August, 2018

Employee Engagement in the Augmented Age

Ultimate Software

Fretting about the security of your job because of the Fourth Industrial Revolution ? In our marvelous age of cognitive computing technologies, the good news is that people will perform less boring and repetitive manual tasks. The bad news is that individuals may lose their jobs as a consequence.

A Guide to Giving Your Office Dog Their Performance Review

Reflektive

As we prepare for review season, we at Reflektive have been doing some research and discovered that there is a disturbing lack of resources online about how to give office dogs their performance reviews. Dogs–like humans–are very sensitive, which is why giving them performance feedback delicately and positively is crucial to their engagement and productivity. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones.

Progressive Performance Management: Why Your Employee Compensation Strategy Is Holding You Back

15Five

Welcome to Talk Nerdy To Me , 15Five’s academic blog series where we get nerdy, talk to the world’s best thinkers, and break down the latest academic research that you can apply to your workplace. The Annual Performance Review is Dead! Or is it?

Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

HR Bartender

We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction.

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.

The Future of Work and How to Improve Job Satisfaction

Cornerstone On Demand

We spend an average of 90,000 hours of our lives at work. But according to psychologist, bestselling author and host of the WorkLife podcast Adam Grant, too many of those hours are unhappy ones.

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Attracting Talent in a Competitive Hiring Market

Trinet

Incentives Like Flexible Work Schedule, Unlimited Paid Time Off and Remote Work Options May Help Employers Attract and Retain Employees. Business

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Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

Visier

Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions.

The Employee Experience and the “Law of Congruent Experience” - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

Creating a winning customer experience starts first with the Employee Experience. The customer. It’s any person or group receiving a service from an individual or organization. If you run a company, it’s the person buying your t-shirts, pizza, or software. In healthcare , it’s the patient.

4 Reasons Why Organizations Should Focus on Performance

HR Bartender

Some of you might be thinking, doesn’t every organization focus on performance? Well, I think the answer to that is … maybe. I know in my career, I’ve worked for companies that spent a huge amount of time focused on goals , only to abandon all of them for some shiny new program.

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.

Dear ReWorker: How Do I Attract Good Candidates in a High Employment Economy?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, As this is my first job in HR, I find myself researching.a In our industry, and our small town, skilled labor is becoming increasingly hard to find so we're constantly looking for ways to not only bring in better candidates, but also keep the skilled employees we already have.

10 Must-Read Employee Experience Articles for HR Pros

ClearCompany HRM

We’ve carefully curated this list to include unique articles covering the different facets of employee experience; including, why employers are investing in it, what it truly is, how to build the strategy, questions to ask, how to measure and so much more!

How Visionary Leaders Lead: An Interview With Bonnie Hagemann

15Five

Today’s leaders face a more chaotic business environment than ever before. To survive, businesses must be agile while still moving toward a long-term vision. They must compete while adjusting to ever-changing technologies and increasing customer and employee expectations.

Data-Based Strategies to Recognize, Reward, & Retain High-Potential Employees

Ultimate Software

This blog post originally appeared on Forbes. Finding, retaining, and engaging top talent is consistently one of the hardest challenges organizations face.

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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.

4 Reasons Why Employee Retention Is Challenging - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

“Back in the day we used to walk to work, in the snow, uphill, both ways!” Yeah, we’ve all heard it before. The older generation in the workforce had it much rougher than we do today, right? For the most part I would say that’s pretty much true.

4 Reasons to Start an HR Lab

HR Bartender

I was at a conference recently where a speaker used the term “HR Lab”. I thought it was pretty cool. My vision of a lab is a place where you test out new things. Or you take existing things and tweak them a little. Human resources could definitely use a Lab.

Your Seven-Step Guide to Having Tough Conversations with Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

Many people want to move into a management role because of higher pay, prestige and the ability to finally do things their way. But managing people also means having difficult conversations with the people that report to you. Whether you need to discuss performance, explain how a role is evolving or enforce the dress code, you should be prepared for tough talks. Employment attorney and HR consultant Kate Bischoff has put together a 7 point checklist for having these tough conversations.

4 Economic Trends Impacting Talent Today

ClearCompany HRM

The market for talent has always been and always will be changing. From the time the first help wanted sign was hung from a shop window to today when it’s hard to tell if we’re in high unemployment or the gig economy.

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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.

Think You Know Your Total Cost of Workforce? Think Again.

Visier

Do you have a detailed and accurate understanding of your total cost of workforce (TCOW)? If your organization is anything like most large businesses, the answer is no. Organizations are usually pushed to review their TCOW only when facing upheavals, crisis, or simply a pivot in the sector.

Manage Team Bandwidth By Adopting A Growth Mindset And These Proven Techniques

15Five

“Bandwidth! My kingdom for more team bandwidth!”. Okay, maybe Shakespeare used a slightly different term in Richard III (I think it had something to do with a horse), but this would certainly be an apt replacement for many managers out there today.

How to Improve C-Suite Visibility by Linking Engagement to Business Outcomes

Ultimate Software

Proper data collection and analysis play a crucial role in today’s organizations, guiding decision makers through difficult decisions and directing overall corporate strategy.

Employee Disengagement – Not the Same As Being Grumpy

HR Bartender

If you haven’t seen it, there’s an interesting article in The New York Times titled, “ Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50 ”. The article talks about how people usually become more mellow with age BUT not the current group of middle aged Americans (aka the “Grumpy Middle”).

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.

3 Way to Turn Google For Jobs Into a Competitive Advantage

Cornerstone On Demand

Happy anniversary, Google for Jobs. It has been just about a year since you made your debut, and despite all the hoopla at the time of your arrival, it's fair to say that most companies have brushed you off as just another Google tool. But, in the words of Mr. T: “I pity the fool."

Why Building an End-to-End Candidate Experience Should Be Priority #1

ClearCompany HRM

Creating a great candidate experience used to be nice to have.

Workforce Planners: 4 Steps to Improving Profit Margins for Services

Visier

Professional services firms face a delicate balancing act in determining how to best staff a client project. Assign too many junior people, and client satisfaction may suffer. Assign too many senior people, and the salary spend may be higher than is necessary to deliver project outcomes.

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Diversity and Inclusion Is A Business Strategy, Not An HR Program

Josh Bersin

Corporate diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic. It comes up in almost every client I visit. With the #metoo movement, #blacklivesmatter, and a continuous political discussion about income.

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.