2018

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The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

Visier - Talent Acquisition

“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it. It goes without saying that great HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and control a significant portion of a company’s expenses.

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Working Remotely: Ideal Work Environment Or Threat To Culture And Employee Productivity?

15Five

The traditional office landscape is changing and has been for quite some time, but the degree to which it should be shifting is subject to debate. Many employees consider their local coffee shop to be the ideal work environment, while traditional company leaders consider remote work to be a threat to their ability to manage employees. Perhaps Gallup CEO Jim Clifton said it best in the 2017 State of the American Workforce Report : “The very practice of management no longer works.”.

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Employee Engagement Roadmap: It Is Not Too Late to Create Yours for 2018!

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Workify , an all-in-one employee engagement platform that makes it easy for companies to understand and take action on what’s motivating and demotivating employees throughout the employee experience. Enjoy!). Over the course of last year, we talked a lot about employee engagement.

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The Future of Work and How to Improve Job Satisfaction

Cornerstone On Demand

We spend an average of 90,000 hours of our lives at work. But according to psychologist, bestselling author and host of the WorkLife podcast Adam Grant, too many of those hours are unhappy ones. From managers who don't provide feedback in a productive way to the growing fears around robots taking our jobs, there are many reasons why we find ourselves feeling frustrated at work. But it doesn't have to be this way.

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The Informed Rewards Leader: Driving Adoption and Evaluating Your Benefits Structure

Speaker: Gretchen Jorbin - Director of Total Rewards at Human Interest

Join total rewards expert Gretchen Jorbin for an insightful discussion on how to help your organization and its employees make the best benefits decisions.

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What HR Leaders Need to Know About The Growth Divide

Reflektive

Innovation, productivity, and sustainable growth are a handful of typical priorities for HR leaders and executive teams. So why is there a huge disconnect between what employers and employees believe is necessary to support these priorities? Results from the new Growth Divide Study , based on two surveys of 500 U.S. HR and cross-functional executives with a title of VP/equivalent or higher who are decision-makers on company operations and 2,000 U.S.

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HR Future-Proofing vs. Firefighting: 5 Strategic Workforce Planning Tips

Visier

HR leaders are often perceived by line managers and senior executives to deliver the most value when they are firefighting (a.k.a. dowsing “talent fires”). Quick HR fixes, like filling a vacancy with a pricey new hire or instantly meeting demands for pay raises, may lead to near-term wins. But costly ad hoc solutions can have a negative long-term impact if they are applied to roles that end up being less valuable to the business.

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Is Time Theft Costing Your Company Money?

nettime solutions

Chances are, business owners do not want to consider that time theft is happening at their companies. After all, doing so means they have to consider the fact that their own employees are “stealing” time, which, for many companies, is as important a commodity as any other. As it turns out, the vast majority of companies—as many as 75%—are having time “stolen” from under their noses. This is according to an American Payroll Association (APA) study cited here.

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Words of Advice from 7 HR Thought Leaders

Achievers

We have some stellar thinkers in the HR field today, so we decided to present a sampling of their pithy advice. Each of the people profiled below have their own unique take on managing your human capital, and you may even find a favorite or two whom you want to follow. You can’t prevent attrition if your organization doesn’t attend to employee experience.”. Meghan M. Biro is the founder and CEO of TalentCulture and an in-demand HR analyst.

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3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

HR Hardball

On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “ Win-Win@Work ” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find yourself leading a team that has hit its collective stride. It’s a magical place, a place where the beer flows like wine, and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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How Does AlliedUniversal Hire 90,000 Workers a Year? Referrals and PURPOSE [Podcast]

UpstartHR

How many people did your firm hire last year? 1,000? While it’s not a contest, there are lessons to be learned from organizations that hire more people, because they have the process down to a science. Today we’re going to hear from the head of hiring operations at AlliedUniversal, one of the largest security firms in the world. AlliedUniversal hires more than 90,000 workers per year and has some great lessons we can all learn from, such as hiring with purpose.

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How Nonprofits Can Stay Competitive in the Hiring Market

Hppy

Business is booming in the nonprofit sector. Charitable donations rose after the most recent Presidential election, and 51% of nonprofits expected to increase their staffing last year. While that’s all good news, it’s not the full story. Finding the right people for these roles is often difficult for nonprofits. Also read: Mentoring and Hiring the Right People.

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6 Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Celarity

Staffing agencies have proven their worth. With almost $90 billion in annual revenue, the staffing industry employs about 3 million workers daily. These companies play an important role in meeting the growing demand for skilled, qualified employees in the U.S. Thinking about using a staffing service? Here Are 6 Advantages of Using a Staffing Company.

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Staffing and Scheduling Are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Years ago, I worked on a consulting project for a company that was facing customer service challenges. They were convinced the problem was training. So, they brought in a group of consultants to help them determine their training needs. Ends up, their challenge wasn’t training. At least not entirely. The issue was staffing and scheduling. That’s why I wanted to share with you this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. Yes, it’s important to be staffing right with the best talent.

