Raising the bar in benchmarking

Analytics in HR

Even the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu was a sucker for benchmarking. In this article I’ll explore the origins, future, flaws, and benefits of benchmarking. . The origins of benchmarking. The term benchmarking (in its current meaning) originated in the eighties.

A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity


Over the last few years, employee productivity has become one of those ubiquitous business buzzwords like company culture and employee engagement. I can tell you that when we share posts on social media, the ones dealing with productivity outperform the others by a wide margin.

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Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list

Littal Shemer

These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list. There are too many professional books one can read in a lifespan. This list of People Analytics books is not exceptional. Total kindle books mentioned: 24). Be careful!

7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees


In another book (yes, you know I’m a book nerd ) about the history of Chick-Fil-A , the founder Truett Cathy talks about the company’s approach to hiring store Operators. Equal treatment for unequal performance/productivity/contributions is a surefire path to mediocrity.

23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income

Thrive Global

The result is that you’ll have more confidence, productivity, and income. In the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , Stephen Covey explains the importance of putting “first things, first.” Here’s the gist of what the book teach: “Courage can be developed.

Machine Learning Across Workday Products: Delivering Business Value to Customers


It’s a virtuous cycle built on a foundation that standalone ML products just can’t deliver, and is critical to delivering unambiguous and undeniable business value. . This Workday Financial Management capability automatically surfaces miscodings hidden in the general ledger, dramatically reducing the time and overhead spent by a finance team to close the books. . These predictions can be the starting point for a new plan or could be used for benchmarking or comparison.

This Week in Employee Engagement: After #HRTechConf

Maritz Motivation

Voice-activated workplace apps, artificial intelligence, and minimum viable product sprints and launches are expected to proliferate the industry, according to a panel of experts at the show. in this insightful book aiming to help readers align the work they do every day, for the rest of their lives, with meaningful motivation. Webinar: Employee Engagement and Recognition Benchmarks — How do your engagement and recognition programs stack up within your industry?

7 Things You Must Be Doing To Create A Happy Workplace


Well, today you’re in luck, because I’m not only here to tell you that yes, you absolutely can, but I’m also about to share with you my list of the top seven things you absolutely must be doing in order to create a happier, more productive workplace.

How To Grow Your Team & Company Without Losing Them: An Interview With Rand Fishkin


He co-authored The Art of SEO book for O’Reilly Publishing. The benchmark for a subscription business is that you are looking for globally under 5% churn monthly and less than 2% annual churn rate for your most loyal cohorts. Q: Congratulations on your book deal!

How Does Turnover Impact Your Organization’s Bottom Line?


There are certainly some benefits to knowing your attrition rates over time: you can benchmark your current success against past years, and loosely measure the success of your retention strategies. The time lost to recruiting and the reduction in productivity can cost months’ worth of work.

CEO Lessons: Culture, Values and Profits are Intertwined

HR Bartender

Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries – including more than half of the Fortune 1000 ® – use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. That goes for programs, products, strategies, and people.

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Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 20 Things Immediately.

Thrive Global

I invested $3,000 to get help writing my first book proposal from a highly successful writer. But in those 4 or 5 hours, he taught me what I needed to know to create an amazing book proposal. If you don’t have much money, surely you can afford to buy a book.

IC ROI: 8 (surprising) ways internal communication technology impacts your bottom line


The increased attention and research means we’re now finding more ways to measure and benchmark success. When producing headers for book displays, these would be traditionally printed by a third-party company and distributed form a central location.

What’s new in CustomerXM? The latest experience innovations from Qualtrics

Qualtrics HR

Check out some of the latest product innovations available now to close experience gaps and deliver breakthrough experiences. XM Institute Benchmarks. NPS Benchmarks from the XM Institute help your organization to clearly understand the leaders delivering the best customer experiences in each industry and identify how the results of your organization compare. Learn more about our NPS benchmarks. Book a demo to see how it all works. Book a Demo.

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Impress Your CEO With These Strategic Business Impact Recruiting Metrics


And it is easily compared between firms in the same industry to demonstrate that your workforce is more productive than your competitor’s. Hiring top diversity talent into “customer and product impact jobs”. The Benchmark Firm to Follow Is Google.

Ten orthodoxies that distract us from real leadership development

Bersin with Deloitte

As stated in Deloitte’s “ Cause Effect ” study, “success” should move from accomplishment of goals to unique and lasting impact on a market, product, society, community, or body of work. Orthodoxy 6: Benchmarking against what others are doing helps us determine what we should do.

Leading Remotely – 6 Ways to Increase Connection and Engagement


Our current DecisionWise benchmark database suggests that one-third (34%) of employees indicate that they are “hesitant to speak up for fear of negative consequences.” “ Will half of people be working remotely by 2020?” That was the title of a prescient article written in 2014.

