Sat.Feb 10, 2018 - Fri.Feb 16, 2018

Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

There’s a reason I call Friday articles “distractions”. It’s because after a hectic week, we need a little distraction. And what better way to add some levity to a busy week than with a little humor. But not all distractions are good ones.

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How to Create a More Transgender Inclusive Workplace

Visier

Brooke Brimo is an Honours Political Science student at McGill University. In her Feminist and Social Justice Studies class, she researched discrimination against transgender people in American workplaces. She was inspired by the story of Ginger Chien, a transgender device architect at AT&T.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Future of Work, Now

Reflektive

Most of us have experienced how the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing everything about the way we live, shop and communicate.

Studies Show Empathy is an Essential Quality for Leaders. Here's How to Master It

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Inc.com. One of the most important lessons I learned in my early days of teaching was the difference between sympathy and empathy. I'd taken a position at a school in Los Angeles. It was 1992. The school was just a few miles from the epicenter of the LA riots, which had taken place earlier the same year. The community was shattered.

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Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

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Robots in the Workplace: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Reflektive

Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way we work — there’s no doubt about it. For senior leaders, increased computerization promises efficiency and low-cost productivity — better profitability is in our grasp. For human resources, AI will take jobs away, replacing human workers.

Improving the Employee Experience with Better Technology

Cornerstone On Demand

Whether in an office, out in the field, on the sales floor or on a production line, most workers today must use technology to interact with work-related content. But too often, workers use outdated and disconnected technologies to access and share this content, making them less productive and less satisfied at work.

Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services.

Dear Manager, Giving Critical Employee Feedback Is Not As Scary As It Seems

15Five

It all began with an article published in Harvard Business Review in March of 2016 entitled, “ Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees ”. When we delve into this a bit deeper we’ll see that it’s not a matter of comfort, it’s a matter of fear. People often avoid confrontation because they are afraid of rejection, have had negative past experiences, or are unsure of their needs, values, or beliefs.

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There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

How to Create a Supportive Work Environment and Strengthen Your Culture

CultureIQ

It’s simple: companies with strong support systems have more impactful cultures as a result. In a company with great support, employees feel valued as people and more confident in their leaders.

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4 Ways Start-Ups Can Implement Affordable HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Hiring an HR professional is typically at the bottom of a start-up's to-do list despite the very real risks forgoing this "to-do" poses. There's no clear verdict on when hiring in-house HR talent is a must—some argue that at a company should have at least 50 full-time employees, while others consider a nascent company's rapid growth rate to be the criteria—but one thing is clear: most start-ups often feel like they can't afford to make this hire right away.

3 Tips to Digitally Engage Your Workforce

HR Bartender

We talk regularly about employee engagement. And justifiably so. Employee engagement is an important topic. And the results of engagement hit the bottom-line. But often when we talk about engagement, it’s in the context of face-to-face (F2F) interaction. While having personal connections matters, and there are definitely some actions that should be conducted F2F or voice-to-voice, technology can play a big role in engagement.

Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment

The Aristocracy of HR

000000000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders. Perhaps it’s because of the “environment”.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

The Impact Of Machine Learning In HR

Get Hppy

Like all aspects of modern business, technology is changing the way we operate and function. This applies to all departments in the company and Human Resources is no exception. Just because it has the word human in the name does not mean that technology can’t be an invaluable aid.

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Love in the air? Tips for HR on how to manage office romances

PeopleStrategy

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and love is in the air. But while images of hearts and happy couples are everywhere right now, when it comes to love in the office, HR professionals can find themselves in an uncomfortable position.

Virtual HR Training Event: HR Metrics and Change Management

Lighthouse

In the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and the Caribbean to speak about metrics, evidence, and leading change.

The State of the Union on Wokeness

The Aristocracy of HR

000010000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke” As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and society.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

5 Ways to Demonstrate Company Culture to Customers

Get Hppy

Your company culture affects everything from employee engagement to growth and brand perception. At first glance, it might seem like something relevant only to employees and leaders. After all, customers only see what’s on your website, right? Well, not exactly.

How to Maintain Culture in a Growing Company

CultureIQ

How to Maintain Culture in a Growing Company. A few months ago we put out a call for YOUR company culture questions and received many amazing questions — about everything from leadership to L&D.

10 Ways Leaders Can Unleash Corporate Capacity

Cornerstone On Demand

In my book, Unleashing Capacity: The Hidden Human Resources , I discuss the concept of capacity: the ability for a company to anticipate and react to market changes, as well as get ahead of these disruptions to become market leaders. To effectively prepare for change, HR teams must become the owners of corporate capacity, for without human capital and the proper allocation of resources—all of which fall under HR's purview—preparedness would not be possible.

Mini Virtual HR Conference: HR Metrics and Change Management (2 Free Business Credits)

UpstartHR

In the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and the Caribbean to speak about metrics, evidence, and leading change. It’s been wonderful to speak to hundreds of HR pros between the two events, but I also realize that many of you are looking for quality content and conversations to improve your own HR service delivery. With that in mind, I’m going to run a mini virtual HR conference at 11am Central time on February 20th and 21st.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

The Casual Workforce: How To Keep Zero-Hour Workers Coming Back

Get Hppy

Earlier this year it was reported that the rise of zero-hour contracts (or ZHCs) has finally reached its peak in Britain. These casual work agreements absolve both employees and employers from committing to a fixed number of working hours, and have been endlessly torn apart in the press.

The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public

HR Ringleader

I remember in early days of my career, back in the late 90’s, I was trained to be mindful of business conversations in public. Working at a Big 5 public accounting firm, we were told that it is best not to speak about business in public.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

Everwise

So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. You’ve been meeting for several months. How do you know that your partnership is actually working? And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee?

3 Things CFOs Need From HR Leadership

Reflektive

In today’s world, there really shouldn’t be a company where CFOs and HR leadership aren’t working hand in hand. Think about it: At the core, a CFO’s job is about managing resources to help the business grow and succeed. In most of today’s software and service companies, the primary resource is people. A CFO’s job is about managing resources to help the business grow and succeed Click To Tweet.

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Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

A Wormhole in Leadership

Get Hppy

If there are any Black Mirror fans out there who have not seen episode 1 of season 4, USS Callister, do NOT read any further, many spoiler alerts contained.

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Why What Employees Think About Engagement Surveys Really Matters

Engage2Excel

More than half of U.S. companies with 250 or more employees have conducted engagement surveys within the past two years. However, what do employees think about the engagement surveys their employers periodically—some might say, ritualistically—ask them to complete? We looked for answers in the available literature but couldn’t find a single survey on the topic. How ironic is that?

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HR Capitalist Definitions: "Battlefield Promotion"

The HR Capitalist

Business slang - it's everywhere. Sometimes you need an interpreter, someone to tell you not to drink the tap water, etc. I'm here to help, at least on the talent side.