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9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed. I was listening to one of the archived sessions from the Kronos eSymposium titled, “Five Things Not to Overlook During HR Tech Vendor Selection...

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

I must admit today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “the weather is absolutely gorgeous days” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it. We’re also famous for gl...

5 Different Types of Roles You Want On Your Team

I must admit I’m not usually a big fan of these types of lists because they typically have very hokey labels for roles. But during a WordCamp Orlando event, someone presented a team list that I thought was pretty good. They presented it in the context of building a community, but as I was liste...

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager, a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information. You can try MindManager ou...

Everything HR Needs to Know About Supply Chain Management

I had the opportunity this summer to attend SAP Ariba LIVE, an event focused on e-procurement and supply chain management. Now you might be saying to yourself, “What does HR have to do with supply chain?” The answer is – a lot. First of all, as human resources professionals, we are respon...

Bookmark This! Caregiving Edition

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child. On average, they spend about 13 days each month doing tasks like shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. Organizations need to be...

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “fake news”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago. Or a news agency that labels an act of violence as terrori...

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn. On some level, technolo...

Welcome Boomerang Employees Back in Style

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Both Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute have named Kronos a best workplace for Millennials for a second year in...

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Digital Transformation

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Paycom, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software. They recently announced the release of Ask HereTM, a new tool that gives employees a direct line of communication to ask and get timely answers to...

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias. Ageism is a h...

Networking: 7 Proven Ways to Grow Your Career

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by Southern Cross University, a pioneer in online learning. Since 1970, they have been focused on delivering postgraduate courses to working professionals around the globe. In 2018, they were ranked one in the world’s Top 100 for higher ed...