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Companies Must Identify Engagement Before They Can Impact It

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Ultimate Software , a leading provider of human capital management solutions in the cloud. They were recently recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America by Achievers. Congrats and enjoy the post!). Employee engagement remains a top priority for business. Because the results (or lack thereof) show that it needs to be. Two out of three employees are disengaged according to The Gallup Organization.

3 Ways to Create a Learning Culture at Your Company

Cornerstone On Demand

The days of “butts-in-seats training" are over. Thankfully. Remember when you were a new manager, and you had to attend a “management training" class where they tried to teach you everything you might ever need to know in one day

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Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

Visier

Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions. A Harvard Business Review Analytics study of 230 executives suggested a stunning rate of anticipated progress: Today, 15% said they use “ predictive analytics based on HR data and data from other sources within or outside the organization,” yet 48% of them predicted they would be doing so in two years.

The 7 pillars of Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

Employee engagement is now a phenomenon that’s deeply implanted in the collective consciousness of progressive HR leaders. This is supported by the huge surge of content, conferences, awards, Internet chatter, and Facebook and LinkedIn social media groups solely focused on employee engagement. Large numbers of HR tech vendors and service providers roam the HR domain offering a smorgasbord of engagement-related products and services.

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 You Can Do When HR Doesn’t Listen – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’m not naïve. There are plenty of HR horror stories out there – just like any profession. That being said, human resources is often the “go-to” place for employees and they need to feel comfortable coming to HR. Today’s reader note asks what to do when you feel that isn’t possible. I was recently accused of harassing and bullying by someone with anxiety. She kept a log over 8 months and never said anything to me. When HR met with me, they never listened to my side of the story.

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Emotional Contagion: Containing Bad Attitudes in Your Workplace

CultureIQ

When we reflect on feelings in the workplace, most of us think we should leave our emotions at the door. After all, doing good work requires you to focus on tasks and accomplishing things, right? And the best way to handle moods and emotions when you want to get something done is to ignore them… right? . But if emotions in the workplace don’t matter, Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist , wonders why all of our feedback revolve around personal characteristics.

Confessions Of A CEO: 5 Lessons To Improve Organizational Health At Your Company

15Five

Have you ever watched helplessly as your company was undergoing immense strain or was even burning to the ground? What did you do about it? Kyle Porter is founder and CEO of SalesLoft , a rapidly growing company that provides a powerful platform for sales development teams to increase qualified demos and appointments. But back in 2012, SalesLoft just wasn’t working.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

HR Bartender

Recently I was having a conversation with a group of new managers about feedback. It was enlightening because the discussion turned to the negative connotation of the word feedback. You know, that feeling when someone says, “I’d like to give you some feedback.” We’re just waiting for the bad news. Then when we want to deliver good feedback, we have a tendency to not even use the word feedback. We just say, “I think you do that really well.”.

A Job By Any Other Name…

Ultimate Software

We all wear a dizzying array of “hats” these days, both within and outside of our work lives, and I believe that this complexity, along with significant major sociocultural shifts, are pushing us toward increasingly blurring the lines defining what we do, how we work, and even who we are. Workforce fluidity is a term I’ve proposed to describe the convergence of several workplace phenomena that will have a dramatic impact on the future of work.

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.

I've Worked Remotely Around the World. Your Employees Should, Too

Cornerstone On Demand

I have been traveling since June 2014—not only in the U.S., but also in Dubai, India, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. And during all of this travel, I've continued to work a steady job. Working remotely has not only enabled me to travel the world, but also allowed me to become a more confident, creative and complicated person thanks to experiencing so many cultures, challenging moments and having so much agency over my life.

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HR in the Work From Home Age

Everwise

The number of companies with partial or entire workforces telecommuting or working remotely is increasing and employees are working from home for a variety of employers, across industries.

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High Performing Organizations Have Leadership Diversity – #LeadLikeAGirl

HR Bartender

Every year in March, we celebrate the accomplishments of women on International Women’s Day. Women have and continue to create, discover, and innovate new products and services for the global economy. However, much progress has been made, there are still setbacks. It’s widely reported that women make 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. Another widely reported statistic is the number of women leaders in the technology sector.

Retaining Your Team with Career Development

DATIS

Employee retention is a hot-button issue for organizations in most, if not all, industries. A recent study by Steelcase has shown that only 14% of US employees are “highly engaged” and “highly satisfied”. As these types of engagement and satisfaction surveys continue to show a decline in happy employees, many business leaders are struggling to discover how they can improve employee moral, engagement, and loyalty. One way to combat this issue is through career development initiatives.

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!

Cartoon Coffee Break: Sensitivity Training

Cornerstone On Demand

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 every two weeks for a new ReWork cartoon. Header photo credit: Twenty20

How to Scale Culture: Notes from #GDSummit

UpstartHR

One of the scariest parts of having a great culture is the fear that it will shift and change in negative ways as the company grows. I can remember talking with Atlassian earlier this year, an organization that has an enviable culture and has leveraged it for incredible success. Every team at Atlassian has a person dedicated to defending the culture from poor fit hires, and these culture stewards can veto any hiring decision at any level.

