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With Globoforce on Social Recognition

Strategic HCM

I’ve just been attending an event with Globoforce and the Conference Board on social recognition. I’ve been a long supporter of Globoforce’s work on recognition, eg this webinar we did together, and also my support for their book – see this endorsement (which I still support) printed at the start of this: “Recognition is a hugely underused and badly misused HR and management tools. Globoforce’s Mood Tracker suggests that ‘only’ 38% of (N American?)

Does Drama at Work Cost the Average Worker 2.5 Hours Per Day? #workhuman

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : I'm spending the first couple of days of this week at WorkHuman in Austin. Put on by Globoforce, WorkHuman is the most progressive HR Conference available, with past shows focused on emerging trends like mindfulness, meditation and more - the leading edge of people practices and how HR can build them. It's also hard to get a free Diet Coke at WorkHuman, because that stuff is bad for you - but healthy options are available and free.


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Insights from the CHRO Panel at #WorkHuman 2017


This week I’m honored to be at the WorkHuman conference put on by Globoforce. The session this morning was chock full of great insights from an all star panel of HR executives, featuring: Rahul Varma, Global Head of Talent and Learning at Accenture. Kimberly Bors, SVP of HR at Schneider Electric. Vicki Williams, SVP of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS at NBCUniversal. Breaking Traditional Performance Management.


Cafe Classic: Appreciating the Runners as well as the Winners

Compensation Cafe

Performance-based awards of some kind? If you're an HR professional or manager, who do you try to target with these programs? High-performing/ high-potential employees (Hi-Pos) -- those you want to make sure remain loyal and committed to your organization? As you continue to honor and recognize the high-performers/high-potentials, keep an eye out for the Toms in your workplace. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine. Performance Management Recognition

Cafe Classic: How to Spread Innovation

Compensation Cafe

It’s an interesting take on the progression of medicine, but has some great insights for organizations as well. I’m sure that many companies have pockets of excellence where the norms are towards continuous improvement and innovation, as well as pockets where that behavior is less common.

[New Report] How to Make a Business Case for Social Recognition


Approximately half of the participants were told to ask friends and family members to send them an email just prior to their participation that described a time when the participant was at his or her best.”. Here’s a sneak peek at the 7 ways social recognition impacts business: It reinforces company values and culture. Managers of higher profitability companies are 12% more likely to have a strong focus on core values and corporate culture. It drives employee performance.

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Feedback is Welcome

HRO Today

According to Jeff Gelinas, vice president of product and people at Engage2Excel Inc. Chary Krout, senior vice president of HR at First Tech Federal Credit Union , says that cultivating a feedback-centered culture goes beyond surveys and meetings with management. “A While it’s a leader’s responsibility to ensure these conversations and check-ins are ongoing throughout the year, employees can take the driver’s seat to their performance and development.”.

Reshaping the Organization

Compensation Cafe

I’ve written previously about the transformation of performance reviews, specifically how we can effectively distinguish developmental conversations from pay discussions. The formal organization represents the side of the organization that comprises the structure and hierarchy, as well as policies and procedures. Performance management offers a great microcosm for observing some of these dynamics. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

The Best Workday Integration You Never Knew About


Learn more about Globoforce’s pre-packed integration for social recognition in our webinar this Wednesday. Globoforce is the only certified Workday partner offering pre-packed integration for social recognition. Greater talent insight for performance reviews. Rob Schmitter and Dan Fiore from Globoforce will do a live demo in our webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. 5 Reasons to Integrate Globoforce’s Social Recognition with Workday.

Cafe Classic: Rewarding the Disruptors

Compensation Cafe

This spotlights the delicate balance between recognizing and rewarding the “how” (the way in which results are achieved) as well as the “what” (the results). He is a leader in the WorkHuman movement and the co-author of "The Power of Thanks" and his articles on fostering and managing a culture of appreciation through strategic recognition have been published in Businessweek, Workspan and HR Management. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

"Thanks" Is the Killer App for Feedback

Compensation Cafe

I can't explain this any better than Bersin does himself: “As attention shifts toward the health and happiness of staff, employee engagement remains surprisingly low… While some companies are doing very well, many are doing quite poorly — and the data shows no easy-to-spot patterns. product feedback), but disagree when it comes to feedback about people performance. When it comes to performance, forthright honesty is the best policy. He says, “We know managers are biased.

Creating a Positive Employee Experience

Compensation Cafe

It is a transformation away from holdover policies and practices, like the annual performance review and command-and-control management, that began in the Industrial Era. Research is beginning to provide valuable insights into how organizations can measure the employee experience, as well as the key workplace practices which can cultivate that experience. The solution is often to allow meaningfulness to emerge through conversations between manager and reports.

