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  • How to Build Accountability With a Team Character Draft

    Great Results Teambuilding
    Sean Glaze
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    With the NFL draft approaching, millions of people are getting excited about the addition of talent to their team rosters.  Most people can see and appreciate talent – but great leaders know that talent alone is never sufficient.  Talent without character and trust – traits of great teammates – will always underachieve. So how do you build an appreciation of character and emphasize the importance of great teammates, while also creating a culture of accountability among your athletes? Well, even for a veteran coach that sounds like a tall order… but it really is possible. Early in…
  • How Do You Manage Job Search Rejection?

    Career Hub
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    The subject of “rejection” routinely appears in conversation with clients: I can’t believe they didn’t hire me; I was a perfect fit for the job. Rejected. The offer was rescinded; unbelievable, especially since I already gave my notice. Rejected. I...
  • 3 Skills HR Leaders Need to Gain Today

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    The future of the HR industry is bright. As long as people continue to work and interact with each other in the workplace and as the economy continues to improve, there will continue to be plenty for us to do. Talent, which is our domain, is the number one priority for the typical CEO. We are responsible for recruiting and retaining our companies’ number one asset. In order to build credibility and establish our expertise, we have to speak not only the language of HR but the language of our senior business leaders. The 3 Skills You Need Your path to the board room starts with developing…
  • I’m Hiring for a Managing Editor

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I’m looking for the perfect Managing Editor. This person will be my right hand for all things related to content. Some of things you’d get to work with: One of the world’s most popular HR blogs (this one and assisting with the Workology site.). My HR and recruiting podcast, Workology. Weekly email newsletter to 30,000 The development of 1-2 webinars a month Social media accounts New top-secret projects for 2015 and new book stuff Things would start with a paid one-month trial, probably around 25 hours per week. If things go gangbusters, there would be potential to expand significantly…
  • How to Move Beyond Your ATS When It Comes to Talent Acquisition

    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell There’s not much in our lives or jobs that still resemble anything from two decades ago. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, our lives have dramatically changed with the adoption of smart phones and other smart technologies that we rely on. Our candidates’ lives have also changed, as has their job search. In fact, as a whole our candidates’ career expectations have even changed. Unemployment numbers are at record lows, job creation is increasing and candidates are going beyond compensation and health care benefits when accepting job offers.
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  • I’m Hiring for a Managing Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I’m looking for the perfect Managing Editor. This person will be my right hand for all things related to content. Some of things you’d get to work with: One of the world’s most popular HR blogs (this one and assisting with the Workology site.). My HR and recruiting podcast, Workology. Weekly email newsletter to 30,000 The development of 1-2 webinars a month Social media accounts New top-secret projects for 2015 and new book stuff Things would start with a paid one-month trial, probably around 25 hours per week. If things go gangbusters, there would be potential to expand significantly…
  • 3 Skills HR Leaders Need to Gain Today
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    The future of the HR industry is bright. As long as people continue to work and interact with each other in the workplace and as the economy continues to improve, there will continue to be plenty for us to do. Talent, which is our domain, is the number one priority for the typical CEO. We are responsible for recruiting and retaining our companies’ number one asset. In order to build credibility and establish our expertise, we have to speak not only the language of HR but the language of our senior business leaders. The 3 Skills You Need Your path to the board room starts with developing…
  • FLSA Changes and What #HR Needs to Know #SHRM15
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    Before reading this blog, you might want to take a look at Mike Haberman’s blog on Exempt vs. Non-Exempt employees to understand these proposed changes to exempt employees.  Earlier this week the Department of Labor officially proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in terms of the amount companies now must pay exempt employees in regards to overtime. There are a lot of questions about what this means, when’s it going to be implemented, who it will affect, and much more! Not being legally minded, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tammy McCutchen, previously…
  • Ep 43 – What is Workplace Discrimination?
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 90,000 (88,788) charges of workplace discrimination. Among them was the highest percentage of charges alleging retaliation ever received: 42.8 percent. Workplace discrimination claims are on the rise. What can and should employers do mitigate their risk for discrimination at work. Episode 43: What is Discrimination at Work? with Casey Sipe (@CLSEmployerLaw) As I mentioned, workplace discrimination claims are on the rise and with a number of recent Supreme Court rulings, the workplace is becoming a more complicated place.
  • Leveraging the Great Disruptor: “Social” in the HR Sphere #SHRM15
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Social media networks have been one of the most direct expressions of the internet’s ethos to arise in the past decade. The ability to communicate globally has expanded our individual range of influence while bringing our world closer together. As social media has evolved to be a functional tool of daily communication, the line between what is business and personal has blended. For HR professionals this creates great opportunities to build and observe relationships, but also presents some hurdles as we are often in charge of handling some of these social media platforms. Business Basic…
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    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century

  • How to Move Beyond Your ATS When It Comes to Talent Acquisition

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell There’s not much in our lives or jobs that still resemble anything from two decades ago. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, our lives have dramatically changed with the adoption of smart phones and other smart technologies that we rely on. Our candidates’ lives have also changed, as has their job search. In fact, as a whole our candidates’ career expectations have even changed. Unemployment numbers are at record lows, job creation is increasing and candidates are going beyond compensation and health care benefits when accepting job offers.
  • How to Recruit and Hire Effectively in Small Markets

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Having spent a great deal of my talent acquisition career in small niche markets, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to hire and maintain a workforce. Small markets are complex, sometimes defy logic and are often less tech or social savvy than their big city counterparts. Recruiters who work in these markets face different obstacles than their big-city counterparts and must develop specialized strategies to handle them. This is exactly what I experienced in 2001 when I was recruiting in Garden City, Kansas, a small, rural, farm town of about 50,000 just…
  • Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: How to Unify Your Employment Branding Efforts #SHRM15

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell These days, employment branding is on the hearts and minds of many talent acquisition leaders. Even though it seems to be everywhere, it is still a relatively new phenomenon and subset of the recruitment industry. The concept is developing rapidly and catching on, but it’s still in its infancy. One of the ways that the concept is growing is through conversations happening all over the place. Employment branding thought leaders are sharing their own best practices and evangelizing in the field through communities like the newly formed Employment Branding Chat…
  • Sales Training Might Be Your Most Powerful Recruiting Asset - Part Two

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell If you haven’t yet picked up on it, let me be the one to tell you that recruiters are the sales people of talent management. In part one of this series I talked about how similarly aligned our processes are with traditional sales people, from generating leads to building relationships to sealing the deal and making the sale. I highlighted the fact that in this competitive job market, recruiting teams must start thinking like sales teams to gain an edge on the competition and be best in class recruiters. A significant part of getting to a place where you can…
  • Sales Training Might Be Your Most Powerful Recruiting Asset - Part One

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell I’ve always been of the opinion that even though we are in the recruiting and HR industry, our profession resembles other industries in many ways. I’ve talked before about how similarly aligned we are with marketing, and how we take some inspiration from IT with our use HR technologies. However, there’s another area of the business that we resemble maybe more than anything else, and that is sales. It might seem funny to say such a thing when HR has traditionally been thought of as the anti-sales department because our industry was long seen as a cost…
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    Career Hub

  • How Do You Manage Job Search Rejection?

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    The subject of “rejection” routinely appears in conversation with clients: I can’t believe they didn’t hire me; I was a perfect fit for the job. Rejected. The offer was rescinded; unbelievable, especially since I already gave my notice. Rejected. I...
  • The LinkedIn Summary Dilemma: Use "I" or Not

    Jean Cummings
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    LinkedIn profile writing is a challenge. And there are ways in which the LinkedIn profile summary section is still the Wild West. The LI summary is a blank page only restricted by the 2000 character limit. There are no requirements...
  • Triggers and Talking Points

    11 Jun 2015 | 2:26 pm
    A few weeks ago, I was standing in the lobby of a branch bank depositing a small insurance refund. When it was my turn, I indicated to the teller I wasn’t sure how to process the check and needed his...
  • Job Search: Supposed to Fire My Imagination

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Last Saturday as I was planting flowers along the sidewalk of our home, our youngest daughter joined me. She proceeded to say "There’s something your husband doesn’t want you to know." And I said “Really – what am I not...
  • What Story Does YOUR Resume Tell and Will It Work?

    Jean Cummings
    18 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Read through your current resume with an objective eye - what story does it tell? Here are some of the stories I've seen in people's resumes: - I had a lot of authority in my jobs before 2005 but since...
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    Human Resource News

  • Pentagon Contractors Rank Below Retailers and Banks When it Comes to Cybersecurity

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    In a true data-driven culture, leaders need to be willing to rethink their plans and perhaps even change course based on what the data says, according to EPA CTO Greg Godbout. It's been almost a year since Amazon Web Services stood up a cloud computing infrastructure for the 17 agencies within the intelligence community.
  • Australia's Next Top Model's Phoebe reveals she's got a new man

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    'Freedom is not free!' Barack and Michelle salute the military and party on the Fourth of July as fireworks light up the sky across US Monster who drove Whitney's daughter to brink of death: Family of Bobbi Kristina's fiance Nick Gordon claim he's a scapegoat.
  • NYPD cop filmed BOXING with suspect he was trying to arrest in Harlem

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Monster who drove Whitney's daughter to brink of death: Family of Bobbi Kristina's fiance Nick Gordon claim he's a scapegoat.
  • Monster who drove Whitney's daughter to death: Family of Bobbi...

    4 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Slaughter in the amphitheatre at Palmyra: ISIS forces child executioners to shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Roman ruin Five-year-old girl killed by jumping sturgeon in holiday weekend tragedy - after she was hit by fish that leaped onto family's boat If your name's not on the godparent list, you're not coming in: How members of the British Royal family will have to watch Charlotte's christening on TV Kerry 'reaches nuclear deal with Iran': Sanctions could be lifted after world powers start to move on from nuclear weapon fears Eric Garner's widow…
  • Paychex: New Offerings Beginning To Gain Traction, Margin Expansion Should Continue

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Paychex recently reported robust Q4 FY15 performance . The company's new offerings are beginning to gain traction and should see widespread adoption over time.
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  • CBRE Hawaii’s ‘Workplace 360’ office transformation in Honolulu: Slideshow

    Tina Yuen
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Imagine working in an office where you don’t have the same desk every day, and your boss doesn’t either. That’s the setup in CBRE Hawaii’s headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, where the company’s “Workplace 360” initiative launched nearly a year ago. Work on the space, which was completed in late July of last year, created a “free address” office where the commercial real estate firm’s more than 50 employees are able to choose how they work, with whom and where. Kim Lord, senior…
  • Seven interesting things Humana is telling employees and stakeholders

    David A. Mann
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    As we know by now, Louisville-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has agreed to be acquired by Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Following about a month of speculation, the news of the transaction officially broke about 2:30 a.m. and we've been writing about it since. You can find details of the transaction here. We've got a story about what the company is telling its employees here. And if you're feeling like a walk down memory lane, check out our Humana timeline to get a gist of the company's history in Louisville. The…
  • New Era Cap at home in Buffalo

    James Fink
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The New Era Cap Co. of today is a world apart from the company started in 1920 by Chris Koch’s great-grandfather, Ehrhart. His hat-making business evolved into an international leader of headwear, particularly baseball caps and other merchandise including backpacks. Headquartered in Buffalo, New Era employs more than 2,000 worldwide including about 500 on Delaware Avenue and at the Derby manufacturing plant. When Koch, 54, took over as CEO in 2002, the privately held firm had less than $100 million…
  • LIST: Georgia’s top public companies and their highest paid execs

    Patsy Conn
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Atlanta Business Chronicle’s July 3, 2015, edition features lists of Georgia’s Top 50 Public Companies, 25 Highest-Paid Executives of Georgia Public Companies, Atlanta’s Top 10 Office Complexes, and Chambers and Economic Development Agencies. The five largest public companies remain unchanged from last year. The Home Depot Inc. ranks No. 1 with more than $83.1 billion in revenue, followed by United Parcel Service Inc., The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and Aflac…
  • Whole Foods CEOs admit to overcharging, say it was unintentional

    Michael Theis
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    In response to a New York City investigation into pricing at Whole Foods Market Inc., co-CEOs Jon Mackey and Walter Robb admitted Thursday that the company had incorrectly charged customers for pre-packaged food sold by weight. The admission came in the form of a video posted to YouTube that featured Mackey and Robb standing in a produce section, explaining their company's transgressions, but insisting that any errors were unintentional. The pair also unveiled a series of steps the company was taking…
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    HR Vendor News

  • Announces Nominations for the 33rd annual Leadership 500 Awards are Now Open

    HR Vendor News
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Aurora, ON – is thrilled to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Leadership 500 Awards program. For over 33 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top 500 leadership organizations and schools for their development programs in its yearly ranking issues. This year’s program has been updated and now features 35 total categories: 2 for individuals, 19 for organizations, and 14 for education. Visit for all categories and the nomination form. Rankings are determined from ratings based on a Net…
  • America’s Charities and Causecast Partner to Deliver Integrated Employee Engagement and CSR Solution to Employers

    HR Vendor News
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2015 -​A​merica’s Charities,​t​he leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, and Causecast,​t​he premiere giving and volunteering technology platform, have partnered to bring the most comprehensive charitable giving, volunteerism, and employee engagement solution to companies. Since 1980, America’s Charities has raised more than a half billion dollars for tens of thousands of nonprofits in federal, state and local government, and corporate workplace giving campaigns. Causecast has helped companies of all sizes reach their highest…
  • HRsoft, Inc. Completes SOC 1 (SSAE 16) Type 2 Examination

    HR Vendor News
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Source: HRsoft Dated: June 29, 2015 ORLANDO, Fla. — HRsoft, Inc., the leading provider of High Impact Talent Management(TM) software, announced today that it has completed its most recent SOC 1 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (“SSAE 16″)) Type 2 examination. The examination was performed by 360 Advanced, P.A., a full-service audit and consulting firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions, including conducting SOC 1 examinations. SSAE 16, developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”), is the…
  • New Test Preparation Options Available to Support Global Certification Programs Including PHR, SPHR, HRBP, HRMP, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP

    HR Vendor News
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    SHRM Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV / Aurora, Ontario — HR Professionals who invest in themselves by means of certification show exemplary commitment to keeping on top of HR trends, ever changing legal and compliance policies, best practices, and much more. As such, certifications are frequently rewarded with more job opportunities, with higher compensation for these more-senior level HR roles. It is proven HR certification is good business. In the last 2 years, has provided test preparation courses for thousands of HR Professionals with resounding success. Currently, the…
  • EBI-9 Solutions — Another Innovation from Employment Background Investigaions

    HR Vendor News
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2015 EBI-9 Solutions — Another Innovation from EBI Owings Mills, MD (June 25, 2015) – Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI), a global leader in the employment background screening and drug testing industry, is proud to present the most advanced, fully automated Electronic Form I-9 compliance service available on the market today. EBI-9 Solutions’ error-checking technology eliminates the risk of sky-high government fines and ensures full E-Verify compliance. EBI-9′s Suite Includes: - EBI-9 eForms & eVerify - EBI-9 Remote…
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  • Motivational Gurus: Jim Rohn and Jim Rome

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    There’s one thing you need to know about me: I get Jim Rohn and Jim Rome confused. (One dude is a leadership guru. The other dude is an ESPN guy or something.) And there’s another thing you need to know: I love Jim Rohn quotes, but I don’t always get them right. (Close enough, I say!) So I was in a car, a few weeks ago, with a human resources consultant who also happens to be a dear friend. What do you talk about on a two-hour car ride when you’re done talking about work and life and pets and kids and employee engagement and SHRM? You talk about more HR shit like…
  • 3 Rules of Reference Checks

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    I get calls on a regular basis to provide formal and informal references on people in my industry. First things first: reference checks are not background checks. Reference checks are subjective. Reference checks are unreliable and invalid ways of measuring someone’s knowledge, skills and abilities. Reference checks are what you do when you want to know if someone is a jerk. Background checks give you facts like name, rank and serial number. You’ll learn about prior convictions and educational achievements. The difference between a background check and a reference check is…
  • Lean Cuisine Tastes Like Shame #weighthis

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Got this note from a PR guy named Eric. In general, I’ve stopped picking on PR professionals. However, this one needs some work. Dear Laurie, Today I have some news for you that is incredibly inspiring and empowering and worth sharing with your reader audience. Lean Cuisine just launched an initiative to challenge women to value themselves based on their accomplishments – not their physical appearance. With ridiculous means of evaluating the “perfect” body and precious moments taken away by painstakingly editing a photo before it goes live online, more and more women are…
  • Forced Ranking is So Old and Stupid

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    I’ve been doing some video chats for CareerBuilder, and they’re pretty fun. We use a combination of Google Hangouts and Twitter, and what you end up with is a crazy and interesting mix of video and interactive tweets. We discussed talent management strategies and techniques in the last episode. Tim Sackett makes an offhanded comment that he likes forced ranking. Now, listen, I have four cats. I rank them on a regular and ongoing basis. Emma is the best all around, Jake loves me the most, Molly is the smartest, and Roxy is the new baby. They all have strengths and weaknesses. But…
  • Have Fun at #SHRM15

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    I let my SHRM membership lapse in 2015 because my employer will no longer pay for it. My employer is me, and honestly, she wants me to spend $190 on spa treatments in Turks & Caicos because she believes in employee engagement. So I won’t be going to the 2015 SHRM Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, this weekend. (I know, I know. You’ll miss me.) I will miss being on the expo floor, too. Let’s be honest. That conference gives me a ton of good blogging material for twelve months. When some drunk sales guy lectures me on agility and tells me that HR ladies…
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  • UHV business school adds HR management concentration - Victoria Advocate

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    UHV business school adds HR management concentrationVictoria AdvocateIn the fall, the UHV School of Business Administration will add a human resource management concentration to its Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degree plans. The school plans to hire a faculty member with ...and more »
  • Top 5 trends transforming human resources in Middle East - Emirates 24/7

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    Emirates 24/7Top 5 trends transforming human resources in Middle EastEmirates 24/7The coming years will see the HR function mature with more sophisticated and strategically-aligned training development programmes for HR practitioners that will align HR capabilities with business goals, supported by relevant analytic tools.
  • NCET Tech Tips: Human resources tips from the SHRM - Reno Gazette Journal

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    NCET Tech Tips: Human resources tips from the SHRMReno Gazette JournalThe Society for Human Resource Management held their national convention in Las Vegas June 28 through July 1. In the HR world, staying informed on the ever-changing landscape is crucial. I attended and served as a volunteer, seeing the inner workings ...
  • George Orwell, human resources and the English language - The Guardian

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The GuardianGeorge Orwell, human resources and the English languageThe GuardianIn our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of human resources'. All issues are human resource issues, and human resources itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. OK, that's not exactly what Orwell wrote. The hair
  • Texas A&M System Selects Workday for New Cloud-based Human Resources ... - KBTX

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Texas A&M System Selects Workday for New Cloud-based Human Resources KBTXCOLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced a new contract with Workday, Inc. to replace 35-year-old technology with a cloud-based human resources and payroll system. “Access to new technology is one of ...
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  • Five Key Factors in Choosing HR Management Software

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    As organizations look for more ways to increase productivity and profitability, human resources departments are being asked to provide more strategic input to executives. Doing so requires tools that improve access to timely, accurate information for enhanced business decision making. If you don’t have a Human Resource Management System (HRMS), HR can end up spending too much time on repetitive day-to-day tasks like paperwork while struggling to deliver meaningful workforce insights. The right HR management software can help the HR team increase control over employee data, optimize…
  • 15 Ways to Attract and Repel Top Tech Talent

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Put up a job listing and you’ll get a number of resumes. Is that success? Quantity is never the goal. Quality is. So, what does it take to attract the best talent? If it were as simple as free meals, this article would be very short. To uncover the answers, we interviewed dozens of recruiters, tech employees and hiring managers. Download this report to learn how HR can help attract top tech talent and mistakes they need to avoid. Click here to learn more!  
  • The 5 funniest HR Morning stories … ever

    Christian Schappel
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Between the Supreme Court’s landmark Obamacare and same-sex marriage rulings — plus the DOL’s official release of its new overtime exemption rules — it’s been an intense couple of weeks for HR pros. So we’ve decided to lighten the mood in the wake of the holiday weekend. Enjoy these gems.  The most popular gut-busters from HR Morning’s archives: The year’s 25 strangest interview questions Some companies love throwing curveball questions to candidates during interviews — and these are the weirdest ones we’ve ever seen. Check ’em out…
  • Do’s and don’ts to make performance reviews actually mean something

    Tim Gould
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the “dreaded chore” category into the file titled “engagement tools.” Performance reviews are often badly done and serve to de-motivate employees — or worse, give them a weapon to sue the company. What’s wrong with this process? Here are the three most common mistakes managers make that limit the value of employee assessments: 1. Process vs. progress Too often, the process of employee reviews becomes more important than the actual result. What do employees want out…
  • 7 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit

    Christian Schappel
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    We all want to hold onto our best, brightest employees. And sometimes, a key component of that retention effort is being able to recognize when they’re trying to locate greener pastures and finding ways to increase their loyalty. But what you need to know first are the red flags that indicate an employee is conducting such a search. Training software company Mindflash recently compiled a list of the red flags employers should be on the lookout for: 1. Sloppy work habits Chances are your best employees consistently complete top-quality work on deadline. So it should be easy to spot when…
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    Ask a Manager

  • weekend free-for-all – July 4-5, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    the third foster kitten is seen at last! This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school. If you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related open thread on Fridays.) Book Recommendation of the Week: I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away. Brilliant and funny Bill Bryson tries to get reacquainted with America after living in England for 20 years. weekend free-for-all – July 4-5, 2015 was…
  • companies that lie about salary, controversial issues on your resume, and more

    Ask a Manager
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. How can I avoid companies lying about salary and location? I was working for a nonprofit and my direct supervisor left. Several months later, he contacted me and asked if I would be willing to interview at his new place of employment. We had gotten on fairly well at job #1, so I did and I was offered a position. At the same time, I was also offered a job at a third company. I told my former manager that Company #3 had offered me a certain pay level ($6,000 more a year than company #1 was currently paying me) plus a $2,000 sign-on bonus.
  • stop doing the office housekeeping work

    Ask a Manager
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I’m quoted in this Refinery29 article (which was also reported on by the UK’s Daily Mail), talking about how taking on the office housekeeping work (planning parties, cleaning up the kitchen, ordering lunch) can hold you back. Here’s an excerpt: “People don’t get high-profile projects, win promotions, or make a name in their field because they planned office parties or remembered all their coworkers’ birthdays,” says Alison Green, founder of Ask A Manager. “You only have so much energy and focus at work; spending on this sort of housekeeping means that…
  • open thread – July 3, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue :) open thread – July 3, 2015 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.
  • employer asked for references after I’d already been hired, good bosses from TV and movies, and more

    Ask a Manager
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My new employer just asked for my references — after we’d set a start date and I quit my old job I’m in the process of changing jobs. The new company made me a firm offer and I accepted. My start date at the new company is soon, and they have confirmed plane tickets and hotel reservations for me to fly up to their office for training (they’re opening a new office in my city, but until then I’ll be telecommuting). The gist is, the new job is a “done deal.” My last day at my old job is tomorrow. I…
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  • The Top Takeaways From SHRM 2015

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    SHRM was a whirlwind of HR goodness! Roughly 16,000 people transcended upon Las Vegas to talk HR strategy, technology, and best practices. The conversations were lively, and the takeaways, inspiring. What did we learn as attendees and exhibitors at the event? Read on for our breakdown. What a blast! I met so many professionals who The post The Top Takeaways From SHRM 2015 appeared first on
  • 10 Things You’ll Learn at SHRM

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    SHRM is finally (almost) here. Whether you’re a first timer or a true SHRM VIP, the key to making the most out of these 4 days of HR bliss is knowing just how to navigate the immense amount of learning opportunities, networking possibilities, and of course, the right amount of free expert consulting to leave the The post 10 Things You’ll Learn at SHRM appeared first on
  • Is Text Messaging the New Email for Recruiters?

