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  • Job Interviews: To Tell the Truth

    Career Hub
    billiesucher
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Are you watching "The Bachelor?" I haven't watched it for years until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon a television scene that looked remarkably like Des Moines, Iowa and lo and behold – it was! Then I...
  • What’s Your Super Power?

    Profitability Through Human Capital
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Today, I am honored to have an awesome colleague and friend as a guest blogger.  Angela Alper not only understands HR but she understands how HR can contribute to organizations by using insight to solve problems and develop world class talent.  Angela and I have collaborated on a workshop, "Using Influence and Impact: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader," which focuses on three very important areas for HR professionals; insight, influence and impact."What’s Your Super Power?There are lots of good quarterbacks.  What makes Tom Brady better than someone…
  • How to Prepare Yourself in Competitive Job Market?

    HR C-Suite
    Shipra Sinha
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    It is a common scenario in Indian and multinational companies to witness youngsters as executives who are either engineering graduates or management graduates. They get into the middle or senior management level with ease and there are reasons for that. Initial Surge: High academic scores, in-depth knowledge in specialized subjects, accumulated general knowledge, exceptional IQ, […]
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services

    Your HR Buddy !!
    nisha.raghavan
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of the negative impacts of not having an HR department? Here is what he responded.The post HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
  • 5 Elements of a Great Workplace

    The Great Place to Work Blog
    Elissa Tucker
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    That Any Leader Can Bring to LifeIt's that time of year again! No, I am not talking about March Madness or spring break. It’s almost time for the release of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, produced by Great Place to Work® Institute. Each year, I look forward to this publication.
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  • Top 5 #HR Blogs of the Week in the #Workplace

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP BLOGS OF THE WEEK Reference Checks: Neutral is the New Negative, and Getting Negative Info is Gold:  Does your company still perform routinely perform reference checks? Does this statement neutral is negative and negative information is gold hold true for your organization?  Read More. Your…
  • Workplace Safety: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    We have watched many horrific events take place over the past ten years that has built a social norm among-st all of us and unfortunately, these are ones of apathy and numbness to our everyday surroundings.  Today, our workplaces are a place of disillusioned safety.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, FBI and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 14,770 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2012, averaging over 700 homicides per year.  Homicide is the second-leading cause of death for women in the workplace, accounting for 22% of all fatalities, compared to 8% for…
  • Executive self-assessment: Naval-gazing or pathway to profit?

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Professional assessment is a critical component of the talent lifecycle, from the very first candidate exchange to the exit interview. But, many senior executives have a hard time justifying the time and effort required for ongoing self-assessment. This is unfortunate, because targeted assessments at all professional levels can identify both opportunities and weaknesses in every set of skills and behaviors. More importantly, personal inventories often identify the source of miscommunication, which is ultimately responsible for gaps in communication and profit erosion. I’ve routinely skipped…
  • Pass the Strength: Injustice Exists

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Opportunities to Shed Light Last September, I spoke at a Women’s Conference called “Business in Heels” out in Temecula, wine country in Southern California – it was a wonderful event, well-attended in a beautiful setting. I felt very fortunate to be included on their agenda. Not only did I make new friends but I learned a bit more about women in business locally and what they are achieving. Temecula is a 1.5 hours drive from my home, very nice to not have to catch a flight to be able to participate. The program cover featured a pair of hot pink pumps – not…
  • 7 Common Errors To Stop Now When Using Twitter for Hiring

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    It’s surprisingly easy to make Twitter errors and as these can hinder you when using Twitter for hiring, here are 7 of the easiest to avoid. 7 Common Errors To Stop Now When Using Twitter for Hiring 1. Reacting Behind the anonymity that Twitter can afford, some people can be very rude. Arguing for the sake of arguing. Disagreeing spitefully. Personally attacking. Even bullying. Avoid reacting. As tempting as it might be, it will only reflect badly on you. The lifespan of a tweet is actually very short, so breathe and let it pass. I really do understand how hard it is to step away,…
 
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    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century

  • Recruiting Small is the Way to Go Big in 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell I’ve always said to think big when it comes to recruiting, to set your sights high and push yourself to be the best recruiter you can be. Sometimes, however, big isn’t literal. Sometimes big means successful and simply gives us a way to frame our efforts. That’s certainly true this year, because small is the new big in 2015. Forget about casting your nets wide and instead focus on the small. The most important thing about going small this year is putting aside egos. It sounds silly because everyone says they just want what’s best for the company, but all…
  • Social Recruiting Needs Strategy

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Like any business, having a plan almost always leads to better and more successful results. It’s the reason retailers set financial goals for the year and financial institutions ask bankers to sign a certain number of customers up for loans. In the recruiting world, it’s the reason we agonize over our campus career fair calendar and religiously analyze our recruiting dashboards. We know that creating a plan will keep us from shooting in the dark and hoping we get close to our target. Social media is no exception, but it’s often treated as such. Some think…
  • 5 Recruiting and Human Resources Words I Loathe

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell The role of human resources and recruiting are the two most misunderstood jobs in companies and among today’s workforce. Most employees think we are simply responsible for hiring and firing, managers believe we are the workplace police, executives think we are only there for compliance purposes and candidates see us as phone screeners. There’s so much more to what we do than people see and the truth is that our jobs are critical to the company. Our industry has come a long way to prove that we are much more than, if not at all like, those stereotypes, but…
  • How to Create Meaning in Recruiting

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell As last year came to a close and I began thinking about what 2015 had in store for me, I kept being drawn to questions that I hadn’t asked myself in many, many years. Questions about my purpose, contentment, career and what it all meant to me. What it all came down to was the meaning I derived from all these aspects in my life and how I arrived at feeling like what I did was still enjoyable and meaningful. These questions also made me think beyond myself and consider what place meaning has in a recruiter’s world. I believe most recruiters do what they do…
  • How to Scale Your Recruiting and Hiring Efforts

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellGrowth is a great thing. In fact, in business it’s the most obvious sign of success and is what every CEO and company is looking for. However, there’s a reason the term “growing pains” was coined so long ago. We all understand that after the celebration comes to an end, growth is accompanied by change, stress and business needs. The company’s human resources team is often sought out to become the hero and fix the growing pains that seemingly popped up over night. This is a both a major opportunity and significant challenge for HR departments to exhibit their…
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  • Job Interviews: To Tell the Truth

    billiesucher
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Are you watching "The Bachelor?" I haven't watched it for years until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon a television scene that looked remarkably like Des Moines, Iowa and lo and behold – it was! Then I...
  • Resume Writing Transformation: From Stress to Success

    billiesucher
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Let’s say your car stalls on the interstate. Know how to fix it? Let’s say your tooth gets knocked out. Know how to fix it? Let’s say you are getting sued by your employer for breaking your non-compete. Know what...
  • Do You Have the Requisite Qualifications To Be An Outstanding Job Seeker?

    billiesucher
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I love the conversations I have with clients. I love the questions they ask -- questions such as: “So, what are some good qualities of a job seeker?” If you had to create a job description for today’s job seeker,...
  • Brands, Bling and Job Interview Things

    billiesucher
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Suppose that you have been invited to a face-to-face interview after doing a superb job in your phone interview. Suppose that a 15-member selection committee will be present to witness your 60-minute PowerPoint presentation. Suppose that someone you trust suggests...
  • 2015's Top Job Search Trend - in One Word

    Jean Cummings
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Planning on looking for a new job in 2015? Here's the one word to keep top of mind: ONLINE O: Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates | Over 80% use social media sites like Facebook...
 
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    Human Resource News

  • (All levels of exp) Recruiter / Dealmaker / Master Closer - Account Manager / Account Executive

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
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    28 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
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  • Job Interviews: Top 10 Body Language Mistakes

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Are you making these mistakes in your job interviews? A recent Harris survey of hiring and human resources managers commissioned by CareerBuilder found employers naming the following as the biggest body language mistakes candidates are making: Facial expressions, posture and other physical behaviors can reveal more about job seekers than the words they use.
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Executives will present an overview of the company's... )--Eid Passport, Inc., a national leader in high-assurance identity management solutions, today announced it has signed a long-term lease to expand into a building ad... )--EnvisionTEC and 3Shape are pleased to announce that they have successfully completed the integration of the EnvisionTEC 3DentTM machine with 3Shape 's Dental Syste... )--International Bancshares Corporation , one of the largest independent bank holding companies in Texas, today reported annual net income available to com... )--Regulatory News: Le document de reference…
  • STTG Market Recap Feb 27, 2015

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The NASDAQ took a much needed breather Friday as the index fell 0.49% while the S&P 500 dropped 0.30%. Still this month was the best since October 2011 for the S&P 500 and January 2012 for the NASDAQ.
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  • Leonard Nimoy Vulcan tribute from space highlights Massachusetts

    David Harris
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    The death of Boston native Leonard Nimoy on Friday has sparked all sorts of tributes to the actor. But one of the best ones was from American astronaut Terry Virts, who snapped a photo of himself from the International Space Station giving the Vulcan salute that Nimoy made famous on the TV series "Star Trek." In the background is Earth, with the coastline of Massachusetts prominently shown in the photo that was posted to Twitter on Saturday.
  • American Appraisal to lay off 32 employees at downtown Milwaukee headquarters

    Rich Kirchen
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Milwaukee-based American Appraisal Associates Inc., which announced Feb. 3 it was being sold to Duff & Phelps Corp., plans to lay off 32 employees at its downtown headquarters, according to a notice filed with the state. The notice filed Friday with the state Department of Workforce Development does not specify a date for the layoffs. American Appraisal's Milwaukee office is at 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board will provide assistance to the affected workers. American…
  • Food package maker HeatGenie raises portion of funding round

    Christopher Calnan
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    HeatGenie Inc., an Austin developer of self-heating food packages, reported raising $1.8 million of a planned $3.8 million financing. The company collected the capital from 11 investors, according to a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. TechFlash: Austin's best tech news in your inbox, every weekday. Subscribe for free here. HeatGenie, which was founded in 2007 as Ironbridge Technologies Inc., employed eight workers in 2011. Its product is designed to heat prepared…
  • Apple bus drivers vote to join Teamsters 140-38 as labor claims another Silicon Valley victory

    Leslie Griffy
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Capping a week of rare labor victories in Silicon Valley, the Teamsters added more members to its rolls as drivers who shuttle Apple Inc., Genentech Inc. and other tech employees up and down the Peninsula voted to join the union today. The drivers, employed by Compass Transportation, hope a union contract will lead to improvements in pay and vacation and family leave, said driver Tracy Kelly. The jobs' split shifts – which often leave drivers stuck on corporate campuses or at bus yards for up…
  • Udall introduces bill to ensure DHS employees get paychecks if DHS shuts down

    Dan Mayfield
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has introduced a bill that would ensure the 2,300 New Mexico employees of the Department of Homeland Security will get their paychecks if a proposed shutdown of the department happens. Udall said Friday that the fight over the DHS budget, which is part of a Republican-led measure in protest over President Obama's immigration policies, could harm the state's economy. "Shutting down the Department of Homeland Security is an irresponsible move that would be an astronomical…
 
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    HR Vendor News

  • InterviewStream Announces Partnership with s2r2

    HR Vendor News
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    InterviewStream is pleased to announce a partnership with s2r2systems, LLC (s2r2) to market and provide ongoing consulting services to companies with distributed sales teams. S2r2 was recently established by Steve Throneberry, former Chief Revenue Officer for InterviewStream, to focus on marketing RolePlayPRO, InterviewStream’s sales training platform. S2r2 will assist companies in more efficiently developing the skills employees need to consistently achieve their goals and meet organizational objectives. RolePlayPRO assists distributed sales teams in rapidly completing pre-recorded…
  • Accurate Background, Inc. Named New 2014 Diverse Supplier of the Year

    HR Vendor News
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Contact: Elizabeth Fairchild, Marketing Manager FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: marketing@accuratebackground.com Irvine, CA, February 24, 2015 – Accurate Background, Inc. is proud to announce it has been recognized as the “New 2014 Supplier of the Year” during the Annual Supplier Diversity Awards ceremony hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The non-profit organization recognized minority-owned Accurate Background for overall satisfaction with the company’s screening solution, citing the simple integration process, overall cost savings offered, and excellent…
  • Businessolver to Present at 10th Annual Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit

    HR Vendor News
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    West Des Moines, Iowa (February 25, 2015) — Businessolver, a leading benefits technology company founded by HR professionals, announced that President and CEO Jon Shanahan will be presenting at the 2015 Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit on March 4, 2015 at 1:30 PST in San Francisco, CA. The Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit is a two-day event, March 3 and 4, and features technology leaders from around the globe and forward-thinking industry executives in an examination of the major catalysts, companies and people driving transformation and innovation. The 10th Annual…
  • Federal Contractor Compliance: 2015 OFCCP Audit Trends

    HR Vendor News
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    COLUMBIA, MD–February 25, Berkshire Associates, a leading human resources consulting and technology firm, releases its latest white paper, “2015 OFCCP Audit Trends,” which discusses Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) current enforcement priorities, and how federal contractors can proactively prepare for an audit in 2015. Navigating the rough terrain of an OFCCP audit is never easy, and 2015 is shaping up to be one of the hardest enforcement years yet. Berkshire’s latest white paper, written by leading affirmative action compliance experts,…
  • Just in Time for Employee Appreciation Day, Inspire Employees with Tips from Michael C. Fina

    HR Vendor News
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    In honor of Employee Appreciation Day on March 6, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs, is offering managers quick tips for celebrating employees on the annual day of recognition. According to Gallup, the number 1 reason workers quit their jobs is due to a bad boss or immediate supervisor. Building positive relationships with employees is a critical management skill, and the tips provided by Michael C. Fina can help hone these skills on Employee Appreciation Day and beyond. They include: 1. Spread the Word: Clearly communicate the details…
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  • You Are Not a Comedian

    ruettimann
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    I would like to apologize for live-tweeting major award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Grammys. (What a waste of time. I’m sorry.) I would like to apologize for commenting on what people are wearing while wearing yoga pants and my retainers. (I’m an ass.) I would like to apologize for contributing to a social media environment where everybody chimes in on current events and tries to be funnier than the next person. (None of us are as funny as we think we are, and this is especially true in my case.) I am starting to count up all the hours I’ve wasted being…
  • Home #trulondon

    ruettimann
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Since the 1990s, I have lived in 18 different locations, which includes two countries, four states, seven cities, a multiple of municipalities, several poorly-furnished corporate apartments — and I’ve had six cats (RIP, Lucy) and tons of foster animals. Raleigh has been my home for seven years, and I love it, but most of you know that I was born in Chicago. I haven’t lived there for many years, and when I go back, the town is nearly unrecognizable. Yes, North Michigan Avenue is lovely; however, outside of 10 beautiful blocks of luxury hotels and shopping, the streets seem…
  • HR Advisors

    ruettimann
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    I am doing a few events, this spring, where I’m talking about high-performing HR advisors. People want to know — what does great HR look like? Well, I don’t want to dismiss the question. I think it’s interesting. But sometimes I shake my head because … and I hate to be so obvious … who teaches great people to be great? Nobody. You know that. What I end up teaching is courage, sorta. Nobody will fire you for being great, so I challenge my audience to take a risk. Despite what people tell you, go ahead and be amazing and kick ass and break stereotypes and…
  • Twitter and Favorites

    ruettimann
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Back in the day, I taught HR professionals how to be on social media. Bill Kutik once asked to do a live demo of Twitter at the HR Technology Conference & Expo. It must have been 2010, and in retrospect, it wasn’t a very good idea. I was elevated on a platform with a big screen right behind me — in a tight skirt, no less, and some heavy-duty make-up — looking very much like an eager beaver. And it didn’t endear me to the old analysts in the room when my friends kept coming into the auditorium and taking my picture to post on Facebook, either. (Ah! The good old days when I…
  • Google Hangouts are for Lovers #talentadvisor

    ruettimann
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    The state of Virginia has a motto. “Virginia is for lovers.” Parts of Virginia are stunning — including horses, the ocean, lakes, rivers, hills, golf courses, forests, green, blue, sunrise, sunset — but, for the most part, Virginia is just one big swath of land occupied by poor people who haven’t benefitted from the America’s economic recovery. Where there isn’t economic blight, there’s traffic. Or both. So you can create a great marketing campaign around Virginia or anything, but you’re not fooling me. And that’s how I feel, by and large,…
 
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    HUMAN RESOURCES NEWS - Google News

  • Vision 2025 to focus on reoriented, repositioned human resources: Ahsan - Daily Times

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Daily TimesVision 2025 to focus on reoriented, repositioned human resources: AhsanDaily TimesISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that vision 2025 focused on reoriented and repositioned human resources, deployment of new technologies, restructuring of institutions. “The objective of our reform ...Collecting data on scientific lines is vital for solid planning, Public PolicyPakistan Observerall 14 news articles »
  • Central Bank names director of human resources - The Lane Report

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    The Lane ReportCentral Bank names director of human resourcesThe Lane Report27, 2015) — Susan Simmons has joined Central Bank as its director of human resources. Simmons has been with First Federal Savings Bank in Elizabethtown since 1985, working in human resources since 1995. Simmons is a graduate of Elizabethtown ...
  • Big data trend now being applied to managing human resources - CBC.ca

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    CBC.caBig data trend now being applied to managing human resourcesCBC.caAndrew Martin, who oversees human resources at the Joey chain of restaurants, which operates 30 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Washington State, believes the use of so-called "people analytics" is great for companies and
  • Kroger plans for change in top HR execs - Cincinnati Business Courier

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cincinnati Business CourierKroger plans for change in top HR execsCincinnati Business CourierMassa joined Kroger (NYSE: KR) in 2010 as vice president of corporate human resources, talent development and was promoted to his current role in April 2014. Before joining the Cincinnati-based grocer, he served in a variety of human resources roles Kroger Announces Human Resources Succession PlanPR Newswire (press release)Kroger sets succession of HR leadershipSupermarket NewsMarket Update: The Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) - Kroger Announces Human Jutia Groupall 7 news articles »
  • Human resources boot camp scheduled for next week - AberdeenNews.com

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Human resources boot camp scheduled for next weekAberdeenNews.comA new human resources boot camp series is set to begin across the state, with the first session in Aberdeen scheduled for next week, according to a news release. Dubbed the “HR Boot Camp Management Essentials Series,” the first session of the quarterly ...and more »
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  • Compare Free Price Quotes on Payroll Services

    khoffman
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    No matter how meticulous and experienced you are, handling payroll can be a headache. Add in the stress of potentially stiff penalties for tax filing omissions, and you’re left with a financially-induced migraine. In fact, every year approximately 40% of all small businesses pay an average fine of $845 (including penalties and interest) to the IRS. Hiring a qualified payroll service provider can help you increase efficiency and save both time and hassle. Let BuyerZone give you the solid working knowledge you need to evaluate payroll service providers. Then, we can put you in touch with…
  • Compare Free Price Quotes on Time and Attendance Systems

    khoffman
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Whether due to overwhelming paperwork, rapid growth, or new efficiency initiatives, companies are turning to time tracking systems in record numbers. Highly-competitive vendors are responding to this demand with products designed for a variety of technical requirements and niche industries. As a result, time and attendance packages can now help your company automate not only the morning roll call but also your labor forecasting and management activities. BuyerZone can help you evaluate and choose the system that is best suited to your needs. We’ll also send you free price quotes from…
  • HR exec gets last laugh at f-bomb dropping commuter

    Christian Schappel
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Apparently karma does exist … and she’s got a sense of humor.   Meet HR executive Matt Buckland of the investment firm Forward Partners in London. He recently had an … umm … interesting experience exiting a London subway train during rush hour while on his way to work. Buckland had an interview scheduled for later that day with someone applying for a position at his firm. The subway was packed that morning, and as Buckland and the other passengers were preparing to depart, he moved to the side to let a woman off. But as he did, he stepped in front of a man whom…
  • This time the NLRB may have gone too far protecting workers’ speech rights

    Christian Schappel
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    If you’ve been following along on HR Morning, you know the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made some pretty controversial rulings lately in an attempt to protect workers‘ Section 7 speech rights under the National Labor Relations Act. But this time, it may have gone too far.  Section 7 gives workers at any company (unionized or not) the right to participate in “concerted activity” aimed at improving of their working conditions. In a nutshell, the rule says employees must be able to freely discuss their working conditions publicly — including topics…
  • 4 ways managers can build trust with their team members

    Tim Gould
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    You’re probably sick of hearing it: “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave bad bosses.” But it’s true. And the reason people leave bad managers? A lack of trust.   Here’s what Carolyn O’Hara, writing on the Harvard Business Review blog, identifies as four ways managers can prove their trustworthiness in their charges’ eyes. Trustworthy Trait 1: Be transparent Of course, there are certain things a manager can’t disclose, like salary data. And staffers have to understand that. But on most other things, managers want to be as transparent as possible. That means being…
 
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  • weekend free-for-all – February 28-March 1, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly non-work only; if you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related open thread on Fridays.) Book Recommendation of the Week:  The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. Yes, this is the book that led to the mini-series of the 80s, and that might turn you off. But come on, it’s a love story between a priest and the woman he’s adored her whole life. It’s tortured and epic and full of people and families…
  • unresponsive gatekeepers, overlooked at work, and more

    Ask a Manager
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. When a gatekeeper is unresponsive I’m in sales, and I often get a response of “That’s very interesting, please contact my assistant to set up a time for us to talk.” Or sometimes “Please schedule a time to talk with Euphemia the junior team member.” Either is great, except that often the admin/team member never gets back to me. So I follow up a couple of times, and maybe reach out to my original contact again, but all too often the response is another “That’s great, contact Euphemia.”…
  • should I care about my employer when figuring out when to have a baby?

    Ask a Manager
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A reader writes: I’m planning to leave my job in 18 months to go back to school full-time. My spouse and I are also trying to get pregnant. In one scenario, we get pregnant more quickly and I’d be out on leave for my industry’s really intense season (think tax season for an accounting firm). The cons of having a baby during the tax season equivalent are pretty clear: even a week of vacation by someone on my team at that time really sucks, let alone 12 weeks out of the office. In another scenario, we’d get pregnant closer to the school start date. It’s conceivable (ha!) that I would…
  • open thread – February 27, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue :) open thread – February 27, 2015 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.
  • I don’t have any work to do at my new job, awful resume feedback, and more

    Ask a Manager
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I don’t have any work to do at my new job I am a recent graduate who has just started my first job. When I started on my first day, the company gave me a bunch of self-study materials and a self-training schedule for a month that I must adhere to (which I happily obliged). But now a month has passed, I have finished all of the self-study materials, and I still have not been given any task to do. I have asked my supervisor about this 3 times (through internal messaging software, email and verbally), but the answer is kinda vague…
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  • How to Make the Best of Shrinking Office Space

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mad Men‘s Don Draper has a desk, chairs, and a couch in his office. Plus, enough room to practice his golf putting skills, hold a meeting, and engage in inappropriate office behavior. If you’re a bigwig at your company, you may be lucky enough to have an office with a door, but the chances of a couch and place to practice your putting is pretty slim. If you’re not on the senior team? You’re lucky if you have your own three-walled cubicle. And, in many places, even the CEO is sitting at a shared table. As office space premiums increase, employees’ personal space…
  • 5 Signs That You Are A Jerk and How to Fix It

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    People aren’t very good at judging themselves. We like to think we are, but it turns out we’re not very good at it all. If you doubt this, think about the times you’ve sat down with an employee and discussed their performance, only to be met with blank stares and utter denial. Columbia Business School Professor Daniel R. Ames and doctoral candidate Abbie W. Wazlawek conducted research where, at the end of a negotiation session they asked the participants to rate both themselves and their partners on how assertive they had been–under assertive, appropriately assertive…
  • Can the Employer Legally Cut an Employee’s Pay?

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    I was working as a dental hygienist in a dental office. I was getting paid $28 an hour. I found another job that is full time and giving me all my hours so I let my boss know that I found another job. So when I went to pick up my last pay stub she had changed my hourly rate to minimum wage $8 an hour. I worked 47 hours, so basically I worked for free. I never signed anything and my last two pay stubs have my hourly rate on them. To read the answer, click here: Can the Employer Legally Cut an Employee’s Pay?
  • I’m gay, disabled, litigious, and recently fired. Wanna hire me?

