[Video] HighGround Customer Story: Patagonia
MARCH 1, 2016
When they decided they wanted to make a change, Patagonia implemented HighGround to help them better develop its workforce. In this video, Dean talks about the importance of transparency around goal-setting and coaching and how HighGround is driving better employee engagement. The post [Video] HighGround Customer Story: Patagonia appeared first on HighGround.
[Video] HighGround Customer Story: LRW
MARCH 24, 2016
It turned to HighGround to help re-tool performance management from an annual, dreaded process to more continuous, real-time feedback and coaching. The post [Video] HighGround Customer Story: LRW appeared first on HighGround. Lieberman Research Worldwide wanted a way to help its managers become better coaches and leaders.
On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers
MARCH 7, 2017
However two HighGround leaders, Chief Customer & Technology Officer Anjoo Rai-Marchant and Chief Engagement Officer Andee Harris, recently shared their viewpoints on how gender equality in the workplace means women and men work to support one another to produce the best work. Anjoo and Andee’s advice is relevant and useful for all employees at HighGround – female and male.
HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description
APRIL 14, 2016
You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. Here are some questions you might have before applying to join our team: What’s it like working at HighGround? Our leadership team is committed to hiring people who are truly enthusiastic about and committed to making HighGround the industry leader. If you’re running away from another job rather than running toward HighGround, then we’ll probably take a pass. While that’s not the expectation, it’s reflective of the passion that our team shares for what HighGround does. And this means our team is expanding too.
[Video] From His Worst Boss to His Best Advice: An Interview with HighGround CEO Vip Sandhir
JANUARY 10, 2017
As the founder and CEO of HighGround, Vip Sandhir spends more time than most thinking about the employee experience. The post [Video] From His Worst Boss to His Best Advice: An Interview with HighGround CEO Vip Sandhir appeared first on HighGround. He recently sat down for an interview with Entrepreneur to share what he’s learned, both as an entrepreneur and as an employee.
Infographic: 2016 – The Year of the Employee Engagement
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
To learn more about how HighGround can transform your employee engagement strategy, download the Continuous Employee Engagement eBook. . The post Infographic: 2016 – The Year of the Employee Engagement appeared first on HighGround. The infographic below shows how we got here and why 2016 will be the year of employee engagement. Share this Image On Your Site.
A Day at Breakthrough Urban Ministries: HighGround Gives Back
JANUARY 19, 2016
A group of HighGround employees spent the morning at the Breakthrough’s Fresh Market helping stock the pantry, greeting customers, bagging groceries and sorting through food deliveries. Working with the Breakthrough team was a great opportunity to do something simple that made a bigger impact,” said Ross Wallace, HighGround Manager of Sales Development. “It In our own rewards program at HighGround, we offer employees the opportunity to donate to the charity of their choice. To see some of what we did, check out the full album on HighGround’s Facebook page.
Is Employee Engagement REALLY Worth It? [Infographic]
MAY 3, 2016
Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. How do you know if employee engagement is really worth the investment in tools in programs to help improve it? Many organizations realize it should be a priority but struggle to understand the financial implications if they don’t take action. This infographic outlines how disengaged workers can affect your company. ’s blog.
How One Company is Creating a Feedback Culture
MARCH 13, 2017
Craig says they’re using HighGround to help employees realize their potential and embrace “diversity of thought.”. LLamasoft chose HighGround as its tool for employee feedback, goal-setting and recognition. He says, “Employees deserve better” so they’re using the HighGround platform to facilitate a more ongoing approach to performance and development.
[Infographic] The Biggest Workplace Trends for 2016
MARCH 11, 2016
The post [Infographic] The Biggest Workplace Trends for 2016 appeared first on HighGround. We hear a lot about Millennials and Baby Boomers but a new generation of employees will soon be entering the workforce – Generation Z. Infographic Baby Boomers infographic Millennials workforce trends
Performance Management: A Swing and a Miss? [Infographic]
JUNE 13, 2016
You’ll get the latest HighGround and industry news sent straight to your inbox. . Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. Baseball season is well underway and it got us thinking about coaching – and specifically how performance management practices can take some cues from the sports world. Better employee performance management is a well-known and ongoing priority for HR.
Integrating Several Company Cultures [Video]
MAY 5, 2016
It implemented HighGround’s employee engagement and feedback platform to help its employees recognize one another and perform better. Watch this video to hear VP of HR, John Hovanian, discuss how Intermedix has faced this company culture challenge and how they’re using HighGround to help address it. Company Culture Video acquistions company cultures Intermedix
10 People and Hashtags to Follow on Twitter During HR Tech
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
They’re your best bet for the HighGround play-by-play as they attend sessions throughout the week. Madeline is actually HighGround’s coach for the “Next Great Technology Company” session and will be guiding our team to victory. Last but not least, be search to track these two hashtags: (9) #HRTechConf and (10) #HighGround. As a bonus to this list, it might not be a bad idea to follow #puppies and #booth854 to keep up to date on what’s happening at the HighGround booth. The post 10 People and Hashtags to Follow on Twitter During HR Tech appeared first on HighGround.
