Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

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Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

At this point, you may already be familiar with popular virtual assistant technologies such as Siri or Alexa. These Artificially Intelligent (AI) virtual assistants that can do an array of tasks in an instant. Checking the weather, playing music, finding directions, and reading the news are all tasks that can be done simply by prompting the tabletop device in your home. Which brings the question, if these devices can help people every day in their own homes, what are the ways they can bring AI into their workplace?
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Back to Basics: Performance Management

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Back to Basics: Performance Management

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) defines performance management as “the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organization effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals.” In short, performance management is simply the way an organization defines, monitors, and rewards the performance of employees and their contributions to the organization.
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Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

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Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

There are many situations in which an employer would like an employee to be relieved of their duties but the situations do not necessarily present a well-documented, policy-violated, fireable offense. These situations, if acted upon incorrectly, could make the organization vulnerable to a lawsuit. This is probably a situation that many HR professionals would like to avoid at any and all costs.
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Reward & Recognition Program Quiz: 6 Questions for HR to Answer

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Reward & Recognition Program Quiz: 6 Questions for HR to Answer

1. What is the end goal of your reward and recognition program?

  1. Improve employee engagement
  2. Reduce voluntary turnover
  3. Reward top performers
  4. All of the above

This is a tough one to start with, but we start here because hopefully this question is also where your organization started when setting up the program. In the broadest sense all of these options (yes, the answer should be D) point towards one fundamental goal—motivating employees to do their best work at your organization.
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11 Ways to Improve Employee Recognition

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11 Ways to Improve Employee Recognition

According to research by OfficeVide, “65% of employees feel like they don’t get enough praise” and “82% of employees think it’s better to give someone praise than a gift.” This is the key difference between rewards and recognition. Rewarding an employee with a gift as a means of recognition is great but sometimes all employees want to hear is “job well done.”
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3 Keys to Closing Your Organization’s Skills Gap

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3 Keys to Closing Your  Organization’s Skills Gap

According Adecco’s State of the Economy and Employment research, the skills gap is a very real thing. Of the senior executives surveyed, 92% feel that there is a skills gap in the U.S. workforce. The study also reports that “senior executives believe the skills gap has less to do with complacency on the part of American workers and more to do with the U.S. education system and costs associated with in-house training programs.
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3 Ways to Turn Workplace Conflict Into Results

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3 Ways to Turn Workplace Conflict into Results

American essayist, Hamilton Mabie once said “don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with, the wind.” Think of this quote as a way of setting the tone when dealing with conflict.

Conflict, in it’s truest sense, is not a negative despite the connotation. Conflict is simply any situation in which two or more people appear to have opposing needs or wants of the outcome. Instead of letting the conflict in your organization get the best of you and your employees, here’s 3 ways to turn workplace conflict into results:
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