Are Annual Employee Surveys Dead?

WorkHuman

Like kiosks, pulse surveys are a low-friction way of establishing a quantitative benchmark for key HR metrics, with a minimum of effort. I remembered the HappyOrNot kiosk and that sign-on survey when I saw an article yesterday in my LinkedIn feed from David Youssefnia at Critical Metrics. Whether it is a kiosk or a simple, short web or email-based survey, they can be a powerful and targeted tool for measurement and metrics.

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19 Recruiting Metrics You Should Know About

Analytics in HR

Recruiting metrics are an essential part of a data-driven hiring and recruitment analytics. However, if you would keep track of every recruiting metric you could find on the web, you’d have no time left to do actual recruiting! But first, let’s answer the question: What are recruiting metrics? What are recruiting metrics? Recruiting metrics are measurements used to track hiring success and optimize the process of hiring candidates for an organization.

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Employee Happiness: A Top-3 Company Metric

TalentCulture

Today, there are dozens of reports, surveys and statistics that show the correlation between happy employees and important business metrics. The statistics above can help you “sell” the benefit of employee happiness being a key metric that’s measured across the company and routinely reported on, but how do you actually measure happiness? It’s a simple process, but it works extremely well. The post Employee Happiness: A Top-3 Company Metric appeared first on TalentCulture.

Finding Your Hidden Influencers Is Easier Than You Think

RecognizeThis!

I highly recommend a full read of the article as it summarizes quite well the fundamental challenge of most change efforts – they are led by the wrong people. They therefore have an outsized influence on what employees believe about the future, as well as on morale, how hard people work, and their willingness to support—or resist—change.”. This helps establish desired metrics of success as the program evolves). by Lynette Silva. Recognize This!

Money for Motivation: How Incentive Based Pay Works

UpstartHR

The good thing about incentive compensation that is tied to performance metrics like sales or profitability is yes, you can afford it. This is identical to the fixed/variable cost discussion as it pertains to economics as well. If you’re not willing to measure performance and hold people accountable for it, then you might as well scrap this whole incentive compensation thing before you even start.

The ROI of Recognizing Service Anniversaries

WorkHuman

Well, here are three reasons: They don’t feel valued. In addition, an organization can create a metrics dashboard and track their progress. Some sample metrics might include: Overall employee satisfaction – taken annually from survey data. There might also be some specific survey metrics the company wants to benchmark. Time to fill metrics – the number of days it takes to hire a new employee.

Ask These 6 Critical Questions to Assess Management Effectiveness

Visier

The people doing the judging are the investors, shareholders, or regulators, and they have a simple set of metrics: profit and growth. While this may be difficult to determine through metrics, a survey of employees will often identify a few people who are the “go to” members of their organization. A general resignation metric — which also incorporates the turnover of poor performing employees — is too broad to support good quality decisions about management.

What’s a Talent Community?

Achievers

The so-called ‘industry influencers’ are struggling with this as well. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger and volunteer with diverse organizations such as the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition , HR Technology Conference , HR Metrics Conference Canada , Illinois State SHRM Conference , Louisiana State SHRM Conference and many other events in Canada and the U.S. Guest post by Jeff Waldman, Founder & Social HR Strategist of Stratify and SocialHRCamp.

What’s pushing the development of “leaders at all levels”?

HR Times

Posted by Neil Neveras on September 24, 2014. Our Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report points to leadership as the No. This idea is increasingly important because many of the leading companies that are performing well commercially and attracting talent are focusing not just on products, services, and numbers, but on their mission and making a difference in the world.

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The Ultimate Check-List: 8 Manager Essentials

Achievers

Well, what if we told you that the secret weapon to driving employee success was your managers? If retention, engagement and alignment are priorities for your organization (and they should be given their profound impact on bottom line results), use these as metrics and reward managers for meeting targets. When a team performs well, it’s important to be recognized both individually and as a team. Your employees are your biggest and most important asset.

Is Team Chemistry the Next Big Thing in Performance and Rewards?

Compensation Force

More quantitative attention is being paid to how well players improve the in-game performances of their teammates. As Keith will point out, it is the best metric for how an individual player really contributes to the success of the overall team. Bonus/Incentives Metrics/Analytics Pay for Performance Performance Management - General Is "making teams better" the new holy grail of performance analytics?

