#Nextchat RECAP: Who's Responsible for Workplace Wellness?

On April 16, SHRM @WeKnowNext chatted with Robin Schooling (@RobinSchooling) about "Who's Responsible for Workplace Wellness?"

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:





Why HR Needs to Advocate for Change


The world is constantly bombarded with the emergence of new tools and technologies that change the way we live and work. And while many of these innovations can bring new efficiencies to the workplace, implementing these solutions can present a number of challenges. In addition to gaining executive buy-in and company-wide adoption, another key aspect is ensuring that any new technology acquisition complies with both the company’s legal processes and the larger local and federal regulations.

One of the biggest challenges is that company policies are often slow to keep up with the technology. And at today’s speed of...


#Nextchat: Who's Responsible for Workplace Wellness?

If you’re an HR professional, you’ve probably been tasked in the past few years with creating a workplace wellness program–or ramping up the one that’s already in place. Consulting with health and wellness experts, and with other HR professionals to understand what they’re doing at their organizations, was likely a first step in the planning process.

While some praise workplace wellness programs for the positive influence on employees’ health habits, others feel they can cause mental and physical harm to employees who struggle with embarrassing weigh-ins, invasive...


Five Mobile Tools to Enhance Productivity

The last few years have seen the creation of an enormous amount of mobile applications designed to transform the way work is done. As more people ditch their laptops for the greater convenience of tablets, demand for mobile apps that can facilitate tasks and communications has never been higher. With developers racing to create the next great app, it can be challenging to determine which solutions will bring the most positive results.

For the HR professional, there are a number of apps that can help in all aspects of their job, from recruiting and onboarding to performance management and...


#Nextchat: Ban Bossy?

What does the word “bossy” mean to you?  

Sheryl Sandberg's new "Ban Bossy" campaign seeks to eliminate the use of the word “bossy” when describing successful and powerful women, and replace it with positive words that highlight character, resilience and leadership ability.  

Many believe that society often discourages girls from developing and displaying leadership qualities, and that this has produced generations of women who are afraid to take on leadership positions for fear of being disliked.   

While many women, like Beyoncé, Victoria Beckham and Condoleezza...


Fall In Love With Power Point Again

I must admit that I prefer to have a tonsillectomy or root canal, as opposed to watching a verbose slide deck created in PowerPoint.  Don’t get me wrong, PowerPoint is a great tool.  The problem is people have engaged in what I’d consider to be, almost criminal activity as they’ve butchered its true intent. 

Although I am still a fan of vanilla PowerPoint for the creation of presentations, my preference is to dig deeper and seek out options that will help me to engage my audience to a greater extent.  I take great pride in ensuring non one in my...


Study: More Using HR Apps on Mobile Devices

ADP, which serves 620,000 clients in more than 125 countries, revealed in a new study that 37 percent of registered mobile users access their pay information via mobile HR applications, compared with 23 percent who use desktops and laptops.

Because “mobile is becoming more and more the preferred channel for employees,” said Roberto Masiero, vice president and head of ADP’s Innovation Lab, HR professionals should expect more HR companies to begin providing apps to satisfy the changing...


#Nextchat: HR, Your Job Is Now Outside the Comfort Zone

Everyone has a personal and professional comfort zone. The key to growth depends on an individual's ability to regularly break out of his or her zone and learn new things.

HR pros are no strangers to the comfort zone. By the nature of their jobs, most HR professionals work in compliance-based, risk-averse environments. This helps to protect organizations. However, in addition to protecting the organization, HR is increasingly becoming responsible for contributing to business strategy and the bottom line. And this will require HR pros to step out of their comfort zones and expand their portfolios of skills...