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.
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. Figuratively, that is. So I decided to try something. Are they working?
HR Can be Dangerous with the Right Technology!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
HR is under a lot of pressure these days. That is a lot, especially when your job requirements also include making sure day-to-day employee management tasks (i.e. onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance, performance) are completed accurately and on time. Ditch the bad rap and arm yourself with technology to make you dangerous. That’s because she loves her HR solution.
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 […].
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 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.
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. I 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.
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 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.
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. It’s comparable to the customer experience: how they are treated, how they feel about the organization, etc. Think about it.
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.
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
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. One of the things we now know from organizational research is that employees not only want a coaching relationship with their boss--they expect it. (If What Happens When Leaders Coach?
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.
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.
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
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 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. Suppose you ask an employee how her husband is, and she admits he’s sick.
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. Not even close.
Captain Obvious: Good Bosses Talk with People
JUNE 26, 2015
by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – Not recognizing employee achievements is the top communication issue preventing effective leadership. Confession time. I like commercials. Well, I like good, engaging, funny or emotional commercials. I cry every time I see that Folgers commercial with the soldier coming home for Christmas. workers.”. It’s no surprise managers need to talk to their employees.
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 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. 1 issue last year)” in 2015. And for good reason. The employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades. The problem?
Do Emotions Belong In The Workplace?
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Knowledge workers care about what they do for a living. They can’t help it. A job in the knowledge economy requires years of education, innate talents, and a lot of an employee’s time. It’s not just button-pushing. Asked to bring their whole selves to the job, modern knowledge workers crave work that engages their whole selves—including their emotions. Do emotions even belong in the workplace?
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?
Are We There Yet: The State of Digital Marketing and Data Adoption
The Aristocracy of HR
DECEMBER 14, 2015
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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.