Sat.Sep 05, 2015 - Fri.Sep 11, 2015

The 9/11 Good Deed Challenge

HR Bartender

Today is Patriot Day in the United States. It is observed as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of the 2,977 individuals killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

How to Create a Professional Development Program on Zero Budget

ClearCompany HRM

Professional development is tough when your team has the drive to improve their skills but the organization doesn’t have the funding to back the desire for growth.

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How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

Cornerstone On Demand

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you're an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). So, it's a really, really important document.

7 Powerful Tips For Effectively Training And Developing Millennial Employees

Grovo HR

Which side of the millennial fence are you on? Do you consider them spoiled trophy kids whose job-hopping tendencies make them poor candidates for long-term development? Or tech-savvy, civic-minded individuals capable of making lasting contributions to your organization with the right support?

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.

How to Debrief a Meeting Regardless Of the Topic

HR Bartender

I don’t know any time when you could become obsolete or irrelevant quicker than today. The world is moving faster than ever. New technologies are changing the way we work and live our lives. We have to stay current with trends and be willing to change regularly.

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Why the "Network Effect" is the Secret Formula to Your Association's Success

Cornerstone On Demand

How many members are in your association? For years, this question has been the guide to determining the value of an association, and members have been satisfied with the privilege of "belonging to the club."

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Five Awesome Recruitment Metrics for Tech Innovation Success (How to Link Workforce Metrics With Business Outcomes, Part One)


The first in a four-part series on linking workforce metrics to business outcomes, this post looks at five indispensable recruitment optimization measures that will help you move the needle on tech innovation — without breaking the bank.

The Top 3 Mistakes Consultants Make

HR Bartender

I received a question from an HR pro via the SHRM Connect site. They are considering going out on their own and wanted to know about the biggest mistakes consultants make. Some days, it’s hard to believe I’ve been consulting for almost 13 years.

Infographic Thursday: The Business Case For Recognition

Something Different

Check out the below infographic from O.C. Tanner laying out the business case for recognition. Be it increased tenure, engagement, or productivity, the value proposition here is clear. As always, if you like this infographic then be sure to follow its author on Twitter here.

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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.

4 Government Agencies Taking a Page from Startups

Cornerstone On Demand

Startups are known for giving the power to the people by encouraging their employees to think big and act on their ideas. The government? Not so much. In fact, employee engagement in government is at a four-year low of 56.9 percent , according to Best Places to Work data.

Leaving Behind, Moving On


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – Too many good employees leave out of boredom. Identifying areas of interest for new career paths can keep top employees engaged and on board.

Labor Day 2015

HR Bartender

Tomorrow is the Labor Day holiday in the United States. There appear to be lots of stories about how Labor Day started (you can check them out here and here.) Bottom line, Labor Day is to celebrate the American worker. While the U.S. job market is improving – the unemployment rate fell to 5.1

The Week in HR (9.11.2015)

Something Different

<> It’s Friday, so I wanted to share some of the best articles I’ve read this week.

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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.

TED Talk Tuesday: Robots Will Take Our Jobs, Then What?

Cornerstone On Demand

This part is part of our monthly "TED Talk Tuesday" series, spotlighting can't-miss TED Talks and their key takeaways. You can learn more about our partnership with TED here.

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5 Ways To Make Yourself a Target Via Your Hiring Decisions.

The HR Capitalist

In every organization, there's an ebb and flow. How things get done, what the norms are and what's acceptable related to the way you communicate to the rest of the organization. I've always been interested in how hiring decisions send messages to the rest of the organization.

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Innovation Judo (Book Review)


I’ve been reading like crazy lately and have had trouble keeping up with my reviews. Usually it’s even worse: I have no time to read all the books and they just pile up around me.

Trends in Global Benefits and Total Remuneration (Video)

Something Different

<> Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr.

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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.

The EEO-1 Reporting Deadline is Just a Few Weeks Away: Here is What You Need to Do to Stay Compliant with the EEOC


This article is the final installment in a three-part series on the EEO-1 Report and EEOC Compliance The key to filing a timely and accurate report is educating yourself on Equal Employment. Visit site for full story. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO-1 Report EEOC Compliance

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The Competitive Advantage of Love

ATD Human Capital

Michael Lee Stallard outlines several compelling reasons outstanding leaders such as Kip Tindell, Herb Kelleher, and Willie Moore are spot on when it comes to seeing the difference love can make in the workplace. Click here to read full version


THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Linda Aldred, SVP of HR at Texas Children's Hospital.

The HR Capitalist

Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding.

A Few Thoughts on Socializing Expectations Around Feedback

Something Different

…Okay, so this evening I read a great piece from Josh Bersin on LinkedIn entitled Employee Feedback is the Killer App: A New Market Emerges. It’s probably the best piece I have read about employee engagement and feedback in, well, ever. I highly recommend checking it out here.

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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.

Staying Compliant: Questions To Avoid When Conducting An Interview


Believe it or not, your responsibility to stay compliant begins before you’ve even hired someone. The interviewing process is often ground zero for employment law violations. Inappropriate interview questions can run afoul of discrimination laws, potentially resulting in a lawsuit.

Bringing the Concept of Family Dinner to Your Office


– Guest post by Kara McCartney of ZeroCater. We live in an always–on culture. We check our e-mail before falling asleep at night, only to wake up the next morning and scroll through our inbox once again. We’re so connected to our tablets and smartphones that “ Phantom Vibration Syndrome ” is now listed in Wikipedia. Before I worked at ZeroCater , I had no concept of a lunch hour. At my first job out of college, I worked for an investment consulting firm outside the D.C. metro area.

Cut the B.S. and Evaluate The "Fit" of Potential Hires With Just 2 Questions.

The HR Capitalist

We're doing a Cultural/Motivational Fit Month over at my company - Kinetix. Re-running this post today here since it fits that theme.

Building a Leadership Identity Starts with a Personal Brand

ATD Human Capital

Amy Franko addresses the questions: What is leadership identity? What does it mean to your leadership path and career? What’s more, she starts to examine the five building blocks to developing your leadership identity. Click here to read full version


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.