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Your Employees Are the Company’s Secret Weapon – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I know sometimes it sounds like a broken record to talk about employee engagement. Truth is, for all of the conversation, it doesn’t appear that organizations are moving the needle. Gallup has been tracking employee engagement since 2000 and, for the most part, the numbers have stayed pretty consistent. Less than one-third of employees are engaged in their work.

4 Practices to Bring Your Culture of Feedback to Life

Cornerstone On Demand

By Keith Ferrazzi This is part of our CHRO Community Series , which highlights big ideas from CHROs working to push the boundaries of HR and transform their organization for the better. Our first mini-series focuses on improving feedback operations within organizations. We all know the importance of honest and actionable feedback.

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Why Millennials Want More Feedback, More Often


Everyone needs feedback. Constructive feedback helps people change course and reach their goals, and recognition affirms good behaviors. Companies that institute effective feedback are more likely to help their employees, and their bottom lines, grow. There are many articles being passed around saying millennials need more feedback, especially as companies scramble to change their work culture and benefits package to drive retention and acquisition of the generation.

How To Write a Vision Statement


The driving force behind any strategic plan is the vision statement. This article is an attempt to guide you through the process of framing a vision statement with examples to help you with. A Few Things for Getting Started. This article is a mere guideline to help you frame your vision statement, as not every pointer may apply to every organisation alike. However, this will still provide you the gist of the matter. Create the pinnacle of the funnel.

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.

Employee Engagement: The Best Time To Do It Was 20 Years Ago

HR Bartender

Bartender mentioned what is believed to be an old Chinese Proverb the other day. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” It reminded me that the same philosophy applies to employee engagement. The ideal time to deal with engagement was decades ago. Developing organizational culture takes time. Training managers takes time. But you know that. So, what do you do if employee engagement hasn’t been priority number one?

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Career Experience Management: Developing the Potential of Your Human Workforce


Listen to our interview with Sophie Wade in the WorkHuman Radio episode embedded at the top of this post. Traditional, linear careers are over. Comprehensive career design overhaul is an opportunity to take a new approach to developing employees’ careers to: Adapt the fixed structure for new marketplace demands. Use the contributions of employees themselves. Effectively support new workplace policies and practices. Recognize the role of independent contractors as part of the corporate workforce.

Mapping the Perfect Candidate Journey


Recruiting top talent becomes increasingly difficult thanks to evaporating borders and ever-increasing efforts by a given company’s competitors to score hiring coups. Customer journey mapping is a well-known process that grows increasingly more important for online marketing efforts in today’s digital marketplace. Recruiting job candidates, which has become more challenging in recent years, can also benefit by mapping the candidate experience.

A Senior Management Change Can Interrupt Company Culture

HR Bartender

A key theme during this year’s Great Place to Work Conference was developing talent. Are organizations asking their managers the question, “What are you doing to develop talent? And specifically, your replacement?”. You know I’ve always felt the primary role of a manager is to hire and train their replacement. It goes without saying that a big interrupter can occur in company culture when there’s a change in management.

How Recruiters Can Embrace the Pace of Innovation

Cornerstone On Demand

Maybe Franz Kafka had it right: “In a fight between you and the world, bet on the world." The accelerating pace of innovation has humbled nearly everyone, even the experts. Just a few weeks ago this headline caught my attention: " J.Crew's Mickey Drexler Confesses: I Underestimated How Tech Would Upend Retail." You might not recognize the name, but Drexler is a legend in the retail industry. He redefined Gap Inc. in the 1990s and turned J.Crew into a household name.

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.

How To Create A Culture Of Successful People – It’s Magic

Get Hppy

If every individual in an organization understood how to successfully exploit each opportunity they were given, the culture that would be created would produce sustainable success for the enterprise. Individual success would beget constant performance improvements for the organization and a guarantee of long term health. The problem is, however, most individuals don’t understand how to deal with a change in opportunity or position in the hierarchy.

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The Secret to Achieving Goals: Establish Daily Habits


We have all encountered that guilt and disappointment when we eventually give up on a goal after floundering with it for some time. It’s quite challenging in fact to sustain motivation, especially when trying to hit a longer term goal. Consider the popular News Year’s Resolution. Only 8% of those that make resolutions actually achieve their goal. What sets this 8% apart is they focus on forming an incremental new habit instead of trying to hit the main goal.

Learning and Training at the Speed of Business

ATD Human Capital

Business is all about speed and efficiency, and finding ways for workers to get things done as fast as possible without sacrificing quality. By removing barriers and inner bureaucracy, companies can eliminate downtime, making employees more effective without using incentives. Learning is one of the main aspects that businesses must focus on to enable and empower employees to be more effective and drive revenue growth.

Five Companies Doing Summer Perks Right


Depending on where in the country you live, the summer months are either a reward for suffering through below zero temps and blizzards all winter (ahem, Chicago) or a brief punishment of 120-degree days for having beautiful, mild weather the other nine months of the year (we’re looking at you, Phoenix). No matter where you call home, summer is a popular time for employers to offer unique perks.

