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September 2016

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 30, 2016


 

Women working in the technology industry will tell you that being the only woman in the room has been an all-too-common experience during their careers—and that they’ve gotten used to it. However, the various forms of gender discrimination and bias that have prevented them from advancing in their careers are roadblocks that they will never accept.

September 30, 2016

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 29, 2016

 

In business, the term care is generally applied to the business-client relationship. It has given rise to unwieldy terms like customer care associate for the people formerly known as sales agents. 

High-character employees, however, care not only about their clients but about every relationship they have in and beyond the workplace. Their secret weapon is that they also care about, and for, themselves.

September 29, 2016

 

A conversation with Richard Fagerlin at the SHRM Leadership Development Forum

September 29, 2016

by Kim Cottage

Kim Cottage, Foundation chair at SHRM-Long Island
 

The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support; and sponsoring funding and driving the adoption of cutting edge, actionable, evidence –based research.

September 29, 2016

I sure hope the tone of the following doesn’t upset you, but all this talk about Millennials is making me sick.

September 29, 2016

 

 

You‘re excited about a new employee you hired who came highly recommended.  They start, you introduce them to co-workers, clients, upper management, board members. 

September 29, 2016

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 28, 2016

On September 28, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR Happy Hour host and HR TEchnology Conference Co-Chairman Steve Boese @steveboese about 5 Big Themes in HR Tech.  

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

September 28, 2016

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next week, the SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 28, 2016

I’ve recently been conducting research related to bias in interviewing and hiring and in doing so uncovered some excellent and surprising information on how to build a greater awareness of ones bias in the hiring process.  This research has also unintentionally helped me develop a more acute awareness of the role of bias and its influence not only in hiring but also beyond.

September 28, 2016


 

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next week, The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 27, 2016

 

Greetings Fellow HR Professionals and organizational leaders. I am the Director, SHRM Foundation for Elizabethtown SHRM (known as ESHRM). ESHRM has supported the SHRM Foundation in many ways. The ESHRM Chapter supports the SHRM Foundation annually with donations obtained from our chapter's "Change-for-Change" fundraising initiative.

September 27, 2016

By: Mayra Ivonne Ramirez

SHRM / CHCI 2016 Summer Intern
 

September 27, 2016
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The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 27, 2016

Leadership is not just about ideas and vision. It's about getting things done. That's the message of The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016) by Samuel B. Bacharach.

September 27, 2016

 

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 27, 2016


 

As I enter my tenth year in the Human Capital Management space, I figured it would be beneficial to my readers to reflect on how our industry has (and has not) evolved over the last decade's time.

* The following scenarios are built on real life business engagements. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

September 27, 2016

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 26, 2016

 If you missed this #Nextchat on 9/28/16, click here for the RECAP.


 

September 26, 2016

 

In 2015, the HRACC (Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut) received the SHRM Foundation Innovation Award. Why? Because we have some pretty innovative board members at HRACC!

September 26, 2016

 

The vision of retirement is undergoing a major change. Many people envision that retirement is sitting at the local Starbucks chatting with friends or sitting on the front porch rocking away enjoying “the good life.” However, for many people that is not the good life and as a result the vision of what retirement will look like is undergoing a major change.

Mortality

September 23, 2016
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Accountable employees keep their promises, consider the consequences of their actions, take responsibility for their mistakes, and make amends for those mistakes.

The following questions may help you discern a job candidate’s level of accountability.

Describe a situation in which you took responsibility for a mistake you made. What were the consequences to you for doing so?

September 23, 2016
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Mergers and acquisitions are in style again. Last year was, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the Biggest M&A Year Ever.”

September 22, 2016

On September 21, @shrmnextchat chatted with Namely Chief People Officer Nick Sanchez @NamelyNick about New HR Tech - Transforming Employee Development.  
In case you missed this excellent and informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

September 21, 2016

 

Like any other profession, there are plenty of HR horror stories out there – from the “Why We Hate HR” to “It’s Time to ‘Blow Up’ HR”. That being said, human resources plays an important role in the organization. It’s often the “go-to” place for employees and, as such, they need to feel comfortable coming to HR. Here’s an example:

September 21, 2016

 

Below is an actual conversation held with a business leader. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Me (answering phone): Hi Dave,

Dave: Hey I was wondering if you knew what Jerry (another leader) had decided to do about Tom (matrix employee who is having disciplinary issues).

