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Is Happiness the Secret to Engagement?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Note: This article is part of an occasional series dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!) to the valuation of a business. Welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals. Previous articles in the series can be found here. Engagement Productivity Uncategorized Featured

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Improving Employee Productivity with Work Redesign

HSD Metrics

Once you’ve learned why your employees leave, how do you start fixing the problem? One of the common turnover causes we see from exiting employees is the balance of workload. Work redesign is a workplace flexibility initiative that can help reduce employee turnover. Our ExitRight® exit interview software has the capability to take note of both unbalanced workloads and the fact that new techniques in the workplace don’t always relieve the strain.

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How To Become An Influential Manager


Influence is a quality that few people factor in when looking at successful businesses and their respective CEOs/managers. But by building yourself up to be an influential person in the workplace, you can manage your manpower and resources more effectively and encourage people behind you to work harder towards the same collective goal. So, how do you influence employees without coming off as overbearing? Here are five tips on how to influence your employees the right way: Don’t Lose It.

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Use Strategic Planning Techniques to Build Your Workforce Plan

HR Bartender

With unemployment rates at historic lows , organizations have to not only think about filling open requisitions, they also have to develop a long-term approach to staffing. Frankly, if an organization waits until they have an opening before they start strategizing their sources, it will be too late. The recruiting team will always be taking a reactionary approach to staffing. Workforce planning is about developing a proactive approach to talent acquisition.

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HR Playbook: How Paycor Helps You Manage Compliance Risk

There are few certainties in life. Death. Taxes. Changing compliance laws. Keeping up is a full-time job many companies can’t staff. That’s why finding the right HR provider is critical. Learn how Paycor helps you stay ahead. Download the guide today!

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Are HR Pros A Good Fit to Start an Amazon Partner Delivery Business?

The HR Capitalist

If there's one thing HR Pros know plenty about, it's recruiting, retention and everything it takes to keep a business afloat on the people side of the business. That mean in some aspects of life, HR pros are the perfect people to start a business. But there's one big thing missing for a lot of HR pros are thinking about starting a business. Sales.

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3 Recruiting Strategies to Reduce Stress and Increase Staffing Placements

Spark Hire

The staffing industry is a fast-paced, competitive world — and it’s speeding up. According to a recent report, 2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States , by our team here at Spark Hire, 77 percent of companies plan to increase their staff by 25 percent in the coming year. To compete against other staffing firms and in-house recruiters, you need to level-up your recruiting strategies. But this is harder than it seems.

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. FUNDING. This week’s Fundings: $260M+. Intelligent recruiting platform Greenhouse picks up another $50M. Convene Secures $152M to Expand Globally, Launch New Service Offerings and Redefine Workplace Experience. Population Health Enablement Company higi Raises $21.3M in Series C.

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Why Creating a Learning Culture Is an Opportunity for Change

Cornerstone On Demand

Have you noticed that over the past year, conversations around major incidents of unconscious bias and sexual harassment have almost always included learning as part of the solution? It's more important than ever to create a culture of learning within our workplaces, because only through a culture of learning can we adopt new mindsets, behaviors and skills that make workplaces inclusive for everyone. And who better than learning practitioners to lead this charge within their organizations?

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Building a Paid Time Off Policy that Ensures Everyone Gets a Vacation

Evil HR Lady

Your paid time off policy only works if people actually get to use their vacation days. It’s even better if they get to take them when they want to. Generally, that means during the summer. But what do you do if you’re already short-staffed? It can kill morale if you say “no” to people’s vacation requests, and you could become even more short-staffed if team members call out sick or quit for greener pastures.

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Reworked CONNECT - Empowering the Modern Workforce | May 10-12, 2023, Austin, TX

Speaker: Kristine Dery, Professor of Work, Technology and Innovation, and Academic Research Affiliate at MIT-CISR; Dion Hinchliffe, Chief Technology Officer at Constellation Research

Reworked CONNECT is a must-attend conference for HR professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of work. See the latest trends, technologies, and strategies powering today's most successful workplaces. Secure your conference pass today!

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5 Hacks for Finding Hourly Employees


07/09/2018 // TALENT ACQUISITION. As of 2017, hourly employees make up 59% of the labor force , accounting for more than 78 million jobs. From clothing stores to coffee shops, hourly employees are engines that make business possible, offering in-person experiences and services that technology simply can’t replace. With today’s strong economy and low unemployment rate, the demand for hourly workers shows no signs of slowing down.

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Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its annual conference in Chicago. Over 22,000 human resources professionals were in attendance. It was an exciting and extremely educational event. It was also impossible to take in everything that the event has to offer. It’s just huge! So, I wanted to share just a few of the things I found along the way. I’ve mentioned before that certified professionals can earn recertification credits by reading books.