10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
On Tuesday, HighGround will be featured during the Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company session. Making the top three on our list is visiting the HighGround team at booth #854. You can set up an appointment with the HighGround team at HRTech here. The post 10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago appeared first on HighGround. HR Tech is less than one month away. We’re excited to host so many industry leaders, experts, solution providers and partners in our hometown. Of course, a trip to Chicago isn’t complete without taking in a few of the sights as well.
News You Might Have Missed
MARCH 7, 2016
Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. HighGround’s Director of People and Culture, Libby Rapin, shares some simple tips on how to appreciate your employees on a daily basis. Vote] HighGround is in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness. HighGround has been named a finalist in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness Bracket, a friendly competition designed to generate awareness and excitement for companies in the Chicago tech space. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround.
The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Solutions like HighGround offer visibility into three major areas: Performance Management – Organizations that move toward a frequent cadence of performance development get richer data. Engagement tools like HighGround also allow goal-setting and coaching so both the employee and manager can collaborate and shift priorities if necessary. Platforms like HighGround empower peer-to-peer, top-down and external recognition. appeared first on HighGround. Picture this: You’re responsible for employees spanning several offices. “How is New York doing?”
A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due
JULY 28, 2016
Recognition and rewards platforms like HighGround highlight daily successes such as new clients launched or business closed, so everyone in the company is aware of achievements that otherwise might go unnoticed. At HighGround, recognitions and rewards are tied to company-wide values, such as “Customer is King” or “Take Ownership.” The post A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due appeared first on HighGround. Believe it or not, Millennials (1980-2000) may not be the first generation of so-called “trophy kids.” So why have Millennials been pegged as “trophy kids” ?
Bad Bosses: It’s Not Always Their Fault
JANUARY 29, 2016
Technology solutions like HighGround empower you to arm managers with effective leadership skills through active coaching and check-ins, employee-driven feedback and measurable results through surveys. Encourage your managers to have frequent conversations with employees and track those conversations using an engagement platform like HighGround. Targeted survey tools like those embedded in the HighGround technology can quickly and accurately assess the impact new managers are having on a given population. No one is there to guide them or instruct them.
Adding “Value” to Your Interview Process
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
For example, a core HighGround value is to “Decide with Data.” At HighGround we’ve created value-based interview guides that challenge hiring teams to be more thoughtful throughout the interview process. When used in combination with other employee engagement tools like HighGround, corporate values can emerge from new hire orientation and be reinforced from the very beginning through candidate assessment, and later, employee recognition and continuous feedback. The post Adding “Value” to Your Interview Process appeared first on HighGround.
How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings [Video]
APRIL 27, 2016
The post How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings [Video] appeared first on HighGround. This video called, “How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings,” first appeared on strategy + business. You can watch the original version here. . Neurological research has shown that numerical ratings can: trigger a fight or flight response.
News You Might Have Missed
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. Video] 9 Employee Engagement Archetypes. Everyone is talking about low employee engagement levels, but are managers even thinking about this concept in the right way? While many judge employee engagement based on satisfaction and performance, this video outlines why you might need to redefine what qualifies as an “engaged employee.”.
No More Hams. Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program.
MAY 12, 2016
appeared first on HighGround. Raise your hand if you’ve ever received a ham, turkey or slightly inappropriate food-based reward from your company. How about an engraved pen? A generic gift card given to all employees? For some reason, some organizations still believe that giving away a celebratory ham, office supplies and impersonal rewards once a year are effective. They’re not. Worse yet, many still give away the #1 bad corporate gift: nothing. Well, it’s now a full-blown epidemic. Four in 10 say they’d put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often. It’s 2016.
Q&A: Dean Carter of Patagonia Answers Your Questions
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Yes, we structure our feedback template through the HighGround tool. HighGround helps structure conversations by giving employees a simple digital form to help organize their thoughts. The post Q&A: Dean Carter of Patagonia Answers Your Questions appeared first on HighGround. Last week we tackled some of the questions asked during our webinar with Deloitte’s Josh Bersin and Patagonia’s Dean Carter. Attendees had a ton of great questions for Dean specifically so we asked him to sit down and tackle them here. Survey afterward to see if they did it.
