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Pre-Boarding: Bring High Tech and High Touch to Onboarding

HR Bartender

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Going from a “Good” to a “Best” Place to Work

ClearCompany HRM

Lists of the best places to work for are a dime-a-dozen, and usually, you’ll see the same places mentioned time and time again: Google. Big-budget finance companies, industry giants.

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How TED Gets Your Workforce Talking

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone today announced a partnership with TED that brings curated TED Talks to Cornerstone clients and this has a lot of us really excited. TED Talks are a powerful learning tool because they not only provide learning on a vast array of subjects, they change how people think.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) – Applying It to Implementing Your New Talent Management Solution


By Warren Phillips, HRchitect. Whirlwind – the daily activities of an organization, including other projects and urgent issues that compete for attention and resources. Project – your project, a series of tasks executed within a specified period of time that will achieve a desired end result.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

The Golden Rule of Giving a Great Presentation

HR Bartender

For many of us when we’re asked to do a presentation, we have to wear three hats: Developer – We have to put together the outline, references, resources, etc. We’re the developer of content. The good news is we’re also the subject matter expert. We know our stuff.

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4 Ways HR Analytics Can Improve Workplace Diversity

Cornerstone On Demand

The U.S. has always been known as a melting pot; diversity is its strong suit. However, when it comes to corporate America, diversity has historically been lacking. Although 92 percent of U.S.

Counter-Offers: Know When to Hold’em or Fold’em


Marie, a sales director earning $120,000 per year, enters her manager’s office one day and announces that the firm down the street has offered her a position with a 10% salary increase.

Hello #SHRM15 Conference Attendees!

HR Bartender

Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas. I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. This isn’t my first SHRM Annual – in fact, my first SHRM conference (more than a few years ago) was also in Las Vegas.

Employee Engagement: Pay Attention to These

All Things Workplace

The notion of Employee Engagement has been with us for a while now. I noticed in a meeting last week that everyone was passionate when we started discussing "engagement". But the longer we talked, the less I was convinced that we were talking about the same thing.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

6 Ways to Attract Candidates With Compelling Content

Cornerstone On Demand

Job seekers have now become "job explorers" They are better skilled at searching, sourcing, researching, networking and less afraid to reach out to people they have never met before.

Will You Vote For Me?


I learned this week that one of my former bosses nominated me for a Young Professional Award for the work I have done over the past few years, both with this site and within the community where I live. I was (and still am) humbled by that support. As far as I can tell, I’m the only HR guy in the running, and I have until July 1st to gather a few votes in the competition. Would you be willing to take 20 seconds to vote for me?

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY

HR Bartender

Tuesday, June 30 is Social Media Day. It was started in 2010 by Mashable to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. Many cities host a local version – here’s what my community in South Florida is doing.

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From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics

Ultimate Software

Having entered the predictive analytics space three years ago, Ultimate Software has seen HR teams start to rely on these important metrics for taking action in their organizations. Predictive analytics are good for people and good for business.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How Millennials Are Breaching Norms at Work and Home

Cornerstone On Demand

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra once said, “The future ain't what it used to be." " Although he used the saying in the 1970s, the popular quote also aptly describes the state of our workforce today—especially now that every millennial is old enough to work.

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Creating Exceptional Opportunities to Attract Exceptional Talent

Something Different

<> …So this evening I read a great piece from Kris Dunn here wherein he highlights that (generally speaking) exceptional talent chooses to work at exceptional companies with exceptional leaders.

Gartner’s New Report on Recognition Technology


Have you had a chance to look at the new report /technology overview Gartner has published on Employee Recognition and Rewards Software? Does your company still use a spreadsheet program to track employee recognition and rewards?

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Growing Talent Management Firms: Strategy and Execution

ATD Human Capital

Many strategic plans, which are key to the future of our businesses, are rarely executed fully. Let’s take a closer look at strategy execution lessons that can be applied to any organization. Click here to read full version

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

4 Things Top Managers Do To Improve Employee Engagement

The People Equation

Improving your interactions with employees isn’t rocket science, but it does take effort. I interviewed top managers to find out specifically what they do to create connection and engagement with their employees.

When Politics and Human Resources Intersect

Something Different

<> …So a couple of days ago I read a scathing letter from US Senator Elizabeth Warren to SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

Prioritizing Employees by Engagement Level


The most engaged… are first in line. Recently I read a blog post about email marketing and delivery, and that line struck me. Stick with me, because I think there’s an intriguing question it brings up. People that run companies and blogs often use delivery services to communicate with customers and readers. I use a tool called MailChimp and have for several years. I have a little bit (okay, a lot!)

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Fake Hustle In Corporate America.

The HR Capitalist

There's a term that coaches in sports are familiar with - it's called " fake hustle ". What's fake hustle in sports? Fake hustle is when an athlete shows incredible effort, but only does it when the play in question has already been decided.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of an Open-Office Floor Plan


It seems that everyone is shifting from cubicle-heavy spaces to open-office floor plans. Open offices fit in line with an image of a “trendy” office space, categorized by optimal lighting, branded decorations, and collaborative, invigorated employees.

An Overview of Executive Benefits and Perquisites

Something Different

Sue Holloway, Senior Practice Leader at WorldatWork discusses the differences between benefits for executives and other employees, deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, plan design, and uses of nonmonetary compensation.

Captain Obvious: Good Bosses Talk with People


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – Not recognizing employee achievements is the top communication issue preventing effective leadership. Confession time. I like commercials. Well, I like good, engaging, funny or emotional commercials.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Ruin Trust with Your Team

The People Equation

Charlie is a charming, highly persuasive marketing executive for a growing technology company. He’s a delight to work with—until you tell him what he’s asking for isn’t possible. Then, his charm rapidly dissipates.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.