The Candidate Experience: Perspectives on Video Interviews, Assessments, and Hiring
JANUARY 5, 2017
In some ways, hiring looks very similar to what it did twenty years ago. People search for positions, indicate interest, and are filtered down until the most promising candidate is offered a job. However, the technology we use has upgraded considerably over time. Today employers have tools to increase efficiency and efficacy, including video interviews, automated assessments, and more. Factors.
2017 Talent Acquisition Sentiment Study
JANUARY 25, 2017
There are a lot of moving parts in the world of talent acquisition. Our research at Lighthouse has shown us that many leaders know what they need to focus on, but they have trouble making it a priority. With that in mind, we’re asking you to complete the one-question survey below to help us understand what is most important for you in the coming year. Recruiting
2017 Talent Acquisition Priorities (High and Low)
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Each year brings new opportunities and priorities for HR and talent leaders. This year we began the inaugural Global Talent Acquisition Sentiment Study. With more than 400 votes, we at Lighthouse are excited about breaking down the data and showing what talent acquisition priorities matter most to businesses today. The top item in the list is more holistic, not related to a specific practice.
Hiring In the Age of Disruption: Key Trends Business Leaders Need to Know
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Following is a guest post developed for the team at KellyOCG around some of the key disruptive trends I’m following. Hope you enjoy! There is more fluctuation and innovation in the way that talent is delivered today than at any time in the past, and talent leaders need to understand some of the key trends that affect how work gets done. Disruption: Internal and External. But then they left.
Employer Branding Ebook
With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.
New Research: 2017 Workforce Analytics and Strategy Report
JANUARY 31, 2017
We recently completed some very interesting research here at Lighthouse focused on workforce analytics and strategy, a powerful combination for today’s HR and talent leaders. Here’s a selection from the report : It seems we can’t turn around today with hearing about “big data” and “predictive analytics.” Get your own copy here. HR Analytics New Research Predictive Analytics
The Gig Economy Impact on Talent Decisions
OCTOBER 17, 2016
I was somewhat nervous. See, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to deliver my first ever Ignite-style presentation. In short, you get five minutes to explore a topic. The kicker? Your 20 slides auto-advance every 15 seconds, leaving you without any control. This is a sort of highlights reel of the presentation and a few of the key stats are listed below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
The Future of Work: A New Paper
DECEMBER 5, 2016
This past week I was notified by my client, Ultimate Software, that the paper I cowrote with Trish McFarlane is now available. Titled “ The New Realities of Work ,” the white paper explores some of the more interesting aspects of HR and talent today, including: Strengths-based talent practices. The power of social influence. How to tap into innovation.
3 Reasons Innovation is more Important than Employee Engagement
OCTOBER 24, 2016
I’m a firm believer in the value of innovation as a key to long-term growth and success. Take P&G for instance. The company’s R&D practices used to be very siloed and closed off, costing the business millions of dollars annually due to that sentiment. Now it requires 50% of new R&D ideas to come from outside the company, and it wants to increase it to 80%. AT&T).
The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system
Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.
The Personalization Effect: Mitigating Employee Data Privacy Concerns
MARCH 20, 2017
Privacy. Concern. In a presentation at the IBM HR Summit last fall, I expected the discussion around talent analytics to go in a few directions, but fear wasn’t one of them. Not long after diving into the conversation, some of the audience members began asking questions about how to handle employee concerns about sticky issues like data privacy. It’s About Perceived Employee Value.
3 Companies that are Delivering Engaging Workplace Experiences
MARCH 14, 2017
About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management. . Google. Another third are from strategy consulting. Facebook.
Eliminating Performance Ratings: 3 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management. . Three Keys to Improving The Employee Experience.
Fractured, Fragmented, and Fragile: Building Your Technology Stack
OCTOBER 11, 2016
An interesting conversation with a friend working in a key HR role for a 20,000-plus employee firm recently has had me thinking a lot about the technology we have in place. During our discussion, he mentioned that the organization was facing some branding challenges and needed to refresh its approach to recapture the hearts and minds of the top talent in its sights. Do any of these sound familiar?
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.
Disruption Comes to the Analyst Community #InfluenceHR
OCTOBER 3, 2016
This morning I had the pleasure of joining my HR Federation friends onstage at InfluenceHR to talk about how disruption is affecting the HR technology analyst world. Some of the key topics: How is the traditional analyst model being disrupted? What does a good analyst relations program look like? Disruption in the Traditional Model. In 4-6 months, minimum. What Good Analyst Relations Looks Like.
Trending: Vendors Drinking Their Own Champagne
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
I’ve talked to several technology companies in the last few weeks that are drinking their own champagne, and it’s one of the most interesting “meta” conversations I’ve had of late. To back up a bit, I have always wondered if these firms used their own technology and services to manage internal processes. But until recently it has just been one of those random thoughts.
