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  • Top 5 HR Blogs of the Week in the #Workplace

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP 5 HR BLOGS OF THE WEEK NLRB. HR AIN’T GOT TIME FOR THAT!:  The NLRB’s new rules governing union elections take effect today. The Board has done public training for employers in the past week, and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin outlined many of the new rules in a memo.  Read More. 4…
  • The Power of First Impressions: Why Onboarding is Crucial to Retaining Employees

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    Imagine your first day on a new job. You arrive and no one is waiting to greet you; or, your HR representative is running late. When you do get started, you are asked to fill out some forms for taxes and benefits, but you don’t receive guidance on your 401k distributions until you prompt your representative. After this, a two minute “welcome” video is played describing the basics of the company and you are then whisked away to meet your team…only to find out that half of them are at lunch and you have no desk and you can’t login to your laptop. The final icing on the cake is that it…
  • Conversations About Employer Branding

    Laurie Ruettimann » Laurie Ruettimann -
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    Not too long ago, I found myself in the restroom at one of the best companies to work for in America. When I went to wipe myself, the toilet paper disintegrated on my skin. It’s one of the greatest places to work in America, and they give their employees one-ply toilet paper. I still can’t get my mind around that. But what am I going to do? Complain to HR? Not every problem is mine to solve. It’s not like those jokers in HR seemed concerned about the bathrooms during a morning session on employer branding, either. In fact, they were moaning about “the lack of…
  • 4 Tools to Monitor & Measure Your Employment Branding Efforts

    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Employment branding is one of the most powerful tools recruiters have available to them today. It’s not only the newest and hottest thing in recruiting but is also one of the most worthwhile things you can do in the race to bring in the best and brightest. Today, recruiting teams are building an overarching strategy for their recruiting and hiring efforts that combines marketing, branding and recruiting. However, there’s a common misconception that many are playing out through their strategy, and that it the belief that employment branding only exists in…
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Sleeping At Work: Lessons From An Alaska Airlines Baggage Handler

    Fistful of Talent
    Jason Pankow
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    In case you missed it, earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines flight leaving my home base airport of SeaTac, quickly realized they needed to turn around. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot began hearing a banging noise coming from the cargo hold of the plane.  The banging was accompanied by yelling.  It was obvious that there was a person IN the cargo hold! What could this be?! Is this person part of a nefarious plot to bring down the plane? Did he sneak on board to sabotage the flight?  Could he be a danger to everyone on board? Nope… turned out he was a baggage worker that decided he…
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  • Top 5 HR Blogs of the Week in the #Workplace
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP 5 HR BLOGS OF THE WEEK NLRB. HR AIN’T GOT TIME FOR THAT!:  The NLRB’s new rules governing union elections take effect today. The Board has done public training for employers in the past week, and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin outlined many of the new rules in a memo.  Read More. 4…
  • The Power of First Impressions: Why Onboarding is Crucial to Retaining Employees
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    Imagine your first day on a new job. You arrive and no one is waiting to greet you; or, your HR representative is running late. When you do get started, you are asked to fill out some forms for taxes and benefits, but you don’t receive guidance on your 401k distributions until you prompt your representative. After this, a two minute “welcome” video is played describing the basics of the company and you are then whisked away to meet your team…only to find out that half of them are at lunch and you have no desk and you can’t login to your laptop. The final icing on the cake is that it…
  • Paternity Leave Workplace Basics
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Paternity leave, leave taken by a father when a baby is born or a child is adopted, is rarely ever a paid form of leave. Though, in some circumstances, more companies are offering new dads paid time, separate from regular vacation time, that may range from a couple of days to a few weeks. Currently, the states of California, Washington and New Jersey have instituted paternity leave bills. What Leave Do You Get? If your employer does not offer any sort of paternity leave options, under the Family Medical Leave Act you are able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave before or after the birth or…
  • Ep 32 – Office Ergonomics with Dr. Scott Schuck
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    Sometimes work can literally be a pain in the neck, back, hip…This year I’ve focused on living a more healthy lifestyle after learning that I had two pinched nerves that were becoming more problematic and painful by the day. I’m not alone in problems like these. Fifty percent of Americans admit to having some back pain that can cost $50 billion annually.  Episode 32: Office Ergonomics with Dr. Scott Schuck On this episode of the Workology Podcast we talk with chiropractor, Dr. Scott Schuck. Dr. Schuck is a personal friend who also happens to be my chiropractor helping me on…
  • 3 Quick Tips About Performance Management Technology
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Replacing traditional performance management processes is a major HR trend. And it’s good to see innovative companies eliminate the numerical rating of people as part of the reengineering. Automating the process is the logical next step.   While managers remain the most critical component in effective performance management, technology streamlines the process and gives management the ability to quickly disseminate goals and objectives throughout the organization. But as with any new technology, there are tricks to making it work well. Technology Improves the Performance Management Process…
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    TalentCircles: Recruiting in the 21st Century

  • Let’s Keep Recruiting Simple, Shall We?

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Recruiting is really pretty simple. Or it should be at least. When you think about it, it’s just the process of finding, selecting and hiring employees to fill open positions at our organizations. We need good people to work at our companies. It’s that simple! And yet, we manage to make recruiting and hiring so complicated and convoluted that it takes nearly two months to fill a single open position at our company. Sure, there are other factors that get thrown into the mix, but at the end of the day, why do we make recruiting more complex than it needs to…
  • 4 Tools to Monitor & Measure Your Employment Branding Efforts

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Employment branding is one of the most powerful tools recruiters have available to them today. It’s not only the newest and hottest thing in recruiting but is also one of the most worthwhile things you can do in the race to bring in the best and brightest. Today, recruiting teams are building an overarching strategy for their recruiting and hiring efforts that combines marketing, branding and recruiting. However, there’s a common misconception that many are playing out through their strategy, and that it the belief that employment branding only exists in…
  • How to Rediscover the Lost Art of Recruiting

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Automation has become an enormous part of our everyday lives, from coffee makers turning on at 6 a.m. sharp to Gmail sorting through emails to Amazon auto-shipping another order of paper towels. Both at work and in our personal lives, we’ve become so reliant on it that we don’t even think about it. It’s just as true in recruiting, where like the rest of the world, we rely automation to drive results, improve productivity and simplify tasks. However, it’s more important in recruiting than possibly anywhere else to remember the basics. The problem with the…
  • How to Grow an Employer Twitter Chat

    10 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Twitter is a unique recruiting tool that just keeps getting stronger. I mentioned in part one of this Twitter chat series that there’s something wonderfully challenging about parsing your message down to 140 characters or less, but it’s what makes Twitter a great recruiting tool and so digestible as we read dozens, if not hundreds (or for some of us, even thousands) of Tweets each day. It’s for that reason that I began holding Twitter chats years ago, and why I still think they’re incredibly valuable in recruiting. They’re simple to host, can be low…
  • The Career Fair is Ripe For Disruption. Here’s How…

    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell We live in a digital age, but there are still some old-school aspects of recruiting that have hung around. Of course, recruiting has deep roots in traditional human interaction and relationships, but there are also endless opportunities for innovation and improvement. One area that I believe is perfectly primed and ripe for disruption is the career fair. There’s nothing more traditional than a career fair, but the world is now digital and it might be time for us to transform the way we look at career fairs so they catch up with all the other technological…
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    Human Resource News

  • Accountable Care Clinical Consultant

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
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    18 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
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    18 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
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  • Food Trucks Association: Sydney vendors unite to redefine the power lunch

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Justin Parry-Okeden and Ian Hudspith lunch on pulled pork rolls from the Monster Roll truck in Queen's Square. It's flattering; hungry masses staring at you and your truck with "dreamy eyes".
  • Texas unemployment rate slips to 4.2 percent during March

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.2 percent in March, marking the seventh straight month of declines due to continuing job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday. Statewide unemployment in February was 4.3 percent.
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  • PBN's 2015 Women Who Mean Business event: Slideshow

    Janis L. Magin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    More than 500 people packed the Monarch Room at The Royal Hawaiian for PBN’s Women Who Mean Business event, where Hawaii’s top 25 women-owned businesses, 15 up-and-coming women in their fields, 10 nonprofit executives and 15 women executives and business owners were recognized for their work. Jennifer Brittin-Fulton of Exceptional Inc. dba Employers Options was named Businesswoman of the Year, for-profit, while Kathy Clark, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital, was named Businesswoman…
  • Exclusive: Aruba on why it signed a huge lease in Santa Clara

    Nathan Donato-Weinstein
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Aruba Networks will soon be a part of Hewlett-Packard. But it’s not being beamed up to the mother ship. The Sunnyvale-based company will move to more upscale digs in Santa Clara after leasing more than 240,000 square feet in two new buildings at 3315 and 3335 Scott Blvd., executives confirmed on Friday. The deal comes just weeks following Hewlett-Packard’s announcement it would buy the Sunnyvale-based wireless networking company for $2.7 billion, but was in the works long before that. The lease…
  • U.S. Steel says 799 workers have been laid off in Fairfield

    Ryan Phillips
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    U.S. Steel Corp. on Friday confirmed that 799 employees to date have been temporarily laid off in Fairfield. Sarah Cassella, a spokeswoman for U.S. Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, told the BBJ on Friday that since March 29, 799 workers have been laid off at both the Fairfield Works and Fairfield Tubular facility. That's in addition to 300 previous layoffs at the company earlier this year. Additionally, Cassella said the company on Friday sent out more federal WARN notices to 1,404 employees across its…
  • Why some Phoenix tech companies chose not to participate in our diversity story

    Hayley Ringle
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Writing a story on the diversity in your community is always a tough proposition. Getting local tech companies to provide specific information is even tougher. In today’s weekly edition, I explore the need for diversity in our local tech scene and what companies are doing to attract more diverse employees. It's a topic that has been recently explored by the national media in Silicon Valley and other parts of the country. I sent out the same email to 21 local tech companies, asking for the number…
  • Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal: How the mega-merger could impact North Texas

    Danielle Abril
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    When Nokia Corp. completes the $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, more than 1,000 employees could be affected. But how things could alter has yet to be determined, said a Nokia spokeswoman. “(It’s) too premature to say what may change,” Carol Dematteo said in an email. Nokia employs about 1,500 people at its Irving office at 6000 Connection Dr. The office houses most of Nokia’s North American leadership team, market services and LTE research and development. Alcatel- Lucent…
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    HR Vendor News

  • Profiles International Releases a White Paper on the Evolution of Talent Acquisition and Recruiting

    HR Vendor News
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Waco, TX. April 2, 2015 -Talent management solutions provider, Profiles International, has released a new white paper titled, Talent Acquisition and the War for Talent. This folio illustrates how talent acquisition and recruitment has evolved over the years and explains how technology has dramatically improved the way companies acquire talent. Successful companies today understand that it is crucial to have a powerful online presence and brand to attract top talent. Talent Acquisition and the War for Talent, analyses the key differences between talent acquisition and recruitment, and includes…

    HR Vendor News
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Aurora, IL – March 24, 2015 – Digi-Me and iHire have formally partnered to launch the new Candidate Expectation video offering from Digi-Me, making it available to employers using iHire’s specialized job boards. Digi-Me’s Candidate Expectation video solution was created to save recruiters time that was previously spent notifying individual candidates of their status during the job application process. The short, customized videos help to set job candidate expectations for the hiring process, leaving them with a clear understanding of timing and next steps, as well as…
  • Talemetry Announces the Hiring of Bill D’Amico as VP HCM Partnerships

    HR Vendor News
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vancouver, BC, March 24, 2015 – Talemetry, acclaimed provider of high performance recruitment marketing solutions for large employers, announced the hiring of former Oracle executive Bill D’Amico. Mr. D’Amico will lead Talemetry’s partnership programs and will initially focus on deepening and expanding relationships with HCM and applicant tracking system providers. “Bill brings high level HCM systems experience along with solid relationships with key partners,” said Jade Bourelle, CEO of Talemetry. “We are excited to add him to the Talemetry team as…
  • Vibe HCM Named A Top Rated Core HR Platform by Software Users on TrustRadius

    HR Vendor News
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    SASKATOON, CANADA (March 24, 2015) cfactor Works Inc. (cfactor), developer of the award-winning Vibe HCM system of engagement, today announced that Vibe HCM was named a Top Rated Core HR Platform for Enterprises by software users on TrustRadius , the leading peer review site for business software. Unveiled in TrustRadius Buyer’s Guide to Core HR Software, the TrustMaps(TM) help software buyers quickly locate the solutions most highly rated and widely adopted by companies of a similar size, and therefore most closely aligned to their needs. Each TrustMap(TM) depicts Core HR products on…
  • Talemetry Announces the Hiring of Bill D’Amico as VP HCM Partnerships

    HR Vendor News
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vancouver, BC, March 24, 2015 – Talemetry, acclaimed provider of high performance recruitment marketing solutions for large employers, announced the hiring of former Oracle executive Bill D’Amico. Mr. D’Amico will lead Talemetry’s partnership programs and will initially focus on deepening and expanding relationships with HCM and applicant tracking system providers. “Bill brings high level HCM systems experience along with solid relationships with key partners,” said Jade Bourelle, CEO of Talemetry. “We are excited to add him to the Talemetry team as…
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  • Ask for What You Need #workhuman

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    I have a dear friend named Teresa. She’s an accountant who operates as my defacto life coach, especially during tax season. I don’t think she knows it, by the way. She saves my life on a regular basis. I get the answers I need by watching her make her way through the world. Good times. Challenging times. Teresa is grateful. She’s gracious. She always gets it right. Obviously her book recommendations are top notch, too. Teresa posted a positive review of The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help. Have you read it? Check it out. It’s good!
  • Conversations About Employer Branding

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    Not too long ago, I found myself in the restroom at one of the best companies to work for in America. When I went to wipe myself, the toilet paper disintegrated on my skin. It’s one of the greatest places to work in America, and they give their employees one-ply toilet paper. I still can’t get my mind around that. But what am I going to do? Complain to HR? Not every problem is mine to solve. It’s not like those jokers in HR seemed concerned about the bathrooms during a morning session on employer branding, either. In fact, they were moaning about “the lack of…
  • The Right Conversations at the Right Time

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    I’ve been writing and speaking and tweeting and screwing around for many years. The first few years were great because I was doing it under the cover of anonymity. I had a full-time job, and blogging was fun. The next few years were different but also fun. I left human resources behind and went waist-deep into the world of marketing, social media and technology. I took a job at an agency to learn new stuff. I built a speaking business. I wrote and retired several successful blogs, which were recognized as “must reads” by major media outlets. But the past few years have been…
  • Crucial Conversations Begin with Love

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    When I was twenty-four years old, my boyfriend (now husband) and I faced an important moment in our relationship. We worked together, and he was being relocated from St. Louis to Chicago. We weren’t married, but the company offered domestic partner relocation benefits. (Pretty nice, right?) Before we made any decisions, we had a whole bunch of awkward questions to answer. Did we want to continue living together? Did I want to move for his job? If we were willing to be domestic partners, why not get married? My boyfriend was older and had an established career. I did not. He was…
  • Marathon Monday: Let’s Hunt Some Orc! #RnRRal

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    All winter long, I ran with a group of runners on a team called “Lord of the Rings,” which was ridiculous because maybe five people had read the books or seen the movies. Most of us were largely clueless about major plot points and characters, but every week we had to chant something from the movie as our rallying cry. Nobody ever really memorized it, but our team captain would always say, “Let’s go hunt some Orc!” I went to cheer for my crew at a local half-marathon, yesterday, and I made a “Let’s Hunt Some Orc” sign. It looked like this. All…
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  • SMMUSD Announces New Director Of Human Resources - Santa Monica Mirror

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    SMMUSD Announces New Director Of Human ResourcesSanta Monica MirrorThe SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Suzanne Webb as the new director of human resources at its April 16, 2015 regular meeting. Dr. Webb has served as principal of Lincoln Middle School since 2008. As principal, she provided ...and more »
  • No. 2 leader, human resources officer leave parent of St. John's Hospital - The State Journal-Register

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    The State Journal-RegisterNo. 2 leader, human resources officer leave parent of St. John's HospitalThe State Journal-RegisterThe second-in-command and the human resources officer have left the parent organization of HSHS St. John's Hospital. Hospital Sisters Health System, based outside Springfield near Riverton, wouldn't say Thursday whether Larry Schumacher, the chief ...and more »
  • Human Resources Conference In Chatham -

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    BlackburnNews.comHuman Resources Conference In“It's a full day of vendors, and sponsors, and speakers, which we are really proud to bring together,” says co-organizer Elise Marenette. “Our keynote speaker is Chantal Vallee from the University of Windsor's ladies basketball team. She's very
  • JCC Administrator Bryan Hill Hires New Director of Human Resources - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    JCC Administrator Bryan Hill Hires New Director of Human ResourcesWilliamsburg Yorktown DailyA local face will step in as James City County's director of human resources starting May 1. County Administrator Bryan Hill said Tuesday he has hired Angie Gilliam, the director of human resources at Busch Gardens, to take over the spot vacated when
  • CWC executive director of human resources announces resignation - County 10

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    CWC executive director of human resources announces resignationCounty 10After more than three years of service to Central Wyoming College, Executive Director of Human Resources Jennifer Rey announced her resignation this afternoon. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation,” Rey said. “When I moved to ...
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  • EEOC finally issues wellness rules: 8 things employers will want to know

    Christian Schappel
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    It took a while, but employers finally have some sold guidance on how to design their wellness program incentives so they don’t violate the ADA.  The EEOC has been promising for a while now to issue rules to clear up the confusion it’s created around what kinds of wellness incentives are legal — and when non-participation penalties become so steep as to render a program “involuntary” and, thus, illegal under the ADA. Well, the EEOC has finally kept its promise, and its new proposed rules outline, in its words, “how Title I of the Americans with…
  • To go where few companies have gone before — a land without managers

    Tim Gould
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Can a company function without bosses?   As you’ve no doubt heard, online shoe retailer Zappos — or at least Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh — thinks so. The company’s been dabbling in a structure called Holacracy (more on that in a second) that encourages personal creativity. But to this point, it’s still had a traditional management setup. As of April 30, that all changes. Hsieh recently sent out a memo decreeing that as of April 30, there will be no more managers at Zappos. And everybody who disagrees with the move can quit and get a fairly nice severance…
  • Employee forced to show mastectomy scars after FMLA leave — or get fired

    Christian Schappel
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    The latest FMLA lawsuit to gain prominence shows the expensive danger of failing to incorporate some form of flexibility in return-to-work policies. In the case, an employee wanted to return to work, but her employer wouldn’t let her until she underwent an unusual medical exam.  Broward Health, which runs hospitals in Broward County, FL, has a policy that requires employees who’ve missed work due to surgery to submit to a medical examination of their wounds before being allowed to return to work. Broward takes this policy very seriously. In fact, its strict adherence to the…
  • Reminder: The states are looking at your pay practices, too

    Tim Gould
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Just a reminder: It’s not just the feds who are on the lookout for wage and hour violators — it’s state authorities, too.   Case in point: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced settlements totaling $970,000 with four current Domino’s Pizza franchisees, who together own 29 stores across New York State, as well as with one former franchisee who owned six stores. The franchisees admitted to a number of labor violations, including minimum wage, overtime or other basic labor law protections, according to Schneiderman’s office. The admitted…
  • Best Employee Evaluation Software – Review Top 10 Systems for 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Employee reviews are arguably the best opportunity an organization has to energize and motivate its employees. For many organizations, though, the process of scheduling, executing and documenting reviews can be incredibly arduous. Performance management software can help modernize and automate the process, but there are so many software solutions on the market, how do you know which one is right for your organization? Let the unbiased experts at Software Advice help. They’ve reviewed more than 50 systems and are ready to help you narrow your search so you can find the vendor that’s right…
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    Complinet HR

  • UK employment jumps, jobless rate lowest since July 2008

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The number of people in work in Britain jumped by its biggest amount in almost a year in the three months to February and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in nearly seven years.
  • FCA: Culture vultures

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Financial Conduct Authority often uses speeches to convey the key messages and themes on which it would like regulated firms to focus, and has consistently communicated its latest thinking on firm culture in this way.
  • EU bank supervisors focus on bonuses, cyber resilience, conduct

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    European Union regulators will focus this year on whether banks are complying with the bloc's new cap on bonuses, and doing enough to withstand cyber attacks and prevent misconduct.
  • UBS set to beef up compliance with 350 staff — memo

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Swiss bank UBS is set to add as many as 350 compliance staff in Nashville and Krakow over the next two to three years, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Friday.
  • The week in HR: Extending the recruitment assault course

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Why don't senior employees join the recruitment assault course? Recent graduates have to complete an obstacle course of assessments, tests, presentations and interviews.
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    Ask a Manager

  • weekend free-for-all – April 18-19, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly non-work only; if you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related open thread on Fridays.) Book Recommendation of the Week:: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Journalist Ted Conover worked undercover as a prison guard at Sing Sing for a year and wrote about daily life for both guards and prisoners. Totally fascinating, and disturbing. If your favorite psychological experiment is the Stanford Prison Experiment (as it is…
  • coworker’s drama-filled personal calls, interviewer refused to interview me, and more

    Ask a Manager
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:03 pm
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Coworker has drama-filled calls with his girlfriend 10 times a day I share an office with two people, Sam and Wakeen. Wakeen takes multiple phone calls from his girlfriend each and every day. She normally calls at least 10 times a day, and she will sometimes call as often as every 15 minutes. The volume of the phone calls alone would be bothersome, but the phone conversations always seem to be drama-filled, and frankly are embarrassing to be forced to listen to. Wakeen does not have a cell phone, so these calls are going to his desk…
  • stop putting your salary history on your resume

    Ask a Manager
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    A reader writes: I was very curious to see what you thought of this document that I found off of a job listing on entitled Resume Tips. I find it very odd that they recommend to have salary and hours listed for every job performed. The specific job I ended up applying for required the hours for each job and volunteer activity listed. I wasn’t quite sure how to format that nicely while leaving other important details on there as well. Well, it looks like they’re talking about applications for federal jobs, which are a whole different ballgame and not at all…
  • how to spot job candidates who will have attendance problems

    Ask a Manager
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    A reader writes: Do you have suggestions on how to screen for employees who will have absenteeism problems and not show up for work? I work in a call center. Most of the folks we hire know what that type of environment is. And yet we still end up terminating people on a regular basis for not showing up for work. It’s extremely frustrating! We do everything we can to make it a fun place to work, and whenever we do hire, we have people recommending that their friends apply, so I like to think it’s not the environment. You can read my answer to this question over at Inc. today, where…
  • open thread – April 17, 2015

    Ask a Manager
    17 Apr 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 – April 17, 2015 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.
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    Compensation Force

  • 2014 Turnover Rates by Industry

    Ann Bares
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In response to the many, many requests received and continuing a long tradition here at the Force, I am pleased to bring you the latest turnover rates by industry, provided to us by CompData Surveys.  The information in the following charts - both voluntary and total turnover rates - has been drawn from CompData's 2014 edition of their annual BenchmarkPro Survey, which features data submitted by nearly 30,000 organizations. Next, a little historic perspective, going back to the first data set we featured here in 2008. As always, special thanks go out to our friends at CompData Surveys…
  • Death Knell for the Merit Matrix?

    Ann Bares
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Bill Kutik hates the merit matrix and I suspect he is not alone. The merit matrix is not dead -- not yet, with recent WorldatWork research confirming that about three-quarters of surveyed member organizations (which tend to be larger, more well-established employers) have a merit matrix in place.  But should it be?  Will it be? In his recent HR Technology column at HREOnline, Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, Kutik (co-chair emeritus of the annual HR Technology Conference and Exhibition), shared his issues with the matrix: As you likely know, it is the paper form (spreadsheet or…
  • Everything You Do in Compensation is Communication: 3/8 of the Compensation Cafe Publishes a Book!

    Ann Bares
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    About three years ago, a trio of cheeky compensation bloggers joined forces around an idea.  The insight that started it all - that everything (and we mean everything) we do in compensation is, in fact, communication.  When we talk and when we stay silent.  When we share details about how plans work and how awards are earned and when we keep it all under wraps.  The reality is that we are sending messages -- inadvertently and often unintentionally -- with every step of the compensation design, implementation and management process. If this is true -- and we believe it is -- then why not…
  • Retention and Rewards: The Double Edged Sword

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

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

  • What Can an Employer Do If an Exempt Employee Fails to Work 40 Hours?

