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6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018

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2018 will be a good year to be in HR. At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Anna Tavis , Ph.D. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says.

Retaining Millennials: Solve This Problem and Get an HR Job Anywhere

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Remember when you were a kid, and your parents dragged you along with them to visit a relative or friend’s house? I use the word “house” loosely because, for a kid, it felt more like a prison.

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Why HRIS Is Wrong for Performance Management

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After countless hours of research, you’ve finally come to the conclusion that your organization needs to implement a performance management system. Now, you might be tempted to stick with your HRIS’s performance management module, but here’s why you should consider otherwise.

6 Ways to Enable Psychological Safety in your Workplace

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My best friend, Quinn, made a huge mistake. Quinn works in medical sales. On an average day, he alertly views and assists spinal surgeries — awaiting the moment when the surgeon turns to him and asks for a critical surgical tool needed for the procedure. In a situation like his, there is zero room for error. Another person’s life depends on everything going according to plan. It’s a job of high stress and high stakes.

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People Quit Managers, Not Jobs — 4 Keys to Effective 1x1s

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The sun was beaming, the water shimmering and the roar of the crowd echoed in the background. I was in my first one-on-one with my new manager at Reflektive and we were partaking in what would become a regular highlight of my week, our walking one-on-one meetings around the San Francisco Giants stadium by the water. Since joining Reflektive last February I have noticed a marked shift in the effectiveness of meetings with my manager than in previous roles.

How Diversity Boosts Business Performance

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Guest contributor Terry Lipovski is the president of Ubiquity , a preeminent provider of leadership development services around the world. HR professionals interested in contributing to Reinventing HR can email hello@reflektive.com.

43 Coaching Questions That Will Make You a Better Leader

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Guest contributors Terry Lipovski and Pat Lipovski, “The Leadership Brothers,” are trusted and referred international Executive Coaches. Terry is President of UbiquityLeadership.com and Pat is President of EnvisionGroup.ca.

Why Millennials Want More Feedback, More Often

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Everyone needs feedback. Constructive feedback helps people change course and reach their goals, and recognition affirms good behaviors. Companies that institute effective feedback are more likely to help their employees, and their bottom lines, grow. There are many articles being passed around saying millennials need more feedback, especially as companies scramble to change their work culture and benefits package to drive retention and acquisition of the generation.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

The Ultimate Summer Reading List to Grow Your Career

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Summertime means great weather and bus, train, or plane trips to even better weather and adventures, and if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself on a beach with a book in hand. When I take time off work to go on a vacation — a real one, where I’m not checking email every five minutes — I come back to work refreshed and ready to take my projects to the next level. These books will get you thinking about how you can be better at work, and work can be better for you Click To Tweet.

You’ll Be Surprised What Really Makes Employees Happy at Work

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If you hear the phrase “happy at work” and start zoning out immediately, consider these two words: discretionary effort. Discretionary effort refers to the activities beneficial to the business but not part of one’s job — a real game-changer. Even your workplace’s biggest Scrooge can get behind employee experience programs when they realize that happy employees drive more revenue by being more productive and creating a better customer experience.

How Am I Doing? The Importance of Psychological Safety in the Workplace

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We have spoken before about the importance of core values in a workplace and we’d like to bring up another factor that is just as important: environment. Remember in high school biology class when learning about the central nervous system and the “fight or flight” response the body has to fear?

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The 5 Ingredients You Need to Make Organizational Change

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There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and resistance to change. Let’s face it, people are creatures of habit and get comfortable in their routines, systems, and structures. Requiring them to break away from the familiar takes a seismic effort.

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The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

17 Inspiring Quotes for HR Leaders

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‘Tis the season to get inspired. As 2016 comes to a close and the New Year is upon us, now is the perfect time to press the reset button, set new goals, and get excited for what’s on the horizon. Working in HR means being a leader by way of cultivating leadership in the workplace.

Why Compensation Doesn’t Drive Motivation

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Everyone can use more money. No matter how happy and engaged your employees are at work, they won’t turn down a raise or a perk. But will the incentive of a higher salary or compensation bonus improve their work performance? Well, that’s another story. Financial incentives can undermine autonomy and intrinsic motivation Click To Tweet.

