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How to Avoid Talent Gaps with Data-Driven Succession Planning

Visier - Talent Acquisition

According to the Association for Talent Development , only 35% of organizations have a formalized succession planning process. This can be a risky proposition, especially if individuals in key roles are unexpectedly plucked out of your organization. These concerns can be heightened during times of crisis. As with most things, the best way to manage these risks is to be prepared and to have a plan. The trifecta of talent management tools for talent gap mitigation.

Four Ways to Show Support For Your LGBTQ+ Employees

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of federal protections for gay and transgender employees in instances of workplace discrimination. This was an incredible victory for the LGBTQ movement. Prior to this ruling, it was legal in more than half of U.S. states to fire employees for being gay, bisexual or transgender. And as a result, many queer employees— roughly 46% — were too scared to come out to their colleagues or discuss their sexual orientation in the workplace.

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8 Simple Steps For Awesome Remote Onboarding in 2020

HR Cloud

Employee onboarding is one of the most important aspects of successful business operations. When done right, onboarding can boost employee retention rates by 82% and improve employee productivity by 70%. Furthermore, employees are happier and therefore more engaged when onboarding efforts meet their needs. Need additional evidence? A study from Aberdeen Group found that organizations with structured employee onboarding processes could generate a 60% year-over-year growth in revenue.

The Importance Of Relational Mastery At Work


“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives, but equally so, the quality of relationships at work determines the quality of our work and our overall ability to succeed,” says well-known psychotherapist, Esther Perel. Although relationships are critical to the individual success of employees and the overall success of organizations, soft skills have traditionally been de-emphasized.

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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.

Change your mindset about change


Posted by Chris Havrilla , on June 23, 2020. The inspiration for our High-Impact Technology Strategy research was less about technology and more about solving a puzzle. Organizations spend big money on their HR technology and expect it to drive change and transform the HR function, the organization, and the overall workforce. But why weren’t they realizing the promise, outcomes, or value from their digital transformation? Why didn’t transformation occur?

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Working at Home Guide: How to Keep Being Productive

Get Hppy

Recent statistics show that up to half of America’s workforce is working from home as a result of social distancing orders aimed at slowing down the coronavirus pandemic. This represents more than double the number of Americans who worked from home pre-COVID-19. The emergence of new technologies like Zoom and the broad availability of high-speed internet has made it possible for businesses to adapt quickly to this ‘new normal’.

Your Learning Resource Playlist for Pride Month—and Beyond

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

This month has been a momentous one for the LGBTQ+ community. In a watershed decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This victory is encouraging, but there’s still work to be done in the LGBTQ+ community’s fight for equality.

Upholding Company Culture & Values During a Crisis: Why Leadership Matters

Namely - Talent

It seems like every day in 2020, we are bombarded with troubling news—from a global pandemic to racial injustice and police violence. As a result, many of your employees are likely filled with worry and uncertainty about the future.

Employee Engagement Involves Bringing the Whole Self to Work

Great Place to Work


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.

Remote Succession Planning in 6 Easy Steps


Nearly one-third of companies with more than 1,000 employees said they don't currently have a succession planning program at their organization. The numbers for smaller organizations are even more dismal. For organizations who urgently need expert guidance and advice and are looking for a more economic cost than traditional methods, a remote succession planning consultant might be a good fit

Five Key Aspects of Emotional Intelligence for Recruiters


I n the face of any social or economic upheaval, you'll usually find a slew of articles urging recruiters to use emotional intelligence (EI) in difficult times. While this is true, EI is always crucial in recruiting. Strong EI can enhance all areas of your life, but let's focus on why it is essential in recruiting. There are many definitions of EI out there, but this one by Bradbury and Greaves, from Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , highlights the aspects directly relevant to recruiting: recruiting

4 ways that companies can be truly inclusive


By Jawaun Brown. Skyrocketing public and political support of the Black Lives Matter movement has created an urgent effort among companies to look inwards and ask themselves what they can do to be a part of the solution. Corporate America’s acceptance of the decades-long status quo has suddenly become unacceptable.

Guess Who’s Disrupting HR Tech Now? Facebook. Yes it’s Facebook.

Josh Bersin

I’ve never been a big Facebook user – it always seemed like a poorly designed platform and I don’t like sharing my personal information all the time. So when the company launched Workplace from Facebook I was not expecting much. The initial product, developed for internal collaboration inside the company, was just a “gray” version. Read more» The post Guess Who’s Disrupting HR Tech Now? Facebook. Yes it’s Facebook. appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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!

Podcast Recap: Willie Jackson Discusses Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


We are at a pivotal moment in American History. I firmly believe that there is finally an opportunity to correct massive injustice, dismantle the structures of systemic racism, and co-create a new future where all people can have true freedom, equal rights, and equal opportunities for a life of safety and prosperity. To do that, we must first understand what lies beneath the surface personally and institutionally.

