April, 2020

Data-Driven HRBPs: Reacting Quickly in a Crisis

Visier - Talent Acquisition

Crisis management is the process by which an organization deals with a sudden emergency situation. Today, it’s the COVID-19 pandemic and HR Business Partners (HRBPs) are feeling the effects of this crisis in a huge way.

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5 Workforce Questions that Put Your People First

Visier - Talent Acquisition

We are all in this together for the long haul. Whether you are an HR executive, analytics guru, or a manager on the front lines, if you are involved in supporting or making people decisions, we want to hear from you. Are the questions and observations here consistent with your experience as you implement response plans and (possibly) start thinking about recovery? Please read on and share your thoughts via the #AskVisier LinkedIn community.

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Remote Work: The New Normal?

15Five

Telecommuting and working from home have been hot topics for several years now. According to a recent study conducted by Flexjobs, the number of people working from home at least part time has increased by 44% over the last five years. And since Coronavirus has struck, working from home has become the de facto standard for most office workers. Even call center and customer service positions have moved to home offices. Challenges of shifting business-as-usual to remote work.

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How Managers Help Retain Talent with Employee Engagement Initiatives In Times of Crisis

DecisionWise

This is a transcription of a previously recorded episode on the Engaging People Podcast. Christian Nielson. VP of Consulting Services. Hello and welcome to another Engaging People Podcast. My name is Christian Nielson. I’m the Vice President of the Consulting Services here at DecisionWise, and I’m joined by our consulting team. Today, we’re talking about how your engagement initiative can help you attract and retain top talent.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Getting Back to Work: Has Your State or Regional Workforce Agency Developed a Workforce Development COVID-19 Recovery Plan?

EDSI

In this article we share key steps to consider, ideas, and best practice COVID-19 responses to help State and Regional Workforce Agencies develop effective COVID-19 recovery plans

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How can leadership development solutions help leaders thrive in uncertain times?

Bersin

Posted by Bill Latshaw , Matthew Shannon on April 30, 2020. During times of crisis, long-term planning for future leadership development may seem like a distant thought; however, developing a leadership strategy is still crucial, even while prioritizing immediate needs for business survival.

How to Conduct Video Interviews That Support Positive Candidate Experiences

Engage2Excel

Work arrangements have drastically shifted over the past weeks, and both employees and employers have had to make rapid adjustments. Thousands of employees are working from home offices, and processes have had to be updated or changed altogether in light of new expectations. Companies have also had to make tough decisions about workforce needs, and many have had to pivot to new hiring strategies, product concentrations, and delivery methodologies. talent acquisition

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Coronavirus Compliance Updates: What Your HR Department Needs to Know

ClearCompany Recruiting

COVID-19 has already made a big impact on the workforce and the economy in just a few short weeks. As remote work becomes the norm and employers are faced with layoffs and furlough scenarios, there are many regulations being put in place to protect businesses and their employees. At ClearCompany, we are continuing to monitor the rapid changes in the workforce with regard to business regulations and conditions of employment.

What to Expect When Managing Your Work From Home Team

Engage2Excel

People are asking for advice and ideas around the new work from home scenarios that employers and employees are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have rounded up the following things you can expect to come across, if you haven’t already experienced it, with your virtual workforce.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How To Conduct The Best Performance Review Of Your Life

15Five

Performance reviews are rarely something either employee or manager is excited for. But that may be because they’re not doing them right. At 15Five instead of traditional performance reviews, we do something called the Best-Self Review®, and we do it quarterly. For us, learning is the goal – it’s not an evaluation or the time where people “prove” themselves. .

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A Culture of Connectedness and Belonging: Built from the Bottom and the Top

Ultimate Software

Once upon a time, I worked for a Fortune 100 company that did “stack ranking” performance management. For those who may not be familiar with this particular HR practice, stacked ranking is the process of placing employees on a bell curve according to their performance relative to co-workers—also referred to as a “forced distribution.”. On the whole, the process is demotivating and demoralizing for everyone, from individual contributors to leaders.

5 Pro Tips for Quickly Pivoting to a Virtual Employee Onboarding Process

ExactHire HR Trends

The new normal of living amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic is causing many employers to adopt new business processes…and to adopt them quite quickly. For those organizations who are fortunate enough to continue hiring new employees, one of those business processes is to learn how to correctly onboard remote employees in a distributed workforce. A hastily created employee onboarding process will put new hires at risk of feeling disconnected from their work and organization.

Virtual Interview Playbook

Hyrell

Hyrell’s complete guide to conducting virtual interviews for hiring a remote workforce. This virtual interview playbook includes benefits of three types of virtual interview, key questions to ask, and best practices. The effectiveness of virtual interviews have long been debated. Can they really work for all companies? How can you get a true feel for the person you are interviewing? Are they wearing shorts with a blazer and tie (the answer is clearly yes, btw)?