    Evil HR Lady
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    We have a relatively new (4 months) office manager who supervises others. She is our highest paid employee in a 15-person office. Company policies state a 40-hour work week. We understand the exempt laws and having to pay full salary even if they do not work a full day, and so forth. Since her hire, she has not worked one bi-weekly pay period where she wasn’t short up to 10+ hours a pay period. To date, her performance for what she completes is good. However, there is a lot of work to be completed that is her responsibility. Most of the time, she is working short days, so it appears we…
  • How to Hire When Your Company Stinks

    Evil HR Lady
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’ve got two days to file your taxes, so right now you’re probably not feeling all that warm and fuzzy about the IRS. I know I’m not. And this is part of the problem. When you ask a teenager what they want to be when they grow up, they might say, “an accountant!” but the chances of saying, “I want to work for the IRS!” is pretty slim. This is becoming a real problem for the IRS, who wants to recruit Millennials to work for it, and is finding out that Millennials don’t want to work for them. Why? Because the IRS not only does work that makes…
  • Boomer vs Millennial: What You Need To Know About Training Across Generations

    Evil HR Lady
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Your Millennial employees are so techy, they’ll just learn organically. Wait, what? Discussing generational stereotypes and the need to conduct training across all groups. Make sure to check your assumptions. One of the awesome things about hiring Millennials is that you can save a fortune in technical training costs. After all, they practically came out of the womb knowing how to run a computer. It’s so much easier than those Gen Xers or, worse Baby Boomers, who you have to thoroughly train on each new system, right? Well, if that doesn’t get your stereotype hackles up,…
  • Can I please take a lunch break?

    Evil HR Lady
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    I was just reading a great article you wrote titled Can you be fired for skipping lunch. I have a question that has been pestering me for a while. I am an hourly worker and it’s normal for all my team members to work through lunches. Sometimes we take a 15-20 minute lunch maybe once or if lucky twice a week. Now, we do get paid overtime for working through lunches, but I’d rather have my lunch so I can calm my nerves? I really don’t care about the overtime pay. My question is, is this legal or even ok to work an 8 hour shift with no lunch? First of all, sucking up to me gets…
  • Can Companies Cut Salary When I Move to a New Location?

    Evil HR Lady
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    To keep things short and simple, I work at a corporate business. When I first started working, my hourly wage was X, then I transferred stores (and regions) and my hourly wage was lowered to Y due to “cost of living and change of work status”. By meaning of work status, they said I was “fired” and “rehired” to accommodate the status. With that, my pay was dropped from X to Y even though through the company my hire date has NOT changed. This occurred 4.5 years ago. I’ve missed out on my actual wage pay (the math puts it at roughly $6,000). Can I do…
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    Fistful of Talent

  • What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

    Ben Olds
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    We all have them—those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10 of these “A-players,” with little trouble differentiating between them and the “B-players” who are solid employees and coming along nicely but clearly in a different league. All of us could likely accomplish more if we had more A-players in our organizations. But how do we increase the proportion of A-players? I could spout off a bunch of advice, but let’s face it: I don’t really know. These A-players are like…
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Sleeping At Work: Lessons From An Alaska Airlines Baggage Handler

    Jason Pankow
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    In case you missed it, earlier this week, an Alaska Airlines flight leaving my home base airport of SeaTac, quickly realized they needed to turn around. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot began hearing a banging noise coming from the cargo hold of the plane.  The banging was accompanied by yelling.  It was obvious that there was a person IN the cargo hold! What could this be?! Is this person part of a nefarious plot to bring down the plane? Did he sneak on board to sabotage the flight?  Could he be a danger to everyone on board? Nope… turned out he was a baggage worker that decided he…
  • Paul Hebert talks Crowdsourcing Employee Engagement Plans

    Paul Hebert
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    I’m out on the road this week in Denver at the Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA) Expo and University Event. The EEA is an organization focused on driving engagement practices across the enterprise – not just employees – but with vendors, partners, customers, resellers. Their point of view is that engagement is, to use a probably overused term, holistic. Adopting an engagement “mindset” around the entire business brings a much better organization for anyone associated with it. I think they are on to something. I’m here because I wrote one of the chapters in their book,…
  • Close The Damn Window

    John Whitaker
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Is your company still talking about Diversity as a Human Resources objective? We love to talk it, and we try to walk it; we promote it, and we love to include it in our mission statements and job postings. We tout diversity in our recruiting messages, on our website, and always manage to use images on our collateral material to represent the rainbow of employees we have. How long has HR been beating this drum? It seems to me that people are tired of hearing about it…”diversity” has been the roll-your-eyes topic in meeting rooms for quite some time. We’ve literally branded…
  • Laurie Ruettimann talks Conversations About Employer Branding

    Laurie Ruettimann
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Not too long ago, I found myself in the restroom at one of the best companies to work for in America. When I went to wipe myself, the toilet paper disintegrated on my skin. It’s one of the greatest places to work in America, and they give their employees one-ply toilet paper. I still can’t get my mind around that. But what am I going to do? Complain to HR? Not every problem is mine to solve. It’s not like those jokers in HR seemed concerned about the bathrooms during a morning session onemployer branding, either. In fact, they were moaning about “the lack of spend” on external…
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    Flip Chart Fairy Tales

  • Flip Chart Cat

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Our ancient cat died this week at the grand old age of 22 and 2 months. Apparently, that’s equivalent to a human being reaching 104. Born in Brixton on 7 February 1993, she was one of a litter of five. My wife and I adopted two of them. The ginger tom we named Nelson, after the red-haired bassist in New Model Army. The long-haired female tabby we named Joolz after the poet Joolz Denby. That tells you something about the sort of music we were listening to at the time. Nelson turned into a right bruiser, weighing about 15lb, but he died in 2001. His sister, though, went on and on.
  • Buccaneering Britain

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    “The absence of productivity growth in the seven years since 2007 is unprecedented in the post-war period,” said the ONS after its figures showed yet another fall in productivity. Whichever way you measure it, it’s rubbish. It’s not only rubbish when compared to past performance, it’s pretty bad when compared to most of the other G7 economies. We closed the gap during the 1990s and 2000s only to see it open up again after the recession. Chart via IFS LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance published a pre-election briefing on productivity a couple of weeks…
  • NHS: The elephant in the public spending room

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am
    Yesterday’s FT headline announced that the NHS has a bigger hole in its finances than we thought because it hasn’t made the efficiency savings the politicians were banking on. The National Health Service is facing an even bigger financial “black hole” than politicians and health leaders have acknowledged, following a sharp fall in productivity revealed in an analysis of official data for the Financial Times. The research, carried out by the Health Foundation, an independent think-tank, shows that despite an inflation-protected budget, hospital productivity tumbled from 2012 as…
  • Don’t panic, Britain is not becoming ungovernable

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    The reaction to Thursday’s leadership debate was far more entertaining than the programme itself, as politicians and the commentariat struggled to come to terms with the sight of seven party leaders slugging it out on TV. Frustratingly, no-one could work out who had won so everyone claimed victory. The trouble is, our political system has been built on the assumption that one of two major parties will get a working majority. The anxiety of the week between the 2010 election and the emergence of the Coalition showed that the UK had no idea how to do multi party politics. Judging…
  • The decline in training: Are migrants giving employers a free ride?

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    At the Resolution Foundation’s pay event last week, someone asked a question about immigration. Alison Wolf was leaving but, just as she was on her way out she remarked that, while immigration might not have had an impact on wages, it has reduced the amount of training given by employers. Well you can’t leave a comment like that hanging so I had a brief Twitter conversation with her afterwards to make sure that I’d heard her correctly. I had. There was, she said, a huge drop in employer training well before the crash and that a link to immigration is consistent with the…
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  • The Decline of Corporate Elitism

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    When I was a kid, I always hoped and dreamed that I would get into one of those Ivy League schools. Unfortunately, I was a disaster of a student (and a ridiculously undisciplined Asian student to boot). Yes, I had well over a 4.0 GPA, took 26 total AP classes in high school, but I really succeeded by my ability to test well. I never studied, barely did my homework and didn’t read assigned texts. In short, I just happened to be really lucky. But I also didn’t have the drive that it takes to get into one of the elite institutions of higher learning. Those schools, like Harvard, Yale,…
  • What the Meta?

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    In the world of HR, the ability of HR practitioners to grapple with data and glean insights has been suspect by business leaders for a long time.  There are a variety of reasons for this from the lack of sufficiently high data quality, to insufficient HR practitioner skills to analyze data, to the lack of funding to implement analytical technologies and capabilities.  Whatever the reasons, HR has not proven to the business that it can deliver insights that have high impact for business leaders and the things they think about on a daily basis. In HR’s pursuit to get better at catering…
  • Applying the Cheat Code

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    I’m pretty hopeless in most games.  There are always levels, other people to compete against, and too many tasks to get done.  Inevitably, I run out of patience before I reach the top state, or I realize I’m not very good at the game and I just give up due to incompetence.  The wonderful thing about many games is the “cheat code.”  The cheat code often gives a specified commodity that might be useful in helping a player reach that top state.  The cheat code might come in the form of unlimited gold to but things, extra power for killing things, or even the ability to jump levels.
  • HR Technology Conference 2014: HCM Roundtable

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Every year we’re trying to figure out what’s next.  7 years ago, I started hearing about social HR everywhere, but the market really wasn’t ready.  Every HR organization thought that social was a bad idea, with personal privacy challenges looming to kill any social enterprise initiatives.  2 years ago, we all took for granted that social was going to be a part of our businesses, and this year it really seemed like social finally became its own and is permeating many of our HR processes and technologies.  It lonely took 7 years after the vendors and advisor market predicted it for it…
  • Get Over the Cloud

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    I think it was back in 2004 that I was writing about “”  PeopleSoft had just gotten acquired by Oracle, and Dave Duffield was sitting around with $1B but no job.  At the same time, SuccessFactors was building up some pretty good steam, about to start having bad implementations because their stuff was so much cooler than everyone else’s that their deployments could not keep up with the sales.  RecruitMax had made their conversion to Vurv which was then bought by Taleo (if memory serves me correct).  It was also around 2003 or 2004 that I got my first work issued…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • {Video} @RDConsultingIN interviews me for @Social_Samosa #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Ritu David interviewed me about my social media journey during the Social Media Week at Bangalore on my blogging and social media journey.Here's the video:) Hope you like itIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director - Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.Here are my top few thoughts on the need for employer branding:Why is it important?Attracting great talent biggest challenge (Randstad Report)Brand Image and company reputation play most important (Aon Hewitt, LinkedIn India survey)New communication / media platforms require organizations to build their presence across a variety of media platformsEmployer Branding strategy helps in attracting better culturally fit…
  • The @LinkedIn video: How to get a job at @Flipkart

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    So my colleague Vamsi and I were interviewed by folks at LinkedIn as part of their campaign with MTV India's #GetAJob on what it takes to get a job at Flipkart using LinkedInSo here's the video :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The 3000th blog post - reflections on 13 years of blogging

    Gautam Ghosh
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    So I thought I would blog on something special for this post, but then I realised that maybe this should just be a "looking back" post. And as my friend Steve Levy suggested on Twitter @GautamGhosh Or you can write about the pros & cons of being an early adopter of anything #HRtech – imagine getting into LinkedIn today— Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) March 24, 2015I wandered into blogging by accident - as I guess most of us who discovered blogging in 2002 did. The pros outweighed the cons. You were part of a small community of bloggers and read each other's blog posts.Being part of a…
  • Stop the spam on LinkedIn !

    Gautam Ghosh
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    I loved LinkedIn. Really. I was an early adopter. My membership number is 18770. (you can find yours by going to your profile page - it's the number after )I was on LinkedIn before you had profile pics :) But I am getting nostalgic about the good ol' days. But of late, many people are falling for spam on LinkedIn. No, I don't mean those mathematical puzzles (though they are irritating too) or "see the letters and the first word will tell.." (ditto). If you're a connection of mine that responds to either one of those there's only one thing I do, I…
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    Profitability Through Human Capital

  • How HR Can Transition from Business Partner to Business Leader

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    I have the honor of being a writer for Halogen's TalentSpace blog.  I have written a two-part series on HR Business Leadership.  I believe HR can be a business leader that just happens to be great in HR!Click here to read part one.
  • What’s Your Super Power?

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

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

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

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

  • You Should Always Be #Recruiting – Friday Distraction

    Sharlyn Lauby
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Forbes recently named Kronos one of America’s Best Employers, and as one of America’s top 25 places to work in IT, Internet, software and services. Enjoy the post!) We’ve been talking for a while about the growing challenges in finding the best talent. The discussion is starting to yield numbers. There’s a really good article over at titled “Another Sign of Tighter Labor Markets: Time to Fill Rates Getting Longer.”…
  • The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Can Save Your Business Money

    Sharlyn Lauby
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    In the book “The Cobler of Preston,” Christopher Bullock wrote the famous line, “’Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” As sure as we are about paying our taxes, one thing we’re often unsure about is getting tax relief. That’s why I wanted to share some information about a tax credit opportunity I learned about. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is not a new program. It’s a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups. But did you know that it was on hiatus in 2014, and after a short renewal, is in…
  • Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

    Sharlyn Lauby
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. They have just launched a new online resource center to showcase research and analyst reports on HR technologies to help HR professionals leverage employee data in business decisions.) Business leaders today are faced with a long list of talent decisions. Every day, they have to decide: Who should we hire? What is the best use of their talents (as a full-time, part-time or contractor)? Who should we include in the succession plan? How should we…
  • Will Technology Replace Recruiters – Ask #HR Bartender

    Sharlyn Lauby
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    We talk about the importance of being technology savvy and the increasing use of technology in business. It stands to reason that embracing technology needs to be part of our job description. But does that mean we should be concerned about technology making our jobs obsolete? That was the question I received recently from a reader: What actions should recruiters take to make sure technology doesn’t make our roles obsolete? So I reached out to some colleagues whose roles touch both recruiting and technology to get their take on what’s happening in the profession. Steve Boese is…
  • Forgetting to Monitor – Friday Distraction

    Sharlyn Lauby
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    Implementation is not the final step in a process. Just about every process model I’ve ever seen has a final step called monitoring (or evaluation, or something like it). It’s that final piece in a process where you look at what you’ve implemented, evaluate it, and make tweaks for improvement. While the words do mean something slightly different, you get the point. After creating something, you have to monitor progress. Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminded me of the days when I had to forecast and reforecast budgets. Sometimes multiple times within the same…
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    Symbolist Intelligence

  • Crowdsourcing Employee Engagement Plans

    paul hebert
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
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  • Do you KISS your employee engagement? I think you know what that means…

    paul hebert
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
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  • Is Face-2-Face Passe? Are We Done Being Human at Work?

    paul hebert
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
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  • What Some of You Missed Today

    paul hebert
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
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  • Have Horrible Bosses Created the Business Coaching Industry?

    paul hebert
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
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    Steve Boese's HR Technology

  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 210 - LIVE from Equifax Forum 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    HR Happy Hour 210 - LIVE from Equifax Forum 2015 Recorded Live from New Orleans on Wednesday April 15, 2015 Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese Guests: Dann Adams, Mike Psenka, Scott Collins, Equifax Workforce Solutions Listen to the show HERE This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish recorded a special show LIVE from the Equifax Workforce Solutions Forum 2015, an annual event for Equifax customers and community. We were joined by Dann Adams, Mike Psenka, and Scott Collins from Equifax for a fun, informative, and wide-ranging conversation on some of…
  • WEBINAR: Five Ways to Make Learning Matter at Your Company

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Never stop learning. The day we stop learning is the day we head out to pasture. It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts. <insert your favorite 'learning' cliche here> You get the idea... But I'm not breaking any new ground here when I remind you that in modern life and business, the shelf life of acquired knowledge is now pretty short, and getting shorter all the time. Technologies come and go, popular services rise fast until suddenly a 12-person app company is worth billions, and then six months later they're dust - replaced in the public's imagination by the…
  • Not Haunted

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    Take a look at the pic on the right side of this post. A 'For Lease' sign spotted in the French Quarter in New Orleans the other day. Pretty funny and clever bit of advertising by the leasing agent. It is always kind of refreshing to see something so familiar, like a 'For Lease' sign, taken in a slightly or even entirely new direction. 'For Lease' signs are everywhere, they tend to kind of blend in to the surroundings like so many other aspects of the urban landscape. But this one, with the 'Not Haunted' sign stood out. In fact, in the five minutes I was standing near the sign, at least 4 or…
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 209 - Castlight and Enterprise Healthcare Management

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    HR Happy Hour 209 - Castlight and Enterprise Healthcare Management Recorded LIVE from the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference April 9, 2015 Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane Guest: Maeve O'Meara, VP Products Castlight Health Listen to the show HERE  US organizations spend about $620B annually on employee health and benefits programs and up to 30% of this enormous spend is wasted according to some estimates. For most employers, health and benefits is a Top 3 cost, but most have also only managed these as costs, i.e., as needing to be controlled, managed down, and to be shifted…
  • By the time you catch Google as a 'Top Place to Work', it may already be too late

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Here's a quick note of caution for any employers chasing 'Top' of 'Best' of 'Most Amazingly Fantastic' organizations to work for lists - the kinds of lists that are almost always topped by legendary companies like Google, courtesy of a recent piece on Business Insider titled In terms of 'prestige', Google is now a 'tier-two' employer, says recent Comp-Sci grad. A quick excerpt from the piece, then some comments from yours truly, (it is my blog after all): When Google offered a recent grad from a top CS program a job, the new grad said no. That despite monthly compensation of $9,000,…
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    Capital Jobs

  • OPSC Online Application 2015 For Lecturer in Government Homeopathic Medical Colleges, Odisha

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    OPSC Registration 2015 For Lecturer in  Homeopathic College - OPSC Online Application 2015 For Lecturer in Government Homeopathic Medical Colleges, Odisha | Odisha Public Service Commission ( OPSC ) has issued an Advertisement No 1 of 2015-16 for the recruitment of Various Lecturee in Government Homeopathic Medical Colleges, Odisha Group - B of Homeopathic Medical & Education Service under
  • Jobs in Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), Chennai - April 2015

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) (A group Company of Indian Oil) invites online application from eligible candidates for the below given 104 posts. Read below for more details. Job Description: Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Chemical) Vacancy : 59 posts Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Mechanical)  Vacancy :  26 posts Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Electrical) 
  • Jobs in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur - April 2015

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur Takyelpat, Imphal (Manipur) - 795001 invites applications for the faculty post. Read below for more details. Job Description: Post : Professor Vacancy :  05 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 37400-67000 AGP Rs. 10500/- Post : Associate Professor : Vacancy :10 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 37400-67000 AGP Rs. 9500/ Post : Professor Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-3910 AGP Rs.
  • Jobs in Centre for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC), Noida

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:46 am
    Centre for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC), Sector-62, Noida – 201307 invites application for the various Project Engineer / Manager / Associate posts on contract basis initially for 3 years for its various projects. Read below for more details. Job Description: Post : Project Manager – I : Vacancy : 04 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 64000 - 119200/-, Age Limit  : 40 years Post : Project
  • Odisha Postal Recruitment 2015 - Online Registration & Application Form

    Mohammed Jahid Khan
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Direct Recruitment Of Gramin Dak Sevak In Postal/Rms Divisions  Of Odisha Postal Circle Odisha Postal Circle has issued a recruitment notification for the Recruitment Examination of GRAMIN DAK SEVAK (GDS). There are total 520 Postmaster & 49 Other vacancies . The vacancy is notified by Postal Directorate letter No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS and 17-39/6/2012-GDS dtd
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    Labor & Employment Law RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • Department of State Releases May 2015 Visa Bulletin

    Morgan Lewis
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Cutoff dates for EB-3 Philippines retrogress by six years and nine months, cutoff dates for EB-5 China retrogress by two years, cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by seven and a half months, cutoff dates in the EB-2 China advance by 14...By: Morgan Lewis
  • NY Attorney General’s Office Begins Campaign Against Scheduling Practices of Large Retailers

    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    In letters sent to 13 large retail chains on April 10, the New York State Attorney General’s Office has questioned the lawfulness of a scheduling practice known as “on-call shifts,” and has requested wide-ranging information and documents. In so...By: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Tech Industry Bulletin

    Buchalter Nemer
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    In this Issue: - Corporate: Negotiating Strategies for the Sale of Technology Companies - Intellectual Property: Crowdfunding and Confidentiality for Tech Start-Ups - Real Estate: An Introduction to Leasing For Start-Ups - Insolvency:...By: Buchalter Nemer
  • Can French Employees Wear Unrestricted Religious Symbols in the Workplace?

    Morgan Lewis
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    The French Supreme Court provides guidance to employers in France on how to deal with employees who wear religious symbols in the workplace....By: Morgan Lewis
  • SEC Launches Investigation into Employment Contracts that Prevent Whistleblowing

    Whistleblower Law for Managers
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    A February 25 article in the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will begin investigating the kinds of agreements that certain companies make with their employees. The article states that the agency has...By: Whistleblower Law for Managers
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    RoundPegg Blog

  • #TBT: Millennials in the Workplace

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    A collection of some prior posts about millennials and their unique place in the world of work. Topics include how to work with them, what they want, and whether or not they're really so different from previous generations. We’ve done a couple pieces on Millennials that we think are worth a read. You can check out some brief synopses along with the links to their respective posts below.Culture Through the AgesSome generational characteristics (or stereotypes, I suppose) may be true to some degree, but just like any employee from any age bracket, there are simply certain things that…
  • Tenet 3: Culture is Bottom Up and Top Down

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In terms of how things get done within the company, we have to pay attention not only to the culture that the leadership desires, but also to who makes up the company and whether their values are aligned with those that the leadership has set. Last week we wrapped up RoundPegg Tenet 2. Everyone Contributes to Culture. This week we are going to talk about how culture also comes from the bottom up and not just top down and then later this week, how that relates to Millennials. Tenet 3: Culture is Bottom Up and Top DownIn order to understand RoundPegg’s take on culture, the first thing you…
  • #TBT: Workplace Culture Wins the World Series

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    For this week's throwback Thursday, we wanted to re-hash this lesson: elite skills don’t guarantee a player’s, and ultimately a team’s, success. Cultural fit, even in professional sports, proves to be vital. Baseball is back in full swing and we're excited for the Rockies Opening Day Tomorrow!Like all team sports, baseball serves as an example to prove that the importance of cultural alignment is not just confined to cubicles and conference rooms. Check out Mike Horan's (@HoranMikeS) #TBT blog post from 2013 about the Red Sox winning culture and what can go wrong if culture is not…
  • The Importance of Being Early: Culture Data First

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In a world that involves multiple people working and communicating together to achieve such goals, understanding one another in relation to the goal can have a dramatic effect.Companies constantly assess priorities against strategic objectives to make sure they’re working on the highest impact activities. Anything that’s not seen as a contributor towards those goals is discounted or tossed aside as an albatross to progress. There are many theories around list management, organizational effectiveness, tying activities to objectives that run rampant in the organizational self improvement…
  • 4 Lessons from Person-Environment Fit Research [Slideshow]

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Put simply, Person-Environment fit (or P-E fit) has to do with the degree to which personal and environmental characteristics match, and what outcomes may stem from that relationship.There is a body of research around Person-Environment fit led by Dr. Amy Kristof-Brown that takes a deep look into the compatibility between an individual and a work environment that occurs when their cultural values are well matched. We can learn specific lessons about how individuals can thrive in the workplace from each of the 4 types of person-environment fit: Person-Job Fit (PJ Fit): fit…
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  • 6 Great Ways to Recruit an All-Star Team for Your Startup

    Menaka Ramakrishnan
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    It can get difficult to hire the best in the market and build a great team when you’re a startup, mostly due to budget and resource constraints. But who said attracting top talent was solely based on your compensation packages? Building a brand as an employer of choice and creating a workplace that is fair and nurturing is equally as important as compensation when it comes to hiring the best professionals. Here are 6 ways by which you can recruit a top team for your startup: 1. Build your brand Five in 10 professionals in the Middle East want to work for a company where they feel they are…
  • خمس عادات تساعدك على تغيير حياتك نحو الأفضل

    Juan Kurdi
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    في الواقع، ان التصرف بطريقة ايجابية ليس في غاية الصعوبة. اليك 5 نصائح تساعدك على تحسين حياتك واكتساب عادات جديدة: 1. انظر الى الجانب المشرق 2. كن ممتناً للأمور التي تمتلكها 3. استمتع بالأمور البسيطة 4. لا تيأس 5. تأمل
  • The 5 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life Forever

    Juan Kurdi
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    You’ve heard this sentence before, and probably most of you don’t actually buy it, and I know you’re thinking it’s a hard thing to do, but staying positive is the right thing to do. Staying positive is not as hard as you think it is. Below are 5 easy things that you can do in order to improve your day-to-day life and hopefully turn them into habits with time: 1. Look at the bright side So here’s the thing. There are always going to be circumstances in your life over which you have no control. There will be disappointments, things and people who are going to let you down, and…
  • أسوأ نصيحة يمكن تقديمها لشخص غاضب

    Tremaine Du Preez
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    1. لا تقل: “لا تدع  مشاعرك تسيطر عليك” 2. لا تقل: “سأشعر بالغضب أيضاً لو قال لي ذلك الأمر” في الواقع، تستمر النوبة الأولى الذي يسببها هرمون التوتر (مادة كيمائية) لمدة 90 ثانية. الا أنه يمكنك بعد ذلك السيطرة على مشاعر الغضب، فالاستمرار في التفكير بطريقة سلبية يحفز دماغنا على الشعور بالغضب، وبالتالي افراز المزيد من هرمون…
  • أفضل نصيحة للنجاح في وظيفتك الأولى

    Zeina Issa
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    اليك 5 نصائح لمساعدتك على النجاح في وظيفتك الأولى وتسهيل عملية انتقالك من مرحلة الدراسة الى العمل: 1. أحب عملك في مجال عمل يختلف تماماً عن مجال دراستك. في الواقع، إن 2. لا تفقد شغفك وحماسك في العمل 3. تمتع بالمرونة نظراً لكونك حديث التخرج، قد يطلب منك أداء مهام لا تتعلق مباشرة بوظيفتك. لا تخشَ المخاطرة والقيام بمهام جديدة، فقد تساعدك…
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    HR Transformer Blog

  • HR in a time of Brilliant Technologies

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    We are indeed living in a time of ‘Brilliant Technologies’.   I studied Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence back in the mid ‘90s. The multi-disciplinary researchers dreamt about natural language comprehension and powerful AI computing power.  Fast forward 20 years and they would be delighted to meet ‘Miss Siri and Mr Watson’.   I am passionate about the impact of technology in organisations and have written about the role of automation in a HR Tech Europe blog article, ‘HR Robots: Transformers in Disguise?’  However,…
  • Will the Cloud have a Silver Lining for HR Outsourcing ?