What’s the Point? Decoupling Performance Reviews and Compensation

Compensation Cafe

Today, I’d like to tap into your collective knowledge on the subject of performance and compensation. So my questions to the group today: How does your organization approach performance management? Is the performance management process tied to compensation – merit increases, pay decisions, bonus awards, etc.? If the performance appraisal process isn’t tied to raises directly, do employees understand this clearly? 58% of management (non-HR).

I rate you a 4.5. Or maybe a 3.

Compensation Cafe

During the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to host executive forums with CHROs, EVPs, and other senior leaders looking to evolve (and sometimes revolutionize) the foundations of HR – compensation structures, performance processes, and more. Performance management is evolving. As part of this evolution, the performance rating is coming under deeper scrutiny. Some managers grade more harshly than others. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

Do You Remember Everything You’ve Done This Past Year?

Compensation Cafe

On top of the everyday work, some are even juggling all those annual tasks like budgeting, resource planning, or performance reviews. You might do fairly well with a couple of recent projects or especially big wins, but what about when you think all the way back to January and all the work that has occurred since then. At times, it comes through in how work contributes to a greater purpose or mission for the company. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

Are Teams Helping or Hurting Your Top Talent?

Compensation Cafe

A couple of months ago on this blog , I covered research that explored how different companies deploy their high performers. Results suggested more successful organizations cluster their high performers together in core functions, while less successful companies more evenly space out their talent. Across a field study and an experiment, researchers found evidence of a “social downside to high achievement” when high performers stand out from the rest of the group.

How to Spread Innovation

Compensation Cafe

It’s an interesting take on the progression of medicine, but has some great insights for organizations as well. I’m sure that many companies have pockets of excellence where the norms are towards continuous improvement and innovation, as well as pockets where that behavior is less common. Take for example a performance review process that highlights a team member’s innovation in completing a challenging project that the rest of the team can learn from.

Is Your Talent as Effective as it Could Be?

Compensation Cafe

Top of mind are some of the questions you might expect: How well are we identifying and growing talent, and once we do, how good a job are we doing retaining that talent? Research, from a report by Bain & Company , compared top-performing organizations against average ones. Having more talented employees contributing in core areas would naturally lead to greater output or creativity in those areas, and drive greater overall business performance.

Join Us at the TMA Employee Engagement & Retention Conference this July in Washington DC

David Zinger

The Talent Management Alliance is hosting a conference at The Venable on employee engagement and retention in Washington DC from July 21st to July 23rd 2014. entitled: What Science Says Leaders, Managers, and Employees Can Do in 7 Minutes to Fully Engage, Achieve Results and Build Relationships. Engagement is built with grit, gumption, and caring for good work, done well, with others, every day. Linda Stevens Manager, Organizational Development, Agrium Inc.

Asked and Answered * Decoupling Performance Reviews and Compensation

Compensation Cafe

In my last post , I tackled the topic of decoupling the traditional formal performance review from compensation, asking why we hold onto old systems we are fairly confident do not work. That fear seems tied to primarily to: Legal concerns around how to defend performance terminations without the formal review as proof. Concern that managers won’t engage in any feedback exercise with employees without the review mechanism to force the issue.

Workhuman Named The Best Workplace in Ireland


March 4, 2019 – Workhuman ® (formerly Globoforce), the Irish technology firm, today announced that it has been named as The Best Workplaces in Ireland 2019 by the Great Place to Work Institute ®. As the world’s fastest-growing integrated social recognition and continuous performance management platform, Workhuman helps brands around the world connect culture to shared purpose. Follow: Twitter @Globoforce. LinkedIn:

5 Lessons on Fixing Work from HR Experts Laurie Ruettimann and Jason Lauritsen


Last week, HR experts, consultants, writers, and speakers Laurie Ruettimann and Jason Lauritsen visited Globoforce’s Framingham, Mass., Attitude matters – even at work. We’ve long discussed scrapping the annual performance review – or at least complementing it with continuous conversations. One of the biggest issues we have is that we took this thing – the management of work – and reduced it to a singular transaction that happens once a year,” said Jason.

Bringing Recognition to Real Estate: Minto Group’s Story


We recently spoke to Dave Bond, director of talent management and total rewards at the Minto Group, to discuss how the home building and property management company modernized its approach to social recognition and saw immediate results in terms of employee reach. Bond also discussed how he’s leveraging recognition analytics for managers and executive leadership, and why he’s excited about the WorkHuman movement. Recognition at Minto was spotty.