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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!

5 Smart Best Practices to Engage Customers

Get Hppy

If you want to swiftly boost the success of your business, you should create best practices for your employees to follow. When companies put best practices into place that ensure the customer is always the center focus, they soon see their businesses start to grow. People will continue to come back when you treat them well. Here are five smart best practices to put into place to engage customers and grow your business. Make Your Customer the Center of Your Company’s Universe.

Is Perfection Holding You Back?


Having goals can be an important component of growth and success. However, when we strive towards perfection and ignore balance, we may be limiting our progress.Perfectionism can be more of a hindrance than an aid when it comes to overcoming challenges. Respected educator and positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar suggests that by shifting mentality from perfectionism to optimalism we can be more flexible, resilient and effective in the pursuit of our goals.

We’re All Biased, But We Can Get Better

Ultimate Software

Like many people, I do all I can every day to value people for their character and contributions, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, disability, and size or shape. But, probably like many of you, I still have work to do to truly know and be aware of my implicit biases—the stereotypes that affect my assumptions and actions in an unconscious way.

The Talent Slow Fade: A Case Study of Motley Fool’s Approach to Engagement


The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial services company supporting clients with stock market trends and information. The firm is based in Virginia, has more than 300 employees, and was founded in 1993. More importantly, the company has an amazing culture that is widely known for its unique elements.

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.

8 Steps You Can Take In Hiring Your First Employee

Get Hppy

As a business grows, there will come a point where everything can’t be done by just one person. Sooner or later, the help of another employee is necessary to further the company’s success. Hiring your first employee can be a vague and daunting task. This action should be dealt with extra caution as it can be costly to commit to another person’s salary and benefits.

The Power of the Present

ATD Human Capital

When I speak and write about mindfulness, the question I get most often is, “If I practice mindfulness, what does that get me?” ” I usually point to the growing body of research that demonstrates the results of mindfulness. I also tell people that when they are mindful, they are more present and aware, and this in turn supports the development of certain leadership skills and capabilities, such as attentive listening.

Ageism in the Workplace is Real. Let’s Talk About It


Age can be a sensitive subject, no matter where (or if) it’s broached. At Justworks, we believe that the most vibrant workplaces are cultivated through inclusion of people across many generations. That’s why we've created DECADES, a new series to facilitate open and honest dialogue about ageism in the workplace. Our inaugural event takes place on July 25th, with the theme of investing. We are bringing together four incredible panelists, each in a different decade of their life, to discuss.

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How to tactfully turn down a promotion to management


Transitioning from individual contributor to manager is a big career move. Focus shifts from concrete deliverables to people development, which requires an entirely new set of skills. In many people’s minds, becoming a manager is a necessary step to advance their careers, but as Ron Bell states, “Everyone should aspire to continuous improvement; being a manager isn’t the only way to do that — or the only way to lead a fulfilling career.”.

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.

What Great Leaders Do Before Retiring

Get Hppy

Being a leader carries much responsibility, including the foresight of knowing when it is time to pass the torch. At the moment, there are about 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, meaning you are not alone in thinking it’s time to move on. The following are some things you should think about before retiring. Also read: Mentoring and Finding Purpose. Forecast the Future.

3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams

TLNT: The Business of HR

Whether you’re scaling a large organization or building a new company, hiring and retaining top talent and building a high performing team is absolutely key. In fact, there is no bigger factor in driving a company’s long-term growth and success. High Performance Culture High Potentials High-Performance Workforce Leadership Performance & Personality Succession Planning Talent Management Training, Learning & Development Featured hiring managers

5 Ways Interview Scorecards Help Identify Talent

HR Partner

Nothing is worse than being wrong about a new hire and realizing that you hired the wrong person. It costs time, money, and brings down the whole team. Or maybe you made a great hire, only to realize that it was more difficult than you thought to repeat and find other A-players. But you know what’s also pretty frustrating? Not knowing what went wrong in the decision-making process leading up to the hire.

The Evolution of L&D Tracking


We stand at a technological turning point when it comes to learning and development (L&D). Though L&D may not be the flashiest of topics compared to creating shiny new products, it has risen sharply in priority worldwide. According to the 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report , the issue of improving employee careers and transforming corporate learning was rated “important” by 83% of executives, and “urgent” by 45%. Millennials are particularly hungry for knowledge.

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.

Fostering a Healthy Multigenerational Workforce

Get Hppy

While generational rivalry in America is nothing new, it may seem a bit more widespread and aggressive these days thanks to the internet. Popular online question and answer platform Quora has a trove of leading questions that highlight just how much animosity, stereotyping, and arguing takes place between, and among, the generations: There are countless iterations of the timeless question, “ What is wrong the new generation? ”.

Generation Z Is Coming. Will You Be Ready?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Recently at the SHRM conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Bussing’s son, Holden. As we all laughed and joked with this young man, we mentioned he was Gen Z, to which he replied: Branding Culture Generational Issues HR Insights Strategic HR Talent Acquisition Workforce Featured millennials

Happy 4th of July!

China Gorman