33 (Free) Online Classes for HR Development

professional development

“Be more strategic!” “Take your seat at the table.” “Keep up with best practices.” Thought leaders keep preaching to the HR choir about sharpening skills. Yes, it’s clear that we need to be better prepared for the daunting changes on the workplace horizon, but not everyone in HR has the time or resources to travel all […]

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What’s on your HR software wish list?

HR software

I love window shopping! I’m drawn to the sparkly, perfectly staged displays. Sometimes I just stand outside, wishing and hoping. From the other side of the window (or from inside an office somewhere), those of us who are creating and offering a product to buyers wonder who those people are—the wishers and hopers wondering about […]

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Onboarding: The Power of Personal Connections

onboarding

If you’re like me, you’ve been “onboarded” more than a couple times. Americans on average will change jobs 10 times between the ages of 18 and 37 and if you’re a millennial or Generation Y, chances are you’ll be onboarded many (many, many!) more times throughout your career. While many HR professionals and business managers […]

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Finding Gender Gaps in Performance Reviews

performance reviews

Men are from Mars, Women from Venus—yes, we’ve all heard. We’ve accepted men and women differ in many ways. Those differences don’t end when we walk through the office doors every morning (or log in for those of us who work remotely). That’s part of what makes us complimentary on teams and why it’s important […]

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Think your Company Is Too Small for HR? Think Again

small business

Every company started somewhere. Sometimes it’s a small group of people gathered around a cast-off kitchen table in a basement. Or someone working a regular 9-to-5er with an idea that keeps gnawing its way to the surface. Perhaps there’s an actual office space and a bean-bag chair (possibly a CEO reading Louis L’Amour books) where […]

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5 Social Recruiting Pointers

Social recruiting

I don’t watch soccer, but when I was looking for something exciting to do this weekend, it was hard to bet against an activity that 25.4 million people were also watching. In much the same way, when we are looking for applicants for a job, we can post the opening on our website career pages […]

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5 Ways to Keep Employees from Running Away

running away

I grabbed a bag of pretzels, ran a block down the street with tears streaming down my face and took refuge under a neighbor’s tree. Most kids try to run away at some point when things get too stressful. Fortunately for their development, most kids end up having to stick around and learn how to […]

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Performance Reviews: Who Do They Really Help? [INFOGRAPHIC]

performance management

A while back, I posted a blog stating that performance reviews were broken and was surprised by the responses from customers and readers. I learned performance reviews are a topic that people care about. A lot. That’s why we decided to focus our efforts on performance reviews on our latest survey—to dig down and get to the root of […]

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