What is ‘Career Coaching’ & Should I Try It?

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In recent years, the concept of “career coaching” has become more sought after, and thanks to our own Senior HR Business Partner Jeni Corso, we were able to pilot a program internally for our team at Zenefits. In this post, Jeni shares on her experience in kicking off ZeneCoaches, tips she has for getting your own program started, and ways to approach the coaching world if you’re completely new to the field (like me). Is it difficult to set up a coaching program?

How to Engage, Motivate and Coach Your Team

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By learning the pillars of engaging, coaching and motivating your team – keep reading to discover how. By recognizing others, you will create a positive environment and become a stronger coach yourself. Coach with Care. To coach in a professional setting is parallel. To engage and motivate a team is no easy feat, and in order to successfully do so, a leader must practice as a coach.

Customer Spotlight: Koa Sports

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Tony’s idea began as one man coaching a group of neighborhood baseball players. In thinking back to these obstacles, Korson notes, “What we did before Zenefits was kind of crazy. And then our Director of Operations at the time goes, ‘hey I found this cool thing called Zenefits,’” says Korson. Tony and his team turned to Zenefits to automate the countless HR tasks they encountered on a daily basis. Ready to learn more about Zenefits’ People Platform ?

6 Easy Questions to Maximize Productivity in the Workplace

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Your organization’s HR team can help coach employees across other departments to become individually more productive by asking them to answer these six simple questions: Related: Harmful Micromanagement: How to Switch to an Autonomous Workplace. #1.

5 Things Employees Value More than Salary

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Money isn’t the driver of job satisfaction,” says Shawna Clark, founder and executive coach at Clark Executive Coaching. The post 5 Things Employees Value More than Salary appeared first on Zenefits Blog. HR Tips & Trends Zenefits Benefits CultureWhat’s important to employees? As it turns out, salary has little to do with employee happiness.

The Shift in Performance Management

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Also, try team coaching periodically. Zenefits has a new tool to help manage your employees with customizable software. The post The Shift in Performance Management appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

Surviving Employee Turnover: Lessons From Sports and Military Leaders

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Related: Zenefits Hiring & Onboarding. #2. According to Turnage, “Among NFL head coaches in 2016, only one-third of them of them played professional football — and ‘professional football’ includes [the Canadian Football League] CFL and Arena League.” In other words, the best coaches may not have been the best players — the two roles necessitate radically different skill sets. HR Tips & Trends Zenefits Culture Management Talent

Is Your HR Team Playing a Strategic Partner or Supporting Role?

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Coaching and mentoring play key roles in the overall talent management plan for the corporation,” says Preziosi, adding that they also help employees feel connected and valuable to the business. appeared first on Zenefits Blog. ZenefitsIt’s a good time to be in human resources. Today’s research shows that HR leaders are increasingly invited to sit at the executive table, a reflection of the evolution of HR from a support to strategic role in the business world.

5 Tips for Delivering Feedback Effectively

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The good news is, a ccording to a 2016 report by Gallup , “Millennials [today] want managers to find ways to invest in their futures, hone their skills and coach them to become the best workers they can be.” The post 5 Tips for Delivering Feedback Effectively appeared first on Zenefits Blog. ZenefitsWhen it comes to researching workplace best practices, one theme that continuously tops our list is clear communication.

The What, Why, and How of VTO Policies

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Coaching your child’s Little League team, or volunteering with the PTA, even though both are non-profits, may not be the type of volunteerism you’re looking to promote. The post The What, Why, and How of VTO Policies appeared first on Zenefits Blog. ZenefitsAs companies strive to create a positive presence online, in the media, and in their communities, a new trend is emerging: volunteering time off (or VTO) policies.

Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?