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Smartphones are taking over the world.  Seriously. Almost ⅔ of Americans have a smartphone and nearly 20% rely on those devices almost exclusively for internet access to information. Those number continue to rise. That means your job seekers are increasingly accessing your career site, job information and applications via their mobile devices. 43% of smartphone The post Is Text Messaging the New Email for Recruiters? appeared first on
  • “Mobilegeddon” and Your Career Site

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Google recently launched a mobile “friendly” update. Often referred to it as Mobilegeddon, this update was designed to give a boost to mobile-friendly pages in Google’s mobile search results. And while it may be tempting to disregard these Google updates as minimal, ignoring them may mean changes in your organic traffic and rankings. Some websites The post “Mobilegeddon” and Your Career Site appeared first on
  • Will Google Penalize Your Career Site?

    Morgan Cox
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Waiting to make your career site mobile is no longer an option. Starting on April 21, Google will make mobile-friendliness a ranking signal—by improving ranking for mobile optimized sites, and at the same time, demoting sites that are not. This coming change will have a “significant impact” on mobile search results worldwide for mobile users. This The post Will Google Penalize Your Career Site? appeared first on
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Happy Independence Day

    Evil HR Lady
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:25 pm
  • I Think My Boss is Stealing From Me

    Evil HR Lady
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    I am a new hire at a Fortune 100 tech company. It’s a sales position, and this is my first job out of college. Just days into the job I landed my first sale — a big one for a $250,000 software contract. I am about to close my second sale, this one for a $100,000 contract. I was excited until I was told that because my compensation package had not yet been signed and finalized, I would not be receiving nearly $5,000 in commission for these deals. I’m angry, and I don’t know what to do to get paid and make sure this doesn’t happen again. To read the answer, click here: I Think My Boss…
  • Should I Repay $20,000 in Relo for a Career Opportunity?

    Evil HR Lady
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    I am currently underemployed by my current company. When I started out in their training program I was told I would have the opportunity to work in a variety of different departments. I loved this training program and was very happy, using my knowledge and skill from my degree. After finishing, however, the only open positions were in a department that does not only not utilize my degree, but also makes me flat out miserable. I have been so miserable, that only a few months into this new role, I started applying elsewhere. I was given an offer from a different (non-competitor) company that is…
  • 12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Your Success at Work

    Evil HR Lady
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    The hardest and smartest work should get the promotion and the praise, right? But it doesn’t always work out that way. Every wondered why ability isn’t always king? Baseball Coach Jon Loomer identified 12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Playing Time for his teams. The principles transfer easily to the business world, so with his permission, here is why being good at your job isn’t good enough. 1. Do you hustle? Coach Loomer says “A primary goal of every coach should be to hustle more than the opposition. If you run harder and work harder than the other team, you…
  • Americans Are Overworked, but Still Surprisingly Happy on the Job

    Evil HR Lady
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Are you overworked, yet happy at work? If so, you’re not alone. Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, released a new survey today that shows that Americans are both overworked and happy. Confused? Fifty-three percent of Americans feel overwhelmed at work, but 86 percent are still happy and motivated. Why are those numbers not compatible? It seems that working hard can help towards happiness. Too much free time can make you bored and unmotivated. Have you ever had a job where you had too little to do? It’s incredibly tedious to have to sit at a desk with…
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    Fistful of Talent

  • We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

    Laurie Ruettimann
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world who talked about attending sessions about executive compensation, defined benefit pension plans, and social media. You know who I didn’t meet? Talent acquisition professionals under the age of thirty. There’s a quirky and emerging group of HR colleagues who prefer Chloé, not Coach, and entered the workforce as Obama’s policies began to improve the economy. They aren’t digital natives, but they’ve lived most of…
  • Summertime… And The Demos Are Easy.

    Kelly Dingee
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Summer is here.  Time to get my sourcing demos on… I tend to hoard these demos until summer, thinking work will be lighter then. It’s not.  So I plan a couple of hours each week to check out new tools for the team. Up first? Crystal. It’s a slightly freaky email tool that can assess your target by their online activity, guiding you to craft an email to appeal to them and generate a positive response (hopefully!). When I first showed it to the boss, he was quick to point out that “stalk” is in the url—and it does feel a little stalkerish. And… it…
  • Tim Sackett says Live From #SHRM15 – We All Just Want Attention

    Tim Sackett
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Monday’s big keynote speaker was the ever popular Marcus Buckingham.  Marcus has the great English accent, high energy and great leadership content to share. He’s strong every time I’ve seen him, going on way too many times at this point in my life! The big bomb he dropped on the SHRMies this session was the money-shot quote of the conference: Millennials don’t want feedback! We’ve all been told by thought leaders and Millennial experts for a decade that all Millennials want is feedback and work-life balance!  They don’t want money or power or ice in their beer.  Just feedback…
  • In HR You See Things – Things You Can’t Unsee and That Change You…

    Paul Hebert
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    This is the post no one will read because anyone of any import is in Vegas dodging roller bags on the SHRM show floor and trying desperately not to look too hungover at the early morning concurrent sessions. So in deference to those who had to stay behind and manage the mines, nothing too deep today. Well… either this is very shallow or very deep. No intermediate space here. A few weeks back (May 26 to be exact) fellow FOTer Steve Boese wrote a piece on his own blog called “The Invisible City.” The post was about business travel and how many of us who travel for business miss out on the…
  • Dawn Burke talks Late Preppin’ For #SHRM15 Conference: No Sweat

    Dawn Burke
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    I’m busy. You’re busy. You are probably sitting in the airport on your way to #SHRM15 going what.the.hell.  I’m not ready.  Where do I go.  I just sat at gate C3 and recognized 20 others from my small town going to the conference.  Multiply that times a jillion other cities.  Crap.  It’s a big conference. DON’T SWEAT.  You’ll be fine. If you are late on the upswing prepping for the conference, here are a few things that will ease your mind. Read the whole post over at Dawn H. Burke (an FOT contributor blog).  The post Dawn Burke talks Late Preppin’ For #SHRM15…
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    Flip Chart Fairy Tales

  • Productivity stuck on auto-creep

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Tim Scott’s piece on productivity earlier this week led me to this ACAS report on the subject. As you might expect, they focus on what has been happening in the workplace: A range of macro solutions have been offered by Government and others, including capital and financial investment in infrastructure. But it is now understood that these can only yield lasting improvements if workplaces are operating at their best. The way workplaces are organised, the part played by managers and leaders, and the role and involvement of employees can help deliver better outcomes for individuals,…
  • There’s a bit about Fastow’s hero-to-zero story I still don’t get

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    I was at the FT’s Camp Alphaville yesterday. It was an excellent event but it was on Britain’s hottest July day on record and the whole thing was in tents. As I don’t much like the heat, I stayed in the main tent, which had big cooling units in it, for much of the day. I’m glad I did because it was there that I saw the fascinating presentation by Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of Enron. He started off by confessing his guilt, admitting his part in ruining thousands of people’s lives and saying that he deserved to go to prison. Then he began to tell the story of…
  • The rise or fall of management

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Chris Dillow wonders whether managerial control has stifled innovation: Could it be that the spread of managerialism and the pursuit of “efficiency” in the static sense of trying to maximize output for given inputs has squeezed out innovation? Two things suggest an affirmative answer. One is casual empiricism: the growth of managerialism has been followed by a decline in trend labour productivity growth. The other is a paper from David Audretsch and colleagues, which shows that since the late 70s innovation has tended to come less from incumbent firms and more from new ventures. I…
  • Cutting in-work benefits: right-wingers think it’s a bad idea too

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:24 am
    It now seems to have dawned on just about everyone that, if the government really does cut £12 billion from the social security budget, most of the pain will be felt by those in work. There have been some interesting reactions to this from right-of-centre think-tanks. The Institute of Economic Affairs said the cuts would be “extremely unfair on the working-age population” while the Adam Smith Institute warned that cutting tax credits would remove incentives to work and make the working poor worse off. The Centre for Policy Studies argued for an increase in the minimum wage…
  • Work-shy dole scroungers – so last century

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:24 pm
    The Resolution Foundation published two reports on work, poverty and benefits either side of the weekend. Last week’s An Ocean Apart contrasted the developments in employment and welfare in the UK and USA over the last 20 years. This week’s report on Universal Credit recommended a redesign of the in-work benefits system. In his commentaries on both reports, Gavin Kelly points out that the political rhetoric on poverty and work is two decades out of date. As he says: [T]he UK’s longstanding problem of workless families has been transformed since the late 1990s: once viewed…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • #TechHR15 Get a 20% discount by using @GautamGhosh as discount code

    Gautam Ghosh
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:19 pm
    We are gearing up for the TechHR Conference & Exhibition on 19th & 20th August, 2015, at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon.This conference under the theme of “Driving on Digital” will once again be the largest confluence of business, HR and technology practitioners under one roof. Here are the quick details of conference for your reference.It is my privilege to offer you an exclusive discount code to the conference. Just use “@GautamGhosh”as discount code in the registration page to avail 20% discount on the delegate. The cool thing is that if you register before the 12th of June,…
  • #EmployerBranding The Right Image

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    My post on Talent Branding in the latest issue of People Matters magazineYou can read it hereIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The folks at @RippleHire asked me about my tip for Recruitment Marketing

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    And here is what I shared If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The 3 learnings of reaching 18 thousand followers without following 1k people

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    This week I crossed 18000 followers on Twitter.Someone asked me how that happened...I was lucky...I was blogging before people knew the term.. You are a brand before TwitterI connected to the communities - when you add value to the community - they will add to youShare things of value that others with less audience have - both of you gain...If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Recap of #SHRMTech15 @SHRMIndia - a story told in some tweets

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    So I was at SHRM India's SHRMTech15 conference and here are some thoughts that struck me through the day, and some quotes by speakers that made me thoughtful and triggered more thoughtsHaha! Thanks @SHRMindia :) #shrmtech15— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) April 24, 2015 There's a 3D printer at the #shrmtech15 expo by Redd Robotics from #chennai— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) April 24, 2015 This is awesome news!! #shrmtech15— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) April 24, 2015 Constantly changing Job descriptions based on…
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  • The 2015 Best And Worst States To Make A Living

    Jason Buss
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
      For states looking to land on the positive end of this annual ranking, the lessons are simple: Offer healthy wages, manageable taxes, a low cost of living, and safe working environments. No extra points will be awarded for scenic beauty. “The big picture is good–the job market is getting better these days, we’ve even seen wage growth start to tick up. But it kind of breaks down a little when you start to look state by state,” said Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst for and author of the study. “We tend to talk about the U.S. economy and the job…
  • 8 Ways to Streamline The Hiring Process At Your Startup

    Jason Buss
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    In the rush to grow your startup, finding and hiring a great team is vital to its success. Execution is everything. My experience from Due, as well as the investments I have made, have taught me a lot about hiring for startups.   Anyone who has ever directed or even gone through the hiring process knows it can be time-consuming and paper-intensive, often using up way more resources than necessary. There has to be a smooth process to standardize how people are on-boarded.  That’s where technology comes it. Here are 8 ways to create an efficient hiring process, and give you more time for…
  • When Your Best Employees Quit, Can You Handle The Truth?

    Jason Buss
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:12 pm
    When prized employees leave a company, bosses almost always act surprised. From the comforts of the corner office, it’s easy to believe that you’re providing a great work environment and all the career-advancement opportunities that workers or managers might want. But maybe senior executives just can’t handle the truth. Several new surveys by LinkedIn shed fascinating light on employees’ true reasons for pushing off. Take something as basic as people’s stated reasons for leaving. When LinkedIn surveyed 18,000 gainfully employed professionals and asked them to imagine what might…
  • Revamped LinkedIn Pulse App To Spark Connection Engagement

    Jason Buss
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    LinkedIn launched a new, standalone version of its Pulse news-reading app on Wednesday aimed at giving users a better-tailored reading experience and more reasons to strike up conversations with their LinkedIn connections. Because it can be tough to sift through all of the day’s news, Pulse is intended to give users the articles they should read to adeptly handle water-cooler talk at work and to know which stories are popular among people in their industry, Akshay Kothari, lead product manager at LinkedIn and cofounder of Pulse, said in an interview. For the new app, Pulse…
  • 5 Tips To Get The Promotion You Deserve

    Jason Buss
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:51 pm
    If you have been in the workplace for a couple of years, you have most likely already learned the lesson that your talent and hard work will not ensure your promotion. The myth of the meritocracy has been shattered. Though it seems unfair to be passed over to less qualified candidates, it can be a rude awakening to the reality of the workplace today. It takes more than your talent and great performance to get ahead. Here are the five things you need to do to get the promotion you deserve: 1.  Self promote This can be a delicate subject for women because of our hesitancy to advocate for…
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    hr bartender

  • Healthy Employees = Healthy Business [infographic] – Friday Distraction

    Sharlyn Lauby
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    Businesses today are under tremendous pressure to produce results. As a consequence, employees are under pressure to produce. Now, don’t get me wrong. Companies do need to accomplish their goals and deliver results. Same with employees. They need to be accountable and productive. But both organizations and employees need to be smart about it. That’s the message in this infographic from Virgin Pulse, titled “The Business of Healthy Employees.” Creating a culture that values well-being makes sense for the company and its employees. Healthy employees bring their A-game to work every day.
  • Creating Strategy and Being Strategic Aren’t the Same Thing

    Sharlyn Lauby
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle, in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.” Before we can talk about strategic planning, it’s important to discuss the difference between creating a strategy and being strategic. Just because someone can create a strategy doesn’t mean they can think strategically. According to the Cambridge dictionary, strategy is a detailed plan for achieving results. There are many different kinds of business strategies –…
  • Everything #HR Needs To Know About SEO

    Sharlyn Lauby
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:57 am
    I believe that one of the most mysterious technology terms out there is SEO (aka Search Engine Optimization). Lots of people claim to be SEO experts. Many folks will tell you to do this or that because it “improves SEO.” But honestly, what does that mean? A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer at iCIMS, talk about SEO in the context of human resources. It was a super interesting webinar so I asked Susan if she would share her expertise with us. Thankfully, she said yes. Susan, briefly describe for readers what Search Engine Optimization…
  • Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY

    Sharlyn Lauby
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:57 am
    Tuesday, June 30 is Social Media Day. It was started in 2010 by Mashable to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. Many cities host a local version – here’s what my community in South Florida is doing. If your city isn’t doing anything, then at least participate by expanding your social network by one meaningful connection. That was Mashable’s goal in 2014, but really I don’t see why that shouldn’t be a goal every year. As human resources pros, social media has become part of the way we do business. Often the first thing that comes to mind is…
  • Hello #SHRM15 Conference Attendees!

    Sharlyn Lauby
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:57 am
    Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas. I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. This isn’t my first SHRM Annual – in fact, my first SHRM conference (more than a few years ago) was also in Las Vegas. At that time, a small earthquake happened – let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself. The reason I’m writing this post is because last year I attended a blogging conference and, during the event, I met someone who posted an introduction on her blog. It made me realize that sometimes we take for granted that everyone knows who we are and…
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    Symbolist Intelligence

  • The one where he linked to Seth Godin…

    paul hebert
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
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  • Organizational Prozac: Anxious Employees May Act Unethically

    paul hebert
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
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  • HR Needs to Teach Humanity and Let go of Data

    paul hebert
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
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  • Family Ties and Corporate Culture

    paul hebert
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
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  • Will Morality be the new HR Focus?

    paul hebert
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
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    Steve Boese's HR Technology

  • Three Talent Management Observations from the First Day of NBA Free Agency

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:57 am
    I continue to be on record as stating that HR/Talent pros can learn just about everything they need to know about talent management, leadership, team dynamics, managing for performance, and a million other things from careful observation of professional sports - and most notably the NBA. Yesterday was the first full day of the league's free agency period - the time where teams are free to recruit, negotiate with, and sign to new contracts those players whose contracts had expired - thus making them 'free' agents. As usual, Day 1 of free agency led to a flurry of announced and rumored deals…
  • SLIDES: Busting the Common Myths in HR Technology - #SHRM15

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I had a great time (early) this morning co-presenting along with Trish McFarlane at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Trish and I were really glad to see somewhere near 300 folks brave the 7AM start time to hear us talk about HR Technology and more specifically, HR Technology implementations. The size of the crowd, the high level of attendee enthusiasm and engagement, and the really long line of folks who came up to chat after the session was completed was a great indicator of the continuing and increasing importance of technology to the HR professional. The slide deck we shared is up…
  • The Top Three Reasons HR (or any) Tech Projects Fail

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    I am in the final stages of prep for my and Trish McFarlane's SHRM Presentation tomorrow on HR Technology Implementations which means that lately I have spent more time thinking about technology projects these last few weeks than I have in a while. And while the presentation tomorrow won't specifically cover the reasons why projects typically fail, the idea of why HR (or any other enterprise technology) projects fail has crossed my mind more than a few times as we have prepped for the session tomorrow. So since nothing matters unless it is blogged about, and since I have been thinking a lot…
  • Ways to describe basketball talent, ranked

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    Following up yesterday's post on last night's NBA Draft, (and yes, the subject of that post, one Kristaps Porzingis was indeed selected by my New York Knicks, long may the Porzingis era reign), with a new edition of the ever-popular Ranked series on the blog. Today, after watching about 5 hours of draft coverage, (and pre-draft and post-draft shows), I offer up ways to describe basketball talent, ranked: 10. Efficient 9. Wingspan 8. Fluid 7. Motor 6. Elite-level athleticism 5. Second jumpability 4. High ceiling 3. Toughness 2. High basketball IQ 1. Tremendous upside Quick note - If any…
  • TALENT ASSESSMENT TIP: Watch out for 'soft' eyes

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The NBA Draft is tonight!  Aside, if you follow me on Twitter at @SteveBoese, be forewarned that there will likely be a flurry of NBA Draft tweets starting at about 8PM ET tonight. As I am sure I have previously covered on the blog here and over at Fistful of Talent, professional sports drafts offer up extraordinary amounts of interest and intrigue and insights about recruiting and talent management that remain relevant for HR/Talent professionals everywhere. Team management, coaching staffs, and professional talent assessors all spend months evaluating the top playing prospects coming…
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    Capital Jobs

  • Odisha Postal GDS Admit Card 2015 for Gramin Dak Sevak Exam

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Odisha Postal GDS Admit Card 2015 for Gramin Dak Sevak Exam Odisha Postal Circle has published the Odisha Postal Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Admit Card 2015 today. Candidates who applied for the Postal Gramin Dak Sevak Post can now download the admit card for appearing the examination. The GDS Exam will be held on 12 July 2015 in various centres all over Odisha. The exam is a OMR Based Multiple
  • United India Insurance Company (UIIC) Recruitment 2015 Notification

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    United India Insurance Company Recruitment 2015 | 750 Assistant Vacancies United India Insurance Company Limited required energetic and  dynamic candidates for the post of Assistant all over India. There are total 750 Vacancies all over India. Interested candidates should apply via online mode from 07/07/2015 and 20/07/2015. Read below to know the full job details. UIIC Recruitment 2015
  • ONGC Recruitment 2015 - Technical Assistant, Assistant Technician & Nurse in Silchar

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    ONGC Recruitment 2015 - Technical Assistant, Assistant Technician & Nurse in Silchar Advt. No. 02/2015 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) required young and dynamic candidates for the post of Technical Assistant, Assistant Technician & Nurse in Silchar. Candidates should apply online from 03.07.2015 (Friday) 10:00 Hrs. to 24.07.2015 (Friday) 18:00 Hrs.Read below for full job details.
  • Odisha CT B.Ed Entrance Exam Result 2015 by SCERT

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Odisha CT B.Ed Entrance Exam Result 2015 by SCERT SCERT, Odisha has declared that the Odisha CT B.Ed Entrance Exam Result 2015 will be publish in July 2015. No specific date is still published by the department. SCERT will also publish the Result of D.El.ED, B.Ed, B.H.Ed, M.Ed, and M.Phil Entrance Examination on that day. Candidates those have appeared the Odisha CT Entrance, Odisha B.Ed
  • OPSC Assistant Director Job Notification 2015 (Group-B of OS & ES)

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    OPSC Assistant Director Job Notification 2015 (Group-B of OS & ES)  OPSC has issued a notification for the Assistant Director post in Administrative control of Planning and Coordination Department,Odisha. Interested candidates should apply online by from 06.07.2015 to 06.08.2015. Last date of payment of fee is 10.08.201. Read below for full description. Click Here To
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    RoundPegg Blog

  • 3 Guideposts for Merging Corporate Cultures

    15 Jun 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Merging corporate cultures is hard. Discover 3 tips that can help on your path to culture alignment.3 Guideposts for Merging Corporate CulturesBy Tim WoltersMergers are hard work. That’s why as many as 83% of mergers fail. Many times there exists a “my way or the highway” mentality and since companies are often acquired for their customers, technology, or both, people are left as an afterthought. How do we set ourselves up for success in this new environment? I’ve been through the process a few times and in my experience your best bet for success is echoed by Ben Horowitz when he says…
  • How to Manage the 5 Reasons You’re Losing Sales Reps

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    Learn to manage the 5 reasons sales reps are leaving your company.How to Manage the 5 Reasons You’re Losing Sales RepsBy Vince ScaliaThere are loads of reasons employees leave. According to Gallup the 5 main reasons employees leave your company are:Relationship with immediate managerFit to job*Co-worker commitment to to qualityCompensation and BenefitsConnection to Senior Management. You can correct 4 of 5 of these areas of discontent by adopting one simple philosophy: Create processes and environments that align the way you hire, reward, and communicate with employees to a basic…
  • Penny Wise and Culture Foolish

    11 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    Culture is important and should be measured like every other business metric. Don't fall into the trap of being Penny Wise and Culture Foolish.As we grow our business we are always looking for ways to improve it, ways to measure and apply focus, more efficient ways to achieve our goals. Most of these optimizations have historically had little to do with the most expensive asset of our business: our people.We have purchased all manner of platforms, tools, mobile apps to enhance productivity. Tools such as, Hubspot, QuickBooks, Supply Chain Management tools like SAP to get better…
  • Replacing Culture Change with Culture Alignment for a Corporate Win

    9 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In this blog post, we revisit the RoundPegg methodology that alignment of values is key for high performing and successful companies. For the last couple months, we've covered a lot of really great culture topics in our blog series.  We started with the 5 Tenets of Culture, spent some time discussing Millennials and their impact on the workplace, and lastly, have discussed how the world has changed but meanwhile, corporations have not.At this time, we want to get back to our roots.  Have you ever been curious as to the groundwork and methodology behind RoundPegg?
  • 3 Leadership Tips from Libby Sartain

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    Libby Sartain, former CHRO of Southwest Airlines and RoundPegg Board Member, offers 3 leadership tips when dealing with skeptics during an organization culture change.Transcript:1. 3 Leadership Tips from Libby Sartain (RoundPegg Board Member and former CHRO Southwest Airlines)2. • Over 30 years experience in Human Resources • 2001-2008 Chief People Officer, Yahoo! • 1988-2001 VP People, Southwest Airlines • 2011-Present RoundPegg Board Member • Author- HR From the Heart* • Author- Brand From the Inside: Eight Essentials to Emotionally Connect Your Employees to Your Business…
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  • The Multidimensional CV and What Employers Are Really Looking For When Hiring

    Tremaine Du Preez
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    The Case of L’Oréal In February 2015, French cosmetics giant L’Oréal received 33,000 applications for the 70 places available in their Chinese graduate recruitment scheme. At the thought of combing through 33,000 CVs their recruiters decided that it was time to do things differently. “Don’t send us your CV,” they announced, “we won’t read it.” Instead, they directed candidates to 3 online questions to complete. For example, one of those questions read: “If you had one month and a 25,000RMB budget ($4,000; £2,570) to tackle any project your…
  • أسرار الإحتفاظ بوظيفتك الحالية

    Farah Zaghmout
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:39 am
    أشار استبيان بيت.كوم حول “الرضا الوظيفي في الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا“، ابريل 2015، الى أن 43% من المهنيين لا یرون أنفسھم یعملون في الشركة عينها في خلال العامین القادمین، بینما یسعى 61% منھم للانتقال الى شركة أخرى. في الواقع، يعد ذلك مؤشراً سلبياً لكل من أصحاب العمل والباحثين عن عمل، فذلك يعني ارتفاع معدلات تبدّل الموظفين…
  • The Secret to Keeping Your Job (Because Your Job Is Not As Secure As You Think!)

