Sat.Apr 19, 2014 - Fri.Apr 25, 2014

Rethink Employee Engagement -- Already?


Employee engagement continues to be a hot-button issue for employers and HR professionals worldwide. Some of the questions swirling around this issue include: How, exactly, should we define employee engagement? Does engagement really drive productivity?

Thinking About Thinking

Future of Work

I spent last week mingling with 1200 or so professional colleagues at IFMA’s Facility Fusion conference at National Harbor, Maryland, on the Potomac River just south of Washington, DC. This year’s theme was “Are you prepared for the future of the workplace?”

How to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy Through Candidate Sourcing Data


Monday, April 21, 2014 :00am. How to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy Through Candidate Sourcing Data By Kevin Grossman. The talent sourcing process is no longer limited to posting jobs in the newspaper and hoping the right candidates respond.

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On 50% Off Candy and the Long-Term Unemployed

True Faith HR

Monday was one of my favorite days of the year. Along with the day after Halloween and the day after Valentine''s Day, the day after Easter is truly worthy of celebration.with 50% off candy at Walgreens (Target is usually only 30% off). Is there anything particularly wrong with the candy?

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.

Think Outside Your Cubicle

The Bamboo Project Blog

Baratunde Thurston has a fantastic video on how we need to think differently about our careers. We have to move beyond thinking about specific jobs or the skill sets we use at Company/Organization A and think of ourselves much more broadly than we do.

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How to Learn to Receive Feedback Well

45 Things

This morning your mirror confirmed that yes, indeed, you do look fat in those pants. Your new puppy let you know that your house-training efforts are not working. Then you got to work and your boss had edited your report so heavily the only original thing was your name and the date.

Making a Flexible Work Arrangement Work for Your Company


You’ve likely noticed that flexible-work options are trending among top employers. But did you realize lawmakers have made requesting flexible work arrangements employees’ legal right in some states? As of Jan. 1, 2014, employees in Vermont and the city of San Francisco now have that right. The new San Francisco law – called the Family Friendly Workplace ordinance – lets employees with caregiving responsibilities request flexible or predictable work schedules.

Introducing The World’s Most Beautiful Work Calendar


NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 –Namely, the end-to-end human capital management platform, has unveiled its latest feature: an integrated work calendar.

Great Managers are your Secret Weapon


You wouldn’t call someone handy if they only knew how to fix one thing. When you hire a handyman, you expect the service provider to be able to fix the loose railing and the leaky kitchen tap, replace the light fixture, and maybe also give you some advice on how to make your computer run faster.

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.

6 Lessons for a First Time Manager


These six tips can help you quickly transition to a great manager of a high velocity team. Congratulations, you’re a manager! Your performance, hard work, and commitment made you great at your job, but now your job is managing a team.

The Greatest Hazard


"To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss, To love is to risk not being loved in return.

Time Management in the Future


A while back, I wrote about what time management looked like a hundred years ago. The military’s need to be able to coordinate its numerous activities, for example, spurred the development of a reliable sturdy wristwatch to replace the cumbersome and delicate pocket watch, and industry’s need to reduce how long it took to make widgets and other commodities led Mr. Ford to adapt the moving assembly line, whose widespread repercussions included the development of the middle class.

Can Caffeine Increase My Exercise Performance?

Revolutionary Wellness

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world. People have used it for both its good and bad effects. In the fitness world, this has been far more popular as of the past 10 years. Pre-workout supplements have taken the supplement world by storm ever since the introduction of NO EXPLODE.

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.

Grading Today’s Recruiters

Cielo HR Leader

Recruiting is an integral profession. Strategic recruiters scour the talent landscape, tracking down and engaging professionals at all levels—from C-level executives to part-time, hourly workers—and across all industries.

Guest Post! "Measuring Leadership Accountability"


Today''s fantastic guest post comes from William Gould, a #HealthcareHR executive who lives the No Excuses philosophy!

Gathering Workspace Utilization Data

Asure Software

By Mike Kinney, Vice President Sales Mike Kinney, is back with another post for the Asure Software Executive Series on the blog. In this installment Mike takes a look at the metrics used to measure how workspace is used along with the tools used to measure them.

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Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

45 Things

You’re never late for meetings. You also chip in for every co-worker’s birthday or baby shower that comes along. That’s why you consider yourself a good colleague – certainly not like that annoying person in the cubicle next to you. But what you may not realize is that you are indeed that person.

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.

Four Manager Problems that Aren’t Their Fault and How to Solve Them


Managers are often blamed for things that aren’t their fault. In fact, over 50 percent of middle managers are perceived as not being able to drive business success by their superiors. But, when we take a closer look, it’s obvious that many of the managers’ shortcomings aren’t their fault and can be improved with better resources and training. Here are four deficiencies managers are often blamed for: 1. Lack of Coaching Skills.

Wall of Shields


When Vikings were in battle and felt threatened they would stand together and raise their shields forming a defensive wall. The wall helped shut down further attacks and provided a measure of protection.

PeopleDoc to Sponsor HR Maine & Strategic HR New England Conferences


PeopleDoc to sponsor two popular Northeast events for the HR community. Press Releases

Pharmageddon: Talent Challenges Facing the Pharma Sector

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Grant Weinberg, MCIPD Director of International Talent Acquisition, Gilead Science. The life sciences sector is under pressure all round - from increasing competition in the emerging world, healthcare reforms, rising customer expectations, cost constraints and the on-going challenge of successfully bringing new drugs to market.

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.

Volunteering, Job Interviews, and Cat Videos. Oh My!


What advice would you give yourself if you could travel back in time to when you were preparing for your first “real” job interview

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Heartbleed and Its Impact on the Background Screening Industry


In the past month, we have heard a great deal about the Heartbleed chaos. We’ve been flooded with information explaining what Heartbleed actually is and outlining how to stay safe. As time goes on, it is clear that we are far from out of the woods and, indeed, it may be around for some time to come. Aurico’s technology team took immediate action to address whether Heartbleed existed in our infrastructure. We’re glad to report that our systems are not impacted in any way.

12 Simple Yes/No Questions to Ask Before Sending Out Your Survey


Surveys are a powerful way to gain insights from customers and employees - check out these 12 tips to get the best results

Strategically Impacting Global Business Performance

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Tariq Ahmed, International Engagement & Communications Director, RSA. There seems to be a growing acceptance in the HR community that a genuinely effective people strategy can only be delivered if there is complete buy-in from the business itself. But getting this almost always means demonstrating how the management of talent can have a direct and measurable impact on business performance.

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.