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Corporate Culture: Small Changes Create Big Results – #RethinkTheDailyGrind

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Mars Drinks. They believe the workday can be much more than the daily grind. That’s why they’re 100% dedicated to the workplace.

5 Steps For Compensation Across Generations

ClearCompany HRM

People of all ages and from all generations spend their days working. From the very beginning stages of a career to the golden days nearing retirement, (most) people work for a living. They may work the same, but they’re at different steps in their lives.

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42 Fictional Quotes to Help You Achieve Real Success

Cornerstone On Demand

A calligraphy class was Steve Jobs' muse; he sought to unite the elegance of ancient script with the functionality of a computer interface. When Ingvar Kampard had to remove a new table's legs to fit it into his car, the idea for Ikea was born.

Learning Management Systems and their effect on Hierarchical Organizations


Written by: Reggie Wilson. Over 45 years ago there was a wonderful book published that caused quite a stir entitled “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong” by Dr Laurence J. Peter. The author takes on the subject of Hierarchical Management and the often unseen consequences for employees.

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.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About API

HR Bartender

A few months ago, I talked about developing a 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter. In it, I mentioned using Twitter chats as a way to engage with other professionals. A common platform for participating in a Twitter chat is TweetChat. Of course, that’s when it’s working.

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For Generation Z, Passion is the Future of Work

Cornerstone On Demand

In a recent blog, “ Why Passion is the Future of Work: HR Leaders' Best Advice for Grads , " I was quoted for noting, “doing what you love is the future of work."

Choosing the Proper Team Members


Written by: Michael Sischo. Once the Human Resources Capital Management software has been selected, there are numerous stages the project has to pass through before going live with the software.

Business Travel: Who Keeps the Points [poll]

HR Bartender

Loyalty points are all the rage. My credit cards offer points. The airlines and hotels I use offer points. There’s even a new one called Plenti that offers points on everything from gas to my phone bill. You get the point (no pun intended).

Navigating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Ultimate Software

Healthcare reform is here, and more is coming soon. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicking into full swing, now is the time to ensure that your organization is 100% compliant and ready.

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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!

ICYMI: The Secret to Keeping Your Star Employees Happy

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to stay on top of every HR insight and trend.

Transformational Learning from 500+ Hours of Podcasts


Transformational learning, or transformative learning , is focused in part on learning that drives us to do things. Today I’m going to talk about what listening to over 500 hours of podcast programs has done for my learning, but first I’d like to tell a quick story.

5 Reasons You’re Over-Thinking Your Leadership Decisions

The People Equation

How much time each week do you spend making decisions? Likely, many of the choices you make are almost automatic, requiring little thought: attend that meeting or not? Stay late to finish the report tonight, or come in early tomorrow?

Required Reading for HR: Internet Trends 2015

China Gorman

Really. I’m not kidding. You may think from the title that Internet Trends 2015 is a report that has nothing to do with Human Resources. You couldn’t be more wrong. It’s ALL about HR.

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

3 Attributes of a WorkHuman Culture


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Every workplace has a culture for good or ill. Creating a WorkHuman culture requires transparency, resources and evolution over time. One of my go-to blogs for continual learning in HR is Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender.

4 Tactics To Make Performance Reviews Less Painful


Performance reviews can be rough. They are enough to make a confident manager feel anxious and competent employees doubt their contributions. Nobody, and I really mean nobody, looks forward to performance reviews.

The Riveting Headcount Story That Can’t Be Ignored: Bringing HR Numbers to Life, Part 2


Picture this: You are the VP of Talent for the North American operations of Innovocorp — a (fictional) software company based in the Silicon Valley that is going through a period of dramatic change.

Beyond the Ropes – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Have you ever participated in a “ropes” course before? It’s an outdoor team building activity which consists of low and high elements. The low elements are at ground level and the high elements are a few feet off the ground.

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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Mentoring for Productivity

ATD Human Capital

Randy Emelo has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies that use mentoring to support peer learning and productivity improvement. Here are some ideas on how you can use mentoring to improve productivity among your workforce. Click here to read full version

Creating a Positive Summer Intern Culture


The sun is out and our calendars are turned to June, which can only mean one thing… it’s summer intern season! While it might be tempting to pass off the coffee orders to your summer interns, you should think twice before you create a negative intern culture in your office.

Why We Need Emotional Workers


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – The fullness of our messy selves is what fuels our creativity, passion and success. Finding ways to encourage and accommodate emotion at work benefits us all. I’m a sucker for Pixar movies.

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Ideas, Execution and Why Your Team Doesn't Get * Done.

The HR Capitalist

Let's face it, most of us are broken. We're broken in different ways, but we're still broken. Some of us have ideas - lots of great ideas, some of them are exceptional.

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.

Are You Going to SHRM in Las Vegas? #SHRM15


A few weeks from now I’ll be joining thousands of my closest HR friends in Las Vegas for the 2015 SHRM Conference. This year is a bit different than the years I visited only as an attendee, because I will be speaking on behalf of Brandon Hall Group about strategic HR at the SHRM SmartStage, which should be a blast.

5 Steps To A Successful Employee Recognition Program


Designing a program that engages your employees while motivating them to achieve organizational goals and initiatives should not be difficult. Through experience, we’ve determined the best recognition strategy includes a program design process that is broken out into five phases.

Same Ingredients, Different Recipe: Innovating on Performance Goals, Feedback, and Ratings

ATD Human Capital

In the previous blog, “ The Purpose of Performance Management: Redefining Aspiration ,” we articulated what goals the performance management approach must accomplish no matter its design. Now, Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson and Dr. Elaine D.

THIS IS THE END: Skinny Jeans Now OK for Wal-Mart Employees.

The HR Capitalist

You know the deal with Armageddon. You know it when you see it. For some, that means bible verses. For others, it's a Cleveland team winning any type of championship. When Wal-Mart employees are allowed to wear skinny jeans, I think it's time to make sure the gas generator is operational.

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.