    Farah Zaghmout
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    According to a survey by on Job Satisfaction in the Middle East and North Africa, April 2015, 43% of professionals do not see themselves working for the same employer for the next 2 years, while 61% are actively trying to move to another organization. This is actually an alarming fact for both employers and job seekers. For employers, this means higher turnover rates and for job seekers it could mean less job security. For job seekers who are afraid of losing their job or worried about the rising job insecurity, we have gathered some information to help you know if your job is truly…
  • أربعة أنواع من الأطعمة الصحية واللذيذة لوجبة الإفطار

    Bana Salameh
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:57 am
    اليك 4 أنواع من الأطعمة يجب تناولها في خلال وقت الإفطار: 1. تناول طبق من الشوربة 2. تناول كمية من الخضراوت 3. تناول الطبق الرئيسي 4. تناول الحلويات
  • نصائح للانتقال الى مجال عمل جديد يختلف عن مجالك الحالي

    Lama Ataya
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:47 am
    1. تحديد الأهداف التي ترغب بتحقيقها في الحياة يبحثون عن شغفهم والأمور التي تحفزهم على العمل. حان الوقت لتحديد أهدافك الشخصية واكتشاف الأمور التي تحفزك وتجعلك تشعر بالسعادة، وتحديد الأمور التي تجعلك تشعر بالرضا وتتناسب مع قيمك وأولوياتك، والتي تجد نفسك تقوم بها في المستقبل. فقد أشار استبيان بيت.كوم حول ““، فبراير 2014، الى أن…
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  • What Does Effective Talent Management Really Look Like? [Talent Advisor Portal]

    Jennifer McClure
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Check out my latest post on CareerBuilder’s Talent Advisor Portal blog! “What Does Effective Talent Management Really Look Like?”
  • Employer Brand: How To Re-Market and Re-Engage Candidates [Talent Advisor Portal]

    Jennifer McClure
    27 May 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Check out my latest post on CareerBuilder’s Talent Advisor Portal blog! “Employer Brand: How to Re-Market and Re-Engage Candidates”
  • 20 Of The Best Quotes From Leadercast 2015 #thebraveones

    Jennifer McClure
    11 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Last week, I was honored to be the emcee at the Leadercast: Northern Kentucky host site for Leadercast Live, the largest one-day leadership event in the world, with over 100,000 attendees. Each year, Leadercast brings together an All-Star lineup of business and political leaders, sports figures, social activists and world class communicators at a live event in Atlanta, Georgia, which is simulcast to hundreds of host sites across the world. The theme for the 2015 Leadercast event was “The Brave Ones” and speakers included: Andy Stanley – Leadership Author and Communicator…
  • How to Make Your Boss Your BFF [Money Magazine article]

    Jennifer McClure
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    I’m honored to have been quoted in an article featured in the May 2015 print issue of Money Magazine. The article title is “How to Make Your Boss Your BFF” and was written by Daniel Bortz / @DanielBortz.
  • Why Does Personal Branding Matter? [Jennifer McClure Interview – CVid]

    Jennifer McClure
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Recently, I was interviewed by the team at CVid – a cloud based pre-interview platform – about how personal branding affects both employers and job seekers. Check out the full interview at “Why Personal Branding Matters: An Interview with Jennifer McClure”.
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  • Tech Candidate Sentiment Survey

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    As the federal workforce nears retirement age, it is crucial for the government to hire members of the millennial generation, particularly in the mission-critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math where there is stiff competition with the private sector. These results are a must-read for government officials who want to stay up-to-date with developing trends in recruiting.Request Free!
  • How IT and HR Departments From Facebook Use Custom Apps

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Hear how Facebook uses the Salesforce1 Platform to build critical HR apps for their employees. You'll also get the inside track from our own Salesforce HR team as they share how IT has helped them grow and support our talent pool with mobile apps built on the Salesforce1 Platform.Request Free!
  • 2015 Dice Tech Salary Survey

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Get the new 2015 Dice Tech Salary Survey Report. Salaries and bonuses are on the rise for tech professionals, but compensation satisfaction is slipping. Download the report and find salary data by metro, state, title and tech skill.Request Free!
  • Business at the Speed of...Paper?

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Human Resources (HR), as the steward of first impressions for job candidates and ongoing satisfaction for existing employees, has a unique opportunity to position your company as one that “gets it.” And that starts with using technologies that align with how people prefer to live – and work – in this digital world.A Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform helps HR organizations make key functions like hiring, onboarding, and benefits enrollment paper-free, so you can save time, reduce errors, increase compliance, and improve the experience for candidates and employees alike. The…
  • The Case for Electronic Signatures for Human Resources & Staffing

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    To equip your company with the best candidates and the best tools for survival, you must begin to differentiate yourself from the competition. Prove to your candidates that you are efficient, establish yourself as green-friendly, and prove that there is a finite and simple process and solution within your company. When Human Resources spends their valuable time guarding your most pivotal resource instead of getting lost in the maze of approvals, signatures and paperwork, your company wins.Request Free!
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    Employment Intelligence

  • Employment Law Differences Between the US and England Affecting Global Businesses

    Melissa Silver
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    While the US and England enjoy a close relationship, there are significant variations in their employment laws when it comes to family leave rights, drug testing and many other issues. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Nicole Truso and Emma Vennesson… continue
  • SHRM 2015: How Does HR Thrive?

    Alicia Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
    It was record-breaking attendance at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 16,000 registered attendees (myself included) braved the hot desert sun – and seemingly endless references to “a dry heat”-  to… continue
  • Ramadan in the Workplace: Keys to Understanding and Accommodation

    Beth Zoller
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    This year Ramadan, the month-long religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, began on June 18 and ends on July 17. Because federal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination and harassment based on a job applicant’s or employee’s religious beliefs and… continue
  • Nine Ways Employers Can Avoid Taking the Heat This Summer

    Beth Zoller
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Summer often means more casual dress, office parties, a new crop of interns and vacation time. However, it is critical for an employer to have the proper workplace policies and procedures in place to effectively handle summer issues and avoid… continue
  • Attract New Talent While Sidestepping Legal Landmines

    David Weisenfeld
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Hiring away a competitor’s valued employee can be quite a coup, but also can bring a host of headaches for unwary employers. This is especially true if the new hire signed any sort of restrictive covenant agreement with his or… continue
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  • How many candidates does it take to get a hire? One, two, a thrrree?

    Michael Glenn
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I don’t give a hoot, yeah I said hoot, about how many candidates it takes to get a hire. You know why? Because after being in this industry for 15+ nearly years you learn something about what it really takes. I’m going to break this down for you dear readers. We’ve all been doing it […]
  • The Worst Interview Questions: “Tell Me About Yourself?”

    Michael Glenn
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Never ever ask a candidate “Tell me about yourself”. It’s offensive, and it’s a fat-lazy-meaningless question. I read an article over on written by an HR Executive. Let me start by saying this is a question that has been dead to me since the 90’s. The worn out interview question, “Tell me about yourself” […]
  • Employee or Contractor – The Uber Impact Countdown

    Michael Glenn
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    Chances are you have a smart phone. And possibly have some Apps. One of them just might be Uber. If you have taken a cab you know exactly how expensive they are, but Uber is a great alternative to those that don’t want to pay $50 bucks for 2 mile cab ride. Uber is an […]
  • Do Linkedin Profile Views Matter Anymore?

    Michael Glenn
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
    A lot of recruiters hate Linkedin. Why? I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because they resent how constantly changes. Some recruiters harken back to the early days when the site was mostly free. But almost every recruiter uses Linkedin because it’s a needed tool. Yeah. needed. And anyone with 0+ years of work experience NEEDS […]
  • Full Life Cycle Recruiter

    Michael Glenn
    2 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Looking for a full life cycle recruiter with IT background. Recruiter will be responsible for sourcing on Linkedin and other open web sources. Identifying and qualifying available candidates.
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    The Workforce Institute

  • How Are Your Employees Rating You?

    Joyce Maroney
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Today’s post is courtesy of my Kronos colleague, Leo Daley.  This post was orginally published on Working Smarter Cafe.  The experience your employees have when they come to work each day has a huge impact on the experience your customers will have.  What investments are you making in your employees to make them social fans? I’ve […] The post How Are Your Employees Rating You? appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Find the Leader: How Companies Can Close the Imminent Leadership Gap

    Joyce Maroney
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:17 am
    Today’s guest post is from our board member, Dan Schawbel.  Dan is the Founder of, a research and insights membership service for forward-thinking HR professionals, and the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0.  Below, Dan explores a trend on the minds of lots of HR pros: How are companies going […] The post Find the Leader: How Companies Can Close the Imminent Leadership Gap appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Analytics – State of the Market

    Joyce Maroney
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    In this year’s annual list of top Workplace Trends, the Workforce Institute board predicted that analytics would turn a corner in 2015, with an increasing number of organizations expected to begin using analytics for evidence-based decision making in their workforce management practices.  Now that we’re halfway through 2015, we’ve invited two data experts on the […] The post Analytics – State of the Market appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Happy Marriage of Employee Engagement & Customer Experience

    Joyce Maroney
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Last week, I had the pleasure of addressing a crowd of my fellow customer experience professionals at the annual Satmetrix user conference.  At Kronos, we invest a lot of effort into listening to our customers, following up with them when they let us know they need something more from us, and incorporating their feedback into […] The post Happy Marriage of Employee Engagement & Customer Experience appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Corporate Culture is Out, Corporate Community is In

    Joyce Maroney
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Today’s post is courtesy of our board member, Sharlyn Lauby – also known as the HR Bartender. Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Great Place to Work conference in Dallas. One of the core themes from the event centered on creating and sustaining corporate culture. Several CEOs talked about this being their […] The post Corporate Culture is Out, Corporate Community is In appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
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    Omega HR Solutions

  • Future Friday: Is the future of management in gamification?

    Michael Haberman
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Leadership wisdom At the #SHRM15 national conference speaker, writer, entrepreneur Marcus Buckingham talked about his research and writing on leadership. He was releasing a new book Standout 2.0 in which he talks about assessing your strengths as a leader in order to be better in your job and in your life. During his presentation he was talking about his son and his playing FIFA soccer on his Xbox. I had a minor “wow” moment there. Game boards to lead? Buckingham made many great statements, that included: The best team leaders ask “What are your priorities this week + how can I…
  • Report from #SHRM15: The USDOL Causes a Buzz

    Michael Haberman
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    The morning of the last day of the #SHRM15 conference started with Dr. Oz. I was prepared not to be all that interested in what he had to say, but he was actually pretty interesting. Here are some of his pearls of wisdom from my Tweets: HR is the cutting edge of healthcare because we communicate wellness to our employees. Not a typical view of HR. Dr. Oz asks us to message three people who like you and ask why they like you. With Dr. Oz the answer he got was his passion. The biggest reason people don’t change is the fear of failing in change. Losing love. Emotional health hurts…
  • Report from #SHRM15 Part 2

    Michael Haberman
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Steve Browne’s self-proclamation. The day started with a HUGE dose of Steve Browne. If you are not familiar with Steve he is an HR executive in Ohio. He is an advocate of culture, not just good culture, but great culture. Some of my tweets from that session include: HR should not do things they should “do” people! Culture that rocks does not include button down Oxford shirts that are pale yellow. Culture is the number 1 reason people stay at or leave your company. HR is the only profession that beats itself up. We have to stop that. We do projects, we don’t do people.
  • Report from #SHRM15

    Michael Haberman
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The keynote address to kick of the Monday at SHRM15 in Vegas was Marcus Buckingham. What a great presentation. I will be posting more about his work later. I plan on reading his book. Buckingham talks about employee engagement, but in a different manner than the normal discussion. A few tweetable moments I captured include: SHRM15 So goes the leader so goes the organization. Per mwbuckingham SHRM15 We don’t build tools for team leaders, we build for the organization. WRONG emphasis! per mwbuckingham SHRM15 We can not remove subjectivity in rating. But turns out we want it. We want…
  • #SHRM15 is about connecting

    Michael Haberman
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Steve Browne teaching the group about the importance of connecting. Steven Browne is one of the most outgoing HR people you will meet. He is that way with a purpose. He made a presentation on the Smart Stage at the SHRM Conference in Las Vegas. According to Steve he is “geeked” to be at SHRM15 and he wanted to convey the value of interacting with others. He is adamant that HR professionals should not attend a conference without introducing themselves to others. He told us the wisdom of the collective group will be greater than any individual effort. So make sure anytime you attend…
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    Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

  • The Status of Critical Thinking in the Workplace

    Breanne Harris
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    If you read enough blog posts or journal articles in the talent management industry, you may have the overwhelming feeling that the sky is falling. Post after post details the impending leadership crisis, the unruliness and lack of loyalty among Millenials, and that’s before we even cross into issues like declining employee engagement and digital disruptions. And yet, in many ways, the sky is actually falling. // Study after study has confirmed that the skills gap is real, and the sky is falling for both the current leadership pipeline within organizations…
  • May 26th Webcast: Beyond Critical Thinking- Making Smart Decisions in a VUCA World

    Breanne Harris
    22 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Register now for our next webcast: Beyond Critical Thinking- Making Smart Decisions in a VUCA World The latest business surveys  show that critical thinking now ranks as the most desired leadership attribute for businesses (see the EDA Trends in Executive Development Report). While critical thinking works well for complicated environments where answers can be found by concertedly applying good processes, additional skills are needed to survive under volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) conditions. For VUCA environments, where causes and effects are unclear and creative…
  • Selling the Critical Thinking Way

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    A successful sales representative is someone who leverages critical thinking in every aspect of the sales cycle in order to win business.  Here are some tips on how to leverage components of the RED model of critical thinking to help you to improve your critical thinking skills and improve your sales.   Qualify the leads: The first step in effective sales is to identify the prospective clients that you want to pursue. Identify your assumptions about the leads that you call (and those you don’t call). Have you ever decided to not call a prospect because you heard that they were struggling…
  • Cutting off the Ends of the Ham

    Breanne Harris
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    A young girl was watching her mother bake a ham for a family gathering and noticed her mom cutting off the ends before placing it in the oven. “Mom, why do you cut the ends off before baking the ham?” she asked. “Hmmm…I think it helps soak up the juices while it’s baking.  I’m actually not sure, though. That’s just the way your grandma always did it, so I’ve just always cut them off. Why don’t you call grandma and ask her?” So, the little girl phoned her grandma and asked “Grandma, mom is making a ham and cut off the ends…
  • The Critical Thinking Buddy System

    Breanne Harris
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Do you remember the Buddy System in grade school?  When you went  on field trips, you were likely assigned someone to be your “buddy” for the duration of the trip.  You were accountable to one another to ensure you both arrived safely to your destination.  The buddy system is also frequently used in combat scenarios and risky adventures for hikers or climbers.  The two buddies act as one in order to protect and complement one another for a successful outcome.  One key benefit of having a buddy in these kinds of scenarios is you have two people with unique perspectives…
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    BlogNotions - HR

  • ‘Somewhere, Out There’ Someone Is Holding a Job Interview

    Steve Bruce
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes job interviews happen in the most unlikely locations! A survey by OfficeTeam recently asked managers to recount the most unusual places they have heard of a job interview taking place. Some of the most unusual indoor interviews were:   In the bathroom   In an elevator   At the gym   In the front lobby   In a shopping center parking lot   In the office kitchen   At the library   On a park bench in front of the office building Some interviewers opted for a food or drink pairing:   At a fast-food restaurant   Inside the airport coffee…
  • Mail vs. Male vs. Female—Who Wins the Snail Mail Race?

    Steve Bruce
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you thought so-called snail mail, with its envelopes and postage, was a relic of the past, a new study shows it’s still slowing down office workers with its tedious, time-consuming chores. However, a new survey shows that one gender is a bit better at getting it out than the other. In fact, a national survey conducted for first-class real-mail service of 1,000 front-office administrative staffers who regularly prepare and send mail reveals that one batch of mail, such as monthly invoices, takes 2 hours, on average, to prepare for mailing. And respondents cited these…
  • Credentials? Sure, I Have Three Degrees (Wink, Wink)

    Steve Bruce
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Recruiters beware! Expert Jason Morris explains that it can be difficult to tell a genuine degree from one straight out of a diploma mill. Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ in Cleveland, Ohio, started his discussion of background checking with a review of his degrees. His résumé lists three, a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State, a Master of Business Administration in Economics from Gordon University, and a Doctor of Arts in Criminology, also from Gordon. He displays his diplomas: My Second Degree—$295.00 Buy one, get one free! Read the latest HR Daily Advisor…
  • ‘Working Mother Affect’ Helps Daughters Earn More—But What About Sons?

    Steve Bruce
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Having a working mother is not detrimental, as had been thought, but it actually gives daughters the potential for increased income and managerial jobs, says a new study by Harvard. But what about the sons? The results came from a comprehensive survey on “the working mother affect” of 50,000 adults aged 18 to 60 in 25 nations worldwide in 2002 and 2012 by the Harvard Business School Gender Initiative, according to a press release. In the United States, says the study, adult daughters of working mothers earned 23 percent more than those whose mothers had not worked during their…
  • The Dark Side of Moonlighting

    Steve Bruce
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Bridget Miller shared some of the upsides for employers that allow employees to moonlight; today, Miller reveals the flip side of the coin—as well as some tips for navigating tricky policy waters. The Cons of Allowing Your Employees to Moonlight As with any policy decision, there are cons to consider as well. Here are some of the potential downsides (or employer fears) related to moonlighting: Many employers are wary that employees may try to work for a competitor and/or divulge information that should be kept confidential, such as internal…
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    The Employment Opportunities List

  • Gone Fishin’

    Bonni Titgemeyer
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you happened to have sent me an e-mail in the past week, chances are that you received my out-of-office message with the heading “Gone Fishin'”.  I use that expression to ensure my message is actually read. Truth be told, I don’t actually fish when I go on vacation.  Sometimes I watch other people fish.  Sometimes I watch fish jump out of the water, reaching for that elusive bug. Sometimes I watch people tubing or skiing. Sometimes I sit in the boat and write inspired blog posts. The point is, we all need a little down time.  We in HR especially.  Every July, I use…
  • Untapped Talent Pool: HR’s Social Media Blind Spot

    Guest Contributor
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Canadian companies are well attuned to changing technology and are social media savvy when it comes to talking to their consumers and clients, but there is a significant gap between how companies are using social media, and how they can reach potential candidates. More than 90% of Canadian candidates are on social media, but just half of employers are using these networks to promote jobs – and often they’re not reaching the right audience. If you want to build a sustainable, strategic approach to hiring you need to understand how to reach top candidates where they’re already spending…
  • Recruiting and Sourcing

    Guest Contributor
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    How many times as a recruiter, are you faced with the challenge of not having the right candidate? In this changing economical and technologically advanced time you can’t solely count on your posting as a means to attract the right candidate. You are responsible for your own success as a recruiter and Human Resources professional. Rather than sit back and wait for something to happen you have to be proactive and not reactive especially when it comes to recruiting. Some key areas to capitalize on when recruiting for a role that seems to be lacking applicant flow are: Utilizing the Power of…
  • Recognition is Not Fluffy Stuff: Why Acknowledging Your People is Good for Business

    Sarah McVanel
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    When Canadian survey company Metrics@Work analyzes their database of almost a quarter million staff engagement surveys from hundreds of companies, the results on recognition are disheartening. Of all the organizations that chose to ask their employees about recognition – and how discouraging it is that not all do – employee recognition is the lowest of the 25 most commonly associated factors of engagement. When talent is today’s greatest source of competitive advantage, and that asset walks out the door every night, no business can afford to suffer such poor “market share” in…
  • Retaining A-Players

    Bonni Titgemeyer
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Culture seems to be the big buzz word in today’s world and it’s a very important one! Everyone wants to create a winning culture to attract great team members and attain winning results. Great culture + great employees = great/optimal results! Now when you’re trying to create an all-star team you want the best of the best! As your recruit/scout, you will notice that A-players want to work/play with A-players and want the right culture to do it in. It’s vital you have the right culture to not only attract them but to retain them. As HR professionals we invest a lot of time and effort…
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    HR Ringleader

  • The Importance of HR Data Security: HR Happy Hour #216

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    HR Happy Hour 216 – Keeping HR Data Secure Recorded Friday June 19, 2015 Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese Guest : Roland Cloutier, VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP Listen to the show HERE This week on the show, Steve Boese and I were joined by ADP’s Chief Security Officer, Roland Cloutier, for a fascinating discussion on organizational and employee data security.Roland discussed the primary issues and concerns that HR and business leaders have with data security, the best ways for HR leaders to engage with their solution providers and their internal teams when navigating…
  • The Future of Performance Reviews

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    A question that I’ve wrestled with as a HR practitioner over the years, and one I am often asked about now, is what is the value of performance reviews.  It’s been something that employees and managers dread in most organizations I’ve worked with.  For many, the review never even happens and the employee is blindsided if things go south.  For other employees, they get the review once a year and it’s a time of having the boss go over every single thing you did wrong, even though the boss never mentioned those things to you throughout the year.  Either way,…
  • Make Your Dreams Come True: Just DO IT!

    2 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    I saw the hysterical faux TED talk by Shia Labeouf and cracked up.  It is a minute long rant where he passionately and aggressively compels you, the viewer, to JUST DO IT.  If you haven’t watched it, go DO IT now.  It’s a fun minute of your life. Look, I don’t know what motivated him to create this piece of brilliance, but I’m glad he did.  While funny at first, the message to me came through a little delayed.  It’s not to just do it, at least not exclusively.  It’s to make your dreams come true.  Don’t rely on your family, your friends or…
  • Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

    8 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    A friend recently shared a funny video about conference calls and what they would look like if they were in person.  It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time.  It got me thinking about meetings… specificaly conference calls, since I work from home.  I pulled up my calendar and just looking at 2015, it appears I spend anywhere between 10- 50% of my week sitting in some type of meeting. Like many jobs, the meeting has turned into the commonly accepted way of disemminating information as well as a way to bring people together.  The issue is…
  • 2015 Guide to Conquering SHRM Annual- Las Vegas

    1 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    We’re just a few weeks away from the biggest collection of HR professionals in the world….. the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition.  It’s one of those events where you’ll find HR pros in all phases of their careers, from all parts of the world, who work for every type of company under the sun.  Where better to put this collection of diversity but in Las Vegas! Personally, I hate when events are in Vegas. Somehow the sights like people dragging their oxygen tanks around with them from one slot machine to another at 4 am, people on the street trying to flip nudie…
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    The HR Cafe Daily Post

  • Overtime stakes are raised — know the implications for training

    Dave Clemens
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    If President Obama has his way, many more formerly exempt employees will be eligible for overtime pay starting next year. And if you’re responsible for employee training, the new reality will have an impact on you. Under new rules the president announced this week, the pay ceiling above which you don’t have to pay white collar workers overtime will more than double, from $23,660/year to $50,440. That sounds like a big jump, and it is, but the White House points out that because the ceiling hadn’t been raised since 1975, all the adjustment is doing is bringing the figure into…
  • Going beyond ‘What did you learn in training today?’

