HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Earlier this month we were fortunate to host an interactive HR Leadership workshop for Visier customers, led by father of modern HR and leading business consultant Dave Ulrich. In this workshop, Ulrich focused on the top questions of the group, the first of which was focused on, “What is blocking HR’s progress?” Here are some key takeaways. They understand the general business conditions (e.g.,
The (New) Definition of Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Employee engagement has been one of the most talked-about topics in human capital management for twenty-five years. And yet, despite the attention of professionals from every area of the business world—or maybe because of it—the term itself has never gained a universal definition. There’s no reason it couldn’t, though. What it’s not. Engaged employees are more motivated than disengaged employees.
5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.]. The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. eLearning Training & Development Uncategorized corporate learning ROI ROI of corporate training ROI of learning culture the right learning culture
The New Recruiting Metric: First Year Retention
AUGUST 24, 2015
As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing. Recruiting, in some ways, is actually easier to measure because it is very similar to sales: you either have results or you don’t. So I decided to try something. gathered information. Are they working?
Employee Engagement: Pay Attention to These
All Things Workplace
JUNE 22, 2015
The notion of Employee Engagement has been with us for a while now. noticed in a meeting last week that everyone was passionate when we started discussing "engagement". But the longer we talked, the less I was convinced that we were talking about the same thing. In fact, we all had a personal, sensible, gut level idea of what it meant. Predictable, actually. How Do You Define Employee Engagement?
9 Employee Retention Statistics That Will Make You Sit Up and Pay Attention
TLNT: The Business of HR
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Retention in the workplace is in a predicament — the revolving door is circulating faster, and the organizations struggling with this are on the lookout for a solution. Best Practices HR Management HR News HR Trends Retention & Engagement Talent Management Featured
Signs of a Learning Culture
ATD Human Capital
MARCH 9, 2015
How do you know your organization has a learning culture? What do you see people doing? How are people learning? Here are 16 signs to indicate if your organization is making progress. Click here to read full version
Competitive Partnerships Powering the Future of Business
The Aristocracy of HR
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
000000000010 I was at IBM Insight last week and as per usual it was an awarding experience. There is a shift going on in business and technology that I find both interesting and exciting. It is a shift that is about partnership over competition. Big name technology companies are partnering with new school app developers […].
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
A New Definition of Leadership for the Next Generation of Leaders
The People Equation
APRIL 27, 2015
The definition of leadership is changing. Societal expectations of the workplace, fed by economic and demographic trends, are morphing the leadership job description. From emerging organizational structures like Holacracy , to changing expectations of the Millennial generation, your kid’s boss isn’t going to resemble the one you reported to the first day of your job. Image credit: Pixabay.
The Employee Engagement Hoax? What Every HR Professional Needs to Know
OCTOBER 19, 2015
It’s hard to attend an HR conference or visit an HR website and not hear the term “employee engagement.” Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report rated culture and engagement as “the most important issue overall, slighting edging out leadership (the No. issue last year)” in 2015. And for good reason. The employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades. The problem?
7 Things We Learned From Deloitte’s “Meet the Modern Learner”
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is a snapshot of the challenges facing learning professionals today. For those of us who seek to create high-quality training for 21st century brains, “Modern Learner” is more incisive a presentation of the way modern workers learn than most lengthy research reports. Learning needs to be micro. Mobile learning is essential.
The Missing Executive Skill Set That’s Hurting American Business
OCTOBER 19, 2015
For the past few years, just about every senior executive has had the words “skills gap” on their lips. In fact, a report released last year by Adecco Staffing US found a whopping 92% of executives felt that there was a skills gap in their worker pool. And so thousands of jobs go unfilled every [.]. The post The Missing Executive Skill Set That’s Hurting American Business appeared first on. Leadership Training Management Training Training & Development Executive training executives soft skills training
Why Candidate Experience is Least Important for Many
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
One of the most common terms around recruiting these days is candidate experience. If you’re late to the game, it’s basically a look at how candidates are treated as they enter your recruiting funnel all the way to getting an offer, if they move that far. Think about it. In addition, you’d probably be unsure just how to make that a reality. And to actively court them. The pay-off?
