Category: HR Bartender

Organizations Need to Address the Core Issues with Performance Reviews

There continues to be discussion about “ditching” or “killing” the traditional annual performance review. I get it. The business world has changed and older processes, like the annual performance review, need to change along with it. But I think we need to be careful that we don’t sell the notion […]

Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) seminar on “Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization’s Strategy” and we got into a discussion about candidate preparation for interviews. Obviously, we spent time during the seminar talking about how recruiters and hiring managers need to prepare […]

Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – 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. The Workforce Institute at Kronos released their top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2018. It’s worth checking out. Enjoy the article!) I […]

5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results

A couple of years ago, I listened to Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy, talk about the importance of having a single brand that customers, candidates, and employees can identify with. There’s definitely a business advantage to doing so, especially when you consider the resources needed to create and maintain a […]

Affordable Care Act (#ACA): Don’t Forget Your 2017 Requirements!

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Want a New Job in 2018? Here are 10 Things You Need to Know

One of the comments I’m hearing from friends and colleagues is that 2018 is the year that they’re going to get a new job. Whether that’s applying for the promotion they’ve always wanted, transferring to a different department, or finding something outside the company. But what’s that old saying about […]

How to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever [infographic] – Friday Distraction

Whenever I think of the New Year, I think about goals and productivity. You know, starting the year off right by being organized and focused. If I have my *stuff* together, then I can be productive and successful. As an HR professional, that means helping our organizations be as productive […]

Workplace Violence Training: Why Your Organization Needs to Do It

Unfortunately, all we have to do to understand the prevalence of workplace violence in the U.S. is watch the evening news. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), over two million workers become workplace violence victims each year – ranging from verbal bullying to homicide – with the vast […]

Accountability Isn’t About Putting Things in Writing

I recently wrote an article titled, “5 Key Components of Any Successful Performance Management Process”. The article outlines how to use management involvement, goal setting, learning and development, feedback and coaching, and ongoing conversations to improve performance. I received a note about the article that I wanted to share. We’re […]

Employee Engagement Will Remain a Top Concern in 2018

I was recently in a meeting with human resources professionals where the subject of employee engagement came up. And it’s obvious after that conversation, the term “employee engagement” has officially jumped the shark. So, you might be asking yourself, “Then why are you writing about employee engagement?” It’s a great […]