To drive engagement, focus on career development


Numerous studies have shown that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from higher retention rates and productivity. Some of the top drivers of engagement include work-life balance, strong communication from management, performance feedback, and career development and training. In fact, a 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce study found that the two biggest factors that influence engagement are base pay and career advancement.

In the World of Career Development, One-Size-Fits-All Is Dead

Get Hppy

Career development remains front and center for job seekers and employers alike — candidates want it and companies want to offer it. However, not all career development strategies are created equal. How are you focusing on individualized career development?

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How career development programs can reduce turnover


Effective career development programs and strategies can not only help reduce turnover but hopefully increase productivity and profits. The post How career development programs can reduce turnover appeared first on HappyOffice. Career Growth Employee Engagement

Which Is Better: Employees Who Have Purpose or Are Engaged

HR Bartender

I would say employees with a sense of purpose are most productive. When it comes to what makes us our most productive, it seems to me that we need both passion and purpose. So in order to be productive, an employee needs passion and purpose.

10 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

HR Bartender

If the business changes or a competitor introduces a new product or service, it could mean a goal is no longer important. Career Development Strategy and Planning Technology and Social Media Training and Development goal setting HR software technology

Technology: Cause or Solution to Employee Burnout

HR Bartender

And helps to make me more productive. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking the KronosWorks 2016 in Orlando, FL. Career Development Employee Engagement Technology and Social Media Well-Being and Wellness technology well-being

Career Fitness: Necessary for Long-Term #HR Success

HR Bartender

Career fitness defined. Well-being has several components: physical, relationships, financial, community, and career. The other parts of well-being include financial, relationships, community and career. Now let’s talk about the last component: career.

High Performing Organizations Have Leadership Diversity – #LeadLikeAGirl

HR Bartender

Women have and continue to create, discover, and innovate new products and services for the global economy. It will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 prior to the conference. I just had the conversation at the Association for Talent Development Conference.

Your Employees Need a Good Night’s Sleep – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

The last thing any of us want to do is deliver a substandard product or service. Career Development Well-Being and Wellness employee well-being well-beingAn essential element to well-being is wellness. There is a difference. Wellness focuses on our physical health.

Why Your Organization Should Consider an Internal Hackathon

HR Bartender

A hackathon is an event during which participants collaborate, conceptualize and test new products or services. The conference is October 4-7, 2016 in Chicago. Last year, I interviewed Steve Boese, co-chair of the HR Technology Conference , on the topic of hackathons.

The Future of Worker Productivity


Less pure output and more holistic wellbeing, productivity is driven by the employee experience and technologies that can give leaders greater insight. Last week, I wrote about worker productivity from the perspective of economists and the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rising Above the Noise – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Be sure to check out the Top Five Workplace Trends for 2016 from The Workforce Institute at Kronos. When we talk about noise from a business perspective, it might be tempting to think it’s only marketers pushing out information about their product or service and not engaging with customers.

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Developing a Well-Trained Workforce: Insights From Legendary CLO Steve Kerr


As a legend in the world of Learning and Development, Steve Kerr has a storied career championing leadership development at companies like Goldman Sachs and GE. Some company leaders will be resistant to investing in training and leadership development.

Don’t Let Executive Productivity Tank

HR Daily Advisor

Most companies lack a formal training process for internal transfers—to the detriment of productivity and quick success. Returning to maximum productivity takes months. An additional 33% of respondents take 4 to 6 months to return to maximum productivity.

Peer-to-Peer Feedback: An Opportunity to Activate Employee Performance

HR Bartender

At this year’s HR Technology Conference, they announced the availability of SilkRoad Agile Performance , a solution designed to help organizations activate employee performance with apps for check-ins, goals and reviews that maximize productivity, engagement and alignment with corporate objectives.

Career Insights from Melissa Berger, PR Pro


She’s been in PR for most of her career representing talent, producing events, orchestrating brand launches, and on and on. She was kind enough to take time to share some career insights from her life. Mentors have been the catalyst for several of Berger’s career advancements.

Employee Well-being Needs to Include Retirement Plans

HR Bartender

Not just from the standpoint of the many different HR functions: recruiting and onboarding , training and development, compensation, etc. but from the variety of backgrounds that transition into HR careers.

One Executive’s Advice on Being An Effective Mentor


So I’m not saying that’s my everyday, but right now with the state of development that we are in and that’s probably what 50% of my days are like. She relayed to me, “ This developer already has a manager. Orland Yee is the first to admit he works too much. “

Key to Sustainable Success: Developing Middle Managers


However, the dissolution of the career ladder as well as persistent job insecurity have eroded mid-level managers’ sense of loyalty. The role they play in increasingly flat organizations should justify investments in their development.

