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How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

HR Bartender

For more detail, ATD also offers a book, “ Creating a Mentoring Program ” that includes how to conduct activities such as the launch meeting, celebrations, check-ins and closures. One last thing to consider is developing the metrics for evaluating the mentoring program. So the metrics should correspond to those goals. Measures of organizational impact are those metrics that help the organization achieve their goals.

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Stop Wasting Time Measuring HR Data


Learning: what is more valuable in business terms, measuring training completions or measuring changed behaviors based on the training? But if you are truly looking at how your training is changing the organization and making people work smarter, then completion information just isn’t enough to do that. General MetricsPlease. For goodness sake, please stop measuring HR data. See, I know why you’re doing it.

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What’s Your Most Useful Metric? More Results of Our HR Metrics Survey

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we shared some of the results of our nationwide survey on HR metrics. Today, more of our findings, including measures of turnover, compensation, and training. 604 individuals participated in the HR Daily Advisor ’s HR Metrics Survey, conducted in April 2015. Turnover is clearly a very important metric for the HR professionals we surveyed—78% of participants measure it. Compensation-Related Metrics. Benefits and Metrics.

How to Create a Data-Driven Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

From increasing leadership effectiveness to analyzing employee performance to developing training for increased customer loyalty, the impact of a data-driven culture runs far and wide. When you're just beginning a data program, focus on a single metric or goal that can prompt a larger conversation about the impact of analytics, Schmidt advises. While employees may be a company's greatest asset , it is data in the hands of these employees that can truly make a difference.

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Make Your Presentation Relevant: Sample Metrics for the C-Suite Audience

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor, we shared tips on presenting HR metrics to the C-suite from guest columnist and business consultant Bridget Miller. Today, Miller elaborates on specific metrics that may be of interest to your executive team. What metrics should you present? To decide on proper metrics, the HR team will need to assess the needs of their organization and meet with their executive team in advance to be on the same page in terms of what is important to each team member.

How HR Can Tackle Diversity Using the Rooney Rule


In August 2015, the need for more workforce diversity was spotlighted in a big way when President Obama issued a call to action to technology companies, encouraging them to hire more women and minorities by implementing the Rooney Rule. Dropbox is committing to unconscious-bias training for all it’s employees (over 1,200 people), and to regularly release data on the diversity of its workforce. Here are a few demographic metrics you should be monitoring: 1.

How JetBlue Created a Data-Driven Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

From increasing leadership effectiveness to analyzing employee performance to developing training for increased customer loyalty, the impact of a strong analytics program runs far and wide. The company's Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation (AME) team sits within JetBlue University — a centralized training department that oversees employee learning and development. How does the AME team use data to inform training initiatives?

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The Riveting Headcount Story That Can’t Be Ignored: Bringing HR Numbers to Life, Part 2


The company also re-organized its product development organization to incorporate a team of customer subject matter and usability experts alongside software developers, so that it can continue to innovate with new software releases that meet market demand. We cannot meet our aggressive development pipelines with this high level of churn. focus on training.

Boundary Theory, Work/Life Balance and Mindfulness


Many of us dismiss the notion of mindfulness as sort of a squishy, new-age idea—and one that perhaps doesn’t have an awful lot to do with building an effective work culture or any of the metrics that rule our HR lives, like retention or engagement. But turns out that training some sort of mindfulness might be just the tool we need to help our employees effectively build emotional boundaries between work and life, even while all the edges are blurred by our 24/7 working lives.

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100 SHRM Chapter Seminar Program Ideas


Hands off: supervisor training essentials. How to keep people awake in training (without using coffee). How to make your meetings engaging and powerful. 13 insights you can get from HR metrics. The Next Generation: Moving from metrics to analytics. Why you need to train your supervisors. Anylearning: How to encourage employees by offering non-work related training.

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Implementing Your HR Solution Should Be a Positive Experience…Seriously!


