Sat.Feb 21, 2015 - Fri.Feb 27, 2015

HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

HR Bartender

In response to my post on “ What are HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them ”, I had a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. I have been in this position many times.

Talent Management: Sustaining Performance [Part 2]

ClearCompany HRM

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A Seat at the Table: Top 10 Cities for Women Executives

Cornerstone On Demand

Silicon Valley doesn’t have a stellar reputation when it comes to gender equality at work, but a recent study shows it may actually be one of the best places in America for women to get a seat at the executive table.

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How to Learn HR for Free: A Practical Guide


Recently on LinkedIn I saw someone asking how to learn HR. Specifically he was trying to learn compensation when he didn’t have a background/foundation in the topic.

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

The T-Shirt Employee Engagement Survey

HR Bartender

You guys know I live in a warm climate. So when the weather gets cold, instead of turning on the heater, I reach for a long sleeve t-shirt. My favorite is one from a past employer. I’ve had it for years – it’s soft and broken in. If you’ve ever had a favorite t-shirt, you know what I’m talking about.

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HR Tips From the Oscars: Does “Good Job” Encourage Mediocrity?

Cornerstone On Demand

If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Oscars this weekend, you may still be debating the merits of Boyhood vs. Birdman.

“Good Job” – The Two Most Harmful Words in the English Language?


by Brenda Pohlman. Recognize This! – Consider carefully the words we use to recognize others and whether go-to phrases like ”good job” have a place in our recognition vocabulary.

Evaluate Employees On Their Actions Not Their Attire [poll results]

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, we ran a poll about professional uniforms. Not the company issued kind, but the idea of wearing the same thing every day (i.e. black turtleneck and jeans a la Steve Jobs).

Talent Management: Educating Managers [Part 3]

ClearCompany HRM

Employee engagement is often attributed to the work environment, the work itself, and even a lack of communication. What has a tendency to fly under the radar, however, is the managers who supervise them. A poor manager can leave the team disengaged and unmotivated to strive beyond the bare minimum.

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.

ICYMI: 3 Companies Using Big Data to Change the Recruiting Game

Cornerstone On Demand

In the constant, fast-paced news cycle of today, we know it gets difficult to catch every HR trend, tip and thought sent your way. That's why we're starting a new series, "In Case You Missed It," to recap our most popular stories from every month.

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6 Truths about Training and Development

The People Equation

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – February 2015

HR Bartender

I must admit I’m looking forward to the Internet blowing up (figuratively, not literally) on March 14, 2015. It’s Pi Day , a mathematical celebration for the ratio that allows us to compute the circumference of round objects. But this year is different. At exactly 9:26:53 a.m. –

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How to Strengthen Company Culture (Infographic)


I’ve had the opportunity to speak with thousands of companies asking them how they measure their company culture and what steps they take to strengthen their culture. One of the most common responses to the measurement question is the use of an annual employee engagement survey.

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.

Memo to HR: Millennials Care About 401Ks Too

Cornerstone On Demand

Employers use perks like gym memberships and laundry services to lure and retain top Millennial talent, but they may want to focus more on traditional retirement benefits.

Finding the Right HR Datafication Solution: The 5 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask


Remember what purchasing your first home felt like? There were so many things to consider that it was difficult to determine which factors were important and which were not. You probably also realized that this was a fairly significant commitment and you did not have much room for error.

Coaching Your People?: Manage Risks

All Things Workplace

We all want to stretch the capabilities of our team members. At the same time, think about minimizing failure when someone has a "stretch" goal with high risk attached. Any high risk goal can damage your reputation, your staff member, and even the organization. .

What Does the Perfect Conference Look Like to You?


What if you and I could design a conference together? How do you think that would look? For one thing, I know it would be a fresh take on human resources and culture and leadership in the organization.

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.

Framing the Recruiting Work You Do For Hiring Managers In a Single Sentence.

The HR Capitalist

It''s easy to get in the weeds on recruiting. Do we have enough candidate flow? Are we getting the right candidates? Do we have compensation issues? Why does it take so long? Why does that hiring manager want to see more candidates?

Are These 5 Signs of Trust Evident in Your Workplace?

The People Equation

Welcome to Trust-Building Thursday, a new series on The People Equation. Each month, we’ll explore trust in the workplace and offer practical tips for building trust with your boss, colleagues, peers and team members. You can see other installments of the series here.

Research Roundup: Millennials, Their Skills, and Their Training Needs

ATD Human Capital

Most of us are aware of the growing presence of Millennials in the workplace. This ATD Research Week post, authored by ATD Research Specialist David Frankel (who is a Millennial!), reviews data from ATD and other resources on Millennials at work, their skills, and preparing them to become leaders.

Time and Attendance Biometrics and Employee Privacy

nettime solutions

Earlier this week, city employees who work at the fine arts museums in San Francisco stormed City Hall to protest a biometric time clock that will be used to track their time and attendance. The employees are citing trust and privacy issues as the reason for their discomfort with the technology.

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.

A New Euro Working Trend: The Hoffice.

The HR Capitalist

Stop me when you''ve had enough. . DATELINE: Stockholm. You''ve got multiple people working out of a house. You might think these are just connected professionals getting together because they''re bored. But no! It''s a new working revolution! It''s called Hoffice. What''s Hoffice, you ask?

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Are You Using the Right Type of Leadership Power?

The People Equation

Every leader has two types of power, and knowing when to use each type will determine your leadership success. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines power as, “ possession of control, authority, or influence over others.”

How Do We “Work Human?” Join Me in June to Find Out


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – How and why we work matters as much as what we do. “So, So, what do you do?” That might be the most commonly asked question in social situations. The answer to that can be fairly straightforward – “I’m a consultant.” “I’m I’m a doctor.”

The Best Time and Attendance Questions on Optimizing Your Business - Part One

nettime solutions

We had so many great questions throughout our recent webinar on optimizing your business by managing time and attendance, that it''s just way too much time and attendance goodness for only one blog post. So, we''re breaking the Q&As from this month into a two-part series.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.