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Performance & Personality

How to Work With a Micromanaging Boss

If you haven’t worked for a micromanager, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around the water cooler, and chew them up at the dinner table with their family. At the worst situations,…

Training, Learning & Development

Compliance Training Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

The modern workplace expects employees to be flexible, accessible and fast moving. Shouldn’t the same apply to online compliance training? Yes, and the good news is that compliance training is breaking out of its boring lane. Traditionally, organizations have used…

Uncategorized

Confused by All the Software? So Is Everyone

If you strive to keep up to date with HR technology, you’ll continually run into new categories. For example, there are a whole host of vendors who offer tools to enable video interviewing hence “Video Interviewing Software” has become a…

Wages, Pay, & Salary

The Gender Pay Gap Is Also an Opportunity Gap

The current business climate has created a new focus, and even spurred new laws aimed at achieving equal pay, but not enough progress has been made. PayScale’s new research found that the gender pay gap still persists into 2018. Looking…

Talent Management

Being Stupid Can Be Good for Your Career

New hires enthusiastically hope their new jobs will give them ample opportunity to put their best efforts and intellectual gifts to work. But they’re frequently in for an unpleasant surprise. They soon discover that, although they’ve been selected for their…

HR Trends

A Blockchain Primer for HR

You’ve heard of the blockchain, right? But, if I asked you to explain it to me, half you would say, “Yeah, dude. Bitcoin.” The other half, well, I’m thinking I’d get something like this… Don’t worry. In this post, I’m going…

Productivity

If Your Office Is Dim, So Are You

“Dim lights are producing dimwits” – Joel Soler, American psychologist Do you find a dimly-lit workspace preferable to a brightly-lit office? Some people do. Perhaps you find it calming and relaxing; or maybe the setting makes you feel comfortable at a…

Job Postings

Short Takes to Better Job Ads and Reviews

The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Performance reviews made simple Performance reviews are a universally dreaded exercise. However, regular feedback is required to build an engaged and committed team. Here’s a way to skip the forms and awkward…

Workforce

Why Not Let People Form Their Own Teams?

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan Hiring the right talent is not enough to build a high-performing team. Team dynamics affect overall performance;  they are like undercurrents that can carry a boat in a different direction than…

Talent Acquisition

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

Wellness

How to Make Life Easier for Working Parents

The working parent’s employee experience is difficult, to say the least. According to Bright Horizons’ 2016 Modern Family Index, more than one in three new parents think they’re treated worse than their co-workers. Understandably, this can hurt employee well-being and…