September 2014

30
Sep

Introducing BlackbookHR’s Revae Embs

We’re delighted to announce that Revae Embs recently joined BlackbookHR as our customer success manager. She’ll be focusing on helping customers achieve their business goals by providing them with the tools for success. Prior to her role at BlackbookHR, Revae worked in human resources at The Christ Hospital Health Network, focusing on talent acquisition, employee relations, and training and development.

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25
Sep

Introducing BlackbookHR’s Hank Johnson

We’re proud to announce that Hank Johnson recently joined BlackbookHR as our sales leader. His resume includes such big names as Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Towers Watson and NGA Human Resources — but it was a stint at Darden Restaurants that has arguably had the most influence on his approach to work, life and the balance between the two. Seventeen years ago,

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23
Sep

HR Tech Awesome New Startup Spotlight: Fuel50

Fuel50 is one of the five companies featured alongside BlackbookHR in the 2014 list of Awesome New Startups for HR as named by Human Resource Executive. This year, the Awesome New Startups will get our own session at the HR Technology Conference, where we’ll will introduce our cutting-edge products and solutions. We’re excited to share the stage with Fuel50 and

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18
Sep

What Story Is Your Employee Data Telling You?

The vast majority of employers that take the time to examine employee satisfaction or employee engagement still rely on the traditional once-a-year survey to do so. That’s like using a VHS player to watch movies at home when you could have easily — and affordably — upgraded to DVD, Blu-ray or an online video service years ago. In the C-suite,

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16
Sep

Taking a Conference Call from the Great Wall of China: Our “No-Vacation Nation”

Researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research have dubbed the U.S. the “no-vacation nation” because we’re the only one of a group of 21 rich, developed countries worldwide that has no law requiring employers to give their employees paid vacation time. And although many U.S. employers do choose to offer paid time off, a Glassdoor survey released earlier

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12
Sep

The Difference Between Employee Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

I was lucky to grow up in the presence of a person I believe to be one of the most engaged employees in the history of the world. My father is one of the world’s premier oboists and for years has been a very prominent figure in the small world of musicians who play the instrument professionally. Over the course

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9
Sep

Calling all Disruptors…. The Speakers!

It’s back!  DisruptHR is making it’s return to Cincinnati tomorrow night!  It’s really fun to see the enthusiasm and the movement that Disrupt has started.  People around the world have jumped at the chance to bring the series to their city – from Cincinnati to Cleveland to Denver and from San Jose to Amsterdam. Tomorrow night, more than 250 people

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9
Sep

The Cost of Ignoring Employee Engagement

Only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged in their work, while 70 percent are actively disengaged and failing to meet their full potential on the job, Gallup researchers wrote last year in the company’s report “The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders.” That’s bad news, but shows American companies have room to improve

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2
Sep

Research Finds Employee Engagement is Good for Investors

If you’re still not sure about the value of employee engagement, or are having trouble convincing your colleagues of it, you’ll want to pay attention to recent research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It found companies with higher employee satisfaction have abnormally high stock returns. In an analysis of 14 countries’ “Best Companies to Work For” lists

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