October, 2014

A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Performance Management [Part 4]

ClearCompany HRM

“The employee performance appraisal is an underperforming, periodic business process that is loathed by both employees and managers alike.

The Dangers of Employee Silence

WorkHuman

“No news is good news” is a common, fingers-crossed sentiment in many HR departments. It isn’t that we aren’t open to hearing from employees. But often we spend so much time running around putting out fires that a little bit of silence can be truly golden.

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Safe Enough to Fail: How Leaders Can Encourage Risk-Taking and Innovation

ATD Human Capital

How you respond to mistakes will go a long way toward inspiring innovative behavior. Click here to read full version

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What Is In Your Unspoken Contract?

All Things Workplace

When 300 technical professionals at a major utility were told to re-apply for jobs in their department as part of a major reorganization, they were livid. "I''ve I''ve been here 18 years." (Longevity means immunity to change). "I

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces: Trends for Thought

China Gorman

'Here at Great Place to Work we’re getting ready to reveal the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, so there seems like no better a time to talk about a positive organizational trend that’s been occurring among many of the less encouraging trends we consistently hear about (for example, the war on talent, low levels of employee engagement, or no work/life integration). The positive trend that I’m speaking, to be exact, is that levels of trust, camaraderie and pride are rising at the best workplaces – essentially, the world’s best workplaces are getting better. In recent years we’ve seen “the best” companies get better in the majority of the ~50 countries where we measure workplaces using our Trust Index © employee survey. Additionally, we have seen increasing trust at the companies that make up Great Place to Work ® ’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list. The good news is that while this increase in trust trend is mostly notable within “best companies,” such positive culture changes are influencing other companies as well and helping to create a push towards a higher standard for organizations. The data discussed here comes from the decision to examine trust trends in individual countries and among the world’s best multinationals as we prepared our 4 th annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list. In particular, we studied the Trust Index © scores of all the national Best Workplaces lists during the past five years. The Trust Index © is Great Place to Work®’s 58-statement employee survey that measures trust, pride and camaraderie in organizations. Our research highlights seven reasons why trust is rising in great workplaces: awareness, evidence, Generation Y, employee gratitude, wellbeing, momentum, and transparency. Globally, company leaders have been demonstrating an increased awareness towards the importance of a high-trust workplace culture. Furthermore, we’re seeing increasingly more evidence published that great workplaces lead to better business results. For example, publicly traded companies on the U.S. Best Companies to Work For list have nearly doubled the performance of the stock market overall from 1997 to 2013 and a paper published earlier this year by the European Corporate Governance Institute which studied data from 14 countries, concluded that higher levels of employee satisfaction (reflected by earning a spot on a best workplaces list generated by Great Place to Work®) corresponded to stock market outperformance in countries with high levels of labor market flexibility, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The Millennial generation is also an influencer. Globally, this generation is demanding better workplaces and pushing employers to place more focus on both social responsibility and work/life integration. Employee gratitude also plays a big role in high-trust cultures. Best workplace environments reflect employee gratitude and reciprocation and aren’t solely about what management is doing for employees. This is especially true during trying times for companies. When one company’s culture may take a turn for the worse during economic hardships, organizations that take care of their employees amid such a time can create higher levels of trust. We can also point to the ‘wellbeing’ movement as an influencer of high trust levels at organizations. With people placing more and more emphasis on mental and physical wellness, in part due to high stress work environments at many organizations, great workplaces are embracing the wellbeing trend. Among the three Trust Index © scores that have risen most among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces is this statement: “People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.”. Momentum and transparency are the last of the seven key trends we have noted as influencers of high-trust at organizations. Momentum refers to the positive upward spiral that seems to occur (owing to both management and employees) once an organization develops a trust-based workplace culture. This is logical as a more trust-based culture often sees employees that are more active participants in culture related activities and hold a greater appreciate for their workplace. With the amount of new technologies (like social media) and personal mobile devices available, organizations are faced with an amount of unprecedented transparency. This transparency works in favor of organizations with great cultures and rewards them while providing a “public eye” and ample incentive for less than great organizations to step up. Another of the three Trust Index © scores that have risen most among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces is this statement: “Management keeps me informed about important issues and changes.”. Check out a few “Fast Facts” about the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2014 below, and be sure to check back here on Thursday to see which companies made the list! Fast Facts: The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2014. Since last year, industry distribution has changed significantly on the World’s Best list. IT and Telecommunications now makes up 40% of the industries, replacing Manufacturing and Production (28%) as the dominating industry. The variety of industries represented has shrunk from 8 industries in 2013 to just 6 this year: Among the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Companies to Work For in 2014, “Pride” is distinguished as the main strength. “Camaraderie” ranks stronger than “Respect” in the Top 10 and the Top 5, while “Fairness” continues to be biggest opportunity area: Since 2011, the main improvements made by the best multinationals in the world are: Encouraging work-life balance, Management keeping employees informed. Promotions based on merit. China Gorman Company Culture Data Point Tuesday Employee Satisfaction Great Place to Work World''s Best Multinational Workplaces Camaraderie Company culture Great Workplaces Millennials Trustworthy Leaders Work-life balance Workplace pride'

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A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Onboarding [Part 3]

ClearCompany HRM

There are two main components in all successful onboarding programs. On one hand, you have the acculturation of the new employee – the human side of onboarding. The other component is the paperwork and compliance side of onboarding.