You’ve done your due diligence, evaluated more Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions than you thought possible and selected the right one to meet your needs (PeopleStrategy eHCM, no doubt). Here are some things to consider: Have you established the key success factors / metrics for the implementation? Identification of training requirements.

Keeping Those Candidates on the Line

HR Daily Advisor

Start on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, with a new interactive webinar— Hone Those Recruiting Skills! Let them know what time and where they will be meeting, and with whom they will be meeting. Join us Tuesday, October 20, 2015, for a new interactive webinar, Hone Those Recruiting Skills! How, by utilizing metrics and data, exceptional recruiters can take the guesswork out of determining the most effective sources, assessment approaches, and candidate closing approaches.

what to say to an employee who’s requesting too much time off, training the person who’s taking your job, and more

Ask a Manager

I am working on establishing these metrics with them and getting to know how they work. She has no real filter for what comes out of her mouth and doesn’t understand that certain topics shouldn’t be brought up in meetings with coworkers, especially high-level bosses. We have to train the person who will be taking our jobs. To make matters worse, they actually sent someone over from India and made us train him in how to do our work. It’s five answers to five questions.

HR Meets Technology: 10 Facets Of Culture

SAP Innovation

Here are my ten facets of HR meets technology and why culture remains a top priority: HR as a discipline is gaining traction. times more likely to train for analytics skills and 5 times more likely to hire analytics professionals – including talent analytics. To leverage the best metrics and insights requires a tremendous scope of imagination; a vision based on more than streaming data. HR is experiencing a watershed moment.

The 4 Metrics You Need to Gauge Employee Performance


However, the 2014 Global Assessment Trends Report from CEB found only half of respondents use talent metrics to prove ROI, and only 45 percent currently use objective measures of potential to guide development and succession plans. But where employee performance metrics are concerned, less is more. In an effort to accurately gauge the performance level of your employees, consider scaling down from too many subpar measurements to these four tried-and-true talent metrics: 1.

4 Ways HR Can Impact Culture and Engagement Now 

HR Cloud

For the first time this year, culture and engagement was rated the most important issue overall in Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report. Nonetheless, to truly be successful and be noted as an industry leader, organizations need to spend 2015 focused on making engagement and culture the #1 priority. Time zones and a lack of in-person meetings are no longer an excuse NOT to be involved in business planning beyond your local office.

The 7 Things You Just Won’t Find in Less Engaged Companies

TLNT: The Business of HR

Many executives rise through the ranks without much management training , so it’s vital for HR to teach leaders and managers to stretch and develop employees in accordance with their natural capabilities. Don’t pursue engagement for its own sake — As it becomes increasingly possible to measure and track engagement accurately, some companies start “managing to the metric.”

6 Myths (And Realities) About HR Tech You Need to Know About

Spark Hire

Once you’re familiar with the technology, then you’ll need to train your staff to use it. Do they understand your brand and have they tailored solutions to meet your needs? Here are a few common HR tech tools and the metrics you can use to better test for success: Video interviews: Video interviews are all about speed and screening. As with any new tech tool that claims to make our work lives substantially easier, there’s often a lot of talk surrounding HR technologies.

The Ultimate Subjective Thought Leader List

marenated HR

Placement on a list on my little blog isn’t going to give them some high they haven’t already experienced from speaking to packed rooms, being quoted in magazines or having their byline on a book/event/training/etc. Steve Boese ( @SteveBoese ): I remember meeting Steve for the first time. Not to sell stuff or increase any metric that I’m aware of, but because that’s genuinely part of his personality.

21 fresh employee engagement ideas

Compensation Today

People are smiling, meetings promote real innovation, and everyone is focused on producing the best work while having fun. According to PayScale’s 2015 Compensation Best Practices Report , unsatisfactory pay is the main reason people leave companies, which is no doubt why 63 percent of employers said a primary compensation objective is “retaining top employees.” When employees want to move up, onsite training and learning incentives make this possible. Tess C.

