Wed.Dec 19, 2018

Getting More Conscious About Unconscious Bias


On December 12, Symantec employees at our Mountain View campus stopped by PwC's Unconscious Bias Mobile Tour to experience the reality of living in a biased world

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Can You Foster Inclusion with Floating Holidays? We Say Yes


Holiday pay can sometimes be a source of confusion for employers. For which days are you required to allow employees time off, and must that time be paid? What about when employees ask off for personal religious holidays, but the office as a whole remains open for business?

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Wouldn’t It Be Better If You Talked to Them About Pay?

TLNT: The Business of HR

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps you’ve heard that cliche. And maybe your answer is, Who cares! Wages, Pay, & Salary Featured transparency


4 Ways to Apply AI at Work Today

Cornerstone On Demand

For many HR professionals, AI can seem like a far-off reality and something they don't need to worry about.yet. But HR analyst, podcaster and influencer Ben Eubanks says this assessment is entirely inaccurate.

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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.

3 Ways to Help Remote Workers Feel the Seasonal Spirit — #12DaysofHCM

Ultimate Software

Telecommuting options have exploded over the past decade, and Gallup’s 2017 report showed that 43% of professionals work remotely at least some of the time.

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8 HR Tech Trends of 2019


Off the back of reading a recent thought-provoking article by Courtney Moran at G2Crowd , which looks at their predicted 5 major HR tech innovations for 2019 , it made us want to explore further and look at some of the ways HR technology will support other important HR operations over the next 12 months. After 2018 has proven to be the year of addressing the serious issues surrounding equality, diversity, inclusion and sexual harassment, 2019’s focus has shifted to include solutions to these problems with help from HR software, automated systems and AI tools. Looking back at some of this year’s headlines, it’s also clear that workers are seeking employment within companies that are diverse, promote equal opportunities, harness a safe working environment and understand ways to improve the work-life experience, so it’s imperative that HR technology is best used to support these demands. So here we have 8 HR tech trends for businesses to prepare for in 2019. 1. Continued efforts to boost employee engagement. By now, you should be aware of the numerous benefits that employee engagement brings to the workplace – if not, you haven’t read enough of our articles ! But in all seriousness, employee engagement has been proven to boost commitment, loyalty to the company, enthusiasm and increased productivity. HR software has the power to improve these employee engagement initiatives by streamlining processes, tracking feedback and opening up the lines of instant communication which is great for recognition and performance management. Therefore, it’s no surprise that such a large percentage of HR professionals, 80% to be exact, were found to believe HR tech improved employee attitude toward the company – Source G2 Crowd EE Survey. With more software options available to companies, it’s likely 2019 will continue to seek out the best HR technology to improve the delivery and management of these employee engagement strategies. 2. Equal and diverse practices. Unfortunately even in this day and age, equality and diversity in the workplace still poses a challenge for employers to manage. Even organisations actively promoting equal and diverse practices are still unable to overcome the unconscious biases that we all bring into the workplace. This unconscious bias is particularly prominent in the hiring processes and can undermine recruitment efforts and staff development which is detrimental to any organisation and promotes a disconnected culture. By taking appropriate steps to remove unconscious bias from the hiring process, your organisation will be more likely to perform better. G2 Crowd have predicted that companies will increase their use of HR software to diminish unconscious bias from their hiring processes by 30% in 2019. There are an increasing number of HR tech solutions that can help HR and recruitment to overcome the issues surrounding equality and diversity by removing this unconscious bias and further analysis of stored data will help organisations to understand how diverse their workforce is and compare against their competition. You can’t manage what you don’t measure! 3. A ground-breaking approach to sexual harassment training (and quite possibly any corporate training for that matter). We recently looked at what the #MeToo movement would mean for HR going forward and the growing pressure for companies to actually deal with sexual abuse and harassment means that a sexual harassment policy and training should be implemented, if not done so already. However, it has come to light from a recent study that although 98% of companies have implemented a sexual harassment policy, progress has stalled and only 32% of women feel that inappropriate behaviour at work is challenged. It’s clear that having a policy alone just isn’t enough to tackle this problem. But now a new, highly innovative concept is getting ready to change all of this. Vantage Point is the world’s first Virtual Reality training platform that has been working hard behind the scenes to develop immersive training techniques, targeted at sexual harassment, behavioural change and diversity and inclusion. After announcing earlier this year that they had secured a seed funding round of $1.3M to bring a VR based anti-sexual harassment training function to corporations by delivering engaging, simulated training experiences in a safe environment, people are eagerly awaiting what they come up with – so watch this space in 2019! 