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Organisations have had to respond to the seismic shifts in the economy with the increased use of contractors, zero-hours contracts, interim resources, partnership arrangements, consultants and outsourcing to weather the storm. This process has also been mirrored in the HR world as HR directors scrutinise how to source current skills needed to deliver HR services.   Outsourcing started out as a necessity of 'doing more for less' and has increasingly become standard practice, with many organisations using outsourcing to drive efficiencies. However, before outlining why outsourcing…
  • HR Change and Transformation 2014

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:58 am
    This has to be the most interesting time to be working at the intersection of HR, organisation development and technology.    Leading change in 2014 includes responding to growing markets, geographical expansion, mergers & acquisitions and cross-cultural leadership across 5 generations. The importance of effective leadership, talent management and high employee engagement has never been so great.   There is a lot of buzz around technology as a driver for change in areas such as talent identification and development and workforce productivity. Its use can span all areas of…
  • Will HR in the Cloud kill HR Outsourcing ?

    10 Dec 2013 | 1:58 pm
                        Will ‘HR in the Cloud’ kill the HR Outsourcing industry  ?   Or, are the claims of the HR Technology industry in ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ ?   In Aristrophanes play, ‘The Birds’, written in 414 BC, “Cloud Cuckoo Land” was an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect.   In our 2013 HR play, Ms HR Vendor helps the trusting Ms HR Director erect a perfect HR operating model in the clouds.   For HR Directors, this has the appeal of…
  • 6 Key Questions to Ask before HR Outsourcing

    7 Nov 2013 | 5:09 am
                          The HR Outsourcing industry is alive and kicking.     Last year we highlighted the Most Important HR Outsourcing Contracts of the last 2 Years,  which highlighted large contracts and renewals in South America and Europe.  Next week I will be attending the 2013 HRO Today Forum, in London, where I expect to hear news of new contracts and developments in the world of HR Outsourcing.   I am particularly looking forward to the panel discussion “From Transactional to Transformational, Next…
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    The Human Resources Field Guide

  • To Quote Nappy Roots

    Erik Smetana
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    "We're gonna have a good day..." And today was one of those days, one in a string over the last couple of months for my team(s) - as I mentioned in my last post, our HR Communications & Education team won an Excellence Award from the IABC, this followed their submission (and acceptance) of their presentation on change management to the midwest and southern regional conferences of CUPA-HR. Two more of my teams (People Data and our HR Service Center) had presentation acceptances for the midwest regional CUPA-HR conference as well... then today happened, we got word that all THREE groups are…
  • I Get to Work With Smart People Who Win Prizes

    Erik Smetana
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    I am fortunate to work with several great teams in my current role - one of those groups that I've had the great opportunity to lead over the last 18 months is our HR Communications team (they'll soon be transitioning to a new director in an expanded internal communications role, largely in part because of their display of great work during the last year highlighting our larger needs and opportunities). It's one of those functions where I mostly try to stay out of their way because they're awesome at what they do, and that awesomeness was recognized this week by the International Association…
  • Infographic: 'Tis The Season

    Erik Smetana
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The office holiday party can be a highlight of the winter season or a dreaded "event" depending on where and who you work with; and if you work in my office its planning and logistics are a form of initiation if you've joined our team since the previous year's celebration. With that in mind as I watch my colleagues and employees ramp up for this year's party, I wanted to share the following infographic courtesy of Tiny Prints to help party planners new and old as they choose between catered or potluck, ugly sweaters, onsite or off, and the multitude of other decisions that go into a…
  • Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three

    Erik Smetana
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a matter of honesty, I'm historically awful when it comes to test preparation. It's one of those areas that despite knowing the criticality of being at my best, I tend to be lackluster. Give me a project or a team to lead or a strategic challenge and I'm nose down, laser focused, full-on ninja mode. Give me an exam, I start skipping through fields of pretty flowers a la Sound of Music in my head looking for anything to do that isn't test preparation. This bad habit has been with me since high school when I was fortunate to not need extensive prep time for most of my classes, it carried…
  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this number reflects nearly half of the degrees earned in the legal industry, women today still face many disparities in income and promotion opportunities, with women lawyers only earning 87 percent of men’s salaries.In order to raise awareness around the opportunities to bridge the gender gap in the legal industry and to address positive gains,…
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    Free Human Resources Magazines and Downloads from

  • Business at the Speed of...Paper?

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Attracting & retaining talent are two of the most important functions of an HR organization, but paper has a nasty habit of tying up HR resources and keeping them from adding strategic value to the business. What's more, new and existing employees must often wade through stacks of paper at various times throughout their tenure, which can reduce productivity, create frustration, and impact employee morale. This eBook will show you how these paper pains manifest for employees and HR at each stage of the employee lifecycle – and what impact they can have on the business as a whole. You…
  • Admin Before Mad Men

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Fifty years ago, the number one job for women in the U.S. was that of secretary. Not surprising. In 2015, the number one job for women in the U.S. is still that of secretary. The name changed long ago to administrative assistant, and the role dramatically broadened over the years. The importance of the position increased, with salary adjustments keeping step, making it a more viable career choice than ever before for both women and men.Request Free!
  • Leave Administration: A Vehicle for Employee Wellness

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Employee leave can be challenging for both employers and employees. Employers must stay abreast of myriad, ever-changing federal, state/provincial, and municipal regulations merely to understand what time off amounts and increments an employee is entitled to take. For many large organizations, there are hundreds if not thousands of possible leave permutations, determined by the length of an employee's tenure, total work hours in the previous 12 months, state of residency, military status, health status, as well as a number of other potential factors. Further complicating matters, employers…
  • Swimming with the Current: Six Major Trends in Workforce Management Compliance

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    From employee leaves, wage and hour concerns and working conditions, employers must contend with a wide variety of legal changes affecting the way they manage their teams, get work done and (if necessary) respond to charges filed by employees with various government agencies. It is not just the new laws that bring added concerns, however; the developments surrounding their passage often take on new dimensions that can introduce greater risk and spur significant modifications in compliance procedures.This white paper provides an overview of the major trends affecting workforce management…
  • Workforce Management for Contingent Labor

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    With a flexible, configurable workforce management solution in place you can monitor, compare, and assess data generated by your total workforce, accelerating the discovery of new best practices, and ensuring that those practices can be rapidly adopted across the organization, when applicable. Since these best practices pertain to achieving the right labor mix, when you think about total coverage you need to include contingent staff in that calculation.Real-time visibility into your total workforce also makes it easier to evaluate the cost and productivity of contingent workers in time to…
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    Employment Intelligence

  • Employment Lessons from Germanwings: Why Mental Health Is So Important

    Ashley Shaw
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    As an employer, why is it important for you to take mental health seriously? While pure human compassion is certainly a good reason, there are also many less altruistic reasons as well. For example, when an employee is healthy–physically and… continue
  • NLRB Highlights Questionable Employee Handbook Provisions

    Beth Zoller
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    On March 18, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel released a report prompted by recent cases involving challenges to employee handbook policies. The report notes that even well-intentioned rules that prohibit employees from engaging in protected conduct, or… continue
  • Work Eligibility of US Employees: Your Form I-9 Questions Answered

    Melissa Silver
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office has been very aggressive in imposing fines on employers for Form I-9 violations. As a result, employers that fail to properly verify the identity and work authorization of their new hires with… continue
  • Increased Employee Leave Protections Examined in New Podcast

    David Weisenfeld
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    While Congress may be mired in gridlock, the same often does not hold true at the state and municipal levels as evidenced by the growing number of leave laws to protect US employees. Three states—California, Connecticut and Massachusetts—have enacted paid… continue
  • Five Tips for Employee Handbook Disclaimers to Protect Employer Interests

    Beth Zoller
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    A clear and conspicuous disclaimer is an essential part of an employee handbook. Not only can it protect an employer’s legitimate business interests, but it can also help to avoid costly litigation and to save an employer’s time, money and… continue
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    Easy Small Business HR

  • What Is The Subminimum Wage?

    Dianne Shaddock
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Many employers believe that the minimum wage is the lowest hourly rate that can be paid to a worker; however, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also allows an employer to pay workers what is called a subminimum wage in certain circumstances.  This hourly rate is substantially lower than the federal minimum wage. The purpose […]
  • “Leasing” HR and Payroll Professionals- An Alternative Hiring Strategy

    Dianne Shaddock
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    As your company grows so does the need for expertise in the area of employee management and payroll.  It is during the growth stage that you may be giving more thought to hiring a human resource professional and payroll expert to help manage important details such as pay, benefits, policy and procedures, employee relations and […]
  • Must Read EEOC Trends For 2015

    Dianne Shaddock
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its Strategic Enforcement Plan did not fare well in the last couple of years. However, reasonable cause determinations were up in 2014. Furthermore, the EEOC lost a couple of major cases in court. The agency lost EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation and EEOC v. Freeman. The first case […]
  • Is 2015 a Pay Period Leap Year For Your Company?

    Dianne Shaddock
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    The year 2015 is a Pay Period Leap Year; a year that will likely go by unnoticed by your employees but should not be missed by your payroll department. Accurate time keeping is necessary for you and your organization to determine if you will have to calculate extra pay. For example, if you pay on […]
  • How to Give Your Employees More Control Over Feedback

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    If you’ve been carrying out the same old employee evaluations year after year and haven’t achieved the desired results, it is time to change things up. Evaluating employees is not an enviable task. Feelings can get hurt. Critical evaluations can cause employees who feel unappreciated to search for new positions. Numerous studies have shown that […]
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  • New Star Wars Trailer with an Older Han Solo

    Michael Glenn
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    If every company could attract the right candidates like a Star Wars trailer, there would be no more boring job postings. Anyways, here is the latest Star Wars Teaser: The Force Awakens. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
  • Making a career move? Read This Before You Apply On-line!

    Michael Glenn
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    So wanna make a career change. Congrats! Before that happens, you got some important questions to answer. Earning a living? Paying bills? Got a family? Yeah Sparky, those are big questions. Answering yes to all those questions leads to the biggest question you never even thought of. Who is your recruiter? You got to make choices. Now. Waiting to see what happens is going to be slow and frustrating. Time to make a move. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. We’ve all been there and often long for greener pastures but getting there is a bit of journey and challenge. You need a recruiter. He (She) is…
  • The Researcher – Talent Acquisition and Recruiting’s Deepest Darkest Best Kept Secret Weapon

    Michael Glenn
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Three things in life are certain. Death, Taxes and you will be in a Database. As soon as the Doc slaps your fanny and your mom cries your name – Boom in you’re in a Database. Get a loan, a credit card, buy a house or a car – Boom in you’re in Database. About the only thing you can do to escape being entered in a database is to be raised by wolves in the wilderness. But then you risk some scruffy environmental scientist discovering you, shooting you with a tranquilizer and hauling you back to civilization. Boom! Databased! Everything you do and everything you don’t do is entered in…
  • Dude, Where is My Cube!

    Michael Glenn
    21 Feb 2014 | 10:50 am
    Raise your hand if you’ve ever been here before: The front receptionist calls. Your new hire is waiting in the lobby since 7:30 AM and he doesn’t know where to go because nobody told him. The Receptionist and your new hire are looking at you like you’re a complete D-bag. You have a no choice. You take the blame when it’s really the hiring manager’s fault. So hey, it get’s even worse. You make your way through the halls to the manager’s office and he hasn’t even shown up for work yet and it’s already 10 AM. Again, you have no choice. You make up some lame story for the hiring…
  • How to Improve your Employee Referral Program

    Michael Glenn
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:45 am
    Some time ago I worked for a company and the VP of HR just flat out said he didn’t believe in having an Employee Referral program. He said never had any success in it and it was a waste of time, money and resources.  Wow. I couldn’t believe it.  I tried to explain how an ER program works, he just shook his head no and foolishly dismissed it. And what made matters worse at the time was the ENORMOUS attrition, a revolving door, massive hiring needs and he had no problem in paying agency fees.   I learned something back then. I will never recruit for a company that does not have an ER…
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    The Workforce Institute

  • Dr. Scott Spera on the Science of Customer Experience

    Joyce Maroney
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Fans of our blog and the podcast series should be very familiar with the work of MIT business professor Zeynep Ton. We’ve cited her book, “The Good Jobs Strategy,” on several occasions, as well as her research showing that paying workers better and treating them better is – surprise – better for the bottom line. […] The post Dr. Scott Spera on the Science of Customer Experience appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Results of 4/10/15 TweetChat on Employee Engagement

    Joyce Maroney
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Had a great tweetchat today with numerous human resource experts who care about employee engagement.  Our recent research indicates that strategies as simple as saying “thank you” can help you keep your stars.  But there is obviously a lot more to creating an engaged and effective workforce than that.  Read on to hear from our […] The post Results of 4/10/15 TweetChat on Employee Engagement appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Join Our 4/10 Tweetchat on Employee Engagement

    Joyce Maroney
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably care about issues like employee engagement.   On Friday, April 10, we’ll be talking about strategies to improve employee engagement and hope you’ll join us at #kronoschat.  We’ll be talking about the results of our latest employee survey, and specifically what employees say makes them […] The post Join Our 4/10 Tweetchat on Employee Engagement appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • What Do HR Practitioners Wish Their Tech Vendors Knew About Them?

    Joyce Maroney
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    William Tincup, Workforce Institute board member and Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, recently published a research report on the Ideal Tech Vendor Relationship.   The research examines the relationship between HR Enterprise Software vendors and their target customer, the HR practitioner. The findings paint a picture of how the HR and technology relationship is working today and […] The post What Do HR Practitioners Wish Their Tech Vendors Knew About Them? appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
  • Employees – Assets or Liabilities?

    Joyce Maroney
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Probably many of you are assuming the title of the post is rhetorical – of course your employees are your greatest assets, right?  The most telling evidence of whether this is true, though, will come from your employees themselves.  Are they excited about the mission of your organization? Do they understand their individual roles when […] The post Employees – Assets or Liabilities? appeared first on The Workforce Institute.
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    Omega HR Solutions

  • Future Friday: Adjusting to a life of Smart Tech

    Michael Haberman
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Devices will attuned to us in the future I have several times in the past envisioned a future for HR departments where robots and smart technology will replace HR professionals who are transactional in nature. I have said that I can foresee an HR department where the walls can identify and talk to any employee who walks through the door. Smart Tech Author and futurist Jacob Morgan, in his book Future Smart talks about the move from “dumb tech” to “smart tech.” Here is an excerpt from his book I want you to think about: “Let’s get back to this point that will be a gigantic shift in…
  • An Opinion: What is the big deal about Women in management?

    Michael Haberman
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    My opinion on women in management This is an opinion piece. So if you don’t like my opinions don’t read this. I just read an article asking the question Should More Women in the Workplace be a Requirement? The author quotes German law where companies are required to have women in 30% of their supervisory and managerial positions. He asks if this is something that should be required in the United States. His opinion is “no.” My Opinion Before I give you my answer let me give you some background. I am a guy. I have been all my life. I can say with assurance no one has ever questioned…
  • NLRB rules calling your boss a “NASTY MOTHERF**KER” is protected!

    Michael Haberman
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In some places this is considered appropriate work behavior and protected activity, at least by the NLRB In the words of the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live “Isn’t that special.” In a ruling that is certain to make some people shake their heads the NLRB ruled that obscene and offensive language did not go “beyond the pale” as one dissenting member said. It seems to open the door to making union organizing even nastier than it already is. The case On March 31, 2015 the NLRB rendered an opinion on a case that had been decided by an Administrative Law Judge on April 18, 2013 in…
  • In the news

    Michael Haberman
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    News items to be aware of. This post today is a small collection of news items that caught my interest and I wanted you to be aware of them as well. Retaliation claims still the biggest The EEOC issued  report on claims shows an overall decline in claims, perhaps a reflection of the improved economy. The numbers showed that retaliation claims lead the pack with 42.8%. Race claims came in second. The SEC doesn’t like your confidentiality agreement The SEC flexed its Dodd-Frank muscle for the first time since the law went into effect. The SEC told a Delaware based technology company that its…
  • Ambush election? What the heck is an ambush election?

    Michael Haberman
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The “ambush” election rules go into effect April 14, 2015 Tomorrow, April 14, 2015, is the date that the new rule on “ambush” elections from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) goes into effect. Are you clear on what this is? What exactly is an “ambush” election? In the world of organization unions will spend a great deal of time and money in trying to get recognized as the bargaining representative of a group of workers. Much of this work is done in secret until such time that the petition for an election is filed with the NLRB. Up until April 14th the common time…
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    Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

  • 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…
  • Critical Thinking University- Special Discount Through Dec 19th

    Breanne Harris
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    How do you make good managers great?  How do you innovate as an organization? Through improved critical thinking — the #1 skill for 21st century employee development and raw material for problem solving, good judgment, and creativity! Critical Thinking University (CTU) is a powerful online portal that gives everyone from individual contributors to mid-career managers the ability to solve difficult on-the-job problems. Participants advance through 18 interactive courses and expert-led exercises in a “journey to better decisions” that requires them to:  Recognize assumptions…
  • Critical Thinking: If You Can’t Define It, How Can You Hire For It?

    Breanne Harris
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal published a concerning article on the topic of critical thinking. The author states that even though managers are demanding critical thinking skills in potential employees, few can actually define the term. Common definitions of critical thinking really boil down to complementary or more narrow skills like problem solving, decision making, or creativity. However, the concept is much more complex than those over-simplified terms. Today on, there are 61,328 job postings that mention critical thinking. While it is encouraging that mentions of…
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  • Infographic: Recruiting and Technology 2015

    Steve Bruce
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    Technology is taking over, and nowhere more than in the field of recruiting. But how is it affecting HR professionals? Here are some highlights from our November 2014 Recruiting survey and February 2015 HR Tech survey, which collected trends from HR Daily Advisor readers.
  • What Notices Are Employers Required to Post?

    Steve Bruce
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    To maintain legal compliance, employers must advise employees of many of their rights—and several of these notices must be made in the form of a publicly visible posting or notice. The list of required notices is long, and it depends on who the employer is. For example, public employers have different requirements than private employers. Large businesses have more requirements than small businesses. In short, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for what’s necessary, so we’re going to take a look at the notices that the majority of employers will be required to post.
  • Make Your Compensation Work Across Generations

    Steve Bruce
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at the first two of Payscale’s five compensation tips for workers at all stages of their careers, referencing their report, Compensation Challenges for a Multi-Generational Workforce. Today, we’ll take a look at the rest of the list. Click here for yesterday’s article, outlining recommendations #1 and #2. Review your open positions and identify what skills are needed for those jobs. Are those skills trainable? Is there someone internally who might be able to fill that position given adequate training? asks Mykkah Herner,…
  • Salary Negotiation Tips for Employers

    Steve Bruce
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to hiring new employees, reaching an agreement on an appropriate salary can be a sticking point. Employers often have a range in mind, and they must balance the need to stay within a tight budget with the need to hire the best fit for the job. There’s no shortage of advice for employees to negotiate a higher salary, but what about employers? What can they do to successfully walk that line? The last thing a company wants is to lose a well-qualified applicant during the salary negotiation process. Here are some tips for employers. Do your research long before posting the…
  • Customizing Compensation for the Aging (?!) Millennials

    Steve Bruce
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    While quite a few employers continue to think of Millennials as the “young whippersnappers” of the office, the oldest among them are now 35. This may come as a bit of a shock—not to mention the issue of how old this may make some of us feel. However, this means Millennials are now quickly moving into key leadership positions. For this reason, understanding what motivates them—and how to pay them in comparison to other generations—becomes even more important. With a fixed compensation budget, you need to know how best to direct your dollars where they will give…
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    The Employment Opportunities List

  • Refine Your Referral Hiring Experience

    Meetu Khanduja
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having worked in staff augmentation and contract staffing for most part of my career, I understand that when it comes to hiring, employee referral scores the most among all other recruitment means for the obvious reason that it is quick and selective plus it offers candidates who already are familiar with your culture and processes. Here’s what an employee referral program is like for most of the organizations. HR rolls out a requirement calling for referrals, screen, select and hire among them and pay the referring employee a bonus amount once the new hire completes his probation. OK, so…
  • In Job Search, Careful What You Post

    Guest Contributor
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Social Media – Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, among other sites – can be a great tool in helping find contacts and employment, but it can also hurt your chances of landing the job if not used properly. The good news is that social media can help find jobs you did not know about previously. Since approximately 75-80% of positions are not posted, social networking can at least help tap into those positions that are advertised. One can find postings on Twitter from either companies you follow, or from employees that hear of positions within their place of employment. LinkedIn, besides…
  • Achieving Your Mentoring Goals…the HARD way

    Tim Baker
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” (Tony Robbins) The word “goals” is thrown around in so many different ways. We set goals to accomplish things in our personal and professional lives. We continue to set goals to achieve the mundane and uninspired outcomes, only to celebrate seemingly mediocre results. We’re not doing it quite right We are all familiar with SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. It’s a great way to add structure to the goal setting process. But this process is very…
  • Reinventing Mentoring

    Pam Ross
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mentoring has been around since ancient Grecian times, when Odysseus placed his friend Mentor in charge of his son when he went off to war. In today’s world, I see mentoring changing, adapting to different needs and to the demographics and larger changes happening in the world. I also see new avenues for finding and conducting mentoring. There are several factors at play that are causing these changes. Here are a few that I see as catalysts. The need for connection to your “tribe” I spend a lot of time with people I call “Internal Disruptors”. They are leaders at all levels within…
  • Mentoring

    Guest Contributor
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” To quote Benjamin Franklin, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”, couldn’t be more correct when it comes to finding a mentor. I truly believe it is critical in today’s business world to find yourself one or two mentors to help you grow both professionally and personally. Finding a mentor in your career field/industry is very important in that it can give you guidance from someone who has already “been there, done that”. Someone who has gone through the challenges…
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    Pivotal HR Blog

  • Temporary Foreign Workers – the Deadline Dilemma

    Elizabeth Rose
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
      By Elizabeth Rose, HR Consultant and Writer   Tens of thousands of people who entered the country under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Program were to be deported on Wednesday April 1, 2015 due to changes in regulations brought in by the Conservative government in 2011. While advocates for the workers appeal for extensions […]
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    HR Ringleader

  • Not Haunted

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    It’s been a whirlwind of a week as I am in New Orleans for the first time.  I must admit, that it is surprisingly “homey” for me as it is very similar to St. Louis in terms of history, French background, good food, and Mardi Gras.  I made time to stroll the streets of the French Quarter when I arrived and was struck by the architecture, sounds, and mostly good smells of the experience.  Keep in mind that I’m here at a time post-Mardi Gras so the party atmosphere is greatly reduced. As I walked up and down cobblestone streets, ducking in and out of small shops hawking everything…
  • 6 Years of HRringleader

