2017

Gartner's HR Magic Quadrant: A (Strong) Rebuttal

Ahmed's Universe

BUENOS AIRES For someone whose HR technology career includes a couple of years as an analyst with a Gartner-like outfit (Paris-based CXP), I keep an eye out for what Gartner, IDC, Forrester and a flurry of new analyst entrants produce. Apart from some comments in LinkedIn discussions, I hadn't dedicated a full post on these research firms.

Tips and Tricks: Hiring on a Budget

Achievers

If you’ve ever touched the recruiting process, you’re well aware that hiring can be expensive! However, you probably also know that making a bad hire is even more expensive. According to Forbes, a bad hire can costs an employer “thousands of dollars”. So what are the best ways to hire with different levels of budget? We’ve helped compile some top tips and tricks for those hiring on any budget. Under $50.

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The One Thing You Need to Learn How to Do Well in 2017

HR Bartender

…is give and receive feedback. Regardless of what you think about performance reviews, feedback isn’t going away. In fact, organizations are encouraging more of it. As consumers, we get more opportunities to give feedback about products and services. I was recently at a hotel that sent me a text message after my first night, asking me to rate my stay so far. Feedback extends to employees as well. Organizations are finding that regular employee feedback sessions improve performance.

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From Amazon to Carvana: How Your Dealership Can Learn From Disruptive Business Models

Hireology

Traditional dealerships are no longer the only option consumers have when it comes to car buying. Disruptive business models from Amazon, Carvana and others are transforming the automotive industry and posing a risk to local dealers. To compete with the latest innovative business models, it’s critical to turn your employees into your main source of competitive advantage.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company

15Five

Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”. Number 2 was having a good relationship with their supervisor, and number 4 was that they had a good relationship with their colleagues. Financial compensation didn’t appear until number 8!

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10 things great leaders never say to their employees

Insperity

As a leader, managing people will probably always be your toughest task. Are you giving your employees the tools and support they need to get their jobs done efficiently and effectively? Do they respect you and their coworkers? Are they engaged and fulfilled in their roles? Each of these questions – and countless others – likely weigh heavily on your mind. But your employees don’t know what you’re thinking.

New Research on Generations in the Workplace

UpstartHR

After looking deeply at the research on generations in the workplace, I have come up with some findings that will help everyone to perform their jobs better. It seems like a new study comes out every day attempting to explain how to approach each generation of workers, what matters to them, etc. This blog is a synopsis of everything I’ve read on the topic. Note: Please read this entire post for context. Thanks!

Single Touch Payroll – What can you be doing to prepare for it?

Ascender

Download your free guide. Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a change in the way the Australian Government requires employers to report payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office. This move will deliver real-time visibility over the accuracy and timeliness of businesses’ payroll processes in each pay event or pay run. STP will be mandatory from 1 July 2018 for businesses with 20 or more employees.

Six top tips to creating a better employer branding strategy

cipHR

Your reputation as an organisation extends beyond your customers. It is more important than ever to be viewed as a desirable place to work and have a good reputation as an employer. In a recent Linked in survey "72% of recruiting leaders worldwide agreed that employer brand had a significant impact on hiring." One of the key questions when creating your employer branding strategy is “what appeals to potential employees who are considering working for my organisation?”

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

The 4 C’s that Should Define your HR Department

Achievers

Since publishing my new book, Culture Hacker , a couple of months ago, I have had some great conversations and brainstorming sessions with Human Resource leaders and Executives across organizations about how to hack their culture and improve their overall employee experience. One outcome has been the development of my ‘Four C’s’ that I believe highlight the required direction of Human Resource leaders and their departments in the future.

Land of the Morning Calm: Tips on implementing a global HRIS in Korea

Ahmed's Universe

SEOUL Last year when I spent several days in Shanghai gathering the requirements for a client as part of an HRIS evaluation exercise, I realized this was the easternmost place on Earth I had ever reached. I am gratified to announce that I just beat my own record by spending a week in South Korea's sprawling megalopolis, finalizing an amazing global tour as part of the implementation of one of the largest HRIS projects in the world.