4. Fostering an inclusive and respectful company culture. If #MeToo and #TimesUp taught us anything, it’s that women are still being significantly disrespected and underrepresented in the workplace, and even more so for women of colour. Only around 1 in 5 C-Suite leaders is a woman and shockingly only 1 in 25 is a woman of colour. “Experts agree that articulating a business case, setting goals and reporting on progress, and rewarding success are key to driving organizational change.” . Although women are at the brunt of dealing with more demeaning comments, disrespectful behaviour and micro-aggression on a daily basis, 58% of all employees experience some type of incivility at work, which has to be challenged if it is ever going to change. To foster a working environment in which all employees feel included and respected, people need to feel ‘safe’ in their place of work. Managers need to undergo training to understand and implement initiatives to prioritise diversity and inclusion alongside training on behaviours that are acceptable and behaviours that should never and will never be tolerated. Everyone in a company should receive this type of training, to clearly understand the company code of conduct. HR technology can support this by making training effective and easily accessible, providing reports to review and manage levels of retention, grievances related to these issues and diversity in all levels of the organisation. We hope that over the next 12 months, we will be able to report a positive development in this area. 5. The employee experience (EX). We have touched upon the importance of the employee experience in previous articles , but 2019 should see the employee experience play a more pivotal role in the bottom-line success of the organisation. The employee experience is defined as a physical, cultural and technological environment and is strongly linked to the customer experience, in the sense that every interaction builds the relationship with the brand. As the employee experience directly influences the customer experience, organisations will need to place importance on software learning and development programs, especially as employees and customers alike move further towards digital transactions and online support. Things such as surveys and gathering feedback will help companies to better understand what drives and engages their employees in 2019 and HR tech will help to collate and analyse this data. 6. Introduction of AI across multiple HR operations. AI is a big deal right now, so next year we imagine we will see a lot of companies jumping on board to welcome machine learning into their HR ops, mainly as a means to streamline processes and give time back to employees to focus on the bigger challenges they face in their roles. AI is also improving the overall employee experience as it has the ability to take away some of the more mundane tasks such as responding to commonly asked questions from employees and quickening the recruitment process. “Companies are increasingly leveraging AI technology to help identify data opportunities, improve internal workflows, and increase productivity, to name a few.”. – Courtney Moran, G2 Crowd. AI will also be the main driver to help remove the unconscious bias we looked at earlier, so we would expect to see an increase in the use of these automated systems in 2019. 7. An agile organisation business model. The agile organisation as a business model is becoming popular as it allows for quick change solutions and makes better use of an employee’s skills across departments, keeping work engaging and motivating. By moving away from the traditional managerial hierarchy and structured processes, to networks and teams who have more control over decision making at a faster rate, businesses will gain a competitive advantage. It will also improve productivity and flexibility amongst people in the org in the following ways: Team based performance management. Goal and objective sharing. Feedback. Assigning, managing and overseeing projects. Real time communication. Ability to create and dismantle team collaborations in line with business needs. Less restrictive roles. Organisations are beginning to understand the benefits of the agile model, but the best way to manage this type of structure is with some type of organisational design software. This will allow leader’s to overview their organisation as a whole, manage teams efficiently and provisionally see how teams could work together before actually confirming any final decisions. 8. Remote working as a ‘norm’. A study by the International Working Group (IWG) found that 70% of employees across the globe worked remotely every week in 2018, proving that remote working has entered the mainstream and is no longer considered an exception to certain job roles. Viewed as a huge employee and company benefit, top talent will be looking to work for (and stay with) companies that are keeping ahead of the times and offering this type of working schedule. Even learning and development can be conducted remotely in some instances, which saves on time and costs. Management can also take advantage of e-learning to upskill in how to manage a remote team effectively. With software such as Slack , Asana and other HR cloud based platforms, remote working has been made easy to accommodate, which is great, as remote working has been shown to increase loyalty, productivity and boost brand reputation. CakeHR in 2019. So as you can see, exciting things await the HR world next year! Having a pro-active approach to these HR trends, you and your business can get a head start and put strategies in motion to engage, retain, diversify and protect your employees. “The HR industry is currently experiencing a deluge of innovation, and the business of creating ground breaking HR solutions is booming. The design, intelligence, and adaptability of HR management software will continue to evolve as new HR tools are developed. These indispensable solutions will help companies improve employee engagement, diversify their workforce, rethink sexual harassment training, expand corporate wellness solutions, and augment AI-based HR operations.” – Courtney Moran, Research Specialist at G2 Crowd. And with CakeHR’s recognition as a high performer in the HR Management Software marketplace, our aim is to continue to support the needs of our current and prospective clients to meet the demands of these trends forecast to govern business objectives throughout 2019. Are there any other HR tech trends you forecast will impact your organisation in 2019? Let us know! So to summarise, the 8 HR tech trends of 2019 are: Boost employee engagement. Promote equal and diverse practices. Virtual reality immersive training. Foster an inclusive and respectful company culture. The employee experience. AI across HR operations. Agile business model. Remote working. Robyn. * * *. There is a subtle difference between a good and a great HR management software. Know how we deliver nothing but “Great” by starting your 14-day free trial at CakeHR ! The post 8 HR Tech Trends of 2019 appeared first on CakeHR Blog. HR g2crowd hr HR trends human resources

