As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger.
What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher morale. That’s a good opener to engage managers or employees, but strength comes from clarity. Being overly positive can diminish the H
We all know the statistics at this point: Women represent 52 percent of the total U.S. population but only 20 percent of C-suite roles, the Fortune 500 list includes only 32 women (just two of them women of color), and entry-level women are 18 percent less likely to be promoted than their male peers. Our recent research also shows that men are 50 percent more likely to report their leadership tra
Team building in the workplace is everywhere. So how do you make it stand out? No doubt it’s beneficial (this is one core solution our company provides, after all). But, there seems to be a “been-there-done-that” attitude that can exist about team building.
Why Team Building is Critical
When done well, team building can bring a team to new levels of collaboration, skill
Have you found a job using LinkedIn, Twitter, or another social media outlet? Do you look for candidates via social media? If you answered no to either of those questions you’re in the minority, because hiring and social media go hand-in-hand. According to a study from Jobvite.com: 58% of companies had successfully hired a candidate found through a social network. Furthermore, 80% of compan
“Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn’t that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business.”
Successful business leaders believe that networking is on
Today, I want to focus on the electronic type of survey. Not because the other types – written and in-person – are inferior; but because there’s a real opportunity with electronic pulses to automate some tasks that, with the others, you would have to do manually. Confused? Don’t be. Keep reading and I promise I’ll get to it. An electronic survey can be distribut
Organizations with a candidate experience strategy in place realize the work isn’t over. You’ll want to regularly audit your process to ensure it’s working the way you intended. And look for trends that you might want to incorporate. There will always be a reason to improve the candidate experience.
The most obvious way to improve the candidate experience is by treating cand
I wonder sometimes if the reason there are so many complaints about annual performance reviews is because people find them boring. Let’s face it – it’s the same process using the same form. And if the goal is for employees to have consistent performance, that means that managers are discussing the same thing with employees. Every year. Long-term employees have participated in th
Ditch these destructive beliefs
Whether you know it or not, you are sabotaging your efforts. These 2 simple beliefs are holding back your innovation and impact:
Things change whether we are looking or not. Need convincing? Think about how many applications on your smartphone changed while you were sleeping. Accept it. Change is constant.
Next, the fear of
Here are 6 critical steps to take before you start designing and building your new website:
Dig into the Root Cause of Poor Performance Many businesses start a website redesign project because the existing site is no longer delivering expected results. E.g. traffic is down, conversion rates are low, or online sales are declining.
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Your own list of reflection points may vary slightly based on your industry, team makeup, and project needs. However, at a bare minimum you should address the following reflection points post project. Objective vs. Outcome Objective versus outcome is a great place to start your post-project reflection. Look back on what you set out to accomplish and discuss whether or not the finished
Agile Methodology has been empowering testing programs to bring flexibility in the overall QA approach. When it comes to agile approach, the entire team gets responsible for the outcome. Testing teams and development teams work cohesively into units to evaluate the code and commit.
It leads to better communication, where both the tester and developer work together resolve bugs. Additionally,
Whenever you purchase a new piece of IT equipment – be it a router or a Wi-Fi extender or something else entirely – it usually comes with a default password already set by the original equipment manufacturer. This is for your convenience – a product with some type of password is always better than one without.
However, it’s far too easy to forget about these passwords
Chief information officers in healthcare settings must balance strict privacy and security requirements with the need to constantly improve IT infrastructure and performance. From small doctor’s offices to major hospitals, the healthcare IT environment is increasingly complex. If not managed appropriately, it can negatively impact patient care.
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If you can stay positive no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got the freedom to change your life into anything you want it to be.
Enjoy the Moment Make the most of every moment because life can change in an instant. While the present moment may be uncomfortable, it is the only one that is guaranteed. Look beyond the present problem and find the moments that are worth enjoying a
A quickly ageing population, steady rise in chronic illnesses and increasing pressure on existing healthcare infrastructure to deliver the highest quality care in the most cost-effective manner has created the need for a paradigm shift in healthcare. The current healthcare system is optimized to deliver acute, reactive care. But there is a growing demand to redefine this system and move away from
Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure. One of the most important skills any computer user should have is the ability to use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect their privacy. A VPN is typically a paid service that keeps your web browsing secure and private over public Wi-Fi hotspots. VPNs can also get past
Everyone wants software development to be easier and faster, even many developers. Unfortunately, the complexity of powerful programming languages isn’t always compatible with speed. Hence the popularity of “low-code” development tools, which allow you to assemble applications by dragging and dropping icons for interface elements and logical operators onto a canvas. The cod
Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do’s and don’ts to help light the way. While these tips are specific to SQL Server, they’re all goo
The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you
While there are dozens of get-started guides for Git, and GitHub offers a number of guides of its own, it’s still not easy to find a collection of useful tips for developers who want to work smarter with Git and GitHu
New and evolving technologies are rapidly reshaping how we work—offering creative opportunities for developers who are willing to pivot and adopt new skills. We took a look at 11 tech trends experts say are likely to disrupt current IT approaches and create demand for engineers with an eye on the future.
It isn’t all about The Next Big Thing. Future opportunities for develope
No one doubts that software engineering shapes every last facet of our 21st century existence. Given his vested interest in companies whose fortunes were built on software engineering, it was no surprise when Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.”
But what does that actually mean, and, just as important, does it still apply, if it ever did? These questi
Every business wants to satisfy its clients and win more customers. But the question is how? For most, quality service is necessary. But is that everything that can be offered? The competition is tough and you have to stay ahead. So, the key to success is to know your competition, use the findings to your competitive advantage, and offer rich value.
Google Instant was a search feature, in which, Google showed the results of keywords, as it was typed into the search bar. Users were not required to press ‘enter’ after typing the whole search phrase.
In September of 2010, Google rolled out one of the most hyped search feature, called Google Instant. 7 years later, Google has decided to kill it.
HSBC has just launched an interesting report on the aspect of trust, in technology. The report, titled ‘Trust in Technology’ has been created after surveying 12,000 people across 11 countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, UK and the USA), asking them their habits and perceptions related to technology in day to day
When Chrome launched it brought many things that were remarkably absent in browsers back then.
A clean interface, quick startup and of course quick iterations that evolved it very quickly. It was a new approach to software in this regard. Softwares have a tendency of slow upgrades owing to the work involved in doing them. Again, I am talking about the regular updates and not vulnerability fix
Google has introduced a new SoS Alerts Feature to their service, which will provide instant alerts on Google Search, Google News and Google Maps regarding a danger or a situation of crisis. This feature will help to gather all the important and critical information about the affected area at one place.
How will ‘SoS Alert Feature’ Help? The SOS Alert feature will directly
Email is a core application of computer networking and has been such since the early days of internet development. In those early days, networking was a collegial, research-oriented enterprise. Security was not a consideration. The past forty years have seen diversity in applications deployed on the internet, and worldwide adoption of email by research organizations, governments, militaries, busi
Six points to consider when selecting cloud-based payroll solutions
More and more companies are increasingly adopting solutions which are available on the web, hosted in secure data centers providing much-required technology edge, flexibility and cost efficiency.
Cloud-based software applications are no more an emerging trend. More and more companies are increasingly adopting solutions which