Disruption–The Biggest Concern for CHROs and Talent Leaders
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
CHROs, like other CxOs, recognize that the barriers between previously separate industries are collapsing, as companies in one sector apply their expertise to others. For example, electric carmaker Tesla is entering the power sector with a new line of zero-carbon batteries for homes, businesses and utilities. But then they left. All of them. The research they complete at Uber? Today?
How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company
MARCH 23, 2017
Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”. Financial compensation didn’t appear until number 8! How do your employees like to be appreciated? Ask them.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
12 Powerful Tips to Build an Employee Recognition Culture
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
About 65 percent of the people in one survey reported that they received no recognition over the last 12 months for their work.In the same report, 89 percent of employers feel that most employees leave their companies to earn more money. However, most workers who leave their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a major reason for seeking other opportunities. Spending money on routine company gift cards isn’t the same as offering personalised and specific praise based on an employee’s performance. Make It Personal It’s critical to be specific, personal and accurate. Culture Recognition
The 7 Elements of an Unforgettable Employee Experience
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
We have all heard of the customer experience which is defined as the resulting product when a customer interacts with your brand. We’re all familiar with both good and bad customer experiences and we go through one or the other on a near daily basis. The employee experience has become increasingly important in HR management because of evolving business trends such as peer-to-peer sharing, high turnover rates and competitive recruiting practices. The employee journey begins before a job applicant even decides to apply, and it continues after the employee leaves the company as an alumnus.
7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017
MARCH 21, 2017
It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. No wonder this post on 2016 engagement trends was so popular. . By the looks of things, this will be a long term project. So why the rise in engagement?
Cost Per Hire: How to Calculate It the Right Way
MARCH 21, 2017
Almost constantly, talent acquisition departments are pressured to reduce their cost per hire. Finding the right balance in your company’s cost per hire can be tricky. You’re trying to please everyone from your CFO to senior executives all while providing quality talent to the hiring managers who are desperate to fill an open position. Quality of Hire
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.
The Rise of the People Strategy Platform
MARCH 7, 2017
“Now, more than ever, the corporate strategy for large companies hinges on the people strategy.”. This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it. Today’s business environment is more complex than ever before, creating an unmatched opportunity for HR to create value for the business.
3 Examples of Evidence-Based HR in Action
MARCH 13, 2017
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop based on metrics, evidence-based HR, and change management. The session was a lot of fun, because we were able to tie the three topics together in a variety of ways to help reiterate not only why each of them matters, but how each of them can really build value when used in conjunction with one another. But where does that evidence come from?
2017 HR Trends Forecast
JANUARY 3, 2017
Company culture still reigns supreme within the HR universe, but 2017 HR trends will focus on attracting growth-driven workers to the companies that need them. Major tech companies may still build campuses to cater to wunderkinds’ various needs, but most HR departments are more interested in creating cost-effective ways to meet the work-balance needs of their employees.
How to Become a Thought Leader: Thought Leadership Tips
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Thought leadership isn’t something that you can just add to your resume despite the fact that many job applicants do so. Thought leaders drive innovation, evolutionary changes, revolutionary advances and paradigm cultural shifts. Thought leaders are game-changers who can redefine conversations, turn industries upside-down and alter history. What Is Thought Leadership?
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Hold Managers Accountable
ATD Human Capital
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
The best organizations know that engaged, high-performing employees drive business success. Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, more customer-focused, and more likely to stay. And highly engaged workplaces grow faster, adapt quicker, and innovate more. But how can we make improvements on a metric that has been declining the past three years ? So, what can you do?
3 Steps to Making Your Company Culture More Creative
ATD Human Capital
MARCH 14, 2017
Design-led companies such as Apple and Google are known for being on the cusp of innovation, and it is their creative company cultures that act as incubators for their employees’ cutting-edge ideas. Yet they seem to have been created with their artistic, inventive atmospheres where watercooler conversations about social media turn into a new idea for the latest project. Open Up Your Space.
7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Today we’re going to explore the intersection of creativity, innovation, and intrapreneurship (entrepreneurial activities occurring within an organization) and how these activities bring value to the business world. I hope you enjoy! Innovation is a curious thing. Companies everywhere are trying to create more innovative atmospheres for employees. Consider that. Innovation matters.
Infographic: 10 More Proven Ways To Boost Employee Job Satisfaction
MARCH 8, 2017
What matters most to your employees? This is the third time we are asking that question, because what could be more rewarding and fruitful than fostering a supported and thriving workforce? This year, we are including the infographic below, courtesy of our friends at Venngage. . 2) Compensation, Benefits, Job Security & Stable Financials. 4) Opportunities to Use Skills & Abilities.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
7 Lessons on Creating a Powerful Employee Experience
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
I just finished reading a brand new book called The Employee Experience. It’s a great look at the relatively new concept of creating an experience for employees, not just trying to engage them or do some other one-off program that doesn’t deliver long-term results. The experiences will be congruent, or similar. That’s your hint. Your products? Your mission? Your customers?