Sat.Jan 10, 2015 - Fri.Jan 16, 2015

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Asking for money is a very difficult thing. Especially when we’re asking for ourselves (versus asking for one of our employees). I’m always more comfortable presenting the case to give a member of my team a pay increase. But me? Fuhgeddaboudit. Learning the art of salary negotiation is important.

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Climbing the Dawn Wall: 3 Lessons on Pursuing Organizational Goals

ClearCompany HRM

This week, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made history when they completed the first successful free ascent of. the hardest climb in the world , the Dawn Wall route in Yosemite.

Why Matching Millennials with Boomers Might Save Tomorrow's Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Retirement, once the end goal for workers, has a different meaning today. People want to keep working — both because they can and because they need financial security through increasingly longer lifespans.

Social Capital: What It Is & Why Your Employees Need It


Would it surprise you if I told you your company will fail without social networking? It’s absolutely true though. It will. Of course, when I am talking about social networking I’m not referring to Facebook or LinkedIn. I’m talking about interpersonal connections and relationships.

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.

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. Examples are the Ultimate Software Connections Conference , KronosWorks Conference , and the SilkRoad Connections Conference.

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6 Crazy Interview Questions CEOs Swear By

Cornerstone On Demand

Google has gained a reputation for asking open-ended, seemingly nonsensical interview questions ( “How many cows are in Canada?” ” ) that have no correct answer. They want to watch a candidate work his or her way through a problem.

Gamification in HR – Should You Try It?


Gamification is a rising trend in the human resources space. After a Gallup study revealed that 70% of American workers are disengaged at work , everyone is looking for innovative ways to get that number down. Gamification in HR is one of the techniques leaders are exploring.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning LinkedIn

HR Bartender

Last week, I shared with you my plan to develop 5-Day Learning Plans for the most popular social media sites. The idea being that you can use these to gain practical experience that will help in your profession. The first one was about using Twitter. Today, let’s talk about LinkedIn.

Top 3 Compensation Considerations for Employers

ClearCompany HRM

Payroll is commonly the highest business expense, and compensation is far from being a cut and dry number. There are so many factors that go into calculating the actual cost of each and every employee. So, that $30,000 salary might be more in the realm of $44,000+ in total costs to the organization.

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.

How Mobile is Revolutionizing Recruiting: Q&A with Alan Lepofsky

Cornerstone On Demand

The mobile revolution has already started to transform the way we get things done at work, but how is it changing the way people get hired in the first place?

How to Pass the SPHR Exam the First Time


If the title doesn’t give it away, I don’t know what will. Last week I took, and passed, the SPHR exam. Today I’m going to talk about the actual testing process and offer some guidance for those taking the exam in the next few weeks.

Planning For the Unexpected – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes to you from our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud.

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How to Manage Depression in the Workplace

ClearCompany HRM

Across the U.S., depression is costing employers billions. $44 44 billion, in fact, according to a survey by the Employers Health Coalition. That’s a large chunk of change, and it’s not coming back unless employers start to do something about it.

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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.

Woo Them With Wins: A Lesson in Hiring from Ohio State Football

Cornerstone On Demand

Winning teams are magnets for talent. Going back to the days of Woody Hayes, The Ohio State University has attracted the most promising high school football athletes that every university wants.

360 Feedback: All About the Conversations That Follow

All Things Workplace

Finding out "how we''re doing" is an important part of life, on and off the job. 360 degree feedback tools can be especially helpful when you want to know how you are doing in relation to your boss, your direct reports, and peers in the organization. I like 360''s because they: 1.

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How to Pass the SPHR Exam the First Time


AKA how to pass the SPHR exam and keep your sanity. If the title doesn’t give it away, I don’t know what will. Recently I took, and passed, the SPHR exam.

Reinvigorate Your Leadership Goals with 60 x 6

The People Equation

Did your New Year’s resolutions include being a better leader? Perhaps not exactly, but if you’re like the many people who want to “get more organized”—it’s the #2 resolution according to research by University of Scranton—then there are opportunities to up your leadership game.

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.

Weekly Must Reads: Are Your Employees Filthy Pirates?

Cornerstone On Demand

The top stories HR pros need to know this week. A slovenly office is a workplace "don't." " But, as Wired Editor in Chief Scott Dadich learned this week, over-the-top all-staff memos addressing the problem can be equally problematic.

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Who Should You Recognize at Work?


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! Every employee should be contributing to your success. All are deserving of recognition. I love my job. Every day, I get to help people find ways to make their work environments and culture more appreciative, grateful and purpose-driven. That’s powerful stuff.

Better HR Communication for a Better 2015


Early every year, the President of the United States makes an address to the nation. The purpose of the annual “State of the Union ” address is to give an account of the year’s events and discuss the priorities of the coming months. If communicated properly, this is an opportunity to reach a larger audience, share major goals, and get buy-in from the constituency. So why don’t we give it a shot?

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49 Ways to Make HR Better

The People Equation

The ever-positive Steve Browne, who blogs at Everyday People, is hosting the week’s Carnival of HR. Steve, whose day job is VP of HR for a restaurant chain, asked bloggers to contribute their advice for “how to make HR better.”

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.

What If Employees Could Say "Leave Me Alone" Related to Professional Development?

The HR Capitalist

Let''s face it, any time we talk about professional development, we talk in broad terms. Everyone needs to be developed. We''re building a shining city on the hill here, people. But you and I both know that not everyone wants to be a rock star.

Why Aren’t We Developing More Global Leaders?

China Gorman

The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) recently released its 5 th iteration of their GLD (Global Leadership Development) study.

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Turbocharge Your HR Impact in 2015: Follow These 5 Clear Cut Steps


When I think of HR’s role in 2015, the turbocharger comes to mind. As defined on this How Stuff Works site, turbochargers “increase the power of an engine while surviving extreme operating conditions.”.

BS That Works – New Video Series

The People Equation

A few years ago, I read the book Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. It remains one of my favorite business books of the last decade. The authors are part of a consulting firm called Vital Smarts and I’m subscribed to their newsletter.

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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.