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    I was fired unexpectedly under the explanation of “I didn’t like your production last month, or attendance”. This was 4 days after my then coworker became appointed manager of our department (of two people). The month before her promotion, the approval for her position didn’t exist but she had permission from HR to announce to me she was now my manager. We hadn’t had any oversight or a boss of any sort for 8months. This meant no feedback, and being project based as long as objectives were met on time we didn’t have a production count or way to track it. My…
  • People Data and the False Sense of Security

    Evil HR Lady
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    It used to be that the only way a manager could manage was by getting to know his people. Management by Walking Around is even an official thing. You had to physically observe the interactions your employees had with each other to understand who they knew and what they were doing with their time. Now? You can get a report emailed to you daily that tells you if your employees are happy, who they are communicating with, and even if they are likely to quit. Awesome or too much Big Brother? How about a little of both. To keep reading, click here: People Data and the False Sense of Security
 
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    Fistful of Talent

  • What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

    Guest: Mary Ila Ward
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually sitting with me as I sign up. “You’re crazy,” he says. Maybe so. But I think dating sites can teach us a lot about how we can better “match” employees and employers. As I begin the assessment and profile process, I solicit him to help me answer the questions. The first part is a list of words that could be used to describe a person… with instructions on how to rate yourself on a scale of one to seven by how much that…
  • How to Tell If A Recruiter Can Be Your Next HR Manager…

    Kris Dunn
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Editor’s Note: We’re coming off a great webinar yesterday at FOT, sponsored by our good friends at Chequed.com. If you couldn’t make it, click the badge in the sidebar for slides! The post below is an oldie but goodie—we definitely thought it was worth a re-run based on some back-channel conversations during yesterday’s webinar. Enjoy! One strong opinion I have is this—if you aren’t recruiting as an HR Generalist, you’re an administrator, subject to being outsourced at your employer’s whim in the future.  I believe HR people need to be…
  • Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

    Tim Sackett
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    I couldn’t sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling in the dark.  I figured out a way for HR pros to find the smartest employee in their company!  It isn’t a complex algorithm or a set of cognitive assessment tests—it’s a simple matrix—but it’s very effective.  Now, you might be asking yourself:  “Why do I need to find the smartest employee in our company?” Which would be legitimate. Unfortunately at 2 a.m., I didn’t ask myself that same…
  • Sourcing and Running: Surviving Newbie Status

    Kelly Dingee
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    I started really running 13 years ago.  I had just been laid off, had nothing but time on my hands and needed something to do that was cheap.  So I ran.  I set a goal of running 5 miles every day, and I have no idea how I got there, but I know by September 2002 I hit it.  I’d hoof it through our new neighborhood daily.  In October of 2002 I found out I was pregnant and was sick as a damn dog for 4 months—which curtailed the running for a year. Since then it’s been an on-again, off-again kind of thing. And it has not been as successful as that first go. It is one of those things…
  • FOT WEBINAR! Six Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires.

    Cara Lucas
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    There’s still time to register! Our first webinar of 2015 debuts tomorrow with  Six Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires. Hosts Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke will guide you through: - A review of the traditional talent selection/recruiting metrics.  We’ll give you a rundown of those metrics like Time To Fill and Cost Per Hire, what the standard benchmarks are for each and then explain why only using these traditional metrics is a lost cause/suckers play. - An explanation of the Holy Grail of reporting Recruiting…
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    Flip Chart Fairy Tales

  • The rise and fall of the rich pensioner

    Rick
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When I was a kid old people weren’t very well off. The words poor and pensioner often went together. I remember a poster (presumably by one of the age charities) which I used to pass on the way to my swimming lesson. It said something like, “Poverty and loneliness, the punishment for old age.” That would have been sometime around 1972 when, as the FT explained earlier this week, the average pensioner’s income was in the bottom 20 percent. It’s not like that now though. Forty years on, older people aren’t doing too badly. These days, you’re more…
  • Why are the older generations richer?

    Rick
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:50 pm
    The FT’s article on the changing balance of incomes between the young and old was one of its most-read this week. Trawling through half a century’s income statistics, they found a reversal in the fortunes of the young and old. The median income for a young people in 1961 would  have made them relatively affluent while the median income for someone between 65 and 70 would have been in the bottom third. Today, that position has almost reversed. In 1961, those earning the median income after housing costs for a 20-25 year old would have been at the 66th percentile in the income…
  • The lucky half-century

    Rick
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist, gave a fascinating speech to the University of East Anglia last week on the subject of economic growth and whether or not the recent slowdown is a blip or a longer term trend. The economic jury is still out on whether recent rates of growth are a temporary post-crisis dip or a longer-lasting valley in our economic fortunes. Pessimists point to high levels of debt and inequality, worsening demographics and stagnating levels of educational attainment. Optimists appeal to a new industrial revolution in digital technology. Given its…
  • Strikes: monsters that are almost extinct

    Rick
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    After he wisely cautioned the government against further trade union legislation a few years ago, Norman Tebbit changed his tune in the Telegraph earlier this week. In a piece which summoned up the ghost of militancy past, he backed proposed new laws on strike ballots and warned of “irresponsible minorities of trades unionists in the public services engaged in blackmailing their employers into pay rises or other concessions”. I’ve discussed the legal aspects of strike ballots at length on here. Whether or not they are irresponsible, a minority of union militants…
  • Global ageing: From pyramid to beehive in 100 years

    Rick
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Age International published a wide-ranging report on global ageing earlier this month. It emphasises something I’ve been banging on about for a while. Population ageing isn’t just a western phenomenon. It’s happening throughout the world. Contrary to popular belief, the rise in the population aged 80 and over is taking place at a faster rate in less developed countries than in more developed countries. The population of some developing countries is ageing at a fascinating rate. By the middle of the century, many places we still think of as young countries will have a…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Reminiscing about my blogging journey at #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    So yesterday two old blogging buddies Karthik, Manu and I went down memory lanes to talk at the Social Media Week Bangalore on how, what and why we blog - our celeb moments and what makes us continue with blogging in this "real time" age of TwitterHere are a few of the tweets about the session from the people present there :)[View the story "Blogging journeys - reminiscing at #SMWBangalore " on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Tweetchat on Blogging with @SMWBangalore #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    So yesterday I was invited to be a guest at a Twitter chat hosted by the folks at Social Media Week where I would be speaking on 24th FebruaryI thought I should share this with you, my blog readers :) [View the story "Tweetchat about Blogging : Passion and ROI :) #SMWBangalore" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Free ebook on #recruiting trends in 2015 by @experteerworld - am quoted #HR #tchat

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Here's an interesting resource for you. You can download the free ebook on recruiting trends by Experteer by entering your details here.Yes yours truly was asked for a quote :) And this is what I shared If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Speaking at #SMWBangalore on Blogging along with @beastoftraal @manuscrypts :) @socialmediaweek #SMW15

    Gautam Ghosh
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Last year at Social Media Week Mumbai I was part of a panel discussion on Social HR.On 24th Feb I would be speaking on a session at Social Media Week Bangalore on my blogging journey along with my blogging buddies Manu Prasad and Karthik Srinivasan.So if you're in Bangalore, come over to The Big Pitcher on 24th and ask us :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Social Media and the workplace - speaking at the @BT_India HR forum today #bthrforum

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Today in about 5 hours I would be on a panel discussion hosted by Business Today at Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore on how social media is changing the workplace. My co-panelists are Shilpa Vaid of Bharti AXA, Elango R. of Mphasis, Kris Lakshmikanth of Headhunters India and Vijaya Raghavan of Stempeutics. The panel will be moderated by Shamni Pande, BT’s head of HR reporting.The second panel starts at 7:30 pm, and it is on the subject of whether working from home increases productivity. The HR heads of PwC India, Intel, and CEOs of Paul Writer, Randstadt India and Portea will participate in that…
 
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    Profitability Through Human Capital

  • What’s Your Super Power?

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Today, I am honored to have an awesome colleague and friend as a guest blogger.  Angela Alper not only understands HR but she understands how HR can contribute to organizations by using insight to solve problems and develop world class talent.  Angela and I have collaborated on a workshop, "Using Influence and Impact: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader," which focuses on three very important areas for HR professionals; insight, influence and impact."What’s Your Super Power?There are lots of good quarterbacks.  What makes Tom Brady better than someone…
  • 15 Ideas for HR Leadership in 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Never has the need for HR Leadership been stronger.  The HR profession has definitely seen its fair share of negative press over the last few decades.  What is needed today is STRONG HR BUSINESS LEADERS.  We need business leaders that know and understand business and by the way, get HR.  In other words, we need business people first and HR specialization second.  Not the other way around. The call for business acumen by organizational leaders has almost reached the broken record level.  The problem is that HR as a profession has not stepped up and answered the…
  • Why HR Needs to be Influential and Why Now?

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    At the end of last year, I wrote a blog on HR and Influence.  Since that time, I have been doing a lot more thinking and researching on the topic and why it matters to HR.  I really became interested in influence and why it matters to HR when I spoke to HR professionals in Shanghai, China.  Its a concept that seems to be universal amongst our profession. I have had the pleasure of working with Angela Alperon our new workshop, "HR Business Leader: Elevating Your Strategic Influence and Impact" this year.  We have learned some very interesting concepts as it relates to…
  • An HR Surprise in Shanghai

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    I have just returned from Shanghai, China a trip of a lifetime.  Ed Nangle sand I had the honor of delivering our workshop,  "Moving HR from Transactional to Strategic: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader" to approximately 16 top HR leaders from multi-nationals companies with operations in Shanghai and Beijing.  I didn't know what to expect when I arrived for our first day of class.  I was definitely nervous.  "How was the language barrier going to play out?"  "Will our HR best practices translate well?"  "Does their political…
  • Changing a Profession Takes Courage

    17 Jun 2014 | 8:57 am
    Taking the bull by the hornsMaking decisions quick and asking for forgiveness laterSpeaking up, demanding to be heardThe three statements above have one thing in common.  It takes courage to do all three.  I have been thinking about some of the common themes I have heard from over 600+ HR professionals that have come to our workshop, "Moving HR from Transactional to Strategic: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader."  One of the themes I have been giving some thought to is the idea of courage in HR. I think it's time to rustle up all the courage we have as a profession.
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    hr bartender

  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – February 2015

    Sharlyn Lauby
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    I must admit I’m looking forward to the Internet blowing up (figuratively, not literally) on March 14, 2015. It’s Pi Day, a mathematical celebration for the ratio that allows us to compute the circumference of round objects. But this year is different. At exactly 9:26:53 a.m. – it will represent the first ten digits of Pi – 3.141592653. The Chief Happiness Officer blog is reporting that March 31, 2015 is International Quit Your Crappy Job Day. With employee disengagement continuing to be an issue, don’t be surprised if employees just walk into the office and quit. Employee…
  • Evaluate Employees On Their Actions Not Their Attire [poll results]

    Sharlyn Lauby
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    A few weeks ago, we ran a poll about professional uniforms. Not the company issued kind, but the idea of wearing the same thing every day (i.e. black turtleneck and jeans a la Steve Jobs). We asked you to weigh in and here’s what you said: I must admit that I’m surprised so many people would entertain the idea. I thought people might be hesitant to commit to the same thing every day. It could get boring. But the comments were very honest, mostly about the pressure we’re under when it comes to our attire. “I hate the stress that comes with trying to dress professionally, yet…
  • The T-Shirt Employee Engagement Survey

    Sharlyn Lauby
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    You guys know I live in a warm climate. So when the weather gets cold, instead of turning on the heater, I reach for a long sleeve t-shirt. My favorite is one from a past employer. I’ve had it for years – it’s soft and broken in. If you’ve ever had a favorite t-shirt, you know what I’m talking about. While it’s so worn that I would never wear it out in public, it does remind me of the time when I would wear this company t-shirt to run errands or go to the grocery store. It also reminds me of those days when we were designing these t-shirts for employees. We designed the t-shirt…
  • HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

    Sharlyn Lauby
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    In response to my post on “What are HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them”, I had a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. I have been in this position many times. Even now, as a consultant, I still use the lessons I learned from pitching conferences to my manager when I have to make decisions regarding attending conferences. There are tons of events out there – some of my faves include ATD’s International Conference and Exposition, SHRM’s Annual Conference, and the HR…
  • Not All Games Are Created Equal – Friday Distraction

    Sharlyn Lauby
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos recently partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to talk absenteeism strategies on Workforce Institute Radio. Give it a listen here. Enjoy the post!) Do you remember the term “pieces of flair”? I heard it for the first time watching the movie “Office Space”. The conversation went something like this: Joanna (the employee): “You know what, Stan, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like Brian,…
 
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    Steve Boese's HR Technology

  • Job Titles of the Future #12 - Professional Selfie Retoucher

    Steve
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    According to Business Insider, the reality TV personality Kim Kardashian spends upwards of $100K to keep a 'professional selfie retoucher' on call, who stands (or sits more likely) at the ready, poised to edit, smooth, crop, and apply just the right Instagram filter (I am a 'Hudson' fan myself), to her selfies and other photos prior to posting them to her millions of social media followers. If it sounds ridiculous, it is because it is ridiculous. But I think at least half of why it is ridiculous is the kind of silly name this job has been bestowed, and the kind of silly protagonist of the…
  • The Cold Changes Everything

    Steve
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    I have had about 25 or so phone calls this week working on the program for the 2015 HR Technology Conference, (note, registration is officially OPEN, please see www.hrtechconference.com/register.html for more details), and I bet 24 of them have started something like this: Me: Hi, this is Steve Person A: Hi, Steve how are you? Are you getting all that snow/surviving the winter/staying warm? Me: Oh man, it has been brutal. <at this point I go on for a minute or two, lamenting the cold, the snow, the giant icicles hanging off of my roof, the fact I have been stuck in my car a couple of…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: There's Just 5 Million Open Jobs in the USA

    Steve
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here's your latest Chart of the Day, courtesy of my two favorite online data sources, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (specifically the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, or JOLTS report), and the FRED data analysis and visualization tool. First, the chart, then some FREE commentary from your humble scribe: 1. First, the actual numbers - there were 5.028 million job openings in the US on the last business day of December 2014, the highest number since December 2001. 2. The chart shows a pretty much straight up and to the right climb in job openings since early 2009, meaning talk of the…
  • On trusting algorithms, even when they make mistakes

    Steve
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    Some really interesting research from the University of Pennsylvania on our (people's) tendency to lose faith and trust in data forecasting algorithms (or more generally, advanced forms of smart automation), more quickly than we lose faith in other human's capabilities (and our own capabilities), after observing even small errors from the algorithm, and even when seeing evidence that relative to human forecasters, the algorithms are still superior. From the abstract of Algorithm Aversion: People Erroneously Avoid Algorithms After Seeting Them Err: Research shows that evidence-based algorithms…
  • US Time Zones, Ranked

    Steve
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    A long, long day of scheduling, re-scheduling, and conducting meetings with people all across the USA was the inspiration for the below, your definitive ranking of United States Time Zones: 6. Mountain Time - Not needed, really. How many people do you know who reside in Mountain Time?Click for giant version 5. Alaska Time - Reality TV would be a vast wasteland if not for Alaska. Plus, you can see Russia from there. 4. Central Time - Sort of a middle-of-the-road, not making waves kind of time. Plain. 3. Pacific Time - Has the annoying habit of showing Knicks home games at 4PM. 2.
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    Capital Jobs

  • Jobs in Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd, Chennai - Lakshmi Vilas Bank Recruitment 2015

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Lakshmi Vilas Bank  invite application for Human Resource Professional, Chartered Accountant, Security Officer, Credit Processing Officer posts. Candidates those have educational qualification of Graduation / PG HR / CA, BE/ B.Tech may apply before last date of 14/03/2015. Read below for full details. Job Description: Name of The Post :  1. Human Resource Professional 2. Chartered Accountant 3
  • Jobs in Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL), Delhi - HIL Recruitment 2015

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) Recruitment 2015. HIL invite application for Production Engineer, Assistant, Hindi Officer Jobs opening in Punjab. Interested candidates should apply before  21/03/2015. Read below for more details. Job Description: Name of The Posts : 1. Dy Production Engineer – 02 2. Assistant Hindi Officer – 01 3. Junior Assistant (Admn) – 02 4. Operator – 01 5. Fitter –
  • Jobs in Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Tamil Nadu - Hindi Translator and Sport Coach Vacancy

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    The Central University of Tamil Nadu, invites candidates for Walk-in Interview for the positions of Sports Coach (2 posts: 1 Male & 1 Female) and Hindi (Junior) Translator (1 post) on 03.03.2015 (Tuesday), on contract basis for a period of six months. The interview will be held at the University Premises on 03.03.2015. Job Description: Name of the Post :  Junior Hindi Translator – 01 Sport
  • Jobs in Meat Products of India (MPI), Kerala

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Meat Products of India (MPI), Kerala  invites application for the post of  Management Trainee (Finance), Livestock Inspector Trainee . Interested candidates should apply before last date of 20/02/2015. Read below to know more details. Job Description: Organization : Meat Products of India (MPI) Vacancy : 02 Jobs Post Name : 1. Management Trainee (Finance) – 01 2. Livestock Inspector Trainee
  • Jobs in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) (VYAPAM)

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) (VYAPAM) invites online application for the post of Accountant, Sub Auditor, Junior Auditor . Candidates may apply online before last date of 27/02/2015. Read below for more details. Job Description: Organization : Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) (VYAPAM) Vacancy : 2519 Jobs Post Name : 1. Accountant – 2277 Nos. 2.
 
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    Bayt.com Blog

  • الأمور التي تعزّز السلوك العدواني في مكان العمل وكيفية تجنبها

    Suha Mardelli Haroun
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
    سؤال صاحب عمل: مرحبا! أنا أعمل كمدير للموارد البشرية، وبعض الأقسام في شركتي تعاني من خلافات عدة حيث يتعامل بعض الموظفين بطريقة غير لبقة مع بعضهم البعض، الأمر الذي يؤثر سلباً على بيئة العمل وإنتاجية الموظفين. ما هي الأمور التي تعزّز السلوك العدواني في مكان العمل وكيف يمكن تجنبها؟ – ليلى أ. يستخدم الأشخاص عادة مصطلح…
  • What Makes a Work Environment Hostile and How to Avoid it

    Suha Mardelli Haroun
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Hi there! I am a human resources professional and some departments in my organization suffer from workplace conflict. The employees in these departments are often rude with one another and the atmosphere is tense, making it impossible for people to work normally. I want to know what makes a work environment hostile and how I can prevent this from happening. – Leila A. Answer from Bayt.com: People often use the terms ‘conflict’ and ‘hostility’ interchangeably, but there is a difference between them. Conflict in the workplace occurs at times when employees are misaligned,…
  • Why C-suite Recruitment Has Moved Online

    Menaka Ramakrishnan
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    Hiring C-suite, or top senior executives, is one of the most important decisions your company will ever make. Indeed, finding top-level candidates who can take your organization to new heights takes a lot of time and effort. However, almost a third (29%) of employers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) say that sourcing relevant senior executive talent is the biggest challenge they face when hiring, according to the Bayt.com ’Hiring Management in the MENA‘ poll, August 2012. Traditionally, C-suite executives have been recruited through headhunting agencies or referrals. These…
  • الرسم البياني من بيت.كوم: التعليم والابتكار في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

    Bayt HR Guru
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    - 97% من المهنيين صرّحوا بأن الابتكار والابداع مهمان بالنسبة اليهم. - غالبية المجيبين (88,5%) يعتقدون أنه يتعين على الأشخاص التمتع بمهارات معينة والتفكير بشكل ابداعي كي يتمكنوا من الحصول على وظيفة في سوق العمل الحالي. - 73% من المهنيين صرّحوا بأن نظام التعليم في بلدهم يحد من القدرات الابداعية. - 89% من المهنيين يوافقون على أن التفكير…
  • Bayt.com Infographic: Education and Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa

    Bayt HR Guru
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    The world’s economy has changed, and the industrial age has now given way to the information age. Today more than ever, creativity and education have become the key to building a successful economy. In this infographic, Bayt.com explores the status of creativity, education and the new economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and how aware people are of the importance of creativity in unlocking economic growth. Key highlights: – 97% of MENA professionals feel it is important for them to be creative in their life. – The majority of respondents (88.5%) agree that…
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    unbridledtalent.com

  • You Can Change The World – Without Changing Who You Are

    Jennifer McClure
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    When you think about people who have changed the world, who comes to mind? Maybe you think of people like Henry Ford, who transformed the automobile into an innovation that has moved the world. Or Orville and Wilbur Wright, who made the world accessible to all. It makes sense that these individuals are thought of as world-changers. They’ve invented or improved upon everyday things that have had a lasting impact on us all. Now, think about who has changed YOUR world? If you were to make a list, it might include a parent, a teacher, a boss, or maybe even a religious leader. These types of…
  • Recommended Human Resources Conferences To Attend in 2015

    Jennifer McClure
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Recently, one of my contacts who is planning her 2015 schedule sent me a question asking for my recommendations for the top 2 – 3 conferences to attend in the US for HR professionals. I am doing my planning for 2015 and wanted to reach out to you and get your thoughts on something if you don’t mind. One of my plans for next year is to attend more conferences in the US; ideally I’d like to attend events where there is a lot of networking, collaborating and great speakers. Since there are so many events happening all the time, it’s hard for me to assess which ones are best. Do you have…
  • Exploring Career Opportunities Without Jeopardizing Your Current Job #AskJennifer

    Jennifer McClure
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Are you happily (or contently) employed, but at the same time wonder if there are better career opportunities out there? If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. (Email subscribers click here to view the video) If that’s the case, you may wonder how you can position yourself for career growth – either inside or outside your current company – without making your employer nervous – or even worse – risking being blackballed or fired because they consider you a flight risk. I’m diving into this topic on this week’s edition of Ask…
  • My Fascination Advantage® Is The Veiled Strength – What’s Yours? [free assessment]

    Jennifer McClure
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Do you know what makes you fascinating? What draws people to you and differentiates you from others in your profession or industry? [Want to know how you “fascinate” the world? Read to the bottom of this post and get your code to take a free assessment!] As a self-proclaimed “Assessment Junkie”, I love the idea of answering a few questions, and within just a few minutes, being presented with a multi-page report that gives me all of the answers I’ve ever wanted to know about myself. Well, not exactly. But I do enjoy taking assessments to find new and different…
  • Create a Value-Based Positioning Statement To Generate Demand and Increase Your Fees

    Jennifer McClure
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    As a speaker, consultant or business owner, have you struggled with how to position yourself in the marketplace in order to create demand and eliminate the need to compete based upon price? To solve these common problems, you have to begin by answering some fundamental questions. Last week, the National Speakers Association (NSA) held its annual convention in San Diego, California, and although I was unable to attend in person, they did provide some of the sessions via live stream, which was a great opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best speakers, authors and consultants. One…
 
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  • Achieve Significant Payroll Savings With Low-Cost Attendance Software

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Time and attendance software is helping large and small businesses alike to streamline such tasks and save both time and money. Automated time and attendance systems are highly accurate and require much less time to complete all processes, from employee clock-in to payroll data calculation. Such tools can not only save your company money, but they will also free up time for HR personnel to focus on other essential tasks.Request Free!
  • Managing Director, Marketing VP or Tasked With Revenue, Retention, Staff Productivity? Classified Executive Briefing

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    “The art of war does not require complicated maneuvers; the simplest are best, and common sense is fundamental. From which one might wonder how it is generals make blunders; it is because they try to be clever.” - Napoleon Bonaparte of FranceContrary to conventional wisdom on the notion of retention marketing, capturing higher market share and increased revenue, could such things rely more on:swift project managementeconomics (scarcity of your resources)more so thancreative ideascutting edge technology / computerization?Some say business is war. In this briefing, former head of M…
  • Top Insights for the World's Leading Executives

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    In CEB’s Top Insights Report, discover five critical trends that are shaping the business, and how the best companies are addressing key functional challenges to drive performance.This whitepaper addresses the five critical trends identified through research and conversations with thousands of executives in organizations around the globe:Changing Nature of WorkChanging Needs of Internal ClientsChanging Nature of the ConsumerChanging Nature of Business CustomersChanging Impact of InformationAll of these changes have significant implications for executives managing their functions. Many…
  • The Essentials of HR & Talent Management

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    The Essentials of HR & Talent Management ,brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your HR and Talent Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your HR research:E-signatures and HR: How IT Can Help the Business Hire Talent FasterTop 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness ProgramWorkforce Management Trends Report 2014 - 2015The Absolute Must-Do's to Build an Agile OrganizationI-9 Compliance: Don't Risk ItRequest Free!
  • Best Practices for Selecting an Enterprise Time and Attendance System

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    This paper provides a guide to large employers confronted by that dilemma. The following sections help you identify and describe the product capabilities – and corresponding process improvements – that separate a basic timekeeping system from an enterprise-grade time and attendance solution. In addition, the paper will equip you with questions to ask potential providers to uncover whether they have the resources, expertise, and products capable of optimizing your time and attendance processes.Request Free!
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  • Nonprofit CFO/VP of Finance: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit CFO or VP of Finance job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve…
  • Nonprofit Accountant: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit Accountant job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our searches for finance professionals in the nonprofit sector.   How much competition will…
  • Nonprofit VP of Communications: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Who is your competition for that Nonprofit Vice President of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data…
  • Nonprofit Director of Communications: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit Director of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we've…
  • How to Manage Off-Site Employees

    Bob Corlett
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Last month, my company held its first in-person, all-staff meeting in two years. We’re a virtual company — all 15 of us work from our own homes. There was no real reason for us to have a meeting. All our important work is handled on short conference calls, but we thought it might be nice for everyone to meet each other, in many cases for the first time. Because we don’t have an office, we don’t have a mix of off-site employees and office-dwellers. During the interview process, we make it clear that day-to-day supervision is not something we offer. If you need to be…
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  • Conducting Workplace Investigations in Canada: What HR Needs to Know

    Melissa Silver
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The failure to have a formal complaint and investigative procedure could expose a Canadian employer to aggravated and punitive damages if the decision to terminate an employee was based on a flawed or biased investigation. So what can employers do… continue
  • Challenging Employee Handbook Issues Showcased in XpertHR Webinar

    Beth Zoller
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    A recent XpertHR webinar features employee handbook issues and reveals some rather interesting findings. Presented by Littler Mendelson employment attorney Chris Cobey, the webinar explores a multitude of legal trends, including paid sick leave, minimum wage changes and more. During… continue
  • Employee Handbook Mistakes: FMLA Case Offers Important Lessons

    Beth Zoller
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    A recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals case provides employers with important lessons when it comes to employee handbook policies, in particular their family and medical leave policy. Employees are eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave… continue
  • Employer Best Practices for Handling Workplace Relationships

    Beth Zoller
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the recent XpertHR webinar on romance in the workplace discussed legal requirements and best practices for employers to follow in order to minimize their risks. The webinar also explored sexual harassment in the workplace… continue
  • Wage Theft Podcast Examines Troubling US Trend

    David Weisenfeld
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Is wage theft on the rise among employers? Some reports estimate that wage theft is costing US employees billions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor certainly has taken note and stepped up investigations into this issue. XpertHR Legal… continue
 
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  • Innovative Innovation Program at Adobe

    Abhishek
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    I stumbled upon this piece on the Fast Company website, which talks about a great initiative from Adobe to spark innovative ideas among its employees and get them to develop the ideas to yield business value. I will leave you to enjoy the details on the link above, but in short – any (absolutely any) Adobe employee can request for a “kickbox”: It’s a simple red cardboard box, sealed by a fire alarm graphic that reads “pull in case of idea.” Inside, you’ll find a set of instructions to “beat” the box, a Bic pen, two sets of Post-it notes, a timer,…
  • An Agile HR Function for the VUCA World

    Abhishek
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    I recently wrote about how we can build an agile HR function for the VUCA world on Towers Watson’s South East Asia blog. You can check out the post here or read it below too: ——————————————————————————————————————- The term VUCA was introduced by the US Army War College to describe the more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world in the post-cold war…
  • When Do We Learn?