Why Peer Relationships Matter at Work
JANUARY 23, 2015
by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Peers see and understand more of their colleagues’ contributions, enabling them to offer more support. Work/life balance is a myth. could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more easily than it did 20 or even 10 years ago. And that would be true. But it’s no less true that our “life” also comes to work with us.
5 Candidate Screening Questions You Should Always Ask
OCTOBER 22, 2015
We know you’ve seen them, the 10,000 articles out there about candidate screening questions. The “how to’s” the “dos and don’ts” and, of course, the “best practices” articles that flood the internet. It can almost convince you to believe that interviewing a new applicant is simple, or at least easy to follow given this “quick recipe to interviewing success.”. Screening Candidates Video Interview
Do Your Leaders Coach?
All Things Workplace
AUGUST 24, 2015
That isn't a "gotcha" question. It's simply a direct one. Regardless of the job title, if we're responsible for how other people perform then we're responsible for how they learn to perform even better. What Happens When Leaders Coach? You may already have the right people to enable your company to "win"--however you define the word. What's happening that works? . You Can Do It, Too.
Why Telecommuting Is The Future of Work
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound? If work is done away from the office, does it still count? The answer to both, of course, is yes — and corporate America is taking notice. By 2016, Forrester expects 43% of Americans will work remotely. That’s 63 million people who can work literally anywhere. Like it or not, the face of the workplace is changing. How can remote work do all this?
5 Ways To Enhance Productivity In The Workplace
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Keeping your employees engaged with the work they’re producing is essential to your business’ productivity levels. Listed below are 5 ways you can enhance productivity in the workplace : Remove Obstacles. Carefully observe your team and their working environment and remove or address any obstacles that appear to be a common problem. Motivate and Reward. Set Clear Goals. Welcome Feedback.
Employee Engagement Spectrum: Myths Versus Facts
ATD Human Capital
MAY 6, 2015
Stats on employee engagement can be scary. But Tracy Maylett reminds leaders that engagement isn’t binary, it’s a continuum. In fact, a nalysis of more than 16 million engagement survey responses reveals that engagement can be broken into four basic categories. Click here to read full version
6 Truths about Training and Development
The People Equation
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. Don’t work so hard.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Fact or hype: Do predictive workforce analytics actually work?
JULY 16, 2015
This one is for you, Bill Kutik. At Visier the security and privacy of our customer data is our highest priority. When determining the validity of our predictive analytics capabilities, customer data analyzed was anonymized. Many HR software vendors talk the talk of predicting “at risk employees,” but how many can prove they walk the walk… and that their predictions actually work? Hold on?
7 Tips for Using Trust to Keep You and Your Employees Happy
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
If you’re a manager or human resources specialist, you know a strong workplace requires trust. So much so that a SHRM study found trust between employees and senior management to be the number-two contributor to job satisfaction. Trust Trust leads to internal motivation, a sense of pride and ownership, and happy people. If your workplace lacks trust, it’s never too late to get started. One common fallacy is that building trust takes forever, but this type of thinking can lead to inaction. Project Warmth to Show You Care. You’re not really listening, and respond, “Oh, that’s too bad. Great chat!”
Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
We’ve all been on the receiving end of a boring Powerpoint presentation. And we’ve probably created our own share of them, too. This despite the fact that we know how dull they can be. In fact, we reported on one study that found the PowerPoint delivery system so dreaded that 24% of respondents said they [.]. The post Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint? appeared first on.
How to Coach Employees and Managers on Career Options
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
As I look back on the past five years and all of the people I’ve met, I have made some interesting conclusions about career choices. My background as an HR pro has helped to expose me to a wide variety of experiences, people, and career options. I was talking with a friend a few days ago about some of the HR positions I have had over the years. Think about it. So, what’s the answer?