    Dave Clemens
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    When you send employees for training, how can you determine afterward whether it was worth it? A lot of employee learning specialists simply ask the trainees themselves. How did you like the material and the trainer, what did you learn, etc. Certainly that’s the easiest way to go about it. Hand out a survey, have people fill it out, and cast an eye over the results. Or, in a smaller workplace or department, just ask around informally. But once you’ve done these kinds of things, do you actually know whether the training is likely to improve the performance of the trainees and your…
  • Employee loyalty is down. So what?

    Dave Clemens
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    I was looking at a recent survey about employee loyalty — showing that it’s way down compared with five years ago — and my first thought was, “Wow. That’s not good.” But my second thought was, “On second thought, does it really matter?” Let me explain. It used to be that employee loyalty did matter, back when there was such a thing as employer loyalty. When employers could and did promise employees long-term security and ample benefits, they had a right to expect that employees not only would work hard and smart, but also would stick around and…
  • For best job interview results, don’t overload the interviewer

    Dave Clemens
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Obviously, you want to treat all job applicants fairly. That’s the best way to find the people who will help your organization grow and prosper, burnish your reputation in the marketplace, and also keep the legal wolf away from your door (applicants who feel unfairly treated tend to sue). But are you aware that no matter how well-trained your interviewing managers, and no matter how sophisticated your interview questions, you can put these interviewers in situations where, despite their best efforts, they AREN’T fair to some applicants? That’s exactly what you may be doing…
  • SCOTUS ruling on religious garb puts employers in a double bind

    Dave Clemens
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    If the U.S. Supreme Court consisted of nine HR professionals, it would no doubt NOT have issued the ruling it just did about religious garb in the workplace. But the justices are lawyers and jurists, and in the case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, they did what they did — which was to create a new set of headaches for HR and hiring managers. What the court specifically did last week was revive a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a young Muslim woman who was denied a job as an Abercrombie & Fitch store salesperson because of the headscarf that she wears for…
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    SmashFly Blog

  • Email Best Practices for Recruiting Organizations

    Elyse Schmidt
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    ATTN: Talent Acquisition teams. If there is a key area to borrow from the marketing side of the house, it’s in email marketing best practices. Pardot, one of the leading marketing automation platforms, reported these powerful statistics about email in 2015: For 70% of Internet users, email is the primary form of communication with businesses.... Continue Reading → The post Email Best Practices for Recruiting Organizations appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • 10 (One-Sentence) Examples of Exceptional Candidate Experience

    Elyse Schmidt
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    What separates an average candidate experience from an exceptional one? Gerry Crispin of The Talent Board, creator of the Candidate Experience Awards, outlined a few key characteristics in a recent webinar we hosted: Seek Feedback & Actually Listen Set Expectations & Stick to Them Allow Everyone a Chance at Bat Be Accountable They seem straightforward―so why... Continue Reading → The post 10 (One-Sentence) Examples of Exceptional Candidate Experience appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.22 to 6.26

    Elyse Schmidt
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Whew! Busy week for us at SmashFly, with an awesome rooftop clambake party with fellow HCI 2015 sponsor Randstad Sourceright; a great presence at HCI 2015; and a webinar showcasing our newest platform version SmashFly 15. Time to decompress and take a look at our favorite recruitment marketing content from the week. Content of the... Continue Reading → The post Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.22 to 6.26 appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • Stellar Sessions, Selfies & Social at #HCIEvents

    Elyse Schmidt
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    HCI 2015 was a blast. Education, entertainment, insights and fun all in one. Check out the highlights in this Storify. [View the story “Stellar Sessions, Selfies & Social at #HCIEvents” on Storify] The post Stellar Sessions, Selfies & Social at #HCIEvents appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • 3 Reasons Why You Need the Recruiter’s Guide to Content Marketing

    Elyse Schmidt
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Disclaimer: I love this new guide because I am a content strategist AND I spend much of my time understanding and writing for the recruiting and talent acquisition audiences. So recruiters: This eBook? It will be your go-to. The Recruiter’s Guide to Content Marketing is our second eBook produced with Matt Charney from RecruitingBlogs (you... Continue Reading → The post 3 Reasons Why You Need the Recruiter’s Guide to Content Marketing appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
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    Corn on the Job

  • Entry-level options for a career in sport

    Rich DeMatteo
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    If you’re a person who lives, breathes and sleeps a sport such as basketball, football or baseball, then you may be considering a career in sports. However, as everyone knows, to actually play any of these sports as a pro you have to have amazing ability, and the luck to be in the right place at the right time. Many amateur sportsmen and women are realistic about the fact that they’re unlikely to end up playing for the Lakers, the New York Yankees, or the Dallas Cowboys. Even getting a college scholarship is difficult. The odds are probably greater for the Minnesota Timberwolves to become…
  • How To Get The Career Of Your Dreams In A Competitive Market

    Rich DeMatteo
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Many employers out there are looking for qualified individuals. The problem is that they aren’t finding the ones with the qualifications they want and need. This is making for a very competitive job market. However, just because there is a lot of competition doesn’t mean you can’t find work. It just means that you need to make yourself stand out if you want to find the career of your dreams, and actually get hired for it. How To Make Your Degree Stand Out To Potential Employers You want a degree that stands out to employers. It depends on what branch of work you want to go…
  • By the Numbers: Pushing Back Against Workplace Age Discrimination

    Rich DeMatteo
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Age discrimination is alive and well, unfortunately. Here’s how to fight it. O-Level Discrimination O-level discrimination is not supposed to happen, but it does. Sometimes, prospective employees call in the big guns, like Claims Direct, to settle workplace disputes, discrimination, or injury cases that shouldn’t result in termination, but do. However, there are ways you can fight back against ageism, and most of these ways involve making yourself an irreplaceable asset to the company. Include Modern Technological Experience On Your CV/Resume Your experience and technical knowledge might…
  • Looking for Your Dream Job? Here’s 3 Steps on How to Get There

    Rich DeMatteo
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your dream job is just around the corner. Theoretically. But why is it so hard for you to get there? You know what you want to do, you’ve known for so long, but somehow you’re being held back. Do you find there are obstacles, challenges, people and circumstances that are standing in your way? Well, as the story goes for most people, your dream job won’t land at your feet just like that! However, by following these three steps, you may just be that much closer to getting there. 1. Secure the Right Qualifications Most of us have been fed the notion that to get our dream job, we must get a…
  • The Best Hands-On Jobs For Active People

    Rich DeMatteo
    21 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    If the idea of spending your working life in an office makes you feel a little sad, then you’re going to love the job suggestions on this page. We’ve looked at all manner of different industries in the hope of identifying the perfect roles for people who like to stay active. There are many benefits to finding a position that allows you to move around and spent time outdoors. Most of them relate to job satisfaction and health improvements. However, you should only look for a job of that nature if you are 100% dedicated to working hard. There are lots of different ways you could go about…
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  • Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

    Gauri Reyes
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “what’s in it for me” attitude. As long as, I’d argue, that attitude doesn’t end there—in pure selfishness. When it comes to looking for training for your own personal development, you’ll get more out of the knowledge and self-empowerment you gain through training if you align your personal development goals with the goals of your team and your organization. So invest in your education, and thereby increase your personal ROI. And, if you lead or manage others, invest in their education, and help to increase their personal ROI, too. While…
  • They Say, “Be Agile”. What Does that Really Mean?

    Gauri Reyes
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    It’s more-than-popular to talk about “Agility” in business lately. But what does “being Agile” really mean? And, if you’re not a software developer, what does it mean to “borrow concepts from Agile software development”? Let’s Get Technical: Definitions & Clarifications It’s important to note that Agile software development includes a group of software development methods which have a core set of principles in common (including Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), feature-driven development, among others). There is no one specific way to be Agile. However, here are the two…
  • 5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning

    15 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    We are very excited to have a special guest author from across the pond on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of Jordan Bradley, eLearning professional from the UK’s High Speed Training Limited!  Visit them for amazing online training courses on a variety of subjects. 5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning Charities are a unique type of organisation. If you work for a charity, then you know that your unique organisation deserves a bespoke solution for training your diverse network of volunteers. In this post, I’ll explain why – from my experience of…
  • Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning

    Gauri Reyes
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    Going to class and taking notes go hand in hand. And often, particularly when taking notes by hand, note-taking and doodling go hand in hand. It turns out that there’s value in those doodles. So much value, in fact, that now this type of doodling has a name: “sketchnotes”. “Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes and lines.” – Mike Rohde, The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note-Taking (2013) Rohde’s book mainly discusses the why, how and what of…
  • Live Training Management and Tracking is Here!

    Laura Rhoads
    1 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    Mindflash has just released the ability to track and manage live, in-person and virtual training courses for blended learning. This feature is available on the Pro tier. The Live Training feature allows trainers to keep track of attendance and scores from any live training in one central location. We are excited about this feature as it allows Mindflash customers to further reduce the administrative tasks related to live training. Background: After speaking to numerous customers and prospects it was clear that blended learning (online and live courses) was a popular model that worked well for…
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    People Behind Websites

  • How Social Media Has Helped in Online Marketing

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    Social media has graduated from being a wild child of the marketing department. It has become part of the online marketing strategy that many businesses invest in in a bid to boost their popularity and customer base. Big companies have used social media marketing to increase their brand, sales and the community around their products. No matter the size of your company, social media can help in starting a conversation with the target market and elevating your brand. How do businesses benefit from social media? Increasing website traffic: Whenever your website experiences low traffic, there…
  • Three Tips to Simplify Your Web Design

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    This goes without saying….simplicity rules! It will make your site look modern and sleek, reduce the confusion in navigation and help you achieve your desired results. Most often than not however, this basic element of web design seems so elusive and no matter how much you try, you just cannot make your site work like that of Apple or Microsoft. Now many have told you to go online to do some research on the same so here you are. So without further ado the following are some points to simplify your web design. Focus on the essential elements But you knew that already right? Regardless,…
  • The Power of Social Media Marketing

    14 Jun 2015 | 2:37 pm
    It struck me like a bolt when I realized the potential that SMM holds. It was an eye-opener to me. I was oblivious to the reach and power of the SMM. It raised a lot of questions in my mind. What Social Media Marketing(SMM) is? SMM is a process of gaining traffic through social sites. It is used by almost 80% of the businesses for their marketing. It is based on the word of mouth (electronically). It works through the content created, which is shared across social networks. When the message spreads across about the product or service marketing takes place about the product or service. It…
  • Why Search Engine Optimization is Good For Business

    20 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Ever thought of marketing online? Are you aiming to attract more visitors to your website? If yes then you must have heard of search engine optimization. Technological growth is rapid. Millions of people are now able to access internet information through phones, PC and tablets. Online marketing can be cheap and the fastest way to reach customers, but what we must not forget is that almost every business man is aware of its benefits. It is a competition and the only way to ensure your website achieve the best ranking is to understand search engine optimization strategies. What Is SEO? It is…
  • Starting a Web Design Business

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Hey guys! For the first post I wanted to show this video I found by This Week in Startups on how to start a web design business.  It’s pretty long but a must see if you want to start a web design company.  Enjoy!
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    TalentSpace Blog | Halogen Software

  • HR's Key Role When Implementing Talent Management Software

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and you never get a second opportunity to implement talent management software. You either do it right or you suffer the consequences for the remainder of your tenure as a human resources leader. Here are some things HR can do to ensure your organization is successful when implementing talent management software.
  • Why Learning is the New Career Development

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    Given that organizational structures continue to flatten, boomers continue to work, and new entrants to the workforce continue to redefine what employee satisfaction looks like, it might be time to replace our current focus on career development with a more relevant focus on ongoing learning.
  • How to Lead the Way and Address the Talent Shortage Epidemic

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    If your organization is finding it difficult to maintain and attract sufficient talent, you're not alone. The talent shortage is of epidemic proportions, impeding the effectiveness of companies worldwide. But if you start by thinking of yourself as the CEO of your piece of the organization, you can adopt these 5 strategies to address the talent shortage…
  • Tips for HR: Making Ongoing Performance Management a Reality

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    You know the expression, “All good things must come to an end”? Seems it’s not so true in some cases. Take performance management for example. It’s good and, when done right, it should never come to an end. To yield results for your business, performance management must be a year-round process with no end. Read some ways you can keep the process ongoing in your organization.
  • How Employees Can Prepare for Performance Conversations

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    While it's true your manager plays a key role in getting (and keeping) the lines of communication open when it comes to performance conversations, let's not forget another important player in the whole process - you. As an employee, you have the power to drive valuable, more meaningful performance conversations with your manager throughout the year. Read on for tips on how to do this.
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    Lance Haun

  • Why I Travel for Work #WorkHuman

    Lance Haun
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    I travel for work. Not as much as some people but a lot more than most people. I’ll spend a month or two on the road per year. I don’t have to travel as much as I do. I choose to travel most of the time. I don’t have to do work that requires me to travel. I could choose to do work that I spend nearly 100 percent of my time at home. I don’t have to speak. I don’t have to go to conferences. Most of the time, I don’t have to go meet clients in person. So as I travel to Orlando this week to attend Globoforce’s WorkHuman, a neat conceptual HR conference…
  • Work/Life Balance and Lessons from Managing Two Careers

    Lance Haun
    18 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    My wife and I both work. We’re not alone, obviously. But since we had a baby last year, we’ve thought a lot more about our careers. There seems to be a growing group of people who look a lot like us: two people who want to not just continue working because they need to, but two people who would like to keep moving up in their careers. After baby arrives, some couples choose to have one spouse stay at home. We’ve had a few friends who have done that and it’s seemed to work out well for them. We know others who spent some time away from work but ultimately returned. For…
  • #HootHROS and Why Best Practices are Broken in HR

    Lance Haun
    13 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    When I started in corporate HR, I was pretty lost. I leaned heavily on my manager, a network of local practitioners I established quickly, a scattered, online group of talent professionals, and every resource I could find to read. It was haphazard and the phrase, “fake it till you make it,” rang through my ears loud and clear on my walk or ride home from work. It was a different time. One that we shouldn’t have to repeat again. Yet, time and time again, HR practitioners are starting the same things over again. They search forums and blog posts for things like: How can we…
  • The Disease of “Nobody Believes in Us”

    Lance Haun
    4 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Tell me if you’ve heard this before: They said we couldn’t do it Nobody thought we would win It’s us against the world Or a hundred different variations of the same theme. Nobody believed in us. We had to do it on our own to prove the doubters wrong. We were successful when everyone else thought we wouldn’t last. Let’s acknowledge one thing: It’s usually trope. It’s a figure of speech. Most of the time, it might be a couple of people against you and seven billion people who didn’t even know you exist. There is no “they” or if there…
  • My Personal Technology Stack

    Lance Haun
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’ve used a variety of personal technologies over the past few years. Everything from Apple, Windows, and Chromebooks for laptops, to Android and iOS for my phone and tablet. Usually, I’ve had multiples of all of these things at once but for the past year or so, I’ve been pretty consistent with what I’ve used to the point that I’ve sold all of my other devices.  Since I will often get questions about what I’m using, here’s what’s currently in my bag as I’m traveling to LRP’s Benefits conference: 13″ MacBook Pro with…
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    Payroll Tips, Training, and News

  • Do I Have to Pay Self-Employment Tax?

    Mike Kappel
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Self-employment is part of the American dream for many. To do what you love and get paid for it can be incredibly rewarding if handled properly. However, one of the factors that needs to be considered is self-employment tax — which is a necessary evil when you are doing what you love! Benjamin Franklin, whose face graces the U.S. hundred-dollar bill, once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While taxes may be a certain part of doing business and working, you may not be so certain about how to properly account for those taxes if you are…
  • What is Social Security Tax?

    Michele Bossart
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Social security, officially called the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI), is a system designed to help support those who are no longer able to work due to old age. It also supports widows/widowers and those who are disabled. To fund social security payments, every employee, employer, and self-employed person in the U.S. is required to pay social security tax. This tax is automatically withheld from every paycheck issued by an employer. It’s the employer’s job to make certain that the tax is remitted to the appropriate agency at the correct time. By law, social security…
  • Understanding Exempt vs Nonexempt Employees

    Michele Bossart
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    As an employer, you will need to know the difference between exempt vs nonexempt employees. Employers need to categorize employees into appropriate groups based on their job duties and responsibilities. This will mainly affect payroll processing, as designating workers into these groups will have an impact on how you pay them and track the hours they work. Categorizing Your Employees as Exempt or Nonexempt The two categories you will place your employees in are either exempt or nonexempt. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the guidelines for determining how to classify these individuals…
  • Making Corrections on Form I-9

    Mike Kappel
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What happens when you discover an error on a Form I-9?  It depends on the error.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) groups errors into two basic categories:  technical and substantive violations.  It is very important to know how to make corrections the right way. If during an ICE audit it is discovered that I-9’s were not corrected properly, civil money penalties and even individual charges of perjury and evidence tampering may result. Common Errors on Form I-9 The USCIS has identified the most common errors when filling out a Form I-9: Documents are recorded in the…
  • How to Run Payroll: The Basics

    Michele Bossart
    13 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    As a business owner, you are required to run payroll in regular intervals to compensate your employees for their time worked. How often you run payroll is predetermined by your employees’ pay dates, which normally are weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly. You will want to run payroll a few days prior to the designated pay date in order to allow for processing time. [RELATED ARTICLE: How Often Should I Pay My Employees? ] Step One: Getting Ready to Run Payroll Employer: Before you can start running payroll, you will want to register your business with both federal and state…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Millennials: How to Help Them Tackle their Personal Financial Crisis

    Sean Little
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 2013, New York Life released the results of a survey that included respondents from three generations. Although the survey covered a number of different areas, the responses regarding financial satisfaction were particularly revealing. Approximately 68 percent of the baby boomers expressed satisfaction with their economic situation. Among their children — the generation Xers — 51 percent […] The post Millennials: How to Help Them Tackle their Personal Financial Crisis appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Candidates Aren’t Cattle. Why Email Isn’t Effective in Recruiting and Hiring

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    As the years go by, I find that email becomes less and less of a useful tool for me, and I’m not alone. While it’s true that we all still use email at work, we’ve also moved many of those conversations that once took place in email to other platforms. From texting to Gchat to […] The post Candidates Aren’t Cattle. Why Email Isn’t Effective in Recruiting and Hiring appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 5 Ways to Get Job Seekers to Quit Stalking Jobs through Recruiters

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    As a recruiter job applicants who won’t give up can become a problem. While determination and a willingness to keep trying are both admirable traits, so is learning to take no for an answer. Before you allow your frustration to overwhelm your common decency, take a look at your communication process and see if implementing […] The post 5 Ways to Get Job Seekers to Quit Stalking Jobs through Recruiters appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 3 Cost Effective Ways of Attracting the Best Talent to Your Organization

    Sean Little
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
      Finding the best talent and hiring them before your competitors is always a good feeling, but it’s a misconception to think that in doing so you have to spend big bucks. If you want to get a head start on the competition and win while keeping costs down, start recruiting in unconventional ways. Today’s […] The post 3 Cost Effective Ways of Attracting the Best Talent to Your Organization appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Understanding the Psychology of Job Rejection – Part 2

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a two part series on job rejection psychology. Click here for Part 1.  Is Job Rejection Normal? Some job rejection is a normal part of even the most successful career cycles, but what about those workers who experience longer periods of rejection? When the job search stretches on with no end in sight, […] The post Understanding the Psychology of Job Rejection – Part 2 appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
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    Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) Blog

  • #seAnalytics - Levels of Planning, Measurement and Analysis

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Yesterday was Symposium Events' Mission Critical HR Analytics conference.  There were a couple of consistent themes I will blog on into next week, however the main (and very positive) one was the use of three level triangles!Peter Reilly from the IES kicked off the event.  His triangle shown at the top left here was about moving from data to analytics.  He described how the triangle builds up with each layer building on the layer below, ie that you need good quality data before you can do reporting before you can do analytics (well yes, partly, but actually you can do a lot…
  • Performance Snapshots at Deloitte

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    Buckingham dealt less with the more formal aspects of performance management but it’s this that was covered extensively in the Harvard Business Review.This project at Deloitte started with simple counting of hours - which for Deloitte added up to 2 million hours completing performance reviews and ratings.  I know Adobe’s project started like this as well but in general, it’s unlikely to be that helpful for most organisation as it’s only the time and costs of performance management which can be measured so objectively - you’ve still got not basis to compare the benefits in the…
  • Marcus Buckingham on Performance Management at #SHRM15

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Yesterday I delivered another training day on re-engineering performance management via Symposium Events.  Although actually, as one of the course participants suggested, it’s not so much training as knowledge sharing i.e. I don't train people how to do, or even design, performance management as much as provide them with the information and hopefully motivation they need to go and do something transformationally different to how most performance management is done today (and I do provide some process suggestions for making improvements too).So we talked about Adobe, Juniper, Kelly and…
  • #SSPerspectives the Self Developing Organisation

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    Yesterday I was at Skillsoft's EMEA Perspectives event where I was chairing a 'think tank' on the skills gap.The best session for me was John Ambrose on 'the self developing organisation', being firstly what Skillsoft and SumTotal are trying to create through their integration of content and platform (and the demo of this looked compelling) but secondly, a response to the difficulty getting people to engage in learning as much as they're going to need to, and having organisations sponsor this.Learning needs to be consumerised and collaborative - pervasive, multimodal, provided in the way that…
  • #EconTalent Developing Digital Savvy

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    So after covering the way the world of work is changing we moved on to a final couple of sessions looking more specifically at the employment and skills challenges of the ‘new machine age’, building on Charlie Mayfield’s points in the morning morning.But first, another summary of the change.  We’re moving into the third age of computing: tabulating, programming and now cognitive (eg IBM Watson.)  80% of people are going to be connected using digital devices by 2030.  And billions of these devices will be connected together.We need to take advantage of these technologies…
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    Virtual Teams Guide


    Yael Zofi
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:14 pm
    What happens when a key point of contact or link within your virtual team quits? Managing virtual project teams in stressful times is comparatively more challenging than leading an onsite team. Being geographically scattered means there is no face time to informally catch up and build relationships. Cultural differences amongst the virtual team members could add to the chaos. The latest AIM Strategies® eNews discusses ways and means to REFRESH and RECHARGE your virtual team.   Managing virtual project teams is essential in the following scenarios: SITUATION: Perhaps a replacement to the…
  • How to Coach Remotely and Give Feedback When Managing Virtual Teams

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

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

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

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

  • DOL Proposes Dramatic Expansion to FLSA Overtime Protections

    <a href=''>David Long-Daniels</a>, <a href=''>Peter Hall</a> and <a href=''>C. Whitfield Caughman</a>
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Yesterday, for the first time in a decade, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to broaden federal overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed changes will affect an estimated 5 million Americans and their employers, making it more difficult to meet the overtime exemption. The DOL proposed two primary changes to federal overtime pay regulations. Specifically, the DOL proposes to dramatically increase the minimum salary required to qualify for the FLSA exemptions from overtime pay (“white collar” exemptions). Additionally, it proposes to…
  • Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Becomes Effective July 1, 2015

    <a href=''>Terry McCourt</a>, <a href=''>Jack Gearan</a> and <a href=''>Justin Keith</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149, § 148C), approved by a statewide ballot question last fall, goes into effect July 1, 2015. As of July 1, 2015, all employers must comply with the statute. Applicable regulations promulgated by the Massachusetts Attorney General have also been issued. Importantly, all employers operating in Massachusetts are subject to the law and all employees whose “primary place of work” is in Massachusetts are eligible for benefits. The new law generally calls for accrual of one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked for a maximum…
  • Greenberg Traurig to Host ‘Is Your Business Model Ready for Overtime Pay Protection and the New Proposed Rules from the Department of Labor?’ Webinar