    Abhishek
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:37 pm
    A lot many leaders and HR / OD professionals talk about the need to build and enhance organizational capability. They talk about the Learning Organization – companies that continuously facilitate learning of its employees to transform the organization. They envision such an organization to be agile, responsive to marketplace dynamics, innovative and successful. So, how do we learn? Training? Courses?….No! We need to remember the 70/20/10 rule of learning – 70% of learning is on the job, 20% from people around us and 10% from formal training & courses. And if bulk of…
  • Maximizing the Impact of HR Programs

    Abhishek
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    HR professionals always have a question on their minds – “How do we maximize the effectiveness and impact of our HR programs?” And it is a valid question to ask in an environment where business executives are constantly challenging HR to demonstrate value. In their quest to maximize effectiveness, HR leaders scan best practices, tinker with them and adapt them (hopefully) to their organisations. However, “best practices” are not necessarily the ultimate panacea for HR. In fact, adopting best practices without adaptation or ensuring its relevance to the organizational context can be…
  • Understanding Different Cultures

    Abhishek
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The very first time I came across a formal definition of Culture was when I was still in business school. My professor introduced me to Geert Hofstede and his definition of culture: “Culture is the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from others” I learnt that the values which distinguished country cultures from one another could be categorized into a few dimensions: Power-distance Individualism vs. collectivism Masculinity vs. femininity Uncertainty avoidance Pragmatic vs. normative Indulgence vs. restraint At that…
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  • How to Coach Employees to Ensure Productivity in the Workplace

    Dianne Shaddock
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    This guest post is courtesy of Grapevine Evaluations, a web-based software solution for performing employee evaluations of any size, at any level.  It is essential for any business to maintain high levels of productivity in the workplace, and it is up to the employer to train and motivate his/her staff sufficiently so that this productivity is […]
  • Blurring the Line Between Employees and Micro Business Owners – Avoid These Small Business Missteps

    Dianne Shaddock
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Small micro-businesses, (those with less than 5 employees) have a culture or vibe that is decidedly different than larger organizations. Small and “cozy” and often distinctly “non-corporate”, smaller businesses often feel much more familial than larger organizations. Employees in smaller businesses may wear a number of different hats, and although the culture is one where […]
  • Do Employers Have the Right to Monitor Employees Through GPS Tracking? Is It an Invasion of Workplace Privacy?

    Dianne Shaddock
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    One the most highly visible and hotly contested form of employee monitoring involves using GPS tracking devices on company and employee owned vehicles in situations where the employee’s job requires that the employee drive to and from various locations. According to Michael Abcarian, a lawyer with the law firm Fisher and Phillips, LLP, employers should […]
  • Moving Your Initiatives Forward When You Don’t Have Support From the Top

    Dianne Shaddock
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    It is tough being a manager with creative ideas that you know will push the company forward just to have your ideas fall on deaf ears. Senior leaders say that they want managers who think out of the box and do not settle for the status quo but when the rubber meets the road, it […]
  • The Fine Line Between Being a Diverse and Inclusive Company and Illegal Hiring Practices

    Dianne Shaddock
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:14 pm
    There is a very thin line between having a workforce that is all-inclusive by taking steps to ensure a diverse workforce versus potentially overstepping the boundary between creating a more diverse workforce and illegal discrimination of applicants and employees who do not fit the diversity descriptors most closely associated with diversity in the workplace:  Underrepresented […]
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  • Modest Rant — No HCM Pain/Rethink/Disruption, Then Little Business Gain

    Naomi Bloom
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Don’t Even Think About Getting Innovation Without Disruption [This post evolved from my Twitter reactions to a range of marketing messages and advertorials which make it sound as though their current on-premise customers, as well as the on-premise customers of other vendors, could get all the benefits of business innovation enabled by next generation HCM software without much rethinking, redesigning, and disruption.  Dare I say balderdash!]  If and when you decide to migrate from your seriously old design, on-premise ERP to “the cloud,” please make sure that you get what…
  • Modest Rant — HCM SaaS Economics

    Naomi Bloom
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested that, while customers might save a little in the short run with SaaS, it would cost them more in the long run (here using a strictly in-house TCO cost model without much attention paid to upgrades, process modernization, etc.), and then went on to annoy the hell out of me by saying that the only one who benefits from…
  • Persistent HRM Object Model Errors Part I — Job And Position

    Naomi Bloom
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Objects To The Left Of Us, Objects To The Right Introduction In May 2012, I published a blog post that covered the basics of objects and object modeling — the very basic basics.  Assuming you’ve all been studying this topic since then (if you hadn’t already done so), it seemed like a good time to note that simply applying the right modeling techniques does not get you to the right HRM object models.  Au contraire. I’ve watched very smart HRM enterprise software architecture and modeling teams do their best, but it’s a rare team that doesn’t make one or…
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Inventory Management And Retail Retold

    Naomi Bloom
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    [Disclosure: If you think you’ve read something very similar before, you’re quite right.  And you may read an updated version in the future.  I learned so much about business, absorbed it through my pores, as I worked at Bloom’s Camera (later, Bloom’s Photo Supply and then just Bloom’s, Inc.), lingered at my grandmother’s kitchen table after Friday night Shabbat meals where all the important decisions were made for that business, and was then apprenticed to all the other small businesses run by various relatives.  I went on buying trips to New York for the fancy ladies wear…
  • A Great Miracle Happened Here! — Chanukah 2014 Wishes For HR Tech in 2015

    Naomi Bloom
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Elegant Dreidel I Always Wanted Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel?  Did you know that the four letters, one on each side of the dreidel, make up a phrase that translates to “a great miracle happened here.” Chanukah celebrates the miracle of freedom, a celebration not of a military victory but rather of the miracle of G-d’s attention to the details of everyday life.  Although the celebration of Christmas often falls in the same period of the Gregorian calendar as does Chanukah, and although we Jews may have…
 
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  • RIP Mr. Spock

    Joyce Maroney
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I was really sad to hear that Leonard Nimoy died today.  He was one of my childhood heroes.  I didn’t know if Vulcans were real, but I absolutely believed that traveling beyond the stars was in my future.  I was 9 years old when Star Trek started, and it aired later than my 4th grade […] The post RIP Mr. Spock appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Missed Single Tasking Day Due to Multi-tasking

    Joyce Maroney
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Today’s guest post is from our board member John Hollon, VP of Editorial at TLNT.com.  If I hadn’t been multi-tasking yesterday, I might have posted this on time.  Read on for some advice on slowing down to get more done. You know what I like most about February? The President’s Day holiday. I used to […] The post Missed Single Tasking Day Due to Multi-tasking appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Spreading Workplace Love (for Heart Health)

    Joyce Maroney
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Workplace love isn’t always a good thing – unless you’re teaching employees how to take care of themselves.  Today’s guest post is courtesy of Wendy Hadley who is a Benefits Specialist here at Kronos.  February is American Heart Month, but Wendy and her team decided to use the occasion to raise awareness of heart health for […] The post Spreading Workplace Love (for Heart Health) appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Celebrate World Thinking Day by Thinking Collaboration

    Joyce Maroney
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    In today’s post, Workforce Institute board member Ruth Bramson discusses World Thinking Day, a Girl Scouts of America program.  Ruth is the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, so this cause is near and dear to her heart.  Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with […] The post Celebrate World Thinking Day by Thinking Collaboration appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Customer Service – One Star at a Time

    Joyce Maroney
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    The latest videos in our One in 1 Hundred Million series celebrate a couple of customer service stars.  Nicco is the night manager at a hotel, while Catie is a server in a Japanese restaurant.  It’s interesting to watch these two videos together.  Both of these folks are in service jobs that can be grueling. […] The post Customer Service – One Star at a Time appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
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  • Future Friday: An important study on the Future of Work

    Michael Haberman
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The future of work is a wirearchy instead of a hierarchy. Rather than offering my opinion on some aspect of the Future of Work I wanted to make you aware of a 2014 report that I find fascinating. I think it is a study that each of you should read, and re-read, and re-read until its main points sink in. It will make you think. It will point out things that need to change. It will excite you yet disturb you. Or at least it should. The study The study was conducted by Bill Jensen of The Jensen Group. It is entitled Search for a Simpler Way: Future of Work Study © 2014. It involved survey over a…
  • Did you know giving money for healthcare is illegal for small businesses?

    Michael Haberman
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The IRS issued temporary relief to small employers on the ACA. Did you know there is a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it illegal for employers with fewer than 50 employees to give them money to buy healthcare? Yes, those situations where a small business doesn’t have health insurance coverage but offers their employees some money so they can go to the market place and buy some health insurance on their own violates the provisions of the ACA. According to the ACA that constitutes a group health plan that does not meet federal requirements for coverage. There is a…
  • An Updated View: Should Smokers be a Protected Category?

    Michael Haberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Is not hiring a smoker an illegal act of discrimination? In April 2013 I first wrote this post which appears below, though now with revisions. The reason for this revised version is found in an article by legal writer and attorney Tiffany Robertson of WeComply. In her article she asked the question Is Refusing to Hire Smokers Workplace Discrimination? Robertson points out that the ACLU feels that discriminating against smokers is indeed workplace discrimination and, according to them, has no foundation in science. They site numbers that show that companies save no money, that productivity is…
  • Avoiding Employment Taxes is not a wise business strategy

    Michael Haberman
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Avoiding employment taxes is a one way ticket to prison. All businesses realize that they have to pay attention to the US Department of Labor, in things like the Fair Labor Standards Act and OSHA, and to the EEOC, in areas such as discrimination. Every business also realizes that the IRS also pays attention to their activities. But did you know that the Department of Justice pays attention as well and they are the ones that can put you in prison? Avoiding employment taxes Many businesses, especially small businesses, have occasional cash flow issues. As a result most businesses have a line of…
  • Is retaliation such a big deal?

    Michael Haberman
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Retaliation is not the better course of action with employees. The Merriam-Webster definition of retaliation is either “repay an injury in kind” or “to return like for like, especially to get revenge.” It comes from the Latin word “retaliare” which meant to pay back in kind. Originally it was used in both a positive and negative way, but today it only has the negative meaning. If employers engage in retaliation it has a very negative meaning and can have some serious consequences. EEOC cases In their most recent report on enforcement activity the EEOC revealed they received 88,778…
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  • Must You Pay Employees When Bad Weather Forces a Closure?

    Steve Bruce
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Maybe it’s 20 inches of snow. Maybe it’s an impending hurricane. It could be wildfires, an ice storm that caused a power outage, or flooding. Whatever the specifics, Mother Nature has a whole lot of ways to create havoc and cause businesses to shut down temporarily. As an employer, this causes several issues, not the least of which is what to do with employee payroll. How should it be handled on days employees cannot come to work due to a forced closure? The answer to this question is multifaceted. At the Federal Level: The FLSA and Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees Currently,…
  • HR and Employment Trends for 2015

    Steve Bruce
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes trends catch us by surprise, especially if they’re brought on by market forces outside of our control. However, some trends we can see coming, and we can choose whether to embrace them, react to them, or ignore them. Let’s take a look at some of the HR and employment trends for 2015. The Trends (and Changes) for 2015 We’ve taken a look at some of the latest published trends for employers to be aware of in 2015i, and we’re sharing some of the highlights here: Employers may an expectation for more employee development. Much has been said in recent years about…
  • 15 Great Employee Engagement and Work Cartoons You Can Use

    David Zinger
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    15 Work Cartoons to Make Your Day My friend and resident cartoonist, John Junson has created an e-book with 15 free cartoons that you can use for work. Pass it along to a colleague. Use it in a presentation. Pin one cartoon to your wall or cubicle. Choose one a month and put it in your newsletter. Stress is a staff infection and humour is contagious so use the humor here to fight stress at work. If you would like to download a PDF of this book click on the image above or, . Here is a slide presentation of the cartoons for quick viewing: David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and…
  • Unemployment Is Down. Will Your Employees Jump Ship?

    Steve Bruce
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s well-known that high unemployment rates discourage employees from voluntarily leaving their jobs—even if they’re unhappy—because of the uncertainty in how long it will take to secure a new position. However, the unemployment rate has been steadily dropping for several years, now (in early 2015) reaching lows last seen before the recession. The number of unemployed applicants per available job is also back to lows not seen in yearsi. All of this is great news for jobseekers, but what does it mean for employers? Employers now have more reason to be concerned that…
  • Survey—Mixing Love and Business Means Too Much Time Together

    Steve Bruce
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mixing love and business may be more common than you think, according to a new Manta poll, which found that more than half (53 percent) of responding small-business owners reported that they currently work with (or have worked with in the past) a significant other! According to the Manta press release, with only so many hours in the day, 31 percent of small-business owners said they regularly choose work over their romantic relationship, in a stark contrast to the 10 percent who said they regularly choose their relationship over work. However, 58 percent have work-love balance figured out,…
 
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  • Diversity Rant – Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    Elaine Cruise Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    February is Black History Month and in the U.S., Diversity Month is coming up in April. I’m not sure when the official “Diversity Month” is in Canada, as we are proud to be a diverse nation and celebrate diversity every day. Or do we? As I noodled the topic of Diversity, I felt puzzled and frankly, a bit frustrated. As I got curious about my frustration, I thought about the different groups covered by the umbrella of Diversity – women, different religions, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability. I thought about different initiatives I’ve seen and dodgy situations that have left…
  • Diversity as We Practice

    Meetu Khanduja
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    You don’t always need a feedback form to understand how your employees feel about your company’s work culture. I was in conversation with an employee who wanted to resign. It was just a little over 2 months he had moved here from a different work location and he wanted to go. He was staying at company’s guest house with other employees and was not very happy about it. He thought we was not being accepted well as he came from a different culture and spoke a different language. A new accommodation would not solve his problem. All he had to say was – “It’s not about place, it’s…
  • What Makes Us Different Makes Us Stronger

    Guest Contributor
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    One of the key elements to having a successful and thriving organization is not to employ “like” individuals but rather to embrace diversity and differences. All of us are different. We have different backgrounds, personal experiences, races, genders, cultures, the list goes on and on. We each have our own personal imprint which is different and unique from anyone else. These unique differences bring together different ideas, perspectives, understandings to an organization and in turn make that organization thrive. Could you imagine working for a cookie cutter organization? An…
  • Kylador’s Duckdreamer Daphne (2001-2015)

    Bonni Titgemeyer
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Here at EO we broke a tradition this past week.  We went more than a week without a new blog post. There is a reason.  I was a little distracted, and sad.  My beloved dog Daphne died. I have written an obituary for her and am sharing it below.  As the editor, it is my prerogative to do so.  After all, she is in part one of the reasons this blog site exists and feel an obituary is appropriate.  She came into my life just as I started blogging and for many, many years I’ve used experiences with her to highlight human resources and the human condition. We’re coming into an…
  • Call to Action

    Bonni Titgemeyer
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    As a follow-up to #HRPA2015, Bonni has a new post called Call to Action. Conferences are great, but what’s next? You can read it at:  http://livehrblog.com/2015/01/26/call-to-action/ The post Call to Action appeared first on The Employment Opportunities List - The Ultimate Source for HR Jobs and HR Blogs. Friends Helping Friends of Friends. Related posts: Networking at #HRPA2015 The #HRPA2015 Live HR Blogs Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
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    Pivotal HR Blog

  • Common Myths About Temporary Staffing Services

    Rosalyn Commisso
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    There are many myths surrounding temporary services. In fact, there are so many  that some HR professionals hesitate to use these services at all when it comes time to hire a new employee. However, hiring through a staffing agency, or temporary service, is one of the best ways to fill a position. Furthermore, those common myths that […]
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    HR Ringleader

  • Top 2 Ways To Communicate…. with Me

    Trish
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
    How do you like people to communicate with you?  Do you let them know? I have talked to so many people over the years that complain about the way that they are “forced” to communicate.  Email seems to be the most disliked, if I’m using my totally unscientific research methods of word-of-mouth to compute.  I could write a whole post on email etiquette that would make it better, but suffice to say that there are only two rules to follow: Only include the people truly necessary If you are cc’d on an email message, DO NOT REPLY.  It is meant as an “FYI”,…
  • Cringeworthy Feedback: How to Take it and How to Dish it Out

    Trish
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Feedback can hurt. I’ve seen it hundreds, maybe thousands of times in my career.  I’ve received the painful “gift” of feedback from well-intentioned but unduly harsh bosses.  I’ve watched as bright, creative souls were pounded day after day, year after year by tyrant supervisors.  It is appalling.  And if you’re in HR, it’s likely that you’ve given these types of leaders training at some point on how to give more constructive feedback. You see, for some reason it seems that people either avoid giving feedback and tell other people when someone is doing poorly (in their…
  • Simulated Work Experience for Leaders

    Trish
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    *Sharing from the archives.  Robotics and computer simulation continue to grow as a topic in the organizations of today.  What do you think? Will robotic capabilities help us as leaders as we sprint into the future? I recently read a fascinating article about an experiment at MIT’s Agelab.  Agelab researchers have created technology in a suit that uses robotic technology to take able bodied individuals and put them into a simulated situation where they have limited mobility, limited eyesight, etc.  They are hoping that by having younger individuals wear the suit while trying to…
  • Don’t Make Me Unfriend You

    Trish
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    Sharing a post from the archives today.  I was reminded of it when a friend recently told me she was dealing with some really unsavory “friends” online and she had to do a cleanse of her so-called friends online.  Could you benefit from cleansing some of these people from your life? Growing up, my parents would steer me away from friends who had undesirable behavior.  Now that I’m a mom, I find myself doing the same thing with my children. Why?  Today’s lesson is a simple one…  you are the company you keep. If you surround yourself with people of good…
  • Do Your Leader’s Expectations Limit Your Team?

    Trish
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    I recently listened to an episode of the podcast This American Life that caused me to see the world differently.  In the episode ‘Batman”, Daniel Kish was highlighted.  If you’re not familiar with Daniel’s story, I encourage you to listen to the episode or learn more here.  Basically, Daniel was born blind.  He intuitively began exploring the world by clicking his tongue on the roof of his mouth.  This type of echolocation somehow allows him to navigate his surroundings without the use of a cane or other assistive device.  Because it is similar to the ways bats navigate, he…
 
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    Human Capital Adviser

  • Being Nice in a Linked World

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    I recently had a conversation with a colleague regarding how the concept of “being nice” varies across people. In our more connected, over-engaged, and fast paced world, it is easy to become impatient or even irritable and let the “niceties” go when so many other things press on us. For example, think how easy it is to be gruffer when we wish employees would get the instructions right the first time, staff would complete their work on time, or people would move a little faster in the grocery aisles. Our discussion arose from a debate over how long an employee has to be with the…
  • Motivation and Money

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Most of us know the feeling of having to strengthening our resolve to do something that we dread. As a student, it may be completing homework that holds no interest to us, attending a class that lulls us to sleep no matter how much caffeine we consume, or spending the evening with an unwanted guest. As adults, the sources of dread many times only expands. The workplace holds its share of dreads, including work assignments, interaction with the boss, or team meetings with no real purpose other than to waste time and inflate egos. While it is easy to point to motivation when recognizing…
  • Customer Service

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    We all have our favorite customer service stories. For some of us, it might be lack of scruples of our local automobile repair shop, the horrible services of a restaurant, the cattle herding mentality of an airline, or completely inefficient and disorganized operation of the cell phone store. Regardless of the perpetrator, one bad experience tends to taint our view of that organization and in some cases, the industry as a whole. Although almost every organization brags about its commitment to customers and their satisfaction, the results vary. NewVoiceMedia recently found that poor customer…
  • Millennials Revealed

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Figure 1: Generations Comparison on Risk As the workforce demographics change, millennials continue to grow in importance not only as team members, but as leaders. While considerable emphasis has been placed on recruiting and retaining millennials, most organizations still struggle to attract the best and brightest of this dynamic generation. A recent meeting with executives at a client summed up the situation well: “we just want to know what we need to do to make them interested in us.” One of the struggles underlying our efforts pertains to the fact that millennials are the most studied…
  • The Danger of Excuses

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Excuses make us human. They incorporate our imagination, higher level rationalization skills, desire for acceptance, and propensity for avoiding negative feelings or feedback. All of us have provided an excuse to cover our failure to meet expectations, when circumstances inhibited our best efforts, or the best of plans ends up derailed. In the simplest terms, an excuse is an attempt to lessen the blame attached to our words, actions, or behavior through seeking to defend or justify the resulting outcome. We all fear disapproval from ourselves and others. Excuses arise from our fear of…
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    The HR Cafe Daily Post

  • Do I have to teach simple considerateness? Sometimes, yes

    Dave Clemens
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    You’d like to spend your teaching/coaching time with employees on relatively high-level stuff, like how to maximize performance and enhance teamwork. But if the low-level stuff isn’t working — like simple considerateness for others — it can snarl relationships within the department or team and foul up the important things you’re trying to do.Here are a few common-courtesy-type admonitions that you might want to put into the ears of the folks who work for you, as appropriate:Don’t steal co-workers’ food from the office cupboard or fridge. (And if…
  • Recognition & rewards: Why it pays to space them out over time

    Dave Clemens
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    If you’re a forward-thinking organization, you’re probably already persuaded of the value of recognizing and rewarding meritorious employees. Demonstrated links exist between recognition/reward and employee engagement, which of course you want to foster and enhance.There are some relatively easy ways to recognize and reward employees, and you’ve probably thought about some of them — annual awards, holiday bonuses, 10-, 20- and 30-year tenure awards (congratulations if you’ve got very many of the latter employees!), etc.Trouble is, these easy ways aren’t…
  • If we’re all a bit like Brian Williams, how can you encourage employees to tell the truth?

