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  • Keeping in touch with your maternity population

    Complinet HR
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Employers have always been uncertain about the level of contact to maintain with an employee during maternity leave, with the result that in 2007 a specific provision was inserted in the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations that confirmed that reasonable contact was acceptable.
  • The hidden business benefits of fantasy football

    Evil HR Lady
    Evil HR Lady
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Football! The real kind, with shoulder pads and helmets and touchdowns. Americans love it. We watch and we cheer and cry over our favorite team’s ups and downs. And we fantasize over it — big time. In the countless fantasy football leagues that have sprung in recent years, players act as team managers who get to pick their own teams out of the ranks of real football players. The statistics from each player’s real weekly statistics are used to determine who won each each week. It’s all harmless fun, except in one respect: time. Career services firm Challenger, Gray…
  • The Power of the Employee Referral [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    Blake McCammon
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, the employee referral is key to high rentention. Over the past five years there has been nothing but hard […]
  • For The Fourth Time – TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500ı5000 List

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    HR Vendor News
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    STATESVILLE, N.C., August 20, 2014 – For the fourth time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine. With an extraordinary growth rate of 134%, TharpeRobbins remains on the exclusive list of top 5000 fastest growing companies in North America. TharpeRobbins was previously on the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013. “We are honored to be included in this distinguished list for a fourth time,” says Brett Tharpe, CEO of TharpeRobbins. “Our continued growth is fueled by…
  • Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000

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    HR Vendor News
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Accurate Background No. 2956 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy–America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. “Accurate Background is honored to be recognized on the prestigious…
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    Blogging4Jobs

  • Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 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 WORKPLACE BLOGS OF THE WEEK Manager Wants to Buy Underwear For Employees: This post is a couple weeks old, but addresses an awkward workplace issue where a boss ends up wanting to buy and approve underwear choices for his employee. Read More. Why Transparency Is Important For Courting Great…
  • Take Charge of Your Career as a Freshman

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Welcome to college!  Believe it or not, your first year of college is the best time to begin your career planning and preparation. If you are an upper class student, make today the day you begin!  Either way, it makes sense to write down some specific career goals for your four years of college. Pursuing internships and other experiences that match with your academic and career interests should be a significant element of your plan. Nancy Bilmes, the Director of the Center for Career Development at UConn, makes the following recommendation: “Do two or three high quality internships during…
  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends in HR

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Human Resource professionals are people pleasers.  We want people to like us and truly never want to disappoint anyone.   We take on tasks and pile more than we should on our plate. When we say: “Yes” to everyone, we often disappoint more than we please.   The truth?  We aren’t super human.  We all have lives.  We have lives outside of work.  We become stressed.  We become anxious.  We get burned out. Why do we do this to ourselves?  Why do we constantly burden ourselves and try to do something we can’t.  We KNOW we can’t; yet we still say, “Yes”. We all want to…
  • Office Chairs Kill Creativity… And Your Employees

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Chairs have been a part of office life for hundreds of years. What has changed though, is the shear number of hours we are spending in them every day. Then we spend more time on the couch when we get home doing further damage. All this sitting increases employee health care costs and at the same time, sitting in chairs has been found to reduce creativity and interactivity in group activities. This one-two punch to a company’s profitability can be countered with some focused redesigning of the office layout and change to the classic desk and chair workstations. Your employees will live…
  • What the Future of HR is NOT and Why That’s Important

    jessica@xceptionalhr.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    My friend Paul Hebert gives me a good-natured ribbing about the fact that I write about the “future” and give presentations on it too. He will ask me about my crystal ball and what it is telling me today. I know he is joking with me, but many people do look at futurists as seers, sages or soothsayers, much like Johnny Carson used to introduce his character Carnac. As a writer on ‘futurist’ subjects around human resources I am not trying to tell you what the future will be, I cannot do that, nor will I pretend to do so. Certainly there are themes or trends that point to certain things…
 
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    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century

  • How to Really Lower Your Time to Fill & Open Job Vacancies

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellSourceCon reported that job vacancies in the United States are now in excess of 25 days. This is the longest time to fill numbers we have seen since 2001. Personally, I find this number extremely low. I expected much higher as organizations are struggling with voluntary turnover. With the economy improving, employees are leaving companies in greater numbers. They are looking for new opportunities for their career as well as leadership and employee development opportunities. Companies abandoned these activities during the recession and have been slow to adopt due to…
  • The Candidate Relationship Trumps Everything

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellGood job seekers do their homework. They research and develop a list of companies they would enjoy working. Recruiters have an opportunity to establish relationships with these highly sought after and qualified job seekers focusing on resources, engagement and value long before the job posting is advertised. When good talent finds a company (or list of companies) they want to work for they’ll start building relationships with the recruiters. Whether their dream job is open or not, they understand the importance of the relationship. As a recruiter a job seeker…
  • Why Transparency Is Important For Courting Great Talent

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellEarly on in my career, I experienced a hiring manager who lied and withheld the truth in order to fill his/her job openings. He painted a picture of a workplace that was far from the truth. He told the candidates little white lies filled with flexible schedules, time off requests and development opportunities. In the new world of technology powered by the Internet and accelerated by our mobile device, there are no secrets. Employers can no longer hide behind closed doors ignoring their little white lies and mistakes. The key to hiring great talent is by being…
  • 4 Untapped Talent Pools to Build Great Talent Pipelines Today

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellAs I mentioned in my curation series, building those relationships and value is the key to a great employment brand as well as a great relationship with your current employee population and team. Curating content is not just about job resources for the ideal candidate and the standard employment video you are posting on the company YouTube channel, customized and unique content is the key to tapping into those great talent pipelines to begin sourcing and filling those openings you have today. Untapped talent pools are those pools that your competitors and yourself…
  • How Candidate Access Has Transformed HR & Recruiting

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellIn the old days, candidates went into the interview process blindly. The companies hiring were the keepers of the information. We blindly accepted their job offer. Took their word in most cases and used our friends, family and the grapevine to help us vet the company and the job opportunity. The Internet particularly a job seeker’s use of mobile has transformed not just how we look for a job but absolutely everything. Using the performance of now candidates, job seekers and employees have real time access to information literally at their fingertips to make a…
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    Career Hub

  • Sleuthy the Spider and Your Job Search

    billiesucher
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Yesterday morning was foggy outside, overcast and in the 70’s – a great day for taking a long walk which is exactly what we did. This time, I grabbed my phone – not the digital camera -- as I have...
  • Don't Let the Coming Tsunami Sink Your Job Prospects!

    Jean Cummings
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A couple of years ago, I reported that the number of contractors (consultants/self-employed persons) in the workforce was 23-30% of the total workforce. I did a double take when I read that Payscale.com predicts that contract workers will be HALF...
  • Rethinking Your Thinking About Job Search

    billiesucher
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow." ~ Dodinsky As a job seeker, have...
  • Check Out This Checklist Before You Head Off to College

    billiesucher
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss Sending your son...
  • Who Lands a Whopping 42% of New Jobs?!

    Jean Cummings
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Image attribution: tlnt.com We've been following CareerCrossroads' Source of Hire Survey findings over the past few years. The most recent report in 2013 yields some surprising results and interesting trends. The authors, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler, begin their report...
 
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  • 'Structure change' in the works for Louisville Chase operations

    Braden Lammers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    There has been a lot of chatter about changes in the works in the wealth-management and private-banking segment of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Louisville operation. I reached a company spokesman, and he didn't do much to clear things up. "We announced yesterday that we are changing the way we are covering some of the market, no different than the framework that’s been in place forever, but it does impact some people on the ground," said Jeffrey Lyttle, senior vice president and head of community engagement…
  • Police probe laptop theft at VC firm Kleiner Perkins

    Sarah Drake
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is drawing a lot of attention today not because of a new venture-funding round. Police are investigating an incident involving the theft of laptops, monitors and a docking station stolen from the firm in July, Bloomberg reported. Tim Brackett, a sergeant with the Menlo Park Police Department, where the firm is based, said the incident happened between July 18 and July 21. In an Aug. 13 letter to New Hampshire's attorney general's office, Kleiner Perkins' General…
  • Share your 'Ice Bucket Challenge' moments

    Leslie Collins
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" has morphed into a social media craze, and Kansas City has now dived into the icy challenge. We've personally witnessed a number of local CEOs getting drenched, along with their employees, and challenge other companies and bigwigs in the metro. Since taking off in late July, the national challenge has helped raise $41.8 million for ALS research. So, now we're challenging you, our readers, to send us your videos and photos showing Kansas City-area companies and organizations…
  • Manufacturing jobs growing again in Sacramento

    Allen Young
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Sacramento region has added 2,400 manufacturing jobs during the first seven months of this year, compared to a net loss of 600 jobs during 2013, according to data from the Employment Development Department. The regional gains, which average about 400 jobs each month this year, arrive at a time when overall manufacturing is leaving the state of California, according to EDD data. No company has publicized a large round of openings. But the region is home to more than 1,200 manufacturing companies,…
  • Workers' comp insurance rates expected to decline

    Brian Bandell
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Workers’ compensation insurance rates could decline in 2015 for the first time in four years. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) proposed a 2.5 percent decline in workers’ comp rates effective Jan. 1. The rate filing said there have been fewer losses and claims. The decrease would vary by industry: 3.2 percent for manufacturing, 2.9 percent for contracting, 2.6 percent for goods and services, 2.4 percent for miscellaneous and 1.3 percent for office and clerical. It’s subject…
 
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    HR Vendor News

  • For The Fourth Time – TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500ı5000 List

    HR Vendor News
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    STATESVILLE, N.C., August 20, 2014 – For the fourth time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine. With an extraordinary growth rate of 134%, TharpeRobbins remains on the exclusive list of top 5000 fastest growing companies in North America. TharpeRobbins was previously on the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013. “We are honored to be included in this distinguished list for a fourth time,” says Brett Tharpe, CEO of TharpeRobbins. “Our continued growth is fueled by…
  • Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000

    HR Vendor News
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Accurate Background No. 2956 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy–America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. “Accurate Background is honored to be recognized on the prestigious…
  • New XpertHR Report Helps Companies Deal with “Vaping” Debate

    HR Vendor News
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    New Providence, NJ (August 21, 2014) — With the rise in popularity of e-cigarette devices, employers must decide what, if anything, should be done about e-cigarettes when they are brought into the workplace. Should employers ban e-cigarettes to prevent co-workers from coming into second-hand contact with the vapor? Or, should they allow vaping, which might cut down on the number of smoking breaks and encourage employees to quit cigarettes? In its new report, http://www.xperthr.com/pages/e-cigarette-policy-toolkit [E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: A Policy Toolkit to Manage This New Risk],…
  • Healthcare Background Screening Firm PreCheck, Inc. Makes Inc. 5000 For Second Consecutive Year

    HR Vendor News
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Houston, Texas – August 21, 2014 PreCheck, Inc., a background screening and credentialing firm specializing in the healthcare industry, earns the position of 4390 on the 2014 Inc. 5000, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy, America’s independent entrepreneurs. This represents PreCheck’s second consecutive entry on the exclusive list, which ranks companies based on their percentage of revenue growth over the past three years. PreCheck has exclusively…
  • Profiles International Offers Managers Tips on Employee Engagement

    HR Vendor News
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Waco, TX. August 19, 2014 -Talent management solutions provider, Profiles International, releases fresh content on employee engagement with, “Easily Execute Employee Engagement,” a collection of quick tips to help human resource professionals and managers keep their people engaged. “Whether people realize it or not, the lack of employee engagement is astonishing. Gallup cited employee engagement at roughly 30 percent of all employees, there should be more focus on this topic within companies,” said Michael Wilk, vice president of corporate marketing at Profiles…
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  • Framily

    Laurie Ruettimann
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    This has been the travel week from hell, but it was worth it. I spent time with friends. (I mean real friends who exist in real life.) We sat in cars and talked about life. We sat in parks and watched squirrels. I had dinner with kids. We visited shopping malls, sat at dingy restaurants, and talked about stupid shit like report cards, first communion and the rising cost of college. It was great. Social media fools me into thinking that I have an extended network of friends and family who will rally to my side if I need anything. I do — sorta — but if you’re like me,…
  • I Want a Therapy Dog

    Laurie Ruettimann
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I travel for a living. I’ve been on planes since I was 25 years old. When I see people walking through airports with therapy dogs, I roll my eyes. You better be a veteran with PTSD or I’m calling bullshit on your small, adorable animal. Except I keep having these horrible experiences at airports, and it’s killing me. I am starting to understand why people have those therapy dogs. Long delays and computer systems that don’t talk to one another. Storms that strand me in small towns — hundreds of miles away from major hubs — without many options to get home.
  • Racist HR People

    Laurie Ruettimann
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Facebook brings out the worst in all of us, including me. I lived in St. Louis for seven years. My first HR job was at Leaf Candy Company. We made Switzer, Good & Plenty and Chuckles. It was a busy and vibrant factory, later featured in a Michael Moore movie when Hershey USA purchased the brands and killed those union jobs by moving production to Mexico thanks to Bill Clinton, Al Gore and NAFTA. (It was all so confusing.) The factory was located on the north side of St. Louis. We recruited heavily from North County. I saw some pretty fucked up stuff during my short time at the plant.
  • Being a Cop is Probably the Worst Job in America

    Laurie Ruettimann
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Being a cop is probably the worst job in America. I am not writing this as a woman who is immersed in research and policy. (Clearly.) I’m writing this because I know a ton of cops — family, childhood friends, former colleagues who quit jobs in IT and HR and became cops — and the job sounds awful. I have heard thousands of cop stories in my lifetime, and I’ve come to believe one thing in my life: You don’t call the police when you have a lot of options. If you have to get a cop involved, it’s probably too late. And that’s part of the problem.
  • Employee Engagement and Women

    Laurie Ruettimann
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    My friend, Don MacPherson, is awesome. Don is the founder and president of a company called Modern Survey – but who cares about his job? I count my blessings that our paths crossed back in 2011. He is a smart guy with a big heart who accepts my idiosyncrasies and encourages me to do better in life. I always wonder — what the hell does he get in return? I send him postcards and text messages. That’s pretty much all I have to offer. He likes me, anyway. Don called me to tell me about his latest employee engagement research report. If you know me, you know that I’m…
 
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    Ask a Manager

  • dealing with callers who want short-notice appointments with my boss

    Ask a Manager
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    A reader writes: I have a question about accommodating requests for appointments on short notice. I know every executive assistant says this, but my boss is very busy. I receive requests, sometimes only a day or two before, for her to attend a meeting or conference call that cannot be accommodated because her schedule is booked solid. The president’s assistant taught me to follow my apologetic response with, “The more notice that we have for future meetings, the better able we will be to accommodate your requests.” However, people sometimes seem to think that my boss can bow out of her…
  • open thread – August 22, 2014

    Ask a Manager
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s the Friday open thread. This post is for work-related discussions only. Please hold anything off topic for the free-for-all open thread that’s coming this Sunday. 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. open thread – August 22, 2014 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.
  • my boss won’t let me floss at work, leaving during the busiest time of year, and more

    Ask a Manager
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My manager won’t let me floss at work My manager has forbidden flossing in the bathroom at work, even in a stall! Her office has a view of the hallway to the bathroom. When she sees me, she comes out of her office to see if I’m holding floss, or follows me to the bathroom to make sure I’m not flossing. I’ve tried telling her that I have to floss for medical reasons (I have periodontal disease), but she doesn’t believe me because I have “pretty white teeth” (1. I have nice teeth because I take…
  • I was a test subject in a counseling session at work and now I regret it

    Ask a Manager
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    A reader writes: I’m a entry-level development officer at a small graduate school. Our school houses, among other programs, a counselor education department. Yesterday was an important day in the counselor ed. department. The new class of counselors-in-training had their first hands-on counseling experience, which involved meeting with some (paid) volunteers for half-hour sessions. 30 minutes before the counseling sessions were supposed to begin, one of the volunteers backed out. The program administrator scrambled to find a replacement but was unable to do so. When I heard about the…
  • are you giving your employees enough feedback?

    Ask a Manager
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’re a manager, I can tell you with almost total certainty that you don’t give your team members enough feedback. I say this because the vast majority of managers don’t, so you’re not alone. At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about the three categories of managers who don’t give enough feedback and questions to ask yourself to figure out which type you might be. You can read it here. are you giving your employees enough feedback? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.
 
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    Compensation Force

  • Retention and Rewards: The Double Edged Sword

    Ann Bares
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Employee retention is a double edged sword.  According to Merriam Webster, in addition to being a sword with two sharp edges, this is defined as something that can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. That's about right. Or, as John Sumser of the HRExaminer puts it: “Why do we have layoffs?” Because the retention programs work too well. The idea that great people  should be retained in their jobs for a long time is the exact opposite of growth and innovation. Retention breeds seniority and bureaucracy. Innovation requires youth and inexperience. For too long, too many…
  • Early 2015 Salary Increase Budget Data Released

    Ann Bares
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    WorldatWork has released high level results from its 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey, for which it received a total of 5,252 submissions. Select results presented below. For additional information, please go directly to WorldatWork's release here.
  • Comparable Worth Article the Top Viewed for 2014?

    Ann Bares
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    According to WorldatWork's Alison Avalos, who puts out a regular column called "What Your Colleagues Are Reading", the 2010 workspan piece on Comparable Worth written by me, Paul Weatherhead and my Compensation Cafe cohort Jim Brennan is the top viewed article for 2014, so far. What's up with that, I wonder?  Is gender equity suddenly that big a topic among compensation professionals? I remember, back when it was published (and given a cover feature), a local colleague and friend asked me "why would you even write about that?"  Because it was a topic that…
  • Sign-On and Retention Bonuses Reach All-Time High

    Ann Bares
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    The use of sign-on and retention bonuses appears to be at an all-time high, according to a recently released WorldatWork survey on Bonus Programs and Practices.  The research, which highlights the practices of 713 organizational participants, is the fifth iteration of a series that dates back to 2001. Among other things (like the volatility of today's labor market), these findings tell us that an increasing proportion of the reward dollars needed to attract and retain talent are being channeled into things other than fixed base salaries. Take a look at these trend lines.  Note in…
  • Are Trends Converging to (Finally) End Merit Pay?

    Ann Bares
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    There are a number of movements afoot in the world of work that promise to impact the way we pay people.  Two in particular may well converge to provide the final straw that breaks the back of merit pay. Let's begin with Exhibit 1: The "Open Salaries" Movement.  Pay transparency is coming. While it is unlikely that we will reach a point where every organization opens up all compensation information for every employee, I believe that the momentum and spirit behind the pay transparency movement will lead many employers to eventually embrace it, drawing back the curtain to…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Make Sexual Harassment at Your Office Stop

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    When everyone laughs at a dirty joke, you probably don’t think anything of it. After all, every television show you’ve ever seen shows the office as the correct place for sexually charged humor. But your office isn’t The Office and someone who habitually tells dirty jokes can create what is called a “hostile environment.” Even if everyone is laughing, someone may still be offended, and that’s the legal standard. If a reasonable person could be and is offended, you’ve just crossed into sexual harassment. You need to ensure this doesn’t…
  • The hidden business benefits of fantasy football

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Football! The real kind, with shoulder pads and helmets and touchdowns. Americans love it. We watch and we cheer and cry over our favorite team’s ups and downs. And we fantasize over it — big time. In the countless fantasy football leagues that have sprung in recent years, players act as team managers who get to pick their own teams out of the ranks of real football players. The statistics from each player’s real weekly statistics are used to determine who won each each week. It’s all harmless fun, except in one respect: time. Career services firm Challenger, Gray…
  • So many job openings, but so hard to get hired

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    The Labor Department just released statistics that show that job openings in June are at a 13-year high. But while hiring is also up, it’s not nearly at the levels that the job openings are. For job-hunters, the disconnect can be frustrating and painful. What’s going on, and how can you get around this? Not all jobs posted will be filled. Sometimes businesses post jobs with no intention of actually filling them. They’re looking for applicants to put in their files so that they have a supply of candidates when a job does open up. Sometimes, positions are posted, but then…
  • Evil HR Lady Enters the 21st Century

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    I now have an EHRL Facebook Page! Although I’d like to say it’s going to be dramatic and cutting edge and blah, blah, blah, it’s mostly going to be links to the stuff I write. But that is dramatic and cutting edge, right? Anyway, go like the page and the posts will show up in your timeline! Evil HR Lady’s Facebook Page  
  • 10 ways to boost your earning power

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    The Federal Reserve Bank released a survey recently that showed one-fourth of U.S. families are just getting by. If you’re in one of these families, you know how difficult it can be. The “how to save money” articles don’t seem to help much, as they give great ideas like, “Make your own coffee and stop buying it at Starbucks every day!” If you could afford expensive coffee every day, you wouldn’t truly be living on the edge. You’d just be really bad with money, therefore putting yourself willingly on the financial edge. The advice you need is…
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    Fistful of Talent

  • Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

    Kathy Rapp
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    It’s August. Europe is on holiday. I’m just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking vacations than Americans.  This should not be news to anyone. In fact, I’d say most everyone is better at taking time off than those of us in the states. The article talks about lack of job security, stronger unions and our messed up cultural norms about working being the primary reasons we suck at relaxing. While there are elements of truth to those examples, I’d pin it back on being a leader. Leadership…
  • Interviewing With Truth Serum. If Only.