The 7 Steps to Launch and Maintain a Great Wellness Program

HR Daily Advisor

Ryan, who recently shared her expertise in a webinar presented by BLR® and HR Hero®, is a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts. The 7 Steps to Your Organization’s Comprehensive Wellness Program. Here are Ryan’s essentials to building a successful wellness program: 1. From wellness to engagement to development, the brave new world of HR is here.

Why Your 2015 HR Budget Should Include Applicant Tracking Software

Hyrell

With 2015 budget planning well underway, you’re probably in the midst of defining allocation requests and preparing to defend each line item to senior management. Metrics prove the value of applicant tracking software to the business. If senior management is uncertain about approving the monthly cost of a subscription-based applicant tracking system, metrics to prove the value can help convince them.

Representative Retention: Control Your Customer Service

Hyrell

Think of all the times you’ve hired someone who had every skill or experience you desired, only to find out that they were a nightmare to manage or didn’t mesh well with your existing team members. They work well with customers, but equally as important, they work well with co-workers too. Managing For Success The old adage of “a happy worker is a productive worker” is very much alive and well. What is your current employee retention strategy?

Four Smart HR Recruitment Strategies

Effortless HR

Measure : Set goals and create metrics to determine the success of the program. You might track number of referrals by year or per employee, as well as longevity and performance. Paid sick time keeps everyone healthier by allowing workers to stay home when they’re not well. In today’s competitive business environment, success depends on many factors, but most executives would agree that staffing is the most crucial piece to the puzzle.

12 Employee Motivation Quotes That Inspire

Kazoo

And feel free to comment and share some of your favorite quotes as well! About Kazoo: Kazoo amplifies company culture through its award-winning employee experience platform that delivers engagement, retention, performance management, and improved business metrics. Even the best of us get bogged down. Stress loads are at a maximum high. There is too much on your plate at work, and you find yourself questioning, “How can one person take on this much responsibility?”

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF

Bersin with Deloitte

But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics. Our research showed that these teams struggle with data quality and integration, as well as building the necessary skill sets and resources on the team. The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities.

HR Chargebacks: Avoiding the pitfalls, realizing the benefits

HR Times

Posted by Art Mazor and Gary Johnsen on October 30, 2014. Done well, chargeback programs can offer a number of benefits — HR clarity, efficiency, cost control, and more. Decide what metrics to capture as chargeback variables. Define chargebacks metrics thinking about three distinct categories: – Infrastructure costs. Develop how the metrics will be captured and reported. Validate the metric capture process and costs with the business before going live.

Five Effective Real-World Approaches to Employee Recognition

Kazoo

Through their recognition website, CarltonRewards, any Carlton employee can recognize any other employee for a job well done. This post is by Monica from People Metrics. Employee recognition has proven to be an influential factor in employee retention, engagement, and motivation. Organizations that successfully and consistently implement employee recognition enjoy long-term stability and higher profit margins.

The Truth Is.There Is No Truth

Perceptyx

Ask anyone working in an HR function why employee engagement is important to their company and you will get a complete and well-reasoned response. The notion of engagement, that sense of commitment and purpose leaders hope to instill in their employees, has become well accepted in the 10 years since the construct has emerged and business and HR leaders alike have become passionate about growing engagement in their organizations. Copyright Sarah Johnson, PhD, 2014.

The Pros and Cons of Tying Compensation to Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

Employees often complain that raises and reviews are based on intangibles (how well their manager likes them, office politics, etc.) But this approach demands that managers measure performance as accurately and objectively as possible, basing their reviews on concrete performance metrics and pre-communicated goals. Give your people well-defined guidelines.

It's a Survey, Not Your Dissertation

Perceptyx

But sometimes it’s hard to leave well enough alone. As long as we are asking survey questions, the thinking goes, let’s collect data on other topics as well. Throw in individual and group performance metrics, turnover, absenteeism and before you know it the organization has created a massive database. But like many other things in life, some is good and a lot is, well, a lot.

Heed These 5 Performance Management Realities—Before It’s Too Late!

Reviewsnap

Year after year, managers follow a well-worn routine: Fill out goal forms, track progress, fill out more forms, conduct a formal annual assessment, and then fill out more forms.” No matter what performance management model you use, our businesses and our people move too quickly these days for annual reviews to serve them well. Some will be served well by social tools, some won’t (at least not yet).

The Employee Survey is Dead! Long Live the Employee Survey!

Perceptyx

There is value in a multi-source listening strategy that would include a well-designed and strategically focused survey, scans of employee input on forums, one-on-one conversations, and skip-level discussions to name a few elements. . All this listening without taking action is just, well, listening. It is alive and well in companies that actually do something with the results.

