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8 Benefits of Teamwork in the Workplace

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When people define teamwork, they usually describe a group of people working efficiently and effectively towards a common goal. The term itself has no negative connotations — bad teamwork is simply a lack of teamwork. However you define teamwork, there’s little doubt working as a team in the workplace is advantageous. The importance of teamwork to corporate culture cannot be underestimated, as it brings multiple benefits, including: 1. Increased Creativity.

Influencing with Data: Driving Executive Buy-in for Engagement Initiatives

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You have it down to a T: launch your annual engagement survey, analyze the results, and decide on the engagement initiatives you want to pursue. But when you present your recommended programs to leadership, they hesitate.

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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.

The Power of Team Performance Conversations

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The role of teamwork in the workplace continues to expand, with more than 81% of employees frequently working in teams. However, many organizations still struggle to drive effective collaboration and alignment both within and across departments. First, traditional performance technologies and programs have historically centered on the individual, rather than the team. Second, those same technologies focus on past performance, rather than continuous improvements.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Does Having a Bad Manager Mean that You Will Become One?

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What makes a bad manager is a question that has plagued managerial studies for years. The question isn’t about the characteristics of a bad manager — bad manager traits are pretty easy to spot. Instead, the question is more about whether exposure to a toxic manager encourages an employee to develop bad manager traits when they attain supervisory positions. . It’s a question worth asking. Bad managers can lower productivity, reduce morale, and drive away talent.

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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.

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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Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

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A great company culture goes beyond work perks. While those special perks (free gourmet lunches, for example) are thrilling for new hires and a great tool for recruiters, they aren’t enough to keep your best employees engaged over time.

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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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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.

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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8 Ways to Build a Culture of Teamwork in the Workplace

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Building an effective team is one of the great challenges — and rewards — of management. According to recent research conducted by Reflektive, the vast majority (81%) of the survey group said that they frequently work as part of a team; however, teamwork is still a major pain point. . Forty-six percent reported working on teams is difficult due to different working styles, and more than 90% of workers find it difficult to contribute in a meaningful way in teams of six or more people.

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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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

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.

How to Find the Right Goal Setting and Tracking Methodology for Your Business

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Without goals, your company will likely drift aimlessly while your competition sails on to success. Having clear goals, and tracking against said goals, will keep you moving forward. That said, no matter what types of goals you want to accomplish, you won’t get far without a goal setting and tracking system. Below are four of the most popular goal methodologies. Read on to determine which is best for your organization. SMART Goals.

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Is Performance Management Broken? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Extensive research in the past few years has focused on improving and gauging success of traditional performance management methods. But even with upgrades like 360 reviews and calibration, performance management falls short of accurately measuring performance due to persistent bias.

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.

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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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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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.

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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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

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.

Quick Tips for OKRs

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OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) guide large-scale goals, usually at a company or departmental level. An OKR defines an objective as a process requiring substantial effort to attain and includes a series of measurable key results to track progress. The purpose of an OKR is to push companies forward with challenging goals. . As such, you need to take a different approach to OKRs than other goal-setting systems.

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Using Employee Engagement Surveys to Boost Morale

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Employee engagement is intimately tied to workplace performance and employee retention: morale improves and productivity increases while attrition rates drop. Knowing why employee engagement is important is only half the battle, however. You also need to know how to engage employees when times get tough. Learning how to engage employees can be elusive, as every workforce and corporate culture has different values and challenges. So what do you do when you have an employee morale problem? .

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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.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

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?

Why Align Employee Goals and Objectives With Business Goals

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Recognizing and nurturing employee goals and objectives is part of any good manager’s responsibilities. Employees who have regular career conversations with managers are generally highly engaged and motivated. And according to Harvard Business Review , 71 percent of companies rank employee engagement as very important for overall organizational success.

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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.

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.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.