Sat.Aug 30, 2014 - Fri.Sep 05, 2014

Transforming Leadership—Selecting a Style for Your Team

ATD Human Capital

When you search on the various leadership styles you end up with 25,200,000 hits. That tells me that there has been a lot of time spent researching the topic. A good place to start is Daniel Goleman’s 2000 study for the Hay/McBer Group, Leadership That Gets Results. This research encompassed three years and 3,000 middle managers and identified six distinct styles. Click here to read full version

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Putting the “Strategic” into Strategic HR (and Management)

Josh Bersin

One of the buzzwords we often use in the talent world is “strategic HR.” ” Given all the administrivia which HR people do, is it really possible for HR to be “strategic?” ” If so, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources

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10 Payroll Tips You Should Know

Namely

Staying on top of payroll can be a time-consuming and stressful process. Especially if you take care of your payroll in-house, it can quickly become a nightmare for business owners. According to the National Business Association 2013 Small Business Taxation Survey , 60 percent of small businesses handle their payroll processes internally.

Get Nerdy with Your Employee Engagement Statistics

Quantum Workplace

When I was perusing the latest Employee Engagement Trends Report that our research team assembled, I came across the idea of uncertainty, or neutrality. Here’s the gist: When the majority of employees respond to certain survey items with a three or four (somewhat disagree or somewhat agree), the items represent areas of uncertainty within an Read more. Employee Engagement

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.

Why Should You Care About Employee Engagement?

ATD Human Capital

The author shares a list of seven key reasons engaged employees are vital for an organization. Click here to read full version

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Inclusive Leaders Turn Performance Reviews into Gold Mines

Reviewsnap

Attention managers and team leaders! Here’s great advice from Great Place to Work (Gulf) CEO, Ron Thomas : “Our workforces have the ability to be a percolator of ideas and solutions if we would just turn the spigots on. Letting our employees know that we are dependent upon their ideas and thoughts has the potential for any organization to break out of the pack and shift power to the people who are closest to the issues. It’s simple: Turn them loose, unleash their powers, and watch things happen.”

Leadership, the Imposter Syndrome, and Being REAL

Inpower Coaching

Do you ever feel like an imposter? Like someone will figure out you aren’t up to the job you have? Guess what? The Imposter Syndrome is a thing. And it’s a thing all kinds of leaders learn to deal with and overcome. Women. Even people like you who are in exactly the right place at the right time to overcome it. Mitch shows us we’re not alone. – InPower Editors.

Leadership Improv: Turning the Unexpected Into an Advantage

ATD Human Capital

In Part Four of a four-part series on using improvisational behaviors to drive performance, Karen Hough focuses on three steps to dealing with the unexpected. This flexibility and the sense that anything can happen, keeps us on our toes and ready for anything. It’s a critical skill in an ever-evolving, global professional world. Click here to read full version

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5 Ways Continuous Development Benefits Workday Customers

Workday

Last March, David Clarke penned an outstanding blog on Workday’s move to single codeline development, meaning we now use just one line of code for both our current release of Workday and features we’re developing for our next release. Most importantly, this move has transformed our development organization to one focused on continuous development.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Why More (Cloud Applications) Really Is Better

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

By Deborah Hamilton. It doesn’t matter that I’ve done it a dozen times before. I am still amazed at how easy it is to submit a claim for out-of-network expenses through my health insurance provider. I log onto their web site, enter information from the physician’s statement, hit submit, and the money is in my bank account three days later. When my husband suggested that we switch to his health plan to save some money, I refused.

Workaholics are not Good Team Players

Newmeasures

There is a common myth around corporate America that workaholism is the norm for most workers and that to be successful you have to devote yourself, heart and soul, every hour, to the job. Nothing could be farther from the truth as more and more health data comes to the forefront showing that excessive work is physically and mentally harmful to individuals. But what about the companies that give the impression that they benefit from workaholism on the part of employees? Do these organizations

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Grateful Leaders Choose “Yes”

ATD Human Capital

The time for an acknowledgment is the moment you become conscious of it. There are few real excuses for not delivering it now. Click here to read full version

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Next-Generation Financial Reporting in Workday 23: It’s Time to Burn the Binder

Workday

Anyone who works in finance knows the binder. Many operational managers know it too. It''s the binder you take to quarterly business reviews and send up to the CFO. The one stuffed with printouts of spreadsheets and documents that took tens of hours to compile and reconcile. It''s the binder that may have you—and the auditors—nervous that it''s being passed around with a lot of important information in it, or sweating that within those print-outs there could be inaccuracies.

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!

While You’re On Holiday, Would You Like to Have Your Work Emails Automatically Deleted?

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

By Richard Doherty. Daimler’s recent decision to give employees the option to have all email received while on holiday automatically deleted ( see story here ) has generated lots of healthy discussion and debate with many for and against such a policy. Personally, I think the key take away from this initiative is the fact that it is an option. How each of us achieves work/life balance is a very personal thing – we’re all different and manage that balance in different ways.

