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Obedient Employees Fall Victim to Hoax

Nobscot

'Last year I wrote about corporate prank email and the hoax that was successfully perpetrated on a Starbuck''s Human Resources assistant. The prankster, Shizzy Joyce, pretended to be the President of Starbucks and asked the HR assistant to do a number of unusual tasks such as spying on the head of HR and firing the "fat girl.

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HR's Relationship With Employees

Nobscot

'I came across an exit interview recently that said, "Please have someone from corporate come to this office and really listen to the employees. I do not mean HR. HR has made it very clear that they are friends with the managers here and are not willing to listen to our concerns.

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Explaining Pay Raises

Nobscot

'How often in HR have you had to smooth over some ruffled feathers with an employee who is upset about his or her pay increase?You might want to share with them an article on HRWhatnot called How to Maximize Your Pay Raise. This article explains to the layperson how he can improve his increase and provides information on grading systems including a simple explanation of compa ratios.

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Future-proof your I-9 compliance for 2024

Speaker: Join I-9 Experts:

Got I-9 compliance on your mind? Spending endless amounts of time ensuring you stay compliant? Get your questions answered with an expert panel from WorkBright. During this one-hour webinar, Workbright will dive deep into I-9 best practices, navigate the nuances of the new 2023 'alternative procedure,' and learn actionable ways to ensure your audit trail is squeaky clean.

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Ask Questions

Nobscot

'A fun reminder from A.J. Vasaris of Value Management Partners to always ask questions and never assume:The owner of a large factory decided to make a surprise visit and check up on his staff. Walking though the plant, he noticed a young man leaning lazily against a post."Just how much are you being paid a week?" said the owner angrily."Three hundred bucks," replied the young man.

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The Most Important Metric

Nobscot

'This from a Letter to the Editor in the August 15th CIO magazine:I believe the most important metric to a successful organization might in fact be the "laugh metric." Pause and count the number of times you hear laughter - jolly, heartfelt laughter - in your organizations during the course of the day.

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Buzzword Alert - RPO

Nobscot

'This one really strikes my funnybone: RPO. No longer does RPO stand for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Today RPO has a grander meaning Recruitment Process Outsourcing. We used to have a simple name - Recruiting - but okay, that term was getting stale and goodness knows recruiters have always had a reputation equal to that of used car salesmen.

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CIOs and HR Directors have a lot in common

Nobscot

'CIOs and HR Directors have a lot in common. They are both continually struggling for and talking about getting "a seat at the table." When I read CIO magazines, I''m always surprised at how I can pick any article at random and replace IT department with HR and the story still rings true.

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Entry Level Worker Readiness

Nobscot

'I was excited to read about a national Workforce Readiness Credential (WRC) that is being developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This credential, created in partnership with business, government and labor, is designed to validate entry level workers'' readiness to enter or re-enter the workforce.

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Get a Look Inside The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit

As recruiting teams work harder than ever to find, hire, and onboard qualified candidates in this highly competitive market, it’s essential to find ways to optimize your recruiting function. The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit includes eight worksheets filled with labor market insights, actionable recruiting strategies, and worksheets to plan your strategy for hiring top talent.

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Health Benefits Top Draw For New Graduates

Nobscot

'Take note - health benefits are top on the list of enticements that new college grads are seeking according to recent MBA Gina Passarella. Passarella, who lives in a Philadelphia suburb, says that she and her friends are willing to work for salaries in the $25,000 - $30,000 range if they include comprehensive medical plans.

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Microsoft and Google Battle Over Employee Agreement

Nobscot

'An employment related lawsuit is brewing between Microsoft and Google regarding the breaching of an employee non-compete agreement. Microsoft is suing both employee Kai-Fu Lee and new employer Google for "intentionally assisting" Lee in violating the non-compete clause of his employment agreement. The clause requires Lee to refrain from working for a competitor for 1 year.

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Discrimination Against Neckties!

Nobscot

'"We are not opposing the Cool Biz itself. Dressing cool is fine," said Tetsuo Yamada, a spokesman for the Federation of Japanese Necktie Unions. "The problem is the slogan that discriminates against neckties."Are neck ties a protected class?

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Human Resources Driving Business Performance

Nobscot

'An enlightening article for C-level execs in Harvard Business Review that makes quantum leaps in underscoring the value of Human Resources to the organization. The article, entitled The Surprising Economics of a "People Business" might do for HR professionals what the dotcom boom did for IT.

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2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.

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Is Free Speech Important?

