Category: HR Bartender

Know When to Upgrade Your Technology – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of quality workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. For the fourth consecutive year, Kronos has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Women according to global research and consulting firm Great Place […]

Employee Engagement Roadmap: It Is Not Too Late to Create Yours for 2018!

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Workify, an all-in-one employee engagement platform that makes it easy for companies to understand and take action on what’s motivating and demotivating employees throughout the employee experience. Enjoy!) Over the course of last year, we talked a lot […]

How to Support the Creative Process of Ordinary People

I loved this Harvard Business Review white paper by Teresa Amabile titled, “In Pursuit of Everyday Creativity”. From a business context, we’re constantly focused on creativity and innovation. We place value on it. My takeaway from the white paper is that we tend to label people as “creative” versus looking […]

Bookmark This! #HR Project Management Edition

I was in a meeting recently where someone commented that HR pros don’t know project management. And I thought, really? Managing projects is one of the largest responsibilities we have in human resources. It could be a small project like organizing an employee event or a large scale project such […]

Organizations Don’t Change Until People Do

Organizations decide they’re going to change all the time. Especially during times like we’re experiencing today, when recruiting is tough, engagement is a challenge, and retention is a top priority. It’s not unusual for an organization to say, “We need to change so we can get the best talent and […]

Creating an HR Function – Ask #HR Bartender

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses accounted for 62 percent of net new jobs. They play an important role in our economy. But one of the biggest questions that small businesses face is how to successfully grow their organization. Specifically, when and how to bring the HR […]

It’s Okay to Never Grow Up – Friday Distraction

When I was younger, I wanted to be a school teacher. Then a tax attorney. Of course, I’m neither of those things. But that’s okay. I’m happy with what I do. More importantly, I’m content with the possibility that what I do right now will change. In fact, that could […]

Should You Use Your Real Job Title on LinkedIn – Ask #HR Bartender

I’d like to think that most business professionals know they need to have some sort of presence on LinkedIn. The platform has 467 million members from at least 148 different industries, including all of the Fortune 500. There are over 100,000 recruiters on LinkedIn. There’s also plenty of LinkedIn advice. […]

Think #Workflex – A Win for Both Employers and Employees

I think I’ve mentioned to you before that I’m a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Advocacy Team (aka the A-Team). The A-Team was created by SHRM Government Affairs to keep HR pros in the loop about public policy issues that impact the workplace. As a human […]

Quality is Everywhere – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of quality workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. For the first time, Kronos was named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For according to global research and consulting firm […]

HR Pros: Your Next Workplace May Be in Space

Before you read today’s title and totally dismiss the article, take a moment to think about recent events in our space program. Elon Musk launched SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world. NASA has a documented plan (with a timetable) to send humans to the Red […]

5 Ways to Reinvent the Traditional Job Interview

Over the past couple of years, companies have been talking about “reinventing the performance appraisal”. Well, performance reviews aren’t the only process that’s being re-examined. Let’s take a look at the job interview. According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2018, fifty-six percent (56%) of talent professionals say that new […]

Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distraction

There’s a reason I call Friday articles “distractions”. It’s because after a hectic week, we need a little distraction. And what better way to add some levity to a busy week than with a little humor. But not all distractions are good ones. Some distractions prevent employees from focusing on […]

Training Should Include Employee Self Learning Strategies

I ran across an article on the MarketingProfs blog recently titled “Four B2B Marketing Trends that Will Define 2018”. The first trend was that individualization will become the new personalization. The reason I’m bringing this up is because at the same time I came across the MarketingProfs article, I read […]