    6 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Today marks the 6 year anniversary of HRringleader.  It’s been an amazing time, full of new ideas, opportunities and friends.  Truth be told, I started the blog as a way to learn about blogging so I could design a training about it for work.  I never thought it would turn into something that would change my life.  As I wrote more posts and shared my ideas, it became my personal journal that just happened to be public. I don’t share everything I write, but I share most posts.  I don’t always have the time to dedicate to blogging every day as I once did, but even so, I…
  • HR Happy Hour #201: Putting the Fun Into Analytics

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    A few weeks ago, Steve and I had the opportunity to record a HR Happy Hour episode with Mike Psenka, SVP of Workforce Solutions at Equifax and Edward Pertwee, Strategic Workforce Consultant at BT.  We had just conducted a panel discussion on how to leverage data and analytics for HR and organizational success. Mike and Ed both shared some excellent examples, (both in the panel and in the HR Happy Hour podcast), of how, where, and to what effect data and analytics are making an impact in workforce planning, compliance, and to improve business results. There are some amazingly powerful…
  • How to Calculate The Number of People It Takes to Change Your Organization

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Back in 2010 I wrote a post about how to Tap Into Informal Leaders to Influence.  The basic premise of the post was that I learned that in order to turn or change an organization, you only need to find the square root of the total employees and focus on spreading the word through that number of people.  For example: Organization size-  5,000 employees Square root of 5,000-  70.71 employees So, in order to make change stick in this example, you would need to find the 70 employees who are the informal leaders/ influencers and get them on board. Messaging should still come from more formal…
  • 4 Steps To Resignation or Promotion with Grace

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    *Sharing from the dusty archives… We’ve all left a job.  Whether voluntarily or involuntarily, leaving your organization or position is a commonality we all share at some point.  The difference is how each person handles that transition. For many employees, especially those who voluntarily resign, leaving is a process they go through.  It could involve months of thinking about it and planning out each detail. For those employees who are terminated though, they may or may not have much warning.  Either way, it’s important to realize the impact of behavior during the…
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    Human Capital Adviser

  • Career Choices
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Most of us at one point or another provided career advice to someone. It might be a friend, coworker, sibling, or child that wanted to better map out their future while maximizing the value of their skills and abilities. However, one might argue, how can you provide that kind of advice today when the world is so complex and ever changing. Moreover, as the world becomes more interconnected through not only transportation and communication, but also increasing levels of education and business acumen, competition grows and requires us to reinvent who we are and what we do. Although this may seem…
  • Finding Your Way More Quickly
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Figure 1: Time for Determination of Job Fit Most of us grew up assuming we would know what we wanted to do when the time came, follow that path and gain the training and education that we needed, and realize our dream by working our career in our chosen profession until we retired. Although this may present a simplified view of the reality of previous generations, career planning of the past possessed a little more predictability than it does today. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at a job for 4.4 years. However, the workforce’s youngest employees are…
  • Being Nice in a Linked World
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    I recently had a conversation with a colleague regarding how the concept of “being nice” varies across people. In our more connected, over-engaged, and fast paced world, it is easy to become impatient or even irritable and let the “niceties” go when so many other things press on us. For example, think how easy it is to be gruffer when we wish employees would get the instructions right the first time, staff would complete their work on time, or people would move a little faster in the grocery aisles. Our discussion arose from a debate over how long an employee has to be with the…
  • Motivation and Money
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Most of us know the feeling of having to strengthening our resolve to do something that we dread. As a student, it may be completing homework that holds no interest to us, attending a class that lulls us to sleep no matter how much caffeine we consume, or spending the evening with an unwanted guest. As adults, the sources of dread many times only expands. The workplace holds its share of dreads, including work assignments, interaction with the boss, or team meetings with no real purpose other than to waste time and inflate egos. While it is easy to point to motivation when recognizing…
  • Customer Service
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    We all have our favorite customer service stories. For some of us, it might be lack of scruples of our local automobile repair shop, the horrible services of a restaurant, the cattle herding mentality of an airline, or completely inefficient and disorganized operation of the cell phone store. Regardless of the perpetrator, one bad experience tends to taint our view of that organization and in some cases, the industry as a whole. Although almost every organization brags about its commitment to customers and their satisfaction, the results vary. NewVoiceMedia recently found that poor customer…
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    The HR Cafe Daily Post

  • Employee training: Distractions may help, not hurt

    Dave Clemens
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Suppose you’re running a training session for your employees on, say, avoiding malevolent gossip in the workplace. (Or something else; you choose.) Which of the following three circumstances would be the most conducive to learning?a) Intermittent loud ringing of different cell phones b) A library-quality silence c) Soothing classical music playing at low volume in the backgroundIf you answered b or c, you’re in for a surprise: In fact, a recent study suggests that distractions — represented in this case by the erupting cell phones — can actually help people retain…
  • Looking for Mr./Ms. Goodhire: The most important qualities in recent grads

    Dave Clemens
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    What do you look for when hiring recent college graduates? You probably have a list of skills and qualities that’s specific to your organization.But in case you’re interested in how your peers go about recruiting and hiring recent grads, you might want to consider a recent survey published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.Hart Research Associates, which conducted the survey for the AACU, contacted 400 private sector companies and nonprofits, and asked, among other things, which of 17 attributes the employers considered most important in job applicants just…
  • Daddy Day Care: Could family time actually IMPROVE men’s job performance?

    Dave Clemens
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Generations of employers have suspected that fathers who devote a lot of time to their families make less-than-optimum employees. And this suspicion persists today, even in the age of work-life balance.But what if spending time with the wife and kiddos actually made guys better employees? There’s evidence, from recently published research, that this is so.Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University and Boston University surveyed nearly 1,000 male professional and managerial employees at four Fortune 500 companies. All of the survey participants were married…
  • Why you don’t get engagement by talking about engagement

    Dave Clemens
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Thousands of pounds of toner and gallons of ink have been spilled — and trillions of pixels imaged — in emphasizing the importance of employee engagement. But does focusing on employee engagement actually LEAD to employee engagement?At least one expert in the field says No. Rather, according to Susan Fowler at The Ken Blanchard Cos., engagement improves when organizations address the three core psychological needs that employees have. These are:AutonomyRelatedness, andCompetenceThe big three Let’s examine these three areas.Autonomy means that employees feel they have…
  • Diversity: Successful hires begin with the right onboarding

    Dave Clemens
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    It’s a sad fact of life that the minute you hire somebody from a group that’s underrepresented in your workplace — an African-American, a Hispanic, a Native American, even in some cases a woman — some of your employees are going to assume you did it out of political correctness rather than because the person is qualified.And, according to recent research, your new hire(s) can feel that unfriendly assumption radiating off their co-workers. So much so, in fact, that they’re less likely to succeed than non-diverse hires — or even flat out give up.The research,…
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    SmashFly Blog

  • 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.11.15 to 4.17.15

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Here’s our weekly feature in which we share our favorite articles about recruitment marketing and other recruitment trends. This week we’ll be talking about candidate experience, Mobilegeddon, recruiting content and getting a new job. First, two of our other top items this week: Content of the Week: Game of Thrones & Talent Acquisition Tech: Who Can... Continue Reading → The post 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.11.15 to 4.17.15 appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • Forrester Webinar: The New Role of Recruiters in Talent Acquisition

    Elyse Schmidt
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Just as the internet, social media, reviews and mobile changed the way we shop for products and services, they’ve also changed the way candidates “shop” for jobs. Claire Schooley, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, will share her thoughts in an upcoming webinar on how the talent acquisition market has taken a 180-degree turn over the... Continue Reading → The post Forrester Webinar: The New Role of Recruiters in Talent Acquisition appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • Case Study: How Eaton Powers Recruiting with SmashFly

    Elyse Schmidt
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    We’re excited to share a case study featuring our customer Eaton, a $22.6 billion power management company with 102,000 employees and operations in 175 countries. SmashFly’s Total Recruitment Marketing Platform helped this global powerhouse (pun intended) transform into a modern recruiting organization. Here’s a snapshot how:   The Challenge More than 100 recruiters and sourcers... Continue Reading → The post Case Study: How Eaton Powers Recruiting with SmashFly appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • Is Your Career Site Ready for Mobilegeddon?

    Christopher Brablc
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    In the next week, organizations across the world will experience one of the most impactful search updates in our lifetime (so far). But what does this Google algorithm change really mean for recruiting organizations? Here’s a quick primer to ensure you’re not caught unprepared.   What is Mobilegeddon? “Mobilegeddon” is what many in the tech industry... Continue Reading → The post Is Your Career Site Ready for Mobilegeddon? appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
  • There Is No Single Source of Hire

    Christopher Brablc
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Source of hire is an important measure for organizations to understand how their efforts to attract candidates ultimately impact the bottom line in terms of qualified hires. Accurately tracked and measured, source of hire provides insight into how best to spend your finite recruiting budget and recruiters’ time. You not only want, but need to... Continue Reading → The post There Is No Single Source of Hire appeared first on SmashFly Blog.
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    Corn on the Job

  • Getting Noticed: How to Submit Your Resume in a Creative Fashion

    Rich DeMatteo
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Unless you’re a professional with a fantastic amount of desirability, the chances are that you’ll find job hunting to be a relatively tedious and sometimes soul-crushing experience. All of the hours you spend sending emails, searching for new opportunities, making phone calls, and simply trying to get noticed by potential employers can be enough to really get on your nerves. Unfortunately, especially when it comes to resumes, people are more likely than ever to judge a book by its cover. This means that you will need to stand out from the crowd if you want any kind of chance of…
  • USA Mobile Drug Testing Explains the Impact of Marijuana Legalization

    Rich DeMatteo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    One of the most (if not the most) confusing areas in the employment realm these days is about the legalization of marijuana and how it impacts drug testing. It’s my belief that if we could quiz 10 recruiters/employers on the topic, we just might get the right answers out of 1 of them. That’s a very strong might and it’s an incredibly critical area for hiring professionals to understand. This is something that everyone is talking about, yet no one truly knows anything g about it. That’s why we’ve brought in an expert from USA Mobile Drug Testing to stop in for a Q/A and finally clear…
  • Mentors and Advisors: The Significant Role They Play in Growing Your Business

    Rich DeMatteo
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    When you read success stories of entrepreneurs and small business owners, it can be very easy to get caught up in the “success” part of the story. Sure you might read about the various trials and tribulations they’ve had along the way, but ultimately, what attracts so many of us to the idea of “being the boss,” is the thrill of being able to take control, set the rules, and work from virtually anywhere. However, what is not often discussed is the tremendous amount of support these successful owners receive in making their way to the top. Though an entrepreneur might do a great…
  • Need a Career Boost? Get a Job in San Francisco

    Rich DeMatteo
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
      San Francisco is a city with a lot of diversity and starting or continuing a career there can really be a wise move. The economy there is a heady mix of different kinds of service industry with many other styles of company in the mix. With this in mind you’ll find that getting San Francisco jobs won’t really be too hard of a task, however you’ll have to know what’s right for you. There’s no point in aiming for a retail career when you’re not a people person, focus on your skills and attributes. Finding the Right Career in San Francisco Once you have…
  • IT Certifications: What Database Professionals Need to Get the Best Jobs

    Rich DeMatteo
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Jobs are opening up by the droves for database professionals. If you want a piece of this action, you’ll have to get certified in these areas. Oracle Oracle is considered a great starting point for many professionals because of its widespread use. There’s just one catch with this program though. Before you can receive any credential, you must take at least one instructor-led course. No self-study. Oracle’s program consists of three tiers of certification. The Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate is the first level. The Database Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) is…
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  • On Tying Training to Employee Retention

    Gauri Reyes
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    “Ponder this: Do your people have to leave to learn something new?” This question is the heading for the chapter entitled “Enrich: Energize the Job” in Beverly Kaye’s and Sharon Jordan-Evans’ book Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay.  And, as the question implies, providing learning on the job is a powerful way to engage, or re-engage, your valuable employees so that you don’t lose ‘em. Providing enrichment opportunities at work means either changing “what” your employees do or “how” they do it. Job enrichment could include promotion (and perhaps an…
  • 7 Digitally-Enabled Learning Techniques Scrutinized and Categorized

    Gauri Reyes
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Industry terms come and go. New terms crop up, while other terms disappear. Sometimes terms remain, but their meaning changes over time. The online training industry is no exception, and if you don’t use the “right” or “latest” term, others may not see you as an industry expert. One such interesting term is “digitally-enabled learning”, or learning that is enabled through digital media, tools or technology. The term is interesting because it implies, to me, that the learning in question requires technology, or can only be enabled with the aid of technology. A similar term that…
  • Corporate Learning & Development: Third of Ten Critical Talent Issues in 2015

    Gauri Reyes
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report from Bersin by Deloitte details the current top 10 HR trends and highlights what business leaders need versus what HR is delivering. Of all the trends catalogued in this latest report, I was intrigued by data and suggestions presented on Trend Number 3: Learning and Development (L&D). From the 2015 report: This year’s third most important challenge was the need to transform and accelerate corporate learning, up from No. 8 in 2014. […] But even as the importance of this issue rose, the readiness to address it went down. Only 40 percent of…
  • Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?

    Gauri Reyes
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Universities traditionally confer degrees based on “seat time”—the number of credits (often, 120 credits for undergraduate degrees) that a student earns with a passing grade. Whether the student earns an “A” in every course, or a “C” in every course, he gets the degree. But, will he be successful on the job, especially as a credit hour is a measure of time, not learning? If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well? Recruiters and hiring managers must take…
  • Are You Using the EdTech Technologies that the Experts Assume You’re Using?

    Gauri Reyes
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education has just been released. The report covers technology and trends on the five-year horizon (2015-2020) for higher education institutions, and is widely used by educational leaders and policy makers internationally to guide decisions. Since one function of higher education is to prepare its students to successfully enter the workforce and contribute positively to the global economy, emerging trends in higher education have a direct correlation to trends in the workplace, and vice versa. Are you currently using, or planning to…
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    Nachrichten in Deutschland

  • So sparen Sie bares Geld

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Hallo, das sind meine tipps rund ums Geld. Ich hoffe es gefällt euch. Der Beitrag So sparen Sie bares Geld erschien zuerst auf Nachrichten in Deutschland.
  • Durch die vielen Banken das beste Girokonto finden

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Durch den Konkurrenzkampf zwischen den Banken um Neukunden für Girokonten sind immer bessere Angebote auf dem Markt. Deshalb sind die Anforderungen, die ein gutes Girokonto erfüllen sollte, mit der Zeit immer weiter gestiegen. Welche Aspekte genau eine Girokonto erfüllen sollte erläutere ich im Folgenden. Direktbank oder Filialbank? Viele Filialbanken verlangen immer noch eine Kontoführungsgebühr für ein Girokonto, obwohl diese mittlerweile bei Direktbanken komplett entfallen. Zusätzlich gibt es sogar häufig eine Kreditkarte kostenlos. Durch die enormen Kosten, die dadurch gespart…
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    TalentSpace Blog | Halogen Software

  • Why Resumes are Bad for Business

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Resumes are bad for business because of the transactional behaviors that they elicit from people and organizations. Meaning, the traditional means of people and organizations finding each other is transactional. Don’t believe us? Check out what our very own “Recruitment and Talent Branding Magician", John Fleischauer, had to say at a TEDxKanata event.
  • Why Employee Engagement is Important

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Engagement is not something extra, it’s integrated into how we lead, manage, and work. Engagement offers promise but the promise is broken when engagement is not practiced daily. In this last post in our 12-part Engagement Everywhere series, David Zinger summarizes the wheel of engagement and the future of employee engagement.
  • The Case for Organizationally-Based Incentives

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Fact: a great compensation program can mean the difference between the success or failure of a company. But numbers only tell one part of the story. When looking at management incentive plans, HR should consider incentives across the organization, not just for key decision-makers. Find out how to incorporate research and your own past experiences into the best compensation plan for your organization.
  • What to do When Feedback from Your Manager is Lacking

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    According to the 2013 Mercer Survey, only 6% of managers are skilled at having candid conversations about performance. Employees want to understand expectations and have opportunities to learn and grow. Unfortunately, there’s a 94% chance you work for a manager who lacks the ability to provide this information consistently. The good news is there are things you can do to change this dynamic.
  • How Do You Define ‘Success’ as a Workplace?

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    Congrats to our customers NASCO, Cadillac Jack, Intradiem, and Porter Novelli who have been recognized as ‘Top Workplaces in Atlanta!’ So what do these organizations have in common that make them such a great place to work? They put their focus on people and build a strong corporate culture where employees see the value in what they do day in and day out.
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    Lance Haun

  • 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…
  • Year One

    Lance Haun
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Dear Elida, 365 days ago, at this exact time, I held you for the first time. I cried. You see, your mom got you all to herself for nine months. My connection to you was through occasional viewings through creepy looking ultrasounds that just made me feel like I was watching terrible sci-fi or through putting my head to your mom’s belly. That can be uncomfortable for both of us. So when I held you, I didn’t want to let go. Not for your mom. Not for nurses. Not for grandparents.  Unfortunately, letting go is what I’ve done a lot of over the past year. I’ve let go of…
  • Looking for Truth in a World Looking for Validation

    Lance Haun
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    The internet is a great place. It’s also, of course, awful.  Everyone talks about how the Internet has rewired our brains or made us lazier. Whatever. I worry more about the instant validation people can find for, quite literally, almost anything.  Elvis lives? Sure, there is a place you can congregate and talk about how you saw him in a Kroger in Texas buying chips.  Man didn’t land on the moon? Yeah, you can find a forum where you can tell everyone that your uncle’s buddy worked on the stage where it was all filmed.  Those are extreme examples, of…
  • Apple Watch and the Enterprise: Oh, God. This is Kinda Dumb.

    Lance Haun
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    I’ve been reading a lot about the new Apple Watch. As a consumer, it is an interesting device. Not one I’m going to get anytime soon but interesting, okay? I’ve done the smartwatch thing with the crowdfunded Pebble. It was cool. I liked having RunKeeper on my wrist, for instance. But the novelty of getting notifications and even responding to texts on a watch got old. That’s also to say that I’m not really a watch person. I know some people are, though. Apple will probably sell a lot of them, but I’m not sure what the long term uptake on this new technology…
  • Slow Down You(r) Crazy Child

    Lance Haun
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Our trip to Hawaii was our first big one with a child. It definitely changed a few things for us. First of all, I was never one of those guys that hated seeing kids while traveling. In fact, one of my more enjoyable travel experiences was sharing some Beatles tunes with a three year old kid off my iPhone and hearing her half-whisper the words and tunes she knew. I would tell her the names of the songs she hadn’t heard. So being on the other end of the traveling six hours nonstop with an 11 month old wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. People around us were gracious and kind.
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    Payroll Tips, Training, and News

  • W2 vs. 1099: Choose Wisely!

    Michele Bossart
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    It is easy to say W2s are for employees and 1099s are for independent contractors. The hard part is correctly deciding if a worker is an employee or a contractor. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as comparing apples and oranges. And the IRS penalties for misclassification can be steep, so you really want to get it right… W2 versus 1099 When your company hires an independent contractor, self-employed individual, or contract worker, that person is not considered an employee of the business. However, because you still pay them a sum for the work they do, that income must be reported to…
  • What Are Nontaxable Wages?

    Mike Kappel
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Nontaxable wages are wages given to an employee or individual without any taxes withheld (income, federal, state, etc.). However, most wages that you pay out to your employee(s) are taxable. So when are wages nontaxable? [RELATED ARTICLE: 4 Things You Need to Know About Taxable Wages ] The IRS definition of a nontaxable wage and other tax-exempt income is fairly narrow. (Please note that there are exceptions to the general guidelines so you will want to talk to your tax professional to be sure you are in compliance with the IRS.) Nontaxable wages by category… Gifts Taxes on any gift are…
  • Understanding Taxable Wages

    Michele Bossart
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    When preparing your taxes or doing any paperwork that concerns income, you may see the term taxable wages or taxable income. As the term implies, not all your wages may be taxable. So the amount of income to be reported can actually be less than your total income. As an employer, you will need to understand the concept of taxable wages for tax purposes. [RELATED ARTICLE: 4 Things You Need to Know About Taxable Wages] Taxable wages from an employer’s perspective To an employer, an employee’s taxable wages include all of the income from which the employer must withhold income tax. This…
  • What Is Third Party Sick Pay?

    Mike Kappel
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Do your employees receive third party sick pay? If so, it is most likely payment for missed hours of work that qualified as short- or long-term disability. It is also likely that an insurance provider made those payments. If you are using a third party for sick pay, it is important to understand your responsibilities for reporting the sick pay and for paying any taxes. In many cases, employers add sick pay to their employees’ checks and there is no third party. These payments take the place of a regular salary when the employee is sick, injured, or otherwise temporarily disabled and unable…
  • What Is SUTA?

    Mike Kappel
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The State Unemployment Tax Authority, better known as SUTA, is a form of payroll tax that all states require employers to pay for their employees. SUTA is a counterpart to FUTA, the federal unemployment insurance program. Like the federal unemployment insurance program, the state unemployment insurance sets a limit to the wages taxed. This is known as a taxable wage base. The taxable wage base varies from state to state. This unemployment fund was established to provide unemployment benefits to displaced workers. Employees do not pay into this fund, as this is an employer tax. [RELATED…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Recruiting Trends for 2015

    Sean Little
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Every year the job market changes, and 2015 is no different. Employers trying to stay current with the latest trends need to be aware of how the market has changed and what that means for their hiring practices. The job market has picked up again in 2015, meaning that people are starting to job hop again, which […] The post Recruiting Trends for 2015 appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Communication Flow 101

    Eyal Steiner
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Shall We Talk About It? Proper communication flow is always the first step to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization (and specifically for you, recruiters). Whether it is daily and routine operations, strategic decisions, or change management – there is much to gain by better flow of information. I have stressed that before and […] The post Communication Flow 101 appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    MaximusLife, a crowd funded people-based technology company with roots in HR technology, today announced the launch of MaximusLife “My Greatest Life” on mobile. The platform is the first people-focused platform that empowers individuals to create Mobile/SMART goals for life, work and fun. The platform makes users goals SMART and then connects them with the user’s […] The post MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics

    Sean Little
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    As an interviewer, it’s important to get a good sense of an entry level job candidate’s employment ethic from other things than a long work history. Discovering the work ethic of a potential hire is as simple as lining up a few questions that will provide insight into their character. Here are just a few such […] The post 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech

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

  • How to Organize a Union

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    There are basic steps on how to organize a union in BC. Step 1: Form an Inside Committee After you sit down and meet with an union organizer who will answer your questions and help you make plan on how to organize a union at your workplace, you need to talk to your co-workers. We call this step, forming a committee. The committee is a group of your co-workers who educate themselves and others about joining the union. They also help prepare workers for how your employer may react. Anticipating how your employer will react is a critical part of how to organize a union. In addition to educating…
  • How to Form a Union at Work

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    A union is when a group of employees decide they would be better off to work together in negotiating their pay and working conditions rather than being alone against a more powerful employer. The first step in how to form a union at work is to contact an established trade union such as UFCW 1518. The union will give you membership cards for your co-workers to sign. These confidential cards are submitted to the BC labour board requesting that a union vote be held at your workplace. WILL MY EMPLOYER KNOW I SIGNED A CARD? No. Signing a union card is confidential. The neither UFCW 1518 or the…
  • Form a Union

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Do you want the fairness and respect a union can provide at your workplace? Here how workers in BC like you can form a union: Speak with other people you work with to check how they are being treated at workWhat are their wages, benefits and working conditions like? Are they willing to help make a positive change in their workplace and form a union? Know the laws around joining a unionIt is your right to form a union in BC. You cannot be fired or disciplined for joining a union. Every worker has the right to form a union with an organization of their choice. It’s a good idea at this stage…
  • Forming a union

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

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

  • #SWDS15 Workplace Design at Swisscom (etc)

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Sorry for the delay but here are my additional notes from Fleming's Workplace Design summit.I’ve already taken you through my panel on HR and workplace design, and shared workplace design case studies from Google, eBay and Airbnb.We also heard other interesting ideas from Tim Yendell at RBS, Carole Hop at NN (ING) and Henrik Lovgret at Maersk but for me, these missed the emotional aspect of Google, eBay and Airbnb’s case study.There was some talk about whether it would be possible to extend these latest approaches to a more traditional and particularly large organisation ie whether they…
  • Developing human capital in Saudi Arabia

    2 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    You know that a lot of my focus goes into helping develop organisations develop their human capital.Well out in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I was presenting on personalised learning at the ATD MENA conference, there was also lots of focus on helping the country develop their human capital.So when I was given the chance to present an additional session I leapt at it, and tailored an existing presentation to the needs of developing organisational human capital for the benefit of national human capital too.I've written all about this at the ATD's Global Human Capital community blog - take a look…
  • So why ask about salary if candidates will exaggerate it?

