January, 2014

The Year of the Employee: Human Resources, Leadership and HR Technology Predictions for 2014

Josh Bersin

In 2014 the world of Talent, Leadership and HR will undergo dramatic change. (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.) The economy will accelerate its growth. Global growth will create a. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Corporate Culture Human Resources Organization & Governance Talent Management

How an applicant tracking system (ATS) reads a resume

Workable

“Anonymous employee at indeterminate company with an unspecified degree in something totally unidentifiable seeks an unrecognized job in the complete unknown.”. This is what your resume looks like to even the most swanky Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Unless you are applying to be a spy, this air of mystery is unlikely to work in your favour. In this post, I’ll explain how to write a solid resume that will pass muster with even the most stringent of parsers.

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Do You Cultivate Being Kind at Work?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Today is Martin Luther King Day here in the U.S. and it has me thinking about what role being of service to others plays in people''s thinking about their professional development and career. . In this case, I''m thinking less about whether or not your job is about service--for example, you work for a nonprofit--and more about the extent to which you incorporate workplace altruism into your daily life.

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It’s Time To Solve the Performance Management Puzzle

Reviewsnap

Performance management ain’t easy. At least not for most of us. As Deloitte’s 2013 Human Capital Trends report noted, “… 58 percent of HR leaders gave their performance management process a ‘C’ grade or worse.” In fact, the report itself contains an entire section called, “The Performance Management Puzzle. Puzzle—as in riddle. Enigma. Challenge. Problem. It’s a fair comparison.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Keys to Attracting Top Talent

Effortless HR

The current job market is saturated with highly qualified individuals, and the most qualified job seekers are looking for much more than just a paycheck in their search for employment. In order to attract the best candidates, you should have certain measures in place in your recruiting and hiring processes. What do the top talents in your industry look for? How can you attract them? Here’s a look. The Employer of Choice.

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The Year of the Employee: Human Resources, Leadership and HR Technology Predictions for 2014

Josh Bersin

In 2014 the world of Talent, Leadership and HR will undergo dramatic change. (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.) The economy will accelerate its growth. Global growth will create a. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Corporate Culture Human Resources Organization & Governance Talent Management

Harsh Reality of a Bad Hire

Cielo HR Leader

You''ve spent months drafting job descriptions, posting “We’re hiring!” ads across numerous job boards, social networks and internally, encouraging current staff to make referrals. You''ve sifted through countless resumes, evaluated hard/soft skills and conducted phone interviews, bringing a select few onsite for a face-to-face.

5 Career Goals You Should Set for 2014 And Some Resources For Getting There

The Bamboo Project Blog

Welcome to 2014! . Last month I shared a series of 30 Juicy Questions to help you grow your life in 2014. They were designed to get you thinking about what you want and how you want to experience your life and career in the coming year. . Now that you''re ready for action, I wanted to pull together some resources to keep the momentum going. First, some of my suggestions of career goals for you to consider setting in 2014. Then some resources to help you set and achieve your goals. . .

The Pros and Cons of Tying Compensation to Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

At Reviewsnap, we''ve seen firsthand the benefits delivered by a pay-for-performance structure that closely ties compensation to the performance review process. However, this isn''t the right approach for every employer or every company culture. Like most human capital challenges, tying compensation to performance reviews has its share of pros and cons. Here are a few of the most critical: The Pros: 1. It takes the “mystery” out of pay increases.—Employees

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Announcing the 2013 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ winners!

Achievers

According to Gallup, a large majority (70 percent!) of the American working population is not engaged at work. This is a missed opportunity for employers because engagement is an effective tool to boost bottom-line results through alignment and increased productivity. Most importantly, it builds a competitive employer brand that attracts, retains, and inspires top performers. This is why companies that achieve high engagement should be celebrated.

How To Make A Great Impression In An Interview

TheHRBlog

It takes less than a minute for people to assess and make a first impression about the personality of a stranger. When it comes to getting a job and placing yourself before the interview panel, you must be extra careful not to disappoint. There is never a second change to make a great first impression […]. HR Interview First Impression in Interview Good Impression In Interview HR interview Impress Interview panel

Who said employee engagement and recognition are garbage?

David Zinger

Employee Engagement and Recognition as Trash Talk. . A Year of Recognition. I am engaged in a project called a year of recognition to recognize and appreciate others for who they are or what they do. The normal automated garbage pick up in Winnipeg is being done manually right now. The workers are dumping the heavy bins in an old fashioned garbage truck on a day of -33 Celsius. I was going out to thank them when my son Luke said I should give them something.

In workforce analytics just pretend that correlation is the same as causality

All about Human Capital

If you read any article, book or blog post about workforce analytics, HR data or evidence based HR you will eventually read the following sentence “…but remember that correlation is not the same as causality” And this is factually correct. Just because two items correlate does not mean that they are connected or that there is causality. The problem is that it does not help you with your communication with top management or your recommendations for action.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Three Tips for Getting Better Feedback

The Bamboo Project Blog

While many of us understand the need for feedback to improve ourselves personally and professionally, we often don''t understand the best ways to get it. We can tend to ask too generically ("what feedback do you have for me?") or maybe we don''t ask at all! . Often we will get unsolicited feedback from supervisors or colleagues, under the guise of "constructive criticism," but this is not always the feedback that is really most helpful and necessary for our own personal and professional growth.

