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Would a 6-Hour Workday Be Better?

HR Daily Advisor

Some believe that the 8-hour workday is an arbitrary number of hours to work—one that needs adjusting. A number of companies in Sweden are switching to the 6-hour workday. Today it seems obvious that this is not a sustainable model—no one remains productive for that many hours straight.

The Wonders of a 6-Hour Workday

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor we discussed the history of the 8-hour workday and some beliefs about how it might be modified with great success. Today we’ll look at the potential benefits of the 6-hour workday. Potential Benefits to a Shortened Workday. Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

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Top 50 HR Twitterati – 2015


Learn more about the metrics and tools we used. Here’s a quick legend for the metrics we used: Number of Twitter followers. Jennifer McClure (@JenniferMcClure) May 22, 2015. — Matt Buckland (@ElSatanico) June 6, 2015. link] — Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) May 15, 2015. CEO [link] — Ted Coiné (@tedcoine) June 5, 2015. William Tincup (@williamtincup) June 3, 2015.

The HR Analyst Job Description: A Day in the Life


I help get Melanie and the kids out the door, then I drop off little man at the sitter’s before heading back home to jump into the workday full speed. Melanie usually gets home with the kids between 4:00 and 5:00 and that signals the end of the workday for me.

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#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR


New research by MRInetwork shows that 90% of recruiters surveyed believe that “candidates are now in charge” – the highest this metric has been in five years. With one question (“How well would you recommend this product to others?”) we can evaluate any product or service.

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Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Talks Goal Setting and Corporate Culture with BetterWorks


and Cisco and is currently a board member of Workday, Lenovo and Alibaba. You’re building goals in a context of the three or four other things you might care about, both in terms of hard-core business metrics, but also the softer metrics around culture and teamwork or leadership or whatever. You can go in there and you can brute-force and say, “We’re going to take a sales company and make it a product-driven company.” Jerry Yang was a co-founder of Yahoo!,

Is It Time for Wearable Tech in the Workplace?

Asure Software

By Tom Loveland, Global SVP of Product Strategy. While Google Glass got shelved earlier this year, there are several innovative companies experimenting with workplace wearables to enhance employee communication and productivity. Large campus environments: Wearables (like Hitachi’s device) can be deployed to capture employee interactions, movements, metrics, and experiences. In just a few short years, wearable technology has gone from birth, to crawl to run.

5 KPIs Every Professional Services Firm Should Track


According to a November 2015 report from Forrester Research, “The State Of Digital Business 2016 to 2020,” executives in professional services expect 49 percent of revenue to come through digital channels or products by 2020. With the industry changing so dramatically, professional services firms need to understand which performance metrics can help them effectively traverse this dynamic environment.

Why Performance Versus Promise Matters in the Cloud World


Industry analysts project that global software-as-a-service (SaaS) spending will continue to grow, from $49B in 2015 to $67B in 2018. IDC research supports this, suggesting that SaaS revenues are growing nearly five times faster than traditional software products. Equally important, from a vendor perspective, is that trust helps inspire customer satisfaction, which is the critical metric for success in the cloud world. Workday has delivered 99.9%

The complicated and troubled history of the annual performance review

Fast Company The Future of Work

Some suggest that the Industrial Revolution’s focus on worker productivity may have contributed to formalizing a standard for judging how well people did their jobs based on their output alongside machines like the cotton gin and the spinning jenny. Flash-forward to WWI and WWII, when the military started using metrics , first to identify and dismiss poor performers and then to rank enlisted soldiers based on their potential to ascend to leadership.

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