    RJ Morris
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hiring managers are busy people, and every last one of them wants an easier way to interview. However, I coach executives that there is no real way to simplify one of the most complex and important things a leader can do—attract, interview, select and add a human being to their team of human beings. It is, in fact, an exercise fraught with danger. Humans lie, exaggerate, distance themselves from their faults and exaggerate their talents. It happens. We all do it. Hiring managers and candidates. Humor me for a few paragraphs. What if we as interviewers could break through the candidate BS…
  • The CYA Report E66: Announcing Resignations [PODCAST]

    Cara Lucas
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Welcome to The CYA Report, Ep. 66! This is a very special episode, or rather, RANT. We think you’ll likey. This episode features some folks you might know—fellow FOT bloggers, Tim Sackett and Dawn Burke—on Announcing Resignations. Tim and Dawn talk with host, Kris Dunn, and discuss why and how organizations send straight-up weak-@$$ resignations for employees who are already one foot out the door. Really?! Waxing-poetic resignation emails? Those go out for the folks who quit. The future-endeavors email? It goes out for the ones who got canned. The question is… do we…
  • Steve Boese shares CHART OF THE DAY: The Shrinking American Vacation

    Steve Boese
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Today’s chart is perfectly timed for me, as starting from tomorrow I am heading out for a few days off. But my (too short) vacation I have lined up also aligns with an overall downward trend in the duration of American worker’s vacations, as seen in the chart below, (courtesy of Vox). As always, some FREE commentary after the chart. From the data, which was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 9 million Americans took a full week of vacation in July 1976. Contrast that to July 2014, when just about 7 million Americans scored a full week of sun or sand or just…
  • Recruit Like a Marketer: Retarget Your Recruiting Budget Into Retargeting

    Holland Dombeck McCue
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    On a scale of zero to very limited, I fall about dead center when it comes to possessing any traditional recruiting experience.  As a result, pulling from a background in B2B marketing, coupled with taking a hat tip from my consumer marketing group, has become a common theme in my approach to helping the team I support. One of the items on my radar for the 2015 calendar year is retargeting, or remarketing. (Tomato, Tomato.) 98% of individuals leave a website before ever converting (QuickSprout) and you need to a way to get those people back before a competitor scoops them up. Enter…
 
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    Flip Chart Fairy Tales

  • The self-employment earnings timebomb

    Rick
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Lots of people have been poring over this week’s report on self-employment from the ONS.  I particularly liked this chart from Nathaniel Lichfield, showing annual growth in GDP, employment and self-employment.   It shows clearly how, even though employment growth fluctuated with the economy, the rise in self-employment carried on regardless. Self-employment, says the ONS, is now at a record high, both in terms of number and proportion of the workforce, accounting for around 70 percent of the increase in employment since the recession. But the increase is not due to more people…
  • Britain’s management problem

    Rick
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    UK Commission for Education and Skills (UKCES) recently published a wide-ranging report on the state of the UK labour market. It noted that, while the UK has been good at keeping people in work, it has not grown as fast as other countries and its productivity has fallen. Some other countries, though, seem to have managed to grow, keep people employed and maintain productivity While acknowledging that there are a number of reasons for this, UKCES has some sharp words for Britain’s managers. International comparisons of UK management capability are typically unfavourable, and suggest…
  • Italian tragedy

    Rick
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Anyone with an interest in government finances and public spending must, by now, have developed a morbid fascination with Italy. The country slid into recession again this month, wiping out not only its post-recession growth but much of its growth since it joined the Euro.  Chart via Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post. The pattern of Italy’s GDP growth has become detached from that of the rest of the G7. Since the crash, all the other major economies have grown, albeit at different rates. Italy, though, is on a severe downward slide. Chart via Ben Chu. Some people blame the…
  • Economy in ‘wait and see’ mode

    Rick
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Good news on the economy last week as the ONS upped its estimate of annual GDP growth slightly, by 0.1 percent. The employment figures, also released last week, showed an improvement on the previous quarter but a slight fall from the previous month. As ever, the Resolution Foundation was quick off the mark its charts. The number of full-time jobs dipped back below its pre-recession peak too and there was a slight increase in unemployment on the previous month. Via Michael O’Conner, also one of the most reliable rapid chart makers. There was also a slight uptick in economic…
  • Turbo greying

    Rick
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Credit ratings agency Moody’s published a report on ageing last week. Using the recently updated UN population projections, it mapped the population change in each country. It concluded that the unprecedented pace of ageing will slow down economic growth over the next two decades. And it’s not just a problem for the rich West: Aging is not just a developed-world problem as it is generally believed. Many emerging markets are already classified as aging. Countries like Russia, Thailand, Chile and China have rapidly deteriorating demographics. Even relatively young countries such…
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    Shauna Moerke is...

  • Over thinking it

    Shauna
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I have a conundrum. I don’t think I want to continue with this blog anymore. (Pause for the collective gasps of horror from my audience). I know, I know. For the last year or so I have been finding myself less dedicated to this blog. I can continue telling myself that I haven’t been posting on this site regularly in a while because I have been busy. New job/Travel/Puppies/Grown Up responsibilities/etc but that is just an excuse. I have always been busy and made the time before. I’m not as motivated as I once was. It makes me kind of sad and, a little afraid. If I stop blogging…
  • Dogs and Advertising

    Shauna
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:47 pm
    One thing you learn very quickly as a blogger, especially if you ever get to be part of a social media team at a conference or event, is that you quickly start getting pitches from marketers about stuff to talk about on your blog. At first, it can be flattering. People are paying attention to you! Isn’t that like totally the point of blogging? And they want you to do things like review books for free, or talk about their products… for free. Or share a picture of Wil Wheaton collating paper… And the pitches all start sounding formulaic; almost like they aren’t even…
  • 11 Reasons Candidates Don’t Want to Work for You

    Shauna
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    This past month a great Slideshare was being passed around online, “Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I will Never Hire You” by Mark O’Toole. As an HR pro who’s done her fair share of hiring, I loved it. Sure, none of the information is anything you haven’t heard before but it did a great job of putting it in an interesting, straight forward manner that hopefully will resonate with the intended audience. But as much as those of us recruiting like to swap war stories about the craziness that we see from candidates, I think we often forget one simple truth: Recruitment is a…
  • Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts

    Shauna
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but they all negatively impact your life and your health. Sometimes we can’t understand how much until we finally free ourselves of the situation. You can’t tell something is going to be a bad situation before you get into it, right? Or can you? Personally, I think there are signs that everybody needs to be looking for. A bad situation will often…
  • 6 years

    Shauna
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last. But I felt I had something to say about HR and I also wanted to find a way to feel more connected to that great big HR community out there. Looking back over the years, I can only say how grateful I am for all the wonderful things simply sitting down and put fingers to keys has brought into my life. The friends, the experiences, the love. You never know how pivotal one decision, one action, can be in your life, but truly, blogging…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Attend the #TechHR14 expo and Unconference for free on 22nd Aug at Gurgaon

    Gautam Ghosh
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Am so excited that the People Matters' team is organizing India's first conference focused on HR technology called The Tech HR Conference on 22nd August at The Leela Gurgaon.If you're in the Delhi/NCR area and can't pay for the conference don't fret! You can still attend the Expo and the Unconference for free! Details hereI would be doing some stuff in the unconference :) For one I would be moderating a Google Hangout with Constellation Research Group's Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller and we are going to discuss about the Global emerging trends in the area of HR Technology and how future of…
  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Getting to understand Twitter and using it well is not easy, since it is not a "social/professional networking site" but rather an "information stream". Here are some of the tools that I use along with Twitter to have a great Twitter experience.1. TweetdeckTweetdeck was one of the third party clients which got acquired by Twitter. And it is the primary interface by which I use Twitter on the desktop. As you can see it makes your different streams visible on the same screen and you can add various columns to make twitter work most usefully for you. Tweetdeck also helps you post from multiple…
  • What I learned after twelve years of blogging :)

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So this month I completed 12 years of blogging on - well- my blog :)It has been quite a roller coaster ride with 2964 blog posts over these 12 years. The real "golden age" of blogging was in the 2004-2007 era before the arrival of social and information networks like Facebook and Twitter.So what did I learn during these 12 years of putting my thoughts out for faceless readers. Here are some thoughts1. It's a global worldWhen I started blogging about HR issues I had no idea who all were blogging about the area. I discovered the ability to find out who was linking to your…
  • Here's why you should become active on Twitter

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Among Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter the three big "social networks" I spend the most amount of time on Twitter.And I think you should too.Many people who have tried Twitter can't carry on and abandon it. It's not easy and intuitive to understand as Facebook and LinkedIn. Both of these networks have language we can understand - friends and connections. Both parties must agree before they are friends or connections. However Twitter has "followers" and "following" (I follow 500+ people while 15,300+ follow me) which don't make sense to many people. We are not used to non-reciprocal…
  • How to become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing by Aditya Magal @jhunjhunwala : Book Review

    Gautam Ghosh
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:16 am
    I have "known" Aditya Magal for many years - in a strange way. We are blogging and later Twitter buddies. But till a year or so ago I only knew him by his online personal "The Fake Jhunjhunwala" (Blog, Twitter) - where he took on the persona of the famed stockbroker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. With that hilarious take on not just the capital markets but current affairs too, the blog and then the twitter account were runaway hit (currently he has 81k followers on Twitter) In fact the Forbes India magazine was confused if the man and the persona were indeed different.And then two years ago, the cat…
 
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    This blog is profersonal.

  • What’s in a kiss?

    seiden
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    A little while back, my name showed up in a viral blog post about huggers. As Tim Sackett (the author and master bro-hugger) had so aptly noted, I am one. But hugging  is child’s play compared to what happens above the neck. These are not my lips, don’t get excited. That’s where things get interesting. Let’s level set: I’m not talking about romantic kisses here. I’m a happily married man, plus this isn’t that kind of blog. What I’m talking about is what happens at conferences, business lunches, and those quasi-business related nights out that…
  • Puberty Part 2: Welcome to your 40s

    seiden
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Let me be clear: modesty is incompatible with either vanity or aging.” My older daughter is at that age when health class happens. We’ve had a blast with that during family dinner. Well, my wife and I have had a blast—it’s not that awkward for us anymore. (Note to parents of younger children: having “tampon” and “shove” in the same sentence equals guaranteed laughs. For you.) One of my observations from these conversations was that grown ups need health class, too. I even went as far as picking up the domain…
  • Matt Lome and the Absolute Truth about Woodpeckers

    seiden
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    High school prom. I’m top left. Matt’s top right. The guy next to Matt is a urologist and the guy next to him is now our State Representative. Go figure. I had lunch with an old friend of mine the other day. His name is Matt Lome. Maybe you know him? He’s an artist. He lives in Seattle. And he recently wrote a children’s book. We got together to talk about it. We went to Michael’s, a Highland Park institution, and if you had seen us, the only way you’d know time had passed since high school would be from my salt-and-pepper hair. If you had been able to hear us,…
  • Inked

    seiden
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Let’s take it from the top: yes, that’s my arm. I have a tattoo. It’s new. What does it mean? Inked. (That’s the back of my left forearm.) Dayenu is a Hebrew prayer. It’s been part of the Passover Seder for over 1,000 years and is an expression of appreciation that means, “It would have been enough for us,” and in the prayer, it’s used to suggest that any one of 15 gifts God bestowed upon the Jews—like delivering us from slavery, parting the Red Sea, or getting us to Israel—would have been enough for us by itself. What I love most about…
  • Waffle Tacos and Other Taco Bell Goodness

    seiden
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    My waffle is a taco. #IWinForever Months ago, my daughter convinced her aunt to take her to Taco Bell for lunch. She fell in love. She posted about the experience online. She kept that love secret from her nutritarian parents. She assumed we’d judge her. She knew we wouldn’t understand. But most of all, she forgot that her dad follows her on Vine. What she had no idea about was that her dad has a friend who works at Taco Bell’s corporate office. He tweeted his daughter’s Vine to her. She responded. His daughter was surprised, and happy, and surprised. “I didn’t know…
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    Profitability Through Human Capital

  • 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.
  • HR Metrics Can be as Simple as Asking the Right Questions

    11 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    I bet many of you thought I had fallen off a cliff or got hit by a bus.  I took quite a lengthy writing hiatus.  I just got to the point where I felt I was repeating myself.  I was not looking forward to Monday mornings when, "I had to get my blog out."  So, I took a break. So let me catch you up on the last two months:We finished our spring workshop series, "Moving HR from Transactional to Strategic: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader" with a bang.  We interacted with approximately 200 really smart, savvy HR professionals in our workshops all over this country.
  • 5 Ways HR can Impact Strategic Execution

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    I am always honored when I am asked to write for others.  I have had the pleasure over the last year to write for Halogen Software's TalentSpace blog. I was inspired by this recent article by the 300+ attendees we have had over the last year in our workshop, "Moving HR from Transactional to Strategic: Becoming and Effective HR Business Leader"Check out the article here, and look around TalentSpace Blog, there are a lot of great writers and info on the site.
  • 5 Lessons Learned in Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader

    22 Jan 2014 | 6:30 am
    Over the last year my colleagues Ed Nangle and Charlette Stout and I have had the PLEASURE of teaching an awesome 1.5 day workshop called, "Moving HR from Transactional to Strategic: Becoming an Effective HR Business Leader." Over this year we have taught approximately 300+ attendees on how they can navigate a change in their HR model, HR services and HR brand using a strategic approach. It has been very rewarding and given us a new sense of pride for our profession.Like all good learning environments, we have learned a ton of lessons from those same attendees and clients alike about what…
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    hr bartender

  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – August 2014

    Sharlyn Lauby
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    I’m dedicating this month to the new world of work. We talk quite often about different skills we need to learn but I’m finding emerging businesses whose mission will change the way we think about work. Activehours is a new way to get paid. No more waiting around for the next paycheck. It’s a very interesting concept. Steve Boese does a good job of explaining the implications on his post, “In a same-day delivery world, does waiting two weeks to get paid make sense?” One of the reasons I bought a tablet was for the reader capabilities. But I’ve been a holdout on reading with a…
  • How to Be Your Company’s Change Agent

    Sharlyn Lauby
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    One of the roles we attach to human resources is the role of “change agent”. HR needs to help their organizations manage change. It makes sense. Business is changing all the time – new innovations, new expectations, etc. Recently, it has occurred to me that if we want to be successful as a change agent, then we need to know how to successfully manage change ourselves. Yes, I know – it sounds very obvious. But in reality, it’s not. Being able to manage our own change is hard. But it does raise the question, if we can’t handle change in our lives, how can we tell our organizations…
  • 5 Lessons Learned From Taking a MOOC

    Sharlyn Lauby
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    MOOC is an acronym for massive open online course. They have emerged over the past few years as a way to provide open education via the web. Typically, a MOOC is free and doesn’t offer credit. Some MOOCs will provide a certificate of completion for a nominal fee. When I first heard about MOOCs, I thought this was a terrific concept. I can take a class at Harvard, which I normally wouldn’t have access to because I live thousands of miles away. I could learn from a well-known professor at Stanford. In fact, I could piece together the best of the best from universities all over the globe and…
  • Recruiting In an Outdated Culture – Ask #HR Bartender

    Sharlyn Lauby
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    More companies are expressing concern about how “fast” the business world is moving. There’s a real fear about employees being able to keep up with the pace of change. Today’s reader note is about an aspect of that – working in the past. Hi! I’ve been following you for a while. Fantastic posts and always applicable! My company has a very ‘outdated’ culture. We pay on the low end, training and professional development opportunities are minimal and our policies translate into “we don’t trust you”. This is making recruitment challenging, especially with the…
  • Changing Your Capacity for Work – Friday Distraction

    Sharlyn Lauby
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Kronos have partnered on SHRM’s new absence study. You can access the webcast here. The program is pre-approved for HRCI recertification credit.) Every business will deal with it at some time – being short staffed. I prefer to think of it as not operating at full capacity. It could be unexpected because an employee called out at the last minute. Or possibly…
 
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    Symbolist Intelligence

  • 5 Times! Symbolist Recognized by Our Clients Again!

    paul hebert
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.symbolist.com/blog/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Engaged Employees Should be Paid Less

    paul hebert
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.symbolist.com/blog/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Employee Engagement Can’t be Static

    paul hebert
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.symbolist.com/blog/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • My Shortest Post Ever – and Probably the Most Important

    paul hebert
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.symbolist.com/blog/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Less than 1% of Your Corporate DNA Makes Your Company Unique

    paul hebert
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.symbolist.com/blog/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
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    Steve Boese's HR Technology

  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Shrinking American Vacation

    Steve
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Today's chart is perfectly timed for me, as starting from tomorrow I am heading out for a few days off. But my (too short) vacation I have lined up also aligns with an overall downward trend in the duration of American worker's vacations, as seen in the chart below, (courtesy of Vox). As always, some FREE commentary after the chart.     From the data, which was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 9 million Americans took a full week of vacation in July 1976. Contrast that to July 2014, when just about 7 million Americans scored a full week of sun or sand or just…
  • WEBINAR: The 1st Timer's Guide to Buying HR Technology

    Steve
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Buying HR Technology (System of Record/HRMS, Applicant Tracking Systems, Performance Management Systems, Recruiting solutions, etc.) should be as easy as buying a high-priced handbag or the latest pair of Jordans! Or Puma Clydes, since I am more of a Knicks fan. You see it. You like it. You know it’s going to fit and work for your needs. GO! Make the purchase. But it’s not that simple. Buying HR Technology is hard, confusing and frustrating.  A miss can potentially stall your career and undermine your credibility. But fear not, gentle readers, your pals over at Fistful of…
  • Weekend Update: Soccer and Robots

    Steve
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I spent the weekend on two things, (really three if you add in making some BBQ) - watching way too much soccer (it is awesome to have the EPL back and to watch my Liverpool Reds open with a win) and reading about robots and automation. I want to call out two longish pieces on automation and its potential impact on work, workplaces, and society that are definitely worth your time to check out. The first, and useful to set some historical context, is an essay from Daniel Askt titled, 'What Can We Learn From Past Anxiety Over Automation?', a really interesting look at what many leading…
  • OFF TOPIC: Classic toys, ranked

    Steve
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    You know you have a favorite toy from the past, from your childhood, but is your favorite toy the BEST toy of all-time/forever? Read on and find out... 100 - 26 - (in no particular order) Wooden blocks, the duck that you pulled with a string thing, the vacuum-like toy that had a round plastic bubble full of little balls, Magic 8-ball, Erector Sets, frisbee, Lincoln Logs, and about 60 other fun for a few minutes but otherwise not that awesome toys 25. NERF football 24. Rock'em Sock'em Robots 23. Ken 22. Silly Putty 21. Slinky 20. Mr. Potato Head 19. Play-doh 18. Lite-Brite 17. Mattel…
  • The best 'Out of the Office' message might be this one from Germany

    Steve
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Regular readers (and people who have the occasion to want to get in touch with me) probably know that I have a troubled, difficult, and often non-productive relationship with email. Honestly, email and I should have broken up a long time ago, as clearly it is just not working out for either of us. So it is from that point of view that I offer up what I think might be the best (partial) solution to one of the biggest problems with email today for the busy professional - just how much of it piles up when you are away from it for some time, like when you are out on holiday or if you are…
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    Federal Employment Law Articles

  • An Estimate is Just That - The Seventh Circuit Highlights Several Important Lessons for Employers Navigating Intermittent FMLA Leave

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled on two important intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave issues in Hansen v. Fincantieri Marine Group.1 First, the court determined that the FMLA does not require a plaintiff to present expert testimony to prove he was incapacitated for each day for which he requested FMLA leave. Second – and perhaps more important for employers – the court decided that an employer should not summarily deny intermittent FMLA leave when an eligible employee exceeds the estimated length or duration provided by a doctor in an…
  • Sexy ADA issue: Bad breakup may not justify employer-mandated medical exam

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Rarely does one get a case that involves a cutting-edge Americans with Disabilities Act issue combined with wild, crazy, passionate, irrationally exuberant, tempestuous, adulterous romance. Well, folks, today is your lucky day.
  • Russian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This article is the second in a series of articles regarding Russian employment law. Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or employees under eighteen years of age. The law also contains provisions pertaining to flexible job arrangements, such as virtual work and flexible working hours. Russia’s Labor Code was amended in April 2013 to set forth a number of new statutory provisions recognizing the growing existence…
  • No Coverage for the Cantankerous? The Ninth Circuit Goes "Retro" In Finding "No Disability"

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In Weaving v. City of Hillsboro,1 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit waxed nostalgic by reversing a jury and lower court finding that a police officer with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) had a “disability” within the meaning of the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Ninth Circuit held that the former officer was not disabled, because his ADHD – and associated abrasive behavior toward colleagues – did not substantially limit him in the major life activities of working or interacting with others. Before the amendments to…
  • EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency’s view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the 2008 ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), apply to these workers.
 
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    Labor & Employment Law RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • Russian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation

    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or employees under eighteen years of...By: Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • Opportunity to Compete Act “Bans the Box” in New Jersey

    K&L Gates LLP
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the “Opportunity to Compete Act.” Commonly referred to as a “Ban the Box” law, it will prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background in the initial...By: K&L Gates LLP
  • Employer Required to Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phone Use Despite Unlimited Minutes Plans

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Cell phones are ubiquitous. At some companies, employees use their personal phones to make business calls. Does an employer need to “pay” for that use of the phone, even if the employee did not incur any extra expenses for doing so? Yes, according to...By: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
  • Sal's Mexican Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Charge Involving a Teenager

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    FRESNO - Sal's Mexican Restaurant in Fresno, Calif., has settled a sexual harassment charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $15,000, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that the restaurant...By: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Ensuring Employment Contracts Are Sound Under California Law

    Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Numerous statutes exist that establish the parameters for employment contracts. Before implementation, companies should seek legal advice to ensure their contracts are sound....By: Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP
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    RoundPegg Blog

  • #TChat 8/13: The Talent Science Of Cultural Change Ft. RoundPegg

    RoundPegg
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This week on #TChat, RoundPegg Co-Founders Brent Daily and Natalie Baumgartner talk “Talent Science” — the science of using quantifiable data to find and hire employees that will be most engaged with the company, therefore contributing more to the bottom line.The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET.This week Brent Daily and Natalie Baumgartner will be featured on the TalentCulture #TChat show,…
  • [Video] How Do You Address Culture in M&A Due Diligence: 100 Culture Questions

    RoundPegg
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    RoundPegg Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, answers the question “How Do You Address Culture in M&A Due Diligence?”Due diligence, in the context of mergers and acquisitions, has to be focused on organizational culture. Since organizational culture is by far the biggest reason that mergers and acquisitions fail, it's imperative for individuals who are managing that transaction to understand where they're starting from.What sits at the core for each of the two organizations? What's appropriate or acceptable from the leadership standpoint in terms of where…
  • [Video] Why Do Most Mergers Fail: 100 Culture Questions

    RoundPegg
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    RoundPegg Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, answers the question “Why Do Most Mergers Fail?”The vast majority of mergers and acquisitions fail. At least 70% do, and some estimate that it's even higher than that. And most of those mergers fail for reasons that have nothing to do with the product or the business imperatives between the two organizations - they fail for culture reasons.When you are bringing two organizations together that have different sets of values, it's really critical to be able to understand those differences and manage them.
  • [Video] What’s Wrong With Integrity as a Value: 100 Culture Questions

    RoundPegg
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    RoundPegg Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, answers the question “What’s Wrong With Integrity as a Value?”There are a lot of buzzwords that get captured in organizational values these days (ex: accountability, integrity, high performance), and what we know is that when we have a value that isn't well defined, that isn't operationalized, that isn't easy to understand in terms of how it plays out in the organization, it's very difficult to live that value as an employee.So, leadership has the job of identifying aspirational values that can be drilled down…
  • [Video] What’s the Harm in the Leadership Crafting Values: 100 Culture Questions

    RoundPegg
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    RoundPegg Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, answers the question “What’s the Harm in the Leadership Crafting Values?”Leaders crafting values in isolation is a great predictor for challenge within company culture.Company culture is driven on a day-to-day basis by the values that are held by the people who make up the company. So having the leadership team craft values independently and deliver them to the organization has a really good chance of being at odds with how the people who make up the company are wired. And in which case, that culture that's been…
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    Bayt.com Blog

  • Three Benefits of Training Your Employees

    Suha Mardelli Haroun
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Q. I’m the human resources manager of a local company based in Dubai, with a headcount of around 250 employees. Lately, we have noticed a drop in the productivity and overall morale of our employees. When we asked them for feedback, they said that they feel their skills are outdated and that they would like to learn new skills to work better and stay motivated. However, our company has doubts when it comes to training and return on investment. Should we invest in training activities and in what ways would that help us? Jesse P. Answer: Employers often face a conundrum when it comes to…
  • Dubai is an exciting place to be with countless opportunities for both men and women: Tara Rogers of Mojo PR

    Reem Boudraa
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Tara Rogers is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of independent Dubai-based PR agency, Mojo PR. Along with her business partner, Louise Mezzina, Tara manages a team of upbeat PR professionals who service accounts that include Montblanc, Tiffany & Co., Mercedes-Benz, Dubai World Trade Centre, and Great Place to Work® During her 25 years in marketing, PR and communications, Tara has held many key positions in the UK, the Middle East and South Africa. She has served as General Manager for Fortune Promoseven, Weber Shandwick and d’pr & d’events, and as PR Director for MBC Group.
  • خمسة دروس تعلمتها في كلية الدراسات العليا ساهمت في تعزيز مسيرتي المهنية في الشرق الأوسط

