HR in the 21st Century: Make Life Easier for Your Employees

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org.    When it comes to keeping your employees happy, bi-monthly potlucks and a warm pot of morning coffee just won’t cut it anymore — especially if you’re staffed with a group of millennials (and most companies are or will be soon, as millennials are …

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Future Friday: Will your HR technology cost you employees?

I helped a client with a survey. One of the things that was clear from the responses was that the employees considered the HR technology to be “clunky”.  In fact many of them tried to use it and then gave up. They would resort to paper or email to get what they needed from HR. …

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Are old ways of treating employees coming back?

I used to work for a company that treated its employees well. We had profit sharing and everyone got a ham at Christmas time along with a bonus check. I don’t know if they still do that or not, but I would like to think they do. I read an article the other day that …

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Hiring Carefully Does not have to Mean Slow

Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment, wrote an article in Fast Company called How to Win the Talent War. In this article Mr. Stein was talking about start-ups, but the points he made are applicable to all companies. He makes a distinction between three different types of candidates: A-players, brilliant misfits and future stars. …

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Higher Purpose HR: Driving Engagement

It has long been known that organizations that identify a “higher purpose” for their existence engender more loyalty with their constituents than do other. Obviously religions, revolutions and political parties know this and try to define their “higher purpose” in order to drive engagement. According to a recent survey done by Calling Brands, and reported …

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Changing Nature of Work: “It’s All About Expertise, Not Experience”

I have written about the changing nature of work several times, as recently as two weeks ago (See Changing Nature of Work and the Difficulty of Government Regulation) so it is something I find interesting. So I was happy to run across Josh Bersin’s blog post The End of a Job as We Know It …

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Checklist for Establishing an Ideal Work Ethic: A Guest Post

This is a Guest Post written by Sam Peters, a blogger who often writes for HR and Career sites. Today he writes on a checklist for establishing and ideal work ethic. While the recipe for creating the perfect work environment is different from company to company, there are certain aspects of establishing workplace ethics that …

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HR Carnival: Great November Reading

The most recent HR Carnival is up and it provides some great reading on a variety of HR related topics. These topics include: Dealing with the flu at the workplace Paying attention to competitors and capturing competitive intelligence Respect in the workplace (a recent Mercer survey showed how critical this is. My post coming next …

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Crowdsourcing as a Human Resources Tool

 I must admit I was not all that familiar with the term “crowdsourcing”, but I have run across it twice in the past two days. First in the book The 2020 Workplace and secondly in a little video that Laurie Ruettimann made to help her decide on the best style of glasses for her.  I …

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A Recruiting Scenario in the Near Future?

Based on some of the reading I have been doing I think this scenario may not be too far off in the future. This may be the future of talent acquisition and recruiting for some companies. The company is high tech and subsequently is experiencing the effects of the “talent shortage”. The talent acquisition pros in …

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