2018

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What Female Employees Really Want in the Workplace

Achievers

This is not the 1960s, but it’s difficult to convince many female employees who function within outdated corporate Human Resources policies. The policies read like a military manifesto by describing rigid schedules and failing to mention recognition and reward systems or establishing promotion policies favoring men. The HR policies form the unforgiving backbone of an organizational culture that disengages the modern woman, even as the organization struggles to understand why it cannot meet gende

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Why Employees Leave Companies in 2018 [poll results]

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I asked the question “ If you were to start looking for a new job today, what would be the number one reason? ” And the majority of employees responded…. Better compensation and benefits. So, as much as we might not want to admit that money drives career decisions, it does. And as human resources professionals, we just can’t ignore this.

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37 motivational quotes to inspire your team

cipHR

When the going gets tough, sometimes you need some extra pearls of wisdom to help encourage and motivate your team. Here are 37 of our favourite motivational quotes. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”. – Jonathan Winters. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”. – Vidal Sassoon. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”. – Walt Disney.

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What you can and can’t do when employees discuss wages

Insperity

Can your employees discuss their salaries or wages with their co-workers? Yes. Even if you have a company policy against it? Yes. In fact, having a policy against it could get you in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because such policies generally violate federal labor law. The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ rights to discuss conditions of employment, such as safety and pay even if you’re a non-union employer.

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The Ultimate Performance Review Checklist

Performance reviews are a proactive way to engage with your employees, provide clear communication about expectations, and acknowledge them for their hard work. But getting the right framework and creating consistency across your organization can be tricky. We put together this checklist to help you evaluate your current performance review process and equip managers with the right tools to perform individual assessments.

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How to Foster Belonging and Inclusion in the Workplace

BetterUp

Robin Ely and Fern Mandelbaum recently spoke in a fireside chat moderated by Ellen Levy at BetterUp Shift 2018. The event brought together the most innovative leaders and thinkers in HR and people development to discuss how to infuse greater meaning into the employee experience. Ely and Mandelbaum discussed some of the most effective practices for creating diverse and inclusive work environments, and recruiting diverse teams.

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Calm down, everyone: Mindful practices for a mellower office

Business Management Daily

When Teresa Walsh started looking for a new job, she spent five minutes a day meditating. Mindfulness practices keep people in the moment, engaged in the activity at hand, and able to approach demands with greater clarity. The post Calm down, everyone: Mindful practices for a mellower office appeared first on Business Management Daily.

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Relevant Skills Managers Need To Manage Remote Employees

HR Digest

Employment statistics show that remote workers are on the increase. This is obviously due to a continuous advancement in the workplace technology. Employees are better managed, retained and allowed to work flexibly through remote employment. Managers gain opportunities to work with a team that is made up of members in different locations and effectively handling the proximity limitations while managing remote employees.

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Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

15Five

Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ? Perhaps you’ve tried to create a fun and satisfying environment, with activities like foosball and ping pong or by offering free lunches and snacks. But if you haven’t found success, it may be because those perks focus more on downtime, rather than creating a productive work environment.

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3 Ways Digital and Physical Simplicity Can Improve Your Work and Personal Lives

Take It Personel-ly

You might have noticed, if you haven’t been living under a rock somewhere, that the term “minimalist” has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The basic concept underlying this label is, well, simple (excuse the pun). It suggests that life is too complicated for a huge number of people — likely more complicated […].

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Want To Enhance Your Total Rewards To Achieve Organizational Success? Start Here.

Are you looking for ways to enhance your employee value proposition? Gallagher Better Works SM Insights has got you covered! Dive into the latest magazine issue and discover how flexibility, equity, recognition and strategically applied resources can improve your total rewards package. Download the PDF to learn more about: Building retirement benefits for a global and mobile workforce Promoting employee and organizational growth through succession planning Empowering women in leadership through

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Should Employees be Paid for Commuting Time?

UpstartHR

An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time? As someone that travels a fair bit for work, I know the value of being able to connect and work from any number of strange locations–restaurants, hotel lobbies, airports, etc. But what about the commutes that make up a significant part of the day for so many workers?

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7 Responsibilities of HR Professionals

Hppy

In the past, business leaders have often thought of human resource (HR) specialists as the professionals that ensure that all staff members comply with organizational policies. The role of the human resource specialists has also typically been associated with administrative duties, such as gathering, filing and storing paperwork, and they have traditionally worked in establishing and enforcing company regulations.

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The Future of HR: 10 Strategies for Every Human Resources Team

HR Bartender

I ran across an INC article titled “ What Does the Future of Human Resources Look Like? ” I thought it was an interesting read, in particular the last paragraph where the author talks about job title changes. Their takeaway is that moving from job titles like chief human resources officer to chief experience officer signal a change in the profession.

