December, 2016

Culture Crash Course Lesson 3: Measuring Employee Engagement & Company Culture

CultureIQ

When we first answered the question, “What is company culture? ” we started by identifying the differences between company culture and employee engagement. Because the two are closely related, many organizations group them into the same category.

Workforce Trends: What to Expect in 2017

Ultimate Software

As we approach the end of 2016, we are compelled to look ahead to what we can expect in the new year! With that in mind, here are my predictions for the world of people-first HR and business. The Voice of the Employee (VoE) Takes Center Stage.

7 Secrets to Intrinsically Motivating Your Employees

Get Hppy

Motivating your employees requires more than just a bigger paycheck and a hearty pat on the back. Employee motivation strategies have to be designed to meet the specific needs of each worker. Below are seven ways that a manager can get the most out of employees.

17 Inspiring Quotes for HR Leaders

Reflektive

‘Tis the season to get inspired. As 2016 comes to a close and the New Year is upon us, now is the perfect time to press the reset button, set new goals, and get excited for what’s on the horizon. Working in HR means being a leader by way of cultivating leadership in the workplace.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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HR, Solve Business Challenges with Talent & Technology

PeopleStrategy

In a recent conversation with a VP of HR at a large manufacturing company, she said something that struck me. “I I don’t buy HR technology. I buy solutions to my talent problems.”.

[Infographic] How Health Impacts Productivity

Get Hppy

A motivated employee is a productive employee, and so companies stock their human resources arsenals with all sorts of motivational tools: raises, bonuses, sales contests, peer recognition programs and gift card giveaways, for starters.

2017 HR Trends We’re Excited About Right Now

Reflektive

As the year draws to a close, many companies are closing up their final review period and getting goal creation programs ready for the new year. There’s a lot happening behind-the-scenes in HR departments.

7 Tips for Giving Great Positive Feedback

EmployeeConnect

One of the most common problems almost 90% of employees suffer in the workplace is a lack of positive feedback. This situation is found in most of the organisations and unfortunately most of the employees have to go through this crisis. Feedback deficiency occurs everywhere, irrespective of the size of the organisation. Another important facet of this crisis is that it occurs at all levels of an organisation and is not restricted to just one strata of population.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Why “Free” HR Analytics Are a Myth

Visier

Embedded analytics—defined by Gartner as analytic capabilities that are “ easily accessible from inside the application, without forcing users to switch between systems ”—are one tactic that has been heralded as an effective approach for facilitating data-driven decisions.

Infographic Thursday: Top 10 Workplace Incentives

Something Different

It’s been a while! Check out this top ten countdown of the best employee perks from the team at Company Folders. It breaks down the ten craziest workplace incentives… unlimited vacation and concierge services, anyone? But it doesn’t stop there.

4 Ideas to Promote a Learning Culture

ATD Human Capital

Many companies look at employee development as a way to increase employee engagement. Engagement is good, but the real purpose of development is to improve employee performance. And better performance is only possible with a culture that supports and acknowledges employees for their development.

[Infographic] Employee Engagement In The Workplace

Get Hppy

Motivating employees can be a tricky subject. In the past, many companies have used “blanket management,” which treats all employees the same way. But today’s low employee engagement rates are proving the one-size-fits-all motivational tactics are just not working.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

Preventing the Horror Movie Syndrome In Your HR System Implementation

HRchitect

Written by: Elissa Montoya. As a blonde, I’ve heard a TON of blonde jokes, including how the blonde always dies first in horror movies, and often that is true. However, even the sacrificial blonde could survive if she would just use that common sense which is so painfully obvious to all of us in the audience and yet seems to be ever elusive to every single person in every single horror movie who ever ended up dead.

5 Benefits of Nurturing Peer to Peer Recognition

EmployeeConnect

Although being recognised by our own manager is crucial to employee retention, we tend to forget that the recognition we get from our peers is just as important. Our colleagues share the same challenges as we do, and who’s better placed than them to understand when a sign of appreciation is truly deserved or needed? We’ll never strengthen it enough, employee recognition is a powerful source of motivation and engagement.

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Managing PTO: The Necessary Difference for Organizations

DATIS

For the most part, employees have proven to be very dedicated to their organizations. They invest numerous hours per week to ensure that their job is done, and done right. While productivity and dedication is invaluable, it can be found that some employees are not taking enough time for themselves. On average, employees in the United States are leaving three unused vacation days a year, which can cause them to feel overworked and unhappy.