7 Trends to Expect in 2015

Cielo HR Leader

According to the research, others include the continued, unprecedented rise of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), the harmonizing of recruitment and marketing, as well as the changing demands of today’s talent. . Also according to LinkedIn Talent Solutions, 44% of global recruiting leaders agree: quality of hire is the most important metric for measuring recruiting team performance – followed by time-to-fill (25%) and hiring manager satisfaction (18%). 1 in 2014.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

3 Cisco’s study of 2000 of their teleworkers in five global regions provided an estimated $277 million in annual productivity savings, and more than 47,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases avoided. 4 These savings brings with them enhanced reputational and brand value for sustainability as well as leading edge HR/talent programs. But distributed organizations bring with them a set of problems as well as benefits.

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5 Tips To Overcome Being Overwhelmed At Work

TalentCulture

Spend your energy on work that ties clearly and directly to your quarter or annual goals and metrics … in other words, those things that actually move the needle for you and your boss. Exercise and healthy eating reduce stress and increase your productivity as well as your perceived happiness. Work stresses people out. In fact, 1 million Americans call in sick over stress every day and 25% say work is the most stressful thing in their lives.

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Performance Reviews

Namely

When a manager puts in the effort to execute a well-planned performance review, it can actually make a difference in an employee’s work ethic and have a positive impact on the success of the company overall. Don’t wait to correct their mistakes or praise them for their hard work; now is the time to give your employees the feedback they need so they can continue to do their jobs well. Use the best metrics for your company.

Creating Happier, Engaged Workplaces: A Conversation

TalentCulture

Although both employee engagement and job satisfaction relate to key organizational metrics (profit, productivity), we need to take next steps to afford progress. These overlooked opportunities are commonplace, and you shared your perspective concerning contributing factors, as well as what should happen next. In fact, the topic has already been well explored. Organizations must seek balance as well — to foster feelings of trust — so these conversations can occur organically.

“I know the perfect person…”

HR Times

Posted by Robin Erickson on October 21, 2014. THE “PAY IT FORWARD” CONCEPT WORKS WELL. 1 For more information, The Talent Acquisition Factbook® 2011: Benchmarks and Trends in Spending, Staffing and Key Recruiting Metrics , Bersin & Associates / Karen O’Leonard, November 2011. Boosting recruiting and retention through employee referral programs.

Are Trends Converging to (Finally) End Merit Pay?

Compensation Force

Two in particular may well converge to provide the final straw that breaks the back of merit pay. Managers are accountable for, but can use their discretion in, spending those allocated merit funds well. More emphasis on variable pay plans designed to reward specific, pre-determined individual or group metrics? There are a number of movements afoot in the world of work that promise to impact the way we pay people.

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Are You Prepared for the 2020 Workforce?

Cielo HR Leader

of employed professionals “hoped” to leave their job at some point in 2014 , with 52.6% To authenticate Cielo''s firm belief that the measurable, bottom-line impact of superior talent strategies is truly remarkable – that is, investing in culture, engagement, as well as employee growth and well-being – Cielo conducted a global study of more than 750 HR and talent executives from across all industries. Using sophisticated metrics to measure workforce quality.

Analytics Supercharge Talent Management

Peoplefluent

Thursday, May 1, 2014 :00am. To gain insights on how well people are performing and whether processes are operating at optimal levels, human resources specialists, executives and managers require metrics. Analytics Supercharge Talent Management By Mark Smith. Today's guest blog post is from Mark Smith, CEO & Executive Vice President of Research of Ventana Research]. Recruiting, engaging and retaining employees are the essential elements of talent management.

Who Moved My Manager?

Compensation Cafe

I suggested several metrics, including quality of hire, quality of movement and quality of turnover. These metrics look further than the typical KPIs of time to fill, time since last promotion and turnover rate to give a feel for the quality of people who join and leave an organisation under a particular manager. . Note that these metrics still won''t solve the bias problem if ''quality'' is measured by manager review ratings.

Employee Engagement: David Zinger at 60

David Zinger

Today, September 24th, 2014, I turned 60. To reduce engagement to 8 words: good work done well with others every day. To contribute to the development of mobile and daily engagement measures that result in real time metrics for both the individual and the organization. To help more workers around the world realize that work can make them well, really! 21 Employee Engagement Intentions for the next 15 years.