April, 2014

Stop Managing Me!

Future of Work

In all the debate and discussion about workplace design one very fundamental factor is often overlooked: the importance of individual choice in where, when, and how work gets done.

The Power of Video: Recruiting, Branding and Engagement

Peoplefluent

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 :00am. The Power of Video: Recruiting, Branding and Engagement By Meghan Biro. Today’s guest blog post is from Meghan Biro, CEO of TalentCulture Consulting Group.]. One of my forever memes is workplace culture. Another is employee and workplace engagement, and yet another is employer brand. Each of these memes is bound up in the Meta-theme of Emotional Intelligence. Read More » read more

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The Importance of Branding In Hiring

Effortless HR

Companies know they have to maintain a certain level of branding when dealing with consumers – but what about with prospective employees? Company branding is becoming a major element to the hiring process. In an age where social media has personified businesses to a level not experienced before, human resources must understand the company’s image must also correspond to the way it presents itself to candidates.

Goal Setting Works. But Avoid Those Goals Gone Wild.

Reviewsnap

Helping employees set achievable performance goals delivers substantial benefits. Goal setting helps employees prioritize their work and focus their day-to-day efforts effectively. It lets them know exactly what they’ll be measured on (in part) during performance reviews. It can facilitate their communication and interaction with managers. And it shows them how important their personal contributions are to department, functional and overall company targets.

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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.

Aspire 2014: The Future of the Workplace

Achievers

The future of the workplace is based on facts: The modern workforce is fundamentally different and the shifts we’re all witnessing are seismic. Employees expect more out of their workplaces. Customers expect far more out of your employees. Companies today need to ensure they are positioned to thrive in the face of these changes which, most of all, means leveraging the modern workforce to win.

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Thinking About Thinking

Future of Work

I spent last week mingling with 1200 or so professional colleagues at IFMA’s Facility Fusion conference at National Harbor, Maryland, on the Potomac River just south of Washington, DC. This year’s theme was “Are you prepared for the future of the workplace?”

How to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy Through Candidate Sourcing Data

Peoplefluent

Monday, April 21, 2014 :00am. How to Improve Your Recruiting Strategy Through Candidate Sourcing Data By Kevin Grossman. The talent sourcing process is no longer limited to posting jobs in the newspaper and hoping the right candidates respond. Companies today have numerous methods for reaching candidates, and the possibilities continue to increase. Read More » read more

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How to Go Paperless and Save 15 Hours per Month

AccountSight

How businesses and independent consultants can reduce their paperwork, cut costs and save time

Employee Learning and Training—No Retreat, No Surrender!

Reviewsnap

How much do employers spend on learning and training? According to the American Society of Training and Development’s 2013 State of the Industry Report , U.S. organizations spent more than $164 billion on employee learning in 2012. (In In this case, “learning” encompasses a wide array of educational initiatives including training.) Training magazine’s 2013 Training Industry Report , on the other hand, offers a narrower focus on training initiatives and the dollars spent.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Workday's Services Partner Ecosystem: How We’re Different

Workday

At Workday we talk a lot about how our architecture and cloud applications were designed to avoid a lot of the problems of legacy ERP software. Yet another big differentiator is how the Workday partner ecosystem also was designed to be better for our customers. What’s different about our approach struck me when I was attending my first Workday Altitude, our annual partner conference

What Do Millennials Want From Their Careers

TheHRBlog

Those born between the 1980’s and 2000 are considered Millennials, and they seem to have developed specific characteristics – from the way they live with parents, to structured lives, to contact with diverse people, to the way they want their work life to be. Important work characteristics of this emerging group include working with diverse […].

11 Reasons Candidates Don’t Want to Work for You

The HR Minion

This past month a great Slideshare was being passed around online, “Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I will Never Hire You” by Mark O’Toole. As an HR pro who’s done her fair share of hiring, I loved it. Sure, none of the information is anything you haven’t heard before but it did a great job of putting it in an interesting, straight forward manner that hopefully will resonate with the intended audience.

Calling In Sick: What To Do When Employees Lie

Insperity

Poor Gloria. She had a horrible case of the flu and spent Friday and Monday in bed – or so she said when she called in sick. But, not according to her coworker John, who says he saw pictures on Facebook of Gloria with a group of women on Friday celebrating and preparing for a friend’s wedding. What is an employer to do? The most important thing is to not jump to conclusions. Gather the facts – not rumors or sneaky suspicions. Start with your time-keeping records.

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!

How to Go Paperless and Save 15 Hours per Month

AccountSight

How businesses and independent consultants can reduce their paperwork, cut costs and save time

Rethink Employee Engagement -- Already?

Reviewsnap

Employee engagement continues to be a hot-button issue for employers and HR professionals worldwide. Some of the questions swirling around this issue include: How, exactly, should we define employee engagement? Does engagement really drive productivity? Are employee satisfaction and happiness part of employee engagement? And, of course, how can we improve our engagement levels? Last year, Forbes published an article with the provocative title, “ It’s Time To Rethink Employee Engagement.”

