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The Role of HR in Employee Experience: 9 Ways To Boost Employee Retention Rates


Recruiting, hiring, and training the best employees take significant time and money investments. Without offering these workers a good employee experience, companies risk losing their investments when these employees forsake them for greener pastures. .

Less Talk, More Walk

HRO Today

Three important steps in implementing an effective diversity and inclusion training program that aligns with company needs. By Aaron Lincove. In recent years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become top priorities for all businesses—and for good reason. Research by McKinsey & Co.

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How Words of Encouragement for Employees Are Different from Praise: 3 Things You Should Know


While instincts say that any form of positive feedback does wonders for employee morale and, therefore, productivity , empirical research points to a different truth. Offering meaningful words of encouragement for employees is as much an art as it is a science.

Knowledge management: Managing multigenerational needs

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Inbal Namir , Stav Agmon , and Jill T. Perkins on December 19, 2019.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Another New Year- Time to Think About Bonuses

Affinity HR Group

With 2019 over and at the dawn of a new decade, it’s an ideal time to think about bonuses for 2020. Organizations of all sizes and across all industries use bonus programs as an important component of total compensation.

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7 questions you should ask your employees 2020


By asking your employees simple questions, you can unlock untapped potential. Make regular engagement a success factor for yourself as a leader. Then you will really gain momentum,” says Viktoria Lindhé at &frankly. She provides us with some essential guidance for when employee engagement fails.

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A framework for getting started with employee experience design


Improving your organization’s employee experience (EX) holds a lot of promise. It’s been shown that a thoughtfully designed EX can result in higher engagement scores, lead to happier customers, and even give your organization’s bottom line a boost. But there has to be a drawback, right?

The Future of Business: People Analytics for Everyone


Over the past decade it has become clear that organizations don’t just need people analytics, but effective people analytics. According DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast , people analytics efforts were more likely to fail than not.

Unlimited Vacation vs. Remote Work: Who Wins?

The HR Capitalist

If there's ever been a hype machine that reached peak myth status in the world of HR, it's unlimited vacation, trailed closely by: --no performance reviews. --dog-friendly dog-friendly company. peer feedback. --HSA HSA accounts. But I digress.

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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!

Common & Costly Employee Benefits Mistakes


Mistakes in employee benefits and human resources can be quite costly to employers in the form of extra benefits, complaints, lawsuits, government-assessed fines and penalties, and attorney fees, to name a few. Don’t learn the hard way what these mistakes are.

11 of the Most Enlightening Employee Engagement Statistics


What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to their work, their team’s goals, and their company’s mission. Engagement can be the difference between an employee who just does enough to get by and an employee who always goes the extra mile.

Importance Of Employer Employee Relationship In Companies

Vantage Circle

When an employer hires, he is not just adding a new member to the organization, he is also forming an employee and employer link. Employers and employees who successfully grow a steady relationship are more likely to be happy and loyal to each other.

Exploring the Cost of HRMS

Personnel Data Systems

Whether you’re exploring the HRMS landscape for the first time or re-evaluating your current solution, you’ll be considering cost. But what does an HCM solution actually cost? How should you estimate your budget, and what returns can you expect to see down the road?

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

The Direct Connection Between HR and the Bottom Line


Typically, when we think about the “money makers” for the company, we think about the folks in sales, the account management people who keep customers coming back for more, and even the marketing folks for positioning our products or services in the best possible light to the best possible audience.

Harnessing The Power Of Gratitude At Work


When is the last time you felt a true sense of gratitude? Maybe your friend did a selfless favor for you when you needed it most, or maybe a grand act of kindness from a stranger brightened your entire day.

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ICYMI: Four HR Trends to Look for in 2020

Cornerstone On Demand

Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping the most popular trends, events and conversations every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series.

For Career Development, Employees Need to Step Back to Spring Forward

Cornerstone On Demand

A slingshot generates a lot of energy with the pullback that propels an object forward. I want people to envision that kind of forward propulsion for their career development, too.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

These Three Factors are Shaping the Future of Work

Ultimate Software

Every year, Cecile Alper-Leroux —Ultimate Software’s VP of HCM Innovation—analyzes the most significant forces shaping the future of work and shares them with the industry via her highly-anticipated MegaTrends.

2020 Talent Predictions That Probably Won’t Happen

Allegis Global Solutions

There’s not a whole lot in talent acquisition that anyone can actually predict (its inherent unpredictability is what makes recruiting fun, after all), but that doesn’t stop every prognosticator and pundit in the TA and HR Technology business from trying.

Great Leaders Are Great at Recognizing People


Do you know what sets exceptional leaders apart from their peers? We know there are certain characteristics that all leaders share, but there is one trait that makes a leader go from good to great.

