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Executive Freelancers: An Interview With Antoinette Forth

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Everyone knows work is changing, but it’s the breadth and magnitude of that change that we’ve yet to fully understand. That’s especially true when you look to independent workers in this country. The U.S. workforce is now 35 percent freelance , and it’s growing quickly. In February, Deloitte reported that 51 percent of executives planned to hire freelancers more this year than they did in 2015.

Build a Team of Personalities: One Consultant’s Approach to Improving Employee Engagement

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Personality tests like DISC, Myers-Briggs, Caliper, and others are a standard part of the hiring and onboarding processes in many organizations , but their results aren’t widely shared and discussed. For most employees, these personality tests can seem like a waste of time, or, worse, an invasion of privacy. What’s the value of these tests and how can we make better use of this kind of information while team building? Nathan Smith has his own approach.

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The Great Generational Shift: How Employers and Managers Can Prepare

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While there are always different people of different generations working side by side in the workplace, today there are as many as six different generations, depending on which demographic definitions one uses. The workforce is aging on one end of the spectrum and getting younger on the other. In the middle there is a gap, with the prime age workforce shrinking as an overall percentage of the workforce.

The Best Way to Advocate For Growing Your Team

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If you’ve ever worked for a startup or high-growth company, you know how much time, work, and energy each person invests in their role. There are long hours, sleepless nights, and grueling work involved. Oftentimes, you find yourself doing the work of multiple people, which isn’t sustainable and leaves you feeling like you could accomplish much more if you just had a bit of help.

Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

Why Career Planning Matters

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Human capital is every business’s greatest resource. Which is why attracting and retaining talent is critical to a company’s success. While salary and benefits are important, emerging Millennial leaders often prioritize personal growth and purpose over compensation. In fact, a comprehensive, global survey of employees and HR leaders by Reed Consulting revealed that one of the top reasons for employee attrition is lack of opportunities for personal and career development.

Learning to Influence Others

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One of the toughest things to do is persuade others to follow your lead when you’re not their direct manager. And yet, having influence can be an indicator of leadership potential. It can also help you work your way up to manager. Which is why it’s the fourth most requested focus area among nearly 10,000 participants in Everwise’s mentoring program. Influential leaders can win support for their ideas, spark collaboration and ultimately lead to stronger results. Influencing people.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

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So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. You’ve been meeting for several months. How do you know that your partnership is actually working? And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee? While every relationship is different, a pattern has emerged for us as we’ve run hundreds of mentoring partnerships. These five signs point to a successful partnership.

Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking

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The ability to think strategically is one of the most important leadership traits you can have. It also makes you a highly effective leader. A 2013 Management Research Group (MRG) study found that strategic thinking was the most important leadership quality to perceptions of “success” and “effectiveness” in the workplace — twice as important as communication. In other words, employees value leaders who are not just focused on solving today’s problems but who are looking to the future.

Everwise Named Top HR Product of 2016 by Human Resource Executive

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From day one at Everwise, our goal has been to reimagine the way today’s workforce stays connected to the people and resources they need to thrive. We knew that building a best-in-class talent development solution would be a determining factor in our success. This is why we’re excited to announce that Everwise has been named a recipient of HR Executive’s 2016 Top HR Products.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Top-Down or Bottom-Up Management: Which is Best for Your Business?

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Creating an effective management culture has countless positive effects on your organization. Employees will feel better connected to the business’ mission and goals. They’ll be more engaged, productive, and motivated — all of which encourages them to remain at your company longer. In fact, managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement. . There are generally two approaches to effective organizational management: top-down and bottom-up.

Moving Toward A Coaching Leadership Style

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Effective leadership techniques have evolved over the last decades, and continue to become more refined. Though the workplace hierarchy is still alive in most organizations, the way leaders relate to their reports has changed to keep up with the times and make employees more productive. Command-and-control style leadership has fallen out of fashion. Your job is to do what I tell you,” is no longer sufficient in this age where knowledge and innovation is paramount to success.