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:22 am
    I'm quoted in this article in the Mirror, and elsewhere, commenting on Glassdoor's latest survey about salaries, finding that one in five candidates would lie about their current salaries.“Inflating your existing salary when speaking to new employers is not a strategy I would recommend. There are far more effective ways to negotiate a higher salary when you are applying for a new job – the secret is to do your homework and then not be afraid to ask.” “Most employers do not intentionally try to scrimp on salary offers, but they will usually start with an amount that is lower than…
  • Investors in People VI: Outperformance

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    I posted earlier that I'd previously worked for a Training & Enterprise Council where my role was mainly focused on Investors in People - being an advisor, assessor, internal verifier and centre manager.After leaving the TEC I became an independent consultant, still working on IIP as well as other HR areas, and doing this for two years before joining EY.  I traded as Strategic Dynamics (a company which I restarted again ten years later, ten years ago, and still work within today.)As HR Director at EY amongst a variety of other things I led the firm's IIP project.Then at Penna…
  • #AHRINC Speaking in Melbourne on the New HR

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    I'll be speaking on the New HR at the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)'s National Convention on 27th August.I'm on with Ram Charan and Dave Ulrich so it should be a good, lively event!By the way, if you've not seen any of my earlier posts on the New HR, I'm defining this as managing groups of people not just single individuals.  Old HR was managing employees, New HR is managing communities.  So New HR focuses on social capital rather than human capital.  And it redefines the title of our profession, HR, as a focus on Human Relationships.This seems to come up all…
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    GT L&E Blog

  • New Union Election Rules in Effect as of April 14, 2015

    <a href=''>Justin Keith</a>, <a href=''>Howard L. Mocerf</a> and <a href=''>Terence McCourt</a>
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB members dissenting. As outlined below, the Election Rules make significant changes to the Board’s procedures for processing election petitions, holding hearings, and conducting secret-ballot elections. Most significantly, the Election Rules pave the way for union elections to be held in as few as 14–21 days after the filing of a union petition, a dramatic…
  • Philadelphia Employers with 10-Plus Employees Now Required to Offer Paid Sick Leave

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

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

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

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

  • How Can HR Utilize Big Data With Fewer Resources?

    John Kelly
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The world of technology is backed by rationale, facts, justifications and results. It is not a world where people react purely on the instincts of their own, or the experience they have. A decision in today’s competitive world must well be taken with pure calculation, so the risk involved is also perfectly counted in as […]
  • The Future of Analytics

    Jane Mary
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    We all know that the Human Resources department, as neglected and less important it may sound, is the silent pillar of an organization. A good governing body of Human Resources can save a failing organization and a bad human resource department can falter the successful and most progressive organization. The Human Resource department is all […]
  • The Role of Public Speaking in Career Growth

    William Taylor
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    How comfortable do you feel when standing in front of an audience, holding a speech? Having all eyes and ears appointed on you can’t be a pleasant feeling; unless you’re an avid orator who adores being in the spotlight. Surprisingly, a lot of people dread public speaking. It is an activity that demands a lot […]
  • 6 Traits that Make a Top CHRO

    Skornia Alison
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There was a time when a CHRO (chief human resources officer) was unheard of. Now, however, many top-performing have set an example for us by recruiting a new breed of a C-level employee. That’s right the top-most Human Resource leader is no more the one handling paperwork and dealing with petty issues. Now, more organizations […]
  • How to Develop Infinite Skills to Lead

    Alison Cerys
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Being a leader means inventing skills that can persuade the team members to work effectively to increase the business. Professional people always recruit leaders that are able to bring more business. Therefore, you must learn some effective strategies that will allow you to meet all challenges of your workplace appropriately. Have a look at the […]
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    Compensation Cafe

  • Context Affects Job Value

    E. James (Jim) Brennan
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    What work is worth depends on how it affects the bottom line.  Activities that appear substantially the same can have tremendous variations in compensation value according to the context in which they are performed.  How and where specific knowledge, skills and abilities are applied make for different pay amounts both between and within organizations.  Here is one example… Adopting department identity as a predictive job evaluation factor was an interesting aspect of one large public utility’s pay system.  Advanced statistical analyses of the reliably identifiable features of their…
  • Earning My CEUs in the Doctor's Waiting Room

    Margaret O'Hanlon
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    There is a lot to be learned sitting in the doctor's waiting room. I thought I'd let you in on some of it. This month, Money is telling our employees that it's a great time to ask for a raise. Their position is the risk/return trade off is in positive territory because, "the job market is really strong and a lot of employers are concerned about losing their most experienced and talented workers." Well, it's not that all our patient employees aren't anxious for us to finally break open the piggy bank, but aside from a sense of rising expectations, I…
  • 8 Things You've Gotta Know about Equity Compensation

    Dan Walter-Performensation
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Equity compensation continues to be a confusing topic for compensation professionals and with good reason. Equity compensation is not just variable compensation. It’s variable, variable, variable, variable compensation. There’s the variable of stock price. There are variable numbers of shares, units, options or rights. There are variable types of awards, variable vesting timing, variable (for international participants) currency rates and for many recent awards, there are variable performance conditions. So, it’s not just four variables I mentioned earlier, but six or more variables…
  • A Smooth Sea . . .

    Chuck Csizmar
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    ... Never made a skilled sailor I saw this phrase the other day and it really caught my attention.  Folks on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media are always posting cute, profound or overused phrases that describe personal motivation, self-discipline or even the meaning of life, and I usually ignore them.   I can't figure out the point of highlighting the obvious.  But this one gave me pause. Think about it.  If you want to progress in your career, then you have to show those who are higher up than you that you have what it takes.  That you're capable of rising to the…
  • What do Dead Horses Have to do With Compensation?

    Jacque Vilet
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
      “When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.”                                     ---- Dakota tribal wisdom                             Simple common sense don’t you think?   However, truth be told, the world of business is full of dead horses. What’s the definition?  It’s any program, project, policy, or established way of doing things that is out-of-date, irrelevant and not in sync with a company’s strategy.  Surprisingly, management often tries to keep the dead horse…
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    TriNet Blog

  • 5 Reasons You Should be Providing Health Insurance to Your Employees

    Jeff Smedsrud
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Jeff Smedsrud CEO of Avoiding purchasing health insurance? Not offering a plan for your employees? It’s never a good idea to go without health insurance but new Affordable Care Act... Visit site for full story...
  • “Cadillac Tax” on Medical Benefits Coming

    Natalie Fix
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the more important Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules is scheduled to begin in 2018: the excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage, also known as the “Cadillac tax.” What is the... Visit site for full story...
  • How to Correctly Classify Employees

    Natalie Fix
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Many businesses have, at one time or another, hired a “contract” worker. Hiring a contract worker may seem like an easy, low-commitment solution during uncertain economic times or when you need to... Visit site for full story...
  • Foundational Risks: Implications and Tactics for Mitigation (Part 2)

    Natalie Fix
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Continued from Foundational Risks (Part 1) Every organization must be aware of the risks associated with doing business and implement procedures to minimize the occurrence of those risks, as well as... Visit site for full story...
  • You Can’t Change the World Without the Right People: Smart Hiring for Life Sciences SMBs

    Kim Runyen
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Part 1 in the series, The Competitive Advantage: Success Tips for SMBs in the Life Sciences Industry* Life sciences entrepreneurs tend to be altruistic, innovative and highly scientifically skilled.... Visit site for full story...
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  • 岩国 逆援助 長野市の

    岩田 花蓮
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    身近な見えない幸運を知らないだけでチャンスは一杯あるのかも!良縁との逆援助をたくさん作るやり方から、逆援助のチャンスを作る絶好ポイントや異性の性格別の逆援助の手法まで、多種多様なノウハウ集です。 交際に至るような、真面目な逆援助、真面目なお相手が、インターネット上の逆援助交際掲示板に期待をかけてもよいのか。こうした不安を持っている人も大勢いるのでは?と想像できます。…
  • 登録不要の逆援助交際 してくれる出会い

    岩田 花蓮
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    無論のこと、落ち着きを失ってがっつくのはよくありません。そんな感じが察知されると、結婚を前提にした真面目な逆援助を望んでいるふつうの女性達は、引いてしまいます。 すでにスマートフォンをお持ちなら、まずはネットで掲示板を閲覧してみてください。逆援助交際掲示板と比較して、取りかかるまでの準備が楽なので、試しやすいのでおススメです。…
  • 逆援助交さいサイト 逆ちゃっと

    岩田 花蓮
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    当然ながら、急いでむやみに張り切るのはやめておきましょう。そんな感じが分かってしまうと、慎重に真面目な逆援助を望んでいるふつうの女性達は、心を閉ざしてしまいます。 いい人との逆援助がウリのSNSだって多種多様に存在し、実際にPCMAXとかハッピーメール、YYCなんかは、手軽な逆援助のために専門化している逆援助目的SNSであると断言してもよいかもしれません。…
  • 逆援助メル友サイト 広島場所

    岩田 花蓮
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    ぜひとも人気の逆援助交際掲示板を使ってみる時には、自分のタイプの素敵な女性を手に入れましょう。運命の相手との逆援助テクニックをお知らせします。 一緒の婚活サービスの場合でも、その人毎に感想が異なります。なるべく公正な所見を得たいなら、婚活中のなるべく沢山の人から、レビューしてもらうのがベストでしょう。…
  • 岐阜市人妻逆援助 登録無しサイト

    岩田 花蓮
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
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    free-range communication

  • 6 tips for leveraging a wellness council

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    many companies form wellness councils to incorporate a broad range of opinion and experience into their strategy and to keep all players informed so the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. in my experience, these councils are invaluable, provided they follow certain guidelines. 1. fill the seats with the right bodies. it’s a given that your wellness manager and others from your benefits department will fill some chairs. the rest of the seats should be filled by members of your communications team, in-house alliance partners (e.g., health and safety), third-party partners,…
  • NBGH/fidelity survey finds employers accelerating incentives, decelerating penalties

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    a survey from the national business group on health and fidelity asked employers to shed some light on their approach to incentives. based on phone surveys and responses from 121 companies, NBGH and fidelity learned: incentive amounts have risen at all companies. the average incentive for companies with between 5,000 and 20,000 employees is now $661, up from $493 in 2014. companies with more than 20,000 employees offer $878, on average, up from $717. planned use of penalties for not completing a health risk assessment or getting one’s biometrics is experiencing a downward trend. planned…
  • health, the healthy bottom line, and rose-colored glasses

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    this post reviews the connection between increased wages and better business and employee health. for more on the topic, listen to february’s cohealth checkup, for which we’re joined by economist jan zilinsky and restauranteur bobby fry. this show will be available here beginning february 4th at noon EST.   in 2014, the movement to increase wages for low-paid jobs continued, with companies such as ikea, gap, and starbucks moving on their own to raise their employees’ pay. they joined other businesses—costco being an oft-cited example—that have made this move already,…
  • top 3 cohealth checkup shows of 2014

    15 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
      last year was an abbreviated year for cohealth checkup, a monthly internet radio show on workplace wellness trends i cohost with carol harnett. still, there was a wealth of content, with our top three shows clocking in 2,000 to 7,000 listens. 3. health at every size: is there room in today’s wellness approach? our guest was dr. jonathan robinson from michigan state university. dr. robinson joined us to talk about what he calls a “war” on obesity and to explore what limits existing weight-management approaches.   2. mindfulness comes to work: from science to…
  • jumping back in

    9 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    wow, i’m rusty. i actually started writing the headline for this post in title case! some of you are aware that my mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in august 2013. my sister-in-law was diagnosed at the same time with stage II breast cancer. in september 2013 i decided to curtail any discretionary writing to free myself to help them. frankly, i also wanted the space to process the emotional reaction that comes after one learns of a terminal diagnosis. happily, my sister-in-law is finished with therapy and surgery and my mother is facing her ongoing treatments with…
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  • Social Media Icons Widget

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website. With this new widget, you can add icons for the most popular social networks in no time. The icons are linked to your social media profiles, making it easy for your readers to follow your latest status updates. The Old Way The New Way Currently, we support adding social media icons for the most popular social networks, including: Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn…
  • New Theme: Cyanotype

    Takashi Irie
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s the time of the week again, Happy Theme Thursday! We’re pleased to present a new free theme, Cyanotype: Cyanotype Cyanotype, designed by yours truly, is a monochromatic blog theme with a bold, yet simple look that sets your blog apart from the rest. Pick your favorite background color or image to lend your personal flair. Cyanotype also supports the following popular features: Custom Header, Custom Menu, Social Links, Site Logo, Featured Images, and Widgets. Read more about Cyanotype on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes!Filed under:…
  • Keep Connected! Expats and Nomads Blog Around the World

    Michelle W.
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We don’t write blogs purely for ourselves — we write them to be read. For people who live far from family and friends, blogs serve twin readerships: they give the intrepid traveler a simultaneous way to chronicle travels for a broad audience and update those back at home. We love following the worldly adventures of these four expats and nomads, and we’re sure their friends appreciate the virtual lifeline, too! Wish I Were Here Writer J.D. Riso is a self-identified dromomaniac — a person with an uncontrollable desire to wander. Wish I Were Here is her record of…
  • Field Notes: Hispanicize 2015

    Marjorie R. Asturias
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Automatticians, the people who build, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. Two weeks ago, Happiness Engineers Karen Arnold, Marjorie R. Asturias, and Jamil Abreu, as well as Code Wrangler Damian Suarez, attended the sixth annual Hispanicize conference in downtown Miami, Florida. The event, which took place from March 16-20, is billed as the “largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment,…
  • New Theme: Lingonberry

    Caroline Moore
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s Theme Thursday, and we’re happy to present a brand new free theme for your enjoyment. Lingonberry Lingonberry is a bright, personable blogging theme by Anders Norén with bold colors and accents and a playful, modern twist. Formatted posts stand out from the rest, space for your site logo adds a personal touch, and footer widget areas for additional content give your posts and pages plenty of room to shine. Lingonberry also adapts to your device, for a flawless reading experience no matter the screen size. Get to know Lingonberry on the Theme Showcase, or give it a spin by…
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  • People Analytics – Sky Business Interview with Chief Analytics Officer

    CJ Hardwick
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Dr.Peter O’Hanlon (Chief Analytics Officer) discusses Revelian’s suite of value rich People Analytics products for the world of HR Technology and Big Data on Sky Business News.     The post People Analytics – Sky Business Interview with Chief Analytics Officer appeared first on Revelian.
  • 3 leadership approaches to get the best out of your staff

    Kieran Reed
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:19 pm
    “People leave managers, not companies.” We’re sure you’ve heard it many times from many sources, but an abundance of research by Gallup Organisation linked the relationship between employees and their managers as having the greatest impact on their productivity and retention. We spend more than... The post 3 leadership approaches to get the best out of your staff appeared first on Revelian.
  • Why your salespeople must live and breathe your brand

    Kieran Reed
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Want return customers? You need salespeople that live and breathe your brand If you’re interested in growing your business you’ve probably thought carefully about your sales funnel and put considerable effort into marketing tactics that build your brand, and complement your sales strategies. This is... The post Why your salespeople must live and breathe your brand appeared first on Revelian.
  • 6 tips on retaining your top performers

    Kieran Reed
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Rounding out the employment journey, following our articles on sourcing and recruitment, we take a look at how to keep your staff after you’ve put in so much effort to acquire them. As the war for talent intensifies, some organisations are becoming more aggressive in... The post 6 tips on retaining your top performers appeared first on Revelian.
  • 8 simple and actionable tips on recruitment

    Kieran Reed
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Following on from our article on sourcing yesterday, we thought we’d continue the conversation by moving through the recruitment process. Let’s face it; a few bad hiring decisions can disrupt any good business. Mistakes, lost productivity, poor attendance, bad attitude; the list goes on. Multiply... The post 8 simple and actionable tips on recruitment appeared first on Revelian.
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    ACT Bridge

  • 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,…
  • Prepare for 2015: The Year of the Job Seeker

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

  • Dan Price’s Extraordinary Wages Policy

    Ian Greensmith
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    “We’re completely transparent. We gladly choose long-term relationships over profit… The most compelling reason businesses switch to us is our team of dedicated, local, customer service members… When you call us, you’re not talking in a call center overseas, they’re … Continue reading →
  • Always Be Prepared… You Might be Meeting the President

    Ian Greensmith
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    It could be said that there are two types of people: the prepared and the under-prepared. We all know of someone that does everything off-the-cuff, by the seat of their pants, always caught off guard, in a fluster, don’t know … Continue reading →
  • Our Top Interview Tips for Candidates

    Ian Greensmith
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Great! Your cover letter and CV worked their magic and you’ve been invited in for an interview. Now comes the daunting bit; the interview. It is not just what you say but how you say it that will reinforce the … Continue reading →
  • Jaffa Cakes at the Ready…

    Ian Greensmith
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    …UK Times for the Solar Eclipse Today’s blog has nothing to do with online flat fee recruitment, HR, staffing problems, training, CV writing, interviewing, dogs or any of the subjects we like to cover here, but we’re all pretty excited … Continue reading →
  • Client Profile: Behind the Scenes at Berwick Devoil Healthcare

    Ian Greensmith
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Berwick Devoil Healthcare Ltd (BDHL) was founded in 1995 by a former AXA PPP sales manager and was acquired in 2002 by its current joint owners/directors Caroline Weiss-Jones (right) and Guy Jones. BDHL is a traditional “insurance broker” specialising in Health … Continue reading →
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    DCR Workforce Blog

  • Must a Leave of Absence Kill a Woman’s Career?

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    In 2014, the United States Navy introduced a program which allowed women to take a year off and return to duty without risking either their career or their future commands. The women can start a family, get a degree or do anything they need to do with their lives, without having to quit work toRead full story...
  • How Effective is Psychological Screening of Contingent Candidates?

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    A recent best seller talks about Why Being Your Whole Self—Not Just Your “Good” Self—Drives Success and Fulfillment and tells us about how negative emotions make people focus better and do things exactly right. This research brings the very efficacy of personality testing into question. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), roughly 18%Read full story...
  • Mission Possible: Every Indian Company to Have a Woman on Board

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    Silicon Valley has recently gotten some unwanted media attention for the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their workforce composition. India has had a similar legacy of not having many women participating at the corporate board level. Thanks to government intervention, that situation has changed. In 2013, Indian companies were told in no uncertain termsRead full story...
  • Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” The deliberate crashing of a Germanwings flight in the Alps, by its co-pilot, has brought the importance of mental health to the attention of every supervisor in the world. Issues with mental health affect performance andRead full story...
  • What to Do when Employees are Not Your Greatest Asset

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Is there any major company in America whose chief Human Resources Officer has not said, “Employees are our greatest asset”? It appears that the majority of employees are responding, “Well then, walk the talk.” Gallup has just released a survey, conducted across a target group of over 7200 adults, which says that workplaces make peopleRead full story...
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    G&A Partners HR Blog

  • How To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person By Improving Your Hiring Process

    G&#38;A Partners
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    While no company’s hiring process is perfect, consistently hiring the wrong person can be a very costly mistake. Taking into account the expenses associated with recruiting and training an employee and possible unemployment claims, the cost of replacing a single employee can easily range anywhere from 30 to 150 percent of the employee’s annual salary. But the damage that hiring the wrong person can cause goes beyond just the typical costs of employee turnover to have a much more significant effect on a company. Hiring the wrong person can negatively impact employee morale,…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Affordable Care Act IRS Reporting Guide

    G&#38;A Partners
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released the finalized and much-anticipated forms employers may use to file in under IRS Code Sections 6055 and 6056, with respect to the individual and employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Although employers are not required to file these forms with respect to 2014, reporting for 2015 is mandatory and must be performed in early 2016. Before you wade through all the paperwork and forms regarding ACA reporting requirements, save yourself some time by checking out G&A Partners’ Affordable Care Act IRS Reporting Guide…
  • G&A Partners Named Healthiest Employer in Multiple Markets

    G&#38;A Partners
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    HOUSTON – April 9, 2015 – G&A Partners, a national professional employer organization and HR services provider, has recently been named one of the healthiest employers of 2015 in four markets, including Houston, Central Texas, North Texas and Utah. Each of these awards recognizes local employers who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture of health and wellness within their organization by implementing a creative corporate wellness program. In just the past month, G&A Partners has been recognized as a Healthiest Employer finalist by the following publications…
  • 6 Steps For A Successful HR Audit

    G&#38;A Partners
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Similar to a financial or tax audit, an HR audit gives businesses the opportunity to identify any potential human resources compliance issues and establish HR best practices. An HR audit reviews an organization’s essential human resources functions to determine the organization’s compliance with state and federal regulations. Do your HR audit processes meet all the requirements of our six-step HR audit checklist? Determine the scope: The first step of conducting an HR audit is to determine the scope of the audit. If an HR audit has never been conducted, a comprehensive review of all…
  • Conducting Effective Employee Exit Interviews

    G&#38;A Partners
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The only constant about an organization’s workforce is that it is ever changing. And although losing employees is inevitable, an employee’s last few days also present a critical opportunity for business owners, managers and the HR team to learn how employees really feel about their employer. While people are currently employed by an organization, they are often afraid to fully voice their opinions. After the decision to leave is made, however, they are often more willing to offer honest feedback about their experiences. This period, an employee’s last few days or weeks, is…
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    Eblin Group

  • Are You Ready to Change the Way You Think About Leadership?

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    When you think of the word “leader” what comes to mind? For lots of people, the picture that comes to mind is the charismatic visionary that sets a direction that people want to follow. All too often, that model of leadership fails because the followers inevitably end up disappointed and disengaged when the leader is incapable of delivering everything he or she promised. (Audio)
  • Mindful Mondays: What Are You More Likely to Remember?

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    So the original plan for this past weekend was to get caught up on some work while my wife, Diane, was away at a conference in Las Vegas. To some degree, that was the plan for both of us. We have a couple of big new projects coming on line so Diane took her computer with her and planned on doing some work in the evenings as well. And that’s pretty much how Friday night went down. She had dinner, played roulette for an hour or so and went back to her room to work on our website. Meanwhile, I was in our apartment in Los Angeles clearing out emails and other tasks while an HBO documentary on…
  • Three Signs That You Have Too Much Executive Presence

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    It’s common for leaders who want to make a bigger impact to work on building their executive presence. It’s so common, in fact, that my company offers a seven month group coaching program for high potential leaders slated for executive roles. Our goal in that program is to make the often discussed but rarely clearly defined topic of executive presence a tangible and actionable thing to develop. We try to move away from the “I know it when I see it,” definition of executive presence by focusing on specific behaviors and tactics related to factors like showing up with an appropriate…
  • Mindful Mondays: Five Simple Ways to Feel Better and Perform Better

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Sitting at your desk for hours on end can take a toll on a lot of things – your mental performance, your overall outlook on life and your general health and wellbeing. There’s a reason that researchers have concluded that sitting is the new smoking. Unfortunately, for many of us, the nature of work today leads to a lot of sitting and the subsequent declines in health.
  • Mindful Mondays: Five Ways to Clear the Decks

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    I'm a little late writing this post this morning because I’ve spent the past 45 minutes clearing the decks. When I sat down at my desk this morning, it looked like it had been through a hurricane. I’ve got lots of reasons (excuses) for that. I’ve been away on business a lot this past month, we have multiple projects underway, there have been deadlines to hit for clients and, finally, we’ve had a ton (that’s probably a literal word) of stuff to sort through that’s come back into the house following a fire in our storage units last year. The effect of all of that is that stuff has…
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    The Employee Benefits Blog

  • How to Communicate Employee Benefits Changes

    Colin Bradley
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If your employees are going to value the benefits you provide and make the most of them, they need to understand those benefits. This is especially true when you make changes to your company’s employee benefits offerings. To build this understanding and ensure benefits changes don’t take a hit on employee engagement, it’s essential to use effective benefits communication tactics. These recent articles offer good advice on how to effectively communicate employee benefits changes and share ongoing information that will help your people understand and take advantage of their benefits. How…
  • 3 Minimum Essential Coverage Coverage Challenges Employers Must Overcome

    Jeff Sands
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Minimum essential coverage is one of the frequently confusing aspects of the Affordable Care Act -- also known as the ACA or Obamacare. Last month, I answered the question “What is minimum essential coverage?” Today, I’m going to provide a more in-depth look at three key challenges employers are facing as they try to comply with this aspect of the ACA and how you can overcome them. ACA Rules and Regulations Seem to Be Constantly Changing One of the biggest challenges is simply cutting through the seemingly constant noise about what you’re required to do. The new Republican-led…
  • Consider the Needs of Different Generations When Designing Voluntary Benefits Programs

    Colin Bradley
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    You already know by now that a millennial employee and a baby boomer probably don’t have the same level of interest in critical illness insurance, life insurance or retirement savings. At different points in an employee’s life, their benefits needs will vary. It’s important as an employer to offer a wide range of voluntary benefits to suit everyone in your organization. It’s also important to understand the differing financial needs that may keep employees from initially purchasing or understanding the full value of the voluntary benefits you offer. Millennials likely have a heavy…
  • Should Technology Drive Benefits Enrollment and Communications?

