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Should Employees be Paid for Commuting Time?


An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time? As someone that travels a fair bit for work, I know the value of being able to connect and work from any number of strange locations–restaurants, hotel lobbies, airports, etc. But what about the commutes that make up a significant part of the day for so many workers?

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5 Key Tips To Remove Social And Cultural Bias From Employee Self-Evaluations


“How’s your tennis game?” This probably seems like a strange way to begin a post about performing employee self-evaluations, but bear with me.). Last weekend, my husband and I went out to dinner with friends we hadn’t seen in years, back when I was an avid tennis player. As part of our catching up conversation, our friends asked me this question. “It’s It’s fine,” I replied. “I’m I’m getting back on pace.” My husband, bless his heart, expanded on my answer. She’s great!


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Why don’t some employees trust HR?


As an HR manager for a successful business, it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for the well-being and performance of an entire organization. And, at times, it may feel like you are in a thankless job. Sometimes, having to focus on everyone else can blind HR team members to their own mistakes or apathy. Both are dangerous to the company; they can cause widespread discontent as well as the loss of valuable employees.

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Mandatory Flu Shots: Can You Make Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves?

HR Daily Advisor

Believe it or not, summer is almost over, and it’s time to think about flu vaccines again! How effective will the shots be this year? Will you and your family get them? Can you require your employees to be vaccinated? Many employers believe that employees should be inoculated to keep the workforce healthy and the office fully staffed during flu season.

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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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Is Continuous Performance Management Here to Stay? Absolutely.

Cornerstone On Demand

About five years ago, I worked with a client who bristled at the idea of typical annual performance reviews. What they wanted to implement was a “conversation-based” performance review process. The process had to be employee driven; managers and employees held an ongoing, continuous dialogue about the employee’s performance throughout the year.

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Our Vision for a Frictionless Talent Marketplace


As the old saying goes: Good people are hard to find. Nothing could be truer, especially for today’s employers that say they have millions of skilled jobs available but lack workers with the right skills to fill them. Clearly, businesses are grappling with the realities of the skills gap, and this is only being aggravated by the rapid pace of technological change and evolving nature of work. So, what to do?

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Everyone Wants a Talent Brand That Candidates Love, But…

The Tim Sackett Project

Everyone wants a talent brand that candidates will love, but almost no Talent Acquisition function is actually willing to love those same candidates back! You get this, right!? Do you know why you love certain brands? It’s usually a combination of an experience you had with that brand. You loved their product or service, how they/it made you feel, how you were treated, etc. The brand made you feel like you were apart of it. That it ‘loved’ you, just even a little.

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5 Things Keeping Financial Services HR Teams Up at Night

Cornerstone On Demand

It's an extremely challenging time to be holding the reins of an HR team at a financial services institution, with 45 percent of senior executives revealing their companies are hit by cyber attacks as often as on an hourly basis. Plus, as new technology emerges, so do new avenues for hackers to find vulnerabilities and attack.

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Who is responsible for low employee productivity?


In a recent CIPHR webinar, Nick Whiteley from hfx assessed HR’s role in identifying the root causes of low productivity, and offered simple solutions for tackling this urgent challenge. Whether you’re playing Guess Who? or Cluedo , there’s a lot of fun to be had solving a good puzzle game. But in the workplace, the crucial puzzle of low productivity is much harder and less enjoyable to solve.

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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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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: $225M+. ZipRecruiter raises $156 million to match job candidates with employers. STRIVR nabs $16M to train the future workforce in virtual reality.

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7+ High Volume, Low Unemployment Recruitment Strategies!

The Tim Sackett Project

Gather ‘round talent buffs and let me tell you a story – of a time not so long ago in a land not so far away. A little agency called The Bureau of Labor Statistics (you may have heard of them) released a report claiming that the unemployment rate dropped below 4% for the first time in 15 years. Did I mention that this is a true story? That’s right, in April 2018 the unemployment numbers dropped to 3.9% in the good ol ‘ US of A.

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Customer Service Week 2018: Continual Innovation

Ultimate Software

It is the first week of October, also known as Customer Service Week 2018! Designed to celebrate the importance of customer service as well as provide organizations with an excuse to honor service reps, Customer Service Week also serves as a reminder to seek constant improvement and innovation in service offerings. Putting Employees and Customers First.

