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INTERVIEW: Dr. Jac Fitz-enz on Human Capital Metrics

HR Bartender

In 1977, you founded the Saratoga Institute (SI), which is well-known for its work in human capital metrics. Is there a place in HR for both metrics and analytics? If they only had time to focus on a handful of metrics, which ones should they consider?

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

Lighthouse

This is evidenced by our recent study on talent acquisition priorities , where half of talent leaders said that they were focused on improving the recruiting process over the coming year. Well, that depends on several things, including the recruiting process.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five

Here is what the experts are saying we can expect for employee engagement in 2017: 1) Employee Engagement Will Grow…Slowly. This often takes the form of software platforms where employees are asked metrics-based questions.

HR State of the Union: 2017 Edition

UpstartHR

This is strategic HR communication at its best, and it could become a valuable tool to allow leaders to peer into the inner workings of the HR strategy while allowing HR leaders to share key results areas as well. Common metrics? What’s the well-being of your staff?

Gaps in Planning Impact Ability to Manage Benefits Costs, Says Study

HR Daily Advisor

A new study explores the complexity of managing benefits and the value of multiyear planning to better position Human Resources as business strategists to the executive suite. Download the 2017 HUB Benefits Barometer Study: Why Human Resources Must Take a Long-Term to learn more.

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4 Key Reporting Metrics for HR Leaders

Motus

This same line of thinking also applies to which metrics HR leaders should focus on to achieve business success and this definition of success will also vary from business to business.

3 HR Metrics That Matter

Zenefits

In fact, according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, 71 percent of companies report that people analytics – “using digital tools and data to measure, report and understand employee performance” – is a high priority in their company. I asked human resources experts to weigh in on the HR metrics that matter most, and why. #1 Labor productivity is a critical HR metric because it encompasses several important aspects of human resources.

4 Strategic Drivers of General Motors’ Adoption of Recognition Technology [Case Study]

Lighthouse

Some quick stats on GM, one of the most well-known companies in the world: More than 170,000 employees globally. — Ben Eubanks (@beneubanks) September 12, 2017. — Ben Eubanks (@beneubanks) September 12, 2017.

3 Examples of Evidence-Based HR in Action

UpstartHR

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop based on metrics, evidence-based HR, and change management. You want to find information from a study or some other data-backed approach that helps to lend credibility to your eventual decision.

15 employee engagement ideas to try in 2017

Interact-Intranet

Well it may be hard to believe, but even with all the attention that report’s gotten, our situation is no less dire. The report includes a number of other troubling statistics as well, such as that 51% of employees are currently looking for new jobs. Employee Engagement in 2017.

Tracking employee health metrics: Great idea or big mistake?

Insperity

Some wellness programs ask employees to volunteer information, such as whether they smoke or exercise. A word of caution: Be careful about implementing wellness programs that require participation, or penalize employees who are unable to participate. If not designed correctly, these wellness programs can violate federal laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

15 HR Analytics Case Studies with Business Impact

Analytics in HR

For this article, I have collected 15 of the best HR analytics case studies I’ve come across in the past two years. Each of these case studies are connected with a concrete business impact. For each case study, I will refer to their original publication.

Your Organization’s Last Differentiator: Human Capital

HR Bartender

To do all of these things well, an organization must harness the intangible qualities of people and understand the same of their customers.

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People Analytics Case Study: How HR made customers happy

Analytics in HR

At AIHR we get a lot of requests for case studies to make the analytics process more tangible. In their new book, Predicting Business Success , Scott Mondore and co-authors provided one of the most interesting studies we’ve come across.

Developing a Talent Analytics Function: Build, Buy, or Borrow

Lighthouse

It can’t be static and based on a single snapshot in time, and that includes our discussion of talent analytics as well. These dashes contained a wide array of metrics – everything from time to fill, to phone time, to pipeline funnel metrics.

Reduce Gender Bias Using Data-Driven Performance Reviews

Visier

Countless studies have shown the equal economic contribution women make in the workforce, yet companies still struggle to achieve the goal of equity, particularly in the areas that affect women’s upward movement the most: promotions and compensation.

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Driving Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management

15Five

Companies with highly engaged employees outperform companies with disengaged employees on all accounts, including higher profitability, productivity, customer metrics and decreased turnover. How much are disengaged employees costing your company?

The Untapped Resource Startups Can Leverage To Design The World’s Best Workplaces

15Five

The quality of these programs are important because they influence key people metrics including employee engagement, retention, and productivity , as well as customer satisfaction. However, once a study is found, the research itself can be both complex and theoretical.

Employee Engagement: How to Measure What Matters

Achievers

Aon Hewitt, in their 2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement Study , found that engagement levels have dropped for the first time in five years and Gallup recently reported in its State of the American Workplace report that a full 70% of U.S.

