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?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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.

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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Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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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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


Trends in Global Benefits and Total Remuneration (Video)

Something Different

<> Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr.

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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


Do You Miss Us Yet?


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This!—Alumni Alumni employees are increasingly appearing in candidate pools. Reminding them of the recognition they received for their contributions to meaningful work is powerful to recruit them back into the fold.

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Every Star Player Isn’t Necessarily Senior Leadership Material

The People Equation

Do you have top performers that are ready for promotion? Before you offer more responsibility, determine if your star players are “high potential” or “high professional.” ” This distinction is important because you want to offer the challenge to people who are both able and willing to step into a larger role. How to tell the difference? I highlight three areas to focus on in this month’s Smartblog on Leadership post, Is your star player ready for a promotion?

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.