    Dave Clemens
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    The difficulties of Brian Williams, the NBC-TV anchor who apparently played fast and loose with the truth about his experience in Iraq, got me thinking: Don’t we all lie sometimes?I’ll be truthful with you: I do. Not frequently, not in print, and not, I hope, about anything really important. But when telling stories in a social situation, I can think of a time or two when I embellished the narrative to impress.Obviously, you’d like your employees to tell you the truth as much as possible. Is there anything you can do to encourage this?Time promotes truth According to…
  • Training managers in those difficult — but necessary — conversations

    Dave Clemens
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Sometimes a manager needs to initiate a difficult conversation with an employee. Perhaps the employee’s behavior has been problematic — getting into arguments with co-workers, refusing to obey orders, etc. — or it may be that the person’s performance hasn’t been up to snuff.Either way, these are hard things to talk about, and managers may not always know how to approach them.Here, from leadership consultant and author Susan Scott, is a seven-step method that you can use to train managers in holding these difficult, but necessary, conversations:Specify the issue…
  • Learning to read your brain’s ‘gas gauge’

    Dave Clemens
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    “I’m so tired I can’t think.” Most of us have said something like this at one time or another. But there are other consequences of “tired brain,” and they can be devastating.You may have heard that the brain’s prefrontal cortex — the portion that covers the front part of the frontal lobe — carries out what scientists call the “executive function” of the brain, meaning such things as planning, decision-making, and emotional regulation. If this part of the brain is damaged, these functions go awry.But the prefrontal cortex…
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    Ascentis Blog

  • Want More Applicants? Give Mobile a Try.

    Heather Bansemer
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The last few years have seen major advances in mobile recruiting technology. In fact, a recent study shows that 86% of active job seekers use a mobile device as part of their job search and application process. If you want to compete for the best and brightest in today's market the solution is simple - mobile recruiting.
  • Does Wage and Hour Compliance Scare You?

    Heather Bansemer
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have increased by more than 300% since 2000 and is one of the fastest growing areas of employment law litigation. Are you 100% certain that you are compliant in paying your employees correctly?
  • What the Most Successful Businesses Look for in Talent Management Software

    Heather Bansemer
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    The latest research proves that attracting and retaining the right people is now one of the biggest differentiating factors in business growth. Integration has given way to impact – and companies now want systems that change the way people work.
  • Four Top Tips for Hiring Best Practices

    Heather Bansemer
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Many documents are involved in the hiring process, from resumes and applications to legally required forms such as W-4s and I-9s. These documents must be processed into systems or spreadsheets, and then shared with other departments such as payroll.
  • Is Your Payroll Solution Compliant with the PPACA

    Heather Bansemer
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Are you concerned about payroll compliance? With new requirements as a result of the Affordable Care Act and other frequently-introduced complex legislation, even the most conscientious employer could find themselves a victim of unintended violations and unexpected litigation. The best solution? Ascentis Payroll, a web-based payroll processing solution that is monitored and automatically updated by […]
 
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    SmashFly Blog

  • 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.21.15 to 2.27.15

    Christopher Brablc
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing and other recruitment trends. This week we’ll be covering rising job opportunities, A/B testing of job descriptions, passive aggressive recruiters, employment branding and successful conferences. Before we begin, I’d also like to share news and... Continue Reading → The post 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.21.15 to 2.27.15 appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • The Next Frontier in Talent Acquisition is Marketing

    Mike Hennessy
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    This post was originally posted on ERE. You can see the post and the comments to the original post on the site here. It’s increasingly obvious that in the next 2-5 years the top employers of choice will be the organizations that consistently communicate an authentic employer brand story and value proposition that wins the... Continue Reading → The post The Next Frontier in Talent Acquisition is Marketing appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.14.15 to 2.20.15

    Christopher Brablc
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing and other recruitment trends. This week we’ll be covering recruitment marketing as the next frontier, being better than Google, recruitment marketing according to the experts, pitchers and hitters and email marketing testing. Before we begin,... Continue Reading → The post 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.14.15 to 2.20.15 appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • 5 Reasons to go to the TMA Strategic Recruiting Summit

    Christopher Brablc
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    For those interested in attending the TMA Strategic Recruitment Summit in Miami, FL, use the promo code SF200 and receive $200 off the conference registration. Register here. Next week the SmashFly team is leaving the snow bank wonderland of Boston for the sunny atmosphere of Miami for this year’s TMA Strategic Recruitment Summit. We have... Continue Reading → The post 5 Reasons to go to the TMA Strategic Recruiting Summit appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • What Brandon Hall Group’s new report tells us about high-performance Recruitment Marketing

    Mike Hennessy
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Last week, we shared a new report from Brandon Hall Group’s Kyle Lagunas on “Key Components of High-Performance Recruitment Marketing,” available for complimentary download here. The report has been very popular with our community, I think, because talent acquisition leaders are ready to take their Recruitment Marketing strategies to the next level. Kyle’s been the... Continue Reading → The post What Brandon Hall Group’s new report tells us about high-performance Recruitment Marketing appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
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    Corn on the Job

  • 5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal With The Jerks (Infographic)

    Rich DeMatteo
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I can’t even going to lie to you.  This infographic made me laugh instantly when I saw cartoons of each of the 5 Types of Toxic Employees.  Along with being fairly comical, I found it to be super helpful for both the employer side and the job seeker community that visits COTJ. Truth be told, we all know at least 1 person that fits into these categories.  If you can’t think of anyone who fits the description then I’m sorry but it just might be you. The people over at GetVoip did an awesome job pulling this together, so go on and click here to check out their original…
  • Should America Be Going Green: The Pros & Cons of the Legalization of Marijuana

    Rich DeMatteo
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brace yourselves; Corn on the Job is getting political. Brace yourselves again; we’re talking about weed. You may be wondering why this topic is appearing here on Corn on the Job and the answer to that is actually quite simple. You see, the legalization of pot has only complicated things for employers.   With laws and regulations varying from state to state, it’s tough for employers to know what they can and can’t do and how/when they should be testing employees for drug use. As a job seeker or happily employed human, these complications affect you as well. Employers and employees are…
  • Steps for Employing the Right People for Your Business

    Rich DeMatteo
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Your employees are the ones who drive your business and keep it working… either efficiently or not so efficiently. Employing the right people for the job is vital to the growth and livelihood of your business. So how do you find the right people? Here are some tips for recruiting the best people for your business. List the Requirements What role are you looking to fill? What does this person need to be able to do? What type of person does it take to perform the desired tasks? Is there scope for upward mobility or job shadowing? Ask yourself these questions before the recruitment process…
  • School Leavers: Interested In A Career In Agriculture? Read This!

    Rich DeMatteo
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    When you’re finishing your final exams at school, there will be three thoughts going through your mind. The first is that you won’t ever have to go back to school again soon! And the second is whether you’ll get good grades or not. But what about the third thought? Yes, you’ll be wondering what to do once you finish school for good. Some students will have thought about the career paths they want to pursue once they leave school. If yours is agriculture, you’ve come to the right place.  In today’s blog post, I will give you a brief overview of the farming industry. As well as…
  • Become a Leader at Work in Three Steps

    Rich DeMatteo
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
      Do you wish you were a leader at work? Despite possessing an unwavering desire to spearhead your company, not to mention first-class communication skills and a level of self-assurance that makes Donald Trump look like a schmuck, you’ve somehow been overlooked for the top slots. However, by improving your leadership skills and demonstrating to your boss that you’re willing to go the extra mile, you can begin to climb the career ladder and introduce some blue-sky thinking of your own. Here’s how … Step #1: Boost Your Qualifications Although you’re a diligent employee with a…
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    mindflash.com

  • How to Encourage Employees to Comply with Compliance Training Requirements

    Gauri Reyes
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Compliance training—or training that helps employees understand how to comply with the legal, ethical and policy-related aspects of doing business—is often mandated by an agency external to the organization. In other words, compliance with the request to have employees complete compliance training is often non-negotiable. But when the word “compliance” conjures up so many negative associations—either with past compliance training or just because of the association with forcing someone to do something—how do you make employees want to comply with compliance training? Consider the…
  • Three Ways to Encourage Safety in the Workplace

    Tom Reddon
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Safety in the workplace is of paramount concern, especially in a warehouse where there is heavy machinery, large equipment and complicated processes involved. All it takes is a second for an unfortunate accident to occur, so as the supervisor or boss, you should make it a priority to employ workplace safety. Here are three ways in which you can achieve that on a daily basis. Training When you look at the facts, you see that accident rates in the warehouse or manufacturing environment are higher than in other types of industries simply because of the large equipment, boxes and machinery…
  • Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

    Gauri Reyes
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Centrally managed. Those two words conjure many images in my mind…Big Brother, top-down control, central command—as three examples. When it comes to applying the words “centrally managed” to online training, the traditional LMS comes to mind. The traditional LMS is generally thought of as a centrally managed online training system with the purpose of making life easier for managers. Yes, organizations and managers loved centrally managed online training—and for good reason. Top-down online training management enables training courses to be encapsulated, content to be…
  • 3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly

    Gauri Reyes
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    I personally love facilitated, in-person training workshops. I relish the idea of taking a break from work and life (particularly if it’s at an exotic location or a posh hotel) and to sit back and absorb learning away from the fires of daily life. In-person workshops also provide the opportunity to congregate with peers in a casual setting and to grow professional networks. Unfortunately, I usually can’t justify the expense of such workshops, nor afford the luxury of extended time off from work. For these reasons and more, online training is replacing traditional training. Fortunately,…
  • BYOD vs. 1:1 Debate Creates Opportunities for the Device-Agnostic Designer

    Gauri Reyes
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Here’s where the opportunity comes in for learning professionals: Forget the BYOD versus 1:1 versus hybrid model versus anything else. Design and deploy learning content that is device-agnostic. The Debate: New for Schools, Not So New for Corporations Technology is increasingly being integrated in schools, and a hotly debated technical decision is to follow a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or a 1:1 (schools provide access to standardized devices to each student) strategy. But this same debate has been playing out in the workplace for decades. Corporate mobile devices of twenty plus years ago…
 
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    Vimeo / Top 10 Test's videos

  • Top10Test.org - Mehr als Testberichte

    Top 10 Test
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Testberichte jetzt auf ►►► top10test.org/ Du findest top10test.org auch unter diesen Web 2.0 Seiten. top10test.blog.com/ top10test.wordpress.com/ top10test1.blogspot.de/ top10test1.tumblr.com/ top10test1.weebly.com/ Wir sind natürlich auch über Social Media erreichbar. plus.google.com/+Top10testOrg1/ youtube.com/channel/UCPSYWOgbyDHM-TrPQSFo9-g twitter.com/Top10Test_org facebook.com/top10test rebelmouse.com/Top_10_Test/ about.me/top10test de.pinterest.com/top10test/ de.linkedin.com/in/top10test vimeo.com/top10test dailymotion.com/Top10TestCast: Top 10 TestTags: Testbericht
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    TalentSpace Blog | Halogen Software

  • Using Strategy Maps to Illustrate the Value of Human Capital

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Sometimes the best way of working is the simplest. When things get too complex, they can get too unwieldy – and that’s when people can get confused, work at cross purposes, and sometimes just give up because things appear too hard. A picture is worth a thousand words and learning the value of strategy maps is a tool that should be found in the tool bag of all HR strategists.
  • Why ‘Culture’ was 2014’s Word of the Year

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    To close 2014, Merriam-Webster named ‘culture’ as the word of the year. In fact, over 100 million searches per month contained the word ‘culture’. So why now? Why has it taken this long for this common word to become so popular? By the end of 2014, just about everyone has had an experience with a company’s culture that they can fully and finally articulate. Which proves… culture matters!
  • Career Development 101: What You Need to Know

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    Organizations are beginning to view career development as an employment differentiator and competitive advantage. Yet too many are mistakenly assuming that processes and management attention are the key to making it happen. They are forgetting about the vital and most central piece of the career development puzzle: the employee. Julie Winkle-Giulioni shares the 3 C’s of career development.
  • Is Talent Acquisition Too Sophisticated?

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    One reason we add complexity into talent acquisition is a concept known as the sophistication of fear. It’s the same reason we use long words when we could just use short words. It’s why fancy restaurants have a dress code to keep the riff raff out. But at the end of the day, talent acquisition is about connection. It’s actually really quite simple.
  • Strong Leaders Don’t Put Others Down

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Putting people down is a misguided approach to leadership. It’s a rigid, old-fashioned way of “managing people”, and it’s tied to a belief that this approach will make people do what you want them to. The reality couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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    Lance Haun

  • How to Publicly Criticize Your Employees, Phil Jackson Style

    Lance Haun
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Phil Jackson had some things to say about how the New York Knicks have been playing. Unfortunately, he told the world about it on Twitter, like someone complaining about bad dinner service at a hotel restaurant (via NY Daily News): Phil Jackson’s moves and Carmelo Anthony’s injury have left the Knicks without much of a chance to win many games for the remainder of the season, but that didn’t stop the Zen Master from expressing his displeasure following Sunday’s 101-83 loss to the Cavaliers. “Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their “best” nature and…
  • Ranking Posts by @SteveBoese, Ranked

    Lance Haun
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Occasionally, my friend and 8 man rotation compatriot Steve Boese writes a post ranking certain aspects of life with minimal explanation. Today, I rank those posts from best to worst. 1. Rob Lowes 2. Months 3. Basketball Shots 4. Store Bought Cookies 5. Grunge Songs 6. Ways to Contact Steve 7. Classic Toys 8. Getting Hit by a Bus 9. Getting Hit by Another Bus 10. Getting Hit by, Somehow, Yet Another Bus 11. Breakfast Cereals
  • “I’m Busy”

    Lance Haun
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    A lot of conversations these days start off the same way. Me: Hey, how’s it going? Them: Good. Really busy. You? Me: Same. Over and over again it goes. I’m busy. I’m writing a lot — for work most of the time, not for myself. When I get to the end of my day, I don’t necessarily want to spend time in front of the computer again. I have too many built in excuses. I’m traveling. Kid time and wife time take up a majority of my evenings. I’m going to bed earlier because I’m getting up earlier. I’ve ended some days with my fingers very literally…
  • Announcing The 8 Man Rotation – 2014 Edition

    Lance Haun
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    It’s a big day. The 2014 edition of The 8 Man Rotation is out! You can read it over at The 8 Man Rotation site or below. Big thanks as always goes to the professor, Matthew Stollak, for compiling the ebook for the group for a fifth year and a shoutout to Paul Hebert for writing this year’s foreword. This year’s version of the ebook has to be one of the most solid since I officially posted as little as I ever have in the last eight years of writing. That’s a problem that will be resolved soon, trust me. For now, you can get your fill of Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Tim…
  • Thoughts on #Ubergate

    Lance Haun
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The media is up in arms over Uber because they threatened to dig up dirt on the personal lives of people in the media who don’t write nice things about them. They aren’t taking it lying down, either. They are deleting the app everyone! I repeat: THEY ARE DELETING THE APP. That’s as severe as it gets for tech journos. Now, the real reason they are deleting the app is because intimidating the press is a shitty thing to do. That’s reason enough. Even though some media outlets do dig into the personal lives of tech executives (ahem, Valleywag), most don’t — at…
 
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech

    Eyal Steiner
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
      HR Tech Can’t Solve Your Recruitment Ailments I want to start with stating the obvious – neither recruitment nor HR technologies are “broken.” There are quite a few HR influencers and vendors out in the market which are dedicating many resources into telling you how your current processes and technologies are broken. I don’t blame […] The post Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    San Bruno, CA – TalentCircles© Inc., a leading talent community and candidate relationship management platform and technology, today announced the addition of Human Capital industry veteran, Caleb Fullhart, to its executive leadership team. Fullhart joins the company as the Senior Vice President of Best Practices and Professional Services, and will be responsible for developing and […] The post Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015

    Sean Little
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, now is the perfect time to look back on what we’ve learned and think about where we want to take our recruiting in the new year. A common theme in 2014 was millennial recruitment. Millennial recruitment was a hot button issue, and one that seemed to […] The post Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015 appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 3 Ways to Maximize Employee Relations & Post-Hire Value

    Eyal Steiner
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Employee Relations’ Role in New Hire Onboarding. The recruitment process is among some of the most complex processes any organization has. It requires deep integration of recruiters with talent management functions, hiring managers, brand marketing functions, candidates, and in some cases with external recruiting agencies. Failure to maintain these relationships across the board often results […] The post 3 Ways to Maximize Employee Relations & Post-Hire Value appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries

    Greg Merrell
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    LONDON, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Web Based Recruitment, experts in the areas of Mobile Recruitment and Recruiting Videos, confirmed that there had been strong interest in the recently announced 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards. Now in their second year the awards will acknowledge those companies leading the way in the use of Mobile Recruitment and at the same […] The post 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
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    Join a Union

  • Forming a union

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Will the union protect lazy employees? No. It’s not the business of the union to protect workers that cannot do their job. However, when a workplace does have a union an employer cannot simply first someone without having adequate grounds for dismissal. Forming a union protects workers from unjust discipline. Is forming a union difficult? No. It is easy to form a union at your workplace. If a majority of your co-workers want the fairness and respect a union provides they can join through a secret ballot vote. Will my employer find out I called a union? Not unless you tell them. We protect…
  • WCB Appeals are a Benefit of Joining a Union

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    When you form a union you will have access to UFCW 1518′s WCB appeals department. Dealing with WorkSafeBC can be tricky. Everyone has heard the horror stories. Many non-union workers are denied claims by WCB just because they fill in the paperwork incorrectly. When you join a union, you have someone to help to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. This is an important and valuable service for UFCW 1518 members that helps injured members in their dealings with WCB. The WCB Appeals Department works from the New Westminster office, and provides this service and assistance to…
  • Why Join a Union at Work?

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    It’s the Right Thing to Do Workers without a union often aren’t paid what they deserve. They never know when their shifts will be week to week. Benefits are rare without a union and part time employment is often the only work availability. It’s unfortunate that these type of working conditions still exist in BC. You have options as a worker. You can organize a union at your workplace. We can answer any questions you have about how to organize a union. UFCW members seek fairness for themselves and other workers as well. We are here to help you organize a union. The post Why Join a Union…
  • How Many People are Needed to Form a Union

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    Only two people are needed to form a union in British Columbia. DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO BE ON BOARD FOR US TO HAVE A UNION? No. Forming a union at your workplace is a democratic process where the majority rules. If more than 50% + 1 of your co-workers vote for joining UFCW 1518, you will have a union at your workplace. DO I GET TO VOTE ON HAVING A UNION AT WORK? Yes. If you are one of the employees who will potentially be part of the union you have the right to vote. Forming a union at your workplace is the decision of you and your co-workers – not your employer. The post How Many People are…
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    Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) Blog

  • IQPC HR Transformation

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    I've spent the last couple of days at IQPC / Shared Service & Outsourcing Network's HR Transformation in Brussels where I've been speaking.It turned out to be quite a unique if rather select event for a number of reasons:I've not been back to this hotel since Teneo's Talent Management Summit in 2013 and realised once I'd sat down that I'd brought with me one of their red pens - impressive durability!It was great to see one of my models presented in a session from Anand Silvashankar from InMobi - about the 5th time this has happened to me but the 1st time someone has included my name on…
  • Marcus Evans HR Analytics in a Big Data World

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I'll be running this training session on HR analytics in Sydney on 28th and 29th May:Analytics can be used to confirm our understanding about the way that our particular HR practices and organisations work. Common examples include identifying the most important talent in a business and how these people can be recruited, managed and paid more effectively. Analytics can also be used to add further intelligence to the metrics and KPIs which have been chosen to help monitor new workforce strategies.Whether or not you believe that HR needs to become a data science there is no doubt that we need to…
  • HR capabilities Decoded

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Most of the posts in this blog deal with the huge transformation underway within HR at the moment.  Obviously, and given the scale of this transformation, our own capabilities need to change alongside this too.My own capability development programme - areas I'm still fairly to new to, or are just finding out more about - includes innovation, story telling, graphic facilitation, design thinking, new technologies, coding, R, behavioural economics and neuroscience.Thank goodness for MOOCs!But on Friday I'm stepping back into the learner seat of a classroom based training session for the…
  • Why HR must focus on the future(s)

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:59 am
    HRZone have launched a great new site this week and to support it, I was asked to input something future focused - the result is an article explaining why we do need to focus on the future, or futures, as I think there will be, or should be, multiple versions of this, and a suggestion for why navel gazing, not analytics, is a necessary part of this.Take a look.Consulting   Research  Speaking  Training  WritingStrategy  - Talent - Engagement  - Change and OD Contact me to create more value for your businessjon [dot] ingham [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com
  • Addressing wealth inequality

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    I hope you enjoyed my post and linked article on pay differentials.  I now want to focus on the broader issue I also referred to which is wealth inequality,  This may be a harder issue to impact as HR practitioners, as most of the increase in inequality is due to appreciating assets rather than high reward though I think I have a solution to this! - see below.However I wanted to start with a few more thoughts on the issue.Firstly I think the big issues, here, as with pay differentials, are trust and collaboration.  Today’s huge inequalities destroys the fabric of society and…
 
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    Virtual Teams Guide

  • How to Coach Remotely and Give Feedback When Managing Virtual Teams

    Yael Zofi
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    Seven Tips for Managing Virtual Teams and Coaching Remote Employees   Managing virtual teams is challenging, especially when they report to a local manager (in India) and a virtual manager (you in SF). This ‘Identity Conflict’ is what I refer to in my latest book, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, as a conflict of ‘belonging’.  Many times there are different perspectives around multiple priorities and deadlines, leaving the person confused about feedback, coaching and career development.   Without going into too much details about virtual conflicts…
  • Virtual Teams Focus on Teamwork

    Yael Zofi
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    With constant changes occurring in the global business environment and economy, getting things done in teams is more important than ever. Given all the downsizing and organizational changes, much more is done virtually in teams. Existing teams have been reconfigured, and employees are working with people they hadn’t worked with before. There appears to be greater recognition that the ability to pull teams together and facilitate collaboration is more critical than in the past. The priority will be on building team chemistry and harmony, partnering across boundaries, and focusing on the…
  • Mid-life Management Crisis – Part II: The Assessment

    AIM Strategies® Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    In overseeing the well-being of others we often forget to check-in with ourselves. This is also true of managers. If you are an avid reader of this blog, you recently learned about a career life event we call the 20/20s. If not, click here to read our last post before continuing with this second half.   The manager in this scenario experienced a moment of doubt before realizing the value they actually bring. However, quick recoveries like this one don’t always occur, creating the need for further intervention. When it comes to evaluating one’s strengths and areas for…
  • Sticky: Mid-life Management Crisis (part of the Virtual Team Comic Relief Series)

    AIM Strategies® Team
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:19 pm
    When did it happen? You had fresh ideas, a new suit, and a promising future. Then one day you woke up to a recollection of a thought, a thousand responsibilities, and a promising diet plan. Your staff speaks CSS, PHP, Ruby, XML, and a few hundred more trendy abbreviations you aren’t quite sure are related to the internet, a reality star, or an expletive; but you do know it is exhausting trying to keep up. Heck you remember mimeographs — try slipping that one into a virtual watercooler conversation and it’s death by silence.   So it happened, you’ve become the slowly aging…
  • Sticky: Virtual Team Comic Relief: Look At Me, I’m Tworking!!!

    AIM Strategies® Team
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    “Exactly when did the crazy cat lady drop off this box of kittens to manage?” you ask yourself after another epic fail to reach your virtual team. Sure you handpicked them, sure you love their energy, and sure you benefit from your global footprint, but are you asking too much for a little communication now and then? Just as you are about to take extreme measures, Michael, your friend and colleague, who served alongside you in the trenches when you were both wide-eyed junior executives, enters your office with a supportive “Dude, your frustration is palpable. What’s up?”…
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    GT L&E Blog

  • Philadelphia Employers with 10-Plus Employees Now Required to Offer Paid Sick Leave

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Written by Kelly Dobbs Bunting and Christiana L. Signs On Feb. 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a new chapter in the Philadelphia Code, “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces,” that requires employers with 10 or more employees in Philadelphia to provide paid sick time to certain workers. The ordinance takes effect on or about May 13, 2015. It is recommended that affected employers review their paid leave policies and procedures in light of the new law to assess what changes, if any, to implement before the May 2015 effective date. Continue Reading
  • Massachusetts’ Parental Leave Law to Offer Same Leave Benefits to Male and Female Employees

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Written by Terence P. McCourt and Jack S. Gearan Beginning April 7, 2015, Massachusetts employers with six or more employees will be required to provide the same benefits and protections afforded by the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act to both male and female employees, including eight weeks of job-protected leave for adoption or birth of a child. The authors of this Client Alert discuss the Parental Leave Act in detail and suggest actions Massachusetts employers should take before April to ensure that their policies and practices are compliant with the new law. Continue Reading
  • Register for Webinar: ‘Identifying and Mitigating Risks Associated with New Trends in Employment Law’

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Join Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice for a webinar discussion of how to efficiently assess and mitigate risk in the employment space in order to reduce long-term legal spending. Our attorneys will provide a high-level overview of recent federal and state developments that have increased risk exposure. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. EST Discussion Topics Include:  The intersection of the ACA and FLSA Misclassification of workers, whether to pay interns, and reducing off-the-clock work BYOD policies Paid sick leave laws and predictable work…
  • Federal Judge Vacates DOL’s New Companionship Exemption Regulations

    <a href='http://www.gtlaw.com/People/BrettTLane'>Brett Lane</a>
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    We previously wrote a Client Alert about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new regulations that were poised to eliminate the exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime provisions for certain home-health care workers. As expected, the new regulations were met with significant pushback from certain home care employers and industry associations, including a federal lawsuit led by the Home Care Association of America challenging the legality of the regulations [Home Care Association of America v. Weil, Case No. 14-cv-0967 (D.D.C.)]. That lawsuit was…
  • OSHA Updates Recording and Reporting Requirements for Injuries and Illnesses

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Written by Michael G. Murphy, P.E. Esq. Two changes to the OSHA Standard for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses went into effect Jan. 1, 2015. First, businesses that were previously exempt from the recording requirements now must record occupational injuries and illnesses shortly after they happen. Second, OSHA has added to the type of incidents that must be reported to OSHA within eight hours to include the hospitalization of one or more employees (it was three employees) and a new requirement to report any amputation or loss of an eye. This GT Alert provides further…
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    HR C-Suite

  • How to Prepare Yourself in Competitive Job Market?

