Sat.Jul 25, 2015 - Fri.Jul 31, 2015

Everything #HR Needs to Know About User Experience (UX)

HR Bartender

One of the words I’m trying to banish from my vocabulary is “easy.” Easy means something different to everyone. What’s easy to you could be difficult to me and vice versa. Easy implies “no-brainer” and that’s not always the case. Especially when it comes to describing technology.

6 Productivity Killers: How You Can Fix Employee Performance

ClearCompany HRM

In the workplace, employees are surrounded by things that kill their productivity. Whether it’s surfing the web, constantly updated email, or loud coworkers, there are several ways employees can get bogged down in their office and lose focus.

5 Ways to Turn Content Grazers Into Candidates

Cornerstone On Demand

When do people reading your company's content make a conscious decision to apply for one of your jobs? As an HR professional, you may not be thinking about your content in the same way your marketing team thinks about a PR hit, but you should.

Change Success Factors and Their Role in Change Management


Written by: Scott McGrail For a change to be successfully carried out, we know that there needs to be a concise and consistent level of communication. This was highlighted in A “Quick Start Guide” to Change Communication by HRchitect’s Bill Buttimer.

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.

SHRM’s Best Kept Secret: the SHRM Foundation

HR Bartender

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is my professional association. I support other professional organizations, but my first HR job was as a generalist so SHRM was the first professional association I joined.

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3 Ways to Create a Flexible Learning Culture

Cornerstone On Demand

The modern career is no longer defined by a vertical ascension of titles. Today, we rarely see a resume with a gradual move from "Junior Sales Associate" to "VP of Sales" over a ten-year period in the same industry.

7 Things About the Affordable Care Act that Small Businesses Need to Know Right Now


This post is part of TriNet’s ongoing series about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on small business. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and any business owner with at least one. Visit site for full story. Affordable Care Act Benefits ACA Obamacare

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Getting Your Manager to Recognize Good Work – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I got this question via Twitter a while ago and it’s stuck with me. It’s a tough question but one I’m asked a lot in my training sessions. Why does an employee have to fight for his/her good performance to be recognized but bad ones are over emphasized? I get it.

Ultimate Software and Customers — Partners for Life

Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software began 25 years ago with a mission of creating the industry’s best HR software—because we believe people are the heart of every organization. That’s why we always put people first.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Cornerstone Partners with InCommon to Offer Simple and Secure Product Access

Cornerstone On Demand

In today's mobile world, people expect resources and information anytime, anywhere and on any device. But for organizations, meeting the expectation of constant accessibility to multiple different services is often a logistical and security nightmare.

3 Pitfalls to Rapid Growth and How to Avoid Them


Guest post by Richard Lee, Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics with Honey Growth can be very positive for many companies. Growth pays for team outings, free snacks, in-office massages and. Visit site for full story. Best Practices Management Management Practices managing during growth

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SHRM15 Edition

HR Bartender

It’s hard to believe that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference was almost a month ago. How time flies! As always there was plenty to see and do in Las Vegas.

Rising Wages: Time to Know Your Total Cost of Workforce (TCOW)


Frontline employees for companies conducting a substantial amount of work with Facebook are probably “liking” a recent announcement made by the social networking powerhouse.

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.

5 Can't-Miss Podcasts That Will Up Your HR Game

Cornerstone On Demand

You've got a decent commute and a penchant for podcasts. Hence the morning dilemma: Do you download an industry favorite (hello, Bill Kutik ) or seek out the next pop-culture hit like “Serial”? We vouch for a happy medium. While HR podcasts provide meaningful insights, even the most passionate pro needs a break from talent management buzzwords. What's more, a recent study revealed that exposing yourself to ideas from a variety of industries makes you more innovative at work.

5 Tips for More Effective Company Meetings


In Workplace A, meetings are the bane of many an employee’s existence. They consist of wasted time, boring presentations, and some see them as an opportunity to catch up on their personal emails. During this time, employees could be working on something that is actually productive.

WorkHuman Wednesday: Catch Someone Doing Something Good


by Traci Pesch. Image Credit: TiAnna Greene Facebook. Recognize This! – We all have the power to foster positivity through simple acts of praise and appreciation. I’ve just returned from a whirlwind vacation with many wonderful new memories created with my family.

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Leadership in the Crucible of Work (Book Review)


Last week I took a vacation with my family to enjoy the lovely beaches of south Alabama. I was able to squeeze in a little reading, and here are the fruits of that labor.

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.

Don’t Just Tell It, Sell It! Marketing Your Employee Benefits

Something Different

<> This video was timely for me because I’m currently in the midst of a new benefits plan roll-out.

4 Key Skills Employees Need for the Workplace of the Future

The People Equation

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study. All opinions are mine. What are the top skills that the employee of the future needs?

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Recognizing Across Cultures: Scandinavia


Do you know the Law of Jante? Are you schooled on lingonberries and lagom? Do you know how recognition is unique in Scandinavia?

Disengaged Employees and the Risk of Inside Hackers


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Successfully engaging your employees instills a loyalty that can prevent company insiders from leaking private information. It seems we hear about more breaches of companies’ customers’ personal or financial information nearly every month.

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.

A Few Thoughts on Feedback

Something Different

<> …So this evening I read a great article from Ashley Goodall (Deloitte) in Harvard Business Review. She discusses the process of re-designing Deloitte’s performance management process.

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An Accidental Culture Tradition is Born


A few weeks ago, my colleague Jamie cut off a 1/3 to 1/2 of her hair. It was a big change, it looked great, and it was recognized by exactly two people in the office (shout out to Erin and Jeremy!).

VIDEO: Gary Vaynerchuk on the DNA of an Alpha Candidate for Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

Your company wants the best candidates, right? You interview, you interview again, hell - maybe you even have an assessment platform to help you find Mr or Ms Right.

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Gallup: Why Only 15% of Germany’s Workers Are Engaged


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! – 85% of Germany’s workers are not engaged or actively disengaged, costing the EU’s largest economy €275 billion each year.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.