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Defining Effective Communication

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What you say matters. It’s important, as leaders, that we understand the difference between good and poor communication. That being said, the difference isn’t always clear. We hear different advice and perspectives on what’s effective—especially in our current environment. Good communication has three facets: Clarity. Transparency. Impact. As leaders, we have the responsibility to deliver the right message at the right time in the right way, particularly during times of change and unrest.

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Current State of the Workforce: A Snapshot

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SHRM Snapshot of the Effect of the Pandemic on Business. What you need to know about the changing environment. It’s no secret that we are approaching a new normal for businesses and for workforces. The COVID-19 crisis has been devasting for many business owners, leaders, and employees worldwide. SHRM publishes a bi-weekly pulse of how the pandemic is impacting US businesses—information we see as being extremely valuable to HR departments, CEO’s, and all business leaders across the country.

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The Power of Beauty and Recognition

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A Powerful Lever During Challenging Times. In a critical time, emotions tend to be expansive, ranging from lows to highs in a moment’s notice. Employees might turn from fear to anxiety to gratitude to gratefulness all within a few hours. The level of severity and change COVID19 brought upon our world, our businesses, our workforces, and us as individuals amount to a level many of us have never seen before. And, in turn, high and continuously changing levels of emotions.

Who Do Your Employees Trust?

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The Importance of Communicating with your workforce during times of crisis. Point of View, Bill Erickson, Co-Founder, WSA. This question is taking on a new and expanded sense of significance. For many of us, a related but even more important question is—who CAN we trust? The Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 provides clear evidence that trust, in our most important institutions, is deteriorating substantially, nationally and internationally.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

What Professional Hockey Can Teach Us About the Science of Talent

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I’m a sports fan, and this is a sports story. Some of the most fun and educational experiences of my career came from when I have been able to work closely with professional and college teams in several different sports. If you’re not a sports fan—in fact, if you’ve had it up to there with sports metaphors in business—take heart. First, this story is about hockey—a sport I admittedly knew absolutely nothing about at the time.

Selecting the Right Employee Engagement Index

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Using the Right Engagement Index is Critical to a Successful Engagement Process. The ultimate purpose for finding the most precise index for measuring and benchmarking employee engagement is to ensure accurate identification of actionable management factors that cause employees to want to work harder, stay longer and care more.

Selecting the Right Employee Engagement Index

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Using the Right Engagement Index is Critical to a Successful Engagement Process. The ultimate purpose for finding the most precise index for measuring and benchmarking employee engagement is to ensure accurate identification of actionable management factors that cause employees to want to work harder, stay longer and care more.

Engage and Equip

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Understand the Process. Engage and Equip. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees. Related Videos.

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Moving the Needle on Engagement

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Understand the Process. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

What is Employee Engagement?

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Understand the Process. What is Employee Engagement? Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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The Role of The Manager

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Understand the Process. The Role of The Manager. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees. Related Videos.

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Measuring What Matters

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Interpret Your Results. Measuring What Matters. Related Videos. Understanding Your Survey Results. Understanding Your Survey Results Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what. Measuring What Matters. Measuring What Matters Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer.

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Understanding Your Survey Results

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Interpret Your Results. Understanding Your Survey Results. Related Videos. Understanding Your Survey Results. Understanding Your Survey Results Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what. Measuring What Matters.

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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Tips for Boosting Engagement

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Understand the Process. Tips for Boosting Engagement. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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Employee vs. Customer Feedback

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. Forty years of employee research – lessons learned. Companies have been conducting employee surveys for many decades, mostly with mixed results. In far too many instances, the periodic employee survey, sometimes expendable, has been an obligatory act of leadership to see what leaders could learn, if anything, by listening to their employees.

Employee Vs Customer Feedback

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. Forty years of employee research – lessons learned. Companies have been conducting employee surveys for many decades, mostly with mixed results. In far too many instances, the periodic employee survey, sometimes expendable, has been an obligatory act of leadership to see what leaders could learn, if anything, by listening to their employees.

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How to Improve Employee Engagement: Six Powerful Practices

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When designing and setting up an employee engagement survey, the overriding consideration is to ensure the utilization of good science. But it’s not just about good science. Even more, it’s about the right science. To get the science right, you must include the right items.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

360 degree feedback

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Creating an effective 360 degree feedback survey means understanding the difference between 360 degree feedback surveys and employee engagement surveys. They both serve different purposes and should be used according to what your business wants to accomplish. Know the Difference. Use the right question items on the survey. The single biggest mistake made by most companies when designing their 360 degree feedback process is using items that are inappropriate for this type of survey.

Employee Engagement Timing

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Getting employee survey timing right. When it comes to employee engagement, timing and balance are critical. Similar to many things in life, too little or too much of any given thing can cause outcomes we didn’t intend. For example, if you have too little time for yourself, you may start to feel unappreciated, tired, overwhelmed and frustrated. Likewise, too much time to yourself can start to build feelings of loneliness, self-doubt and sadness.

Four Employee Choices that Impact Your Business

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How to Recognize Employee Engagement. The Employee Engagement Picture, Know it When You See It. If you had to sum it up with a single concept, employee engagement is all about psychological ownership. When I become engaged, when I feel a sense of ownership, the company ceases to be your company and becomes my company. It doesn’t matter whether or not I own a single share of stock.

What is Employee Engagement?

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What is Employee Engagement, Really? And What is a Good Employee Engagement Definition? Employee engagement is the measure of how far an organization can go with the talent they have. For peak performance, culture and engagement go hand-in-hand. Culture is the difference between an ordinary group of people and a unified organization. Culture and Engagement are two parts of a transformational whole. A simplified way to look at it is culture is “the who” and engagement is “the what.”.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Six Proven Pitfalls of Designing an Employee Engagement Survey

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When designing and setting up an employee engagement survey, the overriding consideration is to ensure the utilization of good science. But it’s not just about good science. Even more, it’s about the right science. Use our six proven pitfalls to avoid key mistakes and ensure your employee engagement survey is designed with the right science so your organization can see the powerful outcomes of doing employee engagement done right. Forcing A Direction.

Bookmark This! The Rise of Human Experience Management #HXM

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re human. And we want to be treated as such. This includes our work experience. Yes, we’re technically an employee or a manager or maybe a freelancer, but we want to be treated as a human.

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

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There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

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Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

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When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

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I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale

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Employee morale doesn’t simply translate into how happy your people are; it’s a direct reflection of how healthy your company culture is, how well you and other leaders are communicating with teams, and how effective your managers are.

4 Tips For Making Every One-On-One Meeting Count

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The most powerful coaching tool a manager has is a one-on-one meeting. These meetings are dedicated time for managers to learn important information about their employees and offer useful feedback in real-time.

Pilot Groups or Sandboxes: Which Is Better for Your Implementation

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It’s always a good idea when we’re creating change or implementing something new to make every attempt to mitigate our mistakes. In software development, many organizations use a process called agile to do that. Agile is when a larger process is broken down into smaller steps or milestones.

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Positive Product Design™: A New Direction For Technology And Human Potential

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“Technology has the potential to increase the tonnage of human happiness on our planet.” – Martin Seligman , father of positive psychology, TED, 2004. How is it that life has gotten so much better for people, but they feel so much worse?

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.