Workday Rising Europe Video Highlights: Where Should We Go Next?

Workday

Today we wrapped up our first Workday Rising Europe customer event in London. Our customers share what they liked most about the event in this short video, and also answer the question, “Where should we have the next Workday Rising Europe?” We’re inspired by their answers

How To Do Brainstorming For Problem Solving

TheHRBlog

Chances are that you would have come across the concept of using Brainstorming at one time or another in your corporate career. Brainstorming is the most used and abused word in the corporate corridors. If done in a fit and proper manner, the benefits of using brainstorming for problem solving are immense. What is Brainstorming? Brainstorming is a conference technique by which […].

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.

What’s the Common Good?

Future of Work

Several hundred years ago most villages had at their center a “commons” – an area of public land that served as not only a meeting place (the “public square”) but often as also grazing land for the villagers’ cows, sheep, and other animals. It was a shared space that offered food and protection for individuals who were members of the community. Ownership of the Commons was shared by everyone who lived in the village.

Employee Time Off – Things To Consider

CakeHR

When did ‘time off’ change so dramatically? It used to be called holidays, and sickies for pretty much anything else! Nowadays we have sabbaticals, jury service, dependent leave, flexible working and much more. Long gone are the days of stay-at-home mums and men only in the workplace, in fact quite the reverse can now be true. Today there is a much wider acceptance in the workplace of family life generally and an understanding that people do actually have.

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Employee Satisfaction Can Make or Break a Career

Peoplefluent

Monday, April 14, 2014 :00am. Employee Satisfaction Can Make or Break a Career By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. Employee dissatisfaction is getting wildly out of hand. Right Management conducted a survey in which they gathered responses from 411 workers in the US and Canada. The survey found that a mere 19% were satisfied with their jobs. Read More » read more

The Art of Effective Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

Conducting a great performance review is a bit of an art. Managers who are just learning this art often ask us what they should be talking about—other than specific performance targets—with their people during reviews. In addition to the fine details (specific performance goals, noteworthy achievements, critical skill gaps, “reach” projects, future potential roles, etc.), we advise managers to ask questions that will help them understand the “big picture” where each individual is concerned.

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.

Workday Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri Discusses Commitment and Growth at Workday Rising Europe

Workday

Our first Workday Rising Europe exceeded our expectations, and we’re still hearing from customers about the value they received and what they’d like to see next year. The conference packed in plenty of insights, news, and updates. This video captures highlights of the opening keynote featuring our Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, EMEA President Chano Fernandez, and others at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London on April 1, 2014

6 Things Which Will Improve Your Peer Level Relationships.

TheHRBlog

Natural competition between work groups, driven by narrowly focused departmental goals and strengthened by reward systems that promote silos, make it tough for employees to develop good peer level relationships. Career coaches and veteran CEOs alike understand and constantly stress on the importance of managing peer level relationships at work. In fact, this is one […].

Think Outside Your Cubicle

The Bamboo Project Blog

Baratunde Thurston has a fantastic video on how we need to think differently about our careers. We have to move beyond thinking about specific jobs or the skill sets we use at Company/Organization A and think of ourselves much more broadly than we do. A great quote: I don’t think we’re ever going to reset to a new plateau or a new normal of any significant length.

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Time Management in the Future

CakeHR

A while back, I wrote about what time management looked like a hundred years ago. The military’s need to be able to coordinate its numerous activities, for example, spurred the development of a reliable sturdy wristwatch to replace the cumbersome and delicate pocket watch, and industry’s need to reduce how long it took to make widgets and other commodities led Mr. Ford to adapt the moving assembly line, whose widespread repercussions included the development of the middle class.

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.

How to Amplify Social Network Deployment in the Enterprise: A Strategic Framework

Peoplefluent

Monday, April 28, 2014 :00am. How to Amplify Social Network Deployment in the Enterprise: A Strategic Framework By Michael Fauscette. The Enterprise Social Network (ESN) is widely adopted by businesses today, often replacing the one-directional static intranet. In a July 2013 IDC survey of over 700 respondents, 79% of participants responded that their company has deployed a corporate-sponsored enterprise social network. Read More » read more

1. Employee Engagement: Creating Iatrogenic Disengagement – Anonymous Employees

David Zinger

Are you and your organization creating the very disengagement you are trying to solve? In medicine there is a term call iatrogenic illness. Iatrogenesis or iatrogenic effect is preventable harm resulting from medical treatment or advice to patients. For example, you go into a hospital for a minor procedure and leave with a bad infection.

Workday's Services Partner Ecosystem: How We’re Different, Part 2

Workday

I wrote in a post yesterday about Workday’s approach to partner selection and our Delivery Assurance program. Today I want to focus a bit on how we define the meaning of consultant certification