2019

A Movement to Fight the Fear and Collectively Fix Feedback

WorkHuman

By Tamra Chandler —. Click the player at the bottom of this post to listen to our WorkHuman Radio interview with Tamra. Feedback: The mere mention of the word can make your blood pressure rise and your defenses go up. For many of us, it’s a dirty word we associate with bias, politics, resentment, and self-doubt. Yes, feedback has a branding problem – a negative reputation that has been built one lousy experience at a time.

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The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Most of Your Organization’s Data?

Ultimate Software

Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “ Big Data Executive Survey ” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012.

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Just What The H*ck Is Organizational Culture Anyway?

15Five

For years, leaders in the HR/Management space, academics, and top business minds have all sought to define organizational culture. They have largely failed. This is, of course, no easy task. Culture is nebulous, something that we feel but just can’t put a name to. It’s like the immortal soul. We can’t point to it, and some say that it doesn’t exist, but who can deny that there is something magical and mysterious about our lives?

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HR as a “Prediction Machine”

Visier - Talent Acquisition

A web search on “AI in HR” reveals a mind-boggling array of possibilities. For example, AI can choose candidate sources, predict candidate performance, offer coaching and learning, and even suggest employee pay levels. Yet, a recent IBM survey suggests that only 66% of CEOs believe cognitive computing can drive significant value in HR, and only 50% of HR executives recognize that cognitive computing has the power to transform key dimensions of HR. Are these leaders missing the point?

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How to Invest in ALL Employees, Not Just #Millennials

UpstartHR

While there may be some minor generational differences in workplace preferences, the truth is ALL your people want to learn, grow, use their strengths and be recognized and appreciated for their efforts. I’ve written extensively about the myth that Millennials are fundamentally different than other generations. The real point is that someone at that life stage has different needs. This article is all about how to meet the varying needs of a diverse workforce. .

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Your Employment Brand (Once Done Right) Probably Needs Less Refreshing Than You Think.

The HR Capitalist

Quick post today related to employment branding and HR marketing. The big thought is this: You get sick of your own stuff at a much more rapid pace than the marketplace does. Trust me, I'm somewhat of an expert related to being impatient with things that are done well. But the reality is that once you (or I) create something, we see it more than anyone else.

Post Traumatic Growth – Recognizing Opportunity in Adversity

DecisionWise

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”. – Ernest Hemingway. In the mid-1990’s, two psychologists working at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, coined a new term for a long-observed phenomenon. The term was, “post-traumatic growth”, or PTG. Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun created the term to refer to growth as a possible outcome of experiencing crisis or adversity.

Perks have lost their luster? No kidding!

Bersin

There’s a better way to shine as an employer. Posted by Melanie Langsett , Garry Spinks , and Naomi Bradley on January 9, 2019. We’ve seen a flurry of articles recently describing why perks are becoming passé.

Using Mindfulness To Infinitely Increase Your Capacity At Work

15Five

What can you do to take control of your nervous system when your schedule feels jam packed, you work in an open office, and there are dings and whistles from your phones and emails all day? Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness , but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful. Aren’t you using your mind all the time? The answer? Meditate my friend. Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to this moment without judgment, and is cultivated from a daily meditation practice.

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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

Josh Bersin

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another. Read more» The post The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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Technology Sets the Stage for a More Human Onboarding Process

Allegis Global Solutions

For years, companies have struggled to provide a positive experience for new workers in the onboarding process. Many of the challenges stem from a lack of a people-centric workflow and a check-the-box mentality. Rather than simply treat onboarding as a list of tasks, a strong employee relationship must begin with onboarding that focuses on delivering a positive experience for both the worker and the employer. Talent Tools & Technology

Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 18% of adults in the U.S. some 42 million people) have a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder.

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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

HR Bartender

I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. . Technology is doing some wonderful things for the customer experience. I can make doctor appointments and see my lab results using an app.

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How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

How Workplace Feedback Can Create A Cultural Revolution At Your Company

15Five

How many times have you heard the phrase, “communication is key?” If you’re anything like me, the advice has now become trite, losing any significance or weightiness it once had. But ignoring this advice with any relationship can be detrimental to the deep connection you are trying to create with another person. When we aren’t intentional with the way we communicate, things can turn sour quickly.

4 Ways To Handle Employee Experience Disruptors

DecisionWise

A new CEO is hired, and your employee engagement scores decline across the board. The answer is simple. A new leader has introduced a challenging wildcard into your employee experience (EX) – uncertainty. Of all the engagement killers we know of, uncertainty can be one of the most damaging. Unmet and unrealistic expectations are viral pathogens that disrupt and sabotage even the best EX. Expectation gaps undermine predictability, which is a key ingredient that increases and promotes trust.

Strategic HR vs Compliance HR: What’s the Difference?

Reflektive

Compliance has traditionally been HR’s main focus and area of responsibility. HR is expected to ensure the company meets all legalities concerning employee treatment while making sure employees understand workplace handbooks, codes of contact, and similar issues. Compliance HR continues to have its place in modern human resources, but growing access to employee data has seen the rise of strategic HR and the alignment between human resources and company goals. Defining Compliance HR.

How to Turn Employees into Employer Brand Ambassadors?

TalentLyft

Your best employer brand ambassadors are your employees. They are the most trusted source of truth about how your company works. If you want to tell the story of your company, they are your best storytellers. Learn how to encourage them to share a compelling story about your company and help you recruit top talent! Read More. Recruitment Marketing

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

7 Effective Techniques to Boost Employee Morale Without Increasing Salaries

Kazoo

Employee morale. Wikipedia defines it as job satisfaction or a feeling of well-being in the workplace. But morale offers more than just happiness. Research shows a clear link between employees’ morale and better job performance. Companies that use employee morale boosters see a benefit to their bottom line. The opposite is also true. Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees (i.e. low morale) cost the U.S. 483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.

Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture.

CultureIQ

As the 53rd Super Bowl sprints to kickoff, analysts, pundits and moneyballers are furiously sifting through mountains of data to determine which team–Patriots or Rams–has the winning edge. Statistics about injuries, coaching strategies, team history, even game-day weather, are being … The post Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture. appeared first on CultureIQ.

#BlackBlogsMatter : Let’s Separate For Peace Sake

The Aristocracy of HR

010010000000As I continue on my journey of life, I find the one thing I consistently seek is peace. I enjoy peace in my relationships, peace of mind, peace in matters of the heart, and just general equilibrium as much as possible with most things in my life. Please do not discount the effort it takes […].

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

ExactHire Recruiting

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Defining Your Company’s Core Values

Ultimate Software

How would you define your company culture? What are the elements, traits, and pillars that describe a typical day for your employees—whether they work at headquarters, a regional office, or from home, maybe thousands of miles away? So often, when starting up or even as they grow, companies focus mainly on defining their missions: what they do, the products or services they provide, the industries they serve.

HR In The Age Of AI: Lots Of Change Ahead

Josh Bersin

Over the last few months, I’ve talked with dozens of HR leaders about their talent challenges and the need to transform HR. Companies are redesigning roles and reskilling teams , working to improve engagement and wellbeing , creating new programs for feedback , and rethinking the role of leadership. But none of these challenges is. Read more» The post HR In The Age Of AI: Lots Of Change Ahead appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening. They have data about vendors – past, current, and future. HR has business intelligence data related to jobs, salaries, benefits, etc. Some of this data is online and some is good old-fashioned paper.

4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

15Five

“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night. With Afghan military partners we had just met, and who we didn’t fully trust yet. Our previous set of partners had attacked us, their own mentor team, inflicting 25 percent casualties.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.