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Data impacting the workplace: Optimizing the learning process

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Eyal Cahana on December 19, 2018. Acknowledging that efficient, learning AI technologies are due to a base of large and relevant data, a whole new approach toward human work and employment is emerging. Related links. 2019 Global Human Capital Trends survey. Participate today.

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Why Some Teams Succeed While Others Fail

TLNT: The Business of HR

“Do you believe in miracles?” ” Teambuilding Featured


Over 80 HR Laws Take Effect on Jan. 1


Forget the champagne and confetti—HR teams have a different kind of New Year’s tradition. Every January, states and cities across the country enact laws impacting company policies and employee wages.

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!

What a Difference a Workspace Can Make

TLNT: The Business of HR

When it comes to attracting new employees and retaining our top talent, we tend to roll out the red carpet in terms of pay and benefits. But what about the office itself?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Talent Management Process

Digital HR Tech

Managing talent is arguably the most important job for any HR department. In this article, we will dive into the nitty-gritty of creating a talent management process, including all the steps involved.

No College Degree? No Problem, Says This HR Specialist.


If you are able to showcase a few key skills, you may be on your way to your dream job. Hiring


18 Ways to create a more effective Customer Retention Strategy

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

These 18 ways create a more effective customer retention strategy. However, they are contrary to everything you have learned as a sales professional. Or a sales engineering professional, a customer service professional, or any other professional engaged in acquiring and retaining customers.

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.

Why is cultural fit important in recruiting? It’s about valuing people


In a rapidly evolving hiring climate where 76% of recruiters are struggling to find candidates , one wonders what the “magic” solution is. Truth is, there is none, yet there must be more to it than just the traditional approach of posting a job ad, screening candidates for work background and academia, and interviewing them. And there’s certainly more to attracting a candidate than just throwing more money onto the table.

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Integrated ATS and Background Check Solutions

General Information Services

Bah, humbug! Tis the season for curmudgeons, and Ebenezer Scrooge is your paragon of grumpiness. The man was irked by virtually everything.

Seven Leadership Myths to Stop Believing

DISC Assessments

This week’s edition of Platinum Rules for Success explores the qualities of Leadership. Contributor, Mark Sanborn, exposes some of the most common leadership myths. Lucky for us, Mark also offers up truths debunking these leadership myths.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Engaging with the Modern Workforce

Vibe HCM

With 2019 on the horizon, many of us begin to make plans for improvements in the New Year. It’s no coincidence that gym memberships and subscriptions to weight-loss plans spike exponentially every January!

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Mind the Skills Gap

The Frontier Project

What if your team wants to do a great job, but truly lacks the skill


Why Your Business Needs Regulatory Compliance Software 

360 factors

Management often wonders where this need for regulatory compliance software suddenly came from, and we cannot really blame them for thinking this way.

The future of talent acquisition: traditional recruitment models are no longer enough

HR Zone

Acquisition. The future of talent acquisition

Are HR and Employees in a Dysfunctional, Codependent Relationship?

Compensation Cafe

Cafe friend Paul Hebert has written an intriguing article at the HR Examiner (where he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board) in which he puts forth a very interesting assertion. His premise is this: that the HR/employee relationship is dysfunctional and amost surely codependent.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

5 companies with great internal communications


Getting internal communications down pat can be extremely difficult, especially when a lot of communications tools simply don’t meet the needs of organizations, or align with how their people prefer to digest content.

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Alexa, Is Human Judgment Obsolete?

HRO Today

Technology is pushing the boundaries when it comes to hiring, and candidates will benefit. By Elliot Clark. Candidates can expect an improved hiring experience in 2019 with technology leading the way. “In

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updates: coworker gives us the silent treatment, a high coworker driving, and more

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. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. My coworker gives everyone the silent treatment for weeks.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Business UNStuck | Barry Moltz


Barry Moltz has started three companies, written six books, and done innumerable articles and radio shows on small business. It’s fair to say he has learned a thing or two about how to help small businesses!

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.