November, 2016

Peer-to-Peer Feedback: An Opportunity to Activate Employee Performance

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based talent activation solutions.

How to Set a Foundation for Effective Performance Appraisals

ClearCompany HRM

Whether they happen once a year or once a month, performance reviews are an essential part of any business. If you want to build a performance culture, how you conduct performance reviews can make or break your business.

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Virtual Implementation Teams are Better than Ever – Part 1

HRchitect

Written by: Bill Buttimer. Over the past year, I’ve often found myself needing to explain the benefits of HRchitect’s mostly remote process for implementing business software. Sometimes my audience is skeptical and I have had a hard time making a solid case.

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7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees

UpstartHR

Today we’re going to explore the intersection of creativity, innovation, and intrapreneurship (entrepreneurial activities occurring within an organization) and how these activities bring value to the business world. I hope you enjoy! Innovation is a curious thing.

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.

How To Fit OKRs Into Your Company Mission and Values

15Five

In Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk entitled, How Great Leaders Inspire Action , Sinek refocuses companies away from thinking first about what they do, and instead advises them to figure out WHY they’re doing it.

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For #HR Career Success: Here Are the Ingredients

HR Bartender

Regardless of your career, you need to know what it takes to be successful in that profession. Given the theme of this blog, let’s call it the recipe for success. Specifically, what are the ingredients?

The One Component of the Annual Review that Must Stay

ClearCompany HRM

The traditional annual performance review has been criticized for missing the mark in specific feedback, timeliness and progress.

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Negotiating a Happily Ever After

HRchitect

Written by: Elizabeth Capece. How many times have you picked up a book, started reading it and the title seems to have nothing to do with the contents of the book, but by the end of the book it all makes sense? I’m sure this has happened to most of us.

Gratitude: One Simple Way HR Can Build a Positive Workplace Culture

CultureIQ

Showing gratitude is a powerful way to build relationships and establish a positive workplace culture, and we’re never more aware of that fact than during the week of Thanksgiving.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

How Bon-Ton Stores Onboards 10,000 New Employees Every Holiday Season Without a Glitch

Cornerstone On Demand

While consumers are just now getting ready to navigate the crowds on Black Friday and spend hours checking off their holiday shopping lists, hiring managers in the retail industry have been prepping for the holiday season as early as summer. This year, retail companies will hire nearly 800,000 seasonal workers.

What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for HR?

EmployeeConnect

Artificial intelligence (AI), has been the focus of thousands of technological developments for decades as mankind attempts to engineer increasingly sophisticated tools that can think, plan and adapt in ways that mimic the human brain.

8 Ways to Deliver Training that Employees Retain

HR Bartender

The biggest concern organizations have when they invest in training is retention. By this, I mean having employees retain the material once they leave the class. No company wants to create a program and take employees out of the operation only to have the same issues occur repeatedly.

TOS Overview | How to Use it, Ways to Build it Into Your Company

ClearCompany HRM

As a leader within your organization, you’re tasked with balancing people management, team and departmental tasks as well as your very own list of deliverables. It’s a tough job, but technology has been stepping in to make the duty a bit more efficient.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Virtual Implementation Teams are Better than Ever – Part 2

HRchitect

Written by: Bill Buttimer. In part one of this blog , I discussed some of the advantages of having a virtual team. This blog will focus on the advantages this brings to the company and how to get everyone to agree to this approach for creating a successful project.

How to Overcome Resistance to Modern Organizational Culture Change

CultureIQ

Despite the fact that modern workplace practices are gaining in popularity, many organizations find that these changes are difficult to implement.

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AI Won't Replace Recruiters, But It Will Make Them Better

Cornerstone On Demand

Similar to how technology has created efficiencies in operations, marketing and sales departments, human resources is being transformed by emerging AI technology. AI is getting a lot of attention in recruiting specifically due to the huge potential to automate some of the low-value, high-volume recruiting tasks that continue to monopolize time and attention. But the question remains: Will AI actually replace recruiters one day?

S.H.E. Summit Recap: Succeeding on Your Own Terms

The Aristocracy of HR

000000000000I had the privilege of attending S.H.E. Summit two weekends ago as press. My attendance at the event was the culmination of a two-year promise I made to myself to get there. I stumbled upon this event a few years ago while on Twitter.

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!

9 Indicators of An Innovative Culture

HR Bartender

Many organizations talk about the need to innovate. But what does that mean exactly? How can we create an innovative culture?

5 Step Process to Increase Workplace Collaboration Immediately [Worksheet]

ClearCompany HRM

The following worksheet can be used to audit existing departments and teams that act like silos within any organization. Silos are a mentality that may exist when departments or teams within an organization do not effectively share information and knowledge with others in the organization.

Why Great Leaders See More And Exclude Less

15Five

The central dilemma of a modern leader is to balance apparently conflicting virtues and beliefs without choosing sides between them. Decisiveness, for example, is widely and rightly perceived as crucial to effective leadership. It’s the opposite of uncertainty and insecurity, which are paralyzing.

The 4 C’s of Quality of Hire

Visier

You may be familiar with the 4 C’s of diamonds – cut, color, clarity and carat. These are four variables that combine to evaluate and communicate the quality of diamonds.

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 HR Can Help Employees Navigate Change

Cornerstone On Demand

Massive organizational shifts can be bittersweet for businesses. Employees and managers are often excited about the shift, but also nervous about the uncertainty that lies ahead. Remember the fall of Borders, Kodak film or most recently Radio Shack? All of these businesses failed to migrate through a change in business and instead were forced to close their doors. The most common factor in the closing of these, and other businesses like them, lies in a lack of employee engagement and motivation.

Put the “Human” Back in HR for a Positive Workplace Culture

CultureIQ

Every HR manager can think of a time they didn’t feel they were part of the team.

HR Is Not the Only Profession Redefining Itself

HR Bartender

Human resources has been the subject of many articles and conversations over the years. Specifically, the need for HR to evolve and become more analytical in their approaches.

The Conversation Process Every Manager Should Follow in Employee Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

Effective employee reviews aren’t something leaders do at employees; reviews are something that leaders do with employees.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Five Things Brands Need To Know When Working With Influencers

The Aristocracy of HR

000011000010I’ve been working for a few years now with multiple brands per year. I have worked with brands in the music industry to emerging technology companies. When I reflect on what has made for a great partnership in the past, there are several themes that crop up over and over again.

Striking a Balance in Staffing a Successful Project Team

HRchitect

Written by: Elisabeth Jordan. Finding balance in the work environment is hard under the best of circumstances. With organizations running leaner than ever, balance becomes increasingly difficult. When you’re responsible for putting together a project team, balance can seem like too lofty a goal. Balance is not impossible though, and for a successful project, it’s critical!

3 Tools to Improve Communication with Your Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

Professional development guru and philanthropist Paul J. Meyer once said, “Communication—the human connection—is the key to personal and career success." As the tools that make up this “key" have evolved, businesses have invested time and money in staying on top of popular trends like text, mobile apps and social media. But these trends aren't only for communication with customers. This same evolution in communication can be used to improve relationships with employees.

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