Reinventing Employee Service Awards – Ask #HR Bartender

December 4, 2014

Does your organization have a service award program? You know, one of those programs that acknowledges how long an employee has been with the company. I think a lot of companies do. But how often do you take a good look at the effectiveness of the program? Today’s reader question is focused on just that. […]

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The Capabilities of HR Technology – Ask #HR Bartender

December 2, 2014

Technology plays a huge role in our personal and professional lives. That being said, because there is so much technology on the market, it can be a challenge to figure out what’s available. Reminds me of the idiom “It’s Greek to me”. That’s the challenge in today’s reader question. I would like to find out […]

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Adding HR Headcount – Ask #HR Bartender

November 30, 2014

There’s always a conversation going on about doing business differently, which is fine. I agree that we need to stay current. But what if the new normal means adding headcount? That’s what today’s reader note is all about: Hello there. How do I justify getting more HR help from a CEO who believes living lean […]

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Are You Taking Stock

November 27, 2014

For those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! Each of us has our own individual way of expressing thanks. You’ve seen Facebook activities where one  person tags a friend and they list what they’re grateful for. Or possibly gratitude journals, whether they’re paper or an app. I found this very cool post idea […]

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

November 25, 2014

Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all of my takeaways in the weeks ahead. One experience I wanted to share from my time in Las Vegas was some photos from the Zappos Tour. I’ve written about Zappos before. Hope you enjoy the pictures. The images are: […]

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The Innovation Series [Part 3] – How Companies Support Innovation

November 23, 2014

In this third (and final) post on innovation, I wanted to share how companies view and support innovation. Because not every company views innovation in the same way. And that’s a good thing. On some level, if everyone viewed innovation the same way, it might get a bit boring. During part one of the series, […]

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Function Over Fashion – Friday Distraction

November 21, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The Boston Globe named Kronos number one on their annual Top Places to Work list. Congrats to them – very well deserved! Enjoy the post.) My new fascination is wearable technology (aka wearables). One […]

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