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Major Studies Detail Correlation Between Employee Engagement and Retention


The most serious challenge facing Human Resources is not benefits, compensation, or performance management. HR professionals and employee managers are now able to transform the employee journey from the job application forward, monitor and measure the effects of created experiences, and drive improvements using talent experience management software. SHRM/GloboForce Employee Experience Survey. IBM/Globoforce Employee Experience Index. at the highest level.

WorkHuman 2018 Call for Speakers


Since Globoforce launched the first WorkHuman conference back in 2015 , the movement has grown immensely – five times in size, to be exact. Now we’re looking for researchers, storytellers, business leaders, and industry experts to join us as breakout session speakers at WorkHuman 2018 in Austin, Texas, April 3-5. 45-minute workshops on well-being activities; art or interactive experiences; and entertainment. 6 Lessons Learned at WorkHuman 2017.

5 Employee Appreciation Ideas For Your Remote Team


Also Read: Performance Management Gone Virtual And More Progressive. At times, it is the instant show of gratitude that makes all the difference. Working from home can be exhaustive and overwhelming at times. Invest In Virtual Wellness Program.

Top 5 Takeaways from #SHRM15


61% of performance management data is more about the rater than the person being rated. Derek Irvine cited an alarming statistic from the new SHRM/Globoforce recognition survey—turnover is the top HR challenge this year. Survey respondents cite positive impact of their programs on engagement, retention, safety, wellness, employer brand, and even cost goals. It’s about making meaning at work, not just money. personal emotional connections—at work.

Top 16 Blog Posts of 2016


Before you break out the Champagne and ring in the new year this weekend, we thought we’d take a moment and highlight the top 16 most popular posts on the Globoforce blog this year. For one, they highlight the fundamental shift in focus from human capital management to creating a more human employee experience (case in point: the top post is titled “The End of Management as We Know It”). Three of the top 16 are about the end of traditional performance management.

Meaningful Work Tops Company Culture, Compensation, and Perks as Workers’ #1 Must-Have in New Global Employee Survey


& DUBLIN – September 5, 2019 – With unemployment rates at historic lows, companies are more desperate than ever to recruit and retain good talent. The report, “ The Future of Work is Human ,” surveyed more than 3,500 people in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, and gives people leaders and executives a glimpse at the future of work as told from the perspectives of the humans in organizations. Data indicates frequent recognition can help here as well.

30+ Books on Working Human


Iceland is so well-read, in fact, that it has a national tradition named Jolabokaflod: “Christmas Book Flood.” One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness ” by Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hougaard (check out Rasmus’ guest post here ). “ How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It ” by M. The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your team to Peak Performance ” by Steven Rogelberg. “

#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR


These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. out of 5), and Quantum Workplace believes engagement is at its lowest level in eight years. If we look at employee ratings of employers as a whole, we find that performance follows a bell curve. While some companies are doing very well, many are doing quite poorly — and the data shows no easy-to-spot patterns. Well that may not be enough.

Our Goals For Labor Day? They’re Simpler Than You Think

TLNT: The Business of HR

That means a lot of research and surveys about all manner of talent management issues. For example, Globoforce released their S ummer 2013 Workforce Mood Tracker survey this week, and it found (and no big surprise here) that satisfaction by employees with their performance reviews correlates with their overall satisfaction on the job. Inaccuracy fuels unhappiness with performance reviews. Well, it seems to be the manager’s fault.

Data & People Analytics: A WorkHuman 2018 Recap


These phrases are tossed around at industry events and conferences, but how do they apply in the day-to-day work of an HR professional? And now, HR leaders are investing heavily in programs to utilize data for all aspects of workforce planning, talent management, and operational improvement. I had the privilege of attending the fourth annual WorkHuman , conference pioneered by Globoforce, from April 2-5 in Austin, TX. Employee lifetime value & performance management.

21 Top Talent Management, People Ops, And HR Conferences In 2019


People Operations teams and other people managers can model L&D by attending one of the HR conferences outlined below. For People Ops, these events cover just about every conceivable topic related to employee management: fostering culture from startups to enterprises, using data analytics to fine tune workplace dynamics, improving recruitment and retainment practices, building employer-employee trust, leveraging the latest in performance management technologies, etc.

Employee Rewards & Recognition Companies


Well, it’s much more complicated than that. There is OC Tanner, Globoforce, Kazoo , Michael C Fina, Inspirus, Martiz, and I Love Rewards. It’s more cost-effective to go buy a gift card at Macy’s than to recognize an employee through one of these systems. And you don’t want HR to manage this s**t. The recognition is sticky and lasts longer than a simple transaction at an overpriced retail store.).