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?”

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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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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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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 Impact of IMPACT

Bersin with Deloitte

With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as […]. Talent Acquisition Strategy

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

Guest Post! "Measuring Leadership Accountability"


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.