September, 2017

People Ops: The Impact On Performance Of Investing In Humans (Not Resources)

15Five

Human Resources has been experiencing a shift in recent years, one that’s aiming to re-humanize business. That’s why the title for this department or role in many organizations is switching from “HR” to “People Ops” or “VP of People & Culture.”

[Infographic] 20 Ways to Improve Empathy at Work

Get Hppy

Showing empathy at work is an essential skill. You need to be empathetic to both your colleagues and customers. As a manager, you can increase employee loyalty and engagement by being empathic.

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The Disconnect Between People and Business Strategy

Visier

It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses.

30+ Questions to Ask In Your Next Performance Review

Reflektive

Manager-driven performance management is being embraced by forward-thinking organizations. But the conversation quality matters just as much as frequency or style. Research shows there is a correlation between how frequently employees need feedback and how many reports their manager has. So, if you have just one report, you may find yourself talking through issues frequently anyway. Alternatively, a manager with ten or more reports needs to talk to each of them individually, more frequently.

Live Webinar: Conducting the Perfect Interview – Prepare Your Team for Successful Hiring

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Do You Want to Retain Your Employees? Then Stop the Behavior Employees Hate the Most

Get Hppy

High turnover rates can kill enthusiasm, productivity and ultimately your bottom line. Although there are many potential causes, poor management is one of the top reasons behind employee dissatisfaction and resignation. So, what types of boss behaviors are the most hated?

Ageism in Tech: A Septuagenarian Speaks Out

Visier

As a 72-year old Tech sector employee, I am a rare breed. And, even though I am past the average age of retirement , I love my work and am particularly sensitive to the idea that someone could lose the opportunity to work, simply because of their age. The Tech Sage Age.

Employee Empowerment Is Key to Company Growth

Reflektive

This #HumansofHR guest post is from author and consultant Denise Dudley. Are you promoting human-centered HR in your work? Send guest post ideas to dani@reflektive.com. Employee empowerment. It’s a term that’s bandied around a lot these days. Just go ahead and Google it, and you’ll find countless articles on the subject — almost none of which will tell you anything that’s really meat-and-potatoes (or tofu-and-brown rice) useful.

New Research: Be Weird to Get the Hiring Manager’s Attention

UpstartHR

I received the highlights from a new CareerBuilder study this week and they made me laugh for two reasons. First, because some of these ideas are actually pretty good, and second, because whoever wrote the press release of the data analysis is a bit off the mark. The gist of the research was this: people are looking for jobs (no surprise there) and some of them are doing interesting, strange, or downright weird things to try and stand out from the crowd.

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.

Moving Away from Stacked Rankings? Think of Your Employees as Professional Athletes

HighGround

Today’s guest post is authored by Petter Andersson, global HR executive, talent development leader and consultant. He is a global thought leader in the field of organizational and talent development with more than 20 years of multinational experience in numerous HR executive, business and consulting roles. Moving away from annual ratings and rankings might spark worries that your organization is less performance oriented.

How To Foster A Thriving Team Via Better Meetings: An Interview With Mamie Kanfer Stewart

15Five

Meetings are tricky things. Many people hate them, because they are considered boring or a waste of time. When done poorly, they can dissolve productivity and cost your company significantly. When they are done right, they can align the entire team around key objectives.

Are Customers Always Right? Reasons to Stand by Your Employees

Get Hppy

One of the most common maxims heard in business is “The customer is always right.” The consensus seems to be that keeping customers happy is essential to maintaining your company reputation and attracting more business.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. And some experienced workers are even having plastic surgery to hide it.

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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.

What CHROs Need to Know About Changing Human Capital Management

Reflektive

The pace of change in the workplace continues to accelerate, making HR’s role even more integrated with the most strategic business decisions. At Argyle Human Capital Leadership Forum in New York last week, I had the pleasure of joining Foot Locker’s Robert Perkins, Randstad’s Michelle Prince, and Verizon’s Martha Delehanty on a panel, moderated by Pauline Ashworth, to discuss how human capital management is changing.

