant CEOs to convince, working over the internet from anywhere in the world will become a default option sooner or later. And what will happen then? Well, we’ll see a greater level of flexibility, but also a loss of old-fashioned office camaraderie.

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Six reasons why fun in the office is the future of work

cipHR

Happy employees are healthier and more productive – so don’t overlook the importance of having fun in the workplace. While most people, generally, would rather spend time with their friends and family than be at work, there’s no need for work days to be all doom and gloom. Investing time and effort into making your workplace a more enjoyable place to be can have tangible positive benefits for employees, teams, and your wider organisation.