February, 2020

Employee Recognition by the Enneagram

MTM Recognition

There’s a new topic in social psychology, and you’re probably familiar with it already thanks to Instagram. The Enneagram has become known in recent years as a modern-day Myers-Briggs.

How to Change Toxic Work Culture

Ultimate Software

Is your office plagued by politics, siloes and turf-wars? Are you finding the water-cooler conversations more dramatic than a daytime soap opera? Are your talented employees leaving for pastures new? If so, you may be in the midst of a toxic culture, and you need to sit up and pay attention.

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Change is Coming to Your Company—Here’s How to Prepare

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Every company, across industries, of all sizes, is exposed to disruption. According to research from NextGen Personal Finance, the accelerating pace of change is decreasing the average lifespan of most companies. Some predict 50% of the S&P 500 will be replaced in the next decade.

Employee Wellness for Multi-Generational, Diverse, Remote and Frontline Employees

Advanced Learning Institute

When it comes to business, a one-size-fits-all approach to employee wellness does not address all of the needs of a varied workforce. Today, organizations are employing employees from all walks of life and need to celebrate and appreciate the diversity of their 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.

The Real Key To Talent Development Is Authentic Caring

15Five

Everyone must take responsibility for their own evolution. This is the challenge that coaches, managers, and leaders regularly face around the people who they lead.

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SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?

UpstartHR

Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification is right for you?

This Executive Shares His Secret to Managing Workplace Stress

Thrive Global

John Caplan, President of North America B2B at Alibaba Group has spent over 20 years in executive and leadership positions in business. Caplan talked to Thrive and shared his wisdom about everything from successful meetings to managing workplace stress to practicing better communication. Courtesy of John Caplan. Thrive Global: What is your morning routine? John Caplan: I like to start my day around 5:00 to 6:00 a.m.

What is a Skills Gap Analysis and Why is it Important?

EDSI

A skills gap analysis helps to identify the skill gaps an individual or group of individuals has. Just like a gorge or a river, you can probably recognize there is a gap from here to there, but what is the best way to span that gap?

Automating HR service delivery: Demystifying the conversational AI market

Bersin

Posted by John Brownridge , Greg Vert , Gautam Shah , & Simon Schoon on February 19, 2020. Conversational AI is a hot topic for organizations evaluating the next generation of tools to optimize HR service delivery or seeking to augment the work of HR professionals and people managers.

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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.

The State of Your HR Goals

ExactHire HR Trends

Our clients are often looking for help in leveraging ExactHire solutions to meet their HR goals. Whether it be optimizing job templates, setting up custom reports, or integrating assessments into their hiring process, helping clients succeed is extremely rewarding for me.

Constructive Criticism: Managing Critical Feedback From Your Manager

Justworks

Coming out of a performance review, your head is likely full of thoughts flying in all directions. Whether it’s an informal check-in or the more formal annual review, your manager typically shares feedback in the meeting that you’re expected to reflect on.

How to Prepare for the Next Wave of HR Benchmarking

Visier - Talent Acquisition

HR benchmarking first hit the scene in 1980 , giving organizations a way to assess relative performance for important measures such as turnover. In this first wave of benchmarking, HR had to leverage surveys and other data that was often self-reported, and therefore subject to bias. The data was also typically 24 months old–which was “good enough” at a time when commercial markets were more predictable and industries evolved more slowly.

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Avilar

Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the skills and competencies their employees need to succeed. The two terms, “skills” and “competencies,” are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms. Are they the same?

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!

Top 6 Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs 

BambooHR

Does it feel like you’ve been hosting a lot of goodbye lunches lately? Like there is always a list of positions you are trying to. Performance & Culture

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Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: The Role of Managers

Quantum Workplace

It’s not enough for organizations to just have diversity and inclusion policies in the workplace. Any organization-wide strategy or initiative needs to be embraced by all employees—especially managers. Managers help guide and lead the teams and individuals that make up organizations. If managers aren’t on board with an initiative, teams may suffer—and it’s likely the initiative won’t get very far.

Why companies must consider a strategic approach to employee education

CLO Magazine

Corporations around the world face a people problem. While historically low unemployment is typically considered a welcome sign of a strong economy in the United States and the developed world, there are now more jobs available than skilled workers to fill them. In fact, nearly 3.5

How To Have Transformational 1-on-1 Meetings With Your Employees

15Five

Did you know employees are three times more likely to be engaged at work if they have managers who hold regular meetings with them? While many managers do hold 1-on-1 meetings with their direct reports, it’s far too common that they are rushed, tactical, and transactional. When organizations are able to conduct transformational 1-on-1s, performance, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement are significantly boosted.

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.

7 of the Best Company Culture Videos

Stories Incorporated

Reading Time: 6 minutes. The best company culture videos really capture the employee experience. Company culture videos give real insight to candidates actively considering you as an employer.

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Employer-Paid Certifications Give Employers a Learning Advantage

Allegis Global Solutions

Paid training and certifications are a practical option for employers that need to keep their workers up-to-date on the latest skills in their fields. Certifications are anchored by an assessment process by which a participant proves proficiency in a certain skill.

Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work

HR Bartender

Organizations are constantly asking themselves “What do our employees want?” And if they’re not asking that question, they should be. The answer helps organizations create a workplace that employees want to be a part of. That aids employee engagement.

Understanding talent acquisition vs. recruitment in 2020

PeopleStrategy

It’s hard to put a value on talent. While talent is technically a renewable resource (when an employee leaves, they can be replaced), there is no guarantee the new hire will be as strong a contributor to the organization (of course, they could bring even more to the table!).

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.

I’ve Done HR But I Don’t Have an HR Job Title [Reader Question]

UpstartHR

One of my favorite things to do is answer reader questions here on the blog. If you have a question you’d like answered (I answer as many as possible!) just shoot a note to ben@upstarthr.com. . Hi Ben, I’m a Business Administration major.

Beyond Workplace Communication: Cultivating Relational Mastery

15Five

Slack, email, this blog… the myriad ways of communicating have no end. But what is the point of all this communication software if we fail at effectively conveying our message, building authentic relationships, or winning at work. Has our technology surpassed our humanity in this realm?

Payroll System Innovation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Ultimate Software

Recently, I co-presented a webinar to prospective customers about the “ Evolution and the Future of Payroll.” ” This was a very exciting event and I was very happy to participate. Afterwards, I had two thoughts.

Setting Expectations and Employee Engagement

DecisionWise

Setting Expectations and Employee Engagement. Posted on. February 4, 2020. Charles Rogel. Christian Nielson. Beth Wilkins. Dan Hoopes. Thomas Olsen. Stephen Mickelson.

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.

Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse

HR Bartender

I’m here to deliver some tough love to businesses today. As a HR pro, I totally understand that the recruitment market is tough. I hear the same stories from recruiters who are posting job openings and getting zero responses. I also understand the pressure to deliver revenue and profits.

Keep Your Best Employees Engaged With Stay Conversations

Engage2Excel

Exit interviews are standard fare at many organizations. Whether you find them helpful or you dread them, you understand that the purpose is to glean useful feedback from departing employees about ways your company can improve.

How to keep great employees

Get Hppy

Once you have spent weeks headhunting for staff , you want to keep hold of them. Long-standing employees are great for business. Not only are they great at their jobs but they are also invested in the business, which gives them the incentive to work hard.

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