Heed These 5 Performance Management Realities—Before It’s Too Late!

Reviewsnap

Previously, we wrote about the pressing need to solve the performance management puzzle that baffles so many of our organizations.

Prevent Employee Vacation Scheduling Nightmares

CakeHR

Back in the 1990s, I worked for a non-profit in New York City and reported directly to the president. On my first day back after a business trip, I came in early for a breakfast meeting with him, and he gave me an exciting project. “No No problem,” I told him. “I’ll I’ll put my best person on it as soon as she gets in to work this morning.” Except Sally, the person I was going to put to work. The post Prevent Employee Vacation Scheduling Nightmares appeared first on CakeHR blog.

The Makings Of A Great Salesperson

TheHRBlog

Convincing people to buy things that they’ve never heard of or probably don’t need is not an easy job. While many sales people struggle to get though the process, some can masterfully hook customers and sell products and services with ease. So what does it take to be a great salesperson? This is a timeless […]. Career Options Sales Career in Sales How To be A good Sales Person Traits of a sales Person

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Eugenie Bouchard: What a 19 Year Old Rising Tennis Star Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

David Zinger

7 Lessons on Employee Engagement from a Teenage Tennis Player. Reading time 1 minute 20 seconds). Eugenie Bouchard (source Wikipedia – Edwin Martinez. As a Canadian in Winnipeg with the temperature at 42 below, I have caught tennis fever and have enjoyed watching 19 year old Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, compete in the Australian Open. Her engaged and engaging play, landing her a spot in the semifinals, offers us lessons in engagement.

Hire Your Weakness

NoExcusesHR

I enjoy spending time with people who have similar interests as me. Whether it''s business, sports, staying fit , or just being with an interesting person who is outgoing and engaging, I know we''ll hit it off. If you happen to work in #HealthcareHR and you love hockey we will undoubtedly be friends for life. I''m not kidding. For life! Egos, Threats, and Teams There is a big problem with focusing on people who are similar to me when it comes to building my team though.

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What Seeds Are You Planting for 2014?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. After much reflection on my Word of the Year for 2014 ( Juicy Question #4 ), I came up with three of them. I''m following Chris Brogan''s advice here and the words I chose are interconnected in important ways for me. . The first word for me is "Seed." A word that may seem strange at first, but let me explain. . I have spent a lifetime operating within mechanical frames of thinking, where I''m "building" things--building a career, building a life.

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Mirror, Mirror: Who’s the Fairest in Engagementland?

Reviewsnap

For those of us prone to mirror-gazing and taking stock at this introspective time of year, here’s something worth pondering: are we really doing what it takes to nurture employee engagement within our companies? It’s a fair question, especially when you consider the powerful benefits that derive from superior employee engagement, e.g., enhanced productivity, improved innovation, greater profitability and reduced turnover, to name a few.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Hiring For Attitude Over Skills: The Ultimate Result

Peoplefluent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 :00am. Hiring For Attitude Over Skills: The Ultimate Result By Maren Hogan. As employers begin hiring for attitude over skill, it makes one wonder what is happening to all of those skilled, experienced workers, who aren’t necessarily a strong cultural fit. Businesses are changing the way they hire and it can put skilled workers at a disadvantage. Read More » read more

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5 Traits Of A Great Performance Management System.

TheHRBlog

Performance management positively impacts employees’ performance and productivity. Data from Development Dimensions International – an international major in the field of HR Consulting, shows that the percentage of goals achieved by employees increases substantially when a formal performance management system is put in place. With a good performance management program in place, managers indicated that […].

Employee Engagement on the Back of Your Business Card

David Zinger

What is your little for 2014? Reading Time: Under 1 Minute). The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. - Jon Kabat-Zinn. What is one little thing you can do in 2014 to improve employee engagement for yourself, your organization, or one other person you work with? To ensure that little make a difference attach your small behavior or action to something significant for yourself or the organization. Little does not mean trite or unimportant.

Creating Through Collaboration

Future of Work

January 2014. In December I described the difficulty (and the risks) of attempting to predict the future more than a few years out. This month I am going to ignore my own good advice and speculate a bit about where we might be heading. However, I’m hedging my bet by relying on a comment by science fiction writer William Gibson: “The future is already here – it just isn’t evenly distributed.”. So my predictions about tomorrow are built solidly on several “signals” we can see right now, today.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

The Big Switch: Moving from Administrative to Operational Goals

SuccessFactors

By Dr. Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors There’s a big difference between using goals for personnel administration versus using goals to support business strategy and operations. Administrative goals focus on justification of compensation decisions for individual employees, while operational goals focus on driving corporate strategy. By default, a lot of businesses end up […].

The two day rule of recruiting

Workable

How many days is too late to get back to a candidate? Does the speed of your response to applications affect the success of your hiring? We looked at the data and here’s what we found. There is a strong link between time-to-respond to an application and final outcome. The overwhelming majority of candidates who end up accepting interviews and jobs are those who had a response from the employer within 2 days of applying! We call it The Two Day Rule. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Where the Skills Are: Tapping Into Your Contingent Workforce

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 :00am. Where the Skills Are: Tapping Into Your Contingent Workforce By Sharlyn Lauby. Today’s guest post comes from Sharlyn Lauby, human resources professional with over 20 years of experience and accomplished blogger.]. In a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the skill level of the U.S. workforce is falling seriously behind its global counterparts. Read More » read more