Celebrating Labor Day: One Story At a Time – #1in100MM

August 31, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, use Kronos to control labor costs and improve workforce productivity.) Tomorrow is Labor […]

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Working the Night Shift [infographic] – Friday Distraction

August 29, 2014

My mother worked the night shift the majority of her career. Ya know why? Because she liked it. Some people just aren’t “morning people” or “early risers”. They like starting their workday in the afternoon. They are productive at midnight. When I worked in the hospitality industry, we gave second and third shift employees perks […]

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How To Look Business Professional in Jeans – #DenimDay

August 28, 2014

Next month – on Friday, October 3 – thousands of organizations will participate in one of the largest cause marketing efforts of all time. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised close to $100 million for the fight against breast cancer. The fundraiser is simple. For a $5 donation, employees get to wear denim […]

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Simplifying Human Resources to Engage Employees

August 26, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by our friends at Ultimate Software, a leading provider of people management solutions. They recently earned recognition from the site G2Crowd as a Leader in the HR software space based upon their high customer satisfaction scores. Congratulations! Enjoy the post.) There’s a very interesting debate happening in human resources […]

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10 Soft Skills Every Employee Needs to Know

August 24, 2014

In the workplace, skills are typically broken down into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are defined as specific, teachable actions that can be defined and measured. Examples include the ability to use a particular software, arithmetic, or accounting. Soft skills are traits or qualities that make someone a good employee or […]

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Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – August 2014

August 22, 2014

I’m dedicating this month to the new world of work. We talk quite often about different skills we need to learn but I’m finding emerging businesses whose mission will change the way we think about work. Activehours is a new way to get paid. No more waiting around for the next paycheck. It’s a very […]

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How to Be Your Company’s Change Agent

August 21, 2014

One of the roles we attach to human resources is the role of “change agent”. HR needs to help their organizations manage change. It makes sense. Business is changing all the time – new innovations, new expectations, etc. Recently, it has occurred to me that if we want to be successful as a change agent, […]

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