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2 – Less Managing, More Coaching. The Deloitte report also found that an increasing number of companies are placing more emphasis on coaching and development vs. management and supervision. In essence, the shift in thinking is less managing and more leading, where supervisors employ coaching as a way to motivate performance, rather than punish to motivate,” he says. See how the Zenefits platform can help. . appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

Top 7 Tips to Boost Employee Productivity

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In an article analyzing the report results, Gallup explains, “People in today’s workforce are looking for more than a paycheck — they are looking for a purpose and a chance to have coaching conversations that promote their development. At Zenefits, we believe that paying employees well isn’t just about how much. The post Top 7 Tips to Boost Employee Productivity appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Zenefits

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

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Career coaching service Paragon One gets $1.9 Zenefits and Aetna Partner to Deliver Level Payment Self-Funded Health Plans – Integrated with Industry’s Most Comprehensive HR Platform. Happy Friday.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

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Million in Series A funding to Expand Global Behavior Change and Health Coaching Platform. Troubled startup Zenefits just laid off almost half its staff. Happy Friday.

9 Mental Health Apps for You and Your Employees

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We use Journey here at Zenefits, and love our weekly meditation classes! Joyable pairs coaches with clients working to improve their mental health. Receive one-on-one coaching support from the palm of your hand. Joyable coaches teach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods. Answer several behavioral questions, meet your coach, complete activities on your time, and achieve your goals. The demand for mental health programs in the workplace is growing.

Millennials in the Workplace: Reversing Negative Stereotypes

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Sometimes Gen X employees require more coaching and mentoring than Millennials. The post Millennials in the Workplace: Reversing Negative Stereotypes appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

Workplace Wellness Programs in 2017: Worth it?

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At Zenefits, we believe that managing health insurance for employees should be simple. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey , 83% of large firms (200+ employees) offer a wellness program in smoking cessation, weight management, or behavioral/lifestyle coaching. appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

5 Ways HR Teams are Changing (for the Better)

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Click here to learn how Zenefits can help. #2 In a recent Harvard Business Review article, executive coach and author, Jeff Gothelf, argues that “ HR needs to provide the same services it’s always provided – hiring, professional development, performance management – but in ways that are responsive to the ongoing changes in the culture and work style of the organization.”. Click here to learn more about why Zenefits should be your HR partner. .

5 Employee Wellness Programs to Consider for 2019

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There are many wellness coaches and fitness teachers who need to fulfill a certain number of teaching hours to get their certification or re-certification. The post 5 Employee Wellness Programs to Consider for 2019 appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Businesses of all sizes are thinking of ways to make 2019 healthier and happier for everyone. What better time than the New Year to add or improve employee wellness programs ?

5 Signs Your Company Culture is Superficial

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This requires coaching leaders and other team members on their behaviors, and disciplining those who continue to behave in ways that don’t align with your culture. See how Zenefits’ HR software can help empower your company culture. #3 See how Zenefits’ HR software can help empower your company culture. . The post 5 Signs Your Company Culture is Superficial appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

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Zenefits Announces Partners at Z2 Conference. Birkman is a Platinum Sponsor for the Columbia Coaching Conference Held in New York City this Week. Happy Friday.

Will HR Tech Replace the Human Resources Manager?

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Cementing the change they’re replacing reviews with employee driven feedback interactions, more frequent coaching conversations and even the opportunity to give upward feedback - a major departure from the so called ‘rank and yank’ system. HR departments are the last thing fast growing companies pay attention to. In the race to become lean hypergrowth machines, many executives in the tech industry see HR simply as a nice to have, if not a symbol of the corporate culture they want to avoid.

Competitive or Collaborative? How Your Corporate Culture Hinders or Helps Business Success

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Based on all of the clients I’ve worked with, I am a huge proponent of a positive culture that supports collaboration, communication, and coaching,” says Suze O’Donnell, an executive business coach who works with Fortune 500 companies as president of Thrivatize. This lets managers function more as coaches than bosses. How Your Corporate Culture Hinders or Helps Business Success appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Does your business foster a competitive culture?