    Shipra Sinha
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    It is a common scenario in Indian and multinational companies to witness youngsters as executives who are either engineering graduates or management graduates. They get into the middle or senior management level with ease and there are reasons for that. Initial Surge: High academic scores, in-depth knowledge in specialized subjects, accumulated general knowledge, exceptional IQ, […]
  • 5 Strategies HR Executives can use to Skyrocket to the C-Suite

    Stevens Stone
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    HR Executives can, at times, feel like they are “stuck in the middle of nowhere” with job prospects. While there are plenty of CMOs, CIOs, and CFOs at the C-level of an organization, there are very few CHROS (Chief Human Resources Officer). Wait you didn’t even know there was such a thing? That’s exactly my […]
  • Five HR Red Carpet Moments

    Tresha Moreland
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Its time again to watch stars with glamour and shine walk on the red carpet. Crisp tuxedos, beautiful gowns and gleaming smiles approach the red carpet with anticipation of what is yet to come. Highly visible Human Resource professionals work diligently day in and day out balancing the needs of employer and employees. Unlike celebrities we […]
  • Helping is the Most Natural Thing in the World

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On November 8, 2013 a super typhoon hit Southeast Asia.   In a region of the world comprised mostly of islands some of the hardest hit that day were the islands in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. I had the honor of being a part of the Doctors Without Borders team that went to […]
  • How to Establish a Social Recruiting Strategy

    Noel Griffith
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the most time-effective and powerful tools to aid recruiting is now social media. If you want to stay competitive you can no longer overlook this avenue, and leveraging it to your advantage needn’t be as time consuming as you may think. You will need to have active profiles on sites such as LinkedIn, […]
 
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    Compensation Cafe

  • Are You a Pay Data Exchanging Scofflaw?

    Ann Bares
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It seems innocent enough.  Just a little sharing of helpful information between trusted colleagues.  After getting pushback on engineering salary levels, you pick up the phone and call a fellow HR professional in your network whose company has similar positions and ask about their salary practices.  Naturally, in the spirit of kind reciprocity, you share back a little of what you're doing for these roles. What could be wrong? Can you say collusion?  Or illegal price-fixing?  How about wage theft? Several conversations in just the past week have reminded me that few HR professionals…
  • Influencer Networks * A Hidden Key to Recognition Program Success

    Derek Irvine
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    I know readers of Compensation Cafe know this, but let me state the obvious – compensation and recognition are very different. A raise, for example, does not count as “recognition.” But one major difference between the two not often discussed is the public nature of recognition activities vs. compensation changes. Sure the drumbeat for pay transparency has been increasing, but the likelihood of public, constant discussion along the lines of, “Hey! I just got a 5% raise for my performance last year!” seems pretty remote. Should that day somehow arrive, however, I still don’t see…
  • Be The Hero - You Can Do It

    Chuck Csizmar
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    Do you want to be admired and respected by your colleagues, recognized by senior leadership for who and what you are?  Do you want to be known throughout your universe as a go-to person, as a hero amidst the minions? Then solve a problem.  Stand up and show someone how to get things done.  Clear the pathway; support someone’s idea, save a step somewhere.  Do what it takes to cross the finish line.  It's a target-rich environment out there, so pick something. Just do it It's not hard, really.  It's a matter of thinking not so much of yourself first and foremost, but of a…
  • Put Some Teeth in Your P4P

    Dan Walter-Performensation
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Do you remember getting having your first teeth come in? I don't, but I have seen it happen and it isn't fun. Often, Pay for Performance can be a similar experience. Of course, it is required for long-term success, but while it’s happening it is painful and confusing. And, you quickly learn the process is nowhere near complete when the teeth have finally come in. Every compensation professional who has ever worked on an incentive plan has struggled long and hard with figuring out exactly what was to be accomplished, how it could be measured, what levels of achievement were good…
  • Moving In Reverse Towards the Future

    E. James (Jim) Brennan
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    There are disturbing signs that the Human Resource community is losing more of what little relevance it holds today.  Even as tradecraft veterans increasingly endorse open transparency in reward systems and recommend robust communications about compensation as the desired best practice, the consensus actual practice is moving away from that ideal. The most recent study by the global professional society that focuses on Total Rewards is depressing.  It indicates that the profession charged with the responsibility of providing effective consequences for worker behavior is not producing…
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    TriNet Blog

  • Company Wellness Programs

    Natalie Fix
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    While many of us made resolutions relating to health and wellness goals like losing weight, exercising more or quitting smoking, it is likely that most have forgotten or broken these resolutions by... Visit site for full story...
  • Effectively Managing a Performance Improvement Plan

    Natalie Fix
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Managing poor performance is the responsibility of both the employee and the manager.  To effectively manage poor performance, an employee must be accountable for their actions and managed towards... Visit site for full story...
  • I’m Turning 65 – Do I Still Need Medical Insurance From My Employer?

    Teri Lowder
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Congratulations! You have reached your Medicare eligibility age and are still employed. We hope you are still working out of choice as well as the many health and financial benefits that come with... Visit site for full story...
  • Posting to Job Boards

    Corporate Recruiting Team
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    When searching for new employees, job boards are an important tool to utilize. Making sure qualified candidates can find your open positions and easily access job descriptions and requirements is... Visit site for full story...
  • Paid Sick Leave

    Doug Riegelhuth
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    As an employer you have lots of decisions to make. Not to be overlooked is the decision about the paid time off policies that you put in place. Such policies (e.g., PTO, vacation, sick, parental... Visit site for full story...
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    Fresh Tracks » Blog

  • Team building from everyday objects

    varn media
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    When Lego meets Art (or team building) it delivers more than you’d expect. Lego fiend Nathan Sawaya has recreated and exhibited his Lego versions of great works of art around the world; but not always to critical acclaim. Is it art? Or the result of well funded self-publicity? The exhibition is hailed as accessible, fun and a creative use of an everyday object… 3 ways in which we at Fresh Tracks have been using Lego over the years to playfully help team development. To find out how Lego can inspire creativity, teamwork, planning, financial budgeting, working under pressure and…
  • 7 Lessons in Love

    varn media
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    Relationships, whether at work or at home are not always easy. As the young man in this clip shows we shouldn’t give up at the first knock back. Partnerships are powerful, they enable individuals to achieve extraordinary things. Good partnerships take persistence, the journey is rarely short. Here are some of the milestones: 1. Understand what the other wants, self-interest undermines trust. Build trust by openly sharing your goals, values and motives. 2. Identify characteristics that you admire and respect in one another. 3. Share a common purpose. 4. Think and talk long term, it makes the…
  • Only Good Behaviour Can Beat Cyber-crime

    varn media
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    80% of aircraft accidents are due to human error and cyber security breaches are no different, human behaviour is leaving the doors wide open on our information. Ask a criminal to identify targets in a crowded street and they’ll select the weak, confused and vulnerable passers-by. Cyber criminals are the same. Consequently your organisations security isn’t just reliant upon the latest firewalls. It depends more on the proper behaviour of your people. Those employees using weak passwords, being careless with their devices and assuming they are not a target are effectively giving hackers…
  • Balls to team meetings!

    varn media
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    Do you struggle to feel energised and creative when you think of your next team meeting? Do you feel that livening up the venue might help liven up your thinking? Creative agency Pearlfisher may have just the thing for you. A massive adult sized ball pool which can entertain up to 30 people at a time is open in Hammersmith, West London until 13th February 2015. Fresh Tracks have long promoted the idea of play to stimulate ideas and creativity and think that this might be just the place to come up with your next plan to conquer the world. As a bonus, it’s free to visit and for each visit a…
  • Overcoming the Networking Nightmare

    varn media
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    Your boss passes you an invitation to an industry event and suggests you go along as it could be a good networking opportunity. Andy Bound’s Networking Made Easy in 4 minutes! But the idea of entering a room of strangers conjures up one or more of the following fears: • You could get stuck with the most boring man in your industry • You will be subjected to a hard sell • You’ll be left standing alone On the upside you might: • Get a really useful industry insight • Win a new client • Begin a new business partnership • Discover what your competitors are working on •…
 
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    WordPress.com News

  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
  • A Year of Reading the World: A Q&A with Ann Morgan

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Several years ago, writer Ann Morgan noticed that she didn’t read much literature from countries outside of the United Kingdom and United States — and had yet to dive into stories from around the globe. From this realization, her blog, A Year of Reading the World, was born. You can read about Ann’s journey in her new book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, available now in the UK. (The US version, The World Between Two Covers, will be released on May 4.) I chatted with Ann about the blog-to-book journey and her experience of reading and blogging about…
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    Revelian

  • Competing for the best graduates with gamification

    Lisa Watson
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The recent Australian Financial Review report on Top 100 Graduate Employers noted the disconnect between the graduates’ view of what secures a graduate program place (academic achievement) and the range of factors employers are seeking – including ‘leadership, communication skills, problem solving and customer service…attributes.’...
  • Gamification makes the graduate recruitment journey better

    Lisa Watson
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    Perception can be a fickle thing. In a matter of seconds first impressions have started to cement opinions, or at least the boundaries of likely opinions. But we’re not referring to the opinion the recruiter or HR manager has of a specific candidate. It’s the...
  • Why graduate employers love new game-based assessment: Theme Park Hero

    Lisa Watson
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm
    A selection of graduate employers at a post AAGE Breakfast Seminar in Brisbane tested a demonstration of Revelian’s new game-based assessment for graduate recruitment –  Theme Park Hero. The game takes less than 10 minutes to complete and provides insight into candidate ability including mental agility, cognitive...
  • Best in Class SME Recruitment: Finding the right employees with gamification

    revelian_ms
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    For those in small and medium businesses, the effect and cost of hiring the wrong person can have a huge impact on the business. Business performance can take a hit, momentum can stall and the potential for intellectual property (IP) loss can cripple crucial growth...
  • 10 factors behind the best employee survey

    revelian_ms
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    “Perception is reality” While that oft-spoken quote is readily bantered about in marketing circles, it is equally true in the area of human resources and talent management. On hearing the same announcement, two employees can see that news from two different viewpoints and then behave...
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    ACT Bridge

  • Drive Engagement and Performance by Focusing on Leadership

    Kurt Ballard
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Should managers focus on engagement or performance? Is one approach better than the other? There’s a philosophical skirmish happening in the ranks of HR and Organizational Development- and many CEOs are in the dark. This struggle is directly affecting management, thereby impacting how performance reviews are conducted. One side of the discussion is “performance-oriented” and seeks to motivate teams to perform at high levels by focusing management activities on objectives, goals, and desired outcomes. Leaders in this half tend to use performance metrics as a barometer for success. On the…
  • Fixing Performance Management: Why performance management programs fail to deliver

    Kurt Ballard
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Avoiding common mistakes can help companies develop stronger more capable teams, save time and money, and boost morale. It’s that time of year again. Right about now, the annual performance evaluation season has begun. Can you hear the groans from the multitude of managers and employees facing their annual performance management cycle? Between self-appraisals and team appraisals, thousands of hours are being spent in corporate America filling out appraisals in various forms. For years, organizations have spent countless hours and money on measuring the performance of their employees. Yet,…
  • Prepare for 2015: The Year of the Job Seeker

    Kurt Ballard
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that 20% of the current workforce is at or near to retirement age. Recruitment and retention of top performers will be a high visibility priority for businesses of all sizes. Traditional hiring and development practices will not be competitive in 2015 and beyond. Adjustments in recruitment tactics should include social networking, technology-enablement, strong referral incentives, and open internship programs. The much talked about Millennial will be filling gaps left by retiring Boomers which means the workforce of 2015 will have a new set of…
  • Succession Planning: Manage Your Skills Inventory, Avoid Facing a Talent Crisis

    Kurt Ballard
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Each year, more firms are implementing inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and to have more time to focus on their customers. Yet many of these same organizations lack a systematic approach to managing their talent supply chain and inventory. Systematic succession planning is vital for organizational sustainability. Succession planning can be defined as the advancement of skills into roles that are needed. Every job can be analyzed to determine the mix of competencies, work activities, and skill levels required. Competencies represent the skills inventory of…
  • Identify Future Leadership and Successors

    Kurt Ballard
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Succession planning is often thought of exclusively at the CEO level. The Wall Street Journal and other publications frequently present stories of leadership succession, or the need for it, in well-known companies. Recent survey research reveals that only 27% of organizations believe they have competent successors ready to fill executive-level roles. What about the other roles? It’s a safe bet that most organizations are not prepared to handle succession throughout their ranks. To manage strategic talent gaps, organizations must develop deeper levels of understanding of their bench…
 
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    Online Flat Fee Recruitment

  • The History Of Recruitment

    Admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Only a week or two back we wrote a blog post here on our online recruitment blog title “Recruitment: What It Says On The Tin?” within which we defined the term recruitment and checked to see if we, as a … Continue reading →
  • 37% of Workers will be Looking for a New Role in 2015

    Ian Greensmith
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    First things first, a Happy New Year from us all at Hunt4Staff Towers.  We kick off the 2015 blog with a press release from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), which has found that more than a third of the … Continue reading →
  • How To Interview Like a Rock Star

    Nick Williams
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Guest Post By: Nick Williams Interviews can be quite a nerve-wracking experience, what with all that pressure. Given that you don’t get a second chance at making a first impression, you have to cast your nerves and general anxiousness aside and … Continue reading →
  • Is The Customer Always Right?

    Ian Greensmith
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Well, perhaps in a retail environment the old adage that ‘the customer is always right’ still holds water. Perhaps less so when one is buying a service, particularly from a highly qualified and experienced expert; be it plumber, architect, mechanic, … Continue reading →
  • Set Your Own Standards – Don’t Follow The Crowd!

    Ian Greensmith
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    My first job was as a clerk with a now-defunct leading High Street Bank. The hours were 9pm-5pm. However, not only did the books have to balance at the end of the day (so that on one particular occasion it … Continue reading →
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    DCR Workforce Blog

  • The Pros and Cons of a Freelancing Career

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Single or not, all working parents have faced the kind of troubles experienced by George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer – ‘One Fine Day’. They struggle to juggle their responsibilities to their children while trying to meet their obligations to their employers – often when under severe stress. But real life consists of many such daysRead full story...
  • Introducing Greater Flexibility in Workforce Utilization

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
    The Office of the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has just come up with a well-reasoned strategy to introduce greater workforce flexibility in scheduling clerical and mail handling work. The goal is a win-win-win for USPS, its workforce and its customers. A flexible environment is expected to improve morale, aid recruitmentRead full story...
  • H1-B Frenzy is Here – Are you Ready?

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Every year on the 1st of April, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows a fixed number of petitions for H1-B visas for the subsequent fiscal year starting on the first of October. Applicants are divided into two separate categories: regular petitions and petitions from Masters’ degree holders from American universities. The totalRead full story...
  • Understanding Unemployment in America

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.  The lament of Coleridge’s Ancient Marinerseems to be the most appropriate description of the current job market in America. According to some accounts, if all the current job vacancies were to be filled, an additional 5 million AmericansRead full story...
  • Canada Rules out the Right to a Job

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Early February saw a decision which radically alters the rights of non-unionized federal employees in Canada. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the Canadian Labor Code does not give employees in federally-regulated industries the right to a job. The court has determined that dismissals without cause are valid and just, even when there is no economicRead full story...
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    Your HR Buddy !!

  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services

    nisha.raghavan
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of the negative impacts of not having an HR department? Here is what he responded.The post HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews

    nisha.raghavan
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with the candidate ahead of time. For a job candidate, sometimes even the smallestThe post 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace

    nisha.raghavan
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’ as brand advocates to drive internal engagement. Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace Listen to the show to learn more about:The post Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
  • My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014

    nisha.raghavan
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    I took a review of my last year’s blogs to assess and find out what worked and why. It is always great information to know how I can relate to my audience and how I can serve you better.  And It helps me make some blogging strategy for this year too. My Top 10 HRThe post My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014 appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
  • Future of Work – Independent Workers

    nisha.raghavan
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – These studies reveal the story of ‘Future of work’ These independent workers, freelancers and contingentThe post Future of Work – Independent Workers appeared first on Your HR Buddy !!.
 
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    G&A Partners HR Blog

  • Strategies For Conducting A Successful Benefits Enrollment Process

    G&#38;A Partners
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The benefits enrollment process can be a daunting one for both employees and employers alike. While open enrollment (the period during which all benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to review their benefits options and make their elections for the next year) is typically conducted in mid-to-late November, the benefits enrollment process is a continuous one that really goes on all year. Each time a new full-time employee is hired, a part-time employee becomes eligible for benefits, or a current benefits-eligible employee experiences a qualifying life event, employers need to be…
  • Should You Keep HR In-House Or Outsource?

    G&#38;A Partners
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Deciding to outsource any business function to a third-party is often a difficult process for businesses. Even if they believe outsourcing will almost surely result in cost savings, business owners and executives are often hesitant to make what they see as a dramatic change to how their company operates. The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all solution or easy answer when it comes to deciding whether to outsource a business function or keep it “in-house.” Here are four questions to ask yourself when considering outsourcing HR, or any business function: Is there a real, tangible benefit…
  • Skimping On HR Now Can Cost More Later

    G&#38;A Partners
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    With recent and continued instability in oil prices, numerous businesses are feeling the all-too-familiar pinch of a tough economic situation. To compensate for current and expected losses many business owners are turning their focus inward to identify what costs they can cut to help their businesses and employees come out of this economic crunch relatively unscathed. One of the first departments to go under budget scrutiny is human resources. And while it may make sense to cut or pare down any expensive employee programs or events, businesses owners should be careful not to cut too many…
  • Three Basic Employee Benefits Best Practices

    G&#38;A Partners
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Affordable Care Act has caused several employers to reconsider their current employee benefits plans. Whether your business is just now being required to offer health insurance (as part of the employer mandate), or if you’ve always offered health insurance, it’s likely that recent events have brought your company’s benefits plans to the forefront of executive conversations. While many of those conversations have been about the intricacies of health care reform and legislation, we think this is a good time to get back to the basics of employee benefits. Here are three basic best…
  • Why Companies Outsource HR To PEOs

    G&#38;A Partners
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, almost every organization outsources some aspect of its human resources management. Even companies who have an entire staff of HR professionals on the payroll likely outsource at least one their business’ HR functions, such as payroll processing, employee onboarding or learning management. Many companies take HR outsourcing a step further by engaging professional employer organizations (PEOs) to provide comprehensive HR and administrative services. PEOs provide proven processes, expertise and advanced technology to help growing companies manage their day-to-day HR more effectively…
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    Eblin Group

  • Three Ways to Coach the Person, Not the Problem

    Scott
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Back when we were co-teaching The Flow of Coaching module at the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program, my good friend, hero and fellow Davidson College alum Frank Ball used to do a funny bit with a bottle of water. To make the point that coaches and leaders should coach people and not problems, Frank would put a bottle of water on the table in the front of the room and say, “This bottle of water represents the problem.” Then he would start coaching the bottle of water. Needless to say, he never got very far. The bottle just didn’t have that many insights on what to change or how to…
  • Mindful Mondays: What Would You Say In Your Acceptance Speech?

    Scott
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    So imagine this. You’re an Academy Awards nominee and you’ve just won a coveted Oscar. (Maybe even a super cool Lego Oscar like Oprah got.) You’ve got around 60 seconds at the podium to say what’s on your heart before the orchestra cranks it up and starts playing you off the stage. What would you say?
  • Mindful Mondays: A Lesson on Managing Your Expectations

    Scott
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    My son Brad and I spent a couple of hours at CarMax yesterday afternoon. After moving to a new apartment building without enough parking spaces for his car, he decided to sell it. He strongly prefers public transportation over driving in Los Angeles anyway so the decision to sell it was pretty easy. He had to move pretty quickly, though, because finding parking on the street around where we live is a very hit or miss proposition. The process of a private sale would have taken too long so he decided to sell it to a dealer. I went to a local CarMax with him to start the process and, within a…
  • Angela Merkel Shows Leaders How to Lean In

    Scott
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Chancellor Angela Merkel deserves to take the weekend off. As I write this, the outlines of a cease-fire in the Ukraine have been announced following an all-night negotiating session that Merkel and French President Francois Hollande mediated between the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The agreement wraps up more than a week of non-stop shuttle diplomacy on Merkel’s part that took her to Moscow, Washington and various other locations in Europe. Her schedule has left me wondering how she’s gotten any sleep.
  • Mindful Mondays: What Would Happen If You Let Go?

    Scott
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    As I've been out talking about and coaching around the book for almost 10 years, I've recognized that I stumbled on to something deeper than I realized when I was writing The Next Level back in 2005. Most people that are talented enough to reach next level scenarios in their careers are pretty good at picking things up. That's primarily a cognitive exercise of learning to do something new. The high achievers have spent most of their lives learning and mastering new skills. Picking up isn't a problem for them. The much bigger challenge is letting go.
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    The Employee Benefits Blog

  • Life Insurance is an Essential Part of Financial Planning

    Colin Bradley
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Life insurance can be an excellent way to guarantee peace of mind and safeguard your financial future. Not only can it pay off a mortgage or a child’s college expenses in the event of a breadwinner or caregiver’s death, certain policies can also build cash value that can be used for long-term care if needed.Life insurance isn’t something you just think about once and forget. Because it’s such a useful financial tool, it requires some thought and planning. First, if you want the most benefit, you have to keep the plan and not let it lapse. You may have to take a physical to enroll or…
  • Tanya Gappy Brings a Wealth of Voluntary Benefits Knowledge to the Winston Benefits Team

    Colin Bradley
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When Tanya Gappy came on board at Winston Benefits last year as an account executive, she hit the ground running. She had started with Aflac about five years ago as an independent agent, but said she felt like she had little room to grow at the benefits giant. She was looking for opportunities to grow with the changing landscape of enrollment and communication services. When we approached her, she says, it was the right opportunity at the right time. We think so, too! Firsthand Knowledge of the Power of Voluntary Benefits Tanya has firsthand experience with voluntary benefits. “When I broke…
  • Obamacare Enrollment Deadline Extended For Some

    Colin Bradley
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The federal government has extended the deadline to purchase Obamacare insurance plans by one week for those who experienced computer glitches or overly-long wait times during the days leading up to the original deadline. The new deadline for enrollment for 2015 coverage is February 22, 2015.However, some states have extended their exchange deadlines even further, some past the annual tax-filing deadline of April 15th. If you tried to obtain coverage and could not, or even if you just forgot, it may not be too late. The following articles and blog posts have more information about deadline…
  • 5 Ways You Can Help Your Employees Stick with Their Health-Related New Year's Resolutions

    Colin Bradley
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Now that we’re well into February, chances are many of your employees have already dropped some of their New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. After all, it’s easy to set a goal, but it can be difficult to stick with it -- especially if it’s unrealistic. People often set health-related goals for the new year -- and employers can help them keep them throughout the year. Here’s how. Make it a Group Effort It can be easier to stick to goals when you have support, and enlisting co-workers is one way to do that. “Encourage group weight loss or walking challenges,” says…
  • What’s the Future of Employee Wellness Programs?

