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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.

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.

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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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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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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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.

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The (New) Definition of Employee Engagement

Grovo HR

Employee engagement has been one of the most talked-about topics in human capital management for twenty-five years. And yet, despite the attention of professionals from every area of the business world—or maybe because of it—the term itself has never gained a universal definition. There’s no reason it couldn’t, though.

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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#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.

4 TED Talks That Make You Rethink Leadership (and Why You Should)

CultureIQ

A strong company culture stems from its leaders. But, in a landscape where the workplace is taking on new shapes, team structures are being redefined, and technology is commanding us to reevaluate responsibilities, what does “being a leader” mean these days? In the face of all of these important shifts, one thing is for sure– it’s time to rethink our traditional ideas of leadership and what it means in the workplace.

How to Hire More With Less: Build a Healthy Talent Pipeline on a Budget

It’s more important than ever for companies to find ways to reduce both the cost and the time to hire. As you start to rebuild your teams and grow your business, it is crucial to establish strategies for hiring top tech and sales talent with less money, regardless of whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise.

5 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

DATIS

Employee engagement isn’t just about employees being happy and content at work, it’s about employees being committed and excited to contribute ideas, thoughts, and products to lead an organization to its overall goal. Imagine having an entire workforce that came in eager to work every day. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Employee engagement is suffering. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.

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.

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.

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.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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.

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.

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.

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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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

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

7 Reasons to Marry an #HR Pro

UpstartHR

As I looked at my wonderful wife this week and think about our upcoming anniversary (8 years in June), I wondered about the spouses of other HR professionals around the world. Me and the love of my life–Diet Dew. Oh, and Melanie is there, too. Do all of them realize how lucky they are to have married someone working in human resources? :-) With that in mind, here are seven reasons to marry an HR pro. I’d love for you to add your own to the list!

7 Tips for Using Trust to Keep You and Your Employees Happy

CultureIQ

If you’re a manager or human resources specialist, you know a strong workplace requires trust. So much so that a SHRM study found trust between employees and senior management to be the number-two contributor to job satisfaction. Trust leads to internal motivation, a sense of pride and ownership, and happy people. If your workplace lacks trust, it’s never too late to get started. One common fallacy is that building trust takes forever, but this type of thinking can lead to inaction.

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.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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.

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.

The Employee Engagement Hoax? What Every HR Professional Needs to Know

Visier

It’s hard to attend an HR conference or visit an HR website and not hear the term “employee engagement.” Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report rated culture and engagement as “the most important issue overall, slighting edging out leadership (the No. 1 issue last year)” in 2015. And for good reason. The employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Thirty years ago. there were more skilled people than there were available jobs.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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?

Develop or Die: 6(66) Ways To Save Your Organization From the Working Dead

Grovo HR

In organizations all over the world, employees are dying inside. They drag themselves to the office and perform their jobs just well enough to not get fired. They nap, snack, and lumber around the workplace, haplessly killing time and strangling your bottom line. There’s only one way to describe these poor souls: occupational zombies , otherwise known as The Working Dead.

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