Sat.Jan 02, 2016 - Fri.Jan 08, 2016

Give Employees the Option of Donating Vacation Time

HR Bartender

During this past holiday season, I spoke with several colleagues who were being “forced” to take their vacation time. You know how this works. Year-end is approaching. The finance department does not want a huge vacation accrual on the books. The policy says “use it or lose it.”

Candidates, Picking the Right Ones, Positivity & You

ClearCompany HRM

We’ve all seen those competition based television shows. right ? Shows like American Idol, Dancing With the Stars and, MTV’s Making the Band.

Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls

Visier

One fascinating source of information that the BLS publishes is known as JOLTS , or Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. There is a goldmine of information contained within that gives us insight ranging from the state of the economy to how hard it will likely be to make that next critical hire.

Stakeholder Management Essentials

HRchitect

Written by: Scott McGrail. Every project requires that there be a high level of understanding present regarding stakeholders. Seems simple enough; who sponsored the project? Who is on the project team?

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.

Skills Gap Negatively Impacting Business [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

According to the latest white paper from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Public Policy Council, organizations are turning down business because they don’t have qualified people to do the work.

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5 Things All Employers Must Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Trinet

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lays the foundation for what responsibilities employers have to disabled applicants and employees in the workplace. Complying with certain aspects of the. Visit site for full story. Legal News & Compliance

Deep Thoughts Shallow Brains

What is Paul Thinking

Is it just me or have we seen a huge uptick in pithy sayings set top of beautifully photographed scenes? Like you, I read them and nod my head in agreement. In the past these visual soundbites (or do we call them site bites?)

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Delegating Will Not Make You Dispensable – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I think today’s reader note addresses a very common management issue – delegating. Hi Sharlyn. I’m an HR representative dealing with my first ever firing of a high level manager. My CEO believes we need to replace this manager but I don’t believe we do.

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Employee Engagement Mythbusters

Decision-Wise

With more organizations becoming aware of the importance of engagement , the media coverage of the topic has become widespread and more scholarly. This, however, can be a double-edged sword. In a September 3, 2011, opinion piece in the New York Times titled “Do Happy People Work Harder?” Harvard professor Teresa Amabile and researcher Steven Kramer shared some of the results from a project in which they collected more than twelve thousand diary entries from 238 employees at seven companies.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Happy New Year from the Federal Government! The ACA Reporting Deadlines Have Been Extended!

Trinet

This post is part of the TriNet ongoing series about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on small business. Midsize companies can start 2016 with some welcome news from the government! The IRS. Visit site for full story. Affordable Care Act ACA

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St. Louis Rams – Doing Football Like You Do Employee Engagement

What is Paul Thinking

Looks like I’m going to try and channel my inner Steve Boese or my inner Kris Dunn and try to draw some connection between what’s going on in sports and what’s going on in the business world. First some backstory (not that you need it…).

6 Things I Learned Wearing an Apple Watch

HR Bartender

After close to a year of vacillating about it, I finally have an Apple watch. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I needed it and I’m still not sure it’s a “must-have” accessory. But I can say it’s easy to wear and the data I’m starting to see from it is starting to make it more valuable every day.

Do Your Employees Grow or Go?

Decision-Wise

Lack of opportunity for personal growth or career development is the number-one reason that employees leave a company. So what’s it like in your organization? Do your employees grow or go?

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.

The New Science of Stress

WorkHuman

Stress gets a bad rap. It’s been called the silent killer. We often look for quick, easy tips for reducing stress in our lives. We worry about loved ones who experience too much stress. But just as change is constant, so is stress.

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4 Drivers That Can Improve Productivity In The Workplace

nettime solutions

Productive workplace practices focus on performance and the improvement of that performance. Aligning your employees with that concept can help reinforce the significance of key productivity drivers.

HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

UrbanBound HR

We’re back with this week’s top HR tech and relocation news! Technology Relocation HR

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Leaders Who Micro-Manage are Over-Functioning

The People Equation

Nobody likes to be micro-managed. Yet nearly all of us have felt the intense pressure of a manager who was too involved in the minutiae of our daily work lives. There are many reasons why leaders micro-manage.

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.

Offer Your Employees Commuter Benefits – Everyone Saves Money

Justworks

It’s important to know the difference between a perk and a benefit. Want to learn more about both? Download our free guide here. Saving money is really important for a startup. Every dollar counts, especially with there being a Series A crunch going on.

In 2016, Let’s Make Work Culture Great

CultureIQ

It’s the first work day of the new year, so together, let’s resolve to make work culture even better in 2016. Here are a few tenets to keep in mind along the way: Work smarter, not harder. These days there are many tools available to capitalize on efficiency. Talent leaders no longer have to be mind readers to learn what their employees think about the workplace. The best way to gain insight on where your employees stand is by going straight to the horse’s mouth.

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Rewards and Risks of Developing High-Potential Employees: Q&A With Lisa Downs

ATD Human Capital

In this Q&A Podcast I speak with Lisa Downs, owner of DevelopmentWise Consulting in Redmond, Washington, which specializes in leadership coaching and consulting.

Compensation Cafe: Time to Press Pause

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! — Pressing pause gives employees time to reflect on their own work and the work of everyone around them. Social recognition brings power and frequency to those pauses. A new year, a new chance to buckle down, focus on priorities and get to work – right?

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.

Black Monday and Performance: NFL/Sales Organization Version.

The HR Capitalist

In the National Football League, "Black Monday" is the Monday following the final weekend of the regular season, and the day of choice for NFL teams to fire underperforming coaches and GMs.

How Accenture Eliminated Annual Performance Reviews

Reflektive

As one of the largest global organizations that employs thousands upon thousands of employees, Accenture has a tough challenge: it’s essential to have an effective performance evaluation system in place, but it’s also tremendously challenging to make any changes or updates once a system is in place.

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What Do You Know About the Hourly Workforce?

China Gorman

Here’s an eye opener: “As of 2014, hourly workers make up 56.7 percent of the United States workforce. Think about that for a moment. More than half of all people working the U.S. make an hourly wage. That’s 77.2 million workers aged 16 and up.

Top 11 Causes of Winter Blues at the Office

Justworks

With the new year upon us, make sure your company is doing it all it can to keep its employees happy by ensuring morale is high. SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder) can be the strongest in January and February when days tend to be shorter and colder.

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Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.