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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Future of Work, Now

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Most of us have experienced how the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing everything about the way we live, shop and communicate.

What HR Leaders Need to Know About The Growth Divide

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Innovation, productivity, and sustainable growth are a handful of typical priorities for HR leaders and executive teams. So why is there a huge disconnect between what employers and employees believe is necessary to support these priorities?

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5 Must-See TED Talks to Improve your Employee Engagement

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Employee experience and engagement are at the forefront of every HR leader’s mind; whenever Gallup releases its employee engagement research , we are reminded of the consistently low levels of engagement that continue to burden organizations and leave HR teams scrambling.

The Astrological Guide to Great Management

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A great deal of work, dedication, training, and hard-earned life experience goes into becoming a great manager. But how much of your great manager potential is determined by fate? Let’s look to astrology, the world’s most popular meme, for the answer.

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Reflektive’s Inaugural Performance & Engagement Survey Reveals Key Insights into Impact of 1:1s, Feedback for Employee Engagement

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In May of this year, Reflektive ran its inaugural Performance & Engagement survey to better understand the impact of performance management on employee engagement. The survey was sent to 1,000 U.S. employees from different industries, company sizes, and roles.

How to Leverage Competency Models in Reviews

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Competency models allow management and HR to identify gaps in employee skill sets, align employee behavior with corporate goals, and determine whether an employee is ready for a promotion. What are Competency Models? A competency model is a collection of behaviors employees must possess to be successful in their role or at a specific task. Competency models are more nuanced than job descriptions, as they provide an understanding not only of what the employee does but how he or she does it.

How to Bridge the Growth Divide for More Business and Employee Success

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The Reflektive and Wakefield Research webinar on May 8th about the Growth Divide study and insights was a hit with 96% of attendees scoring it a 4 or 5. We appreciate this feedback and suggest you tune into the webinar, now on demand.

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How To Improve Performance By Encouraging Collaboration

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The ability to work together towards a common goal is one of humanity’s greatest strengths, and one you can leverage to improve performance in the workplace. Teamwork statistics and collaboration research consistently prove collaboration positively impacts productivity. According to a Stanford study , people who are encouraged to collaborate stick to a given task 64 percent longer than peers who work alone, while reporting higher engagement levels, less fatigue, and higher success rates.

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Get a 360 View on Employee Sentiment with Onboarding, Engagement, and Exit Surveys

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Many company leaders assume that high employee engagement and retention are due to mission-driven work or a strong work-life balance. However, there are many other variables that impact these crucial metrics.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

8 Days of Feedback From Santa Claus

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Who is Santa, if not one of the world’s best managers? Somehow, the jolly old man manages to deliver presents to millions of children around the globe every year, all with a smile.

What does best-in-class performance management look like in 2020?

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The start of the new year brings so many opportunities for HR teams. We may be biased here, but we think it’s a great opportunity for companies to assess their performance programs. Per Gallup, only 14% of employees strongly agree that their performance reviews inspire them to improve. What’s more, when companies provide continuous feedback there are powerful business results. The same Gallup survey revealed that workers who receive weekly feedback are: 5.2x

Announcing Reflektive’s 2018 Year in Review

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After 5 years as a company, we finally decided it was time to get to the bottom of important feedback trends. We sought to find answers to questions such as “What is the most popular day to give feedback?”, ”, and “Which day of the week people are most likely to give feedback?”

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Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work

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Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. We must know how we’re performing at our jobs in order to continuously improve and keep our organization moving forward. At one point, we all used benchmarks: From childhood through higher education, we had clear grades presented to us multiple times a year to let us know exactly where we stood in comparison to a mandated rubric. Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. Click To Tweet.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

The Next Big Thing for People Management

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If people are a company’s most precious resource, why are so many of the tools in today’s HR tech landscape so slow to identify why your employees are disengaged? According to Gallup , disengaged employees cost the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity.

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What Your Employees Really Want [RESEARCH]

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New data reveals a significant gap between what employees expect and what companies deliver when it comes to performance management and growth. At Reflektive, we call this the Growth Divide. I recently shared with HR Technologist the key steps to address the gap.

How to Deliver Effective Peer-to-Peer Feedback

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Many employees struggle to write feedback about colleagues, and understandably so. Whether it’s because they’re worried about how their feedback will be perceived, don’t want to cause tension in a close working relationship, or feel uncomfortable reviewing a peer, the process is a source of anxiety for many. We’re here to put your mind at ease about peer-to-peer feedback.

