2015

8 Reasons Employee Well-Being Must Be Self-Managing

HR Bartender

One of the things that I took away from this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce is that well-being must be employee centric. Organizations cannot mandate well-being. They do need to create the environment for well-being to thrive, then let employees embrace it. That being said, there are a few specific things organizations should consider when it comes to supporting employee well-being. Well-being and wellness are two different things.

Realizing Our Potential: The Evolution of Cornerstone

Cornerstone On Demand

In 1999, Cornerstone OnDemand started with a few modest start-up trappings: a whiteboard, a shared cordless phone, a meeting room at a Santa Monica bowling alley and a bold idea: We wanted to change the world through online learning. Sixteen years later, that idea has flourished into a multi-billion dollar global technology company with products in use by more than 20 million people in nearly 200 countries. Our company's journey to this point has been marked by significant changes.

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Encourage More Productivity From Your Employees

ClearCompany HRM

Despite how well employees may be performing, sometimes you just need a little bit more out of them. Although you won’t be able to squeeze every last bit of productivity out of them, you can give them a nudge in the right direction. After all, it’s less expensive to keep an employee who has been trained and onboarded than it is to source, recruit, hire and train a new employee to fill gaps when the organizational goals shift and change with new business, economic changes or seasonal spikes.

People Generally See What They Look For and Hear What They Listen For

HRchitect

This past July marked 55 years since the release of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The editorial team at Lippincott warned Author, Harper Lee, that she would probably sell only several thousand copies, however, that could not have been further from the truth. “To To Kill a Mockingbird” covers many themes and touches on many subjects and it is one of the most prolific literary works of our time. This quote in particular says a lot, and by taking a closer look at it, we can learn a lot professionally.

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The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR

Visier

Earlier this month we were fortunate to host an interactive HR Leadership workshop for Visier customers, led by father of modern HR and leading business consultant Dave Ulrich. In this workshop, Ulrich focused on the top questions of the group, the first of which was focused on, “What is blocking HR’s progress?” Here are some key takeaways.

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3 reasons you should let Millennials manage

Achievers

Are you hesitant to put Millennials in managerial roles because of their youth and lack of experience? This hesitancy is certainly understandable. As an experienced professional manager, you’re well aware that years in the industry provide insights that no newcomer can automatically acquire. However, it turns out that your company can still benefit from the unique skills younger staff members can bring to leadership roles.

Millennials Think Your Performance Reviews Suck and Here’s Why

Trinet

A new TriNet survey finds performance reviews negatively impact productivity, morale and talent retention. While formal, once-a-year performance reviews are still common practice in most businesses, Visit site for full story. HR Products TriNet Cloud TriNet Perform

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Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

One of the key ingredients to organizational culture is its stories. At this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce, one of the sessions focused on effective storytelling. The speaker mentioned four principles from Steve Denning that are essential to effective storytelling: Be true. Be positive. Be succinct. Show growth. As I was thinking of these principles, it reminded me of the opportunities we have to engage employees with our storytelling.

Performance Management: How to Stand Out In a Crowd

HR Bartender

I believe that every employee wants to do their best work. And the goal of organizations should be to position employees where they can accomplish this. The question becomes.what’s the best approach? According to Marcus Buckingham , it’s to focus on your strengths. I know, that sounds incredibly simple. But, finding your strengths can be a thought-provoking journey. That’s why TMBC has released a new book, Standout 2.0 and a tool to help individuals find their strengths.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

Servant Leadership: Turning Hierarchy Upside Down

HR Bartender

“To be an excellent leader, you have to be a superb follower.” ” – Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines. If you’re not following Josh Bersin’s writings, you should be. He’s written a couple of posts lately that deserve discussion. The first is on Forbes, and it’s titled “ Culture: Why It’s the Hottest Topic in Business Today ” and it addresses the employee engagement and retention crisis facing organizations.

Competency Models Provide the Roadmap for Career Success – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!). I recently answered a reader question about developing HR competencies. If you missed the post, you can check it out here.

42 Fictional Quotes to Help You Achieve Real Success

Cornerstone On Demand

A calligraphy class was Steve Jobs' muse; he sought to unite the elegance of ancient script with the functionality of a computer interface. When Ingvar Kampard had to remove a new table's legs to fit it into his car, the idea for Ikea was born. While life events like these are a wondrous source of idea ignition, sometimes we just want to relax. After a rigorous day juggling the responsibilities of business and adult life , sprawling out on the couch seems like the only viable option.