The Value of Contradiction


We are told that to achieve competitive advantage, organizations need to be unique — but organizations love to benchmark and follow the best practices of others. The factors that increase adoption — such as clear evidence of relative advantage compared to the tried and true and the ability to benchmark others — are not immediately clear or available. Contradictions are everywhere.

How to Train Managers on a Low Budget

Cornerstone On Demand

As Brandon Hall Group's 2017 training benchmark study stated , "Although it is a much sought-after piece of data, the actual size of the training budget doesn't mean much. I knew more than half of new managers fail within their first two years on the job and half of employees quit because of their managers , and I saw an opportunity for management training to have a positive ripple effect across all aspects of our organization--improving productivity, engagement and retention.

5 Ways To Help Your Employees Manage Stress

Get Hppy

This directly affects their productivity and engagement. This is because happy employees tend to be more productive and translate into happier clients and better ROI. Retaining productive employees is crucial for organizations.

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10 ways to improve your customer experience (CX)

Qualtrics HR

AI can make life easier for your customers and allow you to get creative with your products. Mobile internet usage has surpassed desktop usage in 2016 and companies who develop their products and surveys using a mobile-first approach are more successful.

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How well are you managing workers’ compensation claims?

Bersin with Deloitte

Workers’ compensation measurements can take up to 5 years to actuarially evaluate and book to your financials, and results can only be booked if the actuaries accept the results. 60 months) are the benchmark to look for when evaluating vendors and solutions.

9 Tips for Reducing Complexity in Talent Development. and Beyond

ATD Human Capital

Complexity exists in small tasks such as expense reports or email threads and extends to hiring practices, product pipelines, and communication.

Impress Your CEO With These Strategic Business Impact Recruiting Metrics


And it is easily compared between firms in the same industry to demonstrate that your workforce is more productive than your competitor’s. Hiring top diversity talent into “customer and product impact jobs”. The Benchmark Firm to Follow Is Google.

Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 6 - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. Productivity and labour cost remain important measurements; these are the tools investors, lenders and businesses use to benchmark progress (or lack of it). Book review. (55). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

These 5 Management Practices Create Uncommonly Successful Workplaces


We’ve been extraordinarily capital efficient, and based on a reputable benchmark , we were recently producing about 2x the average revenue per employee of companies at a similar size and stage. If you haven’t yet read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset , it’s a worthwhile read.

Performance Management 2.0: Improving Your Employee Motivation Strategy


In my book, Next Generation Performance Management , I differentiate between Performance Management 1.0 (PM You will work on amazing projects with talented people and create products and services that make life better for people. How do you address employees who aren’t performing?

First-Time Managers: How to Get Started


It’s your job to advocate for them, mentor them, and ensure they’re working in a culture that encourages productivity and performance. Should the team fail to achieve the goal, you still have a benchmark you can use to determine how close you came to success and which acts as a launchpad for discussions on how to move forward. DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK: 51 Hacks to Become a Better Manager. After years of hard work, you’ve just been promoted to a managerial position.

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Being Good Enough

Sergio Caredda

For example, The Principle of Good Enough is a foundational concept in Software Development, when we think about the idea of a Minimum Viable Product. If the above is correct, then Good Enough should be the benchmark of our performance, mainly when the relationship is at stake.

7 Ways to Develop Effective Leadership Skills

Business2Community Leadership

One of the first things you should do in pursuit of effective leadership skills is form some productive habits and routines; essentially, become a person marked by discipline. And I don’t necessarily just mean leadership books, though of course those can be valuable.

3 Must-Read Digital HR and HR Tech Articles of October 2018

Digital HR Tech

Part of the dashboard which is excerpted from the book. That Drives Productivity and Performance” by David Creelman and Peter A. This used to be a market of annual surveys, benchmarks, and year-to-year comparisons.

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Owiwi 2.0 – Everything you need to know!


Now that you are a little more familiar with who we are and why we do what we do, we would like to familiarize you with our latest product and all its new attributes! What do Plato, the Yoruba Tribe and Owiwi have in common? Well we all believe in the mantra of learning through play.

Transforming Bursts of Motivation to Bring Permanent Positive Change

Thrive Global

This is where I’d suggest one of my personal favourite books, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. The book that popularized the 21-day rule Some habits develop sooner, while others will take longer due to the nature of that habit and your personal makeup.

How to Think Like a Startup and Reinvent Your Career

Thrive Global

You reach different benchmarks at different times and you have to make that transition and adapt and change. The Lean Startup movement is a new approach to product development in startup businesses popularised by Eric Ries in 2008.



Well, talking of bands, Metallica’s performance for Dreamforce 2018 was quite a humdinger and with that as a benchmark, you can expect something bigger this time (wait for the official announcement for this year’s headliner in Twitter)! You don’t want to miss any booked events.