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Seven benefits of having plants in your office

cipHR

Numerous scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in your workspace. Here are the top seven benefits for employees – and their employers. Humans have an innate desire to be connected with nature, which scientists call ‘ biophilia ’. Unfortunately, the spaces we tend to spend most of our days – workplaces – tend to be stripped of much of their connection to the natural environment.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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5 ways to become the optimistic leader your team wants

Insperity

Do you think of yourself as an optimistic person? What about an optimistic leader? Although optimistic people do have a “glass half full” outlook on life, optimistic leaders have more than the ability to view life through rose-colored lenses. Being an optimistic leader is not about rainbows and roses, blind optimism or going wherever the wind blows and believing that everything will work itself out.

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BetterUp and Workday Partner to Enhance Worker, Workplace Well-Being

BetterUp

Today marks another milestone in our company journey to help workers at all levels flourish in the workplace via the use of coaching, technology and evidence-based research. To better support our customers in this endeavor, we have deepened our strategic and business partnership with one of the most driven and forward-thinking companies in finance and HR today, Workday.

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9 Tips To Build a Healthy Work Relationship With Your Employees

Vantage Circle

A healthy work relationship with your employees not only creates a positive work environment but also helps in the growth of an organization. Not much is talked about Boss-Employee Relationship. Like any other relationship it also has many wavelengths and needs a proper flow to sustain and grow. ‘A Harvard Business Review survey reveals 58 percent of people say that they trust strangers more than their boss’.[ Source- Forbes ].

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Why humanizing your business drives profitability

Business Management Daily

In an increasingly digital and impersonal environment, a company culture truly focused on its people is the foundation for driving sustained success. The post Why humanizing your business drives profitability appeared first on Business Management Daily.

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An HR Leaders Guide: 7 Questions To Ask When Developing Your Cancer Strategy

As HR and Benefits leaders are in the midst of evaluating cancer care solutions and designing their requirements for vendors, it’s key to know what questions to ask to ensure the development of a truly comprehensive strategy: from prevention to diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Getting to the right answers starts with asking the right questions: How can better access improve engagement?

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How Employers Should Handle Workplace Bullying

HR Digest

Bullying has become one of the most common vices in a hostile work environment. It has to do with any sort of harassment (verbal and non-verbal) and uncomfortable situation/maltreatment from a coworker. Bullying may not be obvious, but prevalent in most workplaces even while the existence is contrary to the basic code of conduct in a work environment.

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Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

15Five

What separates high performing organizations from all the rest? Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor! One-on-ones can range from dreaded, “check-the-box” status updates to energizing, even life-changing conversations. As we’ll see below, science shows the best conversations have several things in common.

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How To Help Your Employees Reach Their Potential – #NewYear

Take It Personel-ly

Being the individual in charge does not mean that your days should be spent sitting behind a desk. You are responsible for your employees and discovering what they can bring to the business. The best leaders not only improve themselves, but those around them. Here are a few ways you can help your employees reach […].

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Which HR Certification is Better? An Analysis of the SHRM-CP and PHR

UpstartHR

Last week I received an interesting question that echoed what I’ve seen from dozens of people around the new year: I came across this discussion while trying to formulate an argument supporting the value and credibility of the SHRM-CP credential. I have years years of HR experience and about five years ago, I started looking at HRCI and the PHR certification.

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6 Steps to a Better Compensation Strategy

Compensation is one of your biggest expenses as a business, but it is also your biggest investment in your people and your culture. A great compensation strategy can be an incredible asset that supports your business goals and lays a foundation of trust between your company and your employees. Whether you already have a compensation strategy in place or you’re building one from scratch, this guide will help you level up your approach through these 6 steps: 1.

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25 Office Exercises: Easy Desk-Friendly Ways to Get Fit

SnackNation

25 Office Exercises: Easy Desk-Friendly Ways to Get Fit. Modern technology has given us plenty of benefits and conveniences, but with one major drawback: Most of us sit at a desk for for eight (or more) hours a day, five days a week, most weeks of the year. And unfortunately, the very thing can make us productive, profitable, and successful employees for our company can also harm our health—maybe even permanently.

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The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

HR Bartender

During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo , I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes. I know how easy it is to use these terms interchangeably. And at first glance, there might not be anything wrong with using the words as synonyms.

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Five reasons why diversity and inclusion at work matters

cipHR

From encouraging better team performance to improving your ability to hire, here are five reasons why HR needs to focus on D&I. While diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been on the radar of smart organisations for years, in recent months the impetus for true inclusion has grown significantly, with high-profile initiatives such as gender pay gap reporting in the UK, and the widespread reporting of sexual harassment in the film industry , pushing the agenda forward significantly.

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9 simple but effective ways to improve employee productivity

Insperity

Employee engagement may be the business buzzword of the day, especially when we start looking for ways to improve employee performance. But what about employee productivity? These concepts aren’t necessarily the same thing. It’s entirely possible to have a bunch of happy, engaged employees who love their jobs but aren’t terribly productive or hard-working.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.