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

The Best Ways to Compensate and Protect Employees in a Crisis

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

The world of work changed virtually overnight with the global spread of COVID-19. In this series, we'll share personal stories and perspectives from Cornerstone employees who—like so many of us—are doing their best to balance life, work and learning from their couches, kitchen tables and other makeshift office spaces. With astonishing swiftness, the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down businesses large and small, bringing the U.S. and global economy to a standstill.

How to Prepare Employees for Getting and Giving a 360 Feedback Review

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!). I once worked with a sales manager who not only met but exceeded her goals. Every. Single. The CEO thought she was fabulous. The director of sales said she was awesome. Employees came into my office and complained about her all the time.

The CEO’s Ultimate Guide To Remote Work, Part 4: Shifting Your Mindset

15Five

The world has entered an unprecedented moment in history, and organizations around the globe have had to adjust quickly to a new way of working. For some leaders, remote work was something they were forced to do, not something they embraced. But when leaders are prepared with a remote-first mindset and infrastructure, they can shift their companies to remote work without sacrificing productivity or culture. 15Five is proof of that.

In Times of Crisis, We Need to Lead with Humanity—Here’s How

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

It’s been nearly a month since our company—and many across the country—instituted a telecommuting work policy for all employees. And with it, a new dynamic is emerging: an up-close-and-personal tenor to employee relationships. We’re physically separate but working from home means we’re connecting with each other in deeply personal contexts. Over video chat, I’ve seen my colleagues’ living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms; caught glimpses of their partners or roommates; even met their children.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Adjusting Your Strategic Workforce Strategy

Allegis Global Solutions

Since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, many companies and their workers have learned even the most ironclad schedules and deadlines are negotiable. Some projects get put on hold. Consider company events, product launches, or facilities expansion, and relocations. Other initiatives may suddenly speed up, such as a technology implementation to support remote workers or communications projects to inform employees, customers, and partners

Cartoon Coffee Break: Working and Learning From Home

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Editor's Note: This post is part of our "Cartoon Coffee Break" series. While we take talent management seriously, we also know it's important to have a good laugh. Check back regularly for a new ReWork cartoon. When schools and universities were forced to close campuses due to COVID-19, everyone was sent home to finish up classes virtually. Overall, this quick switch has been challenging : Teachers have had to adapt their coursework and teaching styles to translate via video conference.

Simple Ways to Create a Better Candidate Experience: Ramblings of a Quarantined Recruiter

Brian Smith

Candidate experience is a critical point to recruiting and hiring the top talent. These tips will help you re-evaluate how applicants interact with your company

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace. Currently, I work as an HR generalist in a team of 2, taking care of 110 employees.

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

15Five Launches Updated Manager Soft Skills Training With Worst-Self Academy

15Five

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” ~ Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin. Those of us in the tech and innovation space understand that there’s a sweet spot for providing businesses with solutions to their most pressing problems. We call this leading and pacing. Shoot past the market by offering something that customers are not ready for and no one will use it. Offer something with too little innovation and you render yourself obsolete.

Podcast: Why Listening is More Important Than Ever

DecisionWise

Engaging People Podcast · Ep. 99 Why Listening Is More Important Than Ever. On this episode of the Engaging People Podcast, we’re joined by VP of Consulting, Christian Nielson, and Senior Consultants, Charles Rogel and Spencer Taylor. Recently, our consultants have been spending more time advising our clients on their employee listening strategy during a crisis.

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The Power of Human Interaction in the Current Hiring Climate

Matt Charney

AI has become an increasingly pervasive part of the talent acquisition landscape. But even the most sophisticated algorithm in the most advanced instance of any talent management product couldn’t have predicted COVID-19

The Ultimate Software and Kronos Merger is Official!

Ultimate Software

It’s hard to believe nearly two months have passed since we announced a definitive merger agreement between Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated ! With this merger, we have brought together two great people companies to form one global leader in the HR technology space. The global atmosphere has changed significantly since our initial announcement, with COVID-19 upending both business and life as we know it.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Bringing HR Together: Announcing HR Summer School #hrsummerschool

UpstartHR

In the middle of the strange state we are in right now, one thing is certain: HR conferences are out. Of the 10 speaking events at spring conferences, internal training events, and workshops I was scheduled to attend, four of them were canceled, four of them “postponed,” and the other two were moved to virtual. Our family is definitely feeling this challenging time along with the rest of you.

Navigating Digital Information: 3 Questions to Ask

HR Bartender

One of the more popular articles on HR Bartender is titled “ Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How to Use Them ”. Every one of us has power and it’s important to recognize the different types of power we possess, how much of each type we have, and how to use them in a positive way. The reason I’m mentioning this older article is because of the seventh type of power listed, which is called informational power. We all know someone who appears to have access to valuable information.

How TargetX Manages Engagement, Performance, And Culture In A Remote-Work World

15Five

As companies around the world have faced off with COVID-19 and its implications, they have quickly had to shift how and where they work. For some companies, however, managing and collaborating with distributed teams is nothing new. 15Five customer TargetX , a US-based company offering comprehensive CRM solutions for higher education, is one example. The bicoastal company employs about 100 people with offices in Philadelphia and Oakland, CA, but about one-third of its workforce is remote. .

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