HR Metrics – Connecting Goals to Organizational Strategy

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Human Resource Metrics are a crucial way of analyzing the successes and failures of your department’s outreach, influence, programs and processes. Allow your metric data to guide you financially and highlight your best talent, serving as proof of your impact and a record of progress.

Leaving the Present in the Past

HRchitect

Then, look at the big picture metrics such as FTEs involved, cycle times, and quality for the entire process. Use your extra month to see demos, check references, and carefully review contract terms. Written by: Bill Buttimer.

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Cost-per-hire metrics, demystified

Workable

Cost-per-hire (CPH) is one of the most intriguing recruiting metrics. Their cost-per-hire formula is quite simple: Costs and number of hires both refer to a certain measurement period (e.g. SHRM and ANSI define this additional cost-per-hire metric.

Reference Checks: Neutral is the New Negative, and Getting Negative Info is Gold.

The HR Capitalist

Got a webinar going today related to making your Talent/Recruiting metrics more strategic, and candidates knocked out by reference checks is one of many topics. When someone calls you up for a reference check and you do anything short of saying they''re unbelievable (they provided your name after all), it''s not being borderline neutral. Neutral is the new negative with reference checks.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About User Experience (UX)

HR Bartender

The UI refers to the visual appeal of the solution. Rooted in design engineering disciplines, UX is a careful mixture of art and science that focuses on using objective metrics from real end-users to help drive design decisions.

‘Time to Fill’—Worst Metric Ever?

HR Daily Advisor

Since “Time to Fill” is a metric determined by how much time hiring managers (HMs) take to fill a position, it’s a terrible measure of recruiter productivity. Reference check and offer approval. Recruiting is a challenge for 2015.

Talent Acquisition Systems Effect on the Candidate Pipeline

HRchitect

Talent Acquisition Systems have evolved to assist HR Recruitment in creating a strong candidate pipeline to refer to as hiring needs escalate. Access to social media outlets, company branding, workforce planning, advanced metrics, easier integrations and more. Written by: Reggie Wilson.

Changing is NOT Transforming!

Cornerstone On Demand

Change management anchors itself with a reference point of the past to become better at what was and currently is, while a transformation has a reference point of the future starting from today.

HR’s Most Controversial Articles of 2015

marenated HR

2015 was a year for uncovering some faulty practices and making some pretty clever, yet controversial analogies. I’ve put together the top posts (IMHO) that stuck out to me in 2015. See more controversial posts from 2015 here: Click To Tweet.

In the Face of Big Data, Interviews Are Obsolete

Cornerstone On Demand

For starters, most companies are still using the interview and reference checks as the holy grail of predictive science. Pre-employment tests add objective and predictive metrics to the sea of subjectivity upon which managers now base hiring decisions.

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HR’s Most Controversial Articles of 2015

marenated HR

2015 was a year for uncovering some faulty practices and making some pretty clever, yet controversial analogies. I’ve put together the top posts (IMHO) that stuck out to me in 2015. See more controversial posts from 2015 here: Click To Tweet.

Fact or hype: Do predictive workforce analytics actually work?

Visier

Visier applies what could be referred to as Continuous Machine Learning. Consider a “crawl-walk-run” approach in your graduation from metrics to true Workforce Intelligence. This one is for you, Bill Kutik. At Visier the security and privacy of our customer data is our highest priority.

How to Recover From a Decade of Lost Employee Engagement

Cornerstone On Demand

In the survey, retention was the most frequently used metric to gauge the effectiveness of engagement programs. Blessing White would refer to them as “free loaders ,” those who are content and deriving maximum satisfaction from the job but contributing little to the organization).

Ultimate Software and Customers — Partners for Life

Ultimate Software

This metric is noteworthy because it transcends feelings of overall satisfaction with our technology and represents an endorsement of our brand. The referring employee loves where they work so much, they would recommend it to their friends and family.

Strategic HRM (HR Carnival)

UpstartHR

Amit Bhagria of Young HR Manager gives us his insights on strategic HR in 2015 , and what I particularly liked was the initial review of the previous year’s high level changes to consider (mobile, social, economic, etc.) This week I’m hosting the Strategic HCM themed HR Carnival.

What It Really Means To Humanize Work

WorkHuman

She referred to neuro-scientific findings that show how the brain literally expands through play. It is laudable that we have begun to measure what really matters, that we have started to implement metrics for wellbeing, happiness, and purpose.

4 New Ways to Help Analyze Talent Pools

TalentHQ

While some of these methods may sound a bit futuristic to HR professionals, the employment world is moving toward an environment where intuition and references are but starting points to profile job candidates.

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How to Sell Older Clients on Newer Recruiting Technology

Spark Hire

When you are talking with your clients about using newer technology in their recruiting process, be sure that you reference the time it will save in the process. In your metrics, be sure to track not only the data for newer technology, but also include the same data on older technology.