    Colin Bradley
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently I served as a keynote panelist at the Workplace Benefits Renaissance 2015, where we discussed how technology fits in with benefits enrollment and communications. Topics that came up included the challenge of offering ACA-compliant benefits, educating employees so they can effectively navigate consumer-driven healthcare, and the importance of a multi-channel year-round communications strategy. Technology, when used effectively, can have a strong impact on the success of any benefits program. These advances aren’t necessarily the magic bullet in solving the challenges for the HR…
  • Improved Wellness Programs Make for Happy Employees

    Colin Bradley
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the most important things to consider when you review your benefits program is how you cater your wellness programs to your employees’ needs. While many companies already have wellness programs, most of these programs don’t allow employees to alter the program to their own health needs. This personalization can add the element of participation necessary to foster wellness. When employers make an effort to create happier, healthier employees, they often see their bottom line become healthier as well. Below are some interesting perspectives and guidelines that can help you offer the…
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    Chequed » Blog

  • Career Builder Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Employers Have Asked Illegal Interview Question

    Greg Moran
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Job seekers are often the ones sweating to ask the right questions, but hiring managers also need to mind their p’s and q’s. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 20 percent of hiring managers said they have unknowingly asked an illegal interview question. And while intentions are harmless, a risk for legal action remains. More than 2,100 hiring and human resource managers across industries participated in the nationwide survey and it was determined that the following are interview questions that should be eschewed: What is your religious affiliation? Are you pregnant? What is your…
  • The Perfect Employee. Say, What?  

    Greg Moran
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    The perfect employee. Does he/she exist? What traits or combination of technical skills and personality characteristics indicate that a person will be a good fit (or not) for the long haul? Take Five Ken Sundheim, founder and CEO, KAS Placement, a sales and marketing recruiting firm, says that when hiring for any size business, it’s not what the candidates know today. Information can always be taught. The most intelligent companies hire on future success and heavily weigh personality when determining the most apt employees. Regardless of industry, pay, age or sex, all ideal employees share…
  • Validity vs. Reliability. Do You Know the Difference?

    Greg Moran
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    While validity and reliability go hand in hand when it comes to personality assessment or other forms of employment testing, they do differ. Validity basically refers to research that provides evidence that a test actually measures what it is supposed to measure. Reliability is more of a consistency measure. How reliable is it? Consider this: You measured the length of your dining room table. It was 72 inches long. What if you measured it the next day and it was 68 inches? You would have to find out what went wrong with the measurement.  Did you use the tape measure incorrectly? Is your tape…
  • Do You Need a Retention Refresher?

    Greg Moran
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    At the end of 2014, CareerBuilder conducted a survey of more than 3,000 employers from multiple industries to figure out what will affect employee retention the most in 2015. According to the results, 30 percent of employees regularly search for jobs and 23 percent of employees in the 18-34 range expect to have a new job by the end of the year. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – employee retention is the key to company success. Just in case you need a little refresher, here are some benefits of retaining employees: Save big bucks. The Society for Human Resources…
  • What Makes a Great Leader?

    Greg Moran
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    When hiring for upper management positions, do leaders look for proven entrepreneurial spirit, management ability, a track record of growing companies or all of the above? Surely, it depends on the job at hand, but what are some of the most coveted qualities to have and how do you ensure you are hiring the right people who have these traits to get the job done? Attitude Is Everything Kenneth Hanifan, principal, Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV), a 119-person, multi-disciplined civil engineering/consulting firm, says that they seek “talent” – pure and simple. “I like to see a…
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    Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary | Globoforce Blog

  • Eight Upcoming Talks You’d Be Crazy to Miss. Seriously.

    Darcy Jacobsen
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
      We all have limited time. I mean, there are only so many hours in a week. And there are a LOT of things out there to read and see and attend.  We’re all in the same boat. We have to pick and choose. But how can we know which sessions and talks are worth our time and will get our minds  and hearts racing—and which talks are going to be a snoozefest that leave us wanting our wasted time back? Consider me your crystal ball. I’m about to share with you (in no particular order) eight upcoming talks I think you should try to get to. I think they are going to make you cry, they are so…
  • Micro-Interview with Author Dan Pink

    Darcy Jacobsen
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    What does it mean to have a more human workplace and how can businesses cultivate it? What’s the connection between the human workplace and recognition and motivation? These are a few of the questions we asked Dan Pink, author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. His most recent book, To Sell is Human, draws on a rich trove of social science to reveal the new ABCs of moving others, which include new rules for understanding other people’s perspectives. As part of our “Three Questions” series of Micro-interviews, we recently asked Dan to share his…
  • The 2015 WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest

    Darcy Jacobsen
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
      Do you know a college or graduate student in the U.S. or Canada who is passionate about HR, leadership, organizational psychology and creating a great place to work? Are you one, yourself? We are excited to announce the WorkHuman 2015 Fellowship and Essay Contest. Three essay writers from North American universities will be chosen as our WorkHuman Fellows, and flown to WorkHuman 2015 to live-blog the event. See below! ENTER TO WIN A WORKHUMAN 2015 FELLOWSHIP Essay Contest Deadline: May 20, 2015   Do you share our passion for building a more human workplace? Are you a college or…
  • Rob Lowe is coming to WorkHuman 2015. Here’s why.

    Darcy Jacobsen
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
      I am so excited about our WorkHuman speaker lineup. From keynotes to session speakers to attendees, we are assembling an amazing cross-section of people that is going to blow your socks off. But I have to say that our latest speaker announcement is one of the most thrilling. Rob Lowe is going to be giving a keynote talk at WorkHuman 2015. Rob is an unexpected (and phenomenal) addition to our lineup—which is why I love that he agreed to speak at the event. If you’ve read his books, you’ll know why we chose him. If you haven’t, you should. Rob is the NY Times bestselling author…
  • An eBook for the International Day of Happiness

    Darcy Jacobsen
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
      Today is the International Day of Happiness. In June 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring the 20th of March an International Day of Happiness, and inviting member states to “pursue the elaboration of additional measures that better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.” The pursuit of happiness, says the UN, is a fundamental human goal. Further, the UN resolution recognized the importance of  “happiness and well-being as universal goals and…
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    Clarity Consultants

  • 4 Tips for Building Successful Courses with Articulate Storyline

    2 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Articulate Storyline’s popularity is surging, in large part because of its incredibly user-friendly interface and customizable features; in other words, you don’t need to be a code whiz to create and publish dynamic, interactive courses. The e-learning authoring tool is now boasting a client list that includes Google, IBM, Nike, Microsoft, and Amazon, among others. Still wondering what the big deal is? Here are four ways any course builder can use Storyline to make eLearning easy (and fun). Use characters to create compelling stories Good, old-fashioned storytelling can help students…
  • Can eLearning Influence Behavior Change?

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Transformative learning is more than memorizing steps or learning basic skills—in many cases, it’s about shifting values and beliefs to uproot old behavior patterns. Training classes that teach employees new policies and healthcare modules that try to improve patient habits are both examples of tools that are designed to incite behavior change. What’s the dominant model for behavior change? In the 1970s, researcher and psychologist James O. Prochaska began developing a conceptual model of behavior change. By the 90s, he and colleagues published a number of papers supporting…
  • Cognitive Load Theory: What You Need to Know to Develop Instructional Tools that Work

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    A central piece in the puzzle of designing instructional tools is understanding how the human mind learns—how much information can a learner retain, and how should that information be presented? Investment costs in the design, production, and implementation of e-learning in particular makes the effectiveness of such tools even more crucial. A poorly designed course can confuse learners, missing the instructional mark and costing your company dearly. What you need to consider is cognitive load—in other words, how much effort your learners need to spend to really absorb your content. In the…
  • How Can Virtual Leaders Be Effective?

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    In response to an increasingly global marketplace, over half of organizational leaders are now called upon to collaborate with and oversee virtual teams—groups of remote employees who are spread out across cultures and time zones, connecting with the group via technology such as Skype, email, and phone conferences.   The advantages of virtual collaborations are immediately apparent: diverse perspectives create an environment of creativity and multiple solutions, virtual communication is “greener” than arranging travel to get everyone in the same room, and many employees feel more…
  • Use Interactive Video for Better Learning Outcomes

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

  • The Customer is (Not) Always Right

    Stephanie Reyes
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    No one likes to terminate an employee. In fact, many managers rank firing someone as the hardest or worst part of their job. While it makes sense to do everything possible to retain someone you’ve invested the time and resources into hiring, there comes a time when you just have to show a problem employee the door. But this article is not about that. This article is about the one other time management will bend over backwards to make things work; struggle valiantly to smooth things over; or simply refuse to acknowledge what’s going.  I’m talking about organizations that…
  • Are Contingent Workers The New Peons?

    Stephanie Reyes
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    I’ve written a lot about the rise of the contingent workforce, the increasing degree of job flexibility and the swelling ranks of remote workers. As a natural optimist, I tend to focus on the benefits these roles offer to employees through greater flexibility and increased autonomy. Not to mention the improved agility and staffing responsiveness they offer employers. Wikimedia Commons, National Archives, Public Domain There is, of course, another side to the story of the growing non-permanent workforce. From the concerns expressed by the US Department of Labor about employers using…
  • Top Talent Management Practices

    Stephanie Reyes
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Much of your company’s value flows from the skills, experience, and performance of your workforce. Recruiting highly-qualified candidates is an important aspect to the overall talent development but your talent strategies shouldn’t stop there. Once recruits become a part of your organization, getting the best from them, identifying and retaining top performers, encouraging learning and development, and keeping employees engaged are all important aspects to ensure the best utilization of talent. A talent management strategy is an important tool that allows you to effectively…
  • What’s the Deal with Unretirement?

    Stephanie Reyes
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    The vanguard of the boomer bulge is reaching retirement age. At least, they’re reaching the age at which people have traditionally retired since the early 1900s: i.e 65. Of course, when 65 was originally set as the standard (and often mandatory) retirement age, most people died within a few years of retirement. These post-retirement sunset years were a well-deserved rest after a lifetime of work and represented a short final chapter for most people. Photo by Emilio Labrador, Senior Guard, Flickr Things have changed.  The trend toward earlier and earlier retirement that…
  • Was That Insubordination or Just Attitude?

    Stephanie Reyes
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    Insubordination is variously defined as the “willful failure to obey a supervisor's lawful orders; refusal to obey some order which a superior officer is entitled to give and is entitled to have obeyed; intentional refusal to obey an employer's lawful and reasonable order; or more simply—disobedience to authority.” Mutiny on the Bounty by Pascal, Flickr But simply having a bad attitude at work doesn’t necessarily qualify as insubordination. Insolence, for example, is often inaccurately labeled insubordination. According to Sacha Morrisset of Stewart McKelvey:…
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    The Great Place to Work Blog

  • How Analytics Can Empower Your HR Strategy

    Elissa Tucker
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Lessons from SAS, One of the World’s Best WorkplacesBusiness analytics and software provider SAS is well known for using HR analytics to improve its own performance as well as its clients' performance. Jennifer Nenadic, Manager of Enterprise Analytic Services at SAS, will be sharing HR analytics insights at the 2015 Great Place to Work® Conference on April 22-23 in Dallas, TX. Recently, I interviewed Jennifer about her upcoming conference session.
  • Positive Stories About Working in Retail

    Elissa Tucker
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    13 Retailers made the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® listTry Googling “working in retail.” You will not only find the top ranked search results are all negative, but also you will see that many of the remaining results contain words like crazy, worst, tough, hardship, problem, and demeaning. There is a lot of negative press about the experience of retail employees. There are even entire websites dedicated to documenting the daily challenges that retail employees face.
  • Creating a Culture of Recognition

    Hannah Jones
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Five Elements Meaningful Programs Have in CommonAll companies face the question of how to recognize and reward their employees. It has always been a cornerstone of effective management, but today, as the competition for talent becomes stronger, the ways in which organizations value their employees becomes increasingly important. But creating a recognition program is not something organizations do once and accept as perfect.
  • Creating a Great Workplace in the Manufacturing Industry

    Elissa Tucker
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    W. L. Gore and General Mills Have What it TakesEight manufacturing organizations are on the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Great Place to Work® Institute uncovered three strategies that these organizations use to overcome manufacturing industry challenges. Namely, culture, communication, and fair pay practices help these manufacturing companies provide a consistently positive employee experience across locations and job roles
  • 5 Techie Tips for a More Engaging Conference Experience

    Jennifer Johnston
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    When I venture to Dallas this April for the Great Place to Work® Conference, it will be my third rodeo (pun intended!). At Salesforce, we're delivering social and mobile cloud technologies that create a more transparent, collaborative and fun experience for our employees that we think contributes to our being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the past 7 years running—and in the Top 10 for the last 2 of those years. So, in the spirit of creating a more engaging experience for all conference attendees this year, I wanted to share my top 5 techie tips.
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    strategy+business: ORGANIZATIONS & PEOPLE

  • When the Search for People Skills Backfires

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Job ads that specifically seek team players can have the unintended downside of scaring away potential hires with technical rather than collaborative skill sets.
  • Developing the Conviction to Do Meaningful Work

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    As we get older, deciding to pursue our dreams becomes more difficult -- but it's never too late to do something that's important to the world.
  • Dancing with Yourself

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Negotiation guru William Ury argues that self-knowledge is a crucial tool for deal making.
  • Mark Bertolini's Preventive Disruption

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna -- one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. -- talks about the disruption affecting his industry, the resulting impact on cultural evolution, and why he just raised the wages and improved the medical benefits of Aetna's lowest-earning employees.
  • Isn't Every Company a Social Enterprise?

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Social responsibility is no longer optional for leaders -- it must be an integral part of their business.
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    Human Resources Blog - Spark Hire

  • How to Improve In-Office Communication

    Lauren Levine
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Though you see your staff daily, you may often feel as if you’re working on separate coasts. Everyone is busy and managing their own work, which makes it easy for miscommunications to happen if you’re not careful. In order to keep your team in sync, try using these strategies to ensure great in-office communication: Send out an office newsletter You think that everyone knows about the new hire or the change in office hours, but it’s hard to be sure sometimes. To verify, send out a monthly or weekly newsletter. This will update your team on the most important information they need to…
  • 4 Things to Consider When Interviewing New College Grads for Your Staffing Company

    Julia Weeks
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      Today, many companies are turning more and more towards hiring new college graduates versus seasoned workers.  If you are considering interviewing new college grads for your staffing company, there are 4 key things that you should look for: 1. College Major In the past, I discovered that college grads with certain degrees seemed to easily fit into recruiting roles at my company.  For example, business and communications concentrations were typically what I focused on when searching for college grads to hire on my recruiting team.  These new college grads were often some of the most…
  • The Secret to Finding Reliable Hourly Employees

    Lauren Levine
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In many organizations, hourly employees help to keep the business flowing and are an essential part of the company’s success. However, with high turnover rates, it’s often difficult to find and retain great hourly employees. If you’re on the hunt for new employees to fill hourly positions, use these recruitment tips: Get proactive about recruiting for hourly employees Most businesses are very proactive about recruiting salaried employees, but let their efforts slip when it comes time to find quality hourly employees. Continue to spend time finding salaried employees, but don’t…
  • 4 Reasons to Consider Hiring New College Grads vs. Seasoned Recruiters

    Julia Weeks
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I managed a recruiting team, I learned early on that I had more success when hiring new college grads versus seasoned recruiters.  This is not to say that I never hired seasoned recruiters or that they never worked out when hired.  There were a couple of experienced recruiters that I hired who fit into our culture well and easily transitioned into our specific industry.  However, when looking at the most successful recruiters hired, many of those were entry level college grads. There are many different reasons why you should considering hiring college grads versus seasoned recruiters…
  • 10 Companies That Totally Nailed the Company Culture Video

    Sheena Christensen
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    While working on this project, I realized all companies take different (very different) approaches to their company culture video. Some prefer to have the videos feel more like employment promotions, where they are encouraging people to apply and straight up telling them why by including things like insurance and dental information or vacation policy. Others use the company culture video as a way to broadcast what the company does as a whole; mentioning features and benefits for customers. Many use voice-overs and even more use testimonials from employees and CEOs. But what makes a kick@$$…
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    Safari Solutions

  • 4 Steps to Developing an Effective Job Marketing Profile

    6 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Marketing a job opportunity is similar to marketing a product or service.  Your marketing message may be as important as the features and benefits of the related product, service, or job opportunity. If you are posting compliance based job descriptions, your marketing strategy is immediately off track.  Job descriptions are boring, and no one wants a job that sounds boring. Marketing a job opening is all about how you make the prospective candidate feel when he/she reads your job posting.  Can he envision himself doing the job?  Does she feel like she would enjoy working with the team?
  • Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    You probably understand yourself well enough to know if you are an introvert or extrovert.  Yet, how can you tell the difference in others?  This is one of the easiest distinctions to recognize in a first meeting, such as an office interview or even a phone interview. Extroverts are a D-style or I-style DISC personality. An extrovert is a better talker than a listener. They enjoy small talk and social interaction, and feel comfortable around almost anyone. Their body language is typically open and relaxed. Introverts are an S-style or C-style DISC personality. An introvert is a better…
  • Four Styles to Teamwork

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

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

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

  • Video Interviewing: The Solution to High-Volume Recruiting in Healthcare

    Christopher Young
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of uninsured Americans has dropped by about 25%, as 11 million more people finally have access to affordable healthcare. That’s good news. Unfortunately, the increase in the insured, along with a rising tide of Baby Boomers with greater healthcare needs, is putting added pressure on an already strained healthcare system. The shortage of trained health care professionals is expected to reach critical proportions over the next several years. According to research from the Association of American Medical…
  • Most College Applicants Have the Same Resume; What Now?

    Christopher Young
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a fact of the modern search for entry-level job applicants — most resumes from college students and graduates look incredibly similar. There are a few summer jobs and an internship; either the candidate is working towards a degree or has just earned one. All in all, it’s not a bad prospect, but it’s difficult for recruiters to tell the difference between the so-so candidates and the perfect candidate when they all look the same on paper. Video interviews are a great first step towards going beyond the physical resume. Separating the Candidates Via Video…
  • Recruiting Call Center Representatives isn’t as simple as Getting them on the Phone

    Christopher Young
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Call centers first appeared in the world in the 1960s under the not-so-catchy title of “Private Automated Business Exchanges.” Since then, the PABX revolution has fundamentally changed the landscape of modern business. In times of plenty, and of austerity, the call centers need workers – but recruiting call center representatives is not so simple these days. Among the numerous challenges that face them, the major issues plaguing call center recruitment agents right now are threefold: high turnover, understaffed HR departments, and non-uniform personal technologies.
  • Easing the Time-to-Hire Crunch

    Christopher Young
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Scheduling an in-person or video interview with a hiring manager is challenging, as recruiters are all too well aware. After all, hiring is not the primary responsibility of a manager; it’s only one task on his or her daily list. If you asked typical managers what the ideal time frame would be for completing a hire, they would probably answer, “Yesterday!” Establish Trust by Partnering with the Manager Talent acquisition expert Emily Gordon urges recruiters to “provide value by serving to help the hiring manager succeed.” Only by seeing the hiring challenge through the…
  • Hiring for Top Talent is More Than Just Luck

    Christopher Young
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You might enjoy a good Guinness and have the luck o’ the Irish, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to simply stumble upon talent this St. Patrick’s Day (or any part of the year, for that matter). In reality, hiring the best candidate for an open position at your company is a task that takes work and skill. In order to ensure you find the best candidates possible, you’ll want to make sure that you take all the necessary steps in the hiring process. Below is what you need to land that pot-o-gold hire at the end of the search rainbow. Understanding the Job…
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    Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt

  • 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 »
  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back

    Tom Bolt
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engaged in a dialog about whether or not the … Continue reading »
  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats

    Tom Bolt
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened because we had good metrics on that … Continue reading »
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • 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…
  • 9 Spartan Race Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A few weeks ago I experienced my first Spartan Sprint. The “Sprint” is a 4-5 mile obstacle course race created by Joe De Sena, an entrepreneur and extreme endurance race enthusiast.  In 2012, Outside magazine designated it the “Best Obstacle Race,” and hundreds of thousands of people have participated in Spartan race events around the world. I figured it would be a fun experience for my family and I to share. So on the Saturday morning of the race, my wife and I, along with our three children (ages 16, 14, and 11) hopped in our SUV and made our way to the race site, prepared…
  • “What Impresses a Coach” – A Letter to Athletes on Toughness

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

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

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    There’s a certain number of questions that get asked by employers at every interview. These questions may seem cliche, but they are as important as ever when it comes to making or breaking your chances of getting hired – knowing how to answer them can be the key to success. What would your manager and colleagues say about you? This question should be seen as an opportunity to sell your skills and promote yourself through others. One way to answer this is to quote your previous/current managers comments from your last appraisal/performance review. By quoting, you’re not in…
  • 6 Ways To Make A Better Office Today

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    If you’ve browsed the various articles online that list, what they consider to be, the ‘best offices in the world’, most will have a number of elements in common. This isn’t due to a quirky designer that’s just gone mad with the budget, it’s to improve office productivity, wellbeing and ultimately revenue. There are a number of steps you can take, today, that will make your office environment a better place for your employees to spend their day. As a result, you’ll likely have happier, healthier and more productive and engaged employees, who are…
  • 10 Things You Should Never Say In An Interview

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Interviews are a nerve racking experience for the vast majority of us. Don’t make them even more awkward by saying any of the following. 1) “How much annual leave do I get?” Already thinking of time away from your new job eh? Not good. 2) “What is it that your company does again?” “See yourself out!” 3) “I hate my current/previous manager!” Really? So you’ll probably bad mouth this company if you move on from this job?! 4) “My biggest weakness is that I am a perfectionist” No it’s not, be honest. 5) “I was…
  • The Little Things That Can Influence Your Success

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    There are many little behavioural traits that, if we can control or even just be aware of, can be the keys to success. Often subconscious, they include our movements, expressions or ways in which we react in certain situations that can affect how well we do in our careers and professional relationships. Your decision-making skills In the study ‘Thought Calibration: How Thinking Just the Right Amount Increases One’s Influence and Appeal’ it was found that the way in which someone make decisions affects those observing them and their willingness to be influenced by…
  • 10 Grown Up Uses For Lego In The Office

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Now one of the most valuable and well-known brands in the world, and for good reason, Lego’s not just for kids anymore. With a little ingenuity it can be used to make our lives easier and more fun at work too! Lego vase for your office plant(s) Lego USB stick Lego device charger stand Lego ideas board Lego phone holder Lego wall calendar Lego cable tidy Lego PC tower Lego desk tidy Lego productivity tool Sources: The post 10 Grown Up Uses For Lego…
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  • 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.
  • R.I.S.K: Not a four letter word

    6 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    The world is not stopping or slowing down, and the idea that doing nothing guarantees safety from failure is the exact opposite of reality. Staying planted in a “safe zone” only secures your slow passing as the world progresses. Reflect back to a time when… The post R.I.S.K: Not a four letter word appeared first on MMChr.
  • Growth in the Workplace

    Charles Chatelain
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    One of the most popular questions to ask friends, family, and acquaintances after they have given the great news that they have been hired at a new job is, “do you feel there is room for growth within the company?” Unless the newly hired employee has… The post Growth in the Workplace appeared first on MMChr.
  • 2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    Michele O'Donnell
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    Although it is early in 2015, this is the perfect time to start planning for the 2016 increase in the California minimum wage. California increased its minimum wage in a two-step process. The first step was effective July 1, 2014 and raised the minimum wage to… The post 2016 California Minimum Wage Increase appeared first on MMChr.
  • IRS Reporting Requirements for Employers

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

  • Is Busy-ness Killing Your Company’s Productivity? Five Mistakes Your Probably Making

    Dave Rietsema
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    In the essay “The Busy Trap” by Tim Kreider, he discusses how “busy” has become a constant state of being in 21st century America. Kreider goes on to speak about how most personal “busy-ness” is self-imposed in an effort to convince ourselves that we are necessary and important, but that this constant state of busy-ness often prevents us from reaching our highest potential and doing the things that really matter. This same concept applies just as readily to companies as individuals; pinpointing which causes of busy-ness are self imposed can help to break the habit. Scheduling Too…
  • Do You Have a Hostile Work Environment on Your Hands?