    Reem Boudraa
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    1. ليست كافة الأعمال التجارية سيئة تعد الصورة التجارية من أهم الأمور في مجتمعنا الحالي الذي يرتكز بشكل أساسي على وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعية. في الواقع، ما من أمر أسوأ من اتخاذ قرارات سيئة تضر بسمعة الشركة وايراداتها. فقد أشار استبيان بيت.كوم حول “ما الذي يجعل الشركة مكاناً جذاباً للعمل“، فبراير 2014، الى أن 7 من أصل 10 مهنيين في…
  • The Five Lessons I Learned in Grad School and How They Helped My Career in the Middle East

    Reem Boudraa
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Photo credit: Geraldshields11 via Wikimedia Commons I had many motivations for taking a Master’s degree in International Business. I wanted to progress in my career, learn new skills, boost my salary, connect with people of diverse backgrounds, or even use it as a basis to start my own business. Traditionally, a graduate degree’s most valuable skills included strategic thinking and problem solving, and nobody disputes that those core elements will remain bastions of the higher education system. However, and upon completing my degree, I discovered that there’s much more to a graduate…
  • ست نصائح لادارة الموظفين الانطوائيين بفعالية

    Menaka Ramakrishnan
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    1. توظيف الأشخاص المناسبين لوظائفك الشاغرة 2. نقل الموظفين الانطوائيين الى الأقسام الهادئة في الشركة يواجه الأشخاص الانطوائيون صعوبة كبيرة عند العمل في بيئة مزدحمة بالأشخاص، لذا من المفضل ابقاءهم بعيداً عن الأماكن المزدحمة. فقد أشار استبيان بيت.كوم حول ““، ديسمبر 2013، الى أن 18% من المهنيين صرّحوا بأن الزملاء هم أهم مصادر…
 
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  • Human Resource Management - Developing Your Project Skills

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are many reasons why managing people in a project environment are different from managing them in a departmental setting. These differences make this aspect of the project manager’s job more complex than his or her departmental equivalent even though they may be responsible for similar numbers of people.This means that a good project manager requires all of the people skills of a line manger together with an appreciation of the additional issues that exist in the project environment.You will learn:Why human resource (HR) management is such an essential component of project…
  • Reach for the Stars - A Guide to Getting and Keeping Good People

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you're not sure you're getting the balance right (or where to go next) Reach for the Stars shows you why you need to:Hire for cultural fitKnow who you want before you start lookingHire smarter peopleCelebrate success Get the inside guide to getting – and keeping – good people.Request Free!
  • The Absolute Must-Do's to Build an Agile Organization

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    So what's different about the ones that do?Download our brief, The Absolute Must-Do's to Build an Agile Organization, and learn:How to increase employee productivity by 37%What separates world-class learning and performance from ho-humReal business examples of this in actionRequest Free!
  • A Manager's Quick Guide to Doing More with Less

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In A Manager's Quick Guide to Doing More with Less, we show you why developing better people is just better business. See why it's so important – and cost-effective – to: Analyze what you already haveKnow where you want to go and what will get you thereEngage employees to make good ones great Find out how to use performance management and training opportunities to really make the most of your most important assets – your people.Request Free!
  • 5 Ways to Build up Your Performance Management

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Get 5 Ways to Build up Your Performance Management and find out how you can maximize employee performance by:Giving managers the right tools Encouraging goal setting and team alignment Focusing on employee growth Measuring progress and taking action Linking performance with professional development Start boosting your employee performance today!Request Free!
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    Interesting Bits From Brad Herbert (www.HerbertHRC.com)

  • Great Example of Flow

    Brad Herbert
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Deepak Chopra says the ultimate goal of life is love (I'm paraphrasing). Giving love, receiving love, and experiencing love of everything around you (i.e,. appreciation). Sola Fiedler is a superb example of someone getting to spend the majority of her time doing something she absolutely loves. When you get to use the gifts that come naturally to you towards something that matters, you experience resonance. Note that true resonance is indirectly related to the absence of fear; it's as if love crowds out fear, and you get to truly express yourself. I joke with people that if 80% of…
  • Research On Story Telling, Noble Purpose, and Neuroscience

    Brad Herbert
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    What's your life purpose? What do some things just come naturally to you, and are you using those gifts for a broader, noble purpose?I believe each of us is here to love and to share our gifts generously to make the world a better place. When I coach people I am always trying to find out what lights them up and to help them connect the various dots to create their own powerful story of themselves that energizes and focuses them. When someone is on a mission that is meaningful to them, you can feel it physically and intuitively. Same goes for teams. In a perfect world when…
  • The Curse of Smart People: Engineer Vs. Coach Perspectives on the Impostor Syndrome

    Brad Herbert
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    "What I have learned, working here, is that smart, successful people are cursed. The curse is confidence. It's confidence that comes from a lifetime of success after real success, an objectively great job, working at an objectively great company, making a measurably great salary, building products that get millions of users. You must be smart. In fact, you are smart. You can prove it.Ironically, one of the biggest social problems currently reported at work is lack of confidence, also known as Impostor Syndrome. People with confidence try to help people fix their Impostor Syndrome, under the…
  • Why Coaching Clients Give Up - Marshall Goldsmith's Perspective

    Brad Herbert
    28 May 2014 | 11:54 am
    Marshall Goldsmith is a very wise Executive Coach who works with the CEOs of the world's largest companies. He's also funny and very humble and I find his advice quite smart. Take a look at his blog article on why coaching clients give up. I have summarized the top reasons below using Marshall's words:Ownership:  I wasn't sure that this coaching idea would work in the first place. I tried it out - it didn't do that much good. As I guessed, this was kind of a waste of time! Time: I  had no idea that this process would take so long. I am not sure that it is worth…
  • Don't F*ck Up The Culture

    Brad Herbert
    28 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Brian Chesky, Co-Founder of AirBnB, wrote a great piece on Medium recently entitled "Don't Fuck Up the Culture" and I really love how he explains and celebrates the importance of culture. According to Brian, "Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion". Why's it important? Because "The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial. And if we have a company that is entrepreneurial in spirit, we…
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    Employment Intelligence

  • Performance Appraisals’ Changing Requirements

    Marta Moakley
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Performance reviews can be a challenging topic for employers. With every legislative session, administrative rulemaking or local council meeting comes the potential for new legal requirements affecting an employer’s performance management process. At a minimum, an employer must be aware… continue
  • Hiring Job Candidates Without Landing in Hot Water

    David Weisenfeld
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    More than 90% of employers conduct background checks on job applicants at some point in the hiring process. A failure to do so today could lead to a negligent hiring lawsuit tomorrow. But employers that fail to pay attention to… continue
  • Protect Your Workplace from an Ebola Outbreak

    Ashley Shaw
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    An employer with workers in West Africa is undoubtedly aware that the region is being ravaged by the deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history. And some experts say an Ebola case could soon be diagnosed in the US. In light… continue
  • Multistate Chart: Timing of Final Paychecks Depends on State Termination Pay Laws

    Rena Pirsos
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    In today’s corporate environment of multistate operations and frequent layoffs, it is vital for employers that pay employees in more than one state to stay abreast of the termination pay laws. State laws and regulations dictate when an employer must… continue
  • Looming labor and employment lawsuits: How do they affect your business?

    Melissa Silver
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Employers are exposed to any number of work-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, negligent hiring, wage and hour disputes and wrongful discharge claims.  These claims can stem from laws on a federal, state or even local level.… continue
 
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    Easy Small Business HR

  • The $60K Comment – A Lesson for Employers

    Dianne Shaddock
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Employers take note: Inappropriate comments can cost you. The Case A former New York volunteer firefighter recently won a $60K sexual harassment settlement against the Elmore Fire Department in Long Island New York. The fire department was also fined $25K. Beatriz Lozada, a young single mom alleges that she was repeatedly harassed because she had […]
  • 13 Questions Employers Should Ask Before Deciding to Terminate: A Quick and Dirty Cheat Sheet

    Dianne Shaddock
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Are you faced with the possibility of terminating your employee?  Here’s a quick list of items that you will want to consider before taking the leap towards termination: 1. Have you clearly identified the problem?  Issues may range from poor performance, to attendance issues. Once identified, is there a clear pattern of behavior that cannot […]
  • The Toll That Sleep Deprivation Takes on Employee Productivity and Safety [Statistics]

    Dianne Shaddock
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Your employees are exhausted. The Virgin Pulse Institute in conjunction with vielife conducted a research study on the impact that lack of sleep has on employee productivity. Key findings: 76% of employees expressed feeling tired most days of the week 30% noted that they were dissatisfied with the quality and quantity of their sleep 15% […]
  • Workplace Negativity Is Contagious – Here’s How You Can Control an Outbreak

    Dianne Shaddock
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Problem: You have a negative employee – the office critic – who finds it a challenge to make it through one work day without criticizing your decisions, disparaging colleagues, or complaining about your company’s policies or culture. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but there is a fine line between sharing a differing viewpoint […]
  • Should You Make an Exception To Your Drug Free Workplace Policy For Pot Users?

    Dianne Shaddock
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    There are companies that are considering doing just that. The FBI and the National Football League Commission have taken steps to slacken their employment policies regarding marijuana use. In the case of the FBI, the organization is considering slightly revising their policy which currently rules out any candidates who have smoked pot in the last […]
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    Performancepoint, LLC.

  • People analytics: ‘Moneyball’ for human resources

    theengagementfactor
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Lord knows it’s expensive and time consuming, and even when they get it, it’s not clear how much students actually learn. But the one thing you could always say about a college degree was that it led to better jobs because it served as a reliable and invaluable signal to employers about a job applicant’s intelligence and persistence. Or maybe not. Michael Rosenbaum knows from fancy degrees — he’s got a BA and law degree from Harvard, along with a master’s from the London School of Economics. But at the two software companies he has founded in Baltimore, 40 percent of the…
  • Bucket List

    theengagementfactor
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    I was talking with someone the other night and they mentioned an adventure they had. They were excited because they had a great time and they were able to check something off of their bucket list. More importantly they were better, they had grown because of the experience. It got me thinking…What growth opportunities could I be missing. What might I not think about or see because of my blinders? Everyone sees the world a little differently. Everyone’s bucket list probably has a unique item or two on it. What is yours? Share your list or a couple of cool things on it. Maybe you…
  • Do we really want to retain our best? – Question of the day

    theengagementfactor
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Why do we spend so much time and energy saying we want to keep our best people and then use compensation structures that encourage them to leave every couple of years?
  • The Inclusion Challenge – Question of the day

    theengagementfactor
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The workplace is more diverse now then ever before. How has the diversity helped your organization? And what are your biggest inclusion challenges?
  • Brad Federman Interviewed by Business Interviews

    theengagementfactor
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    “In terms of a unique tool or technique used to help create a more sensitive or respective workplace environment nothing beats one-on-one connections and conversations.” Written by B.I. Brad Federman F&H Solutions Group COO http://www.FHSolutionsGroup.com F&H Solutions Group (FHSG) is a national consulting firm specializing in human resources and labor relations matters. Their HR consultants have unmatched expertise and experience in working with all types and sizes of organizations in different industries in both the private and public sectors. FHSG provides solutions for a…
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    The Workforce Institute

  • Internships Benefit Interns and Employers

    Joyce Maroney
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Today’s guest post is written by our board member, Ruth Bramson.  Ruth is the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. When a student walks across the commencement stage and receives a diploma, can we say confidently that his or her experience is complete to tackle ‘a real job’?   If they held an […] The post Internships Benefit Interns and Employers appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Podcast: Creating HR Analytics That Matter

    Joyce Maroney
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Yesterday I chatted with our board members David Creelman and William Tincup about what organizations need to do to create HR analytics that matter to the business.  Big Data is one of the linchpins of the big 4 SMAC themes in technology today: Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud.  Deployed alone and in various combinations, these technologies continue to transform […] The post Podcast: Creating HR Analytics That Matter appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Is Employee Engagement Ever a Bad Thing? (Market Basket Saga Continued)

    Joyce Maroney
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    I was interviewed on the local Fox affiliate last week to talk about the ongoing Market Basket standoff between employees and management.   Part time employees have lost their hours and many salaried employees are about to lose their jobs.  The news anchor who interviewed me asked if this situation is an example of employee […] The post Is Employee Engagement Ever a Bad Thing? (Market Basket Saga Continued) appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Intern Kronolympics

    Joyce Maroney
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    As the week winds down, you may enjoy checking out this video of our fun and fond farewell to our 2014 summer interns.  I know they learned a lot while they were here, but we also learned a lot from them.  The Kronolympics is a series of silly contests that they complete as teams, with […] The post Intern Kronolympics appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Market Basket According to the HR Bartender: What Does Employee Engagement Look Like? This.

    Joyce Maroney
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Today’s guest post is contributed by our board member, Sharlyn Lauby.  Sharlyn is the president of the ITM Group, a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace.  She also writes the very popular HR Bartender blog. If you haven’t been paying attention to the drama going on at Market Basket, […] The post Market Basket According to the HR Bartender: What Does Employee Engagement Look Like? This. appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
 
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    Omega HR Solutions

  • Future Friday: One Big Reason Predictions are Important

    Michael Haberman
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Situational Futuring can be a valuable tool to understanding the present. “Imagine a future.” To me those are important words for every HR professional to keep in mind. That process can help you anticipate, plan and create a better world for yourself and your company. But how do you do that? Let me explain. Situational Futuring Futurist Thomas Frey wrote an interesting essay on a tool he calls “situational futuring”. This is a tool, or a way of thinking, that can be used “look ahead.” He describes situational futuring as “begin(ning) with a central idea, which grows into a…
  • Five great quotes on Leadership

    Michael Haberman
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I personally think there is a dearth of leadership in the world today. That shortage has been documented. I wrote about it in Future Friday: Leadership is going to be a corporate black hole. I would suggest you read this, but rather than be totally negative again I thought I would offer some inspiration instead. These are five quotes that I think are inspiring. Quote 1 The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt Quote 2 The challenge of leadership is to be…
  • Lessons on Talent from Theodore Roosevelt

    Michael Haberman
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Theodore Roosevelt was a keen judge of people. Theodore Roosevelt was known for his bold leadership during his presidency. He is considered to have had one of the most successful and talented administrations. A major reason for his success was because of his emphasis on the people he collected around him. From the beginning Theodore Roosevelt was heavily involved with personnel issues in his career, even as, and especially when he was President. Early in his career he was involved in the reform of the New York City Police Department and also the U.S. Civil Service. He helped remove “hiring…
  • Why Going Green Is a Great Idea in the Workplace

    Michael Haberman
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    This post courtesy of my friends at SocialMonsters.org While you might think that the only green your employees care about relates to how much money they make, it turns out that workers also are passionate about companies that are green in terms of the environment. In fact, businesses that are eco-friendly tend to have workers who are happier and more productive. Talent Management cites a study conducted by Kenexa Research Institute that looked at the way employees felt about the companies they worked for in regards to their responsibility in various arenas. Businesses that took part in…
  • Why it is important to understand proximate versus ultimate causes in HR

    Michael Haberman
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    It is important to understand the proximate and ultimate causes in any investigations. As I was reading The World until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond, I came across a discussion of proximate and ultimate causes. Diamond’s explain made me think of HR and the importance of understanding the differences of these two terms. Proximate cause definition Proximate cause is often used in terms of negligence. According to the Free Legal Dictionary:  “Proximate cause is the primary cause of an injury. It is not necessarily the closest cause in time or space nor the first event that sets in motion a…
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    Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

  • Interview Questions to Determine Critical Thinking Skills

    Breanne Harris
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Everyone wants to hire strong critical thinkers, but what’s the best way to go about doing so? Assessments? Reference checks? Interview questions? Adecco released an infographic with some suggested interview questions to determine critical thinking ability. What do you think of these questions? What questions do you ask in interviews to target cognitive ability? Please include attribution to adeccousa.com with this graphic.  
  • The Best Critical Thinking Articles of 2014

    Melanie Welsh
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Critical-Thinkers.com has produced numerous articles on critical thinking this year, but we are not the only ones talking about the importance of critical thinking. To show our appreciation for others out there who are also bringing the critical thinking crisis to the forefront of professionals’ attention, we have compiled a list of some of the best critical thinking articles of 2014. Share this article as well as the individual articles within it, and be a part of the critical thinking revolution! Four Corporate Cultures that Kill Critical Thinking -Human Capital Institute Eight Habits of…
  • New Webinar: The Next Gen Leadership Crisis: 7 Critical Competencies You Can’t Ignore

    Breanne Harris
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    You’re invited to a webinar hosted by HCI.org! The Next Gen Leadership Crisis: 7 Critical Competencies You Can’t Ignore Date: Thursday, Sept 4th, 2014 Time: 1:00 EDT Register here. A perfect storm is upon us.  And it’s a storm we created.  After years of budget slashing, cost control, and cutting training/mentoring programs, the Baby Boomers that couldn’t afford to retire are finally heading to warmer climates.  Now it’s time for Next Gen leaders to step in, define the strategy, and create a vision for the future.  But they’re not ready.  In this presentation, we…
  • THINK Before You Post; A Post to Social is a Post to the World

    Melanie Welsh
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Before the rise of the online communication sites we collectively refer to as social media, there was a clearly defined line draw between one’s personal and professional life. Now, with its hundreds of platforms and billions of active users, social media has blurred this line. In fact, two in five companies report regularly using social networks in their hiring processes, and many employers are now being encouraged to also use social to monitor their employees. As such, it is imperative to think critically before posting. A post to social is a post to the world. Social media users who trust…
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One

    Melanie Welsh
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Whether it is in school, at work, or elsewhere, many of us secretly shutter at the suggestion of working in a group. This reaction likely stems from a collection of less than pleasant memories of group work past. You might recall incidents of Tom the Talker who could never stay on task, Dick the Dictator who gave no one else a say, or Harry the Hopeless who contributed next to nothing to the project. While I will be the first to agree with you that working in a group can be difficult at times, two heads are better than one! Studies have shown that collaborative learning enhances critical…
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    BlogNotions - HR

  • Nine Rules for Successful Personal Change

    Dan Erwin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    In several  of her astute blogs, Rosabeth Kanter of Harvard Business School, writes about change and emphasizes the difficulties of what she labels the “miserable middle.”  Put it this way, it isn’t change that does you in, it’s the transition from where you are to where you want to get to.  My clients have spoken to me often about the difficulty of their changes: getting a new boss, getting a new role, gaining new subordinates, working across different disciplines–and on and on. There are times when I think that I’ve lived a…
  • Do You Actively Recruit Passive Candidates?

    Steve Bruce
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    As the unemployment rate inches further downward and positions are taking longer to fill, many employers are looking for new and innovative ways to reach the best talent. One option that is increasing in popularity is searching for passive candidates—individuals who may not be directly looking for a new job, but who would be open to switching jobs if the right opportunity arises. It Pays to Recruit Passive Candidates You may be wondering why an employer would go to the trouble of looking for someone who has not even applied for a job opening. There are actually several good reasons…
  • Employee Engagement 3 Word Theme for 2014/2015: Engage, Engage, Engage

    David Zinger
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    History of the 3-word theme. I first read about the 3 word theme from . I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for six years and will be entering year seven in 10 days. Previous themes included: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce. In 2011 my theme was: engage, educate, enliven. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish. In 2012/2013 my theme was: discern, invite, engage In 2013/2014 my theme was spark, grow, write Benefits of a 3 word theme. A three word theme is…
  • How Brands Generate Value

    Warren Bobrow
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Do you remember when you were a child the first time someone made you a paper plane? If your recollection is anything like mine, you couldn’t believe how it left your hand and made its way across the room. Before long though, it lost height and velocity, and fell to the floor. One of my more cynical friends has this joke about how much media budget is needed to keep a brand going successfully: “Give me all the money you can burn and it will go like a rocket!” It’s easy to see a brand as an expense that relies on getting attention to make its presence felt and to make…
  • Five Ways HR Can Leverage Coaching in the Organization

    Steve Bruce
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Glenn Laumeister You’re an HR leader and you want to improve your organizational performance, create happier and more engaged employees, reduce turnover, or just figure out how to get more done in your company without stressing everyone out. Consider these five points when thinking about how a coach can help: 1. Coaches provide specialized services HR rarely has the time or expertise to discover, quantify, and address the core issues of an organization, so that’s where coaches come in. From high-performance leadership training, sales training, and compliance and diversity…
 
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    The Employment Opportunities List

  • The Investigation

    Jeff Waldman
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    This blog post is part of our “Day In the Life” series offered this summer I consider myself very lucky in that I began my career in HR getting a pretty cool gig. I was to be 1 of 4 Consultants in a high-profile organization, and was the youngest by at least 25-30 years. No really it was like that. Of course being the energetic young buck I was I wanted to dive into every single aspect of HR I could possibly get my hands on. What did I do? I volunteered for every imaginable project, new initiative and personal development opportunity. As cool as my job was, there were some things that I…
  • Entrepreneurship – is it all it’s cracked up to be?

    Carmela Ciotti-Hooper
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This blog post is part of our “Day In the Life” series offered this summer. When asked by Bonni if I would write a blog on “the day in the life of a coach”, I was thrilled and at the same time a little scared. I know what you’re thinking….how can I be scared? Well, maybe scared isn’t quite the word I should use. It might be more like “how am I going to fill a blog on what I do?” I’ve always written about other things pertaining to coaching as in networking, career transition, job search and more. Now I’m to talk about myself? Really? This should be good…..well here it…
  • Over At Women of HR

    Bonni Titgemeyer
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    This blog post is part of our “Day In the Life” series offered this summer. Bonni is over at Women of HR today, with a new post:  The Grass is Always Greener when the Field is Mowed.  Follow this link to read it.  http://womenofhr.com/the-grass-is-greener-when-the-field-is-mowed/ The post Over At Women of HR appeared first on The Employment Opportunities List - The Ultimate Source for HR Jobs and HR Blogs. Friends Helping Friends of Friends. Related posts: On Women of HR On Women of HR – 2013 Will Be the Year of Women On Women of HR Unwrapped – Chivalry in the Workplace
  • Acceptance May Be Your Key to Happiness

    Tim Baker
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    This blog post is part of our “Day In the Life” series offered this summer. I could write about my journey into HR, but that would be a very long post (invite me for coffee sometime, I’ll tell you the story). I could write about a typical day in my life as an independent HR Consultant, but there are many good posts about that already. I’m writing from a slightly different perspective…stereotypically different for a man, that is. I’m an HR Consultant, part-time. My other part-time job is stay-At-Home Dad. I love both my jobs very much. The role of a stay-at-home…
  • A Day in the Life of HR: “How did this become even remotely an HR issue?”

    Elaine Cruise Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    This blog post is part of our “Day In the Life” series offered this summer. Somehow, as issues or ideas arise, or more accurately, when people are looking to delegate (or let’s be honest, unload) an unpleasant or ridiculous task, it somehow winds up in the HR department. Or else it’s an initiative that’s a great idea but they don’t know who should be responsible for it. The logic usually goes like this: “Well, there are people involved. HR deals with people. Therefore, HR should look after it.” And that’s how we wind up organizing a Christmas party for a bazillion…
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    Pivotal HR Blog

  • Long Term Order Picker jobs – APPLY NOW!

