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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 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.

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.

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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Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

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 This CTO Redesigned Performance Management … In 1 Week

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It takes a lot of horsepower to transform performance management in the modern workplace, but with the right executive sponsor, the payoff is imminent and priceless. Rob McClellan, Chief Technology Officer at SmartPak, is no stranger to transforming antiquated corporate processes.

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 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.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

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.

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.

3 Key Learnings From HCI’s 2018 Performance Coaching & Development Conference

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Human Capital Institute’s popular performance management event in Chicago underwent a bit of a face lift this year starting with a new name: the HCI Performance Coaching & Development Conference. Part of the evolution within performance management has been a change in how we talk about it within the space,” said Kara Schott, SVP of Events & Content Development at HCI. “We

8 Twitter Accounts That All HR Leaders Should Be Following

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Twitter is a wonderful resource for HR professionals, but it can also be a challenging environment to navigate. From hashtags, to accounts, to lists, to moments, there are so many different ways to keep up with trending news that it can be difficult to figure out who to follow. Here are eight accounts that we think all HR leaders should be following to get a well rounded glimpse of what’s happening in the world of human resources.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

California Legalization of Recreational Cannabis: What HR Pros Need to Know

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The passage of California’s Proposition 64 in 2016 legalized recreational marijuana use for people aged 21 and older. But there has been some confusion as to what exactly the legalization of recreational cannabis entails, especially when it comes to the workplace. There are questions on both sides: Are employers still allowed to drug test? Can an employee be fired for testing positive? What if it’s used for medicinal purposes?

The True Value of HR Technology

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When considering any new technology, you need to be certain that the benefits outweigh the costs. Especially when you need to show the C-suite that a new system will add serious value to the business. Human resources technology can include payroll, performance management , talent acquisition, people analytics, and more. Let’s dig in and see why the benefits of HR technology are worth the investment. Efficiency. The days of paper-based systems and complicated spreadsheets are over.

Are You Failing Your Managers?

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Your employees are demanding more feedback , greater transparency, and, like never before, the opportunity to achieve personal growth at work. Your leaders are demanding more innovation, higher productivity, and, like never before, to see your company values show up in how people relate with customers and with each other. What they want isn’t unreasonable. What is unreasonable is thinking we can give them what they want without the help of our managers.

How HR Has Changed Over Time

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Gone are the days of listing job postings on bulletin boards and keeping thick files of paperwork on every employee. HR has gone digital and that technological shift, along with a younger workforce, has changed the role of human resources departments. The history of human resources dates back to the late 1800s, when industrial welfare workers inspected factories and helped to regulate hours for a workforce that included children. In the early 1900s, the National Cash Register Co.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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 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.

5 Topics for Coaching Conversations & Strategies for Effective Employee Coaching

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The core of any effective employee development program is regular, one-on-one coaching conversations with managers. There are a number of coaching styles and personalities out there, and managers need to develop an approach that is authentic to them. At the same time, employee coaching is a skill that can be improved and there are certain principles that can set the framework for a positive teaching moment. Employee coaching is a skill that can be improved. Click To Tweet. The Need for Coaching.

8 HR Metrics to Start Tracking in 2018

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Numbers speak louder than words, especially when it comes to tracking performance and making strategic decisions that drive growth. So, the question becomes: What numbers should HR teams focus on? The most important human resources metrics are the ones that tie into the company’s high-level goals and bottom-line numbers.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

People Quit Managers, Not Jobs — 4 Keys to Effective 1x1s

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The sun was beaming, the water shimmering and the roar of the crowd echoed in the background. I was in my first one-on-one with my new manager at Reflektive and we were partaking in what would become a regular highlight of my week, our walking one-on-one meetings around the San Francisco Giants stadium by the water. Since joining Reflektive last February I have noticed a marked shift in the effectiveness of meetings with my manager than in previous roles.

Emerging Performance Management Lifts the Lid on Leadership

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In his 2011 bestseller, “ The 5 Levels of Leadership ,” John C. Maxwell suggests that there is a five-tiered progression of leadership development: Positional Leadership: People follow you because they have to. Permission Leadership: People follow because they want to. Production Leadership: People follow you because you make them more productive. People Leadership: People follow because you help them to become better. Peak Leadership: People follow because you help them become better leaders.

Performance Ratings Make Employees Less Receptive to Feedback, Study Shows

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Performance reviews are a common source of stress for both employees and managers. Employees often go into reviews unsure about how their performance will be assessed and whether they’ll receive positive or negative feedback. Managers feel pressure to provide effective coaching, sometimes on an entire year’s worth of work, while balancing the sensitive subjects of salaries and promotions. . Why are performance reviews so ineffective so often?

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Should You Conduct Exit Interviews?

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An exit interview is an invaluable tool for companies to gather insight from departing employees. However, many companies fail to take advantage of the opportunity—they either don’t conduct interviews, fail to gather useful information, or fail to analyze and act upon the information they do gather. Let’s take a closer look. The Purpose. The purpose of an exit interview is to learn…. Why the employee is leaving the company. What the employee considers to be the company’s problem areas.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Retaining Millennials: Solve This Problem and Get an HR Job Anywhere

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Remember when you were a kid, and your parents dragged you along with them to visit a relative or friend’s house? I use the word “house” loosely because, for a kid, it felt more like a prison.

How to Ask for Constructive Feedback

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Imagine that you were going to an optometrist and you weren’t able to tell them when the lens they applied worked best – do you think they would be able to write a prescription that would actually work well for you? During your visit to an optometrist’s office you will normally get asked, “can you see it now…. how about now,” by doing this, they are changing lenses to better understand your vision needs, but in order to do this they need to know what isn’t working.

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Tips for Communicating Company Culture with Employees

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You can define your company culture, you can write out core values and articulate your vision for the company, but your employees are the ones living it every day. Their daily interactions and energy in the office help to shape your culture, but your culture can also help to shape these interactions.

Customer Success and Growth with Data Protection and Trust

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Today’s workforce is global. If you don’t have employees either remote or in offices located around the world, you will, soon. Setting these employees up for success means providing them with tools that work no matter their location. Customer success is a top priority at Reflektive.

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Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

This CTO Has Performance Conversations After Every Sprint

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Think about the last time you finished a project. How did you feel? What did your teammates think? Did you have a strong idea of what you did well, and what you could improve for next time? Were you able to reflect on all of this and make adjustments before moving onto the next project?

4 Ways to Make Your HR Team More Strategic

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An organization relies on its people, yet too often the strategic value of people themselves is overshadowed, and by default, the human resources function is brushed aside. According to a DDI Global Leadership Forecast , HR is even seen by CEOs as providing less strategic value than any other major business function. The role of HR underpins everything employees do at work and touches all departments Click To Tweet ?.

You Can’t Be a Good Manager If You Miss Your One-on-Ones

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A company is only as good as its people, and when employees succeed, the company succeeds. This is especially true for Omada Health, the explosive healthcare company that is helping people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease make vital, lasting lifestyle changes through technology and design.

Providing Effective Employee Feedback

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Providing constructive feedback is one of the only ways for employees to grow and develop. Yet many people still feel in the dark about their job performance, only getting feedback during the annual review or when something goes wrong. A survey found that 62% of millennial employees—aged 18 to 34—have felt “blindsided” by a performance review. And 69% of younger workers think the performance review process is flawe d.

Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".