Can You Hack HR? Consider This Creative Approach to Improving Your Employee Engagement

HR is about working with people and making the most of this most valuable resource, which is one factor that makes an HR hackathon such an interesting proposition.

Continue Reading April 1, 2014 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

“Everyone” Is Offering Incentives; What Does This Mean for You?

Recent research from WorldatWork, in combination with Deloitte Consulting and Vivient Consulting, shows that publicly-traded firms, privately-held companies and nonprofit/government organizations all are using and relying on incentive-based pay practices to compete for top talent, as well as to motivate and reward their employees.

Continue Reading March 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm 1 comment

Beware of Social Media Spying As New Laws Take Effect

It’s true that HR managers are turning more and more to new technology help them do their job, and that many HR positions today require some aptitude in the use of social media.

Continue Reading February 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Are You Using The “Must Have” Recruitment Tool for 2014?

Is your company making use of video in its recruitment practices? If not, now might be the time to explore how this technology could work for you.

Continue Reading January 14, 2014 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Beyond Retirement Options: Are You Providing Retirement Education?

The nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS), in collaboration with insurance provider Aegon, has released The Changing Face of Retirement: The Young, Pragmatic, and Penniless Generation, a report evaluating the state of retirement preparedness among workers in their twenties (twenty-somethings) in 12 North American, European and Asian countries.

Continue Reading December 5, 2013 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

6 powerful thoughts on gratitude

At this time of year, it’s important to give thanks for all of the people who make our lives better. In the spirit of the holiday, here are some powerful thoughts on gratitude:

  1. “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – Gladys Browyn Stern
  2. “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy
  3. “The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.” – Edgar Watson Howe
  4. “When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way.” – Alan Loy McGinnis
  5. “Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  6. “People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition and appreciation.” – Bob Nelson

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November 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Should You Be Delegating HR Admin Back to Employees?

Many HR managers find that their day is consumed by payroll, benefit management and other administrative activities that otherwise seem to remove the “human” from human resources. However, new tools continue to emerge to allow HR to automate those tasks and, in some cases, delegate that work back to employees

Continue Reading November 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

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