How Millennials want to Work and Live
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
There are more Millennials in the workforce than any previous generation, including Baby Boomers. In a study by PwC, researchers found that Millennials already form 25% of the workforce in the US and will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020. It’s clear that Millennials will be a powerful generation of workers and that those with the right skills will be in high demand. Be a coach, not a boss.
The Keys to Building an Effective Onboarding Program
JANUARY 29, 2017
When your company grows, it can be difficult to think about anything other than keeping your head above water as you navigate constant change. Similarly, for managers who are already struggling to keep up with a hectic schedule and looming deadlines, making time to orient new hires can be seen as a low priority. But what are the keys to effective onboarding? Embrace pre-onboarding. Make it fun.
The Keys To Leading A Happy, Motivated Team
JANUARY 20, 2017
Job hopping, moving from one company to the next every year or two, seems to be more common now than ever. Reasons for leaving an organization vary – an individual may feel like they are no longer growing, they don’t understand the company’s vision and therefore aren’t passionate about it, or they don’t feel recognized for the work that they do – but they are all impacted by leadership.
How To Master Public Speaking
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
As we progress professionally, inevitably the opportunities to speak come up more frequently, This can be in front of a team at a meeting, at a company all hands, or an industry conference. These opportunities are exciting but can also be nerve-wracking. Cater to your audience. Amy Little starts with, “always know your audience, and start with content that will engage your listeners if you can.”
HR in 2017: New Bersin by Deloitte report predicts most disruptive year ever
OCTOBER 5, 2016
If anyone has a crystal ball into the trends that will shape and redefine how HR leaders approach their work, it’s Josh Bersin, Principal at Bersin by Deloitte. The report confirms what we’ve been seeing from our own customers – today’s most forward-thinking HR leaders want (and need) tech solutions that are engaging, effective, productivity-oriented and scalable.
How Technology Will Transform the HR Organization
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
HR professionals are ultra savvy about employees’ needs and how companies can use technology to increase retention, and down the line, boosting corporate profits. Indeed, the proliferation of HR tech startups gives a sense of how mainstream this use of technology is becoming. Arriving technologies will also be used to change how the HR function itself will be undertaken. Teams. Methods.
Great Managers Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored: An Interview with David Warren
JANUARY 25, 2017
After three decades in leadership, David Warren has never seen two people manage a team in exactly the same way. “I work with many managers who are as different from me as can be and we all get stuff done, we just each do it differently.”. That’s why, when mentoring a new manager through the challenges and pitfalls of that first year, he always starts by learning as much as he can about his protege. Starting out in these partnerships, I’m all ears,” Warren says. “ I ask about their day-to-day function in the role, what kind of strengths they have, what challenges they’re facing.”
Everwise Named Top HR Product of 2016 by Human Resource Executive
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
From day one at Everwise, our goal has been to reimagine the way today’s workforce stays connected to the people and resources they need to thrive. We knew that building a best-in-class talent development solution would be a determining factor in our success. This is why we’re excited to announce that Everwise has been named a recipient of HR Executive’s 2016 Top HR Products.
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Mentorship and the Changing Nature of Work: An interview with Lyft’s Alyssa Schwartz
JANUARY 18, 2017
Today is Thank Your Mentor Day and to celebrate, we’re sharing mentor and protégé stories to thank our community. . In the summer 2013, Alyssa Schwartz had just moved to San Francisco to work for a local branding firm. One day, a giant, fuzzy pink mustache attached to the grill of a car whizzed past her on the street. “I thought it was a funny hipster car at the time because who else would put that on a car?” she says, laughing. When she saw a pink mustache on a different car in another part of the city, curiosity got the best of her. Why is the mentorship program important for Lyft?
Altering Your Corporate DNA: Creating a Culture of Mentorship
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
In today’s competitive market, retaining top talent is more important than ever. large paycheck alone will not ensure your talent stays with you, given the fact that high-potential employees place tremendous value on having access to opportunities for development. Integrating mentoring into your organization’s culture is one way to provide opportunities for learning and development.
How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. Corporations are now boring through traditional, more intrinsic categorizations (e.g, race and gender) to something even more basic, and perhaps more powerful: diversity of thought and experience.
One Executive’s Advice on Being An Effective Mentor
AUGUST 31, 2016
Orland Yee is the first to admit he works too much. “ I think on time management I’m the worst person to give advice, ” he says. “ I tell all my people not to do what I do. That said, he has a lot of wisdom to impart about climbing the corporate ladder. For Yee, there is no unsurmountable obstacle. Whereas these days, his proteges come to him with organizational dynamics issues. But a lot.
Seven Top Skills Every Manager Needs to Lead a World Class Team
DECEMBER 13, 2016
While executives get the majority of public attention, organizations would do well to cast an eye internally towards their managers. Research shows that top level leadership positions account for less than 5% of performance variation in Fortune 800 companies. While the C-suite is responsible for setting the larger direction, managers are crucial to selecting and executing initiatives which drive an organization’s success. Managers are immersed in the day-to-day of getting a team to work in concert towards a common goal. Leadership and management are two distinct, but complementary skill sets.
Turning The Tables: How Job Candidates Are Vetting Employers
OCTOBER 6, 2016
It used to be that employers had all the power when it came to interviewing prospective employees for a position. Nowadays, the tables have turned and job candidates are doing the same. We live in a “social media generation” where online reviews are king. With the invention of Yelp, Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Angie’s List, people commonly check out reviews before committing to anything.
