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A Formula for Building an Engaged Workforce - DecisionWise


Do you feel like workplace performance is down, like your managers are lacking leadership, and you aren’t seeing the success or outcomes you know your team can create? One of the easiest things you can do to fix this is review your employee engagement. What is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement is not a feeling employees have when the break room cupboard is stocked with their favorite snacks. Employee engagement doesn’t mean that everyone gets exactly what they want.

Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy


Whether you call it “gig,” “fluid” “liquid,” “agile,” or something else, an increasing proportion of work is done through engagements other than regular full-time employment. While estimates of the number of workers who fully support themselves with work outside of employment vary , the amount of work being done outside of employment (including contracting, freelancing, and moonlighting by regular employees) is increasing.

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This CTO Has Performance Conversations After Every Sprint


Think about the last time you finished a project. How did you feel? What did your teammates think? Did you have a strong idea of what you did well, and what you could improve for next time? Were you able to reflect on all of this and make adjustments before moving onto the next project? One of the biggest contributors to a demotivated workforce is the fact that most employees still don’t get quality, timely feedback from their manager.

The 6 Best Slack Extensions for Company Culture


Here at CultureIQ, we define company culture as the behaviors, beliefs, interactions, and attitudes that dictate how things get done within your organization. Those behaviors, beliefs interactions, and attitudes are often large-scale. Think company values, connection to leadership, and alignment … The post The 6 Best Slack Extensions for Company Culture appeared first on CultureIQ. Quick Tips Team Building

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.

Candidate Experience: It Includes Job Interviews

HR Bartender

You guys know that we’re experiencing a candidate-driven job market. This means that the conversations we’ve been having about employment branding, realistic job previews, and the candidate experience are significant to our future recruitment efforts. As much as we might be tempted to label the term “candidate experience” a buzzword, we have to resist the urge. The candidate experience is important.

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Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work


Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. We must know how we’re performing at our jobs in order to continuously improve and keep our organization moving forward. At one point, we all used benchmarks: From childhood through higher education, we had clear grades presented to us multiple times a year to let us know exactly where we stood in comparison to a mandated rubric. Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. Click To Tweet.

Talent Experience Is the Key to Engaging and Retaining Millennials


The strategies that worked to attract, recruit, engage, and retain Generation Xers are ineffective with Millennials.

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Recruit Better: Create an Online Realistic Job Preview

HR Bartender

“Tell me one of your weaknesses.” is a classic interview question. Of course, no candidate wants to answer with a weakness, so they often come up with a weakness that can also be considered a strength. Like “Oh, I work too much.” Or “I have perfectionist tendencies.”. The same holds true for companies. During the interview process , no organization wants to show off their weaknesses. Like “The CEO is a bit eccentric.”

How to Prepare Your Organization for Robot Workers

Cornerstone On Demand

Do you hear that sound? It's the collective gasp of the millions of workers threatened by the likes of artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones and even autonomous vehicles. Recent headlines like " Robots Are Coming for Jobs of as Many as 800 Million World Wide " and “ Workers at Risk as Robots Set to Replace 66M Jobs " deliver a dire forecast of imminent job loss—a robot apocalypse where human workers become redundant.

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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.

On Company Culture: The 6 Best Podcasts Episodes to Download


To say we’re passionate about culture at CultureIQ would be an understatement. Our team shares an unabashed obsession with understanding company culture — one that doesn’t slow down when we leave the CultureIQ office for the day. TED Talks, podcasts, … The post On Company Culture: The 6 Best Podcasts Episodes to Download appeared first on CultureIQ. Engagement

10 Places to Find US – Connections Edition

Ultimate Software

Last year, we debuted our “10 Places to Find US” series, designed to showcase the latest Ultimate Software mentions and news in the HR community. Back by popular demand, we’re thrilled to share this special “Connections” update on the latest places to find Ultimate: Surviving Leadership is a blog authored by HR leader and Influencer, Mary Faulkner, a renowned industry influencer with significant experience in leadership, management, talent, and more.

Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition

HR Bartender

This post has been a long time in the works. I think it’s fair to say that #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have changed us – both individually and organizationally. While so much progress has happened in a short period of time, there are still many conversations that need to happen and a lot of action to be taken.

The Millennials Are Right: Continual Performance Feedback Works

Cornerstone On Demand

As millennials continue to flood the workforce, one of the most obvious differences about the cohort is their constant need for performance feedback and continual reward. Standard annual reviews and rewards are not enough for this group of upstarts—managers cite that millennial employees want to check in at the end of every initiative and get feedback on how they performed. Older workers don't understand this need for an open and consistent feedback loop.

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!

Strategically Managing Manufacturing Skills Gaps With Learning Analytics


For many companies struggling to fill job vacancies, “corporate colleges” have become a necessity. At one factory complex in Washington, workers check out books from a company library, reports this recent WSJ article. At another in Atlanta, a faculty teaches workers lessons from the factory floor. If you work in HR for the manufacturing sector, you may be wondering if your company should be following suit: By 2025, over 2 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled.

How To Make Your People Plan Bloody Brilliant

Get Hppy

The human resource plan is the expression of how the organization intends to acquire and retain the skills and competencies it needs to execute its strategic game plan. The plan should also address how to deal with existing skills and competencies the organization possesses but no longer requires. Also read: How To Align Your People Plan With Business Objectives.

