Sat.Apr 04, 2015 - Fri.Apr 10, 2015

Respect Email Expectations

HR Bartender

I’ve read a few good posts recently about the need for schedule management. So naturally, I feel compelled to toss in my two-cents. The first one that crossed my desk was from the Harvard Business Review titled “ Your Late Night Emails are Hurting Your Team ”.

Small Business Concerns: 4 Ways to Create Consistent Performance Management

ClearCompany HRM

Good performance management can help your employees work at their best consistently, help align their goals with the company’s business strategy, and build better teams through tracking and collaboration.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Foundation of Success: Guiding Words of Wisdom

Cornerstone On Demand

What does success mean to you? An important part of our lives is deciding the answer to this question - what do we strive for, how do we follow our dreams, and how do we know that we're on the right path?

The Power of Thanks Is in Us All, if We’re Willing to Share It


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Simply expressing appreciation and gratitude to others can change perspectives for the better. I benefit from my job in the same ways most people do. I earn a paycheck that pays for a roof over my head and food in my belly.

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.

SMART-ly Tracking Your Progress

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle , in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.).

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In the Face of Big Data, Interviews Are Obsolete

Cornerstone On Demand

Once upon a time hiring the right employee was relatively easy and inexpensive. A job application and quick interview was all that was needed. Life was simpler. Attitudes were relatively predictable. Replacements were a dime a dozen.

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7 Ways to Get Managers to Provide More Feeback


The other day I happened across a blog that posed a very interesting question: Feedback would happen all the time if.? So, what would you say? I can’t reign it in to just one idea, so here are seven things I think would lead to more feedback in the workplace.

Forgetting to Monitor – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Implementation is not the final step in a process. Just about every process model I’ve ever seen has a final step called monitoring (or evaluation, or something like it). It’s that final piece in a process where you look at what you’ve implemented , evaluate it, and make tweaks for improvement.

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Small Business Concerns: Full Lifecycle Recruiting Makes Your Job Easier

ClearCompany HRM

As a small business owner, each of your hires matter, and you want every new person you hire to have as large an impact on your business as possible. And while you’re worried about finding funding, keeping your business afloat, or the rigors of advertising, recruiting can get lost in the shuffle.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

How Smart Talent Management Can Shift the Employee Productivity Curve

Cornerstone On Demand

Today's business climate makes earning a profit particularly hard as companies juggle multiple challenges: increased government regulation, tighter budgets and constantly-evolving technology.

Infographic Thursday: 9 Rules For Managing Conflict at Work

Something Different

Check out today’s infographic (courtesy of Killer Infographics ) outlining a 9 step process for resolving conflict in the workplace. As always, if you like this infographic then you can follow Killer Infographics on Twitter here. Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Best, Rory.

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Employee Motivation: The Neuroscience Connection

ATD Human Capital

A new UNC Executive Development white paper, Motivation on the Brain – Applying the Neuroscience of Motivation in the Workplace, discusses the science behind motivation and why it is important in the workplace. Click here to read full version


We Continue to Miss the Texting Opportunity In HR.

The HR Capitalist

HR’s never been accused of being on the bleeding edge, and any type of social media or communications usually finds HR pros trailing the pack. Take social media as an example. Lots of potholes. Full of traps.

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.

6 Ways to Spot a Toxic Employee During a Job Interview

Cornerstone On Demand

The chit-chatty office neighbor, the disparaging boss, the personal space invader. When you work with a “toxic employee,” life at work becomes unpleasant for you and everyone connected to him/her. In fact, toxic employees make their co-workers 54% more likely to resign , which ultimately can cost three times more in hiring expenses.

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You Asked: Answering Your Questions about The Power of Thanks (Part 1)


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Social recognition is a very powerful means of creating and managing culture, when structured in a considered, thoughtful way. Last week, Eric Mosley and I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar about our new book, The Power of Thanks.

Knowing What You Don’t Know

Something Different

<> 1. It is 9:01 PM central time on a Friday as I sit down to write this. First off, apologies for the extraordinarily late post today 1 , but here we are. …So anyone that knows me (or reads me) knows that I am constantly pursuing new knowledge.

Moving the HR Industry Forward

China Gorman

I love finding new sources of information that shine a light on how organizations can achieve better business results through better people practices.

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.

Why Addressing the Aging Workforce in Manufacturing Requires New Tactics

Cornerstone On Demand

As Baby Boomers reach retirement, the manufacturing industry is facing a skills dilemma. While the U.S. is dealing with an aging population across the board, the manufacturing industry is at a disproportionate disadvantage —in 2012, the median age of employees was 44.7

Retain Your Older Workers (It’s Good for Business)


According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, more than half of workers over age 60 plan to continue working in some capacity after retiring from their current career. I’ve read about the “graying of the workforce” and the impending “brain drain” for years, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the topic’s sheer magnitude.

Are “Busy” People More or Less Productive?

Something Different

<> …So this morning I came across an interesting piece from HR pro Laurie Ruettimann that expounds on how life is too short to be busy: She goes on to say: I relaunched my consulting business in 2013 built on a belief that life is too short to be busy.

The Secret to a Standout Candidate Experience? Company Culture.


By now we’ve talked your ears off about how much company culture affects the employee experience. But it doesn’t stop there. Company culture also influences the customer experience , and just as importantly, the candidate experience.

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.

Holacracy – Mushroom Comparisons Aside, It’s an Uphill Slog towards Acceptance

The People Equation

When CEO Tony Hsieh sent out an all-company email informing his Zappos team that they were moving completely to the Holacracy organizational structure of self-management, the story was huge.

Ultimate Software Announces Partnership with NetSuite for HCM Integration at Connections Conference

Ultimate Software

Our annual customer and partner forum, Connections , took place in Las Vegas last month. An inspiring keynote by Simon Sinek; an artistic presentation from Erik Wahl ; a special concert with Grammy-winner Michael Bublé; and plenty of engaging and entertaining Magic—from the NBA-legend-turned-entrepreneur to some surprise on-stage illusions—all made for a memorable week.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Wanted: A More Educated—and Prepared—Workforce

ATD Human Capital

While affordable and effective education is an important imperative for society (and thus government), business may have to step up if they want to achieve global success. Click here to read full version


Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.