Dump Your Performance Reviews

Globoforce

Managers put doing performance reviews right behind firing someone as their top two most disliked activities. How bizarre is that? Giving constructive feedback, mentoring, training, and improving the performance of their staff should be their number one motivation. Staff members hate them, too.

From Engineer to Executive: Bernard Fraenkel Shares His Journey

Everwise

Bernard Fraenkel , Practice Lead at Silicon Valley Software Group, started in the business world as an engineer.

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Think HR Demo

HRSherpas

ThinkHR is an excellent compliance program. I recently did a demo of the program highlighting some of its most helpful features and benefits. If you do not already have access to ThinkHR … what are you waiting for?

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.

3 Surprising Skills That Will Shape HR Roles In The Future

Get Hppy

While in the past the role of HR has been policy development coupled by a lot of paperwork. There has been a paradigm shift. The basic HR roles have not changed. However, these roles have evolved.

How to Hire More Diverse Talent Using Workforce Analytics

Visier

Editor’s note: Improving workforce diversity and inclusion continues to be a top priority for CEOs around the world. In this update of a previous post, we look at what leaders are doing – and can do – to advance diversity in the workplace.

Our Egos are a Problem at Work. But Not in the Way You Think.

The People Equation

The word “ego” carries a lot of baggage, with connotations like: Blowhard. Difficult to get along with. Egomaniac. Middle man to the Id and Superego. Rarely have three letters evoked so much emotional drama. In fact, perhaps you experienced a bit of inner turmoil prior to clicking the link to this blog post. Because, of course, you don’t have a problem with your ego, do you? No, I didn’t think you did. But here’s the thing: it’s a whole lot easier to see someone else’s ego than it is to see ours.

Create More Organizational Agility to Drive Innovation and Growth

Reflektive

Why organizational agility? Operating and growing a business of any size in today’s digital environment is difficult. This is true from the perspective of business performance and sustainable revenue growth and from an employee engagement, growth and success point of view.

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!

9 Ways to Help Your CEO Champion Employee Engagement - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

I recently attended a conference devoted entirely to employee engagement. It was a well-planned event, with thoughtful presentations and meaningful insights. My colleagues were looking for ways to drive employee engagement, along with techniques to build an exceptional employee experience.

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Cornerstone On Demand

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it's enough to make your head spin when you're trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn't a "perfect" solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. What Do Your Competitors Do? While it's important to look at your direct business competitors, what you really want to look at here is competitors for your talent.

Different Ways Hobbies Can Help Employees Be More Productive at Work

Get Hppy

It is not a secret that companies whose team members are happy people are more likely to see success rather than companies filled with stressed employees. In recent years, businesses have begun to pay more attention to employee engagement and happiness in the workplace.

Unlock Your Company's Competitive Advantage

Engage2Excel

The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you don't measure.” Business leaders today have access to an overwhelming amount of data to inform decisions about marketing, product and service design, customer care and supply chain optimization.

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.

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

Everwise

Recently we asked Everwise experts in team management to respond to questions from the community. The conversation ranged from managing teams to the challenges of both high- and low-performing direct reports.

How to Improve Internal Mobility

HR Daily Advisor

Internal mobility refers to employee movement through different roles within the same organization. It can be related to employee development—as an employee progresses along his or her development path, they move to new roles accordingly.

What Does a Self-Aware Leader Look Like at Your Organization?

Achievers

Although most organizations spend much of their training budget on technical skills, a large percentage of leaders do not have the necessary skills and emotional competencies to manage the demands of the new economy.

Does the Law Require that You Let an Employee Nap?

Evil HR Lady

Napping is popular among just about everyone other than toddlers , who desperately need naps, but are convinced they are prohibited by the Geneva convention. Culturally, though, we just don’t do it.

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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.