    Dave Rietsema
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    A hostile work environment is caused by actions of an employer or employee that interfere with an employee’s ability to do their job. When the term is used in the United States, it is generally connected to specific laws that have been broken. Understanding what makes a work environment hostile can help employers to nip certain behaviors in the bud before they start to overtake the office. Discrimination and Discriminatory Language Discrimination is defined and guided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. Discrimination can be blatant or subtle in nature, so it may be…
  • Onboarding Tips to Avoid “Buyer’s Remorse” with New Hires

    Dave Rietsema
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    It has happened to all of us at some time or another. We just had to have that new coat, pan, eyeliner, or wallet and then we get home and regret spending our hard earned bucks on something that was likely an impulse buy caused by being too caught up in the moment. The same thing happens to new hires after accepting jobs all the time. They get caught up in the moment and accept the job offer, but then end up regretting the decision when promises go unfulfilled or the job doesn’t turn out to be quite what they thought it was. Having employees quit shortly after hire can be hugely costly for…
  • Treating Departing Employees Well is Just Good Business

    Dave Rietsema
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Most companies have carefully outlined procedures for onboarding employees that are designed to make employees feel welcomed and competent while learning the lay of the land. Unfortunately, most companies do not put nearly as much effort into making sure that employees are treated well during offboarding. Whether employees are terminated or resign, however, it is in a company’s best interest to make sure that employees are treated well as they leave. Maintaining Company Reputation Former employees are often seen as an honest source for information about how a company is to work for or deal…
  • Benefits of Offering Paid Sick Days

    Dave Rietsema
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    At this time, paid sick days are voluntarily offered by some organizations and not others in most places in the United States. The United States is one of the few developed nations in the world that does not guarantee paid sick leave for all workers, although some states and cities have put legislation in place requiring paid sick leave for all employees. Organizations that do not offer sick days may be hesitant to add sick days as a benefit out of fear that employees will misuse sick days or that the option will increase costs, but there are many real benefits to offering sick days that may…
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    Social Recruiting Blog

  • She’s all about that base!

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    She’s all about that base!
  • What New Jobseekers Need to Know

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    What New Jobseekers Need to Know: Thoughts for the NEW job seeker.
  • 8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers
  • Random collection of Job Search Advice

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    Random collection of Job Search Advice: We gets lots of submissions for the CareerCloud site and sometime we just don’t have room to publish them all. So here’s a collection of submissions from 4 different caeer experts on a variety of topics including what’s changed about today’s job search. Hope you find it useful.
  • 9 Online Resume Builders

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    9 Online Resume Builders: Here’s a quick screencast that details 9 different online tools to make your resume on the fly. Many are free and come with various paid versions. If you need a quick resume to get your job search stated, these sites can help.
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    HRE Daily

  • Moving in the Right Direction

    David Shadovitz
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Yesterday, I was able to get an early look at the findings of The Hackett Group’s latest study on HR budgets and trends. While there weren’t many huge surprises in the report, titled “The HR Agenda for 2015: Major Transformation Efforts Are Planned to Close the Gaps in HR Capabilities,” there definitely were a few data points to reflect on. (The study can be downloaded today with registration.) As far as budgets are concerned, the study—based on research involving executives from more than 170 large companies in the United States and abroad—found that HR organizations,…
  • A Downside for Health Apps?

    Andrew McIlvaine
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    This year’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference saw a host of vendors and experts touting the benefits of the smartphone in promoting employee health. Checking in with apps such as MyFitnessPal (an app for tracking calories and diet) or the FitBit activity tracker will “engage” (that crucial word!) employees in their health like nothing else, they say. Not so fast, cautions a new article in BMJ, a British medical journal. The BMJ piece features opposing viewpoints from two doctors: Dr. Iltifat Husain, who oversees a review site for medical professionals, writes that…
  • $70,000: The New Minimum Wage

    Michael J. O'Brien
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    By now, you’ve likely heard of Gravity Payments’ CEO and Founder Dan Price, who set off the latest salvo in the wage wars when he told his 120-person staff that he would raise the salary of even the lowest-paid clerk over the next three years to a minimum of $70,000. According to the New York Times‘ piece, Price, who started the Seattle credit-card-payment processing firm in 2004 at age 19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 percent to 80 percent of the company’s anticipated $2.2 million in…
  • Increased Skepticism Around EEOC Claims?

    Mark McGraw
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    According to at least one attorney, a recent Sixth Circuit appeals court ruling in a disability discrimination case underscores the federal courts’ increasingly cynical view of EEOC claims. An overview of what led to the April 10 decision in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co.: Jane Harris, a now-former Ford employee with irritable bowel syndrome, sought a job schedule of her choosing, which would allow her to work from home as needed, up to four days a week. Ford denied her request, determining that “regular and predictable on-site attendance” was essential to Harris’s “highly interactive”…
  • Get Set for the NLRB’s ‘Quickie-Election’ Rule!

    Kristen Frasch
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you thought April 15 was a date to keep you awake at night, the day before — April 14; that’s tomorrow, folks! — could be worse. Tomorrow is the day the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush-election rules,” aka “quickie-election rules,” governing how union representation is voted on by employees, takes effect. Late last month, I was made aware of this post at, pointing out (in pretty cryptic terms) that “as President Obama’s union attorneys controlling the National Labor Relations Board push through their…
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  • How To Answer THOSE Interview Questions

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    There’s a certain number of questions that get asked by employers at every interview. These questions may seem cliche, but they are as important as ever when it comes to making or breaking your chances of getting hired – knowing how to answer them can be the key to success. What would your manager and colleagues say about you? This question should be seen as an opportunity to sell your skills and promote yourself through others. One way to answer this is to quote your previous/current managers comments from your last appraisal/performance review. By quoting, you’re not in…
  • 6 Ways To Make A Better Office Today

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    If you’ve browsed the various articles online that list, what they consider to be, the ‘best offices in the world’, most will have a number of elements in common. This isn’t due to a quirky designer that’s just gone mad with the budget, it’s to improve office productivity, wellbeing and ultimately revenue. There are a number of steps you can take, today, that will make your office environment a better place for your employees to spend their day. As a result, you’ll likely have happier, healthier and more productive and engaged employees, who are…
  • 10 Things You Should Never Say In An Interview

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Interviews are a nerve racking experience for the vast majority of us. Don’t make them even more awkward by saying any of the following. 1) “How much annual leave do I get?” Already thinking of time away from your new job eh? Not good. 2) “What is it that your company does again?” “See yourself out!” 3) “I hate my current/previous manager!” Really? So you’ll probably bad mouth this company if you move on from this job?! 4) “My biggest weakness is that I am a perfectionist” No it’s not, be honest. 5) “I was…
  • The Little Things That Can Influence Your Success

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    There are many little behavioural traits that, if we can control or even just be aware of, can be the keys to success. Often subconscious, they include our movements, expressions or ways in which we react in certain situations that can affect how well we do in our careers and professional relationships. Your decision-making skills In the study ‘Thought Calibration: How Thinking Just the Right Amount Increases One’s Influence and Appeal’ it was found that the way in which someone make decisions affects those observing them and their willingness to be influenced by…
  • 10 Grown Up Uses For Lego In The Office

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Now one of the most valuable and well-known brands in the world, and for good reason, Lego’s not just for kids anymore. With a little ingenuity it can be used to make our lives easier and more fun at work too! Lego vase for your office plant(s) Lego USB stick Lego device charger stand Lego ideas board Lego phone holder Lego wall calendar Lego cable tidy Lego PC tower Lego desk tidy Lego productivity tool Sources: The post 10 Grown Up Uses For Lego…
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Positivity: The Trait All Recruiters Should Look For

    Jeana Quigley
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Have you ever had a job opening that you wanted to fill with someone that fit within this perfect puzzle piece? How long did it take you to fill that position? Sure, the applicants should have knowledge and passion for the specific skills you’re looking for. Yes, that’s important. But recruiters can still get great […] The post Positivity: The Trait All Recruiters Should Look For appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Onboarding: Want Brand Advocates? Start ‘em Early

    Jeana Quigley
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Onboarding isn’t about paperwork and signatures. No, it’s so much more than that. (HR software can take care of a lot of that for you before a new hire even shows up on day one.) It’s about getting your new people comfortable and adjusted and, well, familiar with your company. But most importantly, your product […] The post Onboarding: Want Brand Advocates? Start ‘em Early appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • 15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees

    Kelsie Davis
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    You’ve probably heard about some companies that offer their people pretty great benefits. From free food to multiple months of paid time off for new parents, companies are pulling out all the stops—and with good reason. Companies that effectively appreciate the value of employees enjoy a return on equity and assets more than three times […] The post 15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Recruiting: Where’s the Line Between Applicants Embellishing and Lying?

    Jeana Quigley
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Anyone in a growing company knows the pains around hiring. One universal trait that most recruiters want in an applicant for pretty much any job is trust. The sad thing is that people lie on resumes. Happens all the time. The more hiring I do, the more easily the lies jump out on resumes or […] The post Recruiting: Where’s the Line Between Applicants Embellishing and Lying? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    The Pachera Group

  • Age — is it a liability or an asset?

    Vikki Pachera
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I’ve been resisting writing about age bias for a long time, it’s such the ‘third rail’ issue. No one seems to believe that we frequently place people 50 and older into compelling roles. And into startups, by the way. But it’s true. The common denominator with these candidates is age is just a number for them. And like their young colleagues, they are often able to take risks that mid-career people can’t–they may be “empty nesters” and able to relocate, they may have a nice financial cushion for example. They are very self aware, they…
  • Rapidly Evolving Recruiting

    Vikki Pachera
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Recruiting top talent was always a challenge but it’s gotten noticeably more difficult in the last year, particularly in technology. And there’s no sign of things getting better anytime soon. Most companies are simply not evolving their talent acquisition techniques quickly enough to stay competitive and land enough great people to meet their business needs. If you haven’t already radically revamped how you recruit, how you think about recruiting, you will very shortly. The tightening talent market and economic recovery means candidates are offered a lot of opportunity. In some cases, a…
  • Why Him, Not You: What Makes a Dream Job Candidate

    Vikki Pachera
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
      Despite the tight job market in many sectors, great companies and great recruiters will have a ‘slate’ of candidates for any job–two to six well qualified people who are interested and competing for the role. Very frequently I am asked, why didn’t the company select me, why did they choose the ‘other guy’?  It’s often a tight race but there are usually one of five reasons someone else landed the role: The Assignment:  Nailed it.  Whether you are a sales exec asked to do a mock presentation to the executive team, a technologist asked to solve…
  • Top of Your Game

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

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

  • SBI PO Reasoning - Cicrcular Table Set

    Ramandeep Singh
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Directions (Q.1-5) Study the following information and answer the given questions.             Eight chemicals A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, contained in eight different bottles, are placed around a circular table in such a manner that the tap fixed to each bottle is directed outward from the centre of the table. Each chemical is opf a different... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • English Vocabulary Quiz - Part 16

    Ramandeep Singh
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    English Vocabulary Quiz for today :- 1. Ravenous a) guarded b) very hungry c) mysterious d) unprepared 2. Inchoate a) not fully formed b) advanced c) separate d) chaotic 3. Pariah a) outcast b) ally c) asociate d) fool 4. Treacherous a) tame b) dramatic c) involving betrayal d) controllable 5. Squander a) lie b) waste c) seize d) protect 6. Avarice a) pride b) average c) greed d)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 18 April 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- 1. What is the currency of Yemen ? 2. Susanta Lahiri and Kattesh V. Katti received Hevesy Medal Award for which contribution ? 3. India successfully test fired Agni-III ballistic missile from which place ? 4. Who appointed as Ambassador of India to France ? 5. Laureus Sports Awards 2015 ceremony held on 15th April 2015 in which city ? 6.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI PO 2015 Descriptive Essay Writing Topics

    Ramandeep Singh
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    In a series of sharing useful material for SBI PO Preliminary exam, today I am sharing list of important topics for Descriptive essay writing. I will share sample essays in next few days. List of Essay writing topics :- Internet Neutrality - How telecoms companies and TRAI are trying to change the way we use InternetSwachh Bharat Abhiyan - Do you think this scheme made any impact or it was a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Updates for 18 April 2015

    Gagandeep Broot
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Current Affairs Updates for today :- World Hemophilia Day 2015 observedWorld Hemophilia Day 2015 observed in all over the World on 17th April 2015 under the theme of Building a family of support. The day was established in the year 1989 with the help of World Federation of Hemophilia. Time Magazine released the list of 100 most influential peopleTime Magazine released the report of 100 most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #263 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    Some office fun for a Friday Office Cartoon 263 And when you’re done thinking outside the box, remember to put the box in the proper recycling bin!   If you like our Fun Friday office cartoon please share with your colleagues or social network. Office cartoons Office based cartoons, funnies and humor can help to […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #263 #ff appeared first on .
  • Is training the solution? Performance Analysis Quadrant (PAQ) tool

    Mike Morrison
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    When the performance of an individual or team is being questioned, often the first solution tried is training. But is this right? Does the approach of “train them to get better performance” hold up? Or has it been this approach which has caused the value of training to diminish in the eyes of many in […] The post Is training the solution? Performance Analysis Quadrant (PAQ) tool appeared first on .
  • Giving and Checking Job References

    Mike Morrison
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    On one of the Human Resources (HR) groups I participate in online a recent question was asked: What are your views on giving job references? HR managers gave a number of comments around the difference between factual information: Job title Start & finish dates Hours worked Number or volume of sickness absence Providing free text […] The post Giving and Checking Job References appeared first on .
  • Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #261 #ff

    Mike Morrison
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Some office fun for a Friday Office Cartoon 261 We make better apologies and excuses than any other company in our industry and I’m proud of that!   If you like our Fun Friday office cartoon please share with your colleagues or social network. Office cartoons Office based cartoons, funnies and humor can help to […] The post Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #261 #ff appeared first on .
  • Gamification in leadership and development

    Mike Morrison
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Gamification in Leading and Development Gamification, the framing of an activity like a game to make it more motivating is not a new concept. The concept of gaming has been around for years – credit card companies and airline reward programs for example. (1) Gamification is not literally a game, but using game mechanics and […] The post Gamification in leadership and development appeared first on .
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    360 Degree Feedback Tool

  • Losing Your Best Employee Is Actually The Best Thing That Can Happen To You

    6 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Your favorite employee, the one you have come to depend upon for exceptional work, has given their notice.  Resist your initial impulse to scream, shout, and stomp your feet, because it is not the end of the world, and it could be the beginning of something even better. Don’t Panic Remaining calm is very important. Your company will continue on, though it doesn’t feel that way initially. “No one employee’s departure will mean the demise of your company, even if it feels that way.” states Alice Bredin, an advisor for American Express Open. Calmly ask them their…
  • The Secret to Getting Your Employees to Answer Truthfully During Reviews

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
        Often during employee reviews, tensions are high. People get nervous when they are being judged. Even when an employee has shown great growth since the last review, they may still be on edge. When this happens, the employee may only tell you what they think you want to hear. They may gloss over issues or downplay areas for growth because they think it will reflect negatively on them. Stop the cycle of bland employee reviews. Here is the secret to getting the truth from your employees. Work with Specifics The first key to a good review is to work with specifics. Numbers,…
  • 7 Biggest Employee Evaluation Mistakes to Avoid

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you ever wonder how someone feels after employee evaluations? Happy? Anxious? Defeated? Angry? As it turns out, there is typically no office interaction that is more stressful for an employee and for management. The truth of the matter is that management has just as much loathing and dread for employee evaluations as employees feel stress and anxiety. This is because performance evaluations can be fuzzy, subjective, and inaccurate. Therefore, if you’re planning to carry out an employee evaluation exercise, you should avoid making these mistakes. 1. Don’t assess actual performance Most…
  • Common Misconceptions Too Many People Have about Employee Evaluations

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have you ever been tempted to try 360 degree employee evaluations, but find yourself put off by many of the common misconceptions floating around the internet? In truth, employee evaluations can be extremely beneficial for most businesses, but only if they’re done right. Below, we’re going to go over four of the biggest misconceptions that surround 360 degree employee evaluations. 1. They only benefit managers This couldn’t be further from the truth. Transparency in the workforce has never been more important, and employees are being given more encouragement to express their…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In 360 Review Software

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Carrying out an employee review exercise is not as easy as it sounds. Nobody likes to do them, and it can be extremely difficult to obtain useful results. In fact, a bad employee review process will be a complete waste of time. This, however, doesn’t mean you should stop doing them. By investing in 360 review software, you can consistently benefit from the feedback you receive. Here are five reasons why: 1. People find traditional employee reviews to be too stressful Most people simply don’t know how to conduct performance reviews, especially when they are negative. As Tara…
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    HR Success Guide | Top Human Resources Blog

  • What makes Global Teamwork, Offshoring, Nearshoring & Remote Coorperations so Interesting?

    Parinita Bahadur
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Author: Hugo Messer In this article, I would like to share (a short version of) my personal story with you. I have done a short interview with myself: ♦ What drew me to this market? An odd... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Courage Counts

    Parinita Bahadur
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    Click on the image to enlarge and view. Click Here to visit our Thought Catalog. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Common Offshore Mistakes

    Parinita Bahadur
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Author: Menzo de Muinck Keizer This isn’t the first article about offshore IT or BPO mistakes, but recent changes in the offshore business require an update. 1. ExpectationsMismatching expectations... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Zero Cost Retention Strategies

    Parinita Bahadur
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    Author: Antony Xavier In today's Scenario Retention has become very important and challenging. Many organizations react to the retention issue by addressing it only when a problem arises. When they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Soaring Offshore Costs & Diminishing Returns

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

  • A Simple Way to Live with Clarity

    DATIS Guest
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    This DATIS blog article, “A Simple Way to Live with Clarity“, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. People often talk about being productive and accomplishing much. I believe, however, that the important thing is not how many...
  • Who Will Succeed Your CEO?

    Carley Donovan
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    There is a major issue facing the nonprofit industry; and it is the question of who will succeed your CEO? After the end of the Vietnam War, baby boomers moved into the workforce and many eventually became CEOs of existing...
  • 6 Ways to Take Care of Your Customers

    DATIS Guest
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    This DATIS Blog Article, “6 Ways to Take Care of Your Customers“, was originally posted by Robert Corday, Linked 2 Leadership, on November 6th, 2014 and was reposted with permission. Everything about doing business with a company can potentially affect the customer’s attitude....
  • An Easy Trick for Getting the Resources You Need

    DATIS Guest
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    This DATIS blog article, “An Easy Trick for Getting the Resources You Need”, was originally written by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on April 1st, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Resources are tough to come by.  By using a simple,...
  • 4 Common Communication Barriers in the Workplace

    Marchena Chendeka
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Communication is a complex workplace issue. Various factors contribute to effective communication; from the sender, the receiver, the mode of transmission, and the verbiage used. Today, with a myriad of online communication tools replacing the spoken word, it is easier than ever...
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    Employee Engagement Blog

  • Tips to Simplifying HR Management

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    There are various aspects of human resource management, and in order to put down each one you would need an unlimited amount of time. Therefore, when considering simplifying human resource management, it’s best to tackle the major aspects that can be used to improve other smaller aspects that are secondary. Below are few of the major areas of human resource management that should be tackled first when simplifying processes. Create employee profiles You need to build an employee pool through which you will find it easier recruiting new talent. This isn’t going to happen overnight, and you…
  • Talent Management Software for Small Companies

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    While the software industry has expanded immensely in recent years, fields like human resource management have benefited tremendously. Processes have become increasingly automated, and reporting has been streamlined and made highly convenient. With talent management software now available, you can assess individual and overall organizational performance in a matter of minutes. Additionally, with this software, you will be able to determine the direction your individual employees and departments as well as the organization as a whole is moving in. The High Value Placed on Human Resource Talent…
  • How organizations can Increase Employee Productivity with Performance-Based Bonuses

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Money is the main driving force behind motivation to work. People work so that they are rewarded monetarily, but there are also a number of factors that can go along with bonuses and good pay. This is because people do not only work for monetary rewards; instead, they look forward to building a career with valuable work. Boost Employee Moral and Performance Employees want dignity in work, and they like exciting tasks. If you as an employer can offer decent bonuses, engaging activity and worthwhile work, employees will be motivated as such things improve employee performance fairly quickly.
  • How can your business gain from Employee Training and Development Plans?

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:27 am
    Businesses across all industries are known to have various ideas of maintaining productivity. There are some businesses, particularly where hard labor as opposed to skills is required, that don’t warrant even the slightest bit of training. However, most businesses employ staff that needs to have their skills developed. It’s simple; training is used to improve employee performance. Advantages for businesses that train and develop employees Employees who are already well-rounded in terms of their skills have a higher value in their industry, and hence are paid more. This is why a great many…
  • Effective Methods for Recruiting Managers

    6 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Looking out for the best managers is not easy. You will get many people applying for the management slots you wish to fill, but you will find that very few people are worthy of the opportunity you’re offering. With that said, you need to know what types of people will suit the vacancy on offer. If you’re looking for an effective manager, he/she must be the kind that has a history of being effective, and you will need to screen them thoroughly. Selecting the manager you need requires you to ensure that the applicant must have a history of being result-oriented. There are different ways…
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    Reward Gateway Blog

  • Astronauts and periscopes. What do they have to do with employee engagement?

    Glenn Elliott
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Ask any 5 people what employee engagement means to them and you might get 5 different answers. Ask them how to achieve employee engagement and you’ll get many more.At Reward Gateway, we know that employee engagement needs a lot more than just benefits and rewards. While they’re great rocks to build a strategy on, they’re not enough on their own. Building a culture of employee engagement needs great leadership, great management, great job design, inspiring careers and – above all – open and honest communication.It’s those last two things that lead us to an astronaut and a…
  • What is employee engagement? Do you need it? And how do you get it?

    Tracy Mellor
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Tracy Mellor is Group HRD at Reward Gateway. She’s spent her whole life in HR in a career spanning pharmaceuticals to sports retailing.In this Keynote from the 2015 HR Summit in Queensland, Australia, Tracy talked about employee engagement. What it is, what it isn’t and if you want it how do you achieve it?There’s a lot of nonsense talked about employee engagement and a lot of people think you can get it by throwing a few incentives around. They’re wrong.Ultimately, employee engagement is simply a choice. It’s a choice about how you want your organisation to…
  • Secrets to effective employee communications on a low budget.

    Lisa Turnbull
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Stories of great marketing campaigns are everywhere. From viral social media campaigns, huge billboards and even use of futuristic tech, people are coming up with new ways to grab your attention every day. As Communications Manager at RG I’m always coming into the office inspired about the latest exciting campaigns. But the question in my mind is always the same: How do we create this “WOW” effect with our employee comms?Employee communications can be tricky to get right, even more so when you have a tight budget. This often leads to relatively dry, even uninspiring,…
  • The science of motivation: What really drives your employees to show up every morning.

    Bekkie Wetz
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Brad works in software development. He’s offered a $50,000 innovation bonus to come up with a new product. But with so many other deadlines to meet, he fails to come up with a solution and forfeits his bonus.Let’s look at what really motivates Brad, and the rest of us.Broadly speaking there are two types of motivation – extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation (EM) occurs when we are offered a reward to produce certain results, or on the other hand, when we try and avoid a punishment by under performing.Remember being told by your parents that if you were good then you could…
  • How a good employee benefits portal can help you attract, engage and retain employees.

