2017

The ReWork Bookshelf: 5 Must-Reads from Workforce Trends Expert Ira Wolfe

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: What are our writers and experts reading? In this series, ReWork contributors share their“must-read" recommendations for HR professionals and business leaders. The number of books in my library is huge. Unfortunately, the list of ones I've read cover to cover is quite short, and the list of those I've read more than once—most of which are included in this article—is even shorter.

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(Don’t) Do-It-Yourself when it comes to your HCM Implementation

HRchitect

Written by: Samantha Colby. Congratulations! Having exercised careful consideration, deliberation, and negotiation, you’ve finally selected your new HCM system. After contracts have been signed, your vendor sales representative throws a major curveball your way – there are going to be extra costs associated with implementing your software. No one had made you aware of that prior to this moment.

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INTERVIEW: Dr. Jac Fitz-enz on Human Capital Metrics

HR Bartender

I’m a self-professed math geek. Which is why I’m very excited to share with you today’s interview. But before we start, I want to share how I learned about Dr. Jac Fitz-enz. I’ve told this story before but I’m going to tell it again. In my very first human resources manager role, I attended a weekly department head meeting. My boss would have all of us go around the table, talk about the projects we were working on, and discuss any resources (i.e. budget and staff) we needed to achieve our goals.

4 Questions HR Leaders Need to Ask About Holiday Workers Now

Visier

If you work in HR for a holiday hustle industry, managing staffing shortfalls and linking talent to customer satisfaction are likely at the top of your priority list right now. With an unemployment rate at a 17-year low of 4.1%, retail and delivery companies have executed a variety of tactics to land workers in a tight labor market, whether it’s through candy and movie-ticket giveaway s or voluntarily increasing the minimum wage to $11 an hour.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

What is a PEO? The solution to making your company great!

EmployeeConnect

A Professional Employer Organization , or PEO, allows businesses to outsource their administrative needs to a third party that specializes in these duties. This can include (but is not limited to) managing human resources, taking care of payroll, overseeing workers’ compensation issues, and offering employee benefits.

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In a World of Chatbots, People are Still Your Biggest Asset

Ultimate Software

It’s been said that 2017 is “ The Year of the Chatbot ” and many organizations are heavily investing in bots to assist retail, marketing, and customer support efforts. These AI-powered technologies have the potential to significantly reduce labor costs, and Gartner predicts that more than 85% of customer interactions will be managed without human assistance by 2020.

Best Practices for Scheduling Hourly Employees

nettime solutions

Your schedule forms the backbone of your daily business operations. Since payroll is one of the biggest items in your budget, the way you staff your shifts makes a huge impact on your bottom line. You also need to have protocols for when and how the schedule is displayed, how employees make time off requests, and how they swap shifts. It’s vital to respect the time your employees give you and your business. When they feel respected, they will be motivated, happy, and productive.

Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate

HR Hardball

“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “ passive recruiting ” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s hip, it’s now, it’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… why? Who Are Those Guys, Anyway?

7 Holiday Ways to Spread Employee Appreciation

Achievers

While you may do your best to spread seasonal cheer and appreciation, it’s important to keep in mind that this time of year is not all sparkles and snowflakes for your staff. Many of them will be trying to balance holiday schedules and family complications while feeling added stress due to end-of-year work tasks. Furthermore, absences and vacations often leave big holes in staffing right when the duties are most intense. With only 34.1

Connecting the Dots Between Your HR Systems Strategy and Strategic HR

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

Join Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, as she shares groundbreaking research on how organizations can move the needle by 2025, reaching critical business outcomes through a strategic approach to HR processes and system strategies.

A Few Thoughts About Good HR

Something Different

<Consultancy.uk> …So it has been about 6 months since I last wrote in this space. I took a break because my process had gotten stale and I think I needed some white space to think about out what I really wanted to write about. I think I know now.

A Day in the Life of an Employee Experience Manager and Specialist

Cornerstone On Demand

The war for talent has companies of all sizes focused on creating compelling employee experiences that will not only help them attract top talent, but also prevent current star performers from exploring outside opportunities. As the idea of "employee experience" design has evolved, it's become focused on much more than access to great perks and a fun work environment.

The Importance of Project Governance

HRchitect

Written by: Brian Kimball. Projects – when ungoverned – become unmanageable pretty quickly. This is exacerbated when project teams are comprised of people who have other responsibilities that actually comprise their regular roles within the organization.

10 Recruiting Tips for First Time Managers

HR Bartender

One of the things that often happens when you become a supervisor or manager is that you’re invited to participate in the recruiting process. It could be because you’re now responsible for a team of employees. Or another manager will ask you to participate because you will work closely with one of their employees. Regardless of the reason, there are a few things that new managers need to understand about their role in hiring. Tell HR when an employee resigns. And tell them right away.

10 Steps to HRIS Success: A Guide to Buying HR Software

10 Steps to HRIS Success is an easy-to-follow handbook to help you select the best HRIS software for your company. Download this eBook now to learn how to define your department’s needs and systematically compare those with available HRIS products.

How Can Strategic HR Keep Up With The Future of Work?

Visier

The evolving work ecosystem demands that leaders consider applying new work arrangements, but are those arrangements associated with HR’s role as a strategic partner? A unique survey of U.S. HR leaders shows how HR’s strategic activities associate with using new work arrangements. Organizational Talent Systems Lag Behind the Emerging Work Ecosystem.

