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HR Roundtable: How HR Can Encourage Encouragement

We decided to start the HR Roundtable (of Cincinnati) off in 2017 on a positive note. The topic was “Encouragement At Work” and we were going to explore how to make this more of the norm versus an exception. Since we skipped meeting in January, people were eager to reconvene and get into…

Communication Failure May Be Keeping Workers From Wellness Programs

A new study hopes to settle the debate regarding workplace health promotion and whether or not it’s good for employers to get involved with employees’ wellness. Turns out, good or bad, there’s a communication breakdown. Around two-thirds of workers surveyed are happy to have their employer get involved in their health, but less than half…

Talent by the Numbers, IV

7 … percent of Uber users that said that they are going to stop using Uber due to recent controversies. 1 … rank of “full-stack developer” on the Indeed list of the best jobs of 2017 1 … rank of accounting in voting for Britain’s most-boring profession 15 … percent of employers who “have…

Collaboration is the Culture of Success

No matter how far reaching a leader’s vision or how brilliant the company’s strategy may be, little will be realized if not supported by the organization’s culture. Analyzing the team’s lack of success a few years ago, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers took management to task saying, “I think we have…

5 Steps to a Safer Workplace and Lower Premiums

In the workplace, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. It doesn’t matter if employees sit at their cubicles all day and don’t use heavy equipment: In every single work environment, there is a risk of on-the-job injury or illness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, there were about…

Training Managers to Talk about Pay is a Blind Spot

One of the most frustrating statements for employees to hear from their managers is this: “HR wouldn’t let me do it and I don’t really know why.” And unfortunately, when it comes to pay, many managers either aren’t accountable or don’t understand how pay was determined. Managers are generally faced with playing a…

Candidate Coaching Improves Hiring Results — So Stop Losing Candidates For Preventable Reasons

If you are failing to coach your candidates prior to their interview,  you may be unnecessarily losing as many as 20 percent of your qualified candidates simply for trivial reasons. Candidate coaching is where a corporate recruiter provides pre-interview guidance to qualified candidates on what to expect, areas to focus on, and any…

It’s Not the Data, But What You Do With It That Matters

Picture this: It’s a Friday morning, and five senior executives walk into a conference room to meet with the CEO — Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. The Operations VP starts with a dashboard clearly indicating improved operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings for the quarter, as well as projections for…

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find…

What Happens At SourceCon Doesn’t Stay At SourceCon

At least from a knowledge and sharing standpoint, what happens at SourceCon doesn’t always stay at SourceCon, and it shouldn’t! This was my first official SourceCon. I did crash a dinner and the Hackathon during the Fall 2016 edition, but attending for the whole session was a very different experience. For me, I’d been…