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Three Things for SMBs and SMEs to Keep in Mind During a Digital Transformation

Cornerstone On Demand

In the era of technology like applicant tracking systems, digital learning management systems and interview scheduling tools that increase output and decrease man hours, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when undertaking a digital transformation—especially for smaller companies that lack sky-high budgets. But converting analog processes to digital ones is just as important for small to medium-sized businesses or enterprises. Digital transformations enable them to compete with larger companies and can lead to savings and innovation. Getting there, however, can be a challenge—not only because of limited budgets, but also because it takes considerable effort to figure out what areas to digitize and what products to use. Jessie Salsbury, an HR professional for A-1 Careers , offered up some guidelines that small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can follow. By making strategic investments, testing solutions before purchasing them and only updating the tools or processes that need the biggest facelift, SMBs and SMEs can perform digital transformations despite their smaller budgets. Identifying Your Most Pertinent Needs Companies today understand the necessity of a digital transformation and are more likely to invest in them. In fact, via its annual Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide , the International Data Company predicted that businesses would spend $1.2 trillion in 2019 on digital transformations in an effort to attract new customers, keep up with competition, improve employee productivity and save money. But for SMBs and SMEs with less to spend, these investments must be strategic. Although it’s tempting to find a digital fix for every problem in your organization, it’s best to identify one or two things where an overhaul will truly save you time and money, says Jessie Salsbury, an HR professional for A-1 Careers in Kansas City. “You take one thing that is overwhelming your clients, customers or employees or one thing that would make a big impact. For example, there are huge repercussions if taxes or I-9 documents are completed incorrectly, and the cost to go digital may outweigh the cost of keeping it on paper,” she says. To narrow it down, she suggests forming a committee or working with each department to determine what their needs are. “HR can sometimes be a hub of where everyone complains and the soft information of what isn’t working internally,” explains Salsbury. But by creating space to air out and listen to these complaints, SMBs and SMEs can get a better sense of what their employees and customers need from a digital transformation. Try Before You Buy After determining the areas in your company that can be strengthened by digital transformation, look for solutions that are cost-effective—but don’t commit with full gusto immediately, says Salsbury. “Sometimes small businesses can get approval for all the newest and coolest gadgets because there isn’t the ‘red tape’ for approval of new technology [that larger businesses grapple with], but it ends up not being needed,” she says. Instead, Salsbury recommends a “try before you buy” approach. For example, request a demo or go on a month-to-month plan before you invest so it’s easy to back out if it’s not the right tool. SMBs and SMEs should also be sure to choose solutions that keep their digitalization uncluttered. In other words, look for software, hardware and digital storage solutions that work together or build on each other. A report on Martech Advisor recommends integrating your technology and systems to avoid “a complex system that speaks multiple languages (different formats, inputs, outputs, etc.).” Not Everything Has to Be Digitized Finally, a good way to keep costs down during a digital transformation is to understand that not every business—or division within a business— needs digital solutions. Before introducing something new, SMBs and SMEs must be sure the additional innovation is fiscally responsible and beneficial to customers. For example, when evaluating internal operations prior to a digital transformation, work to answer the question “Will the training time be considerable?” Digital transformations require training in order to teach teams new solutions and work out any kinks or bugs, and the time and money spent on these learning stages should be factored into a cost analysis. It’s also important to remember the following: There is no magical digital solution that will work 100% of the time. “If you switch to having employees fill out their on-boarding forms via an iPad tablet, what happens when WiFi goes down? Or, if you change to having your clients only communicate via chat rooms, what happens when you have a client that cannot communicate that way?” says Salsbury. At the end of the day, new technology is often worth the time and financial investment—especially because customers and employees alike now expect businesses to be responsive to their ever-increasing digital needs. But the expenses associated with these changes can be intimidating, especially for an SMB or SME. However, by carefully considering internal and external needs and taking time to find the right solutions, they too can experience the benefits of a digital transformation—like increased productivity and better customer reach—in an affordable way. 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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.

Trading Silent Nights for Bundles of Joy: The Life-Changing Gift of Fertility Benefits

Ultimate Software

In an effort to both do right by their people and recruit top talent, many employers of choice are doubling-down on employee-focused benefits such as flexible work schedules , unlimited paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and competitive 401(k) matches.

Transforming the supply chain for health care providers

Bersin with Deloitte

Part 1: Making sense of a complex web. Posted by Eileen Radis , Paul Atkins , and Kurt Banas on December 17, 2019. Supply chain is rapidly becoming a key strategic function across the health care provider ecosystem, with a seat at the C-suite table.

How to Leverage Competency Models in Reviews


Competency models allow management and HR to identify gaps in employee skill sets, align employee behavior with corporate goals, and determine whether an employee is ready for a promotion. What are Competency Models?

Cartoon Coffee Break: Getting Too Comfortable

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.

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.