January, 2015

Corporate Culture Must Enable Organizational Success

HR Bartender

I think we all understand the importance of corporate culture. But do we understand the purpose? That was another big takeaway during the 2014 Great Place to Work conference. Culture must serve a purpose. And that purpose must translate into organizational success. For example, if the organizational culture is fun…that’s great…but how does a fun culture translate into success for the business?

3 Ways To Engage Each Age Group At Work

ClearCompany HRM

What group of professionals based on generational age do you think is the most engaged in the workplace? If you guessed the very young and the older age groups, you were right. A recent survey by Quantam Workplace identified the most and least engaged groups in the workplace based on age. Among the most engaged were young Millennials under the age of 25 and Baby Boomers over the age of 66. The least engaged were older Millennials between the ages of 26 and 35 years old. Diversity

Groups 320

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation Z

Cornerstone On Demand

For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, I have some disturbing news. Generation Z is already knocking on HR’s doorstep. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings and all ages in-between seeking employment. This is unprecedented. Are businesses ready? Apparently not, according to a recent report published by Randstad Workmonitor.

Strategic HRM (HR Carnival)

UpstartHR

This week I’m hosting the Strategic HCM themed HR Carnival. For those of you that might be new, the HR Carnival is a series of links to blogs around the world that are gathered together for a single post. Sometimes there is a theme, and sometimes it’s wide open in terms of topics. I try to create themed carnival posts, because I like collecting content around a specific topic to allow you to go deep into one content area.

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.

Why Peer Relationships Matter at Work

RecognizeThis!

by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Peers see and understand more of their colleagues’ contributions, enabling them to offer more support. Work/life balance is a myth. I could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more easily than it did 20 or even 10 years ago. And that would be true. But it’s no less true that our “life” also comes to work with us.

ATS 174

More Trending

Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Internet of Things”

HR Bartender

There’s a (relatively) new term out there folks. It’s called “the Internet of Things” (abbreviated IoT) and the definition is a bit complicated. The best one I’ve found so far is from Techopedia. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes a future where everday physical objects will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices.”.

Nobody Puts Onboarding in a Corner

ClearCompany HRM

Within the first six months of a new job, 86% of employees decide whether they’d like to stay or search for a different job. Aberdeen Group finds that an additional 69% of new employees are likely to maintain a job for at least three years if the HR, managers and IT crews perform welcoming employee onboarding. Onboarding Paperless Onboarding Employee Onboarding

Why Matching Millennials with Boomers Might Save Tomorrow's Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Retirement, once the end goal for workers, has a different meaning today. People want to keep working — both because they can and because they need financial security through increasingly longer lifespans. At the same time, once they retire, older workers often take their industry — or “tribal" — knowledge with them. “Retirement is defined in our society and our culture as an on-off switch.

How to Study for the SPHR Exam

UpstartHR

I like giving advice based on experience, not opinion. When people previously asked me how to study for the SPHR exam, I’ve had to give them my opinion based on what I understood. To be honest, my response was pretty accurate, but it’s now nice to actually confirm that with my own completion of the SPHR certification. In case you missed it, I talked last week about my success in passing the SPHR exam , so I can now speak from experience in how to properly study.

Study 165

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.

Social Capital: What It Is & Why Your Employees Need It

WorkHuman

Would it surprise you if I told you your company will fail without social networking? It’s absolutely true though. It will. Of course, when I am talking about social networking I’m not referring to Facebook or LinkedIn. I’m talking about interpersonal connections and relationships. Social networks are as old as human society. Even older, really. They are what create community and culture and what enable us to function in groups and companies.

Four Ways You Can Impact Learning

All Things Workplace

More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?". If they don''t like the answer they may keep looking. For leaders, managers, and heads of projects, helping people learn is a critical contribution to individual and organizational success. So, here are Four Ways to Impact Learning that will serve you well. . Impact on Curiosity : For every action there''s a reaction.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Instagram

HR Bartender

The next post in our “5-Day Plan” series focuses on Instagram. If you haven’t checked out the other posts in our series, you can find them here: Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter. Your 5-Day Plan to Learning LinkedIn. Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest. Now, depending upon your age, you might be wondering why we should pay attention to Instagram. Some statistics say upward of 90% of Instagram users are under age 35. That’s exactly the reason.

The Problem With Middle Management

ClearCompany HRM

“If you want a recipe for disaster, just follow in the footsteps of many businesses today: As organizations are getting flatter and pushing responsibility down the ladder onto middle managers, those middle managers are not receiving the leadership development training they need to handle these responsibilities.” - Peter Walsh , Head of Global Marketing, Harvard Business School Publishing. Walsh couldn’t have said it better.

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!

6 Crazy Interview Questions CEOs Swear By

Cornerstone On Demand

Google has gained a reputation for asking open-ended, seemingly nonsensical interview questions ( “How many cows are in Canada?” ” ) that have no correct answer. They want to watch a candidate work his or her way through a problem. Many CEOs swear by similarly zany, out-of-the-box questions when assessing talent. Here, a few of the wildest curveballs high-level execs regularly throw candidates — and why: "On a scale of 1 to 10, how weird are you?"