What Creating an Ongoing Employee Engagement Model Does for Your Company

ClearCompany HRM

Employee engagement is a popular topic in the HR space and has become a major challenge for businesses.

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.

Top 5 Soft Skills Gaps and How to Overcome Them

ATD Human Capital

Soft skills are one of the hottest topics in the human resource and business community, and rightly so. Mastery of these skills increases the chance for professional success. If you want to grow professionally, improving your soft skills is the place to start.

7 Factors That Determine Workplace Happiness Levels

Get Hppy

Take a look around your office. Who’s happy? If everyone looks like they’d rather be at the dentist than at their desks, you’ve got a problem. You may offer competitive salaries, but money isn’t everything when it comes to workplace happiness.

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Core Values Are Essential to Company Culture

Reflektive

“Treat your customers like human beings, and they will always come back for more.”. The above statement is more than just a talking point in business management 101; it’s part of the core values statement of L.L. Bean, one of the most recognizable names in the retail world. It’s not realistic to construct a time-tested values system like L.L. Bean’s overnight; building a brand from the ground up takes time, patience, blood, sweat, and tears.

The Role of HR in Managing Change in the Workplace

EmployeeConnect

Change, as the formula Barack Obama used in the 2008 election campaign, is in fact inevitable. There’s no way to escape change, no matter how resistant you are to it. If there’s anything that Obama has taught us, it’s to embrace change. Yet, it’s important to acknowledge that its complex nature presents a multi-faceted challenge for HR. Change is hard to predict, non-linear, and especially hard to reproduce.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Culture Crash Course Lesson 1: What is Company Culture?

CultureIQ

According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 82% of survey respondents believe that “culture is a potential competitive advantage,” whereas only 28% believe they understand their culture well.

10 Recruiting Dos and Don’ts for 2017

ClearCompany HRM

2016 is coming to a close and whether you feel it was good or not, one thing we can all agree on is recruiting has continued to advance. digital recruitment. marketing efforts to AI and more, it’s tough to keep up.

2017 HR Prediction: Layoffs

Laurie Ruettimann

It’s December 2001 and America has only just begun its war in Afghanistan. I’m working in a human resources department at an insurance company. I’m the HR leader for “capital development,” which is shorthand for mergers and acquisitions.

Starting To Hire Gen Z? Here’s How To Handle It

Get Hppy

Generation Z could technically be classified as Millenials. But since older Millenials are now moving to the suburbs and starting families, the younger set has been dubbed Generation Z. Born in the time period between 1996 and 2010 , Generation Z currently ranges in age between 5 and about 20.

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Timing Is Everything: 3 Tips for Mastering the “When” of Recruiting Tech Talent

Tech recruiters will face the same tough hiring conditions in 2018 that they grappled with in 2017. Improve your chances of success during the biggest recruiting season of the year by following these 3 timing tips from Dice. You’ll learn when candidates are looking – and the best times to reach them.

Career Path Programs Retain Employees By Helping Them Move Up

Reflektive

There’s a common refrain in exit interviews — “I wanted a new challenge.” ” Are employees at your company saying it when they leave? And, an even better question — are you giving them opportunities to advance and develop? Hearing frustrations around how to get ahead in exit interviews is one reason Imgur built out a formal career path program.

8 Questions to Ask for Effective HR Reports

EmployeeConnect

HR departments and companies invest billions to develop and upgrade their databases without spending enough time to design relevant and useful HR reports. That’s why staff members complain and protest about inaccurate assessments, data-driven errors and unpopular decisions – HR reporting fails to deliver unless the HR reports dig down into the databases to get the most accurate and relevant performance information, employee profile data and business intelligence.

What's the Difference Between a Manager and Leader?

Cornerstone On Demand

When aliens land on earth in the movies they never say, "take me to your manager." But why not manager? Aren't leader and manager synonyms? I mean, my boss leads my department, so she must be my leader. Just what exactly is the difference? In an ideal situation managers are leaders. But when it's not, here are five differences between a manager and a leader. 1) Managers Manage the Tasks at Hand. Leaders Lead Towards the Future. Managers are focused on getting the current job done.

What Your Employees Really Want This Holiday Season

DATIS

Companies often use the holiday season to show their gratitude for their employee’s hard work and dedication through different incentives, such as gift cards and small trinkets. While these gestures are a great way to temporarily lift morale in the workplace, there are many intangible gifts that managers can give this season that will be much more valuable in the long run. The Gift of Trust. Being micromanaged can be frustrating for employees.

The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.