HR in 2017: New Bersin by Deloitte report predicts most disruptive year ever

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If anyone has a crystal ball into the trends that will shape and redefine how HR leaders approach their work, it’s Josh Bersin, Principal at Bersin by Deloitte. Yesterday, Bersin released his annual predictions report titled “ HR Technology Disruptions for 2017: Nine Trends Reinventing the HR Software Market.”

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Designing an Impactful Employee Learning Experience

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Organizations of all sizes are seeing a greater need for learning and development (L&D). According to the 2017 Training Industry Report , spending on training climbed nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. And with good reason, L&D programs help support critical business objectives, from top-line growth to ongoing employee development. Continually learning is the only sustainable way to keep employees engaged. Leadership is critical, raises are important and titles matter.

3 Ways HR Can Enable Your Employees to Thrive in the Modern Work Environment

Speaker: Candace Giesbrecht - Director of the Remote Performance Academy at Teamit

In this session, Candace Giesbrecht, Director of Teamit’s Remote Performance Academy, will unpack evidence-based approaches to leading more effectively when working apart and explore HR’s unique opportunity in today’s distributed workforces.

How Technology Will Transform the HR Organization

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HR professionals are ultra savvy about employees’ needs and how companies can use technology to increase retention, and down the line, boosting corporate profits. Indeed, the proliferation of HR tech startups gives a sense of how mainstream this use of technology is becoming. Arriving technologies will also be used to change how the HR function itself will be undertaken.

The role of mentors in L&D programs

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Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

HR in the Work From Home Age

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The number of companies with partial or entire workforces telecommuting or working remotely is increasing and employees are working from home for a variety of employers, across industries. A 2014 national study of 1,051 employers with 50 or more employees at for-profit and nonprofit organizations conducted by the Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resources found that: 67% of companies allow some employees to work some regular paid hours at home occasionally.

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

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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. The latter of which is where he earned his stripes as the world’s first ever Chief Learning Officer. When someone with his expertise shares insights on how organizations are shifting their thinking around L&D and it’s impact on business—we take note!

Preserving Culture in the Digital Workspace: A Conversation with An Employee Relations Expert

Speaker: KristyAnne Thompson Boyd, Head of Employee Relations & People Operations and Member of the Forbes HR Council

Recently, scheduling 1:1 time for any HR process -- or even a quick check-in -- is bogged down in a back-and-forth scheduling. So how can we reform our processes and eliminate this feeling of missing an integral part of the employee experience?

Creating a Women’s Development Program

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How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Building Connections with Peers

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There’s a lot of value in networking with someone higher up the ranks, but there’s just as much to be said for cultivating relationships with your peers. Fostering connections with people your own age, sometimes called “horizontal networking,” can be just as beneficial. Becoming friendly with people who are at the same career stage you are can be helpful now and down the road. You never know who might become influential in a few years time.

How To Master Public Speaking

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As we progress professionally, inevitably the opportunities to speak come up more frequently, This can be in front of a team at a meeting, at a company all hands, or an industry conference. These opportunities are exciting but can also be nerve-wracking.

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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is the awareness of and the ability to regulate one’s own emotions and tune in to others. And according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report , it will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020.

Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

When it Comes to the Workday, How Short is too Short?

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Are you still “working 9 to 5”? The revolutionary eight-hour workday, introduced by Henry Ford and later immortalized in song by Dolly Parton, might be falling out of favor. . In the past few decades, research has uncovered a lot about worker productivity and the factors that increase or decrease it. Simultaneously, technology has made it possible for knowledge workers to do their jobs from almost anywhere, including those at large enterprise companies whose operations span the globe.

This Interview Question is Now Illegal in Massachusetts

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In an effort to close the gender gap when it comes to equal pay, Massachusetts just passed a sweeping equal pay bill that, in part, makes it illegal for employers to ask for the salary histories of prospective employees.

Motivating employees close to retirement

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Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. Approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers have reached this stage every single day since 2011. And by 2035, the U.S.