Less is More: 4 Reasons Paperless Onboarding is Better

ClearCompany HRM

A new hire’s first day on the job is rarely filled with work. Legal documents and company onboarding take precedence over regular day-to-day work. Quality onboarding is essential to the success of a new hire, so to undervalue this process is faulty on the part of the organization.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

A First-Time Attendee’s First Impressions of HR Tech

HRchitect

Written by: Samantha Colby. Like many of you, I’ve spent the last few days at the office following up on connections made while attending the 18th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition. This year’s conference had over 4,000 attendees and upwards of 340 vendors present in the expo hall. Whether you were a first time attendee like myself, or an 18 year conference veteran, this year’s HR Tech Conference was one for the record books.

Workplace 2025: Five Forces, Six New Roles and a Challenge to HR

Visier

In September 2013, top HR leaders undertook a voluntary and collective effort to envision the HR profession in 2025. They conducted interviews, focus groups, reviews of published findings and drew upon their significant personal experience through CHREATE (The global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise). Their findings included five forces shaping the future of work and organizations, and six necessary roles.

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Do Emotions Belong In The Workplace?

Grovo HR

Knowledge workers care about what they do for a living. They can’t help it. A job in the knowledge economy requires years of education, innate talents, and a lot of an employee’s time. It’s not just button-pushing. Asked to bring their whole selves to the job, modern knowledge workers crave work that engages their whole selves—including their emotions. Problem is, emotionality is still an uncomfortable topic in today’s corporate culture.

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10 Performance Management Tips For the First Time Supervisor

HR Bartender

Contrary to some media headlines, the performance appraisal isn’t dead and it’s not going away anytime soon. Yes, some organizations are announcing their plans to kill the performance review in favor of something else that doesn’t use the words “performance” or “appraisal”. But it will do kinda sorta the same thing. The process of giving employees regular feedback about their performance isn’t going away. Because deep down inside, we want regular feedback about our performance. “No

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Why Hiring Military Veterans Is Good for Business

Trinet

For military personnel, transitioning to civilian life after active duty is challenging. Finding a job tops that list of challenges. The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. Visit site for full story. Talent Acquisition talent acquisition Veteran's Day

Your Company Needs an Engagement Strategy

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at HireRight. They deliver global background checks, drug testing and employment verification services to help companies hire the right candidate. They just released their next generation Applicant Center , the industry’s only background check portal designed to increase recruiting efficiency and decrease time to hire. Enjoy the post!). My new favorite line is “Common sense isn’t always common practice.”

9 Public Speaking Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

HR Bartender

I feel very fortunate that I learned about public speaking early in life. One of my first jobs was being a tour guide at an aquatic marine life theme park who has an Orcinus orca as their mascot. (I’ll I’ll let you guess which one!) While I didn’t realize it at the time, the experience was priceless. After attending a few events lately, I wanted to share a few observations about public speaking. We’ve all heard the old cliché about more people fearing public speaking than death.

The Fine Art of Quitting

HR Bartender

I’ve been to a few conferences lately that have mentioned “grit.” It’s the new term for perseverance. I totally get it and I’m a fan of perseverance. Some of these same events have conveyed that the opposite of perseverance is quitting and therefore, a bad thing. That I don’t agree with. I assume the implication is you shouldn’t quit even when things are really tough. On the surface, I agree that a single day of inconvenience or rough waters doesn’t justify quitting.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

#HRevolution 2015 Location is Set!

UpstartHR

We’re closing in on HRevolution 2015 in beautiful Saint Louis, and we are happy to announce the location for this year’s event. We will be at the Morgan Street Brewery Lodge, a stylish setup and an all-around fun place to visit. Why this place? Well, I’ll have to take you back 2010 to explain. That year we held HRev in Chicago, and we had an amazingly creative location picked out.

William Tincup: 7 Steps to Define Your Personal Brand

Cornerstone On Demand

HR leaders spend a lot of time thinking about how to support and enrich other people's careers. But it's also important to turn the lens on ourselves, making sure we're fully present and fulfilled at work. To wit, we asked William Tincup, principal analyst at Key Interval Research , for his advice on polishing up your personal brand: Would you hire yourself? Don't answer just yet. Just for a moment, think of yourself as a product. What are your features, benefits and attributes?

3-Steps for Hiring Managers with Emotional Intelligence

ClearCompany HRM

As more studies reveal the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace, companies are beginning to take notice, and the myth of IQ leading the way is coming undone. For example, 58% of job performance is based on a person’s EQ, and 70% of the time, those with mid-level IQ outperform those with the highest IQs. Hiring Workplace Cultural Fit

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5 Ways to Reduce Costs using a WFM solution

HRchitect

Written by: Erica Niesse. The world of Workforce Management helps companies save money and mitigate risk. Time and Attendance rules and regulations are always changing, which makes it a challenge for businesses to manage on an everyday basis. Here are five ways that a Workforce Management (WFM) solution can help you save time, money and be compliant. Complying with Federal and State Laws.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.