Tue.Dec 11, 2018

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga Blog

In 1970, economist Milton Friedman famously used his New York Times article’s headline to quip that a business’s only social responsibility was to increase its profits.¹. While that may have been true in the 70s, it’s no longer true today. Society is shifting toward a more socially and environmentally responsible marketplace where both individuals and businesses are expected to make regular, positive contributions.

Agile HR: A transformation still in progress

Vibecatch

Agile working methods started life in the world of software development but quickly migrated to other sectors. Companies looking to gain a competitive edge through innovation began adopting the agile project management practices of Silicon Valley. So out went top-down, long-term planning. In came small, cross-functional teams working through short cycles or “sprints” to meet fast-changing customer needs. productivity QWL analytics employee engagement agile HR metrics HR continuous listening

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Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

15Five

What separates high performing organizations from all the rest? Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor! One-on-ones can range from dreaded, “check-the-box” status updates to energizing, even life-changing conversations. As we’ll see below, science shows the best conversations have several things in common.

Employee Engagement and the Role of “Engaging Leaders”

DecisionWise

As our DecisionWise team recently completed revisions to our new book ENGAGEMENT MAGIC: Five Keys for Engaging People, Leaders, and Organizations , the “Engaging People ” concept stood out as a differentiator for organizations, leaders, and individual employees. Our research into what creates employee engagement clearly pointed to this double entendre, “engaging people,” as one of the most important tools a manager can bring to employee engagement.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

As Your Company Scales, These Are the 8 Keys to Hiring the Right Team Members

Entrepreneur

Avoid the pitfalls and make sure your team grows with your company. Hiring

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8 Days of Feedback From Santa Claus

Reflektive

Who is Santa, if not one of the world’s best managers? Somehow, the jolly old man manages to deliver presents to millions of children around the globe every year, all with a smile. Luckily for Santa, he has an entire team backing him up — from the elves, to his reindeer, even to Mrs. Claus, he doesn’t make Christmas happen alone. Not only has Santa created a culture of recognition and feedback, but he exhibits almost every good management practice we preach at Reflektive.

3 ways brokers can enhance the value they bring to clients

PeopleStrategy

As a benefits broker, whether your client list consists of 25 or more than 100 companies, your goal is to serve each and every one to the best of your ability. These days, that means offering them assistance with more than just their benefits. It means helping them find the tools and resources to run their business more efficiently and maximize success. Here are just a few areas where you can put your trusted advisor status to good use.

Service-Design Thinking: Product + Service = Success — #12DaysofHCM

Ultimate Software

I’m a big fan of technology. In fact, I’ve dedicated my entire career to developing and optimizing industry-leading technology tools. But the truth is, first-class solutions themselves are not enough when it comes to HR technology — there’s another aspect that people too often neglect, and that deciding factor is service. The best solutions are a thoughtful blend of both products and services, which is why, at Ultimate Software, we’ve always differentiated ourselves by excelling at both.

5 Ways to Integrate Health & Wellness Awareness in Your Employee Lifestyle

Get Hppy

An organization can’t perform to its full capacity unless its employees are healthy, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, more and more organizations are realizing that and launching various types of wellness programs that can make the employees more active and at peace, so that they can give their 100% to their jobs. Now, it’s not difficult to find an affordable and effective health program for one person.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Unconscious Factors That Make Annual Reviews So Subjective

TLNT: The Business of HR

Objectivity is the most important part of having an effective performance appraisal system. What you want is a process in which your top performers are recognized and then given opportunities to advance their skills. Meanwhile, rather than being discouraged, low performers should come out with the advice and motivation they need to improve their performance. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Evaluations, Reviews & Appraisal Performance & Personality Featured

8 Creative Ways To Kill Boredom In The Office

Get Hppy

Do you suspect that your employees might be bored at work? You’re probably right. Research by Gallup shows that over half (55%) of Americans are unengaged at work. Workplace boredom has a major impact on your bottom line. Workers who have mentally checked out at work are less productive and motivated than those who enjoy their jobs. What can managers do to eliminate boredom in the office? Here are some ideas to try: 1. Let everyone decorate their own workspace.

It Takes a Village to Get to Mars

TLNT: The Business of HR

They walked around their workspace in shorts. The women wore cool t-shirts and jeans; men in beards, baseball caps turned backwards. The high fives and fist bumps flowed freely. If I didn’t know better, I might have guessed it was some college event, it was such a collegial atmosphere. Uncategorized diversity Featured inclusion

How Personalized Training Has Been Helping Call Centers Win Customers’ Hearts

Rallyware for Human Resources

Today, call centers are far different from those that were around as recently as five to seven years ago. Contact volume keeps growing, customers are becoming more demanding and impatient, while technologies continue to expand, allowing companies to improve their outreach. Still, the prevailing majority of call centers experience the urgent need to decrease turnover rates, transit to a broader mix of channels, and facilitate interactions with customers through self-service tools.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Make the Spirit of the Season Last All Year

