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May 17, 2017
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Basic steps to protect from ransomware attacks
Simple safeguards against ransomware attacks include having the latest Windows updates and using strong passwords, say computer security experts.
SHRM Online (5/15) 
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Social Recruiting
LinkedIn steps up mobile, InMail functions
LinkedIn's InMail and mobile job-search updates aim to make it easier for employers to connect with job-seekers. The InMail improvements include functions such as benchmark data, and mobile updates include real-time feedback regarding job matches.
ERE Media (5/15) 
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Engagement Technology
How HR technology fortifies human interaction
Polling and other forms of employee feedback can improve the irreplaceable human aspect of HR, writes Louis Carter. "Advances in technology are enabling companies to increase employees' connection with their workplace with far less input than previously required," he writes.
Association for Talent Development (5/11) 
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Using technology to make HR predictive
HR should be using technology to become more proactive and predictive, dispelling the notion of HR as an administrative function, writes Marcus Mossberger.
ERE Media (5/15) 
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Workforce Data
HRIS vital for employees to get paid
There are multiple options for the essential task of getting human resource information systems to integrate with and replicate payroll data, writes Luke Marson. "Even minor mistakes can be taken badly by employees and major problems in payroll can have huge ramifications for your business-as-usual operations," Marson writes.
TechTarget (free registration) (5/10) 
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HR Learning Technology
Choosing the right e-learning system
Learning leaders have a lot of options for e-learning systems, but don't forget to focus on the user experience, learning professionals say. An engaging system gives learning leaders "the opportunity to spend time on those one-on-ones, coaching moments and discussions that are rich in mentorship," says Greg Brenner, executive director of talent and organizational development at the University of Miami.
Chief Learning Officer online (5/12) 
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How to monitor learning efforts for free
HR can track learning and development results for free by using a free smartphone app, Google Forms and quick-response code generators, writes John Broer, assistant vice president of learning and development for Welltower University. "You must gather the data in a way that feels seamless and easy for the learner," he writes.
Chief Learning Officer online (5/11) 
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May 24 webinar: Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey Quarterly Insights
No two organizations are exactly alike, and yet traditional technology best practices often assume organizations share factors in culture, size, or makeup. Let's look deeper into the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey findings and the three identified types of organizations based on specific practices and approaches: Top Performing Organizations, Talent-Driven Organizations, Data-Driven Organizations. Each organization type creates their own level of innovation, from process to people, as well as their technology adoption strategies. Join Stacey Harris, vice president of research and analytics, and Erin Spencer, research consultant, as they share lessons learned from this year's survey. Register now.
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IHRIM's HRIP certification exam review course live webinar series
The Human Resource Information Professional certification exam is designed to assess the knowledge and competencies of professionals in the HR technology field. Passing the exam indicates a demonstrated comprehensive understanding and proficiency of the defined body of knowledge in HR information management. This course is designed to help candidates review for the HRIP certification exam. Sign up for the course today.
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