Leadership Reading List-Why Every Book is Different

UpstartHR

What’s on your leadership reading list? No thanks, I read a book on leadership already. What else do you recommend? Someone dropped that comment in a conversation recently, and I wanted to take some time today to dispel this notion about leadership books, courses, content, etc. The concept? Once you’ve learned about leadership, you don’t need to know any more. If it sounds silly to you to see it spelled out like that, I’d have to agree.

Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

Josh Bersin

The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” ” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources Talent Management

Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

The People Equation

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business. And business leaders – you aren’t exempt from this list. You will need to collaborate with your HR team to make the most of these opportunities and manage the challenges.

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.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

By now, we realize social media isn’t going away. In fact, quite the opposite – new social media sites are popping up every day. It’s a challenge to keep current…or even learn the full capabilities of the platform. Let’s face it, we go to a conference or meeting and get talked into opening an account on a social network. Then, we immediately use it once or twice and say to ourselves that, when we get back to the office, we’ll explore the app, download some articles and really learn how to use it.

Grovo 322

Climbing the Dawn Wall: 3 Lessons on Pursuing Organizational Goals

ClearCompany HRM

This week, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made history when they completed the first successful free ascent of. the hardest climb in the world , the Dawn Wall route in Yosemite. They lived on this massive vertical face for 19 days with no break, attempting the difficult sections countless times before finally making it to the top.

How Wearable Sensors Measure Employee Happiness and Productivity

Cornerstone On Demand

When Bank of America discovered a disparity in its call center productivity, it tried a novel problem-solving approach: outfitting employees with personal sensors. Developed by Ben Waber , MIT Media Lab alum and CEO of Sociometric Solutions , the wearable sensors are packed into an ID badge and measure social interactions in the workplace — such as how much employees move and converse throughout the day.

Better HR Communication for a Better 2015

UpstartHR

Early every year, the President of the United States makes an address to the nation. The purpose of the annual “State of the Union ” address is to give an account of the year’s events and discuss the priorities of the coming months. If communicated properly, this is an opportunity to reach a larger audience, share major goals, and get buy-in from the constituency. So why don’t we give it a shot?

Groups 158

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.

5 Creative Ways to Use Employee Surveys

CultureIQ

Employee surveys don’t need to be long and comprehensive to provide value. Take the guesswork out of decisions by leveraging feedback through short and frequent employee surveys. Consider these creative employee surveys to actively involve everyone in improving your company culture: Prioritizing Action Steps. Even if you have compiled a list of action items to address culture pain points, chances are that they each take time, planning, and funds.

Survey 142

What’s Your Trust Building POV?

The People Equation

Welcome to Trust-Building Thursday, a new series on The People Equation. Each month, we’ll explore trust in the workplace and offer practical tips for building trust with your boss, colleagues, peers and team members. You can see other installments of the series here. When I was sixteen, my family moved across the state. It was the first time we’d ever moved; it was a leap of faith on my parents’ part that we would all adjust to our new surroundings.

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. Examples are the Ultimate Software Connections Conference , KronosWorks Conference , and the SilkRoad Connections Conference. During those events, I learn about the companies, the products and services they provide, and how they meet the needs of human resources professionals.

5 Traits That “Great Place to Work” Employers Have

ClearCompany HRM

Building and maintaining an effective employer brand requires striking a balance between what’s good for the organization and what’s good for the organization’s people. There is a sweet spot in there; it can be hard to find, but it’s there, I promise. Who would know better how to locate it than employer brand experts, Glassdoor? The good people at Glassdoor compiled a short list of the 5 traits their “ Great Places to Work ” winners all had in common.

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 Mobile is Revolutionizing Recruiting: Q&A with Alan Lepofsky

Cornerstone On Demand

The mobile revolution has already started to transform the way we get things done at work, but how is it changing the way people get hired in the first place? To get the scoop on how recruiters can (and should) integrate mobile technology into their process, we talked to Alan Lepofsky , VP and principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Restaurant Skills (Hint: They Last a Lifetime)

UpstartHR

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of upstartHR. Over the past few months we have discussed restaurant skills and the impact they can have on someone’s long-term career options. We have also covered some amazing topics within the restaurant industry, and I hope you have learned as much as I have about the variety of career opportunities available.

360 Feedback: All About the Conversations That Follow

All Things Workplace

Finding out "how we''re doing" is an important part of life, on and off the job. 360 degree feedback tools can be especially helpful when you want to know how you are doing in relation to your boss, your direct reports, and peers in the organization. I like 360''s because they: 1. Let you see how others believe you are doing in specific areas that are important to on-the-job success. Provide a quick look at how each of your constituencies is experiencing you.

Groups 138