TLNT: The Business of HR

Did you know that generosity leads to happiness and even an improved physical well-being? Not only that, but being generous begets more generosity—meaning an act of kindness can inspire someone else to “pay it forward.”. HR News Strategic HR corporate social responsibility Featured hr philanthropy

New Year’s Resolutions: Be Yourself in 2019 (And Beyond)

Workology

Oscar Wilde’s most famous quote, “Be yourself everyone else is already taken,” maybe the new mantra for the next generation of workers. It is amazing that he has been deceased for over a century and. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR authenticity being original creativity originality

5 Ways to Integrate Health & Wellness Awareness in Your Employee Lifestyle Copy

Get Hppy

An organization can’t perform to its full capacity unless its employees are healthy, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, more and more organizations are realizing that and launching various types of wellness programs that can make the employees more active and at peace, so that they can give their 100% to their jobs. Now, it’s not difficult to find an affordable and effective health program for one person.

3 Ways to Improve How You Measure Employee Engagement

Achievers

Employee engagement has been one of the cornerstones of successful HR management for the last decade. Measuring engagement is like putting a thermometer into various parts of the organization to get a pulse of how your employees are doing. It is vital that you accurately measure employee engagement in order to gather insight on your workforce and learn how to improve your engagement strategy moving forward. Below, I dive into three ways to improve employee engagement measurement.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

6 ways to give employees purpose without sacrificing profits

Insperity

Business leaders understand that long-term corporate success is achieved through a balance of generating profits and inspiring a sense of purpose in employees. Nonetheless, it’s easy to lose sight of the latter in pursuit of hitting growth targets, hiring staff and the daily rigors of operating a business. It’s natural and common for people to seek meaning in their life – by positively impacting their coworkers, their company or their community.

3 Reasons to Reevaluate Your Internal Communications Strategy

SocialChorus

The end of the year is a great time to take stock and reevaluate your goals—and that includes internal communications teams. The best comms leaders continually reevaluate their internal communications strategies so they can set themselves up for future success. Here are three reasons they make reevaluations a best practice. . Reason #1: Many companies are undergoing digital transformations (and internal communications is key to their success).

How do you design the recruiting process at a company as its new Head of Talent?

Workable

My background as a Head of Talent is in a series of startups which generally don’t have any hiring process in place – you’re starting with a completely blank canvas when designing an effective hiring process. These companies don’t have an applicant tracking system, nor do they have a full scoring system or standard way of making decisions.

Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

HRWatchdog

Register now before seats fill up! This past year, 1,217 bills made it to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. Many of the new laws stem from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections, while others clear up ambiguities in laws that took effect in 2018, such as the ban on asking about an applicant’s salary history.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Your Business Needs A Leader

Take It Personel-ly

Your business most definitely does need a leader, and you might have thought instantly, ‘well it has one’. Your business needs a leader this time of year more than it does any other, but that doesn’t mean you can just have one big push at the end of the year, and relax back into the […].

First, Clean the Toilets

Compensation Cafe

Some call it company culture. Others call it company personality. Everyone who knows anything calls it the most important component of truly successful companies. For many companies, the highest bar is an effective “ownership culture.” But what does that really mean? Can we build an ownership culture by granting it or selling it? Is it possible to communicate our way to this impressive goal? If it’s compensation that can do this, why is it so elusive?

update: my coworker plays Christian rock all day

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who shared an office with someone who played extremely religious Christian rock all day long ? Here’s the update. So, I actually chickened out of talking to her about it for awhile after receiving that advice – sometimes I’m fine with confrontation, but other times I’m a total wuss, and this was one of the latter.

Ears to Hear: A Listening Primer for Compensation Pros

Compensation Force

Revisiting this post at the HBR blog recently got me thinking about the importance of listening for compensation and HR professionals if we truly want our work to have impact. In considering some of the listening lessons my own experience has taught me, I came up with my own hierarchy of compensation listening levels, highlighted below for your consideration and reaction.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

New Year’s Resolutions: Be Yourself in 2019 (And Beyond)

Workology

Oscar Wilde’s most famous quote, “Be yourself everyone else is already taken,” maybe the new mantra for the next generation of workers. It is amazing that he has been deceased for over a century and. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR authenticity being original creativity originality

How to leverage your employer brand for hiring and retention

CultureAmp

Every organization has a unique employer brand, which is defined by their company values, mission, and culture. However, as most People Leaders know, the process of uncovering this brand and making it visible internally and externally can be challenging. Company Culture

Around the Bonfyre: LCI’s Mike Garty on Cultural Transformation

Bonfyre

When Mike Garty joined Lippert Components, Inc. LCI) as its Director of Leadership Development in 2012, the organization was looking to transform its business culture in a manner that would bring it to prosperous new heights. Today, LCI is a global leader as a supplier for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, trailer, and bus industries. But ten years ago the organization was hit hard by the Great Recession, leading to unwanted but necessary layoffs and plant closures.