Are You an Exceptional Leader?

Newmeasures

We exist to help our client organizations use employee and manager surveys as business intelligence. It almost seems unconscionable to think that some of our client managers question the importance of helping employees feel valued at work. Yet, on a regular basis we are challenged by senior leaders around the validity of even caring about employees’ thoughts, feelings and concerns. One leader quipped during a post-survey results consulting presentation, “if a leader cares about their employees

Why Should You Care About Employee Engagement?

ATD Human Capital

The author shares a list of seven key reasons engaged employees are vital for an organization. Click here to read full version

Is Your Need to Be "Right" Hurting Your Career?

45 Things

When you were in school, did your teacher instruct you to choose the “wrong” answer on a test? What about at work? Does your boss now tell you to try and make "wrong" decisions? From the time we are children, we are counseled to make the “right” choices, and how to look “right” and how to do the “right” thing. That often continues in the workplace, that need to always be "right." And, the more “right” we are, the more likely we are to become rigid in our way of thinking.

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.

Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR

Lisa Rosendahl

Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don''t have to be. Unfortunately, they are. Photo credit: iStock. It''s time to step out of the ring and start working together. When human resources professionals live and breathe human resources everyday, they forget what it''s like outside the bubble. It''s easy for them to judge non-HR leaders harshly. Don''t." Instead, help them help you.

Management Tips for a New Employee’s First Day

Insperity

What are the most important things to do on a new employee’s first day? You have the basics down pat: collect a W-4 and I-9; explain your benefits enrollment process; give out a copy of the employee handbook. But your onboarding process shouldn’t stop there. Here are a few not-so-typical tips to help your new hires gain momentum and start off right in your organization from day one. Cover the essentials quicker. You can’t skip the typical first-day items altogether.

Transforming Leadership—Selecting a Style for Your Team

ATD Human Capital

When you search on the various leadership styles you end up with 25,200,000 hits. That tells me that there has been a lot of time spent researching the topic. A good place to start is Daniel Goleman’s 2000 study for the Hay/McBer Group, Leadership That Gets Results. This research encompassed three years and 3,000 middle managers and identified six distinct styles. Click here to read full version

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How to Live Fully at Work: The New Employee Recognition

David Zinger

We need more authentic and robust employee engagement and recognition. I am honored to be invited by Klinic Community Health Centre in Winnipeg to speak during lunch hour at Vimy Ridge Park in Winnipeg during “Connecting Canada” for World Suicide Prevention Day. If you are in Winnipeg on September the 10th., I encourage you to come by for the short presentation and the free community barbecue.

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.

Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday

Lisa Rosendahl

Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer. Photo credit: iStockphoto. After years of complaining about an overbite (think thumb under front teeth), I set out to correct it as an adult. After 2 years of braces and a little jaw surgery , the overbite was gone and braces came off.

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MGM Resorts: 2 Takeaways from a Game-Winning People Strategy

Achievers

What does it take to implement a remarkable employee engagement strategy? Last week, Achievers had the pleasure of hosting Christopher Henry, VP of Talent and Organizational Development for MGM Resorts International , on the webinar titled, How to Put Employees First to Win Customers. Chris shared with us how MGM’s investment in the development of their people and culture is largely responsible for the brand’s amazing turnaround.

Leadership Improv: Turning the Unexpected Into an Advantage

ATD Human Capital

In Part Four of a four-part series on using improvisational behaviors to drive performance, Karen Hough focuses on three steps to dealing with the unexpected. This flexibility and the sense that anything can happen, keeps us on our toes and ready for anything. It’s a critical skill in an ever-evolving, global professional world. Click here to read full version

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Headbanger

NoExcusesHR

As you look at your task list or calendar each day, what goes through your mind? What emotion hits first? Does your competitive side see a challenge; or, does your heart race as you realize it will be nearly impossible to accomplish all of those items in one day? DERAILERS Lately I''ve been wondering how that first rush of emotion impacts our mindset at work.

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.

The North Star

Dave's Weekly Thought

What is it that engages people in their work ? It certainly isn't something that can be packaged or sold. Some people see their job for what it is worth and are driven to make as much money as possible. Some people want to use their profession as a social network.

Anything but chaos: EmpowerWFM helps strike the balance between employee welfare and efficient scheduling

Empower Software

Schedules generated a week in advance. Employee hours are for the most part, consistent and stable. Store associates enjoy the ability to balance work with everyday responsibilities, such as parenting, or studying and attending school. If only it were that simple. The New York Times recently explored the mounting challenges that some of today’s workers… Empowered Thinking Blog Content Uncategorized Workforce Management

Grateful Leaders Choose “Yes”

ATD Human Capital

The time for an acknowledgment is the moment you become conscious of it. There are few real excuses for not delivering it now. Click here to read full version

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