New Tech Tools Key to Improving Engagement

Ultimate Software

engagement since 2000, and countless studies over the past 17 years have verified the tremendous impact engagement can have on corporate success. employee engagement rate has remained relatively stagnant since it first began tracking these metrics, despite substantial corporate investment.

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The best leaders test their opinions with data

InforHCM

More specifically, a well-cited Harvard Business Review research article found that ambition, assertiveness, and pessimism were 3 of the top 4 personality traits differentiating high-performing sales people from their low-performing co-workers.

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Leadership Insights: What To Do When Your Employee’s Heart Just Isn’t In It

15Five

Well, not according to this disheartening Gallup post : Measuring workers’ contentment or happiness levels, as well as catering to their wants, often fails to achieve the underlying goal of employee engagement: improved business outcomes.

10 Reasons To Shift To A Data-Driven High Business Impact HR Model

Visier

Unfortunately, a study by AICPA revealed that only 12% of CEO’s were confident with Human Capital metrics. One of the best ways to find out how to become more strategic is to analyze the characteristics of other well respected and better-funded high business impact functions.

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How High-Performing Companies Manage Employee Performance [New Research]

Lighthouse

Recently we wrapped up an amazing new project, the 2017 Lighthouse Research Performance Management, Engagement, and Business Results study. Source: 2017 Lighthouse Research & Advisory Performance Management, Engagement, and Business Results Study (n=258).

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017

SnackNation

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017. Well, it’s not as easy as it seems. Employees give their co-workers gaming “gold” for jobs well done. Their goal is to “leverage technology to improve the wellness of the world.”

5 Employee Engagement Strategies to Try When the Going Gets Tough

CultureIQ

How do these tie into performance discussions, reporting metrics, and company goals? In fact, in the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Study , flexible arrangements are linked to improved employee performance and loyalty. According to research by Gallup, only 31.5% of U.S.

Dave Ulrich: Teaching HR the Language of the C-Suite

HR Daily Advisor

Dave] Well, when you read that Steve, I feel tired. When we study, “Does the HR’s person ability to do analytics have an impact on the business results?” Well, but it’s analytics, it must be good.” Well, I’m an analytics person; I must be right.”

Five Organizations Recognized for Next Practices at i4cp's 2017 Conference

i4cp

Ford, Intel, Cigna, Ingersoll Rand, and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee recognized with i4cp’s Next Practice Awards Five leading organizations were recipients of i4cp's 2017 Next Practice Awards in recognition of their implementation of outstanding innovations and achievement in the advancement of people practices. The winners were announced today at the i4cp 2017 Conference: Next Practices Now , in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Case Study: Fox Motors Hires 1,400 Employees Through Partnership with Hireology

Hireology

The leadership team was looking to drive consistency across all Fox Motors locations, as well as set up new stores up for success as they join the Fox family through acquisitions. We recently pulled together a case study featuring several key metrics as a result of the relationship.

eNPS Score Is the Core of Data-Driven HR

Reflektive

But what if companies used similar metrics to evaluate employee engagement as they do for customer loyalty? Let’s look at how engagement and data intersect, and a core metric you should be using to assess employee satisfaction. Data drives business.

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Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. The Kapor Center for Social Impact recently released a study investigating this exact topic. Their “ Tech Leavers Study ” delves deeply into the reasons individuals move on from tech positions, particularly people from minority groups.

Building a Talent Development Program for Millennials

Everwise

In studies , Millennials have been shown to be mission-driven, extremely collaborative, and positive about flexible work schedules. Flexibility in talent development programs will also resonate well with many Millennials.

The Connected Employee

EmployeeConnect

The original intent of the Hawthorne experiments was to study how physical working conditions affected worker productivity. High-performance teams are well-suited for competing in the global economy for a variety of reasons: Synergy: high-performance team members have diverse and complementary skills and experiences that produce combined effects far greater than the individual abilities of team members.

Employee Referrals: A Players, Diversity Hiring, and Key Benefits

UpstartHR

Hiring A Players with Referrals Data from one study shows that referrals are the best source for finding quality hires. Another expert says that referrals should be one of the top metrics that talent acquisition leaders focus on. From an analytics perspective, being able to track quality of hire, time to fill, and other metrics and tie them back to the referral source is an incredibly valuable practice. Employee referrals are not a new topic in the HR and recruiting space.

What To Do When Employees Bring Personal Struggles Into The Workplace

Get Hppy

But what if their personal problems begin to take over their work life as well? Studies show that almost half (47 percent) of employees admit that their personal problems sometimes have an effect on their workplace performance. Keep your other employees in mind as well, though.

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The ROI of Onboarding

Everwise

In a 2015 Equifax study , it was found that over half of people who left a job in the last year did so in the first year of their position. Employees who are onboarded well are set up with long term attitudes and behaviors that will aid them in continued success.

Using people analytics to get to High-Impact HR

HR Times

Posted by David Fineman on August 3, 2017. Without accurate data, metrics and operational reporting may as well not even exist. Source: Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2017.