    Andrei
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
      Click here to apply: https://www.fitzii.com/apply/783?s=li Pickering, Ontario Long Term Order Picker jobs for our distrbution Company in Pickering! Operation of a double pallet jack forklift (we train and certify!) Stacking skids Lifting up to 50 lbs continuously in a fast paced environment Day, afternoon and midnight shifts available (Sunday-Thurday) Pay starts at $11/hour, will move to $14/hour after 6 weeks successful completion
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    HR Ringleader

  • Disrupt HR? Disrupt YOU!

    Trish
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    I recently had the opportunity to participate in an event called DisruptHR Cleveland.  This was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in many years.  If was an event pulled together by Frank and Tammy Zupan, Lauren Rudman and Michelle Salis in an effort to bring HR professionals together in Cleveland to think about HR differently.  The format was Ignite-style which means you bring together numerous presenters and give each one 5 minutes to present on his/her topic.  The 5 minutes is made up of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. As someone who speaks publicly, a LOT,…
  • Get Rid of Birthday Parties at Work

    Trish
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Happy birthday to you!  You’re fifty-two! What? 52? Yes, believe it or not, this kind of song happens in many workplaces each day.  I don’t know when organizations decided that  reverting back to a practice we all had in elementary school would be a good thing.  Maybe some “expert” told them that it would engage the employee.  Maybe they felt that planning employee birthday parties, complete with cake, would be a good use of the HR pro’s time.  Either way, I say enough is enough. Frankly, I never liked walking in the kitchen at work only to have people…
  • HR Decision Making Through the Lens of Pricing Psychology

    Trish
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I was reading an article on the Conversion XL blog, Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From and the insights shared were fascinating.  I started thinking about how these concepts can be applied to HR. Here are some of the basic premises from the post: What people say and do with regard to pricing are two different things When given 2 options, people find it hard to distinguish between the 2 When 3 options are given, it is easier for people to compare the options The Anchoring Theory suggests that if you give someone a number as a starting point, they will use it to…
  • How Valuable are Personality Tests

    Trish
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    I’m not a lover of tests.  Whether it was tests in school, medical tests or tests at work, I’m not a fan.  So why is it that when I see quick little tests on Facebook that my friends take, I’m intrigued?  Now there are many that I chuckle at… for example, I saw one this past week that would tell you what your “Old Lady” name should be.  Nah- count me out on that one.  Today was different though. Someone I trust, fellow writer Lisa Rosendahl, posted a link to a blog by a mutual friend, Jennifer McClure.  Jennifer participated in a personality test and…
  • #HRHappyHour 186 – A Look Back, A Look Forward

    Trish
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    On our most recent HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and I talked about the recently concluded SHRM Annual Conference, shared some information about our session about HR Technology selection and evaluation, and looked back over the last few years of the HR Happy Hour Show. You can listen to the show on the show page here, or using the widget player below: Discover Business Internet Radio with Steve Boese Trish McFarlane on BlogTalkRadio The mid-year timing made it a good time to reflect back a little on some of our favorite shows, as well as talk about what the rest of 2014 has in store for…
 
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    Human Capital Adviser

  • Going Together: Engagement and Performance

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Most accept that engagement provides a critical precursor to optimal productivity and performance in any organization. Today, most organizations not only monitor engagement, but also evaluate managers on the engagement of their workforce along with other performance-based outcomes. Yet, we all know that keeping employees engaged takes a considerable amount of time and effort on the part of managers and leaders. As leaders work through the practicality of ensuring high levels of engagement, a common concern arises related to how to balance engagement and discipline. Assuming that employees who…
  • Our Connectivity or Our Work

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Figure 1: Average Use of Time, 2014 By now, most of us have been behind someone texting and weaving as they drive or had dinner while looking at the top of the other person’s head while they text and eat. For all of the benefits of technology and connectivity, it possesses a more challenging side as well. A recent article about service in a famous New Year City restaurant does a good job illustrating the impact of our connectivity or linkages. The management noticed that most social media sites rated the restaurant poorly on service and this was a change from previous ratings of the…
  • Future Leaders

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Each year I have the privilege of attending a conference for future leaders that brings together young, “up and coming” employees from a variety of organizations. While they come to the meetings to increase their knowledge of different ideas and to build their professional networks, I find that I learn as much, if not more than they do. The interaction, conversation, and discussion not only demonstrate the brilliance of the next generation, but also illustrate their determination to have an impact in their organizations and the world. A common topic at the most recent session pertained to…
  • The Perfect Album, Employee, and Other Anomalies

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
      Figure 1: Percent of Hires with Desired Skills For those of us that love music, a favorite album distinguishes itself by the number of loved songs beyond the one or two songs that become radio or video singles. If you think back, which albums did you play repeatedly in their entirety? Which albums define certain phases of your life? Think about those albums that you knew the next song before it played. The albums that we consider truly exceptional stay with us since they provide a rare level of completeness, even perfection. Growing up, I remember that I would assume that an album…
  • Why We Allow Bad Bosses

    HumanCapitalAdviser.com
    28 May 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Regardless of the name on the building, we all work for a person: the boss. Considerable research points to the importance of the relationship between employees and their supervisor for engagement, productivity, and longevity and most of us would agree that the quality and nature of the boss plays a critical role in operational success. Nevertheless, most organizations talk a great game about the importance of having good bosses, but assume little can be done to consistently address the gap between employee needs and supervisor capabilities. This is a big mistake. A leader who cannot motivate…
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    The HR Cafe Daily Post

  • Count your blessings … but not all the time

    Dave Clemens
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Because the name of this thing you’re reading is the HR Cafe Talent Development Blog, we feel some obligation to tell you most weeks about how you can train and develop employees and managers.But this time, I felt like giving a different kind of tip — about developing yourself, specifically your personal happiness. (The method I’m going to allude to also works for employees and managers, of course, if you’re ever talking to them about happiness!)There’s a psychology professor named Sonja Lyubomirsky who specializes in the study of happiness, and specifically in…
  • 5 principles to make your organization a place where people want to work

    Dave Clemens
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s note: This week, guest blogger Andy Roe points out that employee engagement isn’t brain surgery. Often it’s a matter of executing on the fundamentals. But sometimes the simple stuff gets lost among the pressures of day-to-day business. Keeping employees engaged is a hot topic of discussion for employers, both in the Human Resources department and among other managers and leaders. And no wonder: Research by the Gallup polling organization has found that as many as 70% of employees are not mentally and emotionally engaged in their jobs.Employee apathy hits companies…
  • Training people for the benefit of others: What to do?

    Dave Clemens
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s a question asked by every employer that invests in training: What do we do about the folks who lap up the learning, but then take it with them to another employer? In other words, are we in the business of training people for the benefit of others, including competitors?Unfortunately, there’s no single answer that I can see. But I do find it interesting that employers’ reactions to the problem range across a very wide spectrum indeed.On the one hand, you have the open-handed attitude of Starbucks, which recently announced it would help pay for employees’ college…
  • Employers are dropping the ball on benefits education

    Dave Clemens
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    If you’re a typical employer in America today, you’re not doing a very good job educating your employees about the benefits you offer.Sorry to sound harsh, but that’s the conclusion emerging from a new employee benefits survey published by Unum, a provider of disability and other kinds of insurance.In fact, the survey — conducted for Unum by the Harris organization — found that benefits education was at its least effective level since 2008, the year Unum started surveying U.S. workers on the topic. This year’s survey, of 1,521 working adults, discovered…
  • When training lags, is it because there’s not enough time?

    Dave Clemens
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s be honest with ourselves. When somebody says, “I don’t have the time to do X, although I’d like to,” who are they kidding? If they wanted to do it, they’d find the time, wouldn’t they? And isn’t this true for you, too?Sure it is. Deep down we all know it’s an issue of priorities, not of time.So with that introduction, let’s consider the following facts, which come from a web survey of 407 HR people that we did here at the Rapid Learning Institute: While 74% of HR pros say that training and developing managers is part of their…
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    SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Technology Blog

  • 5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8.16.14 to 8.22.14

    Christopher Brablc
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from last week about recruitment marketing and other recruitment trends. In this article, we’ll be talking about employee referral programs, retargeting, the candidate experience and pricing psychology. I’d also like to share news and articles from us this week that you should check out: Blog: Where Are You on the Recruitment Technology Curve? Blog: A Look at the Talent Acquisition Technology Adoption Curve Webinars of note Improving Candidate Quality: Through A Marketing Lens 1st Timers Guide to Buying HR…
  • A Look at the Talent Acquisition Technology Adoption Curve

    Christopher Brablc
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Yesterday, we talked about the technology adoption curve and the benefits of being on the forward edge of the curve vs. being reactive to adopting more mature technologies. You can read the post here. For this post, I want to look at the talent acquisition technology space and where many of the technologies we use today, fall on the technology adoption curve.  See below. So when we look at the curve, where do talent acquisition technologies currently stand?  Here’s my thoughts (starting with established and moving toward innovative emerging technologies): *Please note I’m not…
  • Where are you on the Recruitment Technology Curve?

    Christopher Brablc
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition. If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve below. So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the first to implement these technologies and as they begin having success and these technologies get proof points with customers, more companies are willing to invest in and purchase…
  • Oldie but Goodie: Do you trust your recruiting analytics?

    Christopher Brablc
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    This week we are calling back some of our most popular posts of all time.  Enjoy and come back for new content next week. If you read one of my recent posts, “Getting Started with Recruitment Marketing”, you’ll know my thoughts on the importance of analytics in a total recruitment marketing strategy. And over the past few months, I’ve noticed something that I think is important to the recruiting analytics topic.  As an industry, much of our focus on analytics is on the output rather than the input when it comes to data.  That’s something I’d like to explore today. Output vs.
  • Oldie but goodie: What is a comprehensive recruitment strategy?

    Christopher Brablc
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This week we are calling back some of our most popular posts of all time.  Enjoy and catch new content next week. On this blog and in our conversations with recruiting organizations, we talk a lot about having a “comprehensive recruitment strategy”.  But in some of the conversations I have with folks, it’s not really clear what this means. So let’s aim to clear this up!   It’s not just one thing Now in the marketplace today, there are a number of voices locking into a few areas and stressing their importance.  “You need to be doing Mobile”, “A CRM is a must”,…
 
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    Corn on the Job

  • How Candidates Can Brand Themselves

    Rich DeMatteo
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
      While selling a product or a service for a business may seem incredibly straightforward, selling ourselves is an entirely different matter. As this is naturally much more personal, we can find it difficult to present our character, our goals and our skills in the best light – without appearing arrogant or conceited. So, it should come as no great surprise that one of the biggest difficulties job candidates face during applications and interviews is self-branding and self-promotional. Thankfully, there are a number of powerful ways to dispel the myth of the “nervous…
  • The First 90 Days: Why Temporary Staffing Is A Permanent Solution for Small Business

    Rich DeMatteo
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    90 days: that seems to be the magic number of days that a new hire gets to prove his meddle. It is both a honeymoon period and a trial period all rolled into one. During that time, the newbie is given the benefit of the doubt, whatever benefit there is in doubt. He can make a few mistakes. He can get at least one major thing wrong. But somewhere along the way, the pressure starts to build. The manager is watching every little thing. At some point, the reality sinks in. This job is not yet won. Everything is still on the line. It all comes down to the first performance review. That is when you…
  • 12 Things to Stop Doing Immediately If You Want A Job

    Rich DeMatteo
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Maybe you’ve been unemployed for a while.  Maybe you’re a brand spanking new college grad (congrats by the way).  Or maybe your current jobby is so painful that everyone around you feels the pain. Let’s jump right in, shall we?   12.  Stop Procrastinating Applying to jobs is the suckiest, isn’t it?  Only thing worse than that is staying miserable, so how about you do something about it.     11. Stop Being Negative You probzzz have enough haters, so why not join your own team, eh?  If you think you’re lame and not fit for the job, then why…
  • 5 Expert Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

    Rich DeMatteo
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    It’s a fact that if a business has a high rate of staff turnover it can hurt a company’s profit levels. Estimates show that replacing a valuable staff member can cost thousands of dollars in order to find and train a replacement. Indeed, not only are time and expenses incurred in the recruiting process of a new staff member, often the workload is passed onto the rest of the staff resulting in highly stressful workplace environment and a loss of productivity. The whole process can be counterproductive to reaching your targets and often it is better to focus on keeping your existing staff…
  • Does Your Business Need to Recruit a Health & Safety Specialist?

    Rich DeMatteo
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The health and safety of a company’s employees is one of the most important issues facing modern businesses, from a financial as well as wellbeing standpoint. With this in mind, as a small business owner or operations manager of a larger company you may well have considered whether or not to recruit a full time health and safety specialist to your team – but is it worth it? The experts at Tranter Cleere Solicitors take you through it. Taking due diligence Due diligence when it comes to health and safety (demonstrating that you have done as much as you can to avoid accidents…
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    mindflash.com

  • The Accidental Trainer: Creating Professional Training When You’re Not a Learning Professional

    Gauri Reyes
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Not everyone can be a great learning professional. But, you don’t need to be a “professional” learning professional to create or contribute to exceptional learning experiences for others. If you are tasked with creating, or inspired to create, online training for your department, your organization, or your partners or customers, it’s not strictly necessary to have “training” or “learning” in your job title. With today’s tools, technology, and accessibility to knowledge, it’s possible for a motivated individual to create effective online training. If you have the internal…
  • Use Your LMS to “Get Personal” with Your Learners

    Gauri Reyes
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Online training is typically made for mass consumption—one reason why it’s so cost effective compared to classroom training. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching. However, if every learner feels that the training is personalized for him or her, you’ve created a meaningful connection and made the learning session feel individualized. Example:  Is your name on the Coke bottle? The “Share a Coke” campaign rolled out in the U.S. this summer, and Coca Cola has swapped out their logo with the 250 most popular names for American teens and millenials. These…
  • 7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More

    Gauri Reyes
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Stores—brick-and-mortar or eCommerce sites—want customers to buy their products or services. And recommend the products to others. Then, return and buy more. Similarly, for online training, you want trainees—whether employees, partners, or customers—to buy (or buy into) your eLearning content. And use and apply it. And rate it positively through recommendations and endorsements. And come back and “buy” more. Effectively, to become loyal customers. Marc Rosenberg’s recent article, The Knowledge Management Genius of Amazon.com, prompted me to think of online learners as online…
  • Software Advice’s Favorite LMS User Interfaces

    Mindflash
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Mindflash was recently awarded one of the Most Favorite LMS User Interfaces by Software Advice. “Software Advice, a company that reviews HR & LMS technology, chose Mindflash because it makes learning simple—both for administrators and learners. Its interface is straightforward and employees can easily find and select the courses they need to take. Meanwhile, Mindflash makes creating courses extremely simple, with a course dashboard that allows administrators to upload material, distribute course material to learners and track learner progress—all from one screen.”  –…
  • Pop Quiz! Do You Really Need Quizzes in Online Training?

    Gauri Reyes
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Question:  Do you really need quizzes in your online training modules? Select the best answer to the question from the choices below. A.   Always B.   Never C.   Probably The answer is C, “Probably.” If I said the answer was A, “Always,” you could probably find the exception where quizzes would not make sense in an online training experience. But if your purpose for creating a training course includes one or more of the following—to motivate the learner, make learning engaging, assess knowledge, drive behavioral change, close training gaps, gain visibility into performance,…
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    無料出会い系サイトおススメランキング2014

  • この辺は釣りと同じ感覚でした

    AyX3DpYGT
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    、 こんなにのめりこむとは思っていませんでしたが、実際のところ、ただし、メールであまりあれこれ探ろうとしません。無料出会い系サイトを利用したいという人のために利用の流れについて紹介します。 まずは、 有効にメル友サイトを活用するなら、 この辺は釣りと同じ感覚でした。メル友と付き合う時の言葉遣いって大切だと思います。…
  • あなたのスタイルに合わせて行う事が出来ます

    AyX3DpYGT
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    可愛らしい顔してるのに、メールを何通も送るのは根気になります。23歳の会社員マナさん(仮名)です。筆者も今まで何度もこの質問を主婦にしましたが、 これなら「逆援助でお金を渡す」よりもイメージが良く、SNS登録をする前に必ず料金体系にも目を通しておきましょう。優良サイトだからといって いち早く流行を先取りして、今の現実の世界では、とさすがに悩みますよね。すぐにでも会いたいとしても、、
  • まずは「牛」

    AyX3DpYGT
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:44 pm
    あなたの外見がどうしようもなく人妻の好みだったとか、、 サクラメールが頻繁に届くようになってとても煩わしい思いをしたりします。 たった数時間付き合うだけで最高の快感を貰えるわけですから、新規に登録する人も非常に数が多く、 主婦なら「育児の話、実際に買う側の女性と出会い、…
  • 茨城県人に共通してあります

    AyX3DpYGT
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:37 pm
    嫉妬してしまうくらいです。あんなに若いのに、 常にメールが送られてくることを意識しておかなければなりません。いくら人間関係が良かったとしても、最近は出会いのために合コンをする人々も増えてきているようですから、 というような感想を述べています。 人妻という響きは、…
  • 次第にお互いに愚痴を言うようになりました

    AyX3DpYGT
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:43 pm
    花束をプレゼントしたり、人間不信にもなってしまいます。あとは出会い系サイトや懸賞応募サイトなどには一切振れないようにします。友達、別な女の子にも会った」と書かれていることもありますので、 お酒が好きなので、 SNSは特徴としてコミュニケーション機能が豊富で、…
 
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    TalentSpace Blog | Halogen Software

  • Do Boards Really Care About Compensation Programs?

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Boards typically spend a great deal of time on executive pay, but show little interest in total payroll. However, board members are interested in high potential and pivotal employees… and how the rewards system helps retain these individuals. Managing a strategic rewards system can help ensure you are not losing good people due to a short-sighted or inflexible compensation.
  • How to Make Good Career Decisions

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    It’s important to tell employees they are part of the succession plan… because some may not want to be. Here are a few helpful tips for identifying your most productive self and how to make career decisions that will help you feel productive, healthy, and successful.
  • Corporate Sustainability and Cultural Congruence – Does it Really Matter?

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    We’ve all heard that green is the new black (except those of you who think orange is the new black). But before you jump on the green HR bandwagon and begin promoting your organization as such, you need to think carefully about whether it truly is a priority for your organization.
  • The Wheel of Engagement: 6 Ways to be More Discerning about Employee Engagement in 2014

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    I believe we've reached a stage in employee engagement where we're asking those involved — such as HR professionals and consultants — to be more discerning. Discernment is the ability to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently. Here are 6 ways you can enhance your discernment when it comes to employee engagement.
  • The Key to Developing Leadership in Others

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    It can be maddening to watch people who you believe are fully capable, fail to demonstrate leadership among those who are ready and willing to follow their lead. Here are some ideas on how to bring out the leadership skills in others.
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    [ Lance Haun ]

  • Four Months

    Lance Haun
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Dear Elida, We’re four months into our journey together in parenthood. Everything that everyone told us about it is true, too. Babies don’t sleep well Babies need things Babies are disgusting So… I don’t sleep well I don’t get things I get to clean up disgusting things All of the good things are true, too. I mean, look at that picture of you. That’s what I wake up to at 5:00 am. That gives me the energy necessary to brew my first pot of coffee. Everything takes care of itself after that. I’ve never been one to complain or be particularly…
  • Fighting the Parent-Industrial Complex

    Lance Haun
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    I’m not joking when I tell you I didn’t read any parenting book or blog before our little girl arrived four months ago.  It’s not because I thought I knew better than the countless parents that have written about parenting. I have no idea what I’m doing, just like the rest of you guys. Given my wife’s penchant for research and reading, she probably read a lot more than me. I just took the approach of, “Well, if we get stuck, we’ll Google it or call a doctor.” In the first few weeks, I was trying to get my wife some sleep and trying to get…
  • Morning Person or Night Owl?

    Lance Haun
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    I don’t think my sleep trajectory is any different than a lot of folks: From high school through college and a little beyond, I was a flat out night owl — staying up until 2-3am consistently, regardless of when I had to get up. Beyond college, I adapted to a more normal schedule of sleeping at 11 or mdnight and getting up around six. Now, post kid, I find myself starting getting down to bed at 9-10pm and up at 4-6am  (with all of the interruptions, of course). The reason I mention this is because I haven’t slept in for awhile. While I was in Las Vegas for summer league though,…
  • The Need for Community

    Lance Haun
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been working from home for more than five years. It’s a wonderful thing that would be tough to trade for a commute and an office again. That’s even more so with our little one in the house full-time. Between her and our nanny, it’s the first time I’ve had full-time “coworkers” in the same space for more than a few days.  That’s if you don’t include my cat. I certainly don’t. I’ll be honest with you: it’s been nice to have human interaction between the hours of 7am and 6pm that didn’t involve going to a coffee…
  • Finding “A” Talent is Overrated

    Lance Haun
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    AP File Photo I just got back from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. For those not in the know, it’s a time when rookies and those looking to make a team’s 15-man roster come to play for almost two weeks in scrimmages. The event is small and fairly inside. It was my second year going with the guys from The 8 Man Rotation. The biggest names in the NBA aren’t there. There was no LeBron James. Nor was there Kevin Durant. Instead, you had rookies getting their first taste of team action and free agents and walk on’s looking for a shot at riding the end of the bench (or just…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • The Power of the Employee Referral [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, the employee referral is key to high rentention. Over the past five years there has been nothing but hard […]
  • Learn How Recruiters Are Using Social Media [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights 48% of recruiters said they only use LinkedIn. How many connections do you have? The average has 616 connections. Recruiters aren’t active on Twitter, 75% have less then […]
  • Career Sites Are GOLD [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! This week we’re bringing you an inforgraphic about the importance of career sites within your recruiting strategy. Check out our friends at TalentCircles if you’re looking for a cost-effective career […]
  • TalentCircles Transforms #HRTech & Wins HR Solutions Provider Award

    Jessica Merrell
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
      SAN BRUNO, CA — Global business leaders identified talent as a top five priority in 2014 according to new research from the Conference Board. Technology, particularly in the human resource industry, is an important catalyst to drive this business change. TalentCircles is at the forefront of this talent-­first philosophy with their innovative cloud based […]
  • Not Recruiting on Youtube? You’re Missing Out! [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Infographic Highlights: Youtube is the 3rd highest trafficked site in the world trailing Facebook & Google, yet recruiters are glossing over it. In 2011, Youtube had over 1 trillion views. […]
 
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    HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

  • Art of HR survey

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    I'd like to invite you to take part in a survey on the Art of HR.The survey focuses on HR artistry - an important role complementing HR science and which is focused on provoking, inspiring, and helping create new meaning. HR artistry will also be examined during the global Art of HR conference this November in Dubrovnik, with Dave Ulrich as key speaker. The survey is based on three sections, so that we can identify which personal and organisational attributes and which activities lead to positive people and business results:Contextual, personal and organisational factorsDemonstrating…
  • Love - for and from HR

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    I've just published this post on Linkedin - why I love HR people (who love people).If you liked my previous post about Venus vs Mars, you'll hopefully understand.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
  • Finance are from Mars, HR are from Venus