CoP Facilitator Tasks That Create a Sense of Community and an Environment that is Welcoming

Conversation Matters

either in a periodic community meeting or as part of another meeting or training session . Market the community to potential members (speak at meetings, brown bags, orientation meetings, etc.). Periodically review community metrics to see how the community is doing and where you need to focus your attention and energy. I have been implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) since around 2000.

10 Rules for Employee Retention Your Competition Will Hate


All the time and money you spent hiring, training and growing your people suddenly becomes a gift to your competition. These metrics will help you give your employees clear direction and ensure their work stays on track. Consider productivity-based metrics that focus on your employees’ ability to meet deadlines. If you meet or beat the criteria, then it should increase your chances of retaining and attracting talent. No one said break-ups were easy.

5 Steps to Creating a Merit Matrix

Compensation Today

Calibrate with managers to ensure there is consistency in how employees are rated (is a performance rating of 3 meeting expectations or exceeding expectations?). Let’s say your company has a robust performance management process in which employees are rated on series of categories/metrics and their overall score is an average of all scores in each category, usually carried out two decimal places (i.e.

5 Powerful Human Resource Trends in 2016


In 2016, the biggest barrier to CIO success is the subject of talent and specifically, how we, as business leaders will hire, retain and train not just our future organizational leaders but the regular old Joe or June average employee. It includes training, engagement, culture and HR administrative tasks. These are all things that things that are extremely hard to quantify from a metrics and analytics standpoint. This blog is part of a 2016 Trends Series.

PayScale Tools for Today's Comp Pro! Compensation Glossary: Part 1 of 4

Compensation Today

Not just the amount, but the payout period, who is eligible for what, the metrics the employee is measured against, and so forth. Jobs classified as Exempt do not have the same regulations in place and therefore must meet specific criteria to qualify for exemption status. Download the free 2015 PayScale Compensation Best Practices Report.

Organizations Have Needs, Too—A Hierarchy for HR Professionals

HR Daily Advisor

Along the same lines, someone who is lonely and unsatisfied in their personal relationships will be more concerned with meeting that need than with a sense of realizing his or her potential as a human being. physical needs can take precedence at almost any time in someone’s life, and we are never completely unaware of the breadth of all of our human needs), generally speaking, individuals find ways to meet their needs and over time progress upwards in the hierarchy. By Amanda C.

4 Top Trends To Watch: HR Meets Technology

SAP Innovation

Congratulations, class of 2015! And they expect tech to meet their needs no matter what those needs are, including applying for and doing their job. From recruiting and search portals to training and other services, the bottom line in user adoption — and engagement — is simplicity. Mobile is normal: Does the class of 2015 even have the patience to sit down at a laptop and do a job search?

10 Ways to Create an Employee Engagement Culture


Your employees will have a much easier time meeting expectations if they understand what they are. Giving employees specific goals, as well as the training, tools, and resources needed to perform their job will foster employee motivation. Founded in 2013, Kazoo grows company culture and improves bottom-line performance metrics through its robust engagement platform that delivers recognition, rewards, incentives, and team insights.

Is It Time for Wearable Tech in the Workplace?

Asure Software

To further the legitimacy of wearable technology in the workplace, here are several ways your organization might leverage wearables to advance your business: For training: Headsets and GoPro cameras can help co-workers share their on-the-job experiences in real-time or on demand. Large campus environments: Wearables (like Hitachi’s device) can be deployed to capture employee interactions, movements, metrics, and experiences. By Tom Loveland, Global SVP of Product Strategy.

4 Steps to Turning Your Expense Data into a Powerful Asset


Is it nearly impossible to meet your budget, because your employees are spending too much on certain expense categories, like hotels or client dinners? In a 2015 study by PayStream Advisors , 56 percent of businesses said that cost reduction is their top focus for improvement this year, while 41 percent said overall process automation was among their goals. Analysis requires comparisons, so you must compare it to a meaningful metric.