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:46 pm
      Is Your Business Model Ready for Overtime Pay Protection and the New Proposed Rules from the Department of Labor? New Department of Labor proposed rules are expected regarding overtime pay protection, including likely substantial changes to the minimum salary needed to establish exempt employee status and other expansions to the class of non-exempt workers. Please save the date for a timely webinar discussion from Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice on these new proposed regulations and how they may impact your company’s policies, practices, and your business model.
  • Greenberg Traurig to Host ‘Global Workforce Strategies: Managing Your Global Workforce’ Webinar

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Global Workforce Strategies: Managing Your Global Workforce Please join Greenberg Traurig’s Global Workforce Strategies team, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Practice, for a timely discussion in our webinar series focused on some of today’s most challenging cross-border issues that international businesses face while managing a global workforce. These matters span labor, employment and immigration for businesses both inside and outside of the United States. Our panelists will discuss key risk and compliance issues that in-house counsel and human resources professionals must…
  • Greenberg Traurig to Host ‘Massachusetts Employment Law Update’ Webinar

    <a href=''>Greenberg Traurig</a>
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Massachusetts Employment Law Update  The new Massachusetts sick leave law goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Is your organization ready to implement this new law along with the recently enacted domestic violence leave and parental leave laws? Please join Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice for a timely webinar discussion on these new laws and how they may impact your company’s policies and practices. Discussion Topics Include the Following New Massachusetts Laws: • Domestic violence leave law • Parental leave law • Sick leave law and proposed regulations •…
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    HR C-Suite

  • 3 Top Tips to a More Stylish Workplace

    Tresha Moreland
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    You know all there is to know in your field. You’ve got the skills to pay the bills, the charisma of a high performing leader and the efficiency of a high intelligence computer. But unless you’ve got a workplace that matches your unique talents, clients won’t come flocking. First impressions count in business, no matter […]
  • Use ‘Exit Interviews’ to Create a Better Workplace

    Swati Srivastava
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the key areas of concerns for any organization- either big or small, is employee retention. Hence, the best time for an employer to improve on its employee retention strategy is by reading the minds of employees leaving the organization through exit interviews. Here are the top 5 questions that you should your employees […]
  • Advantages of Integrating Speaking into Your Business

    William Taylor
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Public speaking is an essential skill in life. Many people have a fear of it and this is often because it is not something you practice enough or you are scared of looking silly in front of a crowd of people. However, it is something that is important in everyday business and there are many […]
  • Top 4 Benefits of Summer Internship Programs

    Jessica Barden
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    All of us know that the training program plays a key part in every phase of the professional world. This is why young professional’s especially fresh grads consume ample amount of their time and efforts in this program. Although summer vacation program is the best time for young professionals to polish their skills but there […]
  • Hiring Process Transformation: Using Technology to Recruit

    Melody Wilson
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you think that technology is limited and narrow to educational and social networking only, then your perception is totally defected! The use of technology in the process of hiring human resource is not at all an old concept. This online based system calls for a more productive and an efficient approach for the applicant […]
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    Compensation Cafe

  • Time for Another Look at Wellness Programs

    Jacque Vilet
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wellness programs are a $6 billion industry in the United States with an estimated 500 vendors selling them.  According to a Rand report, 59% of employers with 50 or more employees have one. In a Kaiser survey 71% of companies are "overwhelmingly" confident that wellness programs reduce medical costs.  Trade publications, conference presentations and vendor studies are full of case studies claiming impressive savings. With that being said, there is background noise brewing and growing louder.   Reasons? 1)     Rigorous research is showing that cost savings are statistically…
  • Understanding the Employee Point Of View

    Chuck Csizmar
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    When it comes to paying employees for the work they perform, what do you think they expect? __________________________ Or does your management care enough to ask this question?  Perhaps the collective attitude today is more often either, 1) “they’re lucky to have a job,” 2) “where are they going to go"? or 3) my personal favorite, “I pay, you work.” When employees feel mistreated or taken advantage of in the performance = reward equation you'll see the result through lowered morale, mental disengagement, reduced productivity and even separations.   Given the business…
  • Trust & Respect Top Drivers of Employer Reputation

    Derek Irvine
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Here’s a sad state of affairs. I’m at SHRM this week and preparing for my session on the Power of Thanks. I’m excited about the session and further sharing of what I am personally and professionally quite passionate about – the ability to choose our own attitude and influence that of others through simple (if specific) expressions of appreciation, praise and recognition. And yet, I have mulling around in my mind a story recently told me by a member of my team. On a shared commute into work with her husband, the topic of conversation turned to seizing opportunity when offered. My…
  • Some and Others

    E. James (Jim) Brennan
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    Some counts more than others.  I mean that literally.  The disproportionate influence of “some” is quite important to compensation people.  Anyone making important decisions must realize that the ubiquitous “some” may have much more power over results than “others” does.  I’m not even talking about the identity of the “some” being described but just mulling over the tremendously powerful ability of that single small short one-syllable word to affect our understanding.  “Some” is paired with “others” so often that when you hear one, you almost expect to hear the…
  • Pay Differentiation without Performance Ratings: How's That Working for Us?

    Ann Bares
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:21 am
    I'm picking up what might be an interesting pattern.  It's still a very limited data set, but I have now encountered several organizations who have seen employee satisfaction with compensation decline in the years following a decision to drop performance appraisals and performance ratings. It's too small a sample and, of course, these variables are far from isolated.  Each of these organizations has a ton of other things going on that could impact satisfaction with compensation.  Nonetheless, it was enough to get me thinking. Like Adobe (see Jacque Vilet's Café…
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  • New Theme: Libre

    Caroline Moore
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m happy to introduce Libre, a new free theme designed by yours truly. Libre Libre brings a stylish, classic look to your personal blog or longform writing site. The main navigation bar stays fixed to the top while your visitors read, keeping your most important content at hand. At the bottom of your site, three footer widget areas give your secondary content a comfortable home. Customize Libre with a logo or a header image to make it your own, or use one of two custom templates — including a full-width template with no sidebar — to change…
  • Reinvented Video for WordPress

    Guillermo Rauch
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Today, we’re announcing a complete overhaul of VideoPress, the service that has powered more than 3,000,000,000 video plays on and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites around the world. We’ve made the next-generation VideoPress dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast to support the ever-evolving needs of content creators everywhere. Take a peek at what’s under the hood! Embed anywhere, play anywhere Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops. VideoPress works on all modern…
  • #LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

    Hugo Baeta
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.) Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins — President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015 Here at…
  • July in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and 201

    Michelle W.
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered. Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. We’re offering two courses in July — learn more: Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — July 6 – 24 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get…
  • Celebrating 10 Years of & Automattic

    Mark Armstrong
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:29 am
    This year marks the 10th birthday of and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free, hosted version —, what you see now — opened for business in the summer of 2005. Ten years, 2.5 billion posts, and 3 billion comments later, Automattic is stronger…
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  • The ROI of psychometric testing

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:11 pm
    The purpose of psychometric testing is to measure job-related traits of applicants to help predict their future performance and assess their suitability for roles. To do this properly, organisations must use tests that are reliable (i.e. consistent in measurement) and valid (i.e. measure what they... The post The ROI of psychometric testing appeared first on Revelian.
  • Retain those graduates!

    CJ Hardwick
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The average tenure of graduates is approximately two years, and as such creates a medium to long term issue for organisations regarding how to keep them for longer.   According to AAGE’s 2012 graduate employers’ survey 85% of organisations reported graduate retention to be a top... The post Retain those graduates! appeared first on Revelian.
  • Revelian Product Training – Queensland

    CJ Hardwick
    28 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    We’re excited to be showcasing our existing suite of recruitment & development assessments as well as providing more detail on our latest products, ’Theme Park Hero’ and ‘Video Interviewing Platform’. Whether you’re new to the Revelian suite or a regular user – this training will... The post Revelian Product Training – Queensland appeared first on Revelian.
  • Webinar – What makes a great video interviewing experience?

    CJ Hardwick
    28 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    DATE: 4th June TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am AEST We’d love to show you how our latest hiring tool, the Video Interviewing Platform, can help you accelerate your hiring process and make better decisions. Join our product team, Salih Mujcic & Debbie Peacock, to learn... The post Webinar – What makes a great video interviewing experience? appeared first on Revelian.
  • Revelian supporting Hummingbird House’s “Raise the Roof” Ball

    CJ Hardwick
    27 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Saturday the 30th May will see Revelian staff and invited guests attend Hummingbird House’s inaugural ball for a very worthy cause that we are only too happy to be a part of. “At any given time, around 3,700 Queensland families are living with, loving and... The post Revelian supporting Hummingbird House’s “Raise the Roof” Ball appeared first on Revelian.
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    ACT Bridge

  • How Companies Can Attract and Retain Millennials

    Kurt Ballard
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Do you enjoy working with Millennials? If so, you should have plenty of opportunity to do so in the coming years. This cohort, also known as Generation Y, will soon represent the biggest segment of the American Workforce. According to the Intelligence Group, 86 million Millennials will be in the workplace by 2020 – accounting for 40% of the total working population. Older generations, including the Boomers (who are on their way out of the workplace), and Generation X (mid-30’s to late 40’s and in key leadership roles), may view Millennials as entitled and technology-addicted, unwilling…
  • Madness in March

    Kurt Ballard
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    So, How’s Your Bracket? It’s Sweet 16 time in the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament. As the drama of the tourney unfolds, there are a few surprises, some disappointment, and lots of entertainment value. For a three-week span of time, millions of people will become consumed with “March Madness” and worker un-productivity will hit record levels. In fact, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports that $1.9 billion in wages is lost to employees distracted by the tournament. Even the president of the United States took time to fill out a bracket. Unfortunately for…
  • Fifty Shades of Performance Evaluations

    Kurt Ballard
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey and their quite modern relationship. For those of us that somehow missed it, there is a series of books by E. L. James that has been turned into a movie showing in theaters now. The film has attracted both critics and fans…but mostly there’s just a lot of conversation trending about this steamy story. Human desire seems to be at the forefront of the discussion, but there are plenty of talking points. If you were inclined to make the connection, there are even themes that can be…
  • Drive Engagement and Performance by Focusing on Leadership

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

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

  • How to Align Your Team

    Chris Wells
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:12 am
    The Molecular Physics of Groups: A great team is bound together by a special interpersonal glue called “cohesion.” Cohesion is simply the desire of members of the group to keep the group together. Cohesion generates the power of predictability. And predictability comes from group structure which is derived from the basic fabric of roles. Cohesion can come from the need to keep the paychecks coming in. It can come from the strong loyalty or affection for a group leader. It can also come from an intense shared desire to reach a joint goal. One important basic finding of social…
  • The Number One Challenge Facing the High-Growth Company

    Chris Wells
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    A high-growth company – defined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a company with ten or more employees that over a three-year period posts an average annualized growth greater than twenty percent per year – faces a set of challenges that aren’t the same as a well established firm. Of all these challenges, what’s the biggest hurdle to sustained growth? You’d think that the most pressing problems for a high-growth enterprise would be things like access to capital and increasing production capacity, and these issues can be significant. But many…
  • The Big Mistake Everyone’s Making with OKRs

    Alex Raymond
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a great way to set clear goals for your business and, based on their recent popularity, are clearly a part of the 2015 zeitgeist. I have worked with dozens of companies over the last few months that are looking to implement OKRs (based on the success that companies like Google and Intel have had with them), and there’s a whole crop of software companies that now provide OKR platforms. Yet, most of the companies I see trying to implement OKRs are failing at it. And it is because of one big mistake that’s happening More » The post The Big Mistake…
  • The Value of Cross Functional Teams

    Alex Raymond
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Synergy. The great companies have it, the good companies want to improve it and slow-to-grow companies need it. Synergy happens in a business when members from cross-functional teams work together towards a common goal. Collaborating with cross-functional teams greatly increases problem solving, creativity and efficiency. For many years, companies have figured out that by combining a diversity of experiences, expertise and knowledge, they can dramatically improve operational excellence and customer experience. These teams can help your organization to better communicate and gain alignment,…
  • Kapta Helps Aroq Executives Find Efficiency and Transparency

    Chris Wells
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
      Overview Aroq, a UK-based news and information provider, was struggling to find internal structure for their team when it came to aligning and meeting their company goals. The old, simple checklist exercise was proving to be ineffective, and Aroq wanted to have more productive meetings with greater outcomes. They soon recognized that this wasn’t the way to align their goals and meet their growing customer demands efficiently. They turned to Kapta as a solution to help set corporate goals and elicit feedback through their internal review. The Challenge Aroq helps executives stay…
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  • CLEARLINK to Mentor Valley County/Meadows Valley, Idaho with America’s Best Communities Adopt-A-Community Program

    Shawn Ryan
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    $10 million America’s Best Communities competition — sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, The Weather Channel and CoBank — aims to spark innovation and growth in small towns CASCADE, ID, AND SALT LAKE CITY, UT, June 29, 2015 — Across the country, 50 communities are celebrating their victories in the first round of the America’s Best Communities competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities. Salt Lake City, Utah based CLEARLINK has adopted one of those communities, Valley County/Meadows Valley, Idaho. CLEARLINK…
  • CLEARLINK Vice President Named in 30 Women to Watch 2015

    Shawn Ryan
    21 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    Jessica Jones recognized for innovative practices in recruiting top talent to Utah SALT LAKE CITY, UT – May 21, 2015 – Today, at the 16th Annual 30 Women to Watch Awards Luncheon, CLEARLINK’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Jessica Jones, was recognized as one of Utah’s most influential women in business. This is the second consecutive year that one of CLEARLINK’s female leadership has been recognized for this prestigious award. The event, sponsored by Utah Business Magazine, recognizes Utah’s most successful and influential women as selected by their peers, giving the local…
  • CLEARLINK Recognized for Outstanding Worksite Wellness Programs

    Shawn Ryan
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    360° Fit receives three of the highest awards for worksite wellness and innovation SALT LAKE CITY, UT, March 16, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, CLEARLINK has been awarded the Diamond Award for Corporate Wellness from VASA Fitness. This award recognizes Utah companies that work closely with employees to provide worksite wellness programs to help educate, motivate and provide guidance for healthier lifestyles. CLEARLINK was also recognized as the Platinum Award recipient from the Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion on March 5, 2015. This is the first year that CLEARLINK has…
  • CLEARLINK Recognized as a Finalist for Two Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in Washington, D.C.

    Shawn Ryan
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Utah-based company applauded for connecting employees to the community SALT LAKE CITY, UT, March 16, 2015 – CLEARLINK was honored by PR News at their annual CSR Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility luncheon on March 12th. Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept where companies, like CLEARLINK, integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions. CLEARLINK measures a double and triple bottom line, which focuses on giving back to employees and the community in unique and meaningful ways throughout the year. CLEARLINK was selected as…
  • The CLEARLINK Lounge Opens at iHeartMedia studios in Salt Lake City

    Shawn Ryan
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Newly re-designed venue offers music lovers an intimate concert experience SALT LAKE CITY, UT, March 13, 2015 – Today, CLEARLINK, in partnership with iHeartMedia and 97.1 ZHT and My 99.5, will unveil the newly redesigned CLEARLINK Lounge. The CLEARLINK Lounge is a 50+-seat concert venue that will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience an intimate performance from their favorite artists, attend special meet-and-greets, hear their stories and ask questions. “We are excited to give the community and our employees an up-close and personal music experience with great…
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    DCR Workforce Blog

  • The Epitome of Liberation and Independence

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Come July 4th, every American draws inspiration from the lofty ideals and courage with which 56 signatories declared themselves the Representatives of the United States of America. The Declaration also absolved America from all allegiance to the British Crown, declared them to be free and Independent States. It vested them with full powers to levyRead full story...
  • What if Women Make Better Managers?

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    The world routinely laments the way women are being held back through gender-specific barriers, but trust Gallup to tell us how women can hold sway over the competition. A recent study by Gallup says employees are more engaged at work when they have a female boss at work. The difference is remarkable at 6% percentageRead full story...
  • Will Brazil Expand the Use of Outsourcers and Contingent Workers?

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:41 am
    After spending more than decade in uncertainty, Brazil is finally considering a bill (PL 4330/2004) for the adoption of a regulatory framework for outsourced work. Today, outsourcing is restricted to non-essential business functions like cleaning and transportation. With the passing of the bill, all public and private sector companies would be able to contract outRead full story...
  • Rethinking the Meaning of the American Dream

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    When launching his campaign to become the President of America, Donald Trump talked about how “the American dream is dead”. Mr. Trump may not epitomize the American dream because he was born to wealthy parents. The American Dream is all about the belief that hard work alone is the key to success and any oneRead full story...
  • The High Price of Misunderstanding Independent Contractor Classification

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    The DCR blog has always advocated the need to be wary of potential violations when classifying workers as independent contractors. Oops! I almost said – classifying employees as independent contractors. After all, there does not seem to be much difference between the words – worker or employee; but FedEx, Uber and others are paying dearlyRead full story...
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    G&A Partners HR Blog

  • Ergonomics In The Workplace

    G&#38;A Partners
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
      Workplace wellness is big news (and a big industry) these days. According to recent research, 60 percent of employers have implemented or are planning to implement a formal workplace wellness program, as a means of both increasing employee engagement, as well as reducing employee benefits costs for both the employees and the organization. While many of these programs are targeted at encouraging more physical activity and healthier eating habits, this narrow scope only addresses a few of the costly aspects of workplace wellness. Employers who want to take a more encompassing approach to…
  • 5 Pitfalls Of Traditional Employee Performance Evaluations

    G&#38;A Partners
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Even though we’re only halfway through the year, many organizations are already looking ahead and planning for all of their year-end processes and procedures. One of the more painstaking and time-consuming end-of-year processes is the performance appraisal or review. The entire process, from developing the performance review to filing a finalized review, can take months to complete. (For an in-depth look at how convoluted the performance appraisal process can be, check out our webinar, “Performance Appraisals: A Broken Process”.) In addition to being a lengthy process, performance…
  • INFOGRAPHIC – Why America’s Offices Are Going To The Dogs

    G&#38;A Partners
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    As almost anyone in the more than 43,346,000 American households who own dogs will tell you, interacting with a dog can be a wonderful experience that instantly puts a smile on your face. In fact, it’s widely known that owning a dog can actually boost an individual’s health. Less known, however, are the benefits “man’s best friend” can have in the workplace. While many would think bringing a dog to the office would just be a distraction, the truth is that dog owners who are allowed to bring their furry friends to work with them report feeling less stressed,…
  • Service Dogs In The Workplace

    G&#38;A Partners
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ever feel like your office going to the dogs? Later this week, hundreds of workplaces will indeed be “going to the dogs” as businesses and employers across the country celebrate “Take Your Dog To Work Day” on Friday, June 26. And while this fun “holiday” may simply represent the opportunity for large numbers of dog-loving employees and employers to finally bring Fido in for a visit, the question of whether to allow dogs in the workplace can actually be a legal one for employers when it comes to service animals. What qualifies an animal as a service animal? Title III of the…
  • Tips For Managing A Widespread Workforce

    G&#38;A Partners
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Many business owners dream of expanding their companies to a second, third, fifth or 100th location, even. They see opening additional locations as a measure of their company’s success, as a sign of their business prowess and expertise, and it is. However, opening an additional location or expanding a company into another city, state or region comes with a host of challenges, particularly when it comes to developing a human resources strategy to manage all those employees. Technology has certainly made it easier to communicate with people across the globe, but managing a widespread…
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    Eblin Group

  • Mindful Mondays: Love Casts Out Fear

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    In a first century A.D. epistle to believers in Ephesus, John the Evangelist wrote that “perfect love casts out fear.” In the United States over the past two weeks, we have witnessed remarkable example after remarkable example of love triumphing over fear. As we begin a new week, it seems worthy to reflect on recent events and how they might inspire our actions going forward.
  • Mindful Mondays: What I Learned About My Emotions from Pixar’s Inside Out

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    Last Friday night was movie night for our family and I got to pick. The fact that I chose the new Disney/Pixar movie, Inside Out, instead of Jurassic World probably tells you all you need to know about me. In case you’re not familiar with the premise, Inside Out is an animated tour through the mind of an 11 year old girl who’s struggling with her family’s move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Five core emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust, are struggling, competing and ultimately working together to get her through a tough time in her life.
  • Five Ways Leaders Can Make It Easier to Let Go

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Earlier this month, I wrote a post titled What Makes It So Hard to Let Go? In this recent post I wrote for Fast Company, I outline five proven ways that leaders can make it easier to let go. In my 15 years of executive coaching and running leadership development programs, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders charged with getting different results. A number of scenarios can drive the demand for new results. How many of these apply to you?
  • Mindful Mondays: Choosing How You Want to Show Up This Week

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    As I wrote here earlier this year, a word that's working for me this year is the Sanskrit word sankalpa. As explained to me by one of my teachers, Sara Ivanhoe, sankalpa encourages us to focus less on what we're going to do and more on how we're going to be. Of course, those two ideas are not mutually exclusive. How we show up in any given situation has an enormous impact on what we actually accomplish.
  • How to Be a Coaching and Mentoring Ninja

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    One of the elements I love the most about our leadership development programs like Next Level Leadership® group coaching and Developing Leadership Presence is the peer coaching. In both of those programs, the participants are expected to pair up with a peer colleague and spend 20 minutes a week coaching each other. That might sound complicated, but it's not. What I want them to do is to take ten minutes each to ask their partner questions that get them off the dance floor and onto the balcony. One of my favorite ways for them to do that is ask each other three questions:
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    The Employee Benefits Blog

  • What Does Marriage Equality Mean for Employee Benefits?

    Colin Bradley
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that state bans on same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. For same-sex couples, that means they have the right to marry in every state. But what does that mean for the workplace? It means employers that provide benefits to employees’ spouses will have to do so for both straight and gay couples. It also means many employers will rethink their approach to domestic partner benefits. Even before the Supreme Court announced its decision, two major employers — Verizon and Delta Airlines — began making plans to end employee benefits…
  • Report Shows Pet Insurance Growing in Popularity

    Curry Bradley
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    People with pets often refer to them as members of the family. And like human family members, they often need medical care to stay healthy. To manage those costs, many pet owners purchase pet insurance, a product similar to health insurance, but for animals. According to IBISWorld’s Pet Insurance market research report, the industry is worth $721 million and is growing at an annual rate of more than 10 percent. And increasing customer awareness of pet insurance has fueled that growth. Pet insurance is a voluntary benefit more companies are considering offering their employees. For example,…
  • Improve Workers’ Peace of Mind With Family-Friendly Employee Benefits

    Colin Bradley
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When thinking about which benefits you should offer to keep your employees engaged and motivated, remember those employees also have families whose wellbeing is tied to their own. By offering spousal benefits, medical coverage for children and leave for parents to care for children, you can help your employees take care of their families so they can worry less and focus more on work. This week, I’ve been reading about the connection between family-friendly employee benefits and happy, focused employees. I think you’ll find these articles helpful. Medical Insurance Is Good for Financial…
  • Analysis Finds Financial Incentives Boost Workplace Wellness Programs’ Success

    Daniel Cobb
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Do you wish more employees would get involved in your workplace wellness program? According to an analysis from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a financial incentive can help. They appear to be a big factor in encouraging employees to participate in workplace wellness programs. “If you want to get participation, you need to offer real incentives,” says Paul Fronstin, author of the report, which looked at wellness data from a large employer before and after it began offering a $20-a-month incentive discount on its health care premiums for completing a health risk assessment or…
  • Boost Productivity With Better Employee Benefits

    Colin Bradley
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    A productive, motivated workforce is essential to every organization’s success. Providing employees with the benefits they need to take care of themselves and avoid stress can help them stay focused and engaged. It also shows you care about employees’ well being, and in response, employees are more likely to care more about their jobs. This week, I’ve been reading about the connection between employer-provided benefits and employee productivity. I think you’ll find these articles helpful. Understanding the Connection Between Accommodations and Productivity. Employee Benefit News:…
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  • Suds Up! Drink in Culture   

    Greg Moran
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Brewing beer may seem like a pretty straight forward task, but assembling the perfect team to execute it is a pretty tall order. And, at New Belgium Brewing, it starts with culture. Based in Fort Collins, CO, this brewing powerhouse is opening a new place in Asheville, NC and plans to hire more than 140 full-time employees. The pressure is on. So, what does New Belgium look for in a new recruit? Transitioning people to culture Over those years, New Belgium has established a robust “high involvement” culture that relies on the contributions of all of its 640 coworkers (they are an…
  • featured in Bloomberg BNA’s Human Resources Report

    Guest Writer
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    Outdated Hiring Measurements Should Be Augmented With State-of-the-Art Metrics By: Caryn Freeman Reproduced with permission from Human Resources Report, 33 HRR 633 (June 15, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) June 9 — Measuring speed of hire and cost of hire is outdated, as those metrics no longer define an effective hiring process, Greg Moran, CEO of software firm, told Bloomberg BNA June 5. “For so long, companies have really focused on metrics like turnover, cost per hire and time to hire, because going…
  • Build It. Improve It. Measure It.