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Are You a Master of Online Interviews? Take Our Quiz and Find Out

Spark Hire

Many fast-growing companies are incorporating new tools into their hiring processes. In fact, 62 percent of companies in our 2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States believe that following the latest hiring trends and using modern tools is very important for growth hiring. Another 31.2 percent are considering adding online interviews to their hiring toolbox.

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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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4 Tips for Improving Your Background Checks


BLOG. 4 Tips for Improving Your Background Checks. Tammy Cohen , PHR, SHRM-CP. October 4 2018. Running background checks on candidates is a crucial step in the recruiting process. Making a bad placement can sour a relationship with a client or cost your company valuable resources. But background checks can be tedious and difficult to navigate; many states have their own specific laws and requirements, such as Ban-the-Box legislation.

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ICYMI: Critical Thinking Skills Are the Foundation of a Learning Culture

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular articles every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series. Keep reading for September's top stories.

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Putting the 'Total' in Total Talent Management

Allegis Global Solutions

We all know the biggest disruptors of the last ten years were; globalization, demographic changes and speed of technological advancements but what’s next? The World of Work

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Crafting an Effective Total Rewards Program


Above-average employee benefits packages have long been tools for employers to entice candidates. With a shift from healthcare cost avoidance to retention, top employers are placing more focus on building competitive employee benefits packages. Commonly referred to as Total Rewards Programs, today’s comprehensive benefits packages include employee services that go beyond traditional healthcare coverage and minimal fringe benefits.

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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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5 Ways a Live Org Chart Can Benefit Your Organization


A live org chart offers a range of benefits that traditional, static org charts do not. A live org chart provides organizations with improved flexibility, real-time updates, and detailed information about employees, which in turn helps employees understand where they and others fit into the broader organization. However, as with other technology solutions, a live org chart can only deliver benefits if users take advantage of its full functionality.

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Cartoon Coffee Break | Poaching Talent

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. Learn how technology is changing talent acquisition —and how you can take advantage of it! Header photo: Creative Commons Categories: Talent Management Article Tags: Talent Management

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HR’s Opportunity in Disguise: 3 Elements of Rapid Talent Allocation


Rapid talent allocation could be HR’s ticket to the proverbial “seat at the table.” According to a recent McKinsey & Company survey , being fast or very fast at moving talent among strategic projects is linked most closely with talent management effectiveness. Organizations with effective talent management programs, the survey reveals, have a better chance than other companies of outperforming competitors. But strategic rapid talent allocation is not an easy feat.

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Products & Services


Compete for a Cause. Benevity Inc., a software company focused on corporate social responsibility and employee engagement, announced the release of its latest module, Missions. Using a gamified approach, Missions has employees complete activities as a way to adopt new “prosocial behaviors.”

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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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Saba Buys Lumesse: Fills Critical Gaps for Technology and Customer Acquisition


Things are moving quickly in the HCM technology industry. Last week I reported in from Saba Insight, the company’s annual user conference. This week news popped that Saba has entered talks to acquire Lumesse, a European talent management provider. Here’s the snippet from the news. In the News. Saba, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, to acquire Lumesse, extending Saba’s global leadership position in HCM.

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New Models for Healthcare Hiring

HRO Today

Five strategies for finding and keeping the best healthcare talent. By Debbie Bolla. A number of challenges are converging to create the perfect storm in the healthcare hiring market. Baby boomers are moving into retirement, the aging population needs more care, and there is less talent available to fill open positions. The crisis of supply and demand is as real as ever.

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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 on a range of topics important for talent leaders. We took a look through some of the best articles published this past week for staffing and corporate recruiters and posted them below. The following articles focus on how to invest in indirect talent, ways to make performance reviews less stressful, and more. Here are the must-read posts for this week: 1. Reimagining Pay for Today’s Workforce -- by Yves Steinhauser.

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The State of Workplace Wellness Around the Globe

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

We surveyed wellness thought leaders around the globe and asked them for their views on the future of workplace wellness. Here is their forecast for the state-of-the- wellness- union for 2019. Wellness Rockstar Tools & Tips

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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.