Nobscot

'Research on the "Future of the First Amendment" found that of nearly 100,000 students surveyed, only 51% of students agreed that newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories. Also, 83% of students compared with 98% of teachers and principals agree that people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions. One can only guess at what the other 17% think.

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Do Females Lack Innate Aptitude in Math and Science?

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'There has been a lot of hubbub around Harvard University President Lawrence Summers'' recent ponderings on why there are so few women in the sciences. One of his speculations was that maybe men and women have "innate differences" in science and math aptitude. To his credit, Summers wasn''t stating this as fact or as his personal belief but suggested it as a possibility worthy of further study.

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It's the People, Stupid

Nobscot

'Shelly Lazarus, the CEO of advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather was given this great advice from her legendary boss David Ogilvy "No matter how much time you spend thinking about, focusing on, questioning the value of, and evaluating people, it won''t be enough. People are the only thing that matters, and the only thing you should think about, because when that part is right, everthing else works.

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Buzzword Alert: Part 2

Nobscot

'A quick follow up to yesterday''s post about Onboarding. It looks like someone reached the HR buzzword czar before me. The new word for the termination process has already been selected. And you really have to like the word Onboarding in order to appreciate this new word. In fact if Onboarding ever changes then we will find ourselves in a bit of a buzzword crisis.

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How Can Your HR Team Help Build a Positive Workplace Culture?

Read Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights magazine – out now – and find out how organizations can build a positive workplace culture and retain talent by prioritizing financial wellbeing programs and employee mental health.

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Buzzword Alert: Onboarding

Nobscot

'Anyone have any idea who is in charge of creating HR industry buzzwords? I really want to have a talk with him or her. The word I''m thinking about today is "Onboarding." What is employee onboarding? It''s what we used to call the hiring and orientation process.

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Even Celebs Wrestle with Work Family Balance

Nobscot

'An article in Salon looks at the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston breakup as an example of how women are still chided for putting their career ahead of motherhood. Jennifer Aniston failed to reproduce with her husband, Brad Pitt. But her failure -- as reported between the lines of every story we''re reading -- wasn''t simply a fertility issue.

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Office Toys - The Cubes

Nobscot

'In the We''re All Still Kids Pretending To Be Grown Ups department -- Have you seen The Cubes yet? The Cubes are a clever "playset for adults" with miniature office workers and cubicles plus mini file cabinets, computers, phones and cube decor. The website also has a Job Title Generator so you can assign titles to your workers.

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Shirley Chisholm Inspired Dreams

Nobscot

'A quick tribute to Shirley Chisholm the first African American congresswoman. I can remember being back in elementary school when Congresswoman Chisholm ran for President. The first woman ever to seek the Democratic nomination. It didn''t seem far fetched when I was at that age that a woman could become President. Shirley Chisholm was a woman who gave dreams to both women and minorities.

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Navigating Recruitment Agencies: A TA Leader Strategy Guide

Navigating the realm of recruitment agencies isn’t always easy. As talent acquisition has evolved, so have the challenges in managing agency relationships and spend. If you've ever felt in the dark about rogue hires, elusive budget spends, or questioned which agencies truly deliver, this guide is your beacon. Dive into our exploration of the most common agency-related challenges and strategies tailored for 2024's hiring landscape.

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Procrastination

Nobscot

'Popular blog Boing Boing posted a link to a funny cartoon animation about procrastination. It''s called Get My Stuff Done. But we''re all too busy in HR to procrastinate, right? Enjoy. Beth C.

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Article Looks at Honesty in Exit Interviews

Nobscot

'Don''t miss the article about online exit interviews in Sunday''s Boston Globe BostonWorks section. The article discusses whether or not employees are more open and honest in online exit interviews than in face to face exit meetings.

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Exit Interviewing by Catbert?

Nobscot

'When is the academic community going to learn that HR has no intention of using what you say in an exit interview against you?

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“From” Addresses in QuickBase

Quickbase

Learn about changes in the FROM Addresses in this Quickbase update.

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Combatting the Effects of Inflation: Keeping Benefits Competitive While Cutting Cost

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP - Employee Benefits and Total Rewards Leader, World at Work Content Author, and Speaker

After years of facing the global pandemic, we are now struggling with a new problem: inflation. No one could have predicted the impact of inflation on employee benefits and how it affects both employees and employers. Employers are now trying to maintain or lower the cost of benefits while competing for talent in a competitive and tight labor market, but the rising costs of consumer goods and healthcare make it extremely difficult to consider increasing their benefit offerings.

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Tell us what you want… Webinar topics

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Share the webinar topics that would make the most impact!

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