EP014 – Leadership Intelligence Podcast – How Wells Fargo’s Employee Experience Hurt Their Customer Experience - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

Listen as authors of the upcoming book, The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results , Tracy Maylett Ed.D. and Matthew Wride, J.D. discuss principles from their new book. Listen to the authors talk about the Wells Fargo scandal and how bank employees created fake accounts to help them reach sales goals. Is it possible that a more aligned employee experience (EX) could have prevented the fiasco that Wells Fargo now faces?

10 HR Topics No One Should Blog about Any More

What is Paul Thinking

This is one of those “apology” posts. You’ve seen them before. A blogger takes a break or doesn’t post as much as they have in the past, so they do a post to apologize for not posting and promising to never let that happen again. I might have done one of those before. But now, when I see those posts I think how much hubris is in that apology. Apologizing is what you do when your behavior harmed someone or affected someone’s life in some way. Apologizing for not posting seems pretty small.

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.

How to Motivate Management to Support Company Culture Improvement

ExactHire HR Trends

Hopefully you’ve had the pleasure of working for an employer with a deeply rewarding work culture. One of the reasons you enjoyed the experience probably had something to do with the actual work you accomplished there, but that likely wasn’t the only factor. Or, maybe you long for culture improvements at your existing employer, but struggle to make a business case to senior management to win their support and resources for what can sometimes be deemed as a “fluffy” back-burner endeavor.

Two Employee Engagement Secrets Nobody Ever Mentions

UpstartHR

It seems that we can’t turn around today without having a conversation that touches on employee engagement. Yet despite all the attention, it hasn’t really moved the needle. In one graphic (click through the link below to explore), pulled from Google Trends, you can see the level of interest in employee engagement for over ten years. The interest level peaked in 2016, and if the trend continues, it will expand beyond its current levels by the end of the year. But to what end?

Did you know entitled Millennials actually boost benefits for business?

EmployeeConnect

Is feeling or even “being” entitled a bad thing? Many have labelled young people (Gen Y and Gen Z who are young people born after 1980 and frequently referred to as Millennials) as the entitled generation. Furthermore, this description is used as a “whip” not as an attribute that could result in the unleashing of divergent thinking and ultimately innovation to boost the workplace.

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The ROI of Inclusion and Belonging

WorkHuman

One indication that we’re experiencing a renewed focus on inclusion can be found with a simple Google search. The top three questions associated with “diversity and inclusion” are: What is meant by inclusion in the workplace? What do you mean by inclusion? What is inclusive diversity? There’s a lot of curiosity around inclusion—and for good reason. By 2025, less than 10 years from now, millennials will comprise nearly 75 percent of the workforce.

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.

10 Great Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

Get Hppy

How often do you think about if your employees are happy with their job? We’re not just talking about the paycheck and various perks they get (though those are important too), but how they genuinely feel about the work they do. There are many types of leaders, but only the best ones are able to grasp the importance of their workers coming to the office ready to actually make a difference.

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Superior sourcing: How to nail job descriptions

Allegis Global Solutions

Why is nailing a job description so important for effective talent acquisition, and how can you make sure you get it right

The Neuroscience of Collaboration: Building Strong Teams

EmployeeConnect

Humans have an innate ability to connect and collaborate. In fact, some say it’s a biological need. As we grow and develop we crave human interaction – regardless of how extraverted or introverted we might think we are. So if we genuinely desire to collaborate, why is effective team collaboration and engagement often one of the most difficult things to achieve in the workplace? The Amazing and Unique Human Brain No two brains are alike.

VIDEO: 6 Best Practices in Creating Employee Engagement Surveys - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

6 Best Practices in Creating Employee Engagement Surveys. In the VIDEO: 6 Best Practices in Creating Employee Engagement Surveys I cover six ways to form questions in order to create survey that will obtain the best and most accurate responses possible. By creating a powerful employee engagement survey you will accurately measure your organizations levels of engagement like never before. . Join the WEBINAR: “Employee Engagement Survey Best Practices” and get HRCI or SHRM credit.

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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.

Is Brainstorming Dead?

Get Hppy

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve attended where teammates have been asked to brainstorm ideas. Everyone comes prepared with some thoughts, everyone listens to all the ideas, and the best ideas rise to the top, right? This is democracy in action, the crux of collaboration, yes? Not exactly. An article in July’s Fast Company in July cites the inefficiency of brainstorming, and when you read the piece it makes complete sense.

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Doing Gymnastics at Work

RecognizeThis!

by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! – The sport of gymnastics offer several lessons we can apply to make work more human. My daughter did gymnastics for 6 years. It’s an intense sport for which, unless you’re deeply in it, it is hard to understand the level of commitment necessary.

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Boosting Your HR with a Gamification Program

EmployeeConnect

Gamification or in other words, the application of game mechanisms to other non-game areas, has spread to many domains in the past few years: social media, loyalty programs, and of course… HR! But since the word has become a staple of the business world, have you actually leveraged gamification in your organisation? We offer you a quick and practical guide to help you develop a compelling gamification program that will get your troops motivated! So why should HR learn from Game Designers?