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    At the end of last week I was following the tweets from Eversheds HR Summer School which I spoke at last year and spotted this tweet, relating, I think to a presentation from the CIPD's Peter Cheese: "Finance are from Mars, HR are from Venus."Despite the fact that the tweeter also suggested this doesn't apply to her - she loves her FD - and Peter Cheese's response with #HRlovesFDs (a hashtag which - you might be surprised - hasn't quite managed to go viral) I do think there was something in the phrase.In fact it was something I was thinking about anyway as I'd been reading a few other things…
  • Keynoting on Datafication at Employee Benefits Live

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    I've got quite a few conferences coming up after the Summer, and in particular will be giving this keynote at Employee Benefits Live in London in September: The Datafication of HR - What Next? How is data-driven HR displaying results for early adopters?What are the new roles and skill sets HR needs for a top-notch analytics team?What impact will HR analytics have on talent management?I don't like the term datafication (Josh Bersin's fault!) but there's no doubt that the quantitative analysis of information relating to HR and especially reward and benefits is providing a growing challenge and…
  • Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey Q2 2014

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    Along with all of the data on Glassdoor's own jobs and careers community, the firm runs a quarterly survey of employee confidence, conducted by Harris Interactive.  The second quarter UK results are out today and contain some important messages for all businesses employing people here.In particular, a lot of the general commentary about the UK’s economy and the high cost of living at the moment suggests that many people are not yet seeing the benefits of an improving economy.  The findings from this research supports those general conclusions:One in three (32%) employees believe…
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    HR C-Suite

  • Workplace Issues: Never On Sundays

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’ve worked for a retail chain for seven years, since high school. During my first six years, I worked part-time and went to college, taking mostly night classes. During that time, I received excellent performance reviews and many employee of the month awards. After I received my BA in business management, my company accepted […]
  • Speak well! A Quality All Great Leaders Possess

    Christopher Austin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Leaders often have to use public speaking as a way of getting their points across to others. Some famous leaders have also been outstanding public speakers, such as John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr. However, the qualities that make someone a good leader are not always the same as the qualities […]
  • The Hard Truth About Leading Lasting Change

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the toughest challenges leaders face is making change work, from building initial momentum to sustaining change long term. How can leaders help employees to accept change more easily? How often have changes been launched with great effort and fanfare, only to evaporate over time? How many change processes have been touted as models of success for change […]
  • 6 Ways to Achieve Long Term Success Through On-Boarding

    Hannah Roberts
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Hiring a new member of staff is far more than a process of forging new business partnerships; it’s a 1 million decision that should not be taken lightly. It’s a long term investment for your business and should be treated as such, in order to maximize on employee productivity and return on investment. So how […]
  • Workplace Issues: Target on Back and Boring Presentations

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’m the only male employee in a large oil patch company’s accounting department. Although I have a ten year history of positive performance reviews and a generally good relationship with prior supervisors, I’ve always had a testy relationship with a coworker. When our former supervisor resigned four months ago, she was stepped up to […]
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    Compensation Cafe

  • Discretion and Disempowerment

    Ann Bares
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Ah, management discretion. Leaders often have a great fondness for discretionary rewards, particularly in bonus and incentive plans.  And why not?  Discretionary rewards keep all the power and control with them.  Wild card in hand, they are free until the moment the reward decision is made to do whatever feels right, based on their personal judgment call. But discretionary rewards have their pros and cons, and the flip side of putting all the power and control in the manager's hand is that none of it is left with the employee.  In an age where employers are increasingly seeking (and…
  • Dirt Under The Fingernails

    Chuck Csizmar
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Do you have a pet peeve at work?  Something that, when it happens just bothers the hell out of you?  That can ruin your whole day?  I do.  In fact, I have several.  Here’s one of my most annoying poke-in-the-eye scenarios; the self-appointed or self-anointed expert. Have you experienced the same?  Or perhaps to someone you know?  Some examples: Management decides to hire a bright and shiny new MBA and then drops the youthful new employee into your department with a thud. The new hire is touted as the second-coming of Jack Welsh (GE) or some other management guru; someone who will…
  • Labels --- It's Time To Give Them a Hard Look

    Jacque Vilet
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    I was reading a textbook on organizational behavior recently that included a chapter on perception --- how we perceive things.  Stereotyping was discussed --- a means of organizing, identifying, and interpreting information in order to understand the environment. We’re all familiar with stereotyping/labeling people. It’s become expected as well as accepted.   What do you think of when you see these words?++++ Nerds, introverts, blondes, liberals, jocks, hicks, Generation Y ++++ Why do we use labels?   Several reasons but the biggest one is that it helps us try to simplify our…
  • 5 Signs You're Ready For a New Compensation Solution

    Laura Schroeder
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Trish McFarlane wrote a great post recently about how you know you're ready for a new HR system, which I highly recommend if you are less than satisfied with your current HR solutions.  I also thought it would be fun and topically relevant to adapt that theme for a compensation audience.  So, what are some of the signs it's time to throw out your compensation solution(s) and start with a clean slate?​ It takes too long to get the information. If it takes weeks to pull together information for compensation planning that may be a sign that your compensation tool…
  • Before You Act, Think This One Through

    Margaret O'Hanlon
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    The race will officially begin in just a few weeks. If you are on a calendar year increase schedule, you know exactly what I'm talking about -- budget meetings, rollout scheduling, and so on -- typically begins in September. Today you still have the bandwidth to think some deep thoughts. Take some time to be creative. Grab a cool drink, find a quiet place and think this one through. Your plan design is communication. The design tells managers and employees how to act and what leadership considers important. How can you make a bigger impact this year? Instead of planning superficially,…
 
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    HR GUMBO

  • Premium Executive condos for sale in Bellewaters

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Singapore is one of most affluent nations within the east. Certainly one of the ideal countries to reside in Asia is Singapore. A few of the most beneficial condominiums ate to become located in this city-state. Right here at Bellewaters, you are able to uncover the most recent condos you might get any where. The area of Bellewaters Anchorvale in Singapore has some awesome condos. Bellewaters is within the province of Sengkang. This isn’t a barren region. There are some remarkable places exactly where you’ll be able to go purchasing nearby also. You will discover some awesome…
  • Why Should You Buy a Marine Blue Condo Unit?

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
    If you’re searching for the perfect condo unit in Singapore, you may want to consider Marine Blue. It is located near the seafront but it’s also in the middle of a busy city, which makes it an enviable property. The Location Marine Blue is in District 15, particularly in Marine Parade Road. It is close the Eunos MRT Station, Changi International Airport, Pan Island Expressway, the Central Business District, and the shopping district. Don’t be surprised to see it surrounded by malls like 112 Katong and Parkway Parade, or the supermarket, F&B outlets, and retail shops. New commercial…
  • Book you condo in the Commonwealth Towers

    admin
    13 May 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The majority of big cities have condos for sale. There’s very tiny area left in extremely urbanized cities. The town of Singapore is actually a place and has now rather restricted land for creating household complexes. The per capital income in Singapore is also pretty higher. Amongst all Asian countries Singapore is probably the richest one particular. This developing wealth has created the persons of Singapore itchiness for larger standards of living. The high modern day standards that this consumers of Singapore love is often observed within the core center region (CCR) in Singapore.
  • Skywood Condo – A Home in Singapore Nature

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Skywoods is another name for absolute extravagance amidst setting of lush green environment that is natural. The Skywoods condominium is a brand new residential facility built along among the most attractive landscape. The Skywoods condominium is set amidst verdant greenery, situated near the Bukit Timah enclave and with a scenic view. Being situated at an extremely suitable spot for nature lovers, the Skyswoods dairy farm farm road mix is suitable to give a its residents a lavish and satisfying lifestyle. This is a benediction for the residents in order to appreciate the panoramic view of…
  • Own a landmark address within Singapore with Lakeville

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Yes, owning an address within Singapore is now getting easier with Lakeville. Lakeville Singapore has come up with a unique project besides the famous Jurong lake of Singapore. Yes, you read it right. Now you are getting an opportunity to own a special, comfortable and spacious condo within the neighborhoods of Singapore. The site where Lakeville towers are coming up had many bidders and the company had to bid high to grab the plot which offers exclusive view of the landmark Jurong lake. Would the condo be spacious? Yes, Lakeville believes more in comfort along with style. Every condo that…
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    TriNet Blog

  • Six Ways Your Exempt Employee May Qualify

    Jacqueline Lennertz
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Many employers classify all of their employees as exempt, without analysis, in order to avoid the “administrative headache” of employing non-exempt employees. Misclassifying employees under the Fair... Visit site for full story...
  • The difference between a PEO and an ASO

    Matt Meigs
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    PEO? ASO? HR Outsourcing? Which is which? Every now and then we get a confounded business owner asking us "What exactly is a PEO? And how is it different from an ASO?" We thought it might just help... Visit site for full story...
  • Three Health Savings Account (HSA) Fun Facts

    Teri Lowder
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve probably seen an option while enrolling for medical plans with TriNet for a plan that comes with a Health Savings Account (HSA) but perhaps were intimidated by the unknown.  There are lots of... Visit site for full story...
  • Are your People Ignoring Others’ Unethical Behavior?

    Dave Clemens
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Do your employees dare to confront co-workers when they’ve done something unethical? We’re not talking about acts like harassment or embezzlement that absolutely must be reported and... Visit site for full story...
  • Retail Industry – View Seasonal Hires as your Next Top Talent

    David Organt
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to the TriNet SMBeat, the retail and wholesale industry has been among the top four fastest growing industries over the past three months, growing more than 4.5% since April. This is... Visit site for full story...
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    hrbycatherine.com

  • Why Branding is Important for Bringing in Top Talent

    Catherine Palmiere
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Employment branding – It’s different from company branding, yet it communicates a message to others about your company. It focuses on managing how potential employees, stakeholders and current employees think of your company’s culture and your workplace management. Why Create an Employment Branding Strategy? First and foremost a strong and positive employment brand can, and often does, attract strong candidates who are good assets in the long run.  Applicants pay attention to how your company is known. If your employees are happy, that knowledge can spread to the outside world,…
  • 3 Ways to Align Your Resume to the Job You Are Applying For

    Catherine Palmiere
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are a job seeker, the first time a human resources professional will notice you is usually going to be on paper. While there are a number of things that they are going to looking for, you can basically boil it down to whether or not they see you as a good fit, both for the position and for the company in general. If your resume doesn’t really communicate why you would be a good fit for the position you are applying for, then chances are good that you will get passed up. While you may know that you …
  • Is It Time to Give Up Trying to Fill a Job Opening?

    Catherine Palmiere
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s not uncommon to struggle with filling a position for so long that you begin to lose hope you will ever find a decent candidate. While you’re not rushing the hiring process, you’re still not making any apparent headway. In this situation, it’s important not to give up, but instead consider whether your tactics are to blame. It’s possible that with a shift in your hiring tactics, you might find an applicant who is perfect for the job. Five Tips to Jump Start a Stalled Recruitment Process Re-Evaluate Your Hiring Criteria. It’s possible that your hiring criteria – the …
  • Are Your Interview Processes Actually Helping Bad Applicants?

    Catherine Palmiere
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interviews can be a great tool when you want to learn about an applicant’s skills, personality and goals. But, if you’re not careful, utilizing the wrong kind of interview questions and methods can make bad applicants look like your next star. Here is how to tell if you interview processes are actually helping poor applicants and hurting your business. Processes that Might Give Bad Candidates an Edge Unstructured InterviewsWhen you have a certain goal in mind – like having specific information that you want to obtain – an unstructured interview may not be the best choice. For some…
 
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    Compensation Insider

  • When to use comparatio and market ratio

    Sandrine Bardot
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    One of my contacts commented to me recently : I am curious about something…. If compa-ratio defines the relationship between a person’s pay and his internal pay grade mid-point, should there not be a different name for the metric that defines the actual pay rate of the incumbent with the target market midpoint? You are […]
  • Is this the biggest HR challenge in the GCC ?

    Sandrine Bardot
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    One of my recent subscribers wrote to me : I think the biggest challenge for any one handling HR in the GCC would be Total Rewards equity. Convincing people that they are paid fairly and equitably by any company seems to be an impossible task to achieve. Nationals keep wanting to be promoted despite their […]
  • What opportunites for partnership between HR and Finance ? [Infographic]

    Sandrine Bardot
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A few months ago, the good folks at Towers Watson produced a decent infographic on the partnership opportunities between HR and Finance. Unfortunately, they’re not offering an “embed” function so if you want to see it, you’ll have to click here. You can download a PDF if you really like it There are numerous areas […]
  • Overview of the People in Energy East conference in Kuala Lumpur

    Sandrine Bardot
    28 May 2014 | 12:57 am
    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure and honour to be one of the guest speakers at the People in Energy East conference organized in Kuala Lumpur by Lucy Brennan from The Talent Management Alliance. It was my first visit in Malaysia and I thoroughly enjoyed the warm welcome I was given by everyone […]
  • 3 tips to support the performance management approach at your company

    Sandrine Bardot
    14 May 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Here is a situation that I witnessed at a client’s company. Imagine the scene : today is the meeting with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) where the topic is : “Which changes should we introduce to our performance management system ?”. The ELT is educated about the need for an efficient program. The individual performance […]
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    ACT Bridge

  • 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 […]
  • Real-Time Analytics and Data-Driven Talent Management

    Kurt Ballard
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    If talent is the fuel that powers your organization, real-time analytics is the performance accelerant. HR metrics and how they are used have been changing rapidly over the last several years. Historically, HR executives have relied heavily upon qualitative metrics using systems developed in house or relying on manual processes. HR as a function became […]
  • “Get Personal” – Improving Returns on Employee Development

    Dr. Shane Fuhrman
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    For years, the first front in the war for talent has been finding the best new hires. This has been the primary focus of HR for a long time. Now with new limited hiring, the focus of HR is shifting as more businesses begin to recognize the importance of developing their current workforce. Employee development […]
  • EVENT: HR Summit, Dallas, TX (Sep 2014)

    Kiley Dorton
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    From the 10th – 12th September the HR Summit US will bring together 65 senior decision makers and business leaders from across the region.  ACT Bridge will be there, come say hello!
  • The Tremendous Value of “Career Pathing”

    Kurt Ballard
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Establishing career paths is essential. Employees want it. Employers know they need it. Showing employees how to set and reach their career goals is a valuable retention and tool and a strategic skill development process. If this need is not addressed there are serious ramifications for employers. According to Randstad’s 2012 Employment Survey, nearly 86% […]
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    TargetRecruit Solutions Blog

  • Expectations of Staffing Agencies from HR Technology

    Reena Gupta
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    HR practitioners are more interested in current and future employees, which can only be mined by appropriate HR technology. Data mining and HR technology have helped companies to have easy and quick access to some real talents. It has allowed businesses seriously consider hiring their best employees using the most appropriate and effective HR tools. Companies’ Expectations from HR Tools As per a survey conducted by Forbes, companies expect at least three major benefits from investing in HR technology solutions, which includes a better candidate experience, easy access to dynamic innovative…
  • Intuitive Applicant Tracking System – Make Things Easier for Small Scale Recruiting Agencies

    Reena Gupta
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Applicant tracking system is not only the backbone of large recruiting firms but it can also become an intuitive and smart tool reducing their recruiting system manifolds. Large-scale recruiting firms are already yielding the widely known benefits of applicant tracking system (ATS) and have been handling a huge influx of applicants, monitoring recruiters’ interaction with applicants, and maintaining a magnificent and robust pool of qualified candidates. Is it for Small Recruiting Agencies In addition to large recruiting firms, ATS can also become a lifeline of small staffing needs.
  • The Growing Number of Mobile Job Seekers

    Reena Gupta
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Nowadays in the well connected world, job seekers are more interested in following different strategies for searching jobs. The internet is the key, which has gone mobile these days due to the ubiquitousness of this device. It’s time now for the recruiters and companies to realize this aspect and engage with this trend to outreach as many prospective job seekers as possible. Although, mobile adoption for career websites and other job seeking devices has been slow, but it is rapidly increasing – companies cannot stay behind. Job Seekers Behavior on Mobile Most of job seekers range between…
  • How Consultants Contribute to the Recruitment Industry

    Reena Gupta
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    The recruitment industry is facing a great deal of competition due to the growth of society and the demand for qualified staff. With the evolution of technology and internet and growing demand for right talent, recruitment business has gone to next level and has become more complex process including cohesive fusion of planning, process, tools, technology and resources to recruit and retain the best talent! Current Recruitment Ecosystem At any given point in time, there are millions of people searching for a job, still employers are unable to find right talents to fill key positions. The…
  • Video Interviewing – The Future of Recruitment Industry

    Reena Gupta
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    Web and video interview have paved way for several new avenues of interviewing for employers and potential prospects. Although, the video interview has not eliminated the conventional in-person interview; it is quickly transforming into a popular technology trend that is about to gain further adoption by employers and stay here for many years. Video interviewing is fast becoming the popular HR technology trends in the past few years. It is instrumental in cost cutting, tackling standardize compliance issues, and increasing productivity. To some extent compared to in-person interviews,…
 
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    Online Flat Fee Recruitment

  • Shift Work is Unhealthy – Official

    Ian Greensmith
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    BBC Radio 4′s Today programme on Friday highlighted recent research that has spelled out what many of us have often felt that shift work, particularly long-term overnight work, is detrimental to good health with links detected to diabetes in men, … Continue reading →
  • Phone Tips for Candidates

    Ian Greensmith
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:32 am
    Actually, the title is a bit misleading – there is only one tip for job seekers, but it’s such an important one and it’s this… Answer every call as if the person at the other end of the line is … Continue reading →
  • What Does Comic Sans Say About You?

    Ian Greensmith
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    We thought we’d covered all aspects of CV writing on our blog spot over the past two or three years, however, an article in today’s Guardian has prompted another. The feature was an interview with Vincent Connare, the creator/designer of … Continue reading →
  • Applicant Tracking Systems

    Admin
    27 May 2014 | 9:28 am
    Let’s imagine you have placed your first job placement on an online job board and after three days you realise you’re getting 100+ CVs and covering emails per day. You now have 300 to read, sift, process, reply to, or … Continue reading →
  • The Return of Dog’s Blog with Daisy

    Ian Greensmith
    23 May 2014 | 8:47 am
    Woof woof. Hi folks, I’m back again. Seems like the bozos who write the daily blog at Hunt4Staff have run out of ideas. “Hey, Daisy, please write us some more Dog’s Blogs – we used to love your Friday pieces,” … Continue reading →
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    DCR Workforce Blog

  • Is Your Approach Toward Women Undermining Workplace Diversity?

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Ask any CEO of a major company to rate the importance of having a diverse workforce, and you are most likely going to hear that diversity is “critically important”. The CEO might then speak of their diversity program, and indicated the percentage of employees who qualify as minorities. Yet diversity is not merely a numbersRead full story...
  • When it Comes to MSP/VMS Implementations, Planning is Everything!

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Ask any Procurement officer who has ever gone out to bid for a Managed Services Program (MSP) and/or Vendor Management System (VMS) about the experience, and you will most likely hear words like “due diligence” or “comprehensive”. What this translates into is a lengthy process in which a group of potential vendors answer hundreds ofRead full story...
  • When Does Employer Loyalty Become a Negative?

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you are working for a company which is a leader in its industry, you may have witnessed a colleague being courted and lured away by a competitor. Your former colleague may have bragged before leaving about receiving an offer of 2X or 3X. (For the uninitiated, that is headhunter jargon for someone whose currentRead full story...
  • Bundled Solutions: The Return of Conflict of Interest in Contingent Workforce Procurement

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    As the concepts of Contingent Workforce Managed Services Programs (MSP) and Vendor Management Systems (VMS) emerged, companies raised concerns regarding the potential conflicts of interest that could occur when a staffing agency also served as the MSP.   They worried that the MSP vendor would direct business toward their own staffing agency recruiters, creating an unfairRead full story...
  • Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act Sets Course

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    The notion that women are disadvantaged in the workplace is not a new one. For years, we have been faced with research demonstrating that women are paid less than men (77 cents for every dollar earned by a man), they comprise two-thirds of minimum wage earners, 25% of women quit when required to take unpaidRead full story...
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    Your HR Buddy !!

  • Friday Fun activities at work – Office Desk Pranks

    nisha.raghavan
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fridays are meant to be cool, relaxed and ridiculously fun. And that is how it should be here at Your HR Buddy blog as well. So let’s have some Friday fun activities at work! Companies around the globe are trying their best to bring happiness to their employees by inducing some fun element in the workplace.
  • 5 Recruitment Mistakes Hiring Managers make

    nisha.raghavan
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    You see in many cases where if a new hire fails, the Managers blame HR. But in fact the reasons for a new hire’s failure can be because of a recruitment mistake that hiring managers made or due to poor manager relationship. Here are 5 Recruitment mistakes that Hiring managers should avoid making. Thinking ‘It’s not my
  • Global Experts view on Executive Coaching and Organizational Development

    nisha.raghavan
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Development is holistic and progressive when organizational interventions sustain the momentum of growth with sense of purpose and align it to the organizational goals. Successful organizations craft a strategy of developing, enhancing the capability of the employees through sustained efforts to build in the talent pool. And in this road map of organizational development, Executive
  • HR doesn’t hire, Managers do

    nisha.raghavan
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    It is a general assumption that an HR does all the hiring in an organization. Well, that’s not the truth.HR doesn’t hire (Unless it is for an HR position) but Managers do. Here is how it works! For example: When a sales position opens up(either when an employee quits/resigns or if there is a need
  • Top experts share their Employer Branding tips and techniques

    nisha.raghavan
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    It is not about winning the war for talent anymore! But it is about how to become an employer of choice and outperform competition so that the talent chooses to join your organization no matter how tough the competition is. And you can attain that goal by building your Employer Brand! Successful organizations have taken
 
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    G&A Partners HR Blog

  • ACA Update: Affordability Percentage to Increase in 2015

    G&A Partners
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Beginning in 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers to offer affordable, minimum coverage to their full-time employees or be subject to a penalty. This rule is better known as the employer mandate, or the “play or play” rule. For coverage to be considered affordable, an employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage cannot exceed a certain percentage of their annual household income. For plans beginning in 2014, the percentage used to determine affordability was 9.5 percent of an employee’s annual household income. According…
  • Is your workplace happy? Three ways to boost employee satisfaction

    G&A Partners
    30 May 2014 | 6:37 am
    Rebecca Regard- HR Advisor G&A Partners Is your career progressing? Do you have time for a life outside of work? Do you love what you do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you’re happy and engaged in your job. But how would your employees answer those questions? These three major areas of employee satisfaction directly correlate to employee engagement: Career growth News flash — job security is not especially important to your most motivated, high-achieving employees. While stability may keep them going through the motions, opportunities for career growth…
  • Achieving Operational Efficiency and Quality Control Across the PEO

    G&A Partners
    23 May 2014 | 7:26 am
    Erin L. Rafferty, CPP Achieving operational efficiency and producing a quality product in the PEO environment is critical to the overall success, profitability, and longevity of the PEO. No one sets out to achieve inefficiency or produce a work product that contains errors, but, unfortunately, it happens. Understanding the cost of inefficiency and the actions needed to increase the overall effectiveness of the operation are the first steps to becoming the proverbial well-oiled machine. The Cost of Inefficiency Inefficiency can start a vicious chain of events throughout an organization. An…
  • Recap: PPACA Update

    G&A Partners
    28 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    Did you miss our popular webinar on PPACA? Don’t worry! We recorded the whole thing and have made it available for viewing! Watch it here.   Webinar description:   This webinar is an overview of what the ACA means for your business in 2014, 2015 and beyond. You will learn what near-term issues you should be thinking about from a planning and compliance perspective, this presentation will also include what the employer mandate means for you and when and if it will apply to your business. Seth will also provide an overview of some new annual reporting requirements that may apply to…
  • Lawsuits filed against McDonalds make for an unlucky St Patrick’s Day

    G&A Partners
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    What do you get when you don’t pay your employees overtime, cheat them out of hours on their timecard and have them work off the clock? You get seven class-action lawsuits. Popular fast-food chain McDonalds is facing lawsuits in California, New York and Michigan for failure to correctly pay workers’ earnings. A union supported campaign has teamed with lawyers of the employees and discovered several instances of wage theft, causing them to file lawsuits on Wednesday. Allegations stated that some restaurants were not paying for actual hours worked because they would not let employee’s…
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    The Resumator

  • Pittsburgh..”City of Champions!!!”