    Colin Bradley
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Affordable Care Act has brought a lot of uncertainty to the benefits industry. Also raising questions: wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is questioning whether many wellness plans are truly voluntary. But, the EEOC has not issued any compliance guidelines to remedy the situation and benefits professionals are uncertain what to do going forward.Employees continue to ask for wellness benefits from their employers. This week I’ve been reading about the future of wellness programs. Here are some of the most helpful articles I’ve read: EEOC's Strange War…
 
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    Chequed » Blog

  • Ready For Spring? Spring Into Action… 

    Greg Moran
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    We are a winter-weary nation. A large part of the country has been slammed with snow and rain and for those who have not – we salute you! We are ready for spring – a time to regroup and get ready for balmier days ahead. So, what are you planning to do? Do you want to spring ahead or stay behind? We thought so… Bersin by Deloitte recently released: 10 Top Disruptive HR Technology-related Trends Poised to Reshape the Workplace and Drive Organizational Success and it appears that the HR industry is exploding with growth and innovation.   Technology trends such as mobility, big data,…
  • Hit the Easy Button

    Greg Moran
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Recruiting is often an expensive proposition, but Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley, says that there are several budget-friendly, and easy-to-implement recruiting tools that will make your life much easier. Here are a few to get you started:   Give me five. Referrals are number one in producing quality hires, and Sullivan says that this approach is the most effective. How does it work? Ask your top-performing employees to identify the top five people who they know in their field in each of these five categories: best performer, most…
  • Webinar: 6 Ways to Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic

    Chequed
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Chequed.com Partners with Fistful of Talent for Webinar – Thursday, February 26th, 2 PM EST Let’s face it—the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale. Sure, you tried to roll out the basics—time to hire, cost per hire—but all that did was put the focus on your HR/Recruiting function, not the people who actually make the final hiring decision. Flash forward 12 months since the launch of those basic recruiting metrics, and you’re bored… heck, everyone’s bored. Never fear! The FOT webinar makes it’s 2015 debut with Six Ways to Make Your…
  • Crossing the Digital Divide

    Greg Moran
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    While technology can help HR teams to gain deeper insight into potential hires, how do you get people interested in using it in the first place? Whenever a new technology is introduced, a learning curve is present. So, how do companies tackle and overcome tech challenges? The most important factor is to communicate how the change will help them in the long run. The University of Toronto has a paper, Methodology for the Introduction of New Technology in the Workplace, that suggests a few steps that should take place to ensure new technology gets off on the right foot. They are: planning,…
  • What’s Your Global Mobile Talent Acquisition Strategy?

    Greg Moran
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    According to an article by Roy Mauer for the Society for Human Resource Management, Global Mobility Increasingly Tied to Strategic Talent Management, companies today should be ready to go global. Why? Because organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management. In fact, 65 percent of top-performing companies with global mobility strategies reported a positive impact on financial performance, new business growth and talent retention,…
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    Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary | Globoforce Blog

  • What Does the Perfect Conference Look Like to You?

    Darcy Jacobsen
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    What if you and I could design a conference together? How do you think that would look? For one thing, I know it would be a fresh take on human resources and culture and leadership in the organization. It would probably also feature some of the amazing speakers and academics and authors we’ve discussed here on the blog. People talking about gratitude and giving, happiness and flow, positive psychology and creating an amazing place to work with a magnetic employer brand.  It would show, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how recognition and appreciation create fertile ground for culture to thrive.
  • A Blueprint for a More Human Workplace

    Darcy Jacobsen
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The workplace is undergoing a profound shift. I doubt that is news to anyone who reads us here, but for those who have been in the workplace as long as I have, it is still pretty stunning to see some of the recent changes. Ideas like happiness, engagement, and positive psychology have taken root in the organizational vocabulary. Companies are changing how they make decisions around human capital. Millennials are revolutionizing what all of us expect from work. What do we expect? More humanity for one. We expect to be treated as individuals. We expect to have a voice and agency in the curation…
  • Social Capital: What It Is & Why Your Employees Need It

    Darcy Jacobsen
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Would it surprise you if I told you your company will fail without social networking? It’s absolutely true though. It will. Of course, when I am talking about social networking I’m not referring to Facebook or LinkedIn. I’m talking about interpersonal connections and relationships. Social networks are as old as human society. Even older, really. They are what create community and culture and what enable us to function in groups and companies. The measure of your success in building productive social networks comes down to your level of social capital. According to social psychologist…
  • Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 2014

    Darcy Jacobsen
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    It’s been an incredible year for recognition. Or maybe I should say for the recognition of recognition! Employee appreciation seems to have finally come into its own as a way of driving results in a company—but more than that, as a way of make the experience of work more fulfilling, happy and human. It was an exciting year for us at the Globoforce blog, too. This was the year that marked the introduction of our groundbreaking Service Timelines years of service offering. We published some eye-opening new research on work friendships. We introduced a new and exciting Influencer Series at…
  • The ROI of Recognizing Service Anniversaries

    Sharlyn Lauby, Guest Blogger
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    A few weeks back, I wrote a post about service anniversaries and why they’re important. You can check out the full post here. What’s noteworthy about service anniversaries isn’t just their “feel good” importance. Yes, having someone recognize how long I’ve been with the organization is nice and it makes me feel special. But recognizing service anniversaries has a direct impact on the company. Employee engagement impacts the bottom-line. One of the reasons that companies are focused on employee engagement is because engagement is directly linked to bottom-line profits. According to…
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    Clarity Consultants

  • Use Interactive Video for Better Learning Outcomes

    bnbailey
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Thinking of using video to jazz up an online course? The perks are plentiful: behavior modeling can be shown, rather than described; moving images have emotional appeal that helps content resonate; and video’s mass appeal is apparent even among the less-than-tech-savvy. Surveys show that 91% of all internet users have visited YouTube, with about 60% of users returning to watch videos at least once a week. It’s a near-universal guarantee: people love watching videos. But in a culture of rapidly evolving technology, even the best tools can be improved upon. While videos are an increasingly…
  • Digital Badges: Do They Help or Hurt Your Online Reputation?

    bnbailey
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Digital badges are a fairly new phenomenon on the Internet. Educators (especially online universities), companies (particularly online companies) and people who work in Internet-based fields award and post digital badges as a form of accreditation in a particular specialty. When posted on a website, a digital badge attests to an individual’s skills or mastery of a subject through training, without necessarily a formal diploma or certificate. A badge on a university site signifies that the school teaches that subject. Organizations post badges to establish themselves in a niche market.
  • Enhanced Keys to Project Management

    bnbailey
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Being savvy in project management makes a big difference for corporate professionals in the learning and development environment. Understanding the keys of project management, while also understanding how technology plays an important part in the learning platform is essential. There are a number of factors that play a role in effective project management, but placing a priority on those that are often overlooked can help create a more useful and interactive platform. Pinpointing these keys and capitalizing on them will enhance project management efficiency.
  • Partnering up Gamification with eLearning

    bnbailey
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Adults like the online eLearning experience, and according to one study by the U.S. Department of Education, learners do better online than in face-to-face instruction. That’s good to know, especially when you have a group of adult workers who need to learn new skills, but you don’t want to bear the costs and time involved in classroom learning. eLearning Works Well, No Matter What the Subject The previously mentioned study did a lot of meta-analysis – using the results of other studies to find common conclusions. No matter how the online vs. face-to-face studies were conducted or…
  • Storytelling: A Creative Strategy for eLearning

    bnbailey
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    As training and eLearning modules become more prevalent and the learning spectrum evolves, new platforms and strategies for implementation have become a high priority. Learning and development needs vary with every student, and keeping up with a climate of “on-demand” instructional design can be difficult. One of the newest ways that is gaining steam in the eLearning environment is storytelling. This concept has worked well on a multi-level platform and can be adapted for any skill and comprehension level. Storytelling as an eLearning strategy can be used in a variety of ways: through…
 
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    Human Resources Software

  • Leadership Refresher

    Stephanie Reyes
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    It’s never a bad time to examine our thoughts on leadership and do a quick assessment of our own leadership beliefs and practices. Leadership by Pedro Ribeiro Simões,Flickr Recently, Michael Snyders, Human Capital Strategist with Future Focus, offered his views on management and leadership in a short refresher workshop attended by local business owners and managers.  He started by revisiting the differences between leading and managing which he distilled into the phrase “We manage things and processes. We lead people.” While this sentiment is not new and…
  • We Are All Connected

    Stephanie Reyes
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    Recently, I have co-facilitated a number of community leadership development workshops as a volunteer with a local social profit organization. One of these sessions, Systems Thinking, focuses on the interrelatedness of the many components that make up a community— from social services to utilities to resident businesses— and explores how that interdependence plays out when problems arise. Connected by Heather, Flickr Some of the connections and effects are obvious. Consider, for example, severe winter weather. We immediately understand (and experience) its effect on transportation…
  • What HR Can Learn from Effective Sales Proposals

    Stephanie Reyes
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    A sales proposal has three basic objectives. Demonstrate to prospective clients that you fully understand the issues they’re facing and that you “get” what matters to them. Persuade the prospective client that you have the expertise, competence and support to deliver an optimal solution effectively and professionally. Provide supporting evidence and a clear rationale that can serve as justification for the prospect’s decision to commit. Photo by nlst6dh, Flickr Most importantly, an effective sales proposal reflects the challenges and needs of the prospective client and…
  • Why Giving is as Important as Shipping

    Stephanie Reyes
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:49 am
    This article orginally appeared in Communitech Columns and is republished with permission. Author, Kayleigh Platz, is a storyteller and community relations manager for Communitech. Born, raised and schooled in Waterloo Region, she holds two degrees from the University of Waterloo and is interested in new media, social networks and making connections.  Joseph Fung on Why Giving is as Important as Shipping It’s that awful time of the year. Holiday bills are due. The February deep freeze has settled in. RRSP contributions need to be topped up. Communitech photo by Anthony Reinhart…
  • The Importance of Clear Signals at Work

    Stephanie Reyes
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    When Commissioner Gordon and Batman came to an understanding about the Dark Knight’s unofficial (but valued) services to the city of Gotham, they set up a simple, unambiguous bat-signal. When that beam of light and the hovering bat silhouette appeared in the sky, Batman knew he was needed immediately. In the workplace, unfortunately, signals are often much less clear. Here are three ways that signals often get muddied at work. The Indirect Ask Have you ever been guilty of an indirect ask? The indirect ask happens when someone makes a comment in hopes that it will generate a specific…
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    The Great Place to Work Blog

  • 5 Elements of a Great Workplace

    Elissa Tucker
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    That Any Leader Can Bring to LifeIt's that time of year again! No, I am not talking about March Madness or spring break. It’s almost time for the release of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, produced by Great Place to Work® Institute. Each year, I look forward to this publication.
  • The Case for A Great Workplace Starts at the Top

    Hannah Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Learning from Great CEOs at the Great Place to Work® Conference We at Great Place to Work® are often asked to explain why focusing on culture matters. This is because for more than 30 years, we have been studying the relationship between a strong culture and organizational performance. In addition, our research compiling the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List each year has resulted in further insight into these outstanding organizations, allowing us to truly understand the impact a great workplace culture can have on an organization’s overall success.
  • Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?

    China Gorman
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    An organization’s most critical assets are its employees. No one bothers to argue against that point any more. An organization’s workforce is also, however, its most expensive asset, and workforce management (the development of employees, retention of skilled talent, etc.) is consistently cited as one of the top issues facing organizations today. In a recent Aberdeen report, 60% of all organizations reported a need to improve workforce planning capabilities as a driver of their total workforce management efforts.
  • When Leaders “Pay it Forward”

    Jessica Rohman
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Building a Great Workplace through GenerosityAn important lesson we can learn from great workplaces is that employee loyalty, commitment, and productivity are all real byproducts of generosity. Whether that generosity takes the form of transparent communication, increased autonomy, an intense focus on development, or simply the gift of a leader’s attention, all are guaranteed to be wise investments in a successful employer/employee relationship. And, as evidenced year after year by the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the generous spirit that we see at great workplaces only serves to enhance…
  • Why Diverse Organizations Perform Better: Do We Still Need Evidence?

    China Gorman
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    You’ve probably heard that organizations with a focus on diversity have stronger organizational cultures – they have happier and more productive employees, and are more socially ethical than other organizations. You might have also heard that organizations with a focus on diversity perform better financially than organizations that do not invest energy in diversity programs, or in fostering a diverse workplace.
 
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    Human Resources Blog

  • How to Recruit with a Small HR Department

    Lauren Levine
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Even if your business lacks an HR department filled with skilled recruiters, you can still recruit talented employees who help your company to grow. By utilizing your current staff and getting creative with your online presence, you’re able to attract the attention of prospective team members. Here’s how to get started: Create an employee referral network Your employees are your best representatives, as they can paint a clear picture (for better or for worse!) about what it’s really like to work for you. If you want to make recruiting more of a priority, try setting up an employee…
  • 5 Reasons You Aren’t Placing More Candidates

    Julia Weeks
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    In order to be a successful recruiter, you need to make placements.  When you are failing to make placements, it’s time to take a look at what you are doing wrong and how to do a better job. There are 5 key reasons why many recruiters fail to make the placements they need in order to be successful. 1. You aren’t talking to the right people. When you are gathering the job requirements and trying to understand the types of candidates you need to search for, it is important to make sure that you are talking to the right person. Who do you speak with about the job requirements and the…
  • How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

    Lauren Levine
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a manager, you set the tone within your office, whether you realize it or not. Your behavior, your words, and your guidance have a major impact on the productivity and morale within the business. In order to encourage your employees to bring their best to work each day, keep these points in mind: Value your employees’ big picture goals While you want to be sure that each team member is doing their job to the fullest every day, realize that these people are human too. They have long-term goals and career objectives. When you take an interest in these big picture plans and make an effort…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Recruiter is Sending You the Wrong Candidates

    Julia Weeks
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When you decide to partner with a recruiter in order to fill a position, you naturally expect to receive top talent that you would not have easily found on your own. However, when your recruiter begins sending you candidates that are not on target, it’s time to figure out why you are getting the wrong candidates. 1. You are not communicating When you decided to work with a recruiter in order to fill your open position, did you have a conversation with your recruiter? If you simply told your corporate recruiter or HR lead to talk to the recruiter, then it is very likely that some of the…
  • How to Make More Effective Recruiting Calls

    Lauren Levine
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a recruiter, being good on the phone is an essential part of career success. The ability to have an engaging and productive phone conversation is a skill recruiters must hone throughout the course of their careers. If you’re looking to improve your abilities in this area, consider using some of these strategies: Think about what’s motivating the person on the other end of the phone: When you can speak to a candidate’s emotional side, you’re more likely to keep them interested during the call. What might inspire them to leave their job and pursue another position? What are they…
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    Staff Motivation Matters

  • 10 tips to improve your employee recognition scheme

    John Sylvester
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Employee recognition positively impacts on both employee productivity and employee loyalty, which is why many organisations have implemented formally structured recognition programmes. However, without care and attention recognition schemes can fade and fizzle out and as a result they don’t achieve the results HR professionals and senior leaders were expecting. So here are 10 tips […]
  • Why your sales incentives aren’t working

    John Sylvester
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Incentive schemes got a lot of bad press back n 2013, especially in the banking sector when incentives focused on sales results, which ended up with a huge number of mis-selling claims. Since then incentive schemes in many organisations were refreshed to add a focus on behaviour as well as profit, but once again incentive schemes […]
  • Creating a great place to work: a lesson from Google

    John Sylvester
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    In the Employees’ Choice Awards 2015, run by recruiter Glassdoor, Google has been recognised as the best company to work for in the UK. The results are based on anonymous feedback from employees, given to Glassdoor voluntarily via a survey of staff in organisations across the UK. The survey covers elements such as work environment, […]
  • Building Employee Trust

    John Sylvester
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    It’s well known that trust underpins good working relationships. The more employees trust their manager, and vice versa, the more they work effectively together: managers will delegate responsibility and employees will go the extra mile. Building trust is important, not just because it underpins a good working relationship, but because by building trust managers can achieve […]
  • What do employees want from their boss?

    John Sylvester
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    It’s an emotive question. There are thousands of quotes and theories on how to be a good leader but in practical terms what do all those theories and quotes really mean? If you talk to employees about what they want from their manager then it seems to be the little things that matter. Things like: Honesty […]
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    Safari Solutions

  • Four Styles to Teamwork

    Drew
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Building a strong team is what makes a business successful. Understanding and communicating with employees is what makes a team strong. Having a good blend of personalities creates a smart work environment. This is when the DISC assessment comes into play. Gather DISC reports on your team to help understand how they interact together. Team profiles focus on the strengths and potential problems the team has when encountering business objectives. The report provides how individuals and teams gain confidence about their ability to be effective in their roles and within the team as a whole. Every…
  • 3 Effective WaysTo Attract College Talent

    Drew
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Millennial graduates job hunt differently from prior generations mainly due to technology. Thus, to hire top graduates, companies must use different recruiting strategies from years past. Turn your old-fashioned hiring methods into a newly improved strategy by following these methods: Job fairs are old school. Grads are attracted to jobs through social media postings and word-of-mouth. Formal job descriptions are boring. Grads want to understand company goals, values, and cultures through a compelling web presence. Don’t play hard to get. Grads build more interest when companies…
  • 5 Reasons to Hire Recent Graduates

    Drew
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Business owners and hiring managers are often reluctant to hire inexperienced graduates as it takes a lot of time to train and mentor them. However, bringing young talent on board is advantageous in five ways. Culture – Easier to mold into your company’s culture. Affordable – Keeps salary budget low. Attitude – Eager to try new things. Perspective – New ideas are exchanged. Technology – Embrace and introduce new technology. Click here to read Safari’s recent newsletter for more information on the benefits of hiring college graduates.
  • Company Brand: What’s Yours?

    Drew
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    All companies have an employment brand.  It’s their earned reputation for how they treat their employees. A corporate brand is shaped primarily by three things: 1.  How a company actually treats its employees. 2.  What those employees say to other people about how they are being treated. 3.  What the company’s ex-workers say about how they were treated while they were employees. Assuming a candidate has no knowledge of your company, the employment branding experience begins at a candidate’s first point of contact with your company.   This is often an online job ad or your…
  • Rejected Offer – 3 Employer Responses

    Drew
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    Your perfect candidate has been found! Interviews have been successful and your top candidate appears highly interested. A job offer is extended, but is rejected. What should you do now? Encourage: Find the reason why. Make sure the candidate fully understands your opportunity. Sometimes they just need to be reassured they are making a good move. Counter back: Sweeten the pot with higher salary and benefits, more vacation time, better job title, or more advanced responsibilities. Walk away:  Sometimes the candidate knows best. Trust their decision and move on to other candidates.
 
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    Async Interview

  • How to find your HR Match

    Christopher Young
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    While you might not typically associate HR recruitment with the dating world, the similarities can be uncanny. When you’re seeking the ideal job candidate, you’re looking for more than just a bulleted list of characteristics and qualifications. Like date selections, hiring decisions often hinge on undefinable personal qualities, and these qualities are not contained in a one-page resume. Thankfully, there’s hope this year — at least for recruiters. Here’s why. A true picture of potential matches In today’s world, half of all single people have used online dating services.
  • Still Screening Job Applicants with a Phone Call? Time to Update

    Christopher Young
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The average recruiter receives 20 or so applications from potential hires every day. These resumes give an initial snapshot into future employees, but recruiters often must dive deeper into applicants to find the right fit — a task typically conducted through phone screenings. While phone interviews are much more time efficient than in-person meetings, they can still last up to 30 minutes a piece. With recruiters attempting to speak with 20 applications a day, this means they’re spending 10 hours a day on the phone with potential candidates – that’s without calculating the time…
  • 4 Easy Recruitment Fixes

    Christopher Young
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Finding the right talent for you organization can be a difficult and demanding process that is often bogged down by operational inefficiencies, rising costs, and laborious procedures. But recruitment doesn’t have to be a burden for HR teams. Instead, there are a few simple ways that companies can improve their hiring process. I recently shared insights on this topic in an article for Staffing Stream, where I listed four tips and tricks on how to improve the recruitment process. Here’s a sneak peek: Build powerful job descriptions Job postings should let candidates know what will be…
  • 3 Ways to Become the Popular Company on Campus – Without Spending a Dime

    Christopher Young
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to recruiting, having a visible presence on your target campuses is essential for attracting the outstanding students you’re excited about hiring. However, spreading awareness in your target schools can be an expensive endeavor. Strategies like creating a brand for your business and sending recruiters and interviewers for visits can come at a huge budget cost. Check out some great ideas below that will allow you to double the number of target schools you can reach without having to spend an extra dime, but there are a number of other – less expensive – ways to…
  • STEM Hiring and Digital Interviews: A Natural Fit

    Christopher Young
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Video is rapidly being integrated into a broad range of new interactions. Educational, commercial and personal interactions are all moving toward live video conversation. As human resources and talent recruiting professionals implement digital interviewing, an inevitable adjustment period will continue. There is one group of job candidates, however, who are likely to feel completely at home with digital interviewing: those seeking positions in the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and math). Here’s why digital interviewing is a uniquely great fit for these candidates:…
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    TalentPro India HR Private Limited

  • Understanding Labor Law Compliance in India [Infographic]

    TalentPro-Blogger
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Understanding the basics of Labor Laws is not just important - it is essential knowledge for companies to avoid risking legal liabilities. Regardless of big or small enterprise, timely and proactive compliance with Labor Laws is critical. Monitoring potential impacts and conforming to mandatory changes is an increasingly difficult task. 
  • Challenges Facing HR Executives [Report]

    TalentPro-Blogger
    23 Jan 2014 | 3:14 am
    Compared with the responses, HR Professionals are more concerned with developing future leaders and remaining competitive in the talent marketplace, whereas they are less concerned with finding employees in global markets and breaking down cultural barriers to create a truly global organization.
  • Global Agency Work Industry in 2011 [Report]

    TalentPro-Blogger
    7 May 2013 | 12:00 pm
    Global agency work industry continued to recover and started seeing a positive growth throughout 2011 & 2012 after the slump in the economy which started in US in 2007 and gradually the growth spread across other countries in the world according to the Ciett economic report 2013 on the Global Agency Work Industry in 2011. The upward growth in agency work industry was witnessed in other major countries as well, except Europe and Japan both of which started seeing a downfall again in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) requests Indian Govt. for Confirmation of ILO Convention 181

    TalentPro-Blogger
    23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 pm
    Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), which is a highest body of staffing companies in India (Its main aim is the growth of Indian Staffing Industry)and CIETT, International Confederation of Employment agencies has urged the government of India to adopt a regulatory framework and to reform the labor laws system to align it with the unique ‘tripartite’ feature of the flexi staffing industry through International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 181. Both the bodies hence emphasized on the ratification of ILO Convention 181 for the growth of Indian Staffing Industry at the global level in…
  • India has the potential to become the largest staffing industry in the world

    TalentPro-Blogger
    23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 pm
    Global Staffing Industry has estimated India as the one of largest markets and also says that the country has the potential to become the largest staffing industry in the world given the support from Indian govt. in ratifying certain labor laws or regulations and with the demographic edge that the country has over China in the long run. Global experience in the staffing industry emphasizes on flexi staffing which provides flexible solutions and is advantageous to both employee and the employer.
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • “What Impresses a Coach” – A Letter to Athletes on Toughness

    Sean Glaze
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    A LETTER TO ATHLETES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUGHNESS:   “Dear Player: I am glad you have worked to build skills, and skills will serve you well when you are on the floor competing against other talented athletes… but it is not skill alone that separates successful achievers from the mediocre masses. The greatest divider of players in basketball, or in business, is toughness. If you were an office manager, it would be nice to have people with terrific skills – but if you had an employee who was very skilled and experienced, but who also whined and complained or was negative or…
  • 4 Steps to Create REAL Impact at Your Next Event

    Sean Glaze
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    As a meeting professional, you want to create real impact at your event, but all too often people look back after attending a conference or an annual meeting and, even though they may have had a few nice conversations and taken a few interesting notes, feel like it was all just empty calories? Cake, or potato chips, are great examples of foods that provide empty calories – and like some conferences or meetings you may have attended, they offer very little that is really useful or nourishing. But there IS hope… You CAN ensure that your next company event delivers REAL impact.
  • What Drives Engagement and Motivates Employees?