Announcing the New Everwise Platform

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We’re excited to announce the newest version of the Everwise platform. As part of our vision to help employees reach their full potential, this update further develops the connections you have to the people, resources, and feedback you need. Specifically, this update supports learning experiences that: Help define meaningful and relevant development goals on an ongoing basis. Encourage action-oriented learning to support on-the-job skill mastery.

The Power of HR & Automation: How to Keep the “Human” in Human Resource Management with Technology

Speaker: Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG

Shifting existing teams over to new digital processes during remote times can be a challenge, especially when teams are focused on maintaining the ever-illusive sense of "culture." Join Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG, for this indispensable discussion on the future of work and HR tech.

Supporting Your Employees’ Personal Brands

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The idea of “personal branding” has been around for years. However, it may feel like a relatively new phenomenon, as people are spending increasingly more time perusing and posting interesting news and personal updates across their multiple social media accounts. While everyone was still their own brand pre-LinkedIn and Facebook, it was less obvious, captured in a neat one page resume.

Pitfalls of Working Sick and How It Affects the Workplace

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“Contagious presenteeism” is an erratic plague that businesses worldwide are fighting to get rid of. The term, which was recently coined by researchers studying employee behavior trends, refers to the act of ignoring one’s ill status and going to work sick, while increasing the risk of infecting other individuals in the space. Most businesses are aware of the negative effects of contagious presenteeism , but some don’t know why workers are resorting to such actions.

10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

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In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. This could be due to the benefits that mentorship has in terms of developing up-and-coming employees in the organization. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development.

Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

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Erin Lynn has worked in the regulatory compliance department of Allstate Dealer Services for most of her professional career. In that time, she’s grown from an entry level legislative analyst into, as Lynn says, “nearly every role that’s in my department.” That includes, most recently, moving into a managerial role. Never one to stop or pause her career development, Lynn is currently focused on further developing her skills in three key ways.

Your Global Compliance Playbook: Onboarding Best Practices

A well-structured onboarding process plays a vital role in welcoming new employees and helps them quickly become productive, engaged, and loyal. This guide offers key practices to compliantly onboard your new international remote workers.

How This Citizen Of The World Applies His Experiences Towards Mentorship

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An avid traveler since a young age, Gregory Wade considers himself a “citizen of the world.” He’s applied his passion for understanding global perspectives to his career, leading teams and driving growth at BlackBerry in Asia Pacific, Canada and the United States along with Samsung on a worldwide scale. Most recently, Wade established a Vancouver- and Sydney-based management consulting partnership as Chief Strategy Officer.

21 Quotes That Show the Purpose and Impact of Mentors

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“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill. Here at Everwise, we believe firmly in the power of giving back by mentoring others. To establish the next generation of leaders. To foster career development. To increase job satisfaction and retention. The benefits go on and on. There are a multitude of ways to mentoring impacts others.

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How Millennials want to Work and Live

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There are more Millennials in the workforce than any previous generation, including Baby Boomers. In a study by PwC, researchers found that Millennials already form 25% of the workforce in the US and will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020. It’s clear that Millennials will be a powerful generation of workers and that those with the right skills will be in high demand. However, companies have yet to pinpoint what makes Millennials tick.

How This Leader Is Helping More Women Find Their Voice

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Jennifer Hedding, SVP of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, shares how she leverages her role to encourage women to be bold, connect with others and to use their voice in the workplace. And to good effect. As SVP of HR, Hedding leads the human resources team that is responsible for HP Enterprises 40,000 technical and services talent, or better said as, “the engine that drives a 28 billion dollar business”.

Become an HR Leader by Mastering Asynchronous Communication within Your Organization

Speaker: Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting

Is your team overworking, battling zoom fatigue, or struggling to find time for deep work? Break the dependence on synchronous communication that may be getting in the way of your organization’s success and productivity.Join Laurel Farrer, Founder and CEO of Distribute Consulting, for this illuminating discussion on optimizing intra-organization communication.