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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.

How to Drive Real Results with Paperless Onboarding

ClearCompany HRM

When someone new joins your organization, there’s always some amount of adjustment. The current employees are concerned about how the new hire is going to impact their work life. What kind of person are they? How diligent of a worker will they be?

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Why Millennials Want More Feedback, More Often

Reflektive

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.

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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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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.

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Career Experience Management: Developing the Potential of Your Human Workforce

WorkHuman

Listen to our interview with Sophie Wade in the WorkHuman Radio episode embedded at the top of this post. Traditional, linear careers are over.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Psychology of Employee Motivation

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller’s column “The Science of Workplace Motivation” on Inc.com. Almost everything we do (or don't do, for that matter) at work can be traced back to motivation : It's the reason some employees are engaged , others are disenchanted and still others are actively looking to leave. It's the reason some of us love going to work, and the reason some of us hate it.

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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?”.

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.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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

Lighthouse

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.

Is Perfection Holding You Back?

CONCERN: EAP

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.

How To Write a Vision Statement

EmployeeConnect

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.

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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.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

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.

How to tactfully turn down a promotion to management

Everwise

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.

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Mapping the Perfect Candidate Journey

EmployeeConnect

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.

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.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

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.

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.

The Secret to Achieving Goals: Establish Daily Habits

EmployeeConnect

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.

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.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.