    Greg Moran
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    What’s “it?” “It” is your hiring process and subsequent outcomes. So, how do you build it, improve it and measure it? It all starts with developing qualitative metrics around values and performance. It will help you streamline hiring, improve quality of hire and boost your bottom line to boot. First, it’s important to understand that in helping you to develop qualitative metrics, we are not trying to make a judgment call on values. We are simply trying to help you determine a match between the values and behaviors that a candidate possesses and whether those values and behaviors…
  • That’s It – I Quit!

    Greg Moran
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    There are two words that an HR professional would prefer not to hear – “I quit” – but it’s inevitable and it will happen. With this in mind, there are things you can do to keep some resignations at bay. It starts with understanding the primary cause for leaving and then working to eliminate it. According to a recent Office Team survey, two out of three hiring managers reported that the number one reason an employee jumped ship was due to lack of cultural fit. “It’s much easier for an employer to evaluate more tangible things such as skills and experience than it is to determine…
  • What do Senior Management Employees Have in Common?

    Greg Moran
    27 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Are they workaholics or do they prefer to work out? Are they sharp dressers or do they prefer more casual attire? A lighthearted, newly-released survey from CareerBuilder surveyed 552 executives (hiring and human resources managers in senior leadership positions including CEOs, CFOs, COOs and Senior VPs) to take a closer look at their personalities and preferences. Here’s what they had to say. Business Casual Only 1 in 5 executives consider a business suit typical office attire. Most executives (57 percent) dress in business casual clothing, while 18 percent regularly wear jeans or shorts.
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  • Three lessons on Employee Engagement from the Titanic

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. I recently was in Belfast, Ireland and had the great pleasure of visiting the museum dedicated to the building, supplying, launching, sinking, and the ocean bottom rediscovery of this famed luxury ocean liner.  I’ve been in a […]
  • Eight Reasons Why Working from Home is a Win-Win for Companies and Employees

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Is your management team wrestling with the decision to let people work from home (WFH)? It can be a big change, but a positive and necessary one. Increasingly, people are viewing “work” as something you do, rather […]
  • Coworker Satisfaction/Cooperation— The Unsung Hero of Retention

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.” —Norm Peterson, the TV show Cheers Even if you don’t work at the bar where everyone knows your name, some of the longest-lasting friendships are […]
  • FUN: The Missing Driver of Employee Engagement and Recruiting

    8 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. One of the central messages in my recent keynote presentations focuses on what is consistently missing from most companies’ solutions for building world-class engagement and attracting fantastic new talent: FUN. This woeful absence and missed opportunity is […]
  • Part Two – High Altitude Engagement: How Great Leaders Guide Teams to the Summit

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
    This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Whether it’s summiting a mountain or climbing the corporate ladder, success can often be attributed to great leadership. Through my experience mountaineering and consulting with top organizations, I noticed that the best leaders focus on the same […]
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  • Top 5 Takeaways from #SHRM15

    Sarah Payne
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Thousands of HR professionals descended upon Las Vegas this week for the annual SHRM conference to network and learn the latest trends and best practices in the field. I was lucky enough to be part of this incredible event. Here are a few things I learned (besides the fact that I am a huge fan of air conditioning):   HR needs better data. 61% of performance management data is more about the rater than the person being rated. Marcus Buckingham, Tuesday’s keynote speaker, said this results in bad data. While we all know that HR stands for human resources, he pointed out that LinkedIn…
  • Gartner’s New Report on Recognition Technology

    Darcy Jacobsen
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Have you had a chance to look at the new report/technology overview Gartner has published on Employee Recognition and Rewards Software? Does your company still use a spreadsheet program to track employee recognition and rewards? Are you looking for a new, flexible platform that offers greater impact? Recognition, says Gartner, has become a hugely impactful way to influence culture in medium- and large-sized organizations. The research, says Gartner, “is designed for HR and IT leaders in midsize and large organizations without a formal recognition platform or that have an aging platform…
  • (Webinar) How The Hershey Company transformed its global recognition strategy

    Sarah Payne
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
      Sweet Success at Hershey Tuesday, June 23rd at 2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT | 1 p.m. CT | 6 p.m. GMT Register now to attend How does your company recognize employees? Do you have disparate programs or one comprehensive strategy? The Hershey Company grappled with the same questions. From 2012 to 2013, the recognition and reward category in their “Many Voices” employee survey dropped 8 percent. But all that changed after Hershey Smiles. In just one year, this successful new program has helped The Hershey Company boost their recognition satisfaction score by 11 percent, with more than…
  • What It Really Means To Humanize Work

    Tim Leberecht, Guest Blogger
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
      Mindfulness, values, play, and other themes from the inaugural WorkHuman Summit It was about time. As Derek Irvine, Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, pointed out in a quick historical office tour stretching from the Ancient Greeks to the knowledge age, we have “2,000 years of experience in removing humanity from the workplace.” And the window for the human workplace, barely a crack open nowadays, is closing fast: “Someday robots will take over the world. Until then, let’s work human,” Irvine joked. His company, a leader in employee recognition…
  • WorkHuman 2015 Reading List

    Darcy Jacobsen
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:01 pm
    One of the surprise hits of WorkHuman 2015 last week was the element of the conference that was perhaps closest to my own heart–the WorkHuman Bookstore. Well, maybe not such a surprise. We put the bookstore right into the center of the event for a reason. The ideas and research of our WorkHuman speakers are critical takeaways for us to bring back to our organizations. We were happy attendees seemed to agree. If you visited the WorkHuman Bookstore, you probably met Anne Marie and Sarah–who did such a fantastic job as first-time-out booksellers. The bookstore must have resonated…
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  • Experiential Learning Theory: Learning by Doing

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Let’s say you want to teach someone to drive a car. You, as the instructional designer of Driver’s Ed, might choose to assign a hefty textbook—perhaps the manual to the car—as well as a pamphlet about traffic laws. You may quiz your student on the contents of the reading material and find that he can answer all the questions correctly. So you give him an A, and hand him a set of keys. But when he gets into the car, he is dumbfounded. After all, he has never put keys in an ignition before. Perhaps a better model would be to have the student get in the car from the beginning, to…
  • MOOCs: Effective Instruction or Pedagogical Disaster?

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    The last few years have seen a tremendous surge of interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Just last month, Harvard and MIT jointly published a large research study examining the trends emerging from MOOCs their universities offered in the last two years. Here is a breakdown of their key findings: Growth is steady. For the past two years, course enrollments have grown by 2,200 participants per day. Overall, there were over a million unique course participants in all courses during the timeframe of the study. Participation waxes and wanes in courses that offer repeated versions. In…
  • What Can We Learn from 50 Years of Project Management?

    1 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    What can history teach us about being better project managers in today’s workplace? An article published in the International Journal of Project Management earlier this year took on the task of combing through fifty years of project management (PM) research to answer this very question. Because PM research is often organized in silos—with practitioners sticking to their own fields—there has been a need for a more holistic perspective on the practice of PM itself. So the authors of “Emergent trends and passing fads in project management research: A scientometric analysis of…
  • 5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

    27 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Roberta arrives at her workplace on time each morning, with an air of fresh energy. She says hello warmly to her colleagues before sitting down at her desk and beginning work. Before long, she is absorbed in her tasks, yet her energy never dissipates. After lunch, she attends a meeting, where she asks questions and writes down action items for follow-up. A coworker catches her in the hallway to ask a question, and she listens intently before replying. Roberta is an example of someone who is fully engaged in her work. When she’s in the office, she is fully present and interested in the…
  • The Four People You Need on Your Team

    18 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    When forming a team for an organizational project, there are two ways to go about finding the right people for you: A. Gathering like-minded people who are likely to agree and collaborate smoothly B. Composing a group made up of different types of personalities, work processes, and strengths Which would you choose? While A is a tempting route because of the high probability of interpersonal synergy (after all, a team whose members get along makes everyone happy!), it’s actually choice B that will lead to more innovative, robust outcomes. Why? Because diversity equals success. According to…
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  • Some Things are Worth Repeating

    Stephanie Reyes
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    One of the most disappointing reactions to the recent US Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of gay marriage was the number of employers who immediately sought legal advice on how to get around it. Bias by Mocks08, Flickr Even when the collective consciousness of our society is raised by such a decision, many people still struggle to hold on to deeply held biases. Of course, if you’re one of those looking for ways around this new reality, you already know you have a bias (although you might not call it that!) A conscious bias is generally based on a deeply held belief that a…
  • Human Rights and Human Wrongs

    Stephanie Reyes
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:39 am
    From an HR perspective, any discussion of human rights typically revolves around discrimination and the prevention of discriminatory practices in hiring, managing or disciplining workers. Specifics about what constitutes discrimination, and who is protected against it, vary from one jurisdiction to another. In some ways, the U.S. sets a high standard for protecting human rights in the workplace, and yet it’s evident that: Photo by Jenny Downing, Flickr “The concept of workers’ rights as human rights has only recently begun to influence the formation and implementation of…
  • Assessing Organizational Culture

    Stephanie Reyes
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Sometimes it’s hard to define the culture of an organization. People who work there often have difficulty articulating specifics and even leaders can find it challenging to identify the elements of a company’s culture; this in spite of the fact that their own beliefs and behaviors create it. Because, consciously or subconsciously, leaders create workplace culture.   Thomas Kell and Gregory T. Carrott[1] found “that employees who work for the same corporation, no matter what their jobs, are 30% more likely to exhibit similar leadership competencies—defined as the…
  • How to Harness Workplace Stress

    Stephanie Reyes
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    You’ve probably heard some version of this saying: “it’s not what happens in your life that determines your [mood, success, happiness, etc.], it’s how you react to what happens.” Turns out, this even applies to stress. According to an eight year study that tracked 30,000 adults in the U.S., those participants who experienced a lot of stress in their lives and believed stress was bad for their health had a 43% increased risk of death; but those who did not consider stress harmful had no increased risk of death, regardless of the amount of stress they…
  • Leadership is Hard to Define

    Stephanie Reyes
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    Public Domain, Wikimedia Whether discussing local politics, volunteer experiences or the recent behavior of the management team at work, leadership (or the lack if it) always becomes part of the conversational thread. It seems that everyone has an opinion about leadership: one message that comes through clearly— and sometimes loudly— is that not everyone is cut out to be (or wants to be) a leader. At the same time, most of us crave the sense of rightness, belonging and purpose that great leaders inspire. Collective experience also confirms that not all leaders are created equal.
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  • When Employees #Love Their Jobs

    Jessica Rohman
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    How to Foster a Workplace Worth Tweeting About Brandwatch and Monster just released some intriguing data that shows how employees take to social media to express feelings about their jobs. Their report analyzed more than 1.1 million tweets in the U.S over the course of a year and found that, despite often dreary reports of widespread disengagement across Corporate America, more workers are expressing that they "#love" their jobs than hate them —a hopeful finding to be sure, and a deeper dive into the findings shows some interesting revelations.
  • New Research: Europe’s Best Companies Take Care of “The Basics and Beyond”

    Ed Frauenheim
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The 2015 best workplaces in Europe get the basics right, like honest, fair management and proper equipment for the job. But they also create emotionally healthy, fun, participatory workplaces. Our latest research into Europe’s Best Companies is relevant to organizations around the world that are seeking to become better workplaces—especially those with operations in the Old Continent.
  • Benchmarking Against the “Best”

    Erin Bartulski
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why Participating in the Fortune Best Companies to Work For® Competition is Good for You It's that time of year again, where just about any company with 1,000 or more U.S. employees can nominate themselves to be named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in America.While this recognition serves as an important feather in the cap for any company hoping to leverage its great culture to attract top talent, we also know that participating in the process is a fairly substantial commitment. However, beyond the chance for widespread recognition on the gold standard of "Best Companies…
  • Support, Collaboration and Caring

    Jessica Rohman
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Respect as a Key Component of a Great WorkplaceThe Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) recently-released 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey has some great nuggets of data to take away, including that in 2014, 86% of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction with their current job. This is an improvement of five percentage points since 2013 and the greatest increase in the number of employees satisfied with their current job since SHRM began administering this survey in 2002.
  • Purpose-Driven Vitality in the Workplace

    Hannah Elise Jones
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    How Beginning with “Why” Stimulates Truly Great CulturesSharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender, recently posted a blog based on a conversation with Great Place to Work® CEO Michael Bush and Mars Drinks Global President Xavier Unkovic. The conversation centered on what Mars refers to as workplace vitality: the engagement of employees to sustain culture and achieve organizational goals.
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  • 2 Reasons Why Communication with Candidates is Key in Recruiting

    Camelia Rodriguez
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    It can be overwhelming at times to keep in constant communication with each of your candidates when you are juggling multiple job orders with several candidates in play for each order.  However, in order to be successful in recruiting, it is extremely important that we always stay in communication with each of our candidates. There are two reasons why communication with candidates is key to a recruiter’s job. 1. Builds stronger relationships One of the most important ways to ensure successful placements is to have solid relationships with candidates.  Without a strong relationship…
  • How to Tell a Candidate They Didn’t Get the Job

    Lauren Levine
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There’s no easy way to tell someone they didn’t get the job, however, breaking the news quickly is a must. While it may feel better putting off letting go of a candidate, ultimately, it’s respectful to inform them as soon as possible so that they can begin searching for other opportunities. If it’s time to have that conversation with someone who applied for an open role within your company, here are some tips to keep in mind: Break the news early in the discussion Some people get uncomfortable with this type of conversation and try to stall to avoid having to deliver unpleasant news.
  • 3 Ways Phone Screens Are Slowing Down Your Recruiting Process

    Julia Weeks
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a recruiter, one of our number one responsibilities is to ensure that we are providing top quality candidates with a sense of urgency.  In order to go above and beyond, we should always be searching for new tools and processes that will help us to be better at what we do. If you are solely relying on phone screens in your recruiting process, you are missing several key ingredients to ensuring a successful placement.  There are three reasons your phone screens are slowing down and creating an inefficient recruiting process: 1. Impersonal When you rely only on phone communication during…
  • Best Interview Question Articles – June 2015 Roundup

    Sheena Christensen
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Feeling trapped behind interview questions that leave you with regrettable hires? Throughout this time of the year, many companies experience growth and need to hire talent to meet their needs. Yes, this is a good problem to have, however, the way to go about hiring new talent comes down to the quality of the interview. Increased hiring naturally leads to interviews and in order to conduct an interview, you need (awesome) interview questions to ensure the best possible candidates are hired. With that said, the theme for our June roundup is interview questions! And not the boring, canned kind…
  • Spark Hire and TRIS Partner to Launch Video Interviewing Integration for Recruitment Agencies

    Camelia Rodriguez
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Spark Hire is excited to announce its partnership and video interviewing integration with TRIS (Total Recruitment Information System), recruitment software built by recruiters for recruiters. The integration allows TRIS customers to optimize their workflow by utilizing Spark Hire’s video interviewing solutions within their TRIS account. Recruitment agencies looking to grow must take advantage of this powerful integration to consistently develop strong candidate and client relationships that will help to ensure a consistent rise in revenue. “At Spark Hire, we understand how…
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    Safari Solutions

  • 3 Ways to Tackle Terminations

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    The only thing worse than making a hiring mistake is not acting swiftly to correct the problem. Terminating an employee is a difficult decision, yet it needs to be a business decision, not an emotional decision. Here are three termination strategies: Terminate the bad hire; then hire a replacement. Hire a replacement discreetly; then terminate the bad hire. Counsel out respectfully; allow them time to find a job while you search for a replacement.
  • 7 Signs You’ve Hired the Wrong Employee

    3 Jun 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Behaviors of a bad hire can spread like a bad virus causing significant damage to your organization. Giving a new hire time to learn and develop is great, yet be on the lookout for key signs that they may not be cutting it. According to, here are 7 signs you hired the wrong employee: Constantly making the same mistakes Asking for lots of special treatment Constantly complaining Fellow employees are complaining An unwillingness to adapt Company morale is sinking Not taking initiative
  • Stop! Are You Hiring the Wrong Candidates?

    14 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Do you really know a person’s capabilities from a resume?  Does an interview reveal the real story? Hiring and hoping the candidate works out is not a strategy that works well.    Wouldn’t be great to have a more complete story about a  potential hire’s ability to perform the specific job. The best way to eliminate subjectivity in your hiring decisions is to consider assessments.  Assessments evaluate specific behaviors that can be matched to the job as people work better in positions that fit their natural behavior styles. Assessments provide objectivity that can…
  • Dump Job Descriptions for Job Marketing Profiles

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    If you want to attract top talent, you need to think like a marketing guru. Use descriptive words to paint an attractive picture of your company and the work that the person will actually do. Create Job Marketing Profiles that are written from a candidate perspective. Here are four essential elements of a Job Marketing Profile that will improve the effectiveness of your job postings. What will they do? What will they learn? Who will they work with? What will they earn?
  • 6 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Fail to Attract Top Talent?

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    HR managers love job descriptions. Unfortunately, standard job descriptions are written from a compliance and legal perspective and should never be used in a job posting.  Why? Here are 6 reasons why your Job Descriptions fail in the hiring process. Too much legal mumbo jumbo. Boring standard content. Confusing company or industry jargon. Lack of company vision or accomplishments. Vague description of job responsibilities and career path. No compensation details.
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    Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt

  • We Have To Talk… Before It’s Too Late!

    Tom Bolt
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    Last year a BBC article told the story of Julia Rogers of Newton Abbot, Devon. After over-the-counter remedies for backache didn’t help alleviate her pain, she went to her doctor complaining that it seemed to be spreading into her abdomen. She was sent for blood tests and later for an ultrasound which showed “excessive bowel … Continue reading »
  • The Rules for Being Funny… or Serious

    Tom Bolt
    11 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Here it is in a nutshell: There are no rules. I’m sorry if you expected more than that, but anyone who professes to know a one-size-fits-all definition for each band of the humor spectrum is lying or misguided at best. It is usually a matter of situation and timing for something to be found funny. … Continue reading »
  • The Missing Dash

    Tom Bolt
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cross over into ours as well. Regardless of the length … Continue reading »
  • Who Needs Social Media?

    Tom Bolt
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Before you answer that question too quickly with your typical knee-jerk reaction, think about how you formed that opinion. Is it based on facts or are you blindly following suggestions planted by faux experts of the online realm. Do we accept it as a true need because of our incessant need to feed our personal … Continue reading »
  • When is a job not a job?

    Tom Bolt
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago. Last week I publicly confronted a job spammer on LinkedIn. I should have … Continue reading »
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  • Assigned Seats Are Even More Effective Outside of Schools

    Sean Glaze
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Teachers have used assigned seats for decades to arrange and organize students in their classrooms, because it was convenient.  In my classroom, I used to assign seats and would switch up those assignments at different points during the year to allow students to interact and build relationships with people that they otherwise likely wouldn’t have talked with. But leaders in any field should find a way to assign seats to their people at meetings and events – and not just for organizational efficiency. Assigned seats can be a powerful positive catalyst for building relationships and…
  • How to Build Accountability With a Team Character Draft

    Sean Glaze
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    With the NFL draft approaching, millions of people are getting excited about the addition of talent to their team rosters.  Most people can see and appreciate talent – but great leaders know that talent alone is never sufficient.  Talent without character and trust – traits of great teammates – will always underachieve. So how do you build an appreciation of character and emphasize the importance of great teammates, while also creating a culture of accountability among your athletes? Well, even for a veteran coach that sounds like a tall order… but it really is possible. Early in…
  • 8 ways to get your team to listen (when you don’t have a whistle)

    Sean Glaze
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The truth is that whistles aren’t necessary. As a young coach, I thought I needed a whistle to get my players’ attention and ensure they were listening to me. Turns out, a few years into my coaching career I learned that it wasn’t the whistle that truly earned their attention.  Sure, it was disruptive and caused them to stop and look at me for a moment – but it wasn’t the reason they listened to me.  I eventually began to coach without a whistle – and my teams responded to my voice… but not just because I was their coach.  They listened because I built trust and was concerned…
  • Would YOU do this for me?

    Sean Glaze
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Hello Managers and Team Leaders!  You have something I want… I just finished my most recent book, Rapid Teamwork (more info to come on that this summer!), and I am excited about beginning work on the next writing project to help people like you be more effective in leading their teams. What I want is your help with identifying which of the topics would be most beneficial to serving you and your current situation. So – I am asking a favor.  Would you take 2-3 minutes (that’s all, I promise!) to answer a TWO question online survey that will help me to focus on delivering…
  • Five Greatest Qualities of an Effective Event Facilitator

    Sean Glaze
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you are searching for an effective event facilitator to help with any group productivity meeting, there are a number of things you should consider. A strong facilitator will discuss goals with the meeting planner and have a thorough understanding of the meeting’s purpose prior to his or her arrival.  It is vital that the facilitator understands expectations… He or she will also be skilled enough to create a feeling of safety and trust in order to foster more honest and productive communication throughout the event, and establish effective ground rules for productive feedback during…
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  • Stay Healthy To Stay Productive

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Times are changing and it’s a fact that many of us spend most of our day in our office or workplace. It’s very easy to have unhealthy habits when we seemingly don’t have enough time to prepare food, exercise properly or take breaks. Specifically, eating high-fat food, drinking too much coffee to keep us awake, or simply not drinking enough water are some of these bad habits. But there are some tips you can follow to create a healthier environment in your office and stay productive.. Big companies, such as Google for example, promote active living and healthy choices among employees.
  • How To Be Your Own Manager When You Work From Home

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    The ability to work from home means that we can better balance busy working lives with personal responsibilities and commitments. It’s very nice to be able to wake up, not have to commute to the office and complete your working day from the comfort of your own home, but we need to make sure we’re doing it right and making the most of the working day. The set up Most of us feel more comfortable working from home but that comfort shouldn’t be the predominant factor when designing/arranging a work-space . If you want to be productive when telecommuting then you’ll need to be disciplined…
  • 6 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not To Trust Your Employees

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Every business should be able to trust its employees. Not doing so can mean you miss out on many benefits, below are some of the reasons why trust leads to success for both your workforce and your brand. 1) You’ll have more time to be proactive If you place trust in your employees you’ll allow them to get on with their work without you feeling like you have to check up on them. This will allow you extra time to be getting on with proactive activities. When employees are trusted to work independently towards a common goal it means that you can work alongside them, as opposed to…
  • How To Build A Culture Of Collaboration

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Collaboration is fundamental to a successful business. If your employees find it difficult to work as a team then efficiencies and productivity suffer greatly. Here’s how to achieve a true culture of collaboration. Ask where the problem areas are and create wish lists If you’re trying to improve the collaboration within your business then the chances are that there’s a few known issues already. Compiling a list of prioritised issues, based on a consensus, is the first step towards creating a culture of collaboration that benefits the entire business. Speak to every employee…
  • How Your Brand Can Utilise Social Media

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Nowadays, social media is a fast and effective way to promote your personal brand and business to the world. This is the primary reason why social media marketing is such big business. Social media provides a quick and easy insight to anyone interested in learning about a person or brand. Just by viewing a completed profile, we can get a feel for what a brand is about and its values or an individual’s interests and skills. Using the above, companies can create more effective marketing strategies to attract target audiences with whom they wish to engage. Never before has a medium…
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  • Give Trust, Gain Time

    Charles Chatelain
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    “You try making 25 bracelets in one hour!” pronounced an employee at a jewelry manufacturing company. “It’s hard to do!” It may seem like this employee was disgruntled. But she made it clear that she was, instead, motivated. “Production controls the factors that keep the… The post Give Trust, Gain Time appeared first on MMChr.
  • Meet, Greet, Waste, Repeat!