Best Employee Engagement Articles Of 2016


As we reflect back on 2016, we want to applaud the countless organizations who committed to their ambitious sustainability and engagement goals this past year. How Any Company Can Support The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals .

Technology as Enabler of 2016 HR Trends: Personalized Learning and Transparency


This article serves as an extension (or “Part Two”) to that piece: Technology: The Enabling Force Awakening HR as a Strategic Partner In 2016. This feedback is used to provide continuous coaching and development of employees rather than waiting until the end of the year.

Reduce the amount of time you spend in meetings


As you develop expertise and rise in seniority, people will seek your input more often, leading to more meetings on your calendar and less time to get work done. Understanding the meeting’s purpose will also help participants stay on topic, creating a more productive meeting environment.

How Noise and Distractions are Killing Office Productivity – And What You Can Do To Fix It.


Loud coworkers, impromptu brainstorms or meetings, phone calls, or even digital distractions such as mobile devices and social networking sites can all lead to lower productivity and less focus on actual work. For more workplace productivity solutions, please visit

managers are killing employee performance

O.C. Tanner

Managers are worse at developing their employees than at anything else they do. Talent and career development are powerfully effective tools. Your best employees – the ones you need most – want one thing from you most of all: to support their growth and career development.

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees


Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would. His goal: to make his company the best place in Colorado to launch and accelerate a career in high tech.

Looking Back: 4 Realities of Talent Management in 2016


As the year comes to a close, let’s examine how some expert predictions for 2016 came to pass in the last 12 months. Managers want insight into their team members and how best to support them in their development. All your employees need to love our products—not just HR.

11 Podcasts To Fuel Personal Growth and Leadership Development

Unbridled Talent

I’m a voracious consumer of content in the areas that are of interest to me – specifically leadership, entrepreneurship, speaking and personal development. Interestingly, I’m not a good book reader (fixing that is a goal for 2016).

How Managers Can Develop Rapport With Their Teams


In work situations, having a healthy rapport can predict the productivity of a manager’s team. And logic follows that the better the relationship, the more productive the team. The best way to develop that manpower is through development, productivity, and communication. Kerr led the Warriors to a record-breaking 73 wins in the 2016 regular season, leading the team to their second straight NBA playoffs. What does it mean to build rapport?

Overcome Talent Shortages by Exploring Untapped Talent Pools of ‘Unretirees,’ Says Report

HR Daily Advisor

Be it young or old, more than one-third of global candidates (34%) perceive their age as their biggest barrier to career development, according to a global study conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions, part of ManpowerGroup.

Just How Bad Are We at Engagement?


That survey, completed in August, shows most businesses are “not in tune with their employees’ perceptions of engagement, training and career development,” according to Saba’s release.

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Reasons Your Turnover Is High

HR Daily Advisor

We all know that turnover comes with costs, including recruiting and training costs, lost productivity, and increased short-term costs like overtime for other employees—all of which can add up quickly.

5 Ways to Help Employees Build a Career Path They'll Want to Pursue

ATD Human Capital

The days of a career trajectory being described as “climbing the ladder” are gone. Instead, employees are now on a career path. Here are five ways managers can use internal talent mobility to help employees carve out a career path they’ll want to pursue: #1.

What Happens When Employee Motivation Is Low


Lower productivity and performance. No Career Development Prospect. Demotivation is a real obstacle to building efficient work relationships that are productive and constructive. Lower individual productivity. According to Gallup ‘s research, only 13% of employees would be motivated by their job worldwide. And with 63% of employees being “not engaged”, how can such low levels of motivation be explained?

How Noise And Distractions Are Killing Office Productivity – And What You Can Do To Fix It


Loud coworkers, impromptu brainstorms or meetings, phone calls, or even digital distractions such as mobile devices and social networking sites can all lead to lower productivity and less focus on actual work. Understanding the challenges of these distractions and how to address them are critical to developing a collaborative environment. These workers were more likely to say that blocking out distractions increases their productivity and improves their mood.

SUSTAINING INNOVATION IN THE MILLENNIAL AGE – The Primary Reason Startups Out-Innovate Corporates


Through case studies, I demonstrated how young and mature companies can transform their culture and business processes to remain competitive– from both product and talent perspectives. . Advice for HR Career Development HR Technology Social Media in HR