Engagement Surveys: There is a Middle Path
MARCH 21, 2016
Engagement platforms like HighGround include survey functionality that delivers immediate results, is customizable and collects company benchmark data. Tools like HighGround set themselves apart by providing polling and pulse surveys as well, so engagement conversations are just that – conversations. Click here to learn more about how comprehensive tools like HighGround can help your employee engagement programs. The post Engagement Surveys: There is a Middle Path appeared first on HighGround. It’s not unusual for companies to conduct an annual, company-wide survey.
Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Tools like HighGround have pulse survey functionality that allows you to capture the voice of the employee. The post Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint appeared first on HighGround. Many companies wrongly assume that if they provide an employee survey every 12-18 months and make a handful of changes, they value employee feedback. These surveys are often long, time-consuming and include questions that don’t derive meaningful employee responses. And surveys don’t mean much without action. Regularly collect feedback from employees to monitor the pulse of the organization.
An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
The post An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. Professional success isn’t achieved overnight. This goals journey, so to speak, is what shapes our lives in our chosen professions. Our newest infographic walks through an employee’s goal journey in the context of taking a flight. Goals Infographic coaching goals performance management
“How’s My Driving?” What HR Can Learn From Uber
JULY 15, 2016
Today companies can capture employee mood and sentiment with tools like HighGround. What HR Can Learn From Uber appeared first on HighGround. Last week I received excellent service from an Uber driver. When prompted to enter feedback on the app at the end of my ride, I rated my driver five out of five stars and added a comment about the exceptional service. I felt my opinion mattered, his assistance was admirable and it should not go unmentioned. In fact, you’re actually prevented from using the app again until you rate your previous driver. quiz results on my timeline.)
JUNE 29, 2016
Employee engagement solutions like HighGround package together the tools you need to properly manage all your employees and retain top talent. appeared first on HighGround. “But why?”. I’m sure this phrase still haunts my parents and the grade school teachers who answered my incessant questions. But this inquiry embodies my deeply rooted curiosity; I actually read encyclopedias for fun as a child. I continue to ask questions now. Why?” is a phrase I use regularly in the workplace. I always want to know what is working, what’s not and why? Instead, it stems from natural curiosity.
Treat Your Employees Like Customers
MAY 3, 2016
To enable this cultural shift, the Echo team created a social community called “Echo Engage” powered by HighGround. To learn more about how Echo uses HighGround to create a culture focused on excellent customer service and to recognize high-performing employees, read the entire case study here. The post Treat Your Employees Like Customers appeared first on HighGround.
The Staffing Industry Engagement Struggle is Real
MARCH 17, 2016
My colleague Chris Dede, Vice President of Customer Success at HighGround, sat in on the discussion, “What Motivates and Demotivates Your Clients?” At HighGround we believe there is a strong correlation between the health and productivity of the staffing firm’s internal employees and the quality of the workers they place at their client sites. The post The Staffing Industry Engagement Struggle is Real appeared first on HighGround. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Staffing Industry Analysts’ 25th annual Executive Forum in delightfully warm and sunny Phoenix.
The Secrets of Low Turnover Companies [Infographic]
MARCH 15, 2016
One metric often used to assess the health and attractive power of an organization is its turnover rate. Measured as the percentage of employees in a workforce who leave during a set period of time, turnover rate reflects employee engagement at a certain company. Turnover rate is a top concern for all HR professionals and organizational leaders. To curb this trend, employee engagement is key.
Disrupting the HR Status Quo
MAY 9, 2016
The post Disrupting the HR Status Quo appeared first on HighGround. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural DisruptHR Chicago event held at 1871. The evening featured short, focused presentations from 10 HR thought leaders who shared their forward-thinking ideas on talent. Each speaker was allotted five minutes to present and was challenged to “blow the mind” of the audience. Some speaker highlights included: Jen Sommesi , Talent Acquisition Manager for CDW, talked about how branding plays into recruiting the best and brightest. What We Learned.
News You Might Have Missed
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. A Brief History of Why Performance Management Fails to Improve Performance. If you dread your performance review each year, you’re not alone. In fact, people have been fearful of them for decades. Here’s a brief history of the traditional performance review and why they’re so demotivating. The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?
Flip the Script: Initiate Conversations with Your Manager
DECEMBER 5, 2016
The post Flip the Script: Initiate Conversations with Your Manager appeared first on HighGround. This blog series is to help employees make 2017 the best year yet. We spend 30% of our lives at work – this checklist will help employees get the most of their time and develop the skills that can turn jobs into something meaningful. If you missed it, check out our first post on embracing a growth mindset. 2017 Employee Checklist. Embrace a growth mindset. Start the conversation. Expand your feedback circle. Put your goals to work. Typically managers drive interaction. Ask for advice.