November, 2016

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7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees

UpstartHR

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.

The Future of Human Capital Management

EmployeeConnect

HR managers face great challenges such as managing attrition, encouraging retention and meeting ever-increasing demands from employees, customers and executives who want greater efficiency and HR input on achieving business objectives through hiring strategies and people management practices. HCM: Treating the Person and Not the Disease. HCM Systems Set to Change Historical HR Practices.

The Missing Leadership Competency

ATD Human Capital

I am not a fan of long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. When I look at a list of competencies that supposedly make a good leader, I feel totally overwhelmed. Could any one person have all these? Are they all relevant? It's more like a wish list than a useful way to develop or find good leaders. But which ones?

The One Component of the Annual Review that Must Stay

ClearCompany HRM

The traditional annual performance review has been criticized for missing the mark in specific feedback, timeliness and progress. 45% of HR leaders do not think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employee’s work and only 14% of organizations are happy with their performance management system. Performance Management

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.

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Yes, HR Can Still Deliver Value with Performance Management – Here’s How

PeopleStrategy

HR and business leaders don’t buy technology; they buy solutions to problems. My recent blogs have focused on how to buy solutions to problems, and one of the best examples I can think of to illustrate the point is around performance management. To set the stage, research firm i4cp says that only 28% of companies believe they are effective at managing performance.

6 Ideas to Align People With Organisational Culture

EmployeeConnect

Company culture is as much a factor of business performance as it is of employee satisfaction at work – both are actually correlated. Despite the opportunity, business leaders still focus only few resources to the development of a strong workplace culture. Some even believe that it cannot be managed. Many organisations today actually don’t go much further than defining their core values: an exercise that loses all credibility when it stops at this stage. In all organisations, employees share fundamental beliefs which are relative to what they need to do to live and succeed.

A Working Learner Is a Modern Learner

ATD Human Capital

A recent study by the ACT Foundation uncovered a rise in the number of working learners: “Individuals who work for pay and learn toward a credentialing at the same time.” ” This education can take the form of formal training or personal skill development. Individuals pursuing education while working may do so to: gain financial support for living and school expenses. ” Why?

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How to Set a Foundation for Effective Performance Appraisals

ClearCompany HRM

Whether they happen once a year or once a month, performance reviews are an essential part of any business. If you want to build a performance culture, how you conduct performance reviews can make or break your business. If you want your reviews to have positive results, you have to lay the groundwork. Good performance reviews don’t just happen. Performance Management

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.

13 Podcasts on Human Resources You Don’t Want to Miss

Reflektive

We look to organizations like Human Capital Institute and SHRM for research, learnings, and best practices related to running an HR or people operations department. For HR leaders who don’t have time to browse all the newsletters or attend the conferences, a podcast is a great way to keep up on the latest news. Nine To Thrive HR. Lunch Conversation with DriveThruHR. HR Happy Hour. HR Latte.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Get Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. In every country, laws and regulations exist to make sure that companies are conducting business with a certain level of standards. Without compliance, businesses are at risk of fines, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and closure. Compliance challenges. This is true for businesses as well. Tracking.

Road Trips, Talent and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

EDSI

As I was reflecting on these trips, I found myself drawing parallels to the work environment. As an organization, we work with thousands of employers throughout the country, and they are all trying to win the war on talent by prevailing in the smaller battles on the attraction and retention fronts.

Employer Branding Strategy: How to Avoid a “Faux Pas”?

EmployeeConnect

Did you know that 50% of recruiters still don’t understand their own employer brands? This alarming figure translates easily the challenge organisations face to create a comprehensive employer branding strategy that will help them attract sought-after talent and resonate with current employees. Many business leaders believe naively that their organisation is an ideal place to work, and drive their employer branding strategy based on this assumption. However, employer branding should mean much more than just good PR or a good slogan. Create Targeted Candidate Personas. What do they do?

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.

Conservatives Necessary for Change: A Paradox? Part 2

ATD Human Capital

In my earlier blog post , I shared my views about how conservatives are not a hindrance to change but are actually vital for successful change management initiatives. The innovators and visionaries can facilitate the first part—initiation of change. How can conservatives help in the change process? Tran argues that conservatives make excellent change agents or change managers.

