May, 2017

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

Lighthouse

As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing.

Cultivating a Business Culture that Encourages Lifelong Learning

EmployeeConnect

What if lifelong learning promised steady increases in the quality-of-life for your family, better earning power, increased recognition, guaranteed career advancement and greater job satisfaction? That’s certainly something that would make most people rethink their educational strategies. Well, guess what? Ongoing learning, personal development, and training offer all of these benefits and more.

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Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help

The Aristocracy of HR

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The Future Of Work: How The Workplace Is Changing In 2017

SuccessFactors

Technology is rapidly transforming the workplace. Some changes will create dramatic shifts in the long-term future of work.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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What is a PEO? The solution to making your company great!

EmployeeConnect

A Professional Employer Organization , or PEO, allows businesses to outsource their administrative needs to a third party that specializes in these duties.

5 Ways Leadership Training Boosts Employee Engagement

ATD Human Capital

The World Economic Forum on the Global Outlook for 2015 found the lack of leadership ranked third among top global challenges. A staggering 86 percent of 1,767 respondents to the survey agreed there is a leadership crisis.

HCM Offers Opportunity To Reimagine HR Priorities

SuccessFactors

Digital HR has become the status quo, or the tipping point, of progressive organizations.

What’s the Difference Between Human Resources and Organization Development? - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

What’s the Difference Between Human Resources and Organization Development? Being part of a consulting firm that focuses on people analytics and organization development, I am often asked to explain the precise differences between human resources (HR) and organization development (OD). Both functions deal with people, right? So, many naturally assume they do the same thing. Yet, there are more differences than similarities between HR and OD.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Can Employees Choose to Walk on the Sunny Side of the Street?

CONCERN: EAP

How much of our personal happiness is within our control? As it turns out, it may be more than we might think. For some time, the scientific community has been aware of a happiness set point that determines how consistently happy we generally are.

This Consulting Firm Uses Company Values to Attract Top Talent

Reflektive

Companies with well-defined values know they create a virtuous cycle. First, the values attract top talent who are able to be picky about the tone of their workplace, and then, those people affirm the company values through their voices and actions.

The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Stop It

EmployeeConnect

Everyone procrastinates occasionally, but in today’s fast-moving business environment, procrastination can generate serious consequences. Regardless of whether you manage, supervise or work as a team member, procrastination can affect other people’s performances and compromise their efficiency and ability to do their jobs. What Is Procrastination? People have always put off certain tasks due to a degree of difficulty, inertia, undesirability or because other tasks are more appealing.

Leveraging the “Beautiful Game” in the Age of Collaboration

ATD Human Capital

Soccer—often referred to as the “beautiful game”—represents the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions.

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'.

Ideas for Improving Engagement in Workplace Wellness Programs

Engage2Excel

More than two-thirds of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs, yet the median participation rate in these programs represents less than one quarter of the workforce. Cultural health check: What does your company’s workplace wellness program say about your organization’s culture?

Learning Anarchy: The Risks and Rewards of Informal Learning (Webinar)

UpstartHR

According to Deloitte , more than 80% of learning is informal in nature, yet many companies are still unsure how to harness this critical mass of activities to improve performance, minimize risk and deliver organizational value. Consider this: if you have a toddler, that child can probably pick up your phone, unlock it and open their favorite app. But it’s likely that you haven’t formally created content or delivered a course to the child on how to accomplish this task.

The HR Tools You Need To Increase Workforce Visibility

DATIS

The Health and Human Services industry is unlike any other due to the mission of these organizations to provide quality care to those in need. However, this industry faces many challenges as they continue to fight low recognition and stagnant funding while public expectations for quality increase. Managing internal processes at these organizations can be hectic, especially on the front lines of service.

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The Workplace Events Calendar: Office Events for Every Part of the Year

SnackNation

The Workplace Events Calendar: Office Events for Every Part of the Year. Sure, you probably have an office holiday party. And if your staff’s particularly enthusiastic, you might throw in a Halloween costume contest as well. But are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Pi Day? Or even National Penguin Day?

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 Competitive Advantage of An Engaged Employee

EmployeeConnect

If you asked a group of CEOs ‘what’s your competitive advantage?’, ’, some will say building a superior quality product, while others may promote their robust business model. The majority though, are likely to say that their people are their advantage. Now, this may sound like an obvious response, the truth is, no matter how good your product may be, you will always need a great team to design and build it, optimise it, sell it and support it.

Steps You Need to Take Now to Build a Feedback Culture

ATD Human Capital

A dramatic shift in the job market has led many companies to turn to feedback to improve employee retention rates. Unlike in the past, employees are feeling less tied to company loyalty and freer to take on new opportunities.

Ensuring Implementation Expectations Equal Reality

HRchitect

By: Samantha Colby. You’ve read up on our top tips for ensuring that the features of the HCM system you are implementing meet your company’s future state (Hint: if you haven’t – it involves a thorough evaluation process plus scripted vendor demos). Now you’re on to the next phase – implementation.

5 Ways to Create a Work Experience that Mirrors Your Best Customer Experience

Globoforce

(Listen to our interview with Jeanne Meister in the episode of WorkHuman Radio, embedded at the top of this post.). Job candidates and employees expect their workplace experience to resemble their experience with Amazon, Apple, or Netflix.

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

How MetaBank Streamlines Recruiting with ClearCompany

ClearCompany HRM

"One of HR's strategic objectives is developing an Enhanced Recruiting strategy.". MetaBank, a federally chartered bank headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, provides an exceptional customer experience.

Social Mindset: A Key to Engaging Talent

QAspire

It is more than obvious now that the way people feel about their workplace has direct material impact on performance of the business. This simple equation gets even more complex when we think of forces that are fundamentally changing how we work.

10 Employee Recognition Ideas to Maximise Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

It’s a tried and tested theory that recognising your employees is a pathway towards maximising employee engagement. This engagement can form between you and your employee or your employee with the company overall. When you recognise your employees for their efforts, contributions and time, they feel acknowledged and significant to your organisation. How this is beneficial is that in return, they become more motivated to perform better to be further rewarded and hence, be more productive.

Performance Consulting Tips: What Is Strategic Work?

ATD Human Capital

Performance consultants aspire to deliver strategic results and outcomes to organizations. But what is strategic work? And how is it different from tactical? My experience has revealed confusion in the talent development profession regarding these two categories of work. Consider these three results.

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.

Managing Millennials in The Workplace: Stop Making It Complicated

SnackNation

Managing Millennials in The Workplace: Stop Making It Complicated. Oh, Millennials. Who are you? What do you want? How can we figure you out? Are you some kind of unicorn?

University of Phoenix Research: Your Employees Aren’t Innovative Enough [Podcast]

UpstartHR

Note: If you’re looking for a good app to access We’re Only Human and other podcasts, I personally use Stitcher on my Android device. Did you know that your employees aren’t innovative or creative enough? That’s the latest from a research study performed by University of Phoenix on workplace innovation.

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6 Reasons Recruiting Doesn’t Measure New Hire Failure Rates (But Should)

Visier

Large corporations have thousands of business processes, but I doubt that you’ve ever heard of a single process that has a 50 percent failure rate.

3 Reasons Office Perks Are the New Normal

Cornerstone On Demand

It's no secret that Millennials—the founders of social media and the first generation of employees raised on technology—have different aspirations and desires than their Baby Boomer parents.

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.