September 20, 2016


 

If you’re losing employees faster than you can hire them, take a close look at your people managers and your employee development programs. Surveys show that the top two reasons people leave jobs are their boss and the absence of employee development opportunities. And these two often go hand-in-hand.

September 19, 2016

   

 

Many of us Americans don’t know how to take true summer breaks.

When you work at a global company, you likely know this anecdotally. You notice that colleagues based in cities ranging from Toronto to Berlin take at least two weeks, and sometimes a month. They also holiday at other times of they year, such as significant holidays.

September 19, 2016

    

 

How good is the quality of your work culture? Do senior leaders understand culture? Even more important, do they understand the condition of your current culture and senior leaders’ responsibility in refining that culture?

September 17, 2016

 

I know that many start-ups don’t consider human resources related laws when they are getting started. They focus on getting their product or service up and running, whether they have the suppliers they need and of course the potential market. If they consider HR at all it is in the realm of payroll. Most federal HR laws don’t kick in until a company has reached 15 employees. The FLSA kicks in at fewer employees if you are bringing revenue of at least a half million dollars. There are however other laws related to HR that you need to pay attention to, as Uber has discovered.

September 16, 2016

 


 

Social Security wants to help you prepare your employees for a secure, comfortable retirement. Security is the Social Security Administration’s middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor.

September 15, 2016
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Two recent reports make a strong case for the need to create more training opportunities for the unemployed and perhaps even for lower-skilled workers who are already in the labor force.

September 15, 2016
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Usually, job descriptions are boring. Anyone who has ever written several job descriptions likely has experienced the feeling of their eyes glazing over while typing the words “responsibilities” and “qualifications” over and over (and over) again.

However, a job description does not have to adhere to this format. A job description can actually be fun to write for a hiring or HR manager.

September 15, 2016

 
 

The New York City region’s $1.5 trillion economy continues to generate new jobs across several industries, due to its size and diversity. New programs have also been created recently to get more people back to work and to attract high-tech employment.

September 14, 2016
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On September 14, @shrmnextchat chatted with the Executive Director of Talent Tech Labs, Jonathan Kestenbaum (@jkestenbaum) about the Talent Acquisition Ecosystem.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:
 

September 14, 2016

In a recent blog, I looked at some of the research and narrative around skill shortages. 

September 14, 2016


 

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.

September 13, 2016

 

My father once bought a life insurance policy from an agent who was warm, friendly, and had impeccable credentials.

He also embezzled thousands of dollars from my dad.

It can be difficult to evaluate a job candidate’s honesty, but it’s crucial to try, and the following questions may help.

Tell me about a time when you had to tell a direct report an unpleasant truth. 

September 13, 2016
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The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 


 

September 13, 2016

 

       

 

Protected concerted activity is powerful stuff

Like it or not, to a person, we can agree that the rulings flowing from the National Labor Relations Board over the past several years have been largely employee-friendly.

September 13, 2016

 

                    
 

Applying simple wisdom to guide one’s personal and professional integrity

 

September 12, 2016

As an HR professional, finding qualified talent that is a good fit with your organization’s culture can sometimes be a challenge.  And sometimes it can be darn right impossible. The term “skills shortage” gets tossed around a lot lately, and the truth is, many employers know all too well how difficult it can be to match organizational needs with individuals that possess those skill sets.

September 12, 2016

 
 

Recruiters are always chasing the new shiny objects, and with good reason. Talent management—and specifically the talent acquisition ecosystem—is a constantly evolving model and, much like Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory, those who adapt to its changing landscape (and its new shiny objects) will have the best chance for survival.    

September 12, 2016

In Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment (Sterling Ethos, 2016), Shola Richards offers solutions for creating a more positive professional environment using kindness and mutual respect.