    Bill Fox
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Pittsburgh is a city that is steeped in​ ​​sports history and culture.  For a city often referred to as the “City of Champions”, this comes as little surprise.  Th​at​ history has made ​our city proud, strong, and competitive.  No matter the sport, you will see passionate fans and athletes giving all they have for the chance to win it all.  Visitors to ​our city can feel the energy and passion these sports bring whether it is football, hockey, baseball, or laser tag. Wait…​ l​aser t​ag? O​h​ yes, Pittsburgh ​p​rofessional and ​c​ollege sports aren’t…
  • Breaking the Pattern: Announcing $15M Venture Financing

    Don Charlton
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Breaking the pattern: New funding, new possibilities Hey readers. Don Charlton here, founder and CEO of The Resumator. You haven’t heard much from me here on the blog, but I had to speak up for this special occasion. Today, we celebrate an infusion of $15 million in funding, our largest round ever, from a phenomenal team of investors – new lead investor, Volition Capital, innovative East Coast Venture firms Blue Cloud Ventures and Riverfront Ventures and follow on financing from Birchmere Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners, demonstrating a continued commitment to The Resumator’s…
  • Performers Won’t Wait for You: Introducing Candidate Quick Screen

    Laura Smous
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The Resumator Candidate Quick Screen Let’s face it; the very best candidates – the ones we call performers – aren’t sitting around idly. Most of them are already employed, leaving them little time to come looking for you, even if they’re not quite happy with their current jobs. The Resumator has always made it easy to use employee referrals and sharing in social networks to ferret out passive talent, but that’s not enough anymore. Over the last year, we’ve added Apply with LinkedIn and Responsive Job Boards to make it easier for these passive candidates to find and engage with…
  • Using the Job Link Builder

    David McMurdy
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Craigslist has become a one-stop shop for everything that our little hearts desire. Do you need cars, musical instruments and even relationships? Craigslist has you covered! Nowadays, people are even looking to Craigslist for job opportunities. The Resumator offers you the ability to post your jobs to Craigslist. In order to bring your job to the Craigslist masses, you just need to utilize our Job Link Builder. It’s easy! All you need to do is follow along with the below steps to take advantage of Craigslist: -       Click on the Job that you would like to post to Craigslist.
  • Performer vs. Paycheck Employee: Winning the Battle for the Best Talent

    The Resumator
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    As more and more companies around the world struggle to recruit talent, there is an increasing tendency to settle for “an average hire,” as long as their job is filled. Settling for average hires not only hurts your team’s performance, but those hires continue to limit your company’s capabilities for many years. If you want to aim higher, you understand the many benefits that come from hiring top performers and the five essential recruiting elements you need to produce superior hiring results.   The Five Factors That Dramatically Improve Hiring Results Ability to Recruit Passive…
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    Eblin Group

  • Overworked and Overwhelmed? We Have an Offer for You and Your Colleagues

    Scott
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you’ve been reading this blog the past few months, you know that I’ve been working on my next book, "Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative". There are two questions that people usually ask me when they hear the title of the book. The first is, “When can I read it?” The second is “How does the new book relate to what you’ve been doing?” On the first question, I’m thrilled to let you know that "Overworked and Overwhelmed" is now in production and will be available on October 13. On the second question, I view this new book as the logical successor to my…
  • Tired of the Fire Drills? Appoint a Fire Marshal

    Scott
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the things I talk a lot about with my executive coaching clients is the highest and best use of their time and attention. When they think about what they really need to accomplish and how they should be spending their time to do that they often see a gap. The gap is between what they should be spending their time and attention on and what they actually are spending it on.
  • Mindful Mondays: Inject Some Life Into Your Daily Grind

    Scott
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in 2007, Tim Ferris released a mega best-seller called The Four Hour Work Week. He’s since gone on to release a couple of other best-sellers but it was his first book that really put him on the map. It was a great title for sure. Who doesn’t want a four-hour work week? I’ve always joked, however, that there was no way Tim Ferris was only spending four hours a week working on writing and then getting the word out about his book. As I’ve been doing the same thing on my second book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative this year, I’ve been reminded of what a…
  • What Leaders Can Learn About Trust from Vladimir Putin

    Scott
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Given his track record in Crimea and Ukraine over the past several months, you wouldn’t think there is much that leaders could learn about trust from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The shoot down of the Malaysian Air flight, the Russian-backed rebels, the troops massed on the Ukrainian border, the government-stoked propaganda in Russian media and the current “humanitarian” convoy that the Russian army is driving into Ukraine have blown the international community’s trust in Putin out of the water.
  • Mindful Mondays: Why You Should Reset Your Brain and How to Do It

    Scott
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    The most emailed article on The New York Times website today is an article called Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain. It’s by Daniel Levitin of McGill University and it explains the findings of research that he did with a colleague at Stanford. The big headline is that they’ve identified a part of the brain called the insula that controls the interplay between focused attention and daydreaming. The brain has two neural networks that manage attention. One is for focus; the other is for daydreaming. They’re designed to counterbalance each other. The insula helps them do that.
 
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    xeniumhr.com

  • What’s Xenium’s Lacey Halpern Reading?

    Lacey Halpern
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    This article is part of a series of blog posts entitled, “What’s Xenium Reading?” To find out more about this series, click here. This week’s post features Lacey Halpern, an HR Business Partner at Xenium. I’ve always been someone that has had a passion for personal development work, and over the last year took on this work from a whole new place. I was recommended to read The Gifts of Imperfection from a mentor I was working with at the time, who thought the research that Brene Brown did around vulnerability and perfectionism would be a good fit for me. I tend to be much harder on…
  • What’s Xenium’s Molly Kelley Reading?

    Molly Kelley
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    This article is part of a series of blog posts entitled, “What’s Xenium Reading?” To find out more about this series, click here. This week’s post features Molly Kelley, an HR Business Partner at Xenium. As someone who reads four to five books per month, one of my least favorite questions is, “What’s your favorite book?” That’s like asking a parent to pick your favorite child (easy right now since I only have one!) They all have different qualities and strengths and I read so broadly that even selecting a favorite genre is difficult, let alone a favorite book. I’m a lifelong…
  • What’s Xenium Reading?

    Allison Julander
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    It probably isn’t difficult to tell, but Xenium loves to read. From our company-wide book club to previous Podcast discussions and blog posts reviewing specific books to conversations on Twitter with our favorite authors, we’re pretty crazy about any kind of personal or professional development book we can get our hands on. And our love of books and learning and development has permeated much of what we do. As we feel it should. But, as with most readers, we’re constantly searching for new material, and we’re guessing you might be in search of some summer reading too. In the coming…
  • Podcast: Being Authentic, Giving Negative Feedback and Managing Performance

    Brandon Laws
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Lacey Halpern of Xenium HR, joins the Human Resources for Small Business podcast to discuss giving feedback to employees, being authentic and managing performance. During this episode, Lacey and Brandon discuss: - How giving negative feedback is better than no feedback at all - Methods to give positive and negative feedback - Types of feedback worth sharing - What is more appropriate—Public or private feedback? - Why being authentic is important - How giving feedback can affect a relationship Join the conversation on Twitter @XeniumHR with #hrsmbPodcast Host: Brandon Laws, Xenium HR –…
  • My Experience in a Mentorship Program

    Brandon Laws
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    For anyone who has considered developing a formal mentorship program within their organization, I will tell you that it has done wonders for the employees of Xenium in terms of professional growth, communication and relationship development. Although mentorship programs can come in many different formats, at Xenium we decided to keep the program internal. This means that employees within the four walls of the organization are matched, with each match typically including a leadership-level employee and someone growing within the organization who seeks to receive support and learn from an…
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    The Employee Benefits Blog

  • Employee Benefits News Roundup: Stress and Wellness at Work

    Colin Bradley
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Stress and its effect on productivity are serious concerns for employees and employers alike in today’s uncertain, fast-moving business world. That, in part, is driving employee wellness as a priority for many companies, and stress-relieving measures are being used both as employee benefits and savvy moves toward increased productivity. This week’s Employee Benefits News Roundup brings you articles and blog posts about the types of stress employees are facing as well as the wellness benefits that can help reduce those stresses.   Personal Financial Worries Plague Workers Worldwide…
  • Identity Theft Protection as a Voluntary Benefit

    Colin Bradley
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Identity theft has always been an issue, but the rise of Internet communication has made it easier for people to pose as others online, steal passwords and access accounts. According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 7 percent of people 16 or older experienced identity theft in 2012. Almost 14 percent suffered a financial loss because of the identity theft -- and of those, about half lost $100 or more. According to the report, financial losses due to personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. And it’s not just people who lose money -- governments, financial…
  • Employee Benefits News Roundup: New Report on State Health Care Spending

    Colin Bradley
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation collaborated on the State Health Care Spending Project’s report "State Employee Health Plan Spending: An examination of premiums, cost drivers and policy approaches.” The report examines spending on employee health benefits, comparing data from 49 states. Read on to learn how your state stacks up. State Spending on Employees’ Health Insurance Varies Significantly, According to New Report. InsuranceNewsNet: “Nineteen states offered their employees at least one health plan with an annual deductible of at…
  • Have You Considered Offering Your Employees Elder Care Benefits?

    Colin Bradley
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    As the workforce ages, more middle-aged employees are finding themselves navigating care or actively caring for their parents and other elderly relatives. A recent study by Workplace Options found that 15 million people in the U.S. are providing unpaid care for someone with dementia. Early model eldercare programs mostly consisted of providing information to employees about services and programs that could help with the care of elderly parents and other relatives. Now, eldercare benefits can include access to a geriatric care manager or the ability to take pretax paycheck deductions to pay…
  • Employee Benefits News Roundup: Aon Hewitt Health Care Survey

    Colin Bradley
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Aon Hewitt has released its 2014 Health Care Survey, which polled 1,230 U.S. employers about their health care benefits. Read on for the results of the study, along with more information about steps employers are taking to optimize benefits plans and improve the health of workers. Employers Turn to Reference-Based Health Pricing. SHRM: “According to Aon Hewitt's 2014 Health Care Survey of more than 1,230 employers covering more than 10 million employees, 52 percent of employers said their current health strategy is focused on traditional cost-mitigation approaches, such as employee…
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    Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary | Globoforce Blog

  • Your Succession Plan Stinks: Tips for Finding and Developing HiPos in Your Company

    Darcy Jacobsen
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Okay, okay. You might be in the lucky minority. According to a study by Quantum Workplace, 1% of executives believe that their succession plans are excellent. You might be that rare company that has a fantastic multi-level succession plan, based on substantive, nuanced data, which not only makes your high-potential employees feel invested, but also yields great leadership for your organization. But it’s statistically unlikely. You’re probably more like the rest of the world. You would love, love, love to have that kind of succession plan. It comes up in meetings all the time, but when it…
  • Employee Happiness. Gamification. E-Thanks. Milestones. Webinar.

    Globoforce
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In our most recent Workforce Mood Tracker report we tackled some of the latest trends and topics in employee engagement, and what we found surprised even us! We hope you can join Senior Recognition Strategist Brenda Pohlman along with Content Analyst and Blogger Darcy Jacobsen, as they unpack the findings in our latest Mood Tracker survey and shed some light on how employees really feel about these issues and more! We’ll share: Findings on the authenticity of gamification and e-thanks How recognition impacts employee happiness—at work and at home! The inside scoop on service milestone…
  • The Incredible Power of a Personal Thank You

    Darcy Jacobsen
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
      TD Canada gets it. They recently surprised folks with their talking ATM (Automated Thanking Machine, in this case) that handed out thank you messages and gifts to a few of their long-time customers. What makes these gifts so amazing isn’t just their size. (Some are big, some are small.) It’s that the company took the time to learn about their customers and give them a thank you gift that is truly meaningful to them and reflects the relationships that customer has built. It’s a fantastic campaign that really highlights the emotional power of a thoughtful and…
  • Are You Evolving With Your Employee Benefits?

    Darcy Jacobsen
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Bad news. SHRM just released their annual survey evaluating the state of employee benefits in 2014, and if you compare those results to the same benefits a few years ago, the findings are a little depressing. Health costs have taken up more and more of the pie, as education, financial and retirement benefits decline. As US News and World Report recently wrote, many of the crown jewels from the 2010 benefit offering are disappearing today. This report is part of a general hue and cry about vanishing employee benefits, as things like pension plans, education reimbursements, and even health care…
  • The Advent of the “Social Workplace”

    Darcy Jacobsen
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    When it comes to the workplace, social is no longer a buzzword. It’s also not a fad. Social is really just another word for being human. Because as humans, the most fundamental part of our nature is communication. So when we talk about bringing social with us into our work-lives, in the form of advances like social recognition, we’re talking about taking all the human parts of ourselves and how we communicate, and using them to do our jobs better and more creatively. Sometimes we talk about “social business” for the greater good, but sometimes it is just about bringing our…
 
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    Clarity Consultants

  • 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…
  • Increasing the Value of Corporate Learning

    bnbailey
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:57 pm
    With today’s competitive environment, it’s important for employers to go the extra mile in retaining employees. That means a concerted effort in enhancing training and development must be a top priority. Paying for training can add a significant amount of money to the bottom line, yet it is a worthwhile investment. It makes employees feel valued and appreciated, and more likely to remain with their employers. Companies that offer training and development opportunities save an average of $94,444.47 by avoiding turnover. The more technical the position, the more it costs to replace…
  • 5 Ways Adults Learn Better Online

    bnbailey
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    Malcolm S. Knowles (1913-1997) was the most prominent expert on adult education in the United States during the second half of the 20th century. During the 1950s, he was Executive Director of the Adult Education Association of the United States and a champion of adult self-directed learning. A pioneer in adult education Malcolm Knowles wrote the first major accounts of the history of adult education, but his greatest contribution was to the concept that adults do not need to be taught; they just need help in learning. The technical term is andragogy The concept of andragogy Andragogy relies…
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    Human Resources Software

  • 10 Things You Should Never Do in a PowerPoint Presentation

    Stephanie Reyes
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    PowerPoint is still the most commonly used presentation software on the market. While interesting new entrants like Prezi are attracting some passionate followers, for over 20 years, most of us have turned to PowerPoint when we need to put together a slide deck. As an application, it allows you to do everything you need to do in creating an effective presentation. Unfortunately, it also comes with enough bells and whistles to lead you down the path to presentation hell. No doubt you’ve experienced some painful PowerPoint presentations in your time. If you want to be known as someone who…
  • Two Approaches to Calculating Bonuses

    Stephanie Reyes
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    There are a lot of traditions surrounding the distribution of bonuses ranging from timing to eligibility, from merit to patronage, from celebration to stomach ulcers. The less pleasant traditions are usually a result of poorly defined structure or “bias bonuses” that reward people based on favoritism and politics rather than contribution. Photo by Frédéric Bisson, Flickr To ensure that bonus time creates a positive tradition in your organization, here are two vastly different approaches that strive to address common bonus time inequities. The Standard Approach The…
  • Creating a Path for Growth

    Stephanie Reyes
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
     Photo Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli, Flikr Research shows that one of the most important attractors in a job search (and one of the strongest incentives for existing employees to stay with an organization), is the availability of growth opportunities. At the same time, company structures are becoming flatter, with fewer levels of management and less hierarchy. These increasingly horizontal organizational structures have resulted in more lateral movement and “cross training” to support career development aspirations. Some people find scaling the “career lattice”…
  • 3 Things HR Can Learn from Great Customer Service

    Stephanie Reyes
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    More than anything else, great customer service is about respect: respect for the customer as an individual,  respect for the customer’s time and respect for the customer’s point of view—even when it seems off base. It’s Not About You Variations of the statement: “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” have been attributed to Theodore Roosevelt and John C. Maxwell, among others. This phrase has been used time and again to illustrate a fundamental principle in leadership, sales, and customer service. The same principle was…
  • Brain Health and Workplace Performance

    Stephanie Reyes
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Although there’s a lot of evidence that brain health is improved when a mind remains active and challenged; increasingly, research shows that mental downtime is even more important. In his article in Scientific American, Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime, Ferris Jabr writes: Brain Health by Dan Century, Flikr “Downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to both achieve our highest levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life. “ Some research suggests the…
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    The Great Place to Work Blog

  • Lessons for Leaders as they Build a Great Workplace

    Jessica Rohman
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Lesson #1: Seven Workplace Factors that Impact Employee Health One of the top lessons for leaders that we took away from this year’s Great Place to Work® Conference was that wellness programs are not the lever that drives employees’ health in the workplace. Instead, improving the overall work environment is a far more effective way to keep employees healthy.
  • Leadership Challenges, Critical Skills and the Importance of Gender Diversity

    China Gorman
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board have recently released a report, “Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015.” This report, the seventh of its kind published by DDI, includes survey responses from 13,124 leaders, 1,528 global human resource executives, and 2,031 participating organizations.
  • It’s all About: Trust, Honesty, and Transparency

    China Gorman
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Company cultures, the good, the bad, and – well in the interest of being nice we’ll leave it at that – have been the focus at Great Place to Work® for the last 25 years, since Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz researched their book The 100 Best Workplaces in America.
  • What are your Sources of Hire?

    China Gorman
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A recent report from CareerXroads, “Sources of Hire 2014: Filling the Gaps” by Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler, aims to continue the conversation about the data collection issues, source of hire trends, and challenges related to the recruiting supply chain. The report looks at 50 large firms (all with well-known brands) that filled 507,425 openings in the U.S. last year. This was the work of ~6000 recruiters and sourcers (80+ openings filled by each).
  • Friendships at Work

    China Gorman
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Censuswide and LinkedIn recently partnered up to explore how friendships at work impact employees’ experiences and perspectives of their workplaces. Their study, titled “Relationships @Work,” surveyed more than 11,500 full-time professionals between the ages of 18-65 in 14 countries, including the U.S, Sweden, India, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil and the U.K. What did they find?
 
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    Human Resources Blog

  • How to Successfully Navigate the Transition from Co-Worker to Manager

    Lauren Levine
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Getting promoted internally is a huge accomplishment and is certainly something to celebrate. However, when you move from co-worker to manager, your position and status within that organization will change. In order to navigate the change successfully and to excel as a manager, utilize these strategies: Know that you’ll have to renegotiate your existing relationships While you may have once enjoyed going to Happy Hour with co-workers and sharing personal stories and gossip, this kind of relationship will need to change once you become a manager. It’s unfortunate but necessary in order to…
  • Spark Hire CEO Josh Tolan at HRExaminer Radio

    Camelia Rodriguez
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Josh Tolan, Spark Hire CEO, was recently a guest at HRExaminer Radio and discussed the rapid growth of the Spark Hire video interviewing platform since its launching in 2012 and what he sees for the future of the technology. He also spoke in-depth about the features of Spark Hire’s one-way and recorded live interviews and the opportunities that companies have for branding and efficient collaboration among team members to create a positive candidate experience.  Connect with HRExaminer Radio Host: @JohnSumser Website Facebook LinkedIn Twitter  
  • 3 Ways to Be A Better Interviewer

    Julia Weeks
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    As you are interviewing candidates, it’s important that you make the right decisions when it comes down to the final selection.  In order to do this, you must make sure you are doing the right things during the interview process.  By ensuring that you are doing the right things during an interview, you are in fact becoming a better interviewer.  1. Prepare Before interviewing a candidate, make sure you are prepared, just as you would expect the candidate to be prepared. Review the candidate’s resume and get a good understanding of his or her background and experience.  Know the…
  • Battling the Skills Gap by Asking the Right Interview Questions

    Camelia Rodriguez
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The questions you choose to ask your candidates are crucial and form the foundation of your interview. By asking the right questions, you will gain insight on important things to know about a potential hire. If you ask close-ended questions, you won’t learn anything about how a candidate works and if they will be a successful team member. Below are some interview questions you should be asking your candidates that will help ensure that you overcome the skills gap and hire top-notch talent: Tell me about how you continue to expand your skills. You will want to hear about all of the skills…
  • The Most Effective Ways to Honor Long-Term Employees

    Lauren Levine
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’ve got staff members who have been with you for years and years, it’s important to honor their service and respect their expertise. They add significant value to your organization, and can help to get new talent up to speed. If you’re looking for a quick and cost-effective way to show your appreciation, consider these options: Take the person out to lunch. Spending time hearing their thoughts about the company and getting to chat with them about matters other than business can be highly powerful. You may learn a lot about how your company can continue to grow and improve, and…
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    Staff Motivation Matters

  • Closing the incentive gap – delivering what your employees actually want

    John Sylvester
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    Ensuring what employees receive for achieving their objectives is relevant, so it is important to find rewards that will motivate your staff. In today’s incentive market there are a vast array of incentives available for employers to use, which are often categorised into the following groups: • Payment Incentives – this can include items such […]
  • Using technology to improve employee engagement

    John Sylvester
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:37 am
    Maintaining employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses. Irrespective of salaries and benefits, it’s very important for businesses to create a working environment where their employees are motivated and engaged; where they feel they are working towards a common goal, have a say in the business strategy and objectives, and are supported […]
  • Formal and informal employee recognition – which works best?

    John Sylvester
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Feeling appreciated and recognised is a basic and fundamental human need. Employees want to feel that the work they are doing is valued, and workplace recognition is vital in ensuring employees feel motivated to continue to do a good job. There are many compelling reasons for employers to focus their attention on employee recognition. It […]
  • Buzz or Buzz off: How do employees really feel about incentive schemes?

    John Sylvester
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    Incentive schemes are usually implemented in a business in order to increase productivity and/or sales. They often reward over-achievement, what many of us call ‘going the extra mile’, and they may provide an element of recognition for a job well done. Many, many organisations believe in the benefits of incentives, especially over cash bonuses, where […]
  • Five tips to work smarter, more efficiently and boost productivity

    John Sylvester
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    It can be an everyday battle in some organisations: managers trying to improve the productivity of their employees. Employees in the United States work 45 hours a week on average, yet they deem about 16 of those hours as unproductive, according to research by Microsoft. That means that employees are wasting just over a third […]
 
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    Safari Solutions

  • Positive Side of Turnover

    Drew
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    As difficult as it is, turnover is not always bad. It can be an opportunity to revise an outdated position or to hire someone new with fresh ideas. To decrease the panic and pain associated with the resignation of a key employee, follow these advance planning tips: Transfer the knowledge Cross-train employees Document important procedures Hire a support person to learn key aspects of the role
  • 5 Ways to Stop Turnover

    Drew
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Two million American’s quit every month. 7 out of 10 employees are not engaged at work and are open-minded to new opportunities. Yet, engaged employees put 57% more effort into their job and are 87% less likely to resign. These statistics might motivate employers to develop a plan that increases retention. Use the following recommendations to kick-start your retention plan. Know your employees: Spend time with employees and ask what’s on their minds. Empower your people: Create a sense of ownership with a smaller degree of intervention and oversight. Eliminate negative…
  • 5 Pitfalls of Hiring Friends and Family

    Drew
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    When starting a new business, entrepreneurs often look to their friends and family as their first source of employees.  Naturally, we want to hire people who we trust and those who believe in us.  Sometimes this hiring practice makes sense, but consider these potential pitfalls before you hire a close friend or family member: Potential Pitfalls:  Skills may be mismatched for the position. Discipline and terminations are emotionally difficult. Favoritism may cause issues with other employees. Company policies may be overlooked. Lack of separation from personal and business life.
  • Stop Hiring the Wrong Candidates!

