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.

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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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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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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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.

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.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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

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.

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.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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.

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.

Reenergizing the Employee Service Anniversary Program


Good news – the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 10 years, and workers are staying at their current employer longer! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Employee Tenure Report, years of tenure have increased over the past four years.

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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.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

The Great HR Gender Divide: Part II


In her book, Lean In , Sheryl Sandberg recounts the story of a board meeting where all the men attending (plus Sheryl) sat down around the conference table, while the couple of women attending chose chairs that were around the edge of the room.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

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.

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


How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.