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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.

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.

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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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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.

When Social Media Meets Employer Branding: Your Guide to Doing it Right

A strong and authentic online presence can mean big things for your company’s employer brand—from driving employee engagement to showing potential candidates how awesome your culture is. We created this quick and easy guide to help get you started.

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.

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.

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.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 9 TED Talks on Human Resources

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“Workplace culture” is a buzzword frequently thrown around as an indicator of company success, yet remains an elusive concept. What distinguishes a great workplace from mediocrity? How do we retain and cultivate talent?

The Importance of Recognition in the Workplace

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Want to join the HR Roundtable and contribute insight to a monthly hot topic in HR innovation? Email dani@reflektive.com for more information. A good compliment goes a long way.

How to Know If You Should Use Performance Ratings

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“I’d love to get rid of ratings, but it’ll never get past our senior management.” ” This is a popular refrain among HR folks as industry leaders including Goldman Sachs and GE have stopped rating their employees in annual reviews.

The Neuroscience of Learning in the Workplace

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In his TED Talk viewed over 17 million times, Daniel Pink gained fame when he said, “There’s a gap between what science knows and what business does.”. As someone who transitioned from the medical field into the business world, this connection rings true, with business often forgetting about the data uncovered from science, and the potential applications lost in most business practices.

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.

4 Foundations of a Great Performance Review Strategy

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Performance reviews fail to address their goal of growing a workforce’s performance. As we move away from Industrial Revolution-era ways into a new wave of work, many are realizing that the old tools don’t cut it any longer. Employees are not resources, they are people. Click To Tweet. The old processes — lengthy, anxiety-provoking , developmentally weak, and siloed — misalign with innate human motivation. Knowing what doesn’t work is helpful for understanding what not to do.

36 Questions to Fall in Love — With Work

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You may be familiar with the 36 questions to fall in love, created by psychologist Arthur Aron, who studied the process of falling in love in a laboratory. The experiment of 20 years ago was popularized recently as voluntary subjects experimented with inducing love on their own. But for those of us spending at least 40 hours each week at work, our relationships in the workplace are important drivers of happiness and success, too.

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4 Essential Trends at HCI’s 2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference

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The theme at Human Capital Institute’s conference on performance management innovation this year is “feed forward, not feedback.” ” In an early poll of attendees, most said they were currently looking to transform their performance management, with about 20 percent saying they already use an agile performance management process.

Core Values Are Essential to Company Culture

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“Treat your customers like human beings, and they will always come back for more.”. The above statement is more than just a talking point in business management 101; it’s part of the core values statement of L.L. Bean, one of the most recognizable names in the retail world. It’s not realistic to construct a time-tested values system like L.L. Bean’s overnight; building a brand from the ground up takes time, patience, blood, sweat, and tears.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

Career Path Programs Retain Employees By Helping Them Move Up

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There’s a common refrain in exit interviews — “I wanted a new challenge.” ” Are employees at your company saying it when they leave? And, an even better question — are you giving them opportunities to advance and develop? Hearing frustrations around how to get ahead in exit interviews is one reason Imgur built out a formal career path program.

3 Ways to Stop Women From Getting Vague Feedback in Performance Reviews

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“Your communication style is too aggressive.” ” “You need to strengthen your knowledge of emerging markets.” ” Which of the above statement is more likely to be found in the performance review of a female employee? According to research on performance feedback by Stanford researchers , women are more likely to receive vague feedback (the former), and men are more likely to hear specific, developmental feedback (the latter).

Why a Caring Company Retains Millennials

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Today’s workforce is ripe with a younger generation known as “millennials” (those born within 1982–2000). By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce. According to a 2016 Gallup survey, 21 percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year and 60 percent of millennials said they’d be open to a new job opportunity. One major reason for this shift in employee retainment is due to lack of engagement in the workplace.

How to Get Better Employee Reviews on Glassdoor

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It was my first year as an account manager at Glassdoor and I sat down with the chief human resources officer at a well-known, ~2,500 person tech company on the East Coast.

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.

Driving Employee Engagement With an HR Product

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My friend asked me the other day, “What do you think about when trying to build software?”. You, mostly,” I replied. Puzzled, she asked me to explain, and so I did. Product management comes down to one crucial process: how you approach the problem.

What I Learned About Performance Management From Working at Facebook

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Learning on the job is one of the most important skills anyone could ask for. But, is everyone receiving the right feedback about WHAT they should be learning and HOW to grow? In the last decade, I have been fortunate to work for a diverse set of companies – from a small startup (NexTag) to a mid-sized ad agency (Initiative Media) to a large global corporation (Facebook).

Values Help This VC Choose Investments That (Don’t Just) Empower Women

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When most people think about investing focused on women, they think of putting more women in the boardroom — or making female founders into billionaires — or, as Nathalie Molina Niño told me, the stubborn perception that the category is “fluffy” and only about fashion or period panties.

How to Update Compensation Without Performance Ratings

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GE becomes the latest major company to remove ratings from its performance appraisal system. Earlier this year Goldman Sachs did away with numeric ratings, which are thought to have a negative impact on employee motivation. But for many companies, removing ratings puts compensation into a black box — employees don’t know how their raises and bonuses will be decided, possibly undermining the goal of removing ratings.

The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.

3 Ways to Fix Performance Management

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The explosion of communication channels and tools are shaking up organizations. New software platforms emerging create unprecedented levels of speed, agility, customization, and frequency in inter-office interactions, revolutionizing relationships.