November, 2016

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10 Workplace Dysfunctions That Create A Toxic Culture

Get Hppy

Every organization would like to build a high performance culture, but these ten non-strategic activities are in the way of making serious progress. Here are the top 10 workplace dysfunctions that consume precious time and suck up emotional energy: 1. Committee work. How many committees do you have working on various projects? Hyper-analysis. Don’t over analyze. Seeking the last 10% of perfection.

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The Future of Human Capital Management


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.

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees


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. hope you enjoy! Innovation is a curious thing. Companies everywhere are trying to create more innovative atmospheres for employees. Consider that. Innovation matters.

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 definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

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Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

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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.

6 Tips for Identifying Potential High-Performance Employees

ej4 HR

All organizations want to identify, develop, and deploy their high-performance employees. And no wonder: The top 5% of a company’s employees account for a full quarter ( 26%, according to ERE Media ) of its productivity. Still, more is needed than just good intentions and “managerial instinct”—whatever that is. The best-performing companies have well-developed systems in place to identify high-potential employees and turn them into production powerhouses. In fact, all of the Fortune 100 do this on a regular basis. Identifying those high potentials can be the trickiest part of the process.

6 Ideas to Align People With Organisational Culture


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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Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

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

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


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.

[Infographic] Top Skills Recruiters Must Have in 2017

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


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.

A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]

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


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?

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

Road Trips, Talent and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


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.

Innovation Buster: How Losing Your Best Employees is Killing Innovation

[Infographic] Jumping On The Successful Performance Management Track

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Managing a team is both challenging and rewarding. One of the lest favorite things about it, however, is performance management. When management and their teams aren’t on the same page about how and how often feedback should be offered, productivity cannot reach its peak potential. 49% of employees prefer to discuss their performance on a monthly or quarterly basis. Image Credit: Quantum Workplace.

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


How to Engage Your Managers?


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.

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

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

5 Tips for Keeping a Job


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.


How to Assess Personality in an Interview

Get Hppy

The successful hiring and retaining of new employees is an art form that has evolved significantly over the last decade. The relationship starts at the interview process and is the defining moment when you will either cost the company or add value, based on your choice of the “best” person for the job. It all boils down to a personality fit to both the job requirements and the company culture.

Measure Quality of Hire With These Three Critical Factors


One of the most valuable performance metrics for recruitment is the quality of each hire made. However, most talent leaders believe they aren’t measuring quality of hire effectively. According to LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting survey , only 33% of respondents feel that their methodologies are strong, and even smaller, 5% felt “best in class.”. Perform: What is the hire’s performance like?

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]