September 12, 2016

 

    

 

The number of remote workers is on the rise in the United States with about 3.7 million employees currently working remotely at least half of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics. In many industries, technology like mobile and video conferencing, instant messaging, and wireless internet enables employees to stay productive and connected from anywhere.

September 12, 2016

 

Unless your target candidate is from Europa, they are likely on Facebook. With over a billion daily active users, this platform should not be ignored by any brand. When using this platform, there are many factors that you should weigh including company size, brand recognition and budget.

BEGINNER: BECOME AN ADMIN OF YOUR CORPORATE FACEBOOK PAGE

September 10, 2016

I had a conversation with Alex Hagan, a futurist out of Australia, and we were discussing learning. I asked Alex which futurists he pays attention to and he said that he doesn’t really read many futurists. Rather he prefers to read and learn from parallel or even non-related industries. We agreed that learning from marketing and technology is important to HR.

September 9, 2016

 

 

Going on an international assignment is a life changing opportunity. It teaches you how to be independent, how to interact with new people, how to cope up with an entirely new culture and so much more. When you come back, you’re an entirely different person than you were before; more knowledgeable, more experienced and stronger than ever.

September 8, 2016


 

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 

September 8, 2016

 
 

In less than two months, the Presidential election will take place.  You are thinking about that when you see your receptionist wearing a button for her political candidate. 

You ask her to remove it because you have customers of diverse political views.  She says “NO,” promising to file a case with the Supreme Court because you are violating her First Amendment rights. Note to SCOTUS: we hope you enjoy her as much as we do.

September 8, 2016

On September 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with Worday's Director of Learning Product Strategy, James Cross @jamesrcross about HR Technology -- Transforming the Way We Learn at Work.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

September 7, 2016

 


 

Making sense of trends affecting the world of work
 

September 7, 2016

          

 

The 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition will be held in Chicago from October 4-7 and I’m excited to return as a member of the 2016 HR Tech Insiders blogger team.

September 6, 2016

 

There was a time when only HR professionals were concerned about the nuts and bolts of employee benefits such as paid leave, telework and health care. Perhaps a top recruit asked a question or a female worker expecting her first child sought clarification on the Family and Medical Leave Act. Or maybe it was HR’s perennial favorite time of year: open enrollment season. 

Not any longer. Employee benefits have gone mainstream. 

September 6, 2016
 
 
 
 
With college students across the country about to return to campus, college recruiters aren’t far behind. But does putting company letterhead down on tables work today? Furthermore, do students really believe meeting with recruiters will lead to the jobs they want?
 
September 6, 2016

“Johnson, don’t think! Just do what I tell you!”

I tell my friend this as I train him for his second half marathon. He was so bad in the first one, that I begged him to let me train him for the second one. He agreed! Now I hear myself saying things that my high school track coach used to say to me.

“Dooley, other people clear the hurdles because they do what I say. Don’t think. Just do what I say!”

September 6, 2016
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Learning management systems—the wet blanket of our working lives. They often stifle the real-world buzz and excitement that should be associated with learning. The majority of today’s learning management systems (LMSs) are transactional, back-end, compliance-driven platforms that people visit only when required by HR.

September 5, 2016

If you've been in the same job for four or five years, chances are that your role has changed. That's also the average amount of time people stick with one position these days. With that in mind, Jenny Blake, a former career development manager at Google, says it's time to think about job transitions in a new way.

September 5, 2016

 

 

A major cultural shift that has changed the way we work has also changed the way we learn at work. Workplace learning is now social, mobile, micro and on-demand.

New, more collaborative trends are driving innovation in learning technology as organizations place a higher priority on the integration of talent management and on learning to increase engagement and retention. 

September 5, 2016

                   
            
 

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, hiring is at a 10-year high, with Americans getting jobs at rates unheard of since the start of the great recession. Job seekers are now back in the driver’s seat, having to juggle two, three or even four job offers.

September 3, 2016


 

“An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees. For better or worse, they are the vehicles by which the message will be conveyed on blogs and social networks.”

September 1, 2016