    Clare Nowell
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    When you start a new job, the most likely question your friends and family will ask, after establishing what your new job actually is, what are the benefits like? The total value proposition is more important than ever as salaries compete with the rising cost of living. It can make the difference between being an employer of choice or simply fading into the background.But what’s the point of offering a fantastic reward package if your employees don’t understand it or worse, don’t know about it? The range of benefits you offer as an employer will help you attract, engage and retain good…
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    Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management

  • 6 things to consider before purchasing new HR technology

    Team Ceridian
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    By Tom Vines, Director of Customer Success at Ceridian. In 2012, the talent leaders at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA sat down for a moment to reassess their human capital management processes. What they discovered, interestingly, was that their existing payroll in use for time, attendance and payroll across all their locations was inefficient. Manual processes […]
  • 5 key areas where the best managers consistently excel

    Team Ceridian
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    The ultimate goal for most managers is to lead a workforce that’s engaged, highly motivated and contributes positively to the organization’s bottom line. This can be difficult, though. It doesn’t take much for employees to become disillusioned and cease to be as productive as they once were. Often, the problem is the relationship between employees and […]
  • 5 tangible changes that employers can make to improve employee health and wellness

    Team Ceridian
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Among many business leaders today, there’s a basic understanding that one key to building a more productive workforce is to promote corporate health and wellness. If your employees are healthy, they’ll be better equipped to show up each day, give work their undivided attention and achieve at a high level. It’s worth it for organizations […]
  • 3 tips for looking beyond perks and truly building up employee engagement

    Team Ceridian
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The positive effect that employee engagement has on employee productivity is generally understood and agreed upon. But often, HR leaders are divided about what exactly they should do to elevate engagement. For example – if you offer your staff members free lunch one day, that will certainly raise their spirits, but is that the same […]
  • 4 handy tips for managers seeking to advance in their careers

    Team Ceridian
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    One aspect of human capital management that’s becoming increasingly important is that of developing future leaders for your organization. Due to the rise of recruiting technology and the highly competitive nature of the modern workforce, there’s a lot of turnover today, even at the very top levels of the C-suite – and as a result, HR […]
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    » Infiniti HR Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Ready to Hire HR Support? Traits to Consider Before Making a Choice

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

  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (5)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The fifth interview in our  HR Trends Series was with Mrinal Krant, Practice Partner at HireAtEaseConsulting India Pvt.Ltd,  a leading provider of Human Resources Consulting, Leadership Hiring, Recruitment Consulting & Talent Advisory solutions to emerging sectors in India. With close to 12 years of experience, Mrinal had a number of very helpful and realistic insights, and a tonne of wisdom to share. He tells us the changes and patterns he’s observed over the  years and what he expects will happen in the future. How long have you been working in the field of HR? Close to 12…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (4)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    If you’re a recruiter and you aren’t an ardent follower of The Savage Truth, you’re not a very good one. Jokes aside though (we’re serious), Greg Savage, Recruitment advisor, coach, speaker and investor gave us a few pearls of wisdom- on a flight to New Zealand, no less, about what he expects from the world of HR and his opinions on various facets of it and we promise you, it’s just as good as anything else he comes up with. Now, for anybody who follows his him on Twitter knows he has brilliant insights, ground breaking epiphanies and a lot of knowledge to…
  • How do Candidates feel about Video Interviewing?

    Shrutika Nagpal
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    According to a report released by Office Team, more than six in 10 (63 percent) of HR managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 percent one year ago. Unfortunately, very much like Recruiter Texting, this is a trend that has picked up so much pace so fast, that many applicants haven’t had a chance to warm up to it. For hiring managers and recruiters, however, video interviewing is an absolute blessing. Given advancements in technology, they can now view applicants’ appearance and body language, record interviews and…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (3)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    The third interview in our HR Trends Series was with Rishu Raheja, Deputy Manager (Talent Acquisition) at Bennett Coleman &  Co. Ltd. (Times Group). Having worked in large organisation like Godrej and now the Times Group, Rishu knows the responsibility a job in HR entails. You are, after all, dealing with the single most important resource of them all- people. In her short and crisp interview with us, she talks about the kinds of technologies that have already penetrated the HR sphere, the changes she wishes to see hereon in, and also gives job seekers and employers a bit of advice…
  • 10 Classic ‘Make It Happen’ Quotes by Women who Made it Happen

    Shrutika Nagpal
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It’s Women’s Day 2015. More than any other day in the year, today is Of the Women, By the Women and For the Women. The 10 quotes are exactly what you need if you’re looking for inspiration to get out of a rut, or start something from scratch. The women who spoke  these words came from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, but had that one beautiful thing in common- being a woman. Read the ten quotes given below, and we guarantee you’ll want to take your idea to the next level by the end of it. For when you start to wonder… but what will they think?
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    Rikka Brandon - Recruiting & Hiring Expert

  • 3 Ways To Be An Inspirational Leader

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is a guest post by Tamara Anderson. I met Noel a few years ago. We were celebrating my grandma’s 96th birthday at the Good Samaritan Center in Arthur, ND. There were about 40 family members in the room. My grandma was sitting off to the side of the room surrounded by loved ones. And from across the room, I could see how overwhelming all this activity was for her. In walks Noel to check on my grandma. She was one of my grandma’s caregivers. What was probably just a routine part of her day turned into something special. She walked over to my grandma, knelt down in front of her, took…
  • How To Conduct An Interview In 5 Uncomplicated Steps

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Washing dishes – on the same day they get dirty. Filing Taxes. Driving the speed limit. Conducting an interview. When I turned 21, I imagined that along with my celebratory drink I’d somehow be granted the knowledge of how to do all these Very Adult Things. While I still occasionally struggle with driving the speed limit (why is it so $#&%ing hard?!) I’ve got the how to conduct an interview bit down pat.And if you don’t? Don’t feel bad! You’d be amazed how many clients want a pre-interview pep talk. Of course, interviews vary a bit between industries and positions but…
  • Done-for-you, Copy-And-Paste Interview Process

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tell me, do you fantasize about spending your weekends conducting in-person interviews? Are you looking forward to trying to sell that mediocre benefits package to your candidates? Maybe you’re anxiously awaiting your next chance to go through the interview process, only to be fooled again by a smooth talker? No? Guess what? Today’s your Lucky Day because, I’ve been hiring for more than a decade and I’ve tweaked my process to perfection and you can copy the whole thing, step by time-tested step! The Interview Process Step 1. Share the deal breakers Is there anything…
  • Why I Love Taking Assessments (And How They Make Me A Better Leader)

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

    10 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    In a perfect world every time you had a job opening, filling it would be as simple as placing a hand-lettered ‘Help wanted’ sign in the window. In this fantasy, you’d receive the exact right amount of applicants – not so many that you feel overwhelmed, not so few that you feel like you’re settling. The interview process would be fun and interesting, the vetting process – sublime. After a week or so, you’d settle on The Perfect Hire who would melt seamlessly into your team, requiring no training, immediately bringing in more business. In real life, the recruitment process…
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    Ottawa Employment Lawyers - Vey Willetts LLP

  • Employment Contracts: What you Need to Know Before you Sign

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    It is an all too common story. You prepared for the job interview. You got all of the questions right. All you have to do is sign on the bottom line and you do, because it is just a formality, isn’t it? And you don’t want to rock the boat before you even have your first day at work. Something like the fictional sequence of events above will sound familiar to most people. It is very rare for employees to push back at the time of hire about the terms of their employment. However, you can expect that when an employer puts an employment contract in front of you, it is designed to protect the…
  • Restrictive Covenants: Understanding Enforceability and Liability

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Employers often include in employment contracts what are referred to as ‘restrictive covenants.’ This term is generally used to describe two main types of contractual clause: 1) the non-solicitation clause and; 2) the non-competition clause. If you have signed, or been presented with, an employment contract that has a restrictive covenant it is important to understand what it means and what potential liability you could face if your employer sought its enforcement against you. The Non-Solicitation Clause A non-solicitation clause is used to prevent an employee from soliciting…
  • Avoiding liability pitfalls when dismissing short service employees

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    All too often short service employees are overlooked in terms of an employer’s potential liability. After all, such workers can often be dismissed with minimal severance and without great fear of litigation. However, there are always exceptions and even for the shortest service employee, making mistakes can prove costly. The next time your organization moves to terminate the employment a short service worker, give some prior consideration to the following list of factors: Probationary Period The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) does not contain a provision that explicitly…
  • Pregnancy and Workplace Accommodation: The Botony Dental Case

    10 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    In early 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Partridge v. Botony Dental Corporation. This decision is a useful reminder both for employees as to their rights and employers as to their workplace obligations. Ms. Partridge began work with Botony as a Dental Hygienist in March 2004 and was promoted to Office Manager in 2007. She was employed with the company for just over seven years prior to dismissal on July 19, 2011. During the tenure of her employment, Ms. Partridge twice took maternity leave: from June 2007 – July 2008; and again from June 2010 – July…
  • Resignation regrets: Employee’s failure to provide reasonable notice of departure costs him $56,116.11

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

    Hessie Jones
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Across the web and within business communities, there is much talk about the Future of Work; economic and technological influences as well as the inherent shifts in demographics that will ultimately impact our workplace have us sitting up and taking notice. On a previous Millennial Think Tank we focused on the multigenerational workplace. I have also written quite a few times about the #FutureofWork: How it will radically change everything as we know it. Where social becomes engrained within the organization. How the workforce economy will morph into a predominantly mobile and…
  • Privacy Risk Management And Compliance

    Norman Marks
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I have been a big fan of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for many years (since well before it honored me as a Fellow). OCEG is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on “principled performance,” which it defines as “a point of view and approach that helps organizations reliably achieve objectives while addressing uncertainty (both risk and reward) and acting with integrity (honoring both mandatory commitments and voluntary promises).” One of the reasons I continually recommend OCEG is that it is a great source of information and guidance, much of which is free. In fact,…
  • IT Hiring Trends: 6 Predictions For The Year Ahead

    Rakesh Singh
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The tech industry is ever-changing, and if you don’t get with the times, you’ll be lost in today’s competitive world. So whether you’re looking for a job or hiring, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of top hiring trends that are transforming the hiring process of IT companies around the globe. First, we know that the IT sector has no shortage of jobs. In fact, a recent survey done by shows that for the first six months of this year, hiring will be at an all-time high: around 72% of US-based IT companies are expanding by about 10%. This beats last year’s…
  • Wearable Technology In Business

    Alissa Trumbull
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re in an era of work on the go. For a number of years now businesses have been getting more and more portable, with an increasing number of companies allowing remote work options. Sales are becoming more efficient, as reps can carry a slim computer to show off many products instead of cumbersome cases of samples. Portability isn’t just for the executive jet-setter anymore – it is a necessity for all of us. On a #SMACTalk Live on the future of technology in January, Daniel Newman noted, “The relationship we have with technology is going to change so drastically that we’re going to…
  • Foothill College: A New Equation For A Smart Energy Campus

    Christine Hertzog
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This article by Robert D. Cormia, a member of the Foothill College Engineering Faculty, discusses a new equation for energy intelligence – where ei = cm3 (for continuous monitoring, modeling, and management).  Foothill College is located in Los Altos Hills, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Foothill College has been engaged in a strategy that integrates building energy monitoring and management with enhanced distributed generation capabilities. It’s an important first step on a path that could lead to becoming a ‘managed energy grid.’ To this end, Foothill College has…
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    WinterWyman Blog

  • “You’re Overqualified!” - Tackling the Perception and Reality

    7 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Jon Mazzocchi - Managing Director, Accounting & Finance Search Career advice Finding a job Interviewing tips for job seekers Job search advice “Well it seems like you have some great experience, but…”There it is. The dreaded “but.” If you’ve been in the job market for a while and you’re a baby boomer with years' of experience or a young professional with multiple degrees, you likely know what comes next. “…but this position is definitely beneath you and you’ll be bored with it.”Whether the hiring manager addresses you with the comment directly during an…
  • Helping Your Company Solve the DevOps Puzzle is Not about Finding “DevOps Engineers”

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    By Matt Juszczak, WinterWyman tech contractor and DevOps guru Hiring top talent Hiring trends Technology Working with recruiters Recruiters and hiring managers in high-tech know that becoming familiar with technologies, moving beyond buzzwords and understanding what people actually do greatly enhances their creativity and resourcefulness when seeking tech talent. These abilities make them more valuable to their organizations and give them more credibility when working with technology professionals. Ultimately, this deeper understanding makes recruiters more successful. In fact, I believe…
  • Hiring Tech Talent? Seven Benefits of Offering a Remote Working Opportunity

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Liz Roney - Account Manager, Technology Contract Staffing Compensation & salary Hiring top talent Hiring trends Software Work/life balance Working remotely Workplace From 2005 to 2012 the remote workforce grew by almost 80% according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics. The technology space has been at the forefront of this move with companies like IBM, Amazon, and SAP embracing remote working opportunities for their people. Some companies like WordPress are even using a 100% remote workforce. Although it may look like employees reap the most rewards from working remotely, there…
  • Press Release: WinterWyman Wins Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client & Talent Awards

    Elizabeth Spayne
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    by WinterWyman Hiring top talent WinterWyman Working with recruiters WinterWyman Wins Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® AwardThe award recognizes service excellence with both clients and job seekersWaltham, Mass. (March 18, 2015) — WinterWyman announced today it has won Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Award for providing superior service to clients and job seekers (talent). This is the third time WinterWyman has achieved this award for client recognition and the first time for talent; WinterWyman has achieved the recognition each time it has entered into the selection…
  • Reputation Wreckers [Infographic]

    Elizabeth Spayne
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    by WinterWyman Career advice Personal branding Starting a new job Workplace Your first months at a new job are an ideal time to establish your personal brand.  Individuals need to know their career goals and how a positive professional start helps achieve short and long-term career objectives. One way to make a great impression at work is to avoid some common career mistakes. If you act the way you want to be perceived and model your behavior of individuals you respect and admire, then you will have a greater chance of making a positive and lasting impression at your new job.Here's what…
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    Gild » Hiring & Recruiting

  • 5 Ways to Nurture Candidates in 2015

    Jeremy Brown
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    If there was a major challenge to talent management in the last year, it has been competition. The post 5 Ways to Nurture Candidates in 2015 appeared first on Gild.
  • 5 Hiring Metrics That Matter

    Jeremy Brown
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    As a recruiter, hiring the right people for your company is imperative. The post 5 Hiring Metrics That Matter appeared first on Gild.
  • The Top Gild Recruiting Blogs of 2014 – The Year in Review

    Jeremy Brown
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Time is zipping by. A new year is already upon us. Now that 2014 is coming to a close, let’s take a final look back at the top content based on traffic published on the Gild blog, as well as the ebooks we released during year. Articles The Five Websites All Tech Recruiters Need to... The post The Top Gild Recruiting Blogs of 2014 – The Year in Review appeared first on Gild.
  • Marketing Your Employer Brand in Today’s Digital World

    Jeremy Brown
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    An employer brand, or a company’s reputation as an employer, is nothing if job seekers don’t know about it. Marketing your employer brand is just as important as creating it. And with the tools available today, doing so is easier than you think. If You Build It, They Won’t Necessarily Come Imagine you created a... The post Marketing Your Employer Brand in Today’s Digital World appeared first on Gild.
  • How to Create Irresistible Job Descriptions

    Jeremy Brown
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    What if you were able to create job descriptions so compelling, job seekers couldn’t help but apply? In his well-known TED Talk, Simon Sinek introduced The Golden Circle idea, which argues that most companies talk about what they do before explain why they exist. Innovative companies, like Apple, lead with why they do what they... The post How to Create Irresistible Job Descriptions appeared first on Gild.
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  • New Resources Coming In May

    Glen Harrison
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    You’ve likely noticed things are a little quiet at lately.  Well, that’s because we are working on a new website for Sigma Assessment Systems with a fresh new look and (more importantly) some great new resources to help you to Build Better Leaders and Hire Better. Watch for the new site coming in early May.
  • 2015 Talent Technology Infographic

    Glen Harrison
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    Silkroad released a great infographic (see below) about the state of talent technology and some interesting talent management stats.  Check it out.  A few quick hits from Silkroad’s study: Just 28% of respondents are fully automated for HR functions Engagement and retention remains top concern Integrating HR systems and data is a top priority A “place at the table” in business decision-making is still a priority for the HR function Until Next Time, let us know your thoughts on the findings. Build Better Leaders @ Hire Better @

    Glen Harrison
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    It’s Friday again, only 21 more sleep ’til Christmas and time for 3 Good Reads. IN LEADERSHIP 9 Reason Organizations Don’t Train Their Leaders.   Kevin Eikenberry writes about “some of the reasons I have heard, and more accurately the reasons that are unspoken, as to why so many provide so little to support the development of their leaders. Taken individually, they have merit. Put together, they paint a picture of excuses – because most everyone would agree that leaders can be developed and most feel their leaders could improve, yet, many don’t take any action at…
  • 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Recruit Better Tech Talent

    Glen Harrison
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    CIO’s Sharon Florentine writes that a “A whopping 93 percent of the 1,855 recruiting pros surveyed in Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey use or plan to use social media in their recruiting efforts”  because it produces higher quality candidates. The article outline how to use social media to: Evaluate Cultural Fit Evangelize Your Business, Mission, and Values Advertise Open Positions Read more here. Until Next Time. Build Better Leaders @ Hire Better @ Explore Your Future @
  • Women on Boards: How Canadian Industries Stack Up

    Glen Harrison
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    The following data from a recent Globe & Mail article shows progress but very slow progress in the number of women on Canadian Boards. There are a staggering percentage of companies – specifically in industries like energy, materials, and consumer discretionary – without a single women in a board seat.  The consumer discretionary numbers baffle me as many believe that women control the majority of a households discretionary spending.  You would think – at a minimum – that a women’s perspective might be valuable for these companies to have on their board.
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    The HRIS World

  • 6 Things to Look for on a Job Candidate’s Social Media Profile

    Andrew Lisa
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World When hiring a new candidate today, his or her online reputation is the same as their actual reputation. Their combined social media accounts can give – at a simple glance – a more complete look at who they really are than perhaps anything in their resume and interview combined. Questions that employers are not allowed by law to ask – such as political or religious affiliations – are clearly laid out on many social-media profiles. A Facebook page or Twitter feed can give a full and comprehensive look into who they are, what they…
  • How Better Communication Makes HR Run Smoother

    Andrew Lisa
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The latest content from The HRIS World Communication is crucial to every business in every industry – never more so than in human resources. Connecting employees, managing prospects and incorporating policy into the existing infrastructure is the core mission of most HR departments. Luckily technology has evolved so that all of these tasks can be made easier, faster and more efficient. It all starts with a modern telephone system. But a telephone system isn’t exactly groundbreaking new technology, right? If that is your initial thought, chances are your phone network is woefully…
  • 10 Traits of Transformational CEOs

    Press Releases
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    The latest content from The HRIS World RevenueNOW’s Jeff Christian Reveals Characteristics and Behaviors of Great Leaders CLEVELAND, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jeff Christian, CEO of RevenueNOW — The ONLY company delivering ensured rapid revenue growth — is possibly a transformational CEO himself. Dr. Tom Janz, one of the foremost experts in behavioral assessment, co-founder of RevenueNOW (and LeadershipNOW), states “In working with Jeff over the past nine months I have concluded that his achievements around transforming the search industry, building…
  • The 2nd of 2 Fantastic Days at HR Tech Europe 2015 London

    Ruth Gibson
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    The latest content from The HRIS World Editor’s note: This is the 2nd in a 2-part series of Ruth Gibson being unleashed to HR Tech Europe (missed the first day? click here to read it now). Ruth is the Product Manager and Business Psychologist for Synermetric and is an Advisory Board Member for The HRIS World as well. During the 2 days, Ruth was accompanied by Poppy Marshall, the Digital Marketing Coordinator and another Advisory Board Member for The HRIS World. We owe a heap of thanks to their CEO John Dutton for providing their skills and presence as our roving reporters for this event…
  • How Using A Niche Job Board Increases Your Prospects

    Our Audience
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    The latest content from The HRIS World Editor’s note: The HRIS Career World maintains a niche job board that is focused primarily on Cloud computing, ERP, HR, HRIS, and Project Managment jobs. There are several advantages to using a niche job board besides finding more leads. You can always use the short URL to remember where our jobs are listed: See Our Niche Board! Although your job hunt should never solely focus on job boards, using a targeted niche job board can prove to be very helpful. These boards are usually much smaller than the major ones, but they do hold some…
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    HR Talks

  • Communication plays a vital role in Performance Management

    HR Talks
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    As companies prepare to compete in the 21st century, their ability to innovate and create value has become increasingly more valuable than the sheer numbers on the balance sheet. Technology companies that did not generate revenue are valued more now than ever. It is no wonder why many companies invest heavily in performance management system as we slowly realized that humans are the core of organizations, not for the functioning of organization's operation but due to our ability to think. The performance management system in the 21st century is thus designed to bring out the best of every…
  • Managers are the key to performance management

    HR Talks
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    Companies have long wanted to be able to control the performance of their employees. It would be mind blowing if we can eliminate the uncertainty and inconsistency caused by the human factor. If humans were as routinary as machines, managing would be a much easier task. Nevertheless, we try to control and manage performance through various measures. Every company has its own performance management system. However, there are several complications. How effective is the system to determine the employees performance? Is the system motivating and assisting employees to exceed expectations or is it…
  • Quantifying Qualities

    HR Talks
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Interviewers use different interviewing techniques to sift out information to aid them in making the hiring decision. One of which is to ask candidates behavioral-based questions, such as describing a situation whereby your decision was challenged. This style of questioning allows interviewers to understand the situation and your course of action, from which they assess your skills. However, the assessment does not account for your inability to verbalize your thoughts and situation accurately which may cause you to lose this job opportunity. So how can you verbalize and demonstrate your…
  • 3 secrets you don't think your interviewers know

    HR Talks
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Designed by FreepikHave you been to a interview lately and felt great about it? Every question came out exactly how you prepared for it but you were not selected for that position and you are probably wondering why?Bear in mind, interviewers were candidates before too. We know that you are going to prepare yourself and tell us how wonderful it is to have you. Besides, we know what you came here for and how you are going to do it. Here are 3 things maybe you don't think that we know:You are tensed. You want to put on your best self, look good, answer properly and leave a lasting impression. So…
  • 5 steps to explain employment gaps

    HR Talks
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    By bpsusf ( [CC BY 2.0 ( or CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsAre you worried about how to explain your employment gaps? On second thought, don't I deserve a break? If you are surprised why do you even need to explain yourself, you must understand that this is necessary to maximize your chances of landing the job. There is no sure way of getting a job but there is definitely a way of failing it. So don't jeopardize your chances of getting it. Though employment…
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    MentoringTalent - Mentoring Resouces by Insala

  • Multiple Generations in Mentoring: Poll Results

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    As promised, here are the results of the poll that closed last Thursday.Have you found it challenging to include multiple generations in your mentoring program?Yes – 20%No – 60%We don’t include multiple generations in our mentoring program – 20%I’m not sure; I’ve never considered it – 0%While 80% of respondents indicated that their mentoring program wasn’t challenged by including multiple generations, it bears asking if those respondents are challenged overall by multiple generations in the workplace (regarding communication and working styles, for example), and if yes, if the…
  • ATD 2015: Mentoring for Multi-Generational Communication, Development, and Succession

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Insala's very own Judy Corner will be presenting at the 2015 ATD Conference. We highly encourage all of you who are planning on going to stop by and see her presentation, "Mentoring for Multi-Generational Communication, Development, and Succession."Here's an overview of the session:This session will discuss how mentoring can be a valuable, cost-effective, and time-efficient development tool for organizations facing a multi-generational workforce. It will explore common multi-generational issues that are facing organizations today, such as knowledge capital that will walk out with Baby Boomer…
  • Formal or Informal Mentoring?

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Formal and Informal MentoringIn our last poll that we ran on this blog, 71% of respondents reported that they found a combination of formal and informal mentoring to be more effective than just formal mentoring or just informal mentoring.We’ve definitely found at Insala that informal mentoring enhances formal mentoring, and vice versa. The continuing problem, of course, is that informal mentoring is not measurable or reportable by definition.Informal Mentoring and Social LearningHowever, there’s a growing movement toward using social learning and/or mentoring software to facilitate…
  • POLL: Challenges of Multiple Generations in Mentoring

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    We are all aware of the frictions that having 3+ generations in the workplace can bring about. Given the difference in working and communication styles and preferences from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, we're interested to know if you have encountered challenges specific to your mentoring program:JavaScript needs to be enabled for polling to work. This poll will remain open until Thursday, April 2, at which point we will share the results. (Don't be shy if you're interested in the results - share this around with your peers!)
  • Is Virtual Mentoring Right for Your Organization?

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Consider Virtual Mentoring Earlier Rather Than LaterOne of the biggest things our clients ask about when putting together their mentoring program is mentor matching criteria.  We’ve written previously on the 5 mentor matching criteria you should consider, but today I want to focus on location-based mentor matching criteria and virtual mentoring.Location is a big consideration when you’re putting together your mentor matching criteria, and for good reason. You want to consider a few things:How great a distance your mentoring program spans – e.g. one office? One city? One…
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    இணைவோம்: HR issues from Employers Resource

  • HR issues from Employers Resource

    Meghann Cheshier
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Risk mitigation agency from Employers ResourceWho We Are & Our Commitment To HR ExcellenceEmployers Resource is devoted to supplying clients with valuable, integrated human resource administration and employee management services and products. Our longstanding client relationships are a sworn statement to our service and obligation, and our skilled employees are with dedication to maintaining the very best qualified and ethical standards.Request A QuoteEmployers Resource works to continually improve and expand our services, products and medical health insurance benefits when we free our…
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