    Saba Rahmani
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    When efficiency experts set up cameras in a typical modern office to study how people work, three themes emerge repeatedly: the printer should be centrally placed, coffee should be freely available and people spend too much time in meetings. The first two issues are easy… The post Meet, Greet, Waste, Repeat! appeared first on MMChr.
  • No “I” but there is “Happiness” in Team

    4 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Everyone is looking for positive opportunities. Whether it’s someone fresh out of high school, college, or a seasoned work veteran, we are all pushing to get closer to a point of happiness. But strangely once we find the right opportunity, it’s then when we find… The post No “I” but there is “Happiness” in Team appeared first on MMChr.
  • Make Time and Turn Stress into Happiness

    Charles Chatelain
    4 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Spending a great amount of time casually speaking with people in the workplace, in various industries, about various topics, one thing remains a constant: people want to be happy. While there is an unseen line separating work life and personal life, many people strive to… The post Make Time and Turn Stress into Happiness appeared first on MMChr.
  • Internships are InternRisks, but with so much to gain.

    Charles Chatelain
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Depending on the internship, the program, and the field of study may impact whether or not one feels it would be worth it to commit the time and effort. Another note to keep in mind: not all internships are non-paid. The idea of most internships… The post Internships are InternRisks, but with so much to gain. appeared first on MMChr.
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    HR Payroll Systems

  • 5 Challenges to Overcome When Training a Global Workforce

    Dave Rietsema
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    Global expansion is a goal for many organizations and a reality for others. Having company locations in many countries can help increase the reach, influence, and of course revenues of an organization while bringing different perspectives and ways of working into the mix. However, there are many challenges to training a global workforce that must be taken into consideration in order to keep productivity, systems, and the quality of company services consistent across borders. 1. Linguistic Diversity Language barriers are the number one most commonly cited challenge to training a global…
  • 6 Tips for Managing Millenial Employees

    Dave Rietsema
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Every generation has certain characteristics in common with one another that are different from other generations. Technology has worked to broaden these gaps, resulting in a disconnect between many employers and so-called “millenials,” or employees born between 1990 and 1997. By addressing the differences in expectations and making changes to better accommodate this group, employers may see productivity increases and other improvements throughout organizations. 1. Make Information and People Accessible Millenials have grown up with access to the internet and cell phones, so they are used…
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Employees Love You … and Their Job

    Dave Rietsema
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:36 am
    With the economy quickly amping back up to thriving conditions and the number of retirees leaving rapidly beginning to outpace the number of new employees coming onto the scene, employees have more job options now than they have in many years. With the veritable smorgasbord of employment options available, it’s more important than ever before for employers to understand how to make employees love their bosses and their jobs. To add an additional level of difficulty for employers, job priorities have begun to shift. A Right Management survey that was released on April 20, 2015 reveals that…
  • 5 Warning Signs That an Employee is Considering Leaving

    Dave Rietsema
    6 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    Employee turnover is natural and some voluntary turnover should be expected now that the economy is beginning to move towards a more comfortable place. Some turnover can even be beneficial as employees that do not fit into the company culture or are not putting forth their best efforts weed themselves out. However, accurately anticipating this turnover by watching for warning signs is essential to avoid staffing issues and keep your business running smoothly. Spotting warning signs may also help you to notice and address issues that will help you keep your best employees from leaving. 1.
  • 4 Tips That Can Help You Hire the Right People

    Dave Rietsema
    28 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Recruiting, onboarding, and training are costly endeavors that must be undertaken in order to craft a winning team. There is nothing worse than going through the whole process of hiring a new employee, only to find out that you made a poor hiring decision when the employee fails to meet expectations or quits shortly after onboarding. Taking the following tips into consideration during the hiring process can help you hire the right people, making the time spent on recruiting count and adding value to your team. Review Applications and Resumes Carefully Applications and resumes may not be the…
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  • Aon Hewitt Think Tank: Let’s Talk Leadership

    Mark McGraw
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Panelists discuss leadership trends at Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders Think Tank event. Photo courtesy of Frank Mari Each year, our “What’s Keeping HR Up at Night” survey asks HRE readers to share some of the challenges that keep them counting sheep in the wee hours. We recently closed this year’s poll—the results of which you can find in our upcoming July/August print and digital editions. While the findings yielded some surprises— as they always do—HR’s biggest woes remain pretty much the same in 2015. When asked to identify the biggest HR challenges facing…
  • SHRM ’15: Global Shift, High Performers and More

    David Shadovitz
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Blistering temperatures hovering around 115 degrees apparently didn’t keep folks away from this week’s SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. Under the theme “It’s Time to Thrive,” the event attracted a record 15,500 attendees from around the globe. (Vegas seems to be a draw, no matter what the time of the year.) Crowds and the heat index aside, I did notice at least one refreshing change at this year’s event: a lot more practitioner speakers. Though I didn’t do a thorough analysis, a quick scan of the program book suggested there were definitely more HR…
  • Towers Watson and Willis Announce Merger

    Michael J. O'Brien
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    According to this press release sent out early this morning, Willis Group Holdings and Towers Watson just announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. According to the release, the implied equity value of the transaction is approximately $18 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company. The combined company will be named Willis Towers Watson. John Haley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Towers Watson, said, “This is a tremendous…
  • Know When the ADA Trumps Your Policy

    Kristen Frasch
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Beware your urge to discipline. That seems the best mantra for HR leaders in this new ADA day. Two reminders of the mounting murkiness when it comes to drawing the line between your work policies and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act floated my way recently in this piece from the Society for Human Resource Management (registration required) and this from The Growth Co., headed up by Lynne Curry. The SHRM piece highlights a $180,000 settlement Walgreens agreed to pay a cashier who the company fired after she took and ate a $1.39 bag of potato chips without paying for it. Turns…
  • Here’s a New Gen Y Adjective: Conservative

    David Shadovitz
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:24 am
    Gen Yers apparently don’t need to “get real” when it comes to retirement—a survey released earlier this week suggests many may already be “real,” at least when compared to their elders. A study of 1,000 American adults released Wednesday by TIAA-CREF, titled the 2015 Lifetime Income Survey, found that, when it comes to retirement planning, Gen Yers (those between age 18 and 34) seemingly are more conservative than older generations in their retirement outlook, with only 56 percent saying they are counting on Social Security to provide income in their retirement. In contrast, 76…
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  • Stay Healthy To Stay Productive

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Times are changing and it’s a fact that many of us spend most of our day in our office or workplace. It’s very easy to have unhealthy habits when we seemingly don’t have enough time to prepare food, exercise properly or take breaks. Specifically, eating high-fat food, drinking too much coffee to keep us awake, or simply not drinking enough water are some of these bad habits. But there are some tips you can follow to create a healthier environment in your office and stay productive.. Big companies, such as Google for example, promote active living and healthy choices among employees.
  • How To Be Your Own Manager When You Work From Home

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    The ability to work from home means that we can better balance busy working lives with personal responsibilities and commitments. It’s very nice to be able to wake up, not have to commute to the office and complete your working day from the comfort of your own home, but we need to make sure we’re doing it right and making the most of the working day. The set up Most of us feel more comfortable working from home but that comfort shouldn’t be the predominant factor when designing/arranging a work-space . If you want to be productive when telecommuting then you’ll need to be disciplined…
  • 6 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not To Trust Your Employees

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Every business should be able to trust its employees. Not doing so can mean you miss out on many benefits, below are some of the reasons why trust leads to success for both your workforce and your brand. 1) You’ll have more time to be proactive If you place trust in your employees you’ll allow them to get on with their work without you feeling like you have to check up on them. This will allow you extra time to be getting on with proactive activities. When employees are trusted to work independently towards a common goal it means that you can work alongside them, as opposed to…
  • How To Build A Culture Of Collaboration

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Collaboration is fundamental to a successful business. If your employees find it difficult to work as a team then efficiencies and productivity suffer greatly. Here’s how to achieve a true culture of collaboration. Ask where the problem areas are and create wish lists If you’re trying to improve the collaboration within your business then the chances are that there’s a few known issues already. Compiling a list of prioritised issues, based on a consensus, is the first step towards creating a culture of collaboration that benefits the entire business. Speak to every employee…
  • How Your Brand Can Utilise Social Media

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Nowadays, social media is a fast and effective way to promote your personal brand and business to the world. This is the primary reason why social media marketing is such big business. Social media provides a quick and easy insight to anyone interested in learning about a person or brand. Just by viewing a completed profile, we can get a feel for what a brand is about and its values or an individual’s interests and skills. Using the above, companies can create more effective marketing strategies to attract target audiences with whom they wish to engage. Never before has a medium…
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Don’t Forget To Celebrate Your Company’s Anniversary [VIDEO]

    Jeana Quigley
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Every year in the US, we don our American Flags (either on our houses, shirts or even desks at work), fire up the grill, gather with friends or family and watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. We do this because we feel pride living in a great country. It’s the day we can celebrate […] The post Don’t Forget To Celebrate Your Company’s Anniversary [VIDEO] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Performance Reviews: Who Do They Really Help? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Jeana Quigley
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    A while back, I posted a blog stating that performance reviews were broken and was surprised by the responses from customers and readers. I learned performance reviews are a topic that people care about. A lot. That’s why we decided to focus our efforts on performance reviews on our latest survey—to dig down and get to the root of […] The post Performance Reviews: Who Do They Really Help? [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Bamboo Love: Happy Customers of June

    Jeana Quigley
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Nothing makes us happier than hearing our customers say how much they love BambooHR! We throw around the term “Bamboo Love” when we share stories about our software or service making customers (or even potential customers) happy. We’re pretty much on a Bamboo high right now, with all of our amazing customers who have stopped […] The post Bamboo Love: Happy Customers of June appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • What Does “Strategic HR” Really Mean? (And are you doing it?)

    Steve Holiday
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Have you ever gone fishing? Some people love the relaxing rhythm of casting and reeling, while others are competitive about actually catching fish. People who fish to bring home dinner may become frustrated if the act of fishing doesn’t actually contribute to catching fish. HR can feel the same way. Some of us love maintaining […] The post What Does “Strategic HR” Really Mean? (And are you doing it?) appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    Wagepoint Blog

  • 3 Ways to Get Your Team Working Smarter with KPIs

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    When working at a startup or small business, there’s no point in doing something if it’s not bringing business value and working towards your organizational goals. Of course, goals are going to differ depending on your business model — they might be to reach x% in revenue in three months, or to grow to one million customers by year-end. No matter what those goals are, all company activities should be working towards them. At any company, it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page, but it’s especially vital at a small business where employees are likely wearing several…
  • What does it take to get Series A Funding?

    David Ehrenberg
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    With so many more startups seeking and landing seed funding and the dramatic increase in average round size, the bar for Series A rounds has been ratcheted up. What are investors looking for? And how can you stand out in the crowd and secure the financing you need to scale given the stiff competition? Below I outline what you need to come to the table with to complete your first institutional round. The Way to Series A While it’s possible to land seed funding with just a great business plan and a product mock-up, you’ll have to do much more than that to clinch a Series A financing deal.
  • Mushy points and the Costs of a Bad Customer

    Josh Zweig
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past century, you must have encountered the phrase “the customer is always right” at some point. Popularized in the early 1900’s by large retailers, the phrase was originally intended to attract customers to large department stores on the basis that they’d receive a high level of customer service. While business has morphed dramatically over the past hundred years, fast forward to today and we’re still obsessed with customer satisfaction. Leaving an airport bathroom, you may encounter a screen with a bunch of happy faces asking you…
  • Business Loans: Where to Turn in Today’s Tight Economy

    Abel Pierre
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’ve heard it said time and time again, “It takes money to make money.” Small and medium size businesses often find themselves in a slow season or hit with unexpected repair bills, which place a severe drain on their cash flow and financial reserves. When this happens, a business loan or line of credit is the obvious solution. However, it isn’t always so easy to obtain. Many business owners have severely impacted credit which prevents them from being approved for financing. Other owners may have impeccable credit and over a decade of experience in their industry. Yet, they recently…
  • Registering your Business for Payroll

    Leena Thampan
    14 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Starting a small business is a lot of work, and there are a lot of little things you need to do to make sure that you’ve got everything covered. Especially with the government. As is the case with most businesses that start out, you’ll have at least one employee or contractor on your payroll. But before you can start paying your staff, you need to do a couple of things to get your small business payroll set up such as registering your business with the government. Because these are all important steps related to hiring your first employee or contractor, we’ve created a free…
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Current Affairs Updates for 5 July 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    Current Affairs Updates for today :-President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, declares state of emergencyEmergency gives more powers to security forces and limits the right of public assembly. Delhi's Ira Singhal, the first differently abled to Top Civil Services in general category She suffers from a spine-related disorder, Scoliosis, which disrupts her arm movement. She cracked IAS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Questions Bank - June 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Today I am going to share Current affairs question bank for the month of June 2015. I recommend you to download monthly GK Digest for the month of June 2015. Number of pages - 24 File format - PDFUseful for - All competitive exams Download PDF Download GK Digest [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI PO 2015 - Mains Exam to be conducted on 26 July

    Ramandeep Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    State Bank of India has released revised schedule for PO 2015. Mains exam will be conducted on 26 July. Within next few days we will upload model papers for SBI Mains exam. Stay updated. EventDateResult of Preliminary exam2 week of JulyDownload call letter for Mains exam 13 July 2015Online Mains exam26 July 2015Result of Mains examLast week of AugustDownload call letter for GD and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 4 July 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- 1. The scheme ‘Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon’ launched by which State of India ? 2. Who is the Chief Minister of Haryana ? 3. Who awarded with G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research ? 4. Which organization presented G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research ? 5. Name the lady who became 1st female Judge of Supreme Court of Afghanistan ? 6. Which is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Updates for 4 July 2015

    Gagandeep Broot
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Current Affairs Updates for today :-‘Tatkal’ project launched by State Bank of India‘Tatkal’ project launched by State Bank of India on 03rd July 2015 with the aim to provide doorstep services to its consumers and expedite Home Loan application process. ‘Uniki’ written by C.H. Vidyasagar RaoThe book titled as ‘Uniki’ written by C.H. Vidyasagar Rao, released on 03rd July 2015. C.H. Vidyasagar Rao... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • July 7 Bombings 2005 – 2015 – One Ambulance Volunteers Reflections Ten Years On

    Mike Morrison
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Not my usual blog – July 7 Bombings 2005 – 2015 a VERY personal reflection. Two weeks ago I received an email asking if I would be prepared to produce a case study in case the press wanted the views of a volunteer as the ten year anniversary for 7/7 (July 7 Bombings in London) […] The post July 7 Bombings 2005 – 2015 – One Ambulance Volunteers Reflections Ten Years On appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #286 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #286 “What’s the point of arguing if nobody keeps score and the winner doesn’t get a trophy?”   Office cartoons Office based cartoons, funnies and humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening way. See more office […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #286 #ff appeared first on .
  • Demystifying the Psychological Contract

    Peter Cunningham
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    If I put five HR Professionals in a room and asked them to define the Psychological Contract and its value, why would I expect to return later to find at least four different opinions? What is the Psychological Contract? As so often in HR, we have before us a term which has been created, in […] The post Demystifying the Psychological Contract appeared first on .
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Common LinkedIn Profile-Building Questions

    Mike Morrison
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    So you have a LinkedIn profile, and there are many common LinkedIn profile-building questions that this article seeks to address. Networking is the primary way to go about looking for a new job. Spread your net far enough, and you will eventually catch something. LinkedIn is the premiere job networking social media site. It enables […] The post A Comprehensive Guide to Common LinkedIn Profile-Building Questions appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #283 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Office Cartoon 283 “Because my generation cares about the planet!”   Office cartoons Office based cartoons, funnies and humor can help to communicate important messages or tips in a non threatening way. See more office humor   Take a look at some of our products to help develop […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #283 #ff appeared first on .
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  • Employee Performance Reviews

    Parinita Bahadur
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Author: Mark Feldman (Find my Shift) Click Here to visit similar Presentations. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Resume Etiquette

    Parinita Bahadur
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
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  • Be Productive at Work

    Parinita Bahadur
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:24 pm
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  • Further Your Career with a Second Language

    Parinita Bahadur
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
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  • Ask without Fear

    Parinita Bahadur
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Author: Antony Xavier One has nothing to lose but only to gain by asking, but still many people are afraid to Ask because of rejection but they don't realize that they are actually rejecting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    DATIS Blog

  • A Quick Guide to Fringe Benefits

    MJ Craig
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    A fringe benefit is an additional benefit supplementing an employee’s salary. When any type of service is performed for you, you are classified as the recipient of a benefit. On the other hand, when you perform a service for another...
  • On Leadership and “It’s Not You, It’s Me” Syndrome

    DATIS Guest
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    This DATIS Blog Article, “On Leadership and “It’s Not You, It’s Me” Syndrome”, was originally posted by Andrea Pampaloni, Linked 2 Leadership, on June 25th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Several years ago I played recreational volleyball one evening a week. Our volleyball...
  • Making the Most of the Seasons in Life

    DATIS Guest
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    This DATIS blog article, “Making the Most of the Seasons in Life”, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. I like to learn from the lives of others, and one of the things I’ve learned is that...
  • Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance

    MJ Craig
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    New regulations and workforce challenges in today’s business environment can make it feel like we are driving at full speed through a rapidly shifting landscape. In particular, the ACA is proving to be a major roadblock for many organizations. Although...
  • Realizing Your Potential: A Lesson from History

    DATIS Guest
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:16 am
    This DATIS blog article, “Realizing Your Potential: A Lesson from History” was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. I love reading books from different fields. One that I read recently is Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven...
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  • How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Getting employees excited about their work is a challenge that many organizations struggle to meet. The plain reason for this is the traditional approach in which orders are handed down with a direction and there is nothing in this to motivate and excite employees. The key to exciting employees about their work is to communicating with them. This can be done by a simple formula that includes: entertaining them,inspiring them, informing them and directing them. What approach should be used for Inspiring Employees? Combinations of these elements account for certain levels of emotional…
  • Guest Post – 5 Reasons why Employees are Satisfied and Motivated at Work

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:27 pm
    It’s a no-brainer. Every employer seeks to have more productive employees, and the most powerful way to improve productivity at work is to keep employees happy and satisfied. No system, tool or method can be compared with the level of productivity that can be obtained if employees really, honestly, enjoy their work and are happy in the company they work for. Employee satisfaction is one of the important preconditions for long-term business performance of the company, which directly reflects on the quality of its products and services, and therefore the results of its operations. Why is…
  • Business Management Software Allows You to Establish Employee Goals

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Business management software allows you tremendous leverage. It is not just an ordinary HR tool, as it can help your transform the direction of your business through careful monitoring, analysis, conflict resolution, effective employee engagement and ultimately goal fulfillment. Managing your employees effectively is the basis of effectively managing your entire organization. More than the time you give to your clients, you must focus on your employees, and a successful company is not one that gives its clients the highest priority. A company that enjoys long-term success is always one that…
  • Drive Employee Productivity through Building Energy Levels

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Employees need to be kept happy in order for them to remain upbeat about their work environment. Generally speaking, happy employees are more productive, and this is why employers now strive for building a comfortable environment with activity that allows employees to blow off some steam. A happy employee is more likely to be engaged in his or her work. Organizations that understand this principle tend to have employees that are more productive. However, not all employers understand the need for an employee to remain happy. Happiness boosts creativity Happy employees are known to come up with…
  • Acting Our Way for Employee Engagement. Are Incentives the Answer?

    19 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Wherever employees they work, they always work for monetary return according to their work. It is money that they earn that drives them to continue. However, to build their careers and improve upon their skills they need more than that. Incentives always drive individuals to improve their way of working so that they improve on other skills that are associated with their core work. An example of this can be for employees to improve their interpersonal skills based on the prospect of moving into more prestigious positions in the same line of work. Why would an employee need incentives to move…
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    Reward Gateway Blog

  • Tax-Free Childcare Changes You Need to Know About

    Alex Bailey
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    You might have already heard that the Government has delayed their plans for Tax-Free Childcare until 2017.Following the Supreme Court ruling this week, the new scheme (supposed to kick off this autumn) has been delayed until 2017. In its place, you can continue to use the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme. What does this mean for eligible parents and what’s next?Parents can still apply for the current scheme and continue to use it if their employer offers it. Then when the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme comes into play in 2017, parents can choose which scheme they want. As long as…
  • Unexpected ways an engaged workforce will give back.

    Grace Holliday
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    It’s as simple as this; successfully engaging your employees means a happier, healthier, more enthusiastic and more productive workforce. But what about the more subtle, perhaps more surprising outcomes? Here are five ways that a more engaged workforce will in turn become an even greater asset to a company. 1. Volunteering for out-of-hours jobs, mucking in and going above and beyond.Imagine you’ve sent an @Allstaff email out on Friday morning, asking if anyone can stay late that night to move some equipment. What’s the reaction? 70% of staff signing up, or only one or two…
  • How to engage 4 different generations at work.

    Grace Holliday
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There’s been a great deal of talk about the four generations at work over recent years, but there’s a heck of a lot of information out there. Interpretations of how each should be catered to varies massively, but there are four questions you can ask to make sure you engage each generation in the right way. Firstly though, let’s go back to basics.One thing everyone agrees on is that there are a total of four generations of staff at work today (a fifth will be entering soon, but let’s not worry about that just yet!)Millennials, Generation X-ers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists…
  • 3 technology systems HR simply couldn’t do without

    Sarah Millward
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Looking back at a company that has grown so much over the years, there are a few things I question; ‘How on earth did we manage like that?’ An example is our HR database. When it was just one HR person and less than 100 staff we managed by using Excel and then Google Sheets.That was in a time I call ‘BB’ – Before Bamboo.At the time, it all worked really well for the size of company and the type of data we needed. For us today, it absolutely wouldn’t work, but that’s OK, because we moved into the world of Bamboo. 1. BambooIn a nutshell, here’s why I love it and why it…
  • Flexible working. It’s about trust, not paperwork!