Developing Your Talent Management Strategy Is Just Good Business


You have goals and metrics around everything—everything, that is but talent. And a Harvard Business School study says that over eleven years, organizations with a “performance management culture” increased their net income by 765 percent while those with performance management as a standalone process, not connected to training and development or the culture, increased their net income by only 1 percent over the same time period.

10 Rules for Employee Retention Your Competition will Hate


All the time and money you spent hiring, training and growing your people suddenly becomes a gift to your competition. These metrics will help you give your employees clear direction and ensure their work stays on track. Consider productivity-based metrics that focus on your employees’ ability to meet deadlines. If you meet or beat the criteria, then it should increase your chances of retaining and attracting talent. No one said break-ups were easy.

Employee Training: HR Learns From Elementary School Educators

SAP Innovation

Corporate learning programs have to adapt to all types of learning styles, and include formal, informal, social, and experiential learning – including meeting experts, having time to reflect, and games to test your learning,” said Bersin. 21 st Century learning metrics. Of course, corporate learning requires a different kind of metric than school-age curriculum. For more creative approaches to corporate training, see How To Impact Training The Right Way.

Lessons from our research: Ways to build a diverse, inclusive organization

HR Times

Posted by Josh Bersin on December 17, 2015. We just completed a two-year research study (our 2015 High-Impact Talent Management research ) and the results are profound: among more than 128 different practices we studied, the talent practices that correlate with the highest performing companies are what we call building an “Inclusive Talent System.” Global Human Capital Trends 2015 Explore the trends.

Warning Letters: What Can You Do If You Get One?

Women of HR

If you are not included in meetings, if your boss ignores your calls or doesn’t meet with you, if you learn about changes after everyone else, and if you feel excluded by your co-workers, a warning letter may be coming your way. Ask your boss to put in writing what success looks like by giving metrics and time tables so it is crystal clear what you need to do and by when. Prove that you have not been included in meetings or have not had access to important information, etc.

We’re Growing, We’re Hiring, And You May Be the One We Have Been Looking For!

The Perfect Hire

Provides executive-level representation at high-stakes meetings with prospects, clients, and technology/ platform partners. Business strategies, as well as their associated metrics. Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

15 Recruiting Techniques to Hire Like Box


Fast forward to 2015, Box is a publicly traded company with nearly 1,600 employees, and the cloud is a virtual seventh heaven. We took note of Box's sourcing tactics, and the metrics and tools they used to build one of the top hiring orgs of all time. Did you have a formal training program for getting recruiters ramped up? There was no formal training. We were driven by metrics in a bit of a different way.

Why You Should Hire Candidates for Potential


This isn’t to discourage recruiters from making their counter offer, but if time-to-hire is a hiring metric you’re keeping a close eye on, sticking too close to your guns to find the perfect fit can mean the position stays open much longer than expected. The grapevine linking recruiters and hiring managers already has a long, tangled history, which is why it’s important for the two to meet to align expectations for a qualified candidate.

Dispelling 10 Myths About Healthcare RPO Partnerships

Cielo HR Leader

Unlike staffing agencies which are entirely transactional, RPO partners track qualitative metrics such as hiring manager satisfaction, quality of hire and candidate satisfaction. They also provide frequent and consistent reports on these metrics. Cielo Healthcare provides fully transparent metrics on your team’s performance. Experts with deep domain experience evaluate current operations, identify needs and customize solutions to meet the organization’s goals.

Ten Ways to Better Manage Performance


To get at the heart this, consider these 10 ways to improve your performance management process for 2015. On the other hand, if the review form defines level 3 as “Meets Expectations,” where the “employee displays solid performance that consistently meets expectations and position requirements,” it offers more clarity. When employees self-rate, they need to provide metrics or reasoning to support the rating. Provide training for managers and employees.