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.

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


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


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?

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.

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.

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


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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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?


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?

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!

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


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…).

The New Science of Stress


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.

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.

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


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.

Offer Your Employees Commuter Benefits – Everyone Saves Money


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


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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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

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


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?

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


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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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.

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


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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How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Kill it at Work Culture


Have you ever wondered what makes great leaders so amazing? It often has to do with their level of emotional intelligence (EI) — which is defined as being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure. As they say in Remember the Titans, ‘ attitude reflects leadership.’

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New Year's Reflections on Job Engagement

ATD Human Capital

This time of year, it’s natural to become reflective—to reflect on the last year and on resolutions you have for the New Year. One of my central messages in presentations is to encourage more reflection on job engagement.

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.