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Cartoon Coffee Break | Groupthink

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. Team building activities are an important part of company culture. Here are six office traditions that bring employees closer together. Header photo: Creative Commons Categories: Talent Management Article Tags: Talent Management

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3 Ways for Small Businesses to Track Employee Hours

nettime solutions

As back-office functions go, tracking employee hours can sometimes get overlooked. This is especially true for many new businesses with small teams. But the issue of time theft, no matter how big your business, is anything but small. Even a single hour of padding on each employee time card per month can cost a business thousands of dollars a year.

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Secrets to the Switch: Choosing the Best HR Software in 2023

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Join Patrick Sayers, president of Newcastle Research, to learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when switching your HR software and gain insights into the most important things companies consider on the path to a successful HR technology strategy.

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HireRight and GIS Ownership Complete Merger

General Information Services

Irvine, Calif./ Chapin, S.C., July 12, 2018 – HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) announced today they have successfully come together under common ownership, creating the industry’s preeminent background screening company with offices in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Over time, the combined company will operate under the HireRight brand.

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing: The Best-in-Class Secret to Talent Acquisition

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Can partnering with an external Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider be a game changer for winning the race for top talent? According to Aberdeen research, that just might be the case. In a recent study, Aberdeen found that nearly 60% of organizations handle recruitment internally. And those that handle recruitment internally are 11% more likely to understand what is causing their skills gaps, compared to those that engage with an RPO partner.

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Bookmarked: Get to Know Disrupt Yourself Podcast Host Whitney Johnson

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: This post is part of our " Bookmarked " series, where we ask some of our favorite HR experts, analysts and business professionals to answer questions about their career, life and aspirations for the future. Be sure to bookmark it for next month! Author and podcast host Whitney Johnson is a disruptive thinker through and through.

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Your SMB Hiring Mid-Year Check-In


Now that we’ve reached the middle of the year, it’s the perfect time to measure what worked in the first half of the year for your business, and identify key areas for improvement. One segment of your business you should always review and continuously improve is your hiring. Your people are a key source of competitive advantage, so it’s critical to have the right process in place to ensure your business is fully staffed with quality employees.

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Creating Benefits Flexibility Your Employees Will Value

Speaker: Alex Anderson - Total Rewards Strategist at Lockton Companies | Leo Tokar - President, People Solutions and Partner at Lockton Companies

Join two total rewards experts, Alex Anderson and Leo Tokar, for an in depth discussion on how your organization can implement transparent and flexible benefits and compensation plans.

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4 Data-Driven Steps to Increase Headcount on a Budget


Preparing to increase headcount at a large organization is like comparing the cost of bread at different supermarkets: At your regular neighborhood store, a loaf might cost $2.28, but at a high-end store, a loaf might cost $3.98. In a similar way, wages for workers with the same title can vary dramatically based on location.

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open thread – July 13-14, 2018

Ask a Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

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The CHRO's Guide to Success in the Digital Age

Cornerstone On Demand

The digital transformation has had a massive impact on the role of nearly every employee, and even the CHRO is not immune. A CHRO at the top of his or her game is a close confidante of the CEO and therefore has to think about many of the same things that a CEO does. To empower her team to make personnel decisions that are in line with the CEO's business strategy, the CHRO must be knowledgeable, confident and well-versed in the technological changes that are driving today's workforce.

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Read These Top Articles For Leadership Development And Change Management


Type “leadership” into the search bar on Amazon and prepare to sift through more than 70,000 titles. And that’s just books! Countless more articles, theses, and treatises on the topic have been written by savants from Cicero to Machiavelli to Lincoln. Needless to say, there’s a lot to say. Okay, now search for “leadership development.” Way to go, you’ve winnowed it down to only 20,000 books (or so).

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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How to Increase Productivity in a Hyper-Connected World

ClearCompany HRM

Are new communication tools actually increasing productivity or are they just wasting everyone’s time? This is a question many organizations are beginning to ask themselves. Technology allows society to accomplish tasks that would otherwise be impossible. It’s safe to say it has helped humans improve productivity. However, emerging technology could end up being a hinderance or a crutch, not a solution.

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Company Culture: More Than Words on a Page

Women of HR

Last month, I spoke with more than 1,400 employees who were afraid that the culture at their company, which had been carefully cultivated for years, was about to change. Like many companies who are part – or become part – of an enterprise parent company, this is a very real fear. In fact, when I showed those same employees a slide of the parent company’s cultural behaviors, there were both similarities and differences between our two lists. But these were just words on a page.

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How to Hire for the Gig Economy

Cornerstone On Demand

With companies increasingly hiring workers for specific tasks and projects, the gig economy is creeping up on the American workforce. Intuit estimates that gig workers now represent 34 percent of the workforce , and that number will grow to about 43 percent by 2020. What's more, the gig economy mindset is driving organizations to think differently about how they hire not only for project-based workers, but also for full time positions.

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3 Ways Successful Leaders Find the Best Talent


You aren't the only one looking to hire good people. Recruiting

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What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.