NeuroLeadership Summit: Better Feedback Can Drive 34% Lower Attrition

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While several members of our team are hustling out in Las Vegas for this year’s HR Technology Conference, our CEO Rajeev Behera got to spend some time in New York City for the annual NeuroLeadership Summit. This year’s panel titled “ Next in Performance Management: Feedback Management ” featured distinguished panelists from trailblazing companies and institutions such as Microsoft, HP, NYU, and of course, Reflektive.

See What Your Employees Value [INFOGRAPHIC]

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More and more, employees are choosing workplaces that align with their personal values. For companies looking to recruit and retain talent, that should bring up the question: What do today’s employees value? Perhaps it’s not a simple question. Highly talented individuals across age groups, geographies, and industries may value very different things.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Amazon’s New Performance Review Process Will Be Employee-Focused

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The Seattle area’s two big technology companies are Microsoft and Amazon. In 2013, Microsoft became one of the early major companies to overhaul its performance review process, eliminating stack ranking and adapting its compensation process to put more influence in the hands of managers.

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

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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.

30+ Questions to Ask In Your Next Performance Review

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Manager-driven performance management is being embraced by forward-thinking organizations. But the conversation quality matters just as much as frequency or style. Research shows there is a correlation between how frequently employees need feedback and how many reports their manager has. So, if you have just one report, you may find yourself talking through issues frequently anyway. Alternatively, a manager with ten or more reports needs to talk to each of them individually, more frequently.

2017 HR Trends We’re Excited About Right Now

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As the year draws to a close, many companies are closing up their final review period and getting goal creation programs ready for the new year. There’s a lot happening behind-the-scenes in HR departments.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

What You Need to Know About the Changing Function of HR

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Human resources has undergone a massive transformation in recent years, and the industry continues to evolve. Make no mistake, this isn’t just a facelift from new tech tools that help HR professionals do their jobs. It’s a shift in the function of human resources. See also: The real cost of performance reviews.

What Every VP of HR Need to Know About Change Management

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Implementation is about people. This may seem obvious, but it was an especially notable observation at the HR Technology Conference held in Chicago recently.

Why HR Is Obsessed With Employee Performance Check-Ins

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Adobe’s evolved performance management program is aptly named the Check-in. Think about the feelings the name evokes, especially compared to its predecessor, the performance review. The check-in is lightweight, friendly and informal.

The Key to Workplace Wellness Isn’t What You Think

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The importance of employee wellness in the workplace continues to rise. As a leader in HR, I’m frequently asked by employees if there is a budget for wellness offerings including massages, meditation apps, and yoga classes. Well-being perks are quickly becoming a standard employee expectation at most companies. These programs are impactful, however, throwing fast solutions at what is truly a deeper issue is a battle that will never be won.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

This Is How Facebook Does Performance Reviews

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As companies including General Electric and IBM have announced changes to their annual performance reviews meant to foster innovation, it’s interesting to see what younger technology companies are doing to engage their employees and promote learning and development.

This Consulting Firm Uses Company Values to Attract Top Talent

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Companies with well-defined values know they create a virtuous cycle. First, the values attract top talent who are able to be picky about the tone of their workplace, and then, those people affirm the company values through their voices and actions.

Employee Empowerment Is Key to Company Growth

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This #HumansofHR guest post is from author and consultant Denise Dudley. Are you promoting human-centered HR in your work? Send guest post ideas to dani@reflektive.com. Employee empowerment. It’s a term that’s bandied around a lot these days. Just go ahead and Google it, and you’ll find countless articles on the subject — almost none of which will tell you anything that’s really meat-and-potatoes (or tofu-and-brown rice) useful.

3 Feedback Types Every Manager Needs to Know

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There is a lot of talk these days about helping managers give more feedback to employees. What if it’s not a matter of more or less feedback, but rather intentional versus unintentional feedback? In other words, your managers are giving your employees plenty of feedback already, but are phrasing it in a way that prevents growth, instead of inspiring it. Unintentional feedback is emotionally withdrawn. Intentional feedback is emotionally transparent.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.

Top Voices at SHRM 2017

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For many human resources professionals, this past weekend was spent waltzing down Bourbon Street with Mardi Gras beads in hand for the annual SHRM conference. For those who don’t know what SHRM is, it is the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference, which is the largest annual gathering of HR professionals in the world.