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February 2019

 

Now if you’re a recruiter in the talent space, you already know that texting is becoming one of the best technologies to actively and passively recruit and communicate with applicants and prospective recruits. It’s fast, cheap and accessible anywhere, at any time. But today’s post is not about using text messaging for recruiting…it’s about avoiding it for your mental health.

February 28, 2019
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On February 27, @shrmnextchat chatted with @Sharlyn_Lauby about Transitioning Management

If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great tips and advice for helping mangers successfully transition into their new role, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

 

February 27, 2019
February 26, 2019
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As companies face a war for talent and a lack of qualified workers in many fields, individuals with disabilities are being recognized as a source of engaged, committed employees. According to the 2017 Disability Statistics Report from the Institute on Disability, nearly one in eight people in the U.S. has a disability and that number is rising annually. 

February 26, 2019

 

 

Something I see with alarming frequency, and I know HR leaders like you do, too, is how financial stress seems to be taking over many of our employees’ lives.

February 25, 2019

 

Change is never easy—especially when it involves transitioning a manager to a new leadership position. Whether employees are moving laterally or vertically at their current or a new organization, having a thoughtful transition plan is key to a successful assimilation to the new team. 

February 25, 2019

 

Your CEO’s top worries are workforce related. The Global Leadership Forecast 2018 from DDI reported that building a leadership pipeline and retaining their top talent are worry #1 and #2. And they are right to worry, because a motivated workforce is truly a competitive advantage that ensures today’s top priorities are achieved and that people are learning, developing and growing in order to successfully address tomorrow’s challenges.

February 24, 2019

 

Q: Our department of five used to be managed by a micromanager who thankfully is no longer here. Now we’re in the process of hiring a new manager and I’m on the selection committee. Which questions do you recommend asking so we make sure we don’t end up with –heaven forbid- another micromanager?

February 22, 2019

 

 

Last week BI Worldwide published the Employee Engagement trends that will impact programs this calendar year. The results rectify program initiatives that continue to entice participation. There are also a few new trends that are taking intrigue to an elevated strategic level.

February 21, 2019

 

 

You can’t get to performance without people.

Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.

What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.

February 21, 2019

 

On February 20, #Nextchat @shrmnextchat chatted with Mofota Sefali @mofota about how the Employee Value Proposition and Employer Brand go Hand in Hand.

If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for creating a winning EVP and attractive employer brand you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

February 20, 2019

 

Hello, hello, baby. You called, I can’t hear a thing.
I have got no service in the club, you see, see
Wha-Wha-What did you say?
Oh, you’re breaking up on me
Sorry, I cannot hear you, I’m kinda busy.

– Lady Gaga

 

February 20, 2019

 

 

The resumes are in, the interviews scheduled, and you print up the same set of behavioral interview questions you’ve been asking for the last 5 years. But know, your candidates are prepared, they’ve researched, prepped, Googled responses to every interview question imaginable.  You need to put in the same amount of preparation, your goal is to hire the BEST people, so your interview game needs to be next level.

February 18, 2019
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If you’re having problems attracting and keeping the right talent at your organization, one of the first things you’ll want to review is your employee value proposition (EVP).

What’s an employee value proposition?

February 18, 2019

 

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Mitchell Ogisi, SHRM Research

 

February 16, 2019

 

On February 13, @SHRMNextchat chatted with Sabrina Baker about Stepping Into Your Role as an HR Department of One

If you missed this excellent chat, on how to be an effective and efficient HR department of one, you can read all of the tweets here or below:

 

February 13, 2019

 

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Trent Burner, SHRM Research

February 13, 2019

 

 

 

 

We are approaching Valentine’s Day and the risks that go with it.

Of course, everyone should know that it is inappropriate to send a card with a sexual or suggestive message.  This is particularly problematic where there is a power disparity, but it is not limited to such occasions.

February 12, 2019

 

 

When I conducted some research with Millennials I found that flexible working was vital for any modern employee, with 91 percent saying flexible working was important and 92 percent saying they wanted the option to work from home. Interestingly however, 66 percent said they would prefer to work more in the office than at home and 0 percent saying they would want to work exclusively from home.

February 12, 2019

 

 

When it comes to hiring bias in America, some of the groups often targeted include older workers, obese people, and people with a criminal record.  

SHRM decided to try and make an impact and help those with criminal records get hired with their new initiative called: Getting Talent Back to Work. 

February 11, 2019


 

At many small companies and startups, the human resources department consists of one person – a “generalist” who must do it all. These HR professionals – also known as an “HR Department of One” or “HR DOO” – must handle every HR function for the entire organization including recruiting, onboarding, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, compliance, technology and analytics.

February 11, 2019

 

 

We've reviewed the trajectory of Workforce planning for ages: Employee Recognition gave way to Employee Engagement which is now being called Employee Experience. These phrases more-closely resemble buzz words but there is a distinction to be made in the verbiage.

February 11, 2019

 

 

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Liz Supinski, SHRM Research

February 11, 2019

 

 

by Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors and Trent Burner, SHRM Research 

February 8, 2019

 

 

The new year brings many people beginning their search for a new career. The field of HR is not immune to that. I receive more networking requests from HR practitioners at the start of a new year than any other time. Most of them reach out because they are on the hunt for something new and wonder if I can help.

February 7, 2019

Something has been truly puzzling to me lately. In the swirl of events, there seems to be a larger and larger focus on upheaval and dismay versus anything positive. I am not naive and ache for the constant wave of tragedy that fills every form of media. Honestly I do take time to step away and reflect just to break the pattern.

February 7, 2019

 

On February 6, @shrmnextchat chatted with Parker Dewey CEO Jeffrey Moss (@Jeffrey_at_PD) about Micro-Internships -- A Powerful Tool for Talent Acquisition.

In case you missed this excellent chat, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

 

February 6, 2019

 

Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are locked out of the job market. Those who have served their time should not be “re-sentenced” by employers, especially when businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis.

Last month, Congress and the Trump Administration passed and signed into law the bipartisan First Step Act, improving rehabilitation and re-entry opportunities for thousands of incarcerated men and women.

February 5, 2019

 

 

Last week, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued this decision in which it held that an outside job applicant cannot pursue a disparate impact claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

What does this mean in plain English?

Think “unintentional discrimination.”

February 5, 2019

 

 

With the return of the "polar vortex" (I hate that name. . . .Can't we just say freezing temps anymore?), there are a few things employers can do to prevent it from freezing workplace productivity.

February 4, 2019

 

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

February 1, 2019

 

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Finding 21st century skills to help build a more adaptable workforce

February 1, 2019