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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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Lucky 13: Reflektive Ranked #13 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

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Just a week after our 5th birthday as a company, we are happy to announce that we were ranked 13 th in the Nation and 3rd in the Bay Area on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 ™, recognizing the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

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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The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

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.

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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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 Give Feedback if Your Office Dog is a Millennial

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This is part two of our series on giving your office dog their performance review. Please find the first guide here. Congratulations! By deciding to give your office dog performance feedback, you’ve made the pivotal first step in developing your office dog’s career.

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.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

Be Thankful for Feedback: Both the Positive & Constructive

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As we approach the end of the year, many companies will be conducting annual reviews in the weeks ahead. While annual reviews are a source of anxiety for many employees—the Growth Divide survey found that 54% of employees report feeling anxious or stressed during their performance review period—they are also a key time for feedback, and that’s something everyone should be thankful for! SEE ALSO: Reinventing Performance Management: Customer Stories.

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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 to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

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The famous saying goes, “employees don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers.” In fact, according to Gallup, 75% of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers. This matters because employee turnover is incredibly costly for organizations. SHRM reports that replacing a salaried employee costs an organization between 6 to 9 months of an employee’s salary on average. If you’re looking to increase your costs (!) and lose more employees (!!),

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Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

What Dashboards You Need to Make Informed Talent Decisions

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HR wears many hats in today’s business landscape. They’re responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, payroll, benefits administration, compliance, and much more. But in order to be a true strategic partner in an organization, with a seat at the executive table, they need compelling data. And more than that, they need compelling ways to track and present data. That’s where dashboards come in. DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK: 51 Hacks to Become a Better Manager.

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Webinar Recap: 7 Keys to Choosing a Performance Management System That Works

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Reflektive recently hosted a webinar with Meghan M. Biro, Founder and CEO of TalentCulture. The webinar can be accessed here. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. Biro’s work with companies ranging from startups to global brands—including Google, Microsoft, and IBM—gives her a unique perspective on how the workplace is changing and how performance management systems are changing along with it.

CONTEST – Calling for Your Worst Performance Review Stories

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Everyone has that horrible performance review horror story. The one where you walked into a performance review not knowing that your manager had been stockpiling all of their negative feedback only to unleash it all at once, leaving you confused and even possibly scared. Or maybe the time that you went into a performance review with ten reasons why you deserve a raise, only to find out your manager had no idea what you were up to for the past year. Well, we want to hear it.

How to Show You’re Thankful for Your Employees

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The holidays are the perfect time to show your employees how much you value and appreciate them. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some ways to say “Thank You” to your employees. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. A Simple “Please” and “Thank You”. In a fast-paced workplace, manners can sometimes fall by the wayside.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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.

3 Tips for Creating a Culture of Recognition

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Recognition is too often forgotten as a key aspect of performance management. Gallup research found that only one in three U.S. workers strongly agreed that they have been recognized or praised for their work in the past seven days. This is a problem, because employees who don’t receive adequate recognition are twice as likely to quit within the next year. Why does recognition matter so much? SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management.

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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.

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?

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

The Best 1-on-1 Meeting Checklist

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In order to keep the conversation focused and make the most of your time during a 1-on-1, it’s best to develop a consistent structure. The following is a one-on-one meeting template that can help you get started. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones. Make a List of Discussion Points. You and the employee should each make a list of talking points that you would like to cover during the meeting. Then, compare lists and decide which items should be prioritized.

Eight Reasons We’re Thankful for HR Professionals

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Turkey time means it’s time to give thanks for the unsung heroes of all great organizations: the HR professionals. Here are eight reasons that we’re thankful for the HR pros in our lives. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. You’re Team Builders. You know how to craft a perfect recruiting message and you represent the company at conferences, career fairs, and across the web. You find the absolute best talent that’s out there and you bring them in the door.

The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO

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An employee who spends more time in the office isn’t necessarily a more productive employee. The State of American Vacation 2017” report—a survey of over 7,000 American workers—found that 38% of employees want to be seen as a “work martyr”, someone who sacrifices time-off to put in more hours at the office. This mindset is part of the reason that the majority of employees, 54%, end the year with unused vacation time. 54% of employees end the year with unused vacation time. Click To Tweet.

4 Great Books to Read on Your July 4th Holiday

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With the 4th of July around the corner, hopefully you’re looking forward to some well-deserved time off.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

3 Ways to Kick Performance Review Stress

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Whether it’s giving or receiving negative feedback or talking about a promotion or raise, there’s a lot on the line during performance reviews. It can be especially difficult when you’re not sure what to expect during the review. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. In a survey of Millennial office workers, 74% of respondents said they feel “in the dark” about how their managers and peers perceive their work performance.

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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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Why 1-on-1 Meetings Are Essential to the Success of Employee Management

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We’ve covered Why Your Direct Reports Wish You Were Better at 1-on-1s, How to Start 1-on-1s With Your Team, and our 1-on-1 Meeting Checklist, now let’s examine three reasons why 1-on-1 meetings are vital to the success of employee management. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones. Employee Engagement. Low employee engagement is an epidemic.

Introducing Our Performance Management Benchmark Report

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We’ve heard it said that the performance appraisal is a common enemy. Employees, managers, and HR leaders alike wish it dead and gone. The origin of the annual review goes back more than 100 years, with the concept being popularized in the 1950s. Think of how much the world has changed. Facebook first launched 14 years ago, followed by Twitter two years later and Instagram in 2010.

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

A Guide to Giving Your Office Dog Their Performance Review

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As we prepare for review season, we at Reflektive have been doing some research and discovered that there is a disturbing lack of resources online about how to give office dogs their performance reviews. Dogs–like humans–are very sensitive, which is why giving them performance feedback delicately and positively is crucial to their engagement and productivity. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones.