Thu.Feb 14, 2019

9 Crucial Rules to Remember When Having Difficult Conversations with Employees


Have you ever heard your car make a noise that didn’t sound right? Even as the noise grows louder, you put off getting it fixed. Then one day, your car breaks down. The realization that you could have avoided the problem earlier hits you like a punch to the gut. Unfortunately, this is the same logic exercised by many business leaders when it comes to difficult conversations with employees. Initiating a simple talk can be a real roadblock.

Are Your Employees Also Company Promoters? Your Employee Net Promoter Score Reveals All


Over the past 10 years, a number of companies have adopted the Employee Net Promoter Score, or eNPS, as a metric for employee engagement.

Taking the Temperature of Health and Financial Wellness Programs

Employee Communications Council

When it comes to well-being in the workplace, which extends to one’s personal life, there are two key points to consider. One is an employee’s health. The other point is an employee’s financial health.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

Jessica Stephenson

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Infographic: 5 Tips for Coaching Employees and Providing Feedback


Download the PDF version of the Infographic. Define Your Role as a Coach. Create a safe environment. Help them define and verbalize their answer, direction and actions. Listen to What is Said. Be curious. Seek to understand. Here is what I heard you say…”. “So

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Employee development and the Peter Principle: Why your managers keep messing up


“Look around you where you work, and pick out the people who have reached their level of incompetence. You will see that in every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.”. That’s the basic tenet of The Peter Principle , a mostly satirical discussion on the inevitable failings of management.

Hear us out when we say this: Kaizen continuous improvement is ‘the’ way!


The Japanese word ‘Kaizen’ is one of the most popular buzzwords in the business world. The word Kaizen stands for continuous improvement and it refers to activities that improve all functions which involve employees of all levels, from the CEO to the assembly line workers. What is Kaizen?

3 Dangers & 3 Upsides of Flight Risk Models


Many thought leaders and firms are talking about the magic of creating flight risk models.

Understanding Why Employees Leave: 10 Turnover Statistics You Need to Know

HR Partner

More often than not, it’s considered a loss every time a skilled yet unhappy employee decides to leave the company for any reason. It takes time and resources to find a replacement, which creates a temporary void that needs to be filled and may affect the whole operations of a business.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

The Top 5 Problems With Annual Reviews (and How to Fix Them)


It is said that a company’s people are its greatest asset. Developing and nurturing a motivated workforce is one of the single most important things any organization can do to secure and maintain. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR Annual Review Performance Improvement performance management

Is it Time to Break-Up with Your Ben Admin Provider?


Like relationships, it can be hard to pull the plug from a partner who is not fulfilling your needs. Maybe you're experiencing broken promises, poor communication, or you were sold a field of dreams. Is it time to see what else is out there?


How to Be a Better Manager by Individualizing Your Approach

Quantum Workplace

No two employees are exactly alike. Their personalities, skills, experiences, and backgrounds shape them into completely unique people who are motivated, challenged, and inspired in different ways. So why treat them all the same way? The answer to that question seems painfully obvious: you shouldn’t.

Why Your Enterprise Needs To Be Intelligent


When I was a kid, I used to watch cartoons as I got dressed for school. My favorite was The Jetsons : the flying cars, the robot maid, food served hot at the touch of a button.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

5 Steps for Sourcing Candidates You Have Interviewed But Rejected

HR Bartender

In today’s competitive recruiting market, organizations need to keep their options open when it comes to sourcing talent.

Operational Audits: Going Beyond Internal Audits 

360 factors

Internal audits are a very common occurrence in businesses. Operational audits, however, are rarer. These audits can deliver wider-ranging benefits compared to internal audits, but take more effort to carry out, which is a major reason why businesses do not do operational audits more often.

Hotel Giant IHG gained a 97% positive applicant experience using predictive people analytics – Can these along with other benefits be easily achieved by other companies?


Cognisess’ Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Boris Altemeyer, explores the opportunities and challenges for businesses looking towards people analytics as a driver for HR transformation. He uses added insight from our recent case study with hotel giant IHG who recently applied AI in HR with Cognisess. .

Amit Mohindra: An Interview

Analytics in HR

At UNLEASH Amsterdam I had the pleasure of interviewing Amit Mohindra. Amit has a background in engineering and economics before becoming People Analytics lead at Apple. In this interview, we speak about people analytics nirvana, the importance of education, and the future of analytics. Enjoy!

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Why Your Company NEEDS to Transition to Continuous Performance Management


For many companies, a “performance management program” still takes the form of annual reviews. This is a problem because despite huge investments in time, energy and capitol, research has shown that. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR continuous performance management employee motivation motivation

5 Things Amazing Company Mission Statements All Have in Common


What is it about your company culture that defines your organization’s identity and builds your employee alignment? How do you tell the world about the values behind your company? A mission statement keeps everyone on the same page with respect to why you’re even in business at all.

Where Hobbies Meet Work and Interests Make Money

Take It Personel-ly

Photo by Pete O’Shea // CC BY 2.0 We all want to make a little bit more money, with less effort and more enjoyment. If this means doing more of what you love, then why not give it a go? Here we take a look at examples of interests that can make you extra on […].

Global Payroll Management Institute Returns to Hold 2nd European Masterclass


Due to popular demand, The Global Payroll Management Institute in association with Immedis are hosting their two-day masterclass on the 28 th & 29 th of March in Dublin, Ireland.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

our office won’t tell us in advance when people leave – and sometimes won’t confirm or deny if someone still works here

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I wanted to reach out about something I perceive as “odd” in our workplace, but, this is my first full-time, professional office job so I wasn’t sure if I’m just not used to a normal practice!

Reason #4 why employees quit: poor organizational fit

PI Worldwide

Over the course of this four-part series, we’ve talked about how disengagement can be caused by misalignment with jobs , managers , and teams , but it’s possible that you might love what you do and who you do it with and still be unhappy at work. This happens when you’re feeling out of alignment with your company’s culture. What is organizational culture?

To Boost Results From Your Performance Management Program, Focus on Helping Your Managers


It’s no exaggeration to say that your people managers make or break your organization’s performance. They form the critical layer of connective tissue between the strategic priorities of your. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR employee evaluation performance management skill evaluation

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. FUNDING. This week’s fundings: $235M+.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.