    Sean Glaze
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    As a team leader, it is important to be aware of what drives engagement and motivates your employees and teammates. Most leaders are familiar with the 2013 Gallup poll that suggested “70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” Employee engagement has a tremendous impact on productivity, and there are a number of factors that contribute to your people feeling connected to a compelling common goal and to other people in your organization.    Below is an image,…
  • Top 20 Fun Conference Theme Ideas to Inspire Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Are you looking for fun conference theme ideas to inspire teamwork in your organization? If you are planning an annual meeting or event, one of the things you want to decide on early in your planning is a theme that will tie all of your speakers and breakout sessions and activities together under one main message.   Your speakers will appreciate having some direction when planning their comments, and your people will leave with a more clear and consistent message. So, as you begin to plan for your next gathering – whether it is for 20 people or 2,000 – consider using one of these…
  • Team Trust is Like a Three Legged Stool

    Sean Glaze
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    In virtually every aspect of your life, you can find examples of the importance of teamwork. But teamwork is built on team trust, and that trust is supported and established like the seat of a three legged stool – by three important supporting elements. The absence or weakness of any of the legs on a stool would cause the stool to fall – or at the least provide a much less comfortable and solid foundation for the seat. The three legged stool metaphor is similar to team trust resting on separate but equally important “legs.” And whether you acknowledge it or not, most every interaction…
 
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    CIPHR

  • Want To Be Popular With HR? Here’s How

    Barry
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Your HR department is probably under-appreciated and overworked, making the effort to help them do a very difficult job will earn you some new friends. By simply being aware of certain things (and using common sense) you’ll free HR’s time up to be proactively making your office a nicer place to work. Read policies (no one likes them but they’re there for a reason) You may think that internal policies are just there to make everyone’s life more complicated, but they’re not. They’re there to protect you and the business and to ensure that all employees are…
  • How To Do Everything Right In Your Career

    Barry
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Knowing about everything is obviously great for your career. Below are some great guides that will get you through your the abstract areas of your career, from tea to public speaking! The post How To Do Everything Right In Your Career appeared first on CIPHR.
  • 5 Reasons Why You Owe Your Personal Brand 100%

    Barry
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Whatever path the life of your career takes, giving 100% isn’t just something your manager says to you, it’s something that’s very important to your personal brand. You owe it to not only your employer but also yourself to be able to say that you couldn’t have done a better job at whatever you do. If you put everything you have into the things you do, then not only will your career benefit, but your personal life will too. Here are 6 reasons why you really should give 100%. 1) Because most people don’t give 100% Putting 100% effort into everything we do…
  • 7 Ways Your Phone Can Improve Your Commute

    Barry
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    For many people, the commute to and from work is ‘grey’ time where nothing much gets done and time is simply wasted. Whether it’s being a more productive employee or self improvement, there’s plenty that can be achieved while we make our way to and from the office or place of work. By spending our time waiting to reach our destination, we forget that we have a mini computer in our pocket that could be put to good use. 1) Read a book The time you spend on the train or bus is perfect for settling back and reading or listening to a book. Reading helps us to relax and…
  • A Quick Guide On How To Focus

    Barry
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    In a world full of distraction, this is how to simply focus on what you’re doing. No frills or clever ‘hacks’ just ways to get on and get things done. Music. Headphones. Genre Listening to music when working on something that requires total concentration. It’s not being anti social but with a busy office around you it’s easier to concentrate and be productive without it’s distractions. If a colleague needs to interrupt you for something important then that’s fine but it will obvious you’re working on something and giving it your full…
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    MMChr

  • IRS Reporting Requirements for Employers

    MMChr
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    In February 2015, the IRS provided guidance on the final version of forms employers are subject to in regards to the PPACA mandate.  The information will be used by the IRS to administer and individuals to show compliance with the individual shared responsibility provision. The… The post IRS Reporting Requirements for Employers appeared first on MMChr.
  • California Paid Sick Leave Requirements

    Michele O'Donnell
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    This article is a follow up to our previous articles on the new California Paid Sick Leave requirement. As effective date of July 1, 2015 fast approaches many employers still have questions about what must be offered and are wondering if their current offerings are… The post California Paid Sick Leave Requirements appeared first on MMChr.
  • Show You Care

    Charles Chatelain
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, Valentine’s Day, it is important to remember the example of give-and-take, and its support of any strong relationship.  This can be said for relationships in the workplace. Salaries, bonuses, and financial rewards aside, try and remember the last… The post Show You Care appeared first on MMChr.
  • Tying Up Loose Ends

    MMChr
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    A new year means a new beginning, and with this comes many new questions. It’s common to look back at the past to plan for the future, assuring ourselves that we will finish all our responsibilities on time and efficiently. Feel as though there are… The post Tying Up Loose Ends appeared first on MMChr.
  • 2015 Payroll Changes

    MMChr
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    As 2014 comes to an end and 2015 beginning, there are a few changes in store for employers and employees. The base earnings for Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) are going up. You can see the changes on the chart… The post 2015 Payroll Changes appeared first on MMChr.
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    HiringThing Blog

  • 4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Applicant Tracking System

    1 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The goal of a good applicant tracking system is to make your life as a recruiter easier, while helping to identify and hire the best candidates for you or your clients. There are many things to consider while reviewing a potential ATS. We’ve identified 4 of the most important areas to consider when selecting an ATS.
  • New Job Board Partner: Pure Jobs

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Hiringthing is serious about jobs and recruiting. We are committed to helping our clients get the word out about their job openings, so we are pleased to announce our recent partnership with Pure Jobs, a premier job board for job seekers and employers in multiple industry and job categories, launched in 2010.
  • Identifying Seasonal Hires You’ll Want to Keep Full Time

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Now that you put away the tinsel and trees, you might start thinking about the fate of your seasonal hires. While there was an established timeline on their employment, there might be a few people you want to keep around for the rest of the year. So how can you tell the difference between a temporary employee and a future full-time employee? Now is the time to look back on the different ways they stood out during the rush. The following are sure signs you should take note of when deciding to keep a seasonal hire on your team.
  • The Fine Art of Following up

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    So you just finished interviewing a candidate for your open position. Whether you've discovered your dream hire or immediately knew the candidate wasn't a right fit for the job, the next step is to follow up. Following up is an essential part of the hiring process and establishing great habits can make it easier for you to do. Check the following off your list next time you’re making contact after an interview
  • Organic Indeed

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Get the Scoop on Indeed’s Organic Visibility (Free) Option. At select plan levels, HiringThing offers you the option to post your active jobs to Indeed.com to reach out to Indeed’s 140 million unique visitors each month through organic visibility. We get asked a lot of questions about how this works by employers so we thought to ourselves, there’s no time like the present to share as much info as we can with our employers about how the organic visibility option for Indeed works.
 
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    HR Payroll Systems

  • Employee Collaboration, Team building, and HRIS

    Dave Rietsema
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Employee collaboration can benefit a workplace in a multitude of ways. Employees may be more engaged and content, good teams may be easier to set up for various projects, and information may flow more freely throughout the organization. HRIS can help to encourage employee collaboration by making it easy to communicate with all employees in the company, even from a remote location. HRIS Offers More Options for Employee Collaboration In the past, most employee collaboration was done in person or through e-mail. While the value of face-to-face interaction should not be underestimated, HRIS can…
  • The Power of Perks

    Dave Rietsema
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 pm
    With the greater focus on quality of life and improved work/life balance that is being seen in workplaces more and more, perks are beginning to shift from being viewed as optional extras to being viewed as a important considerations for taking or keeping a job. Many employees report that they would be willing to forego a pay raise for certain perks. There are many different kinds of perks that may be offered, the most sensible perks to offer depend on the structure of the company. Paid Time Off Most companies offer employees time off, with two to three weeks being relatively standard. Some…
  • Building a Brand From the Inside Out

    Dave Rietsema
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Whether big or small, expanding across countries or staying centralized in one area, every company is a brand with a unique image. Companies work hard to polish this brand image for the public in order to sell products, gain clients, or whatever the main goals of the company may be. What many companies overlook, however, is that the employees are an integral part of the brand image. Keeping Employees Happy Employees are a valued and trusted source of information about a company. Employees that are happy working for a company are automatically going to promote the brand as a positive entity…
  • Tips for Successful HR Goal Setting

    Dave Rietsema
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Arguably the most important function that human resources departments provide for an organization is formulating goals and then developing appropriate strategies that drive the organization towards achieving those goals. While formulating goals is a necessary function of every HR department, the process of setting goals is not always easy or successful. The following are tips that human resources professionals may consider when setting goals that can help to ensure a higher degree of success in achieving those goals. Make Sure Goals Are Clear and Specific Vague or very general goals such as…
  • What is the Role of an HR Analyst within an Organization?

    Dave Rietsema
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    For smaller companies that have an HR department of one or a few, the term “HR analyst” probably isn’t familiar. However, as the company grows, it can be helpful for the few existing HR professionals to have a general understanding of how to delegate the many responsibilities of the HR department-this is where the HR analyst position comes in. When HR departments begin to grow and expand, the HR analyst position is one position that is paramount to the operation. This is often one of the first positions that is added to the team when the HR department gets to a point where some of the…
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    Social Recruiting Blog

  • 3 Things NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Losing your job is tough. However, some people seem to make it even tougher on themselves. When you’ve lost a job you want to take positive, effective actions that will help you get a new job fast. You certainly don’t want to do things that are going to extend the amount of time you are away from work. Here are 3 things some people do that only make their situation worse after losing a job. 1. Post some hate online. Someone who feels slighted after being fired may feel he can even things up by posting negative comments online about his supervisor or the company. This behavior…
  • everybodyontheinternet: On February 26, the FCC is going to...

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    everybodyontheinternet: On February 26, the FCC is going to decide if the internet should stay free and fair, or if it should be handed over to the cable companies.You don’t want them to pick the cable companies. Join everybody on the internet to help the FCC do the right thing. Gotta do this
  • Job search news and notes.

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Job search news and notes.
  • Jobmaster for iOS is the Definitive Job Board Directory

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    CareerCloud is proud to launch Jobmaster for iOS users. The app, which is free is a database of almost 1,000 job sits from around world organized by country, niche and state (U.S.). Users can browse any site from within the app. It makes your job search more efficient. Both recruiters and job seekers will find it useful.Download on iTunes or learn more.
  • Summary Sunday: Many Crazy Ways To Stand Out - Career Sherpa

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Summary Sunday: Many Crazy Ways To Stand Out - Career Sherpa: If you want to stand out, be remembered, and get hired then maybe, just maybe, you can learn a thing or two from these posts.Thanks to @careersherpa for the awesome tips and mention.
 
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    HRE Daily

  • The Push for Gender Wage Equality

    David Shadovitz
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    On the heels of Patricia Arquette’s call for wage equality at last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Arjuna Capital issued a press release yesterday referencing Arquette’s remarks and calling attention to eBay’s decision to oppose the wealth-management firm’s gender-pay-transparency proposal. Could proposals like this one be a preview of things to come? I would think many HR leaders probably hope they won’t be. Here are some specifics from the Arjuna’s release … “eBay’s Board has committed to publicly oppose a shareholder proposal filed by Arjuna Capital ……
  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    Andrew McIlvaine
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    It’s tough to be a good listener in the workplace these days — even if you consider listening one of your strengths. That’s according to #ListenLearnLead, a new survey out from Accenture today based on responses from 3,600 professionals from 30 countries. Nearly all of the respondents (96 percent) consider themselves to be “good listeners,” yet 98 percent report that they spend part of their workday multitasking and 64 percent say that listening “has become significantly more difficult in today’s digital workplace.” Interestingly, though,…
  • A ‘Smarter’ Look at Transparency

    Michael J. O'Brien
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Here’s an interesting twist of business-world irony: While a  company’s culture of transparency may help increase accountability, collaboration, knowledge sharing, innovation and productivity, it can also undermine it. At least that’s the view being espoused by Harvard Business School’s Ethan Bernstein in a piece that recently appeared on the Wall Street Journal site. Bernstein, an assistant professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the Harvard Business School, writes that quantity should never trump quality when it comes to how an organization…
  • FMLA Update Redefines ‘Spouse’

    Mark McGraw
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    And the reverberations of the United States v. Windsor decision continue to be felt. The U.S. Department of Labor announced yesterday that workers in legal, same-sex marriages—regardless of where they live—will now have the same rights as those in opposite-sex marriages to federal job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a spouse with a serious health condition. The announcement comes not quite nine months after the DOL issued a proposed rule to change the FMLA’s definition of “spouse” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision. That June…
  • Making Workplace Meditation Work

    Kristen Frasch
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mindfulness appears to be alive and well in Fort Collins, Colo. Or at the Fort Collins Housing Authority anyway. Just before the holidays, I came across this release about the FCHA completing a month-long mindfulness program for its staff.  Seems the organization’s top leaders took its annual wellness survey seriously when a common complaint came back suggesting improvements in work/life balance and health and general well-being were needed. In the words of FCHA Chief Executive Officer Julie Brewen: “We are committed to implementing new programs for the health and…
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  • Want To Be Popular With HR? Here’s How

    Barry
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Your HR department is probably under-appreciated and overworked, making the effort to help them do a very difficult job will earn you some new friends. By simply being aware of certain things (and using common sense) you’ll free HR’s time up to be proactively making your office a nicer place to work. Read policies (no one likes them but they’re there for a reason) You may think that internal policies are just there to make everyone’s life more complicated, but they’re not. They’re there to protect you and the business and to ensure that all employees are…
  • How To Do Everything Right In Your Career

    Barry
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Knowing about everything is obviously great for your career. Below are some great guides that will get you through your the abstract areas of your career, from tea to public speaking! The post How To Do Everything Right In Your Career appeared first on CIPHR.
  • 5 Reasons Why You Owe Your Personal Brand 100%

    Barry
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Whatever path the life of your career takes, giving 100% isn’t just something your manager says to you, it’s something that’s very important to your personal brand. You owe it to not only your employer but also yourself to be able to say that you couldn’t have done a better job at whatever you do. If you put everything you have into the things you do, then not only will your career benefit, but your personal life will too. Here are 6 reasons why you really should give 100%. 1) Because most people don’t give 100% Putting 100% effort into everything we do…
  • 7 Ways Your Phone Can Improve Your Commute

    Barry
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    For many people, the commute to and from work is ‘grey’ time where nothing much gets done and time is simply wasted. Whether it’s being a more productive employee or self improvement, there’s plenty that can be achieved while we make our way to and from the office or place of work. By spending our time waiting to reach our destination, we forget that we have a mini computer in our pocket that could be put to good use. 1) Read a book The time you spend on the train or bus is perfect for settling back and reading or listening to a book. Reading helps us to relax and…
  • A Quick Guide On How To Focus

    Barry
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    In a world full of distraction, this is how to simply focus on what you’re doing. No frills or clever ‘hacks’ just ways to get on and get things done. Music. Headphones. Genre Listening to music when working on something that requires total concentration. It’s not being anti social but with a busy office around you it’s easier to concentrate and be productive without it’s distractions. If a colleague needs to interrupt you for something important then that’s fine but it will obvious you’re working on something and giving it your full…
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Aligning Different Perspectives: Blue-and-black or White-and-gold?

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Our office is abuzz with comparisons of whether the dress is white-and-gold or blue-and-black. People are debating. How can you not see what I see? They keep showing each other, in case things have changed since the last time they looked at it. It seems everyone wants someone to get on the same side with […] The post Aligning Different Perspectives: Blue-and-black or White-and-gold? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Bamboo Love: Our Favorite Customer Quotes from February

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    It’s that time again—when the end of the month rolls around and I get to gather quotes from our happy customers. Although February is the shortest month of the year, there was no shortage of happy customers. At BambooHR, we LOVE making our customers happy! Here are some of our favorite customer quotes for February: · “We […] The post Bamboo Love: Our Favorite Customer Quotes from February appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Getting the Most Value from your Healthcare Plan [ACA Series]

    Jeana Quigley
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    You might find it surprising that healthcare is not a riveting topic of conversation amongst your employees. You may have even noticed their eyes glazing over when you’ve explained details about their healthcare plan in the past. But have you noticed how much more interesting it becomes when there’s an issue? When they come to you […] The post Getting the Most Value from your Healthcare Plan [ACA Series] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Setting Employees Up for Success

    Jeana Quigley
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Don’t you love it when you find a golden employee? You know, one who is a hard worker and passionate about the job. You envision them going far. In recruiting, we love to see when one of our hires turns into a golden employee. It makes us feel like golden recruiters! You want to do […] The post Setting Employees Up for Success appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
 
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    The Pachera Group

  • Top of Your Game

    Vikki Pachera
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
      2015 is proving to be one of the most competitive, tightest technology job markets in history.  Being at the very top of your game in recruiting is the only way to win. 1.  Work incredibly hard, dig deep:  companies have to find talent, it’s not coming to you, so forget about posting, Ziprecruiter and other gimmicks based on yesterday’s recruiting model.  Eveyone is identifiable today–find who you want and go after them.  Be prepared to spend an enormous amount of highly focused time on this. 2.  Create a compelling experience:  ensure the front desk is warm and…
  • Now more than ever, time is of the essence!

    Bill Firing
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Yes, it’s true that it’s rarely been as challenging in identifying and capturing the interest of top talent as it is today. The challenge is compounded when you consider how time-challenged companies and hiring manager are in following through in landing talent. Yet, without a well-honed plan for interviewing and vetting candidates in a timely manner, the best candidates will lose interest and move on quickly. I hear this often with top talent. When they see delays in feedback or long gaps between interview steps, they can be quick to (often incorrectly) presume that the company doesn’t…
  • Now more than ever, time is of the essence!

    Bill Firing
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Yes, it’s true that it’s rarely been as challenging in identifying and capturing the interest of top talent as it is today.  The challenge is compounded when you consider how time-challenged companies and hiring manager are in following through in landing talent. Yet, without a well-honed plan for interviewing and vetting candidates in a timely manner, the best candidates will lose interest and move on quickly. I hear this often with top talent.  When they see delays in feedback or long gaps between interview steps, they can be quick to (often incorrectly) presume that the company…
  • Recruiting Strategy Matters

    Gwen Moore
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    In Silicon Valley 2014 has seen a level of competition for talent not experienced in years.  The wealth of opportunity has created a buyer’s market with top talent receiving upwards of 10 requests a week to consider a ‘great new role with an innovative company’. Peel that back and you often find some of those requests are from multiple recruiters sourcing for the same role, for the same company.  Using agencies to augment your recruiting efforts is a valuable component of your overall strategy, but how you engage and utilize agencies needs to change. There is no margin for error in a…
  • Dating Tips for Interviewing

    Bill Firing
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been said that the process of interviewing and accessing an opportunity is much like dating.  Both parties are getting to know each other and deciding on coupling their professional endeavors for a period of time. Here a four key reminders for candidates: First impressions are king.  Not matter the role, don’t underestimate the need to be liked.  Your resume will talk to your skills and experiences, but it’s your personal engagement style that will say “I like this person and I want work with them.” Passion.  Don’t be afraid to genuinely demonstrate your interest and…
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  • GK Quiz for 28 February 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    GK Quiz for today :- 1. To build and implement the Andhra Pradesh Enterprise Architecture Programme, Andhra Pradesh signed an agreement with which company ? 2. Who awarded with Doctorate of Automative Engineering by Clemson University, South Carolina, USA ? 3. Name the six Indian women who placed in Forbes Asia’s 50 Power Business Women List ? 4. Who is the CEO of ICICI Bank Ltd. ? 5.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Facts about Union Budget in India

    Ramandeep Singh
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    Facts about Union Budget 1) First budget in India was presented on 7th April 1860 by James Wilson East India Company 2) First Budget of independent India was presented on 26th November 1947 by R. K Shanmukham chetty 3) First budget of republic India was presented on 28th Feb 1950 by John Mathai 4) Morarji desai has presented the budget maximum number of times (10 ) and he is the only person... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Union Budget 2015 - A Budget for Big Corporations

    Ramandeep Singh
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Today Finance minster Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget. There was nothing for common man. Yoga exempted from Service tax and corporate tax reduced to 25%. So it is a win-win situation for Ambani's, Adani's and Yog guru Ramdev. It was a budget for "Big Corporates". There was nothing special for "Middle Class Aam Aadmi" who was expecting revision in tax slabs and 80C limit. I don't really... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 28 February

    Ramandeep Singh
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Current Affairs Update for today :- Former CM of Haryana Hukam Singh diedHukam Singh, the former Chief Minister of Haryana, died on 26th February 2015. He was remained Chief Minister of Haryana in the year 1990-91 (total 248 days).  IBM Corporation tied-up with Tech Mahindra Ltd.IBM Corporation tied-up with Tech Mahindra Ltd. on 23rd February 2015 to accelerate Global Hybrid Cloud... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GK Quiz for 27 February 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    GK Quiz for today :- 1. 3rd Tortoise Festival organized on 21st February 2015 in which State of India ? 2. Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for which crime ? 3. Which is the most prestigious literary honour in India ? 4. Who awarded with Jnanpith Award 2014 ? 5. The first meeting of NITI Aayog was held on ? 6. What is the full form of ASEAN ? 7. Who is the President of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind

    Mike Morrison
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    The Four Intelligences of the business mind – by Valeh Nazemoff   This is a short (115 page) book, but it packs some powerful punches. The first truly practical business book applying learning from neuroscience to everyday business. Across seven chapters Nazemoff takes us on a fast paced journey: Your brain, mind and business transformation […] The post The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #256 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Some Fun for a Friday Office Cartoon I’m not married to my job. I’m waiting for the company to throw me a big expensive wedding!   If you like our fun Friday office cartoon please share with your colleagues or social network. Office based cartoons, funnies or humor can help to communicate important messages or […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #256 #ff appeared first on .
  • Freelance – Five Golden Rules to Consider as a Consultant

    Mike Morrison
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Thinking of going freelance as a consultant? I spend a lot of my marketing time on the LinkedIn platform. I find the groups particularly valuable. Today I commented on a group discussion, and it led me to thinking about the golden rules for freelancing or consulting. As an experienced business adviser and a freelance consultant. […] The post Freelance – Five Golden Rules to Consider as a Consultant appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #255 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Office Cartoon Every minute here feels like an hour. Every hour feels like a day. Every day feels like a week. I don’t think a time management seminar can fix that.     Office based cartoons, funnies or humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening way. see more office […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #255 #ff appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #254 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
      The hard part was finding a wrist watch that tells time in dog years. Office based cartoons, funnies or humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening way. see more office humor   Tweets by @RapidBI See some of our products to help develop your people and your business: […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #254 #ff appeared first on .
 
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  • Soaring Offshore Costs & Diminishing Returns

    Parinita Bahadur
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Author: Gaurav Bahadur More than 90% of Offshore Costs account for Compensation and Benefits Having a profitable offshore development center is a dream come true of every entrepreneur. With cost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stop being Aggressive and be Assertive

    Parinita Bahadur
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Author: Antony Xavier I am sure you would have come across many such incidents in real life. There was this person called Mr. Sam who joined the organization through Campus Placement; he was very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You are a CEO - Take Ownership

    Parinita Bahadur
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Author: Nishit Lal What if someone says “You are a CEO”! Would you believe him! You might think that “I am a middle class man or woman working for a corporation from nine to five, I have a small... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Top 7 HR Challenges

    Parinita Bahadur
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    Author: Antony Xavier There can be many challenges that an HR manager has to face. Here are the top 7 Challenges that HR Manager has to face in today's situation. ♦ Attracting, Recruiting and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    DATIS Blog

  • The Critical Importance of Making Time for Yourself

    DATIS Guest
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    This DATIS blog article, “The Critical Importance of Making Time for Yourself“, was originally posted by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on February 9th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. If there’s one thing we consistently fail at as leaders and professionals, it’s living a...
  • The Way We Work is Changing

    MJ Craig
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    In our current business environment- the only thing constant is change. Inevitably and irrefutably, the way we work is changing. There are no more 9-5’s and no more cubicle walls to maintain departmental silos. Organizations today are made up of...
  • The Essential Trait for Overcoming Challenges

    DATIS Guest
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    This DATIS blog article, “The Essential Trait for Overcoming Challenges” was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. Like it or not, we face many challenges in life. That’s why you need a trait that can help...
  • Dreamweaver- Leading With The Futuristic Strength

    DATIS Guest
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    THIS DATIS BLOG ARTICLE, “DREAMWEAVER-LEADING WITH THE FUTURISTIC STRENGTH“, WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED BY ALEXSYS THOMPSON, LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP, IN DECEMBER 2014, AND WAS REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION. Pragmatism is great, but it has its place and limitations. Unlike some of your peers, stories of the past...
  • Top HR Pain Points

    Carley Donovan
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Human resources is an ever-evolving business function. Workforce challenges and technology are two of the major drivers for the changes. With change comes the decision to add more resources, or focus on streamlining tasks to increase productivity. FinancialForce has conducted...
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    Employee Engagement Blog

  • 10 Windows Phone Business Apps you must have

    Grace
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    The Android and the iOS lead the way in mobile technology with some people relying on the BlackBerry. However, the Windows Phone has made its way into many people’s hands, offering them rich business-centric apps. At the same time, users of the Windows phone do realize how time-consuming it can be to pick useful apps from the app store. Below are some of the best Windows phone business apps for you to make your selection from. GoToMeeting Timecard CamCard Novell iPrint Office Remote CalendarPro Hurt Locker Translator Pro Money Manager getHired BullseyeEngagement is a leading global…
  • Creative Traits that Employees Possess

    Grace
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Businesses are always on the lookout for creative individuals to join them because these sorts of individuals have the ability to think differently and be innovative. This often leads to coming up with solutions that can cut company expenses and produce new kinds of products and services, amid a range of other benefits. Communication Skills In the process of looking for creative individuals, employers look out for particular traits that they know will benefit them and their organization. To start with, communication skills are a pre-requisite, as with these skills it’s rather difficult to…
  • Develop your Employees with Bullseye Succession Planning Software

    Grace
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Succession planning is a process that comprises identification and developing internal people (employees in an organization) who possess the potential to assume key business leadership positions. Succession planning improves individuals’ skills and leverages their experience so that they geared to assume key roles as and when they are available. Key Principles of Succession Planning Software The three main principles of succession planning include: Identifying, Engaging, and Retaining people with the best skills in your organization. This helps to maximize business Impact. While there are…
  • The Best Jobs of 2015 – US News

    Grace
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    Picking a job can be a matter of personal taste, and ideally, you’d want to choose the job of your choice. Doing so means that working daily will not really feel like work when you love doing what you do. However, some of us will try and balance out what we love doing with what pays well, offers decent benefits and a sustainable career. Some individuals use these points to plan their higher education. Some people opt for the medical profession is because of the better pay and sustainability that come along with this profession. As a Dentist, for example, the median salary is around:…
  • Successful Entrepreneurs are Generally Good Employees

    Grace
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Entrepreneurs are all those who are innovators and they are never afraid to take calculated risks for making things happen. This instinct that an entrepreneur is born with may not be infused in average staff. Therefore, it will be much more effective to place an entrepreneur on your staff as opposed to trying to instill entrepreneurial habits in non-entrepreneurial workforce. However, perhaps there are few staff members that might possess certain core traits that can make them great candidates for being entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial Traits Make an Employee a Highly Valued Asset for Any…
 
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    Reward Gateway Blog

  • 4 steps to creating Champions: How to get your workforce to do your employee communications for you.