The Conversation Process Every Manager Should Follow in Employee Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Effective employee reviews aren’t something leaders do at employees; reviews are something that leaders do with employees. Use these questions to gauge and establish employee alignment with your organization, then follow up accordingly to solicit feedback from employees in regards to how they’re managed. Performance Management

Three Keys to Attracting & Retaining Millennial Employees

UrbanBound HR

Millennials are the most mobile generation in history. In their lifetimes, everything from phones to the internet have gone from rooted connections to roaming, unchained necessities in daily life. Their perspective towards a career has done the same, compared to previous generations. An early 2016 Gallup poll found that 60% of millennials were open to new job opportunities. Millennials & Gen Z HR

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[Infographic] How to Improve Productivity

Get Hppy

Maintaining a productive workforce is a tricky task. Especially considering the varying personalities that sit on your office floor; each one accustomed to their very own way of working. But productivity is an important factor in any businesses success. The infographic also takes a look at what employ ees and employ ers can do to promote a more productive attitude within the workplace. A win, win.

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.

5 Tips for Keeping a Job

EDSI

But landing that job opportunity is just a first step. Keeping the job as you continue to work towards your career goals can prove challenging for some. You must strive to demonstrate to your supervisors that you are a good worker – a fast learner who is dedicated to self-improvement.

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How to Engage Your Managers?

EmployeeConnect

Any number of strategies can foster employee engagement, but the truth is that your company’s managers generate the greatest results because they occupy the hot-seat positions that affect day-to-day operations, company culture and staff performance. In fact Gallup research reveals managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units. The Characteristics of Great Leaders. Great leaders make the best managers, and engagement and leadership can be cultivated by a company’s culture, HR policies and executive support. Build Trust.

3 Steps to Build Greater Alignment Within Your Management Team

ATD Human Capital

How would you describe the alignment between you and your management team? Although having a cohesive management team is important in driving workplace culture and productivity, many teams struggle with making it a reality in their work environments. These behaviors lead to greater respect, trust, and productivity within the team. It’s not because Jeff is a bad leader.

5 Step Process to Increase Workplace Collaboration Immediately [Worksheet]

ClearCompany HRM

The following worksheet can be used to audit existing departments and teams that act like silos within any organization. Silos are a mentality that may exist when departments or teams within an organization do not effectively share information and knowledge with others in the organization. Performance Management

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 Employee Experience - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

Try this experiment. Go to LinkedIn and type in “Employee Experience” in the search bar. As of November 29, 2016, I found: 5,293 people with “Employee Experience” in their title. 2,756 jobs are available with the term “Employee Experience” in the title. 2,379,510 results appear for LinkedIn posts with the term “Employee Experience”. 6 groups with “Employee Experience” in the name- the most popular one has 879 members. When I did this same search about a month before, I found less than 4,000 people with “Employee Experience” in their title. What is the Employee Experience?

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[Infographic] Top Skills Recruiters Must Have in 2017

Get Hppy

Over the past few years, Millennials have dictated the pace of the recruitment landscape: fast, and dynamic. This generation has completely vacated the classic recruiter-job seeker relationship. With this, recruiters must update their skills to adapt to the new set of job seekers. It will not only benefit themselves but also their companies in the long run. HR Infographics

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How to Think “Strategically” about Workforce Planning

EDSI

SWP is critical because it helps maintain a focus on longer-term workforce development and business goals. We all know it’s easy to get caught in the weeds and tough to get out. SWP is the framework around which companies can build a longer-term plan to overcome fire-fighting tactics. This drives intention, focus and thoughtful stra

What Happens When Employee Motivation Is Low

EmployeeConnect

According to Gallup ‘s research, only 13% of employees would be motivated by their job worldwide. And with 63% of employees being “not engaged”, how can such low levels of motivation be explained? Low salaries, gruelling work days, poor work environment or lack of appreciation, are as many culprits for the disengagement of employees around the globe. Under the current economic climate and existing budget constraints, today’s organisations are conscious that they cannot rely solely on remuneration packages to improve motivation and engagement. What Is Work Demotivation?

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.