Category: HR Bartender

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in a position to succeed in your field. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs for human resources and business professionals. Enjoy […]

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They’ve Departed – Ask #HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands. Our company takes all employees (along with their family, significant other, friend, etc.) to Disney for the weekend. We cover hotel, park tickets, meals, a company […]

Organizations: It’s Time for Family Friendly Leave Programs

Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating! While Mr. Bartender and I don’t have children, we respect parents and the responsibility they have to raise their children into adults. It’s tough and rewarding. But from my vantage point, parenting has evolved over the years. And organizations need to bring their leave […]

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you a position to succeed in your field. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs for human resources and business professionals. Enjoy the […]

Organizational Talent Pools: 4 Steps to Developing Employees

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is an excerpt from my new book, “The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent“ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Or I’ll be signing books next week at the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago. Stop by […]

Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility

I came across this article recently on Undercover Recruiter titled, “Why Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility”. It’s a good read worth checking out. My takeaway was that talent acquisition professionals play a role in employee retention. They do this by designing a good hiring process. One that […]

3 Strategies for Investing in Yourself

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you a position to succeed in your field. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs for human resources and business professionals. Enjoy the […]

New Hires Not Engaged? How to Design an Onboarding Intervention

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Readex Research, which provides expert survey services to help businesses understand their internal and external customers. Their services include employee experience surveys. Enjoy the post!) According to the most recent data from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the […]

Organizations Need Good Data to Make Good Decisions

When it comes to making organizational decisions, good data is essential. Especially when we’re talking about decisions that impact the entire organization like technology investments or HR strategy. One of the best ways to get good data is to participate in surveys. I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Participating in […]

Work Life Balance: Every Age Group Wants It

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in a position to succeed in your field. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs for human resources and business professionals. Enjoy […]

Replacement Planning: 3 Steps to Develop Your Organization’s Strategy

(Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from my new book, “The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent“ (SHRM, 2018) SHRM members can order a discounted copy at the SHRMStore. Enjoy!) If there’s one activity that has more of an impact than succession planning, it’s replacement planning. […]

Employee Engagement and Commitment Are Not the Same Thing

As recruiting remains a challenge, I believe organizations will focus their resources toward making sure that they can keep the employees they have. Just like it’s easier to retain a customer (versus getting a new one), organizations will realize the same about employees.  So retention will be a priority for […]

Technology System Design Needs Both Form and Function – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos announced this week that they were named by Forbes as one of the top three places to work in technology. Congratulations to them! Enjoy […]

Bookmark This! The GDPR Compliance Edition

Last week, I shared with you an interview with Tom Wetherill from Unum’s United Kingdom offices about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The compliance deadline is Friday, May 25, so I thought it appropriate to share a few more resources you might find helpful. Undercover Recruiter published an article […]