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Guide: Your Talent Acquisition Roadmap for 2023

Updated with the latest labor market data for 2023, our popular annual roadmap offers a look at this new era of recovery recruiting. In it, we explore the seasonal cycles of TA and offer strategies to ensure competitive victory in hiring year-round.

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Take it From a Futurist: How Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Will Change HR Practices

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: We would never dream of trying to predict the future—that's why we left it up to the futurists. In this series , we interview experts in HR, recruiting and the future of work to get their take on what's next. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain—these emerging technologies are shaking up industries across the board, but many HR professionals are still wary about applying them to the work they do, says HR digital transformation strategist Sherryanne Meyer.

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3 Things CEOs Need from HR Leadership

Reflektive

“Our company’s most important asset is its people” — CEOs have been saying it for decades. But this sentiment isn’t always reflected in company priorities. Now, as job seekers are getting more discerning and top talent is harder to recruit and retain, CEOs are refocusing on the importance of their people — and looking to HR leadership to help make sure they’re doing it right.

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Find More Time by Giving Some Away

CONCERN: EAP

From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library “Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James DurstHave you ever thought about volunteering? There is always a need for service and more helping hands. Volunteering offers vital help to worthwhile causes, the community, and to people in need. And not only is it a great way to help others, but it’s also a good way to help yourself.

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Build vs. Rent: Don’t Crash on the Do-It-Yourself Iceberg for People Analytics

Visier

“Build vs. Rent” is a common dichotomy in technology buying, but what does it mean when applied to people analytics? What should you be aware of before committing to one path or the other? The race to adopt people analytics is heating up: according to the Bersin by Deloitte HR Technology Disruptions for 2018 report , “people analytics is now a must-have discipline within HR and business.”.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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Convert to a Point System – a Simple and Effective Employee Productivity Tool

nettime solutions

Many of today’s companies recognize that their employees are the key to their success. Whether their people help drive innovation, create great customer experiences, or follow through on efficiencies, engaged and productive workers typically lead to a successful business. Right now, retaining employees is a hot topic. The Right Point System is a Reward. In today’s job market, workers and job seekers can afford to be a little more selective about where, when, and how they work than in the past.

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4 Ways to Boost Workplace Productivity (And Workplace Happiness) Through Better Communication

Achievers

Between group texts and always-on social media networks, your employees already consider screens and keyboards as vital means to ongoing conversations outside of the workplace. And your company likely uses social channels to build brand awareness, target users with focused messages, handle customer service conversations and more. Now, increasing evidence shows that better communication and using social tools within the workplace can foster increased connection and productivity.

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Service-Design Thinking: Product + Service = Success — #12DaysofHCM

Ultimate Software

I’m a big fan of technology. In fact, I’ve dedicated my entire career to developing and optimizing industry-leading technology tools. But the truth is, first-class solutions themselves are not enough when it comes to HR technology — there’s another aspect that people too often neglect, and that deciding factor is service. The best solutions are a thoughtful blend of both products and services, which is why, at Ultimate Software, we’ve always differentiated ourselves by excelling at both.

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How to Legally Avoid Paying Overtime Wages [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

I’m trying out a new Q&A format for some questions I’ve received in the last few weeks. Let me know what you think in the comments or by emaiing me your own question to ben@upstarthr.com. Last week I got a question in the mailbag that was short and to the point. How can we avoid paying overtime to employees? My answer was short and sweet: I’m pretty sure that there is a point to making overtime wages a required thing, and it’s to avoid questions like this.

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What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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The Affordable Care Act, and Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore It [UPDATE]

ACA Times

5 minute read: It’s always interesting to look back and see how the contours of a law changes in time. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no exception. I wrote a five-part series about the ACA for “Construction Business Owners Magazine” in 2015. I found it interesting to revisit these articles. I share this first article in that series, with some updates, to provide some perspective on the ACA for those of you who are involved with ACA compliance.

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3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

HR Hardball

On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “ Win-Win@Work ” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find yourself leading a team that has hit its collective stride. It’s a magical place, a place where the beer flows like wine, and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

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3 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from my new book, “ The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent “ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Enjoy!). Organizations with a candidate experience strategy in place realize the work isn’t over. You’ll want to regularly audit your process to ensure it’s working the way you intended.

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Recruiters Need to Drive Talent Acquisition Into the Future—Here's How Data Can Help

Cornerstone On Demand

Recruiters: When was the last time you stopped and thought about why you do something the way you do? Often, you don't usually pause to think about the "why" because talent acquisition is often viewed as an administrative function. The status quo is to keep the gears turning—candidates come in and you make hires.

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The AI Conundrum: How HR Can Prepare for the Storm of Change

Speaker: Kate Bischoff - CEO and Founder of k8bisch LLC (formerly tHRive Law & Consulting)

In this webinar, Kate Bischoff, a leading expert in HR technology and law, will address the changing future of AI in HR.