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Focus on productivity, not wellbeing (really!)

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Just came across this great article about a company that has implemented a 4 day workweek (which is what we would call a “play” in your Culture Playbook). The crux of success for them? Focus on productivity, not wellbeing.” Barnes says there are a few simple steps to follow to achieve a successful transition, and the cardinal rule is this: Focus on productivity, not wellbeing, when explaining the policy. A four-day week could make employees happier.

A review of The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement

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Review by Karyne E. Messina, Ed.D Author of Misogyny, Projective Identification and Mentalization: Psychoanalytic, Social and Institutional Manifestations Read more reviews on Amazon here ! ————- This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who manages, supervises or participates with people in a work environment of any type.

Why aren't workplaces more humane?

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Well, first, how do we know that work isn’t humane? good place to start. We’ve had work called “shockingly inhumane” by Stanford Business School, which came through in an article called “The Workplace Is Killing People And No One Cares.” (Fun Fun title.) We’ve also got stats about 85% of people globally not liking their job. That’s a bit better than “inhumane,” but not per se much better. So if we can agree that certainly at least a percentage of jobs are not humane, well, why is that?

Lots cooking already in 2019!

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Hear ye, hear ye! We’re kicking off 2019 with a bang. Here’s some of what we’re up to. Our new book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement , is coming out January 31! Woop woop! It’s available for pre-order now. Want to know more? Here’s the boring-but-necessary press release :) Here’s an awesome interview Jamie just did for the Future-Proof podcast. Want Your Employees to Feel More Engaged on the Job? New Book Says This is the Secret Weapon (Washington Exec) Intrigued?

Live Webinar: Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

WHAT IS THE WORKPLACE GENOME?

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IT’S A BETTER CULTURE ASSESSMENT At Human Workplaces, most of our culture consulting projects start with the Workplace Genome® culture assessment as a first step. Our choice of this assessment is biased, of course, since we created it, together with our partner and HR expert, Charlie Judy, in 2015.

As Seen on Forbes.com.

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Here are Jamie’s posts on Forbes: February 5, 2018 Employee Engagement is a Lagging Indicator of Culture I once heard an author describe the “crisis” of disengagement among employees in our workforce as “a disease affecting the central nervous system of our economy.” And he’s right. There are many different measures of employee engagement out there, but pretty much every report I have read… READ MORE.

Upcoming Speaking: Fall 2018

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I’m about to start the Fall speaking season, so here's where you'll find me in the coming weeks/months (and if I'm visiting your town, reach out and we can have coffee or something!):

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Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

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We are super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course. This is based on a really popular 4-hour in-person training that Jamie has been facilitating for a couple of years, and we’ve been wanting to figure out how to make it accessible to more people. So ta-daa! Here it is.

From Traditionalist to Futurist

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Inherent to the culture assessment we created (the Workplace Genome ) is a scale that doesn’t use any kind of good/bad or favorable/unfavorable scale. Instead, scores are presented along a scale of traditionalist to contemporary to futurist. Here’s what we mean by those terms. Traditionalist means aligned with traditional management, which refers to management practices that embrace the command-and-control approach that was established and perfected during the 20th century.

2019 Compensation Best Practices Report

Following a record-year of job growth in 2018, employees now have the tools to research and evaluate employers, and feel empowered to make moves if they don't like what they find. Get the latest trends in compensation, and find out how your organization stacks up.

Upcoming Appearances

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The early spring is always one of the busiest when it comes to speaking. Here's where you'll find me in the coming weeks/months (and if I'm visiting your town, reach out and we can have coffee or something!):

Managing Conflict with Confidence: New Online Course!

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We are excited to announce our latest online training program over on our WorkXO Solutions site: Managing Conflict with Confidence: 8 Tips for Better Conflict Conversations. Many of you know that my background started in the field of conflict resolution.

Creating a Culture of Fundraising (Webinar)

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Join me next week, Thursday January 11th, at 2pm eastern time for a webinar I am delivering for the Foundation Center about creating a culture of fundraising. At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule. The problem is that culture is usually thought of as being about high-level values and concepts, but in reality it’s made up of a complex network of behavior-focused cultural building blocks.

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Culture Management is a Thing

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Check out my guest post over on the awesome Talent Anarchy blog. This is the first post where I laid out the basic argument for making "culture management" something we take more seriously inside organizations. I think this is particularly important for HR, who often spends time either asking for or wishing for a "seat at the table" with the rest of the C-suite. Maybe you should stop asking/wishing and start just DOING culture management. That seat might open up quicker than you think.

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2018 in Talent Acquisition & The 2019 Impact

2019 will certainly have its own set of talent acquisition challenges. This valuable report reflects on key events in 2018 and extracts critical insights to help lay the path forward this year. Get on board or get left behind with these key takeaways.

NEW BOOK IS OUT! THE NON-OBVIOUS GUIDE TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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It’s out! It’s out! The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement This book will teach you: How to define employee engagement in a way that connects directly to what makes both your organization and your employees more successful.

How to Get Better Results In Your Work

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It’s a given that organizations want employees to perform at a high-level. But what about employees? I know there are some who might think otherwise, but overall, I’d like to believe that employees want to perform well too.

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Onboarding: Take Your Process From Basic to Strategic

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

The Next Employee Challenge: Loneliness In the Workplace

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Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone is … being by yourself. If you Google loneliness, it’s being “sad because one has no friends or company.” Often, we talk about loneliness in terms of older people.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Bookmark This! Cybersecurity In the Workplace Edition

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Technology is a big part of our personal and professional lives. And I don’t anticipate that changing anytime in the near future. But with technology comes risk and the need for cybersecurity. We need to be responsible technology users. .

Rewards and Recognition Can Be Work Related – Friday Distraction

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A few weeks ago, I published a Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos about recognition and rewards. It was about the boss who gave every member of the team an ugly holiday sweater. I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already.

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Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

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Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

Why Workforce Analytics Shouldn’t Start with the Data

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One of the most common models in HR analytics is shown in Figure 1. The model starts with the data, then you draw insights, and finally tell a story.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Automation Is Not a Replacement for Interaction – Friday Distraction

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I recently participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos on the topic of predictions. You can check out the chat recap on the Workforce Institute blog. One of the questions that we talked about was automation and machine learning.

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Employees Become Successful When They Know What Success Looks Like

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos was honored for the second consecutive year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019.

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How to Turn Your Vision for Data-Driven HR into a Reality

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Many HR professionals are bombarded with blog posts and emails reminding them that if they don’t do something about people analytics, then they are missing out. It shows up in every trend report and “prediction” newsletter.

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Managers: Ask Employees to Give You Feedback – Friday Distraction

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Want to create an inspired workforce?

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Staffing and Scheduling are Two Different Things – Friday Distraction

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I know that Christmas was last month, but I can’t resist sharing this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos because it beautifully demonstrates that staffing and scheduling are two different things. Staffing is about finding the right people to do the work.

Peer to Peer Learning: Why It Should Be Part of Your Training Strategy

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Co-workers play a huge role in the employee experience. An increasing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so candidates can meet some of their co-workers. Companies are adopting new hire buddy programs as part of the welcoming and socialization process during onboarding.

Reports vs Analytics: What’s the Difference?

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In today’s competitive business landscape, organizations are increasingly turning to analytics to give them the answers they need to make decisions with greater confidence.

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The Better Way to Handle Headcount Reduction

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There are a number of reasons that companies resort to layoffs , including cutting costs and unavoidable staff reduction. Navigating a reduction in workforce is a tricky and sensitive process.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.