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How This Digital Agency Created a Global Culture of Performance

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It’s no secret that the old performance management process is out. Ratings, annual reviews, and clunky software systems are no longer practical or functional for the modern organization.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Robots in the Workplace: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way we work — there’s no doubt about it. For senior leaders, increased computerization promises efficiency and low-cost productivity — better profitability is in our grasp. For human resources, AI will take jobs away, replacing human workers.

First-Time Managers: How to Get Started

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After years of hard work, you’ve just been promoted to a managerial position. Chances are you’re feeling proud, excited, and probably more than a little nervous. How will you handle conflicts with team members? How often should you meet with your direct reports? Will your team respect you and trust your leadership? Ideally, first-time managers have been properly mentored and prepared for their positions, but not every company has a leadership or new manager training program.

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How to Optimize Workplace Conversations for Better Business Success

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Effective communication in workplace environments isn’t always easy, as the traditional annual performance review illustrates. If you only meet once a year, both manager and employee are often guarded and defensive — hardly the best mental state for real, meaningful communication. Under such circumstances, misunderstandings and conflicts are possible, and many an employee has left an annual review confused or angry as a result.

All You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Strategies

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Companies depend upon employee engagement for multiple reasons: higher productivity, better morale, lower turnover rates, and other, more ephemeral reasons, such as trust in management and self-confidence. Employment engagement strategies aim to foster engagement that’s in tune with company values and corporate culture. WEBINAR: Thinking Outside the Perks: Recruiting and Retention to Improve Employee Tenure. The Problem with Employee Engagement Strategies.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018

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2018 will be a good year to be in HR. At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Anna Tavis , Ph.D. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says.

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The Importance of Recognition in the Workplace

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Want to join the HR Roundtable and contribute insight to a monthly hot topic in HR innovation? Email dani@reflektive.com for more information. A good compliment goes a long way.

Hilarious HR Lessons We Can Learn From ‘The Office’

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At Reflektive, we’re big fans of “The Office” TV show – for the humor of course, and also for the case studies in workplace dynamics! While often exaggerated, these types of characters and stories get to the core of what you’d find in almost any office in America. But what are the most important takeaways, especially for human resources professionals?

5 Steps for Managers to Crush the Mid-Year Performance Review

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Performance evaluations are stressful times for employees, who often view approaching reviews with dread — especially if they only meet with managers once or twice a year. Mid-year performance reviews can be equally stressful for managers, who may struggle to balance the need to provide constructive criticism with the natural desire to avoid conflict with their team. Performance reviews don’t have to be nerve-wracking.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Strategic HR vs Compliance HR: What’s the Difference?

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Compliance has traditionally been HR’s main focus and area of responsibility. HR is expected to ensure the company meets all legalities concerning employee treatment while making sure employees understand workplace handbooks, codes of contact, and similar issues. Compliance HR continues to have its place in modern human resources, but growing access to employee data has seen the rise of strategic HR and the alignment between human resources and company goals. Defining Compliance HR.

Better Together: Performance and Engagement

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In today’s tight labor market, competition for talent is fierce. HR leaders know that to retain their best people, employee engagement is critical. Yet being able to keep a pulse of actual employee engagement is a struggle. It’s hard for companies to understand employee engagement on a continuous basis, and even harder for them to act on their engagement insights. We realized that we could help solve these customer problems by pairing engagement surveys with our performance solution.

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Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

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Increases in technology and employee management strategies have driven home an important point: employee engagement is important to business success, and yet woefully ignored. Gallup reports only 15 percent of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. American workers are twice as likely to be engaged, but even so, that leaves 70 percent of employees who are disengaged at work. DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK: 51 Hacks to Become a Better Manager.

How 1-on-1 Profiles Help Managers and Employees to Work Better Together

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Employee performance and success are most likely a challenge in your fast-changing, digital business environment. And there’s no need to fan the flames of this challenge with unnecessary disengagement between managers and employees. Right? SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Employee Check-Ins.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

How To Encourage Greater Diversity In The Workplace

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As national demographics change, so do the faces of your workforce. Today’s employees are much more diverse than they were a generation ago; Women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and members of ethnic and cultural minorities all have an increasingly important presence in the workforce, and that’s a good thing. Increasing diversity in the workplace exposes employees to different perspectives, encouraging creativity, innovation, and productivity. Why Grow Company Diversity?