Sat.Feb 01, 2014 - Fri.Feb 07, 2014

Can Performance Reviews Actually Help You Improve Employee Engagement?


The simple answer is yes—if you leverage reviews to develop targeted learning plans for your employees. More on this in a moment … Gallup’s most recent State of the Global Workplace report is an ongoing study of employee engagement in the workplace, and it contains more than a few striking statistics. Here are two that hit us like a sledgehammer: · Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. · In the United States, 30% of employees are engaged at work.

Is automation going to change the world of work?

Allegis Global Solutions

The 'rise of the machines' has long been a common theme in the science fiction genre. We are all familiar with stories that see humans develop technology that is so advanced it overtakes mankind and becomes bent on world domination. Talent Tools & Technology

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Things to Check Before an Employee Goes On Vacation


Long ago, before there were cell phones, during my first real job after college, I was assigned to fill in for a co-worker who was going on vacation. I sat with her and she showed me everything that was going on. She told me she wasn’t going anywhere special, just hosting relatives coming to the big city for their vacation. She told me to call her at home if I had any questions, but only if absolutely necessary.

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2013 Turnover Rates by Industry

Compensation Force

Once again and continuing a long tradition here at the Force, I am happy to share the latest turnover rates by industry, provided to us by CompData Surveys. The information in the following charts - both voluntary and total turnover rates - has been drawn from CompData''s 2013 edition of their annual BenchmarkPro Survey, which features data submitted by 40,000 organizations. And a little historic perspective, going back to the first data set we featured here in 2008. .

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.

What Makes Organizational Conversations Effective? Participant Skill or Skillful Design?

Conversation Matters

I have been writing and talking to groups about Collective Sensemaking for some time, and in this post I answer a question I am often asked, "Can any organizational conversation can be effective if participants in the conversation are not skillful communicators?"

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Download a List of Over 500 Employee Engagement Videos

David Zinger

Over the past 6 years we have been posting videos that relate to employee engagement on the Employee Engagement Network. We now have over 500 curated videos. There are so many ways you can use these videos, including: Kickoff an engagement effort. Build your team. Stimulate new ideas or practices for engagement. Inspire you to create an engaging video. Start you day with an engaging video clip. As part of a training or education day. Circulate to coworkers. Recover from a setback at work.

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Slaves of Fear


In early 2009 I received my very first LinkedIn connection request. It was from a vendor that continues to be an important strategic partner, and I had absolutely no idea what this strange request was all about. So I ignored it. It was new to me.had something to do with social media , and I worked in #HealthcareHR. Clearly I wasn''t interested in anything like that! Slave of Routine Back in ''09 I thought I was on top of my game. I was six months into the best job I''ve ever had (and still have!)

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Forbes and CareerBuilder reveal why your top talent is leaving in 2014


Have you heard the news? Your top talent is leaving this year—at least, Forbes and CareerBuilder seem to be convinced and have some tips to remedy the problem. Forbes published an article about how CareerBuilder recently surveyed over 3,000 workers to find out who is most likely to change jobs in 2014, what employees value most from their employer, and most importantly—what it will take to retain them. The biggest mistake employers make is assuming they know what matters to employees.

How to Run an Effective Meeting: 4 Ways to Avoid Pointless Meetings


Monday, February 3, 2014 :00am. How to Run an Effective Meeting: 4 Ways to Avoid Pointless Meetings By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. I recently had a discussion with a work colleague who was trying to schedule a phone call with me and was trying to figure out how to wedge our conversation in between two meetings he had. Read More » read more

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

What Should Be In A Book About #HR Technology?

True Faith HR

Yesterday, my good friend Trish McFarlane was lamenting the poor state of HR Technology understanding amongst practitioners Why is #HR technology the weakest area for practitioners? Any ideas #hrevolution ?

Three Questions for Taking Stock of Your Career

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One of the career books I''ve been reading recently is Business Model You: A One Page Method for Re-Inventing Your Career. It offers an interesting template for evaluating your career aspirations and looking at them in light of the different ways you can bring value based on your various assets and resources. . I signed up for their email newsletter and this morning received an update on their latest European workshops that included the three questions they use to start their sessions.

Destroyer of the Universe


It didn''t start out this way. The fear hadn''t set in.communication was open.and most believed the long wait for a strong leader was finally over. The energy and creative ideas seemed to be just what everyone had hoped for. Starting Out The common " honeymoon period " for new leaders is one that the shrewd among us seize upon, and for good reason. The window of opportunity for change is usually the greatest during this transition time.

The 4 C’s of Collaborative Learning


Thursday, February 6, 2014 :00am. The 4 C’s of Collaborative Learning By Sharon Palermo. If your organization wants to experience greater productivity, cutting edge innovation and increased profitability you need to start considering the “Four Cs” of collaborative learning, which reflect the best practices of enterprise organizations across the world. Read More » read more

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!

4 Factors That Could Make or Break Your New Business Idea


Launching a new product or service is exciting. But before you jump in with both feet, you need to make sure it’s the right thing to do. Having an idea is one thing; implementing it is another. When taking on a new project, there are four major components you must take into account to help ensure your project will be successful. Managing change. To launch your next big idea, it will require people to change. And change is sometimes scary for your employees to accept.