Romania: Between HR technology and childhood memories

Ahmed's Universe

BUCHAREST The blogger at age 8 wearing a traditional Romanian costume Two historic events are taking place in Romania this month. First, King Michael will celebrate the 90th anniversary of his accession to the throne, a record for any monarch in history*.

Employee Coaching Works When It’s a Part of Company Culture

HR Bartender

I ran across an article in Chief Learning Officer Magazine titled “ 7 Ways to Create a Coaching Culture ”. It’s a good read that you might want to check out. There’s one sentence in the article that I want to elaborate on today. The magic of a coaching culture is that it is infectious.” I get the point of the sentence. I’m just not sure that it’s quite as simple as the sentence implies. Building and maintaining a company culture is a lot of hard work. Company cultures should be distinct.

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Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

Anytime Fitness CEO Highlights 4 Traits That Make Leaders Stand Out

Hireology

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com , where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. Behind every great business growth story is a commitment to the people at the top.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five

It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. No wonder this post on 2016 engagement trends was so popular. . Until engagement numbers dramatically increase, we are going to continue presenting these trends. By the looks of things, this will be a long term project.

3 Reasons Taking Time Off is So Important

Take It Personel-ly

For lots of people, taking time off is the best part of their job. Not only can they afford to take 2 weeks off to go and see the sea or relax by a pool, they work hard for the pleasure of doing those things. However, lots of people don’t take very much time off […].

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6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? Here are potential problem situations to watch out for. Cubicle and office décor.

Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

How to Be a Professional Troublemaker in HR [Podcast]

UpstartHR

This coming year, my wish for you is that you become more of a troublemaker in your business. Yes, you heard me correctly. HR has a longstanding tradition of being the administrative department. The party planners. The “that’s how we’ve always done it and let’s avoid the risk” police. But what if there was another way? What if we could be disruptors and troublemakers as a force for good?

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Payroll in Asia: managing people, process and policy in a diverse region

Ascender

Sign up and get our free guide to Payroll in Asia. The Asia Pacific region is home to 60 per cent of the world’s population and a mix of emerging and developed economies. An increasing number of international businesses have been establishing a presence in the region, but not without its challenges.

The French presidential election: Going blank

Ahmed's Universe

PARIS Facing off for the top prize So, here we are, just a few days' away from the runoff election that will decide who will be the most powerful man in the Western world. Yes, I mean it: the French president has more powers than his American counterpart who has to deal with Congress, a more often-than-not independent judiciary and a highly decentralized country where most decisions affecting people's lives are made by mayors or governors rather than by the Federal government.

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6 Techniques: Improve The Way Your Employees Communicate

Achievers

When your team works in the same building, it’s easy to get to know one another. Since you see each other every day, you’ll likely develop a deeper than surface level relationship based on proximity alone. You might come to know how your colleagues take their coffee, and maybe even buddy up with them when the company heads out on a retreat or outing. However, if the majority of your team works remotely, it can be difficult to maintain a culture of free-flowing communication.

Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

3 Employee Engagement and Recognition Predictions for 2017

Achievers

By: Jessica Barrett Halcom. Many of the emerging HR trends for 2017 are being driven by the millennial generation. Now representing the largest portion of the workforce , millennials value different things when it comes to their careers. What they want and what they look for — things like being recognized and making an immediate impact — have created a strong demand for employee engagement and recognition platforms that many leading companies are now adopting.

How to Embrace Cultural Diversity in Team Engagement

Achievers

According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, 78% of Executives see diversity as a competitive advantage. People with diverse experiences are better prepared to offer insights and come up with better solutions. They make diverse teams smarter. But how can diversity boost engagement in teams? Having led multi-cultural teams in the Middle-East, Asia, and now in Europe; I can tell blending diversity and engagement gives outstanding results.

Create a Personal User Manual So Others Know How to Work With You

HR Bartender

I ran across a tweet recently that posed an interesting thought : What if managers created “personal user manuals” about their management style? Back in the old days, we called this managing up. Managers would share information about themselves with their teams – things like “I’m not a morning person.” or “I like communicating via email.”.

Ask These Four Interview Questions to Identify Star Candidates

Hireology

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com , where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your time on people-related functions like recruiting and hiring ; more importantly, it should be spent wisely.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.