How to Construct the Perfect Performance Management System

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A performance management system refers to a continual process of “setting objectives, assessing progress, and providing ongoing coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals,” the HR Council concludes. They should be treated as coaching sessions. The post How to Construct the Perfect Performance Management System appeared first on Zenefits Blog. You’ve started your own company after decades of dreaming about it.

7 Compensation Resolutions for 2017

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Consider leading manager groups to help them coach and learn from one another! #3: 2016 also saw the major Wells Fargo and Zenefits busts, where because of rewarding the wrong behaviors, the wrong results happened. Admittedly I don’t typically make resolutions.

The Key Factor Contributing to Employee Burnout & What You Can Do About It

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And when your organization uses a platform like Zenefits, which supports integrated productivity apps such as G Suite, Slack, Asana, Box, and Hive, it’s even easier to pinpoint areas needing attention directly from one dashboard. This can also help foster stronger relationships between managers and their direct reports, as the managers “coach” teammates to make better use of their time.

5 Ways to Increase Employee Happiness

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The antidote is to ensure there is a way for them to deepen their skills, increase learning and receive consistent coaching from a manager or a mentor.”. 5 Optimize Performance Management & Coaching. And one of the performance management trends that seems to work well is offering more frequent feedback in the form of coaching sessions. The post 5 Ways to Increase Employee Happiness appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Can you make your employees happier?

5 Steps Towards Improving Management and Increasing Employee Retention

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There are a variety of ways that HR and Leadership Teams can help managers improve,” says Becky Thomas, president of coaching firm Be Greater Consulting. Numerous studies show that people often leave a bad manager, not a bad job,” says Janet Zaretzky, author, executive business coach, and founder of The Zenith Business. Zaretzky, who is also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council , says human resources departments can intervene and turn an underperforming manager into a good leader.

Company Culture is Linked to Employee Productivity

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High-performance cultures foster high performing team members – think of it as positive peer pressure, a tactic long-used by professional athletes, says Aaron Schmookler, leadership coach and co-founder of TheYesWorks , a training and team-building organization. The post Company Culture is Linked to Employee Productivity appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Perhaps unsurprisingly, research shows that company culture is linked to employee productivity.

Launching a Women-Owned Business: An Interview with Jennifer McClure

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She sat down with our team at Zenefits to talk about what it’s like to launch a women-owned business. Related: What is ‘Career Coaching’ & Should I Try It? The post Launching a Women-Owned Business: An Interview with Jennifer McClure appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Jennifer McClure is a full-time professional speaker and business advisor.

7 Ways to Boost Employee Happiness

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Although the situation may not be ideal, you’ll never be able to coach someone into doing a job they’re not passionate about. . The post 7 Ways to Boost Employee Happiness appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

Don’t Mess Up Company Culture: An Interview With Laurie Ruettimann

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See if they can offer additional wisdom, advice, and practical coaching. The post Don’t Mess Up Company Culture: An Interview With Laurie Ruettimann appeared first on Zenefits Blog. If there’s someone more qualified to talk about messing up a good company culture, I don’t know her. Laurie Ruettimann is a former HR professional turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur.

How to Learn HR for Free: A Practical Guide

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Zenefits. For instance, one lady I coached during PHR/SPHR prep last year is a compensation and tax whiz. Recently on LinkedIn I saw someone asking how to learn HR. Specifically he was trying to learn compensation when he didn’t have a background/foundation in the topic.

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7 Podcasts to Recommend to Your Team

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Consultant and coach Pete Mockaitis talks with thinkers and “ result-getters ” about relatable workplace issues. The post 7 Podcasts to Recommend to Your Team appeared first on Zenefits Blog. When you’re a manager, part of your role is to be a culture creator for your team. Fostering an intellectually stimulating environment benefits your staff. It supports their professional development and it forges team cohesion.

40+ Free HR Training Sources: Case Studies, Podcasts, and More

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For instance, one lady I coached during PHR/SPHR prep last year is a compensation and tax whiz. Two years ago I wrote an article that has been incredibly popular about how to learn HR for free.