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November 2020

 


 

We’ve heard this so many times: diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. BUT – what if you don’t dance?

November 30, 2020

 

 

The calendar has turned, the challenge is on. Let us begin a season of gratitude.

Each day, highlight someone for whom you are grateful. Share your thanks with a story, a note, a laugh or something memorable. Take this month and let the folks in your world know that they are woven into your tapestry.

Be creative, make some new memories, share some old laughs.

November 26, 2020
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We usually love being on track with our plans, and the least we can say is that a global pandemic is a significant obstacle to moving them forward. We are stuck if we don’t adjust to the new environment, and it’s forcing us to get out of our comfort zone.

November 21, 2020

 

 

In 2001 I got my SPHR certification for the first time. I started my first real HR Manager job and the CHRO wanted to make sure every single HR person on our team had either a PHR or SPHR. I did an eight-week group study course with fellow HR pros studying for the test and I was lucky that my company had also purchased a SHRM study kit.

November 20, 2020

 

 
 

Why is becoming a manager so great? Because finally, after all those years of butt-kissing, pride swallowing, teeth clenching agony, it’s your turn on top. You’re the boss now. It’s time for people to kiss your butt and fear your wrath. What you say goes.

November 19, 2020

 

 

Even before 2020 forced us all into working from our kitchens, home offices, or bedrooms, the world was very much on its way towards removing the necessity for conventional workspaces. Today, younger generations have grown up with lectures and lessons online, while YouTube has also risen to become a better teacher – and imparter of skills – than school ever could.

Readying Yourself For The Digital Workplace

November 18, 2020

 

 

When employees have questions, they go to HR.

When HR professionals have questions, they often turn to each other for guidance and advice.

November 17, 2020

 

Originally published on the PowerToFly blog.

 

November 16, 2020

 

 

In today’s pandemic, HR faces both an opportunity and a challenge when it comes to investing in workers’ soft skills. The way to capitalize on the former and overcome the latter lies in accurately measuring their benefits for a company.

November 13, 2020
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Resumes and cover letters only give you a taste of whether a candidate is the right choice for your open position. The real insight truly comes from a great interview! With that said, if you aren’t asking the right questions, you may not get a true sense of the candidate’s technical skills and whether they are a good cultural fit for your company.

November 12, 2020
November 10, 2020

 

 

Occasionally I get a question from a reader, such as below.  

Today’s question is about software, tools, and technology that HR pros should know about.

November 10, 2020

 

When you are a human resource professional or hiring leader, firing right is just as important a part of your job as is hiring right. No one wakes up in the morning looking forward to terminating a staff member’s employment. In fact, people hate it so much they often wait far too long. While firing the right way won’t eliminate all the pain for either party, it will make the conversation much more palatable.

November 5, 2020

 

 

I found some cool data that probably got overlooked a while back from CB Insights [1]. Now, this data is from 2016, but it’s super relevant!

CB Insights did some testing with their own email newsletter that went out to 175K+. A very big sample and the reality is they have the exact same goal as we all do, Get Candidates to Open Our Email!

November 4, 2020

 

 

Forty-seven percent of workers are thinking about quitting right now.

Why expend time and resources serving people if they’re going to move on in four years?

1. Turnover stings

The only time turnover doesn’t sting is when you’re glad to see them go.

The people on your team today won’t likely be on your team in the future.

November 3, 2020
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Preparing for an interview? 

Short on time?

In this 20-minute video, self Made Millennial Madeline Mann shares the BEST answers to the TEN MOST POPULAR interview questions.

Watch it now! 

Originally posted on YouTube.

 

November 2, 2020