How Time-Off Affects Your Bottom Line

nettime solutions

Using this as a reference, let’s take that percentage and tally it up against the average amount you spend on payroll for an employee. Oftentimes managers overlook the importance of how employee time - off affects expenses.

Does Your Company Walk the Talk? More Results of Our Employment Branding Survey

HR Daily Advisor

391 participants responded to the Employment Branding Survey, conducted in June 2015. Start on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, with a new interactive webinar, HR Metrics Best Practices: How Big Data Drives Big Decisions. Trying to make the best use of your HR Metrics?

9 Crucial Rules to Remember When Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

Insperity

You want them to feel accountable for metrics and committed to meeting their goals. With the right preparation, you should be able to refer back to the facts to explain why you’re having the meeting. Have you ever heard your car make a noise that didn’t sound right?

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

Compensation Today

Organizations who prefer the less formal terminology may refer to these as guidelines. Not just the amount, but the payout period, who is eligible for what, the metrics the employee is measured against, and so forth. Download the free 2015 PayScale Compensation Best Practices Report.

Organizations Have Needs, Too—A Hierarchy for HR Professionals

HR Daily Advisor

Safety” refers to the absence of any type of perceived threat. Basic metrics and reporting, budgets, compensation plans, performance review tools, and communication systems are all examples of organizational infrastructure. By Amanda C. Richards, MS, MA.

Build the Bottom Line by Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement

FlashPoint

They learn continually, accept promotions, refer qualified job seekers to the organization, and commit to staying and growing with the organization, at least for a couple of years. With this in mind, here are some of the metrics you can look at to determine employee engagement.

Passive Recruiting Encourages Relationships And Conversation

TalentCulture

The goals of passive recruiting is building relationships, conversation, and eventually metrics. By examining a few key metrics of passive recruiting, and then understanding how to incorporate these metrics into your recruiting and branding process.

4 Ways to Increase Your Goal Achievement

TalentCulture

Make sure the team knows the specific goals and the metrics for success. While productivity often refers to doing more every minute, increasing velocity to goal means deciding where not to spend time and resources.

Prepare Your Questions For #HRTechWorld and #HRTechConf

In Full Bloom HR

For 2015, I’ve done a thorough update and added more of my own thoughts on the answers to these questions. So I have referred a lot of business to capable colleagues, suggested useful reading / conferences / discussion groups /etc.,

Use OKRs To Achieve Bold Goals

TalentCulture

Key results are the target metrics that prove you’ve achieved the objective and how the team will know IT has succeeded. Finally, don’t lower or abandon the metrics when it looks like you may fail; get as close as you can and learn from the stretch.

Inside the Brain of the Passive Candidate: Candidate Response Rate

Entelo

The missing piece boiled down to one metric: the candidate response rate. In the industry, this is referred to as passive candidate sourcing (a somewhat weak phrase for a critical company activity, but that’s a topic for another day).

Team Up for High Performance

Workboard

Even people with decades of experience look for reference examples!). What business results or performance metrics was the assignment intended to improve? Our team is smart, fast, fun and diverse. That diversity makes for a better product and team.

The Employee Referral Strategy That Will Burst Your Hiring Pipeline

Entelo

Referred candidates are more likely to get hired, more likely to stick around, and more likely to fit in with the team. By now, you've certainly instituted a program to incentive your team to refer as many candidates as possible.

Use OKRs To Achieve Bold Goals

SAP Innovation

Key results are the target metrics that prove you’ve achieved the objective and how the team will know IT has succeeded. Finally, don’t lower or abandon the metrics when it looks like you may fail; get as close as you can and learn from the stretch.

Diversity, Leadership and Performance: i4cp Report

HRExecutive

The link between diversity and business performance was one of many topics address during the i4cp 2015 Conference , held this week at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Upping your game: From functional experts to business advisers

Bersin with Deloitte

Its first step was to develop a learning measurement and evaluation charter that defined the factors critical for capturing learning data: a consistent framework, prioritized metrics, standardized data, a data governance processes, tools, and technology. Capturing line-of-sight metrics.

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9 Crucial Rules to Remember When Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

Insperity

You want them to feel accountable for metrics and committed to meeting their goals. With the right preparation, you should be able to refer back to the facts to explain why you’re having the meeting. Have you ever heard your car make a noise that didn’t sound right? Even as the noise grows louder, you put off getting it fixed. Then one day, your car breaks down. The realization that you could have avoided the problem earlier hits you like a punch to the gut.

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. Be professional and do what’s asked of you (because you care about your own reputation and the reference you get, and because as long as they’re paying you, it’s reasonable of them to expect that of you), but switch into active job searching mode if you’re not there already. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How can I coach an employee to have more professional polish?

3 Ways to Curate Your Hiring Plan for 2016

Entelo

Understanding this metric (let’s say on a quarterly basis, to start) can help you decide how you want your team to allocate their time between scanning resumes, and searching for people.