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Breakthrough by Building Social Capital

“If you want more influence in your organizations, relationships will help you get there,” according to the authors of Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships (Talent Anarchy Productions, 2012).

Consultant, speaker and author Jason Lauritsen and speaker, corporate trainer and author Joe Gerstandt describe “social gravity” as the invisible combination of forces at work in our relationships with others. The book explains that the most common ways people build relationships center on proximity and activity: People get to know one another when they frequent the same places...

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A Follow-Up Discussion on Workplace Bullying #SHRM16

 
 

As part of my blogging team coverage of the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, several weeks ago I conducted a Q&A with Catherine Mattice, one of the conference’s concurrent speakers.  The post served as a preview of her session, titled “The Real World: Case Studies of Real Organizations Who Solved Their Workplace Bullying Problems” and gave us some insight into her thoughts on the reality of workplace bullying.  You can read that initial Q&A post here

So naturally at the conference I took the opportunity to attend her session....

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Oops-ortunities!

  

by Ross Smith and Darla Barrett      
                                                                             

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." ~ Theodore...

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Communications survey reveals the potential of mobile to transform engagement #SHRM16

 

Red e App Survey of HR Professionals at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition Reveals a Lack of Connection with Hourly Employees
 

Red e App, an internal communications mobile application used by corporations globally to more effectively communicate with hourly workers, surveyed over 300 HR professionals at the national SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) conference. The survey results indicate that companies are unable to measure internal communications and are slowly adapting to the mobile behaviors of their workforce.

At the leading event for HR executives, Red e App learned that only 27 percent of companies surveyed have...

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How Your HR Department Can Make Your Company Money


Any company’s HR department can be much more than a necessary nuisance! In fact, HR departments can make fiscal contributions to their companies through: 1. cost containment, 2. productivity improvement, and 3. actual profit generation – HR CAN MAKE YOU MONEY!

  1. Cost Containment.  Saving money is code for making money! Ask any coupon shopper. Part of the conventional HR department’s job is to study the costs of benefits, compensation, and even some overhead.  After studying these costs, HR can make recommendations as to how costs can be
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Election 2016: Polarizing Candidates Create Significant Headaches at Work #SHRM16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evren Esen, SHRM-SCP

Director, Workforce Analytics, SHRM

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This election year is brining greater political volatility to the workplace, with slightly more than one-quarter of respondents to a new Society...

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What Does it Take to Become an Award-Winning Executive? #SHRM16

 

 

Tim Mulligan, J.D.

CHRO, San Diego Zoo Global

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Winner - 2016 CHRO of the Year (HRO Today)

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On this episode of the Business, Life, and Coffee show, Tim Mulligan discusses how he refined his corporate culture at one of the nation's premiere service-oriented non-profit organization. Also, he shares his wisdom about becoming an award-winning executive, advice...

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“Nice Job” Just Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Business literature is filled with all the reasons performance reviews just don’t work, but maybe part of the issue is that we aren’t addressing the real needs of the employees. Yes, they appreciate a positive comment from their manager. Employees do want an annual or semi-annual sit down to talk about your view of their performance and to set goals for the next year. They want to know where the company is going and how they fit into the big picture.

But at the same time, they want to...

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Day 1.5 at #SHRM16 Randomness and Regulations

I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis.

Chad had lots of questions from the audience about the new overtime rules, and the new Persuader rules.  I’m not going to rehash all that, but if you would like to know about Persuader rules go over to the CUE blog where I have a bunch of resources that...

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The 3 New Platforms at the SHRM16 Exhibition Hall Candy Store

     
 

I love exposition halls (a.k.a. tradeshows). Before I jumped back in as an HR practitioner leading HR for a growing tech company in Toronto, I was all over HR tech companies and followed their every move. I was partial toward SMB’s and was always seeking out new vendors who I have never met or heard of. For this version of the Annual SHRM conference my objective was to connect with 3 new vendors. So off I went strolling through what seemed like thousands of vendors jockeying for attention. At...

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