August, 2019

Why performance goals matter—and 4 strategies to improve them

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Kathi Enderes on August 6, 2019. Who hasn’t set a goal to get more fit, learn a new language, or take a dream vacation? We frequently use goals in our personal lives because they help us stay focused on the things we want to achieve.

3 Essential Company Culture Pillars to Improve Belonging and Retain Employees

Bonusly

As humans, we naturally look for belonging, places where we feel included and valued for our contributions. It’s an innate need that’s necessary for fulfillment and can have alarming consequences when ignored.

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The 5 Steps of Analytics-Driven Workforce Planning

Visier

The post The 5 Steps of Analytics-Driven Workforce Planning appeared first on Visier Inc. Workforce Planning

What You Know About Employee Benefits Is Wrong

Great Place to Work

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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.

One-on-One Meetings: 3 Ways to Stop Screwing Them Up With Your Employees

Jason Lauritsen

How important are one-on-one meetings between managers and their employees? This question comes up somewhat regularly because these meetings are time-consuming, and most managers are so overwhelmed with work that they are hunting for any excuse to cut something from the calendar.

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5 Ways To Improve Employee Experience

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Why Leaders Need to Be Recognition Champions

Achievers

During my time as the former CEO and President of Intuit Canada, the company was included in the “ Best Workplaces in Canada ” list twice and was listed under the top 10 all but one year. How did this happen? For starters, employee recognition played a major role.

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Older Workers Are a Valuable Talent Pool

SHRM

Over the last decade, most HR leaders have been obsessed by the role of millennials at work and figuring out how to meet the different expectations and needs of these young workers. Certainly, this has been important work.

Why "Unlimited PTO" Is Stupid and Needs to be Replaced with Work/Life Integration.

The HR Capitalist

Remember when "Unlimited PTO" was a fresh thought and really made you think about the relationship employees had with the organizations they worked for? Yeah, me neither. I just did a google search titled, " The Long Con of Unlimited PTO ".

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!

How to Improve HR’s Effectiveness

Visier

The post How to Improve HR’s Effectiveness appeared first on Visier Inc. Deeper Insights

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Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Only Skin Deep?

DecisionWise

Recently the president of a non-profit organization reached out to ask if I would join his board. He led with several kind compliments about his confidence in my ability to be an effective board member. He then said something that seemed very inclusive: “We need your demographic.”

Mobile Recruitment: Smart Recruiting Through Smartphones

TalentLyft

Smart recruiters recruit through smartphones! Today, mobile recruitment is a must. Recruiters who haven’t optimized their job listings and hiring process for mobile recruiting risk missing out on top talent, now more than ever. Read More. Recruiting

Is ‘Burnout’ Really a Disease?

Namely

Chronic fatigue. Forgetfulness. Loss of appetite. No, that isn't the flu. It’s just Monday morning in the office. HR Employee Engagement

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.

To Increase Organizational Performance, Cultural Similarity May Beat Individual Quality

Visier

Consider how much of your HR focus is on the quality of the individuals in your organization, but research suggests it may be equally or even more enlightening to understand the collective similarity–not just individual quality. The typical focus on improving individuals.

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What the Ice Cream Road Race Taught Me About Work-Free Vacations

WeSpire

Saturday Spark #25. By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO. Like many leaders, I don’t completely stop working while on vacation. It’s partly the nature of entrepreneurship and running a small company. There are just certain things that can’t wait, nor is there someone else to do them.

9 Steps for Optimizing the Employee Experience During Your Next Technology Project

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Qualtrics , the leader in experience management. They help organizations listen, understand, and take action on experience data. Mark your calendars for the Qualtrics X4 Summit.

Why We Should Embrace Generational Differences in the Workplace

Digital HR Tech

Are generational differences in the workplace a thing or not? Some say they most definitely are, others say they’re an absolute myth.

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.

Reflections on training. 

HRGem

A few weeks ago I attended a training course. It wasn’t anything to do with my usual work, but was about learning to help children with Down Syndrome to navigate the transition to teenage years. As someone who regularly delivers … Continue reading → Other Stuff

Managing Gender Pay Equity Through the Employee Lifecycle

Reflektive

Pay equity remains top of mind for HR professionals, company executives, and employees alike. The latest statistics related to the gender pay gap in the U.S. come from the 2017 Census Bureau report , which says that women earn about 80 cents to every dollar that a man makes. This 20-cent difference adds up to women missing out on $500 billion in earnings per year. But pay equity does not just refer to unequal paychecks.

Dear ReWorker: Is It Sexist to Promote a Male Employee Over Two Females?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, I manage three analysts: one male and two females. All analysts have been working in the field for a similar amount of time, but one of the women is currently on maternity leave. The male analyst recently asked for a promotion to a senior analyst position.

Find Merck KGaA Found the Ideal Span of Control Using People Analytics

Visier

People analytics is critical for business because, at the end of the day, insights into our data enable us to drive better outcomes for my organization, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

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.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

New Research: 2019 Remote Work Statistics

Ultimate Software

The future of work is in flux. Emerging technology has enabled an “anywhere, anytime” workplace, and both employees and employers are reaping the benefits. According to the U.S.

50 Conversations in 50 Days: 10 Things I Know about Today’s HR Professionals

UpstartHR

Really. I have spent the last 50 or so days speaking with dozens of HR pros (more than 50 now, but the number worked for the title so I ran with it!) and the takeaways I’ve had are pretty incredible.

Best-Self Management Podcast, Episode 5: Design Thinking In HR

15Five

Design thinking is a powerful tool for any creative to use, be it product designers, architects, interior designers—you name it. But, have you ever considered leveraging it to guide your culture or HR initiatives?

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.