    Sarah Millward
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Since June last year, UK employees have the right to request flexible working after having worked with their employer for at least 26 weeks. As the Head of HR at Reward Gateway, I received a mass of emails telling me about these new regulations, which in turn sparked a series of discussions in the HR community about how to manage it. For most of our network, it’s great news all round.The world of work is constantly changing and it’s so important for employers to keep up with it in order to attract and retain employees. We’ve operated a flexible working policy at Reward…
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    Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management

  • 5 things to look for when recruiting via social media

    Team Ceridian
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    The initial challenge of recruiting can be divided into two distinct, equally important parts – first is the step of sourcing, or finding potential candidates for employment, and second is vetting them and evaluating whether they’re a good fit. HR offices everywhere are looking for new, innovative strategies for improving in both of those areas. Today, social […]
  • 5 tips for gaining a competitive advantage in corporate wellness

    Team Ceridian
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    As they search for every possible way to gain ground in the “war for talent,” many of today’s organizations have explored the idea of using corporate health and wellness to gain a competitive advantage. The idea is simple and possibly game-changing – if you can offer better health benefits than your competition, you’ll be more […]
  • 3 strategies for building trust and increasing employee engagement

    Team Ceridian
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    While managers are often consumed by the daily logistical grind of managing people’s hours and juggling their workloads, perhaps their more important focus is the long-term goal of maximizing employee retention and productivity. In order to run a profitable business, any boss needs to maintain a workforce that sticks around and stays productive. Unfortunately, this is […]
  • 5 ways to deliver the recruiting pitch that candidates really want

    Team Ceridian
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Maurice Fernandes, Manager of Employment Brand & Social Media at Ceridian. Most organizations today already have a fairly well established procedure in place for recruiting. They know how to find candidates, engage with them, conduct interviews, make job offers and so on. If you’re running a large enough employer and you’ve handled this procedure enough […]
  • 3 things to do at #SHRM15

    Sara Hill
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    by Sara Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer at Ceridian. Even if your organization is already one of the best and brightest when it comes to human capital management strategies, you can probably still benefit from meeting with other industry experts and sharing some tricks of the trade. Perhaps the best opportunity of the year to do so […]
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  • Who Needs Workers’ Compensation?

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Written and submitted by Rob Griffin, Owner of Swift Creek Insurance From time to time, I get a call from a customer saying he was told by one of his subcontractors that since they do not have employees, or only one employee, that they do not need workers’ compensation. That statement is generally followed up […]
  • Digital Forensics – A Great HR Resource

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    By: Patrick Siewert, Owner & Lead Forensic Examiner, Professional Digital Forensic Consulting, LLC If you normally follow this blog, you know Infiniti HR’s line of business and the employee management services they offer to small business owners. My line of work and expertise in digital forensics is somewhat different. Some would say vastly different. This […]
  • Increase Profits Through Appreciation

    Mindy Flanigan
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Did you know that Employee Appreciation Day was March 4th? Were you ready? Did you do someone nice for an employee? Buy lunch or hand out gifts cards? Considering how hard we work, is it really enough to appreciate your employees only once or twice a year?  A regular thank you could generate a greater […]
  • HR Admin for a Franchise

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

    Mindy Flanigan
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    It is almost TOO easy to make this mistake.  And sadly it is one that small business owners and untrained managers make too often, without realizing the liability that a back payroll tax audit. It only takes one government agency, such as a state unemployment agency to tell you “sorry, there are actually an employee […]
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    Rikka Brandon - Recruiting & Hiring Consultant

  • Improving Employee Retention Starts in the Recruitment Stage

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Ever walk into a room or situation and just feel like you “don’t fit?” Most of us have had the experience of realizing this is just NOT our crowd. That is an uncomfortable enough situation if you are at a 2-hour networking event, but it is significantly more painful to realize that a new job just isn’t the place for you. As employers, we want to position our company and our opportunity in the best possible light, of course. However, we also want to make sure that we are presenting candidates with a true representation of what our company culture really is. Pulling a bait and switch on…
  • Check In’s – A Simple Secret to Management Success

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Did you ever think the secret to success at management could be as easy as simple conversation? Amazing, huh? With just a few words, you can learn a ton about the progress your employees are making on their projects, and whether or not you need to step in. You might already know this stuff. But it’s kind of like diet and exercise… most of us know what to do, but it’s actually doing it that trips us up. Who knew management could be as easy as simple conversation? Amazing, huh? With just a few words, you can learn a ton about where your employees are at. I know you already have simple…
  • How to Talk About Compensation Without Sounding Like a Jerk

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
      Ahh, yes. That awkward money question that everyone’s wondering about but no one wants to ask. We all know that we’d never point blank ask someone we just met at a party – “So, what do you earn in a year?” Yet, as a recruiter, I ask that question many times a day. Wondering how to talk compensation without sounding like a jerk. Get ideas on how to handle the ever sensitive topic of money when you are hiring. So, what does your compensation package look like at (current or last employer)? or So, where are you at now, in regards to compensation? You might be surprised how…
  • Simple, Yet Powerful Interview Questions to Ask

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Someone clever and well known once said “There’s a reason you have two ears and one mouth. You should be listening twice as much as you’re talking.” If you want to master the art of interviewing, you need to know when to talk and when to listen. In direct hire recruiting, a lot depends on “candidate control.” Can you influence your candidate and do you understand their motivations? Successful recruiters have mastered the art of discerning their candidates’ “hot points” and use that information to position the opportunity in a way that will appeal to them. When entrepreneurs…
  • Should You be Doing Background Checks Before You Hire?

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
      Are you running background checks on new hires? If you aren’t – you really should be. Are background checks really that important? Background Checks are a simple and easy way for employers to limit their liability and avoid high-risk hires. I get it. It might seem too complicated, or pricey to run these kinds of tests on every fresh face joining your team. You want to believe you’re a good judge of character, and that you wouldn’t make the mistake of hiring a person with a tendency to stick their hand in the petty cash. However, this really is one of those instances where what…
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  • Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth

    Dr. Kathy Cramer
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you are not growing as a person, you are not growing as a leader. I recently published a six-part series on the heroic journey that awaits leaders who tackle challenges and opportunities in order to achieve greatness for their organizations. Now I want to shine the spotlight of your attention on how your heroic journey can drive personal growth and help you reach your highest leadership potential. The heroic leadership journey calls upon Joseph Campbell’s narrative framework to help leaders see their paths forward and navigate the predictable (and unpredictable) head and tail winds. It…
  • Where Are The Use Cases For IoT In Your Operations?

    Richard Howells
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I previously discussed some of the business benefits that have been identified by business executives in a recently conducted survey. Here I will focus on some of the uses cases being deployed and considered to achieve the top two priorities: increased productivity and improved customer service. The use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) are very broad-ranging, and will vary industry by industry and company by company, based on individual priorities and business challenges. Connected products and things can communicate their condition and how they are used and performing. This data can…
  • For More Motivated Employees … Get Personal

    The Switch and Shift Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you know the names of your employees’ spouses and children? Do you know what hobbies your team enjoys? Have you ever discussed books, movies, or television with your staff? If your answer to any of these questions is no, you could be lacking as a leader. In the Industrial Age, the general rule was to leave your personal life at the door; to avoid becoming friends with your employees. In the Social Age, not getting to know your team on a personal level can harm team morale and productivity. Because today, the best leaders genuinely care. They are open, trustworthy – even vulnerable.
  • 7 Savvy Tips For Making Your Next Employee Your Best Employee

    Susan Wilson Solovic
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Almost 30 percent of the small business owners surveyed in the last NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Report said they had at least one job opening they hadn’t been able to fill. That was one of the highest numbers reported in the last 40 years. If you count yourself among those looking to hire, you may have to do a little more to find the ideal employee than you have had to do in previous years. Review these seven tips and see if you’re missing any opportunities to bring your next MVP onto your team. View recruiting as marketing You carefully tend to the image and increased reach of…
  • Mobile Marketing Automation: A Must For Businesses And MSPs

    Shelly Kramer
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With the proliferation of mobile devices and the development of effective and accessible automation technologies, is this the year mobile marketing automation (MMA) becomes table stakes for business success? I think the implications here are much broader than that, as the managed mobility service market itself is exploding. So not only do businesses need to be paying attention to mobility and automation, managed service providers need to be creating and delivering solutions that facilitate that. Growth for the managed mobility service (MMS) market is predicted to expand at a 30.5 compounded…
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  • Are You a Software Engineer? If so, it’s a Great Time for Your Career!

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    John VanderSande - Principal Consultant, Software Technology Search Career advice Finding a job Hiring trends Interviewing tips for job seekers Job search advice Software The market demand for software engineers is still hot as we head into the summer. Here are the software areas I predict will dominate through the remainder of 2015:Mobile—The growth of mobile development is strong. With the pervasiveness of smartphones and tablets, the number of technology companies building out a “mobile team” to focus on iOS and/or Android development is steadily increasing. Part of this is due to…
  • Software Engineers – Six Things to Consider Before Making a Move to Management

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    Mark Stagno - Principal Consultant, Software Technology Search Career advice Job search advice Leadership & management Software If you are considering leadership in the software engineering field, there are many factors to consider for how to get there, but first, you want to determine if it’s the right move for you.How do I get into management without prior leadership experience?1. Be a known quantity: It’s tricky to go from straight programming to management; like many fields, you need experience to get experience. But, you can get around this conundrum. If you’ve worked with the…
  • Three Common Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    29 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Tracy Cashman - Senior Vice President/Partner, Information Technology Search  Career advice Compensation & salary Finding a job Offers and counter-offers Resigning Burning bridgesIf you have been particularly frustrated at your job and get another offer, it’s tempting to quit without appropriate notice or to use the exit interview as an opportunity to bad-mouth your boss, coworkers or the company. While this may give you some short-term satisfaction, you never know when you might run into these people in the future and your words or actions will come back to haunt you. That…
  • How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

    18 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Tracy Cashman - Senior Vice President/Partner, Information Technology Search  Career advice Compensation & salary Finding a job Interviewing tips for job seekers Job search advice Negotiating salaries When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you…
  • Top 5 Mistakes I See Engineers Make in Their Careers

    5 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Ben Hicks - Partner / Assistant Managing Director, Software Technology Search Career advice Finding a job Job search advice Software Technology #1 – Forgetting that life is about networking, making connections and not burning bridges.  I see too many people who don’t think ahead about how their actions will affect their career in the future.  When you work, you are a part of a team; you have to collaborate, work well with others and be helpful to eachother. The people who tend to find jobs most easily are those who have the biggest networks and positive interactions with their…
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    360 Degree Feedback Tool & Employee Evaluations Software » Blog

  • The 5 Minute Guide to Employee Evaluation for a Daycare

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Is your daycare considering implementing an employee evaluation process? Employee evaluations aren’t just for people who work at large corporations. Even smaller organizations can benefit from assessing the performance of their workers. The thought of carrying out performance reviews at a small business might make managers nervous. They might be thinking, “Doesn’t it take too long to set up? Won’t the process be too complicated?” Neither of these things is true. In about five minutes, you can learn how to perform an employee evaluation for people who work at a daycare. Establish…
  • What We Can Learn from Adobe’s Employee Review System

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In 2011, digital marketing and media solutions provider Adobe made an important decision which had far-reaching ramifications. Donna Morris, the senior executive responsible for the company’s human resources, concluded that its employee evaluation process was flawed. Managers would identify their least productive employees and then fire them. As a result, the company’s best employees were fleeing to other firms to avoid being fired. Morris and her team turned to Adobe’s staff to get ideas about how to improve the way the company assessed its employees. After consultation with employees,…
  • Reasons 360 Degree Feedback for Doctors Makes a Hospital Better

    21 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    When people hear “employee evaluations,” they usually associate the term with corporations. However, performance reviews aren’t just for people who work for companies. They can be quite useful for a variety of situations, including doctors working in hospitals. Although hospitals have methods and tools to evaluate doctors, a 360 degree assessment provides deeper insight into a physician’s performance. Read on to find out the reasons why 360 degree feedback makes a hospital better. 360 Degree Feedback Examines All of a Doctor’s Skills Hospitals generally focus on patient outcomes as…
  • If You’re Doing This, You’re Driving Your Employees Nuts

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Everyone has pet peeves, or something that drives them crazy. As a manager, you might not realize that some of the things you’re doing are aggravating your employees. And your staffers don’t appreciate it. In fact, they might be so unhappy that they’re going to leave the company. Read on to learn more about what it is you’re doing that can drive your employees nuts, and what you can do to stop. Ignoring Employee Achievements In a recent Interact/Harris poll of 1,000 American workers, 63% of respondents said that not recognizing employee achievements was their top complaint about their…
  • How Employee Evaluations Can Save Your Restaurant Money

    15 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    As a restaurant owner and/or manager, you have to place a lot of faith in your employees. They not only determine the quality of your tangible products—the food and drinks you serve—but also operate as brand ambassadors with every action they perform in the presence of our customers. Servers set the tone for the dining experience, and the cooking staff’s work goes straight from the kitchen to the plates of your customers, so it’s important to know who’s helping your business and who’s hurting it. Employee evaluations are a great way to check in on whether your money is…
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    Gild » Hiring & Recruiting

  • 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Emailing Passive Candidates

    Danielle Wood
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    Passive candidates prefer emails that clearly lay out a job opportunity for which they are uniquely qualified. Talent management shouldn’t be cold and impersonal. With the amount of data at the fingertips of modern recruiters, there’s great potential to attract the most qualified and valuable candidates. Today’s recruiting technology extends far beyond job boards and applicant tracking systems, making it easier for companies to connect with candidates through multiple channels, all at the same time. Although email is a communication tool with one of the longest tenures in…
  • What Will Technology do to Talent Acquisition in the Future?

    Danielle Wood
    12 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Technology is slowly changing the way talent management functions. With smart systems, predictive analytics and video job screenings, a lot of tasks that a recruiter would once do now seems redundant. In times of change like this, how does a job recruiter adapt? More importantly, what happens to them, and what role will they fulfill in the coming years? As recruiting software becomes increasingly automated, the answer may lie in the ways that technology cannot replace humans. A matter of strategy There are multiple directions that the talent acquisition field is going, as noted by human…
  • The Power of Mobile in Recruitment

    Danielle Wood
    8 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    Technology has had a major impact on talent management. Tracking systems have been a blessing for many companies that seek to better manage the recruiting and hiring process. In addition, the use of big data has the potential to effectively predict a person’s fit within an organization. However, these changes have not always been shown as beneficial to candidates, and in fact, many feel uncomfortable with these methods. There is one new technological advance that has the potential to not only disrupt the landscape, but also positively impact applicants. By implementing mobile into…
  • Predictive Analytics: The Future of Smart Recruiting

    Danielle Wood
    5 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    As technology advances, one major development that is worth noting is the rise of big data and the advent of analytics in all aspects of life. In human resources, however, there hasn’t been much of an effort to move forward in this field, with many recruiters still relying heavily on paperwork and gut instinct to make hiring decisions. At the same time, the current situation is looking to change in the coming months and years. With a greater interest in becoming more effective in the hiring process, there is also an increasing number of recruiters who are looking to improve the quality…
  • 4 Recruiting Tech Trends to Look out for in 2015

    Danielle Wood
    4 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    Talent management has become more sophisticated over the years thanks to significant advances in technology. The cloud has opened up new opportunities in the form of accessible data anywhere recruiters go, providing a more flexible recruiting strategy. However, as software as a service through cloud computing matures, more hardware and software development is under way that makes recruiting far more effective, yielding candidates that are the best fit for the interests of the company. With this in mind, recruiting managers should be on the lookout for new trends that will impact the…
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  • MyRefers’ list of top 100 HRs on twitter

    Lalit Bhagia
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    Twitter, today, is a form of communication , and to assess influence you really need to know who is first among equals, here. It means identifying power players who socialize and leave a mark by […] The post MyRefers’ list of top 100 HRs on twitter appeared first on Official blog of
  • Growth hacker – An ambiguous hero

    Lalit Bhagia
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    The best way to understand growth hacking and what growth hackers do is to first understand what is meant by the term hacker. A hacker is someone who is more concerned with achieving an objective […] The post Growth hacker – An ambiguous hero appeared first on Official blog of
  • 5 practices on how to run a startup

    Lalit Bhagia
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    Every individual at some point of time must have confronted themselves with the question: would I be better off as an employee? When will I be my own boss? Will I be able to pull-up […] The post 5 practices on how to run a startup appeared first on Official blog of
  • Keep It Simple, Make It Fun

    Lalit Bhagia
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:21 am
     Our elders would tell us that the more simple you make things, the more believable, trustworthy and effective you will be with people.   Perhaps we are beginning to understand why most leaders need a refresh.   […] The post Keep It Simple, Make It Fun appeared first on Official blog of
  • How to Deal with Annoying Co-workers

    Lalit Bhagia
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:31 am
    You must be the most outgoing of the entire lot, right? I don’t deny that, you might be. Doesn’t mean you’ll get along with every man jack there is at work. You too, like most […] The post How to Deal with Annoying Co-workers appeared first on Official blog of
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    The HRIS World

  • MOVE Guides for Your Talent Mobility

    Poppy Marshall
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World As more and more companies go global, the number of employees dealing with relocations to new offices in new places continues to rapidly increase. As those employees undergo the stress of adapting to new living environments, workplaces, and sometimes drastically different cultures and languages, support from HR can be the make-or-break element to a successful transition. MOVE Guides is a company dedicated to optimising that success. We caught up with Marketing Communications Manager Claire Beckenstein, at the HR Tech Europe Conference London last March…
  • FREE NewToHR Webinar Wed 8-Aug: Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact On Business Performance

    Garrett O'Brien
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Our Executive Board member Nicole LeMaire, founder of New To HR, is rolling out her schedule for free webinars, held bi-weekly at 4 pm London time (GMT 0:00). Feel free to share any or all of these great webinar topics and their well known speakers via your online and offline network. This post will be republished weekly as a reminder as well as posted permanently on our Events page… Next Webinar August 5th — Dolphin Barongo, Kenya Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact On Business Performance In today’s working environment we need more of…
  • Open Source HR Software? or Closed Source? Which Shall It Be?

    Garrett O'Brien
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Search With Discernment In our earlier post, Top 5 Open Source Software for Human Resource Management, our contributing author shared 5 great Open Source systems to consider as an option to Close Source Systems. The decision process to use an Open Source System or Open Source Software should not be black and white — like it or not, there is a LOT of grey area of which to be concerned. The good news — usually a lot of grey area is a good sign  of needing to take your time, ascertain your needs thoroughly so you will come out on top. What…
  • LAST CALL for The 18th Annual HR Systems Survey!

    Garrett O'Brien
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Next Tuesday is the LAST DAY of the 18th Annual Edition Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey! BE COUNTED! Complete the 18th Annual Edition HR Systems Survey by Tuesday, June 3oth! New Features for This Year’s Survey Respondents More branching and logic to help you complete the Survey in minimal time A personalized data snapshot filtered by size, industry, or region An advance copy of the Sierra-Cedar 2015–2016 HR Systems Survey, 18th Annual Edition White Paper in early October 2015 The HRIS World invites you to participate in the Sierra–Cedar…
  • Josh Bersin Speaks of “Glocalization” for HR: Fad or Direction?

    Garrett O'Brien
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Editor’s note: Originally published in May 2013, much of what is presented is still highly relevant, especially more so now than then (anyone wanting to contribute something that expands on this can do so by contacting us here). Though the term ‘glocalization’ may be new to many, glocalization has been around for 25 years or so in the commercial industry. A combination of two words (a portmanteau), globalization and localization, defines anything that reflects not only global standards but also local ones as well. Google, Yahoo!, eBay,…
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    MentoringTalent - Mentoring Resouces by Insala

  • How to Make Sure Mentors Are Capable

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    In one of our previous webinars, attendees indicated they qualified mentors in the following ways: It should be said upfront that while it's great that there's a prevalence of managers and executives who are targeting mentors to participate in mentoring programs, that doesn't mean that these selected mentors:Are willing to be mentors in the first placeHave the necessary skills to be a mentor - especially around communicationUnderstand what goals they should be helping to guide their mentees to achieve.That's why those respondents indicating that they either don't qualify mentors (25%) or…
  • How Do You Measure Mentoring?

    2 Jun 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Perhaps the biggest trend that we saw in our 2015 Mentoring Benchmarking Survey (stay tuned for the full report) was the 50-point lead feedback surveys had over any other method when it comes to measuring mentoring program effectiveness.We tend not to get asked "why" anyone should bother measuring mentoring, but "how" it can be done. And we do get that question a lot.We've talked a lot about the value of measuring mentoring both qualitatively and quantitatively, but the fact is that it's oftentimes just easier for organizations to measure qualitatively. That's why seeing that feedback surveys…
  • How to Manage a Transitioning Workforce

    27 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    For all of you who couldn’t get out to Orlando for ATD 2015 this month, here’s a recap of Judy Corner’s presentation.You’re currently investing too much in employees to let that investment go every time an employee relocates, is promoted, or leaves the company entirely. So the question is, how can we handle talent shifting around?When it comes to people leaving the organization entirely, that’s a conversation that corporate alumni programs are handling. But when it comes to the employees that are remaining in the organization, you’re facing three questions:How are you going to get…
  • Women in Presidential Politics: Mentoring in Public Policy

    21 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Run a search in Google for “Hillary Clinton and mentoring” and you’ll find a lot of articles about the many mentors Clinton has had throughout her life. These range from her liberal Methodist minister, to her mother Dorothy Rodham, to her conservative high school history teacher, and beyond.Of course, most of these articles are written for the purpose of linking Clinton to a particular influence or ideology for some underlying political reason.Regardless, the fact that she’s had so many mentors speaks a lot to how she’s been able to become a major player in international politics…
  • Don’t Forget to Promote Your Mentoring Program

    13 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    In a recent webinar, we asked attendees the following question and received the following results:Those results are shockingly polar between “Yes” and “Not Sure.” Our poll questions about how mentoring programs are promoted in organizations generally return a fairly high percentage of people who indicate that they’re “Not Sure” one way or the other how they’re promoting their mentoring program. This indicates the greater overall trend that mentoring programs tend to be very underpromoted in their organizations, and supports our own anecdotal evidence that there tends to be a…
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    Empxtrack's Blog | Ideas for high performing workforce

  • Performance Appraisal Concepts for Dummies

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    What is Performance Appraisal? Performance Appraisal Management involves setting goals, continuous review of progress and improvement of performance, through feedback. (Fig 1.1) (Fig 1.1) This way you can run employee development programs and reward achievements. The closed-loop system creates clarity and alignment to organizational goals and expectations for performance. Case Study Let us look at each of these steps individually to understand the basic performance appraisal problem-solution mix.  For that you need to first familiarize yourself with, John(the Manager) and Janet (the…
  • The Most Epic Employee Motivation Check-list Ever {27 Great Ideas for Free}

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Every year, it’s the same story and you face the same big hairy problem. Your manager needs a hundred new employee motivation ideas to pick from, for the company’s annual strategy presentation. And you are left grappling to find the most effective ones, in record time. These tactics should help you successfully appeal to your people, make them feel like you appreciate and understand their contribution; and thereby earn you some brownie points.So, here is a check-list of EmpXtrack’s all-time favorite employee motivation techniques, to make life just a wee bit easier. If you like what you…
  • Top 7 posts in the HR space ( June 23rd – June 30th)

    Muskan Sachdeva
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:31 pm
    We know that being an HR manager can be particularly taxing – from outlining workplace rules to preventing the next discrimination lawsuit. Wouldn’t you just love it if all the latest in HR news was condensed into a capsule for a quick read? Help us, help you stay updated. Subscribe to our blog posts for the latest updates, every Monday. Alternately, follow us on Twitter for live updates on what’s hot and what’s not in the HR space. 7 Great Questions To Ask An Applicant’s References Why you should read it: Asking these 7 questions to your applicant’s…
  • 8 Gigantic Business Problems that Internal Communication Can Solve

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:02 am
    For many years, the focus of internal communication efforts was only on creation of draft speeches for your CEOs, content for the internal newsletter, or distribution of communication material at your workplace. These are still important, without doubt. But it doesn’t make financial sense for your communications specialist, to spend a large chunk of their time on such low-value activities. Today, you need internal communications not only to create content on time, but also help make strategic decisions and solve business problems. Financial Returns on Internal Communication In business,…
  • Top 7 posts in the HR space ( June 15th – June 22nd)

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    We know that being an HR manager can be particularly taxing – from outlining workplace rules to preventing the next discrimination lawsuit. Wouldn’t you just love it if all the latest in HR news was condensed into a capsule for a quick read? Help us, help you stay updated. Subscribe to our blog posts for the latest updates, every Monday. Alternately, follow us on Twitter for live updates on what’s hot and what’s not in the HR space. 3 Millennial Insights Every Manager Must Know Why you should read it: The most commonly quoted answer to the question, ‘why do…
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