    Drew
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Do you really know a person’s capabilities from a resume?  Does an interview reveal the real story?  Often, managers hire mismatched candidates hoping they can mold the candidate into a role.   Or, they have hired professionals who have had years of experience in their field, yet failed miserably?  How could that be if they have been doing the job for years? There is a popular expression that says some people have the same experience year after year.    Meaning they never grow or develop.  They have the same level of expertise that they had when they started the job 20 years…
  • 4 Reasons Why Companies Hire Wrong Candidates

    Drew
    28 May 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Hiring the right talent for any company is the foundation of every business. Hiring the wrong person not only wastes time and money, it also creates a ripple of negativity that impacts every other employee–and therefore your company.  Here are six reasons why you hire the wrong people: Ignored red flags:If you notice something askew in an interview, check it out further. Over-sold: Describe the position and the company in realistic terms. Hired friends and family: Don’t overlook job fit just because you know them. In a hurry: Desperate hiring is doomed to fail.
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    Async Interview

  • Improved Campus Recruiting with the Convenience of the Cloud

    Christopher Young
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that up and coming graduates in demanding fields are acutely aware of how valuable their degrees are. These candidates have been prepared to blaze their own paths and can afford to evaluate job offers. Unfortunately, this can make the campus recruiting process demanding and costly. Keeping the expenses low while attracting top talent can keep hiring managers on their toes, but video interviewing can be the key element in eliminating these woes. The typical hiring manager can spend a great deal of time visiting different colleges and setting up in person interviews with…
  • Stand Out and Recruit Hard to Fill Positions

    Christopher Young
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s job market, it is no longer about what a candidate can bring to a company, it’s about what a company can provide the candidate. Candidates with specialty skills in medicine, technology and engineering are in high demand, and for this reason candidates can afford to shop around for the best companies their fields have to offer. Recruiters understand this demand and pay top dollar for print advertisement and job fair appearances to persuade them. Since print marketing is prime real estate to showcase benefits, the cost per word has increased significantly over the years. All of…
  • Go Green with Video Interviewing

    Christopher Young
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most people think of going green as a way to save fuel, oil or water, but there’s much more to it than that. The green movement began as a way to save Earth’s atmosphere, more specifically, the ozone layer. As concern grew over global warming and erratic weather patterns, world leaders solicited a conjoined effort to go green. This effort included getting citizens, businesses and government agencies to reduce their carbon footprints. However, there was an obstacle in the way of businesses wanting to go green. The Problem with Going Green According to Entrepreneur magazine, 61 percent of…
  • Why You Need to Video Interview Candidates for Customer-Facing Roles

    Christopher Young
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    When recruiting for a customer-facing role, conducting a face-to-face interview with the candidate is essential to gauging the candidates fit into the company culture. Interviewing in person is not always possible, however. Video interviews are a cost-effective and time-saving way of screening candidates for customer-facing roles. A recent study by Office Team showed that the percentage of HR managers using video interviewing jumped from 14% to 63% in just one year between 2011 and 2012. Customer-Facing Roles That Require an Interview Let’s take a look at three examples of customer-facing…
  • The 3 Ways to Use Video Interviewing for Campus Recruiting

    Christopher Young
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hiring interns or employees right out of college is a very intricate process. Some employers spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to secure space at campus recruiting job fairs and to advertise their vacancies. Since this isn’t always possible, many employers miss out on the best candidates. Video interviewing offers a solution to this problem and many more. In fact, the Wall Street Journal lists video interviewing as one of the fastest rising methods of recruiting candidates. Below are three ways that video interviewing can improve your college recruiting strategies. Prior to Visiting…
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    CIPHR

  • Helping Employees To Beat The Winter Blues

    Barry
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Helping employees to beat the Winter blues isn’t only good for them, but also for the business too. With such a great Summer this year it’ill be that little bit harder when the nights start to role in and things get colder. Here’s what your employees can do to stay happy and productive. Encourage annual leave to get some Winter sun One main factor which contributes to that feeling we get in Winter is the lack of sun in our lives. To counteract this encourage employees to take a few days off to get away in the sun and to soak up some vitamin D. If they’re unable to…
  • See Into The Future With Predictive Analytics

    Barry
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    The more data we share, collect and analyse, the easier it is to see into the future with predictive analytics. But what’s it all about and how can it benefit your business? ‘Predictive Analytics’ is described as “In business, predictive models exploit patterns found in historical and transactional data to identify risks and opportunities. Models capture relationships among many factors to allow assessment of risk or potential associated with a particular set of conditions, guiding decision making for candidate transactions.” – from Wikipedia PA can be…
  • Get Smart And Catch The Right Talent

    Barry
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Attracting and recruiting the right talent for your business is an ongoing challenge that many brands invest heavily in. If you get smart and catch the right talent then these investments are rewarded with employees that drive the business forward to new successes. Maintaining a strong employer brand, optimising the recruitment processes and ensuring that talent stays with your company are all top of recruitment and HR departments priorities (or should be). Do you have the tools to attract the right talent? To prepare for, monitor, test and learn from your recruiting efforts you need to…
  • Shark Safety Can Guide You In The Office

    Barry
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    With Shark Week under way, we thought it would be fun to think of how shark safety can guide you in the office environment. Many of the shark safety guidelines detailed by National Geographic can be translated into good practices for any career minded individual. 1) “Avoid areas where animal, human, or fish waste enter the water. Sewage attracts bait fish, which in turn attract sharks.” Gossip attracts trouble and can leave you in deep water with your manager and colleagues. Avoid being drawn into gossip and avoid the temptation to join in. Not only does gossip usually lead to…
  • CIPHR Update August 2014

    Emma Kettley
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    CIPHR’s new Customer Satisfaction Survey – We’re all ears. We want to know how you feel about our software and services so that we can pinpoint areas to improve, whilst maintaining the ones you love. This survey will take just 2-3 minutes to complete. To thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback, you will be given the option to enter your details into our random prize draw to win a £100 Amazon gift card. CIPHR Mobile v2 – Register your interest now Your HR data is more accessible than ever. The CIPHR Mobile update is coming soon on a greater variety…
 
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    MMChr

  • New Business Owners: Check List For What Not To Do

    Crystal O'Brien
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many entrepreneurs follow the Phil Knight of Nike, Inc.’s philosophy of, “Just do it” when they begin new business ventures.  While much can be said about the courageous risk taker approach to starting a business, some risk aversion is helpful.  In reviewing Top 10 lists… The post New Business Owners: Check List For What Not To Do appeared first on MMChr.
  • Pick a Team and Get Ready for Summertime Fun

    MMChr
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    August has arrived and spring is finally behind us. For many businesses, the summer season offers the opportunity to bring in significant sales with a good marketing campaign. By this time, you should have already defined your goals for the summer season. However, if that… The post Pick a Team and Get Ready for Summertime Fun appeared first on MMChr.
  • Summer Endings Mean Gearing Up For Holiday Season

    Michele O'Donnell
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    As summer draws to a close, the holiday season is fast upon us. We all know there are many holidays to celebrate throughout the year, but holidays seem to come at a feverish pace in the last half of the year. It seems early to think… The post Summer Endings Mean Gearing Up For Holiday Season appeared first on MMChr.
  • Tech Essentials For a More Secure Computing Experience

    Marc Peralejo
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    In today’s world, our dependence on technology and usage of personal computers and smart devices has created new types of problems and concerns. One of the major areas of concern is security and privacy. We have listed 5 common steps that could help address and… The post Tech Essentials For a More Secure Computing Experience appeared first on MMChr.
  • An Hour Unplugged

    Charles Chatelain
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    How would you feel if, for just one hour, you were totally and completely unplugged?  Would it be productive, or conterproductive? “I’m stepping out of the office, but if you need me, I have my mobile with me.  Feel free to either text or call… The post An Hour Unplugged appeared first on MMChr.
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    HiringThing Blog

  • Promoting your job postings online to get in front of qualified applicants

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Once you've posted open positions in your HiringThing account, it's time to define your online promotion strategy to make sure you are getting your job opportunities in front of your target candidate audience.
  • YouTube, a Powerful Next Generation Recruiting Tool

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you are recruiting to fill open positions at your company, YouTube is a great way to tell the world about your company and showcase your culture, benefits and talent.
  • Our New Mobile App and more...

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We've been hard at work here at HiringThing, and sometimes we don't take the time to pop our head up and let everyone know what we're up to.
  • Exploring the Social Side of Recruiting

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We rely on social media for a variety of reasons - connecting with friends, posting pictures, sharing awesome cat videos, the list goes on and on. But have you ever thought about the role your favorite social media platforms can play in your recruiting process?
  • 3 Ways Camping Can Help You Find Great Candidates

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Camping and hiring? Seems like a bit of a stretch? Maybe not - here are 3 ways where camping rules can help guide you to recruiting success.
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    Better Projects

  • Project Vs Program Management

    spverma
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Project Management and Management of Programs is different in multiple ways. Some of these difference are distinctive while some other may not be so clear at first glance.
  • Why You Should Delegate More

    spverma
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Work delegation is an art that can be a win-win for both a leader and subordinates. Still rarely you find leaders and managers do it right way.
  • Project Prioritization using Bubble Chart

    spverma
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Project prioritization is a crucial activity in portfolio / PMO Management for managing project demand pipeline.Bubble matrix charts are used to present this integrated view in easy to understand visual format.
  • Scope definition through User Stories

    spverma
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The benefits of achieving a working software in less money, better risk mitigation mechanism (because you test early and test often) and dependence on process not individuals is one of the key reasons that Xtream Programming has become one of the most preferred software development within Agile methodologies in recent years. Agile practitioners term User […]
  • Who, What Why of PMO!

    spverma
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Who, What Why of PMO!
 
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    HR Payroll Systems

  • Clearing up the Confusion on SHRM’s New HR Certification

    Dave Rietsema
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The HR world was taken on a wild ride this past spring when the Society of Human Resources announced a new HR certification program that is set to begin in January 2015. HR professionals dashed to their desks in hopes to find out more information and how this would impact them and their current certifications. The certification program name was recently announced at SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. The two new certifications are; SHRM Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP). The past few months have left many HR professionals…
  • Six Ways to Control Your Workplace Stress

    Dave Rietsema
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Tired of stressing out at work? Three studies that span more than a decade show findings that are very much the same. It looks like learning to control the environment may be the key. Or, at least, a really good place to start. The three studies done about workplace stress demonstrate the overlap with control of the situation and the stressor. The American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence did a study in 2013 that showed the top five stressors were low salaries, lack of opportunity, workload, long hours, and undefined job expectations. A report released by The…
  • Changing HR’s Image: We’re More Than Terminators

    Dave Rietsema
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I was inspired to write this post after attending a dinner party where the topic of my profession came up in get-to-know-you conversation.  After some brief small-talk, here’s how it went down. Me: So, what do you do for a living? Her: I work for the airlines? Me: Oh, cool, that must be fun to travel all over the world, huh? Her: Yes, I really enjoy it. What do you do? Me: I work in human resources. (Insert sound of figurative gun loading and the Great Wall of China going up between us). Her: Oh, so you fire people. So this is the point of the conversation where I had to hold back…
  • Creative Recruiting – It’s Time to Think Outside the Box

    Rebecca Whiteside
    28 Jan 2014 | 7:27 pm
    America is coming out of a long period of recession and virtually no hiring. For companies, that means that there are many eager candidates as their hiring picks up this year. After years of trying to find jobs in the same places, many eligible candidates no longer bother to check the same newspapers and internet websites that were popular nearly a decade ago. Many of the highly trained candidates that companies are interested in have stopped looking for better opportunities, making it difficult to find good employees. That means that companies will need to get creative if they’re going…
  • Keeping the Peace Between Gen X and Gen Y Employees

    Erica L. Fener
    22 Dec 2013 | 5:09 pm
    The current American workforce is comprised of four different generations: Veterans, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. While the thought of managing four generations of workers may be terrifying to some, it is not an impossible feat. There is a delicate balance to maintain between each group, and if handled properly, everyone can work together in harmony. One of the more recurring conflict scenarios occurs between Generation X and Generation Y. In addition to their young and competitive nature, they need to be managed differently, which can be exhausting at times. Generation X…
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    Social Recruiting Blog - CareerCloud

  • How To Find Your Hiring Manager Using LinkedIn

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    How To Find Your Hiring Manager Using LinkedIn: You can lob resumes and application forms into the Black Hole recruiting portals all day long, and it won’t move your job search forward. If there’s one thing job-seekers know, it’s that trying to get a job through the talent-repelling Applicant Tracking Systems most organizations now employ is a total […] Some good tips here to uncover who you might be working for.
  • 3 tips for job seekers who want to re-locate to another state

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Are you looking to relocate to another state to find work? Here’s a few tips to make your relocation easier. 1. Create a short pitch (for interviews, networking and cover letters) thatintelligently and plausibly explains why you want to relocate. Companieswant to know that you’re moving due to intelligent and adult motives—such as relocating to be with a spouse or a partner, or to return home to take care of aged parents—as opposed to people who are on the run fromthemselves, people who are constantly relocating because they can’t commit to anything. You’re asking a company…
  • Today’s job hunter…

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Today’s job hunter…
  • 4.67 Million US Job Openings is Highest Total Since 2001

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    4.67 Million US Job Openings is Highest Total Since 2001: hiregreattalent: WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May’s total of 4.58 million, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The number of advertised openings was the highest since… Good job market news
  • Listen to CareerCloud Radio

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    It will make you a better job seeker. Subscribe in iTunes or download the MP3’s at careercloudradio.com.
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    HRE's The Leader Board

  • Really, the Form is in the Mail

    Mark McGraw
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    A federal court decision may have added to the list of things that old-fashioned snail mail won’t be used for anymore, and should give employers pause to consider their methods for delivering important notices to employees. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently remanded the case of Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges Inc. for further proceedings, leaving a jury to settle a dispute over whether an employee received FMLA disclosures her employer sent via first-class U.S. mail. In the court’s words: “In this age of computerized communications and handheld devices,…
  • CIOs Value Experience Over College

    Andrew McIlvaine
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    If you’re in the tech field and still struggling to pay off those hefty loan payments for your Ivy League degree, the following will not make you feel better: A new survey from Robert Half Technology finds that 71 percent of chief information officers prioritize skills and experience over college degrees when making hiring decisions, while only 5 percent say they’re heavily influenced by a job candidate’s impressive alma mater. The survey is based on more than 2,400 telephone interviews with CIOs from a random sample of U.S. companies. The CIOs were asked “When…
  • HR Gets an Upgrade at Apple

    David Shadovitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    HR has long been something of a mystery at Apple. In our effort to compile our Top 100, a list of chief HR officers at the nation’s 100 largest employers, we often struggle to get a response at Apple. Eventually, we do manage to get the information we’re after, but it often takes more than a few follow-up calls and emails to get it. During his tenure as chief executive officer at Apple, Steve Jobs was known as someone who didn’t give a whole lot of credence to HR. In fact, it’s said that Jobs, in interviewing an applicant for the position of vice president of HR, once said,…
  • Paving Co. to Pay for Steamrolling Whistleblowers

    Michael J. O'Brien
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    A Michigan paving company has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers after they had raised safety concerns after being directed to violate U.S. Department of Transportation mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers. According to a release from OSHA, the Pontiac, Mich.-based asphalt paving company was ordered to reinstate the three employees to their former positions with all pay, benefits and rights. The…
  • Increasing Pay, Increasing Challenges

    Kristen Frasch
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not sure how you’ll read this, whether you’re the full-glass or half-glass sort, but this latest survey from Mercer shows pay raises are growing steadily … albeit in .1-percent increments. According to the New York-based global consulting firm’s 2014/2015 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey, the average raise in base pay is expected to be 3 percent in 2015, up slightly from 2.9 percent in 2014, 2.8 percent in 2013 and 2.7 percent in 2012. No leaps and bounds, certainly, but indicative — we’d all have to agree — of a steadily improving economy and job…
 
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    Interviewing.com

  • Dynamic Careers In The Video Game Industry

    Staff Writers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Almost 60 percent of Americans play video games, making it a $15 billion industry, According to a report by the Entertainment Software Association. Video games are not just for boys anymore with adults and females holding a larger market share than ever before. Someone needs to create these moneymakers. The gaming industry employs more than […]
  • VIDEO: 101-Year-Old Working Man Has All The Advice You Need

    6442utti32
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Herman Goldman has worked at the same lighting store for almost 75 years. Find out his secrets to a happy, productive life. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles.   To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • VIDEO: Victoria Kisyombe on Turning Loss into Strength | On Leadership

    6442utti32
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The founder of Selfina, Victoria Kisyombe, a micro-credit organization for women in Tanzania, talks to the Post’s Lillian Cunningham about what motivated her work. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles.   To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • VIDEO: Cisco To Trim 8% Of Its Global Workforce After Reporting Modest Earnings Beat

    6442utti32
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Today Cisco reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $12.36 billion in revenue, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.55. Investors had expected $0.53 in profit per share in revenue of $12.14 billion in revenue. Despite besting expectations, Cisco’s quarter was lackluster. The company’s revenue fell 0.5% compared to the year ago […]
  • VIDEO: Cisco to Cut 6,000 Jobs

    6442utti32
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) — Betty Liu reports on todays top news headlines on In The Loop. (Source: Bloomberg) Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles.   To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
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    CIPHR

  • Helping Employees To Beat The Winter Blues

    Barry
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Helping employees to beat the Winter blues isn’t only good for them, but also for the business too. With such a great Summer this year it’ill be that little bit harder when the nights start to role in and things get colder. Here’s what your employees can do to stay happy and productive. Encourage annual leave to get some Winter sun One main factor which contributes to that feeling we get in Winter is the lack of sun in our lives. To counteract this encourage employees to take a few days off to get away in the sun and to soak up some vitamin D. If they’re unable to…
  • See Into The Future With Predictive Analytics

    Barry
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    The more data we share, collect and analyse, the easier it is to see into the future with predictive analytics. But what’s it all about and how can it benefit your business? ‘Predictive Analytics’ is described as “In business, predictive models exploit patterns found in historical and transactional data to identify risks and opportunities. Models capture relationships among many factors to allow assessment of risk or potential associated with a particular set of conditions, guiding decision making for candidate transactions.” – from Wikipedia PA can be…
  • Get Smart And Catch The Right Talent

    Barry
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Attracting and recruiting the right talent for your business is an ongoing challenge that many brands invest heavily in. If you get smart and catch the right talent then these investments are rewarded with employees that drive the business forward to new successes. Maintaining a strong employer brand, optimising the recruitment processes and ensuring that talent stays with your company are all top of recruitment and HR departments priorities (or should be). Do you have the tools to attract the right talent? To prepare for, monitor, test and learn from your recruiting efforts you need to…
  • Shark Safety Can Guide You In The Office

    Barry
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    With Shark Week under way, we thought it would be fun to think of how shark safety can guide you in the office environment. Many of the shark safety guidelines detailed by National Geographic can be translated into good practices for any career minded individual. 1) “Avoid areas where animal, human, or fish waste enter the water. Sewage attracts bait fish, which in turn attract sharks.” Gossip attracts trouble and can leave you in deep water with your manager and colleagues. Avoid being drawn into gossip and avoid the temptation to join in. Not only does gossip usually lead to…
  • CIPHR Update August 2014

    Emma Kettley
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    CIPHR’s new Customer Satisfaction Survey – We’re all ears. We want to know how you feel about our software and services so that we can pinpoint areas to improve, whilst maintaining the ones you love. This survey will take just 2-3 minutes to complete. To thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback, you will be given the option to enter your details into our random prize draw to win a £100 Amazon gift card. CIPHR Mobile v2 – Register your interest now Your HR data is more accessible than ever. The CIPHR Mobile update is coming soon on a greater variety…
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    BambooHR Blog

  • The Case of the Missing Couch—and Company Values that Saved the Day

    Jeana Quigley
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Once upon a time, a marketing team lived happily on the east edge of an office building. Every afternoon, the people of the marketing world would seek the comfort of the couch to do their deepest, most thoughtful work and to collaborate on projects. One day, when the marketing team arrived at the office, the […] The post The Case of the Missing Couch—and Company Values that Saved the Day appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Be a Stand-out Hero with Employee Development [HR Hero Series #3]

    Jeana Quigley
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    HR is often an unsung hero. Even when we do things just as we should in our many responsibilities, it’s not even noteworthy. In fact, the only time we’re usually singled out is when things go wrong. No news is good news, right? We all know that HR makes everyone else’s jobs—and lives—easier, but it’s […] The post Be a Stand-out Hero with Employee Development [HR Hero Series #3] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • The Employee Lifecycle [Workplace Deal Breaker Series]

    Jeana Quigley
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    I’m celebrating my work anniversary this week. I take a lot of pride in the time I’ve spent at my job because I believe it shows commitment. And to be honest, it’s nice when managers, HR and coworkers notice and remember. It’s always fun to celebrate, right? Plus, we all know that employees become more […] The post The Employee Lifecycle [Workplace Deal Breaker Series] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Reward and Recognition: The Secret to Uniting a Remote Workforce

    Jeana Quigley
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Culture isn’t just for people in the office. With flexible workplaces on the rise, you may find yourself managing a team of people who could be working from just about anywhere in the world. In fact, according to studies, telecommuting has increased 80 percent recently and continues to grow. Since your people aren’t necessarily sitting […] The post Reward and Recognition: The Secret to Uniting a Remote Workforce appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
 
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    Wagepoint Blog

  • Growing a Software Company starts with a Great Website

    Leena Thampan
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Let’s face it. We live in a time where ‘dated’ websites have become a major decision factor when considering whether to work with someone or not. It’s especially important if you are thinking about growing a software company in a cluttered and competitive space. Websites do a lot more than inform people about what your company does, they convey your personality in the style, fonts, colors and in the tonality of your copy. Added to that, if you are considering optimizing your website for conversions, you might find it better to start with a blank slate vs. testing elements on your…
  • Customer Spotlight: 3D Printing & Structur3D

    Leena Thampan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    At Wagepoint our customers are like family to us, and now that we have a hit a major milestone in our startup journey, the time has come to shine the light on each and every one of our awesome customers. So every month, we are going to sit down with one of our rockstar customers and chat about all the interesting going-ons with their business. This month’s feature is dedicated to Structur3D, who are the makers of the Discov3ry Extruder, a nifty add-on for popular 3d printers, which will let people print with, well… pretty much anything. Structur3D was founded in 2013, by two-person team…
  • 3 Ways to Grow Your Startup to 500 Customers

    Shrad Rao
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Ever catch yourself dreaming about what it would feel like when you hit that big customer milestone? Every startup founder dreams of checking their stats one morning, only to find that they have hit a major milestone – 500 Customers! We are proud to say, we hit that exact milestone just recently, about 18 months from when we began this journey to create the simplest, fastest and friendliest experience in payroll for small businesses. Along the way, we have rejoiced, stumbled, fallen down, picked ourselves back up, and kept going with our mission to build the best payroll company ever.
  • Here’s What I Hate At Work: My Colleagues!