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Ethics: Taking Credit For Someone Else’s Ideas – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Many of us can relate to today’s reader note about ethics. What do you do when you discover that someone has stolen one of your ideas and made it their own? Can you write a blog post on intellectual integrity and ethics? I recently became aware of a situation where a senior leader in a position of trust overheard and borrowed someone’s idea and passed it off as their own. The leader also rushed to get it out before the other person could say anything. What type of person does this?

2018 HRCI Certification Changes: What You Need to Know


If you haven’t heard, HRCI recently came out with some major changes to their learning content structure–the biggest I’ve seen in the last ten years. Below I outline what you need to know, how to prepare, and a major announcement from me about what we’re doing to help you prepare. Before I jump into the changes, one of the most common questions I’m getting is whether our certification materials help with this NEW exam.

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.

Office Hours: 3 Ways Wendy's Empowers and Engages Their Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

This post is part of our biweekly " Office Hours " video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe. Investing in employee engagement doesn't just improve the well being of your workforce—it also drives profits. According to a Hay Group study that looked at responses from millions of employees worldwide, companies that score highest in employee engagement earn 2.5 times more revenue than others.

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How (not) to Engage Millennials

Get Hppy

The young prince had grown weary of the jester – his jokes fell flat, his singing was out of tune and his attempts at acrobatics were dismal. Perhaps you’d be funnier without your head,” admonished the monarch, “I can easily find a replacement for you.”. The same challenge as the jester befalls HR managers – how do we engage millennials? As a generation brought up with much love and attention, they have high expectations of being entertained, stimulated, understood and appreciated.

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8 Twitter Accounts That All HR Leaders Should Be Following


Twitter is a wonderful resource for HR professionals, but it can also be a challenging environment to navigate. From hashtags, to accounts, to lists, to moments, there are so many different ways to keep up with trending news that it can be difficult to figure out who to follow. Here are eight accounts that we think all HR leaders should be following to get a well rounded glimpse of what’s happening in the world of human resources.

Listen: How to Redirect Emotional Waste in the Workplace


By Sarah Payne —. Is workplace drama an inevitable part of doing business? Cy Wakeman, WorkHuman 2018 speaker and president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership , argues there’s a better way. Cy started her career as a marriage and family therapist. She took what she learned about human behavior and psychology and now helps organizations improve the way they manage and motivate their people.

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.

Designing an Impactful Employee Learning Experience


Organizations of all sizes are seeing a greater need for learning and development (L&D). According to the 2017 Training Industry Report , spending on training climbed nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. And with good reason, L&D programs help support critical business objectives, from top-line growth to ongoing employee development. Continually learning is the only sustainable way to keep employees engaged. Leadership is critical, raises are important and titles matter.

5 Challenges to Office Moving and What You Can Do About It

Get Hppy

Is it time to move already? It seems only yesterday that a group of co-founders sat in this room and officially began the journey to financial freedom. With all those difficulties, smiles and frowns, it is finally time to move. For the most part, it is good news – moving to a new place to accommodate business expansion is what every business startup dreams of. It does, however, come with its fair share of challenges.

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"I Am Not Uncertain" - Why Some Hidden Phrases Illustrate Your Culture To Perfection.

The HR Capitalist

“I am not uncertain.”. The phrase is a workplace culture feature from the Showtime series Billions. "I I am not uncertain" is what employees of the hedge fund Axe Capital featured in Billions say to their boss, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), when they’ve got potentially incriminating inside information they are about to trade on and Axelrod asks them if they are sure: the goods on a scandal about to topple a car company, or a tip that the Nigerian currency is weak.

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What is the HR Business Partner Model?


The role of human resources is changing. The growing influence of automation and the need to deliver measurable value has transformed HR’s responsibilities. In the traditional model, HR departments were responsible for recruiting and hiring employees, administering payroll and benefits, and handling employee relations. Automated HR technology now handles many of those tasks, often freeing up bandwidth for HR to take on new responsibilities. The result?

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.

Should You Offer Summer Fridays to Your Employees?


Summer Fridays are a relatively small gesture that can make a tremendous impact on employee happiness. What exactly is a Summer Friday? Well, it depends. Offering summer hours is a business policy where companies give paid time off, typically on Fridays that occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day, in addition to employees' regularly allotted paid time off. There are many ways to structure summer hours, from offering half days or full days off, or allowing employees to accrue hours off from.

6 Ways to Support Continued Learning Among Your Team

Get Hppy

Getting a job doesn’t mean a person is done learning — in most cases, it means they’ve just begun. While they’ll certainly pick up skills as they take on a new job and different tasks, there’s a lot more that can be learned. That’s where you come in. Also read: Why Microlearning Should Become Part of Your Training Program. As an executive, manager or even as a team member, you can take several steps to promote continued learning in the office.

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Talent Experience Is the Key to Engaging and Retaining Millennials


The strategies that worked to attract, recruit, engage, and retain Generation Xers are ineffective with Millennials. Major studies have revealed that this generation, which now represents the largest share of the US labor market, is highly divergent from preceding generations in its attitudes about employment. Employers are now benefitting from the insights of recent major studies into the Millennial mindset.