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Last week I was talking with a journalist for a major magazine publication who has been assigned to write about HR. For this particular piece she's writing about the Fast Company article where Everyone Hates HR . It happens to be the 10 year anniversary of the article, and it seemed to me after re-reading the piece not much about our industry has changed until now. We, meaning HR are still struggling for acceptance. We are feeling disrespected. We aren't always taken seriously. That is maybe until now. I say "until now" because our industry is once again in the spotlight. We, meaning HR were recently the cover story for the July Harvard Business...
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By Anthony T. Eaton We all make mistakes, it’s inevitable and leaders are no exception; after all, they are only human. Even so, there are some mistakes that certainly can and should be avoided. I interview leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds about leadership and here is how five of them answered this question. What do you think is the biggest mistake any leader can make? Richard Shapiro: I think a leader makes a mistake when he/she doesn’t thank and appreciate the staff. Employees should be continually acknowledged. Scott Mabry: Well there are many potential pitfalls but I think one of the biggest mistakes I...
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August edition: http://www.niquarterly.com Numerical Insights has just released the latest edition of NI Magazine. This edition contains: Dear HR Analytics Team by Esther Zdolec of Infrastructure Ontario Recruiting Analytics by Brian Fruchey of Facebook Use of Data Analysis for GenXers and Boomers by Mike Hammer of the SP3M Group HR Analytics, Like Fighting a Dragon with Many Heads by Hendrik Feddersen The Hidden Dangers of People Analytics by Steven Huang of Culture Amp How Metrics Drive Behavior by Shelley Billinghurst of Hire Value How HR Analytics...
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A recent report from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute, “Starting the Workforce Analytics Journey: The First 100 Days,” detailed a 10 step process of how to take 100 days to set up an analytics-enabled HR function. In reality, it’s how to take 100 days to plan your Workforce Analytics Journey. Here is the timing of their 100 days: 0-30 days: Setting your direction Articulate your objectives Define your governance model Get a quick win (although it says to do this within 100 days) 30-60 days: Defining your approach Know your data Know your technology options...
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The face of business has changed, and so too must the face of HR. I began to see the pattern about five years ago when I was part of a HR team that rolled shared services out to the field for on boarding, and promotion of our HR call center. The goal was to move from a heavy employee facing HR ratio to about a 1:1000 HR Manager ratio in the field. And then ample outsourcing of transactional based HR tasks, a robust call center for the “tier 1” level employee questions and a very dynamic talent acquisition recruiting team in house. It was in this time that I decided to begin to learn the principles of lean and six sigma. This company went from hardly anything...
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I want to introduce a pay for performance structure - tie pay increases to annual evaluations - am looking for some experience based advice. We currently do annual reviews and unless you are a total screw up, who otherwise should be dismissed, you will get the standard raise, regardless what your evaluation reads. Occasionally, someone will get a larger raise but we lack consistency between years to why. Make this change is going to be difficult but in my mind worth the effort.
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What can employers do to help protect their employees from becoming victims of identity theft? Given the fact that other employees are often the source of an information breach, naturally the first line of defense is to conduct a thorough background checks on job applicants. In addition to hiring candidates with integrity, employers can also put processes in place to control the flow of personal information. From the employment application to an employee’s departure documents, HR records should be closely guarded. The following are important tips for acquiring, storing and destroying this information. Acquiring Information When acquiring...
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As you know, I’m a big D.C. sports fan and of the major sports, I prefer baseball. There’s an inside joke among Nationals fans of why some Nats fans were upset when Steve Lombardozzi (and two others) were traded to the Detroit Tigers for Doug Fister last year. As an experiment, Nationals 101 simulated seasons between the gritty team (based on MASNCommenter’s account) and the actual teams. The results are here and it shows a significant difference between the actual team vs. the gritty team with the actual team going to the postseason all 10 times and won 4 World Series, while the gritty made 4 playoff appearances and did not do as much. Last year, Ben...
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I was not there at #SHRM15, but there was a lot of talk about workplace culture. Then, I read from Sharlyn Lauby about Corporate Culture and Communities with Michael Lee Stallard about the “ Connection Culture .” I agree with Michael’s premise that individuals need to be open and there’s a sense of power when you connect someone and has an impact for your business. That is why over 3/4 of job seekers say company culture is important. Here’s my question: are people mixing up culture and community? Reading Sharlyn’s article made me revisit the definition of both culture and community (in a group setting, via Google): Culture: the attitudes and...
