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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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Why This Political Empowerment Startup Put Values First

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When is the right time to set company values? “Yesterday,” many founders will say. Creating company values is certainly a time-intensive exercise that many early-stage companies don’t feel they have the time or resources for.

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The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers

When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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3 Ways to Fuel Employee Performance With Psychological Safety

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In my college classes, I picked up a habit of being the first to answer a discussion question — not because I was eager to speak, but because I found the silence uncomfortable and knew my classmates were reluctant to answer because they feared being wrong.

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).

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.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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.

eNPS Score Is the Core of Data-Driven HR

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Data drives business. Whether it’s supply chain, sales, or finance, analytic information is increasingly reliable for making the best call on business decisions.

Company Values Help This Startup Scale Its Brand

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The key to effective company values is to evolve them with both a company’s brand and business needs. Serenflipity started as a travel experiment — founder Cara Thomas was off to 90-day solo trip to India and Southeast Asia.

How to Know if Your Employee Feedback Should Be Anonymous

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There are two key places for anonymous feedback in a company. The first is feedback directed the company itself. This may look like a suggestion box, where employees can contribute ideas related to the company’s product or perhaps to office culture.

2016 Training Program Best Practices

Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?

10 Things I’ve Learned About How to Be a Great Manager

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One of my many professional goals is to be a great manager.