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The Changing Role of Human Resource Management – HRM

EmployeeConnect

The function within an organisation that is focussed towards recruitment, management, and offering direction to the people of the organisation is termed as Human Resource Management (HRM). In other words, all the processes and programs that are centred in and around people are part of the HR umbrella.

Managing the Complexities of the Contingent Workforce

UpstartHR

One of the conversations I’m having more often is around this concept of the contingent workforce, but in a recent presentation I realized some people weren’t aware of the issues surrounding this group. In essence,this segment of the workforce in the United States is made up of temp workers, contractors, freelancers, part timers, and other non-full time labor. With me so far? Now, let’s look at how big of a deal this is: “Up to 30% of the Fortune 100 workforce is contingent.

5 Simple Ways to Make Good Employees Great Employees

Hppy

Many companies have good employees. Several of these employees have the potential to become great employees. Recognizing this, it is your responsibility to take them from good to great. Employees can be motivated by a variety of different things. Anything from positive reinforcement to providing methods of professional development and upward mobility can have a desirable impact on employee development. Here are just a few ways that you can help your employees go from good to great.

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Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

Employee Schedule Templates — Get Your Managers Out of the Office and Onto the Floor

nettime solutions

Scheduling is a necessary part of your workweek. It is time consuming, but when you take the time to create schedule templates you will save yourself effort later. Each week, you need to enter shifts into the schedule, even when the shifts are virtually the same week after week. However, you know that there’s hardly any such thing as a normal week. There are always vacations, holidays, or other variables that prevent weeks from being normal.

Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron

HR Hardball

Imagine Leading a Talent Acquisition Team with an Average of 250 Open Positions per Month. The post Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron appeared first on HR Hardball™. Uncategorized engagement hardball human resources interview leadership radio recruiting staffing team

Anytime Fitness CEO Highlights 4 Traits That Make Leaders Stand Out

Hireology

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com , where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. Behind every great business growth story is a commitment to the people at the top.

Employee Empowerment Is Key to Company Growth

Reflektive

This #HumansofHR guest post is from author and consultant Denise Dudley. Are you promoting human-centered HR in your work? Send guest post ideas to dani@reflektive.com. Employee empowerment. It’s a term that’s bandied around a lot these days. Just go ahead and Google it, and you’ll find countless articles on the subject — almost none of which will tell you anything that’s really meat-and-potatoes (or tofu-and-brown rice) useful.

All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce.

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Enable Strategic HR

Cornerstone On Demand

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that uses machine learning algorithms that mimic cognitive functions; making machines more human-like. Given that Human Resources is in fact focused on the people side of the business, I find it oddly ironic that we, as HR and talent acquisition practitioners, would look to technology to enhance engagement and human elements. And yet ironically, we need technology to help HR be more strategic, as well as more human.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Dealing with a bully, whether on the playground or the workplace, can be a traumatic, not to mention energy-sapping, experience. When a bully is present, everyone stays on edge, never knowing when—or who—the bully will strike next. What can you do when the workplace bully is in charge? How do you successfully work when you’re constantly looking over your shoulder to see if you’re next in his or her line of sight?

The Reason Companies Should Calculate Cost Per Hire

HR Bartender

Every once in a while, I run across an article that talks about why organizations shouldn’t calculate cost per hire. Personally, I’m a big fan of the cost per hire metric. I think it provides valuable information. Back in 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) worked with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to create a uniform standard calculation for cost per hire (CPH).

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Empathy in the workplace

PeopleStrategy

Empathy: It’s absolutely essential to fostering positive relationships – inside and outside of the workplace. Understanding the reasons why employees are dissatisfied or disengaged is key to creating a productive and motivated workforce and retaining top talent. Once managers and HR professionals realize the frustrations that their employees feel, they can strive to eliminate them, creating a win-win for everyone. Eliminate the disconnect.

The HR Compliance Playbook: How to Improve Speed-to-Hire

Every global growth to-do list should begin with compliance. Navigating international jurisdictions can be complex and time-consuming, but with solid, up-to-date compliance procedures, companies can maximize efficiency, speed-to-hire, and mitigate risks.

The Secret To Selecting and Measuring Key Employee Performance Metrics

EmployeeConnect

Measuring critical employee performance metrics offers organisations key benefits for attracting and retaining top talent while meeting operational imperatives. The primary benefits of employee performance metrics are tied to fostering better employee engagement, which enhances productivity, innovation, creativity, employee loyalty and longevity. In the past, companies usually measured employee engagement by analysing turnover rates.

Dream Your HR Dreams, Teach Your HR Dreams

Laurie Ruettimann

I started my job as a writer and speaker in 2007. I began traveling around the country and telling people how much I hated HR and recruiting. It wasn’t a super sophisticated message, but I just wanted my fellow colleagues to know that they could do better. Like, don’t you want more for yourself? And, during the past ten years, there’s been a sea change in the way HR-related professionals talk about themselves and their dreams.

How Your Company Can Leverage the Gig Economy

Hppy

It might be time to move “remote work opportunities” from your company’s Perks and Benefits column into Survival Strategies. America’s economic history has depended on mobility of workers and opportunities. People have followed jobs out west across the country, from the farms and countryside into the cities, and even from city to city. But in recent years, even the job-dense cities are no safe bet; in the majority of metro areas today, more businesses are closing than new ones are opening.