    Leena Thampan
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Every day I come in there’s always someone bitching. Either a customer, or my colleagues. Usually my damned colleagues, bitching about one thing or another – sometimes me, which they think I don’t know about, but I do! I bitch about them too, but only because I hear them, talking away – till I come into the room. Always the same s*it, different day: moaning, talking rubbish, and then if it isn’t, then it’s some ungrateful customer getting on my last nerve. Sound familiar? It’s not true, not for me anyway – I love my colleagues, and our customers. And our team is…
  • Rise of Remote Workers: The Globalization of the 21st-Century Workforce

    Leena Thampan
    20 May 2014 | 8:07 am
    Economic devastation is as real a fear to us today as the plague was to mediaeval Europe, and one specter of economic ruin we got used to in the last few decades was global outsourcing. Jobs going overseas. Customer services, back office functions, manufacturing: all jobs which form the backbone of middle and working class neighborhoods across the country. All gone. Shipped off to developing regions where you can hire five workers for every individual here in the West. This still happens, of course, but not to the extent where it is feared like the plague. What we are seeing now is something…
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  • Bank of Baroda PO Manipal exam 2014 - Result Out

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Result for the admission to Bank of Baroda PO Manipal School of Banking 2014-15 result is out Steps to searchDownload the PDF fileDownload Adobe Reader to open the fileSearch your roll number using Ctrl+f Check your result here Share your result in the comments section [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness questions asked in IDBI PO exam

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    One of my readers shared general awareness questions asked in IDBI PO exam  :- Number of days after which a overdue loan is considered as NPA - 90 daysBaht is the Currency of which country - ThailandNational Science Day: 28 FebBRICS Summit 2014 held in: Fortaleza, BrazilFull form of NAV - Net Asset ValuePercentage of funds allocated for defence in Union budget 2014 - 9%Who won first Dadasaheb Phalke award - Devika RaniCurrent SLR - 22%What is the full form of FEMA - Foreign Exchange... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS PO Series - Profit and Loss Practice set

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    In a series of providing study material and practice questions. Today I am providing Profit and Loss practice questions :- Basic ConceptIn case of profit - 20% of Selling Price = 25% of Cost Price(By adding 1 to the denominator of CP) In case of loss - 20% of Cost price = 25% of Selling price(By adding 1 to the denominator of SP)Practice questionsDownload practice questions hereSolutionsDetailed solutions will be uploaded tomorrow. Write your answers and queries in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS PO Series - Time and Work questions set detailed solutions

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    As many of you know that I have started IBPS PO preparation series. Yesterday, I conducted hangout for Time and Work, but there is limit of 10 students further there were many technical glitches, so I decided to make video doubt clarification videos.  Download solutions for Time and Work practice questions sets here. Concepts, practice questions and study material for next chapter will be posted in the evening. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz - 22 August

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    General awareness quiz for today, based on current awareness with special reference to banking industry :- 1. World’s longest WiFi Zone (20 km) is in 2. Business deal Spice Jet is purchasing Boeing Aircrafts for $4.4bn whereas the Vodafone is purchasing Spanish Cable ONO for 3. In 61st National Film Awards, the best Actress Awards was given to 4. Which nation won the Gold in ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup? 5. Name the youngest Indian player in the world’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Pensions – A brief overview on Auto-enrolment

    Bob Teasdale
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    Following pension reforms that came into force on 30 June 2012, eventually all UK employers will be required to auto-enrol eligible workers in a pension scheme and make mandatory minimum contributions. It is important that business owners and HR managers are aware of the auto-enrolment scheme. What is an auto-enrolment scheme? An automatic enrolment scheme is an occupational or personal pension scheme that meets certain requirements. Who is an eligible job holder? An eligible job holder is defined as a worker who meets the following 4 conditions: • aged between 22 and State Pension Age; •…
  • 5 ways HR software can benefit small businesses

    Bob Teasdale
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    There comes a time when all small businesses outgrow Excel, but what can HR software really do for your company? Besides taking care of all of your HR needs, human resources software has other benefits, too, like employee motivation, staff development and increased productivity. To help you decide whether HR software might be good for your small business, here are five of its major benefits. 1. Efficient on-boarding A warm welcome and the feeling that you were expected goes a long way to getting employees off to a flying start. Using human resources software ensures that your employee is not…
  • 5 big problems for small businesses

    Bob Teasdale
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Myhrtoolkit provides HR solutions for small businesses, as such we feel it is important small and medium businesses face some of the biggest problems head on and find solutions. Cash flow and capital Small businesses often struggle to find start up capital or manage cash flow, this is through no fault of their own but a small business is unlikely to have hundreds of thousands of pounds sitting in the bank as a ready resource for things such as rent, utilities, wages and also investment in marketing and new processes. Getting paid can prove to be problematic as larger companies may put you on…
  • How to keep Millenials engaged at work

    Bob Teasdale
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Millenials, or Generation Y, are estimated to make up 75% of the workforce in the next 10 years. Millenials are the generation following Generation X and usually are considered to be anyone born from the early 1980′s up to the early 2000′s. Millenials have grown up with technology, they have seen the rise of the mobile phone, the internet and computing, ranging from late teens to those in their early 30′s Millenials are tech savvy and have certain expectations, however they are also loyal and great brand ambassadors. This generation are now entering the work force and…
  • Why you need HR

    Bob Teasdale
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:19 am
    Owning a business with employees will require you to wear many different hats and multi task, as it isn’t a case of simply knowing the trade you are in. Often, you’ll need a dedicated HR help to be able to manage things. As a business owner or HR manager you will be required to manage a lot of areas of HR, we explain why HR is important and how our HR Software can help you. If you ask people what Human Resources do, (or HR as it is more commonly known) most would say they look after the staff for large companies. But when you consider the scope of the duties they cover, it isn’t…
 
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  • RapidBI Daily Business Cartoon #151

    Lesley Morrison
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
      “Larry, do you remember where we buried our hidden agenda?” Office based cartoons, funnies or humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening way. see more office humor  
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  • RapidBI Daily Business Cartoon #150

    Lesley Morrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
      “Some of you may have noticed that I recently switched my necktie from a classic Windsor knot to the stylish Pratt/Shelby. This is just one of the many exciting changes I have planned for the company.” Office based cartoons, funnies or humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening […]
  • To blog or not to blog – Internal or corporate blogs

    Mike Morrison
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    A Blog (short for web log) is a public communication that enables interactions between the author and their readers. Whilst not all bloggers in the public arena allow comments and dialogue, the vast majority do, indeed it is this interaction (or the possibility of the interaction) that makes the blog different from other communication tools. […]
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    TargetRecruit Solutions Blog

  • Expectations of Staffing Agencies from HR Technology

    Reena Gupta
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    HR practitioners are more interested in current and future employees, which can only be mined by appropriate HR technology. Data mining and HR technology have helped companies to have easy and quick access to some real talents. It has allowed businesses seriously consider hiring their best employees using the most appropriate and effective HR tools. Companies’ Expectations from HR Tools As per a survey conducted by Forbes, companies expect at least three major benefits from investing in HR technology solutions, which includes a better candidate experience, easy access to dynamic innovative…
  • Intuitive Applicant Tracking System – Make Things Easier for Small Scale Recruiting Agencies

    Reena Gupta
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Applicant tracking system is not only the backbone of large recruiting firms but it can also become an intuitive and smart tool reducing their recruiting system manifolds. Large-scale recruiting firms are already yielding the widely known benefits of applicant tracking system (ATS) and have been handling a huge influx of applicants, monitoring recruiters’ interaction with applicants, and maintaining a magnificent and robust pool of qualified candidates. Is it for Small Recruiting Agencies In addition to large recruiting firms, ATS can also become a lifeline of small staffing needs.
  • The Growing Number of Mobile Job Seekers

    Reena Gupta
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Nowadays in the well connected world, job seekers are more interested in following different strategies for searching jobs. The internet is the key, which has gone mobile these days due to the ubiquitousness of this device. It’s time now for the recruiters and companies to realize this aspect and engage with this trend to outreach as many prospective job seekers as possible. Although, mobile adoption for career websites and other job seeking devices has been slow, but it is rapidly increasing – companies cannot stay behind. Job Seekers Behavior on Mobile Most of job seekers range between…
  • How Consultants Contribute to the Recruitment Industry

    Reena Gupta
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    The recruitment industry is facing a great deal of competition due to the growth of society and the demand for qualified staff. With the evolution of technology and internet and growing demand for right talent, recruitment business has gone to next level and has become more complex process including cohesive fusion of planning, process, tools, technology and resources to recruit and retain the best talent! Current Recruitment Ecosystem At any given point in time, there are millions of people searching for a job, still employers are unable to find right talents to fill key positions. The…
  • Video Interviewing – The Future of Recruitment Industry

    Reena Gupta
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    Web and video interview have paved way for several new avenues of interviewing for employers and potential prospects. Although, the video interview has not eliminated the conventional in-person interview; it is quickly transforming into a popular technology trend that is about to gain further adoption by employers and stay here for many years. Video interviewing is fast becoming the popular HR technology trends in the past few years. It is instrumental in cost cutting, tackling standardize compliance issues, and increasing productivity. To some extent compared to in-person interviews,…
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    360 Degree Feedback Tool

  • Do You Recognize the 7 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Leaving?

    sboc
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Even though unemployment rates are a bit high, many people walk out of their jobs on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes the best workers who walk out. They know they can turn right around and find employment somewhere else. For you, this means that you need to be on your toes at all times, watching all of your workers and making sure that they are happy. Especially the ones that you treasure the most. Your best employees leaving is never a good thing, so make sure to look out for these 7 signs that one of them may be about to walk out the door. 1) You’re Never Around If…
  • One Major Reason Internal Recruiting is Better Than Hiring Externally

    sboc
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Many leading companies have an internal first policy – recruiting externally is a last resort. It’s plain to see some of the main benefits of this practice. But one major reason it’s better does not concern the candidate being reviewed, but everyone else around him or her. Surprisingly, hiring internally has a positive effect on everyone else, aside from the candidate. 360-Degree Feedback is Key Modern businesses utilize only the best methods of assessing potential candidates. One such method is 360-degree feedback. A candidate is assessed by gaining a comprehensive picture of their…
  • What Your HR Manager Won’t Tell You About Employee Evaluations

    sboc
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Even though your HR manager likely won’t ever mention it, poor employee evaluation systems just might be responsible for your business’ struggles. Why wouldn’t that be the case? Employees are the backbone of every organization. The quality of folks you have managing the day-to-day operations of your business influences how the organization will perform. A business with unenthusiastic employees will typically struggle. These aren’t exactly the type of employees that will go the extra mile. Especially of your aren’t standing over their shoulders. More than likely, such a crop of…
  • This is Helping HR Managers To Save Up To 5 Hours Each Week

    sboc
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    The Human Resource department has all sorts of tasks and jobs to handle. These range from hiring on new professionals to dealing with issues inside of the company. And managing smaller elements and day to day activities. With so much on their plate, they do not have much time to focus directly on employee performance evaluation. Doing so can become incredibly long winded and take them away from other important tasks at hand. Thankfully though, there is a way for HR to save time. With the help of a 360 degree review software, it is possible to identify key elements of just about every…
  • How To Turn Office Gossip Into Strategic Action Plans

    sboc
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Gossip is a natural part of human existence. People around the world want to share information they know that someone else does not even if it might not prove completely true. There are extremely popular gossip magazines and newspapers, printed on nothing more than speculation or a shred of fact, yet sell millions across the globe. Gossip also takes part in the work place. But in a closed environment, it often has extremely negative consequences. It causes fighting between employees and other problems that might drag down productivity. All of this is something you need to handle before it…
 
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    HR Success Guide

  • New Age Hiring

    Parinita Bahadur
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Author: Antony Xavier Today hiring the right talent has become the crucial aspect of running a successful business. Hiring processes still continue to be a challenge with increase in Rising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Second Blog Anniversary

    Parinita Bahadur
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Click on the image to enlarge and view. Two promising years and now that we start with our third year, we have a GIFT for you. As our Second Anniversary Gift, Click Here to download FREE books... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 21 Free Books on Self Improvement

    Parinita Bahadur
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    At HR Success Guide, Success is Assured. Download Free Books on Self Improvement: 21 BOOKS ON SELF IMPROVEMENT ♦ Abundant Thinking Download ♦ Achieving Your Dreams Without Fear ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • It Starts with a Dream

    Parinita Bahadur
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
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  • 11 Free Books on Self Improvement

    Parinita Bahadur
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    At HR Success Guide, Success is Assured. Download Free Books on Self Improvement: 11 BOOKS ON SELF IMPROVEMENT ♦ 7 Keys to Success Download ♦ 8 Pillars of Prosperity Download ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    DATIS Blog

  • Creating a Culture that Embraces Change

    Guest Author
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    This blog article, “Creating a Culture that Embraces Change”, was originally written by Narendra Rana, The Devine Group, on August 14th, 2014 and was reposted with permission. Organizations must continuously evolve in order to stay relevant in today’s shifting landscape of competition and market forces. The need to adapt is crucial for global expansion, global operation, ...More →
  • Navigating the ACA: Using the Right Tools

    Toni Warren
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Navigating the ACA has been compared to steering your boat through stormy waters.  Not only is it hard to foresee the rough waves ahead, but the heavy winds are putting your boat and crew through obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome.  The analogy is obvious; the boat is your organization that you continue to ...More →
  • The Biggest Mistake New Leaders Make

    Guest Author
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    This blog article, “The Biggest Mistake New Leaders Make”, was originally written by Bruce Harpham, on Lets Grow Leaders, on August 1st, 2014 and was reposted with permission. As a follow-up to our discussion about the Biggest Mistakes Team Leaders Make,Bruce Harpham, a project management education expert, offers his insights on the biggest mistakes NEW leaders make. Mark Twain ...More →
  • The Cult of Overwork

    Guest Author
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    This DATIS blog article, The Cult of Overwork, was originally written by Alex Kjerulf, The Chief Happiness Officer, in April 2006 and was reposted with permission. CNN asked 12 well-known leaders including Carlos Ghosn of Nissan, Marissa Mayer of Google and Wynton Marsalis how they manage their time and stay efficient. My favorite answer is this one: I ...More →
  • Turn Your Next Interruption into an Opportunity

    Guest Author
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    This blog article, “Turn Your Next Interruption into an Opportunity”, was originally written by Douglas R. Conant, on March 26th, 2014 and was reposted with permission. Modern life, particularly work life, has become increasingly hectic. There are relentless demands from meetings, emails, text messages, questions to answer, problems to solve, fires to put out. It can begin ...More →
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    Employee Engagement Blog

  • Performance Systems Support HR & Talent Management

    Grace
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Leading and managing a company involves action at various levels. Apart from leadership decision-making action, there are other crucial processes that are a must for an organization to progress. Among other cornerstone processes, human resource and talent management are most important. The Importance of Identifying, Recruiting and Training the Right Individuals Human resource departments do not simply recruit and groom just anyone. Their job is to carefully select the right individuals in order to ensure that the selected individuals suit the job they are hired for, and are able to perform…
  • ERGs Promote Employee Engagement in Younger Workers

    Grace
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Organizations are known to implement a variety of strategies in order to boost their company value, productivity and employee engagement. Among these elements, employee engagement is always a top concern, and companies go to immense lengths to ensure that their employees remain fully engaged. Monitoring and Boosting Employee Engagement Simultaneously On one hand, the human resource department uses employee performance appraisal software systems for feedback, further implementation, and improving employee engagement. At the same time, it’s important to use strategies that reinforce employee…
  • Performance Management Systems Help Companies to Manage Organizational Culture

    Grace
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Organizations must always take care of issues that can define and alter their progress. Individual employee behavior is known to directly affect the culture of an organization, which is why the management will always try to control their work environment so that organizational progress is guaranteed. Organizational culture can be of different types, but generally, all organizations will want to achieve results regardless of what the culture is like. Whether the culture in an organization is disconnected or cohesive, it is most important to assure that it promotes progress. In many…
  • Coaching and Mentoring are Essential to Ensure Employees are Increasingly Engaged

    Grace
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    The best common sense in organization development and management stresses on building people to build organizations. If an organization does not build and groom the employees it hires, the organization will go nowhere. Any leader who has had any modicum of success will tell you that this is 100% true. To build your company by developing your employees’ professionally, you must be prepared to make the right investments. Some organizations fear that when they invest in their employees, they might leave the organization, which can result in great loss. However, it’s worth arguing that if you…
  • Build and Engage Your Employees through Employee Engagement Strategies

    Grace
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Employee engagement is the backbone of your overall organizational performance. While many organizations choose to ignore its importance, you must realize that only when your employees are fully engaged will they work whole-heartedly for you and groom themselves as thorough professionals. In order to achieve this, they must be given the right opportunities and balance in work. All this forms the essence of setting up and running any business. Forming a Comprehensive and In-depth Approach to Establishing Your Business through Employee Engagement Setting up and running a business requires you…
 
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    Reward Gateway Blog

  • Wellness in the workplace: A technology review.

    Robert Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    At the recent Wellbeing 2015 conference in London, Reward Gateway’s Chief Product Officer, Richard Hurd-Wood gave a presentation on some of the health and wellness technologies that have recently entered the market. I thought I’d follow up with a look at a few of them and my thoughts on their implications for the workforce. Jawbone UP™ (£125):The Jawbone UP™ is worn on the wrist. It tracks physical activity, quality of sleep and helps you manage your fitness goals.  The data is aggregated and displayed on the phone or tablet app.Pros: It’s lightweight and comfortable.  The…
  • Insights: A review. How personality profiling could help your business.

    Sarah Millward
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    For us at Reward Gateway, Insights personality profiling has been an invaluable tool that’s allowed us to recruit, train and communicate in a much more authentic and effective way. Here’s just a glimpse into the story of how Insights changed life at Reward Gateway. How it all started back in February 2012:My eyes rolled (not too visibly I hope) when my new boss asked me to complete an ‘Insights’ questionnaire about my personality and ‘behavioural preferences’. I swiftly decided to answer the evaluator with an open mind, but I was fairly certain it wouldn’t provide me with…
  • Which wellbeing tech device are you?

    Robert Smith
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Which piece of wearable tech are you? Take our fun quiz to find out whether you’re best summed up by the Google Glass, the Phillips Wake-Up Light, the Cuff Security Gadget or the Dash Smart Headphones. Or something else? Share the results with your friends and colleagues! Which wellbeing tech device are you? was first posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:58 am.©2014 "Reward Gateway Blog". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at…
  • 7 surprising facts about UK health and wellbeing

    Jessica Telford
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Wellbeing is one of THE hot topics at the moment. After attending Reward Gateway’s first Wellbeing seminar and hearing experts talk about the state of health and wellbeing globally, the event made me think about the UK’s approach to health and what we could stand to gain from applying our knowledge to the workplace.The following 7 facts may surprise you:  1. UK employers aren’t spending any money on wellbeing initiatives.In a recent wellbeing survey conducted by Reward Gateway, wellbeing rated alongside investment in infrastructure and equipment as the lowest in importance…
  • Meet hero of HR Kandyce Ryan, from Cummins Inc.

    Kandyce Ryan
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Kandyce has just left her home in Nashville where she worked for Cummins, the global engineering firm as Global Employee Engagement Leader. She has been relocated to Brazil for her next assignment.  During the next 12 months Kandyce is on a mission to take the ten years of knowledge and expertise she has in employee engagement, HR and finance, and empower the Brazilian HR team to run their business more effectively.Ready to be challenged in an environment where the culture, language and weather are all so different from her own, Kandyce is documenting her journey on her own blog:‘I plan to…
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    Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management

  • Majority of Americans still working to reach desired salary levels

    Team Ceridian
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    As any HR professional who has worked in payroll processing surely knows, people tend to be fairly particular about their paychecks. They expect to be paid in full, every single cycle, without even the slightest hiccup – and if anything is wrong, they’re sure to complain. Exacerbating this tension is the fact that for many […]
  • 4 ways employers can combat wellness expenses with voluntary benefits

    Team Ceridian
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    Every business has a keen interest in doing what it can to improve corporate health and wellness for its employees, but the fact is that numerous roadblocks get in the way and make it difficult for employers to offer the comprehensive coverage that people deserve. For one thing, insurance is expensive, and costs are rising […]
  • 3 innovative ways to find and recruit top talent

    Team Ceridian
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    In a fast-paced and highly competitive business climate, it’s important to have the best possible talent on your side. If you’re working in an industry with many rivals, all looking to beat you to the next hire or the next sale, having a superior approach to recruitment services is absolutely vital. The “war for talent” […]
  • Improving Hourly Staff’s Work–Life Balance with a Comprehensive HCM Approach

    John Orr
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    As retailers improve the balance between their business’ demands and the needs and convenience of staff, employees’ engagement, happiness and productivity increase. These are the left and right hands of any retail operation. And few aspects of the hourly employee’s experience yield greater benefits than the improvement of scheduling, and the self-service that feeds it—the […]
  • Get a fresh start this September with 4 ‘back-to-school’ tips

    Team Ceridian
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    In the world of education, it’s no secret that teachers and kids alike look forward to the start of a new school year. Of course they do – it represents a chance to get a fresh start and set out anew in search of new goals and accomplishments. But here’s the thing – there’s no […]
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  • The Three Most Common Job Offer Mistakes

    Mindy Flanigan
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Have you ever heard “be careful what you put in writing?” This phrase is especially true when making written offers of employment. Perhaps you were lucky enough to find ideal candidates to fill unique positions; some of which may have been difficult to fill in the past. While this is good news, these sharp candidates […]
  • PEO for HR Support and Peace of Mind

    Mindy Flanigan
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Doctor Z.  Poor Doctor Z.  Three months later he still has mass anxiety about another wage and hour investigation. Last time the end result was more than $30,000 in back wages, back taxes and fines. How?  It only takes one unhappy current or ex-employee to start an investigation, and the results are usually unfavorable.  Doctor […]
  • Got Employees? 10 Mistakes Not To Make

    Mindy Flanigan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    As you review your profit and loss statement (P&L), are you wondering why revenue is down… or why are costs up? A single employee termination could be to blame. Employees who are fired or voluntarily resign cost a company at least one times the annual salary. Don’t believe it? Here is what adds up: lost […]
  • News Article Analysis: McDonald’s Franchisee Pays Back Wages

    Sarah Frye
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The Baltimore Business Journal recently printed an article about how a local Maryland franchisee of McDonald’s must pay more than $250,000 to 138 employees in civil money penalties for child labor violations.  This article is an example of how franchisees, even from the largest franchise brand in the world, could benefit from working with a […]
  • Announcing Infiniti HR’s HiringThing Partnership

    Sarah Frye
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:42 pm
    We are excited to announce our recent partnership with HiringThing, recruiting software that helps small and medium businesses post jobs, manage applicants and find great employees. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest quality of service. We believe that HiringThing will be a powerful tool for companies like yours as you look […]
 
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