Why Employees Leave and What To Do About It
DECEMBER 15, 2016
There is an age-old saying in business: People don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers. New research from Harvard Business Review confirms that people do leave their bosses more than they leave companies. However, it also finds that they leave good bosses just as frequently. Sometimes for different reasons, and sometimes – believe it or not – for the same reasons. Employee Are Disengaged.
The Role of HR in a Rapidly-Changing Business World
MAY 4, 2016
Elizabeth Schillo has built a career around helping companies solve two of their biggest challenges – finding and keeping great talent. Her previous experience includes a long stint as sales director at CareerBuilder, and then as senior vice president at DICE. Over the last 12 years, Schillo has accumulated numerous accolades for her work. What do you mean by transformational?
Advice for First-Time Mentors
AUGUST 11, 2016
The benefits of mentoring are clear. Mentees get the opportunity to bounce ideas off of and learn from professionals who are more experienced then they are. Mentors get to improve their leadership skills by practicing developing others and get to revisit lessons they’ve already learned, and may have forgotten. Both parties also gain exposure to a completely different perspective.
Encouraging Workplace Reading for Employee Development
JUNE 30, 2016
We read every day at work. We read emails, reports, presentations, files and more, day in and day out. But when it comes to actually sitting down and reading a book cover to cover, most people would say that they do that kind of reading at home. Reading is, after all, a personal leisure activity, and not a work activity. Or is it? Do cover the cost of books for every employees.
Pitfalls of Working Sick and How It Affects the Workplace
OCTOBER 31, 2016
“Contagious presenteeism” is an erratic plague that businesses worldwide are fighting to get rid of. The term, which was recently coined by researchers studying employee behavior trends, refers to the act of ignoring one’s ill status and going to work sick, while increasing the risk of infecting other individuals in the space. Dealing with Financial Pressure.
Leap of Faith: How one Professional Made Big Changes in her Career
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
After almost nine years working in finance for the state of North Carolina, Tameka Davis wanted to work in a more dynamic, mission-driven environment — one that gave her room to grow and let her do good in her own community. “I was kind of at a standstill at my career,” she says, looking back. There was no room for advancement and I wanted to learn more. You have to. today. So why mentorship?
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
What Employees Want: The Future of Compensation
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Not much new thinking has gone into the standard compensation package since the invention of the 401(k) plan , nearly 40 years ago. The mixture of salary, incentives, amenities, and idiosyncratic perks that companies offer employees for hard work and loyalty has remained relatively unchanged, despite shifting job climates and employees’ expectations. Until now. The game has changed. The new normal.
What is Effective Leadership?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
We’re all familiar with great leaders. We read articles about them, buy their products, and obsessively analyze their behavior for clues about how we can channel some of their success. Anyone with dreams of leadership naturally wants to be the best leader they can be, which has given rise to many theories about how to lead well. Environment. Interactions. No one likes to be micro-managed. Attitude.
10 Reasons Why You Should Develop High Potential Employees
JANUARY 2, 2017
It’s an indisputable fact that some employees are more talented than others. high potential employee is an employee who has the potential, ability, and aspiration to become a leader within your company. These key players oftentimes know their potential and will move on to another company if they’re not acknowledged, motivated and challenged. 34% of companies have trouble finding talent.
Celebrating Our Mentors For National Mentoring Month
JANUARY 19, 2017
January is National Mentoring Month, so what better time than now to celebrate our incredible mentor community? Their expertise and generosity is clear across partnerships and beyond. If you are new to mentoring, or new to Everwise, here are a few highlights. Just getting started as a mentor? Looking for tips in the workplace outside of mentoring? The impact of mentorship goes beyond individuals.
Developing and Retaining High Potential Talent
JANUARY 4, 2017
A mere 15% of organizations believe they have enough qualified successors for key positions. Having a succession plan featuring high potential talent is crucial to staying competitive, with organizations vying constantly to attract the best people. Some organizations even try to begin identifying and grooming high potential employees from their pool of incoming entry-level staff.
The Difference Between Good and Great Managers
JUNE 14, 2016
If Hollywood and the humdrum of our everyday lives have taught us anything, it’s that bad bosses far outnumber the good ones. In fact a Gallup study of American adults found that half had left a job at some point in their career to get away from an awful manager. But what is it that makes a horrible boss? Like vampires they are driven by a single insatiable need. Do you know each other?
An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership
MAY 25, 2016
Frank Dreier attributes a great deal of his success as a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies to mentorship. Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. This advice was usually given over a casual post-work beer or during an impromptu chat in the break room. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. It’s a mix.
HR 3.0 Puts the “Human” Back in “Human Resources”
AUGUST 24, 2016
When companies release the next major version of software, it’s easy to mark the transition. We know when Product 2.0 gives way to Product 3.0, and how the new iteration changes the way we’ll interact with the software. The next wave of human-powered business iterations is much harder to predict and understand. We often don’t realize a paradigm shift has happened until it’s upon us. The post HR 3.0
Supporting Your Employees’ Personal Brands
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
The idea of “personal branding” has been around for years. However, it may feel like a relatively new phenomenon, as people are spending increasingly more time perusing and posting interesting news and personal updates across their multiple social media accounts. While everyone was still their own brand pre-LinkedIn and Facebook, it was less obvious, captured in a neat one page resume. Personal branding to the masses used to be reserved for celebrities, authors and speakers; however, with social media, everyone is truly their own brand. still ring true nearly 20 years later.