The Sh*t Storm Trifecta

HR Hardball

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s , and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t enough to manage yourself, your family and your employees through one of these events, let’s juggle three chainsaws and hope we catch the right end.

HR Book Review: The Office (The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History).

The HR Capitalist

On my summer reading list is The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. I originally grabbed the book because it presented an opportunity to connect with my youngest son, who like a lot of kids, has consumed the entire series 3+ times on Netflix. It quickly became a primer on team-based creative process, where ideas have to come in volume, then be culled down quickly to the point that only the best idea makes it, and everyone on the team is OK with that.

Workhuman Announces New Strategic Investor; Continues Strong Growth Trajectory in 1H 2020


Company now valued at $1.2B, sees impressive adoption of new product offerings and helps to support new ways of making human connection during a global pandemic. Company adds three seasoned executives from SAP, Staples and Workday to leadership team. FRAMINGHAM, Mass.,

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.

Addressing Employee Health and Safety Through Your Employer Brand


As businesses across industries adjust to the latest CDC guidelines , as well as state and local requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic , keeping both customers and employees safe is now more important than ever before.

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Keep Working Remotely Post-COVID

The Muse

If this unexpected remote work experiment has shown or confirmed to you that you’d prefer to work from home, there are steps you can take to try to make it permanent. Getting Ahead

The Real Question In 2020 Is This: What's YOUR Platform?

The HR Capitalist

2020 - It's been a bit of a year. As John Whitaker pointed out at Fistful of Talent , we know at the very least a 3rd large scale event is coming - the 2020 election in the United States. Translation - the fatigue you feel, while real, isn't going to get better. This world is going to keep coming after you in 2020. The more you read and watch the news (which you should), the more conflicted, confused and angry you're going to get.

100 days


This week we reach 100 days in lockdown, or so I read on Twitter. It has been long and long. Those early pandemic, strange, discombobulated and anxiety filled early days have mostly passed. We have come a long way, but … Continue reading → Other Stuff


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.

The Flexible Workforce: A Checklist for the Next Normal

Allegis Global Solutions

The world is adjusting to the pandemic. Companies are turning the corner on uncertainty and looking to the future. Some see a world where everything has changed. They are looking at what they call a new normal. But it’s not a new normal. This is the next normal. While the fundamentals of talent and business have not changed, the old playbook won’t work for a next-normal economy. Can you see what’s ahead for your flexible workforce?

Employee Experience Metrics for a Post-Covid Workplace


Employee Experience Metrics for a Post-Covid Workplace. As employees return to work, whether it’s on-premises or at home, the best way to understand the effect of all the organizational changes you’ve made is by establishing some employee experience metrics and gathering regular feedback. Each minor change to the physical workplace or to work processes ripples through your employee population and will have an affect on productivity, morale, service, etc.

COVID Has Been Hard on my Friend: Jim, The Shoe Addict.

The HR Capitalist

I'm back with updates on work clothes. As a primer, I'm the same guy who was unafraid to bring you uncomfortable fashion classics like the following: BEST PRACTICES IN BLUE BLAZERS FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WHITE PROFESSIONAL CLASS MALE. BEYOND BLUE BLAZERS - THE PANTS CHOICES OF PROFESSIONAL WHITE MEN IN AMERICA. If you don't remember these classics, go take a look. There's nothing more fun than busting on how white guys dress. But I'm back with an update that goes beyond gender and race.

Workday People Experience Arrives: The ERP Landscape Evolves

Josh Bersin

The enterprise software world has been attacked by the Coronavirus. Most of the big, complicated, multi-year ERP implementations have taken a pause and companies decided “we have to get something out immediately.” ” So they lashed together the tools they had to build communications programs, testing and feedback apps, training programs, and all sorts of programs. Read more» The post Workday People Experience Arrives: The ERP Landscape Evolves appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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.

Beyond HR KPIs: Strategic Metrics for Organizational Development

Analytics in HR

In this article, we will look beyond the scope of traditional HR KPIs. We will show that financial KPIs are not the end-goal – rather HR should step up its game and report on the leading indicators of organizational effectiveness. We will end the article with a list of recommended KPIs to focus on.

How to Make Your Mark When You Join a Brand-New Team

The Muse

This digital sales lead’s career path led her to a new group within the geographic information system (GIS) software company Esri. Management

The HR Famous Podcast: e20 - Adidas CHRO on the Ropes, SCOTUS Decision and Pronouns.

The HR Capitalist

In episode 20 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss this week’s Supreme Court ruling, pronouns, and Zoom fatigue. The trio talk about the new developments that may come out of the SCOTUS ruling, the calling for the resignation of Adidas’ CHRO, and micromanaging WFH employees. .