    Bekkie Wetz
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    There is an epidemic in HR. The amount of important information you have to get across to employees is intensifying. From legal information to getting the most out of your existing benefits, the priorities are constantly shifting and your important information is battling against an ever-increasingly noisy workplace.Your emails compete with never-ending junk emails, your messages can be lost against the shouts from other departments, your clients, your partners, your co-workers, your friends, your vet, your dentist, your… You get the picture. Is it your job to get certain messages out…
  • Think Global: How video can help unify company culture.

    Alex Bailey
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    With a growing workforce across an increasing number of locations, it’s really important to us at Reward Gateway to have a unified company culture. We now have 6 offices in 5 countries, and with new people joining us every week, we need to work hard not to lose the family feeling that has driven us this far.It’s a challenge that much of our client base will be facing too; the challenge of creating fair and equal benefits for employees in different locations. It’s even harder too, to create a singular company culture across such a wide range of places with different geography, weather,…
  • Why it’s not enough just to pay someone a basic salary.

    Perdie Alder
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’ has become a popular tool in the business world for understanding what drives ultimate happiness. We all know that people just want to feel fulfilled, (what Maslow terms self-actualisation) and if they feel happy and confident enough in their jobs, they will become loyal, hardworking advocates of their organisation. As a business, you need to consider what you can do to facilitate your people’s drive to achieve self-actualisation, and it’s not all about a basic salary.Don’t get me wrong, having a basic salary is very…
  • 9 iconic brands who celebrated their birthdays and how it influenced company culture.

    Charlie Lofthouse
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    This week we celebrated our 9th birthday at Reward Gateway, marking the beginning of our tenth year in business. That’s right, our fantastic #RGDecade has begun! Where has the time gone? We thought it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with our staff, our customers, and to look back and reflect on how far we’ve come.Here are some of our favourite examples of how the world’s biggest brands have marked their special occasion, and the impact it had for their brands. 1. Celebrate your birthday through the power and beauty of your own product.Apple celebrated the 30th…
  • Jetpacks, aliens and holograms. Why gimmicky employee communication doesn’t work for your workforce.

    Lisa Turnbull
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    One of my friends owns a t-shirt I like that has a funny slogan on it. It reads “This was supposed to be the future. Where is my jetpack.” It’s a daft joke relating to the sci-fi we watched as kids, the idea of the type of tech we would have in “the future,” technology that would change our worlds.Like lots of of people, I watched excitedly at the reveal of the Microsoft HoloLens last week and for the first time in a while I experienced some of that wonder and excitement we used to feel as kids. In essence what Microsoft have done is to create a set of cordless smart glasses that…
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    Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management

  • 7 things that your organization can do to show employee appreciation

    Team Ceridian
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    At most organizations human capital management is about a whole lot more than just setting schedules, handling payroll and taking care of other HCM logistics. In an effort to keep employees satisfied and engaged over the long haul companies need to show their employees genuine appreciation. If you let the staff know that you care […]
  • 3 ways to strengthen human capital management with a performance management tool

    Team Ceridian
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    By Deb LaMere, Vice President of Employee Engagement at Ceridian. As companies seek to improve their human capital management strategies, one thing they need to do is constantly take the pulse of their employees’ performance. In order to make optimal decisions about how to handle your staff, you have to have all the specifics on […]
  • How is digital transforming The Buyer’s Journey?

    Howard Tarnoff
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    by Howard Tarnoff, Senior Vice President, Ceridian. I recently participated in a Constellation Research panel discussion entitled How Does Digital Transform the Customer Experience? If you are a customer experience aficionado like me, you’ll appreciate the panel’s comments. If not mine, then definitely those of my peers on the panel: Dan Steinman, Chief Customer Officer […]
  • Predictable Scheduling: Helping People-focused Organizations like the YMCA

    Team Ceridian
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    By Tom Vines, Director of Customer Success at Ceridian.  In all of industry, one of my favorites constitutes all those organizations out there that strive to help people. Many fall under the category of nonprofit. Others are for-profit entities. Regardless, they share a mission: Their raison d’être—their reason for being—is to spread goodwill, to be […]
  • 4 ways to improve employee engagement by focusing on new hires

    Team Ceridian
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    One of the primary goals of HR leaders at organizations everywhere is to maximize employee engagement. If people are fully engaged with their jobs, they’ll find it easier to focus, stay productive and stick with their current positions for a long time. Many still struggle, though, with precisely how they can increase engagement among their […]
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  • HR Admin for a Franchise

    Mindy Flanigan
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Since we are a premium supplied to the IFA and are in Vegas for this year’s convention, we decided to tailor these week’s blog on HR for franchising. Once a small business franchise has filled all of the positions that are considered “standard” within day-to-day operations, it is likely the business has moved from grow […]
  • 1099 Made Simple, Less Risk

    Mindy Flanigan
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    It is almost TOO easy to make this mistake.  And sadly it is one that small business owners and untrained managers make too often, without realizing the liability that a back payroll tax audit. It only takes one government agency, such as a state unemployment agency to tell you “sorry, there are actually an employee […]
  • Ready to Hire HR Support? Traits to Consider Before Making a Choice

    Mindy Flanigan
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    The definition of an effective human resource employee or representative has evolved over many years. HR management functions, once just an extension of payroll, had been viewed as having little value. As business owners took a hard look at cost of employment law liability and turnover, HR transformed from “non-essential” to a valuable strategic tool […]
  • The Value of Performance Reviews

    Mindy Flanigan
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    A Low Cost Way To Motivate Have you committed to completing annual reviews, but failed to follow through? This could be a big mistake, particularly if you wish to retain above average performers. Failure to officially review the performance of your employees sends a message that you don’t care about their contributions. Costing you and […]
  • Managing 101

    Mindy Flanigan
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Recent surveys indicate that 70% of employees say the worst thing about their job is their boss. That means 70% of employees are far less productive than they could be, which directly affects a company’s P&L. How are you filling open management positions? Do your job descriptions define what you are looking for? The section […]
 
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    Potknox Blog

  • Wasted Time in the Workplace (Infographic)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:28 am
    Unfortunately for many businesses around the world, the need to use social media as part of an overall marketing strategy is undeniable. Why it’s unfortunate is that not only does a lot of the effort go unnoticed, a lot of that same effort is an elaborate cover up for a lot of time that is actually just being wasted. Employers sometimes makes concessions for their employees, excusing worrying signs of inactivity as a well deserved break, or the sign of a comfortable work environment. The question remains, though; how much is this wastage of time costing us? The folks over at TimeDoctor…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (2)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
      The second interview in our HR Trends Series was with Upasana Nath, Chief Recruitment Officer – Zomato. With experience in Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Google and now Zomato, Upasana has worked in various types of organisations, giving her a unique perspective of the many sides of the coin. In her short and crisp interview with us, she talks about the rise of start up culture and its impact on demand and supply of talent in the HR equation of the new world. How long have you been working in the field of HR? I’ve been in the field of recruiting for over 2…
  • How To Use Texting To Secure Top Talent

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    90% of recruiters believe text messaging helped enhance their communication with candidates. However, a report recently released by our friends over at recruiting software comparison site Software Advice  revealed that only 12% of job seekers like to be contacted via text message by recruiters, and that they never prefer a text over a phone call or email. In the context of this severe disconnect, it’s absolutely essential we look into how recruiters can better utilize text messages to communicate with candidates. Missing out on great talent just because we misrepresented the…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (1)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    A lot of exciting things are happening in the world of HR Technology. Since the easiest and most entertaining way to learn anything is to talk to people and garner knowledge and insights from their experiences, we recently launched an interview series in this very same spirit of innovation. We will be talking to HR Professionals across a range of industries to ascertain what they think will happen differently in the coming year, how things have changed over time, and what they themselves feel could improve.  Our first interview was with Kritika Nagpal, Manager – Leadership, Learning and…
  • How To Future Proof Your Career

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    The superstitious have a habit of referring to a horoscope before moving forward with their daily lives. Managers generally look at facts and figures before making a decision. Generals prefer studying intelligence reports before making their move. Why? Simply because they realise that they need to know what they are dealing beforehand, to allow them to take appropriate measures when the time comes. Our friends at Ayers have come up with an infographic that suggests what the employment scenario could be like in the future, based on solid analytics from trusted sources. This infographic gives…
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    Rikka Brandon - Recruiting & Hiring Expert

  • 3 Ways To Be An Inspirational Leader

    Rikka
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is a guest post by Tamara Anderson. I met Noel a few years ago. We were celebrating my grandma’s 96th birthday at the Good Samaritan Center in Arthur, ND. There were about 40 family members in the room. My grandma was sitting off to the side of the room surrounded by loved ones. And from across the room, I could see how overwhelming all this activity was for her. In walks Noel to check on my grandma. She was one of my grandma’s caregivers. What was probably just a routine part of her day turned into something special. She walked over to my grandma, knelt down in front of her, took…
  • Why I Love Taking Assessments (And How They Make Me A Better Leader)

    Rikka
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here are a few things I know about myself: I’m high-energy. I thrive on change. I can be (very) direct. Sometimes I talk over people. I didn’t learn these things from the comment section of my grade-school report card or because a friend diplomatically pointed them out. I learned them by clicking boxes in a variety of  assessments. Why you should use assessments We’re all a little fascinated with the inner workings of our own brains, right? I mean, there’s a reason those ‘Which Disney Character Are You?” online self assessments are so popular! Luckily for us, those personality…
  • Being the Owner vs. The Manager

    Rikka
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Is it weird if I tell you that I’m a natural born manager/owner/boss? I realize that’s the sort of thing we’re supposed to pretend we don’t know about ourselves. We’re expected to demure and self-depricate when people compliment us on our leadership skills but if you ask my three siblings they’ll gladly tell you that I’ve been leading and bossing from the moment I could talk. But there are different kinds of leading and as someone who’s been both a manager and an owner (who hit a million in sales before my thirtieth birthday!) I can tell you that they’re very different, with…
  • How To Hire Top Talent With a Less-than-Awesome Benefits Package

    Rikka
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In a perfect world, every position would be accompanied by an amazing benefits package. Full healthcare, dental, four weeks (or more!) of paid vacation, on-site childcare, and a company cafeteria staffed with Le Cordon Bleu-trained chefs. You’d tell your candidates about the on-site gym and the free weekly shoulder massages and they’d fall all over themselves to sign on the dotted line. Sadly, this is not a perfect world and you may be trying to fill positions with a poor or nearly-non-existent benefits package. How can you make lack of benefits sound not-terrible? I’m so glad you…
  • How To Deal With Toxic Employees In 6 Easy-ish Steps

    Rikka
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
      If you’re alive and you’ve ever worked with fellow humans, chances are you’ve had a Coworker Who Sucked. Ashley in Marketing who spread malicious gossip. Brad in Accounting whose passive aggressive emails gave you migraines from eye rolling. Michael in IT who would fall asleep at his desk every afternoon. Even perfectly lovely, usually competent employees have their ups and downs. Few of us are at our best when we’re going through a divorce, dealing with family issues, or struggling with a serious illness. So what’s a manager to do? Of course, addressing toxic behavior is…
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    Ottawa Employment Lawyers - Vey Willetts LLP

  • Resignation regrets: Employee’s failure to provide reasonable notice of departure costs him $56,116.11

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    When employers think of reasonable notice, they tend to be concerned with whether sufficient notice of dismissal is provided by the employer to the employee. However, an important subject that garners far less attention is what notice a departing employee must provide to the employer. The duty to provide reasonable notice of resignation is one implied by the common law. It has no equivalent in Ontario employment law legislation, such as the statutory notice employers are obliged to provide (at a minimum) when dismissing an employee. Regardless, whether through popular convention of television…
  • Q&A: The Employee’s Duty to Mitigate Loss

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Mitigation is a legal concept and can be difficult to understand. With this in mind, this article seeks to lay out clearly what the duty to mitigate requires and what it may mean for you. Q. What is the ‘Duty to Mitigate Loss’? A. The Duty to Mitigate Loss is an obligation put on all former employees who claim wrongful dismissal. It requires that any individual who loses his or her job seek alternative comparable employment as soon as possible. As the purpose of reasonable notice of dismissal is to help tide over workers until they can find re-employment, the Duty to Mitigate…
  • Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrant Employees

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Earlier this month we spoke at Hire Immigrants Ottawa’s Working Group Meetings to employers from a broad range of sectors to provide practical information on a number of issues: Canadian work experience, the duty to accommodate, dealing with over-qualification and the use of unpaid internships. A better understanding of these issues allows employers both to mitigate liability and avoid missing out on hiring and retaining qualified immigrant employees. If you wish to learn more about these topics, please take a look at our PowerPoint presentation: Hire-Immigrants-Ottawa-Presentation If…
  • Crime at work: The sometimes criminal consequences of workplace misconduct

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Misconduct at work is typically met with discipline or, if particularly bad, perhaps dismissal. There are occasions, however, where employee misconduct will also merit criminal charges. One such high profile example is R. v. Cole where Mr. Cole, a high school teacher, was found to have stored nude and semi-nude photos of an underage female student on his work-provided laptop. Mr. Cole lost his job and was charged with possession of child pornography. A more recent criminal case that was borne out of workplace misconduct, and resulted in termination and criminal charges, is R. v. Dewan. This…
  • Is Your Severance Package Fair?

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    If you are a non-unionized employee and lose your job in Ontario, you are entitled to fair severance. What constitutes a fair severance package depends on the terms of your employment. If you do not have a written employment contract, you are entitled to ‘Common Law Reasonable Notice’ (see below). If you do have a written employment contract, depending on its wording your entitlement to severance will fall into one of 3 camps: The minimum amounts provided under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA“); Common Law Reasonable Notice; or An amount specified in your…
 
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    Innovation

  • Managing The Reinvention Of Work: Social, Mobile, Analytics, And Cloud

    Meghan M. Biro
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I’m here in Viva Las Vegas taking part in the IBM InterConnect #IBMinterconnect conference. It has got me thinking about how mobile and the cloud are transforming talent management and the world of work. Big thoughts for sure. Corporate culture undergone a major mindset shift: from real space to virtual space, wow to innovation. We get the power of analytics. We see data as a precious resource that just happens to seem, right now, infinite with possibilities. How big is the cloud? It’s a great question. But more relevant to all this that we get the shift in perspective: what we thought…
  • Get Ready For The Fastest Technology On Ice

    Ryan Somers
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The NHL has been the premier league for professional ice hockey for 98 years, and fan passion is as deeply rooted as the league itself. In the business of sports you can never have too many fans. So leagues and franchises alike are using technology to grow their fan base. The NHL, for example, recently conducted a series of design thinking workshops to revamp its statistics experience on NHL.com. The intent of this exercise? To increase fan engagement and to deepen fan loyalty through technology innovation. Empowering fans with simple analytics Known as the fastest game on ice with very short…
  • Procurement 2015: The Evolution Continues

    SAP.info
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Welcome to the Virtual Enterprise, and a new era for procurement. Procurement is evolving from service to a function. Here are six predictions for this transformation in 2015. Business is different today. The rise of globalization, outsourcing, and rapidly changing market dynamics have prompted companies to adopt more variable operating models to maximize agility and minimize risks. Businesses are more dependent upon external suppliers, talent, and partners than ever to do everything from product innovation to manufacturing to distribution and customer service. And a growing portion of their…
  • Why You Need Human Data For Real Customer Engagement

    On Marketing, Contributor
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    by Ernan Roman, president of Ernan Roman Direct Marketing and an expert on customer-experience innovation A cataclysmic shift is occurring in B2B and B2C marketing. Customers are ignoring generic messaging and demanding personalized and relevant communications based on their individual preferences. Based on research findings, the good news is that customers and prospects are willing to provide personal or business information in exchange for more personalized offers, communications and experiences. Marketers must meet these consumer demands by transitioning from impersonal transaction-based…
  • This Week In Tech: Net Neutrality, HP Dives, Lenovo Is Hacked, Apple Pays Out, And Amazon Hires Up

    Jen Cohen Crompton
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    This week HP took a beating and Lenovo experienced some more website troubles. Also, we saw Apple take a loss in a lawsuit and Amazon hiring from the political world. Here’s what happened, this week in tech. 1. Net Neutrality Lives…For Now. This past Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to implement the highly debated net neutrality rules, which were proposed to ensure Internet service providers treat all content equally, rather than a “pay-to-play” structure that could potentially favor those with deep pockets. The ruling was happily accepted by…
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    WinterWyman Blog

  • 11 Signs Your Job Interview is Going Well

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Devony Coley - Senior Principal Consultant, Human Resources Search Finding a job Interviewing tips for job seekers Job search advice You’ve prepped extensively and feel you’re ready for anything that might be thrown your way. You enter the office – butterflies fluttering – and nervously sit down across the desk from the hiring manager. The interview begins and you start to navigate your way through the discussion. All the while, a nagging thought tugs at the back of your mind, “How am I doing?”It’s always difficult to know for sure, but here are 11 signs your job interview is…
  • Six Resume Mistakes a Recruiter Hates to See You Make

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Frank Dadah - Managing Director, Accounting, Finance & Administrative Contract Staffing Finding a job Job search advice Personal branding Resumes Working with recruiters Your resume generally gets about 30 seconds of attention the first time it’s reviewed. You need to take full advantage of that half minute to ensure you move on in the hiring process. As a recruiter, I review resumes every day. In my experience, here are six serious mistakes that will get yours quickly tossed into the reject pile.Too LengthyKeep in mind someone in HR is likely facing a mountain of resumes…
  • Three Tips You Need to Know for Saving a Bad Interview

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Tracy Cashman - Senior Vice President / Partner, Information Technology Search Finding a job Interviewing tips for job seekers Job search advice You got yourself an interview for an exciting job opportunity, but during the meeting you feel things aren’t going quite right.  How can you quickly assess the situation and turn the interview back in your favor? Follow these three tips for saving a bad interview.The scenario - The interviewer is unprepared or noticeably distracted. There could be many reasons for this:He didn’t have time to review your resume in advance of your…
  • Contract vs. Permanent Job Interviews: The Differences You Need to Know

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Jaritza Cortes - Staffing Manager, Accounting, Finance & Administrative Contract Staffing Contracting Finding a job Interviewing tips for job seekers Negotiating salaries Working with recruiters There are common practices when preparing for any job interview. For example, you should always research the company, prepare questions for the interviewer and present yourself professionally. You also need to be ready for the standard “strengths and weaknesses” and “dealing with a difficult situations” questions you’ll likely be asked. Following up on all interviews with a thank you…
  • Press Release: Freedman, MacDermott, Schade and Spriano Promoted to Partner

    Elizabeth Spayne
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    by WinterWyman WinterWyman Waltham, Massachusetts (February 4, 2015)—WinterWyman recently announced the promotion of four employees to Partner:Glenn Freedman, now Partner of the firm's Search division specializing in Accounting and Finance; formerly Manager of Talent DevelopmentKris MacDermott, now Partner of the firm's Technology Contract Staffing division; formerly Principal Account Manager of the same divisionDoug Schade, now Partner of the firm's Software Technology Search division; formerly Principal Consultant of the same divisionKaty Spriano, now Partner of the…
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    Official blog of MyRefers.com

  • 6 qualities of a product manager to look for

    Lalit Bhagia
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The role of a product manager is like a potter who needs to make his craft on different wheels at the same time. Within an organization, he incorporates several responsibilities and hence needs to have […] The post 6 qualities of a product manager to look for appeared first on Official blog of MyRefers.com.
  • 9 skills for making a successful career

    Lalit Bhagia
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:46 pm
    A great and successful career is a dream of every employee. But the competitive world out there is unforgiving and finding a great job and creating a successful career requires some key skills. Traditionally, entrepreneurs […] The post 9 skills for making a successful career appeared first on Official blog of MyRefers.com.
  • Top 7 Workplace Trends of 2014

    Lalit Bhagia
    29 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    What defined the traditional workplace in the year 2014? Innovation scaling new heights, fun at work, and increased emphasis on employee's development, read on to discover many such trends that broke the stereotypes of the traditional workplace in 2014. The post Top 7 Workplace Trends of 2014 appeared first on Official blog of MyRefers.com.
  • 10 quick tips to improve efficiency at work

    Lalit Bhagia
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    It’s the holiday season approaching! Now don’t take us wrong when we say “season”, even if you have a single day off from work on Christmas, it’s worth celebrating! But do you find yourself constantly […] The post 10 quick tips to improve efficiency at work appeared first on Official blog of MyRefers.com.
  • Innovative ways of hiring today

    Lalit Bhagia
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    Hiring has become a cumbersome process in modern times. With the rise in the number of people applying for jobs and the vast multitude of candidates waiting to get hired. The whole process of hiring has to be revamped in order to keep up with the modern times. The old school approach of let's interview a thousand and select ten doesn't work anymore! Read on. The post Innovative ways of hiring today appeared first on Official blog of MyRefers.com.
 
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    The HRIS World

  • FREE NewToHR Webinar Wed 11-Mar: Lauren Gander – Introduction to HRIS

    Garrett O'Brien
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Our Executive Board member Nicole LeMaire, founder of New To HR, is rolling out her schedule for free webinars, held bi-weekly at 4 pm London time (GMT 0:00). Feel free to share any or all of these great webinar topics and their well known speakers via your online and offline network. This post will be republished weekly as a reminder as well as posted permanently on our Events page… March 11th — Lauren DeFilippo Gander, New York Introduction To HRIS The goal of HRIS is to merge the different parts of HR- including payroll, labor…
  • Nicole LeMaire to Speak at HR Tech Europe 2015 London

    Garrett O'Brien
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    The latest content from The HRIS World blank 10 weeks 9 weeks 8 weeks 7 weeks 6 weeks 5 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks If you have ever had to struggle to get a task done and have only met one set back after another, then you know what Nicole Le Maire has been through in the past 6 months. With the new year, those days are behind her and she’s been stirring up the pot quite a bit! Bi-Weekly Webinars If you haven’t caught her bi-weekly webinars, we highly recommend you do so – you can keep updated on her full line by clicking here, or click the funky lady with…
  • Classroom Etiquette You Shouldn’t Take to the Workplace

    Katheryn Rivas
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    The latest content from The HRIS World We all know that there is some form of classroom etiquette we shouldn’t take to the workplace. In college, you might have been able to go to class 20 minutes late and take a little nap in the back of the lecture auditorium without getting kicked out of class. However, plenty are aware that if you repeat that same behavior in the professional world, you’ll surely get the ax. This is nothing new. But did you know that there are additional traits—the very same traits that helped you earn A’s in your classes—that may just very well give…
  • Less Than 5 Weeks to HR Tech Europe 2015 London!

    Garrett O'Brien
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Editor’s note: This post was written originally by Saída Ayupova of HRN Europe and appeared in the January blog for HR Tech Europe. Only the timeline has been changed. We are less than 5 weeks away from HR Tech Europe 2015, the fastest growing HR event in the world. On the 24th-25th of March, the HR community will gather at ExCeL London for two days of networking, learning and meetings. This is not an HR event. This is The HR event of the season. Allow me to present my case. Below is a list of arguments, which is by no mean exhaustive, but a limit…
  • What is The True Cost of Employee Turnover?

    Andrew Lisa
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Considered a “non-value budget item,” employee turnover is expensive, but it buys you nothing. There are all kinds of ways that high turnover puts financial pressure on a business, but in many cases, the real cost can’t be measured by the bookkeeper. Here is why it is vital to keep employees happy so they keep coming back… Too many employees coming and going breeds instability and cripples budgets. What are the Costs of High Turnover? There are tangible, dollar-amount costs to high turnover. Paying a temp while you search for a…
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