The technology explosion over the last decade brought us new and innovative ways to use the internet in our daily lives. The technological changes have conditioned people of all walks of life to the online environment as a resource for shopping, banking, job hunting and more. Online applications are now considered to be required for businesses to reach their customers and to support their employees.
Employee Self-Service (ESS) applications represent another step forward in the… Continue
Added by Richard Teed on November 30, 2009 at 2:42pm —
Added by Gerard O'Donovan on November 30, 2009 at 10:30am —
Compensation, by definition, refers to "the monetary and non-monetary benefits received by an employee in return for his or her contribution to the organization." Compensation management is an integral and significant aspect of human resources management because remuneration is the very essence of an employment relationship. We hire people for their services. We in turn must give them what is due and equitable.
But is compensation management just about giving salaries and… Continue
Added by Jun Kabigting on November 24, 2009 at 10:22am —
i4cp's Productivity Confidence Index
is increasingly known as a way to gauge future productivity trends, which have a tremendous influence over the health of the economy. In exchange for taking the time to fill out this short survey, you will be sent the full survey results in PDF format. This will not only provide you with a productivity forecast, it will help you see which strategies are most highly associated with confidence in rising levels of productivity.…
Added by Erik Samdahl on November 23, 2009 at 7:00pm —
3 Keys to Making Difficult Discussions Easier
It is clear that the key reason people avoid giving feedback is not because they don't understand the problem but rather because they don't know how to craft a message that is sayable and hearable.
Put the focus on the positive, desired performance rather than highlighting the current negative performance. The result is a message that you can deliver without having a bottle of Alka-Seltzer at your side and your staff can hear… Continue
Added by Jamie Resker on November 16, 2009 at 11:10pm —
There always seems to be a certain level of tolerance for the smart and competent employee who exhibits bad behavior.
The higher ups in our organizations justify it by saying things like,
Well, the work is getting done, look numbers have never been higher
Jim's technical skills are so valuable we can't afford to lose him
All of those problems in manufacturing with returned orders have been fixed
It's easier to keep her than to find a replacement
Added by Jamie Resker on November 16, 2009 at 11:07pm —
How many times do we hear general feedback comments such as:
"That was a great presentation"
"I liked how you handled that customer issue"
"The sales call went really well"
These type of comments might make me feel good for about 5 minutes, but it doesn't tell me specifically what worked and why. When I understand what it was that worked I will know to weave those same ingredients into future work.
The person who gave the positive feedback… Continue
Added by Jamie Resker on November 16, 2009 at 11:04pm —
Added by Gerard O'Donovan on November 15, 2009 at 11:00am —
Like many of my fellow HR professionals this week, I have been busy reading all the fantastic blog posts related to the Human Resources (un)conference November 6-8th, 2009 in Louisville, KY. I have been blown away with the take-a-ways and conversation that HR Evolution has so far generated. I was particularly intrigued by our opening and closing sessions with regard to social media. Continue
And then I had a thought. . .…
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR on November 12, 2009 at 4:29pm —
We are proud to announce that Interactyx Limited’s eLearning solution, TOPYX®, was named a Best of Elearning! 2009 award winner by Elearning! Magazine
. TOPYX is an affordable eLearning 2.0 Software as a Service (SaaS) solution with integrated social learning, mobile learning and eCommerce functionality fulfilling the modern eLearning needs for corporate training, academic institutions, and small to midsize businesses.
“We would like to thank all of the voters and editors of… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Roth on November 11, 2009 at 2:33pm —
Some thoughts on Veteran's Day.
I have become a huge peace freak in my old age, but I am still thankful for the four years that I spent in the Marine Corps and I am still very humbled by the sacrifices made by the men and women in the Armed Forces. I wish they were not in harms way today, I wish that we were not in multiple complex conflicts today but we are. I appreciate those that serve and that have served from all walks of life and from every corner of our… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on November 11, 2009 at 1:58am —
I find it fitting that the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Walls falls squarely one day after the end of the first ever Human Resource HR Evolution
The Human Resource
industry is at an impasse. For years, HR has been the voice to deliver the message often controlled by the actions and… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR on November 9, 2009 at 1:05pm —
Resume writing is as much an art as it is a skill. If you wanted to and needed to, you could pay a professional hundreds of dollars to write your resume (with no guarantees of increased effectiveness). Since most of us probably have other priorities for our discretionary cash, picking up resume writing tips can be very beneficial. With that in mind, here are some tips that can improve your resume and help get you noticed.
#1. Customize, it is a Best Practice
If you… Continue
Added by Telaireus "T.K." Herrin on November 5, 2009 at 11:18pm —
As of September 2009, due to the recession, over 15.1 million jobs have been lost since the start of the recession in December 2007 and the unemployment rate is currently at 9.8% nationally. Many debate whether the real unemployment rate is closer to 15% or more once you include the underemployed (reluctantly working part-time because of limited positions) and those who are not being counted any longer because their unemployment insurance has ended.
Whether you continue to be… Continue
Added by Telaireus "T.K." Herrin on November 5, 2009 at 12:00am —
Cloud Computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. What's different about Cloud service as compared to traditional hosting is that it is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic -- a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider. A Cloud can be private or public. A public Cloud sells services to anyone on the Internet. A private… Continue
Added by Richard Teed on November 4, 2009 at 12:40pm —
LBi is sponsoring three regional user group meetings this fall in the Northeast. LBi will have a vendor exhibition at each of the meetings.
Southern New England Users Group
on October 30th, 2009 at The Hartford Marriott Farmington Hotel and Conference Center in Farmington, CT. In addition to exhibiting in the vendor hall, LBi will be presenting Leveraging Self-Service Applications to Improve Efficiencies & Increase Data Accuracy
. LBi will also be heading up the SNUG… Continue
Added by Richard Teed on November 4, 2009 at 12:22pm —
Here is further proof that if you use new media to communicate to your customers (aka candidates) your company will have a much more favorable impression. Research firm eMarketer released this latest info
which caught my eye. Podcasting your jobs
and/or Youtube are perfect examples of new media in action.
74% of users have positive impression of companies who use new… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on November 4, 2009 at 9:30am —
Honestly, I’m not sure if I remember what my life was like before my iPhone or if I even want to. I have access to maps, internet search engines, social networks, and a variety of applications to fulfill almost every want, need, and desire. A recent study by Ball State and the Institute for Mobile Media Research found that college students are the fasting growing smart phone market segment. Not surprisingly students are using these powerful mini-computers for both their personal and academic… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR on November 2, 2009 at 5:32pm —