November, 2016

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.

The Future of Human Capital Management

EmployeeConnect

HR managers face great challenges such as managing attrition, encouraging retention and meeting ever-increasing demands from employees, customers and executives who want greater efficiency and HR input on achieving business objectives through hiring strategies and people management practices.

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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.

The Missing Leadership Competency

ATD Human Capital

I am not a fan of long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. When I look at a list of competencies that supposedly make a good leader, I feel totally overwhelmed. Could any one person have all these? Are they all relevant?

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

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Think Employee Engagement & Company Culture Are the Same Thing? Think Again!

Pomello

This is an excerpt from a guest blog written for Greenhouse. Check out the full article on the Greenhouse Blog. A couple months ago I was sitting at a dinner with a few friends who are in senior leadership positions at companies.

What Happens When Employee Motivation Is Low

EmployeeConnect

According to Gallup ‘s research, only 13% of employees would be motivated by their job worldwide. And with 63% of employees being “not engaged”, how can such low levels of motivation be explained? Low salaries, gruelling work days, poor work environment or lack of appreciation, are as many culprits for the disengagement of employees around the globe.

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.

A Working Learner Is a Modern Learner

ATD Human Capital

A recent study by the ACT Foundation uncovered a rise in the number of working learners: “Individuals who work for pay and learn toward a credentialing at the same time.” ” This education can take the form of formal training or personal skill development.

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7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

10 Workplace Dysfunctions That Create A Toxic Culture

Get Hppy

Every organization would like to build a high performance culture, but these ten non-strategic activities are in the way of making serious progress. Here are the top 10 workplace dysfunctions that consume precious time and suck up emotional energy: 1. Committee work.

13 Podcasts on Human Resources You Don’t Want to Miss

Reflektive

We look to organizations like Human Capital Institute and SHRM for research, learnings, and best practices related to running an HR or people operations department.

Three Keys to Attracting & Retaining Millennial Employees

UrbanBound HR

Millennials are the most mobile generation in history. In their lifetimes, everything from phones to the internet have gone from rooted connections to roaming, unchained necessities in daily life. Their perspective towards a career has done the same, compared to previous generations.

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6 Ideas to Align People With Organisational Culture

EmployeeConnect

Company culture is as much a factor of business performance as it is of employee satisfaction at work – both are actually correlated. Despite the opportunity, business leaders still focus only few resources to the development of a strong workplace culture. Some even believe that it cannot be managed. Many organisations today actually don’t go much further than defining their core values: an exercise that loses all credibility when it stops at this stage.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

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.

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Conservatives Necessary for Change: A Paradox? Part 2

ATD Human Capital

In my earlier blog post , I shared my views about how conservatives are not a hindrance to change but are actually vital for successful change management initiatives. The innovators and visionaries can facilitate the first part—initiation of change.

[Infographic] Top Skills Recruiters Must Have in 2017

Get Hppy

Over the past few years, Millennials have dictated the pace of the recruitment landscape: fast, and dynamic. This generation has completely vacated the classic recruiter-job seeker relationship.

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Yes, HR Can Still Deliver Value with Performance Management – Here’s How

PeopleStrategy

HR and business leaders don’t buy technology; they buy solutions to problems. My recent blogs have focused on how to buy solutions to problems, and one of the best examples I can think of to illustrate the point is around performance management.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

The Most Attractive Benefits for Globally-Minded Millennials

UrbanBound HR

As the millennial takeover of the workplace population continues at a rapid pace, your corporate policies need to be updated to reflect the changing expectations of this new generation of employees.

Employer Branding Strategy: How to Avoid a “Faux Pas”?

EmployeeConnect

Did you know that 50% of recruiters still don’t understand their own employer brands? This alarming figure translates easily the challenge organisations face to create a comprehensive employer branding strategy that will help them attract sought-after talent and resonate with current employees. Many business leaders believe naively that their organisation is an ideal place to work, and drive their employer branding strategy based on this assumption.

Struggling with FLSA Conversations? Use These Tips

ClearCompany HRM

Recent updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have companies making some tough decisions regarding employee statuses within their organization. If you’ve missed the whole DOL overtime ruling conversation , a quick reminder: Performance Management

Take the State of Employee Engagement Survey - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

Take the Second Annual State of Employee Engagement Survey! Start the Survey! It only takes 5 minutes! By researching the effectiveness of Employee Engagement programs in organizations around the world, DecisionWise hopes to provide valuable information to HR professionals on this important topic. Participants will receive a complete analysis of the results and have the opportunity to attend a webinar to learn specific insights and findings.

Employer Branding: Funnel Building with your Employer Brand

Speaker: Iain Hamilton, In-house Consultant & Managing Director, People Traction

Employer branding is often viewed as a project rather than an evergreen way to attract and retain talent. In this webinar we will discuss how to build talent acquistions funnels using employer branding content and embracing a life-hack mindset.

[Infographic] How to Improve Productivity

Get Hppy

Maintaining a productive workforce is a tricky task. Especially considering the varying personalities that sit on your office floor; each one accustomed to their very own way of working. But productivity is an important factor in any businesses success.

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.

3 Steps to Build Greater Alignment Within Your Management Team

ATD Human Capital

How would you describe the alignment between you and your management team? Although having a cohesive management team is important in driving workplace culture and productivity, many teams struggle with making it a reality in their work environments.

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. However, AI typically performs these processes at exponentially faster speeds than brains can manage without making computational errors or growing fatigued or bored.

Employer Branding: The No-Fluff Culture Conversation

Speaker: Kirsten Davidson, Senior Partner, Employer Branding, Employera

If you feel like you’re banging your head against the wall driving your culture and employer brand efforts forward, you’re not alone. Former head of employer brand for Glassdoor and industry leader in culture and employer branding, Kirsten Davidson shares the lessons she’s learned the hard way so you don’t have to. Join us for a frank conversation about what just about everyone is getting wrong, and how to get it right.