Are Annual Employee Surveys Dead?

WorkHuman

Last Spring, when I was leaving SHRM, I travelled through the Orlando airport. Maybe you did too?

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Caring About Caring: Why Open-Door Leaders Give a Rip About People

ATD Human Capital

A wise leader treats people more importantly than results because strong people produce those results. Click here to read full version

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5 Elements To Sustaining Employee Engagement

Engage2Excel

Today, employee engagement is one of the key factors in the success of an organization and in maintaining its competitive edge. With the rapidly changing workforce demographic, organizations are seeing a reduction in the employee’s joining a company and staying on until retirement.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

HR: How Disconnected Are You From Employees?

China Gorman

ADP recently released a report which, based on data they’ve collected from several studies, examines the causes and implications of a persistent disconnect recorded between HR’s and employees’ perceptions.

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View from the HR Tech Show Floor: Top 5 Workforce Trends

Visier

If I had to use one word to describe the energy on the show floor at this year’s HR Tech, it would be this: dynamic.

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Sourcing difficulty for key locations based on market conditions

Allegis Global Solutions

'In the latest round of Local Market Analyses released by the Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) Market Analytics team, findings show that 48% of AGS key client markets are likely to face imminent sourcing difficulty in filling positions and another 26% of markets could be facing similar problems in the near future.'

How Your Recruiting Process is Hurting Your Organization

Hyrell

Professional sports teams like those in the NFL, the MLB or the NBA have what is known as a “Draft Day.” ” Every team is allotted the opportunity to select players they deem to be the best fit. Some teams make good decisions; others do not. Businesses operate in a similar fashion.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Safe Enough to Fail: How Leaders Can Encourage Risk-Taking and Innovation

ATD Human Capital

How you respond to mistakes will go a long way toward inspiring innovative behavior. Click here to read full version

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eBook: 8 Things You Never Realized Service Anniversaries Could Do

WorkHuman

We think we know what service anniversaries are. We think we know what they can do for us. We think we know their limitations. Well, throw all of that thinking out the window. Anniversaries can do so much more. We’ve just published a new eBook, A New Vision for Milestones , to help you consider a shift in how you think about and leverage your employees’ years of service milestones.

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What War for Talent?

China Gorman

Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey compares the expectations and perceptions of 2014’s university graduates with the realities of the working world according to both 2012 and 2013 graduates.

6 Steps To A Memorable Service Anniversary Celebration

Engage2Excel

Celebrating a service anniversary is an exciting time for any employee. I admit I even get a little excited knowing that my ten-year anniversary is around the corner.

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The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

The Open and Honest Truth About Workplace Communication and 3 Critical Recommendations

Quantum Workplace

Employee engagement experts consistently trumpet the value of “open and honest” workplace communication. Our standard employee engagement survey measures employee perception on this item, “There is open and honest communication between employees and managers.”

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Hiring Strategy: Should You Always Be Hiring?

Hyrell

Some career experts say job seekers should always be actively looking for new job opportunities. If job seekers are always looking, should companies also continuously search for top candidates? The answer is yes.

Training and Coaching Leadership Teams

ATD Human Capital

Coaching a leadership team toward improving its interactions and effectiveness is different from the executive coaching that individual leaders receive to improve their own behaviors.

How to Recognize Employees Effectively – Recognition Radio #3

WorkHuman

In this week’s Recognition Radio broadcast, we will talk about How to Recognize Employees Effectively. We will offer some actionable advice for what to say (and what not to say) in recognition. We will talk about calibrating award values, which words to use, and how to deliver the award. We’ll also talk about recognizing in a global or multi-cultural environment, and what resonates with different groups.

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

CEO Insights: The Bumpy Road to ALWAYS ON

China Gorman

PWC’s 17th annual global CEO report “ Good to Grow: 2014 US CEO Survey ”, provides a thorough snapshot of executive leadership perspectives and approaches at the current moment.

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4 Steps To Creating A SMART Goal

Engage2Excel

Employee Performance employee development best practices coaching and mentoring leadership

Purge Your “To Do” List Today

HR Ringleader

I f you’re like me, there are days or weeks when you feel overwhelmed. It is actually normal to have moments like this but when it starts to keep you up at night, affects your eating habits or keeps you from being productive in your day-to-day, it’s time to take action.

Explaining Effective Applicant Communication to Decision Makers

Hyrell

There’s no denying searching for jobs can be a lengthy process, so when job seekers find a job they feel is a good fit, they get hopeful. They send in their application materials and eagerly await HR’s response. But more often than not, they never hear back.

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.