Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Science fiction and HR: imagining alternative futures

HR Zone


How to Impact Company Culture from Any Role

The Tim Sackett Project

Experiments with organizations. In the past 5-10 years, we’ve seen businesses increasingly experiment with different organizational structures, including “holacracy” and similar concepts like “self-management.” In most organizations, though, hierarchy persists.

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Engaging Employees With Collaborative Goal-Setting


Traditional goal-setting has a “top-down” quality to it. Management announces company or departmental goals, and employees have little choice but to fall in line. Top-down goals leave employees with no say in the company’s direction and no sense of ownership in the goal-setting process. In worst-case scenarios, this results in feelings of resentment and powerlessness among your workforce and high levels of turnover as employees leave for positions where they feel their input is valued.

Letting Go of Traditional Leadership Development


The market for leadership development solutions is enormous. More than $14 billion is spent by corporations on various aspects of leadership development, and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Most Important Developments in HR for 9/6


Although corporate leaders have talked about skills gaps for years, the spread of automation and artificial intelligence is prompting some of the biggest companies — Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and AT&T, to name just a few — to take action, not with small pilots but with comprehensive plans to retrain large segments of their workforces.

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This Is The Tech Every Hospitality HR Manager Needs For Success


Relentless turnover challenges the sanity of even the most composed hotel manager. I would know: after owning two restaurants that employed 70 people at peak times, the constant battle against turnover triggers plenty of stressful memories.

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


To retain employees, companies must focus on trust, recognition, respect, gratitude, autonomy, and equity. FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & & DUBLIN – September 5, 2019 – With unemployment rates at historic lows, companies are more desperate than ever to recruit and retain good talent.

How to Plan for Your Business Expansion

Take It Personel-ly

Fortune favours the bold, and it takes some courage to take the plunge to expand your business. Whether it is taking on new clients, widening services, or opening a new branch, there is a lot to consider. Read on for some advice on what to bear in mind when grasping an exciting new opportunity.

Member Spotlight: Growth as a Leader is Not Just Upwards, but Inwards


At BetterUp, we believe that becoming our best selves stems from developing our whole selves. In our work with members, we often hear that while many have found career success, they still feel like something is missing. This isn’t surprising.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Summertime Celebrations at Waggl


Waggl celebrated an annual tradition in August. For the 5th year in a row, we brought together our entire distributed workforce to our main headquarters in Sausalito, California.

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The Qualtrics University Recruiting Team is on Tour!

Qualtrics HR

The Qualtrics University Recruiting team is hitting the road at the start of September, traveling from coast-to-coast for career fairs, coffee and networking sessions, and hackathons. You can find the complete list of dates and venues below.

Is Tomorrowland World’s Best Music Festival?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

The 2019 edition touted as the most expensive production (organisers decline to confirm exact figures), welcomed 400,000 visitors over two weekends and featured over 1000 artists in 18 stages spread over the massive 38 hectares area

5 TED Talks to Supercharge Your Motivation

marenated HR

By Hannah Wilson: . My very first class at college was the basic “How to College” course, and my very first professor was obsessed with TED Talks. We spent a majority of the class watching them, and it was then that my love for TED Talks began.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

9 Clever Ways To Use Text Messaging In Your Business

Forbes Leadership Strategy

64% of consumers believe that businesses should use SMS messages to interact with customers more often than they currently do


Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies


For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for their employees seems daunting and expensive.

Done With Strategy? Eight Signs That A Revolution Is On Its Way

Forbes Leadership Strategy

There are no less than eight signs that a revolution in strategy is inevitable and on its way. Will this make strategy finally live up to its promise

Busy Schedule? Try These 14 Tactics To Prioritize Your To-Do List

Forbes Coaches Council

Get a handle on your hectic day-to-day life by using these strategies from the experts of Forbes Coaches Council

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Why Becoming A Company Of One Is The New Black

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Growth is not the objective; building something slowly and methodically that is remarkable and resilient over the long-term is the name of the game. It's called Company of One

VETS 4212: The Other Report to be Filed by September 30th

Berkshire Associates

While many companies are focused on filing their EEO-1 Component 2 reports by the September 30 th deadline, for some federal contractors, there is also the annual requirement for the VETS 4212 report to be filed by that date. Veterans DOL EEOC News

Is Co-Working The Future Of Art?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Co-working has transformed the landscape of work. Will it do the same for art? A new model where artists exhibit and sell at co-working spaces is challenging the primacy of galleries in reaching art-lovers and buyers

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Stalked By Stress: Understanding Its Effect On Your Work And Life

Forbes Coaches Council

Stress is hazardous to your health, and it can sneak up on you before you even see it coming


How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Time Management Strategies For Entrepreneurs And Executives

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Every executive, leader and entrepreneur can use these three strategies to help make it all fit

Five Ways To Level Up Your Customer Experience

Forbes Coaches Council

Shifting to value-based service can create a more participatory experience for consumers and associates


Change management: how to shift the behaviours and mindsets of your people

HR Zone

Change. The 4Es of change management

How Your Organization's Cash Flow Can Inform Your Decisions

Forbes Coaches Council

We make dozens of decisions in our businesses every day without even noticing the process and complexity of it


Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.