How to Develop More Confidence in Your Creativity

45 Things

Think back to when you were in kindergarten and you’ll probably agree you were a creative kid. Whether it was building a Batmobile from toilet paper rolls or performing a one-act play you wrote with your dog, you displayed creativity freely and abundantly. But fast-forward to your professional life now, and you may no longer believe you are creative. For whatever reason, creativity didn’t stick with you. That’s a crock, Tom Kelley says.

Too Far?


"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." - T.S. Eliot Today I''m thinking about my impact. Effective? Do I believe my self-talk? Maybe I haven''t really considered the possibilities before me because I haven''t risked going far enough? I''m probably just too comfortable where I am. How About You Have you taken the risk and pushed yourself farther than you ever thought you could.only to realize you made a difference that you never thought was possible?

Why Do Organizations Use Pre-Employment Tests?

Criteria Corp

As an employer trying to make informed hiring decisions, you obviously want to gather as much relevant information on candidates as possible. The problem is that traditional methods of getting to know candidates — resumes and interviews — often don’t yield much real insight. Resumes are notoriously unreliable, and interviews — especially unstructured ones — are subjective and poor predictors of job performance. On the other hand, properly developed (i.e.,

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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.

Three Words: A Day in the Life Sunday

Lisa Rosendahl

For a few years now, I''ve selected three words to provide focus and guide my decisions over the coming months. The three words that informed my decisions and actions in 2013 were story, flow and tribe.

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What Is Skills Management All About?


By Steven Venokur, Managing Partner with People Sciences, Inc. and a contributing partner with SuccessFactors (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) This is first in a series on Skills Management. It includes discussions on the establishment of a skills management program, skills assessment process, skills architecture, skills library, best practices, and case studies. Individual skills are […].

At the Heart of Healthcare

Cielo HR Leader

“Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life,”. … so explains U.S. President, Barack Obama. February (2014) has been proclaimed American Heart Month, a time we “renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives, against the devastating epidemic of heart disease.”.

Millennials Becoming “The Young Entrepreneur” Generation

Inpower Coaching

The millennial generation is looking at the road ahead and deciding earlier then older generations to forge their own path. This urge to become a young entrepreneur speaks to their values and to the economy they are coming of age in. We appreciate Sheila giving her slot to one of her volunteers this month to share their thoughts on this trend. – InPower Editors.

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.

In 100 Words: The Cracked Pot and Leadership


An elderly woman used two pots to fetch water, each hung on the ends of a pole. One pot was perfect and delivered full portion of water while the other had a leaking crack. The imperfect pot felt very ashamed and this went on for a year. One day, the woman told the cracked pot, “Do you see flowers on one side of the road? They are your gift to this world. Knowing about your flaw, I planted flower seeds on your side of the path which you watered”. We all have cracks.

Five Reasons Why You Need Social Learning Today


By Dr. Karie Willyerd, Vice President, Learning & Social Adoption, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company If people have been learning for eons, why is there any need to consider a shift in how we offer learning to people at work? Just exactly what is social learning and can it pay off for my organization? Let’s start […]. EMEA Learning learning social enterprise social HR social learning social_media

Can HR Really Be a “Stand Alone” Discipline?

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Chandana Wijayanama, Regional HR Director, Franke. Can HR really be a “stand alone” discipline? Or, does its effective practice call for an in-depth understanding of other key functions within a business? In this issue, we talk to Chandana Wijayanama, Regional HR Director for the Swiss, multi-national company, Franke, about coming to HR later in his career, and how he is addressing the challenges surrounding talent management in the APAC region.

Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

45 Things

If you ever feel as if the demands of your job and your industry are moving too fast to keep on top and maintain your sanity, you''re not alone. Rapid technology changes, worldwide competition and increasing demands from employers can make even the most confident worker a bit shaky. That''s why self-directed learning is gaining momentum. Workers can find online resources to learn about everything from project management to marketing, helping them learn when the time is best for them.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Developing Leaders: Why Training Interventions Fail?


Companies spend considerable amount of time and money on developing leaders through training programs and workshops. My experience so far suggests that these time-bound and finite interventions fail over a long run in developing leadership capabilities. I have attended a number of such training programs and workshops and have observed the impact of these interventions.

Four Reasons Why SAPInsider HR2014 Has Become the Must-Attend Human Resources Event of the Year


By Susan Galer, Communications Director, SAP Global Communications (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) Every conference promises attendees that they will walk away with fresh insights to use for immediate business value. The SAPInsider Human Resource (HR) Conference is among the few that actually delivers. But that’s not the only reason why attendance is expected to increase at this […]. Events HCM hr HR 2014 Human Capital Management Human Resources sap SAPInsider

Letters of Intent Benefit Physicians and Employers

Hospital Recruiting

For physicians , a letter of intent (sometimes referred to as LOI or Offer Letter) is often an interim step in the job search process, between interviewing and accepting a position. A letter of intent is not legally binding but is based on mutual interest and the good faith of both parties involved. There are several advantages for both physicians and employers to include a letter of intent as a part of the hiring process. alexskopje/