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It has begun. Canada is in recession and the U.S. will likely follow shortly. 2015 to date, U.S. employers handed out 242,830 pink slips (redundancy notices), a 13 percent increase from the same period last year. One of the recent announcements came from Microsoft with a plan to reduce its workforce by 7,800 people. 75,000 of the job cuts are said to be in the oil and related industries but retail, finance and tech are also cutting headcount (Target, Gap, HP, etc.). The point of mentioning this is that most companies are still not adopting the strategies of having a flexible workforce . By flexible, I’m not referencing employees who work...
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Job seekers, more than ever, are trying to stand out of the crowd in this highly-competitive job market. One of the risks employers face is hiring a dishonest employee who does not have the work history they claimed to on their application. In fact, according to a 2014 CareerBuilder survey , 58% of employers have caught a lie on a resume. These embellishments can cause major headaches and stress for organizations that end up wasting copious amounts of time and money after hiring an unfit employee. As the person in charge of making hiring decisions on behalf of your organization, you know how important it is to choose the best possible candidate...
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Henderworks has partnered with Michael Baran, Harvard professor and creator of the online tool "Don't Guess My Race" to help facilitate conversations and discussions about race in the workplace. Effenus Henderson, President and CEO of HenderWorks and former Chief Diversity Officer at Weyerhaeuser believes that the tool helps to enhance and deepen conversation in a respectful way in the workplace. For more information about the tool check out the video at www.henderworks.com. Or at http://www.dontguessmyrace.com Top Line Summary: (Don’t) Guess My Race is a one-of-a-kind interactive diversity program based on social science research...
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USCIS Proposes Changes to E-Verify On June 8, 2015, USCIS published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on proposed changes to E-Verify, including: • Three proposed enhancements: Final Nonconfirmation (FNC)—Allows employees to contest FNCs that they feel have been issued in error. This will be a new process allowing employees to request a review of their FNCs that will replace the current manual review process. Reverification—Requires employers to use E-Verify to reverify employees whose work authorization has expired. These include employees who were hired before the employer signed the E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding...
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I am traveling to the conference alone and will arrive Sunday! I would love to make some new friends to hang out with in Vegas, Baby!
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Please join American Express(R) Business Prepaid Cards for Happy Hour on Monday Night, June 29 from 7-8pm at the Westin Casino Lounge at the Westin Las Vegas 160 East Flamingo Road. We will be on hand to discuss rewards and incentive programs and our suite of Reward and Business Gifting solutions. Inspire your vendors, motivate your employees and delight your customers with a single, simple rewards program—a program that surpasses promotional gifts, is more secure than cash gifts, and is backed by the service excellence of American Express. Talk to our team, and they’ll help you manage all the details. For questions please reach out to Brian.M.Dominick@aexp.com...
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Sign up for my session, "Radically Rethinking Performance Management for the 21st Century" for a way to reboot your performance management for today's world or work. Tuesday at 4; N109-112. The first 50 attendees will get a free 'we are not machines' T!
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Just jump on the computer, punch in the applicant’s personal information and get a nice, neat report of any criminal records he or she may have. Sounds great, right? It would be, but it doesn’t work that way. Perpetuated by movies, television and other forms of media, there is a common misconception that this is how a criminal background check is done…it’s not. First, it’s important to realize that there is no one, all-encompassing database that gives you this information; not even the FBI database. Relying solely on a national/multi-state criminal record database is extremely risky. Here’s why. The Nationwide Criminal Database Myth ...
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A while ago, I conducted a literature search to learn more about the transformation of HR in recent decades. This is part of a future book release, but we’ll speak more of that in future months. What became evident to me was the slow pace of transformation. Even today, with the technology available, HR struggles with transformation. What does it take to transform HR into something which will impress CEOs and CFOs? 1. Acquire Business Acumen: Financial Skills HR has always viewed its role as being an advocate for the people. That needs to change. I’m not suggesting that we forego the people considerations of a business, but decisions in HR need to...
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Hi everyone, My name is Mike Ward. I work at American Express and manage B2B Prepaid Business Development in the US. I will be in Vegas for the SHRM conference from Sunday 6/28 through Tuesday 6/30. If you are interested in having a "meet & greet" - just let me know. I would look forward to any discussion regarding having American Express provide prepaid cards for your employee reward & recognition programs, sales/dealer incentive programs, or consumer promotions. Feel free to reach out to me via email, if you are interested at michael.j.ward@aexp.com . I will be happy to meet with you and schedule a meeting via email. Thanks!...
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Hi: Anyone from Latin America that will be joining and interested in having a conversation regarding the market challenges we are currently facing? Would love to connect if possible
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